The Daily Item from Sunbury, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1958 · 1
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sill Sim " ""THt WEATHER""' P Fair and cmI ftnight with low it 1741 Sunday much tunthln . with warm aftarnaon tampara- ' turn. Hlghaat M ta IS. OF IERVICI TO ALU CONTROLLED IY NONI Cohering Four Countiee Northumberland, Montour, Snyder and Union Every Lkiy VOL XXI - No. 163. PMt Oaka Sunaar Pa. . Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Saturday, July 12, 1958 PRICE S3 Woman Crushed To Death Under Auto Wreckage . Watsontown Trucker In Fatal Mishap At 7mlty HaU Killing Lock k Haven Woman. A Watsontown truck' driver was : '".. involved in an'a'ccideht Friday in ": .'.which i Lock Haven woman lost , her life on Route 322, a mile north ,. of Amity Hall. : v ' Carl F. Barnwell, 27, of 11 South . Main Street. Watsontown, was driving south behind a car driven by Frederick Seaman, 83, ot Enola, when the latter vehicle struck the left side of the north bound car of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Piper, of Lock Haven, forcing the Piper car into the path of Barn well s truck. - Mrs. Piper was thrown from the car, which was completely demol ished, and was crushed to death under the wreckage. Her hus band was rushed to the Harris- burg Hospital, where he was list ed as in satisfactory condition today. Trooper Alexander J. Kaczmar czyk, of the Pennsylvania State Police, investigated the accident Barnwell is a driver for ttie Watsontown Trucking Company. It is understood that he was on a trip Friday for the Glen-Gery Brick Company of Watsontown. wHis truck was loaded with brick. . Officials of ;' the trucking company were in the Amity Hall-Liv erpool area today to conduct an . investigation of the crash. It is 1 understood that Barnwell was ex-1 onerated of all blame. miS DEATH ON TRAIV Auto Layoffs Blamed For Spurt In Claims WASHINGTON (AP) - Summer layoffs in the auto industry are held largely to blame for a audden spurt in new claims for unemployment benefits. The government reported Fii day that new claims rose by 100,900 during the week ended July 5 to a total of 467,200. The rise was smaller than the 103,600 for the corresponding week a year ago, when the total went to 339,' 800. Unemployment among workers i n s u r e d for jobless benefits reached another 1958 low for the a reek ended June 28, The report aid the total declined by 59,200 to 2,551,700. It was the 11th traight weekly drop. . - - 'r . fV I . -v:, A -iriri I Sat. Alex RudviUe, commanding officer of the Selinsgrove State Police detail, covers the body of Frank Oollatz, 79, Rome, N. Y., following the accident Friday at. 1:30 p. m. in which the aged man was . fatally injured. ' The accident occurred on Rts. 11-15 just north of Port Trevorton when a tire on Collatz oar blew out, sending the car careening into a steel guard rail, mSIMHT 6DJ MtmiU TO BS0THEH Interviewers Go Into Field For Reassessing Job Visitation Phase Of Tax Equalization Program " Expected "Tor Require Tear To Finish. f. Field workers have begun ex haustive tours of taxable prop erty in Northumberland County to verify, locations and descriptio.i of each as the effort to gather information for "permanent records with which to eventually administer a hew -equalized assessment program In the county continues. Aerial photography phase of the work has been corriDleted. Tax Man & Pa PUisJ WAH1TU1U1N: fresiaetlt IJsenhOWer shirts farPWP 1 - In h hiirffh with ftffir nnW iha brother, Dr. Milton Eisenhower, and his niece. Ruth.. 19. who call- direction of David Williams in;!a 8l. we wnU use today prior to their departure for Central rthe Court House Annex has tak- r";""- fisennower wiu serve as "the President's personal icHisciuauve uuruig uie oniciai iour wnicn Degins in ranama. (UPI Telephoto) , (If : en aerial photographs of the en tire county. These photographs show buildings, property lines, and roads, and the area and di mensions of the properties de first thought the dead man was a resident of Tampa, Fla. How ever, it is believed he was vacationing in that state. He was traveling alone. - UpturiuSigns Seen Despite Business Lull GoldnMG PeaceFeeler On Contempt Senior Democrat On Committee Says Citation May Never Be Voted. By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP)-Rep. John Bell Williams (D-Miss) tendered a peace feeler to Bernard Goldfine today. He indicated a contempt citation may not be voted for some me if at all. I We are not anxious to cite Announcement Closes Administration . Ranks On Proposal. By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen. Wil liam F. Knowilanri (R-flalifl nnj v him." said Williams, a senior i;,inj tnA, i .... llhmrvtf- " Democrat on a House subcommittee investigating relations between Boston millionaire Goldfine and Sherman Adams, President Eisenhower's chief aide Williams said "we are much more anxious; to get the Information" about-some of Goldfine's finances information which Goldfine has refused to give so far on groundk R is not relevant (Continued on, page 4) . m .. 4 ; Tmm oninmnKilo rocriotnatinn .nrHo fniinH in thp far it ucac at UneO On these maps Will be (X icimuieu grapniuauy irom aeier- ence to deeds and through inter viewing the property owners Half million dollar reassessment program has been undertaken by the County (mrnissioners in order to abide by an act 'of the State - Legislature- requiring -uni form tax - assessment systems throughout the Commonwealth. Field workers of the firm are currently . interviewing property owners in West Chillisquaque, Lower Auguata, and Jackson rownsnips. Mr. wuiiams indicated that the task of compiling complete and accurate de cryptions of all the properties in the county ' may take a year. Major factors involved are those of weather and public attitude. He revealed that the properties located in townships along the Susquehanna River will be the first objectives, with an eye on interviewing the owners there while the summer season is still present. Likewise, the outlying areas of the county will be visited by the field representatives before winter, when it is planned that the areas nearer the Court House wil be the objectives It is absolutely necessary, it was noted, that the residents of the county realize that co-operation with the interviewers is essential to the success of the ef fort to abolish the out-moded pre sent system ot assessment. It was also stressed by the County Commissioners that these interviewers are carrying identifica tion cards bearing a ,seal and the signatures of- the commissioners or chief clerk. , Residents, of the county are urged to fully co-operate with these men in the spirit of public duty, but are likewise! warned not to pay any attention to any persons not bearing the proper identification. It is feared that some unscrupulous persons might endeavor to take advantage ot misrepresentation in an effort to secure confidential informa tion. Information which the field workers ascertain will be recorded and eventually permanent re cords of the exact description of the counties properties will be made, and the new assessment program instituted. The county assessor's office has furnished the tax map service with copies of the tax duplicates for use in tying in the present assessments and property descrip tions with the parcels of land which the firm has recorded on its maps., After the work of the tax map firm has progressed sufficiently, representatives of the firm of Cole, Layer, and Trumble, of Dayton, Ohio, will begin" the ap praisal work. All property factors will be used in determining the valuation. Valuations will be determin- (CQntinued on page 4) Commerce Secretary Ticks Off Encouraging Prospects In News Par-ley. By WALTER BREEDE JR. AP Business News Writer NEW YORK (AP) , - The ec onomy settled down into a summer lull this week. But while most lines loafed, along in a mid-July torpor, signs that could mean a fall upturn flickered on the busi ness horizon like heat lightning in the summer sky. Commerce Secretary Sinclair Knowland Fights Curb On Tariffs administration's fight against a move to restrict presidential tariff powers ' Knowland, the Senate" Republican leader, said in an interview he will oppose a proposal to give Congress final say over whether the president may reject Tariff Commission recommendations for higher tariffs or import quotas to (Continued on page 4) Weeks ticked off some of these favorable indicators in his first news conference since the reces; sion began. They included: Industrial production on the up beat. ... Employment totals and hours worked per week in the nation's manufacturing industries on - the rise again. , . . - Consumers and businessmen more confident than they've been some time. Weeks volunteered this hopeful forecast: There won't be much change in the economy in the summer vacation months, but "a definite upswing seems in the cards for fall." Wall Street seemed to share the commerce secretary's optimism. Jolted momentarily by a cut in the Ford dividend, the stock mar ket came back strong and finished with the averages at a new high for the year. Lending support to predictions of a fall pickup was the prospect of a king-sized cash flow deficit in the federal government's new fiscal year. Between now and next July, Un cle Sam is expected to pour 12 to 14 billion dollars more into the ec onomy than he takes out in taxes and other revenue. This wil. plunge the treasury into a sea of red ink. However, say the experts, if the recession has really touched bot tom a cash transfusion of such magnitude should give business a powerful boost. Defense contracts made news again this week. Boeing Airplane Co. received contracts totaling more than 320 million dollars' for jet bombers and parts: Douglas Aircraft got a $12,613,800 award for rockets for jet fighter planes. Closer to the consumer front, manufacturers of furniture,, type writers, housewares and small ap pliances reported that new orders are finally picking up. The latest government statistics tell the story: Total retail spend- ( Continued on page 4) Hu Nose nt For Cone Given Ud By Air Force Parked Car Hit, Woman Injured Woman Of 69 Boasts Of Tree As Special Hobby Climbing PCTTSTOWN. Pa. (AP) - How many women of 69 tan climb a tree and like Jt? - MrSv Sadie Brown does. ' Even the thought of it makes her nerve tip tingle. For it's a challenge. And Mrs. Brown five feet even, 117 pounds and still Bupple is no woman to shrug of! a chaHenge. ',-. A widow for. four years, Mrs. Brown now gives full scope to her bobby. Hobby? It's practicably a calling. - . , , She conf ided in an interview to- day that her husband was somewhat teas than thrilled by her fTea of fun That cramped her Vyle a little. . . ' "Guess it was my great, confidence that finally made him see the light, but even then be fret-! ' ted," she related. "I never could gee why. After all, I've never " spilled out of a Jree yet And Tve - been shinnymg up trees U tall ones, too, 70 feet and more for-a food many years oa this farm." Mrs. Brown lives in the 75-year-old farmhouse where she was born. ' Her climbing urge ties in with another passion; that of picking cnerries. ' It was suggested that there are easier ways of gathering them. "Not for me," she shot back. "No ladders or shakedown for me. Let the teen-agers play it soft. The best of them can't climb more than half the distance I can." DOG TO GET MEDAL HUNTINGTON; W.iVa..(AP) King, a 4-year-old , floppy-eared beagle; is a hero and Mayor Firemen Called To Wash Gas From Watsontown Crash Site. A woman was injured and damage amounting to about $450 resulted from an accident today about 12:45 a.m. on North Main -Street in Watsontown,-4)et ween Eighth and Ninth Street. ' A car, operated by Bernard Millheim, 4 Main Street, Mont gomery, traveling north, crashed into the sedan of Barron J. Harris, which was parked in front of his r e s i d e n c e at 808 Main Street, Watsontown. The parked auto was pushed about 50 feet north on the street and the Mill heim machine veered about and crashed into a tree in front of the Harris dwelling. ' Mrs." Nellie Millheim,- 40, wife ' (Continued on page 4) Search Fails To Turn U p Mouse Passenger In Vast Atlantic Ocean. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. WU The search for the Thor-Able nose cone and its tiny mouse passen ger was abandoned today by the Air force. . The Air Force made this an nouncement at 10:45 a.m. (EST): "Efforts to recover the nose cone of the, Thor-Able. missile lanuched at the Atlantic missile range Wednesday-evening-ha ve been discontinued. Seriate Approves Big Housing Bill Today's Grins Fallout Recovery Takes Centuries Genetic Damage For , 26 To 40 Generations, Scientists Find. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AT1STFAJ TVr fAPl population, could recover from Ir fallout from thermonuclear bombs EDMONTON. Ata. l Civil defense officials were demon strating how fast a new mobile communications unit could go to work in an emergency. They called " the show "Exercise Pronto." They turned the unit on. The power failed. Undaunted, they' switched to the emergency gaso- but it might take 500 to 900 years two University of Texas scientists said Friday. Dr. Wilson S. Stone and Florence D. Wilson reached this conclusion from a study of fruit flies. The flies were exposed to direct radiation at Bikini, Ronegelap and Rongerik in the Marshall Islands and at Ponape in the eastern Caroline Islands. -... .... All the islands are in, or near. the UvS. government's Pacific proving ground area. The univer sity geneticists conducted , their BAL,11MUK un u u K e, a 400-pound, handsome royal Bengal tiger too ornery for circus work, has found a temporary new home in the Baltimore Zoo next , door to Duchess. "If they don't seem to be antagonistic then we'll put them in the same cage," Zoo Director Arthur Watson said. The object is matrimony. ALBUQUERQUE OB A man named Fountain Works was appointed sales" manager of an Al buquerque soft dnok bottling com-l study under contract with the pany, Atomic Energy commission. . . . Descendants of men who sur- CALAIS, Vt. IB -The station vive on the fringe of tbermonu- waenn bplonpinir n Rmth Harold Frankel wili award thej clear bomb target areas would son 0f nearby Websterville got dog a medal for saving the lives have to evolve through 26 to 40;tuck in a nft chmilrior and n of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Burd;2enerations before evidence of se- he attempted to work it free the ug Housing Dl Present Form Of Bill Going To House Oppos ed By Ike. . WASHMC-TON (AP)-The Sen ate has' sped to the House a 2,-475,000,000 omnibus housing bill in a form strongly opposed by the Eisenhower administration. The. measure, carrying authori zations for a variety of federal housing programs, . goes well beyond President Eisenhower's rec ommendations. The Senate passed it bv voice vote Friday after swiftly adopting several amendments without dis cussion. Before the final vote, Sen. Pres-cott Bush (R-Conn) said Eisen- howr might veto the bill if the House passes it in Rs present shape. It is uncertain what the House will do with the bill. Sen. John Sparkman (D-A!a), floor manager for the measure, hailed it as a means to help solve housing problems of the elderly. of low and middle income fami lies, of slum dwellers, and of the country's colleges. . I Major new money authoriza tions in the bill are: " $1,800,000,000 in federal grants for urban renewaL or s'um clearance" over a six-year period. 400 million for college dormitory wans. ' 1501 million for direct loans to veterans. 125 million for college classroom and laboratory loans. The latter item embodies a new program. In addition to the 12S million for direct loans, 'he bill would permit the government to guarantee 250 million additional in private loans for college class- ( Continued on page 4) Ships And Plants Starch CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Three Air Force telemetry ships and six planes searched Atlantic waters for the third straight day today for an advanced nose cone and a tiny white mouse fired 6,000 miles through space. The search units were looking for a small recovery package a dot in the wide expanse of ocean Deyona Ascension Island, some 1,000 miles off the coast of Africa, The package would pinpoint the location of the submerged nose cone which successfully re - entered the earth's atmosphere after an intercontinentaUlighLinla mightyThor-Able rocket. Capt. E. M: Griffith, Thor-Able project officer, announced that a small radio beacon inside the recovery package had exceeded its life expectancy. The beacon, which at first beep ed out weak signals sporadically, was a vital. part of the recovery operation. -The mouse, nicknamed Laska was alive 22 minutes after the missile blasted away, Griffith said. The 6,000 mile flight took only about 30 minutes. "We received telemetry data on the mouse here at Cape Canaveral for 22 minutes, Griffith ex plained. "At that time the heart beat was good. The main mission of the spec tacular launching was to obtain re-entry data at Intercontinental Ballistic Missile range for use in advanced nose cone design. Crewmen aboard two surface ships and two planes spotted the mushroom shaped nose cone as it streaked back from space like a comet and splashed into the ocean. Ikb' s '.Brother-" Tate; Iff; For; Dr. Milt Bid Fare, well To Dwight At White House, Agrees To Meet Panama Students. WASHINGTON, (AP)-Dr. Mil ton Eisenhowerjook off today on a good will tour of Central America that he hopes will 'provide a basis for a new look at U.S. poli cies in inai area. The President's brother, who said goodbye to President Eisen hower at the White House just be fore taking off on his special mission, also told newsmen he would be glad to talk with Panama col lege students who requested an in terview with him. Dr. Eisenhower said he would talk with them at the U.S. Embassy in Panama City. , . He apparently wasmnaware that the students had turned down an invitation to meet him at the embassy and instead, asked him to come to the university. The student group that wishes to talk with .Eisenhower is opposed to the present regime in Panama. Dr. Eisenhower also made pub lic his official, itinerary Some sources had believed it was held up because of security. The State Department said Friday- night, however, it was delayed because final details were not completed. Eisenhower s 19-year old daugh ter, Ruth, is accompanying him on the trip. They are due at 6 Refusal To Free 9 Takes On Somber Tone State Department Aid Tells Russian Ambassador USSR Trying To Blackmail U. S. By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER - WASHINGTON (AP) - Moscow's repeated refusal to obtain freedom for nine American soldiers held in East Germany threatened today to blow up into a first class row between the United States and Russia. Deputy Undersecretary of State RobertMurphytoldSovieLAm- bassadpr Mikhail Menshikov Friday that the Soviet government is permitting East German authori ties to use the nine captive Americans to blackmail this country while denying Russia's own re sponsibility for their return to the West. . - Continuation of this situation, Murphy sharply told the ambas- V sador, "can only worsen the rela- . tions of the Soviet Union and the United - States to the profit of neither country." In the same session with tha Soviet envoy, Murphy .also delivered a stern protest against , Soviet shooting, down of an un- p.m. in Panama City for a four-armed U.S. transport plane oa (Continued on page 4) (Continued on page i ThorMissile Fired To Test Cone Recovery BIG MONEY FOR BOY, 12 LOS ANGELES (AP) - For a little boy, 12-year-old Johnny Crawford will soon be making big money. The 57-inch, 70-pound child- actor went to court and warned Berserk Man, 73, Murders Woman 3 Others Wounded In Lumbering T own-Man Commits Suicide. SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A 73-year-old man went berserk in this small north Idaho lumbering community Friday night, killing one woman and himself and wounding three men. Bonner County police officers identified the man as Emu 01-konon. Shot dead as she sat eating cake and ice cream at a lunch counter in a tavern-cafe was Mrs. Ruth Tanner, 66 The owner of the tavern, Robert Hunter, 48, was wounded in the neck. A second man, Bud McMertery, was vound-ed as he fled towards the back door. Sandpoint Police Chief George Elliott was wounded in the chest and leg as officers laid siege to OHconon's barricaded home, where he had taken refuge after the shootings. The wounded men were not be lieved seriously hurt. No reason could be given for Ol konon's actions. Air Force VieWt Launching From Cape Canaveral Site As Success. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The Air force successfully fired the Thor Intermediate Range Bal listic - Missile - some -1 ,500 - miles through space today in a test aimed at lecbvering a tactical nose cone. An official spokesman said some four hours after 'he missila blasted skyward that . the nose cone had landed in a predeter mined impac area. Attempts will be made to recover a speca: data capsule carried inside the cone. The missile reportedly was as close to the operational version of the Thor as test purpose permit. It was the 16th Thor fired in the Air Force's IRBM development program that began early in 1957. The stubby nose cone a pro totype of the warhead that will top an operational Thor was set to separate from the missile during the ballistic flight. The 65-foot rocket thrust up ward from a huge pool of yellow flame at 1:36 a.m. (EST). It was a yellow torch in the sky for Vk minutes before engine burnout occurred and the missile coasted out of view. Wednesday a Thor-Able rocket pushed a nose cone and its mouse -passenger 6,000 miles through space. A search for the nose cone Baseball Results (Continued on page 4) Nov. 17 when a fire destroyed their home. King's barking , 1 ' awakened members of the family j Graat Stage Shew Tamwrw ' and they were abla to get out At ROLLING GREEN PARK 8'cly. I George Tbomaa School of Dance car slipped, rolled down an embankment and overturned tiree times. Lawson jumped free. The car was demolished. Six cases of dynamite in the ear failed to detooata (DU!U Ob lob'riii)'T . AMEEICAN LEAOUI FRIDAY'S BESUlTt ' Nav Trk II, CltTCUaa I ItotUa , Ckkar 1 Wuaiaftaa , I JUmm Cltr it RilUuri, rtla J.:. HillONAI? LEAGUE , -" niDAT'R RESULT! FHUkarfh 7, Chitaf. t MUwsahM 7, Lw An fin 4 la rraacitc 1, C1wHU 4 (IS hi-. alfi L Laali f, PIUI1 ( JOIN OUR NEW MERCHANDISE CLUS . ROSENBLUM'8 . SWISS GO ATOMIC BERN, Switzerland (AP)-Neu approval of a television contract tral little Switzerland has decided is still on in the Atlantic. that " coiild pay him $115,000 by that it cannot afford not lo have The Douglas missile is expected 1962, if ad: his options are picked tactical nuclear weapons because, to provide the first stage for aa up. I other nations are getting them. , Ar Force moon shot in August. Guard Units Uave For Ft Knox Pennsylvania National Guardsmen from three areas, Sunbury, Lewisburg and Danville, left Sunbury Friday evening via Pennsylvania - Railroad for a two-week summer encampment at Fort Knox, Ky. The men will return July 26. An estimated 182 men departed from here. . . Making the trip were Company B, Sunbury, Company I, Lewisburg; and Tank Company, Third Battalions-Danville. AH-areun-der 104th Armored Cavalry. From the Sunbury National Guard, a total of 52 men, 49 enlisted personnel and three officers. made the trip. From Lewisburg. 70, and from Danville, 60. Lt. Edward S.. Fisher is commanding officer of Sunbury con tingent. Captain Sylvester Venti- miglia. commanding officer of Lewisburg unit, and Lt. William Schott, commander, DnnVilie unit Schott is acting commanding offi ce? in uie absence of Ralph Bal-. (Continued on pag 4) Part of Sunbury'a National Guard masses at Pennsylvania Railroad Depot in the city Friday evening prepratoiir to leaving for two weeks training at Ft Knox. Men say farewell to, their familie. ' .

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