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Wellsville Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - December 23, 1961, Wellsville, New York MERRY CHRISTMAS toellsrille Reporter Allegany Countys Daily Newspaper Light Snow Seen Likely to Produce White Christmas Eighty Second Year NEW Saturday December 1961 Six Cents Per Copy Italy Train Crash Kills 34 Persons Italy AP A runaway railroad car gammed with Christmas shoppers plunged down a 100foot river embankment toHay killing 34 police Rescuers said another 28 per sons were injured when the last car of a threecoach train snapped loose and rolled off a The jampacked railway car crashed on the rocks at the foot of a river Police said 32 persons wore killed instantly and two otherls died after being taken to hospi tals a number of the injured were reported in grave A driving rain slowed rescue workers who resorted to blow torches to cut through the twisted wreckage and reach the 80 trav elers trapped in the Vic tims were still being removed more than two hours after the Hospitals in this town of in southern Italy sent out calls for blood Doctors and nurses who had started were called back to reinforce the holiday medical Catanzaro is in the La Sila foothills over looking the Gulf of Villagers bound for lastminuto Christmas shopping sprees in Ca tanzaro were packed in the diesel powered It rounded a curve and roared across the small river between here and SoveriaMan Two cars got across but the third twisted toppled over the side of the bridge and car ried victims to their Deaths Edge Upward Traffic 71 Fires 3 Total 77 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The death toll from highways mishaps edged steadily upward today in the opening hours of the threeday Christmas holiday In the first few hours of the which began at 6 local time Friday more than 70 persons have died in traf fic The first victim of the holiday weekend was Cora of who died in a two car crash while in route to Rhode Island to spend Christ mas with Her husband and daughter were The National Safety Council csj timates almost all of the lion motor vehicles in the United j States will be used for travel at some time during the long week The blizzards in the Mid west and Northern Plains may re duce the figure The record toll for a threeday Christmas weekend is in The record for any hoiday period was the fourday Christ mas period in 1956 when 706 per sons died in highway The council estimated that 500 Americans might die in traffic ac cidents diuring the tally period that ends at midnight In a period between 6 8 and midnight Monday 11 a count showed 347 per sons died in traffic 42 in fires and 57 in miscellaneous Last also a three day 488 persons died in traffic 77 in fires and 82 in miscellaneous for a total of Midwest Paralyzed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A crippling blizzard howled across the Midwest into Il linois and Wisconsin whip ping up sixfoot drifts that blocked roads and stranded thou sands of holiday The which struck on the first day of was so violent in parts of southern Iowa and northern Missouri that snowplows were pulled off the roads for sev eral Hotels and motels were jammed with stranded mo Snow whipped by winds up to 45 miles per hour piled up the caves of houses in Des Moines where traffic was Air ports were closed and power tele phone lines Another which had near ly blown itself out during a three day rampage in Utah and Mon pushed across the Northern Plains with renewed Blasts of cold arctic air gave it new punch as it sent temperatures skidding below zero in the Da kotas and Readings during the night included 9 at Minot and Both storms wheeled eastward toward the Great Lakes and Ohio assuring a vast central re gion of a white The new blizzard in the Mid west dealt a surprise blow Friday to Kansas and dumping up to 10 inches of new snow in some The storm was originally forecast as possi bly changing to Buses were stalled at Gower and by drifting Most of the roads in northwest Missouri north of Joseph were blocked at one time Friday Blowing snow stranded 125 school children in where 8 inches was More than 25 school buses were unable to reach their rural desti nations in southern and central Iowa even though many schools let out Packed snow made driving haz ardous in most of the storm area where roads were Part of Minnesota and the Da kotas were glazed ice that formed when drizzle svas frozen by icy Buses and loaded with homeward bound were running hours behind schedule in the storm The job of clear ing highways was hampered by stalled Showdown Looms By PETER GROSE the Congo Katanga secession loomed today i after refusal by the provincial cabinet to act on President Moise Tshombes unity pact with the central Congo The Katanga cabinet declared j itself incompetent to authorize Tshombes agreement with Congo Premier Cyrille Adoula after lis tening Friday to a report on their meeting at the base at A communique said it had decided to put it ratifica tion of the accord before the National sole valid authority on such The action led observers in Elisabethville to speculate that it may be the initial step in the ultij mate rejection of the pact by the Katanga Majority sentiment of the Ka tanga Assembly remains to be de1 most of the assemblyj men having faded into the coun tryside with the fall1 of the capital to forces during the unde clared twoweek Tshombc asserted that Assem1 bly ratification would take at I least 10 I Adoula served an ultimatum j that his Leopoldville government would take measures to force compliance with the agreement if it was not Both Adoula j and the United Nations maintain that Tshombes signature binds Katanga to the agreement and that ratification is not who accepted the signed pact from Tshombe at said upon his return to New York that he fell the Katanga leader acted in good faith and that the agreement would lead to peace in the four tribal leaders headquarters here reports that white officers had led Katanga troops in a massacre of African families hostile to the Tshombe The reports claimed that the raiders killed victims indiscriminately in and around the Elisabethville Confirmation of the reports was lacking and there was no explana tion of how the Katanga most of whom were reported to have fled int the bush following collapse of their resistance in have carried out a massacre with troops occupying the DIES OF CANCER AP superintendent since 1930 of the Norton State Tuberculosis Sanatorium and a pioneer in the development of chest surgery for the treatment of died Friday of Christmas Spirit Rising Despite World Anxieties Hope for Peace Evident New Negotiations On Berlin Slated NOW IT CAME TO PASS in those that a decree went forth from Caesar Augustus that a census of the whole world should be This first census took place while Cyrinus was governor of And all were each to his own to And Joseph also went from out of the town of Nazareth into Judea to the town of which is called because he was of the house and family of to together with Mary his espoused who was with And it came to while they were that the days for her to be delivered were And she brought forth her firstborn and wrapped Him in swaddling and laid Him in a because there was no room for them in the And there were shepherds in the same living in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by And behold an angel of the Lord stood by and the glory of God shone round about and they feared And the angel said to Do not be for I bring you good news of great which shall be to all the for today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you who is Christ the And this shall be a sign to you You will find the Infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heav enly host praising God and saying Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men of good will And it came to when the angels had departed from them into that the shepherds were saying to one Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to which the Lord has made known to So they went with haste and they found Mary and and the Babe lying in the And when they had seen they under stood what had been told them concerning this And all who marveled at the things told them by the But Mary kept in mind all these pondering them in her And the shepherds returned glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and even as it was spoken to Luke Chapter Douay By LEWIS GULICK I WASHINGTON about me orders will go to the j ambassador in Moscow to iake the lead in a new sh effort to promote EastWest negotiations on Some months the United States may with Brit ains resumption of nuclear tests in the These were highlights emerging from the twoday Bermuda meet ing between President Kennedy and Britains Prime Minister Ha Macmillan that ended Fri While Macmillan returned to London with his top Ken nedy wont to Palm Secretary of State Dean Rusk leaded for Washington to work on the agreed diplomatic Kennedy and were reported to be pleased wllji the results of their fourth a relaxed gettogether at Bermudas Government Both were said to have found much to concur In and little to disagree Kennedy was described as con vinced the United States could take positive steps toward easing EastWest tensions without dis rupting the Atlanic Macmlllan was portrayed as hopeful that progress toward a peaceful solution of the Berlin situation would soon be A 600word communique from authoritative sources at the con clusion of the talks underscored the following Kennedy and Macmillan agree that the ambassador to Mos Llewellyn will act first in approaching Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gro myko to ascertain whether a reasonable basis for negotiation can be Thompson is slat ed to get his instructions late next week or early the following Britains ambassador to Frank will follow Thomp son in whatever part might be found President Charles de Gaulle of who has held out against negotiations is to be kept informed and ig Kennedy at Fathers Side Subdued Holiday Planned UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS SPARKED BY LAYOFFS HARRISBURG AP Layoffs in the food processing and trade industries sparked an increase in continued claims for unemployment last reports the State Bureau of Employment i Bureau aides said Friday conj tinued claims jumped from 616 to between 10 and New dropped to i FREEMAN GUEST SPEAKER WASHINGTON of Agriculture Orville Fivei man will be a principal speaker at the 33rd annual meeting of the National Council of Farmer Coj operatives at San Francisco j About 500 farm anci coopi erative leaders are expected to i I INJURIES FATAL j EAST API i of was killed early loJav in a three car crash at an intersection in this Monroe NEW SUNDAY FOOD LAW BEING URGED WEST PALM AP President once again near his stricken be gins a Christmas holiday with his family The President hurried to Marys Hospital Friday immedi ately after winging in from two j days of talks in Bermuda with British Prime Minister Harold He found his Joseph had improved since he left two days Hospital medical authorities said they were confident the elder Kennedy would survive the stroke that felled him last But they expressed concern over whether he would recover from the paralysis that affects his right leg and arm and the left side of liis including his The 73yearold former ambas sadors illness left the closely knit familys Christmas plans up in the The with no business scheduled for was expected to visit his His Robert Kennedy and Edward returned to the hospital Friday night during a They kept a vipil there along with their Anne Gargan of who had been playing golf with the elder Kennedy the day he was The President was met by his who accompan ied him to the They spent about 30 minutes in the third floor The President had no comment before or after the Then they drove alone to the ocean front home of and Capton Michael friends of the The President had planned to spend the holidays at the estate before the elder Ken nedy suffered his Caroline and her oneyearold brother John were installed there last MAN ADDRESSES YULE CARD TO SELF man Lewis Mezler after working overtime because of the holiday went home to ad drrss Christmas he went through ttio entire then dropped the cards in the One of the cards was delivered to him the next He had ad dressed it to Traffic Accidents Claim Lives of 12 As Holiday Begins AP Twelve four of them cited in traffic accidents as the Christmas weekend began in New York Traffic accidents claimed 24 lives during the threeday Christ mas holiday last Nine oth ers died in fires and 7 in other types of The count of fatal accidents be gan at 6 oclock Friday night and will continue until midnight Mon The deaths this by communities North Tonawanda Charles Niagara hit by automobile Friday New York and Shirley both hit by car while cross ing a street in the Bronx Friday town of hit by car on Route 202 near Peekskill city line Fri day Cora threecar collision on Route 15 Friday car crashed into utility pole Friday of headon collision of two cars on Route 45 Friday East Rochester James Bel of threecar crash at intersection Brooklyn William Central twocar crash at an intersection Friday and Charles Al autotruck crash Buffalo Donald Staufen twocar crash Cast Aside As Holiday Hears By JAMES BOWMAN The spirit of Christmas rose over a troubled world today des pite anxiety and apprehension that cast shadows over far points of the There was a gaiety and humor and frustration but an overtone of faith in mankind and hopes for peace were evident with the approach of the day of observ ance of the birth of The first snow of the season fell on Berlin bringing prospects for the citys first White Christmas in 20 Along the Communist 800 lighted Christmas trees glittered through the falling snowflakes and muted the starkness of the brick and wire The trees from all over western Eu one leader of the Red East German regime who com They serve the cold West Berliners showered the British and French garrisons with Christmas dinner the Americans high In President who re turned to Palm Fri day from Bermuda talks with British Prime Minister Harold will send Christmas greetings to West Berliners and other European citizens in a European television broadcast Christmas Elsewhere about the many cast aside everyday routine for a Yuletidc in the sun and the Frances stateowned railways made up special trains to mova an estimated holiday va cationers to the ski re sorts and to family reunions in the In the cause of Christ mas spirit suffered what male workers at a camera factory in terpreted as a mortal They donned black ties for their last day on the job prior to the holi days in protest against a com pany ban on office Black crepe decorated the premises and a coffin It resting an empty gin botie labeled the dead spirit of On the Gaza Nor wegians and Swedes serving with a military unit guarding the armistice demarcation line on the ArabIsraeli border were not for Christmas trees and a bounty of Scandinavian delicacies arrived in time for On Canadas frozen arctic fron Eskimos and teachers and gathered for pioneerstyle celebra tions and a fare of stew and tea and even hi In where Christmas got little attention prior to World War Christmas carols from loudspeakers over streets where crowds surged into department stores gaily decorated with all the Night clubs featured special Christmas parties and put on their best Mexicans had a special reason for good em ployes were granted an extra I months pay as a the gov ernment picking up a i RHEES VILLA IS RECREATION CENTER PENNSYLVANIA BANKS TO PAY FOUR PER CENT PITTSBURGH API The Al legheny County district attorneys office wants the court to lift its against prosecution of super market officials under a new Sun day food Officials of four Pittsburgh dis trict supermarkets were arrested recently cfi charges of violating the which prohibits Sunday food sales by stores with 10 or more CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY TOKYO AP Crown Prince heir to Japans chrysan theum celebrated his 28th birthday today at a tea party for 200 childhood friends and a small dinner party in the AMBASSADOR REPLACED MANILA Carlos retiring Philippine am bassador to the United States will be replaced by Emilio the Foreign Office announced i Korea AP Former President Syngman Rhees subi urban villa on the Han River is i 1 being turned into a million j recreation center for United Naj tions i i It will be named Walker Hill in commemoration of 1 ton the fallen war time commanding general of the i 8th United States Army during I the Korean It is expected i to be completed and christened in the summer of j PIRATES KILL THREE i Thailand 1 rates held up a lake steamer in southern Thailand and killed three I passengers and a policeman in a gun battle before looting the ves reports reaching here said HARRISBURG AP Pennsyl vania banks had the goahead to day to start paying up to 4 per cent interest on deposits of more than a The State Banking Department authorized the increased interest rates following the lead of the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance The order boosts the ceiling on interest rates for longterm depo sits from 3 per cent for commer cial banks and from SVi per cent for mutual savings banking secretary Robert Myers pointed out the increases are not on ly permissable rates which ing institutions may
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