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   Daily News (Newspaper) - January 9, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434O40 or 5424641 VOL 47 MSB CENTS PEM COPY HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA THURSDAY JANUARY 9 1969 Israel Removes Civilians From Suez Canal Town Israel today began evacuating all civilians from its Suez Canal town of Quantara often the target of Arab guns in Israeli artillery duels with Egypt Jordanian troops said they sent an Israeli patrol fleeing in new fighting across the Jordan River Sewage Treatment Alexandria Council Has Old Problem An old problem dominated dis cussion and action at Hie regu lar meeting of the Alexandria Borough Council held this week in the scout house The State Health Department has renewed its insistence that 1Jie borough comply with orders to proceed with the final prepar ation of plans and the construc tion of a full sewage disposal system Several years ago the Gwin Engineering firm of Alloona prepared preliminary plans for the borough Now Health De partment officials insist thai the borough move ahead and com plete final plans and specifica tions Council leaders estimated that this phase of the program would cost between S7000 and After discussion members Continued On Page Ten 81 Cubans In Massive Escape JHAMJ Bt Cuban refugees who succeeded in the nwst massive escape through the US Naval base at GisHiitanamo during a blazing gunbatlle between their leaders and Castro guards spoke only reluctantly today of the dash for freedom Some of the 4fi men 13 women and 22 children were too dazed to remember others feared for reprisals against relatives they left behind or the many who didnt make it and all were apparently uterned to teep silent by US officials Brought to the immigrant processing center near here the refugees old stories thati accounted for at least three dead and up to 100 persons who failed last Monday to make it over he sixfoot high chain link In Beirut Lebanons premier designate Rashid Karami be gan deliberations on a new cabinet while pledging government to a hardline Middle East policy with Israel It will be his seventh stint as premier in 14 years Kantara once a thriving Arab town of 15000 was captured by Israel Manv during of its the war Arab residents escaped before the advancing occupation troops Those who stayed suffered through costly artillery duels across the canal Israel said the evacuation of Jhe remaining 800 Arab civilians in Operation Life Saving would take 10 days Twenty refugee families began the trip fo their new home at El Arish H4 miles to the north today Egypt refused their request to be repatriated Israeli officials said In Amman Jordans military headquarters said its troops caught an Israeli patrol sneak ing across the Jordan and in a crossriver duel with mortars machine guns and artillery turned the patrol back There were no casualties reported in the battling Wednes day nighf In Cairo Egyptians given an alternative to President Gamal Abdel Nassers political party or the first time returned a massive vote of confidence in heir leader Wednesday Early returns in the race for 3nO Phone 6434040 At Parii Parley North South Viet Trade Charges PARIS Vietnam said today the South Vietna mese regime of President Nguyen Van Thieu is trying to torpedo the Paris talks on Vietnam and keep the Ameri cans involved in the war Thanh Le chief spakesman of the Hanoi delega lion took sharp issue with Thieus statement Tuesday warning that South Vietnam wanted the Paris parley to be clearly divided into an allied and a Communist side in which the Viet Cong would be denied of an equal partner Le said Saigons puppet regime was obstinately op posed to peace and national independence and is persistent ly hampering the Paris confer ence on Vietnam Le claimed Saigon wants he United States to prolong its aggressive war so that they can continue their life as lackeys The sfatemenl coincided with additional indications that neith er the allied nor the Communist delegations were prepared to make immediate concessions to break the deadlock over seating arrangements for the confer ence originally due to begin Vietnamese and Ameri can officials said no secret procedural bargaining w a s planned Col Jiau Van Lau Hanois No 2 delegate who Continued On Page Fourteen Trees Will Be Burned Al Six Mile Run Sunday The annual Christmas tree burning ceremony at Six Mile Run will be held Sunday Janu ary 12 at 2pm at the site of the new fire hall Trees will be picked up Sal Valional Assembly seats showed urday morning Residents are candidates from Nassers Arabasked to have trees in front of Continued On Page Ten their houses atlhat time 3VO 293 Apollo Astronauts Enjoy M J J Happy Day In Washington New Continuing Membership Plan Member Drive Under Way Community leaders buoyed by a decade of success in revitalizing the economy oi the Hunt ingdon area took dead aim at continued pro gress yesterday at the kickoff dinner for the membership campaign for Huntingdon Busi Assenibly Begins Farm Show Recess HARRJSBITRG UP The General Assembly in session for just two days today began an 18day recess as Harrisburg prepared for the annual inva sion of rural folk for its mid winter State Farm Show Before retiring for its first re cess of the new year the State House of Representatives virtu ally completed revision of its rules to reduce number of standing committees and pro vide that some of them for the first lime will have subcommit tees Establish Subcommittees In its fourhour session Wed nesday the House announced the establishment of 16 subcom mittees all with regular chair men The subcommittees will operate under seven of the 21 Continued On Page Fourteen Air Force Study Of UFOs Says t Space Visits Still 10000 Years Away ness and Industry Under the leadership of drive chairman James L Thomp son the division chairmen cap tains and workers received last minute instructions and words of encouragement at the dutch treat luncheon held at noon at the Elks Home in Huntingdon The development and im provement organization was founded in 1958 and in Decem ber finished a decade of activi ty This years membership pro gram is a departure from the previous pattern Originally membership in HB I was subscribed on a fiveyear basis with annual dues and at the end of the first five year member ship period a second fiveyear program was undertaken Under the guidance of Thomp son along wilh the permanent membership chairman Stanley E Cipar and officers of the or ganization the membership in HB I will now be for a one Continued On Page Fourteen Water Is Used To Extinguish Dump Blaze Water from the No 1 and WASHINGTON 101 GIs Die InWeek Of Viet Action SAIGON UPI Fighting in Vietnam last week killed 101 American soldiers US spokes men said today It was one of Uie lowest sevenday death tolls in two years and reflected a threeday New Years truce called by the Viet Cong South Vietnamese officers reported tiie end of a 16day Man cannot expectcairtpajgn by government troops f r MULti nc nu i CTIJU on Unidentified Flying fence encircling the landward iNo 2 booster tanks was used j Objects UFOs concluded side of the Guanlanamo Basejip extinguish a blaze no direct evidence Two large Navy transport night at Snyders Dump along whatever of a convincing nature planes airlifted them o Miamilhe Stone Creek Road north of now exists for he claim that for hours of interrogation byHuntingdon any UFOs rep LS authorities who later Cardboard boxes on the dump Visilil18 efirlh declined to comment on the caught fire and a rather largei civilization to be visited by space ships from other solar sysin the Mekong Delta that terns in the next 10000 years and probably not even then according to a scientific study for the Air Force made public today The University of Colorado study any UFOs represent spacecraft from another incident or even acknowledge was ablaze when the fire Freedom Bus The full story may never be kiown but it appeared a large trailertruck called the Hava na to Guantanamo Freedom dispaldied lo lhe scenewhen Continued On Page Ten March Draft Call Is 33000 WASHINGTON UPI Tim Defense Department issued Wednesday a draft call o 31KM for induction into the Army and 1501 in In the Marine Corps during March The total was slightly less lhaii the M700 I be called during Feiniary hut more than the 26800 drafted this month men arrived There was no damage The two pumpers two service trucks and one ambulance were the sirens sounded at pm Assistant Chiefs Gilbert Moun The 1500 page report com piled under a twoyear Air Force contract hedged by saying that its conclusion based on present evidence was not a prediction for the future Six Mile Run Fire Company ReElects Mori Victor Mort was reelecled to his third year as president of the Six Mile Run Area Volunteer Fire Company at a recent meet ing held in the fire ball Other officers selected for 1969 are Jack Kormanski reelected cleaned out file U Minh forest and killed 434 Viet Cong guerrillas The weekly American casual ly figure was the lowest since I he week ending Oct 19 when 100 US troops died on Vietnam tain and George B Wilson of lhe universe the But it then went on to think vice president Edward iMohr some cosmic thoughts on the e directed the work of the fire men Kenneth Foster re elected treasurer INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 3 Classified Ads 17 Comics 15 Crossword Puzzle 17 Editorials fi Stock Market 2 Obituaries 2 Society And Club News Sports 12 Sunday School Lesson 13 comparatively iny technological Morl reelected lo a three achievements of man and the extreme unlikelihood of inter stellar travel as practiced Continued On Page Fourteen LBJ Anxious To Start Clearing His Records WASHINGTON UPI I went lo Camp David the this select group may do so dur Prosidcm Johnson has riiscovlpresidential retreat in iheimJ January by contacting Mrs Choir Visit Is Planned The Patron and Housing Com mittees for the Concordia Choir Concert lo be held at Oiler Hall Friday February 21 were announced today by John C Horn cochairman of the com munity event Mrs C JewcLt Henry is organ izing the important role that patrons play in bringing such an outstanding choir to Huntingdon Some 100 patrons will be sought and any persons wishing to join ercd from his notes that three Catoctin mountains in MaryiHenry men who were among thejland to think about it Some 33 homes will be re leaders in calling for a bombingijohnson recalled I didnt ln house the fi5 students halt during the last politically part of it campaign were the same men who urged him to start bombing North Vietnam Johnson has refused to name UK three men who least for now He said he winlcfl lo classify his papers for their release in 5 years in years or 25 know so no one will get hurt Johnson said the three policy advisers urged him at confiden tial meetings to start the bombing long before he made up his mind With 12 days more remaining in the presidency Johnson has his eyes on the future He speaks of doing a lot of resting and just being laxy But ii is clear that he is champing at the bit to begin scrutinizing the 31 million pages of documents covering his 40 years in public top secret memoranda to personal trivia All of it will wind upjn the LBJ library which will open Continued On Page Nine j of the choir overnight after the concert Mrs Ralph Schmidt president of the Lutheran Church Women will coordinate this pro gram through this organization of St James Lutheran Church Persons wishing this experience with the Concordia College stu dents may wish lo contact Mrs Schmidt The general coordination of work required to organize the program is being handled by Mrs Richard J Marks Appoint ments at Oiler Hall are being di Continued On Page Fourteen term as trustee Dean McKnight was chosen fire chief William Washburn and Robert Ford first and sec ond assistants Dennis Foreman captain Junior Hanks reelect ed chaplain Robert Defibaugh thief engineer and William Divens assistant engineer battlefields It also was the third lowest in the last two years Eightytwo Americans were killed the week ending Aug 12 1967 an 7 were killed the first week oi 1967 American wounded last week totaled the lowest number since the week ending Oct 19 and the fourth lowest i n two years The 101 dead brought total US dead in the war to 30644 The wounded total rose to 192926 The South Vietnamese also reported a sharp drop in casualties last week They said 150 government soldiers were killed and 620 wounded com pared to 279 killed and 901 wounded the previous week Communist dead for the week Continued On Page Fourteen Don Shirley Trio Will Offer Concert Monday Subscribers to Ihe Huntingdon Concerts Associations 19681969 series will have a treat on Mori day January 13 when the Don Shirley Trio comes to Oiler Hall onthe Juniata College campus Mrs Frederic H Steele assoc iation president declared today as she issued a reminder to all members of the date ard artist for this second concert of the current season The performance will start at oclock Don Shirley is considered to be one of the most brilliant ar tists and exciting personalities in the American musical world Among the younger pianists of our decade he has won the plau dits of audiences all over the country Known as a free artist his musical knowledge and skill has won him admirers from such classicists as Igor Stravinsky on Continued On Page Nine DON SHIRLEY 2 FBI Agents Slain Escapee Being Held In Killings WASHINGTON meek and mudcovered fugi tive was captured inthe attic of a Washington apartment Wed nesday seven hours after he allegedly fatally shot two FBI agents Billie Austin Bryant 29 an accused seventime bank robber and escaped convict tossed his gun through the attic trap door and surrendered without a struggle police said His capture came almost seven hours after FBI agents Anthony Palmisano 26 Hyatts ville Md and Edwin R Woodriffe 27 Oxon Hill Md were shot to death in the hallway outside the apartment of Bryants estranged wife The agents had gone to the Senator Wins 2 Year Fight WASHINGTON Government no longer can threaten to jail or imprison persons who give false answers on job forms to such questions as have you ever stuttered or ever had frequent trouble sleeping Sen Sam J Ervin DNC chairman of the Senate Consti tutional Rights subcommittee claimed victory Wednesday in a twoyear battle Lo abnlish the form He said the questionnaire demonstrates that hope springs eternal in the bureauc racy that it will some day know all there is to know about a man Ellis Will Preside At AAC Meet Maryland bank of at point of a gun Police said Bryant apparently fled the scene of the slaying and hid in a muddy creek near the apartment building in the southeast section of Washington while police scoured the neigh borhood with tracking dogs They said he crawled up the bank brush later in the afternoon and apparently apartment of American Colleges January 1415 at the Pittsburgh Hilton A highlight of the meeting will be a major address by New York City Mayor John Lindsay Panel discussions for the two days will have as their theme Liberal Learning and the Social Revolution Following this 55th annual slipped into the of Robert Ross COVer peeling of the national associa lion of undergraduate colleges of liberal arts and sciences Dr Ellis will as past chairman a member of the serve as where he secluded himself in the attic Ross called policejboVrd when he heard strange noises from the attic Shortly after the double slaying the FBI put Bryant on its 10 most wanted list of fugitives Two hours later metropolitan police flushed Bryant out of the attic after attacking it with tear gas They said he was mud covered and acted meek when taken into custody Bryant crashed his way out of Continued On Page Ten Associated Press Hit By Walkout NEW YORK of the Wire Service Guild WSG walked off their jobs today at the Associated Press in the First strike by editorial employes in wire service history General Manager Wes Gallag her said the AP would continue lo provide its essential and basic news services The strike began at 8 am The WSG represents 1300 AP employes throughout the United States The APs teletype operators said they would honor the Guilds picket lines The opera tors are members of the United Telegraph Union At he request of federal mediator George Byrnes both sides agreed to attend a negotiating session at 1 pm today WSG administrator Ray Mann charged that the AP more intent on propagandizing than productive bargaining in the talks which had been under way since Dec 3 The unions contract with AP expired Dec 31 Will Garry On AP General Manager Wes Gallagher said the wire service intends to carry on business as usual despite the strike The Associated Press wiil continue its essentialand basic news services specifically the general news wires photos financial and sports Gallagher said The WvSG membership author ized a strike last week by a Conlinued On Page Ten THE Travelers warnings today Freezing rain ending this morning Windy and turning colder with a few snow flur ries by afternoon High 25 to Windy and cold with a few flurries tonight LAW 10 to 15 Windy and cold with flurries ending Friday High 20 lo 25 Saturday partly cloudy and continued cokL distinguished Pennsyl vania educator who retired re cently at the conclusion of 25 years as president of his alma mater has held leadership roles in the association since 1949 when he was chosen chairman of the Commission on the Arts During the years 19611964 Dr Ellis was chairman of the AAC commission on legislation and frequently testified on be half of higher education before Continued On Page Ten Neff In Hospital The Hon Joseph H JVeff Al exandria RD retired super intendent of Huntingdon County schools is a patient in the JC Blair Memorial Hospital today for observation and treatment Ncff chairman of the Hunt Gold Medals Presented By Johnson WASHINGTON President Johnson presented gold medals today to Americas three astronauts who sailed around the moon and said the achieve ment showed that there are few problems that cannot be conquered be they heavens or hun ger or moonshols and urban renewal At a ceremony in the East Room of the White House starting a big day for the spacemen in cluding an appearance before a joint meeting of President said We are quite proud that they are all Americans but they represented all mankind Withthe astronauts Frank Borman James Lovell and William Anders seated nearby Johnson said the unparalleled achievement of the tough trained courageous young men had blazed new in and brought about a measure of unity on earth He then warmly shook the Continued On Page Two Huntingdon Woman Hurt In Accident A Huntingdon woman was In jured and two vehicles were damaged a tofal of In an accident on Wednesday at Sev enth and Mifflin Streets in Hunt ingdon Chief of Police Donald Win gate investigated the am crash and said that Mrs Carrie Eberhart 1600 Moore Street Huntingdon suffered a bruised right arm in the mishap The injured womans hus band Edmund E Eberhart 76 same address was westbound on Mifflin Street operating a 1964 Plymouth sedan Roy Fornwalt 50 of 226 Cald er Street Alloona was south bound on Seventh Street driv ing a 1966 Plymouth station wagon and he pulled into the ingdon County Library Boardjpath of the Eberharf vehicle and a former member of the The left front fender of the General Assembly is listed in fair condition He was ad mitted to the hospital yes terday station wagon was damaged while the front of the Eber harl car was damaged about At Sirhang Murder Trial Legal Tangle Is Knit By Defense LOS ANGELES UPI The defense for Sirhan B Sirhan has raised sweeping objections to the entire jury selection system in knitting up a legal tangle which may take years of appeal for the accused slayer of Sen Robert F Kenne At the second day of the murder trial Wednesday with Sirhan in a cheerful mood chief defense counsel Grant Cooper argued that large segments of the Los Angeles population are automatically exempted from serving on a trial jury Cooper at the opening of todays session at am PST planned to challenge the consti tutionality of the selection of the grand jurors who indicted Sirhan Both prosecution and defense said they were agreeable to beginning the selection of jurors next Monday The trialwas expected to be recessed until then after todays session Waves to Family The tiny 24yearold Sirhan waved heartily to his mother and two brothers in the rear of the fortresslike courtroom At 2 Boys Car Missina hfv e lo for yearold one time he chuckled and grinned broadly a light exchange between the opposing lawyers Cooper a veteran criminal trial lawyer obviously expected none of his motions to be upheld by Superior Court Judge Her bert V but he was Continued On Fourteen boys who escaped from War riors Path State Park south of Saxton while working there for the Youth Forestry Camp No 3 Trough Creek State Park Aitch RD Police also are investigating the theft of a car in Saxton and it is believed possible the two escapees may have jeft the area in the missing vehicle One youth is from Abinglon while the other is from Bryn Mawr They have been missing from Warriors path since pm Tuesday camp officials said The stolen vehicle a 1967 Chevrolet station wagon Is the property of John Garner James Creek It was stolen in Saxton between and pm Tuesday The two boyswere wearing the regular YFC garb officials said They were on a regular work detail at the time they took off   

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