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   Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania                                Sirvw Every Member of the Family A Stay Of Execution Dgve Hopes So 9 LINCOLN Neb AP Charles Starkweather 20 slayer of 11 won atwo weeks stay of execution today a little more than an htnir befbre he was to go to the electric chair Chief tJ S Dist Judge Richard Robinson of Omaha stayed the execution until June 4 said that would ive Starkweather time to ippeala District Court de nial of a writ of habeas corpus Starkweather was scheduled for execution about 6 for one of the slayings during a murder rampage 16 months ago The stubby fedhaired youth admitted knife killings Official witnesses and newsmen were already gathering in a pre thunderstorm when the act ng state penitentiary warden John Gfeenholtz notified them the execution had been stayed Protestant Robert Klein had relayed the a possible Stay to Starkweather Half an hbttr later Starkweather learned tite reprieve actually had been granted He was pretty said GreenhoUz He was all prepared the execution was called 1 off Starkweather had spent a nervous night drinking a good bit of coffee the warden said At the Womens State Reforma tory in York where Caril Fugate Starkweathers murder tour coiti panion is serving a life sentence Supt Hattie Bowley said the girl had not been told of the stay of execution and probably Wont of it from reformatory offi WINS STAY OF EXECUTION Charles Starkweather 19 today was granted a twoweek stay of execution by a United States dis trict court judge just a few hours before he was slated to die in the Nebraska State Penitentiary electric chair for a killing ram page 16 moritHs ago in which 11 persons were What Caril has case in the past 113s1 US Living Costs Hit New Peak WASHINGTON costs rose in April climbing back to the record high reached in July and November of Jast year government Jndexiwent up her attorneys Mrs Bowfey said The llth hour Starkweather from death was con ducted by his Guy The elder Starkweather firs phoned Judge K Card ner of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in Huron y Gardnerreferred Stark eather to Judge Robinson who was routed from bed at Robinson called Dist Judg Robert Van Pelt in Lincoln Van Pelt was the judge who rejectet the habeas corpus application Judge Robinson observed tha Starkweather had been withou help of ah attorney in seeding the See U S Page 4 Col 2 Blaze Guts Bedroom DIXONVILLE Fire reportedly started by children playing with matches yesterday gutted a bed fepom of the Clifford Banks home Tear Dixonville Clymer Volunteer Fireman called to the tfcene at were able to bring th flames un der control and prevent further damage They used water from booster tanks in their effort to avert total destruction of the prop erty Fire Chief Bruce Phillips said e blaze started when children lit several matches He said damages will amount to about and will include the loss of bedroom furni ture and a quantity of clothing An appeal has bten made to the American Red Cross and Salva tion Army for emergency assist snce The structure frame house is a twostpry fortunes Of War Really Fickle BAYONNE JU AP The fortunes of war are fickle The escort carrier Guadalcanal was towed a few miles upstream Thursday from the naval base here to be scrapped She is listed Jntfavy records as thapjily Amer veasfl to capture an enemy submarine on the high seas during World War II The submarine she German Ubwt has been pre served as a museum attraction in Chicago Elks wai meet at the Club pyeniog to wir twotenths of one per per cent of base Citizens OK Tax Plan By HERB LINNEN HARRISBURG AP GovrLawrence appears to be relying on a sudden groundswell of public opinion to force assage of his tax program stalled in the politically divided If the groundswell doesnt materialize Lawrence says he isprepared to talk compromise with Republican leaderst Calling himself a political realist the 69yearold chief executive appeared relaxed and confident in discussing his t M J A vwimucut lit UidUUSSing HIS embattled tax proposals and politics at a news cohference Thursday On taxes he said he w6uld con centrate first on a grass roots campaign for support of his rec ord budgetfor the next two years I will continue to try to en lighten vhe said Law rence Ive to keep constant ly advising the people what the See 4 Col 7 Court Plans Qdin Machine Appeal Talks PITTSBURGH State Supreme Court announced today t will hear an appeal from Su perior Court and Fayette County Court decisions that multiple coin machines are gambling de ices Ther appeal probably will be icard at the courts fall session n Pittsburgh Final disposition of the case wil of dollars peak recorded in two months la the total value of 20 million dollars year Announcing Labor Department said that rising state and local taxes helped shove jjp the livingcost leyel Costs of medical care rec reation and personal care items also declined oner tenth of one per centrcontinuihg a ninemonths drop in January The new living cost ac companied a Labor Depart ment report showing the purchas ing power factory worker earn ings also rose to a record level in April The previous record was in December 1956 Spendable earnings of factory pay federal set a record n Factory worker pay average per week for the vorker with three dependents and forthe single worker This reflected both Increased wages and premium rates for extra work hours Spendable of factory iiqw up about 10 per cent over the level last year Most of 1 million workers whose pay rates are geared for a quarterly living cost adjustment on the government index will receive no change in pay be cause the change for the three month period was too small This ncludes nearly a million workers n the auto and auto parts in dustry But about will et a raise based on the new iving cost figures This includes one ent for workers in Westinghouse Electric and one cent for employes of the Caterpillar Tractor Co The onecent raise the nghouse workers restores a one entcut they took in their last See U n UvfagPigp 4j Cpl 3 now are operating in Pennsyl vaniat The state which had considered as a test had ruled thai the multiple coin machines be Out Jawed after the Superior Court de cision However state officials then permitted continued opera tion of the machines until dispos ition of the appeal to the Supreme Court Last March 18 in an unanimous decision written by Judge William Hirt the Superior Court upheld Ja Fayette County decision that the multiplecoin pinball machines were illegal devices Single coin machines are not in inthe case The state seized 41 multiple coin machines on JunV20 in raids at Connellsville and Brownsville Fayette County Judge Eustace Bane subsequently ruled the ma chines are essentially and inher ently gambling and intended to be used for the pur pose of unlawful The case then Was appealed to the Superior Court Judge William Hirt wrote the Superior Courts unanimous decision which last March 18 upheld the Fayette Coun ty court Multiple coin machines are those which accept more than one coin for a single game Players have the option of inserting addi tional coins on any game in order to have a chance to improvethe possibility of winning by register ing a score or specific tions with the balls Rocked By Quake WELLINGTON New Zealand AP A 15second earthquake rocked Wellington tonight causing some damage and plunging a third of the city into Windows were broken chimneys fell and articles were thrown off shelves In Attack Qn corporate inter y George D Aiken RTVt angril accused Secretary of Agricultur Ezra Taft Benson fodayof try ing to put farmers under the thumbs of Aiken who has supported mos of the Benson Eisenhower farm proposals for six years took the Senate floor to denounce a Ben son proposal for financing th vast Rural Electrification Agen cys power and telephone pro grams through a new bank sys tern Under Bensons plan coop eratives Avould operate and ulti mately own the banks Aiken said such a proposal coulc more properly have come from he corporate utilities He added that it would force many fajrmer REA cooperatives to give up the ghost and out to large private utility hold SIMM TflCs m trying to reach som agieemohLon the suspenSJol of to get a Soviet commtffnent pn thniatter Inside The Gazette INDIANS WIN Indiana High wpn their league game yesterday This and other sports on pages 18 and 19 VWm IDSON SAVSm Big bu5wess tells the V S to save money but not theirs See Peter Edsons column on page 9 Other ers I disassociate myself from Aiken said and told the Senate that high interest rates and other policies under Benson lave increased the difficulty of armers Democratic Leader Lyndon B Tohnson of Texas congratulated Aiken and added that he also was shocked the Benson proposal Benson in a speech at Cedar Rapids M Iowa proposed that fi nancing of the REA programs could be handled by an independ ent bank patterned after xthe Farm Credit Administration rath er than by Treasury loans The farm credit system was set up with government aid to help armers obrain credit in depres ion days Farmers are moving oward sole ownership by paying off the capital supplied by the overflment in the beginning i recalled that he voted re against overriding an nhower veto of a bill that would ave taken away the authority of te secretary of agriculture over tEA loans 4 CoJ I Fire Damages PlumviHeMill left Possiblfln PITTSBURGH have voted to strike if necessary to back up de mands in contract negotiations with the Greategt Pittsburgh Milk D Dealers Assn A strike supplies western However then danger of a At a meeti members of shut off milk il dairies in 1 Ivania counties is no immediate ike Thursday t night 205 6f the Vlilk and Salesmen drivers Employes Union authorized their officers to set a strike jlate if they consider t necessary A union spokesman said the vote was to 383 Charles DeRenzo the L o c a 1s secretary treasurer said union negotiators would meet with as sociation representatives today to report rejection of the milk deal ers latest contract proposal He said both sides likely would resumenegotiations next week in an attempt to reach a settlement A1 strike would involve some 000 dairy plant workers and driv ersalesmen in these counties Al egheny Butler Armstrong Indi ana Greene Westmoreland Law rence Beaver Fayette Mercer and Washingtott In Apalachfi Case Memorial Day Flowers Learns slons that betw E Pike American and Soviet scientists ureenhpuse E Pike t Stocking Rainbow Lake Sat morn 237x NEW YORK attended the Apal N gangland conference pleaded innocent today in U S District Court to charges of obstructing justice in con nection with the meeting and were in bail totaling The six were among 27 named in a sealed indictnient May 13 and opened Thursday byJudge Edmund L Palmierei Seven of the defendants pleaded innocent Thursday Other defendants are expected to plead today and next week All the defendants were charged with refusing to divulge the rea sons for theUpstate meetings and three were charged additionally with perjury in lying before a fed eral grand jury regarding the meeting Those arraigned today were Pasquale Turrigiano 53 Endi cott whose bail was set at Ignatius Cannone 34 Endwell Louis A Larasso 33 Linden Frank T Majuri 50 Elizabeth John C Montana 6G Buffalo and An thony P Riela 66 West Orange Federal agents seized 21 of the 27 and are searching for six more in one of the biggest federal crack downs on organized crime Graduates Double S H Green r A Khrushchev Hopeful For Nuclear Ban LONDON Premier Nikjta Khrushchev We should be very gladif by the end of the year it would be possible to reach agreement in Geneva on the cessation of noclear Khrushchev made the statement in a speech Wednesday to a dele gation of theWorldFederation of Scientists Moscow radio reported He was quoted tbday at a news conference given by members of delegationin Moscow The broadcast quotad Khrush chev us saying he could see no justification for any nuclear explo sions that cooperation between in developing more efficient devices By J M HIGHTOWER GENEVA AP u s Secretary of State Christian A Ilerter told Soviet Foreign Minuter Andrei Gromyko to day people all over the world lave praised the Western lan for a German peace set tlement and have been dis appointed by Soviet rejection of it In a new round of debate in the Big Four conference Herter argued in effect that the West is winning and the Soviet Union losing the pro paganda battle over their rival German programs Herter rebuffed a contention by Gromyko that Western insistence of German unification prior to a peace treaty is a barrier to achievement of European secu rity The fact is Herter said that it is difficult to see how peace and security can be attained in Europe without reunification He tfrged Gromyko to give further and I hope serious con sideration to the Western plan which provides for successive parallel steps towartd unification EuropW security ment In the closing session of the second1 week of the conference JHerter discussed in detail each of the programfor se curity measures including limita tions on armed forces eventual withdrawl of foreign forces from Europe and steps to prevent sur prise attack welcomed one declaration bjKGromyko at an earlier stage of the debate a statement that Germany should have the right to decide for itself the right to retain alliance ties wjth other countries West Germany is a member of NATO East Germany less than half its size Is a member of the Sovietled Warsaw Pact After meeting an hour and 14 minutes the ministers recessed for the weekend They meet again Monday afternoon Before the opening of todays session West Germany pressed the Big Three western powers to get a permanent handspff pledge from the Soviet Berlin before agreeing to a summit con ference Foreign Minister Heinrich von Bretano tol4 a news conference he believes the United States Brit ain and France must obtain Soviet confirmation of the existing rights of the West Jn Berlin as a precondition for a summit meet L ties UUUulc t3 fiC rl VjTGGIl to observe explosions would be stamps with every watch purchase nlBnlV iRodgers Jewelers 243x mg Informants also said the West erti ministers adopted a strategy pi patience for dealing with Gro See 4 Col 1 Strike Results In Commuter Riot RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil AP stranded by a sud den ferryboat strike burned a fer ry terminal today and fought with police trying to stop the riot Four Widely Varying Wheat Senators Faced By Grain Surplus Problem the Shearer Woodside Planing Mill near here volunteers the ly varying wheat programs as they a conveyor to t but firemen summoned for time were able to ex tinguish it build up the huge grain stocks must continue another year On DelHj dinner S fenid with scattered to f I tional law must announce wheat program new na Present Both the would have Senate and to agree on program before June I to make it effective for the coming The House working on a differ a major problem Benson who has had difficulty winning congressional approval of his farm plans wants to lower wheat price supports over the Notice Eagles Dance Msy 33 Music by Jet Topee n s v0 VT lllv ent program is not expected tot next three years and gradually act on it before that date jlet farmers grow as much wheat Wheat is growji under strict production controls with each farmer allotted a specific number of acres for his crop He is pen alized if he grows more But de spite sharp acreage cutbacks the amount of wheat gfawn has great ly exceeded that sjokl The gov ernment holds more than a full lower prices will cause many farmers to quit growing wheat He proposes to base price sup ports not on parity but on aver age njarket prices of the three preceding years A bilj to author ize his program was introduced Thursday by Sen Everett M price of less thajj 75 per cent of parity wuuis i Parity is a price dMermined How to cut production still farnj to fair tother without hurting the farmers Pending before the has sjubstitute is Agriculture Committee It would retain the 55million acre planting allotment lower supports to 65 per cent of parity for those complying with ttdividr ual farm allotments and tighten penalties for e x c ft s s planting Those who yoliintarUy reduce planting 20 per cent bwow their allotments would be offered price supports 8ft per ceat of parity Sen Hufeejt ty gmaphrey D Acting f Jgroup of Mid wheit sstojs offered a keep 75 per cent and offer 85 cent of par ity support tor those cutting back 20 per cenj ol aJiotraeats Sen Frftok Carlson R west similar plan minimum support rate   

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