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   Lebanon Daily News (Newspaper) - April 17, 1953, Lebanon, Pennsylvania                                EVENING Old Luke says that are about the best source of to clal security and The Lebanon Daily Times THE WEATHER 1 Some cloudiness to 38 Saturday somewhat colder In west northportions 81st YEAR 189 Copy rivt Ctnti PubTtihtd Evialftf Exctpt LEBANON FRIDAY EVENING APRIL 17 1953 Erritrcd at Mcond claii matttr af of Lebanon under ths Jict of March 3 1879 20 ExConvict Held In Death Of Widow Dean Of Bandmasters Confers With LHS Musicians Daily NEWS Photo The dean of bandmasters Dr Edwin Franko Goldman is shown discussing a technical problem with the Lebanon High School band French horn section before last nights concert Dr Goldman who conducted a portion of the concert commented I have never heard a finer band in the stale of Pennsylvania The musicians seated are left to right Anna Mae White and Nancy Clements Standing are Richard S Folmer Dr Goldman Morris Meyer Joseph Sullivan and David Strauss Lebanon High Band Scores In Annual Concert Capacity Audience On Hand As Dr Goldman Conducts Own Marches A capacity audience jammed the Lebanon High School au ditorium last night to hear the LHS State championship band display the ability that won the coveted 1952 State title Playing a program which m a n y a professional band would have hesitated to at tempt the band directed by R Leslie Saunders LHS in strumental supervisor set a high water mark in the his tory of the group Dr Edwin Franko Goldman the dean of bandmasters told the audience I have never heard a better band in the State of Applause for the youthful musi cians filled the auditorium as each selection was concluded and when the concert was over the audience demanded more The LHS band dressed in the new jaunty blue and red uni forms does not simply play notes the youngsters feel the music Local Judges Verdict Upheld By State Court The State Superior Court has up held Lebanon Common Pleas Court in the local courts March 31 and April 4 ruling keeping Dr Pat rick J Frank on the Republican primary election ballot here as a candidate for coroner it was an nounced today The Superior Court ruled at Pittsburgh late yesterday to affirm the lower courts decision which dismissed a protest against Dr Franks nominatiin petitions Continued on Elfhl Two GOP Contests For Derry Township Voters HERSHEY April 17 Derry Township Republican vot ers have two contests to decide en the local level in the May 19 primary election And they have a full month to make up their rriinds whom they want to nominate for township tax collector and assessor Candidates for all other townshiplevel offices are unopposed In the twoman contest for the GOPtax tyjllector nom ination incumbent taxman William S Clark is seeking his and is being opposed by Oliver W Swartz i is the townships present VijssesspKHis entry into the tax col left the assessors post re Thomas E Sands Remainder of the ilmu66pen and three candidates uiJOseekirigthe nomination ior assessor Republican ballot John F William N Masimer and Republican primary candidates and the total Democratic slate nre unopposed On the Republican ballot two jus tices of the peace are to be nom inated and incumbent magistrates John R Zoll and Brent I Hancock are the candidates Zolls present term is expiring and he is seeking reelection Hancock is a candidate for his first full term as justice of the peace He has been serving the im expired term of George Stock who resigned last October Harvey M Hershey incumbent is the Republican candidate for reelection as township supervisor and Township Auditor Harry L Manning is also up for renom ination by the Republicans School Director Posts Republican candidates for nom ination to the school are present Board Secretary Marlin E Bals E Morse Heisey also a Continued on Eighteen Administration Plans To Push Ike Peace Drive AUGUSTA Ga White House spokesman revealed today that vthVVadministration is taking immediate action to drive home the peace President Eisenhower launchedThursday He said cabinet officials and Re publican congressional leaders will makea series of statements in the next few weeks t6 put the full force of the free world behind the objectives the President out lined In Washington informed sources said the campaign also would be designed to maintain the initiative Contlnoefl Sixteen they play Dr Goldman conducting the second half of the program in spired the bandsmen toward per fection as they played a number of the maestros own compositions Speaking to the audience Dr Goldman paid tribute to Saunders for the work done with the LHS band He has done a fabulous the dynamic bandmaster said Hold onto this man hes a great asset to your Last nights program was opened by a march directed by Carl To bias student conductor This was immediately followed by the Minerva direct ed by Saunders The velvet shading of the open ing and the progression into the Continued From Pi ft Seven Major Changes Are Made In Handling City Fire Calls Major changes in the method of handling fire calls in Lebanon went into effect this morning Police Chief William P Lynch announced today The changes were made as a team of three engineers completed a twoweeks inspection of the fire ighting facilities of the city for he National Board of Fire Under writers an association of fire ih Chief Lynch said the changes were made upon the recommenda ion of the survey team and with he concurrence and orders of Mayor Frederick D Miller and Continued on Page Sixteen Final Sessions Held By County Sunday Schools William Shinde Heads New Officers Installed Af Midway Convention William P Shindel superin tendent of the Sunday School of the Moravian Church 27 North Tenth Street was in stalled as the new president of the Lebanon County Sun daySchool Association meet ing in final convention session last night in the Midway Church of the Brethren installation came following his election by the conventions delegates He re places the outgoing president E E Meyer Other officers and superintendents were also elected and installed in the closing ceremonies of the 62nd annual meeting attended by more than 400 church work Dies Thursday Night Victim Found Hanged Check Bank Employes Suspicions lead To MaVsArreil on Seek To Link Va And City Robbery City and State Police today were attempting to link an armed rob bery and Virginia to the robbery of a large quantity of firearms from the Parsons Sports Center at 719 Chestnut St here last month Police in Harrisonviile are holding a Daniel Keiser 17 in the holdup of a serv ice station at nearby Culpepper Va Police there said that Keiser and two other youths David Long 20 and William Long 16 brothers of Lykens had pleaded guilty to the holdup and would be given Plena Torn la Eight Red Cross Drive Again Tops Goal H Maxwell Fidler director of the 1953 fund campaign of the Leb anon County Chapter American Red Cross announced today that the county has again exceeded its goal donating total of to the campaign The quota was The campaign had been extended two weeks in order that the quota might be Although the total contributed in home canvassing did not meet the quota for that division and the county quota wasnot met either amounts turned into the other divisions of the drive made up the amount needed This was due largely to Continued on Fife Elfhl the Boilermakers Son Is 9lh Victim Of Tragedy LAWRENCE Mass Au thorities added a final tragic post script today to the mad killing spree of Peter Akulonis The body of his son Peter 10 was found Thursday on a bank of the Merrimack River He was the ninth victim of his fathers maniacal urge to wipe out his family Akulonis killed himself Wednes day after murdering his wife an other son his mother two broth ers and two nephews Young Peter was missing after the slayings but police held hope he was alive when they found a note on Akulonis say ing I love Peter A conservation officer found the boys body on a river bank at Dracut 15 miles from the Akulonis home in Lawrence He had been shot through the head apparently with the same 22 caliber rifle his father used to kill himself The father took Peter from his County To Pay In Land Damages Near Grefna County Commissioners yesterday agreed to pay toward land damages incurred in the straight ening of a road near Mt Gretna The State Highway Department by John H Bieber senior district rightofway super visor told Commissioners of plans to remove dangerous curves from a threetenths of a mile stretch of road between Cabin Point and Gretna Heights in West Cornwall Township The road known as Route 38004 located about one and onehalf miles southwest of Cornwall now contains three sharp curves The Department plans to replace the curves with one sweeping curve to connect with the concrete Mt Gretna road Tho state estimates the total land damage at Bieber said the state wants to start the construc tion workJas The Peiffer Electric Company was ordered to install three new light fixtures in the vault file room of the Prothonotarys office During Institution District busi ness yesterday commissioners hired Roy L Shriver as a male at Red Attacks Fail Sabres Bag 4 MIGs SEOUL Korea UP United Nations fighterbombers hurled bombs and rockets on Communist central front positions today in the wake of unsuccessful Red assaults against six UN hills guarding the invasion route to Seoul Allied Sabrejets screening the fighterbombers destroyed four Communist MIGs and probably de stroyed another in battles that crowned Capt Manuel J Fernan dez as secondranking jet ace of the Korean war One thousand Chinese Commu nists took part in the attacks Thursday night and early today on Pork Chop Hill White Horse Mountain and Jackson Heights all main line positions and against outposts Dale Arsenal and Yoke The Reds suffered more than 250 casualties in the attacks on Pork Chop Dale and Arsenal On Porkchop and Dale where the fighting was heaviest Ameri can 7th Division troops counted 30 dead and estimated 55 were illed and 115 wounded The 7th Division soldiers also efended Arsenal and Yoke the th Army disclosed Troops of the nd ROK Division defended White orse Mountain and the U S 3rd Forecastfair Weather For Saturday Saturday will be a fair day throughout most but late in the oay the extreme western part of the state may get some rain with some of itmixed with snow Thingsdons look so promising for the Sunday weather here and the weatherman says a low press ure or storm center is develop ing rapidly over the Great Plains and heading this way Most of the East had clear skies today under the influence of a high crested over Alabama and Georgia and extending North into the Great Lakes and northern areas Weekend temperatures should be about normal for this time of year highs somewhere in t h e middle 50s during the day but somewhat below average tempera tures during the night Yesterdays highest tempera ture here was 54 degrees with a low last night of 36 ers Ira Sassaman general sec retary of the Pennsylvania State Sunday School Associ ation conducted the installa tion of officers during the business meeting following a fellowship s u p p er in the church Also elected and installed in of fice last night were Ifvin B Shuey first vicepresident Joseph W second vicepresident Har ry L Meyer third vicepresident George Shaeffer statistical secre tary Thiel general and press secretary and Arville G Light treasurer VThe assembled representatives o espected citizens died at and clock last evening at the Lebanon anatorium after suffering a cerel jral hemorrhage on Wednesday erately welloff was A SS inmate of a criminally insaiie w murder death of a v 9 4y earolid widow found hanged from a atiifway banister in Williain Johnson a baker and former convict yntbi a burglary anS larceny record yniT be arraigned formally sometime within the next couple of State Pplicft Sgt Robert Letteer Letteer said the suspect was in WilkesBarre eight hours after tried to cash an check sup posedly signed by the dead1 Mrs Johanna Kutz After lengthy questioning Let teer announced that Johnson def finitely would face murdeif charges He did not elaborateon the r Joseph G Brand Retired Railroad Supervisor Dies Joseph G Brand retired former upervisor of the Lebanon Division Reading Railroad Company and ne of Lebanons most popular and Earlier Letteer had said eath ws betwesn Hanged WitS Cord Mrs Kutz describedras mod morning found hanged with oi He had been removed from his lampcord after her granddaughter home at 533 North Seventh Street w summoned by abank employe who became suspicious when John to the hospital at 4 oclock Wednesj son to fcash the day afternoon His death came after an illness ofsome time Letteer said itizens National cash countys Sunday Schools als elected superintendents in various departments as they were ap proved by tee at Wednesday nights session They are The Allan Chamberlin He had retired from railroading I ier Hefferan refused to cash in March 1952 after 47 years of the An alarm was sent out forj apprehension ol Johnson SAVED HIS STRENGTH SANTA MONICA Calif Body builder Vic Tanny owner of a string of musclebuildinggym nasiums was divorced by his wife on grounds she did all the weightlifting in their family Mrs Tanny five feet four inches and 120 pounds said the six foot 239pound muscleman made her carry out the garbage and mow the Bingo Games On Way Out In Lancaster County LANCASTER Pa UP games will be outlawed throughout Lancaster County after May 10 District Attorney John W Beyer announced today x Beyer said the deadline was agreed to at a conference with 16 bingo game operators All operators present informally agreed to devote their efforts to furthering the legislature in clari fying the legal situation which is Beyer said Beyer said three bills involving bingo are before the state legisla ture each legalizing the game under certain restrictions classes at school Wednesday after he already had killed some of his victims Police believe he then killed Peter and drove to the river to dump the body in the under brush LITTLE SQUEAKERS MEMPHIS Tenn Mrs I A Dobson headed for garage Thursday to locate a squeak in the engine of her automobile Mechanic Lee Barre after rais ing the hood and listening said the noise was not coming from the engine Then Barre opened the front door Half hidden under the seat he found a cat and four kittens Mrs Dobson didnt know where Broadcast Ikes Speech In Russian Language MUNICH Germany Free broadcast a Russian language summary of Presidenl Eisenhowers foreign policy speech to aU Soviet citizens in Eastern European satellite countries today The program was addressed to the Red occupation armies as wel as tc Soviet diplomats officials and advisers in the satellites The importance of the speech to them personally was emphasized It was a precedentsetting pro first time which broadcasts to satellite countries had used the Russian language o directed a program at Russian listeners nircu jvujr tendant at the County Home Uhey came from AUTO PAINTING C Z Royer to Old Tunntl Dial 27029 DR JOHN J MCDONALD Has Moved His Dentai Office 1 to 236 Chestnut 20921 Christian education Jonas Barn ice with the Reading Company He served as Leba non of the railroad from September 1918 to March 1951 and throughout his long railroading ex perience he had built niahy lasting friendships among his fellow asso ciates in a possible Johnson troopers Ed ward an a fan and Continued an Elfhl Draft Extended Defense Dept Says WASHINGTON De fense Department served notice to day it wants the draft law extend ed beyond its 1955 expiration even if peace conies in Korea The departments position was outlined by John A Hannah assis tant secretary of defense for man power and personnel in a talk be fore the American Society of News paper Editors He asked the edi tors cooperation in explaining the need to the country Let me remind you that the Selective Service Act expires on June 30 he said That means year from now we will be appearing before Congress asking for an extension of that authority Should there be a period of relaxing international tension meanwhile we hope the newspap ers of the country will explain on Four His pppularity extended through out the community where in past I years he had taken and helpful interest in many worthwhile programs including the Boy Scout movement game and wildlife con servation and the youth work of the Lebanon Kiwanis Club He was a faithful member of St Continued From Eight division fought off Reds at Jack on Heights Fernandez 27 of Miami owned his llth MIG without fir ng a shot His record now equals le destruction total of Maj George A Davis missing in ac Condnned en 666 LOSE LICENSES HARRISBURG Today INS The State Bureau of Highway Safety today reported operating privileges were withdrawn from 666 drivers during the week ended April 10 The bureau said the list in cluded 632 suspensions and 34 rev ocations During the same period driv ers licenses were restored to 970 persons 19 Dead 38 Hurt In Chicago Blast Future Teachers Convene At LVC CHICAGO 3ody of a victim whose rigid hands rotruded from rubble for hours vas recovered today where sn explosion and fire killed at least 19 persons and injured some 38 others in a Chicago factory Flames rocketed through the fourstory Haber Corp plant yes terday threatening 100 employees Aluminum dust was believed to have exploded and ignited the flash fire Eighteen bodies have been re covered and 18 of them identified Another 19 persons were reporter missing but may have escaped in the confusion Workers pried from the debris two bodies after dawn today The hands of one of them were on Nine Veteran Phila Police Officer Is Suicide PHILADELPHIA UP man Michael J Higgins 52 a policeman for 23 years shot him self to death with his service re volver while on traffic duty de tectives reported today Higgins was found dead Thurs day night by two fellow officers in a garage next to Convention Hall where he had been direct ing traffic for a public school demonstration at the auditorium The two policemen told inves tigatprs Higgins wentto the ga rage for a rest at their sug gestion after they noticed he seemed depressed and Firemen Quell Blaze In Yard Of Scrap Firm Lebanons new procedure for fire alarms got a quicktest this morning when five companies raced to the second block of North Fifth Street to a minor fire in the yard of the A Brenner Co scrap metal firm at 203 N 5th St Companies alarm under the new procedure were the Perseverance dispatched by tele and the Hook and Ladder Rescue Union and Chemical com paaies who responded when box No 52 was hit by Cpl Wayne C Allwein on duty at the desk at police headquarters The call was originally received by telephone Cpl Allwein said The fire originated in a pile of excelsior in the yard firemen said There was no property dam age Letteer Wyoming County trict Attorney Roy Gardner After his suspicions were arous ed Hefferan police he tried four times to reach Mrs Kutz by telephone then calledher grand daughter Mrs Roland Tewksbury wife of a who went to the widows SawBodjr Tewksbury found the front and rear doors of the house lock ed but peered in a window and saw the body of her grand mother lying by the Police Chief Stanley Keyes found the fivefoot 100pound woman dead with the cord knotted tightly around her throat and tied tot Centime d ea Klfkt BIG BOOK BILL KEOKU la library officials wondered today what to do about collecting an overdue H rary bill of on a book of John Keats poems checked out in 1895 The book was discovered among he possessions of a picnic grounds owner Homer Brown who died recently Nearly 300 students from 48 high schools and colleges in Pennsyl vania assembled on the Lebanon Valley College campus in Annville oday for the 5th annual state con vention of the Future Teachers of America Representatives from Lebanon and Annville High Schools were on hand for the two day event which opened noon luncheon in the Annville EUB Church The lunchepn meeting an infor mal gathering of the representa tives served as a springboard for activities which included a tea this afternoon following a two hour busi Citntlnned BOY 5 DROWNS LAN3DALE Pa UP ny Walton 5 drowned Thursday in a creek while playing with several other children One of the children ran a mile to tellthe boys mother that he had fallen stream BODY FENDER REPAIRS Htk Cumb Sh GIRL WANTED General Office Work Bookkeeping Experience Necessary References Required Apply In Person Lebanon Daily Newt House In Palmyra SoW For A Palmyra house changed recently for a tion according to one of deeds filed for record at the Court house today The house located on the north side of West Oak Street was con veyed from Leroy W Burkhpider Palmyra to John B and Edith B Long of 313 West Oak Street Pal myra Also in Palmyra title to house at 420 North Railroad Street was conveyed for a con sideration from Carrie E and Charles S Wyo missing and Margie B and J Nissley lin boden Palmyra to Lerby W Burk Palmyra A lot on the AvonQuentin road in South Lebanon Township wat conveyed for a consideration from Ada Shaak South Lebanon Township to Eugene C Hickernell and Nancy F Hickernell Leb anon R D 1 Heifetz Injured By Israeli Fanatic JERUSALEM Today INS A young Israeli fanatic attacked and injured Jascha Heifetz last night striking him with an iron baron his right arm because the worldfamous violinist played a se lection by German composer Rich ard Strauss in Israel Heifetz considered by many as the worlds foremost violinist was leaving hiu car near the King Da vid Hotel1 in Jerusalem when he was assaulted With him at the time were his son Robert and his accompanist Emanuel Bay The violinists arm bled heav ily but an Xray showed the In jury to be less serious thin at first thought He went ahead with on Elht UN Agrees To Open Korea Truce Talks PANMUNJOM The United Nations agreed today to reopen endthewar talks with the Communists and suggested laying the groundwork Saturday for a full scale conference But the stood firm onits stand that no prisoner should be forced to return to Communist con trol against his will About captured Reds have said they will resist forced repatriation Lt Gen William K Harrison chief negotiator sent a letter to his North Korean counterpart Gen Nam H offering a three point on exchanging prison ers the issue which has bottle necked a ceasetire agreement Harrison suggested as Point BASEBALL STARTS TOMORROW ON WGALTV CHANNEL 8 COMPLETE SCHEDULE ON PAGE 13   

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