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   Tyrone Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 17, 1981, Tyrone, Pennsylvania                                IBIT Slate Hill Rd Hill I Tyrone Daily Herald USPS 645800 Number 80 Of Our 115th Year Tuesday November 171981 20f Per Copy Reagan Launches Dramatic Peace Plan Osceola Mills Boro Records Found In Dump WASHINGTON UPI President Reagan launching a dramatic new peace in itiative is ready to propose slashing to near zero the number of US and Soviet nuclear weapons in Europe top White House aides say Aides said Reagan will unveil the recommendation in a major address Wednes day at the National Press Club in Washington It will be his first major foreign policy pro nouncement Reagans speech will lay out the position the United States will take when talks open in Geneva on Nov 30 on reducing the US and Soviet intermediate range nuclear Storms Sock Coasts Thousands Lose Power Storms battered two coasts early today lashing the Pacific Northwest with rain and high winds and prompting gale warnings over the north Atlantic states where 70 mph winds churned off shore Persistent rains and gale force winds blasted Washington Oregon and California where at least 15 people have died since Friday More than aninch of rain was reported at Brpokings Ore and Medford Ore reported a hall inch Gale warnings were posted from Washington to northern California where winds were expected to peak at 50 mph Gale warnings also were in effect from New Jersey to Maine as a powerful low pressure system moved off Nantucket Island packing 70mph winds Nearly 2 inches of rain from the storm which wasmoving in a northeasterly direction soaked Boston and Providence RI Officials said flooding was caused by unusually high tides 1 feet higher than normal Light drizzle and dense fog cloaked New York while thundershowers moved through the southern Atlantic coast states On the Texas and Louisiana coasts dense fog limited visibility to near zero in some spots Clear skies predominated in the Gulf Coast states Cool weather hovered over the northern Plains and freezing temperatures frosted Min nesota and North Dakota Minot ND reported an earlymorning reading of 21 degrees The latest of a string of intense Pacific storms Monday pummeled the North west where weekend storms caused million damage Officials asked parts of the coast including Lincoln and Tillamook counties be declared disaster areas National Weather Service forecaster Don Hipperson said the latest weather front moved ashore slowly Monday night and brought substantial rainfall but winds slackened a bit Storm warnings were lowered along the coast Monday afternoon replaced by gale warnings for winds gusting to 45 mph with in terior winds of 1530 mph with some higher gusts The storm dawdling off the coast Monday let electric crews restore power to most of the quartermillion homes in Washington state darkened by a savage pair of weekend storms At the Port of Portland on ContdonPage2 missiles arsenals in Europe aides said The speech is aimed in part at countering the heavy fallout over his recent com ments on the possibility of a limited nuclear war on Euro pean soil between the super powers The remarks caused an uproar in Europe where there has been a recent wave of antinuclear protests Reagan has been sharply criticized in recent weeks accusing of failing to have enunciated a coherent foreign policy that will be understood and appreciated abroad Aides said the US has two goals in the negotiations to offset antinuclear sentiment mushrooming across Europe and to get Moscow to agree to get rid of the SS20s complete ly at the same time The White House appeared to be seeking the widest possi ble audience for Reagans speech Wednesday including live television coverage The USSoviet talks are expected to be lengthy and involve the NATO Alliances decision to deploy 572 Per shing II and cruise missiles in five European countries beginning in December 1983 NATO decided in 1979 to deploy the missiles in West Germany Britain Italy Holland and Belgium specifically to counter the SS 20s whose 2500 mile range enable them to strike far west as Britain US negotiator Paul Nitze will make a bid to cut back the theater nuclear forces as atomic weapons in Europe are called to the zero level aides said It was expected to a popular move with Europeans who have questioned US sincerity in seeking a superpower nuclear stand down Today Reagan will take a tour of the Pentagon and have lunch with Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger He will also roll out the red carpet with full ceremonial ContdonPage2 OSCEOLA MILLS Pa UPI An investigation will begin soon into the discovery of 10 years of Osceola Mills Borough financial records in a nearby dump and the unex plained disappearance of more recent records may also be cleared up authorities said Monday The strange records find and the loss of records for 1979 and 1980 seem unlikely in this Russian Aircraft Sensitive New E Violate ngland Areas Soviet Economy Gloomy MOSCOW UPI The Soviet Union will fall short of its targeted production of coal and steel the nations chief economic planner said today adding further gloom to Soviet President Leonid Brezhnevs grim appraisal of grain shortfalls Nikolai Baibakov chairman of the state planning agency GOSPLAN gave the gloomy news on coal and steel to the 1500 deputies of the national parliament at its opening session today His production report for 1981 mirrored the dissatisfaction expressed by Brezhnev who warned the nation that food production was the most serious economic and political problem of the future Baibakov said 1981 in dustrial production was up 34 percent over last year and cited plans to increase energy production by 26 percent Unfortunately he said It was not possible to fulfill the plan in some areas These included agriculture coal iron and construction of new en terpriser he said Hinckleys Brain May Be Damaged WASHINGTON UPI John W Hinckley Jr shows sign of improving from in juries suffered in his jail cell suicide attempt but it is unknown whether he will suf fer permanent brain damage or kidney complications authorities say Hinckley President Reagans accused assailant was in intensive care and under 24hour watch today at an Army hospital at nearby Fort Meade Md the Justice Department said The 26yearold drifter hung by his neck from a rolled up jacket for three to five minutes in Fort Meade cell Sunday before US marshals reaching through a window were able to cut him down Initially they attempted to enter his cell through the door but were halted by the door lock that was jammed from the inside with cardboard from a box of crackers said department spokesman Tom DeCair It was Hinckleys second suicide attempt since being arrested on March 30 on charges of trying to kill Reagan and wounding three others outside a Washington hotel Last May he took an overdose of an aspirin substitute In the latest incident DeCair said doctors believe Hinckley never stopped ContdonPage2 Members of the two legislative chambers the Soviet of the Union and the Soviet of Nationalities filled the Kremlin to formally ap prove the economic blueprint laid out by the ruling Com munist Party One member of the ruling Politburo Viktor Grisoin was not present at the opening of the Supreme Soviet apparent ly due to serious illness Grishin the 67yearold chief of the Moscow regional Communist Party also miss ed the Nov 7 Revolution Day Parade an absence Kremlin watchers said could be caused only by serious illness or im pending political downfall Soviet sources later con firmed Grishin was ill At a meeting of party leaders Monday night Brezhnev admitted the 1981 harvest was far below the targeted amount The Supreme Soviet the parliament was expected to give its customary rub berstamp approval to the 1982 draft economic plan dealing with the agricultural setback during its twoday session The Communist Party leader ship has already approved it It was a very grim knuckledown speech telling the people there are even tougher times ahead a Western diplomat said after Brezhnev provided support for forecasts that the Soviet Union would have its worst harvest in six years The US Department of Agriculture estimates the 1981 crop of corn wheat and barley ContdonPage2 WASHINGTON UPI The Soviet airline Aeroflot has until noon Wednesday to con vince US officials not to put a oneweek suspension on the airlines US operations for flying over sensitive areas of New England The Civil Aeronautics Board notified Aeroflol Monday its operations would be suspend ed Nov 2128 unless the airline provides a good reason for two Nov 8 flights in violation of Federal Aviation Administra tion regulations Unless convinced other wise we intend to implement our decision to temporarily suspend Aeroflots permit authority the CAB said But a spokesman for the Soviet Embassy said There were no intention of overflights made by our Aeroflot planes The allega tions that the deviations were deliberate we think they are factually inaccurate The point is that our planes followed the rules suggested to us by the Federal Aviation Administration But there seems to be a certain misunderstanding about the routes approved by the FAA and which are approved by the State Department he said The spokesman said the embassy will be in contact with the State Department We hope a mutually satisfac tory solution can be found Aeroflot flies two round trips weekly Tuesdays and Sundays between the United States and Moscow both into Dulles International Airport near Washington Aeroflot flights to New York were canceled after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan The violation was apparent ly overlooked by inex perienced air traffic con trollers the State Department said in requesting the suspension News From Around Here EBENSBURGCambria County Judge Clifton McWilliams refused Monday to dismiss two homicide bymotorvehicle charges against a truck driver in a doublefatality traffic accident Aue 281979 at the bot tom of Chickaree Mountain Michael James Utah formerly of Howard was the driver of the rig involved in the crash with a car carrying four people at am on Route 22 Jackson Township The driver of the car Margaret Janet Werner 58 was pronounced dead at the scene Her granddaughter Dana Lynne Ford died two days later Danas brother William now 14 and their paternal grandmother Helen Ford were also admitted to the hospital The judge saidthat there are two issues in the casewhether at the time of the acci dent the truck had been overloaded and whether the driver had a valid drivers license ALTOONAOfficials of the local Butterick Fashion Marketing Co plant said today that the company has made internal decisions that will insure the future of its 33yearold Altoona plant The corporated good news for the Altoona plant is that Butterick has decided to cutback on its international manufacturing opera tions meaning that extra work will be sent to the Al toona plant ALTOONAA 30yearold male nurse won the title of Nurse of Hope from the Blair County Unit of the American Cancer Society on Sunday during a judging in Altoona James Fink an intensive care unit nurse at the Altoona Hospital took the local units 10th yearly ti tle after a threejudge panel heard two minute speeches from seven candidates Fink stressed the need for open communication among cancer patients ContdonPage2 Student Work Program An Example Of CommunitySchool Partnership SHADOWING PROGRAM Betsy Androski left shows Lisa Lehman what its like to work in the personnel department of Westvacos Tyrone time paper mill Lisa is a TAHS student involved in the program ar ranged through community cooperation with the schools By PEG KURD American Education Week which began yesterday has as its goal the establishment of a partnership between the com munity and its schools In the Tyrone Area School District this is nothing new We have been trying to get area citizens involved in our school program for many years said TAHS Principal Neil Smith The elementary schools are encouraging adults to visit classrooms and share their hobbies and experiences with the students and many of our high school students are getting practical experience through the cooperation of local business and industry Vocational Director Robert Westlev credits members of vocational advisory committees in the trades business agriculture home economics and distributive education with the success of a program which helps students in career choices The program is called shadowing said Westley The vocational advisory committees send questionaires to area employers asking them to accept the services of one of our students for one week During that week the student works with an employee of the company discovering just what its like to have a job in that particular field The program has had rave notices from both students and employers EMPLOYERS COMMENT Typical employer com ments were student was very much interested in our type of work School students we have hired in the past have been fine employees and the high school has a fine training program for business students This program could develop into something very wor thwhile The student gets to see the real work day the pleasant points and the unpleasant ones student was very eager to help and looked for things to do She wasnt afraid to ask for work and completed it on The flights went over much of New England between Maine and Long Island NY when they should have been over coastal waters a FAA spokesman said There are several military bases and air defense systems in the area State Department spokeswoman Anita Stockman said Aeroflots violations were deliberate and our strong reaction should leave the Soviets with no illu sions as to how seriously we view these violations FAA spokesman Fred Far rar said the agency first notic ed the violation and notified the State Department Hasaid Canadian controllers handling the portion of the flights over the Atlantic also failed to notice the apparent violations In a memorandum signed by Lawrence Eagleburger assistant secretary for Euro pean affairs the State Depart ment said Aeroflot deliberate ly deviated from the routes prescribed by FAA regulations As a result the Aeroflot flights overflew sensitive areas in southern New England where such overflight is not authorized ContdonPage2 Weather Variable cloudiness and mild through Wednesday High Wednesday 4050 Low tonight 3035 Extended Forecast Thur sday through Mild with a chance of rain Thur sday and Friday Lows in the 30s and highs in the 40s to low 50s Colder with a chance of snow flurries Saturday Lows 2530 Highs in the 30s old coal town but bizarre things have been happening lately For instance voters two weeks ago reelected Republican Mayor Jaspar Fritz on the Democratic ticket Fritz had been beaten by his Republican opponent in the primary but won the Democratic nomination by writein vote A state police spokesman in Clearfield said a meeting would be set up soon with Clearfield County District At torney Thomas Morgan to discuss the records investiga tion Morgan is holding onto the materials an area resident told police he found in September while looking for old bottles in a dump in Rush Township across the Centre County line Borough solicitor Ronald Archer said he inspected those records at the district at torneys request and they are mainly financial records covering the years 1967 to 1976 They did not appear to have been at the dump and ex posed to the elements for a long time Archer said He said the district at torneys office has agreed with borough officials that an investigation should be conducted Hopefully it will deter mine who had the material in their possession who disposed of it when it was left there the dump and why Archer said adding no one was even aware the records were miss ing until the find was reported to state police by a man who said he was looking for bottles in the dump Archer said he hopes that ContdonPage2i Found Dead At Age 63 Autopsy Performed Today On Actor William Holden HOLLYWOOD UPI Ac tor William Holden whose roles in more than 50 motion pictures included an Oscar winning toughguy per formance in Stalag 17 was discovered dead in his apart ment Monday Authorities say the 63yearold actor may have been dead for a week An autopsy was planned today to determine the cause of death and to positively iden William Holden tify the decomposed body found alongside a bed in Holdens Santa Monica apart ment Police said his death ap peared to be from natural causes Were carrying the body as a John Doe a coroners depu ty said late Monday The body is so badly decomposed there is no way to identify him We will have to use den tal charts for identification Police said however that Holdens agent E Richard Comstock positively iden tified him at the scene The actor was President Reagans best man at his 1952 wedding to Nancy Davis and the president expressed a great sense of personal loss upon hearing of Holdens death Actress Stefanie Powers Holdens close friend and companion for several years said she was heartbroken to lose such a wonderful person who leaves such an un fulfillable void in my life Ive lost my best friend Glenn Ford said in tears He was my best man when I was married Im trying to find out what happened We were friends since 1938 Bill was what I would call a tough honest actor Gregory Peck said I mean he could convey a great deal without letting the acting show through He was a man a real man who happened tochoose acting as a profession Holder won an Academy Award for his 1953 role as an American airman in a Ger man prisoner camp in Stalag 17 He also received Oscar nominations for his roles in Sunset Boulevard and Network Last year Holden gave a sensitive protrayal of a dying old man in the wilderness with young Ricky Schroeder in The Earthling This year he appeared in SOB a movie poking fun at Hollywood Holden was an outspoken forceful man whose roles in more than 50 feature films often mirrored his own resolve He was as keenly in terested in geopolitics native art from emerging nations and conservation of wildlife as he was in his acting career He founded the Mount Kenya Safari Club in Africa where he was a parttime resi ContdonPage2 STUDENTS APPROVE Positive comments from the students included ContdonPage2 Bellwood Council Hears About Budget Ambulance New Force By Dale WalterRobinson Bellwood Borough Council worked last night to establish tentative 1982 budget figures to submit to its auditor for con sideration At this time it looks like the water and sewer budget will be reduced from the 1981 figure with no rate increase councilmen predicted Jack Hite of Gwin Dobson and Foreman working with the water com mittee told council he expected the 1982 water budget would indicate a fairly good surplus with maintenance becoming a greater concern One of the maintenance items included in the new budget is the purchase of a flow meter at a cost that will be determined by bids The boroughs current flow meter has been faulty for several months not providing the borough with an accurate measurement of water used Hite said that the budget will include money needed for materials and suoolies which in the past have been neglected The figures being discussed for the sewer budget are also less than last year and no rate increase is planned The tenative budget will be discussed for approval at the regular council meeting in December HUD Council approved a plan to apply for a change in the status of the boroughs Housing and Urban Development program George Closson Block Grant Administrator said the borough would benefit by submitting immediately a proposal to create eight apartments in the North Side of town with the grant money previously allocated for renovation of the Myers Elementary School Because of the new elementary school project fell through the old school is not available for conversion to apartments In order for the borough to retain the grant the new apartment idea was approved The change in the applications still must be approved by HUD Closson said POLICE Chief of Police Greg Ciaccio introduced the new borough police force to council last night and said they are doing a good job and assuming individual roles in the department that were previously neglected Introduced were Tim Brennan Paul Pfahler Ron Givler Mitch Cooper Dean Rossman and John McClain Absent were Robert Archey and Jeff Foust The men will work individual six hour ContdonPage2   

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