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Daily News (Newspaper) - January 4, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania CLASSIFIED ADS DIAL MISS CLASSIFIED 6434O40 or 5424641 ILY VOL 47 CENT KB COPY HUNTINGDON AND MOUNT UNION PA SATURDAY JANUARY 4 Phone 6434O4O NO 289 Hassle Peace Parley v V Diplomats Reported Optimistic PARIS diplomats said to ern day all four sides had agreed on a round table for the expanded Viet nairi War talks but still disagreed whether the table would be divided Diplomats close to the stalled talks expressed optimism the long hassle over procedures for the opening of the conference may be reaching its final stage The Communists Friday an nounced their willingness io drop all remaining procedural issues deadlocking the talks including officially calling the conference a fourparty meet ing if the Allies would agree to a solid circular able The surprise move by North Vietnam and the Viet Cong left he old shapeofrhetabie issue fhc only one delaying start of the conference And with both sides willing to sit at a circular table the only issue that remained was whe ther it will be symbolically marked off or divided to preserve and Sourh Vietna mese demands the conference by iwo party negotiations The diplomats said there had been such progress toward breaking the deadlock that has Continued On Page Twelve Driver Hurt In Fraukliu Twp Crash A Cambria County young man was injured and his car was damaged yesterday in a crash on Route 45 in Franklin Township one mile south of Franklinville David A Rigula 19 Mineral Point R D 1 was treated ai the Tyrone Hospital for lacer ations of the head and then re leased He was rushed to the hospital by a passing motorist Rigula was westbound at am operating a 1963 Plymouth sedan At the Camp Kanesatake intersection he failed to ncgoti ate a left and ran onto the north berm and lost Continued On Page Twelve For Bloodmobile TeenAge i Campaign Is Launched The hope ahead for prevent ing birlh defects is the reason why SievePeoples 708 Portland Avenue Huntingdon is planning to lead a fullscale teenage drive to support the January fundraising campaign for the March of Dimes Steve a senior at Huntingdon Area High School was named Hunlingdon County Chairman of the TeenAge Program TAP for the voluntary health agency today He is a member of Key Club is doing advanced place ment course work at Juniata College and serves as a biology lah assistant He is a member of the Argus staff of the high srhoo and belongs to the Chor Mount Union Goes Far Over Quota One hundred fortytwo Mount Union area residents rallied on Friday January 3 to the ex treme need for blood to give a total of 107 pints during the vis it of the Red Cross bloodmpbile from the Johnstown Regional Center The quota for the day had been 85 pints Miss Agncss Koehler chair man of the blood visits to the chapter area said that much of the success of the visit was due to the efforts of local 424 under Miss Iva Minnick the appear ance ofservicemen home for and variotis civic minded women and youth wtio used the holiday period to call prospective donors Too much credit can not be given to those who volunteered their services the entire visit and to all offered to give blood One hundred fortytwo people had been scheduled to appear Continued On Page Two Crooked Creek Boy Escapes lii Dorm Blaze A Crooked Creek youth was among the 39 persons who es caped Thursday night in a costly blaze that destroyed a dormitory complex at the Cresson State shirs School and Hospital Our campaign theme is He is Edward Fairbanks 18 Tecns Go MOD and by lhatvoarold son of Mr and Mrs we mean March of Dimes hei jack Fairbanks Crooked Creek declared j Huntingdon RD 3 As future parents we are Cresson officials called the aware that not every baby horn that o iiui ycvMio u 01 v Bresson oinciais caiiea the aware that not every baby is palenls before noon ves horn perfect so it is importanttcrd to assure them Ed that we help those who seek to warcj ancj 33 0 Continued On Page Twelve i Continued 0 Twelve Pe oples Named TAP Chairman Steve Peoples left a Huntingdon Area High School senior accepts the chairmanship of the TAP drive to aid this years March of Dimes fundraising campaign to fight against the terrors of birth defects Robert Williams of Huntingdons Union National Bank and Trust Company is serving as general chairman of counlywide campaign Inmates At SCI To Give Blood Inmates atthe Stale Correc tional Institution in Huntingdon will roll up their sleeves for the cause of the Red Cross blood program on Wednesday Janu ary 15 That is the date that the blood mobile from the Johnstown Re gional Blood Center will be visit ing the institution Superinten dent Harry Russell will be in charge of the visitation It is expected thai the quota for theday will be met since the inmates are loyal supporters of the Red Cross blood program Due to the flu epidemic and to he holiday season blood cen ters throughout the country have been experiencing a shortage of blood Consequently it is imper ative thai each visit be a suc cessful one Only inmates al the institu tion will be donors at the Janu ary visit however area resi dents are urged to look forward to becoming do n o r s at future visits Advances in medical know ledge and in techniques of treatment are sleadily bringing about changes in the use of blood The greater proportion of Continued On Page Twelve United Fund Push Closes At E B Heine genera cam paign chairman for the 196669 United Fund Campaign re leased the final yearend re sults of the drive Gifts total which will support the programs of eleven health and welfare agencies in the county during 1969 The goal of 588200 was nol attained this year This falling off in support was attributed to the fact that many potential donors withheld their usual gift in protest against the borough occupational privilege tax On the plus side there were many increased gifts from donors who attempted to carry more than their fair share to make up the difference Heine stated in his report and Lo as sure that the vital services of the United Agencies would not be curtailed Heine expressed apprecia tion to the many volunteers who participated in this years program The biggest asset the fund has are the many peo ple whodevote lime each year to planning and soliciting for the annual campaign he as serted Results by division are as follows Labor and Industry 82747135 Business and Com merce Public Em ployes Special Gifts Professionals 04000 At Large Mount Union excluding labor and industry firms and miscellaneous Warning On Dogs Given The dag law enforcement offi cer for Huntingdon County Her man G Robb Hunlingdon RD 1 noted today that 1969 dog li censes are now available and must be purchased by January 15 in order to avoid possible prosecution Russell B Brown stale re gional dog law supervisor for District 5 seconded Robbs warning and stressed that the Pennsylvania Dog Law is de signed to protect the public through the proper control of dogs Through dog licenses enforce ment officers are able to spot dogs that often prove a menace to lives and property They arc also able to locate owners of licensed dogs running loose A dog license is a real pro tection for your pel Brown said It should be fastened to a subslanlial collar and worn Continued On Page Twelve Chairman Of County Drive Named Pastor To Lead Cancer Crusade The Rev Edward S Gobiedit pastor of the United Church of Christ with parishes at Mc Connellstown Piney Ridge and Hesston has been named chairman for the 1969 Huntingdon County Cancer Crusade Announcement was made today by Clyde L Leighly president of the Huntingdon County Unit of the American Cancer Society Mr Gobrecht a 1959 graduate of Ursinus College has been active in previous cancer cru sades and last year served as captain of the successful Walker Township drive Other commu nity activities include participa lion in the Huntingdon Commu nity Theatre In accepting the chairman ship Mr Gobrecht pointed out that the Huntingdon County Unit of the Cancer Society is an ac tive organization in all phases of the work of the society IB search education and service He cited especially service to cancer patients throughout the county Last year he slated pat ient services were given to 21 patients 12 patients were pro vided with 10684 dressings three patients were given tran sportation to treatment centers or to doctors offices fourused loan closet items six patients were given medication 2472 dressings were made by 175 members of 12 dressings groups Also active lie continued is the educational program of the In connection wiSrits educa tional program Mr Gobreeht continued the Huntingdon County Unit offers free at its Mount Union office cancer ed ucational literature describing the seven warning signals and the nature of cancer Gobrecht said that the quota for Uie 1969 crusade is 00 and fie asked for cooperation of all faithful crusaders up Red Build At Saigon Disrupted SAIGON Irymen teamed with patrol and rocketfiring helicopters to corner and kill 22 Viel Cong in the Mekong Delia and American troops killed 39 infan REV EDWARD GOBRECHT Congress In Dramatic Opening Reds in a Communist drive to disrupt a buildup against Saigon US spokesmen said loday The guerrillas killed Americans in fighting Saigon three near gfesa its 91 session on a dramatic note Friday giving Sen Edward M Kennedy a key role in its leadership anc extending a measure of forgive ness to Adam Clayton Powell Senate Democrats picked the surviving Kennedy brother as their whip assistant partj leader over the incumbent Sen Russell B Long of Louisiana The House voted to returnthe seat it denied to a siiff fine and loss of seniority Powell the controversial New York Negro preacherpolitician banished from the House in 1967 took the oath of office after dark at the end of a hectic floor fight on his bid to be sealed for a 12lh twoyear congressional term But under the conditions imposed by his colleagues on a 251 to 160 vote the Democratic lawmaker will be denied the benefits of the seniority system and his monthly salary check will be docked in equal installments until De cember of total of 25 000 US ships Wasled North Vietnamese positions in the Demilitarized Zone DMZ and Communists in Hie border slrip fired al US spotter planes The Delta battle broke out Friday when US 9th Infantry Division troops spotted 30 Viet Cong pushing through swamps near Sa Dec 60 miles southwest of Saigon military spokesmen said They called in help from 10 Navy patrol boats and US Cobra helicopter gunships which opened fire with rockets and machineguns from two sides while the infantrymen hemmed in the Reds on the other side Caught in the crossfire the VielCong fought untii near dusk Only eight managed to escape The Communists caught a US Army 1st Infantry Division unit in intensive automatic weapons fire 46 miles north of Continued On PageTwelve INSIDE THE NEWS Albert M Rung 6 Almanac 6 Along The Juniata 12 Ann Landers 5 Classified Ads 11 Comics 9 Crossword Puzzle 11 Columnists 6 Obituaries 2 Society And dub News 8 Sports 4 Church News 3 Picture Page 10 Takes Punishment For a man of Powells past highstepping style the punish ment might have seemed too Continued On Page Twelve Jarring To Return UN Hiints Mideast The United Nations is reviv ing its hunt in the Middle East a semiofficial Egyptian newspaper said today In Cairo the newspaper Al Ahrain said Gunnar Jarring the Swedish diplomat who serves as UN peace finder in the area was reluming shortly to his Middle East headquarters Nicosia Cyprus after months absence In Jarrings absence Arab terror and commando in against Israel states raid and the against strikes Jewish Beirut Airport have helped inflame the Middle East atmosphere to the point where US Secretary of State Dean Rusk issued a warning Friday He said if IsraeliArab relations plunge further into violence the results would be catastrophic for all the peoples of that area Al Ahram hailed as helping Jarring a reported Soviet proposal for a joint USSoviet BritishFrench drive to bring peace to the Middle East Western capitals brushed aside the Moscow move France announcing there will be no Big Four conference French President Charles de Gaulleand President Johnson however formally agreed in an exchange of New Years letters to try to blow away the clouds of war hanging over the Middle East In Washington Rusk BViday told newsmen his formula We call upon the Arab governments Id recognize thatthey must do their utmosl to restrain terror ist activity We call upon Israel to recognize that a policy of excessive retaliation will not produce the peace that Israel surely desires He called the current ArabIsrael situation precarious In the United Nations report from the world bodys truce observers on the Suez Israel forces are on east bank and Egyptian on the Egyptian troops fired machineguns 27 minutes across the water at an Continued On Page Twelve Heff ner To Take Oath Tuesday As Countys Jurist Attorney R Merle Heff ner will take the oatH of office as president judge of Huntingdon Coun ty at a ceremony to be held at the courthouse on Tuesday at 2 pm A distinguished jurist the Hon J Colvin Wright of Bed ford president judge of the Superior Court of the Common wealth of Pennsylvania will preside at the swearing in ser vice The public is cordially invited to atlend the brief swearing in ceremony on Tuesday Judge Wright has beena close personal friend of the Hunting don County judicial appointee tor many years Afleir the death of JudgecChester D Fetterhoof in 1932 the Bedford juristwas assigned to specially preside over the Huntingdon County Courts Heffner was serving as district attorney at that time Another generation back the father of Judge Wright the Hon J Anson Wrightand the Hon Paul V Heffner father of the newly appointed judge sat together as members of the Pennsylvania General As sembly al Harrisburg Judge Richard C Snyder president judge of Bedford County will attend the cere mony A graduate of Juniata College Judge Snyder also has been assigned by the Pennsyl vania Supreme Court to preside at a routine session of Hunting don County Court later in the day Judge Arnold D Srnorto of Cambria County also will attend and it is likely that other jurists from contiguous counties will be present Heffner was named by Gov Raymond P Shafer on Dec 23 to fill the vacancy on the Hunt ingdon County bench caused by the retirement of Judge Swirles L Himes on Dec 1 County Register and Recorder John P Mills received the com mission from the Governors Office on Thursday It autiior izes Heffner to take tlie oath of office and serve until the Continued On Page Two LowIncome Families Are Urged Check Into Use Of Food Stamps The beginning of a new year is a good time for lowincomefamilies who are not on welfare assistance to consider taking advantage of the bonus offered them by the federal food stamp program in Huntingdon County on April 1 1966 the food stamp program provides lowincome families with food coupons re deemable for food purchases in any participating grocery store or supermarket Users purchase from their banks a certain validated num ber of coupons which gives them more buying power than the value of the money spent in purchasing the coupons These are then used to buy the food and the difference in price is made up by the federal government The program is operated through the United SlatesDe partment of Agriculture anK ad ministered through the Depart menl of Public Welfare in Pennsylvania It involves the federal reserve banks and the USDA Consumer and Marketing Service Persons wishing to make ap plication for this program in Huntingdon County should in touch with liie Office of Pub lic Assistance 1001 Washington Streel Huntingdon The amount of purchasing Continued On Page Twelve JUDGE J COLVIN WRIGHT Community Affnir Mount Union Dinner Is Scheduled A community organization dinner meetingsponsored by the Mount Union Chamber ofCom merce will be heldon Monday January 13 at pm in ths cafeteria of the Mount Unioii Area High School Three representatives from each organization will attend and a twominute talk will be given by the president on what the club is doing for the com what should be dons and what action is being taken hy each organization to accomp lish its aims Any questions aretobe sub mitted in writing to the tary Melvin H Diven The questions will be presented and read at the close of the two minute talks Melvin McCorkle president of the Mount Union Chamber of Commerce remarked that this affair was planned to improve communications within the var ious community organizations with the expectations that by a concentrated effort greater achievements will be possible for community betterment To date 20 organizations hava registered to attend this affair They include Mount Union Chamber of Commerce Mount Continued On Page Twslve til Shade Cap Area Appointed To Religious Freedom Triumvirate Juniatian Prepares For International Congress Religious freedom is a burni ing issue in many parts of world and a Juniata College pro fessor is busy preparing for nisi work as one of three chairmen of the 20th Congress of the In ternational Association for Reli gious Freedom to be held in Boston from July II to 20 Representatives of all the major world religions will be present and Dr Jakob Amstutz who joined the Juniata faculty last September as associate pro fessor of Classics and Compara tive Literature will lead dis cussions on religion in the secu1 larized world Dr Amstutz is one of three chairmen appointed for this Con gress of Ihe IARF whose mem bers have included such famous names as Albert Sweitzer Ad lai Stevenson Christian Herter Henry Cabot Lodge Herbert Wiener and Andre Siegfried The headquarters of the or ganization is at The Hague Hol land and its membership em braces Christians Jews Mo banunedans Buddist and other religions It defends religious freedom wherever that freedom is in danger usiig for its wea pons books publicity and offic DR JAKOB AMSTUTZ The other two subjects schedu led to be considered in Boston are Christian Interchurch Re lalions with the Dutch scholar Prof Ludwig Hoenderdaal and Regions between World Re ligions chairedby Prof Robert Tapp of the University of Chi cago A man of wide ranging inter ests Dr Amstutz has served as chief chaplain of the 2nd Army Corps and director of the Chaplains School of the Swiss Army His retirement from the SwissArmy was celebrated in his absenceby his friends just before Christmas in Luzarene Im a schoolmaster al heart he has said but his activities are broader lhan that term implies He served as a professor of philosophy andre ligion al the University of Bern a Protestant minister in the vil lage church at Frauenkappelen as SecretaryGenerjil pf the Swiss Philosophical Society and asreporter on academic and Continued On Page Twelve Leaders Are Elected By Firemen Charles H Williams an em iploye at the Letterkenny Army Depot has been elected for his Lhird conscculive y e ar as pres ident of the Shade Gap Area FireCompany in 1969 William B Parson will contin ue to serve as fire chief during the ensuing year The company chartered on April 6 has made out standing progress and recently purchased another pumper which is being repainted and re lettered Obher newlyelected officers are Harold Book Blairs Mills RD first vice president Louie Pyles Neelyton second vice president Donald G Hess Shade Gap secretary reelect ed John Murray Blairs Mills financial secretary Dale Gosh om Blairs Mills RD treasur er reelected Emory Grove Blairs Mills chaplain re elected Dean Frank Me Mullen Lloyd Harper David McMullen and Marlm Kauff man directors Frank Mc Mullen Dean Montague and William Snyder trustees Lloyd Harper first assistant chief Continued On Page Twelve THE WEATHER Variable cloudiness and cold with scattered inow flurries loday and tonight High today In the teen Low tonight 5 below to S above zero Mostly sonny coW Sunday High 15 to 25 Sunny aad a littto warmer Monday ;