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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania TiDDY Indiana County Newgpapef That Server Every Member al the Family Irtflflttort meatia Its tougher to stake living thaitit is to make City EDITION 141 Twenty Cages Pehnsytvaftitf Friday January 30 Two Sections Sevan Cantt ABOARD Nursing Home Blaze Claims One Traps 10 THE MAESTBO AND HIS Davis guest director for the Western AllState Bandi gives instructions to two of the more than 206 musicians who will participate in concerts tonight and tomorrow evening at Blairsville High School They are Dave and Ralph Cribbs Blairsville Mr Davis is a member of the music department faculty at Indiana State Teachers College Gazette photo by Sipos Blairsville Hosts 200 AllState Musicians Converted House Hit In Illinois BULLETIN GLEN ELLYN 111 One patient was killed and 10 thers were believed killed or irapped in a fire in a nursing lome today First reports said those Tapped were pinned Under wreckage of a collapsed roof at the Glen Ellyn Acres Nursi ng Hohie Glen a suburb about 30 miles west of Chicago Twentysix persons were report ed in the home at the timejpf the ire A volunteer fireman Donald Stoffregen 45 was reported to have collapsed and died at the scene The injured were being taken to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in a nearby suburb Doctors said the first ones brought in were not se riously injured The building was a converted mansion three stories high with a tower that has been known in the neighborhood as the It is more than half a century old with a stucco exterior arid Wjod panejed interior Firemen they did know how many of the 26 persons in the home were patients and how many were on the staff Dr Samuel K Lewis Du Page County coroner said a deputy told him the patients were trappejl on the second floor of the GlenJjSllyn Acres Nursing home in Glen El lyn a suburb west of Chicago See 2 Col 2 SIGN NEW McCREARY of management and labor at the McCreary Tire and Rubber Go look over the contract signed today providing increased wages and fringe benefits for the workers at the local plant Lef to right they are Harry Mock local union presi dent international representative Don Twigg member ol the negotiations com mittee of the executi Iceberg Struck In Atlantic BULLETIN NEW AP A Danish ship with 90 passen gers and crew aboard struck an iceberg off Greenland to day The vessel radioed a distress signal saying the en gine room was flooding The ship was identified as the Hans Hedtoff a 288foot vessel The radio message said it had hit an iceberg 470 miles southV southwest of Cape Farewell on the southern tip of Greenland This is an area bordering the Atlantic known as the Labrador Sea The Coast Guard dispatched its cutter Campbell from an ocean weather station about 250 miles away to aid the stricken ship k There was no immediate infor mation as to how many men were aboard the vessel or what type of ship it is The location given is about ITS mijies east of the nearest land the ruggedi Newfoundland coast Frank Lucas Found Dead ThisMorning LOVEJOY Frank A Lucas 83 Lovejoy was found dead at the wheel of his car this morning at It is reported the deceased was on a side road in Lovejoy on his way for drinking water when the car reportedly stuck Mr Lucas apparently got out of his car to examine what was holding the car and upon return ing to the drivers seat collapsed over the wheel of the car He placed his car hi gear and backed a ditch before being stricken Russell Gardner Indiana County Coroner is reportedly continuing his investigation Mr Lucas is survived by his wife Edna Lucas and a son and daughter both living cfulofstate The body was taken to the Mc Cracken Funeral Home in Cherry Tree BLAIRSVILLE More than 200 musicians from the western half of Pennsylvania will blend their talents tonight in the annual and colorful AllState Band Festival at Blairs ville Joint High School auditorium Tonights concert will be followed by another perform ance tomorrow evening in the local school Director of the mammoth musical event i s Charles Davis a member of the music department faculty at Indiana State Teachers C ollege Preparations for the two main concerts got underway yesterday with intensive rehearsals A matinee performance was pre Armed Truant To Boys School ELDERS RIDGE A 16year old youth who threatened two Elders Ridge High School offi cials with a shotgun Wednesday has been ordered to the George Junior Republic Boys School Grove City for an Indefinite period This decision was handed down yesterday at a juvenile hearing before Judge Edwin M Clark and Noble C Murdick juvenile probation officer The teenager threatened two Elders Ridge authorities with a double barrel shotgun at his home because he just didnt like to go to Band Features BROTHERSISTER ACT LIST OF MEMBERS OTHER PHOTOS page 11 page 13 Seven Die In Barge Explosion BULLETIN HELENA Ark AP The boiler of a work barge on the Mis sissippi River exploded today kill ing 7 persons and injuring 3 oth ers a store operator near the scene reported The explosion occurred at Old Landing in a remote area 18 miles south of here and about 85 miles south Memphis Term Ben McGrew store operator at the landing said the boiler explod ed about noon when workers were loading logson the barge owned by the Choctaw Transportation Co of Greenville Miss Two survivors were brought to Helena Mrs M G Weeks wife of the barge owner and Creola Hudson a Negro cook Sheriffs deputies at the scene called for six ambulances k A Strip Mine Mishap Kit Is AreaiMiner sented for the student body and fa culty of Blairsville High this after noon Concerts tonight and tomorrow evening will begin at 8 oclock for visiting parents of State Band See 2 Col 1 jJomes Levine Reported Fair James S Levine 48 275 North Third is listed as to day in the Indiana Hospital Mr Levine an owner of Star Furniture was admitted to the local hospital yesterday suffering from a heart attack GLEN CAMPBELL A 38year old Barnesboro man died last evening in Miners Spang ler of injuries received in a strip mining accident near Gipsy earlier in the day Fatally injured in the mishap was Henry Frantz an employe of Weakland Brothers Excavators of Germantowri Death was attributed to multiple fractures of the skull and brain damage Joseph Govekar Cambria Coun ty coroner said Frantz was oper ating a bulldozer at the mine own ed by Maryland Trojan Coal Co and closed since 1954 when he ap parently was struck on the head by a falling object Joseph Labant supervisor at the site said Frarttz was just ap proaching the job on the bulldozer when there was a cracking sound Two spectators called Labants at tention to the fact that Frantz was dropping over the dozer and bleed ing profusely Frantz was carried almost a mile to an ambulance Authorities are not struck Frantz but believe it may havebeen a tree limb Weakland it has been re ported is in the process of rerout ing a small creek which had brok en into the mine several years ago Frantz is survived by his wife Grace and four children He was a veteran of World War II and had been employed by the Weak land firm for almost two years I ncreased Wage Pact For AAcCreary Union The McCreary Tire and Rubber and District 50 United Mine Workers pf America Local 13266 today signed a twoyear agreement which concludes almost four weeks of nortii of c plane T Clashes Plundering AntiGuatemala Hostility Grows In Mexico Trucks Hit At Corner Two trucks collided in the in tersection of Fifth and Chestnu Streets at today caus jing an estimated damage of i Police Sergeant Edgar Sullinge egotiations This new contract company officials point but was nade possible only because the company had experienced tie best year in its 43 year history in spite of the downward urn of the general economy last year The contract signed today pro vides for a general wage increase both this year and next as well as additional fringe benefits amounting to an average of ap proximately 15 cents per man hour kindergarten Pupil Struck By Car Here Barbara Jean Jenkins 5 daugh er of Mrs Phyllis Jenkins rear of 49 North Seventh was admit ed to the Indiana Hospital this afternoon with injuries suffered when she was struck by a car near the Thaddeus Stevens School at the ntersection of Tenth St and Oak and Ave Her condition is listed as The kindergarten pupil was re portedly going to school when she was injured by a car operated by James Neff 17 1100 Grant St She received injuries to her head a fractuie of the shoulder and abrasions and contusions o the body She was admitted to the hospita at this afternoon According to Patrolman Claude Davis the girl ran into the sinter section as Neff was going through the intersection on a green light The incident occurred at All Dresses 50c to Gearharts 141 over the twoyear period This is the largest increase ever provided for in a single contract n the 12 years during vfhich the employes have been represented by District 50 This will mean that approximately will be added to the paychecks of the Mc Creary employes during the per iod most of which will be spent locally thus adding to the general prosperity of the whole commun ity It is especially significant that See 2 Col 1 oiinfyBar v Renovation Members of the Cfojinty Bar Association have expressed the opinion that the plans for tha renovation of the Indiana County Courthouse should be carried put as they were driginaUy drawn up by the Indiana County Commis sioners In a resolution presented to At torney Tomb a member of the Indiana County Planning Com mission the county attorneys ex pressed the opinidn1 that the pres ent courthouse building would ad equately serve the county if re modeled according to the plans on file with the commission Let Contract For Freeway HARR1SBURG State Highways Department today awarded a contract for construction of miles of the Cumberland Valley Freeway in Franklin County to Wright Con tracting Odenton It calls for construction of the roadway from the MarylandPenn sylvania state line into Pennsylva nia and four bridges ramps and two toVnship and service roads ers The attorneys do not favor construction of a new courthouse building at another location The planning commission of which Attorney Tomb is a menv ber was formed by the County Commissioners after ejctions were raised to the renova tion of the present courthouse building The planning commission ak though not fully Organized as yet is charged with advising the Coim ty Commissioners concerning ths expansion of ccfunry facilities whether by renovation or new construction ito w a r d neighboring Guatemala j mounted in Mexico today fired by with Guatemala last By JACK rtUTLEDGE I demonstrate support for President spontaneous demonstration on the A Guatemalan announcement MEXICO CITY Adolfo Lopez Mateos i Guatemalan side of the Suchiate charging the raid on Santa Ana j Lopez Mateos Rjyer had gQt Qf the stop signand collided with a gasoline truck go east on Chestnut operated Bennett 230 North Sixth Hva report that Guatemalan demonweek after YdirjThursday II resulted in destrucnalurai and peaceful living had destroyed a border goras Fuentes had rejected a Mex1 tion of the bridge linking Ayulla gether through a series of bridge and Guatemalan planes had flown over a Mexican city in the southern area Guatemalan police In turn charged that 20 armed Mexicans had crossed the bolder Thursday the village lean protest against the strafing of Mexican fishing boats Three fishermen were killed Guatemala claimedthey were trespassing Several thousand residents held a meeting to back Lope Mateos Guatemala with Ciudad Hidalgo Mexico the reports said Tapachula also reported that a squadron of Guatemalan air force planes had flown overhead several times Thursday has to violence against defenseless j j No previous acts of Mexican violence in the dispute had been reported The dispute begaa in late De cember with Guatemala com St Damage to the pickup truck was estimated at and to the gasoline truck Police said Frick will be charg ed with failure to yield the right United Nations and two interplaining that US and Mexican io sad plundered the village night Acapulco a Ana major fishing port as well as re Mexicos government Party of sort on the west coast American organizations that Mexboats were fishing illegally pramiiy Night at Handy Andys Revolutionary Institutions called Reports from Tapachula ico is concentrating troops in the Guatemalan Pacific waters Presgat gve g JQ p m Everyone on half a million persons to aslargest Mexican city on the 500 coastal border area threatening ident Ydigoras Fuentes warned invited 141s semble In Mexico City Sunday bemile border and military head the security of this that bandits and pirates would Inside The Gazette BOYLE Tlx salary given to many movie stars is the topic Hal Boyles Column today on tditorial page t COLLEGE The college defeated Slippery Rock last night tor their straight league victory See sports page 14 Other Features Uwp Smtnctt Miner Cbureb ObJtufiM Reds Slice Armed Forces By LONDON Soviet ion announced tonight its armed forces have been cut by another men A Moscow broadcast said the new reduction was completed Jaju jl according to plan Tass the Soviet news agency said jwas made largely by disbanding military units and establishmeius I in Soviet territory The Soviet Unioti also puJUid buck mure than men from j East Germany and more thun 000 men from Hungary aud banded their units Moscow moves were announced last yeaf Washington has estimated viet millioo fore the Presidential Palace to quarters lor the district said a be All Dresses 50c to Gearharts i WEATHEB Snow flurries with some squalls in the north and colder and Saturday with variable cloudiness and diminishing winds Lmv tonight IS lo Ii5 20s Night All Or Sftc
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