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Daily News (Newspaper) - December 5, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 C THE DAILY NEWS Lit VOL 48 CENTS PER COPY HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION FRIDAY DECEMBER 5 1969 PHONE 6434040 NO 263 Solons Get Busy Following Threat To Cancel Holiday President Cynthii Wedel an out advocate of womens business by passingemergency Mrs spoken rights has been elected the first woman president of the National Council of Churches Big Winter Storm Now Over Plains A winter storm system was spreading over the Rockies and Plains states today dumping snow sleet and freezing rain from Iowa to New Mexico Travelers warnings were in effect for Northwest Kansas Central Nebraska and Western Iowa where one to two inches of snow fell Thursday Snow occasionally mixed with sleet was continuing in the area today Snow was failing steadily over the length of the Rockies Grand Junction Colo reported three inches and portions of New Mexico were expected to receive four or more inches Rain was falling in Southern Texas as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico pumped into the storm system A freezingrain watch was in Contd on Page 3 Nixon Gets Tough With Lawmakers WASHINGTON UP I Senate and House under a threat by President Nixon to cancel the traditional holiday vacation is rushing to finish action on the rest of the money bills and adjourn before Christ mas Eve The chances are rated fair to good Nixon described as never tougher told GOP congression al leaders Thursday he would call Congress into special session the day after Christmas unless all the appropriations bills are on his desk The fiscal year began July 1 Since then Congress has kept the federal government in Chairman Cong Active As GIs Depart Focus Of War Is On Delta Battles SAIGON UP I Viet Cong in the Mekong Delta battled South Vietnamese troops west of Saigon ambushed a U S Navy patrol boat convoy and heavily shelled a government outpost in lighting reported today WILLIAM McHENRY Testimony Expected To Open Today McHenry Is Chosen By Testimony was expected to start today in Huntingdon County Criminal Court in the case of Commonwealth vs Robert Oliver Patterson of Mount Union Judge R Merle Heffner is presiding at the trial which open ed yesterday with ttie start of selection of a voir dire jury Only five members of the Pat terson jury four women and one man had been selected C McHenry manager of when court adjourned at 547 last other seven members of the panel and two alternates would bepick ber of the retail merchants group ed early in todays session so that testimony might get under way r it the leader Twentyseven petit jurors were Christ d SWP the mm called for voir dire examination resolutions continuing tempora rily its spending authority generally at 196SG9 rates In fact the Senate did just that Thursday giving final congressional to a pjQ resolution authorizing the aeenI o e TkUS Business and miustrv chosen Republican on the Senate Store j 1 uj ui uuuit frt business Senate Democratic Mike Mansfield anticipated Nixon He told the Leader for McHenry who has been a mem during the sessions between Years unless all the work was finished Contd on Page 3 mittee yesterday to obtain the five jur m Three Will inue Board Three members of the Hunt ingdon County Child Welfare advisory committee have been reappointed for threeyear terms from January 1 1970 to January 1 1973 They are Mrs Martin H Heine Mrs Harry Miller and Mrs Mi chael Snoop G Edward Branthaver di rector made an extensive report on the cases confront ing the agency at a meeting of the committee held Thurs day afternoon in the commis Contd on Page 3 McHenry resides with his fain ors Eight of those examined ily at 2730 Warm Springs Hoad were challenged by the defense Huntingdon He is a member eight were challenged by the of the Huntingdon Area Jaycees Commonwealth andsix were ex and has been active In the ac cused for cause by the court tivities of the club throughout When a jury is selected on the past year voir dire each member of the Contd on Page 3 Contd on Page 3 For the third successive day the focus of the war turned to the delta west and south of Saigon where the Saigon governments army is in the process of taking over for American forces The biggest battle Thursday saw government troops kill 17 Viet Cong 103 miles west of Saigon Headquarters said three South Vietnamese were killed and 32 wounded Four Ameri can advisers also suffered wounds Military spokesmen said the ambush of the patrol boats on South Vietnams southern tip Thursday killed two Navy men and wounded the sailors heaviest losses since moving into the area five months ago to rebuild Nan Can a base destroyed in the 1968 Tet offensive No guerrilla losses were reported in the ambush 170 miles southwest of Saigon In an Evergladeslike region Viet Cong gunners at the same time fired 200 rockets and mortar rounds into a govern iit militia outpost 114 miles westsouthwest of Saigon near the Cambodian border They followed up with a ground probe but were thrown back with unknown losses Contd on Page 2 Speak In Kiwanis Contest Two of the first contestants in the Huntingdon Kiwanis Clubs TOPS public speaking contest are shown following their addresses Thursday noon Left to right are Clayton E Briggs Kiwanis president Karen Melton of Juniata Valley High School Albert Denison of Southern Huntingdon County High School and Calvin T Walker chairman of the TOPS public speaking committee Brencla Lockhoff Huntingdon Area High School the third contestant was not present when the picture was taken In Arm Service Club Scandal Begin Talks T n in TOPS Resor Is Pressed For Explanation Dateline Central Pennsylvania WEATHER NATO Has Challenge For Russia BRUSSELS UPI The North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO challenged the Soviet Union today to demonstrate its desire for relaxed international tensions by easing the West Berlin situation Conference sources said the challenge is contained in a communique to be issued this afternoon at the close of the Alliances threeday yearend conference The communique was worked out Thursday US Secretary of State William P Rogers and his 14 NATO colleagues agreed that Moscows proposal for a European security conference cannot be taken seriously so Resigning But Not Retiring long as Communist harassment Contd on Page 3 CHAMBERSBURG Carl Cogan 28 of Chambersburg was reported in critical condition in Altoona Hospital after being grazed in the head by a bullet from a deer rifle while hunting Wednesday near Clearville8 Game officials said the accodent occurred when some deer ran across the road and Cogars brother raised his rifle which caught in the victims coat and discharged EVERETT State Police are seekiag the thief who stole a trucVers trousers and wallet containing SI 59 in cash The trucker Henry L Smithkey 41 of Pittsburgh was asleep ia his rig at South Midway parking lot on the turnpike when his trousers and wallet were taken from the front seat of the vehicle on Wednesday More Police Join Probe Of Slaying UNIVERSITY PARK Ten more State Police officers in cluding two from Huntingdon ar The first three contestants in the TOPS Teeners Opportunity Project Series public speaking contest ap peared before the members of the Huntingdon Kiwanis Club at its regular meeting on Thursday at The Hotel Penn Hunt Albert Denison a student at Southern HuntingdonCounty High School Karen Melton of Juniata Valley High School and Brenda Lockhoff of Hunt ingdon Area High School were the featured speakers The contestants chose sub jects which reflected a dis tinct awareness of present day problems Denison pointed t3 the need in his area for recreation for young people Lliss Mel ton called for a better job of guiding young people and Miss Locfchoff spoke of the chal lenge of sustaining the faith and determination of our fore fat hers Contd on Page 5 Parking ig C3 WASHINGTON UPI The Army has been asked to explain reports former Army Provost Marshal Gen Carl C Turner and Sgt Maj William 0 Wooldridge will not be prosecuteddespite a Senate investigation naming them in the enlisted mens clubs scandal The Army replied late Thursday the retirement appli cations of Wooldridge and one other sergeant named during the Senate investigation were T A being delayed pending ZJlt tion of the Armys own investigation Sen Abraham Ribicoff D Conn wrote Army Secretary Stanley R Resor that Senate Huntingdon County Commis investigations subcommittee sioners wil1 advertise soon for hearings turned up conflicts of bids for the construction of a interest bribery kickbacks parking lot adjacent to the county conspiracy and other criminal Jail on Mifflin Street T 1 JS L IannCCl The board received the plans and specifications yesterday for the project from David G Knox Variable cloudiness and cold with occasional snow flurries likely today High mid 20s to low 30s Partly cloudy and cold tonight Low mid teens to low 20s Sat urday partly cloudy and not as cold High in 30s to near 40 Sundays outlook mostly cloudy and warmer STATE COLLEGE State College Bus Depot will move to the former Travelers Lodge Motel 1610 N Atherton Street by the first of the year Both interstate bus lines Greyhound Lines Inc and Trail ways that presently use the depot on Railroad Avenue have agreed to the move University campus yesterday to help in the investigation of the stabbing death of graduate stu dent Betsy Aardsma 22 of Hol land Michigan Lt William EKimmelof Hunt ingdon who is heading the in vestigation said at a news con ference that between 30 and 45 policemen are interviewing stu dents He noted the fall term ends Dec 13 and commencement Contd on Page 3 Warriors Mark CLYMER J Louis Neeley 54 who has been treasurer of rp the Clymer Volunteer Fire Company for twenty years has been J VVD charged with embezzlement He has been accused in connection with a shortage in general and building fuads over the past three of four years Company officials have reported that the shortage amounted to 510139 Ollien S Grand Jury To Receive Cult Cases LOS ANGELES der and conspiracy indictments will be sought today against six or more members of a pseudoreligious cult suspected in the bloody murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons Twenty witnesses mostly members of the cult called The Manson Family have been subpoenaed to testify during the anticipated twoday inquiry by the Los Angeles County Grand Jury Deputy District Attorney Aaron H Stovitz said he would Contd on Page 3 which indicate that Pentagon officials do not believe suffi cient evidence for prosecution was presented Ribicoff told Resor that the Contd on Page 3 actions or violations of regula tions But Ribicoff said he had read newspaper stories apparently of the firm of Africa Associates originating in your department engineers The parking lot would be on a plot just west of the jail owned by the county The lot would be blacktopped and there would be space available for the parking of 22 vehicles There also would be four more spaces which would Booze Spies Being Used Along Contd on Page 5 INSIDE THE NEWS HARRISBURG UPI Booze spies and counter spies are being used in the great cloak and dagger liquor war between the states of Penn sylvania and Maryland While the Pennsylvania agents look for Pennsylvania buyers my deputies keep watch on the agents said Sheriff Thomas Mogle of Cecil County Md Contd on Page 3 Ann Landers 7 Building Page10 Classified Ads 14 15 Comics13 Courthouse Roundup 10 Crossword15 Editorial Page 6 Farm Page 9 Obituaries 2 On Stage Live 8 School Page11 Society Club12 Television Programs 8 9 T Ofnl LBJ SonInLaw Repudiates Charges kJUJlcll L Henry Cabot Lodge Leaves Paris Ready For New Job Hearing Set In Broad Top Application HARKibBURG UJfi The state Sanitary Water Board Thursday set two hearings for Dec 10 on mining applications The Compass Coal Co Inc Punxsutawney sought permis sion to strip mine 334 acres at Henry Cabot Lodge 67 made it Baker Run No 1 in Houston clear it was far from his Twp Clearfield County with farewell as a diplomat drainage from the operation flowing to a tributary of the south branch of Bennett Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek The second application came from Herman Ritchey of Wood diplomacy if the President asks to mine 59 acres in Broad Twp him to Bedford County with drainage Four Presidents have asked flowing to five tributaries of the in the past 16 years Dwight D State Police today reportedthat a 1956 Ford twotone green was stolen in Warriors Mark Town snip last evening The vehicle is owned by Elsie G March Tyrone RD 4 The car was parked along Leg islative Route 31070 with the keys in the ignition The ve hicle was placed there by the owner while she went to State College with a girlfriend No Atrocities Committed By His Unit Robb Claims LAS VEGAS President Lyndon B B c Robb if ne had any atrocities Johnsons soninlaw Thursday repudiated RODD said PARIS frustra tion of each Thursday seemed to deepen the lines in the handsome millionaires face But when he strode out of the Vietnam talks for the last time Im resigning not retiring Im too young to retire It was a mark of the man Lodge still believes he can play a signflcant role in US sador to the United Nations lack of progress during the last John F Kennedy made him the 10 months US envoy to South Vietnam Toward the end Lodge told Lyndon B Johnson returned friends he doubted there would him to Saigon and President ever be progress in the talks suggesting the war would ine day merely fade away without any formal agreement to end it He declined in his final appearance Thursday to ex press that outlook in public We would lilfe to have a negotiated settlement in the Nixon sent him to Paris to try to end the war Asks Off The Job After more than 40 unsuc cessful peace talks sessions Lodge asked off the job He told President Nixon he was resigning for personal rea sons Lodge looked weary as he River Eisenhower named him ambas classical way he said But if that is not obtainable then we walked out of the former can get de facto arrangements Majestic Hotel for the last time where people dont kill each Thursday He leaves Paris with other anymore Thats the a sense of frustration at the Contd on Page 3 Our policy orders and deeds preclude such activity Robb correspondent for the Universi said at a news conference We did not participate in any type of activity that has been asserted Our actions were quite to the contrary In fact we bent over backwards to ty of Illinois student newspa per the Daily Illini made his charges in a letter to Sen Charles H Percy RI11 Percy forwarded the letter to Defense Secretary Melvin R j avoid inflicting casualties to Laird urging full attention to CHRISTMAS SEALS FIGHT EMPHYSEMA TUBERCULOSIS ANDAIB POLLUTION innocent civilians he added Robb here to attend a 12th Marine District conference made his remarks in response to charges by Anthony R MartinTrigona 24 a real estate and investment broker from Champaign III Visits Robbs Unit MartinTrigona who visited Robbs unit while serving as a west of Da Nang in August 1968 and was told by Robbs men they had been ordered If it moves kill it if it doesnt burn it Murder Civilians In following these instruc tions said MartinTrigona the Marines had murdered South Vietnamese civilians while con ducting military operations MartinTrigona wrote that in one interview the men then and investigation of Martin Trigonas claims Robb who was a captain when MartinTrigona visited his unit said he recalled seeing went on to relate how they had MartinTrigona and added he ajj0ut casuaities in admired him for going along other operations mostly mines with his unit on some minor wd traps and how they military operations had ahead and knled to I am disappointed that he reprisal One in particular did not let us know right then Contd on Page 3 ;