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Daily News (Newspaper) - December 3, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Stato Libra ary DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY NEWS VOL 48 JOSE CENTS PEH COPY HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3 1969 PHONE 6434040 NO 261 North Koreans Free 3 Helicopter C r ewmen While Prisoner Reds Continue To Hit Green Berets USApology Results In Freedom PANMUNJOM Korea UPI The United States won the release of three Army helicop ter crewmen from 108 days in North Korean captivity today by apologizing for their cri minal intrusion Into the Communist nation Once the three had crossed into South Korea US officials issued a statement renouncing the admission and saying it was obvious that there was no criminal act or intentional infiltration The men were captured Aug 17 when their observation helicopter flew a half mile into North Korea and was shot down All three were wounded but the Communists said they were getting good care One In Good Health Spec4 Herman Hofstatter 21 of Lowpoint 111 stepped on crutches across the line sepa rating North and South Korea Capt David H Crawford 27 of Pooler Ga was limping and WO Malcolm V Loepke 35 of Richmond Ind appeared In good health They were shaved had fresh haircuts and had been provided overcoats against the 20 degree weather at this border truce village Maj Gen Ri Chun Sun the chief North Korean delegate at the Korean Armistice Commis sion immediately announced through a spokesman that the three had confessed unani mously He said their flight had been a United States attempt to start a war Marine Maj Gen Arthur H Contd on Page 5 Groucho Wife In Divorce Court Today SANTA M 0 N I C A Calif Comedian Grouchc Marx 78 and his wife Eden 38 were scheduled to appear in court today for a divorce hearing after reaching a property settlement totalling nearly SI million Mrs Marxsued for divorce charging mental cruelty An attorney for the woman said she would receive 5210000 in alimony over a sevenyear period and 5377000 from Marxs television contract He said she also would receive half the proceeds from Contd on Page 6 Biggest Assault On Dirtied Waters Nixon Backing Is Sought In Fight WASHINGTON UPI Democratic sponsors of a record million federal fund to clean up water pollution laid plans today to enlist a reluctant President Nixon to their cause If all the money is spent it probably would be historys biggest assault on dirtied waters Heavier Bu Prang Attacks Foreseen SAIGON UPI North Vietnamese troops attacked the Bu Prang Special Forces camp for the third time in four days despite heavy B52 strikes against their bivouacs all night and into this morning Takes Office PHILADELPHIA vUPIPaul A Gorman 61 assumed office Monday as president of the Penn Central The former presi dent of Western Electric Co will head both Penn Central Co the holding company and Penn Centra Transportation Co the nations largest railroad Slain PSU Student Is Buried Funeral services were held in Holland Mich today for Betsy Aardsma 22 a graduate student who was stabbed to death last Friday in the main library at the Pennsylvania State Univer sity The rites took place at 2 pm at the Trinity Reformed Church in Holland with burial In the citys Pilgrim Home Cemetery Meanwhile an exhaustive inves tigation of the slaying of the pretty young Hollandtoed in continuing at Penn State and in Michigan Lt William E Kimmel of Hun tingdon commander of the Rockview State Police Sub Station is heading the investi A team of 23 State Po lice including Trooper Thomas Jones oi the Huntingdon bar racks is working on the case to the University Park area State Police saidyesterdaythey had received 75 calls in the pre vious 24hour period from per sons volunteering information in Contd on Page 9 Its a great victory unless the administration lets us down on it said Sen Edmund S Muskie DMiane who wrote the 1965 Water Pollution Act and who is a prospective Democratic opponent against Nixon in 1972 Muskies staff has estimated it will take billion to build the facilities to treat all raw sewage cities and towns now dump into the nations waters Nixon requested S12fi million for this fiscal year for the program under which federal grants pay half the cost of local sewage treatment facilities The House voted SGOO million and the Senate upped it to SI billion Tuesday a committee of House and Senate members compromised on 5SOO million Contd on Page 14 Probe Covers 11 Senseless Slayings Rejection Of Cults Leader Sends Hippies On Rampage LOS ANGELES UPI A weird hippie band called the Manson family burst into the Sharon Tate estate and brutally killed five persons because the home was a symbol of rejection to the cults leader a member of the family has told police Susan Denise Atkins jailed as a suspect in the murders said in a statement released by her courtappointed attorney that members of the cult were held in almost hypnotic control by their leader Charles Manson 34 We belong to him not ourselves the attractive 21 yearold girl said at her arraignment on a murder charge Tuesday She said Manson a slight fierceeyed musician called Jesus by his followers was a very beautiful man A Los Angeles policeman who insisted his name be withheld said the group is under suspicion for at least four more murders in addition to the Tate case and the slayings of a middleaged couple Investigating Slayings He said investigations are being pursued into 11 senseless slayings in the Los Angeles area since the beginning of this year Miss Atkins said through her lawyer she went to the Tate home under an insane almost hypnotic spell from Manson I was told to go and I went She said Manson had visited the Benedict Canyon estate leased by the actress when Doris Days son Terry Mel cher lived there Manson had reportedly gone to the home to ask Melcher for help in making a record Melcher rejected the request Miss Atkins said Manson became convinced the house was a symbol of rejection and ordered the murders of its occupants not caring who lived there at the time She said Leno LaBianca a wealthy market owner and his wife Rosemary were mur dered a day later because their home was selected by Manson at random She told her attorney he had other houses selected as Miss Atkins Arraigned Miss Atkins was arraigned or charges of slaying Gary Hin man 34 whose body was found in his Topanga Canyon home in Contd on Page 5 New Storm Is Heading For Coast Another storm system moved across the Upper Great Lakes toward the North Atlantic Coast today as early winter weather continued to buffet the North east Scattered snow flurries fell from the Great Lakes to the North and Central Applachians Travelers warnings were in effect from Northeast Pennsyl vania and New Jersey to Southeastern New York and Connecticut Gale warnings were up along the Great Lakes Clear dry weather lingered over much of the nation today Contd on Page 6 WILLIAM D PORT Petersburg Servicemans Death Noted A Petersburg R D 1 couple Mr and Mrs Paul I Port have received word that their son Sgt William David Port died November 27 19GS while being held prisoner of the Viet Cong The last official word the Ports had concerning their son came in early April 19GS when they were informed that William had been missing in action in Vietnam since January 1913S This message came in the form of a letter from Major General Kenneth G Wickha n The Ad jutant General who wrote of their sons courageous sacrifice for fellow members of his squad And the second message was a telegram a few days ago sent by Major General as follows Information provided by the individuals recently released by the Viet Cong reveals that your son Sergeant William D Port died on 27 November 19GS while being held prisoner by the Viet Cent One of the released Army members was held In the same camp with your son from May until his death in November 1968 The definite cause of death is not known but based on the In Contd on Page 9 The guerrillas opened if with a 40round mortar attack late Tuesday and then attacked on the ground in what Allied military spokesmen considered a probing action to test the camps defenses for bigger attacks to come No casualties were reported on either side in the attack the third such probe since Saturday when some of the commandos succeeded in breaching the outposts barbed wire perime ter Six waves of B52 Stratofor tresses came in during the night for raids against the 5000man North Vietnamese buildup that clamped a stran glehold around Bu Prang and Contd on Page G INSIDE THE NEWS Along The Juniata 3 Ann Landers16 Classified 19 Comics23 Crossword19 Obituaries 2 Society Club17 Sports4 5 Mideast Discussed By Big 4 UNITED NATIONS UPI After a fivemonth recess the Big Four powers resumed their talks on the Middle East with a call for renewed efforts to find a negotiated end to ArabIsraeli hostilities The ambassadors of the United States the Soviet Union Britain and France agreed in a fourhour session Tuesday that a peaceful and accepted settle ment must be achieved with all possible speed While admitting the Middle East situation is increasingly serious and urgent the envoys said it nevertheless should not be permitted to jeopardize international peace and securi ty Tuesdays meeting was the longest in a series of 16 since April between the four nations The private talks which will be resumed Saturday morning were suspended July 1 to allow United States and the Soviet Contd on Page 6 AFRICAN CHILD of North ern Cameroon is covered with dust revealing hy giene problems raised by lack of water With only one doctor for every 77000 persons scarcity of water is a chief obstacle to better health The government with the help of UNICEF is establishing a chain of demonstration zones in different areas each de signed to form the nucleus of a comprehensive rural health service At Saxton WEATHER Cloudy windy and cold with occasional light snow or snow flurries likely today High in 30s Windy and much col der with occasional light snow or snow flurries tonight Low mid teens to low 20s Thurs day variable cloudiness win dy and cold with chance of snow flurries High in 20s Fridays outlook m istly sun nv and not as cold Downtown Firemen Pick Myers Richard D Myers a shift pro duction supervisor at the Owens Corning Fiberglas plant was elected last evening for his sec ond year as president of the Hunt ingdon No 1 Fire Company The annual balloting was the highlight of the December meet ing held at the downtown fire stat ion Myers presided at the session Routine business mat ters were handled Other administrative officers for the ensuing year are Philip Thompson first vice president Richard Monihen second vice president George BWilsonJr financial secretary treasurer Jack Leffard secre tary Herman Shope Contd on Page 11 Both Sides Are Near Agreement Nationwide Rail Strike Averted WASHINGTON UPI Four shopcraft unions today postponed strike action against the nations railroads after government mediators reported the two sides close to an agreement that wquld head off a possible nationwide rail shutdown Bargaining talks on a new New FCC Head Looks At Position on contract went two and onehalf hours past the midnight Tuesday the hour when the unions would have been free to and then recessed until 3 pm EST today to give the negotiators and mediators time to sleep after about 40 hours of almost continuous sessions at the Labor Department Assistant Labor Secretary William J Usery Jr the top government mediator told newsmen shortly after midnight that the union negotiators had agreed to postpone any strike action as long as bargaining continued and progress was being made Two and one half hours later Usery announced the railroad and union bargainers had agreed to recess because everyone is so tired William W Winpisinger the chief union negotiator issued a statement at that time saying substantial progress has been Contd on Page 5 Relatives Search For Bodies 50 Elderly Dead As Firetrap Burns DU LAC Que French Canadians fron the surrounding country side hunted today for the bodies of relatives who died in an unbelievable firetrap1 of an old folks home that went up in flames in a matter of minutes Police said from 50 to 54 persons died The dead included about threequarters of the population of the threestory Repos du Viellard Home 135 miles northeast of Quebec City Many were too feeble to move from their beds when the fire started others made It only as far as the windows Dr LouisPhilippe Cloutler a dentist who lives nearby said the terrible terrible screams woke him up and he saw patients up in the windows screaming and crying for help I saw about five of them near the chimney They tried to jump or maybe a couple fell because they were so old and feeble he said Cloutier added that others made it to the doors but some fell and timber fell on them Rene Levesque leader of thr Contd on Page 5 WASHINGTON UPI Dean Burch President Nixons choice to head the Federal Communi cations Commission has just about broken even with the television industry in his first month on the job Thats the way he feels it should be Burch whose weathered face looks older than his 41 years met the press officially Tues day for the first time since he took office Oct 31 He offered some controversial views on keeping obscene movies off television plus some thoughts on license renewal sure to please the Industry I have the feeling the industry will praise me one day and pillory me the next he said and thats probably the way it should be Burch was criticized for personally calling the three Contd on Page 5 Tentative Budget Is Approved Saxton Borough has adopted a tentative budget for the coming year with a reduction in taxa tion to the rate of 10 mills The tentative budget is open for inspection at the home of the borough secretary Mrs S F Elder for ten days A special meeting to close out the years business will be held by borough councilmen on December 29 a Monday begin ning at pm The final of the 1970 budget will be adopted at that session Four councilmen were present at the regular meeting last even ing held in the borough offices where a new furnace has been installed Chairing the meeting was council President C T Ben ner with Thomas Stoler Ralph Carbaugh Roy Reed Maintenance Foreman Homer Carbaugh Contd on Page 6 Children Start Three Springs Fires Children playing with matches were blamed for two fires in Three Springs Borough yester day Volunteer firemen were sum moned for the second blaze when used lumber in a shed owned by Mrs Grace Harper was discovered burning There was no damage to the 20 by 30foot frame building and Three Springs Fire Chief L K Flasher gave no estimate of the damage to the used lumber stored in the shed Contd on Page 11 Bowmans Store Set For Grand Opening New Orbisonia Shopping Center Is Ready Heres the attractive all glass front of the new Bowmans Store In Orbisonia A grand opening Is being sclieduled there for tomorrow Friday and Saturday with door prizes tnd free gifts for the kiddies Just in time for the Christ mas giftbuying spree the new Bowman Store at Orbisonia will have Its grand opening tomor row Friday and Saturday Completely modern In every respect the new store has been designed for convenient shopping It utilizes the very latest In store fixtures lighting and mer chandise display The new store Is located only a few doors north of the pre sent Bowmans on Rldgley Str eet In the heart of OrWsonlas business district With more than double the amount of floor the new Bowmans has expanded every department In addition to adding many others includ ing a complete Ben Franklin Variety Store For over 31 years the Bow man Store has been an import ant part of the areas business life and the new structure emph aslzes the firms confidence in the economic future of the bor ough The store was founded by the late Dave Saxe of Mount Union in 1938 as Saxes Store Eleven years later in 1949 the store was incorporated and became known as Bowman Stores Inc There are two other stores in the chain Berkeley Springs W Va and Martinsburg Robert R Saxe of Mount Union son of the founder is president of the firm today and Arthur Bowman of Martinsburg is vice president For the threeday grand open Ing there will be many door prizes plus gifts for the kiddles Needless to say the new store Is jampacked with Yule gift sug gestions President Saxe today Issued a cordial Invitation to all to attend the grand opening Were cer Contd on Page 14 ;