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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - June 23, 1950, Altoona, Pennsylvania Stock edition the circulation of the Altoona Mirror yesterday was 33,226 a Toona sir t Trot. Weather Cloudt saturday your pleasure on a summer vacation trip will be greatly enhanced by a mail subscription to the Altoona Mirror. Vol. 66�?no. To phone 7141 Altoona a Friday evening june 23,1950. Thirty six pages Price Sib Altoona nov 8th largest City in state City moves ahead in Pennsylvania rank ing despite population drop. Altoona is now eighth in size among Pennsylvania Sio largest cities one rung above its ninth place ranking of 1940, according to a Survey of results of the recently completed census of population. In spite of dropping in population from 80,214 to 76,844 in the past to years Altoona moved up in the rank of Pennsylvania cities because of larger losses in other communities. For instance Johnstown dropped Clear out of the first to ranking. In 1940 Johnstown boasted 66,668 residents to stand As the tenth largest City in the state but according to its 1950 census figure of 62,723, it lost nearly 4,000 residents in the past to years. Erie gains 18,000. Although final census returns Are not compiled for Philadelphia and Pittsburgh it is Safe to assume that these two cities will again rank one two respectively from the standpoint of size in the state. Erie shouldered aside Scranton for third place by picking up 13,-000 residents since 1940, for a 1950 total of 130,125 As compared with Scranton a 1950 population of 125,-080, a drop of nearly 15,000 from its 1940 count Scranton now ranks fourth. Reading and Allentown retained their fifth and sixth place rankings although the Gay Between the two narrowed considerably. Reading dropped nearly 2,000 residents to end up with 108,824 in 1950 As against 110,568 in 1940. Allentown grows. Meantime Allentown acquired 9,000 new residents to is Well its 1950 population to 105,781. In 1940 Allentown was credited with 96,904. Official returns Are not yet in for Harrisburg but it appears that the capital City will move into seventh place because it is unlikely that its 1940 figure of 83,893 will be reduced. This would place Harrisburg in front of eighth place Altoona with 76,844. Listed As the seventh largest City in 1940, Wilkes Barre fell Back two places to ninth in the rankings with a 1950 population of 76,-022. Wilkes Barre dropped More than 10,000 persons in the past to years. Its 1940 rating was 86,236. Because Johnstown dropped completely out of the first to rankings Bethlehem with 65,968 residents for 1950, an increase of 7,500, moved into 10th place. Bethlehem a 1940 population was 58,490. Chester and Lancaster also pushed ahead of Johnstown with Sharp population rises that lifted their 1950 figures to 65,782 and 63,-601, respectively. A _ in today a Altoona Mirror Page Babson s letter. A Bible school lesson.22 Church news .,.,.22-25 comics and panels .28 county correspondence .26-27 crossword Puzzle. 28 editorials and financial news. 23 major Hoople .28 radio programs. 12 social events .22-25 sports. .29-30-31 women a features .22-25 veterans Page .20 Central state news.39 poets Corner. .18 the doctor answers.3 pitching horseshoes. .17 abundant living. 3 Uncle rays Corner.21 Hedda Hopper. 27 amusements. 27 Hospital head Acme telephoto or. Mark g. Risser or. Risser whose appointment As superintendent of the Hollidaysburg state Hospital was announced yesterday by Secretary of welfare William c. Brown will succeed or. Roy w. Gashom who transfers july i to the Allentown state Hospital. A member of the Lehigh county medical society or. Risser has served As assistant superintendent of the Allentown state Hospital since 1946 after six years As assistant physician there. Liberty Bell is telling in City for Bond Sale i 72 boy scouts will Camp out in legion Park the 72 members of the Blair Bedford boy scout delegation who will attend the National Jamboree at Valley forge june 27 to july 8 were getting in some preparatory training today at legion Park Hollidaysburg. Under the direction of scout executive John e. Rhodes and Field executive r. Oscar Smeal the delegation planned to pitch Camp at the Park at 2 of clock this afternoon and remain Chere overnight. They will break Camp tomorrow morning at la of clock. A what we want to do is shape up the delegation so that the task of pitching Camp at Valley forge will be accomplished with a minimum of confusion or. Rhodes said adding that the overnight Camp out which starts this after noon is definitely a practice session to ready the delegation for the Jamboree. Or. Rhodes also reported that a Send off ceremony for the Jamboree delegation will be held at City Hall next tuesday morning at 10.30 of clock and that the Jamboree bound scouts will March from City Hall to the Altoona station immediately after the ceremony they will Board a special Railroad car for Valley forge it 11.50 o clock tues Day morning. Temperatures. Thermometers at the Railroad test department recorded a temperature of 72 degrees at 9 of clock this morning a Reading higher than any of yesterday afternoon. The Low Reading last night was 63 degrees. A replica of the Liberty Bell most revered of All historical relics As the Symbol of the. Nations Independence was on exhibition in Altoona this afternoon to stimulate sales of United states savings Bonds in the Independence drive to end july 4. The tone of the original Bell was silenced in 1846 As it rang on Washington a birthday. Today a replica of the original is on display on twelfth Street Between tenth and eleventh avenues. Hundreds of Altoon ans were expected to View the savings Bond drive Symbol before its departure at 5 of clock. Before brought to Altoona at noon the Model of the famous old Bell that tolled for Liberty was on display on the Diamond at Hollidaysburg this morning for 90 minutes and attracted considerable Public attention. I local arrangements for the Belles reception were in charge of Emile Helms in the absence of Norman f. Lane chairman of the Blair county savings Bond committee. Other members of the county committee Are Lawrence Schrunk Thomas v. Bowen John h. Dillen Edward b. Felty Herman s. Reif Snyder Richard e. Beeler Roy f. Thompson Robert w. Boyer w. Stanley Truby and George p. Gable of Altoona Charles l. Packard of roaring Spring Raymond a. Hagerman and Earl d. Buck of Tyrone d. Robert Brumbaugh of Claysburg William h. Plank and William a. Huff of Hollidaysburg. Mrs. John m. Klepser of Hollidaysburg is chairman of the women a division. Several members of Type com continued on Page 16, column 4 two prisoners receive parole Board releases one application for release on probation was refused and two others approved conditionally this morning at a meeting of the Blair county parole Board in the Chambers of president judge George g. Patterson who presided. Other Board members present included District attorney j. Calvin Lang president Herbert s. Bol Ger and Milton s. Emeigh of the Board of commissioners Deputy controller John s. Clapper Warden John e. Harvey mrs. Eliza e. Leader chief probation and parole officer Alex Weir her assistant and Charles c. Marks Domestic relations officer. Board action was unanimous in disposing of the following cases Donald Campbell Miller application refused. Thomas Calvin Mills to be released on making arrangements continued no Page 36, column i Senate draft Bill causes House protest temporary measure passed until Compromise is reached for permanent act. By Frank Eleazer. Staff correspondent. Washington d. C., june 23.�? up a the Senate a standby draft Bill under which the president could Crank up the induction machine Only when Congress is not in session got a Chilly reception in the House today. A we won t accept it a said representative Dewey Short <r., to ranking Republican member of the House armed services committee. A we will insist on the House version. Nobody but Congress should order the Start of while House and Senate wrangled Over a More permanent Extension. President Truman was expected to sign into Law an emergency Resolution to carry the present Law 15 Days past its expiration Date at Midnight tonight. Only in emergency. Both Chambers shoved through the Stopgap Resolution by unanimous consent yesterday after it became Clear that the Senate and House could not Compromise their differences in time to beat the deadline. The House has approved a two year Extension Bill calling for registration and classification Only. Inductions of men 19 through 25, for a 21-month period could be started Only if Congress by joint Resolution declared an emergency. The Senate after two Days of argument yesterday toned Down its proposed three year Extension of the present Law As is. But it declined to go All the Way with the House and put a double trigger on starting inductions. With Congress in session a joint Resolution would be necessary As continued on Page 16, column 3 City a credit rating bettered by Moody firm the City a credit rating has been moved from a a Baa to a a a in Moody a supplement the arbiter of the nations credit Structure it was reported today by director of accounts and finance Guy z. Pearce. Or. Pearce received a letter this morning from Benjamin h. Shoemaker hi., of c. Collings amp co., Philadelphia which is handling the City a Bond business. Or. Shoemaker accompanied mayor j. Lester Laughlin or. Pearce Norman f. Lane and William h. Haller to new York recently for a conference with Moody s representatives in an Effort to improve the City a credit rating. Quot i see in Moody a Semi weekly supplement today that the rating of the City of Altoona has been increased from a a Baa to a a a a or. Shoemaker wrote. A no rating has been assigned to the municipal authority but the increased rating for the City will unquestionably react favourably to the credit of the authority. A i think this is the most we could have hoped for from our trip to new York a he said. A this will save the City thousands of dollars in interest rates during the next several decades a or. Pearce said happily. A a it Means Well continued on Page 32, column 3 John Marlin to head Blair casualty agents John r. Martin was elected president of the Blair county association of fire and casualty agents at the annual meeting of the association held at noon today in the Altoona y. W. A. He suc9eeds Thomas c. Parsons who has held the Post for the past two years. Other officers elected were vice president Robert f. Mcdowell who was reelected Secretary James a. Yon sr., and treasurer Louis Leix. The group voted to cancel meetings for july and August and to substitute a picnic dinner at a time and place yet to be designated. Aged need to feel useful and wanted welfare meeting told a in any program for enriching old Peoples lives id like to begin right at Home whens there a difficulty in keeping the older person in the proper place in the family Circle a miss Ollie Randall of new York City told the dinner meeting of the annual meeting of Region 5, Pennsylvania welfare conference at the Penn Alto hotel last evening. Miss Randall a tulle a programs to enrich the lives of the older people in our communities a concluded a half Days session in which the problem of the increasing aged population of the country was discussed from ail angles. The welfare conference meeting was conducted in cooperation with the Altoona Community welfare Council and the greater Altoona federation for Community development. The officers elected for the coming year for the Community welfare Council were president William a. Nickoli cer tinted a Page is a lab i a what can be done to help and to make Happy our increasing population of aged persons a was the theme of the regional Pennsylvania welfare conference meeting at the Penn Alto hotel yesterday. Both Young and elderly members of the conference spent the afternoon engrossed in the subject. Oddly enough one of the main speakers of the afternoon or. Pauline Beery Mack of state College contended that age would not be nearly so much of a problem either for those up in Yean or for society if elderly people ate properly. Many of aged problems she said Are because of Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies in diets. Or. Mack director of the Ellen h. Richards Institute at Penn state has for the past 15 Yean been in charge of a mass nutritional study of All Aget from birth to 92. The results of studies of aged people a a brought to the conference for Fiest taxed pm pass s3, eol aau h new tax Bill nets John q. $6.50 yearly a by Rex Chaney staff correspondent. Washington june 23.�? up a a ticket to the movies May Cost you a Nickel less before Long. And the Price you pay for a handbag an alarm clock automobile tire or Railroad ticket May be coming Down a Little too. The reason is that Congress at least seems to be on its Way to cutting Federal excise taxes. These Are taxes the government collects a from Rich and poor alike on certain items. Many people Call these sales taxes. But whatever the name you pay the tax whenever you buy one of the items on Uncle same a tax list. Congress Isnit going to remove these taxes altogether. But it is showing signs of cutting them by a total of $1,010,000,000 a year. For each of the 150,000,000 americans the reduction would average about $6.50 per year. For a family of four that would amount to a Cut of $30�?about enough to buy continued on pose 32, column t smoke control expert coming Back june 28 on april 13, h. B. Lammers chairman of the nationally known Coal producers committee for smoke abatement bluntly told a group of Altoon ans a your City is too dirty and carelessness is responsible for 65 percent of the at that time or. Lammers was engaged in a 10-Day Survey of Altoona a smoke problem and preliminary report at the april 13 meeting was couched in general terms. Or. Lammers will be in Altoona again june 28 and will deliver a detailed report of the april smoke Survey to members of the Altoona smoke abatement committee in the pen elec conference room at 8 of clock next wednesday evening. Or. Lammers return visit to Altoona has a double purpose. After delivering the detailed report of the Survey next wednesday he will remain in Altoona for the balance of the week to make free inspections of Large and Small Altoona industries which would like help in reducing fuel Bills and eliminating smoke. M. M. Devorris chairman of the Altoona smoke abatement committee of the Altoona federation said today that the Altoona real estate Board is compiling a list of commercial buildings for free inspections by smoke control expert Lammers but added that any owner or manager of a local business can get a free inspection of Plant simply by filing name with the Altoona federation or submitting name at the smoke control meeting next wednesday. Or. Devorris said that it is like continued on Page id column 6> Bonus checks seeded up As deadline nears Harrisburg june 23.�? up a the state Bonus Bureau estimates that it will have paid of sent to the Check writing stage about 1,-000,000 claims of world War ii veterans by the end of next month. Bonus officials said a total of 1,153,200 applications for the payments have been received and opened to Date. That is less than 62,000 of the 1,215,000 potential claims on which the Bureau based its calculations. Veterans have just erne week to apply for the Bonus because the filing deadline is july i. All Clear claims where supporting papers were Complete and no mistakes were made in applications have been processed and made ready for payment. Several Hundred applications Are received daily and Are processed at once officials said. The big Job now entails clean continued no Page 36, column i two famous locomotives bound for Chicago fair Iii a the state of Pennsylvania will be represented in Tho Chicago fair of 1950 by one of its most famous locomotives shown above the original a Pioneer of 1851, which pulled trains on the old Cumberland Valley Railroad now part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. This 99-year old locomotive shown Here without its funnel Type stack and headlight will appear in the expositions lakefront pageant Quot frontiers of Freedom four times daily from june 24 until labor Day. It will pull the equally famous Side porch Type Cumberland Valley coach across the 450-foot stage. Chester m. Guilford formerly of Altoona now in the Pennsylvania Railroad s motive Power department at Philadelphia above in the Gangway is directing the unloading. It ii a anew Jersey s most famous locomotive above is a replica of the 119-year-old a John Bull of the Pennsylvania Railroad. It is Beim unloaded at the Chicago fair. The a John Bull is shown Here without its headlight tall Sih Onesteck elongated a cow catchers and other equipment As it arrived on the fair pageant site to be unloaded and assembled. The original a John Bull started pulling trains on the old Camden a Amboy Railroad now part of the Pennsylvania in 1831. L. T. Henderson above in the Gangway a of the Pennsylvania Railroad is directing the unloading. Western roads halt trains As strike nears Chicago Juno 23.�? up a five Western railroads began stopping trains today in the face of an Al switch men a strike scheduled to them within 48 hours. Meanwhile the order of railway conductors called a strike of All Pullman conductors for july to to enforce demands to reduce the total hours worked each month from 225 to 210 for each of the 2,200 Pullman workers. The Al switch men a Union of North America has called a strike for 6 a. In. Local time sunday against five Western lines to support demands for a reduction in the work week from 48 to 40 hours with no loss of pay. The Rock Island the Denver and Rio Grande Western and the Chicago great Western announced that they would halt All service during the strike. The Western Pacific placed an embargo on All livestock and perishable shipments but the great Northern a major Road with 28,000 employees in to states said it would a do the Best we can to keep Normal schedules. It was announced that the fast California zephyrs would be halted continued on Page 32, column 6 Shriner so new Leader past Imperial potentate Harold Lloyd right enjoys a big laugh with successor Hilbert my Poteet who became the new Leader of the National shrine at its Lea Angeles meeting. He la a latin professor at Walla Forest College. Wake Forest n. Lloyd la the Hollywood Ulm comedian. 10th warders stage real a Coon Chase there had been a real a Coon Chase in the tenth Ward this morning and at the end had a trophy to show for it. The Chase began about Dawn when a dog treed a Raccoon which had been raiding Chicken coops of the area. While the dog mapped at the Coon in the peach tree at 213 East fifth Avenue neighbors tailed policeman Edwin Dively who lives nearby. Dively thought it would be Fine if they could capture the a Coon As an additional animal exhibit at Lakemont Park. So he summoned Deputy game Warden Walter s. Smith of Fairview woo rigged up a gimmick with a Loop at the end. The Coon was too wily however and after two unsuccessful attempts to capture it in a woodpile to which it had fled the Coon got free. With the Hue and cry the Coon once again took to a tree this time a Utility pole in fifth Alley Between Lloyd and Kettle streets. Warden Smith firing toward Gamble Hill in Case the shots went wild finally brought the animal Down on the third Bullet. Holy smokes Brookville ont., june 23. A up a the Brookville fire extinguisher company was destroyed by fire yesterday. Loss was estimated at $50,000. . Freight movement at 18-month High Philadelphia june 23 a up a the Pennsylvania Railroad said last night that it moved More freight during the past three weeks Quot than at any time since the Middle of december 1948.�?� company president Walter s. Franklin predicting a continued High level of freight movement said that 90,000 ears were loaded daily this week the largest single week in 18 months. A a this is very Gratifying in View of the serious loss in traffic in May due to the firemen a strike a he said. The p. R. R. President expressed Confidence that the railroads business will resume at current High Levels after the annual Coal Holiday Early next month. Due to the late opening of great lakes navigation he said the Railroad expects a Quot very heavy movement of Ore during the remainder of the season. A not Only is the Pennsylvania railroads freight movement continuing in the volume indicated but Gross ton Miles per train hour one of the significant indexes of eff continued on Page 32, column 6 20 1 flee flood Waters. Vancouver b. C., june 23.�? up a a Small Fraser River Dike broke today under pounding of the flooding River forcing nearly 200 persons to flee. Most of the residents in the path of the released Waters were asleep. Police awakened them and they fled to High ground in a driving rain. U. S. To keep defense bases in far East Johnson and Bradley end momentous Mission in studying i situation in Orient a by Earnest Hoberecht staff correspondent. Tokyo june 23�? up a defense Secretary Louis Johnson told the troubled nations of the far East tonight that in their part of Tho world the United states would do everything necessary for american Security and the peace of Tho Johnson a hint that America would maintain her present bases in the far East came As he and Gen. Omar n. Bradley chairman at the United states joint chiefs of staff ended a momentous Mission to the Orient. After High level talks on United states policy Johnson and Bradley took off by plane for the United states. They had arrived last sunday for a Complete Survey with Gen. Douglas Macarthur of Tho american position and future in Tho far East. Optimistic about far East. Johnson said he Felt a generally optimistic about the far East. But he warned that a the Security of America ties in with the Way Tho United states maintains her position in the far observers saw in words an indication that the United Staten should maintain the bases established in the Orient during and since the War As the keystones it american Security. The hint was strengthened by Johnson a observation that he Wen glad to see the Way american troops and the japanese people were getting along. He said he was delighted to see everywhere he went in Japan american children playing with japanese children. To report to president. The special Constellation carrying Johnson and Bradley Home was flying by Way of Alaska. They will present to president Truman before August their recommendations fat a new policy in the far East. John Foster Dulles state department adviser now in Japan on in a Miliar fact finding Mission is it petted to make recommendations on a japanese peace treaty and other important matters about tub same time. Boy runs into Side of bus Hurt seriously running into the Side of a but Early this afternoon on eighteenth Street Between fifteenth and sixteenth avenues John Walters aged 5, of 1624 fourteenth Avenue was reported in a a serious condition at the mercy Hospital. The boy was admitted shortly after 1.15 of clock with possible fractures of the Skull and rib possible internal injuries abrasions of the face and Chest and severe bruises around the eyes. He elite suffered Shock. Republicans mapping strategy for hectic november Campaign by Lyle c. Wilson staff correspondent. Atlantic City n. J., june 23.�? up a top republicans from 17 Eastern states met Here today in search of votes and Money with which to regain control of Congress next november. Money came first. Chairman Guy g. Gab Nelson of the Republican National committee met with the budget committee. Tho conference then turned to Tho question of How to persuade millions of the 45,000,000 persons who did not vote in 1948 to vote Republican next november. To regain control of Congress the gop would have to capture from the democrats at least seven Senate seats and 47 in the House. Gabrielson predicted at a news conference last night that the republicans would pick up from six to nine Senate seats and at least 80 House seats. He said the gop is sure to win two democratic Senate Seata in Connecticut and one each in Pennsylvania Illinois Idaho and Utah. He said he also thought the republicans would win senatorial contests in California new York and Nevada. Gabrielson said the a trend toward socialism would be the Central theme of the fail Campaign. But he said two other issues peace and communists in government have come up in a big Way. He believes the average american agrees with senator Joseph r. Mccarthy jr., Oisin Effort to a Grid the government of disloyal people and cares Little about the method he uses to gain that objective. Today s is Tho first of three to Cost laced pm Page aft. Salaam Fig a Hospital Force to occupy new quarters or. Ralph s. Metheny manager of the new veterans administration Hospital Here announced that Tho first administrative and professional people presently assigned to Tho new Hospital will move to the Hospital building effective next monday. This group has occupied Spaneo heretofore on the second floor of the Kauffman building in the veterans administration office. The administrative offices on the first floor of the Hospital building in the Wing nearest pleasant Valley Boulevard will be occupied. Sixth British ship damaged by saboteurs London june 23.�? up a communist saboteurs were blamed today for damaging the British submarine tall Yho at Devonport naval Yard the sixth Case of suspected sabotage on British warships in la months. The admiralty disclosed last night that Sand was found in the engines of the 1,090-ton tall Yho sifter they jammed on a trial run. The submarine has been Laid up in Midstream at Devonport As part of Tho Reserve Fleet. Naval authorities said they worn almost certain that communist sympathizers were to blame for Tho tall Yho incident and five other cases of suspected sabotage. These were december. 1948�?seven steel bite found jammed in a Gearbox on Tbs aircraft Carrier Sydney. January 1949 a Rog found in Tho Oil pipe of Tho steering mechanism of Tho submarine trenchant sister ship of the tall Yho. May i 1950 a three magnesium flares discovered before they could explode in the engine room of the aircraft Carrier illustrious which was carrying High ranking naval officers. June 1950�?a a serious explosion continued on Page a column 6 weather forecast. Washington d. C., june 2l- up a Western Pennsylvania probable thundershowers saturday some cloudiness end warm with scattered the showers. Somewhat cooler Day night

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