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Connellsville Daily Courier (Newspaper) - December 13, 1965, Connellsville, PennsylvaniaDail last edition seven cents vol. 64, no. 28 Connellsville a. South Connellsville a. Scottdale a. It. Pleasant a. Monday evening december 13, 1965 eighteen pages. Info Fown Peter Midlik owner of mid Lik s Dairy bar Uniontown . Saturday in Uniontown Hospital of a Frac tured Skull and severe Shock suffered when he was struck by a car on East main St., in Uniontown police said he was crossing the Street near the intersection of Pennsylva a n i a ave. At . When struck by a car driven by Clarence c. Gardner 52, of Hopwood r. D. 1. He reportedly was. On his Way to St. John the b a p t i s t g. C. Church and decided to Cross the Street to mail a letter. He had been a member of the Church committee for More than 30 years and was a Mem Ber of the greek Catholic Union no. 77 and the american car Patho citizens club. He was predeceased by his wife Juliana in 1955, a half brother John Mrosko and a half sister Anna k. Mrosko. Surviving Are a son Andrew of Uniontown three daughters Mary and Kathryn at Home and mrs. Thomas Helen Ponzurick of Hopwood seven grand children one great grandson and two step Sisters. A prayer service will be help at . Wednesday in the Haky funeral Home Uniontown followed by requiem High mass at 9 . In St. John the Baptist g. C. Church. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery mount St. Macrina. Hearing Shafer Leader in race new York up two names emerged As probable front runners for gubernatorial nominations of their respective parties at the annual Pennsyl Vania society dinner during the weekend. Most political leaders attend ing the dinner Felt former democratic gov. George m. Leader now a Philadelphia insurance executive and it. Gov. Ray mond p. Shafer of Meadville at present have the inside track of failing to coordinate with the rest of the government when it defend hike in interest to Congress by Daniel Rapoport United press International Washington up chairman William Mcchesney Martin or. Of the Federal Reserve Board said today the Board had kept the Johnson administration continuously in formed of its position both before and after it raised interest rates. The Board has been accused North Kingstown . Up three Young Rhode Island women returning from a weekend of skiing were killed sunday night when their car was struck by a new York to Boston passenger train at a Grade crossing. The dead were identified As Diane Octeau 19, of Greenville ., Elizabeth Bates 19, of Esmond and Donna m. Ander son 21, of East Providence. By United press International at least 14 persons were killed on Commonwealth roads during the weekend a Survey by United press International showed. The traffic fatality count be Gan at 6 . Friday and ended at Midnight sunday. The worst Accident claimed the lives of three youths in Hanover a. The fatalities Hanover three York county youths were killed Friday when their automobile failed to negotiate a curve and struck a con Crete abutment on route 216 in Manheim twp. The victims were David nagely 18, Han Over Allen Judy 18, Brodbeck and Harvey Miller 17, also of Brodbeck. Export Ross j. Cline 82, Export re 2, was injured fatally saturday night when he was struck by a car while attempt ing to Cross route 22. Corry Neil Stutzman 33, Bear Lake re 1, Erie county was killed saturday evening when his car struck a Cement abutment on a legislative route eight Miles North of Cor by. Pittsburgh Thomas c. Walker of Plum Borough was killed sunday night when his Auto crashed into Cement Steps on Unity Center Road in Plum Borough. Walker was alone in the car. Frackville mrs. Mafalda v. Spatzer 44, Shamokin was killed Friday night in a two car collision on route 614 one mile West of Frackville. Scranton mrs. Diana Lucas 25, Clarks Summit was killed saturday when an automobile in which she was Riding struck an embankment during foggy and Slippery conditions in Clarks Summit. Tobyhanna p. David Powell 28, Drexel Hill Delaware county was killed saturday in a four vehicle Accident on icy roads in Tobyhanna twp. In Luzerne county. Meadville mrs. Thelma Tay Lor about 50, of re 2, Coch Ranton was killed sunday night when the pickup truck in which she was Riding crashed into a disabled truck on South main St., in Meadville. The victim s husband Cecil 49, the Driver of the truck was admitted to Spencer memorial Hospital with a fractured nose. Norristown mrs. Grace Ham mond 55, Conshohocken was killed and her husband Sidney 62, was injured critically Sun Day in a two car collision at continued on Page 17 As candidates. Shafer gov. William w. Scranton s righthand Man has not announced his candidacy normally. But he said in the past that if he was asked to run he would with party endorsement. Leader did not attend the dinner. He has said Many Imes he has no desire to seek another term As governor. Volany prominent democrats be sieved Leader would be the strongest entry they could place in the race a recent addition to the number of republicans who want their party s candidacy was Allegheny county commissioner Blair f. Gunther. Gun ther among the pennsylvanians and former pennsylvanians who attended the Din Ner formally announced his candidacy. Former democratic gov. David l. Lawrence stole the Thunder at the dinner. Law rence said the annual event had turned into a spawning ground for political rumours. Although i am no stranger to these Lawrence said i must admit that from Reading the newspapers one might get the impression we Are attending a political convention where the principal or order of business is the appoint ment of gubernatorial h o p e former new York gov. Thomas e. Dewey was t h e principal speaker. Dewey de fended the government s poli cies in Viet Nam. Our struggle for survival will be Long and costly but fortunately i believe our peo ple know the nature of the danger and have the patience intelligence and the character to win Dewey said. Today s chuckle the girl who is knitting a sock for a follow has in mind that i May put Hii foot in it. Mother two sons burned to death at Hollidaysburg holidays a u r a a. Mother and two of her seven children burned to death today when fire swept their Frame Home in this West Ern Pennsylvania Community. The bodies of mrs. Alvena Schneider 38, and her sons Bennett 3, and Brian 1, were mind huddled near a second Loor window. State police fire marshal Ken Thompson said he cause of the Blaze has not seen determined. Mrs. Schneider s husband William 35, was admitted to mercy Hospital Altoona with first and second degree Burns of the face Chest and arms Mother mrs. Mary Schneider who lived with the family suffered a fractured and was admitted to the Hospital. Five other children escaped injury. They were William lome on leave from the Navy incent 12 Linda 8 David 6, and another son whose name was not Learned. The father leaped from the second floor but when he tried to reenter the Home he w a s driven Back by smoke and flames police said. His Mother who was on the first floor fled through the front door. Lions meet tonight. Connellsville Lions club will meet tonight at the Greenwood methodist Church. Plans will be made for a smoker at the sobs of Columbus Hall on Jan. 17. Boosted the Pace setting Dis count rate from 4 to 4.5 per cent. But Martin denied this before the Senate House economic committee. I can assure you that the administration has been kept continuously informed of the position of the Federal Reserve system and that there has been a continuing Frank Exchange of views Between the Federal Reserve and administration officials both before and after the Board s Martin told the committee. Martin testified that the current fast Pace of the Economy and the Prospect of a big increase in spending for the War in Viet Nam justified not Only the substance of the Board s actions but also their delaying action further would probably have made it necessary to take stronger measures he contended. Martin appeared before the House Senate group at the demand of his longtime foe rep. Wright Patman a Tex. Patman chairman of the committee led off an investigation of the feds interest action by accusing the Board of flouting president Johnson Congress and even the the quickest Way to sink a ship is to have two Patman said in an opening statement. Patman said All Federal agencies were required by the employment act of 1946 to coordinate their economic poli cies. Criticizes Independent moves although no Agency was exempted time and time again the Federal Reserve has chosen to ignore this Public Law and to go off on its he declared. The Texas Democrat said shortly before the Reserve Board boosted the discount rate from 4 to 4.5 cent Treasury Secretary Henry h. Fowler said the administration opposed an increase in interest rates and warned that any such move would be premature and unwise. For Patman an old foe of Martin and the fed the Board s action last week in boosting its discount rate member Banks have to pay to borrow Money from the Federal from 4 to 4.5 per cent shows what s wrong with the Federal Reserve system or. Martin in Partick the 72-year-old Texas demo crat said the hearings were called to find out who is in charge in this president who is elected by the people or the Federal Reserve Board none of whose members Are an outspoken believer in Low interest rates Patman believes the Board s action could provide rim with the Victory he s been seeking for 31 strip Jie fed of its Independent status and make it More responsive both to Congress and the White House. Another rendezvous Effort in space set for wednesday by Alvin b. Webb or. United press International space Center Houston up 7 astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell sped toward their 10th Day in space and new records today with the crossed fingers Hope gemini 6 will join them wednesday. But new problems cropped up on the jinxed gemini 6 project. As Borman and Lovell spun around the world in their underwear Chipper and confident officials at Cape Kennedy encountered difficulties in their round the clock race to get gemini 6 ready for launch and a rendezvous in space on wednesday. We have a problem. We Don t know the extent of they reported. Informed sources said the problem involved the engine astern on the Titan 2 rocket this was not the plug that fell out sunday causing a shutdown of the engines at the moment of liftoff. But officials remained optimistic. Gemini control at Houston said some additional information to be forwarded to gemini 7 later today Means the launch wednesday probably will come off As time growing Short further delay was possible and time was growing Short. Gemini 7 was due to return to Earth saturday after 14 Days aloft with the possibility it would stay up a 15th Day. But no longer. Borman and Lovell had a broken tape recorder to annoy them As they streaked through the heavens 185 Miles High. Their beards were growing Bustier and their diet a medically sound but not Verj appetizing. I believe we be lost a Little Borman radioed after Awakening from a solid night s sleep. Flight director Christopher c. Kraft updated them on the feverish preparations by 20c technicians at Cape Kennedy to try to prepare the jinxed gemini 6 spaceship for launch wednesday morning after Sun Day s dramatic failure of the Booster rocket to lift off the pad. Gemini 6 astronauts Walter Schirra and Thomas Stafford had the Day off. We re hoping to get off on Kraft said. They have some things they Don fully he did not elaborate. Gemini 7 entered its 133rd orbit at 10 . Est. Mission control gave Borman and Lovell the go orbits another Day their 14-Day goal. The endurance flight record fell to gemini 7 sunday ot7 Transfer ot-7 launched 12-4-65 rendezvous completed Gt-6 Gt-7 space flight formation spacecrafts rendezvous if All goes Well gemini-6 and gemini-7 will Man Euver into a space flight formation according to the Chart shown Here. Six Hurt in Auto mishap at Perry -4 temperature will stay mild with scattered Rains for 14 toward tax hike Likely Pittsburgh up to residents May be paying higher taxes next year if a Bud get proposal is approved by the Allegheny county commission ers. The budget which May reach million has to be in creased in order to finance a Community College program and other new services county officials said. On Capitol Hill top legislative matters to come before lawmakers Harrisburg legislative a series of House hearings and a Republican planning session for the 1966 election Campaign were expected to highlight a sched ule of activities on Capitol Hill this week that also will be spiced with a touch of Christ Mas. While the weighty matters such As civil rights insurance state police and traffic safety Are being mulled Over gov. And mrs. William w. Scranton will take time out to Welcome the Holiday season. The governor and his wife will take part in the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and Carol sing in the Capitol Rotunda Friday. Later. In the Day mrs. Scranton will Tell continued of we 17 tonight at . Est the individual Orbital time record 01 225 hours 16 minutes held by astronaut Gordon Cooper Wil fall to Borman and Lovell. The fuel cells that provide electrical Power for gemini caused a Little difficulty. Water formed by the Hydrogen and oxygen used to feed the cells gathered in them during the night. Switching sections of the cells raised the pressure to Normal Levels. Once again the astronauts prepared for a laser beam test to try to communicate with the ground via a Light beam from hand test held Ray every has been unsuccessful since the flight started dec. 4. Physicians on the ground confirmed a weight loss by the two men on their not very tasty space food diet. A tape recorder aboard the Craft went on the blink. The recorder collected medical data for feeding to various tracking stations. Its tape would not rewind. Sunday Borman and Lovell wiped out the american endur Ance Mark of 190 hours 56 minutes set by gemini 5 astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles Conrad aug. 21-29 of this year. Earlier in the Day they gave America a total of Man hours in space compared to 507 hours 16 minutes for the russians to Date and soared on to Widen the margin by the minute. And at . Est today gemini 7 will match Cooper s Otal Orbital time for an individual the total of 225 hours 16 minutes he rolled up n gemini 5 and in Mercury 7 May 15-16, 1963. As their Reward for setting another new american endur Ance record Borman and Lovell were Given permission to Fly simultaneously in their regulation Long Johns another space first. What started out As a weekend full of Hope for Schirra and Stafford turned in continued on 17. By United press International fell across All of Penn Sylvania today but a generally fair Day was promised for tues Day with temperatures remain ing on the mild Side. The Belt ranged from Erie to Philadelphia and included nearly All intermediate Points. Today s temperatures ranging in the 40 s and 50 s were to drop to the 30 s in the South sections and to the 20 s in the extreme North Mountain areas tonight. The tuesday Outlook was for generally fair weather but with some cloudiness Over the mountains and the probability of Snow flurries in the Northwest portions. High temperatures were to Range generally in the 40 a with the probability of readings in the Low 50 s in the South Central and Southeastern portions. To organize county unit at Perry this evening the member districts of the present Frazier joint school District Perry lower Tyrone and Jefferson will elect an interim operating committee for administrative unit no. 2 of the Fayette county school plan at a convention tonight at Mary Fuller Frazier memorial High school Perry Opolis. The new unit will comprise he same districts As Are in the present joint re. Conventions have been held or unit no. 5, Laurel High lands North and South unit no. 4, Connellsville s nine districts and Dunbar town ship and unit no. 1 Albert Gallatin German and fair remaining conventions in addition to unit 2 Are unit 3 Redstone Brashear and Luzerne tuesday night and unit 6 Uniontown joint districts a Barclay Union and Ohiopyle Stewart wednesday night. Three births at Hospital three babies one girl and to boys were born at Connellsville state general Hospit Al. They Are daughter to or. And mrs. Ohn Hall Dawson . Saturday. Son to or. And mrs. Donald 1340 Leisenring ave., 44 . Saturday. Son to or. And mrs. Henry Pirl Normalville r. D. 1, a. Sunday. Six persons were injured when two cars crashed in the Center Lane of the three Lane stretch of route 51 at Perry Opolis saturday night. The Drivers were Stanley so Bec 22, of Grindstone and Walter Skonezney 54, of Connellsville who were travelling in opposite directions. The Skonezney car then struck an Auto Mobile driven by John Tetro 44, of Yukon pushing it into a steel pole. The three Drivers were injured As Well As Rodger stuck Slager 21, and John Solarik 22, of Perryopolis passengers in the Sobec car and Josephine Karaty 43, of Yukon a pass Enger in the Tetro car. Sobec Stuckslager Solarik and Tetro Are in Good Condi Tion in Uniontown Hospital with fractures and other injuries. Skonezney is in fair condition and the woman was treated and released. A Gas tank knocked from one of the vehicles caught fire Perryopolis firemen were called to the scene. Donna Keating 26, of new Salem is in satisfactory condition in Uniontown Hospital with neck injury suffered in a two car collision at 4 . Sun Day on route 112 near fair Bank. She was a passenger in a car driven by Andrew Salo Peck 55, of Masontown. He and the other Driver Jesse Arnold 58, of new Salem were treated at Uniontown Hospital. Cars driven by John Gera jr., 53, of Allison and Monica Zava Tsow 35, of Uniontown collided on West main St., Uniontown. Gera was treated at Uniontown Hospital for a neck injury. Bruce Lewis 16, of Mcclellandtown suffered a Scalp in jury in a two car Accident sat urday night in Masontown. He was treated at Uniontown hos Pital. Christopher s. Eby 17, the Driver and Robert Macy 18, a passenger both of Pittsburgh were treated at Uniontown hos Pital Early sunday for facial in juries suffered when their car struck a tree two Miles South of Fairchance. Donna Mccaffrey 21, of Uniontown was treated at Union town Hospital for multiple cuts and bruises suffered when a car in which she was a Pas Senger collided with a parked car owned by Hugh Mccutcheon of Connellsville. State police said the car driven by Leonard Lee Starkey or. Of new Geneva was travelling South on route 119 when the steering wheel came off its column. In Nam major fighting is yet to come marines warned by Michael t. Mallox United press International Saigon up of u. S. Marines in the sixth Day of a search for a communist regiment believed trapped in Jungle mountains 335 Miles North of Saigon today reached what appeared to be the base Camp used by the fleeing reds. They found Only abandoned equipment. The leathernecks and accompanying government troops had been warned by the Marine commander the major fight ing was yet to come and today s events seemed to Bear out the prediction. The marines moved Over the top of a Mountain Ridge line and Down into a Small Highland area known As the Phuoc Valley. They found what appeared to be a onetime communist Field Hospital and abandoned weapons and equip ment. The area is 20 Miles South of the Danang Marine airbase in the Vicinity of the Battleground where the now trapped Viet Cong Force last week inflicted heavy casualties on government troops. Strategic air command b52 bombers again today attacked the mountains known to have caves and tunnels big enough to conceal heavy trucks and Large numbers of troops. The area struck by the eight Jet b52s today was Southwest of the target area plastered sunday with 750 and Pound bombs which probably caught the Viet Cong by Surprise. The b52s Fly so High they cannot be heard until their bombs whistle toward Earth. Troops of the . 173rd airborne brigade today accepted the surrender of 22 Viet Cong in the communist zoned stronghold about 60 Miles East Northeast of Saigon. It was believed to be the largest single group to surrender in Masse to . Troops in Viet Nam. Authorities said the surrender was the culmination of a Long Campaign in the Region by psychological warfare teams which have urged the communists in radio broadcasts and by leaflet drops to surrender. At a news conference sunday night maj. Gen. Lewis Walt commander of the third Marine amphibious Force declared of the Phuoc Valley search i Don t think the major fighting has started Al staffing i 11 djs us Hospital patients. Admitted to con Nellav i 11 e state general Hospital were Wayne Yauger of third St., mrs. Stella Strickler of Perryopolis r. D. 1, Melanie Kostelnik of 160 North eleventh St., mrs. Goldie Meyers of White Paul Rosa of Perryopolis r. D. 1, Raymond Fleming of Ohio Pyle mrs. Mae Schinzel of 150 South eighth St., James Gra Ham of Connellsville r. D. 2, Lloydella Gangawere of 99 East Fairview ave., Robert Jordan of 127 Shultz St., mrs. Patty Stewart of Brunswick Ohio mrs Ethel Collins of West Crawford ave., mrs. Geraldine Colbert of 501 Johnston ave., mrs. Etta Keith of 206 West Fayette St., mrs. Rose Marnell of Wood Vale St., Dunbar Jac Queline Rheubottom of mount Braddock Bonnie Martin of 235 Oglevee Lane Cynthia Guth of 1415 Cambria ave. And Mark Dopp theuer of 17 third St., Speers Hill Dunbar. Heavy snows hit Western states new England by United press International with Winter still a week away Central new England today was under a siege of Snow sleet and freezing . Snow was piled a foot deep in the mountains of Utah Arizona and Nevada. Ice covered highways in the Northern Plains and More Snow fell in the upper Midwest. The . Weather Bureau posted heavy Snow warnings through Vermont new Hamp Shire and Southern Maine an area that picked up 2 inches of fresh Snow during the night. Freezing and drizzle fell southward through the rest of new England and upstate new York. Heavy Snow warnings also were flying in the Southern Rockies and along the Northern Shore of upper Michigan. Driving through much of the North was hazardous Anc scores of minor accidents were reported. Thick fog was so bad in the new Orleans area sunday night that Highway police advised motorists to stay Home except in an emergency the City s International and lakefront airports were closed. Elsewhere cold swept through most of the Midwest and extended Down to Florida rapidly dropping temperatures turned the to Snow in Northern portions of Minnesota Wisconsin and Michigan. Contradiction Auto Blaze Burns local repairman working in garage Robert Anderson 21, of Connellsville . 1, employed by John fears Sunico service Sta Tion was seriously burned sat urday while working on a car. According to firemen Ander son was working on a car in the station when it caught fire. The vehicle was pushed outside he building and Anderson suffered Burns of the face and right hand in the process. The alarm was sounded at . Saturday and Ander son was treated in Connellsville Hospital for Burns at . Connellsville township firemen and City firemen answered the Call. Christmas party tuesday night South Connellsville Lions club will hold its annual Christmas party and ladies night program at . Tuesday in Albright us Church. Mrs. Florence Avey will be in charge of the program. There Wil be a report on the annual Christmas lighting con est. Three prizes will be awarded and a fourth will be or Lions. President Harold r. Garlick Las appointed Harvey a. Hild and George Delozier As the club s delegates to the Borough development Council. Taxes will go up Down next year Washington up tax cuts totalling billion will go into effect next Don t cheer yet. Federal taxes also will go up an estimated billion. The apparent contradiction arises from separate congressional actions in 1964 and this year. First the lawmakers enacted a two stage reduction in excise taxes but during the last session they raised social Security contributions and added taxes for the new medicare program. While this May strike some persons As a Case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing it s Only fair to say As president Johnson did recently that taxes have been reduced by almost billion during the past four years. As things stand 1966 is not shaping up As another big tax Cut year along the lines of 1964 and 1965. The 1964 income tax reduction turned billion Back to individuals and Compa Nies and is Likely to Dwarf cuts for years to come. This year people enjoyed the second billion stage of the 1964 act As Well As the first billion stage of the excise tax reduction. The Only Windfall now in the works for 1966 is the second stage of the excise tax another billion Worth. On the other Side of the Ledger social Security and self employment taxes Are due to Rise Jan. 1 to finance increased retirement benefits and new medicare programs for the elderly. Degrees awarded Philadelphia up the jewish theological Semin a r y conferred honorary degrees sunday on associate Justice Abe Fortas of the u. S. Supreme court and or. Gaylord p. Harnwell president of t h e University of Pennsylvania. Fortas received an honorary doctor of Laws degree and Harnwell an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters. The presentation was made Dur ing the Observance of the 80th anniversary of the jewish theological Seminary of America. The weather mostly Cloudy and cooler to night with Little or Snow flurries in the North portion of tonight 33-38 partly Cloudy and cooler tuesday is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvania. Tom Praturi record ims w4 maximum 58 60 minimum 42 30 mean 50 45

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