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Daily News (Newspaper) - July 15, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania State Library EducationBuilding Harrisburs Pa 17126 VOL 43 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION TUESDAY JULY 15 1969 NO 141 11 Countdown Sails Astronauts Wait With Confidence CAPE KENNEDY White the men of Apollo 11 waited with confident anticipa tion their countdown today sailed a troublefree course toward Wednesdays start of mans great voyage to a landing on the moon For Nell A Armstrong Michael Collins and Edwin E Aldrin today was a day of rest review and a final fine tuning for a halfmillion mile roundtrlp unequalled in the of space exploration Armstrong the civilian mander of the million mission told the nation 36 hours before blasted that were willing and ready to attempt to achieve our national goal Were very happy to be ready to fly I think I would sum up my feelings in a tion said Aldrin who will join Armstrong on historys first moon walk next Monday morning The three pilots hoped to get in a little more practice spacecraft flying today but Collins jaid I plan to sleep lie Confd on Page 6 Decorated Mount Union To Hear Consultant Head Start Will Have JVF LT MICHAEL YOCUM Huntingdon Officer Gets Silver Star For gallantry in action against enemy forces in Vietnam IstLt Michael S Yocus of Huntfagdon has been awarded the coveted Silver Star one of the nations highest Military honors This 22yearold Green Beret officer arrived at the home of bis parents Attorney and Mrs Warren R Yocum 234 Penn Street on Sunday after servtog in the Viet combat zone for The Silver Star was presented to the young infantry officer on July j 7 fa Vietnam Just prior to his departure tor the states days launch of Apollo 11 to the U national pride To the Southern Christian Leadership Confer ence its an example of priorities through liftoff the Rev Ralpb late Dr Martin Luther King Jr as head of the civil rights organization is scheduled to lead a 48lxiur protest demon stration by poor blacks as close as possible to this sprawling space port We are protesting Americas inability to choose the proper priorities said Hosea Wil liams SCLCs director of political education who tended that the money spent oc the effort to land a man on the Contd on Page 5 standingly meritorious service ations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam Yocums parents were unaware on hnd been honored by this nation ijntll he crawled off the plane at Wash iDjC on Sunday Contd on Page 6 1 WO INSIDEJTHE NEWS 10 Classified Ads 11 11 2 Pennsylvania Story Society Club 10 8 4 5 Shes Hoping For A Girl Luci Nugent Will Have 2nd Child WASHINGTON UPI Johnson Nugent youngest daughter of former President Lyndon Bi Johnson Is expect ing her second child at the end of this year Shes hoping for a girl Lucl who turned 22 earlier this month is in town visiting her sister Lynda Bird Robb who with her husband Marine Maj Charles S Robb Is in the process of moving into a newly purchased house in Arlington Va In a wideranging interview during lunch at the Jockey Club Lucl told UPI about her family her plans and how she feels driving by the White House In the postJohnson days Hopes For Girl She said she expects her second child in December or January and hopes It will be a Dr Esther Romalne Brown noted educational consultant will be the speaker at an open house scheduled for Thursday evening July 17 at the Shirley Township Elementary School in Allen port home of the Mount Union Summer Head Start program Dr Brown Who served as consultant for the Mount Union Head Start during Its very suc cessful program last summer Plans 3ewaSe rans holds the position of educational consultant with the Richmond School District in Richmond Va She holds four degrees in her f lVeil field a bachelor of science a 11 master of education a master Q 1 1 Yl of science and a doctor of ed ucatipn and has taught both child ren and adults In North Carolina and Pennsylvania as well as Virginia This summer Dr Brown is serving as associate professor with the department of special education at Bloomsburg Her regular title is that of assis tant principal with the ghetto schools In Richmond Parents friends and the pub lie are invited to attend the open house Thursday evening at the AUenport School After conducting an allday in Contd on Page 6 meeting of Saxton Honduras Hit El Salvador Blamed For Invasion TEGUCIGALPA UPI duras accused neighboring El Salvador today of bombing eight Honduran towns indiscri minately and launching an invasion the Tegucigalpa government said was as pre mediated and treacherous as Japans attack on Pearl Bar A spokesman for the Hondur an Embassy in Washington said El r Salvador had begun a massive invasion complete with armored troops against Honduras El Salvador in a counterclaim AMERICAN SPACECRAFT SOVIET SPACECRAFT A joint Borough Council and Saxton Boraccused Honduras of killing ough Municipal Authority was torturing and dispossessing held last evening to discuss disthousands of peasants who have satisfaction with the delays in moved Into Honduras from El preparation of sewage treatment Salvador Central Americas plans by Tracy Engineers Incof smallest nation and one of the Lemoyne worlds most densely populated Borough Solicitor BedfordAttWorld War II vintage P51 orney Paul Koontz was present mustangs of the Salvadorean to make recommendations to the air force bombed Toncontln authority which now has control International Airport outside of the project Tegucigalpa and eight provln The purpose of the meeting was cial towns Honduras said to discuss the situation with Salvadorean bombs killed five Frank Drottaola of Tracy Enpersons and wounded several glneers Inc and to determine others in a girls school in the action should be taken to town of Chduteca Honduras step up preparation of the ptois said Casualties elsewhere were A series of postponements by the not reported firm since early this year has The Honduran air force jeopardised funding of the reported its Corsair fighters project shot down a converted C47 The authority the cargo plane of the El Salvador engineering firna until force dropped It the sewage treatment system and said retaliatory air strikes had MOSCOW Soviet Bas authorized Tracy Engineers been ordered against El Salva Lima 15 which scientists to schedule dor air fields f speculate may scoop up a Confd on Page 2 Contd on Page 6 sample of the moons surface before the US Apollo 11 crew gets there streaked toward the Amid Waring Of New Offensive lunar surface today well past the halfway point of its mission Luna IS Is expected to reach the vicinity of the moon about the time the US Apollo 11 astronauts begin their voyage to put the first man on the moon The craft was launched Sunday All was silence from the Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin may be the first men on the moon but their Landing Module is only the 23rd manmade craft to reach the lunar surface From the first Soviet Luna 2 on Sept 3 1959 to the most recent US Surveyor 7 on Jan 7 22 unmanned American and six crashed or softlanded on the moon Located on moon photo by landing site and year they are 5 2 Luna 9 3 Luna 8 4 Luna 13 5 Luna 7 6 Surveyor 1 1966 first soft 7 Luna 5 8 Surveyor 3 9 Ranger 7 10 Surveyor 2 11 Luna 2 1959 first crash 12 Surveyor 6 13 Surveyor 4 14 Ranger 9 15 Surveyor 7 16 Ranger 8 17 Surveyor 5 18 Ranger 8 Four craft all American landed on the far side of the moon not visible from earth They are Ranger 4 Orbiter 1 Orbiter 2 1967 and Orbiter 3 Includes Only Two Consumer Taxes General Assembly Is Given First Tax Program Today Luna 15 Is Heading Dateline Central US Units Leave War Zone HARR1SBURG UPI The 1969 General Assembly had its first tax program today A series of 12 measures proposed by the House Democratic leadership to raise an additional million most of it by Increased business levies The tax package co sponsored by House speaker Herbert Fineman of Philadel phia and Democratic floor leader K Leroy Irvis of Pittsburgh Included just two tjuws They were a proposed three cent increase in the current 13cent cigarette tax and a 3 per cent tax on carv tradeIris It was estimated the cigarette tax increase would yield million and the car trade in levy another million But the major share of the new revenue approximately million would derive from the business taxes The proposed levies and the nn Sen Scott To Dedicate Highlight of the combined Union Chamber of Com and Mount Union Area Development meeting held last night was the election of officers for the ensuing year Presiding at the session held in borough council chambers was C of C president Melvin Me Corkle Reelected to serve as C of C president was McCorkleOther officers include vicepresident Raymond Appleby secretary Melvin Divin and treasurer Thomas James Dr Charles RDavis will serve as president of Mount Union Area Development Vice president Is George Harris Jr and the sec retary is Melvin Divin Robert Confd on Page 2 SAIGON from th UPI The United States withdrew 1080 more GIs zone today and turned over an artillery base to South highlevel reports another Communist offensive was signals since Sunday Soviet Cosmonaut Maj Gen Georgi Beregovoi said in a news conference In Helsinki it Contd on Page 6 girl She said she does however have gobs of little boys clothes If it turns out not to be a girl Those clothes have been outgrown by her first child Patrick Lyndon called little is now two years old He is at home at Austin Tex with his father Airman lC Patrick J Nugent who returned from a years duty in Vietnam early In April Lyn Lucl said is Into everything learning Spanish from his Costa Rlcan governess and having a good time becoming re acquainted with his father Luci said she expects her second child will be born at Setdn Hospital in Austin the same hospital where Lyn was delivered She also said she had Confd on Page 6 First Fatality Violence Flares In N Ireland BELFAST UPI Angry crowds roamed the streets of three Northern Ireland cities today following the first fatality In the wave of violence between Roman Catholics and Prote stants that began nine months ago The crowds gathered In Belfast Londonderry and Dun given as the Royal Ulster Constabulary began an official Investigation into the death of Francis McCloskey 70 who died Monday night in a Londonderry hospital According to witnesses Mc Closkey was involved In a clash between rioters and police early Monday Hospital officials would not reveal the cause of his death In Belfast firemen battled two large fires and three persons were arrested when a croup attacked police with Contd on Page 6 The withdrawal of 300 Ma rines a battalion of 750 soldiers from the US 9th Infantry Divisionand 30 medical person nel from a Kentucky National Guard unit brought to 5300 the number of Americans pulled out of the war under President Nixons plan to extract 25000 by September In another move to de Americanize the war the 9th Division turned over to South Vietnamese soldiers Its artillery base codenamed Danger 60 miles southwest of Saigon in the Mekong Delta Military spokesmen said the current battle lull continued amounts each would be expect ed to yield Include boost In the current 7Vz per cent corporate net income tax to per cent million three mill Increase in the Confd on Page 2 TYRONE Oak Ridge Auth ority along Route 350 thanks to Tyrone Elks Lodge 212 now is owner of the tract of land north of Bald Eagle on which is located the chlorinating building and equipment of the Authority Elks Lodge approved the sale of the needed land to the Auth ority for the sum of one dollar The site of the chlorinating build ing Is near the Authoritys 100 thousand gallon steel storage tank US Senator High Scott will de dicate the Foster Joseph Savers Dam known during construction as the Blanchard Dam at cere monies at the dam site Wednes day July 16 at pm The dam located In Cen tre County is 14 miles southwest of Lock Haven one mile up stream from the borough of Blan chard on Bald Eagle Creek Conceived as a flood control project constructed by the US Armv Corps of Engineers Confd on Page G into Monday with 115 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese killed In scattered fighting that cost American units nine killed and 13 wounded A top official source in Gen Crelghton Abrams US Com mand said the guerrillas were using the lull to regroup for more attacks and that the Allies were maintaining pres sure with offensive operations We can see no evidence that current activity is politically motivated the source said referring to reports the Com munlsts might be signaling a Contd on Page 6 On Observance Of Bastille Day Peoples Park Is Source Of Trouble Chainbersburg Mother Dies 12 Are Injured CHAMBERSBURG Pa UPI mother of six was killed late Monday and 12 persons Ln eluding seven children were In jured In a twocar crash on Rte 30 east of this southcen tral Pennsylvania town Mrs Emma Jean Scott 34 of Chambersburg was pro nounced dead of head Injuries at Chambersburg Hospital Her children aged 9 months to 17 years suffered minor in juries and two were Ized for observation The Scotts were riding with Mrs Scotts brother Franck C Thomas 24 of Fayetteville Rd his wife Marie 22 a daughter Contd on Page 6 ALTOONA Barbara Wolfe 25 died Sunday night at Altoona Hospital from injuries she rec eived in a fall from a horse on Saturday Miss Wolfes horse apparently lost Its footing while It was galloping along Gwln Road falling on its side The Injured woman was rushed to Altoona Hospital and was admitted to the intensive care unit for treatment of head injur ies She died at pm Sun day STATE COLLEGE Twelve yearold Sam Stephens son of Mr and Mrs Ralph D Stephens of Pine Grove Mills was winner of the Soap Box Derby sponsored by State College Jaycees last Saturday f Confd on Page 2 Takes Oath As US Citizen PHILADELPHIA UPI Orazlo Coscia 64 who is suf fering from terminal cancer fulfilled a long held dream Monday when he stood to take the oath to become a citizen of the United States Physicians advised the Itali an Immigrant to remain in bed during the ceremony But Cos cia refused and clad In heavy blue pajamas he slowly walked down the steps of his South Contd on Page 5 Jaycees Are Rebuilding Dinner Bell At Fair Till WKATIIER Sunny and warm today and Wednesday High in the mid and upper eighties Fair and a little warmer tonight Low In the mid and upper sixties For Thursday sunny warm and humid BERKELEY Calif group of 600 activists celebrat Ing the 180th anniversary of Bastille Day stormed the fence at peoples park Monday with wire snippers concealed in bread They were driven out by police using billy clubs and tear fas i The battle which erupted at midmorning touched off spora dic violence that continued late into the night Police said 35 persons were arrested and 20 to 25 were injured The latest outburst at the controversial park which sparked a series of melees to the past two months thai resulted in one fatal shooting scores of Injuries and nearly 900 an observance of Bastille French Fourth of July On July 14 1789 a mob of French pasants stormed the Paris prison In a revolt against the reignv of King Louis XVI The cry of the mob was bread because Queen Marie Antoinette when Informed the peasants had no bread replied Let them eat cake The Bastille Day assault on peoples park began when a crowd of demonstrators ap proached the fence constructed by the University of California May 15 bearing loaves of bread As they neared the fence the activists brought out wire snippers they had con cealed inside the loaves Four guards on duty sum moned help but by the time police arrived nearly 60 holes had been cut in the link fence some large enough to walk through Small pieces were Confd on Page 6 IKT IS Feat u ro Members of the Huntingdon Area Jaycee chapter have been busy this summer with a number of projects highlighted by the reconstruction of the chapters Dinner Bell at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds Cochairmen Charles Heppand Jerry Bates have been directing the work of volunteers and have completed the shell of the struc ture with the concrete floor biggest problems poured on Saturday In this connection a letter of intent has been filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Health indicating the chapters intention to operate the food booth at the county fair In August Actual operation of the booth this year will be under the dir ection of ccchair men John Cham bcrlain and Don McClain Sub have been named and One of the facing guidance counselors thr oughout Huntingdon County is the fact that they deal directly with the Youngsters but have little opportunity to discuss important matters with the parents of the children In an attempt to develop a direct link the members of the Huntingdon County School Coun selors Association are writing a new feature appearing weekly preparations are under way in The Daily News At a recent meeting the Jay Called the Counselors Corner uid plans for the construc the column will appear in The ttonof a third tot lot to be located Daily News each Tuesday at 130507 Washington Street in Huntingdon Work will begin oa this project just as soon as funds are available The chapter has already built tot lots on the William Smith Elementary School playground and the Smithfield Junlata Elementary School playground Ronald Rinker will be chairman of the new tot lot which will be developed on a 50 by 75 foot plot It was reported by chairman Robert Gelssinger that 79 Ameri can flags have been sold under the Jaycee Flag Program and have been displayed three times since the program got under way Ron Grove of McConnellstown was selected as the first monthly winner of the Jaycee Community Improvement program and was presented a framed certificate by the Rev Edward Gobrecht chairman A planned wrestling match slat ed tor Ally has been cancelled by the chapter Contd on Page 6
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