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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania TtdDY An Indiana County That Evefy Member of the Family did kids mow good when it wan tppUed with the back of a hair hraih Volume Pages EDITION Indiana Thursday April 16 1959 9 Shoppers Rap Hasty Enactment By BILL HASTINGS News Editor Confusion reigns in Indiana County today as merchants clerks and shoppers are at tempting to determine how the states new 3 per cent sales tax levy will affect the community It appeared certain that no two stores or treating the new tax the same way principally because th state did not spell out th provisions of the measure For goodness sake wh didnt they give us time t straighten this thing out one clerk lamented in discus sing the problem Consensus of opinion was tha state authorities should have wai ed in time to school the people be fore putting the tax Into One focal point of the confusio Is the cup ofcoffe Since the new tax collections be gin with an 11cent sale the loca 15cent cup of coffee becomes tax able boosting the price to 16 cents Many Indiana restaurants charg I fling 15 cents for coffee however loitered their course and indicatec they would reduce the price to 1 cents The penny tax therefore would keep the cost to the con sumer at 15 cents This poses a problem with take out coffee as food prepared in a restaurant buttaken off the pre mises is not taxable One restaurant owner said well still charg 15 cents fo ijjcoffee to go as we use a large Container for it than we do for a cup served in the restaurant It was learned tomers never knew that food to See 4 Col 2 Buchanans Park Bill Introduced To Figure New Tax Purchase Price Tax Less than 11 cents no tax 11 cents to 21 cents 1 cent cents to 59 cents 2 cents W cents to 89 cents 3 cents W cents to 4 cents to 5 csnts to 6 cents to 7 cmts to g cnts to w Statewide Reactions Negative Rep William G Buchanan In diana County this week intro duced a bill in the State Legisla ture that would provide a million appropriation for construc tion of a recreation park and dam in Indiana County In a release to the Gazette to day Rep Buchanan said his bill Stales Rep William G Buchanans rec reation park bill for Indiana Coun ty announced two months ago was Introduced this week in the State House of Representatives The bill stipulates The sum of or as I much thereof as may be neces sary shall be expended by the Department of Forests and Waters rom the Oil and Gas Leases Func for the development land construction of a recreation park and dam in Indiana Coun Buchanan stated that the Oil and I Gas Lease Fund is acquired from the rents and royalties on oil and I gas leases on State Land The Secretary of Forests and Waters Buchanan the authority to use this fund for conservation creation dams and flood con si In the 1959 Session of the Gen leral Assembly the Assembly I man has introduced both a reso llution and a bill on a dam for Indiana County If Governor Lawrence supports Imy Buchanan said In Idiana County will secure a State Idam which actually would be industry for our county In sis bill I have given the Gover nor an opportunity to be for the best interests of the people in In jiana outh Runs Into ath Of Pickup Brian Turley 11yearold son of Mr and Mrs Neal Turley 11 Tenth was struck by a car in front of his homt at his morning according to Indi ia Borough Police It is reported the youth ran from between parked cars into the path of a pickup truck operated John H Fleming 26 Aultman The report states the youth lumped up after the incident He was treated by a local physician lor a sore left arm Party twute Thurs tfc to to ncmts to 12 cnts to 13 cnts to 14 csrits to 15 cuts to llojnts to 17 cnts to 18 cents to 19 Cnts to cents to 21 cents to 22 cents to cunts to 24 cents to 25 cnts to 26 c nts to 27 to 28 cnts to 29c5nts to 30 cnts to 31 cmts to 32 cmts to 33 cjnts to 34 cnts to 35 cents cents to 37 cents to cents to 39 cents to 40 cents to 41 cents to cents to 43 cents to 44 cents to 45 cents to 46 cents to 47 cents to cents to 50 cats to 51 ertts to to 53 cents Alterthat the tax ft per cent on the amount ofthe pur chase adjusted to high est cent T Andrews Gives Tax Advice HARRISBURG AP Varied reaction much of i icgative mounted today bve Pennsylvanias new 3 pe cent sales tax started shortly after the sales tax bill was signed by Gov Lawrence on Yednesday Rep John E Whittaker R Lycoming called it a yoke upon the necks of labor in a louse speech A labor spokesman said th measure was all right in afisca emergency but would be unde ensibte a permanent tax pol HARRISBURG syl vanians complaining about paying he new per cent sales tax lave this advice from Speaker H G Andrews You can avoid al1 taxes If you dont smoke if you dont if you dont buy anything if you dont go any place if you dont see anything if you dont livefand f you dont Andrews told the House We nes day that this was the analys s of the tax bill given him by p rlia mentarian Edward S Moore Delay ThorTes VANDENBERG AIR BASE Calif dif iculties forced a second postjione ment Wednesday of the first firing of a Thor missile by a British crew cy or With that statement Harry Bo yer president of the State CIO Council disagreed with Lawrence who told newsmen earlier that Iv considered the tax a permanen part of Pennsylvanias tax struc ture Boyer was among labor leaders on the governors Tax Advisory Committee who recommended in creasing the sales levy from 3 to per cent in to help the tate overcome serious financia woblems in the next two years Boyer said Wednes lay we filed a statement with the report in which we said we considered the measure an emer gency measure one that should be limited in life to the end of the 195961 Boyer added that his organiza tion still believed a graduated in come tax is the only equitable form of taxation Denies Part n Blairs ville Mans Dealii RATON old Bowling Green man has denied under oath that he had anything to do with the robbery slaying of Perry Peter DeSalle 50 of Blairsville Pa Woodrow Hines made the the denial Wednesday at his murder trial here Hines said he attempted to help DeSalle but that he was afraid of David R Peterson 26 of Spokane who was convicted of mur der last January and sentenced to life in prison Hines said Peterson bludgeoned DeSalle with a rock and put him n the back seat of DeSalles au to Hines also said he put a blank et over DeSalles head so his moans would not cause Peterson to strike him again Later Hines testified he help ed Peterson dump the body along a lonely road south of Raton be cause he feared Peterson The prosecution charges Hines and Peterson hitched a ride in DeSalles car in the state of In diana beat him and stole the auto They were arrested in Idaho ast fall IKE f Reigns In County IN CONFAB McSorley Conviction Reversed By JOE BRADIS PITTSBURGH State Superior Court today reversed the conviction of G rranklin McSorley former chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on charges of misconduct in of Pittsburgh business man had been sentenced to from two to four months in prison an ordered to pay a fine and court costs The former turnpike commis sioner was accused of keeping driver on the state payroll to chauffeur former Turnpike Com mission Chairman Thomas J Ev ans for eight months after the lat er retired McSorley was sentenced in Dau hin County Court He appealed the sentence to the Superior Court The Superior Court opinion written by Judge Blair Gunther said there is no evidence from which the jury could have inferrec corrupt motive on the part of the defendant It added The judgement of the court be ow is reversed and McSorley contendedEvans was giving the commission his advice and the benefit of his experience i chairman years When McSorlay was sentenced y Judge Homer L Kreider last tug 27 in Dauphin County Court is legal counsel said McSorley wd been more severely punished han his misdemeanor would re At Harrisburg Lawrence aid he did not know whether Mc orley planned to resign from his urnpike post I havent the least idea what is intentions are regarding the ommission Asked if he understood McSor ey would resign Lawrence said I havent talked to McSorley ut it has been my general im ression that he would Reached at his home in Pitts urgh McSorley said he had no omment on his future plans and no comment at Former Gov Leader In sus ending McSorley from the com mission in January 1957 said the uspension would stand until the matter was cleared by the The majority opinion written y Judge Guenther was concurred n by Judge G Harold Watkjns See 4 Col I Hijackers Taken Into ExCuban Secret Police Members Capture Airliner Land In Miami By ROBERT D CLARK MIAMI Fla jgun of them fugitives rora Fidel Castros firing squads W acked a Cuban domestic aii liner n flight today and forced the pilot o fly into Miami border patrolmen tipped y a radio report from the Mot Capt Candelario Delgado 40 warmed around the plane vhen landed at Miami Internal onal Urport with 19 passengers and hree crewmen Pleading for political asylum he hijackers were disarmed and ustled off to immigration authori es None of the passengers was armed A corporal rmy who was plane ered rtien the quartet took command Castros on the ound for a holiday was if the plane and was relieved of his automatic pistol Three of the gunmen brothers old the patrolmen they escaped rom the grim La Cabana For ress in hrcat of Havana while Hinder Alfredo Mason y Sanchez 51 and his brother Rolando 28 were members of the hated secret po lice forceypf ousted President Ful gencio Bltista who was over thrown byvastro last New Years Eve after a 25month revolution The third brother Jesus 26 was a former Batista air force me chanic Leonardo Serrate 54 the fourth member of the hijack band also was a former secret policeman but he said he had not been im prisoned Shortly after the plane took off from Havana for a 100mile hop to the Isle of Pines Delgado said one of the passengers pointed a pistol at his neck and ordered him to fly to the Dominican Re public where Batista is in exile I told them We do not have enough gas for such a Del gado said Then they told me Fly to Guns also were held at the heads of the copilot Fausto Valdez 35 and the steward Jose Leon 37 throughout the Miami Over Ket West Delgado was permitted to send a radio mes sage telling what had happened The call was picked up by the Key West tower as the plane passed over there at Everything was peaceful when the plane started said Peter Kissel 32 a vacationing stock broker from Far Hills Then three passengers in sports shirts and panama hats jumped up waving pistols They disarmed a bushyheaded Cuban soldier Francisco Araujo Con suegro 18 and took his gun away Then one of the gunmen went to the rear of the cabin and kept watch on the passengers while the other two went up front and stuck up the planes crew There wasnt any shooting or any rough stuff that I saw except for a quick scuifle with the sol dier After the first action another Cuban among the passengers got up aad joined the first three in CONNIE OVERCOMEMrs Connie Nicholas who today was found guilty of voluntary rnan Daughter m the death of Forrest Teel drug firm executive sits at the defense table while Deputy Prosecutor Judson Haggerty presents the closing statements for the state late yester MKV deS t0 fi8ht back the tears While listening to the prosecutors arguments S at right breaks into tears as the prosecution details of the shooting Connie Guilty 2to21 Year Sentence Imposed By JRWIN J MILLER INDIANAPOLIS Nicholas disappointed by her conviction of of her wealthy lover Was sentenced today to 2 to 21 years in the Indian Womens Judge Thomas J Faulconer ordered her talcen to the prison on the east side of Indianapolis later today The 45 double divorcee then returned to her lawyers I tiiought we were going to appeal and get bond set he said We still said Joseph Quill one of her three awyers Mrs Nicholas who will be eli ible for parole in 21 months said she was very disappointed by the early morning manslaughter conviction I had hoped for acquittal all she told newsmen She testified she had shot her landsome married lover Forresl eel 54 accidentally in a struggle mtside his younger girlfriends partment Under the manslaughter convic See 4 Col 5 Hint Early Steel Talk Beginning PITTSBURGH Pa iint that there may be an earlier tart on steel contract negotia ions came today from President David J McDonald of the United teelworkers He said in a statement that after conferring with the indus ry regarding the rescheduling of egotiations an announcement ill be made as to the A spokesman for the union de Hned to amplify the statement s to when or how such a con erence might be held or when n announcement might be ex ected The steel negotiations have been cheduled to start May 18 in New fork Both the industry and the nlon have issued statements earing on the contract situation The industry first proposed that resent wages be frozen for a ear McDonald rejected this lat r suggested steel prices be frozen or a year and came back with proposal that contract talks be in May 4 The industry Wednes ay rejected the price freeze and aid it is ready to begin bargain ng at any time McDonalds statement was is ued today from his office here It should be obvious by now See HintPage 4 Col 4 Tool Shed Fire Sparks from a brush fire ate be eved to have set fire last night o a tool shed at the rear of 1198 Oakland Ave Indiana firemen responded to the eneral alarm about at the ear of the Edward Segner resi ence Damage was estimated at about 100 Agreement Reached In Rubber Strike BULLETIN CLEVELAND AP Negotia tors reached agreement today on the major issues of a new con tract between Goodyear Tire Rubber Co and the United Rub ber Workers Union A joint an nouncement said the master con tract and a supplemental unem ployment benefit plan have been settled Only the drafting of contract language remains for a new pen sion and insurance plan Goodyear is the only company of the indus trys Big Four which has not been struck Negotiators went back into an other session this afternoon to hammer out the details of the new pension and insurance plan The settlement may serve as a pattern for similar settlements with Rubber which was struck last week and for Good rich and Firestone which were struck Wednesday night The joint statement said the set tlement affects employes in 11 plants Further details on these agree ments will be announced when the agreements are the brief announcement said A spokesman said it would be later in the week when the lan guage is completed and the de tails are announced asJtro Plans Cuba In US WASHINGTON AP Fidel Castro welcomed with a noisy reception he said he found delight ful begins a twoweek tour today to promote Cuba among Amer icans and Canadians The bearded Cuban Prime Min ister was greeted with cries of Viva Castro Long from a crowd of flagwaving Cuban supporters when he ar rived Wednesday night by plane A few youths at the airport waved antiCastro signs but they were kept behind a barrier They identified themselves as students from Georgetown University here Wearing a familiar combat uni form the smiling revolutionary leader told the airport crowd I lope in some way I can bring a better understanding of pur pro gram in Cuba to the people of the United States and that they will have a better understanding of our No Budget Savings In Dept Merger HARRISBURG AP Public Welfare Secretary Ruth Grigg Sorting told a Senate Budget Com mittee today merger of the wel are and public assistance depart ments will not produce immediate budget savings There wont be any savings his biennium 195961 and prob ably not in the next biennium Mrs Horting said The two departments were merged into the Public Welfare Department last June 1 The principal benefit from the merger will be at the county serv ce level Mrs Horting told the committee Inside The Gazette PETER EDSON Busy Bee Humphrey seeks to harvest the voters nectar Read Peter Edsons column on page 8 BIG INDIANS The Big Indians of ISTC won their opening baseball game yes terday Read the details on sports pages 18 and 19 Other Featores AUddini Limp Builooi Mirror M S M Motet 87 EdUorUl t 4 Sporti U WEATHER Fair and mild tonight Low in the upper 40s Friday scattered afternoon showers or thundershowers partly cloudy windy and iJigh 70 to 77 v Discuss New State Dept Boss By M L ARROWSMITH AUGUSTA Ga AP President Eisenhower today conferred with hospitalized John Foster Dulles regarding selection of a new secretary of state Dulles who resigned from e top State Department job Wednesday because of can cer also talkedby telephone with Eisenhower that night about a successor The President continued to defer announcement of a successor but Undersecretary of State Christian A Herter was reported after the EisenhowerDulles talks to still have the inside track Dulles talked to Eisenhower from his room at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington Ei senhower was at his vacation cot tage at the Augusta National Golf Club After todays talk the White Souse announced Eisenhowers formal acceptance of Dunes res ignation It change of President tary f Eisenhowe affection fd Dulles c You havfc wark of ovaf machinations of munism You have of the free world c See 4 Col 3 bul the c com the side people Fires Bullets Into Man On Urge REDWOOD CITY Calif A chubby 18yearold blonde who said she fired 18bullets into a roung father because of an urge to kill is just a scared girl to a psychiatrist Dr Walter Rappaport chief of a state mental talked with ponytailed Rosemarie Bjork and Wednesday a few hours after he told Sheriff Earl B Whitmore he killed August Norry 28 on Feb 1 as he dumped grass cuttings I wanted to see if I could com mit a murder and not have it on my Miss Bjorkland a clerktypist was quoted by Whit more Ive felt better ever since killed Norry married and expecting to ecome a father was only a cas ual acquaintance who happened along when she was target prac icing in the hills near her Daly City home just south of San Franv cisco she said An urge to kill that had obsessed her for at least twp years became impossible to ontrol when Norry happened to e in the target practice area she elated Rosemarie a scared girl to Dr iappaport was a lone wolf to Nadeline Ochqa head clerk of an Francisco publishing com pany where they worked She took her coffee breaks and unches alone but sometimes about being handy with a knife Mrs Qchoa said Other employes said she carried a knife n her purse To school authorities Rosemarie was a problem transferred among three high schools for drinking and utting classes and finally quitting o go to work She fired 18 shots from her et pistol at pointblank range Into Norry reloading twice She lived at home with bat mother father and three yfyinger brothers ages 9 to 11 Painstaking fr ally traced the shooting to fcw A work crew recovered dftfe weapon and some cartridge from titf fir pointed If went ofjieeri to W ler said Howard Hwtlty i ;