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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - October 24, 1970, Altoona, Pennsylvania City edition the circulation of the Altoona Mirror yesterday was 36,511 Altoona sir Tutor. The weather tonight fair. Low in upper 40s. Sunday variable cloudiness and mild. Highs in mid 60s. 20 per cent Chance of rain. Complete or port a age 12 vol. 86�?no. 112 phone 944-7171 Altoona pa., saturday evening october 24, 1970. A a 30 pages plus tabloid Price ten cents Campus to dedicate buildings head to give add re Al ceremonies All of Altoona has been invited to perhaps the most spectacular dedication ceremonies Ever held in ithe area when the Altoona Campus of Penn state tomorrow incorporates six new buildings into its i educational network. The 9 . To 3 30 . Ceremonies will begin with a Catholic mass in the new All faiths Chapel which is embellished with a distinctive Carillon in the Bell Tow her. A protestant service is scheduled at 10 30 . In the Chapel i the modern Chapel situated on the breast of the Campus reflecting Pond will again be the Center of attention when at 1 30 .,i i John Klein world renowned com Poser Carillon eur will perform i one of two recitals on the key Board operated Carillon. Composer rank or. Klein besides being invited to give recitals at three worlds fairs has composed orchestral arrangements for four Broadway musicals As Well As for Frank Sinatra Judi Valli and Gisele i Mackenzie. I lest anyone should miss the composers first recital a second performance will be Given during open House at 3 30 . The open House portion of the i festivities will undoubtedly be the Best Opportunity for Altoona area residents to inspect the newest academic additions of the Altoona j Campus. It is hoped no one will i shy away from the ceremonies for fear of not finding a parking space. In addition to the two main efforts to organize county pm that if 30 per cent of the county Barking lots located off Broad ploys appear to be successful i employees fill out and Send in their Way. Quaker supermarket through the Early stages Accord cards an election May be held to peking lot win be made availing to indications from county determine whether county pm a Che it Quot shuttle bus service to workers yesterday. Ploys would become organized Tae Campus in operation. It was noted that Well Over too an i 1 6 represented by the Union but Between the initial Carillon persons estimates go As High As May not need election 200 showed up at the meeting in a a. Important facet of the Day the courthouse last monday Tous Niru. Jer ,. F pm the actual dedication of the six hear Roesmary Trump a repro a ,s., ? the cards it was buildings will occur beginning sensitive of the Public sender note the a Hurt House employ at 2 . To we amp toss. The a Quot i a a a Ltd pm ass am. G 8 the turnout Las. Monday a a hot. During the meeting cards leathers director of the Altoona were handed out to the court courthouse Campus is to preside will be the House employees and to employ were estimated in address delivered by or. John w. Is from other Public agencies Tilk during the discussion Oswald president of the Pennsyl attending and it was reported Avania state University. Mayor acco Tjing to courthouse William h. Prosser and county sources yesterday the number of commissioner Eugene g. Hamill persons filling out cards has a1-will speak on behalf of the City most assured that More than a of Altoona and Blair county re third of the employees Are in favor spec Tivel. Of representation. The six buildings being Dedi the possible organization of continued on Page 3, column 2 county employees has become a a major Factor to consider in the preparation of the 1971 budget i which already has been initiated by chief clerk John Gardner Al Coal dealers throughout the though no actual budget hearings state were warned today by at have yet been held Torney general Fred speaker some segments of the county that they must comply with All work Force Arentt eager to Organ requirements of the Pennsylva ize however there seems to be Nia solid fuel act. Great interest in organizing from the warning came after Roy other segments. W. Buchanan of 2215 10th St., a reportedly there was a Large supervisor with the department turnout at the meeting by pm of Justice Bureau of Standard ploys of the Valley View Home. Weights and measures charged the jail and Highway departments two area men with violation of of the county also were represent the state solid fuel Law recently cd. Andrew Demchak of Sandy it is in these departments that 2 Burrton. Wlaz Harg Denb Quot coming a on a cd Lummll it turn backwards o time a out of poetic context the phrase is a guide for Blair count ians who return to Eastern Standard time at 2 . Tomorrow. Donna Lightner assistant Altoona Mirror librarian gets a jump on her duties by turning Back Mirror editorial clocks to be officially in time with the rest of the nation when the new work week begins monday. _ county employees near organization . Withdrawing Jet planes from bases in Thailand an awareness of god a Why spend $400,-000 for a Chapel when students need More practical things no one who visits the Altoona Campus All faiths edifice where initial services Are to be held tomorrow can fail to have his thoughts raised the moment cleansed and the question answered. Either inside As Here looking up from the Sanctuary level or outside from any Vantage Point on the 90-acre Campus its Carillon Tower is a testament to one too often ignored in the search for truth. Other photos appear in today s special Campus Section dial dealers must obey state warns of fore District Justice Bernard t. Ziegler. Attorney general speakers warning was released to the Altoona Mirror by Richard w. Richards director of the Bureau of Standard weights and measures. To protect Consumers or. Speaker said the Law was originally adopted in 1935 and improved by amendments Over the years in order to protect purchasers of Coal from Short weight Over charges and fraud. The Law requires a weight certificate to be Given to the Coal purchaser at the time of delivery fully disclosing All facts surrounding the weight determination and delivery. Speaker disclosed that two Coal dealers were convicted in Blair county of violating the act re continued on Page 3, column i Iii today a Altoona sir t Root Page amusements .25 area news and pictures 4 classified ads .26-27-28-29 Coin collectors Corner 23 comics and panels .18 crossword Puzzle la editorials and features 8 highlights .5 Jeane Dixon la Rural and Urban living .13-17 sports .20-21-22 sunday Church services 6-7 television and radio 23-24 Uncle rays Corner.9 women a features to sen. Hobbs to speak at Republican rally sen. Frederick h. Hobbs an i standing state legislator and be chairman of the committee i Law and order will be the Iest speaker at the Republican Illy and dinner at Altoona Saffa mosque thursday oct. 29, Lair county Republican chair Lan John Rawlings announced id a. Sen. Hobbs is the embodiment a the a new spirit that he often fes to in his talks with Young eople or. Rawlings said. The 36-year-old Pottsville Nave urges his audience to work in change within the system by getting sen. Hobbs is very much involved chairman Rawlings Aid. Serving his second term in a Senate Hobbs is vice chair Aan of the committee on Law and order and also serves on highways finance state gov rement agriculture forests continued on Page 3, column i boy la hurl hit by Auto on Highway a Duncansville area boy was Hurt when struck by a car on route 220 near the scat service station at 7 50 . Yesterday. He is Charles Littler la son of John Imler of Box 122, Duncansville re i. The boy was treated at mercy Hospital for a contusion of the left hip and a leg injury. Bonita r. Allwein 22, of 409 1st St., Hollidaysburg was the Driver of the car. The child left the service station and walked into the path of the Allwein car being driven North according to Allegheny twp. Patrolman Harold Eckard. East 6th Avenue Road Daniel Monroe jr., 18, of 203 Colorado drive Hillcrest estates was treated in Altoona Hospital for injuries received in an Accident at 10 30 . Yesterday. He was a passenger in a car driven by Harry e. Duey 18, of 229 4th ave. Logan twp. Police report the Duey car was travelling North on East sixth Avenue Road when it crashed into the rear of a Sta Tion Wagon operated by Russell c. Singer 56, of 2415 Walnut ave., near the Kustaborder Iron Yard. Damage was placed at $800 to the Duey car and $600 to the Singer station Wagon. 14th ave. And 21st St. Gary d. Stehley 20, of 2023 14th ave., was cited for driving a motor vehicle without an operators License after the car struck a school Speed zone sign at 9 50 . Yesterday. While attempting to Back the car the youth put it in drive rather than reverse gear police reported. The Accident occurred at fourteenth Avenue and Twenty first Street. Happy reunion alumni homecomings Are usually Happy affairs. They bring together old friends and help Cement relationships that have somehow or other been neglected Over the years. The aug a now Altoona Campus a Penn state University alumni have something to rejoice in this week. The greatest building Advance in the history of the Campus is now about completed. The new All Faith Chapel is a Joy to behold As Are the other new buildings just completed or nearing stages of completion. Best of All most of the alumni can be proud of the fact that they have taken an Active part in bringing All this to pass. Their lives have helped a swell the Fame of Pennsylvania state University a and their monetary contributions have been part of the growth program there. Many of the alumni have travelled from other parts of the country to take part in the annual alumni Homecoming and Many have made this Homecoming a part of their annual vacation. Some remember the old Webster building on the Corner of Lexington Avenue and tenth Street As the a a Home of the Center during their studies there others belong to the a Bathhouse us group while still others remember the opening of the e. Raymond Smith building As the first Symbol of the expanding Campus. Those alumni who graduated from Altoona High school before attending the Campus have expressed approval of the new look in that part of town. While the buildings that Are soon to be torn Down depress the View to some extent the new Library and the new vocational technical High school give Promise of things yet to be. Continued on Page 3 first such move since War started by Bert Vav. Okuley Saigon up a the United states has quietly begun its first withdrawal of aircraft from Thailand since the beginning of the Indochina War informed Allied sources said today. The unit is the 355th tactical fighter Wing to now based at Rakhli airbase 85 Miles North of Bangkok the sources said. About 60 of the outfits 80 f105 thunderchief Jet fighter bombers have begun returning to the United states and the others will be moved elsewhere in Thailand As the unit is activated. According to the sources Rakhli eventually will be turned Over entirely to the thai air Force with the United states utilizing five other airbases in Thailand Ubon adorn Nacho than on Korat and a Tapao. As part of the general american withdrawal from the Indochina theater of operations the United states this year has reduced its military strength in Thailand from 48,000 to 42,000 men. Little action Little Battlefield action was reported in communiques from Saigon and phenom penh today . Military spokesmen in Saigon said one american was killed and another wounded this morning in a Brief firefight in Binh Duong province Northwest of the capital. One Serviceman died and two were wounded Friday evening in Booby trap incident in Quang Nam province on the Northern coast officials reported. South vietnamese military spokesmen said three civilians died and 15 were wounded Friday when three 122mm rocket rounds struck the District town of due due about 342 Miles Northeast of Saigon. The spokesmen said earlier reports from the town that 13 persons had died subsequently proved erroneous. In other developments Allied sources said South vietnamese commanders in the Northern sector had launched a two pronged drive that is the largest government military operation since last Springs offensives into Cambodia. Continued on Page 3, column 2 manhunt in Canada is fruitless suspect held in slaying of five Frederick h. Hobbs Eye in the sky Cape Kennedy up a the space Agency plans to orbit the worlds largest scientific space Telescope nov. 17 to gaze at ultraviolet rays from hot Young stars that cannot be seen through Earth a atmospheric screen. The 38-Inch diameter Telescope is mounted in the Agency a third orbit astronomical Observatory Oal a 4,680-Pound satellite that will resemble a giant Bat 21 feet wide in space. Santa Cruz Calif. Up a a bearded shaggy haired Auto Mechanic who turned to ecology and the occult after taking mescaline was held without bail today in the slaying of five persons. John Linley Frazier 24, was sleeping in a ramshackle Cabin less than one mile from or. Victor m. Ohta a $300,000 Hilltop Home scene of the massacre when he was arrested by two sheriffs deputies Friday morning. There was evidence Frazier also had spent wednesday night in the Cabin. A it is almost As though he wanted to be arrested a commented one police official. The Cabin was placed under surveillance after Frazier was identified As the prime suspect thursday. Ohta a wealthy Eye surgeon his wife two sons and a Secretary were killed monday. Mohtas buried less than two hours after Frazier was led handcuffed from the Cabin the Mohtas were buried following a funeral mass at holy Cross Church attended by 800 persons. In his Sermon the Rev. Scully told mourners a if this age this 1970, has one catchword it is hostility. A a this is such an affluent Rich sophisticated society yet in it we sense such a Shab Biness. Fashions Parade the pleasures of sex stereos fill our ears and to tries to amuse and entertain us. Yet All is Ohta a daughters Taura 18, and Lark 15, attended the services. The girls Only surviving members of the family had been away at school when the killings took place. The bodies were found by firemen in the mansion swim continued on Page 3, column 2 Montreal up a Canadian authorities Are freeing Many of the hundreds of suspected Fly sympathizers rounded up in a Swift and politically sensitive crackdown that has fallen Short of its purpose a finding kidnapped British Diplomat James r. Cross. The manhunt for the handful of men perhaps As few As five a of the a a liberation cell of the Quebec liberation front Fly continued but with diminishing results. Only to persons were arrested Friday. When Canadas Cabinet invoked the War emergency act a week ago Friday it permitted police and troops to arrest suspects without warrants or charges and hold them for seven Days with the Justice minister empowered to further detain them without charges for another 21 Days. Time runs out the seven Day period has run out for the 227 seized in the first few hours. Police said today they have released 108 people and still held 233. Earlier they said the total of those seized had reached a High of 373, but they said that figure was an the actual number they said was 341. Cross seized 20 Days ago from his Home by the Fly which seeks an Independent and socialist nation of Quebec and says violence is needed to attain it has not been heard from since sunday a Day after the strangled body of Quebec labor minister Pierre Laporte was found in an automobile trunk. Laporte kidnapped by a More militant Fly a cell a was abducted oct. To. Quebec provincial police issued warrants Friday for three More men sought in connection with Laportes kidnapping. Nixon at across the Street after delivering his speech to the . General Assembly yesterday afternoon president Nixon clapping his hands seems anxious to leave As he pauses at the . Mission to the . At Nixon a left is Senate minority Leader Hugh Scott a and behind Scott is Senate majority Leader Mike Mansfield a Mont up telephoto presidents . Speerli a realistic United nations up a he said a it is essential that president Nixon said Friday the we and the soviet Union join in United states and the soviet efforts toward avoiding War in Union must work together to the Middle East and also avoid War in the Middle East toward developing a climate in soviet foreign minister Andrei which the nations of the Middle a. Gromyko said the speech East will learn to live and let was a a realistic and egyptian foreign minister Mahmoudi. Riad described it As a very j 110 Nixon spoke at the United Villalu a. Nations 25th anniversary commemorative session under the pm tightest Security precautions in y14 Lim . History. Hundreds of police lined the streets in the Vicinity of the Headquarters Santiago up a troops building and patrol boats and police closed off a 36-cruised the East River behind area around Conche 11-Day commemorative Kress today to make certain session at which 42 Heads of there would be no disturbances state and government spoke 2u,? the election of marxist ends today with adoption of Salvador amende As president commemorative documents and Allende 62, who gets the final closing statements by Secreta stamp a approval from con re general Thant and general seeks a today and will be sworn Assembly president Edvard nov 3, becomes the Western Hambro of Norway. Hemispheres first freely elect led marxist chief of state. Big four meet he won the sept. 4 popular Friday evening the foreign vote with 36 per cent of the ministers of the big four the ballots a 1.4 per cent plurality United states Britain France and the soviet Union held a four hour dinner meeting. Afterwards they announced they would exert a utmost efforts to get Middle East peace talks underway again. They also agreed to seek an Extension of the Middle East cease fire which ends nov. 5, a for a period to be Nixon in his speech called for an end to a traditional cold War re Thorick and said despite their differences the United states and Russia could be peaceful competitors. _ Over rightist Independent Jorge Alessandri 74. Christian Democrat Rad Miro Tomic ran a poor third. But since Allende did not get a majority of the Overall vote he had to go to Congress for approval. Pledged votes this was made certain when the Christian democrats pledged their votes to him in Exchange for passage of a statute of constitutional guarantees aimed at preserving democratic pluralism under the continued on Page 3, column 2 plane deliberately crashed into Church san Juan Tex. Up a a Pilot a opposed to the materialism of organized religion deliberately dived his rented air plane in the shrine of san Juan Catholic Church Friday raining flaming rubble Down on 130 children priests and nuns. The Pilot died in the crash. A i thought it was the end of the world a said sister Mary Patrici. A i saw this duster coming lower and lower. It appeared to Drift toward the Church and the school. At the last minute it dived into the Church. Its a Miracle none of the children was sixty priests celebrating mass and 70 school children and their teachers in an adjoining cafeteria ran out of the flaming building and were not injured. A symbolic gesture the p i i o to a body still strapped in his seat was found in a charred second floor restroom above the cafeteria. Police identified the Pilot As Francis b. Alexander 52, of san Juan a teacher and flight instructor and father of four children. He radioed a warning to Mcallen International Airport 27 minutes before the crash. A the crash was a symbolic gesture a said a Man who would identify himself Only As alexanders next door neighbor. A the was very opposed to the materialism of organized religion. It Wasny to aimed at the Catholic Church per be but just at All organized religion and the Catholic Church just happened to be the biggest. A the live in a world where things were not like he thought they ought to be a the Friend said. Alexander crashed into the Church precisely at noon. Continued on Page 3, column 2

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