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   Daily News (Newspaper) - January 10, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434440 or 5424641 THE DAILY State Library Education Building Harris burg Pa 17120 VOL 47 NINE COPT HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA FRIDAY JANUARY 10 1969 Phone 6434040 NO 294 In Canyon Of Heroes V On Mideast Peace Response By LB J Awaited The semi official Cairo newspaper Al Ahram outlined details of the Soviets new Middle East peace plan today and said President Johnson was expected lo make a positive response before he leaves office in 10 days Similar to the UN Security Council peace plan the Soviet proposal calls first for Ihe withdrawal of Israeli Iroops from the Arab ands they occupied in the 1967 war and then proposes an end to the state of belligerence Al Ahram said Further Ihe newspaper said il calls on he United Nations to set up ArabIsraeli borders in the Middle East and to establish sn international force to police Penelecs New Headquarters Building Despite winter weather work is moving ahead steadily on the building being constructed on the Huntingdon In dustrial Park in Smithfield Township When completed the 20000 squnrt foot structre will house the Huntingdon Dis trict headquarters of the Pennsylvania Electric Company The building will provide facilities for the Penelec sffices truck garage and storage 191387 Reds Are Killed During Year SAIGON soldiers died on Vietnam battlefields at the rate of 523 a day in South Vietnamese military spokesmen said today The Reti losses of 191387 killed were the heaviest of the war The totai Communists killed compared to 85134 killed in 1967 the report said and reflected the heavy fighting of the big Communist Tet and May offensives last year American and South Vietnamese casual ties also were the largest of the war in 1968 The government spokesmen said the heavy Communist losses had made their fighting capability very limited com pared to Baltle communiques today lems and disputes over use of the Suez Canal From Moscow the Red Army newspaper Red Star urged the leading western powers1 to accept a peaceful solution in the Middle East Success or failure of the current more active exploration cf peaceful ways of settling the HfiJrJlA Middle East crisis strongly influenced mav be by the positions of the leading western powers Red Star said Even if the Johnson Adminis tration does not reply to Hie Soviet plan Al Ahram said the Kremlin had hopes President elect Richard M Nixon would give the proposal a chance ttolJowing his inauguration as president Details of the Soviet plan came as Lebanons premier Continued On Page Two Alexandria Fire Loss Is Record The fire loss in Hie area served by the Alexandria Volun teer Fire Company reached an all lime high during 1968 Fire Chief Carlton R Schirm said today Burning of the Alexandria El ementary School in January with a loss of S3G1000 caused the total loss to soar The same night as the school fire the Dale W Miller warehouse atop War rior Ridge burned with a loss of Both blazes were in Porter Township MidJuly IsPlanned 131 Gifts Are Distributed By Agency A total of 131 children re WASHINGTON UPI Two veteran space ceived Christmas gifts distributjwalkers and the pilot who brought Gemini 8 Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Astronauts Are Selected ed under the supervision of Huntingdon County Child Wel fare Services il was announced at the agencys monthly meet ing Thursday Fifty children in foster homes five in institutions and 76 living in their own homes or with rela tives under protective care received Yule presents made possible by county individuals and organizations who gave gifts money or toys or assisted with the Christmas project Mrs Fred E Laird cliairman presided at the meeting while Mrs James E Ulsh secretary read the minutes of the Decem ber session Mrs Martha Jones acting di rector of CWS revealed that 175 cases were carried over from last month four cases were re through the nations only emergency in orbit will try to carry mankind to the surface of the moon perhaps by midJuly The space agency Thursday named these Gemini 8 pilot Neil Armstrong and spacewalkers Michael Collins and Edwin Buz as the crew for the first US lunar landing spaceflight Apollo 11 Their mission now carries the Heart Drive Leaders Are Announced Campaign appointments were revealed at the luncheon meet ing held by the Huntingdon County Regional Board of the Central Pennsylvania Heart As sociation in Huntingdon Mrs Margaret Woodington speaking on behalf of the fund entire focus of the billion Apollo program aimed aC fulfilling the goal of a moon landing in this decade set more than seven years ago by the late President John F Kennedy If Armstrong Collins and drive noted thatHarry will head the industry appeal while Attorney Jack Schock will Aldrin make it in July they iasi monin 10111 cases were re ferred and nine were closed ber responsible for ffa special leaving a total of 170 Phasf of tllc campaign on the case load Sixty four families are represented in this group One hundred of these children are in their own homes Continued On Page Five Wear Borough o President For 4lli Term Selection Of Jury Opens A reorganization meeting 0 aem in cnarge Cln IVTrtrirlUAr Schirms year end nporijtne Rockhil Borough Council Others in attendance were 11 iTAUlllldJ showed total loss of S436IOfliwas Monday January 6 Gaius Hanawalt of Altoona exe during the year a record 31 the council building in Rockjcutive director Dr William B Los ANGELES There were 32 alarms during Homer T president of the Central10 ofa in tfle murder 39HR the fire chief said jdon County director of Heart Associationlrial ot Sirhan B Sirhan finally The Morris Township alarms ans affairs was reelccled Clapper Miss Orpha Wl11 Set urider way next Mon Earlier it was announced that Roy Heas plant manager at OwensComing Fiberglas Corp will serve as the 1969 campaign chairman for the Huntingdon area and James Stewart assis tant principal of Mount Union Area High School will head the Mount Union appeal Members of the board gath ered in the Penn Hunt Hotel with Emerson E Crum presi dent in charge goal months lo spare Plans call for Armstrong and Aldrin lo attempl the actual landing while Collins circles the moon 6 miles above them in the Apollo command ship Conlinued On Page Seven At Sirhnii Trial Township Fatta rinp firo ffJhis fourth injluded One flue fire five grass fires one house fire with council president consecutive term asjHearn Mrs Ada CvlcNeal John JMills Mrs Frances Oeffner hearing legal motions for the LBJ CliffHanger Extension Of Surtax Pondered WASHINGTON ident Johnson employing his flair for cliffhanging dramatics kept Presidentelect Richard M Nixonvthe nation andjtie public printer on edge today over the fate of the 10 rper cent surtax Johnson was reported by key congressmen to be in a backstage tugofwar with Nixon over the surtax Johnson according to informants wants Nixon to statement issue joining a public him in 523 Per Day New York Gives Wild Cheering Salute To Crew NEW YORK UPI Americas trio of moon explorers rode in a glorious ticker tape blizzard up New Yorks Canyon of Heroes to day chilled by icy winds but warmed by the cheers of hundreds of thousands of proud New Yorkers The big citys welcome followed the astronauts historic day of honor in the nations capital but Washingtons wel come could not compare with the traditional parade up lower Broadway which had been enjoyed Charles in A past years by Lindbergh and said Communist gunners over night shelled two allied air fields a US 1st Air Cavalry Division outpost and a govern ment infantry headquarters American B52 bombers at tempted to prevent a Commu nist buildup before Tet lunar new year holiday by Flying raids within 18 miles of Saigon the closest they have bombed near the capital in 10 weeks The government casualty report said another 21050 Vief Cong and North Vietnamese troops were captured It said 175TX deserted The strength of Communist forces in South Vietnam was placed at 300100 a drop of 20900 during the past year Intelligence reports said Com munist battalions today average 200 to 300 soldiers fnm 50 to 60 per cent below normai Red casualties in 1958 brought the total killed for the war to 432000 But Alliedlosses also were the highest of the war last year with the South Vietnamese losing 17486 killed and Ameri can and other allied forces Continued On Page Five astronaut John Glenn The blare of martial music echoed from the sheer sides of financial section skyscrapers from whose windows rained New Yorks unique paper tribute The sun shown on Frank Borman James A Lovell and William A Anders as they rode in 26 degree temperatures further iced by 25mile wind gust in a motorcade from the Battery with Gov Nelson A Rockefeller and Mayor John V Lindsay After the 25minute procession they received the City Hall welcome reserved for celebrities and three gold medals of honor Continued On Page Two Prf for INSIDE THE NEWS Almanac 8 Ann Landers 3 Classified Ads 13 Court House Roundup 10 Comics 11 Crossword Puzzle 13 Columnists 6 Editorials 6 Election Data Given By Board With the Pennsylvania mary Election scheduled Tuesday May 20 the Hunting don County Board of Elections announces hhat February 18 will se the first day for candidates to obtain signatures on nomin ating petitions The closing date for the re ceipl of petitions at the boards office in the courthouse will bs March 11 at pm Candi dates for judge must file their petitions in Harrisburg The Huntingdon County Com missioners noted the data on the upcoming election during their regular weekly session yesterday and announced ft publicly today In addition to the offices o judge prothonotary sheriff and Continued On Page Two 2 2 School News Page 9 Stock Mairket Obituaries 8 4 OnStage Live 14 Supplement Society And Club News Sports North Viet Gets Swedish Recognition S3000 loss one motorcycle fire The other cotmcil officers Woodington Larry 0 accused slayer of Sen Robert with loss The firemen alsolalf presi Salher Mrs Margaret Johnson field secretary Mrs Melvin The case was recessed late see were called to assist at and Harold Klmmcl ris Township traffic acciclcnf iond yice PrcsldcnL In Alexandria Borough there1 appoint ed were three flue fires and one he counci lo fill the un stove fire The firemen were jexpired term of the late Robert IDell called to search for a missiii i Alexandria man and Ihcv mucmbers of the council assisted Petersburg on one Wade casion during the vear iBlack and Woodward The Porter Township alarmsL VerT J Daldrea Se7es as t I hnrruinn ppro aru ariH A lu included Five grass fires forest fires Ihreecar firns with a total loss of SI150 one fluej fire one box car fire on Penn Continued On Page Seven Mre aryltlant Atlyh 1S Lhe borough Hoover Is Re Elected Three Springs Borough Coun cil has reelected Emmett Hoov er as its leader for 1969 Hoov er is serving his ninth consecu tive year as president and his 39th year as a Three Springs councilman Harold Walker was reelected vice president for the coming year by his fellow councilmen Jess Rupert was rcappointed street commissioner and Law rence McNeil continues on as borough policeman Dale Peterson was appointed secretary for his fourth consec utive term and Pershing Hor ton was retained as auditor Also present at the reorgani zation meeting were councilmen Freddie Wible Norman Wible j councilman transacted routine business during the first meeting of the year Continued On Page Seven THE WEATHER Windy and cnld with snow flurries loday and tonight The high in he upper leens The low tonight 5 to 10 above except locally near zero in some mountain valleys Sat urday partly cloudy and cnld The high near 20 The outlook for Sunday continued partly cloudy and cold Scientific Advancement Makes Millions Poorer WASHINGTON Sen Walter F Mondale D Ralph Yarborough DTex tolrijMinn said the a year colleagues on the Senate Select figure used by the Office of Welvin Everhart Dave Shope Kenneth Cohenour AliobclH Masood Lead Fire Company Ralph Aitobelli a Prudential insurance company representa In the concrete jungle there family of four living in the live will serve as president of is no place to pick up on is trapped he Yarborough remarked as the committee continued hearing government officials Committee on Nutrition and Hunger Needs Thursday that scientific advancement has made millions of people poorer instead nf richer Economic Opportunity OEO to define the poverty level for a familyof four was too low for city residents seems lo me an urban recommending an extension 01 the tax beyond June 30 The White House woulc neither confirm nor deny the reports Johnson leaves office in 10 days Johnson congressional sour ces said has ordered a halt t the printing presses stampini out copies of his final mammoth mus go to Congress next week These sources said the budget was rolling off the presses but the budget bureau under Johnsons directions ordered a stop until a final decision is made on whether to recommend extending the 10 per cent surtax Unless Congress acts the surtax expires June 30 Con gress passed it last summer as day after almost a week spenta temporary measure to fight inflation by taking some billion in spending funds from consumers and corporations hands Informants said Johnson is reluctant to ask a Democratic Thursday for the weekend after a daylong session in closed chambers of Judge Herbert V Walker to argue whether the jury might be prejudiced by publicity in another case about the chief defense attorney Grant B Cooper 65 a veteran criminal lawyer and former president of the Los Angeles Bar Association had admitted he spoke untruthful ly to protect his client with regard to illegally obtaining a grand jury transcript in the recent Friars Club card cheat ing trial Eleven radio and television newsmen appeared before the executive session and copies of Continued On Page Five said The Agriculture Deparlment acknowledged that fewer people Yarborough said when he wasjare theFederal Food a child in Texas the woods were full of game The duck limit was 25 ducks a day He said even people too poor to buy shotgun shells could feed their families by fishing and trap ping Stamp Program than the system it is replacing But it insisted thatfood stamps are better anyway It would be fair In say that participation has been less Continued On Page Seven the Saxton Volunteer Fire Com pany during 1969 Aitobelli suc ceeds Louis Ciucci who re placed Charles E Davis elect ed 1968 president who resigned during the year Aitobelli has served as presi dent with the Saxton Company for four previous terms Serving with Aitobelli in 1969 are these officers Richard Me Conlinued On Page Seven controlled Congress to assume the politically painful responsi Continued On Page Twelve Recital Set For Sunday Juniafa College Department of Music students will present an organ and piano recital in OilersAuditorium Sunday Jan uary 12 at pm Five organ students of Bon aid S Johnson professor of music will perform the music of Bach Cesar Franck Titcomb and Nevins The piano students of Mrs Richard Union assoc iate professor of music will play pieces by Chopin and Brahms The organists are Sharon Peiree performing the Prelude on Psalm 42 by Wilbur Held and Ancient Carol by Willard Nevins Phillip Simmons per forming the Adantino in G Minor by Cesar Franck Laura Hershherger the Alleg ro Marziale by Everett Tit cornb and In Dulci Jubilo by JS Bach Guy Croyle will play Short Prelude and Fugue in G Major by JS Bach and Ruth Diehl The Prelude and Fugue in A Minor by J S Bach Continued On Page Twelve Hanois Hand At Paris Stronger PARIS North Vietnams hand in Lhe Paris war talks has been greatly strengthen ed by Swedens decision today to grant Hanoi full diplomatic recognition high diplomatic sources Mediator Tries To End AP Strike NEW YORK federal mediator summoned negotiators for the Associated Press and the striking Wire Service Guild WBG to separate meetings today to try to end the walkout has diminished the APs news flow The AP said after the WSG struck Thursday that if would maintain essential and basic news services wire services main news wire broadcast news wire and photo transmission service operated Thursday but some regional wires had to be eliminated At least a score of AP bureaus were closed The strike forced Hawaiis two major newspapers Ihe Honolulu StarBulletin and the Morning Advertiser to suspend publication The StarBulletin a member of AP was unable to publish after its union employes refused lo cross a oneman picket line Continued On Page Twelve said The sources said the Swedish move may soon be followed by other capitals in Scandinavia and possibly elsewhere There was speculation Stockholm had discreetly tipped off ils Scan dinavian neighbors before tak ing the decision North Vietnam was expected lo hail the move as a massive breakthrough But tihe Hanoi delegation withheld immediate comment pending instructions from its capital The Swedish move was certain to cause dismay in allied quarters which are engaged in a test of wills with the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong over how to organize the expanded Paris talks Continued On Page Two Crooked Creek Youth Is Injured In Fall Sixyearold Michael Ray Weko son of Mrs Mary Helen Weko and the late John Mich ael Weko Crooked Creek Huntingdon R D 1 is listed in good condition today at the J C Blair Memorial Hos pital where he is being treated for a cerebral concussion Weko was injured about 3 yesterday afternoon he fell while cwaiting for the school bus at the Elementary School Smithfield Public Urged To Limit Calls To Hospital Huntingdon area residents lo day were urged to limit the number and length of telephone calls to the J C Blair Memor ial Hospital Switchboard facilities at Ihe hospital are overloaded to the point where emergency calls are being delayed Restrictions on visiting of pa tienfs due to the Hong Kong flu are being obeyed but a side ef fect has been the mammoth in crease in phone calls many o them unimportant Telephone equipment is being overloaded so that there are oc casions when vital uiterdepart mental phone calls are being de layed until a line is freed More calls are originating ii the hospital during the present emergency and patients al so are being asked to limit their outgoing calls Continued On Page Two Deadlines Noted Huston Is Re Elected At Thrift W Amos Huston president of he Huston Motor Company to day started his Mth year as iresident of the Huntingdon County Thrift Corporation Ten directors of the corpora ion met and reorganized last evening for the firms 34th year of operation Other officers elected to servs during 1969 are C Blair Miller rirst vice president William C Huston second vice president Jack M Shuck secretary and Richard C Coffman treasurer The same officers serve the Huntingdon County Thrift Con sumer Discount Company and Ihe Standing Stone Agency In addition to the five officers lliese five directors were reel ected M H DeForrest M B DeForrest Attorney C Jewett Henry Richard R Eichelberger and Donald G Everharl The election of the directors took place at the annual stock Continued On Page Two Firemens Ball Is Set The NewtonWayne Fire Com pany met for its first session in lo transact various items of business Conducting the meeting in fire halt was the president Carl Sunderland Twentysix firemen in attendance Final arrangements wera made for the annual Firemens Ball to be held on Saturday February 15 at the Mount Un ion VFW Club The Twilighters will provide the music for this affair Plans were also completed for a food and soup sale which is scheduled for January 25 Fire Chief Lawrence Knable Jr presented his fire report for 1968 The firemen discussed var ious fundraising activities for future months of the year Other business matters of the fire company were taken of at this time Filibuster Battle Slated To End Soon WASHINGTON Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield predicted today the biennial battle to weaken the filibuster will end in victory or defeat by the end of next week Rule 22 now requires two thirds of the senators present and voting67 if all 100 senators votedto shut off a filibuster The liberals are seeking lo re duce the number to threefifths or 60   

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