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Daily News (Newspaper) - April 16, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Pentagon Claims Plane Was Outside Korean Air Space State Librar p ary WASHINGTON UPQ Defense Department said today evidence now available Indicates a missing US re con plane was shot down by North Korean aircraft and that it was far outside North Korean airspace when attacked Two Russian destroyers were already at the scene of the 75 miles south of Ute North Korean port city of ChoocJin oear the Russian and borders The EC121 a plane crammed with electronic snooping equipment had beets missing for about 20 hours when search planes sighted the debris The destroyers Tucker and Dale were en route from Japan There were these develop ments Meeting Scheduled Ntson was to meet with his National Security Coucil The White House was treating the Incident in a subdued noncrisis manner and the options especially militari ly available to Nixon were apparently limited President Spiro T Agnew in Manchester N H Tuesday night told newsmen the administration believes tbe plane was more than 100 sea miles away from the North Korean coast when two jets attacked it L MendelRivers DSC of the House Armed Services Committee called for immediate military retaliation against North Korea with nuclear weapons if need be But for the most part congressional reaction was restrained and cautious Korea demanded a meeting of the Korean Military Armistice Commission Friday presumably to bring up the plane issue There was no indication from the military in Seoul that it would accept Pentagon said the plane was under orders to fly no closer than 50 mites from the North Korean coast and was actually 90 miles out when last heard from late Monday night Easter Standard Time The Russian destroyers steamed toward the area alter spotter planes sighted debris Tuesday night Washington time The United States had asked the Soviets for help in rescue efforts No Survivors Reported No survivors have been reported the Pentagon said of the debris which could be associated with the missing aircraft Location of the debris was given as 41 degrees 14 minutes North and 131 degrees 50 minutes East The location corresponded to the general area where the Pentagon said the craft was last heard from Seas were described as moderate but the water was only 42 degrees Defense officials doubted any survivor could last very long in the cold water The plane was equipped with life rafts The plane was carrying six tons of electronic monitoring gear and diplomatic sources said it may have been assigned to listen in on Chinese and Russian military forces on the disputed border between the two countries where the two have clashed recently North Korea said in a broadcast monitored in Tokyo that it had downed a large modernly equipped American reconnaissance plane with a Contd on Page 5 Beginning Arrangement Is Admired Flowers are an Important part of garden club meetings even an organization meeting Dr Barry Towers second from right guest speaker and Ralph Schmidt Rothrock District forester admired Mrs Orville Dores arrangement interpret ing the meeting theme The Beginning Greeting the speaker THE DAILY NEWS and Mr Schmidt are Mrs Dore seated and standing Mrs Lewis Greene and Mrs W James Anderson MrsWlllard Divins and Mrs Richard Wlsotekey also displayed arrangements on the meeting theme First Meeting Is Highly Successful VOL 48 HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA WEDNESDAY APRIL 16 1069 NO 65 25 Sites resent Mount Union Hisih Tiring To Curb Influence At Hrookville House Approves New Lobby Bill HARRJSBURG UPl The House has passed and shipped to the Senate a bill designed to tighten control on lobbyists and force them to make periodic financial reports on their activities in influencing legislation PKtnela Tilson Sally Wilson AllState Chorus To Open Three students of the Mount Union Area High School will represent the school at the Region 1 All State Chorus Festival at Broolcville Area High School on April 17 18 and 19 The students Pamela Tilsoa Sally Wilson and Greg Tilsoa were chosen to attend this affair by first chair placement In their respective voice groups at Dis trict Chorus There will be many hours of rehearsing under the direction of the guest conductor William O Roberts of Seliasgrove in preparation for this entertaining musical event Roberts assistant professor of music atSusquefaanna University teaches courses in music methods and serves as director of teacher training in the uni versitys division of music The guest conductor is a grad uate of Susquehanna University Conservatory of Music and holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Pennsyl vania State University and an MA from New York University Contd en Page 2 Greg Tilson At nil n I o 11 r I Final Free XRay Tour To Bejrin April 21 Time for tbe final free chest Xray tour in Huntingdon County is fesi approaching The tour will begin Monday April 21 and continue at various locations throughout the county through Friday April 25 It will be the final free tour sponsored by the county TB and Health Society and the Pennsyl vania Department of Health in the county this year Schedule stope for the mobile Xray unit are as follows MONDAY April 21 at Ander sons Supply Petersburg from noon till 4 pjn and at the Thir teenth Street stop across from the fire hall in Huntingdon from 6 to 9 pjn TUESDAY April 22 on Main Street in Saltillo next to Blacks Store from noon to 3 pjn and then at the diamond in Orbisonla Contd on Page 2 Repeated Bv Jurist Judge R MerleHeffner repeat ed a stern warning yesterday to school students who fail to show proper respect to authority During a session of Huntingdon County Court the jurist lashed out bitterly at students who refuse to obey their teachers This court cannot and will not tolerate students telling teachers and administrators how to operate our schools Expressing the hope that his stand would be reported on school bulletin boards throughout the county Judge Heffner repeated his words of last week when he said that this court is 1000 per cent behind our teachers Heffners remarks were made at the time of the sentencing of a 17yearold Huntingdon area youth who admitted assaulting z teacher during a school Incident An investigation by the Hun tingdon County Probation Dep artment showed that the boy had been a problem at other schools before coming to Pennsylvania He was expelled from classes Contd on Page 5 Cook Named Officer Of Council Huntingdon Borough Council men elected H Paul Cook to the office of council vicepresident during the course of an adjourned session held last evening in cham bers Cook replaces Lester J Pal mer in the vicepresidents chair Palmer had resigned from borough council to begin work with the Huntingdon County Board of Health office on April 7 Major item of Business at the adjourned session was the presentation and discussion of the water and sewer feasibility study done by Morris Knowles Inc of Pittsburgh on the Taylor High lands area A representative from the firm wason hand to go over the report with council and to answer any questions posed by them concern ing the recommendations of the study A proposal will be drawn up with regards to sewer and water assessments which will be presented to residents of Taylor Highlandsbased on the Morris Knowles study A committee was appointed by President John Fleck to review applications for clerk typist in the borough offices Hiring is to take place at the regular May Contd on Page 5 INSIDE THE NEWS Along The Juniata 6 Ann Landers16 Comics13 Classified Ads14 and 15 Crossword Puzzle 15 Society Club News 9 Sports4 The measure primarily spon sored by Democrats cleared the House Tuesday 17810 It would require lobbyists to submit to the Legislature quar terly reports of their expenses and financial obligations Or ganizations employing lobbyists would be required to file simi lar reports with the Legisla ture once a year Present law requires only that lobbyists register with the Gen eral Assembly The new bill would forbid organizations from employing unregistered lobby ists Under the latest proposal lob byists also would be prohibited from accepting compensation specifically for advocating the passage or defeat of a particu lar piece of legislation The thrust of this bill is not to discourage lobbying as such but to discourage improper ex penditures for lobbying purpos es said Rep John C Pitten ger DLancaster chief sponsor Contd en Page 5 THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy with occas ional light rain or showers and possible thundershowers today The high In the 60s Decreasing cloudiness and mild tonight The low in the 50s Cloudy with a chance of showers and turning cooler Thursday The high in the 60s Rain developing and cooler on Friday MCIELE WAGNER Senior To Represent Huntingdon Miss Michele Wagner dau ghter of Mr and Ivirs Samuel L Wagner of 401 Fourth Street Huntingdon has been selected to represent the Huntingdon Area high School at Region I All State Chorus on April 17 18 and 19 Miss Yagner has been highly active in musical and news events at Huntingdon Area She is cur rently president of the Choral airs and has sung with both Choralairs and relies and Beaus throughout her four years at hAKS She is the and coeditor of the Argus She has been a member of the Daily News press club since her sophomore year and a member of the Iewsreal staif since that year She has worked on the Argus during her junior and senior yeas Michele attended District Ch orus in 1968 and 1969 and sings in the United Presbyterian Contd on Page 2 SAIGON Cong and North Vietnamese gunners shelled 25 towns and camps overnight and U S Air Force v B52 bombers hit back today with raids against guerrilla bivouacs between Saigon and the Cambodian border Military spokesmen announc ing the shellings said the costliest barrage was a 50round mortar salvo Into Kieu Thien Village in the Mekong Delta killing five South Vietnamese and wounding 19 Overall casualties and da mage in the 52nd round of barrages since the nationwide Viet Cong and North Vietna mese offensive began Feb 23 were described as light The heaviest losses were at Tien Khien 114 miles southwest of Saigon All of the dead were government soldiers B52s Hit Back Three armadas of B52 Strato forts swept in from bases outside Vietnam and hit back with at least 500000 pounds of bombs on Communist routes toward Saigon from Cambodia all northwest of the capital Conf d on Page 5 Speaker Woman Injured In Wreck A Mount Union woman suffered only multiple contusions but her car was demolished in n 52000 accident last evening at Water street The vehicle a 1967 Mercury sedan landed upside down In the creek along Route 22 The woman driver Nancy Lee Gerhold 30 of 222South Division Street Mount Union is listed In satisfactory condition today at J C Blair Memorial Hospital State Police said Mrs Gerholt was southbound on Route 350 about pm At the hot torn of the Waterstreet Hill she did not negotiate the turnoff at the Waterstreet Inn totraveleast Contd on Page 2 Approval To Garden dub Wholehearted approval of a garden club for the greater Hunting don area was immediately apparent last evening at St James Lutheran Church social hall when more than 75 persons gathered for the organization meeting A warm welcome was extended by Mrs W James Anderson chairman of the steering com mittee which had laid the ground work for the new organization the Standing Stone Garden Club An outstanding speaker Dr Barry Towers Pennsylvania State Forest pathologist from Harrisburg was the speaker for the first meeting his subject being the effects of air pollu tion on vegetation He was presented by Ralph Schmidt Rothrock District forester who introduced Uie subject of air pol lution by modeling his Idea ofthe newest fashion for the year 2069 a respirator In his stimulating talk Dr To wers discussed plant anatomy plant physiology primary and secondary air pollutants He showed through his slides on a quick trip around the United States the devastation that has been wrought on plants large and small by pollution Im trying to increase the awareness of the public to this problem Dr Towers told those present I want to spread the message of the damage done by pollution the consequences of the damage and the Inevitable money cost to the citizen We have enough legislation to deal with the matter now we need enforcement Edward MLindsey District Lions To Hold Rally Coufd on Page 2 Waterfall Postmaster Is Critical Erman S Knepper postmaster at Waterfall is listed in criti cal condition today at the J C Blair Memorial Hospital where he is being treated after suffer ing a severe heart attack Knepper 66 was stricken at his home Monday night and was Contd on Page 2 JV Board Meets Legal Work On School Approved Juniata Valley School directors met in special session last even ing to pass the proper reso lutions setting up the legal work needed to move ahead with the building of fie Juniata Valley elementary school The directors approved reso lutions authorizing the Juniata Valley School Authority to under take construction and equipping of a new elementary school and conveyed the appropriate parcel of real estate to the authority as the site of the new construct ion Walter Campbell of the archi tects Campbell Rea Hayes and Large of Altoona reported that final plans had been submitted to the Department of Public In struction Harrisburg and had received approval Contd on Page 2 Edward M Lindsey of Law renceburg Tenn will be the honored guest and main speaker at the annual Spring Rally of District 14L Lions International to be held at the Huntingdon Elks Home at 7 pm on Saturday April 26 Lindsey a furniture manufac turer served as president of Lions International from July 1966 to July 1967 the organi zations Golden Anniversary year District Governor Harold S Kimmel of Orblsonia will come Lions from his fivecounty area to the affair A capacity crowd is anticipated at the Ladies Night event since the district includes over 1900 Lions in 49 clubs from Bedford Hunting don Mifflin Blair and Fulton Counties Lion Lindsey joined the Law renceburg club In 1946 and has had perfect attendance since that time During his years in the worlds largest service organi zation he has served in many Contd on Page 2 CarFlattened In Waterstreet Crash Despite the fact her car was flattened and demolished a Mount Union woman Nancy Gerholt 30 suffered only minor injuries last evening when har car crashed at Waterstreet The vehicle landed In a creek en its lop after crashing through the guard fence at the Intersection of Routes 22 and 350 State Trooper Howard R Parlett and Joe Foster of Alexandria are pictured League Will Have Annual Meet Apr 17 Adoption of the local program for the coming year will be the big item of business for the League of Women Voters of Hun tingdon ct the annual meeting on Thursday at pjn in the Huntingdon Community Center Presentations of summaries of the past activities for recent programs will also be given in order torefresh members minds on the current studies and to assess the need for further study in these areas The officers for the next term will be selected at this meeting and the budget also will be on the agenda tor membership approval Anyone Interested in the Lea gues activities can get a synop sis of all the years work at this one important annual meeting Visitors will be welcome to observe ;