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Bradford Era (Newspaper) - December 19, 1970, Bradford, Pennsylvania A round the mild Cloudy and mild with showers Likely today highs in mid 30s. Windy and turning colder with Snow tonight lows in 20. Windy cold with Snow sunday. She Era basketball tonight at 8 20 Tennessee tech is. St. Bonaventure. Stay tuned to we so for Complete coverage. 1490 on your dial. Square boxing Day ideally this subject should be treated the Day after Christmas but since next Friday is Christmas and by tradition there will be no regular edition of the Era published next saturday so that employees May enjoy a special Holiday with their families and friends lets pretend a just for the Sake of tills column that this is next saturday. Agreed Here goes a to amp As the Day after Christmas and All through the House not a creature was stirring a except boxing Day beneficiaries in England a quite a Holiday they were the lamplighter postman Milkman paper boy Constable Butcher Baker and candlestick maker a All the tradesmen and servants who had taken care of customers throughout the year. Now they were collecting their traditional Christmas gratuities through the neighbourhood. Your dependable news medium vol. 94, no. 69 second Claes postage paid at Bradford a. 16701 Bradford pa., saturday morning. December 19, t970 published daily except sunday at 43 main St. By Carrier 75c week by mall $37.00 tear 15c a copy two big rockets crash into Saigon Clamp curfews on polish cities Warsaw apr strict cur a from Slupsky a City of Light fews were enforced in rebellious Industry 120 Miles West of polish cities Friday night in an Gdansk came reports that a attempt to end the bloody clash thormities used tear Gas to quell is that have taken up to 20 lives demonstrators and left hundreds injured. But the Steep increases an there were reports of disorders bounced last saturday of the this View of boxing Day at Alah new spot Slupsky in the height of the Christmas season v6i. J i. Norm. Followed years of Price stability. Its height in the gaslight longer i world rioters protesting govern of yesterday no longer pictures mend my be Pri it e., mean a up one of England a most Apreci a p u f of Cally Short item in Poland ated holidays up j3.? jul a a i raised 17 per cent. Other Price changes Charity and Good will to the less fortunate still give a warm feeling to dec. 26 in Britain but the old Quot boxing Quot custom has largely died out. Men looted Sho and burned increases included�?T25 per cent buildings in the Baltic cities of for cheese 16 per cent for flour Gdansk Gdynia and Sopot and 7 for fish and 8 per cent for the Western Industrial City of Szczecin in disorders that began monday government estimated a the various increases would Baltic cities but in Szczecin. 160 raise an addition my 209 million englishmen today a the lord Miles West of Gdansk radio a a ear m Revenue peals for Calm hinted at More to try to Calm the polish peo trouble there after a night of the country has been put burning and looting. Under what almost amounts to a a Western Diplomat returning state of emergency. Premier from Gdansk said tanks were Jozef Cygankiewicz has ordered deployed at 100-Yard intervals Security forces to shoot destruct on the main Street to enforce or Tive demonstrators Der. I a report from Western Gdansk the former free City sources that a bomb had explode in the american Cubides Quot swept i of Danzig has a population of i de in the Back Yard of the soviet by the revolution just As Many 380,000, Gdynia 170,000, Sopot embassy was denied by Zembas of the Manor As Well As the Dustman a spend the Day resting up after the Christmas Rush and feasting or vigorously pursue relaxation by taking in a Rugby game hiking in the country or going to see a play or pantomime. Boxing Day never caught on imported English ways were gaining a foothold. It is a Holiday in Britain and other lands settled by englishmen. Boxing Day May Havo started in the Middle Ages when clergymen opened the Church alms Box and gave the Money to the poor on St. Stephen s Day dec. 26 on religious calendars. In imitation craftsmen apprentices and servants started keeping their own boxes usually earthenware where they stored the years savings and donations from customers employers and patrons. A Box also was taken aboard every vessel that sailed out of port near Christmas. From time to time the sailors dropped contributions into the Box which was opened when the ship reached Home port. The collection usually was contributed to some needy parishioner. 40,000 Szczecin Slupsky 67,100. 370,000 and by personnel. Reporters were 1 barred from the grounds. Senate Likely to reject set vote show goes on in cities boxing Day usually opens the English pantomime season. In London and other City Heaters curtains still go up on an afternoon of Mother Goose and Dick Whittington delighting Small children with slapstick comedy. Boxing Day is also a Day of leftovers of cold food and sandwiches after Christmas feasting our National geographic news service reporters Tell us. Not Long ago in some country parishes clergymen were expected to provide bread cheese and ale for All their Paris Hon ers and on Many farms great pies were Cut up and sent around to far workers. Through the years boxing Day gratuities have not been without critics. In 1721, the noted writer Jonathan Swift complained he was Quot simply undone by the boxes being passed around and also because the attendants at his coffeehouse raised their annual fee to a whole Crown. However he admitted paving the tips for fear of seeming cheap and ungrateful. We Hope folks will continue to be As generous with their Holiday remembrances to their recipients As in the past. Sounds of Christmas a Bradford s clock Tower pm the in the Rotunda was presented by the a Capella choir from area through a sound system in the Tower. This composite choir. Groups from school St. And Floyd c. Fret Junior High Day from noon to i . Old City Hall building came alive Friday. Christmas Musie Bradford area High school. It was beamed into the downtown photo shows mrs. Nine Huslander directing a portion of the schools will present Christmas carols monday through thurs Era photo by w. Forres Stewart in killed in crash Ambridge a. Apr Russell Evans 42, of Pittsburgh was killed Friday night when his car was hit by another car on Pennsylvania 65 near Here. Washington a the Senate is expected to reject saturday a move to Force a vote on the Bill containing funds for the supersonic transport despite increasing sentiment for adjournment of Congress. The vote will come on a petition filed by Republican Leader Hugh Scott and 18 other senators to Cut off debate on the department of transportation appropriations Bill that includes $210 million for the set. But both supporters and opponents of the controversial plane said Friday they expect the cloture move to fall Short of the necessary two thirds vote leaving prospects for that Bill and a number of other controversial measures still up in the air. A number of set supporters including Many southerners Are expected to oppose cloture. But some set opponents might support cloture despite the general Battle plan of the opposition to prevent a vote on the appropriations Bill. The parliamentary situation will preclude a separate Senate vote on the set rejected two weeks ago by la votes. Besides the transportation Money measure the end of ses Sion tangle involves the $66.6 billion defense appropriations Bill three separate foreign Aid measures plus others dealing with the food stamp program insurance of brokerage houses and for Federal workers. Elderly Man Dies As lire sweeps dwelling Section two of the route 219 Springboro a. Apr a bypass project which com 78-year-Oid Man died Friday fenced in preliminary form when fire swept through his two earlier this week is being Story House in this Crawford financed by too per cent state there is general agreement that Congress can to adjourn without making some provision to make sure Federal agencies a especially the defense and transportation departments can keep operating and employees. Sen. William Proxmire d-wis., Leader of the anti set forces is unwilling to agree to any kind of continuing Resolution to fund the transportation department if it contains set funds. Sen. Alan Bible d nev., floor manager of the transportation Money Bill says he wont agree to any procedure that splits the Sot Issue from the rest of the Bill adding he thinks the House will take the same stand. The House has always approved Federal support of the Sot but the Senate voted 52 to 41 earlier this month to Cut off funds for it. Proxmire and his allies contend that the $210 Mil lion agreed on by Senate House conferees the House had voted $290 million the Senate nothing a is hardly a Compromise. Congress expires by the Constitution at Onnon on Jan. 3 and any Bills that fail to win enactment will have to begin All Over again in the new 92nd Congress. State financing Section two of Rte. 219 bypass Era calendars to be distributed the Era carriers will begin distribution of the 1971 Bradford Era Calendar today according to Rick Kautz of Tho newspaper s circulation department. The Broad White band of the route 219 bypass cuts through the greens of the surrounding Hilts in the Aerial photo on the Calendar. Don Tanner was cameraman for the scene which shows the Highway and tuna Creek bisecting the photo and where the Highway ends Bradford lies nestled in her Hills. A. A 4 . Will destroy All germ warfare stocks Washington a $12.2 million plan for the com plete destruction of All germ warfare stocks was announced by the Pentagon Friday 13 months after president Nixon renounced the use of these disease carrying weapons. Vast quantities of biological agents in poisonous toxins capable of spreading global epidemics and killing crops will be de tfx big failure Senate unit finds county Community. Firemen said they found the body of Frank Bigton near an Entrance to a bedroom. Asphyxiation was listed As the cause of death. The cause of the Blaze which gutted the House has not been determined. This Era a detergent Indus chemical. Page 2 try agrees to drop unsafe governor elect Shapp plans to retain at least three Republican Cabinet members. Page 3 Shapp is expected to ask state legislature to approve salary increases for top posts. Page 3 ten nil teams battling for five playoff berths As regular season draws to a close. Page 7 Stock Market refuses to succumb to profit taking pressure and closes Little changed. Page 13 Bridge comics 13 la crossword editorial 13 h hospitals radio log .14 la stocks women .13 i a funds according to letters sent to property owners in the project area located Between the Elm St. Interchange and the Mill St. Vicinity by Bruce Speegle of Clearfield District Engineer for the Pennsylvania department of transportation. It involves a joint venture contract with Central Pennsylvania Quarry stripping and construction co. Of Hazelton and Reed amp Kuhn inc., of Elysburg and is under supervision of Penn Dot with Walter l. Mowery inspector in charge being located in an office on the project site. Section two is to be completed barring unforeseen problems by the late fall of 1972, according to or. Speegle. The project Calls for construction of about 3,327 linear feet of separated Highway consisting of reinforced Concrete pavement 24 feet wide on each Side of a paved median four feet in Width and includes relocation of a Rock and Concrete lined Channel As Well As three steel i beam and Multi girder Bridges having a combined length of 1.042 feet. Washington a a Senate subcommittee said Friday the controversial tfx warplane program has been a multimillion Dollar failure that severely damaged the nations defense posture. It Laid the blame squarely on Quot imprudent. Arbitrary decisions by former Secretary of defense Robert s. Mcnamara while at the same time accusing one of his top aides of Quot flagrant conflict of closing out an eight year probe the permanent subcommittee on investigations said Mcnamara and his civilian assistants a received Clear warnings of impending disaster on a number of occasions Over a period of Quot nonetheless a it said Quot they plunged ahead with the production of hundreds of aircraft which they knew lacked the capabilities originally promised and originally contracted the report read into the Senate record by subcommittee chairman John l. Mcclellan d-Ark., said Mcnamara selected general dynamics to build the plane although Boeing corp. Had said it could build a better one for less. It also sharply criticized Mcnamara a policy of trying to build one plane for All services. The report attacked former Deputy defense Secretary Roswell l. Gilpatric accusing him of flagrant conflict of interest and deliberately misleading the subcommittee during hearings. Tile report said Gilpatric As a new York lawyer before joining the Pentagon in 1960, devoted one third of his time to general dynamics and was a de Facto member of the company a Board of directors. Quot the record shows that he participated in the tfx award the contract to general dynamics a the report said. Quot belatedly he admitted these facts under Cross examination by the a a a stroked under elaborate proce dures guaranteed the army said to provide Quot absolute safety and destruction will get under Way Early next year after All Federal state and local environmental agencies have reviewed the army a plan. Officials declined to reveal How Large the stockpile is saying that information is classified. But the army said it will take a year to finish the Job which gives some indication of its size. The materials will be destroyed at their storage Sites at Pine Bluff Ark. Rocky Mountain Arsenal Denver Colo. It. Detrick my. And Beale air Force base Calif. None of the biological agents or toxins will be moved the army stressed. The Pentagon apparently wants to avoid an other controversy like the one across country to the Atlantic Ocean for disposal. President Nixon announced on nov. 25, 1969 that the United states would never use biological weapons either offensively or in retaliation for a germ attack. He ordered existing stocks destroyed and pledged this country would limit its biological research Quot to defensive measures such As immunization and safety last february the ban on biological weapons was extended to toxins the poisonous products of bacteria which produce such a Tai diseases As anthrax and typhoid. The United states has spent $726 million on its germ warfare program since 1943, said it. Col. Gerald g. Watson project officer in charge of the destruction program. Most of the materials to be destroyed were produced after 1962 when the United states expanded production of germ War subcommittee after the staff had discovered the True Situa i Areca last year Over the fare agents Watson said. Mate movement of 26,000 tons of Obs rials made before that time Lete nerve and Mustard Gas have already been phased out. Tion. The Justice department in an investigation of the same charges ordered by then atty. Gen. Robert f. Kennedy cleared Gilpatric of any wrongdoing in 1963. Thousands of draft records damaged stolen Elizabeth . A thousands of records at the draft office Here were damaged and thousands More were stolen from the office 15 Miles away in Union City selective service officials said Friday. Police said the incidents of action occurs on major red anniversary Saigon apr Viet Cong gunners fired two big rockets into Saigon Early saturday killing six vietnamese and wounding eight in an attack coinciding with a weekend of communist anniversary observances. The six including four children were killed and seven persons were Hurt when one of the 100-Pound 122-mm missiles crashed into a crowded housing area in Saigon a 9th precinct across the Saigon River from the main downtown Section. One vietnamese policeman was Hurt when the second rocket exploded in a Gas station in downtown Saigon two blocks from Brink hotel the City a biggest . Officers quarters. Then just before Dawn a terrorist bomb exploded in the entranceway of a building housing tin Sang morning new Saigon a most controversial newspaper. It wounded four youths two seriously. Saturday is the 24th anniversary of the beginning of the vietnamese War against the French in Hanoi in 1946. Tin Sang owned by National assemblyman Ngo Cong due is vocally anti government and has been confiscated by officials More than to times in the past two years for its attacks on president Nguyen Van Thieu a regime. While the motive remained unclear the blast was one More in a series of terrorist bombings and grenadines that have rocked Saigon in the past week killing at least three americans and three vietnamese and wounding More than 30 persons. Experts said tin Sang a building was damaged by three to four pounds of explosive planted in the Entrance Way where the youths employed by the newspaper were sleeping. The rocketing climaxed a week of terrorism in Saigon and followed a Call by the Viet Cong military command to its forces to emulate the great tet offensive of 1968. The Allied military commands doubt that the Viet Cong and North vietnamese now have the strength to duplicate that destructive offensive but the possibility of stepped up attacks is not discounted. A series of bombings this week most of them blamed on Viet Cong terrorists have killed three americans and four vietnamese. More than 30 persons were wounded. This was the first rocket attack on Saigon since nov. 2, when four of the missiles hit the capital killing 7 vietnamese and wounding 25. That was the worst casualty toll in u/2 years continued on Page 14 women bore malformed infants thalidomide drug blamed Alsdorf Germany apr the 2v2-year-Long thalidomide drug trial ended Friday without a formal verdict but the court said it was convinced the drug caused countless women to Bear malformed infants. The sleep inducing drug blamed for crippling 6,500 children in 20 countries also was curved some time Between 5 held responsible by the court for . Thursday and Early Friday severe nerve damage suffered morning when workers at the by some adult users Board came on duty. J while the Aachen state court identical messages phoned to j upheld a prosecution supported the news Media including the associated press and left in notes at both boards attributed the work to the Quot Early Hoover vacuum conspiracy a As a protest against the War in South East Asia. Police in both cities said they had turned evidence Over to the Fri which had entered the Case. The police would not say what the evidence was. The scene at the second floor Elizabeth draft Board was chaos police said with thousands of records ripped from filing cabinets and strewn in shreds on the floors. Peace symbols and slogans in red paint covered the Walls. A love your neighbor a read proceedings and that he advise done slogan Quot Stop killing people Secretary Mcnamara to give i in our cities a said another. Defense motion to end the longest criminal trial in German history it did not absolve the five defendants. The five past and present officials of the thalidomide producer Chende Grunenthal went on trial May 27, 1968, charged in a 972-Page indictment with neg Mayville Man Dies of mishap injuries Erie a. Apr a 68-year-old new York state Man died Friday from injuries suffered in a two car Accident nov 19 near Here. He was Leon Reardon of Mayville . He died in Hammot Hospital. Wigent manslaughter inflicting bodily injury and violating Federal drug Laws in the development and Sale of thalidomide in West Germany from 1957 to 1961. The court acted at its 283rd session in the cases under a provision of German Law that permits termination of a trial if it decides the defendants guilt is minimal and Continua Nance would not serve further Public interest. Presiding judge Benne Dietz 42, concurred on both these Points saying Quot Public interest for further prosecution no longer exists. Quot the court considers it decisive. That As far As the interests of those who suffered damage is concerned they have been helped during the trial to the degree that is possible a the judge referred to a $27.3 million Benefit fund Che Mic Grunenthal set up for malformed children and an additional $1.09 million Grunenthal has agreed to adult plaintiffs who claimed nerve damage. Between 2,200 and 2,300 children almost ail of them German stand to Benefit. The Bonn government is further proposing to an additional $13.6 Mil lion to Aid so called thalidomide children in West Germany. The Alsdorf trial concerned itself Only with the drug developed and sold in West Germany under the Brand name of Center g an. An estimated 4,000 German children were born with missing limbs and other malformations after their mothers took Conterman during the Early stages of pregnancy. About a third of the infants died because of the severity of their inborn defects. Good Ino Franco Sisco Isi Tho Smith atone mum

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