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Daily News (Newspaper) - April 28, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY NEWS State Library Ed u o t i o u B u i 1 d i n n i n b I Io OL 48 NIKE CENTS PER COPY HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNIONPA MONDAY APRIL 28 1969 PHONE 6431040 NO 75 French Voters Turn Down Reform Bills Keeping His Promise De Gaulle Resigns Main Speaker Welcomed To Spring Rally District Gov Harold E Klmroel of Orbisonia right welcomes Edward M Lindsey past president of Lions International to the District 14L Spring Rally held at Huntingdon Saturday evening iiore than 300 persons from afivecounty area attended the affair Pictured left to right Past President Lindseyt Mrs Lindsey and Deputy District Governor William E McLaughlin of Duncansville RD banquet toastmaster ictim Of ouse Fire s Critical S molting in bed was blam ed to ay for a fire early Sunday lorning in which a Ports town Robert W Carper 48 was ritically burned Carper suffered second and bird degree burns of 40 per cent f his body including his arms ice head hands and legs The blaze destroyed the four com Carper home lo afed on Allegheny street real list southeast of the old EBT restle in Portstown near the RR arch Five persons Carper his wife nd three sons are homeless as result of the blaze which de troyed the small frame dwelling nd all contents The fire started in the bed corn where Carper was asleep t quickly spread throught the welling His wife Letitia 4Sasleep i another bedroom discovered he fire and was able to pull her usband from the burning bed nto the doorway leading to the lichen When she was unable to do more he ran next door and called Contd on Page 2 300 Attend District Event At Huntingdon Lionisms Role In World Problems Is Emphasized 15 Cottages Looted In Penn Twp Loot estimated at more than was taken during the burg larizing of 15 cottages along the Raystown Branch in Penn Town ship during the weekend State Police were called Saturday afternoon and an inves tigation of the long string oflooU ingsis continuing today Damage to the various cottages will amount to 350 or more and the loss will likely go much higher since some of theownershavenot completed an inventory of miss ing The cottages are located in one general area about 15 miles south of Huntingdon Eight of them are on the west side of the branch at Finks Bridge while seven are on the east side north of the bridge and opposituPetes Place which is on the west side of the waterway Police said the loot included a power saw fishing equipment electrical appliances including clocks coffeepot razor mix er and sweeper stereo records Confd onlage7 158 Youngsters Are Screened For Amblyopia A total of 158 youngsters be tween three and five years of age were screened Saturday and Sunday for Amblyopia in a pro gram conducted by the Hunting don Area Jaycees Cochairmen Ed Busa and Ted Aurand reported this morning that 55 youngsters went through the program on Saturday with an additional 103 children on Sun day The Jaycees held the screen ing for the third straight year in cooperation with the Penn on Page 7 Liiorilsm todayJs using its vast understanding and promote global Attendant Hurt When Tire Explodes Michael Sims 17 Mill Creek is listed in fairly good condi tion today at J D Blair Mem orial Hospital where he is being treated for Injuries received about 1230 Saturday afternoon when a tire blew up at Dons Sinclair Service Station 10th and Moore Street Sims an attendant at the sta tion suffered a fractured left hand a cerebral concussion ab Contd on Page 2 omaii Struck 4nd Killed By NECHANICSBURG Pa UPI Margaret Ann Vernesky Me hanicsburg RD was struck nd killed by an airplane Sun ay while hanging clothing on line at her home State police said the woman ras struck by a small private Confd on Page 2 School Post Office EBT Gas Station Hit Burglars Busy In Rockhill Sunday Burglars went on the rampage in Rockhill Furnace early Sunday morning and broke Into four establishments in the borough but got only about S25 for a lot of hard work State Police said today that the damage however is extensive The places burglarized were Rockhill Elementary School the U S Post Office at Rockhill Furnace the East Broad Top Railroad office at Rockhill and the Charles Edward Higgins Phil lips 66 Service Station Police believe that the places INSIDE THE NEWS were probably burglarized after midnight in the order listed above In two cases unsuccessful attempts were made to open a safe and a vault In addition to the burglaries a Pennsylvania license plate 1Y1801 was stolen from a Chev Contd on Page 7 Ann Landers Classified Ads Comics Editorials 14 3 15 13 6 Crossword 15 Obituaries 2 Society Club 8 Sports4 5 Through These Doors 16 CWS Leader No VotCS Reflect Discontent With Lagging Economy PARE U3I True to his word Charles de Gaulle quit today as president of France his proposed constitutional reforms swamped in a wave of nan votes reflecting the nations dis contait with a lagging economy and Ms autocratic rule The voters who for the past 10 years had responded affirma tively to De Gaulles every chielt of state since Napoleon wish this time turned him down 10 vears four months in a referendum that accom plished what rightist generals automatically leftist politicians and student Gaulle until firebrands could retire De Gaulle never Senate President Alain Poher succeeded De a presidential election to be scheduled no sooner than three weeks nor MISS MARGARET HUGHES ExCounty Director Dies At 43 From his country estate in later thiui five weeks from now ColombeylesDeuxEglises the 78yearold president issued a 20word statement that fulfilled his promise to step down should the nations voters reject the reforms which his advisers had urged him not to submit Makes Statement H shaped up as a political dogfight that could see as many 10 candidates Gaulles chief leftist Secretary General Waldeck Rochet of the French Communist party called for an alliance of leftist parties to I am ceasing to exercise the sweeP Gaullists from power in functions of the president of the republic This decision takes effect at midday today the statement said It ended the longest reign of any French what he called the political crisis now opened up The defeat triggered fears that the frac would further be Contd on Page 5 resources to foster better world peace Speaking on The Role of Lion ism Today Edward M Lindsey of Lawrenceburg Tenn past president of Lions International emphasized that the worlds lar gest service organization has ac cepted a new challenge in this era of war unrest and tensions Nearly 300 Lions their ladies and guests atthe District 14L Spring Rally Saturday night in Huntingdon head Lindsey single out Lionism as the association that may bring back reason and understanding to the world Noting that Lionism has been highly successful in relieving human suffering and solving com munity problems Lion Lindsey said proudly that the association has now expanded its role to include worldwide service It was during his tenure 1966 67 the 50th anniversary year that Lionism moved onto the world stage in a search for peace Great contributions have already been made Lindsey said but thereis a greater need today for the spirit of helpfulness that Lionism stands ready to Contd on Page 2 Anto Hits Monument A Huntingdon mans car was damaged S700early Sunday morn ing when he crashed into a monu ment in McConnellstown near the intersection of Route 26 and Walker Township Route T438 The driver Frank Scalla 46 of 1013 Washington Street Hun tingdon suffered minor injuries in the am mishap but was not treated Scalia was northboundonRoute 26 operating a 1964 Pontiac coupe It was reported that he fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the right east side of the highway He lost control of the car crossed the twolane high way and made a sharp left turn crashing into the monument along the west side of the highway 75 feet north of the intersection Miss Margaret Peggy Hugh es 43yearold field represent ative for the Office of Children and Youth Department of Wel fare in a ninecounty area en compassing Huntingdon County died earlySunday morning in the j c Blair Memorial HOSFather Ackerson To Lead UF Campaign pital Huntingdon Miss Hughes had formerly served as executive director of the Huntingdon County Child Wei fare Services for 12 and a half years Her death followed abrlef Illness A resident of 200 Penn Street Priest Will Be Drive Chairman Fire Loss To Miller Twp Trailer Fire destroyed a house trai ler in Miller Township yesterday afternoon with a loss estimated at about The damage is not covered by insurance The trailer is owned by Will iam Stewart It was located one mile east of Wesley Chapel along the road leading to Martins Gap The McAlevysFort Fire Comp any a division of the Shavers Creek Valley Fire Company was called at 3 pm and responded with one pumper Later the Sha vers Creek pumper and tanker reported to assist Stewart was preparing to move into the trailer The firo was Contd on Page 7 Contd on Page 2 At 13th Bali Grove Gets Top Jaycee Citation Charles D Grove of 910 Miff lin Street Huntingdon received top honors as Jaycee of the Year at ttie annual inaugural ball of the Huntingdon Area Jaycee Chap ter held Saturday evening in the banquet room of the Holiday Inn Jr The recipient an employe o Millers of Huntingdon is a past president of the Huntingdon chap ter and during the past year headed several important pro grams for the Jaycees The award designated by the chapters board of directors was presented by last years win ner Robert J Mills Highlight of the evening was the installation of Ralph R Ferrari as president of the chapter A physical therapist at the J C Blair Memorial Hospital the new president received the oath of Contd on Page 2 Direction and leadership for the 196970 United Fund Cam paign will be provided by the Rev Francis A Ackerson pro minent Huntingdon County clergyman The announcement of his ac ceptance of the position and pre sentation of Father Ackerson was vsx made at the regular monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County United Fund board of directors by Luke C Riley president of the board Riley in presenting Father Ackerson to the board stated that the fund was for tunate to have a leader so res pected throughout the county to take on the important position of campaign chairman Father Ackerson pastor of the Most Holy Trinity Church in Huntingdon has been a resident of the county since 1961 He was born In New York City is a graduate of Manhattan College St Francis College in Loretta and has a BA degree from St Francis Seminary He was or dained at Cathedral of Blessed Sacrament In Altoona May 25 1946 He was first assigned as assistant pastor at St Patricks parish Newry and later served as superintendent of St Marys and St Johns Childrens Homes in Cresson It was In June 1961 that he was called to the pas torate of the Most Holy Trinity Church in Huntingdon FATHER ACKERSON Father Ackerson Is a mem ber of Priests Senate and Li turgical Committee of Diocese of He is also Diocesan director of the St Vincent De Paul Society which is the agency of charity of the Catholic Church Contd on Page 12 Future Of France Is Now Uncertain U was not the player himself lat concerned the spectators iut the future of his team Ge Charles de Gaulle played the ame and lost The world that watching wondered today t will happen to France The general has played and ost said the French newspa er Laurore after De Gaulle ad been defeated at Sundays eferendum What do we hope or now it asked and nswered That very quickly this country find again in Europe and world that U lost through he errors of his reign But European banking sour es said some finance experts predicted a devaluation of the French franc by as much as 20 per cent which could shake the American dollar and force THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy with occas ional showers and possible thunderstorms today high in the 70s Turning cooler with occasional light rain or driz zle tonight low in the 40s Cloudy and cool Tuesday high In the 50s and lower 60s The outlook for Wednesday fair and cool another devaluation of the British pound The sources said a devaluation of the franc could also force a revaluation of the deutschmark and possibly the Swiss franc Europes strongest currencies There seemed to be general consensus among the worlds men in the street that they were happy to see the 78year old general and president of France retire Its a fine day and Im glad said John Rayman a London cook Ke De Gaulle has been the biggest obstacle in keeping us out of the Common Market so maybe things will get better Although most world govern ments withheld immediate offi cial comment West German government spokesman Guen ther Diehl said A great statesman bids temporarily goodbye to international poll cy But Gerard van Soest 26 ar office worker in The Hague Netherlands said I think it was getting time he goes He had his time Cartoonist Ame Wold of Cslo expressed the typical opinion of his profession People of my profession will miss De Gaulle badly From our point of view he was a treasure Wold said U will be awfully hard to find another president with such distinct features Torstein Dale also of Oslo said he would give De Gaulle high marks as a television star but rwont give him high marks as a statesman Taxi Driver Comments First Churchill then Eisen hower and now De Gaulle said Copenhagen taxi cab driver Sven Frederiksen Its almost as if he was dead It really makes you think for a moment Especially as a Dane who lived under the occupation We can never forget what De Gaulle did for his country during the war Conld on Page 12 President Ferrari And Award Winners Award winners at the Huntingdon Area Jaycee Inaugural ball pose with Incoming president Ralph R Ferrari Lett to right are Charles Grove Jaycee of the Year Gerard Bates out standing First Year Member President Ferrari George Corbin Sparkplug of the Year John Chamberlain Spoke of the Year and Stan Cipar master of ceremonies who received special honors ;