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Daily News (Newspaper) - September 12, 1969, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania matic T j Burglary Larceny Red Lhina round Mount Union In No Condition Teenager Is rfii V T To Conduct War Thorough Review Of War A Huntingdon County Criminal LONDON UPI Communist China is in no position to wage Court Jury last night refused to conventional war against Russia now or to mount a major nuclear believe a Mount Union attack the United States for another decade the Institute for man who said he confessed to Strategic Studies said today The institute reported in its latest world defense survey the Soviet Union has pulled even with the United States in the number of landbased intercon tinental ball i s t i c missiles The institute noted that although China has reinforced its border with Russia Peking is unable to produce weapons on a scale needed for War Neither could Chinesepro duced nuclear arms be a substitute for them it said Attack Not Feasible Nor is any largescale nuclear capability for a major attack on the United States considered feasible for another decade said a spokesman for the Hikes Cause Anguish who said he confessed two serious charges because of his fear of police The volr dire panel found 18 yearold Larry Gene Ralston of 101 Pennsylvania Avenue Mount Union guilty of both charges burglary and larceny Sentencing of the defendant was delayed and his legal counsel Attorney James E Himes was given seven days in which to file motions for a new trial Judge R Merle Hetfner pre nonprofit group in military re institute a specializing search Pekings nuclear development Contd on Page 7 WASHINGTON UPI the first time in several years Detroits decision to raise the sited at the trial which started price of new cars did not Wednesday District Attorney provoke a cry of anguish from Newton C Taylor represented the White House the Commonwealth In fact Thursdays announceRalston was arrested by Sgt ment from General Motors that Lawrence Knable Jr Mount Its 1970 model cars will cost an Union police officer as the re average of more per suit of the burglarizing of the 39 per greeted with Norge Village laundromat last almost total silence by the Nixon administration The one high official who did Secreta WASHINGTON UPQ NUon apparently having already decided some of his Vietnam strategy by suspending BS2 bomber in Vietnam called his top diplomatic and military strate gists today for a thorough review of the Vietnam Military sources in Vietnam reported today USN bomber missions were suspended as a gesture of Americas wishes to deescalate the level of fighting in Vietnam White House and Pentagon spokesmen refused to confirm the military and would not comment on them The Vietnam strategy session in Washington has been termed by the administration as one of the most comprehensive views of the Vietnam War since Nixon took office Pressure Mounts The meeting in the Cabinet room of the White House came as pressure mounted on the President for new initiatives to break the deadlock at the Paris peace talks Diplomats and commanders from Paris and Vietnam flew in for the session Although details of the meeting were not and were not expected to much of the session was expected to focus on future American troop withdrawals and an assessment of North Vietnams new leaders The President on Aug 23 postponed an expected an nouncement of iqore reductions in the halfmillion man Ameri can fighting force in Vietnam pending a more complete study Press Secretary Ronald gter said he expected no announcement following the meeting and any policy deci sions reached would apparent only in the following weeks He characterized the session as a general and overall review which would the matter of troop withdrawals Ziegler was asked about the level of Allied military tions in view of the recent threeday truce He said US operations would return to the levels theyhad been at before the Ceasefire No Comment Asked specifically about B52 raids in South Vietnam Ziegler replied that he did not wish to comment on specific tactics Unsure of the effects of North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minns death the President also wanted to review strategy for the coming months THE Sunny and slightly warmer today and again Saturday Highs today lower 70s and mid 706 on Saturday Clear and not as cool tonight low mid 40s to low 50s Sun day partly cloudy and little temperature change i Philip Hablb the chief political adviser at the Paris peace talks flew here for the Vietnam review today From Saigon came Gen Creighton W Abrams the US military commander and Ellsworth Bunker the American ambas sador Also to sit in on the session were Vice President Spiro T Agnew Secretary of State William P Rogers Defense Secretary Melvin R Laird Atty Gen John N Mitchell Gen Earle G Wheeler chair man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm John S McCain Jr commander of US forces in the Pacific and Henry A Kissinger Nixons national security adviser Jan 8 It was alleged that Ralston used a screwdriver to pry open the change machine in Over Stand Damage In Barn Blaze ry Maurice H peared to side with the industry something bat was rare during the Kennedy Contd on Page 2 THE DAILY NEWS Stands called the increases a consequence of the inflation we are fighting not a cause I cannot of course pass judgment on the specific amount of the General Motors price Increases he added in view of the obvious higher costs of doine business I Contd on Page 7 3 Key Actions Offer Ready For Public Defender A road hearing a bridge newal and the progress on ac quiring a public defender for Huntingdon were key actions at the regular session of County Commissioners yesterday Commissioners Gordon Haver stock James DICosimo and Henry McCamant Cleric Lewis Greene and Solicitor Lynn celius heard a report from Chief P robation Officer Raymond Hoi land on the need to secure a public defender for the county The immediate need for such an officer was discussed by the board Holland noted that 127 equipment in the large bank barn Huntingdon criminal cases were listed pn Some loose hay placed in mechanicwas nabbed the docket tortwo months and VOL 48 HUNTINGDON and MOUNT UNION FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12 1969 NO 192 T f OT A Wayne Township barn just being painted burned to the ground yesterday afternoon with a loss estimated at between and 55000 Firemen from Newton HamilJVlapleton Man ton and McVeytown were called to the scene one mile west of JRyde in Mifflin County but were powerless against the flames that engulfed the huge structure XlDSV before they arrived J Tbe barn is owned by John L Prough of RosevUle Mich Laverne B Gress 62 Maple There is insurance ton Depot R p faces charges Paul Harshbarger resides on of tipsy driving today the Prough property but does He wasT arrested at 1230am not farm yesterday on Route 22 in Tbere was no livestock and no derson Township just east ol U S Military Command Stops B52 Raids In Viet Ramsey Says i Sentence Is Very Fair bam three years ago burned by State Police after the Maple but otherwise the structure was ton mans car nearly crashed empty into a police cruiser that was A contractor was spray westbound on Route 22 just west painting the large barn and had of the Million Dollar Bridge at about onehalf an hour more work Huntingdon Confdon Page 7 Contd on Page 7 District Attorney Newton CTay lor hfcsestlmatedtnat the number will rise to as many as 500 cases for the entire year An offer has been prepared by the commissioners and let Page 7 Nightly Lighting Of Flag First Aim Development Of Flag Pole Hill Area Is Envisioned Development of Huntingdons Flag Pole Hill into a park and scenic area is envisioned by a joint committee of the Hunting don American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Chester S Peterson was ed chairman of the committee the Legion will make plans for at the organizational meeting held suitable ceremonies on the hoi American Legion Home in Huntiday ingdon John E Kelly has been in selecting the nightly light named treasurer A secretary ing of the flag project the com will be selected ai a later date mittee was guided by the favor The committee agreed that tts able public response received first project will be the nightly when portable lights have been illumination of the flag and flag used on the hill on special oc pole Blalne Corbin and Russell casions and on a temporary Brumbaugh attended the com basis Huntingdon citizens have mittee meeting for the purpose had nothing but praise for the phase of the development proveterans organizations who have enlisted the help of volunteer Illumination of the flag by firemen on occasions to help U Veterans Day Nov 111969 has lumlnate the flag and flagpole been promised and Commander The committee goal is to de Charles Lindsay of the VFW velop the entire area into a and Commander Frank Myers of park with paved roads picnic area along with a suitable base and surroundings at the flag pole Peterson said today that the committee expects to have sketches showing the proposed development of the area plus cost estimates As soon as the data is available it will be publicized The subcommittee named by Chairman Peterson to work or the sketches and cost estimates includes Edward OserFredRoh land Richard Kelly and Wilbur Williams Discussion was held at the initial committee meeting rela tive to accepting public contri butions toward the project The 70foot steel flag pole was erected on the hill for the Contd on Page 7 S U B I C BAY Philippines jg Ronald C Ramsey today described as very fair the reprimand and reduction in seniority Vfte received f orchisrole in the destroyer Frank E Evans and the Australian carrier Melbourne Navy sources said Ramseys mild sentence raised the possibility charges of ne gligence and dereliction of duty may be dropped against Cmdr Albert S McLemore the Evans captain who was asleep when his ship was sliced in two Ramsey 24 of Long Beach Calif was officer on the Evans bridge during the June 3 accident in the South China Sea which killed 74 US sailors In a oneday court martial he pleaded guilty Thursday to reduced charges of dereliction of duty and negligence The slender Purdue Universi ty graduate said at his first news conferencesince the collision that the sentence was very fair Asked whether he planned to return to sea Ramsey replied I dont have any reserva tions Id liketo go back Ramsey said he did not believe the court martial ordered loss of 1000 points in Contd on Page 7 More Raids Can Be Expected Egyptian Israeli i Planes In Battle Promoted No Official Comment On i Suspension Egypt said today it threw 102 warplanes into the raid against Israeli forces Thursday in the biggest strike ever mounted by its air force Jsraelsald the did little damage and forecast more Egyptian raids n g mlUtary strength estimates published In London Thursday by the Institute for Strategic Studies the raid Involved onefourth of At Ml INSIDE THE NEWS Giant Exhaust Fan Placed In Operation Mannington Mine Seals Broken In Recovery MANNINGTON W Va UPI Workers take the first step today In the long and potentially dangerous job of recovering the bodies of 78 miners entombed 285 days ago by fires and explosions in the Mannington No 9 Mine Seals were to be broken the Athas Portal and a huge ardous undertaking in mining exhaust fan capable of moving history recovery of the remains 300000 cubic feet of air a minof the 78 men lite placed into operation to be Elaborate precautions were gin removing highly eiplosive taken to avoid any further ei methane gas from the mine plosions as the workmen used depths non sparking equipment to Peter P Ferretti vice pfesibreak up and loosen the tons of dent of Consolidation Coal Co concrete and steel used to seal which owns the mine said the the mine ana extinguish the methane would be pumped into fires deserted valley to be absorbed Muse Reduce Level into the air He snid a second Ferretti estimated the concen tfan would be started later In t ration of methane inthe atmos whil he called the most hazphere of the mine currently at Ann Landers3 Building Page 12 Classified ads 16 17 Comics 15 Courthouse Roundup 12 Crossword 17 Editorial 6 Farm Page 11 Obituaries 2 On Stage Live 10 Society Club 14 Sports 4 5 Television Programs 10 11 Ford Fired DETROIT E Knudsen today is an unem ployed auto worker with in unemployment com pensation due over the next three and a half years Knudsen whose switch from the executive hierarchy of the General Motors Corp to Ford Motor Co 19 months ago stunned the automotive world was fired Thursday as Ford president Board Chairman Henry Ford II who boasted that he personally wooed Kn u d s e n away from his arch competitor said simply Things didnt work out the way we had hoped The 56yearold Knudsen known as Bunkie announced his own firing by the Ford board of directors He said Ford walked into his office Sept 2 and told me I would be leaving I was shocked Knudsen told newsmen I would assume you would be he quoted Ford as saying The summary dismissal of a president wasat best a rarity in carbuilding circles In Knudsens case it followed the Contd on Page 7 Egypts air force of 400 planes mostly Soviet MIG fighters and bombers The semiofficial Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram said the threewave attack into the Israeliheld Sinai Desert had smashed Israeli plans to launch their own air raids into Egypt from fields there Acknowledging the attack was in retaliation for Israeli air and land raids against Egypt Tuesday and Wednesday Cairo said its planes hit Israeli antiaircraft guns radar sites trucks ammunition dumps command posts armored ve hicles and a navalbase Israeli interceptors and an tiaircraft fire shot down 11 of them Tel Aviv said It listed one Israeli plane lost Egypt said six Israeli planes and one Egyptian aircraft went down The three Egyptian raids and an Israeli across the Suez five separate along the Suez Canal one of combat in the Middle East since the 1967 war Egypt said it captured one downed Israeli pilot who bailed but over the Nile River Delta He was identified as Capt Zabora Jacob who was report ed hospitalized in Egypt with leg and arm iniuries The at least Contd on Page 7 SAIGON United States today suspended B52 bomber raids over South Vietnam Military sources said the actionwas taken to e LOIS H HAWN Union Bank Secretary Is Appointed Maurice S Lansberry presi dent and chief executive officer of the Union National Bank and Trust Company today announced the promotion of Mrs Lois H Hawn to the position of secre tary of the corporation Her previous position was that of assistant secretary tothebank Mrs Hawn joined the Union National Bank in February 1946 and since that time she has ser ved the banking institution in She is a past secretary of the Huntingdon County Bankers As sociation and Is well known in banking circles Her knowledge of banking services is extensive and she is presently serving as executive secretary of the bank A native of the Huntingdon area she is a daughter of Mr and Mrs A E Hollinger of Hunt Contd on Page 7 the fighting The US1 command In Saigon made no official comment on the suspension merely nouncing that no raids had been flown today In Washington neither the White House nor Defence Department would comment on the action The bombers had averaged nine or 10 raids daily over South Vietnam In recent months dropping tons of bombs on Communist Bunkers storage areas and trails Todays suspension coincided with President Nixons meeting In Washington with his top political and military advisers to discuss Vietnam policy The B52 raidsand additional US troop withdrawals were certain to be discussed The halt in the B52 raids followed by two weeks the disclosure by Henry Cabot Lodge the chief negotiator at the Paris Vietnam talks that the United States had cut down the number of bombing strikes in response to fewer Communist ground attacks The 33rd session of the peace talks will be held twice postponed because of the Contd on Page 7 95 per cent It is necessary to reduce the concentration to the safe level in a normally work ing than 5 percent Toreach this point however the gas must go through the ex plosive range of 5to 15 per cent creating the hazard of further explosions John Corcoran Consolidation president dashed hopes of an early recovery of the victims estimating it would be months before we enter those portions of the mine where the men were located when the explo sions occurred Officials estimated ttuit recov Contd on 1apc 7 YOU MUST REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER Deadline 15 Discrimination In Housing Jobs Voting Religious Rioting Report ts BELFAST Northern Ireland UPI report on religious rioting In Northern Irelandtoday backed Roman Catholics in their complaints against Protestants It censured Bernadette Devlin and the Rey Ian Paisley militants on both sides The lengthy A eport prepared by a threeman commission Scottish a causes of last falls sectarian evidence had been found to support Catholic complaints that they suffered discrimina tion in bousing jobs and voting rights The events studied by the panel headed by Lord Cameron nations Unionist government last March criticized Miss Devlin 22yearpld member of the British parliament and catholic civil rights worker as high court judge a stormy petrel who wouW not rule out the use of force if other methods appeared to toll The Rev Paisley sellstyled spokesman tor militant Prote stants and defender of union with Britain was described as a man who bears a heavy Contd on Page 7 which claimed at least eight sending of 6000 British troops to Northern Ireland Another inquiry board is investigating the later distur bances Appointed Last March The panel appointed by the Rail Tanker Wrecks 30000 Flee From Deadly Phosgene GLENDORA Miss National Guardsmen rushed to the Mississippi Delta today to help evacuate some 30000 residents of 11 towns endan gered by lethal World War I type gas leaking from three derailed chemical tankers Gov John Bell Williams in Jackson ordered the soldiers into service to aid in the exodus from three Leflore and Talahatchlp The alarm was sounded late Thursday night after three chemical cars among 12 of a Central Illinois railroad freight train that derailed exploded into a 3004oot geyser of flame A utility company crewman was injured The tankers contained vinyl chloride used In the making of Contd on Page 7 A ;