Altoona Mirror, October 2, 1951

Altoona Mirror

October 02, 1951

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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - October 2, 1951, Altoona, Pennsylvania CITY EDITION The CircuUtkm of the AKoooi Mirror Yesterday SUtooira Wirtot. WEATHER: WARM WEDNESDAY. Colonial newspapers were the main- stay of the movement for independence. "Your Newspaper Lights the Way of Freedom." YOL. 93 PHONE 7171 ALTOONA, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 2, J951. TWENTY-SIX FIVE CENTS FALL CRIMINAL COURT SESSION HEARING CLOSE Two Days of October Bring Dis- position of Many Cases on Calendar. Ttio two-day-old October term of coimly criminal court headed lo- vmrd adjournment this afternoon, following disposition of additional cases this morning, by Judge George G. Patterson and Judge Chester D. FcUorhoo'f, who is as- sisting at the session at Hollldays- burg. The lone jury trial ended late this morning when a panel return- ed a verdict finding Amoa Sheri- dan Dodson of Greenfield township not guilty of assault and battery against his brother. John S, Dod- aon. The jury, which had deliber- ated only 20 minutes, divided the coals between the plaintiff and de- fendant. Attorney Richard S. Oyicr rep resented the defendant, who was accused of striking his brother with a piece of wood on Sept. 27, 1950, during an argument over trespassing. He had been ordered off Iho land by John, who accused his brother of moving some fresh- ly cut lumber. Assistant District Attorney Frank B. Warfcl present cd the commonwealth case. Jurors Arc Discharged. After the jury had reached Its verdict, Judge Patterson discharg- ed members of the panel with the thanks of the court. All other pctll jurora not on the Dodson case had been discharged late yesterday nft- ernoon when it was determined that any cases remaining on the calendar would be disposed of bj pleas of gutlly or trials by the court. Thomas Pulcino of Altoona charged with violation of the liquor Jaws by selling without license pleaded guilty. Pulcino, in addition to paying a total fine of Is to serve three to 12 months in jail and pay the costs. He was charged four counts of violation and identical sentences, to run concur- rently, were imposed on each. Ktale Afci-Jit Makes Pnrclmse. Assistant District Attorney Park >I. Loose revealed to the court that Pvrtclna, a fourth offender on iden- tical charges. visited July 22 by slate liquor board agents who purchased a bottle of beer for 25 cents and obtained three additional bottles during longer stny. While there the agent saw the defendant sell both beer and liquor to four men. The agent returned to the Pul- cino home on Aug. IS and purchas- ed both beer and whiskey. This time he saw two other men being served. The place was raided later hy enforcement officers and ctly police who found nine men and one woman on the premises In ad- dition to three cases of beer, a jug of wine and a fifth of whiskey. The defendant admitted being In busi- ness for more than three months, with avrragc %sfcckly beer sales amounting to three cases. Although Attorney Bernard Jnbe- lirer asked for leniency because of his client's disability that prevent- ed steady employment, the district attorney opposed this motion inas- much as Pulcino was in court in 1939. and 1042 on the same i-hargcs. and hns n city police rec- ord as the proprietor of disorderly and tippling houses. Judge Pat- (Oonllnuril on U, column 6) TEMPBRAWRES. Thermometers at the rftilroat test department builrilng recorded a high temperature, of 70 degrees yesterday afternoon, a low of 51 degrees last night and a tempera- ture of 61 degrees 3 o'clock this morning. KEYNOTE SPEAKER ISEV. ROBERT K. GKAHAM Retail Stores Rally Follows Chest Kick-off Rev. Robert E. Graham, pastor of the Broad Avenue Presbyterian church, will be the keynote speak- er for the annual CommunltyChcst kick-off rally Thursday evening fn the Logan room of the Penn-Alto hotel, it was announced today by Dr. James S. Taylor, campaign chairman. Following the kick-off dinner, the annual Community Chest rally for retail store, managers, osvners and employes will be held in the Strand theatre Friday morning at 9 o'clock. Civic and business- leaders of Al- toona will be present to convey the chest story briefly to [he store em- ployes who are requested to report at the theatre promptly Instead of to the stores. Store openings are scheduled for 10 o'clock. Speakers at the half-hour rally will include Dr. Taylor and Cal G. Griffith, Jr., chairman of the em- ployee division. Williamsburg Child lushed to Hospital Terry Wayne Farrlnger, aged 13 son of Mr, and Mrs. Joseph ringer of Robinson extension, Vtlliamsburg, was admitted to the Altoona hospital at 3.25 o'clock this morning- as a medical patient antl has condition today Is reported as good. The child waa rushed to the hos- ittal from home by his parents at uch speed that their automobile In Today's 'ALTOONA MIRROR Amusements Comics and Panels County Correspondence Crossword Puzzle Editorials find Features Editorials by the People Major Hoople Poet's Corner Radio Programs Social Events Sports Women's Features Central Stole News Uncle Uny's Corner Hodda Hopper Wnnl Ads Page 1' 18-1' 11 16-17-1! 20-21-2: 16-17-1! ATOUICS ROLE TO EXPAND IN U.S. DEFENSES Scientific Age Dis- coveries. Seen Key- stone for Long- Rangre Plans. WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. policymakers and congressional atomic experts ap- peared near agreement today on an expanded atomic energy pro- gram to serve as keystone in the nation's long range armament pro- gram. Chairman BrJen McMahon, of the congressional atomic energy committee, indicated as much after a closed door session with Defense Secretary Robert A. Lovett and the members of the joint chiefs-of-stafl. Himself a proponent of an expanded atomic program, McMahon reported that: Expansion Program. "Mr. Lovett and the joint chiefs vigorously a major expansion McMahon would not elaborate on the meeting yesterday. Another committee member reported, how- ever, that discussion centered on an expansion .plan somewhat smaller than the J6 atomic expenditure advocated by McMahon in a recent senate speech. StiJl another member of the congressional committee said priv- ately that McMahon's statement should not be interpreted to mean that no differences remain to be ironed out on the subject of the atom's place in long-range defense the place of "conven- tional" and so-called "fantastic" weapons. Weapons Priority. The question of what weapons (Continued on 12. col Dm a 6) F. R. Walker Is Appointed As City Clerk City council this morning elected Fred P.. Walker of 211 Flrsl avc- nje, formerly chief of reproduc- Truman-style Iron Curtain Is Assailed was hulled by Hollidaysburg police officers. On learning Ihc reason the fust trip, the officers ad- 'ised a more moderate and safer tor the continuance o{ Ihe trip. tions in the city engineering de- partment, to the oflko of city clerk WASHINGTON, 0. C.. Oct. (UP) Senator John W, Bicker, charged President Tru- man today with trying to lower a "disgusting iron curtain" around the executive branch of govern- ment. His protest was aimed at Mr. Truman's executive order direct ing civilian agencies to withhold information- when deemed neces- sary in the interest of national se- curity. Along with Senators Homer Fer- guson, (R., and Homer Capehart, (R., Bricker in- troduced a resolution last week to "repeal" the order. In a speech prepared for dcliveo in the senate today, he" said the order was "unworthy of a presi- dent of the United States whatever his motives may "It is an Insult to the congress to the world's best press and to a free Bricker said. "It is subversive in every sense of the word." He said fair administration the order 'is at nest only a theorc tical possibility." Censorship by the defense department and the, atomic energy commission must-bej tolerated, he said, but experience with the military establishment shows "that the power to suppress information will be abused." Brickcr criticized the order on grounds that it was ambiguous and of "unlimited scope." He also ob- jected that it carried unlimited power to delegate censorship au- thority and along with no provision for appeal or review. He said some would deny 1m- (Conllnupd on 1-. column 6> B-C-I Students Home When Teachers Strike fSpccial to Altoona Mlrrorf COAL-PORT, Oct. buses carrying the Children to Beccacia- Coalport-Irvona joint schools this morning turned right around anc carried the children back to their homes as the 41 teachers of this northern Cambria county districl walked off their jobs to protest not having been paid for two months. The decision to stage a two-da> walkout today and tomorrow was taken yesterday afternoon at meeting of the teachers. It was too late to notify students and bus d rivers, so teache rs repo rted to Outnumbered American Jets Score Victory In Air Clash GEN. BRADLEY CONFIDENT OF U. N. VICTORY Plenty of Men, He Says, to Stop Any New Communist Offensive. By EARNKST HOBEUECHT Slaff Correspond cut TOKYO, Oct. Gen, Omar N. Bradley said tqday that the United Nations have enough en. in Korea to stop any possible immunist attack. Bradley, chairman of the U. S. dnt cliieis-of-sLaff, made the com- lent at a Korean airport as he reparcd to fly back to Tokyo after two-day tour of the front. He also told newsmen earlier in ie day that he believed the Unit- 1 Nations could win the Korean ar on the battlefield if truce talks cHapse. rartley Back In Japan. Bradley landed at Tokyo's Han- da airport at 7.55 p, m. (5.55 a. m. him were Gen. Mat- lew B. Ridgway, supreme com- mnder. and Charles E. (Chip) ci hi en, U. S, state department ex- ert on Russia. Other developments in the Kor- an war Included: Sabre jets shot down ix and probably seven communist onJiDUfd on page 13, column 3) TOP BRASS TOURS WAR FRONT County Voter Registration Period Ends A final hour rush of Blatr coun- :y electors yesterday to qualify for ballots at the election on Tues- day, Nov. 6, resulted in a last day's cgistration of 90 voters in the courthouse at Hollidaysburg. Fifty-four Republicans and 40 Democrats comprised the dny's total when the deadline was reach- ed at o'clock in the afternoon. Clerks in the basement office of the regjstrntlon commission also noted 20 changes of address. President Herbert S, Bolger, Mil- ton S, Enieigh and Forrest L. Bnrtholomew at the county board of elections reported that while the morning registration was held to 3S, including 22 Republicans find 13 Democrats, there was a brisk pick-up during the afternoon, especially in the hour between 3 and 4 o'clock when a number of residents of HolHdaysburg took ad- vantage of the finftl opportunity to enroll as voters! Today also an important dny on the county election calendar, being the final dfUc on which elec- tors who have moved from one vot- ing district to another since the last election must give notice of the removal to the commission, Kxpiration of the registration period for electors who hnve failed to vote in two years or who will become of voting age on or he- (Contlnafil 23, column NO NEW POIJO. No new polio pntlents since Sun- day have been reported by the Al- toone hospital authorities. Of the patients, 32 In all, now under treat- ment, alt arc reported progress- ing satisfactorily. replacing William H. Baird, who resigned. Council, with Mayor J. Lester LaughHn presiding, approved Mr Walker to fill out Mr. Baird's un- expired term by a unanimous vote of members preseht. The city clerk's job pays a year plus cost of living bonuses. Council also officially accepted the resignation of Mr. Baird, who was present at the meeting to in- struct Mr. Walker In clerical pro- cedure. His resignation becomes effective Oct. 8. In the resolution regarding Mr. Baird, council thanked the retiring city clerk for his "courteous, kindly and highly efficient service" and extended best (Continued on pane 15. col a ma BREAK INTO SHAWNEETOWN, 111., Oct. Oldham and John Nel- son were charged today with ing into the city jail to rob a pris- oner of their classrooms to notify drivers to take the children back. The teachers emphasized the; (Coattaar A on tolamv 41 New Booklets Show Work of City Schools Copies of the Altoona school dis- trict's new picture booklet pre- senting the child adjustment story o! the schools in pictures and brief sketches were distributed to mem- bers of the school hoard at the Oc lober meeting last evening. The booklets graphically depict the extra-curricular activities of the city schools in thn fields of guidance, career clinics, psycholo- gical services, tests, special educa tion, nonio instruction, opportunl tins for the physically handicapped And speech correction. New Firehall Set to Open At S. Altoona The new No. fit-e station a Sixth avenue and Burgeon roa was slated to go Into service be twcen 2 and 3 o'clock this after noon and the revised system of fin alarms to include the new station in the network will go into effcc at the same time, Fire Chie Samuel M. Akc said at noon toda> A pumper from the old No. fire station on Tiventy seconc street between Eighth and Nint avenues will be moved to the station early this afternoon. E hose and other fire-fighting equip ment also will be transferred. Th use of the Twenty- second strep location AS a fire station will b discontinued. City Electrician Charles H Downs -was scheduled to be o hand at the new No. 6 statio: shortly after 1 o'clock to check th tape alarm recorder preparator to cul'vg the station in on th revised alarm system. "If all goea well the new statio and the revised alarm setup A i both be in cfTect by 3 o'clock th Fire Chief Ake said. News Items Point to Press Curbs All Over the World While Americans ait under the banner of freedom and smugly say "H can't happen the press is being sue cessfully stidcd in many parts of the world. of the "it can't happen" atti- tuclc is this: It couldn't hap- pen in Jndo-China, Mexico, Columbia, or Argentina, where the constitution guar- The fallacy The books bt? distributed antees freedom of the press. Hut It Is happening in those find In many others. The American Ncwspnpor llahera association compiled A list of significant news Hems from over tlio world, entitled "H Cnn't whirli (Joints Unit It tlUl it iiml llmt it roil 1U hnmirn Jiriv, III Aincrkn. KITP .vomo nf ihn news Hnns: rnitRM Ornsornl In fniTn-CMnn. AP dhipnlch from Hanoi, Norlli Vldniid, In pnrl: Hanoi's one Krcnch dally and four Vietnamese Ifvn- submit their before publication to Viet- nam government who wield a blue pencil with a heavy hand. Lthnnon I'rotfsf. AP dlapntch from Cnlro, Egypt, Jan, ll: An Arrtb Nows Agency dispatch from Syria, said lodny (Imt nit hi ni-lglihnr- iiig stiApciitlrvl Uon yosh-rdiiy In riRulnsi nf journalists who criticized (he go IT r H in o n and nRfllnst existing government press laws. nmong strategic centers, including local doctors' and dentists' offices. The foreword, by Superintendent A. Bruce Denniston, explains the purpose of the booklet Is to ac- ojunint the citizens of AUoonn wiUi thr wide variety of problems with which tho schools are confronted and to show procedures and ,spe- cinl services which hnvc been found effective in meeting (he education- al needs of individual pupils. An Introduction 's given by Dr. Chester S. Easlep, school psycho- logist. Photographs through out tho booklet taken by By- ron A, McDowell, supervisor of visual education in the district. The school directors nccoptcd with regret the resignation of James M. Ohrdes of (he Theodore Roosevelt Junior -liph school fac- ulty, whose acceptance of n post-] lion as instructor and track coach nt Annnpolls wna reported in the Altoonn Mirror recently. In his place Dnnald T4. LlnjjRfdl wa.i named as a substitute teacher while Frank Mfutrocola was named to assist In the school's football pro- gram, V. Gene Conrad, who taught the fifth grade In the Noble school, hns hron rnNod to service (n the armed fnrpcs Atid, in A ceo nl with a recent stale school Inw, was Rrant- Members of the house of represen- tatives, summoned hastily by night telegrams, returned to the capital in force today to act on a compro- mise move to recess the general assembly until Nov. 12. House Republican loaders, who miked again yesterday at a senate i Ian to recess Ligoiiier Man Named Regional Pennsylvania Week Chairman Nohelnit Hnnl. AP dispatch from Cjuncns, Vcn- (Coilliird on pRRe U. CffltmB (CanHrturil on mluma 1) Rradcs. Lilly CO'Frlel) {Patterson) (Kllngl McOnughrftn, Gardner, Dorothy Gertrude fSpccinl to Altocntfi IffrrorJ HARRISBURG, OI-L I tary of Commerce Andrew J. Sor- donl today announced the aprwint- mcnt of Herbert J. Martin of onlcr as the west south centra I re- gional chairman for the 1951 Penn- sylvania week. Mr. Itfarlin, who is personnel and public relations director for American Stores company in the Johnstown zone, will be at the helm (or plans fvr the sixth annual celebration of week, Oct. IS to 21, In nine west south- central counties. As roglnnnl ehnlmatt, Mr. Martin wilt tlircoity 1. K, Sahli of nofWtT Mills, tht> si jit i' eluiir- mnn ttmt Kdtnucut Thomas of (ii'Ky.slturtf, rent nit IVnnsylviiiiln vice chairman for I'ennsylvnnla week, Mr, Mnrtin expects to an for Bed- Centre, Ctearflcld, Fulton. Huntingdon, pigc 15, colNmn A) noihicc county chairmen ford, Blair, Cambria, HKRBKKT J. MAKT1N Dec. 10. had to shove their alternate recess proposal through the lower chamber last the Demo- cratic minority pointed to lack oi a quorum. When the house and senate re convened late yesterday onlj "token" forces were on about 3S in the house and 15 in th senate. The house Irust week had the recess issue ujv to its rule; committee. The committee, headed b; majority leader Charles C. Smith held a thrce-hou meeting yostorday when it decfrfe< to amend the senate resolution ti end tho recess Nov. 12. with ad journment sine die by Nov. 30, Emphasizing thnt the. commit tea still felt it advisable to hav the. legislature continue its scs sions until the tax stalenuue wa re.soKed, the group "In view of the senate's request for a recess, ami its program of meeting with only skeleton forces if such a program is not agreed to, the amount of work the house could perform would be negligible, all actions being subject to senate That statement drew a shout of irotcst Senator Owen Brew- ter, (R., who complained hat Fulbright was "anticipating" McCarthy's testimony opposing aupV nomination as a member (CoBllnutd on IK, eel a tun 4) Foreign Policy Prime British Election Issue LONDON, Oct. 2. ain's decision to pull out complete- y from Iran .'et the stage today or an unprecedented election cam- paign fight over foreign policy. The .Labor parti- has claimed it s the party of peace and indlrect- y has accused the conservatives of old-fashioned fmpcrialism and "war mongertng." The conservatives have said they tnow the road to peace. They lave accused the laborites of bungi- ng" foreign affairs generally, and cited Iran and Egypt as examples. Conservative leader Winston Churchill may touch on this fur- ;her tonight when he kicks off the lory campaign with a speech at Liverpool. Labor party chief Clement Attlee expressed his views yesterdfly at the party conference at Scarbor- ough. He again proclaimed the labor party's peace aims and said :hosc demanding a tougher foreign policy were out of step with the trend in world affairs. Churchill's party manifesto hinted that he again may promise to for another meeting with Joseph Stalin if the conservatives win. Churchill made such a promise in 1950 but lost the election that year by a thread. Win First Test. SCARBOROUGH. Eng., Oct. (UP) Left-wing supporters of Aneurin Sevan won their first ma- jor public test of strength at the Labor party's annual convention to- day. The favor a cut in Britain's rearmament Side Engagements Reported. Between the two main battles. United States jets and communist fighters in smaller groups made passes at each other but no damage was inflicted in these side engage- ments. The MIG pilots, a 5th air force spokesman said, apparently sought to break up the fighter-bomber mations blasting red transportation lines in North Korea. But the fith. air force carried out 662 effcclivt raids today despite the enemy in- terference, All the air battles occurred over "MIG stretching from Sfnul- ju en the Yalu river Manchurian frontier to SJnanju, 75 miles to the southeast. Record of Red In the first of today's two big dogfights, 36 Sabre jets flying cover for a fighter-bomber raid on railway targets in 'he Sinanju area, ripped Into 45 MIG Jets. Two com- munist planes were shot down Jn flames. xCol. Francis C. Gabreski of Oil City, Pa, a top Amnrlcan World war n ace and deputy commander of the 4th inceptor wing, got hia third of the Korean war. He said he "shot a good burst up the tall pipe" of the enemy jet. "The plane began to burn, the canopy fell off, and the pilot eject- ed Gabreski said. "The other MIG in the morning battle fell to the guns of Lt. Co3, George J. Ola of Arcadia, Fla. It was his first "kill" of the war. The other four MIGS destroyed, along with the day's probable" and one damaged, were hit by the Sabro jets in an afternoon dogfight over "MIG "alley." Be van left-wingers, who Tone, Neal Replaced as Movielaml's Battlers HOLLYWOOD, Oct. Actor's Agent Sid l.uft and buxom. Judy Garland replaced Tom Neal and Franchot Tone today as 1 a nd's top sidewalk battle rs. an d Luffs fist throwing will get a court airing Nov. 14, The 35-year-old agent pleaded innocent yesterday to charges of drunk driving, drunkenness, driv- ing without a license and carrying a calibre revolver in his cnr as the aftermath of an auto colli- sion and argument In which he and Miss Garland allegedly tossed s at a couple of citizens. British Oil Technicians Ask Air Evacuation From Ahaclan concurrence." The committee said ihnt even with the ticklish problem of con- gressional rcnpporiionmont facing tho legislature, a tl as 10 a for "is not what ilie hmne altip would do if I .-n-nsU' rf- fiijiiul to coiu-ur In Die Amendment, Speaker Uorbivi f1, sn id the rules i-om- mlttee would "have to review the entire The quorum issue waji rtilscd (Continued on 13, column A) Hy PETER WEBB. Staff Correspondent ABADAN, Iran. Oct. British oil workers demanded to-, day that the British government fly them out of Iran rather than subject them to an "unnecessarily degrading" evacuation by sea. The 323 remaining staff tcch- nician.i of the Iranian-nationalized, British-owned Anglo-Iranian QU company cabled a strong protest to London against plans to remove them on the Cruiser Mauritus to- morrow before an Iranian expul- sion order expires. "We re-jfnrd marching up a wiUi the Persians iiml Jeering as umieccx- .-d'lrily (icffrYitllng nml sc? no rfrttcn why OIP oriyclnul air cvuivtulon plan shouldn't be carried ft senior company official said. The Iranian government has re- fused to give the Mauritus permis- sion to come Alongside the AbarUn (Coiilnvetl li, 1) UNITED NATION'S, N. Y., OcL and Iran both professed willingness today to negotiate a settlement of the Anglo-Iranian Oil company dispute without a decision by the United Nations security council. The cuuncU voted yesterday, 9-2 over no Russia and Yugoslavia, to consider the supercharged dispute arising from the nationalization by Iran ot the A IOC And then adjourned for 10 days to prrmit time tor the fervent Iranian premier, Dr. Mo- hammed Mossadegh, to arrive and plead nh country's Caiisr. Hut Britain's Hir Clndwyn .frhb, after warning thnt I r fin's situ-" iiml "rtuiohlfil" policy on nn- tlnrmtfzuUnn "f tho at Abmlnn roulil that, eco- nomically, Iran's "fjoonn will his npi-nlng presentation before the council hy declaring: "Given n minimum of will, lOMInatd Jic ;