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   Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania                                Member ol the family TEDDY tttfeh tuiless he Ilia owict of It Pages Friday January 2 I9594 EDITION TAKE HAVANA Man In US Gets Profits From GM WASHINGTON AP tty Gen William P Rogers announced today that General Motors Corp is returning on a defense contract which the government conj tends1 involved excessive pro fits and a I le g e d misstate ments of costs f rj Tlie announcement said that as result of a request by the Air orce for a review of the profits made on a 1952 contract for production of F84F jet General Motors a year ago vol untarily tendered a refund of five million dollars and now has agreed to pay back an additional JOHN PAUL HIRKO dies in odd accident ir IkeUrges Peace Move By Soviets Accidental OfShotgun BLACK 25year old Palmertown man dead since Wednesday afternoon froni an accidental discharge of his shotgun was terday morning in a field near Black Lick Victim of the apparent freak accident was John Paul Hirko Volunteer f i men and other persons searched for the missing hunter late on Wednesday afternoon and again yesterday morning be fore the v i c t i ms father George came across the body State Police and Deputy County Coroner Michael Hallow Blairs ville said Hirko was shot by his own gun They said he apparently died instantly of a penetrating shotgun wound of the abdomen Released After Quiz HAVANA Cuba AP Armed Cuban rebels fired to day on the Havana Post juilding and temporarily de ained three Associated Press covering the citys post convulsion The three vere released after questiori Larry Allen roving AP correspondent George Kaufr man Havana AP Bureau chief and Harold Valentine AP photographer from Miami were taken to a police station jut were freed 30 minutes ater Rebels carrying machineguns rifles and other weapons opened ire oh the Post building Several bullets smashed through the win dows and into the walls of the Post editorial office adjoining the AP headquarters on the second Post is an English anguage newspaper Allen and Kaufman were work ing the AP office tine was in the photo The front door of the building was smashed in and six rebels pounded up the stairs and leveled rifles at the AP men They es corted them into the Post com posing room where they claimec See 2 Col 3 GETTYSBURG Pa has told Russian and ruled death as left his Palroeitown home toliunt The second repayment will be in settlement of a Justice Depart ment claim for Asst Atty Gen George Coch tanDoub who handled said the settlement professed desire for prejudice to anything further tbejpeace should be applied to their by early evening his family noti contract renegotiation board niayjhandling of the Berlin crisis fled the fire company and police decide to do about the GM He made a pointed n anarid a search was launched hS thCiexchange of NewYears greetings Hirko was found dead at reJf port by the comptroller generals President ofice that tlie case involved posmentl E Voroshilov NewlyWeds POLICE shows Havana policeman firing on rebel partisans who were part of Tnob which looted and wrecked gambling casino in downtown Hotel Palza AP Wirephoto Kittanning Ar Their message delivered to Ei fraud He said refunds were 411C UCUVCJBU iu ised solely on the difference besenhowers farm home near here tween estimated and actual hope that 1959 would US Utilities JFirm spacing Cuban Rule jsee an end of the dan jgers of a newworld Eisenhower a foot ball game on television when the search was resumed Authorities said Hirko may have cablegram saying he shared tlie Russians hopes He agreed that genuine efforts might well be fruitful He went on to say As of this moment it seems to us critically important to apply the sentiments HAVANA AP Rebel leader platform calls for the nationalize tion of American utilities and sugar estates in Cuba The bearded guerrilla chieftain published his program in toward the while in exile in Mexico It called p He referred to the Russians1 an Berlin situation In this connection I cannot fail to recall your gov for 1 Nationalisation of fi nanced and operated utilities in uba and division of American sugar estates among Cuban peasants 2 Confiscation of all properties acquired through corrupt govern 3 Distribution of 30 per cent of all industrial and utility enter prises to Cuban workers 4 A public housing and rural electrification program 5 Liberation of Cuba from the egotistical interests of half a 6 A speed up of industrialization and increased social security Castro never doubted he would win the victory over strongman Fulgencio Batista Now 32 the husky 6foot 2inch leader is a professional rebel who has bed in revolt most of his life He has been involved in revo lutionary movements in the linican Republic where Batista refuge and in Colombia In 1947 he joined an expedition to the Dominican Republic aimed at overthrowing the dictatorship of Generalissimo Rafael Trujillo It was a failure and Castro es caped by sea In 1948 Castro appeared in Co lombia before the ninth nounced intention to make Berlin a free city which would mean Western withdrawal from a key city that in this countrys view would then inevitably come under Communist rule Eisenhower said tlie Russians moves to take over Berlin are not in accord with your expressed aspirations and hopes for peaceful Then Eisenhower reiterated the stand taken by the United States Britain and France in formal notes delivered only Wednesday to the Kremlin Those notes reject ing Russias demand that they agree within six months to leave Berlin suggested a general con ference on Germa nproblems Dance Friday night Hotel Hom er Music by Johnny Douglas tripped over bushes while shooting at a rabbit Both barrels from his doublebarreled shotgun were dis charged although only one shot struck the hunter investigation of the mishap was conducted by State Trooper Tho jnias Hudoqk County Detective Roy Schrecengost and Deputy Coroner Hallow Time of death was fixed at p m Born March 24 3933 he was a son of George and Helen Urban Hirko A veteran of service with the Navy during the Korean conflict he was amember of St See 2 CoL 4 Volunteers Battle Fire InSeward BULLETIN SEWARD Firemen from Se ward and Armagh responded to an alarm about this after noon to the Curt Wagner resi dence near the Seward school Early reports indicated damag es will be extensive One early report indicated smoke and flames were visi ble for some distance Firemen called for additional help after arriving on the scene They were still battling the flames at 3 oclock today Cause of the blaze was not immediately known i i Auto Crash MCCONNELLSBURG Pa AP bride was killedThursday and her colllege instructor husband se riously injured when their sports car skidded and smashed into a truck Mrs Lou Anne Johnson 30 was killed almost instantly when she lost control of the car on icy pave ment on the Pennsylvania Turn pike crossed the dividing strip and collided with the truck Her husband Welborne Johnson 32 a graduate student and part time instructor at tlie University of Wisconsin was listed in fair condition at a hospital here The married Christ mas Eve and was returning to Madison from an overseas honeymoon The accident occurred about seven miles west of theBlue Mountain Tunnel after freezing rain and sleet had left the super highway slick Lester C Snyder 33 New Trip oli Lehigh County driver of the truck was not injured elderly Armstrong County Home resident vwas killed instantly last evening when he was struck by an auto while walking along Route 85 about two miles east of here Victim of the traffic accident has been identified as Edward B Brown 79 of Kittanning R D 5 Police of the Kittanning substation said Brown was killed outright when he was struck by an automobile operated by Robert William Schrecengost 21 of Rural Report Danfiage By Guns Here Indiana Borough Superintendent of Police Howard Sanford remind ed youngsters in Indiana today that there is a borough ordinance against the firing of BB guns and sling shots within the borough He reports that at least six lights have been broken in the lasl few days at the 1STC campus and warns that such weapons should not be shot in the borough Ice Rink Open There will be ice skating thii afternoon and evening at Mack Community Center Urrutia President HAVANA Cuba AP Fidel Castro triumphantly proclaimed former Judge Manuel Urrutia temporary president of Cuba today and ent the vanguard of his bearded guerrilla rolling into All Cuba appeared within the grasp of the 32yearold rebel leader whose relentless pressure sent President Ful gencio Batista and his civilian and military chiefs fleeing into exile Thursday Even before the first truckloads of rebel guerrillas sped into the men of Castro were in undisputed control of the bedrag gled capital stui tense after a day rioting The army and the police were taking orders from Castros ers already installed at Camp Co lumbia in a Havana suburb Young partisans roamed the streets firing wildly herding off suspected enemies to jail at gun point and smashing into buildings I looking for weapons or Batista supporters Three Associated Press men1 were taken from their office in the Havana Post building at gun point marched to a police questioned and then released They were roving AP correspondent Julie Jean Holt Little Miss 59 First arrival of the new year at the Indiana Hospital was a daughter born to Mr and Mrs Harojd Holt 391 Elm In diana Little Miss 1959 for Indiana county weighed in at six 12 ounces yesterday at 9 28 Named Julie Jean the new ar rival is the second child for the Holts A boy Edward was born Aug 171957 The father is a student at diana State Teachers College where he is a junior in the Secondary Education Dept maj oring in social studies The mother is the former Margaret Yonushonis of Indi ana Dr R G Ellis was the at tending physician Cleaner Cleaned PITTSBURGH AP A thief literally cleaned Shefflers tailor shop at 2017 Center Ave today He obtained 77 new suits 50 pairs of trousers and 19 coats valued at Present Rote Would Top 195657 Record See Record Holiday Death Toll HOLIDAY DEATHS By The Associated Press fovtr an hour If the pace Valley Police said Schrecengosts car was eastbound and Brown was walking west on 85 at the time of the mishap Investigating officers offered the opinion that Brown apparent ly staggered front of the car and was Extent of fatal injuries to Brown was not listed The victim was taken to Snyder Funeral Home Cowansville Damages to the Schrecengost car were estimated at Police fixed the time of the accident at 1Fast Time11 Bill In Legislatuf e HARRISBURG caused by different dates to start and end Daylight Saving Time in Pennsylvania communities may be ooived by the 1959 session ofthe General Assembly Sen George N Wade RCum berland said Thursday he would introduce a bill to set the daylight time period from the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in Oc tober He said tlie bill would not re quire communities to observe Day light Saving Time but would make the period uniform for tlie observ ance Nearly all the communities go on the socalled fast time in April but about 15 per cent go back to standard time at the em of September instead of October tional Conference of American States protesting what he termed the nonLatin influence in Latin jpftierjca He joined with a group of Colombian rebels and was tured He gained his freedom re portedly largely through tne influ tinues throughout the period the record of 409 deaths set in tlie fourday New Years week end of Fires 38 Total 214 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic deaths across the coun ence of the delegate to the try over the fourday New Years conference Gen George C Mar holiday were occurring today at a rate which could exceed the rec ord for a similar New Years week More than 40 after the shall On July led bloody but unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in Santiago 4e Cuba capital of Oriente province tlie eastern end of Cuba I 2 CoL f I accidents was slightly more than speeddown and be doubly care would be topped Traffic deaths last year esti mated at by the council averaged about 101 a day But the slaughter on the highways since the start of the New Year holiday count at 6 local rime Wednesday topped thex daily traf fic toll in 1958 The count con tinues until midnight Sunday The weather is bad and five mis tfceoiweil toll is proceeding at an alarming of the 102hour holiday perate We appeal to every driver riod death rate from high way to realize that he must Ivojfl his That was the highest total on record for a oneday observance of the New Year holiday The Associated Press for com parative purposes made a survey during a nonholiday period and counted 341 traffic deaths 106 killed in fires and 105 fatally in jured in miscellaneous accidents The period covered 102 hours from tions added to the traffic hazards 6 Wednesday Dec 10 to mid Snow sleet and rain in many sections of the country added to the normal heavy holiday travel Thursday and deaths took a sharp upturn after a comparatively safe start Treacherous driving condi tions were reported ia many areas especially in tlie Midwest and East Local blizzard condi Meningitis Kills HillsdaleStudeht HILLSDALE A 17yearold Purchase Line School studen died at a m Jan 1 p Spinal in Memorial Arthur Leroy See Rayburn StampingOut lules Revolt WASHINGTON Series f huddles centering around House ipeaker Sanv Rayburn DTex expected today to stamp out a budding revolt against the pow er of the House Rules Committee The revolt is led by a sizable rpup of selfstyled liberals The lules Committee now is domi nated by a coalition of Republi cans and Southern Democrats The liberals to limit the committees power to bottle up egislation They would do this ei ther by a change in House rules the addition of a liberal Democrat to the committee now composed of eight Democrats and four Republicans Rayburn returned late Thursday from His Texas ranch where he las been vacationing since Con fess adjourned last summer He wouldnt comment on the rules proposals but there were clear signs he would oppose them He apparently was quietly sizing up the situation and lining up his forces for a showdown at the Democratic caucus next Tuesday morning Leaders of the liberal group re See 2 Col 2 Inside The Gazette BOWL WINNERS LSU and Iowa woo the majof bowl games yesterday This and other sports on page 12 JUNGLE The popularity of jungle jingles is the subject of Blossats col umn today oo page 6 v t As tiie Castro forces Cubas tvarweary vpeople had tpro provisional Neither occupied the chair edby dictator Batista who fled the darkness of New Year in morning Thursday The streets of Havana were tense and alive with expectation The triumphant Castro partisans who had seemed to emerge armed from nowhere Thursday to take over control of the capital kept a tight lid on the situation to pre vent pentup public emotion from creating a chaotic Youthful bearded today proclaimed exJudge Nuel Urrutia of Oriente Province as provisional president of the re public with bis temporary ment in Castros native Santiago de Cuba Castro tends momentarily to move government to In this capital sits the last tige of a shell of government named by the junta which Batjfsja left behind when he fled the coua try early New Years Day But the government had no control over either the army or the rf who now get their orders rebel leaders installed at Columbia in a Hayana suburb The Castro troops entering vana were unopposed They led by the Argentine Ernesto Guevara and enfiiegos two of the rebel tains hardfighting field manders A final showdown obv near Castro announced today would not accept wha he a coup detat arranged jy ta Thus he rejects the provisional government which purpflrte to pe headed by Supreme Courjf Carlos Piedra Castro claimed Maf Cantillo who headed the junta by Batista had betrayed See GueriJfcMage Ife Col 4 FBI Debates Arms lift Other Features Mirror 1115 14 W in the high plainsand upper night Dec 14 the same length asmitted to Indiana ad sissippl Valley A council spokesman said if the rate of reported Thursday continued traffic fatalities for the holiday period will excee4 400 the extended holiday weekend In one of the worst New Years pay six members ol a Porte family were killed in the crash of a single engine IBthe oneway New Years plane in a farm neav Pon bratipji last year ISO persons lost tiac 111 They were en route home Dec31 where the illness was diagnosed He was then taken to Johnstowns Memorial noon tjiat day their lives traffic a vacation in California Gazette Private funeral services will be conducted Monday Jan 5 A com plete obituary appears in WEATHER Cloudy windy 904 colder night with mostly cloudy ami cold Sweet Itoge PITTSBURGH grand jury will consider against Daniel Hanna of connection with an alleged plane shipjuent of arms to in Cuba Hanna arrested by FBJE ag Dec W was given a nesday iu Pittsburgh cased of driving a with the arms to a wajUog at the Tajealpa Stuart Sutor of p wg heW Of ift   

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