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Daily News, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1957, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania WEATHER Dry Mild THE NEWS f VOLUME 36 HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION SATURDAY MAY 25 1957 FIVE CRNW PER copy 00 PLAGUE OF TORNADOES HITS 5STATE AREA 9 Area High Schools Plan Commencement Programs Next Week PLANS ARE GIVEN FOR HUNTINGDONS PARADE PROGRAM Nine area high schools will have Commencement programs during the coming week accalaureate services been scheduled for Sunday afternoon and evening by the schools and several class night programs are also planned for the ensuing week Oa Monday evening Hunting don Saltillo Saxton Liberty and High Schools will have commencement programs Captain Jack and Robertsdale High Schools have planned graduation exercises for Tuesday evening while Juniata Valley and Robert P Smith Schools will have com mencements on Wednesdayeve ning May 29 Tyrone seniors wiU graduate on Friday morning Huntingdon High School The Rev Donald W Coughenour pastor of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church of Hunt ingdon will preach the sermon at the baccalaureate service to be held Sunday evening at oclock in the First Methodist Church of Huntingdon Mr Coughenours ser mon will be entitled Finished to Begin Organ prelude processional and recessional will be played by the church organist Prof Donald S Johnson Special music will be sung by the High School Chora lairs under the direction of Her bert Williams Other ministers who will partici pate in the service are the Rev Edward A Pedrette of St Johns Episcopal Church the Rev John C Middlekauff of the Stone Church of the Brethren the Rev Joe D Lister First Baptist Church and the Rev R H Taylor of the Fifteenth Street Methodist Church The Rev G Cecil Weimer is pastor of the host church Captain Jack Where We W21 Find Good is the sermon theme which the Rev Continued on Page Nine RED CROSS TO HAVE ANNUAL MEETING annual meetingof the Huntingdda Chapter of the American Red Cross will be held hi thechapter office 320 Perm Street on Tuesday evening June i at j m Members at the Red Cross are Invited to attend and all board members are especially urged to be present Election of officers and board members for 195758 will fte con ducted EDSON In Washington BY PETER EDSON LOANS WILL LOOSEN IN BROADER HOUSING AIDS WASHINGTON Well the Sen ate Banking and Currency Com mittee finally cut 375 million dol lars off the billion dollar total of the House passed om nibus housing aid bill for next year But this isnt exactly an ec onomy The total on the Senate version of the housing bill now stands at billion dollars This is 95 million more than the Eisenhower administration had recommended for new housing What a housing bill of this size would do is cancel out nearly a billion of the billion dollars which the House of Representa tives has saved on the first nine appropriation bills it has approved so far Even so the Senate housing bill could have been far worse and almost was The Senates Housing sub committee under Alabamas John Sparkman originally reported out a bill which would have cost a whopping billion dollars in new On Page Six GOP LEADERS GIRD TO TRY TO REGAIN FOREIGN AID CUTS Washington May 25 House Re publicanleaders girded today to try to restore what President Eisen hower called crippling cuts in his foreign aid bill At the same time Senate Re publican Leader William F Know land clashed with Eisenhower again along the budget front Knowland who has repeatedly called for trimming three billion dollars from the overall budget came out against the Presidents appeal for power to veto individ ual items in appropriations bills House GOP leaders were work ing backstageto force a test on Eisenhowers appeal to put back clipped from his mil itary budget by the House Ap propriations Committee But they conceded their chances were almost hopeless The Presi dent got little support for his po sition as the House opened debate on the big money bill Friday The final vote is expected Wednesday Eisenhower renewed his requesl for the item veto Friday saying it would enable him to cut expensive and unnecessary proj ects from the budget But Knowland said he thought such authority would give the ex ecutive too much power and sub ordinate Congress too Sen Estes Kefauver accused Eisenhower in a speech in Chattanooga today ol showing tolerance in permitting Knowland and cabi net members to attack his poli cies Continued On Page Nine Work On Dorm At Juniata Is Complete Work on the new womens dor mitory at Juniata College is about 70 per cent completed Eugene S Herrold construction foreman for the Bogar Construc tion Company Seinsgrove gen eral contractor reported today Nineteen men nearly all from this area are now working on the structure which is scheduled for completion by September 1 1S57 Herrold noted that nearly all the outside wcrk is now fin ished so we dont have to worry about the weather from now The construction jcb remains about two weeks behind sched ule according to Herrold but he looks for no difficulty in completing the sched ule At the present time the Bo gar workmen are placing the ceramic tile on the bathrooms and shower rooms and installing the cabinets hi the third floor Also on the job are the metal Continued On Page Two SALTILLO PLANS TO MARK MEMORIAL DAY The Rev Richard H Meyers pastor of the Saltillo Calvary In dependent Baptist Church and the Rev Charles Hess minis ter of the Three Springs Metho dist Church will be the speak ers at Sallillos Memorial Day program on Thursday May 30 A parcde will be held prior to the program The procession will form at the high school at will be fur nished by the SsltiUo High School Band Commencement Moves Into Juniata Spotlight A threeday program of com mencement weekend activities has been scheduled at Juniata College for June 13 Once again the alumni will share the spotlight with graduat ing seniors as Saturday June 1 be observed as Alumni Day Most of the activities on Sunday and Monday however will be for the seniors Highlighting Saturdays pro gram will be the annual alumni luncheon in Oneida Hall at 12 noon Dr Ralph W E Leiter Philadelphia president of the alumni association will preside Prior to the luncheon will be registration in Founders Chapel campus tours and a meeting of the executive committee in the alumni The Friends of the Library tea will be held in the College Library at p m with Prof Paul Bechte of Wiheaton College an alumnus of Juniata In the Class of 1932 as guest speaker Class reunions on the Dart mouth Plan are scheduled at p m with two major com bination class reunions on the list The classes of 19262728 will meet together in the Social Rooms of the Stone Church and a combine of 19515253 will hold its reunion in the Elks Home The 25th reunion of the Class of 1932 is set for the Faculty Club and the 10th reunnion of the Class of 1947 wiU be held at Motel 22 Reunions of the classes of 1897 Continued on Pago Two Plans for Huntingdons Mem orial Day observance have been completed Chairman James E Hammers announced today The holiday program will in clude a street parade and a mem orial service at the GAR monument inRiverview Ceme tery at 11 a next Thursday May 30 The Rev Marlin C Bottiger Protestant chaplain at the Pennsylvania State Institution will be the main the cemetery Assemblyman Orville E Snare will be the master of ceremonies for the Memorial Day program The parade will form at oclock at Tenth and Moore Streets It will move north on Moore to Fourteenth west on Fourteenth to Washington south on Washington to Fifth and north on Fifth to the cemetery John Lilly and Edward G Showalter will be parade marshals The Memorial Day procession will include the police escort the color guard the Huntingdon Military Service Unit cars carry ing the speaker the master of ceremonies the chaplain Span ishAmerican War veterans past commanders of the Legion VFW Jewish War Veterans and 40 and 8 Next in line will be the Hunt ingdon High School Band under the direction of H Lester Gar man followed by the Huntingdon National Guard unit and members Continued on Page Two James Denton To Get Degree At Florida 0 James A Denton son of John II Denton 0E Hesston R will receive a bachelor degree at commencement exercises at the University of Florida on Mon day June 3 The 22yearold student studied journaEEm and commercial advertising at the institution and plans to enter the television field His father manager of Val ley Rural Electric Cooperative plans a trip to Florida to see his son receive his degree Mr Denton will leave Hunt ingdon on May 30 En route to the South he will step in Wash ington D to transact busi ness at the Rural Electrification Administration headquarters Hewill continue to Charlotte N where he will visit the B Continued on Page Two Top Students At SmithfieldJuniata 290 STUDENTS CAPT JACK HIGH RECEIVE AWARDS Outstanding eighth graders of the SmlthfieldJuniata Joint Elementary School were honor ed last night at the commencement program held in the school Two awards were made by the Frank P Hommon American Legion Post and Auxiliary and two by the school board for the highest average m the eighth grade test Shown above from left to right are Elbert Gilliland commander of the Frank P Hommon Post No 24 American Legion John Lilly who presented the American Legion award Robert Williams class president recipient of the Legion award Eva Jane Worts school board award for girl having the highest average in the eighth grade test Mrs Pearl Westbrook who presented the Legion Auxiliary award Barbara Bmigh American Legion award winner Gerald Muckle school board award for boy having the highest average in the eighth rrade test Norris Williams president of the school board who presented the boards awards YIUS CABINET TO RESIGN DUE TO FRIDAYS RIOTING SE Educator Speaks To Class At Smithfield Formosa May Pre mier 0 K Yius cabinet met in emergency session today behind a backdrop of rumors it would re sign in apology to the United States for the antiAmerican riots which erupted in Taipei Friday The United States delivered a strong note of protest to the Chi nese Nationalist government over the outburst in which at least 12 Americans were injured The ram paging mobs sacked the Em bassy and other American buildr ings before Nationalist Chinese troops andpolice m ed through the disperse thejk Taipei was under martial law Lt Gen Huang Tsen Taipei garrison commander issued an order making 10 specific crimes punishable by death Troops Patrol Streets Thousands of Nationalist troops patrolled the city and in vehicles to crush any attempted hew outbreak The orgy of violence was touched off by the acquittal by a Army courtmartial of an Continued On Page Nine Freedom has a price tag at tached a high price tag because it is a very precious These were the words of Dr Ken neth Crosby head of the Juniata College nistory department in his address to the fifty class members of the Smithfield Juniata Joint Elementary School at the eighth grade commencement program last night The exercise took place at 7 oclock in the allpurpose room of the school James Rogers played the piano for the processional march Pomp Elgar as the 51 Receive Diplomas At Woodcock Valley Fifty one eighth graders re ceived their diplomas last eve ning at graduation exercises held at the Woodcock Valley Joint School at McConnellstown The Rev Robert K Nace pas tor of tbe Abbey Evangelical and Reformed Church in Huntingdon was the main speaker at the com mencement He presented an excel lent talk on the subject The Beginning of the Several hundred persons par ents and friends of the graduates JAYCEE CONTEST DEADLINE NEARS The deadline is approaching for a Huntingdon area girl inter ested in winning a scholarship and the possibility of fame and fortune toenter t3ie Miss Central Pennsylvania Pag eant which will be held at Al toona on June 17 Joe Detwiler and Krnest B Heine of the Huntingdon Area Junior Chamber of Com merce are seeking a qualified candidate from this area to enter the contest It was reported this week that five girls have expressed interest in entering the contest and a preliminary interview was held Wednesday evening The deadline for enteringthe contest is June 10 attended the program which was held in the allpurpose room of the school Members of the Class of 1957 participated in the pro gram v Presentation of awards for out standing scholastic achievement was a highlight of the evening The American Legion Award given to the outstanding boy went to Lynn son of Mr and Mrs Ken neth Smyers of McConnellstown The American Legion Auxiliary Award for the outstanding girl was presented toMiss Ruby McCall daughter of Mr and Mrs Glenn McCall of Hesston R D 1 The Abbey Church pastor speak ing in an informal rqanner to the class urged theeighth graders to seek a rich full life He noted that the commencement marked the end of the beginning and not the beginning of the end Continued on Page Nine DAVE BECK GIVEN NOTICE TO RESIGN San Francisco May 25 of the largest Teamsters councils in Jie country gave Dave Beck a blunt warning Friday night to re sign immediately or face forcible removal as president of the giant Teamsters Union i There has been a growing grass roots campaign for Becks removal because of his refusal to answer questions of a Senate Rackets Committee about his conduct of Teamster affairs and use of the unions funds In a resolution voted unanimous XContinued On Two hundred and ninety stu dents at Captain Jack High School received awards yesterday morning in the annual Award As sembly held at oclock in the auditorium Joseph Madden principal of the high school made the citations and the awards were presented by the faculty members in each field The as sembly was set up by Robert Wiley guidance counselor The awards were for outstand ing work in oratory writing club work the Student Council music art athletics and drivers train ing Recognition was also given to those who had made special contributions during the year Barbara Russell received a 525 check from the SimpsonHunt Post 107 American Legion Mount Union for winning the county oratorial contest Mildred Miller for outstanding setvice as club chaplain received a TriHiY Club pin Opal Miller as winner of the Homemaker of Tomorrow Contest received a pin Awards of dollars each were made to Opal Miller a stenographic student and James Miller a clerical by the Future Business Workers Club Bill Fairman won a citation place in the National Art Exhibi tion in Pittsburgh and Charles Coons Clarence Crawley Donna Eberman William Fairman Ber Continued on Page Nine IKE CALIS IN TOP AIDES FOR ACTION ON DISARMAMENT By WILLIAM GALBRAITH United Press Staff Correspondent May 25 Eisenhower today summoned top advisers to an unusual Saturday meeting at the White House to stamp final approval on new American disarmament proposals The ideas that comeout of the special morning conference will be carried to London where disarma ment negotiations with Russia are scheduled to resume Monday Presidential disarmament adviser Harold E Stassen plans to leave here Sunday for the conference Besides Stassen others called to the White House meeting were Secretary of State John Foster Dulles Deputy Defense Secretary Donald A Quarles Lewis L Strauss chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission Adm Arthur W Radford chairman of the Joint Chiefs of and Robert Cut ler the Presidents adviser on na Continued On Page Five Temperature Readings Huntingdons maximum tem perature reading on Friday was 76 and the low last night was 40 according to Weather Bur eau reports The reading at a today wa 45 No precipitation was recorded during the preceding 24hour period Ruby McCall and Lynn Smyerg were cited last eveningas the outstanding students in the eighth grade of the Woodcock Valley Joint School Lynn received the American Legion Award while M5ss McCall was presented ttie Legion Auxiliary Award at the annual commencement program Pictured with the award winners back row left to right are Robert Launtz who made the award to Smyers Elbert Gilliland commander of Huntingdons Legion post and Moss Mary Jane Gienger president of the Huntingdon Legion Auxiliary unit class members entered the audi torium for the program Robert Williams class president extend ed a welcome to all and called on the Rev Marlin C Bottiger who gave the invocation Gerald Muckle accompanied on the piano by Stacey Bottiger beau tifully sang a vocal solo entitled He Other features of the program were the class prophecy read by Merrill Hammon a piano solo Dwarfs played in a fine manner byJtacey Bottiger the class read by John Durn er arid an instrumental number by a group of the class members Taking patf in the instrumenta selection were Eva Worts Richard Alice Foust Carolyn Bar ber Frank WilliamKann Linda Greene Donald Brumbaugh Dennis Clapper and Theodon Brownagle William Cunningham supervis ing principal of the school intro duced Dr Crosby who chose as the theme of his address Free dom He spoke on freedorr as we enjoy it pointing out the fact tha the quest for freedom is fundamen tally the reason we are a separ ate nation It was in 1763 Dr Crosby recalled that a series o events occurred which led our forefathers to strike out for free dom He mentioned the drawing upo the Declaration of Independence In doing so he quoted Presiden Continued On Page Nine Two County Ministers Are Retiring Clearfield May cial services honoring 14 retir ing ministers were held today a the annual meeting of the Cen tral Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Church Two of the retiringministers are from Huntingdon County the Rev James A Farrar of the Creek Charge and the Rev W Murray Young pas tor of the Mount Union church TheRev Cloyd W Fields of iLewistown a former minister at Huntingdon also is included on the list Others who are retiring are Rev Walter R Byers Port Ma tilda Rev Charles F Cather man Hazleton Rev Bart B Crites Northumberland Rev George E Johnson Altoona Rev M S Q Mellott White Haven Rev Leonard L Owens Altoona Rev Elmer R Ritz man Enola Rev Dennis Smith Osceola Mills Rev John M Stevens Fort Loudon R e v Continued on Page Nine CUBAN INVASION ENDS INJAILURE Havana May Interior Jpnister Santiago Rey charged to day that former President Carlos Prip Spcarras now living in Mi ami financed and engineered an invasion of Cuba Friday by a 25man revolutionary group The army reported it captured two of the 25 Lazaro Guerra and Armando Garcia The navy seized the yacht Corintia which landed the revolutionaries on the coast ol revoltridden 0 r i e n t e province near the town of Mayari Rey after a conference with President Fiilgencirt Batista claimed the landing was a fail 200 Homes Destroyed 4 Killed 2 BITTER BATTLES LIKELY IN STATE HOUSE NEXT WEEK Lawton May 25 least 31 tornadoes swept across the stormbattered southwest late Fri day killing four persons injuring a countless number of others and destroying more than 200 homes and one school Several other persons were re ported missing and searchers feared the death toll would mount Forecasters said the prevailing weather today posed a threat of new twisters over the fivestate area of Texas Oklahoma Wyo ming Colorado and Kansas Lawton Hardest Hit Fridays outbreak which fol lowed a wave of tornadoes that struck the area earlier this week was described by the Weath er Bureau as one of the worst in a single day in years Hardest hit was the town of Lawton in southwest Oklahoma where all four recorded deaths oc curred Ten others were hurt four seriously when three twist ers rocketed through the small farming community almost simul taneously The new rash of twisters brought to at least 181 the num Continued On Page Five Huntingdon Bond Sales Increase Harrisburg May 25 Two bitter floor fights loom in the House next week when the Republican majority plans to pass the states two year budget anc school subsidy legislation A wrangle was expected Tues Republican sponsored appropriation the Dem ocrats prepared to introduce amendments to replace some o the sweeping cuts proposed in the General Fund budget The GOP purposely revised their appropriation bill timetable to al low the Democrats time to offer amendments on the bills totaling which have been in troduced so far The overall Re publican planwould chop 000 from Gov George M Lead ers budget House Majority Leader Albert W Johnson RMcKean predict ed the appropriation bills would be passed without any amend ments Wednesday with solid 126 member GOP backing An interparty battle from both aisles was expected when the GOPsponsored school subsidy bill totaling comes up for action The Philadelphia and Allegheny County delegations instrumental in sending the legislation back to Continued On Page Nine SIX MILE RUN WILL HAVE TWO SERVICES Memorial services will be held at the Duvall Cemetery Six Mile Run on Thursday May 30 at a m by the Six Mile Run American Legion Post No 556 Followingthe service at the Duvall Cemetery a program will be held at the Evans Ceme tery Six Mile Rain The Rev Alton Foor will be the speaker at both programs The public is invited toattend the May 30th services There were 33 miflioon dol lars worth of Series E and H Savings Bonds purchased in Pennsylvania during April but the combined report for Hunt ingdon Fulton and Mifftin Counties shows a crop from the record of April 1956 John W Strait of Huntingdon was the only chairman in the three counties to report an in crease over last year The Hunt ingdon County sales for April were against last Reporting for Fulton County was Walter R Sloan The coun ty sties were for April this year as compared to in the same month last year A drop also was noted in Mifflin County where James A Kepler reported sales of aggaiast for last year As a result of the 33 millioa Continued On Page Two THE WEATHER Sunny Dry And Mild Today With High In 70s Fair And Cool This Evening Followed By In creasing Cloudiness During The Night Low In 40s Sunday Cloudy Mild And Humid With Showers And Possibility Of Scattered Afternoon Or Evening Late Bulletins Bowling Green May 25 A Bowling Green State Univer sity student suffered serious leg wounds early today in a shooting incident which sheriff deputies feared may have been an after math of sturtent rioting Friday against university drinking reg ulations Taipei Formosa May President Chiang KaiShek re turned tp Taipei today from his retreat in southern Formosa to take personal command in the tense situation arising from the antiAmerican riots it was of ficially announced Foreign Minister George Ych conferred by phone with the generalissimo at his vacation home on Snn Moon Lake during the height of the demonstrations which erupted la Taipei Friday Sunday Nuclear Blast Planned Las Vegas May 25 The Atomic Energy Comrnission today hoped to fire one of two nuclear devices Sunday to launch its 1957 summer test series Tha AEG Friday night called off its muchdelayed first shot for this morning because of un wind conditions It was the 10th consecutive 24hour postponement caused by high winds Simpsons Attitude On School Aid Is Discussed Congressman Richsrd M Simpsons opposition to federal aid for school construction was placed in the spotlight rnd serv ed as the main point of discus n at a meeting of supervising principals and county school superintendents representing six counties of the ejghtcounty 18th Congressional District iasl evening at Motel 22 Ernest Giddings associate di rector of the Legislative Com mission of the National Educa ion Association and H McLin federal relstions man on the commission were tha juesls at the affair which was leld to gather support for the school construction bill in the House of Representatives Henry J Stoudt principal the Juniata Valley School wai the master of ceremonies last evening He reported to the 35 educators present on Ms trips to visit Simpson to gain his support for federal aid to education The representatives froni Franklin Fulton Miffin Somer set Union and Huntingdon Counties listened during the ear ly part of the session to Gid dings and McLin explain the present status of HR 1 school construction The bill is reported out of the Committee on Education and Labor and is in the Rutes Committee which routes legisla tion to the house floor In the present form the bill calls for 325 million for five years to the On Five ;