New Castle News, February 27, 1959

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February 27, 1959

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New Castle News (Newspaper) - February 27, 1959, New Castle, Pennsylvania NEW CASTLE NEWS SEVENTY-EIGHTH No. 304 NEWS 4-6651 NEW CASTLE, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1959 -28 PAGES NEWS 4-6651 SEVEN CENTS A COPY REGIONAL PLAN BEING CONSIDERED Trawler Incident Report Is Awaited By Navy Officials By CHARLES CORDDRY WASHINGTON U.S. Navy destroyer steamed toward Newfoundland today .to make a full report on its boarding of a Russian fishing trawler: to check whether it had damaged a multi-million-dollar Transatlantic cable network. was rip immediate indication whether Moscow would the a major issue to further strain relations or accepi it as, a routine .move under an international frWty to protect undersea cables. A five-man party from: the de- stroyer Roy O. Hale scrambled aboard the'-Soviet ship Novoros- sisk at noon Thursday about 120 miles northeast of St. foundland. An initial report by Lt. Cmdr. E. J. Xorte, skipper of the Hale, said his men found no evidence the Russian vessel was bent on anything "other than fish- But the question of whether the ship had .damaged.the 'cables by accident was Will Study, Report, .Korte turned the destroyer; Io- wa r d 'Argentia, Newfoundland where he was due tonight. The State Department will'have to de- cide on the basis of Korte's de- tailed .report what, if any repre- sentations it will make to the Kremlin. No resistance to the U.S. board- Ing .party was 'encountered, ac- cording- to Adm. Jerauld Wright, U.S. Atlantic Fleet commander. He said the. trawler's master was "friendly and cooperative." Conversations between the American sailors and the Russian crew were conducted in French. A spokesman for Canadian Over, acas Telecommimi cat ions Corp. part owners' of one of the broken Transatlantic cables, said Thursday night at Montreal that "we had, and have had, no rea- sons to -suspect this was anything other than a routine break." Pentagon Approves Boarding The Defense Department said the boarding order was issued by Wright with the approval of De- fense Secretary Neil H. McElroy. The White House said President Eisenhower was advised the de- stroyer had been sent to the area. The boarding was carried put under an 1884 treaty for protec- tion of submarine cables. Czarist Russia signed the treaty and the Soviet Union ratified it in 1026. The treaty provides that damag- ing underscas cables either wil- fully or by culpable negligence is a punishable offense. The Sovirl Union would be responsible for Im- posing any penalties involving a Russian ship. Five cable breaks have occurred since last Saturday along the course in which the Soviet ship tad been operating. Two repair ships were enroute from Halifax to grapple the tele graph cable from storm swept. Icy Atlantic. Bus Authority Receives Loan The Public Transportation A tTsority yesterday received loan from the Greater New Development Corp. Murray S. Stephens, GNCDC presented check for the loan to Robert Ho-jlt, Authority treas- urer, p.m. Houk said the check was placed In the Author Ily's general fund. The loan had been requested by tlte Authority for operating capita In resuming bus service Monday throughout the city. A note for 60-day Interest free loan was ap- proved Tuesday by the Authority and presented Richard E. Rentz GNCDC, president. ADD NEW CARS PITTSBURGH New York Centra! System- announced today a modernization program of Its freight car fleet at a cosi of 17 million dollars. The program includes purchase of new hoppers. yiacrnillan Feels Siimmif Meeting Only Salvation By-HENRY SHAPIRO KIEV, U.S.S.R. Prime Minister Harold Macmlllnn s "more inclined to yield" on subject of..summit talks than is President Eisenhower if 11 seems he only .-way to prevent war h Berlin, responsible diplomats said Daily Weather Report Partly cloudy and warm today High to 55. Cloudy ,wiUi occa slonal rain tonight ending MI Sat Low tonight M to M. High Sainrday M to 45 Weather statistics for the M- koar period ending- 7 i.m. are Maximum temperature, 47. Minimum temperature, 31. Precipitation, .07, ruin. River slaire, 8.8 feel. Statistics; for the name date a year follow: Maximum temperatare, 4t. Minimum temperature, 31. rrceipttatlM, Hirer stare, 1.1 feet. American Might In Berlin Is Prepared ioday. Today marked the 'half way 'grace" offered by the Soviets jefore they turn over Berlin con rols to the Communist East Germans May 27 and events cas' Macmillan in the role of middle man in breaking the diplomatic stalemate. President Eisenhower re iected the idea of top level talks Soviet Premier Nikila Xhrushche rejects anything less than" the summit while still maintaining Soviet determination to hand thi Berlin lifelines over to East Ger niany.- There was no doubt, Mac mill an ilands by the Western call for a 'oreign ministers conference on Berlin and that he firmly put this call to Khrushchev in person, bu after five days of talks with Khru shchev he was reported less op posed to a summit meeting thai Elsenhower. But it is felt the prime minister may reluctantly. urge the West- it to. parley with Khru shchev II nothing else will prc vent conflict over Berlin. The feeling in most serious dip lomatic circles in Russia was tha Macmillan definitely was looking for a way to head off war ovc: Berlin and that the s u m m i should not be rided out even firmness of Elsen Hower's declaration at hi Wednesday news conference. GNCA To Coordinate Study For Possible Establishment Of Metropolitan Commission The Greater New Castle Association will coordinate a study by metropolitan area municipalities and municipal planning commissions on the possible establishment of a regional planning commission. An explanation of regiorial planning commission functions was presented to 78 plan- ning and municipal officials and interested citizens last night at The Castlefon by James. Pickford, regional director of planning for the state Coinmerce Department, and Heinz Fenichel, director of the Central Westmoreland (County) Regional Planning Commission, Officials of the city, county and all -suburban municipalities except Union Twp. and South New Castle Borough were present at the meeting. pfflcials at planning discussion yesterday Include (L-R) Smith, ,Plckford, Fenichel Paul G. Ding-ledy, chairman of GNCA Committee on City and Suburban Development. West Berliners Await May 27 By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Editor BERLIN Russian ultimatum to the Western Allies' to get out of Berlin by May 27 reached its halfway mark today and found West Berliners "apprehensive but un afraid." Both they and their American allies here are convinced the Russians fully intend on May 27 to hand over to the Communist East Germans the land and air controls thai are Berlin's Jifeliries. r American military sources here carefully avoid talk which might'entangle them in a political situation, and they are carefully avoiding talk which the Russians might in- terpret as threatening. Common Plan On Sewage Is Urged For Townships The Neshannock Area Taxpayers' Protective League last night requested the township board of supervisors to work with other townships interested in the metropolitan sewage system to formulate "a common plan" to be pre- sented to the city and the "supervisors of the various town- ships." In a second motion, the volcd to ask a now-forming Union! Twp. league arid the Shenango' Twp. Progressive Council to re- quest supervisors In their town- Dulles Hoping To Resume Job WASHINGTON (UPI) Admin- istration officials said today thnt ailing Secretary of State John Foster Dulles is taking a greater part in foreign policy each day and shows every intention of re- suming his post full-time if at all possible. The secretary, under massive radiation treatment for cancer, gave dramatic evidence of this increased participation when he summoned his top aides to Wal- ter Heed Army Medical Center late Thursday for a strategy con- ference on Berlin. Schedule Change Listed For Authority Bus Runs Changes hive been listed on Hw runs of Public Transportation Authority buses when service begins Monday, H. Leroy Sheaff, general manager, has an- nounced. The new routes are: Ave. and Moravia St. to Public Square. Jefferson St. and Hamil- ton St. According to Shoaff, none of the line routes have been changed and the change! were primarily Installed to obtain schedules In the Public Square "as near as we n." A complete schedule of runs will be published in tomorrow's News. Shoaff said buses will run at 20 minute intervals. Shoaff reminded riders tire Au- thority would take off. any line found to be unprofitable. Shoaff and Joseph Armond, as- sistant general manager and sup- erintendent of drivers, the routes are: From the Public Square west to At- Itntlc Are.; south to Cedar St. then along tile set route to the S. Liberty St. turnaround. Ave.-Moravia St. The same north of Washington St. south from Washington on Mill St to Long Ave.; Long Ave. to Moravia St.; south to Charles St.; east to Jefferson St.; north to Ter- race Ave.; west to Moravia St.; north on Moravia to Long Ave. and east on Long to Mill St. iscade Park-Grant St. The same route Is planned, Shoaff said, except every third once an will be run on Sampson St, Ave.-W. Washington St. The same route as before. St. Hamilton St. The same route is planned for Jef- Under the schedule set up by terson st. north of Washington SL and Jor the HamlUon south of Washington St. Ave. The same route is planned except that buses will leave the Public Square 15 min- utes later than prevlously.-Shoaff said. -f But- Iheir conversation leaves doubt that military plans have been prepared for an emergency and that they believe they can carry tliem out. Officer Coins Phrase It was an American briefing of- ficer who coined the phrase "ap prehensivc but unafraid." Conver- sations by this correspondent with West Berlin business people bear him out. Here, only a thin, at times al- most Imaginary, line divides East and West. Sometimes it runs along a quiet residential street. At oth- es, it might he an impressive marker such as the Brandenburg Gate. An East German customs officer stands guard there, amid rubble marked, off on the one hand by ruins of the old Heichs- chancellory and on the other by' the foundation which once was that of the American Embassy. Business in gaily-lighted, pros- perous West Berlin goes on as usual. But there is no one, either in East or West Berlin, who does not seem aware of the May 27 dead- line, first announced by Russian Premier Nlkita Khrushchev three months ago and reiterated with threatening overtones in Moscow 48 hours ago. Convinced Of Crisis Germans and Allies are con- vinced here that a real crisis is hand. They do not believe it will erupt the moment the East Germans fake over the communications con- trols. Some do not even believe that Berlin is the real target of the Khrushchev campaign. Dr. Karl Silex, chief editor of the Berlin .newspaper Der Tages- spiegel and one of the most re- spected observers here, believes that the Russian objective is a permanent division of Germany. He believes the Russians know the Americans will not get out of Berlin and that therefore the Ber- lin issue almost could be de- scribed as a decoy. He believes a; necessity of Khrushchev's seven-year plan Is stabilized Eastern Europe, inte- grated permanently into the So- viet system on (hat basis whist Khrushchev really wants is a sep< arate peace treaty with an inter- nationally recognized East Ger- many. ships to take similar action. In the motions, presented by Director Frank Morcttl, the Neshannock league asked their " accept or reject" any program on sewage at its Monday meeting. In discussions before Moretli's motions were presented, the board indicated sufficient infor- mation has not been- presented on -plans and costs :to favor a quick decision that would shut the door on a metropolitan sewer program. The board questioned the desirability of erecting five individual sewage plants arounc the city. Louis A. Orlando, board chairman, said that Shenango Twp. residents have not aban- doned hope ft metropolitan sys- tem can be established. City Council voted Feb. 17 not permit Shenango Twp. to join the city's system as recom- mended in the report of Consocr, ijTownsend and Associates, city I consulting engineers, for a metro- Ipolltan sewer system. The board indicated last night the township metropolitan proposal might in elude revisions of the Consocr. Townsend and Associate pro- gram. The Neshannock league also said the adoption by the town- ship supervisors of a separate sewage disposal system may make a metropolitan program between the city and other par- ticipating townships more diffi- cult. Facsimile NEW P O S r s. Clare Boofhe Luce, former U.S. Am- bassador to Italy, was nominat- ed by President Elsenhower yesterday to be Ambassador to Brazil H was announced in Washington. Will Accept Lockout Ruling Samuel president of the Shenango Valley Transporta- tion Co., said today he will not appeal a state Bureau of Employ- ment Security decision that would give unemployment benefits to company employes. Friedman raid he 'would not spend further money to appeal the decision which said a work stop-i page by Local 89, Amalgamated j Association ol Street Electric Rail-; way and Motor Coach Employes _ of America, was a lockout. The maximum benefits that could be received under the appeal would be payments to the 26 em-j ployes of The local bureau! office said funds.would be paid to SVTC employes only for tune which they had not been working elsewhere since bus service ended Aug. 6. The union will work now for the Public Transportation Au- thority. DEATH RECORD Friday, Feb. Z7, 1959 Mrs. William C. Wright, 59 306 Mission Meade. J. Norman Smith, 79, Pitts burgh, Pa. Mrs. Edward Pawlukewlcz (Pal kovlch) 62, 1504 Grimes St. Vinoenzo Glannone, 74, 1337 Crolon Ave. James Norman Fowler, 68, 211 S. Ray St. Sarah Gertrude Woods, 436 Neshannock Ave. eek Solution o Ailing Bus jnes In State HArtttlSBUIlG spe clal Senate committee seeking eglslalive cures for Pennsylva nla's ailing bus industry will open its Inquiry with public hearing in Alloona tonight and at Johns :own Saturday. Sen. Charles H. Majlery. (R comrhitioe chairman, sal< :he meetings would have the dua lurpose 'of mprtialing 'support fo wo possible remedies he alread) las proposed. His bills, with in llial Senate approval, would ex ciupl public transportation author ilics from paying gasoline taxe and license fees for their buses Altoona, which is In Mallery1 home district, has a public trans portatlon authority. The Altoona meeting, sclicd ulcd Alto for p.m. in Hotel will take the Penn testimony Mrs. Gertrude E. Cameron, 61, Pulaskl. Mrs. Edwin Main, 11, Ellwood City. 'rom Mayor Hobert W. Anthony members of the city council am representatives of the industrla development section of the loca chamber of commerce. Seek Solution Sen. Ernest F. Walker a committee member; sail lie has lined up for the Johns lown session Mayor Waller E Rose, council members and rep rcscnlativcs of the chamber c commerce, labor, mining, U. S Steel, Bethlehem Steel and loca transportation firms. The meeting is booked for the Fort Stonwi: Hotel at noon Saturday. "We are trying to find anythin to keep mass transportation 01 the Walker said. "Man companies arc in bad finanein condition and look like they ar going to fold. We owe it to Hi people to keep them in opera lion." Besides Mallery .and Walker committee members include Re publican Sen. George N. Wad (Cumberland) and Democrat Thomas J. Kalman (Fayelte) an William V. Mullln Local Government Form Gets From Panel Charter Commissioners Hear Experts By O. K. PATTON Staff Writer (First of a jerlei day'i aesskM eily charter study' eorarnistloni.) Nearly. 40 persons including members of five Third Class City Charter Commissions met with Pennsylvania Economy League officials and experts in municipal government in an all-day session ycslerdny at Pittsburgh. Speakers In general Untied the lirtmg.mayor or city man- plant but the lona BO (or weak mayor) form is in gse in all of the state's third class cities. Representing the New Castle commission were Chairman Charles E. McGrath, r Secretary William J. Kinnard, Frances H. Maxwell and William E..Erk. Be- sides New the commis- sions represented were Altoona, Sharon, Greensburg and Erie. Pennsyvanla -Economy League officials who spoke were Dr. David H. Kurtzmsn, PEL director of research; Jrimes G. Willlarni, PEL 'coaniy coordina- tor; and Neil C. Blmton. PEL research Councilnvu CHbum briefed Uie group on the strong-mayor form the form under which and which he John A. Pauliu, manager o< Mt. Lebonon Twp., 'discussed his duties as manager and praised that form of government. Blanton dlncusKd the pretent commission form being used In third class cities. He scorer! the commission form as did Kurteman who quoted from aa undisclosed source that (Tex.) saffered a loruMto M yean we tlte eati. nlom fora governmeM ever The commission form began la Galveston, Tex., following a dls- asterous hurricane after which a committee of businessmen divided municipal -'responslbilllles and carried them Banlon did, however, concede that commission gpvernmctit ojn and has produced, good goverfv. ment but only In 'an "ideal situa- tion." Each of the five commissions gave progress reports at the end of with much of the discussion centered on the public wbkh UMT an laced Regional planning, according to 'ciilchcl, is based on the aim to control change to give a better ornmunlly in the future." Recommends Master Plan Fonichcl recommended the adorn on of a "master plan" which looks at nn area as it exists nnd it is here." The plan Is based, 'enlclicl said, on: use plan, what (lie land uses arc and where the uses "could and should" be located. system, how land uses arc connected. facilities. we can pay for all im- provements." Tools for the master plan Feni- :hDl suid, are: controls. In the plan, Fenichel said, "phys- cal conditions must be looked at without considering municipal lountlnrlcs. Fenichel, explaining ifs program In Greensburg, said iroblcms In that nrea included a flooding creek, traffic, parking and ichools that wero common in all our participating municipalities, Plcliford said the regional plan- ning commission would have no legislative powers and would he 'strictly ndvlsory" to its members. Among regional problems, Pick- ford fin Id, are sewers, highways, transportation and land-use. Under a regional planning com- mission, Pickord said, participating municjpnlitles con use a profes- sonal'planncr anil "pick his brains Wens." Pickford ad tied the participating municipalities can 'pool financial resources." The, municipalities can pay for the pro- on a proportionate basis of population or or; market value of property. Federal Aid Pickford said the federal govern- ment will pay for 50 per cent of planning study costs with the par- Icipating municipalities paying the other half. Fenichel said the frccnsburg program is financed by from the city; from IIcmpflcM Twp. and each 'rom Southwest Greensburg and South Greensburg Boroughs; the county matching the total contri- butions of the four municipalities and the 50 per cent allocation from the Federal government. Fenichel said the 1959 budget of Hie planning commission is 000, amounting to a per capita cost of In addition to the regional plan- ning program, Fenichel said, he gives "day by day" help to particU paling municipalities and their in- dividual planning commissions. Pckford warned, however, that' unless a program is kept active; the work is wasted. Would Show Interest Mayor Edward A. DcCarbo, ing for the special study session! said each participating municipal- ity attending would show its inlerf est in the program. Mayor DeCarbo added that by attending the meet- ing no municipality would comj mit itself to (he regional program until each municipality had for- mally voted to enter the program. '_ Lewis Dayton, chairman of the Neshannock Twp. Planning and (Continued On 2, Column 3i INSIDE TODAYS NEWS Classified ......26 Hadlo, TV 29 Cross Word___19 (Editorial 4 Elhvooii .......21 Obituary 2 NEWS Facsimile STAYS ON Steven V. Carter (R) (D-Ii.) puts his firm around his son, Steven Anthony Carter, 19, In hU Washington office after, he -told the House he will keep hb iron m hit Congressional payroll, but wilt oat hlj from to Uw dbclMore tut week th.t tcrVmrwai wwklng In hir.-offtee at ahnott ilZ.Mt year, a M been In .''.'i'.1 r' .t Sports .........24 Stockj TheAters .i.....Ig PHONES 4-JS5I WANT J-8511 Arthur Momete' He Vhls 'seeds selected, best that he could find, of rege- (ables and flowers he has a W kind. There's brnssel sprouts anal letfnce, pansfes .of many hues, spectrum will be shamed this with 'gay and sundry hues. matoes of disllnctlon, pcpperi lima beans, Swiss chard and alp he'll have, and other kl ft fntn. The xardei wtO manoMth, at leairf Near tar, M watt Wl MuojiMr i H'i ;