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Daily News (Newspaper) - December 16, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania r Latest Tax Compromise Plan Collapses Senate Unit Clears License Fee Boost HARRISBURG UPI The apparent rejection of the latest plan to solve the states tax and revenue problems prompted a prediction from a House legislative leader that by the end of nest February the operations of the state government will grind to a halt The forecast was made by House Majority Leader K Le roy Irvis DAllegheny on the floor of the chamber late Mon day in reply to objections by House Republicans of Irviss proposal to push through close to S7 million in appropriations stalled for some weeks in the House Irvis in effect pushed any further responsibility for a tar program on the Republican dominated Senate where the sup ber with ease could be financed in full 11 the Senate adopted the million business tax pro gram which the house approved but which has been stalled in the other legislative chamber Irvis Speaks Up These appropriations are well within the tax package sent to the Senate two months ago Irvis said I think the people of the Commonwealth are tired of the posed compromise tax plan blew delays in the legislature up over last weekend He told the House that the S7 million in appropriations which later passed the cham When House Republican Lead er Lee A Donaldson Allegheny County objected that the Sen ate would not approve the ap propriations until a tax pro gram is finally hammered out Irvis replied pessimistical ly It appears to be the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania in the next two months will grind to a halt The Senate Republican delega tion by all reports turned thumbs down on the tax plan which legislative leaders of both chambers had agreed to present to their separate caucuses This included a 3 per cent income tax reduction next summer of the 6 per cent sales tax to 5 per cent a S225 million increase in business taxes and a fivecent boost in the state cigarette tax Instead the GOP senators were talking of adopting the million in business taxes and coupling it with a tax on the operating property of utilities They said this would yield million additional a year The utilities could pass the tax on to consumers through rate increases filed with the Pub lic Utility Commission The pros pect for such a tax program getting through the democratic controlled House is questionable Hope Sustained Irvis apparently was not abandoning all hope that some thing may yet emerge this week to save the legislature carrying over the fiscal problem into the next calendar year I must still tell you to pre pare for a fiveday work week this week he told the House members at the conclusion of Contd on Page 2 HARRISBURG UPI that would pump an additional million a year into the states highway construction program was cleared Monday night by the Senate Highways Committee The bill would increase regis tration fees for passenger cars taln accelerated level of from to and for comroad construction in Pennsylva mercial vehicles by an average of 40 per cent The boosts would produce million However the package The bills were introduced last week after mciths of delay by also SenMarvin V Keller RBucks provides that an adlltional chairman of the highway com million in liquid fuels tax rev mlttee and the highway Com enues be rebated to loral govmission ernments making the net gain Proposal has met opposl for the states highway efforts tlon from tne trucking industry million and from tne Pennsylvania AAA Another feature of the legisfederation lation increases the sticker fee In otner actlon Monday the for semiannual vehicle InspecSenate and sent tne tlons from 15 cents to proHme a bln that wyuld Increase dacing an additional milfrom to a year the max lion THE DAILY NEWS VOL 48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION PA TUESDAY DECEMBER 16 1969 a year also would be re turned to local governments The net cost of package to motorists would be about million Construction Funded The increases which have been advocated for more than occupational tax anyone whose two years by the bipartisan annual Income is less than Hghway Commission would provide revenue that the com imum occupational privilege tax tint may be levied by munici palities and school districts The measure was sent to the House on a vote of 3010 The samn proposal would ex froni the payment of the 272 mission claims it needs to main Will Withdraw 50000 Troops Nixon Unfurls Viet Warning Flag In Laos Thailand Senate Acts To Avert New Wars WEATHER Analysis By STEWART HEXSLEY UPI Diplomatic Reporte WASHINGTON UPI announcing plans to withdraw another 50000 American sol diers from Vietnam President Nixon has underlined his determination to proceed with Vietnamization of the war at a steady pace unless there is some major upsurge in Com munist activity Nixon however raised one ominous warning flag during his otherwise optimistic review for the American people Monday night H9 reported a disturbing new development infiltration has increased substantially and is being carefully watched to see if Hanoi nlans to take advantage of the US withdra wal The Pentagon for several months has not released figures on Communist infiltration into South Vietnam preferring in stead to only say if the level of infiltration is up or down At his news conference one week earlier Nixon said recent infiltration figures seem to have been inflated The infiltra tion rate is not as great as we thought then It is higher than it was a few months ago it is still lower than it was a year ago Period To April Critical The President said Hanoi and the Viet Cong did not yet appear capable of launching a major offensive But he pin pointed the period until April 15 as a critical one in assessing the possible success of his plan to withdraw all American combat forces from Vietnam out all and eventually pull supporting troops The first quarter of the year which includes the Buddhist New Year Tet holidays traditionally has been the time WASHINGTON UPI ing the United States could be drawn into another Vietnam the Senate has voted to bar combat troops from Laos Cloudy windy and cold with chance of snow flurries today High in 20s Variable cloudi ness and colder tonight Low tonight in teens except zero to 5 above in some of the deeper mouitain valleys Partly cloudy and continued cold Wednesday High Wed nesday IS to 27 Outlook for Thursday cloudy and cold with chance of snow Mavor JosePh MBarr Pittsburgh and a number of third class city mayors urged the Senate to approve the leg islation to ease the tax prob lems of Pennsylvania local gov ermnpnts Refunds Approved Tin Senate also approved unanimously a proposal to al low municipalities and school districts to abate or make re funds on local property taxes for property that was damaged or destroyed by flooding The measure sponsored by Sen Jeonette F Reibaiii D Northampton is tailored for the areas of northeastern Pennsyl vania that were ravaged by Contd on Page 5 FLEEING THE FIRE Philippine Islanders unload rice fruits and vegetables after escaping from their home on erupting Taal Volcano Island Many of the natives left the island in background at the first rumble but others stayed despite danger to harvest some of their crops and Thailand In strong and precise terms the Senate adopted an amend ment prohibiting use of any funds in the S693 billion defense appropriations bill for when the Communists have tne introduction of offensives troops into Defense SecreAsia nation Clifford wrote either ground Southeast derision came after a launched major When former tary Clark M last summer the United Staies threehour secret session during should withdraw about 100000 whlch spectators and newsmen troops before the end of this were barred and the heavy year the President said that doors to the chamber locked he hoped to beat this figure and guarded He did not exactly beat A similar amendment was Cliffords timetable but his adopted to the defense author announcement that 113000 will zation bill but was deleted when be out by April came else Senate and House negotiators Nixons fervently expressed worked out a compromise opening day of the doe season It was the heaviest harvest of doe in the 11county South central Division Supervisor Wil liam A Hodge reported today Bedford County was runnerup for the honors with an estimated firstday kill of 1000 Divisionwide yesterdays doe kill was estimated at 6220 or 2795 more than opening day in 1968 Huntingdon Countys estimated kill yesterday with ahead of the first day in 1968 which was a terrible day for hunting CHATTANOOGA Tenn UPI Two cars rendezvoused on an weatherwise cold and windy interstate highway in North Georgia Monday night and a little It will be recalled that the redhaired girl joyfully kissed a man and a woman Kristie Lyn protectors estimated that 1100 bucks were killed in Hun Game Protectors Say 1100 Bagged Countys Doe Kill Highest In Area Standing by their guns on the reliability of estimated firstday kills Pennsylvania Game Commission officials said today 1100 antlerless deer were bagged in Huntingdon County yesterday the Released In Store 100 Miles Away Kristie Is Freed By Her Kidnapers Salter 5 was home again Contd on Page 8 First Night Trouble Free Judge Acts On 2 Pleas Chicago Blacks Of Guilty Judge R Merle Heffner acted on three pleas of guilty and han dled a number of routine matters during the Monday session of Huntingdon County Court Charles Marshall Ellenberger Jr Box 126 Mill Creek was before the to 6 am curfew for whites in the some black CHICAGO UPI A 6 pm black community criticized by city officials and by groups caused no unusual incidents in its first night The curfew was announced court for sentencing Monday by the Rev C T measure Similarly the appropriations measure which was adopted 85 to 4 Monday must go to conference with the S699 billion Housepassed bill and the Laos Thailand amendment could Contd on Page 2 Alexandria Firemen Ballot pleas both for Vivian representing the New United Front for Black Commu on rwo guilty tipsy driving EUenberger was arrested for nlty organization which Vivian drivinwhile under the influence said includes 100 black commu on Sept 2 by State Trooper organizations He said the liam Seese On Oct 20 the decurfew would te effective fendant was arrested on the same immediately charge by State Trooper Raymond Chicago Mrvor Richard J Tononi after an accident onRoute Dalev sald a11 citizens should be 22 involving the Mill Creek man in a11 communities and The defendant pleaded guilty tnat protection would be before Judge Heffner on Nov 24 Provided by police in all areas Contd on Page 9 of tne cit Drive Nearly Year Ahead Of Schedule JC Tops Million In First Phase Of Campaign I dont believe this is the Richard E Thompson an em sentimrnt of all the people in ploye of the J B Kunz Company our black community because of Huntingdon will serve as pre this is a further polarization sident of the Alexandria Volun Daley said Mondiv I dont teer Fire Company in 1970 think any part of our city Thompson operator of gold should be out of bounds for stamping machine will succeed anyone James Myers as head of the Prt of Plan organization Vivians proposal was part of The annual balloting was held a ninepoint plan issued in last evening at the December response to the Dec 4 deaths of meeting of the firemen Vice two Black Panther party President Donald Allison pre sided in the absence of Presi dent Myers who is vacationing in Florida George R Tennis was elected vice president for 1970 Other officers for the ensuing year are Carlton Schirm fire chief Dial Santa Program Will Open Tonight The magic number tonight from pm until 9 pm will be 6434040 Thats when Santa Claus will be waiting in his tempor ary headquarters to talk to youngsters from throughout the district It is the first of three nights that the St Nick will be on hand for the Dial Santa pro gram coordinated by the Hunt ingdon Area Jaycees under the chairmanship of Jay White Because of Santas busy sch edule he will be answering the phone only during the list ed hours tonight Wednesday arid Thursday bucks The tearful reunion of Kristie tingdon County the first daV of the big game season this year Many believe the estimated kill with her parents came two days after she was kidnaped from the toy department of a Chattanooga department store by a man touching off a nationwide alert Fortyeight hours from the time she disappeared while on a Christmis shopping trip with her mother and grandmother Kristie was found wandering around the toy department of a big suburban store in Atlanta 100 away The red haired freckled daughter of bread company Contd on Page 5 INSIDE THE NEWS Contd on Page 8 Raymond Park 3 Springs Merchant Dies At 70 Ann Landers3 Classified Ads 12 13 Counselors Corner 3 Comics 11 Crossword13 Obituaries2 Society Club10 Contd on Page 9 i 2 Rifles Are Stolen From Pickup Truck Two highpowered rifles with scopes were stolen from a Bed ford County mans car at Midway Tavern along Route 913 to Carbon Township on Saturday night Huntingdon State Police today are investigating the theft which was reported yesterday The weapons two 3006 Rem ingtons valued at were the property of Franklin Mellus 36 of Bedford R D 4 The guns were stolen from Melius 1966 Dodge pickup truck Police said that the right vent window lock was forced open in order to gain entrance to the cab where the rifles were located Contd on Page 7 Yule Vesper Service Set For Sunday The annual Christmas musical vesper service at the Huntingdon First United Methodist Church will be given this u Sunday afternoon December 21 at 4 oclock when a performance of the pageant The Feast of the Star will be presented by sixty people comprising the cast two choirs and production on staff The pageant was conceived by two churchmen of New York City Lee Bristol Jr who selected and composed the music Through the use of costumes and staging beautiful solo and choral music this candlelight service makes the Christmas sea son more meaningful by corporate worship experience of per formers and congregation The pageant divides in two main sec tions Christs Nativity and His Influence Through the Apostles The two narrators will be the Rev Henry F Hopkins and At torney Lynn Corcelius Soloists will be regular members of the Chancel Choir The pageant cast will be as follows Isaiah Walter Snyder Mary Mrs Cheryl Warner Jo seph Denny Miller Angels Jane Hart Debbie Harris Debbie Contd on Page 7 A well known Tliree Springs merchant and businessman Ray assistant fire chief mond Park 70 died early Mon Donald Allison treasurerGerald day December J5 1969 at Clothing Found Near Tate Home Cooper Jr chaplain Kenneth Contd on Page 9 Dr John N Stauffer president of Juniata College today an nounced the successful completion of the S28million first phase o the colleges SlOlmillion Margin of Difference capital campaign The goal was reached nearly one year ahead of schedule In his annual Christmas let ter to alumni and friends of the Additional contributions from college the pres ident reported foundations and corporations that has been received parents students and associates Hospital Gets Lots a V spirits in pledges and cash contributions to date and added that several small area campaigns still in pro gress among alumni will further increase that amount He explained that three recent gifts totaling 5108000 fromtrus tees provided the thrust needed of the college and fro n the Church of the Brethren amounted to 3464598 Regarding the next phase of the eightyear cainpaign Dr Stauffer wrote The unfolding of the second chapter will occur in 197073 as we cultivate and to put the initial campaign over obtain the support of individuals the top Trustee gifts to the and foundations having special to college totaled while alumni contributed Be quests and annuities favoring the college amounted to be concerned about reason Juniatas educational strength their college is making and usefulness We shall be ident Stauffer said counting on a number of major Contd on Page 7 gifts especially to the endow ment fund totaling at least million p A maor portion of funds from vJll IS 5 the first phase of the Margin of Difference campaign was used for the constriction of El Us Hall the new College CenThe J C Blair MemorialHos ter at Juniata The second phase pital got a Christrias present will concentrate largely on imtoday one filled with gallons provement of faculty salaries and of spirits further strengthening of the acaJudge R Merle Heffner signed demic program of the 93year an order yesterday directingthat old college The third phase contraband liquor aad malt and brewed beverages seized by Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board agents InHuntingdonCoun ty be turned over to the hospi tal Sheriff Robert Norrls is charged with the responsibility Contd on Page 9 seeking to million of addi tional endowment funds will lead up to Juniatas centennial in 19 76 Juniatians everywhere may rejoice because of the progress Pns Thosefwho oclock In the J C Blair Mem orial Hospital Huntingdon Park the founder of Parks Economy Store Inc at Three Springs had been in ill health for nearly a year He had been a patient of the hospital for seven days His reputation in the Three Springs area was one of undoubted honesty and a survivor noted He founded the now Parks Ec onomy Store Inc by his own honest trustworthiness and de pendability to the people of the area and this little empire he built was without question the strongest independent store in the area He was known to all jobbers and wholesalers as a dependable buyer His community will miss his honest appraisals of The nicest people on earth my cus tomers a slogan that still stands in his store Contd on Page S LOS ANGELES thorities conduct tests today on seven articles of clothing believed stained with blood that were discovered nar the Benedict Canyon estate where actress Sharon Tate and four other persons were slain Three black Tshirts one white Tshirt and three pairs of blue jeans were found by a television news crew Monday and turned over to police A spokesman for KABCTV said the clothing was stained with what appeared to be blood Detectives would not comment on the discovery of the clothing but said tests would be run Two dizen officers accompa nipd by Susan Atkins 21 a susppctturnedinformpr in the Tato slayings and the killings of Leno LaBJanca and Ms wife conducted a search in the nearby Hollywood hills over the weekend It was believed they were for the discarded MUAHS Yule Concert Is Tonight At 8 Area residents are reminded of the annual Christ nas Concert presented by the music depart ment of the Mount Union Area High School in the auditorium of the high school at 8 pm tonight Director of this holiday event will be the supervisor of music of the high school Marshall Spayd The senior high chorus and the senior band will present ap propriate seasonal selections sure to please all who attend There will be no admission SHOPPING DAYS LEFT clothing wyrn by the killers involved in the Tate massacre Miss Atkins a member of Th3 Manson Family cult implicated In the seven slay ings has told authorities the killers were dressed in black itectton wUl when they invaded the homo taken during the and discarded the bloodstained clothing after the murders The weekend search which included 80 Explorer scouts produced only a rusty revolver It was not believed to be the one used in the Tate killings In other developments in the cast detectives from five California cities counties mt with Los Angplps police to check out possible links be tween the TateLaBianca slay Ings and other killings Investigators der linpd to say which specific cases were discussion Among the unsolved slayings in the state were the Zodiac killings in the San Contd on Page 5 CHRISTMAS SEALS FIGHT EMPHYSEMA TUBERCULOSIS AND AIR POUUTION ;