The Daily News from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1978 · Page 2
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, February 22, 1978
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PAGE 2^-tHE DAILY NEWS, Huntingdon, Mount Union and Sdxteh, Pa., February 22, 1978 — Obituaries — Mary A. Black Frederick J. Mrs. Mary A. Black, 71, of Three Springs, died 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1978, at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, where she had been a patient for two days. • She was born on Dec. 3,1906, in Saltillo, the daughter of Harry and Lilly (Wagner) Arnold. She was married to Glenn Black on May 17, 1923, at Hagerstown, Md., by the Rev. Parker Gardner. She is survived by her husband, two sisters, and one brother. They are Mrs. Charles (Mabel) Kough of Three Springs R.D., Miss Ruth Arnold of Shade Gap, and Henry Arnold of Robertsdale. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. One brother ^and one sister preceded her in death, as did Four children. She was a member of the Cromwell United Bible Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 1978, from the Cromwell United Bible Church, Three Springs R.D. The Rev. Theodore R. Bowers, her pastor, will officiate and interment will be made in the Saltillo Cemetery. Friends may call at the Robert 1. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, and at the church from 12:30 until the hour of services on Friday. Marie S. Kelley Funeral services were held yesterday for Marie S. Kelley of 208 Llyswen Court, Altoona, who died at 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, 1978, in Altoona Hospital after a brief illness. She was born June 4,1891, in Huntingdon, the daughter of Gavin H. and Annie (Heffner) Stewart. She married Walter H. Kelley on August 8,1923. Surviving are her husband, one son, Robert S. of Altoona, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Kelley was a member of the Second United Presbyterian Church of Altoona and the Olivet Society of the church. She was a piano teacher in Altoona for many years, and served as organist for the St. Paul Lutheran Church and First Church of Christ for 21 years. Edna Williams Mrs. Edna Williams, Bisbee, Ariz., formerly of Saxton, died at 11 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1978 in Copper Queen Hospital, Bisbee. She was born March 6, 1916, in Saxton, a daughter of George R. and Maltida J. (Metzgar)Carbaugh, and was twice married, first to Harlow Hackett, who died, and then to Carl Williams. Surviving are her husband, four step-children and six brothers and sister, Mrs. Eunice Hoffsker of Altoona, Mrs. Helen C. Hileman of Claysburg, Emerson of St. Thomas and Mrs. Donna Isett, Ralph and George of Saxton. Mrs. Williams was a member of the United Church of Christ, Saxton. Norman Wakefield Norman Ross Wakefield, 614 E. Tennessee Ave., New Port Ritchey, Fla., a native- of Huntigdon County, died at 2:15 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, 1978 in the New Port Ritchey Hospital after an extended illness. Wakefield retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad as a ganeral foreman in 1962 after 46 years of service. He was born in Orbisonia on Feb. 4, 1902, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wakefield. He was twice married, first to Isabelle Marie Russell, who died Jan 6, 1947 and then in 1949 to Sara Wert. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, 19 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, five sisters and a brother. Stouffer Frederick J. Stouffer, 75, of 410 Park Ave., Johnstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 21,1978, at the home of his sister at 828 Washington St., Huntingdon. He had been in failing health for the past two years. He was born on Dec. 6, 1902, in Huntingdon, the son of the late Edgar J. and Viola (Lewis) Stouffer. He married Alvena L. Weight on Sept. 6, 1924. His wife survives. One son, Frederick Stouffer, preceded him in death. Three grandchildren and one great-grandson also survive, as well as one sister, Helen I. Stouffer of Huntingdon. One sister, Betty, is deceased. He was a member of the Moxham Lutheran Church in Johnstown and the Mountain Lodge No. 281 of the F&AM of Altoona. He had over 40 years of service with the Pennsylvania Electric Company, retiring as a purchasing agent. He was educated in the Huntingdon area public schools, and attended Gettysburg College. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, from the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon. The Rev. C. Rayvon Hilliard will officiate, and interment will be made in the Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7 to 9, and on Friday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service. The Mount Moriah Lodge No. 300 of the F & AM will hold memorial services at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 8:00. In lieu of flowers, it is the request of the family that memorial contributions be made to the memorial fund of the Moxham Lutheran Church. J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Belgian Nurse Held For 3 Mercy-Killings GHENT, Belgium (UPI) A Belgian nursirig nun in charge of a hospital ward for the elderly has been charged with three mercy-killings, but a doctor who worked with her says the figure may be more like 30. . The nun, Cecile Bombeke, 44, known as Sister Godfrida of the Apostolic Sisters of St. Joseph, was officially charged last Thursday with killing three patients aged 79 to 87 with insulin injections. She had been head nurse on the elderly ward for the Public Assistance Hospital in nearby Wetteren. But Or. Jean-Paul De Corte, who works at the hospital, said, "Sister Godfrfda's victims could total as many as 30.... The facts about her became evident to some people as far as seven years, ago," but were ignored by the hospital's board. Feb. 21,1978 Admitted Joan B. Leffard, Huntingdon R.D.3. Calvin I.,.,Tedrow, Saxton R.D.I. Mildred V. Shank, 405 Penn St., Huntingdon. William A. Hess, Entriken. Maude H. Lamb, 617 N. Division St., Mount Union. Christopher L. Whalen, 1727 Penn St., Huntingdon. Discharged Sandra Dean, Newton Hamilton. Jane Dixon, Petersburg. Phyllis Hockenberry, Huntingdon R.D.I. Jason Miller, Todd. Charles Varner, Mount Union. Marian Wakefield, 213 S. Tenth St., Huntingdon. Jesse Wileman, C-5 Chestnut Terrace, Mount Union. Council (Cont'd from Page 1) and Farm League coach, said the problem at the playground could be solved by adding a little fill in certain areas and possibly installing some drainage on the first base side, the area which collects the water that rolls off a nearby hill when it rains. Borough Manager Willis Shore added another reason for the borough's decision to improve the playground by itself: it won't have to be confined to specific state guidelines regarding what failities the playground may contain. Last spring, when the consulting firm presented its plan for the playground to be submitted to the state for matching funds, the blueprint did not contain a ballfield, which upset adults affiliated with the Huntingdon Little League and Teener League. A representative from the consulting firm said the ballfield had been deleted because it would not meet state guidelines because of its size, its use by special groups, its "poor 1 orientation to the sun, and so forth. But a compromise was reached soon after. The area where the ballfield was located was to be designated as "open space" on the application — which was, as Shore pointed out last night, a rather dubious way of getting around state guidelines in order to obtain state money, as the "open space" could easily have been converted back to a ballfield after the project was finished. Part of the problem, too, was the cost involved. After the. project had been advertised, council received one bid, from D.W. Miller, Inc., of Huntingdon, at $88,625.50 well over the $68,000 available for'the job in combined state and local finds. On top of the Miller bid was another one for electrical work at $4,200. Council in December rejected the Miller bid, opting to revise the specifications for the playgroufid arid rebid the project. Last night, council member Wanda Meyash, chair of the planning and community development committee, said she had received the revised bidding specifications from Envrionmental Design Associates. She said the only revisions dealt with modifications to the footbridge 1 spanning Muddy run, plus modifications in the network of walkways at the playground, changing their surfaces from macadam to gravel. The consultants, as the borough had requested, had also contained a unit price for each of the 36 line items in the project. Mrs. Meyash said the consultants had recommended that the project be completed by July 15 of this year, adding'that construction would have eliminated any Farm League 'ball at the playground this summer. HYDRO OPPOSED Council went on record last night as opposing the Corps of Engineers' proposed pumped storage hydroelectric facility at Raystown Lake. The motion, which passed unanimously, was based on "the result of researching the testimony presented at public hearings by responsible individuals and commissioners," according to Councilman Tom Meloy. In matters relating to the $1.1 million sanitary sewer extension project in Taylor Highlands and the Orbison Addition, councilman Jamison said that front footage assessments to property owners would be .mailed to them soon. He said council will meet in a workshop next Wednesday to review the assessments, as prepared by Africa Engineering. On Jamison's advice, council voted not to change the project's specifications by adding additional extensions to it, as several property owners had requested. Council's motion said that any extensions could be made only at the property owner's expense, and not until the present project is entirely completed. Council also approved a payment of $45,000 to the project's contractor for work performed in January, as well as the change in the sewer line on properly owned by the Huntingdon Area School District Authority, as has been reported previously by this paper: NO CABLE ORDINANCE Council, by a vote of 4-3, turned down a suggestion from the borough manager that an ordinance be drafted to regular cable TV in Huntingdon. Council last year had requested the borough solicitor to draw up a sample ordinance on the matter for its consideration, but last night council voted not to proceed further with it. Shore said that the ordinance, similar to those of other boroughs, would have protected the present cable TV franchise, Huntingdon TV Cable Co., from encroachment by competing firms, as well as controlling the rates the company could charge customers in the present and future. The ordinance, Shore added, would have permitted council to tax up to three per cent of the company's annual gross income, thereby opening up a new source of revenue for the borough. "The TV franchise could wake up someday and say 'we'll charge $10'," Shore said. "But if we have the ordinance before the fact, it might prevent problems from happening." Snore noted, however, that the $5.50 per month rate charged by the Huntingdon TV Cable Co. is the lowest, along with five other franchises, in the 14 area communities he had surveyed. Voting not to proceed with the cable TV ordinance were Barry Foster, Darlee Black, Charles Jamison and Robert Hearn. Tom Meloy, Wanda Meyash and president Earl F. Rupert voted to go ahead. Councilman Foster said the reason he voted against the ordinance was because the increased costs to the franchise ultimately would be paid by the people. Said Darlee Black: "It's all going to be passed on to the customers, just like every thing else." Both men said Melvin Isett, one of the franchise's owners, had done a lot for the community in terms of public service, and had provided good mechanical service to customers when needed. Arch Project Borough Manager Shpre reported that HUD should be issuing approval for the Portstown Arch widening project by the week of March 8, but noted that a further problem had developed: The project may cost $75,000 more .than the $668,000 available for it in combined federal and state monies., Shore said that, according to Michael Zumpine of Mullin and Lonergan Associates, the borough's consulting firm for the project, test tarings taken recently in the Arch revealed that additional work would have to be performed, requiring the additional $75,000. He said that the extra money now required could possibly eliminate the proposed passive park in what was once Portstown, which had been included as part of the Arch project. Shore informed council that he would be meeting with the Huntingdon County Redevelopment Authority this afternoon to .try to find a way to procure the needed money. What Shore would like to do is get PennDOT to change its classification of Route 26 under the Arch from a federal urban highway (which is a secondary designation) to a federal primary highway (a lop - echelon designation) so that the borough can apply for federal aid to cover the increased costs. Shore said that PennDOT possibly made an error when it classified Route 26 as a secondary highway, because it also designated the South Fourth Street as primary highway. Budget Revisions On Shore's, recommendation, council injected $41,000 into the borough budget for 1978, in this manner: Council carried over an investment from 1977 of $75,000, but owed $25,000 of it to the borough parking authority, as'well as $9,000 earmarked as its 1977 allotment for the West End Playground, leaving $41,000. That was dispersed thus: — Fuel purchases for borough building: $2500. — Maintenance and repair for borough building: $3500. — Part - lime employees: $500. — Regular overtime: $1,000. — Rock salt purchase: $3,000. — vehicle maintenance: $2,000. — Gas and oil: $1,000. . — Snow removal (exlernal help): $15,000. — Snow and ice removal overlime: $3,000. — general insurance liability: $4,000. — Workmen's compensalion: $800. -FICA:$500. — Dump truck reserve: $5,000. Of that $41,500, $21,056.07 has been spent already on snow removal in January alone, Shore said. Anti - Porno Ordinance Council learned last night that it will not have to adopt any kind of ordinance banning pornography in the borough. Instead, the state's new anti - obscenity bill, which went into effect Jan. 1, precludes the borough from having to adopt an ordinance, according to solicitor Warren Yocum. Yocum said the slate law gives municipalities injunctive and proseculorial powers in dealing with attempts by persons to establish pornographic outlets. Odds And Ends In other action, council : — Accepted Ihe bids for a half - ton pickup truck from Montgomery Chevrolet, the lowest of five bidders at $3,995, and accepted the lone bid for 400 tons of asphall for road palching from New Enterprise Slone arid Lime Co. al $17 per ton, or $6,800; — Rejected the sole bid for 5,000 gallons of unleaded gas for police cars from Mark's Bros., Route 22, Huntingdon, at five cents at pump prices. The contract will be rebid; — Approved an extension to April 30 for the operations of the code enforcement office, as Ihe conlractors on five rehabilitation projects have been prevented from completing their work because of bad weather; — Heard a report from Wanda Meyash to the effect thai her commiltee has nol yet devised a recommendation for the future of the borough planning commission, but is continuing to look into the matter; — Made a resolution asking PennDOT to open the Fourth Street Bridge to two - way traffic during the time the Pprstown Arch is being widened. Council learned that PennDOT was "not necessarily receptive" to the idea of allowing two - way passage for autos and light trucks, but would give the request "every consideration;" — Learned from councilman Darlee Black that his highway committee would have a recommendation at the next council meeting for dealing with the problem of excess water on Emmet Avenue between 30th and 3ist Streets, and that townhouse developer Albert Saunders would support what council proposes; In addition, council listened The Daily Newt published doily al 32$ P«nn $1., Huntingdon, Pa. P/ic«d 15 centi per copy. Second clou pouofle paid 01 Huntingdon, Penng. 16452- ARE YOU PROTICTIP? Join Now Huntingdon County Motor Club 2I2-4ASI., ft. 643-1Q30 to complaints from Edwin Elder, 1830 Washington St., about what he said was the lack of snow removal al the convergence of Mifflln and Eighth streels and Ihe numerous polholes on Mifflin and Washington slreels. "City streels represenl one of Ihe biggesl inyeslments people have," he said, "and I don't think their managcmenl and repair are adequate." Borough manager Shore said the borough has been patching polholes for a week and lhal me borough has a work schedule for palching and snow removal, noling that the mountains of snow in municipal parking lots would be the next to go. "A lot of • people Ihink' Hunlingdon's streels are very good, compared lo pasl years, "Shore said. Altending the meeting, aside from the seven council members and Shore, were Mayor M.H. DeForrest, Solicitor Warren Yocum, Engineer Curtis Yocum, Borough Secretary Don Leffard and 12 citizens. Meany Rejecting Free Trade BAL HARBOUR, Fla. (UPI) — To George Meany, "protectionism" no longer is a dirly word. The American Labor Movemenl has traditionally supported free Irade, bul the AFL-CIO president now says we are the only free Iraders left. Because thai is costing American workers jobs. Meany and other leaders of the AFL-CIO feel Ihe lime has come lo lurn things around. The AFL-CIO Executive Council approved a policy stalemenl Tuesday calling on Congress lo pass legislation on a piecemeal basis lo limil imports from countries thai pay low wages and where Ihe governmenl subsidizes produclion. II also levied a legislative atlack on American-based mullinalional corporalions, which have been exempl from taxes on profits made in overseas operations. In an effort to keep such companies in this country, the council said it wants Congress to place a tax on all profits of • such firms. The executive council was not scheduled to meet today and members were turning their attention to the AFL- CIO's political action arm, COPE. The council resumes its work on Thursday. At a news conference, Meany said the United States' current trade policy will slowly convert the country into a service industry nation, inslead of a major manufacluring nalion. "If all of our manufacluring is going lo overseas, then we're going lo be reduced lo shining one anolher's shoes, lhal's all,"Meany said. "We feel lhal Ihe time has come when we should no longer look at the word 'proteclionism' as a bad word," Meany said. "We are looking for proleclion." He noted Ihe United Slates no longer competes wilh Ihe old European cartels, but instead, with multinational corporations, most of which are American controlled. "We are sort of sitting back, Simon-pure, and saying, 'Well, we are for free Irade, 1 " he said. "We can'l be for free Irade anymore. We have lo be for fair Irade. We have to be for trade thai gives Ihe American consumer, the American manufaclurers and. Ihe American workers an even | break." ' With Far*Reaching Consequences Court Will Rule On Imports From Japan WASHINGTON (UPI) The Supreme Court, stepping into a case with' far-reaching world trade implications, agreed today to rule whether the Treasury must impose special duties on imported Japanese television sets and other electronic products. The justices will hear arguments this spring on Zenith Radio Corp.'s appeal claiming countervailing duties are needed to offset certain domestic commodity taxes Which Japan rebates to exporters of Japanese elec- • Ironic products. The company says the Japanese system gives the exporters an indirect subsidy and an unfair advantage over domestic manufacturers. The government says a ruling requiring the special levy in addition to regular tariffs would reduce U.S. negotiating flexibility in'forth- coming multilateral trade talks, risk "retaliatory action from pur trading partners" and raise consumer prices. Many ' European countries have a similar system, recognized in the General Neary Gives Insight Into H.B.&I. "It doesn't just happen"was the statement made yesterday by Art Neary as he described to the Huntingdon Rotary Club the history of organizing and funding of Huntingdon Business and Industry. After an introduction by his friend and business partner Richard Endres, Neary, the third president of II.B. & I. explained the effort and lime that was devoted to the establishment of this organization which has been successful in bringing and retaining so many, jobs for this area including efforts in Petersburg, Alexandria and Mount Union. An admittedly naive foursome of "country boys" set our for New York amid an historic snowstorm to sell their town, in the early sixties and, although they, were ,unsuccessful on their first time out the monument to their eventual success stands on what was once the Longsiding Development Co. Tract now known as the Huntingdon Industrial Park. The Huntingdon Business and Industry past president feels that although there are hundreds of other communities out stumping for their areas with money and land the margin of difference in Huntingdon has been the "productivity of our labor pool." Although we have had a large degree of success Neary cautioned that we must be looking to the future to attract new industry and to constantly try to improve such detriments as our Portstown arch. He also pointed out that at this time we are advertising, in the New York Times and trying to remain alert to all referrals for possible new industries for our area. Mike Christy, vice president of Reeves Parvin was received into the club at the meeting held yesterday at the Hotel Penn Hunt. Dick Albert and Chris Umble were guests at the weekly meeting. AN EXPENSIVE FUNERAL DOESN'T ALWAYS FULFILL A FAMILY'S NEEDS Nor does an inexpensive funeral. Today, a great deal of attention is being given to funeral costs. It is as if to say that price alone determines a funeral's meaning to each family. Thoughtful people will recognize that it does not. Throughout civilized history, the funeral has been a personal expression of human devotion and respect. If a funeral is conducted according tp a formula that offends a family's sense of proportion and dignity, it fails in its purpose, regardless of how much or how little it may cost. For 113 years, Brown's has adhered to an uncompromising standard of service that respects the individuality and dignity of each family and honors its freedom of choice. And in that tradition, we quote and explain our funeral charges in advance over the phone, to everyone who request; it, and answer all other questions as fully as possible. JohnB. Brown FUNERAL HOME Funtrol Plrtrtor» Sjncv IMS 41? Wo*hlno,ton St., Huntingdon Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, called a "value-added" lax. Industry groups argued (ho case could have a substantial economic impact on domestic producers who have been suffering from import competition. Its direct impact will be limited, however, by Japan's recent agreement to voluntarily hold clown color television exports to the United States to 1.75 million a year, compared with 2.D4 million sets in the first half of 1977. Virtually all radios and tape recorders sold in this country in 1976 were produced abroad. Imports captured <>!> percent of the phonograph and high fidelity component market and more than 70 percent of the black-and-white television set market by l!)7(i, while imports increased their share of color television con sumption to iHi.fvpercenl. Zenith announced last year that to remain competitive il is moving much of its television ass e rn h I y operations to Mexico and Taiwan and closing a Lansdale. Pa., color piclurelube factory. Zenith charged in this case that a section of the Tariff Act of I9ii() was being violated because Japan imposes a "commodity lax" on imports of specific electronic products such as television receivers and tubes, radio-phonograph combinations and tape recorders, but exempts the same products from the tax when they are exported. Yablonski Trial Tab Is $750,000 WASHINGTON, Pa. (UPI) - The Yablonski murder case has cost Pennsylvania and Washington County nearly $750,000 so far, according to Washington County Controller Frank Mascara. Mascara said his county would have had lo raise real estate taxes if il had to foot the entire bill. However, the state will pay most of Ihe costs. The prosecution expenses ranged from a haircut for a convicted murderer lo a 45-room motel wing for prosecution staff and witnesses, as well as the housing and feeding of six .juries in three counties. "It's still taxpayers' dollars and it's gelling out of hand," said Mascara, a crilic of the spending of Richard Spraguc, the special prosecutor. Eight persons confessed or were convicted in the deaths of Joseph "Jock" Yablonski, his wife and daughter in December 1963 before the trail led to former United Mine Workers president W. A. "Tony" Boyle. Boyle was tried twice and convicted twice of first degree murder in the. case. A Delaware County Court jury handed down the second verdict lasl Saturday. Mascara said he agreed justice must be done, bul said "I don'l believe the courts should spend thai kind of money." Sprague was quick lo reply to Mascara. "Thai controller out there (Mascara) is a disgusting example of a public official who uses the public's dislike for having lo pay costs as a grandstand from which he can make a lot of noises for his own personal and political advantage." said Sprague. "And it's about time the public reali/ed he's not doing anything bul trying lo get himself a lot of publicity. He's been ail interference all along. Checks bounced because they didn't come through from him on time. He has been an impediment and a disgrace." Schweiker Contract WASHINGTON (UPI) U.S. Sen. Richard S. Schweiker, R-Pa., has urged the Navy lo accept a proposal by Boeing Vertol. Co. of Ridley Township. Delaware County, Pa., to modify 273 Sea Knight- model Navy helicopters. The modification work, for which Boeing Vertol sub- milted a bid, currently is being performed at the Naval Air Rework Facility at Cherry Point, N.C. Boeing Vertol's bid, Schc weiker said, would cost the government no more than the net cost of Ihe Navy's "in- house" work. In a letter to Assislaril Navy Secretary Edward Hidalgo, which was released Sunday, Schweiker said Boeing Vertol "is one of only a small number of companies with Ihe capacity to produce military helicopters." 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