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   Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1980, Indiana, Pennsylvania                                The Indiana County Area Newspaper That Serves Every Member of the Family TEDDY Fringe are what you enjoy when yon begin to get bald only on top Vol 129 Four Sections 1980 Indiana Printing and Publishing Company All Reserved Indiana Pennsylvania Monday December 1 1980 Weekend SffitS Fortyfour Pages Twenty Cents Reagan Not Talking About Cabinet Choices Singtr Frank Sinatra stops by to say Presidentelect Ronald Reagan during a fundraiser in Palm Springs Saturday The dinner was to raise funds for the Eisenhower Medical Center near Palm Springs AP Laserphoto Officials Hope For Large Kill Over One Million Hunters Stalk Whitetail Deer Today PITTSBURGH AP The nations largest group of li censed hunters fanned through Pennsylvanias woods this morning in pursuit of whitetailed deer belonging to a herd estimated to number Weve got million li censed said Ted Godshall a Game Commis sion spokesman Weve got million resident hunters and from out of state We lead the nation in both those figures In fact were head and shoulders above everybody Godshall added Even a state like Wyoming has only about Although unrestricted hunt ing nearly wiped out the whitetaileds in Pennsylvania by 1800 the states annual twoweek deer hunt is now 49 Miners Killed In Romania BUCHAREST Romania AP A gas explosion in a coal mine in northern Romania killed 49 miners and injured 26 the government announced today The announcement said the explosion occurred on Satur day in the Livezeni coal mine in the Jiu Valley No details of the explosion or of rescue op erations were disclosed Four cabinet members were named to a commission to in vestigate the causes of the ac cident and to adopt technical measures and organizational measures to insure labor se curity and the an nouncement said It said President Nicolae Ceausescu sent condolences to the families of the miners It was the worst mining ac cident reported in Romania since 36 miners were killed and 12 others injured in a gas explosion in Hunedoara coun ty in the western part of the country in 1972 Although official disclo sures of industrial accidents in Romania are rare rumors and unconfirmable unofficial reports of such mishaps are common Western economic experts believe rapid industri alization and relatively un skilled workers result in a high accident rate but they say reliable figures on this have never been available The investigating commis sion includes Labor Minister Emil Bobu Mining Minister Virgil Trofm Interior Minis ter George Homstean Health Minister Eugen Promca and General Prosecutor Nicolae Poporici billed as the most popular in the nation The hunting tradition is just so Godshall said Its handed down from gen eration to generation plus we do have excellent populations of game good geography and access roads so you can get to the The Game Commission hopes this years harvest will at least match the deer reported killed last year Oth erwise the commission says deer would overpopulate the state Usually over half the deer are taken the first day be cause activity in the woods keeps the deer moving Snow also makes the game easier to see but warm weather could keep the kill totals low Counting only government controlled land hunters have about 8 million acres to roam in search of deer Thats just a little less than onethird of the entire Godshall said In some areas hunters are welcome sights to farmers trying to protect crops from wildlife Some agriculture property is available to hunt ers who take time to ask per mission Weve got farmers around here who call me and say Please send me hunters Ill show them where they can find all the deer they said Steve Kleiner a game protector for Greene County An estimated hunters will converge on rural Potter County the leader in deer kills and perhaps the richest in hunting mystique Buck fever affects nearly every segment of Pennsylva nia society Blue collar work ers bargain to have opening day off and in sparsely popu lated northern counties some schools and factories close The fever will also be evi dent among state employees Opening day is not a regu lar holiday for them but boy there wont be too darn many of them in their Godshall said The tradition also lives among white collar workers like Doug Mclndoe whos desk at a Latrobe bank will be empty Its good therapy for he said Only thing is after carrying on with a bunch of guys Ill have to reposition my thoughts and actions for com ing back into the real For many including Mcln doe bagging a deer is second ary to getting out in the woods I just go out and find a nice comfortable spot and if a deer comes by me I shoot him Ive taken four shots in eight he said LOS ANGELES AP Ronald Reagan says he has made some of his Cabinet choices but the president elect is keeping up the suspense about who they are Some of the answers may come late this week Im not going to report or speculate until we have a crew together and an an nouncement ready to Reagan told reporters Sunday as he returned from an over night stay for a charity dinner in Palm Springs Calif Were whittling Edwin Meese III who will become a Cabinetlevel coun selor to the new president said Sunday that Reagan has made definite and he is in the process of imple menting some of those Asked about that as he re turned to Los Angeles Reagan said Yes thats But Im not ready to say that we are ready to an nounce As he left Palm Springs Reagan said he would spend the first few months of his presidency concentrating on the economy Asked if he believed he could improve the economy soon Reagan replied I dont know how soon It took a long time to get in this mess but we are going to The presidentelect planned to continue selecting a Cabi net today and transition chief Meese said all the choices probably will be announced before Christmas Lyn Nofziger Reagans press secretary who spent his last day on the job Sunday said some Cabinet selections may be announced as early as Thursday or Friday But Reagan Meese and Nofziger all were careful not to drop any hints about who the appointees might be Asked if there would be a woman in his Cabinet Reagan Expect Some Rain Theres precipitation in the forecast this week some of it rain and some of it snow according to our December dispenser of meteorological phenomena Chief Tommy Hawk It will be come cloudy tonight with a 40 percent chance of showers late tonight and a low in the low 40s Tuesday will be windy and colder with rainshoivers turning to snow flurries late in the day The chance of precip itation is 60 percent and the high will be in the upper 40s by midday falling thereafter The extended outlook calls for a chance of rain or snow Wednesday and Friday with fair skies in between on Thursday said only Uh let me say there is quite a broad range of names that are being dis Meesej interviewed on and also refused to say if the pro spective appointees include Democrats blacks or women Nofziger said he expected there will be no political liber als in the Cabinet Meese denied that the spec ulation has become embar rassing or is making it more difficult for Reagan to choose a Cabinet Remember it has been less than 30 days since Ronald Reagan was elected presi dent and I dont believe any president in history has an nounced his Cabinet any earli Meese said This is a normal he added As a matter of fact probably it is a little ahead of Reagan said he was not dismayed that leading Cabi net candidates William Simon George Shultz and Anne Armstrong had with drawn their names from con tention Nofziger holding his last press briefing on Saturday denied that Reagan engi neered the withdrawals of Simon and Shultz Apollo Youths Collide With Bus Four Area People Among Weekend Traffic Fatalities Weekend traffic accidents claimed the lives of four area peo ple including two young men from the Apollo area and a Clymer RD 2 woman A former Nicktown area young man was also killed in a crash near Erie that also claimed the life of an Erie driver The summary SOUTH BEND A Jeep truck and Continental Trailways bus with 32 passengers collided on Route 156 just west of the Route 210 intersec tion near the village of South Bend in eastern Armstrong County at 12 noon Sunday claiming the lives of two Apollo area young men in the truck and slightly injuring a man and woman on the bus Pronounced dead at the scene by Armstrong County Coroner Robert Welch were Bret Dale Shank 20 of Apollo driver of the 1967 Jeep truck and his passenger Alvin Clifford Guthrie 19 of Apollo RD 5 Death was attributed to massive head inju ries The bus was driven by William S Barrow 28 of Falls Creek RD 1 He escaped injury but two passengers Paul Hogan 67 and his wife Rose 63 of Pittsburgh were transported to Indiana Hospital by Citizens Am bulance Service and treated as out patients None of the remaining pas sengers were injured State police say the truck was traveling east and the bus heading west when the truck attempted to slow for traffic that had slowed in its path The Jeep swerved broadside into the path of the bus and was rammed on the passenger side The truck was ruined while damage to the bus was moderate Another bus was dispatched to the scene to pick up the passengers and luggage to continue the trip to Pittsburgh NICKTOWN A Clymer RD 2 woman was fatally injured in a two vehicle wreck at 12 noon Saturday on Route 553 one mile east of Nick town Pronounced dead on arrival at Miners Hospital in Spangler was Freeda Ruth Engle 57 of Clymer RD 2 The cause of death was listed as a fractured skull broken neck and other injuries Injured and rushed to Miners Hos pital was Mrs Engles daughter Cornelia McFarland 34 of Commo dore RD 1 She is in guarded condi tion in the hospitals intensive care unit State police say the fatal mishap occurred when a car driven by Da vid McFarland 33 of Commodore RD 1 the victims soninlaw slid on See Page 8 Column 8 Five Die In Chester County State Highways Claim 24 Lives During Holiday MURDER SUSPECT slayer Makes Victims Beg For Life Police Fear Seashore Slayer May Find Need To Strike Again POINT REYES STATION Calif AP A killer who ritualistically makes his victims plead for their lives before slaying them may have killed four people whose nude bodies were found this weekend at a seashore park police said Authorities have tied the man to three other killings over the last 15 months and are worried that what they believe is his compulsion to kill may lead him to strike again He commits his acts in an effort to achieve psychological relief but the murders will not satisfy him and the problem will get Marin County Sheriff Al Howenstein said Sunday Without question this in dividual is capable of striking Authorities found four bodies on Saturday near a hiking trail at Point Reyes National Seashore 90 miles north of San Francisco They had been looking for two women who dis appeared Friday during separate hiking trips at Point Reyes and they also came upon the bodies of two other people a halfmile away who had been dead for up to six months The corpses were so badly decom posed that their sex could not be determined Howenstein said the killings were similar to the unsolved slayings of three women who were killed over the last 15 months on hiking trails on Mount Tamalpais which is about 20 miles south of Point Reyes I would not be surprised if he has killed Howenstein said He said the Marin sheriffs depart ment plans an aerial search of the entire area from Point Reyes to Mount Tamalpais in an attempt to find more bodies An infrared cam era will aid in the search he said Authorities have come up with a physical description of the man based on information provided by a witness to one of the Mount Tamal pais slayings He is depicted as being in his late 20s or early 30s and dressed in hiking clothes with a knapsack on his back Authorities have also sketched a detailed psychological portrait of the man based on consultations with a psychologist Howenstein would not name the psychologist involved and would give no details on how the profile was constructed The thread of similarity be tween the slayings has to do with what appears to be the ritualistic as pect of the Howenstein said This person is motivated to put his victims through a degree of psy chological torture to put them in very uncomfortable physical posi tions and make them plead for their he said All the bodies were found face down he said and he said this indicated the victims were being terrorized when killed The sheriff said the profile indi cated that the killer is beginning to fall apart The killer soon will begin to ex perience physical deterioration due to his lack of success in getting re See Page 8 Column 1 By The Associated Press At least 24 people died in traffic accidents in Pennsyl vania over the fourday Thanksgiving holiday week end including five in Chester County in a crash involving a pickup truck and a station wagon and four in Allegheny County when a car went out of control on an expressway In the Saturday night acci dent near Atglen a truck driven by Richard E Ward 19 West Grove was headed north on Pennsylvania Route 41 shortly after 7 it crossed into the southbound lanes striking a station wag on operated by Charles Vogel song 65 Clearfield police said Ward and Vogelsong were killed along with three pas sengers in Vogelsongs car Micah Patrick 5months Karen Barton 10 and Jeff Barton 8 according to police Velva Patrick 27 Johns town was listed in critical condition Sunday at Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital Char lene Barton 37 of Newark Ohio and Jennifer Barton 12 were listed in guarded condi tion All were passengers in the station wagon police said Another passenger in the auto Elaine Vogelsong 61 was listed in serious condtion at Lancaster General Hospi tal In the secondworst acci dent over the holiday week end four Pittsburgh residents Thanksgiving Weekend Claims 489 On Highways By The Associated Press With the long Thanksgiving weekend over and holiday tra velers mostly back at home the number of deaths on the nations highways stood at about 500 today By 3 EST 489 fatalities had been reported since the beginning of the fourday Thanksgiving weekend The National Safety Council had estimated that between 500 and 600 persons would die in traffic accidents over the holiday weekend which began at 6 Wednesday and ran until midnight Sunday Last year 466 people died during the Thanksgiving holi day were killed at about 11 when their car went out of control on the Allegheny Val ley Expressway in OHara Township fell about 60 feet from the roadway and landed on its roof Killed in that crash were Kimberly Szulkowski 16 Rita Kovacsis 16 Kathleen ORourke 16 and Charles Balestrieri 19 the driver po lice said And in a double fatality po lice said they were pursuing a car near Columbia in Lancas ter County shortly before 6 Thursday when it struck a tree killing Thomas E Mil ler 27 Ephrata and Mark Sipling 24 Mount Joy Killed in other crashes were Currie 24 Audubon in a twocar crash early Sun day on Route 29 in Perkiomen Township Natale 18 whose car hit a utility pole on Route 332 in Northampton Bucks County after a tire blew out Sunday morning Cook 52 To byhanna a pedestrian struck while crossing Route 611 near Mount Pocono Friday night J Ebersole 29 Middletown when her car was struck by a fuel oil truck Friday afternoon Her two daughters were trapped in the auto for an hour E Harmon 31 Sicklerville Friday morning in a multicar crash on the Walt Whitman Bridge in Philadelphia Gonsalves 22 Reading whose pickup truck hit a building in Reading Thursday morning H Nova 23 whose car was struck during a Uturn on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Montgomery County late Wednesday night R Ebbitt 49 Elizabeth Township Alleghe ny County in a threecar crash on Route 51 in Jefferson Wednesday BUDGET PLEDGE Ronald Reagans pledge to make deep cuts in the governments 1981 budget seems headed for the graveyard of unfulfilled political promises Thats the place where Jimmy Carters vow to balance the budget this year was buried See Washington Today column on page 29 STEAM DUMP Philadelphias trash could soon be dumped at City Hall to feed a special incinerator that would heat the municipal offices plus provide energy for air conditioning and electricity See story on page 33 OTHER FEATURES Gazetteland Christmas Lottery Women Obituaries on Page 38 BELL Anthony 82 Ya tesboro GEORGE Mary 92 Greensburg RD 6 for merly of Indiana HART Clarence Albert 78 Home RD 1 MAHAN Samuel 72 Strongstown RD 2 ROSE Mrs Aima 71 Clarksburg RD 1 TROUP Mrs Emma Vir ginia 82 Dayton ENGLE Mrs Freeto 1L 57   

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