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I_—Indiana Evening Sazette, Sat., May 2S, 1968. Said Troops Wanted To Attack— KheSanh Leader ReportsOnSeige WASHINGTON (AP) —A Ma- ; qucstioning of (he soundness of rlne colonel snys that although the U.S. strategy, outnumbered four to one by one- However, Lownds snid, It my forces surrounding the Khcjwould be wrong to think the Mn•*. u i. ...J«A«I :.* t/!*•»(**ra«Yi «r»r1irtr i-lMne \inA Inarm rnmntntnlv "illit- Sees Civil War Try (Continued from Page 1) whnt police believe are needed reforms. The knifed Parisian may have hern struck down by a rioter, Pompidou snid he was not a victim of police action. He was Philippe Mathcrion, a Sanh outpost in Vietnam earlier this year, his men wanted to attack. The situation was not comparable to the Dienbienphu situ ation of 1954 in which the rines had been completely "buttoned up" by the 20,000 enemy troops. He snid his men were able to conduct armed patrols nearly a mile outside the post. "I really controlled all the the attack)," day. Khe Sanh, below the overlooked / . top military L^nds'saM'S--!^ 1 ;,^ 0 ^^ former student of who worked in the electronics real estate a Marine outpost French met disastrous defeat at critical terrain around the the hands of Ho Chi Minh, said base," he said Col. David E. Lownds. Lownds said that as to the •Td be fibbing to you if I said ^"^,,±"2™^,,^^ numbers of North Vietnamese that would have joined in the bailie. Lownds had four battalions, including South Vietnam's 37th Rangers. The North Vietnamese never launched a major attack because of strong U.S. air support and firepower, Lownds said. But the enemy did make several battalion-sized probes. Lownds was awarded the Navy Cross Friday in a ceremony at the Marine Barracks. Secretary of the Navy Paul R. Ignatius also pinned the Navy Cross, the service's highest award, on the uniform of Lownds' son-in-law, Marine CJapt. George Christmas of Yeadon, Pa. Christmas won the award for bravery at Hue, South Vietnam. Demilitarized Zone, major Communist Infiltration routes into the northern provinces of South Vietnam. The Khe Sanh siege lasted from January to mid-March. The slender, graying colonel told a news conference higher military authorities decided on what he called a "set piece battle" primarily concerned with the defense of Khe Sanh. But without appearing to be critical, he said, "If I had my druthers I'd rather be out attacking." He said his mission to defend did not change during the siege. When the outpost came under heavy attack, there was some VC Seize Homes Near Saigon Span (Continued from Page 1) wounded. Soubh Vietnamese military trucks carried many, While others walked, with Boy Scouits helping the .aged carry belongings. Still other refugees remained behind In hopes tihe concrete walls of the houses would protect them from rockets and machine-gun bullets. AP correspondent John T. Wheeler reported from the fighting area that one enemy rocket hit a house where a group of civilians had gathered All of them were badly wounded and were taken into the city by ambulance. South Vietnam's national po- Hce reported earlier that elements of two Viet Cong regiments had infiltrated into the northern suburbs with heavy mortars, rockets and antiaircraft guns. There also were reports that a Viet Cong unit had moved into the area around Tan Son Nhut air base, on the capital's northwestern fringe. A 24-ihour curfew was imposed In the entire northern area of the city. The new outbreak of fighting In the northeastern suburb coincided with enlivened enemy action elsewhere in the country. The U.S. Command reported enemy guns brought down twc American fighter-bombers and two helicopters in South Vlet- Three crewmen were Joint Operation DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Sisters-in-law Mary Hayes and Mary Hayes went to the movies together Wednesday night. They went to the hospital together Thursday morning. At 6:24 a.m. Mary Jo Hayes 'iad a daughter, Tia Lynn. One hour and 17 minutes later, Mary E. Hayes also gave birth to a daughter, Terry Lynn. The babies were delivered by the same doctor. The young mothers, friends before they married brothers Patrick and John Hayes, both were born on Sept. 12. Rest Case In Child's Murder NEW YORK (AP) • sides have rested in the case of Both attractive, Crimmins, red-haired accused of Alice strangling her. 4-year-old daughter. The state termed her an unift mother and defense counsel said her morality is not on trial. Following summations Friday in Queens Supreme Court, Justice Peter Farrell said he would charge the all-male jury on Monday. In a crowded courtroom, as it has been during the 13-day trial, defense attorney Harold C. Harrison attacked the credibility of two key prosecution witnesses —and acknowledged former lover of Mrs. Crimmins and "the woman in the window." office of his father, Rene Malh- crion, near their home in suburban Fonlcnay-Sous-Bois. Ambulance corpsmen found him dead in a street of the Latin Quarter. He had been stabbed in the abdomen arid the heart. "He was interested in the student movement at the Sorbonne and frequently went there to alk with the students," his father said. "Philippe had both left- and right-wing friends. He firm- y believed in the need for university reforms, but he was opposed to a revolutionary solu- ;ion. He abhorred violence." A heavy rain drenched Paris n the morning. The overnight disorders began only minutes after the 77-year- old president broke a long silence to propose to the nation in a radio-television address a referendum on university and economic reforms. The vote is expected June 16. It was the worst violence Paris had experienced in the three weeks siince the crisis began. De Gaulle laid hiis presidency on the line in a brief speech demanding a massive "yes" vote for his referendum proposal. A "no" vote, he said, would mean he would quit the presidency he lias held for 10 years. Major union leaders reacted with hostility to the proposals, saying that the need was not for a vote but for higher wages. Union leaders meet with Premier Georges Pompidou today to discuss their demands. Eight million to 10 million workers are on strike across France. Paris police said 131 of thedr men were injured, four of them in serious condition. Students, turning the Sorbonne into a siege castle, refused to give out any figures on their casualties but reported that what once was a press room there had been turned into a hospital. In Lyon, authorities saic about 230 persons on both sides were injured. In Nantes, the toll was about 30 from battles between police and farmers, students and workers. In Bordeaux, three po'licemen and an unknown number of demonstrators were hurt. In Strasbourg, where streets were littered with broken glass and barricades, about 15 demon sitrators and several police were reported injured. The Boulevard St. Michel in Paris was a major flashpoint Dozens of trees were toppled to form barricades. Stones were ripped from the paving for doz> ens of years. In some places water rushed in a curbside torrent from opened mains, cars and trucks were overturned to form barricades. Near the Paris City Ha.ll, stu dents ntonned and for a shor time occupied a police post, de straying its furniture and burn ing its archives before rein forcements routed them. At Lyon Friday night a police commissioner, Rene .Lacroix, Colling attention to cross-ex-' was killed when caught in th nam. killed and four were wounded. One was losses brought to 266 die number of planes and to 705 the number of helicopters announced as lost in combat in the South. U.S. Army helicopters were in action against the Viet Cong around Binh Loi Bridge. They came in after a South Vietnamese marine battalion reported 15 men wounded in the first 10 minutes of contact. "We shot them up pretty well with the gunships," said Lt. Shawn Leach, 24, of Brockton, Mass., an American adviser to the government troops. The heavy Tire set clusters of huts aflame and sent heavy black smoke rising into the air. Earlier today, the Viet Cong attacked a U.S. ftth Infantry Division patrol at the Y bridge on Saigon'• southern edge, scene of major fighting after the enemy's May 5 drive. One American soldier was reported killed and five were wounded in the battle that followed. As the enemy soldiers re- amination of the 28-year-old ex- cocktail waitress, who admitted on the stand she had a number of lovers during her marriage and while she was estranged from her husband, Harrison said: "Alice is not on trial for her morality. There is a higher] court for that. What you heard on the stand was nothing but filth and moral character assassination." Joseph Rorech, 39, a boyfriend of the defendant, testified pa-th of a truck loaded with pav ing stones that students pushec toward poHce. Poor People Broaden Target Area WASHINGTON spite problems ROYAL CHRISTMAS TREE COURT — Indiana County's finest pose for a "family portrait" of the royal Christmas Tree Queen Evergreen Court following last night's crowning of Miss Sharon Cowan, seated, as Queen Evergreen V. The young ladies with the escorts, are, left to right, Miss Alida Pulsinelli, Indiana, finalist; Miss Beverly Scott, Queen Evergreen IV who ended her reign last night in crowing Miss Cowan; and Miss Mary Lou Balr, Shelocta R. D. 3. Elves assisted in the Coronation conducted along with the first annual Coronation Ball at Rustic Lodge. WOULD YOU BELIEVE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN MAY? — Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Trainer, 331 North Eighth St., stand beside their illuminated Chrjstmas Trees during a May shower to encourage all Indiana Countians to join the Indiana County Tourist Promotion Bureau. Mrs. Trainer, chairman of the membership campaign, asks everyone to support the tourism group that is currently sponsoring the Christmas Tree Festival in conjunction with the Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers. Memberships may be acquired at the J. S. Mack Community Center during the Festival now through Sunday afternoon. (Gazette photo by Bechtel) By Elementary Students— United Schools Plan Junior Book Program that Mrs. Crimmins told him on Sept. 9, IflfiG, "Joseph, can you forgive me? I killed her." | Harrison termed Rorech "a perjurer, degenerate and sick,; sick man . . . someone lightened the screws on him. I wish I knew who it was." People's (AP) — De their own Poor in are Police Ask Caution With Bikes mud-filled backyard, the demonstrators their include the home offices of government figures. About 100 of the poor clapped, sang and shouted their disapproval last night outside the apartment building of Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., a chief architect of the welfare program. They laughed and clapped in derision after singing "Happy Birthday" for the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. But Mills, who turned 59 Friday, had left earlier in the even- have ing. An aide said he had a prior to commitment. Police barred the door of the ARMAGH — A Junior Great Books Program will be given for parents and friends by the elementary students of the United School District who have completed the Junior Great Books Classes on Monday evening in the high school cafeteria at 7:30 p.m. The students selected from the four elementary schools of the district — Armagh, Brush Valley, Garfield and Wehrum have weeks. The Monday evening program will begin with greetings by the supervising principal, Dr. James A. Moore, followed by demonstrations by the students. Demonstrations will include "Hans Humdrum" from Danish Tales by Harry Hatch; "The Wise Old Shepard" from the Art of the Story-Teller by Marie L. Sheldlock; "The Sack of Truth" from Picture Tales from Spain" by Ruth Sawyer; "The Corner Fairy Tales by Veronica S. Hutchinson, Volume I; and "Clever, Clever, Clever" from Picture Tales from Spain by Ruth Sawyer, Vo. II. Mrs. Martha Myers, Elementary Librarian, has been the leader of the classes. The co- leaders were Mrs. Laird Anderson, Mrs. Gene Balthaser, Mrs. Ronald Thomas and Mrs, Frank Verba. Charles Mack, elementary su- been attending Junior Great Bee, The Harp, The Mouse and p erv j sori assisted by Mrs. My- T^f\f\\f o rt 1 rt n f. rt rt frt w n nnt*ir^s4 f\f 1 K ' 4-V* « "D11 v*t *•*!/-»/"• !r *' fr*/\*Vl /"*V»IfVl nAIT .. v ..« .... Books classes for a period of 15|the Bum-clock" from Chimney Indiana Borough Police treated, Vietnamese police fired urged parents and children on them from concealed posi-'heed a warning concerning im- tions. Fourteen of (he guerrillas proper use of bicycles, especial- building and the demonstrators were reported killed. ly during the hours of darkness, made no attempt to enter, About 25 miles north of Sai-j Since bicycles are subject to 1 Afterward, they left the fash- gon, enemy gunners fired more traffic laws and regulations gov- ionable area on Connecticut than 300 mortar rounds on Ben ernmg vehicles, bikes must be Avenue and returned to their Cat, a district capital, and near- equipped with headlights and re- muddy shantytown near the Linby South Vietnamese infantry electors when operated on bor- coin Memorial. So did nearly all positions. Initial reports said ough streets after dusk. the other 2,000 residents, in casualties were light. Bikes are not to be ridden on spite of earlier indications must' The enemy lightly shelled sidewalks with the exception of of them would be evacuated for three airfields—at Can Tho in newsboys delivering newspapers.'reasons of health and comfort, the Mekong Delta below Saigon. Parents are advised to caution A campaign spokesman said at Ban Me Thuot in the centra! children to obey all posted traf- only about 50 women, children highlands and at Phan Thiet on fie signs, traffic lights, and to and the elderly were staying at the South China Sea 100 mile'j refrain from riding the wrong area churches temporarily. east of Saigon. way on one way streets. Police Frequent rains that had Near Khe Sanh, in South Viet- report a number of near acci- soaked the camp stopped Fri- nam's northwest corner, U.S. dents where children have nar-:day morning and the weather- Marines clashed with more than rowly escaped being hit by cars'man was predicting little or no 100 North Vietnamese troops and trucks while riding their bi- rain for the weekend, and reported killing 36. Fifu-on cycles improperly. . ' To brighten spirits "soul mu- Americgjis were killed and 1'3 Bicycles will be impounded sic" was played on the camp's wounded. and a maximum fine of $5 will loudspeaker system at night. be imposed upon violators, po- Campers huddled near glowing (Read Gazette Classified Ads) 'lice add. icampfires. i Activities Listed For Tree Festival The program for the fifth annual Christmas Tree Festival, May 24, 25 and 26, offers a variety of activities. Following is the schedule of activities. SATURDAY, MAY 25 The first annual CTF Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament will be played at the Mack Center next Saturday and Sunday. Championship game Sunday at 3 p.m. 8:15 p.m. The Four Freshmen, in concert at IUP Field House in two hour program featuring The Folkmen from IUP. SUNDAY, MAY 26 Noon. Festival grounds open. 1 p. m. Narrated three and a half hour chartered bus Candlestick Tour. Departing Mack Center. 1 to 4 p. m. Antique Car Show hosted by Punxsutawney Region Antique Auto Club at Mack Center. 6 p. m. Festival closes. Throughout the week of May 20 motorists may drive over the route of the Candlestick Tour by following markers directing them to the plantation areas ; U m School. Students were select- ers will present the certificates to the students. A question and answer period, led by Mr. Alex Zbur, administrative assistant and Mrs. Myers will follow the presentation. Students who have completed the course are: Robin Howard, Donna Mack, Kathy Ofman, Diane Erdley, Ronnie Wadsworth, Becky Gawlas, Brad George, Connie McCachren, Frank Verba, Nancy Tomb, Tommy Kline, Alvin Mack, Judy Rudnik, Ricky Shiley and Danny Yeckley from Armagh School; Keith Campbell, Lucinda Gallaher, Bill Stover, Sandy Varner, David Walton, Bob Brendlinger, Bill Donahue, Delcine Sbardella, David Balthaser, Bill Brendlinger, Debbie Buterbaugh, Joe Hammack and Mark Pisarcik from Brush Valley School; Tracy Anderson, Billy Cline, Carla Busch, Lori Nixon, James Ludwig, Jan ice Dominy, LuAnn Penrose, Oden Seigh, Randy Fulcomer, Lee St. Clair, Donald Shelter, Richard Robertson, Natalie Walbeck, Tricia Steffey, and Paula Wakefield from Garfield School; Laurie Deem, Tim Cahill, Renea Isenberg, Kathy Henry, Pauline Cramer, Richard Sievers, Jackie Griffith, Dorene Trindle, Gladys Gunter, Doug Matthews, Kevin Hess, Keith Isenberg, Don Machak, Bob Simon, Tim Tinkey and William Waugh from Wehr- Need Cited For Foster Homes Here Adult foster homes are urgently needed in all areas of Indiana County. Most of the senior citizens who need placement in foster homes are capable of managing to meet their own physical needs and they can be encouraged to participate in family life and become responsible members of the foster family. No nursing care patients are placed in foster homes. Placement may be either on a partially - county - reimbursed basis or on a private - reimbursement basis, depending on the income status of the senior citizen. Anyone interested in taking an adult foster home guest into their home is requested to call 465-5122 or write the Indiana County Office for the Aging, 1689 Saltsburg Avenue, Indiana, Pa., 15701. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. OBITUARIES ISAAC N. McNAY, 90, of 345 S. Fifth St., Indiana/died Thursday, May 23, 1968. A son of Isaac Newton ami Elizabeth Scott McNay, he had been In the bottled gas business In Ephraita for a number of years. His wife, Cora M. McNay, preceded him in death in 1965. Surviving are a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today from the Riggs Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant,, with Rev. Clayton Gehmam, officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Joy Cemetery. VANCE H. YOUNG, 81, of Penn Run, Pa., died Friday,; May 24, 1968 at his late home. Born Nov. 29, 1886, in Clearfield, he was a son of Frank and Anne Learn Young. Most of his life was spent in Indiana County, having lived at Penn Run since 1928. He was a member of Harmony United Presbyterian Church. First married to Phoebe Lloyd, who preceded him in death in. 1948, he later married Hazel / McCurdy, who Is also deceased. Surviving are two sons: Robert G., Penn Run; Stanley, Detroit, Mich.; three daughters : Mrs. John (Anna) Graft; Mrs. Clair (Aileen) Barr; Mrs. Ellsworth (Ethel) Adams, all of Penn Run; two step-sons: James Rumsey, Streetsboro, Ohio; George Rumsey, Sagamore; 1 three step-daughters: Mrs. Duane (Velma) Morrow, Aultman; 1 Mrs. John (Olive) Fowler, Penn Run; Mrs. Thomas (Mary) Bcn- ko, Old Bridge, N. J.; three sisters: Mrs. Lula Fetterman, Cuyahoga Falls, 0.; Mrs. Hope Lydick, Lovejoy; Mrs. Maize Berringer, Sunny Vale, Calif.; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren; and fifteen step- grandchildren. Friends will be received after 7:30 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Robinson - Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be conducted Monday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. James W. Legge will officiate and interment will follow in the Cookport Methodist Cemetery. CHARLES CLARENCE CLEVENGER, 75, of Blairsville R.D. . 1 died Friday, May 24, 1968 in. the Indiana Hospital. Born Nov. 30, 1892, in Indiana County, he was a son of Jacob and Matilda Spicher Cleveng-er. He was a member of the Brush Valley Evangelical United Brethren Church and was a WW I veteran. Surviving are his wife, Bertha Campbell Clevenger; one son, Clarence Boyd Clevenger, Sharon; one daughter, Mrs. Wm. C. (Sara) Grindle, Lisbon, Ohio; one brother, Earl Clevenger, Pitcairn; two sisters: Mrs. Bessie Washington, Indiana R.D. 2; Mrs. Villa Stephens, Elwood, Ind.; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Monday from 2:30 - 4:30 and 7-9 p.m. at Robinson Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m..The Rev. L. G. Mulhollem will officiate. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery '< near Clyde, Pa. of the county. Also, a folk festival will be in operation throughout the Festival at the Mack Center off Route 119 south of Indiana. ed from I grades 'schools. the fifth of the and sixth elementary Gun Battle In Missouri Kills Sheriff SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) A deputy sheriff was killed and another was seriously wounded today in a gun battle about ten miles west of Springfield. The Greene County officers apparently interrupted an armed robbery at a service station, the highway patrol said, and as they advanced on a holdup man inside, two others opened fire from the predawn darkness. Killed was Jerry Inmon, 27. Darrell Flanagan, about 30, was in serious condition. The incident occurred on Interstate 44. While being treated in the emergency room, Flanagan identified three Springfield men he believed participated in the holdup, the highway patrol said. One of those identified was apprehended shortly afterward at bis home. Humphrey's Campaign In Missouri ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vice Pre* ident Hubert H. Humphrey's campaign caravan has swung into Missouri and has been told that 72 per cent of the state's Democratic committeemen favor him for president. Humphrey scheduled a brief visit with former President Har- ; ry S. Truman in Independence today before dedicating St. ; Louis' new Gateway Arch, a '••lofty stainless steel parabola symbolizing the frontier march westward. Gov. Warren Hearnes informed Humphrey Friday of his strength in the state. He said a poll was compiled by state Democratic Chairman Delton Houtohens, who is campaigning for Humphrey. Most of Missouri's national convention delegates elected so far are instructed to vote for Hearnes as a favorite son until he releases them. Although Hearnes has not formally committed himself on a presidential candidate, he lavished praise on Humphrey during his visit to Kansas City, "It comes out so easy a person could almost say, 'Mr. President' and not be in error," Hearnes said. , There are reports Hearnes I may not stand as a favorite son and allow the Democrats to commit the delegation to Humphrey at their state convention June 1. Before Humphrey spoke at a Friday dinner meeting of the Associated Dairymen, Inc., in Kansas City, he was the guest of a private reception at which he conferred with leading Democrats from Missouri and some from Kansas. "The arch is to the west, and ^o the future, a soaring curve in , the sky that links the rich herit- :jage of yesterday and the richer future of tomorrow." f