Monessen Valley Independent, October 24, 1968

Monessen Valley Independent

October 24, 1968

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Valley Independent, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1968, Monessen, Pennsylvania The VALLEY INDEPENDENT The Daily Newspaper of the Mid-Monongahela Valley Area 67th 100 Second Class Postage paid at U.i. Post THURSDAY OCTOBER 1968 10 CENTS PER COPY In Donora Proposals approved on sewage Donora Borough Council in special session last night adopted three ordinances pertaining to sewage treatment. The first authorizes a service agreement for sew- age treatment service between the borough and the City of Monessen and the Mon Valley Sewage Auth- ority. The second authorizes the Mon Valley Sewage Authority to repair and replace sanitary sewer lines and the appurtenances thereof in alleys and rights of way Of the borough. The last directs and requires the connection of all occupied buildings with public sanitary and com- bined directs the abandonment or erection of privy cesspools and septic tanks on such provides for the method of connection be- tween occupied buildings and the sanitary and com- bined sewers and for the inspection provides for the issuance of permits and the payment of tap defines unacceptable sanitary and sets penalties fpr violations. The ordinances were adopted unanimously. Council President Thomas Councilwoman Agnes Griger. and Councilmen Ru- dolph James Stewart and Roy Brooks were present along with Mayor Albert Solicitor A. J. DeMedio and Secretary Tom Petrus. Solicitors present Representing the Mon Valley Sewage Authority were Solicitors Louis Manderino and Arnold Hirsch and Ralph Lynch of the bond counsel firm. Hirsch explained that it was necessary to act on the ordinances now because the bond closing to finance the sewage treatment plant project is scheduled for Nov. 13 and are many loose ends to tie Before the ordinances were many ques- tions were asked by borough officials. DeMedio wanted to know about a section of the service agreement in which the borough would have to guarantee payment on 95 per cent of the amount See SEWAGE Page 5 Land bought for Chrysler Chrysler Corp. seems to be wasting little time getting started on building a S200 million assembly plant between New Stanton and Mt. Pleasant. The giant automotive firm has begun to purchase land it had under option for several months. Several landowners already have sold their op- tioned and it seems likely that several others are about to follow suit. Chrysler has purchased 270 but it is re- ported that as many as 700 acres may be acquired yet this week. At least six landowners have been notified by registered mail that the corporation in- tends to take over the although no specific date for final transactions was given. Four square miles More than four square miles has now been op- tioned by the Manor Real Estate a branch of the Penn Central for Chrysler Corp. and its subsidiary. Chrysler Realty Corp. It now appears that the land which is being pur- chased first will constitute the plant site probably totaling between 1.000 and acres. A Chrysler spokesman said last week that earth- moving operations at the site may begin as early as this week. He further said that land currently under option may be purchased by the Chrysler Realty Corp.. a land development agency which was formed slightly more than one year ago. The Chrysler spokesman likened the speculation of the realty firm to that of any other large develop- er purchasing land around an industrial site for future expansion. He pointed out that land could be developed in a number of ways and that the develop- ment could be spread over a long period of lime. Supervised optioning Manor Realty representative D. L. who has supervised the optioning for several has obtained options on more than 2.300 acres extending from just outside Ruffsdalc to Jhc Pennsylvania Turnpike and. in one even across the turn- pike. An additional acres has been optioned along Route four miles south of the plant adjacent to the junction of 119 and 839 Scolidalc-ML Pleasant roadX This land adjoins a plot purchased several months ago by Moore Metal Manufacturing of South Grccnfbwg. i Seen this firemen getting Christmas street lights and decorations ready for stringing Thanksgiving Week. Vernon man earning a hnekeje in his hand lo help rase his claiming Hie old-fashioned man carrying hnge he is stnd- hg to son in Vietnam. Hanoi rejects compromise hinted By K. C. THALER LONDON has rejected an American plan for mutual de-escalation of the Vietnam War but hinted it would open peace talks immediately if the U.S. would halt bombing of North diplomatic sources said today. A ceasefire in the war might be among the first steps in such peace the sources said. They said Hanoi fears it would lose loo much prestige if it llally accepted an American oifer to end the bombing in return for pulling North Vietna- mese forces from the South Vietnam halting attacks against South Vietnamese cities and agreeing to the Saigon government's participation in peace talks. But the sources said it was understood Hanoi might tacitly de-escalatc and plunge into real peace talks if the Americans ended their air and sea bombardment. The .sources said it touch and whether a compromise can be reached hetween Hanoi and which has insisted North Vietnam must agree to mutual de-escalation to get an end to bombing. Other diplomatic sources termed the chances of gelling U. S. pressing peace drive PICTURE OF picture was taken by the astronauts aboard the Apollo 7 when they were blasted from earth two weeks ago. It shows the second stage booster sep- arating as the astronauts were being fired into space. Just below the rocket's tail is Cape Kennedy where the blastoff took place. Telephoto from Moon decision won't be hasty PARIS United States and North Vietnam may be holding secret sessions to speee bargaining on an Ameri- can peace plan for diplomatic sources said today. The two nations have been meeting publicly only once a week since _soon after the May 13 opening of their talks aimed at toning down the war enough to bring a peace conference. The United States clearly was pressing its peace accord- ing to the observers. From Saigon and other capitals came continued reports of the Johnson adminis- tration offering Hanoi a com- plete bombing halt over North Vietnam in return for Hanoi withdrawing forces from the South Vietnam halting attacks on Soulh Vielnamese cilies and agreeing to let Saigon into any peace conier- erice. From diplomatic sources reported the United Stales even has asked for and gotten Soviet cooperalion in trying lo bring Hanoi mlo a peace conference real peace lalks going at about 50-30. Diplomalic sources said Hanoi is now debalmg holly wilhin its own political and military councils the ialesl American package pioposals for a break- Ihrough in Ihe slalled Paris negolialions. Some leaders were reported to favor lalks Tor fear that a new adminislration in Ihe Lniled Stales mighl prove tougher in Ihe coming year. Olhers prefer lo wail and lake their chance. Hanoi was reported standing fiim on ils thesis that it cannot and will nol publicly offer anything in return for an American halt in the the Americans being considered the It was understood Hanoi might quietly de-escalate and above all compromise on measures of reslraint in Ihe Sec 3 By JOSEPH WASHINGTON the moment everything is gung ho for the it in on it next summer. But can. be says Dr. Thomas O. that Apollo astronauts never will be committed to any year or any the responsible officials involved are as certain as they can be that the mission will be safe and is likely to succeed. Paine is acting chief of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration He was as pleased as everybody else Weather Colder with jew showers or possible snow flurries Friday. Inside Bridge 26 Classified 25 Comics 26 Editorials 4 Health ...................27 Hospital registers .........13 Obituaries 13 12 Stocks 23 TV news 26 Women's news 7 L. that confidence in the Apollo spacecraft was so well by the 260-hour flight of Apollo 7. he told United Press NASA has no intention of allowing itself to be into hasty decisions by any pressures of any kind. The maiden manned flight of Apollo along with many previous unmanned spacecraft and rocket proved that the United States has the kind of and space power it must have to fly to the moon and eventually make a landing there. No decision yet But that doesn't mean a decision is possible now about the nature of the next Apollo missions. Paine said high level review board here at headquar- will study detailed reports of the Apollo 7 flight before the NASA management decides whether to make the Apollo 8 scheduled for late a manned flight in orbit or around the moon. This he cannot be made before Lt. Gen. Sec 5 Vietnam death toll at lowest point of year on display A new local feature begins tomorrow in The Valley Inde- pendent. Called Industrial the feature includes a series of articles on indus- trial plants located in the mid-Mon Valley. Most of the larger industries in the Val- ley will be toured by our re- porters for in-depth stories which will appear in succes- sive Friday issues of The In- dependent. Look for this new feature series starting in tomorrow's edition. Police sweep at Berkeley Calif. Hundreds of law enforcement officers swooped onto the University of California campus in the pre-dawn darkness today and systematically began ar- resting 75 demonstrators who held a building for nearly 12 hours. An estimated force of 500 acting on a predetermined surrounded the heavily barricaded building. They were initially greeted by a hail of rocks and catcalls from sym- pathizers but quickly pushed past to the walls of the building. SAIGON Vietna- mese government spokesmen said today they planned the largest release of Communist captives of the war. The announcement came as allied weekly battle deaths fell to the lowest point of the reflecting a lull in fighting. U.S. aircraft rose sharply with the downing of seven planes and helicopters in a 24-hour military spokesmen On the ground U.S. Marines and South Vietna- mese troops plunged into the Demilitarized Zone and killed 112 North Vietnamese soldiers in a three-hour bailie. Government spokesmen said they planned lo release 140 Communist captives. It was the third gesture of its type since the lull in fighting began amid reports in world capitals that a full bombing halt over North Vietnam was imminent along with a breakthrough in the preliminary Paris peace lalks. An allied casualty report covering the weekly period beginning Oct. 13 said U.S. combat deaths were the lowest weekly toll since Aug. 1967. The previous week 177 Americans died in fighting. U.S. wounded last week totaled the lowest figure since the week ending last Dec. 30. South Vietnamese battle deaths dropped to 132 last the lowesl figure this year. Communist forces initialed no major atlacks in South Vietnam See 3 Dedicate at Brookevale Page By RUTH ANN YATSKO Brookevale M a n u f acturing Co.'s new plant in Rostraver Twp. was officially dedicated yesterday afternoon with feder- municipal and industrial development officials participating. The situated on a oVi-acre site off Tyrol was constructed by the Middle Monongahela Industrial Devel- opment Agency and leased to Brookevale lo permit it to consolidate and expand ils garment-making operations. At yesterday's the project was hailed as a cooper- ative venture on the part of many agencies. Harry Tueche. master of cere- paid tribute to Ihe ef- forls of Ihe Monessen Industri- al Development Corporation in attracting Brooke- vale to the Mon Valley. The Brookevale plant was located in Monessen four years ago with temporary headquarters in ths former Magura Bldg. who served as MIDC president for five take great pride and per- sonal salisfaclion in seeing this wonderful industry finally be- come a reality in the mid Mon Charles president of said the Brookevale See BROOKE 3 UF has moved to 88.7 per cent A new total of was reported yesterday in the Mon Valley United Fund cam- paign for This is 88.7 per ccnl of the goal set for the cam- paign. The report luncheon yester- day was held at the Mononga- ibcla Elks and was dubbed in keeping with the space theme for the day. Campaign Chairman Al Lami said he is confident the sion is and called for another report luncheon at CliarlcroJ Elks Club next Thurs- day at ai which time he is hoping for a successful con- clusion lo the drive. At yesterday's luncheon I he AJtenport of PitlslwrgJi Steel Co. surpassed ils goal and a new leader emerged an the Comnmnilics Division Thomas who directs Jhc campaign at Jhc Al'omwt plant. w'lh an 3- cd lo tl.c total. This was part of the report made in the employes division by Andrew Bury and Adam Vla- who announced a total of S94.245.09 or 82 per cent of this quota. Edward Lyons reporting for Pittsburgh Steel's Monessen plant indicated the amount of this contribution is with more to come. There was a surprising turn in the communities division when Charleroi came up with a or 62.3 per ccnl of an quota to go out in front. Donora was next with 53.6 per ccnl or of a quota accounted lor in pledges and money. Olhcr communities Belle Vcrnon. or 48.9 per cent of a California. or 22.8 per cert of a Moncsjen. SX14S 50 or 41 9 per cent of a S3.579 or 395 per conl of a goal goal for all communities j ssfl and reported to date is or 48.9 per rent In Src f 3 Miss Scftas Miss Slohoda Miss Valley United Fund Campaign Chairman Al Lami holding his simulated check from Allcnport Works of Pittsburgh Steel Co high out of Hie reach of the Miss Torch court who arc about to take off for ''outer at the fourth rcpori him noon of the campaign. Tht theme was '-Mission Possible1' and the girK are .lanet MIJ-S Dorccn Carol Gardner and Kalhv Kali- bota. SW8PAPER1 ;