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Connellsville Daily Courier (Newspaper) - December 20, 1965, Connellsville, PennsylvaniaI ast edition seven cents vol. 64, no. 34 Connelsville South Connellsville a. Scottdale a. My pleasant a. Monday evening december 20, 1965 Twenty eight pages. Jittery Saigon expects major terrorist attack heavy fighting reported by Bryce Miller United press International Saigon up darkness fell Over a jittery capita tonight with no terrorist incidents reported on the fifth anniversary of the National liberation front Viet heavy fighting was reported elsewhere. Rumours swept the City that Viet Cong agents were Cruis ing the streets of Saigon in an of overcast weather and rain. Both the Viet Cong and government troops sustained heavy casualties in fighting at an outpost seven Miles South of Quang Ngai Northeast of City 335 Miles Saigon a . Military spokesman reported today. Zoned raid at midday today b52 bom Bers of the strategic air command Sac pounded a automobile containing 200 suspected Viet Cong target in funds of High explosives to be i Ward 35 Miles a pounds of High explosives to be i used against quarters housing Northeast of Saigon. . Servicemen. Such billets were under heavy guard As night approached. Two terrorists one a 15-year old boy hurled two grenades sunday night at a group of vietnamese National police wounding three of them. One of the communists was immediately Cut Down by machine gun fire near the Phu Tho race track and the Dang by surrendered. Government troops today killed 55 Viet cont in two separate actions in the Plain of Reeds West of Saigon. Twenty nine communists were killed while attacking government the and positions 40 capital and Miles from the 26 others were killed when trapped by vietnamese troops 65 Miles West of Saigon. A u. S. Air Force f105 thunderchief Jet bomber was shot Down on a raid Over North Viet Nam today but its Pilot was rescued and returned to the american airbase at Danang. The f105 was lost 45 Miles South of the key port of Haiphong which last week was disrupted when air Force planes bombed a Power Plant 14 Miles from the City limits in an escalation of the air attacks. Air missions during the weekend were hampered by details of the strike against the longtime communist Sanctuary were not Given by military spokesmen. It was disclosed sunday night that . Troops during weekend hunted Down killed at least 221 Viet Cong on three fronts. In the action near Quang Ngai an estimated battalion of communists hammered the regional Force defenders with mortars machine gun fire and Small arms sunday. They withdrew then launched a second attack that lasted More than an hour. The communists finally were Church notices due in courier office by noon wednesday inasmuch As Christmas will fall on saturday ministers Are reminded that Church notices must be in the courier office in West Apple St. Not later than noon wednesday to insure publication on Friday. No attempt will be made to print any that arrive after the deadline. Ministers Are advised that special pro Grams for the yuletide should be delivered As Early As possible but none can be received after the deadline. Medicare Only half seek help driven off by artillery but government losses at the outpost were listed As heavy. . Marines and government i than half the 18.5 million Apps in Rich on Rahnn har of iniello nah Nonno in Tho to Nitora Washington up less forces ended operation har Vest Moon sunday night. At least 419 Viet Cong were known dead 53 captured and 314 suspects detained in the almost two week Hunt for communists South of the Danang airbase. The army s 1st air cavalry division was in the third Day of operation clean sweep South of qui Nhon on the coast. There was Only Light Contact today but during the weekend 77 Viet Cong were killed by the air cavalrymen. . Marines operating South continued on Page 27 in City Apar Menf fire Burns elderly Man Milton Bailey 71, was hospitalized at . Today with serious Burns after fire erupted in his Small apartment under Neath Shal sign co. At the Corner of East Apple St. And South Carnegie ave. Bailey who lost All of his possessions in the Blaze was listed As serious by Hospital authorities with first second and third degree Burns of the head face neck Back arms and hands. Firemen said the Blaze broke out in the two roomed quart ers shortly before 3 . Today from an undetermined cause. When firemen arrived flames were shooting out the first floor windows and working their Way upward Between the Walls toward the sign shop office. Fire chief Gerald Baker said All of the contents of the Small apartment were lost in the fire. Some damage was caused in the sign company office to maps blueprints and fixtures but most of it came from smoke and heat. Firemen broke through the of fice Wall to quell flames there and Laid and one Inch lines to Battle the Blaze. Bailey wrapped in a Blanket was standing outside his Burn ing quarters when firemen arrived and was later taken to Connellsville state general hos Pital by South Connellsville firemen s ambulance where he was admitted. Battling the flames in sub freezing weather firemen slipped and fell on the Steep Hill As water froze As soon As it hit the sidewalk and Street. Fighting through smoke and flames firemen remained on the scene two hours before leaving. Baker estimated total dam age at less than firemen said there was no damage to the sign shop area itself nor to the garage and storage area below where cars and trucks Are parked. Crash hurts seven seven persons including four children were injured sunday afternoon when cars driven by Edward l. Kovach 29, of Oliver no. 1, and Anna Kowalczyk 46, of Dunbar collided on the Bute Road at West Leisenring. Kovach was treated at Union town Hospital for cuts and and mrs. Kowalczyk was admitted with a Back in jury and multiple lacerations. Five passengers in her car were treated for cuts and bruises her daughters Deb Orah Lorraine and mrs. Anita Everly 32, of Dunbar r. D. 1, and her children Don Ald 7, and Emma 6. J damage was estimated at i pays the first of such eligible old people in the United states have signed up for the part of the medicare program that covers doctors Bills and time is fast running out. The plan is available to All men and women Over 65 for s3 a month. This is far less than for comparable private insurance. It can be offered at such a cheap rate because the government is financing half the Cost. But despite the attractive rates and the liberality of the plan Knoxon As part a of the medicare program As of last week Only 8.4 million of the 10.2 million responses the social Security administration has received were definitely affirmative. And like most bargain offers his one is Good for a limited Ime until Lext March 31. If those eligible do not sign up by then they will have to wait two years for another Chance. They will also have to pay a higher Premium for coming in late. Part a of the medicare program is the Basic hospitalization insurance automatically extended free of charge to All americans Over 65. Part a is a voluntary supplemental program providing partial pay ment of most doctors Bills and certain other expenses not covered by the Basic program. Part b provides coverage of House or office visits by physicians surgeons fees Hospital services of Anes thesis Logiste and other specialists x rays lab tests radiation therapy artificial limbs and eyes Home visits by nurses and therapists. The patient Jaycees take children gift shopping three of Over 20 youngsters taken on a Christmas shopping spree Are pictured above with three members of the sponsor ing greater Connellsville Junior chamber of Commerce at the youth Center where the children were fed while wrapping their Pur chases saturday afternoon. Jaycee members left to right Are Ray mond t. Burkey project co chairman Michael Koury president and John b. Truxel chairman. Other committee members included Theodore Zeigler Jerry Zavatsky Robert Patton and Robert Stewart. Wives of Mem Bers assisted in taking the children through City stores and wrapping gifts. Courier photo gemini champions face de briefing today s chuckle Hospital Hill for surgery no wonder wort Monifo in Fht of from info to the Kowalczyk car and to the Kovach automobile. Robert Shaffer of Flintstone md., and his wife Genevieve were treated at Uniontown hos Pital sunday afternoon for in juries suffered in a Thiee car crash on route 40 near Markleysburg. Elmer Taylor of mount Brad Dock was admitted to Union town Hospital with possible rib fractures suffered when his car struck a tree at a Uniontown intersection sunday morning. Sharyn Lee Murphy 18, of Smock r. D. 1, was injured when her car struck a Culvert on the old Pittsburgh Road three Miles North of Uniontown saturday afternoon. Damage was estimated at a Uniontown fire truck an swering a Call to the Home of the late Princess Lida of thurn and taxis collided with a car driven by Frank w. Mcgee 20, of Smithfield r. D. 2, at a Uniontown intersection saturday night. The truck Driver was Harry a. Fornili jr., 34, of Uniontown. Damage totalled the Blaze in a shed behind the House was extinguished quickly. Ralph a. 34, of Connellsville suffered an in jury saturday when his car hit the medial strip on route 119 two Miles North of Connellsville. Damage to his car was estimated at judge to install. Somerset county s newly elec Ted officials will be administered their oath of office at . Dec. 31 in the court House there. Expenses in each Calendar year. Thereafter the insurance covers 80 per cent of the reasonable Cost of such services. Why the rejections a random sampling of the negative replies received by social Security indicates tha about a third of them come from persons who feel the cannot even afford to pay s3 a month. Another third comes from persons who say they already have private insurance but most of the remainder display misunderstanding of the program. A Small percentage Are against the whole idea. The social Security administration is now conducting a More scientific Survey to determine whether misinformation about part b is wide spread and what needs to be done to Clear it up. By Orval e. Jackson United press International Cape Kennedy up astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell Back on solid Earth after 14 Days in space and another at sea today relived the record return of gemini 7 and then underwent More medical tests in debrief Ings that will last until after Christmas. After a Good night s sleep in the Plush quarters they left dec. 4 for a fiery ride into orbit Borman and Lovell recalled in detail their reentry and recovery saturday in the first of the Day s tiring but vital debriefing sessions. The space champs got Down on paper As much As they remembered about the recovery operation and then faced a two hour appointment in the doctor s office. Later they planned to discuss with engineers the details of the near flawless operation of their gemini 7 spacecraft. Tuesday s program Calls for a Day of talk about gemini 7 s experiments. Borman scheduled and Lovell to return to Are the Ludwig in Tokyo. Tokyo up Beethoven s ninth symphony the famed choral work will be performed on seven nights in Tokyo during the Christmas week it was announced today. Three japanese symphony orchestras and three choral groups will alternate in present ing the choral symphony for Holiday audiences. Dogs till manned spacecraft Center in Houston on wednesday for More of the extensive debrief Ings. The astronauts began their first full Day on solid ground since their space capsule roared off into space 16 Days ago to hold a cosmic Rendez Vous with gemini 6, set new endurance records and open up new vistas in the space Era. Jim and i Don t have an awful lot to say. It was a real great Borman said in what must have been one of the greatest understatement of the year. Only about 100 persons were on hand for the return of the space champs. There was no news conference but Borman continued on Page 27 group plans Yule party on dec. 26 for retarded j plans have been completed for the Christmas party sponsored by the Fayette county chapter of the Pennsylvania Assn. For retarded children. The event will be held from 2 to . Sunday dec. 26, in St. Mary s school auditorium in Uniontown. The Christmas party commit tee has arranged for treats a visit from Santa entertain ment and other fun. Each retarded guest must be accompanied by a Parent. Reservations must be made by tues Day dec. 21 so adequate preparations can be made. Connellsville area parents Call mrs. Albert Detar or the Uniontown association office before 4 . Tuesday. The Christmas party is the Climax of chapter activities for the year which includes other parties the Day care program of weekly recreation program an adult activity program sum Mer Day Camp and other events designed for the retarded of Fayette county. Mcnamara will press guard Reserve merger Washington up de spite his defeat this past year defense Secretary Robert s Mcnamara is planning to try again in 1966 to convince Congress the army Reserve should be merged into the National guard. The armed services commit tee of the House and Senate have been informed by both the army and the defense depart ment that they still favor the plan Mcnamara put Forth a year ago. The proposal would result in a single Force made up of 8 divisions and 16 brigades with total of men. The organized army Reserve would be eliminated with an enlarge and streamlined National guard remaining As the army sole civilian Back up Force. At present the guard has about men the Reserve about Mcnamara and the army face a monumental Job in Selling the merger idea to Congress. The lawmakers have been chary of reducing Reserve strength at any time and especially so now in the Light of the United states rising commitment in Viet Nam. The Pentagon will try to persuade Congress that the demands of Viet Nam make the merger More vital than Ever. According to the military the move would produce More useable combat City Hall closed Friday saturday City Hall offices will be closed Friday and saturday City clerk Norman Morrison re ported this morning. His office and the City tax offices however will reopen monday after the Christmas holidays. Hospital patients. Admitted to Connellsville state general Hospital were Judy Knopsnider of Dickerson run mrs. Dorothy Fesco of Dunbar . 1, mrs. Esther Crothers of 8-c North Manor William Hill of 14-c Greenwood Heights Ronald Keslar of Mel Croft Lawrence Rhodes of West Side hotel mrs. Ethel Cramer of Normalville . 1, mrs. Lily Coffman of White Joseph Frazier or. Of 415 Jefferson St., mrs. Nettie Kunkle of mount pleasant Seward Wyggle of Dunbar . 2, Carrier Steyer of Mill run Kenneth Louden of 411 East Cedar ave., mrs. Mar Garet Daw of 422 South Pitts Burg St., Mark Davis of Lemont Furnace Harry Benson of 124 South Pittsburg St., Milton Bailey of 117 East Apple St., june Sherman of 409 Baldwin ave., Sharon May of 116 Beech St., Thomas Hon of Mcgill ave., Dawson Debra l. Addis of 507 race St., and Cheryl Bauer of 17-b North Manor. Touch of Snow covers state Winter nears by United press International Winter is Only a matter of a Day away and the Weatherman is hinting at a touch of Snow across Pennsylvania just to make it seasonal. A Low pressure front moving in from the Wisconsin area was marked by cloudiness and Light Snow expected to spread into Western Pennsylvania areas today and then across the state the Light Snow was expect Able in the Central regions by late afternoon and tonight and across Southeastern Pennsyl Vania late tonight and Early tuesday. Overnight temperatures were to Range from the upper 20 s in the Southeast in the 20 s in the Central regions and the upper 20 s in Western sections. Tuesday temperatures were to run in the Middle 30 s in the East and Southeast tuesday in the Low or Middle 30 s in the Central areas and in the Low 30 s in Western sections. Overhaul of state insurance Laws asked by solicitor Pittsburgh up City solicitor David Stahl has called for a Complete overhaul of Penn Sylvania state insurance Law and the strengthening of the professional status and staff of he state insurance department Stahl said the mending of in Durance Laws was necessary to give the Public More voice on proposed rate changes. Stahl said during the weekend hat under the present Structure of the insurance department he Public has Little or nothing to say about rates or rate changes. We believe this is deter mental to the millions of insurance subscribers in Penn the solicitor told a special state House commit tee investigating insurance Laws and the insurance department. Question Powers democrats would ignore governor Jura non s bid to adjourn legislature by Peter m. Coleman United press International Harrisburg up Sev eral top general Assembly democrats have expressed the opinion their party should in claim an official disagreement does not exist. Says easy matter one Veteran senator said it would be an easy matter for the democrats to conduct the Nore any attempt by gov. Wil a legislature on a one party basis Liam w. Scranton to they decide to counter the 1965 session and continue attack an executive adjourn legislative activities with or ment order in that fashion. Without the republicans. The same democrats include the democrats control the he said. They already ing several from both the House have a speaker and non elected and Senate said such a plan i officers and could go right to has been discussed Only on an informal basis but added they would not be surprised if this course of action was taken. The statements to United press International came As a result of an opinion written by state atty. Gen. Walter e. Ales Sandroni dec. 2 which said the governor would have the Power to adjourn the legislature if the two houses were in disagree ment Over when to end the ses Sion. Dispute authority the democrats argue first of All that Scranton has Only the authority to recess the Assem Bly for a period not to exceed four months. They claim that his adjournment Powers apply solely to special sessions which Are originated by the governor. Also the democrats Point out there has not been As yet a disagreement Between the House and Senate As to an adjournment Date. The Senate passed a concur rent Resolution nov. 30 calling for final adjournment at noon dec 17. The legislation was sent to the House but has not yet been considered by that Cham Ber. Therefore the democrats work. In the Senate we Are in the minority but we could put one of our men on the Rostrum to serve As president and we d be in in the House the feeling is much the same. Our leaders should have the House report drop the Gavel and Call the session to said one representative himself a member of the leadership. Contends no deadlock the governor does not have constitutional Powers to recess the general he continued. Even if he did he has it Only if there is a deadlock on an adjournment Date and there is no deadlock because we Haven t set a Date. Does the governor intend to Plant state police at the entrances of the House and sen he asked. I doubt it and How else can he keep us from All the democrats who spoke on the possibility of a one party session asked not to be identified. They said they did t want to act As spokesmen for their respective caucuses since the matter has not been formally discussed. Pioneer 6 posses half million mile Mark on Sun trip Library will close for Yule holidays cancel Story hour Carnegie free Library will be closed Friday dec. 24, through monday dec. 27, for the Christ Mas Holiday. The Library will also be closed on saturday Jan. 1 for new year s Day. Closing hour new year s eve will be 5 . Story hour will not be held thursday but will be resumed thursday. Dec. 30, and be held each thursday thereafter from 4 to 5 . Viet Nam orphan will be adopted by county couple Cpl. Joseph m. Franklin on of or. And mrs. A. D. Franklin of san Antonio Texas formerly of Smithfield brought a 13 month old vietnamese orphan girl Home for adoption by his parents. He served eight months in Viet Nam with the marines. The baby was taken by plane to Texas from a Catholic Orph Anage in Danang Sunnyvale Calif. Up Pioneer 6 spacecraft has passed the half million mile Mark in its lonely journey toward the Sun. Everything is functioning according to a spokes Man for Nasa s Amer research Center reported sunday. He reported that Pioneer 6 had travelled Miles from the Earth at . Post . Monday est and that it was moving at Mph. The 140-Pound spacecraft was launched last thursday from Cape Kennedy. It is expected next May to reach a Point about 16 million Miles from the of any space vehicle to Date. It is the first of five such flights planned to make studies on radiation solar magnetic Fields and solar of which relate to possible hazards for astronauts in future inter planetary flights. The Pioneer 6 will Send Back information through its Antenna beam even after it passes beyond 10 million Miles. The solar panels on the spacecraft will provide Energy for the 8 Watt radio transmitter and other equipment aboard. Congress ready Blough indicates Scranton boost for presidency Pittsburgh up re publican leaders Are trying to determine if a remark made by Roger Blough Board chairman of u. S. Steel at the annual dinner of the Pennsylvania society in new York was a boost for gov. William w. Scranton to seek the presidential nomination n 1968. Blough said at the dinner that there Are other political offices to run for when Scran on reminded the audience that he state Constitution does not permit him to succeed himself. Thomas e. Dewey former gop presidential candidate and principal speaker at the Din Ner agreed with Blough s com ment. George f. Pott Republican chairman of Allegheny county said he believes the remark was a show of support for the governor in the presidential Cam sign. Scranton lost the gop presidential nomination to u. S. Sen. 3arry Goldwater last year at he convention in san Francisco. There has been speculation that Scranton May be appointed Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh when his four year Erm As governor expires. The governor however has made no comment. Draff Law Challenge expected Washington up the Pentagon is watching with some concern the possibility that the nation s current draft Law May be challenged on constitutional grounds. Officials assume that a new draft Law would be promptly enacted by Congress if the present selective service act were invalidated by the courts. Nevertheless defense Man Power experts Are letting it be known that it would Cost a minimum of billion More a year to maintain . Armed forces at crisis strength without the draft. This would add As much As 40 per cent to the present Cost of the nations military establish ment which already totals about half the budget and would include doubling and tripling pay and incentive allowances in the lower ranks. The american civil liberties Union Acle is considering whether to make a test Case of one of the 10 students who lost their deferment after being arrested in a sit in demonstration against Viet Nam policy at Ann Arbor mich., oct. 15. Sen. Philip a. Hart d-mich., last week rejected an explanation by it. Gen. Lewis b. Hershey director of selective service that the students were guilty of trespassing and interfering with the operation of the draft Law. Hart said the guilt of the students was not established by judicial process. He said selective service had acted As judge and jury in a Way that May have violated the students rights of free speech and petition. Catholic dispensation. Bishop William g. Connare Las dispensed roman catholics from obligation of fast and abstinence on dec. 24 and 31. Christmas eve and new year s eve. The weather increasing cloudiness this morning followed by Snow this afternoon tonight and tuesday Snow accumulations of 3 inches or More Likely by late tonight not much change in tempera ure except not so cold tonight Ligh today 28 to 36 Low tonight n the 20s is the noon weather forecast for Western Pennsyl Vania. Tempe Ratut record ims it64 maximum 47 52 minimum 13 24 mean 30 38

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