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   Daily News (Newspaper) - August 22, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                80 Persons Attend Public Hearing On Diplomat Rt522Orridor ioTBnmi iAIsRttJ VOL 48 and MOUNT UNION Approximately 80 perscos attended the pubilc hearing conducted by the state Highways Departmwt in the auditorium of the Mount Union Area HJgh School last evening The purpose of the hearing 1 was to comply with the USCode requirements governing the con struction of federal aid primary highways which requires two alternate routes to be presented for a public hearing prior to set action oi a corridor for a new highway The alternates are to be judged according to economic and social effects Impact on environment and consistency with such urban planning as promulgated by com muntties affected by the high ways Following a presentation by plans engineer Carl Anderson of the District Department of High ways public testimony concern teg these matters with regard to the selection of a corridor was taken as part of a permanent record on which the decision for the ccrrldor will be made A brief question and answer sess ion followed closing of the testimony and while opinions were stated no crossexamlna Uon of any of the witnesses was permitted by District Engineer Thomas Colantlno who chaired the hearing Contd on Page 5 LBJ May Have Secret Hideaway BRACKETTVILLE Tex President Lyn don B Johnson may have a secret hideaway in Mexico Sources close to Johnson said Thursday he purchased a ranch in Mexico The sources said they did not know exactly where the ranch was It was confirmed however Johnson went to Mexico twice within the last week A spokesman at Johnsons office in Austin would neither confirm nor deny the story he did buy the ranch it probabiy is between the Mexi can border communities of Piedras Negras and CiudacJ Acuna Both communities are about 150 miles west southwest of San Antonio David Smith manager of an exclusive guest ranch near Brackettviiie disclosed ThursAwards Highlight Picnic Meeting day Johnson flew to the guest ranch Monday for two days During the time Johnson was there he made two trips into Mexico foreman WASHINGTON UPI Cuban diplomat expelled from his United Nations post by the United States apparently was trying to recruit a Cuban refugee to spy directly on President Nixon The State Department an nounced Thursday that Third Secretary Lazaro Eddy Espino sa Bonet of the Cuban Mission to the United Nations In New York was being asked to leave United States promptly because of activities outside his regular diplomatic functons A spokesman for the Secret Service in charge of protecting the President said his agency had not been involved inthe Espinosa case because Pres ident Nixons life had not been endangered The State Department spokes man originally would say only that Espinosa was being asked to leave United States because he tried Ho recruit a Cuban refugee for a mission related to the security of the office of tht President But the spoilsman several hours later said an assassination plot was not involved The State Department also announced that First Secretary Albert Boza HldalgoGaot now in Cuba would not be allowed to return in the United Nations Contd on Page 5 FRIDAY AUGUST 22 1969 NO 174 i New Korean Red Threats accompanied by the of the LBJ Ranch near Conf d on Page 5 Cancer Crusade Totals INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 14 Building Page 10 Classified Ads 12 13 Comics 11 Courthouse RoundUp Crossword Editorial JFarm Page Obituaries Pennsylvania Story Society Club Television Programs 8 13 6 J9 2 7 4 8 9 The Cancer Crusade sponsored by the Huntingdon County unit of the American Cancer Society has reached a total of according to a report delivered by Rev Edward Gobrecht at the annual picnic meeting of the county unit at the Stone Creek Valley Lions Park on Wednesday Mr Gobrecht thanked the members for their support in the drive A former president Clyde Leighty thanked the 50 members present at the outing for their support in the Cancer Crusade and he offered special words of gratitude to members directly involved In the fund drive presented Gobrecht for his partK cipation in the society by Leighty and Mrs Anna Mary7 Leighty awarded her husband with a Past President button Sword of Hope pins were given to the following members Mrs Raymond Ayers Mrs Dean Isett and Mrs Gertrude Peters all of Barree Township Mrs Joseph Memmi of Clay Township Mrs Harry C Kauffman of Henderson TownshipMrsRuthSaupp Mrs R JM Anderspn jtantey Arthur Neary anf Robert Mills all of Huntingdon Mrs Eugene Haller of Juniata Township Mrs Marlene Dively of Morris Town ship Mrs Charles Watts Mrs Contd on Page 3 Pastor Is Speaker At Kiwanis The Rev J Walter Smith pastor of the St James Luth eran Church and a past pres ident of the Huntingdon Council of Churches told of the work of the council and of the modern minister at the regular weekly meeting of the Huntingdon Ki wanis Club held Thursday at the Hotel Penn Hunt Mr Smith detailed the work of the church council through its divisions of activity He listed the Christian education life and work Christian Missions and social education work that is designated or has evolved for each of the divisions Speaking about the ministry Pastor Smith said We must be free to live and preach ac cording to his understanding of the will of God The speaker told the Kiwanians that in order to get at the truth the church is going to be using its re sources In the kind of way that benefits not Just in the parochial but also encom passing worldwide problems Pastor Smith listed some of the local involvements whichhave developed from the concern of people for others He said that Contd on Page 3 4H Members Are Honored The Huntingdon Kiwanis Club honored three members of the Piney Kldge 4H Club at a luncheon meeting yesterday Pictured are the honored guests seated left to right Nancy Myers Susan Craft Delia Myers and Mrs Lois Long leader Also pictured left to right standing Kiwanis Vice President A B Mosser Kiwanian Lester J Mac Donald agriculture committee chairman and Byron Ginther assistant county agent who spoke on 4H work The Piney Ridge Club is sponsored by Kiwanis President Park Close Talks Today SAN FRANCISCO South Korean President Park ChungHee believes the North Korean Communists are as bellicose as ever and may be preparing new disturbances and new The Korean Interjected a blunt warning to President Nixon Thursday night into a series of elaborate diplomatic toasts at a sumptuous state banquet Park and Nixon wind up a twoday summit conference today putting the finishing touches to a joint communique expected to serve notice that any settlement in Vietnam will not diminish US support for South Korea While a small crowd of antiwar demonstrators clashed briefly with police outside the elegant St Francis Hotel Park and Nixon exchanged toasts Thursday pledging mutual coo peration and support They met for two hours earlier to discuss US aid to South Korea and Koreas military security US is Grateful Nixon told the banquet Conf d on Page 3 Guidance Counselors After Greatest Storm Of Any Kind Virginias Worst Flood Since 1936 Sandbag Fortress Protects Richmond From Flood Water RKHMOND Va UPD Tolrtyfootnlgh floodwaters from the cascading James River washed against the sandbagged Virginia capital early today and rushed on toward the Atlantic Ocean Behind was a trail of devastated Allegheny Mountain towns and at feast 38 victims Authorities said the death toll from the flooding touched off ty torrential rains from the remnants of Hurricane Camille probably would be higher State police said 109 persons were missing More than 1000 miles away where Camille began its destructive overland trek the cleanup continued in the 600 squaremile Gulf Coast area which felt the brunt of the monster storm Seabees joined rescue teams in the search for bodies on Mississippi and Louisiana beaches towns caving In mountainsides and sweeping away bridges Richmond Is Spared Weary officials said Rich mend was spared only because it was forewarned The capital city piled along its riverfront a sandbag fortress designed to hold back peak floodwaters of 31 exactly the heigh at which the James crested shortly after midnight The James battered Rich mend with its swirling crest for almost four hours but the makeshift dam successfully It was Virginias worst flood protected lowIying warehouses nce 1936 washing away plants and cigarette factories Only 400 to 500 persons were evacuated from their homes and according to Public Safety Director William Goth not only were there no deaths we have not even heard of one serious injury About 525 National Guards men patrolled blackedout areas throughout Thursday night turning back sightseers from restricted areas and directing traffic Only one major metropolitan city of Hopewell with about 20000 lay in the floods path Further damage by the James already mounting into the millions was expected to be light because tne river widens as it winds through marshlands toward the Contd on Page 3 The guidancecounselors of the Huntingdon Area Senior High School have set up evening of fice hours for Tuesday and Wed nesday of next week to accommo date any parents and students who wish to meet with them prior to the beginning of the new school term The counselors realize that many parents are unable to stop in during the day due to flicts with their work Thus they will Be In their offices be tween the hours of and pm on Tuesday and Wednesday August 26 and 27th Interested parents should con tact the high school 6431080 secretary during the day and set up an appointment James H Jackson will be the counselor for this years Sopho mores and Seniors and John L Wyland will be the counselor for Contd on Page 3 Along Oulf Coast GULFPQRT Miss UPI Two handpainted signs outside the hurricaneravaged First Baptist Church read simply Church on Sunday We are going to give thanks those of us who are left for what ever we have left said the Rev John H Traylor Jr as he stared at a 30foot sailboat blown into the churchyard from the Gulf of Mexico two blocks away The minister and the churchr conwomen scrubbing the seawater Substantial Rise In Price Index Noted Gloomy Report Inflation Continuing On Upswing WASHINGTON UPI The Commerce Department has Just sur Personal off veyed the business scene and Just about everywhere it looked the third quarter of the year it found more inflation at a rate well above the This was gloomy news to thesecond quarter average It is Nixon administration which cate to him Inflation had been Wtely to another large has vowed to curb inflation and licked before and after hopes to have that Inflationary Pressure Strong foremost domestic But the Commerce Depart Plished within cne year monthly business as HOW well It has done so far sessment found most signs was to be further measured pointing otherwise It said today with the Labor DepartInflationary pressures were ments report on the most remaining strong and it closely watched of all economic found a cooling off only In three Consumer Price prices were down Index So far this year the unemployment had grown to Index has reflected a substan36 per cent last month from 33 Hal upswing in the cost of per cent earlier goods and services homebui An administration economist because of tight money said in an interview a downturn But in the price index for three what the Commerce Depart consecutive months would indiment reported this year and was depressed in other key areas this is personal taxes Capital outlays by A key Indicator of the economys longrun trend out lays are scheduled to increase this quarter although not so rapidly as in the first half of the year But demand for equipment is sttll quite strong Spending On Uptrend Government and local spending remains on an uptrend Federal purchases of goods and services which decreased slightly in the first and again in the second will Contd on Page 3 US Pushes Prisoners Treatment PARIS united States is banking on world opinion to force a change In North Vietnams treatment of American prisoners of war diplomatic observers at the Vietnam peace talks said today Making an issue of the plight of US servicemen held by North Vietnam has become an important part of the US position at the talks At Thursdays 31st session of the conference American nego tiator Phillip C Habib took the unusual step of reading into the record a statement by 42 US senators on the prisoners Diplomatic observerssaid the US delegation apparently recognizing thepresent lack c Communist response to peace moves was taking time out to emphasize what had been a side Issue The basic aim of the peace talks an end to the Vietnam War has become bogged down because of Communist refusal to even discuss peace propo sals Allied officials said The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong delegations insist that no real discussion of moves toward peace can come before the United States unconditionally withdraws all Contd on Page 3 stained pews in preparation for their prayers of thanksgiving were but one indication that slowly a measure of order was returning to the shattered Mississippi Gulf Coast today We have just begun to fight read the sign on a passing auto Some Stores Open Downtown Gulfport rocked by Camilles 190 mileperhour winds late Sunday night still looked like wartime London But some stores opened for business and customers stepped gingerly over the rubble to buy canned food shipped In after the storm But the grim search for bodies continued in the 600 square mile area devastated by the strongest storm ever to hit the US mainland The nations chief hurricane expert Dr Robert H Simpson head of the National Hurricane Center at Miami said Camille was the greatest storm of any kind that has ever affected this nation He said Camilles winds were estimated conserva tively at more than 200 miles an hour and that floodtides were 31 feet high at some points Camille moved more than 1000 miles overland after tossing its Sunday punch at the once glittering Gulf Coast Squalls spawned by the killer before the storms remnants headed out Into the Atlantic Ocean v Contd on Page 3 You lli Escapes Serious Injury In Accident A Huntingdon youth escaped serious Injury early this morning in a onecar accident on Route 26 in Miller Township five miles south of McAlevys Fort The young driver 18yearold John Scott Walker of 214 Mlf Contd on Page 3 In Kopeche Case Hearing Date Fixed By Jurist WILKESBARRE Pa UPI A hearing will be held here next Monday on a motion which asks Luzerne County Court to throw out a request by a Mas sachusetts Dist Atty for the exhumation of Mary Jo Ko pechne The motion was filed on be half of Miss Kopechnes parents who are waging a battle against Dist Atty Edmund S Dinis who wants to exhume the body from Its grave at Larksville Pa for an autopsy President Judge Bernard C Bromihski had originally sched uled a hearing next Monday on Dinis request for the exhuma tion but temporarily p o s t poned that hearing and will Contd on Page 3 PHILADELPHIA UPI flashed on the screen A cutout Romantic Jerry S c h a 11 who photograph of Barbara was slings arrows faster than Dan locked in Cupid nieht faster did it again Thursday He chose another novel method to proclaim his love for brunette Barbara Rubin a 5 foot 2 school teacher The first was last week when he rented a billboard to tell ev eryone that Jerry Schall loves Barbara Rubin In his latest episode of amour the 29yearolds o c i a 1 worker bought a 10second spot for a romantic piece on tele vision to tell the public that Jerry Schall loves Barbara Rubin Jerry and Fiancee Barbara 23 watched together In her home as two intertwined hearts one The other bore Schalls expression of ardor for her Im extremely flattered Barbara said He wants t h e whole world to know it To Marry Sunday I love her Schall said The two are scheduledto bemar ried next Sunday Schall 5foot10 ISOpounder has been going out of his way to tell Barbara how much he loves her si rice they first met at a NOVJ 15 He plied her with poetry flowers and again with flowers plus a din ner on each monthly anniver sary of their first meeting Contd on Page 3 Missing Red Forces Bombard US Base SAIGON UPI Communist forces bombarded the US base at Da Nang with 122mm rockets today in an attack that killed one American and wounded42 others The Vietna mese civilians were killed In a similar attack 100 miles to the south The attacks were part of a series of 20 shillings by Met Cong and North Vietnamese troops including the base camp of the US 1st Infantry Division at Dau Tieng 40 miles northwest of Saigon Fighting continued in jungles west of Tarn Ky 60 miles from Da Nang an area where the command said more than 400 Communist troops have been killed this week Military spokesmen said a unit of the US 196th Light Infantry Brigade of the Ameri can Division was attacked Thursday night by Communist troops 17 miles west of Tarn Ky The Americans summoned artillery in the battle which progressed until after nightfall One American was killed and 10 Contd on Page 5 Found Dead Shortly after 11 ajn today the body of a missing 70 year old Smithfleld woman Miss Mab el P Dell was found along the north bank of the Juniata River at Huntingdon Searchers located the body back of Clasters Store on Al leg heny Street Additional details on the find ing of the body were not 1m mediately available Finding of the body ended a full scale search which started late yesterday afternoon Miss Dell 100 JunlataAvenue Contd oh Page 5 Playgrounds To Supervision at the Huntingdon area playgrounds will end today It was announced this morning by George N Weaver director He further noted thattheswim mlng pool at Blairs Field will close Saturday August 23 Man Proclaims Love In Television Spot Ad Heading For Open Ocean MIAMI UPI Hurricane Debbie the guinea pig storm moved perilously close to the resort Island of Bermuda then swerved toward the open seas today where Its 110mile anhour winds posed a threat only to ships Debbie twice seeded by storm scientists ln an effort to tame its fury showed no signs of weakening At midnight the center of the hurricane was estimated near latitude 310 north longitude 622 west based on Navy reconnaissance Thats about 185 miles southeast of Bermu da Debbie was moving toward the northeast at 12 miles an hour There are no indications Contd on Page 3 THE WEATHER y Sunny and pleasant today andSaturday High mid 70s to low 80s both days Clear and cool tonight Low mid 40s to mid 50sSunday mostly sunny and mild   

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