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   Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - January 27, 1951, Altoona, Pennsylvania                                CITY EDITION The Circulation of the Attoou Mirror Yesterday VOL. 192 Httoona SIRtrcot. PHONE ALTOONA, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, JANUAKY 27, 1951. WEATHER: COLDER SUNDAY The relentless fight against polio IK maintained by your contribution to the annual March of Dimes campaign. S1XTKKN FIVE CENTS U.S. PLANS FLEXIBLE CONTROLS IAN IS KILLED STEPPING INTO PATH OF AUTO S. T. McCale of Dun- cansville Fourth Highway Traffic Victim of New Year. Sylvester T, (Wcs) McCnlc, ngcd 44, ot 404 Fifteenth street, Dun- cnnsvillc was killed this morning nt 1.45 when struck by mi auto- mobile wViilo walking on roulc 220, about 100 feet south of tlio bor- ough line. Death bclkwetl instant, with Dr. Daniel M. Rcploglc, county coroner, nnd Edgar G. Walls, _ deputy, reporting after an outgrown its living quarters. There gation that the victim received not nearly enough garag fracture of the skull and internal i residential areas lu hou: Police Study 1-Side Only Parking Plan A plan to confine automobile parking to one side of the street in Hll residential areas of tho city ia being atuclicd by the traffic di- vision of the city police depart- ment to handle the city's over- whelming car population. Chief of Police Viuil E, Rouzcr said The program, which he empha sized is only studied and on which citizens nrc Invited to send' their opinions, would be an an- swer to the complex 'problem of what to do with automobiles dur- ing the time they are not in use. There are a number of reasons why the car parking problem must bo solved, and soon. Chief Rouzer 1. The automobile population lias injuries. The automobile wns driven Wilson Thomas Stonebrakor, aged j 51, of 1614 Bolton street. Balti-1 more, and a former Blair i county resident, who wns traveling toward Dancansvillc, the same di- rection in which the victim was walking, Second I'cdosfrian. The fatality resulted in the four lit death of the year m Blair county and the victim was the sec- ond pedestrian to die in a highway accident. Pfc. J. J. of the state police reported that his investiga- tion indicated that McCale hud been walking on the bcrin of the highway and suddenly emerged on- to the highway in front of Die on- coming automobile. The driver, according to the of- ficer, snid he did not see the pedes- trian until within eight feet of him. He said he swung the steering wheel sharply but too late to avoid impact. Caught In Fender, Damage to the Stoncbraker au- tomobile was estimated at Pfc. Wychulis reported that his inves- tigation indicated that the of the cur struck the man, who was caught in the fender and dragged, or pushed, approxi- mately 40 feet. Stoncbralter, the officer said, told him lie was traveling alone from Duncansvillc to the Loop area. He has been employed In Baltimore as a Sylvester T. McCnlc was born In Duncans vilJe May 4, 1906, a son of James and Daisy McCalc. He never married and lived alone. Sur- viving are three brothers, George of DimcansvUle, Harry of Jackson- ville, Fin., am) pf Altoona, He was of the Lutheran faith, Friends will' be received nt Ihc liicliegott funeral home, Duncans- ville, after 7 o'clock this evening STOKM SCKNES GOING. The lost edition of the book- let entitled "Storm Scenes" Inis been printed but there still arc several hundred copies remain- ing, it was announced -today. The booklets may he purchased for the usual price of 50 cents by Anyone calling nt the Mirror Printing company offices while the supply lasts- 2. The aU-night parking on dentinl streets has seriously hamp- on 13, column 5) Altoona Center Marks Close of Fall Semester Final examinations yesterday aft- ernoon1 marked the close of, the 'l950-Sl fall semester at Ibc Altoona Undergraduate center where stu- dents today began a nine-day vncn tion before the scheduled Feb. i opening of the spring semester. Registration for the spring se- mester is .scheduled for 9.30 a. m Feb. 1 when an expected 200 stu tcml.s will enroll. The spring se uostcr marks the last chance for ,'ctcran.s to begin or resume train ng under tho G. I. bill, Steven A. AtUcr, assistant ml ninistrativo head, reported today that veterans desiring to conlinuc :raining after July 25, llie dale when educational for mos veterans expire, will not be nc ceptcd for summer sessions iinles they are enrolled for llie sprin semester. Leaving the Altoona center Mil semester to continue their sturtie on the main campus of the Pcnn aylvanla State college will be. 2 students. New students enrollln for the spring semester are expect cd to equal this number. The Alloona center released th nanies of four new students wh have beon accented for the sprin semester. Students and their ,cur rlcutar are: Andrew Ba'ranik of box 323, Pal ton, arts nnd letters. John A. Connacher of 5620 Sixt avenue, education, Robert B. Talc of R. D. 1, liamsburgr, education. John S. Toman of 2114 Nin tecnth street, education. In Today's ALTOONA MIRROR Pngo HOSPITAL FUND NEEDS TO MEET QUOTA Every Effort Urged On Organization Prior to Victory Dinner Feb. 1. The Altoona hospital completion ml campaign still needs subscriptions to go "over the p." "That puts us within shooting ingc of our said General uatrmim I, Clugh yesterday oon when the total for the cam- aign to date was announced. The oon self-pay luncheon session re- ortcd ft total of collected iring the bring the cam- aign total to date to Tho- final report session re- erred to as the "victory" dinner- ill be hold Thursday evening, eb, 1, at G.30 o'clock in the Pcnn- Ito hotel. At that time leaders f the campaign to complete the cw wirtg to the Altoona hospital ope to see subscriptions exceed le goal, ig Attendance Sought. "It's up to the organization to out between now and next "hursday evening to get that W. G. Vernon, executive di- ce tor of the fuiul drive, said. Let's come up with a big attend- nee next Thursday of team cnp- iiins and key men who have so- icited employes." An example to nil campaign vorkers was reported by James C. Hcnncn of the north- ido section of the women's di- who reported on the activi- ies of Mrs. Patsy Berard, a team Mrs. Berard has reported .o date a total of in sirbscrip- .ions. Her quota wns Mrs. Hcnncn said that Mrs. Berard had covered all of her sec tion ill o w and T went y- s econd av-cnncs and from Fifth to Eleventh streets at night, only in the company of her ll-your-old. son for "protection." She had in- terviewed practically everyone in the area. When asked whether her over-quota report' was 'final, Mrs. Berard replied: "Yes and no. At two houses they (Continued on 16. ruluma Why Educate a Girl? Amusements Comics and Panels....... Crossword Puzzle Editorials nnd Features Major Hopple Radio Programs Social Events Sports Smulny Church Services Women's features Central State News Hcdda Hopper County Spends Huge Sum for Juvenile Care An indication thnt juvenile care in institutions and foster homes has1 become one of tlic costliest items In the annual Blair county budget js provided in nn itemized report compiled 'by the office ot Carl D. Butler, Blair county controller. The sum of expended for juvenile care in 1950 was in- cluded in the controller's annual report that furnished the subject matter for a recent Altoona Mir- ror ncwa story. The annual re- port emphasized continued in- crease in the cost of corrections and juvenllo care, but the summ story based upon the report omit- ted detailed items in the interest of brevity. Largest single Item In the Juve- nile care report ia that of for foster home care, a sum ex- clusive of the expense of main- taining 63 children in the Williams- burg home. During the year 1950 the county paid for the cost of 183 chitdrcr maintained by the Children's Aie society of Blair county at a per capita daily rate of The of Wfts appropriated for the purpose. Children In foster homes added to the county bill foi maintenance. Clothing for thcs' oi 13, CAlimi 3) Youth Reportec As Missing In Korean Action Uncertainly concerning the fa of Joseph S. Veckov, aged 18, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Stephen Veckov of 224 Crawford avenue, was increased this week when his pnrents received a department defense telegram reporting him as missing since July 1C. 12 the date on which lie was first re-' i ported us i2 i The young soldier's family hns never bren able to learn of his whereabouts since receiving the telegram reporting his ns wounded. a There letters to iitm were returned i last pcccnibei, marked removed to I various hospitals, s I Assistance wns sought of the Red Cross, Congressman James B. Van- Znndt, Randolph M. Clark of the Altoona Veterans Information and Referral center, and letters were written to the flcld commander and chaplain of 52nd field artillery, with which Joseph wtts serving. On Monday, Congressman VanZandl wrote tho family that he had sent Work to Start On >Jew City Outfall Sewer Actual work is expected to start next week on the construction of the city's newest outfall sanitary sewer running through the Broad avenue extension district to the western disposal plant at Canan Station, it was announced today by City Engineer Lewis L. Gwin. The project will be ex- cavated and constructed by Moycr Brolhers, which plans to move a back-hoc shovel from an excava- tion for ti. ncsv grocery store on Twelfth at Fifteenth slreel to the western and of the pro- posed sewer on Monday. The firm already has creeled an office at California avenue and Sixty-first street and a shanty at Canan Station along the road to Iho liller beds. hTc actual work will start whore the new sewer direct inquiry (C'onilniircl nn to Gen. 13. column Mac COUKT SKSSIOX MONDAY. Judge George G. Palterson will at a session of county miscellaneous court at. Hollidays- Monday morning, beginning at 10 o'clock, to receive motions and petition.-; and act on any other legal matters requiring the court's attention. TEMFEKATUIUS DROPS. T h ermom eters m the Lly swen area recorded a low temperature of 11 degrees last night, a high of 24 degrees yesterday afternoon and at 9 o'clock this morning the mercury stood at 21 degrees, Six-County Highway Program Expense Set at Counties surrounding Blnir will ifuirc benefits totaling n highway improvements during ho next 12 years if the Inrge-acale road program recommended by the lighway planning commission Is adoptee] by the legislature. Addi- tion of Blair mnfces tho rccom- mrnrfed totnl An earlier AHoona Mirror sum- mnry of the conimlsalon's lisdoaeri that improvements to- inling are recommended for Blair county. sum is smaller thnn totals sug'gc.stcd for Bedford, Centre antl ClcnrHclcl counties but larger than the Huntingdon recommendation. Tho commission ndvocntes ex- pcnrlEtiirc of in Bedford county. Including for six main trunk lines nnd for 12 tntcr-communlty roads. Tho Cambria aggregate is with to bo ap- plied to nine trunk linea antl to 23 "inter -community The recommend ed for Centre county would bn di- vided into for six main highways and for 16 In- ter-community roarfs. An expenditure of Is suggested for Clear field county, with to be applied to nine trunk lines and to 17 In- ter-community roads. Huntinp- :lon'a la earmarked as for seven trunk lines and H492.GOO (or 1C inter- community roads. Tho proposed'Bedford allocation for trunk lines includes for now construction and limited reconstruct Eon of route 220, be- the Blair county line and the Maryland a late line; also 700 for improvement ot route 26, between route 30, the Lincoln high- way, and the Huntingdon county line. Tho aum of would be applied lo route 36, between route 30 west of Everett nnd the Blair county Hnr, nnd to rout (CoMtlaftcd OK puje 13, O WHO ARE planning on sending their daughters to college and some who have sent their daughters to college are often faced with this question. Some people seem to think that since most women many at a relatively young age the money spent for higher education is wasted. The question is not being asked so frequently these days for the practice of extending the educational careers of America's young women is growing and many who have had the advantages of advanced education have proven the general merit of the plan. Today, as never before, there is a real place in American life for educated women. With the present world crisis being extended from year to year by the lack of real leadership on the psrt of the leading nations of the world, there ia more rea- son than ever for the education of our young women. Selective service seems destined to defer or hinder the education of the young men of the country and there are many fields of modern endeavor that require the knowledge and skill of college-trained experts. Many modern jobs do not require any great degree of mus- cular activity since much of the drudgery of modern manufacturing is performed by the power of elec- tricity and steam. Atomic energy is in the ofling ready to take over its share of the lifting and turning energy requirements. Trained brains are needed rather than brawny arms and in many of the technical fields young women have been found to excel young men in performing the in- tricate tasks required of workers in these modern times. There is a great shortage of workers in the field of human medicine and this shortage is not likely to be eased" by the selective service requirements. Women doctors and surgeons already have carved nice niches for their sex in the fields of medicine and surgery and it would seem to us that more women should enter this field in the years ahead. An education is something that cannot be taken from an individual. No tax has as yet been devised that could lessen the sum total of knowledge that has been acquired by an individual and there are no signs on the horizon that such a tax can be designed even by the tax-everything experts. The writer has never been one to discourage early marriages. It seems to us that there is a time for everything and our own observation lias been that those who enter the portals of marriage at a reason- ably young age but with fairly matured minds are more likely to find happiness and security there. Even if the girl college graduate marries shortly after her gradua- tion from college she has not lost anything by being educated' and her parents have not sacrificed in vain1 to give her an education. A real education is an obligation for greater serv- ice to one's fellowmen. The man or woman with book learning that does not recognize this obligation is not really an educated person. The inspiration to render better service to one's family and friends and to one's community, stale and country is best achieved in those institutions of learning that have devoted and inspira- tional leaders at their heads and that are staffed by teachers who recognize the real values in human life and relationships. Educated wives and mothers can be of real benefit lo their husbands and children and thus the circle of influence starts to bear fruit at home. Educated women also can find many opportunities to serve in their home communities and as the circle widens more and more people get some bene'it from the sacrifices of the parents and others who made the education possible. No one ever pays for the full cost of a college educa- tion. The physical plants which most colleges operate are the contributions of preceding generations. A great portion of Ihe operating costs comes from endowments or from state and federal support which in turn is do- nated by a vast number of people. Self-sacrificing instructors and professors con- tribute mightily to the over-all cost of the education by serving for salaries far below what many of them could command in outside fields of endeavor. Some men and women have paid with their very lives to perfect the processes of modern education. To the mothers and fathers of the world God trusts His most precious jewels, the segments of human life which are to build or destroy His universe. These help- less babes are like the uncut gems that have been se- creted for centuries in the bowels of the earth. Their true beauty can be brought forth only by cutting and polishing. No one would think of giving a great diamond or emerald into the hands of an unskilled craftsman for he might mar its beauty. How much more precious then are the jewels beyond value that have been en- trusted to the care of the parents of the world? In America today parents still can select the school or college of their choice. The talents that have been entrusted to them in the life of their son or davightcr need not be buried in tho earth, but may be put lo the best possible use by a training for greater service to mankind. Those who have daughters of scholastic ability and of proper age for college may well answer the question, "Why Educate a in a positive fashion by saying, "For the betterment of mankind." JU. N. -COLUMNSiSoirth Korean APPROACH MAINi CHINESE ARMY Darms Eighth Army Com- munique Reports Ominous Enemy Activity. EMINKSiT HOKKKKCHT TOKYO, Jan. Nations spearheads stabbed within 10 miles of Seoul agiiinst stiffening en emy rosis t a n cc today and secni od about to collide? with the main Chinese- red army. An 8lii iirniy comntuniquo ed Hi tit the new allied Korean of- fcusive made slight gains llirougU- out the itay despUn mounting op- position on the western front' ap- proaches to Seoul. It snid reconnaissance planes re- ported ominous heavy troop ac- tivity In all north of Die Bin army line be-low Seoul. Fights Way Up Hill. One U, N. column fought its wny up hill 224 four miles west south- west of Suwon and some 20 miles below Seoul In tin: face of enemy sniall arms lire, tlie- snid. The hill wa-H captured fll noon (JO p. m. Friday ntul the reds fled north. The communique said other al- lied troops were under from conummist-hcld hills Umrc miles soi ith rast. and five miles en si o: Suwon. Kiglilh army spptulientls i lorth till nlans a 00-mile front fron Iho west coast to liie cast-cenlni til mint n ins. Thoy already imve vanned liie allied line IS mllr north of I lie jump-off o two days ago. Some Chinese and Nort Korean reds have been killed sine tlie slarl of the offensive, 471 llicm in nn air strike and imyone charge 20 miles south of Seoul yes t-erdny. The United States lOlh corps re ported that 11 also has Hinasbc Ibc Hi real to the 81 li army rea from North Korean Infiltratio forces In the cast-central moll tains below Yongwof. An entire North Korean corp (Conllmirrt nn iiHgr 11, riitiiinn 2) U.S. Loses Out In Battle to Condemn China Hy HIIUCK W. MIJNN LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Jan. 27. United Stntca, loser in a battle against delay In brand- ing communist China an aggressor, fought today to gain United Na- tions approval of its "get tough" policy without a major change. Canada and Israel both submit- ted rnoro moderate Par eastern peace plans to the United Nations yesterday nnd one or both ex- pected to go before the CO-nalton [jolltical committee today. But while a highly placed spokes- man snid the United States would mi on its demand that tlie Peip- govcrnmenl be fount! guilty of 'Vngageil in aggression" nnd thai a U. N. report fi.i soon as pos- sible nn some form of punishment of liie Chinese reds, delegation members ndmillcd privately that pr PR Nil re- from other countries might force the United Stntrs to accept rhnngfcs, The United States was known lo have under study Iho plan put for- ward informally yoslcrelay liy I.i- racl'.i Abba S. Khan. In its sim- plest form, this program called for condemnation of communist China as an aggressor, but recommended that negotiations continue with Mao government. If ex- perience shows that those negotia- will fail, only then should the U. N. cons! tier "further actually economic, diplomatic or military sanctions against the government. ON THE WESTKUN FRONT IN KOREA, 27. Korean sntlors mudn a daring day- light landing al the cornmumst- liold port of Inchon under the protection of United States and Canadian (inns todny nnd wngcd u four-hour during which lulled 40 North Korean soldiers nud capluml two. The, South. Koreans did not suf- fer any The American heavy cruiser Si. mil, the Canndinn destroyer Ci and I lie- American destroyer nnk'sloofi by to support the lund- ig. The fired tin guns, but tui> I'axU's minmed .Hiliml. The landing parly wont ashore at a. m. In an fiO-foot South Korean nvy gun boat, which sailed right p to the dock and unloaded tho aider.! Both of Iho captured North Ko- were wounded and were reated by the South Koreans, Realistic and flexible Wage Policy Planned By HOBEHT K. MOB WASHINGTON. D. C. Jan. OF WAGE-PRICE FREEZE Long1 Awaited Order Finally force men t Plans Strike By KOIIKIIT F. I.OFTUS Stuff Correspondent WASHINGTON, D. JnR. (UP> The government began working on flexible controls today to modify its general wage-price freeze as swiftly as possible. AH wnxos and most lliu notable exception of raw1 farm frozen nt Thursday's levels. Prices gcn- i-mlly were at record highs on that rlale, TUo doiihlc-lmrrelied order wns announced jointly last night by Price Controller Michael V. DlSallc and Wflgc Stabilizer Cyrus S. Ching. Enforcement plans ran Into a snag almost immediately, wlien It vffts disclosed Ihftl Vice Atfm. John H. Hoover had resigned as chief control enforcement officer. roltllcs Is Churned. A government spokesman, aatit Hoover quit in a huff over person- nel policies and not because he objected lo the freeze. Hoover's associates said he felt too many jobs in the economic stabilization freeze 
                            

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