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   Daily News (Newspaper) - April 24, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY T Vs Li trary 48 S CIS PER COPT HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA THURSDAY APRIL 24 1969 PHONE 6434040 NO 72 Jury Gives Death Penalty To End Sirhan Murder Trial 50 Bills Approved Similar ToEuropean Taxes Panel Has Heaviest Work Load National Sales Tax Considered The work load handled by the April grand jury was the heaviest in Huntingdon County history Judge R Merle Heffuer said yesterday afternoon at the close of the first week of the court term WASHINGTON UPI The Nixon administration is consider ing asking Congress for a form of national sales tax as a sub stitute for part of the corporate income tax e c It 111 The panel with Joseph Glanz would man as foreman acted on 53 bills of indictments prepared by District Attorney Newton C Taylor Only three bills were dismissed during the threeday session all others being approv ed A breakdown of the 96 cases The proposal would be a radical departure from the conventional income tax be similar to European taxes on products as they go through the manufacturing pro cess 1 OWIl The tas valueadded tax is under study by the Treasury for possible recom mendation to Congress as ALLENTOWN Pa UPI Gov Raymond P Shafer will address the eighth of his nine Cheek Details For Charity Ball Mr and Mrs Maurice Lansberry go over the details of the patron lists for the 20ih Annual CharitvBall Auxiliary to the J C Blair Memorial Hospital with Mrs James Thompson committee coordinatorThe Lansberrys are chairmen of the patron committee Would CIimb To Seven Cents Nixon Requests Increase In Cost Of Letter Mail proposal for overhauling the federal income taxes That second stage is not and 28 pleas of guilty in which the expected until next year at the defendants waived the presenearliest after Congress finishes tation of their cases to the grand present tax reform proposals action showed the following 50 approved three dismissed four to be nolle pressed 11 continued Student Protests Mushroom Student protests mush roomed at major campuses across the nation Wednesday while opposition groups coun tered in a number of instances with fores and demonstrations of their own Quiet returned to American Universitys rolling campus in Washington BC after a band of athletes and fraternity men stormed the Administration Building and evicted members of the Students for a Democra tic Society SDS who the building since tae noon hour A few punches were tossed and the militants squirted fire extinguishers at the liberating forces but the counterattack was swift and ended with a minimum of oisruption Confd on Page 2 WASHINGTOjr CUPI President NLxon today asks Congress to boost the price of mailing a letter to 7 cents For the time being air mail will stay at 10 cents was expected to increase in the jury Judge Heffner released the grand jury at pm yes panei was not dis stays on standby in case an emergency arises The jurist thanked the grand jurors for the most admirable manner in which you handled a record work load He empha sized the great importance of the work done by a grand jury panel Court adjourned at Wed nesday without having taken a lunch break Criminal court will open at am Monday with the petit Conf d oa Page 5 to tighten or close loopholes in the laws A valueadded tax is a sales tax on products as they go from one stage of manufacturing to another but with the consumer finally paying the bill For example there is a tax on steel tonight explaining his bil lion budget and accompanying state income tax The address in the George Washington Motor Lodge in ad jacent Whitehall Twp will be televised over educational tele vision station WLVTV here and educational television station WVIATV in Scranlon The final town meeting will be in Johnstown Friday eve ning televised by WJACTV When sells the steel manufacturer the product to the car C Ml he ups his price on the Otlll finished steel to include the tax auto company passes the to Under secretary Ccntd on Page 2 ROBERT ANDERSON Hospital Trustee Is Appointed A well known HuntingdonBuild ing contractor Robert MAnder son president of L C Anderson and Sons Inc is the new trus tee of the J CBlair Memorial Hospital Anderson 46 was named to the board yesterday to succeed Wes ley APorterpetersburgRJD controller ofBlair Division Wes tab Inc who resigned last Jan uary Andersons appointment is for Porters unexpired term which ends In October Appeals Are Planned By Attorneys LOS ANGELES han B Sirhan faces death for the murder of Robert F Kennedy but there Is a long road ahead before his execution in the apple green gas chamber at San Quentin That day quite possibly may never come Sirhan who killed the young senator at the peak of a drive for the presidency said Wednes day after a jury decreed the death penalty Even Jesus Christ could not have saved me What may save him is sentiment against capital pu nishment plus legal appeals up to the US Supreme Court that are certain to take more than a year and may spare Sirhan indefinitely The tiny 25yearold Arab immigrant chewed rhythmically on a wad of gum as the seven man jury brought in the unanimous verdict of death after a trial that had lasted three onehalf months Superior Court Judge Herbert Confd on Page 5 After Two The trustee post was filleddur c Til At LWV Meeting NLxoa also ask for an complicated percentage rates for second and third class mail Second class is used primarily oy newspapers and magazines Third class is used by the direct junk At Juniata I IDLE THE NEWS s II Will Postmaster General Winton M Blount explained last week the administration could find no alternative to higher mail rates in the face of the post offices enduring deficit picture Bucget trimmers were able to cut postal spending by only S4S million and planned to save another SS2 million through the retention of air mail This Will Speak Dr John R Platt director of the mental health research in stitute at the University of Michi gan will present a formal lecture in Oiler Auditorium at on Wednesday April 30 as the Will Judy lecturer for the 1968 69 academic year at Juniata Col lege Dr Platt replaces Dr Salo Ann Landers13 Classified Ads IS 19 Crossword Puzzle19 Editorial Page Obituaries Pennsylvania Story Society Club News Sports Sundav School Lesson 2 10 12 4 6 ALTOOI5A Pa UPI Re pair crews early today restored to service a second track blocked by a freight train de railment on the Penn Central main line at Scotchs Run Curve less than one mile east of the famed Horseshoe Curve Three tracks of the fourtrack main line were blocked Wednes day when 20 cars of a 126car freight left the tracks and up set None of the cars fell down Conf d on Page 5 mg a luncheon meeting of the dU rectorate President H Blair Miller conducted the regular board session Anderson a native ofHunting don is a son of the late Mr and Mrsa Lo C Anderson He was graduated from Huntingdon Area High School in 1941 He attended the University of Pennsylvania Relaxed would leave the deficit a stillmon Bochner professor of math Mail Costs Keep Going Up And Up WASHINGTON UPI a list cf the rising costs of tuning 2 letter through the years 2 3 4 5 6 7 S CHRISTOPHER ROKS Recreatioii Director Will Speak Featured speaker at the Runt insrdon League of Women Voter annual luncheon will be Christo pher A Rohn director cf re creation and district coordinator at Health and physical education for the Shiksllamy School Dis trict Cf SuntHIXV The Luncheon Trill be held at Kypers turkey farm on Friday Coatd cnPage 5 ematics at Rice University who was to be the Will Judv lecturer last November but was forced to cancel at the last mintue Dr Platt will speak on In tellectual Urgencies Present and Future The talk is open to the public and is part of a two Civil Service Committees subdajr stay on tne Juniata campus committee on postal operations by Dr Plafct He will meet in formally with students faculty during his visit FOCUS FEATURE The Will Judy lecture is the featured program each year of the Juniata Focus Series In 1958 Captain Will Judy of Chicago es tablished the lectureship with gift of S20000 Captain Judy is a distinguished alumnus of Juniata and 2 past president of the National Alumni Association After graduating at Juniata he later headed a Chicago law firm won a Silver Star In France in World War 1 and became an editor and publisher enormous SI3 billion Nixons message to Congress dealt only with rate increases He later will send a message ifcout reorganization of tte post office perhaps next month The House Post Office and opened this week what was expected to be several weeks of Cortd en Page 2 2 Million Pounds Of Bombs Dropped Big B52s Strike Near To Cambodia SAIGON UPI The United States massed Its biggest wartime armada of B52 bombers today and sent It against North Vietnamese soldiers regrouping near the Cambodian border for another phase of their nationwide offensive and Milk Price Control Gets t O s 1 o i Coming To Huntingdon HAJHS Spring Music Festival Is Tonight the junior high school band The Shew Boy ilarca Will Huff Hymn of All Nations SUs elius WaUersGalliardAClassi cal Dance Frescotaldi Holiday in Looday Changing of the Guard London Fog and Trafalgar Square by A R Piato Fun Widi Chopsticks Weber and Military Escort by Bennett fea Huntingdon merchants over en masse vith spring fever are offering area shoppers a brand new sale this weekend For two full days Friday and Saturday the Spring Fever sale will te in effect with thousands of unhslievable bargains available Not only are prices being slash ed Drivers should be sure to check their Golden Circle Park ing Meter tokens carefully for duirng Spring Fever days 20 BLUE tokens will be hiding in some meters Lucky recipients will have through May 3 to redeem their prizes for five dollars worth of merchandise at any participat ing store The Retail Merchants Associa tion of Huntingdon Business and Industry Inc Is sponsoring the promotion which falls during the usually saleless period be Contd on Page 5 PHILADELPHIA UPI Minimum milk prices set by the State Milk Control Board were upheld Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court The opinion written by Jus tice Henry X OBrien reaf firmed the boards right to reg ulate milk prices in the state OBrien said in the 61 opinion Contd on Page 5 Major Concession To Reds US To Negotiate Political Items PARIS UPI The United States said today it was ready to negotiate political as well as military issues at the same time at the Vietnam talks a major concession to the Communists Military spokesmen said the eightengine bombers unloaded at least two million pounds of bombs onto guerrilla troops in War Zone C 50 to 75 miles northwest of Saigon Some of the bombs fell within miles of the Cambodian border Theres troop activity up there and theyre going after it a spokesman for Gen Creighton W Abrams US Command said Eleven of the 14 flights that Abrams ordered into action overnight dropped their 20ton bombloads on what US Intel ligence said is the North Vietnamese 1st and 7th army divisions bivouacked in War Zone C a guerrilla redoubt for the entire Vietnam War As far as we can tell it is the most B52 bombers assem Contd on Page 2 Confd on pages Another YFC Escapee Found Car Is Stolen Two of the three boys who escaped from Youth Forestry Camp No 3 Aitch RD last Friday night are back in custody Thethird escapee Is still mis sing and so is an Aitch RD mans car State Police believe there may be a connection between the escapee the stolen car and an attempt to steal another vehicle in the same area The missing YFC boy is a 15yearold from Bristol A 17yearold York RD 9 boy was taken into custody yes terday afternoon He was picked up by the Rev Earl Booth of Cassville who found him walking along the road in the Trough Creek Valley community at am The minister took the lad to Prices Garage in Cassville and police were summoned The escapee was then turned over to YFC officials A 1961 Chevrolet sedan light blue in color was stolen 100 yards from the west endofEntri ken bridge between 8 pmTues Contd on Page 2 LOS ANGELES two months and 11 days locked up together hearing the murder trial of Sirhan B Sirhan thf was in no hurry to home An hour after recommending the death penalty Wednesday for the convicted assassin of Sen Robert F Kennedy the jurors were back in their wing at the Biltmore Hotel laughing and talking As they hurried off the bus and into the hotel a crowd of spectators cheered and applaud ed Anxious to AvoidNewsmen Most of the jurors seemed anxious to avoid the approxi mately 250 newsmen and photographers waiting in the lobby to question them Those cornered by reporters were gracious but refused to divulge which two jurors held out for a life sentence during the first day and a half of deliberation Juror George Stitzel said four ballots were taken the first about an hour after the jury retired at noon Monday On that ballot he said eight favored the Contd on Page 8 THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy today High mid 40s to the low 50s Fair and cold tonight low upper 20s to mid 30s Sunny and warmer Friday high mid 50s low 60s Saturdays outlook sunny and warm Death Row Number One Is Set Aside For Sirhan County 4H Plans Bake Sale Ken Fouse and Mark Spangetv berg soloists Boys Chorus will stng Oc a Sunday Afternoon Harry Von TUzer Ox Drivers Songa wesU ern folk song withguitarstGreg Holsinger On My Journey countrywestern DrunkenSailor Contd on Page 2 Sale and the summertime Side walk Sale Bargainminded shoppers are urged to study the ads in todays negotiator told the 14th session Daily News to see just a small of talks the United States saw South Vietnam for the first time said mutual withdrawal of foreign troops was the key Issue in the talks another hint the Allies were softening their bargaining position Henry Cabot Lodge chief US It was the first Indication the United States was ready to give up Its Insistence that the conference first take on the question of military ln Hun Want to buy a tasty something in the baked line and help to send a handicapped youngster to camp at the same time Then plan to visit the bake sale in front of J C Penrveys at SAN QUENTTN Calif UPI chairs in the room Sirhan The last cell in a row of 30 in Wednesday was sentenced to die from cyanide gas while sitting in one of the chairs Attorneys for the 25year old Jordanian convicted of assas slnating Sen Robert F Kenne plan a long series of tion before the issue Vietnams political future The American position had no reason why the military always previously been that the nd political aspects of a talks should first discuss such Friday or Saturday actually shop settlement cannot be worked military Issues as mutual Contd on Page 2 sample of whats really available in the stores then to spend ping In out at the same time 26 The sale of an assortment of baked goods gets under way at nine Planning the sale Is the Hun Contd on Page 8 San Quentin prisons Death Row Number One is a room measuring just 11feet long feet wide and sevenfeet high Natural light filters in through a tiny barred window too high to see oyt The cell and a fenced4r portion of the adjacent hallway will be where Sirhan Bishara Sirhan may spend in lonely solitude what remains of his About 125 feet away from the cell is an apple green octagon shaped room nine feet in diameter and seven feet high There are two large metal appeals If all legalefforts fail the final decision on whether Strhan lives or dies will rest with the governor of California Gov Ronald Reagan believes In the necessity of capital punish merit as a deterrent to crime However In June 1967 Reagan spared murderer Calvin Thomas from the gas chamber Contd on Page 5   

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