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   Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - June 29, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania                                An Indiana County Newspaper That Serves Every Member of the Family In driving etattti hi tlie teetufers have to how to pass or flunk out City EDITION 268 Sixteen Pages Indiana Pennsylvania Monday June 29 1959 Two Sections Seven Centi LIKE one were SCENES common throughout Eastern United Statesyesterday as a b 1 i s t e r in g heat wave en veloped this part of the na tion Temperatures rose to the in Indiana County and expected to reach that again today As Mercery SbarsTo96 tit er Indiana County was in the mids its first heat wave of the sum today as the thermomete was expeqted to soar to the mid 90s The district paked under a broiling sUn yesterday Swimming pools and park areas were crowd ed with citizens who sought re lief from the intense heat Official high reading in Indiana aterday was 90 degrees between nd 8 oclock in the afternoon The tempeature dipped to a low of 73 degrees in the morn ing The weatherman said there i a of thundershowers this evening but added that tem peratures are expected to hover around mark again tomor row was 85 in Indiana at noon 17 PERISH IN TRAIN GOP Sees Slice In Proposes Big Cut less Tax HARRISBURG readers of the Republican Party declared today that only 119 million dollars in new taxes will be needed to meet the present state re quirements The figure was 89 million1 ess than the 207 million dol lars in new taxes which the Lawrence administration has insisted it will need to run the government during the 195961 biennium Sen James S Berger Repub lican floor leader disclosed the figure agreed upon by the GOP leaders in an extended discussion on taxes which last until after midnight After considering the new es timates of revenue and the de creased deficit budget reductions and revenue from present taxes 118 million dollars in new tax money is as much as will be need ed to meet present state require the senate majoritylead ersaid We are not ignoring the pos sibility that some help will be other Such is hospitals which of course would increase the he added The Potter County lawmaker de clined to give a breakdown of the figures or any statement about which of the proposed new taxes Republicans would support Republicans said earlier they would cut between 40 and 60 mil lion dollars from the record bud get Lawrence proposed for the bi See 2 Col 1 iii Let Contract For Reserve Center Here Elmer Halstrom tractor has been DuBois con awarded the HeatWave To Continue In the East By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS late June heat wave appear broken in sections of the Mid west today but more hot and humid weather was on tap for many areas in the eastern half of the nation The leading edge of cooler air moving across the north central region extended from northern Lake Michigan across northwest ern Illinois and into Kansas The cool air moving slowly eastward push across the Great Lakes into New York state by Tuesday Little immediate relief was indi cated in other areas East of the cool bejt tures were in the 70s and low 80s as far north as the southern and lower Great Lakes region In the fresh batch of cool air it was 45 in Grand Forks N and 59 in Minneapolis In the warm zone it was 84 in Detroit 81 in Syracuse and 80 in Chicago The oppressive heat shot the mercury to record marks for the date in many areas Sunday Balti mores scorching 100 was the citys hottest June 28 since 1921 when it was 96 It was 101 at Charlotte N and just about M hot in Washington and Rich mond where it was 99 Heavy thundershowers rumbled ross parts of Kansas and north est Missouri during the night general contract for construction rf the new Army Reserve Center in Indiana it was announced to day Complete details of the contract were not immediately available Tentative plans call for ground Breaking ceremonies here about July 16 It is expected that Con gressman John P Saylor anc Army Reserve officials will be among the participants at the program The Reserve Center will be con structed along Route 119 near the Moose Lodge ar Mf Party tonite Catholic Center 268 MISS CALIFORNIA Susan Bronzo 19yearold San Lorenzo girl was named Miss California of 1959 Saturday night Susan who will Atlantic City for the Miss America title was crowned at day ceremonies yester AP Wirephoto OfrTaxBilM Extension By B L LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON acts today on a compromise cor porationexcise tax extension bil to avert a threebilliondollar drop in tax revenues for the next year The House acts first and the Senate must follow quickly if pres ent tax rates are to beyond Tuesday midnight It was the sixth time that Con gress has been called on to con tinue increased tax rates votec initially in 1951 to finance the Ko rean fighting The bill extends for another year the Korean wartime 52 per cent income tax rate on corpora tion profits It postpones a sched uled drop to 47 per cent It also continues for a year Ko rean excise or sales tax rates on See 2 Col 2 Grant Increase PITTSBURGH AP Twelve water companies in western Pennsylvania have provided a cents an hour increaset some 450 workers in a new con tract agreement with the Utility Workers Union Reginald Brown a regional di rector of the union said Satur day that the new wage scale for laborers is an hour Steelmen In Recess NEW YORK industry contract negotia ions are recessed until Wed nesday A strike deadline has een postponed for two weeks until midnight July 14 President Eisenhowers in tervention Saturday paved he way for the postpone ment The strike had been scheduled for Tuesday night jarring a sudden settlement which nobody expected David J McDonald head of the United Steelworkers scheduled meetings today with his 33man executive board and 171member international wage policy commit tee Both sessions were expected to be routine The industry position against greanting any labor cost increases still stands This was made clear in a statement by R Conrad Cooper chief industry negotiator and by Thomas Pattern president of Republic Steel Corp Patton said cm a nationwide tele vision broadcast Sunday night thai iiis firm is unwilling to grant any labor cost without com pensating price Asked about Xrfecord 19KT profit reports the longrange expec tation is what must be considered McDonald called Coopers re statemqrit of concern over infla tion a rehash of the same ok The union is insisting pn sizable gains in wages and oth er worker benefits Steelworkers now earn an average an hour The industry and union bargain ing teams met for an hour Sunday to execute formal contract exten sion agreements US Delays Atlas Test For 60 Days QUANTICO Va AP There will be a delay not less than days in getting the Atlas in tercontinental ballistic missile ready for combat use Secretary of Defense Neil H McElroy says The first of the big missiles had been scheduled to become opera tional by the end of this month But McElroy also said there is reason to believe the Soviet Union will not have its own oceanspan ning rockets ready for use any sooner although they may have 10 or so operational by the end of the year McElroy said test firings of the Atlas have been halted by the Air Force while some corrective work is being TRAIN WRECKAGE AND CHARRED body of a victim of a sudden explosion of a traintank car crossing on near Meldrim Ga pictured here on the bank of the Ogeechee River as portions of the train and crossing burn in the background The victim was one of many burned to death while they were swimming in the river AP Wirephoto Four Persons Injured In Weekend Four persons as ajresult of three acci dents on Indiana highways over theweekend A man and a youth are listed in satisfactory condition in the Indiana Hospital following a truck Route 80 about five miles North of Indiana h The mishap occurred about Saturday night when a truck driven by Ralph Singleton 38 R D 1 New Alex andria went out of control ran off the highway into a creek and rolled overt Singleton is sufferingfrom mul tiple cuts on the head A the truck James Foringer 15 Gypsy is also suf fering from multiple cuts to the head He was operated on this morning for suffering Police have charged Singleton with wreckless driving His truck was demolished as police estimat Democrats See Election Hawaii Favors Union By By ROBERT TUCKMAN HONOLULU Democrats jubilantly claimed today their heavy vote in Hawaiis primary means victory for them in the is lands first state elections next month They contended that the big Democratic vote was the forerun ner of a sweep that would send three of their fold to Congress and elect a Democratic governor and Legislature Republicans were quick to an swer that GOP candidates ran un opposed in the nominating pri mary Saturday while Democrats engaged in votedrawing contests They said the Democratic out pouring was expected first election July 28 Both parties turned to campaign ing in the wake of the primary and a simultaneous statehood ple biscite in which Hawaiians voted approval of statehood by a whop ping 17 to 1 margin The yes votes so dawrf ed the votes against state hood that it exceeded even the most optimistic predictions The primary voting produced three candidates of Japanese or Chinese ancestry out of the six nominated for Hawaiis two Sen ate seats and one in the House of Representatives At least one of the trio appears certain togo to Congress Democrats nominated Frank F 1 A t 4 Ms vOkWXUiGdv ertheless Fasi 38 and former Hawaii govAmerican WilfredC Tsukiyama would be eraor Oreo E Long 70 lor tiie veteran territorial senator who tRe wiaerofig m Aloha Stales Senate I Sea A Fasi a territorial senator scor ed a major upset by beating Chi neseAmerican William H Keen 76 who had served 32 years in the territorial Senate and had come out retirement to seek the nomination Fasi polled votes to for Keen Hiram L Fbng 52 a wealthy businessman of Chinese descent ran unopposed for the Republican nomination and drew votes He will oppose Fasi for one Sen ate seat Long registered votes to overwhelm two Democratic aspi rants in the nominating contest His Republican opponent for the other Senate seat will be Japanese American WilfredC Tsukiyama Lost Girl Found Safe In Michigan IRON MOUNTAIN Mich AP for in Upper Mich igan threeyearold Carol VanHulla of Niagara was found alive and well today Searchers found the child in wooded area after bloodhounds picked up a new trail this morn ing that crossed a county road and went east of Norway Lake Hundreds of volunteers had joined the search led by 80 state troopers and sheriffs men Dickinson County Sheriff Harry R Julian said the girl wandered away late Sunday and got lost in forests populated by black bears near the Wisconsin border The sheriff had checked the pos sibility of abduction The sheriff said that Ronald Nel son 21 of nearby Niagara was released after a check of his story that he knew where the girl was buried The sheriff said Nelson was in Niagara at the time the girl disappeared and had not been near her He said Nelson had sev eral times before admitted crimes he did not commit A helicopter was being sent from the Air Force base at Kin ross to help searchers Civ il Air Patrol planes flew over the woodlands Carol is one of five daughters of Mr and Mrs Joseph VanHul la She wandered away from pic nic grounds at Norway Lake Park The family had gone to the lake fox an outing The family said Carol is afraid of water and they doubted she would walk into the lake or marsh es ed the damages at A young are hos pitalized in the Spangler as a result of another onecar ac cident early Saturday evening Robert August 21 Alverda Is suffering frpm a fractured back and lacerations of the head anc body His 19yearold wife being treated for chest injuries According to police August was traveling on Legislative Route 32045 about three miles South o Alverda wRen he lost control anc smashed Into a tree Damages were estimated at to the car No injuries were reported follow ing a twocar sideswipe mishap on Route 480 1 miles North of Cly mer at about 8 oclock Saturday night According to police a car driven by Wilbur RD 1 Marion Center was traveling North on 480 when it failed to keep to the right and hit a car operated by Charles Foringer 52 Box 6 Gipsy which was going in the opposite direction Damage was set at to the Bexkey vehicle Foringer car and to V the S H purchases Jewelry green Easy stamps on all Upgers Sentence One For HitRun Auto Mishap A Rossiter driver who gave him self up to State Police after hitrun accident was sentencec today in Indiana County Court be fore Judge Edwin M Clark Albert Lee Covatch 20 96 Clin ton Rossiter involved in hit run accident early Sunda morning in Rossiter turned him self in to State Police in Punxsu tawney yesterday Police said he struck a car op erated by Phyllis Woods 22 Ros siter about Sunday Total damage was estimated a After pleading guilty today Co vatch was ordered to pay th court costs of prosecution pay fine of and be confined t the Indiana County Jail for 3 days The sentencing of three Arcadi men was postponed until July after they pleaded guilty today t a charge of larceny and receiv ing stolen goods John M Mattis Charles H Stiffler and Joseph M Bartlebaugh all of Arcadia pleaded guilty to day to taking gasoline from a trac tor belonging to David Longneck Sentencing of Harold A Rager Clymer RD 2 was also postponec He along with Richard Ray Paint er entered Canoe Twp furniture a summer home i and removed som Youth Drowns CONNELLSVILLE Pa AP James Goletz 17 of Connellsville fell from a rock into the Youghio gheny River near the South Con nellsvilte pumping station Sunday and drowned Indiana Auto Body closed for vacation July 1st to 31st 269x Homer City Rifle Club party to nite Mon tfj At Least i Critical MELDRIM Disaster teams stepped up perations at the swirling Ogeechee River t p d a y earching fo rmore victims of freak butane gas explosion n a Seaboard Air freight train Seventeen known dead lave been counted since the midafter noon blast Sunday ent a blanket of flame over ome 175 persons in a recre tion area below a river tres e the train was crossing Duplications set the figure at 19 artier but an Associated Press check of all hospitals and funeral omes in nearby victims were 17 ncluding two children who died oday All have been identified The Red Cross also listed 17 dead and said it had received only two calls concerning missing Sons Many more were injured n the iery catastrophe and Savannah lospitals still had 13 persons re ceiving treatment Memorial hos pital said five of its patients were to extremely poor condi tion Disaster units began dragging operations at the scene near this hamlet 20 miles northwest of Sa vannah and were trying to stretch strong nets across the Ogeechee to catch any bodies carried down stream by the swift current A T Linton director of resent operations said the river current just telow the tranquil recreation area was so strong his crewiwerf having trouble getting dragging hooks down Seven of dead were related to W W Beasley and an eighth was a boy reared by Beasley They were on a family reunion outing Two tanker cars became See At 2 Col 3 Four Escape Death In Area Crash DAYTON Four Rural Valley teenage youths narrowly escaped death late last night in an auto wreck on Route 839 almost the ex act spot where a Dayton girl was killed last January 2 Two of the boys are hospitalized in the Armstrong County Hospital Kittanning including Lawrence Ray Prugh 17 and Arthur Rupt 15 both of 1 Rural Valley Prugh is listed in fair condition suffering from wide lacerations of the head and multiple injuries Rupts condition is good He also has multiple injuries The youths were injured when the car which Prugh was driv ing went out of control on a down grade curve smashed into a guard rail rolled end over end and turned over several times before landing on the property of Ches ter Heilman Rupt was thrown some 35 feet from the mishap The two other occupants In the auto at the time were Kenneth Eugene Prugh 15 brother of the driver and Carlo Fairman 16 1 Rural Valley All of the youths were treated at the scene by Dr A R Wilson Dayton and taken to the Arm strong Hospital However young Prugh and Fairman were re leased The car was totally demolished Two bloodhounds led police into the woods on the trail of the girl and followed it back to a spot along a nearby highway There the dogs lost the trail See 2 Ccd 4 Davis Enters Guilty Plea KITTANNING Robert Tal lie Davis on trial for the second time in the slaying of a Leech burg housewife threw himself on the mercy of the court today by entering 3 guilty Please read other details con cerning the trial on page one of section two Inside The Gazette DEBMITT EDGEBLY Eon Dermitt and Jim Edgerly gined the Country Club golf honors Read details on sports pages 10 and 11 DREW PEABSON The Governor of Louisiana is said to be a big spender at the race track See Drew Pearsons column on page 6 Other Features Bunluui Mirror 8 1415 Comics lit Crosswords 14 Editorial Society 6 1011 15 7 t 1 4 World WEATHER Partly cloudy and warm tonight with thundershowers Tues day mostly cloudy and humid with scattered afternoon show ers asci but act Homer City Man OK After Crash BLACK LICK John Clawjson 23 Blairsville 2 is in factory condition today in the diana Hospital with injuries of chest and back he received in a wocar crash on Route 119 at the Grafton Road intersection in Black Lick this morning State Police from the Indiana substation are investigating thf accident It is reported that Clawson wai operating a car that was involved in a crash with another vehicle driven by Theodore Williams ot Homer City Williams also received slight juries in the crash He was admitted to the hospital   

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