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   Daily News, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1962, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                THE WEATHER Fair Vary Gold THE DAILY NEWS State Library Education Buildi g Pa g VOLUME 41 PEE HUNTPiGPON AND MOUNT UNION PX WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31 1962 Phone Mitchell 34O4O NO 1 4 In CleanUp Harpster Garage To Be Rebuilt heartbreakiag job of cleaning up continued today as the aftewmath of yesterdays fire that destroyed the garage of the Harpster Chevrolet Company at Warriors Mark but companj of ficials are already looking for ward to rebuilding A company spokesman said yesterday afternoon that we ex pect to rebuild in this vicinity but details remain to be work ed John L Gilliland business manager of the firm that is own ed by Robert L Harpster said that the loss from the fire would exceed About 40 per cent of the loss is covered by insurance Tthe exact cause of the fire is still unknown a3thoui5h Fire Chief Bud Ellentoenger of the Warriors Mank Volunteer Fire Company one of the first men on the scene said that the initial blaze seemed to be concentrated around an air compressor and the furnace room Heavy dense smoke filled the building before the firemen ar rived and maJe it almost impos sible to get tp the fire The smoke was so bad that employes trying to get seme of the new oars out of the building had to give up the attempt Gifiiland said that the smoke was so bad that we couldnt even get the car out that was nearest la 11 brand new 1962 can wene destroyed m the fire The total includes two new Chevrolets that arrived at the garage the night before the fire Also lost in the blaze were four oars owned by customers These oars were in the garage for re pairs A 1962 Chevrolet demon strator used by Gilliland was al so destroyed along witb a 1940 Chevrolet owned bgr U Galen Continued on Page Ten DeGaulle Has Troubles Ori 2 Continents Paris Jan 31 President Charles de GauHe summoned his cabinet today to deal witha cri sis on two continents caused by reporti of impending Algerian peace settlement No one knew whether the set tlement would in fact end the guerrilla war but De Gaulle was trying to make sure The cabinet planned to review the massive security measures taken to prevent any violence a French accord with the Algerian rebels might set off French officials feared that the underground French Algeria Secret Army Organization OAS might attempt a coup in Algeria and possibly here De Gaulle al ready has been the subject of at least one assassination attempt French officials said it would take two to five weeks to work out a ceasefire Can Seize Cities It was believed here that the OAS could seize control of the larger Algerian cities easily if its leaders ordered an open revolt There are more than one mil lion Europeans in Algeria and most of them are believed to sympathize with the OAS Events were moving rapidly About tough mobile gen darmerie troops rolled into the Paris area Tuesday bringing to an estimated the number of men available to Police Chief Maurice Papon Orders went out to shoot with out warning anyone who attacked them Court Bans PRR Strike Philadelphia Jan 31 The Pennsylvania Railroad was re lieved and pleased today with a federal court decision temporar ily banning a strike or threat of a strike by the Transport Work ers Union The ruling Tuesday by XI S District Court Judge Abraham Freedman also dismissed a union petition seeking to sidetrack a proposed merger of the PRR and the New York Central Railroad Allen J Greenougrh PRR Presi dent said passengers and ship pers can now make plans with out uncertainty and The carrier claimed the strike threat was costing it a lay in lost business Greenough added that the Pennsy will have the time we need to develop our operational plans under the proposed merger to work out with all the nions through orderly proce dure proper protection for any employes who may be TVVU President Michael J Quill said in New York we have no choice other than to comply with the courts Kennedy Requests Strict Control Of Farm Production Washington Jan 31 President Kennedy asked Congress today for a common sense ABCD farm program built around abundance balance conservation and The put price tagon hie proposals but administration officials claimed they would out government coats improve farm income and keep consumer prices fair andstable In a message to Con gress Kennedy asked for the strictest production controls in history for feed grains wheat and dairy products in order to reduce T LjOSS T III LsGWlStOWTl The third major fire in this district in 24 hours occurred this morning when the building housing the Lewistown Tire Company was completely destroyt ed by a blaze that caused i estimated damage A passing motorist discovered the fire at a m today at the buildingwhich is located alongRoute 22 just east of The fire of undetermined origin apparently started near the center of the large concrete building where trucks were stored three All three trucks were destroy ed in theblaze along with 2000 valued at about new tires In addition an extensive array of recapping equipment was destroyed Only the walls of the building were left standing when fireman Continued on Page Two Improvement Job Picture Wasington Jan 31 The gov ernment was expected to report today that the nations job picture showed marked improvement this month Labor Secretary Arthur J Gold berg was scheduled to disclose the first 1962 employment fig ures in testimony before the SenateHouse Economic Commit tee In a separate report today the Labor Department said the long term unemployed in the 196061 re cession mainly were family bread in their prime working years Goldberg said the survey of persons who had exhausted their statepaid jobless benefits and were receiving additional fed eral payments was the most com prehensive examination of the longterm unemployed ever made Scarce of Support it showed that to a large extent the beneficiaries of the recession inspired program were workers who were the prime source of support for them selves and their families largely employed in manufacturing Indus and in the prime years of their working persons benefits OAS Votes To Exclude Cuba Punta De Este Uruguay Jan 31 New World foreign min isters lining up with the United States voted 141 early today to exclude the MarxistLeninist government of Fidel Castros Cuba from participation in inter American affairs Cuba alone voted Six na tions abstained limiting the yes vote to the bare majority needed to insure expulsion of the Castro regime from the organi zaton of American Slates The vote on half a dozen meas ures dealing with the Cuban case effectively wound up the nineday Continued On Page Two surpluses He also asked for new acreage controls on cotton HLs he said is as common sense as In a statement accompanying the message Agriculture Secre tary Orville L Freeman said the program would reduce the cost of price supports to about bil Hon by 1967 a cut of about billion from the present level Other Proposals Other proposals Kennedy made in his message massive program to convert excess farmland to such uses as recreation areas A of rural renewal alld education to help rural citi zns PrePare for nonfarm jobs a sma farmers in consollda and enlargement and attract ailing farm areas use of agricultural abundance particularly through the Food for Peace program and enlargement of the pilot food stamp plan to help needy persons here and abroad It was expected that the food stamp program now in operation in eight economically distressed communities would be expanded to include 20 to 40 new areas 1962 Mothers March Called Successful Mrs J O Bergantz chairman of the 1962 Mothers March said today that last nights MOD fundraising effort suc More than 700 women partic ipated in tils Figures on the amount of funds collected r iaotini njBdiately available but they will be released later week by BergiantK Glenn Orbit Shot Delayed Cape Canaveral Jan 31 A spacecraft the weather and the internal ills of a rocket have cropped up in that order to keep John Glenn out of orbit until Feb 2 Members Of Circus Troupe Die In Fall Detroit Jan31 members of the Great Wallendas aerial troupe died Tuesday night and an other was critically injured when their sevenman human pyramid crumpled and they plunged to the ground before spectators Two other members of the troupe were hospitalized but in fair condition Dieter Schepp 23 died of head injuries at a hospital about three hours after the accident Richard Faughnan 2S Sarasota Fla died earlier of a skull fracture Mario Wallenda 2 bad a pelvic injury The Wallendas were near the end of their act at the Shrine Circuswhen the accident hap pened Schepp the lead man buckled lost his footing and fell Faughnan and Mario fell behind him Grasp Wire Gunther Kar and Herman Wal lenda grabbed the high wire as they flew by Miss Schepp was sitting in a chair balanced by a oh their shoulders They were able to grab her as she flew by and held her until an emergency net could be rigged She fell into the net but was injured when the impact of her fall jerked the net out of the hands of the men holding it She struck her head on the concrete floor cushioned by four inches of dirt and a layer of sawdust Polar Cold Wave Chills WinterWeary Northeast By United Press International A new polar cold wave dropped temperatures below zero in the winterweary Northeast today and spattered light snow from North Dakota to North Carolina Freezing temperatures were re ported as far south as Virginia Tennessee and Arkansas Thick fog engulfed southern Cal ifornia for the second straight day New England was digging out from under as much as eight inches of new snow The fastmoving cold air mass dropped the temperature 33 de grees in eight hours at Madison and 2 degrees at Milwau kee Tuesday The mercury dipped 25 degrees in six hours across Ohio When the cold front reached Chicago autos parked in pools of water left from pre vious days thaw had their tires locked in ice Below By midnight the temperature had fallen to 16 below zero at International Falls which recorded a high of 8 below Tues day Duluth had a high of 4 below and the mercury barely climbed above zero at Minneapol is Minn Sault Ste Marie had a high of 3 below Wast and south of the cold front temperatures were balmy The mercury climbed into the 60s Tuesday in western Nebraska while the east part of the state had high readings in the 30s The cold was welcomed in flood ed areas of Kansas and Indiana where authorities hoped the end of thawing would cause rivers to fall Bennett Home Goes Up In Smoke Loss Near In Worst Blaze In Towns History A windwhipped followed a terrific explo sion destroyed four homes in Mapleton yesterday with a oss estimated at about Four persons were injured and hospitalized in the blaze which worst rn the boroughs history Twelve persons were made homeless and four other dwelfings were damaged in ihe fire Fire companies from six communities battled the flames for better than an hour before the blazing inferno was brought under control More than 100 volunteer f men fought the biaze in be House in holo Session Fund Bills Read Flames were quickly destroying the Mrs Martha Bennett home when this photo was taken yesterday at Mapleton into blazing inferno wind whipped fire Honor Of Late Congressman 13 at the The latest postponement was announced Tuesday after Glenns Atlas booster developed a disor der fairly common to its breed Simpson Memorial Dinner Is Slated A memorial dinner honoringthe late Congressman Richard M Simpson of Huntingdon will be held at the Elks Home in Huntingdon on Friday February was announced today by officials of Huntingdon County Republican Committee Simpson a distinguished Republican member of the U a Congress for nearly 23 years passed away on January 7 1980 This erased a timetable thathad illed for the orbital flight hursday Glenn was reported to have pressed disappointment and then shrugged knowledgmenttthat thST first ati tempt to orbit an American should not be undertaken untfl is right Asked for details on what caused the latest delay Project Mercury spokesman John Shorty Powers replied Sure I Continued on Page PRR Has Traffic JainUp In Area Traffic on the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad was tied up to the Huntingdon area this morning when couplers draw heads pulled out on two freights one going east another West The Fourth Street Crossing at Huntingdon was blocked when a TruckTrain was caught back of the disabled westbound freight A passenger train westbound Train No 61 was delayed near Ardenheim for the same reason The jamup which started at a was cleared by a m today Rayburn Aide Is Elected Sherman Jan 31 State Sen Ray Roberts who became an aide to the late Speaker Sam Rayburn because he stood in the mud one Christmas Day to help Mr Sam fix a water pump left for Washington today to finish Rayburns 25th term in Congress Roberts endorsed by Rayburns surviving brother Dick and one of his sisters won the north Tex as 4th District seat Tuesday in a hotly contested runoff against Slagle Dick Rayburn died Tuesday in Bonham in the same hos pital where Mr Sam died last Nov 16 of the same disease can cer His death came three hours before the polls closed and he cast an absentee ballot from his hospital bed for Roberts last week Complete returns from 205 of the 207 precincts in the nations second smallest congressional dis trict in terms of population gave Roberts votes to for Slagle a Sherman attorney Slight Damage In Fire At Shermans Grocery Slight damage resulted last eveningwhen an electric motor on an ice cream cabinet caught fire at Shermans Grocery corner of Ninth and Moore Streets A general alarm was sounded at 7 oclock and the entire Hunt ingdon Fare Department re sponded to the call Fire Chief John Sergeant said a carbon dioxide extinguisher was used to put out the fire Sergeant noted the damage was slight Reds Rebuffed Three Times United Nations Jan si diplomats drew encour agement today from three parlia mentary rebuffs to the Soviet Un ion by the Security Council and General Assembly The assembly late Tuesday re moved from a 45ppwer resolution on Portuguese Angola a provision for an investigating commission tp report to the newly established 17natiori Committee on Colonial ism a pet project of the So viet Union Earlier Tuesday the Security Council voted 72 to adjourn without taking up Russias re quest for a new debate on the Congo The Kremlin took a third set back when the council president Sir Patrick Dean of Britain sum moned the llnation group to meet Thursday to consider the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan Russia and Roman ia supporting Indias opposition to such a meeting now offered stiff objections to Deans call Weather Partly Cloudy With Occasional Snow Flurries And Quite Cold Today High 12 To 18 Fair And Not Quite So Colt Tonight Low Zero To 8 Above Thursday Cloudy And Wanner With Ijght Snow In The Afternoon Donald Rinker chairman of the GOP County Committee said that the memorial dinner was being held this yearin place of thes traditional Lancobj Day He emphasized that the memo rial dinner was not a fundrais ing event and that it was being held strictly to ionor the memory of Huntingdons distinguished Members of the committee are presently attemptingto line up a nationally known speaker anc one who was associated with Simpson in Washington IX C Members of the Simpson family will be special guests at the dinner Rinker said that the county lconxmittee expects a delegation of officials from Washington to attend the dinner In addition invitations have been extended to GOP county chairmen in Continued on Page Five Another Very Cold Night Due Another very cold night is in store for the Huntingdon area the weathermansaid today Ught snow is expected to fol low the cold wave on Thursday afternoon Yesterdays maximum temper ature was 43 at about 9 a m Then the leading edge of a mass of Arctic air moved into the area and the mercury dropped below freezing in the afternoon The low last night was 5 above and the reading at 7 a m today also was 5 above Harrisburg Jan 31 The House met in a solo session today for a routine reading of in appropriation bills to move them along for final passage next week The appropriations committee tacked David L Lawrences proposed budget for the 196263 fiscal year bringing the total amount of spending to Committee Chairman J Dean Polen DWashington said he ex pected a surplus at the end of the next fiscal year despite the his committee added to the spending program Polen said 15 new eleyator in spectors would be hired and re venue from the inspection pro gram would produce and the budget would remain ba Chop General Budget The committee chopped million from Lawrences proposed million general fund budget which is used to run the state But it added million in no budgeted items including a appropriation to help school districts which were forced to make repairs as a result of a statewide safety in spection conducted by the Labor and Industry Department in 19581 Also cleared by thecommittee were two bills listed as addition al items which provide for Mercy Hospital Altoona and to coyerthe cost of the Continued on Page Ten Several Still Open In Russian Course Several openings still exist in the adult education Russian language course to be given by the Huntingdon Area School District High school principal Henry Stoudt said this morning that there is still room for several interested persons in the class Registration for the course will be held thifl evening at 7 p m in Room 2O9 at the Hunting don Area High School Democratic Leaders To Discuss Party Ticket Harrisburg Jan group of state Democratic leaders are scheduled to meet today for preliminary discussions on the partys statewide ticket Lawrence would say no more about the meeting at his weekly Tuesday but Democratic State Chairman Otfa B Morse said it was another in a series of sessions to explore all aspects of the campaign low freezing temperature In addition to bitter cold wind the fire wera menaced by ice freezing on their clothing and equip ment Four In Hospital Two Mapleton and two employes of the Huntingdon Gas Company are patients in the J C Blair Memorial Hos pital today as result of fire which Mapleton Chief Buddy Kyler said was triggered by a gas explosion the of Vern Bell Most seriously injured is Hazel O Bell 35 wife of Vein Bell who has severe second and third degree burns of one quarter of body including chest arme She also has a fractured left leg and fractured left ankle Her condi tion is listed as Mrs Bell ia the former Hazel Teager of Mapleton and she formerly worked for Mur Jewelry Mrs Margaret El Anderson 23 wife of Eugene Anderson suffered a cerebral concussion and lacerations of th scalp and arms She is listed as the hospital Richard Lee Snare 24 of Aitch and Clyde R JBurkey 29 of Alex andria ivojf Huflting don Gas Company bjospitaliz ed with and third degree burns of the face add hands Boti listed in good condition Debrit Totsed 114 Feet The fire preceded by a Mas which Fire Chief Kyler said waj started in Hie Vern Bell house about The explosion practically demolished the B e 11 home tossing debris for dis tance of 114 feet when thefront of the frame house was blown oul and scattered over the street Snare and Burkey were in cellar of the Bell home doing maintenance work on the gas line It was reported that they told Mrs Bell to open the kitchen door due to the gas collecting in the house When Bell opened the door the explosion let go and she was blown out onto the porch face down rire followed immediately and in seconds the house was a blazing inferno High Wind 1 There was a high wind which quickly carried the fire to the Eugene Anderson home on the east side of the Bell property In a short time the frame Anderson house was burning fiercely and it quickly spread to the J Frank home which is next door to the Anderson home on the east side The Mattern property is a concrete block dwelling but the flames spread to the dorriiewin dows on the third floor and the fire burned away the roof and Continued oh Page Teh General View Of Mapleton Fire Scene a i i j Heres a general view of the Mnpleton fire scene yesterday ifternoon Mattern home is in ft while fire and oxplo oxplo ision have levelled Andereon and Bell homes to the right and Bennett home is going up in smoke Fire causefl an estimated loss the worst in the boroughs history Note large amount of Six fire companies battled   

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