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Daily News (Newspaper) - August 11, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania State Library Education Bui Havrisbinc Pa Just Waiting For Stalls Sunday was a busy day at tlie fairgrounds particularly in the area where the livestock barns are located Amy Craft 5 and her sister Susan Craft 10 daughters of Mr and Mrs Tom Craft Huntingdon R D 1 are pictured waiting for stalls for their fat lambs Salty and The girls members of the Piney Ridge 4H Club Reds Are Massing Along Border Allies Rush To Meet Decisive Offensive Guide For Mount Union SAIGON UPI North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops are massing for a decisive offensive in the area between Saigon and the Cambodian border and the Allies are pouring soldiers into the area informed US military sources said today District Chairman Is Named Mrs Richard G Kemmler 125 West Halley Street Mount Union will serve as district chairman of the 1969 fundraising campaign of the Central Pennsylvania Chap ter of the Arthritis Foundation Dr Keith Spalding president oi Franklin Marshall College Lancaster general champaign chairman for 1969 announced today The drive wfll open on September 2 Mr and Mrs Kemmier are life time residents of Mount Union They are the parents of one son who is in college and are members of St Lukes Lutheran Church Mrs Kemm ler well known for her civic interests is a member of the Eastern Star of Mount Union and a member of the Junlata Valley Court Order of Amaranth of Huntingdon Arthritis isthe nations No 1 crippling disease and a stag gering health problem in our Contd on Page 31 DR ROBERT L FISHER Club Plans Field Trip And Picnic A Walk Through the Forest with Dr Robert L Fisher as guide will be one of the special attractions at the first field trip and picnic to be sponsored by the Standing Stone Garden Club on Saturday August 16 The Alan Seeger forest will be the setting for the walk for all club members and guests Dr Fisher an associate pro fessor of biologyat Juniata Col lege has earned a reputation as a delightful walking ency pedia when it comes ro ex Agencys Operating Responsibility Shifted plaining the beauties of nature all the way from minute growth on the forest carpet to the mag nificence of the tallest pine in the sky Following the forest walk and i bringyourown picnic lunch club members will continue o State College for a visit to tie Agriculture Experimental gardens A bos will leave the Hunting Contd on Page 2 have already moved into northern Birih Long Province the sources said They predict ed a Communist attack there before Aug 20 The Communists are expect ed to concentrate their attack on the cities of An Loc Quaa Loi and Loc NIhh all 60 to 70 cnipss northwest of Saigon and Loc Ninh all 60 to 70 miles northwest Saivmn near the Cambodian border and a major Communist infiltration route the sources said The United States has been intensively bombing the area in the past five days B52s have bombed northern Binh Long Province 21 times in the past few days and military sources said at least 110 Communist troops have been killed in the raids Whips predicting the offen sive the American sources conceded that because of Allied preemptive operations the enemys effort may be feeble or even postponed Three companies of the US 1st Air Cavalry Division were sent to Bo Due and two companies to Loc Ninh Ame chanized battalion was moved to An Loc A US artillery battery was positioned at Loc Ninh along with the South Viet Contd on Page 2 ws VOL 48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION MONDAY AUGUST 11 1969 NO 164 Fair Opening Has Sunny i udging Begins Franc Devalued French Put Freeze On Curreiicv PARIS of the franc look effect today and the 1rench government froze prices and profits to give the beleaguered currency what Finance Minister Valery Gis card dEKtaing called breath ing space v France devalued the franc by 125 per cent Friday DEstaing said it was the only way He said France otherwise would have run out of gold and foreign currency reserves by the end of the year Before devaluation a franc was worth 20 cents It now is worth 17A cents For foreign tourists in Francel it was good A meal of melon pepper steak asparagus in hollandaise sauce raspberry tart coffee and two kinds of wine cost S7 instead of S8 The International Herald Tribune cost 17 cents rather than 20 cents Orders Freeze French tourists in other countries had trouble even Contd on Page 11 4 Injured Over 2300 At Vesper Service Sunny and mildweather smiled onthe opening of the 1969 Hunt ingdon County Fair today after a recordbreaking vesper service last evening which was attended by between 2300 and 2400 per sons Judging got under way this morning at 10 oclock and will continue through Thursday with about in cash premiums being awarded Officials have branded this years fair as an outstanding agricultural exposition With a little help from the weatherman the 109th annual program might easily be the biggest and best in the long history of the event Tomorrowsweather forecast Sunny and warmer The Rev E Z Utts Contd on Page 14 of Hosted By Friends Paul Frierxf eatertained a Sundayafternobnin horor of theLr Hon Amanuel Amdemichael attorney general of Ethiopia who flew from Washington to spend a few hours in the Friend home where his sister Miss Tsega Amdemichaelhad lived American Field Service internationalscholarship for a year as an Ethiopian Official Is Visitor pVrsqns three of from Huntlngdbriwere injured in a near headdn collision Saturday night on Route 22 in Morris Township on the HuntingdonBlair i 11 County Line All of the Injured 1Huntingdon were released after being treated at the J C Blair Memorial Hospital State Police said the ac cident occurred at pm 25 miles west of Waterstreet Lloyd Clair Helsel 24 Roar ingSpring R D was west bound operating a 1964 Ford coupe while Lawrence V Hoi libaugh 57 of 1023 Miffiin Street Huntingdon was eastbound driving a 1966 Pontiac Sedan Both operators said the on coming vehicle was on the wrong side of the highway Both drlv ers cut to the left to avoid contact however the vehicles collided in a near headon crash right front to right front Carol Ann Sutton 21 of 321 Shaw Avenue Lewlstown a pas sanger in the Helsel car suf fered a whiplash Injury Holllbaugh was treated for con tusions of the right thigh and right chest His wife Evelyn Mae 47 suffered back and neck injuries and their daughter 4 yearold Susan Janet was treated for a sprained left ankle State Police said that each car was damaged S300 A distinguished government official of Ethipia the Hon Amanuel Amdemichael of Addis Ababa took a day off from a full schedule of activities as a guest of ttie U S State Depart ment to come to Huntingdon Pennsylvania The Ethiopian attorney general came to meet the American family of his sister Tsega who spent a year In the communi ty with the Paul F Friend fam ily 1200 Warm Springs Avenue on the American Field Service program Her American sis ter Bonnie is In Finland this summer on the AFS Americans Abroad program Mr Amdemichael was greeted warmly by a group of the Hunt ingdon AFS chapter members and guests of the Friends at a de lightful party yesterday He was facetiously warned that in Hunt Contd on Page 2 SCI Still Has 4 Prisoners On Loose 3 Escapees Caught 1 SP In Stolen Wrecker Three inmates who escaped from the Huntingdon State Cor rectional Institution yesterday were nabbed at 3 am At Fairgrounds Snider Top Winner At Obie Snider of Imler an out standing Holstein breeder from Bedford County won the lions share of the top honors at the ibcounty Central District Black and wHiteT Show heldi Saturday at the Huntingdon County Fair grounds i showed the grand champion female a threeyearold Singing Brook Marquis Patsy Earlier the cow had been adjudged senior champ ion female and first In the best udder class breeder a direct in thenational B w as sociation also won the coveted premier breeder and premier exhibitor banners These highly Contd on Page 14 State Police at Cresson At the time of their appre hension the three had in their possession a 1954 Dodge wrecker which they stole from Max Fos ters Garage in Alexandria about midnight Escapees from the SCI kept law enforcement and SCI officers busy during the last count the institution still has four inmates at large Two of the prisoners cap tured today are reported to have made their escape Sunday by hiding in trash cans while the third man drove the getaway farm tractor and wagon The three all parole violators escaped at am Sunday The abandoned tractor and wagon was found at the edge of the woods west of the instihution Thosecaptured by State Police at Cresson today were Richard A Roney 46 Pittsburgh Elmer Wilson Clark 23 Black Lick and Robert Eugene Coan 38 Harris burg todayby Nation Gets Fair Pleasant Weather Today Fair and pleasant weather dominated the nation todav High temperatures hung over the South and West Widely scattered thunder Foster saw his wrecker being showers were predicted over driven awayabout midnight but the Rockies the Gulf Coast and assumed it was his son going to Florida later today the scene of an accident How Heavy downpours accompa everabout I am Foster dis nied thunderstorms moving coveredthat his wrecker had been across the eastern Gulf Coast stolen He reported that fact and the Carolina Coast late to State Police Sunday as cold front moved The stolen wrecker was obthrough the area Showers and served about that same time at thundershowers dotte d the Contd on Page 14 Contd on Page 14 Nixon Reorganizes OEO Details Welfare Program Insurance Hearings e Slated HARREBURG UPJ The tate Insurance Department 111 hold a public hearing on ug 25 into four requested ate increases for automobile overage that would cost Pen n ylvania motorists 40 million a ear Insurance Commissioner ieorge FReed said the hearing Contd on Page 2 SAN CLEMENTE Calif UPI President Nixon continuing what he regarded as a badly needed repair job on the machinery of federal government today shifted much of the operating respon sibility for the war on poverty away from the Office or Economic Opportunity Ostensibly the President was not attempting to downgrade OEO and its new director Donald Rumsfeld Nixon in a special statement made it quite clear however that henceforth OEO was to be an innovative agency with most of Its operating responsibilities transferred to other depart ments Rumsfeld was here today at the summer White House and planned to add his public comments to the Nixon state ment during the day No conflict between the two men was anticipated since Rum sfeld a former Illinois Republi can congressman took the OEO job knowing of the Presidents intentions Sends Special Message Later today the President wasto send Congress a special message detailing his program for sweeping reforms in the federal welfare program He also scheduled high level foreign policy discussions here today Nixons changes in the structure of OEO were laid out in a public statement instead of a congressional message since the alterations did not require House and Senate approval Specifically the Chief Execu t i v e announced concerning OEO of a new office of program development and strengthen ing the office of planning research and evaluation and upgrad ing the office of health services and the office of legal services of a new office of program operations to improve the administration of activities in the field More Of Laboratory What this added up to was the Nixon determination OEO be more of a laboratory In the field of social sciences than an operating administrative agen cy in the war against poverty Nixon e n v i s I on ed the Contd on Page 11 Is Critical After Hear Attack Huntingdon Justice of the Peace Elmer L Parker 414 Six teenth Street Is In critical con dition today at Ira Daven port Memorial Hospital Bath N Y after suffering a heart attack early Thursday Squire Parker 75 was vaca tioning atKeukla Lake N Y with his family at the time he was stricken 111 Some improvement is noted to day In his condition according to members of his family Apollo 11 Trio Astronauts Enjoying Day Of Privacy With Families THE WEATHER Mostly sunny partly cloudy this with a few becoming afternoon scattered show ers High today upper 70s Clear and cool again tonight Lows upper 40s to tow 50s Sunny and mild Tuesday Highs upper 70s to near 80 Outlook for Wednesday sunny and warmer SPACE CENTER Houston Three modest men who braved the unknown of another world relaxed at home today before facing a tumultuous public acclaim they would rather not receive Astronauts Neil Armstrong Edwin E Buzz Aldrin Jr and Michael Collins pro nounced perfectly healthy after their exposure to moon dirt three weeks only one day of privacy with femilies Tuesday they report to a proud nation on Apollo 11 and mans first lunar landing Wednesday they go forth to accept traditional honors at loroea pai rades and banquet The astronauts were released from the Lunar Receiving Laboratorys antiseptic Slroom isolation suite Sunday night after a government committee they carried no extraterrestrial germs that would endanger earth One of the first things uiey planned to do today was to get their their hair trimmed in nearly a month and there were no barbers In the quarantine quarters At 11 ajn EOT Tuesday the astronauts tell newsmen and television viewers across the pictures they shot it was like to explore the celestial sphere orbiting earth a quarter million miles away The spacemen will set out early Wednesday on an unpre President Nixons jetlinerThey will receive a tickertape parade in New York in the morning another In Chicago In Contd on Page 2 Late News Bulletin ofmedical specialists concluded cedented national tour In The Huntingdon Sm it Wield Bridge Is now officially open tor two way traffic Huntingdon Mayor M H De For rest announced late this morning that the bridge Is being opened for While construction work la being completed bridge will be policed by members of the Huntingdon Borough Police De partment
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