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   Daily News (Newspaper) - March 19, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 DAILY VOL 48 KIKE CENTS PER COPT HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA WEDNESDAY MARCH 19 1969 Phone 6434040 NO 41 Urg ent Warning Brush Fire Danger Is Critical no rain in sight before Friday area firemen and the Department of Forests and Waters today repeated an urgent warning that the danger of brushgrass fires is now very critical Fields are tinder dry due to lack of rainfall and high winds have been common for many days Fire companies have been swamped with brush fire alarms Daily News photo sbove was taken during serious grass fire yes terday at Sowash property in Henderson Township Huntingdon Legion To Have Dinner Commander Charles Launtz announced today thai Frank P Hommon Post No 24 Hunting don has completed pJans to celebrate the founding of The American Legion 50 years ago in Paris France To observe the golden anni versary of the organization the Huntingdon post will have a ban quet on Saturday March 29 at 7 pm Legionnaires Edward Oser and Robert Launtz are in change of the planning for the 50th birthday affair The main speaker will be Gen W A Morgan of Altoona U S Army retired Judge R Merle Heffner of H will introduce the distinguished speaker Commander Launtz today called for a large turnout of Le gionnaires to take parl in this historic affair Today the Legion is the larg est veterans organization in the world incorporated by an Act oi Congress with nearly 17000 posts throughout the United States and Europe There are nearly 3 million members Commander Launtz noted that over the years the Legion lias presented S200 million fo child welfare The organization spon sors 6000 Boy Scout troops pre Fire Warnings Given o Two Farms Are Burned Seeks Office Warriors Mark Volunteer Firemen responded to a pair of brush fire calls Monday after noon which caused extensive damage to over 100 acres in two separate areas of the War riors Mark region The first call came at p m for a site five miles east of Warriors Mark along Route 550 Over 50 acres of farmlands and some timber were lost in this blare which began on land ad jacent tn the Dale Burns farm aurned part of that acreage the Burns farm and part of leist farm also adjacent ROBERT P CHILCOTE Chilcote Is District II Candidate Robert P Chilcote 47 of RD 3 HunluiEdon announces his sents some 20000 school medcandidacy on Ihe Republican yearly and 300000 youths j icket fo justiceof llie Seefin attend Legion Boy States anIMaakipriai n nually Nearly 3 million bo play Junior Legion baseball j 2 Sections Of Route 22 In Bidding Bids will be received by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for resurfacing of two sections of Route 22 oni April 11 The work includes a section ivi JUOLIIC ui me mace in attend Legion Boy States anj Magisterial District II This dis nually Nearly 3 million boys trict includes the townships of Jackson Miller Oneida Hen derson Walker Juniata Penn Lincoln Hopeweil and Smith field as well as the boroughs of Huntingdon and Marklesburg A native of Huntingdon Coun ty he was educated in the Orbi sonia public schools studied business in Puerto Rico and at tended Xavier University in Cin cinnati while in the armed forc Conlinued On Page Six INSIDE THE NEWS Along The Juniata 3 2 If miles long in Huntingdon I Ann Landers g County and another section j Classified Ads 17 309 miles long in Mifllin County j Crossword Puzzle In Huntingdon County the Obituaries 2 bidding is for the surfacing of And Club News n existing pavement with a bi luminous surface 33 feet to 50 feet in width The work is lo cated in Porter Township The resurfacing will start at the intersection of Route 22 and old Route 22 leading to Alex andria and thence southeaster ly for a distance of 2 IS miles to a point where resurfacing work was completed last year Continued On Page Six While House Easier Egg Roll Is April 1 l2Pclls Warriors M ark sent 15 fire men three trucks to the scene o prevent the Burns house and larn from succumbing to the flames and to try lo contain the blaze With assistance from roopers at Stormstown Centre County the fire was halted but not before it had destroyed sev sral hundred pine trees in the burned over area Rothrock District Forester Ralph Schmidt has asked all area residents not to bum brush during this season as kindling conditions nre ex tremely dangerous and small fires may easily get out of lianri and cause extensive damage Continued On Page Six Henderson Twp Blaze Is Battled Flames blackened more than JO acres yesterday afternoon in the Huntingdon areas worsl brush fire of the present season The firecame as Forest and Waters Department officials were warning area residents of the critical danger of brush grass blazes The hazard re mains and the urgent warning was repeated today since he first precipitation forecast is a chance of rain Friday Yesterday afternoons fire was at the property of Mrs Blanche Sowash Huntingdon RD 3 north of William Penn Inn The blaze started during ef forts to burn a patch of poison ivy The fire got out of control and the flames spread to the tin derdry fields and were quickly ue iConlinued On Page Eighteen the Students In March On Albany Gp into your neighborhoods Start organizing your people Were gonna take over The words rang out at New York state Capitol at Albany Tuesday Negro and Puerto R leans in a crowd of 10000 New York City college and high school students cheered Others shouted Stick to the issues Nation Is Enjoying Springtime With spring only a day away num uie states agvi oi ine oanjc s locks of Canadian appropriation to the City Office at Blairs Mills flanmna and honkine their wav University of New York Petprsnn akn ivac S4 million from the states 887 lapping and honking their way lorth and record highs set Tuesday much of the nation ust relaxed and enjoyed the weather today The only sour notes in an Militant Seizes Microphone Assemblyman Stephen J So lar 28 DBrooklyn Fighting At Highest Peak In Six Months School System Faces Changes HARRISBURG Out would go the historic Huntingdon County school system and in its place wouid be a regional or intermediate school under terms of a bill now cleared by the House of Representatives and under con sideration by the Senate As spelled out in the bill at present Huntingdon school districts would Fall within Intermediate Unit No 11 These districts are Area Juniata Val Jey Mount Union Area and Southern Huntingdon County Also coming within Intermed iate Unit No 11 would be school districts in Fulton Juniata and Mifflin counties The bill would eliminate the Huntingdon County Board of School Directors which would be replaced by the Intermediate Unit JSo n Board of Directors Additionally the Huntingdon County superintendent of schools post would be abolished and in its place would he the tobecre ated post of executive director of Intermediate Unit No II Throughout the state as a whole there would be 29 inter mediate school units as opposed to the current 67 county units Functionally the bill spells out the responsibilities of the new intermediate units along this line Intermediate units shall provide essential services formerly provided by c o u n t y boards ofschool directors col lect and analyze irifonmationat data and adopt the programs of services to be provided by the intermediate unit Should any of the Hunluigdon County school districts wish to transfer to another intermedi ate unit provision is also made far this providing its boundaries are contiguous Under the bill the school dis tricts would submit a written re Continued On Page Two Given New Duties Blairs Mills Banker Is ReElected Ivan D Peterson of Blairs Mills was reelected vice prcsi The students had come from dent of the Juniala Valley Na the nations largest city to the tional Bank of Mifflintown yes capilal to protest the cutting of terday and was renamed man of the banks Tuscarora Peterson also was renamed a director at the annual stockhold ers meeting and was elected sec Insurance Firms Have Elections Speaker All officers of two Hunting don based firms Grocers Mu tual Insurance Company and Cash Deposit Mutual Fire Insur ance Company were reelected at 65th annual meetings held yes terday at the home offices 205 Penn Street The same officers serve both companies John H Kinsloe Jr Mount Union is president and Attorney Robert B Simpson of Alexandria is vice president F M Simpson of Huntingdon is secretary and Robert G Ward Huntingdon treasurer Poiicyholders renamed F M Simpson and Robert B Simpson to the Huntingdon Cash Deposit board while Wanren K Myers of Harrisburg and F M Simp son were reelected as directors of the Grocers AH directors are named for threeyear terms The holdover directors of the Huntingdon Cash board are Continued On Page Eighteen ATTORNEY BARRON Allies Try To Prevent Red Attack SAIGON UPI Ground fighting in Viet nam reached its highest peak in six months to day wilh 365 Commu nists reported killed most of hem in the Al lies massive counterof fensive to prevent an at tack on Saigon US military spokesmen an nouncing the upturn in combat said the guerrillas early today shelled Da Nang killing 10 civilians and wounding 23 persons hut were Ihwartcri in an apparent attempt to rocket Saigon Da Nang Hue and the three biggest cities in South been declared off limits to Communist under the socalled agreement that halted the bombing of North Vietnam last Nov l But in heir nationwide t Selection Of Judges Is Topic Attorney David M Barron of Lewistown sponsored by theoffensive the Reds have hit Da Huntingdon League of tnrc2 limes Saigon five Vntors will Hit and Hun twice Ovprniirhl Voters will discuss the Merit Selections of Judges on March 27 at pm at the Hunting don Community Center A referendum on the May 20 Primary ballot will decide the question of whether in the fu ture the judges of three state wide cornIs will be chosen by merit selection process instead of by our present system of Partisan election Continued On Page Six times and Hue twice Overnight they bombarded 30 cities and base camps causing overall light losses American head quarters said An American patrol on Saigons eastern fringe found five 100pound rockets on launchers aimed at the city They were fused and read to go the announcement sairl but the Communist gunners had fled The Allies Operation Atlas Continued On Page Eighteen In All Major American Cities Mitchell Outlines 22 Crime Families WASHINGTON UPI Mr Attorney eral will you have your staf prepare a chart Senator Says showing the growth of these families The request from Sen John L McClellan DArk had nothing to do with the population ex plosion He was asking Ally Gcn John N Mitchell to trace the growth of organized crime in the United States It is estimated organized crimes Wiretap Decision Must Break Cosa Nostra Blood Oath Court Will Be Asked To Reconsider WAoHlMi ION organized crime worn svnonv Justice Department was with certain families in e lake io nj io c vlf Inie n c o u r a g e the giving of u oers meeting and was elected jjepdiuuerii was with certain larz 28 DBrooklyn was rotary of the board succeeding ed lo ask the Supreme Courtthe United States speaking when a militant ripped Attorney Harold F Kerchncr of y reconsiffer is decision Takes For G the microphone from his hands Mifflintown who was killed in an restricting government wiretap Tne SGnator tnnk esmae organze crmes WASHINGTON nel take from gambling is Congress must pass legislation billion a year its drug bieak the Cosa Noslras million and the same fromialh f secrecy lf ever loansharking j organized cnme Sen Joseph D Tydmgs DMd McClellan spoke as inday organizer crime were svnonv ingering in the eastern Carolines and the first Ihreats o ercncr o hS hands Mifflintown who was killed in an auto accident near Selinsgrove last Sept 10 During the year the bank lost your people Were gonna take over The students had iiah car and aL least 2es chartered ugh Tuesday of 65 setting a buses from New York City to for the date while Albany for the protest Chicago equalled its record with At Michigans state Capitol in 74 reading New York Citysi Lansing Tuesday about by i kIedi 100 J D 3 uaiioiiig J ueaud V HUULIL 1UU Pennsylvania Story 13 I Continued On Page Six I Continued On Page Eighleen Collective Bargaining Rights Provided Shafer Backs Revisions To Public Employes Law HARRISBURG UPI Some 500000 govjposal would limit the penalties ernment and school employes in suspension or dis ii i i would be granted collective bargaining rights under legislation introduced in the Senate Tues day wilh the support of Gov Raymond P Shafer Sen Richard C Frame Tl npn TI C Frame riial tfmi r 7 iVenallgo was the chief sponsorlelccted officials gubernatorial I will to i M llle proposal sppointeos and supervisors II n M H i 7 revse lne public emwould affect employes of the riounedI tod was ployes law which because of common wealth some 750 school I today The rules are traditional An at t must he accompanied by a iiild under 12 The youngsters will be from 10 am to 2 pm the Army Navy and Air bagpipers Presidential families have staged egg rolls although eggs no longer are actually rolled since the Rullierfcrd Hayes administration in 1878 which auof provisions provecf unen forceable in recentteachers slrikcs in Scranton and Pitts burgh The measure provides for compulsory arbitration and in some cases binding arbitration j i i r Ir orce Tlle han slrikcs by public employes is continued out the penalties for striking are modified would affect employes of the commonwealth some 750 school districts 950 boroughs 1500 townships 51 cities 67 coun ties and 1769 various authori ties and commissions Priority Set Shafer has labeled the propo sal one of the major priorities of the 199 session of the Gen eral Assembly The existing law prescribes strike penalties of dismissal It covers all slate local and loss of tenure and a ban on school emnloycs m Pennsylvaj salary increases for three years nia except police and firemen iThe Shafer administration missal A special study group ap pointed by Shafer recommend ed last year that all public em ployes he a limited right lo strike and an agency shop be permitted Both proposals were stricken from the administra tions legislation Shafer offered a similar nil late in the 1968 legislative ses sion but it died in the House Stale Government Committee Under the bill unveiled Tues day a five member Pennsyl vania Public Employes Rela tions Board would be set up to supervise representation elec tions maintain fact finding panels and conduct hearings in unfair practices proceedings There would be four perma Continued On Page Nine Snyder County ac cident In addition to Kerchner fhe bank solicitor and secretary J Harold Zook of Mifflintown the banks executive vice presi dent and Harold H Smith Mif flintown first vice president died in the crash Another di rector J D McWilliams Mif flintown RD died in July Peterson former cashier of the Tuscarora State Bank at Blairs Mills prior to its merger with Juniafa Valley National on March 1 reported lo the stockholders that the Blairs Mills bank now in its 71st year had one of its best years in 1968 He added mat the office enjoyed a nice growth during the past year William D E n n i s t was re named assistant cashier at Ihe Blairs Mills Office and Phyllis Shaw will continue as tellerand bookkeeper Ten directors of Valley Na tional were reelected including Peterson and C A White of East Walerford who was re Conlinued On Page Two blanket disclosures could reveal its bugging of foreign embassies in Washington Continued On Page Six I THE WEATHER Mostly sunny and mild today The high in the 60s Fair and coo tonight The low in the upper 30s In creasing cloudiness and mild Thursday The high in the 60s Mostly cloudy with a chance of light rain for Fri day Mitchell did He had just McClellans Senate Takes For Grahleri The senator tnok for granted1 ping Ihe department contends the justice official would know the decision could endanger theiWhat he meant national security The Supreme Court rarely is asked to reconsider a decision Ally Gen John N Mitchell Tuesday told a Senate judiciary subcommittee the decision might in some instances involve the very life of a witness He did not elaborale Though Mitchell did not say so it is known a chief concern evidence lo enable the compel and lo render H con vine obtain former lions where we dn the composition of 22 families of La Cnsa Nostra evidence Tydings a district a Homey iold a Senate criminal laws subcommittee lunicMrvi lydings is author of legisla subcommittee on criminal laws is author of legisla the comnosition of 22 to Circumvent the Fifth Most major American citicsiscs immunity from fedc Mitchell explained have and denying th least one family New York remse to te5tlfi Amendment hj granting witnes sos immunity from federal them five Each has a patriarch who Continued On Page Eighteen iheads the family dynasty anr c of tne government is that gjves JL hjs nameNew York blVattolVS HttVe has its Gambino clan Chicago its Giancana Philadelphia its Bruno Buffalo its Maggaddino Continued On Page Eighteen Bloodmobile To Visit Mount Union March 26 The Red Cross Blonrlmphilc unit from Johnstown Regional Blood Center will visit in Mount Uninn on Wednesday March 2fi in the First United Methodist Church from 12 noon until 6 pm Miss Agness Koehler chair man of the blond volunteers again makes an appeal for eligi ble donors to give a contribu tion of blood New donors are always recruited and a volun tary appearance is always ap preciated The use of the blood of one human being to save the life of another Js one of the worlds greatest medical achievements Thousands of people are alive children young mothers accident victims the elderly who have survived ma jor operations because blood and blood products were avail able to combat and cure many types of fata diseases Giving blond is safe and sim ple The whole procedure in cluding brief preliminaries takes less than an hour actual dona tion lime is less than ten min ReLurned To Capislraiio RAN JUAN CAPfSTRANO Calif legend says UIG swallows return lo tiiis historic mission on the same day each year because a kindly padre once gave them shelter after m irate innkeeper de stroyed their nests Scientists discount this ex planation of the migration and Iho Franciscan padres who run the mission today dont attach any religious significance lo the swallows return every March 19 on St Josephs Day The annual arrival today of thousands heralded of swallows Tuesday by was the appearance nf scnul birds which always pecede the main flock a warm eaves and utes Red Cross allows a per After spending son to donate every Iwo monthsjsummer in the ailu but not more than five times aicrevjccs nf the Mission San Juan Capistrano the tiny birds Lake flight and head back south probably to Central America year The first step in giving blood is to make an appointment Wlien your center knows you are Continued On Page Nint where they spend the winter Continued On Page Six   

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