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Daily News (Newspaper) - December 31, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 State Library Education Building lajrisburp Pa THE DAILY NEWS Pa 17126 VOL 48 NINE CENTS PEK COPT HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 31 1969 PHONE 6434040 No 284 Russians End Silence About China Advance At General Finance Private iTalks Are Under Way MOSCOW UP a long silence on Chinese affairs the Soviet news agency Tass said today at least half of the Chinese Communist party lead ership was purged in Mao Tse tungs cultural revolution In a lengthy dispatch on Events in China the agency said survivors of the purge have joined with revolutionary committees that now appear to hold power in the country Tass said the military had the dominant role The story was the agencys first major report on China since SinoSoviet border neogti ations began in Peking Oct 20 The Soviet Foreign Ministry said Monday the talks having recessed Dec 14 would resume soon The youthful Red Guards who were the violent spearhead of niitural revolution have been squeezed out of influence At the December meeting of the board of directors of General in the revolutionary comFinance Service Corporation the parent corporation of The Budget mittees Tass said Plan Companies with offices located throughout Pennsylvania The story did not directly James L Thompson was elected executive vice president and attack China as Tass had done John T Fleck was elected vice president I n addition Fleck in commentaries before the holds the position of assistant secretary J L THOMPSON JOHNT FLECK Two Executives Get Promotions MANILA Pres ident Spiro T Agnew held his first private talks today with President Ferdinand E Marcos since arriving Monday to begin his Asian goodwill tour Photographers were allowed in for a short time when the two men met with their aides at Marcos office in the presidential Mrlacanag Palace Agnew complimented Marcos on his inaugural address Tuesday and Marcos in return noted his guest liad been delivering some wry good speeches ui his own Agnew smiled and said some will agree and some will disagree Agnew who will visit 10 nations during the 23day trip later toured the home at i new rice 40 miles south of Manila and was to fly over the World War II battlefield of Bataan and Corregidor where Lt Gen Jonathan M Vun wright surrendered May 8 1942 No official activltes were Contd on Page 2 Solons Again Fumble States Budget Ball New Storm Hits Midwest Weather Forces Hundreds To Flee Treacherous Yearend weather drove hundreds of persons from their homes in the Southern Appalachians today stranded travelers in the Southern Plains and glazed roads with ice from Arkansas to the Northeast The Northern Plains re mained bitter cold and temper atures soared in the Southeast r oreign Lars Banned In Plant Paper Tomorrow The Daily NPWS will be published as usual tomor row New Years Day Jan 1 The Thursday edition will contain a irrnlxr of features that have become traditional for the first paper of the Year A holiday schedule of oper ations is planned start of the border negotiations Mostly quoting the Chinese press it painted a picture China torn by a struggle power between the Communist party apparatus arid the revolutionary committees East Eruopean sources said Tuesday the Soviet delegation was not likely to achieve much Contd on Page 2 SG Lawyers Named For Fox Perot Tries For Soviet Permission COPENHAGEN as billionaire H lioss Perot put in telephone cals to Soviet leaders in Moscow today in an attempt to get permission to land there with a jetliner full of Christmas dinners for US prisoners in North Vietnam Perot conferred earlier with Russian officials in Copenhagen and said they set rules under which the plane could land in Moscow providing such permis sion was granted Hanoi had promised it would deliver the goods to the priso ners if Perot could make Moscow by midnight tonight Perot placed personal tele phone calls to Moscow after meeting with Soviet officials One call was to Premier Alexei Contd on Page 2 Judge R Merle Heffner issued an order today in which he ap pointed Newton C Taylor Esq as assistant district attorney to represent the Commonwealth in the Jack Donald Fox murder case In the same order the Hunt ingdon jurist appointedJosephW Mullin Esq the countys pub lic defender to assist Attorney Edward Willard of State College as legal counsel for the defend ant Fox Judge Heffners order notes that District AttorneyRichardW Linton lias been attorney of record for Fox However since Linton was appointed DA last Nov 18 he can no longer act as legal counsel for the defend ant Contd on Page 10 Thompson graduated from Goerge School Newtown at tended Pennsylvania State Uni versity and graduated from East ern Illinois University with a degree of 3 A in business ad ministration in 1960 He began his career with General Finance Service Corporation in I960 as a field representative for The Budget Plan of Lock Haven He SAIGON UPI Guerrilla later became assistant manager soldiers violated their own New Reds Shoot Down Two US Copters in the State College Budget Plan office and eventually moved into managerial positions in the Han Omfd on Page 10 WEATHER Cloudy windy and cold with rain today changing to wet snow this afternoon Accum ulation generally less than 2 inches byearlytonight High today in the low to mid 30s Cloudy windy and colder to night and on new Years Day with a chance of snow flur ries Low tonight in the upper teens to low 20s High Thursday in the 20s Friday continued cold witha chanceof snow flurries Gifts Ready For Areas First Arrival Of 1970 Years truce to shoot down two US helicopters northwest of Saitcon in fighting reported before the beginniim of the Allied standdown today Military spokesmen said one of the American crewmen was killed and two were wounded but US warplanes and artille ry counterattacked and killed f3 of the Communist troops The two hareups nrcured late Tuesday in the midst of a threeday Viet Cong truce The Allied ceasefire was to go Into effect for 24 hours beginning at 6 pm today 5 am Field refills siid the helicop ter duwnings and ensuing US retaliation 81 and 89 miles northeast of Saigon were the heaviest of several fights across the war Zone Tuesday Two overnight shelling attacks were reported South Vietnamese headquar ters reported lf Communist attacks against its men in tiie first 29 hours of the guerrilla truce accounting for 13 govern Contd on Page 10 BIRMINGHAM Ala UPIV Ciiing a stake in the success of domestic man ufacturers United States Steels Fairfield Works has barred foreiciimnde vehicles from eil tering its srates effective with the new year Fairfield Works has n considerable stake iu the con tinued success of manufactur ers uf domestic automobile components who are its best customers a spokesman for the firm said Tuesdav Believing that it is in its US Steels best interest and in the best of its employes to encourage the use of products of customers to the maximum Contd on Page 10 Huntingdon 70 Budget Is Approved Three West Virginia National FflX IllCTCJlSC Guard units were activated Tuesday night to help evacuate families from lowlying areas A combination of heavy rain and melting snow threatened flooding in East Tennessee Virginia and West Virginia Heavy rains were blamed tor at least two deaths in Tennessee A snowstorm roared north eastward from the Southern Huntingdon Borough Council Plains through Southern Indiamen met in adjourned session na early today dumping as last e v e n i n g to adopt a much as five inches near 530447520 general budget for Salem 111 The weather bureau calandar year 1970 Also adopt posted heavy snow warnings for ed were budgets for the water Indiana durinsr the late morning department of and for hours St Louis Mo with the sewer department of S173327 three inches of new snow The approved figures were sev declared the second snow eral thousand dollars higherthan emergency in the citys history the 1969 budgets of Near Yorklown NY 45 general budget S2053G7 water miles north of New York City and SIG2924 sewer an estimated 200 autos and The 1970 fiscal blueprint was trucks were involved in a pileup approved without an increase in on a steep irecovered stretch tax rate the council passing Or Contd on Page 10 Contd on Page 10 Plan Final Attempt Later Today HARRISBURG UPI The Senate defeated a seven bill business tax package early to day that would have produced million for the Common wealth treasury The straight party vote of 23 29 with Democrats in opposi tion came after a stringing partisan debate It takes 26 votes to pass legislation in the Senate The Senate then adjourned at am in disarray Both chambers of the Gener al Assembly will resume delib erations later today in one last attempt to resolve or at least lessen the states yearlong fis cal crisis After a million tax pack age agreed to by legislative leaders early Tuesday failed to win the support of rank and file lawmakers the Senate Finance Committee shipped the business levies to the floor for a show down vote The revenue from these taxes would have provid ed less than half of what the Commonwealth needs to bal Contd on Page 10 Vietnam War Second In 69 Poll Moon Landing No 1 Story For Decade NEW YORK UPI Mans first landing on the moon was the top news story of 1969 and of the decade in the opinion of North American newspaper editors polled by United Press Inter national Post Office To Be Closed Tomorrow As the new year of 1970 dawns a SlO gift certificate from Ever so does the annual Baby Derby so Young Sliop Huntingdon a SlO contest sponsored by Huntingdon savings account from the Union and Mount Union merchants National Bank and Trust Coin To the first baby born in The pany a wetproof innerspring crib Daily News circulation area in mattress from Shapiros Furniture 1970 goes an array of valuable and of Mount Union a gift certificate useful gifts provided by the sponfor SlO worth of merchandise from soring firms Posers Youth Center in Huntingat a session of Huntingdon County rest The top ten news stories of 1969 were all of domestic origin or connected with the Vietnam War which was second to the July flight and moon landing of Apollo 11 Following in order were Sen Edward M Kennedys tragedy Judge R Merle Heffner agreed at Chappaquiddick youth un and activism including the To T5e Dropped X i Pigs Lyndon B Johnsons decision not to run for reelection and the worsening of the ArabIsrael conflict The top 10 stories for 1969 were Clement F Haynsworth Jr to 1 Man lands on the moon the Supreme Court Hurricane the flight of Apollo 11 Camille and US racial unrest 2 Vietnam War Nixon orders list of the most worldtroop reductions Paris talks shaking stories of the 1960s the flounder antiwar demonstrations assassination of President John continue at home F Kennedy edged the Vietnam 3 Sen Edward M Kennedys War for second place The car plunges into creek girl black revolution in the United companion drowns Congolese GI Finds Snow Has Nastv Bite VALLEY FORGE Pa UPI Army Sgt Mbayo Constantin 28 learned that snow may look soft and gentle but it has a nasty bite when you walk in it in your bare feet The snow was completely new to Mbayo quite under standably He is a sergeant in the Con golese army in training at Ft Belvoir Va and was a Christ mas holiday guest at the home of a family at Intercourse Lancaster County Thats when he saw the first snow of his lifetime He took a stroll shortly after midnight last Saturday found the snow slippery under his army shoes which in turn be Contd on Page 101 17 i JVnOCKS Ullt Sfnr vllulsl1Iltls oldr Entry rules are simple The Huntingdon Post Off ice will your doctor state the time anclj0n be closed tomorrow New Years date of babys birth placeofbirth Day January 1 Kenneth A Brandt sex weight and name send entry officer in charge announced today to First Baby co The Dally News rift of Johnson Jolinson The lobby wll be open from S Box 3S4 Huntingdon Pa products Iroi Hillvs Drue am to G pm for the convenience All entries must be postmarked store Huntingdon a certificate for There will be no before Monday January 3 and in wo the event of a tie awards will sticklers of box holders window service Brandt receipt or dispatch of mail on the discretion ver cup holiday Special delivery will be For the first arrival of the new store city or There will be no pickup of mail vided by Millers of Huntingdon A severe breakage of iightbulbs f j has knocked theHuntingdonChrlst don a mapeiette canirom Court yesterday to grant leave to Vietnam moratorium the al States was in fourth position 4 Youth unrest and activism mas Star out of service Rea Derick Inc of HuntingDistrict Attorney Hie hard Linleged massacre at Song My They were followed by the antiwar moratorium Washing The trouble occurred during the ton to nolle prosse a charge against softening of the US economic Cuban missile crisis student ton mobilization Woodstock severe snow storm on Christinas Other gifts include a bound baby an i8vearnld Huntingdon RD situation resignation of Justice unrest and activism at home festival etc night and Friday morning s of Huntingdon man A Fortas from the US and abroad Richard M Nixons 5 Disclosure of the alleged Severe weather conditions have a gift box or Johnson Johnson a was the case of Commonwealth Supreme Court the Senates comeback to win the 1968 massacre at Song My in South raade It impossible to repair the William Isaac Park who was refusal to confirm Judge presidential election the Bay of Contd on Page 10 star during the holidav period with allons of iw eream from corrupting the of minors The alleged Dairy a diaper bag ff i nt n9n said there will be no be distributed at the committees f rom Saxesin Mount Uniona siT P n Irom baxe b m Lnion a su and state Trooper Howard R Par from Blacks Jewelry lett was the prosecutor rural route deliveries year there will be a blanket probabv slloes from Kvans Slwes in fCimtd mi Page 10 ife Of London Newpaper Exec Missinir Huntingdon and a pair oi park appeUeci jn open court and related the facts in the case to Judge Heffner The court also was informed that Park planned to enlist today in the U S Army He will leave Jan u for basic training at Fort Dix N J soon ay Park pays the costs ami furnishes Chief Probation Offi cer Raymond AM Holland with evi dence that he Park has enlisted Contd on Page 10 Womans Kidnapers Set Ransom At Million Truck snaps WIMBLEDON England UPI Telephone cills from a man demanding S24 million ransom and from a whispering woniin gave police their best clues today in the abduction of the wife of an official of the worlds biggest newspaper Detectives said they were taking seriously the ransom Mother had been rercivine demand for Muriel McKay 55 telephone calls at the house for wife of Alex McKay deputy tne last Uvo or tnrep weeks chairman of the News of The said Dvpra World a Sunday newspaper daushter of the missing wo with circulation of eight million mnnshe said they were very McKay 60 found what he distressing There was no said were signs of a struggle in message All she heard was his home Monday night when heavy breathing he arrived and discovered his Police said they were concen wife missing It appeared she trating on two telephone calls was Britains first kidnap one wns the ransom demand victim since 1965 and tno otnor A3S hr whispered voice of a woman Cond on Pace 10 INSIDE THE Along The Juniit Ann I wilder Classified 12 1 1 Comics 11 Obituaries Pennsylvania Story Society A Club S Off Pole Icy Road Blamed The icy highway was blamed for a onevehicle accident yester day in which a truck hit and snapped off a utility pole along Route 26 in Walker Township No jorson was injured in the crash Joseph U Banei Jr 26 of 631 Mifflin Stieot Hontincrdon was southbound it i m driving a 1967 Clievnlei pickup truck One mile north of McConnells town his car writ off the highway onto the rurht berm He fTontd on Pago 10 Huge Drifts Line 522 South Of Mount Union Huge snow drifts line part of Route r22 south of Mount Union a reminder of the seasons biggest storm that broke over the area on Christmas and crippled traffic for several days Generally speaking the southern portion of the county got a 12Inch cover of white during the storm ;