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   Daily News (Newspaper) - July 12, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 NEWS State Library Education Building Harrisburs Pa 17126 VOL 48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION SATURDAY JULY 121969 PHONE 6434040 NO 139 Communists Pour Shells Onto 22 Allied Targets 9th Sending Good Time For More Men All Promised To States Huntingdon Unit Plans Memorable Event On Savings Bonds At AFS Show fiAKON UPI gunners blasted 22 Allied targets throughout South Viet isa today including headquarters of the UA 9th Infantry Division The shelllngs coincided with an that another ol the 9th Division is going home The mortar attack on the 9th Division headquarters at Dong Tarn 37 miles southwest of Saigon produced no military spokesmen said The UA said the 4th Battalion of the 47th Infantry of me divisions 2ad Brigade will fly Sunday to McCbord AFB near Tacoma Wash An 814man battalion the 9th Division returned to the United States Tuesday as part of President Nixons planned withdrawal of 25000 UJS troops from the war by Aug 20 The bombardments Included the former Imperial capital of Hue 390 miles northeast of Saigon and the towns of Trang Bang and Ben Tranh both about 40 miles from the capital One person was killed and 28 other South Vietnamese injured in the shellings spokesmen said Contd on Page 2 There wont be anything pro fessioaal about the American Field Service International talent show scheduled for tomorrow evening Sunday July 13 at 8 oclock in the Huntingdon Area High School auditorium but a good time is guaranteed to all Open to the general public at no cost the show will offer songs dances stunts jokes and perhaps a serious presentation on the purpose of American Field Service by a busload of 42 stu dents from 23 countries who are stopping In Huntingdon on their cndofstay bus trip Greetings will be extended by the bus chairmen Mr and Mrs Charles Schoenherr and Mrs John W Swlgart Jr president of the Huntingdon AFS chapter will say a few words The rest of the program will be given over to the AFSers who in the past have delighted Huntingdon aud iences with a variety of numbers Conf d on Page 2 Legion Post To Mark 50th Year Huntingdons Frank P Hommon Post No 24 American Le gion will celebrate 50 years of greatness on Saturday July 19 at 730 pm at the post home on Washington Street n i BaCK Viet Shade Gap Picnic For Opening The 86th annual Shade Gap Picnic will open on Sunday July 27 with a vesper service at Harpers Memorial Park scene of the weeklong outing M J Pyle general chairman today announced a list of events designed to please everyone The picnic is operated by the Shade Gap Area Fire Company with Melvln Rice as the program chairman and Edward K Wal ters as secretary Prior to the vesper service the picnic officials will accept a flag presented by Congress man J Irving Whalley 12th Dis trict solon The vesper service will be In charge of area min isters with the Glory land Quartet providing special music Miss Shade Gap Picnic 1969 will be selected on Monday even Ing as a highlight of the weeks program Featured will be a rock and roll band Ye Loste Souls Tuesday nights program will spotlight the Country Music Jub ilee from WFBGTV The WWVA Jamboree specta cular is slated for Wednesday evening It will headline world famous WWVA stars including Jimmy Stephens and the New Contd on Page 10 PFC Donald Jerry of Shade Gap is the first district soldier to return home from Vietnam m the planned withdrawal of 25000 American troops fro m me combat zone returned home Friday after the flight from Vietnam to the United States Jerry had been stationed in Vietnam from August 5 1968 He attended Southern Hunting don County High School and tered the Army on March 71968 He took his basic training at Fort Gordon Ga and eight weeks of advanced training at Fort son South Carolina Commander Charles H Launtz said today that his Golden Anni versary Committee has planned an outstanding program for this memorable occasion Launtz reminded the public today that during its half cen tury of existence the Legion naires have contributed much to the Huntingdon community Widows orphans and children of veterans are the main concern of the Legion Hospital beds crutches wheel chairs and walkers have been loaned to do zens of handicapped residents of the area without cost In past year the Huntingdon post has had an outstand ing drum and bugle corps one which copped many prizes during Its existence The post also pub lished a newspaper edited by Ma hlon Porte and Past Commander Paul Moore With its 810 members the post Is the largest In the sixcounty 18th District Post 24 has re ceived many awards such as four Americanism trophies one pu blic relations award best Junior Legion Baseball team two golf trophies one best Americanism report award eight child wel fare awards and a Freedom Foun dation Award for community act Pastor Is Assigned Lance K Braun of Clifton N J has beeu named as the tntern pastor of St James Lu theran Church Huntingdon lor the ensuing year He succeeds Paul A Jboes 903 Washington Street who will be returning to Gettysburg Theological Sem inary tor his senior year Braun nlettui two years of training at Gettysburg Theological Seminary plus a summer of rllniral pastoral education He is one of the top students of his class and graduated from tne University of Delaware cum He majored in chemistry and poll Increase In Interest Rate Urged WASHINGTON UPD Treasury Department has posed a S390 million increase in annual earnings far the sands of Americans who have invested billion fa savings bonds The Treasury spelledout the details of its plan to ask Congress to increase from 414 to 5 per cent the interest rate on savings bonds A rate increase is necessary to be fair to a verygreat nianber of savers who have faithfully bought bonds over a long period of time said Paul A Voteker Treasury underse cretaryfor monetary affairs At the same time the Treasury said It will ask Congress to remove the 414 per cent ceiling on the interest the government may pay on5 longterm marketable bonds sold through commercial money markets V Wants Celling Removed Volcker said the Treasury wants the celling removed to provide added flexibility in osophy in college management of the National He is married and Ms wife Debt But he said the govern a native of Claymont Del is Conf d on Page 2 a school teacher I v While in Hmttngdon Braun will be working the Jnniata Co lege students with tne youth and in all areas of the iniaistry so Hit The 50th anniversary program bnfg he can pattern his course All C1SC will include the presentationof of v v he feels are important those areas in which he needs more work order dancing and the install ation of new officers for the year 196970 Frank Myers will become commander of the post succeeding Launtz A P Gunnlson of Mount Union 19th District deputy commander wiU be the Installing officer Conf d on Page 2 Ceiling In nnrWr C5 reposed Meanwhile Ames his wife pally News Harrlsburg Bureau Cindy and their young son John An Increase In are preparing to leave could be in the offing for Conf d on Page 2 Improvements Now Beinji Made At Grounds Opening Of 1969 County Fair Is One Month Away Opening of the 1969 Hunting don County Fair is Just one month away and work on im provements at the grounds is under way President Robert Ross said today The 109th annual agricultural exposition opens officially on Monday Aug 11 with the traditional vesper service being scheduled for Sunday Aug 10 Ross said that the budget the largest In the his lory of the fair will provide for a record high in premium payments Purses lor the horse racing schedule also will be the rich est In the expositions history A new aluminum roof has been placed on the 300foot long main exhibition hall The roof 50 feet wide is a major costly improvement for this year Ross said that a threelane ticket booth is being construct ed in order to speed the In ground parking of vehicles It is expected that the booth will speed the flow of traffic from the main road leading to the grounds Mowing operations have been Conf d on Page 2 Red Ships Still Head For Cuba residents of Huntingdon Countys 18 boroughs underterms of a bill now in the Legislature At the present time 25 mills is the maximum rate borough councils are permitted to levy for general purposes Under provisions of the bill now In the House Committee on Local Government this tax ceiling would be raised to 30 mills However a proviso is also written Into the bill stipulating that while the maximum rate would be raised from 25 to 30 mills the revenue to be de rived therefrom shall not exceed 15 mills on the market value with the borough authorized to use whichever produces the greater tax revenue Another bill now in the Leg islature of interest to the countys borough residents would permit borough councils to cut alter or remove any trees shrubbery underbrush refuse or obstruc tions within the legal width of Contd on Page 10 JACKSONVILLE Fla UPI US destroyer escort trailed six Russian warships sailing toward Cuba today along a route that will put them off Cape Kennedy for Wednes days Apollo 11 moon shot The flotilla was en route to Cuba for the first visit of Russian warships Its due to Blood DoilOFS arrive July 20 and stay through a the celebration of Cubas revolution July 26 and Soviet Navy Day July 27 It was about 260 miles southeast of Jacksonville This is the closest Soviet warships ever have come to US shores Russian fishing vessels however often sail within a few miles of American coasts The flotilla is spread over several miles in classic antisub marine screen formation They were placed under surveillance by a Canadian destroyer one week ago and monitored periodically by US Conf d on Page 2 THE WEATHER New VFW Commander Gets Gavel New State Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Lowell H Norris right Altoona receives gavel of authority from Past State and National VFW Commander James E Van Zandt as out going Commander Eugene R Manfrey Warren looks on Installation ceremony marked close of 50th annual state convention in Harrlsburg attended by some 12000 overseas war veterans this week Partly cloudy warm and humid with scattered thunder today High in the 80s Fair and warm tonight Low upper 50s to mid 60s Variable warm and hornU Sunday High in the 80s Monday sunny warm and bumld Wed Visit Its vacation season and most folks have thoughts of trips a cross country jaunts to wood land sites or lazy days spent at the seashore And because thoughts so often turn to trips away from home persons often forget important duties like supporting the blood mobile Blood is needed in the medical profession every day it knows no vacation A visit of the bloodmoblle unit from the Johnstown Regional Blood Center will be held this coming Wednesday July 16 in the basement of the First Meth odist Church corner of Fifth and MlfflinStreets Note change of location because of the summer weatbpr The unit will be set up for the collecting of blood between the hours of 12 noon and 6 pm Sponsoring the visit IB the Owens Corning Flberglas Ctab with Ken neth Coen and Mrs Janet borne in charge of solicitations Conf d on Page 2 In Simulator Astronauts Continuing To Rehearse CAPE KENNEDY UPIV Easing a spindtylegted space craft onto the surface of the moon will be a tricky business and Neil A Arm strong and Edwin E Aldrin are rehearsing for it relentlessly as the time draws near for their lunar landing mission Todays work schedule for the Apollo 11 astronauts had Armstrong and Americans who will walk on the again in a simulator the critical phases of their flight in the lunar module The other Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins went jet flying Collins will pilot the com mand spacecraft in orbit around the moon while his companions fly the lunar vehicle to the surface He hoped the ride In a T38jet trainer would sharpen him for the space journey On the launch pad a 12hour hold in the Apollo countdown was called at 11 pm EOT Friday to give ground crews a break from the demanding tasks of readying the Saturn booster and its spacecraft payload for the scheduled am Wednesday launch A space agency spokesman said that tiny crystals which t showed up in a cooling solution fleCt F OY LAA aCCrCtanCS used in the spacecraft and a seal in a nitrogen gas line Nine area women who are removing themselves on the launch stand were not training to be clerical workers from the DPA rules To Emphasize Sidewalk Sale Sidewalk Sales Days Cochairman Bob Geisstnger serves up pineapple sundaes to his daughters Belinda 5 and Vickl 11 to emphasize the Hawaiian holiday theme of the Huntingdon pro motion which continues today Bob and the girls future wait resses at the Palace dressed in Island costumes for the sales event County Leaders Share In serious problems Both the seal and the solution were replaced As the weekend arrived nearby Ccocoa Beach and the other towns around the space port were filling up fast with visitors hoping to find a spot to watch the big show The space agency expects some 10000 official guests including former President Lyndon B by Vat least IrSOO members1 of r4 ahti their families in the first locally sponsored manpower antipoverty training The Rev Joseph Bass Intro duced County Commissioner Gor program in the county met at don Haverstock who addressed the Community Action Agencys the trainees on the type of work setting this training in county off ices would have as well as answering individual questions neighborhood service center North Division Street Mount Un ion on July 7 The trainees heard a welcome address from outgoing CAA director J R Gallen Gallon explained the program in detail and advised the trainees they were selected from many appli cants by a committee composed of representatives of the BBS Contd on Page 7 The astronauts have been in Department of Public Assistance near quarantine at the space port where they live in special quarters during their weeks of prelaunch training Doctors want to make sure they are not contaminated with organisms abnormal to their systems before they leave on their adventure When they return Conf d on Page 2 Huntingdon Area Schools and CAA Mrs Jean Mayhue CAA Job counselor advised the trainees YCMay Discuss Elections WASHINGTON UPI State believe Congs INSIDE THE NEWS Along the JUniata5 Ann Landers6 Church Page 3 Classified Ads 10 11 Comics 9 Crossword 9 Rung Column 6 Society Club 8 of their work sites and school Department officials hours Trainees are paU for that despite the Viet a 35hour week five being spent Initial denunciation they may in the classroom while 30 yet take up South Vietnams hours are spent on the job offer to discuss free elections The teacher will instruct the South Vietnam President trainees in clerical procedure Nguyen Van Thieu proposed at a special class to be held Communists settle the war Tuesday and Thursday nights in through elections in which they Huntingdon Area High School might participate But the Viet Henry J Stoudt administraCong promptly called the tive assistant of the Huntingdon suggestion a farce and a Area School District spoke to Perfidious maneuver the trainees about the educatton State Department experts aspect and answered questions were inclined to believe that Frank Catanese representing despite its negative sound the Lex Snenefeit of the Department Viet Cong statement did not of Public Welfare spoke briefly constitute a categorical rejec tion P ollcy to the trainees after which a con ference was held with trainees receiving DPA funds taking the training to become employable Front PreFlijilit To Splashdown WHUN Plans Live Apollo Coverage In order to give listeners uptotheminute Information on the historic Apollo 11 flight the management of radio station W HUN AM and FM of Huntingdon has joined the special National News Pool Network planners here had braced for a negative reaction from Communist representa tives in Paris tiie clandestine Radio Liberation of the Com munlsts in South Vietnam and by the Hanoi government But they continued to feel that the Communists actions might turn out to be quite different over the long run from their denunciatory words in Paris They noted that Thieu has adopted a posture of great Conf d on Page 2 Station Manager William E Germann announced today that the station will carry live cover age of the flight through the pool resources of the network During the daylight hours the coverage will be provided over WHUNAM and at night on the facilities of WHUNFM Included in the broadcasts will be the two and onehalf hour coverage of the actual moon landing from am until am on July 21 The coverage will start with a press conference on Monday DATE TIME 14 July To BeAnnounced Summer Guests Return Home July 14 and will follow with the actual launch of the space ve hicle on July 16 J 1 Following win be two trans Un Wednesday missions from space two from lunar orbit one site tracking one moon surface two on the return trip one at splashdown and one from the recovery car rier The Union National Bank and Trust Company is sponsoring the series of broadcasts The tentative schedule of WHUN live broadcasts ofthe Apollo 11 flight follows LENGTH 30 Minutes 16 July ajn 60 17 Jttly pjn 15 18 July pjn 15 19 July pjn 15 20 July pra 30 21 July ajn 10 21 July ajn 160 22 July pjn 15 23 July pm 15 25 Jbly pjn 90 25 July 30 EVENT PreLaunch News Conference With Crew Apollo 11 Launch From Space From Lunar Orbit Lunar Orbit Site Tracking Moon Surface Return Return Trip Splashdown From Carrier Fresh Air Children presently visiting in the area will return to New York City on Wednesday July 16 not July 17 as stated in the July 3 The bus will leave from the Little League Bai Park in Huntingdon at pm Under the leadership of Mrs Mary Ann Mulr the Beta Sigma Sorority which Is the sponsor Ing agent for this years Fresh Air visit will present each re turning child with a small gift to help him while away the long hours on the bus Miss Julia Corrigan and Mrs Scott will accompany the children back to New York Hosts for the July 17 group coming to this area are Mr and Mrs pale Brennemam Hesstoi Mr arid Mrs Ronald Carbaugh Entriken Mr and Mrs Melvin Everhart Petersburg Mr and Mrs Joseph Scott Mr and Mrs James Hurley and Mr and Mrs Edmund Hurley all of Huntingdon   

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