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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1959, Indiana, Pennsylvania TEDDY An Indiana County Newspaper that Serves Every Member of the Family Right new Is ft good time to higher lit the summer lib i telephone HO EDITION Savon 4 MINERS Perish Homeless Floods NEAR MISS AT above are two of the railroad cars that ran off the end ot a sidetrack in Mclntyre last night and narrowly missed the Joseph Prymak house Miracu lously no one was hurt The town was without lights for several hours because the cars snapped off a utility pole Gazette photo by Sipos 5 Empty Rail Cars Just Miss Mclntyre Home Two Injured Li Accidents This Morning wri r mr State Police from the Indiana substation were still investigating an accident that occurred shortly after this morning at the inter section of the Parkwood Road and Route 422 west of Indiana It is reported Joan Miller about f received injuries to her back len the car she v empty railroad cars jumped a side track here last night but miraculously no one was hurt The coal cars after leaving the track rolled over a highway clipped off a utility pole and two trees and nar rowly missed the home of Joseph Prymak The cars were among 39 on a Baltimore Ohio track that was being backed by diesels into the railroad yards PairAloft In Plane For Seven Weeks Ohio In Cleanup By The Associated Press Devastating floods left waterweary a state of emergency today while neighboring Pennsylvania ral lied to untangle new prob lems including the plight of 12 trapped miners in the wake of a severe soaking Damage was in the millions of dollars following a mid week assault from storms that loosened flood waters in the Midwest and Northeast Thousands were homeless More than residents left their homes at Chillicothe Ohio an other 2tOOO at Meadville and another thousand at Wheeling Ohio alone had a preliminary damage estimate of more than 83 million dollars reported by Gov Michael He declared Ohiov in a state pf emergency Fri damage exceed Officials of the railroad said the damwav 19 y field Friday night killed three men and injured at least 52 mishap was caused by ah airbrake They said the changeable weather has been causing con densation in the lines The accident occured when Continue Efforts To Save 12 PITTSTON Pa AP New problems faced the Wyoming Valley of northeast ern Pennsylvania today even as rescue workers continued efforts to reach 12 trapped miners and to stem the steady flow of the S u s q u e hanna River into the valleys coal mines Fears were expressed that the river waters pouring into a mine breech in nearby Port Griffith would force poison ous and explosive coal gas to the surface Councilman Anthony Wycallis or Duryea cautioned residents to keep cellar windows open so that any gas forced to the surface can escape rather than accumulate in side homes Twelve mines have been closed asthe river waters bubbled un seen through the maze of tunnels crisscrossing under the valley Little hope remained for the men missing in the flooded work See 3 Col 3 ENGINE WRECKS J Green Belsano escaped injury yesterday afternoon when a Pennsylvania Railroad engine plowed into the side of his pickup truck shown here where It stopped after being pushed about 100 feet from the Maple St crossing Indiana Borough Police report the truck was demolished The train was three and one freight car Conductor of the train was W G Oowan and the engineer was Divinny both of BlairsvilleJ1 photo by Sipos 3 Men Dixonville age estimates were placed at See 3 Col 2 MONROE La An explosion that hurled filled chemicals 200 feet into a cotton thej cars at the rear of the train fail ed to stop and ran off the end of nnprnHtiP LAS VEGAS Nev sidetrack They climbed an I A In fliers stiff and sore from seven embankment in the front lawn of and another operated by an weeks in a c d cabjn dronedjthe p k residence other woman collided m the j section The injured woman was treated j at the Indiana Hospital and releas led It is believed the Miller car was traveling east on Route 422 and the other car involved was pul ling into Route 422 from the Park od road heading toward She locta Another Injury resulted in a car I truck accident on Route 22 three and a half miles east of Armagh on today to a new world record for an endurance flight Robert Timm 32 Las Mrs Christine Prymak was in j the living room of her home and Vegas i was looking out the window when and John Cook 33 Los Angeles j she saw the cars coming towards passed the old record of 50 days 18 minutes at Friday They kept right on toward their goal of 60 days The fliers are helping promote a Cancer Fund drive We may stay up now until the engine stops Timm crowed You be sure we wont be down in less than another 10 They went her house Sec FivePage 3 Col 8 on with their four Rural Valley Fire Claims 500 Chicks today at m Injured was the operator of the I car Robert Boring Flor lence RD 1 State Rioting a singleengine Cessna 172Jdestroyed last night when fire Hosin the Blythe Vegas broke out in the building on the RURAL VALLEY A chicken house and 500 chicks were was treated at a Johnstown Hos ital for a cut on the head and Xray taken of the shoulder After treatment he was released According to the police Boring building areas They were jubilant if tired I farm of Orville Himes Rural Val The first 50 days were not ley RD 1 but it wasnt as tough as we thought it would Timm said 2 Brothers Held In Fire Death of Tot PHILADELPHIA AP Two brothers four and five years old told police they kicked and played catch with a nineweeksold baby then put him on top of a kitchen gas stove where he burned to death The baby of clothing and placed over three burners Friday 1 The brothers said they broke into the home of the babys par ents Mr and Mrs Richard Car ter in West Philadelphia looking for food The mother with her other two children was visitingv a sister The twoboys Larry and Greg ory Twiggs were taken to the Childrens Shelter for psychiatric Five of the injured were in critical condition A search was setter othet possible dead and injured Several persons were believed to be missing Missouri Pacific Railway work ers and firemen watched another nearby car loaded with either pro pane or butane liquid gas fear ing another blast Crowds jammed the area five miles south of here when the blast seen at Rayville 25 miles to the See Page 3 Col 7 Charles Moore fire chief of Rural Valley Volunteer Fire De had traveled only a short distance Everv the swoop ipartment estimated damages at naairavemui Plow over the airport in Blvthe He said loss will rmrti out ion Route 22 after pulling a driveway when his car was 1 struck from behind by a truck I operated by Hyman A Barnitz 37 Pomeroy Ohio Police said the truck attempted to slow down for the car but the rakes on the trailer apparently over the airport in Blythe He said the loss will parti keep a 90mileanhour rendezvous ally be covered by insurance See 3 Col 6 Not Moving MOUNTAIN VIEW Calif AP The couple both worked Neigh iled to function and the truck bors didnt think it unusual that ran into the rear of the Boring car two men in a pickup truck should Damage to the car was estimal led at and to the truck ZRonkinSteel I Workers Killed PITTSBURGH union railroad employes were crushed to Iath today by a coal hopper car U S Steel Carrie fur ipce in nearby Rankin They were identified as Harry Hartman 35 of Munhall a car repairman and Andrew W Eber hart 48 of Murrysville a car in spector haul away most of the furniture Moving men obviously But John D Stolsheck and his wife told police the men were burglars They valued the loot at more than Chief Moore said Mr Himes agriculture teacher at Shannock Valley High School discovered the blaze about 10 p m Himes told firemen the building was completely engulfed in flames when he first discovered the fire Rural Valley firemen called to the scene focused their efforts on preventing a spread of the flames Faulty wiring in an electric brooder was blamedfor the fire treatment Mrs Carter said she found the Dance tonight Club Savoy music by Jet Tones 136xC baby Taylor dead when she re turned from a 20minute call on her sister who lives nearby The father was at work Mrs Carter said she left the baby on a couch A little later from her sisters house she sent a niece to be sure he was still asleep The niece reported she couldnt find him Mrs Carter and her mother hurried back With po lice help they took the child to a hospital But he was dead The brothers were picked up by police after neighbors told of see ing them playing on the Carter front porch All the principals are Negroes Cincinnati Bus Mishap Claims One CINCINNATI AP One man vas killed and 12 persons were injured early today when a city jus went out of control hit a curb and careened into a bridge support The dead man was listed as Fred Hamburg 61 of Cincinnati A crew had to work 20 minutes to remove his body from the wreckage Among Walsh 63 the injured James of Cincinnati was re ported in critical condition George A Highlander 32 driv er of the bus suffered minor cuts He told police he got into an argu ment with Hamburg over a trans fer and lost control of the bus when he turned to speak to Ham burg Mrs Dorothy Martin 52 one of the injured passengers told police the bus was traveling very fast when the accident occurred High lander was cited on a charge of reckless driving Meadville Warehouse Fire Rages MEADVILLE Pa AP Fire men stood by helplessly today as flames swept through a warehouse in this floodstricken northwestern Pennsylvania city of Firemen said the blaze broke out early this morning in the ware house and office of the Race Street Lumber Co in a flooded section of the city The fire fighters used three am phibious vehicles to get to the scene but were unable to play any water on the burning structures because hydrants were frozen anc under water Floating cakes of ice also hampered We just had to stand there and watch it go up in one fire man commented The fire burned itself out after sweeping through the warehouse office1 and severa piles of lumber Talon pro ducer of slide fasteners was using part of the property The cause of the blaze was no determined A damage estimate wasnt available but unofficia sources indicated It may reach in the hundred thousands Noon was injured Meanwhile mpre than men women and less here children were home In Death Sentence After Public Wor Cuban Court Considers Appeal Notice Eagle Members Dance Sat Jan 24th Music by J36J Dance 136 PittstonHif Hard By Loss Of Mine Jobs PITTSTON Pa kndw what were going I dont to vof morning made 13 membejrsTdf the bhn Misko family homeless and serious injury to one ten rearold member of the family John Misko burned in the laze while confined to his bed with a sore throat remains in Serious condition today in the ndfana Hospital with second and hird degree burns of the face hands feet and parts of the body According to a report a sister of the injured tojy Sandra 15 res cued John when fire broke out in their home yesterday at about Bruce Phillips Clymer Fire Chief today estimated the damage o the house at and to the furnishingsi One theory indicates the fire started when a book or magazine the injured youth was reading fell against a stove pipe that went from he coal stove on the first floor through the first floor ceiling ap parently past the boys bed and in to the chimney in the second floor bedroom It is believed the youth fell See 3 Col 8 ExIndiana Couple Injured NEW KENSINGTON The Ed ward McQuilkins former residents of Indiana are patients in Citizens General Hospital here today fol lowing separate accidents that have plagued their family Mrs McQuilkin was on her way to visit her hospitalized husband yesterday when she fell and suf fered a fracture of her right leg She was taken to the hospital and admitted as a patient Her husband has been in the same hospital since Nov 24 when he was admitted for treatment of inuries jsuffered in an auto acci dent on Aug 30 mines were ord ered closed after U S Bureau of Mines inspectors ruled them un safe and the 12th closed voluntari ly In an area dependent almost solely on hard coal for its econcfm ic life that order meant half of the regions mine workers were idled Twelve men are still missing in the Knox mine where 33 others escapedafter the mine was flood ed Thursday The miners in this area earn an estimated half million dollars a week They may be work for as long as six weeks and possible some of the mines may be closed down permanently The pits are flooded with water up to depths of 500 feet and all pump ing equipment has been sub merged The immediate problem is to cut off the flow of water into the vminesi Then they must be pumped out and inspected for safe ty before reopening OBrien said Friday I dont know what were going to do I had a call from the gov ernors office promising state help but its still going to be hard We just dont have any other tadus try to speak of a few small factories Its going to be very hard on a lot of An estimated miners la Pittston alone are jobless tills added to an already serious un employment prpblera in the area The hard coal industry has been in trouble for years and it affected the general prosperity of the entire northeastern section of the state HAVANA AP An appeal court considered today the death watching on television A sampling of opinion among the Trainmaster H H Descamp said sentence given in a circus setting 322 foreign newsmen reported to I the men were working beneath the at the first public war crimes Ihopper car when it was bumped trial I by a switching engine and ran over lease two remaining show were postponed until The trials Monday Revolutionary leader Fidel Cas tro reportedly suggested a radio er trials in an apparent effort to iMan Confined David B Osborne 28 Elkhart Indiana has been confined to theavoid too much public excitement Indiana County Jail on a charge aroused crowd threatened the interstate transportation of stolen next two defendants Friday Foreign correspondents invited to the trials criticized the car nival atmosphere of the trial which opened Thursday before be here indicated agreement with the legal procedure used however Better understanding abroad of the provisional governments aims was foreseen as a result of the public trials and television blackout on the oth Maj Jesus Sosa Blanco 51 a property Osborne reportedly in the mili Itary service was confined yester I day evening career army man was convicted on charges of murdering at least 25 persons in Oriente province scene of the bitterest fighting in Castros twoyear rebellion that overthrew dictator Fulgencio fla tista on Jan 1 The 3man military tribunal that convicted Sosa Blanco sentenced The tribunal president Hum berto Sori Marin announced that a Srmember Superior War Council had agreed to hear Sosa Blancos appeal tion called 45 Sori Marin announced the post ponement of trials for Lt Col Hi cardo Luis Grao 45 and Capt Pedro Morejon 38 also career There was no indication whenarmy men The trials finally were Dance tonite the appeal court would reach a verdict The condemned mans wife Amelia visited him Friday in La Cabana Fortress I cant believe everything that was said about him at the she later told newsmen She said she wanted to ask through thepress more time to find witnesses for my husband and to find out if it all is The defense did not call any wit set for Monday afternoon after first being delayed 24 hours The first postponement was re portedly because the defense coun sel Capt Aristides Dacosta had an illness of unannounced nature Sori Marin praised Dacosta as having handled Sosa BJancos de fense well Sori Marin author of the revo lutionary legal code said More jon and Grao faced charges of as sassination homicide gad robbery Inside The Gazette STRAIGHT Jerry Bennett continues his humorous rounds in the nations capital See his column on editorial page 4 WHS WINS Indiana High School won another game again last evening This and other sports on pages 6 and 7 Chou To Attend Soviet Confab TOKYQ ChU nese Premier Chou Enlai left ping by air today to attend the 21st Congress of the Soviet munist party opening in Moscow Tuesday Peiping radio reported Mao Tzetung of the Chinese Communist party did not accompany Chou Mao recently announced his decision to step down as head of the Red Chinese government Other Feafyres U shouting Cubans and ended J36x Friday morning with many still i him to die before a firing squad i nesses at his trial The pwecui See 3 CoJ 10 4 Notes 11 3 Scortf Tvwa 3 u WEATHER Increasing cloudiness tonight with occasional light snow LOW 18 to 2t Sunday cloudy aud warmer with snow changing to occasional rain or drizzle Dies In Accident MERCER Pa p King 37 o Aliquippa was killed today when bis auto crashed into tree along Rt 62 near SJoaebofo He was dead on arrival it City Hospital Bargains at Clothing Sat Jaa 24ta Miwk ;