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   Daily News (Newspaper) - December 27, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY NEWS State Library Education Building rrisbursr Pa 17126 VOL 48 JtgKCPIW ran HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION SATURDAY DECEMBER 27 1969 PHONE 6434040 No 281 Fighting Njxon Continues To Work In Viet RenewedQn 70 Budgetary Problems SAIGON Viet VX W namese troops opened up with antitank rockets on a US armored column killing two Americans and wounding 11 In the first major battle reported after the allies Christmas truce The fighting occurred on the northern coast at 7 am Friday 13 hours after the allies resumed offensive operations but 18 hours before the Communists threeday truce for Christmas was to end Two of the guerrilla attackers were killed in the clash 23 miles southeast of D Nang military spokesmen said Da mage to the US tanks and armored personnel carriers was described as light It was the only major clash reported since the end of the 24hour allied standdown The Viet Cong and North Vietnamese completed their truce at 1 am today noon EST Friday and shelled two allied targets shortly thereaf ter causing light damage and casualties field reports said Reports from US headouar ters listed six Americans killed Contd on Page 10 To Fill Post Ammo Vessel Ripped By Explosion Mount Unions 25 Crewmen From Ship Are Hunted Hints Hell Sign Tax Reforms WASHINGTON UPI Pres The Mount Union Area School ident Nixon having strongly Districts application for special hinted he intends to sign the assistance under the free and retax reform bill continued to TTTTS duced lunch program has been work toaay on budget problems Hawaii UPI A U S plane dropped flares approved Plan No x ac Jn an to wns over the stormy midPacific Ocean Friday night in a search for 25 cording to notllicatlon recelved rojected bllllon revenue crewmen from the crippled ammunitions ship Badger State today by Fred N Radle Fourteen other crewmen had senior high school principal PEARL HARBOR Transplant Patient Progresses NEW YORK UPI New York Hospital officials said Friday a 43yearold Newton NJ man was making satis factory progress after receiv ing a new heart and lungs in a threehour and 13 minute trans plant operation A hospital spokesman Edward Falk underwent operation Thursday Falk whose name had previously withheld at request of relatives had dying of emphysema a disease prior to the operation He received the organs of a 50yearold woman who had died of a brain hemorrhage The donors identity has not been revealed Previous Failure An earlier hospital bulletin said Falk is making satisfacto ry progress He is awake and displays no signs of rejection A team of 14 surgeons Contd on Page 10 Drive Has Reached Mark With S2500 already collected and the money still coming in Ed Busas Save the Community Center drive has been tagged very very successful Based originally on an es timated 5000 homes in the bo rough later reestimated at a morenearlyaccurate 300 the 3240 represents about 80 per John P Galbraith 21 of 1705 cent of the total possible goal Washington Street Huntingdon and Busa hopes to realize that will take over officially his new S3000 figure as the money keeps a Greek the US been picked up by ship the Khian Star Navy reported The 459foot Badger State laden with bombs and rockets for Vietnam lay deserted and smoking from her stern 1500 miles northeast of Hawaii JOHN P GALBRAITH Deputy Treasurer Appointed for fiscal he had earlier The letter of approval was threatened to veto the reform sent by Mrs Zela W Fox corelief measure on the grounds ordlnator of Food and Nutrition it is Inflationary the President Services Department of Educaindicated Friday his budget tion trimming decisions were based The request for supplemental on the assumption that the reimbursement was submitted to newlypassed tax bill would the department last month This become law Her crew abandoned the ship additional supplement willpermit The disclosure came when Friday morning after some of the school dish let to increase the Nixon talked to reporters after its deadly cargo broke loose scope of the program meeting for most of the day on To be eligible for reimbursethe projected budget for 12 ment the number of free and remonths beginning July 1 with duced lunches served has to equal budget director Robert May 5 percent of the average daily and defense secretary MeMn membership In November the R Laird and other aides Mount Union Area School District averaged 165 free and reduced lunches served daily dudes on Friday Jan 2 as pouring in deputy treasurer of Huntingdon Since the County little The appointment was announced today by County Treasurer Richard E Kidd campaign opened over a month ago Busa has received contributions rang ing from 75 cents to S100 and from as away as said the been the been lung Galbraith 21 is a native of C ontributors outside the borough Huntingdon a son of Mrs Frank have included residents of Phil Pauline Shunk of 1705 Washipsburg Mount Union and Alex ington Street and the late John andria P Galbrtith of Huntingdon During the week the The new appointee is a gra was extended an additional SI300 was added to the Save the Com munity Center fund Members of the Huntingdon Area High School Girls Varsity Club so licited S150 from shoppers In the downtown business section in Huntingdon during that week In addition the interest stirred up by Busas oneman campaign duate of Huntingdon Area High School Class of 1966 He also Contd on Page 10 deadly cargo broke loose Aoout an hour after the got off an explosion ripped a hole in the starboard side just above the water line according to the Navy Weather in the area was rough with 1820 foot seas and winds up to 40 knots Roscue Patrol A US Air Force HC130 rescue plane from Honolulu was patrolling the area dropping flares to light the way The Khian Star stood by three miles from the ammunitions ship which the Navy said carried bombs and rockets equal to 2000 tons of TCT Comn mlcations from the area are hot and cold a Navy spokesman said wrre no reports jf casualties among the 14 res Contd on Page 10 Contd on Page 10 INSIDE THE NEWS Along The Juniata 12 Ann Church Page 3 Classified Ads11 Comics9 Crossword11 Historical Sketches 6 ObituariesZ Society Club8 Sports4 Penelec May Ask Rate Boost Pennsylvania Electric Com elicited contacts from three Hunt ingdon agencies who have shown desire in helping to support the center on a yeartoyear basis that theut Speaking engagements are being mty would tove no cholce but cies Says Busa Perhaps it to geek avery substantial across will mean a source of steady theboard incrfease ln electric income for the center rates the current proposal for The money not for any spedaddltional taxation of utilities was fie project will go into the yearly enacted b the Legislature and Contd on Page 10 Highway Spending Shows Dip HARR1SBURG Highway expenditures in HuntlngdonCoun ty went on the decline during the past 196869 fiscal year as compared with the precedinf year a check with the State De partment of Highways indicated today Records of the department show that a total of 54507877 was spent within the county dur ing the year as compared with 55144446 in the precedingyear Interestingly perhaps looking back over a tenyear span rec ords show that highway expendi tures in Huntingdon County had their ups and downs Ten years ago during the 1958 59 fiscal year expenditures in the county stood at 52131669 with this pattern recorded in the following years 195960 196061 196162 196263 196364 196465 53615509 106667 and as al ready noted for the 196768 fis cal year What do these expenditures in volve Fundamentally they rep resent construction and recon struction work performed bj Contd on Page 10 2 Unoccupied School Gyms Collapse MADISONVILLE T e n n unoccupied high school gymnasiums in Monroe County collapsed into piles of rubble within 12 hours officials said Friday School Superintendent L M McDowell said the Madisonville High School gymnasium col lapsed Thursday afternoon and the Tellico Plains High School gymnasium collapsed early Friday morning No one was in either building because of Christmas holidays Giant Step Opens Decade County Superintendent of Schools Donald Miller right pre sents a check for to County Board of Education Presi dent Richard 3 Endres The funds will be used to initiate a cooperative vocational education program in Huntingdon County The program is a giant step for area education in the decade ofthel970s New Cooperative VoEd Plan Will Begin In County With receipt of the check of vocational training for high school students in Huntingdon County has become a reality The funds will enable the county to initiate its plan for cooperative vocational education for Huntingdon County high school juniors and seniors Agnew Is Heading For Guam HONOLULU UPI Vice President Spiro T Agnew planned a military briefing with the Commander in Chief of US Pacific Forces today before Sponsored by the county board of education the new program will operate on a workstudylike basis with participating teeners spending half a day in classes and half a day on the Job Initially the funding should suf fice for the period beginning this second term through June 30 1970 with application for funds for two more years being con temPlated If the Program is as success ful m Providing for the vocational trainine needs of the students as W Is it will be then the McDowell said both buildings leaving for Guam on his 37000 districts will be asked to were built three years ago mile trip to the Far East consider extending the program under identical design The The vice President and his after the twoyear period both Judy spent the night at signed by the Governor Penelec president N Gwynne Dodson pointed out that the com panys estimates of the propos ed tax would be greater than Penslecs total 1968 net Income and said that such a tax would ultimately work great hardship on low income families and on the entire job picture in the State Dodson noted that the utility which serves about 440000 custo mers in a third of the State already had a review of its rates under way in the light of the sub A D tn n i i i stantial increases in the cost of Annual KepOFt for t ISCal 09 Published material wages and the cost of money necessary for its con Contd on Page 10 same architect designed buildings arid the same compa ny constructed both buildings Were just thankful there werent any children inside said McDowell Its really a freak thing No estimate of damages was available Tellico Plains Mayor Charles Hall said an investigation would be launched into the cause of the collapse There was about three inches of snow on the roofs when they fell in The snow was apparently the straw that broke the camels back said Hall but that amount shouldnt be sufficient to damage any well constructed building the guest house of Adm John S McCain Jr US Pacific Commander at Makalapa a Navy installation adjoining Pearl Harbor The place where Agnew was to stay in Hawaii had been kept secret for security reasons according to a Navy official who would not elaborate A local security officer said The orders came from Washing ton Tight Security Agnew was scheduled to depart for Guam at pm HST pm EST aboard Air Force Two Agnew was traveling amid Contd on Page 7 FEDERALLY APPROVED Funds available through the state from federal vocational ed ucation sources and earmarked for the purpose of improving vocational education in the Com monwealth must bear the ap Contd on Page 7 Snow Keeps Road Death Down It Can Stop Any Minute Now With 10 Inches of snow on the ground and more predicted Ray Mateer right and Darrel Feagley halted shoveling yesterday along Pennsylvania Avenue in Smithfleld and pointed to the Stop sign indicating their hope that the storm would cease With Darrell is his Springer Ginger who loved the white stuff Many sections got more than 14 inches of snow in the first major storm of the season Minor Mishap Investigated By Troopers A car and a truck figured In a minor accident Friday afternoon on Legislative Route 31040 the Mill Creek Hollow Road 15 miles north of Fousetown No person was injured in the mishap State Police said James C Basler 44 Mill Creek Star Route was northbound at pm on the snowcovered road driving a 1956 Chevrolet truck Louise C Cross 49 Box 330 Hunting don RD 3 was southbound operating a 1966 Mercury con vertible The traveled portion of the highway was very narrow due to sides of the road There was no collision be tween the two vehicles but the Mercury convertible ran off the roadway and went partially over a bank coming to rest against the guard fence The Cross car was damaged but there was no damage to Baslers truck Significant Steps Made In Mental Health Field The fiscal year from July 1 the largest single source of pa 1968 to June 30 1969 saw some tients using the center Self referred was the second largest source The above two account for 134 of the 274 new patients referred were significant changes In the number of re significant advances in the area of mental health care in Hunting don County according to the an nual report prepared by Herbert B Rosenfeld executive direct or of the Comm inity Mental Health Center of Juniata Valley ferrals of adolescents Vnunt The report was presented to ingdon County The public school the board of directors of the cen ter at the December meeting of tients in the the board and to the Huntingreferred 16 don County Commissioners at their regular meeting held on December 24 The report follows NEW PATIENTS This period saw 274 new pa tients seen at the center for A steady but slow rise in traffic deaths indicated today that the National Safety Coun cils estimate of 800 to 920 Christmas Holiday fatalities was too high The council said snow kept the toll down It looks like traffic deaths will be well below our estimate a council spokesman said today I think snow helped keep a lot of people home and those who did go out were a lot more careful A United Press International count at 5 am EST showed at least 321 persons killed in accidents since the period began at 6 pm It ends at mid of the 355 patients served dur ing this time period 98 were seen on a onetime contact 130 traffic seen only until completion of holiday the evaluation and 127 actually Wednesday went into a treatment program night local time Sunday Cone0 idng patients seen for A breakdown of accidental evaluation only it should be nodeaths ted for many patients the outTraffic 321 lining and effort invested in spellPlanes o which last year referred four paIng out their problems Is sufflFires 51 1969 fiscal year cient to enable them to function Miscellaneous 27 without more center meetings Total 399 Much of the Increase In both For others this was as far California and Texas led the interest and use of the center as they wanted to go with the states with 27 traffic deaths can be attributed to the offering center The largest majority New York had 20 Florida and of additional services In Huntinghowever reflects use of one of Georgia had 19 each Michigan don the staff psychologist of the centers basic services and Pennsylvania had 15 each the Mental Health Centerspecifinamely Pennsylvania child wel belng responsible for Infare offering consultation to other counting patients carried over from previous years and re opened cases a total of 355 cases was served The total number of new pa tients seen at the center since 1968 Is 874 In reviewing the sources of new patients re ferrals from physicians and the area psychiatrist represent the school professionals In the centers tri Up 50 PER CENT county area As promised services in the TOTAL CONTACTS Huntingdon area were increased The total number of contacts In the fiscal year 1969 almost with the center included 1200pa 50 per cent This Increase tients interviewed 422 relatives was reflected In the larger numand others concerned about pt ber of referrals fron the school tients making a total of 1622 system Interviews with or about pa Activity records show that Comd on Page lo WEATHER Cloudy windy and cold with snow flurries likely today High mid to upper 20s Partial clear Ing and cold tonight Lows in the teens Cloudy with rain or snow on Sunday High upper 20s to lower 30s Monday cloudy with snow   

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