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   Daily News (Newspaper) - May 15, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY NEWS State Library Education Building isbnvcc Pa 17126 VOL 48 NINE CENTS EH COPY HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION RA THURSDAY MAY 15 1969 PHONE 6434040 NO 90 Nixon Offers Communists New Peace Plan To Halt Vietnam Fighting Within Year Resignation Of Fortas Accepted Today By Nixon WASHINGTON UPI Abe Fortas announced today his resig nation as an associate justice of the Supreme Court and President Nixon accepted it effective immediately US Stand Criticized Huong SAIGON Who begs for peace is in tlie weak positionit is not a good way to fight The man who points to his 354days as South Vietnams prime minister to illustrate the governments stability criticized the United States Wednesday for begging for an end to the war To Americans this may seem very chivalrous but to us in the Far East he who begs for peace is in the weak position is not a good way to fight the 66yearold prime minister said Tran Van Huong spoke in an interview in his office before President Nixons speech outlin ing US plans for a settlement in the eightyearold Vietnam War Huong p possible pullout of 30000 Americans by the end of the year and said that if the North Vietnamese troops left the battlefield South Vietnam could handle the Viet Cong alone The United States is a strong country proud of its strength he said But it is also a young country The Americans have a tendency to yield at the first difficulty they encounter The Communists are exploit ing this to the hilt They are hitting at the weak point of the Americans which is their desire to see a hasty solution to Contdon Page 16 INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers6 Classified Ads18 19 Comics17 Crossword19 News of Yesteryear 6 Pennsylvania Story 6 Society Club12 Sports4 5 Sunday School Lesson 7 Under fire for taking though later returning a to be the family of nowImprisoned financier Louis Wolfson Fortas chose to iuit rather than face possible impeachment proceedings in the House Fortas letter of resignation to Nixon was delivered to the White House Wednesday night and the President signed a letter of acceptance and sent It to Fortas shortly before 10 am EDT today according to Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler Ziegler refused to answer any questions about the contents of the exchange of letters He said Fortas letter was received by the President about pm EDT Wednesday This was 4Vz hours before Nixons major television ad dress to the nation on Vietnam Wednesday No word leaked of the action until this morning The 58yearold Fortas made the announcement through a Supreme Oourt spokesman Banning E Whittington a Supreme Court spokesman telephoned news media about am EDT to report Associate Justice Abe For tas sent his letter of resignation from Uw Supreme Court to the White House last night and at the same time sent to the chief justice a letter of explanation about the Wolfson family foundation fee Both were delivered last Contd on Page 15 Church School Theme Given For Huntingdon The Church in Todays World is the theme for the 1969 vaca tion church school in Huntingdon This years school is being planned by the Christian Edu cation Division of the Huntingdon Council of Churches and classes will be in operation for child ren of kindergarten primary junior and junior high ages Serving as cochairmen of the school are Paul Jones student intern pastor at St James Luth eran Church and the RevRobert Hess assistant pastor at the Contd on Page 15 Preparations For Blastoff Continue Spacemen Keep Eye On Weather CAPE KENNEDY UPI Astronauts and ground crews are sailing through preparations for Sundays Apollo 10 blastoffwith hopes the weather wont become a lastminute obstacle A lightning storm Wednesday drove ground crews from the pad where the rocket and spacecraft are being readied The launch director said such a storm near takeoff time could force the poised astronauts out of their spacecraft A space program man said the general weather situation is right to produce storms although its too early to make a forecast for Sunday Apollo 10 spacemen Thomas P Stafford John W Young and Eugene A Cernan are keeping an eye on the weather but staying relaxed in the final stages of getting ready for their moon orbiting mis sion which will be followed by the Apollo 11 moon landing in July If all goes well Launch Director Rocco a Petrone said in an interview Wednesday while the countdown was going on Right now were clear to go think were in very good shape The astronauts schedule to day called for more brushing up on landmarks of the lunar landscape they will use to pinpoint the manned landing site they are assigned to visually check out and photo graph from nine miles above the moons surface to clear the way for the Apollo 11 landing At the launch pad ground crews ended a 12hour rest period at midafternoon Wed nesday and resumed making the thousandandone prepara tions to launch the 36story SaturnApollo space machine at pm EDT Sunday Meterologist Ernest Ammon Contd on Page 15 Flexible Proposal Includes Pullout Of Fighting Units WASHINGTON UPI President Nixon asking the American people to hold him accountable for whatever happens in Vietnam has offered the Communists a hew peace plan designed to end the war within one year In an effort Paris talks into response to the Heart Association Buys New Resuscitator Huntingdon Countians contributions to the 1969 Heart Fund campaign made possible the purchase of a very modern re suscitator inhalator for use in the new ambulance which is serving residents of the county Giving countians a look at the new piece of equipment are John Mills a representative of the Huntingdon County regional board of the Central Pennsyl vania Heart Association William Moyer member of the board of the ambulance division S Blair Spooneybarger secretary treasurer of the ambulance board and Gilbert N Mountain chairman The resuscltator is just one of the projects through which the Heart Fund serves area communities Auxiliaries Sponsor Annual Sale Car Plunges Over Bank PoPDV Day Will O 1 JL V V Be Held Friday 2 Injured Two teenagers were Injured and the car in which they were riding was demolished inanaccii dent last evening on Route 655 in Brady Township three miles north of Mill Creek Ronald W Huntsman 16 Mill Creek Star Route a passenger in the car is listed in good condition today at the J C Blair Memorial Hospital where he is being treated for tions of the face and head Gary M Giordano 16 also of Mill Creek Star Route driver of the car received an injury to Contd on Page 5 Reds Shell Viet Towns US Bases To 2 Cars In Oneida Crash No Council Has Busy Agenda At Session Representatives of the Hunt ingdon Council of Churches devoted much of the meetingtime on Tuesday evening listening to reports of accomplishments and proposals made by the various council committees The assembly meeting was held in fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church with Dr Ht Ford Clark president and the Rev William B Payne vice president conducting the session Opening prayer was given by the Rev Orville V Warner host pastor Mrs Willard Divlns secre tary presented her report and gave the financial statement Paul Jones spoke of the plans being made by the Christian edu cation division for the 1969 vaca tion church school in Huntingdon The school will be in operation for eight days June 1619 and June 2326 Mr Jones noted that a com munity folk mass has been sche duled for Sunday June 29 in which young people from the Contd on Page 15 Hundreds of Huntingdon area residents will be given the oppor tunity to honor Americas war dead on Friday May 23 That date has been set aside the annual Poppy Day spon sored by the Huntingdon Ameri can Legion Auxiliary and Hunt ingdon Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Each year usually on the Friday before Memorial Day millions of Americans buy and wear little red poppies to pay homage and tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice Mrs David Hoenstine is ser ving as the poppy chairman for Frank P Hommon American Legion Auxiliary while Mrs Grace Garner fills a similar position with the Standing Stone Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxi liary The Junior Auxiliary members of both organizations will assist in the street sales on the buddy poppies Poppy Day originated nearly DO years ago as a simple and sincere method of paying tribute to the war dead of the nation Today it is as much a part of the American way of life as Memorial Day itself Amerl cans everywhere welcome the opportunity to buy and wear the little memorial poppies This years observance pro vides all with an occasion for Contd on Page 5 person was injured In a accident yesterday on Route 26 In Oneida Townsliip 05 of a mile south of Center Union The vehicles were damaged a total of State Police said Myron Ul brich 65 Country Acres Hunt ingdon RJ3 was northbound at in am operating a 1988Chev rolet sedan As he came around a slight curve Ulbrich failed to observe a slow moving 1956Chev rolet sedan which was also pro ceeding north Ulbrich1 s vehicle collided with the rear of the SAIGCIi US Military Command today re ported at least 20 more overnight Communist shelliigs against towns and Allied bases pushing to at least 314 the number of Salvos into such targets since the new guerrilla drive began Sunday A total of 13 persons were kUled and 61 wounded in rocket aiid mortar barrages into lour towns during the mght For the VI 1 A first night in the shelling LOOl V ailieCl At to nudge the action and in 10point Viet Cong peace proposal made earlier this month Nixon went on radio and television Wednes day night at what he called a critical turning point to offer in stages of US and Allied troops from South Vietnam over the next 12 months provided the North Vietnamese do the same After 12 months fighting would stop promise the United States will accept whatever government the South Vietna mese people want including reunification with North Viet nam if necessary and full participation of the Viet Cong the Communist guerrillas in the government warning the United States will never pull its 540000 troops out unless the Commu nists do likewise and a pledge the United States will not accept a settement at Paris that is only a disguised defeat Nixons War Now Nixons 22 minute address combined a flexible peace proposal with a reaffirmation of US resolve and acknowledge ment the war he inherited from President Johnson is now his war for good or bad If I fail to do so he said of his campaign promise to achieve peace I expect the American people to hold me accountable for that failure The initial congressional reac tion to Nixons speech was Toll To Be Dropped Bell and the United Telephone Companies today announced pro posed service improvements designed to save an estimated annually for telephone users in Huntingdon and Markles burg In a tariff filing with the Pub lic Utility Commission In Har rlsburg the two companies proposed the elimination of the 20cent toll on calls between Huntingdon and Marklesburg ef fective July 13 John Newcombe Bells Hunt ingdon manager said Huntingdon subscribers are expected to save an estimated a year under the proposal Newcombe said Contd on Page 151 Contd on Page 2 offensive South Vietnams three biggest Da i ang anc spared Military spokesmen ro ground attacks to follow up the latest bombardments but listed eight lights from Tuesday which 203 Communists were It brought to more than 1800 the number of Viet Cong or Worth Vietnamese slain since Sunday All 13 of the dead in the barrages into population cen ters perished in a 20round Is Taken area T I reported In burglary Chevrolet which was being operam0rtar attach into Horg Kgu a ted by George W Leonard 26 district town 85 miles west of Hunto the of 207 Sixteenth Street ingdon Leonard was starting to stop his car prior to the collision because of a school bus which was approaching from the opposite direction and preparing to stop Damage to the Ulbrich car was estimated at while the Chevrolet was damaged Saigon near the Cambodian border war communiques said Contd on Page16 Loot valued at more than was taken in a Penn Township burglary State Police at Hunt ingdon announced today A remodeled farmhouse owned by M Jane Force Box 16 Frankstown Road Hollidaysburg RJ was the target for tjie looting The structure is lo cated along Township Road 388 about three miles south of Aitch Police said the loot included an outboard motor a power mower TV set water pump Contd on Page 15 16 Firemen Graduate At Smithfield Sixteen members of the Smith field Volunteer Fire Company received diplomas last evening for having successfully com pleted a 45hour training course on Fundamentals of Fire Fight ing Cpl Kenneth P Thomson fire marshal of Troop G State Police Hollidaysburg was the speaker at the graduation program at the Smithfield Fire Hall Donald G Isenbergof Hunt ingdon instructor for the Public Service Institute Department of Public Instruction training school presented the Certificates of Attainment to the graduates Fire Chief Kenneth Dunlap noted that 42 of the fire companys 90 active members have now completed the standard course of training The company be came active on July 1 1968 and since that time has made remarkable progress The com pany has one 1968 American La France pumper worth equipped plus af 6000GMC 1964 Contd on Page 15 Juniata Valley School Board Authority Meet THE WEATHER Sunny and warm today high in the 70s Fair and mild to night low in upper 40s to low 50s Increasing cloudiness and warm with a chance of scatter ed showers Friday high mld TOs to low 80s Saturdays outlook partly i cloudy and warm with scattered thunder showprs A dual meeting of the Juni ata Valley Board of Education and the Juniata Valley School Authority was held in the jun iorsenior high school beginning at last evening The meeting of the school board a special session called for general purposes wasprl marily occupied with reviewing the tentative budget making manysided estimates of the needs of the district financially for 196970 and indicating chan ges or revisions that will be used to work out the budgets final version Present were school directors Sumnor Smith Fred Reihart Pau Reinhart John Donnelly John Kinch Robert Gtenny Rich ard Anders Reynolds Fitzgerald and Dr H William Stewart Administrators and ciifPt17 H eluded Supervising Principal Oscar Barkman High School Principal Frank Zito Elemen tary Supervisor James Davis Secretary Mary Jo Price Coun ty Superintendent Donald A Miller aridthesupervisingprincS palelect Amos D Myers BOARD ACTION The board hired Miss Deborah Kann to fill the position of sec ondafy art Instructor atastarting salary of S6000 per annum Miss Kann will graduate from college this year Also approved was the granting of vacation and sick pay to Chester P McCarty a school employe during his period of hospltallzatlon The board also approved continued payment of its share of this Blue Cross and Blue Shield Contd on rage 2 Girls Scouts Aid Campaign Junior Girl Scout Troop 1395 actively participated in the cleanup campaign staged In th borough of Mount Union this week The juniors and their leaders Mrs Joanne Bowser Mrs Jean Hicks and Mrs Beulah Clymans chose the playground area at Municipal Park as their project and have done afine job in getting the area ready for the season Pictured are kneeling left to right Cheryl Coons and Connie Coons Standing left to right are Christine Long Chris tine Moore and Kathy Book   

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