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   Daily News (Newspaper) - August 16, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                State Library Building DAILY NEWS VOL 48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION SATURDAY AUGUST 16 1969 NO 169 Hurricane Gamille Strikes Cuba Enters Gulf Of Mexico Fair To Rita Murray Gets Movie Mogul William Goetz K Of C Scholarship Dead Al 1 LOS ANGEI 66 Lad Gets Baby Beef Check Thirteenyearold Raymond Thompson Jr Huntingdon RD 1 has a check for 114425 today It came to him from the Huntingdon IGA Foodliner in payment at per pound for his 995pound grand champion Hereford Raymond is shown with his champ and Billy Rodgers manager of the Huntingdon IGA following the Junior Baby Beef Sale yesterday at the Huntingdon Fair uhtingdoii IGA Buys Top Steer Again 115 Per Pound aid For Champ JThe Huntingdon IGA Foodliner paid a record high of L15 per yesterday for the grand champion of the Junior Baby Beef ow at the SS9 Huntingdon County Fair It marked the ninth consecu tire year that the Huntingdon IGA had been the top bidder for the JCo 1 steer at the fair auction As a result of the sale 13 year old Raymond Thompson Jr Huntingdon R D 1 re ceived a check for 5114525 from the IGA for his 995pound Here ford steer that won the top award in Wednesdays judging at the fair Tiiis amttngdon IGA bidder bought the grand champ for per pound but announced that Contd on Page T Court Monday Cases Lwaiting rrand Jury Attorney Newton G ylor has prepared a roster of cases to be presented to the land jury at the September Term Huntingdon County Court open on Monday Aug 18 It is believed the panel will able to dispose of the heavy rk load in one day but it is ssible the array will be called to finish up on Tuesday Judge R Merle Heifcer will aside at the session some of the cases several Itendants are Included OQ one ictment Some defendants may waive esentatioa of their cases tothe ad jury and enter guilty pleas happens the work load the panel will be cut wioe variety of crimes are lluded A survey of District prney Taylors list shows the is crimes r Driving 6 burglary 4 ructing an officer in esecu process 1 fornicatioQ and 2 robbery 1 drag Coatd en Page 10 Tractor Champion Keeps Title For the third consecutive year 17yearold Mark Brown of Mill Creek Star Route reigns as the tractor driving champion of the county Mark a senior at Huntingdon Area High School this fall re tained his title yesterday during the annual contest held at the 1969 Huntingdn County Fair Nine other boys challenged him In the event but none was able to dethrone the BradTownship youth Joe Byler 15 McAlevys Fort once again won the No 2 spot in the contest He trailed Contd en Page 2 Caretaker May Sue For False Arrest LOS ANGELES young caretaker questioned in the mass murders of actress Sharon Tate and four others at her Benedict Canyon estate threatened Friday to sue for false arrest William Garretson 19 told newsmen he went shopping for groceries entertained a friend and stayed awake till dawn writing letters and listening to music the night of the massacre The victims were the preg nant actress her former fiance hairstylist Jay Sebring Polish fllm producerVoityck Frokowski Foigerand Steven Par ent Garretsons friend Garretson said he was unaware of the murders until police burst into his bedroom early Saturday and led him to the bodies of Frokowski and Miss Foiger lying on the lawn and Parent slumped over the wheel of his car Garretson said he was unable to recognize Parent because of the damage to his head from the bullets which killed him Police released Garretson Coned on Page 2 Today The 1969 Huntingdon County Fair closes today with the big gest horse racing program in area history and a fine grand stand attraction tonight Between 200 and 300 horses mbst of them outstanding are scheduled for the sire stake racing starting at 3 this after noon Purses may reach the IO000 mark It will be the first time in the 109 year history of the exposition for sire stake racing at Huntingdon Fans are in for a real treat according to officials The curtain drops tonight on the weeklong exposition A Teenage Dance sponsored by the 4H Club members will be the grandstand feature tonight at with music being furnished by three groups Bought and Sold The Sound Com mittee and Crimson Afternoon A giant crowd is expected to night at when merchandise prizes will be awarded attfie grandstand After days of perfect weather the rain clouds opened up over the fairgrounds about 10 Rita Murray daughter of Mr and Mrs james A Murray of McConnellstown has been awarded a Knights of Colum bus scholarship grant for the Alto onaJohnstown diocese Rita Is the first student in the Huntingdon area to receive the scho larship given every year to a student in each of ten districts in the state by the Knights of Columbus Pennsylvania State Council Ritas father is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No 4644 in Huntingdon The scholarship available to sons and daughters of 10 andC members is based on college board scores including the achievement test scores the stu dents high school scholastic re cord and school and community activities A recent honor graduate at Huntingdon Area High School Rita will continue her education at Peon State this fill She plans to enroll in the premed pro gram there In preparation for college Rita attended classes in calculus at Juniata College dur ing her senior year in the ad vtnced placement program Ri ta was also a member of the National Honor Society at HAHS An active student Rita served as editorinchief of Newsreal the school newspaper last year and an exchange editor the year betore Her other activities included Argus Pep Club Math Club Future Teachers of Am erica American Field Service Choralairs and Bell Choir Rita Mfkii n fl also participated in 4H activi M WU11U Contd on 10 LOS ANGELES Mo tion picture mogul William Goetz who produced such fllm greats as Sayonara The Man from Laramie Song of Bernadette and The Glenn Miller Story is dead at 66 The moviemaker who was of the same era as Louis B Mayer Harry Cohh Samuel Goldwyn Cecil B DeMille and the Warner Brothers died in his Holmby Hills home FrMay after a long illness Goetz made more than 100 movies He had served as vice president and a director at 20th CenturyFox and formed a Contd on Page 2 RITA MURRAY Pig Brings THE WEATHER Considerable cloudiness warm and humid with scatter ed thundershowers today to night and Sunday High today and Sunday in the 80s Low tonight upper 60s to low 70s Monday cloudy warm and humid with scattered thunder showers Fast Pacing Trotting Anticipated Sire Stakes To Run At Fair Oval Toclay Four of the who ran in the recordbreaking Keystone Colt Stake pace for threeyearold colts and geldings at the Huntingdon halfmile oval Wednesday will be pacing their miles in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at the fairgrounds beginning at 3 pm Saturday Weary Don who paced the mile in and Mountain Champ who set the record pace for the Huntingdon track Artie Acres and Repeat Boy top challeng ers are all entered In the sire stakes for the threeyearold pace as prepublicity from fair per sonnel indicate that perhaps 200 horses may be present at the fairgrounds for this afternoon of racing But this is highly unlikely for as Perkins pointed out for the number of horses Indicating par Contd on Page 7 f 1 purse As of Thursday ten starters had already signed for twoticipation the figure has varied from 200 to 300 are being split yearold pace and presiding judge Perkins remarked that three more entries confirming would let fair directors split the race FIRST YEAR Sire stakes are new to Penn sylvania county fairs this year and horses eligible for the com petition are those foals born of Pennsylvania sires in 1966 3 yearolds and 1967 twoyear The event has no con nection whatever with the Key stone Colt Circuit The Daily News asked If the field would not be large ones Carl Fouses grand champion sold for 67 cents per pdund yesterday at the annual Junior Pig Sale at the 1969 Huntingdon County Fair The Aitch R D i youth re ceived a check for from the Mount Union IGA Food the successful bidder for the 197pound pig that won top honors in the judging held at the fair on Wednesday Yesterdays price was 20cents better than last year when the grand champ sold for 47 cents Market price yesterday was about 28 cents according to livestock buyers Belleville Livestock bought the reserve grand champion for 34 cents per pound paying Joe Eck ley Petersburg R D 1 a total of for Ms 246pound Pig About 45 tons of pork 9038 pounds to be exact was sold yesterday The sale netted for the members of the club with the average price being 31042 cents per pound Fortjnine pigs were auctioned off Contd on Page 2 Blaiberg Given Only Slim Chance CAPE TOWN South Africa UPI Sources at Groote Schuur Hospital said today Dr Philip Blaiberg the first successful heart transplant patient had only a slim chance of surviving his latest setback They added however his condition was good considering the circumstances Blaibergs wife Eileen said Friday night doctors told her there had been a slight improvement Blaiberg reentered the hospi tal two days ago dangerously ill with complications Hospital sources said the problem of rejection long staved off by doses of Immuno suppressive drugs and anti lymphocyte globulin was catch ing up with Blaiberg They said the 60yearold dentists chances of surviving the latest crisis were slim and i Contd on Page 2 Threat To Gulf Coast Of Nation VrflAMI Ca nillle struck Cubas rich tobac co country and howled across the Gull of Mexico today with 100mileanhour winds that posed a great threat to the US Gulf Coast There were no immediate damage reports from Cubas western provinces but a state of emergency was declared In Havana and Pinar Del Rio provinces where weather fore casters said Camille delivered a mighty blow Friday night Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center would not predict where or when the dangerous hurricane would hit the United States but a few residents along the West Coast of Florida started to batten down Moving At 10 MPH At midnight Camille was estimated at near latitude 226 north longitude 846 west Just north of the western tip of Cuba and 225 miles southwest of Key West Fla It was moving on a northnorthwesterly course at 10 miles an hour Any change in movement during the next 24 hours will be a trend to a more northerly Contd on Page 10 INSIDE THE NEWS Along The Juniata 12 Ann Landers 6 Church Page 3 Classified Ads 11 Comics 9 Crossword 11 Historical Sketches 6 Society Club 8 Sports4 5 m And Still The Tractor Driving King Mark Brown 17 Mill Creek Star Route won the tractor driving contest at the Huntingdon County yesterday for the third year in a row In tough competition the Huntingdon Area High School enter won out over nine other contestants Trainload Of Lethal Gas In Ohio YOUNGSTOWN Ohio UPI trainload of lethal phosgene gas en route from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver to a chemical firm at Lockport NY proceeded slowly through eastern Ohio early today Baltimore Ohio Railroad oOicials said the 30 mileper hour speed limit imposed by the Interstate Commerce Cojnj mission was keeping the tralni far behind schedule The train was to pass through Western Pennsylvania eri route to Lockport by way of Buffalo The gas was shipped in 196 metal canisters divided among 14 flatcars as part of a 30car freight train Two chemical companies In Contd on Page 2 Grand Champ Brings Check For The Mount Union IGA Foodliner paid 67 cents per pound yesterday for the grand champion at the Junior Pig Sale at the Huntingdon County Fair Carl Fouse Altch RD 1 collected for his 197pound porker Pictured left to right Wilmer McManigal IGA meatmanager and Don Booher coowner of the Mount Union IGA and Fouse Man Sought For Lennon Murder LOS ANGELES former mental patient who for years bombarded the singing Lennon sisters with threatening letters and telephone calls is wanted for murdering their father William Lennon 54 was shot to death Tuesday in the parking lot of a driving range where he worked as a golf pro Witnesses said he appeared to recognize the slovenly dressed brown haired man who swore at him and pulled a rifle out of a gunny sack Lennon shouted No no dont do it Help help and began to run He was shot twice in the back then as he crawled around a fence his assailant ran up put the muzzle against his head and fired at close range The suspect escaped in a car parked across the street Jimmie Lennon the dead mans brother said members of the Lennon family had been pestered for years by a man named Chet Young a former Colorado mental patient who said he wanted to marry one of the Lennon girls Contd on Page 2 American Helicopter Is Shot Down SAIGON infantrymen shot down a UJS Army helicopter as it was delivering troops to a battle with the North Vietnamese near Da Nang military spokesmen said today All 10 Americans aboard were killed It was the sixth helicopter shot down in as many days Another large helicopter was downed 26 miles northwest of Saigon on Thursday killing seven Americans The latest chopper shot down crashed Friday 12 miles south of Due Pho and 60 miles south of Da Nang on South Vietnams northern coast The Communists pounded 38 Allied targets throughout South Vietnam overnight in the fifth day of their socalled autumn Rockets crashed into the suburbs of Saigon tor the secoud time this week in an Contd on Page 2 t   

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