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   Daily News (Newspaper) - December 29, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania                                DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY NEWS State Lnr Pa 17126 VOL 48 NflSE CEKTS PEH COPY HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION MONDAY DECEMBER 29 1969 PHONE 6434040 No 282 Solons Aiming To Greet 1970 With Overnight Balanced Budget SAIGON B52 bombers today finished up seven overnight strikes against Communist troop concentra 5 FrenchBuilt Gunboats Are On Mysterious Voyage HABMSBUBG UPI VWU Urn rapidly rmmat out teuMm tions along n J the Cambodian Belli Gets Appeal From Zodiac SAN FRANCISCO Melvin Belli responded today to a plea from Zodiac a killer who appealed to the flamboyant attorney for help because I cannot remain in control for much longer Zodiac is wanted for five murders in the San Francisco Bay area in the past year and has bragged of seven in a series of cryptic notes and letters to newspapers and police departments The mysterious slayer broke a silence of more than a month in a Christmas letter to Belli Zodiac hinted at an eighth victim expressed fears he might lose control and take two more and pleaded with the attorney to please help me The letter contained two bloodstained fragments of a shirt that San Francisco police confirmed was worn by Zo diacs latest victim a taxi driver slain Oct 11 Fragments of the shirt had been received in two previous letters from Zodiac Belli in Germany for a meeting of military trial lawyers responded to the plea in a message telephoned to the San Francisco Chronicle and carried in todays edition Please write to me in care of the Chronicle and tell me The leadership will hold dis cussions In advance of the re convening of the General As sembly today in hopes of com ing up with an agreement that would be acceptable to the rank and file of the membership and avert a looming state deficit es timated at around S475 million Sen Robert D Fleming R Allegheny Senate president pro Moon Rock Gifts weather Man At Home 4 Saxton Area Apparently Military spokesmen said the bombers dropped a total of 630 tons of bombs on a target area 93 to 98 miles northnortheast of Saigon described as an infiltra tion corridor from Cambodia US helicopter gunships and fighterbombers caught two groups of guerrilla troops seven miles south of the B52 target area Sundav and counted 46 RoatDeath Manila On OQ rp Joelow Estimates 26Uay 1 our MANILA Pres Reprisal Move tempore held informal discus bodies after their bombing and ldent s iro T A arrlved in sions with several other Senate strafing runs Malta todav on tne first stop the miles northwest of Contd on Page 13 Loss In Blaze Defective wiring is blamed for Contd on Page 2 Hope Fades For Badger State Crew PEARL HARBOR Hawaii was almost gone today in the grim search for survivors of the Badger State disaster Twentyfour US seamen were missing in 30foot seas including four whose bodies were seen but could not be recovered A lone American freighter the SS Flying Dragon pushed through towering whitecaps and misty darkness in the search area 1500 miles northwest of Hawaii Even in daylight visibility at times was only a halfmile because of rain and sea spray The Badger State abandoned by her crew and wracked by an explosion Friday still was adrift with her dangerous cargo of bombs and rockets A Navy tugboat was en route from Hawaii to try to take her in tow The odds that any more survivors will be found out there are marginal a Coast visibility Guard night There were at least 14 survivors of the tragedy They Republican leaders Sunday night preliminary to full scale talks with leaders of both sides today We have to see if there isnt some tax package that can get us out of the mess were in Although the legislature is a continuing one and can take up unfinished 1969 matters in the 1970 session which begins Jan 6 there is a constitutional ques tion as to whether any increase in business taxes can be made retroactive after the end of the calendar year Barring an unexpected develop ment a personal income tax such as proposed by Gov Ray mond P Shafer to help balance his proposed 25 billion general a fire early Sunday nomine that fund budget appears to be a caused S500 damage a t the dead issue in the remaining trailer home of Russell Light ner along the Fairgrounds Road in Smithfieli Township near the old H B T under pass No person was injured in the 3 am blaze Smithfield Fire Chief Kenneth Dunlap said the fire started in insulation under trailer He said sawdust and other insula ting material was used to keep pipes from freezing rrr tect the under portion of the trailer from the cold The fire burned through the rank of major and assume comfloor into the kitchen which is mand of Area m January 11970 located near the middle of the Colonel Frank McKetta comtrailer missioner of the State Police Firemen usedtwo booster lines selected Captain Rice to fill the to pour water through the open vacancy created by the retire ing in order to drown the flames ment December 31 of Major tnat originated in the insulation George Sifter State Police Area under the trailer There was m is comprised of Troop some water damage to the Hollidaysburg Troop H terior of the trailer Harrisburg and Troop T High the loss is covered by spire the Turnpike Detail ance Contd on Page 3 Contd on Page 3 The encounters Sunday of hls 10nation 23day Asian brought to three the number of goodwin He brought major clashes northeast or pleces o moonr0ck and space northwest of Saigon in the past pictures of the Philippines as two days according to official sifts Allied field reports Agnew told a small airport Earlier Sunday guerrilla audlence limited experience commandos slipped into a US In roreiRn affairs did not permit 25th Infantry Division bivouac nlm 0 make pronouncements Israel In 3Hour Raid On Jordan Four persons were listed in satisfactory condition Sunday PALERMO Sicily UPI night at Nason Hospital Roar Flve Frenchbullt gunboats The traffic death toll for the ing Spring where they had been withheld from Tel Aviv under 102hour Christmas holiday peradmitted with mjuries received former President Charles de iod will be well below National in a twocar collision at G a a 1 1 es arms embargo Safety Council estimates Pm Sunday steamed through the Mediter Whats more it may not match A hospital attendant declined a comparable nonholiday perto tell the extent of the injuries iod of Peggy Putt 16 and Jayme for apparently The mysterious voyage of the Ifs a case of Mother Nature MSteele 16 bothof SaxtonRD vessels since their clandestine departure with Is raeli crews from Cherbourg France on Christmas morning days of the current session Contd on Page 13 PSP Area III To Get New7 Captain Robert A Rice com manding of Tti State Police Troop in Har risburg will be to the about Asia but added that his pretrip homework had given him great respect for accom plishments of the Filipino people Heavy security was in effect ac the airport and along the motorcade route to djwntown Manila where Ajnew placed a wreath at a monument He then was driven to the presidential Malacanag Palace his accom modations for the night Accompanying Agnew and his wife on the trip were astronaut Eugene A Cernan and Mrs Cernan The astronaut was a member of thp Apollo 10 crew We stand together on the threshhold of a new decade which holds challenge as well as bright promise for both our nations Agnew told an airport crowd that included Vice Contd on Page 14 Israel capped a weekend of air strikes against its Arab neighbors with a threehour raid Sunday night and morning into Jordan calling it reprisal for steppedup aggres sion A morning communique from Jordanian headquarters in Am man said the raid hit a populated area 27 miles northccmnt west oi Amman killing five persons four of them soldiers and wounding eight seven of them soldiers The raid beginning at pm and hitting what Israel described as a radar site was the sixth such strike launched into Jordan Sunday and accorn Contd on Page 14 playing Santa Claus a council and Ruth M Steel and Jack spokesman said today Gener Steele 22 both of Hopewell RD ally inclement weather and 1 really heavy snow kept many Kathy D Steele 16 of Hope created a diplomatic stir in people home for the holiday well R D 1 was discharged after Arab world capitals and In The council had estimated treatment at the dispensary Europe that between 800 and 920 State Police said the collision The EeyPtlan government persons would die on the happened on a legislative route Sundav called ln tn ambassa this nations roads between 6 pm miles south of Hopewell to Cairo from Frarce and Wednesday and midnight Sun Police said the drivers were Norwav for an explanation but day local time In a compara David Ray Steele 18 of Hope sald We nonholiday period about 640 well R D 1 and Roy C Cooley persons would be killed in 20 of Robertsdale traffic accidents Damage was estimated at A United Press International at 4 am EST showed at least 595 persons killed in traffic accidents of accidental 595 5 95 63 758 Ray Will Make Plea In Court INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 7 Classified Ads 14 15 Comics 13 Crossword 13 Obituaries 2 Society Club 9 Sports 4 3 Through THese Doors 16 Storm Has Stranglehold On Southeast On Pavements Wingate Says Huntingdon property owners were reminded today by Chief of Police Donald W ingate to make sure that the ice has been re moved from the pavements in front of their homes and places of business Wingate pointed ojt that caked ice has caused dangerous walk ing conditions in innumerable places in the borough and that it should be attended to imme diately for the safety of every one living in or visiting our com munity A breakdown deaths Traffic Planes Fires Miscellaneous Total Texas led the states with 50 traffic deaths and California had 49 Florida had 34 Michigan 39 Ohio 25 and New York North Carolina and Georgia each had 21 No traffic 5 A maximum prison All persons including men entering US District Court Judge William E Millers courtroom for Rays hearing were to be searched Ray serving 99 years for killing Dr Martin Luther King Jr said his nearsolitary confinement at Tennessee State Prison here constitutes the Contd on Page 14 it was withholding com mont on the matter the situation clarifies France said earlier It sold the boats to a Norwegian firm that turned out to be a Panamanian shipping company with a representative in Oslo Norway said it had nothing to do with the sale France opened an inquiry Sunday Report Arrest Requested Unconfirmed reports said the French government had asked Its allies to arrest the gunboats deaths were recorded in Alas k a Delaware Washington DC Nevada North Carolina and Vermont NASHVILLE Tenn UPI Egyptian Maximum security was set up man described as somewhat in federal court today for the farfetched reports that Arab appearance of James Earl Ray nations would send warplanes who is trying to get out of security in state Contd on Page 3 WEATHER New Season Is Marked By J Companies bnow hnow More Snow Fight Tax Decision On Tax Bill Is Coming WASHINGTON UPI President Nixon back at the White House after a weekend visit to snowy Camp David faces major decisions this week on the tax reform bill and budget matters With a Tuesday departure set for a presidential visit Cloudy and cold today High upper 20s to low 30s Cloudy and cold tonight with chance of light snow Low in the 20s Cloudy andcoldTuesday High upper 20s to low 30s Wednesday cloudy with snow Dateline Central Pennsylvania This winter has really gotten into the spirit of giving across states A storm which left two to three feet of snow behind it left the highest recorded total Skiers Northeast today and blew its fury onto the Atlantic Ocean Another were stranded at resorts HARRISBURG UPf Two major firms in Pennsylvania have leveled sharp criticism SPANGLER Joseph Brancato 2 and his 4yearold sister to Lucia children of Mr and Mrs Frank Brancato burned to death California Nixons decision on late Friday when lire preceded by an explosion destroyed their the tax bill appeared imminent twostory frame house in Spangler later today There MrBrancato had gone to the basement to fire a coal fumance were no announced White was on way upstairs when an explosion occurred The House appointments eightroom house quickly filled with smoke and flames The bill which in addition to Mrs Brancato her 10yearold son Christopher and four tax reform and long range tax children lumped onto ft secondfloor porch roof to escape relief also provides a record 15 the flre per cent increase in Social Security benefits must be LEWISTOWN The 14Vfe inches of snow which fell In Mlfflln storm slowly but surely got a stranglehold on the Southeast Icy National Guardsmen and Civil against a proposed tax on the signed by Nixon by New Years Thursday night and Friday added to eight inches already mountain winds chilled Southern California Snowy or icy conditions extended from Oklahoma winds swept inland blowing across the Northwest half of snow into huge drifts Texas to the Southern Rockies And there was much snow to Heavy snow warnings were in drift Upwards of two to three Defense agencies provided re properties of public utilities that lief help is being considered by legisla Across the nation scores of tive leaders as a way out of yachtsmen who spent the the states yearlong fiscal Christinas holiday moored at deadlock Eve to become law There on the round made an impossible situation and the Sentinel appeared to be little doubt that was unable to Publish or have papers delivered tohomes of he would sign it subscribers that day The President spent Saturday This was the flrst time In the 66year history of the news night and Sunday morning paper that publishing was an impossibility Many of the staff picturesque Avalon Calif were The Bell Telephone Co said conferring with foreign policy members were unable to report to work that day and carriers effect for Eastern Arizona New feet were left by the weekend stranded on Catalina Island as the proposed 50mill tax would adviser Dr Henry A Kissinger were unable to cover their routes Mexico and parts of Southwest storm in much of New York 90 mile an hour Santa Ana be a disaster for Pennsyl Contd on Page 14 Contd on Page 3 Texas Blowing snow reduced state and England At winds whipped up fourfoot vania telephone users because least nine deaths were attribut swells would wipe out the firms of near zero in some spokesman said Sunday spots Amarillo Tex had four ed to the storm in upstate Ntw inches of snow in six hours Oklahoma City had two inches Back East gale warnings the New blustery were rescued by the Greek ship were posted along Khian Star a few hours after England Coast and they abandoned ship The Khian Star today was en route to Yokohama Japan The Badger State was en Contd on Page 2 it would Icy winds peaking in some enUre earnings and force tele Maintaining Medical Services Difficult York four were from heart places at hurricane force 95 Pnone users to pay greatly in attacks while shoveling snow mph toppled trees and creased rates Vermont Gov Deane Davis power lines blew out windows Pennsylvania Power declared his state a disaster and hammered travelers in Co said the plan area after 44 inches of snow fell Contd on Page 3 18 Killed In State Holiday Road Crashes Hazardous road conditions fol lowing heavy snowfalls in some areas of Pennsylvania reduced traffic volume and helped keep the traffic fatality toll relative ly low during the long Christ mas holiday period A UPI count showed 18 per sons died in traffic mishaps in the state during the 102hour period from 6 pm Christmas Eve to midnight Sunday Five other persons died in fires during the period would put a S40 million a year tax load on the firm which would require at least a 20 per cent increase in electric rates William S Cashel Jr Bells administrative vice president said a 50mill tax on the firms property estimated at about S2 billion would amount to about S100 million or S5 million more than the companys net earnings for 1968 The company wouldnt even have money to pay all the in terest on its bonds Cashel Countys Acute Shortage Of Doctors Nurses Noted EDITORS NOTE fhis is the third in a series of articles in this newspaper expressing the needs of Hunt ingdon Countys health care services and facilities There are 24 doctors prac ticing medicine within the bound tional statistic and the problem trator of Blair Hospital notes comes into clearer focus Na that the maforlty of physicians tionally there is one doctor for at the hospital are originally 8o9 Americans trom Huntingdon County and more Huntingdon County doctors than one third are graduates of therefore face a potential patient Juniata College load almost double or triple the primary reason for the national average hospitals extreme difficulty in that said This means Bell would aries of Huntingdon County have to increase telephone only 24 ministering to the health County axe not doing their jobs rates at least 15 per cent to needs of nearly people they are But like other health reveals care problems facing this area cover this one proposal alone Simple arithmetic eare HIPPIE LEADER Charles Manson who w ith five members of his group is being held in the slayings of seven persons including actress Sharon Tate is seen in photos taken at various times in his At left JManson as he appeared recently at Los Angeles jail In center his hypnoticstare is evident in a file picture from Ventura County sheriffs office As a Nyearold right Manson was photographed in Indianapolis where he lived in a rooming house and worked as a messenger boy His mother had abandoned him and he been me u ward of the County Juvenile Center And it does not take into ac there is one doctor for every it is the future they are con count another S6 million Bell 1583 people residing here cerned about would have to make up through Taken a step further the fig orate net income tax and the capital stock tax Dr Harry H Negley Jr chief ol wf t Blalr Hospltal T m c rturr r because of the 24 only ISphy Ing more and more difficult to breed of doctor today The siclans are on the staff of J C maintain Jack K Busby presi Blair Memorial Hospital the dent said the utility tax bill countys only ratio would also betray the indus of one doctor to every 2533 tors tries who located in Pennsyl Contd on Page 3 Huntingdon Countians ir ing of new doctors to the area Couple these facts with a na Richard Cummings adminis jorlty of medical students are pursuing specialized careers rather than entering general practice We need a diversified staff Contd on Page 3   

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