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Tyrone Daily Herald, Monday, June 15,1981 Page Three SHE'S FOUR-Kristie Leanne Borman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Borman, is celebrating her fourth birthday today. Kristie's grandparents are Mr. arid Mrs. Ross H. Steele and Mr. and Mrs. David C. Borman of Tyrone. Mildred Borman and Bertha | Forcey of Tyrone are her [ great grandmothers. Bible School Begins Tonight Tonight at 7 o'clock begins [the first session of the week- llong Vacation Bible School at [the Tyrone Church of the [Brethren. Following the theme |"Jesus, Your Word Lives In IMe!", classes are being [provided for ages two through 115 with the following teachers: Nursery — the two and [three-year-olds — will be [taught .by Joan Gebhart and [Laurie Fetzer; Catherine piehl and Melanie Estright [will be in charge of the [beginners — four and five- I year-olds; the primary [classes — students completing I grades 1 and 2 - will be taught by Christine Kern and Robyn Hampton; the middlers — students who completed grades 3 and 4 — will be taught by Pauline Stanley and Debbie Snyder; the juniors — students completing grades 5 I and 6 — will be taught by Judy Woomer and Susan Ray; and the youth — students who completed 7, 8 and 9 — will be instructed by Pam Lind and I IvaLouNulton. The Adult Class, instructed 1 by Ralph Z. Ebersole, Pastor, | will be studying the Book of I Revelation. This year's session is being directed by Jane Ray and assisted by Ruth McConahy. The students will be learning 'new songs under the direction I of Myra Hess. Kay Cox will be [ serving as recreation co- I ordinator. Kathryn Weston i with her committee members, I Terri Ray and Pat Lewis, will be serving the refreshments. The punch for the Bible School was donated by Burger King. Bible Study, music, crafts, drama and refreshments will be available to all who attend. The Change of Pace Closing Program will be held Sunday Evening, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. for students, parents, relatives and friends. A picnic meal will be provided followed by recreational activities and mini sessions. .The program will conclude with group* singing, the distribution oi' diplomas and a friendship' circle. Moneys collected throughout the week will be given to missionaries Fred and Janet Beam, who will be working in Nigeria, to use for feeding the starving children. Anyone between the ages of 2 and 102 are cordially invited • to attend! W.M.4-HCIub Holds Meeting The Warriors Mark 4-H club held a bag sale at their meeting held recently at the Warriors Mark grange. One dollar awards were given to the five best decorated bags. The winners were Tracey Sunday, Shelly Sunday, Lori Kobuck, Nicole Durbin and Kim Blum. Steve Sessamen, 4-H vice president, gave information on demonstration projects and the members received 4-H project books. Town Crier Joseph J. Tepsoc, Box 285, Tyrone RD 3, has been admitted to Altoona Hospital. Discharged from Altoona Hospital were Harvey W. Campbell, 1819 N. Tuckahoe St., Bellwood; and Donna Jean Cherry, 300 22nd st. Admitted to Mercy Hospital, Altoona, were Kenneth Lonsinger and Susan Ronan, both of Tyrone. " Edwin J. Neff, of Warriors Mark, has been discharged from Centre Community Hospital, State College. MOVE AHEAD Don't let obstacles on the road to success stop you-they are simply sand sprinkled on the tracks to prevent skidding. REDUCED At this point the politicians should concentrate on reducing taxes—we taxpayers have already been reduced: Bible School Starts Next Monday, June 22 Vacation Bible School will begin at the First Assembly of God Church Monday and run from June 22 through Friday, June 26. Each evening at 7 p.m. there will be classes for students ages four to 14. The dosing program will be Friday at 8 p.m. Guest speaker featured will be Dr. Paul Heller from radio station WTLR State College. Here he is known as "Uncle Paul" where he has a childrens' program each Saturday morning. Those who will be leading and teaching are as follows: song leader-Connie Kensinger; pianist - Debbie Myers; attendence secretary- treasurer - Sally and Karol Swartz, nursery - Sally Detwiler, Sharon Billets, and Sue Keys; beginners -' Mary Stringer, Isable Eirich, Millie Langham; primary - Darlene Bowers, Rebecca Stewart, Alda Barger; juniors - Connie Kensinger, Missie Kensinger, Ruth Stewart, Tammy Stringer; teens - Dennis Shaw, Tom Hammond, Kevin Detwiler, Ray Stringer; director Doris Stewart; other helpers Ruth Hammond and Carol Feltenberger. The theme of this year's Bible School is "Come Join God's Family". All are welcome. Come join in the fun, music, lessons, workbooks, and crafts. Tyrone Hospital - ADMISSIONS Ross Lauder, Warriors Mark Doris Noel, Pennsylvania House Dorothy Perks, Philipsburg Ella Butler, 402 Washington ave. Rebecca Givler, 430 W. 16th St. Michael Wertz, 1506 Pennsylvania ave. - DISCHARGED Joy Schandelmeier, RD 3 Ray Ridgers, RD 3 Judy Dean, RD 5 Joyce Supenia, Ginter Lisa Rodkey, 104 Meade st. Isabel Lykens, Adams avenue Reginald Miller, Hamlin avenue Lynn Watson, W. 15th street Bonnie Hamer, W. 21st street Ron Isenburg, W. 14th street William Wrye, W. llth street Debbie Briggs, RDl Minerva Duke, Blandburg Betty Morrissey.RDS Anna McClellan, Bellwood Bonnie Price, Altoona Alfred McMullin, Adams avenue - EMERGENCY Buella Ellenberger, Logan avenue Helen Richards, Burley avenue Sherrie Pruznak, Pennsylvania avenue Joshua Garman, RD 4 Robert Alexander, Alexandria Patricia Bressler, RD 3 Terry Moser, Tipton Leland Nolan III, 1369 Washington ave. Genievive Hynd, Osceola Mills Michael Wertz, 1506 Pennsylvania ave. CHAPLAIN Rev. Sherwood Thomas Wesley U.M.C. Roberts, Patty Address Rally: Kennedy f Reagan Kids Stand With Anti-Nukes Three Men Killed After Successful Rescue Attempt PROMOTED - John M. Adams, III, assistant controller of Equibank, Pittsburgh, has been named vice president, Richard W. Plumb, president of Equibank, announced today. Adams joined Equibank in 1976 and has held the position of assistant controller since April, 1980. He was named assistant vice president in July, 1978. A certified public accountant, he worked for three years for an accounting firm, Coopers and Lybrand CPAs, before joining Equibank. The native of Tyrone earned a diploma from Tyrone Area High School and a bachelor's degree in business management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Pennslyvania Institute of CPAs. Adams and his wife, Carol, are parents of three sons and live in Coraopolis. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John "Hank" Adams, 2002 Riddle Ave. Reagan Children Experience Job Changes Since Dad's Election NEW YORK (UPI) - Ron Reagan, President Reagan's youngest son, may be out of his $90-a-week job next year if his ballet company is unable to recoup funds lost because of his father's budget cuts, it was reported. But the president's daughter, Patti Davis, told Newsweek magazine her father's election "was a break" in her acting career. "I was tired of working as a waitress, and gping out on cattle-call auditions for ridiculous little parts," Miss Davis, 28, said in an interview published Sunday. "On the other hand, I'm probably going to be judged more harshly. But that's a good problem to have, because before they didn't even know who I was." As for the career of older son Michael, 35 — who made headlines last month when it was revealed he used his father's name to solicit government contracts for the aerospace firm he worked for — he's getting advice from the White House on finding a job to replace the sales position he resigned from, the magazine said. The magazine said New York's Joffrey II dance company, for which Ron, 23, dances, will be badly hurt by the Administration's cuts in money for the arts. "Ron will be out of a job next year if there's no money and it can't be recouped from private sources," Joffrey II artistic director Sally Bliss said. HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - A one-minute statement by President Reagan's daughter Patti Davis condemning nuclear power brought more than 18,000 people to their feet at the fourth annual Survival Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl. "We don't need it," Miss Davis said Sunday afternoon. "There are other ways to turn on our lights and run our blow dryers. What we have to do is take the spirit here today and extend it to everyday," she said. "We -are not powerless." Then Robert F. Kennedy Jr. approached the microphone and received thunderous applause when he said, "Personally, I'd like to get the Israeli Air Force to do the same thing here as they did in Iraq." "We are the first generation Silkwood Controversy Comes To Supreme Court WASHINGTON (UPI) Karen Silkwood died in a mysterious auto crash in 1974 en route to a meeting with a union official and a reporter. According to court, testimony, Miss Silkwood, 28, carried with her evidence of the alleged failure of the Kerr McGee atomic fuel plant in Crescent, Okla., to protect workers from plutonium radiation. Today, attorneys for the estate of Miss Silkwood planned to ask the Supreme Court to order a federal trial on charges the civil rights of the nuclear laboratory analyst were violated. The case was originally filed in 1976. It accused Kerr McGee executives and security personnel of conspiring to violate Miss Silkwood's civil rights and those of her associates in the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union. Court testimony indicated a week before her death, Miss Silkwood and. her apartment were contaminated with plutonium, a highly radioactive and cancer- causing substance. Specific civil rights violations alleged in the suit include "wiretapping, surveillance, harassment, interference with freedom of association with co-workers and the media and interference with freedom to travel on interstate highways." The case was dismissed in 1978 by U.S. District Judge Frank G. Theis, who concluded the Civil Rights Act did not apply. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court, although it agreed with Silkwood estate lawyers that labor unions are a protected class under civil rights law. The appellate panel concluded the law covers only union members who can show their rights were violated because of mere passive membership in a union, rather than because of their organizing activities. Daniel Sheehan, chief counsel for the Silkwood estate, argued, "This ruling entirely ignores the fact that class-based discriminations are almost always directed against the most active members of an unpopular class." He said the Silkwood, estate will ask the justices to settle the question of civil rights law protection for union members and to clear the way for a trial of the suit. In a separate case stemming from the death of Miss Silkwood, a federal jury in , 1979 found Kerr McGee Corp. liable for the radioactive contamination of Miss Silkwood and her home. The court ordered the company to pay $10.5 million in damages. Kerr McGee has appealed that decision, which is pending before the 10th Circuit in Denver. CHEATED People who insist on getting the best of everything in this life are likely to feel cheated. Figuring out where you want to go way before you start will save lots of vaulable time. GOP Mayors Backing Reagan's Economic Plan LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPI) The nation's Republican mayors are backing President Reagan's economic program and say their Democratic opponents are sore losers who haven't gotten over Reagan's election. Several dozen GOP mayors at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors met Sunday behind closed doors and later reported they had unanimously adopted by voice vote a resolution supporting Reagan's economic plan calling for a companion package of budget and tax cuts. "We are convinced that the president is on the right track," said Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Richard L. Berkley. The mayors, whose five-day meeting ends Wednesday, were scheduled to hear from Rep. Jim Jones, D-Okla., chairman of the House Budget Committee, at a session today on Reagan's proposed spending cuts. Also on hand to meet the mayors was Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr., the highest ranking Reagan Administration official at the conference. Following Sunday's endorsement, Republican Mayor Richard Hudnut of Indianapolis led the attack on the Democrats, saying they overlooked Reagan's landslide election and "are still licking their wounds from Nov. 4." Mayor James Inhofe of Tulsa, Okla., denounced the Democratic mayors who have criticized Reagan's proposals at the conference, specifically naming Mayors Henry Maier of Milwaukee, Lee Alexander of Syracuse, N.Y., and conference chairman Richard Hatcher of Gary, Ind. Inhofe said they were "very partisan" mayors who "don't like President Reagan." One mayor who voted in favor of the resolution to back thfc president's economic package indicated later he did so with some reservation. "From a personal viewpoint I pick and choose," said Mayor Theodore D. Mann of Newton, Mass. He said that despite its affluent reputation, Newton has a jobless rate of up to 7 percent and 4,000 families below the poverty line. Mann said he supported the general direction of the president's plan but also wanted a job training program to replace the public service jobs programs Reagan plans to eliminate. Maier led the anti-Reagan criticism, saying proposed cuts could lead to urban violence this summer. Maier also demanded an apology from the White House for allegedly snubbing Hatcher — a persistent Reagan critic — by excluding him from recent meetings with the president to discuss the administration's urban policies. Reagan domestic adviser Rich Williamson assured all the mayors they would be consulted on national urban policy. As the GOP members met privately Sunday, the Democrats met under Alexander's leadership, and he urged them to support several key resolutions at Wednesday's closing session. One policy resolution was introduced by Republican Mayor Richard E. Carver of Peoria, 111., but was amended at the urging of Democrats to call for a mandatory pass-through of federal urban aid funds, which Reagan wants to funnel through state governments. Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson appealed to his Democratic colleagues to support a resolution calling for the extension of the current version of 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Reagan Administration has suggested amending the law, a move that Jackson said would be a "grievous, horrendous error." to say that this nuclear path is a path of insanity and we're not going to take it," Kennedy saw, calling on the crowd to unite and "dismantle the dynamos of the nuclear industry." '.'In the 1960s," Kennedy said, "people thought it was possible that we would reach for the moon. In the 1980s, I call upon us to reach for the sun." It was the right day to promote solar energy. The mercury soared past the , 100-degree mark beneath dear, sun-drenched skies. The youthful crowd heard the music, and the message, via a solar-powered public-address system. Performers included Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Nicolette Larsen, Kenny Rankin, Graham Nash, Stephen Mills. "We have to move away from nuclear power to resources that are safe, abundant and harmonious with nature," Miss Davis said in her brief statement, adding that she has "learned to disagree" with her father on the nuclear energy issue. "It's an issue my father and I disagree on," she said, "but it's a friendly disagreement. My father is very aware of the potential dangers of nuclear power but he has faith in American technology making it safe. "I'm sure he knows of our gathering today and I don't think the fact that my father and I disagree is the issue. My major concern is that each of these nuclear power plants is Tobacco Industry Cites Mistake In Cancer Study WASHINGTON (UPI) The Tobacco Institute says a mathematical error makes invalid a Japanese study that found wives of cigarette smokers were more likely to develop lung cancer than wives of non-smokers. The association of U.S. cigarette manufacturers quoted a memorandum from Professor Nathan Mantel of the Biostatistics Center at George Washington University saying that a whole number, instead of its square root, was wrongly used at an important point in the calculations. "Much more careful analysis of the data would be needed before it can be claimed that a passive effect of smoking has been clearly established," concluded Mantel, co-developer of the test for statistical significance used in the study. "When the error is corrected," said the institute, "there is not a generally accepted level of statistical significance." "I must tell you that we regard this discovery of an arithmetical error as very grave," Tobacco Institute Chairman Horace Kornegay said in a telegram to Japan's National Cancer Center Research Institute, a sponsor of the study. Dr. Takeshi Hirayama of the institute reported Jan. 17 in the British Medical Journal that his research showed wives of heavy smokers had a higher risk of developing lung cancer than wives of nonsmokers. Hirayama said he found a statistically significant relationship between the amount the husbands smoked and the mortality from cancer of their non-smoking wives. "A number of scientists questioned this report' at the outset," Kornegay said. "Their concern has been confirmed by the discovery of an arithmetical error in Dr. Hirayama's paper which invalidates his claim of a high level of statistical significance." Kornegay said Dr. Alvan Feinstein of Yale University and Dr. Chris Tsokos of the .University of South Florida verified Mantel's finding. "Dr. Hirayama's findings were accepted as fact and widely reported in the U.S. news media," Kornegay said. "As a result, many people may have been misled and unduly alarmed, and in some instances this report was used to support legislation for smoking bans and other restrictions. "We hope this case will serve as an example of the need for careful review of scientific work before findings are reported and publicized." UNSURE FOOTING All the world's a stage-and some folks try to put on' a Grandstand event with side-show ability. only three miles from a major earthquake fault." Steve Sulkes, the executive director the event, said Survival Sunday IV and the three that preceded it were "a plea for help." "Today we sent a message loud and clear across this country and around the world," Sulkes said. "A message of hope and love. A message that says 'Help America survive, end the nucf.' No nukes is a call to patriotism and we should all be proud of it." And just in case anyone missed the message of the event itself, a Western Union booth was set up at the amphitheater entrance where, for $2 per telegram, supporters could dash off one of four prepared wires to President Reagan. The speakers and entertainers focused mainly on the "imminent licensing" of California's Diablo Canyon nuclear plant and the proposed addition at the San Onofre nuclear plant of two more stations. Both plants have come under heavy criticism for being close to major earthquake faults and for lack of adequate evacuation plans in the event of a nuclear accident. There were several pleas for a blockade and civil disobedience at the entrance of the nuclear power stations if they are given permission "to go online." But Miss Davis said there was a limit to how far she would carry her protest. "I would like to make sure that Diablo Canyon and San Onofre are not licensed," she said, "But I don't want to wind up in jail. I will talk about it in the future. LANCASTER, Pa. (UPI) Three Lancaster County men, including two paramedics, lost their lives in the successful rescue of an 8-year-old boy 'Who had fallen into an abandoned septic tank filled with a poisonous gas. The boy, Benjamin Walker of Lancaster, remained in critical condition today after being overcome Saturday by what authorities suspect was methane gas in a 12-foot deep abandoned septic tank used as a dump for leaves and grass cuttings by his family, said a Hershey Medical Center spokeswoman. Autopsies showed that the two paramedics -Bruce Ditlow, 24, of Lancaster, and Kevin Weatherlow, 23, of Willow Street -and fireman Jeffrey Jones, 18, of Lancaster, who were overcome by fumes and died in the effort to save Walker, police said. Lancaster County Coroner Whitlaw M. Show listed the cause of the deaths as asphyxiation due to noxious gas. He said methane, an odorless gas generated by the decomposing grass clippings, was suspected. "It's been a severe shock to us to have this unit, which is a very good emergency medical unit, wiped out," Show said. A fourth man, fireman Robert Mark Rhineer, 18, of Lancaster, was in serious but stable condition at Lancaster General Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. Show said that because of the odorless quality of the gas, no one realized what was happening until it was too late. The incident began about 4:30 p.m. when Walker and his older brother Christopher removed a manhole cover from the cistern to dump grass cuttings into it. Walker accidentally dropped a lawnmower bag into the tank on his parents' property and climbed down a ladder to retrieve it. Walker collapsed. Ditlow was the first into the tank. Ditlow then collapsed and Weatherlow went himself, Show said. Walker was hoisted out and Jones climbed in after the two rescue workers. Jones collapsed, Show said, but Rhineer managed to grab an air hose fed to him', saving his life. It was only about 10 minutes before he was hauled out, but it took rescuers nearly two hours to get the paramedics and firemen out. Ditlow and Weatherlow, described as "highly dedicated" paramedics by several colleagues, had been best friends since high school, said Jacque Kramer, 22, a neighbor of Ditlow's and the volunteer firefighter who pulled Ditlow from the cistern. GLIMPSES: Connie Berman, Doily Parton's official biographer and new executive editor of Forum magazine, says she was born to journalism — in Media, Pa ... Denver oilman Marvin Davis now is sole owner of 20th Century Fox Film Corp., thus becoming the first movie mogul since , Hollywood's golden era of Sam Goldwyn, Harry Cohn and the Warner Brothers. The takeover by Davis, for a reported $722 million, ended 46 years of public ownership for the company ... Dame Ninette de Valois, founder of Britain's Royal Ballet, is in New York to attend the Monday opening of the company's 50th anniversary season at the Metropolitan Opera starting Monday ... Actor Philip Anglim stars in Eugene O'Neill's early play "Welded," which opened Saturday for a limited run at Columbia University in New York. We'll trade you a Washington and a Roosevelt for 100 Lincolns! BRING US 100 PENNIES AND WE'LL GIVE YOU $1.10 We're giving one dollar and ten cents for every 100 pennies you bring in to any of our 26 close-to-you offices. The penny shortage is critical, but with your help Central Counties is going to help alleviate the shortage. It's another way of showing we care about the communities we're a part of! SPECIAL OFFER ENDS JUNE 19th. YOUR CHOICE You may not Ije able to have your own way, but at least you can keep out of the way of others. central bank WE PUT IT ALL TOGETHER FOR YOU Member of FDIC Serving Blair, Centre, Clinton, Mlfflln and Union Counties Blair County Office Locations: Broad Ave., Cricket Field, Eldorado, Eleventh Ave., Junlata, Park Hills, Pleasant Valley, Hollldaysburg, Roaring Spring, Tyrone.