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   Daily News (Newspaper) - November 4, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                Nixon Offers No Timetable In Plannin For Gradual Withdrawal Of All US Troops Dejects Complete mmediate Pullout WASHINGTON UPI President Nixon told the nation Monday light he has worked out a plan with Saigon for the complete withdrawal of all U S ground forces from Vietnam He gavt no timetable for withdrawal But he said it will to massacres in South Ibe a gradual process which can Vietnam and lead to Commu Ibe speeded as South Vietnam is nist aggression in other areas to take over more and He specifically mentioned Ber of its own defense lin the Middle East and He rejected demands for a eventually even In the Western immediate American pull Hemisphere sut as a course that would lead For the future of peace precipitate withdrawal would tie a disaster of immense magni tude he said in a broadcast from the White House The speech had arroused great public expectations because It was announced three weeks In advance Time For National Support Supporters said Nixon set forth the Vietnam situation honestly and In as much detail as possible and now it was time for the President to get the national support he sought But critics said NLxon offered little new and leaders of the Nov 1310 antiwar demonstrations called his speech a clear impetus to our efforts to bring large numbers of people to Washing ton The President himself solemnly warned Hanoi that US withdrawal plans are contingent on a continuing lull in military activity He said the enemy could make no greater mistake than to step up the fighting while the United States is carrying out the delicate maneuver of gradual disengage ment If I conclude that increased enemy action jeopardizes our remaining forces in Vietnam I shall not hesitate to take strong and effective measures to deal with that situation he said Nixons 33minute address appealed to the sreat silent majority of Americans for support of his policy of orderly scheduled withdra wal But it also was a clear notice to the Saigon govern ment that it cannot count on American troops indeflnltely Nixon revealed that during his July visit to Vietnam he gave the American commander Gen Creighton Abrams new orders superseding the previous strategy of maintain ing maximum military pressure on the Communists Primary Mission Under the new orders Nixon said the primary mission of our troops is to enable the South Vietnamese Contd on Page 7 Viet Speech Draws Mixed Reactions WASHINGTON UPI Opposition to the Nixon doctrine for ending the Vietnam War centered today on the Presidents failure to repudiate the Saigon government or offer a timetable for U S troops withdrawal The Presidents supporters said he had laid the situation supporters said his plan for a out honestly explained his plan gradual withdrawal was the as much as he dared and that right way to end the war he should now get the national support he sought Critics said Nixon was offering nothing that showed Few of those commenting on the remotest chance of success Nixons Monday night speech Some critics compared Ms suggested he had offered approach with that of President anything substantially new But Lyndon B Jolmson Spurs War Protesters One thing was sure The speech spurred on organizers of next weeks renewed war protest Rennle Davis an antiwar organizer now standing trial for conspiracy In Chicago said Our answer will be half a million people in Washington demanding Immediate and total withdrawal Nixons press secretary Ro nald Ziegler said the White House switchboard Immediately was swamped with phone calls at least 95 per cent positive Ziegler said about 1000 calls came from throughout the United States and Canada most callers referred to themselves Contd on Page 7 THE DAILY NEWS HeHner To Revise Court Schedule OL 48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4 1969 Is Getting M 237 Wet Weather to Targets Shelled By Guerrillas orih Viet Opens Strong Attacks SAIGON UPI The North Vietnamese spread their Cambodian offensive southward toward Saigon today with four strong round attacks against U S outposts prior to President Nixons arning that Hanoi could make no t greater mistake than to assume I Tl an increase in violence will be to jts own rC As reacting to Nixons CIS A O Vietnam speech in advance the guerrillas shelled 45 targets J OM across the war zone overmgnt rOOCl otail their heaviest round rocket and mortar salvos in 23 days The Huntingdon CountyGeneral At least 14 of the night time lection got off to a good start bombardnlents came in two ay with indications that the lnces bordering Cambodia loting would be heavy in most and northwest of Saieon of the county A 70 per cent or better rnout of voters was being pre cted today as a result of the 135 dead dgeship race and four contests One Sp0kesman for Gen district justices of the peace Creighton W Abrams the US Election officials said that vo Vietnam commander said the ng got under way on schedule predawn drive today was a all precincts this morning communist high point per Polls will remain open until naps signaling the beginning of the expected winter offensive Driver Is Fatally Stricken north and northwest of Saigon four of them followed by ground attacks that were repulsed costing the guerrillas pm The weather was good for large voter turnout a bit vercast with the sun and blue icy making a determined effort take over Counting of absentee ballots ready distributed to election ficials will start as soon as lie polls close The tabulation the absentee ballots will be kcluded with the regular voting fesults The Huntingdon County Com kiss loners said today that the Lrge board will be erected in be courthouse lobby tonight for le benefit of those who wish to few the tabulation of results in judges hip race the Huntingdon collector contest and the Dls let No 2 justice of the peace ice I The county in todays municipal Jectlon will be tabulated tonight quickly as possible Election Conf d on Page 6 Charles N Brown 77 retired superintendent of the Pennsyl vania Electric Company hydro electric plants at Raystown and Warrior Ridge suffered a fatal heart attack last night while driving south on Seventh Street in Huntingdon His car a 1902 Chrysler crossed the twolane street and climbed the curbing on the east side knocked down a traffic sign and crashed into the steps lead ing to the apartment of Mrs C Ralph Wilson Sr SOOSeventh Street Brown was still alive when Patrolman Edward L Merrills of the Huntingdon Police Depart ment reached the scene but died before the Huntingdon firemens ambulance arrived Dr Harry H Negley Jr Hunt ingdon County coroner pro nounced Brown dead at the scene at pm The accident time was set at The deceased had been ill and was released from J C Blair Memorial Hospital last Wednes day Contd on Page 6 For Mount Union Borouuli Council Will Hire Night Patrolman Highlight of the Mount Union Borough council meeting held last night was the report of the police committee prasented to councilmen for their brief session Conducting the held in the council chambers was the president Robert Good man Councilmen present were Mo re land Bellinger Allen Welch Dominic Saia Joseph Bodnar BailUIHt I ar A Dr Robert Fleming Elmer Will Hear Three Americans were killed and 58 wounded in the ground attacks by elements of two By School Board Hanoi divisions that previously had been reported in Cambodia resupplyine and resting for the v inter drive The ground attacks against Mount Union kenberry and Charles Grouse Also on hand were Chief of Police Berlin Whitsel Sgt Law rence Knable Tr Mayor Charles Klinger borough sec retary Melvin Diven acting so licitor Attorney Joseph Mullin and John McGee street com Robert P vice pre miss ioner sident Textile Products Man Joseph Bodnar chairman of ufacturtng OwensCorning Fiber police committee presented the glas Corporation will be the recommendations of a meeting principal speaker at the 1969 held with the police department service award program of the prior to the council session companys Huntingdon plant on Recommended for considerFriday November 7 at the Hun ation were the following items tingdon Elks Home Announce two men on duty between the ment the banquet plans was hours of 8 pm and 4 am made today by Roy J Hess plant six paid holidays new patrol manager car S300 raise for each policeWitschen has been responsible man in 1970 new radio equipfor the operations of OwensCor ment for the police car nings five textile plants since Unanimous action was taken his appointment as vice president by council to borrow sufficient in October 1968 The Huntingdon Rain continued to fall across much of the northeastern quarter of the nation and turned to snow in Northern Michigan Cold clearing weather spread from the Western States into the Deep South with scattered frost expected as far south as Louisiana and Texas Gale warnings were hoisted along the Washington coast as unsettled conditions persisted in the Far Northwest today Wet rain drizzle and extended in a broad band across the Midwest into New England Monday while dry conditions were prevalent across the remainder of the nation with mostly clear to partly cloudy skies In Michigan Sault Ste Marie and Ppllston reported an inch of snow early today Fair but cool weather cov ered the mountain regions of the West the Northern Plains and much of the South Warm weather continued in Contd on Page 7 No Reporter Reed Trial Is Delayed Contd on Page 5 INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 10 Classified Ads10 11 Comics 9 Counselors Corner 10 Crossword 11 News of Yesteryear 3 Obituaries 2 Pennsylvania Story 3 Society Club 8 Sports 4 In Huntingdon Area Schools 7 Audit Reveals verexpenditure The budget of the Huntingdon ppended during the school year an audit just completed by the ant Auditor General Robert P sey said that a comparison budgeted and actual expen Itures disclosed the budget was perexpended both as to par cular Items and in total He the school code complied with when transfers unexpended balances and ad or Increased approprl lions are necessary The auditor general had two Iher recommendations for the leal district contact with the bhool districts depository dis posed the market value of col Iteral security provided by the Area School District was over ending June 30 19C7 according state Auditor Generals Depart bank did not at all times total 120 per cent of the deposits secured as required by the school code We have reconmended the board advise the bank of this provision of the school code and require this coverage NOTES TRANSACTIONS Our examination of cash expenditures and related minutes of the school board disclosed a certain member of the board was engaged in business transactions with the school district Although the law recognizes certain limi ted conditions under which a di rector officer or employe of a Contd on Page 5 Principals Reassigned Mount Union Area School Board met in special session last night and approved certain temporary changes in administrative duties effective today Fred N Radle current junior senior high school principal was assigned the duties of supervising principal Roy T Vluckle vice principal was ass igned the duties of juniorsenior high school prin cipal Thomas Holder has been assigned to the duites of admin istrative assistant Clyde Leighty president pre sided during the session held in the high school library Other directors in attendance were C James Love Mrs MarthaGrove Joseph Barret Bruce Bratton the Rev E Z Utts Ray Mc Mullin Russell Headings and Larry Brown Also present Fred N Radle Roy T Muckle and Mrs Dyral Valentine acting board sec retary VFW Members Will Sponsor Bloodmobile Its bloodmoblle time again In the Huntingdon Chapter of the American Red Cross Sponsors for the Wednesday November 12 collection are mem bers of Standing Stone Post No 1754 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary Solicitors from the post and auxiliary headed by Robert Wil liams and Mrs Mary Emmert are currently seeking an adequate number of prospective donors to Contd on Page 7N plant is a member of this tex tile product group A chemical engineering gra duate of Norwich University Witschen joined the corporation in 1946 as an engineer He held a number of engineering positions at plant and corporate levels until his appointment in 1962 Contd on Page 5 Reciprocity Opens Door 21 Contd on Page 5 Bloodmobile In Mount Union Tomorrow Blood donors are reminded that the Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit Mount Union on Wednesday November 5 at the First United Methodist Church Shir ley Street from noon until 6 pm Quota for the day is 85 pints of blood Anyone wishing to make replacements for friends or rela tives having received blood may Something like 21 separate con do so at this visit certs are available to members Those persons who made of the Huntingdon Concert Asso appointments are asked to please elation through reciprocity agree be present at the appointed time ments with neighboring assocla Walkins are always welcomed tions all for the price of Remember the date for the for adult membership S500 stu American RedCrossBloodmoblle Mrs Frederic H Steele visit Wednesday November 5 Contd on Page T HAL Benefit Concert Of Folk Music This Friday Folk singer Ian Smythe pro nounced Smith is giving a bene fit performance of folk music from several nations at the Hunt ingdon Arts Center on Arts Alley this coming Friday eveningfrom 7 to oclock Smythe who recently returned from two and a half years in Europe has been entertaining at the Red Pox Lounge Holiday Inn Jr and recently made a special guest appearance at the new Mil lers in Huntingdon A truly unique entertainer Smythe will sing a program of traditional American folk music folk blues Irish folk songs and songs from several other coun tries at the HAL benefit per formance filling In with his torical background of the songs Contd on Page 5 IAN SMYTHE Seating Of Red China Is Unlikely UNITED NATIONS UPD The Peoples Republic of Communist China cabled Secretary General Trygve Lie in 1950 protesting delay in seating its delegate to the United Nations Chang Wen tien Now nearly 20 years later the struggle to keep Mao Tse tungs representatives out of the General Assembly is an autumn ritual To seat them in the United Nations would be to encourage aggression by rewarding the aggressor said Wei Tao ming the Nationalist Chinese foreign minister in opening the annual debate Monday The U N General Assembly was expected to reject the seating of Peking just as it has for the past 19 years Introduces Resolution Japanese Ambassador Senjin Tsurouka on behalf of 12 other countries has introduced the annual resolution declaring the matter an Important question requiring twothirds votes to pass The twothirds majority rule has never been needed because proPeking nations have never gathered even a simple major ty It was 5844 to reject China last year Contd on Page 7 Because no qualified court reporter Is available for a long period of time the Samuel Lee Reed murder trial is being con tinued until after the first of the new year Originally the trial was slated to open on Monday Nov 10 in Huntingdon County Criminal Court with Judge R Merle Heffner presiding Miss Sharon Peachey the re gular court reporter was ser iously injured in a traffic ac cident in Huntingdon last month and she will not be available for duty until early next year Judge Heffner revealed in court yesterday that an exhaustive search has been made to secure a court reporter but without success WASHINGTON UPI Pres Accordingly the Huntingdon ident Nixon has revealed he County jurist issued an order sent Ho Chi Minh a letter in today setting up a new court midJuly pleading for a negoti schedule for the weeks ahead ated settlement of the war He Even if a court reporter had said the late president of North been available the Reed trial Vietnam flatly rejected the could not gotten off appeal In a reply received three on schedule Both District before his death torney Newton C Taylor and Nixon disclosed the exchange Attorney William J Myers letters Monday night during Reeds legal counsel have been Ms national broadcast address ordered to appear in the Pennon tne Vietnam War The text sylvania Supreme Court in each letter later was made adelphia early Tuesday morning public by the White House Nov ll in connection with an In Ms letter to Nixon Ho said appeal from a murder conviction American withdrawal from in the case of Commonwealth vs Vietnam both politically and Ross O Schmidt of Spruce Creek militarily was the path that Judge Swirles L Himes former wil1 allow the United States to get out of the war with honor The North Vietnamese were determined to fight to the end1 he declared The President said he decided to write Ho after becoming convinced that it was necessa May Still Have ry to make a move to J break the deadlock in the Paris talks But he said the letter was only one of several initiatives we undertook pri vately and secretly because we Condt on Page 5 12 Still Have Color Video CAPE KENNEDY The chances are improving Apollo 12 astronauts will be able to televise their two moonwalks in color later this month Charles Pete Conrad Jr Richard F Gordon and Alan L Bean are scheduled to begin their 10day moon landing mission Nov 14 The final countdown starts Saturday night The pilots new color camera had been removed from the Apollo 12 landing craft because Contd on Page 7 Contd on Page 6 THE WEATHER Cloudy and cool with oc casional rain today High in the 40s Cloudy and coolwith rain showers mixed with snow flurries tonight Low In the 30s Variable cloudiness and cool Wednesday High in the 40s Thursdays outlook variable cloudiness and mild Talk Spurs Antiwar Protesters WASHINGTON UPI ers of antiwar demonstrations scheduled later this month ridiculed President Nixons war policy speech as disappointing and insulting predicting that his comments will only drive more protesters Into the streets I think In a sense the speech is a clear Impetus to our efforts to bring large numbers of people to Washington said Contd on Page Proposed Plans Outlined Auxiliary Told Of Hospitals Future An insight into the proposed plans for additions to the J C Blair Memorial Hospital was gained by members of the board of the Womens Auxiliary who attended the Monday noontime executive session In the board room at the hospital Jack Rea an architect representing Campbell Rea Hayes and Large outlined the proposed plans for the new facility which are currently being placed in form for bidding He showed Cummings hospital admlnis plans for the new addition extrator stated that the entire pro plaining in detail the added beneiect would cost estlmated fits for the future million with at least Perhaps one of the outstanding mllllon worth of funds comlng features would be the availability from Huntingdon County The of adequate facilities to handle remaining monies would be made cases where longterm nursing Is Possible through federal govern a must Extended nursing care ment and Appalachla funds would be possible in a proposed He that ln order to addition to the current nurses receive funding the hospital must residencedesigned to care for have hleh Prlorlty ta the state 84 patients in rooms with private as to lts Present Involved In health care in the state believe J C Blair Hospital Is and twobed situations PROJECT COSTS STATED Rea introduced by Rlcliard worthy of this funding Rea ex Contd on Page 5   

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