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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - August 24, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania An Counfjrmtwspaper That Serves Every Member or tne ramny A eocktatf party fi t plncn wttett yoii meat all thoie old friends you never saw before Volume 9 City Sixteen Pages Indiana Pennsylvania Monday August 24 1959 Two Sections EDITION MMMMN Seven UOS TROOPS SURRENDER 2 POINTS ExISTC Student Dies In Accident Losses Between Fire Cuts Coal Run Store Nicktown Scene Of Fatality M Thomas N Williams a freshman at Indiana State Teachers Col lege last year was killed Sat urday night when his car struck an embankment and overturned off Route 553 about a mile west of here WiUianis 19 of Barnesboro R D 2 was dead on arrival at p m at Miners Hos pital Spangler Coroner Jo seph Govekar said Williams suffered a basal skull frac ture fractured neck and in ternal injuries The young man was a member of the football squad at Indiana Teachers last year He was plan ning to attend Lock Haven STC this year State Police estimated damage Govekar said there would be no inquest The victim was alone in the car It was reported Williams was returning fronf a football camp at the Barnosboro Lions Club O south of Barnesboro A brother Robert was at the camp Williams was a 1957 graduate of the Spangler Unit Northern Cam bria Joint High School He was a star guard on his nigh school foot ball team and was also president of the senior class The victim was born September 8 1939 in Spangler He was a son of Thomas L and Louise Jones Williams who survive along with two brothers Stabbed To Death In Apartment 1 LOS ANGELES AP An uni dentified attacker stabbed a screaming coed to death Sunday night in an apartment a few blocks from the University of Southern California Linda Edna Martin 21 a music major lost a frantic attempt to flee from her assailant She col lapsed at a door she couldnt open in her fright The girl bled to death from a stab wound in the chest soon aft er two policemen arrived They were called by a neighbor who heard her screams She was nude lying at the foot of 13 steps leading to an apart ment occupied by G Robert Kin zie 27 a graduate art student j Kinzie told Police Inspector Tom Reddin he and Miss Martin had planned to marry this year She I had a key to his apartment The coed apparently was at tacked in the apartment where she had been alone police said Splashes of blood on the wall and stairway marked her flight to the outside door where she poundad in vain on the window in what Police SgL William Tomanovich said was a panicstricken attempt to get out He said a key was not See 3 Col I FIREMEN BURN WAY INTO an acetelyne torch firemen and rescue workers burn the bars on the Ocean County jail in an attempt to free prisoners who were trapped when fire broke out early yesterday Eight prisoners died and at least nine other persons were injured in the fire Police said the blaze apparently broke out in a padded cell on the second floor where a deranged prisoner was admitted Saturday AP Wirephoto Matches or Cigarets Caused Jail Blaze TOMS RIVER JJ J Ocean Coumy prosecu tor said today the disastrous county jail fire was caused by matches or a lighted cigarette passed to a prisoner in a pad ded cell Howard Ewart the prosecutor said one of the two trus ty inmates handed a cigarette and matches or a lighted cig azette to a general Petersen 35 a Lakewood Negro held in the padded cell on a drunkenness charge The fire that broke out in the DOH 1 1 fVjf Jlll lf Donald Stancotnbe teenage Coral youth injured in an auto crash near Bolivar last week re mains in critical condition in Lee Hospital Keith Frederick also of Coral Was killed in the crash that re sulted in serious injuries to Stan combe Moose Members Ham Dinner Wed Aug 2G to 8 Adults chil dren 75c lOx fnsicfe The Gazette HOFFAS The AllenScott Report today says that Hoffa is planning a million dollar campaign to change of Con gress See page 6 CREEKSIDE Creekside won the Greater County League championship by defeating Lucerne yesterday 7 to 3 See pages 10 and 11 Other Features BusUiesi Mirror ItuUledt Couilci 8 1416 Croiivordt Editorial Hojplttl 14 Society 1 8 SporU 1011 15 3 World Today 19 WEATHER A Thundershowers ending tonight Tuesday mostly sunny hot and humid with widely scattered afternoon thunderghowers cell filled the jail with smoke caused an explosion and took the lives of eight prisoners including Petersen Ewart said the trusty inmates gesture apparently was an act of kindness without criminal motive He said two trusties had access to the corridor where the padded cell was located and it has not been determined which one hand ed in the cigarette or matches Petersen burned to death in the padded cell a boxlike affair which could be moved on rollers on the second floor of the two story jail The seven other victims were in other cells on the second floor See 8 3 Col 4 No Distribution Of SUTOlUS FOOCl The Indiana County Commission COAL RUN An early Sunday morning fire destroyed the com pany store here resulting in dam ages estimated at between and Company 4 of the Indiana Vol unteer Fire Company was called out at and upon arrival found flame burning through the roof of the onestory frame struc ture According to Clark Myers cap tain of Company 4 the fire was out of control and his men and equipment were used the blaze from spreading to nearby homes Captain Myers called the Homer City fire department for assistance in keeping the fire from spreading Together the Indiana and Homer City firemen were able to keep the fire from damaging the Mrs Mary Lanich home across the road and a row of homes across the rail road tracks Myers said no cause of the blaze had been determined this morn ing He said 1100 feet of hose line were laid to fight the fire and avoid any further damage An of ficer of the fire comany said the water supply from a hydrant near the post office was inadequate The building was owned by Mr and Mrs Joseph Somonick They operated a grocery store in the Fire destroys the Coal Run company store early yesterday morning Art Worth Photo front section of the main floor and lived in the rear section Mr Somonick operated an elec trical plumbing and appliance re pair service from the basement Little or nothing was saved in the blaze According to Myers the blaze started in an inaccessable portion of the attic Company No 3 of the Indiana fire department had an swered a call to the same build ing at Saturday night At that time little or no damage was caused by a small fire Youth Drowns At Kittanning KITTANNING Pa AP James Drass 19 of Hastings R D 1 Cambria County drowned Sunday in the Allegheny River when he fell from a motorboat near Armstrong County Coroner J H Brodhead said Drass tumbled from the boat when it made a sharp turn Firemen recovered the body after dragging the river for almost three hours Electrical Storm Hits PITTSBURGH AP One death at least two injuries and extensive damages are the results of a violent electrical storm which swept the Pittsburgh dis trict Sunday Frank Kozak nearby Li brary was struck and killed by a bolt of lightning as he played on a hillside near his home Two boys were injured when lightning struck a brick building on Sixth and shattered the windows The boys are John Graff 11 and Frederick Aymar 12 both of Pittsburgh The youths had taken shelter from the rain in the doorway of the building A bolt of lightning hit the Re public Building in Pittsburgh scattering bricks over a wide area and hurling them onto the roof of a nearby apartment building Sev eral autos were damaged from the flying bricks Lightning also ignited a small fire at the Veterans of For eign Wars Home on Pittsburghs North Side Minor damages were reported throughout Pittsburgh The storm lasted about an hour Seek Last Of 6 Iowa n Escape FORT MADISON Iowa on both sides of the Mississippi River sought today the last of six Iowa convicts who sawed their way out of the state peni tentiary Sunday It was the second such escape from the centuryold graywalled institution in three months Four longterm prisoners similarly sawed through outside window bars last June They were recaptured the next day Illinois State Police seized Charles Robert Wallerick 25 in Dallas City across the river from here today Still at large was Arllie Harri son Elliott 25 who drove a stolen car through a police roadblock north of here and then fled on foot after crashing his bulletpunc tured stolen auto in a ditch Three of the convicts held ministers wife and her three chil dren hostage for more than hours before they gave up Sun day Although threatened the family was not hurt See 3 Col I Hawaii s a Congressmen Take Seals Crash Near Indiana A car and truck collision about seven and a half Indiana on Route miles north of 119 about this morning resulted in an esti mated damage according to State Police from the Indiana sub station It is reported a car operated by T Kathryn Parrish 58 Lor raine going north on Route 119 skidded on the wet highway into a truck coming in the oppo site direction operated by A R Watson 50 East Pike Indiana Damage to the Parrish auto was estimated at and to the Watson truck WASHINGTON two senators and one representa tive took office today Republican Sen Hiram L Fong twice outlucked Democratic Sen Oren E Long and won both the title of senior senator from the new 50th state and a sixyear term Long drew a fouryear term Vice President Richard M Nix on administered the oath of office to the two new senators as crowd ed galleries looked on Democratic Leader Lyndon B Johnson of Texas escorted Long to the Senate rostrum Pong was accompanied by Republican Lead er Everett M Dirksen of Illinois In the House Rep Daniel K Inouye 34 World War II hero who lost his right arm fighting in Italy raised his left hand and took the oath as it was administered by Speaker Sam Rayburn He was escorted to the rostrum by Rep John W McCormack CD House leader Rockefellers Arrive Back In NEW YORK AP Mr and Mrs Steven Rockefeller the mil lionaires son and the family maic he wooed and won in a modern fairy tale romance arrived from the brides native Norway today to set forth on an American honey moon The newlyweda and the bride grooms parents Gov and Mrs Nelson A Rockefeller flew in to Idlewild at two hours late because of plane trouble in leaving Europe They were greeted at the air port by about 50 reporters anc photographers plus a scattering of spectators On the plane with the bridal cou ple were more than 60 other pas sengers Immigrations and public health officials went aboard the craft in order to expedite the formalities necessary for them to reenter this country and be on their way to an unannounced honeymoon spot At an airport news conference young Rockefeller said he and his wife just wish to disappear Their plans he said are some thing were keeping private be cause we would just like to have the next month to Afterward the couple probably will live in New York City the groom added but the exact place See 3 Col 1 To Red Insurgent Forces By DAVID LANCASHIRE VIENTIANE Laos Goverrunenttroops have sur rendered two points only 60 and 50 miles from the Lao tian capital to Communist rebels Fighting spread to ward the center of the South east Asia kingdom during the weekend Reliable sources said the rebel advance is threatening strategic communications and supply routes between Vien tiane and the south Red partisans reportedly launched a surprise attack on a military and police post near Pak Sane 60 miles east of Vientiane Saturday and after several hours of fighting forced government forces to withdraw Sop Vieng a town about 50 miles northeast of Vientiane was captured by rebels Friday the sources said The Defense Ministry did not confirm the reports saying the Foreign Ministry had ordered that no further communiques be issued about Laos struggle against sure from Communist North Viet Nam and Red China The rebels are proCommunist Laotians who have been trained and equipped by the North Vietnamese The sporadic fighting that start ed late in July had until now been largely confined to the northern provinces of Sam Neua and Phong Saly The government has placed the rebel strength in the north at They operate in bands of 150 to men Another are said to have infiltrated into southern provinces of Luang bang and Savannakhet Supplying hardpressed troops in Sam Neiia has been one of the Laotians ma jor difficulties Everythingmust be delivered by air But the 1954 Geneva agreement which halted the Indochinese war limited the See To 3 Col 5 Teein Admits Gang Slaying Of SHI 5 NEW YORK AP A 17year old boy on probation In an extorv tion case today confessed the fa tal shooting of a Negro girl in an outbreak of teenage violence in Manhattans East Side The shooting was one of a se ries of clashes Sunday night as tensions erupted into warfare in the slum area after a threeyear truce Police said John Cruz a mem ber of the Forsyth Street Boys gang admitted he fired the shot that killed Theresa Gee 15 They said Cruz has been on three years probation in an extortion case but did not disclose its details Two other youths were stabbed and two more shot in other inch dents which police said were part of a chain reaction set off when the Sportsmen Gang moved into the Forsyth territory Both gangs police said are made up of Ne groes and Puerto Ricans Theresa Gee was said to be the girl friend o f Frank Boyd de See 3 Col 3 Other Phases Discussed By Wage Issues Laid Aside In Steel Talks NEW YORK AP Wage is1 sues were laid aside again for to days negotiations in the 41day old steel strike Other phases of a new contract were before secondstring teams Wage talks are scheduled to start again Wednesday when the representing the striking United ers this afternoon announced that Steelworkers Union of America the dates fur the distribution of land thf industry surplus food in Indiana County this week have been canceled The schedule printed on the first j union president David J McDon page of todays second section is aid and Arthur J Goldberg the not valid unions general counsel rejoin the There will be no distribution of j negotiations after a twoweek ab surplus food this weekNotice will be given for the next distribution at a future date Officials said the cancellation is due td a check in the method of determining the amount of food to be distributed sence There was no indication of prog ress toward settlement in the near future Asked Sunday when he thought the strike would be settled R the industrys said 1 wish I Party knew Conrad Cooper chief negotiator Secretary of Labor James P Mitchell indicated Saturday that he did not anticipate any imme diate settlement While general economic activ ity continues at a high level the impact upon the steel industry and closely allied activities and upon their employes has been severe and is expected to be felt increas ingly in the weeks to Mit chell said Cooper executive vice president of the Steel discussed the strike Sunday on New York a new weekly public af fairs program presented by CBS over WCBSTV in cooperation with the Assn of the Bar of the City of New York Cooper opposed suggestions for appointment of a public factfind ing board to help settle the strike We know the facts in the sit he said and the union knows the facts in the situation We dont need anyone else to tell usthe facts in the What is needed Cooper said is a meeting of minds on sound principles between the union and the steel companies I do not believe that the inter vention of a socalled impartial board wouid operate in that direc he added I Cooper was asked on the pro gram whether the TaftHartley Act should be invoked to end the strike The event that we are not able to resolve it by free collec tive bargaining 1 am for its treat ment in accordance with what ever are the statutory remedies in our country for this kind of prob he repiied Under the TaftHartley Act President Eisenhower could de clare the strike situation a nation al emergency and have the walk out halted lor an 80day cooling off period atomic energy programs is not yet the report said though some requests for help getting steel have been received and met by the Commerce Dei partment Mitchell said Saturday that a So far supplies of steel special survey would begin this been sufficient for current week on the strikes effects on em ployment in construction mining and the metalworking phase in manufacturing The secretary made the an nouncement in releasing addition al facts as he found them on the impact of the shutdown Hehad released voluminous statistics bearing on the strike situation last Wednesday night About 35 per cent of the na tions steel capacity is shut down by the strike of Steelwork ers Mitchell said J W4 V JT T Production for defence andl allied tions Inventories however con tinue to be used up at a fairly high The striking union seeks an crease of 15 cents an hour in year of a new contract plus benefits Prestrike avt eraged an hour The industry seeking owiyeajf freeze on and con tends any increase to labor coeti would force a rise in tfeei and spur inflation The strike has taiwod layofft tf an estimated
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