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   Daily News (Newspaper) - July 3, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY NEWS State Library Education Builfling Harrisburg Pa 17126 VOL 48 NINE CENTS PER COPY HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION THURSDAY JULY 3 1969 PHONE 6434040 NO 132 South Vietnamese Blame Reds For Fighting Level TV O Contradict Contention By Rogers PARIS Vietnam today accused the Communists of stepping up their war effort thus contradicting Secretary of State William P Rogers contention that the Reds had reduced the level of fighting Speaking at todays 24th session of the Vietnam peace talks Saigons chief negotiator Fham Dang Lam said North Vietnam and the Viet Cong had kept the fighting at a possibly higher pace than before The United States made a new attempt at engaging the Communists in immediate talks on the exchange of prisoners of war The move disclosed by chief UJS negotiator Henry Cabot Lodge prior to the meeting came only a few hours after Hanoi radio announced North Vietnam would release three US prisoners Friday In his statement Lam warned the Communists that their refusal to deescalate the war has jeopardized the suc cess of the peace conference On the battlefield your side ConPd on Page 5 Reigning Queen New Schedule Of Room Rates Given T I Employes Get Pay TO Boost Hike At Hospital Support VICKY WIBLE Huntingdon VFW Leader Is Honored A Huntingdon man has been honored as one of the top VFW leaders hi the state Pennsylvania Veterans of For elgn Wars Commander Eugene R Manfrey has announced the creation of 36 AILS late Post Commanders a group of post commanders who have es tablished outstanding records In community service membership and all other phases of the VFW program Paul L Dysart commander of Standing Stone Post No 1754 VFW Huntingdon has been ap pointed as commander of the 36 AlKSfate Post Command ers In being singled out for the leadership of the honor group Dysarts exceptional showing as a commander during the 196869 year Is being recognized state wide Announcement of the appoint ment came in the current edU tion of the state VFW bulletin Miss Wible Will Crown Successor Placing the crown on the he ad of the new Miss Huntingdon County Firemens Queen will be the final dute of Vicky Wlble who has reigned during the past year Vicky a daughter of Mr and Mrs Freddie Wible of Three Springs was chosen Huntingdon County fire queen at festivities held last July in Mount Union This years queen contest will be at Shade Gap on Saturday July 5 Miss Wible who Is n years of age was graduated this year from Southern Huntingdon County High School and will attend the McConnell Airline School InSept ember During her year as queen she lias participated in various parades and was first runnerup Contd on Page 14 The last of a series of four planned salary increases for ap proxlmately 200 employes of the J C Blair Memorial Hos pital was approved yesterday by the board of trustees The boost became effective as of July 1 The series of increases cover ed a period of two years with the first being made on January 1 1968 Approval of the new pay scale was a major item at the spe cial meeting of the trustees held Wednesday afternoon President C Blair Miller had charge of the business session Richard E Cum m Ings hospital administrator said the new sal ary schedule calls for all regis tered nurses to receive per month increases while the non In Norris Case Jury Finds Negligence A program to increase the sup port and awareness of the United Fund of Huntingdon County was announced today by John B Kunz vice president of the J B Kunz Company and chairman of the Major Gifts Division This divi sion includes the vital labor and industry segment of the United Fund campaign organization The program for progress has been designed for ment and labor leaders to pro claim their convictions in the Contd on Page 14 professional employes will get Increases of approximately five per cent of their present sal ary Similar boosts were re ceived by the hospital personnel on January 1 and July 1 1968 and on January 1 1969 The salaries of nurses at J C Blair become per month Contd on Page 14 INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers11 Building Page 10 Classified Ads17 18 Comics15 Courthouse Roundup 10 Crossword17 Farm Page9 Obituaries2 Pennsylvania Story 6 Society Club12 Sports4 5 Sunday School Lesson 1 SCI Inmate Not Hurt In Mishap An inmate at the Huntingdon State Correctional Institutiones caped injury yesterday when the farm tractor he was operating went out of control and crashed into a parked tractortrailer State Police Investigated the incident which happened at am in the barn area of the SCI in Smithfleld Township Total damage in the mishap was estimated at William M Hoskin 31 the inmate was operating a Fer guson farm tractor As he came out of the garage he stopped at the corner of the building to see if the way was clear for him to proceed When he pulled away something happened to the steering and the front wheels of the tractor cut to the right the vehicle to swerve sharply and crash Into a parked tractortrailer Contd on Page 14 A Huntingdon County coroners jury found no criminal neglig ence last night on the part of Mrs Isabelle Ella Norris 41 in the fatal shooting of her husb and Veryl Galen Norris 44 in their home at 1506 Mifflin Street last June 9 The six jurors deliberated unly 13 minutes before handing down their verdict Dr Harry HNegley JrHunt ingdon County coroner con ducted the Inquest held at the cotorthouse last evening Testi mony from 10 witnesses covered a period of three hours and 32 minutes Including two brief breaks Norris died as the result of a gunshot wound of the back His widowtestified last at the inquest that she fired the shot that killed her husband Contd on Page 5 To Romania Saxes Honda Sales Victim Of Burglary Huntingdon State Police are continuing an investigation of a burglary at Saxes Honda Sales located at the Mouni Union Air port in Shirley Township along Route 522 about 49 miles south of Mount Union Loot and damage to the property amounted to Stolen property Included two helmets and one clear plastic bubble type face shield The cash register also was opened and In currency was taken Entrance was via a window at the rear west side of the build Ing The burglar or burglars attempted to open two other win dows at the rear of the structure without success The glass in the one window was broken and then the burglar reached through the opening and unlatched the window The burglary occurredbetween pm June 30 and pm July 1 when U was dis covered Kremlin Leaders Drop Visit MOSCOW U Eu ropean sources said today Soviet leaders have called off a planned visit this month to Romania to sign a friendship treaty because of the visit there next month of President Nixon The Soviets officially never have confirmed an nouncBinent toy Romanians or their scheduled July 14trip to Bucharest and remained silent on the reported cancella tion Soviet party chief Leonid I Brezhnev and Premier Alexei N Kosygln were to make the ceremonial trip to Bucharest to sign a 20year extension of their friendship pact with Romania which expired Feb 8 1968 In Bucharest informed Com munist sources said no word of the cancellation had been received by Romanian officials and so far as they knew the visit by Kremlin leaders was still on Loreta Hualdo Finds A New Friend Mrs Dale Brenneman of Huntingdon Rp 3 met Loreta Hualdo when the Fresh Air group arrived by bus yesterday afternoon Introductions came slowly because little Loreta didnt speak English The Fresh Air Child Is the first for the Dale Brenneman family who plans to beat the record of 21 fresh air visits made by Mrs Susan Brenneman of Hesston their mother Bus driver Adam Fredmonskl of Mooslc help the two to get acquainted FortyEight Children Arrive Early Area Families Welcome Fresh Air Fund Guests Tables were turned this year when 48 Fresh Air Children climbed out of their silver Greyhound bus in the Little League ball field parking lot yesterday afternoon to find that they were earlyt For the first time guests awaited their summer parents with hushed expectation as hosts who arrived ahead of tune searched the crowd for their Fresh Air friends The bus originally scheduled to arrive In the parking lot near Huntingdon playground at LireW men Pm was late leaving New York City so host families were In formed not to meet their visitors pm But this summers group couldnt wait to get to Hun tingdon and they arrived Just af ter 2 pm Forty eight children disem Violence Hit Rehearsing Space Trip CAPE KENNEDY UPI Apollo lls three moon pilots barked to meet host families in the area while 35 continued their rehearse their role in the final journey to TyroneMjrs Eugene countdown as If today were EWalters of Huntingdon Fresh The Soviet leaders apparently did not count on the extent to which Romanias president and party secretary Nicoiae Ceau sescu would go on an Independent path in inviting Nixon THE WEATHER Variable cloudiness and warm with a chance of scat tered thundershowers to day and tonight Mostly sun ny and a little warmer on Independence Day Outlook for Saturday partly cloudy warm with a chance of thutv dershowers Pound Red Positions Near Saigon Bombers Ignore Lull In Fighting Early Arrival Means A Short Wait Looking a little lost a group of Fresh Air Children sit on their suitcases and patiently await the arrival of uelr new families The bus pulled into the Little League ball field parking lot a half hour earlier than expected and some of the kids had a short wall SAIGON a lull in ground combat the US Command sent eight waves of B52 bombers late Wednesday and this morning against Communist positions endanger ing Saigon and Da Nang South Vietnams two biggest cities Military spokesmen said the Viet Cong and North Vietna mese shelled seven towns and Allied bases with rockets and mortars overnight including a US 3rd Marine Division outpost near the abandoned outpost at Khe Sanh Overall losses were light In Saigon a brief Hanoi Radio broadcast said North Vietnam would release three American prisoners apparently pilots on Friday and would allow packages into other prisoners from their families No further details were broadcast and US officials said the announcement came as a surprise North Vietnam has released six captured fliers in the past but only In exchange for Communist troops impri soned by the Allies One ground fightwas report tourhour battle on the northern coast Wednesday kill Ing 15 North Vietnamese and four Americans while wounding eight US troops Field reports said the Communists initiated the fight Battlefields elsewhere were quiet in what Secretary of State William P Rogers called perhaps the lowest level of combat of the war He said a continuation of the drop off in battling could speed further withdrawals of American troops from the war zone July 16 and they were embarking on mans greatest space adventure Neil A Armstrong Michael Collins and Edwin E Aldrin were following their launchday timetable which calls for them to be awakened and dressed in their spacesuits well before dawn and to board their spaceship at sunrise Todays exercise was an abbreviated dry run of the major trial countdown success fully completed Wednesday with a simulated blastoff The three astronauts did not take part in that test because of the risks involved with a Saturn 5 rocket loaded with nearly one million gallons of explosive propellants Launch crews drained 783000 gallons of frigid liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen from the rocket late Wednesday to give the astronauts a chance to run through their part of the countdown today The test count Wednesday was delayed 3 hours and 18 minutes by a leaky fuel valve but It went on to achieve the mock launch at pm EOT This was within the launch period set for Apollo 11 Contd on Page 5 Air Chairman said that there were only two station failures that is children who failed to show up at the bus ter mlnal f or the departure Mrs Walters accompanied the busload of children during their trip along with Mrs Susan Bren neman who has Invited children to share in summer fun and sun at her home in Hesston for the past 21 years Mis Walters had expected more station failures in New York because of the new ar rangement Fresh Air Children formerly traveled by train from Grand Central Station at a later departure hour The bus tripwas more comfortable and made ex cellent time despite its de layed start Hosts greeting their summer visitors with happy enthusiasm and most of the children were a little shy smiling with glowing eyes speaking for them For some the summer will mean a first Confd on Page 2 LANCASTER Pa UPI A warehouse and clothing store were extensively damaged by fires late Wednesday night dur ing a series of disturbances in a 10block heavilyNegro section on the fringe of Lancasters business district Police said the blazes were started by some of the seven or more firebombs that were thrown Public Safety Director Herb ert C Yost also said bottles and bricks were tossed through auto windshields as crowds roamed the area during the disorder that lasted about three hours Nine persons were arrested for violation of an 11 pm to 6 am curfew imposed by Mayor Thomas Monaghan Police armed with shotguns and wearing helmets and face shields moved into the south east section of the city where a band of about 60 youths had gathered and dispersed them Police then fanned out into other areas of the city telling residents to remain in their homes Yost said NO shots were fired and NO injuries were re ported There was no incident that started the trouble Yost said It just seemed like a planned Contd on Page 14 Rev Kauffman Is Chairman Of Brethren General Board The Daily News Will Not Be Published July 4th The Rev Stewart B Kauffman pastor of the Huntingdon Stone Church of the Brethren was elect ed chairman of the General Board of the denomination at the nual Conference held In Louis ville Ky last week In his new position Rev Kauf fman becomes one of the two elected leaders of the Church of the Brethren He has served as a member of the General Board since 1963 The other elected official Is the Moderator who during 19681969 was President Morley Mays of Elizabeth town College and former Academic Dean at Juniata College Until recently chairman of the Parish Ministries Rev Kauffman also served as Contd on Page 5 STEWART KAUFFMAN   

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