Huntingdon Daily News, August 21, 1969

Huntingdon Daily News

August 21, 1969

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Daily News (Newspaper) - August 21, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 VOL 48 THE DAILY NEWS Stato Education Building Har r i s bu r Pa l rn o NINE CENTS PER COPY HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION THURSDAY AUGUST 211969 Czech Workers Making Silent Passive Protest PRAGUE UPI The Czechoslovak government stationed troops in force throughout Prague today on the first anniversary of the Sovietted invasion The people responded with a virtually unanimous silent passive protest against the invasion All over Prague people walked to work Streetcars ran nearly empty Workers wore black relieved only by a liny blacktrimmed emblem of the national tricolor PHONE 6434040 NO 173 Illegally Held Prough Is Released By Jurist Judge R Merle Hettner hand ed down an order late yester day afternoon in which he dt rected that Donald George Prough 19 Huntingdon bo re leased forthwith the Blair County Jail at Hollidaysburg Prough has been held in pri son since last June 3 as a ma terial witness in the Samuel L Reed murder case which is scheduled for trial on Tuesday Sept 2 The Huntingdon jurists order is the result of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus present ed by Attorney Alan R Krier of Hollidaysburg court appointed legal counsel for Prough The petition contended that Prough was being illegally re strained in the Blair County pri ContM on Page 16 The government announced two persons had been killed and 320 arrested Wednesday night in six hours of street fighting between hundreds of police and soldiers and 20000 demonstra tors The announcement said some of the demonstrators whom It called criminal elements used guns against the police It did not say whether the dead were police or civilians The government announce ment today was the first official acknowledgement of the fighting Government Announcement Provocations took place in Prague last night mostly by young people it said They built barricades on some places and damaged cars These elements did not hesitate to use fire weapons against the police in which action two persons were killed and several injured Three hundred and twenty persons were detained among the many criminal elements They attacked the police hindered traffic broke win dows burgled shops and laid fires damaged public transit Contd on Page 10 ng ggers Flash Flooding In Virginia CHANGING BENCHES Federal Appeals Judge Clement F Haynsworth above was named by Presi dent Nixon as associate justice of the Supreme Court filling a vacancy created by the resignation last May of Abe Fortas Aftermath Childrens Of Camille Rooms Open Is Stark Service The childrens rooms of the PASS CHRBTIAN Miss Huntingdon County Library have black marke a limited supply of picture books leers and monumental sanita and fiction available tot use by tion problems plagued the young people As rapidly as ravaged Gulf Coast today and shelving is completed and books the remnants of Hurricane can be returned to the shelves Camille regained strength in books will be available for child the Atlantic after wreaking new ren death in Virginia Cartons of books were taken The strongest hurricane ever to the Huntingdon County Fair to strike the US mainland last week for use at the United killed at least 270 persons in its Fund booth where the County thousandmile overland trek Library shared space with the from the Gulf of Mexico to the Boy Scouts of America Clyde Atlantic Ocean E Long 404 Seventh Street Rescue crews have recovered representing Help By Phone do 240 bodies from the water mud nated his services for this Job and rubble of the Gulf Coast The library is also the re froni the Florida Panhandle to cipient of special services In A 17yearold Union Township Louisiana Another 30 persons its buliding and renovations pro youth adjudged to be a delin died in flash floods in Virginia gram m ade possible by Jack Rey quen minor during a session of when CaniUle dumped up to 10 nolds and employes of the Hunt Huntiogdon County juvenile Court inches of rain on the Old ingdon Gas Company Dominion Camille which struck inland with 190 mileperhour winds late Sunday night dealt the Youth Is Sent To Camp Hill yesterday was sentenced to the Pennsylvania Industrial School at Camp Hill until released by due process of law MEN ON THE SPOT in Irelands religious confrontation are James ChlchesterCIark left prime minister of Jack Lynch Judge R Merle Heffner heaviest loss of life in a presided at the session and in tropical storm since Hurricane formed the youth that he was Audrey claimed 430 lives in being sent to Camp Hill for Texas and Louisiana in 1957 INSIDE THE NEWS training The youth also was told that if his record at Camp Camilles damage might exceed billion and officials feared g Koreans Give No Information On Crew be taken to nolle prosse other Of Downed Vice President Spiro T charges pending against him in Agnew toured the disaster area Wednesday and predicted feder ter PANMUNJOM Korea UPI UnitedStates demanded today Communist North Korea return a dovpied US helicopter and its three crewmen The North Koreans refused even to say whether the men were alive North Korean Maj Gen Ri ChoonSun demanded the Unit ed States tell the real reason why the helicopter strayed over the border He said it was an act of aggression US Marine Maj Gen Arthur H Adams said there was no reason to shoot down the unarmed Army OH23 helicop ter The conference was held at Huntingdon County The jurists finding in the case al relief funds would be the came as the noon hour recess greatest on record for a ended at pm Testimony disaster in the case was heard during Misery Along Coasts the moTOlngsesMoiiwhichppened The misery along the Missis al LbuislariaVcoastsrwas The case reached the stark There was little Ann Landers Classified Ads 14 Comics 13 Crossword 115 Editorials g Obituaries Pennsylvania Story 6 Society Club Sports 4 Sunday School Lesson 9 case reached the court as the result of two petitions Southern Huntingdon County Schools Board Convenes To Plan Opening The Southern Huntingdon County Board of Education met in a regular session last night to finish preparations for the opening of school on Tuesday August 26 Mrs Callista Baer ten instructor signed a contract Quota Exceeded to teach morning sessions Spring Farms Elementary School and afternoon sessions at Shade Gap Elementary School showed that the youth was alleged to have par was drinking water communications in the area 2 Hurt In Spectacular Smashup ticlpated in a burglary at the Sanitation p r o b 1 e m s posed O f TTll 1 Teener League food stand at health dangers Slit trenches 141 X Mount Unions Municipal Park were due for There also was testimony pre andi Vice sented to show that the boy had by the thousands A stench rose H LH been consuming alcoholic bever from decomposed bodiesthose Contd on Page on Page 10 helicopter without Discuss Sticky Problems Of Viet War Byers wasselected for employ mentin Spring tary School The board also ap proved the employment cf apart Old Dominion Death Toll Jumps To 30 LOV1NGSTON Va The historic James River swollen by rainstorms spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Camille pushed toward the sea today leaving shattered moun tain villages bodies and broken roads in its backwash More than 30 persons were known dead and authorities said the toll probably would be much higher when the waters receded The James on whose was established Englands first colonial colony at Jamestown in 1607 bore down on the capital city of Richmond with floodwa ters expected to crest tonight at nearly 40 feet Flood stage at Richmond is nine feet and officials prepared for what they feared would be the worst flood In the citys history The weather bureau said it was Virginias worst flood since 1936 as the James and its tributaries flooded from the Allegheny Mountains almost to the Atlantic Ocean Entire Towns Under Water Entire mountain towns were underwater Superhighways were blocked by landslides and rampaging rivers Railroads bridges were washed away Authorities said it would be days before they could calcu late exactly the death and destruction A I r Off Virginias whipped up seas so fltrce thai a pleasure boat had its hull pierced and its 29 Cpntd on Page 10 donors on vacation the Mount Union area residents ralliedves dl Two persons one a 4year old boy suffered minor injuries last night in a spectacular the threevehicle accident on Route bleak truce village in the 292nd meeting of Korean 994 in Cromwell Township 13 Military Armistice Commission miles north of Rockhill Two end of the Korean cf the vehicles were demolished War In July 1953 Djvl nn J1 said lost Sunday and accidentally flew over North Korean territory The last message from the craft said it was under fire and IT iil VI J9tO State PoUce said that the car TJS military officials tellcopter became ed a distance of SOO feet before coming to rest on its roof During aart of that distance the 1959 ord was airborne ii auu iv wo 3CCident down happened at pnf It was the third incident in T woa we uuru uitiueui in u I 19 Korea involving downing of US Street Orbisonia was east US xxmdoa Route 994 operating the helicopter was shot down Ford He lost control of North Korea M 17 HP xtrhllQ the car while negotiating a left urve and hit the left side of a 1953 GMC truck with sufficient orce to flip the truck over on Is roof Lewis Fleck 50 Three Springs 2 was the op jrator of the truck I arry N Cornelius 30 Sal illo was directly back cf the ruck driving a 1969 Rambler edan After hitting the truck the right ide of the Ford hit the front the Cornelius sedan went airborne over the Rambler and Contd on Page 10 It was almost as if he couldnt believe his eyes The helicopter lifted east out cf Gulf port and aimed toward Biloxi There it made a big swing and headed back west along the Gulf Coast past the hurricaneravaged towns of Pass Christian Bay St Louis and Waveland in Mississippi and Port Sulphur in Louisiana Agnew there Wednesday at Q request of President Nixon SAN CLEMENTE Calif UP5 President Niion deals with a sat flanked by Mississippi Gov sticky problem today how an Asian ally such as South Korea John Bell Williams on his right involved in the Vietnam War shouM approach and Louisiana Gov John McKeithen and Housing Secre tary George W Romney on his left When the destruction rticularly terrible circled It did so Nixon Will Open Talks With Park approved Fred Morgan to assume the responsibilities of the con tract Approval to borrow money If needed for July was made by the re crew was released a year later North Korean jet fighters shot down a US EC121 reconnaissance plane April 15 overthe Sea of Japan killing Contd on Page 10 Service Center Seeking Funds ror Vehicle The Mount Union Neighborhood Service Center is sponsoring a trive in Huntingdon County to ecure funds to purchase an auto aobile According to Alcnzo Williams hairman the car will be used s a service to people in Mount 7nion and surrounding areas Iderly persons or others needl ig transportation to Huntingdon r Lewistown for medical oses will be transported free wge The car will supply for students at Conld on Page 10 Of Route 522 Citizens Seek Local Use Highway Two residents from Shirley area and county planning com mission member James Love serving as spokesmen for South era Huntingdon County citizens with regard to Route 522 asserted at the regular planning commission meeting last evening that the highway needs of the area are for a localuse route Love stated that the general concensus of citizens In the Shir teysburg area is that the highway should be neither primary or secondary east or west through highway nor limited access but rebuilt on the present road to serve local traffic REAFFIRM CHOICE Present at the meeting con ducted by planning commission Chairman Hiram Reynolds were Contd on Page 2 The President planned to leave here In the late morning and fly to San Francisco for a From the meetings in San twoday meeting with President Francisco however there Park ChungHee of South would come a joinlf statement Korea Their conferences will to allay such fears be held In the St Francis Hotel and show the Eastern world fronting on Union Square that the United States and where there were certain to be Korea have not diminished a series of antiVietnam demon their aUiance strations Nixon being rather careful The American government about such matters was not planned to give the short South Korean executive a massive American welcome including a ticker tape parade with Nixon through the San Francisco financial district Some Koreans recently have evidenced fear Nixons an nouncement of scaleddown US troop levels in Vietnam might be interpreted by North Korea as a weakening of the American stance in Korea expected to deal openly with Parks efforts to seek a third presidential term Thedimen sion of the South Koreans reception in San Francisco however would not be lost on Contd on Page 10 tal on the sand It homes STSS wnose elegant homes and trees hae maulfid twlsted s hefd from Ime in disbelief sfh down the pound during the was M nu Contd on Page 10 o meet building rental obli gations The resignation of Mrs Eliza beth Goshorn was accepted at the evening meeting Discussion was also held regarding teachers in in summer college pro grams who have a conflict in schedule with the opening of school The board reviewed work com Contd on Page 2 James River Hits High Flood Level day was 85 Miss Agness Koehler chair man of the blood visits to the chapter area said that she be lieved the success of the visit was due to the emphasis placed by the ministers of the various churches on Sunday for the need of blood the first time donors and people home on vacation will ing to aid others Much credit also goes to all who donate their time as volunteers during the entire visit and to the many regular donors One hundred fourteen people were scheduled to appear Of these 72 kept their appointments and there were 36 walkins Eight persons were first time donors and 63 were making re placements First time donors were Har vey McCreary Selwyn Parks Elden Keith Maring Keith Phyllis Ernest Hoop er Elizabeth Calderone and Contd on Page 2 State Officials Criticize I Long HEW Audit Report Moon Is Just 2322713816 Miles Away FORT DAVIS Tex Its official The precise dis tance from earth to the moon give or take a silly millimeter is 2322713816 miles Scientists at the University of Texas McDonald Observatory said Wednesday they bounced a laser beam off the moon and made the precise measurement of the distance from earth to the moon Conld on Page 10 HAR RISE URG 38 page audit report by the US Department of Health Educa tion and Welfare critical of the state medical assistance pro gram was in turn criticized by officials in the State Public Welfare Department Wednes day Dr Alfred C Kraft commis sioner for medical services and facilities denied a charge in the report that the state was making duplicate payments for medical aid to the needy Kraft admitted that duplica tion was possible but insisted that no cases were known While he granted there are al ways people in the world out to beat the system the com missioner said they do not ex ceed three per cent The report citing the pro gram for having recipients with insurance coverage charged the officials with having no set procedure to prevent a dupli cate payment for a claim cov ered by an Insurance firm TwoYear Audit Based on an audit of opera tions from Jan I 1966 at the state programs Inception io Dec 31 1968 the report de clared there is an urgent need for improved controls Glenn Johnson an official In volved in establishing a com system for the program designed to supply complete case history profiles and ven Contd on Page 10 The highest flood crest in 92 years churned down Virginias James River today a memento of Hurricane Camilles final savagery Torrential rains threatened Kansas with flash floods Tornadoes menaced Texas and Missouri Hurricane Debbie shook off a second silver iodide bombardment from US Navy bombers and headed toward the resort island of Bermuda still packing 125mile winds The Gulf Coast death toll from Hurricane Camille reached 270 and authorities feared the final figure might reach 500 Damage estimates ranged upward to Si billon from the most powerful tropical storm ever to hit the US Contd on Page 10 THE WEATHER Sunny and pleasant today and Friday High both days in the 70s Clear and cool tonight Low in the 40s to low 50s Saturday mostly sunny and a little warmer Debbie Is Aiming For Bermuda MIAMI UPI Hurricane only slightly weaker after a second attempt to chemically freeze the storm turned northward today and aimed her 110mileanh JT winds toward the resort island of Bermuda The National Hurricane Cen ter in Miami said the storm shifted to a more northerly course during the night and would gradually Increase its forward speed today At 6 am EDT Debbie was centered near latitude 280 north and longitude 650 west or about 300 miles south of Bermuda Forecasters said if Debbie continued on its present course it would pass 100 miles east or Bermuda tonight Contd on Page 3 Fire Loss Is building housing the Barkman Chevrolet deajer ship In Everett was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon Albert Barkman the owner placed the loss at more than No person was injured in the blaze which started at 3 pm at the East Main Street struc ture Everett firemen were busy at the fire scene throughout the night They had four trucks at the scene at 10 pm pouring water on the embers that flared up In masses of flames and smoke from time to time A bulldozer and a hilift were used to push down the weakened concrete block front and sides of part of the building The rear of the building was leveled Built Before 1900 The original wooden structure was erected before 1900 for use as a carriage shop A concrete block addition was erected in 1914 Barkman purchased the building In partnership with two other men In June 1939 and he took sole ownership of the bus iness in 1948 Contd onPage 16 Mapletoii Man Escapes Electrocuted A Mapleton Depot man narrowly escaped being electro cuted yesterday afternoon In an accident at the Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corporations Key stone Plant where he is em ployed The accident victim Harry E Corbln 53 is listed in fair condition today at the JC Blair Memorial Hospital He is being treated for second and third de gree burns of his right arm right shoulder right leg and right side He was rushed to the hos pital in the Mount Union fire Contd or Page 10 ;