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Bradford Era (Newspaper) - September 13, 1954, Bradford, Pennsylvania Warmer some cloudiness and a Little warmer highest in 60a, today partly Cloudy and warm tuesday with showers Likely. She to. Tot phone quit Lloyd Gordon phones for the Cor rect answer to a it fix test 12 45 to i p. M. On Wesh. Vol. 77. No. 269. Established 1877 Bradford pa., monday morning september 13, 1954. Full associated press service Price five cents anthems birthday it was seven of clock on the morning of sept. 13, 1814. At that hour the British began the bombardment of fort Mchenry at Baltimore. Among watching Aho action was a lawyer a graduate of St. Johns College Annapolis and a Volunteer in a Light artillery company a Francis Scott key. From that combination of circumstances came the stirring words that were to become the lyrics of our National Anthem Quot the Star spangled and the situation came about just 140 years ago today when a Friend of keys a or. Beanes a physician of upper Marlborough ., was put aboard by Admiral Cochrane a British Squadron for having interfered with ground troops key and S. Skinner bearing a note from president James Madison went to the Fleet on a Cartel ship under a Flag of truce to seek the release of the doctor. Tile British Admiral consented but As the Fleet was about to set sail up the Patapsco to bombard fort Mchenry he detained them. They first were kept aboard the a S. Surprise and then they w Ere held under guard aboard their own ship supposed to be Minden. Thus. Francis Scott key witnessed the bombardment from aboard his own ship. Beginning at 7 ., the shelling continued with intermissions for 25 hours. The British fired More than 1.500 shells weighing As much As 220 pounds each. However they w Ere unable to move very close to their target As the americans had sunk 22 vessels in the Channel. The americans lost but four men and 24 wounded. In the action a British bomb ship was disabled. During the eventful night. Key watched with anxiety Quot the bombs bursting in air and in murky Dawn rejoiced that Quot the Flag was still on the Back of an envelope he wrote that first stanza to the tune of anacreon in heaven. Unfortunately that envelope seems to have dropped from sight. The next Day key made a clean copy of his work in his hotel the Fountain inn. He showed it to a judge Nicholson his brother in Law who ordered a Printer to make copies of it two of these broadsides survive to our time. On sept. 25, 1814 the work we As published in the Baltimore american. Later the author completed three copies. The one written on oct. 21, 1840, is in the Library of Congress. Another is in the Pennsylvania historical society Headquarters in Philadelphia. The copy made by key in his hotel on sept. 14, 1814. Was purchased at auction in 1934 by the Walters Art gallery of Baltimore. That gallery sold it last year to the Maryland historical society for $26,400. The Money was provided by mrs. Thomas Courtney Jenkins in memory of her Mother in Law mrs. Catherine key Jenkins daughter of a first Cousin of Francis Scott key. The Star spangled Banner received recognition by president Woodrow Wilson in 1916 when he ordered it played by the army and Navy. Actually it was not until March 3. 1931, that Congress enacted legislation designating it As our National Anthem. Who is there that does no to thrill to the words of this great Anthem which concludes its fourth and final stanza Writh a and the Star spangled Banner in Triumph shall wave Over the land of the free and the Home of the Brave a report charges sex i a aide took $100,000 Powell accepted a Ash of apartment builder dealing with Agency Washington sept. 12 apr Clyde l. Powell ousted assistant commissioner of the Federal housing administration was depicted in an official report today As Quot the Czar of the nations postwar rental housing program who accepted More than $100,000 from apartment builders dealing with the Fua. Quot reign of Clyde Powell in a report to housing administrator Albert Cole the special Deputy administrator William f. Mckenna said Quot the Story of the corruption of Fhay a postwar apartment construction program from 1946 to 1950 is largely the Story of the reign of Clyde l. Powell a alleged gambling losses led to a series of investigations which resulted in a wholesale reorganization of the housing Agency last Spring. In what he described As a final report on his probe Mckenna said sums ranging up to Quot four and five figures each Quot were paid to Powell by Quot various apartment promoters who reaped alleged Quot Windfall Quot profits exceeding to million dollars in the rental housing program Powell directed. The report called Powell the Central figure in a Quot record of graft and corruption in administration of the Quot Section 608�?� apartment ment program which expired in 1950. Mckenna said there were additional Quot hundreds of cases in which Pha employees took gratuities from builders ranging from bottles of liquor to Cash payments of Quot several thousand dollars five month investigation the report culminated a five month executive investigation of Fua ordered by Cole on april 12. Although called Quot final a Mckenna indicated there will be prolonged repercussions. The report said some cases like Powell a have been referred to the Justice department for possible prosecution or further investigation. Others have gone to the internal Revenue service for income tax followups. The Senate banking committee whose questions Powell refused to answer on grounds of possible self incrimination plans to continue Public hearings and Mckenna said cases still under scrutiny May end in the removal of More Fua officials. Almond eyed Beauty is miss America /9,7,> Dulles confident Formosa assaults can be repulsed Lee Ann Meri wether. 19, of san Francisco an Almond eyed Brunet was crowned the nations new Beauty at the Climax of the miss America pageant in Atlantic City . A California Cirl becomes new miss America to of i on Board bit of transport plane Are killed plan new Effort to end Long strike Pittsburgh. Sept. 12 tip a a committee picked by City Council will make a new Effort tomorrow to end the 43-week-old strike of 12 Al unions against five big Pittsburgh department stores. Councilman John f. Counahan head of the commute said efforts will be made to get representatives of management and th0 unions Back to the negotiating table. The disputing parties have not met since sept. 2. The strike began last nov. 26. When the Al teamsters called its employees off the Job in a dispute Over assignment of truck helpers and parcel past use. Westover air Force base. Mass., sept. 12 a a a four engine u. S. Air Force transport plane crashed and burned today at Thule air base in greenland�?900 Miles South of the North pole killing to of 15 persons aboard the Atlantic division military air transport service reported. Maj. Hilly Bray the divisions Public information officer at this base in Chicopee said the c124 Globe master crashed and burned about a half mile from the Thule base runway while making an emergency Landing. The plane left Thule at 11 36 . Edt Bray said and was aloft 12 minutes w Hen the commander Quot declared a state of the plane was re turning to Thule when it crashed. Bray said the names and addresses of casualties will be released As soon As next of Kin Are notified. A c118. Carrying medical supplies left Westover for Thule and will return with survivors. Atlantic City n j., sept. 12 .41 a she stall she a tanned and she says the new dior Quot Flat look Quot came just in time to save Lee Ann Meriwether 19-year-old Almond eyed Beauty from California had breakfast with newsmen today on the first morning of her reign As miss America 1955. The san Francisco College coed was crowned the nations new Beauty at the Climax of the miss America pageant Here last night. A warm Friendly Brunette with sparkling Blue Green eyes. Lee admitted she was not the Chesty Marilyn Monroe Type. Leeds bust i measures 34 i inches. Quot i think dior Carne just in time to save a she said j she had in mind the new Bast flattening styles shown in Paris recently by the French designer Christian dior. Lee was modest about her figure. But the miss America judges thought she was a knockout in a swim suit. Her Waist measures 22 inches and her hips 35. She is 5 feet 8>2 tall and weighs 124. Her acting ability also won the judges favor. And acting on the stage or in television is her life a ambition. Born in los Angeles Lee later lived in Arizona for several years. Her family moved Back to Cali a fornia and she has lived in san Francisco the past seven years. There was an element of sadness in her Triumph last night. Her father Gregg Meriwether died last july 15. Only her Mother mrs. Ethel Meriwether was with her last night to share the exciting moment when Lee became miss America. As miss America Lee will receive about $40,000 in Public appearance fees in addition to a new car furs jewelry a wardrobe and other prizes. The total value of everything she won is close to $60,000. She Hopes to return to College Aljen her year As miss America ends next september. China warships Hunt wide area for reds Craft planes hit in Vicinity of Amoy for seventh Day Taipei monday sept. 13 apr nationalist China a warships yesterday set up a 160-mile patrol and bombarded Tun Sham Peninsula 70 Miles South of red menaced Quern of. Naval units which have been protecting Quemoy from the threat of invasion from the Mainland seven Miles away spread out in obvious search for communist Craft. The patrol extended from Swaton 125 Miles Southwest of Quemoy to Chinchu Bay 35 Miles Northeast. Amoy bombed again nationalist planes struck for the seventh straight Day in the Vicinity of Amov. Opposite Quemoy. Where 110.000 red troops were reported concentrated. Piping radio acknowledged the raid saying 12 bombs were dropped and claiming that two nationalist planes were j shot Down. The nationalist naval and air i s activities amount to retaliatory blows for a big red shelling of Quemoy starting sept. 3 one puzzling and possibly Sinis lad no warns of red Al Lochs St ran Fie tree bears apples blossoms Limestone a special if Apple Blossom time All Over again on the Mead Cochran farm on Leonard run near Here. An object of curiosity yesterday a the Apple tree on the which ran property which i at two widely contrasting stage of growth. One Branch i loaded with Blossom while the rest of the tree is heavy with fully developed apples. Some have fallen to the ground. As the word got around several sunday sightseers drove up Leonard run to View the strange phenomenon. President told ,7 of tense far East situation extraordinary session Deal with aspects of communist t great political tour plans dropped by Al ssi a a Andrei Vishinsky left tries unsure ssh Lilly to Block a discussion of an air attack on an american naval patrol plane off Siberia while ambassador Henry Cabot i Odge right listens. Lodge had warned of the Western worlds common dangers against unprovoked soviet air attacks. International Hurricane takes toll of 20 lives Portland Maine sept. 12 apr Hurricane Edna the second violent storm to Batter new England in 12 Days ter aspect of this Vest pocket War left. In its screaming Wake 20 dead today including eight has been the absence so far of in Maine where millions of dollars damage was caused Beany intervention by the comm fore moving into the Canadian i Hist air Force. It raised the question whether the reds might be holding Back ase of air Power until they Are ready for a massive assault on the Little Island of que Moy lying almost under the Shadow of communist guns. Maj. Gen. William c. Chase head of the u s. Military advisory group to nationalist China returned last night to Taipei after inspecting Quemoy a defences and conferring with the Garrison commander Gen. Liuyu Chuang. Takes i p his Post Harvard educated Gen. Yuta Wei returned yesterday from the United states to take up his Post typhoon roars Down on South part of Japan Tokyo. Monday sept. 13 it a typhoon june one of the greatest storms in recorded history bore Down relentlessly on Southern Japan today pushing High winds and lashing rain ahead of it. The u s. Air Force which has of minister of National defense at tracked the monster storm for Sev a time Wrhen piping radio has been saying repeatedly the reds Are determined to Quot liberated Formosa nationalist stronghold. Nationalist intelligence reports provinces. Storm blows itself out coastal areas of Southern new England received Only a grazing blow and far less apparent property damage than had been feared four persons perished in Massa Chuse us. Six Highway deaths in metropolitan new York were attributed to the storm. Latest reports said the Hurricane blew itself out of the Gulf of St. Lawrence off Eastern Canada after a smashing blow to Maine and ports of Canada. The Canadian province of Nova Scotia took a heavy beating. A state of emergency was declared eral Days said it will clash into at Yarmouth As Edna reached the Kyushu japans Sou the in most Pun by an a headed across Home Island about 3 . A i jnt0 Central new Brunswick prov , monday est. Violent Advance w kinds buffeted once. No ships were reported in distress. Say there Are 220,000 chinese com i Monist in the coastal area Kyushu this morning j meanwhile Hurricane Florence u to i i \ and sent roof tiles sailing into the sixth tropical storm of the year Between the Fukien Chekian Bor a Ai Baul uus Ali n it to Der and Swaton a straight line a reels Hue Waves it Sun tied the began breaking up today As it nor Ann of it Tiow a Sua Igni Ane a n a of 350 Miles. Communist police seize 2 americans coastline. On the Island of Shik j moved Inland on the mexican a Koltuv the entire Village of Maeno coast Tho new Orleans weather Hama was evacuated by its 10,000 Bureau said High mountains on the inhabitants. Coast near Tux an. Mexico caused the air Force said typhoon june the storm to break up. Power lines ripped those reported to have died in a with 125-mile-an-hour winds at its Center a was 90 Miles South of Kyushu at 8 ., and roaring for-1 Maine yesterday were motorists sept 12 Imp a to o Ward at 12 to 15 Miles an hour. Whose vehicles plunged into Swol believed to be a Doc. It is expected to move across Len streams from broken Banks or Berlin americans tor and his wife today were re Kyushu by Dawm tomorrow and smashed Bridges or were trapped ported seized by communist to hurl itself at the Western tip of in flooded lowlands. I lice on the outskirts of Berlin at Honshu Japan. Main Island be the same place where two Ameri fore moving into the sea of Japan. Washington sept. 12 in a sen. Mccarthy is telling friends he has Given up plans for Cross country political speaking in the current Campaign for control of Congress and this is taken by some of them As indicating he expects an Adverse verdict from the six member Senate committee now investigating his conduct. While assuming the Public attitude of a Man who expects the worst from the committee. Mccarthy remains outwardly confident the full Senate will not vote to censure him. Steadfastly defending actions which have been attacked by Sens. Flanders in i Fulbright dark and Morse ind Ore it Mccarthy has made it Clear he Hopes the inquiry committee headed by sen. Watkins a Utah winds up its hearings quickly. I Quot the sooner this thing is Over. The better 1 11 like he has told friends with the implication he suspects fault is going to be found with his conduct by the Watkins i group. He reportedly expects most of his political campaigning efforts this fall will be confined to radio i and television appearances which he could manage while remaining in Washington Mast of the time to prepare for and Battle out the censure Issue in the Senate. In the Senate Mccarthy will be bound by none of the rules which the inquiry committee headed by sen. Watkins a Utah has imposed on testimony. For instance. He can Tell the Senate in detail a what other senators have done in their roles As investigators a privilege denied him by the Watkins group. Mccarthy told reporters he will make no Public announcement about his Campaign plans until the hearings Are Over. He said about a half dozen senators have invited him to speak in their behalf but declined to i name them and said Quot state chairmen in states where there is a continued on Page 14 Denver sept. 12 apr Secretary of state Dulles reporting to president Eisenhower on the tense far Eastern situation expressed Confidence today any chinese communist assault on nationalist Formosa would be turned Back by american military might. Extraordinary session Dulles report to the president and the National Security Council at an extraordinary session at the summer White House dealt with the global aspects of the communist threat. The Security Council was in session for three hours. James c. Hagerty presidential press Secretary declined All comment on matters dealt with. Quot there will be absolutely nothing disclosed on matters which were Hagerty said. Just ahead of that meeting the chief executive conferred with Fri chief Edgar Hoover and atty. Gen. Brownell and was pictured As Quot in vigorous agreement with them that the administrations goals to Quot utterly destroy the communist party and its activities in the United states. Returns from Orient Dulles met with Eisenhower and then with fellow members of the National Security Council shortly i after flying in from the Orient where he represented the United states in the signing of an eight nation pact against communist aggression in Southeast Asia and also conferred with Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek Leader of the chinese nationalist forces on Formosa. After meeting privately with Eisenhower Dulles held a news conference where most of the questions dealt with whether the United states 7th fleets under instructions to protect Formosa would go to the Aid of the nationalist Island of Quemoy. Near the red China continued on Page 14 can Brothers were arrested last tuesday. The 80 mile wind gusts ripped Power and communication lines. U. S. Authorities said two per though the capital expects ram and sons w Ere arrested late yesterday wind gusts. If it holds its present course it Many of them Only temporarily will probably miss Tokyo a1 patched from carols damage. Afternoon by East German Peoples police near the Dre Linden Check the japanese weather Bureau says typhoon june is bigger than settlement near in contract falks Point on the autobahn outside the the 1934 Moroto typhoon most Dev u. S. Sector. Stating in Japan a history. Many highways remained blocked today. Much of Portland Maine a largest City and Many other comm continued on Page 14 woman 64, i killed Iii two car collision Broth null ant Hoover Confer it till Eisenhower on s Rug Nim drive to destroy red party stepped up key attorney in t to i t rial die at .42 inside the Era county gop Heads to meet candidates in Smethport. Page 2. Local postmaster fleeced head if District group. Page 3. Cleveland indians take twin Sill from Yankees. Page la. 3ndge .13 hospitals. 14 comics. 9 radio. 9 crossword 5 society. 4 editorial. 8 sports. 10-11 insurance of every kind the Smith Agency phone 8712 Cobleskill. N. Y., sept. 12 up a mrs. Louise Lake 64, of 24 main St., Montrose pa., was killed today in a two car collision on route 7 in this Schoharie county Village. Police said mrs. Lake was Riding in a car operated by her husband Homer 71. Who suffered a fractured knee cuts and bruises and was taken to Binghamton City Hospital. Father of mayor die of Accident in juries Greensburg pa., sept. 12 to a injuries suffered in a traffic mishap proved fatal today to David Allison Potts father of greens Burgos mayor Robert l. Potts. Denver. Sept. 12 Ufi a atty j Gen. Brownell and Fri chief J Edgar Hoover said after a conference with president Eisenhower today that the administrations Quot is to utterly destroy the communist party and its activities in the United states. At a new s conference at the summer White House with Hoover seated beside him. Brownell said i there already has been Quot a substantial St Pup Quot in the anti com a Monist drive since the 83rd Congress provided the government with several new Legal weapons. Hoover making one of his rare appearances before newsmen spoke of specific Progress under one of the new Laws a statute which Grants immunity from prosecution to witnesses under certain conditions. Hoover said that under that measure the Fri already has been approached by communists j w to have expressed willingness to j testify about the activities of one j i time fellow conspirators. Brownell said that under another new Law the Justice department is collecting crackdown evidence against Quot a number of organizations including labor under that Law Rod dominated unions can be stripped of their collective bargaining rights and of any right to ase the facilities of the National labor relations Board. At one Point a reporter told Hoover that he the Fri chief i had at times spoken favourably of the work of sen. Mccarthy r j wis. The reporter then asked if Hoover would Welcome the support of j Mccarthy in the administration s j i airline tickets Emery travel service. Hotel Emery lobby. Phone 6166 stepped up drive against communists and subversion generally. Without hesitation Hoover replied that he welcomes Quot the constructive support Quot of any congressional committee Quot Senate or asked specifically then whether he was including Mccarthy a permanent subcommittee on investigations Hoover shot Back Quot that includes All Brownell and Hoover came to the summer White House at Denver to report to the president on their plans for putting to work the new anti communist Laws passed by the last Congress. Those include the statute outlawing the communist party and providing for a crackdown on red infiltrated unions and the Law providing for stripping citizenship from those convicted of advocating overthrow of the government by Force. New York. Sept. 12 4�?clarke s Ryan 32. A key government attorney in the two Alger Hiss perjury trials and a former state assemblyman died today five Days after being stricken with polio. He assisted John f. X Mcgohey in the trial and conviction of la top members of the communist party in 3949 on charges of conspiracy to overthrow the u s. Government. Later he helped Thomas f Murphy in preparation of the two Hiss trials and argued the Case up to tile supreme court after Murphy a appointment As City police commissioner. The first trial had ended in a disagreement and the second conviction. Pittsburgh. Sop 12 air of Hope prevailed today As Westinghouse electric corp. And the federation of Westinghouse Independent salaried unions resumed contract talks. Today a session adjourned with a company spokesman predicting a settlement Quot will be reached he added Quot the differences Are getting very Small and we expect to reach an agreement when we resume the talks the Union representing 15 too Westinghouse employees is seeking a wage hike and improvements a pensions and insurance. The optimistic note at the bargaining table terns from the company a peaceful settlement with the much bigger Cio International Union of electrical workers last Friday several hours before a strike deadline. Three americans. Held year by red chinese deported London. Sept. 12 pm two american newsmen and a former sea Captain held in communist China for More than a year have been deported. Piping radio said today. They Are Richard Applegate Hong Kong correspondent of the National broadcasting co., Donald Dixon International new s service correspondent and Benjamin Krasner former sea Captain. The communist broadcast said the chinese ministry of Public Security recently ordered their deportation and confiscation of their american yacht Quot Kert instructing local Public Security authorities in the province of Wantling to carry out the order. There was no indication when or where the three were released. The broadcast said Applegate. Dixon and Krasner were aboard the yacht March 21, 1953. When it intruded into China a territorial Waters off Kwh they were taken into custody by a coastal defense unit. Quot All three offenders admitted to the crime of intrusion into China s territorial Waters a it said. Applegate 37. Of Medford. Ore. Is a former United press War correspondent. Truck kill boy 3, a he run into Street Erie. Sept. 12 i1�?a pickup truck killed Jerry Breckley 5. As he dashed into a Street near his Mill Cheek twp. Home yesterday. Man a ill stand trial on charge of murder Waynesburg. Sept 12 in a James Fletcher 36, of Bobtown will stand trial in december on a murder charge in the Shotgun slaying of Gerald Tanner 30, last j june 12. 75o a luncheon a i soft .1 Okai not so fast i the assistant Jailer in a Large easter jail was censoring prisoners Maul when he came across this remark in one letter a Honey i am writing this slow because i know you can to read fast. Whether you read slow or fast you la find the Era classified pages a Gold mine of values. And there is no better Market place for the Sale of unused or unwanted items. To place your and Call classified 3173 today until s

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