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Somerset Daily American (Newspaper) - June 13, 1964, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Somerset ski capital of Pennsylvania Somerset daily morning messenger from Tho american roof Gordon of Pennsylvania Winter and summer Paradis we have found Ute Messiah which is being interpreted 1 41. He is not at All difficult to find. The Christ spirit pervades the whole universe and May be in our very hearts. A vol. 35 number 298 second class postage paid at Somerset Pennsylvania saturday morning june 13, 1964 want ads phone 445-41m seven Cento air recon Over o Laos resuming Premier states. Houma says armed fighters Are Welcome to Fly escort by Antoine Yared Vientiane Laos apr ignoring violent red reaction Premier Prince Souvanna Houma said Friday that . Reconnaissance planes will resume flights Over Laos in a Day or two. Reversing a previous position he said american armed fighters Are Welcome to Fly sex Cort. Thursday he had announced a temporary suspension of the flights Over territory held by the pro communist Patchet lao. He gave As his reason that the Patchet lao forces had halted after Assembly Windup set next week by the associated press Harrisburg apr the stage is set for the Windup of the 1964 general Assembly next week expected to be either tuesday or wednesday. The House and Senate met for less than 15 minutes each Friday As they advanced several Bills including project 70, into position for a final vote. Then both houses adjourned until monday. Project 70, the $70 million land acquisition program for conservation and recreational purposes is the last remaining item of prime importance on the Assembly schedule. It passed the Senate but was amended by the e House game and conservation committee before being released to the floor for action. Is votes both Republican and democratic leaders have indicated that the measure has the votes to pass despite some reported dissatisfaction on both sides of the aisle. Earlier in the week House and Senate conferees reached agreement on different versions of the Scranton administrations eminent Domain land condemnation revision legislation. A similar conference committee was reported to be in Tenta agreement on the Bill Dollar general appropriations Bill to cover government spending in the new fiscal year beginning july i. Titis committee is expected to present its report to both Cham hers monday. Driving his neutralise army from the Plaine Des Jarres 110 Miles Northeast of Vientiane. A unfortunately a Souvanna told a news conference Friday a recent information reaching us shows that important movement of Patchet lao and Viet Minh communist North vietnamese troops Are taking place in these zones. A the flights will therefore be continued and if the Patchet lao want them to Stop it is up to them to create the necessary the Patchet lao had been denouncing the armed flights and accusing the fighters of bombing and strafing. Souvanna had hoped to get the leftists to join in talks to end the civil strife. No objections in his new and apparently tougher stand Souvanna said he had no objection to the armed fighter escorts because Laos has no Means to protect the flights. Laos Small air Force consists of old Model . Planes which could not keep up with the . Reconnaissance planes that have been flying from the Carrier Kitty Hawk off the vietnamese coast. Souvanna said it was a Only human for the unarmed planes to have . Jet fighter escort. Red China and the Patchet lao have charged that the reconnaissance flights begun May 21 at Souvanna a request were illegal and threatened to provoke All out civil War in Laos. Both said . Planes had staged bombing and rocket attacks on Patchet lao positions. At fridays news conference the Premier rejected red charges that the photographic flights were illegal. A a it a perfectly legitimate that we maintain surveillance on the movement of Patchet lao and Viet Minh forces who Are committing acts of aggression a he said. Souvanna gave no details but there were reports communist convoys from North Viet Nam have been moving into the Plaine Des Jarres Region. Scranton charges into race Barry says a too late now governor concludes Tough Battle ahead no Flyss a negro Cleveland Donald jr., arrives at the University of Mississippi where he was All but ignored by fellow White students. His admission was in contrast to the bloody riot after the arrival of negro James Meredith in september 1962. Greek Turk Heads May visit lbs Washington apr the prime minister of Turkey and possibly the prime minister of Greece May come to Washington in a few weeks for separate talks with president Johnson on the Cyprus crisis. Undersecretary of s t a the George w. Ball who returned thursday night from a presidential Mission to the two countries held open the Prospect of the two visits Friday following a conference with Johnson. Ball told reporters at the White House he could not say anything about the visits at this Point but might have something to say later. Ball reportedly judged the Cyprus conflict involving the two nato allies to be dangerous but not hopeless and presumably reported that judgment to the president. Is received Here with enthusiasm the news of the announcement that governor William w. Scranton has announced that he is an Active candidate for the presidency was received with enthusiasm at the Republican county committee organization meeting Friday evening in the Somerset vow Hall. Attorney Nathaniel Barbara in the capacity of toastmaster read a Telegram from Craig Truax explaining that the Active candidacy of governor Scranton made it impossible for him to be present As speaker. Asks for support Truax called upon county chairman Newton b. Picking to assemble the members of the county Republican committee to ask them to support gov. Scranton a candidacy. Although the purpose for which the meeting had been called was that of organizing the Somerset county Republican committee much that was said could have caused a casual observer to believe that it was a Scranton for president rally. The highlight of the meeting however was the induction of the new county chairman Newton b. Picking. The oath was administered by the Hon. Thomas f. Lansberry judge of the Somerset county courts. Picking talks gop picking is accepting the office named Basic things in politics which he plans to use As a guide for himself and Hopes will be followed by the members of the county committee. Placing first and second in the demand for our allegiance religious beliefs and loyalty to country he said that our third loyalty should be to our party. He stated that political parties and political organizations it is understood he was impressed at finding that in both exist for one purpose namely Pechan faces surgery Ford City a. A state sen. Albert r. Pechan a Arm Strong the Senate majority whip said Friday he will enter the University of Pennsylvania Hospital monday for surgery. Athens and Ankara officials were concerned by the peril of a widening split Between the two major Western allies in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Buildings for schools on decline by Somerset american Harrisburg correspondent soviets East Germany Ink Friendship treaty by Henry s. Bradsher i Moscow apr the soviet Union and communist East Germany signed a 20-year Friendship treaty Friday but stopped Short of sparking new International crisis Over Germany and Berlin. Cautiously soviet Premier Khrushchev characterized the pact As contributing to a peaceful regulation of the German he warned that the Issue can a absolutely unexpectedly provoke a the treaty specifically said soviet obligations under the Potsdam agreement with the West signed after world War ii would not be affected. This treaty concerned ., soviet British and French control in Germany and the statement presumably Means Western Access rights to Berlin remain As they Are. Not peace treaty the United states Britain and France after urgent consultation judged the pact to be Short of a world War ii peace treaty and thus As creating no new critical situation. A separate peace treaty would have meant East Germany could claim total authority Over a Cess to West Berlin for which the West now holds Moscow solely responsible. Khrushchev announced the treaty to a cheering audience of 6,000. While the treaty said one of its purposes was to a make easier the conclusion of a German peace treaty a it appeared to fall Short of what visiting communist chief Walter Ulbricht of East Germany wanted. The treaty said the two signers a consider West Berlin an Independent political unit a and not a part of the West German Federal Republic. This could become the basis for some new attempt to change the status of West Berlin but diplomats in Moscow said this was not Clear. Ulbricht who followed Khrushchev on the platform said the treaty provided that the soviets and East germans would regard isolated West Berain As an entity to which a the competence of the West German Federal Republic does not Ulbricht May have wanted full blown peace treaty for he said a there is no other Way of insuring peace now than by normalizing relations Between the two German states disarmament and the signing of a peace treaty by the victorious Powers and the governments of German Ever since 1958, when he issued an ultimatum to the West Khrushchev has been threatening to sign a peace treaty with East Germany. Repeatedly he has drawn Back his demands that the West sign a treaty with both Germany and thus has eased recurrent crises. West Germany refuses to negotiate with Ulbricht a regime and the three Western allies decline to recognize East Germany As an Independent state. Public schools in Somerset county Are on the decline numerically that is according to the state department of Public instruction. For example during the past school year there were 55 school buildings in the county As com pared v Ith 70 two years earlier. Of the 55 buildings 40 were classified As elementary schools. 12 As secondary and three As combined elementary and secondary. The 70 of the 1960-61 school year included 58 elementary and 12 secondary schools 727 classrooms the county a 55 schools last year housed 727 classrooms embracing 359 elementary class rooms 314 secondary and .54 combined elementary and secondary. Enrolment in Public schools during the two periods shows an upswing climbing from 18,440 during the 1960-61 school year to 18,516 in the 1962-63 school year. Secondary enrolment was up 3612 to 8684 pupils. Somerset county a nonpublic school enrolment also showed increase during the two to give to the people the Best government possible. A a the Best political party a he said a is the one that offers the Best government to the work to be done to accomplish this for the re publican party of Somerset county he listed several areas in which work needs to be done. 1. Build the registration Rolls. 2. Put the party finances on a sound Businesslike basis. 3. Promotion of the use of the Absentee ballot. 4. The Choice of an executive committee which will represent the county both geography Cally and the various Points of View. 5. The continuation of. The an Nual picnic the Date and place a i say Iii at we Are going to san Francisco to hold a convention not a Coronation a gov. William w. Scranton speaking at Baltimore yesterday. State goes jubilant Over Scranton a bid see Scranton on Page 2 development Council to elect head an years climbing from 414 to 586 pupils during the past year. The number of secondary pupils was up from 31 to 54. Today a weather forecast Western Pennsylvania a partly Cloudy South portion saturday saturday night and sunday. A few showers or thundershowers saturday morning becoming More numerous saturday afternoon and Early saturday night. Continued warm with High saturday mostly in Hie 80s. Low saturday night in the 60s. Frank Magee chairman of the executive committee of Alcoa and chairman of the 100,000 Pennsylvania will be the featured speaker at the annual membership banquet of the Somerset county development Council to be held tuesday at 6 45 . In the Rockwood fireball. Problems concerning Industrial expansion and the difficulty in locating Ideal Sites for Branch plants will be covered by or. Mages. These topics Are of vital concern to All interested in the Industrial promotion and development of Somerset county. An election of officers is also scheduled for the event. The following is a list of the nominees Eugene c. Johnson of Berlin president George s. Cook of Somerset vice president George Sura of Central City treasurer and Ernest l. Pritt of Salisbury Secretary. Philadelphia apr jubilation is the word for most Pennsylvania Republican reaction to gov. S Era n tones announcement Friday that he will make a bid for his party a presidential nomination. Those running for office in the november election were in especially High spirits. Many of them have openly been saying that their chances of making the Grade probably would be considerably lessened by a Goldwater topped ticket. Even before Scranton made his statement to the Maryland gop convention in Baltimore several key leaders of the party let it be known that Scranton had telephoned them to say that he would seek the nomination and would a fight just As hard As i can to count on support among those receiving this word was William a. Meehan Philadelphia gop Leader who said a i told the governor that i was delighted that he was in the running. I told him also that he could count upon the Phila Delphia Republican organization for All out state rep. Alan d. Williams of Bucks county disclosed that he and five other Republican assemblymen called on Scranton in Harrisburg thursday and urged him to go after the nomination. Williams said a i gave Back to him approximately the same speech he gave me on sales tax and unemployment compensation and Appeal to his conscience. A it really hit him in the solar plexus. A live had people All Over the place say that my Appeal to Scranton a conscience was what seemed to have done it. We think it May have been the Straw that broke the camels seeks reelection Williams who is up for reelection this year said that the nomination of sen. Barry Coldwater of Arizona would be disastrous to the party. Williams said he was accompanied to the meeting with Scranton by state reps. Edwin g. Holl of Montgomery county Alvin c. Bush of Lycoming h Jack Seltzer of Lebanon Cecil k. Leberknight of Cambria and Kenneth b. Lee of Sullivan. Williams disclosed also that he Bush Seltzer and Leber Knight had arranged to Confer with former president Eisen Hower at Gettysburg. A we will urge or. Eiser How or that at the proper time he should wholeheartedly support gov. Scranton a Williams continued. A we will be Happy for now if or. Eisenhower will Sirn ply indicate that there Are now two Edward h. Rovner a Republican candidate for Congress in Philadelphia a fifth District commented a i found a real fear among republicans in Philadelphia the idea of having Coldwater As our candidate for president. But see state on Page three by Walter r. Mears Baltimore my. Apr Pennsylvania gov. William w. Scranton charged into the race for the Republican presidential nomination Friday Labelling the ideas of front running sen. Barry Coldwater a a weird parody of traditional gop principles. To the chants and cheers of his partisans and the jeers of Coldwater supporters a Scranton vowed a crusade for progressive republicanism. A a in a going to go every place that will have me and Tell them Why i think we should have progressive republicanism and Why i want to be the candidate a the 46-year-old former congressman dec Laird. Conceded Uphill fight Scranton with no Campaign manager no itinerary and 32 Days to go in the race for the nomination conceded it will be an Uphill fight. But he said Coldwater Hasni to won the nomination yet despite his towering Lead in Delegate strength. A it is too late now a Coldwater said in an interview with the National broadcasting co. A it is a desperation move. He will have to wage a costly Vig Orous Campaign to convince delegates pledged to me that it would be a mistake to stay with Coldwater said former vice president Richard m. Nixon was a the prime movers in getting Scranton to enter the race. The governor said he decided Only thursday night to do so. Nixon Neutral Nixon who is not a declared candidate said in the Wake of Scranton a announcement that he was Neutral. Coldwater has said repeatedly he thinks Nixon will be his final hurdle on the Way to the nomination. The Gray haired governor his wife at his Side declared his candidacy before More than 400 people at the Maryland Republican state convention in a steaming hotel ballroom. His four Page declaration was packed with Tough talk about the Coldwater Brand of conservatism. Scranton did no to mention the Arizona senator by name but he left no doubt of his target. Bolster candidates Scranton said the party needs a presidential nominee who can bolster its other candidates not doom them to undeserved and he declared that the gop will come out of its National convention a United behind our traditional principles not some weird parody on our real Scranton went from the packed convention Hall to an equally packed news conference and said he changed his mind after declaring last sunday he would not try to defeat Coldwater because a i came to the conclusion that we do not want to read Lincoln out of the party and that we want to have a pro Goldwater a views again without naming him Scranton said most republicans believe in a civil rights for All persons and their equal opportunities and a in economic philosophies that would move Forward both in jobs and creating the answers to he has explained a i think that there Are in the course of the last several months As i have heard them and he has explained them some rather weird conclusions of other persons on these matters a Scranton said. A i believe that As members of a party More than too years old we have no right to sell out to the modern expediency is of the easy answer the fast draw the Quick solution a Scranton declared. Then he turned to civil rights urging republicans a let us be done and i mean this with everything i can say with the fear of the Black Man and the fear of the White Man and let us have the courage to say that there Are those in each party who wish to Trade on barrys vote Factor there were indications that Goldwater a vote against ending Senate debate on the civil rights Bill was one Factor in convincing Scranton to enter the race. The governor said he declared his candidacy because a i was concerned about some of the votes in the Senate and i was concerned about the future of our he said Republican senators and representatives from All Over the country urged him to run a because they thought it would be very difficult for them to get elected under the other the governor said he telephoned Republican leaders a among them former president Dwight d. Eisenhower and new York gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller a to Tell them of his decision. Not talked delegates a i have not talked to anybody about Delegate votes a he said. A we have just been talking to people All Over the country interested in the moderate Point of View and telling them in a going to Eisenhower he said a simply said a that was that and it was Fine a and i said a thank you and got off the Rockefeller he said a seemed extremely ebullient about the in Gettysburg pa., Eisenhower welcomed Scranton into the race. A in my judgment a he said a free fair and Active com ties is not divisive but to the contrary is Good for the health petition among party personalities and vigor of the Coldwater said in Washington he agrees a the delegates should have a the senator said a too welcomed Scranton a candidacy. Scranton said he tried to Tell Coldwater of his decision thursday night but reach him. Gressie kind of pinning the parody Label on see Scranton on Page three considered Well known understood Scranton �?~drafted9 twice for office Falls into Bardge Pittsburgh apr Everett m. Everly was injured fatally Friday when he apparently fell about to feet from a catwalk to an empty Barge on the Ohio River. Harrisburg apr gov. William w. Scranton is considered one of the Best known and least understood politicians in Pennsylvania. Depending on the political Point of View he is either one of the Cra Tiest politicians spawned in this state in some time or he was born under a Lucky Star. There is some Validity to both but a a lore accurate assessment of the lean handsome six footer is that he would rather be with his Young family than with politicians and that he is in Public life Only out of a sense of duty. Twice a a drafted Scranton was twice a a drafted to run for Public office before his announcement Friday that he would seek the Republican presidential nomination to offer his party a Choice Between so called moderates and conservatives. Scranton classifies himself Asly in financial stability but who has a greater concern for human rights. He built up a budget surplus during his first two years As governor while increasing Aid to schools and teachers salaries and raising welfare payments. A Man of Strong determination and courage Scranton took on the old political pros and made them accept a civil service Reform that Cut deep into the patronage system. He also took an organized labor and forced Reform of the states nearly bankrupt unemployment compensation Laws. But the 46-year-old scion of a wealthy family which gave its name to Scranton Pennsylvania a third biggest City is affable and easy going and is slow to be aroused. But once stirred he is a tenacious hard hitting fighter with a tremendous flair for campaigning. After finally acceding to a moderate who believes Strong a pleas from northeastern Penn Sylvania republicans he agreed to run for Congress in 1960 and upset a democratic incumbent by 17,000 votes. He was serving in Congress when republicans calling themselves moderates prevailed upon him to o up o s e Philadelphia mayor Richardson Dilworth and end eight years of democratic control in the governors office. In one of the bitterest campaigns in Pennsylvania history which is Replete with notorious fights Scranton swamped Dilworth by 487,000 votes. Built record almost immediately state politicians clamoured for him to seek the presidency. Scranton demurred and set about building a formidable record of accomplishment in his first two years. Scranton adamantly stated he had no ambition to be president scoffing at the idea that every american boy wants the nations highest office. Scranton a slow burning emotional fuse was lit last weekend when former president Dwight d. Eisenhower apparently asked him to make himself More available then withheld his support the next Day. The scene was the governors conference at Cleveland and the top chief executives were trying to launch a Boom to Stop sen. Barry Coldwater of Arizona from clinching the nomination without a Challenge. Scranton was shaken by the Eisenhower development. Close aides also reported the governor was disturbed by Goldwater a views on civil rights legislation and his vote against shutting off Senate debate on the measure. A the was clearly very disturbed a said an aide a but we had no hint he was going to change his mind until thursday when he asked us to go to the mansion at Indiantown Gap. A we kicked it around then at 8 23 he said a we in do it. A f
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