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   Daily News (Newspaper) - May 13, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY NEWS State Library Education Building Harrisburg Pa 17126 VOL 48 NINE CENTS COPY HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA TUESDAY MAY 13 1969 PHONE 6434040 NO 88 Astronauts Get Physicals Today For Moon Flight CAPE KENNEDY UPIWith the toughest part of their training over and the countdown under way the three Apollo 10 astronauts were to undergo physical checkups today to clear them for a Sun day takeoff for the moon Gets Position PATRICIA BURKHART Probation Officer Appointed Appointment of a new juvenile probation officer for Huntingdon County was announced today by Judge R Merle Heffner Miss Patricia Ellis Burkhart 21 of 646 South Pike Avenue Allentown will take over the staff position effective June 1 It also was announced today that Donald P Shultz is being advanced to the position of adult probation officer He had been filling the position Miss Burkhart assumes The new juvenile probation of ficer is a senior at Juniata Col lege She will receive her bachelor of science degree at commencement exercises on Sun day June 1 She majored in sociology Miss Burkhart attended Mora vian Preparatory School at Bethlehem for four years 1961 65 She comes to the Huntingdon County Probation Department highly recommended While at Juniata whe worked as a nurses Conf d onPage 7 Mission Commander Thomas P Stafford and fellow space men John W Young and Eugene A Cernan anticipated no problems passing the totoe morninglong physicals While space agency physi cians looked over the astro nauts ground crews readied the 3 6story combination of the Saturn 5 booster rocket and the Apollo 10 spacecraft for a blastoff at pm EDT Sunday First steps in the day countdown consisted of hooking up explosive devices to the rocket and spacecraft The preliminary part of the countdown began on schedule at midnight Stafford Young and Cernan Monday spent their last full day practicing in two spacecraft simulators for the eightday mission they hope will provide the goahead for mans first landing on the moon in July Mission controllers at the Manned Spaceflight Center in Houston monitored the daylong simulator flying and threw problems at the Apollo 10 crew Stafford has been convinced for weeks he and his crew are ready For the rest of the week the astronauts will taper off Doctors blamed colds which grounded the Apollo 9 mission three days beyond its scheduled takeoff In March at least partly on fatigue resulting from the grind of preparing for the Confd on Page 7 Motions S ii s I a i n e d Evidence Suppressed In 4 Cases As a result of recent appal late court decisions Judge R Merle Heffner yesterday sus tained motions for the suppres sion of evidence in four cases in which the defendants were charged with setting up gambling devices The Huntingdon County jurist acted following open court hear ings Judge Heffners rulings were handed down under guidelines recently established by the US Supreme Court following the high tribunals interpretation of that provision of the federal Consti tution which guarantees the rights of individuals to be secure from unreasonable search and seizure Attorney William J Myers legal counsel for the four de fendants moved for the suppres sion of the evidence secured by State Police as the result of four raids staged in Hunt ingdon County clubs last March 1 The defendants were Glenn E Locke Mount Union Ameri can Legion Memorial Home Association 135 East Pennsyl vania Avenue Mount Union Ker mit Melvin Rupert Petersburg Shavers Creek Valley Home Association Lynn Oscar North 201 West Halley Street Mount Union Blue Juniata Veterans Home Association Shirley Town ship Mount Union RD and Louis George Ticconi 5 East Chestnut Street Mount Union Sons of Italy Club Mount Union District Attorney Newton C Taylor told the court that with the evidence suppressed the Commonwealth had no choice but to ask that the charges in the four cases be nolle pressed The judge indicated that the DA Conf d on Page 7 Nixon To Report On Peace Action Break May Be Near S36450 For Mount Union Six Summer Head Starts Are Funded Six TriCounty CAA Head Start programs for summer 1969 have been funded it was announced today by Joseph R Gallen executive CAA director The largest of these will be the 135 youngster program at the Shirley Township Elementary School at Mount Union A sum of will be provided by OEO to serve the are filled with children from the area the program serves six programs in the threecounty CAA estimates the area Others slated for financing cost of this years summer Head are a 60child program at Broad gtarts per chud Thls 2 Crashes Probed By Troopers Four vehicles were damaged a total of yesterday after noon in two accidents investigated by State Police of the Huntingdon substation No person was injur ed in the crashes The first mishap was on Route 994 in Clay Township 4Va miles west of Three Springs at pm Dorothy Jean Claycomb 27 of 135 West Maxwell Street Mount Union was westbound operating a 1964 Studobaker sedan While rounding a sharp right turn she lost control of her vehicle and it crossed the center line and hit an eastbound 19G8 Chevrolet coupe driven by Margaret A Rourke 28 Wood The left rear of the Claycomb Contd on Page 8 Top a 30child program at Mc Connellsburg and three 45 youngster programs at Everett Northern Bedford and Chestnut TWO NEW brings the Mount Union allot ment to a little over one third of the total funding Broad Top will receive to carry out its summer pro Of these summer Head Starts e FUNCTIONALLY JDEAL four were in operation last year rted the Mount Union Broad Top UniPQn Head is Everett and NCB programs functioning Chesnut Ridge and McConnells program because excellent burg each presented Proposals P participation The Mount for their summer Head Starts hnc to Union School District has co TriCounty CAA during the fall of 1968 The funds are apportioned in accordance with the number of slots in each program pro posal After funding the slots ordinated the program with the CAA and has also provided the facility at which the Mount Union Head Start will be located Confd on Page 7 Agreement On Laos Is Possible I PARIS UPI The return to Vientiane of North Vietnams ambassador may mean the Communists are willing to include Laos in a Vietnam peace settlement as US negotiators have demanded diplomatic observers said to day Henry Cabot Lodge chief US negotiator has been telling the Communists for weeks there can be no lasting settlement unless Laos is made truly neutral and the Commu nists stop using Cambodia for troop staging The first signs of Communist movement in the area were part of the Viet Cong plan of last week calling for good neighborly relationships with Cambodia and Laos by an eventual South Vietnamese coalition peace cabinet Back In Vientiane Le Van He in North Vietna mese ambassador to Laos is back in Vientiane with what government sources said may be a plan to end the war in that country involving the Hanoi backed Pathet Lao guerrillas Laotian officials said the Communist guerrilla operation has been stepped up in past weeks perhaps in an effort to gain ground before the Laotian issue is discussed in Paris Le returned to Vientiane Friday Laotian government sources said Royal household sources con firmed that King Saving Vatthana had granted Les request for an audience Because North Vietnam does not recognize Premier Souvana Phoumas government Hanoi Conf d on Page 7 Aid In Beautifioation Campaign Cooperating in the beautification and cleanup campaign being conducted in Mount Union this week May 12th through May 17 is the Civic Improvement Committee Pictured left to right are Nathaniel Trice and O J McNltt members of the committee engaged In placing colorful petunias in the planters in the business district of the community The committee will be assisted by the Girl Scouts C Of C Area Development In Annual Meets Directors Are Elected By 2 Mount Union Units Thursday Is Poppy Day In Mount Union Mayor Charles E Kllngler has officially proclaimed Thursday May 15 1969 as American Legion Poppy Day in the bor ough of Mount Union Mayor Klingler stated The American Legion and the Ameri can Legion Auxiliary program of rehabilitation service work and child welfare assistance are madeposslijJe only yj tle annual distribution of aud this project deserves Ue full and generous support of every citi zen in Mount Union Ruth Barry daughter of Mr and Mrs Max Barry of Country Club Road poppy girl of the Auxiliary to the Simpson Hunt Contd on Page 7 Thompson Appointed James G Thompson president of the General Finance Service Corporation of Huntingdon has beon appointed to the position of vice chairman of the Presidents Development Council of Juniata College In making the appointment Dr John N Stauifer president of Juniata expressed pleasure at Thompsons acceptance Stauffer said Juniata will be further strengthened by Mr Thompsons willingness to offer his leader ship and aid Thompson succeeds Dr Philip Velst of Reading in the position Contd on Page 8 Safe Found On Broad Top Dump A Mosler steel safe stolen from the New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company office at McCon nellstown early Sunday morning was found Monday on a dump two miles south of Coalmont near the HuntingdonBedford Co unty line About in cash and checks was missing when the stolen 250pound safe was discovered at 10 aum yesterday by James Wesley Kuklo 28 of Six Mile Run Kuklo told State Police he was in the desolate area near an old coal stripping operation search ing for mushrooms and ground hogs The safe was reduced to junk ripped apart The dial had been broken and the door had been pried open Apparently wrecking bars hammers and chisels had been used Several holes had been punched in the roller type safe which measured 18 by 18 by 30 Inches in size After the cash and checks had been taken out other papers were burned Inside the safe There was an odor of kerosene around the safe and apparently it was used to set off the blaze Drawers in the safe were rip ped out and a few pieces of change were found on the ground near the safe by Kuklo When found the safe was face up Apparently the burglar or bur glars did a lot of work in thoro Contd on Page 8 The election of directors was the main item ofbusiness transacted last evening at the annual meeting of the Mount Union Chamber of Commerce and the Mount Union Area Development Inc The agenda consisted of two other items of importance to those present reports on the results of the labor survey con ducted by the Mount Union Manu Rojjers Due Today Reds Shell Saigon And Air Base SAIGOK UPI Guerrilla gunners shelled Saigon and its Tan Son Nhut Air Base late Monday and early today hours before the arrival of Secretary of State William P Rogers to discuss ways to send American GIs home Even before his arrival in Saigon on a factfinding tour for President Nixon Rogers brand ed the wave of Communist terrorism and shellings as indiscriminate and senseless acts that raise questions about the Communists willingness to talk Paris Confd on Page 7 facturing Company and the doctor situation in the community Presiding during the combined session held last evening in the council chambers was Dr Charles R Davis president of the Mount Union Area Develop ment Inc Directors elected to serve three years on the chamber of Commerce were Raymond GBol linger Dr Charles R Davis Robert Painter and Jack Port Other Chamber of Commerce directors include Thomas James Mrs Grace Knox C James Love Max P Reeder Contd on Page 7 Adress Is Sheduled s Wednesday WASHINGTON UPI ident Nixon will make his first formal report to the nation Wednesday night on prospects for peace in speech he decided to make before the latest round of Communist mortar attacks in South Viet nam There have been numerous signs in Washington in recent days the administration may be making new moves in seeking Secretary at State William P Rogers trip to Asia and the brief return here of Gen Creightoh Abrams US commander in Vietnam Nixon and key congressmen met Jjith Abrams Monday a few hours after Rogers flew to Asia But as Rogers left the country he warned the mortar attacks were senseless and indiscriminate and can only raise questions about the intentions of the other side Nixon was expected to share at least some of the thoughts on Vietnam with Republican con gressional leaders during his weekly breakfast with them today The White House emphasized that Nixons decision to mate the major address was not prompted by the Abrams visit nor by the intensified attacks but it was obvious Abrams visit provided the President with a fresh report of the situation With both E o g e r s and Abrams on the move followed by the announcement of the television address there was speculation some change in the course of policy on the war Contd on Page 7 INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 9 Classified 12 4 13 Comics11 Crossword 13 Editorials 6 Obituaries 2 Pennsylvania Story 6 Society Club 10 Sports 445 Seminarians Take Part In Protests Sitins by seminarians and a sleepout by students today marked a series of university protests across the nation An early morning narcotics raid at New York State Universitys Stony Brook campus touched off violence by other students When narcotics detectives raided Stony Brook and arrest ed 14 students on charges of selling narcotics 200 other students gathered around the police cars As the cars rolled off some of the students stoned them There were no injuries police said The students touched off a series of small fires mostly in rubbish but one was reported in the school infer mar y About Confd on Page 7 Assumes Complete Responsibility Turnpike Tunnel Builder Will Make Needed Repairs Firs I Poppy iiven To Mayor Presenting a memorial flower to Mayor Charles Klingler is Mount Unions Poppy Girl for 1969 Ruth following Mayor Klingltrs proclamation designating Thursday May 15 as Poppy Day in the borough of Mount Union Also participating in this ovent pictured left to right Is poppy chairman Mrs NrH Yeapor and Mrs Charlotte Minnick president of the Auxiliary to SimpsonHunt Post i07 American Logion sponsoring organization of ttio annual Poppy Day event ssng prure Oerk Hoy Is Fon nd In Ohio A missing 16yearold Spruce Creek boy Harry Richard Koch er was picked up near Canfleld Ohio yesterday while hitchhiking west The Ohio State Police took the Huntingdon County boy into custody Monday and Kocher ad mitted that he was a runaway The Ohio police informed Hunt ingdon State Police by teletype at 9 last night that the runaway was in custody at Canfield Koch ers parents were informed im mediately and they contacted the Contd on Pace 7 HARRISBURG UPI The Pennsylvania Turnpike Com mission said today a Baltimore contractor has assumed com plete financial responsibility for defective roadways in two new tunnels on the toll road in Franklin County about 50 miles west of Harrisburg The west bound lanes of the Kittatiny and Blue Mountain tunnels built at a cost of million were closed last De cember only 13 days after they were opened when the roadways began deteriorating The commission reopened them several days later after patching the more serious de ficiencies Franklin V Summers direc tor of operations for the turn pike said the problem was due ti ii misuse of materials by the prime contractor C J Langenfelder and Son Balti more Md which received million for its part in the con struction of the new tunnels ftThe defects stemmed from a highly intricate concatenta tion of events Summers said The contractor admits Its a bad job and has agreed to re THE WEATHER Sunny and warmer today high in the 60s Fair and mild tonight low in the 40s Increasing cloudiness and warmer with scattered show ers developing Wednesday high mid 60s to low 70s Thursdays outlook able cloudiness and warm with scattered showers pair the roadways at no cost to the commission Repairs Are Costly Anthony Mammarella public relations director for the com mission estimated the repair work would cost The work began on May 7 and is expected to be com pleted by the end of the month During the reconstruction traf fic is being rerouted through the old Blue Mountain arid Kittatiny tubes The ultimate goal of the com mission is to have both tubes at both tunnel sites one for eastbound traffic the other for westbound traffic Once the new tubes are re opened the commission will begin rehabilitating the dimly lit illventilated old tubes Contd on Page 8   

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