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Daily News (Newspaper) - November 8, 1947, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania THE WEATHER Cloudy Windy THE STATE LIBRARY EDUCATION VOL 26 THE DAILY NEWS HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8 1947 CENTS PEUK NO 246 PROBERS AGREE TO HEAR NINE HUGHES WITNESSES Six Events Will Mark A Day Observance Tuesday OVER TEN TONS OF FLOUR READY FOR FRIENDSHIP TRAIN Over 10 tons of flour for the Friendship Train have already been collected in Huntingdon County Robert chairman of the Huntingdon Lions Club committee in charge of the pro ject announced today The service club is sponsoring the trains mercy mission locally and a carload of flour is the aim of the campaign Members of committee reported last evening that all sec tions of the county are falling in line with the project and that dona tions of flour and cash are received daily The Friendship Train left the West Coast last night and it will arrive in Huntingdon about 6 oclock on Sunday November IS Plans for a giant reception for the train here are being made It was reported to Chairman Powell that the Mapleton area will have a ton of flour to help fill the car Robertsdale Mount Union and Orbisonia are aiso ex to give generously No reports form those areas were available today The Rev Harry Geissinger pas 1 Continued on Page Mve POULTRYLESS DAYS ENDS TO TRY NEW PLAN By VINCENT United Press Correspondent Washington Nov high food official said today the gov is going to buy poultry at prices to prevent a price decline as result of the plan to end poultryless Thursday The Citizens Food Committee has called off its poultryless days effective immediately in favor of a new program But the committee appealed to the public to keep Thursdays eggless J The food official said the gov chicken purchase pro gram is aimed at farmers to get rid of their birds and at the same time ready guaranteeing them a market This official who sat in on re cent top policy discussions said the governments price would be slightly above current market prices The increase he said might be as little as one cent a It was believed the purchase program would be for a limited time to encourage high market ings of chickens now and yet dis courage an increase in future Continued on Page Five Tie Washington PEARSON SAYS TRAIN PROVES AVERAGE AMERICANS CAN FOREIGN POL ICY AMERICAN 1RAMA STAGED LN EUROPE POLICY AS AS INDIVIDUAL AMERICAN Aboard The Friendship Train Southern train of cars which pulled out of Los Angeles last night en route to New York and Europe represents something basic and important in the American system Its a sym bol of the participation of the average American in the foreign policy of his country For a long time foreign has been something ethereal and distant which the man in Bakers field or San Bernardino could do absolutely nothing about He had to leave it tr ambassadors abroad the Department and the Senate All he could do was vote to kick out tha Senators and the Presi dent who let the country in for n bad foreign policy But that time and in the interim a lot of people have stood on the sidelines feeling helpless futile frustrated All they could do was write let to Washington which is much like aiming an arrow Into the in the hope of hit ting a whale And in the end he had to fight after foreign policy flopped Now however lor the first time in history the average American sees to do to influence the foreign policy of hli on Six events will mark Hunting dons observance of Armistice Day next Tuesday November 11 Plans for the daylong program have been completed An 11 oclock program to be broadcast over WHUN a parade at a program at War Veterans Memorial Field the football game between Hunting don Highs Bearcats and the Ebensburg High eleven and an Armistice Day banquets by the Veterans of Foreign the American Legion highlight the holiday program Borough schools and most busi ness establishments in Hunting don will close for the day The observance will open with a broadcast starting at oclock and continuing until Taps and echo will be sounded and Dr Edmund L Manges pastor of St James Lutheran Church will give the Armistice Day prayer The Veterans of Foreign Wars Glee Club under the direction of Frank Prough will be heard as I Continued on Page Two Ellis Named To Committee To Judge Essays Five college presidents Includ ing Dr Calvert N Ellis of Juniata College Huntingdon were ap pointed today by State Commerce Secretary Orus J Matthews as a committee to judge essays sub mitted in the Pennsylvania Week contest for high school seniors The prize money donated bv the Pennsylvania Retailers As sociation consists of a first award 5500 second 5250 third three and nine prizes Topic of the essays is Why I like to Pennsylvania awards will be announced by Dec 15 The judges named were Dr Ralph Cooper Hutchison Lafa yette College Easton chairman Dr George versity of delphia Dr Calvert W McClelland Uni Pennsylvania Phila Ellis Juniata College Huntingdon Dr Joseph J Wehrle Gannon College Erie and Dr Robert M Steele California iPa State Teachers College BRETHREN CHURCH TO HAVE VESPERS A vesper service has been plan ned by the congregation of the Stone Church of the Brethren to be held at four oclock on Sunday afternoon November 9 in the church This service will replace the usual evening worship service and is another in a series of ves per services being held in cooper ation with Juniata College The Rev John C is pastor of the church and Prof Charles L Rowland is the choir director The church organist is Franklin Perkins and Mrs Wilbur Neff is the assistant organist Mr Perkins will as a pre lude number one of his own com positions entitled Vesper Pray er He will next play For the opening hymn the will sing This Is The Day of Light The prayer of invoca Continued on Page Five HEAD OF HOSPITAL TRUSTEES REPORTS ON BUILDING FUND Construction work on the new addition to J C Blair Memorial Hospital at Huntingdon will start just as promptly as suffi cient funds have been paid on the various pledges and reasonable assurance can be had that all materials are available to finish the job Thorns F Bailey presi dent of the board of trustees said today Cash in the amount of has been paid into the Hospital Building Fund Bailey said in his report addressed to the trustees to the contributors to the Hos pital Building Fund and to the general public Baileys report is published in full Following the successful con of our drive for funds to build an addition to the hospital our trustees have been quietly but effectively working upon plans in preparation to starting upon the actual building opera tions This work has been done by the following committees of the Board who report as follows The Building Fund Committee reports a total of over 573000000 pledged to the fund and 00000 in actual cash paid into the fund Various bookkeeping pro have been set up by the committee to handle the pledges receive the contributions send out notices and to properly adminis ter the fund Notice of the second regular installment and other amounts due during 1947 will soon Continued on Page Two REVEAL BLUEPRINT OF CORPORATION TO HANDLE AID PLAN BY SANDOR S KLEIN United Press Correspondent Nov draftsmen of a foreign aid plan have reached agreement on at least a which they want tied to any pro gram of assistance for Europe This was disclosed today with the publication of a preliminary bipartisan blueprint for machinery to handle foreign aid The blue print was prepared by the Special House Committee under Rep Christian A Herter R Mass that was set up to study and ad vise on that subject The 10member committee rec that a new government corporation should be created to administer foreign stop gap and longterm However the committee made it clear that in carrying out its objec tives the corporation should im pose certain prerequisites to as sistance Among these were 1 That recipient countries make vigorous efforts to increase pro duction of food and other essen tials necessary not only for their own requirements but those of other countries 2 That these countries take steps to facilitate the interchange Continued on Page Five The Weather Cloudy Windy And Colder A Few Light Showers Colder Tonight With Low Tem Of 28 to 32 Degrees Sunday Considerable Cloudiness And Cold To Play In Armistice Day Program HIGH will i h for the season of the newly organized High School Band will be their participation m the Armistice Day Parade and Memorial Service in Orbisonia on weeks ago the band received new uniforms as a gift of the Orbisonia the band is pictured above in the new uniforms The Band Mothers and neW been an fa The the the school term the band has grown to which is very good considering the size of the school during the past few months having played several Summer th ion rost Planning Full Program For November 11 A full program to mark Armis tice Day in Orbisonia has been planned by the Post No 51S American Legion The days events will include a huge street parade memorial pro gram football game and an even ing stage performance Kenneth C Madden Robert J McGee and Homer T Wear are serving as the Committee on Last year on Armistice Day the Legion post staged a gigantic Welcome Home celebration in Orbisonia in honor the service mens return to the community The parade will move at 10 oclock Tuesday morning Four di visions will be in the Jine of march military units service or and other clubs school pupils and floats Commander William J Held of the United States will de liver the memorial address at a service to be held at II a m at the Honor Roll on Ridged Street in Orbisonia Queen Riding High th ttf of the outstanding on tfa College tleven i Betty Kiracofe a Huntingdon coed who rules today aa the first MIsa Homecoming on College Hill And In case you are still Interested those broad shoulders belong to HITRUN DRIVER IS NABBED BY POLICE Huntingdon Borough police to day identified the driver who crashed into a Chrysler sedan owned by Charles E of 1611 Mifflin Street Huntingdon early Friday morning I R Ross of 213 Sixteenth Street Huntingdon pleaded guil ty to the charge of hitrun ing last evening when he was before Justice of the Peace E R Barclay Earlier in the evening Ross was arrested on the charge by Borough Policemen Russell Simpson and Philip Paa cale Ross was sentenced to pay the costs and a fine of 525 He most also repair damage done to the Continued on Page Five Planned to honor the war dead the service will include special music by the Orbisonia High School Band under the of A a for mer Army Air Force lieutenant The band will play the National Anthem and by Reveire At the memorial service the Rev Father Joseph M Rusnak of Mount Union will giv the invoca tion Mr Held and aides will dec orate the honor roll A salute to the dead and taps will be given under the direction of Lieutenant Robert J McGee In the afternoon at oclock the High football team will meet the eleven Be tween the there will be band drills A special feature of halftime will be the presentation of a fine animal act under the sponsorship of the Legion post Students Sunshine Collies un der the personal direction of Wil liam Student is the only white collie act in America It is ac claimed to be one of the most beautiful canine shows An outstanding siage perfor mance will be presented at 8 p m in the High School auditorium by Bud Messner ard his Sky Line Boys from Radio Continued on Page Two BOY 12 BAGS TURKEY WITH BB GUN Wardie Studebaker now has something to brag about to his classmates in the eighth grade of the Bellefonte school Last Saturday while the 12 yearold was hunting near his home in with his BB gun he shot and killed an 11 pound turkey which flew over head after his fox terrier had flushed it from a clump of bush es Gee Mom he said later when the bird that really makes you feel wonderful Miners Officials Praised For Safety Improvements The 43 workers and officials of the Broad Top Mining Company No 10 mine one mile southeast of Kearney Pa are commended for more than a dozen safety improve ments in a Federal coal mine re inspection report released today by the Bureau of Mines examined in September by In spector L M Morelli this Bedford County mine was producing an average of 193 tons of coal daily Summarizing improvements made between Inspections Morelli said that they included permissible blasting units v incombustible stemming material sufficient permissible examinations for hazards and thorough weekly examinations for explosive gas prompt removal of coal dust accumulations along conveyors and the rock dusting of dry dusty sections of the mine Other improvements cited were safe installation of tipple power wires overload protection for trailing cables on handheld elec tric drills and frame grounds for drills mining machines hoists and pumps tele phone service guards for couplings of the units and for belt and chain drives on the conveyors goggles for workers on Twoj BANKERS TO MEET IN STATE CAPITAL The annual midWinter confer ence of the Trust Company Sec tion Pennsylvania Bankers Asso will be held on Friday December 5 at Hotel in Harrisburg A number of prominent speakers will talk on subjects of current interest and an unusually large attendance is expected Representatives from banks in Huntingdon County having trust departments are expected to at tend the session The new Community Property Law will be discussed by H Ober Hess Esq of the firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll Continued on Two FIRST SNOW FALLS JN AREA First snow of the season fell in the area this morn ing Robertsdale had the heaviest fall in the area and at the ground was white at that Broad Top community although the tem had risen and at that hour it was raining and sleeting Snow started to fall at Roberts dale at about 3 oclock and con tued intermittently for nearly an hour At it was snowing on Stone Creek Ridge so badly that cars had to stop when windshield wip ers were unable to remove the wet snow fast enough Irvin Yoder of was caught in the blizzard and told The Daily that I couldnt see The worst place was at Union Church at Reports from the Warrior Ridge section stated that it was Continued on Page ASKS CIO UNION TO BUILD FIGHT FUND Atlantic City N J Nov The United Auto Workers was urged today to build a 000 fight fund for repeal of the Act The appeal by George Addes UAW came as the 22man executive board met in preparation for a weeklong convention opening to morrow and expected to be spiced with a battle for control of the powerful CIO unit Addes said at a press conference last night that once employers start powers given them under the oa I Plane Maker Delays His Testimony Will Deny High Level Pressure Washington Nov 8 Plane Maker Howard Hughes sends a parade of witnesses before Senate investigators today to support his claims that he got his wartime government con tracts strictly on the and without high level pres sure The late President Roosevelt has been linked with this socalled pressure in previous testimony The lanky millionaire sportsman and industrialist delay ed his own return to the wit ness stand to get in the record testimony from nine others whom the committee agreed to hear at his request Hughes list of witnesses was headed by Lt Gen Barney Giles wartime Air Force chief of staff It included business associates and other Air Force officers among them Col William Irvine skipper of the Dreamboat which made the celebrated flight earlier this year The Senate War Investigating Subcommittee was nearing the end of Its inquiry into worth of contracts awarded Hughes for speedy Fll photo reconnaissance planes and a huge plywood flying boat The finale was scheduled for Monday after testimony by Continued on Page Five REPORT CONTEMPT CASES ARE NEARLY READY FOR MARTIN By GRANT DELLMAN Press Correspondent Washington The House UnAmerican Activities Committee is nearly ready to take the next step in its contempt proceedings against 10 Hollywood movie writers and directors it was learned today Committee sources said the con sent of only one more member is needed to refer the contempt cita tions to House Speaker Joseph W Martin Jr Four of the nine committee members already have the action These sources said the other five members are being polled and the expected to give their un animous consent within the next few days Once the cases are laid before Martin he must decide whether to refer them directly to the attor ney general for prosecution or await the return of Congress so they can be passed upon by the full House membership The Hollywood witnesses were cited by a investigating Communism in the film colony when they re fused yes or no answers to Continued on Page Five 69 EMPLOYES OF ALEXANDRIA PLANT CITED FOR SERVICE Sixtynine employes of the Alexandria plant of the Stowe Refractories Company were signally honored at an award ceremony yesterday as company officials cited them for their service W E Robinson of Akron Ohio president of the company pre sented the workers service pins in recognition of their faithful service Expressing the companys appreciation for their longtime connection with the Alexandria plant he commended them on their efforts Other officials participating in the ceremony were Vice President S V Sagi nor also of Akron Production Manager B A Hertzell Dover Ohio and Plant Superintendent D Shire of Alexandria pina were awarded three employes J B Sigmund William M Gussman and John L McMahan Four received 35year service pins Frank T Meyash Sue L Jones George E Rogers and J Lynn Black A 30year pin was given Thomas G 25 YEAS PINS Walter A Gross Fred H Fouse Harry S Walker G Isenberg Lewis S Beck Lan dis S Itinger Embro J 20 YEAR PESTS Roland S Mickey Victor M Continued on Page Three BLACK NEW HEAD Byron Black supervising prin cipal of schools In Colerain Town ship Bedford County was elected Branch Pennsylvania State Edu cation Association at the annual president of the Bedford County session of Bedford County Teachers Institute yesterday He was nominated at the opening ses sion of the institute on Thursday Three hundred and five teach ers were pres A at the education al conference Th Bedford County School Di rectors Association also met in conjunction with the teachers in Continued on Pae Five Huntingdon Girl Rules As Miss Homecoming A photo of Juniata Colleges Miss Homecoming appears on to days Society Betty Kiracofe a senior from Taylor Highlands Huntingdon has been selected aa Juniata Col leges first Miss Homecoming and today rules over the festivities of the annual Fall Homecoming Day on College Hill Miss Kiracofe daughter of Prof anH Mrs Edgar b Kiracofe was the only Huntingdon girl among the 10 nominees for the honor of being the first queen for Home coming She was chosen in a student election con ducted by the weekly newspaper In serving as day Miss Kiracofe was to be presented in appropriate ies between the halves of the football game to day She will be honor guest at the J Club Frolic in the sium tonight Jack Buckle editor of the Jun presented Miss Homecom ing with a bouquet and a gold evening bag At dinner tonight she will be the guest of the Penn Koffee Shoppe and she will be wearing a mum at the game and a corsage at the dance as gifts from Floral Gardens In addition Kiracofe will receive a gift certificate for three portraits from Edwards Studio two albums of records from C H Milter Hardware Store Record De and a pair of gloves front Lugg and Edmonds She will be the recipient of a box of Schrafts chocolates from Earners Dairy in credit from Skipi Inn from the Grand and Clifton Theaters a Lucite nylon hai brusi from Hillys Drug Stores a Cara Noms compact from Steels Drug Store and a pin and earring set from Blacks Jewelry Ten coeds were Dominated the typical College Hill girl In addition to the winner there were Ruth M Bennett Lois P Esaley Hanover Doris M Eshbach Mt Joy Elizabeth A Leach Mansfield R Constance Loizeaux Plainfield N J N Katharine Long Baltimore Md Deris M Philadelphia Vivian B Souders Souderton and Esther M Wentzler York SAXTON STORES TO CLOSE ON TUESDAY Saxton la planning a fitting ob servance of Armistice Day next Tuesday November 11 Saxton merchants are cooperat ing in plans for the day and all stores will be closed for the holi day It will also be a vaca tion for pupils of schools As a holiday highlight Saxton Fire Company football team will meet the Beaverdale SemiPros in a night game at High School Memorial Time for the kickoff is 8 p m Proceeds from the football game will be used the Saxton Fire Company to purchase equipment
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