Delaware County Daily Times, November 12, 1959

Delaware County Daily Times

November 12, 1959

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Delaware County Daily Times (Newspaper) - November 12, 1959, Chester, Pennsylvania FAIR Tmll Weather t TEXTEBATUBEB THIS MORNIXO 4 5 6 7 8 9 110 111 84th 58600 Delaware County FINAL CHESTER PA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12 1959 Darby Hits PI A A Policy in Playoffs Rams Balk At State Title Play Wont Compete After District By ED GEBHART Dally Times Sports Writer DARBY Darby High School perennial power in Class B basketball playoffs has taken a slap at the policies of he Penn sylvania Interscholastic Athletic Assn by refusing to participate In playoff games beyond the dis trict level The Darby School Board has voted to withdraw the Rams from competition after the District One championship game win or lose The PIAA has been notified of the action but ho reply has been received as yet The decision was an outgrowth of what Darby High officials termed dictatorial and high handed treatment given Darby teams throughout the Only last winter Principal Her man Solar protested directiy to PIAA executive secretary Mark Funk when Darby after winning the District One Class B cham pionship was scheduled to play Sec PIAA Page 4 Mitchell Bids Halt ToOrgy BOS TON UP Secretary of Labor James P Mitchell today asked for a halt to the orgy of namecalling and hysteria of sloganeering in labormanage ment relations In an address prepared for de livery to alumni of Boston Univer sity Mitchell suggested that the attitudes of labor and manage ment in the steel dispute and other industrial conflicts had been echo ing outmoded slogans The class war is over but too often the rhetoric lingers on Mitchell said BOTIF Respected men on both sides utter in public the slogans and the battle cries of 50 years ago until the relationship degenerates into an orgy of namecalling that shames them both and that mere ly adds to the difficulty of commu nicating between them he said Instead of responding to cre ative and compelling new motives motives of partnership in aj troubled world that needs their strength motives of domestic growth not endangered by self centered interests motives of solution to the problems of tech nological change and foreign com petition to name a too often waste their energy in thisi selfinduced hysteria of sloganeer1 ing CALLED DANGEROUS Waging the battles of 1910 on the fields of 1960 is not only wasteful it is dangerous At one point Mitchell referred to the charge by a prominent labor leader that the TaftHart ley injunction in the steel strike was used as a political payoff to the steel companies that had con tributed to the 1956 election He called that an example of the un principled political atmosphere in which labor disputes now are fought The charge was made Monday by Emil Mazey secretarytreas urer of the United Auto Workers Man on Caseys Famed Run Dies NEW ORLEANS La AP William H Crittenden 82 who was on Casey Jones Cannonball Express when it wrecked 59 years ago died here Wednesday Crittenden was the last known survivor of the famed wreck on the Illinois Central at Vaiden Miss Jones was trying to make up an hour and a half Crittenden a native of Cen tralia HI remembered the crash vividly Crittenden said he watched four men carrying a cot He said Jones was on the cot and that was his last memory of him Later he heard that Jones was dead and that his Negro fireman Sim Webb had leaped to safety just before the crash Webb died several years ago LARGEST EVER Verdict To Upland Man MEDIA COURTHOUSE A verdict was handed down Wednesday in favor of Jo seph McKniff 35 of 1105 Church St Upland injured years ago when he was struck by a car driv en by Thomas Wilson 26 of 2104 Ravenwood Dr Folcroft It is believed to be the largest amount of damages ever awarded by a civil jury in Delaware Coun ty Courts in a nonfatal accident suit The jury of 10 women and 2 men returned the verdict at pm after hours of delibera tion They had heard testimony for days McKniff was struck on Ridge road between Huddle and Hughes avenues in Linwood about 1 am on May 6 1954 He suffered back injuries which according to medi cal testimony have disabled him permanently and completely contended his car was parked along the north curbline that he had helped his wife into the car and then walked around to the drivers side when struck by the Wilson auto Wilson in turn contended that McKniffs car was in the west bound traffic lane with the door open and that McKniff ran back and forth in front of his auto just prior to being struck REMEMBERED NOTHING McKniffsaid he was tossed over the hoodof his car and remem bered nothing Until the next night at his home Wilson said that McKniff was sent sprawliiig by the impact but refused Medical attention until it was in sisted he be examined at Chester Hospital DrsW J Polischuk W Gifford Crothers and Marshall Shields tes tified on behalf of McNiff that in juries suffered to his back in the accident have prevented him from working since then that he has been under constant medication and physical therapy and that there is little likelihood that he will be able to work again They said it is believed that McKniff has suffered a ruptured disc of the back although xrays and other tests do not show iti On the other hand Dr Abra ham Rechtman of Philadelphia who examined McKniff three times for the defendant contended there is no evidence of a ruptured disc and said that orthopedic tests he administered showed no un told difficulties with McKniffs back In a 55minule appeal to the jury Melvin G Levy of Chester attorney for McKniff had asked that its verdict reimburse his client for approximately 22000 in lost earnings over the past 5 years in medical ex penses an amount to compen sate him for loss of earnings over the next 33 years his life ex future medical expens es and for his pain and suffering In his 40minute address to the jurors Edward H P Fronefield of Media representing Wilson contended McKniff was guilty of contributory negligence in the ac cident and thus not entitled to any verdict and that his present troubles stem from an accident in April 1957 in Washington D C and not the one involving his client At thetime of the accident McKniff operated a sandwich shop near where the accident occurred and had just closed his business for the night Wilson then in the U S Army was stationed at Aberdeen Prov ing Grounds Aberdeen Md and was enroute back to camp with four other soldiers two of whom testified and one now living in the state of Washington entered a deposition Professor Won Cash With4Help Got TV Quiz Session NEW YORK faculty member of a municipal college here has disclosed that he won in 1957 with the help of special warmup sessions before appearing on the CBS television program Name That Tune Maybe some might say I was lacking in civic conscience said Robert Hatori Wednesday I was manipulated and Im not proud of it Hayton 37 is a professor of po litical science at Hunter College a girls school in Manhattan The story of his involvement in the scandaltainted world of quiz shows was an echo of what hap pened to Charles Van Doren WON 129000 Van Doren admitted to a con gressional subcommittee last week that he accepted help from the producers to win on NBCs show TwentyOne Hayton emphasized that he had never made a secret of the fact that he had received help before going on before the TV cameras I figured that since Im a low paid academician we could use the Id get even if I lost in the first phase of the program he said The second and third time I was on the show he added all five songs I had to identify were inserted into the warmup session before going on the air He conceded that he had not told Dist Atty Frank S Hogan about that because no one asked me At Hogans office Wednesday Asst Dist Atty Joseph Stone summoned Jan Murray owner of NBCs daytime TV quiz show Treasure Hunt for questioning REPORTED KICKBACKS Stone called it the opening of the active phase of a probe into reports of kickbacks by quiz show contestants Testimony was heard during the Washington inquiry last week that employes of a quiz show later named as Treasure taken money from contestants De Gaulles to Pay Visit to Queen PARIS President Charles de Gaulle and his wife will pay a state visit to Queen Elizabeth n in London April 58 The plans were announced si multaneously today in London and Paris The visit will repay the state visit the Queen made to President Rene Coty in April 1957 President Off to Augusta Plans Rest Work Golf WASHINGTON UP Presi dent Eisenhower left for Augusta Ga today for a rest before his December goodwill tour of 11 countries on three continents A small White House staff and George E Allen businessman and personal friend accompanied the President on the flight in his plane Columbine HI This is Eisenhowers 24th visit to the Augusta National Golf Club since his 1952 election The length of his stay this time is indefinite Mrs Eisenhower will follow later by train She delayed her departure to keep a luncheon en gagement at the Capitol Hill Club White House officials said thai Eisenhower wanted to get in some rest before he undertakes a stren uous 11nation goodwill tour begin ning Dec 4 The tour will include Spain and Tunisia While in Augusta however work in preparation for the Jan uary session of Congress will con inue Several government offi ials including Budget Director Maurice H Stans will be going down for conferences on the 1961 budget and possible new legisla tion The President has already had a meeting this week with Secre tary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson on a new farm program to be submitted to Congress Accompanying the President to day were Maj Gen Howard Sny der his physician Brig Gen An drew Goodpaster White House staff secretary Ann Whitman personal secretary and Wayne Hawks White House chief of rec ords Lt Col William Thomas was pilot of the special plane Eisenhowers chief pilot Lt Col William G Draper left Wednesday night by jet airliner with Press Secretary James C Hagerty and Appointments Secre tary Thomas E Stephens for a practice swing around the 11 na tions Eisenhower will visit next It is the customary ad vance trip to check on security landing facilities and other ar rangements Eisenhowers last trip to Augus taiwas Oct 2125 During that vis it he got in a few games of golf but most of the time it was cok and rainy Eisenhower lan weather Bill Is Passed Giving Local School Districts New TaxLevy Power Shooting Victim 34 In Surgery MORTON The 34yearold mother who was shot twice here in a row early Wednesday morn ing was scheduled to undergo surgery today for removal of the one remaining bullet Mrs Clara E Martinelli was listed as slightly improved but still in serious condition today at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital Darby Meanwhile her son Jerome J Martinelli 17 who lived with his stepfather Vincent here at 411 E Baltimore Ave is being held in Broadmeadows Prison to await the outcome of her injuries and the investigation of county juve nile authorities The youth is charged with shoot ing the woman at his home around am Wednesday First reports said he was the womans stepson However both county detectives and juvenile au thorities said today Jerome is the womans son and the adopted son of Martinelli The woman was shot with a 38 caliber pistol One bullet passed through her upper left arm while the second pierced her left side and is believed to have lodged in her right lung FINANCIAL DATA NEEDED Merger Up in Air NETHER PROVIDENCE tus of the proposed merger be tween Nether Providence and Media school districts is at a standstill pending receipt of a tentative cost analysis The Nether Providence board said Wednesday night that no decision could be made until a ten tative cost schedule is produced by the Delaware Cdiinty Superin tendent of Schools office Media High School or an independent source We have come to a reasonable decision as to the educational ad vantages or disadvantages said Roger Stegmaier board presi dent but we cant resolve the physical aspects with the merger cost The board indicated a year ago when the possibility of merger with Media and Swarthmore was introduced by G Baker Thomp son county superintendent that any decisive action on a merg er would have to come from the electorate However Stegmaier said that the question would iot be placed on the ballot unless the district was in a position to recommend it Before the point of recom mendation could be reached he said full cost figures must be studied and public meetings scheduled for thorough explana tion of the facts Since Nether Providence is fac ing a growing classroom space problem the board indicated that if action on the merger was to be taken it should be consider ed in time for the April I960 election Since the merger question was first raised Swarthmore has so far failed to take any public ac tion on it STRICKEN AT CHURCH Dennis Wooten 6 Is comforted by his mother Mrs Frank Wooten after the boy was taken to Methodist Hospital in Dallas Tex late Wednesday night The boy along with more than a score of others collapsed upon leaving pruyer services at Hillcrest Baptist Church Officers described their condition as near asphyxiation Most were reported in satisfactory condition later at the hos pital AP Wirephoto Rockefeller Asks Higher US Goal Hits Policy of Frustrating Ambitions of Soviet Union LOS ANGELES AP New York Gov Nelson A Rockefeller said today that the United States las a higher goal than frustrat ng the ambitions of the Soviet Union That goal he said is to make sure that the emerging interna tional order will serve indeed will ave the aspirations of all man kind of a life of freedom dignity and Rockefeller widely mentioned as a probable candidate for the Republican presidential riomina ion but still not ready to confirm or deny here today to open a fastpaced fourday speak ng tour of the west PREPARED TEXT In a text prepared for delivery o the Los Angeles World Affairs Council he said The tensions between the Unit ed States and the Soviet Union should not and must not obscure our awareness of the great and affirmative challenge before us and the resisting of Soviet aggres sion is only a part a necessary ut a negative part of our great ask as a nation We are not simply striving as a nation to heal he wounds opened by the socalled cold war We are striving to make man him self the commonwealth of na and strong The test therefore of every action and every decision must be more constructive more profound and more serious than merely its isefulness as a momentary device o deter the aggression or check he claims of Soviet communism et me emphasize this Our supreme purpose is not to defeat the intentions or the ambi ions of others Our supreme pur pose is to struggle to achieve a world that respects our common icritage of belief in dignity nnd rccdom of all peoples Rockefeller said there is no se rious debate in arguing whether the US policy toward the Soviet For us the cold war is and never will end in it self At the same time we must realize the cold war is essentially a Soviet creation it can conie to its end only by se rious and substantive change in Soviet conduct We cannot imag ine that a tactical change in So Union should berigid or flexible Adjectives alone he said are not policies We should pursue policies striving to enable Soviet leaders to liquidate the political conflict the cold they have im posed on the they wish in all political seriousness to dc gton Proposes Farm Plan LONG BEACH Calif Sen Stuart Symington DMo told a nationwide farm organization to day he will introduce a sixpoint farm bill when Congress meets again in January He snid his legislation would 1Give farmers and their 01 To Support 1 Building Programs Measure Goes To Governor HARRISBURG Authority for local school districts to levy additional taxes to support their school building programs hag passed the Legislature The House approved the man ure Wednesday night 1540 and sent it to Gov Lawrence At the sanie time it approved bill authorizing drastic reme dies to meet problems of chron 15nUy districts This bill also goes to the governor TWOMEMBER BOARDS It would permit county courts upon petition of the state to set up a twomember board of local citizens to take over operation of the districts This board would have Power to cancel contracts in crease taxes impose new taxes order collection of delinquent taxes suspend professional em ployes and dismiss nonprofes sional employes A school district would become subject to the proposed law when Pay its teachers for 90 days or defaults on its bonds for 90 days or makes an unau thorized loan or operates for two successive years with a debt equal to 2 per centor more of us districts assessed property value or fails to pay certain oth er debts The specialschool building tar carries a limit of three mills It also stipulates that the rev enues be set aside in a special capital project fund and that the special levy may not be in force for more than five years for any one project Also given final legislative ap proval by the House and sent to the governor were bills that would Amendthe Constitution to per niit the auditor generaland the tale treasurer to serve two suc cessive terms Authorize the relocation of busi nesses and families for urban re development projects Authorize temporary detention of persons up to 48 hours for mental examinations Provide for ejection of city reasurers in third class cities so viet manners or enough Soviet tone The New York governor heads north after a day in Los Angeles He will make stops in northern California Oregon Washington and Idaho His trip has no announced po litical purpose But the general suspicion is that travel is dot the principal motivation Senator Snooper There are two types of golfers those who dig the game and those who dig ihe greens Amusements Bridge Classified Ads Comics Crossword PuzzJe Deaths Eclan Wright Editorials Horoscrpe Junior Editors Patterns School Pages Sports Television Womens Section 33 33 3337 as 39 38 4 34 4 38 19 21 28 3033 7 1217 TIMES TELEPHONES Want Ads TR 45252 Other Calls Til 661 61 ganizatioris a greater voice in es tablishing agricultural programs 2 Balance supply wilh demand by using unit as well as acreage controls 3 Base price supports on pro duction costs and modern technol ogy 4 Maintain longterm conserva tion programs 5 Set up a food program to pro mote worldwide peace 6 Create a new agency within the Agriculture Department to aid Fire Destroys Horse Stable TRAINER A horse stable off idge road near Race street wned by James Miles of 4300 e Rd burned to the ground bout 3 pm Wednesday The blaze was reported out of ontrol when Trainer and Lennox k firemen arrived The vol nteers laid hose lines from ydrants on Main St at Ridge Id for several hundred feet to te fire but were unable to savs the two million farm families It was not immediately de chronic low income termined how the blaze started MAY RE SHUT DOWN 4 WEEKS GM Empire Stilled By Steel Shortages DETROIT AP All auto assembly Jincs in the vast General Motors empire stood silent today stilled by lack of enough steel to turn out even one more complete passenger car Production of autos ground o a iialt Wednesday night at the worlds largest manufacturing firm Shutdown of GMs last oper ating assembly line was the cli max of a series of halts caused by the national steel strike The shutdown will last until inough steel can be oblaincd and parts processed to fill supply lines it assembly plants GM has de clined to estimate how long this might be but industry sources pcct the shutdown to last up to our weeks Normally at this time of year GMs five carmaking divisions would be turning out more than 80000 units a week The final auto line was closed at Willow Run outside Detroit home plant of Chevrolets new compact car the Corvair Most GM lines have been down for 10 days and production was curtailed even before then by parts shortages GM has laid off 220000 hourly employes out of a normal work force of 320000 Ford Motor Co is operating on curtailed work weeks but plans to step up production by the end of November half of its Ford makes own steel almost Chrysler Corp also has cut back production but will build all lines of cars through at least next week The firm has laid off 5853 hourly workers ;