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   Daily News (Newspaper) - March 10, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                State Library Education Building Harrisbure Pa 17126 Apollo 9 Astronauts Complete Full Week Of Flight In Space SPACE CENTER Houston The three Apollo 9 astronauts wound up a week of space flying today the fruits of their labors about to take shape on a Cape Kennedy launch workers Tuesday 10 moon mammoth the initial manned landing in pad Moonport move the Apollo machine from its assembly building lo a newcoasting happily down the occanside firing pad for aMay homestretch of the last earth 17 shot at the moon In their first seven days ofApollo project aiming toward July The Coasting Happily Apollo 9 pilots were piloting Apollo 9 in orbit around the earth James A McDivitt David R Scott and Russell L Schweickart cleared Apollo 10 for a flight to within 50000 feet of the lunar surface ft is the final testing step planned before an Atlantic Ocean splashdown at EST Thursday Theyre quite vibrant re ported flight director Eugene Kranz Sunday as the astronauts were completing one of the space flight ever logged With their primary job of testing the Apollo moon landing craft completed the pilots devoted their time to orbital prospecting plenty of resting some sightseeing and even photographing a strange glow in space called the Gegenschein More of the same was on tap loday along with another firing of the command ships main rocket engine The maneuver was designed lo raise fhe orbit and line it up for a normal re entry into earths atmosphere Thursday Sailors aboard the recovery ship USS Guadalcanal also were getting ready They rehearsed the recovery Sunday in winds most leisurely paced days oflgusting up to 45 miles per hour and lost flotation gear worth more than in the process The Guadalcanal has been plagued with bad weather since it left Norfolk Va two weeks ago But the forecast for THE WEATHER Variable cloudiness and cold with scattered snow flurries today High in Ihe Sits Mostly cloudy windy and cold with occasional snow flurries tonight and Tuesday Low tonight mid teens lo low High Tues day mid 3fls lo low HOs Wednesday outlook vari able cloudiness and cold splashdown time Thursday was acceptable The astronauts Sunday conti nued experimenting with a se of special cameras to see hov well their pictures could be used to spot new mineral deposits detect farm crop disease and help fishermen reap bigger harvests from Ihe sea They also navigational practiced fixes on taking earth Over School Is Target For Vandalism State Police said today thai vandals on the loose in Trough Greek Valley on Satur day causing heavy damage in cluding or more loss at the Trough Creek Valley Elemen tary School Four plate glass windows fool square in size were smash ed at the school when rocks werethrown through them During the the malicious investigation of mischief at the landmarks and even made some sightings on Jupiter At one point Sunday Schweickart asked ground controllers to tell him where to look for the Gegenschein a faint light that glows in space apparently from the suns reflection of cosmic dust THE DAILY NEWS school during the weekend no lice were able to determine that vandals struck a number of imcs in the area from five miles south of Todd to north of Calvin The investigation is conlinu ng and it is believed belated re ports will show additional dam age to property in the area The initial striking point to late is at fhe Peter Checkanow sky property Broad Top RD route W4 about five miles south of Todd Checkanowskys mail iras torn from a wooden tossed into the pas VOL 48 HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA MONDAY MARCH 10 1969 NO 33 Reds Shell Military Bases Towns In Viet Offensive Is Entering Third Week SAIGON DPI Communists pushed in to the third week of their nationwide offen sive today with 30 bar rages into towns and military battled camps They the allies on outside three fronts Saigon In the capital Nguyen Van Thieu warned that If the spellings of cities continue they will be pu nished Vietnam and the allies cannot forgive the Com munists savage action any longer he said Thieus comments were in Development Of Watershed Groups Topic The development and man agement of the areas water re sources will be the subject of a meeting beginning at pm on March 12 in Huntingdon at Alumni Hall Juniata College Ways and means of accom plishing this goal through the or ganization of a watershed asso ciation will be explained in a joint effort of the State Water Resources Coordinating Commit tee and the Cooperative Exten sion Service President A slide talk illustrating the problems solutions and accom plishments of the Brandywine Valley Watershed Association will be presented EKin F Hoover PE sani tary engineer for Region IV of a Ihe Pennsylvania Department of statement on his meeting Saturday with US Secretary of Defense Melvin R Laird who concluded his fadfinding tour or President Nixon loriay wilh a tour of American units in the Mekong Delta Im here lo report back lo president Nixon and thats who Im going to report to Laird told newsmen who Health Lewislown stated fContinueci On Page Ten 1INSIDE THE NEWS him about he appropriate response he had promised against the Red offensive Continued On Page Two Ann Landers 5 Classified Ads 11 Comics 3 Crossword Puzzle 11 questioned Columnists 6 Obituaries Society And Club News 8 Sports 4 Trooper Talk 7 Supporters Are Optimistic Nuclear Treaty Debate Begins WASHINGTON UPI The odds appeared heavily in favor of ratification today as the Sen ate prepared to open its longdelayed debate on the once controversial treaty to halt the spread weapons of the pact of nuclear Supporters formally known as the Nonproliferation Treaty were optimistic but expecting just enough opposition and fence sitting to provoke at least a week of serious discussion A United Press International survey completed over the weekend showed ratification all but assured Of the 87 senators responding to the UPl onlv five short of the twothirds Focus Opera La Bohenie Wednesda The Turnau Opera PUCCIMIS Players majority needed to lietne at Juniala College Wed nesday evening March 12 in Oi ler Auditorium The Focus on they or leaning in that direction The poll produced only clearcut opponents to and Life event there isiu Vaev Over 10600 Easier Seal Letters Sent Easter Seals letter of appeal for support of Huntingdon Coun ty programs for the handicapped is signed E S Volunteer Many of the 10611 citizens businesses organizations receiving this re quest will wonder Who is E S Volunteer Officers and direc tors of the Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults of Huntingdon County want this question asked First answer E S Volun teer is Ronald E Detwiler of Huntingdon hardworking chair man of the 69 Easier Seal Cam paign Bui there are many many more volunteers working hard with Chairman Detwiler in an amazing variety of ways These 8132 prospect letters now in the mail dont get them selves there by magic Lists must be revised new names pul fh and others removed some because of death others have moved nut oHthe cniirfTv sortie to another county address Mr and Mrs Donald J Fish er of Mapleton Depot who be came Easter Seal directors las September d u g in and made Mapleton Depot and Mount Un ion mailing lists uptodale Miss Nan Elliotta senior at Hunt ingdon Area Senior High School did a big piece of work in re vising Huntingdon Larry Pel ers Huntingdon RD I a Junia sost and Lure Turning left on Route 738 the vandals are believed lo have travelled north toward Todd Ai the John Diriyk property Todd RD the mail box was broker off at the base of a locust post Then at the nearby Waltei Leo Curfman farm Todd RD Ihe vandals overturned a farm wagon in the pasture It had i si eel frame and wooden ted Continuing on Route 738 a the Carl Clair Barnett farm the mailbox was ripped from the post and deposited in fron of Youngs Store in Todd Egyptian Army Chief Is Killed In New Fighting CAIRO UPI Egypt gave its armed of staff a heros refineries blazed funeral today where he was For 99Year Term Ray Urged i c5 To Enter Guilty Plea Forces chief Egyptian oil milled Sunday during threehour 25minuta battle across the Lt Gen Abdel Moneim Iliad 50 died near Ismailia on the edge of the canals west bank while inspecting front lines and directing return fire against the Israelis He was killed by ah Israeli mortar round H was Gods will an nounced the office of President Gama Abdel Nasser Sundays fighting followed a fivehour banage across the canal Saturday where accord ing to Israeli officials in Jerusalem a fuel tanker and fuel oil storage tanks were still ablave Jerusaleni Radio said thal during Sundays battle Israeli artillery set fire to three fuel tanks at the Nasr refineries south of Suez Suez Gov Hamid Mahmoud said late Sunday night the oi tanks smashed bv the Israelis each contained 3000 Ions ol fuel In Beirut the Palestinian guerrillas A Fatah toda claimed their commandos hac shelled three Israeli settlements and one town near the Sea ol Galilee with heavy rockets MEMPHIS James End Tenii Ray apparently having last minute reservations reportedly urged hy his attorney to plead guilty today his list birthday fo Ihe assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr A deal between the state and Rays chief defense counsel Percy Foreman reportedly was proposed In Ray In return for his own life Ray would plead guilly and receive a 99year prison sentence However Ray apparently had second thoughts about fhe sudden shift in slralegy Judge W Preston Bailie Foreman and prosecutor Phil M Canale were at the Shelby County Preliminary estimates showed courthousejail Sunday night Continued On Page Two Travelling is believed through Todd it the vandals took Legislative Route 31034 east toward Cassville until they ar rived at the Trough Creek School Apparently they drove into the main school driveway and possibly stopped while the stones were hurled through the large windows Indications are that the van dalism took place early Satur day morning possibly about 2 oclock The broken windows were discovered at am Sat urday by Robert Fred Cres Continued On Page Two New Trooper Is Assigned To Huntingdon The Huntingdon State Police SubStation has a new name on its 22man roster today State Trooper Robert P Friend 22 of Wilmerding has been transferred to Huntingdon from Rockview on special orders issued by Capt Clifford G Yahner commanding officer of Troop G Hollidaysburg Friend succeeds State Troop er Raymond H Tononi who was transferred to Philipsburg A graduate of Westinghouse Continued On Page Ten About 1200 Tour New Facilities fife Open House Is Big Success A welcoming committee of the Mount Union Fire Company greeted approximately 1200 per sons on treaty and 19 said they had lawmakers who not decided yet no admission charge will be gin at pm The pcrform yg ance will be presented in Eng 1sh how they would vote But many of these undecideds and some of those who couid nol be reached were virtually certain to cast yes ballots The treaty is designed to freeze membership in A crilic writing in the New York Times said The per formances that Turnau gives lo its universally soldout audienc es are nonsterotyped spontane ous completely intelligible and models of opera in English worlds exclusive nuclear club lo the five nations now belonging Under it nuclear powers pledge not to share their nuclear weapons or the know ledge of how to make them with nonnuclear nations who in turn promise neither to manufacture nor purchase them The pact moved lo Ihe Senate floor with the solid support of the Senaie Foreign Relations Committee and endorsements from Senate Republican Leader Everett M Dirksen and Senate in an attempt to resolve the legislatures Iirsti Democratic Leader Mike Mans fiscal hangup of pielude to the expectedjfield battle in the months lo come over Gov Raymond President Nixon who siiggcsl P Shafers proposed S25 billion budget Republicans and Democrats Lhej The touring opera company At Odds Over Education financing Solons Battle Fiscal Hang Up HARRISBURG UPI House and Senate leaders from both parties were to convene today originated with a group of for mer students of the late Profes sor Josef Turnau whose career was dedicated to the fostering of young operatic talent to the end that opera might become corrected High School Alexandria senior Peters burg and other communities in thai area Revising began last Summer when Karen Hess speech clinic secretary and Mrs Clifford Scrievcr society president made a start in this task James Snyder of Saxlon a Pennsylvan ia State University student gave IB hours of time as a part of a course in health programs Next essential to mail cam paign typing envelopes the to tal of previous contributor sent put March 3 and prospect mail ings is iptill All four of the county high schools help with typing through the Business Ed Sunday afternoon when they attended the open house of Ihe new attractive fire station on East Market Street Ray conferred wilh Foreman according lo Charles Holmes press for the Shelby County Sheriffs Office Holmes said Battle conferred with Sheriff William N Morris Jr Foreman also talked with Canale It was not known if the four met together There was no official confir mation a deal had been offered or that Ray balked at il as some sources indicated There were unconfirmed reports the deal so angered Ray he wanted to fire Foreman for considering it Tf Ray accepted the deal a short trial would follow A jury would be selected and each member would have to agree to return a verdict of guilty with a sentence Under Tennes see law the jury sets the penally for murder cases Although several persons are on death row at the Tennessee Stale Prison in Nashville the slate has not executed in more than seven years here as in Europe a widely caliPn Hunting Hnn Arna lin enjoyed and practiced part of our way of life fn the summer of 1955 the company went to Pine Hil Mew York converted a skating Continued On Page Three are already at odds over legis lation involving funds for Phila delphia public schools and Fennsylvania teachers salary increases Chieftains from both parties ere attempting to negotiate methods of financing the educa tional measures Basically the post as commerce secretary un Ml his nomination is confirmed by the Senate is said to have the endorsement business the Com and labor leaders monwealth The Senaie Appropriations Committee resumes its budget hearings loday with testimo ny from the state Health De want to make sure the 6 per cent sales tax is reenacted by next June 30 to fake some of the pressure off the revenue raising program The lax will drop back to 5 per cent unless the General Assembly acts Democrats prefer to raise the rrnney by accelerating business prepayments and placing curbs on unspent money at the end of the fiscal year to make sure it goes back into the gen eral fund Gov Shafer is to send lo the I Senate the nomination of Clif I ford L Jones for labor and in Iduslry secrelary lo succeed John K Tabor who resigned last week lo run for mayor of I Pittsburgh Jones vfao will retain his tj u U 111 It J LV til 111 lTC Republicans pgrLnient lne and HIP fi nrru J and Community the Af Supplies Department of fairs Tuesday the committee wii hear from the state Liquor Con trol Board and the state Public Department and Wednesday Welfare Department House Democratic leaders are planning to introduce a MVbill good government package including a proposal to regu late lobbyists House Speaker Herbert Fine man DPhila said his side plans lo advance a bill which would allow 19yearolds LO vote The measure was intro duced last week after Lhree Continued On Page Ten ed during the fall election campaign ratification be slowed Continued On Page Three Bread Sale Successful The French Stick Bread Sale staged Sunday for the benefit ol he Huntingdon County Easter Seal Society was a big success Dr Donald M Faulh board member and chairman of Ihe project said today that approxi mately was cleared for the societys annual fund drive which is now under way Approximately 3200 loaves ol uread were sold in Huntingdon Alexandria Mount Union Ma slelon Spruce Depot Creek Petersburg Barree anc Harlslog Valley About 58 studenls helped in the project and Dr Faulh was loud in his praise of their as sistance He also said that the public responded most gener ously and bought bread read ily The chairman said that plans Continued On Ten don Area Senior High School un der the direction of Mrs Carol Zanetti Juniata Valley High School supervised by Mrs Con nie Cramer Mount Union Sen ior High School with Mrs Dan Continued On Page Three Sirhan Not Capable Of Plotting Act LOS ANGELES chiatrists who examined Sirhan B Sirhan testify this week for the defense that the Arab Decision Nixon To Continue ABM Tall LVS KEY BISCAYNE Pla UPI Nixon summoned his national security affairs adviser and other While House aides today lor further talks on the controversial antiballislic missile system Henry A Kissinger and Ihe aides were lo fly to Nixons y vacation retreat from Washing ton this morning They were to return fo the capital with Nixon in late afternoon Continued On Page Three County Sends 10 For Inducliofi Huntingdon County sent ten men for induction into Ihe armed forces early to day The men travelled to New Cumberland Army Depot via bus VFW Commander Paul Dysart talked briefly to the men an presented each a gift from the Huntingdon VFW Post Shown left lo right sealed Paul E Goshorn Blairs Mills Glenn D Jones Broad Top RD 1 James E Fortson Mount Union Kenneth E Moore Mount Union RD 1 Gene M Hodgson Mount Union Standing William L Miller Huntingdon Max G Saylor Todd Gerald W Snare Aitch Tim V Brown Coalmont and Joe R Myers Dry Run President of Hie was intellectually Victor Karycki and Fred ot plotting the assas y Jr fire chief great pleasure in the has contended on the shown by those persons stand he cannot remem the fire pulling the Irigger of a The building containing inches from Kennedys square feet of floor space June 5 in a crowded designed and built to offer of the Ambassador jest and most efficient ighling services to citizens while in a hypnotic trance Mount Union and nearby his jail cell sirhan has re the slaying even down Many officials and the squeezing of an of other communities took advantage of the open house Irigger The defense does not deny Sirlian fired the fatal shols It view this station one of the nicest in Central Pennsylvania The firemen were happy to welcome members of he was menially ill and was unable to form the premeditation necessary for a first degree murder conviction ire companies which carries the possible Hollidaysburg Huntingdon of death in Ihe gas derson Company Williamsb u r g Montoursville istler Newton Hamilton Wiliamsport Mapleton psychiatric phase of Ihe defense case which began today was expected to last about one Green Castle and Five psychiatrists and Directing the traffic were who interviewed Pennsylvania State Fire in his cell and gave him and fire police of tesls were lo lesfify rire police disclosed Visitors were impressed the weekend Sirhans the recreation room designed brother Sharif 35 serve a twofold purpose threatened the lives iresent il provides a his mother Mary Sirhan Continued On Page On Page Three Grizzled Miner As His Rescuers LARK Utah The grizilhe mother of his If zled miner turned to his wife out his heart the ambulance Tears ordeal was over down his grimy white sheets and a the little things Id never got out if the Jones happy today hadnt had His arms that looks good he me he when helped into a William V Buck Jones 60 all but given up for dead lasi week when an hospital bed after his dramatic rescue by miners from the Deep Lark ore mine entombed him five miles were to decide today wiiether to release Jones in a leadzinc mine rescued Sunday night was entombed nearly wisecracking quips that had kept high his spirit and that oi his rescuers disappeared in miles into the mine southwest of Sail Lake City March J A slide roared through flood of tears and relief in area in which he was ambulance to the filled a shaft leadinj He turned to bu wift On Page Ten   

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