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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, May 16, 1981
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Obituaries Judy Eichelberger Judy Eichelb'erger Claycomb, 39, of 135 W. Maxwell St., Mount Union, was dead on arrival at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, at 5:25 p.m. .Friday. May 15, 1981. Death was the result of injuries sustained in a three - vehicle accident on South Division Street, Mount Union, at 4:25 p.m. Friday. Funeral- arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced in The Daily News by the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union. Kathleen E, Berkheimer Kathleen E. Berkheimer, 58, of Hollidaysburg R. D. 3, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, May 15, 1981 in the Altoona Hospital. Born Jan. 21, 1923 in Petersburg, she was the daughter of William G. and Rebecca (YoUng) Stewart. She was united in marriage to Cloyd E. Berkheimer on Jan. 28, 1943. Her husband sur• vives. ' . She is also survived by: a daughter, Mrs. Wilber (Arlene) Skipper Jr. of Mapleton Depot; a brother, William G. Stewart Jr. of Petersburg R. D. 1; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Lois) Culbertson of Huntingdon R. D. 2; and two grandchildren. -Claudia and Eric Skipper. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Petersburg R.D. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the Robert I. Grove Funeral Home, Alexandria, with the Rev. Clifford Chew officiating. Interment will be made in Mooresville Cemetery, Petersburg R. D. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service. Walter H. Funk Walter H. Funk, 75, of Box 9, Mount Union R. D. 2, died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 1981 at his home. Death was unexpected. He was born July 22, 1905 in Alexandria. He was united in marriage to Mary E. Suders on Nov. 6, 1926. His wife survives. daughter, Mrs. Harry" (Sara Jane) Biemesderfer of Mount Union R. D., three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Two children preceded him in death. He was of the Protestant faith. He retired in 1970 as owner of a tavern business. Prior to that he had been employed at North American Refractories, Mount Union. He had an avid interest in baseball and had played in various leagues in Huntingdon County. Funeral services will be held Monday,. May 18, at 1 p.m. at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Thomas A. Maurer officiating. Interment will be made in the Mount Union IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service. LeonC. Eichelberger • Leon C. Eichelberger Jr., 16, of 135 W. Maxwell St., Mount Union, was dead on arrival at J.C, Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, at 5:25 p.m. Friday, May 15, 1981. Death was the result of injuries sustained in a three vehicle accident on South Division St., Mount Union, at 4:25 p.m. Friday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced in The Daily News by the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union. Three Injured In Route 22 Crash Friday Three persons were injured in a two - vehicle accident at 5:40 p.m. Friday at the intersection of U.S. Routes 22 and 522 near Mount Union. , John E. Clark, R.D. 1, Box 95, McVeytown, and Lewis Horoan, R.D. 1, Box CH35, Reedsville, Mifflin County, were treated at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, and released following the 'accident yesterday. No details were available on the extent of their injuries. According to state police at the Lewistown barracks, Clark, operating a 1974 Chrysler, was westbound on BQute 22 and attempted to mjke a left turn onto Route 52JJ in front of 3 lty$i Ford sggan, operated by Homan, J,C, Memorial Hospital Challenge Seasoned jurists Admitted ' Susan Lynn, 19 Riverside Dr., Mount Union. v Thelma Scott, Shlrleysburg ft D . • .. Gabriel Stever, Huntingdon R.D. 2. John Hoover, Saxton R.D. Jody Leonard, Mount.Unlon R.D.I. ' Glenn Boonie, Pe.tersburg R.D. ,; Discharged Robert Clark, BOx 67, Broad Top. Richard A. Eklns Jr.,'. 5 Birch Rd.,Andover, N.J. Gilbert Endres, P. 0. Box 124, Calvin. Julius Inch, R.,D. 1, Box 142, Mount Union. • Agnes Knight, 617 Washington St., Huntingdon. Matthew Krause, P. 0. Box 345, Orbisonia. Savannah Matthews, 31 E. Fulton St., Wood. Sonya Runk, 101 Crawford Apts..Huntingdon. Emanuel Swarey, Star Route, Box 7, Allensvllle. Mary Walters. P. 0. Box 6, Huntingdon. Travis Yocum, 105 Crawford Apts., Huntingdon. Births William and Susan Lynn of 19 Riverside Drive, Mount Union, are the proud parents of a baby girl born Friday, May 15, 1981 in the J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Young Candidates Seek Appeals Court Offices HARRISBURO (UPli This year's appeals court election has attracted a Significant number of young hopefuls who lack experience as' judges challenging seasoned candidates with years of experience on the bench. Of 23 candidates for Supreme 1 , Superior and, Commonwealth court vacancies in the May i§ primary, six are under 40 years of age and have no experience as judges and, comparatively speaking; «less public affairs. In contrast, 14 of the 23 candidates have been elected to judgeships or have been confirmed by the state Senate as appointed judges. The youngest candidate of all, John McLane, 32, a Scranton attorney, is given a good shot by.experts at winning . a .nomination 1 to the Superior Court because he has won the No. 1 position on both party primary ballots. McLane does have a unique experience: he was a top assistant to former Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Eagen. Several of McLane's opponents have judicial experience of at least 10 years, including Beaver County Judge James Rowley; Luzerne County Judge Peter Paul Olszewski; and Montgomery County Judge Vincent Clrlllo. And two interim Superior Court judges running tor election to their posts, Rfchard DiSalle and Donald Wleand, have 12 and 15 years experience, respectively, on county and statewide courts, Some of His opponents have criticized McLane for running for such an important statewide court seat with no judicial experience. But McLane says his work under Eagen gave him the experience needed for the bench. "Having worked In the appellate courts for' five years, I have gained a working knowledge of the vast area of law with which appellate courts work and of the manner in which to reform the entire court system and, particularly, the Superior Court," he says. . \ McLane also claims he can bring "a common sense approach" to issues facing the court. Other young candidates in the Superior Court race .include: Michael .Bart, 33, of Luzerne Countyj - Robert Cohen, 38, of Montgomery County; Lewis Wetzel, 38, of Luzerne County, and Carl Yost, 37, of Monroe County. James aeddes, 39, of Luzerne, County, is a candidate 'tor commonwealth Court. Yost stresses his "ver* satility and varied background" and his independence as a candidate who has not sought, nor been offered, major political endorsements. "By : being a rural country lawyer", township supervisor, auctioneer and farmer, f am In' constant touch with everyday 'common sense people," Yost says. Wetzel claims he would be able to render fair decisions because he too is not endorsed for election. ' " "1 am honest and, while the fact that I am an unendorsed candidate .without the backing of any particular interest group, I feel that this factor makes me most likely to render unbiased judgments," he says. Cohen claims he has "a good handle" on society's problems, as well as "tem- perment and understanding, which is what the voters want in their judges."Geddes says he offers "independence and youth to the campaign," along with experience in dealing with appellate courts as a lawyer. Spaceship Completes Docking MOSCOW (UPI) - A Romanian and a Soviet cosmonaut successfully docked their Soyuz-40 space capsule with the orbiting Salyut-6 space station, where two Soviet colleagues awaited them, a Western space expert said. An experienced Western space watcher, who did not want his name used, placed the docking at between 3:30 p.m and 4:30 p.m. EDT Friday, when he heard the two crews , discussing , temperatures and pressures. (•u,( i f, i l | t.'WASia w v.ei;yi fS Eelaxed.atc mosphere and everything seemed quite normal," he said. The Tass news agency had no immediate official announcement of the docking. The listener explained discussion of temperature rather than speed or distance indicated the capsule was already in the dock and the arrivals preparing,to transfer to the station. _• ' Veteran spaceman Leonid Popov, 35, commanded the Soyuz-40 capsule that blasted off from the Baikonur spacedrome Thursday night. His flight engineer was Romanian Dumitru Prunariu, 28, his .country's first spaceman, Popov had been back on Earth only ,215 days since completing a 185-day record sojourn in space with Soyuz-35 crewmate Valery Ryumin. Western and Socialist bloc sources both said the Popov-Prunariu team seemed a last-minute choice after the launching of their capsule had been delayed by unexplained problems. "Its safe to say that something went wrong that necessitated changing the flight crew," one space watcher said.'. The official Tass news agency said the team would return after one week In space. The two linked up with Vladimir Kovalyonok and Viktor Savinykh, who have lived in their 200-mlle-hlgh space station since March 12, carrying out observations of the Earth's surface and conducting biological experiments, with emphasis on changes in the human system caused by space life. The launching of the Romanian marks the end of the initial stage of the In- tercosmos space program run by the Soviets to train cosmonauts from the Eastern European nations. which was eastbound on Route n. Police said the two vehicles collided in the eastbound lane of Route 22. Panjei. c. Forshey, 3ox 187, Newton Hamilton, a passenger in the Clark vehicle, was also injured bijt refused treatment. The Mount Union Volunteer Fire Co., which had been on the scene of a fatal accident in Mount Union Borough, responded to the alarm at 5:40 p.rn. Friday. * state police reported moderate damage to both the Clark vehicle a»d tie'Woman A Couple Of Exceptions Ideologies Similar For Court Candidates HARRISBURG (UPI) The election Tuesday for nominations to the . appeals courts attracted 23' candidates, and they hold remarkably similar views on, many issues, a middle-of-the- road characteristic not uncommon in American politics. If the candidates as a group lean one way or the other, it is to the conservativism enunciated by voters in 1980's' election of Ronald Reagan. *_• But '- -two. --candidates, ^t^nWe^fs ^l^it^l? from the pack. And although they are given little chance of winning, their more pronounced cpn- servative and liberal views, respectively, illustrate the range of opinion on issues in the 1981 election. Yost, 37, a resident of Kunkletown, Monroe County, listed "rural country lawyer" as his occupation, and indeed exemplified the individualism preached by conservatives and by many in the Republican Party. "I am a totally independent candidate," he said. "I am not backed by the state political committees and labor unions. I have not gone hat in hand to these organizations. I am my own man." Yost hastened to point out his .true grit backround as a working auctioneer and Eldred Twp. board of supervisors member, former Army Infantryman, schoolteacher and Monroe County register of wills. Yost's conservative views were clearly expressed in his opinion of capital punishment, which he strongly favored as a deterrent to crime and as insurance ' against lenient parole guidelines. "Those executed never commit murder or other crimes. The dead have never become repeat offenders. Their days of crime are over for good. The death penalty Is much cheaper than life in prison. It is the decent law-abiding citizen who pays the bill," he said. Yost, a graduate of East Stroudsburg State College and Temple University law school, blamed poor home life, TV violence, lack of school discipline and alcohol and drugs for crime, which he called the biggest threat to a peaceful, productive society. He vilified "endless appeals" by criminal defendants, and said that "loopholes" should be closed to guard against criminals going free on technicalities. And Yost was a strong believer in free enterprise, commenting, "governmental regulation, red-tape and interference have proven themselves ih'tliepast to be problems"-'of inflation, and unemployment." . In contrast to the conservative country barrister, Wetzel, 38, of Wilkes-Barre, is a liberal city lawyer and ex- public defender, although he agreed in his opposition to too much government interference in the economy. Wetzel was opposed to the death penalty, equating the imposition of a death sentence by the state with the commission of murder by a criminal. He agreed with Yost that TV violence caused crime, but put more emphasis on his belief that it was provoked by societal leaders, such as political figures and commercial advertisers, who raised false expectations and frustration. Rather than punishment, Wetzel believed rehabilitation should be promoted as a penal system. "It is simply too expensive to .permit vengeance to dominate our penal system. It is inhuman and degrading to criminals and ourselves to let retribution govern," he said. Wetzel, a graduate of Lafayette College and Dickinson Law School, also denounced the notion that "loopholes" in the law were allowing criminals to walk free. "While a few criminals benefit from 'loopholes, 1 the actual goal is that innocent individuals be protected from particular incursions into their daily lives by law enforcement officers within protected areas of human rights,"Wetzel said. '". (Cont'd from Page 1) , the relicensing, if they were taken at all) the.staff of the commission, completed successful negotiations on two of the four projects, Safe Harbor and Holtwood, and Executive Director Bob Bielo reported to the commission that York Haven's owners are now showing some interest in resolving problems in this way. Want Continuous Flow The critical issue at Conowingo Is the commission's insistence that there be some continuous minimum release from that project, because downstream flow is necessary to maintain and improve the aquatic habitat. Conowingo's owners insist ' that periodic interrupted flows are sufficient to keep the fish alive in the tailrace and refuse (apparently) to look further downstream. Bielo asked for authorization from the commission to continue to meet with Conowingo representatives to try to reslove the issue through further amendments to the Nov. 8 flow release schedule adopted by the company, for that project. Weston, saying that his 7:0019:35 KOBERTSDALE REALITY Theatre "Coal Mintn Daughter" PS BDKTIHfiDON DRIVE-IN THEATRE HUNTINGDON, PA, 34 HR. ANSWERING SERVICE PHONE 643-0790 Friday • Saturday • Sunday Hard hat day* and honky-tonk nighty. patience was at- an end! corfiffientelJ" Bltlefiyv "the' 1 attitude lhai this fiver Can be turned on 'and turned orf is not acceptable, No/ electric cortipany owns the susquehanYid River, and they certainly don't own it below th'eirdam." Peach Bottom Plan On another matter, the commission noted that the proposal to use storage from Conowingo as a resource for the Peach fiottom facility, while still not acceptable in its present form, did conform in principle to the requirements of the SRBC comprehensive plan. After some parliamentary fencing, commission members agreed to adopt a two page s memorandum prepared by Bielo as the commission's position.(as the sense of the commission), to transmit that to the company, and to have staff prepare a final document with more specific figures and language on the make - up procedures to be used. Dash Coal Discharge Project reviews included five applications from New York state and three from Pennsylvania on which, the commission agreed to accept the state reviews as sufficient. One of the Pennsylvania projects was from Dash Coal Company for discharge of water into a public reservoir on Great Trough Creek, a tributary of the Raystown Branch. The company must put up a $67,125 performance bond to assure adequate water supply to the persons who might be, affected by their project. " The commission also ap-' proved its annual $10,500 in lieu - of - tax payment to local taxing authorities in Harrisburg, agreed to hold its June meeting in Maryland and its September session in New York, and offered praise to former federal commissioner Patrick J. Delaney. whose successor is ' yet to be appointed by the Secretary of Interior. Bad Sewage Plants The major topic of discussion arising from the staff report dealt with the inadequacy of many sewage disposal facilities located on flood plains to meet construction and operational standards suitable to flood plain . management regulations. Staff efforts in surveying the installation in the basin were praised by the commission members. The SRBC accepted a financial, . ;,-,grant-, ;„,, fr^m^ rt the Coal Talks 'Aria Now In Recess WASHINGTON .(UPI) Contract talks Iti the seven- week-old strike by the United Mine Workers union have been recessed fdr the weekend with each side trying to find a way to unsnarl the nearly stalled negotiations, On Friday, after a four days of bargaining over the issue of a union standards Clause, the industry presented a counter-proposal to the UMW demand, tt was promptly rejected. "It is a great deal away from what we asked for," UMW President Sam Church Jr. told reporters. "It didn't get the job done for our people.", The strike by 160,000 miners is now in its 5lst day. Talks resume Monday. Neither Church nor Bobby R. Brown, chief negotiator for the Bituminous Coal Operators Association, would give any specifics of the rejected offer on union standards, the slickest of seven unresolved UMW demands. At issue is the rising tendency of coal companies covered by UMW contracts to subcontract out construction, transportation and other non-mining jobs to non-UMW firms. The union, fearing encroachment, wants protection through a "union standards" clause that would require coal companies to use only those subcontractors who provide UMW-scale wages and benefits. Church said the industry offer was "a very weakened form" of the union standards concept that did not cover enough areas or provide firm enough protection. Although Church said the negotiators "haven't made much headway," he added that "the only positive thing that has come out of it was that they were willing to talk about it for the first time." Church said he had made a conference call to the 39-member bargaining council of the union, spread throughout the coal fields, "and they're on stand-by" in case there is a break in the negotiations. v But in saying that the entire week had been devoted to discussion of the subcontracting and union stan- dar ) d ) issues,,,Church indicated Maryland to help support the the.bargaining still has a long < 2j-jAlVih^a%SKMI&W«WMMeM«<tWMWMI«i«»*ltn license procedures; "and"ap-* proved a contract to measure tailrace velocities in Safe Harbor. A draft budget for SRBC operations for next fiscal year was distributed to the signatory parties for review. The commission also ratified staff action to appeal a FERC rejection of a joint DER - SRBC application for hydroelectric generation at the Cowanesque project, in competition with a private developer. The meeting ended with New York delegate Robert Cook's announcement that he will be retiring this year, and those present enjoyed art excellent film on the flash flood warning system in Lycoming County, prepared bySEDA-COG. -production can resume. > In re-opening talks last month after the,, union membership rejected a proposed pact, the UMW put seven demands ' previously turned down by the industry back on the bargaining table. TtM Huntingdon Dally N«wi < (USPS 144,340) li puMtelMd dally t»c*p( Sunday* and holldayi lor 192.00 par y*ar by the JeMph f. llddl* PuWkhlna Company, MS Pwm Strtal, Huntingdon. Pa. l$652. So- cond claw pottag* paid at Huntingdon, Pa. POSTMAiTER: Send changn to tho Dally New., P.O. lox 314, Huntingdon, Pa.16652. BITTY HESS I would truly appreciate the opportunity to serve you and the people of Huntingdon County AS THE NEXT PROTHONOTARY 1 need your vote. Thank Yon R&QPENINQ MOTEL 22 FRIDAY, MAY 22 5 p.m. •» p.m Elizabeth Taylor Is Sidelined YORK (UP1) Elizabeth Taylor suffered a lorn rib cartilage from coughing violently because of a respiratory infection and was - forced to cancel her performances Friday night and tonight in "The Little Foxes," her first Broadway play, Miss Taylor, 49. was taking 4 medication and resting in the Carlyle Hotel, where she is staying during the run of the play at the Martin Beck Theater. She is" expected to be admitted into Lenox Hill Hospital today to be treated for the infection and the heavy coughing, which caused her to tear rib cartilage on her left side. A spokesman for the show, Fred Nathan, said the stan' ding-room-only crowd of 1,350 at the theater Friday was told about 8:15 p.m. EOT - 15 minutes after the curtain normally rises — Miss Taylor was unable to perform as the avaricious Regina Giddens in the turn-of- the-century play. The spokesman said the respiratory infection was the result, in part, of a virus that gave Miss Taylor a 102-degree fever on opening night, May 7, which marked her Broadway debut. Another name for gossip is "mythinformation." NOW SHOWING There were 3 conditions to the S million dOllar inheritance, and they had to be bathed twice a week. TONYDANZA and BOBBY BEROSINTS ORANG-UTANS GOING On* Showing Only At 7:30 BETTE MIDLER On* Showing Only At 9t25 Tuesday, May 19 At 1:30 P.M. on WHUN Listen To... Let's Talk It Over" when Jo McMeen Southern Huntingdon's "Goldtones' and directed by Bonnie Hiles §W on "Cloud Nine" from parti* presenting "Springtime

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