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   Daily News (Newspaper) - September 23, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                HUNTINGDON ind MOUNT UNION TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 23 1969 ISO 201 Court Nominee Comes Under Fire New Commander Installed Ben Querry left took the oath of office last evening as the new commander of the Ameri can Legion Post of Mapleton He receives the gavel of office from Terry Werner outgoing commander Chester Peterson center of Huntingdon served as the installing officer at the ceremony held at the post home last evening House Action On Democratic Tax Package Looms HARRISBURG UPI lawmakers returned here today amid a quivering of tax rumors that could soon become a quake of tax reality The quivering was the possi bility that the General Assem bly would take a major step to ward alleviating a million pinch on the states pocketbook through House action on a pack age of Democratic tax bills de signed to raise most of the needed revenue Most of the bills which would place the bulk of new or in creased taxes on business while still hitting the consumer with a 3cent hike in the state tax on cigarettes have already been 6 Others Faroled Ten Students Are Cleared MEDIA Pa UPI Ten Cheyney State College students were cleared of charges Moo day in connection with campus disturbances last Dec 9 Sis other students were placed on parole after pleading guilty to a charge of malicious mischief Judge Reed Jr ol the Delaware Coun ty Court ordered the six to pay court costs The arrests by state police came after a protest in which glass and turn tore were dam aged in the administration build ing and the presidents office in side Several other campus buildings also suffered damage Angry students were protest ing the expulsion of nine stu dents following an earlier cam Confd on Page 14 defeated once in the House The main reason the bills fell was the failure of the House Democratic caucus to align it self squarely behind Confd on Page 9 Qiierry Is Leader Of Legion Officers of Mapleton Ameri can Legion Post 322 at Maple ton Depot for the 196970 season were installed Monday evening September 22 by the ISth district commander Chester Petersonof Huntingdon and deputy district commander Armon Gunnison of Mount Union Installed as commander of the post was Benny J Querry a shovel operator at Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corp Mapleton Other officers installed in clude KennardC Heasterflrsf vice commander Charles Frank second vice eommandBr Buddy B Kyler adjutant Barry D bin financeofiicerVfard Arnold chaplain Melvin Eicher service officer and Max Hooper ser ge antatarms v A past commanders pin was presented to Terry Werner who thanked the officers and members for their asked that they give the same support Confd on Page 14 v WASHINGTON UPl Republicans groused publicly and tavorable privately today because President picket a man for the Sucontended preme Court who has become embroiled in allegations of Impro priety or conflict of interest Nixon selected UJS Circuit Court Judge Clement Haynswortfa Jr of Greenville SC to succeed Abe Fortas who resigned under fire earlier this year for his offthebench money dealings with jailed financier Louis Wolfson Haynsworth who testified on Capitol Hill days last week was recalled to the witness stand today starting at ajn Republicans led the fight in forcing Fortas resignation They had help from Southern Democrats Nixon Still Backs Him White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler said Nixon still stood behind the high words of praise he used in announcing Haynsworths nomination in August Twice the Justice Department has had to intervene with the Senate Judiciary Committee in Haynsworths behalf First the Department argued Haynsworth properly sat on a case involving Darlington Mills and the Textile Workers of America He wrote a decision to the mill Critics he should have disqualified himself because he owned a oneseventh share of Carolina VendAMatlc which did worth of business a year with other textile plants owned by Darlingtons parent company Secondly the department defended Haynsworth after critics raised questions about stock purchases in the Brun swick Corp Justice Dept Backers The department filed a lengthy memorandum contend ing Haynsworths vending com pany holdings were too remote from the textile case to be of significance It also argued Haynsworths participation to case in which he had a the Brunswick decision ended financial stake before the stock was bought for 1 Have some serious reser his account vattons in my own mind about Haynsworth has testified bethe Brunswick case and Ican fore the committee he had no only hope we can resolve conflicts and never sat on a situation one wayqr THE WEATHER Sunny and warm today High mid 70s to low 80s In creasing cloudiness and mild tonight Low mid 40s to low 50s Cloudy and turning cool er with scattered showers Wednesday High In the 70s Thursdays outlook partly cloudy and cooler the another said freshman Sen Mar low W Cook RKy Its a shame this appoint ment is turning out this way when we had such an opportuni tyto raise the level of the court another GOP senator said He said however he thought the charges raised more smoke than fire The incident concerned Haynsworths concurrence in an opinion favorable to the Brun swick Corp Haynsworths bro Confd on Page 2 Soviets Continue To Stall On Opening Of Arms Talks 1 o At Court Trial Defense Set To Present Witnesses 26 Are Confirmed Dead Jetliner For More Bodies Penn Central Will Have New President MEXICO CITY UPI Workmen brought in cutting torches a dredge and a crane today to tear apart the wreckage of a Mext The defense presentedlts wit o nesses today at the trial of cana Airlines jetliner in the search for more bodies Commonwealthyvs Paul Martin Hillside Tichenor James Martin Oxon Hill Md arid Howard Wallace Carper At County Court The airline said 26 persons confirmed dead in the were crash of the plunged into Fast Moving Held By JV Board A fastmoving meeting was held by directors of the Junlata Valley School District last evening In the cafetorium of the juniorsenior high school In wellregulated order the board covered authority business committee reporls items from the supervising principal and a series of recommendations which County Jail Escapee Is Hunted Area law enforcement officers today are seeking a 19yearold Philadelphia youth who escaped from the Huntingdon County Jail last evening Sheriff Robert E Norrls said today that the Negro escapee Lawrence Jackson 6004 Market Street Philadelphia is believed to have gone over the wall In the exercise yard Jackson was missed at last night when attendants sought to give him medication Sheriff Noriis explained that the prison er was taking three different Confd on Page 14 were approved Supervising Principal Amos Meyers reported at the opening that favorable response has been received from both Tyrone and Altoona schools on the matter of busing Juniata Valley students to the schools for train ing Minutes were approved and bills totaling were ap proved for payment as readBal ance to date In the general school This is CONSTITUTION WEEK This past week September 17 23 was proclaimed Constitution Week by an act of Congress and Presidential proclamation It is an appropriate time for all Amj ericans to rededicate themselves to protect and defend the Constt tution of America the United States account was 310730383 as re ported by board Secretary Mary Jo Price BUILDING REPORT James Miller representative for the architect reported oh the progress of the new elemen tary center The general con tractor is nearly finished with structural steel erection and In the rectangular portion of the building has floors poured most of the exterior masonry com pleted the exterior grading and topsoil placed on the football field stone base laid for the driveway playandparkingareas The installation of the roof Is expected to begin Wednesday or Thursday and the building Miller stated should be pretty well en closed for winter by Thanks The its side of the case yesterday as court adjourned for the day at pm Judge R Merle Heffner Is pre siding at the trial which opened last with the start of the selection of a vdlr dire jury of five men and seven women to hear the case The three outofstate men are charged with robbery with ac complice as the result of an al leged ar med robbery attempt last April 17 at the home of William H Hicks Huntingdon Furnace Confd on Pajje 9 Of Guilty Juniata Is Given Grant Juniata College has received from the Richard King Mellon Foundation of Pittsburgh a 350000 grant forendowmentpur poses According to Dr JohnNStauf fer president of the college the funds will be added to Juni atas perminent endowment the income from which is used for Claim Military Has Lost Its Right Attorneys For Green Berets Trying For Civilian Trial SAIGON CUPI civilian defense attorney saw today the military had lost its right to try the Green Beret murder case C1 by violating the constttuttonal rights of the six defendants A Henry RothbJatt of New York met with the military defense attorneys in the case to plan an attempt to get me trial transferred to a US civilian court One of the military attorneys said F Lee Bailey was joining the defense team Rothblatfs allegation that the const itotfooal rights of the defendants had been violated apparently refer to earlier statements that the Army harassed and coerced the prisoners for information while they were in a stockade In this case they the military are the cops and the prosecutors he said They cannot be the judges too Board approved the buUding support of faculty salaries f man T cial aid to students and library The value of the colleges endowment stands at slightly over three mil lion dollars Juniata is seeking to raise an additional five million dollars for endowment by Juniatas 100th anniversary hi 1976 under the current Margin of Difference campaign In acknowledging receipt of the grant in a letter to the Mel lon Foundation Dr StauEfer ex pressed the deep gratitude of the trustees faculty and students ol the college for the gift AS we work diligently to obtain sim Conf d on Page 14 Eight guilty pleas involving six defendants were heard yes terday morning by Judge R Merle Heffner at the September Term ofHuntingdonCountyCrim inal Court In addition one defendant who had been found guilty at a jury trial earlier in the session was before the court for sentencing Attorney Newton C Taylor rep resented the Commonwealth In the various matters Richard Gary Sonny Busko 31 Huntingdon R D 3 was convicted by a jury on Sept 9 on two offenses furnishing liquor to minors and corrupting the morals of minors District Attorney Taylor told the court that his office had received many complaints about Buskos conduct Attorney Wil liam J Myers legal counsel for the defendant asked thatBus ko receive help training that will rehabilitate Mm On the first chargefurnishing liquor to minors the defendant Confd on Page 14 727 jet which aoswamp leces Sunday Kight approachei the airport on a flight from Chipago The dead included 11 Ameri cans 0 Eighty persons including many Americans were injured Rescue workers pulled out three bodies from the wreckage Monday including that of the pilot Roberto Urlas Firemen said there were perhaps 15 persons still missing and presumed dead The plane carried 111 passen gers and seven crewmen The dredge was moved in to remove some of the hipdeep water and mud surrounding the plane Mexican National Rail ways brought in a big crane in efforts to try to drag away a Confd on Page 9 PHILADELPHIA UPI Peon Central Co announced Monday the election of Paul A Gorman former president of Western Electric Co as presi dent and chief administrative of ficer effective Dec 1 Gorman 61 of Summit NJ succeeds Alfred E Perlman who will become vice chairman the Penn Central board Gorman joined Western Elec tric in 1929 after graduat ing from the University of Mis souri with a degreein business administration He was presi Positive Answer Was Expected NEW YORK U Soviet Union continues to stall on opening strategic arms limitation talks with the United States to the disappointment of high officials in the Nixon administration Secretary of State William P Rogers Gerard c Smith who heads the U JS Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and other diplomatic experts had hoped a positive Soviet answer would be forthcoming Monday night on beginning talks dent of New Jersey Bell Tele Diplomatic sources had indicate phone Co from 1958 to 1959 and executive vice presld e n t of American Telephone and egraph from 1959 to 1964 In 1964 Gorman became pres ident and chief executive off t Confd OD Page 14 INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 3 ClassLfied Ads12 13 Comics II Crossword13 Counselors Corner 3 Editorials 6 Obituaries 2 Society Club10 Sports 4 5 Farmer Loses Foot In Farm Accident A wellknown Jackson Town ship dairy farmer 31yearold Norman W Davis of Huntingdon R D 2 lost his right foot last night in a farm accident Davis is reported to have fallen into a silage blower at Da land Farms near McAlevys Fort His foot was badly mangled In the accident He was admitted to J C Blair Memorial Hos pitalat p m and underwent emergency surgery at II pm It was necessary to amputate the foot during the operation Davis is a son ol Mr and Confd on Page 14 ed the Soviet Union was ready to announce a time and place for the negotiations Instead Soviet Foreign Minis ter Andrei A Gromyko prom ised Rogers at a working dinner only that the Kremlins answer on a date and place for the longawaited parley would be forthcoming soon Gromyko a UJS spokesman said did not define what he meant by soon Spokesman Robert J McClbskey said he had the impression the answer might come later than Gromy kos return dinner for Rogers on Friday or even after thei Soviet officials return to Confd on Page 14 27 Others Wounded i Terrorists Kill 6 With Grenade Recruit Listed As Drowning Victim Marines Widow Believes He Was Beaten To Death In Brig To Enter Green Beret Rothblatt said he hoped to have a writ of habeas corpus seeking the trial transfer ready for submission to a UJ3 SAIGON Leo Bat Federal Court by early next ley the attorney who defended week tne Boston Strangler Dr Sam Baileys Client Sheppard and Jack Ruby Bailey agreed today to help agreed today to join the defense defend Capt Robert F Marasof one of the sbt Green Berets co of Bloomfield NJ whose charged with murder military defender is Capt Ill be more than happy to Thomas Young of Honolulu be In the case he said in a Baileys clients have incuded telephone conversation from Dr Carl Coppollno Dr Sam New York be there as Sheppard and Albert Di Salvo soon as possible who claimed to bethe Boston with Capt Strangler Thomas Young of Honolulu He would be the second who asked Bailey to help him in Confd on Pane 9 V Confd on Page 2 Viet Nam Soldier rand Champion HARRISBURG A young soldier serving in Viet nam won a championship rib bon with his Guernsey entry at the 14th Pennsylvania Junior Dairy Show here Monday The absentee winner was Birch Snider 19 of New En terprise Bedford County who was drafted last March and assigned to duty in Vietnam During action this summerhe received a Purple Heart Medal Confd on Page 9 NEW young widow of a Marine recruit listed as accidentally drowned at boot camp in Parrls Island SC said today she believes his letters indicate he was beaten to death in the stockade for his attitude Mrs Jose L Conception 20 said attempts by her attorney Conrad Lynn to gain details surrounding the death of the 19 yearold Marine have been shrugged off by military authorities who say the report ed drowning still is under investigation The Marines today continued their investigation into the death of Pvt Stephen F Alelson who told physicians beforehe died Sunday that he bad been beaten because he couldnt keep up with other recruits Marine investigators said MondayMelson died of a kidney ailment and drill in structor or supervisory person nel had physically abused the recruit Excellent Swimmer Drowns I have just two reasons for not believing them Mrs Concepclon said at her home He was an excellent swimmer and he wrote ms that they were beating him Concepcion was at Parris Island only five days this summer when the Marines listed hint as missing from his barracks Five days later the military said his body was found in a creek behind a barracks building The U JS Marine Command at the training base said medical examiners there reported the youth died from accidental drowning five days before the Confd on Page 9 Data Given On Death Of Marine PARR1S ISLAND SC husky athlete was inducted into the Marine Corps suffering from a kidney ailment that later proved fatal He ly was beaten by fellow recruits North SAIGON A terrorist grenade killed six civilians and wounded 27 who had gathered to pick up government voter registration cards a South Vietnamese spokesman said today The victims were meeting Monday night in the adminis trative office at Thanh Tri village 363 miles northeast of Saigon when the terrorist hurled the grenade Inside and fled It was the costliest reported attack designed to disrupt balloting in village and hamlet V elections now under way ina Saigon government attempt to extend Its control over more of the countryside Thanh Tri is In the same province Quang Nam where US troops lost five dead 12 wounded and three helicopters In ah invasion of the foothills above the Que Son Valley Monday Spokesmen said 15 Vietnamese bodies were because he couldnt pull bis weight a preliminary investi gation Indicated today The Marine probe was begun when Pvt Stephen E 18 of Millsboro Del died in a civilian hospital at Charleston Sunday after telling physicians he was beaten because he Confd on Page 14 found after the nearly fourhour battle In bther clashes reported Monday US Military rHeajiquartersVlisted a total of Viet and North Vietnamese soldiers slain all of them on Infiltration routes toward Saigon rv Confd on Page 14   

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