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   Lebanon Daily News (Newspaper) - September 10, 1953, Lebanon, Pennsylvania                                GOOD EVE1WNC Its been truly said that a small town is a place where everyone knows what everyone else is do ing but reads the paper to if they have been caught at it 82nd YEAR No 2 Singlt Copy Published Evening Except1Sunday and The Lebanon Daily Times TME WEATHER Penru tonight 45 to 55 Friday fair and warmer THURSDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 10 1953 Inteced as doss molKr ct cf Lebanon under the Ac of Morcn 3 1879 40 PAGES FIVE CENTS Wafer Main Turns Up in LHS Tank Site 8Inch Main Found After Is Spent Digging Fuel Tank Hole An uncharted water mail in a hole at Lebanon High School was dumped into the perplexed and unsuspect ing hands of the city schoo board last night The longforgotten eight inch pipe turned up in a hole in the ground at the rear of the school where contractors are blasting a new home for a gallon fuel oil tank to feed the schools boilers And the mysterious unex pected appearance of the water main in a hole thats twothirds completed after days of clawing and blasting through solid rock may cause the Board to abandon the hole and start again from scratch The school directors learned about the situation at a special meeting of the Board at 5 yesterday This is how the unscheduled re port of the Boards property com mittee shaped lip The Lebanon High boilers are now in process of being converted to oil Forty tons of coal is being given away new lubes are being put in the boilers and a hole be hind the automotive shops at the school is being dug for the 32foot long oil tank Saturday the contractors struck solid rock in excavating the tank site and they resorted to blasting Yesterday afternoon after two of the hole for the lOVifool diameter tank was dug at a cosi of so far an eightinch water main was uncovered laid smack across the path of the lank Since it is a city fire main the Continued on Pagi Ten CrumbleTowns On I sle Of Cyprus iter Main Blocks Diqqina At LHSI Rrilicli Dlarl mm Vote To Drop 1953 Fersammling Event At a meeting of the general com mittee of the Lebanon Daal Deitsch Fersammling held last night at Fredericksburg it was decided to omit the Fersammling this fall County Commissioner Jrwin S Huber presided over the meeting The last few years the Fer sammling has runTnto difficulties chiefly financial The committee men do their work gratis and pay for their own tickets In the early days of the Fersammling after every meeting was held a tidy sum was left for the reserve fund This made it possible to arrange a better program and give favors at the following Fersammling The last three Fersammlings have not paid their way because of a general advance in cost of operation and supplies It was nec essary to dip deeper into the re serve fund which is now ex hausted The burning question dis cussed was What of the future It was felt the only way was to increase the price of tickets by about twenty per cent This the committee was not prepared to do not knowing how the ticket holders would react They also did not desire to cut down in the quality of the meal and of the entertainment Finally a motion was passed to omit the Fersammling this year Also to continue the officers until another meeting early next year At this meeting it was hoped re actions from the ticketholders can be had Should the Fersammling be held in 1954 the ticketholders of last year will be notified by postal card as usual The holdover officers are Irwin Dolly NEWS Photo TT r bf digging a bed for a new fuel oil ol is pointed out by Christian Frick local contractor tank bed The discovery stopped digging completed and will necessitate revision N Lebanon Joint School Authority George E Yeingst of Fredericks burg was elected chairman of In Northern Lebanon County J o in School Authority at an organiza tional meeting held at the Freder icksburg High School building The authority was formed in the school districts of Jonestown Borough and the townships of Swa tara Union and Bethel for the pur pose of erecting school buildings for the four districts The author ity was incorporated on July 27 Other officers of the new author ity elected last night are Paul W Dillman Jonestown Route 1 vice chairman Theodore C Loser Jonestown secretary and Ray M Ditzler Jonestown Route 2 reasurer Fifth memberof the authority is Ralph Speck of Jonestown Ditzler was named to the author ity for a oneyear term Speck two years Dillman three years Los er four years and Yeingst five years The law firm of Siegrist Koller and Siegrist is legal repre sentative for the authority S Huber president Thomas F Donmoyer vice president Roy H Three Boys Riding Bikes Are Missing From Homes State Police in the Lebanon area were asked last evening to find three boys reported missing from their Avon Heights homes Cpl Ciaudc E Hartman of the Annville substation said today The all riding bicycles were reported missing at and had not returned to their homes early The boys were named and des cribed as follows Warren Ream 10 light hair four feet six inches tall wearing a plaid shirt and Army fatigue trousers and riding a red and vhite bicycle Carl McCarthy 10 light hair our feet six inches tall wearing alue jacket and jean trousers with soft shoes and riding a maroon bicycle Carl Innocent 13 light hair five feet two inches tall wearing a blue jacket and blue shirt and riding a blue and chrome bicycle WANTED Part Time Work 23 men are looking for part time work 24 called about the position advertised in the NEWS Classified Columns and 23 of them had to be disappointed Maybe you have some work you would like to have done Get the necessary help by placing an ad in the NEWS Classified Columns similar to this one WANTED Full or part time delivery TOUCK DRIVER If you have 3 or 4 spare hours during the afternoon and would like to earn some extra money Call 00000 FOR AN INTER A call o 25611 will give you the services of an adtaker who will write your ad Tell her to charge Dundore Schreiwer The boys were last seen in the and Amon L Stauffer GelthaejWeavertown vicinity police said ver Fair Sunny Weather To Continue In Penna A bright blue September sky will continue to smile on Lebanon jand the rest of Pennsylvania lo day and Friday and the pleasant weather will probably run into Saturday The weatherman said there will be a gradual warming up al though overnight low temperatures tonight will range from 42 to S5 degrees The highest temperature here yesterday was 75 degrees with a low last night of 50 The lovely weather which com bined the sunniness of summer with a hint of autumn was the gift of a high pressure system centered this morning over Lake Ontario It dominated the weather over the entire eastern half of the nation Two Boys 4 And 6 Victims Of Home Freezer Idaho Today Two chUdren climbed into a home freezer on the front porch of their new home near here Tuesday night and were suffocated The victims were Peter L Shep pard 6 and his brother Robert 4 sons of Mr and Mrs Carl Shep pard The 8cubic foot freezer was not connected The tragedy brought to the number of similar Heaths recent ly across the country Withih a few days last month five chil dren died at Marion four at RIchmond and two at Haverhill Mass All suffocated in unused iceboxes The Rev John J Brown of the Desmet Catholic mission talked with Sheppard a sawmill worker and said he gave this account Their mother last saw the boys ibout 3 yesterday At 6 Shep pard came home from work ant was concerned that the boys did not meet him on the road as usual He asked his wife She thought the two were playing nearby but Sheppard noticed a loy gun the boys had been playing with and started to look for hem He Checked the house still under construction about 400 feel away As a last resort he opened the cover on the freezer He found the boys inside covered with blood Sheppard attempted artificial respiration but could not revive them Dr Vern Cressey said the blood came from lung hemorrhages British Blast Reds For Launch Shelling 7 Dead Charge Attack Near Hong Kong Occurred In International Waters HONG KONG UP Great Britain charged today the shelling of a Royal Navy launch by a Chinese Commu nist ship Wednesday took place i n international A navy announcement raised the casualty toll lo seven British sailors and a member of the Hong Kong defense force Five crew members were injured The launch which ho British said was damaged was brought into a navy dockyard at Hong Kong Newsmen and photograph ers were not permitcc near it British authorities also refused to permit interviews with either sur vivors or rescuers A Royal Navy spokesman said no further information would be given out for the lime being be cause of Ihe political nature of the The British announcement said the shelling occurred about seven miles southwest of Linlin Island in the Pearl River estuary between Hong Kong and thePortuguese colony of Macau Recently the estuary has been the scene of stepped up activity with the Communist promotion of Lap Sap Mei Island as a trans shipment point for the trade in strategic goods which has been banned by the Western nations A Chinese Communist gunboa intercepted an American pleasure boat in the same area six month ago and kidnaped newsmen Richard Applegate and Don Dixo and Merchant Marine Capt Be Krasner Nothing has been hean from them since The shelling of the British launch was not expected to have any effect on the routine visit lo Hong Kong by American nava craft according to the office of the naval attache The cruiser Bremerton and two smaller Amer can vessels are currently in the Hong Kong harbor Many Buildings Leveled Casualties May Be High Miss Penna Best In Swim Suit Catharine Brandt Is Taken By Death Miss Catharine E Brandt 55 vho was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church died last avening at in the Good Samari an Hospital after an illness of two veeks Prior to her entry in the hospital he resided with her sister Mrs at 528 North ohn Zimmerman enth Street For a number of years Miss Brandt was secretary of the Chil Department of Holy Trinity Unday School and because of her miable disposition she was very opular with the young folk She took an active part in church ffairs and was a faithful member jf the Altar Guild Up until the time of her jllncss he was employed by the Kreider losiery Mill Annville Aside from the sister with whom he resided other survivors in lude two sisters Miss Mae Brandt nd Mrs Helen Zimmerman and iree brothers Samuel Henan ant harles Brandt all of Lebanon A umber of nieces and nephews also urvive WEAPON NOT DEADLY CHESTER Today Mayer Pfeffer a 60yearold Ches ter storekeeper slapped a revolv er out of the hands of a wouldbe robber and fled into the street shouting Help murder po Police arrested a suspect six minutes later and identified him as Oliver Bailey 39 Officers said the pislol was load ed with lipstick cartridges County Fire Chiefs Open Fall Meetings Thirty members of the Lebanon County Fire Chiefs Association representing nine county fire com panies met last night in the Per severance fire hall Willow Street It was the first meeting of the fall season after a twomonth sum mer discontinuance of meetings Reports set fire damage during the month of August at with valuation of property involved in fires during the month at A program of fire prevention for the public was discussed with fire chiefs planning to ask for in creased effort by county school teachers to bring Ihe fire preven tion message to school pupils Also discussed in connection with the forthcoming National Fire Pre vention Week was special school ing which will be made available for firemen William Harbach of the Lebanon Civilian Defense organization spoke to the group concerning the statewide air raid prepared ness lest to be held October 6 The meeting was presided over by President Jrwin Weaver The group was welcomed to their meet ing place by Irwin Klick president of the Perse APDoity NEWS Wirephoto Lovely Evelyn Margaret Ay of Ephrata second from who is Miss captured top honors last night in the swim suit competition to become a leading contender at the beginning of the Miss America 1954 pageant at Atlantic City Showing to best advantage he swimsuited girls Miss Ayttn m 20ycaroW v University of Junior who t to be a medical her are shown left to right Joan Cecilia KaibJc Miss New York City Patricia Ann Condon Miss New Jersey Miss Ay and Jeaiinine Corinno Bowman Miss NcW York State Twelve Properties Are Sold In County Twelve Lebanon County proper ties changed hands recently ac cording to deeds filed for record at the Courthouse today Title to a house at the corner States Army today of having kid Reds Charge idnaped Pole Who Fled Truce Team SEOUL T o d a y The Communists accused the United of Harrison and Main Street Pal myra was conveyed for a consideration from George U and Virginia E Ferry Palmyra to Charles R and Grace E Horting Palmyra In Lebanon the house at 1101 Walnut Street was transferred for a consideration from the estate of Susan B Kratz late of Lebanon to Ethel R Rhcn Leb anon The house at 720 Lehman Street was transferred from Henry Ed ward Little and Helen Marie Little his wife Lebanon to Harry E and Elmira Shay Lebanon for a consideration Other realty tille transfers fol low A house on the south side Continued on ThIrtjFourt NOTICE Dr D W Roberts 144 South Eighth Street OFFICE CLOSED 10 to Sept Young Democrat Hold Meeting In New Club First meeting of the Lebanon County Young Democrats Club in the organizations new headquart ers near Sixth and Willow Streets last night marked by a large attendance President Steve Yerkes conduct ing themeeting named County Commissioner Irwin S Huber as chairman of a committee to amend the clubs bylaws and Ralph Quarry appointed to head a committee to draw up house rules Chosen as entertainment com mittee were Mrs Pauline Matula Mrs Loota Sholly and Mrs Ruth L Shucker Irving Hess a trustee of the SATURDAY A Briehtbill Pres Young Democrats general report on Club gave a club activities napcd a Polish truce team of ficial who bolted to freedom at a Korean airfield and won political asylum under American protec tion The charge was made at a Pan munjom meeting of the neutral na tions supervisory commission as the refugee Jan Hajdukicwicz de clared he deserted his Red Tom raclcs because he Communist rule of Poland is based on The balding 28yenrold truce team interpreter told a Seoul news conference that per cent of Ihe Polish people oppose Com munism and feel certain that the Red drive for conquest soon will kindle World War HI Hajdtikicwicz said Communist industry is working only for war against the free He re ported there definitely is an anti Red underground movement in Poland and said that of course the Polish people will some day rise in revolt Rut he added the Voice of America told us it would be suicide to act now and that we must keep quiet and Speaking in a heavily accented English the refugee expressed the Continued on ThirtyFour and announced the first dance would be held on Saturday eve ning Hess also announced the annual rally of the Lebanon County Democratic Committee scheduled for the Eagles Audito rium on October 18 Mrs Shucker county Democra tic vice chairman reported the finance committee of the county organization will begina series of card parties Tuesday evening ac cording fo a communication from Mrs Ruth Blatt finance committee chairman Also reporting at the meeting was Russeli Luciotti chair man of special activities for the Young Democrats The next club session was set for October 14 A social hour followed the busi ness meeting Thomas Dickson Pharmacist Dies Thomas Young Dickson 61 n pharmacist in Lebanon for the past 14 years and an active member of the Fourth Street Presbyterian Church died at last night in Good Samaritan Hospital where he had been staff pharmacist for the past two years He resided at 214 East Locust Street Dickson was formerly manager of the Andrews Drug Store here and before moving to Lebanon had been manager of the Gibbs Pcoples Drug Store in Harrisburg Dickson was president of the Gleim Bible Class and treasurer of the Mens Fellowship of t h e Fourth Street Presbyterian Church He was also active in the Masonic order and a member of Keystone Lodge No 569 F Parkcsburg Chester County Continued on ThirtyFour Virginia Beauties Lead In Miss America Test ATLANTIC CITY mean as it is was no hand cap for pretty Anne Lee Ccglis Miss Virginia who as of now is a ronlrunncr in the Miss America contest Anne with the light brown hair and flashing green eyes shared honors in the first night of pre liminary judging Penn sylvania Evelyn Margaret Ay who caught the eyes of the critical judges when she appeared in a white number in the swim suit section of the contest Having polio did not do any harm to little Annes qualifications Shes proper feet five and a half She has a 36 bust 36 hips and measures 24 inches about the middle Anne and Evelyn look a short ud ot the other 50 contestants and Anne got her trophy in the allimportant talent division She brought down the first night house slit her soprana loose on 0 Mio Bambino a dif ficult number by Puccini But getting back to the polio awoke one morning a few years ago with the miseries It was what her doctor thought it was and polio eft her with partial par alysis of one eg The medicos did what they could and the plucky little gal from Norfolk took over from there She massaged her leg she swam and she cut capers on the dance floor You would not knov day she ever had any misery to AUTO PAINTING CTAftPDC 25th W Cunb 9 I AUfcK 9 cioi 23611 Miss Ay wasnt behind the cab inet when the measurements were p sscd out either Shes an ash blonde whatever that is and also has green eyes She is fiveeight bust 37 hips 36 waist 24 and stretches the scale springs to 32 comes time for her to display her talent she will give her best to a dramatic reading Some of the same is in store to night Onethird of the kids will parade in bathing gear he rest will show what talent they have or compete in floorlength gowns On Saturday night in scholarships will be parceled out to the winners with the plum of to Miss America of 1954 Unknown Number Of Townsfolk Buried Under Tons Of Rubble NICOSIA Violent earthquakes crumbled four villages and buried an unknown number of townsmen on this storied Mediterranean island today The tremors jolted inhabi tants from one end of the 160 milelong island to the other Many were tossed from their beds or covered by falling debris when the first shock struck Early indications were that the southeastern district of Pnphos was hit hardest The extent of damage could not be determined immediately be cause communications were disrupted But reports through this capital city of inhabitants in north east Cyprus said the port of Paphos and the villages of Djidasai and Stroumbi were rocked heavily with many buildings tumbling into the streets Shocks spread terror among outh coast residents in and uound Limassol Cyprus sec ond largest town The earth shook for 12 seconds at Limas sol At Platres and Trodoa fashionable summer resorts 40 miles southwest of the capital m the Olympus Mountains residents searched the rubble choked streets for victims Hamc Supervisor For Pa Sales Jax Office Appointment of Oliver J f Lancaster as supervisor of a lo nl district sales tax office in kan Mstcr was announced by State e venue Secretary Otto F Mess cm t Harrisburg yesterday The district office at Lancaster will serve the counties of Leba non Lancaster Chester and Dela ware and is one of ten to be opened in the state The office Js expected to be opened within a few Mean while a suitable location is being sought Messner in announcing the ap pointment of Swartz as district su pervisor said The fieldoffices will be avail able for whatever services they can provide throughout the state Most of the work however con sist of auditing sales tax accounts of The district offices willreceive tax payments Messner said but the payments will be forwarded to Harrisburg for processing Messner said salaries of district supervisors will be a year except for Philadelphia and Pitts burgh supervisors who will re ceive CLOSED Thursday and Friday FOR HOLIDAYS Brandywinc Iron and Metal Co Review Plans For Pacific Defense WASHINGTON strategic plans for joint defense of the Pacific against any new Com munist aggression came up for top level review today by leaders of the United States Australia and New Zealand The secret military plans were laid before Secretary of State John Foster Dulles Australian For eign Minister Richard G Casey and New Zealand Foreign Min ister T Clifton Webb at the second and possibly final day of the so called The council is the top consulta tive body created by the Mutual Defense Treaty which the three nations signed in 1952 The current meeting first in 13 months has given special attention to the danger that the Korean truce might lead lo a new Communist strike in Southeast Asia While the details were secret in formants said the defense review covered such matters as emer gency use of bases division of patrol and convoy areas food sup plies docking facilities military equipment and possible standard ization1 of some types of arms Dulles Casey and Webb agreed at their first meeting Wednesday to oppose recognition or seating of Red China in the United Nations pending results of the Korean peace conference Another topic up for discussion today was Britains oftexpressed interest in joining the A riz u s treaty Spokesmen for the three powers have indicatedthe bid will be rejected in favor of some liaison arrangement with the British   

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