Logansport Press, October 5, 1951

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Logansport Press (Newspaper) - October 5, 1951, Logansport, Indiana Weather GOVERNMENT FORECAST Partly cloudy, cooler today; rain by Saturday LO NSPO Only Local Morning Paper Serving Cass, Carroll, Pulaski, Miami, Fulton, White Counties VOL. 31, No. 95. NEA TELEPHOTOS LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1951 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE FIVE CENTS George E. SOKOLSKY These Days DOWN TO FUNDAMENTALS The word, news, gives tho impression that what is reported has something to do with the new, the exceptional, the novel, the different. Thus, some believe that ;i divorce is better news than a marriage because it is more stnrtling or that a picture of a half-clothed starlet Is terrifically interesting and exciting. No such photograph attract the per- manent interest nor the unfathom- able beauty of Whistler's "Mo- ther." We have also been taught in this trade that names make news, that the more names one men- tions, the more interesting the story. In fact, some newsworthy characters are so anxious to be mentioned that even unfavorable comment is preferable to none at all. They hire press agents lo make certain that they are men- tioned, no matter why. Yet. there is much more to re- port upon than the mere listing of What, for instance, i? so important about the silly sal who so barily manages her life that she runs through three or four marriages in a decade? Perhaps would stay put if she were not encouraged in her escapades hy being made a celebrity for her sins. THIS. OF COURSE, is a mat- ter of opinion on which many differ, but what I ani searching for is new? which explains to ;ny son and yours why their world is so contused, why years of their vouth have been captured by war. Why must they be at war or ready lo be called up again? Who got them intf this? That is the re- porter's job these days. There are dynamic forces that move swiftly and decisive events that require analysis and under- standing. For instance, Dr. Char- les Malik of Lebanon, looking out upon our Western world, once said: "There is a general weakening of moral fiber. One gains the that the great fund of moral strength which has been handed down from the tears and labors oC the ages is not being creatively replenished. There is thus unrcgeneraiion. a terrifying wastage of substance. Quality is in eclipse. Quantity and size do- minate OVR UNIVERSITIES and col- leges face this problem, both as a cultural and financial one, at this Many ot them permitted themselves the luxury of the G.I. Bill of Rights, which was as much a subsidy for schools as it provided aid to former soldiers. They expanded to accept increas- ed attendance. They took on addi- tional staff, often not of the quality and maturity of those who had slowly established themselves as scholars by achievement in general or particular fields. In the lower schools, the de- generation of quality set in long before in the growth of what is generally called progressive edu- cation and in the elimination of such specific subjects as history, "eography and civics, the cumu- lative subject called the social sciences having been substituted. BUT THE VERY WORST de- fect in general school education, from the standpoint of quality, is the assumption that children must remain at school, often up to IS years of age. whether they are able to asborb knowledge or not, and that none may be held back, no matter how stupid, first be- cause it is anti-social to punish the lazy, the idle and the incom- petent, and secondly because un- less whole classes are pushed ahead, there can be no seats for the oncoming classes. Thus, for education is substitu- ted regimentation: for scholar- ship, mere attendance. Some col- leges are correcting these defects by stiffening the required courses during the first two years. Another check on the exaltation of the stupid is the special ex- amination of smart boys in con- nection with the draft. I ONCE HEARD A mother object to .giving the smart boys Increased opportunity on the grounds that it was undemocratic, of course, learning has never been democratic, only one Aris- totle having been produced in 4.000 years, ar.d an Army is not related to equality but to special abilities, finely trained and cap- able of utilization of the precise moment of necessity. Quality is always rare, but it is always worth the effort. There (Continued en Page Four) Reds Hills To Meet New Threats From U. S. Eighth Army Headquarters, Korea. Friday. Oct. 5 Reds surged down from their hilltop bunkers today and attacked U. S. positions in waves on the flaming Western front. The Reds were fighting furiously to crack the Allied line, which was rolled forward as much as four miles in two of a roaring autumn offensive. The Allies kicked off their drive Wednesday with troops from nine nations paced bv mammoth British Centurion tanks. "First Cavalry division troops fought off the Chinese coun- terattacks throughout the night. But the Reds still were pressin" their attack at day- Cass 4th Orate On History Toiir cU Olde Towne, Peru Muse- um, Siocum Park To Be Visited Fourth grade students in all Cass county rural schools will take part in an annual local his- tory tour on Tuesday Oct. 9. it was announced yesterday by Ray- mond S. Julian, county school su- perintendent. The tour will be started at a.m. with all schools convening at the grove site of Olde Towne. Inr.-iiivd north of Adampboro ar.d of Hoover, and will visit the hreak. The action raged south- west of Chorwon. A battalion of Reds spear- headed the attack, which began at a.m. a in. When the Americans beat off the first wave of attack- ers, the Reds stepped up their strength to men. A general headquarters com- munique said only that Allied troops hurled back several Com- munist counterattacks. Drive Continues It said tho Allies were continu- ing their drive on the central and west-central fronts against "con- siderable enemy resistance." The 100.000-man Allied offen- sive, spearheaded by the British Commonwealth and U. S. Third Division, had blasted two deep dents in the Chinese defenses of western Korea Thursday. Stubborn Communist counter- attacks elsewhere r.iong the 4U- Iocs mile-wide active front either stop- wes FIREMEN START group of city firemen is shown here .in one of many inspection visits to made during fire prevention week, which starts Monday. Capt, 0. J. Lcbo. Charles Harmon. i Harry Jones. GeorRe Morris and Robert Crispcn are shown looking: over the new addition to REM. (Press Irvin Steals Home; Dark's 3-Run Homer Puts Victory On Ice New York. Oct. 4 rampant New York Giants pinned no-hit Allie Reynolds' ears back with a barrage ot blows and humbled' the Yankees, 5 to 1. behind Dave crafty pitching in today's opening World Series struggle. The scrapping National League champions, maintaining the impetus of their amazing drive to the pennant, piled into the favored Bombers, scoring all the runs they needed to win I lor Southpaw Koslo in the first inning. i Alvin Dark, captain and shortstop of Leo Durocher's dand- ies, put the game beyond the reach of the Yankees with a tre- mendous three-run homer off Reynolds in the sixth. Monte Irvin, slugging leftfielder, tied a Series record with four clean hits and electrified the great crowd of by stealing home for the Giants' second and winning run in the first frame, Koslo. handing the American Leaguers their first loss in a Series opener since 1936, yielded only seven hits and hand- ------------------------------------------1 cuffed the Yankees almost completely over the last seven iremen To Note Loud Mouth Gels Rogers 'aip Ships at Sea Ready To Rescue Princess London, Friday, Oct. 5 assigned five ships to- night to stations in the Atlantic, over which Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh will fly Monday enroute to Canada. ,8 To 14 Fort Wayne, Ralph Rogers, 26-year-oid Fort Willie Moretti Had Talked Too Much to Crime Probers night in a downtown Fort Wayn ped the United Nations forces cold Miami Count; or limited the advance to scanty courthouse in vards. Museum at the Peru winding UP 'with a trip to the Frances Siocum theater because he laughed loud. A three-state too ponce net had p- ark Cemetery eight miles failed to find any trace of Rogers but an alert movie patron recog- nized him when she turned around At the two places where the Al- State lies penetrated, the advance total- southeast o; 1 eru. ed four miles n two davs Buses bringing school children led four miles in t-Aoaa.. man Jn bad. of The Reds Bought "c and a.m. and park along the roadside adjacent to the wooded Three American divisions, the First Cavalrv, Third and 25th. the lot. In case of ram Tuesda will be staged on Wedncs- annual South Korean First Division, the tour wui 25 000 man British Commonwealth day. Mr Juiian sain. _ division and Turkish. Greek and The event, which is an Philipino brigades made up the at- part oE the program tacking fo'-ce for the county schools, opens with the session at Olde Towne where Fries To Scoots In Cass Tho picture was the story of a cat which inherited a baseball team. Police, called to the scene by the woman, placed Rogers under arrest on a manslaughter war- rant issued soon after his pretty wife, Rachel, 30. was found shot to death in the i: recognition of schools represented will be given and special guests introduced. From to the Story of Olde Towne will be related to the children. At 10 o'clock buses Elected Chairman at An- leave tor the Miami county Superintendent Julian will speak, home. Authorities would make no statement other than that Rogers was being questioned. The only report about Rogers since the shooting was that he was seen in Logansport that afternoon. nual Meeting Herman Fries was elected chair- man of the Cass district in the Three Rivers council. Boy Scouts, at the annual meeting at the Luth- eran Parish hall last night. Cecil Laymen was elected vice- chairman; Louis Enimerd, district commissioner, and Oscar Beasey. and Dr. Brice Fitzgerald were elected to the board of directors. Elected members at large were: Ralph Todd, Manfred Wolf, V. A. Kranz. Leo Hcndricks, Paul Bail- ey, Roland Hager, Dr. Brice Fitz- gerald, Dr. Russell Merrical. Dr. Donald Winter, Tom Hirschauer, John Hyman, and Fred Scagnoli. The newly elected chairman an- nounced his appointments as chairmen of the operating com- mittees. They are: Ralph Todd, finance; Oscar I. Beasey, leader- courthouse at Peru. There the children will inspect the museum and hear greetings from John Davisson, Miami county school superintendent, and welcome will be given by Mrs. William West, curator of the museum. Lunch At Park At a.m. the children will board buses for the journey to Frances Siocum State Park where at noon they will enjoy a picnic lunch. At 1 p.m. the buses leave for Frances Siocum cemetery ar- riving at Mrs. West then will (Continued on page 6) Theodore Wyss, police detective captain, said that Rogers was seen leaving home last Saturday after- noon shortly before his year-old son found the his mother in the basement. She had been shot twice, through the head and side. Police said the basement showed signs of a struggle before the shooting. Cliffside Park. N. J.. Oct. 4 Glib-tongued Willie Moretti, pa! of underworld kingpins, was si- lenced today by the guns of four men who joked with the bigtirne gambler just before the triggers v.'ci'c squeezed. Authorities said the pudgy, balding chatterbox, who once boasted he'd never bs murdered, had been "taken for a ride by his friends." Shot twice in the head. Morct- ii v, as found sprawled on a tile floor of a small restaurant. A waitress, who had gone ir.to the asement of their kitchen just before the shooting, i discovered the body beside a small, square-topped table. The four men had fled. Strewn on the floor were four .38 cali- bre shells, indicating an automa- tic pistol had been the death wea- pon. A racing form, a cup ot coffee, two smoking cigarettes ana a small brown cigar were atop the blood-fiecked restaurant table. mninsrs. Shelling Reynolds from the hill in six innings, the confident. Giants bombarded the big Indian and his two successors. Bob Hogue and Tom Morgan for 10 ringing blows. Only six days ago Reynoldi pitched his second no-hit gama of the season at the expense oi the Boston Red Sox. Much of the game's drama was wrapped up in the first inning. The crowd had filed into tha i Fire drills, essay contests, and stadium wondering whether tha j firebox demonstrations will be a i National Leaguers were too T spent from their gruelling flaa jpart of the program of the Lo-; ,0 makc rea] %ta4 gansport fire department to bring against the fearsome Bombers. Fire Prevention week before the cct ;n Gear 2 Gonc people of the city, October 8 answer wasn't long in j through 14. coming. Reynolds got the first Fire Drills Essay Contest And Quiz Program Planned ship training; Paul Bailey, camp- The Giants Series Forecaster Has No Advice for Today There won't be any forecast on today's game from Russell Taylor, city hall custodian. Tay- lor missed the boat yesterday. He said the Yanks would win 6 to 2. ing and activities; Roland Hager. health and safety; Al Drompp, or- ganization and extension; and John Hyman, advancement. The retiring officers .gave their reports for the past year, and Louis Emmerd spoke on "Forward on Liberty's Team." Wednesday night the Northwest district met at the Methodist church in Monticello and elected co-chairrnen of the district. F. H. Gillespie, Monticello. and M. T. Barco. Winamac, became the new- chairmen. Walter McCoIly. Monon, was elected district commissioner. Color pictures of the World Jamboree in Salzburg. Austria, were shown by Ray Philips, scout- master of troop 25, Monticello. 1. Taylor couldn't terday afternoon, ported to be hiding in the coa! bin, but this was noi verified. be found yes- He was re- NO CONSIDERATION Washington, Oct. 4 sador-at-Large Philip C. Jessup swore tonight that the United Joint Inspection of Two Masonic To Be Held Oct. llth First inspection in several years of the two local Masonic bodies, Tipton and Orient lodges, will be a joint event on Thursday, Oct. 11. at p.m. at the Masonic hail. In charge will be Grand Lec- turer Lenis Firestine of Indiana- polis, Inspection will be on En- tered Apprentice degree and Tip- a- ton lodge will confer the work. Following the event, to which all Masons are invited, refresh- ments will be served. John Breese is Worshipful Master of Tipton Lodge No. 33, F. and A. M. and Dr. Brice Fitzgerald is Worshipful Master Slates has "never considered the of Orient Lodge No. 272, F. and recognition of Communist China." A. M. More Hotel Facilities Needed Here. C. C. Hears s e Moretti had in cash in his bocy oi J pochtets, Moretti. an intimate of the late Al Capone, Frank Costeilo and Joe Adonis .had been perhaps the most talkative witness to appear before the Senate crime investi- gating committee. Former Mayor O'Dwyer of New York told the committee Willie was one of the directors of Murder. Inc. Talked Too Much Sen. Kefauver for- mer chairman of the committee, told of the slaying by a senate reporter, said: "It is pretty clear that Moretti talked too much and had been talking too much for too long, x x x He was one of the most cooperative witnesses we heard." Mrs. Dorothy Novack, waitress Joe's restaurant, across the street from shuttered Palisades Amusement Park, gave police this story of events preceding the shooting: Four men were seated at the smail table, sipping coffee. Mo- retti, nattily clad in a brown suit, walked in. shook hands with the quartei and all five sat down. They joked and chatted. Mrs. Novack -.vent into the kitchen for a menu. Four shots rar.g out. The time was a. rn. The waitress scurried back to find Moretii's body on the floor and two hats left behir.d by j killers. State Street Youth Died In Battle Sept. 8. Parents Told Word has been received that Pvt. Laurence D. "Bud" Docker- ty, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. .lames TJockcrty, 334 .State street, was killed in action in his first battle in Korea on September 8th. Inducted into the Army Janu- ary 5. 1951. he received six weeks basic training at Carnp T3recken- ridce. Ky. He was transferred to ordnance school at Aberdeen, Md.. for three month; and after a 14-c.ay fulough reported lo Camp Stoncm.in. Calif. HP left San Francisco on Aug- ust 8 and arrived in Yokohama, Japan. August 21. He was sent immediately from Japan to Korea. Born July 9, 1929. at Marinette, V.'is., he attended schools at Niag- ara, Wis.. Eurnettsville and Lo- .gansport. Before entering the sor- vice he was emnloyed at the Steak Diner and Economy Radio shop in Kokomo. His residence there was at 72fi S. Indiana. Survivors are his wife. Helen, and four-months-old son. Buddy, Jr., Kokomo: the parents. James and Emma Dockerty. this city: five brothers and five sisters: Marvin. Norma. Bob, Patty, and Jack, at home: "Willis. Monticello: James. Jr. and Mrs. Dwight F.'tz. Kokomo: Mrs. Virgil Adder- man. Niagara. Wjs.: Mrs. Russell Gunther. Chicago; several aunts and uncles. He was the fifth and Cass county man to die in the Korea war. Three from here The Chamber of Commerce i will give a cup to the elementary school with the best fire drill, as judged by the firemen. The fire- men will judge the drills not two hitters, but then wavered and issued a pass to Hank Thompson, one of the Giants' ihrec Negro outfielders for the day. Irvin fol- lowed with a clean shot into loft only on speed, but on conduct of field on which Thompson easily the' drills, safety, and overall i reached third. That brought up Whiter Lock- man, one of tho heroes of yes- terday's wonderous ninth-inninfi rally, and the blond first baseman promptly delivered a liner to evacuation proficiency. High school students will com- pete in fire prevention essay and poctpr contests. The prizes will not be announced, but will be given as surprises. The firemen left which bounced over the low promise that they will be worth i barrier for a ground rule double. while. Thompson trotted home, but tha Quiz programs will be held in forced Irvin to pull up the high school and in Riley j at thlrd- Junior high school. testing 1 For a moment it looked like a j knowledge of prevention meth-i bad brpak ods. A series of talks will be given by Charles Purdue, district in- surance ariiustor, who will ad- dress the Potary club and Lions for the man's hit having bounced for otherwise Irvin would hava scored easily on the wallop. But I then, with hero Bob Thomson at the plate, the speedy Negro broke for home and slid in attheir next week. j urdpr. YOR. Invite Public In j the score as Reynolds' pitch went All the cities fire houses will j nigh. be open to the public during the j First Since 1921 week, and all the equipment at It was the first steal of home the Centra! firehouse will be in a World Series game sinco demonstrated. 1921. and the crowd rewarded A" in the past, the firebox at the Orange, N. J.. athlete with the cornr-r of Fourth and Broad- a deafening roar of approval. way will be used to demonstrate the proper method of turning :n an alarm. The schedule of events will be announced by Chief Joseph Graf- Fire prevention week is cele- brated over the country by pro- clamation of President Truman. Since the Chicago fire of October fi and 10, ]371. which wiped out' the entire business sections and part of the residential section fire prevention has progressed to the status of a science. Sound A double by rookie Gil Mc- Dougald, followed by Gerry Coleman's single to right on 1 which Thompson bobbled the ball momentarily, provided the Yanki with a score after only one wai (Continued on page 6) areas still reported missing ac- rules of fire safety are now well established. Elks Name Committees For Hallowe 'en Parade Harvey Berry Dies f iiorsday Retired Telegrapher Ex- pires at Home Harvey Berry, 70, retired tele- graph operator at the Pennsyl- vanis railroad, died at 4 o'clock Thursday evening at his residence, 2200 High street. He had been in failing health for some time. Born in Adamsboro Dec. 24, Prelimir.arv arrangements f o r entrants will be assembled at the 1880, he was the son of Jsmes and of Hallo- Elks bail roorn where final judg- Sarah Spencer Berry. He was an annual obsenanc o. nai o of the Pennsylvania for 4g Ke was a member of the Cal- vary Presbyterian church and the following Masonic organizations: ve'en were made at the regular treats of candy, apples and eskimo pies at the lodge cafe. Exalted Ruler Boatman and A modern hotel of 60 to 100 rooms is needed by Logansport, Myron D. Hockenberry. of the Kockenberry Hotel Survey corp- oration told a special committee ot Margaret Louise Chapman, 1428 the Chamber of Commerce last Erie avenue, was served with a night. The committee voted to defer the problem of a financing cam- charge by Sheriff Claude Berk- paisn for the building to the next shire" and Deputy Sheriff Dale meeting of the directors rricay. Logan last night. This represents a Business ana industrial Sixth Indictment Is Against Local Woman in, 14: with a bench warrant ar.d Taken into custody on an embezzlement Mrs. Russell Cantley Head Sed SalCS: oU Je .lu.t-i ye U Of be no less than 60 rooms Luncheon UCtODCr .i should and not more than 100 rooms The cost of an SO room building, the report continued, would be about Another point Hockenberry em- phasized, was that a rsf-w hotel help, rather than hurt, the hotels aireacy established. Where it would compete, he said, is with business meeting of Logansport the Elks lodge last night with com- rnittees being named for festivities on Wednesday October 31. Bill Boatman. Exalted Ruler of the lodge, appointed Walter Eck- stein as chairman of the arrange- ments committee and named as his helpers, Ed Troy. Jack Ker.- October 12. the last of the Hockenberry. who had beer. six indictments handed down by, commissioned by the Chamber to the hotels of Kokomo, Lafayette, and the surrounding cities. The directors will bezzling money from a local bus- that adequate accomodations were necessary lor the progress oi the the Cass county grand jury. Mrs. rnake a survey of the needs and Chapman was charged with em- possibilities lor a new hotel said a iness house about two years decide whether to start a financing cam- paign and when. ea s with Mrs. Harold Menz and Keith Michael were named as her committee. Arrangements were rr.ace for a luncheon October 20 at the YWCA to elect sea! sales chairmen for the townships through the county. secretary Dan Erb gave reports on I Tipton Lodge No. 33, F. and A. M.; the recent state convention held; Logan Chapter, No. 2, Logan at Indianapolis and plans were i Council, No. 11, St. John's Com- rnade for the initiation of candi- I mandery No, 24, Order of Eastern dates next Thursday evening. At j Star. that time the District Deputy! Survivors are his wife, Nellie; Clarence I one daughter, Mrs. John Dempsey, i Eelphi; one brother, Walter Berry, San Bernardino, Calif.; four grand- 1 children; several nieces and neph- ews. The body is at the Chase-Miller the House Committee or at the Elks chapel where friends may call. Cafe. j Knights Templar will be in the meeting last night. charge of final rites to be held movies on the "Production of j Saturday at at the chapel. Stainless Steel'' were shown, the; Reverend Harold King will offic- through the downtown area after film having been secured through iate and burial will be in Mt. which the outstanding costumed Muehihausen Spring. i cemetery. Booher. Following its custom the win stage the program to honor the kiddies of the Logansport area. The event will feature a parade ;