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   Daily News, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1954, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                WEATHER Cloudy Snow Rain THE DAILY NEWS r r i T T r O y TA T r Ty p T T T T T t i i J i i L U i 1 T 1 VOLUME 33 HUNTINGDON AND MOUNTUNION TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2 1954 5 CENTS PER COPY NO 236 UPWARDS 45 MILLION EXPECTED TO VOTE Former Merchant Seaman Admits Killing Of 6YearOld Karen Mauk Johnstown Nov 2 former merchant seaman with a sex crime record admitted to police today that he killed sixyearold Karen Mauk who was abducted and suffocated as she made a pre Halloween trick or treat tour near her home Thursday night Cambria County Dist Atty Fred Fees said that Harry Gossard 09 had been booked on a charge of suspicion of murder Karens nude body was found by a posse Friday morning on the rainswept hillside of a cemetery several miles from her home in nearby Conemaugh The tattered pieces of her colorful Halloween costume lay nearby An autopsy disclosed she had not been crim inally assaulted but indicated she was the victim of a sex deviate Gossard was arrested Monday in Philadelphia on a tip to police He The General Elections moving had Jived witfa hls mother m Cone maugh since returning there last ELECTION MOVING ALONG QUIETLY IN COUNTY PRECINCTS along quietly in all 68 election precincts in Huntingdon County The Huntingdon County Board of Elections said at noon today of Elections said at noon today f f previous offenses including that no district had registered any complaints about supplies or va persons had cancies on the board this forenoon There was no rush at any polling place in the early hoursof todays balloting In sev eral rural areas checked this fore i little a Town and country boards were in accord that more ballots would be cast between 5 and 8 oclock this evening than throughout the T a m to 5 p period Observations on weather condi tions and voting today varied Many believed that a heavier vote would be polled in the rural areas due to the threatening skies while others believed that the rural folks would go hunting and for get about voting unless they had previously made up their minds on voting Several Republican and Demo cratic leaders were in accord on their opinions that it was too late to change any persons mind on how he or she should The campaign has been thoroughly Continued on Page Eleven Hope Fades For 42 Aboard Big Constellation New York Nov possi bility of finding any survivors among the 42 persons aboard a huge SuperConstellation missing on a flight over the Atlantic dwin dled today Officials conducting one of the airsea search es in history for the Navy trans portcut the air arm of the search operation in half Instead of the 200 planes assign ed originally to comb a 120mile wide strip of ocean from here to the Azores Monday only 100 planes will cover the area today A naval spokesman however said the officials had not given up all hope that survivors would ce found The plane carrying four women and five children among its passen gers and crew of 42 was last heard from at 11 p 90 minutes after it took off from Continued on Page Eleven OB The WASHINGTON MeoyGoRoimd h BREW PEARSOI DREW PEARSON SAYS TO DAYS BALLOTING WILL BE TIPOFF ON IKES PLANS VICE PRESIDENTS FUTURE HANGS IN BALANCE NIXON MAKING BIG PITCH TO CATH OLIC VOTERS matter what the outcome of todays balloting it will probably decide three im portant and intriguing political questions They are 1 Will President Eisenhower run for a second term 2 Will young Dick Nixon 41 years old who has managed to worm himself into a position of power and influence despite that private expense fund which two years ago almost threw him off the ticket be the man to suc ceed him 3 Will the Republican party be able to continue using McCarthys type of politics without using Mc Carthy Particularly will the Re publicans be able to swing the large bloc of Catholic voters nor mally Democratic over to the GOP without using the now benched senator who accomplished that swing in 1952 The three questions cannot be considered separately They are pretty much woven together In the first place the President started his 1952 draft with the idea that he would be only a one term president He told this to various friends including this cor respondent All presidents have a right to change their minds however and frequently do But in this case Eisenhower has given the con Continued On Pago Six gaid has a been up and questioned in the had admitted the slaying of the little girl but had not signed a formal confession The slaying of blonde curly haired Karen was one of three sex crimes reported in Western Pqttn sylvania last week At Aliquippa Elijah Thomp son 22 a jobless Negro labor er confesed he killed 16yearold Helen Jean Bryant by Crushing her skull with a rock as she walked along a lonely path near her home Oct 25 Thompson gave no motive for the killing but police said an attempted criminal assault had been made on the victim A 12yearold girl was criminally assaulted Sunday night at New Castle Pa Beaver County Dist Atty Rich ard P Stewart said Elijah Thomp son 22 signed a complete ad Continued on Page Five RECORD ON JUROR AS SEX OFFENDER By ROBERT JAIN United Press Correspondent Cleveland Ohio Nov cution lawyers in the murder trial of Dr Samuel Sheppard set out today to provide proof of the sex offense record of juror James R Manning for presentation in court Wednesday They took advantage of an elec tion day recess to dig up docu ments and witnesses to show that Manning is ineligible to hear the Sheppard case Assistant Prosecutor John J Mahon indicated he would be pre pared when the trial reconvenes to submit police records and police statements to show that Manning received a six months suspended sentence in 1943 on charges lawfully occupied an automobile for the purpose of lewdness Judge Edward Blythin said he be ready to go ahead with the trial after the oneday recess Presumably he must render a de Continued on Page Two FOLLANSBEE HOPES TO RETAIN PLANT Follansbee W Nov 2 Residents of Follansbee W embittered over the sale of Fol lansbee Steel Corp to a New York financier clung to a faint hope to day that the towns rolling mill would not be liquidated Majority stockholders of the firm voted overwhelmingly Monday in Pittsburgh to sell the firms assets to Frederick W Richmond for ignoring two other of fers which would have continued the mill in operation Richmond is selling equipment from the mill to Republic Steel Corp Republic plans to move the equipment to Gadsden Ala Follansbee residents have fought Continued On Page Three Elected MRS DORIS SPENCE NEW TEACHER FOR ALFARATA SCHOOL NAMED BY BOARD The Huntingdon Board of Ed ucation last evening elected Mrs Doris Spence of Huntingdon as a teacher in the fourth grade of the Alfarata School The new teacher succeeds Mrs Marjorie Peightel Newcombe of Huntingdon who resigned Mrs Dorothy Endres Whittaker of Huntingdon has been filling the position since the 195455 term started in September Mrs Spence is a new resident of Huntingdon Her husband is assistant PRR supervisor at Huntingdon beingtransferred from Columbus Ohio A native of Cornwall Mrs Spence was graduated from High School and received her bachelor of arts de gree at Ohio Wesleyan She taught for two years at River side Public Schools Riverside prior to moving to Columbus She was elected to the Columbus Public Schools faculty but taught onty four days until her husband was transferred to Huntingdon Dr William B West president Continued on Page Twelve First Measurable Snowfall Of Seasdn Recorded Huntingdons first measurable snowfall and the coldest tempera ture reading for the fall season were recorded early this morning by Weatherman John R Hender son At a m today there was onehalf inch of snow on the ground Henderson reported Huntingdon received 20 of an inch of rain and snow during the 24hour period ending at 7 o clock this morning During the night the thermom eter at the Huntingdon weather station registered a low of 25 one degree below the seasons pre vious low of 26 set Sunday night By 7 a m tfie mercury had risen to 35 Yesterdays maximum temperature was only 47 Cloudy and cool weather with some rain and also some snow in the north portions was forecast for today and was expected to in fluence the voting turnout some Continued on Page Twelve Banker Expires Midland Nov 2 arrangements were being complet ed today for Charles A Finley 63 president of the First National Bank here who died unexpectedly at his home in nearby Georgetown High School Bands Will Attend Penn State Game A number of area high school bands including five from Hunt ingdon County will help celebrate the fifth anniversary of Band Day on the campus of the Pennsylva nia State University this Saturday November 6 More than high school bandsmen representing 60 schools from all over the state of Pennsyl vania have been invited to stage a pregame parade plus a halftime serenade at the Penn StateHoly Cross football game They will be the guests of the famed Penn State Blue Band and the Penn State Athletic Associa tion County high school bands and their directors who will participate in Saturdays program at State College follow High School H L Garman Huntingdon High School Walter James Orbisonia Area Joint Hi School William L Faust Rob ertsdale High School Don Brocht Captain Jack High School J Rich ard Burkholder Other area high school bands and their directors who will go to State College on Saturday include Bedford High School F W Hun sicker MennoUnion Joint High School Atwell M Bookmiller BelliwoodAntis Joint High School Kenneth M Schuck er Everett Southern Joint High School Fred Snyder Lewistown High School Richard D Smith Morrisons Cove High School Mar Paul J Fisher Bratton McVoytownOliver Joint High Contlnutd on OVER IN STATE EXPECTED TO CAST VOTES TODAY Pittsburgh Nov most furiously wooed Pennsylvania elec torate in years went to the polls today to elect a new governor and fill 270 other state and Congression al seats More than three million of some five million registered voters were expected to cast ballots at the states polling places before voting ends at 8 The total vote four years ago was In an electioneve prediction Re publican state Chairman Miles Horst claimed tht another Re publican sweep is in the I have been getting favorable re ports from every county I have found it necessary to caution against he said Democratic state Chairiran Jo seph M Barr predicted Democratic capture of the governorship the other statewide offices control of the Legislature I a big majority in the Congressional delegation Campaigns End Lt Gov Lloyd H Wood College ville closed the campaign for the Republicans with a statewide tele vision appearance Monday night and state Sen George M Leader York his opponent for the gover norship ended the Democratic bid With a radio address For the past eight weeks Wood campaigned at the head of a state Continued On Page Twelve CORN SHOW TO BE AT FIREMENS HALL The annual corn show sponsor ed by the Shavers Creek Valley Grange will be held at the Fire mens Hall at Neffs Mills on Wed nesday evening November 3 at 8 oclock The event was originally sched uled to be held at the old com munity hall at Neffs Mills but the shift to the new location was announced today by the sponsor ing organization Prizes of seed com will be offer ed to the winners in three classes DeKalb Ohio and Funk County corn growers have been invited to exhibit corn at the show The public is invited to the annual exhibition Six Mile Run Native Killed In Detroit Harold W Roarabaugh of 420 Middlebelt Garden City Michi oan a native of Six Mile Run was killed in an auto crash in Detroit Michigan on Saturday October 30 1954 No details of the accident were immediately available but it is known that a coroners investigation of the mishap is being conducted The deceased was born Decem ber 21 1906 in Six Mile Run a son of John and Elizabeth Lane Roarabaugh He never married A veteran of World War E he served in the European Thea tre He was a member of the Church of God at Six Mile Run the Moose Lodge of Huntingdon and the Masonic Lodge at Mid dlebelt Michigan At the time of his death he was employed as a clerk for the Evans Products Company in Detroit The following brothers and sis ters survive Melvin Roarabaugh of Williamsburg Mrs Margaret Continued on Page Five TACBEN IS TARGET FOR RED ATTACKS Taipei Formosa Nov Communist warplanes and artillery unleashed new attacks today against the Tachen Island group Chiang KaiSheks northernmost possessions Five Russianbuilt twinengine bombers bombed Yikiangshan Tachens north anchor while Com munist batteries on Toumen Island resumed the heavy shelling of Yi kiangshan begun Monday Nationalist sources said Red ar tillery hurled thousands of shells at the tiny island There were no immediate reports of casualties The Reds shelled the island for eight hours Monday The Tachen Islands lie slightly Continued on Page STATE mL SHARE IN SUBSIDY FUND Harrisburg Nov 2 The State Public Instruction Department made plans today for the dis tribution of an approximate 000 federal subsidy aimed at in creasing the consumption of milk among school children Dr Francis B Haas state pub lic instruction superintendent said the department will enter into con tracts with local school districts for the subsidy program about Nov 15 These contracts arc the result of a federal program directed to ward increasing the consumption Continutd on In Mothering Role While Madeleine Siemann consultant at the Lexington Houses Childrens Center in New York engages her in conversation Queen Mother Elizabeth tries to soothe Billy Javln 3 Billy was frightened by the flash of photographers lights and began With the Queen are Francis B Rundall Britains Consul General in New York and his wife Election Day Dawns Cold And Raw In Nation sEast Election day dawned cold and raiw in much of the nations East today but it was good voting weather in the West The Canadian cold wave push ing deep into the South was ex pected to have some effect on the size of the vote turnout However party leaders differed on what if any effect the weather would have on the outcome Most of the northern Midwest was under a snow blanket today and raw snowy weather was ex pected as far east as New Eng land and New York state The cold wave dipped into north ern Alabama Texas and Louisiana and readings in the teens stretch ed from North Dakota where it was eight above at Jamestown to northern Kansas Skies were clear and roads were good in most country West of the Mississippi In New York City the predicted damp nippy weather was expected to hold down the metropolis nor mally heavy Democratic vote 2 Major Army Headquarters Moved To Japan Seoul Korea Nov Unit ed States announced today the transfer of two major Army com mand headquarters from Korea to Japan inthe latest move to strengthen its strategic position in the Far East Main headquartrs of Gen Max well D Taylors 8th Army will je shifted to Camp Zama near Tokyo this month with Taylor becoming commander of all U S ground forces in Japan Korea and Okina wa An advance headquartrs will remain in Seoul Also going to Japan this month at reduced strength will be the headquarters of the U S EC Corps which became operational in Ko rea Sept 23 1950 The IX Corps will go to Sendai on Japans main On Page Twelve LOSS IN BLAZE BLAST Pittsburgh Nov general alarm fire spurred by a violent explosion swept through five business firms Monday night In juring eight persons and causing an estimated damage The explosion which occurred about 20 minutes after the first flames were reported in a variety store endangered the livesof fire men on a nearby roof However no one was seriously injured from the blast although several per sons were cut by flying glass A total of 18 fire companies and 125 policemen were rushed to the scene of the fire in the East Liber ty section from the time the first alarm was sounded at p m until the sixth and general alarm was issued a half hour later The blaze was discovered short Continued on Page Seven THE WEATHER Cloudy With Some Snow Mixed With Rain Today Snow Flurries And Colder Tonight And Wednes day The High Today 85 To 40 Tte Low Tonight M M However predicted snow flurries might also cut the GOP vote up state An Ohio snow storm which piled up to 10 inches in Cleveland su burbs Monday was dying down But continuing rain and snw was expected to make things wet in Continued on Page Twelve MORE FIRE BOMBS TOSSED ALGERIA IS M BY TERRORISM Algiers Algeria Nov 2 Three more fire bombs were thrown in the Algiers area earjy today in a new outbreak of ter rorism Police reported only one of the bombs went off however caus ing little damage Early Monday 30 bombs and fire bombs were exploded in scattered places throughout Algeria killing sev en and wounding 10 in this French possession The French government im mediately flew in more than 700 paratroopers police and mo bile guards from France to crush what appeared to be a wellor ganized campaign of murder and destruction similar to those that have taken scores of lives in Mor occo and Tunisia Strong patrols of wellarmed Continued on Page Eleven Returns To Be Posted Tonight At Courthouse Republican and Democratic Par ty leaders have made arrange ments through the Election Re turns Committea to receive results of todays General Election in the lobby of the Huntingdon County Courthouse tonight The general public is invited to the courthouse to receive the re turns which will be placed on a large bulletin board under direc tion of E Kenneth Fox The Election Returns Commit tee has made arrangements with the judges of election in the coun Continued on Page Eleven Citizens Move On Polls To Pass Judgment On Administration By LYLE 0 WILSON United Press Correspondent Washington Nov 2 host of citizen voters moved on the polling places today to pass midterm judgment on Presi dent Eisenhower and his Republican administration The vote may be upwards of 45 million The poll takers consensus remained unchanged that a Democratic tide was running in this congressional election year Their predictions were that the House and perhaps the Senate would be controlled by the Democratic Party in the 84th Congress The first returns in the nation came in shortly after mid night when the tiny mountain hamlet of Harts Location N reported six votes for Demo cratic congressional candidates and four for Republicans Bur with most polls staying open until tonight the outcome of the election will not be known for many hours Party Leaders Broadcast President Eisenhower Vice President Richard M Nixon and Adlai E Stevenson Monday night formally ended historys most re markable offyear campaign with nationwide radio and television broadcasts Mr Eisenhower with Mamie at his side urged his listeners to tele phone 10 people today and remind them to vote because the elections will affect the national life for the next two years and even far beyond He did not appeal directly for a GOP victory But he did ask his listeners to think about such government programs as unem ployment insurance Social Securi ty and farm aid and then to vote for what they believe in There is no such thing as sitting out an he said Stevenson charged that the Re publicans failed to earn a new mandate from the voters because of their poor performance at home and abroad and their smear tactics in the campaign called for a Republican vic tory to insure peace and prosperi Continued on Page Seven Late Bulletins Johnstown Nov formal murder charge will be filed sometime today against a for mer seaman arrested for the slay ing of sixyearold Karen Mauk who was abducted and suffocated as she made a trick or treat Hal loween tour near her home last week State Police Sgt James Blair said Henry Gossard 39 of East Conemaugh Borough will be charged with murder for the lull ing of little Karen whose nude body was found on a rainswept cemetery hillside last Friday Blair said Gossard a former seaman for the Atlantic Refining Company Pliiladelphia was ar rested at his home last night after police had traced his movements since last Saturday He has not signed a formal confession Blair Gossard was known in be In Philadelphia Sunday Blair said and was arrested upon his return to this BETTER TIMES ARE SEEN BY HUMPHREY Washington Nov 2 Treas ury Secretary George M Humph rey predicted Monday night that employment income and trade in 1955 will go higher than in 1954 which he called the best peace time year in In an election eve statement Humphrey said reports of im proving business and employ ment are multiplying He cited previously published reports by the Commerce and Labor Depart ments and the National Associa tion of Purchasing Agents Eisenhower Relaxes Glad Election Oratory Is Over BY MERRBMAN SMITH United Press Correspondent Washington Nov 2 President Eisenhower relaxed today from the pressure of his first political campaign in office apparently happy that election oratory had ended His election eve radio and tele vision appeal Monday night to get out the vote was his last official act of the campaign By he told his press sec retary James C Hagerty as he left the CBs studios Sometimes you sure get tired of all this clack The President hadi no election fare planned for today He and Mrs Eisenhower cast their New York state ballots last This evening when election re turns become available Mr Eisen hower will receive occasional re ports from members of his staff on the trend of the He plans no detailed charting of elec tion developments and probably will retire before a decisive tabu lation of the vote has been made His first public reaction to the results probably will not be made before his Wednesday morning news conference The President made his final vote appeal speaking from heavily pencilled notes He sat on a couch beside Mrs Eisenhower who was In a new fall dress of forest green silk taffeta The Presidents wife almost never appears with him on television Monday night she had Contimidd on FRANKLIN COUNTY YOUNG MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN COURT A Chairtbersburg young man pleaded guilty in Huntingdon County Court yesterday to two to stop at the scene of an accident in which his car was involved and failure to re veal his identity or exhibit his op erators license at the scene Judge Swirles L Himes presided at the special court session and District Attorney R Merle Heff ner represented the common wealth State Trooper Lewis Johnston f the Huntingdon substation the prosecutor in the case told the court that he received a complaint of an accident which occurred on Route 522 on Sunday morning Oct 10 at about oclock His in vestigation revealed that the scene of the accident was on the Black Log bridge south of Orbisonia and the car which struck the vehicle operated by R C Moore of Mount Union did not stop The officer learned that a blue painted Hen ry J sedan struck a tree near Shade Gap at 1 a m the same morning The investigation of this mishap led to Chambersburg where Glenn F Stevens following Continued on Page Five RockhiUMan Is Injured In TwoCar Crash A Rockhill Furnace man suf fered a compound fracture of the right arm and body abrasions and contusions last night in a twocar accident in Rockhill Bor ough The injured man Herman Aikey 40 is in good condition at the J C Blair Memorial Hospi tal today He was admitted to the institution at last night Aikey was travelling on Route 176 from Orbisonia to his home in Rockhill Furnace The accident in which Aikey was hurt hap pened at the right angle curve near the American Legion Home and opposite the Wilbunrome It was reported that the Aikey car was struck on the left side Continued on Page Five Smoke Covers London London Nov 2 Lowhang ing smoke cast a twilight over London at noon today Visibility was cut to 50 yards in some sections and street lamps had to be switched on There was much sneezing and coughing from the smoke for the first time this fall But an air ministry meteorolo gist said it wasnt smog Jap Premier Arrives New York Nov 2 Japanese Premier Shigeru Yoshida arrived today aboard the liner Queen Mary from Europe for official vis its in New York and Washing ton Yoshida denied reports which have appeared in Japanese news papers that he had come to take issue with some aspects of A merican policy in the Far East and to ask for money This Is OUR United Fund f am J O BERGANTZ of Hunt ingdon As one who has been ac tively interested in the Hunting don Community Chest for years I want to give my endorsement to the Huntingdon County United Fund Many who have been ac tive in this work and have been making the solicitations have wondered why we cannot have one drive instead of many Tlia Hunt ingdon County United is the answer I want to especially ask the support of all our citizens for the Huntingdon County United good reasons to   

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