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   Daily News (Newspaper) - August 12, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                Kdre Moonmen Give Report To World VIP Dinner Wednesday SPACE CENTER Houston UP 11 commander Nell lA Armstrong told the world today man feels better In the strange weak gravity oi the moon than in free space or on earth A number of experts prior the flight predicted that a good deal of difficulty would be encountered by people trying to I work on the moon reported first man to set foot on the This wasnt the case After landing we felt very Icomfortable in lunargravlty It I was in fact preferable both to weightlessness and to earth gravity The moons gravity is only lonesixth as strong as earths land Armstrong and Edwin E Aldrin Jr walked skipped and even hopped about the rock strewn surface of Tranquillity Base July 20 without difficulty Public Report Armstrong Aldrin and Mi chael Collins who remained in lunar orbit in the command ship Columbia described in their first public report what it was like to explore the moon In the process they narrated some of the most spectacular lunar photography ever taken Boyish looking Armstrong appearing nervous before sever al hundred newsmen and an International television audience said his biggest problem on the moon was the lack of time We had the problem of a fiveyearold boy in a candy store he said The 39yearold civilian wear Ing a dark gray suit and clasping and unclasping his hands during the firstminutes under hot television lights described the historic landing operation in matteroffact de tail He pointed out In a motion picture a footballfieldwide crater which he had to dodge then described how the four legged landing craft Eagle skimmed over a smaller depression and set down in a cloud of dust Its quite important not to stub your toe during the final of touchdown he said No Difficulty Armstrong reported he had no difficulty descending Eagles ninerung ladder to the surface for the first timeand said the last step was about three and a half feet i Once on the surface he said he sighted a sixfoot deep Contd on Page 2 LO6 ANGELES UPQ President Nixons banquet for the three Apollo 11 astronauts and 1600 other VIPs Wednesday night will climax a hectic day of celebration during which the space voyagers will be acclaimed fat three cities The invitations to what some are calling dinner of the decade are rare1 eight other guests will as moon rocks and twice as seated with the Nixons and precious to status seekers on astronauts Nell Armstrong the outside Michael Collins Edwin Aldrin Known to be invited are the Jr and their wives justices of the US Supreme A Have Not Responded Court the diplomatic corps the invitees who have governors of the 50 states 55 yet responded are Aristotle astronauts their wives and the and Jacqueline Kennedy Onas widows of astronauts members S1S charles Lindbergh and of the congressional space committees and personal friends of the Nixons Howard Hughes Forthe astronauts Wednes day will begin at am at Ellington Air Force Base when they their wives and six of their children board Air Force One the Presidents jetliner placed at their disposal The astronauts will be flown to New York for a parade up Broadway arid a ceremony at city Hallwith Mayor John V Lindsay Then the astronauts will proceed to the United Nations and be greeted by Secretary General Thant Three hours and 15 minutes after their landing at Kennedy InternationalAirport the astro nauts will board Air Force One for Chicago There the space men will be honored by what the office of Mayor Richard J Daley called a triumphant parade covering the greatest distance in the citys One million Chlcagoans c are expected to catch a glimpse of tluntrio Los Angeles Last Stop Los Angeles is the next stop Air Force OneVwill roll up to the Federal Aviation Adminis tration hangar an area not open to the public A pool television crew will broadcast the welcoming ceremony with Mayor and Mrs SamYorty The astronauts will helicopter Contd on Page 9 s Attendance At County Fair May Be ReeordBreaker VOL 48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION TUESDAY AUGUST 12 1969 Today is Ladies Day at the 1969 Huntingdon County Fair and officials are planning for a recordbreaking attendance Tuesday is always a big I at the agricultural exposition but this year the fair has many To Head Post s 165 things going for it The prom Hit Devaluation Laborers France Unhappy PARIS devalua ion of the franc only two days old the government of Pres ident Georges Pompidou today loved quickly to placate labor ion leaders and militant Jaullists who are not happy On the worlds money mark its the franc Monday fared trading remarkably strong in Frankfurt and at a iher value in London than the ise of sunny and warmer weather today the start of horse racing outstanding agricultural displays and a repeat performance of the Rotroff AllGlrl Auto Thrill Show Spectacular set the stage for a huge crowd today and tonight Judging hits its stride today By nightfall about half of the premium winners will have been selected and the exhibits will be at the peak of their beauty Officials said today that Mon days crowd was extra good but it didnt reach the 1967 total which stands as the record Paid admissions yesterday were 329 ahead of the opening day last year Over 1000 persons saw the Rotroff Show last night and they liked the program so much they stayed until the 105minute per formance of motor fury was com pleted All agreed that it was an excellent attraction The Rotroff daredevils will be back again tonight at Manpower Training Plan i C5 with the events Some laborers per cent devaluation announced Friday and effective Sunday night was taken at their expense in the form of higher prices The Gaullists implied that devaluation had betrayed the very Gaullist principles Pompidou had said he would defend To explain the governments position to labor and hopefully quell their objections Labor 1 Minister Joseph Fontanet sche Iduled meetings today and I Wednesday with leaders of the I major unions Contd on Page 12 completed prior to the grand stand show Since today Is Ladies Day all members of the fail sex will Contd on Page 12 IDinis Ready To Petition Autopsy NEW BEDFORD Mass JPflDist Atty Edmund Dinis lay file a petition in a Pennsylvania court today re questing an autopsy on Mary Jo opechne killed in an auto accident involving Sen Edward M Kennedy Dinis said Monday he and his aides were nearing completion of the petition which will jrecite what conditions substan Itiate our need for exhumation land an autopsy They hoped to file it today Contd on Page 9 Powerful Earthquake Is Recorded TOKYO undersea earthquake as powerful as those that hit San Francisco in 1906 and Alaska in 1964 rocked northern Japan and the Kurile Islands early today It generat ed 4V2 foot tidal waves but no major damage or injuries were reported Many residents of coastal towns and villages evacuated their homes after the meteoiro logical agency in Tokyo issued a tidal wave warning The alert was called off at 3 pm eight and a half hours after the tremor struck at am pm EDT According to the agency the quake was centered in the Pacific 90 miles east of Japans northernmost island of Hokkai do and measured 78 on the Richter Scale its shock was felt in Tokyo 720 miles to the Contd on Page 9 COL J E CASSELBERRY Alexandria iegion Has Election Lt Col James ECasaelberry owner of 327 acre Etna Furnace farm near Willaims burg will be the new command ero of William P Spyker Post 520 American Legion Alexan dria during the ensuing year he will succeed James Singer as head of the veterans organ ization Other post officers for 1969 70 are R Alan Isenberg first vice commander Charles Bren neman second vice commander John Brulia adjutant Ray C Sprankle Jr finance officer Harry Gillam service officer Roy Shirk chaplain Ronald Delhi sergeant at arms John Jaqulsh historian The annual election was held at the monthly meeting of the post Wednesday John Brulia was reelected president of the William P Spy ker Home Association with James Kurtz being named vice president R Alan Isenberg will serve as secretarytreasur er The new board members are William Polk and Ronald Delhi Contd on Page 9 Red Troops Open New Offensive SAIGON Viet namese and Viet Cong troops poured out of jungles today to attack US bases near the Cambodian border in a new offensive that erupted into the heaviest fighting in Vietnam since last February Communist forces shelled 137 Allied targets including a US Navy hospital where mortar rounds blew up in ward crowded with 50 wounded men andSiin operating room J than 360 Communist soldiers in repulsing 13 ground attacks mostly in the strategic area between Saigon and the Cambo dian border At least7 29 Americans were killed and more than 200 wounded Military sources said the new wave of attacks of shelling and on the ground were the start of a new late summer Communist offensive Communiques said that since North Vietnamese infantrymen attacked Marine camps near the Demilitarized Zone DMZ Sunday nearly 100 Americans had been killed and more than 550 wounded Communist dead approached 1000 Contd on Page 9 Library Ceremonies In October Woman To Speak At Dedication Mrs Richard C Gross of Huntingdon Valley an active trustee of the Huntingdon Valley Library will be guest speaker at a special noon time luncheon during dedication ceremonies for the Huntingdon County Library on Wednesday October 8 The luncheon according to Harold B Brumbaugh chairman of the dedication events and Best FFA JerSCVS Mr and Mrs David G Kunz cochairmen of the luncheon will beheld at the Elks Home Penn Street a retired social of the Trustee Section of the Pennsylvania L i b r a r y Association and of the American Library Association She re cently received an ALA Trustee Citation awarded totierat the ALA AtlanticCity Convention Mrs librarian of Junlata College was Instru mental in helping the dedication committee secure Mrs Gross Contd on Page 9 Colpetzer THE WEATHER Sunny and pleasant to day and Wednesday Fair and cool tonight High today up per 70s to low 80s Low to night mid 50s to low 60s High Wednesday in the 80s Thursdays outlook partly cloudy warm and more humid Winds light and variable to day and tonight Worth Of Old Coins Are Sloleii Approximately S130 in old money was taken in a burglary at a mobile home in Penn Town ship 15 miles south of Finks Bridge The money was taken from the home of Russell Collins Mc Elwee Sr who was away from his home with his family ai the time attending a Boy Scout camp His son Russell Collins McElwee Jr 18 was staying alone at the trailer home while Contd on Page Dairy SMow Thomas A Colpetzer of Morris Township Tyrone R D 1 was singled out for high praise yesterday at the Huntingdon County Fairs FFA Dairy Show Colpetzer made a clean sweep of the Jersey breed division show with his dairy cattle John O Kline of Mifflintown the type judge noted that Col petzer a 1968 graduate of Jun iata Valley High School has 60 milking Jerseys on his own dairy farm This is a remark able the judge told the audience Colpetzer is a son of Mr and Mrs Robert R Colpetzer Ty rone R D 1 Judge Kline a retired voag teacher emphasized that while the Jersey show was small it was excellent in quality The judging for the FFA show took place in the main arena in conjunction with the 4H Dairy Show Geary Shade Alexandria was the showing and fitting judge Thirty seven animals were judged Gary L Rutter Mount Union Contd on Page 12 Garretson Will Return To Ohio Home LANCASTER Ohio UPI The mother of 19yearold Wit liam Garretson who was re moved Monday as the prime suspect in five grisly Hollywood murders said today her son planned to return home here My boy will be coming home soon Mrs Mary Garretson said and he will stay here Everyone loves him here and knows he couldnt have done anything like that Garretson a houseboy em ployed in the home of film di rector rRbinan Polanski was ar restedSaturday bnj suspicion at murder in the death of Polaiv skiswife actress Sharon Tate Contd on Page 12 Macabre Slayings Show Similarities Vxlice Prohing Two Murder Gases LOS ANGELES six team of police detectives today probed two macabre Imurder cases which bore startling pess savage stabbings with al tiost ritualistic overtones Police maintained there was no direct physical evidence to connect the stabbing deaths of middleaged couple Sunday nd the mass murder Saturday actress Sharon Tate and her If our guests at a secluded estate But an officer said It is nusual to have the same team on two cases unless theres an ndicati on the cases are linked The sole suspect in the Tate murders William Garretson 19 a caretaker at the Benedict Canyon home leased by the actress was released Monday Detectives today leaned tow ard the theory the stabbings Sunday of market owner Leno La Bianca and his wife Rosemary in their home might be a copy by a new assailant of the earlier murders In both cases the stabbed numerous times were left with their heads covered by hoods and cords knotted around their necks Police revealed Monday the same method was used to scrawl death to pigs inthe La Bianca case and pig in the Tate case Contd on Page 91 Cyclist Hurt In HitRun Accident A Mount Union motorcycle rider was injured in a hitrun accident yesterday afternoon on Legislative Route 31029 in Shirley Township north of Shirleysburg The accident victim Gerald L Marshall 18 of 200 East Shirley Street Mount Union suffered a whiplash in jury chest injuries and ab rasions of the right arm He is listed in satisfactory condition atJ C Blair Memorial Hos pital today State Police said the accident happened at pm Marshall was westbound on a 1969 Yamaha cycle While rounding a right curve his cycle wasstruck by a car passing in the opposite direction The auto did not stop following the accident After the impact the Yamaha went across the eastbound lane onto the south berm and then into the woods stopping 30 feet from the south edge of the legislative route Damage to the cycle amounted to only about the investigator said Weapon Against Poverty SAN CLEMENTE Calif Nixon today asked Congress for a compre hensive manpower training system as a buffer against possible rising unemployment and as an Improved weapon against poverty It was the second installment in Nixons current trilogy dealing with underadvantaged members of the American labor force On Monday he asked Congress to provide an assured income for families too poor to J9F 3h Wednesdayhe planned to submit theithird in a series of messages to Congress dealing with an evolving system for stiaring federal revenue with states on a complicated basis of their population and tax rates Nixons message on manpow er training was outlined broadly in his address to the nation last Friday Today however he added details to what was a basic sevenpoint program The details were relatively wellknown but an interesting aspect of the Nixon message was the manner in which he envisioned an expanded and coordinated manpower training program might be an effective hedgeagainst unemployment He asked Congress to author ize the use of the comprehen sive manpower training system as an economic stabilizer The President also proposed Contd on Page 2 INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 3 Classified Ads10 11 Comics 9 Crossword 11 Editorials e Obituaries 2 Society Club 8 Sports 4 5 Winners In Judging At Fair Listed 4H Dairy Show Is Largest Ever With 88 animals being Judged yesterdays 4H Dairy Show was the largest In the history of the Huntingdon County Fair Ilolsteiii Champions In Fairs Junior Dairy Show Here are the two champion Holsteins ofthe Junior Dairy Show at the 1969 Huntingdon County Fair Kathryn M Kyper Huntingdon R D 2 is pictured with her threeyearold win ner of the rosette in the 4H show while Larry Isenberg Wll liamsburg R D is shown with his twoyearold the star of theFFA competition Lee Jinks state 4H leader from Penn State was the show ing and fitting judge and he said Huntingdon Countlans should be proud of an extremely excell ent show Paul Anderson Penn State dairy extension specialist the type judge said he was Impressed with the high quality of the ma ture cows exhibited by the 4H members This is what we are striving for he remarked Judging of the junior dairy shows 4H and FFA marked the opening of the 1969 fair yester day at the main arena Kathryn M Kyper Hunting don R D 2 showed the champ Ion of the Holsteln breed a three year old cow Kyprldge Inka Tidy The reserve champ Ion Holsteln Is owned by Randall G Brumbaugh James Creek a fiveyearold cow Georan Star Fobes With plenty of tough competi tion Thomas EGIbboney Hunt ingdon R D 2 did an out standing to win the coveted showman award for the black and white breed The fitter award KarolLee Isen berg Petersburg R D In the Ayrshire breed the champion twoyearold in milk Contd on Page9   

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