ONLY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED In The ADIRONDACKS SIXTY-FIFTH YEAR VOL. LXVIS NO. 168 Full Associated Press Service FulJ NEA Feature Service 'uerto Rico May Vote On U.S. Tie* Says JFK Independence, Statehood or Changes In Commonwealth Proposed WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi- dent Kennedy' notified Puerto Rico's governor today he agrees ihai V'.-je people ot Puerto Rico now should vote on their prefer- ence for independence, statehood or perfecting the present common- wealth form of government. Kennedy's views were in a letter the White House said Vice Presid<mt Lyndon B. Johnson would deliver today to Gov. Luis Munoz Marin. Kennedy appointed Johnson to represent tfie people of the United States on the cele- bration -today- of the 10th anni- versary of the founding of the commonwealth government. Hundreds cheered Johnson Tuesday night on his arrival in ALGERIA REGIME NEAR DEFUNCT By ANDREW BOROWTE C ALGIERS (AP)— Rebellious Deputy Premier Ahmed Ben Bella rode into the central Agerian town o| Tiaret today with a show of military force and told cheering throngs he and has supporters have taken over power. Civil war and chaos threatened. In Algiers, Premier Ben Youssef Ben Khedda's provisional govern- ment, which struggled during years of exile to win independence, virtually ceased to function. His backers, however, were re- ported mobilizing tough Berber tribesmen in the interior to resist any attempt by the Arab followers of Ben BeHa to take over Algeria, The capital was under control of 4,000 Moslem auMilary policemen, led by Police Prefect AmarMo- bammedi. Many Europeans headed lor air- line and shipping company offices, once (ijtgain giving up hope of peaceful existence in the once- Iforiving French colony. In western and eastern Algeria, partisansjjf Ben Bella seized local administration buildings and ar- rested officials loyal to the Ben Khedda faction. In the Kabylie Mountain town of Tizi Ouzou, Berber tribesmen braced to defend their stronghold against efforts of the Ben Bella faction to take control of the na- tion. Units of the regular Algerian army sitationed during the war in Tunisia were reported moving Cwes*vvard, approaching onstantine They obeyed orders of ol. Houari Bou-medienne, tough chief of staff . Who was fired by Ben Khedda. San Juai.. Munoz had written the Presi- dent that he believes the time has come for growth and improve- of the commonwealth sys- tem. He said he intended to ask the Puerto Rican Legislature to enact a law mat would submit to a vote of the people proposals to perfect the oommonweallh within its association with the Unked States.\ . \It is my purpose also,\ Munoz told Kennedy, \to recommend that advocates of both independ- ence and federated statehood for Puerto Rico should be afforded the opportunity in the legislation tov present these alternatives to the lectroate, so that no doubt whatever may be entertained ei- ther in Puerto Rico, in the United States or elsewhere that the basic United States Principle of self-de- termination has been thoroughly carried out The Munoz letter was dated Judy 10. Kennedy's answer v dated July 24. The President said he is aware that the commonwealth relation- ship is not perfected and has not realized its full potential. He fadd he is in full sympathy with the aspiration Munoz expressed for commonwealth system. The commonwealth is a self- governing entity permanently af- filiated with the United States. In Congress it has only a resident commissioner without a vote. pected to reach Wai time Thursday. READY FOB PROTEST — The Rev. Martin Luther King, Ne- gro integration leader, enters an automobile in Atlanta, Ga., with his lawyers after a federal court cleared the way for further Ne- gro demonstrations in Albany, Ga. (NEA Telephoto) Violence Erupts in Georgia As Negroes Demonstrate By DON MCKEE Jhad smarted the march but most ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Negro dropped out before reaching the leaders weighed today a possible area where police had warned p ACCUSED BY DOMINICANS SANTO DOMINGO, IXaninican Republic (AP)—The president of the Dominican Council said today his government wiH formaSy ac- cuse Cuba of subversion and inter- ference in Dominican internal af- fairs. President Rafael Donnelly said in an interview that powerful Ha- vana shortwave radio broadcasts beamed at the Dominican Repub- lic dally 'incite violence and sub- version.\ He said Foreign Minister Jose Antonio BoniUa Atiles, who is now in Washington, has been instruct- ed to take the protest before ap- propriate international bodies. Ip the past week Havana radio, which claims to be airing a pro- gram for the Dominican \Libera- tion Movement in Exile,\ has been outlining steps to overthrow the Dominican government and calling for concerted action by students, peasants and laborers. suspension of mass racial demon- strations after violence climaxed a protest march in this uneasy southwest Georgia city. The ripple of violence, ki which two officers received minor injur- ies, came Tuesday night just a few hours after a federal judge's action cleared the way for Ne- groes to renew their anti-segrega- tion activities. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. of Atlanta, Integration leader who preaches nonviolence and passive resistance in the Negro's fight for equal rights, termed the incident regrettable. He said he would halt demonstrations temporaray if he feels Albany Negroes cannot stick to a strict nonviolent campaign. The trouble developed when about 170 officers moved into the Negro section to disperse about 2,000 Negroes in the vicinity of a bos terminal. State trooper Claude Hifl of Tif- ton was struck by a rock, bruis- ing his face and knocking out a tooth. Bottles and rocks rained onto the pavement as two lines of officers broke up milling crowds of Negroes. The missiles flew after 39 Ne- groes and one white man marched fiom a church to the downtown area and were jailed for parading without a permit. Several hundred demonstrators would be arrested. Shortly before the march began, Negroes filed federal court action to desegregate all public facilities and to prevent police interference with antisegregation demonstra- tions. King, who hadvurged at a ma rally that the Negroes march, said the violence \developed apparent- ly from some onlookers who were not part of our movement.\ THAOTSUGGESTS FORCE IN CONGO By WILLIAM N. OATfe UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) -UJ*. Congo Advteary Cfcmmittee members today studied a sugges- tion by Acting Secretary-General U Thant that military force be used last resort to end the secession of the Congo's Katanga Province. Committee members said Thant asked the 19-naition group during a closed<loor meeting Tuesday their opinion of a military opera- tion if economic pressure cannot end President Moise Tshombe's defiance of the central Congo gov- ernment. Thant told a news conference in London July 7 the United Nations was planning new action against mineral-rich Katanga. But he added: \It has never been my in- ,1962 BULLETIN WASHINGTON <JP) — The State department announced today that McClellan Panel Continues Ties with LIFESAVING COURSES Registration for junior and sen- ior lifesaving courses, to be held — —. at Saranac Lake Municipal Beach, tention-and never will be my in- will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the beach. \The Miracle Worker\ Rings True _BY ARTHUR D. HELLMAN H good drama is drama which raises more questions than it an- swers, then \The Miracle Worker;\ which opened last night at the Saranac Lake Summer Theatre, is very good drama indeed. The au- thor, William Gibson, avoids the extremes of both the \well-made play\ ( in which answers come as quickly and smoothly as the mistaken identities and hidden do- cuments needed to keep the plot going) and the melodrama (which consists essentially of a series of trivial questions quickly answer- ed). To put it another way, \The Miracle Worker\ is expert with- out being contrived. The principal concern of th play is with Helen Keller's efforts to rejoin the world from which she was exiled at the age of six months when an illness left her blind, deaf and mute. But this is not the whole story; the author adds a subplot dealing with the conflicts within the Ktller family. One of the great virtues of \The Miracle Worker\ is that it resists the temptation to view everything in terms of blacks and whites. James Keller, Helen's older step- brother, is a case in point. He could have been presented as a selfish and heartless villain ob- livious equally to Helen's suffer- ings and the family's hardships. Instead, James Keller behaves the f any one in the audience might behaved in similar circum- . His is not a very noble , perhaps, but it is cer- y an understandable one. Similarly, Helen's teacher, An- nie Sullivan, is a heroic woman, but no saint. She has her moments of weakness, her moments of wrath. But if she loses our sym- pathy for some of her actions, we are all the more ready to cheer her on when she triumphs. Whatever its virtues, \The Mir- aelt Worker\ demands much from both tie director and actors. By aad large, Marta Brer's produc- tion meets these demands, alth- < cepted, Miss Frank also did a fine ough last night's performance was f job in an extremely diffi- marred by insufficient attention' cu i t role. She made th e part her to crucial scenes in the early part,* own> conveying just the right bl- occasional inarticulateness, weaknesses inherent in any and at- tempt to produce such a large- scale drama on an arena stage. To take the last point first; De- spite the intimacy of some of its scenes, \The Miracle Worker\ is not a small scale drama. It might have been possible to produce it as such, but the current produc- tion does not try, with the result that action was concentrated in various small areas on and off the stage proper. Combined with the near-whispers in which many of the actors delivered their lines, this spotlight-scene technique often made it difficult to be sure of what was going on. Theatre-in-the-Round 'eying end of tremulousness and self-con- fidence. Giulio Forti, as James Keller, portrays sympathetically the stepbrother caught in an un- tenable position. Irja Jensen and Michael Quinn, who played Helen's parents, start- ed off rather shakily, but were quite secure in their roles in th later scenes. Miss Jensen was per- haps a little too emotional throug- hout , and Mr. Quinn was not al- ways convincing in his moments of anger, which were frequent. The rest of the cast was more than adequate. Coleridge Perkin- son's original music was effective without getting in the way. tention—to use any military initia- tive.\ Katanga troops fought United Nations forces to a standstill last September. New fighting broke out ki December and the United Nations won control of tie center of Elisabethville, Katanga's capi- tal. Members of me Congo Commit- tee said Thant also raised the pos- sibility of an economic blockade against Katanga and asked wheth- er the committee thought the Se- curity Council should be called soon to consider the situation. should make it possible for actors to act and speak, rather than emote and declaim. Yet there is such a thing as going too far in the opposite direction, and last night the per- formers, particularly Joan Frank, as Annie Sullivan, tended to be much too casual in the delivery of their lines. Too much striving to be casual- or \natural if you wish— also marred the staging of the open- ing scenes. Perhaps the director meant for the audience to sense rather than see exactly what was developing, but for this reviewer at least, the production failed to make the most of what could have been very stirring scenes. The scenes using semi-offstage voices also seemed inexpertly done. Much of the credit for the over- all success of the production must go to ten-year-old Bibi Shapiro, who gave an astonishing perform- ance a s Helen Keller. She man- aged to portray the afflicted child convincingly without the slight over-effect which would have made her story both unreal and mawkish. Her occasional whispering COST Of LIVING GOES UP AGAIN TO NEW RECORD WASHINGTON (AP) - Living costs edged up in June to another new record largely because of higher food prices^especially cost of restaurant meals. The Labor Department an- nounced today its consumer price index rose one-tenth of one per cent to 105.3 per cent of the 1957-50 base period. This means that the value of th:e dollar in retail mar- kets is about 5 cents less than in the comparative period. The June living cost rise was largely attributed to a 9 per cent increase in prices of fresh fruits but this was largely seasonal. Restaurant meals rose one-half of one per cent in the month. The over-all food index is now at a record high with grocery store prices up by one per cent from last year and restaurant meals 2.8 per cent above a year ai_ The over-all living cost index has increased eight-tenths of one per cent since the start of this year and has set new records in four of the six months. Compared with a year ago living costs are 1.2 per cent higher. Robert J. Myers, the Labor De- partment price expert, said July price trends are cloudy but tha' ,& thought a further small living cost increase was likely. Commenting on the continuing rise in prices of restaurant meals, Myers said labor costs of restau- rant operators undoubtedly have been going up somewhat but that the Labor Department had noticed that the largest away-from-home meal increases have been in cities that cater to the tourist trade. In that connection, Myers said restaurant meals went up 1.7 per cent in New York City in June and 1.2 per cent in Washington. He said the demand factor apparently had something to do with higher restaurant meal costs. The Labor Department also an- nounced that average earnings of factory workers rose to a new high in June. The after-tax earn- ings of the worker heading a fam- ily of four averaged $85.91 weekly, up from $85.73 in May. Myers said the earnings rise was one of the smallest May-June increases in many years and wai largely due to somewhat longei working hours. ate investigations acused James K. subcommittee Hoffa, Team- Union president, of corrupt and continuing ties with New York mobster Antonio (Tony Ducks) Corallo. The stinging report to the Sea- ate today pictured Hoffa as a la- bor leader who doesn't care whether Teamsters aides rob and cheat the union or indulge in pay- off deads. - Chairman John L. McdeHan, >-Ark., told the Senate he had held up filing the report for more than half a year, lestThe publicity interfere with a trial of Corallo. Corallo was convicted in June with former New York Supreme Court Justice J. Vincent Keough and Elliott Kahaner, former U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, on charges of conspiring to fix a federal court criminal case. WEATHER Considerable sunshine this after- noon with increasing cloudiness. Moderate temperatures. High 76- 82. Tonight cloudy with showers or tfvundershowers developing. Low 52-58. Tomorrow showers or rain enddng most sections early in tfhe day but a few showers may persist in the mountains. Partial clearing, cool and breezy in the afternoon. High 68-75. Winds south- westerly, 10-25, today, becoming northerly, 10-25, by tomorrow. Senate Unit's Stinging Report Accuses Teamster Leader Of Approvinir Robbery and Payoff Deals by Aides WASHINGTON (AP)-The Sen- The subcommittee's unanimous cials of any other segment of the findings rejected Hoffa's sworn denial that he had sent this word to Corallo, the alleged real power in New York Teamsters Local 239: \I don't care if you want to— you want to steal, you want to rob, go ahead. Don't get caught. Don't get caught.\ New York City police telephone wtretappers had recorded the : as allegedly passed along to GQEallo by Bernard Stein, an- other New York Hoffa aide who had just conferred i n Washington with Hoffa. v \This subcommittee,\ the report to the Senate said, \by force of the overwhelming evidence, must conclude that Hoffa in callous dis- regard of Teamsters the welfare of the membership, in fact does not care whether officials of Local 239 or, for that matter, offi- Teamsters \Union are robbing, stealing; dealing under the tatte, or indulging in any other improper r criminal activities.\ In 40 printed pages the subcom- mittee spelled out findings based on hearings it conducted in Janu- ary 1961 on Hoffa, Corallo aad other Teamsters figures. It charged that the 1961 hearings showed Corallo, after ostensibly re- signing as vice president and boss ol Local 239, ran it from behind the scenes through \dummy\ offi- cials who did no work v and who .turned over to Corallo their pay checks totaling $31,000 a year. Te subcommittee said Hoffti was well aware of this, and caHed ; evidence indisputable. Its probe, the subcotnmittee said, thwarted a scheme between Hoffa and Cor allo to restore to the presidency of Local Rusk, Gromyko Fail Again In New Meeting on Berlin GENEVA (AP)-Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Soviet For-i eign Minister Andre^ Gromyko re- turn home, probably Thursday, after another thorough examina- tion of the Western-Soviet dispute over Berlin and no apparent prog- ress toward agreement. Rusk announced he 'WuW leave this afternoon. ~ j_ Rusk and Gromyko held to their usual positions Tuesday in a 3%- hour meeting, their thjrd since they arrived here last weekend for the windup of th 14-nation Laos conference and to address tbe. deadlocked 17-nation disarma- ffi£t COW» The American spokesman said the meeting failed to produce D.S. TO STUDY AIR POLLUTION WASHINGTON (AP)—Plans for a broad scientific study of the im- pact of smoking and air pollution on health were announced today by Surgeon General Luther L. Terry of the Public Health Serv- ice. A conference of representatives of several federal agencies, medi- cal groups and the tobacco indus- try decided Tuesday a 12-memfoer committee of scientists should be named to conduct the study. The study is expected to in mid-September. The first phase, limited to defining the na- . _ „ ture and magnitude of the health St. bridge abutment near Paul ha2ard i win take about six Boy Falls off Bridge Saved by Vacationer A small boy fishing off the Main Smiths Electric Light Company to- day can-thank being alive to the quick rescue efforts of George Sedgewick of Albany, N.Y. Stephen Binis, 7, of 26 Church St. Saranac Lake, lost his balance while fishing this morning at 10:40 on the Lake Flower side of the span. He had floundered and gone under twice when Mr. Sedgewick exhaust and air pollution. months. How to proceed with the second phase—preparation of rec- ommendations for action—will be desided when the first phase is completed. Terry said the study will be concerned not only with tobacco, but all other factors which may be involved, including automobile \any significant change on the Berlin question.\ Gromyko told newsmen the talks included the subject of a German peace treaty. This meant, the U.S. spokesman said, that \Mr. Gromyko discussed a peace treaty and Mr. Rusk discussed what Mr. Gromyko said.\ The Soviet Union has long threatened to sign a separate peace treaty with Communist East Germany and turn control of West Berlin's supply lifelines over to the Easf Germans. There have been reports that the Rus- sians intend to sign- such a treaty later this year unless the We* agrees to Soviet proposals to make West^Berttfilsf so-called free city and withdraw the U.S., Bri- tish and French garrisons. Rusk once again repeated the Western position that a Soviet- East German peace treaty would not wipe away Western rights in Berlin gained through the Allies' conquest of Nazi Germany. Rusk said these rights were neither granted by the Russians nor could they be abrogated by them. Rusk and Gromyko also took up disarmament problems. Here again, there apparently, was no progress toward breaking the stalemate on either general dis- 1 the con* vkted extortionist and bribetaker Samuel Goldstein. The subcommittee accused Hof- L of having fought efforts by disbanded federal court of Monitors to housecJean hW union. It listed case after case support allegations that Hotfa made no effort to clean the union, lit pointed tot Hoffa's testimony defending Me appointment of Frank Matula as . an international Teamsters trustee (auditor) after Ma*ula's 1959 con- viction on perjury charges, and the fact that Matula was left in this paid job while serving Ms prison sentence. The case of Anthony (Tony Pro) Prpvenzano, president of Team- sters Local 560 in Hoboken, NX, promoted by Hoffa to the post of international vice president of the union in 1959 and kept in the post after being indicted in 1960 on fed- eral labor racketeering charges. Hatta's refusal to oust Joseph (Joey) Glim* as president of Chi- cago Taxtcab Local 777. Rebelling members of the union voted (3kn- co out of the post last year. Hff' dii lli armament or treaty. a nuclear test ban p y Hoffa's decision allowii^ D. Harold Gross to resign under hon- orable conditions as a nofficia! of New York Local 138 after convic- tion on income tax law violation charges, but taking no action on prior allegations that Gross had been shaking down employers. The case of Raymond Cohen, secretary-treasurer of Philadel- phia Local 107 and an internation- al trustee, as \the classic exam- ple of the extremes to which Hoffa will go to 'acquit* officers concern- ing whom there was readily avstfl- able evidence of forgeries, misap- propriation of union funds, anJ other improper activities.\ 'Mr. X' Gives Himself Up in $1.3 Million Stock Theft NEW YORK (AP)—Alan Jack gan. pulled him to safety. Patrolman Wally Gay took the boy home to his parents and warn- ed them of the danger of letting unsupervised children play or fish in the area of the dam The police department followed up the warning with a general re- strictive order barring young chil- dren from fishing at the dam or bridge. Mr. Sedgewick is vacationing at a camp on Lake Clear I Participating in the agreement to conduct the study were repre- sentatives of these groups: Amer- ican Cancer Society, American College of Chest Surgeons, Amer- ican Heart Association, American Medical Association, the \Tobacco Institute, Inc., Food and Drug Ad- ministration, National Tuberculo- sis Association, Federal Trade Commission and the Office of Sci- ence and Technology of the Office I of the President. Ponjeranz, named by authorities as the mysterious \Mr. X\ in the case of the $1.3-million stock theft Dist. Atty. Frank S. Hogan's of- fice Tuesday and gave himself up. Pomeranz, 33, who was arrested on a charge of criminally receiv- ing stolen property, wouM give interrogators no information other than bis name, age and address. But Hogan, describing Pomer- anz as \a salesman of sorts who lived by his wits, a salesman of prodiiets and ideas,\ said \Mr. X\ had contracted to dispose of the blue chip stocks stolen from the Wall Street vaults of Bache & Co. Pomeranz' surrender was the second of two surprises for Ho- S.L. Board Hears Report On Ratigan Tax Protest At a re gular meeting of the Saranac Lake Village Board last; night, Village Attorney Thomas j Cantwell reported on a return j day session before Justice Robert Main in Malone in the case of Ratigan vs. the Village of Saranac Lake. Attorney Adam Palmer repre- sented Frank Ratigan, who brou- ght certiorari proceedings against the village after he was given a $3,000 increase (to $8,000) in his property tax assessment which he felt was unjust. Ratigan had ask- ed for a 1500 increase. Judge Main reserved decision, but after the session Palmer ask- ed Cantwell if he might reduce the assessment to $5500 a nd settle the ease in that manner. However, the Board decided last night not to reduce Ratigan'* assessment at this time , and the case \will pro- ceed to a hearing, date of which wiU be set later wbn more infor- mation is presented to Judge Main. The Board discussed the legal- ity of the beer sign on the Ray Brundage lot across from Will Rogers Hospital. The original sign was granted to the Saranac Lake Holding Company to advertise the Hotel Saranac. At the time the Hotel sign was erected, a permit was granted, although it was an exception to the zoning law. The zoning law says 'no billboards' in that tourist and residential sect- ion. Brundage will be directed to show proof of ownership, since no permit was obtained to erect the beer sign and the hotel permit ex- pired when the sign was abandon- ed. Albert Homburger Jr. ani How- ard Ellithorpe, owners of the Blue Line Sport Shop (formerly Chee- seman's> appeared at last night's meeting to ask about hunting and fishing licenses. The men would lite the village to apply to the county for permission to establish | the village clerk's office as an is- j suing office, so that the village j could in turn deputize them to is- I sue licenses. The Board turned down the request. ' Homburger and Ellithorpe said that no profit is made on the li- censes, but it is a service to the townspeople and tourist. The Blue Line is open evenings when all other licensing establish ments are closed. The licenses are now handled by Town of Harrietstown and are limited to 3 deputies. The 4 Seasons Sport Shop, the Saranac Lake Hardware and Mrs. Lillian Bateholts are presently the only ones that may issue these licens- es other than Town Clerk John Morgan. Village Manager. Stan Savarie presented the board with a pre- liminary survey of the Murphy block next to the fire house.which the Village may buy for expanded facilities for the fire department Savarie revealed an estimated cost of between $40,000 and $30,- i 000 for renovating the building, j This does not include the $7,500 purchase price. The Board pass- ed a motion to buy the property, but has not actually done so yet. The Board instructed Savarie to obtain a set of detailed plans. Bill Furlong was given permis- sion to move his taxi stand from Broadway, behind Bernie's Res- taurant, to 52 Church Street Ex- tension at the John Blaise Garage. Trustee William Wigger said he would like to see some restrict- ions lifted on the water ban. $av- arie explanied that the ban only pertained to lawn sprinklers. How- ever the sprinklers may now be used between 10 a.m. and 12 o'clock every day. Police Chief Wm. Wallace told the Board that nothing was accocop- lishd by having a policeman posted at the St. Regis intersection at the evening 5 p. m r«sh hour. He said patience and courtesy on. the dri- vers' part would eliminate most of the problem. There are a cer- tain number of cars that pass that corner at this time, he said, and the longest anyone has to wait is two or possibly three light chang- es which only amounts to 90 se- conds. . The intersection at Church and Main Street will soon have a re- gular traffic stop light, replacing the blinker at this congested area. The light is obtained from the state at no cost and will be er- ected as soon as delivery is made to the village. Leo McKillip applied for the po- sition of tax assessor for the vill- age. He mentioned that he is re- tired from business (printing) and has time to devote toihe job. Ken Garwod resignde from the post. The first surprise came when the federal government announced that Pomeranz was \Mr. X\—a piece of information given to the FBI by Hogan Friday and kept secret by his office. Hogan said his office had on& five minutes advance notice be- fore U.S. Atty. Robert M. Mor- genthau announced file issuance of a warrant for Pomeru Morgenthau also announced the arrest of a 13th defendant in the sensational theft of $1,370,475 worth of blue chip stock certifi- cates from the WaH Street broker- age house. He is Edward Schoen- berger, 30, an artist and interior decorator also known as Bobby Edwards. Here is how authorities have re- constructed the stock theft: The inside man was Gordon A. Tallman, 30, a clerk at Bache for eight months. He smuggled the stock out of the Wall Street office under his shirt in mid-June. On the outside, Robert J. Dodge, 24, an unemployed truck driver and friend of Tallman, turned most of the stock over to Pomer- anz\ for disposal. 'Pomeranz consulted with Ed- wards (Schoenberger) on the dis- tribution of these securities.\ said Morgenthau in announcing Ed- ward's arrest on charges of con- spiring to transport stolen securi- ties interstate. , BLOODMOBILE IN L.P. * The Bloodmobile of the Ameri- can Red Cross will spend th© hours between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thurs- • day at Placid Memorial Hospital to collect blood for people who may collect patients there. Appoint- ments are not necessary. Donors between the ages of 18 and 21 art asked to bring written from a parent.