Lebanon Daily News, September 23, 1966

Lebanon Daily News

September 23, 1966

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Lebanon Daily News (Newspaper) - September 23, 1966, Lebanon, Pennsylvania and The Lebanon Daily Times THI WEATHER Central Feana Fair and cold tonight Low 38 to 44 Sat urday fair High 65 to 72 95th 13 LEBANON PA FRIDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 23 1966 Entered as second flan matter at tht ef Ubanon Pa under the Act of March 3 U79 28 PAGES CENTS Bombers Hit North Viet Nam Sites Indicates Amnesia Murder Trial Jury Scheduled To Hear Psychiatrist Testify On Suspects State Of Mind The Sites murder trial jury was today scheduled to learn from a psychiatrist what probably went on inside of the brain of Dennis Terry Sites early on the morning of last Dec 24 The 23yearold Sites indicated to the jury Thurs day afternoon that he does not have the answers himself Sites testified in effect that he was suffering from temporary amnesia when he smashed his way into the home of Mrs Carrie M Batdorff Layser 65 at Linden and Poplar Streets Richland and then alleg edly killed her In general Sites added little to the knowledge of the jury as he testified as the first witness for the defense The defense psychiatrist Dr John Hume of Her shey this morning told the jury that Sites was suf fering from an alcoholic impairment of his brain at the time Mrs Layser was murdered The impairment the physician explained disrupted Sitess orientation thinking memory and judgment processes Dr Hume further testified that in his opinion Sites was not aware of the nature and consequences of his acts Sites a resident of Main Street Richland re pudiated a taperecorded confession played for the jury Thursday morning in which he said he beat and bit Mrs Layser The commonwealth charges that Sites broke into the home of Mrs Layser a widow who lived alone in a rape attempt Sites told the jury he had consumed 26 beers and three to six ginger brandies Sites is married and the father of two small chil dren When Thursdays court session ended 11 witnesses had been called by the defense May End Today There was some possibility that the defense testi mony might be concluded today A Saturday court session has been scheduled District Attorney Alvin B Lewis Jr was one of three defense witnesses scheduled to be called today Lewis who was disqualified from participating in the handling of the trial because of his involvement in the investigation was ordered from the courtroom at the start of the Thursday afternoon session Also ordered out of the room were several policemen who later testified for the defense Colleagues Put Check Rein On Rep Powell Loses Some Power As Head Of Group Still Jaunty As Ever WASHINGTON Rep Adam Clayton Powel may get more than the next at tempt to chop him down The flamboyant Harlem De mocrat lost some of his powers as chairman of the House Education and Labor Commit tee Thursday when his col leagues voted 271 to put a check rein on his activities But he came out of the battle as jaunty as ever and with far less loss of face than his opponents had said was possi ble when they launched their Adamsmasher plan a year ago Another Challenge The next challenge to the swinging Negro congressman was expected from a new special House admi nistration subcommittee com missioned to look into the office payrolls of House members starting with Powell and starting Monday his enemies Education and Tons Of Bombs Hurled On Depots Above Buffer Zone SAIGON South Viet Nam Highflying U S 352s bombed Communist North Viet Nam Thursday night for the fourth time in the war The bombers unloaded tons of explosives on ammu nition dumps truck parks and storage depots in the southern end of North Viet Nam above the demilitar ized zone The heavy raid was part of the new U S aerial offensive in the southern Panhandle to halt North Vietnamese infiltration of men and supplies into South Viet Nam through the demilitarized zone The B52 raid was preceded Thursday by waves of US Air Force Navy and Marine bomb ers which hammered also at the infiltration routes in the south ern section of North Viet Nam of the South Vietnamese 22pd Division re orted driving back successive vaves of attacks today by two battalions of Viet Cong an esti mated 1000 men 150 Viet Cong Killed A Vietnamese military spokesman said 150 Viet Cong were killed in three hours of closequarter fighting before dawn He estimated that the enemy carried away 100 more Seven Persons Die Today In Chicago Apartment Blaze Daily NEWS Photo WITNESSES Randy Sites 15 a defense witness Thursday after noon in his brothers murder trial stands with his friend Leo Sobolewski Newmanslown who was also a defense witness At right is Mrs George Sites mother of Randy and the murder trial defendant Dennis Terry Sites At the start of the trial it was Judge Livestock On Second Day Of S Lebanon Fair Fair enthusiasts again had to compete with the weather on the second day of the 16th an nual South Lebanon Community Fair The highlight of Thurs days program was the judging of the livestock entries Last evenings entertainment was provided by the Cedar Crest High School Band under the direction of James Garrett Dairy and swine projects must be produced or grown as part of a supervised farming pro gram of a vocational agriculture pupil under the supervision of a vocational agriculture teacher Pupils enrolled in the Junior FFA programs and carrying Jun ior Projects may also show Sheep and beef exhibits follow the same regulations Today the final day of the Continued on Page 1 announced would be that all witnesses isolated from the Site Selected For Municipal Airport In County 268 More Planes courtroom unitl it was time for them to testify When the court session convened Thursday aft ernoon Lewis was seated in a front row seat Defense Attor ney H Rank Bickel asked Judge G Thomas Gates to in voke the sequestering of witnesses ruling which the jur Continued on Page 1 Robt A Nichols Named Chairman Of Co Red Cross 13 Cosa Nostra Bosses Held In Million Bail NEW YORK AP A State Supreme Court justice today held 13 Cosa Nostra bosses in a total of million bail after their arrest Thursday in what was described as the biggest raid involving crime syndicate figures since the 1957 Apalachin conference Bail was set at each for the 13 all listed as promi nent members of the Cosa Nos tras national crime network by Continued on Page 2 Col 3 A tract of about 350 acre1 in South Lebanon Township has been selected as the bite for Lebanon Countys municipal air port it was revealed at a lun cheon of the Lebanon Kiwanis Club Thursday Sidney Levitz of the Chamber of Commerce airport study com mittee told some 50 Kiwanians and guests meeting at the Treadway Inn Were all set to go All we need now is the money and sup port for the project According to Levilz the County Commissioners appear to be in accord with the air port study committees recom mendations Meanwhile ac tion is being taken by the study groups public relations committee to bring the pro posal to the people The South Lebanon site is one of two sites that had been under consideration for the airport The other was of about the same ze and located in Cleona and fest Lebanon Township South Lebanon was selected e explained because of the Continued on Page 7 Sec Me No ma ra Orders Million Increase In Aircraft Production WASHINGTON UPI Defense Secretary Rob ert S McNamara has ordered a million increase in combat aircraft production for the Viet Nam War much of which will benefit the Navy McNamara said Thursday that beginning next July 1 12month production will be increased by about 280 fighter and attack planes Tactical aircraft are now produced at a rate of from 800 to 1000 a year Powell has among the 30 Labor Committee members But compared with the payroll investigators he was among warm friends in the Thursday showdown The payroll subcommittee chairman is Rep Wayne L Hays DOhio an outspoken and frequent critic of Powell Serving with him were Demo cratic Reps Joe D Waggonner Jr La Paul C Jones Mo and Frank Thompson Jr NJ and Republicans William L Dickinson Ala and Samuel L Devine Ohio Thompson also Is a member Continued on Page 4 CHICAGO UPI persons were trapped and killed early today when fire swept a crowded apartment building Screaming children were hrown to safety by their parents from the windows of he burning building At least four other persons were injured and rushed to Michael Reese Hospital where they were reported in fair to satisfactory condition was screaming woke said up by th Mrs Mary Williamson who lives down th street from the threestory building There was awhole lot of screaming and people in the streets Fire broke out in the building between pm and mid night Thursday dead andwounded The fighting took place in jun gled mountain country 277 miles northeast of Saigon near tha central coast The action was only 12 miles from where Viet namese troops reported killing some 200 Viet Cong Sept 8 The Vietnamese spokesman said seven Viet Cong were cap tured in todays battle includ ing one company commander A lot of thrown out kids were windows being said Edgar J Bedar Jr 43 who was putting nearby when his he car saw away snioke Continued on Page 2 Col 3 ate News Eleds Gromyko Rejects US Bid For Peace Robert A Nicholi 3rd The Lebanon County Chapter of the American National Red Cross held election of officers at its 1968 annual meeting on Thursday evening The meeting was held in the recreation building of ministration the Veterans Ad Hospital 10 OFF Ail Merchandise This Week At K Brattons Shot Siort Robert A Nichols 3rd newly elected chapter chairman wil be assisted by Samuel K Clark first vice chairman Mrs H Jack Seltzer second vice chair I man James L Atkins thir vice chairman Mrs Leon Lew is secretary and Harold G Beckley treasurer Memberi reelected to the board for three yean are Continued Pace 4 UNITED NATIONS UPI Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko today rejected the hreepotnt Viet Nam peace ffensive put before the Gener al Assembly by the United States Gromyko told the Assembly JS Ambassador Arthur J Goldbergs peace speech meant onlythat the United States was determined to defend its a ression in Viet Nam and had no serious intention of settling he war Commissioners Act To Establish Housing Authority Action to establish a Lebanon County Housing Authority was taken Thursday by the County Commissioners during their weekly session in the Municipal Building The resolution which must be approved by the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the State Department of Commerce also names the five members of the Lebanon County Rede velopment Authority to serve as housing commissioners As outlined by state law the resolution declares that a neec exists in Lebanon County for i housing authority The resolution reads There is a shortage of safe and sanitary dwelling accom modations in the County of Lebanon available tofamilies of low income at rentals they can afford resulting in con dltions prejudicial to the wcl fare of the people of the com monwealth described in the Housing Authorities Law The resolution was giv COMPLETE BODY REPAIRS LADD MOTORS 2734585 1224 Cumb Continued on Page 6 STOLEN CAR FOUND The car of Roy Kreiser 33 N Ninth St which had bee reported stolen was recovere by city police in front of 50 Maple St Thursday night ac cording to a police report Gold Coins Wanted U S Only Write Box B216 News SERVICE ON TV APPL Bob Hoch SERVICE CENTER Dial 17J4SM CHICKEN BAR BCUE SAT SEPT 24 II AM to 5 PM At nth end Lehman Sti Bcniflt of St Cyril and Mothodiui Scfio DONATIOK The Navy whose operations re entirely over North Viet am will get a majority of he new craft McNamara said avy air losses have been omewhat higher than expect d Same Day Action The secretary was reminded the Pentagon lane production order was an ounced the same day that the United States offered to stop ombing North Viet Nam if dat country would reduce its ar effort accordingly He was sked whether the two an Continued on Page 16 Col 6 Hire 5 Employes For Cedar Haven 5 Others Resign The County Commissioners Thursday approved the hiring of five employes at Cedar Haven accepted resignations from five others and paid county bills to talling Also approved was the resig nation of Mrs Rachael Margut who has been serving as a sec retary in the Lebanon County Civil Defense office since 1952 Her resignation which was accepted with regret will be come effective Oct 14 Her sal ary at the time of her resigna forjtion was annually Hired as a replacement for Mrs Margut was Jacqueline Gensemer 1118 Mifflin St She was hired provisionally effec tive Sept 19 at an annual sal ary of It was pointed out that half Continued on Page 2 Col 8 Weather In Step With Calendar As Fall Arrives and two platoon leaders Ha said government infantrymen were supported by artilleryair strikes and armored cars which accounted for many enemy dead The spokesman said the Viet Cong objective was to capture the command post of the 41st Regiment of the South Vietnam ese 22nd Division He said gov ernment forces captured 51 weapons including antiaircraft and machine guns Vietnamese casualties were described as light Scattered Action The US military command Continued on Page 5 The weather in the Lebanon Valley is in step with the calen dar today the first official day of autumn At am autumn arrived under mostly clear skies with temperatures in the low 60s The rain that drenched the Northeast during the last four days ended late Thursday after noon Water supplies from Maine to Pennsylvania are near normal for the first time in months Nearly 2 Inch Yesterdays rainfall in the Lebanon area was nearly two tenths inch The rainfall this week in the Myerstown area was measured at 135 inches by Mrs John Wandell official weather bureau observer in that area For the 24hour per iod ending at 8 am today the measurement was about the Continued on Page 2 Col 7 Await Gromykos Reply ThreePoint Peace Package Is Offered By Goldberg In UN General Assembly Talk Police Chief Says Bayonet Could Be Murder Weapon KENILWORTH 111 AP The Kenilworth police chief says a bayonet found in Lake Michigan could be the on with which Valerie Percy 21 was stabbed repeatedly by her killer But a Chicago police crime laboratory technician said tha bayonet bore no traces of blood hair or fingerprints Sgt Irwin Haviland of the crime laboratory said Thursday night that although the Army type bayonet was not rusty it was not a new one He said it had several nicks on it The weapon has a 10inch blade with a 4inch black plastic han dle A coroners aide said the mul tiple stab wounds in Valeries body were inflicted with a dou bleedged weapon such as a bayonet He added however that the weapon used to bludg eon Valerie had a coneshaped head or protuberance not present on the bayonet but Continued on Page 2 6 UNITED NATIONS UPI Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko fresh from private talks with Secretary of State Dean Rusk gives Russias formal reaction today to the US peace proposals for Viet Nam Although diplomats looked to Gromyko to reply in the General Assembly to the three point peace package put forward Thursday by US Ambassador Arthur J Gold berg there were reports the Russian might instead an nounce a financial contribution by the Kremlin to offset the menacing UN deficit Gromyko was expected to take the assembly rostrum about noon EDT ThreeHour Meeting Rusk and Gromyko met for three hours Thursday Night in the secretary of states Waldorf Astoria suite dined and talked over questions of mutual We some interest continue and we agreed to the talk Gromyko He said when he emerged declined further comment The dinner also was attended by US Ambassador to the Soviet Union Foy D Kohler Goldberg and State Department Soviet affairs expert Llewelyn Thompson The RuskGromyko talks are to resume Saturday at the Soviet Foreign Ministers re quest at a dinner hosted by the Russian UN delegation Gromyko was counted on for a lengthyreview of virtually al aspects of the world situation Frosty Reaction Initial Communist reaction t he peace offensive pushed by Goldberg Thursday was frosty Ambassador Nikolai T Fe dorenko Russias permanent representative here said Gold jergs speech was a set of declarations and liar and old sounds and tunes Goldberg formally proposed United States taking the initiative for the second time would cease bombing North Viet Nam if the Hanoi government would then reduce or end its own military action against South Viet Nam United States would withdraw its forces from Viet Nam under UN or other international supervision if all other external forces including those of North Viet Nam were withdrawn United States would Continued on Page 4 Amusements 1011 Area 22 Classified 22 23242526 27 Comics 1819 Editorial Financial Obituaries School 4 2 2 8 Sports 121314 Womens Pages 1516 AUTO GLASS W Cumb Sti mot 2734501 The Record Shop 127 North Eighth Street Open Under New Management Open Daily 95 Frl 99 ;