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Delaware County Daily Times (Newspaper) - November 14, 1959, Chester, Pennsylvania CLOUDY Weclhcr Keport I TEMFEEATUKEB THIS MOKNIKO 4 5 6 J 7 1 8 9 110 if Delaware County time FINAL 84th 58602 CHESTER PA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 141959 Seven Cents Fog Curtain Blamed for 9 Accidents In This Issue Auto Rams Pole Jail Lights Out Traffic Snarl At Concord A thick blindfold of fog made driving on county roads danger ous Friday night and early this morning and was blamed for at least 9 accidents in which 11 mot orists were injured Two persons were hurt when a small sports car crashed into a utility pole in Concordville Three minor accidents followed as traffic jammed at the area in thick banks of fog The accident cut electric power to a large number ef homes in the western part of the county Broadmeadows Prison in Thornton was one of the loca tions temporarily without electric power Ann Ferguson 22 of 2nd and Monroe Sts Media a passenger in the vehicle was admitted to Chester Hospital with deep lacer ations of the face and shock The driver Richard J White 24 400 TUverview Rd Swarthmore was admitted to the same hospital with a possible broken left arm and laceratons of th face Both were in fair condition today JUMPS DIVIDER Sgt Reynolds Comstock State Police said the vehicle was going north on Conchester road when the accident happened at pm The small auto jumped a porkchop type island divider and struck the utility pole The accident occurred at the Tinter section with Baltimore pike While police were having the wreckage cleared away three oth er accidents all rearend colli sions occurred on the pike No one was injured in these acci The injured were taken to the hospital in the Marcus Hook Fire Co ambulance Visibility on Con See ACCIDENTS Page 4 Rain to End Brief Spring Warm wet and foggy weath er that could have been confus ed with spring today was due for a change toward chillier temperatures tonight and Sun day Thick fog which covered much of the county during the night and predawn hours was burned away by the arrival of sun shine this morning At the same time the forecast was for rain tonight and Sunday with a cold front approaching from the west No snow for this area was in the forecast however with the nearest sign of it in the form of expected flurries in the Poc onos In the Farwest however a mid November snow storm pounded the Rockies and moved east and south It appeared to be diminishing as it moved into the Midwest but amounts up to seven inches covered the ground in Western Illinois The stormy weather and un seasonable cold in the west was blamed for at least 21 deaths including 8 in Montana 7 in Illinois 5 in Iowa and 1 in Kansas Almeida At Helm OfAr TV Programs Nov 14 Through Nov 21 600 Idled In Lester Dispute One Department Closed Doivn Cuban Moves Come Fast HAVANA A hardbitten revolutionist took over command of Cubas army today as the is land repyblic began a week of mourning for his missing prede cessor Maj Camilo Cienfuegos Maj Juan Almeidas appoint ment as army chief of staff fol lowed a quick series of govern ment moves Friday PROTEST REJECTED U S charges that deliberate and concerted efforts are being made to wreck American Cuban relations were rejected by Cuba Formal notice was given that all but 1650 acres of the 38000 acre Becerra Ranch controlled by the King Ranch of be expropriated by the govern ment The ranch was given until Sunday to select the acreage it wants to keep Cienfuegos one of the most pop ular figures in Prime Minister Fi del Castros regime disappeared on a plane trip from Camaguey to Havana Oct 28 Castro directed an unsuccessful search for his army commander and said in a TV speech early Friday hat Cienfu egos presumably had crashed in the Atlantic The decree for a sevenday pe riod of national mourning was is sued Friday night after the an nouncement of Almeidas appoint ment White House Meeting Projected on Ways to Halt Crippling Strikes Terrible Touhy Is Paroled LESTER The Westinghouse Electric Corp large and medium turbine erecting and test depart ment here has been closed down by a walkout or suspension of some 600 to 700 employes The work stoppage bcjan Fri day morning when a blade as sembler in the department re fused to do an assigned job claiming it called for a higher pay grade Westinghouse Local 107 claims Astronauts Take In the Big Town NEW YORK nations seven Astronauts and their wives are in New York for a week end of relaxation We just came in to spend a week end see a couple of shows and have dinner said Capt Don ald K Slayton 35 of Sparta Wis Slayton arrived Friday with his wife and four other Astronauts and their wives Two other Astro naus and their wives had arrived earlier Slayton was asked by newsmen if the Astronauts are confident they can travel into space and re turn safely to earth One hundred per cent he re plied Oh hell yes Theres no doubt about it Back in Norfolk Va Lt Col John H Powers press chief for Project Mercury said the future spacemen have graduated from basic instruction in propulsion systems to more specific and com plicated training with the actual equipment they will use JOLIET HI ft Tou hy soon to be released from State ville Prison after serving 25 years for a kidnaping he says he did not commit is not bitter I hold no grudge and Im not looking for revenge the 61year oid former Chicago gangster said Friday night Im not bitter J just want to get out of here TO LEAVE SOON Earlier Friday Touhy known as The Terrible in the prohibition era when he was a gang leader with a working agreement with the old Al Capone gang was granted a parole Officials said he will leave Stateville as soon as his prospective home and em ployment have been checked probably in a week or 10 days Touhy crippled slight and gray ing smiled as he talked to report ers about his parole All I want is to live in peace for the few years left for me Touhy said I will be thankful for the rest of my life for the mercy already shown me by the the company violated an agree ment with the union by attempt ing to force workers to take a wage cut The company claims this job has been performed by blade assemblers in this same paid grade before and that the worker was in violation because the matter is in grievance pro cedure now The worker involved was given a threeday furlough by the com pany and a shop steward was suspended indefinitely pending a review of the case for alleged failure to carry out his union leadership responsibilities of keep ing employes on the job The union claims about 700 workers in the department have been furloughed Company spokes men estimated 12 stewards have been suspended indefinitely and some 600 other workers given threeday furloughs for refusal of work ONE MORE STEP The grievance involving pay grades for the blade assembler job has been discussed by the company with one more step in the procedure required before a walkout is authorized the com pany claims Union officials declared the EXAIR CHIEF Almeida one of the original band who helped Castro launch his revolt aganst President Ful gencio Batista three years ago formerly was air force chief He was named to that post last July after Maj Pedro Luis Diaz Lanz had defected chargLig the Castro government was controlled by Communists Diaz Lanz is living in Miami The Prime Ministers younger brother Raul Castro armed forc es minister announced that Maj Sergio Jimenez de Yalle would succeed Almeida as air force chief De Valle had been Cien fuegos second in command governor and the Parole and Par don Board He was convicted and sentenced to 99 years in 1934 for the kidnap ing of John Jake the Barber Factor a onetime confidence man and now a California real estate dealer He was given an additional 199year sentence in 1942 for es caping from Stateville with six other convicts He was recaptured after 83 days TERMED OUTSTANDING9 President of Sun Ship Given Coveted Award companys action was a deliber ate attempt to create labor trou ole to provide an excuse to cus tomers for failure to meet com mitment dates The union said the local presi dent and business agent were in an outer office waiting to see the industrial relations manager when the incident occurred but were not informed of the problem The company denied both charges claiming it has been making delivery commitments generally speaking and that the union officials were informed of the walkout problem as soon as the industrial relations man ager learned of it himself Both sides met briefly Friday afternoon to discuss what is at issue in the matter be no date was set for a further meeting Times Topics Today Chester Highs football team came alive with a vengeance Friday Story Another View and two pictures on Page is St James High cant keep same backfield unit operating any two games in succession Page 19 Nether Providence High ends successful gridirion campaign Story and Ted Talks Page 19 Silhouettes of three local churches make an interest ing layout on page 15 A Chester Democrat leader may go back to school See Up Top column page 15 George Joseph extricates 16monthold Charlie Benja min from the business end of his nurs ery chair at Elmira NY Friday but the maneuver leading up to the embar rassingpredicament was a mystery Mrs Charles Benjamin right said she left her son seated properly In the chair When she returned to the room Char lies head was trapped in the part where his bottom should have been Firemen cut the seat away to free Charlie AP Wirephoto Second Cranberry Shipment Tainted Flemming Recommends Seizure Of Oregon Berries on Coast Strike Spreads NAIROBI Kenya AP A strike by African railway work ers in Nairobi today spread to nine depots between Kenyas sea port of Mombasa and the inland port of Kisumu The Nairobi strik ers continued their passive dem onstration for better working con ditions by squatting outside rail ay headquarters THREE HOPEFULS BEATING THE BUSHES L Burke i president of the Sun Shipbuilding Dry Dock Co and one of the elder statesmen of the ship building industry was presented with the Vice Admiral Jerry Land medal Friday night The award has been made an nually since 1951 by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers for outstanding ac complishment in the Marine Field It was presented to Burke at the annual banquet of the so ciety in the WaldorfAstoria Hotel in New York City Former recipients include Wil liam E Blewett Jr president of the Newport News Shipbuilding Dry Dock Co Arthur B Homer president of the Bethlehem Steel Co Walter L Green chairman of the board of the American Bu reau of Shipping Burke began with Sun Ship in 1916 while the yard was being buik He was pamed chief drafts man in 1917 and vice president and general manager in 1927 He s the second president of the company having succeeded the late John G Pew when the latter retired in 1947 after 31 years in the office During the period of Bukes management the welded ship was developed at Sun and the Sun Doxford diesel engine was pro duced He took an active part in the enlargement of the yard to from eight to 28 ways employing 35000 persons for World War II construction At this lime also the famous T2 tanker was pro duced here He married Elva M 100 US Jets Fly to France WASHINGTON AP More than 100 U S supersonic fighter planes flew to France in a sim ulated emergency operation to show the Air Force can go any where in the world in a matter of hours The hushhush flight of FIDO fighters from Myrtle Beach SC to Chaumont France was com plcted Friday the Air Force said with supporting air transports bringing up the rear Maj Gen Henry Viccellio com mander of the 19th Air Force sc up his command in France les than 24 hours after receiving lh Shibe of Philadelphia in They live in Swarlhmore 19211 order at Seymour Johnson Ai Force Base N C WASHINGTON Wel fare Department has recommend ed seizure in California of anoth er shipment of Oregon cranberries found to be tainted with aminothi azole the weed killer that pro duces cancer in rats Welfare Secretary Arthur S Flemming said Friday no evi dence has turned up that any cran berries are contaminated except some of those from Washington and Oregon The other big cran berry states are Wisconsin New Jersey and Massachusetts Flemming was borne out by an Associated Press check of 17 re gional offices of the Food and Drug Administration which is testing the entire current cranber ry crop TO TAKE WEEKS Aside from the San Francisco office which turned up tho sec ond tainted Oregon shipment at Modesto Calif none of the offices have found any bad cranberries But they said it may be weeks before they complete their tests Flemming said the tainted ship ment contained 311 bags of 4 pounds each that came from Co quille Ore A previous California seizure was recommended Mon day by Flemming It is the Justice Department that makes any sei zures Cranberry growers have severe ly criticized Flemming for touch ing off the scare just when Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming Flemming has stood his ground His department said Fri day that No one knows how much or how little of any chemical which produces cancer in the test animal may be required to pro duce cancer in a human being Big Blowout AZTEC NM AP It look like somebodys planning a big blowout A Farmington NM oil field firm CrulcherRolfe Cummings reports 140 cases of dynamite 22 cases of primer cord and two cases of fuses were stolen from its powder magazines near Aztec Wayne Girl Linked to Durocher WAYNE This quiet commun ty named for Mad Anthony and amed for fine Radnor High foot sail teams gained another dis tinction of sorts Friday Larri Thoma blorido 26year old dancer was reported by the New York Daily Mirror to be the new love interest in Leo Duroch ers life Miss Thomas parents Mr and Mrs Charles E Thomas live in Wayne at Pugh and Warner Rds Larri in Hollywood denies the report There is no such thing as a big romance Leo is a friend of mine she said Durochcrs wife Laraine Day has scoffed repeatedly at reports her 12yearold marriage to the former baseball manager is wash ccl up Larris mother says the repor is too intimate a thing for me to discuss From Leo no comment hes playing golf at Palm Springs Charles 11 Today LONDON Charles heir to the British throne was 11 years old today He celebrated a a birthday party with schoolmate at Cheam Preparato y School Mitchell And Meany To Confer Move Is Made By Eisenhoiver t WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Eisenhower has taken a step toward calling a White House con ference of management and union leaders The agenda new ways of settling strikes as crippling as the steel walkout A labor spokesman said Friday night that the President had asked President George Meany of the AFLCIO to discuss the mattQt Secretary of Labor James P Mitchell PROPOSED IT Meany had proposed the con ference in a letter to the Presi dent Excerpts from the letter and the reply werereleased by the spokesman Al Zack public rela ons director of the AFLCIO I am asking Secretary Mitchell o confer with you as to your pecific ideas on time place and omposition of the conference you uggest Eisenhower wrote He will also explore with rep resentative management leaders their ideas on the subject When I have before me the results of these explorations I shall communicate with you The White House had no imme diate comment after Zack re eased some contents of the ettersi Meany had written Eisenhower hat our country must avoid drifting by statute into rigid and arbitrary rules for collective bar aining Such drifting can only ead to a serious weakening of ths underpinnings of our whole cratic way of life OWE SOLUTION The AFLCIO president said loped a White House conference ivould induce labor and manage ment to talk out their problems and come to some solution par ticularly of those problems typt ied by the attitude ofboth sides in the steel strike The prestige of the White House Meany said would put both sides at the conference under public pressure to come to some kind of accommodation Meany said he hoped the con ference could produce some volun tary way of ending a strike be fore it becomes as critical as this years steel strike The labor pres ident however did not detail any method he might have had in mind Political Guns Booming By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Political guns are thundering surprisingly loud in advance of next years presidential season Presidential hopefuls now beat ing the bushes are Vice President Richard M Nixon Sen John F Kennedy DMass and New Yorks Gov Nelson A Rockefel ler None of these men actually admit they are running for presi dential nominations next year A Democratic elder statesman W Avcrell Harriman and a pos sible Democratic presidential dark horse Gov Edmund G Brown of sion to throw a few bricks at the Republicans Nixon added that Ihe New York governor does not have the ex Nixon speaking at Indianapolis pcrience at campaigning national Friday said the farm issue will very possibly be the major issue on the domestic scene in 1960 He said hes not ready now to out line a specific farm program but it must Ijc one that gives farmers their full share of prosperity with out sacrificing tneir independence Nixon said it is out of the ques tion that he would run again as a vice presidential candidate but that I still feel its too early to announce 1960 plans The vice president patted Rockefeller his main Republican y that some others have had ifc presumably meant himself at Milwaukee bar rowed a phrase from Sir Winston Churchill in saying a new admin istration is needed to overcome the gains made by the Soviet Un ion in the past seven years while the locusts had eaten California conferred at Sacra1 rival on the back for being a Irh mcnto Calif and took the effective campaigner but All thislhcy have done Ken ncdy said while we for seven years have cut our forces our budgets held back our mis sile programs wasted our money and time and scientific talent He likened the situation to tha which confronted England 2 years ago He quoted Churchill a saying then the British govern ment had been blind to the men ace of the Nazis in the years The Russians said the Massajlhc locusts had eaten chusctts senator have beaten us into outer space around the sun to the moon and surpassed us in rocket engines and new fuels They have more military manpow er he said and are putting more resources into education Rockefeller at San Francisco said We must clearly see th conflict between American an Soviet objectives and principle as only one grave struggle upo the wide scene in this age o revolution Highway Opened To Auto Traffic PAOLI The newly widened Route 202 at Paoli Hill has been opened to traffic and now is clear of detours between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Lin coin highway A third lane was added for use by trucks on the upgrade with a view toward al leviating traffic jams caused by the slower vehicles A mile of the highway from the Trenton cutoff bridge to Lincoln Highway at Paoli has been made three lanes wide and a new four mile section of Route 202 from the King of Prussia cutoff bridge has been resurfaced Senator Snooper November is Ihc fdcal month in Delaware County Its lime to put away the lawn mower but not yet time o get out be snow shovel Amusements 2ft Bridge 21 Churches 12 Classified Ads 2124 Comics 21 25 Crossword Puzzle 21 Deaths 4 21 Editorials s Horoscope 25 Junior Editors 24 Patterns 3 17 Sports 18 19 Womens Section 10 TIMES TELEPHONES Want Ads TR 45252 i Other Calls 66161
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