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Lebanon Daily News (Newspaper) - January 1, 1977, Lebanon, Pennsylvania 105th Year No 98 LEBANON SATURDAY EVENING JANUARY 1 1977 15 CENTS Most Think Oswald Not Only Killer PRINCETON As the House Select Com mittee on Assassinations begins its investigations the over whelming majority of Americans believe that others besides Lee Harvey Oswald were involved in the assassi natjon of President John Kennedy in Dallas Nov 22 1963 In the latest survey just completed 80 per cent think others were involved in the assassination while only 11 per cent think Oswald acted alone Nine per cent do not express an opinion Persons with a college background while overwhelm ingly of the opinion that some form of conspiracy was invol ved are less inclined to hold this view than are persons with less than a college background Castro Cuba Named Frequently Approximately onehalf of the survey respondents who believe others were involved did not name a specific group Among those who did however Cuba or Castro were men tioned most often Other responses frequently given are the and the CIA Few Also Think Ray Acted On His Own The same survey also shows that few Americans believe James Earl Ray acted on his own in the assassi nation of Dr Martin Luther King Jr in Memphis April 4 1968 Only 18 per cent hold this view while 69 per cent think others were involved and 13 per cent do not express an An investigation into the assassinations of Kennedy and King was recently launched by the newlyestablished House Select Committee on Assassinations the sixth to be con ducted on a large scale by government officials since Ken nedy was assassinated Richard A Sprague chief counsel of the House Com mittee recently told Congress that the reinvestigation of the deaths of Kennedy and King would cost more than million Trend In Attitudes One week after the Kennedy assassination a large majority of Americans expressed doubts that Oswald had acted alone A survey taken three years later in January 1967 indicated that these doubts had not been resolved It was therefore evident that the report of the Warren Com mission had failed to convince many Americans that Oswald alone was responsible The public at the time however was opposed to a new investigation Here is the question in the three surveys Do you think one man was responsible for the assassi nation of President Kennedy or do you think others were involved Hers is the trend KENNEDY ASSASSINATION One man or others responsible November 1963 January 1967 December 1976 OK Mia 29 36 11 Otkeri Involved 52 50 80 No Opialoa 197o 14 9 This question was also asked Here is a question about the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Do you think one man was responsible for the assassination of Martin Luther King or do you think others were involved Here are the results KING ASSASSINATION One man or others responsible Ox Mil Olierl Involved No Opiiloi 13 December 18 69 The survey results reported today are based on in home inperson interviews with adults 18 and older interviewed in more than 300 scientifically selected locali ties across the nation during the period Dec 1013 Today In The NEWS WEATHER FIRST ARRIVAL Mrs Lee J Dundore proudly presents her daugh ter Darcie Lee the first baby of 1977 born in the county The infant ar rived at today in the Lebanon Valley General Hospital The Dundores reside at 325 N Fifth St The mother is the former Doris J Kreiser Darcies father is employed by New Penn Motor Express Inc Daily News Photo 76 Saw Many n 11 m L Is Rubber Checks in crash January Calendar Of Local Events Christmas Concert at Salem Lutheran Church by Lebanon County Choral Society Nick Pastal Art Exhibit opens at Lebanon Community Library through January sponsored by Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts Friends of the Library Book Synopses at Childrens Library Lebanon 8 at the Lebanon Community Theatre 7 Sat benefit for Lebanon Commu nity Library Robert Tobias Art Exhibit opens at Allan W Mund College Center Lebanon Valley College through Febru ary Chapelconvocation program Miller Chapel Lebanon Valley College 11 John Ciardi Saturday Review of Literature guest speaker Northwest Elementary School and Lebanon Senior High School Faculty Volleyball Game at Lebanon Senior High Gym 7 benefit Lebanon County Kidney Foundation Open meeting artist demonstration sponsored by Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts Room 201 Municipal Bldg 18th Annual Band Clinic Blair Music Center Lebanon Valley College 9 Faculty Recital Blair Music Center Lebanon Valley College 3 Ronald Burrichter assistant professor of Pocono Boy Singers Blair Music Center Lebanon Valley College 11 workshop 2 Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Blair Music Center Lebanon Valley College 8 DEADLINE for February Calendar of Events is January 25 Listings MUST be mailed to Lebanon Valley Tourist and Visitors Bureau Box 626 January 9 January 9 January 10 January January 16 January 18 January 18 January 20 January 22 January 23 January 25 January 26 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 3 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I One 1976 statistic bity police are not proud of is the number of arrests they had to make on bad check charges Patrolman Eugene Mavretic who handles all summary violations involving checks said be investigated 126 complaints of which 120 resulted in arrest action The summary violations involve checks of under and the action is taken before a justice of the peace Amounts in excess of 1200 are misdemeanors and these go before the county court Mavretic said most of the cases he handled involved checks drawn on closed accounts or accounts in which there were insufficient funds The six cases that did not result in arrest action were dropped when restitution was made Asked if the 120 cases investigated stemmed from economic conditions Patrolman Mavretic said he thinks it is a sign of the Mavretic said most of the persons accused of issuing bad checks are under 40 years of age and in the lower income bracket It was also noted that mom and pop grocery stores were the major victims of the bad checks by Mavretic said one local super market also got its The bad check writers show a relatively even proportion between the sexes Mavretic related Mavretic explained that when a bad check comes to the attention of police the accused individual is given an opportunity to make the check good within 10 days Failure to do so results in the imposition of a fine of up to plus costs and restitution Patrolman Mavretic and Lt James Frick have this advice for merchants and others who are offered checks in lieu of cash Be very careful about accepting checks In general accept them only from your customers and people you Offered For Plaques Return HERSHEY A Hummels town man was pronounced dead on arrival at the Hershey Medical Center yesterday afternoon following a twocar crash on the Hummelstown Middletown Road Dallas L Higginbotham 60 Hummelstown RD 1 was pinned in his auto after the near headon accident Members of the Hershey Fire Co and ambulance crew extricated Higginbotham from the vehicle and rushed him to the Medical Center where he was pronounced dead by Dr Frank Matinchek Dauphin County Deputy Coroner The driver of the other auto involved in the mishap was identified by Derry Twp police as Charles W Hummel 34 Harrisburg Hummel was not injured in the accident Police said that the Hummel auto was traveling north and the Higginbotham car south about one and oneQuarter miles south of Route 322 at the time of the accident According to a Derry Twp police spokesman both autos involved were demolished The M 6 Junior Firemen Nabbed For Arson I I I I I I I I I I I I by SHARON VIDMAR Daily News Staff Six junior firemen of the Speedwell Volunteer Fire Company have been arrested and charged with arson criminal conspiracy report ing false fire alarms and criminal mischief following a seventhmonth investigation by N Lebanon and N Cornwall W Lebanon Twp police According to Chief Julian Weiant N Lebanon Twp police the five juveniles and one adult were apprehended Thursday from their homes and charged The juveniles the News has learned are Jeffrey Beard 17 2411 Mifflin John Roth 16 2301 Church John Brenner 17 321 S 22nd Gary Engle 17 426 N 23rd and Paul Eckert 17 344 N 21st St Also arrested was John See 18 311 22nd St The individuals have been charged in connection with eight separate incidents of fires and false alarms Weiant said the investigation is continuing and that more ar rests are anticipated Began In May According to Weiant the in vestigation began following a false alarm at Park Silk 25th and Lehman streets on May 26 The six are charged with that alarm and another on Dec 11 at the same address The invkliduals are also charged with arson in con nection with fires at the Park Silk storage barn south of Old Union Canal and two blocks from that companys offices on July 21 That blaze caused damage They are also charged with setting a shed fire on that same property on Sept 13 which caused damage estimated at The arson charges also includes a woodpile fire on the Park Silk property on Nov 4 a log pile fire to the rear of Boscovs Department Store on Nov 15 a dumpster fire at CleaverBrooks Lehman Street on Dec 5 and a cottage fire which occurred on Dec 16 at the property of Daniel Walter Pansy Hill which caused in damages Being an adult John See will be arraigned Monday before Robert Anspach district magistrate The five juveniles were released into the custody of their parents and await action by the Lebanon County Juvenile Detention Center The Speedwell unit is respon sible for the West Lebanon area and occasionally assists the Ebenezer company on calls because of bordering areas Participating in the seven month investigation which was characterized by Chief Weiant as Good hard police were Inspector Thomas Kissinger N Lebanon Twp police Lt Larry Tompkins N CornwallW Lebanon Twp police and Weiant Park Silk had offered a reward for information concerning fires at that location Amusements 11 Area 45 1823 1213 Church Classified Comics Editorial Financial Obituaries Sports Womens Plus TV LOG and Family Weekly Fair and cold tonight Mostly sunny and not so cold Sunday Lows tonight 5 to 10 High Sunday from 25 to 30 2 2 67 910 Drew E Courtney announces his association with Joseph R Harding in the family practice of medkine including January 3 1977 ALL OFFICES DAUPHIN DEPOSIT TRUST CO CLOSED This Sunday The Following Downtown Pharmacy Open Will Be Donough Pharmocy 6th Cumberland Sts Qptn 10 IH 1o P M to 8PM Property on Governor Dick Mountain in Mt Gretna long has been the victim of vandalism with many struc tures destroyed or damaged beyond repair The latest in the series of de structive acts was the re moval of a brass plaque from the stone monument at the base of the foot path leading to the top of Governor Dick Mountain and the observation tower there Although the plaque was bolted onto the rock someone managed to remove it using some type of bolt cutters The theft was discovered early in March 1976 and the Mt Gretna Snowmobile Volunteers who have taken the responsibility for protection and cleaning of the mountain have been trying to locate the plaque ever since with no results Now the club along with the Donegal School District which owns the property and the Sico which manages the mountain have offered a reward for the information leading to the return of the plaque L Saylor Zimmerman the snowmobile clubs secretary said the three groups are not interested in prosecuting anyone but merely want to have the plaque returned Anyone with information about the plaque should write to the Mt Gretna Snowmobile Volunteers Mt Gretna Pa 17064 to the attention of the secretary Little is known about the plaque itself other than it was donated by a now deceased resident of the Mt Gretna area The plaque reads Situated about a mile up this footpath is Governor Dick There stands a monolithic observation tower of reinforced concrete and steel fifteen feet in diameter and sixtysix feet high From it is visible a wondrous view of the picturesque Mt Gretna Hills and surrounding country side On a clear day parts of Lebanon Dauphin York Lancaster and Berks counties can be seen Governor Dick is named for one of the woodchoppers and charcoal burners who worked solely at this point His name was Dick and his fellow work en called him Governor After REVIEWING STAND The review ing stand on which Presidentelect Jimmy Carter will view the Inauguration Day parade is under construction outside the White House The stand offers many innovations including solar heat DPI Telephoto
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