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   Daily News (Newspaper) - December 9, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY NEWS VOL 48 rcdte CENTS PER COPT HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION TUESDAY DECEMBER 9 1969 PHONE 6434040 No 266 Nixon Claims Timetable For Ending Vietnam Struggle Still On Schedule 19 Pl6aS Delta Town Showdown Near On New Compromise Of Guilty Shelled By Heard Viet Cong Nineteen pleas of guilty were heard by Judge R Merle Hef fner yesterday as another week of Huntingdon County Criminal Court opened District Attorney Richard W Linton presented the case to the court Attorney William J My ers represented defendants to 15 of the guilty pleas The new public defender At torney Joseph W Mullin was legal counsel for one defendant who pleaded guilty to three lar centy charges Ten tipsy drivers threw them selves on the mercy of the court and received the standard sen tence Another defendant pleaded guilty to three violations of the State Liquor Code Several other matters were handled during the morning ses sion which did not adjourn until pm The trial of a criminal case opened at and continued until last evening marking a long busy day for court officials TWO OTHER CHARGES SPACE CENTER Houston Stoner also pleaded guilty to The space agency was two other charges furnishing expected to decide today when SAIGON Viet Cong shielded one Mekong Delta town and bombed the theatre in another killing one Vietnamese civilian and wound ing 53 others in attacks reported today At Ba True 114 miles southwest of Saigon one civilian died and 28 were wounded in a 30round mortar attack Monday night govern ment spokesmen said At Ben Luc 15 miles south of Saigon the terrorist time bomb exploded in the theater during a performance Monday and left 25 persons wounded some of them seriously The bombers escaped Contd on Page 8 State Revenue Plan Has 3 Income Tax HARRISBURG UPI Legislative leaders plan to ask their separate party caucuses today to stand up and be counted on the issue of Pennsylvanias first personal income tax Decision On Apollo 13 Contd on Page 8 Patterson Case Now Being Tried The Commonwealth was ex pected to complete its testimony by noon today in the trial of Robert Oliver Patterson of Mount Union who is facing three charges in one indictment Sodomy cor rupting the morals of a minor and furnishing intoxicating bev erages to a minor Assistant Attorney Newton C Taylor said that he would have two and maybe three more wit nesses to call when the second day of the trial opened this mor ning at am Judge R Merle Heffner Is pre siding at the trial It took more than 12 hours last Thursday and Friday to select a voir dire jury of eight women and four men to hear the case Attorney Lester Zimmerman Jr Lewlstown is courtappointed counsel for the defendant Sylvia Lee Lear 39 Hollidays burg was the first witness called She testified that she is the mo ther of Dennis Eugene Lear the victim of an alleged assault by the defendant Mrs Lear said her son a twin was born In Blair County on April 13 1952 She also told the court and jury Contd on Page 3 Apollo 13 will fly and where on the moon it will land based largely on reports from the Apollo 12 moon explorers The space agency tentatively has selected March 12 as the launch date and Fra Maura a group of craters in the foothills of the lunar highlands as the target But the dust problems Charles Pete Conrad and Alan L Bean encountered landing in the lunar Ocean of Storms last month and troubles they had with moon exploration tools might influence this tentative decision officials said after the Apollo 12 splashdown Nov 24 They said a final decision would be made two weeks after the flight A geologist quarantined with Conrad Bean and Richard F Gordon said Monday night the crew explored the moon as well as any geologist could have and better than most Dr Robin Brett said geologists need not go to the moon until late in the Apollo program in Contd on Page 2 The leaders agreed Monday night to push for action on a compromise tax featuring a 3 per cent income that would end the Commonwealths protracted fiscal crisis They hoped to sound out the four caucuses today on the plan which bears a striking similarity to the tax proposal advanced by Gov Raymond P Shafer last Jan 28 Under the income tax propos al the 3 per cent would be levied beginning Feb 1 produc ing million to help balance of 196970 fiscal year Also pro posed are exemptions ranging between and for taxpayers and their dependents Other features of the com promise package Sales Levy Down A reduction in the state sales tax from 6 to 5 per cent next Julv 1 million in new or in creased business taxes Adoption of a revenue sharing plan for fiscal 197071 providing some million to local governments as reim bursement for tax exemptions for the elderly An increase in the state cigarette tax from 13 cents to 18 cents per pack House Republican Leader Lee A Donaldson Jr said a secret ballot in his caucus Monday night showed at least 10 GOP assemblymen ready to vote for the plan and many others in terested in it The House GOP had been re garded as the major stumbling block to legislative accord on any new taxes throughout the months of deadlock but Donald son said following Monday nights caucus I recognize the dilemma this commonwealth is in I could vote for it The overall tax package would raise some million for the current fiscal year House Democratic Leader K Leroy Irvis said it was believed that the federal government would collect the state income tax along with the federal in come tax and then re turn it to the commonwealth Key Cited Earlier in the day Senate Democratic Leader Ernest P Kline told newsmen the person al income tax could well be the key to resolving the fiscal but he did not rule out a hodgepodge assortment of new and increased taxation The leaders had been striving without success since early Au gust to find ways to raise an estimated million to bal ance a record high general fund budget of about bil Contd on Page 3 Will Bring More US Soldiers Home Around Christmas WASHINGTON UPI President Nixon says his timetable for ending the Vietnam War is on schedule and he will be able to announce around Christmas plans to bring more American soldiers home HES FIGHTING the estab lishment Raymond H Lapin is suing President Nixon and Housing Secre tary George R o m n e y to keep his job as president of the Federal National Mort gage Association Lapin was fired by the President but refused to vacate the post to which he was appointed by former President Johnson e Suspect Is Hunted By Troopers First Serious Contest In 40 Years He told a national television audience Monday night the war will end regardless of what happened at the Paris talks He also said there appears to have been a missacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai and although it was an isolated incidentunder no circumstan ces was it justified It was his first news conference since September and second since June Nixon also Threatened to veto the tax reform package if Congress sends it to him with a 15 per cent hike in Social Security benefits and a increase in every taxpayers income tax exemption Praises VPs Criticism Praised Vice President Spirto T Agnews criticism of the nations news media He said Agnews comments on separating editorial comment from news reporting were useful suggestions Said progress has been good in the USSoviet talks limitation of strategic and the outlook is Heavy Turnout Expected In Todays UMW Voting UNIVERSITY PARK Pa UPI State Police said today on the they had a description of a posarms slble suspect in the stabbing encouraging death of graduate student Betsy Said no decision has been Aardsma in the library of the Pen nsylvania State University Cont d on Page 3 Miss Aardsma 22 of Holland Mich died within five minutes TV T TVT TT Worst In JMations Aviation History Orner Is President Of Board Thomas J Orner was elected president of the Huntingdon Area B oard of E ducation at the annual reorganization meeting held last night The session was held in the office of the superintendent of schools Orner a project engineer at the OwensCorning Fiberglas plant in Huntingdon resides in Oneida Township on Warm Springs Road The father of four daughters all graduates of Huntingdon Area High School has been a school board member since 1954 He succeeds Richard JEndres as president of the board Endres who will remain as a member of the board has been a school board leader for nearly a decade He was not a candi date for reelection The former president served on the HuntingdonBoroughSchool Contd on Page 2 WASHINGTON UPI Coal miners throughout the country choose today between incumbent W A Tony Boyle the hand picked successor of John L Lewis and Joseph Jock A Yablon ski for president of the 195000member United Mine Workers of America A heavy turnout was predict ed in the daylong voting at mines and union halls climax ing one of the most bitter campaigns in the unions history It is the first serious contest for the office in 40 years Union attorney Edward L Trooper 3 Others Die SnowChilly Weather Is Common after she was stabbed once In the left breast the eveningof November 28 on the second level of sixlevel stacks in the Fattee Library Lt William E Kimmel of Hun tingdon who led a team of about 40 state policemen investigating the slaying said the man sought was at least an important wit ness if not a suspect From the start of their in vestigation State Police sought two unidentified men who were chilly tern seen near the prostrate MIss INSIDE THE NEWS Precipitation and J 3CCll lleai lne proslrate lvilss worst disaster in peratures were common around Aardsma shortl she was the nation today with pleasant stabbed aviation history weather confined to the tip of One of the two men came for A for Olympic viic UA i lie LWU iiicll mimari Hu chinrilnff Florida and the Far Southwest ward Thursday night LtKimmel PP8 Travelers warnings were in in Northern Minnesota brisk winds whipped snow cover into drifts 90 Die In Greek Airliner Crash ATHENS UPI Hundreds of police and firemen toiled in the rain today to recover bodies from an olive treecovered hillside where an Olympic Airways airliner crashed in a thunder storm killing all 90 persons aboard It Contd on Page 2 Ann Landers 7 Classified Ads 12 13 Comics11 Crossword13 Obituaries 2 Society Club10 Sports4 5 Defense Is Being Held I At Chicago NEW CASTLE Pa UPI Four persons including an off Carey accused the Labor duty Pennsylvania state police Department Monday of trying man were killed Monday night effect to influence the outcome of the when the troopers personal where election Boyle charged Yablon auto collided with another car heavy ski used the courts as a Three of the victims died in One to two inches of new snow campaign forum He issued a tne crash and a fourth died was common in the area statement predicting victory in early today at a hospital There Monday night Duluth logged the election were no other occupants of the two inches bringing the snow Boyle cast an absentee ballot two cars and state police were depth there to nearly two feet in his home district on Montana looking for witnesses to deterLight snow fell during the remaining in Washington to exactly how the accident morning from the Dakotas to await the returns Yablonski occurred Michigan In the West a band for 10 years a member of the Police identified the victims of snow extended from the CHICAGO The first UMW Executive Board was to as Jonn 30 of Edinburg interior of the Pacific Northwitness for the defense took the vote in his home district in Lawrence County a state troopwest and the Northern Rockies stand Monday in the trial of Contd on Page 8 er since 1965 and GeorSe Ni across the intermountain pleaseven men charged with chols 54 of Edinburg the drivteau and was headed for the conspiring to incite riots at the ers Jacob A Starr Jr 19 of Rockies An inch of new snow 1968 Democratic National Con Campbell Ohio and Loyal was common Monday night vention Contd on Page 3 Contd on Page 8 The judge ruled he could not testify However two defense witnesses did testify The defense called Dr Edward J Sparling president emeritus of Roosevelt Universi ty and chairman of a citizens group which published a report on police activity in the Civic Center Plaza April 27 1968 in which police broke up an antiwar demonstration US District Court Judge Julius J Hoffman ruled Sparl Contd on Page 3 Onassis said the plane carried 85 passengers and five crew members The passen gers included one foreigner a West German and seven Greek m ilitary officers The propellerdriven DC6 was approaching Athens Airport on a 65minute flight from Khania on the Island of Crete Monday night when it hit the 1500foot hill called Paneion and burst into flames 30 miles south of the capital Olympic said the cause of the crash was not immediately determined The airline dis counted sabotage Determining the cause will prove difficult since the plane carried no flight recorder the socalled black box that records all mechanical operations and communications while a plane is in the air The point where the plane hit is a 45minute walk from the nearest road in a remote section of vineyards and olive trees Authorities said the pilot chose a littleused approach corridor to the airport Planes customarily approach Athens Airport from a pattern several Contd on Page 8 Community Center To Extend Drive A Week 3 TV Networks Present Only Limited Comments Husbands Will Leave Quarantine Wailing time is nearly over for the wives of the Apollo 12 astronauts The three man crew will leave the quarantine quarters In Houston on Thursday Plans are presently being mide for the flight of Apollo 13 Ed Busas dollar per family drive to Save the Community Cen ter has been extended for one week due to some unexpected volunteer help from the Hunting don Area High School girls varsity club During this week teams of girls from the varsity club will be campaigning downtown each evening soliciting funds for the community center from shoppers in the Huntingdon business district Each of the girls will be wearing a white pin for identification Participating In the solicita tion will be Tina Crosby Beth English Pauly FilsonNancyGlb boney Kathi Grove Debbie Grubb Vivian Hammers Rose mary Hammon Harden Sue Harden Beverly Jamison Jeannette Kyper Cindy Liv ingston Eleanor Lloyd KimNor ris Debbie Wolfe Jean Blnney and Margo Fuiek Busa stated that response to his personal appeal for a dol lar from every family has been good after getting off to a slow start About has been collected and the noney Is still coming in The goal set by board of di rectors member Busa was however so those persons who intended to contribute to Save the Community Center and have merely been putting off writing the check send It this week to A E Busa Huntingdon Community Center Huntingdon Pa A final report on the collection will be available next week fol lowing completion of the down town solicitation by the HAHS girls varsity club SHOPPING I DAYS LEFT j CHRISTMAS SEALS FIGHT EMPHYSEMA TUBERCULOSIS AND AIR POLLUTION WASHINGTON UPI The nations three major television networks criticized for com ments their analysts made after President Nixons Nov 3 Vietnam speech presented only limited comments after Nixons news conference Monday night The two situations cannot be properly compared however since the Nov 3 speech was a longbllled anticipated address of major policy significance while Mondays news confer ence was just one of the Presidents occasional meetings with the media Nonetheless it was not likely Vice President Spiro T Agnew would find much to criticize In the comments offered Monday night It was Agnew who accused some television com mentators of hostility in their remarks on the heels of the Nov 3 speech to an audience Inherited from Nixon NBC Monday offered about 10 minutes of review and com ment CBS about five minutes and ABC about three minutes The National Education Tele vision Network however ran a 30minute round table discus sion with comments from both supporters and critics of the President CBS with Eric Severeid and Roger Mudd gave a general review of the conference Severeid said there were no surprises and no departures from previous policy Mudd Contd on Page 8 WEATHER Clearing and mild today High upper 30s to mid 40s Fair and cool tonight Low in the 20s Increasing cloudi ness and mild Wednesday with a chance of rain and snow developing late In the day High upper 30s to mid 40s Thursdays outlook with rain and snow mixed   

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