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Daily News (Newspaper) - May 7, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania State Library Education Building ueblo Officers Can Relax Navy Remains On Trial WASHINGTON UPl Tto Putblo has won Us clearance am the secretary of the Navy but the Navy iteelf la still waiting a verdict from Congress on its rote to the loss of the American ship special House armed BS subcommittee Is a report on the Pueblo based on several weeks public and secret hearings report is expected to be ished within two weeks rces close to the subcom predict the as the Pentagon in general 111 be scored for allegedly Iling to anticipate North Ireas seizure of the ship and for slow response to the act Acted Properly ep Otis G Pike DNY chairman of the subcommittee told newsmen he thought the Navy Court of Inquiry and secretary d Navy John H Chafee both acted properly in their own court in its strict interpretation of Navy regulations and Chafee in tempering Its recommendation with a great deal of mercy Pike said the decision of Chafee a former Marine and Rhode Island governor ed the American peoples sentiment that the Pueblo crew had suffered enough There was a lot of political ness in the action of the secretary of the Navy Pike said Chafee said the major factor in the Pueblo incident was the sudden collapse of a premise assumed at every level of responsibility and upo which every aspect of the mission has been based freedom of the seas The consequences must U fairness be borne by all rather than by one or two Individuals whom circumstances had placed closer to the crucial events he said But Chafee made clear ina news conference later Tuesday that no such premise will be accepted in the future In a mission of this type THE WEATHER Cloudy and warm today with chance of showers and pos sible thundershowers by af ternoon high in the upper 70s and lower 80s Cloudy and warm with scattered show ers and thundershowers tonight and Thursday Low tonight in the mid 50s and lower 60s High Thursday in the 70s The outlook for Friday sunny and mild which now will be considered a considerable risk protection is being provided he said We are providing better equipment tp destroy classified material if it has to be destroyed and better destruct mechanism for the vessel Itself should the situation arise Asked for a Justification of his disagreement with this massive record behind the first recommendation Chafee noted that Aden John J Hyland commander of the Pacific Fleet and Adm Thomas H Moorer chief of naval tlons also disagreed with the court Wiser To Pay Costs 200 Fine THE DAILY NEWS CORONADO UPI For the first time since the IBS Pueblo was captured by North Korea Jan 23 1968 Cmdr Lloyd IfBucher can look forward to a normal life The 41yearold Navy career officer smiling and appearing relaxed pleaded laryngitis at a news conference Tuesday and spoke only a few words Bucher was asked if he had anticipated the findings of the court of inquiry which included recommending him for a general courtmartial Tries to Anticipate I tried to anticipate a lot of things the Pueblo skipper replied I have to say the findings of the court had been anticipated by myself Over a larger spectrum of possibilities the findings certainly were there Bucher who has put on 55 pounds since he and the 81 surviving Pueblo cremembers were released from a North Korean prison last December OL 48 HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA WEDNESDAY MAY 7 1969 NO 83 ew Optimism Surrounds ext Session Of Viet Talks Spurred By riet Cong Statement State To Open Timbering PARIS UPI Allied officials cautious optimism ay for Thursdays session of Vietnam peace talks as esult of a Viet Cong statement hat the Paris conference will a fruitful course in the future Tran Buu Klem chief negoti Itor for the Viet Cong made he comment on West German slevision Tuesday He was sked about private talks lutslde the official conference We do not reject this or iny other form in the talks he said We only believe that here must be joint efforts to the core of the problem lefore one engages in contacts which at present would be without precise content The Viet Cong have long jenounced as a South Vietnamese President Nguyea ifan Thieus proposal for irivate talks between the Viet and South Vietnam But he Viet Cong have not rejected he idea outright Kiem said that although the Paris talks had so far provided flSS 1 O WHS II ID no results they are not useless DAILY NEWS HARRISBURG BUREAU HARRISBURG The State Department of Forests and Waters said today it will open bids on May 9 in its offices here for timbering on 42 acres in Jackson Township In Rothrock State Forest According to department offi cials the cutting is to include trees for both lumber and pulp wood A total of 562 trees have been marked by the department for timbering for lumber esti to produce95000 board feet An area containing about 12 520 trees has been designated by the department for cutting for puJpwood listed to yield 590 standard rough cords Area in which the cutting is to be carried on is near an inter section of Aliens ville and Turkey Hill roads according to the dep artment State Senate Clears Measure On 415 Vote Campus Firearms Massive Rain Ban Is Advanced HARRBBURG UPD The Pennsylvania Senate responding to last months armed seizure of a building at Cornell University has passed legislation making it a specific crime for college students to possess firearms on any campus The bill was sent to the House on a vote of 415 Tuesday to highlight the Senates most ductive day of 1969 A measure spelling out details of the new community courts authorized by the constitutions new judiciary wasgiven finallegisla tive approval The gun bill which dissenters termed provides fines of and jail terms of 30 days for violators and the penalties are hiked to and Bellhop Is Blamed For Miami Fire six months for violations dur ing a campus riot or during any period when any part of a camwarn some of the 106 guests to pus building has been seized fiee the eightstory building MIAMI UPI said an Army deserter hired last week as a bellhop started a hotel fire then manned the switchboard to TV i Damage 111 AcOHleilt 111 Kiem said he was convinced hat the American government would not be closing its eyes to facts and that the Paris conference will take a fruitful ourse in the near future Allied officials saw in Kiems statement a possible softening of the rigid Communist attitude against direct talks with the aigon regime Failure to stop at a thru trat fie sign resulted in a twocar accident yesterday at the in ter section of Route 829 and Legis lative Route 31027 in Cass Town ship five miles north of Saltillo Fred R McKnight 27Box 105 Saltillo was northbound on Route 829 at am driving a 1965 Ford convertible He was bear ing left on the highway to traveX Contd on Page 13 The proposal excludes from the restrictions students partici pating in ROTC units color guards and drill and rifle teams In a move to preserve the right of student hunters to keep their firearms on campus the measure provides that school officials may authorize students to possess weapons In a 30minute debate preced ing the roll call Sen Donald O Oesterling DButler contended the legislation was not needed I think were being stam here into doing some Michael Van Vaulkenburg a 21yearold deserter from Ft Benning Ga was arrested Wednesday morning after offi ciais began questioning em pioyes of the Patricia Hotel about the predawn blaze Vaulkenburg who had worked as a Patricia bellhop for eight days under the name Robert P Henderson broke down during a Ue detector test and told poiice he had thrown lighted matches into a third floor linen closet Firemen had to raise several of persons have been forced from their homes six persons were reported missing and thousands of dollars damage has resulted from four straight days of massive thunderstorms In Tex as Rough weather also was reported in parts of Colorado where rain mixed with snow grounded search efforts for a plane with seven persons aboard missing in SouthCentral Colorado above 7000 feet altitude The US Weather Bureau said at least 10 tornadoes were sighted in the Texas Panhandle Tuesday Severe thunderstorm warnings were up today in parts of Texas Louisiana and Arkansas One tornado struck Johnson City near the home of former President Lyndon B Johnson in Southcentral Texas causing an estimated damage Sev eral were sighted to the north near Waco and another to the south near E agle Pass on the Mexican border Four were sighted in New Mexico A Vietnam veteran was fined when he pleaded guilty to two burglary charges in County Criminal Court on Tuesday The defendant Donald Ray Wiser 21 of Blairs Mills RD 1 admitted in court that he par ticipated in the looting of two Tell Township cottages last March A codefendant Max Schmelllng Parson of Tampa Fla and Shade Gap pleaded guilty to six charges as a result of the same two burglaries when his case was ready to go to trial on Monday Judge R Merle Heffner accepted Wisers plea and sen tenced him to pay the costs and a fine of In each case a total of Wiser was not given a jail sentence because of his ing record as a combat soldier in Vietnam and because be co operated with police and District Attorney Newton C Taylor solving a series ofTellTownship burglaries Reenlists In Army Attorney Swirles L Hlmes Wisers legal counsel told the court that his client had re enlisted for six years in the Army prior to the burglaries which took place while Wiser was home after serving more than 11 months in Vietnam While overseas Wiser participated in dangerous search and destroy missions Attorney Himes told the court The defendant was dec orated by both the U S and Vietnam for outstanding service Contd on Page 2 appeared tan and trim as he stood next to his civilian attorney E Miles Harvey Harvey read a prepared statement to newsmen that he and Bucher worked up after they received the news from Washington DC Although he had criticized the Navy sharply for falling to equip his spy ship properly for its mission and for failing to provide protection Bucbec had no word of blame for anyone Tuesday Pleased With Result Harvey said on behalf of Bucher that he was pleased certain corrective measures have been taken as a result of the Investigation The lawyer cited a switch to water soluble paper for secret documents new methods to destroy secret equipment and Improvements in determining the risks of such surveillance missions Huntingdon Is 31 Acres Larger Corporal Hearings On Charter Bus End peded thing that is totally unneces aerial ladders to rescue dozens sary Oesterling argued I of screaming gusts who were think we should be the administrators schools and tell them to en force the laws we already have on the books looking at trapped on the top floors of the of these hotel and were to find nimediate Need Is Examined Proves Greal County Unquestionably Backward In VoTech their way to safety because of the dense smoke None of tne 106 of them permanent residents of the hotel on the edge of the Miami seriously injured Police became suspicious of Vaulkenburg during routine questioning of hotel employes when he told several conflict ing stories about his activities about the time of the blaze Vaulkenburg deserted from the 197th Infantry Brigade Feb 2 ED NOTE First of a series of four articles dealing with the need for a vocationaltechnical school to be constructed in Hunting don County The articles discuss the need the kinds of courses the physical setup administration and financing of such a facility and Streightlll By Lynn County News Editor Vocationally technically speaking we are a backward county Whether or not we have the population to support a vocational technical school has In the face of our current development become almost besidethequestion We have the need The question of how to support such a facility is of course one of the questions that must be answered We need to know how it is best economically feasible for our current school system to construct and operate such a facility But that such facility SHOULD be constructed and run for the benefit of Huntingdon County youngsters and perhaps for the retraining of county adults is not a question at all It is an imperative First perhaps one should ex amine the need a bit 72 COUNTY FIRMS In 1968 for example there were 72 manufacturing firms list ed In the Huntingdon County Man ufacturers Directory published by the Huntingdon County Dev elopment Council through HB and I Of these only one industry Owens Corning Fiberglas em ployed over 750 persons The Mount Union Manufacturing fell singly into the second category of employing between 500andV49 persons Five industries two at Mount Union and three at Huntingdons Industrial park employed between 250 and 499 people Arrow Elco Gerbo HarbisonWalker Robin Footwear Another five manufacturers listed employment at thelrplants at between 100 and 249 Claudia Footwear North American Ref ractory Pennsylvania Glass Sand at Mapleton Petersburg Trans former and Westab Inc Blair Division Counting employment In the remainder of these 72 county Industries twelve listed employ ment at over 25 but under 100 four listed employment at 11 through 24 and the rest 44 different industries recorded their number of employes at 10 or fewer NEED SKILLED LABOR Of the twelve major Industries with employment figured at 100 persons or over most demand workers with some degree of skill at their jobs Generally the jobs require running various machines or some technical ability and knowhow which can be taught Ccutd on Pape 13 Annual Meets Set The annual meetings cf the Mount Union Chamber of Com merce and Mount Union Area Development Inc will be held at the Mount Union Municipal BuiJdinc on Monday May 12 at 7 pm Red Cross Board Has Meeting Young people need to become acquainted with the program of the American Red Cross And In in an effort to Include these per sons the Rev Harrison Price chairman of the Huntingdon Chapter Tuesday night urged the board to seek out young people for membership During the meeting Charles Stevens was named chairman of the nominating committee with Mrs George Smith and David J Lloyd assisting in preparing a slate of officers and executive committee members for pre sentation at the annual meet ing The reorganizational session will take place In early July the date to be announced Mr Price conducted the busi ness session which was attended by Mrs Peggy Kepner Mr Lloyd Mrs James Ulsh Mrs Smith Mrs Wesley Porter Miss Helen Brumbaugh Miss Wini fred Hawn and Miss Elizabeth Bell executive secretary of the Contd on Page 2 Testimony on party and charter service rights for the Fullington Auto Bus Company in this area was taken Tuesday morning be tween 10 am and noon at the Elks Home in Huntingdon Pennsylvania Utility Commis sion examiner Albert Johnson heard testimony on the need and convenience of having party and charter bus rights available from persons on all points of the pro posed route between Tyrone and Lowistown Present for the Fullington Auto Bus Company were J Richard Fullington Charles R Shaffer of State College and Atty Christ ian Graf Approximately 25 per sons representing clubs and organizations In all boroughs and townships along the proposed route had been scheduled to testi fy Fullington explained that the granting of party and charter rights by the PUC would enable his company to pick up parties in all townships and boroughs along the daily route between Tyrone and Lewistown and trans port them to other points in Pennsylvania Under enabling legislation bus companies in Pennsylvania are regulated by two different com missions the Interstate Com merceCommission when busing occurs across state lines and the PUC for transportation within the state Contd on Page 13 Huntingdon Borough completed its first annexation of land in 95 years during a busy session of council last evening Ordi nance to adopt a tract totaling 31308 acres In Smithfield Town ship owned by Huntingdon Business and Industry was passed unanimously by council The tract adjacent to and south of the borough will become apart of the first ward The ordinance number 396 is scheduled to be presented to the court of com mon pleas of Huntingdon County for approval 2 IN PREPARATION Progress was also noted on two other annexations on a small tract In Oneida Township sched uled to become the site of the Huntingdon Area middle which awaits the drawing up of the appropriate ordinance and on the R Blair Stewart addition In Oneida Township Developers Blair and Robert Stewart were present at council session to present a petition containing the names of property owners in the addition seeking to be annexed and draft of the pro posed development Action on this tract awaits verification by field copies with the drawing up of the appropriate ordinance Both tracts are expected to be ready for action by the next regular session of council Stewart sought and received recommended approval for laying THOMAS J RUEGG Huntingdon Trooper Is Promoted of a temporary water supply line to one house in this area which will be tenanted on June 1 Hookup will be made to the borough water supply and the Contd on Page 2 State Trooper Thomas J Ruegg a veteran criminal investigator will be promoted to the rank of corporal n Col Frank McKetta commls sioner of the Pennsylvania State By haxton Police announced today Ruegg 43 has nearly ZOyears of service on the force He has I ri fill 1 a I been stationed at the Huntingdon substation more than 14 years since 1954 Col McKetta today announced the promotion of three corporals to sergeant and 94 troopers to corporals This is the largest promotion list in the history of the PSP Other Troop G Hollidaysburg troopers being advanced to the rank of corporal effective May 8 are Fred L Learner John S Valent Richard E Stroud John J Norris Leo J Cotter and Anthony R Pupo With the excep tion of Cotter and Stroud all have been stationed at Hunting don in past years Trooper John J Lopatosky of Troop B Washington also was Contd on Page 2 Freeholders of a 11459 acre tract ofjand in Liberty Township adjacent to and southeast of Sax ton Borough last evening peti tioned for annexation to the borough About 125 persons were present for the council session to witness or take part in the pro ceedings The tract is a portion of the acreage proposed for the Opera tion Survival project of the Broad Top Area Chamber of Com merce creation of an indus Contd on Page 13 Leagues Candidate Night Is Scheduled For May 12 Election of directors will the chief order of business be Heports will be presented by Melvin D McCorkle president of the Mount Union C of C and by Dr Charles R Davis presi dent Mount Union Area Develop ment Discussion and action of any other business that may come before the meetings is alsc on the agenda Announcement of the annual meetings was made by Molvin H Diven secretary INSIDE THE NEWS Ann LandersQ Along The Juniata 15 Classified Ads If 19 Comics 17 Crossword 19 News OfYesteryear 16 Obituaries2 Pennsylvania Gtory 3 Society Club14 Sports v MERLE HEFFNER The term of office for Judge of the Huntingdon County Courts is ten years At the primary election May 20 voters will decide whether R Merle Heffner or Morris M Terizzi will be President Judge of the 21st Dis trict Accordingly the League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Candidates Meeting to present the two men to the public It will be held Monday May 12 8 pm in room A201 of the Science Com plex on the Juniata College Cam pus Moderator for the evening will be John B Kunz The league urges the public to attend The unusual format for league candidates meetings will be fol lowed opening statement by the candidates response to the state Contd on Page 5 MORRIS TEnniZZl
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