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   Daily News (Newspaper) - December 15, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                THE DAILY NEWS VOL 48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION PA MONDAY DECEMBER 15 1969 No 271 President To Update Vietnam War Report Television IS Tonight WASHINGTON UPI ident Nixon will give the American people an updated report on the Vietnam War today Perhaps including plans to bring home as many as 40000 more soldiers The speech to be carried live on radio and television at 6 pm EST will be limited to about five minutes according to the White House The official announcement said The President will make a brief report to the American people on recent developments regarding the Vietnam situa tion The report will be an update of the Presidents Nov 3 address It was on Nov 3 Nixon first told the nation he had a timetable for end the Viet nam War a timetable that placed emphasis on turning conduct of the war over to the South Vietnamese rather than negotiating a peace at Paris In a news conference last Monday Nixon said the war would end reeardless of what happened at the peace talks Troops withdrawals from Contd on Page 5 Head Phase Two Is Completed Troop Withdrawal Ahead Of Schedule SAIGON UPI The U S Command officially announced DR JOHN W OSWALT Dr John W Oswalt 52 ex ecutive vice president of the Uni versity of California campus sys tem will become the 13th pre sident of Pennsylvania State University on July 1 He was unanimously elected to the post by the PSU board of trustees to succeed Dr Eric A Walker Four Are Killed Loss Over ion In Storm On Slippery Road 3 Hurt In 3Vehicle Accident Three persons were injured in a threevehicle accident yes terday on snowcovered Route 22 west of Mount Union One of the cars involved in the crash demolished with total loss in the wreck being set at 31300 It was one of four accidents investigated during the weekend by State Police of the Hunting don substation The Injured persons Arlene G Smucker S19 Fifth Street Huntingdon Mabel Carnathan 47 of 252 West State StreetQuarry and Thomas Dixon S Kirkwood were rushed to the J C Blair Memorial Hospital in the Mount Union firemens ambulance After being treated at the hospital they were releas ed State Police said the accident happened at am on the eastern slope of Motel 22 Hill west of Mount Union T James 32 Box 202 Scott dale RD 1 was westbound driving a 1968 CMC truck trac tor hauling a Gindy semitrailer Contd on Page IS Models Are Helpful To Politician A pair of attractive Huntingdon County joung women may have inadvertantly boosted the poli tical stock of Pennsylvania Attor ney General William C Sennett Data on the incident is reported in todays Pennsylvania Story written by Mason Denison Sennett was appearing before one of the regular meetings of Republican Party leaders in the 12th Congressional District The meeting this time was being held In a room at Motel 22 east of Huntingdon While the attorney general was sounding out the party big wigs about his possible chances of getting the GOP gubernatorial nod Mrs BarbaraHeatonof Hunt Contd on Page 5N today the completion of President Nixons of 35000 more men from Vietnam and said another 11500 had left without fanfare Headquarters gave no explan ation for the departure of the additional 11500 Americans who were expected to become part of the Phase Three pullout to be announced by the President tonight f i Fleld reports said the Saigon 1 I 11OTl armv bore mnst of the combat reported Sunday and this morning killing 193 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese in 10 fights Government losses were OXNARD Calif described as light In the Harry Dector and a couple of fighting from the northern war her ladyfriends were blithely zone to the Mekong Delta playing cards Sunday when a In scattered fighting during giant wave rolled in off the the Same period US troops Pacific and lifted their reported killing at least 72 twostory multiple dwelling guerrilla troops Three Ameri several inches off its foundacans died and 27 were wounded tion in both the fighting and 12 We ran upstairs1 Mrs overnight shelling attacks Dector said We were pretty The Saigon government an lucky nounced in addition that it now Heavy surf with breakers up controls 925 per cent of the to 24feet high battered SouthSouth Vietnamese population ern California coastal com muniAnd a US Marine general ties over Antes oirtti0 vprgf persons were killed and more of a tremendous breakthrough than 51 million damage was in the war Contd on Page 13 Contd on Page 13 En Route To OES Christmas Party Bus Crash Kills 7 Women 33 Hurt GAP Pa UPI A bus filled with partybound women spun off a snowslicked rural road Sunday scattering gaily wrapped Christmas packages in a ditch and streaking the fresh snow with blood Seven women died The bus chartered in Phi Snow Adds To View Of Courthouse Even the staid old Huntingdon County Courthouse takes on a new look after Sundays pictureperfect snowfall that blanketed all sections of the county The weatherman today called for more of the same with predictions of one to three more inches of snow today Sunday turned out to be a great day off for children in the district who took advantage of the seasons biggest snow fall Plan For Dav Work Week Assembly Begins Decisive Drive To Solve Problems WEATHER Travelers warnings in effect today Cloudy windy and cold with occasional light snow or snow flurries today tonight and Tuesday One to 3 inches additional snow accumulation High today upper 20s to lower 30s Low tonight upper teens to mid 20s High Tuesday in the 20s Wednesday var iable cloudiness and not so cold s t r e a k e d wlth ladelphia by Chapter 68 of the blood Order of the Eastern Star was Flshtails Road bound for preholiday ChristD3ScendlnK a slippery mile mas party as a Masonic lodge long on Route 30i tne bus in Elizabethtown Pa It carried fistailed off the roadj rammed 41 passengers mostly elderly a uttuty anA snapped a women Besides the seven Mgh tMgion wlre lt killed 33 women were injured camp tQ regt Qn Us side at the Two of the victims were bottom Qf a fivefoot embank thrown halfway out a window ment when the bus careened off the G Robert Eby o Gapj wno road and were pinned under was driving Ws car up the M11 the vehicle until rescue workers pulled off the side of the road could right it wijen he sau the swishing A lot of brightly wrapped from sidetoside on the ice Christmas packages were snow Was packed like spread all over all sizes of glasS Eby said There were Mailing On Increase At Post Office i Its here the time for hustle and bustle and the season of good cheer Postmaster Jay Pol lock of Mount Union wishes to stress the importance of mailing Christmas greetings as soon as possible We arent rushed yet but its picking up so dont be among those who wait until the very last minute to do your mailing stated Pollock Remember to write legibly Include zip numbers and your return address on all mall It is not a breach of etiquette to use your return address on your greeting cards rather it is a help to those whom you are send ing cards as these people usually depend on you to inform them of your new or correct address They are able to update their address files and records Pol Contd on Page 5 boxes a witness said The Contd on Page 5 Dr Eisenhower Sees Need ToOutlawHandgunsInUS 4 From Area Graduate At Penn State Four seniors from the Hunting don area were among the 1147 degree recipients at commence ment exercises yesterday after noon at the Pennsylvania State University marking the close of HARRISBURG UPI The will probably be decisive in fiscal deadlock will end or sessions Legislative leaders and t h e administration of Gov Ray mond P Shafer appear to bo touching all bases in a drive to impose a tax program and clean up the odds Tends still hanging For one thing leaders on both sides of the political aisle have informed the lawmakers to be prepared for a five day work week If sp it will be the first one in more than 11 months of this years sessions For another Shafer told members of his cabinet earlier this week of the possibility of the long tax stalemate being broken He ordered them to get behind a drive to generate sup port for the program which would include a state income lax The governor also has been lining up support of Republican county chairmen who are being asked to lean on GOP lawmak ers to back the income tax There are reports that to help generate support for the tax compromise the leaders are preparing an attempt to link a legislative salary increase to part of the proposal The In crease could be as much as 38000 a year added to sal aries and expense accounts to bring the basic amount to S20 000 annually per lawmaker The plan presumably would be to tack on the legislat i v e pay increase to one of the busi ness taxes in a conference committee The income tax would be added to a pending Contd on Page 11 legislative week beginning today determing whether the yearlong drag on into the 1970 legislative One Stillborn Engineers Wife Has Sextuplets LONDON7 23year old British housewife who took fertility drugs after three years of marriage gave birth to sextuplets early today Five were In good condition but the sixth was stillborn The babies were born seven weeks prematurely to Mrs Rosemary Letts wife of a computer engineer Doctors at Londons University College Hospital said the babies were delivered by Caesarian section beginning at am It was the third time in the Contd on Page 5 INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 7 Classified Ads 16 i 17 Comics15 Crossword17 Obituaries 2 Society Club14 Sports 4 5 Through These Doors 12 Scholarship Recipients In Trouble HARRISBURGlUP Tlie Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance cAgency PHEAAz says more than 800 state schol arship recipients have been issued ultimatums from out of state colleges on overdue tuition bills And the agency warns that this number will grow signifi cantly if the General Assembly fails to resolve the year long budget stalemate this week The PHEAA disclosed during the weekend that 14 colleges have informed scholarship stu dents that either they cannot take final semester exams or they cannot enroll for the com ing semester unless their tui tion is paid Involved are 816 Pennsylvani ans with scholarships worth a total of The scholarship money which is paid directly to the schools and then applied to students accounts was due last Oct 1 But the scholarship programs SI million appropriation has been a prime victim of the leg islative fiscal deadlock The largest bloc of students affected by the action were the 461 Pennsylvania scholrship re cipients at the University of Youngstown in Ohio Their scholarships are worth 3326000 There are some 80000 schol arship recipients at schools Contd on Page 18 the fall term Brown 3i3FourthArea Health Care Services Face Test Street Huntingdon received a BS in rehabilitation education Samuel P Whitsel 1323 Miff lin Street Huntingdon earned his BS degree in secondary educa Contd on Page 51 BALTIMORE UPI Dr Milton S Eisenhower who headed an 18month study of violence in America said today the nation eventually will have to take pistols from private citizens Eisenhower chairman of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence gave his personal views on gun control the causes of violence and student unrest in an interview with United Press International for publication after the panels final report That report came out last weekend He also urged a national commitment for rebuilding the nations cities upgrading law enforcement and criminal jus tlce and continuing the curtail ment of television violence The violence commission was appointed by President Johnson following the assassination of Sen Robert F Kennedy in June 1968 The commission said a national firearms policy significantly reduces the availa bility of handguns will reduce the amount of firearms vi olence Four Members Dissent Four of the 13 conrnission members Sen Roman Hruska RNeb federal Judge Ernest ncrarland Kep Hale Boggs DLa and attorney Leon JaworsW issued a dissenting statement saying Each state should be permitted to deter mine for itself without addition al restrictions by the federal government the system which best meets its needs to control the use of both the hand guns and the long guns Other factors contributing to the rising crime rate in America Elsenhower said are the frustration of black people urban squalor and the effect of television on children Eisenhower said the hopes of black people soared very high and beyond any possibility of realization following the pas sage of civil rights legislation in the late 1950s and early 1960s He said the resulting disap pointment Negroes felt when their hopes were not realized has been a major cause of todays violence Here television has a great influence on their lives because the programs that they watch have been in the past literally dominated by violent Incidents Most Influential Factor I think that television today is obviously the most pervasive and probably the most influen tial single factor in American life We have today a genera tion that has spent more time watching television than it has spent in school He added I am terribly pleased that the amount of violent incidents in television programning starting this fall has been greatly reduced Moving on to other areas he said We unquestionably have to rebuild the cities and overcome the basic socioecon omic conditions that make for a high level of violence This is going to cost billions of dollars per year over a long period of years Elsenhower said But because of the Vietnam War other heavy costs of government and a very high Contd on Page 13 Deadline Set For Stories On Yule Services Stories about special Christ mas services will be published in The Daily News on two separate days These stories will appear in The Daily News on Friday and Saturday December 19 and 20 Churches in the county area in cluding Saxton should submit information about their programs not later than noon December 7 for publication on Decein er 19 Huntingdon and Mount Union hurches should have ion about their programs sub nitted not later than noon De ember 18 for publication on ecember 20 Hospital Concerned Over Its Future Obligations EDITORS is the first of a series of articles to appear in this newspaper expressing the needs of HuntingdonCoun tys health care services and facilities Imagine what would happen if Huntingdon Countys pop ulation now about were to increase suddenly by nearly a million people On the surface such a change would appear to be quite a boon to the area business would be ex ceptionally good moneywould flow into the county salaries would increase along with the general wellbeing of people living here Beneath the surface how ever lurks something of t monster in the guise of un preparedness Huntingdon County at this moment is unprepared for any sudden spurt in population in at least one vital area its health care services and facilities And with the impending op ening of the Raystown Dam which is expected to draw nearly a million tourists to Huntingdon County each year the areas health care ser vices its doctors nurses and hospitals will be put to the test a test county and hospital officials arent sure they can ptss at this time Perched atop a high hill overlooking the community of Huntingdon is J C Blair Memorial Hospital the coun tys only hospital Hospital officials say that while they are barely able to meet the growing needs of the present population it is highly doubtful Blair Hospital can continue to meet its future obligations with its present facilities Couple this con Contd on Page 5 gJ SHOPPING DAYS LEFT CHRISTMAS SEALS FIGHT EMPHYSEMA I TUBERCULOSIS AND AIR POLLUTION   

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