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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania W f An Indiana Catinty T t that wont start afe a lot safer UiAfi those wrmt IA i r Serves Every Wfemtier af Family rwr T f 1 wid Jarftiry tilJUiilllihnfel i L v xf i frLtaiJiLV k EDITION SevaiT MARTIN CONGRATULATES Joseph W Martin of Massachusetts right con gratulates Charles Halleck of Indiana yesterday after House Republicans voted to toss out Martin as their floor leader and replace him with Halleck The vote was 74 to 70 on the second ballot AP Wirephoto Dirksen Elected GOP Buchanan KromerOn Republicans to3ay chosi Sen Everett M Dirksen of Illinois to be their floor leadei for the new session of Congress He defeated Sen John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky with all 34 Republican senators participating 2014 margin Sen Thomas H California was chosen whip or assistant floor leader The Dirksen victory was a de feat for the group of selfstyled Arthur Kromer Punxsutawney progressive orliberal senators senator from the 37th State Sena torial District and William Buchanan Indiana Indiana Coun ty Representative in the General Assembly have been named to committees in their respective houses during the current reorgan fation of the Pennsylvania State egislature in Harrisburg Senator Kromer is chairman of the Constitutional Changes and Federal Relations Committee and vice chairman of the Reappor tionment Committee In addition the senator represent ing Indiana and Jefferson Counties is also a member of the Agricul ture Committee Corporations Com mittee Forest and Waters and and Fish Committee and led by Sen George Aiken of Ver mont Emerging from the twohourj closeddoor session Aiken smiled j and said the results were the I n democratic processes at Father Five Children Die Conservative forces were quar terbacked by Sen Styles Bridges Of New Hampshire Kuchel was the candidate of thej liberal group and his election should give them additional pres tige in legislative actions Reelected without opposition BOOST SLATED Galleries 7sf congress 4 4 Session Marked By Wrangling WASHINGTON Thw 86th Congress con vened today already torn ty wiangling over Republican eadership posts and the ground rules for a looming new jattle on civil rights v Galleries were packed gay bright dresses of admiring women folk of the members Beneath the normal hearts and flowers atmbsphere col lective blood pressures were seldom higher for an opening Senate Republicans had just come from a party caucus where the Old Guard put down an in surgent rebellion and named Sen Evjerett M Dirksen a 1952 sup porter of the late Sen Robert A Taft of Ohio as party floor leader House Republicans were split right down the middle as the re sult of a scrap Tuesday that saw Rep Joseph W Martin Mass ousted as party leader after 20 years at the helm Named to re him was Rep Charles A Halleck Senators of both parses were fprpossibly pro Horse Betting Jill Among irstFiled HARRISBURG AP One of e first bills introduced in the 959 Legislature today called for statewide referendum on legaliz ig horse race betting at tracks The measure sponsored by Rep T BRANDON Minn AP father and his five children died today in a fire that swept their twostory home here Mark Kelly got out of the house after the fire began but lost his were Bridges as chairman of thejlife when he went back in and Mines and Mining Committee Representative Buchanan has been named to the Banking and Building and Loan Assocition Committee and Mines and Mineral Industries Committee Senator Kromer has been serv ing in the State1 Senate since 1956 Mr Buchanan was elected to the State House of Representatives in 1952 1956 and 1958 m Nixon Says Senate Rules Change OK WASHINGTON AP Vice President Richard M Nixon today Id the Senate it has the right o adopt new rules by a majority vote The explosive question of chang ing the emphasis on a move to provide a means for choking off be fore Nixon only minutes after the 86th Congress convened It was raised in a question by Sen Jacob K Javits Nix on replied that he still feels as did when the last Congress con the Senate is empow ered to adopt new rules The view that the Senate can adopt new rules by a majority vote at the outset of the Congress is challenged by Southerners and some other senators Senate GOP Policy Committee Sen Leverett Saltonstall of Mas sachusetts as chairman of the conference pf all Republicans and Sen Iviilton Young of North Da kota as secretary of the confer ence Kuchels opponent was Kar Mundt of South Dakota advanced at the last hour by the conserva tive group Drought Ends JERUSALEM AP The Holy longest drought in memory ended Tuesday night The rains which continued today were the in 11 months Dancing ft every Thursday night te Party every Thursday Wed tft sought to rescue his children Dead were Kelly about 38 three sons Jirn 16 Dennis 12 Pat 14 and two daughters Mary Lee 10 and Peggy 3 Mrs Kelly fled the burning house Neighbors restrained the mother from reentering the house Police Chief Charles Rosgum said the fire victims likely suffo cated All the bodies were recov ered The blaze broke out about 2 30 and the interior of the house was burned out Brandon population about 400 easier to cut i House Democrats tightly under control of Speaker Sam Rayburn were without any raging feuds for the moment Rayburn who has served as speaker longer than any other man was chosen again at a party caucus Tuesday It put him in the presiding chair of the House for a ninth term v Sen Johnson of Tex as was reelected Senate Demo cratic leader at a party meeting before the Senate convened has held the post since 1953 Johnson described the confer ence as highly harmonious with no discussion of such matters as Senate rules on which the Demo See 4 Col 5 Rose Building Flooded Here An apparent broken water pipe above the third floor ceiling of the Roj3e Building in the 700 block of Philadelphia St caused the sprink ling system bell to sound abtfut this afternoon calling Indi ana Firemen to the scene was running from the roof ot the building the former home of the Troutman Department Store when firemen arrived In the interior of the building water wasstreaming through the meta ceiling of the third floor and run ning through the two floors below into the basement No estimate of damage was is about 160 miles northhwest of Minneapolis made and the exact cause of the flooding was not immediately known Pinpointed By Floor Money Industry Tops On Legislative Slate HARRISBURG Ste phen McCann House Democratic floor leader today pinpointed de ficiency appropriations and indus trial development as the No 1 or der of business for the 1959 Legis lature Even before the clamor died down from the formal convening of the 1959 Legislature Tuesday McCann looked askance at the idea of a legislative recess after the inauguration of Da vid Theres been some talk of a recess but 1 dont see how its pos he told The Associated Press Jt seems to me vye have Plenty to do before the budget is The dwindlingoccupational dis if ease fund bolstered by an emer gency million dollar switch of appropriations by Goy George M Leader last August is approaching depletion again It may not last through next month McCann mentioned this and said oscers of industrial expansion projects were on ice for several months because all of a threemil liondollar industrial development appropriation has been spent Id like to see a half million dollars appropriated immediately to get this program rolling he said We can add to it later when we see the Chairman Edward J Kessier RLanpasterX of the Senate Fi nance Committee also opposed the idea of a recess first proposed 1 by Speaker H G Andrews an later endorsed by Sen M Harvey Taylor president pro tempore 1 would liked to got ne hearings way righ awayreven before the inaugura tion w on deficiency appropria he said The Senate however adjourne until Jan day of the inaug opening day cere monies Tuesday The House called for anothe session today to announce com mittee mierubcrships before re cessing until Jan 19 The colorful convening of th 143rd General Assembly Lea er make a for f b partisan approach to the tax prob Sea Milt Increase Scheduled An increase of IVz mills faces Indiana Borough pro perty owners as a result of the record 1959 bud get proposed at lastv council meeting The proposed budget calls for from 8 to ten mijlsin the boroughpro perty tax rate to finance an increase from spent revenue as indicated he would a measure should it each his desk The horsa racing measure was ne of several in a batclx which eached the house immediately fter committees organized Other bills in the oiise would Raise the minimum age limit of motor vehicle operators from 16 0 18 F Agnew Jr and Maurice H oldstein Give the Liquor Control Board the right to reject new H ehse applications if it feels the ocatioh would be detrimental to neighborhood Maurice H Goldstein R Allegheny and amuel Floyd Auto Crash illsSix KENTON Ohio Ten nessee men were killed early to lay in the headon collision of ehir auto and a gasoline tank ruck on 68 about two miles north of here The Highway Patrol and funeral tomes where the bodies were tak en said the victims had been iden ified tentatively as residents of Cleveland and vicinity The identifications were listed as Floyd Clark 22 Herbert Go ngs 41 Richard Kelly 28 Hor ace Boyd 24 Robert D Lee 3L and John B Gibson 32 The patrol identified the driver of the tanker as Albert Fohl 24 01 Tiffin Ohio He was taken to a lospital for treatment of lacera tions The truck was traveling south in 1958 to the asked for 1959 This anticipated budget increase is accounted for in agen eral increase in operating costs plus the proposed addition of two policemen anda parttime po licewoman to the Indiana Borough Police Department Proposedpolice department sal ary and s6cial security tax pay ment jumped from spent last year to the total pro posed this year The suggested increase will pay the salariejs of the two new policemen for an increase in the pay now received by mem bers of the force vTJJie budget will be available inspection dur ing the next month in the office of Ansley borough sec retary Formal adoption ofthe record high budget is expected at next months regular council meeting During the lengthy discussion of the Councilman James Vlack made a motion that the 76 originally requested for the In liana Borough Recreation Com mittee be reduced to approximate y The motion was lost for the wani a second No other member oi council agreed with Councilman Vlack in his attempt to reduce the recreation commissions budgetec igure The proposed budget alsp al ows for the paving of five streets n the borough andthe resurfac ng of fifteen others Scheduled for paving this year are 15th Street between Philadel See 4 Col 3 he auto north lane highway 68 a was clear two anc weather conditions were reported good Moore Girl Still Critical DAYTON Connie Moore 16 yearold Dayton High School stu dent injured in a disastrous auto crash last Friday evening con tinues to show signs of improve ment in Armstrong County Hospi tal at Kittanning Hospital officials however saic today they have not taken her of the critical list but added She stands a better chance since been with us this She suffered several head and chest injuries in a onecar crash that claimed the life of a com panion Hyearoid Lois June CalhouQ Army Reserve Center Bids Expected The U S Army Reserve Cen ter to be constructed in Indiana is still in the preliminary design stage according to information re ceived today by local Reserve of icers from Congressman John P Saylor and it is contemplated tha he project will be advertised fo bids in April and the contrac awarded in May The property owned by the Fed eral Government t North Street for the project is inadequat and will require an additional acre adjoining the selected site A real estate directive authoriz ing acquisition of the additiona area was recently received theCorps of Engineers at Pitts burgh and negotiations for the ac quisition are now underway CoralGraceton Fjre Co party Wed tfx HOWARD T SANFORD quits as chief SgiOwens Temporary Dept Boss By JOE DONNELLY Editor Detective Sgt Harry Owens today was appointed tempor ary officerincharge of Indiana Borough Police De partment following the re signation last night of Howard T Sanford as superintendent of police Sanford who was ately appointed a sergeant of the local police force submit ted his resignation in line with a reorganization of the department The post of superintendent of police has been eliminated and pending completion of the reorganiza tion plans Det Sgt Owens will direct police activity in Indiana Sanfords resignatjpa and sergeant took place atlastnights regular ot the Indiana Borough while Owens selection was of committee t mncement of Galled For CrjineProbe PITTSBURGH federal rand jury today fXjeopened an in vestigation of organized crime in western j At were on hand to testify in the secret pro ceedings first witness was Joseph of Fayette CQunty Among other Witnesses await ing to appear were Chester Stupak of Pittsburgh Patrolman John James also of Pittsburgh and former Pittsburgh Police Lt Allen Carnahan Stupak recently was acquitted of charges he bribed James to secure police protection for his alleged numbers writing activi ties James heads a special anti racket squad for the Pittsburgh police department Carnahan lost his job with the police force more year ago after he was shot in a downtown night club He claimed the shooting was ac cidental U S Atty Hubert liTeiteibaum would not the namesof other witnesses As the jury began hearing testi mony one of Teitelbaums assist ants Thomas J Shannon said the government has evidence that New York mobsters are attempt ing over the numbers and horse betting in western Pennsyl See 4 Col 4 ny Marhach In other action the council jected a graduated pay proposal from White Township representa tives for fire protection Council passed a resolution calling for the township to accept the boroughs original offer of face loss of fire protection N Sanford who had served as head of the police department since 1951 said in his resignation that he would consent to the reduction in rank in the interest of making a contribution to the of the police department which is deemed in the best interest of the department and the v A veteran of 20 years of service with the local police force Sanford will resume his rank as the rate he held at time of his appointment as superintendent No definite plans for the plete reorganization of the depart ment were revealed by borough officials See 4 Col 2 Mikoyan Stops At Cleveland Cleveland I Mjkoyan man of Remains Serious Francis Gallo remains on the serious list in the Indiana Hos pital with a bullet would suffered last Saturday Friends are advised that Gallo is not permitted visitors at Carls Hotel evsry Tbursdjay night 123xC Inside The Gazette BOYLE One of the survivors of the Titanic sinking is featured today in lne Hal Boyle column on page 6 Ml 1WCYTT fPC IjuiiyHV Thp results of H basketball games played last evening are re corded in todays sports section See puges 16 Feafures Kremlin arrived in Cleveland day to start a 13iday coast tour He bustled off a plant and down a double line of police Several hundred picketing ality groupswere blocked bacj by ropes Mikoyan tipped his tiat got off a Capital Airlines piana about five minutes after it arrived at Then he hurried side the concourse gates a brief news conference leaving the airport Cyrus Eaton Cleveland radus trialist and his wife greeted koyan Mrs Eatpn speaking Russian Mikoyan told her it was good to speak Russian with and solicitously advised the yearold Eaton whg bV host that ha should See 4 Col 4 Trucker Killed MOUNT PkKWIT P9 died Memorial Hospital juries suffered last S3 Hirror 8 WQJM 10 16H Low tonight 3130 High 3439 Thursday cloudy wito I ;