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   Daily News (Newspaper) - December 22, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY NEWS State Library Education Building rrisbtira Pa 17126 VOL 48 CENTS ran HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION SATURDAY DECEMBER 22 1969 PHONE 6434040 No 277 State Lawmakers Try To Resolve Deadlock BS2s Pound Arak Bump Proposal At Rabat North Viet Yank Peace Plan Given BrushOff RABAT Morocco UPI Arab world leaders brushed aside what they considered a diversionary U S Middle East peace plan and went ahead today with the business of mobilizing against Israel In Unusual Christmas 000 Loss In South 4th Street Fire A threeroom iVi story dwelling along South Fourth Street was destroyed by fire Sunday morning Mrs Jennie Parks 57 occupant of the frame house escaped injury in the fire but lost many of the furnishings as the flames spread rapidly through the structure Smithfield and Huntingdon firemen fought the fire in bitter cold weather Loss was set at 52000 State Also Promised Sleet Freezing Rain Winter Brings Warnings Heavy Snow Bad Driving CeaseFire Violations Expected SAIGON UPIAllied intel ligence officers predicted today the Viet Cong will violate their own Christmas ceasefire with scattered attacks in the provin ces surrounding Saigon We have every reason to believe they will violate this ceasefire just as they have all the others one of the officials said We think subregional not divisionsized units will be involved The threeday Viet Cong standdown for Christmas is scheduled to begin at 1 am Saigon time Wednesday 12 noon Tuesday 17 hours before the Allies begin their 24 hour truce There were these other developments Guerrilla groundfire shot down a US helicopter Sunday just below the Demilitarized Zone killing eight Americans and wounding two It brought to Contd on Page 18 Heavy snow blanketed the Northeast today with some areas braced for 10 or more inches Hazardous driving warnings were up in the lower Midwest and winds gusted to 100 miles an hour on the slopes of the Rockies It was the first full day of winter Slippery Roads Touch Off Snowcovered highways were blamed for two accidents last night in which one person was injured and three vehicles and a pole were damaged a total of The first crash occurred on C off mans Hill on Route 22 in Porter Township 15 miles east of Alexandria Chalmer Blain Horton 20 Mount Union RD 1 was east bound at pm driving a 1965 Ford Mustang Kenneth J Ilg 44 of 50 Nancy Street Barberton Ohio operating an International trucktractor hauling a semitrailer also was eastbound Ilg was in the pro cess of passing the Horton car when the Mustang went into a skid on the slippery highway and Contd on Page 5 Heavy snow warnings and travelers warnings i effect for a 12state area from Ohio and New York south to Alabama and South Carolina Gale warnings were up for the New England Coast as the deep low pressure cell causing the storm moved northward Mountain areas of Northern West Virginia had more than six inches of snow late Sunday with at least four more expected Snow was falling Contd on Page 7 Dwelling Destroyed By Flames Fire of undetermined origin destroyed a story frame dwelling along South Fourth Street south of Huntingdon Sun day morning with a loss estimated at about 32000 Mrs Jennie Parks 57 widow of Homer Parks formerly of Cassville was forced to flee into subfreezing weaher as the flames spread rapidly througli her threeroom home When Smithfield firemen arrived on the scene the fire Contd on Page 5 Targets SAIGON B52 bombers mounted their hea viest raids along the Cambo dian border in two weeks Sunday night and today in the campaign against North Vietna mese infiltration The American Command said it sent seven waves of Stratofortresses on raids against a target area 80 to 100 miles north of Saigon a long time entry point for Hanoi soldiers coming into the south ern war zone Allied intelligence reports have said infiltration has nearly tripled in the past few weeks through Laos and Cambodia perhaps portending a winter spring offensive Military spokesmen reported two terror attacks Sunday one killing two US Marines and wounding 15 on the northern coast the other killing seven civilians and wounding 18 southwest of Saigon The Marines were riding in a truck between Da Nang and An Hoa when a 50pound mine exploded beneath the vehicle The civilians were victims of a time bomb in a market 42 miles below Saigon in the Mekong Delta American infantrymen pa trolling around the capital Sunday reported killing 32 Vjet Cong and North Vietnamese with the help of aerial gunships One GI suffered wounds in the tour scattered skirmishes The1 B52 raids alongthe Cambodian border during the Contd on Page 2 The summit conference of the heads of state from 11 Arab nations and diplomats from four others got under way one day late Sunday on an American note Mai Gen Gaafar el Numeiri chairman of the Sudans Revolutionary Council told the delegates that by supporting Israel the United States is placing itself in open confronta tion with the Arab nation and is standing in the position of an enemy to the Arabs Arab diplomats said the conference had ignored the latest US proposal for settle ment between Israel and Jordan a plan that calls in part for the withdrawal of Israel troops from the Jordanian territory they captured in the 1967 war President Gamal Abdel Nas ser of Egypt in an hourlong speech implored the delegates to set aside intraArab conflicts and get down to discussion on their readiness for what he considers another unavoidable war with Israel Almost automatically the kings princes presidents and delegation heads approved a threepoint plan for marshaling all their resources against Israel for increasing support to the Arab guerrilla movement Contd on Page 5 Manson To Enter Plea In Slayings LOS ANGELES UPI Charles Manson accused high priest of a weird hippie cult and two of his young women followers enter pleas today to conspiracy and murder charges stemming from the brutal Tate LaBianca slayings The Superior Court hearing will bring Manson 35 face to face with Linda Louise Kasa bian 20 and Leslie Van Houten 20 for the first time since they were rounded up at a commune near Eeath Valley Manson and Mrs Kasabian were indicted Dec 8 on seven counts of murder and one count of conspiracy in the slayings of five persons at the home of actress Sharon Tate Aug 9 and the killing two days later of Leno LaBianca a wealthy grocer and Ms wife Miss Van Houten also was indicted on a conspiracy charge but only two murder counts were lodged against her in connection with the LaBianca killings Contd on Page 18 ion HARRISBURG UPI The General Assembly warned that Pennsylvania faces a crip pling curtailment of services and the loss of job producing new Industry unless the fiscal deadlock is resolved today began an unusual Christmas week meeting Only token floor sessions were planned today to enable legisa tive leaders to resume their struggle to devise a way out of the million corner they have painted themselves into on a budget for the 19G970 fiscal year already nearly six months old The warning was issued dur ing the weekend by the Shafer Administration which said that unless the stalemate is broken in the near future there were these bleak possibilities The closing of as many as four state mental institutions State scholarship recipients will be forced to either leave college or borrow money at high interest About million in federal redevelopment assistance funds Contd on Page 5 Yoders Cop First Prize Car Stolen In First Major Strike Out Of Saltillo Found At Meadow Gap WEATHER Travelers warnings in effect today C loudy with snow today Occasional light snow or snow flurries likely tonight windy and colder Additional ac cumulation of 2 to 4 inches through tonight High today upper 20s to low 30s Low tonight upper teens to low 20s Tuesday variable cloudiness and cold with chance of snow flurries High in 20s Wed nesdays outlook mostly cloudy with chance of snow A veryoriginal musicaldoor with drum horn violin and sheet of music created by Mr and Mrs Marvin Yoder at thair home 1824 Mifflin Street won first prize in the Standing Stone Garden Clubs Christmas lighted joorway con Mrs CharlesWMiUer of Lewis The Lewistown residents ex pressed pleasure in the overall appearance of Huntingdon and Smithfield adorned for the first Contd on Page 5 500 LOSS By Turnpike Board A Berks County mans car as damaged Sunday mor ing when It ploughed into a tele hone pole in Newburg Todd ownship John H Brill 45 Box 275 ouglassville the owneropera r of the 1969 Dodge sedan was ot injured in the am mis ap State Police said Brill was estbound on Route 894 when he tiled to negotiate a sharp left urn and crashed into the pole cross arm on the pole was bro en as a result of the impact Growth Center In County Indicated From Jersey Jailed Larceny Four New Jersey residents vo adults and two 16yearold ays were arrested Saturday by untingdon State Police and jailed ilarceny charges The four were apprehended in of the State Police nead arters on Route 22 after they id bought gas at two area ser ce stations and pulled away ithout paying the ttb Contd on Page 18 The turnpike district planning and development com mission met Friday at noon at the Penn Alto Hotel Altoona The commission approved the support of three lughway pro jects a business development loan and received word from the Commonwealth o f Pennsylvania that its 24 Appalachian project package would be submitted with the states approval to the Ap palachian Regional Commission The district commission ap proved the designation of a growth center area in Hunting don County The designation would provide for eligibility of funds from Economic Develop ment Administration Area would conform to corridor formerly Routes 22 26 and 522 In response to a proposal from executive director Stephen C Mandes the district unanimously approved that US 219 br desig nated as an Appalachian develop ment highway from Ebensburg to the New York state lino Th highway is presently designated as an Appalachian development road from Maryland line only to Ebensburg Such designation would enable the construction to be 50 per cent financed by the Appalachian commission The District also voted to sup port the route 220 interchange as recommended by the District Dept of Highways in lieu of the alternative interchange of Dun cansville The Board action fol lowed a presentation by Robert Sutler director of Blair County In otheraction the district agreed to pursue a proposal by the Flintlock Corporation of Sil ver Springs Maryland for a business loan as part of a planned million resort complex to be built in Somerset County The commission approved sup port of a Cambria County Plan ning Commission Plan to con struct a full interchange on the proposel route at the Cresson sunnit Irvinir Ham executive director f the state planning boar pre suited the districts Appalachian project package as approved by Contd on Page 181 Court Session Cancelled Due To Bad Weather Because of bad weather to days session ofHuntingdonCoun ty Court was cancelled this mor ning by Judge R Merle Heffner The jurist had planned to pre side at a nonjury trial starting at am today The defense attorney from Mif flintown two state troopers sta tioned at MeConnellsburg and wit nesses from Dublin Township called early today to state that road conditions were extremely hazardous in their areas Judge Heffner then cancelled todays session but said that another nonjury trial set for tomorrow is still scheduled at present A 1967 Chevrolet coupe in Saltillo Saturday night was found abandoned yesterday along Route 31006 near Meadow Gap six miles south of Rockhlll Fur nace The car is owned by Lanny Gene Starr Saltillo He parked it in front of his home Saturday night and found it was missing Sunday it am He re the theft to Huntingdon State Police The keys were in the ignition Gene Bennett Three Springs located the car near Meadow Gap yesterday morning at oclock It was reported that the car was not damaged the gas supply had been exhausted 3 Suspected Arab Forces Hit Israeli Outposts Arab guerrilla headquarters said its men attacked a string of Israeli outposts along a 21mile sector of the Lebanese border today It was their first major strike out of Lebanon The announcement from tne Palestinian Armed Struggle the Beirut government in Command in Amman coincided October to set up camps in with reports of a second Lebanon despite the govern successive day of heavy artillements fear of retaliatory ry duels between Israeli and Israeli air strikes Jordanian forces along their Arab leaders holding their frontier first summit since 1967 in Guerrilla spokesmen said the Rabat Morocco voted Sunday offensive along the Lebanese to increase their support for the border began at midnight Arab guerrilla movement and against the Israeli settlements for Palestinian insurgents in of Al Matallah Kfar Gelwadi Israelioccupied Arab territory Kiriat Shmona and Dan It Israel issued no communique continued past daybreak they on the Lebanese border fighting said but said fighting flared anew The guerrillas after two along the Jordanian frontier weeks of fightingLebanese despite nearly four hours of troops won permission from Contd on Page 2 Former Governor Duff Dies HARRISBURG UPI Fu neral services for James H Duff Pennsylvanias 99th governor will be held Wednesday in Har risburg where Duff was des tined Saturday when he collapsed at Washington National Airport The body will remain at Kim mel Funeral Home here until 2 pm Wednesday when services will be conducted at the Pine Street United Presbyterian Church Private burial services will be held Friday in Carnegie Duff 86 had been offered a ride from downtown Washington to the airport by a friend David Fuss but he apparently prefer red to take a cab While awaiting a flight to Har risburg he was stricken in front of the air terminal building and was pronounced dead on arrival at George Washington University Contd on Page 5 INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 20 Classified Ads18 19 Comics 17 Crossword 19 Obituaries 2 Society Club 16 Sports 4 Through These Doors 24 T LAlc ATHENS sus pected Arab commandos ar rested as they tried to board a Trans World Airlines plane with guns and grenades could get life sentences if convicted on charges of attempted airliner hijacking and illegal possession of arms A source close to Athens police said the trio intended to force the American airliner to fly to Tunisia and possessed a Contd on Page 5 Fast Drastic Action Needed Shirley Home Facilities Fail To Meet Standards CHRISTMAS SEAIS fIGHT EMPHYSEMA TUBERCULOSIS AND AID POUUTION Huntingdon Flue Fire Is Reported The entire HuntlngdonFireDe partment responded in sub freezing weather Smday morn ing for a flue fire at the John Lemin home 505 Church Street Fire Chief Robert Jessellsaid the blaze caused no damage Assistant Chiefs George B Wilson Jr and Gilbert N Moun tain directed the work of the vol unteer firemen who responded when the sirens sounded at am EDITORS NOTE This is the second of a series of ar ticles noting the needs of Hunt ingdon Countys health care services and facilities Its been out there for 112 years Its been dubbed with such names as The Pest House The Alms House The Poor House and more gently The County Home In fact its been out there so long people miy tnke the Shirley Home for the Aged for granted All except those who have to live there a scattering of peo pie who have had close contact with it and those responsible for its operation and the welfare of its residents the Hunting don County Board of Commission ers Located 12 miles from Hunt ingdon below Mount Union in Shir leysburg the Shirley Home isthe last refuge for 57 elderly people crowded into antiquated facilities which are to house 55 persons In addition there is a waiting list of approximately 20 who are eligible to enter the home Plans are being formulated to ease the situation provide addi tional facilities and adequate health care service for the co untys senior citizens while re taining the home at its present location We are faced with an unusual situation in Huntingdon County the commissioners say Nation wide the G5 and over age group makes up about nine per cent of the total population Here in Huntingdon County 12 per cent of our residents are 65 or older And by 1980 this is expected to increase to 14 per cent While they are able to rattle off a long list of deficiencies at the home the commissioners cited the distance from compre hensive medical facilities J C Blair Memorial the most important In the first place it is dif ficult to get doctors to go out to the home they said Second if one of our guests becomes seriously ill it is a long trip to the hospital Third if one of them needs recurring treatment in the hospital on an outpatient basis transporting him or her becomes a problem To properly care for these people there should be at least one registered nurse on each shift plus one for the swing shift or a total of four nurses on the Contd on Page 7   

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