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Daily News (Newspaper) - December 4, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania S T i O u ij Senate Approves Income Tax Exemption Increase Social Security Benefit Hike Now Appears Likely WASHINGTON UPI The Nixon administration thinks it can convince a House Senate committee to kill a boost in the income tax personal exemption to a tax cut its sponsor said would help the man with a big mortgage on a little house filled with children Its chances of doing so look expenses good Most of the senators who conference committee will represent the Senate in the Wju have to work out a conference committee voted compromise bill from the Wednesday against the proposal competing approaches taken by of Sen Albert Gore DTenn to the Senate and the House The boost the exemption to committee would be next year and to in 1971 probably in the The tax reform bill passed by Senate passes its version of a the House last summer did not tax reform bill change the exemption but made Gore who probably will be a an equivalent billion worth of member of the conference tax cuts chiefly through cuts in committee described his ap tax rates and la a raise In the proach as one which benefits maximum standard deduction the man with a big mortgage of to 52000 The On a little house filled with deduction is used by taxpayers children who do not itemize their Gores plan was adopted with the support of 48 Democrats and 10 Republicans against the 5 Democrats and 32 Republi cans who opposed it Earlier the Democrats teamed up to defeat a Republican substitute by Sen Charles H Percy RI11 which would have raised the personal exemption to by 1973 In a second action the Senate trimmed the tax reforms by voting to retain the 7 per cent investment tax credit for the first of investment in plant expansion or moderniza tion The administration eager ly wanted the tax credit repealed Approval of that move proposed by Sen Vance Hartke DInd would cost the govern ment million more than onelenth of the billion worth of tax reforms in the bill Hartke said it would help small business Moonmen Named WASHINGTON UPI ident Nixon has appointed Neil A Armstrong the first man to walk on the moon as chairman of the Peace Corps National Council Armstrong will handle the unsalaried post on a parttime basis so he can continue his work in the space program Last week Nixon named Mi chael Collins one of Arm strongs partners in the Apollo 11 moon mission in July as an assistant secretary of state for public affairs WASHINGTON UPI Congress may pass a 15 per cent boost in Social Security benefits as a Christmas present for 25 million Americans with actual delivery in April The House Ways and Means Committee paved the way Wednesday for the acrossthe board Increase It sent the proposal to the floor of the House where passage Is certain iext week The Senate may attach the 15 per cent Increase to the tax reform bill it Is now consider ing said Rep Charles A Vanik DOhio President Nixon lias proposed a 10 per cent general Increase In Social Security benefits effective in March a cost of living adjustment for future increases and higher taxes to pay for the bnust The increase for retired workers and their wives disabled people widows and children would be effective Jan 1 Actual checks however would not be mailed until April when the March checks are sent Committee Chairman Wilbur D Mills DArk said a supplemental check would go to beneficiaries for January and February benefits The delay would be caused by computers which must be reprogrammed The present minimum pay ment is The new minimum benefit would be The average benefit of for a retired worker would go to Average checks to aged couples would go from to aged widows from to disabled workers from to and widows with two children from to Another boost In benefits could be voted by Congress next year Mills said that the whole question of increases will be wide open He has talked of a 5 per cent boost July 1 The committee plans to consider higher Social Security taxes also No taxes were Included in the committee action Tuesday The billion in new benefits over a 12month period would conit out of the surplus in the Social Securitv trust fund Deer Season Death Toll Climbs To 12 The death toll in ttie first three days of the 1969 anUered deer season rose to 12 Wednes day The latest victim of gunshot was Robert C Gibson 14 of Bloomsburg RD2 who died in Bloomsburg Hospital of received Monday while hunting in Columbia County with a party of 16 including his father Game protector Edward Sherlinski said the youth a Star Scout in Troop 50 of the Boy Scouts slipped and fell Contd on Page 2 THE DAILY NEWS VOL 48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1969 NO 262 62 Perish As Air France Jet Crashes In Caribbean 2 Minutes Alexandria Following Takeoff CARACAS Air France jet carrying 62 persons crashed in flames into the sharkinfested Caribbean mi nutes after takeoff from Maiquetia International Airport Wednesday night Rescue offi cials said there were no survivors I am losing altitude and I cannot control the plane Capt Henri Valter radioed the control tower from 4500 feet two minutes out of Maiquetia Witnesses saw a fireball blossom up from a point In the Caribbean four miles northwest of the airport Air France said the plane was Flight 212 which originat ed in Santiago Chile and was headed for Paris with stops in Lima Peru Guayaquil Ecua dor Bogota Colombia Cara cas PointeaPltre Guadaloupe and Lisbon 10 Bodies Recovered A search spokesman said today 10 bodies had been Contd on Page 2 Council OKs 1970 Budget Alexandria Borough has ap proved a budget of 38611 for 1970 Mayor Roy Shirk announced today The budget approval was the major action at the regular meet ing of borough council on Mon day December 1 Attending were councilmen Jack Metzgar the council president Richard Thompson Ted Cullinan and James Kling secretary Arlene Kennedy and Mayor Shirk Following a number of items of routine business the council approved the budget without a tax increase for the coming year Bills amounting to SC21 were approved for payment Monday December 22 was tentatively set as the date for the lighting of the Alexandria Borough Christmas tree It is expected hit Santa Claus will be present at the lighting cere mony to pass out treats for the kiddies HouseSenate Conferees Approve Raysto wnFunds Final congressional approval is in the offingfor an SS4 million appropriation to continue work on the multipurpose Raystown Reservoir In Huntlngdn County Action is expected In a few days in both the U S Senate and the U S House of Representatives on the public works bill which has been approved by the SenateHouse conferees The joint committee approved a S711 million public works bill Wednesday for the 1970 fiscal year This bill includes the Raystown appropriation Following final approval by the two branches of congress the bill needs only the signature of President Richard M Nixon INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 15 Classified Ads 18 19 Crossword 19 Comics 1 Society Club 14 Sports 4 Sunday School Lesson 10 Community Center Campaign To Close One final is the deadline for the Save the Community Center financial so licitation being conducted by Ed Busa of the board of directors Mr Busa is hoping to get a contribution of one dollar from every family in Huntingdon borough His goal is 8500000 Checks or money nay be sent to Ed Busa Huntingdon Com munitv Center Huntingdon Pa Elected For Third Term Leighty Is Again Board President Clyde L Leighty of Mount Union was reelected for the third consecutive year as president of the Mount Union Area School Board at the reorganization meeting held last evening Other items of business were also transacted by the board durfjes ing the session which took place Directors agreed to make in the high school library Allen Row6 business teacher School directors also reresponsible for getting Christ elected C James Lovetothepo mas greetings typed and sent to sition of vice president of the all district employes board of education 2 CeaseFire Dates Are Announced SAIGON war planes artillery and troops have raided into Cambodia in pursuit of a North Vietnamese battalion battered in an allday fight on the border In Saigon President Nguyen Van Thieu announced today his South Vietnamese will observe 24hour ceasefires at both Christmas and New Years There was no word on a standdown from the Commu nists Reports from the front said the North Vietnamese battalion oam out of Cambodia early Wednesday and tried to overrun a border town and two US Green Beret camps South Vietnamese Voir Dire Jury Being Selected Selection of a blue ribbon jury to try the case of Commonwealth vs Robert Oliver Patterson oi Mount Union opened in Hunting don County Criminal Court today Judge R Merle Heffner Is pre siding at the trial which is ex pected to continue for several days possibly three Patterson is charged in an in dictment with sodomy corrupting the morals of a minor and fur nishing intoxicating beverage to a minor The alleged offense took place on July 4 and State Trooper Wayne R Gibson is the prosecutor Newton C Taylor Esq is representing the Commonwealth as assistant district attorney Attorney James E Himes is re presenting Patterson District Attorney Richard W Llnton is unable to try the case since he was Involved in it as private Contd on Page 12 Reorganizes Leaders Of JV Schools ReElected December Draft Quota Huntingdon County sent two men for induction into the armed forces today The December draft quota was filled by Richard S Feinstein Huntingdon seated and Gary D Harshbarger Huntingdon standing Harshbarger was 330 in the new draft lottery list while Feinstein was 18 The men travelled to New Cumberland Army Depot by bus Because Of Faulty Glove Continue Psychologist Has Edge In NCC Vote Fred N Radle high school The oath of director was adprincipal assigned the duties of 1 11 ministered by Leighty to newly supervistng principal informed Kail L IKS elected director Elmer Myers the toard that Roy Muckle liad JCtlJVO and Bruce Bratton reelected flled the lunch assistince Bratton m turn acting as catlon tn Harrisburs last Wed temporary chairman gave thedl nesday tor consideration by the rectors oath to Clyde Leighty proper authorities WASHINGTON UPI also reelected for another term He also noted tne ESEA pro rathon contract talks continued at the November election had met with approval for today between railroad and shopcrafts bargainers with the Radles report disclosed the Contd on Page 13 Juniata Valley Board of Edu cation reorganized last evening with director Paul E Reinhart serving as temporary chairman killing 25 The new board placed its faith in this past years leadership They were thrown back with and reelected Dr H William 166 men slain and headed back Stewart president of the board across the border with US and Sumner B Smith vice pres warplanes and artillery and a ident South Vietaimse platoon in Three new school directors pursuit John B Eberle J Paul Espy US spokesmen acknowledged and Glenn H Metz were sworn the air raids into Cambodia the in by the temporary chairman to six year terms on the board Following the administering of the oath to the new directors the election of officers was held Dr Stewart then presided over the remainder of business at the special meeting attended Contd on Page 2 Moon Isolation May Be A Farce SPACE CENTER Houston UPI Quarantine is an elaborate procedure designed to protect the earth from infection by any moon germs a lunar landing crew might bring back Space agency doctors intend to find out today whether their fQur technicians into enforced careful isolation procedure was isolation with the Apollo 12 Marathon shot full of holes Scientists disclosed Wednes day there are persons not in how many de pends on which scientist is may have been exposed to lunar material and pi 13 1 Jf TCC i arKl DETROIT UPIDr Cyn thia Wedel was heavily favored to win election as president of the N a M o n a 1 Council of Churches NCC today in a headon confrontation between woman power and black power The NCCs triennial general assembly had to choose by secret written ballot between Dr Wedel a 61yearold psy chologist from Washington DC and the Rev Albert B Cleage Jr 58 Detroit a Negro pastor who has developed a new theology around the premise that Jesus Christ was a black man In thefirst contested election In Its 19year history the NCC assembly also had to choose between the white iicumbent Dr R H Kdwin Espy and n black challenger the Rev Leon Watts tor the top administra tive post of general secretary The NCC Is Americas largest cooperative religious body em bracing 33 Protestant and Orthodox denominations with 45 million members Officers elected today will serve three year terms At a stormy session that lasted until 10 pm EST Wednesday the assembly nar rowly rejected a request that it accept custody of the draft card of 21yearold James Rubins of Holland Mich Rubins told the church leaders he Js conscientiously opposed to military service and asked them to support him in public defiance of the Selective Service Act The vote fell short of the necessary twothirds majority and a revised resolution on the same subject later was defeat ed 200 to 176 The assembly adopted by overwhelming voice votp a Contd on Page gram Elected to fill the position of federal funding instrumental music director In the Mount Union Area Junior High School was Miss Christine F Burkholder of Mount Union Miss Burkholder is a graduate of Penn State Universitywlth aBS and holds a master of music degree p p from the University of Michigan J Q 06 and is threefourth finished with Doctor of Music Arts degree She will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of William Printz The board voted to publish a resolution to authorize the sig natures of Fred N Radle and Roy T Muckle Jr In their present administrative capaci To Shoppers Mount Union Police Chief Ber lin Whitsel announced today that area shoppers will be permitted two hours of free parking during the holiday season beginning De cember 8 through December 24 union negotiators reportedly under strong pressure from members to either settle or strike The four unions representing some 48000 repair and main tenance workers promised government mediators they would hold off any strike action Contd on Page 2 by directors Sumner Smith Fred Reihart T R Anders Robert D Glenny Reinhart Espy Metz to any germs on it and Eberle Secretary Mary Jo The disclosure came acciden Prlce Supervising Principal tally in a news conference Amos Meyers and Atty A where Russell Harmon a young Lynn Corcelius school solicitor space agency geologist was Dr Stewart gave the committee describing the accident Monday Contd on Page 13 that sent seven scientists and moon landing crew Discovers Hole Harmon is one of those in quarantine He was the man who discovered a hole in a glove used to handle moon rocks inside a germ proof nitrogenfilled cabinet The problem is no one knows when the hole was made Now whether the hole was there before we started pulling the glove around is questiona Contd on Page 12 Manson Hides During Raid In Death Valley LongHaired Cult Leader Bulietin Found In Little Cupboard SHOPPING DAYS LEFT WASHINGTON UPI Agreement was reached today on a new contract between the As has been the practice for countrys railroads and four thp past few years Mount Union shopcraft unions averting a Borough Council approved the threatened nationwide rail shut two hour free parking during its down regular session on Monday The agreement announced by cember 1 Labor Secretary George P This action of council will perShultz after an allnight session mit area citizens to look and shop between negotiators will have at their convenience during this to be ratified by the union busy Christmas season membership INDEPENDENCE Calif UPI Charles Manson the hyp notic leader of a nomadic cult suspected in the slaying of Sharon Tate and 11 other persons was found hiding in a tiny cup board when authorities raided his commune in Death Valley in October WEATHER The California Highway Pa trolman who led a posse in the raid testified Wednesday at Mansons court hearing on relatively minor auto theft charges that the longhaired cult leader was captured cowering in the cupboard James Purcell the only patrolman usually on the 3OOCX squaremile beat said the bearded Manson was hiding in a tiny cupboard beneath the sink tt was three teet The stooped slight Manson was wearing blue denim jail clothes when he was led into the Inyo County Courthouse In chains to face the charges South Central Pennsylvania Variable cloudiness breezy and cold with scatto red snow Hurries today ending tonight High 18 to 20 lnches wide and today in 20s Low tonight near 10 to teens Friday partly cloudy 12 to 1S mches deeP I4 took and cold Mich in 20s to near 30 Saturday partly cloudy and him a time to unwind not as cold Manson who held a myster ious sway over his followers involving stolen vehicles was the only one of the nine One of the witnesses to persons arrested in the raid testify was Paul Watkins 18 a who hid when the posse former member of the fami descended on the threeroom ly cult house which was the base camp Manson doodled on a piece of for the nomadic commune yellow paper while witnesses Bail Set At testified to the charge of Before the end of the sixhour receiving stolen property during preliminary hearing the disraids by the Manson Family trict attorneys office here said from a base camp in the Death Manson would be released to Valley area Los Angeles authorities of a Hods Hypnotic Influence murder warrant was issued Another member of the cult The court ruled there was now in custody in Los Angeles sufficient evidence of receiving said through her attorney that stolen property to bring Manson Manson 34 Held an insane to trial Bail was set at S25000 Contd on Page 2 ;