The Tribune from Scranton, Pennsylvania on December 6, 1969 · 12
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Saturday, December 6, 1969
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12 Sal., Dee. 6, 1969 Gold Policy Working Well ' Record Lows Hit " : On Free Markets " ' By FRED COLEMAN - LONDON (AP) The price ,of gold dropped to record lows on Europe's free markets Fri-"day, underscoring concern that successful defense of the American dollar may now be working too well. --' ; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury David M. Kennedy is ex-' pected to concentrate on this new gold problem during his current round of talks with European finance ministers and central bankers. He confers here with British officials Saturday. ' On the free markets in London, Zurich and Frankfurt gold was selling at new lows, only slightly above the $35 an ounce rate at which government central banks exchange the metal. Bankers say that if the free market price falls below $35, the present two-tier system for selling gold may have to be revised. The problem now is exactly the opposite of the one faced 22 months ago during a speculative rush into gold, when the free markets were established. At that time, speculators were exchanging paper money for gold, hoping for an increase in the official price and a quick profit. Government banks had to dip Into gold reserves to meet the demand for the metal. Their -paper money weakened as they .dealt out the gold reserves backing it. The United States opposed 'raising the official price of gold because this would have devalued the dollar and other paper money. The problem now is that if 'gold dips below $35 an ounce on the free markets, some central banks may be tempted to buy cheaply there and sell for a profit at the official rate, imperiling the two-tier system. The Scranton Trlhund GREENBACKS GALORE Now Mom you can buy that new coat, Donald Dahibleck, 13, of Boston, told his mother, Mrs, Helen Dahibleck, as he dumped nearly $1,000 from his jacket. Donald, son of an unemployed painter, found the money Thursday in an abandon'd row of garages near his home. His father, Robert, said hed been tempted to keep the money, but It belonged to somebody and he notified the police. If no one makes a valid claim within a year, the money will go to the finder and Donald can get his mother a new coat next year. (UPI Telephoto) Hold Clianiikali Banquet Sunday A Chanukah banquet,, jointly sponsored by Maehzikeh Hadus Ohev Zedek and Penn-Monrue congregations, will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. inthe Jewish Community Center. Jack .Plotkin, president of Penn-Monroe Synagogue,' and banquet chairman, has announced that Philip Harris will be toastmaster. Assisting Plotkin are Leonard Stahler, president of Machzikeh Hadas, and Jack Fink, president ot Ohev Zedek. Other committee members are: Mesdames Jo seph Spitalnick, Mack Freidlin, Sikey Landy, Samuel Blum, Sam Mendlovitz, Moshe Fink, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shapiro, Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Klein, A1 Brink, Frank Weber, Harry Kaufman and Ftlmore Rosen-stem. Rabbi Mordecai Shapiro will be the main speaker. Gene Brenner, New York City, will be humorist. Prrsrnfetl ly New Croup Tlionler TheBoyF riencl Given ion Both Would Mean 73 Pet. Increase Netv Jersey Blue Cross Puilies forSecondHike TRENTON (AP) - New Jersey Blue Cross, which is being granted a temporary rate increase of 28.5 per cent until iEIizabeth Rady Stricken Fatally Mrs. Elizabeth M. Rady, 516 Orchard St., died unexpectedly ; Friday night at home after suffering a heart attack. Bom in South Scranton, daughter of the late John and . Elizabeth Philbin Shea, she was j a member of the Church of the I Nativity and its Altar and Ro-Jsaiy Society. Prior to retiring she was an employe of the Scranton Transit Co. Surviving are a daughter, ; Elizabeth, at home and several cousins. The funeral will be at a time J to be announced from the Fran-; cis P. Eagan Funeral Home, 219 Ptttston Ave., with, mass in the church of the Nativity. Inter-ment. Cathedral Ceqietery. Emma Soulsby Dies After Illness Mrs. Emma M. Soulsby, 117 Beverly Drive, Clarks Summit RD, died Friday in Scranton Convalescent Home after an illness. Her husband, Thomas, died in 1930. Born in England, she resided in' Scranton 60 years and in Clarks Summit the past four years. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Howard Murphy, Clarks Summit; four sisters, Mrs. George Ambler, Mrs. Frederick Williams, Mrs. Albert Hall and Mrs. John Gilliland, England; four' grandchildren "and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd by Rev. Vemn Searfoss, rector. Interment, Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Clair W. DeGraw Funeral Home, 2031 Green Ridge St., Durtmore, Sunday 2 to 4, 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd. May 1, asked Friday for another increase of 35.2 per cent after that. The request, was presented to Horace J. Bryant, the state commissioner of banking and insurance, who emphasized that it was only a request and not an approval. Bryant approved temporary rate hike, which went into effect December 1, after Blue Cross asked for a 44.3 per cent increase to offset rising hospital costs. That original increase was scheduled to go into effect in October. Blue Cross said in a, statement circulated with the reequest that it now has an operating deficit of about $18 million, which it says will grow to $22 million by May 1. It also claimed that its reserves dropped last June below the $100,000 limit required by state law. ' The request for the 35 per cent increase would be in addition to the temporary 28 per cent increase, leaving a total, if the rate hike is approved, more than 73 per cent higher than what the payments were a year ago. The total 73 per cent hike comes from adding the two increases compounded by the difference in the periods over which the two rate hikes would take effect. Pulled From Car, Beaten by Three A South Scranton man was pulled from his car and beaten by three young men Thursday night after leaving a bar on Green Ridge Street. The victim, James Walsh, 58, 1011 Cedar Ave., was treated at State Hospital where he received two sutures for a cut on the bridge of his nose and care for cuts of the face and mouth, three broken teeth and a broken nose. Walsh told Patrolmen Leo Doyle Jr. and Jerome Patrick he was leaving Ross Tavern at 7:30 p.m. when he was assaulted. He said he could not identify two of his attackers 'but knew Che third as James McLaughlin, address unknown. Walsh was taken to the hospital by John Snedeker, 976 Johler Ave. Upon being discharged he said he would consult his own physician for further treatment. Bennett Arrested For Non-Support A 35-year-old city man is free in $500 bail after being arrested Thursday for non-support and abandoning minor children. Edwin Bennett, 308 Linden St., whose occupation is listed as a truck driver, was arrested by Patrolmen James Sable and Henry Woytach on the complaint of Ann Marie Dugan, 110 Mary St. The Dugan woman complained to Magistrate Cyril D. Jeffers who issued the warrent. Bennett accused of abandoning three children ranging in age from nine to 12 years. The case was continued pending availability of the Dugan woman in court, the magistrate said. 1 Lourdesmont School J Lourdesmont School has been operating at its present location off Venard Road in Clarks Green since 1929, but few area residents have knowledge of its specializedjDur-pose. ' The Sisters of the Good Shepherd who run the school, have developed an in-depth educational program to, reach teenage girls 'Jvho have had trouble adapting to society,. i . . The program' was examined in detail by reporter Ray Flanagan and photographer Stanley J. Olds. Their re- -port is contained in Super Section V of this week's - V , t Scrantonian. . ' ' v . - , Section V - One of Eight Sections in The scrantonian By HANNAH MOTISKA The New Group Theater brought The Boy FriendL to Scrantons Westminister Presbyterian Church auditorium Friday night for a three-performance visit, and was ; ccorded a typical Scranton welcome of enthusiastic appreciation. Carol Reynolds directs the -'New Group. ' ' The three-act musical, written by Sandy Wilson, is a gay, flirtatious flashback to the flapper era.' It is packed with good music, snappy dialogue and excellent dance routines. The New Groups well-cast performers brought the busy production into proper focus amidst all sorts of diversions young love, class-consciousness mistaken identities, frivolous girls and inquisitive boys. There is a generous amount of humor, some excellent singing, both group and solo; brilliant costuming, highly attractive sets, fine lighting and , outstanding orchestral a c c o m-paniment. Roewena Mirtz, as Polly" and Tony Murphy, as Tony," were the personable, star crossed young romantics. Polly as the darling but rather neglected daughter of a rich father, Dr. Peter Cupple; Tony, the titled son of Lord and Lady Brockhurst, played to a nicety by Art Hughes and Elaine Green. His father, hopelessly enmeshed in the clutches of d omineering, dowdily-dressed, worrisome, wife, kept straining at the leash for a little personal excitement when exposed to the several Perfect Young Ladies attending the private French girls school. Polly was a student, and Tony, a runaway from Oxford University, bored by the stuffed-shirted English life, turned up as messenger from a fashionable costumers shoppe. And the fun began. Betty Fragin, as Madame Dubonnet, the Schoolmistress was splendid as the understanding woman "in affairs of the heart. It developed she had known Pollys father, played cooly by Dr. Cupple, in other surroundings earlier in life and they had had a little something going at that time. Miss Fragin and Dr. Cupple displayed histrionic abilities of some note, and in their songs, they came on well. Miss Fragin, of course, is well known among Scrantons music community Lu Ann Rippon and Len Fox, another attractive young twosome, also turned in on some romance, and Miss Rippon added another dimension to her already well-known ability as a dancer. Gail Piasecki as the straight-laced maid, turned cupids Personality Parade Q. Whats happened to Eamon dq Valera of Ireland? 1 o "1 Q. Whats happened to Charlie Chaplins beat '' nik son Michael? Q. .How come Richard Burton and Elisabeth Taylor can buy all those million-dollar jewels? Don't they pay taxes anywhere? Q. Does Giovanni Agnelli who bwns Fiat also own Ferrari , the racing car company? Q. Who is the most successful playwright? Q. A few questions, please, about Sen. Hiram Fong from Hawaii! (1) Does the White House own him? (2) Is he a war hawk? (3) Does he differ from President Nixon oil anything important? Q.1 Now that Joan Collins and her husband Tony Newley have called it quits, will Joan return to Sammy Davis Jr.? Q, Does Elvis Presley really dye his hair? , YOU'LL FIND THE ANSWERS ' . ' IN parade WITH DECEMBER 7 ISSUE OF THE Scrantonian Call 344-7221 for Delivery helper, was an Important addition to the story. ' B. Dance, the shows choreographer, and Wendy Mittleman. gave an excellent dance exhibition in the masked bail scene. The ensemble included Patrice Green, Laura Ann Phillips, Miss Rippon, Iris Dillon and Dolly Warrick, all students, all giggly, all boy-crazy, and alt romantics. The boys. Jay Hughes, Ed Corazzini, John Gallucci and Louis Rugletic, performed as most boys do . , . they wanted the girls. The group singing and dance numbers were especially well done. In the beginning, the cast seemed a little unsure, but shortly after they were on their own pleasure and confidence were easily noted. The New Group Nine, - composed of Harold Van Hise, Ken Ganzer, Robin Reninger, Bill Williams, Richard S e m k e George ' Slimak, Patrick Mar-cinko and David Moser, all instrumentalists, with Kevin OBoyle at the piano, proved a highly effective adjunct to the musical production. Capably conducted, by -young James Ferrario, a prominent area musician in his own right, the group synchronized - well throughout. If any criticism be voiced. It might be said the music was a bit too loud at times, partially obliterating the voices of the performers. This, too, improved, however, as the play went on. The production was directed by Robert J. Dinner, and performers and audience united for upwards of 90 minutes of enjoyment. The performance will be repeated tonight and Sunday night at 8:30 oclock. No Easy Road, Casey Says (Continued From Pag Three) He stated with firmness that he has no understanding with Philadelphia Mayor James Tate and would never seek the aid of anyone who would try to control me."' "Youve got to be yourself," he added. Casey took the position that the endorsed candidate cannot be financed by the state committee if recommended and if this comes about must go to the voters seeking support on his record. He denied that his moves as state , auditor general in attacking some of the programs of the Shafer Administration were politically motivated. Asked about a $42,000 bill in dispute with Keisling Associates for public relations work in behalf of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Casey said if the bill is in order it should be paid. Casey said the Shafer Administration has the perfect right to hire the firm and there is no legal reason why payment should be withheld. Caseys statement disagreed with the position being taken by State Treasurer Grace Sloan, also a Democrat. As to the need of a state income tax. Casey said his position would be made clear if and when he announces his candidacy. He said revenue is the problem of the General - Assembly and Governor Shafer. If I become a candidate on the statewide ticket" was the nearest Casey came to his planned intentions. The Harrisburg Report will be repeated over Channel 44 Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The Holstein cow is the largest quantity milk producer, but its milk averages the lowest butterfat content. Beth Shalom Rites Today services will begin at 8:45 a.m. At 10:45 a.m.. Rabbi Max B. Posnansky will speak on the Maccabean Legacy. Cantor Israel Dubner will chant the Schacharith and Mus-saf services. The reading of the Torah is from Chapter Vayeishev by Hyman Stahler. Today services will begin at 4:20 p.m. Rabbi Posnansky will speak on Joseph and His Brothers." The Chanukah Malava Malka banquet, sponsored 'by the Sisterhood and congregation, will be held Saturday at 9 p.m. in the Max and A1 Cohen social hall. Sunday Minyan breakfast and discussion will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday at 4 p.m. the PTA of the Central Talmud Torah of Scranton at Beth Shalom, will host its childrens Chanukah banquet. The adult class will meet Monday at 8 p.m. in the new Beth Shalom Synagogue. An inch of rain falling evenly on an acre of ground equals! 27,205 gallons of water. TnJurrtT In Fall . , In Parking Lot .1 Mrs. Kathy Senafonte, 19, wai taken to Mercy Hospital In th Fire Bureau ambulance Friday at 8:45 p.m. after she fell In the parking lot at Vlewmont MalC The mercy vehicle was manned by Capt. Arthur Heightman and Fireman Gaylord Jones. Other ambulance runs Friday Included: Mrs. Valerie Klepadlo, 75, 512 Pear St., to Mercy Hospital at 2 p.m.; Mrs. Sophia Fornwald, 85, 120 New York St., Moses Taylor Hospital at- 8 p.m. Elks to Conduct ' - Memorial Services The Scranton Lodge of Elks No. 123 will conduct memorial services for members who died during the year at the club house Sunday at 5 p.m. All Elks and their families are invited. HOME FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE Famal or Mala Wanted Cood Food & 24 Houra Care Call 342-2378 Listen to The SCRANTON TRIBUNE NEWS Every Hour on 'the Half-Hour WSCR 1320 on you KAO 10 DIAL XXJtXX XXXXXP MAIL EARLY WITH J x x x X X X X X X X X X X X SF" FIGHT EMPHYSEMA, TUBERCULOSIS A AHT POLLUTION X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Pool TTaMec Reduced from $695, thaae 4'x8, 800 Ibi. alate-top table is big and fast. Sletk Formica cabinet, ailent ball returna, fait action cuthiona and a complete accessory package. We'll deliver and laval your tablo without charge. THIS IS A LIMITED OFFER! 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Dont mss It' SUN DAY IN THE SCRANTONIAN r . s ' f.

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