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   Titusville Herald  (Newspaper) - September 26, 1959, Titusville, Pennsylvania                                Ulaybe Warm Showers Western Rather cloudy Saturday with chance of few showers northwest portion spreading southwesterly late in the day high 8288 Sunday rather cloudy warm and windy with scat tered showers likely Temperatures on Sports Page 1859 1959 Published in the Birthplace ofthe Oil st Daily Paper in the Oil 1865 SEVEN CENTS TITUSVILLE PA SATURDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 26 1959 Over 6800 Copies Sold Daily CENTENNIAL OF OIL 73 Day Steel Walkout Negotiations Collapse McDonald Going Home Charges Finns Union Busting NEW YORK AP Fruitless negotiations in the nations 73day steel strike collapsed completely Friday The breakdown height ened the possibility of TaftHart ley law intervention by the gov ernment to open the struck mills The striking United Steelwork ers Union said it saw no point in continuing the talks as long as industry insists on work regulat ing concessions The union says these are aimed at union bust ing We are going home an nounced the union president Da vid J McDonald This farcical filibuster has ended He added that the union stands ready to resume talks if it re ceives from industry an honest offer worthy of consideration by selfrespecting steel McDonald was asked if the un ion would resume talks if the gov ernment requests it We have never resisted a call of our government But we see no sense in coming to New York City The seat of the gov ernment is in Washington The seat of the steel industry is in Pittsburgh he replied Chief industry negotiator R Conrad Cooper said the industry still is prepared to resume nego tiations Monday We hope that the union will reconsider its position and join with us then in a renewed effort to break the deadlock This has been our agreed seat of negotia tions We plan to be here We want to bargain and we want to reach an agreement he added in a statement Pulled Out in August McDonald pulled out of negotia tions once before for a three week period in August But sec ondstring union negotiators then continued talks with the industry This time the union said its com ptetely closing up shop here However the chief federal me diotor Joseph F Finnegan said We dont intend to let this thing drift in view of its impact on 600000 souls and its impact on the national economy The right to set the time and place of meet ings is a function of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Serv ice Finnegan indicated there might be a change of locale when talks in Washing ton More than 500000 steelworkers plus thousands of workers in re lated industries have been made idle since the strike began July 14 The union is seeking unspeci fied wage increases which the in dustry claims would be inflation ary the steel strike apparently is beginning to affect the huge auto industry In Detroit during the day Wards Automotive Reports blamed the strike for a 20 per cent September decline in auto sales The breakdown in negotiations in this final weekof September heightened the possibility of Taft Hartleyi law intervention by the White House Secretary of Labor James P Mitchell said recently he would recommend the TaftHartley pro cedure if the strike extended into October and created a national emergency Invoking the law would bring about an 80day re sumption of work for fact finding and cooling off But it would not prevent a renewal of the strike at the end of that time Wants Hike In School Subsidies LEWTSTOWN Pa AP The Central Pennsylvania School Ad ministrators Assn Friday called on the State House of Representa tives to act upon legislation pro viding an increase in school sub sidies The bill has been stalled in committee since April 6 It would require an additional outlay of some million dollars by the stata The association which com prises 13 central Pennsylvania counties in another resolution at a meeting here urged the oration of the general public to press for legislative action on the KlI At the meeting where 44 school administrators from nine of the counties Will You Please Shovel It All COLORADO SPRINGS Colo AP Snowdrifts four to five feet the first of the season were shoveled Friday from the automobile road to the 14110 foot summit of Pikes Peak U S Steel President Recovering HYANNIS Mass F Munford president of the strike idled US Steel Corp who suffer ed a knife wound and a brain stroke on successive days was reported making good recovery progress Friday Munford 59 had been under treatmentfour weeks for nervous exhaustion and fatigue when on Wednesday he suffered a three inch abdominal wound while in the kitchen of his 12room summer home in Chatham Dist Atty Edmund Dnis said after investigation that it appear ed Munford had accidentally fallen on a kitchen knife while putting away cooking utensils Munford underwent surgery after a 22mile ambulance run to the Cape Cod Hospital Soviets Print K Cartoon Spectactular Event Is First In History MOSCOW AP For the firs time in history the Soviet pres published a cartoon of Premie Nikita Khrushchev Friday This event dramatized the spec tacular change in Soviet report ing brought about by Khrush chevs trip to the United States There never was cartoon of Stai in or any other Soviet premier Pravda officials confirmed this a a first Fridays printed in the Commu nist party organ was reprintec from the Hungarian newspape Nepszabadsag In evident refer ence to burying references whicl have been plaguing Khrushchev with Mayor Nor ris Poulson of Los Angeles i showed him with a spade abou to dig a grave Looking on were Eisenhowe and other unidentified figures The caption said Gentlemen we have some public works to ge done Lets bury the hatchet to gether GOP Leader Says Budget Is Enough for Services Defends Cuts And Answers Gov Lawrence DUNCANNON Pa AP A House Republican leader Friday night defended the cutsmade in Gov Lawrences budget and called protests from Lawrence and other administration leaders a propa ganda barrage The reduced budget recom mended by the Republican Senate will provide enough money for es sential services if the money is wisely spent declared Rep Al bert W Johnson Republican floor leader The GOP controlled Senate Wednesday trimmed 58 million dollars from Housepassed appro priations under the administra tions budget Lawrences protest that the Re publican cuts were budget fak ery were followed Thursday by protestsfrom almost all of the de partment heads in the Democratic administration What Lawrence is hollering about is that he wants 58 million dollars more Johnson said in re marks prepared for an American Legion meeting in this Perry County comunity The McKean County legislator candidate for the State Superior Court declared The Legislature inpaying off the recordbreakiqg former Gov George Leader deficit of 141 mil lion dollars and in adding 171 mil lion dollars in new spending over the last biennium budget has al ready enacted over 300 million do Jars in new taxes this year The insatiable appetite of the Democrats for more and more spending and higher and higher taxes must be curbed and unless we Republicans curb it no one else will Tito Tells Benson Hed Like To Visit BELGRADE Yugoslavia President Tito told US Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson Friday hed like to visit the United States Benson and the independent Communist leader exchanged greetings over glasses of tomato juiceat Titos villa You should come to visit our country sometime said Benson who is trying out what he calls familytofamily diplomacy to build good will for the United States and Eastern Europe I should like to Tito replied Thats eveidently as far as it went Benson said later he had not brmally renewed an invitation hat President Eisenhower extend ed to Tito in 1957 to make such a rip An Important Visitor 16 Die in Alaska Air Accident Airliner Hits Rugged Peak In Aleutians Mrs NTfa KJirashchw wife of the Soviet Premier visits Childrens Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medfetjf Center ANCHORAGE Alaska AP Sixteen persons died Friday night when a commercial airliner flying over the wild rugged Aleutian Islands smashed into a mountain side and burst into flames A search party worked its way up to the 2000foot level on the side of an unnamed 5000foot peak of Great Sitkin Island and re ported there were no survivors in the wreckage of the Reeve Aleut ian Airways DC4 A Navy pilot who first spotted the wreckage said only the tail section of the fourengined airlin er was intact The remainder of the plane was still burning when first sighted The airliner piloted by Eugene Strouse widely known Alaska air man carried a crew of five two civilians and nine military seven from the Air Force one Army one Navy Strouse as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force once command ed an air rescue squadron in Alaska His wife and two children live here and his father 0 B Strouse at Topeka Kan Other crew members all of An chorage were Robert Pollom co pilot Bryan Green flight engi neer and Lorraine Henderson and Betty Burke stewardesses Names of the passengers were withheld by the airline and the military until relatives were no tified The plane was outbound from Anchorage to Adak on a flight that serves military bases and small communities of the island chain Boys Invade Classroom Rob Teacher NEW fORK AP Two teen aged boys boldly invaded a fifth grade classroom Friday and at knifepoint robbed a teacher while her small pupils screamed in ter ror The teacher Mrs Betty Koffer lost in a pocketbook the two Sfegro youths took from her They xth were said to be about 16 years old Mrs Koffer was holding class or about 25 pupils ranging in age rom 9 to 11 in her fourth floor classroom at PS 109 a grammar school on East 99th St When she saw the youths ap proach she told police she as sumed they wanted to ask about one of her pupils As she sought o aid them one youth pulled out a knife and told her I dont dig you lady Mrs Koffer and several of her upils screamed The second youth grabbed the eachers pocketbook from a desk and the pair walked out of the classroom and disappeared Mrs Koffer told police she was sure the young thugs were not students at the school which has classes through the sixth grade for children from 5 to about 12 years old Police Lt Louis Cottell assigned even detectives to seek the in ruders and added Ill stick around until we get those bums Daylight Time Will Be 4 Crazy Quilt Bv The Associated Press Daylight Saving Time ends Sun ay in a crazyquilt pattern of ommunities across the United tetes Clocks will be moved back an our at 2 am Sunday regaining he time lost when the hour hand as advanced last April 26 Not all the communities that tarted out with DST then how ver will switch back Sunday Most areas observing the sum mer time schedule generally be gin in April but the end comes in confusing welter of areas and ates Some places end DST the last unday in September and some ie last Sunday in October de fending on local choice And com munities in more than 20 states not observe DST at all Hikes Toll Call BUENOS AIRES Argentina AP The governmentowned telephone company has raised the pnbfic call toff from 50 centavos threefifths of cent to one 15 Stolen Car Hits Tree In Gresham A youth driving a stolen car sideswiped a parked auto in the 200 block of West Central Avenue about oclock last night and minutes later hit a tree along Route 27 in Gresham The hitrun driver fled from the stolen auto but police said they know his identity The stolen car a 1953 Chevrolet was owned by Tom Nichols of Titusville RD 2 It was a total loss The parked car a 1956 Chevro let sedan is owned by John Wag ner 25 of 412 S Franklin St Wagner was sitting in his car when it was sideswiped on the right side His car had been stolen two weeks ago yesterday and abandoned in the Mystic Park vi cinity Testimony In Cinders Case Ends HARRISBURG days of testimony from 45 witnesses ended Friday in the trial of two Westmoreland County men ac cused of cheating the state in cin ders deliveries Final summation arguments are scheduled to be presented Satur day After that the jury will begin its deliberations On trial are Frank J Petrosky Greensburg cinders contractor and Earl J Broker of Irwin for mer assistant highways superin tendent In their concluding testimony they asserted their method of de livering cinders saved the state some during the winter of 195657 The state has produced depart ment records indicating Petrosky was paid for cinders delivered to Rostraver Township However it charged the cinders in question tons were delivered to North Huntingdon Township Petrosky and Broker based their defense on emergency weather conditions during which they said ashes were needed more urgent ly in North Huntingdon Township than in Rostraver Township They testified the state saved an estimated by having the cinders delivered where they were needed and when they were ned d Seek Cause Of French Air Disaster BORDEAUX France AP Government experts combed a splintered woodland Friday for the cause of Frances worst civil air disaster It killed 53 people Twelve survivors were treated for burns fractures and shock All nine crewmembers perished one on reentering the burning wreck The official passenger roll listed three Britons as the only nonFrench passengers Bound for Africa Thursday night the fourengined DC7 strained into the air after a falter ing takeoff floundered then plunged into a pine forest Its gas tanks spewed flames high into the night sky In the shattered fuselage pas sengers screamed as flames en gulfed them Two persons in wiped out A steady rain had little effect on the flames The worst previous French civil crash was in Cairo in 1956 when 52 persons died No details of the investigation were revealed by the government or the privately owned airline TAI Transports Aeriens Inter The last reported radio contact with the plane was when it was cleared to take off Crowds watched the crash from the airport where many had just wished relatives and friends bon voyage Commie K Gets 1500 Votes for Firm Director RICHMOND Va worlds No 1 Communist re ceived 1500 votes Friday in an election to a purely capitalistic postdirector of a large corpora tion Morton Adler of New York cast the votes for Soviet Pre mier Nikita Khrushchev to be a member of the board of direc tors of VirginiaCarolina Chem ical Corp The Soviet leader didnt get the job A frequent critic of the cor poration Adler termed Khrush chev a master export safes mart1 France in Brief UN Walkout Resents Arabs Algeria Speech But Returns By MILTON BESSER UNITED NATIONS NY AP walked out of the UN General Assembly Friday in pro test against charges by Saudi Arabias chief delegate that the French army in Algeria were tor turers thirsting for blood But members of the French delegation returned at the conclu sion of a vitrolic speech by Ahmad Shukairy 51 a Palestinian Arab who at one time represented Syria at the United Nations A spokesman for the delegation said its members did not want to listen to insulting language Shukairy referred to the state ment by French President Charles de Gaulle offering selfdetermina tion to the Algerian people provid ed peace is restored De Gaulle said Algeria would be considered at peace if no more than 200 vio lent deaths occurred in a year What sort of dead mathematics brought about this figure of the dead Shukairy demanded We know there are some blood thirsty colons French colonists who are ready to step up the maxi mum figure of President de Gaulle We know such thirst for blood is to be found in the French army evidenced by the most brutal acts of torture com mitted against the people of geria Victor A Belaunde of Peru 75 yearold Assembly president in terrupted Shukairy and asked him not to use language that might disturb the atmosphere of the Assembly Shukairy replied that he believed freedom of speech was guaranteed at theUnited Nations then went on with his prepared text Later he remarked to a reporter on the French action I hope they walk out of Alge ria Actually members of the French delegation headed by tall white haired Ambassador Armand Be rard walked out of the blue and gold Assembly hall before Shu kairy made his reference to the French army But they had read that portion of the speech in advance of its delivery A French press officer had hurried a copy into the As sembly with the reference under lined Crude Oil Stocks Rise WASHINGTON A P The Bureau of Mines reported Thurs day stocks of domestic and foreign crude petroleum totaled 250188 000 barrels m Sept 19 a net in crease of 1033000 barrels for the week Domestic crude increased 1447000 Foreign crude decreased 414000 Daily average production was 6823000 barrels an increase of 10000 Runs to stills averaged 7 994000 a decrease of 187000 Stocks by grade or origin and change from previous week in thousands of Pennsylvania grade 2659 Dec 32 other Appalachian 2091 inc 58 Bombs Kill 3 ALGIERS Algeria xmbs exploded in the heart of Algiers at the peak of the shop sing hour Friday killing three arsons Ike Krushy Begin Cold War Talks In Jovial Atmosphere Mrs K Likes Visit Wants to Return By FRANCES LEVVINE WASHINGTON AP Mrs Nikita Khrushchev said Friday shed like to come back to the United States again and she be lieves cultural exchange visits make for better understanding better knowledgeof one another Contacts between women she added would be equally condu cive to solution of problems of the world Sometimes smiling and some times serious Mrs Khrushchev handled her very first news con ference with apparent ease She acknowledged she was wor ried about it And at the start she smilingly called Mrs Henry Cabot Lodge wife of the US ambassa dor to the UN and Mrs Llewel lyn Thompson wife of the Ameri can ambassador to the Soviet Un ion to sit beside her Both women have been travel ing with Mrs Khrushchev across country If you attack me too much theyll defend me She said with a smile But she need ed no defense as she answered a wide range of questions about her self and her country Her gray hair low on her neck in a hairnet wearing a white and gray figured dress with a Vneck the Soviet First Lady sat on a green chair in the Presidents guest house Mrs K said she doesnt like drew applause from the 20 newspaperwomen some of whom came from as far away as London Farm matters political econ omy and topics of interest to her husband seemed mostly to inter est Mrs Khrushchev She said she had learned a lot about agriculture making Sunday excursions to farms with Khrush chev Explaining some misunder standing about the Khrushchev family she said the Soviet Pre miers first wife died during a famine and that she and Nikita were married in 1924 There were two children of Khrushchevs first ia now about 39 and a son Leo nid a pilot killed in combat in World War II Nina Khrushchevs children are Rada about 29 Sergei 24 and Yelena 21 a student at Moscow University Yelena did not corne along on the trip Medical Monk Assassinates Prime Minister of Ceylon Motive May Be Old Conflict On Medical Practice BULLETIN COLOMBO Ceylon AP Prime Minister Solomon Ban daranaike died Saturday from bullet wounds inflicted Friday by an assassin clad In the robes of i Buddhist monk COLOMBO Ceylon AP A professed Buddhist medical monk whipped a pistol from his saffron robes Friday and critically wound ed Prime Minister Solomon Ban daranaike who led this island na tion into the Asian neutral bloc The attacker was captured He was shot in one knee by a sentry as he sought to flee the Prime Ministers private bungalow at Rosmead lace Colombos most luxurious residential area Three of his burst of six bullets lit Bandaranaike damaging the liver spleen and one arm of the Tail British educated aristocrat who was a champion of Ceylonese Independence from Britain On a hospital stretcher the 60 yearold Prime Minister forgave lim and appealed for compassion For this foolish man The bullets were removed and Bandaranaike was given four pints of blood during five hours of cor rective surgery Doctors said he stood the operation well and that although he was still in danger lis condition was satisfactory He isstill gravely ill a medi cal bulletin said Gov Gen Sir Oliver Goonetil leke the representative of Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed a state of emergency virtual martial law He called for absolute peace and calm throughout this richly en dowed British Commonwealth land of 10 million oftenbickering peo ple Army navy and air force re serves were mobilized Meetings and processions were banned The shooting came just three days before Bandaranaike was to leave for New York to address the UN General Assembly After a speech there Tuesday he was to have gone to Washington for talks with President Eisenhower and on to London Bonn and Cairo Speculation on the motive for the assassination attempt cen tered around an old conflict be tween practitioners of Western style medicine and Eastern heal ing methods known as AyurVeda which employ massage hot com presses and secret herb com pounds Ulemas Want Iraq Back DAMASCUS Syria AP Moslem ulemas learned men in Syria Friday called Islamic and Ariab nations to holy war to opple the antiIslam Red regime n raq They called Iraqi Premier Abdel Karim Kas sem a heretic They charged his regime was controlled by enemies of Allah meaning Communists HAS TRIP SOFTENED KHRUSHCHEV Only Spots Appear Around Fringes By J M ROBERTS Associated Press News Analyst Now the carnival part is over and the participants in the last weeks greatest show on earth must get down to business The United States has tried to show Nikita Khrushchev some of ler mores some of the things that make her great In turn he has been trying to convince Americansas he put it limself that Russians dont eat babies The show will be resumed on Sunday when the Soviet Premier will report to press and public whatever he wants to report about is visit But the Disneyland he didnt vis t and the semicomic mob scene amidthe rows of Iowa corn are ar behind President Eisenhower and Pre mier Khtisshchw of he two most powerful on earth now sit down to see if they can find some means of halting the deterioration of relations that has kept the world on fearful edge for more than a decade Berlin trade barriers disarma ment perhaps even a fringe dis cussion of nonaggression agree ments and establishment of neu tral zones replace Pittsburgh stogies baby kissing and Ameri can lectures about democracy on the visitors agenda Adlai Stevenson said after talk ing to Khrushchev in Iowa he be lieved there was some sign of in the Soviet attitude The President will be trying to find out One of the great motivations in Eisenhowers life today is to cap his place in history as a military captain with an achievement in freM of peace Owe of the great motivations in s fife today W to free for economic pro gress as against conducting an arms race to break the circle of American military bases around the Communist sphere to break the union of the free world against Communist expansion Eisenhower bases his effort on the need of man for from fear from want from re pression of his spirit and from conscription of human dignity for the welfare of the state alone Khrushchev has talked in the United States of those things too But his major emphasis is on mans need for things rather than on the more philosophical points The supersalesman has not cut his prices His attitude is still that any terms except the Communists own are unthinkable The odds are that the President and the Premier will be able to announce Sunday some agree ments on fringe issues coached hi generalization imd lhatf Confer at Mountain Retreat K In Fine Fettle By MARVIN L ARROWSMITH CAMP DAVID Md AP President Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikfta Khrushchev flew to the tightly guarded crest of a Maryland mountain Friday night for a fast start on their crucial cold war talks The President and the Kremlin leader both in a jovial mood ar rived at Camp David by helicop ter after a 35minute flight from the White House grounds in Wash ington They went immediately to Ei senhowers rustic lodge named Aspen and it was announced they would get to brass tack talks around the dinner table within the hour Both Eisenhower and his guest chatted and joked through an interpreter as photographer snapped pictures in front of the lodge The bemedaled Khruskchev wearing a light gray suit was first out of tile black limousine which brought them to the lodge from a nearby heliport The Kremlin chief spotted James C Hagerty White House press secretary and they shook hands heartily Then Eisenhower and Khrush chev moved to the front door whileabattery of photographers and reporters crowded around Glad They Dont Shoot I am glad they dont shoot Eisenhower said with a nod to ward the cameramen The Presidents chuckling re mark was translated for Khrush chev and the Premier eyes twin kling shot back Its lucky Mr Garst is not here That was an allusion to Roswell Garst the Iowa farmer who was Khrushchevs host in Coon Rapids two days ago At one time the crush of newsmen was so great that Garst threw corn husks and silage at some of them Khrushchev added with a grin If he Garst were here he would try to organize this his own way Eisenhower commented Ev erything seems to be quiet along this front All the soldiers are peacefully inclined Khrushchev said grin ning That may have been a reference to the detail of Marines in fa tigue uniform and wearing side arms on sentry duty throughout the mountain camp As Eisenhower and Khrushchev posed for pictures they were flanked by two of the sentries There also was a secret service man on hand and a Soviet se curity agent rode in the limousine with the President and Khrush chev Camp David named for the Presidents grandson is a seclud ed mountaintop retreat 65 miles north of Washington A few minutes in advance of the EisenhowerKhrushchev arriv al Secretary of State Christian A Herter UN Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and Andrei Gromy ko Soviet foreign minister ar rived in another helicopter They too halted at the door of Aspen Lodge for a few minutes while photographers took pictures Eisenhower Khrushchev Gro myko and Herter will live at the main lodge until the talks on world problems end at noon Sun day Other top officials both So viet and American will live in nearby guest cabins To Distribute Fund Balance HARRISBURG AP The re maining 3 million dollars in the motor license fund for distribution to local communities will be paid beginning Oct 1 the State High ways Department said Friday The fund a minimumof 30 million dollars a made up of cent of the state tax col lected on each gallon of gasoline It is distributed under a popula tionmileage formula for construc tion and maintenance of local roads The department said 90 per cent of this years allocations al ready has been paidlo comrmnifties   

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