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Friday, July 26, 1957
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VOL. Textile Chief Paid $25 for Corkscrew Trampoline Lessons For Wife Listed By Racket Probe WASHINGTON, July 26 (UP) The Senate Rackets Committee charged Co-day that the smooth-talking secretary-treasurer of the United Textile Workers misused $101,963 of union funds for personal purposes- including 24 visits to the Broadway musical "My Fair Lady." Alphonse F. Calabrese ol the committee staff presented a long list or mings miuj," with union funds by Lloyd Klenrrt, the union loader whose Ivy League accent evaporates under pressure. $5 Corkscrew Included were a 525 cork screw, a S566 color TV set. a $149 tuxedo, and $10 worth of trampoline lessons for his wife. Also $2504.65 for tickets to the New York musical based on George Bernard Shaw's plav. Mr. Calabrese said Klenrrt charged most of the- items to his unton paid hotel bills. He topped t some of the nation's swankiest Inns and the total tab In the three years ending March 3 ran to $36,364. Mr. Calabreu said the total hotel bill showed charges of $14,107 for t Oil packages H2.611 in casli advance to Klenert, $971 for golf, cabana and other charges, and $:3IJ miscellaneous. The staff investigator said Union President Anthony Ya lent! misused another $26,442 of union funds, mostly for a 524.000 down payment on his home. Klenert, he said, used $33,000 for the same purpose. Of these two sum., the committee said, Klenert returned $33,000 and Yalente S 11,000 to the union.' The committee concluded its1 investigation of the union offi-; 4'ia Is with a demand by Sen. ii out h mi rat-p 9. (tliimn 4 ) tuc itfCATUCD inc khhmihx Friday, July 28, 1957 Dy!itnt Svnia Tlmt 1vm tly firnn tnd warm trv1 -irwr inj'int' humid sjiurd.y h .h - tmpfrturp torte flf.-rl. low tonirhl r4m t 7:30 a m tod Hlnst uA'.rsr'VlArr'u', ' ry-wntown trn-nr'ure fading tt nr. rt . ; 0. CnUfO -t-t WM.her Buru- 9 0 a. m. . . . t 10 KT 11 a. Noon 5 Id. 14 3 o 1 3d 6S p 74 TT 77 77 m . TO Hl?hkt fmDereurr this flatt tlnc J874 9 (n !91 L,owtt tfmocrature this rtutt nc 1874 SI In 1920 Barometer readme at 3 d. m . 30 18. (aillne. ' HuroiditT at 3 n. m . T-SunrtFe Kill m-. sunvet k 41 n m. Hiver siase at 3 a. m.. 18 7. Pnol. FIVE-DAY FORECAST Sattjrdai Ju' It. thrirrt Wetnet- July 31 'entern Pennivlvania wt V-rrtnia and Western New Yorfc "Iemwra-t'lre will avra-e two r three deTes hloar normal Warmer Saturday and Sun-d-T CCH'er Monday .-r Tuesdav Sr!ter.1 s iifitfi Monday or Tuesday will Droh tveraee le.s than nue-hlf torn Th aerane dally normal temperature J.ttHt,rrh tor the fle-day oerlod la 73 tterrees: the averace daily maximum tem-frature ts 83 decrees and the rvera!e flatly minimum temoeraltlre la 62 decrees MAP AND DETAILED REPORT. PAGE 30 On Inside Pages Around the Town 7 Business-Finance 12 Comic Paqes 30-32 Crossword Puzzle Death Notices Editorial Page Fashions Hollywood 1 Jacoby on Bridge Obituaries Sports News Star Gazer 31 23 18 14 31 31 23 20-22 3? 33 Radio-TV Theaters-Movies 10-11 Vital Statistics 30 Want-Ads 24-30 Weather Map 30 Women's-Society 13-15 Press Telephones Want-Ads COurt 1 -4900 Other Depts.-COurt 1-7200 a The 74, No. 33 ' r-lXJ U v 1 . rw."--vi;f2.-.-'- ... r-7 -Vf - ... - v;;--r: ". - - 1 Ai I - .Z:-f....-&'L-J mm ,m V-,- i inrrii. .....ria DEATH CAME TO THREE when this dynamite-rigged Car of Arthur H. DePew, 29. of 1618 Rolond St., ex- ploded last night in the 500 block of E. Ohio Street. Warm, Humid Weather Forecast Sunny 84 Today; 88 Tomorrow More warm and humid weather Is on the way. Today's forecast says it will be mostly sun- : ny and warm today and partly cloudv to- morrow. JcJ Tottior row p will be warmer and more humid. j Today's high ts estimated at; i8' clfE'Ws. Temperatures willj idrop to ) tonight and rise to S8 tomorrow. Donald Dingbat took his Rirl ; friend, Dinah, to a museum,- where Dinah saw a dinosaur. '".Fire on Ammo Ship Brought Under Control XEW YORK, JUlV 26 CLP) An electrical fire broke out in the V. S. Navy ammunition ship Manna Loa today outside New York Harbor but was i brought under control within a few hours, the Coast Guard reported. The 5150-ton vessel, carrying 3500 tons of ammunition and with a crew of 220 aboard, was bound for Earle, N. J.. where the Navy maintains an ammunition dump. Back Up, Engineer Train Loses in Case ERIE, July 26 (UP) Engineer S. R. Reid of the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad wondered today if a railroad's "right of way" had any meaning. Mr. Reid was easing his coal and iron ore train along yesterday when he saw a tractor trailer coming over a crossing. He stopped his train. Raymond Borst also stopped his big truck, with the trailer across the tracks. Mr. Reid and Mr. Borst got out. Mr. Reid asked Mr. Borst to move his truck. Mr. Borst said he was on the crossing first, was. trying to make a left turn onto 12th Street paralleling the tracks and couldn't do it with the train almost against his trailer. He asked Mr. Reid to back up the train. Mr. Reid refused. Mr. Borst also refused to Ret his trailer off the rrosslnir. Pittsbirffl flu la Brownell 'No Goodi'njured Victims So Truman Swears Of Blast Listed Attorney General Comes Under Fire For Ban on Autographing Dollars INDEPENDENCE, Mo., July 26 (UP) Former President Harry S. Truman said today that Attorney General Herbert Brownell is "no good" because among other things, he won't let him autograph dollar bills anymore. "That Attorney General would loe to put me in jail," Mr Truman told Lon Gentry, architect for the Tru- man Library building, where Mr. Truman has his offices. The statement came after Mr. Gentry asked the former president to autograph a dollar bill for a friend. "I used to order IhosB sinned," Mr. Truman said, "hut had to quit putting my name on them. It's against the law and that damned Attorney General would just love to put me in jail." While in the White House, Mr. Truman often autographed bills for friends. Defacing U. S. currency violates Federal law. Mr. Truman added that he probably knew more about the law than did the Attorney Gen- Told While each man argued the merits of his case, traffic backed up at the crossing. Mr. Borst finally got tired of the arguing, unhitched his trailer, left it on the tracks and sat in his cab. About a half hour later a police patrol car zoomed up tOj the crossing to see what had caused traffic on both sides, to back up for several blocks.! FRIDAY, JULY 26, ML IME M hum ml North Side, blowing him Elaine C. DePew. 18. to of the time, also lost her TRUMAN. BROWNELL ' Smiles apart. i eral. Asked if he was joshing about Mr. Brownell, Mr. Truman replied, "No, he is no good." "Go ahead and print it," Mr. Truman added, "it's the truth." Advised later today that the Treasury Department said it was all right for him to autograph bills, Mr. Truman said he still was not going to do so because "it's against the law of Tie The police listened patiently to Mr. Keid and Mr. Borst and finally convinced the engineer to back up his train. Mr. Borst hitched up his trailer and made his left turn. Police then held up the train a little while longer so the horn-honking motorists could pet on their way. A Q. (Btfr" y I fHWoPiwWwiaea ia 1957 ond his estranged wife. Mrs. bits. A small girl, passing by life. 2 Are Hospitalized, 5 Others Treated Here is a list of the injured victims in last night's North Side dvnamite blast. Hospitalised: Frank I). Tanza. 55. of 5S05 jWellesley Ave., in good condition with deep cuts of the right hip, lace and body cuts. Joan Krans, 11, same ad dress, good condition, deep arm cuts. Released after treatment: Steve Demko. 27. of 853 Trio oli St., North Side, right wrist cuts. John Davis. 20, of 106 Foun tain St., North Side, scalp and shoulder cuts. Marine Pfe. Danald Michal, 20, of 1535 Hoff St., face and hand cuts. William Barnsworth, 23, of 1304 East St., North Side, mi nor cuts. Mrs. Ldna Jordan. 55, of 1815 Irwin Ave., North Side, right car cuts. Profit-Taking Hits Market NEW YORK. July 26 (Spe cial) Prices declined as profit taking hit the stock market today. New York Central droppod more than a point and West em Maryland 2 in the rails. A loss of more than 2 points in Chrysler upset the motors. Bethlehem Steel dipped slightly despite record first-quarter earnings. Other steels were irregularly lower. Oils joined the downtrend. An 'Old Look' At 'New Look1 Are we justified In believing that anything has changed in the Kremlin since Khrushchev and his collaborators inaugurated the Soviet "New Look?" Or are the aims of the present Bolshevik leaders the same as those of the past?" Read the first of four analytical editorials "An 'Old Look' at Bolshevism" today on Page 18- Press WEATHER Worm Child Killed on Street; 7 Hurt, Stores Damaged OMer pictures; stories. Pages 2, 4 and S. A love-spurned tunnel worker lured his young wife to a dynamite-rigged auto last night, then set off an explosion which killed them both. The blast also killed a small girl, passing by with an ice cream cone in her hand, and injured seven other persons. The auto blew up in front of the Singer Sewing Machine Co., 529 E. Ohio St., breaking nearly every window in the crowded block of shops and apartments. Killed were: Arthur H. DePew, 20, a loader with the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority. Mrs. Elaine W. DePew, 18. of 609 Buhl Way, his estranged wife of five months. Linda Kraus, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Kraus, 5S06 Wellesley Ave., East End. Car Torn to Shreds The 1954 light green Ply. mouth auto was torn to shreds, its roof and bottom blown completely out. Mrs. DePew's body was found about 60 feet away. DePew's body was lying across the trolley tracks beside the wreckage. Homicide Capt. Joseph Flynn said the heavy charge . of dvnamite apparently was concealed under floor boards on the side of the far where Mrs. DePew was sitting. Sev eral witnesses told of seeing DePew reach over toward the glove compartment. There was a sharp hissing sound, and the blast followed seconds later. Linda, who had just left a dairy store with her sister and grandfather, was hurtled into?' the lass-strewn store front! of Singer's, and died two hours later. Clothing and other debris were found hanging from trolley wires "after the terrific blast, and the street was littered with glass on both sides. DePew. son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul DePew, Norwich, N. Y., came to Pittsburgh last winter. He had been divorced a few months earlier by a girl he married in North Carolina. Arrested Last Christmas He was arrested here last Christmas on a charge of con tributing to the delinquency of a minor. The minor was 17-year-old Elaine. She and DePew were married Feb. 16 by North Side Alderman Mary Louise Boyd, about a month after an indict ment was returned against DePew. Judge William F. Cercone dismissed the indictment (Cont'd on Page 4, Column 1) Blast Ends Family Linda Didn't Finish Her Cone Linda Kraus, almost nine, wanted three things out of life a vacation trip, a big birthday party, and an ice cream cone: Km- crrandfather. Frank D. Panza, had no trouble" persuading Linda and her sister Joan, U, to take a ride to the North Side in the cool evening air. Ready for a breath of fretdi air herself, the girls' mother, Mrs. Emily Kraus joined her parents and the children as they left their East End apartment. It was a nice ride, and be sides, they could window shop for Linda's birthday present and maybe the girls could stoo and see their father who was working at his shop, the Battery Exchange at ii uooa- rich St. Linda's oirthday was to be. Aug. 8. . . j After that, before ttie gins, started back to Fulton School, and sunny. I 1 . , ELAINE DEPEW Wonted divorce. t m t t . ,jm w . Grandfather Recalls Linda's Last Stroll A . ? - .. LaaiaWlarfl Frank Penza, the srondfofher, dated offer blast. 'She Took Brunt' of Blast, Panza Says; Wishes He Had Been Next to Death Car Dry-lipped and dazed, Frank D. Panza today recalled the steps leading to the quirk of fate which snuffed out the life of his granddaughter. "We had just crossed the street. I was holding the girls' hands one on each side of me. They promised to wait until we got to the car before they started to eat their ice cream cones," he said. "I heard no noise and I didn't feel anything. The first thing I can recall is getting up off the sidewalk. "There were a couple of bodies beside me. I think. All we could do was wait for help." The explosion occurred be fore the horrified eyes of Mrs. Emily Kraus. the girls' mother, and their grandmother, Mrs. Martha Panza. who were waiting at the Panza car a half-block up East Ohio Street. "Poor Linda, that sweet little girl," Mr. Panza mur Stroll : : if I LINDA KRAUS No birthday for her. there was to be the vacation trip. But those events seemed far A Baseball FINAL Latest Stocks 34 Pages 5 Cenfs m I X - A 2 ARTHUR H. DEPEW Gijls and a bomb. ..1 - mured from his bed at Alle gheny General Hospital. "She took the brunt of it." "If I only could have known. I would have been next to that car," he added. "Those people . . . they must have no religion," he added, a break in his voice. "I can feel nothing for them . . . hut my poor little girl. . The 55-vear-old grandfather ; stopped talking and closed his eyes, unable to continue. EXPERT Oswald Jacoby will write daily in The Press on National Bridge Tourney here next week. ?Ves JtJX' JOAN KRAUS Jrt good condition. ft . f if t a ' "24 1 awav to the little girls as the took their grandfather's hand (Cont'd on Page 4, Colunw 5) r"

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