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LAST EDITION SEVEN CENTS VOL. 60, NO. 4 CONNELLSVILLE, PA.; SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE, PA.; SCOTTDALE, PA.; MT. PLEASANT, PA. TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 14, 1961. FOURTEEN PAGES. Burglary Ring Members Get Stiff Pen Terms PLAN PERRYOPOLIS INDUSTRIAL BOND DRIVE Completing details for a $40,000 industrial bond drive, the campaign committee of Perryopolis Industrial Enterprises, Inc., makes preparations for the "kick-off" meeting of the solicitors to be held at the First Christian Church dining room in Perryopohs at 6:30 o'clock this evening. Sealed in the group above are James M. Swartz. J. Richard Palonder, campaign chairman, and (standing) Carlo Caporclla (left), Dwight Forsythe, and Joseph Masch, all of Perryopohs. Between 40 and 50 solicitors will be on hand for the rally tonight which will officially open the campaign to obtain the necessary local participation funds for the construction of a new 5300,000 truck freight terminal to be built in Perryopolis for the Quinn Freight Lines, Inc., of Brockton, Mass. Other financing includes a first mortgage loan of $150,000 by the Teamsters Local Union No. 491 and Industry Pension Plan of Uniontown and a second mortgage loan of $120,000 from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority. Target date for completion of construction is June 1 of next year. When the facility is m full operation, in from three to five years, anticipated employment will be 210 with an estimated annual payroll of about $2,000,000. Heavy Snow Southwest Gets Taste Of Winter By United Press International One of the worst early-winter snowstorms in r e c e n t years pounded Texas, New Mexico and Arizona today. High winds hampered the efforts of firemen battling a brush fire in Southern California. Rain, snow and fog covered much of the Midwest and East, causing fatal accidents on damp and icy highways. El Paso. Tex., was in total darkness for one hour Monday night as a s n o w s t o r m swept d o w n from \\estern mountains and knocked out power lines. The entire city was without electricity as power company crews struggled in 50 - mile - per - hour winds to restore the service. Storm to Continue The U S. Weather Bureau said the storm would continue until late today. Ten inches of snow was reported in Flagstaff, Ariz., with drifts developing. Forty-five jhigh school students were stranded in the White Mountain town of Eagar overnight and were housed in homes there. Roads were closed in Springerville and the White Mountain area. Slick highways were responsi- Combined Jointure For Mt. Pleasant, Scottdale Looming UNIONTOWN, Pa. i U P I ) -Judge Eustace Bane, vowing to deal harshly with convicted criminals to "protect the citizens of Fayette County," handed down stiff sentences today to a five- member burglary ring. Gilbert F. Scott, 27, of Ml. raddock, received the most se- ere penalty--10 to 20 years in estern Penitentiary on 15 counts ach of burglary and larceny. The others sentenced were: alvin R. Price, 25, Mt. Braddock, to 8 years; Donald R. Deberry, 0, Mt. Braddock, 8 to 16 years; nd Julius J. Cropp, 21, Mill Run Dl, 4 to 8 years. All were for onvictions of larceny and bur- lary. William C. Halfhill, 64, Mt raddock, drew 6 to 12 years on counts of receiving stolen goods. The five were arrested and con- icted earlier this year of a string f burglaries during late 1960 and arly 1961 which netted them ome ?3,000. "The citizens of Fayette County re going to be protected from iese habitual criminals and ma- auding bands of thieves," said udge Bane, " . . . ( t h e y ) will be Phone Left Off Hook, Can't Coll Fire Department The largest school jointure in! Vestmoreland County could be the, ultimate result of a meeting to be] held m Rumbaugh Elementary School in Mount Pleasant Township Wednesday, Nov. 29, to dis-j SHAW. Miss. ( U P P -- F i r e m e n aid Monday that Otis Robinson ried to report a fire in his $75, plantation home but was un ble to use the telephone becaus omeone on his party line appar ntly left a phone off the hook. The 18-room, two-story brick mansion was destroyed by flame ble for many multi-car pileups on U.S. 66 near Holbrook and Winslow, Ariz. More than 700 inen fought a major brush fire near Los Angeles. High wind's whipped the blaze Monday and the Weather Bureau forecast winds up to 70 miles per hour today. At least 2,300 acres were burned, and seven persons were injured -- none seriously. Search For Hunter* In New Mexico, police warned motorists to stay off highways throughout the state as up to 10 inches of snow fell in some are as. State Police and Nationa: Guard units searched the Sacra mento Mountains i n s o u t h e r n New Mexico for hunters caugh in the sudden storm Two young boys were reported lost. Torrential rains in southern Louisiana caused flash flooding and forced some 100 persons to leave their homes at Bogalusa. cuss the possibility of a jointure jetween Units 16 and 6- Proposal for the new school un- on was made at last night's meet- ng of the Mount Pleasant Joint System board of directors. Schools involved in District 16 are Scottdale, Everson, East Hunt- ngdon, and Upper Tyrone, while District 6 schools are in Mount Pleasant Borough and Township. Representatives from the two districts will meet Nov. 24 to discuss the effects of the new state classification and reorganization act that requires a minimum of 4,000 students in one system. This will be followed by a regional evel meeting the following day at Monroevijle High School to further discuss the classification act. Another step toward conslruc- .ion of a new joint senior high Wednesday will be taken when engineer Thomas Large, representing the Hunter, Campbell, and Rea architect firm of Altoona will present first sketches of the school resulting from interviews with teachers and administrators and on the recent boundary survey conducted by engineer Morris Ramsay of Greensburg. Scale drawings of the building and other facilities will also be discussed by the Mount Pleasant board. The directors participated in a survey given 15 other state districts by the Department of Industrial Education" of Pennsylvania State University, as to the board's ideas on creating more vocational trade and industrial education courses in Pennsylvania schools Put on Probation On Assault Charge GREENSBURG, Pa. 'UPI) Lee Cole, 37 Penn Borough, ^leaded guilty Monday to assault and corrupting the morals of a I.V,caro!d £U-! la«f Marrh 10. Judge Earl S. Keim placed Cole on three years probation and ordered him to undergo medical treatment. Hospital Patients. Admitted to Connellsvilie State General Hospital were Mrs. N'ellie ?oi=son of 213 South Prospect St.. Harry Johnston of Ypughiogheny A v e . South Coimellsvilie, Charles I, Kantorik of Mount Pleasant, R D 2. John K MiP.« o f ' V a n - dcrhilt, Howard Z. King of 256 North Sixth St.. Mrs. Sonia Pin drock of Smock. Mrs. Dorothy Thompson of 14-C North Manor Mr« tora Bvman of Vanderhill ard George Chcnpko of West Lei- writing. Russians Want Finn Assurance Of Neutrality HELSINSKI (UPIi-The Sovie Union has asked Finland for as surances that it will maintain neutral foreign policy, the Finnish government announced today. The disclosure was made in a short government summary o Moscow talks between Finnis Foreign Minister Ahti Karjalain en and Soviet Foreign Ministe Andrei Gromyko. The two foreien ministers con ferred on the Soviet note of Oct. 30 which called for joint defense consultations tinder terms of a 1948 mutual assistance and friendship agreement between Russia and Finland. arly Sunday morning. Switch Pulled By Counterfeiter WASHINGTON (UP!) -- The usual practice of passers of counterfeit money is to buy something with a bogus note and take smaller, genuine bills in change. A passer in Toledo pulled a switch. He paid for beer at a bar with a phony $1 bill. After getting his change he asked the bar- lender for a $5 bill in exchange for five $1 bills. T h e bartender accepted f i v e phony $1 bills. 'ealt with harshly Bounty." in Fayette Five Americans Missing After Big Ketch Sinks NASSAU, Bahamas (UPD--The U.S. Coast Guard resumed ; search today for five American missing from the 60-foot ketcl Blue Bell, which sank in flame when a vicious Bahamas squa! smashed down its rigging. t, -,,. · ,, . _ The only known survivor, Ju! Bane, sitting m Sentence Court, j a n Harv( f y of Fort Laude ' rdale hen imposed the following terms: Fla ._ 45 . y ear-old captain of th -Howard Jenkins, 44. Oliphant P t r h w « fmmri d r i f t i n g at SPa urnace, 2 to 4 years for receiv- ng stolen goods. --Michael A. JMuha, 48, Union- own RD 2, 1 to 2 years for lar- :eny. --Albert L. Smith Jr., 21, Chesvick, i to 2 years for larceny of an automobile. --Clifford Early, 24, Fairchance, year for receiving stolen goods. Nehru Convinced Russia Does Not Desire War LOS ANGELES (UPD -- Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of Inn- dia, 72 years old today, says he is convinced Russia does not want war. He thinks "war is unlikel in the foreseeable future." He will not have fallout shel- ers built in India. He made these comments before flying to Mexico City today after a nine-day visit to the United Stales and talks with Presi dent Kennedy. Nehru told about 1,700 persons at a Los Angeles world affairs council dinner Monday night tha he was certain Russia and it leaders did not want a war fo these reasons: "They are doing well. Their people are tired of privation They want the good things o life." He admitted, h o w e v e r , hi "found it difficult to explain' Russia's satellite expansion. In his I hour 15 minute speec' Monday night, Nehru drew ap plause with the remark: "A strong country does not los Countian Killed In Crash UNIONTOWN, Pa. UPP- Unionlown steehvorker was kille and two persons were injure early today in a two-car coll sion on Route 40 about four mile A-est of here. Pronounced dead at the seen was John H. Wallace, 39, of X Coolpsring St. Injured were Barbara Hamm 20, Lemont Furnace, a passenge in Wallace's car, and Evere W. Friend, 44, of 38 Maple St Uniontown, operator of the secon machine. Police said Wallace's car veere into the path of the Friend veh ^ strength in gentle approach cle and the cars struck almost'es. The strength remains." nead-on. Wallace was taken to Uniontown Hospital in fair condition. Miss Hamm was in serious condition. etch, was found drifting at londay with the body of a 10 ear-old girl, daughter of a Wis onsin couple missing with twi ther children. Also missing wa larvey's 34-year-old wife, Mar; 3ene, The Coast Guard said it woul end planes and a cutter to hun or the missing persons. A searc Monday failed to turn up any sig f them,, or of wreckage from th etch. Harold S. Pegg of Hollywood Ha., owner of the charier boa dentified the cruising couple a )r. and Mrs. Arthur Dupersau of Green Bay, Wis. Dupersau vas a retired dentist. Pegg said. The names of the children were not known. Besides the girl there were two boys, aged 8 and 13. Pegg said the Dupersaults were "guests" aboard his ketch for a cruise in the Bahamas that started in Fort Lauderdale Nov. 8 and was due to end in Florida some- ;ime this week He said Harvey lad been captain of the ketch for some time and was an experienced charter captain. City Reactivates Local School Authority; New Tax Ordinances Introduced Four men and a woman vverei amod to the rejuvenated Con- ellsville School Authority Mo it- ay night during a 30-minute City otincil meeting Named to the Authority were venneth \V. Godfrey, one year; aul E. Gross, two years; John lesta, three years, Marlene T. 'alco, four years, and Francis I. Brady, five years. Each of the Authority members ·as elected unanimously by Coun- il. Activated more than 10 ears ,go, the Authority lay dormant nd successors to former mem- ers were not leappointed as their erms expired because a need for neir services did not exist. Now, vith the possibility of a new city lementary school on the horizon and the city school board's in- tial tap onto the borough's sewer terest in possibly going through line which flows into the city a local authority rather than the mains. state, the board was reactivated A ladder pipe costing $419 for by City Council. the new aerial ladder truck was Three tax ordinances, mercan- also approved by Council. A strike tile, per capita and earned income ; has slowed production of the city's of '2 per cent w e r e introduced by jnew fire truck, Councilman James Councilman Robert Reed, director of accounts and finances. The first budget study meeting by Council will be held at ".30 p.m. Thursday \vhen Mayor-elect John W. Collins, and Councilmen- elect Charles Daniels and Raymond T. Sullivan will be asked to attend. They w i l l be asked lo attend subsequent budget meetings until Council f i n a l l y acts on it before the firs! of year. Permission was also given South Connellsville to permit a residen- R McXulty reported. However, McN'ulty said, the truck is to be delivered sometime in December. Also approved w e r e two new street lights in North l l t h St and Franklin Are. Appointment of em- ployes to man the soon-to-be- opened sewage disposal plant was delayed u n t i l the 27 meeting. Other routine business was disposed of before Council adjourned at 8 p m. -- 30 minutes after Mayor Robert P. McLuckey gaveled n to order. Would Make Africa Nuclear-Free Area Lumumba Slain In Cold Blood, Probers Claim UNITED NATIONS, N.V. (UPD -United Nations investigators said today that Katanga President Moise Tshombe and other high Katangese officials apparently were witnesses when former Congolese Premier Patrice Lumumba was slain in cold blood A team of legal experts from four nations also said the centra Congolese government of Presi dent Joseph Kasavubu should share the blame for the deaths o Lumumba and two of his associates because it delivered them "into the hands of their bitteres political enemies.'' The commission, composed o representatives of Burma, Mexico Ethiopia and Togo, made the fol lowing points in its report: --"The weight of against the official evidence i version" o Lawrence Talks With McNamara WASHINGTON (UPP -- Gov. David L. Lawrence conferred on Monday with Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara on ways that the Pentagon could help channel more defense contracts to depressed areas. Lawrence said after the meeting that McNamara told him he was anxious to do anything possible to give more defense business to industries in depressed areas. Copies of the directory will be given to military and other government purchasing officials. Directories for other stales with high unemployment are still being prepared. Ihe government of the Katanga Province that Lumumba, Josepl Okito and Maurice Mpolo wer killed by certain tribesmen or Feb. 12, 1961. --"On the contrary," the com mission accepts as substantially true the evidence indicating tha the prisoners were killed on Jan 17 after their arrival in a vill, not far from Elisabethville and i all probability in the presence o high officials of the government o Katanga Province," includin Tshombe. "The escape story wa staged." --"A great deal of suspicion cast on a certain Colonel Buygh a Belgian mercenary, as being th actual perpetratorof Mr. Lumum ba's murder which \\as commi ted in accordance with a pr arranged plan, and thai a cerla; Caplain G a t , also a Belgian me cenary, was at all times an a cessory to the crime," Stalin Purge Mercury Hi'* Two. NEW YORK (UP!) _ The low temperature reported (o the U.S. Find Child Hanging In Abandoned House; Had Been Assaulted LONDON, Ont. (UPI) - The body of a 7-year-old girl was found hanging in the attic of an abandoned house Monday night, three hours after her parents sent her to buy a newspaper. Police said the child, Sylvia Fink, had been assaulted before her death, but they could not determine immediately if she had been sexually attacked. Her parents. Mr. and Mrs Ernest Fink, said they sent Sylvia for the newspaper shortly before supper. When she failed to return, police were notified and a search was launched. Three neighbors found the girl's body in the unoccupied house,. Linda's belt had been used to hang her from an electric wire running through the ceiling joists The abandoned house, five doors from the girl's home, was use Weather Bureau this morning was: by neighborhood children as a 2 above zero at Laramic, Wyo. i place to play. The high Monday was *7 at'' -· Tampa and Fort Myers, Fla. ) Ordered to Meef. . __ . WASHINGTON U P 1 - Head Medical Meeting. 0 { all non-scheduled airlines hav The newly - formed Grecnsburg been ordered 'o Ti^t vijh (0' Emergency Medical Unit will meet''federal aviation officials on Dec y, a? 8 p m , Nov. !, m cify is to dfsaiss thfir safrf prat I Mil. tkss and financial condition. East German Reds Predict Overthrow of Stalinist Government in Albania By JOSEPH B. FLEMING United Prets International BERLIN f U P I ) -- The East German Communists, following he line laid down in Moscow, jurged the name and image of osef Stalin from their territory oday and predicted the, over- ian working class will come out on top . Communist police and workers went into action at 2 a.m. to wipe out all traces of Stalin. Fifty police roped off the area around the Stalin statue while workers removed it with huge cranes. By BRUCE W. MUNN United Press International UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. I UPD -- The General Assembly's main olitical committee planned to ote today on a proposal to de- are all Africa a nuclear-free rea and then begin its annual ebate on disarmament. Soviet Ambassador Valerian A. orin, Security Council president or November, delayed resump' on of the council's debate on the ongo until Wednesday because e planned a full-dress stalemenl n disarmamenl himself in the olitical committee today. The 103-nation committee had sefore il a resolution sponsored y 14 African countries calling on all powers: --To refrain from carrying out r continuing to carry out in Africa nuclear tests in any form. --To refrain from using the territory, territorial waters or air space of Africa in testing, storing or Iransporting nuclear weapons. -To consider and respect the continent of Africa as a de-nucle- arized neutral zone. The measure obviously was di reeled chiefly against France which has conducted low-yield atomic tests in the Sahara Desert despite a U.N, appeal not to do so. The United Stales and Brilain lave opposed it. Russia favors it. Philippines End Bloody Campaign Farmers To Dine Thursday hrow of Albania's Stalinist lead- As the sun rose, only the base The East Germans lore down hug' 1 of Stalin in East ee. Jerlm under cover of darkness nd changed the names of fac- ories, streets and cities that bore .he name of the late Soviet dictator. The East German youth newspaper Young World published statements by Red German leaders denouncing Albania. Horst Schumann, head of the Communist Youth Organization. ;aid Albania's leaders "have excluded themselves from the community of socialist nations" and 'are traveling the road to anti Communism." Predicts Ov«r!hr»w Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Heinz Kfssler sa:d, "SOWSPT or later healthy forces in Un AFha-ft- sonalify rait." of the monument still stood and that .too was ordered removed. Stalin Allpp. thp hie np\v East Berlin boulevard on which the statue stood, was renamed Karl Marx Allee and Frankfurter Al- _ cify of Sfalinstadl -- once Hailed by the Communists as Germany's "first socialist city"--was combinerl with Ftterstenberg and renamed Eisenhuetlenstadt. The East Berlin city council wiped the name of Stalin from an electrical apparatus factory, a subway station and an elevated train station. The Communists said (he measures were taken because of the 'violations of revolutionary legality and the seriom resuit* of this in the period of fh« Stalin per Lemont Furnace Man Fined $300 On Liquor Count UNIONTOWN -- Jack Jordan of Lemont Furnace was fined $300 and given six to 12 months in the Fayette County Jail with parole on payment of the fine and costs, on charges of violating .sidec Junior laws by allegedly taking part in a moonshine-manufacturing setup Sentence was imposed Monday by Judge Samuel J. Feigns. Others implicated in the operation, William H. and Jacob Lowcry Jr. of Mount Braddock, are scheduled to be sentenced at 10 a.m. Nov 22. Carl V. Schroycr and Stephen Groh of South Connelhville, charged with -pointing firearms in a "feud," were carh f-.r.cd $200 and placed on probation for a year. Each was ordered to post a 52.000 bond to keep Ihe peace. Judge Feigus warned that if there was further trouble he would deal narshly with them. Franklin n. Skelton of ConndJs- ville was given a $100 fine and costs or three to six months in the county jail on a drunken driving charge. Ralph M Hahn of Conover Ohio, was fined $50 and eosis by President Judge Eustace H Bane for carrying an unlicensed fire arm in his car. State police foum the .32 calibre automatic after ** tnjorM in » traffic a" cider)'; on Rwrte W, Ralph E. Patterson, extension agricultural engineer of Pennsy! vania Stale University, will ad dress the 47th annual mecling o Ihe Fayetle County Agricultur Extension Association at Curfe\ Grange Hall at Flatwoods at p.m. Thursday. Dinner will 1 served. Patterson's subject will be "Civ il Defense on the Farm." He wi discuss fallout proteclion on th farm, a theme of serious concern A highlight will be the sclcctio of this year's outstanding youn farmer by the Uniontown Junio Chamber of Commerce for th eighth consecutive year. The 4- king and queen for 1961 will b introduced. Don Stephens, asj ciation president, will preside. By ALBERT E. KAFF United Press International MANILA IUPD--Scattered violence broke out m the Philippines today during national presidential and congressional elections which capped one of the bloodiest political campaigns in this nation's history. One political worker was reported shot lo death by a policeman, "here were several reports of rmed intimidation and ballot box uffing. The mother of one con- ressional candidate was given a eavy body guard after being ireatened. Despite Ihe incidenls, a UPI orrespondent touring tense avite Province with Defense ecretary Alejo Santos reported y radio telephone that voting enerally was orderly. "There are many troops scat- ered at strategic points," hs aid. "The situation generally is eaceful. Voting is heavy because f fine weather." An estimaled 7 million or more olers cast ballols lo determine if 'resident Carlos P. Garcia, 65, of le Nacionalista parly, should remain in office or Vice President Diosdado Macapagal, 51, of the pposition Liberal parly, should ake over for the next four years. Both candidates are staunchly :n!i-Communisl and pro-American and the campaign was fought mainly on domestic issues. The Philippine News Service retried 39 persons were killed and 14 wounded m violence stemming rom the hot, 10-month campaign eadmg up to the election--a third ligher than the last two elections. At stake besides the presidency were the vice presidency -- which s decided separately -- all 95 seals in the House of Representatives and 8 of the 24 Senate seats. In the outgoing congress Garcia's Nacionalista parly had ab- solule majorities in both chambers--75 seats in the House and 16 in the Senate. Elections in the Philippines always have been marked by violence but this year appeared to be the roughest since the country gained independence from the United States in 19-46. Report U.N. Malayan Troops Surrounded By Congo Soldiers LEOPOLDVILLE U P I ) -- Maayan U. N. troops, outnumbered 10 to one. are surrounded at Hindu Airport by Congolese troops holding 13 Italian U. N airmen hostages, the United Nations said tod^y. A U. N. source said the Congolese have cut off the Malayans' airport water supply hut so far there had been no shooting. A joint military-civilian delegation from Leopoldville flew to Hindu, in Kivu Province, this morning (o try to ease the situation and arrange for the Italians' release. The mission included Stanley ville area army commander Gen Victor Lundula. The Congolese were reported to have sai «urrendT the Italians Industrial Group Will Dine Tonight The Industrial Division of the Chamber of Commerce will meet for dinner at Alretta's at 6:30 o clock tonight A talk on "Unemployment Com- cnsation" will follow a short uisiness meeting. Soldier Killed. FT. BENNING, Ga. One soldier was killed and an- ilhcr injured Monday when a 90- millimelcr shell blew up inside a ank during a training exercise. The explosion killed David F. Bentley, 24, Riverside, Calif., and nirrror) Pvf Medina, Ohio. thpy only if Lwndula foid them to. The Weather Cloudy and turning colder today with showers r.nd intermittent ram, high 54-50: cloudy and cool tonight with scattered showers, 1 o w 40-46; Wednesday mostly cloudy with a few showers and continued cool is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsylvan- Tewperatwre Record W1 1«M Maximum 70 58 Minimum *^ * Mean ,,... 57 S«

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