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Daily News (Newspaper) - June 21, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania State Library EducationBuilding Harrisburc Pa 17126 THE DAILY NEWS VOL 48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION SATURDAY JUNK 21 1969 NO 121 At Dinner Event A I UIIIIItT refill Borough JMew Violence Flares official jn Charleston Strike Honored For 20 Years Of Devoted Service Huntingdon Borough elected officials and employes spanning a period of 20 years were on kaixi last night to pay tribute to retiring borough secretary Mrs Frances Oeffner Among those on baud were left to right Donald Leffard incoming borough secretary Morris M Terriiii borough solicitor who served as master of ceremonies and John T Fleck presi dent of borough council Looking Forward To St Louis Trip No Rocking Chair Ahead For Retiring Secretary BY WIMFRSD C HAWN DsilyNews Society Sditnr Although sbe has not made any definite ptang far her retirement Mrs Frances M Oeffaer of Huatiagdcn Snows one thing far certain shes determined not to sii in a rocking chair and be idle iirs Oefiner after capably serving as Huntingdon Borough Secretary sines April 19 1949 is officially retired today ber birthday Daring her years as secretary she worked un der fear presidents of BoroiEh Council three mayors two soli citors sad many conn dim si A member tas Pennsylvania Borough Secretaries Asso ciation she will continue tm tie end of this TEST to act as secretary of tie Psxkiag Auth ority The HimtingtSaaSewer and Water Authority and the C Ml Service Commission COSfC TO ST LCUE now she is looting forward to a July trip io St Louis Missouri where she will be a representative from the Huntingdon Business and Professioaal Womens Club at the national BPW has been a part of Fran ces life for a number of years and this spring at the annual in stalltion banquet of thtg organiza tion Mrs Oeffner was cited for her faithfulness and devotion oa both local and district levels Mrs Oefmer is a member of the Huntingdon BPW Gare Club an organization for past presU dents and has ccntrtbuted much to District Five as well She will complete a term of office as seccod district director oa June 30 BPW CLUB BOCSTEn BPW boasts an active group of Huntingdon area women and Mrs Oeffner has always been in volved in the many undertak ings of mis business and profes sioaal group She has assisted with the Auntie Dorrle Christmas parties for underprivileged chlldrsi has served in nearly every office of the organization and during 1963 was named Queen of BPW for After her civic mindedness CITED BY REBEKV3S Moun t Union Rebe kah Lodge be stowed upon Mrs Oefmer one of her latest honors An honorary life member of the Rebe kah Lodge she was cited for hold ing the longest record of service in the organization This is an anniversary year forthe Reba kais She is a member of the First Confd on Page 2 Huntingdon Borough elected offi cials former officials and fellow employes were on hand last even ing at the Hot el Peon Hunt to ho nor Mrs Frances M Oeffner retir ing borough secretary She was bringing to a close a career of 20 years at the bor ough post Master of ceremonies Attor ney Morris M Terrteziborough solicitor praised the guest of hooor and noted she has earned a great deal of respect has done a marvelous job and everyone has received the very best of treatment He pointed out that Mrs Oeffner served as borough se cretary under three mayors and all were on hand last night to honor her These included Loyal D Daubenspeck Robert Cutchall and the present mayor M H DeForrest She also served with four coun cil presidents and all John Win ters Henry McCamant Oscar Chilcote and John T Fleck were present at the dinner Present members of council and former couacilmen from throughout the area were on hand to honor Frances O Mayor DeForrest presented a By Shavers Creek Pompidou Jr Confd on Page 7 Accident 5 Man Critical JANET BOOME Contestant Is Selected By Firemen Shavers Creek Valley Vol unteer Fire Company has select ed its contestant for the annual Miss Huntingdon County Fire Queen competition She is Janet Boonie 16 daughter of Mr and Mrs Wesley Boonie of Petersburg R D Janet will compete with other sirls from within the area during the Huntingdon County firemens conclave to be held the first weekend of July In Shade Gap Miss Boonie who lists swim ming and sports as her hobbies will be a senior this fall at Juniata Valley High School En rolled in the business steno graphic course she is a member of the National Honor Society To Put Statement In Context Nixons Viet Hopes Spark Undue Otimism In US An Everett RD 1 young ruin is in critical condition today In the intensive care unit at the Nason Hospital at Roaring Springs as the result of injuries sustained in a one vehicle acci dent Friday afternoon Joseph L Rhodes Jr 22 sustained extensive injuries in the crash which occurred on Route 26 about four miles south of the Huntingdon County line in Bedford County The State Police from the Bed ford substation investigated the Is Forming Government PARIS UPI PresWent Georges Pompidou and his new premier designate Jacques ChabanDelmas went to work today to cut Gaul list Party squabbling and form a new savethefranc government Party sources said they hoped to announce the new cabinet Sunday night The sources said Pompidou would give top priority to the mounting economic and floan cial crisis threatening France at the start of the new gaulllst administration without Charles de Gaulle Preventing devalua tion of the franc was said to be the number one concern The 57yearold Pompidou was inaugurated Friday as successor to De Gaulle in an elegant 30mlnute ceremony at the Elysee Palace dominated by tributes to the 78yearold former president De Gaulle did not attend the ceremony preferring to watch it on television at his country home at ColombeyIesDeux Eglises He has closeted himself there out of the public eye since his return to France Thursday from a 40day self imposed exllevacatlon in Ire land Formation of the new admi nistration hit a major snag Friday night Veteran former premier and CcnPd on Page 10 In Southern Area Five Playgrounds To Open June 23 WASHINGTON CUPI Ad rataistratiaa officials acknow ledged today President Nixon may hare sparked undue optimism whea he sajd he hoped ail American gromyj combat forces could be pulled out of Viaresm fcjthe end of nert year They emphasized the Pres ident sas simply trying to maie clear daring his Thursday algm news conference tjyt he was as anxious as his critics to disengage the maximum num ber of American forces They pointed out that he made oo specific promises reasserting his intention only to briag US forces home as fast as he coaid without jeopardiz ing UJs objectives ia Vietnam conflict has demon strated that hopes expressed by top American officials often become embedded in the public mind as pledges with disastrous political consequen ces at home The President although he certainly did not intend to do INSIDE THE NEWS Bit the history of the Along The Juniaia 5 Ana Landers12 Church Page3 Classified Ads 10 11 Comics9 Crosswordn Rung Column5 Society CliibS Sports 4 5 so also may have given the Communists the impression Congressional and public pres sure is pushing him toward a unilateral withdrawal without any concessions by Hanoi and the Viet Cong If the enemy draws that conclusion mistaken as ii may be the liklfliood of any progress at the Paris peace talks becomes even more remote Many diplomatic observers surprised when Kixon who had previously dealt with the Vietnam issue with re straint and sMll took this way of answering pressure from his critics for a faster withdrawal aad a definite deadline Their surprise was all the greater because they saw no need for him to indulge in the Coned co Page 2 Five playgrounds in the Southern Huntingdon County area will open their summer programs on Monday June 23 for six con crash and placed the time of the secutive weeks of supervised play activity accident at 4 pm MRS JEAN JIAYHUE Manpower Counselor Is Named Mrs Norman Jean Mayhue has been named to the post of job counselor for the clerk typ 1st training program at Hunting don The 17 weeks course to give practical skills in clerk and ty pists duties to low income and dlsadvantaged persons has been funded by the Manpower Em ployment Assistance and ing Act through Mrs Mayhue will serve as lia ison officer between the training program and its sponsor TfU County CAA and will utilize the available resources of the program for the benefit of the trainees She will work closely with other industries and busines ses to prevent any gap between the course and fulltime employ ment for the nine persons selection for the first training cycle upon their successful com pletion of the course Course planning has set one hour per week of personal Job counseling and this will be Mrs Confd on Page 7 Rev Ralph Abemathy Is Arrested CHARLESTON SC Negro youths showered police with rocks and bottles Friday night while the Rev Ralph D Abernathy vowing a new program of militant nonviolent activity was carried bodily to Jail v The deluge on a street In a Negro neighborhood in this historic port city Injured at least five policemen and a UPI newsman Rocks shattered the windows of more than a dozen cars National guardsmen and state troopers rushed In quickly to reinforce police who restored order within an hour without swinging a blow Four persons including Aber nathy and Hosea Williams a top aide in the Southern Christian Leadership Confer ence were arrested Abernathy and Williams were charged with inciting to riot and rioting parading without a permit and disorderly conduct Their attorney F Henderson Moore said they would not make immediate bond The brief violence was the ContM on Page 7 Contd on Page 2 US Fishing Boats Are Released At Garden Club Convention In Texas Mrs Steel Selected First VicePresident Of Council Cc the go is an apt piaase to describe Mrs W Steel of 22S Pean Street who is Grstvicapresi iest of the National Council of State Garden Clubs ticis sure ly the coarununitys most traveled 5otaaa la the last three months she has attended stsie and regional gar cisn club coaveatiois in Seattle Washington Salt Lake CityUtah jreat Falls Montana Clarks burg West VirgiaiajBalilmcre Maryland and New York City S ew York la May at the national convea tioa in Dallas Texas Mrs S teel elevated to the nearthetop position in the organization which has member federations in all states with the exception of Ha waii as well as the National Ca pital League Washington ind about 60 affiliates including plant societies and related groups in countries MrsSteel willser tfRS MAXWELL W ve as first vice president for two years She modestly fold a Daily News reporter that her election to the national presidency is not an auto matlc procedureButwhen the re porter visited the organizations headquarters in SU Louis Uis soari recently the executive di rector pointed to the national pre sidents plaque and said Thats where Miriam Steels name will be some day la her capacity as a national officer Mrs Steel is called on to speak on a variety of federation topics but con servatioa and public relations are ber two favorite fields As first vice president she will be chairman of organization study for national council which she described as clearing house for ideas and recommendations Contd on Page 10 QUITO Ecuador Ecuador today deplored what it called provocations by Ameri can fishing firms that send their boats into its territorial waters An Ecuadorian Navy gunboat Friday seized four US and three Japanese tuna boats inside the 200mile limtt Ecua dor recognizes They were released later unharmed The foreign ministry followed the release with a communique saying some of the seized boats had Ecuadorian permits to fish Slinson in the territorial waters but others were not fishing and had no business there Slips without government fishing permits were believed sent to Ecuadorian waters by certain North American firms with the evident intention of provocation the foreign minis Confd on Page 7 The plajgrounds will remain open from June 23 through Aug ust 1 with the exception of the Fourth of July During that time they will offer a variety of games andspecial events for youths of the area Included will be animal and pet shows contests bike shows doll shows and similar exhibitions Softball and volleyball leagues are currently in the planning stages Games will be set up for chil dren of various age groups be tween six years and 18 years of age The five playground sites and the directors in charge are as follows Cassville playground Miss Jean Covert Rockhlll playground Charles Gates and Miss Connie House Shade Gap playground Miss Glenda Kling Saltillo play ground Eugene Cornelius and Miss Patricia Thomas Three Springs playground Miss Linda and Mrs Janice Scott CassviUe Rockhlll and Shade Gap playgrounds will operate from 9 am to noon and from 1 to 4 pm daily throughout the six weeks Saltillo and Three Springs facilities will run on the hours of 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm for the first week of their season before going to the 9 am to noon 1 to 4 pm schedule Parents throughout the South ern Huntingdon County area are Committees AllllOUlK Committees for the 23rd annual Huntingdon County Fire mens Convention to be held Sa turday July 5 at Harpers Park near Shade Gap were announced today by Ed Walters urged to have their youngsters Qeneral full use of the supervised Head Start Bus Routes Are Listed Mount Unions Summer Head Start program begins at the All enport School on Monday The Head Start session will last each day from 9 am to about 1 pjn Breakfasts and lunches wUl be served at the school Two buses will be operating to transport the children from convenient stops to Allenport The first bus makes its first stop at Mapleton at the Buchanan service station at Its successive stops include Cedar Crest Newton Hamilton at the youngsters homes in Klst ler and then the Mount Union run The Mount Union stops are at Water and Franklin Streets In front of the homes of participants along Water Street at Poplar and Division at Walnut and Division at Chestnut and Drake at Grant and North Division at Chestnut and North Washington at Walnut Contd on Page 2 make activity at the playgrounds ing the summer dur Youngster PORT MATILDA Gerald Weaver Port Matilda was Killed Pa UPI 8 of RDl killed Fri day when he walked into the line of fire of a boy shooting a1 a groundhog The gun was fired by Chester Stimer 14 also of RDl Port Matilda Nine separate committees are at work planning the various por tions of the daylong gala which will highlight three days of car nival activity at the park Serving with Walters on the book committee are firemen Mel vin Rice Boyd MontgomeryDon Locke and Ted niingworth Prize committee members are Charles Willians Melvln Rice and Ed Walters Confd on Page 7 Will Spend Summer In Finland Bonnie Friend Is Selected As Huntingdons 1st AFSer Final Be Mondav Hearing To Night Residents of Mlfflin County will have an opportunity to dis cuss a plan which would provide mental healthmental retardation services for the disabled In a threecounty area at a hearing Monday evening June 23 The session will be held at Russell Naflona Bank Community Room Lewjsiown from Hearings have been held In the other two counties involved Huntingdon and Juniata during the past week Before the plan an be put into effect it must be submitted to the State Welfare Board for approval Bonnie Friend is numero uno Shes going to Finland as an Americans Abroad international scholarship holder in the Ameri can Field Service program Daughter of Mr and Mrs Paul F Friend of 1200 Warm Springs Avenue Bonnie flies from New York City to Brussels Belgium on June 24 for a summer in Finland the first HAHS student to be placed in a home abroad on the AFS program Word of Bonnies acceptance came by telegram Sunday night to James Jackson liaison mem ber of the chapter with HAHS Announcement of the longedfor placement was withheld pending arrival of more facts Yesterday the Friends rec eived information about the orien tation session for parents and students of the Americans Abroad program It will be held at the Prince George Hotel New York City at am Wed nesday morning The Friends plan to drive to New York on Tuesday At that time It Is presumed that Bonnie will learn her ulti mate destination in Finland Right now all she knows is that she will fly from Kennedy Airport on a charter flight on Saturn Airways Wednesday evening ar riving in Brussels he following morning She will head for Fin land shortly afler arrival Contd or Paee 2 Driver IVabbed In WeekOld HitRun Crash Huntingdon State Police ann ounced today the arrest of a Mill Creek Star Route man John Shingler 21 on two charges as the result of a hitrun accident early last Saturday morning on Route 22 near the crest of War riors Ridge west of Huntingdon Shingler a Vietnam veteran was arrested for failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failure to reveal his identity following a traffic crash The charges have been filed before Justice of the Peace Mary Llghtner of Ardenhelm Shingler was operating a white 1969 Ford Mustang at the time of the Porter Township accident at am June 14 William J Billotte New Mill port R D 1 was westbound on Contd on Page 7 THE WEATHER Friend Partly cloudy and cool to day The high In the lower 70s Fair and cool Saturday night The low in the upper 40s and lower 50s Increas ing cloudiness Sunday and a little warmer High In the mid 70s Cloudy Sunday night with a chance of showers de veloping Low in the 50s Mon day cloudy and warm with showers
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