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   Daily News (Newspaper) - November 11, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                Library Education pa 17126 DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY NEWS VOL 48 NINE CEN PER COPY HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11 1969 IHOiNK 6434040 243 Veterans Day Is Getting Special Attention In US Veterans Day usually is a national holiday many Americans hardly give a second thought But not today President Nixons Nov 3 appeal to The great silent majority of Americans coupled with a scheduled antiwar march on Wash ington later this week gave todays Veterans Day observances around the nation unaccustomed exposure to fhe Constitution of The American legion Ready To Pull Flauj Pole Hill Switch Ready to throw the switch for floodlights to illuminate Old Glory atop Flag Pole Hill are Eric K Hefright 21 a disabled Vietnam veteran and Huntingdons Mayor M H DeForrest Legion Commander Frank Myers far left and VFW Commander Charles Lindsay far right raised the flag to the top of the pole after the lights were turned on last evening Marcos Is Favorite In Voting MANILA UPI President Ferdinand E Marcos ordered national police in a northern troublespot to shoot to kill armed political goons harass ing voters in the national election today Marcos 52 was slightly favored to defeat the Liberal party candidate Sen Sergio Osmena Jr also 52 and become the first Filipino president to be reelected to a fouryear term Voting was reported heavy in the cities following a campaign that saw more than 50 persons killed in political violence The government kept its 54000man armed forces on combat alert against more flareups the 30000 US servicemen sta tioned here were confined to their bases Marcos issued the shootto kill orders to Col Simeon Ventura constabularly com mander of troubled Ilocos Sur Province during an election day visit to the nations worst troublespot At least 13 persons were killed in political violence Monday and early today Contd on Page So He Tried Hijacking About 100 At Lighting Ceremony Nearly 100 persons were pres ent on Flag Pole Hill at 6 oclock last evening when the switch was thrown to illuminate Old Glory atop the 70foot steel pole It was a brief but impressive Saturday ceremony on the eve of Veterans rally at Day 1969 Eric K Hefright 21 Hunting don a disabled Vietnam veteran and Mayor M H DeForrest turned on the four 500watt flood Youngster Thought It Looked Easy CINCINNATI UPI an airliner was hijacked two weeks ago from California to Rome David Booth followed its flight with keen interest It looked so easy he thought Bombs Rip 3 Manhattan Skyscrapers NEW YORK UPI Bombs exploding almost simultaneous ly ripped through three Manhat tan skyscrapers early today heavily damaging the world headquarters of three of the nations business giants Telephone calls warning of the bombs were received at the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center the international head quarters of the Chase Manhat tan Bank in the Wall Street area and the gleaming new General Motors Corp head quarters on Fifth Avenue Most maintenance workers were evacuated before the blasts One person a freight elevator operator in the GM Building was slightly injured when the blast plunged his car six stories down a shaft The RCA Building a tourist mecca in Rockefeller Center is the nations sixth tallest building Contd on Page 9 Nixon Is Gathering Support VASHINGTON UPI Pres ident Nixons efforts to blunt the force of this weeks antiwar demonstrations appear to be paying off at least in Congress and in an outpouring of Veterans Day rhetoric Members of Congress gener ally continued to shy away from the march on Washington and related weekend activities and even Sen George Mc Govern DSD a longtime dissident admitted that the administrations attempt to isolate antiwar forces in Congress Is succeeding McGovern along with Sens Eugene J McCarthy DMinn and Charles Goodell RNY announced plans to participate in an antiwar rally Saturday at the Washington Monument but denunciations of the activities were more common from other lawmakers Plan To Visit Monument Such administration war poll cy backers as Sen John G Tower RTex planned to visit a Veterans Day observance of Contd on Page 9 Monday he went to Greater Cincinnati Airport telephoned his mother then grabbed an 18 yearold girl at knifepoint and boarded a Delta Airlines DC9 David is 14 The boy said he couldnt make a decision on where he wanted to go but later he said he wanted to go to Sweden said George East the artlines local manager East told Booth the twin engine jet was not equipped to cross the Atlantic so the youth next said he wanted to go to Mexico He finally was talked out of the attempted hijacking before the plane ever got off the ground Contd on Page 9 Veterans organizations tried to tie demonstrations of support for the President with obser vances of the holiday called Armistice Day after World War I ended in 1918 Under its present name Americans honor all their war dead Today was the first day of a fiveday run of demonstrations for and against Nixons policies in Vietnam The culmination of antiwar demonstrations comes with a giant antiwar the Washington Mon ument in the nations capital Tower Is Main Speaker Today Sen John Tower R Tex was to be the main speaker at the Washington lights that will illuminate the flag Monument when an expected nightly 10000 persons gather for a Legion Commander Frank freedom rally for freedom in Myers and VFW Commander Vietnam and in all the world Charles Lindsay had the honor Reserve tickets for the tradi of raising the 8 by 12foot flag tional ceremony of the laying of to the top of the newlypainted the wreath at the Tomb of The pole Unknows in Arlington National State Legion Commander Henry Cemetery reportedly were sold R WoodsofPittsburgliwasamong those present to see the turn ing on of the lights He said later at the Vets Day banquet Washington to spur such visits T have never seen anything more by public figures athletes and entertainers His daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower visits Northampton Mass Veterans Hospital Around the nation groups organized around themes indi cating support of Nixon National Unity The Silent Majority Speaks Out Tell It To Hanoi Operation Speak Out and others Staffed and supported by veterans organizations legisla Contd on Page 12 i i I j 1 f i I i I if Air Force General Welcomed To Huntingdon Gen Maxwell W Steel Jr USAF Medical Corps Washington DC is welcomed to Huntingdon by 19th District Legion Commander Chester S Peterson as the main speaker at Frank P Hotnmon Post No 24s Veterans Day Banquet Pictured left to right Robert D Launtz toast master Frank Myers post commander Gen Steel and District Commander Peterson Cpl Ruegji And Holland Are Honored out for the first time in history Nixon himself planned to tour wards of a veterans hospital in Gen Steel Is Speaker At Legions Vets Day Banquet Contd on Page 9 Astronauts Slow Pace In Training Gen Maxwell W Steel Jr speaking at the Huntingdon Am erican Legion Veterans Day banquet last evening proposed a special salute to our men in uniform who are waging an all out battle around the world against the forces that contribute to illiteracy poverty and disease New Lawyei INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 3 Classified Ads 13 Comics Counselors Corner Crossword News of Yesteryear Obituaries Pennsylvania Story 11 5 13 6 2 6 Society Club 10 SportSo 4 Man Faces 2 Charges In Fatality Huntingdon State Police saidto day that a Cambria County man has been arrested on two charges as the result of a Huntingdon County fatal accident last Aug 3 Information supplied to the Hun tingdon substation shows that Richard Yingling 3G Blandburg was arrested on November 4 for involuntary manslaughter and driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor State Trooper Howard R Par lett of the Huntingdon substation is the prosecutor State Police of Ebensburg served the warrant on Yingling and the Cambria Countian posted bail for his appearance in Hun tingdon County Court Vincent J Morreale 51 of 2395 Valentine Avenue Bronx N Y was critically injured in Contd on Page 12 CAPE KENNEDY Apollo 12s astronauts today began slowing their training pace for launch Friday on a moon mission Charles Pete Conrad calls the opener of the next generation Conrad and Richard F Gordon planned to go flying at nearby Patrick Air Force Base while Alan L Bean remained at the moonport to work on emergency procedures for the lunar landing craft Intrepid All three had the afternoon off Conrad scheduled a helicopter flight to get the feel of the descent to the moon Gordon planned to take up a T38 jet trainer to relax and get used to the unusual motions that sometimes occur in spaceflight At the launch pad the countdown was proceeding flawlessly toward at 1122 am EST blastoff Friday Will Fly to Cape Space agency spokesmen said Beans wife Sue and their two children planned to fly to the Cape today to be on hand for the final preflight activities and the launch Mrs Jane Conrad and their four boys are due Wednesday The Gordon family will remain home in Houston The astronauts schedule for the rest of the week calls primarily for reviewing of flight plans The three Navy commanders spent much of Monday drilling in spaceflight trainers Conrad and Bean the lunar module Contd on Page 9 Criminal Court Opens Tomorrow The November Term of Hunt ingdon County Criminal Court opens tomorrow with Judge R Merle Heffner on the bench District Attorney Newton C Taylor has prepared a list of 19 cases for trial during the period Nov 12 through Nov 20 The DA also indicated that additional cases are beingaddedtothelist Another session of criminal s scheduled for Monday and District Attorney Taylor will prepare the trial list for that session at a later date Petit jurors have been order ed to report at am tomor tow The grand jury will report for duty on Monday Nov 24 and Taylor said that he has Veil over 100 bills of indictment to be presented to tire panel for action The DA indicated that the grand jurors will probably be in session for three days right up to the Thanksgiving vacation Friday Nov 21 has been set aside for a number of pleas of guilty involving inmates at the Huntingdon State Correctional In Contd on Page 12 The U S Air Force Medical Corps officer urged Americans to pay tribute to our gallant airmen soldiers sailors and Marines of the past and pre sent on this holiday But he called for recognition to those servicemen fighting a civil ac tion war much of which is ac complished during their offduty hours We hope that through their efforts tomorrows world will be truly a world of peace with all men living in mutual re spect with opportunity and free dom for all Gen Steel said in his closing In addition to the excellent address by the co nmander oi Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center Andrews Air Force Base Washington DC the 51st an niversary Veterans Day pro gram at Frank P Hommon Post No 24 included a number of other outstanding features State Police Cpl Thomas J Ruegg and Raymond A Holland Huntingdon Countys chief pro bation officer were presented the Legions coveted Certificate of Valor and Medal for out standing service in a recent in cident State Legion Commander Henry R Woods of Pittsburgh made the awards to the two law enforcement officers and lauded them for the courage shown in performing their as signed duties State Commander Woods spoke briefly and noted that a short time earlier he had witnessed the switching on of the lights to illuminate Old Glory atop Flag Pole have never seen anytWff ric Impressive the state Legion commander said I shall never forget that sight and I shall always remem ber this occasion Woods praised the Legion the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the community for providingsuch a breathtaking program to empha size patriotism This doesnt happen often enough the state commander emphasized In another presentation made by the Rev George F Holland post chaplain a memorial Bible was presented to Mr and Mrs DonFagan of Huntingdon to honor their son Stephen DonFagan 19 who lost his life last June 3 when the destroyer Frank Evans was cut in half by the Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne Contd on Page 9 RANDOLPH UPDYKE WEATHER Cloudy and little change in temperature with a chance of light rain or drizzle today and tonight High today in the upper 40s to mid 50s Low tonight in the mid 40s Wednesday cloudy and turning cooler with showers likely High in the upper 40s and the lower 50s OutlookforThurs day cloudy and cooler with a chance of showers Passes Bar Examination A former Huntingdon County resident J Randolph Updyke now of Wayne Pa has received word that he has successfully passed his bar examination Updyke is a son of Mrs D C Malcolm of Alexandriaandthe late Paul Updyke of Huntingdon He is married to the former Nor mandy Herritt of Jersey Shore An employe of the trust de partment at Girard Trust Bank of Philadelphia he will be serv ing his preceptorship at Girard Trust and will be admitted to Supreme Court of Pennsyl Contd on Page 12 CeaseFire Came At 11 am For American Education Week Damage In Crash In Warriors Mark Two cars were damaged a total of S625 in an accident short ly before noon yesterday in War riors Mark No person was in jured State Police said Elwood Cox 70 Tyrone RD 4 was westbound on Route 45 at am driving a 1969 Plymouth He failed to note the approach of a 19G5 Dodge sedan and pulled into the inter section into the path of the south bound car operated by Ronald Contd on Page 12 Open House Plans Set By Huntingdon Area Schools Old Warriors Recall War Looting or car Fought To Save Democracy Probed Bv J Probed By State Police The Huntingdon Area Elemen tary Schools lave gone all out this year to help make Ameri can EducatiorWeekublgsuccess and to give the parents an ex cellent opportunity to see the schools their children attend and to visit with the teachers Open House will be held in each building tomorrow evening Each school lias attempted to vary ils program so newhat from the one followed in years past Tluis a different format is being followed in each of the six schools this year and every effort has been made to give the parents a chance io see what is being done In the classrooms of the area schools Open House will be held at the JacksonMiller Elementary School between and pm with Better Home and School Relationship being used as the theme this year Parent teacher conferences have been set up on a fifteenminute basis Kin dergarten through Grade Six beginning at with the Kinder garten session Head Teacher Jesse Mills stated that the pur pose of the sessions will be to provide an opportunity for the parents to become better ac quainted with the teachers of the school and the material they are teaching in the classroom The schools display can be seen In Englishs Clothing Store In Hunt ingdon Head Teacher Kenneth Kyper announced that Open House will be held In the Alfarata Elem entary School from to pin Due to the fact that the school is set up on a deparr Contd on Pape 9 Tools and hunting equipment valued at were stolen near Petersburg from a disabled car owned by John Robert Morning star Cottage Petersburg RD L Morningstar said thecrimeoc curred between midnight Friday and noon Saturday but It was not reported until yesterday The car a 1901 Dodge Lancer was parked at the railroad bridge near Petersburg at the time of the larceny The loot was taken from the trunk and from the interior of the car Persons having any Infor mation relative to the case should contact State Police at once REIMS France UPI Charles Fidel 72 lifted a glass of champagne and remembered how the guns fell silent 51 years ago today to end the war President Woodrow Wilson said would make the world safe for democracy In Reims and in cities and towns all over France school children and the nowelderly heroes of that day glorified Nov 11 1918 the day World War I was over The war lasted four years and it took the lives of 10 million soldiers and 10 million civilians More than 20 million were wounded or afflicted nonfatally by poison gas Of the 43 million men the United States had in uniform in World War 1126000 were killed and 234000 wounded By comparison nearly 300000 have been killed and wounded in Vietnam Armistice Signed The armistice was signed at 5 ajn in the railroad car headquarters of French Com mander Ferdinand Foch at Compiegne near Reims The ceasefire came at 11 am Ah yes I remember it well said Fidel who fought in the trenches with the French 63rd Infantry Division beside American doughboys in the wars final months The Germans were using poison gas shells Fidel said The air was unbreathable Finally after several days the enemy crossed back over the Marne River with our re giment and the Americans at their heels We suffered heavy losses but I have a touching memory of the fraternity and friendship of the French and the American armies a fraternity which led us to victory Abound With Reminders Besides Fidel and the dwindl ing number of his comrades at arms of those days the historic invasion route through the vineyards northeast of Paris abound with reminders of World War I Acres of the gentling rolling countryside are taken up by cemeteries after row of cement crosses for the French who fell rows of white marble crosses for the Americans and dark weathered wooden cros ses for the Germans Contd on Page 9   

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