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   Daily News (Newspaper) - June 9, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 DAILY NEWS State Library Education Building Pa 17126 VOL 48 NINE CENTS PER COPY HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION MONDAY JUNE 9 1969 PHONE 6434040 NO Ill 252 Seniors Graduate At Huntingdon Hieh O Senate Due To Approve Burger WASHINGTON Senate was expected to confirm Warren Earl Burger today as the 15th Chief Justice of the United States and clear the way for President Nixon to make his second appointment to the Supreme Court Burger 61 who fits Nixons stated wish for a strict constructlonlst on the high court is a native of Minnesota who has been a US Appeals Court Judge in the District of Columbia for 16 years He would succeed Earl Warren named Chief Justice 16 years ago by the last previous Republican president Dwight D Eisenhower Nixon said he would not appoint a successor to Abe Fortas who resigned last month under pressure until Burger is confirmed The confirmation process went ra pidly for the whitehaired one time Minnesota farm boy who worked his way through law school Nixon appointed him May 21 he was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee June 3 after a very brief hearing and the appointment reached the floor today ConPd on Page 7 Actor Robert Taylor Dies Of Cancer SANTA MONICA Calif Robert Taylors operation for removal of a cancerous lung in October he kicked his threepackaday cigarette habit Im going to take the situation by the horns he vowed Youre damned right I am Im going to whip it knock it down and tromp on it Sunday the matinee idol lost his battle He died at am at St Johns hospital Officials said the 57yearold actor knew he had terminal cancer Men derided the almost too handsome actor as a pretty boy Girls crashed thrown the doors of a London hotel in 1937 to get near him Contd on Page 14 5 Top Students Talk Scholastic Laurels Outlined The scholastic achievements of the Class of 1969 Huntingdon Area High School were enumerated by Principal Norman J Smith Saturday night as 252 seniors received their diplomas In the traditional ceremonies of commencement in the school gymnasium THE WEATHER Decreasing cloudiness with chance of a few widely scat tered showers early this morning becoming mostly sun ny this afternoon High in 70s Clear and cool tonight Low in 40s to low 50s Tuesday mol ly sunny and a little warmer High mid 70s to low 80s Wednesdays outlook increas ing cloudiness and warmer In addition some parting words of wisdom were given by Superin tendent John Blnney and five high ranking classmates discussed In brief talks their educational exp erience and what lies ahead Principal Smith noted that the 1969 group compares favorably with any of the best In the past In the college entrance board examinations and the National Merit Scholarship tests the class exceeded the national average One segment of the class ranked in the top 10 per cent of the United States In addition there was a large percentage of ath letescholars in the class Sixty per cent have been admitted to college Nineteen have partially fulfilled the requirements for the first year in college in the cooperative venture with Juniata College Smith also mentioned the har mony that has existed in the class with a crosssection of various nationalities and ethnic groups In summary he stated the class consists of a polite group of young men and women who know where theyre going and are prepared to get there Ten minutes before Mr Douglas Wells rolled out the open ing fanfare of the traditional Pomp and Circumstance march the bleachers were filled with parents and friends despite an almost unbearable heat In the nonalrcondltloned gymnasium The Rev Luther G Heister pastor of the Abbey Church in voked divine blessing on the grad uates Welcomes Audience Deborah Swanger covaledic torlan opened the seniors part of the program with a welcoming speech addressing thanks to the school board the administration the faculty and the parents Importance Of Athletics Jeffrey Norton class saluta torlan gave a convincing appeal to continue and enlarge the scope Coned on Page 2 35 CitedAt Annual Commencement Nixon To Pull 25000 Troops From Viet By End Of August Cited for scholastic standing were 35 members of this years graduating class at Huntingdon Area High School In the top row left to right are Jeffrey Binney high honors ccvale dictorlan Martha Coucb high honors Barbara Douglass high honors David Heberling high honors jStephen Kelly highhonors Susan Lang high honors and Rita Murray high honors Second row Jeffrey Norton high honors salutatorian John Michael Port high honors Ton Price high honors Deborah Swanger high honors ccvaledictorian Michele Wagner high honors LaDonna Weiler high honors Brenda Weller high honors Third row Barbara Baker honors Vicki Beaver honors Madeline Calon honors David Christopher honors Steven Corbin honors Jack DeForrest honors Nan Elliott honors Fourth row Elizabeth Endres honors Michael Finkle honors James Christopher Hann honors Fred Hearn honors Leigh Horton honors Edna Igou honors Bottom row Vivienne Kemp honors Mary Laszek honors Gary Shope honors Deborah Smith honors Suzanne Strait honors Wanda Wilson honors Peggy Zook honors 111 2 Bickelt Renamed Sunday Schools Head Mishaps At Same Spot A Saxton man was involved in wo under similar clr umstances at the same loca Ion Saturday evening within a eriod of about two minutes He suffered minor injuries in the nishap Two other crashes one of Saturday night and another one larly Sunday morning wars in by State Police of he Huntingdon substation during he weekend Ralph William Powers 29 Box 60 Saxton was westbound on toute 913 at pm Satur lay driving a 1961 Chevrolet ruck As he approached a nar ow bridge 15 miles east of axion in Hopewell Township he as unable to see a 1958 Dodge edan approaching The Dodge operated by Robert E Mc Cartney in 18 Six Mile Run D 1 and he was unable to ee Powers approaching Both drivers started to cross le bridge Powers swerved to le right to avoid a collision ith the Dodge and his truck it the north side of the bridge nd then glanced off and hit se McCartney vehicle Damage to the Powers truck as set at 350 while the Dodge as damaged about S10 Powers made a Uturn and rossed the bridge to where the astboupd McCartney car had topped He identified himself scertained the minor damage id made another U turn to go est again He started across the same ridge at about pm and et another eastbound vehicle 1968 Chevrolet pickup truck Derated by Shirley J Ford 3 Aitch RD 1 Again he wervsd to the right lilt the litge and then glanced back Kl the Chevrolet pickup Contd on Page 9 Centennial Meet Is Big Success The Huntingdon County Sunday School Association was embark ed today on its second century of Christian service after a highly successful 100th anniversary convention held on Saturday Stone Church of the Brethren ir Huntingdon W Carl Bickett McAlevys Fort educator was elected for his third consecutive term as pre sident of the countywide associa tion Bickett and the newly elected officers were installed at the evening session by BMcCalin Cochran general secretary of the Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association While A Century of Christian Service was the convention theme the subject of peace was a major topic in the discussions and addresses presented during the day The Rev Ralph Z Ebersolo managing director of the Church of the Brethrens Carop Blue Dia mond Petersburg RD gave the keynote address at the even ing session He reminded the con vention delegates of the great work that needs to be done during the associations second 100 mired by the delegates and added years Delegates praised the talk greatly to the success of the as wonderful one of the finest looth anniversary affair sver presented at a convention vice President Donald Metz Another highlight of the conven presided at the am ses tlon was a powerful talk given by the state general secretary Mr Cochran at the afternoon ses slonHe based his remarks on Ne hemiahs Prayer Albert M Rung prominent lo cal historian gave an excellent talk at the opening session on the history of the churches of Huntingdon County The author of W CARL BICKETT sion The Donnelly sisters Re Contd on Page 9 INSIDE THE NEWS the weekly Dally News column Historical Sketches Rung pre sented interesting facts concern ing places of worship In the aroa Many outstanding displays for the Centennial convention were on display They are ad Ann Landers 3 Classified Ads 14 15 Comics13 Crossword15 Obituaries 2 Pennsylvania Story 6 Society Club News 8 Sports45 Through These Doors 3 Midwest West Hit By Flooding Heavy rains touched off flash floods in the Midwest and West and drenched the East Sunday while funnel clouds danced in Florida and Texas Rainfall during a sixhour period included more than inches at Richmond Va almost at Anniston Ala and nearly an inch at Chanute Kan Midway between the lower Florida Keys and the Cuban coast a tropical depression was located moving northeastward at 15 miles an hour The highest winds were estimated by the US Weather Bureau at 30 miles an hour in a few squalls Small craft around the southeastern Florida coast and Keys and throughout the western Bahamas area were advised to remain in port until the depression passed Up to four inches of rain soaked vast areas of the Plains and the Midwest Sunday touching off flash flooding that closed some suburban roads and streets in the Chicago area Another belt of thunder storms caused some flash floods in Oregon Rain fell from Texas and the Central Rockies to the Appalachians in the East with the heaviest amounts in Illinois along the Wisconsin border Near John Dya Ore flash floods stalled cars while cars were stalled in waterfilled underpasses at Bend Ore Heavyrain and than an inch in pelted Denver Colo Sunday and sent rivers of water up to 12 feet deep into the citys streets and highways No injuries were reported Contd on Page 9 Dr Yates Speaks At UCC Meet The 7000 local congregations of the twomillionmember United Church of Christ will be given the opportunity to decide for themselves whether they want to Join a united church embrac ing onequarter of American Protestantism This assurance was given to day to delegates attending the annualmeeting at Huntingdon of the denominations Perm West Conference by the Rev Jack EYates New YorkCity assist ant to the president of the United Church of Christ The meeting is being held June 810 at Juniata College Dr Yates was making specific reference to the Consultation on Church Union an effort on the part of nine major Protestant denominations including the United Church to establish a new church of more than 25mil lion members Known as COCU the consulta tion is a formal outgrowth of a proposal originally made in 1960 by the Rev Dr Eugene Carson Contd on Page 9 Lifelong Dream Is Finally Fulfilled Diploma Awarded To Grandmother BY JO McMEEN To fulfill a lifelong dream f Thats what inspired Mrs Fred Houck to travel all those miles back and froth between New Grenada and Huntingdon tor tour years to earn a high school diploma at adult night school And Saturday night when she received it from Robert ScaL pello director of the adult edu V cation program at HAHS it was worth its weight in gold in her TIltirl hands The last school certifi r ulu cate Mrs Houck had received tfgO I was a high school entrance form MarR from the Robertsdale elementary school in 1927 For 38 years Mrs Houck wife mother grandmother and devoted daughter to an ill moth about how she would like to get a high school diploma She had always wanted to be a teacher but circumstances vented her from continuing school Then four years ago she read in The Daily News about the adult education program at HAHS and realized that she could make her dream come true The distance Contd on Page 14 The total of the contributions collected by the Newton Wayne firemen during the annual fund drive conducted in May has reached Fire Chief Lawrence Knable Jr chairman of the campaign highly commended the residents served by the newton Wayne Fire Company for their fine derations and support in this solicitation Knable also noted appreciation was due to all the committees and the firemen who gave many Contd on Page 14 FOR38 YEARS Mrs Fred Houck of New Grenada dreamed ci being awarded a high school diploma She received it Saturday night Huntingdon School Board President Richard J Endres made the presentation while Robert Scalpello director of the adult education program looked Pullout Is Announced At Midway MIDWAY ISLAND President Nixon has announced he will withdraw 25000 Ameri can troops from Vietnam by the end of August and Indicated others will be sent home as conditions warrant They will be replaced by South Vietna mese combat forces Nixon made the announce ment Sunday at a summit conference with President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam the seventh meeting of a US president with leaders of the Saigon government They appeared affable and relaxed confident of the course of the war and mildly optimistic about peace In the firm words ol a Joint communique they told the Communists to realize the futility and danger of trying to win a military victory in Vietnam and said there must be selfdetermination for the Vietnamese people without in terference or terror They ruled out imposition of a coalition government on South Vietnam Nixon called the Midway meeting a significant step forward toward peace In Vietnam Their joint commu nlque added that a study of recent Communist and Allied peace plans in Paris showed certain points which appear not too far from the Allied positions Nixon did not wait for conclusion of the meeting to announce the troop withdrawal He disclosed it to reporters between morning and afternoon sessions with Thieu and stated complete agreement with the South Vietnam president As a consequence of the recommendation of the Pres ident Thieu and our own commander in the field Gen Crelghton W Abrams I have decided to order the Immediate redeployment from Vietnam of the divisionalequivalent of ap proxlmately 25000 men This troop replacement will begin within the next 30 days and It will be completed by the end of August During the month of August and at regular Intervals there after we shall review the situation having in mind the three criteria that I have Contd on Page T   

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