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Daily News (Newspaper) - December 26, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 THE DAILY NEWS State Library Education Building Pa 17126 VOL 48 ORE CENTS PER COPT HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION FRIDAY DECEMBER 26 1969 PHONE 6434040 No 280 c J ast Coast f Nation Causing Traffic Problems Ihristmas Truce For Countv T Officials In Vietnam Approve Requests Is County Commis sioners approved several re SAIGON U S Command held back its B52 bombers quests m a prechristmas ses for seven hours after the end of the Allies Christmas truce then sion Wednesday Attending were sent them today on five strikes against Communist infiltration commissioners Gordon W Hav routes American and South Vietnaerstock James DiCosimo and mese troops concluded their 24chief Lewis FGreene hour standdown at 6 p m Raymond A Holland Hunting Christmas night 6 am Thurs don Cnunty a chief Probation day but the Viet Congs presented the 1970 bud 3 threeday truce was to last until S61 for probation senices to jGfifinnillfif Saturday noon Friday commissioners asking them C comply with the stateman if The Allied soldiers went back dated salary scale in order to IVllSSlOIl to normaj combat operations an drivs reimbursement in the sum f hour before Pope Pauls call for of SS427SO After discussion WASHINGTON UPI a continuation of the truce in the commissioners approved Hoi resident Spiro T Agnew an effort to find peace lands request eaves today on a 37000mile Military spokesmen said the Harold BBrumbaugh and Wil Jnission of personal diplomacy Communists initiated 115 shoot liam E Swigart Jr brought bat will take Mm from Guam ing incidents during the Allied to the commissioners attention o Australia truce wounding three Ameri the difficulties now being under Agnew and his party includcans This made the ceasefire by the county library due ng his wife were to leave less costly than any of the to tne expiration of a threeyear Andrews Air Force Base at 10 three previous Christmas standfederal subsidy A review of jjj downs the library budget showed Snow Blankets County Those who voted for a White Christmas got their wish in full measure as a snowstorm out of the northeast crippled the Huntingdon area today with a nineinch covering of white Forecasters predicted that the worst is yet to come with 10 to 20 tfiph winds expected to whip the light flakes into kingsized drifts The gusty conditions wererslated to arrive late in the day with the snow turning to flurries late this afternoon One to three more inches of new snow is expected in the western area of Huntingdon County today and two to four more inches in the eastern portion At 8 am today the U S Weather Bureau observer recorded nine inches of new snow with a 14inch cover on the ground It was still snowing at that hour with no immediate letup in sight All utilities electricity gas telephone and railroads were operating normally despite the snow which was light anf fluffy The Pennsylvania Highways Department at Huntingdon said there is a foot or more of new snow in some sections particularly Pine Grove Mountain Broad Top and the OrbisoniaRockhlll area Every available piece of equipment was pressed Into service and at midmorning all roads in the area were open but driving was described as hazardous Cognizant of the danger motorists were traveling wifh caution and State Police had only one accident to report s SlOO fender bender in Petersburg oft Christmas Day Should the windy weather arrive as predicted the roads may be drifted shut in the matter of a few minutes The highway workers are preparing for a battle against great odds Tyrone got seven inches of snow as the storm tapered off in the western area of the district The storm broke in the Huntingdon area at 2 pm yesterday and the snow continued with little or ro break during the night Plowing operations started at pm and were still under way today Superintendent Winston Chesney reported that 45 trucks 36 stateowned and nine rented were being used on snow removal work along with eight graders four rented and four PDH Seven highlifts three rented and four owned by the state also are in use today Sixtyseven workers were manning the equipment The Weather Bureau observer said that the temperature remained nearly constant during the storm 22 to 23 degrees The reading at 8 am today was 22 The water equivalent of the snow at 8 am was 080 of an inch SpawnsTornadoes In South Cities Brace For Blast The storm that tore up the Southeast Christmas Day moved north today bringing New York City a delayed white Christmas Mayor John Lindsay ordered the New York City Sanitation Department to prepare for more than the sixinch snowfall predicted for the area as storm and gale warnings were posted from Cape Fear NC to Eastport Maine At least one woman was killed and 15 persons were Injured Thursday as tornadoes swept through Southern Geor gia Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle Central Area Hit By Storm President Nixon has already The reports listed 101 Viet a deficit of funds for which the aid out the general purpose of Cong or North Vietnamese slain fmmissioners appropriated he trip To discuss the postin truce fighting with South as M rietnam future of the nations Vietnamese losses put at 11 Contd on Page 7 e visits with emphasis on dead 19 wounded and two ixons doctrine for more missing conomic and military indepen Tnere was no Immediate TJ ence from the United States explanation for the delay in Mcsi of the places Agnew will resuming B52 strikes In truces isit were missed by Hteon on past the stratoforts have come np 1 1 1 is trip through the region iramedlateiy for I Oil DeiOW artier this year In addition it against Com ras considered likely that miuilst pinions gnew would make an unan hlerbombers re ounced inandout trip to the 3 mlSS10n5 th flfSt Fewer people than estimated six hours were dying on the nations mIUtary Saii They roads today during this long were D0t hed Christmas holiday period Johnson Says Humphrey Speech Cost Him Election rietnam War zone for a visit rith U S troops The complete Agnew itinera y Arrive Honolulu Dec Contd on Page 12 iatos Partv Is Favored Japanese kt Polls TOKYO vo rs go to the polls Saturday in national election which in feet will determine the future the nations security pact ith the United States Automatic extension of the ict expiring nest June is vored by Prime Minister isaku Satos ruling Liberal smocratic party All other parties favor rogation of the pact some imediately and others gra lally The treaty which will be ttoroaiically extended if neith country initiates talks on it rmits the United States to aintain military bases in pan The voters will make their 26 American troops fought two The National Safety Council Contd on Page 12 had made its biggest estimate of traffic death fatalities for a holiday period saying between 800 and 902 persons could die between 6 pm local time Wednesday and midnight Sun day The council said the nations motorists would drive 91 billion miles during the 102hour holiday period and die at the rate of about eight an hour Today motorists were dying at the rate of less than sis an hour A United Press International count at 5 am EST showed at least 184 persons killed in traffic accidsnts since 6 pm Wednesday A breakdown of accidental deaths Traffic 184 Planes 0 Fires 25 Miscellaneous 14 Contd on Page 12 Voters Saturday choice in a general election of all 486 members of the house of representatives Analysts pre dict easy victory for Satos LDP and its proAmerican policies The LDP held 272 seats before Sato dissolved the house following his return last month from a recent visit to Washington Tokyo newspapers predict Satos party will win as many as 283 seats in the new parliament Much of the opposition parties strength was eliminat ed when Sato won a commit ment from President Nixon for the return of the island of Okinawa by 1972 The island has always been a major Contd on Page 12 WASHINGTON UP mer President Lyndon B Johnson believes Hubert H Humphrey would be in the White House today had it not been for a few words Hum phrey spoke at Salt Lake City and the few thousand votes those words cost him Johnson gave his views of the climactic 1968 election cam paign in an interview to be carried Saturday by CBSTV at pm EST The interview is the first of three hours of Johnson interviews with Walter Cronkite of CBS News The second installment will be Contd on Page 16 President Loss In Postpones Vacation WEATHER Travelers warnings in effect today Snow changing to snow flurries by late afternoon New snow accumulations 1 to 3 inches today Cloudy and cold tonight with a chance o f snow flurries High today in the lower 20s Low tonight in the teens Variable cloudiness and cold Saturday High in the 20s Partial clearing and cold Saturday night Lows from 5 above to 10 below zero in some of the deeper valleys Sun day cloudy with snow WASHINGTON UPI ident Nixon has postponed his vacation in California until next week so he can remain at his desk working on the federal budget The President his wife and their daughter Tricia had been sch Juled to fly to their seaside estate near San Clemente Calif this afternoon But the White House announced Christ mas Day that Nixon would not leave for his twoweek respite until next Tuesday The budget on which Nixon is working covers the business year which begins next July 1 But under law the President roust submit that budget to Congress within 15 days of when it opens its 19 Nixon was reported trying to keep government spending be low the S200 billion level He has received money requests from all government agencies Contd on Page 12 Christmas Night Blaze Fire levelled a frame pump house at the Paul Cubetz trailer home near Heffners Hill In Jun iata Township south of Hunting don last night Huntingdon firemen were sum moned on the snowy Christmas night to battle the blaze which caused an estimated dam age Fire Chief Robert Jess ell es Contd on Page 7 By United Press international Central and most of eastern Pennsylvania was slowed to a IKapTan La womans body under tte an Ltense storm which dropped up to 10 inches of snow over night Accumulation was pected to top a foot or more before ending In the afternoon Western portions were spared the full brunt and the extreme southeast was relieved by an Intrustton of warm air which changed snow to rain Drifting snow caused by gusts up to 40 miles an hour closed most secondary roads and plows worked to keep open the main ones The weather bureau issued hazardous driving warnings for most of the state Philadelphia International and Pittsburgh airports were oper ating but the snow closed down Contd on Page 2 was found 300 yards from her home Christmas Day as a tornado touched down causing damage Eight persons were injured when the twister hit Seven Injured Seven others were injured when a tornado struck near Albany Ga while nine other tornadoes touched down in the area leaving property damage but few injuries The storm was expected to reach Cape Cod Mass today after passing through the Virginia Capes during the dawn A storm that battered the Pacific Coast Thursday abated today with only scattered showers dotting the Northwest Low pressure systems contl nued to buffet the Great Lakes and the Midwestern Palins today as travelers warnings were issued in 20 states from Maine to the Midlands Snow depths of 10 to 12 inches were recorded in the Eastern Contd on Page 12 INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landersn Building Page10 Classified Ads 17 Comics15 Courthouse Roundup 10 Crossword17 Farm Page9 Obituaries2 On Stage Live3 Society Club14 Sports4 Television Programs 8 9 loliday Trip To Paris s Failure For Wives W YORK trans antic trip that began with h hopes in Dallas ended in appointment but not despair New York today for the nilies of 58 prisoners of war d captive In North Vietnam The 58 wives and their 94 lldren returned from their grimage to Paris on Christ is afternoon without the news y wanted but with the iling their journey was not in In We left for Paris with hope our hearts and returned with pe and expectation for the ure the wives said In a nt statement Will Scatter To Homes Today the pilgrims will scatter to their homes in 22 states after their whirlwind flight which took them to Paris and back in less than a day The families left New York Christmas Eve aboard the Spirit of Christmas a jet chartered for the group by United We Stand headed by Texas billionaire H Ross Perot Perot also is paying for the flights from New York to their homes for many of the families Three of the wives met privately with the North Vietnamese with their leader Mrs Kenneth Usher of Se Contd on Page 12 Bedford Area Boy Killed When Car Hits Bike BEDFORD Pa UPI A boy riding on a bicycle with a companion was struck and by a car when the bi cycle swerved into the vehicles path on Rte 220 Norman Hafer 7 of Bedford RD3 suffered a fractured skull in the accident Wednesday He died Thursday John Cornell 15 also of Bed ford RD3 operator of the bike sustained lacerations No charges were placed against the driver who swerved into a field trying to avoid the accident police said Damage In Christmas Day Accident State Police were calledat Christmas Day to Investigate a minor accident oa Route 305 Main Street in Petersburg No person was Injured in the mishap Thomas M Moran 35 of 2753 Warm springs Road Huntingdon was northbound operating a 1865 Plymouth sedan and was making a right turn onto Hill Street Marlln Snook 30 Avis R D also was northbound driving a 1970 Chrysler sedan Snook did not see the turn sig nal on Morans car He applied the brakes but his vehicle skid ded on the snowcovered highway and ran Into the rear o f the Plymouth damaging the right rear fender about The investigator said the acci dent occurred when the Moran car was about onehalf way Into the turn There was no damage to the new Chrysler As Nixon Took Oath Johnson Felt Relief LKJHTS ARE LIT around the world for Christmas These scenes show street decorations in St Louis Mo upper left Paris lower left and Rome right where red plastic umbrellas were suspended over the streets as protection against winter rain WASHINGTON expressive Indiarubber face is fuller but less lined The straight hair is almost totally gray and is worn a little longer now with sideburns But the face and the voice are so familiar that suddenly all the months since Lyndon B Johnson turned over the Ameri can presidency to Richard M Nixon vanish and there he is again on television dominating the screen Johnsons interview with Wai ter Cronkite will be seen on CBS Saturday night It was filmed in advance at the Johnson Ranch in Texas News men here were given a preview earlier in the week In the interview Johnson told of the blessed relief he felt when President Nixon com pleted the oath of office on Jan 20 and Johnson was no longer president He said none but a former President could know that feeling He said Of course I miss butmost of it I miss good President Nixon said to me did you feel when you werent president any more And I said 1 dont know whether youll understand this now or not but you certainly will later I sat there on that platform and waited for you to stand ii and raise your right hand and take the oath of office and I think the most pleasant words that I that ever came Into my ears help me God that you repeated after that oath at that time I no longer had the fear that I was the man that could make the mistake of involving the world in war that I was no longer the man that would have to carry the terrifying responsibility of Contd on Pace 12 ;