Tyrone Daily Herald, November 19, 1981

Tyrone Daily Herald

November 19, 1981

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Tyrone Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 19, 1981, Tyrone, Pennsylvania Slate Hill RdF23 Camp Hi Tyrone Daily Herald USPS 645800 Number 82 of Our 115th Year Thursday November 191981 Per Copy NATO Hails Speech Soviets Claim Foul LETS TOP 1980 That is the theme of the Blair County Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Associations 1981 Christmas Stamp sale which beganthis week The organization said they have high hopes and good prospects for providing more and better services especially considering the areas faltering economy Striking a pose for a replica of this years Christmas stamp is left Mandi Gunnett daughter of Jo Ellen Gunnett of Williamsburg and right Alissa Miller daughter of William and Diane Miller of Altoona Healthy children free of respiratory ailments is the goal of the local seal association Be 11 wood Makes Proposal Change Confusion over just what Bellwood Borough is doing with a Housing and Urban Development grant was cleared up yesterday by George Closson the boroughs Block Grant Administrator f Due to the fact that the new elementary school project fell through the borough was not able to use the North Side elementary school for apart ments as planned Closson The borough has had to apply for a change in the original proposal which still must receive HUD approval The purpose of this activity is to create at least eight apartment units in Bellwood Borough with priority being given to the North Side The community develop ment office will make loans of up to per unit of 0 interest for ten years Any funds needed beyond these will be the responsibility of the participating property owner Because this is a HUD financial activity the prin ciple beneficiaries that is the future tenants of these units must be low and moderate income households selected by the property owner as defined ContdonPage2 18 Million Cold Turk NEW YORK UPI Stub bing out their last cigarettes at midnight an estimated 18 million people pledged today to struggle through 24 hours without a smoke The American Cancer Socie ty sponsoring a 5th Great American Smokeout says whether they are defiant or dependent most smokers want to quit As proof Cancer Society officials cite a Gallup study that last July showed 66 percent would like to give up their habit Five million made it all the way last year Those making the attempt this year will be cheered on at various special events helped at smokers crisis centers buoyed by families sweethearts and coworkers Smokeout is important the Cancer Society said because it makes smokers the center of attention and becomes a sort of be kind to smokers day The Cancer Society estimate of 18 million ex pected to take part in the 1981 smokeout is based on projec tions from two surveys The first a Gallup study taken ContdonPage2 WASHlNUiuiN 1UP1 Realistic results from President Reagans broad initiative for mutual conventional and nuclear disarmament with the Soviet Union loomed far down the negotiating track today despite the hurrahs greeting the sweeping proposals Its going to take time to accomplish anything with the Soviets said Richard Perle the assistant defense secretary for international security policy who coordinates US and NATO affairs The NATO allies applauded Reagans farreaching overture Wednesday as the ammunition needed to quiet growing an tinuclear sentiment in Europe But the Soviets not unex pectedly immediately denounced it as a propaganda ploy Reagan offered to cancel deployment of 572 new medium range nuclear missiles in Europe if the Soviets dismantle theirs to reduce the numbers of strategic atomic weapons on both sides and to cut back conventional troop and armored forces facing each other across the NATOWarsaw Pact frontline In a speech beamed worldwide Reagan said Its a simple straightforward yet historic message the United States pro poses the mutual reduction of conventional intermediate range nuclear and strategic forces The unprecedently sweeping measures as one ad ministration official described the offer basically appeared as much designed to end the nuclear faceoff in Europe as they are to calm European fury over plans to counter the deadly ac curate Soviet SS20 missiles with more advanced US missiles The proposal to withhold deployment of 108 Pershing Us and 464 cruise missiles in five European countries beginning in December 1983 will be the opening US position at the first phase of the disarmament process opening in Geneva Nov 30 In exchange the Soviets would have to agree to dismantle what administration officials have said are 270 SS20s and another 380 older SS4s and SS5s The SS20s with ranges of 2500 miles and which carry three warheads each on tracked launchers can hit anywhere in Europe By comparison the United States now has 108 Pershing lAs with ranges of 160 miles and 36 Lance missiles that can be fired no more than 70 miles making them useful only as tactical battlefield weapons As for reducing the numbers of strategic forces Secretary of State Alexander Haig is to meet Soviet Foreign Minister An drei Gromyko in Geneva Jan 2627 to discuss opening the so called Strategic Arms Reduction Talks a senior US official told reporters the followup to the SALT bargaining We hope this bold proposal put forward by the president Man Wins Million satisfies the question about whether this is serious said Fred Ikle undersecretary of defense for policy But he said it may take long and hard negotiations Sen Jake Garn RUtah may have summed up the positive reaction to Reagans first major foreign policy address when he said This is an opportunity for the Soviets to put up or shut up White House spokesman Larry Speakes described Reagan as extremely pleased with the positive reaction at home and abroad The platform for the speech was the National Press Club but it was beamed around to globe to what the International Communications Agency estimated will be an audience of 200 million Seven countries broadcast it live The timing of the address gave Reagan the opportunity to seize the arms control initiative from Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev who is to meet with West German Chancellor ContdonPage2 NEW YORK DPI A man from Brooklyn who changes lightbulbs for a living went back to work the day after he claimed a million lottery jackpot the largest prize in the history of the world But Lou Eisenberg 53 had a change of heart Tuesday after he arrived at his 8225aweek job with CMS Electrical Maintenance 1 said to myself What kind of a nut am 1 1 was putting in lightbulbs and I had million Eisenberg said Wednesday So he quit It was the numbers b 14 22 24 25 and 29 that won him New York states So million Lotto jackpot Eisenberg said he called the lottery hotline seven times Sunday because he just could not believe his good ContdonPage2 Police Nab Suspect In Mall Inferno Officers from the Pennsylvania State Police and Logan Township Police Department arrested a suspect yesterday in connection with a Saturday morning fire at an Altoona shopping center According to Hollidaysburg State Police Douglas Edward Smith 18 of 1414 19th St Altoona was charg ed with the arson which caused the fire that destroyed the Century House discount store and the Johnson Travel Agency and damaged the Food Warehouse in PleasantValley Shopping Center The Logan Township blaze began in the early morning hours of Nov 14 causing million in damages Smith was arraigned before District Magistrate Patrick Jones and is currently being held in Blair County Prison in lieu of bond according to Hollidaysbuig State Police Smith was also charged with burglary and two counts each of causing or risk ing a catastrophe recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief Smith is accused of burglarizing the Century House a catalog discount store and then setting it on fire Authorities also charge Smith with setting a fire behind the Food Warehouse as a diversion ContdonPage2 Westvaco Has Some Good News News From Around Here EBENSBURGA Utah truck driver was convicted Wednesday in Cambria County Court of two homicide bymotorvehicle charges in the August 1979 traffic deaths of a Blair County woman and her grand daughter on Route 22 at the bottom of Chickaree Moun tain Judge Clifton McWilliams said he felt the testimony showed that Michael James 34 Utah formerly of Howard Centre County has been operating an overloaded truck at the time of the acci dent as well as having been guilty of traveling at an un safe speed and of reckless driving HOLLIDAYSBURGIn an unexpected move yester day theadvisory board to the county office of Mental Health and Mental Retardation voted to terminate ef fective March 31 its residential program for the men tally ill According to JoEllen Steinbrunner of the coun ty office the residential program has been having a difficult time finding suitable individuals HOLLIDAYSBURGA prisoner at the Blair County jail started a small fire there last week but the fire was auickly extinguished it was reported to the Blair ContdonPage2 Senate GOPTriesToCompromise WASHINGTON UPI Seeking to avert a veto by President Reagan Senate Republicans are looking for budget cuts small enough for Congress but large enough to satisfy Reagan They struggled with the matter Wednesday planned to meet with all GOP senators early today and then on the Senate floor offer an amend ment aimed at reducing a billion spending bill that is needed to keep the govern ment from shutting down at midnight Friday GOP leaders said Wednes day they were not sure what form the amendment would take The White House has madeit clear that Reagan would veto the measure without further reductions I think well have an amendment Senate Republican Leader Howard Baker told reporters after a day of talks with White House officials and dissident senators He hinted he had enough votes to pass such a measure But Appropriations Com mittee Chairman Mark Hat field ROre who opposes deeper cuts stressed that so far There is no agreement There is a draft of a proposal Staff sources said the draft contained a smaller percen tage cut than Reagan re quested because new calcula tions showed a smaller cut would achieve the same reduction in dollars that Reagan is seeking The proposal developed during a day of frantic negotiations that began after Baker found there was inade quate support for a 5 percent reduction Reagan had requested the 5 percent acrosstheboard cut saying that would be half of what he originally asked from Congress in September a 12 percent acrosstheboard reduction in domestic spen ding But Baker and Sen Paul Laxalt RNev were expected to press Reagan to accept a 35 percent compromise at a blacktie dinner the president hosted for Republican senators Wednesday night They also hoped to sell him on including defense spending a sticking point for some senators Staff aides said the 35 percent figure being discussed would not be across the board They said the actual cut could ContdonPage2 Holiday Hours Are Announced Dorothy Derman secretary of the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce recently released store hours for the 1981 holiday season in the Tyrone community The hours kickoff Wed nesday Nov 25 Stores will be open until 5 on Nov 27 and 28 and are open until pm for your shopping con ContdonPage2 Westvaco Corporation a major producer of paper packaging and specialty chemicals issued its yearend sales and earnings report for the companys 1981 fiscal year which ended October 31 reporting a fourth consecutive vear for record sales ear were Si6 billion a new record representing a gain of 1009tcompared with sales last year Earnings for the year reached an alltime high of S1008 million equal to S395 a share compared with million or a share the previous earnings record set Westvaco nings and dividends In spite of an uncertain economy noted David L Luke 111 Westvacos chair man and chief executive of ficer Westvaco had a very successful year that included record sales earnings and dividends for the fourth consecutive years and a stock split This strong performance is the result of Westvacos fiveyear S600 million growth program Mr Luke stated The companys sales for the fiscal year ended October 31 in 1980 The new records follow a 3for2 stock split and a dividend increase in mid year This dividend action represents the ninth con secutive annual increase and the fifteenth increase in the past 18 years extending to 86 years the companys record of uninterrupted quarterly cash dividends The companys Annual Report will be available in early December Greenwood Fireman Honored This Month Ralph Walker of 606 Har vard Lane in the Greenwood section of Altoona has been named Firemanofthe Month for November by the Allied Volunteer Firemens Association of Blair County The honor award was presented during the Associations monthly meeting at the Greenwood fire hall on Monday evening Walker has 22 years of service with the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company of Logan Township In the past he has held the offices of president and secretary of the company For 10 years he has been serving as treasurer and is also presently the com panys fire prevention officer He has assisted with many of the companys fund raising activities He is a member of the Logan Township Firemens Relief Association Walker is employed as an assistant store manager for Weis Markets and he is also a cooperator of the Greenwood Fire Equipment Sales OTHER MATTERS Several other matters were transacted during Monday evenings meeting Association President Thomas Tanneyhill expressed the appreciation of all the volunteer fire fighters of the area to the votersof Blair County who voted approval of the firemens loan fund referendum at the recent general election The state volunteer loan assistance program makes it possible for ambulance fire and rescue units to obtain low interest loans with which to purchase vehicles and equipment or to construct stations The ad ditional funds authorized for the loan fund will benefit the volunteer fire departments and the citizens of Blair County for many years to come The next meeting of the Allied Firemens Association will feature the election of 1982 officers The session will take place at the Canan Station fire hall on Monday December 21 at8pm Weather Rain tonight and Friday Lows tonight 3540 High Friday 40 50 Saturday through Monday A chance of snow flurries Saturday Fair Sunday and Monday Morning lows in the 20s Saturday and Sunday and in the teens Monday Daily highs in the 30s County Chorus Here For Education Week Finale As a finale to American Education Week the Tyrone Area High School Choral Department is playing host to the Blair County Chorus which will present its annual concert in the school auditorium Friday at 8 pm Representatives of five area high schools began rehearsals today and will continue throughout the day tomorrow The 150voice chorus will be directed by Bruce A Hirsch chairman of the department of music and director of choral organizations at Juniata College Huntingdon Hirsch has studied and performed with many greats of the music world including Bruno Walter Leonard Bernstein Robert Shaw Eugene Ormandy Rodger Wagner Charles C Hirt Julius Herford John F Williamson and Nicholas Haranyi He has toured and performed in 28 countries in the Far East Near East Europe and Mexico and has had performing ex periences ranging from Carnegie Hall and the Greek to the NBC and CBS studios in Los Angeles Friday nights program will include In Paths of Beauty by Young Sanctus by Cherubini Adoramus Te Christe by Pelestrina Pretty Mary and Devilish Mary by Thomson American Folk Trilogy by Lojeski Mistletoe and Love by Strom men Sleighride Sleighride by Kunz Evergreen by Streisand What a Difference Youve Made in My Life by Jordan The Lord Loves a Laughin Man by Leaning on the Everlasting Arm by Culross The Rhythm of Life and Hey Look Me Over by Coleman Participating schools and their directors are Bellwood Antis Richard Bower Central Jack Shaf fer Claysburg Kimmel Scott Marriner Hollidaysburg Area Ethel WilsonTyrone Area Georgia Roberts and Williamsburg John Gallace The public is invited to attend the concert Tickets will be sold at the high school today and tomorrow and at the door tomorrow night COUNTY CHORUS HOSTS These vocalists from the Tyrone Area High School Choral Depart ment and their director Georgia Roberts will be hosting the Blair County Chorus which will pre sent a concert tomorrow night in the TABS auditorium Left to right first row Molly Brenneman Jolene Calderwood Angie Rodgers Deb Huff Lisa Lehman Andrea McClain Meg Lusardi Bill Schoch second row Terry Zeigler Phil Schroeder Darla Brantner Amy Stever Lisa Gill Mike Fink Colleen McCloskey Karen Nebgen third row Dave Kaup Gegetta Hand Patty Kelly Shawnee Hand Steve Beals fourth row Dennis Caldwell Randy Miller Rob Ramsay Malcolm Detwiler Tim Barto fifth row Dave Fink ;