The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania on November 24, 1961 · 5
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The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania · 5

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Friday, November 24, 1961
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FIRST '5 V .. v V . rise's. ,v Y . ft.: W i ..... 4 NORTHAMPTON SCORES AGAIN The pained expressions on the faces of Catasauqua High School Band members show what happened: Northampton 27, Catasauqua 0. They were among an esti mated 81,900 spectators who turned out for 11 Thanksgiving Day football games in the Lehigh Valley area. For other pictures and stories on the games see Pages 7, 13, 28, 41, 42, 44 and 45. Crash Toll OnHighways Very Light Woman Cleric In Car That Flips A woman minister from Buffalo, N. Y., escaped serious injury yesterday when her car flipped over three times on an exit ramp of the Northeast Extension of- the Turnpike near Hickory Run. And in Warren County, N.J two persons received minor injuries after a two - car accident near Phillipsburg which toppled two telephone poles. No Serious Injuries They were possibly the most violent of a small number of accidents that happened on highways in the nine - county area of The Morning Call. Police and hospital authorities reported no serious injuries from traffic mishaps throughout the day. 'In the crash on the Northeast Extension, the Rev. Paula Jackson, 33, was treated at Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton, for bruises of the right eye and left knee and a cut of the right leg. Rev. Jackson told police she was not familiar with turnpike travel and was traveling too fast when she entered the ramp lead ing to the Hickory Run restaurant and service station. Her car went out of control and flipped three tunes. Police said Rev. Jackson walked away from her demolished car. She continued her trip to Buffalo by bus. The two - car crash in Warren County happened at 12:45 a.m. on Bteftill V I I1' ' HA ! 1 QUICK AND EASY The small hole burned and punched in the lower right corner of this safe gave burglars quick and easy acess to more than $3,000 at Horlacher's Brewery in Allentown. Petty cash, police said, is secure in smaller strong box in the rear. Continued on Page 7, Column 6 BREAKFAST CHAHER 0 Allentown Garden Club, preparing for its annual pre-Christmas show, "Herald the Holidays," Dec. 7-9 at Allentown Art Museum, will welcome exhibits 1)1 lirillNllHI flllllNf I HI S grown by any amateur. Persons who would like to enter plants shall contact Mrs. Homer Frey, 433-8500 Motor Service volunteers of Lehigh County Red Cross Chapter on Wednesday delivered 200 gifts to men and women at the Coatesville VA Hospital. These gifts will be used by the patients as gifts for those they would like to make happy. The project,' known as "Gifts to Give," is financed by Red Cross through the help of the community. We understand a lot of money changed hands yesterday as a result of the Catasauqua - North ampton football game. The saying in Catasauqua last night was, They won the game. We won the money." It appears Northampton backers felt their club would win by a much higher score. . . Walter Davidson, long active in Lehigh Valley USAAC Chapter, and his missus, yesterday observed their 40th wedding anniversary at a family dinner in the Americus . . . Seibert Evangelical Congregational Church will be host to a missionary rally at 7:30 tonight. . .Somebodyvhas knocked one way arrow signs along N. Hall Street, Turner to Chew, out of kilter. As a consequence, motorists are driving both ways. Shock Blamed in Woman's Death, Troopers Spur Catasauqua Probe The investigation into the death Wednesday of Mrs. Alyce S. Koons, 47, of 146 Front St., Catasauqua, went from dawn tq, dusk yesterday. State police called in by Lehigh County Dist. Atty. George J. Joseph worked beyond midnight Wednesday before resuming their probe yesterday. The job is not finished. Joseph said he had requested a state police check for an "accurate determination of the cir-l cumstances surrounding the death." It was learned last night that Mrs. Koons's burned body was found shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday by Ben Zura, maintenance man at the Koons properties. Edwin H. Koons, husband of the dead woman, is a Catasauqua justice of the peace and owns apartment dwellings in the , vicinity of his home. Zura gave his report to Detective Sgt. A. J. McCarr and De tective Duane Allen, both of state police, as well as to Sgt. Michael J. Wargo, state police fire marshal. They relayed reports of Joseph. It was reported that as Zura entered the Koons residence he thought he smelled something burning. He told police he rushed up the stairs and found Mrs. Koons lying on the floor in a hallway. Police said the nylon garment Mrs. Koons had apparently worn Don't Waste a Minute Today If Yule Shopping List Bulging Allentown police, parking lot ak tendants, restaurants and other service organizations are prepared for today the heaviest traffic of the year. This is "Big Friday," looked upon by shoppers and merchants as the major shopping day of the pre-Christmas season. Stores will be open from 9:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. A highlight of the day . will be the illumination at 7 o'clock tonight at Allentown's- Christmas trim. Mayor John T. Gross will preside at a lighting ceremony at Center Square. The ' Chamber of Commerce" looks for the business volume to set a record for Big Friday always observed by Lehigh Valley area shoppers the day after Thanksgiving. The prediction is based on November business thus far, which is far better than it has been in years. Shelves, showcases, racks and storerooms of department stores and specialty shops are well stocked with winter items, including furniture and household goods, clothes for men, women and children, jewelry, cosmetics, leather goods, candy and novelty items not to mention toys. Merchants advise shoppers to get out early for their top choices. They all reported that Big Fri day is the day on which the best choices can be made. Many items will be specially priced for the "early bird" Christmas shopper. Big Friday is the kickoff for the Christmas shopping season. Most stores will now have three shopping nights each week, Monday, Thursday and Friday, until Christmas. before her death had become ignited in some manner and flared. She is believed to have run from her bedroom, only to collapse in the hallway. McCarr said nothing in the house was burned, although there were scorch marks on the door frame at her bedroom, along the corridor wall and on the floor luv oleum. Death Due to Shock Clayton O. P. Werley issued a certificate of death "due to shock as a result of second and third- degree burns of the entire body." Joseph had ordered an autopsy, the results of which confirmed the coroner's report. Zura told police that when he found Mrs. Koons he entered a bedroom he knew was occupied by Koons. Zura said Koons had slept through the tragedy. Police Chief Thomas Harteg was notified. He, in turn, called the district attorney. Koons's bedroom was adjacent to that in which his wife reportedly slept on Tuesday night Koons told police he got to bed late on Tuesday and was "sound asleep until Zura awakened him Services are to be at the convenience of the family in the Thomas A. Burkholder Funeral Home, 3rd and Walnut Sts., Cata sauqua. r1 n TTk V TIT m rt r f saw mirgiars iet$,duu n Lehigh, Monroe Raids Safe burglars working in Allen town and East Stroudsburg had much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day. Their holiday activities netted them more than $7,500 from the Horlacher Brewing Co. at 311 Gordon St., Allentown, and the Courtland Beverage Co. at 429 N. Oourtland M., East Stroudsburg. The burglars who paid a holi day visit to the brewery appar ently knew not only where the safe was but also where the more than $3,000 was kept in the strongbox. A neat, six - inch hole was burned and punched in the corner of the Horlacher office safe. The whole operation, police believe, took not more than 15 minutes. Safe Ripped Open East Stroudsburg police and state police at Stroudsburg' said $2,500 in cash and $2,000 in checks was stolen from a safe in the Courtland Beverage Co. Entrance to the beverage company was gained through a win dow. Police said the safe was ripped open. The Horlacher Brewery burglar brought a warning from Allen town detectives to businessmen not to leave large sums of money in their office safes. Detectives said most safes made today are no problem for safecrackers. The strongboxes are not much more than a fire proof cabinet, police said. Burglars gained entrance to the brewery by dislodging a bar that secured swinging doors on a load- mg platform. ', Detectives said the burning equipment used in the safe job was taken from the brewery's maintenance shop. They said they believe the burglars had a tougher job getting the burning equip ment through narrow, passageways leading to the tfice than they did getting into the safe. The burglars used ?. cardboard shield to hide the-liht from the burning torch used to cut through the thin metal skin on the safe. Another instrument was used to punch out two inctes of concrete. Police said the burglars reached through the small opening and Continued on Page 7, Column 6 Worship, Reunions Thanksgiving Fare By DICK COWEN Of The Morning Call Staff Thanksgiving 1961 was generally a time for family gatherings throughout the Lehigh Valley. This was especially true for Thomas Slepetz of 104 Susquehanna Ave. in Lansdale. Slepetz is thief clerk for North Penn Hospital at Lansdale. Like a number of other folks, throughout the area, he had to work yesterday. Besides his regular duties, he filled in as switch- He's for the Birds, But Police Want Him There's at least one thief who's "for the birds." At least, that's how state police at Bethlehem must feel. Fred Jaindl, who operates a South Whitehall Township turkey farm, told state police 50 of his best-dressed and frozen turkeys are missing. They were stolen Thanksgiving Eve from the farm office. Also missing are a typewriter, a new wallet, a .22-caliber automatic pistol and between $50 and $100 in cash. Police figure the only reason the thief might have for taking the variety he did is that the friends and relatives live in dis tance places and the turkeys are to be used for Christmas pres ents. , If this was his thought then the typewriter could be used to ad dress the shipping tags and the money to pay for the postage. And the wallet? In case he ran out of turkeys a'nd still had a friend and no turkey to send. FOR DRUGS IN THE VALLEY Newhard's in Northampton board operator and performed any other tasks that needed taking care of at the hospital. The traditional Thanksgiving dinner was served at noon. Slepetz had his dinner in the maternity ward with his wife, Emma. She gave birth to their first child, a daughter, on Sunday and was still at the hospital when Thanksgiving arrived. For most other people, the Thanksgving dinner was in the muic uaucu atruuig Ol Uie iaiU- ily dining room. It was a time of prayer for thanks for the blessings of the year. It. was also a time of fellowship, laughter and good food. For some, too, it was a time of reunion with relatives and friends. Those people who had to work durins the dav had their Thanks giving feast at suDDertime. And those with odd work shifts had to arrange their schedule accordingly. One young man in Allentown said he missed a Thanksgiving meal twice. He worked Wednesday night and yesterday during the .day. His girl's family and their Thankssivins eathprinf Wednesday evening and his own lamny celebrated at noon yester day. Last Year? 'Not All Wrong'' (Gotta Be Right) Gobsebone Man Sees 'Late Spring' National Education Association reports it now has available a 52 - page book on "How Adults Can Learn More Faster." The book tells the reader in specific terms how he can improve his ability to listen, and has pointers on how to read and remember. Send 50 cents to NAPSAE, 1201 16th St., N. W., Washington 6, D. CM, to pick up a copy. Muhlenberg College Thanksgiving holiday ends at 8 a.m. Monday, along with the windup of most public and parochial school holidays . . . Raub Junior High School's "Warrior," wearing a cover resplendent with autumn leaves, is a credit to the school staff . . . And the South Mountain Junior High "Sentinel" is conducting a campaign against litterbugs . . . . Allentown School Board has informed Allen High School there will be no open lunch periods at the school, beginning next September. Students will be expected to eat lunch at the school cafeteria Experience has proved, the board reported, that school program improves when children remain in school from the time they arrive until the day's studies end P. H. S. ' By WALLY STEFANY Of The Morning Call Staff Henry Willoughby Troxell is a dedicated man and a brave one. He is The Goosebone Man, who forecasts the severity of Lehigh Valley winters. Last year it snowed 114 times as much snow as he predicted. Yet, last night Henry W. Troxell walked into The Morning Call newsroom to make his annual Thanksgiving Day pre diction. In his jacket pocket was the 1961 model of the machinery he uses to make his prophecies the dried breastbone of the goose he had for Thanksgiving dinner. Henry Troxell's goosebone is as indispensable to him as a telescope to an astronomer. Like his late father, Willoughby Henry Troxell, Henry Willoughby Troxell marks off three pencil lines on the breastbone. Each corresponds to a winter month December, January, February. The density of marrow granules in each marked-off section is roughly parallel to the severity of the snowfall for that month. Last Thanksgiving Day, Henry Troxell's prediction included the reassurance that there would be some snow, "maybe like a half inch or so, maybe an inch. But it will be like a thundershower. Over qtick, and gone the next day or two." By the end of February, occasional flurrie plus a couple of blizzards had dropped a total of 57.2 inches of snow on the valley. Yesterday, The Goosebone Man sat down to a goose dinner with the family of his son Arnold, on the 7th Street Pike in Whitehall Township. Afterward, preserving tradition, they set the breastbone out to dry. A few hours later, Henry and Arnold (who's learning f'-'w iSiKKfifSWiiiifJiifS ' . f 4- ri. V f r" J J f FREE! 2 BAYBERRY CANDLES at all Merchants National Banks with 1962 Christmas Club of $1 or more per week. JOHN SHOREY'S GOLF SHOP Open daily til Christmas-10 to 7 Allentown Municipal Golf Course. Laugh It Off "Stop trying to figure out the 'riddle of life and do your homework!" v. .... if - X'- " r j If: . S .1! If " : M -rj. mw lllillli JiiA. ' " "' illlilll :. ' ; , -. .. -. s -!l . y the art) examined the bone and read its story. On the Liive ' Last night, Henry Willoughby Troxell willingly laid his Goosebone reputation on the line again. Here is his prediction for this winter: "It will be a rough winter, a lot of. snow in December. "The first part of January there will be quite some snow-but snow, drizzle and rain mixed with it. . "The second - last week in January to the second week in February that's when it'll be the roughest part of the winter. It won't be too cold, but day-to - day in January we'll never know if it will rain or snow. It will be rough. It will be a late spring." Apologies Henry Troxell voiced apologies lasf night for any inconvenience he may have caused his followers last winter. "I'd like to give my regards to" the people that I was partway wrong last winter those who were stranded with only potatoes and chow-chow." He noted, too, that certain seers of doom have predicted the end of the world in the forseeable future. He was reassuring on that score, too. "The world is not coming to an end but it'll be snowed under." Then, thinking again about the inconvenience he may have caused during the 1960-61 winter, he added, "Yeah, I want to apologize from last year's." Troxell noted that some weather seers have called for Continued on Page 7, Column 1 Continued on Page 7, Column 1 popping 'to RREEI 2 BAYBERRY CANDLES at all Merchants National Banks with 1962 Christmas Club of $1 or more per week. ' BARTLETT PEARS RT. 145 Overlook Orchards Mkt-nr Laurys The Weather ?...Then Clearing There was supposed to be a downpour on Thanksgiving Day There wasn't. The weatherman at the Allen town - Bethlehem - Easton Airport said last night he's sticking with a rain forecast, but he's backing off a bit. Occasional rain, he said, could hit the Lehigh Valley today. But it shouldn't be too bad. Rising temperatures and gradual clear ing will take over for the weekend. The Goosebone Man at work, as seen by his public (left), and his conscience-(right). Gone 16 Years, P.V. Man Is Found Dead in Bowery NEW YORK CITY - A Summit iheard from him was late in 1945 Hill man missing almost 16 years was found dead Wednesday in the Bowery in New York City. He was 52. August Hellmund was identified early yesterday in the morgue at Bellevue Hospital by his widow, the former Mary Wieczorek of 56 W. Fell St., and two relatives, all of Summit Hill. i Mrs. Hellmund said officials at when he wrote he was being sent to Vienna. Attempts to locate Hellmund were made through the years by the Red Cross and Army officials without success. Police in New York City were also searching for Hellmund. The precinct where his name was listed among the missing persons is located just several blocks from where the hospital said her husband died!te was ,ound. in a Bowery flop- ot natural causes. Police found the address of Mrs. Hellmund in his wallet and notified state police at Lehighton. Hellmund left his wife and family late in 1945 when he re-enlist ed in the Army after serving with the Army Medical Corps in tne Pacific. His widow said the last she house, his widow said. Surviving with his widow are twin children, Helen, at home, and Fred, with the Air Force in Spain. . The temperatures should rise to 52 degrees today from an overnight low of 42. Yesterday's temperatures ranged from a low of 31 at 7 a.m. to a high of 51 at 4:30 p.m. Winds averaged 11 miles an hour out of the northeast and reached a high of 22 m.p.h. from the east at 9:30 p.m. The SkiesToday Sunset today 4:38 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow 7:00 a.m. The Moon rises 6:54 p.m. tonight and rides high. Temperatures The U.S. Weather Bureau reported the following temperatures for Thursday: High Allentown 51 Atlantic City 54 Boston 41 Chicago 46 Cleveland 49 Los Angeles 66 Miami Beach 82 New York 54 Philadelphia 57 Pittsburgh 48 St. Louis 49 San Francisco 59 Tampa 81 Washington 54 Low 31 42 33 39 42 48 70 33 30 41 43 52 63 63 HAVE Your CHRISTMAS PARTY at the Dornpv Park Tnn Pcr Plans are being made for a j only - 30 to 100 persons' Phone military funeral and interment 1395-3724 any day for date and. - I ICE SKATING AT ALBETH. THE MOEX1XG CALL, Allentown, Pa, Friday, Nov. 24, 1961 5

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