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Ba by Dies in Broken Home Left by Mother MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 23, 1956 13 Aft Being rcotics Ring Smashed In Korean Orphan Has Party Here With New 'Kin' Adopted Child, 3 Wins Hearts of Her Phila. 'Family' Little Le Sin-Ka didn't quite make it in time to celebrate her third birthday on Saturday in her new home in America, after a flight half-way around the world, but that did not bother the Korean orphan one bit. Lee is the winsome, brown-eyed girl who is being adopted by Mr. 4 Held ermantown; Two Others Treated for Sore Throats I kit er -Sr" if 1 1 rf i it7 5-V 2s 1 I 1 yilf -7 J0 1 isSetme I' Pat Jamison, 21, of 634 S. 51st (center) receives congratulations on having completed an American Airlines-course which made her a third generation airline hostess.

Offering the congratulations are her mother, Mrs. Mary Jamison (left), and Pat's grandmother, Mrs. Marie Kennedy, both of whom formerly held similar flying jobs. All tired out from her flight halfway around the world, little Lee Sin-Ka sleeps in the arms of PFC Richard Lignore, who "discovered" her in Korea, in her new home at 7100 Guyer ave. The Gl's parents are adopting the little girl.

Admiring the new member of the family are (from left) Donald, 16; Joseph, the father; Robert, 10; Mrs. Mary Lignore, the mother, and Marijo, 12. efanver Hails City anil Recreation Center isD Delaware Valley U.S.A. DR. MARK W.

ALLAM, dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania has been appointed consultant to the National School of Veterinary Philadelphia's accomplishments in providing recreation facilities and employment opportunities were cited as an example for the rest of the Nation in reducing juvenile delin- Medicine in Mexico in an effort to raise the teaching levels in the medical treatment of animals in Pan American institutions, and Mrs. Joseph Lignore, of 7100 Guyer near 71st st. and Elm-wood ave. in Southwest Philadelphia. PLANE 5 HOURS LATE The child, -adopted" temporarily by kindly women pas sengers and stewardesses during her aerial journey from Korea, arrived at Idlewild Airport, New i orK, late Saturday night, some five hours behind schedule.

Thus, she was too late for the birthday party that had been planned for her that night at her new home with her parents-to-be and their five children Joseph, 25, of Clayton, N. who has two small youngsters of his own; Rich' ard 20; Donald, 15; Marijo, 12, and Bob, 10. However, the party was, held yesterday afternoon and Lee enjoyed it, "just as much as if it had been oh time," according to Mrs. Lignore, who added "We all just love her. She's so full of life, and she keeps jabbering away in Korean, seemingly to tell us how happy she is." It was Richard, an Army private first class, now stationed at Fort Knox, who "'discovered" Lee and arranged for her to be sent to this country for adoption.

Rich'ard, who is a three-year hitch which ends in October, arrived in Korea last June with his ordnance unit. In his spare time, he began helping the nuns of St. Theresa's orphanage in Pusan with their work in caring for some 300 orphans. ABANDONED IN PUSAN The young soldier soon had met all the children, but it was Lee who really captured his heart. He and the girl, who had been a ward of the orphanage since shortly after she was found abandoned, only a few days old, in a Pusan street, quickly became fast friends.

Richard began sending letters to his parents, with snapshots of the bright-eyed waif, and urged them to start adoption proceedings. Not long afterward, they asrreed. and Catholic authorities agreed to the child's release to the Lignores' custody. After arranging for Lee's flight to this country. Richard drove from Fort Knox and went with his narents to New York by train Saturday night.

At 10:15 P. the child's overdue plane finally arrived at Idlewild. and Richard was reunited with his little foster sister-to-be. Thug Gels $20 In Luncheonette Th wnman nronrietor of a luncheonette at 2002 N. 19th st, rnhhri of $20 yesterday by a thug dressed in a red lumber jack et.

Mrs. Elizabeth Clayton, 46, told police the holdupman appeared to be holding a gun in the pocket of the jacket. He ordered her to take all the money from the cash register and place it on the counter. After scooping it up, he dashed from the store. Chester YWCA Plans Addition A modern swimming pool, 36 residence rooms for young women, kitchen and dining area, will feature the proposed $505,000 addition to the Young Women's Christian Association building in Chester.

A 75-foot regulation size pool will replace the present 40-foot pool which has been in use since 1914. Sledder Swerves, Injured in Crash A sledder who swerved to avoid striking another child, crashed into a tree on a hill near College-ville at 6 o'clock last evening, suffering internal injuries. The "injured boy is James Clem- mer, 13, son of the Rev. Markley Clemmer, pastor of the First Men-nonite Church at Marshall and Cherry Nomstown. He was taken to Montgomery Hospital, Norristown.

Garden Director Among Those Arrested Almost. 24 hours they bad arrested a confessed dope addict, police announced early last night that a Germantqwn narcotics ring had been smashed, with the capture of four rnen, one a director at a city recreation center. Disclosure of the arrests was not Irrade. until round-the-clock questioning of the suspects by Capt. Clarence J.

Ferguson and members his special investigating squad at "the Germantown ave. and Haines st, police station. CALLED KEY FIGURE Identified as the key figure in the ring was Milton Hawkins, 30, in whose apartment on Brinton st. near Chew, police seized a quantity of 'alleged heroin and arrested Hawkins and the other three men. field with Hawkins were David 32, director at the Stan-Garden Recreation Center, 6th and Lombard who gave the Brinton apartment as his home; Joseph Terry.

27, of Duval st. near Greene, and Hershey Snyder, 30, of Nassau st. near 24th. ADMITS HEROIN PURCHASE -Ferguson said the roundup started late Saturday night with the arrest of James E. Malson, 24, of Smedley st.

near Venango, at "Washington la. and Chew st. TjMalson, according to Ferguson, had five small bags of heroin when he "was taken into custody by Ferguson, Detectives Charles Perku-lop, Israel Span, Fortunato Lorusso and William Copestick. Ferguson said Malson admitted buying the dope at the- Hawkins apartment. The squad already had a search warrant for the place.

The detectives moved in, took Hawkins and Byrd into custody, and then nabbed the other two as they came to the apartment later. Ferguson said 16 bags of heroin, each selling from $5 to $20, were found in the apartment. CMalson was charged with possession and use of narcotics. The others were charged with conspiracy. Hawkins faces additional charges of possession and sale.

They will be given a hearing today at the Germantown ave. and Haines st. station. HELD IN 500 BAIL "Meanwhile, Charles Murphy, 19, of St. Albans st.

near 22d, was held in $500 bail by Magistrate John C. Morlock as an alleged marijuana peddler following his arrest by Detectives John Grant and James Thomas, of the narcotics squad, at 19 th and Bainbridge sts. The officers said they observed Murphy making four sales of marihuana on the corner. When they iclosed in, he dropped six cigarets tto the pavement. Crash Kills Wife In Prospect Park Mrs.

Mary T. Meehan, 37, -of 2652 S. Bancroft South Philadelphia, was injured fatally at 4:30 P. M. yesterday when an auto mobile operated by her husband, Frank 33, collided with another car at Lincoln ave.

and Chester pike, Prospect Park. Mrs. Meehan, who suffered head injuries and a leg fracture, died two hours later at Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park. Her husband, a Frankford Arsenal employe, and the other motorist, Michael Welsh, 22, of Jefferson Belmont Hills, Montgomejwf county, were not injured. Police said the accident occurred isrhile Meehan was driving north on Lincoln ave.

and Welsh east on Chester pike. Enlistees to Take Oath on Olympia Standing on the bridge of the historic Olympia, of Manila Bay fame, a special company of Navy volunteers will be sworn in at 3 :30 M. today at the Philadelphia Naval Base. Known as the "Cruiser Olympia Company," the 30 young men will train as a unit at the Naval Train-in? Base, Bainbridge, Md. Cmdr.

Charles W. Cushman, head of the Philadelphia Recruiting District, will be master of ceremonies. Rear Adm. Ernest H. von Heimburg.

commandant of the Fourth Naval District, will administer the oath. Representatives of patriotic socie- ties and relatives of the "boots" join in the exercises. Youth Injured By Hit-Run Car Robert Reed, 17, of Linden Atco, was injured by a hit-run car as he was helping to change a tire cn a friend's auto on White Horse pike, Atco, at 10:45 P. yesterday. Reed was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Cam den, by the Berlin VFW ambu lance, reportedly suffering a frac tured pelvis.

State police report ed the hit-run vehicle was a station wagon. Reed's companion, Charles Chi- umento, 17, also of Atco, was un hurt. He is the son of Mayor Charles H. Chiumento, of Water-ford township. Hulmeville Airman Kills Himself A Bucks county airman shot himself to death while playing Russian roulette a revolver at the Stead Air Force Base, the Air Force disclosed yesterday.

1 victim was Eric Mo'atham, 19i of Officials said he was talking to three other airmen Jill a barracks when he placed the loaded with one bullet, to his head and pulled the trigger. A 6-month-old girl died yesterday a short time after the mother deposited the infant and four other children in the West Philadelphia apartment of her estranged husband and departed. The blonde-haired baby, Diane Martin, was found unconscious by the father, Robert, 27, who summoned police. At Misericordia Hospital, where the child was pronounced dead, Dr. John Kotokis attributed her death to possible malnutrition.

THIRD-FLOOR APARTMENT The details leading to the infant's death occurred at 7 A. M. when Mrs. Elizabeth Martin. 25, of Morris drive near 31st Tas-ker Homes, arrived at the third-floor apartment of her husband on Parkside near 51st st.

Martin told Detective Thomas Regan his wife arrived in a taxj and brought the children to the third floor where she placed the baby on a sofa, informing the husband and a sister-in-law the in- Kfant was asleep. The sister-in-law, Mrs. Eileen Flanagan, told police they had a cup of coffee and then Mrs. Mar-tin asked to borrow an overnight bag because she was to meet 9. friend on Long Island, N.

and had her clothing in a paper bag. BABY NOT BREATHING Obtaining the suitcase, the mother departed as Martin and Mrs. Flanagan started to bathe tha children. About 8:45 A. M.

when the baths were completed, Martin went over to the sofa where the infant lay bundled. He said he noticed the child was not breathing. Cradling the baby in his arms he went to the 50th st. and Lancaster ave. station and the child was taken to the hospital in a police emergency wagon.

Martin told police the four other children, Robert, 6, James, 5, Betty Anne, 4, and Edward 3, ap peared underfed when brought to his apartment. 2 JIAVE SORE THROATS The children were bathed and James and Betty Anne were treated for sore throats at Philadelphia General Hospital, then returned to their father. Police said the Pennsylvania Society to Protect Children From Cruelty planned to investigate the case. Meanwhile, police sent out an alarm to pick up Mrs. Martin as a material witness.

At the morgue, 13th and Wood medical examiner's pathologists said the baby "obviously was a victim of malnutrition." Dr. C. G. Wooding, however, cautioned that the malnutrition may not have been caused by lack of food. The physician said it would necessitate a chemical analysis of the child's vital orgaru to determine whether death was caused by lack of food.

227,000 Students Due tO Register-Approximately 227,000 pupils, an increase of more than 3300 over the same period of last vear. are expected to enroll in this city's puDiic schools for the new term beginning in February, it was dis closed yesterday by Board of Edu. cation officials. The officials said that all mmU registering for the first time much have birth certificates or other proor of age, as well as vaccination certificates. Thev addod that medical and educational records, if available, would aid school authorities in planning school programs.

Woman Injured As Oven Explodes1 Mrs. Bridget Lepore, 30, was struck on the leg by a burner gratj yesterday after a gas oven exploded in the kitchen of her home at 5819 McMahon st. The woman's 3-year-old sonu Jules, also was in the kitchen but was unhurt. Firemen of Engine 19 said gas apparently leaked into the oven and ignited after sh turned a jet on. Only the oven w4 damaged.

2 Suspeds Held; In Extortion Plot Two of three suspects were detained yesterday by Camden nu. thorities in a fantastic extortion plot coupled with a threat to "blow up" a Philadelphia department store. Set free was William Buck. Rr 45, of Front Glendora, N. aiter ne ana his wife, Anna Mae ana ineir 17-year-old son, William, were questioned for hours.

WIFE IN JAIL Mrs. Buck, mennwhii lodged in Camden county jaii and the youth at the Camn wuuvj Children's Shelter, in Pennsaukeri township. No formal charges were made against the two. All three were seizea Dy police Saturday night. Mitchell H.

Cohen, Camden, Countv Prnspciitir nTn.l MUAA ned to confer with Philadelphia auuiunues to aeiermine tne question of "jurisdiction." INQUIRY CONTINUES Chief of Camden Detectives Wil fred L. Dube said statements were taken from the suspects and the investigation is being While the susrjects were beinor questioned, Philadelphia detectives made an inch-by-inch search of the department store but found no "bomb" which extortion notes said had been timed to "blow upf between 2 P. M. and 6 P. M.

yes e'dicate Husband Shot, CompanionSlain A 25-year-old woman was shot fatally and her male companion seriously wounded in an apartment on Mt. Vernon st. near 19th yesterday. Two hours later the wife of the man was taken into custody. Miss Marie Scott, of 742 N.

Uber died in Hahnemann Hospital at 11:20 A. an hour and a half after the shooting. Police said she was struck by bullets fired from a pistol. IN SAME HOSPITAL In the same hospital with bullet wounds in both shoulders and left leg was Curtis Williams, 35, a truck driver, of Mt. Vernon st.

near 10th. Mrs. Beulah Williams, 35, wife of Curtis, was arrested at 11:45 A. M. outside the home of a friend on 11th st.

near Spring Garden st. and confessed the shooting, according to Sgt. Daniel O'Mahoney, of the homicide squad. She was booked for a hearing this morning. Detective Joseph Cullen, of the 12th and Pine sts.

division, said Williams and the Scott woman arrived Saturday night at the second-floor rear apartment of John Richardson, 30. SIX SHOTS FIRED Richardson was in the kitchen cooking breakfast when Mrs. Williams appeared at the apartment with her niece, Daisy May Pratt, 21, of the 10th and Mt. Vernon st. address, Cullen said.

She fired six shots at the couple, then fled, Cullen said. O'Mahoney said Mrs. Williams maintained she left the pistol at the Richardson apartment, but the weapon was not found. Roomer Found Dead Sebon Halsell, 28, was found dead in his second floor room at 1017 S. 19th st.

yesterday. Detective William Simmler, of South CID, said Halsell apparently died oi sunocation. A portable gas heater was operating in the room quency yesterday at dedication ceremonies for the Fredric R. Mann Recreation Center, 5th and Westmoreland sts. Sen.

Estes Kefauver Tenn.) headed a list of prominent Government, civic and church leaders who paid tribute to Mann, the city's first Recreation Commissioner, who was credited with giving Phila delphia one of the finest youth and adult recreation programs in the country. $770,000 PROJECT Other speakers included Mayor Richardson Dilworth, Rep. William J. Green, Jr. James H.

J. Tate, president of City Council, and Robert W. Crawford, who. succeeded Mann as Recreation Commissioner when the latter retired from the post in January, 1954. The $770,000 project; occupying 17 acres, features an ultra-modern four-level brick building which in cludes a gymnasium and special events rooms.

Outdoor facilities include an athletic field with two baseball diamonds and a swimming pool. Kefauver said tremendous strides were being made everywhere to combat juvenile crimes. He said juvenile delinquency, on the rise for the last eight years, appears to be "leveling off." GOOD EXAMPLE UGED However, he referred to an FBI report that disclosed half of the crimes in the U. S. were committed by persons under 21.

He said all adults must "give something of ourselves" to influence youngsters to participate in a healthy com munity life. Kefauver and Mann cemented the cornerstone of the main building and unveiled a plaque in the entrance corridor. Ex -Mayor Joseph S. Clark, in whose Administration the project was completed also was scheduled to participate, out was unable to attend due to the serious illness of his father. 2000 ATTEND Dilworth pointed out the center was constructed with the money of taxpayers and the city would fulfill its responsibilities in assuring that it was properly staffed and maintained so adults and children enjoy its full use.

A ittfffifi'fiifftWV Dr. Allam bv the Pan Ameri Office of the World Health DR. M. W. ALLAM eight children, 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Aid: The Commission on Hu man relations gave $lo0 to the William M. Gerber Memorial Fund, which aids students at colleges, schools and universities. Recruiter: Col. Thomas S. Ivey, veteran of both the Second World War and Korea, will relieve CoL Paul W.

Russell as director of the 4th Marine Corps Reserve and Recruitment District "S3 here next 1'J day. Ivey, graduate of The Citadel, in Charleston, -t Dnn0S a 20-year active military service record to Phil adelphia. He was for :7 a Ml merly Chief of ZmLL Staff of artillery force COL. TROS. 8.

IVEY troops in the Pacific. His wife is the former Moe H. Harrison. They have two children, Thomas and William H. one.

They reside at 16 DeForrest Lans-downe. Uliscellany: Plans to enroll 10,000 new members in the Philadelphia YMCA vere coordinated fiy leaders of the organization at a meeting in Wanamaker's. Robert H. Wilson, vice president of the Girard Trust Corn Exchange Bank, campaign manager, presided at the session. Beta Nu Chapter, of the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi celebrated its 24th anniversary at a banquet in the Bel-gravia.

Former pupils of the Thomas Holme School, Academy and Willits were entertained by 8th grade pupils in the school auditorium. In Trenton the Mayors of Trenton and Lawrence township cut the ribbons opening Perm Fruit 39th supermarkets Young Robber Routed A young boy attempting to hold up a South Philadelphia candy store proprietor last night was frightened away when a pedestrian walked past the window, Sgt, John Paglia reported. Adolph Goldberg, 72, of 1844 S. 4th said the boy entered the store at that address 10:15 P. M.

and purchased seven cents worth of candy before pulling a revolver. 1 7 Is 27t A74 Police Seize 83 In Three ds Raiding details led by Inspector Alan Ballard, of the North-Central division, arrested 83 men and women in two suspected gambling houses and a speakeasy early yesterday. At 2 Ballard's squad raided the second-floor quarters of the Cab Drivers Association, Columbia ave. near 19th arrested three principals and 11 male patrons and chased 13 women from the place after taking their names and addresses. Ballard reported the club was selling liquor without a license or charter.

BARTENDER IS HELD Odel Rodgers, 29, a bartender, of Turner st. near 32d, who allegedly sold drinks to Detectives Carl Bur-well and Leroy Freeman, non-members, was held in $400 bail for the grand jury by Magistrate F. David Keiser, at the ISth and Oxford sts. station. Liquor charges against the operator, John Troupe, 39, of 17th st.

near Norris, and a bartender, Ernest Mason, 39, of 26th st. near Columbia were dropped. The 11 men were fined $1 each on disorderly conduct charges. CRAPS GAMES GOING Three hours later the squad raided a dwelling on Redner st. near 30th, and found two craps games in operation, one in a first-floor room and the other in the cellar.

In the place were 33 men and nine women. Clifton Moore, 18, of the Redner st. address, and William Key, 24, of 13th st. near Master, were fined $5 and costs each on gaming charges. The others were' fined $1 each for disorderly conduct.

The next stop, at 5:30 A. was the second-floor apartment of Edith Katkin, 28, on Columbia ave. near 26th where the Raiders seized four bottles of allegedly untaxed liquor and arrested 16 men and 11 women patrons on disorderly conduct charges. Miss Katkin was held in $400 bail for grand jury action. The others were fined $1 Suspect Vanishes in Rossman Case Robert W.

Thomas, former Miami deputy sheriff, has disappeared from his Florida home, officials reported yesterday as they began a search for the suspect who was indicted by a Federal grand jury here on charges growing out of the robbery-murder of Mrs. Lulubel Rossman last July 3. Thomas and Gus A. DeMoss. patcher.

who also was indicted, were alleged to have set up the robbery during which Mrs. Rossman was killed. The two men also were charged with transporting across State lines more than taken from Rossman 's hotel suite by her killers. Charged with the murder are Frank James Ellsworth and Raymond Phillip Wilson, who are being held in this city awaiting trial. Autos Collide, Burst Into Flames Two automobiles burst into flames at A.

M. yesterday after a collision on Broad st. south of Venango. No one was injured. Police of th-2 Front and Westmoreland sts.

station said an unidentified motorist was driving north on Broad st. when his vehicle went out of control and smashed into a car parked in front of Fishev's restaurant as 3545 N. Broad. A moment after the collision both cars caught fire. Firemen extinguished the blazs.

The parked car was owned by Carl Bolgen, of 739 Westview st. Police said the operator of the other car fled. it was announced yesterday. The position was proposed can Sanitary Bureau, Regional Organization. Among his tasks will be the in corporation of more practical teaching in the Mexican schools.

He also will give lectures and demonstrations and establish methods for an interchange of information and mutual assistance between veterinary schools south of the Rio Grande. Dr. Allam also will assist nation al, provincial and local public health boaras and establish fellow ship training projects for key men bers of the teaching staff. Appointed: Donald W. Thornburgh was appointed chairman of the 1958 annual dinner of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia.

Named to serve with him were Harry Batten, Edward K. Daly, G. Stockton Strawbridse and Clewell Sykes Max -Black, Irving Fishon and Alex J. Lipman were named supervisors of captains in the 1955 Allied Jewish Appeal. Fir si Mrs.

Vernon Gotwals, of 129 W. 10th Consho-hocken, has just added another "first" to her devout record as a super-a i member of the Conshohock byterian Church. Mrs. Gotwals has just completed a three -y ear term as the first a ever to serve as an elder of the 109-y a r-old church. She will continue her church service in the post of clerk of MRS.

GOTWALS. sessions, the first woman in the long and illustrious history of the church to serve in this post. Just nnmpH Rprnnri lrnman lrlAf ir; the oldest of Conshohocken churches is Miss Mary J. McFar-land, of Brook lane, Plymouth Meeting. Schools: Lincoln High School Choir presented a concert last night at the Valley Forge Hospital for Veterans.

The Board of Education yesterday announced registration at the Standard Evening High school would false place Feb. 1, 2, 6 and 7. The board's Division of Medical Services urged parents to take children who have not received antipolio vaccine to the family physician for the injection. The school will provide the injections for parents having no family physician. Atcrtrds: Progressive Architecture, national magazine, selected Philadelphia architects for some of its top awards for work in 1955.

The winners were Oskar Stonorov, Joseph H. Young, of the firm of Gilboy, Bellante and Clauss; Vincent G. Kling, Robert Geddes and Melvin Brecher Lauralee Scott, of 1833 Rhawn a student at Frankford High school, won a $25 bond and a watch in the nationwide essay contest sponsored by the Artisans Order of Mutual Protection. Anniversaries: Golden wedding anniversaries were celebrated by Mr. and Mrs.

John Muller, 730 E. Olney Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Przcpioski, 2423 Aspen Mr. and Mrs.

Ludwig Oesterling, 219 W. Wishart Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Spellona, 5006 Thompson st. and Mr.

and Mrs. Harry L. Roberts, 105 N. 63d st. Mr.

and Mrs. I Adolph Katzmann, of 259 Rosemar celebrated their 64th wedding 7, to C3 9, at -7J7r 1 -v 7 4 I a. -rf' L-. if I fx I Fredric R. Mann cements the cornarsfone of the new $770,000 recreation center, named in his honor, at 5th and Westmoreland sts.

Watching are (left to right) Recreation Director Robert W. Crawford, Sen. Estes Kefauver and Mayor Richardson Dilworth. Some 2000 persons attended dedication ceremonies. anniversary.

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