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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - April 18, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania Ait Indiana County Newspaper Every Member of the Fainfcy Reeffrt tor dftotof Mbr honeffower and ymir sense Ve urns 208 Sixteen Indiana Pennsylvania Saturday April County flV Two Sections HERTER Hostages Freed By Guardsmen By JACK ZYGMOND DEER LODGE Mont AP heavily armed Naj tional Guardsmen stormed the Montana State Prison under cover of bazooka ma chinegun and rifle fire early today to smash a rebellion and rescue 16 hostage guards The revolt ended when two convict ringleaders cornered in the prisons northwest tower committed suicide Three other diehard in mates who holed up with their ringleaders surrendered to the helmeted troops who surged into the compound Their surrender marked an end to the furious pitched i Two National Guardsmen were wounded Lt Francis Pulliam of Missoula was shot in the right hip and the right leg His condition was not serious The other guardsman was wounded vbut did not requjre hospitalization Warden FloydPowell said Jerry Myles about 50 and Lee Smart 19 had placed the muzzles of their j rifles to their heads and pulled the triggers Myles was a burglar with niAr T V a long criminal record Smart was JOUND aEAD JuWs convicted of murdering a Colorado REVOLT SUCCEED DULLES salesman They and three treated to the when the guardsmen made their spectacular assault at Guardsmen called on them to surrender Three convicts came out with their hands up The tJoops again called on Myles and Swart to surrender When theyj I dent of the Chamber of j Commerce was found dead yes had rer terday in a Duluth hotel room At one time Barnes was one of the nations leading in dustrialists He made and lost serveral fortunes Death was be lieved to have been caused by a ruptured aorta AP Wirephoto Recounts Prisoner Uprising Editors Note William C Benson is a colonel in the Montana National Guard a sergeant in the Montana Highway Patrol and former acting warden of the Montana prison The following is his story as told to the Associated By WILLIAM C BENSON DEER LODGE Mont AP is a step by step ac count as nearly as I can re construct it of how we broke the uprising We organized into teams night before last Thursday We set the teams up to go an On Bridge At Freeport HARRISBURG State inside the walls There were about seven teams of rifle men two teams of firefight ers and the medics We organized over in the Powell County High School gymnasium Early this morning we moved down toward the prison and went through the maingate IntOltbeiiriisiting office and across and into the wom ans quarters We went through the outer gate to get into position inside Meanwhile Col Richard Ken DULLES SUCCESSOR President Dwight D Eisen hower today named Christian A Herter shown above in recent photos as the new Secretary of State to succeed John Foster Dulles The 64yearold former Massachusetts governor nad assumed Dulles duties during letters Illnessas acting secretary of state He has powerful support in the Congress Dalai Lama In eooka shot at the tower The bodies of the two holdout convicts were found when the guardsmen moved into the smok ing ruins The troops poured a withering barrage of fire into the cellblocks the convicts centered their resistance earlier There was a HighwaysT oVptT start we rushed to the entrance jcountry were sown as far backas 1955 of return fire which construction late this summer of of Cellhouse 1 That big oak doorj The Dalai Lama issued a statement denouncing the quickly ended a new bridge to replace a locked tight Five rounds Floodlights came on The 36damaged span at Freeport hour rebellion was over In its wake the prisons deputy warden was dead He was shot to1 By HENRY BBADSHER TEZPUR India Dalai Lama today accused Chinese Communists of destroying Tibetan monasteries dall of Deer Lodge had made rakilling lamas and sending monks into labor gangs dio contact with the bazooka men The fugitive 23yearold godking disclosed that the As soon as we heard the first seeds of the revolt that spread over the little Himalayan See 5 Col 1 Apologizes To Newsmen At Prison DEER LODGE Mont AP Warden Floyd Powell apologized cost considerably more money Secreta Park H M u jd Three teams of riflemen and Friday tnayt started of went in designing the new structure HeAnother team of went to estimated that construction will the block tower room Red Chinas Premier Chou lai was still insisting today that j WO I i take several years The depart Those inside Cellhouse 1 had no the youth revered as the living ment is erecting a temporary Wfly of knowing exactly where we span for use until the new one iswere at tnat time He pinned completed Martin added He said the department and the Public Roads Bureau reject ed a proposal to build the new bridge at Dock Hollow near Schen ley on the grounds that this would to newsmen late Friday for what he termed their shabby treatment in covering the Montana State Prison riot The 46yearold warden made the apology at the second news conference at which he presided I realize you have been pretty shabbily he said Im sorry youve been shoved around but itwas for security Newsmen were moved from the prisons administration building by armed National Guardsmen Fri day afternoon They were forced one block away from the old ray prison walls Occasionally individual newsmen or groups of reporters would return to the ad ministration building to seek infor mation Then they forced back to their original waiting place The warden presided at a news conference which he said would be followed by hourly briefings When the appointed time neared for the second meeting Don Ons Jow chief warrant officer for the National Guard told them the con ference had been cancelled When hours later Powell fin ally summoned the newsmen again he explained that specta tors were infiltrating the news mens ranks intending to get nearer the scene He appointed J L Hoffman deputy registrar of motor vehicles his press secretary during the emergency He said all statements in conditions inside the prison will be released by Hoffman at news conferences Press headquarters was set up Jin the administration building across Highway 10S from the prison Newsmen were allowed to I remain at the building following I Powells second news conference and would not Serve the Schenley distillery area without the addition ot a second bridge down at that time because min See 2 2 Cons Indicted For Smuggling PITTSBURGH AP An Alle gheny County grand jury has in Buddha had been kidnaped by Tibetan rebels He expressed hope he would return to his capital in Lhasa Breaking traditional silence the Dalai Lama charged in a word statement that the Chinese Communists had broken their 1951 promise to respect Tibetan Auton omy See 2 Col 2 I dieted two prisoners and a parolee The Dock Hollow site they smuggling narcotics into WestOnPn offered no advantages over theiern State Penitentiary MUI PvYVUy selected site in the matter of Indicted Friday were prisoners area PITTSBURGH The down C of the Virgil Toney and Clayton A section of the PennLincoln The site agreed upon was select ed after considering the element hune and parolee John Albert Carraher Garrett J Miller Jr and John of cost the effect upon the econoi Charles Helffrich former guards June 19 Parkway and the Fort Pitt Bridge carrying the Parkway across the Monongahela River will open mic growth in the area and the charged with conveying and fur best service to the travelling pubnishing the drugs to prisoners Martin said Thebridge and highway section will complete a 10mile stretch of waived grand jury action They the expressway that runs from the Youths Held For Burglary ISELIN Two Iselin youths are being held for court action in the Indiana County Jail for breaking into the equipment house at the Green Valley Fishing Lake near Mclntyre State Joseph Hickey apprehended Kenneth Ray Turnbull 19 and Edward James Vargo 18 yesterday and had them appear before a justice of the peace for a hearing It is reported the incident occur red Apr 16 The youths took fish ing equipment valued at about according to the State Police from the Indiana Substation In default of bond the two Iselin Dance tonite Sat state said they wouldtestify for the citys business section to Route 22 men were confined to the county in Churchill Borough on a burglary charge Prevents Intelligent Decisions By Military Info Suppression Rapped By Nations Editors Dauce Sat 18th In liana Music by the Blair Combo 208xB WASHINGTON AP A com mittee of the American Society of Newspaper Editors charges that suppression of military informa tion is preventing the American people from making intelligent de cisions on national defense The report of the societys Free dom of Information Committee was slated to be made by its chairman Herbert Brucker editor of the Hartford Conn Courant The ASNE closes its annual con vention here tonight with a ban quet at which Vice President Richard M Nixon will speak In the freedom of information report prepared for delivery to the convention Brucker criticized con gressional committees for closing a high percentage of their spending has been cut to ings to the press He also deplored balance the budget or whether it is what he described as a simitruly adequate to protect the coun in the executive can be justified lar tendency branch The practice to a degree in the executive agen cies especially in defense mat Brucker said but it is car ried so far that it must constantly m l t be At this moment he said the American people have insufficient information to make intelligent de bearing on national secu cisions rity Not only is the public judgment obscured on such questions as the status of Americas missile pro gram Brucker said but also on the crucial issue of whether de try The citizens are obliged to depend on the ten political rivals he said Brucker also challenged the broadened interpretation of the equal time principle adopted by the Federal Communications Com mission The ruling obliges radio aud television stations which ive time to a political candidate to match this with equal time for his opponent The technicians seem to be making more and more wave lengths available for broadcasting so that less and less control should be Brucker said But the FCC instead is reaching out for more The editor said it was a hope ful sign that the American Bar Assn now is reviewing its Canon rule against the taking of photographs in court rooms The ABA last summer created a committee to check the experience of judges and lawyers in courts where cameras were permitted The ABA is properly sensitive lest the right offair trial be prej Brucker commented In our experience however the only thing which has been denied fair trial is the camera in the court room It is a hopeful sign that the bar association now is looking for the facts in the Cancer Crusade In County Tomorrow P M Tomorrow is Cancer Crusade Sunday Indiana County Cancer Crusade chairman Joseph Mack urged residents in many parts of the county to receive the Crusade volunteers tomorrow listen to to their story about the war against cancer and make a con tribution so research can con tinue against this dread disease Many areas of the county have engaged in the Cancer Crusade for several days Mr Mack added while others will begin during the last week of April Tomorrows activity will cen ter in Indiana Borough and White Township Workers in these areas will deposit their money with of ficials In the Indiana Theater lobby between 2 and 5 to morrow V Fight Cancer With a Checkup and a Check Dog Shelter Has Animal Overflow11 The newly completed Indiana County Animal Shelter located on Indiana RD 1 is over flowing with the best selection of dogs andpups its ever This new installation for the care of ddgs picked up by law enforce ment officials located a mile south of Indiana on Route 80 has a fine selection of dogs that district resi dents can have for a fee of only two dollars According to law dogs must be disposed of after an initial period of confinement Operators of the shelter are anxious that the various dogs they have can find homes in order that other dogs may be processed through the shel ter in the future Persons interested in owning a collie bull dog or almost any v riety of dog or pup should visit the animal shelter now Anyone desiring further information call HO 57354 Held For Court ERIE Pa Mona han formerly purchasing agent of the Erie police department was held for court Friday on charges of buying worth of radio aud electronic equipment for his owu use and charging it to the city Monahan resigned bis job after 19 j years of service Confirmation Seen Quickly For Herter WASHINGTON Senate nomination of Christian to be secre tary of state was assured today as senators generally praised his selection Chairman J Willjam Fulbright of the Foreign Relations Committee called a committee meeting for Tuesday to consider the nomination Fulbright acted without await ing the formal notification of Congress by the White House probably Monday that Herter has been chosen can cerstricken John Foster Dulles I hope will confirm this appointment quickly and settle the matter once and for said Mike Mansfield as sistant Democratic leader and a member of the Senate Forejgn Re lationsCommittee I think he is an excellent ap pointment and will carry out his responsibilities with candor and Mansfield said Herter has had strong packing in Congressfor the appointment His selection to succeed the ailing John FosterDulles had been ex pected for several weeks Sen Leverett Saltpnstall R a longtimefriend and po litical associate of Herter who is a formergovernor of Massachu setts said Herter has tfie plete confidence of the President and the Congress I know he will make an effec tive leader of the State Depart Sen George D Aiken a member of the Foreign Rela tions Committee which normally must act first on the nomination said Herters selection is the logi cal one since he had been named to head the delegation to the foreign ministers I think he will perform the job Aiken said Sen Alexander Wiley of Wiscon sin top Republican member of the Foreign Relations Committee said Herter will provide the nation with an astute well qualified standard bearer of our foreign President Announces Selection AUGUSTA Ga AP Christian A Herter today was named by President Eis enhower to be the new secre tary of state The President personally announced his choice with Herter undersecretary since 1957 standing at his side at a news conference Herter is being elevated to the Cabinet to succeed cancer stricken John Foster Dulles who resigned last Wednesday The President announced his in tention to send Herters nomina tion to the Senate next week Swift confirmation has been pre dicted Herter was asked whether he plans any change in foreign policy He replied with a smile he does not want to get into that mat ter until he has been confirmed The new secretary 64 also clined to speculate on who will succeed him as undersecretary He added however that he be lieves it is a reasonable assump tion that the same team will carry on Herter formally announced that at Eisenhowers personal request put to him last Monday he had See 2 Col I Castro Calls Off Tour Of Shrines WASHINGTON AP Cuban leader Fidel Castro today called off a tour of historic Wash ington His press secretory said he had some other matters to at tend to The tour might be made Sun day It appeared to be a day for re laxation for the bearded Cuban Premier after a grueling session with the American Newspaper Editors Society of Friday at which he outlined his countrys needs One of his major goals he told the editors is to ward oft com munism by wiping out poverty and hunger Speaking at length on Cuban economic problems he said his country needs a just treaty of commerce with the United States to get money for building factories and reforming agriculture He also appealed for American tourist trade With his usual flair for flam boyance Castro appeared before a packed meeting of editors and guests in his standard attire greenish fatigue uniform shirt open at the neck He stuck gamely to English through his talk in which he said 1 His government is oot Com munist But he did not give a di rect answer when asked if Cuba See 2 Col 3 Dance tonite Club Savoy Music by The Rockets 208x Dance tonite Sat tfx Store FursCall HO 55281 232x I aside The Gazette 1JHS SPORTS A rundown on the Indiana Joint High School track and baseball teams appears on todays spurts pages 10 and U LIGHTER SIDE OF THE NEWS Jerry Bennett is back on the beat with his lighter iida ot tot news from the nations capital See page 6 Olher Feateres IS 1213 U 3 4 IMJ WEATHER FOJIECAST Tonight cloudy aud mild with thundershowejri Sunday cloudy and cooler with a few showers High 30
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