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GOOD EVENING .. Parents who bring out the best qualities in their children know they will , readily adapt themselves to school openings. THE WEATHER Continued hot and humid conditions tonight and Saturday. Some showers Saturday afternoon. Cooler air follows. 89th Year, No. 191. I BIZ SOUTH JARDIN STREET TELEPHONE HOward 2-2777 SHENANDOAH, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1959. 2c WEEKLY BY CARRIER $1.75 MONTHLY BY MAIL SEVEN CENTS Tough Labor Gets by House Despite Pressure Ike Happy for Law That Will Effectively Deal with Corruption By VINCENT J. BURKE WASHINGTON (UPI) Jubilant conservatives had plenty of votes to nail down final House passage today of the labor reform bill backed by President Eisenhower and business groups. The bill toughest of three measures considered by the House was approved 229 to 201 late Thursday despite an all-out effort ' by organized labor to stop it. Final passage was postponed until today on a technicality. But the final vote was an anti-climatic formality. (Congressman Fenton was one of 10 Penna. Republicans voting in favor of the labor control bill. Among the solid Democratic delegation from this State voting 'no" was Rep. Dan Flood," Wilkes-Barre. Four Pennsylvania G.O.P. members also voted against the measure.) With the two other bills scuttled, the conservative measure picked up additional support overnight. Some lawmakers figured it might, pass by more than 100 votes, despite efforts by labor lobbyists to hold down the margin. President Eisenhower praised the House for approving a bill that would "deal effectively" with corruption and racketeering in labor unions. Ike Sees "Real Hope" "This action gives cause and real hope that the Congress will ultimately pass a good- labor reform bill," he said in a statement from his Gettysburg, Pa., vacation retreat. But AFL-CIO President George Meany termed the House action "a victory for anti-labor forces... not a vote on the issue of corruption but a vote to punish honest labor." The drive by labor lobbyists to hold down the vote margin on final passage was designed to strengthen the hand of Senate negotiators who will try to soften the House bill in a Senate-House conference. The conferees will have the task of hammering out a compromise between the House measure and the milder bill the Senate passed 90 to 1 last April. Paul Zagri, chief lobbyist for Teamsters President James R. Hoffa, predicted that the Senate-House conferees would deadlock, thereby killing all labor reform legislation this year. Public Clamor for Bill But few lawmakers subscribed to that theory. Democratic leaders, with an eye on the 1960 elections, felt they must get a bill to the White House to answer the rising public clamor for labor reform. Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.), chief author of the Senate bill and scheduled to be one of the conferees, said "we must have a bill." He conceded it would be difficult to draft a compromise. But he said, "I don't think we ought to go home without a labor bill." Unlike the Senate bill, the House - approved measure would prohibit picketing of non - union shops to organize workers unless the union could show that about 30 per cent of the workers wanted a union. Even then, the duration of picketing would be limited. Third 'Camera' Goes Into Flight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI) The Air Force launched another camera carrying Thor ballistic missile today to obtain more filmed evidence of how the weapon's nose cone behaves during flight. The 16 mm. movie camera peeked through a data, capsule rigged to fall free of the nose cone near the end of a 1,500-mile hop. f Ships and planes waited at the target area, near Antigua Island in the West Indies, to pluck the capsule and ts valuable cargo from the ocean. In a wartime firing, a hydrogen warhead would occupy the space used by the camera and the capsule. The camera was the third sent up in a Thor nose one. In previous camera flights on May 12 and July 24, film showing separation of the cone from the body of the Thor was recovered. IN TODAY'S FRIDAY, AUG. 14, 1959 Anniversaries Classified Columns - Page 7 Page 8 - Page 11 Page 2 - Page 6 - Page 4 Page 5 Page 7 Page 8 - Page 9 - Page 7 - Page 7 Comics Court House News Crossword Puzzle -i Editorials Frackville News Funerals Gilberton News -Girardville News New Arrivals Obituaries Personal Mention Page 7 Radio-TV Programs Page 6 Railroad Schedule Page 8 Ringtown News Page 12 Serial Story Page 6 Sports I'agelu -Pages 7 & 11 LOOKING UP-Michael Hughes, 6, of Brooklyn, N. Y, appears to have a real monster on his mind. Actually, the boy is using an iguana lizard for a laugh at the International Animal Nursery in nearby Coney Island. The nursery is designed to let the public get views of animals as they rear their families. Break Up Bogus Marriages To Evade Immigration Quota PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Nine more persons were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury, bringing to 18 the number of persons charged with taking part in bogus marriages designed to evade immigration quotas. The indictments charged that the marriages, which all took place in Maryland and were arranged for fees ranging from $35 to $450, took place between aliens and U.S. citizens with the agreement that a divorce would be obtained as soon as a permanent residence was granted on the basis of the union. Named in the indictments were: Richard J. Manduchi, Lancaster, Pa., Peter Photis, also of Lancaster, Peter Xenias, Trenton, N.J., Konstantimos Patounas, a nephew living, with Xenias, and John Andreades, Stokton, Calif. Angelina Stathis, Gus Flamos and Gus Pahides, all of Philadelphia, and Ionnis Lykouris, an alien awaiting deportation in Moy-amensing Prison here. Mrs. Stathis and three Greek sailors who allegedly jumped ship were charged with conspiring to marry American citizens to evade the immigration quota. It was also charged that Mrs. Stathis, Lykouris, and Patounas applied for permanent residence on the basis of "bogus" marriages. The indictments charged Manduchi, Photis, Andreades, Pa-hides, Xenias and Flamos of being go-betweens. Women Work For Benefit Ball A group of women volunteer workers hope to complete a house-to-house canvass over the weekend for the Benefit Ball to Mrs. Char-, lotte Zimmerman. Anthony Wayliick and Patrick Donavan, heads of the committee, in a joint statement today, made an appeal to support the volunteer workers "in this charitable program". The benefit ball is scheduled for Thursday, August 27 in the West End Hall. Walter Twardzik, president of the American Federation of Musicians local at Mahanoy City, will arrange for the orchestra. Women who began making calls at local homes earlier this week, reported "encouraging response." The benefit ball is to help Mrs. Zimmerman, who had a leg am putated after giving birth to a child. Chairman Wayluck said "any help received for this program will be greatly appreciated by the girl's family and the ball committee." Mr. Donovan added that "complete records of the benefit ball are being kept by the Sportsmen's Club, sponsors of the benevolent project." The committee in charge of the program anticipates a large crowd and is prepared to handle all who plan to attend. Refreshments will be served. Railroad Workers Calm in Emergency, ! KIESLAND, Wis. (UPI) Police and firemen today praised the cool efficiency of a railroad crew who freed the safety valve on a derailed tank car filled with propane gas to blow up this tiny hamlet of 450, The 12-man Crew calmly lifted the tank car from the wreckage of a building and opened the valve to pump the explosive gas to the safety of nearby storage tanks, ending a 20-hour ordeal ear 1 y Thursday night, Harry Streekstra, one of a team of firemen who spent a day of sleepless vigil by the tank car, expressed awed admiration for the wrecking crew. " "It seemed they didn't realize the danger they were in," he said. "They were so calm. I've never seen such coordination." Safe Belly Landing Ends Perilous Hours For Plane Crewmen ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (UPI) A four-engine Eastern Air Lines plane showed only scraped paint and propeller damage today from a belly landing which ended four perilous hours in the air for four crewmen aboard the crippled craft. Capt. Arthur V. Appelget, Cran-bury, N.J., a veteran EAL pilot, brought the big DC-7B to a safe pancake landing t on a foam-covered runway at the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center in nearby Pomona Thursday. The plane had been ordered to attempt an emergency landing at the airfield, former site of a Naval air station, after its left landing gear jammed as the airliner approached Newark Airport to complete a routine training flight. Appelget and the chief mechanic at the airport exchange instructions by radio in an effort to open a stuk door which had locked the gear in the retrated position. When no results were obtained, the craft circled the field to use up its fuel and then was directed to attempt a landing at less-congested Pomona. Appelget set the plane down on a 10,000-foot runway at the experimental center in a bed of suds generated by a mixture of fish oil and water spread by four trucks. The airliner, which can carry as many as 100 passengers, skidded some? 1,500 feet before coming to a halt. "It was a very comfortable landing," said Appelget, a pilot for 20 years. The DC-7B, which had started its flight out of Newark with 2,800 gallons of fuel, had 400 left when it skimmed into the Pomona field. Two ambulances, three crash trucks and two foam trucks were at the ready but were not needed. The other men aboard the plane were Harry Kirk, of Newark, the flight engineer; T. L. Connolly, Cedar Knolls, N.Y., and William B. Zeng, Ringoes, N.J., father of seven children. 'Our Gang' Star Carrying Dope LOS ANGELES (UPI) Scotty Beckett, trouble - plagued former child star of "Our Gang" movies and other films, was arrested early today on suspicion of pos-sessing narcotics. . Beckett, 29, now a car sales man, had four benzedrine tablets in his coat pocket, according to arresting officer C. D. Kilgo. Beckett's companion, Brian Van Winkle, 20, was arrested on the same charge when officers found what looked like hypodermic needle marks in his arm. -Kilgo said Beckett was driving his car erratically down the street. The officer said he stopped the car to see if the driver had been drinking.'' Both men were booked on the felony charge. They both insisted they were innocent Beckett hasn't been able, to find acting jobs in recent years and has had a number of run-ins with police. Bus Plunges Into River, Killing 7 Passengers BILBAO, Spain (UPI) A crowded cross-country bus plunged into a river today, killing at least seven passengers, ac cording to first reports. The aouDie-aecker bus was en route to Bilbago from the nearby village of Lemona. The accident occurred during a heavy downpour which made rescue opera tions diffiult. Negro Asks Ike For Protection Aoainst Bombs By BRYCE MILLER LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UPI) The leader of the Negro school integration drive in Little Rock has asked President Eisenhower to protect her home against bomb ings : and gunfire. Mrs. L. C. Bates telegraphed the President late Thursday after state police arrested three Ne groes she said had served as volunteer guards of her home for carrying concealed weaDons. There was no immediate reply from the White House. One of the arrested Negroes is Ellis Thomas Sr., 45, father of one of the four Negroes who will attend integrated classes in Lit tle Rock's high schools for the third day today. Other integration developments included: Gov. Orval Faubus appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a U.S. district court decision that the laws under which he closed Lit tle Rock's four high shools during the 1958-1959 session were un constitutional. Police arrested a total of eight boys Thursday. They charged three with carrying concealed weapons, like a rubber hose and a tire tool, and a fourth with refusing to move on. They released after questioning two boys from Ocala, Fla., and Memphis, Tenn. The segregationist Capital citizens Council announced that its "freedom fund" for proving legal help for persons arrested while fighting for segregation is gone and appealed for contributions. Twenty-three Negroes whom the school board has refused to assign to Central formed an organization and refused to attend any school until they can attend an integrated school. Mrs. Bates, who is president of the Arkansas chapter of the Na tional Association for the Advance ment of Colored People, said city and county officers had refused to protect her and the FBI said it couldn't. "Now state police have begun to arrest and harrass the upstanding citizens who have provided us with volunteer protection, leaving us defenseless before those who constantly threaten our lives," she telegraphed Eisenhower. "I appeal to you, Mr, President, to provide the basic ' protection that will give us tne ireeaom from fear to which citizens of our free American society are en titled." Radio Too Loud For Neighbors Restful sleep is one thing that Shenandoah residents have been finding difficult to get in the current heat wave, but one local familv managed to slumber peace fully last night while their radio played downstairs keeping otners m the neighborhood sleepless. By 3:45 a.m., one female with frayed nerves could stand it no longer and requested local police to do something about the radio. Only the woman wasn't aware that it was playing in a neighbor's home; she thought it was emanating irom a car parked near Jardin and Coal streets. Officers went to the vicinity and heard strains of music, "but they could find no automobile with a radio Dlaying. Following the mu sical waves, they were led to a nearby home in the 100 block or West Coal street. There they found the "music box," playing away while the family slept. Officers aroused the lady of the house and she, with red face, confessed that members of the household had retired and forgotten the radio was on. Bluefish Mystery The mystery of the evening for Shenandoah Police developed in the 100 block of North Gilbert street. ,.- A woman telephoned borough hall at 8:30 and asked officers to come and investigate the appearance of a bag of fish in front of hei door. She said the bag was thrown there by a man. . Chief Alinsky ' and Officer Zuber arrived and found the bag, all right. And, sure enough, inside it was fish. Officer.Zuber, being an angler of no little experience, identified the inhabitant of the bag as a blue- fish. The police hauled the bag and its contents to the borough dump, but the police blotter lists no solution to the mystery of whether the man intended the fish as a gift or an insult or a practical joke or what. Game Called . Officer Tim Martin was forced to call a baseball game at Coal and West streets yesterday when a resident of the neighborhood complained. The complainant said the boys congregate on the street and play ball there every day, not only creating noise, but causing residents to hold their breaths each time a ball heads toward a window. "Umpire" Martin told the boys to play their games in a park: or some similar appropriate place. Rowdyism : At the request of operators of the St. Stanislaus' block party at West and Cherry streets, police are making regular patrols of the vicinity while the party is in progress to prevent instances of rowdyism. 'Dollar Days' Sale ' Continues Saturday Shoppers from the Greater Shenandoah Area were in the business district this morning when stores opened for the first day of a two-day "Dollar Days Sale". The event continues through tomorrow and tomorrow night until 9 o'clock and a spokesman for the merchants' association said this morning that the values being offered are excellent. East Union Board To Discuss Debt East Union Township's school board at a meeting last night di rected its solicitor to arrange a parjey between the directors and the Mahanoy Township Schol Board. Purpose is to discuss East Union's tuition debt, o It was announced that fire hazards will be corrected to comply with State regulations. The Andrews Coal Company was awarded a bid for supplying coal at the cost of $10.50 per ton delivered. Jesse Houser was named census enumerator. The board adopted the school calendar patterned after that of West Hazleton. Classes will commence September 1. There will be no sessions on the following days: September 7, Labor Day; Blooms-burg Fair, September 25;. October 26, 27, Teachers Institute; Novem ber 26.27, Thanksgiving holiday; December 23 to January 3. inclu sive, Christmas vacation; February 22, Washington's Birthday; April 14 to 18. Inclusive, Easter vacation; May 30, Memorial Day. Mahanoy Township and West Hazleton High Schools were des ignated as receiving schools for East Union students. The board announced parents wishing to enroll children in kindergarten classes at the Sheppton school should register 8:30 a. m. September 1. They are reminded that birth certificates must be pre sented. To enroll in kindergarten a child must be at least four years and seven months old by September 1. To enroll in first grade a child must be at least five years and seven months of age. George Lucas, vice - president, conducted the session. Mahanoy Township High School classes will begin September 2. Township Group Encouraged by Project Support The cause of better all-around local government in West Mahanoy Township was given a rousing boost with the grand success of the first annual block party spon sored by the township Citizens Association to raise funds for that purpose. This organization less than a year old, is dedicated to and vi tally interested in improvement of all phases of local government, in cluding that administered by both school board and the board of su pervisors, as well as public welfare. The Citizens Association today issued thanks publicly to all who helped make Wednesday's block party overwhelmingly successful patrons, workers, especially food donors, and Chester Cheslock, who provided sound systems and similar equipment. One of the highlights was open-air dancing to "live" music of the "Versa-Tones" on the concrete play area at the rear of the Heights School. This was enjoyed by hundred, young and old. Musicians for this occasion were provided by a grant from the recording industries trust fund, obtained with the cooperation of Local 170, American Federation of Musicians, of which Walter M. Twardzik is president. Due to the success of this, the first public block party in West Mahanoy Township for many years, the Citizens Association hopes to make it an annual affair. All township residents who are interested in the work of the Citizens Association are invited to affiliate themselves with the group by attending any meeting. Next regular session will be 8 p. m. ept. 21 at the Heights Firehouse. TOP GUN Nancy Eggen, 22, Detroit policewoman recruit, displays the form she used to score 273 out of a possible 300 points, which beat out 53 men andf. women pistol contestants in the recruit class. She's a Michigan State police graduate. Cuban Fighters Led by Castro Smash Invasion By JOSEPH A. TAYLOR HAVANA (UPI) The government announced today it had smashed an airborne invasion from the Dominican Republic in central Cuba. It said the fighting was led personally by Premier Fidel Castro. The announcement said the final blow to the attempted invasion came Thursday night when the Castro-led forces captured a Dominican C46 transport plane which had flown in with another shipment of arms and munitions for the invading fores. Four men were killed in the fight'for the plane outside the city of Trinidad two counter-revolutionaries and two members of the government forces. Ten Persons Aboard The plane was reported piloted by former Cuban Lt. Col. Antonio Soto. Soto and a former Capt. Betancourt were killed and six others injured out of a total of 10 occupants of the plane. Castro and a' number of his top lieutenants were directly involved in capturing the plane. One of the invaders was identified in the announcement as Luis Pozo Jimenez, a Spanish mercenary of the Trujillo foreign legion. The announcement said Cuban government Lt. Eliope Perez and a civilian, Frank Hidalgo Cato, also were killed and that six government men were injured in the exchange of fire with the invaders. Cuban authorities said the Dominican plane was carrying large quantities of arms and munitions. They also said the government had captured several other such shipments of arms during the recent days in defeating the invasion force. Meet to Discuss Road Programs HAZLETON, Pa. (UPI) Repre sentatives of the Northeast Penn sylvania Industrial Development Commission will meet with state Seretary of Highways Park H. Martin next Tuesday to discuss the construction of the Anthracite Expressway' "and the Keystone Shortway. Victor C. Diehm, president of the commission, said the confer ence would be held in Harrisburg to discuss "all delays now ham pering early construction" of the two highways. Diehm said that "much unrest is now developing" in northeastern Pennsylvania communities over the "delays in authorization and construction of these important expressways upon which this area will be so dependent for future economic stabilization." He said the meeting, arranged by a recently formed special NPIDC regional economic mission headed by Thomas L. Moran, of Scranton. "should further clarify a new nebulous situation. The Anthracite Expressway is scheduled to go through northeast ern Pennsylvania from Scranton and the Penn-Can Highway to Maryland. The Shortway would be across the state from Stroudsburg to Sharon. Roman Catholics Eating Meat Today Roman Catholics are permitted to. eat meat today under a dispen sation granted from the law of abstinence by Pope John XXIII. The dispensation was granted in view of the fact that today is ths vigil of the Feast of the Assump- tion of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, observed annually on Aug. 15. Tomorrow is a holy day of obli gation for Catholics meaning that all are obliged to hear Mass. Spe cial holy day Mass schedules will be observed by churches in the area. Pope John's announcement re garding the dispensation arrived too late to be announced at last Sunday's Masses. Residents of Maizeville To Ignore TV Cable Bills Seventy-five Maizeville residents have declared intentions of refusing to pay monthly TV cable fees unless the quality of service is considerably improved. And tomorrow is given as the deadline for the improvement. William Amos, spokesman for the group, said that all of the above 75 (out of a total of 82 cable hook-ups in Maizeville) have signed a petition declaring their intention. They plan to call the petition to the attention of State legislators in the county, particularly Rep. Heffner of Pottsville, who has been conducting a campaign to bring TV cable firms under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission. Dated August 3, the petition states that the signers, who. include Gilberton Borough Council members, the chief burgess and a clergyman, are "completely dissatisfied" with TV reception for several weeks, and service nctire that they "refuse to make monthly payments on the ca'.:le "'il propei service on all channels u rcolsred and maintained" Young Man Killing Three for Thrills And for Pocket Money Air Force Attempts First Recovery of Capsule from Orbit By BILL WILKS VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. (UPI) The Air Force will attempt today the world's first successful recovery of a space capsule from orbit. Working against four straight losses, chances appeared better than ever before that the capsule spinning around the earth aboard the new Discoverer V satellite would eject on schedule sometime between 5:30 and 6 p.m. e.d.t. Eight C-119s boxcar planes circling a pre-determined area in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Hawaii will have about 10 minutes to move in and snatch the parachuting capsule with "sky hooks." Failing that, ships will try to recover the radio-signalling capsule from the ocean. Despite favorable forecasts, the Air Force was working against great difficulties which included trying to place the capsule in its several-hundred - mile reovery area from a distance half way around the world. The 27 by 33-inch capsule a forerunner of the one planned to take man into space and bring him back alive was blasted aloft at noon Thursday aboard a Thor-boosted Discoverer rocket. It carried no life, only instruments. The two - stage Discoverer dubbed "Agena," after the star-apparently worked perfectly. The 19-foot long, 1,700-pound second stage carrying the capsule separated on schedule and entered a north-south polar orbit at speeds better than 18,000 miles an hour. Tracking stations reported the satellite's signals "loud and clear." It sped around the earth once every 94 minutes in a looping orbit that at its farthest took it about 450 miles out and at its closest 136 miles. A combination of a radio-triggering device and automatic timers were set to eject the 300-pound capsule on its 17th pass somewhere over central Europe. Pneumatic gas jets will turn the capsule to fly "backwards." At the ejection command, explosive springs and bolts will send it towards earth. From that tremendous distance of nearly half-way around the world, the Air Force planned a trajectory which would set the capsule in a 50 by 200-mile recovery area 700 miles southwest of Hawaii. List No Change In Steel Talks NEW YORK (UPI) Peace talks in the national steel strike limped along today with no signs of union or management changing their stand-firm positions. The prospects of an accord seemed almost as remote as when the walkout started a month ago. Chief government mediator Joseph F. Finnegan who had been in Washington on budgetary matters was back at the bargaining table when the joint session was -resumed. He was blanked by three assistants. R. Conrad Cooper, executive vice president of the U.S. Steel Corp., headed industry's four man team. Cooper had been" absent Thursday. David J. McDonald, president of the United Steelworkers, still was absent. His place as head of the union team was filled by Howard Hague, vice president of the union. , McDonald has been visiting steel centers all week, boosting striker morale. He is not expected to return to the New York negotiations before next Tuesday, Poor Reception Amos said the petition was occasioned by extremely, poor reception by cable subscribers in recent weeks. The sentiment of signers is that if the cable firm Service Electric Company of Mahanoy City wants to collect monthly fees, it must produce satisfactory service. "We will not pay for service that we don't get," Amo's exclaimed. A copy of the petition was presented to a female representative of Service Electric Company last Saturday by Amos, who said the firm promised in a public announcement to effect improvements. The company blamed the defective reception on the fact that boys have been shooting B-B pel lets into the cable and damaging it. With this, Amos disagres, as he believes a B-B pelet is not powerful enough to penetrate a cable. Amos further stated that the company representative to whom he oresented the petition cast as persions upon his integrity and that oe the signers when sue ex-, (Continued on Page 31 ' Confesses Married Worker Describes Each Murder in Detail By HENRY LOGEMAN ISLIP, N.Y. (UPI) Francis Henry Bloeth, 27, smiling and unrepentant, confessed Thursday night that he shot and killed three uong island restaurant workers within an eight day period for pocket money and the thrill of ' killing. Bloeth still was smiling this morning when he yas arraigned before Justice of the Peace Aired E. Frieman on three separate charges of first degree murder for the slayings that netted him about aoa. ioaaing toward tne plump Frieman, Bloeth said to a reporter: "I wonder what fatso would have done if I had pulled a gun?" Frieman ordered Bloeth held without bail for grand jury action. Bloeth's attorney, Sidney R. Siben asked for a week's adjournment so that he can request a psychi atric examination to determine the mental condition of the ex-convict who was declared an incurable psyhopath in his teens. "Our defense will be strictly psychiatric," Siben said. "He's crazy. He told me he didn't care about the money, he just liked to kill people. When I asked him if he would kill me, he told, me he would kill anybody. "I've seen a lot of murder cases in 26 years, but this is the worst. He shows absolutely no remorse. I don't know if he's even capable of such feeling." Siben said he would engage one of the nation's foremost psychiatrists to examine Bloeth, either at the Suffolk County jail in River-head or at a hospital, if it could be arranged. The narried construction worker, father of one child, told in detail of the casual killings of two men and a woman, whose lives apparently were no more important to him than those of the cats he used to strangle when he was a boy. Of the woman victim he said: "I figured I'd use a towel to-strangle her and save a bullet for the next job." Bloeth told Suffolk County Dist. Atty. John P. Cohalan Jr. that if he "had had more bullets, I would have shot more people." "These people were just like flies on Bloeth's hand," Cohalan said. "He just rapped them and killed them, just like that." Bloeth's victims, all killed within an eight-day period, were all night workers on duty alone in eating places in three different eastern Long Island towns. He was arrested Monday for a non-fatal "Russian roulette" hold up and as a "prime suspect" in the killings, but he insisted he was innocent until Thursday night, when his wife and his attorney pleaded with him for more than an hour to tell the truth they sus pected. I "I felt all along he had done it," Mrs. Jame Bloeth, 25, told newsmen as she and the attorney, fslHnov R Sihpn. made the first announcement of the confession. "I pleaded with him to spare more innocent people from being killed," Mrs. Bloeth said. -- Both Siben and Cohalan" said Continued on Page 3 Search Lake For 4 Soldiers RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (UPI) Army divers today searched the depths of Lake Cumberland for the bodies of four soldiers who died Thursday when a helicopter struck a cable and plummeted into the water. The public information office at Ft. Campbell identified the victims as W-O Coy G White, W-O Thomas L. Garner, SP5 James J. Agathos, and Pfc, Donald C. Chromy. The warrant officers were pilot and co-pilot of the craft and Agathos the crew chief. All "were members of the 91st Helicopter Transportation Squadron at Ft. Campbell and lived in the area. Address of their next of kin was not immediately available. Chromy, The Bronx, N. Y a passenger, was a member of the 501st Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division. AH four either were killed or drowned when the low-flying helicopter struck the telephone cable over the lake, exploded and fell on its side into the Water. There were no survivors. Colliery Working Time Saturday. WORKING MONDAY Midvalley, ' Mammoth, Ger-mantown, Shenandoah Strip-pi:-g, St. Nicholas Central : Breaker, St. Nicholas Sine Coal Plant, Pine Sorest Stripping, Correale Stripping Heckscher-ville tripping. Locust Summit . Cleaner Plant, Wadevillt Stripping, Buck Run, Trevor-ton and Coaldale Mining Company. IDLE MONDAY Potts Colliery. I Theatre I

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