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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - July 2, 1955, Altoona, Pennsylvania City edition a i Quot imitation of Tho Altoona Mirror yesterday a 32,972 vol. 71�?no. Is Altoona sir t Trot weather warm sunday Independence Day july 4 1776-1955 phone 7171 Altoona pa., saturday evening july 2, 1955. Altoona Man sex Altoona Hurt fatally Dies a cry a in Accident Pittsburgh Twenty pages Price five cents the land of the free Homer Merritt., 7 5, of is it a i ii ii i Avenue killed in crash near Butler. Homer Spruce Merritt 73, of jul 17 Walnut Avenue a killed and i son Robert. 28, was injured critically Early this morning when their automobile ran into the rear end of a tractor trailer on route <22. Six Miles West of Butler. State Pollee of the but i r detail a Ald Peter car amp Vasi amp in 33, of new Castle r. It had just driven his tractor trailer Rig onto the Highway from a Roadside restaurant i v Hen tin ear driven by the younger Merritt crashed into it. Police said Carava Aita was unhurt. On May to Michigan. It a Learned Here from a daughter miss Elizabeth Merritt of Iso seventh Avenue that her father and brother were on their Way to Birmingham mich., to visit another daughter mrs. Thomas Roessler. Or. Merritt was born at Spruce Creek in 182 and United in marriage with miss anoint Arthurs of Altoona who died Ort. 8. 1951. Lie was a former employee of the City water department retiring at the ago of 70. To was a member of the first Brethren Church. Surviving Art the daughters. Miss Elizabeth of Altoona Ami mrs. Roessler of Birmingham and tin son. Robert of Altoona. Friends will be received at the n a. Stevens mortuary after 7 o clock tomorrow evening. It i Isburgh a Fps Byron m. Mitchell of Penn township Aile 1 Ghent county was killed shortly after Midnight when he lost control of i automobile and it plunged into a 75-foot deep Ravine along Northern Pike Road near Hall station. Rose cup a of Monroeville a passenger in the machine told police Mitchell a blacked out and lost control of Tho car. She was Only slightly injured. The Coroner office said Mitchell a former resident of Altoona. Died of a crushed Chest and fractured Skull. I Teal dealer. Air. Mitchell a real estate dealer was the son of mrs. Belva shop of Pittsburgh. He left Altoona More than 20 years ago. Funeral arrangement will be announced later through the rep Fogie funeral Home. Red boats damaged. Tai ski Formosa up nationalist Chinche patrol planes dam aged three communist gunboats Between Amoy and Tangshan islands Friday air Force Headquarters an i flounced. A communique said the planes strafed the boats with maj Chine gun lire causing Quot great dam prediction made 380 will die in week end traffic Fiat Emalean president in Literl to visit i. S. Washington a up president Eisenhower has invited president curios Castillo Arma. Of Guatemala to visit the United states this autumn. The exact Date will be decided later in accordance with the schedule of the presidents of the two countries. A White House announcement paid that Quot this will be the first official visit to Tho United states of Castillo armas who led Tho successful movement to overthrow the communist dominated government of Guatemala just a year Pakistan w ill join ii if i astern i to ii is Karachi Pakistan up the pakistani government announced officially today that it has decided to join the mid Eastern defense arrangement among Turkey Iraq and Britain. The British inspired defense arrangement extends eastward by 1,000 Miles the West s line of de tense in the strategic Middle East. Diplomatic sources in London i had disclosed earlier in the Day j that the pakistani Cabinet had agreed to adhere to the pact. Troops head for Home. Indiantown Gap. A up troops of the 79th Cross of i or Raine a infantry division headed Home today after two weeks summer training. The 3,900 men Are commanded by maj. Gen. Albert h. Stackpole Dauphin. Sertick Quot is Imi roed. Ringwood. N. Up the by United Prest i he final wave of outgoing Holiday vacationers headed for the hinterlands today As millions of fun Loving americans took advantage of the Long fourth of july week end. The National safety Council predicted that a record 40 million vehicle would be on the move during the Holiday period causing an All time High of 380 persons to die in Highway mishaps. But motorists apparently were ignoring the gloomy forecast and exhibiting lifesaving caution during Tho week ends Early hours. A United press count since 6 p. In. Friday showed fatal Holiday accidents of various sorts slightly behind the councils estimates. Traffic accidents killed eight and miscellaneous mishaps two for a j total of to. Ned h. Dearborn president of i the Council suggested prayer to help hold Down the traffic toll. He warned that the worst hazards were yet to come when tired Drivers clogged highways on Tho Way Home. At fort Dix n. J., soldiers leaving on week end passes were first shown movies entitled Quot coffin on Quot drunk driving Quot traffic with the Devil Quot and Quot Wanton m meanwhile hot. Muggy weather gripped the Eastern two thirds of continued on Page 2, Rol nmn i dawdling Driver can be Holiday Accident Factor Speed either too much or not Ringwood police department in enough will be the Factor in a proved its communications facile High percentage of the total a cite Friday. The three Man Force dents Over this week end police installed a Telephone after 17 years chief Vaul e. Rouzer noted today without one. Special sections see Page 4 for builders Section. See radio ales. Pages la find and television 12 for sch cd see pages farm Section. 14 and to for Stork hours Altoona a retail Storrs will to open next tuesday from 12.30 of clock noon to 8.30 of clock thus observing the usual monday schedule. This change is due to the fourth of july Holiday. In warning Drivers of their responsibilities for the Holiday. Quot Many motorists will drive fast on their trips regardless of the distance to be travelled and often in excess of the Legal limits Quot he said. Quot the higher the Speed the greater the Chance for an Accident since there is Little time to Maneu. Ver or Stop. Quot but slow moving traffic can be almost As great a Hazard to the lives and safety of people on the Road Quot he pointed out. Quot the Driver 1 who Dawdle along a Busy Highway is just As much of an Accident Hazard. Quot the slow Driver who wants to sightseer or maybe just because he i thinks that driving at Legal speeds i is too much for him causes other Drivers to pass him at locations and at times when the Man Euver i cannot to made in safety a a the chief said. I continued on Page 2, Rol nmn 3 Tyrone Martinsburg centers of july fourth celebrations the boroughs of Tyrone and m Arinsburg will be the focal Points of july the fourth celebrations in Blair county. Tyrone will stage the Only formal Parade of the week end on monday when marching Ami Drill units from almost every Section of Central Pennsylvania from i Ewis town to Duro a and from Milton to Mcconnellsburg will appear in the eight division. The Parade will move promptly at 3 of clock. It will be followed in the evening with the fourth annual drum corps festival scheduled to Start at 8 of clock at Gray Field when the some 30 musical organizations will compete for $1,800 Worth of prizes. The Martinsburg events known As the annual Morrison. Cove memorial a ionic began yesterday with a Dairy cattle police dog and Western show. It continues today with Horseshoe pitching softball game and band concert. It ends monday with a round of activities beginning at 30 a. In. With Horseshoe pitching finals and concluding at 30 p. In. With a fireworks display. For those who want the thrills of Stock ear racing on monday there will be events with late Model Stock cars at the Altoona Tyrone Speedway at Tipton. The trials Start at i of clock and the 100-mile feature race will begin at 3 of clock. If they still done to have enough for the Day they can journey to continued on a column a jv4rom a we will celebrate our nations birthday. If it please god generations of americans As yet unborn will join in future celebrations marking the birth of this nation the stars in the heavens above will still Shine Down upon the stars of a Flag that designates a land where free men live. A new Way of life was of tend up for the oppressed people of the Earth on the Day that the declaration of Independence was signed. The artists Conception of the american lag protecting a Happy family group is an Apt one because our declaration of Independence was designed to protect All Ages of americans and to live throughout the Ages As a charter for other Peoples of the Earth to guide them to better ways of life and to make life More liable. Freedom is not an imperishable commodity. It is something which must be nourished and cherished and guarded throughout the years by All those who love Liberty. The infant nation that was brought together into one unit by the signing of the declaration of Independence was a weak nation in regards to population armed might and Industrial potentials. One thing made it Strong the determination of the people to be free their willingness to die if necessary to gain that Freedom for themselves and for their Fellowmen. Today our nation has grown to be the strongest nation on the face of the Eaith in arms and Industrial potential. We Are still Back of some nations in regard to population but we Are free and free men count their strength in terms of will and initiative and their might stems from a willingness to sacrifice All that they have in order that they May remain free. The Only great danger that America and americans really face is the danger of losing their Faith in a free system of government their Faith in themselves or their Faith in their fellow americans. All the evil forces of the world cannot prevail if we As americans present a United front when it comes to matters concerning our Liberty and the rights of All americans to be free. There is Little likelihood of our defense Ever being crumpled by forces from the outside powerful though they May be. We must however be continually on guard against the forces that would seek to weaken us from within. Not All of these forces will be malignant forces deliberately at work to weaken our Structure of Liberty in fact Many of them will be Well meaning people seeking to do things for others and not mindful of the evil they can bring about through seeking ways and Means to circumvent our state and National constitutions. We in Pennsylvania at the present time Are faced with just such a problem. We have As the head of this powerful Keystone state a Young and ambitious governor. When he campaigned for office he promised to bring about economies and lower taxes. Sometime Between Campaign time and inauguration someone evidently sold him on the idea of greatly increasing the expense of the state and inaugurating a new tax program to for these added expenses. A graduated income tax is forbidden by the Constitution of this state. Somehow our Young governor has been sold upon the idea of what is called a classified income tax which some tax experts and lawyers say will be constitutional. Many other tax experts and lawyers think it is unconstitutional and so far no one has come Forth with the statement that it will not violate the spirit of the Constitution. This classified tax which the governor and his experts Call a a fair tax does a few Odd things for a tax that is supposed to be fair to All people. For instance a widow whose husband had thought to provide for her by insurance and who has invested her Money wisely in common stocks and has an annual income of $1,000, will under the provisions of this a fair tax Bill a personal income tax of 5 percent on the dividends she receives or a total of $50 a year state tax. A retired Man with a pension of $100 a month would a total of $12 on that amount but if he has rented out a portion of his Home to augment his slender retirement and gets As much As $800 rental he will be taxed $32 on the rentals making a total tax of $44 on $2,000 of income. A skilled Workman earning $4,000 a year under the never tax Bill would have the first $1,000 exempted from tax and would $30 tax on the additional $3,000. A retired state official receiving a pension of $4,000 a year would under the terms of the Law be entirely exempted from the tax and judges who received pensions up to $12,000 a year also would be exempt. This is the tax which a misguided Young Man and his advisers Call a fair tax. It removes one Stone in the archway of Freedom the Stone that stands closest to its foundation and is founded upon the principle that All men Are equal before the Law. In its awkward attempt to thwart a provision of the state Constitution that was put in there for the Protection of All the citizens of this Keystone state it would crumple one of the great foundation stones that our forefathers built upon when they erected a Temple to Liberty and the rights of men versus the rights of those who seek to govern with a heavy hand to Lay Down a heavy tax Burden upon citizens who have the right to say How much they shall be taxed and what their tax Money shall be spent for. Pennsylvania citizens Are Alert however and despite the Best efforts of those who would transgress upon their liberties and place an unfair Burden upon their neighbors the tax Bill has met with but Small Success. Those who will be charged with enacting it into Law will be signing their own political death warrants if they vote for the Bill and then constituents have not been at All backward in telling them so. So Long As the citizens of this state and other states of this nation keep a constant Vigil this nation will continue to enjoy the freedoms and the Liberty guaranteed to them by the declaration of Independence whose birthday we Are about to celebrate. Amendment is end seen to proposed for Dixon yales Reserve Bill controversy senator Russell objects to compulsory feature of administration measure. By John a. Goldsmith steelworkers Are returning to their jobs controversial Dixon Yates contract if the Quot new look Quot which to has ordered shows that Memphis tcnn., really will build a Power Plant of its own informed sources said today. By United press these sources who have been senator Richard b. Russell close to recent developments in the said today he will try to my be Dixon Yates controversy revise the administrations com of d j4 derision on the Pul Sory military , by which to Siuss Jim and i passed the House b riday. Aides according to these inform staff correspondent Washington up president increased Irant Eisenhower is ready to cancel the 1 a l,iai11 cd Union to be reflected in higher priced products. By Daniel r. Stearn staff correspondent Pittsburgh a up a limited Matt it work forces returned to their Job at the nations steel Mills today at higher Scales which producer Russell is chairman of the sen ants want to be absolutely sure Price tncrease10 some of Civ next ate armed services committee. That opponents of the contract j week a he said he would urge the com have not prodded Memphis into to Mitten to Amend the adm Nistra announcing plans for its own Plant. A 1 Tonsi Quot a naked lion measure to put Reserve Are. A a subterfuge to head off the 1155 ire to Veteran on a voluntary basis Dixon Yates arrangement. Corporation and the Cio Itoi ted and to include the National guard the same position was taken on Steelworker Union. I in the Reserve pro a run. Fwd by the pro Pula sender sly do compulsory. J8.500.000 appropriation for a Iran Quot re Quot is in Tho Mic Quot Quot re Industry. The administration Bill would Mission line to link the proposed make Reserve service compulsory. Dixon Yates Plant with the gov it also excluded the National eminent owned Tennessee Valley guard after an attempt was made authority. To Amend the program to bar racial the committee provided that if segregation irs guard units. The City of Memphis makes a def Russell Sam it is unrealistic to mite commitment within 90 Days to have a Reserve program that does build its own Plant the $6,500,000 i it guard divisions Power line Money May not be. A a matter of ending Seg spent. If the City Doe not aet in. Shoud by left 90 Days the Money still May not i Vegors who Are be 5prnt until Tho Inan Conff of the commanders in chief of their guard a Niimura pm it. M prefer Volunteer plan. A i a i Russell also objected to forcing Elsun Howors suck veterans to serve in the ready re serve when Quot there Are thousands Quot viol of pm infill la who have no military service at it nil of i _ i the Vage agreement expires next june 30. but he said he Hopes to devise a plan that will make it attractive to veterans to Volunteer for Reserve service. Other congressional news representative Abraham j. Muller . Said its up to president Eisenhower to Rescue his pub for july 4 visit Gettysburg a. A up a president and mrs. Eisenhower tried to slip one Over on summer today by retreating to Cool Camp David in the nearby Cato tin of a rules committee pigeonhole cent in lied an Page 2, column j new Enterprise wins contract for 3.3 Miles of work work on the resurfacing of remaining avenues which have returning to Job. Production worker began streaming Back to their jobs at wage rates boosted an average of More than 15 cent an hour. Pacesetter . Steel corporation immediately announced Price increase averaging nearly $7.50 a ton which subsequently would raise the production Cost of consumer items from automobiles to electric toasters. Other producers were expected to follow suit. The wage boost ranging from big cents an hour for the lowest paid worker to 274 cents an hour for top skilled men brought the average Steelworker s to $2.38 an hour. Wages of class i Steelworker under the new rate were boosted to $1.6814 an hour while those in the highest classification Job class 32, will receive $3.54% an hour. Sign formal agreement. . Steel corporation and the us signed their formal agreement announced shortly before noon Friday by mid afternoon. Second ranking Bethlehem steel corporation signed next followed by Jones amp Laughlin the nations fourth ranking producer. Union District officers across the nation were ordered by us president David j. Mcdonald to hold contract signing conferences in their areas. The signing in Pittsburgh by other firms such As Republic steel. Youngstown Sheet a tube Wheeling steel corp., great lakes Pittsburgh steel and Allegheny Ludlum was routine. Term v4 in h3i.uu Iii i ii a a a w lie housing program by mustering mountains for the Holiday week one Republican vote to get it out Send the first couple left Gettysburg Friday night after celebrating their ,39th wedding anniversary with a picnic supper for White House staff members on the front Lawn of their farm Home. They will entertain six couples while at Camp David. The president decided to spend the Holiday at the Camp because it is cooler and has better accommodations for guests. But White House press a a a met Secretary James c. Hagerty said abandoned trolley tracks will get it be president May drop by the underway about july 38 under the Gettysburg country club for a few _ terms of a contract won by the round of Golf before the week end a hum was routine. Term new Enterprise Stone amp Lime com Over. Agreed i a Pany at Harrisburg yesterday. White House staff members pre steel. The state department of High seated the Eisenhower a Large ways announced that the company Silver tray and a sofa As Annivera had a Low bid of $204,537.30 to con sary presents. After the Lawn struck 3.3 Miles of streets in the to the Eisenhower gave their 150 City and the county seat it will guests a personally conducted tour take out rails and ties fill with con of their newly renovated Home. Crete and surface with Blacktop reporters were barred from the former Logan Valley rights of Way j affair. But Hagerty said mrs on routes 22. 220, 36 and 764. Eisenhower in taking the staff i probably the most important Sec members through the House was Mon of Tho contract involves the anxious to show Thorn where some removal of track from Tho Conter of i of their earlier gifts had been sixth Avenue from Burgoon Road to placed. Fifty eighth of or. Eisenhower flew to Getty this project late this summer will u,.niinn a it provide a new three Lane Highway Quot Quot s. Rol nmn 3 through the West end of the City. Another portion of the same Eon Rizir Karo or a tract will involve the improvement lilo it i by Ioctl ass of Union Avenue from Broad aver i a r "7jrh,r�uf�, eighteenth a Root drops dead before Culvert to eleventh Avenue the pacts also will serve a a pattern for agreements covering another 600,000 us members employed in steel fabricating finishing and aluminium industries. In today a Altoona Mirror vib. All the. Car tracks on Ankeny shocked and Penn streets in Hollidaysburg will be removed and the streets resurfaced by new Enterprise to re Hollywood a up Broadway a a a i a Enterprise to re y move the last vestige of the Days i actress Bonner fell dead be la of tinted on 2 column 4 a i to 900 hockey play goer at the a cart Hay Circle theatre Friday night name Eagle scout Field executive of by Council Rathay Circle theatre Friday night while speaking her lines in the first aet of Quot Tho Shrike Quot a prize winning Piny written by Hor husband Joseph Kramm. She was 47. She was playing a Hospital Ward scene she had just told her sick husband in the play co Star Dane Clark Quot you look much better to. Thomas c. Sell 25, Eagle scout Day i Darling a collapsed. And former assistant scoutmaster apis run try died of a heart of troop 57 of roaring Spring Lias to lilt been chosen acting Field scout sex. G ecu Tive of Blair Bedford Council. About a dozen actors were on boy scouts of America to fill the Sase in the scene. One said she vacancy created by the recent and was speaking the line when she Vandement of Field scout exc cd a sudden nov slumped on the Edge of Tive Thomas m. Gibson Clarks bed. William b. Bowes Council pres Clark put his Arm about her and Dent w to announced or. Sell s and ribbed. Quot Ann speak to me. Is appointment said the Choice of the something the matter what s roaring Spring Eagle scout As wrong Darling i love acting Field executive was approved i signalled for the curtain to be by the National scout Council As run Down and the audience thought Well As by the Blair Bedford Board. Vas the end of a scene. From july 26 until sept. 9 or. I the theatre management immedi sell will attend the National training school at Soh Iff scout reservation Mendham n. Upon his return he Wall be ranked As a full Field scout executive and will be assigned to the Indian rocks and Bedford districts. At present or. Sell. Who completed two years in the army in May is working at Council Headquarters in the Central Trust building where he is helping to Iron out last minute details for1 amusement. Church new. Comics and panels. Crossword Puzzle. Editorials and features major Hoople. Radio programs. Social events. Sports. Sunday Church services a women a features. J Central state news. 13 Hedda Hopper Quot Quot Quot to builders Page 4 want ads. 18-19 Pago to 6 .10-12 3 8 3 .11-12 5 16-17 weather forecast Western Pennsylvania partly Cloudy rather warm and humid tonight and sunday. Scattered thundershowers North portion today and Over entire area tonight and sunday High today 86 to 91, Low tonight 64 to 69. Central Pennsylvania hot and humid today and sunday with some scattered thunderstorms mostly in afternoons and evenings. Warm tonight. High today 85 to 93, Low tonight 64 to 70. Neely asked if there were any it it ont Inui d on Page 2, Rol nmn 5 notice there will be no Issue of the Altoona Mirror on monday july 4�?i tide Pend Cace Day. A go Home Yankees leaflets Are distributed in Saigon by Charles i. Macaw j sects which Are fighting a Small staff correspondent a scale civil War against South Viet n i i Tho situation in the state of Nam Premier Ngo Dinh diem. I o f re Camp wish Southern Viet Nam in indo China they maintain their own Little pro Wanik near Pavia. The Camp opens j has been complicated by an out vate armies. Continued on Page 7, column break of anti americanism. The United states strongly sup three incidents of anti american ports. Werner diem As offering the terrorism have been reported from unifying South Viet Saigon the capital within the last a Cpin j.1 from falling two weeks. Into Quot ands of the communists. Tjso�v.,but diem a Strong and Buncom inn if n u los thu us in promising nationalist is anti Yankee go Home. Which the French and the French govern com must Long ago made familiar ment is strongly anti diem the arc g dl8tributed in the communists who Are in a teasingly Active in South Viet so far the origin of the leaflets Nam Are of course agents of to and the identity of the terrorists Chi Minh president of the co apart Aso tap a dentists j remain a mystery. Monist state of Northern Viet int lading or. Jonas e. Salk met to emphasize How chaotic the1 Nam. Behind dosed doors at the nation situation is. However it is suggest to is now in piping visiting a1 institutes of health. Their meet of in dispatches that South Viet chinese communists chieftains Mao namese rebels Are probably re tse Tung and Chou in Lai. Spon sible for the terrorism and undoubtedly the three Are Cook that both rebels and communist ing up trouble for Southern vie agents Are distributing anti Ameri Nam France and the United a spokesman for the institutes can propaganda. States. Said there was no Way to say the rebels Are members of the there is no indication however on Hafif it 2, column 4 j three political religious Racket car continued on 2, coir a release of More vaccine expected Washington up the government s polio vaccine committee was expected to give the go ahead today fur the first release of Salk shots in nearly a month. Ing was the Windup of a two Day review of a a considerable amount of vaccine which has been submitted for Federal approval

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