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Daily News (Newspaper) - June 24, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania THE DAILY NEWS State Library Education Building Harrisburg Pa 17126 VOL 48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION TUESDAY JUNE 24 1969 NO124 For First Time In History Of Comity April Grand Jurors Are Being Recalled Dateline Central Pennsylvania Frosh Ammo New Troops Houoh Camp Green Berets Crush Attack On Ben Het Because of the increasing criminal case load Judge R Merle Heffner has ordered that the April Grand Jury reconvene on Monday July 21 to act on a long list of indictments being prepared by District Attorney Newton C Taylor It is believed that this is the first time in Huntingdon County history that a grand Jury has been recalled because of the impending heavy work load Judge Heffners order issued in court yesterday afternoon dir ects Sheriff E Robert Norris to notify all members origi naUy summoned for grand jury on April 21 1969 to appear IB answer to this order It will be recalled that the April grand Jury now in recess was headed by Joseph Glaazmic of Smtthfield a retired postal employe The panel met for three days and acted on 53 cases approving 50 bills of indictment and dismissing three District Attorney Taylor said today that he expects that the recalled grand jury will be in session about three days since he has a lengthy list of cases to be presented He pointed out that there are between 30 and 40 tipsy driving cases on the list already The DA also noted that there is a noticeable increase in the number of criminal cases to the point where this years total is about 80 ahead of the figure for the same date in 1968 The April grand jury was not dismissed but only recessed If this panel is not brought back In July the regular September grand jury would be hopelessly swamped with cases District Attorney Taylor said that four charges against Samuel Reed murder burglary rob bery and larceny will be pre seated to the grand jury next month for action If approved indictments are returned Reeds trial is expected to start In September The 20yearold Law rence County young man faces the four charges as the result of the fatal beating of Wallace R Foster 49 Alexandria RD during a holdup at a Waterstreet allnight service station last Jan 12 Last September Taylor handed a record load of 111 cases to the grand Jury for consideration Without the help of the April panel this July the load would probably be even greater this September All 30 members of the April grand jury panel are subject to recall for duty next month the jurist noted Judge Heffner directed that a Contd on Page 3 10 Die In Miami Carjio Plane Crash Old DC4 Crashes Iii Business Area MIAMI UPI The old fourengine plane smoke pouring from its tall and names spewing from an engine circled like some stricken giant bird over the city screaming banging ball of fell Monday toward a business district on a busy sixlane trade artery to Miami International Airport My God ifs going to screamed Antonio CM over the telephone at a station Ifs going to hit us A man bolted from a truck A woman sprawled in her yard covering her head with her hands Other spectators watched horrified as the lumbering Dominican Airlines cargo plane sheared the roof off a twostory medical center bounced off the 36th Street thoroughfare and slammed into an automobile repair shop Gasoline and flaming wreckage shot over a twoblock area Ten Persons Killed Ten persons were killed aod 12 others injured one critically in the holocaust The DC4 a plane which went out of production in 1947 crashed threequarters of a mile from runway cleared for its emergency landing The tour Jorge Bu josa Copilot Carlos Brador Flight Engineer Carlos Gon tales and Caesar killed Five persons were killed in the garage including the two sons of owner Charlie Clyde 17 and Clifford 15 A pedestrian was killed by flying wreckage Authorities said there was a possibility there may be other bodies in the rubble where rescue squads worked through the night Contd on Page 10 All Streets In Saltillo Now Marked Every street in Saltillo is now well marked and every house will be numbered in the near future Eighteen steel standards were set in concrete at street cor ners in the borough yesterday morning aod last evening 34 street name signs were clamped onto the standards Placing of the street signs is a project of the Saltillo Lions Club with the cooperation of Saltillo Borough Council Lion President WiUbrd Park said that thenext step in the community service project Is to have every House in the boro ugh numbered Now that the street signs have been erected the num bering of the houses will pro ceed Park SaltUlos postmaster was assisted on the committee tor the project by Lions Deforest Ford and Glenn Brobeck The work of erecting the signs last evening was done by these Lions Clinton Cramer A Rex Fleming Russell Curtman Geo Contd on Page 10 CHAMBERSBURG A new Holiday Inn has officially opened its doors tor business and boasts 100 rooms Done in an Early American decor the inn has accommodations for 250 persons at banquets According to Maurice Porter owner the new inn will be connected with more than 3000 Holiday Inns by 1975 BEDFORD New livestock barns have been erected at the Bedford County Fairgrounds The new buildings replace two old barns which have been torn down one of them formerly be tag an exhibition location STATE COLLEGE PNC Corporation a Japanese govern ment firm has been shopping in State College for a special ma chine The firm concerned with nuclear power and nuclear materials has purchased a spectrometer designed to analyze samples of uranium Purchased from Nuclide Corporation permission for the ma chines shipment had to be obtained from both USand Jap anese governments since It involved the transport of uranium samples ALTOONA Altoona Planning Commission has considered its first formal land reuse proposal for the Tenth Avenue pro Ject Reviewed were plans for the First Lutheran Church ex pansion at Twelth Avenue which call for the construction of an educational building The new building will be on the site of the present parking lot parsonage and former Kress Store warehouse JOHNSTOWN Unless a budget for 196970 is adopted by June 30 by the Greater Johnstown School Board the state and courts could take over the operation of the district Twice the board in special session voted to adopt the million budget and twice the vote was deadlocked The proposed budget was trimmed by about from the tentative million budget approved last month LEWBTOWN Charles W Miller has been installed pres ident of Lewlstown Lions Club Gilbert S Shlrey past district governor and Pennsylvania counselor inducted the officers at a ceremony in Holiday Inn Miller revealed that his theme for the year will be Enthus iasm Pride and Faith SAIGON UPI Allied defenders crusted the first North Vietnamese attempt to overrun the besieged Ben Het Green Beret camp then greeted a relief column that supplied them today with tons of fresh ammo and 2000 new troops Arrival of the 10truck convoy and Us 2000man escort from Dak To eight miles away meant that forces defending the Central Highlands camp now probably outnumber the North Vietnamese who have surround ed it for 49 days The column ran a gauntlet of sniper fire Monday night in its trip from the Allied base at Dak To to the hilltop camp 285 miles northeast of Saigon near Laos and Cambodia Gunfire blew up one of the original 11 trucks and wounded 21 escort troops The camp spread out over three hilltops about eight miles from the Cambodian border commands North Vietnamese infiltration trails from Cambo dia and Laos also nearby An estimated 1500 troops of the North Vietnamese 28th Re giment surround it Shelled Camp Nightly For 28 days since Kay 6 the Reds were content to shell the main camp nightly Monday before dawn they charged it tor the first time UjS spokesmen in Saigoa said an infantry unit of undetermined size sprinted toward the barbed wire perime ter of the main camp tossing hand grenades into the defen ders and firing automatic weapons With US Army helicopter gunshlps and AC47 Spooky aircraft spraying fire from overhead US artillerymen cranked their 105mm howitzers down to eyelevel and fired into the attackers at the barbed wire UJS spokesmen said at 14 North Vietnamese killed during the six hours at fighting UPI correspondent David Lamb reporting from BenHet Mid North Vietnamese on surrounding hills then fired 199 rounds of mixed mortar rocket and recoilless rifle fire into the camp UJS artillery answered with 303 rounds of howitzer fire Shelling More Effective According to Lamb the Communist shelling took casualties than the infantry charge He said two or three US troops killed and 16 of 2ft wounded in Mondays action fell under the shellbursts Nine Vietnamese mercenaries who form the bulk of the defensive force under Green Beret direction were wounded in the shelling Prior to the arrival of the relief column the camp Contd on Page 10 No Change In Tax Sirurluro Mount Union Area 1 Big JV Board Abolishes Post Of Elementary Supervisor Over the protests of nearly 100 local citizens faculty parents iind interested residents the Juniata Valley Board of Education last evening abolished the position of elementary supervisor in the Juniata Valley School District and created a new position of elementary principal Meeting in the cafetorium of the Juniata Valley JuniorSenior High School directors T R Anders John Donnelly Robert Glenny John KIrich Fred Rel hart Paul Relnhart and Sum mer Smith conducted the regular business of the school district before the eyes of nearly 100 persons The observers styled themselves JVEA members Jun iata Valley teachers parents and taxpayers The group was greeted by Smith acting president In the absence of Dr H William Ste wart and was given the permis sion to speak following the closing of the regular agenda A request from the floor to tape record the session was denied by presi dential prerogative Also present at the session were board secretary Mrs Mary Jo Price High School Principal Frank N Zito County Super tntendent Donald A Miller and incoming Supervising Principal Amos D Meyers Major spokes men for the visitors was Bernard A Kyper president of the Juniata Valley Education Association VITALLY INTERESTED Kyper stated that the faculty citizens representatloif was present because these persons were vitally interested In the program of the school Visit ors remained quiet throughout proceedings dealing with funct ional school matters and economies but actions dealing with personnel elicited uncontrol led outbursts from the observers Contd on Page 2 Judy Took Overdose Of Pills LONDON UPI Patholo ists Investigating Judy Gar Alands death ran more laborato ry tests today in efforts to ietermine whether in fact an overdose of sleeping pills killed r Scotland yard sources sajfl autopsy performed Monday revealed evidence of an excess Df sleepinducing drugs in the stars system Some pills were bund in the tworoom home here she was found dead Junday It is absolutely impossible to ay if such an overdose was sliher accidental or otherwise i Scotland Yard source said urther lab tests on her blood some Trans were ordered Westmlner Coroner Gavin rhurston called an inquiry 4r Wednesday to hear testimony he autopsy report and the aboratory findings to legally the cause of the 47year Id singeractresss death Mickey Deans her fifth usband was a certain witness in person or by sworn tatement for it was he who Pent her final hours with the Inger and found her dead at 11 Contd on Pane 2 Baker Heads Stone Greek Valley Club Chester E Baker Jr Hunt ingdon mail carrier took over Monday evening as president of the Stone Creek Valley Lions at the clubs annual installation ban quet and ladies night celebration held at Donation Grange Hall The meeting was opened by President Arthur Black who wel comed the Lions their ladies and guests to the dinner After sing ing one verse of America the pledge of allegiance to the flag and invocation by President Black the group enjoyed a deli clous homecooked ham dinner served by the ladles of Donation Grange Following the dinner the tail twisting was performed by Lion Peter Himes who performed in commendable manner After dinner the group adjour ned to the Grange Hall where President Black introduced Lion Howard Hummel as the master of ceremonies Contd on Page Bear Seen Atop Jacks Mountain Four men had a real thrill Saturday when they sighted a 300pound black bear atop Jacks Mountain near Saltillo Lemar Smoky Kline of Sal tillo a foreman for the Pennsyl vania Game Commissions Food and Cover Corps was one of the members of the party He said it was the first time a Black bear has been sighted that far south on Jacks Mountain He also added that it is unusual to see bear in this area at this time of year Contd on Page 10 REV JOSEPH BASS Tr iCouiity Officer To Resign The Rev Joseph E Bass of Mount Union has submitted his resignation from the post of Neighborhood Center Coordina tor fortheTrfcCounty Community Action Agency effective July 15 Bass is well known in Huntingdon County and adjoining counties for his work in the community action program In his resignation Bass stated he had accepted pastorate of the Lingo Temple United Church of God in Christ at Harrisburg and will also be employed as the CEP director for the com munity action agency serving Dauphin Perry and Cumberland Counties CEP stands for Concentrated Employment Program and as director of this program for the Harrlsburgbased CAA the Rev Mr Bass will be working to pro vide employment training oppor Contd on Page 10 From CAA Post Million Blueprint Proposed Democrats Fail In Budget Move HARRISBURG UPI The House Democratic leadership pro posed a billion state budget Monday but failed In its first attempt to get unanimity from Democratic members despite an almost fourhour meeting One Democrat who asked to remain unidentified said many assemblymen attending the caucus questioned why more had not been chopped off the T budget proposed by Gov Ray I 111 mood P Shafer 11 Cell The leadership claimed to 11 Avocations it had added million in otter or The Mount Union Area Board of Education met In regular session last night and amended the 196970 budget and trans acted other business relative to the new school term The balanced budget 01 was accepted by dir ectors The increase of over the budget adopted in April Is to cover salary in creases and other changes How ever there will be no Increase in taxes and real estate tax will remain at 32 mills as well per capita tax resident tax of and a onehalf of one per cent wage tax and a one per cent real estate trans fer tax The changes in the bud get include to pay all professional employees for the five Inservice days at the rate of per day Also to pay per month for all employees enrolled in the hos pitalization program and to purchase sick leave at Contd on Page 5 men a INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers12 Classified Ads10 11 Comics9 Crossword11 Pennsylvania Story 6 Society Club8 Sports445 Contd on Page 7 Teenager Hurt As Car Slams Into Big Tree John Jackson 18 Huntingdon R0 2 is listed in satisfactory condition today at the J C Blair Memorial Hospital where he is being treated for injuries rec eived in a onecar accident yes terday in Jackson Township Jackson suffered a cerebral concussion and abrasions of the face when his 1954 Plymouth crashed into a large tree along Legislative Route 31068 about 15 miles north of McAJevys Fort Huntingdon state police said the accident happened at ajn Monday Jackson was northbound on the Contd on Page 10 revise the formula by which boroughs townships and cities receive the funds to make it 50 per cent on the basis of highway mileage and 50 per cent on the basis of popula tion The existing formula 60 per cent mileage and 40 per cent population favors rural areas The result of Flemings amendment would mean that Contd on Page 3 THE WEATHER Partly cloudy today and to night with chance of a few scattered showers High to day mid 70s to low 80s Low tonight In the 60s Cloudy and warmer Wednesday with showers and thundershowers developing High in the 80s Outlook for Thursday cloudy and warm with showers Justice Dept Will Fight To Halt Giant ITT Merger CRAWLING at a speed of a mile an hour the Apollo 11 space vehicle rolls toward its launch site The launching set for July 16 will carry the first Americans 10 a land ing on the moon ISOLATION SUIT is under development at the Houston space center The finished garment may be used after a firsto r dI e r contingency landing to isolate returning Apollo lunar astronauts be tween water egress and ar rival at a mobile quaran tine unit on board he re covery ship WASHINGTON UPI Justice Department plans to file its second antitrust suit in as many months against International Telephone and Telegraph Corp this time to block what may be the biggest merger ever a union between JTT and the Hartford Fire Insurance Corp Both ITT the nations llth largest industrial business in terms of sales and Hartford the sixth largest Insurance firm said they planned to go ahead with the merger ITT is parent company of such firms as the Sheraton Hotel chain and Avis RentAcar The announced plan is part of the Nixon administrations con tinuing crackdown on con glomerates huge corporate amalgamus which rapidly have been swallowing up smaller firms often in unrelated fields Atty Gen John N Mitchell previously said the government could challenge any merger involving the nations top 200 or leaders in individual industries ITT said it would move forward with its plans de pending on how Hartford stockholders voted on the proposal The insurance firm said its directors would be asked to approve such a stockholders vote as soon as practical In addition ITT said the grounds for the suit appear to be novel and untried without legislative mandate from Con gress and unsanctioned by previous court cases The proposed litigation ap pears to be part of the announced effort of the Justice Department regardless of the fact that there is no dlscernable adverse Impact on competi tion ITT said The department did not specify on which grounds the suit would be brought but M believed it would involve reciprocal agreements ax Contd on Page 7 ;