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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - August 17, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania TEDDY An Indiana County Newspaper That Every Member of the Family V A wise Is one who Ws wisecracks too late to theitti FflCir teenPages Indiana Pennsylvania Mdnday August J 7 Telephone HO 55555 ur Killed Five Injure In Crash At Ebensburg Three occupants of this station wagon died Sunday morning in a crash near Ebensburg Photo by Sipos Crash Near Dayton persons were injured near here yester day when crashed headon on Route 839 Three of the victims were admitted to area hospitals the other three received dispensary treatment Cowanshannock Twp Police Chief Gilbert James said the accident occurred when autos driven by Lawrence W Lutz 29 of East Pittsburgh and Robert S Ferringer Homeiwere children Die In Crash In Missouri COLUMBIA Mo AP Two cars smashed head on Sunday night in a crash that killed 11 persons a record toll for an auto mobile accident in Missouri Eight others were injured Six of the dead were adults and five R D 1 crashed on the Dayton Road about two and one half miles east of Rural Valley Three other persons were shak en up They were iri a third car township road His car smashed headon into Lutz car north bound on Route 839 Ferringer told police his brakes failed making it unable for him to stop at the intersection Ferringer at first told authori ties he wasnt injured but late DIXONVILLE last evening was admitted to the Armstrong County Hospital Kit tanning for treatment of back in ExDixonville Man Buried On Saturday lets were held Saturday for a former Dixonville man who was killed last Wednesday in an indusjUrjeSi trial accident at Erie Pa Killed when he was struck by A falling twoton core at Erie Forge and Steel Corp foundry was Michael Smilo 41 of Erie Investigators said Smilo was standing near the large core which had been lifted by a crane Cab les supporting the twoton core suddenly broke at one end and the core struck Smilo and a com panion worker Orzel Erie Orzel is in critical condition in n Erie hospital Smilo was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Dixon ville Police said Ferringers auto had that skidded into the wreckage pulled onto the highway from a eight miles east of Columbia on highway 40 One wrecked car was owned by G W Eddy of White Hall and the other by LeRoy Thomp son 31 of Richmond M9 Officers struggled through the night trying to identify the vic tims Bodies and personal belongings were so tangled and scattered it was impossible to tell how many and who were in each car The injured in Boone Coun ty Hospital were either hurt too See U 2 Col 1 Two passengers in his car were See 2 Col 2 WW II lyn and Admiral Halsey Dies At Age 76 FISHERS ISLAND to those now in the Eisenhower led the Navy Survivors include his wife Evenation today in mourning the TwoCar Headon Collision E B EN S B U R G Four persons were killed and five other hospitalized Following a twocar headon crash early yesterday morn ing near Ebensburg Fatally injured in the crash were Robert W Briggs 41 Huntingdon operator of one of the cars Thomas N Corbin 41 Lakewood a pass enger in the Briggs ve hicle Dorothy Mae Corbin 36 wife of Thomas Corbin and sister to Briggs Edwin L Johnson 28 NantyGlo a passenger in a car opearted by Eugene George 24 First St Nanty 61o The injured included two children of the Richard 12 and Susie 6 Both are reported in fair condition in the Altoona Mer cy Hospital Others injured were Jerome A Thomas 27 Ebensburg and Mar shall Showalter 6 Huntingdon Both are also listed the Altoona hospital Thomas was a passenger in the George auto along with Johnson The Showalter youth a nephew of Briggs had been visiting in Pittsburgh and was returning home his uncle George was also hospitalized and is reported in satisfactory con dition According to the report George traveling towards Ebensburg on Route 22 about two and a half miles east of Ebensburg yester day at crossed over the center line into the path of the Briggs station wagon The accident occurred on a threelane stretch of highway on the east side of Anderson Hill be tween Ebensburg and Cresson Briggs and Mr and Mrs Cor bin all in the same auto were dead at the scene of the accident Johnson died about yester day morning in Altoona Hospital Briggs reportedly was the Ar my recruiting sergeant in Wash ington and had earlier picked up the Corbins in a Pittsburgh train station after their trip east from their home in California They were headed for Huntingdon the former home of Mrs Corbin PLANE CRASH Two Spangler Sisters Age Hillsdale Pilot Die In Tragedy CHERRY young sisters who left then parentsat a picnic to go for an airplane ride were killed last evening along with the pilot when the craft crashed hi a cornfield about two and onehalf miles north of Cherry Tree The plane smashed into the ground near the picnk grounds with terrifying impact as the girls parents and other persons at the picnia looked on Dead William E Goss 35 of Hillsdale Rhea Bernice Westover 9 of North Spangler Barbara Ann Westover 10 of North Spangler The Westover girls were daugh ters of Mr and Mrs Daryle West over Goss a pilot with more than 300 lours of flying experience took the Westover girls for a ride from an air strip on the W F Wagner farm near here The Westover family was at tending a picnic at the farm where Goss along with 3avid Longnec cer C h e r ry Tree R had eased ground for a private airfield The plane crashed in a cornfield about 800 yards from the air strip Parents o2 the Westover girls looked on in horror from the pic nic grounds when ffie plane sud denly dropped from the sky and nosedived into the field RHEA WESTOVER BARBARA WESTOVER little sisters lose lives in crash two daughters Brenda of Fleet Adm William B Roselyn Jo a sister Miss Pauline Smilo Rochester Mills four brothers George Erie Steve and Andrew Dixonville and John Glen Campbell Change Traffic Signs In Indiana Motorists in Indiana Borough were cautioned today that one way traffic signs are being al tered on two local streets today One way traffic on School St between Oakland Ave and llth St today becomes one way west 9 Also traffic becomes one way north on llth St between Oak land Ave and Church St Both of these changes were authorized by the Borough Coun cil Members of the Indiana Rotary Club will meet at the Hill Funeral Home Monday at to pay their respects to Mrs Laura Streams 2X 9 Bull Halsey Halsey 76 died here Sunday of a heart actack while vacationing He gained fame as the admiral who chased the Japanese fleet to Another great military the Pacific war Gen Douglas MacArthur said He was one of our greatest admirals and hij name will always be associated with our great victory over Ja its death in the Pacific in World War II Eisenhower who heard the news of Halseys death at Gettysburg said he had lost a warm per sonal friend and the nation one of its great natural His great personal contribution to the successful campaigns in the Pacific and the exploits of the forces undsr his command are a brilliant part of American mili tary said Eisenhower Only four men have held the title of fleet life rank Halseys death leaves Chester W Nimitz as tha only one surviving At Berkeley Nimitz said that Halsey has left for all of us a shining example of courage and Secretary of the Navy William B Franke said in Washington Adm Arleigh Burke chief of naval operations said His pass ing is a profound loss to the Navy our country and to the free Halsey was born in Elizabeth the son ofj a ship captain He was never an outstanding scholar but managed to enter Annapolis and played fullback on the football team On graduation in 1904 the yearbook called him a real old When Halsey took command of Navy forces in the South Pacific in 1942 the tide of war was run ning heavily in favor of Japan We had nothing but a shoe string We were told to hold on and we held Guadal canal to he said later I had the 3rd Fleet I that Halsey leaves a heritage of i See Adm 2 Col 1 ISTC Slated For Special Ed Building HARRISBURG state is making plans for a sweeping to train teachers of han dicapped children Gov Lawrence said in a week end statement that will be spent to erect and equip new buildings on the campuses of 11 state teachers colleges and Penn sylvania State University The buildings he said would be for the sole use of the new training program Work will begin as soon as the General State Authority lets bids Lawrence said Costs of construction on each campus is scheduled this way East Stroudsburg Kutztown Millersville West Chester Indi ana California Lock Haven Ship pensburg State Teachers College and Pennsylvania State Universi ty each Edinboro STC Bloomsburg STC and Cheyney STC PLANE WRECKAGE Troopers John Gondal left and Ray Antram check the wreckage of the plane which carried two North Spangler sisters and a Hillsdale man to death last night near Cherry Tree Killed1 instantly were Rhea Bernice and Barbara Ann West over and William E Goss the pilot Goss had taken the two girls for a plane ride during a fam ily picnic The craft crashed near a private air strip while apparently attempting to land Gazette photo by Sipos Indianas Entry Early Loser In Akron Derby Two Crashes Reported In Homer Boro HOMER CITY Two traffic accidents over the weekend result ed Jn damages estimated Homer City Borough Police report led today The first mishap occurred at 6 Saturday when a truck driven by William M Gibson 68 Indiana RD 3 struck an auto drivenby Mrs Ruth A Moreno McKees port on Main St Police said the Moreno car had stopped to make a left hand turn into the parking lot of a super market when it was struck from the rear by the Gibson truck Damages were estimated at to the truck and to the car Police said they have filed char ges of a motor vehicle violation against Gibson There were no in juries The second accident occurred this morning at on North Main St Police said Anthony Pizarchik Homer City RD 1 had parked his car in front of Kunkle Lumber Co and was opening the door when it was sideswiped by an auto dri ven by Gordon Johnson 681 Maple Indiana Damages were estimated at to the Pizarchik car and to the Johnson vehicle There were no injuries Nomination of 3 directors to the Country Club Aug 18 8 4x Party tonight Catholic Center See Soap Box Derby Photo On Page 10 By BILL HASTINGS Gazette News Editor AKRON Townsend a 13yearold Ander on boy who hails from a family of champions yes terday won a scholarship in just two minutes and 19 ieconds in winning the 22nd AllAmerican Soap Box Derby tiere His brother Terry won the national crown two yean ago Falling by the wayside earlier in the afternoon was Tommy Edmiston the champion from Indiana County who was sponsored in the classic by the Indiana Eve ning Gazette and Indiana Junior Chamber of Com merce Edmiston finished last in a heat which also included John Kiriluk Norfolkj and Richard Bourne Las Vegas Nev His racer was two car lengths behind the victorious Kiriluk at the finish line Townsend used the two minutes See 14 Col 4 Harry Kunkle Passes Away Harry C Kunkle 1201 Water St Indiana passed away at today He was 81 A complete obituary will appear in tomorrows Indiana Evening Gazette William Goss death pilot They fan with other persons through a field scene of the wreckage Police said Goss and Barbara Ann were caught in the wrecked plane Xvjiile Rhea was thrown clear Their bodies were badly See 2 Col 4 Homer Man Charged In HitRun Here Two persons Injured in a hitrun accident in Indiana Borough yes terday at are reported m satisfactory condition today in the Indiana Hospital and a Ho mer City resident has been charged with hitrun driving as result of the crash The injured are Mrs Gladys Shaffer 36 859 Wayne Jndi ana and Roy Clawson 46 Shel octa RD 3 Both received injuries to head when they were reportedly thrown out of a car operated by Dean Wissinger 472 Philadelphia Indiana According to Indiana Borough Police the Wissinger vehicle headed east on Philadelphia St was struck on the right rear by vehicle that was headed north on 13th St that failed to stop for the traffic light at the Philadelphia St intersection Police said the operator of tht vehicle that ran into the Wissinger car was Samuel Raymond 68 Car lisle Homer City He has been charged with hit and run driving and posted bond today pending a hearing According to the police report Clawson was in the right rear ol the Wissinger vehicle and Mrs Shaffer was seated in the left rear seat Both were reportedly thrown to the street as a result of the crash Inside The Gazette DREW Drew Pearson reports today on the relationship between tha Pentagon and big defense contractors See page 6 TOSSES Chuck Lezanic Creekside southpaw tossed a nohitter against Lucerne in the opening game of the GICL playoffs See pages 8 and 9 I Other Features Lamp 10 Business 1213 Comics 1011 Editorial Hospital Notes Obituaries 13 Society 8 SporU 18 TVlUcUo World WEATHER FORECAST Variable cloudiness quite warm and humid through Tuesday with widely scattered showers and thundershowerg mostly in the afternoon and evening Low tonight in the upper 60s High Tuesday in the 80s Fire Halted In Homer City HOMER CITY Fire broke out today at a Homer City area prop erty and extensively damaged the mterior of a small building used as a kitchen Firemen were summoned when the blaze started in a small building at the resicU ence of John Bigan North Water Firemen said Bigan who alone was canning beets in tlui building and had left scene far a few minutes Fire of mined origin broke out and aged the interior of the structure Firemen brought the under control within minutei Fire Chief William Stivison declined W an estimate of damages ;