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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - October 30, 1965, Altoona, Pennsylvania City edition the circulation of the Altoona Mirror yesterday was 34,958 Ett Oona sort Tot. Weather fair warmer that hour s sleep you a a lost in april will be regained tonight done to forget to turn the clocks Back As Daylight savings time officially ends. Vol. 81�?no. 118 phone 944-7171 Altoona pa., saturday evening october 30, 1965 a a thirty four pages Price ten cents election plans set in county voters Mark time for balloting in Blair District races tuesday. Sometimes referred to As the Lull before the storm a three Day period for the grasping of Over looked opportunities the last weekend before the municipal election on tuesday has been approached by the voters of Blair county with comparative Calm the rank and file of the electorate preferring to bide their time until entering the voting Booth. They Are to have that Opportunity at any time on tuesday from 7 . To 8 . When an Uncertain portion of an electorate of 59,469 in the City of Altoona the eight boroughs and 15 townships makes its Way to the nearest polling places to Supply the answers to myriads of questions or statements they have heard or read or both since that eventful primary election Day on May 18, when the same electorate chose Republican and democratic party nominees. All of the candidates will have had their say Long before the polls 118 of them have been closed on tuesday night. And the voters too will have voiced acceptance or rejection of the array of aspirants to county City Borough and township offices. Completing deliveries the county Board of elections is completing today the deliveries of ballot boxes and such contents As ballots forms to be filled out by local boards of election or the registered voters themselves. And each of the polling places will have time tested supplies when the boards meet at 6 30 ., a half hour before the opening of the polls to Complete organization for the Long Day ahead. The opening Days deliveries yesterday went to judges of election in the 60 voting districts in the boroughs and townships and every judge is required to sign a receipt for the ballot Box and its precious contents. The process is being repeated today Nall of the 58 precincts in Altoona with its 14 wards. Remaining then will be the erection of voting Booths by elected constables and court appointed deputies. And there will be a separate Booth in the registration office in the basement of the courthouse at Hollidaysburg for use Only by military person Nel spending the Day in their Home District. The county office has received to Date 31 requests for Absentee military and six for Absentee veterans ballots which must be returned postmarked before mid night on tuesday although they will not be counted until to on Friday nov. 6. Also received to Date Are "152 Absentee civilian applications which if returned also will be counted nov. 6. Offices varied voter Choice of candidates for whom they May Mark ballots on tuesday is wide and varied. There Are party nominees for such Choice county political plums As judge sheriff prothonotary and jury commissioner. The official ballot list appended below also names such City offices to be filled As two Council seats a controller three school directors and aldermen in the 1st, 2nd, 7th and 12th wards. Elsewhere in the county there Are Borough mayors to be named also school directors councilmen assessors auditors justices of the peace and township supervisors and. In some areas at least such local political fights Are known to create issues not to be reached by candidates for the so called major offices. Following is a list of candidates for major county and City offices in the order in which their names will appear on the official ballots continued on Page 3, column i crash fatal for former Altoona Man Stratton. Maine up a four men were killed Friday night when their car went out of control and plunged into the South Branch of the dead River i police identified the men As Thomas j. Nolin 21 Lawrence Saucier 21, and William Tiner 19, All of Auburn and Donald e. Ecker 27, of Lewiston. Donald Ecker fails on curve authorities said the car failed to negotiate a Sharp curve on route 17 just before a Bridge which crosses the River. The automobile left the Road sheared a Telephone pole slammed into a Bridge abutment and landed upside Down in the River. Or. S. Burton Covert medi Cal examiner said All four men drowned. Hollidaysburg native Donald Ecker was a son of mrs. Paul e. Ecker of too 4th ave., until recently of 417 6th ave., Juniata. His father died unexpectedly on oct. 16. Don was bom in Hollidaysburg on june 6, 1938, a son of Paul e. And Annie Corbin Ecker and married Jacqueline Quolette of Lewiston. Surviving Are his wife and three sons. Steven 6 Thomas 4, and Robert 2, at the Home. Also surviving Are his Mother and six Brothers and Sisters Paul continued on Page 3, column 3 Small game season opens Harrisburg up a sunny but cold weather greeted thousands of Pennsylvania Hunters who flocked to the it Hills and Woodlands of the state for the full scale opening of the state Small game season. Today marked the opening of the season on pheasants rabbits and wild turkeys. Grouse and squirrels have been in sea son for the last two weeks in an Experiment under which the state game commission opened it on these types of Small game in Advance of the regular Date. While wild turkeys will be Legal game in most areas of the state Only for the next two weeks in their primary Range in North Central Pennsylvania the season on the Birds will extend through nov. 20. Prospects for Small game Hunters appear excellent this year according to the game commission. Most Small game animals Are abundant because of excellent food production for the second straight year in the states Woodlands. The Supply of rabbits grouse and squirrels appears especially continued on Page 3, column 3 More vote examiners sent South attorney general deplores slowdown tactics by Dixie officials. By William j. Eaton Washington up a Federal examiners were on their Way to 12 More deep South counties today under orders from atty. Gen. Nicholas Deb. Katzenbach to Speed registration of negro voter before next years primary elections. Acting after complaints from civil rights leaders that he was moving too slowly to enforce the new voting rights act Katzenbach deplored slowdown tactics of Southern officials. He sent examiners to South Carolina for the first time and listed additional counties in Mississippi Alabama and Louisiana where he has found interference with registration of negroes. They will open their offices Early next week. Warns Dixie officials in an implied warning to other Southern voting officials the attorney general said a in evaluating compliance with the voting rights act. We look for full compliance a not Only the suspension of unlawful literacy tests but the provision of reasonable Access to new the new counties Are Jefferson Neshoba. Hinds de Soto Holmes and Walthall in Mississippi a Tauga. Elmore and Greene in Alabama Clarendon and Dorchester in South Carolina and West Feliciana in Louisiana. Ordered South Friday was the fifth and biggest group of . Examiners dispatched since the voting rights act became Law in August. It brought to 32 the number of counties where examiners have helped negroes Register a 15 in Mississippi to in Alabama 5 in Louisiana and 2 in South Carolina. Dare wins approval downtown interests support vital Effort to guarantee a Bright future for to be financed by the downtown fathead5 so afro asians May cancel meeting Algiers up a foreign ministers or their deputies from 40 afro asian nations met today in a showdown session which appeared Likely to result in a third and possibly final postponement of their Summit conference. There also were indications that communist China a Boycott of the proposed nov. 5 meeting could cause permanent postponement of the Summit. Communist China and its satellites As Well As Pakistan and a number of african nations have announced their intention of boycotting the Summit gathering. 16 in West Virginia new York up lowest temperature today was 16 at Elkins w. A. Five Hurt in Cresson Accident special to Altoona i Mirror Cresson a five persons were taken to mercy Hospital Altoona following a two car Accident Here today at 9 30 . Taken to the Hospital by local ambulances were Elizabeth Seiler 58, of Cresson state school and Hospital with possible fractures of the right shoulder and wrist and injuries to the spine and rib Cage. Mary Haden 66, of 875 Whiteside Road Pittsburgh abrasions of the left leg and possible fractures of the left leg and right ankle. La Belle Stuyard. 74, of Cresson state school and Hospital whose injuries were not known. John Hayden 38, of 875 Whiteside Road abrasions of the left rib Cage and possible fractures of left leg. Mary Hayden 34, also of 875 Whiteside Road deep lacerations of right knee and bruises and downtown Altoona. 95 per cent of the Center City interests represented by too persons meeting yesterday pledged in writing their support of the downtown Altoona revitalization Effort. Responding to the a take the interests. A that the plans would be implemented by an executive director a a top Man in the Field a to coordinate efforts. Two formulas this is a United Effort to blend first real big step Challenge from the talents of All the groups to business Relevo lament and City work with existing organizations government representatives they and t0 develop cooperation signed a i favor dare and its atty. Silverman said. , a Quot 1 two formula for financing port it with my fair sat. Have been established he exit Means that they were com pained for the property own Nutting their contributions for a ers two mrs on the Market $40,000 annual budget to finance value it according to City assess services to revitalize the Core area ment for retailers .1 per cent and work with government efforts. Of the Gross sales. For other in major Points Teress. Professional etc., the the group met for lunch in the be established by Penn Altos Logan room for the of their own obsession chaired by atty. Louis be Saia Silverman. The meeting was the even before distribution of As outcome of Kickoff started last ses sment cards. Atty. Silverman month when Easton represent related that nine had indicated fives explained their similar dig they would contribute their fair program. Share and More and Over 40 per atty. Silverman referring to cent of the budget figure had been the prepared dare pamphlet raised on purposes scope and budget this Effort can afford no outlined these major Points slackers he declared and men a a $40,000 budget for each of atoned that in Easton pressure three years would be required continued on Page 3, column i it was believed that or. Hayden and Elizabeth Seiler were the Drivers involved but no official account could be Given. New per car bids Washington up a manufacturers have been asked to submit bids for construction of Railroad cars to be used in testing a new High Speed ground transportation system for commuters Between Washington and Boston. The Commerce department said the Pennsylvania Railroad will operate 50 electrically driven cars Between Washington and new York. The new Haven Railroad will test As Many As six Gas Turbine cars Between new York and Boston. Warn v. C. Aiders Washington up the state department has served notice it is illegal for u. S. Citizens to Send Money or supplies to North Viet Nam or to the communist Viet Cong in South Viet Nam. The warning Friday came amid reports that a left Wing organization the May second movement was sending blood plasma and other supplies to Viet Nam communists. The big Valley the title of a new to series started us thinking about our own big Valley just 90 minutes away by car. We did not get to visit this Scenic wonderland this fall but experience of past years tells us that it must be Beautiful. We also know that it is. As usual Well kept by careful husbandry of the soil. It is one of the few places in our rapidly expanding Economy that has held fast to some of the Basic principles of its founders. They were Farmers. They reared their families in the traditions of those who love the land. They were not entirely immune to outside influences but they held their own in a sea of conflicting ideologies and governmental changes. Angry Waves have beat upon them at times As other people have attempted to Force them to adopt changes in their fundamental beliefs and practices. Some changes have been made quite often reluctantly but never without a great Deal of quiet thought. Their Basic beliefs have not been changed. For this a few of us at least will be forever grateful. There is ample room in this great nation for those whom this writer Calls the a quiet they do not brag about their patriotism. When they see something amiss they do what they can to set it right. When they think a Friend or neighbor is a off the beam in his thinking they Geek to reason with him. They do not neglect to perform their regular duties. They take More than their share of the Load and do not complain. We do not fully agree with All that these friends of ours stand for. They do not agree with us. But in their Valley and in their Home one can find a quiet relaxation. They work amid the wonders of gods great outdoors and understand the wonders of nature. They Are not the Only ones entitled to the a quiet americans grouping. As a matter of fact by far the majority of those who live in this wonderful country Are this Type of people. They seek not the headlines nor Rush for the microphone or to camera. Consistently they work for the betterment of their nation and their families and hold out a helping hand to those who Are in distress. Some of them right now Are in the Jungles of Viet Nam protecting our far Flung line for Liberty and human decency. Millions More Are solidly in Back of them with memories of soggy Trench arid desert or Mountain of agony jogging their memory of what Man Calls War. They do not talk much about it but it is not because its harrowing experiences have been dulled in their minds. They appreciate As no one else can the feelings of those on this new Battlefront. In Europe and in Asia and along the Bleak Frontier of the Arctic Circle the Young men of this great land of ours keep silent and lonely vigils. They know How easily this struggle in Viet Nam can flare up into a we orld wide conflict that would bring death and suffering to most of the world. Most of them Long for the peace and serenity of our big Valley in the fall. Sometimes it must seem to them that the whole world has gone mad. Then it is perhaps that they remember All the Good things that they experienced while they were growing up in a land where a vast majority of the people live in peace with their neighbors. Some of them never had one fourth of the material advantages that have been showered on some of those who would destroy the american Way of life. Nevertheless they do appreciate the Opportunity that is the Birthright of every american. For this they serve and endure. Most of them will have their Day. Those who return to this land of Freedom and Opportunity will for the most part find Here Many of the things they longed for and dreamed about along the lonely outposts of the world. Some of course will not return and some upon returning will find that the world in general and their own communities in particular will have forgotten the part they played in this period of history. Nothing will Ever take away from them the deep inner satisfaction of having done their bit for their nation and for humanity. The quiet thinking ones among us will not have forgotten. Nor will those who in the hour of a nations trial shouted encouragement to the enemy forget. The quiet ones will remember with a slight glow of Pride that they did what they could to make life a Little More bearable for those who Are bearing the Brunt of the struggle in the Jungles. The others will live with shameful memories of their conduct and in perpetual fear that some Day they will be called to account in a Public place for their acts of disloyalty. In today a Altoona sri Root Page amusements to comics and panels.18 crossword Puzzle 19 editorials and features 8 major hoopla 30 sports.21-27-28 sunday Church services. 14-15 women a features .16 Central state news.20 Uncle Ray s corner13 Hedda Hopper ii highlights 30 want ada.31-32-33 i weather forecast a fair and warmer tonight and sunday. Low tonight 35 to 43. Cis outnumbered 4-Tod marines repel big communist assault i did Johnson soaks parents Okay tip marry at least 46 guerrillas Are killed exiles pour out of Airlift a ear key West Fla. Up refugees in Small boats poured out of Cuba without setup today braving a Spray driving Ter 0f be president was at the numbered four to on to nor Raster in the Florida Straits lbs ranch today Mekong her Day r Ped a massive. While . And cuban Nill. Als Paront permission to marry communist attack West of neared agreement on a a lerp thu it of Waukegan. I. The a Nan airbase. At and More comfortable air. The 18-year old by least 46 guerrillas were shuttle for exiles. Jet Star Friday night wih known killed in Washington officials Slid Nugent 22. To try to urn Herl m Irma in Ira fathers consent. Close Texas Mann casual in in the friends said mrs. Johnson will attack were listed As a Smoder go along with la i s wishes but ate a hut no the president is holding out by Helen Thomas by Michael t. Malloy Johnson City Tex. Up Saigon up a a com Luci Baines Johnson Daugh Spany of . Marines out Only minor details stood in the Way of concluding an agreement on a mass exile Transfer and that agreement could be reached today. Friday highly placed sources both in Washington and Havana said monday was the More Likely Day for an announcement of a plan for moving 3,000 to 4.000 refugees a month to this country. The same sources said it was possible Fidel Castro might agree to release Between 15.000 and 30,000 political prisoners. Four lose lives the Florida Straits claimed the first victims of the Small boat shuttle which has under Way since oct. 7. One woman died in route to Freedom and a dazed Man told of four companions who went Down with a boat they were taking to Cuba to bring Back refugees. About Iso refugees arrived in key West and Marathon Fri were Given. The Viet Cong attack came the Black haired Blue eyed at 2 20 am about to Miles youngest member of the first ,.family is said to have wanted West of the Hue a base. Not to have her engagement an car from the scene of a bounced wednesday the Fust communist suicide squad As anniversary of the Saul two Davs Aro which election to the White House ,. _ a. The White House remained Royed is. Helicopters silent on the reports. And damaged 22 others Quot i done to know anything about Kirs such attack it said press Secretary Bill d Moyers i the fighting occurred on Hill 22, a Small piece of ground nothing unusual i ,. Rising from Rice paddies about the first lady s press secrete a ,. _. Try. Mrs. Elizabeth Carpenter Miles Northeast of Saigon. Staid there was nothing unusual it was the first time the about Luv i bringing a Beau to communists had attacked a the ranch Marine unit dug in at a asked about a possible Nup defensive position rial she said a we have no be attack was spearheaded knowledge of any such plans a by a hard Ore company of Viet Luci reportedly broke the Cong regulars with three other news to the president while he companies in Reserve they hit was at Bethesda naval Hospital with automatic weapons 57 the total of cubans who have fled their Island since Castro opened the doors. Scores of boats were reported waiting to leave Cama Rioca when the weather cleared. Dominican troops fire on i Monist Santo Domingo up a troops of the militarized Domi eight killed Auto crash Iii Maryland Day bringing to nearly 2 400 continued on Page 3. Column i my recoilless rifles mortars grenades and Small fire. A i a. Official said american casualties were not determined but it was known they were a Light to the leathernecks a outnumbered about four to one a fought the Viet Cong hand to hand at one Point. The Marine company from the 1st Marine division was Rumic Dndr a j i guarding the Region to prevent Emmitsburg. My up suf a an attack Whon Tlly a Nican National police Force eight persons including six it. Communists withdrew they left machine gunned a Union meet Mary College students were behind 22 dead and the marines in Ai a sofar Mill Here Friday. A a i to 1er picked up 21 weapons or Ludos killing Ai least 4 persons and killed pm Rev Loday in a ,w0 a air six swedish made k50 machine injuring 9. Head on collision near Here. It gun j5 other carbines and Union leaders said the police was the worst tragedy in the automatic rifles. Ave no warning before opening Iszory the ,57 a year of leave dead behind a the p olice did no to say any Meolic College. 1 Marine company took thing a one Union Man said. Two other students were Between 50 and 70 mortar a their machine guns and rifles reported in critical condition at shells according to up Corre did All the l Sponden Martin Stuart Fox the sugar workers Union had who reported from the area called the meeting to select a Burg a during thursdays raid on delegation to protest the arrest the dead students were the mat Hie Mountain air fac111 of two Union members. A identified As John Brown 18 of i by Avo Mies West Danang delegation was formed and it m Mother communist attack was called Friday night on Interior Ashland no Fred cons Len earned out against the by la. Ight minister Joaquin Castillo. Projects High begin Here on ways to air strip 52 Miles to the South. Two a4 skyhawk Jet bombers Worth $2.5 million each were destroyed and five damaged in son 18, of Irvington ., Bruce Considine 18, Glen Cove ny., William Mccarthy 19. Williston Park. By. Frank Cunningham Newark And a be Rau. William Bonish Bendersville a president devoting also killed were the occur it a pants of one car. John w. A Nile to relax atoll Marsh of Carlisle pa., and his Johnson City Tex. Up wife Barbara. A a president Johnson Progress in critical condition were two my a was the doctors want him acceleration and expansion of other students Daniel Metzger to a today rounds out his first Highway construction on two pro Hin Ella n. Yand Dennis week of convalescence at his jets in Blair county and one in roman Rahway no. They and j Texas ranch adjacent Bedford county was re the six dead students All were i he chief executive recover ported today by the Hollidaysburg in the other car. My on schedule from his Gall office of Victor b. Leopold Dis the Accident which occurred bladder surgery of three weeks strict 9 Engineer. Monday is to beat about 12 30 . Edt was ago. Continued to devote most the worst in Maryland this year of his time to relaxation the starting Date for two of the projects that Are to extend into late fall and Early Winter at no inconvenience to car or truck operators. Contractor Gordon Delozier is to begin operations monday in and one of the worst in the last decade. It was theorized by police that one Carload of the students might have been returning to Campus from a night out at Clearing grading and excavating Gettysburg College just across for the project on legislative Pennsylvania line from route 07027, near Bellwood of a new but since his arrival last saturday Johnson also has attended to business ranging from a foreign policy discussion with Secretary of state Dean re k wednesday to an endorsement Friday of democratic candidate Abraham d. Beanie for mayor of new York. East German refugees Munich up a four East germans including a 21-year-old Border guard have fled across the Border into the West German state of Bavaria the bavarian Interior ministry announced Friday. Requires construction and relocated Bridge Over the e a of invt if Rudol a lilo n of Little Juniata River. It is reported n 4 Imp that the initial operations will Cen Ter on the Bridge Structure. We Quot a o p i a commencement had been de i 1 11 Oill Toltl played by delay in delivery of steel j. In up j. J. A apr up for the new i beam Bridge. The _ 1 existing Concrete Span of two 68 crisis Iii foot spans construction of approximately one half mile of approach Highway. The present Bridge will Salisbury Rhodesia up basis for ind Epen remain in use to traffic through British prime minister Wilson said the Winter while the contractor Harold w Ilson said today Wilson expressed his Hopes goes ahead with preliminary Grad Britain does not believe Rhode for an Early settlement before ing and excavating incident to Sia is ready for Independence taking off for Zambia on his the new Highway. Under Black african majority Way Home. To Widen Road Rule the Faid hi1 j labor government. He said he thinks the present a like All previous British while awaiting formal execution ended in a Short governments a is irrevocably on a paving contract new enter commuted to eventual Rule by Stone amp Lime company has Rhodesia a nearly 4 million been directed to begin operates Wilson a eds a by Niblick african Over us 220.000 Sion or any other form of Force bites. He added however by Britain to impose an african a it probably will be some majority government on this tire before Power can be White ruled Colony. Transferred to the Blacks. He also warned White extra a the British government. Mists that Britain will not do not believe that in the stand idly by if they try to present tragic and divided a take the Law into their own condition of Rhodesia majority t ule can or should come today he said although Britain had or tomorrow a Wilson said. Decided to forego the use of time important element military Force it still might it a Pend 0f time is needed employ genomic sanctions remove the fears and a i Ison said he a rid suspicions Between race and prime minister Ian Smith had race time t0 show it hat the agreed that a Royal commission Rule jaw equal a Jtb the might find a solution to the maintenance 0f essential he crisis i Man rights will be Paramount. Sees solution a the time required can not a i believe that Given time a a lie measured by the clock or Short time in my View the Calendar but Only by achieve proposed Royal commission can ment. Hammer out a solution which a Day idled with re Crimin can Lead to an honorable and continued on Page 3, column 3 on monday on a widening and resurfacing project on route 164, Between Martinsburg and roaring Spring and Here again a Bridge and Box Culvert Are required with Early operations assuring Little or no inconvenience to motorists. Work is to begin on the structures and on necessary grading and drainage. The present Road is to be widened As is one Bridge. The state reports that laying of continued on Page 3, column i special sections see pages 21 to 25, a Jor a Rural and i Rban see pages 29 and 30 for next u Erie s radio and television programs

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