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Evening Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1955, Uniontown, Pennsylvania THE WEATHER Fair and mild. High 58, low 42. VOL.66 NO.64 INTO I HE HOME" FINAL EDITION UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, THURSDAY, MARCH CENTS lounty Fair o Be Staged luring August Tent Fete Set At County Home; Crop Improvement Association Decides To Expand Field Day A tent fair in the county since staged on the County Home grounds the first week August. It will run for about three clays but the exact date 1 the officials have not yet been selected. The decision to expand the annual Field Day into a ent fair was made at last night's meeting of the Fayette Bounty Crop Improvement Assn. at the Courthouse. County Agent Rex E. Cartel explained that the tent fair wil be an experiment. If it is sue cessful more and bigger fail1! will be held. The last county fair was held in Dawson 25 years ago. Grasslands farming awards were presented at last night's Crop Improvement Assn. meeting tl True Bills teturned By rrand Jury Fairchaiice Men Are Indicted In Game Riot Episode Included in the 21 indictment eturned today by the grand jury vas one in which Alex Boatrigh Ind Leonard. Truley, Jr., Fair lhance were charged with assaul Ind battery and aggravated as lault. The prosecutor is George Zor a football official attackec pet. 23 at the close of a game a ['ork Run in which Perry-Lowe: .Tone and Fairchance higl chools participated.. Two prosecutions were ignorec -Ruth King of Brier Hill, freec adultery, and Earl Lee, o [jniontown ft. D., receiving stolen oods. Indictments The indictments as returned to fudge S. John Morrow follow: James D. Jenkin, Edenborn forcible entry and detainer 5eorge M. Sirilla, Republic, burg larceny and receiving stolei David Martin, Springfieli auto violation; James. R Saiser, Fairchance, and Joseph J Cassady, Uniontown, auto viola Paul A. Plichta, Edward F fhillips and Joseph Cupplo Kouth Union township, burglary ind conspiracy; Charles Coins llr., Filbert, burglary, larceny and Deceiving stolen goods. Roland Epps and Lawrence (Continued on Pace 6, Col. 2) "O. K." Stock market won't crash. That's What the N. Y. Stock chief says. He told a Isenate Committee there can't be 1929-type calamity. _ Good news especially with stock Iprices already higher than in 11929 and still rising. Well, the Raiders tried hut seemed to run out of gas. Greensburg was a little too for the Uniontowners in sectional playoff battle. But Imy goodness, after watching Far- Irell play you wonder how a high Ischool team can get that good. still Crisp outdoors, but it's nice. And the kids are taking a jump Ion spring with bikes, kites and marbles coming out of the attic Ifor their annual first appear lances. has Guess everyone already spotted that first robin? So Gov. Leader is reaching this end of the state on the Training School investigations. Welfare, Secretary Shapiro is to visit Morganza today to inquire into oppressive eorrective meth- ods at the institution for way- ward youths.. Sure'glad to see some action from the Welfare Department for many of the state institutions need a thorough going-over. YMCA membership drive near- ing its end, and a wonderful J9b has been accomplished by Chair- man Allen Spurgeon and his aides. Wonder what's happening in the Kremlin? Looks like the Soviets are in the midst of shaking up the lead- ers. Some of the big boys were fired. Others have zoomed to the too quickly. Looks like Khrushchev, Bulganin and Zhu- kov are performing their own little purges. Merrlttstown writer says too many people think too much of their bankrolls. What bankroll? Some people are foolish enough to spend all day getting out of a morning's work. This is the good old pancake season when one good turn de- serves another. If yon drink, don't drive. Blue ribbons went to J. Williams of Uniontown, 0. W Rittenhouse and Son of Smock, J. Miller Ullery of Bullskin Twp and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Martin of Friendship Hill Farms in New Geneva. Merit awards Went to J. D Miller and to Jesse and Leroy Stauffer, of Saltlick Twp. The awards were made by the Pennsylvania Crop Improvement Assn. to which the Fayelte Coun- ty Chapter belongs. New Officers New officers were elected, Howard Porter of Luzerne Twp succeeding J. Harold Arnold of Vanderbilt iis president. Darlton Langley of Menallen Twp. is the new Willian: Jackson of Redstone Twp., vice president, and James AVork ol Franklin Twp. and John Willson of Jefferson Twp., additions to the board of directors. Two specialists from Pennsyl- vania Slate University, E. J Smith and Frank Bamer, spoke. Mr. Smith, who specializes in farm management, discussed the importance of balancing farm crops and livestock in order to make a profit. Mr. Bamcr described the new varieties of wheat, oats and corn and suggested how county farm ers can make the best use of them. Approximately 40 attended the meeting. Mr. Carter was in charge. No Head Tax, Leader Says HARRISBURG, March 3, Gov. George M. Leader today vir tually ruled out a head tax as means of solving the common wealth's tax'dilemma. "It's contrary to the phil- osophy of the Democratic Leader told his weekly news conference. The governor made the com- ment when asked if a single tax on every adult Pennsylvanian night not be the solution to the problem of raising up -to n new revenue after June 1. The governor said he still had "doubts" on whether a mercantile a levy on the gross of business at the retail and wholesale the answer to the problem. "I still have my doubts on the ncrcantilc tax but I wouldn't close the door on he said. The governor said a plan to Icfer payment of 25 million dol- ars in state aid to schools until June 1 would re-establish the state's cash position. Young Men Outdoors In The Springtime Springlike weather of the last few days has brought an outburst of outdoors activities on the part of the younger set all over the district, and one of the most popular is kite-flying. Getting ready to launch their kite near the corner of Lenox street and Bailey avenue arc, left to right, above, Tommy Hall, Dwight Ifoyd, Mervin Boyd and Danny Galla. Standard Photos Out for a spin on their bicycles, these boys were "caught" by the photographer at the lop of Kerr street. Left to right, they are Robert Phillis, Eddie Reed, Fred Last and Roger Ilarford. County Red Cross Organization Starts Fund Campaign Volunteer Workers To Contact Residents; Community Leaders Named By Worthinglon The FfiyeLte County organization has launched its inniuil fund campaign to raise for the humani- :arian activities of the American Red Cross. Ralph B. Vorthington is county chairman. This is the amount deemed ne- cessary to carry on the program of providing food, clothing, shel- ler and other emergency help. Last year the Fayette Chapter spent two dollars in the county for each dollar raised in the fund campaign. The disaster work as a result of the October flash flood alone cost approximately Of the 500 families affected, 250 were assisted with disaster relief. Scores of volunteer workers soon will be contacting residents Polio Vaccination Set For Greene Tots A mass polio vaccination of first and second grade students in Greene county will begin when facilities permit. The Greene County Polio Chapter made plans yesterday. There are 920 first graders and 990 second graders in the county. ersons Enlisting May Pake Tests Tomorrow Young men and women plan- ing enlistments in various ranches ot the service, such as lie army, navy, Marine Corps, Livingston To Run For Vorth Union Supervisor Ortha (Bubbo) Livingston, of dount Braddock, announced to- lay that he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for super- visor in North Union Twp. Mr. Livingston previously held he position for a six-year term. He is well-known throughout he district in baseball circles, laving been a star catcher for nany years and later manager 'of cveral sandlot teams. may lake GED tests at Miller Hall, Wayncsburg College, Friday, starting at 8 a.m. Those taking the tests are to have contacted ing officers in localities. various recruit- their respective Basket ball Team Guests At Record Hop Tonight The Veterans of Foreign Wars will sponsor a Record Hop for teen-agers from to to- night at Marshall Hall in the VFW home. Members of the Uniontown Joint High School basketball team will be special guests of honor. Work To Start Soon On Gateway Plant Addition Engineers To Make Survey For Expansion Of Masonlotvn Building; To Employ 200 Work on the annex to the Gate- way Manufacturing Co. in Mason- own may start within a few days. Construction was to begin the irsl of March but rain inter- encd. The engineers will make ,1 snr- cy this week, it the present mild veathcr continues. The addition will be 117 feet long am! 80 feet wide and will be built along the cast side of the present structure facing Church SI. Approximately 200 will be em- ployed at the plan; after the ex- pansion, .icrordiiig lo President Louis .Icsso ot the Masontown Industrial Development Corp. in all county areas in order that the emergencies may be met this year. Appointed as community lead- ers by Chairman Worthington arc: Uniontown, W. Wilgus Price; North Union Twp., Edward H. Savage; South Union Twp., Mrs. R. H. Jeffrey, Mrs. C. A. Shango, Mrs. Frantz. L. Briscoe, Mrs. C. E. Continued Fair, Mild Weather To Stay Here Continued fair and mild weather is expected lo grace the district today and tomorrow, the Pittsburgh Weather Bureau said- today. The forecast for today is for sunny skies and warmer weather with increasing cloudiness and occasional light rain tonight and Friday. Friday night is expected to be colder. High today should be in the upper. 50's, with the low tonight in the low 40's. Dr. W. W. Marsteller, local weather observer, said Wednes- day's high was 56, and low 32. The overnight low was 26, with the mercury reading 67 at 1 p.m. SENT TO JAIL Walter Wcakland, 18, of New York City, was sent to the coun- ty jail yesterday for 30 days. He ,vas .committed by Police Magis- trate Willkirr. F. Whilby on a charge of vagrancy. RUMMAGE SALE--Friday 0 A.M Cor. Morgantown and South Sis. By Ladies Auxiliary U.S.W.V. Cavalcante Funeral Set MR. CAVALCANTE Friends of Ralph Cavalcante, 53, well-known local barber who died last night, will be received at the -Victor A. DeCarlo Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., after 7 p.m. today until a.m. Satur- day when short prayer services will be held. Solemn Requiem High Mass will be sung at St. Thcresc R. C. Church following prayers, with the Rev. Nicholas .1. Thomas as celebrant, the Rev. Thomas J. Dunn as deacon and the Rev. Raphael Manilli as sub-deacon. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Leckronc. Mr. Cnvalrante, also prominent in county fraternal organizations, succumbed in Allegheny Hos- pital, Pittsburgh, after a long ill- css. Mr. Cavalcantc's death came after a siege of hospital and med- cal treatment which began when (Continued on Pace 6, col. 4) PARTY TON1TE American Legion, Republic Construction Ready To Begin On New Plant At Everson Auto Accident Rate In City Is Improved Monthly Report By Police Shows Fewer Traffic Crashes Although it is problematical ivhether January's record snap- ping traffic fatality had anything to do with it, the Uniontown traf- fic accident rate for February showed a marked decrease com- pared with the first month of 1955. The monthly accident report by Lt. Andrew Zawelensky of the Uniontown Police lists a total of 1G traffic mishaps in the city during February, a sparkling im- provement over January, when 27 accidents occurred, including the auto death of Albert Plata which broke a 15-month fatality-free rec- ord for Uniontown. Only two auto-pedestrian acci- dents were reported. Twelve vehicle-to-vehiclc crashes account- ed for the most accidents, with :he other two involving a train and a fixed object. Three persons were injured, two severely, contraasting with the January figure of 11 hurt. Property damage was set at which compared favorably vith the total run up the )revious month. The same month in 1954 show- ed 27 accidents with 12 injured, ['he two-month totals for this year (43 accidents, 14 hurt) also are >etter than those for the same period last year (49 18 13 Arrests Thirteen arrests were made in connection with collisions, accord- HE to the report, five of them for failure to grant the right-of-way ind three more for traveling too ast for conditions. Two others 'or running through stop signal the Kith for disregarding varning signals. While 13 drivers wers found in iolation of the motor vehicle code in crashes, 16 others involv- ed in accidents were not at fault. Of-the 29 drivers in mishaps, 10 of them were between the iges of 35 and 44, nine more be- .ween 20 and 34, and five others jnder 20. All but three of them vere males. Fourteen drivers lived in Union- own and tight others in the mct- district. The rest were rom out of the area. Twelve of the mishaps- involv- ed skidding, as winter snow and ce took a heavy toll. Odd Accident The oddest accident in recent months occurred Sunday when a :team cloud on, E. Penn St. blind d a driver who ran over two ersons. Two ot the vehicles in accidents (Continued on I'iigc 6. Col. 5) Sillier Speaker Al Siale Health Parley Edward L. Sillier Jr., of Union- own will speak at the 43 Annual Conference of the Sccrclar- es and Editors of Component So- ielies of the State Medical So- :iely which is being held in the lallroom of the Penn.Harris Hotel n Harrisburg loday and tomor- ow. Mr. Sillier will speak in his apacity as president of the Penn- ylvania Health Council during he morning session of the con- ercnce tomorrow. The assembly s sponsored by the Pennsylvania ledical Society. New Feed Mixing Plant To Be Operated By Allied Mills Of Pennsylvania; To Employ 75 Allied Mills, Inc., today announced that grading will begin next Wednesday on the new feed mixing plant at Everson. Construction will be under way by March 15 mid it is hoped that the entire project will be completed by April 1, 1956. The plant will be operated by a wholly-owned subsid- iary, Allied Mills, Inc. of Pa. The mill will be constructed on a tract of land pur- chased from the Polish-American Club of Everson. It will be situated near the site of the former Everson Car Shops and will be served by both the Pennsylvania and Baltimore Ohio Railroads Built of reinforced concrete the plant will embody the mos modern equipment, including re mote control weigh-feeder mix ing machinery and the ultimate in precision feed manufacturing facilities. It will be able to pack abou 500 tons of feed in various sizes of paper, cotton and burlap bags daily 'and will have adequate fa cilities for handling inbound in grediems and shipping outbouni "Wayne" feeds in bulk, both in trucks and railroad cars. Shipping Advantages Because it offers definite ship ping advantages, the Everson lo cation was chosen. It will enable the company to satisfactorily take care of the continuing increase in demand for its products from dealers now being served fron existing plants and will also maki it possible for the firm to develop and expand its sales in eastern in Pennsyl vania, Maryland. West Virginia and Virginia. One oJ the oldest and largest feed mauntaclurors in the coun try, Allied Mills, Inc., now owns and operates nine feed mixing plants, two soybean processing plants and three alfalfa process ing plants. Its sales are in exces: of a year. To Employ 75 The Everson plant, when com pleted in the spring ot 1956. wil provide employment for approxi matcly 75 persons. Jones Hcltelsater Construction Co., of Kansas City, is the general contractor oi the nev plant. Allied Mills, Inc., said it has re ceived fine cooperation from Burgess Menes and other officials of the borough of Everson am from representatives of the Penn sylvani.i and Baltimore and Ohio railroads. I.cisenring Fire )cpl. Meets Saturday A special meeting of the West .eisenring Volunteer Fire DC- lartment has been called for Sat- irday at 4 p.m. in the lire house. AH members arc urged to at- end the meeting, at which a new ire chief will be elected. No Bargaining On Islands TAIPEI, Formosa, March S. Secretary of State Dulles told Chinese Nationalist Presi- dent Chiang Kai-shek today thai Quemoy and the.Malsus were not on the bargaining table for a cease-fire in the Chinese civil var. But sources close to the secre- ary hinted the offshore islands might be abandoned to the Reds on two conditions: 1. That the abandonment would bring a guaranteed peace to Asia, ind, '2. That Nationalist China would ngree to the move. The Nationalists may not agree nuler any circumstances. The is- ands arc the last important out posts they hold off the Red main- land. Dulles reaffirmed U. S. deter- mination to defend Formosa and the Pescadores, as pledged in the mutual defense pact ratified ear- lier today. Dulles left for Washington late in the afternoon, winding up a whirlwind tour of Thailand, Bur- ma, Laos, Cambodia, South Viet- nam, the Philippines and For- mosa. SUltPLUS AT NEWELL Government surplus food will be distributed at Curcio's Garage in Newell Friday at p. m. DINE DULANY'S Open year around. 22 miles Hast of Uniontown nn Route 40. Connellsville Kiwanis To Hold City-Farm Dinner 31st Annual Ohscrvancc In Scheduled For March 10 At First Methodist Dining Room The Connellsville Kiwanis Club will hold its annual City-Farm dinner Thursday evening, March 10, at in the First Methodist Church dining room. An address will be delivered by Arthur C. Harrocks, public relations counsel, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Toastmaster will be Judge Samuel D. Braenicr, while enter- tainment will be furnished by a novelty act, Watts and Newman. Tickets may be purchased from any member of Kiwanis, at Loticks Hardware, Moore's Music and Sports Store nml Oglevec Florist. William C. Bceson is commit- tee chairman. County Truck Group Elects New Officers Higinbotham Is Named President Of PMTA Chapter Robert Higinbotham was elect- ed president of the Fayette Coun- ty Chapter of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assn. last night at the annual dinner meeting at Shady Side Inn Outgoing President Charles Frantz presided at the business meeting, at which time members of the group heard talks by I. N. Hagan, a member of the county association and president of the Fayette County Development Council and Stewart S. Neel, exec- utive vice president of the Coun- cil. Mr. Hagan and Mr. Neel told their audience of the future plans of the council in Fayette County. Other Officers Other officers elected besides Mr. Higinbotham, of the Center Gas and Oil .Co., Sniock, were William D. Miller. Fayette Tire Service. Uniontnwn, vice presi- dent; J. Jones, Eastern Freighi Lines. Uniontown, .secre- tary, and Donald Dayton, Dayton Insurance, Uniontown, treasurer. Elected directors of the local were Edward Moon, Moon and Sons, Connellsville; C. J. Vetter, Vetter Automotive Co., Uniontinvn; Homer Shaffer. B. C. Tire Co Uniontown, and Alonzo Parks, H. A. Parks and Son, Uniontown. Elected directors to the state board were Dan Hair, Hair Truck- ing Co. Durtbar; Harold E. Wil- liams, Reliable Transfer Co., Uniontown, and Charles E. Hout, Hout Trucking Co., New Salem. New Members Inducted Into Kiwauis Club Three members were inducted :nto the Kiwanis Club this after, noon at the regular meeting in he White Swan Hotel. H. Edward Krohl, manager and owner of the Citizen's Cafeteria, vas presented by John Ewing. Mr. Krohl is a transfer from the Brentwood Club. Richard L. Bates, manager of :he J. C. Penney Co., transferring 'rom the Huntingdon, Pa., club, vas introduced by James Fox. Charles G. Witt, personnel of .he Rockwell plant here, was pre- iented by John Cluss. Dr. John V. ierger welcomed the members nto the organization. In the final part of the pro- gram, the Rev. David Hunter who oured Europe last summer, show- ed colored slides and spoke of his rip. He was introduced by G. Carl Areford. President Edward Dumbauld presided. Today's Paper Page About People You Know .11 Bridge 9 Comics Classified ..............24-25 Crossword Puzzle 9 Dr. Crane................4 Drew Pearson -I Deaths H Dorothy Dix ..............27 Earl Wilson ..............20 Editorials 4 Hospital News 6 Junior Reporter News .....27 Local Events.............. 4 Notebook, (By (he Staff) 4 Radio, Television Society, Clubs ..........10-11 Serial Story 9 Snorts ...............12-13-35 Stir Gazer
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