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Valley Independent, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1968, Monessen, Pennsylvania The VALLEY INDEPENDENT The Daily Newspaper of the Valley Area 100 Second Class Postage paid at Post THURSDAY OCTOBER 1968 10 CENTS PER COPY In Donora Proposals approved on sewage Donora Borough Council in special session last night adopted three ordinances pertaining to sewage treatment The first authorizes a service agreement for age treatment service between the borough and the City of Monessen and the Mon Valley Sewage The second authorizes the Mon Valley Sewage Authority to repair and replace sanitary sewer lines and the appurtenances thereof in alleys and rights of way Of the borough The last directs and requires the connection of all occupied buildings with public sanitary and com- directs the abandonment or erection of privy cesspools and septic tanks on such provides for the method of connection be- tween occupied buildings and the sanitary and com- sewers and for the inspection provides for the issuance of permits and the payment of tap defines unacceptable sanitary and sets penalties fpr violations The ordinances were adopted unanimously Council President Thomas Councilwoman Agnes Griger and Councilmen dolph James Stewart and Roy Brooks were present along with Mayor Albert Solicitor A J DeMedio and Secretary Tom Petrus Solicitors present Representing the Mon Valley Sewage Authority were Solicitors Louis Manderino and Arnold Hirsch and Ralph Lynch of the bond counsel firm Hirsch explained that it was necessary to act on the ordinances now because the bond closing to finance the sewage treatment plant project is scheduled for Nov 13 and are many loose ends to tie Before the ordinances were many tions were asked by borough officials DeMedio wanted to know about a section of the service agreement in which the borough would have to guarantee payment on 95 per cent of the amount See SEWAGE Page 5 Land bought for Chrysler Chrysler Corp seems to be wasting little time getting started on building a million assembly plant between New Stanton and Mt Pleasant The giant automotive firm has begun to purchase land it had under option for several months Several landowners already have sold their op- and it seems likely that several others are about to follow suit Chrysler has purchased 270 but it is re- ported that as many as 700 acres may be acquired yet this week At least six landowners have been notified by registered mail that the corporation in- tends to take over the although no specific date for final transactions was given Four square miles More than four square miles has now been op- by the Manor Real Estate a branch of the Penn Central for Chrysler Corp and its subsidiary Chrysler Realty Corp It now appears that the land which is being chased first will constitute the plant site probably totaling between 1.000 and acres A Chrysler spokesman said last week that moving operations at the site may begin as early as this week He further said that land currently under option may be purchased by the Chrysler Realty Corp a land development agency which was formed slightly more than one year ago The Chrysler spokesman likened the speculation of the realty firm to that of any other large er purchasing land around an industrial site for future expansion He pointed out that land could be developed in a number of ways and that the ment could be spread over a long period of lime Supervised optioning Manor Realty representative D L who has supervised the optioning for several has obtained options on more than 2.300 acres extending from just outside to Jhc Pennsylvania Turnpike and in one even across the pike An additional acres has been along Route four miles south of the plant adjacent to the junction of 119 and 839 Pleasant This land adjoins a plot purchased several months ago by Moore Metal Manufacturing of South i Seen this firemen getting Christmas street lights and decorations ready for stringing Thanksgiving Week Vernon man earning a in his hand lo help rase his claiming Hie old-fashioned man carrying he is hg to son in Vietnam Hanoi rejects compromise hinted By K C THALER LONDON has rejected an American plan for mutual de-escalation of the Vietnam War but hinted it would open peace talks immediately if the U.S would halt bombing of North diplomatic sources said today A ceasefire in the war might be among the first steps in such peace the sources said They said Hanoi fears it would lose loo much prestige if it accepted an American to end the bombing in return for pulling North mese forces from the South Vietnam halting attacks against South Vietnamese cities and agreeing to the Saigon government's participation in peace talks But the sources said it was understood Hanoi might tacitly and plunge into real peace talks if the Americans ended their air and sea bombardment The sources said it touch and whether a compromise can be reached Hanoi and which has insisted North Vietnam must agree to mutual de-escalation to get an end to bombing Other diplomatic sources termed the chances of gelling U S pressing peace drive PICTURE OF picture was taken by the astronauts aboard the Apollo 7 when they were blasted from earth two weeks ago It shows the second stage booster as the astronauts were being fired into space Just below the rocket's tail is Cape Kennedy where the blastoff took place Telephoto from Moon decision won't be hasty PARIS United States and North Vietnam may be holding secret sessions to bargaining on an can peace plan for diplomatic sources said today The two nations have been meeting publicly only once a week since after the May 13 opening of their talks aimed at toning down the war enough to bring a peace conference The United States clearly was pressing its peace ing to the observers From Saigon and other capitals came continued reports of the Johnson tration offering Hanoi a com- plete bombing halt over North Vietnam in return for Hanoi withdrawing forces from the South Vietnam halting attacks on cilies and agreeing to let Saigon into any peace erice From diplomatic sources reported the United Stales even has asked for and gotten Soviet in trying lo bring Hanoi mlo a peace conference real peace going at about sources said Hanoi is now holly wilhin its own political and military councils the American package for a in Paris Some leaders were reported to favor Tor fear that a new in Stales prove tougher in coming year prefer lo wail and lake their chance Hanoi was reported standing on ils thesis that it cannot and will nol publicly offer anything in return for an American halt in the the Americans being considered the It was understood Hanoi might quietly de-escalate and above all compromise on measures of in Sec 3 By JOSEPH WASHINGTON the moment everything is gung ho for the it in on it next summer But can be says Dr Thomas O that Apollo astronauts never will be committed to any year or any the responsible officials involved are as certain as they can be that the mission will be safe and is likely to succeed Paine is acting chief of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration He was as pleased as everybody else Weather Colder with jew showers or possible snow flurries Friday Inside Bridge 26 Classified 25 Comics 26 Editorials 4 Health 27 Hospital registers 13 Obituaries 13 12 Stocks 23 TV news 26 Women's news 7 L that confidence in the Apollo spacecraft was so well by the flight of Apollo 7 he told United Press NASA has no intention of allowing itself to be into hasty decisions by any pressures of any kind The maiden manned flight of Apollo along with many previous unmanned spacecraft and rocket proved that the United States has the kind of and space power it must have to fly to the moon and eventually make a landing there No decision yet But that doesn't mean a decision is possible now about the nature of the next Apollo missions Paine said high level review board here at will study detailed reports of the Apollo 7 flight before the NASA management decides whether to make the Apollo 8 scheduled for late a manned flight in orbit or around the moon This he cannot be made before Lt Gen Sec 5 Vietnam death toll at lowest point of year on display A new local feature begins tomorrow in The Valley pendent Called Industrial the feature includes a series of articles on trial plants located in the Valley Most of the larger industries in the ley will be toured by our re- porters for in-depth stories which will appear in sive Friday issues of The In- dependent Look for this new feature series starting in tomorrow's edition Police sweep at Berkeley Calif Hundreds of law enforcement officers swooped onto the University of California campus in the pre-dawn darkness today and systematically began ar- resting 75 demonstrators who held a building for nearly 12 hours An estimated force of 500 acting on a predetermined surrounded the heavily barricaded building They were initially greeted by a hail of rocks and catcalls from but quickly pushed past to the walls of the building SAIGON mese government spokesmen said today they planned the largest release of Communist captives of the war The announcement came as allied weekly battle deaths fell to the lowest point of the reflecting a lull in fighting U.S aircraft rose sharply with the downing of seven planes and helicopters in a 24-hour military spokesmen On the ground U.S Marines and South mese troops plunged into the Demilitarized Zone and killed 112 North Vietnamese soldiers in a three-hour bailie Government spokesmen said they planned lo release 140 Communist captives It was the third gesture of its type since the lull in fighting began amid reports in world capitals that a full bombing halt over North Vietnam was imminent along with a breakthrough in the preliminary Paris peace An allied casualty report covering the weekly period beginning Oct 13 said U.S combat deaths were the lowest weekly toll since Aug 1967 The previous week 177 Americans died in fighting U.S wounded last week totaled the lowest figure since the week ending last Dec 30 South Vietnamese battle deaths dropped to 132 last the figure this year Communist forces initialed no major in South Vietnam See 3 Dedicate at Page By RUTH ANN YATSKO M a n u f new plant in Twp was officially dedicated yesterday afternoon with municipal and industrial development officials participating The situated on a site off Tyrol was constructed by the Middle Monongahela Industrial Agency and leased to lo permit it to consolidate and expand ils operations At yesterday's the project was hailed as a ative venture on the part of many agencies Harry Tueche master of paid tribute to of Monessen al Development Corporation in attracting vale to the Mon Valley The plant was located in Monessen four years ago with temporary headquarters in ths former Magura Bldg who served as MIDC president for five take great pride and sonal in seeing this wonderful industry finally be- come a reality in the mid Mon Charles president of said the See BROOKE 3 UF has moved to 88.7 per cent A new total of was reported yesterday in the Mon Valley United Fund for This is 88.7 per of the goal set for the The report luncheon day was held at the Elks and was dubbed in keeping with the space theme for the day Campaign Chairman Al Lami said he is confident the sion is and called for another report luncheon at Elks Club next day at ai which time he is hoping for a successful con- lo the drive At yesterday's luncheon I he of Steel Co surpassed ils goal and a new leader emerged an the Division Thomas who directs Jhc campaign at Jhc plant an cd lo total This was part of the report made in the employes division by Andrew Bury and Adam who announced a total of or 82 per cent of this quota Edward Lyons reporting for Pittsburgh Steel's Monessen plant indicated the amount of this contribution is with more to come There was a surprising turn in the communities division when Charleroi came up with a or 62.3 per of an quota to go out in front Donora was next with 53.6 per or of a quota accounted lor in pledges and money communities Belle or 48.9 per cent of a California or 22.8 per cert of a 50 or 41 9 per cent of a or 395 per conl of a goal goal for all communities j and reported to date is or 48.9 per rent In Src f 3 Miss Miss Slohoda Miss Valley United Fund Campaign Chairman Al Lami holding his simulated check from Works of Pittsburgh Steel Co high out of Hie reach of the Miss Torch court who arc about to take off for outer at the fourth him noon of the campaign Tht theme was and the girK are lanet Carol Gardner and bota
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