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   Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania                                We except pcrlupg thow Udi next An County Dam In County Every Member of the Family r twenty Pages IncTiana fennsylvana Tuesday August 18 1959 Two Seven Cent QUAKE WEAKENS DAM IMPERILS 100 M A Wife Fair MARION CENTER An empty coal train rammed into stalled automobile at th Baltimore Ohio crossing here this afternoon injurinj a Marion Center R D 2 man and In serious condition in In diana Hospitalis Donald Streams 20 reportedly the driver His wife Judith 18 is listed in fair condition They suffered severe lacer of the face as well a head injuries when their auto reportedly stallec on the crossing was draggec an estimated 189 feet along the tracks by the slowmoving diesel According to workmen on the train the Streams auto was at tempting a turn off Route 119 into Marion Center Borough when il Apparently stalled oh the tracks We waved at them to jump but they didnt make FVandr M Black Punxsutawney RD 2 the fireman said following the acci dent He and Eugene Dunmire Reynoldsville the brakeman wit nessed the accident Streams was thrown clear of the about 50 feet from the point of impact He was found along the railroad ties t Mrs Streams was trapped in the wreckage of the car and was removed through a window by first persons to reach the scene Their automobile a 1954 model was demolished Workers on the train estimated the time of the accident at They said their train an empty coal string was moving at about 20 miles an hour when the diesel rammed into the left front the auto Hospital authorities in Indiana said both Mr Streams and his wife suffered severe facial lacera tions and head injuries Engineer of the train was J E Stuchell Punxsutawney He re portedly was on the opposite side of the diesel when the train crash ed into Streams car Investigating the accident for the state police is Trooper Blair Swi fJstock Also on the scene was Bert Baughman captain of police for the Baltimore Ohio Railroad Senate Approves Dam Here HARRISBURG spite objections by the state secretary of forests and waters the Senate approved a proposed recreation park and dam for Indiana County Monday Forests and waters Secre tary Maurice Goddard claim ed that with other commit ments there isnt enough money available for the project In a statement read by Democratic Floor Leader Charles R Weiner Goddard said approval of the Indiana County park would serious Rossiter Water Rate Hike OKd HARRISBURG Ros siter Water Co will raise rates of 236 residential and commercial customers in the Rosslter area of Indiana County an estimated 20 per cent Sept 1 The Public Utility Commission authorized the increase Monday after an investigation An estimated additional annual revenue from the higher rate is needed because of ing losses the firm said apparently stalled on the B O inured their car ly jeopardize the The bill was sent to House 3311 the by a Senate vote of Gazette photo by Sipos Kansas City Oil Tank Explosions Kill 4 Men Ike Mitchell To Release Strike Data WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Eisenhower and Secretary of Labor James P Mitchell decided today to make public basic facts behind the steel strike in hopes of spurring negotiations and a settle ment The information gathered by Mitchell as Eisenhowers personal fact finder will be made public for Thursday newspapers Mitchell said hey will cover prices productivity prof its and a few related matters The secretary told a news con ference the information covers a major part but not all of the facts he has been assembling from in dustrial and government sources Mitchell said the report will be factual one with no recommen dations for action He said he made no actiok pro Csals this morning in a 45minute nference with Eisenhower He told questioners the project ed release of facts intend ed as intervention We hope as a result of these background sta tistics that the parties will bargain a little harder and reach a settle Demo Revolt Threatening Sales Tax HARRISBURG AP A Demo cratic revolt is threatening Repub lican timetable to pass the 4 per cent sales tax Wednesday Three democratic senators came out against the plan in the face of GOP insistence that all of the 22vote Democratic minority sup port it as a condition for Repub licans to put the remaining four votes needed to pass Two other Democrats indicated they were on the fence This is a soakthepoortax said Sen William J Lane of Washington one of the dissident Democrats I He said Republican amendments approved bylheTen KANSAS CITY Mo AP A group Of oil storage lte by ftre from a fiUing and i an klllmg four At least 42 others were in jured to the 42 injured at were treated at the scene 40 more firemen Most of the dead and injured were engulfed by a mushrooming ball of fire which enveloped the area as the tanks exploded Flames shot 200 feet into the BusTruck Pike Mishap Kills Two DONEGAL Pa Grey hound bus and a tractortrailer collided today on the Pennsylvania iwered with flames by the blast j and i an undetermined number earlier were overcome by fumes and tu least three were rushed i extricate the two victims from the to a hospital and eight or more sponsored bus wreckage They were unidentK were lying on the ground over It f Krt Tl AH air and engulfed a business build ing across the street There was no immediate esti mate on the number of casualties Authorities earlier had ordered evacuation of the area In addition to the firemen show killing two injuring five Several hours after the collision state police still were trying to ate Finance buslne s crlts Committee what Monday fied bigt come by smoke State police said the bus plowed The fire started at a Conoco Oil u I truck left the Ca while a truck V highway and plunged down an em four was jand Benjamin R Donolow both of Philadelphia They said they wont vote for the liondollar See 4 Col 1 being filled with gasoline the Kansas8 side of road an industrial area where Missouri Nomination of 3 directors to the Country Club Aug J8 wet and foggy according Kansas join The truck driver J i mivrw UUVCJ jaillCh J Admitted to Frick Memorial chum suffered an arm burn See 4 Col 1 Mit Inside The Gazette PETER EDSON he method we use to seiect PRACTICE Eight Indiana County high schools open football practice today See pages H and 15 on roundup story on these teams Other Features AUddini Biulneji Mirror CUiilTiedt it 1818 Crouvordi Edltoriij HoiplUI WEATHER FORECAST 18 Society g 6 J4IS u 4 World Todiy Fair and a little cooler tonight Wednesday partly clqudy and less humid with little temperature change Cubans With Raul Castro SANTIAGO Chile AP Chile today expelled a party of Cuban soldiers and newsmen who osten sibly on a good will trip landed without authorization in Santiago Monday aboard a Cuban airforce transport Two Chilean warplanes escorted the Cuban craft from this city scene of the InterAmerican for eign ministers conference on Car ibbean tensions which both Cubas Premier Fidel Castro and his brother Maj Raul Castro have called a farce Bearing 13 bearded soldiers equipped with pistols and ma chine guns 21 newsmen and a crew of 7 the transport flew to Lima Peru where Raul had tar ried unexpectedly long on another flight to Santiago The Chilean government prom ised every courtesy to Raul com mander in chief of Cubas armed See ChilePage 4 Col 6 Los Angeles To Keep 1960 Dem Meeting LOS ANGELES AP r The ruckus over tickets has ended in a complete victory for Democrat ic National Chairman Paul Butler Los Angeles will keep the 1960 party convention Butler threw the prestige of his office into a showdown over seat ing with wealthy oilman Edwin C Pauley The dispute almost cost this city its first major political convention Pauley bowed out Monday as fi nance chairman of the host com Blairsville CutsSchool HalfDays BLAIRSVILLE Blairs ville schools will not have to go into halfday sessions aftei all it was announced today by Dr James Burk supervis ing principal District directors elected to put the system in Blairsville on a halfday schedule early in the summerwhen it was learned the Second Wart School would be closed t by the Department of Labor and Industry School officials however have obtained permission from the la bor and industry department to use four rooms on the first floor of the school This according to Dr Burk will enable the system to operate on a regular schedule in the borough The Department of Labor and Industry last spring ordered the district to make fire safety cor rections in the building or close the school Officials after view ing the cost of necessary repairs said it would be more feasible td close the school and map halfday sessions utilizing the high school building Five rooms on the second floor of the Second Ward School how ever have been closed mm suiierea an arm burn l Mitchum said he did not know the old committee was f fiiRhanrlAn how the fire started As the first surge of fire sub sided it appeared all the persons in the group enveloped by the flames escaped alive Four gallon gasoline tanks behind the station withstood the heat for more than an hour then blew apart Nearby were five tanks of the Pyramid Petroleum Co In the mass of smoke and flames it was not known many of these exploded how disbanded Pauley had insisted the commit tee was promised tickets a day to the July convention in re turn for its guarantee to the national committee He later offered to compromise and accept Butler refused him on both counts A new sponsoring group was formed It agreed to underwrite the guarantee and accept Butlers See Los 4 Col2 Dense clouds of smoke poured from the fire and for a time drifted over the downtown busi ness area nearly four miles to the northeast The area is the same one in which a fire originating in oil storage tanks during a 1951 flood spread to devastate a mile square area Civil Wars Last Vet Weaker HOUSTON Tex Williams 116 the Civil Wars only surviving veteran grows weaker by the day his daughter says He took a little liquid nourish ment during the day but he keeps getting said Mrs Willie Mae Bowles late Monday night At Least Six Known Fatalities Mont AP which the est from British Madison River block in were to the sheriff at Virginia saidhe counted the bodies as he circled the area HARRY KUNKLE DIES Har ryC Kunkle 81 died yester day at his home 1201 Water St in Indiana The deceased was active in county Democratic Par ty circles having served as county auditor from 1951 to 1955 and later as county registrar A farmer for most of his life he also served as master of the Indiana County Pomona Grange See obituary on page 4 Power Fails In Center Of Manhattan NEW YORK AP Lights flickering off in hospital operat ing rooms Elevator service nocked out in huge apartment buildings Packed subways with a sweating human cargo trapped in underground tunnels That was the picture as a sud den power failure struck the heart of Manhattan The power failure Thit thousands of buildings in a 500block section of upper Manhattan leaving a lalf million people without ele rators air conditioning traffic ights or any of the complex sys ems that keep a great city func ioning smoothly The power failure began in mid afternoon Monday Gradual res oration continued into the early morning hours today Power was completely restored o the area at today almost 13 hours after it went off The mercury was near 90 when power went off and the humidity vas suffocating Suddenly every ntersection became a traffic jam Then the recovery began In See 4 Col 4 r iT the dead were Cliff Lake area killed when a quake sent a cJW hurtling down on them Another was believed to be in the Wade Lake The Homer City Legion Party to ight Fiftyfive Midgets Early Bird 4xH Pick Syntron Names New Executive HOMER CITY Byron K Hart IJHS Yearbook Distribution man of Philadelphia has been ap pointed executive vice president and general manager of Syntron Company Homer City it was an nounced by Carl S Weyandt pres ident Syntron manufacturer of vibratory materials handling equipment and electronic devices and equipment is a subsidiary of LinkBelt Company Mr Hartman who has been sales manager of LinkBelts Colmar plant outside Philadelphia has been with the parent company since 1937 He is a graduate of Yearbooks at the Indiana HighBrown University University of School will be distributed Thurs day Persons may claim their book by reporting to the high school lobby between 1 and Pennsylvania and Columbia Uni versity and a member of the American Society of Civil Engin eers BYRON K HARTMAN new syntron exec sheriff did not other bodies were seen He had no identification of the Montana Civil Defense head quarters heard an Idaho State lice broadcast which said eight persons have been killed by earth quakes in the Reynolds Pass area on the MontanaIdaho border It said six of the bodies had been recovered by rescue parties Reynolds Pass is a dirt road at an elevation of about feet It MS a few miles from I Dam is and lakes Another sharp tremor accom panied by a series of lighter foits was feit in yellowstone National Park about today Park officials said no further damage was done by the new quakes and said no forced evacu ation of the park by tourists was planned The chief of the Montana High way Patro Alex B Stephenson was quoted by State Civil Defense Director Hugh Potter as reporting from a plane that between 100 and 150 people appeared to be ma rooned between damaged Dam and the mountain slide Demar Taylor a flying ranch er from Dillon said on 4 trip over the area he saw people on the ground waving white flags hoping for rescue They have written SOS all up and down the undamaged parts of the he said He re ported seeing 30 or 40 people at the dam where the country was tipped askew by the quake Sheriff Donald J Skerritt and Pilot Al Newby after an early See Page 4 Col 7 Nome Rickey 3rd League President NEW YORK AP Branch Rickey today was named presi dent of the Continental League the embryo third major baseball league Rickey 78 chairman of the Pittsburgh Pirate baseball clubs board of directors said he accept ed the job as a challenge and promised that the new league would be in operation in 1961 He will sell his 958 shares of Pirate stock back to the club for The arrangements were approved by Fond C Frick com missioner of William A Shea of New York said he would continue as man of the founders group Shea said that the Continental League had taken over Rickeys contract with the Pirates It still has 16 months to go j Shea also said that he had met with New York Mayor Robert F Wagner and the Board of mate and that the city officials had voted unanimously to build a new park in Flushing Meadows site of the 1939 World Fair when the league gets into operation New York City is expected to be the heart of new league Four other cities have been lined up by Shea They are Houston MinneapolisSi Denver and Toronto It is believed he tUo hti applications from Sm Diego Portland Seattle Buffalo Montreal Dal lasFort Worth and San Juan   

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