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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania t t I EDDY An Indiana County NewspAper That Serves Every Member df the Family feitow who says you cant iake H with ydtt must ncvw hava KiwfcHrttfomut x St A VJ EDITION Indiana Pennsylvania Saturday January 3 Telephone HO 55555 M B M High Girl Student Dies In Car Crash Another JUNE CALHOUN crash victim Open Search In Kidnap Of Baby Infant NEW YORK search fora newborn baby stolen from a Brooklyn hospital shifted today to Manhattan where a young blonde woman aroused a druggists sus picions by warmer asking for a bottle The infant girl was taken froni St Peters Hospital Friday night blonde about 30 was believed to be the kidnaper Emil Fischer proprietor of a drugstore on Manhattans East Iside told police a blonde woman between 25 and 30 had come in today and asked for a bottle warmer He said she had left and driven off in a pale green foreign carj after being told he had no warm ers in stock He said thecar had New York license plates starting with either 7T or Fischer described the woman as about 5foot5 and weighing about pounds This weight however did not jibe with that of the blonde een leaving the Bnjoklyn hospital ill a furtive sfie Svas said to weigh about 140 The baby was born at to Mrs Frances Chionchio whose husband Frank is a lawyer The infant was placed in a bas sinet in a fourthfloor nursery ad joining the maternity ward Eight other babies were in the nursery j The father saw his child for the first and only time at Then he kissed his wife and start ed home When the baby was missing a few minutes later police located j Chionchio and rushed him back to the hospital while a search was being made About 2 today he finally had to break the bad news to his wife It was Nurse Priscilla Burke who the discovery that the infant had been removed DAYTON One girl was killed and another critically injured last night when their auto sped off Route 839 and rolled over several times in a farm field three miles south of Dayton A third girl is in satisfac tory condition in Adrian Hospital Punxsutawney The three Dayton Joint Sigh School students were enroute to a teenage dance in Rural Valley when their car veered off the highway and overturned Pronounced dead ait the scene was Lois Jean Calhoun 16 of Kit tanning RD 2 operator of the car In critical condition in Arm strong County Memorial Hospital Kittanning is Connie Moore 16 also of Kittanning RD 2 Paula Barrett 16 of Dayton was taken to Adrian Hospital where authorities list her condition as fair State Police in Kittanning said the Calhoun auto was southbound on Route 85 a hazardous stretch of highway linking Dayton and Route 85 when it careened off the pavement and darted into a field on the John Hileman The auto rolled over several times before coming to a halt ac cording to police It is believed both the Calhoun and Moore girls were thrown from the vehicle Police said the Calhoun girl was killed almost instantly They at tributed death to a broken neck and skull Armstrong County Hospital offi cials said this morning the Moore girl is very poor in critical She suffered multiple her entire body aswell as chest and head injuries She hasnt been well enough to Xray a hospital spokesman said Consequently we dont know if she has a skull Paula Barrett taken to Adrian Hospital is being treated for leg injuries lacerations and shock The auto police1 said went out of control on the crest of a hill and sped off the right side of the highway The teenagers authori ties added were headed for a See 3 Col 2 ROCKET SATELLITE Poses Bid To By STANLEY MEISLER AP Russias hammer and sickle decorated rocket rushed to ward the moon today leaving hi itstrail another major chal lenge for the United States in the battle of space prestige A congressional demand for more American moon shots came shortly before the Rus sians reported their rocket had streaked farther into space than any manmade ob ject has ever gone before TheSjpiet Union predicted the rocket Would reach the vicinity of the moon by 7 Sunday Mos cow time 11 today At that time the moon will be about miles from the Deputy Soviet Premier Anastas Mikoyan by coincidence or othef John Steele Passes Away CLYMER John E Steele Clymer Borough Secretary for any years and one of this corn best known citizens passed away this morning at at the home of his brother William in McKeesport In addition to his duties as borough secretary Mr Steele was known for his activities in Masonic organizations the Presbyterian Church Kiwanis Club fire com pany and other groups Friends will be received after tomorrow at the Bence uneral Home here Firemen will pay their respects at 7 to morrow A complete obituary will be pub lished in Mondays Indiana ning Gazette Eve The Weather Snow flurries cloudy and colder tonight Low 10 to 22 Sunday Amostly cloudy and cold with snow Hurries or possible light snow Offices Open HARRISBURG State Bureau of Motor Vehicles will re main open Saturdays during Jan to service operators license applications The 1U58 operators expire Jan 31 Fire Damage To Seward Home SEWARD An estimated damage resulted to the residence of Curt Wagner in Seward Borough esterday when an overheated urnace set fire to the two story rame dwelling It is reported the Wagner fanv ly was to return from a Florida vacation last evening and neigh bors had started a fire in the urnace to have the hotise heated upon the Wagners return The fire was discovered short y after 2 and the Seward Armagh New Florence and Fair leld Township Fire Departments responded to the alarm One report indicates the entire furnishings of the house were eith er burned or damaged by water and smoke Damage was confined to the en tire interior of the building The intense heat of the blaze helped scorch rugs and furnishings that were not consumed in the flames NEW FLACc were two of the designs pro posed for fhe new American Flag but neither were accepted by President In an act today the President approved the new flag which will have seven staggered rows of seven stars each It will be similar to the flag at the top with the exceptionthat every oilier row will bindented The present flag has six rows of eight stars each AP Wirephoto Alaska Proclaimed 49th State Today By FRANK W VAILLE WASHINGTON AP President Eisenhower pro claims Alaskathe 49th state today pushing the boundaries of the United States within sight of Russian soil At the same time the new 49star flag will be unveiled Signing of the presidential proclamation at the White House at noontime was timed to coincide with expiration of he 88th Congress Several proposed flag designs were presented to the President Friday at his Gettysburg farm for his final decision The public and organizations had submitted almost suggestions The new flag becomes official next July 4 Officials have said it would be technically incorrect to display the new flag before then although there will be no penalty for such use for hi visit to the United States So confident of their rockets success were the Russians that they began talking about prepar ing a manned expedition to the moon The Russians say their cosmic ship weighs about pounds without fuel A British scientist es timated the weight of all rocket stages at an astounding 250 tons See Page 3 Col 4 Admission of Alaska as the irst new state since 1912 marks the See 3 Col 3 Offers Hand To 14 Women BUDAPEST AP Hungary has jailed a swindler for promis ing marriage to 14 girls They loved me I loved thenu Nandor Rudolf told the court Rudolf usually represented him self as a wellpaid miner He met his girls in Budapest bars or at vacation resorts New Soviet Rocket At A Glance announced rocket launched to vicinity of moon wUl pass on and become planet around sun 93 million miles from earth Supposed to reach the vicinity of the moon at 11 EST today WASHINGTON launching presents new challenge to United States congressional demands for more I American moon shots are made shortly before Russians an nounce rocket has gone farther into space than any manmade ob ject before it including moon shots of free world full of admiration and surprise feat hailed behind Iron Curtain and in Western Europe Scientists express confidence rocket will fol low intended path CAPE CANAVERAL Fla American space tracking post sit ting idle no request made to at tempt tracking Russian rocket RED MOON moon is a cosmic the Russians say which they expect to reach earths neighbor 3 Shown above is a photo received in Canada from Czechoslovakia sources It shows themodel of a huge Soviet Moon believed to be similar to the one now in flight Scale bus and helicopter arrows indicate the size ofthe rocket Emblazoned on the body of the moon rocket are the coat of arms pf the U S S R and the inscription Union of Soviet Socialist Republics January Long Life Expected For Soviets lunik 1st Artificial Planet By HAROLD K MILKS MOSCOW new Soviet cosmic rocket will hurtle past the moon and be come the1 first planet and satellite of the Moscow radio reported today The announcement that the rocket was expected to go into orbit around the sun came as it soared about three fifths of the distance to the moon far beyond height ever reached before by a manmade object The rocket will miss the moon by to miles the Rus sians said Jubilant Russians already were calling the ngw rocket Students marched through fired flares The cosmic rocket cut loose a sodium cloud to a com ets tail in the early morning hburs The Moscow Planetarium said bad weather had prevented a photograph of the comet tail here but a Soviet scientist report ed a central Asian observatory had got a picture A radio broadcast said at 8 EST the rocket which was launched was still on course and had traveled miles Tracker stations in the So viet Union at that time lost radio contact because the rocket had disappeared below their horizon The radio kept jubilant and edger Soviet citizens well informed on the progress of the rocket fur nishing some details of its travel See 3 Col 6 By ALTON BLAKESLEE Associate Press Science Writer NEW YORK fledgling Soviet planet might wheel around the for millions of years And it could tell scientists what space is like at distances of one or several million miles from earth if its radio voice is strong enough These Were goals of the Armys Pioneer III moonshot a month ago That rocket rose up only 654 miles Now Soviet scientists have given earth a baby brother planet It not only brings them tremendous prestige with a planet bearing pennants reading See 3 Col 3 juries Fatal PITTSBURGH AP Injuries suffered in an auto wreck Dec 26 claimed the life today of Wil liam Dobbin 25 of Glassport Dobbing was admitted to Monte fiore Hospital with a brain injury after his auto struck a tree along Camp Hollow Road in suburban West Mifflin He was riding alone Along With Temporary President Urrutia AfterCrash At Seward SEWARD A 7yearW Sew ard child was critically injured yesterday afternoon when he was struck by an auto on Indiana Street in Seward Dennis Baird son of Mr and Mrs Donald Baird is a patient in Johnstown where he is being treated for a fracture of the skull and other injuries Driver of the auto was idehtfr fied as Miss Frances Pizzino ward a nurse at Lee Hospital Miss Pizzino told police she was enroute to work when the boy apparently got out of a car oper ated by his mother and darted across the street toward the post office She said she was unable to avoid hitting the youngster Castro Expected In Havana Today Members of Una Rebekah Lodge j designated 292 meet at the Lodge Hall 7 p m dent from By LARRY ALLEN HAVANA AP The bearded rebel leader Fidel Castro made arrangements for a quick flight to Havana today to restore authority to this torn capital A Viscount airliner was warmed up to bring Castro and Judge Manuel Urrutia the man he has the 32yearold Castro who drove I they still face the prospect of leader and the man he wants for dictator Fulgencio Batista into cleaning up diehard remnants of president would arrive sometime the Batista regime hiding out in j this afternoon with Urrutia mov exile New Years Day The first task facing the new regime is to restore order and to lend a general revolutionary strike Havana Maj Gen Eulogio Cantillo chief of the armed forces under the for temporary presi their provisional cap I Sunday evening Jan 4th for serital of Santiago at the eastern end vices for sister Inez Duncan Black of the island Noble Grand Sara Davis HBx The prospects were good that that has paralyzed this big resort shortlived military junta that capital and created a growing food shortage Radio stations broadcast new warnings that anyone caught loot ing or stirring up disorder would be dealt with severely Heavy squads of police sailors the provisional government would land coast guardsmen were as Dance tonite Club Savoy by Melodaires lite residents by nightfa 11 swept the in strifetorn Havana r Indiana Roller Rink Public skatj with the report that a triumphal tonite to 12 118x I appearance was not far off for signed to watch all vital centers including government buildings banks and industrial plants Castros forces are firmly in control of the whole island but took over after Batista had iled to the Dominican Republic was arrested Castro had accused Can tillo of betraying him after mak ing a deal to hand over Batista ing immediately into the heavily fortified Presidential Palace after being sworn in The Cuban Supreme Court had refused to swear in Batistas choice for his successor Carlos Piedra The rebels came out of the hills Friday night and assumed control and his top aides along with the of all army garrisons government reins of the Cuban government buildings and police stations in The Cubans Airlines Viscount to westernmost Piuar Del Rio pro bring Castro and Urrutia here viiice normally would make the flight to A fierce and bloody battle be Santiago and back in less than tween rebel tanks and diehard Ba four hours tista folllowers accompanied the This indicated that the rebel followers Friday More than 40 men were believed dead and esti mates of the wounded ran to 450 Gunfire was hearcj in various sections of Havana during the night Bands of guntoting rebel youths roamed the city hunting enemies of Castro and claiming control of sections of this city of million persons Some 600 of Castros top fight ing men arrived in Havana before dawn from Las Villas province They were led by Ernesto Gwer vara an Argentine medical doctor who as one of Castros top lieu tfeiiants was a commander in the crucial battle of Santa Clara Although a general strike called occupation of Havana by Castro by the rebels until Urrutia tallies over is only 48 hours old food is already in short supply Some gro cery stores were broken into and looted during the night in central Havana Police were rushed to the to break up raids Unless the strike ends and there Is a halt to the violence arising out of the political situation bloody riots may also develop Two rebels were shot dead Fri day night near the Hilton Hotel and another near the University of Havana Some areas of the fashionable Side were blocked off and foreigners where the Ernest Blast InjuresOne ERNEST An Indiana RD 1 man was injured early today when a bottled gas container reportedly exploded at the Mahonipg Stores service station in Ernest White according to hos pital authorities suffered Of barricaded Most stayecl injsids hotels food supplies began to run low See 3 Col i the arms face and hands in the accident He is listed in satisCfO tory condition According to preliminary ports the bottled cootaiow exploded about 8 Extent of damages to the building if known Hotel Ssganwe St 210 ;