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   Daily News (Newspaper) - April 2, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 State Library Education Building rsc Pa 171PG VOL 48 KCfK CSXTS COT HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA WEDNESDAY APRIL 2 1969 Phone 6434O4O NO 53 into US northwest of then charged with machine guns Walchbox Is Victim Of Automation The little watchbox at the Fourth Street rail crossing faded from the Huntingdon yesterday another victim of automa tion With the coming of automatic warning lights at the crossing there was no need for the watchbox with its manually operated gaies and lights A crane lifted the watch box steel upright and 21 steps in one opera tion and deposited it on a work train car to be hauled awav Landmark Vanishes At Huntingdon Another Huntingdon landmark faded into history yesterday And the last surviving rail crossing watch tower along the Perm Central Railroads Alle 1st increase In Huntingdon Since 1874 Council Clears Land Additions Last Rites Held For Ike In Hometown Of Abilene Red Losses Heavy In Camp Attack SAIGON Commu nist company 130 men strong slammed a heavy mortar attack Pay Final Respects To Sis Mentor soldiers camped Saigon today and and bazookas They turned back with 48 killed military spokesmen said The battle before dawn 25 miles northwest of Saigon end ed with no American casualties and with US warplanes and iielicopter gunships hammering the guerrillas escape routes on an infiltration corridor between Cambodia and the capital It brought to 266 the number Reds slain in a series of nation wide today one battles announced of them a brief Nixon Attends Kansas Service WASHINGTON UPI President Nixon flew to the nations heartland to pay his final respects to his mentor Dwight D Eisenhower Passes At 95 Council Meets Street Work In Saxtoii Is Discussed Lengthy discussion centered on the summer street program in Saxfort Borough at lie regttj lar meeting of Saxton Council Accompanied by his wife Pat and daughter Trieia the Pres ident attended the burial of Eisenhower in Abilene Kansj then will fly with his family toi his bayside vacation retreat in I South Florida for a long Easier holiday His younger daughter Julie and her husband David Eisen hower met the first family in Abilene to fly with them to Key Biscayne Held Conference While a slow train bore skirmish Tuesday 12 miles Eromjlast evening A fairly extensiveEisenhowers body to its final Saigon US paratrooprograrn involving three differj resting place Nixon held a day pers killed 18 guerrillas and lost three men wounded in that one front reports said From Hanoi the North ent grades of surfacing is being eyed by council lor this sum mer long series of conferences Tuesday with foreign dignitaries in Washington to pay their The plans were presented respects to the former pres Vietnam News Agency broadjs tr e e I commissioner Vernonjident While House statements and rnefc tvpra nt cast an assessment the now 39dayold nationwide Com munist offensive and said the drive had thwarted IAS plans to cut down American losses begin pulling out the and war Fluke and estimated costs were tagged to the various portions of the program during the course of the council meeting Presiding was C T Benner council president and council on the content of he conferen ces revealed very little In a half hour session with Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam he reviewed the progress o the war in the guerrillas sent 20 mortar Approval to proceed with the annexation of rocket barrages into South parcels of land adjacent to Huntingdon BorVietnamese cities and allied men Thomas Sfoler Ralph CarVietnam and the talks in Paris headquarters said bau8h Vernon Fluke Harry Nosince their last meeting March e euerrillas sent 20 mortar LesJSle William Territo in Paris gheny Region main line was given last evening Huntingdon Bor ed The Metis frame jough Councilmen voted unanimously to take the procedures to annex a portion of school in Oneida Township and the HB and I road crossing was razed in Smithfieid Township to the borough day by a maintenance of wavj crew under tne direction of Clarj D Barefoot PC supervisor Best guess is that the watch tower had been at that location the south side of the main line tracks for betMeen 50 and 60 fears j At one time then manyj ef them alongthe old Pennsy tracks but with the coming ofwuui gates and signals the in little towers became obsolete j c Br Memona Huntingdon tower was Ball Plaiis Are Beino Completed the last one to operate along the spring event which uiil be held main line in me Allegheny in Mav PC Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Re pon The watchbox drained OIK rf the picture last when Fourth Street box another part of railroad Americana fades into history much to the chagrin of many rail buffs The baH 10 be held Friday Memorial GVTH Juniata College highlight of the spring season in the area and provides needed funds for hos wra me passing of the watcnpital improvement of railroad Mr and Mrs Donald Ever hart cochairmen of the event presided at the meeiing where i r committee chairmen weree giv Continued On Page Fourteen en assignments for the ball I Mr and Mrs Maurice Lans j berry head oi the paron com mittee amounted that oatron The Oneida Tottnship property is scheduled to become site of the Huntingdon Area Middle School and the Smithfield Town ship property is slated for the development of light industry The move when accomplished will mark the first increase in borough boundaries since 1874 Committee chairmen for the Courf John Annual Charitv Ball met over session hp Attending were councilmen Ken Decker Liovd Brunner Pans for the rom Cieor3e Smith Jsy Muir Pau U Lt it ft T 1 t Coos C F English Arthur Ritchey and George Corbin Mayor M H DeForrest Bor ough Secretary Don Leffard Superintendent of Sewer snd Page Five miiitary camps overnight kill ing one civilian and wounding REV C A HUYETTE Retired Alexandria Pastor Dies The Rev Charles Andrew Huyette of Alexandria retired United Church of Christ minis ter died this morning at the Pearson Home at Hagerstown Md where he had been a guest for two veare He was 95 Ralph attended Also The White House would givejf present were police officers details of their meetingijl1 seph Doit and Paul Savittswhich also was attended byTvroRe Funeral sendees will be held on Saturday at 2 pm at the United Church of Christ in Alex andria Intejment will be made Seme f Mavor olin Secretary South Vietnamese Ambassador received at the Grove funeral MrsS FElder MaintenanceiBui Diem Security Alexandria on Friday The fighting Homer Carbaugh zTirite1 rodh 8uest ElSene Heaton and west of Saigon in the midst of a I ajso considered flush Communist buildup pitted wi u u outpost of Americans backed by air strikes and helicopter gunships against the company Continued On Page Two THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy windy and warm with scattered show ers and chance of an after noon thundershnwer to day Highs in the 60s VTinriy and colder with showers changing to snow flurries tonight Lows in the 30s Thursday cloudy and cold Highs mid 30s to low 40s Mostly sunny and warmer Friday ing the borough water lines to remove some rust conditions that had beenrcported Installa tion of a pump for the increas ing of water pressure in the Stonerslown area is also under consideration A complaintabout a fire plug that impedes pedestrian traffic at the corner of Sixth and Continued On Page Two i Turnpike Toll Increase Fort Shirley Lions Plan For Egg Hunt Dale Shields president of the Fort Shirley Lions Club an nounced today mat an Easier Egg Hunt will be held on Sat urday afternoon April 5 ai 2 pm for youngsters of Shirleys burg and nearby vicinities As in previous years the hunt sponsored by the Fort Shirley Lions will take place on the grounds of the United Methodist Church in Shirleys burg Youngsters of the Shirleys burg area are invited to par ticipate in this annual project tickets at per couple and patron ticketsat S25JT 00 per would be to area residents program Continued pzays a jring the success oi w gifts received arei On Page INSIDE THE ZVEWS Along The Juniala Ann Landers News Of Yesteryear Classified Ads Comics Crossword Puzzle Obituaries Pennsylvania Story Society And Club News Sports 8 15 n 15 2 8 12 4 Passenger Cars To Bear Burden HARRISBURG UPI Pennsylvania urnoike Commission has elected to pass Sll million toll increase on to private passenger cars The toll boost approved b the fivemember commission Tuesday to take effect Sept 1 will average 75 per cent for passenger cars and only 15 per cent for commercial vehicles In defending the action at a news conference commission chairman Lester F Burlein Aeio Camera Ready Apollo 10 May Make TVHistoi Nation Has April Rain Adviser Henry A Kissinger and Ellsworth Bunker the US Continued On Page Two from 3 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm Mr Huyette served nearly 50 Continued On Page Two HifftWin djfProblem During Blase 2 Dwellings Are Damaged In Fire One McConnellstown residence was severe damaged and another had an estimated SI000 loss in a windwhipped during a rainstorm this Near Little White House Oi Boy hood ABILENE Kan UPI The body of Dwight D Eisenhower returned to his boyhood hometown on a slow funeral train draped in black started on its last journey today to a rest ing place in the prairie heartland of America The rich and famous poor and unknown were there to and mourn the man called Ike Eisenhower the nations 34th President and herogeneral who died last Friday after a lengthy battle with heart attacks came finally home an hour after dawn today Tiiree hours later at 10 am CST the funeral procession began at the old onestory warehouse that is Abiteneg train station Eisenhowers gimmeta gray coffin was carried without a hitch to a waiting hearse a matter erf 10 short steps Eisenhowers gallant widow Mamie and their son John stood by silenfely staring ahead with sadness President Nixon and former President B Johnson headed the dignita ries The wind at the funeral was brisk whipping the little American flags held by mour ners who lined the streets of this flour and feedmill town on the oW OhisJiolm trail The estimated 100000 persons who came to honor the 78yearold failen warrior squeezed back tears Some wept openly A US Marine band p5ayed Onward Christian Soidiers es Continued On Page Two morning The second floor and altic of Real April weather has cometthe frame dwelling tenanted by with showers in the Pacific Harry Swope were gutted by Northwest and across the fire while die west side of the eastern half of the nation andnearby Reba Zerby home wasj springlike weather ending a badlydamaged Both properties are owned by George Diehl of person was injured in a weekend of recordbreaking cold and subzero readings Showers were reported today Car Rams Into Guard Fence Along Route 22 Alexandria McConnellsfown from New England fe the Southern Plains Some of rain was in the form thundershowers in rhe shower band The rain turned to light snow in some parts of the Northern Continued On Page Two minor traffic accident on Tues Fite Chiefday afternoon on Route 22 in Robert Young estimated loss at Brady Township one mile east about to lhejof ofjSwope place and to the dwelling Mill Creek State Police said Earnest R Hesketh Jr 27 of 45 Main Cause of the fire which startstreet Belleville was west jhound at pm operating a ed on the second floor of Swope home has not been the de termined Young said Continued On Page Two 1967 Chevrolet sedan Continued On Page Two said under the present rate CEVTPFL Houston structure commercial vehicles 156 Miners Are Feared Dead In Mexican Mine The Pennsylvania AAA feder agreed with Burleins rea ERAS Me x i when explosions rum Velazquez rockedbled through shafts 2 and 3 of back and forth on the edge of a trie Altos Hornos coal mine Spacemen Thomas Stafford block house Two children CMOUCIS of poison gas tugged at her skins and her 13 Officials feared 156 persons in yearold son Juan Antonio stood all were dead Twentyone nearby She did not cry bodies were recovered become the first s to watch television their space capsule aeiPlans call for them to use a lewvereo iaiePians call for to use a Her husband Genovo Velaz Tuesday and 13o men were still Jtinv blackandwhite television qisz 32 has been a miner m the black tunnels monitor to he1 flv Apollo 10 30 years toiling under the hot The waiters peered into the LW said ttie cofor television flat desert for 300 of the shaft as canvassyslem prepared for month i wrapped bodies were handed jApotj0 w was made poSSjble Theyre all dead man a technological breakthrough i i f I ty on the verge of Jhe shafts tjjal lhe camera all dead down there were recovered shortv after lhetransmit three biackandwhile explosions heard for 10 miles over the barren We all know that Husband Trapped Mexican images to a Her husband was one of Oeo trapped below the surface Continued On Page Three where special ground station converters com bine them Continued into a single color On Page Fourteen endorsement today Continued On Page Five May by beaming back to earth i the first live color telecasts from a manned spaceship i j Apollo s p a c e c r a f tchief George Low said Tuesday spectacular color pictures of such scenes as earths blue and brown globe as seen by the astronauts could be fed through worldwide network broadcasts live 10 home viewers from receiving stations in Spain and 502 Register In County To Vote May 20 Five hundred two Hunting don Countians enrolled to vote at the May 20 Primary Elec tion during the registration pe riod which closed Monday af ternoon Clerks at the Huntingdon County Registration Commis sion have completed a count and it shows that 356 Republi can 142 Democratic three In dependent and one NonParti san registrations were pro cessed during the signup Thiriysix Democrats switeh Continued On Page Fourteen Loss In McConnellstoivn Fire The second floor and attic of the Harry Swope home in McConnellstown were gutted in a fire this morning that caused an esti mated loss The Freda Smyers home left a brick structure was not damaged but there was damage to the frame Reba Zerby dwelling located on the east side of the Swope residence Cause of the fire was not determined A high wind made firefighting a major problem By Teachers Foundation Suggestion Denounced WASHINGTON UPI A Ford Foundation officials sug gestion that mediocre teach ers be fired and students have a hand in dismissing them was denounced today by teachers organizations Dr Charles Brown tihe foundations program officer and a former teacher says bad teachers should be fired also criticised teachers associa tions for protecting mediocri ty Brown spoke this week before the National Committee for Support of the Public Schools and was interviewed by UPI His remarks drew strong statements by the nations two teacher groups I think that Mr Brown spoke like a true school superintendent and a program officer said David Selden president of the American Federation of Teachers AFL Continued On Page Two Deputy Is Appointed An Oneida Township woman Mrs Violet Wason starts b work on Monday as a deputy in the oMice of County Treasurer Richard E Kidd at tha court house The wife of Robert G Wason Stonj Creek Road Huntingdon R D 2 she is being added to the staff to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Arthur G Logue Jr who be came domestic relations officer in the Huntingdon County Pro bation Department on March 10 Kidd said that Mrs wiK be a clerkbookkeeper in his office and will be to issue the various trypes of li censes handled by his office She will be a employe The county treasurer will add parttime help when needed to handle the busy at the office Continued On Pagt Two   

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