Altoona Mirror in Altoona, Pennsylvania
16 Feb 1973

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16 Feb 1973

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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - February 16, 1973, Altoona, Pennsylvania City edition the circulation of the Altoona Mirror yesterday was 36,748 Ett Oona snit Trot. The weather tonight very cold Chance of Snow flurries. Lows Zero to to above. Saturday a mostly sunny cold. Highs 5 to 15. Complete report Page left vol. 88�?no. 207 phone 944-7171 Altoona pa., Friday evening february to 1973. Thirty six pages Price ten cents i floats yen world Money markets returning to Normal Ida Tower on Way up a breaking ground for the $2 million Ida Tower housing for the elderly project yesterday were from left the Rev. Nicholas o. Donald the Rev. Jay f. Walters the Rev. Paul e. Myers or. Thomas Starkey the Rev. Harold h. Hayes and mrs. Patricia Muir All Ida Board members except or. Starkey who represented Dillon co., contractor. Ida expects the building to be completed within a year. It will have commercial space on the ground floor. Sigh of Relief hair May lose accompanies. Million Aid Tower Start vote n Viive the Blair county Community by Kris Jankins action Agency today released a stall writer report stating hat the county will improved dwellings for Al lose $22,526,050 As a result in Cut Toona Ida members and City Hacks announced by and redevelopment officials who worked with them breathed a collective sigh of Relief yesterday when ground was broken for the $2 million Ida Tower in the downtown. Mavor William c. Stouffer seemed to speak for them All at the groundbreaking ceremony when he said. Quot sometimes i thought this Dav would never the project has had a harried in renewal funds and perhaps $18 million. $33,000 in milk Aid in the list released tuesday. President the Agency reported the county Richard m. Nixon. Would lose $210,000 in school milk the Agency on tuesday night Money. That figure has been re released a partial list of cuts to Quot test the Validity of the statistics being prepared. Mrs. Ray l. Maloney of the Community action Agency said the report released today will be presented to sen. Richard s. Schweiker when Community action people go to Washington next week. According to the report the and troubled past and gratitude county will lose up to $10 million that it was finally under con a Striction was expressed in speeches at the ceremony and at the luncheon held to celebrate the groundbreaking. The Banner unfurled at the ceremony declared Quot Ida and Dillon co. Affirm Altoona has but the speeches also had overtones of a possible end to Ida housing projects because of the Nixon administration cutbacks and the freeze on housing Money. Sounds Call former mayor and councilman continued on Page 3, column 4 a Seal goal is exceeded by 4,499 Dillen again Heads of Ardie j. Dillen president of Reliance savings amp loan association was reelected president of the Central Blair United fund yesterday. D. Rod Wolf general manager of Warta radio was named general chairman of the 1973 fund drive and Donald Snyder manager of Stanley electric co., was named vice chairman. Other officers retained Are John d. Faulds vice president Frank s. Smith treasurer James g. Slep assistant treasurer and Daniel d. Lanshe Secretary. Or. Lanshe is also executive director of of. Fifteen persons were elected to three year terms on the Board of directors Henry v. David continued on Page 3, column 2 the Blair county tuberculosis and respiratory disease association went Over the top in its 66th annual Christmas Seal Campaign. The report was Given at the february meeting of the associations Board of directors thursday in the Penn Alto hotel. Mrs. Eliza e. Leader executive Secretary said $32,499.23 had been received to Date $1,736.07 More than the preceding years Campaign netted. The 1972 goal was $28,000. She attributed the Success of the Campaign to the work of area chairmen and the fact that people like to a give to a on other occasions mrs. Leader explained that the Campaign has exceeded its goal on a number of occasions. She said people realize the need for the services provided locally by the association. The 1972 Campaign total represents the largest amount Ever collected by the Blair county group for a Christmas Seal drive. The local unit was also the first in the state to surpass its preceding years amount. This was the second consecutive year the local association received the Honor the directors discussed the continued on Page 3, column i Vised to $35,000. Another figure in the report stated that Hospital patients will be billed for about $6,300,000 in additional interest costs. One of the programs to be Cut is i 11-Burton Hospital construe Tion assistance. According to the local Agency a figures the loss of these funds does not mean that the Hospital building programs Are to be scuttled. But it Means that the hospitals will have to borrow the Money from local Banks and thus the regular rates of interest. Over the years the Agency estimates this added Cost of $6.3 million will be passed on to a Hents and thus raise the Cost of medical care. Projects affected the list As released today is As follows a Sio million in renewal funds possibly $18 million. �?$3.5 million in 230 housing units planned for the elderly and families. �?$300,000 in water and sewer Aid expected for Altoona seventeenth Street to Tuckahoe Park �?$6.3 million in extra loan in Terest paid by Hospital patients �?$112,000 for the operation of the Blair county Community action Agency. �?$290,400 in economic development administration Public works programs. �?$240,000 in unemployment insurance. �?$750,000 in Job training funds. The report says that programs will be changed and reduced. �?$190,050 in Farmers Home administration Loans for Rural Homes. �?$35,000 in school milk Money. �?$293,000 in department of agriculture programs. �?$16,000 to Public Library. �?$500,000 under the elementary and secondary education title i these programs will be partially funded in a new program. Blair municipalities will receive Calley a v conviction is upheld Washington up a the army court of military review today refused to overturn it. William l. Calley conviction or reduce his 20-year prison sentence for the murder of at least 22 civilians five years ago at my Lai South Vietnam. The court which has the authority to reduce sentences refused to alter called s sentence of prison loss of All and allowances and dismissal from the service. Calley 29, now has 30 Days to petition the u. S. Court of military appeals for further review. That court composed of three civilian judges is the supreme court of the judicial system. Calley s attorneys argued that there were 32 errors in the conduct of the trial that warranted overturning the conviction. Most of their Points were intricate Legal issues involving the authority of the court martial to try Calley the manner in which the charges continued on Page 3, column 3 military helicopter shot Down Iii s. Yet by Arthur Higbee Saigon up a an v armed . Supply helicopter on loan to the peace keeping joint military commission was shot Down and burst into flames today near an Loc. Field reports said All five of its crewmen were injured two seriously. . Military sources said the ch47 Chinook on temporary assignment to the four party commission did not carry arms or the distinguishing Orange Zebra stripes of the inc on its nose and fuselage. They said it was ferrying material for a Field Headquarters under construction at an Loc a provincial capital 60 Miles North of Saigon. Field reports said the chopper went Down in flames in the Jungle seven Miles South of an Loc and one report said the Craft was riddled with machine gun fire All the Way Down to the ground. The identity of the gunners was not known. Rescue crewmen a . Medical evacuation helicopter also unarmed picked up the crewmen while Small arms fire was still crackling and flew them to the . Army 3rd Field Hospital on the outskirts of Saigon. It was the third . Helicopter reported shot Down since the Vietnam cease fire took effect Jan. 28. The first two were downed the first Day of the truce and four crewmen were wounded. One of them died later to become the last american killed in Vietnam combat thus far. In ground action the Saigon continued on Page 3, column 2 first meeting a air for cd maj. Hayden j. Lockhart meets his son Hayden jr., As his wife Jill looks on. It was the first meeting for father and son As Young Hayden was born two months after maj. Hayden was shot Down Over North Vietnam in March 1965. The meeting took place at Travis air Force base California yesterday. Up telephoto motorists puzzled if your Gas went up its not an increase Altoona area motorists Are paying an average of 4 cents a gallon More for their gasoline today As a result of an increase in Price which is not a Quot Price nonplussed motorists can take heart from the fact that the present prices May Only be temporary if local history has any meaning. The brands of gasoline from the major refining companies Quot returned to their highest or base prices of 37.9 per gallon for regular $39.9 for Lead free gasoline and 42.9 for Premium. Several service stations have shaved a cent off these prices however. Allowances dropped the increases were prompted by the withdrawal of voluntary allowances by the major refining companies. Voluntary allowances Are methods by which the refining companies allow service stations to meet Competition by absorbing part of their loss when they Are forced to reduce prices. Gasoline prices have been de definitely not a cosmonaut Moscow up a a Small boy his head swathed in a fuzzy Wool handkerchief sat beside an anxious woman on the crowded bus. Quot Momma Momma Tell me do i look like a cosmonaut a the boy repeatedly asked Quot leave me alone a the woman snapped. A a you re a Little fool not a cosmonaut. A lady nearby retorted Quot Why do you speak like that to the child look at him he Hasni to done the newspaper Ovetskaya Ros Sia said today the Mother replied by removing the handkerchief an aluminium Saucepan capped the boys head. Quot we re on our Way to the third clinic a the Mother said a the continued on Page 3, column 4 i first two get it longest held american in a my among 60 returning today by United press International the largest contingent of american prisoners of War to head homeward so far including the pow held longest in North Vietnam and a civilian imprisoned six years by the Viet Cong flew to the United states today for the Happy reunions which already have greeted Many of their comrades. It has been a Long time coming but we Are finally going Home Home to the greatest country in the whole wide world a said Navy it. Cmdr. Everett Alvarez before leaving on the flight from Clark air base in the Philippines. Alvarez was a pow in North Vietnam longer than any other �?8v2 years. Sixty pos on three flights were expected at Travis air Force base in California today. A total of 63 americans returned to the United states earlier and the remaining 20 from the original 143 released by the communists monday were to leave Clark saturday. Delay possible military sources in Alvarez was Douglas Ramsey 38, of Boulder City. Nev., a state department vietnamese language expert attached to the european dealings said Light by United pres International Japan ruled out any immediate reevaluation of the yen a step nought by the United Staten As currency dealings Oji ened today in a More moderate mood than during the first Post Dollar devaluation Days. Foreign minister Kiichli Achi predicted the yen would Quot float a that is remain free of inv fixed Price As far As the Dollar is concerned for possibly i several months Quot there will be criticisms from within and without a Aichi said Quot but we will continue to keep the yen floated for some mirroring a gradual slowdown in Dollar dealing in most european capitals the Tokyo Market slowed somewhat today with financial sources putting the volume of business at $25.3 million by noon. Slight decline the Dollar Price was quoted sat 263 yen Down slightly from the thursday Price. The Dollar declined a Little in value in Early dealings today in Frankfurt gained slightly in London and held steady in Paris. London dealers said Swiss francs and German Marks were the main currencies in Trade today. A we Don t think that business today will pick up greatly a said one dealer. A Quot even last minute rushes into weekend positions Are expected to be lighter than Japan floated the yen wednesday following president Nixon a decision to lower the Dollar s value against other world currencies by to per cent its second such devaluation in 14 months. The United states wants Japan to fix a new yen rate that would adjust its value upwards by More than to per cent to offset the heavy . Trade deficit with Japan. In Hong Kong the Gold Price opened at $94 dollars in ounce More than $3 higher than the thursday Price. But the official free Market Price is set in London where on thursday the governments Aid opera or \r,<1-�?T Cen a t0 a. Lion at the time of his capture of Cord $,2.80 an ounce under Saigon Jan. 5> 966. Ii spent slightly he pressure of heavy demand said the release of an additional m0re than six years in Viet asian dealers. 20 americans expected to be Cong custody before his release freed in Hanoi May be delayed monday longer than any of the until sunday. The sources said other civilians who started the Man in charge of the Home today operation had another assign .1e doctor in charge the Clark Hospital col. John w. Ord said the a really Good pressed for approximately three months dealers say largely be cause of the Competition from a non branded or private Brand dealers such As , Kotolene rotary and the like. These dealers returned to their base prices of 34.9 cents per Gal Ion for regular gasoline and 36.9 and 37.9 cents per gallon for their High test gasoline. Some had been As Low As 25.9 several months ago. Return to old margins the increases in the Cost of the products to these dealers has led to boosts for All gasoline brands. A they have All experienced a Price increase and this return to the base Price is just an Effort by the Independent dealers to get Back their 6 to 7-cent profit margins a said a spokesman for Ashland refinery products in Pittsburgh which supplies virtually All the non Brand name stations. A the Price of gasoline is just going to go up up up a he said continued on Page 3, column i ment connected with prisoner release and might be unable to free or Alj i pow physical and mental condition ring american pos prisoners indicated that a aay., they had received the essential Alvarez was made spokesman nutrients during their imprison for the 20 men in his flight a ment and that their Overall break with military etiquette care a must have been since he was not the senior officer in the group. Air fore be shows Iii effects col. Fred v. Cherry 44, of Only one Man showed any ill Portsmouth va., stepped aside effects of the a extremely for Alvarez whose plane was enormous appetites All the shot Down aug. 5, 1964. Prisoners had and that in sharing the flight with div dual Ord said had a a Long standing Gall bladder for some pos the Best Medicine Chest to heal the wounds of imprisonment proved continued on Page 3, column 3 Dollar gains although the Dollar gained on continued on Page 3, column 2 Iii today a Altoona Silt or or Page amusements. Area news and pictures .30 classified ads .31-32 33-34-35 comics and panels. .24 crossword Puzzle. .17 editorials and features n. Y. Markets. .2 obituaries. Sports. Television. .25-26 the doctor says. .17 women a features. .22 court Bailie ends nation s airports Post armed guards Mobile Home destroyed a George Parshall pin Croft fire chief inspects the ruins of a 60-by-12-foot Mobile Home which was destroyed by fire about 8 of clock last night. A faulty Oil Furnace which was to be checked by a repairman at 9 . Yesterday was listed As the cause for the Blaze. The $8,900 trailer at Ferndale was the Home of or. And mrs. Joseph Albert. See Story on Page 30. By Robert f. Buckhorn Washington up a faced with $1,000 a Day fines if they done to comply with a government order 531 airports around the nation today posted some 4,500 armed guards at Airport boarding Gates to thwart hijackers. The court Battle Over the armed guard program ended thursday when a three judge panel of the . District court of appeals refused to continue an earlier lower court order blocking the governments anti hijacking program. But the panel did attach conditions to its order. The Federal aviation administration Faa was not allowed to Fine any Airport which attempted a in a Good Faith to meet the armed guard requirement. Massive undertaking the Agency was also required to hold hearings on complaints from Airport operators about inability to provide Tho guards the court also ordered the government to continue the use of Federal Security police at airports unable to provide a full complement of guards at All Airport boarding Gates. The Security program is a massive undertaking. The nations airlines average 15,000 flights a Day and carry some 500,000 passengers in a Fleet of 2,200 jetliners. The Airport operators who told the court the government did not allow enough time to comply with its order for armed guards must have the guards in place to support an earlier government order requiring the airlines to electronically screen All passengers and inspect carry on Luggage. Cost High the Airport operators expect the armed guard program to Cost $57 million a year. Under the Faa proposal the guards would be in place feb. Continued on Cage 3. Column i

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