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Daily News (Newspaper) - June 12, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania State Library Education Building Pa 17126 Body Pinned By Overturned Car White sheet covers body of 19yearold Mary Lou Spriggie of Smlthfield who was Instantly killed last night when her convertible flipped over on a country road near Mill Creek and pinned her to the ground She was alone In car at the time of the fatality Smithfield Girl Is Killed In Sugar Grove Hollow Accident Convertible Flips Over After Running Into Bank A Smithfleld girl Miss Mary Lou Spriggle of 114 Mount Vernon Avenue was instantly killed about midnight last night when the convertible she was operating flipped over on the Sugar Grove Hollow Road near Mill Creek The accident victim was thrown through the roof of her car and was pinned against the dirtgravel road until a wrecker arrived to lift the overturned 1963 Ford Falcon Dr Harry H Negley Hunt Ingdon County coroner pro nounced her dead at the scene of the accident 12 miles north of Mill Creek at am today He said death was prob ably due to a depressed fracture of the skull fractured neck and broken left arm Miss Sprlggle an employe at Elco Huntingdon Corporation In dustrial Park was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank A Sprig gle 114 Mount Vernon Avenue Huntingdon She would have marked her 20th birthday on July 18 Members of the family said she was en route home after taking a friend Miss Karen Wright to her home in Sugar Grove Hollow Henderson Town ship Mill Creek RD State Trooper Nicholas P Mor gan of the Huntingdon substation is conducting the Investigation of the fatality He was assisted by State Trooper Richard Good rich It was the sixth fatal traf fic accident of the year on Huntingdon County highways Miss Spriggle was southbound at the time of th accident driv ing the vehicle owned by her father Her car hit the steep dirt THE WEATHER Variable cloudiness warm and humid today high in the 80s Fair warm and humid tonight low in the 60s to low 70s Friday variable cloudi ness warm and humid with chance of a few late noon or evening thundershow ers bank on the left east side of the highway The veliicle gouged Into the bank a second time and then flipped over and skidded on its roof on the gravelcovered road It came to rest about 90 feet from the spot where it first hit the bank It stopped on Its roof facing northwest almost in the middle of the nar row roadway State Police said the car was demolished loss being set at its full value Edith Long lives Just off the west side of the road where the accident happened She sum moned State Police to the scene Miss Spriggle was born at Hun tingdon July 18 1949 a daughter of Frank and Anita Park Spriggle In addition to her parents she Is survived by a sister Mrs Stephen Donna Miller Hunting don RD 1 and her paternal grandmother Mrs Robert J Me Kinstry of Mount Union RD 1 Confd on Page 0 MARY LOU SPRIGGLE THE DAILY NEW VOL 48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION THURSDAY JUNE 12 1969 NO 114 Summary Appeals Are Heard While 11 summary appeals were listed only three were heard during an allday sessionof Huntingdon County Court yester day Judge R Merle Heffner pre sided and District Attorney New ton C Taylor represented the Commonwealth Eight of the appeals were con tinued with four of them already rescheduled to be heard on Mon day June 30 In the first case Common wealth vs Richard Ellas Mc Mahon Box 2 Allensvtlle the defendant was arrested for reck less driving as the result of an accident last March 9 on Route 305 in West Township 25 miles north of Petersburg near Bethel Church State Trooper William E Benton Jr was the prose cutor Several witnesses testified and Judge Heffner took the matter un der advisement and will hand down a decision later in the week The other cases on the list were combined and heard at the same time since they Involved the same set of circumstances Thomas George White 22 Milroy atruck driver was the defendant and he was arrested on two charges speeding and improper overtake and pass State Trooper Richard P Goodrich was the prosecu tor White was arrested on Jan 12 on Route 22 west of Mill Creek At the time he was operating a tractor trailer loaded with 10000 pounds of steel Contd on Page 6 360 Sites Shelled In Past Week 23 Towns Allied Camps Bombarded SAIGON UPI Guerrilla rockets and mortars slammed into 23 towns and Allied camps late Wednesday and early today bringing to 360 the number of sites hit in the past week of step pedup bombardments SAIGON UPI Guerrilla rockets and mortars slammed 23 towns and Allied camps late Wednesday and early today bringlns to ae number of sites hit in the past week of steppedup bombard Tn TTilt 1 O COllStrUCtlOll ments Military spokesmen armounc SELINSGROVE Pa UPI the attacks saidat least 10 The Central Pennsylvania Sy South Vietnamese civilians nod of the Lutheran Church in failed eight of them in a America alarmed over rising tworound mortar barrage into construction costs and interest Khiem Due 105 miles northeast rates asked its 596 congrega lions Wednesday to cancel ma jor building projects QJ Saigon The Viet Cong ami North Vietnamese began their latest Some 800 lay and clerical round of Intensified shellings delegates to the synod conven last Thursday hitting 102 tion at Susquehanna University targets as a preluoe to the approved a resolution calling Midway Island summit between on all congregations to confer Presidents Nixon and Nguyen with synod officials before van Thieu starting any construction cost Heaviest of the bombard ing more than 10 per cent of ments into civilian centers was their general operating budg a 50round mortar attack against Tra On 72 miles Synod officials could not southest of Saigon where one speculate on how1 many mil South yietnamese soldier and lions of dollars in construction civilians were killed Three work might be blocked by the SOdiers and 18 civilians suf action according to a spokes fereci wounds man War communiciues listed two The spokesman said the res ground battles from Wednesday olution was mainly a request afternoon including a Commu and the synod has no way of ambush which US helicop enforcing it gunships smashed into the The Rev Dr Martin L To central Highlands Spokesmen Ccrtd on Page 6 Contd en Page 6 2 Escapees Captured By Trooper Two Rockview escapees sus pects in at least eight cabin burglaries were captured at gun point last evening in Jackson Township after six days of free dom The two JamesElmer Johns 28 of 2726 Price StreetChester and Kenneth R Walters 32 of 1659 East Berks Street Phila delphia and Mifflinburg are back behind bars at Rockview State Correctional Institution today an investigation of the burglarizing rpi the cabins in the W hippie Dam area of Huntingdon County is under way today It was expected that the two escapees would be asked today to point out the various cabins they looted during their period of freedom The two escaped from a work detail at Rockview last Friday between 2 and 225 pm They were dressed in the regular pris on garb at the time brown twill trousers and white Tshirts State Trooper Joseph A Zan etti Jr of the Huntingdon sub station took the two into custody singlehandedly last evening along Route 26 south of Whip pie Dam Earlier Walters visited the Whipple Dam Store and at Bernard Helmick the operator of the store was suspicious and believed he might be an escapee Walters left the store and walked south on Route 26 toward Mo Alevys Fort for a distance and then cut mto the woods Helmick reported that feet to State Police and Zanetti arrived soon after 7 pjn Trooper Zanetti proceeded down a dirt road near the spot where Walters was seen to enter the woods It is a road leading Confd on Page 6 Acute Illness Fatal To Retired Chief John L Lewis Dies At 89 Longtime Leader Of UMW Forum To Be Held Feedback Sought On Huntingdon Hosts United Way Institute Leaders at the Central Pennsylvania United Way Institute yesterday at the Holiday Inn Jr at Huntingdon are John J Durkin seated left executive director Central Blair UF in Altoona Mrs Jean Stapleton executive secretary of Huntingdon County United Fundj Jay R Hess Jr associate field service director Community Services of Pennsylvania cosponsors of the institute Standing left to right Frank M Davis secretary David G Kunz budget committee chairman and Fr Francis A Ackerson chairman of thP 196970 campaign officials of the Huntingdon County United Fund For story see page 2 Apollo 11 Decision Is Awaited CAPE KENNEDY Apollo 11 astronauts the word today whether the will go on their epic expedition to land on the moon in July as scheduled The go or wait decision was to be made late today in Washington by Lt Gen Samual C Phillips the Apollo program director following a review of preparations with project lead ers The launch date is July 16 if the goahead is given The big question was whether Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A Armstrong Michael Collins and Edwin E Aldrln will be ready to go in a month or if they need more time to train for the toughest manned spaceflight ever undertaken Their Apollo spacecraft and its Saturn 5 rocket are proceeding toward the July date without difficulty and Contd on Page 6 Stores To Close The Pennsylvania Liquor Con trol Board today announced that all State Liquor Stores will be closed on Saturday June 14th in observance of Flag Day The stores will be open on Fri day until 9 pm WASHINGTON UPI John L Lewis burst onto the American labor scene at a time when coal was king When he departed thousands of coal miners in Appalachla and elsewhere in the nation were out of work They had been re places by bulldozers augurs and trucks Coal had been replaced by gas oil and even the atom But while coal reigned so did John L Lewis His mighty voice and righteous wrath were legend to some and terror to others But they were his tools in dominating the American labor movement for a half century He died Wednesday night at the age of 89 Retired Nine Years Ago Lewis longtime president of the United Mine Workers of America UMW and first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations retired nine years ago as head of the Mine Workers He had warred with presidents indus trialists and other union lead ers Until recently he came from his home in suburban Alexan dria Va every day to his sixthfloor office in the UMW Building in Washington in his post as chairman of the trustees of the huge UMW Welfare and Retirement Fund Many said the fund which he won after a long strike and bitter battle with President Harry S Truman in 1946 was his greatest monument He entered Doctors Hospital Sunday Death came at pm EOT from what Dr Marcel Foret called an acute illness pending outcome of an autopsy Contd on Page 5 JOHN L LEWIS Damage In TwoVehicle Rt 522 Crash No person was injured but two cars were damaged in an accident yesterday on Route 522 In Shirley Township just south of Shir ley sburg State Police at Huntingdon said George L Hicks 40 of 212 West Vandevender Street Mount Union was southbound at am operating a 1960 Chevro let coupe He crossed over the center line and collided with a northbound 1961 Chevrolet Contd on Page G Public feedbackonArmyCorps of Engineers solutions to the problems of the Susquehanna River tributaries is the purpose of a public forum scheduled at Alumni Hall Juniata College on Tuesday June 17 The forum sixth in a series of nine being held throughout the basin co chaired by Dr Maurihe K God dard and Col William J Love will begin at pm for the program will tvKthat followed by series of local planners meetings held earlier this spring to consider alternatives to water basin problems and to include the ideas of local planners and development groups in the pros pectus Now the prospectus is ready for the public and it is hoped that many citizens of Hunting don Mifilin Center and Blair Counties and their contiguous counties will attend the forum to tear Corps ideas for subbasin development and to present citi zens views on the problems of local tributaries to the S usque Confd on Page G INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 9 Classified Ads18 19 Comicsn Crossword19 News of Yesteryear 8 Pennsylvania Story 13 Society Club10 5 Sunday School Lesson 15 Senators Back Raystown Dam At Hearings U S Senator Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania has signified his continued support of the Rays town Flood Control Project in a joint statement made with Sen ator Richard Scnweiker The statement was made in conjunction with hearings con ducted by the Senate Appropri a tion s Committee in Washington in support of the Raystown pro ject Senator Scott reported I have today joined Sen Schweiker in requesting the Senate Appropri ations Committees approval of for the continued con struction of the Raystown Reser voir Project We advised the committee that the reservoir will provide flood control recreation and enhanced fishery and water qual ity control in the area of the Juniata and Lower Susquehanna Rivers The project will free Lewis town and other downstream com munities from devastating floods We also strongly urged that a just procedure be followed for Contd on Page 6 VFW Presents Flag To Little Leaguers As a part of the observance of National Little League Week the Huntingdon VFW Post presented an American flag to the Huntingdon Little League at ceremonies held last evening prior to Pirate Braves game at the LL field VFW Post Comman der Charles Lindsay made the presentation of the flag and it was accepted by the officers of the Little League left to right Mateer president Joseph D Faircloth secretary treasurer and Richard Hetrick vice president This is another facet of the VFWs continuing service program to emphasize our national heritage our community endeavors and to ac cord more honor and prestige to our national flag ;