Jim Thorpe Times News from Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania on May 5, 1966 · 1
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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, May 5, 1966
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Chance of showers this after-non or tonight. High today 58 to 64. Low tonight 40,. q 46. Fair and pleasant Fridai with the high 64 to 70. Diligent Fire Co. Ambulanoe Fund Drive Now On ! EIGHTY-FOURTH YEAR SINGLE COPY 7c - WEEKLY 30c TIMES-NEWS JIM THORPE, PA. THURSDAY, MAY 5, State Highway Traffic Route Changes Announced 1966 No. 24 The Department of Highways has scheduled a number of important traffic route changes in this area that will be placed into effect commencing Monday, May 9. These route changes were instituted in order to simplify the existing traffic routes and route signing by eliminating dual and triple route numbering on certain sections of highways. Some of these changes will provide a logical traffic route numbering system from the interchanges of Interstate 80. In brief t h e following traffic route changes will take place: 1. PA 29 will be eliminated from the Cedar Crest Interchange at U. S. 309 near Allentown to West Nanticoke near Wilkes-Barre. . 2. New PA Route 873 has been established from U. S. 309 at Sch-necksville to present PA 45 at Lehigh Gap, over previous PA 29. 3. PA 45 will be eliminated from Easton to Moorseburg near Eloomsburg. 4. New PA. Route 248 has been established from Easton to Lehigh-ton in place of former PA. 45. 5. PA 93 h a s been extended from its previous terminus at Nes-copeck near Berwick to Nesquehon-ing over former PA 29. 6. PA 54 has been extended from Danville to Nesquehoning over former PA 45. By implementing these route changes, dual signing of PA 29 with U. S. 309, PA 45 and U.S. 209 has been eliminated. Three routes formerly traversing Lehighton have been reduced to one U.S. 209. The route numbering system in effect has been simplified. By changing PA 45 to PA 54 a direct connection to Interstate 80 has been established. These changes have all been shown on the Official 1966 Tourist Map released yesterday. Mrs. Macready Resigns County Schools Position Accepted at yesterday's meeting of the Carbon County School Board was the resignation of Mrs. Arlene Macready, Jim Thorpe, as secretary to the county superintendent, R. Newton Davenport, effective on June 1. Mrs. Macready, the former Arlene Sterling, a native of this community, has served the county school district for 39 years. The greater part of her career was spent as secretary to Stuart Prutz-man, retired county superintendent. The board also accepted the resignation of Robert McNulty, East Stroudsburg, a teacher in the school for handicapped children at Stroudsburg. It was reported at the meeting, McNulty has accepted another teaching position. GMCutting Production; Market Sags ((Associated Press) For the first time in several years, General Motors announced it's cutting back production at some of its asemlbly plants. Other industry sources say there are indications of an easing in demand for new can's. GIM is reducing output at four of its 23 assembly plants. The plaints, involved are in California, Michigan and Georgia. About 10.000 workers are effected. The General Motors cut-lbseks triggered a sharp decline on the New York Stock Exchange. At 1 .p.m. (EDT), the Dow-Jones Industrial Average stood at 904.95, dawn 9.91 from' yesterday's close, a half - how earlier, the average had hit a new low for the year 904.89. FUND FOR SLAIN STATE POLICE OFFICER'S FAMILY .MOUNT HOLLY, New Jersey (iAP) A fund lor the family of slain New Jersey St;te Trooper Anthony Lukis, Jr.; has been started by friends and fellow policemen. The excvutive director of the iNew Jersey Turnpike Authority, William Flanagati, started the fund (With a contribution of 100 dollars. The 30-year-old Lukis was the father of five young children. He was shot to death on the Turnpike near Moorestciwn yesterday when he stopped to check on a parked car. State Police have .charged 33-year-old Daniel Kre-mens of B-rooklyn, New York, with the murder. PUBLIC ASSISTANCE COMMISSIONER IDIES HAIRiRISBUlRG 0A!P) State Commissioner of Public Assistance William Tollen collapsed aad died today while taking military training with an army reserve unit at Indiantown Gap. The 56-year-old Tollen collapsed as he served in the base dispensary. He was a .captain assigned to the 316th station hospital. Tollen had been Commissioner of Public ' Assistance sin-ce 1953. He joined the Welfare Department in 1934 as a .case worker in Philadelphia. Sur-.vivcrs include the widow, Susanne of Camp Hill, and a son. Rep. Flood In Ceremony At White House Congressman Daniel J. Flood attended the ceremony at the White House yesterday morning a't which time President Jtohnson- signed the proclamation commemorating the National and Christian Millennium of Poland. In addition to the 1,000th anniversary of Poland's Christianity, yesterday was also the 175th anniversary of!- the Constitution of 'Poland. IBo!'.h anniversaries vere observed in a special .program yesterday .afternoon in. ..the.. House.. of .Representatives at which time Congressman Flood, together with a number of his colleagues, spoke on the long history of Poland and its contributions ever the centuries to the arts, the sciences, medicine, music, literature, religion and politics. At the White House ceremony yesterday morning, Americans of IPolish ancestry presented a plaque to President Johnson in recognition of Poland's rniillen-nium. United Spates Senator Ed-mond S. Muskie, of Maine, former Governor of that State, made the presentation to the President. In his address to the House yesterday afternoon, Congressman Flood said that Poland today suffers under a new .form of foreign domination Communist Russia. "It is to the enduring credit of the Polish people that this historic tragedy has neither dulled their (brilliance nor blunted their faith," Congressman Flood stated. "To day, as Poland celebrates its one thousandth year as a Christian nation, the spirit of the "Catholic Church is stronger than it has ever been. This has occurred despite every effort by Russia's Communist functionaries to effect its destruction. And, at the same time, evidence of the continuing spirit of national unity and democratic ideals among the people serves as a constant reminder of the alien nature of the Communists in Poland." Senior Citizens Month Is Set By Gov. Scranton "A New Day for the Older American" is the theme of Senior Citizens Month, Miss Mary McGee, manager of the Jim Thorpe office of Pennsylvania's Bureau of Employment Security, announced today as she pointed out that the month of May has been proclaimed "Senior Citizens Month" by Governor William W. Scranton. As their part in observance of this month, Employment Security Bureau . offices throughout the Commonwealth are stressing the Bureau's 'Older Workers Program' under which the placement of job seekers in their 40's and older is stressed, the local office manager stated. During 1965, Pennsylvania's BES Offices reported placing 55,208 workers 45 years of age and older. Included in this total were 3,645 persons over 65. The previous year the Bureau found jobs for 57,-543 workers 45 and older. Of these, 4,100 were G5 years of age and older. Miss McGee said the Jim Thorpe office found employment for 98 workers in the 45 year and older bracket during 1965. Included were five persons 65 or over, she added. At the same time, the local Bureau official noted a continuing decline in the number of new applications from older workers and in the number of older persons listed in BES files as actively seeking employment. She attributed this decline to "good economic condi tions" and said that with the present "rise in economy" there are fewer layoffs, more persons are finding jobs , on their own and improved retirement pension programs are influencing many to leave the active labor market. However, Miss McGee pointed out, the unemployed older worker still faces the same individual problems in looking for re-employment as heas in the past Statewide, she stated, 97,819 new job applications were filed by per sons in the 45 and over age group during 1965 as compared to 111,820 in 1964 and 128,074 in 1963. The 65 and over groups included in these totals were 11,597 for 1965, 15,097 in 1964 and 20,146 in 1963. At the end of 1965, there were 47,978 "old er workers," including 7,346 over 65, seeking jobs as compared to 68,355, with 13,905 over 65, at the end of the previous year. Locally, Miss McGee reported 226 new applications filed by older workers in 1965 and 226 actively seeking work when the year ended. Those over 65 accounted for 45 of our new applications and 45 of those who were seeking jobs at the end of the year. Tamaqua Hotel Fire Traced To Combustion Tamaqua Ij'e department officials and the state police decided yesterday spontaneous combustion- of a mcp caused Sunday .night's fire in the Keller Hotel, Tamaqua, that took the lives of two men. Fire CI ief Charles S'chlorf said they fcuad the mcp to be saturated with various types of cleaning chemic.is. He said that, from the mop, the fVe spread to other cleaning materials stored in the area and up the stairway of the hotel. The mcp and cleaning items were stored in a closet in the mirs rcom beneath a staircase. At Co.ldale Hospital. Benjamin Schlosser, a guest at the hotel, who was admitted with burns from the fire was "much improved." James Kunkle, a fireman admitted with smoke inhalation, was listed in good condition. Poppy ONE lYEAR OLD (TODAY George Smith, Portsmouth, Va., is one year old today. He is a grandson of Mrs. Bertha Smith, iLentz Trail. NIGHT 10WL SALE AT NEWBERRY'S TONIGHT The J. J. Newberry Co.- store on .Market Square will stage another of its popular three-hour Night Owl Sales tonight, 7 to 10 p.m. The - event will feature spectacular values throughout the store. At the conclusion of the sale a $25 saving bond will be awarded. No -purchase is necessary. Stop in the s'ore and register your name any time from; 7 to '10 o'clock tonight. Jim Thorpe Jr-Sr. High School IFriday, May 6. 1966 IM E N V i Macaroni and Cheese Stewed Tomatoes Butler .Mix Vegetables iPeanut Butter Witch Cookies Milk !SEES iU.F.O. AS IB ALL LIGHTNING PITTSBURGH (AP) Two scientists in Pittsburgh aid today 'they may lhave a (possible explanation for isome reports of Unidentified (Flying Objects. The iscientists, 'M. ' A. Urn an and C. W. , HelMtrom, of the Westinghouse IKesearch ILabor-atory isay (the objects may have been a 'phenomnon known las Jiall lightning. ' The scientists say there Sis a .marked similarity between certain (types f UFO reports tend (certain types (of (ball lightning reports. Unian fa n d Helstrom reported in the Journal (of 'Geophysical Research that they (used (an electronic computer (to show .mathematically that natural forces 'will explain ball lightning. OBERSON'S Open every Friday and Saturday night until - 9. Shop here. Friday. Big savings throughout the store. Men's sm.art sport coats with slacks to match. Light weight ec-ats in pret'y patterns for only $22.95. Slacks to match for only $6.88. Saturday is Straw Hat Day. We have all the newest styles, so wonderful locking and so becoming, for only $2.98 nd $3.98. Men's slacks, all kind.s of sla. ks to match any sport coat you may have, only $5.98 pair. High school boys' stay-pressed slacks for only $4.98 pair. All good colors. 'Men, get a pair of Hush Puppy shoes and loafers for only $10.95 pair. Shop here tomc'TOw for big sav-' ings on everything. Use Of Buddy m Funds Is Outlined In the belief that the public is entitled! , to knowi where their money goes, Commander Daniel McLean of the local VFW Post, today spelled out the exact channels into which all funds collected in the annual. VFW Buddy Poppy sale are diverted as follows: ;F'or the aid, relief and comfort of disabled and needy veterans, their dependents and their widows and orphans; For the maintenance or expansion of the ViFIW national home for (widows and orphans at Eaton (Rapids, Mich.; 'For assistance and entertainment for needy veterans or. serv-W i patients and their dependents': For rehabilitation, welfare and service work; !For expenses 6f military funerals of deceased veterans; For acquisition, improvement and maintenance of burial plots, and decoration of graves of veterans and servicemen New School Here To Be Completed By End Of June At meetings of the Carbon County Vocational - Technical School Authority-, and the County School Board here yesterday, it was reported the new Carbon County School is expected to be "substantially completed" by the end of next month. According to an architect's report, prime construction contracts are just about complete, with a-coustical tile work now being car ried out inside the heated building. Officials approved the placing of crushed stone, rather than blacktop, in the upper parking lot to the rear of the school where two springs were discovered during excavation. It was decided to carry out present plans for drainage that the members felt will be sufficient to accommodate the water and prevent flooding of the area. Construction of a catch basin or some other form of water control would cost at least $3,500, it was learned at the meeting. A natural earth mound between the parking More From Than $302 Million Cut Federal Agencies Budget Split Rock Lodge Employee Found Dead At Home William Oliver, 61, Hennings Road, Blakeslee, a maintenance man at Split Rock Lodge, was found dead in his home Tuesday afternoon. Monroe County Coroner John C. F. Foelker, Stroudsburg, said death occurred several days ago and was caused by' a heart attack. Fern Ridge Slate Police said they had a request to check Oliver's home because he had not been seen for over a week. The request came from Lamar Schook, a patrolman for a private club a- PROMINENT (LEGION AUXILIARY (HEAD JHES Mrs. Florence S. Seip, 68, Allentown, one of Pennsylvania's most prominent American Legion Auxiliary workers, died Tuesday at her home. Born in Hazleton, she was a former president of Lentz Post Auxiliary, Allentown; aad also headed the four-county auxiliary made up of units in Lehigh, Northampton, Oarbon and Monroe Counties. 'Surviving in addition to her husband, Edwiard A. Seiip, a landscape artist, is a sister, Mrs. Harry E. (Anna) Smith, Allen-town. long Tunkhannock Creek. The vie- lot and the school and a large I tim had not worked since January drainage ditch to the rear of the 1 22 because of illness. building, were felt to be sufficient Oliver was found in the bath- to handle the overflow from the room of his living quarters in a springs. converted garage. Bids Received ) Bids for electrical, construction, industrial arts and machine tool equipment for the school were re ceived by the authority. They will be studied by James O. Tule, director of the vocational school before contracts are awarded. Tule reported 50 per cent of the school equipment should be delivered by June 1. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Cadette Girl Scouts Plan Historic Tour Over 800 Cadette Girl Scouts in the Penn's Woods Council will take a trip to historic points of May 23 in the education building interest on Saturday, May 14. here and the next authority meeting will be June 6 at 7:30 p.m. LOCAL GROUP TO BE IN LEHIGHTON PARADE At last night's meeting of the Mauch Chunk Fire Department in the Marion Hose Co., it was decided to participate in the Four-County Firemen's parade at Lehighton, June 18, under the banner of the Marion Hose Co., and a committee was named to contact several mus ical' organization in an effort to obtain one of them to lead the group. Fire Chief Fred Kemmerle presided at the session. On Monday night the Fairview Company also decided to take part in the parade. HORSE (SCHOOLING SHOW SATURDAY (AT LEHIGHTON The Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Club will hold a schooling show on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Lehighton Fairgrounds. The show will be open only to registered Morgan horses. Mrs. Archibald Cox, Weston, Mass., will .be judge of the show. There will be no admission fee. Brother Of John Wertman Dies Tuesday Charles William Wertman, 60, of Kunkle, died Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital where he had been a medical patient since March 20. He was a , brother of John, Wertman, Jim. Thorpe. Mr. Wertman was born in Kingston. He had .been a resident of Kunkle the last 30 years and was self-employed as a truck driver. He attended the Kunkle Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Vera Devens; two sons, Austin, Kumkle, and Herbert, Levittown; his brother in this community; a stepsister, Mrs. William Karich-ner, Lehman, and three grandchildren. The funeral was held this afternoon. Burial was in Fern Knoll Cemetery, Dallas. Approximately 40 of these Cad ette Scouts will travel to Harris-burg and Gettysburg as the final phase of work on their My Government Badges. They will visit the State iCaptol, 'Education Building and 'Pethnsyl'vania Museum. After lunch at the Penn Harris Hotel the Scouts will leave for Gettysburg where they will tour the wax museum- and see the operation of the electric map and tour battlefield. Over 700 other Cadette Scouts will journey to Hyde Park and West Point. At Hyde Park the girls will visit Roosevelt's Home. West Point will be the scene of a Cadet Dress Parade after which a West Point Cadet will present the Cadette Girl Scouts their My Country Badges. The girls will also visit the Moth Ball Fleet at West Point. Mrs. Harris Salburg, Wilkes-Barre, is chairman of the Special Events Task Group which is planning the Cadette trips. WILL BE REPRESENTED AT PARC CONVENTION Carbon County Chapter of the Penna. Assn. for Retarded Children will be represented at the annual state convention by a number of special class teachers. The parley will take place May 12 to 14 at George Washington Motor Lod ge, King of Prussia, Pa. Max Ro- senn, secretary of Public Welfare, will deliver the keynote address at the morning session on May 13. Stock Report NEW YORK CAP) An early recovery faltered on the New York Stock .Market. Early trading was fairly active, although the highest this week. Trading the first hour totaled one million 700-thousand shares. Prices on- the American Stock Exchange were mixed m active early trading. In bond trading, U.S. Treasury and Corporate bond prices were mostly unchanged. Monica Aid Mother's Day Tea On Tuesday The Daughters of Monica Aid Society of Christ United Church of Christ, Jim Thorpe, entertained their neighbors and friends at a Mother's Day Tea Tuesday evening in the social room's of the church with about 75 ladies in attendance. Mrs. Louis Mayer, President of the Society, brought greetings to the guests. Mrs. Ralph K. Todd read several appropriate Mother's Day poems. Miss Brenda Helmer, a member of the church choir, sang a Mother's Day song. Frank Wehr, Summit Hill, was the guest soloist. He favored the group with several selections. Michael Mat-sinko, church organist, played a piano solo and also accompanied the singers. Miss Christine Kib-ler favored the group by playing her accordion. The highlight of the evening was a visit of Mrs. Wunnerfit, who shared some choice local gossip with the group, such as using clorox for vinegar in making red beet eggs or using ammonia to make a salad dressing. : Each victim received an appropriate gift. The prize for the oldest mother present went to Mrs. Arthur Swank, and the prize for the youngest mother present was given to Mrs. Donald Melber. Mrs. Ray Hurley and Mrs. Edna Ringer were in charge of the program and decorations. The tables were ; beautifully decorated with ibonquets of forsythia and each ta ble had a center piece. The favors were bright colored hankies shaped as flowers. Refreshments were served and an enjoyable period of fellowship was enjoyed by all. RECOMMENDS f 'PROJECT iMOHOLE i (BE ENDED K The Associated Press) ' The House Appropriations Com-imitteechopped off more than 302 -milliori dollars today from the 14 'billion 300 million- dollars asked . by President Johnson for .24 federal agencies. It is the first big slash recommended by the committee in acting on five larg money bills this season. The com'mittee recommended an end to project Mohole ; scientific research into the surface ot the earth. The project was designed to pierce the earth's mantle or outer surface at a site about 100 miles oH the Hawaiian chain of Islands. The committee rejected the National Science Foundation's request for nearly 20 million dollars and further recommended that all funds be cut off. The committee . refused to approve the 35 million President Johnson asked to carry on his rent subsidy program. That is the program to provide better private housing for low income families through supplemeeital payments to landlords. Day RUMMAGE SALE CANCELLED The rummage sale scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled, the Women's Guild of Christ Uni ted Church of Christ has announced. NOTICE QUEEN BEVERAGE CO. Now at 140 Susquehanna Street Drive In or Curb Service Delivery Phone 325-2638 5-2t OBERSON'S Big savings on Mother's gifts. Beautiful casual dresses for house and street wear for only $2.98 and $3.98. Mothers will just love two or three dresses at this low price. Moher will have comfort in these casual slippers or pumps for only $3.98 pair. num'DS in iuni-nr heel nr iiin,Vvr CASE AGAINST ' BIRTH OF A SON A son, Jay Reese, was born March 27 to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Heycoek, Mechanicslburg, former local residents. -Mrs. Heycoek is the former Betty Hamacker of Harrisburg. Her husband, a former Jim Thorpe High School athletic coach, covers a 16-county area for the Department of Public Instruction in conducting and supervising clases in Civilian Defense. They have two other children-, Lee, 13, and Lisa, 8. high heel for only $6.48 pair. Give Mother a beautiful hand bag, white or patent, fcr only $2.98 in" time for Mother's Day, a smart looking sweater. Bulky kint or plain sweaters for only $6.48. White, blue, cranberry and canary. Surprise Mother with a beautiful brunch coat with slippers to match. Bruch eoa's $3.98, slip pers $1.98 pair. Pretty gloves, Berkshire hose, beautiful jewelry all make Moth er happy. Oberson's is open every Friday night until 9. 1 WOMAN DISMISSED The case of the Commonwealth vs. Estelle Ford, 184 Alvin Street, Freeland, heard by Judge Albert H. Heimbach in court here yesterday on a charge of failing to yield the right of way, was dismissed. It was the last of six cases heard at yesterday's day-long session of court. Ambulance Fund Collections To Start Tonight Envelopes containing contributions for the Diligent Hose Co. ambulance drive wil be collected tonight on the Heights, William .Reabold, chairman, stated today. The drive will continue in oth er sections of the community until all envelopes have been collected, Members of the community, realizing the importance of the ambulance service, should be as generous as -possible in their con tributions. GAVE (INVOCATION AT (DINNER iPROGRAM Atty. Marianne Lavelle gave the invocation, at the Mother's Day dinner-meeting of the Altar and Rosary Society of S'S. Peter and IPaul Church of Lehighton- on Monday night at the Blue Ridge Coun try Club, Palmerton. . A donation of $25 was made to the Lehighton Area Citizens Sch olarship Founda-tiesi. Mrs. Shirley Mandour, who was unable to attend due to the death cJf her husband, Edward Mandour, was honored by the organization for her outstanding work in the society. POLICE CHIEF IN PALMERTON HOSPITAL Jim Thorpe Chief of Police Francis Bennick was admitted to Palmerton Hospital for treatment yesterday. SON BORN TO MR. AND MRS. ROBERT GOVER Born, a son, their first child, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grover, 7 Broadway, in the Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton, yesterday. Mrs. Grover is the former Patricia Procina, daughter of Mrs. Rose Procina, Jim Thorpe, and the late Nicholas Procina. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Grover, Race Street. DELICIOUS DINNERS Fridays and Saturdays as usual at Smith's Stoney Creek Hotel For meals through the week, reservations must be made. 4-2t Lemmo's Flower Shop Open Thurs., Fri., Sat. 4-3t Mother's Day At Christ Church Here In keeping with the observance of the Festival of the Christian Home, Christ .United Church , of Christ has planned a special Mother's Day service for Sunday. ! This will be a combined service at 10:30 a.m. The Sunday School pupils are asked to meet at the church at 10:00 a.m. to mark the attendance books. , Miss Marlene Kressler will read a statement concerning Mother's Day. Miss Judy Feuerstein will read the Scripture and Miss Sandra Remmel will read the prayer. The church choir, under the direction of Miss Mary F. De Rem-er, will sing an anthem and Michael Matsinko, the organist, will preside at the organ. The Ralph Rex family of Weissport will be the guest singers. ... t" Miss Nan Jenkins, Nesquehoning, formerly with the office of the County Superintendent of ' schools, will be the guest speaker. Miss Jenkins is well known in this community. The Pastor, the Rev. Ralph K. Todd, will be in charge of the Service. The public is invited- to share this service.- , REENTERED HOSPITAL ; Mrs. Vema Geforing has reentered Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. ' rr-flrflnlfu J COMEDIAN SENTENCED Comedian Dick Gregory stands with his attorney, Jean Williams, in Chicago after he was fined $1,400 and sentenced to five months in county jail for his actions during a sitdown demonstration last June. Testifying at his trial, five police officers said Gregory kicked and bit arresting officers and had to be carried to a patrol wagon.

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