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   Lebanon Daily News (Newspaper) - October 24, 1954, Lebanon, Pennsylvania                                Quell Race Riot At Missouri Pen 1 Dead i The NEWS Today Page City Hall Agenda 9 3435 Courthouse 5 12 Farm and 14 Hobbies 17 Meetin the Sporis 2934 TV Womeus Section 1925 World 13 Young Folks and the Lebanon Daily Times The ea flier WARMER THIS AFTERNOON Eastern Sunday sunny and mild with highest temperatures from 70 to 75 degrees 83rd YEAR No 43 Four News Section Eight Pages Of Color Comics and Magazine Supplement LEBANON SUNDAY MORNING OCTOBER 24 1954 Entered at second clm matter at Pott Of of Lebanon under Iho Act of March 3 1879 Boy 4 Killed By Auto On Old Route 22 Ike State GOP Talk Shop At Gettysburg Parley 150 Share Stew With President By NEIL GALLAGHER Daily fVEWS Reporter GETTYSBURG President Eisenhower visited his ettysburg farm for a few hours Saturday and gave the im pression he wished he didnt have to leave it He told a crowd oC his future neighbors at the Gettys burg battlefield that he and Mrs Eisenhower are going to je citizens of Pennsylvania soon we The remark immediately sparked speculation among a small army of reporters covering the battlefield visit and the Presidents meeting with Pennsylvania Republican candidates and party leaders at the Eisenhower farm But CTD Daily NEWS Photo 31 W Layser Lebanon R 2 buries his face in his hands in grief while keeping avigi over theblanketed body of his 4yearold sonwho was killed on the highway shown at topof photo Tragedy occurred one mile west of Taul D Reich Jonesv town is shown at right examining body Also looking on from the rear is Elmer A Gibbel maternal grandfatherof the boy Child Struck On Church Errand Car Driver Held William Ira Layser the victim MCarthy Seeks To Question Watkins WASHINGTON Oct 23 Sen Joseph R McCarthy made his first open counterattack today against Senate censure recommen dations by seeking to crossex amine Sen Arthur V Watkins R Watkins was special Senate chairman of the commitlee which proposed the Wisconsin Republican be publicly reprimanded by the Senate for his conduct in office McCarthy invited Watkins to appear before his permanent inves tigating subcommittee some time before Nov 8 when the Senate wil reconvene to consider the Watkin committees recommendation McCarthy said he wants to learn why the committee said Brig Gen Ralph W Zwicker was not respon lible for the honorable discharge of former Major Irving Peress Peress a New York dentist had re fused to tell McCarthy whether he was a Communist McCarthy recalled that cen lure committee also said that h em ftft A Christ Work Day project1 t a farm near Fredericks Hirg ended in tragedy yester lay afternoon when a 4year Id Lebanon E 2 boy was tilled by a car as he crossed ild Route 22 with a thermos ug of water for the religious project workers The child William Ira Lay ser son of Mr and Mrs foseph W Layser died under he car wheels as his mother erda 23 and several others ooked on State Trooper Joseph Ever y of the Indiantown Gap State Police detail identified he driver of the car as Gerald Bicksler 21 Fredericks urg Everly lodged a charge of in voluntary manslaughter against Bicksler last night before Justice of the Peace N Stanford Miller East Hanover Township Sicksler posted bail for his court appearance Dr Patrick J Frank Lebanon ounty coroner reported that an inquest into the fatality is under consideration Dr Paul D Reich deputy coroner of Jonestown said the Layser boy died instantly of a fractured skuli and fracture of the lower right leg The fatality occurred in front ol the farm of Edward Wcnger anc Ammon Meyer where members of Ihe Willing Workers Class of Ihe Fredericksburg Church of the Brethren were picking corn to earn money for a church project The farm is one mile west of Fred ericksburg At the time of the fatality abou oclock the mother of the dead boy and Mrs Warren Lineweaver Fredericksburg were serving cof fee to workers at the rear of a truck parked on the north side o the highway At the time a wagon loaded with corn picked in a field at the north side of the road wa being unloaded into the truck from the field The Layser boy carrying the thermos jug of water began to cross from the south to north side of the highway at the rear of the parked truck As he crossed the Continued en Fire 21 Housing Officials Hired During Demo Rule WASHINGTON Eisenhower reported Saturday that 21 federal housing officials hired during Democratic administration federal housing officials hired dur ing Democratic administrations have been fired as a result of the national housing scandals The officials are in addition to 11 employes suspended earlier this week by the scandal tainted Fed eral Housing Administration Mr Eisenhower also p 1 e d g e c that effort would be made to bring to justice all public of ficiais and builders wfrp acted wrongfully in violating their public trust and gaining easy The President said that already Attorney GeneralHerber Brownell Jr had obtained 200 indictments in connection with the irregularities turned up in the FHA investiga tion He said Brownell also is try ing to obtain rebates from the builders who benefited from these uge The Chief Executive gave the in ormation to Chairman Homer E apehart Rlnd of the Senate anking Committee which has been nvcstigating the multi million ollar housing scandal Capehart had written Mr Eisen ower asking to discuss the situa on with him at his convenience The President did not name the 1 ousted officials but the most rominent is Clyde L Powell for icr assistant commissioner of the who was discharged last pring when the housing scandal roke A federal grand jury here has een trying to force Powell to tcst y He has taken refuge in the ifth Amendment under which a vitness can not be forced to test fy against himself Mr Eisenhower told Capcharl hat he had discussed the housing ituation with Brownell and Admin strator Albert Cole of the Housing and Home Finance Agency parent f the FHA He said Cole reported that in addition to the firing of the 21 lousing officials there are sever al similar investigations presently eing Gerald R Bicksler the driver LHS Bandsmen Net In Drive Lebanon High Schools deserving bandsmen can play this winter anc stay warm Unofficial reports of a Tag Day drive for money to buy new over coats are that the musicians gross ed approximately Frida night and Saturday This is short of the goal but members of the Ban Fund Committee and band parent who organized the drive say the expect late contribulions lo mak up the goal The money conlribuled by shop pers and residents in a canvass b band members will outfit the crac LHS band with navyblue gabardin overcoats in time for their appear ance in Macys giant New Yor City parade Nov 25 The new of expected to arrive here Nov ij Theyll be labeled with Lebano High shoulder patches betwee then and parade time The drive this in th history of the superiorrated ban Continued on ft ft Tweatjelght Boy 8 Collides With Car Slightly Injured An eightyearold local boy es caped serious injury yesterday af ernoon when he ran into the side of a moving car at Reno and Black Streets near 5th and New Streets according to the report at City Hall The youth Thomas Lehman 316 Wifflin Street was treated at the Good Samaritan Hospital for abra sions of both knees Special police officer Franci who investigated said thi youth ran into the left front fende of a car operated by Abram Bom berger 73 of 431 North 6th Street who was driving west on Blac Street at The youngster is the son o George Lehman an employe of th Middletown Air Depot later in the afternoonthe resident remarked while discuss ng his longing for the farm that he lopes lo be able to use it at least on The remark drew laughler and applause from the 150 persons who dined with the President in a lent set up near the Eisenhowers hand some farm house President Eisenhower was Ihe picture of joviality at the Repub licans shotinthearm mncling the success of which was heightened by sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s His visit to the slate was design ed to give an llthhour lift to the Pennsylvania Republican cam paign Miles Horst chairman of the Republican State Committee saic this objective was accomplished He described the Presidents visi as a big boost to Republican stocl which he said was soaring lip ant p as the election approaches Horst wasone of two Lebanor esidcnts who dined at Prcsidcn1 nd Mrs Eisenhowers table The ther was Mrs Sara G Lcffler ice chairman of the GOP state Committee President Eisenhowers g o o c umor appeared remarkable in iew of the demands made upon im by politicos and members of he press It was an ordeal for him This reporter remarked lo Mrs Ciscnhower who looked as chic as vcr that the Presidents dispo ilion was certainly a merry one Mrs Eisenhower replied that the resident feels good because of he telegram he received from Dulles Wires She alluded to this wire from Secretary of Stale John Fosler Dul es 1 am happy to inform you hat everything including Saar as now been signed scaled and lelivercd I know you will rejoice vilh me that Ihe unity and freedom of Europe to which you conlrib ited so indispensably seems likely now lo be preservcti Faithfully Iours The news of the treaty had bro ken hours before in Paris But the resident did not receive Ihe wire rom Secretary Dulles until early afternoon A Secret Service man read the vire for the press as reporlers ar rived at the luncheon lent When he finished a reporter asked if the slalcment had been released at Washington How could it have been the Secret Service man counlerques Lioned The President himself got the telegram only three minutes Dally NEWS Photo CHATTING WITH MAMIE nwighi n Eisenhower at the Republican rally in Gettysburg yesterday is Mrs Sara G Lcffler of above nt left Mrs Lefflcr is vice chairman of the Republican Slate Coinmitlee The Eisenhowers 189acre farm ies about three miles south of jetlysburg Jt looks much like the farms in Lebanon County The farm house is massive J las been undergoing remodeling a an estimated cost of As President and Mrs Eisen Continued on Pace Two HAND TO MOUTH is the way the President likes his President Eisenhower set the pace as host lo Pennsyl vania Republicans at his Gettys burg farm Fruit was part of the nonpolitical menu HBomb Scientist Gets AEC Post WASHINGTON Oct UP President Eisenhower today ap pointed Dr John Von Neumann brilliant Hungarianborn mathema tician whose computations helped speed development of the Hbomb to a fiveyear term as a member of the Atomic Energy Commission Dr Von Neumann 50 has been a professor at the Institute for Ad vanced Study Princeton N for the past 20 years There he has worked closely with the institutes other woridrcnrnvncd mathemati cian Prof Albert Einstein Dr J Robert Oppenhoimer whose security clearance for atom Cnnltnatt nn rare tExPWsFace Army Trials For ted Spy Plotting WASHINGTON Oct 23 lie Army announced plans loday o courlrnartial a group of relumed risoncrs of Ihc Korean war on hargcs of helping Ihe Communists a network lo send spies nto Ihe United Stales Altogether 40 former POWs will o on trial The Army did not say nw many would be charged with ivolvcment in the spy network he others will be charged with ollaborating with Ihc Communisls hilc in prison camps The announcement indicated the rny is ready to begin the court larlial proceedings in Ihe near utiire The necessiiry pre rial nvcslignlions arc now being con hided il snid No names were divulged They yill be announced when court mar ial s lion is laken by local Army ommandcrs of Ihc Gls The mililary trials will climax in started last year when omc returned prisoners charged AMERICANS IN HOCK FOR In 53 WASHINGTON UP The people businesses and govern ments of this country ran up a stag gering debt of last year the Commerce Department has reported The debt total increased 5V4 per the year But the increase slowed or began to decline for most types of debt in the early months of 1954 the report said The year end debt was equivalent to 17 for each man woman and child in the country but it wasnt just people who owed the money 600CountyFamiliesAsk For Govt Surplus Food Approximately 600 city and county families registerec Saturday in the first count of persons eligible to receive gov ernment surplus foods Charles B Meiser administrator of the county project announced last night that a check of 15 registration placcp in the last hour of special sittings showed that number o families entered on the rolls The food federal government surplus will be distributed by the county under state government ar rangements after lists of eligible recipients are completed and other details are worked out Several county areas Meiser re ported showed light response He urged residents to aid in seeing that the needy in their areas sign up so they can receive the food when it arrives for distribution Biggest part of those registered was in the city A total of approx imately 403 applicants was counted at five city registration points Fifty volunteer workers turned out to man the registration places They will again sit for registering qualified applicants in the city anc county next Wednesday evening Oct 27 Praises Workers Meiser praised the voluntee workers for contributing t h e i time in the countys first mas registration of the needy Families with the specified num her of dependents and with is following corresponding maximum incomes are eligible One Continued on Fife Two 29 Hurt In Brief Skirmish White Negro Cons Clash In Mess Hall JEFFERSON CITY Oct 23 A major disturbance described as a race erupted today at the Missouri penitentiary and one convict was killed and 29 injured before guards and highway troopers quelled it The riot started at about and Warden Ralph Eidson announced at that nil convicts are back in their cells and the situation 13 under Nearly prisoners from two cell buildings wore involved The stale prison has been the scene of a month ago when four convicls were killed dur ing a fivemillion dollar riot Sev eral buildings were burned and scores of prisoners were injured at Hint time before troopers stopped The riot began in the dining hall of B and C buildings when about 500 white convicts started out after ther iTical Negro prisoners from A hall were lined up to march in They started yelling at the white prisoners Well either oat or Two Guards Fire Two guards in the dining hall at the lima fired several shots when the convicts clashed The dead prisoner was identified fellow prisoners with progressive and siding crtain urning vilh iheir Communist captors An Army official said several ifficers were included among the 0 soldiers Received Secret Information The Army received some infor mation about a secret Communist organization which returned Amer can POWs were supposed to set ip at home from CpJ Claude Continued nn Page Two fen Persons Injured In 14Car Turnpike Crash PITTSBURGH Oct 23 Ten persons were injured today none seriously and a read worker suffered a fatal heart attack when 14 cars piled up in accordionlike fashion on the fogshrouded Penn sylvania Turnpike about 12 miles north of here Slate police al Ihe Gibsonia Bar racks said the accident was touched off by a molorist traveling east who jammed on his brakes when he hit a fog pocket near the Butler Valcy Interchange Seven east bound cars plowed into Ihc slalled auto one bouncing across the med ial strip into the westbound lane where the bumping process was repeated by six other motorists Herman McDoIcy 54 Freedom a turnpike maintenance employee collapsed and died of a heart at tack as he tried lo warn other as Joseph Coffee 26yearold con victed burglar who had served Ihree years of a sixyear senlenca for burglary and larceny Eidson said Coffee was shot when two guards atlempled lo en ler a cell block of F and G build ings where convicls were hurling blazing1 furnilure the cell tiers The guards fired several shots in an effort to stop the rain of furnilure and bricks laken by pris oners from Ihe prison quadrangle One of the bullets struck Coffee who was on the third tier of cells Most of Ihe injured were hit by flying bricks and other debris Some were believed to have been shot by guards Ringleaders Taken As Negro prisoners walked into the dining hall Ihe riol started and guards immediately fired several shots The convicls dropped to the floor in a mad scramble lo avoid Ihe bullets About 30 minutes after the out break slartcd guards and heavily armed troopers marched about 30 prisoners out of the dining section It was believed theywere consid ered the ringleaders and were laken lo another part of the prison for questioning Col Thomas E Whilecotlon di rector of corrections rushed to the prison from a football game at Co lumbia abut 30 miles away He was at the game with Gov Phil M Donnelly but it was believed Donnelly stayed at the stadium There was no shooting after the initial disturbance in the dining hall drivers of the wreckage police Mrs Ada Obley Belle Vernon suffered a broken leg and her hus band lanceralions Police said Mrs Oblcy was the most seriously in jured of the 10 The others suffered various lancerations and were Ircalcd at the New Kensington and Wilkinsburg Hospitals State police set total damage lo the 14 cars at Dad Sees Girl I Killed By Freight FLEETWOOD Pa UP yearold Marion Shirley Barrell was struck and killed by a Read ing freight train Saturday de spite desperate efforts by her fa ther and lame grandfather to pull her to safely The accident occurred at a pri vate crossing near the grand fathers home here The engineer William R Royslon of burg said he did not see the youngster in time to stop his diesel engine Shirley was living with her fami ly at the grandparents home until her father Ralph could finish building his own home nearby The youngster was with her father while he was working on the house this mornftg He failed to had wandered away He said he looked up and saw her standing on the tracks un aware of the approaching freight Continued en Tira Wanted HOMES Galore J J FRANK Bealiar   

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