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Daily News (Newspaper) - May 24, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania stronauts Head For Earth State Library Education Building Harrisburg Pa 17126 ave Path o Moon For polio 11 SPACE CENTER Houston 10 shot out of on orbit today and headed earth to wind up a highly ccessful mission which ared the way tor an lerican manned landing on moon Only the crucial entry into atmosphere and splashdown jnday stood between astro uts Thomas P Stafford gene A Cernan and John W lung and an almost flawless lay mission Hello Houston Apollo 10 We are returning to rth Stafford the comman r of the second UjS manned tar orbiting flight radioed a n minutes after he fired his spacecraft engine behind the moon Apollo 10 swung around on the way home and re established radio contact with earth at ajn EOT The burn was absolutely beautiful and we have a fantastic view of the earth now utterly fantastic Stafford said Turn On Camera Then the astronauts turned on their color television camera and flashed a dazzling view of the round edge of the moon pale pink against the black lunar night as the spacecraft sped away at more than 6000 miles per hour Incredible Cernan sail During the six days in space since their blastoff from Cape Kennedy last Sunday the Apollo 10 astronauts 250000 miles to the moon on a course so accurate only oae adjustment was needed the moon 31 times every phase of a manned lunar landing except the actual touchdown the lunar lander Snoopy to within 95 miles of the lunar surface and linked it up again with the main Apollo craft in the first rendezvous and docking in lunar orbit hundreds of pictures of the moon which may shed THE WEATHER Variable cloudiness and mild today High in the upper 60s and mid 60s Partly cloudy and little cooler to night Low mid 40s to low 50s Sunday variable cloud Iness and little change in tem perature High in the mid 60s to mid 70s Monday outlook variable cloudiness and a lit tle cooler important scientific light on its nature and origin tour problems on the crucial day Thursday including one which might have prevented their undocking for Stafford and Cernans swoop on the moon and another which caused the spacecraft to gyrate on one of the lunar passes Procedures Accurate moon navigation procedures which proved accur ate enough to allow the Apollo 11 astronauts to find their landing site Ahead were the long trip home and splashdown in the South Pacific Monday The astronauts sped behind the moon at 3612 miles per hour and 69 miles above the lunar craters and fired their main engine for 2 minutes 41 seconds to get out of lunar orbit Immediately after calmly telling ground controllers they were on their way home they turned on the small color television camera The moon loomed up curving across the left side of the picture Although it looked first pale pink and then pale purple the astronauts said it was basically tan to them This is absolutely incredi ble Young saW I thought it was a fantastic view leaving the earth but if s going to be even more fantastic when leaving the moon here and heading back to the good old earth Details of the lunar landscape were clearly visible including a big new crater which the astronauts zoomed in on with their lens much as commercial television cameras do when isolating one segment of a touchdown play in football Home viewers watched while the moon receded Contd on Page 5 THE DAILY NEWS Ready For Music To Begin Guy Lombardo center and his Royal Canadians were ready to start the music at the 20th annual Charity Ball last night when this picture was taken with Mr and Mrs Donald Everhart cochairmen for the charity event OL 48 HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA SATURDAY MAY 24 1969 NO 98 Feachers Seeking Separate ollective Bargaining Law fot Lumped ith Public Employes HARRESURG UPI The mnsylvania State Education ssociation PSEA made it ear Friday that it wants a par ate law author izinff llective bargaining and a nited right to strike for achers The statewide organization presenting about 80000 pub school teachers told a leg lative committee it vants no rt of being lumped in with her public employes under gislation now under consider ion Robert E Phelps executive cretary of the PSEA testi sd before the Senate State overnment Committee which holding public hearings on a oposal to replace the 1947 iblic employes law The committee is considering administration bill S355 hich would authorize collec Contd on Pages Speaker Sniper Shots Ring Out Campus Is Scene Of Violence Again Sporadic sniper fire continued late Friday at North Carolina Universityscene jf one death and eight gunshot wounds In judge Heffner Fill Speak On Ifemorial Day Judge R Merle Heffner will the speaker for the Orbisonia ockhill area Memorial Day ob at the Memorial onument on the American egion Grounds Rockhill Furn e MaddenWennick Post No 8 American Legion is spon the program it will take ice at 11 ajn Friday May 0 Presiding at the service will e District Governor of Lionism f District 14L Harold S Kim lei a member of Post 518 Contd on Page 12 DR JOHN STAUFFER JV Seniors Will Hear Dr Stauffer Dr John N Staufferpresident of Juniata College is scheduled to give the address at the Tuesday evening June 3 commencement planned by Juniata Valley High School The program will be held in the high school beginning at 8 oclock Dr Stauffers message will be entitled A Man Remem bered President Stauffer received his bachelor of science degree from Juniata College in 1936 and his master of arts In psychology from the University of Pennsyl vania in 1942 He earned his doc torate in counseling and higher education at the Pennsylvania State University In 1956 receiv ing his doctor of laws degree from Juniata in 1964 and his doctor of human letters degree from Wittenburg University in Contd on Page 12 the past two days A week of massive police and National Guard action around the Berkeley campus of the University of California drew criticism from faculty mem bers and promise of a statewide student strike next week National Guardsmen In Jeeps helped enforce a curfew in Greensboro NC where more than 600 guardsmen used aircraft gas and rifle fire to rout snipers from a dormitory at dawn Friday No Injuries Or Arrests No injuries or arrests were reported in the Friday night sniping but one policeman remained in critical condition after being wounded in an earlier exchange of gunfire At least seven other policemen were wounded in action that looked like war at the campus and a student was found deat Thursday after Contd on Page 5 Sirhan Is Placed In Cell No 33 On Memorial Day Taylor To Speak At Huntingdon District Attorney Newton C Taylor will be the main speaker at Huntingdons Memorial Day program to be held on Friday May 30 at Riverview Cemetery The holiday service at the cemetery will start as soon as the parade arrives there pos sibly about 11 am Frank M Prough will serve as the master of cere monies and the Rev Edwin J Batchner pastor of Trinity Assembly of God Church Huntingdon will be the chaplain Boy Sccfuts of Troop 25 Hunt ingdon will place flags on the graves of deceased veterans on Sunday kay 25 District Attorney Taylor was born in Huntingdon in 1935 He was graduated from Huntingdon High School in 1953 and he rec eived Ms bachelor of arts degree at Juniata College in 1957 He earned bis degree at Duke Univer sity Law School being graduated there in 1960 He is married to the former Nancy Louise Rosevear of Alex andria andtheyhave twochildren Contd on Page 12 Obsolete Tanks Ring Palace to Protect Ailing Papa Doc As they have for 10 years Dsolete tanks ringed the palace i Port au Prince Haiti today protect Francois Papa oc Duvalier the selfprc laimed president for life There the fact ends and the onjecture seems to begin For weeks Duvalier has been eported on the verge of death uffering from A heart is ease B cancer or C iabetes and low blood pres ure Or a combination of all iree Friday a Dominican govern tent source in Santo Domingo aid Duvalier was extremely ill nd not expected to live The ource who asked not to be dentlfied said Duvaliers son inlaw Max Dominique had returned tp Haiti to take over for his failing fatherinlaw In fact Dominique has been in Port au Prince since the start of the year Operation Under Way The Dominican source report ed Duvaliers palace surround ed by tanks and a vast operation under way against Duvaliers enemies There have always been tanks at the palace and Duvalier has always been ruthless against his enemies Foreign diplomatic sources in Port au Prince at the same time were reporting everything was calm and normal Contd on Page 5 SAN QUENTIN Calif UPI Death Row inmate has assured a San Quentin warden the T7 condemned men in the prison mean no harm to Sirhan B Sirhan The convicted slayer of Sen a son and a daughter Robert F Kennedy was moved under heavy guard into an isolated death row cell in the predawn hours Friday Associate Warden James Park later quoted a Death Row inmate as saying Hes one of us now He wont be bothered Sirhans arrival came as a surprise even to Warden Louis Nelson We wanted it that way Nelson added Sirhan was awakened in his maximumsecurity prison suite In the Los Angeles Hall Justice shortly before 3 He was hustled into a helicopter which whisked him to Van Nuys Airport and flown from there in a twinengine state plane to Hamilton Air Force Base Six police cars escorted him from there to San Quentin where the states condemned prisoners await a possible date with the gas chamber two floors below the Death Row cells The 25yearold Jordanian was quickly fingerprinted pho Contd on Page 5 Hearing In Reed Case In 3rd Day In an unusualSaturday session the taking of testimony continues today in a habeas corpus hearing before the Hon R Merle Heffher president Judge of unty This is the third day of the hearing and there was no indfcsu tion as to how long todays ses sion would continue Release of Samuel Lee Reed 20 of Volant RJ 3 Is being sought Reed was arrested last March 25 on four charges mur der robbery burglary and lar ceny as the result of the fatal beating of Wallace R Foster 49yearold Waterstreet service station attendant on Jan 12 The petition for the habeas corpus hearing alleged that Reed is being held illegally and de prived of his liberty at Huntingdon County Jail Judge Heffner recessed court at yesterday afternoon and ordered that the hearing be re sumed at am today one hour earlier than the usual time for the opening ofcourtsessions District Attorney Newton C Taylor is representing the Com monwealth at the hearing while Attorney William J Myers is legal counsel fcr Reed Ickes On Stand William Keith Ickes 22 New Castle was the first witness to take the stand when the hearing reconvened on Friday morning He testified that he resided at a rooming house on Warm Springs Avenue from the end of December until Jan 18 or 19 1969 He said he shared an apartment with Samuel L Reed Ickes said that he was jobless during the time he was in Hunt ingdon but that be owned a 1964 Chevrolet Impala convertibleHe Contd on Page 2 North Viet Negotiator Heads Home PARIS North Vietnamese negotiator Xuan Thuy headed to Hanoi today for consultations with President Ho Chi Minn that could bring a change in the Communist bargaining position He was scheduled to leave Paris at am EOT It was the first time for Thuy to leave since the talks opened May 13 1968 and the announce ment of his trip to North Vietnam was a surprise Thuy had been scheduled to speak Sunday to a rally of pro Hanoi Vietnamese who now live in France along with Tran Buu Klein chief negotiator for the Viet Congs National Liberation Front A diplomat close to the talks said it appeared Thuy was returning for detailed discus slons on the eightpoint plan proposed by President Nixon Contd on Page 5 Lombardo Is Big Charity Ball Hit As the Apollo 10 astronauts circled the moon many earth bound Huntingdon area residents circled the dance floor in Mem orial Gymnasium at Juniata College last night to the heavenly music of Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians at the 20th Annual Charity Ball of the J C Blair Memorial Hospital Auxil iary Dixie Blair Will Reign As Alexandria Fire Queen Dixie Blair 16 of Alexandria has been selected Miss Alexan dria Fire Queen for 1969 and will represent her hometown in the Miss Huntingdon County Fire Queen festivities in July Miss Blair was selected by fellow students at Juniata Valley High School where she is cur rently In her junior year Placing second in the balloting was Denise Boyd Other contestants were Sally Baney Mary Hunter Conriic Everhart and Debbie Walker Dixies first appearance as fire queen will be on Memorial Day when she rides in the Alex andria parade scheduled for 9 am in that borough She will compete with other Contd on Page 12 Tanks Rush To Rescue Viet Unit SAIGON to the rescue a column of American tanks crushed a North Vietnamese attack on a South Vietnamese outpost north of Saigon and killed 53 guerrillas military spokesmen said today The Communists charged the camp 55 miles from Saigon behind a 100round mortar barrage before dawn Friday Saigon headquarters said losses were light among the govern ment defenders Stalling the opening charge the South Vietnamese trooper radioed for reinforcements and called in artillery strikes helicopter gunships and war planes against the North Vietnamese unit The Communists attacked again in an unusual daylight thrust and the tanks rumbled in cannon blazing and took up the battle on three fronts outside the South Vietna mese outpost US headquarters said two tankers died in the rescue which broke the North Vietna mese attack and sent the guerrilla survivors retreating The Allies picked up two Communist antiaircraft guns from the battlefield The South Vietnamese outpost sits on the edge of a Communist infiltration route Contd on Page 5 With a central theme of space blended in the decorat ions the gala was deemed a large success due to the efforts of many volunteers who spent long hours of preparation before the event A threat of showers did not dampen the enthusiasm of the hundreds In attendance who thrilled to the big band sound that has made Lombardo a house hold word throughout North America As all evenings come to an end the crowd reacted excited when the band struck up the firstfew bars of auld lang syne the song that has been associ ated With the Lombardo band for many years and which has signified the ushering in of the new year In addition to those who tripped the light fantastic around the dance floor many more lined the balcony of the building for most of the night just to hear and enjoy the Lombardo sound Mr and Mrs Donald G Ever Contd on Page 12 Air Force Still Looking For Plane MILDENHALL England homesick Ameri can sergeant drank glass after glass of scotch and glared at everyone at the party who tried to talk to him Finally he rose unsteadily knocked over a lamp and ran out the door By 5 am Sgt Paul Adams Meyer 23 had managed to take off from Mildenhall Royal Air Force Base alone in a stolen 60ton C130 Hercules turboprop transport plane and was headed for the United Contd on Page 5 On June 4 Blood To Be Donated At Mount Union The Red Cross Bloodmoblle will again be in Mount Union on Wednesday June 4 from 12 noon till 6 pm in the First United Methodist Church Soon the Johnstown Regional Center will enter the doldrum period of blood production often referred to as the summer slump There are many rea sons why blood production drops off sharply from June through September Some of these reasons are valid but many are not This is not unusual but it is characteristic of summers known to every blood bank in the country Certainly everyone earns a vacation and you should take it but wouldnt you enjoy it more if you would help the program along and send someone in your place to donate blood on that date The blood program cannot wait for your return our patients need blood every month every week every day every hour and the Johnstown Regional Blood Center has assumed the solemn responsibility to see that they get It during the hot summer months as well as the winter Miss Agness Koehler chair man of the volunteer blood pro gram noted the Bloodmobile visits Mount Union five times a year During the fiscal year July 1968 to the present date we have distributed 186 pints of blood to Mount Union and its surrounding areas and to out Contd on Page 12 Terrizzi Speaker For Mill Creek Observance DIXIE BLAIR 148 Killed On State Highways HARRJSBURG UPI Trafc fie deaths claimed 148 lives in Pennsylvania during April preliminary figures compiled by the State Bureau of Traffic Safety indicated In April 1968 the preliminary figures were 146 deaths while the final county which incluoV ed all delayed deaths showed 166 persons lost their lives on streets and roads The bureau also reported that Contd on Page 5 Attorney Morris M Terrizzi candidate for President Judge of Huntingdon will be the main speaker at Memorial Day services In Mill Creek on Friday May 30 The annual Memorial Day par ade and program are being sponsored by the Captain Jack Lions Club It Is held to pay homage to Mill Creek area sons who paid the supreme sacrifice for their homeland The day will start with a par ade which will form at am In the east end of the borough It will be led by a contingent from the Pennsylvania National Guard Howitzer Bat tery 1st Squadron 104th Armored Cavalry based in Hunt ingdon Featured In the parade will be the Huntingdon Junior High School band under the direction of Marvin Yoder Also parti cipatlng in the line of march will be various dignitaries in cluded on the program and representatives from the Lions Club as well as other service organizations The Mill Creek Boy Scouts Cub Scouts Girl Scouts and Brownies will also march in the parade along with the Mill Creek Majorettes Churches and other civic groups will also be included in the column Paul Dell Is serving as parade mar shall for this years event The procession will move westward to the honor roll lo cated in the central part of the borough The band will play a selection at the site where the names of all Mill Creek area natives who served in World War II are Inscribed The Invo cation will be given by the Rev Charles Cisney pastor of the Mill Creek Baptist Church Robert A Whitsel president of the Captain Jack Lions Club will place a memorial wreith beneath the roster of names The Lions Womens Auxiliary Contd on Page 12