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   Daily News (Newspaper) - July 21, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                JJLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY NEWS State Library Education Building Harrisburec Pa 17136 VOL 48 NINE CENTS PER COPY HUNTINGDONami MOUNT UNION Monday July 21 1969 PHONE 6434040 NO 146 Americans Rub Moondust In Eyes Begin Men Of Court Convenes Now It Is True Men On The Moon SPACE CENTER Houston UPI Americas two mooii pioneers completed mans first exploration of the lunar surface today and sealed themselves back in their spaceship Eagle for the hazard ous voyage home to earth But no matter what lay ahead Neil A Armstrong and Edwin E Aldrln Jr already belong to history as the first to set foot on the surface of the moon In doing so they made a great leap for mankind toward new conquests of the universe They col lected about 80 pounds of lunar stones and dirt for study by scien tists on earth With millions the world over watching the black and white lunar module stepping on the television pictures they beamed yardacross landing pad and back Armstrong and Aldrln planting his left foot on the planted the American flag and surface explored the gray alien surface History Marks Time of rocks rilles ridges and dust History will mark the time as that turned their blue space pm EDT boots cocoa colored That was three and a half They were calm deliberate days after their blastoff from and encountered no difficulty Cape Kennedy 6 hours 39 during their time outside Eagle minutes after the Eagle settled 2 hours and 11 minutes for on the moon and eight years Armstrong and 29 minutes less and two months after John F than that for Aldrin Kennedy commited the nation They still had to blast off to try for such a landing in this from the moon in the lunar decade module rendezvous with one small step for chael Collins circling the moon one giant leap for man in the Apollo 11 commandship kind Armstrong said as he and fly home to a splashdown left a 13by6 inch footprint in the Pacific Ocean Thursday showing the zigzag sole of his morning spaceboot Firing Scheduled PM Twenty minutes later Aldrin The firing of the Eagles 39 an Air Force colonel ascent engine to get them off sometimes known the moon was scheduled for Rendezvous pm EDT But with half the mission still left there was no doubt about appeared as shadowy but clear the place history would assign figures when they were in the It shade of the Eagle When the Dr Thomas Paine head of sun shone off their white space the National Aeronautics and suits the picture blurred Space Administration said the After re Centering Eagle early eating and as Dr for his work on orbital mechanics joined him On television the two men 71 Cases Listed For Grand Jury District Attorney Newton C Taylor today had a listing of 71 cases to present to the April Grand Jury tor consideration The grand jury in recess for three months reported again tor duty at this afternoon Jos eph Glanzman retired Smithfield Township postal employe is fore man of the panel Judge R Merle Heffoer issued an order recalling the grand jury because of the heavy workload He also has moved ahead the open ing of the September Term of Huntingdon County Court so that a new Grand Jury the one called for the September Term will convene on Monday August 18 Contd on Page 5 Prime Minister Hilmar Baunsgaard of Denmark said it for mil lions all over the world today Its almost top much in one night London and Tokyo and Moscow men and women reacted to mans landing on the moon with astonishment and praise Many said they could hardly believe their eyes Even though hundreds millions heard the Apollo landing on radio or saw it the INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 9 Classified Ads 12 13 Comics 11 Crossword 13 Editorials 6 Our Readers Write 3 Society Club 10 Sports 4 Through These Doors 3 of 11 on television nearly a quarter of the earths people did not Communist China told its 700 million people nothing about it Moscow television let the 1947 movie Song of Love with Katherine Hepburn and Robert Walker run to its conclusion then reported Apollo as the last item on its late newscast Holds Up Press Run TThe Soviet Communist party newspaper gave bigger head lines to its own Luna 15 moon orbiting spaceship but held up its press run until it could carry the story of the moon landing a newspaper practice extremely unusual in Russia The courageous cosmonauts have landed on the moon the Pravda story said Dr Andrzej Marks a prom inent Polish scientist said I am so excited that my pulse is cosmic In London youths leaped into fountains in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the announcement over loudspeakers The Eagle has landed signifying that the Apollo astronauts had reached moon High Noon In Tokyo In Tokyo it was high noon when Neil A Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface and so many millions of Japanese were engrossed with their television sets that Tokyos subways were almost empty They are usually jammed at midday We burst with pride and tremble with emotion because we have just landed on the moonl said French science fiction writer Rene Barjavel Like the child letting go of its mothers hand who crosses the THE WEATHER Partly cloudy today with a chance of a few isolated showers or thunderstorms High mid 70s to low 80s Fair tonight and less humid Low mid 50s to mid OOs Sunny and pleasant Tuesday High mid 70s to low 80s Out look for Wednesday mostly sunny with seasonable tem peraturesWinds variable 5to 15 mpji today tonight and Tuesday Half Century Of Community Service Noted Huntingdon Legion Post Observes 50th Birthday Huntingdons Frank P Hommon Post No 2i American Legion observed its 50th birthday Saturday evening and embarked upon a course aimed at another half century of outstanding service to the veteran and the community distance between the chairs for the first time Johannesburgs Hillbrow dis trict normally pulses with night life but it was almost deserted Sunday night Most South Africans were at iheir radios South Africa has no television The US Embassy in Moscow reported receiving scores of telephone calls daily since the launching of Apollo from Russians inquiring on the flights progress and wishing the astronauts well In many countries parents named their newborn Apollo Sends Propaganda Attacks North Vietnam was sending out propaganda attacks against the United States even as Eagle was landing The Hanoi broad cast did not mention the moon mission David Trelfall of London was richer thanks to the moon landing He made a 1000 toone bet in 1964 that man would set foot on the moon by 1971 W J Brooks chairman of a bookmakers company pre sented Trelfall with his taxfree check for on television Sunday Hundreds of thousands of US servicemen intluding those in Vietnam heard the Apollo landing on radio or saw it on television Kveryone started murmur ing and laughing said Spec4 John McGee 22 of Hamburg NY telling of watching the landing on a screen in Frankfurts city square I wanted to stand up and sing I Swoops By felt like yelling out loud I was really proud I could not believe O it was coming from the moon fXOOn oltC Calka 52 a restaurant owner of Frankfurt agreed I have been looking at it 20 hours but I dont trust my eyes travel between the earth and bedding down for several hours other bodies sleepj Armstrong and Aldrin The heavens have become threw out 1 million dollars part of mans world President worth of special equipment that Nixon told the astronauts from they will leave behind on the the White House nearly a quar moon termillionmiles away Television clearly showed Congratulates Crew Donald E Deke Slayton Hope Spacemen Treat Kioon With Respect Honor LOS ALAMOS NM The Hopi Indians hope Ameri cas astronauts will treat the moon gently considering it was ancient Hopis who made it We hope men who go to the moon will treat it with respect and honor said Preston Keevama a Hopi Indian who works at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory In Hopi legend the moon was made of tanned buckskin by the first Hopi Indians under the guidance of EeTana MOSCOW UPI The Soviet Luna 15 swooped over Apollo 11s lunar landing site today and two theories emerged on its mission that it was to spy on the American moonmen or to rescue them in case their takeoff failed The Soviet news agency Tass said Lunas latest orbit carried it as close as 99 miles from the moons surface and over the Sea of Tranquillity where Apollo 11 landed Scientific sources still thought the Soviet unmanned craft was designed to land scoop up some moon soil and return to earth t was too late now to do that before the Americans if indeed that had been its aim Luna 15 was launched July 13 and swung into moon orbit last Thursday There was specula tion the Soviets already might have tried to land the craft and failed Western scientists In Moscow said earth monitoring Contd on Page Armstrong a 38yearold civichief of the astronauts then lian from the same part of Ohio told the Eagle crew I would as the Wright Brothers backing down a ninerun ladder on the Contd on Page 8 MidAugust Event IJiggest Yet 109th County Fair Space Is Sold Out The 109th annual Huntingdon County Fair August 11 through 16 is a sellout as far as exhibitors are concerned At a meeting of fair directors Thursday evening status reports from the vari ous chairman Indicated that all available space has been taken Harold Lockhoff announced that entries show this years 4Hbaby all booths have been taken but tor beef and cattle exhibits will be the two small booths inexhibit hall largest they have ever been in the number one history of the events HarryGen Gail Smith superintendent of simore and James Davis reported police reports that police that all available livestock space and parking plans for the exhlbJU has been filled up tion are now set and that these Da vied Goodman chairman tor workers are prepared to handle exhibits announced that all out the traffic expected for the week door space has been sold and that Contd on Page 8 The golden anniversary event attended by Legionnaires their ladies and guests saw the hon oring of 39post members with healthy in the years ahead Myers an employe at Elco Hunt ingdon succeeds Charles H Launtz who had an extremely 50year awards the installation successful term as the 50th year of officers for the ensuing year commander of thepost A P Gunnison of Mount Union 18th District depute commander served as the installing officer while Attorney A Lynn Corcel lus oi Huntingdon n World War and the presentation of a Legion National Guard Award to former First Sergeant George F Steel of Huntingdon Frank H Myers 40 aKorean War veteran took over the reins nnd promised to help keep the Legions program bright and H veteran and past commander of Standing Stone Post No V7f4 Contd oil Page 8 FRANK H MYERS Tliuiidershower Activity Diminishes Shower and thunders ho wer activity which dampened the nation for the last three days diminished today The stabilization came too late for a suburb of Indlanapo Hs Ind however Nearly nine inches of rain poured down on Greenwood Sunday causing flash floods that washed out bridges swamped cars and on Page 8 r Panoramic View Of Surface Of The Moon This panoramic view of the surface of the moon was taken last night by DailyNews photographer Blair Shore from the live television pictures taken by UjS Astronauts Nell Armstrong and Buzz Aldrln County communities seemed deserted last night as local residents were watching the amazing first steps of man on the lunar surface   

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