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Daily News (Newspaper) - August 7, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED T6434040 or 5424641 State Library v Education Building i Pa 171SG1 VOL 48 Kite CENTS COPY HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION THURSDAY AUGUST 7 1969 i PHONE 6434040 NO 161 9 In US Blown Up B JL 2 American GIs Killed 57 Wounded Viet SAIGON Cong commandos stripped to tbe waist with explosives strapped to their bodies invaded a iospital compound today and blew up nine wards filled with wounded GIs in the Vietnam Wars first attack on the US base at Cam Ranh Bay Two American soldiers were dlled and 57 were wounded in the attack on the base 190 miles northeast of Saigon It lad been considered so safe trom attack that former President Lyndon B Johnson it twice US spokesmen said perhaps as many as 20 Viet Cong silently cut through barbed wire surrounding the compound of the 6th Evacuation Hospital and threw explosive charges for 30 minutes before withdrawing Other Met Cong stood on sand dunes overlooking the hospital md fired machineguns to cover hem The explosions set atf fires bat lit up the predawn sky at he huge base which overlooks he South China Sea The blasts iestroyed nine of the 30 one rtory wards which housed 732 atients Two of four bachelor b jfficer quarters also were testroyed The hospital is marked with he standard Red Cross insig ua and lighted at night nilitary spokesmen said The iospital handles mainly cases wounded men malaria and Lepatitis a ag containing exnlosives at a Contd on Page 10 Crossing To Be Repaired Detorir Set Repairs to the Cassville Cross ing on the main line of the Penn Central Railroad west of Mill Creek will necessitate a detour on Route 829 Creek Valley Road from 630 am to pm Wednesday Aug 20 District Engineer Thomas Col antino of the Department of High ways Hollidaysburg announced plans for the detour today The temporary route will be via Route 22 and LR 31032 to Mapleton Depot then by Route S1027 the Smith Valley Road to the intersection of Legislative Route 31102 and thence by the Pole Cat Hollow Road to Route 829 Colontino requested the Contd on Page 3 CO Firemen Advance Drive Plans Nixon Wins Big Victory On ABM In Senate Vote WASHINGTON UPI ABM opponents acknowledgedtoday their cause crested at the high water mark In a dramatic one vote loss that gave President Nixon the biggest legislative triumph of his administration By votes of 50 to 50 and 51 to 49 the Senate Wednesday defeated attempts to stop the Pentagon from erecting1 defen sive missiles in North Dakota and Montana The sites are the first two of 12 proposed for Nixons Safeguard antiballis tic missile system designed to protect US offensive missiles from a sneak Soviet rocket attack ABM fees vowed to fight Over 2000 See Talent Contest 12 Dead Tornadoes Hit Minn Lake Area on OUTING Minn by opposing another bill not nadoes swooped out of a yet ready for floor action twilight sky in Minnesotas lake which appropriates ABM mocountry Wednesday night ney Many of them also planned catching vacationers oh to battle other Pentagon beaches in boats and in flimsy proposals including chemical resort cabins At least 12 ersey Mairs Overturns a Hill Valley New Jersey man escaped in y early today on the Hill Val y Road when his car hit a and rolled over on Its roof State said Larry A hueck 22 Station A New Jer y State Hospital Marlboro J was northbound at m driving a 1967 Chevrolet Kipe Just 02 of a mile south of ount Union car ran f the east right side of Route and went through a yard Contd on Page 10 Every block in Huntingdon will be covered in the eighth annual fund drive to be staged this year oughs volunteer fire men The week of September 814 has been set aside for the appeal Committees working on the drive met last evening at the Hook and Ladder Company fire station and reported to Robert E Peters general chairman that all planning is sat Large charts have been pre paredshowing the assignment of workers Every area willbe covered and a system of call backs will be inaugurated so that everyone will have ah opportun ity to financially aid tbe firemen Theme of the campaign will be Firemen In Action The appeal will emphasize that volun teer firemen are ready for any emergency anycommunity ser vice work As a case In point the fire men were called last evening to hose down the streets in the business district They did an excellent job and the borough is a better place in which to live because of the project Goal for this years drive Is and with the saturation plan it isbelieved that the drive will be successful Contd on Page 11 and biological weapons But two leaders Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield and Sen John Sherman Cooper RKy used the same water describe the support they rallied Wednesday It was a climactic thrust In a cause pieced together from frustration about Vietnam pair over the arms race determination to divert more money for social needs at home conviction the ABM wodldhftrcio at best and might hot even work Contd on Page 8 Council Picks To Fill Vacancy communications with the Farmers Home Admini stration have still left Alexandria leaders with their backs up against the wall The members of the Alexandria Borough Coun cil have been submitting appli cations to the FHA with regard to possible funding of a sewage project In the borough At Monday evenings regular council session the latest mes Contd on Page 11 persons died and scores were hurt Buildings were flattened trees uprooted gasoline pumps wrenched from their concrete foundations and utility poles toppled Communications were so badly snarled that the full extent of the disaster could not be determined 12 hours later So many fallen trees blocked roads and highways rescuers literally had to cut their way through with chain saws and plow their way through with readijjAeinjtked and trapped At least 10 tornadoes touched down two in the Outing area 150 miles north of Minneapolis one each near Motely Pine River E mily and Backus all in Cass County and one each at Britt Floodwood and Buhl all in St Louis County and Lake Bemidji in Beltrami County Six of the injured came from Contd on Page 8 A crowd of over 2000 gather ed for the OrbisoniaRockhill Homecoming Talent Show last evening to see a pair of sing ers Eileen Briggs and Trudy Holden both of Orbisonia win top prize in the contest The girls members of an area chor al groups the Goldstones accom panied the mselves on guitars dur ing their performance Another strumming singing couple Michelle Wagner and Diane Hicks copped second place among 20 contestants who vied forhonors Michelle and Diane both of Huntingdon have been competing and placing In the Homecoming Talent Show for six years ever since they en tered junior high school The girls graduated from Huntingdon Area High School in June TT i A baton twirler Vicki AbrasFair s Friday hoff of Akron Ohio won third place for her performance She is visiting her grandmother in Hares Valley Cloyd D Omo of Huntingdon entertained spectators with his musical glasses and piano and he also played on accor dian He earned fourth place for his talent Fifth place winner Regina Shervahick of Chambersburg RD presented an interpretive ballet type of dance to Okla homel She appeared with three brothers and two sisters in the dance Regina appearing alone won first place ioradaiic last yearns The wellattended show plan ned by Mrs Mary MathewsSand her coworkers Mrs RuthBooher and Miss Jane Weston was judged by Mrs Joanne Burkholder a mu sic teacher in Mount Union Eie mentafy School Mrs Jane 111 ingworth kindergarten teacher at Shade Gap Elementary School Roy Wilson a school principal Contd on Page 8 County Sends Seven For Induction Huntingdon County Draft Board No 75 sent seven men for Induction Into the armed forces early today Men filling the August quota are pictured seated left to right William R Neville Broad Top City Kenneth Q Berrler Rockhill Furnace Paul E Dell Jr Mill Creek and stand ing left to right Llnford T Smith Orbisonia Richard S Feinsteln Huntingdon Terry M Ewing Orbisonia Larry J Snyder Neelyton Night Attraction Chitwood Show Greatest Ever President To Speak On TV Friday THURMONT Md Joie Chitwoods Auto Thrill Show one of the biggest attractions Presldent Nixon consulted for ever offered at the Huntingdon County Fair will be back again more than flve and a llalf hours this year as the Friday night grandstand attraction with hls cabinet advisers Chitwood hasproduced some on the broad new great shows in the past but weUare and other domestic hes back this year boasting that he will spell out to the 26th anniversary orotrram the natlon in a Friday night Collins Held Under rd Light Horse Pony Show Expected To Be Smaller One event at least is expected to be smaller this year than last at the Huntingdon County Fair On Thursday August 14 begin ning at im the annual 4H Light Horseand Pony Show will be held at the show ring on the grounds All entries in the show are limited to 4H members who have taken a horse project this year and the competi tion will be for ribbons and prize money in 25 classes Equitation pleasure classes and games classes are planned In this official county show Win ners of the first three places in each class will be eligible to participate in the district 4H horse show at the Reedsville Youth Park on Saturday September 13 Space Age Painting Displayed Using a Space Age theme clarence Garner president of the Standing Stone Art League shows his almostcompleted painting 69 done in acrylic to Mrs Virginia Reed of Saxton and Paul Black of Penn State University The Art League has been holding Its tenth annual summer paint ling session this week at Stone Creek Valley Lions Park with Mr Black as instructor Mrs lEeed Is onepf 25 persons from Huntingdon Saxton Belleville and McConnellstown who have I been participating in the program The critique at 2 oclock tomorrow afternoon at Llona Park is open to the public Woman Hurt In Smashup A Warriors Mark area woman was injured and two cars were demolished In a accident yesterday afternoon on Route 550 three miles east of Tyrone The injured woman Mrs Vera G Williams 41 Warriors Mark R D 1 Is listed In fair con dltion at Tyrone Hospital today where she Is being treated for a possible fractured pelvis State Police said the accident happened at pm Wednes day when Mrs Williams pulled out of a private drive at the Charles Querry home Tyrone R D 4 Warriors Mark Town ship She told police that she looked left and right but saw no traffic approaching However she pulled intothe path of a westbound 1964 Ford sedan operated by Howard J Campbell 47 of 1804 North Tuk ahoe Street Bellwood Campbell Contd on Page 10 Judge for the show will be E Scott McAllister of Penn State The show is expected to con tinue throughout the day at the fairgrounds and winners in the county show who go on to win places in the district event will then be eligible for participation in the state show Fair Committee for 4H events Includes Harry Genslmore chairman Harry Hawn John Dav is James Davis County Agent Harold Lockhoff and Harold Cam eron Associate County Agent Roger McChesney has been work ing with the 4H members on their projects and has helped in making arrangements for the horse show The 25 classes Include groom Ing and showmanship junior and senior divisions a yearling class pleasure driving pony open trail junior and senior divisions of stock seat equita tlon two Western pleasure clas ses one for ponies and one for horses and a Western riding class Two gamesclasses pole bend ing and clover leaf barrel race will be followed by junior arid senior divisions of the saddle seat equitation There are jun ior and senior divisions for hunt seat equitation over Jumps and not to Jump Two English pleasure classes one for nor f Contd on Page 8 YPSILANTI Mich Taking no chances with public sentiment some 25 sheriffs deputies were marshalled today to escort to court John Norman Collins charged with the murder of the seventh young woman slain in Michigan in the past two years Collins 22 a senior at Eastern Michigan University here had to be brought almost eight miles from his maximum security cell in the Washtenaw County Jail to the old district Courthouse in Ypsilanti Sheriff Douglas Harvey reportedly had 25 deputies prepared to guard the handsome 6footer The public sentiment being what it is we just dont want anything to happen to this guy Harvey said As far as the public is concerned from whats in the press this guy did all seven You cant tell what might happen The preliminary examination was to determine if there was enough evidence to try Collins for the murder of Karen Sue Beineman 18 Contd on Page 10 program is the greatest Ive ever as sembled The Siact spectacular1 wili seen at pjii as the main feature of the Childrens Day program at the 109th Hunt ingdon County Fair Joie Chitwood Jr sonof the shows owner will participate and personally direct the pro duction in the role of track man ager The Huntingdon track will be in tiptop condition giving the daredevil drivers all of the speed and space for their entire array of chiller acts A chip off the old block young Chitwood will concentrate his efforts on the sensational 85 foot aerial leap just one of the outstanding events In the Chit wood book of tricks Chitwood has a firm grip on the title greatest name in thrill show history but he is det ermined that his 26th year In the business will be his great Last year the daredevils gave more than ISOperformances at 107 of the leading state and district fairs in the east The Chitwood show also has thrilled millions on TV Always a favorite at Hunting don Chitwood annually attracts one of the largest grandstand crowds of Fair Week and he has promised entertainment Contd on Page 10 and he the nation television appearance The Chief Executive and his officials held the longsession in the seclusion of the presidential retreat in Marylands Catoctln mountains The meeting began at 9 am EDT and ended at 235 pm EDT He returned to the White House by helicopter at pm EDT The big item on the agenda was the speech Nixon will deliver Friday at 10 pm EDT The major focus will be what has been billed as a major revamping of the nations welfare operations with the emphasis on job training incentives to help the ghetto poor The White House announced Contd on Page 8 THE WEATHER Sunny and warm today Highs In the mid 80s Partly cloudy and warm with a chance of showers tonight Lows In the 60s Friday mostly cloudy warm and humid with showers or thundershowers likely High Friday In the 80s Out look for Saturday mostly cloudy a chance of showers and not so warm Confidential Report Is Chilling Reading US Does Inadequate Job Oh Consumer Protection INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 9 classified 15 Comics13 Crossword 15 6 Obituaries2 Pennsylvania Story 6 Society k Club 121 Sports4 Sunday School Lesson 5 WASHINGTON UP The federal government is do grossly inadequate job of protecting consumers from dangerous drugs contaminated foods and other hazardous products That is the gist of a confidential report submitted to budget of million a year Dr Herbert L Ley jr and a staff of 4252 commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration by a study group composed of seven senior FDA scientists and administrators Ley set up the group May l The members were asked to make a candid appraisal of consumer protection programs and to pull no punches in reporting any shortcomings they found No announcement was made of the study given to Ley July 14 A copy of the report obtained by UPI makes chilling reading for consumers who believe the government is protecting them from unsafe products The report said FDA does not have enough money manpower or legal authority to do the job It should be doing With a a stair or 4252 persons FDA is trying to police 60000 firms producing billion worth of consumer goods annually Here is what the group said about the Inadequacies of protection provided to consu mers In various fields Drugs in consumer protection is inade quate control over imported drugs As things now stand we have no means of deternlnlng manufacturing processing packaging or stor age conditions In foreign countries Hence Imported drugs come Into this country under far less stringent controls than are exercised over US produced drugs Even in the United States some drug companies are failing to do as much as they should to prevent mislabeled sub or super potent or conta Contd on Page 8 Bank Bandit FRANKLrti Pa UPI An armed bandit escaped with an estimated In cash Wed nesday from the Northwest Bank and Trust Co in Seneca Venango County Police said the gunman car ried a longbarreled weapon and was considered dangerous They described him as 27 or 28 years old and said he was driv lng Ford sedan Police reported THfiFihe U cense tag on the getaway car a 1965 or 66 Ford sedan was issued toL w Mowery Me Veytown 2 Contd on Page 8 ;