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Dominion-News and Morgantown Post, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1964, Morgantown, West Virginia Weather For Holiday High in 80s The weatherman promises ideal Labor Day temperatures, but joins with State Police in urging every driver behind a wheel to live to enjoy it. AND THE MORGAN! OWN POST VOL. 89, NO. 215 Member of The United Press International MORGANTOWN, W. VA., MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1964 At In Moruantown. W. Combined Labor Day Edition Today's combined edition of The Dominion News and The Morgantown Post represents the third annual Labor Day Edition for our readers. PRICE SEVEN CENTS STEELWORKERS COME TO AID OF STERLING WORKERS Strikers to Receive Full Support Final Count A resolution pledging "complete moral and financial support" of striking members of Steeiworkers Local 6214 was passed over the weekend at the conclusion of the District 23 Conference this weekend at Mont Chateau. The conference ended Saturday with the overwhelm- ing support of the which was followed by contribution of over by delegates at the confer- ence. Local Union President Homer Kmcaid said the pledge was endorsed by local union delegates representing 000 Steeiworkers members in West Virginia and parts of Ohio and Kentucky. He said the local union presently is providing for school books and clothes for members of needy Steel- workers family as the strike drags into its seventh week. A Central Labor Union meeting is slated for tomor- row night and the CLU is to continue its drive to provide a united labor front in Monongaha and Pieston Counties for support of the striking Sterling workers The text of the District 23 resolution follows: (Continued, Pg. 2, Col. 5) Record BAY OF PIGS II Cuban Exiles Plan Another MIAMI (UPI) Leaders of a Cuban exile organization said Sunday they are organizing troops and commandos for a new Cuban invasion to be led by the commanders of the 1961 Bay of Pigs attack. Ernesto Freyer and Jorge Mas Canosa, two of five lead- ers of the Cuban Represen- tation in Exile (RECE) who were chosen by plebiscite, said a military census of potential recruits around the world is un- derway. In a television interview (WLBW's Spanish language Pan American show) they said a fund raising campaign is being launched to collect millions of dollars from Cuban exiles, American and other business- men and the free world. They denied rumors the United States had given RECE S50 million. Freyer said he and two of the other headers are leaving short- ly for a tour of Central Ameri- can and several South American countries "to make overtures in avor of the liberty of Cuba." Mrs. Barkley Dies at 54 WASHINGTON (UPI) Mrs. Jane Hadley Barkley, the wid- ow of former Vice President Alben Barkley, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack. She was 54. Mrs. Barkley was a 38-year- old widow when she married Barkley in 1949. The as Barkley was known, was 7 Since the death of her hus- band in 1956 Mrs. Barkley has spent most of her time living quietly in Washington with her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Rucker At the time of her death she was an administrative assistan (Continued, Pg. 2, Col. 3) Tshombe Appeals For Help ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (UPI) Congolese Premier Moise Tshombe appealed Sun- day to other African nations to send troops to the Congo to help put down a Communist-led rebellion. He promised to get rid of his white mercenaries. He won immediate support from Ghanian Foreign Minister Kojo Botsio, who presented a proposal to the Organization for African Unity (OAU) asking for such an all-African peace force. He also suggested an immedi- ate cease-fire and a neutraliza- tion of all armed forces. The Ghanaian proposal said after the cease-fire the OAU would supervise a new Congo- lese general election after bringing together all Congolese party leaders for a conference (Continued, Pg. 2, Col. 7) Johnson Labor Speaker WASHINGTON (UPI) i dent Johnson, flying at econ- omy rates, will address a La- bor Day rally Monday in De troit's Cadillac Square the traditional launching site for Democratic presidential cam- paigns. i Johnson nab declined to de- I scribe his trip as a political one but said Saturday that expenses would be borne by the Demo- cratic party. Instead of using his big Boe- ing 707 "Air Force One" jet transport, which costs S2350 an hour to operate, he plans to fly to Michigan in a 12-place Jet Star which has a S524 hourly maintenance cost. The President's five-hour round trip, starting by helicop- ter from the White House around 10 a m. EOT, includes an estimated total of two hours and 20 minutes of flying time both ways. Johnson's helicopter flight will be to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., from which he is sched- ,uled to depart at a.m. EOT. He is expected to arrive at Detroit's Metropolitan Air- port at EOT and lead a 25-mile motorcade to the Sher- aton Cadillac Hotel downtown. The President's appearance at Cadillac Square is planned for a.m. EOT. The Wayne County AFL-CIO is sponsoring the event. In 1960, the late President John F. Kennedy formally kicked off his campaign before (Continued, Pg. 2, Col. 8) 7" "1 Since Yule ot 5o Safety Council Estimates 490 to 590 Mav Die 011 Roads By United Press International More than 300 persons had died in holiday traffic accidents across the nation Sunday night hours before Labor Day even arrived. Persons were killed at the rate of six an hour and the National Safety Council feared Increase In Area NEW DRIVE IN FACILITIES READY-The three new drive-m windows of Farmers' Mer- chants' Bank are nearing completion and the window closest Spruce Street has already been in operation almost 10 days. This photo from atop VFW Post 548 shows new parking area at ngh? three zig-zag banking windows and entrance lot at left, with the bank proper in the background. Special traffic pattern and additional windows are des.gned to expedite banking by car. FUND PROGRAM LAUNCHES Mt. Calvary Church Planning To Cover Building WithBrick Atlantic City Opens Pageant ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (UPI) The 1964 Miss America pag- eant was officially underway- Sunday as 5 young women from that many states signed up for five gruelling days of competition that will decide which one is America's pretti- est, most talented and most personable girl. The fashionably turned out young women formally regis- tered for the 38th annual event in this convention city, sat for a group photograph, then pre- pared to buckle to the endless round of rehearsals, competitions, breakfasts, lunch- es, teas, dinners, interviews (Continued, Pg. 2, Col. 2) MISS W.VA. Ella Dee Arrives At Beauty Pageant CHARLESTON, W. Va. (UPI) Ella Dee Kessel of Ripley, Miss West Virginia of 1964, stepped into an airplane here for Atlantic City Sunday hoping to fulfill her dreams of becom- ing Miss America. Miss Kessel became Miss West Virginia wearing the Miss Mor- gantown title, and from reports on all her activities, both Mor- gantown and West Virginia can be proud of their entry in the Miss American Pageant. Gov. and Mrs. W. W. Barren waived goodbye to the willowy 21-year-old blonde, who said she is resolved to have "a good time, enjoy the pageant and do the best I can." Miss Kessel, who practices the piano at least two hours daily, said she will play George Gershwin's Prelude III in t h e talent division. Miss Kessel, whose statistics are 133 pounds, 37-35-37, 5-feet- was expected to arrive in New Jersey about 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The blue eyed West Vir- ginia University graduate cap- tivated the judges and the crowd in the Miss West Vir- ginia pageant in Charleston with three piano selections rep- resenting 18th, 19th, and 20th century music. She began tak- ing piano lessons when she was (Continued, Pg. 2, Col. 2) READY FOR EN picture was taken in 1962 as Robert Stevens (left to Raymond Kerns, Mr. Boyles and the Rev Clyde Guthrie, joined in construction of Mt. Calvary Church. The scaffolding and work will be repeated soon as the church seeks to raise money for covering the edifice on the Grafton Road with brick. The Mt. Calvary Methodist Church has begun a campaign to raise to pay for brick, labor, sidewalks, spouting and the finishing touches on the outside of the new church. Located in the Ridgedale Com- munity about six miles South of Morgantown on U.S. 119, plan- ning on the new church was be- gun in 1958 and the first service in the Church was held on April 22, 1962. A drive for building funds was stated on March 26, 1960, and a total of has been raised and spent on the new church since that time, according to a spokesman. The Church Building Com- mittee has asked for sacrificial offerings in order to raise the needed to put brick on the church "before the snow flies." The church was dedicated in 1870 and historians credit its Pg. 2, Col. Area Police authorities kep their fingers crossed as they re ported no traffic fatalities late last night and the weatherman promised ideal conditions for Labor Day today. At least three road mishaps over the weekend could have re- sulted in death, however, as au- thorities expressed amazement that those involved escaped re- latively unscathed. The Mountain State as a whole had not fared so well late last night as two West Virginians were reported killed on State highways, one in Martmsburg, the other in Gilmer County. The closest skirts with death in this area came in Preston County where a Parkersburg man had a wild and woolly ride down Route 50, Cheat Mountain, with no brakes and a car driven by a Cleveland man collided head-on with one driven by Tunnelton area resident on the Birds Creek Road. In Monongaha County, a pick- up truck driven by a Grafton man flipped onto its back and landed pointed in the direction rom whence it had come on South University Avenue. Miraculously, the only injury Apparently suffered in the three mishaps was to Milly Phares of Rowlesburg, taken to the Pres- ton Memorial Hospital in King- wood with arm injuries follow- ng the Cheat Mountain wreck. State Police in Preston Coun- ty said Robert Fitzgerald of Parkersburg lost the brakes on his 1957 Mercury about half-way down the three-mile mountain. Fitzgerald said he blew his horn going down and motorists pulled from his path to avoid the out-of-control auto but he could not avoid a glancing col- (Contmued, Pg. 2, Col 3) he final total would be the worst in history for a summer loliday. A United Press Internationa- al count at 9 30 p. m. EOT showed at least 318 persons dead in traffic accidents since the start of tt holiday period. The breakdown. Traffic 318 Drowning 5 Planes 7 Miscellaneous 40 Total 390 Texas led the nation with 27 dead. New York listed 24 fa- talities. Only Hawaii, Montana and South Dakota were free from traffic deaths. Howard Pyle, safety council president and former Arizona governor, said, "It looks like it will be the worst we have ever I had. We are going to be on the high side of the estimate The safety council had esti- mated from 490 to 590 persons would be killed in traffic acci- dents from 6 p.m. local time Friday until midnight a 78 hour span. The record for a summer holiday period was set over the (Continued, Pg. 2, Col. 8) Local 4Y> Lists New Schedule The Morgantown YMCA has issued its fall and winter sche- dule effective tomorrow. The program at the local YMCA includes basketball, trampoline, gymnastics, games, athletics and exercises. In order for more people to have an opportunity to observe and participate in activities, the Directors have permitted three free visits to the 'Y1 for a family during the month of September. Those wishing further infor- mation concerning the 'Y' and the free visits may call 296-5249 or visit the YMCA building at 160 Fayette St. Those activities available daily include the steam room, sun room and showers, and senior high and men's open gym when scheduled classes are not on gym floor Others include Monday iumor (Continued, Pg. 2. Col. 6) Pleasant Valley Water Group Will Meet Wednesday Evening NO ONE HURT-But it could easily have been different in this spectacular smashup on South University Avenue Friday night. The truck, operated by Donald Shaw of Grafton, climbed an embankment and flipped onto its back seeking to avoid a collision with a Nation wagon being backed onto the busy road by Donald E. Blehschmidt of Englewood Boulevard. The mishap occurred in the area of the 119 relocation a short distance south of the entrance to the Thoro- fare parking lot. Police authorities have warnsd motorists to play it cool behind the wheel as crowded highways provide the traditional Labor Day Weekend driving hazards. The Pleasant Valley Public Service District has announced that it will hold its next regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7.30 p.m. at the Lazzelle Union Community Building on Route 100 near the Walnut Lane Inn. All interested persons are urged to attend, as past and' proposed business will be dis-1 cussed. The Pleasant Valley Public! Service District was created by an act of the County Court on July 28 of this year and has since moved steadily ahead in its attempt to provide the citi- m this district with a safe dependable water supply. The 1 next order of business will be to seek a Farmers Home Adminis- tration Loan for construction of the proposed water system and to seek approval by the Public Service Administration. Allen Phillips Jr., chairman of the district, has stated that Wednesday, will also be the final date for accepting deposits for city water from potential cus- tomers. Therefore, anyone who desires this service should contact ths above named chairman of the district or one of the other board members to pay their fee. The fee is The other board members consist of Rob- i en Stuzen and Michael Bukrim,
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