The Evening Standard from Uniontown, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1961 · Page 1
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, January 26, 1961
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THEWEATHER Snow accumulating up io 8 InOifs. High 20. law 12. "THE PAl'EK THAT GOES UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, THURSDAY, J A N U A R Y 26, 1961 FINAL EDITION PRICE--SEVEN CENTS $17.2 Million County Plane Down At Sea ARGENTIA, Nfld. (AP)-A U.S. military transport plane disappeared today near the southeast tip of Newfoundland. Canadian and U.S. planes and ships began a search of the frigid waters. Information here was that 23 persons were aboard but a spokesman at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey said there were 23 persons--10 Navy crewmen and 13 pcssengers--on the four-engine Military Air Transport Service C113. It was on a night from Port Lyautey, Morocco, to Norfolk, Va., via the Azores and Argentia. The last word from the missing aircraft was a radio message to Air Traffic Control at Gander, Nfld. The pilot reported he was 455 miles southeast of Argentia. "Hiere was no mention of trouble. The CHS left Lajes in the Azores Wednesday night. Royal Canadian Air Force search headquarters said it was due at Argentia at 6:37 a.m. There was an unconfirmed report that a U.S. Navy pilot saw an explosion at 6:14 a.m. about 23. miles southeast of Argentia. Search officials said this might have been a flare. Gander Air Traffic Control declared an emergency when the plane did not report by radio as scheduled. Those aboard were given little chance of survival if the plane landed in the water. The air temperature was near zero in Newfoundland this morning. The Weather Office said the ocean v.-pler would be between 32 and 35 degrees. Search planes had sunny weather to aid their hunt but high winds and flying spray created the hazard of icing for surface vessels. The plane left the Azores with enough fuel for about \\\? hours flying. The fuel would have been used up by 10:30 a.m. today. "O. K." Cold! Cold! Cold! Below zero again and two more months of winter to go. Boy, spring will certainly look good this year. Once the mere starts moving into the 20-degree range we'll be getting some snow. Just wait and you'll see. Kennedy's p r e s s conference well received. Some of the veteran reporters have gone through three tormer Presidents -- Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower -- and their reaction to Mr. Kennedy was that he has a quick mind and a sound knowledge of his job. Release of two American filers by the Russians. was a major revelation and got the questioning off on the right foot. House passes Lawrence (ax bill. Major item is the two-cent per gallon raise in the gasoline tax. We've been hearing so much about new highways in the county that we wonder where they are. Promises and pledges handed out indiscriminately- Secretary of Highways Park Martin assured us that Route 119 U the Turnpike would receive first consideration. There's always "if" though--"if" the money is available. All right Mr. Martin, our four legislators voted in favor of your program, now send lhat money this way. And let's build some first class roads, when you start construction. Hijacked ship being trailed. Don't really see what those Portuguese revolutionaries hope to gain by piracy on the high sfas except maybe rally some rehels to stir up a rebellion in Portugal. Gosh, who would think the Jolly Roger would fly again on the Spanish Main. Interesting scries starts Monday. Illuminating stories about studying under the title "You Can Get Better Grades" to be published daily in this newspaper. You won't want to miss a single installment. Should you he concerned by where the younger generation is headed, it might be well to consider where H came from. Tee skating doesn't come easy Io some people, the hardest part of it being the ice. Take all the friendly advice on how to treat your cold, and then see your doctor. Drive with care. Two Fliers Are Freed By Soviets Xo Concessions Given In Return, President Says By .MARVIN L. ARROWS.MITH WASHINGTON «· -- President Kennedy announced with dramatic impact Wednesday night t h a t the Soviet Union has freed two crewmen of a U.S. reconnaissance plane the Soviets shot down over Arctic waters last July 1. Pictures on Page 6. Kennedy calmly made the electrifying disclosure at his first news conference as President. He also announced he was continuing the ban on U.S. espionage flights over Soviet territory. Kennedy hailed release of the airmen as amounting to removal of "a serious obstacle lo improvement of Soviet-American relations." The Soviet government called it a refleciion of a serious desire to open a new stage in relations -- gravely strained since last spring--between the two powers. No Concessions Kennedy said in response to questions that this country made no concessions to the Kremlin to win release of the fliers -- Capt. Freeman B. Olmstead of Elmira, Nf.Y., and Capt. John R. McKone of Topeka, Kan. The President reported Ihe men were turned loose at 2 a.m. Eastern Standard Tune, Wednesday and were en route back to the United States. They arrived biplane in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, three hours after Kennedy's announcement. The fliers, held captive by the Soviets for almost seven months, were in Amsterdam only briefly and then took off for America. Indications were they would arrive (ConlnEtd on Past «. Col. I) Filers WUl Reach D.C. On Friday WASHINGTON (API-The two American fliers released from So- det custody are expected to reach Washington F r i d a y afternoon. President Kennedy will m e e t them on their arrival at Andrews Air Force Base. The fliers, \ifrose freedom from seven months of Soviet detention was announced so dramatically by Kennedy at a televised news conference Wednesday night, had originally been expected to get to Washington this afternoon. But the WTiite House announced today that Ihe two men--Capts. Freeman B. Olmstead and,John R. McKone--will spend Ihe night at Goose Bay, Labrador, where they arrived this morning, instead of flying on to Washington, and into a predicted snow storm. Pierre Salinger, While House press secretary, said McKone and Olmstead landed at Goose Bay at 1:35 a.m. EST. Present prospects are lhat Ihey wil: land at nearby Andrews Air Force Base some time afternoon Friday. (Continurrl nn Pajje 6. Co]. 4) 'brier Tells Kiwanis Ahoul Inauguration Fred Lebder toM about the Kennedy inauguration events as the speaker today at the Kiwanis Club. .Mr. Lobder also spoke on a meeting of the United Nations he attended in New York last September as a member of a world ;roup. Tne speaker received an invitation to the inaugural by virtue of being chairman of the Democratic Party of Unionlown. He was inlroduced by Arnold Goldberg. The meeting was at the White Swan Hotel. Kiwanis president Russell Buckle presided Fire Hits Building Next To N. U. High Fire burned out one room of a large vacant brick structure next door to North Union High School at midnight last night. The structure formerly housed the Campus Dairy Bar but was said to have 1 --~ been vacant for about the past four years. Hopwood volunicer firemen responded to the alarm and were successful in containing the blaze Perohi-Fri., 12 Noon. GE 3-3454 St. John's G.C. School CARD OF THANKS KLOC. MARY - It is with sincere appreciation we acknowledge Ihe sympalhy and kindness extended to us by friends and neighbors during the last illness and the death of our beloved wife and mother. Special thanks are extended to Rev. Fr. Peter Hewko 0. S B. M., C a n t o r . Charles Doboyne. to the choir, Uie Rosary- Society. Our Ladies Guild and the Holy Name Society for their special services, t he pallbearers, [hose who gave spiritual bouquets, loaned cars, sent floral tributes and to all who assisted in any manner. Michael Kloc, Sr. and family BATTLE FLAMES -- Hopwood firemen battle midnight fire in former Campus Hairy Bar building next rloor to \orlh Union High School. Coolspring SI. Ext. -- Herald-Standard Photo to what formerly was a second- floor bedroom. Flames spread to an adjoining bathroom and a third room but were quickly brought under control. The building is owned by St. Tnerese's R.C. Church of UnioTi- Unvn. The Rev. Nicholas Thomas, church pastor, said this morning that the church has been attempting to sell the property for some time. Mrs. Louis Gregor. who resides next to the building at 570 Coolspring St., turned in Ihe alarm to firemen. A pumper truck, two lank tracks and two emergency vehicles were sent to the scene with about 25 men. JFK Urges Depressed Area Aid WASHINGTON (APJ-Presidect Kennedy has urged Congress to promptly pass the depressed areas bill--and make good one of his first campaign promises. West Virginia called prime example of depressed area; special AP report on Page 29. "The number of areas of substantial and consistent unemployment is now one hundred." Kennedy said Wednesday in letters to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and Shaker of the House Sam Rayharn. D-Tex. Firemen under Robert Dennis "In addition." Kennedy added, remained at Ihe scene for two "there are many places where hours. There were no injuries chronic underemployment is pre and the cause of the blaze was' not immediately known. FOOD FOR CONGO j EVREL'X. France (AP)-The U. S. Air Force todjy began a giant airlift of food arid other supplies to (he Congo to halt famine among hundreds of thousands of refugees driven from their land by (ribal warfare. "This condition is not confined to our urban metropo! : tan centers, hu! is spread across rural communities and represents a serious handicap to cur naiionaf economic health . . . " . . . Private initiative alone is clearly insufficient to accomplish permanent improvement. Nor is it any longer possible for state and (Contimifd-on Page.6. col. 5) Captured Ship Races For Africa L'.S. Plane Is Following; No Orders To Board SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico 'API -Shadowed by a U. S. Navy patrol plane, the captive Santa Maria raced toward West Africa today. U. S. destroyers set out to intercept the fugitive ship but President Kennedy said American officers had not been ordered to board her. Portuguese rehel leader Henrique Galvao. commanding the seized liner as "occupied" Portuguese territory in his revolt launched on the high seas, boldly announced his destination as Angola, the ancient Portuguese colony on the coast of southwest Africa. But this cou!d be a ruse to mislead interceptors. The Santa Maria--at last report half way between Puerto Rico and West Africa and heading on a southeasterly course--still was in a position to swing back toward South America. Galvao, in a radio talk with the U.S. Naval pilot who tracked him down, refused to turn around and go to San Juan and bluntly to!d him: "Destination Angola." But he added: "Will accept conference on board Santa Maria with U.S. authorities or any other than Portuguese or Spanish (Sala?ar's close ally)." The 66-year-old rebel leader, a former army captain and leading Portuguese writer, to'.d the Navy pilot, U. (j.g.) Daniel L. Krauss". he wanted to "discharge passengers unharmed--earliest." He has aboard 600 passengers, including 33 Americans, but messages from the Americans to their families indicated they were enjoying their unexpectedly extended cruise. .Maritime e x p e r t s calculated that, on its last reported course, the 20.906-ton Santa Maria could make the African coast sometime Sunday, steaming at about 480 miles a day. The ship reportedly has plenty of fuel and food to sail even farther. The Salazar government, denouncing Galvao's band as pirates,, enlisted the aid of the United States, Britain and other NATO allies in the hunt after the cruise ship was taken over in the Caribbean early Sunday morning by an armed band who sneaked aboard in Venezuela ar.d Curacao disguised as passengers. U. S. Backs Away But the United States, though sending warships and planes Io keep watch on the ship, backed away from earlier slatemenls by fContinued on Paje 6, col. 3) Navy Sends Message ^j NEW YORK (AP)-The Navy said today it has asked the seized Portuguese liner Santa Maria to put into any port in Soulh Amer ica to discharge its pzsnzers. The request was sent by radio at ll:4fi o'clock Wednesday night by Adm. Robert L. Dennison. commander in chief of the Atlantic Fleet, to Capt. Henrique Malta Galvao. commander of the rebel force aboard the cruise ship. The Navy said shortly after noon today there had been no arswer. How Dr. Nason Helped a Boy's Future The fiov was overweight and unpleasant. He lacked con. fidence; lie was failing in school. Nobody liked him except his mother. ''If be could just leam lo make belter gradcj," she said, "maybe lhat would help." Slie had failed to help him improve those grades. So had th« school. The hoy iva? failing. Then someone told the mother ahoul a man who might perform the miracle. As he had so many times before. Dr. Leslie J. Xason, edncs. tor and specialist in sludy hahit.s look: the case. By leaching the lioy how lo study he performrr! ihe miracls of 1/flini him from failure to scholastic succcss-as well at success with other children. "He wa;n'l stupid." Dr. \ason notes. ""He just never had bcfn taught how lo learn." In simple, nontechnical language. Dr. \a.-on now reveaJl some effective, neglected techniques of the art of learning. Don't miss t h e articles on "You CAN Gel Better Grade!," which Dr. Nason ha; written with Harry Karns. The jcrie* Marts, in this paper Monday. Coupons to order this bank mil appear in this netcspnpor starting Monday. Starts Monday In Tlie Evening. Standard Warning Of 'Heavy Snow' IT'S COLD OUTSIDE! _ Betty Jacobs, of GO Railroad St., registers dismay as she checks low temperature reading on thermometer on Coolspring SI. in Unionlowa last nijjlil. -- H e n l d - S l a n i i j r d Pholo New Storm May Bring 2-8'lnches Mercury Again Dijis Below Zero Last iXiglu Hea\-y snow warnings were issued for this district this morning by Ihe weatherman. Snow began falling in Uniontown shortly after noon. An accumulation of anywhere from two to eight irches, starting this afternoon and continuing through Ihe night, was forecast. The snow warning came after another night of sub-zero temperatures which saw ihe nrerc dip to an unofficial 12 below in the mountain areas and to 2 below in Uniontown. Although below-zero readings were recorded in many sections of the district, it was a warmer night lhan the preceding one when the mere slid to an unofficial 19 in the mountains and to an official 13 below in Uniontown. Dr. W. w. Marsteller, weather observer, at first thought that a new official record had been set in Uniontown. but in going over his records he found that the mere had dropped to 22 below in 1911, and to 14 below- in 1936. Some of the temperature readings which were recorded during Ihe night (all but Uniontown are unofficial): Farminglon 12 below Chalk Hill 10 b e | ow Ohiopyle 6 below Hopwood 3 below Uniontown 2 below Brownsville Zero Connellsville 5 above The state Highways Dept. reported this morning that all roads are open although snow covered and icy in spots. Tne department is bracing for the expected snowfall. School buses were operating on ·chedide and. as far as could be ascertained, all schools in the district were open. Dr. Marsteller said yesterday's :^h in was in above. It was 10 above at R:3u this morning and 17 at noon. The forecast for tomorrow calls For conlinued cold w i t h .snow flurries. Manufacturers Light Heat Co. of Pittsburgh announced restoration of full natural gas service to industrial customers. The firm bad rat industrial supplies by 60 per cent yesterday morning. First Aid Meet Slated For Scouts Olrl Trails District Event To Be Held On February 8 The annual 0!d Trails District Boy Scout First Aid Meet will be staged Feb. 3 in the L'niontow Joint Senior High School gyre nasium. Pictures en Page 6. According to Edward Dague dislricl Heallh Safely chairman! 80 lo 90 patrols--or about SOO boys -will take part in the affair. Tne .boys will all work on prob lems at the same time and wil! te judged for speed and efficiency. Members of U.S. Steel first aid leams will serve as judges and Alex Taylor will be chief judge. Members of Explorer Posts 19 2 and 5 from Uniontown--made up of boys between 14 and 13 years of age who won't be taking part in the competition--will have charge of the opening and closing ceremonies. The Explorers will also serve as runners and aides during the meet. The event is open lo the public and Scout leaders extend a we! corr.e to all interested persons to attend. Complete- commitlee lists ar final details will be in the near future. announcec 8ig Program To Depend On Tax Bill Fate I'nionlou-n Bypass Among Plans Given To Legislators Fayclle Comity will receive 17.2 million in new highway projects under the proposed plan of Secretary of Highways Park H. Martin. The projects are contin°- cnt on legislative approval of the imposed gasoline lax increase. (The gasoline fax increase was passed by the House early this morning. Now jf s up (o the Senate). Mr. Martin presented a list of projects i.n the design program cr in the study stage for Fayette Couuly to county members of the Male Senate and House of Representatives. Mr. Martin advocated a Iwo- cent per gallon increase on the slate gc-soline fax to finance the statewide projects. The four members of the House from Fayette County voted in favor of the tax raise. Nicholas Kornick, the senior representative from Fayette County, presented I he list to The Evening Slandard today. L'niontown Bypass Included are a bypass around UiKontown at an expenditure of S4 million. The Brownsville Bridge on Route 40 details an expense of S6 5 inij. lion. Route 119 from ConnellsvilSe to Mount Pleasant reaches the fi*. ure of $1.9 million. A Smithfield to Masontown road would be improved at a cost of $500,000. Of interest to the mountain sec- Lion would be a new bridge over the Yoaghiogheny River at a cost of $900,000. Also in Vanderfailt. Route 711 v.-ould be renovated costing $200 000. Secretary Martin also fold Ihe ccunty representatives that Fay- eUe County communities would receive an increase of $123,548 over its 1960 allocation 'for local piojects. Projects Listed The list of countywide highway projects and their cost follow- Routes 51 ar,d 119, Uniontown By-Pass. $4 million. Legislative route, Spring ill Twp.. $325,000. Route 119, Pennsvffie to Mount Pleasant. $1,900.000. Route 40. Bridge approaches, $6,655.000. Brownsville-Gillespie Rd . $240 000. Dawson Rd., SS3.000. Brownsville-LaBelle Rd.. $270000. Smithfield-.MasontoK-n Rd , $515 000. MerritlstoMT] . Davidson Rd $112.000. Fairbank-Republic Rd.. $150,000. Flalwoods Rd., $134.000. Merrittstown Rd., $153.000. Fairchance Rd., S61.000. (Continurd on I'ajt B, Col. 8) Gasoline Tax Increase Passed By State House IIARRISBURG i.\P _ Bleary- eyed Democrats pished Gov. Law- rente's business and gas lax proposals through the House without cent gasoline tsx In seven cents and to make the whole tax permanent. Other major hills wtiuld accele- session early today. . _With the single exception of Ihe $74 million, two-cents-per-galion increase in the gas lax all voting was on straight party lines. And with only exception the 109-memher Democratic majority marathon I rate IUMO to raise S82 million and^head off BIG ENTERTAINMENT TONITE - 7:45 St. John the Baptist G. C. Hail E. Main St. Ample Parking MACAU'S WISHING WELL JAY t EVELYN-DUO Learn to make like-real plastic flowers, plants. GE 8-7237. an anticipated SS2 million deficit by May 31; revise other business taxes to raise S23.3 million and boost the borrowing capacity of the Highway ar.d Bridge Authority to speed up federal interstate high- In- --j*""j wsytvu up liberal i put up 107 votes for Ihe 20-bill way construction !,. ,, a f^-°.^: m . ore "TM n r «l«'redj Republicans debated the gas tax I issue an hour and 20 minutes be- hMw R^T^' r W h ' C h u drew ! !a - !ki ' D ^ rie ' aTM 1 ^"zi'rrur^ heavy Repub.can fire m the .Vi- man. R-Juniata. bolted their par- noiir scsKon. now go to the Senate!ties on this vote but went back where party mcmber^ip is even-Ion all other b-'i* 11* riii'-Hi-wl os 1 = _ . __ " WELCOME Bowlers. Shoppers, etc. BUFFET STYLE $1.23 Town Country Restaurant Uniontown Shopping Center ly divided 25-25. Gas Tax Hike The principal item in the package was the plan to boost the five- ,, t Say Yes: Bawl for March of Dimes Toumcy-Aii wk.; Teenagers and Adults , KLONDIKE LANES - MANOR LANES - MT. VERNON BOWL Republicans, nettled at the idea (C0ntm«d on Pjje 6. Co!. S) BILL'S TV REPAIR - Service call $2. GE 7-5134 between 9 and 9. MUTUAL OF OMAHA THOMAS HARDY-GE 8-4147 Record Hop -- Sheb Abi D. J Tonite -- \V. Leisenring V. F. D. Big Record Hop -- Friday RICH RICHARDS Fairchance-Georges Hi. Gym The Falcons -- Spon. Jr. Class ENTERTAINMENT TONITE ITALIAN CLUB-Masontown Admission $2.50--7:45 P. M. Entertainment Tonite -- 7-30 Community Hall - Fairchance Wallpaper -- Room Lots $2 95 Everiasling Paints -- $2flS gal Keystone Wallpaper Paint Co RECORD HOP TONITE - 8-11 SONS OF ITALY. Brownsville LEON SYKFS, \VCVI D J NO ENTERTAINMENT TONITE LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE Due To Weather Conditions Extra Special Monday Today's Paper Page About People You Know jfl Bridge 31 fnmics 39^1 Classified 25.39 Crossword Punle 31 Deaths jg Dr. Crane $ Editorials ^ Farl Wilson ...u Hnjpilal News 5 Junior Reporter Nus 3] Local Events 4 N'olebook by Ihe Staff) ... Radio * Television 30 Society n. 15 ..2S-27 SporU ' Slar Gazer 29 Wishing Well

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