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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania TIDDY That Every Mtanfthr of the Family v t Twartty 1969 f J Two Sections In Dixonville Blaze FIGHT STILL ON Firemen were battling Dixonville blaze at noon Photo by Sipos State Flood Damaga Soars in to Millions Local Worker Called To Miss Martha Nupp Disaster Case Worker for the Indiana County Red Cross Chapter has been called to assist in the rehab ilitation work among the flood stricken families in the Meadville area PITTSBURGH Pa flood that caused millions of dollars damage in rolled down the Ohio River Valley today with diminishing force In areas west and south of Pittsburgh the crest swept past at lower levels and with relatively slighl damage East Liverpool Ohio reported the worst was eight feet above the citys theoretical flood stage but damage was only S Many huge freightc a r r y i n barges ripped from their moor ings streamed down the river on the icechoked tide Some Sank Some banged into bridge pillars with shuddering i m pact One snapped a guy wire of siis pension bridge at Wheeling Miss Nupp who has served inSpectators said the sound was like the twanging of a giant guitar Worst Pennsylvania floods spots I morning were far up on and at Sharon Pa Pa French Creek backing record worker will j high waters into Fire B VTV4V Meadville She expects to be active j to the south were blocked in disaster work for at least three Residents of Sharon 45 miles XT nojthwest of Pittsburgh found the Miss Nuppis one of a corps of their city under water for disaster workers called to assistthe second successive morning the Red Cross meet the needs ofThe Snenango River which over Assistance Rolls Here Continue Rise Indiana County Assistance rolls continued to rise during the past month according to a report made yesterday at a meeting of the In diana County Board of Assistance A twomile long Ice jam choked JHe Board that the county rench Creek back retort trend was reflected throughout the state An analysis of reasons for the the people in Western Pennsylvan ia made homeless by the floods of the past few days similar capacity in several dis asters in eastern United States was alerted today by Curtis Bacon assistant director of Red Cross Disaster Service from Alexandria Va i a iiiivj ivicauYiiic r JVC report today to the National Red j officialsaiding in the rescue work Cross Disaster Headquarters injsaid were homeless Roads expiration of unemployment compensation claims and curtailment of construc tion work because of the weather were responsible for many applica tions General economic conditions re sulted in more jobs being lost and fewer opportunities for finding other employment That these con ditions are widespread is demon strated by the return of county residents who left the state to ac cept jobs With the loss of em ploynient many return home A rise in unemployment was ac companied by a rash pf family separations and desertions Mrs Shirli Conn Brody chairman of the revelaed that of the total applications received in December approximately five percent were due to desertions or to failure of missing husbands to comply with court orders for support of their families Enforcement of support is legal problem and applicants See 2 Col Obituaries On Page 19 flowed Wednesday night stood three feet deep in parts of a 10 block area of the business dis trict Some 800 persons were housed in emergency shelter or with friends See StillPage 2 Col 3 Police Have Kidnap Second New York Baby I NEW YORK today I had one womans hand In view of reports that the kid naper is an expectant mother the in had one woman s handnaper is an expectant mother the the kidnaping of an handwritten note was to be used I QWrPnrP Uihng 23dayold child from a in a canvas of hospital records West Side apartment Thursday It I was the citys second baby abduc I tion this year A specimen of the kidnapers I handwriting was obtained in the form of a note written at the Bothers request before the latter pt on a wildgoose hunt for a Bronx apartment In the note the woman kidnaper and medical offices Police and the FBI had teamed up in an allnight search of the area around the Manhattan apart ment from where John Tavarez disappeared with a woman his mother Had met just two days ago The griefstricken father broad cast a radio and TV appeal for the babys return to be what Authorities described the wom she represented to be her name j an being sought as 5 feet 2 weigh Jaddress telephone about 160 pounds having IPolice assumed the name wasiDrown hair with blonde streaks after finding tfiat obviously They I Bronx address was a fake The said she was wearing a dark blue Iphone number turned out to be an coat and black shoes and prob Iunlisted one and that of persons ably was They said she possibly involved In the wearing a slave braclet said i See AuotberPage 2 Executive Board HARRISBURG Law rence Thursday named six mem bers of his cabinet to the stateexe cutive board a policymaking advise the governor Named to the board were John S Rice secretary of the Common wealth Anne X Alpern attorney general Genevieve Blatt sec retary of internal affairs Robert L Myers secretary of bank ing Maurice K Goddiard secre tary of forests ancwters and Park H Martin secretary of high ways Notice Eagle Members Dance Sat Jan 24th Music by Vibratoneg r i fire Today DIXONVILLE Thirteen members of the John Misko family are homeless and one was injured today after fire broke out in their home in Dixonville Injured about the hands feet and face was John Misko The tenyearold youth is reported this afternoon as to treatment in the Indiana Hospital Fire broke out this morning shortly before and firemen reportedly had the blaze under control cabout noon Both the Cly mer and Marion Center FireNDe partments responded to the alarm There has been nd estimate or damage and the immediate cause of the damage is not known One source said they felt the fire was caused by an overheated chimney Young Misko injured in the jlaze was reportedly asleep in a second floor bedroom when the ire broke out apparently in his room He was under treatment for nfluenza and for that reason was not at school today Itis believed a sister was the irst person to reach the injured youth Pgh Flood Draws Many Spectators PITTSBURGH Du uesne Boulevard was a mass of people and autos Thursday night all watching the rampaging Al egheny River y None seemed to realize the dan er of possible ice jams or an all out flood The general feeling wijU more of curiosity entertainment and amazement Gee daddy look at all the snt it beautiful was the reaci ion of one little girl It looks cold in woman said jumping back into icr car Spectators with collars up and lands in their pockets watched he ice parade It sped down the iver 8 to 10 miles an hour Pickup Truck Demolished By Train A pickuptruck was demolished lis afternoon in Indiana Borough when it was struck by the engine f a frieght train at Maple Street nd the Pennsylvania Railroad rossing Indiana Borough Patrolman Paul Jlison investigating officer re xjrted the truckwas operated by amuel J Green Belsano It is reported the truck was mshed about 100 feet from the ioint of impact with the train The driver escaped injury The incident occurred at today The train was comprised of three eisel units and one freight car Conductor of the train was W G owan and the engineer R W Pivinny both of Blairsville AFTER THE BLAZE fire gutted William Penn Tave file Suit suit in trespass for has been filed in the ffice of the Indiana County Prothonotary by Charles A Miller Mt Pleasant Westmoreland resulting from injuries he received in a twocar headon collision on Route 119 just north of Homer City on Nov 16 1957 Miller was injured when the car he was operating was struck by a car traveling in the opposite direction owned by Raymond H Kelly 406 North Ninth and operated by William P Sollberger then 17 343 South 13th St Named as defendants inthe suit are Mr Kelly his wife Violet F Kelly Sollberger his father and mother Dr and Mrs Dwight Soll berger operators of four cafes in Westmoreland and Indiana Counties The cafe owners include Antony A Antonacci and Robert Yaclc op erators of Hotel Pat terson Sewardp Lucy1 A Fab rizio of Fabrizio Hotel Second See 2 Col 1 HoldWallace or HitRun Vl a ke Arrests Investigation of Indiana Borough atrolman Claude Davis into an ccident here Wednesday evening esulted in the arrest of a local Iriver on two charges of hit and run According to the police Harry Wallace 54 926 Oak pleaded juilty to the charges before Jus ice of the Peace A M Cox and as been confined to the Indiana County Jail to await courf action The apprehension took place af er witnesses obtained the license f a borrowed car Wallace was riving that ran the red light at ifth and Philadelphia St and truck two cars on Philadelphia t shortly before 9 ay evening After striking the cars Wallace liled to stop The operators of the ther cars were Thomas A Lock rd 16 515 Sown Main Homer ity and James R Shaffer 20 472 Washington Indiana Police aid both cars were stopped at the ime they were struck Total damage resulting is esti mated at In other police activity it is re ported William Belchick 17 Penn un RD 1 was apprehended yes erday in a local supermarket for hoplifting Sergeant Howard Sanford took he youth before Justice of the See HoldPage 2 Col I Inside The Gazette POINT OF The need of an informed electorate is the topic of William L column today on page 6 INTRACOUNTY Important inlraeounty basketball and wrestling tilts are sche duled for tonight See sports pages 14 and 15 Other Features leap Butiucu Cburch Coniiot 1617 3 IS 49 1819 U IB Sporti WEATHER FORECAST Quite cold tonight with low temperatures near zero Tonight and Saturday fair with little temperature change Saturday Barnesboro Man Held In Murder BARNESBORO Pa A 45yearold unemployed coal miner is in Cambria County Jail pending court action on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of his 18yearold son Police said Stephen Barnosky shot his son Stephen with a rifle Wednesday during a fam ily altercation The elder Barnos ky pleaded innocent Thursday at an arraignment but was jailed without bond Swenk Photo early today liamPenn avern Burns 1 GREENSBURG Pa lamed OldWilliam Penn Tavern ih Salem Twp of Westmoreland County burned to the ground tor The owner J J Donovan es timated the loss at close to COO He said a safe on the second f oor contained a considerable m ofmoney and firemen began search for it Nearly 200 firemen from nine immunities battled the blaze in ear zero weather The building eluded a dance hall lounge and ar on the first floor A caretaker whor lived on the econd floor escaped unhurt The use of the fire which apparent broke out on the second floor as not determined The tavern is near Delmont a hort distance from Route 22 Retired Homer howrhahDies HOMER CITY Taylor yearold retired showman died st evening less than three weeks nee the death of his wife who e teamed with in show business r many Mr Taylor a wellknown ven iliquist and acrobat and his ife Mrs Nellie King Taylor aveled nationally for 50 years fifore their retirement about 17 ars ago Mrs Taylor preceded her hus and in death early this month lie was 80 A complete obituary appears in tdays Gazette Violators Face HARRISBURG State Labor and Industry Department plans to completely do away with open stairs in Pennsylvania schools this year The department warned Thurs day that schools lacking enclosed fireresistant stairways would be prohibited from opening for the fall term Working with the Department of Public Instruction in 31 drive to eliminate hazardous conditions and bring all Pennsylvania schools up to safety standards the Labor and Industry Department has is sued close orders for 73 school or sections of schools The warning was made by WU iam L fiatt labor and indjjs try secretary to members of tfee departments Industrial Board The board was to meet to near petitions on state safety reguia Photo on Page 2 PITTSTON Pa rate of 12 missing coal min ers trapped when the Sus quehanna River clogged with ice gouged a hole in their mine remained unknown to day as rescuers fought to item the water First reports said three men drowned when the anthracite wall of the colliery shored by imbers collapsed Thursday under the tremendous pres sure of the flooding river No Bodies have been found The Capped men can be listed only as missing Thirtythree other miners es caped some sloshing for hours hrough waistdeep freezing water before emerging from the under ground maze of tunnels They were part of the 45mair crew working in the river slope mine of the Knox Coal Co at near y Port Griffith when tfee through occurred We never heard the water come in miner wasr justiJ Water gushed into th through a 75foot hole Jhif See 2 Cc Mobs For Army Use Loyal Order of the Moose mem bers last night helped pave the way for construction of a Army Center in Members of the local lodge in a unanimous vote elected to sell almost one acre of their property on North Fourth St Extension to the federal government for the re serve center project Army real estate authorities had requested the additional property to augment to the land they al ready have obtained for the pro ect The plot includes about 300 feet at the rear of the Moose lot and measures exactly 95 of an acre This is a fine example of com munity spirit and Indicates our citizens are interested in develop ments of all kinds for the a spokesman of the Chamber of Commerce said today in lauding the Moose members The additional property accord ng to Army officials was neces sary to meet the quirements for a mart center minimum modified 200 Construction of the building will enable about 150 local reservists o attend drills and meetings nstead of traveling to Johnstown Dunxsutawney or other district See Page 2 Col 4 To Eliminate All Open Stairs In Pa Schools ins from officials of the schools dered closed but only two of the e boar4 members were present Due to the lack of a quorum stimony on petitions was heard he testimony willbe presented ts the full board next week for a c ecision As far as Im concerned not e school in the Commonwealth 11 open in the fall if it has open said Moe Siegel J ohustown manufacturer and nember of the board And I al sa say that when we give these orders to change buildings to com ply with the standards we roust varn the local officials that we htend to make them 4 total ef 31 written aad oral petitions were presented to the board la almost aU of them the school officials asked for more tme to comply wUh the state reg ulations Under present regulations school which is ordered to close normally is allowed to operate pending a decision of its appeal to the board However John Dwyer head of the State Inspection Bureau ed out that schools will be quired to take temporary ures within a few weekto correct the open stairway hazard In each of the 73 cases m fa sued orders the main reason because the schools had stairways and needed firs instead for he atM safety through the Chicago cently which killed dred children that PjWti are a hazard and bt ;