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   Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania                                TEDDY Kn Indiana County Newspaper thai Serves Every MemKer ol the Family You always know it when you itsrt out en the wrong foot body always steps on It Volume 301 Indiana Pennsylvania Augusf 959 Two Sections EDITION in MI Sivtn Cents US INDICTS FOUR AT BEN FRANKLIN Nightmare Pilot Chutes Nine Miles Through Storm Winds LOOKALIKES Henry McFarland right warden of Hudson County New Jersey jail and father of two priests bears a strik ing resemblance to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev left even to weight build and age Way to tell the difference If you see one of us at Mass on Sunday youll know its says McFarland Fire PaddleWheel Satellite Into Orbit WASHINGTON VI satellite is in orbit and will remain aloft for more than a year the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced today The 142pound satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral at a fn It will reach a peak altitude of miles at 3 p directly over South Africa the space agency announced It will reach its low point 140 Cold Water rown On Steel Talks NEW YORK AP Cold water was thrown on hopeful expressions about the steel strike today after a morninglong session of top ne gotiators and a federal mediator Positions of the industry and the Wnlted Steelworkers Union havent budged said the chief federal me diator Joseph F Finnegan He said false hopes may have been raised by earlier comments Of course it is encouraging when the parties sit down to work out contract he said But it is a cruel thing to say there has been progress when there has actually been no such Union President David J Mc Conrad Cooper negotiator and Donald and R chief industry their associates met for 314 hours with Finnegan Another joint ses sion was set for Monday after noon Earlier Finnegan had said he was encouraged by cooperation he is now receiving from the nego tiators But he emphasized he re only to the workmanlike they are approaching the job not to any specific gains In Washington Sen Stuart Sym ington DMo announced that 29 Democratic senators so far have signed his resolution urging that President Eisenhower use the prestige and influence of his high office to try to settle the strike There are 40 new numbers post at Fair View 301x miles above the earth at oclock tonight The space agency had not cal culated the point over the earth which the satellite will reach at that hour BEAUFORT S C The Marine pilot bailed out of his crippled jet nine miles above the earth at 500 miles an hour He did not reach the earth in his parachute for 40 minutes and received a buf feting from a raging thunder storm that made him feel like I was playing the whole Notre Dame football Lt Col William H Rankin 39 the pilot recounted his story today He is recovering in the hospital here while doctors study his reactions1 to what may have been the high est altitude parachute jump ever made On the night of July 26 Col Ran kin was on his way back to Beau fort from Boston Naval Air Station on a high altitude navi gation flight His F8U Crusader fighters engine suddenly stopped for unknown reasons while he was in a gentle climb at feet I had no power radio instru ments or control over the he said I had to get out fast Otherwise speed would build up and Id never survive ejection from the Rankin pulled the ejection cur tain overhis face and triggered the capsule that hurtled him from the plane The pressure at feet is much lower than at sea level the temperature much colder I felt whole body expanded It was freezing cold It had been 75 de grees in the cockpit outside it See 9 Col 2 Labor Bills Explained In Brief WASHINGTON AP With the exception of proposed changes The satellite will take hours to complete each of its fore Congress are chiefly a mat gated orbits That is very close to L advance calculations The satellite had been aimed to climb to miles and come back as close to earth as 160 miles A spokesman for NASA said the small kick rocket attached to the satellite to provide added speed if necessary at the perigee or low point of the orbit has not yet been fired The satellite was called a pad dlewheel because of four solar vanes designed to pope out from its sides These paddles were designed to convert the suns rays into elec trical energy to power radio trans mitter batteries If successful fu ture deep space probe rockets will employ this device to send infor See 9 Col 3 State Approves Sewer Transfer The Sanitary Water Board issu ed a permit to Indiana Borough yesterday in Harrisburg authoriz ing the relocation of about feet of sewage pipe in White Twp south of the borough Borough Manager George Shea said today the relocation of the pipe is necessary to permit the construction of the new Route 119 between Indiana and Homer City Inside The Gazette WEST STARS Area Stars contributed to the Wests victory last night in Windber grid classic See page 14 BOYLE Hal Boyle talks today with the McGuire sisters See his colurnn f on editorial page 6 Other Features AUddloi Lamp IS Church 45 CUistXlcds 1K19 Comics 1617 Ig Edltorltl Hospital 19 9 Society Sports ter of degree All of the measures are pat terned after the KennedyErvin Bill passed by the Senate in April The bills contain much the same or identical union members bills of rights prohibitions against ex tortion picketing union financial reporting and many other pro visions They in the de gree of enforcement or required observance They include 1 Senate bill Criminal en forcement of union members rights union financial accountabil ity and reporting requirements hot cargo bans and authority for the states to act in labor dis putes rejected by the National La bor Relations Board 2 House Labor Committee bill A modification of the Senate bill Contains no criminal enforce ment of union members rights does contain union reporting re quirements does not tighten sec ondary boycotts under existing law bans some types of hot car go contracts and requires the NLRB to assume jurisdiction in all labor dispute cases with no au thority for the states 3 Administrationbacked Lan drumGriffin Bill more strict than other bills Provides criminal sanctions for enforcement of in World WEATHER Showers and thundershowers ending tonight Saturday partly cloudy and cooler Low tonight in the lower 60s dividual rights prohibits all sec ondary boycotts contains union reporting requirements outlaws all forms of hot cargo agree ments forbids most forms of or See 9 Col I Rossiter Man Held For Court ROSSITER Oliver Layton Hoopengarner 22 Rossiter RD 1 is awaiting court action in the In diana County Jail on burglary and larceny charges According to State Police from t h e Punxsutawney Substation Hoopengarner burglarized a home I near Rossiter Canoe on I August 4 He was apprehended the next day in Punxsutawney I Labor Controls Proposed By Ike Congress Actions WASHINGTON AP Criticizing Congress actions on a labor bill thus far Presi dent Eisenhower called on Thursday night for a new law strong enough to end racket eering in labormanagement relations Speaking out as the House headed toward a bitter battle over the issue next week Eis enhower addressed a nation wide radiotelevision I am talking about a reform law to protect the Amer ican people from the gangsters racketeers and other corrupt ele ments that have invaded the la bormanagement he de A bill the Senate passed last April is not Eisenhow er said and a revised bill pre pared by the House Labor Com mittee is even less so He put his prestige behind a substitute sponsored by Reps Phil M Landrum DGa and Robert P Griffin and said that bill offers a good start toward a real labor reform A few hours later AFLCIQ President George Meany said in a radio broadcast that the bill Ei nhower backed is a blun derbuss that would inflict grievous harm on all whether they axe corrupt or clean Most labor unions are opposing See 9 Col 7 Nehru Lauds Exchange By Ike Nikita NEW DELHI Ind Minister Nehru today welcomed the coming exchange of visits be tween President Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrush chev terming it one of the best pieces of news for a considerable time Nehru told his monthly news conference it was better for the two world leaders to begin meet ings informally rather than have a summit conference without pre vious personal contact Eisenhower and Khrushchev have to deal with difficult Euro pean and world problems he con tinued but even more difficult is the strong wall of dislike and suspicion and all that Such per sonal contact can go along way to remove that suspicion Prob lems still remain to be dealt Charged With Selling Improper Distribution Of Surplus Materials JTour Indiana County school officials yesterday indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of misusing government surplus property allocated to Benjamin Franklin School Indicted were Max C Harwick assistant superintendent of Indiana County public schools Arthur J Grundy who recently resigned as supervising principal of Benjamin Franklin School to accept a position with a firm at West Middlesex Twp Pa Gau a member of the Benjamin Frank lin Joint School Board and president of Indiana Joint School Board John W Kimmel president of Benjamin Franklin Joint School Board They are charged with conspir ing with each other and with per sons unknown to make fraudulent statements regarding the disposi tion of several thousands of dol lars of surplus property Three other Indiana County resi dents were mentioned in the indict ment as coconspirators but were CONDON AP Queen Eliza not charged n is going to have another They are John B Blakely probably fa Jan octa and Vernon Claypoole 7 Februarv Buckingham Palace spokes announced today that a royal baby is on the way disclosing the 33yearold Queen was and Elmer Trautwein both of In diana RD Blakely was a former member of the Armstrong Twp Eisenhower callin for public support for a labor bill jo his specifications addressed the iast nlnt by krid television from Inthe15minute executive asked that Congress pass a law the gangsters racketeers and other cor rupt out of the febormanagement At Least Ten Dead i In Oregon Blast ROSEBURG Ore truck loaded with tons of explosives blew up shattering force here early today At least 10 persons were killed Buildings were smashed and a raging fire spread over the downtown area in this city of In the truck were two tons dynamite and tons of ammo k ShowNikita Bases Says Sec McElroy ammo nium nitrate a ex plosive nature that caused the Texas City disastar a num ber of years ago I The blast came soon after fire was discovered in a building be side which the truck was parked three blocks from the j center of the business district j Fred Munz controller of Pa cific Powder Co at Tenpno identified his trucks cargo The force of the blast was so great it bowled over people walk ing several blocks away crushed walls of buildings anil damaged numerous houses and small apart ments Hospitals said they i had 52 pa tients several of them in critical condition Blood plaspna and phy sicians were flown from nearby Asst See At 9 Col C Washington AP The So viet ambassador doesnt include military bases in the list of many pleasant and interesting places Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev is apt to see here Secretary of Defense Neil H McElroy said Thursday at a news conference it would be construc tive for Khrushchev to see some of the bases during his tour here next month McElroy said he knew the Pre mier had said he had no wish to see American bases But McEl ruw t r 1 rov added he thought it was pos Chief Roy McFarland sible that Khrushchev might want to change his mind is during her long School Board and Trautwein presently a member of the White lor Twp School Board Both are memm summer ser units in the Benjamin Frank lin jointure The spokesman said the Queen had rejected suggestions that she The indictment charges the four tour because she len with using the surolus the it would men with using the surplus prop erty for illegal purposes in buying it for theinselves in some cases reselling it v The indictment said the offenses Occurred between May and July 7 1958 The property allegedly pur chased by the Ben Franklin offici als was intended for distribution to educational institutions ia Penn sylvania having been allocated to the Department of Public Instruc ion by the federal government It is alleged the four defendents jrevented the surplus property from being distributed to eligible educational institutions by divert ing and converting ty to their own use as well as the use of others The indictment says the defend ants and co conspirators are alleged to have committed the fol lowing overt acts May 5 1954 Fortyfive surplus terns totaling were allo cated to the Ben Franklin school by the Department of Public In struction Grundy the indictment indi cates filed for the items which ncluded goggles barbed wire lose generator sets and other ools and equipment All of the items according to the ndictment were diverted from educational use to the use of one or more of the defendants Oct 8 1954 Fortynine items valued at were received in surplus property for school use Ben Franklin according to the in dictment received items valued at while the balance of in surplus was diverted by the de fendents May 20 1955 to July 7 1955 On the request of Grundy the school system received 32 items includ See 9 Col 8 Issue Dead In Current Soy Governors Gas Tax Hike Proposal Dead In Legislature There are 40 new numbers post ed at Fair View in the next two years HARRISBURG James S Berger Republican floor leader said today Gov Law rences proposal to increase the state gasoline tax is now dead in the 1959 Legislature Our side Republicans feel that the Highways Department can get along on the money it is receiving from the present gaso line he told The Associated Press With the federal aid program in doubt in Washington it be comes even more obvious that the state tax shouldnt be increased at this The governor has asked to in crease the fivecentagallon gaso line levy to six cents to raise Berger who explained his state ment reflected the thinking of most Republican senators said said the gasoline tax boost would die in the Senate even if passed by the Democratic controlled House No final decision has been reached however on whether Re publicans would support Law rences companion proposal to in crease the drivers li cense to J3 to raise 22 millions The way I see it our license fee is kind of Berger said It could stand an Bergers disclosure was a ma jor blow to Lawrences proposed highway budget for the next two years The budget had contemplated ajeral aid for the interstate road revenue boost of nearly 117 mil lion dollars to balance it The gov ernor previously scrapped on his own his proposal to increase auto mobile license fees from 510 a year to The 35milliondolIar yield from that plan Lawrence said made up by boosting estimates Irom existing taxes and removal of the earmarking of other money intended to finance road and bridge damage from a 1956 hur ricane Lawrence asked for increased gasoline tax revenue on the basis that it i would be needed to match federal aid for Pennsylvania Congress however is now con sidering a plan to stretch out fed program Highways Secretary Park H Martin already has an nounced that he plans to hold up as much as 125 million dollars in major road construction contracts until the Washington picture is clarified The long range effect of the claimed death of the increased gasoline tax proposal is still un known particularly on Martins plan to spend more than 124 mil lions on state roads that are not federally aided This had called for resurfacing about miles of roadway re surfacing and widening another 700 miles reconstruction and re location of an additional 280 miles and the rebuilding of about 300 smaller bridges Queen Said Expecting In Early 1960 pregnant tour Hie have The birth will be the fust in more than 100 years to a reigning British sovereign Queen Victoria to princesi Beatrice in 1857 Prince Charles heir to throne was born Nov 14 and Princess Anne Aug 15 1950 Queen Elizabeths coronation was June 2 1953 The Queen returned to London Sunday from Canada She called in her doctors Sir John Weir and Lord Evans the next day Only then was her pregnancy confirm ed the spokesman said Since then she has spent nearly all her time resting After her doctors confirmed that she was pregnant the Queen stayed close to home Bucking ham Palace But Thursday she left for Balmoral Castle her home in the Scottish highlands with her husband Prince Philip and the children The Queen was smiling as boarded the train for Scotland She appeared far from exhausted despite the rigors of her 45day tour of Canada that also took her to Chicago See Page 9 Col 1 Deserter lnl97Gets SS Check SAN FRANCISCO A man who claims he deserted the Navy in 1917 bounced into the So cial Security office Thursday sporting an ensemble of fancy new duds He is 72yearold Lewis E Clay burg who arrived in Oakland July 16 and attempted to give himself up as a deserter The Navy agreed Clayburg had deserted but declined to prose cute It did establish that Clayburg is old enough to qualify for Social Security So he got a check Thursday for and assurance of monthly The story of Clayburgs troubles also got him a job as maintenance man at an apart ment house here so he says hell just keep the in back pay ments for a rainy day Arcadia Youths Held In Jail ARCADIA Two Arcadia youths are in the County Jail awaiting juveaile court action on a charge of burglary Both of the boys were apprehend ed yesterday by State Police from the Indiana substation for entering the residence of Jennie Zurich lost Sunday while she at churcfc and taking a sum ot mooey   

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