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Daily News (Newspaper) - February 11, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434040 or 5424641 iibr THE DAILY NEWS Pa 17126 VOL 48 NIKE CENTS PEE COPT HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11 1969 Phone 6434040 NO 10 Long Career To End February 28 Huntingdon Postmaster Blair I Showalter will retire as of February 28 His decision to leave office will mark the end of a career in pos tal service of 32 and a half years sonal decision Showalter stated A Huntingdon native Show alter has been serving as head ot the communitys postal ser vice since April 21 1961 wrtien he succeeded Samuel E Res ley in the position He has an additional year and a quarter service ss postmaster to his credit during 195253 when he served as acting postmaster succeeding J Oscar Bergantz prior to Resleys appointment Showalter stated that both his age and his length of service were considered in his decision to retire 1 was eligibleseveral years ago he told the press You can retire at age 55 with 30 years service Ill be 60 in March and have 32 and a hall years service The Huntingdon postal chief Is currently serving also as vice Continued On Page Two Its my per BLAIR I SHOWALTER f Directive Nixon Says He Will Go To Berlin WASHINGTON President Nixon still drawing up the details of his European trip is making sure the world knows he will not be swayed from his intention to visit West Berlin Twice in two days Nixon spokesmen have reaffirmed plans for the West Berlin visit despite harassments directed against the city in recent days by the East German govern ment The oneweek trip scheduled to start Feb 23 was one of the subjects discussed during Nix ons long weekend in Florida and remained a major item on his desk after he returned to the White House Monday evening Press Secretary Ronald Zie gler said The President will make the trip to West Berlin and supports fully the state ment of the three Allied powers issued in Bonn that they did not respect East Germanys right to Continued On Page Ten Students Trying To Close University Of Wisconsin Twothousand to 3000 students picketed Monday in an attempt to get all of the Universi ty of Wisconsins 33000 students to strike strike close it down Students in the 13th day of occupying the Administration Building of the University of Chicago planned today to attempt to extend their demon stration to the Social Sciences Building At the University o Califor nias Berkeley Campus Monday picketing militants were moved from the entrances of the campus by wedges of California Highway Patrolmen and Alame da County sheriffs deputies Three persons were arrested About 25fl students held a brief unruly demonstration outside the Michigan Stale University auditorium while President John A Hannah wan inside condemning disruptive influences on students were campus arrested Two and three small windows were broken by rocks At the University of Wisconsin Monday students black engaged and while in peaceful picketing in sympathy with demands of black students who demand recruiting more black students and a black curricu lum Riot equipped police watched but there were no incidents Monday night about 20 backers of the strike began a sitin in the Sociology Depart ment offices Demonstrators at the 8600 student University of Chicago planned to picket the Socia Sciences Building in an attempl to get the 1000 students enrolled in the Social Sciences to strike The action came after a Monday vote by some Social Science graduate students not to support a student strike Democrats Push Prepayment Plan BudgetvTax Battle Warms Up In House HARRISBURG UPI Democrats and Re publicans in the House Monday began to warm up for what apparently will be their main task of the over the budget and taxes Both parties continued to fence on budget statistics while the Democrats tipped part of their hand with a quartet of blls CR signed to set free million for fiscal 196970 The foursome of bills released by file House Ways and MeaiiF Committee would accelerate prepayment of business taxes poration taxes 95 million in utilities gross receipts taxes and in revenues from mutual thrift institutions Rep Martin P Mullen D Philadelphia chairman of the House Appropriations Commit tee continued his running bat lle with the state Budget Office furnishing extra money for one over year only It is part of the Democratic plan to avoid the personal in come tax suggested by Govj Raymond P Shafer to finance his record billion budget The measures would require corporations utilites and mu tual thrift institutions to pre pay their tax obligations on an 8B per cent basis rather than the current 60 per cent basis Democrats estimate this would cut loose million in cor statistics of the Shafer THE WEATHER Variable cloudiness and not quite as cold today and to nighl A few snow flurries de veloping late tonight High to day in the middle s lo low er 40s nnight in he middle Wednesday varia ble cloudiness windy and colder with scattered snow flurries High temperatiire in the middle and upper 20s Thursday fair and cold budget In addition Mullen charged hat an average of million ias been left over as surplus in each of the last five fiscal Allies Plot New Strategy For Next Paris Encounter Outlook For Early Break Appears Dim PARIS ican and South Vietna mese delegates held a strategy session today in the wake of a North Vietnamese warning the allies must accept unconditionally all the legitimate demands put forward by the Communists Chief American negotiator Henry Cabot Lodge and his Saigon counterpart Pham Dang Lam met for 30 minutes at the US Embassy to prepare for Thursdays negotiating session with Hanoi and Viet Cong negotiators The allies are expectedto make new attempts to unlock the deadlocked Vietnam peace talks Thursday Outlook Dim The outlook for an early compromise appeared dim though American negotiators had vowed to show patience Lodge and Lam met 24 hours after Nhan Dan newspaper of the North Vietnamese Workers Communist party served notice that the Americans and their Saigon allies must accept unconditionally North Vietnams four point and the Viet Congs five point solution of program to the conflict The American delegation already has rejected the demand as an invitation to abandon and surrender Lam later told newsmen he was surprised by the stiff tone of the expressed the hope that Thurs days meeting will not indicate Continued On Page Ten Another Case On Tap Testimony In March Trial Opens A Huntingdon County Crimin al Court jury started to hear USChinese Talks Open Here February 20 Another symbol of hope for peace in the world is this mansion in Warsaw Poland where representatives of the United States and Red China will resume talks on February 20 With US diplomats being at the peace tables in Paris the preparations for the resumption of discussion with Red Chinese are moving ahead The interest of Red China in renewing he talks has been a source alarm for Russia and Nationalist China testimony today in the trial of a Warriors Mark Township man This means that the people j of this state were taxed million in each of those years that they need not have been taxed Mullen said ATullen also said an average of million in each of the last five years has been lapsed or unspent by the various de parlmenls and he complained that the departments have been allowed to hold onto this money for the next fiscal year The Democratic parLy is go ing to try to do something about these encumbrances which permit money to be held over from one fiscal year to the next Mullen said They per mit the departments to hold onto money that should be lapsed back into the General Fund and form part of the surplus Continued On Page Two who is charged with three ser Storm Stricken Coastal Cities Fight Icy Shell NEW YORK U Northeast broke its v day out of the icy sh lyzed the nations biggest city Twentyfour hours after the last snowflake fell in the areas Worst snowstorm in eight years stranded cars still blocked major highways Many schools and some colleges in suburban or rural areas remained closed today although most big city were open The more than 400mile long New York Thruway was orr dered closed today to speed the work of snow removal equip ment The thruway extends from New York to Buffalo The closing also applied to its link between New York and Green wich Conn where it joins the Connecticut Turnpike Kennedy and Newark airports The slowly and painfully License that had virtually parast Given reopening early today but LaGuardia could promise warning has been given by the Huntingdon Borough Dog Law Enforcement officers to more than partial service residents of the borough nghtfall Bostons Logan complaints are being port had one runway about licensed and un operation Monday night dogs running loose on planned to restore full streets causing annoyances today Connecticuts unnecessary cleaning of Airporl also was reopening waste February 5 1969 Stormconnecled deaths dog officers will pick up un talcd at least in New England 20 in New York and dogs take them to the borough kennel and keep for three days If not called for in Pennsylvania Most were caused by traffic accidents expenses of keeping paid they will be destroyed heart attacks brought on licensed dogs run loose unusual exertion Three license number will be tak in a stranded car and the owner fined in ac asphyxiated by a faulty with the law ous crimes Delford Dale March Sr the defendant faces charges of as sault with intent lo kill assault with intent to maim and point ing and discharging a deadly weapon After nine jurors had been selected to try his case in Huntingdon County Criminal Court today the defendant Delford Dale March Sr entered pleas of guilty in two charges assault with intent o maim and pointing and discharging a deadly weapon The third charge facing March assault with intent lo kill will be nolle prosscd Judge R Merle Heffncr accepted he giiilty plea at and announced hat the defendant will be sentenced March 3 after a presentence investigation The jury for the trial was se lected yesterday and today The jrospective jurors were exam ncd on their voir dire to deter mine their qualifications lo sit on the panel Eight jurors were selected from 16 examined during three hours and 20 min utes of questioning yesterday Court adjourned at pm Continued On Page Three Reds Plan West Berlin Travel Ban BERLIN offi cials today said they fear the Communists might be planning to interfere with the vital supply shipments to isolated West Berlin They said traffic that passes the 110 miles through East Germany to the city might be harassed under the pretext of blocking ground travel to a meeting here of the West Germanelectoral college to elect a new Wesl German president March 5 The travel ban begins Saturday Officials said they did not know what the Bast Germans were planning and most thought there would be no new Berlin crisis or major EastWest dispute The Western Allies told the Russians Monday that they would be held responsible for any Bast Germany harassment oi Berlin traffic But feans Uiat the East Germans might be planning a new Berlin squeeze were voiced Monday in the West German capital of Bonn by government spokesman Guenter Diehl Diehl indicated the govern ment is concerned with the jossibility that the Communists move against the electoral college is a cover for something more serious Girl Fractures Leg When Sled Runs Into Pole Cathy Louise Kline sixyear old daughter of Mr and Mrs James Kline of Hopewell suf fered a fractured right leg last evening in a sled riding accideni near her home She was hurt when her stec crashed into a telephone pole Cathy a pupil in the NBC School at Yellow Creek is listed in satisfactory condition today at J C Blair Memorial Hospit al She was admitted to the hos pital last eveningat aboui one hour after the mishap Along Main Infiltration Route Viet Cong Bombard U S Base 2 Times Dateline Central Pennsylvania JOHNSTOWN The Greater Johnstown Education Associa tion voted Monday night to ask its state organization to send a board of inquiry into the city to investigate what it called breaches of the professional ne gotiations agreement with the city school board EVERETT Bedford County hospital will award scholar ships worth 80 per cent of the basic tuition to four Bedford County residents whn have been accepted for enrollment at a nurses training school Applica tions are to be mailed before February 26 to the nursing scholarship committee at the hospital The grants are worth up to annually UNIVERSITY PARK The second edition of he Garfield Continued On Page Two SAIGON UPI Communist rockets today bombarded for the second time in 12 hours a US Infantry base on a main guerrilla invasion route from Cambodia to Saigon wounding 19 persons including 14 American soldiers Military spokesmen said 300 US Troops arid helicopter gunships counterattacked But they said the guerrilla gunners escaped amid a barrage of 600 Allied mortar shells The first attack came Monday night Eight j07mm rockets slammed into the Army camp smashing a mess hall and wounding the Americans Today came the second onslaught wounding two Filipino soldiers and three Vietnamese civilians The camp lies 57 miles northwest of Saigon three miles west of Tay Ninh City and near the Cambodian border across which come Communist guerril la legions from sanctuary in the neighboring nation according to military intelligence The twin In recent as Allied intelligence reported the Com munists building up for a major offensive later this month The Continued On Page Two In Charge Of Intelligence Data Members Of Pueblos Spook Unit In Secret Testimony On California Count Rainstorm Is Causing New Trouble SANTA BARBARA Calif rainstorm moved toward the Southern California coast today raising fears thai the remnants of a huge oil siick may contaminate additional beaches Booms were rigged to protect marinas in Los Angeles County from patches of crude oil which were reported six miles north of Malibu Monday night Paul De Falco regional director of the federal Air anc Water Pollution Control Admi nistration who is heading the clean up task said most of the Continued On Page Ten INSIDE THE NEWS Almanac 6 Aral Landers 6 Comics 9 Columnists 6 Editorials 2 Stock Market 2 Obituaries 2 And Club News 8 Sports 4 Sgl Richard Zerbe CORONADO Calif UPI Navy tech nicians who operated the secret snooping gear aboard the intelligence ship Pueblo testified to day during a daylong closed session of a court of inquiry They were the communications who went about their top secret business in the research space1 of the vessel a virtually autonomous command called the spook unit i The intelligence specialists alone among the enlisted men on the ship refrained during public testimony from lavishing praise on their skipper Cmdr Lloyd M Bucher Lt Stephen R Harris 31 Melrose Mass was in charge of the special section on the Pueblo which was the nerve center for gathering intelligence about the activities of Soviet ships off the Korean coast The witnesses today were expected to tell the five admirals investigating the sei zsure of the Pueblo by North Korea exactly what their duties were what secret documents they destroyed and why they did not destroy others The executive session was expected lo last all day with a briefing for newsmen scheduled at 5 pm PST Teh weighted bags containing secret papers fell into the hands of the Communists The nature of the papers has not been revealed in open court and it is unlikely it ever will be The inquiry went into closed session Monday afternoon and several members of the 20man ntelligcnce unit testified They ncitided technicians Don E Bailey 38 Ridgcville Ind Vlichael T Barrett Kalamazoo vlich James D Laylon Binghamton NY Donald R McClaren Chicago Calif and David L Ritter Menlo Park Calif Area Soldier Is Awarded Silver Star Sergeant Richard T Zerbe son of Mrs Reba Zerbe of Mc Connellstown has been award ed the Silver vSlar for heroic ac tion in Vietnam The medal was presented by Lieutenant General Jonathan 0 Seaman First US Army Com mander during an honor guard ceremony at Fort Meade Md Sergeant Zerbe is assigned to the First Army Data Processing Center as personnel accounting specialist Zerbe was cited for duly as a rifleman with the 501st Infan try 101st Airborne Division near Hue Vietnam On March 12 1D68 the unit came under heavy small arms fire and the young soldier volunteered to go to the aid of a wounded com rade After moving the man to safety headvanced on an ene my bunker inflicting heavy da mage on the location withhand grenades and rifle fire Zerbe killed several Viet Cong and captured a number of weapons from their fortification before being wounded The 20yearold sergeant en tered the Army in June 1966 after graduation from Hunting don Area High School and look basic training at Fort Gordon Development Council Gels Check For S453 Secretary of Commerce Clif ford L Jones today approved payment of a check for to the Huntingdon County Develop ment Council state official said the funds are to be used for indus trial promotion work Al the same time Jones ap proved four other checks for development councils the lota state outlay being The grants are made possible through the Pennsylvania Indus Act which provides the monies on a matching fund basis Ga Other awards and decorations earned by Zerbe include the Bronze Star Medal Army Com mendation Medal Combat In fantryman Badge Parachutist Badge and two awards of the Purple Heart Operator Is Arrested Arrest of a truck driver for op erating while under the influ ence was announced today by Mount Union Chief of Police Ber lin B Whitsel Robert L Cutsliall Box 18 Three Springs RD 2 was ar rested following a cartruck accident in Mount Union at 05 last evening No person was injured in the wreck at in tersection of North Jefferson and Poplar Streets Officer Lawrence Knable Jr of the Mount Union Police De partment investigated the acci dent and found that John Robert IWuir 113 Fourth Street Hunt tagdon the Penn Central Rail trial Development Assistance road agent at Mount Union wat northbound on North Jefferson Continued On Page Ten ;