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mf-mm ,J- jn&T rWJM mm r ?' r .me iL ly ly Closing Prices P ... -W. " ' ' m-y nr. VOLUME 53; No. .35 ST Youthful Heroes Fail to Save Boy's Life - ill VIRGINIA riCHARA Her heroism ii ns in in in. Lad Dies of Fast Injuries Despite Trip to Hospital P.v KENNETH NEVINS Pittsburgh Press Staff Writer BEAVER FALLS. Pa. July 28 Heroism, the kind that wins medals, doesn't always have a happy ending. Sometimes . - Virginia Pichara. 15-year-old high school cirl. was strolling along the river front north of the Tenth St. Bridge when a freight tram flammed to a screaming stop with her companions William ! , Mt iq and Frank Casey, 21. he ran' to see what had happened, and heard a trainman shout: 'Tick up that bo:" From under the wheels of a car thev drew a lad of eight. Raymond ;,l.- n,nrn his left foot all but severed. Sail conscious for water. r-na trin twisted a he gasped , makeshift : Mid's dan- tourniquet around Raymond's dan cling limb then pondered how to et him to a hospital. c To carv him almost a half mile vp the river bank and across the (Continued On Pae 5. Column 6) IMPORTANT FEATURES ON INSIDE PAGES Pase . . .20 .. .16 1H 8 . . .10 pace A! Williams. . .31 Mr. Fix-it. My Day., pattern .. Pegler . . . Bridge . -Broadway Broun . -Business -1armer . 18 ! .15 i .21 i .21 i ! Radio Seek Hawkins. 31 Classified ..27-29 Short Story, .ju Serial iQ Crossword Deaths . . -Kditorial -Finance . . Hollywood I Dare Say Letters 3 ! Smithy i'Z Societv 16 Sports 22-24 Theaters ..14-15 Uncle Ray 31 Weather ..... 2 Wetstein 30 .27 ! ..12 ! 25-26 1 ..21 i ...12 j DICTATORSHIP FOR U. S.? vou believe America i D u drifting toward a dic-fltnf'h This is a question tato ? heen asked the Am- tnai . 0 Tn f vl' nation- eric an public bv AMERICA wide P" n-atfh for the re- " Sunday in The Press. y,(i' "V.-"""-" :;. V - l. -set i- J i . - i V V V 'r i j f' i i I-- 1 vol 1 ' , P. - - A c: Mi ' is '::::S;..J','i-"' " V s ? 1 t, . - Si j 3 W EAT H ER Local showers 17 PORCH FALLS AT FUNERAL, SIX INJURED Structure Collapses as Body Of Fire Truck Driver Is Carried to Hearse ; 20 HURLED TO GROUND mm. MlShaO MarS SerVICeS Held For Victim of Saturday Accident A poi-ch collapsed today during funeral services for one of three ' Bracke nride firemen who were: . , ... Saturday mght in a fire truck killed acciaenc-, nurung a score to me , ground and sending six persons to ( Allegheny Valley Hospital. Taren turn. The porch collapsed as the body , of Albert Engelman. the fire truck driver, was being taken from his home in Brackenridee Ave. First reports at the hospital said J none of the six was injured se- riously. j Mr. Engleman. Guy J. Scalia and Paul Eastland . were killed and two; others were hurt Saturday when their truck upset in Perry High- , way. north of Warrendale. I Their truck was returning from j Ellwood City, where they had taken j part in a commvinity celebration. ! Funeral services for the trio were i held today, Mr. Scalia being buried ! from St. Joseph's Church at 9:30 a. m.. fcnd services for the other two taki.ig place this afternoon at their ' homes. HELEN WILLS QUITS HER TENNIS CAREER Champion Will Become Dress Designer By T''P Vr:ted Press SAN FRANCISCO. July 28 Helen Wills Moody, queen among women tennis players of the world for more , than ten years, today abandoned her career as an international competitor to devote her time to being a dress designer, artist and wife. The poker-faced girl from Berke-lev. Cal.. who achieved her first fame while still wearing pig-tails I ' and playing under the tutelage of , " Pop" Fuller, veteran "Coach ot Champions," announced she will not play in the American championships at Forest Hills late this summer. Mrs. Moody, who has held virtually every important women's title, leaves the field open to her fellow townswoman and greatest rival in recent years. Helen Hull Jacobs. Mrs. Moody has contracted to de- ! sign sport dresses for an eastern firm. This new occupation, wnicn will take much of her time, coupled with a growing dislike for traveling were cited as her principal reasons for giving up tennis. Mrs. Moody also is completing a manuscript on a book and continuing painting. Bombing Plane Falls, 4 Die CHARTRES, Fiance. July 28 An air force bombing plane crashed today. Four of the crew were killed. The fifth escaped by leaping with a parachute. Science Promises to Cure Child Who Cannot Laugh Site, ial fo The Pittsburgh Pres-t JOHNSTOWN. Pa.. July 28 Davis to come smilin' through. The 10-year-old girl suffered a I ?ne was oiieraiea on iui a uia,num ancl since men sne nas oeeu muuc- les.. But two operations in the Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital in New York, where "live" nerves from her leg have been transp anted into the area of lifeless nerves m her face, give promise that she will be able to laugh aloud within a year. A faint stirring of muscles along the left side of the face and in the corner of the left eye, is the first reaction Sara Ann has had since the second operation. "It probably will take about 12 months more before she is cured," Mrs. Fred Davis, the mother, said. The "smileless" girl has not let the facial paralysis stand in the way of a normal life. She has at- tended school and now is in the sixth grade, keeping up with her class. today; Wednesday fair, temperature unchanged 32 PAGES. Bridegroom of T-'M 1 Y1 ixiiiea in urost oi auio Bride, Injured Seriously, Is Unconscious in Canonstrurg Hospital Car Collides With Truck, Then Plunges Over Hillside Snrrinl tn The Pitt ttm rah Press MIDWAY, Pa., July 28 couple took the vows of matrimony, their auto collided with ' a truck at Bulgar, near here, and plunged over a hillside. The bridegroom. Jacob Cwiakala, 47, was killed instantly i as the machine rolled over twice then flattened against an: embankment. f j His bride, the former Angela : Buma. 45. was so seriously injured; that she has never gained con- m me gallon.-,. s ni.,lhe hospital after determining her pital. I husband was dead. They were taken Mrs. Cwiakala's son by a former 1 by Deputy Coroner E. G. Wilson. marriage. Joseph Burda. 20. driver of the bridal car. also is in the hos- I pital suffering from severe shock, i brush burns and lacerations. i The accident occurred on a curve ; of the Midway-Bulger Rd. just after j he mairiageJ mass had been cele- brated in St. Anne's Church of ; Bulger at 9 a. m. today With other members of the wed-! ding party following in a second car, the machine bearing the bride and RELIEF DENIED, JOBLESS RIOT 'Hunger Marchers' Prevent Senate Adjournment Nearly Two Hours Other Legislative xtorir.t on Pages 8 and (i. -See the editorial, "A Fteeo?-d Session," on Page J.!. i By KERMIT McFAKLAND i Pittsburgh Press Staff Writer j HARRISBURG, July 28 As 300 I ' hunger marchers-- staged a riot in the State Senate gallery and 600 to ; 700 more raised a tumult in the j Capitol rotunda, the warring po- ! litical factions ot the State iegis lature tightened the deadlock which ! has bloked action on nearly every major issue. The "hunger marchers." with reserves on hand since last week's "siege." last night by sheer din and jeers for one hour and 50 minutes, prevented the Senate from adjourning. Beating wooden sticks and pieces of metal on the brass rails in the gallery, the mob hooted down the motion to ' adjourn, overwhelmed debate, motions and rollcalls with howls of derision, stomped, yelled and shouted itself hoarse while Sen ators desperately sought to engineer an overnight adjournment. It was a night of bedlam, battle and bickering. The re-opening of the Senate to-dav was delayed more than an hour while Republicans caucused. (Continued On Page 4, Column 2 Earle Charges Senate Fraud' Text of Hoc. Kj rle's speech on Page .',.!. Bi: The United rress HARRISBURG. July 28 Gov- ernor Earle in a radio address last night attacked the Republican- controlled Senate for "trying to de- fraud the unemployed by giving i them a rubber check" and blocking. ! in general, woric ne naa ounmea for the special Legislature. i The Governor went on the air I just a half hour before the Legis- lature convened lor me uiu tecum week of the special session, still badly entangled on the question of providing relief funds. The Senate's plan to raise $49.-500.000 through sale of tax antici- pation notes, based on revenue ex - (Continued On Page 4, Column 6) Science is going to help Sara Ann facial paralysis eight years ago when The paralysis following the mastoid operation did not affect the right side of her face. But on the left side, she has been unable to her mouth in normai We heard about the treatment for this type of affliction over the radio," Mrs. Davis said. "After some communication with the Manhattan hospital, we drove to New York with Sara Ann and placed her in the care of the hospital." In November plastic surgery will be performed to cover the incision. "We are getting many letters from parents whose children suffered aftermaths from mastoids, j Mrs. Davis said. "If all goes well, ! by the time Sara Ann is high school age. shell be without any trace of ' disfigurement." PITTSBURGH, PA., TUESDAY, JULY 28, 1936 Five Minutes 1. a -J.! Five minutes after a Sturgeon; hi ideoroom collider? with n heavv UI IV t V ' '"'111 LUIUUCU llil ' I t' . oil truck and shot off the highway Dr. J. M. Steiner. called to tne scene, ordered Mrs. Cwiakala to 11 was reponea mai mxs. iwias' ala's first husband was killed in an i auto creush about a year ago. M. S. Gaitens, of 201 North St.. I McDonald, who was driving behind the bridal party, said he turned! off the highway into a side road just as the truck and auto were nearing each other, but that he j stopped and went back when he : heard the crash, calling an ambu- lance. WORKERS SCORE OVERTIME PLAN Company Union in Braddock Rejects Move Steel Plant at Workers at the Edgar Thomson plant of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp. at Braddock acting through a vote of a majority of the plant's Employes Representatives today had rejected the company's time and a half for overtime pay offer as "of no benefit." This step was the first definite reaction among the nation s 450.000 steel workers to the time and a half pay plan scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1. Leaders of the company union declared the widely-adopted steel industry plan of paying time and 'a haif for more than eight hours work daily or 48 hours work weekly: 1 Will increase their cost of living. 2 Will bring no benefits of any kind to the men. 3 Was granted without the knowledge of the Employes Representa tives, who represent men in the) mill in collective bargaining. The resolution adopted last night by a majority of the Edgar Thomson plant Employes' Representatives follows: "A special meeting was held here on Thursday at 9:30 a. m., called by F. F. Slick, general superintendent of the (Edgar Thomson) plant to inform us that our request for time and a half had been granted. "The representatives oi this body know nothing about such a request being put in. The publicity given this subject has been very prominent in the newspapers. "We feel that such publicity has raised the cost of living and that j we have received no benefit of any overtime by being given a 48-hour , week and we Sre stm in accord ,ith th of th in.hour wppk- I at tne most Wjt.h tjme and a half , from SatUrday noon until Sunday and double time for Sundays and holidays. j "Giv this answer as much pub- i Hcity as the other." The resolution was signed by William E. Garrity, Employes Representative Chairman, and Louis Smolinski, secretary. A Carnegie- Illinois Steel official I agreed today the. overtime pay plan did not follow a request bv the j Employes Representatives. The com-l pany sought to allay fears of some ' workers that "the old, long work week" would return by establishing the 48-hour week, he said. Earlier overtime decisions by other companies was a factor in Carnegie-Illi- nois' adoption of the plan, he said. MAN'S BODY FOUND IN 11-DAY SEARCH Native of Sweden, 77. Took Own Life, Coroner Believes Special to The Pittsburgh. Press BUTLER. Pa.. July 28 Funeral i services were held iate yesterday for Charles Lilyjeren. of Washington Twp.. whose body was found, after an 11-day search, in a woods behind the I. J. Meals farm near here. Mr. Lilyjeren, a native of Sweden, was 77. Beside his body was found a folded slip of paper, which led Coroner M. E. Headland to return a verdict of "probahle suicide." The paper apparently had contained a poison powder. The man left the Stevenson farm, where he was employed, on July 17. instructing members of the Ste venson family to "take good caref' oi ine caiue. (Copyright, 19 36. by HUGE PROFITS nrniAnrinco ncruuiE luoo FOR J. & L Loss in First Quarter Off- By $1,115,733 Net Income During Second HALF-YEAR IN BLACK Steel Company Also Sets Aside Larger Sum for Depreciation Jones fe Laughlln Steel Corp. turned a first quarter loss into a proflt of $ui5i733 in tne second ,. . ... garter of this year, the company- announced today. In the three months ended March 31 J. te L. reported a net loss of $933,279. This was more than off- set by the second quarter profit, which gave the company a net profit for the first six months of i 1936 of $182,454. In the first quarter of 1935 J. & L suffered a net loss of $794,789. In i the second quarter of 1935 it earned $44,412. For the first six months of 1935 the company reported a net loss of $750,377. compared with the profit of $182,454 in the first half of 1936. Profits in the quarter ended June 30, 193S, were above expectations and reflected the steady improvement in business throughout the steel industry. The company $1,115,733 profit In this period was after provision for "all local, state and Federal taxes." .This was believed to mean the new Federal tax on undis- i tributed earnings voted in the last j session of Congress. In the first half of this year J. fc L. set aside $2,821,069 for reserves for depreciation and depletion, compared with $2,497,306 in the corresponding period of 1935. WESTWOOD WITNESS QUIZZEDJN THREAT Man Accused of Declaring He'd Bomb Home A witness in the West wood murder trial was held for questioning today in connection with reports that he threatened to blow up the home of a McKees Rocks Councilman whose shift in political allegiance last week gave control of the borough to Republicans. Joseph "Yoosie" Thompson, a friend of convicted Squire James J. Westwood, was arrested today after officers announced several persons had told them Thompson had said he would blast the home of Councilman VTncent DiBella. Those who are reported to have heard the threats were to be called to the District Attorney's dice today for questioning. Thompson was lodged in the county jail on a District Attorney's detainer after being arrested by County Detective Michael Matsey, former McKees Rocks police chief, and Nick An-tonelli, present chief. Councilman DiBella said he had received three phone calls last Friday "from somebody who called me vile names and threatened to get even with me." He notified the police chief immediately, he said. BEER VENDORS ADOPT MIDNIGHT CURFEW Franklin Dealers Voluntarily Fix Closing: to Curb Annoyances Bv The United Press FRANKLIN. Pa.. July 28 Beer sellers agreed to abide by a midnight curfew here today after a conference with Mayor James G Bohlender. Twenty-one dealers voluntarily established the 12 o'clock closing time and formed their own organization to aid in making the ruling effective. Complaints that early morning disturbance resulted when bars remained open until 2 a. m. led to today's meeting between the Mayor and the merchants. THE WEATHER Tuesday, July 23 Shower toniffhi anri probnblr We1i"-ly mornine. Cooler Wednesday and Wed-ne-day nieht. Temperturp" at Pittsbiirzh Oast M hoursi HishPst .'t. lowet tH. mesn 7K Hiphest and lowest teniperaiures a year agi. 87 and 68. Partly cloudy. Tpmieraiire radinr reported by United States Weather Bureau: Drylight Sarinz Time) Midnizht . 1 a. m . . . t! a. ni . . . 3 a. m. . . 4 a. m . . . 5 a. m . . . ft a. m . . , 7 a. m . . . 71 8 a. m . . . . 7 1 H a. m. 71 10 a. ni . . . . 71 70 TO 11 a. m 7:1 Noon 7 5 Ktl 1 p. m. ...... 77 KJ p. m .' o 3 p. m 85 nnner ft:4l i. m. Airninftrr Rii-r hh at k. m. tm. rm DETAILED WKUHW REPORT t rAf.R 2 Prcts Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved") Entered a a - Tostof fi.. Scenes of Destruction Wrought By Seventy -Mile-an-Hour Wind Wreckage of Kowes Run Methodist .iim.flW.j. This garage and auto were m i r A toppling- chimney nearly mm in mi ill!!j'.'vwgs"wii i 4i-$ -"'W 'rmmu, ,mm r - - j TTrilrinijiSaj Steeple of Central Presbyterian Church, Brownsville, ripped off. Score Imperiled by Blast In Armstrong Tunnels The gasoline tank of a large mill! trailer-truck exploded in Armstrong Tunnels today, injuring two men and endangering occupants of about 20 autos. The explosion, believed to have been caused when the truck rammed into a bend in the tunnel, occurred as the truck was half way through the north lane. Flames leaped to the ceiling, and smoke filled the half-mile-long tunnel. Drivers of autos following the truck slammed brakes and backed i from the smoke-filled tubes, j Five fire companies were sent to l he tubes after firemen received reports that an explosion,,, had de orttj - rlaj!. matter Piifrmrsh -J- 4 Protestant Church near Colonial. demolished near Grindstone. - mm g Jhmwai buried - this auto at Brownsville. molished the tubes. Fire apparatus') and police cars blocked tiaffic in: Forbes St. for almost a half hour, j Those injured were: 1 Zenus Buroth, 29. Columbus Grove, Ohio, burns of the right arm and body. Carl De Camp, 30, of Columbus, O burns. The men were hauling milk from the Grove Milk Co. in Ohio for the Rieck-McJunkin Dairy Co. Questioned in Mercy Hospital they said: , "We loaded up with gasoline in the South Side and started into the tubes from Second Ave. That's all we can remember. We don't j know what could have caused the i explosion." j r.'m& PRICE THREE CENTS TORNADO-LIKE WINDS LEVEL MANY HOMES Uniontown and Brownsville Hard Hit Boy Crushed Under Grandstand, SCORE ARE INJURED Farmer Electrocuted as He Picks Up Power Line That Blew Down Otlirr stories nf the storm on Page '. Centering their fury upon the Uniontown and Brownsville districts, tornado-like winds tore through Tri-State communities last night killing three, injuring more than a score and causing property damage approximating a million dollars. Battering its way from the hill3 of West Virginia, the storm leveled scores of buildings in Brownsville, Uniontown and Smock, cutting off telephone communication, paralyzin? traffic and throwing the towns into da rkness. At Smock a seven-year-old boy was killed when a grandstand, collapsed on an athletic field. In Wheeling and Eastern Ohio, two were killed, several were injured and damage reached at least $125,000. Pirks Up Power Line In the Pittsburgh area, rain, lightning and slashing winds caused heavy property damage, but none was injured. Deaths in the Tri-State district were: John McCann, 7. killed at Smock when a grandstand collapsed and fell on him. Several others were injured in the same accident. Russell R. Smith, 36. a farmer, electrocuted as he attempted to move a power line which had blown across the road near Sherrard, W. Va. Margaret Rennrr. 15. drowned at New Martinsville, W. Va. Roofs Ripped From Houses The storm struck suddenly in Brownsville and Uniontown about 6 p. m. Roofs were ripped from a score of houses in Brownsville, and hundreds of trees were uprooted and scattered over the streets and highways. Traffic was paralyzed. The town was in darkness, and phone service was at a minimum. Half of Union-townNwas without light, phone service and transportation, and the roof of the Summit Hotel was ripped oft. The 35-foot steeple of the Brownsville Central Presbyterian Church was blown over and crashed through the roof. Audley Hardwich. 45. a fireman, was struck by a hit-and-run truck driver while he was cleaning debris in Market St.. Brownsville, and several other firemen and policemen who were working with him were endangered. Hardwich was taken to Brownsville Hospital with" severe head injuries which required 18 stitches. . With no warning the storm broke as hundreds of persons were walking through the business section of .Brownsville. Winds screaming through the streets sent pedestrians and motorists scurrying for safety. Store Windows Broken Doorways of buildings and salesrooms of stores were filled with men. women and children attempting to escape the gale's fury. Amid the confusion, plate glass windows of a number of stores crashed to the sidewalks, adding to the general din and terror. Ushers in moving picture theaters advised patrons to remain until the storm had abated. Crowds were orderly, but openly anxious about friends and relatives whom they knew were en route home. The arrival of the storm was described graphically by Police Ser-(Continned On Page 5, Column 1) In Alphabetical Zoo Contest Silhouettes of animals and the first letters of their names from A to Z compose the puzzle of this new game. You name them and get your share of the liberal cash prizes. Starts Sunday i r IB

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