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Daily News (Newspaper) - December 18, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY VOL 48 NtfJE CENTS PER COPT HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION THURSDAY DECEMBER 18 1969 PHONE 6434040 274 Opposition Grows To Utility Surcharge Tax Democrats Attacking Proposal HARRISBURG UPI The Senate moved to a showdown today on a million tax package featuring a controver sial 10 per cent surcharge on utility bills The revenue measures were moved into position for final consideration Wednesday as op to the surcharge plan popped up from several quar ters Both parties held caucuses today in advance of the Senate session The majority Republi can bloc was reported to be short of mustering the 26 votes needed to pass the package Senate Democratic Leader Ernest P Kline of Beaver Falls said he found no sup port whatsoever for the sur charge plan in his caucus The surcharge would be ap plied to electric telephone gas Contd on Page 6 Judges Charges With Extortion Conspiracy Newarks Mayor Free Under Bail NEWARK N J UPt Charged with extortion conspiracy and income tax evasion Newark Mayor Hugh J Addonizio left federal court under bail Wednesday to return to his office to conduct the citys business We will have our day in court he said and The mayor and 14 other persons including three city Holiday Bowl CHARLES W MILLER Senators Reverse House Vote WASHINGTON IT I Senate under unexpected last minute pressure from the administration reversed the House and voted down two Southernbacked moves to slow school desegregation Western Union messengers dutifully following orders to deliver telegrams personally to senators awakened members of the Senate Appropriations Committee at 4 am Monday The message was a ninepage telegram from Secretary Robert H Finch of Health Education and Welfare HEW urging opposition to the House passed provisions on school busing and freedom of choice Contd on Page 16 councilmen and a reputed Mafia figure charged Wednesday with tax evasion and conspiracy in an alleged extortion plot The federal grand jury actions followed by a day the indictments of 55 persons on conspiracy and gambling char ges in a widespread probe of organized crime and govern ment corruption in New Jersey Suspect In Burglary Apprehended Flames Visible In Huntingdon Blaze state Police today announced the arrest of Thorias Franklin This was the scene late yesterday morning when firemen from Huntingdon arrived at the McCamant apartment build ing at 310 Penn Street in Huntingdon Flames were racing through the three story structure as the Daily News photo Heavy Damage From Water Smoke grapher caught this picture as firemen were swinging into action The blaze was extremely difficult to contain as it raced through partitions in the building The 15 were charged with 65 counts of extorting payments of Allen 38 of 347 Hand Avenue to from the Lancaster for the burglarizing Constrand Inc an engineering of the Holiday Bowl along Route Contd on Page 5 From Greenwood State Park Gets Funds MRS CHARLES W MILLER Doorway Contest Is Sunday A Lewistown couple which has won many prizes in that Com munitys Christmas doorway contest will serve as judges for Standing Stone GardenClubs con test during this Yuletide season Mr and Mrs Charles W Mil ler of 114 Grand Parkway North Lewistown will start their jud ging assignment at 6 oclock Sun day night December 21 accom panied by the contest chairman Contd on Page 7 Morgenthau Is Dropped By Nixon NEW YORK Attorney Robert M Morgen thau a Democratic holdover in the nations No 2 appointive legal post is refusing to make way for the man President Nixon has chosen to succeed him The White House announced Wednesday that Nixon has designated former New York State Sen Whitney North Seymour Jr to replace Morgen thau as US attorney for the Southern District of New York The 50yearold incumbent however says he intends to stay on the job until I am Contd on Page 5 22 east of Allen is being held in Hunting don County Jail charged with burglary and lacency His bail was set at cash by Jus tice of the Peace Mary Lightner at his arraignment Huntingdon State Police went to Lancaster Monday night in connection with the investigation Contd on Page 7 Fire Destroys Apartment Building Loss Is WEATHER Library Awaiting Summer Job Lists A rush of summer job inquir ies at the Huntingdon County Library is premature because HARRISBURG Development of an article published in this by the State Depart nent of Fornewspaper ests and Waters of Greenwood Each year the library acquires State Park is assured with the the Summer Employment Dir allocating by the General State ectory of the United but Authority financing agency notification that it had already of a total of for the probeen received by the county 1970 Budget For Library Is Approved The board of trustees of the Huntingdon County Library met in a special session at the library yesterday to deal with several business matters that were not cared for at the regular meeting held last week Chief item of business was the adoption of the 1970 budget for the library An amount of was voted The board named Alberta Y Haught assistant librarian to serve on the comriittee of lib rarians which is being formed to advise the Johnstown Rehabilita tion Center on its library clerk training program Specifically she will advise on employment opportunities for the handicapped in libraries A highly successful dinner was the pastorate of the UnitedChurch Reports were heard from the in the Mount Union Area of Warner Warner New HampFinance Buidling and Building High School cafeteria last night shire He served as counselor Financial Campaign Committees honoring the Senior Citizens of on the staff of the Neighborhood A member of the Mount Union the borough of Mount Union Service Center in Mount Union Teen Club assisted in cleaning the and was instrumental in organ Mount Union Branch Library izing the center Capably serving as toastmaster for the holiday event was Nathaniel Trice former board Increasing cloudiness and not so cold today withachance of light rain or drizzle late this afternoon Highs mid to upper 30s Cloudy and turning colder with rain dunging to occasional snow tonight Lows upper 20s to low 30s Friday cloudy and cold with snow flur ries likely Highs in the 20s Outlook for Saturday mostly cloudy and cold with a chance of snow flurries Senior Citizens Feted At Banquet Approximately 100 persons at tended this gala affair also planned to give recognition to the Rev and Mrs William J Wedlock during the past month Increased Contd on Page 7 iect the department said today Bids recently received for bull ding the park facilities planned by the department exceeded the original allocation of by At the request of the department GSA has set up additional funds to permit awar ding contracts in a total of the revised estimated costs of the construction indicated by the lowest bids submitted for the project Contd on Page 7 Contd on Page 71 Pastor Medlock minister of the chairman of the Neighborhood Cmntv American Baptist LargerParish Service Center Z neviews with churches in Mount Union Donald Graffious of Hopewell Saltillo and Three Springs for executive director of TriCounty the past SVzyears has accepted Contd on Page 6 Firemen from six fire companies fought for several hours in freezing weather Wednesday to extinguish a stubborn fire which destroyed a three story brick apartment building at 310 Street in Huntingdon Fire Chief Robert Jess ell estimated that the loss in the des truction of the building was with a loss in con tents to the occupants in the eightapartment structure The building was owned by Henry C McCamant Huntingdon County Commissioner He and his wife occupied the one apart ment in the structure Seven other persons were routed from the building and several lost all of their possessions in the tragic preChristmas blaze The costly fire the worst in Huntingdon Borough this year apparently started in the apartment of Mrs Gladys Griffith on the second floor rear She was reportedly cleaning an artificial Christmas tree with gasoline and was injured when the fire ig nited with a flash explosion Mrs Griffith was treated at the J C Blair Memorial Hospital for first and second degree burns of the face and arms and for lacerations of the legs caused by flying debris after the explosion The first alarm sounded in Huntingdon at am and firemen from the No 1 No 2 and Hook and Ladder Fire Companies re sponded When firemen arrived on the scene the rear of the apartment building was a mass of flames and wooden porches and entrance steps were engulfed in flames Calls for assistance were quickly sounded and the Smithfleld McConnellstown and Alexandria Fire Companies responded and brought equipment and men to the scene Huntingdon Fire Chief Jess ell and assistant chiefs George Wil son and Gilbert Mountain directed the efforts of the firemen About a half hour after responding to the alarm the firemen appeared to be achieving control of the blaze and Chief Jessell related that he and several other men were checking the blaze in the Griffith apartment when it became apparent that the fire had entered a false ceiling In an apartment on the third floor and was burning over the heads of the firemen Until midafternoon the volunteer firemen struggled to quell the stubborn fire and poured thousands of gallons of water on the burn ing structure The flames broke through the roof in the rear of the apartment building and also threatened the adjoining Colonial Hotel building The two Huntingdon pumpers and hook and ladder truck were at the scene along with the three company service trucks CD truck and ambulance Smithfleld brought a pumper and squad Contd on Page 10 vhich penn Congress Is Adding To Inflation WASHINGTON UPI Pres ident Nixon says the Democra ticcontrolled Congress by in creasing government spending and cutting taxes is adding to inflation hole in every bodys pocket In a tart message to leaders of the Senate and House Nixon Wednesday asked the lawma kers to stop boosting his budget requests no matter what the cost in political popularity He said The Congress appears to be well on its way to substituting tax reduction for tax reform This will harm rather than help the average taxpayer Inflation is the most unfair tax of all A few hours after Nixons message the House passed 259 to 156 a bill to give the Preside standby power lo order controls over consumer Contd on Page 5 2 Hurt In Crash Kiwanis Plans Saturday Yule Party For Tots The Huntingdon Kiwanis Clubs second annual Christmas party for Huntingdon young school chil dren will be held this Saturday morning in Oiler Hall Juniata College The party for children of pre school age through third grade will begin at am Saturday Activities for the morning will include movies games singing entertainment door prizes agift bag for every child attending Contd on Page 10 Use Areas Are Recommended Saltillo Approves Sewer Plan Agriculture Land A completed feasibility study for sewerage and sewage treat ment for Saltillo Borough was presented at the meeting of the Huntingdon CountyPlanningCom mission last evening The com mission met at oclock in the courthouse Prepared by Harris Henry and Potter Inc consulting en gineers for the Borough of Sal tillo out of Buckingham Pa Contd on Page 6 Report Is Given HARRISBURG UPI Gov Raymond P Shafer has received a report containing recommendations aimed at preventing a billion INSIDE THE NEWS Pastor And Wife Honored At Dinner One hundred persons attended a banquet last night honoring Senior Citizens of Mount Union and giving special recognition to the Rev and Mrs William J Medlock The Medlocks were presented gifts from the Neighborhood Service Center and the Tri County Community Action Agency for their services In the Center and the community Mrs Mary Wilson left center coordinator is making the presentation to Mrs Medlock and Pastor Medlock Is receiving a gift from Donald Graffious executive director of the Tri County Community Action Agency Ann Landers3 Classified Ads 14 15 Comics13 Crossword 15 Obituaries2 Pennsylvania Story 11 Society Club12 Soorts4 Sunday School Iosson dollar commonwealth business The business provides employment for 21 million Pennsylvanians who earn billion annually It is also running out of land The final report of the gover nors committee for the preser vation of agricultural land sub mitted Wednesday notes that 115 acres of prime farm land is lost to other uses daily It points out that almost half of the farmland tilled in 1900 is no longer in food production member committee appointed by Shafer two years ago recommended establish ment of agricultural use 8 areas a minimum of 4000 from depleting its resources acres each which would be protected in various ways from development by industry home builders or other nonagricultu ral interests The proposal known as the Agricultural Land Conservation Plan is strongly based on fi nancial considerations Tax assessments would be levied on agricultural values only ignoring current property market values Owners would be compensated for allowing hunting and fishing on their lands and for maintaining wa tershed protection in addition Contd on Page G Two persons were injured last evening in an truckcar acci dent on the Cold Springs Road 15 miles north of Huntingdon H Jesse Park 38 Box 112 Mapleton Depot was hurt when he was thrown from the cab ol the 1949 Ford truck he was op erating at the time of the wreck He suffered abrasions contusions and brush burns but did not seek medical attention immediately A boy Thomas W Beck enbaugh 9 of 1025 Washington Street Huntingdon suffered a minor iniury of his right knee State Police said the accident happened at pm as Park Contd on Page 7 1 J i CHRISTMAS SEALS FIGHT EMPHYSEMA TUBERCULOSIS AND AIR POLLUTION
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