The Gettysburg Times from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on February 17, 1955 · Page 12
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, February 17, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT THE GETTYSBURG TIMES, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1955 ABOUT 100 AGED WOMEN DIE IN FIRE IN JAPAN BEFORE DAWN By JOHN RANDOLPH YOKOHAMA, Japan W) -- About 100 aged women died in flaming: agony today when a flash fire roared through a Roman Catholic old ladies' home before dawn. There were · only 46 survivors, police said. Nearly all were burned or injured in jumps frpm the Bec- /ond floor of their two-story wooden ' dormitory, declared a fire' hazard in 1953. Several were in critical condition. "I could do nothing," a survivor cried. "I can hear their screams. Hot! . . . Hot! . . . Help! . . . Help!'" Mostly Old Women The inmates were mainly pitiful old Japanese "women without families. Their ages ranged from 60 to 96. It was Japan's worst building fire since the Pacific war air, raids. Sister Umeko Sugiyama, 42, a iiun, died when she dashed back flito the burning building to carry out another of her charges. The home, a converted Japanese army barracks, was part of the convent of the Garden of Our Lady, belonging to the Francisco Missionaries of Mary, an international Catholic order. Blame Wiring Yokohama police said the blaze apparently started wih defective · wiring at 4:30 ajn. Heat and sparks ignited a two-story chapel and two other buildings. They too burned to the ground. The main convent housing 101 nuns and novices, mainly Japanese, was spared. In the "Yokohama, National Hospital, the suffering survivors mingled Christian "Our Lady" and "Amens" with -chants-of, "Namu amlda btitsu" -- the Buddhist prayer of mercy for the dying. v Chiho Hamada, 86, told how the oldest resident, 95-year-old Mrs. Machi Okuni, died. "I Am Old Enouch* "We were awakened--only to see flames and smoke all around. "Okuni-san looked about her and said, 'I am old enough to die.' "Then she held up her bed quilt to keep the flames back and let the others escape." ^C««Ysbur« Motor Club ^ A**** VMt 'nJM»*tA*, *vfdM«*Jif Though the story of Thomas Edison has been told and retold many times and in many ways, the scenes where he fashioned his long line of inventions are becoming steadily more popular today as travel attractions on the American scene. One of the lesser known of these, but rising steadily in interest and attendance, is the Edison Museum at West Orange, New Jersey, including the laboratory, library and machine shop where the great inventor spent the major portion of his time. Of the other settings, Greenfield Village, at Dearborn, Michigan, probably is the best known and most visited. There Edison's friend and admirer, Henry Ford, has restored the Menlo Park laboratory and the railroad station where Edison worked as a lad. In another section of the country, at Fort Myers, Florida, Edison's winter home, gardens and laboratory are "now open. Besides the shop and laboratory, the 14 acres of garden reflect another side of Edison -- bis interest in rare trees, ferns and flowers from all parts of the world. "Cradle Of Industry" Elsewhere, elements of Edisonia are on display at leading industrial collections, such as the Eastman Museum at Rochester, New York. But it remain for the group of buildings at West Orange, where Edison »et up aoop la 1M7, to be known u the "cradle of American industry." In every corner it recount* the engrossing story of Edison's engineering achievements In the original chemical laboratory, for example, nothing ha,been changed since Edison's ' death in 1991. Half-filled chemical bottles, experiments in th» making, the littered work desk and - his acid stained lab coat on the hanger make his presence strongly felt. Even in his eighties, he sometimes , worked here sixteen and eighteen hours a day. When sleep became imperative, he would retire to an old cot in the library rather than go the few blocks to his home. The challenge and romance of invention are manifest at the Museum. Having brought the incandescent light into being, Edison found this was not quite enough and proceeded to devise a practical system for distributing electricity and illumination to cities. "Writing HT Daylight" On display is a model of the first central station, opened in downtown New York in 1882. Reports- of that hour showed that its light was "more brilliant than gas and a hundred times steadier." In the offices of the New York Times, where men had "battered their eyes sufficiently by years of night work," it seemed "almost like writing in daylight." Another interesting item on display is the original phonograph which employed a tinfoU cylinder and a blunt, polished steel needle. Into this Edison recited "Mary had a little lamb"- -- the first time sound was ever reproduced. Other inventions shown include the stock ticker; an incandescent lamp operating on the "Edison effect" principle, which is the basis of electronics, and several^of his improvements on the telegraph, tele- phone and typewriter. Edison also was responsible for the "kinetograph," the firat camera with a continuing tape-like film, which made it posible to take and reproduce motion pictures. In fact, the first movie studio, called the "Black Maria," was set up here. It was reconstructed last year, complete with, rotating spindle to capture the light of the sun through an opening in the roof.. Early Edison films are now shown in the studio as part of the guided tour. Operated By Foundation The Museum is maintained and operated by the Thomas Edison Foundation, whose trustees include distinguished inventors, engineers and industrialists, who knew and worked with the great inventor. The president of- the Foundation is Charles F. Kettermg, while the executive director is Vice Admiral Harold G. Bowen, retired, who formerly headed the Navy's Bureau of Engineering and the Naval Research Laboratory. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from. 9:30 to 11:30 and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is 50 cents per person, with children under 12 admitted free. CONTINUE FORGERY CHARGE PHILADELPHIA. Uft--U. S. District Court Judge John W. Lord Jr. yesterday continued a f o r g e r y charge against William Henry Walters, Spring Mount, Pa., until the defendant obtains a lawyer. A TT.S. treasury check is involved. LIFELONG BUSINESS KANSAS CITY OB -- Abe.Gold- stem began his career as a newsboy when he was 7 and kept at it the rest of his life. He died yesterday at 72. Truman, Acheson Are Still In Accord KANSAS crnr -C*-Aftr' being out of office more than two yean, Harry 8. Truman and. his former ·ecretary of state Dean Acheson are ·till in agreement. ' - Achewn, visiting the 'Trumans this week, appeared at a press con ference with the former President yesterday. Truman, who is_70, was asked about his future plans. He replied with a quip he's used before: "I shall run for president the year I'm 90." Said Acheson: "JOT Mr. Truman is elected at 90, I *hall be .happy to KAISE PIIONE BOOTH KATI - HARROSlBURa W --The Buffalo Valley Telephone Co. of Lewistourg today has Public 'Utility Commission authorization to x double its five cent-'public toll booth charge on i Feb. 28, The company serves 5,700 customers in Northumberland and Union counties. The PTJC said the increase would bring the company's charge into line of other telephone companies in Pennsylvania. The utility estimated the increase wiia produce an extra $583 a year. serve with him." Both' feel Adlal Stevenson is the best choice for the 1956 Democratic presidential candidate. Northwestern Adds Pair Of Coaches EVANBTON, HI. »)--North western University added a pair of assistant football coaches to its staff on Tuesday--one from the east and another from its own back yard. Athletic director Ted Payseur announced that Nathan Johnson of Brookfield High in suburban Chicago and Al Pesek, head football coach ata Grove City (Pa.) College, would assist * head football coach Lou Saban. Johnson, a former University of Illinois tackle, will be assistant line coach and Pesek will be backfield coach. Pesek, 37, served under Paul DBNY MUGGING CMABOM PHILADELPHIA (A--Two younf sailors accused of mu«fin« and kidnapping motorists "while hitchhiking in the Philadelphia area pleaded innocent yesterday before U.S. 'District Court Judge John W. Lord Jr. No trial datp was set. The sailors are Milford Wade Eutsey, 20, Chester, Pa., and Roger Lee Henrikson, 19, of Quincy, Mass. There were 10 counts in the indictment. Brown at Great Lakes during the war years and later coached at' Bacyrus (Ohio) High and Hiram (Ohio)' College. He played at Capital University at Columbus, Ohio. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City now earns two- thirds of its annual income of almost 154 million dollars. EXPECT SENATE TO FOLLOW SUIT ON PAY BOOST WASHINGTON (*)--Leaders predicted today thh« Senate will follow the House lead In voting a substantial pay boost for memberi of Congress and federal Judges. The House voted 283-118 yesterday to give the 96 senators and 435 representatives a $10,000 an- naul boost to $25,000. Comparable raises are Included for the vice- president, the House speaker, all federal Judges and U.S. attorneys. Sen. Clement* (D-Ky) meting majority leader, said the Senate probably will take up its version of the pay raise next week. Heary Majority The bill approved by a heavy majority In the Senate Judiciary Committee would give members of Congress a $7,600 increase to $22,500. Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn), who beaded a subcommittee which conduced hearings on the question, told a reporter today he believes the Senate will pass its bill "by a substantial margin." He said "at the moment" his plan is to stick to the Senate bill, "then work out our differences in conference." Mail Is Against It Sen. George (D-Ga), dean of the Senate and its president pro tem, and Sen. Bridges (R-NH), senior Republican member, support the raise to $22,500. However, one senator who has backed a pay boost said in an interview today his mail is running heavily against it and that, while visiting to his state last week, he found people "bitter" aboi i4 i it. This senator, asking not to be named, indicated he may vote "no." The pay bill sailed through he House with relatively light opposition. moult)' DEMONSTRATION Friday and Saturday CHUCK ROAST Blade Cut SIRLOIN STEAK PORK LOIN ROAST TASTY BRAND LEAN SLICED BACON Sport Shorts CLEVELAND Uft -- The Cleveland Indians said today that infielder Stan Pawloski had. signed a contract for the 1955 sea-son. Terms were not made public. Pawlowsk! batted .280 In 55 games with Indianapolis l*t year softer being discharged from the Army. His home is«, Pa.. PROCTOR and GAMBLE DUZ f CORN COUNTRY BUTTER In Quarters 69c JACK FROST GRANULATED SUGAR WULIAMSPORT, Pa. tiff--Sale of Umpire Walter Doyle to th« American Assn. wa* announced today by Tommy Richardson, president of the Eastern Baseball League. Doyle, 29, from Irwin, Pa., has bean umpiring the iMt s^vcn years. Including' the last four to the Class A Eastern. Previously he worked in th« Georgia state and CuroUna The number of households in the United States increased » per cent from 1M» «· 1M*. NEW LOW! 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