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Tyrone Daily Herald (Newspaper) - June 19, 1978, Tyrone, Pennsylvania I I v e Camp Rill i Pa 17011 rone Number 260 of Our Year Monday June 191978 Per Copy New Chairman Selected Things Turn Rosier In State GOP By SCOTT MACLEOD HARRISBURG JUPI i George Bloom the Republican state chairman when William Scranton was governor or scratched his gray mustache and pointed to Harold Bud Haabestad what I like to see he said watching as Haabestad the new state GOP chairman posed amicably for news photographers with Richard Filling the ousted state chairman and candidate for governor Richard Thorn burgh Haabestad smiled So did Filling So did Thornburgh The scene was symbolic of Republican hopes in the 1978 governors race The Haabestad who one woman said looked a teensy bit like Kirk was elected chairman by acclamation Saturday but not without a little turmoil Thornburgh wanted to in stall his own man but Filling and others feared that Haabestad might change some of the policies and programs developed during Fillings tenure Finally Less than six hours before the 10 am meeting Filling gave in and pledged his support to Haabestad in the interest of party unity Even after Filling threw the towel in the challenge con Thornburgh aide Paul Cricthlow pleaded with one woman to stop parading with a large sign that read A pie without Richard Filling is an empty crust Haabestad indicated that the fight had left a few scars he said he didnt know what role Filling would play in the party now and he left no doubt that his election had solidified leadership I would like to thank all of you to allow me to join all of you he told the committee after his election It is a clear statement of trust that you are willing to put in Dick leadership Some of Fillings supporters said they were happy and had received signs that Fillings emphasis on local and county party activities lould be continued despite fears that would use the party apparatus for his own election Its as rosy as anything can be said House Minority Leader Jack Seltzer R Lebanon a Filling backer Maybe our fears were groundless Maybe it was just the unknown we were afraid of Thornburgh was anxious to put the party quarreling behind and get on with the task of defeating Democrat Pete Flaherty in November The rough and tumble of competition is good Thorn burgh said We show we can pull together after the decisions are made Thats the way the system was intended to work Today we paid homage to that system We can win in November if we put the team together now said Thornburgh Haabestad 45 of Radnor a former Princeton University basketball player owns the Hydrol Chemical Co and Teca Co a paper He was the first major county official to endorse candidacy Haabestad plans to work for no salary as state GOP chairman Filling earned annually He told reporters it was too soon to make any com about his plans for the party I want to take a look at the financial picture he said But its loo early for me to make any sharp judgements about how were going to proceed He said he was concerned about the partys debt and about making more inroads in organizing the GOP in the counties of the state In other party elections Thornburgh supporter Linda Childs GOP Mercer County chairman withdrew her challenge so the committee could unanimously reelect OFFICERS INSTALLED The Blair County Chapter of the Deborah Heart and Lung Center held its installation banquet Saturday at the Officers installed by the chapter are Seated T to Mrs Mary Brunner president Mrs Dorothy regional chairperson for Pennsylvania and in officer Mrs Brenda Michaels secretary Mrs Betty Spencer treasurer Standing 1 to Irvin Kelley financial secretary Mrs Esther Share vice president donor Mrs Ruth Garris vice president mem Kellar Not pictured Mrs Gertrude Johnson vice president fund raising Poi ice Probe UM Here Bel wood Tyrone Borough police are investigating two recent and report a two car crash in which there were no injuries A central air conditioning unit valued at was reported stolen from the home of Bernard T Box 233 Tyrone RD Sinking Valley Police report that person or persons unknown removed the unit from a patio at the Sherwin property Witnesses said that two maies i backed a blue sedan into the driveway of the Sherwin property on June 13 or 14 at about 2 pm disconnected the air con placed it in the trunk of the vehicle and drove away The unit was disconnected by cutting utility wires and disconnecting the air ducts on the unit Witnesses reported the unit could be seen in the trunk of the car as the thieves drove from the scene Police noted that the unit had not been bolted to the patio on the Sherwin property The case is under investigation Tanks Stolen Five acetylene tanks Contd on Page 2 New Post ors At 2 Churches Two area United Methodist Churches Tyrones Church of the Good Shepherd and the Summers Due On Wednesday Summer will officially begin for the norther hemisphere on Wednesday June 21 at pm Eastern Daylight Time according to Paul J Oles director of Planetarium Programs at the Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science This is the Summer Solstice when the sun stands directly over the Tropic of Cancer the most northerly place on earth where the sun is ever directly overhead At noon the sun will be about 74 degrees above Pitt southern horizon its highest point in the local sky all year Since the sun will have reached its most nor position of the year it will shine very directly on the Contd on Page 2 Something To Dos Series Of Dances Set For Dons Disco will be featured as the first of six dances to be held at the Tyrone Area High School Tuesday night in an effort of providing something extra for the people in the community to do during the summer months The dances are being provided through the cooperative efforts of Borough Council the Tyrone Area School District and the Playground Association The extended use of the schools indoor pool and the dances are being used to help alleviate of the discomfort experiences in the loss of the outdoor pool this summer borough council the dance to be held in the high school cafeteria tomorrow night will begin at 8 oclock Due to the weekday curfew of 11 pm the dance will terminate at The dance is open to the public The continuation of dances will be determined by public support The dance will be chaperoned and members of student council will maintain a concession stand Dates to be marked on the calendar for these dances include June 20 and 27 July 18 and 25 and Aug 1 and 15 According to Neil Smith principal oT the high school other Tuesday nights are Contd on Page 2 Methodist Church were assigned new ministers at the Central Pennsylvania Conference which ended Saturday at College Among the 72 pastoral changes in the 939 churches in the conference were the assignments of the Rev Norman E Huff to the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Rev Leslie McRae to Pastor Huff will come to Tyrone from where he has been the pastor since 1965 He is a 1956 graduate of Lycoming College and a 1962 graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary In addition to he has served pastorates in Waterville East Waterford Ford Louden and Camp He succeeds the Rev Eugene Steiner Pastor and Mrs Huff and their family will move to the Good Shepherd parsonage at 1806 Columbia ave early next week and his first sermon will be given i at the church on Sunday July 2 The Huffs are the parents of two sons and two daughters Both sons and one daughter are students at Lycoming College Their younger daughter will be a student at Tyrone Area High School FROM NEWPORT Pastor McRae will move to Contd on Page 2 Police Officer Guilty i An Snyder Town ship police officer was found guilty of driving under the influence while traveling the wrong way on the Seventh st bridge in Altoona Jan 10 Judge found Robert L Morrison 42 of Northwood guilty of the charge Friday In a trial held in the Blair County Courthouse A witness told how he was driving across the bridge when the Morrison car came the wrong way across the span and hiscar struck the Contd on Page 2 Blair Deborah Unit installs The Blair County Chapter of the Deborah Heart and Lung Center held its installation banquet Saturday at the Bellwood Grange Eight of were installed during special ceremonies Those installed for the 1978 79 term are Mrs Mary Brunner president Mrs Gertrude Johnson vice president fund raising Mrs Esther Share vice president donor Mrs Ruth Garris vice president membership Kellar Wagner vice president program Irvin Kellev financial secretary Mrs Betty Spencer treasurer and Mrs Brenda Michaels recording and corresponding secretary Mrs Dorothy Dissin regional chairperson for Pennsylvania conducted the installation Special guests for the evening were the Maranatha Singers who have been singing throughout the east for the past five years The group has sung in churches various denominations high schools coffee houses youth rallies camps boys clubs and old age homes The group Contd on Severe Storms Sweep More Coming The National Weather Service predicted scattered thundershowers across the state today after a series of severe storms swept Penn sylvania Sunday night and early today Mercer County was buffeted with winds gusting up to 55 miles per hour and marble size hail Sunday evening with widespread damage reported to power and utility lines An inch of rain fell in a half hour period State troopers at Mercer said several main roads leading in and out of the borough were blocked by downed trees They also reported at least three autos by falling limbs and trees Other communities in western Pennsylvania also received heavy rain and high winds with the storm centered in a belt between Mercer and Butler counties from the Ohio border to Reynoldsville Jefferson County 15 inches of rain Parker 12 inches and Slippery Rock half an inch had quarter inch hail with 16 inches of r aih in just 45 minutes Washington County reported some pea size hail A funnel cloud was reported late Sunday at Carlisle Cumberland County The NWS issued a tornado warning for east central Pennsylvania but there were no reports of the tornado touching down Lancaster had high winds and hail Scattered showers and thunderstorms developed in most northern and western sections of Pennsylvania Sunday afternoon and were scattered in most areas of the state during the night Early today some showers were still the nor part of the elsewhere skies were partly cloudy Temperatures ranged from the low 60s to low 70s Warm and humid air will continue over Pennsylvania Contd on Page 2 Weather News From Around Here HUNTINGDON The hassle between county property owners and the Huntingdon Co Board of Assessment Appeals is now waiting for Judge Morris M decision The board hasbeen hearing appeals for months HUNTINGDON This two playgrounds and Blair Park swimming pool opened today for the summer They will be closed on Aug 18 according to director Kurt Strawser CLAYSBURG A floor safe containing and lottery and inspection stickers was taken in an early Saturday morning burglary at Mauks Service Station here BLAIRSVILLE A believed to be that of a victim of last years flood in the area was found Sunday night in the Conemaugh River near here MCCONNELLSBURG The only public library in Fulton Cois closed three years after voters decided it should Private donations had kept it operative since the voters turned it down in 1975 butthe private donations have dwindled A policeman was hit by a soft drink a window was broken a cigaret was thrown into a police carand six teenagers were arrested here Friday night for a period of disorderly conduct at Howard ave and First st Israel Rea To Negotia Arab Sector Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday Lows tonight 55 to Highs Tuesday near 80 Extended forecast Wed through Friday Partly cloudy warm and humid Wednesday through Friday with a few thun Thursday af into Friday Lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s TUL AVIV Israel UPI Israel is willing to negotiate rather than just review the future of occupied Arab lands only after five years of peace but Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan concedes that stance may disappoint the United States The Cabinet adopted a vaguely worded three paragraph communique Sunday in response to US demands that Israel spell out its plans for the West Bank and Gaza Strip home of 11 million Palestinian Arabs after a proposed fiveyear period of The statement represented a victory for Prime Minister Menachem Begin who said Israel went far enough in its initial peace proposal and a defeat for Defense Minister Ezer Weizman Weizman and four Cabinet ministers from the dovish Democratic Movement for Change pushed for a draft reflecting American language and including a pledge to decide on the permanent status of the territories after five years Weizman left the Cabinet meeting in a huff refusing to talk to reporters Aides said he was angry but did not plan to resign Dayan was to go before the Israeli Parliament today to explain the statement which was derided as too soft by Israeli hawks and too hard by doves Inan interview on Israeli public television Dayan said the key factor in the statement was the commitment to negotiate with Jordan and local Palestinians When the US government receives the written it will certainly see apt and clear answers about the position of the government of Israel Dayan said Whether it will be happy about the contents of this position is another question Five years after the in of limited which will come into force upon the establishment of peace the nature of the future relations between the parties will be considered and agreed upon at the suggestion of any of the parties the com said The parties will conduct negotiations between them with the participation of the representatives of the residents of Judea Samaria and the Gaza district Judea and Samaria are the biblical names of the West Bank of the Jordan In Washington the State Department said the United be consulting with each side about how to proceed At this stage we are not going to characterize the Contd on 14 Bodies Found Tornado Si Boat On La OTTAWA Kan first the National Weather Service had expected no more than severe thunderstorms for Lake Pomona The tornado warning it issued was 10 minutes too late Rescue workers Sunday pulled six bodies from the calm warm waters of the lake bringing the death toll in Kansas worst boating disaster in history to 14 Dragging operations were scheduled to resume today for the body of a girl the only missing victim of the twister that the paddlewheel Whippoorwill Showboat Saturday night The weather bureau in Topeka ha issued a severe thunderstorm watch about 10 minutes before the boat left its dock but did not issue a tor nado warning until pm after the damage was done A spokesman for the weather service said the tornado that capsized the 11 yearold boat was too small to be seen by radar The showboat a pleasure craft carrying 59 passengers was about 10 minutes into a cruise when the slim tornado formed over the lake flipping the boat com and spilling most of the persons aboard into the deep waters The owner of the boat Bruce Rogers said he saw the tornado forming over the lake and ordered the boats pilot to head back to the dock at full power but the funnel cloud hit when the craft was still about 100 yards from shore It longest slim mest thing said Charles J Herschell who was on the shore It just kept bobbing up and down Eight ofthe victims bodies were recovered late Saturday most of them from the deck of the boat after it was righted The bodies of the victims recovered Sunday during five hours of dragging operations were found near where the Contd on Page 2 NEW YORK UPI The New York Daily News was back on the streets Sunday following a repor ters strike which had suc on shutting off publication for just two days The papers first edition for Sunday hit the streets at 10 pm Saturday with a nearly 2inch high headline saying HI THERE GLAD TO BE BACK The em b er Newspaper Guild unit at the News overwhelmingly ac a contract by voice vote earlier Saturday Minutes later employees began streaming back to work to help management put out a slim Sunday edition Staff writer Beth Fallen said Sunday seemed like a nor mal workday but the mood Contd on By Carter Emergency Preparedness Reorganization Unveiled By HELEN THOMAS UPI White House Reporter WASHINGTON UPI A new reorganization plan to consolidate the nations emergency preparedness and assistance agencies today was ready for unveiling by President Carter The plan calls for in Civil Defense Federal Disaster Assistance and other agencies to make them more responsive to emergencies natural and otherwise White House of said Sunday Carter also was to meet today with his Cabinet to review the status of his legislative program and goals of restraint in federal spen ding Early in the week the president was expected to assess with his chief diplomatic and intelligence advisers the Soviet response to his cooperation or confrontation speech at Annapolis Md a The president was in Panama when the Soviet Communist party newspaper Pravda said the present of the United states is fraught with serious We hope for the speediest realization of this truth in Washington said the com mentary which obviously reflected Politburo thinking As expressed by Mrs Carter the weekend trip to exchange Panama Canal treaty ratification documents with Gen Omar was great and the president and his aides were more there will be no serious problems in turning the US controlled Canal Zone over to Panama along with the canal The president returned to the White House Saturday evening Among those flying back to Washington with him on Air Fo ce One was William Jorden US ambassador in Panama City for four years who wanted to discuss future plans Contrary to earlier predictions Jorden says he Contd on Page 2
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