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Binghamton, New York
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Friday, March 2, 1945
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IBIIO-iraIMETOW PRESS FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1945. PAGES 17 TO 30 Nurses of Two Counties Seek Draft Re-Study Defeat of 'Objectionable Amendments Urged by Association An appeal in behalf of 900 registered professional nurses of Broome and Tioga Counties for "reconsideration" of provisions, of the May bill for drafting nurses today was filed in Washington. Telegrams and letters from the Legislative Committee of the Fifth District, New York State Nurses Association, urging defeat of cer tain amendments to the original bill, were forwarded to Repre sentative Edwin Arthur Hall of Binghamton, U. S. Senators James M. Mead and Robert F. Wagner Representative Andrew J. May chairman of the" s House Military Affairs Committee, and other con gressional leaders. The Fifth District legislative group, of which Albert E. Launt 68 Davis Street, Is chairman, em phasized it is not opposed to the basic policy of drafting nurses as the first step to selective service for all women. The group, however. Js "definite ly opposed ' to certain proposed amendments. The action by the local commit tee is In line with recommenda tions of the American Nurses AssO' ciation. The directors and members of the national association's advisory council have endorsed the principle of a draft of nurses as the first move toward selective service for all women and have offered their services to Representative May in the drafting of effective legisla tion" for that purpose. At the same time, the Fifth Dis trict Legislative Committee an nounced it had endorsed the na tional ' organization's determina tion to "do everything in its pow er to continue to accelerate the prompt voluntary recruitment of nurses to meet the present emer gency." Action by the local committee urging Mr. Hall and New York's senators to oppose the May bill, as amended, coincides with the announcement by the American Nurse Association that proposed amendments to the original rneas ure. contain at least 10 points or provisions which are "inconsistent" with the general policy of drafting nurses and would prove imDractlcal." if the bill were passed as amended. Points to which the local com mittee have objected, include the following: One The bill ia not clear regarding the commissioning of nursc and a specific provision providing commissions should be included. Two Individual states should receive recognition lor voluntary i-ecruit-ment of nurses In applying selective service to the profession. v Three The bill should contain "specific provisions" against discrimination with respect to "race, color, creed or sex" and these provisions shoved be made applicable to all nurses previously inducted into the armed forces. Storti Pleads Innocent To Knife Assault Case Joseph Storti, 42, of 6 Tudor. Street, charged wltn secona degree assault in a pocket knife attack on his wife, Marie, pleaded innocent and demanded an examination at arraignment late yesterdav before City Court Judge Walter J. Relihan. Represented by John J. Cucci, Mr. Storti was committed to Broome County Jail pending posting of $1,000 bail. Judge Relihan set the case down for examination. The assault. Detective Capt. Otto J. Krause charges, took place in Isbell Street late Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Storti suffered minor lacerations of the left hand, left hip and back. Michigan Pastor to Speak In Youth Jubilee Service The Rev. P. H. Cady, pastor of non-denominational church in Flint. Mich., will conduct services at the Youth Jubilee Hour at 8 p. m. tomorow at the Little White Baptist Church in Conklin Center. Mr. Cady, a graduate oi wnea inr. College, will be assisted to morrow by the Rev. Franklin C. Holden. Conklin Center pastor At 10:30 a. m. Sunday services, Mr. Holden will be assisted by the Rev. William Knorr, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church of Perth. Mr. and Mrs. Knorr, hrnthp'r-in-law and sister of Mrs Holden, are visiting in Conklin Center. The Weather By V. S. Weather Bureau For Binghamton and Vicinity: Rain and warmer tonight; lowest temperature near 40. Cloudy, occasional rain Saturday, colder at night. - For Eastern New "iork: Mostly cloudy southeast, light snow or rain west and north portions this afternoon and tonight with slowly rising temperatures. Mostly cloudy and becoming colder with snow flurries in the interior Saturday. For Western New York: Mostly cloudy with occasional rain and moderate temperature today, ending to-nigh and followed by colder. Saturday mostly cloudy and colder, probably followed by snow. Official temperature at midnight 34 Official temperature at 8:30 a. m. today . 35 Official temperature at 6 p.m. yesterday 40 Maximum temperature yesterday 44 Minimum temperature last night 32 Binghamton Press thermometer at noon today ; 4S One year ago today it was 16 Two years ago today it was IS Five years ago today it was 23 in?"' . I 0 h -ffy: yi;: if) I ' I " ' ' Red Cross Photo. COLD DRINK 'IN NEW GUINEA-EM 1c Austin E. Russell of 72 Mitchell'Ave-nue, second from left, lines up with four other sailors on Dutch New Guinea for a cold drink of lemonade being poured by Daisy Pickman, Red Cross canteen worker. Pre-Cadets To Get Caps Pre-cadet nurses of the Junior class at City Hospital School of Nursing will be capped at cere monies at 8 o'clock tonight in Phelps Hall Auditorium. Also a part of the ceremonies ill be the formal reception of 14 student nurses from Binghamton State Hospital for a year's study at City Hospital. Miss Beatrice A. Ritter, di rector of nursing and principal of the school, is in charge of the program and will cap the candi dates and present awards. The invocation will be delivered by the Rev. George L. Tappan, pastor of Ross Memorial Church. Welcome will be by Marion Saw telle, assistant superintendent of the hospital. The nursing program will be described by Miss Jeanne Gray, president of the senior class, the story or the unirorm given ny Miss Barbara Landauer, social science instructor, and the story of the hospital cap by Miss II Evelyn Ward, assistant director of nursing. Miss Eileen Keating will give the Santa Tilomena. Congratulations will be ex tended by: Dr. Victor Bergstrom for the medical board: Mrs. Nor man A. Boyd, women's board: Mrs. Kathryn Bond, alumnae, ana Miss Anna Forrest, student as sociation. Miss Doris Cumber, representing the junior class, will respond. Music will be played by Miss Eleanor Adriance, gradu ate of 1931, at the piano. 21 Windsor Boy Scouts Are Given Recognition Twenty-one Windsor Boy Scouts have completed requirements for new ratings and merit badges. Charles English has been awarded first class rating and Vance Moore second class rating. Winning merit badges are: Douglas McMaster. James Jones, Hoy Constantini. Clarence Mandigo, Ken neth Fox. Willard Smith, James Goodi- i. Bruce Waller, Roland Mandigo, Richard Mee. Mervin Kerr, Robert Mee. Donald wood. Jack Bell, Charles Enclish. Gerald Parker. Philip Bell. John Gray, Ernest Huyck and Vance Moore. Members of Windsor Board of Review are: Theron L. Philly, James Sheehy and Robert F. Hayes. Precipitation for last 24 hours to 10 a. m. today . None Sun rises Saturday at 7:36 a. m. Sun sets Saturday, at 6:56 p. m. Temperatures lit Other Cities H. L. Jackconvitle 68 4s Miami. Fla. 76 63 New Orleans 67 New York 48 35 Philadelphia 49 31 Pittsburgh 42 32 Syracuse 41 34 Washington 50 32 H. L. Albany, N. Y. 40 26 Boiton, Mats. 50 36 Buffalo. N. Y. 38 33 Canton. N. Y. 37 S3 Chicago, m. 48 38 Cleveland. O. 42 35 Detroit. Mich. 44 38 Harrisburg 48 29 Huron, S. D. 46 20 Fuel Emergency Wiped Out in Endicott Area Continued relatively mild weather has wiped out the fuel shortage emergency in the Endi cott area, George G. Sowter, man ager of Lndicott Chamber of Com merce and liaison representative for the Solid Fuels Administration for War (SFAW) committee, revealed today. The only distress calls handled by the Chamber office, headquarters for the SFAW,. in the last two weeks have been from remote areas where consumers have had difficulty in arranging deliveries in past years. No calls from fuel-less householders in Endicott have been received in some time. KNAUF, BREES LAUDED BY C. . 0. FOR VOTING FOR ANTI-BIAS BILL Leaders of the Broome County Industrial Union Council, C. I. 0. today commended the votes of Assemblymen Richard Knauf and Orlo M. Brees in favor of the Ives-Quinn anti-discrimination bill in Albany this week. The council statement was released by Jack S. Zucker, county political action director, who led a delegation to Albany at hearings on the bill a few days ago. The statement reads, in part: "The . . . council congratulates Assemblymen Brees and Knauf for their far-sighted statesmanship and non-partisanship in voting for the . . . bill. The passage of the bill in the Assembly was made possible by a non-partisan coalition of Republicans and Democrats who subordinated party politics to the furtherance of. democracy in the Empire State." Endicott Church to Honor Clements, Hymn Writer John R. Clements of Johnson City, former state president and secretary of the Christian En deavor Union, former head of binghamton Billy Sunday Club and a hymn writer, will be honored at the evening service in Endicott First Baptist Church Sunday. The Rev. Frederick II. Sterne will discuss Mr. Clements' hymns, which will be sung by the choir. The service is the second in a series on famous religious composers. Chenango Forks Scouts Awarded Merit Badges Two Chenango Forks Boy Scouts today were wearing newly earned merit badges. John Lown has completed re quirements for personal health and art badges and Floyd Parsons for personal health. Members of the board of review, which awarded the badges, are: W. E. Davis, George Gifford, Paul Larsen, Clay ton Phelps, John Lown, Sr., and Ward Fiedler. Guidance Plan Lauded Widely The Young Adult Civic Council of Binghamton is getting state recognition for its plan of com munity guidance concerning re turning servicemen.' The project, which is in the re search and study stage at present was lauded by- Miss Rita Cowan of Albany, state supervisor of youth councils, when she spoke at a meeting of Binghamton Council in the Y. M. C. A. last night. Headed by Henry Tompkins of Binghamton, the project includes questioning area servicemen on their post-war intentions, studying the answers, and determining what and how the returnee can be as sisted. Replies to hundreds of- the letters already have been received by the council. And, although the survey study is far from completed as yet, a spokesman said a majority or the answers show servicemen Intending to continue their edu cations either in high schools colleges or commercial or tech nical schools when they return. A surprising number, the council member said, wrote that "they had no plans. They just want to get home. Miss Cowan also mentioned the forthcoming district meeting of youth organizations in Norwich in April. She said that the tentative program called for a panel dis cussion by members of Bingham ton Council on their guidance project. Miss Almeda Whitman, council chairman, introduced Miss Cowan. Broad Avenue Church Budget to Be Studied Trustees of Broad Avenue Pres byterian Church will present the church budget at an annual meet ing at 6:30 o'clock tonight in the church. Raymond Gillette, board presi dent, will preside. The Ladies Aid Society, with Mrs. Leland Decker in charge, will serve a covered dish supper. Police Chief to Speak To Bethel Brotherhood Police Chief Leroy E. Wike will be the speaker at the monthly lecture session of the Bethel Brotherhood Sunday at 9:45 a. m. in First Presbyterian Church, Endicott, the Rev. Henry Clay Banks announced today. The annual canvass for the church and benevolence budgets will be made at the 11 a. m. service, with Gavin Cullen as chairman of the 10-member canvass committee. The Westminster Fellowship, meeting at ' 6:30 p. m., will discuss "From Sun Worship to Worship of the Son." Home Nursing Class Will Open in Vestal A first session of a newly organ ized 12-week home nursing class in Vestal will be held at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday in Vestal Central School, Mrs. Floyd F. Moulton, Vestal Red Cross home nursing chairman, announced today. Mrs. Dorothy Brauer, Red Cross registered nurse, will serve as in-stuctor. Those interested, in join ing may register with Mrs. Moulton. Vestal Principal Plans Talk for Oxford Class Stephen O. Salmon, principal of Vestal Central Schools, will address the Men's Oxford Class Sunday at 9:45 a. m. in the Oxford Chapel, Endicott, the first of a series of three guest speakers for successive Sundays. The Rev. George M. Bell, former superintendent of Binghamton District of Wyoming Conference, will speak to the class March 11, and Dwayne Orton, head of International Business Machines education department, will be the speaker on March 18. Kirk wood Plans Auction For Benefit of Red Cross A special committee in the Town of Kirkwood, headed by Floyd Freeman, will sponsor a public auction in the town barn at Five Mile Point Saturday March 10, to further the 1945 Red Cross War Fund campaign in that area. ' Volunteer solicitors in the drive will ask householders to donate articles for the sale, proceeds from which will be turned over to the War Fund and credited to the contributor, along with his regular gut to the fund. Trucks will be assigned to pick up heavier ar ticles and transport them to the auction. Dairymen Plan Parley On Post-War Problems Broome County members of the Dairymen's League Cooperative Association will meet at 10 a. m. tomorrow at the Binghamton Y. M. C. A. to discuss farmers' post-war problems. Elden Rozelle of the Town of Maine, director of the state organization from this -area, will pre side. Following lunch at the Community Coffee Shop, a motion picture on "The Farmer Tomorrow" will be shown. KELLY IS SPEAKER Daniel J. Kelly, superintendent of Susquehanna Valley Home, will be principal speaker at the March meeting of American Childhood Education Association at 3:45 p. m., Monday, in Theodore Roosevelt School. ShoeWorkers'Organizer Named County Union Council Officer Milton Filker, field organizer ganizer for the United Shoe Former Policeman Is Army Captain; Other Men Awarded Battle Honors Frank J. Buchinsky Wins oVT nVN . f 3 , ' ts Advancement in ftlW5it-l- d m M!M j;y, t !n A-dfb. -i -.v WWPa.-, : WX-iW , v- awwy. A.v'Wt 1B.' ; 5th Air Force, Southwest Pacific First Lt. Frank J. Buchinsky of Binghamton, former patrolman with the Binghamton Police Bu reau, has been promoted to the rank of captain. He has served 19 months in the Southwest Pacific area as a pilot with a Troop Car rier unit of the 5th Air Force during which time he has flown troops and supplies for the cam paigns of New Guinea, New Britain, Admiralties, Netherlands East Indies and the Philippine islands. Captin Buchinsky. son of Mr and Mrs. John M. Buchinsky of 166 Helen Street, Binghamton. entered the air corps in April, 1942. He has received commendation for his courage and devotion to duty, and nas Deen presented the Distin guished Flying Cross and Air Medal with the oak leaf clusters by Brig. Gen. Paul H. Prentiss who is in command of the Troop carrier unit. ROSE An 8th Air Force Bomber Station, England SSgt. George W. Rose, 20, of Vestal, N. Y., tail gun ner on an 8th Air Force B-17 Fly ing Jtortress; has been decorated with the Air Medal. The award was for "meritorious achievement" during bombing at tacks on Nazi war industries and military targets in cooperation with Allied ground forces. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Rose of 233 Main Street, Vestal, and was employed by the international Business Machines Corp. befbre entering the A. A. F in March, 1943. BETT With the 5th Army, Italy Gil bert R. Bett, son of Mrs. A. E. DeGnaff, 33 St. John Avenue, Bing hamton, recently was promoted from second to first lieutenant while serving on the 5th Army front in Italy. He is now platoon commander in the 19th Engineer (Combat) Regiment. Formerly he was ad ministration ollicer, special service officer and investigating officer. Lieutenant Bett was foreman in the chemical packing department of Ansco, Binghamton, before en tering active service in March, 1942.' He was commissioned at Fort Belvoir, Va., in March, 1943. He has a brother, 2d Lt. George F. Bett, in the signal corps. THREE DECORATED With the 5th Army, Italy Three Triple Cities men, TSgt. Delphia E. Gams, platoon sergeant, 37 Park Street, Binghamton; Pfc. Stephen V. Ramsey, automatic rifleman, 111 Court Street, Binghamton, and Cpl. Frank J. Caccia-tore, messenger, 115 Squires Ave nue, Lndicott, recently were awarded the blue and gold badge signifying membership in the 350th "Battle Mountain" Regiment's t 2d Battalion, which . received the Distinguished Unit Ci tation for its gallant stand on Mount Battaglia. YURKA Allied Force Headquarters, Italy T5 Louis J. Yurka, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Yurka, 6 Carver Street, Binghamton, if a member of the 1179th Military Police Company which performs part of the guard and traffic duties at headquarters- of Lt. Gen. Joseph T. McNarney, commander of all American troops in the Mediter ranean theatre. At the present time this organ ization mans traffic control posts and has duties of static guard. Un til several months ago, it provided military police for various towns and cities in Italy. The company is commanded by Capt. Thomas J. Lewis. . Army Air Force Photo PACIFIC VETERANS-Two Triple Cities men are among these four members of the famed army air forces "Long Rangers" unit who haven't been home in three years. Their 13th Air. Force Liberator unit probably has covered more territory than any other heavy bomber unit in the world and now is in the Dutch East Indies. The area men are Cpl. Cedric Ward, Jr., 71 3 Day Hollow Road, Endicott, left, and TSgt. Ralph J. Seaburg, third from left, 95 Broad Avenue, Binghamton. 4 V00tkV K1 AWARD Maj. Gen. Ennis C. Whitehead, commanding gerleral of 5th Air Force, awards Purple Heart and Air Medal to Lt. Boyd Ij. Crandall of Johnson City at forward base in Philippines. BARRIGER Allied Force Headquarters, Italy The 411th Ordnance Company, ot which T5 Ralph V. Barriger, husband of Mrs. Loretta M. Bar riger, 39 Frederick Street, Bine hamton, is a member, is a 5th Army unit which carries reserves of major items from a bayonet to eight-inch howitzers, from jeeps six-ton retrievers, to supply to combat troops, Men of this outfit store and re pair 75 vehicles each day. They restore 66,000 small arms, pistols, rifles and machine guns in one month, making certain everything shipped out is ready for instant use in combat. CLUB PLANS SUPPER The Oakdale 4-H Bobwhite Club will hold a covered dish supper at 6:45 tonight at the Oakdale school. At a recent meeting of the organization at the home of Mrs. James Warren, members worked on their first aid project, hands of Hyman Babchin, field or for' the United Shoe Workers of America (C. I. O.), last night was named to the key position of executive secretary of the Broome County Industrial Union Council. Mr. Filker succeeds John Russell, a field organizer for the International Fur and Leather Workers Union (C. I, O.), who is on military leave of absence with the U. S. Army. Meeting in Johnson City last night, council delegates also set up the office of Broome County political action director for the area's C. I. O.' unions, and elected Jack S. Zucker, field organizer for the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, to fill the post. The job was set up, council leaders said, in anticipation of stepped up activity in local politics and civic issues by the county's C. I. O. affiliates. The work of the Political Action Committee (P. A.-C.) had not been centralized under a single office in the county until Mr. Zucker's appointment last night. During the presidential election, P. A. C. work throughout the congressional district was in the Workers, but the district director ship was eliminated after the na tional election in November. P. A. C. units within area locals are expected to continue their present activities, with Mr. Zucker acting as a coordinator and a spokesman for the county coun cil . on political and legislative problems. His union has the largest local in the area, representing produc tion and maintenance workers at Remington Rand's big propeller division plant at Westover. Mr. Filker has beon active in the Triple Cities area for several years, and is one of the leaders n the current drive for the organization of the Endicott Johnson Corp.'s shoe manufacturing factories. He and Mr. Babchin have already organized workers in the company's Rubber Reclaim and Paracord Factories in Johnson City. ; Mr. Zucker came to this area in December, succeeding Edward Landy as field organizer for the U. E.-C. I. O. in this area. Mr. Zucker had formerly been assigned to the Corning area, and Mr. Landy was transferred to Ilion. ROBINSON T5 James Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Robinson of 187 Pennsylvania 'Avenue, has been promoted to technician fourth grade with U. S. Army forces in France. Now serving with a signal corps unit, Sergeant Robinson was employed with the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. before entering service. He has been overseas for the last 15 months. TROZZE Dr. Domenic R. Trozze, now assigned as head of 'a cardiac and surgical ward in a general hospital "somewhere in England," has been promoted to the rank of captain, according to word received here by his brother, Dr. James Trozze of 82 Riverside Drive. Captain Trozze was associated with Dr. Ronald Hamilton for about two years prior to enter ing the service, and had his own office at 82 Conklin Avenue. Stationed at Fort Eustis, Va., for more than a year after entering the army, he was assigned to Camp Pickett, Va., for a few months prior to going overseas last June. The captain's wife, Syria, resides with her parents in Rochester. Lt. Crandall Of J. C. Wins Dual Aivard 5th Air Force, Philippines At an awards and decorations cere mony held at a forward air base in the Philippines, Lt. Boyd L, Crandall, B-25 pilot, was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart by Maj. Gen. Ennis C. Whitehead commanding general of the 5th Air Force. The Air Medal was presented for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight over Talaud Island, Dutch East Indies Lieutenant Crandall was co-pilot of a crew which led a flight of three B-25 s on a photo mission of vital importance. When one of the planes devel oped engine trouble, the lead plane instructed the pilot to turn back, and ordered -the other plane to escort it. This B-25 then con tinued alone, dropping at a low altitude to get below the heavy clouds which were building up. It reached the target, took the photographs, and returned at a low altitude because of the increasing ly bad weather. During this flight the plane was within t?asy range of enemy fighters. Lieutenant Crandall received the Purple Heart for wounds re ceived on a flight over a heavily lortined Island in the Pacific. t He was commissioned in the A. A. F. April 15, 1944, and within two months was on his way to join the 5th Air Force. He has been overseas nine months. A graduate of Johnson City High Jschool, he was an expediter at Ozalid in Johnson City. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie F. Crandall of 45 Nassau Street, Johnson City. Requiem Is Celebrated For Lt. Hugh J. MuIIin Solemn Requiem Mass was cele brated for 1st Lt. Hugh J. Mullin yesterday in St. Paul's Church. Lieutenant Mullin, husband of Mrs. Constance Mullin, 30 Amsbry Street, and son of Peter Mullin of 29 Stuyvesant Street, gave his life in action in Germany Feb. 9. Offi ciating were the Rev. William J. Morris, the Rev. William Taylor and the Rev. John M. Quirk. Three Suffer Finger Hurts Three men who suffered finger injuries two amputations result ed were taken to .City Hospital late yesterday. Two were dis charged later. Reported in fair condition is Darus W. Holmes, 58. of Che nango Bridge, owner of the Starr Printing Co., 158 State Street who suffered the loss of his right index finger when he caught it in. an automatic printing press at his printing concern shortly after 4 o clock. Mr. Holmes whose finger was virtually severed in the accident was taken to the office of a pri vate physician by police after Mrs Gertrude English rendered first aid at the scene. Later he was transferred to City Hospital where it was necessary to 'amputate the finger at the second joint. Amputation of the tip of the left ring finger of Louis F. Back us, 29, of 11 Everett Street, also was necessary after he injured the finger - at the Philadelphia Sales Co. Attendants were told Mr Backus was working in the stock room when a steel shaft fell on his left hand. He was discharged Also discharged was Ellsworth Carey, 41, of South Montrose, who suffered a left thumb injury when he caught it under a roller while moving a machine at the South Montrose Manufacturing Co. Mr, Carey is superintendent of the firm. He was treated at 4:30 o'clock. GREENE Pvt. Reginald R. Greene of Binghamton has qualified as first class gunner with the submachine-gun at Pope Field, N. C, First Troop Carrier Command base. Private Greene is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre J. Greene of 20 Onondaga Street. Plan Engineer Delays Beginning Union Work Wesley M. Boigeol, who was appointed planning engineer for the Town of Union in January, and who was to have assumed the new post yesterday, has been detained in his capacity as a civilian engineer for the U. S. Army, town of ficials said today. The delay means that it may be several months before Mr. Boigeol can be released for the town plan ning program, the first in this area ever to be placed under a licensed civil engineer. The $3,400-a-year post was created by the Town Board because - of the complex nature of future planning problems in Union. Vestal Central Seniors To Give 3-Act Comedy Vestal Central School senior stu dents will present a three-act comedy, "Behind the Eight Ball," at 8:15 p. m. March 16 in the school auditorium, it was announced today. Miss Ellen Murphy, faculty "di rector of public speaking and dra matics, is in charge. Students taking the leading roles include Miss Alicemae Panza, Miss Beverly Goon, Miss Norma Marsh, Kenneth Warner, Hugh Zimmer and How ard Jensen. Oakdale School P.-T. A. To Have Box Social Members of Oakdale School Parent-Teacher Association will meet at 7:45 p. m. Monday in the school for a special box social and men's night program. Richmond Bell wilr be auc tioneer at the box social. The program will be directed by Floyd Padgett, Jack Cuddihe, Nelan Sherwpod and George Snitchler. She Has Just the Right Granddaddy Fort Worth, Tex., March '2 (U.R) R. Ozee, in charge of the mail and stationery department at Ar mour & Co., was using his in fluence at the plant to get a choice beefsteak for his granddaughter.- You see, young Beverly Lynne Ozee was born equipped with two teeth. Knauf Pushes 8-Hour Day for State Police Bill Provides Overtime Pay for Members of Trooper Force A bill providing for an eight-hour day with time and a half for overtime for state troopers was introduced in the State Legislature today by Assemblyman Richard H. Knauf. A legislative investigation of state 'police operations, with a view particularly to improving working conditions of troopers, was proposed earlier this week by Senator Walter J. Mahoney, Buffalo Republican. It was referred to committee. Assemblyman Knauf's bill also would provide for one day off a week for the state troopers. The measure would allow the superintendent of the department to dispense with the eight-hour day, if an emergency exists, but time and a half must still be paid for any overtime work. The legislative proposals are believed to be the result of the work of the newly formed State Police Benevolent Association. Officials of the association revealed in Binghamton in December that they would seek legislation aimed at improving woricing conaiuona and correcting certain abuses. Senator Mahoney's resolution calling for joint legislative committee to investigate the situation carries a $15,000 appropriation and the committee would report by March 15, 1946. In 1943. Ciovernor Dewey or dered an investigation. It resulted in the resignations of several high-ranking officers and the arrest and conviction of a sergeant on a charge of accepting a bribe. A personnel shakeup followed. Superin tendent John A. GafTney appointing new captains in all but one troop. Since the first Investigation, which state officials declared left a personnel of honest, efficient troopers, rigid disciplinary meas ures . were enforced at superintendent Gaffney's direction. Troopers, resentful of what they termed abusive and unialr rules and disciplinary action, formed the State Police Benevolent Associ ation. Today officials of the asso ciation claim a majority of the troopers are members. Many of the most active members of the organization are in Troop C, now commanded by Capt. H. A. Gay, a Gaffney ' appointee. 2 Truck Drivers'Escape Serious Injuries in Crash Two truck drivers escaped with a severe shaking up late yesterday when their heavy vehicles, proceeding in opposite directions in Route 17 one mile west of Vestal, sideswiped in the middle of the highway. New York State Police of End- well Substation, who investigated, suggested that the drivers may have been equally at fault, with each contending that the other was "hogging the road. Edwin Pcasckl, 25, of Great Meadows, was driving west in a panel truck and Wesley R. Lind- sey, 30, of Warren Center, Pa., was driving east in a heavy van loaded with government radio equipment when the accident happened. Damage to the trucks and their contents amounted to several hundred dollars, police estimated. The van was owned Ijy the Masterson Transfer Co. of Warren Center, and the lighter truck was the property of its driver. . Evangelism Program To Be Opened Sunday Next week's Visitation Evange lism program sponsored by Greater Endicott Ministerial Association will start Sunday at 8 p. m. in First Methodist Church when evangelism committees of all participating churches will assemble to hear the Rev. Robert H. Rob inson of New York City, guest leader. The program Is designed to fol low up the Christian Mission, also sponsored by the association, which attracted many persons at twice-daily sessions here two weeks ago. The Rev. Henry Clay Banks of First Presbyterian Church will head the program, which will extend through next Thursday. Mr. Banks has asked the 20- member committee of his church to meet at 7 p. m. in the Brotherhood Room for a preliminary discussion of objectives of the evangelism drive. CLUB MEETS MONDAY Members of Johnson City Town- send Club 2 .will meet at 7:30 m. Monday in the clubrooms. 290 Floral Avenue, for a business session, followed by refreshments. Doctor Addresses P.-T. A. On Post-War Health Plans Dr. Edward M. Jones of Endicott described post-war health programs for Vestal Central School Parent-Teacher Association members last night at a meeting in the school. Dr. Jones said that doctors returning from military service will be informed on the latest advances in medicine. Miss Rita Murphy, school health nurse, show 1 colored slides on health and demonstrated the audiometer, an instrument to test hearing. . Tea was served following the meeting and Mrs. Earle V. Dennis was in charge of arrangements. She was assisted by Mrs. Ellsworth Fj-ederici, Mrs. Alan Cham berlain and Mrs. John Bokelkamp. Mediterranean Chief Visits Russian Marshal Rome, March 2 (U.P.) Marshal Sir Harold R. L. G. Alexander, supreme Allied commander in the Mediterranean, has . visited the headquarters of Marshal Feodor I. Tolbukhin, commander of Russia's 3d Ukrainian Army ,it was announced today.

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