Headlines from the Past

Staff Writer

Kane Republican Headlines from the Past – Week of May 19, 1954

Moon’s Mother Testifies In Warren Trial
First Witness In Defense: Said Moon’s Wife Had ‘Violent Temper’
The mother of Norman Moon, whom the state seeks to execute for the courtroom slaying of Judge Allison D. Wade, testified about the married life problems of her accused son.
The defense, implying it would seek to prove Moon was insane when he shot Wade, 51, to death last June, called Mrs. Dolly Moon, of Connellsville, as its first witness after the state rested its case this morning.
Mrs. Moon said her 28 year old son’s petite wife, Janet, was possessed of a “very violent temper” and often went into tantrums. She said she once went to Colorado to visit her son and daughter-in-law and found Janet had a job in a café where she was paid to drink with male customers.

Founder of National Honor Society Dies At Home Near Smethport
Joseph G. Masters, 81, founder of the National Honor Society and widely known as an educator, historian, speaker, author and social leader, died at 12:25 pm yesterday, at his home, Bush Hill Farms, near here.

Kane Area Joint High School News
This Is Prom Week
This week’s big event is the annual Junior-Senior prom, which will be held Friday evening in the gym, with decorations centered around the theme of “An Evening in Paris.” News has been received that the manufacturers of “Evening in Paris” perfume, the Bourjois Perfumerie, Inc. are sending small sample flacons of their perfume for each girl attending the prom.

“Flying Saucer” Observed Over Hilltop by CD Ground Corps
Report of Flying Disc Observed 15 Minutes- Confirmed by USAF
Ground Observation Corps at Kane today reported an object in the sky over this borough watched by three veteran observers for 15 minutes on May 13 has been identified as a “flying saucer” and confirmed by the U.S. Army Air Force.
Mrs. Lucy Hearst, chief observer with a record of several hundreds of hours as a spotter, first noted the object moving into and behind clouds in the west. Two other observers, Mrs. Maxine Gatewood and Mrs. Phyllis Barnes, picked it up at the same time.

Wolves District Nine Champs; Set Five New Marks In Meet
Setting five new records, Kane’s track and field team won the Class A District IX title by totaling 78 ½ points to Bradford’s 75 ½, DuBois’ 36 ½ and Clearfield’s 32 ½. Kane took five first places while tying for first in two other events. All in all, the Kane squad took 24 places.
Ed Moran’s time of four minutes and 39 seconds in the mile cut two and three tenths seconds off his District record set last year as a sophomore. In the half-mile, Moran’s other specialty, he set a new McCoy Stadium record as well as a new District IX record with a time of 2:03.