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Daily News (Newspaper) - February 6, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Lodge Nixon feegins THjp 23 Will Visit 5 European Countries WASHINGTON UPI President Nixon an nounced today he would leave Feb23 for a five nation visit to Ameri cas European allies He said he hoped the visit would help streng then and revitalize the US relations with its NATOpartners Nixon toldhis second pres idential news conference that he panried to talk with the US negotiating team at t he Paris peace talks and also visit Pope Paul VI on the trip The visit his first outside the country since becomins Pres ident will take him to six cities Brussels London Berlin Bonn Rome and Paris Nixon said in reply to a question that he did not see possibility at this time that he would meet with Comniunis negotiators while in Paris He said he did not rule out such a meeting later if Henry Cabot Lodge the chief US negotiator or other US official thought it wise Continued On Page Two THE DAILY VOL 48 HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT TOgQW PA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6 1969 NO 6 Top Bi rass Give Firm Support Robert E Mentzer Huntingdon District Manager for the Pennsylvania Electric Company demonstrates his firms continuing strong support for the development pro gram of Huntingdon Business and Industry by presenting a membership checkand Huntingdon Industrial Trust Fund check to Donald G Everhart vice president of HB I The presentation took place during yesterdays report ses sion for the HB iI membership drive Could Get Pueblo Call CORONADO Calif UPIJ The Naval Court of Inquiry into the loss of the USS Pueblo may I nsfl lo Keach Membership Goal reach much higher in the military and civilian hierarchy possibly to former Defense Secretary Robert MciVamara to determine ultimate responsibili ty it was disclosed today E Miles Harvey the civilian attorney for skipper Lloyd M Bucher told newsmen he would call other witnesses of higher rank than nave appeared if he1 Leaders of the membership drive for Hunt Sd Business and Industry were determined Harvey specified no particular10 l eaouble their efforts today to make the cam future witnesses jpaign a complete success Considered Possible Drive Leaders Renew Efforts Borough Secretary Enforcement Officer Leffard Takes Dual Post With Huntingdon Borough Donald H Leffard of 415 Tenth StreetHunt ingdon a special assignment representative for Juniata Valley the General Finance Service Corporation of Huntingdon last night officially accepted a dual post Huntingdon Borough In the near future he Will as sumc the duties of borough sec rekary and code enforcement of ficer for the borough As borough secretary Leffard replace Mrs Frances Oeff ner longtime borough employe who is retiring The code en brcement officer is a new post created to carry out the en prcement of the boroughs codi ication CF English a member of the luntingdon Borough Courici from the Fifth Ward and the chairman of a special selection committee to fill the executive announced last night that cffard had accepted At the regular council meet ing Tuesday evening the bor ough council gave the commit ee permission to complete the employment details Leffard former manager of The Budget Plan office in Hunt ngdon is well known in the mraugfaand has participated in many civic activities The borough native is a mem ber of the Mount Moriah Lodge Vo 300 F and AM Jaffa Shrine Veterans of Foreign Pars Standing Stone Post 1754 te American Legioc Frank P tanmon Post 14 and the Hunt ingdon Elks Lodge No 976 He graduated from Hunting on High School in 1942 and dur ng World War II spent three and onehalf years in the Navy Continued On Page Two It was considered possible1 however that a request for appearance miht be made to Adm Ulysses S Grant Sharp at the time commander fTrl In chief Pacific Adm Thomas Moorer chief of naval operaj Magisterial n fh All the New enthusiasm was kindled yesterday at the weekly report session held at the Hotel Penn Hunt with a report of slightly more than 65 per cent of the goal having been reached The operating budget of Huntingdon PSP Unit Has 22 Officers The Huntingdon State Police SubStation today has 22 officers on its duty roster Sgt Andrew S Mazak offi DONALD H LEFFARD Alternate Jurors Are BeingNamed LOS AiVGELES murder trial of Jordanian immigrant Sirhan B Sirhan seemed to take on a relaxed atmosphere once the jury was iworn in Wednesday There were some lively exchanges as the defense and prosecution began the selection of alternate jurors Four Bus Service For County Proposed Intercity bus service badly needed by Huntingdon and Mount Union for many years appears near today Fullington Auto Bus Company of Clearfield revealed today a plan to operate buses between Tyrone and Lewistown through the Juniata Valley via Water street Huntingdon and Mount Union In Huntingdon the bus route includes a stop at Juniata Col lege Fullington has applied to the Pennsylvania Public Utilitj Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience authorizing thel ine to operate the buses or an established route Full de tails on the proposal are out lined in a legal notice appear ing in todays Daily News A public hearing on the Full tegton application will be held at the Huntingdon County Court house on Thursday March 6 starting at 10 am All persons interested in the bus service should appear at that time Fullingtonalso is seeking PUC approval for the lines plan to have sightseeing trips excur sions tours and special trips for groups and parties of perr sons from Huntingdon Alexan dria Mill Creek Mapleton and Mount Union also Morris Por ter Smithfield Juniata Hender son Brady Union and Shirley Townships in Huntingdon County and Wayne Township in Mifflin North Viet Reds Oppose Buffer Zone Proposal PARIS UPI US Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge said today the United States does not regard the 17th parallel as a permanent political boundary marking two Vietnams Addressing his remarks to the Communist side in the third session of the Paris peace conference Lodge was seeking to undermine Communist ar guments against restoration of he DemilitarizedZone the sixmilewide buffer zone which runs roughly along the 17th parallel Lodge spoke after North Vietnamese delegation leader hd a Foir Dire Jury sides respect the DMZ as a first step towards peace Thuy said that the US attempt I The new magisterial district development S Mazak land community courts a membership budget of MIT iwi that State rroooer Raymond H appearing board of five admirals have been called by evening at a public meeting i be held at me Blair County I Courthouse in Hollidaysburg Continued On Page Seven be explained tomorrow3000 for coming year and ders re determined to chair UVSIDE THE NEWS Fronkston Esq wiUJprovemenl at the Classified Ads 15 Comics 13 Crossword Puzzle 15 Columnists 6 6 2 Obituaries 2 Society And Sports Sunday School Lesson 3 oresso 1 be the speaker at the meeting was made by the finance and j which will start at pm injinsurance J courtroom 1 i Attorney Fronkston is ant to the dean division headed by IJohn A Kunz and Stanley assistCjPar E The also cited the et 2 ouwui ne diio was a spejpenn central National Bank y JanJ9 2 dal to the JobtjUnion National Bank and Trust He is a graduate of Central Club News 12 State Government CommissionCompany General Finance School and at 4 force Service Corporation JC University of Pittsburgh Mit r t r i A st that State Trooper Raymond H Tononi 21 of Revloc Cambria County has been assigned to Huntingdon on special orders is sued by Capt Clifford G Yah ner commanding officer of Tioop G Holiidaysburg Tononi reported for duty yes terday afternoon and he has L uui nUJIleU j UT in jTiiLijiii and two P16 tour Pan would seated after the regular panel06 based in Ridgway and would of eight men and four points within 100 miles was sworn in by Superior tnat Elk County center A public hearing on the Full ington application on the tours will be held at the Huntingdon County Courthouse on Friday March 7 at 10 am Judge Herbert V Walker Sirhan smiled broadly when he stood up to be introduced to 14 prospective alternate jurors He grinned at his mother Mrs Sirhan and two brothers Adel and Munir who were sitting in the backrow of the eighth floor courtroom in the Hall of Justice The jury which will decide the fate of the tiny Sirhan was sworn in by Walker minutes after the court convened The icroay anernoon ana ne has vuutmcu beenassigned to the traffic dePneJ T1 II UP everv trj nient artpr siv a tprnate nirnr tail He was graduated from the State Police Academy at Her shey last Jan 29 He is a graduate of Central Continued On Page Ten Continued On Page Two at Johnstown for one year Prior to enlisting in the State Police he was a salesman for J Co vitch Son a mens clothing store in Ebensburg Tononi is a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard unit at Johnstown Fill Countys February Dtaft Call Seven Huntingdon Countians reported Thomas LRamsey Three Springs Rus fcr induction into the armed forces this sell F Kidd Mount Union and Wayne C morning The draftees travelled to New Wilson Broad Top RD Seated left to Cumberland Arrnv uia v Cumberland Army Depot via irain The February draft quota included standing kft to right John J Satta Jr Huntingdon right Jeffery S Walker Neelytoii Robert S Dubetz and Kenneth W Semple Uapktoa Depot night after six alternate jurors are picked and testimony starts Chosen as tentative alternates Wednesday were Warren W Willis an aircraft maintenance foreman for United Air Lines Marshall Wolfe a switchboard operator for the Los Angeles County Department of Water and Power Mrs Georgia M Liddle the wife of an El Monte Calif mail carrier and Ruth A Stillman an insurance adjuster Cooper issued a challenge for Continued On Page Ten j Bedford County Gl Voivs To Walk Again A young Bedford County soldier who had both legs blown off one week ago by a hidden land mine in Viet nam has assured his mother bat hell walk again Hes Carey Ellis II of Itnler His mother Mrs Jean El lis listened to h e r sons taped words which were re corded from his hospital bed in Vietnam Dont worry mom Im fine In six months Ill be walking off the plane You know said Mrs Ellis I believe him serpetuate the partition of Vietnam Chief Viet Cong negotiator Tran Buu Kiem in the opening speech of todays session warned that there could be no rogress in the conference so ong as the administration of South Vietnam President Nguy en Van Thieu remained In In a speech that seemed to foreshadow a long deadlock in the talks Kiem said the Paris conference will not be able to progress as long as the Thieu KyHuong administration re mains Pham Dang Lam the leader of the South Vietnamese delega tion charged that the war could not be brought to an early end so long as Hanoi continued its aggression against the south Lodge was the third speaker Continued On Page Two County Library To Get Huntingdon County Library tovbir dire Last Trial For Week Under Way Testimony opened today in the nal rial for the opening week of the February Term of Hunt ingdon County CriminalCourt It is the case of Common wealth vs Robert R Boden of SMppensburg who faces two charges Pointing a deadly wea pon and carrying a firearm without a permit The alleged offense took place in Mount Union Borough last Ju ly 17 and Berlin B Whifsel Mount Union police chief is the prosecutor District Attorney Newton C Taylor had scheduled six cases for trial for the final three days of the week when court con vened yesterday But the sched ule was blasted to pieces dur ing the morning hours One defendant was admitted to the J C Blair Memorial Hos pital on Tuesday evening anoth er defendant decided to plead guilty rather than stand trial three other cases were nolle prossed leaving only the Boden case on the DAY trial list Boden is represented by At torney Francis Arthur Searer of the Lewistown law firm of Brug ler Levin Voir Dire Selection Judge R Merle Heffner s presiding at the court session and he granted Attorney Sear ers request to select the jury in the Boden case by examining the potential jurors on their day received state aid in the amount of for the fiscal year 196889 The payment was announced in Harrisburg by Gov Raymond P Shafer who said that for the third timein his administration state aid for public libraries will be funded to the full extent al lowable by law In announcing that the total this year amounts to the Governor said payments again are based on 25 cents per capita for eligible libraries Last years payments State aid to nearby libraries follow Bedford County Libra ry Blair County Al toona Centre County Bellefonte State College Pennsylva nia State University Clearfield County field DuBois Franklin County bersburg County Library 717 Mercersburg Waynesboro Juniata County Library Mifflin County Lewistown Of this years total checks amounting to more than million are being mailed this week out of the current budget and the balance will be distrib uted within the next 80 days Accordingly all members of the panel were sent from courtroom and potential jurorj Continued On Page Ten 1000th US Helicopter Is Downed SAIGON downed the lOOOIh US helicop ter lost in South Vietnam during the war military spokesmen said today American B52 bombers trying to prevent buildups for a new Communist offensive raidedall four region of the country In Saigon the US command announced American battlefield deaths last week were the greatest in seven weeks And military spokesmen said Com munist forces sustained their heaviest losses in four months During the week ending last Saturday the spokesmen said 198 Americans died on Vietnam battlefields and another 1549 were wounded The losses were the highest since the week ending Dec 14 when 222 were With this years paymentskilled Communist losses last more than million in stale aid will have been paid to li braries since 1962 when the pro gram began Of the 468 public ibraries in Pennsylvania Continued On Page Two Young People Most Often Are Shoplifters Greed Called Key Reason Editors Note This b the second in a series on the na tional scovge of siMtpiifting with emphasis M toe sftoa By JOSEPHINE B McMEEN Its GREED That1 5 why people shoplift ac cording to Huntingdon Chief of Police Donald Wingate I discount all this talk about doing it for kicks I think peo ple try to get something for nothing because that means me money they have in their pock ets can be spent for something else Most every person who is ap prehended for shoplifting has the money in his wallet or purse to pay for the item The managers of 12 of Hunt ingdons retail esUWishmentii interviewed for this series would agree in most cues with Chief Wingate on the abilityto pay angle One could cite as an example the young college stu dent who recently stole a pack of cigarettes and was caught He offered a ten dollar bill in payment along with the sugges tion Lets forget it But this store manager ex tremely harassed by student shoplifting is not in a mood to forget The cigarettes cost me young smokerfM37 a 125 fine and 99 costs The great majority of Juniata College students dont shoplift in Huntingdon stores but the small minority which does for kicks or because of greed is giving the institution a bad im age Why Why The managers told us that they always ask all shoplifters Why do you steal and the answer is almost invariably the I dont know Every now and then they get a more specific answer A col lege student was confronted re cently and pulled a package of hot dogs from under his shirt He rationalized You would steal too if you had lo eat such lousy food He was prosecuted and fined The hot dogs proved to be gour met frankfurters if delicacy is determined by cost In the supermarkets cigar ettes and candy top the list with iuncheon meats a close sec ond Soaps drugs and salad dressings are favorites in an other food store One Of These Days A customer at one store in Huntingdon has been washing his or her hair for months with stolen Head and Shoulders shampoo For a long time the carton was dropped in the soap display lately the tfiief has I THE WEATHER Seny aid eeri today be conieg daody by evniag Highs ie tfce Ms Occasieul rail er BWW Meigbt with lews to Ike lew nM m Friday deedy wfehrafa er week were placed at 3190 the largest number of killed since 3398 died during the week ending Sept 28 1968 Air Force B52s dropped at least 250000 pounds of bombs on Communist base camps suspected troop concentrations and weapons and storage sites Wednesday night and today The bombers struck most Quang Tri Province Kontum Province in the Central Continued On Page Ten Basin Bill Presented WASHINGTON UPI Rep Bmanuel Celler DNY intro duced a bill Wednesday calling for the formation of a Susque hanna River Bash Compact liaj and Commission representing been leaving it among the spicPennsylvania Maryland and es When the manager nabs this shoplifter dandruff will be the least of his problems r to one of the variety stores filched cosmetics toys and lin gerie cause the managers great est inventory losses while in another he list is longer rec ords radios hobby paint flash lights batteries and stationery In the drag stores its boxes at candy pens cologne and per v Continued On New York The measure provides for the commission to draw up a com prehensive plan on which e wa ter resources program would be based The major portion of the Susquehanna River Basin it a Pennsylvania but its matety 6300 square miles Hut lie in New York represent near ly oneseventh of the total erea oilhe state said Continued On Ten
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