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Of I Jt GOOBi E t ... „ ,,-, ' '- .,« ' » ' '•/A" wedding rirfg.may'noi'be KJ •tight,*' aV a tourniquet but "it cer-' v ' tawly' stopV^ circulation. r * '• — « f and The Lebanon Daily Times . THE HEATHEK Central' Penna.: Partly dandy and colder tonight. Low 18-24. Wednesday some sunshine- and "' colder. LEBANON, PA.; TUESDAY EVENING/ JANUARY 17," 1956 Entered 11 tecond clati natter »t th» poitoKle* of Lebinoa, P«., nadtr the Act or March S. 1879. 22 PAGES — FIVE CENTS Doily-NEWS Photos. WORKS OF DEAD LEBANON ARTIST—Tangible proof of the developing talent of the late Jacqueline Smith, 20-year-old Lebanon style designer, is presented in these scarves, \vhich she designed and were marketed by her New York employer, H. Dworkin of 15^ Moore Street, New York City. They were given to the Daily NEWS as the silk broker and designer praised her artistry and promise. Two of the most' recent creations of Jacqueline, who met a tragic death in New York Christmas Eve, police say, are shown. The one above is modeled in the NEWS office by Mrs. Eileen J. Appalucci, a NEWS employe and classmate of the dead girl at Lebanon High School. Detectives Comb Refuse Seeking Trace Of Jackie NEW YORK If)—A force of 50 detectives dug through tightly packed refuse today in their continued search for the dismembered hody of Jacqueline Smith. The officers dug through a landfill operation at Ferry Point in the southeast .Bronx. The refuse had been packed down by- bulldozers, but police officials held hopes that portions of the Lebanon, JPa, girl's body might be found at that dumping point. Miss Smith, a 20-year-old fashion designer, was the victim of a $30 abortion on Christinas.Eve, police .said; • -,: ; •'' ';::/ : , ; : . ';;••• '•'•'•• ' -' : : -T\vo men are being held in her death, both charged with homicide. They are Thomas G. Daniel, 24, a salesman who was her boy friend, and Leo Pijuan, 46, a. hospital attendant who allegedly performec the illegal operation. Police called for help from the city's sanitation department in dig- ging up the land-fill. Deputy Chie Inspector Edward Feeley expressec the hope that cool-weather since the Christmas holiday season ma> have helped preserve the pieces o body and aid in identification i and \yhen they;-are found. Police said they were checking \yith 27 priva te refuse collection firms which m ake pickups in the area where Miss Smith's body was allegedly disposed of, to determine where these firms ..disposed ..of rubbish during the last week of De cumber. ••. • . Amputee Burns To Death In Phila. Apartment Fire PHILADELPHIA, Today (AP)— John Cannady, 73, an amputee con fined to a wheelchair with his lef: leg off, burned to' death Monday when fire swept- his. first-floor apartment in Philadelphia. Arthur Jackson, 70, who lives -on the second floor, failed in an at tempt to rescue the man when he was driven iback by a burst o" flame.' AUTO GLASS STAGER'S 26th gJa- Sfl To Place A WANT-AD - 2-5611 3 LINES 60c GOP Will Not Hold Open Primary Here There will be no "open primary" for the <• Republican nominations for the State Senate, the General Assembly and the party state committee. That was the ctecision made-at last night's meeting of the Republican County executive committee at the Republican Club presided over ,by ; County .Chairman .'Earl A. Brubaker. * . • The action was'unanimous, being the vote of all nine members of the committee representing districts in the county. ';'. "' The decision was hot unexpected, but was important in that it may affect the candidacies of some aspirants for office. Some, it is felt, have been awaiting the (Continued on Fat> Twenty) ' ^ Newspaper Charges 1). N, Was Planned By Stalin NEW BEDFORD, Mass! (INS)~ The New Bedford Standard-Times has charged on the basis- of a study of. the 10-year .history of .the UN that; the world .organization is leading-."the .free nations of the world down a road to destruction laid out,by the Kremlin." In a series of seven articles .written by', staff reporter Edward B. Simmons, the newspaper maintains that 'the UN "has served "as a smokescreen for the greatest hoax in history"—a "hoax . . . plotted . . "and' planned by the late Josef Stalin.'.',- ... 'During, the life of the UN, the Standafd'Times' articles stated,' Soviet cojrimunism has "subjugated" 800,,million persons', and it noted: "Never in this period.did the-UN formally identify or- censure the Soviet Union "for having : 'violated the spirit or letter of an organization dedicated to "security" and 'justice?." , •< Heybufn May Entef Race Against Duff HARRISBURG, Today (INS) — State Treasurer Weldon B, Heyburn looms today as a possible Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate against incumbent James H. Duff in the April 24 primary even though the former governor carries the endorsement of 'GOP leaders. , ••'.'.'•• .; Heyburn's candidacy was hinted Monday in Capital Hill Republican circles but the former state senator scotched .reports that he is definitely in the race. VI have been talked to by some people and I told them I would give it serious consideration," Heyburn said Monday night in a telephone interview, from his Delaware county home near Concord ville. - He refused to disclosed the identities of the Republicans who approached .him but at- Harrisburg there was a belief they included Jay Coqke of Philadelphia, who was allied with forces battling Duff-in the bitter 1950 primary fight. Cooke was" a candidate for governor against John S. r ' F i n e and was teamed ; up with former Cong. John C. Kunkel of Harrisburg, who opposed Duff for the Senate nomination. Heyburn disclosed recently he had been approached by several Republicans, whom he refused to identify, to be a candidate for Republican state chairman when the 115-member state committee meets at Philadelphia to reorganize. The chairmanship is held by Miles Horst of Lebanon. TODAY in Ike HEWS Amusements .. Classified Comics ...'.... Editorials, ,.... Obituaries Sportar Women's News 17 20, 21 18,19 4 16 '14, IS 22 -Range Water Program Booming Blast Sunday Seen As Small Quake Pressed for further explanation of Sunday's occurrence here which caused damage to a number of Lebanon County homes and which was described by many as "a dull, booming- explosion," the office of State Geologist Carlyle Gray in Harrisburg said today that it still could not definitely give its cause. But it appeared likely that the occurrence was a small earthquake or earth tremor. The office said that one possible cause might have been a break in the rock substructure of the area caused by the natural stress and strains of the earth. It added that the tremors reported over the weekend here appeared similar to those reported near Reading about two years ago, where no abandoned mines exist, thus ruling out the' office's first possible explanation that a mine roof had fallen near here. The office repeated that in the absence of "adequate geophysical equipment," meaning seismo- graphs, and accurated skilled descriptions from those on the scene, a definite cause could not be assigned^ Nearest sensitive seismographs are at Fordam University in New York and at George Washington University in Washington, D. C The Harrisburg office also said that such equipment at the Pennsylvania State University was not sensitive enough to be helpful in the evaluation of such occurrences in Lebanon County. Lawn Family Is Awarded $1,436. In Damage Suit A Civil Court jury awarded $1,436.86 in damages to the Albert L. Garrett family, Lawn, and turned down Counterclaims by five Lebanon residents in a series of verdicts returned last evening. The verdict favoring the Garretts placed liability for a Feb 6 accident near Mt. Gretna on Vas- silos Haitos, 332 North 9th St. Damage and injury claims by Haitos and relatives traveling with him were refused by the jury. The suits and countersuits were tried in yesterday's opening session of the one-week court term. Another trial started today. The estate-of-the-late Elizabeth J. Ymgst, 413 North 5th St., seeks to recover an alleged 1950 loan in a breach of ! contract suit against John J. and Henrietta Brow n, Myers.towri R. D. 3. The Browns deny there was a loan aad contend there was a gift which was later repaid. The Garrett - Haitos case in volved three suits in which eight people claimed reimbursement for damages and injuries Attorney L. E. Meyer represented the Garretts; Attorney Calvin D. Spitler was counsel for the Haitos side. Garrett and his wife originally T (Continued cm Face\Slxteen) Three Teen-Agers Are Arrested For Five Burglaries A tip growing out of a Daily NEWS- article led to tba arrest of three teen-agers and the solving of five burglaries and two acts of vandalism in the Colebrook area, Annville State Police reported today. Cpl. A. J. Budjako, investigating officer, said the tip was received from a reader \vho saw in yesterday's NEWS the report o) burglaries at the summer home of Dr: Aarco Heisey, Quentin, and the Kreider Mansion north of Annville. The item contained a description of articles taken from Dr'. Heisey's summer home, located west o: Cabin Point on the old Colebrook road. It was this description that led to the arrest of the three youths identified: by. Budjako as follows: Two Sponenberg brothers, Rob ert Jr., 15, and John, 13, sons of Mr. and ilrs. Robert Sponenberg, Lebanon R.D. 5, and Peter Martin, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Martin, also Lebanon R.D. 5 ,The officer said the three will be turned over to John Shenfc, proba lion officer, for disposition. Corporal Budjako said the youths "had embarked on a life of crime" and were operating from (Continued on P»je Sixteen) Vote Salary Increases For New Teachers School Directors Also Approve Purchase Of Eastman Estate Property Salary increases for new teachers and an agreement to purchase a tract of land adjoining the Harrison Junior High School passed approval at last night's City School Board meeting in Harding Junior High School. With eight of the nine members present and voting ''yea," the board passed an ;ducation committee recommendation that minimum salaries for inexperienced :eachers be upped to §2900 :rom §2800. The committee and Dr. Harvey >. Bolan, Superintendent . of Schools, felt that the increase was necessary in order to.meet, the :ompetition of other school dis- .ricts in the state offering higher Beginning salaries. The land tract, formerly Eastman's Coal Yard, to be used for additional Harrison School play area ,and a potential future building site, will be purchased from the Eastman estate for.-S5.500: The board stipulated that the date of settlement for the tract be extended from March 15th to June 1st or later, because state educational appropriations have not yel come through. Arrangements are being made to lease an adjoining tract owned by the Reading Co , "for five years and possibly ten," at $50 per year according to Samuel D.' Weiss board solicitor. ' Plans for the buying and leasing of the two tracts had been discuss ed and approved at previous meetings. Appoint Teacher The board also approved the appointment of William Radick, (Continued an Pane Seventeen) North Side Leader Cafeteria Is Opened At Southwest Schpol Cafeteria''facilities at Southwest Elementary School were, put into operation for the first time today, initiating into ' operation" the first large-scale hot-lunch program in the city's public school system. More than ISO-students were registered for the first week's meals to be served in the modern, welUequipped cafeteria,. and planned according to state-approved nutrition standards... Robert A. Nichols, School Board secretary, said tKat- all the meals must meet the protein, vitamin' and other nutritional levels required by state government • experts. ; Plans this week called for. students to eat in two shifts during the mid-day lunch break, -with first, second and third graders eating from 11:30 to noon, and fourth to sixth graders eating from noon until 12:30. : , Lunch periods were to remain one and a half-hours in length this week, but will change beginning -next Monday according to an authorization made last night at the City School'Board meeting. Lunch Period Shortened The board gave Dr.; Harvey S. Bolan, Superintendent of Schools, permission to establish a one hour lunch period at the .Southwest School. ... - .: , > : .!.-• Dr: Bolan requested to do so in order to establish a compromise between a sr.o>.>p of parents desiring, a half-hour period, in which all students would be required to carry or buy their lunches, and a group desiring the present lunch period. • . • As Dri Bolan explained, his one hour plan would dismiss all students at 11:30 a.m.-Those going home for lunch would have from then until 12:30, rather than one o'clock, as is now the case. Of those eating in .the new cafeteria,: the first ;three grades would eat from 11:30' to noon and be on the play area from noon until 12:30: The : fourth to^sixth-graders would reverse that-'procedure, being ex- cused'at 11:30 and using the cafeteria from noon until 12:;30 ( ." . . !v sent. ' :The shortened one hour, lunch period would also'result in a half- hour earlier;dismissal-in the afternoon, Dr^ Bplah said. V • ' 25 Cents Per Lunch : , Under .present plans, ''students will register for,each week's meals a week in advance and pay $1.25, or 25 cents per'lunch, at that time, and .these •'.' , (Co»Ha»r* «•!•»>> 8cvtNU«tt) . * • (Ccnlh DANIEL R. BITTNER Bittner Again Heads North Side League Daniel R. Bittner, 515 Lehman Street, popular North Side •merchant, -was. -.elected ''to his .ninth consecutive term 1 as president of the North Side' Civic League last night. About 90 members were pre' '' '' ' ' ' ' ' . Other officers elected during the meeting held in the basement of the 'North Side , off ice of the First National ;BaLk, are .as follows: .' • Paine,.: vice - presi- . dent, fifth term ; Harry L. Shoop, secretary, seventh .term ; Harry. B. Behney, treasurer, second 't e r m, directors: Charles L. Geared To Overcome Growing Shortages Heads Sterling Corp. Lee D. Peiffer Four Properties Are Transferred In County Four properties in the county and one in the city were transferred in ownership recently, according to deeds recorded today at the. court- iouse. A residence on Franklin Ave., south Lebanon, was conveyed from William F. and Ruth F. Warfield, South Lebanon, to Harold M.- and Catherine L. Weinhold, Lebanon El. D. 21, for a consideration of $10,900. ."."••. A tract ou the Jonestown-Harris- surg road, East Hanover Township, was transferred from Emma J. Emrich, of the township, to Warren M. and Irene A. Emrich, Ono, for a consideration of $6,000. A tract on the Schae&'erstown- -ebanon road South Lebanon Township, passed from Katie M. rlouser, South Lebanon, to James *V". and Arlene F. V. Yerger, Pine Grove R. D. 1, for a.consideration of $5,400. .';.,A house at 340 North Monroe St., •ebanon, passed from Orth R. and Men V. Potteiger, Lebanon, to Stephen J. Andrews, Lebanon R.D. 2, and Reuben R. Grosky, Lebanon, for a consideration of $2,000. A lot on Poplar St. Richland, was conveyed from Sallie Kegerreis, Richlaod, to John O. and Mary A. Fletcher, Sheridan, for a consideration of S525. Lee D. Peiffer Is Re-elected Head Of Sterling Wholesale •- j ! Lee D. Peiffer, Lebanon grocer, was reelected president of the board of directors of the Sterling Wholesale Corporation last evening. The_ election took place at the 36th annual meeting of the cor poration's stockholders, held at tht corporation's office at 16th and Cumberland Streets. Others named to the board wer< Curtis' Zweier, vice president Christian Johnson, treasurer, anc Russell R White, secretary. They were all reelected with the exception of Johnson who succeeds Fred A. Gingrich. The latter had served for 23 years in the position", of treasurer. Also elected to the board were A.A. Beattie, Joseph Flynn, Paul 5henk, Gregory Hubler and Wil- Liam Barry. F. Lewis Reinhold was retained as manager of the corporation, and William H. Egli was rehired as solicitor; The speaker for the meeting was William Hubbs, executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Grocers' Association with" offices in Philadelphia. After the formal meeting the group, which numbered 75, enjoyed a lunch served by the Barry aterers. SHORTAGE OF MALES DOWAGIAC, Mich. (UP)—Cass County Normal, which hasn't any •nale students this year, borrowed two teachers and two -students to appear, in male -roles in its high school play - next Saturday. The play is "Little Women." Leads Nation In Tribute To Ben Franklin PHILADELPHIA, Today — ;INS) —Philadelphia led the na- ion today in paying tribute to Een- iamin Franklin on the 250th anniversary of the birth of the great statesman, 'writer and inventor. Vice President Richa-rd M. Nixon will receive the Poor Richard Club's Gold Medal of Achievement at a banquet tonight at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt will receive -the City of Philadelphia's Benjamin- Franklin Medal at a uncheon at the Franklin Institute. She is being honored for her work n strengthening international understanding. Bernard Shanley, secretary to President Eisenhower, will place a wreath .on Franklin's grave at Old Christ Church and Sen. James H. Duff, (R-Pa.'), will speak at ceremonies in Independence Hall. A, commemorative three •- cent stamp honoring Franklin was issued in Philadelphia today, by the J.S. Post Office Dept., one day jefore it goes on sale elsewhere n the nation. Program Aims To Insun Supply Of 350 Billion Gallons Daily By 1975 WASHINGTON — (UP); —President Eisenhower submitted to Congress today a ong-range program to over- ;ome the nation's growing vater shortages and insure a upply of 350 billion gallons , day by 1975. In a special message to the rlouse and Senate, Mr. Eisenhower forwarded a report on Abater resources policy prepared by a cabinet committee after a 20-months study. It sharply _ criticized "lack of ooperation and coordina- ion" among federal agencies dealing with flood control, irrigation and other water problems. It also called for local governments and private.industry to bear more of the costs of furnishing an adequate water supply. _ The .report warned that the na- ion is experiencing the first symp- oms of a water shortage, which vill grow steadily mnrp acute un- ess far-sighted action is taken. Water Use Increasing It said the country is now using 200 billion gallons of water daily and will need an estimated 350 billion gallons daily by 1975. "The policies we adopt for the development of pur water resources," Mr. Eisenhower said, "will have a profound effect in the years to come upon our domestic, agricultural and industrial economy " The report said Americans now use an average of 145 gallons of water each day from public water supplies. This ''tremendous need" is expected to rise, by 1975, to 175 gallons a day, reflecting the increased use of water in homes for such purposes as air conditioning. On top of this household use, there is the "staggering" demand lor water in industry and agriculture. For example, the report noted, it requires 65,000 gallons of water to produce one ton of steel. (Continued on.Page Seventeen) California Counts New Flood Losses SAN FRANCISCO <#—Engineers cept . watchful eyes and '• constant >atrols on the raging- . Fea.th.er iUver at Yuba City today as other ireas in the state counted fresh lood losses. ' Major .new damage appeared to )e ait two coastal resort villages, 3olinas arid' Stinson Beach, both n Marin County, which yesterday vas included in flood disaster areas by President Eisenhower. Although Yuba City's 9,000 >eople were spared a second flood- ng, Cpl. John J. Livingstone, Air ?orce engineer,, said the levee at Shanghai .Bend where the' big Christmas break occurred "is^ still a frail sister." The combined Feather and Yuba rivers, draining a huge watershed on the western slope of the Sierra ^evada Mountains, crested at S8.3 ;eet yesterday : and were falling. radually. The weather was clear and crisp. , . But the dike at Shanghai Bend s new, built hastily after the Christmas floods with anything at land. A stiff wind. whipped waves (Continued on Page Twelve) PAPER UPS PRICE TO 7c The Titusville (Pa.) Herald, : a six-day morning paper with a! circulation of 6,779, has announced an increase of from 5 cents to 7 Cents for a single copy. The car- ier home delivery rate goes- from 30 cents to 35 cents weekly. GOP-Sponsored Sales Tax Appears to Be On Way To Floor Of House HARRISBURG Ufl—A Republican- sponsored sales tax appeared today to be on its way to the floor of. the House amid signs Democrats may be backing down' on their outright opposition to the leyy.. -';.• • •..'.••.: '/•••'. • •":•, ;•. '."; Chairman Sarraf (D-Allegheny) said there was "no question the House Ways d'rid Means Committee would--approve the measure at a 2 or 3 per cent rate; during the day.', '•'•;' ; ', : . •'.•,':'.•. •• •'-. ; ,: •: *H6use Democratic v Floor Leader Readinger said: he would urge House Democratis to vote for the sales tax as a necessary alternate' "to state bankruptcy." ' ~~ , Senate Democratic Floor leader Dent said he himself would help Republicans pass the levy" in the Senate, Despite Gov. Leader's long opposition to the tax. '. , • ':'•'( "When he is faced by.'bankruptcy or blackmail, he has^lo accede to the:'demands of the Republican Senate < and_ keep hos'pitals ' and schools open. The governor is being forced to lie down prostrate to the dictatorial demands,' of a Republican Senate," Dent declared. :The ^decision..to. .push for sales tax action in the^ House came last night after Senate Republicans rejected'.Leader's offer to, approve a Republican i sales tax to raise half of the commonwealth's tax needs if the GOP .would agree to. an administration tax, probably on income, for the other half. ~ •Readinger said the neiy sales tax move was being undertaken on the responsibility of the Democratic legislative'leadership without prior approval of the governor', 'Senate- GOP. Floor 'Leader Mahany also . disclosed that, his GOP ' colleagues» in their all-day caucus yesterday turned ' down a 439 million dollar Democratic tax package." ' : , • Mahany said.the GOP senators insisted—although .not unanimous-, ]y—that. the only solution to th« Get Your Entry Blank for Plymouth s $150,000 Contest at Ladd Motors, Inc., 232 South Ninth St. NOW!

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