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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - September 22, 1979, Indiana, Pennsylvania The Indiana County Area Newspaper That Serves Every Member of the Family TEDDY When were 20 it was cuy to fall in love after 44 tbey have to beartrap you Vol 80 No 70 Five Sections 1979 Indiana Printing and Publishing Company All Rights Indiana Pennsylvania Saturday September 22 1979 Weekend sms Fortytwo Pages Twenty Cents Indiana Firemen crash on Watt shown atop the automoWe Involved In todays horrible The driver of the car in the picture on the left apparently Fiery Watts Hill Crash Early Today One Of Worst Ever Seven Die In Two Vehicle Collision Tragedy possibly the worst vehicular traffic acci dent in the history of Indiana County around 3 today claimed the lives of seven persons six from rived on the scene at immediately radioing in requesting the Indiana Fire Association rescue squad and ambulances identify flames after someone had happened onto the wreck and radioed Indiana Borough police via CB radio to report that two vehicles had collided Police stood by helplessly as the fire consumed the one vehicle reportedly a Ford Bronco When the wreckage was finally cooled down ambulance police Don mat iwo venicies nau cuiuueu SUteliice were summoned at and ar and fire personnel found four burned bodies While removing these bodies they found a childs body beneath the other bodies The sixth victim driver of the car was identified of Shelocta RD 3 He died of was the woman found lying Pending completion of attempts to identify the fire victims police gave out no information Both vehicles bore Pennsylvania license plates The state police mobile records and identification van was dispatched to the Indiana Hospital morgue to help identify victims of the crash termed the worst to occur on Indiana County highways Police dont know if there were any witnesses to the crash The Indiana rescue squad worked for an hour to free Powells body from the car State police traffic and crime patrols helped at the scene and detoured traffic around the crash site over Lions Health Camp Road Route 422 was closed to traffic from to until the debris could be removed On Legislative NoySayers President To Keep Score WASHINGTON Some House Democrats say President Carter was right in threatening to deny political favors and visits from the first family to unloyal congressmen He appreciates those that vote for him more than those who vote against said Rep Jack Brooks chairman of the House Goverment Oper ations Committee He aint Brooks DTexas was among a group of about 60 Democrats who went to the White House Thursday night and heard the president grousing over a string of recent legislative defeats The most stinging rebuke was the Houses rejection earlier in the day of legislation to carry out the Panama Canal treaties One member said Carter called it the worst blow Ive had in my presidency According to those present at the rambling twohour session Carter said he planned to keep vote tallies of naysaying Democrats for future political reference Rep Gunn McKay DUtah offered this rough approxima tion of what the president told those assembled Chief Beams Over Outlook Chief Tommy Hawk called in his No 1 substitute to pre pare the weather forecast for the next 24 hours and heres what he has to say The Chief predicts we will have a fair and cool night with lows in the 45 to 50 de gree range For Sunday expect a mostly sunny day with highs in the 66 to 70 degree range There is a near zero chance of rain through Sunday Fal Disco Fashion Show Regency Mall Tues Sept 25 7 Woodland Lounge Route 981 Saltsburg No 1 in Rock n Roll Any Mans Band Diamonds Open Sunday 106 Sunday Special Indiana Elks Lee of Lamb Stuffed Chicken Breast 4 to 8 Ricuperos open Sundays Ml Beer Food Block let 1 Look Im not going to reap retribution on every person who doesnt vote the way 1 want but Ive been into a lot of your districts and if youre not going to give me any help Im not going to keep going into your districts or send my wife or family there Apparently it was members of Congress and not the presi dent who first brought up the subject of party In fact the president was criticized for not using enough rewards and said Rep Richardson Preyer D I was pretty disgusted with this weeks activities and I think the president was very patient with Preyer said It had been a trying week for the administration Besides the Panama Canal vote a clearlv rebellious House Church Local Farm City Week sponsored by the Downtown Indiana Businessmen s Association will be held in Indiana from Sept 24 to 29 Highlighting the weeklong activities will be a banquet at Rustic Lodge on Tuesday Sept 25 at 7 and Farm Festival Day on Saturday the 29th Frederick E Bubb public information officer for the Soil Conservation Service in Hams burg will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday night dinner He will speak on Pride in the Past Faith in the Future Also included at the banquet will be an appleparing contest for the women and a corn shelling contest for the men Door prizes will also be awarded Special activities planned for Saturday all to be held in Arrest Man For Death YATESBORO State police from Kittanmng have arrested a 22 yearold Tem pleton RD 1 man in con nection with the Wednesday night shooting death of Jac queline Pompelia 26 of Yatesboro Charged with criminal homicide and recklessly en dangering the life of anoth er person is Brian Scott Dongilli He was arrested in Kittanmng and taken before Rural Valley District Magis trate Lisle James where charges were filed Dongilli was then com mitted to Armstrong Coun ty Jail in Kittanmng Pompeba reportedly was pronounced dead of a 22 caliber rifle wound at the scene of the incident be tween Kittanmng and New Bethlehem by Deputy Arm strong County Coroner Rob ert Duncan Details of the shooting have not been released by police Robbery Charge Filed PlNXSlTAWNEY State police from Punxsutawney have filed an armed robbery charge against Gary Palmer 26 of Homer City RD 2 over an armed robbery Sept 19 at Stans Bar Dayton RD 1 Palmer arrested Thursday on a warrant issued by state police was taken before Dis trict Magistrate Guy M Lester in Punxsutawney where the charge was filed and then he was returned to Indiana Coun ty Jail where he had beer committed following his arrest Thursday Benjamin ol Black Lick arrested by state police Wednesday night after he was stopped near Indiana is in the Jefferson County Jail at Brookville where he was committed on an armed rob bery charge in connection with the same incident near Day ton Area police are continuing investigation into a series of armed robberies during the past three weeks where vie tims say the gunman or gun men fit the description of the accused pair Gymnastics Demo Regency Mall Tomte 6 to 9 p m Price Fair To Both Countries Mexican Gas Pact MAKE ROAD Legislators PennDOT officials and news media personnel took a look at rural roads in Rayne and East Mahoning Townships yesterday See sto ry and pictures on page 6 HOUSING PROJECT A housing improvement project in Burrell Township was agreed to yesterday by the Redevelopment Authority Details on page 4 OTHER FEATURES Viewing Weather Womens also rejected in short order the entire fiscal1980 budget an increase in the national debt ceiling and a bill containing emergency money for a variety of federal ageruces whose funds legally run out Oct 1 The last measure was re jected because il became en snarled in the issue of a legisla tive pay raise As if that werent enough the House Democratic Caucus also took a slap at the presidents oilpricing policies It voted Thursday to urge that price controls be reimposed on home heating oil a step the ad ministration has consistently opposed irathii Obituaries on Page 17 LYDIC Mrs Bird i Keat 90 Indiana MRAVLMCH Ethel P iHudek 86 Clymer SMITH Ernest 88 Rur al Valley SUL1CK Michael 79 Punxsutawney RD 2 LATE DEATH POWELL Billy Dean Shelocta RD 3 21 Banquet Contests Entertainment Farm City Week Set WASHINGTON APi A new agreement to buy mil lion worth of natural gas a day from Mexico at abovemarket prices will have little impact on consumer prices U S officials say After President Carter an nounced the agreement Kriday Assistant Secretary of State Julius Katz said the higher price for Mexican gas would be hardly noticeable because it will represent only onehalt of 1 percent of I S consumption Carter told reporters the ac cord which came alter two years of negotiations was a significant step toward provid ing a new energy source for our country He also said it represents a breakthrough in the develop ment of a deeper and broader reationnip with Mexico Theprice lair to both Carter who had wanted to wrap up the deal prior to the iirnval here next Thursday ot Mexican President Jose Purtillo At the outset Mexican gas will cos H25 per thousand cubic teet the equn aient ot per barrel for crude oil This compares with i current I S market priced about 25 and i Canadian price of S2 80 The IniUd States is expected to import 300 million cubic tett ot ga per day trom Mexico Parting around Jan 1 S olik hneled re porter railed the Mexican price a good deal because the imported gas will go to in dustrial users who will buy it in place ot residual fuel oil at a roughly comparable price The effect they said would be to lessen dependence on OPKC oil Operator Caused Confusion HARHlSBlKl It was the operator ot Three Mile Island and not the news media who misinformed the public about the March 28 accident a newspaper editor has testhed AVe arc only as good as our Saul Kohler execu tive editor of the Marnsburt Patriot said Kridav state House Selec1 irimat on Thremile Nlan had a problem tru unparalleled in nalim Kohler said notitit the intense interest n rhe i dent ciiupleO with poten tiai tor pinii We did A not to j said Although the officials said Mexico would nvt be in u posi tion tn t xporl crude oil to the Imted States m large Ljuan tities before they pointed to the gas agreement as a pos sible forerunner of future oil Mexicos selling price iwell below its original ot S4 y per thousand cume ieet provides t price hike trie new agreement 1 tuture quarterly keved to an index to the price ol fuel tthlie pr in the s I her tinMTV and s dent pres ottice neni gives the tor their iv idmg Imted with an addi isiippK at 1 price that etitr e with alternative Football Scores Indiana 23 Clearfield 0 N Cambria 22 Blairsville 7 Purchase Line 36 Saltsburg 0 front of the old courthouse in clude square dancing by the FREDERICK BUBB Naughty Pines of Indiana at 10 and 2 a musical show by Anna Jane Allen at 11 arid 1 an apple pie auction at noon and a perform ance by the Vestich Brothers at 3 Foods and craft sale booths exhibits and demon strations will operate through out the day Proceeds from the pie auc tion and apple cider donations to be sold Saturday will be given to the Indiana County Heart Association while funds raised from a Christmas tree seedling sale will be donated to the Indiana County Imted Way Window displays will be present in stores in the down town area throughout the week with the theme Farm ing is a Family A plaque will be awarded to the best display at the end of the week NonJury Civil Trials Court Allows Pixs MUHON SAM I Mail VNntrr Srevident Judge Karl H r i ihr Indian i County Court of Common 1lea Friday that he would not ID allowing news camera into his court room providing such coincider with the rules and regulations laid down by the state Supreme Court The high court Thursday gave state judges the option of allowing news cam eras and microphones in their courtrooms to cover nonjury civil trials Hut the or der also allows witnesses and either ide in a case the power to lose courtroom doors to the electronic media The decision is effective onK tor a one year trial period beginning Oct i It not permit broadcast coverage ot trials dealing with criminal charges or cases concerned with child custodv and IT other v itM t 1 he nut 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