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   Daily News (Newspaper) - September 17, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 T State Library MM x Pa 17126 48 NIKE CENTS PER COPV HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17 1969 PHONE 6434040 NO 196 orthern Ireland Becomes ey Issue For UN Assembly elicopters Fire n Viet Civilians Error 7 Killed SAIGON UPI US helicopter gunships mistakenly opened re with rockets and machine guns on a group of Vietnamese vilians killing seven and wounding 17 in a Mekong Delta acci reported today Military spokesmen said the victims were fleeing a marshy plain where South Vietnamese soldiers had been sent Tuesday to find a viet Cong unit that was supposed to be there As the government troops alighted from their helicopters US headquarters aid an unknown number of suspected enemy were observed evading from the area They turned out to be civilians The gunship pilots received permission from the South Vietnamese commander to open tbe announcement said men andthree women were killed Five women and 12 Merit Semifinalists or em an Is Convicted i 2 Counts A Maple ton auto mechanic Jack J Foreman 48 was found Bonnie Friend Terence Kemp lnai Court lingdn COOK voir dire jury last night The panel of eight women and fire our men deliberated two hours Four 32 minutes before convicting foreman of tipsy driving and manslaughter The jury returned its verdict 3 Huntingdon High Seniors men were wounded It happened near Bac Lieu a provincial capital 120 miles at 927 pm and court adjourned southwest of of the worst war accidents reported by US spokesmen this year The incident is being the announcement said There was noreported ground Contd on Page 9 ght minutes later until urn today when another trial is scheduled to open The Foreman trial took three ays with the j ury being sele ct ad last Friday and testimony Monday Judge R Merle Heffner pre ed at the trial DistrictAt arney Newton C Taylor represented the Commonwealth Richard W Linton ROUte 350 Set legal counsel tor the de fendani Trooper Robert Parlett fas the prosecutor Attorney Linton was granted even days to file post trial actions Foremans nominal bail was ontlnued with the defendant told remain in the fourcounty are a fContd on Page 3 For October 1 THE WEATHER Increasing cloudiness today with showers and a few thund ers bowers likely by after noon High mid 70s to near Cloudy with sboTrers and a few thundershowers tonight Low mid 50s to low 60s Thursday partly cloudy and cooler with chance of showers High upper 60s to low 70s Fridays outlook fair and a little srarmer prehearing on the location of traffic route 350 is scheduled for Wednesday October 1 at 2 pm in the district offices of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways in Hollidaysburg As in previous prehearings the purpose of the Session is to familiarize interested persons with the alternate locations of the proposed reconstruction and or relocation of the highway At this session the plans for the higheray corridor alternates will be on display to all persons who wi sh to make the journey to Hollidaysburg for the pre hearing Plans will also be on display to the public on September 26 and September 30 in tbe com munity room of the Tyrone Muni Contd on Page 10 Three Huntingdon Area High School seniors are among some i5000 of the nations most in tellectually talented high school seniors being honored today as Semifinalists in the 196970 Na tional Merit Scholarship compe tition Bonnie Friend daughter of Mr and Mrs Paul Friend Bruce Bordner son of Mr and Mrs Warren Bordner and Ter ence Kemp son of Mr and Mrs Francis Kemp winners of this distinction They won be in the group competing for about 3000 Merit Scholarships to be awarded next spring Announcingthe news to the pu blic here was Huntingdon Area High School Principal Norman J Smith The Semifinalists were the highest scorers in their states Contd on Page 3 Debating Addition To Agenda UNITED NATIONS UPI The 24th General Assembly session fresh from awarning by its second woman president against viewing world affairs parochially moved today towards a confrontation over Northern Ireland The battle shaped up within the steering committee where asharp debate was whether to add Irelands demand for a UN peacekeep ing force in Northern Ireland to the assemblys 104iteni agenda Such a move was opposed by the British delegation We cto not consider that UN interven tion in the affairs of Northern Ireland is either necessary or appropriate or helpfjil a spokesman said Members of the steering committee are the assemblys 17 vice presidents to belected today Assembly President An gie Brooks of Liberia and the chairmen of the seven standing committees who were Contd on Page 9 Former Councilman Honored Huntingdon Borough councilman Lester J Palmer center was honoredlast night prior to the regular meeting of borough council Mayor M H DeForrest presents the plaque to Palmer while council president John T Fleck looks on Palmer resigned his council post to accept a position as secretary of the Huntingdon Borough Board of Health us steps Bids Awarded At Into Steel City Trouble This is CONSTITUTION WEEK By an act of Congress and Presidential proclamation September 17 through 23 is Constitution Week This week affords opportunity for the schools and churches to hold appropriate ceremonies to in spire all our citizens to keep the faith of the founding fathers Busing Is Opposed By Agnew WILLIAMSBURG Va UPI President Spiro T Agnew says be Is against busing to achieve racial tHlance in schools But a number of southern governors said today action speaks louder than words Im against busing children to other neighborhoods simply to achieve an integrated status of a larger geographic entity Agnew said in a banquet speech to the southern governors Tuesday night Contd on Page 9 Bruce Bordner Searchers Battling High Water ilANNINGTON WVa UPI supervising recovery work at the Mannington No 9 mine expect completion by Thursday of a power line to pump out waist vdeep water which has hampered the search for 78 bodies Six teams of 25 men each worked in eight hour shifts around the clock 500 feet be low ground level in the search for victims entombed in the mine since last November when it was sealed to extinguish raging fires The recovery crews reported no problems with gas Tuesday for the second straight day They said the only difficulty was the water which blocked the passageway toward an area where the miners were believed working at the time of the first explosion last Nov 20 Officials said the work crews had sealed several probable points where water had been seeping into the mine helping Contd on Page 10 US Will Limit Viet Concessions WASHINGTON ing two troop withdrawals the White House is now trying to convince Hanoi it cannot expect unlimited US concessions unless it does something in return Defense Secretary Melvin R Laird called a neyrs conference today presumably to detail which units will be involved in the latest decision to pull 35000 troops out by Dec 15 The withdrawal of 3 5000 is in addition to a previous cut of 25000 After it is made the authorized troop level in Vietnam will be 484000 US troops compared with an authorized level of 549000 when President Nixon entered office Unlike the first withdrawal in June when the administration promised anoth er decision in August the white House this time did not set a specific date for further review Instead it said troop levels would tie under continuous review The White House disavowed South Vietnamese Vice Pres ident Nguyen Cao Kys state ment that the total US troop cut would reack 150000 to 200000 by the end of 1970 White House sources said that while contingency plans exist Contd on Page 9 PITTSBURGH UPI The federal government has stepped into the simmering dispute pit ting the citys black community against the construction indus try and trade unions Labor Secretary George Shultz responding to a plea from Mayor Joseph M Barr sent a team of mediators head ed by assistant secretary WJ UseryJr onnegotia tions aimed at ending the Huntingdon Borough Council awarded bids on chemicals paving andoil during the September meeting held in council chambers last evening Highlighting the session was the presentation of a plaque to former councilmen Lester J Palmer for his services to the borough council in past years v The session was conducted by President John T Fleck The regular reports were read and approved and the bills ordered paid as presented Mayor M H DeForrest pre sented theplaque toPalmer as the session opened C he micai s upply bid was Awarded to Chem lealCompany of Altoona which Spending ICoEentason Usery and his aides submitted low bids on chlorine meet with Barr today before talking with the negotiators rep resenting the Black Construc tion Coalition the contractors and theunions Clifford L Jones the state secretary of labor and industry on Page 9 aluminum sulfate and activated carbon A representative of the company Melvin Acker was present for the bid opening PAVING BID A contract for supply of 450 tons of ID2 amiesite to be used In paving the driveways at the water and sewer plants was awarded to E M Foster of Huntingdon at a bid price of per ton Council also approved payment of to the Foster company for com pletion of the 1969 summer street construction program The bid for supply of 27000 gallons of fueloil was awarded to the British Petroleum Oil No change is noted in the conCorporation a Sinclair company ditioh of Karen M Alcorn a low bid of 12 cents per gal Hagerstown Md who was crition No Change In Critically Injured Coed County Sends 3 Draftees Three Huntingdon Count tans were sent to New Cumberland Army ppot today for induction Into the armed forces Men filling the iteraber draft quota are pictured seated left to right Jack rson Orblsonia and William Dinardi Mount Union standing Galloway Alexandria Commander Charles Lindsay of the tlngdon VFW was present to greet the three young inductees Saxton Parade Scheduled For October 27 Saxton will hold its Halloween parade on Monday October 27 this year it was announced to day by Albert N Masood and Donald R Stoudnour cochair men of the event A committee to lay plans for the activity met recently and set the October 27 date The parade is scheduledto begin at 7 pm sharp at the Saxton Liberty Build ing on Mifflin Street Contd on Page 10 Assembly Adjourns After Two Days No End To Fiscal Problem Foreseen HARRISBURG UPI The Pennsylvania General Assembly adjourned until next Tuesdayafter holding short sessions Tues day with little business conducted and virtually no indication a solution of the Commonwealths fiscalproblems is any nearer ically injured Sunday evening in an auto accident in Trough Creek State Park Miss Alcorn a granddaughter of Frank Alcorn 1405 Mifflin Street Huntingdon remains In critical condition at the Altoona Hospitals intensive care unit She is still in a coma A tracheotomy was performed yesterday torelieve problems that developed when a lung collapsed Miss Alcorn was hurt In a onecar crash in which William A Schilchter 19 a junior at Juniata College was fatally In jured Miss Alcorn is a sopho more at Juniata and she and Schlichter were starting to the Huntingdon campus after attend Contd on Page 10 Contd on Page 2 ate critics of military spending after a string of decisive defeats at the hands of the Pentagon have all but decided not to further challenge big weapons requests this year Although some diehard op ponents of the antiballistic missile system want a rematch on that issue at least most of those seeking military econo mies have decided to wait until next year to resume the fight Tuesdays 5631 defeat of an amendment to block a billionSi 5 billion supersonic manned bomber force eliminat ed any lingering hopes that there were enough votes in the Senate now to defeat the Defense Department when the chips are down Even worse defeats were registered earlier In challenges to the controver INSIDE THE C5A cargo plane and the CVAN69 nuclear aircraft carrier Sen William Proxmire DWis who has been the Along the Juniata 6 floor leader for the dissidents said there were no plans for similar tests when the Classified Ads 14 e f e n s e appropriations bill comes to the floor said it was time now to off and take a look at and plan ahead for another of challenges next year While the Senate held a mem orial for Sen Albert R Pechan who died last Thursday moved several bills up on tbe calendar and adjourned the House adopt ed two conference reports and passed a minor bill Action on the fiscal problems occurred before the legislative sessions as leaders of both chambers met to discuss the situation the fourth such meeting since midAugust But as with the other meet ings progress toward settling the fiscal problems was scarce Senate President pro tern Rob ert D Fleming said after the meeting No progress no com ment We went over everything Warning Given By Arrow Co On Shutdown SHAMOKIN Pa Man agement of the Arrow Co plant Seek Word Of Husbands Fate Wives Wait Call From Hanoi Reds PARIS UPI The wives of four American airmen downed over North Vietnam played cards hotel rooms today and waited for a summons from Hanoi officials who they hope will say whether their husbands are dead or alive The Hanoi delegation agreed to a meeting after the are absolutely stalemated siy they will ctose the fa paid a surprise visit will meet again next ciltty permantly if a wildcat strike which began last Sept 2 does not end Thursday we and we week More Tightlipped Other legislative leaders at the meeting were even more ttghtlipped and would offer no comment on the situation The one item the leaders do agree on is that the state needs S500 million more to cover ex penses for the cmrent fiscal year The problem is finding a wayVto raise thaimoney The two conference reports adopted by the House allow Contd on Page 10 women to the suburban villa wildcat Communists Tuesday No time or date was set for the meeting The four women who flew to Paris Sunday in an to learn the fate of their were scheduled to a week n the French before returning home to Texas A North Vietnamese man said the women could not be received by officials when they called on the villa because Arrow said Tuesday it nat have an appoint notifled Shamokin workers of the ment potential shutdown Rut of course they will be About 800 members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America are off their jobs in a dispute over a recently negospend tiated contract capital A walkout at the firms Istown plant continued but no closings are threatened there received at the delegation he said The Communists never have reported the fate of the men missing over North Vietnam from eight months to four years The Bonnie Singleton wife of Capt Jerry Singleton Mrs Joy Jeffrey wife of Capt Robert Jeffrey and Mrs Paula Harkness wife of Capt Gregg Harkness all of Dallas andMrs Andy McEl hahon wife of Maj Michael McElhanon of Fort Worth followed their policy of making no comment Contd on Page 10 V   

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