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The Daily News from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania · Page 6

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4 -»tftl BAItY NlfoS, MohriWfleti, Wtfitof Unleit aftd saxte*, Pa., May t&> fggl FlHE BURN AND ACID RAIN AND NuCl£Aft . INFECT ALL yifft ASSORTED INTO TMEIAKE AND BOTH THE SPREAD Wl& WASTE ^ UPoN THE LArtD, !p* INTO THE PL^gjH- V. k OFCHILPANDMANi^ MAN HAg) PONE, g>OHETMIN6 V/lCKEO WAY-COMES.-^ For State Supreme .Court Pair Of Mavericks Challenging Parties HARRISBURG (UPI) Two mavericks who sought the Democratic .Party's endorsement but failed to get it are now running independent campaigns for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and some analysts give them a shot at winning. Maxwell Davison, 48, of Allentown, a Lehigh County common pleas judge, and Robert Colville, 45, of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County district attorney, are presenting strong challenges to the four hopefuls backed by the Republican and Democratic parties. Davison has raised $137,000 in campaign contributions, twice as much as any other candidate, enabling him to extensively air commercials on television and radio promoting his candidacy. Also, .although the Democratic. State Committee declined to endorse either Davison or Colville, Davison has picked up official party support in key counties such as Montgomery, Bucks and Northampton. Davison's also been endorsed by major newspapers, including The Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Colville, meanwhile, has raised less, $27,000, but has been well-known for 10 years in western Pennsylvania as a police chief and now district attorney. He's viewed as the one candidate who has a high' Palladino ( Cont'd from Page 1) _ Palladino would give the commission its full complement of five members. The commission has been without a tie-breaking member since Richard Kennedy's term expired last summer. .The situation has tended to produce stalemates on many issues. Palladino is a member of a • state advisory panel on atomic energy and radiation control and a local advisory panel to the NRC on the aftermath of the 1979 Three Mile Island accident near Harrisburg, Pa. He was scheduled to retire from Penn State June 30 with the title of university professor, A native of Allentown, Pa., Palladino has a long list of credits In science and 'nuclear engineering, including the presidency of the American Nuclear Society in 1970 and 1971. He went to Penn State from Westinghouse Electric, the country's leading reactor manufacturer, where he was a roansger of pressurised water reactor engineering. At Westinghouse, Palladino played a key role in designing and developing submarine propulsion reactors and the firsj commercial-scale U.S. nuclear plant at Shippingport, ' ' identity with voters. Also, mavericks have done better than official party candidates in the Pittsburgh area since Pete Flaherty demolished the "party machine" in 1969. Colville himself has been elected without party support before. "1 am very satisfied we have run an effective campaign and a good chance of victory. Voters have heard my commercials on TV and radio, and I've had three major endorsements by newspapers," said Davison. While Davison mounted a statewide challenge, Colville ignored Philadelphia and was banking on his wide recognition in western Pennsylvania. - Colville said he primarily campaigned in 22 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania, Cambria County and Erie County, noting that several candidates were from Philadelphia where the political party works hard for the official party slates. "I'm just a kid from the alleys of Pittsburgh. I'm not going to compete in that," said Colville. Colville has pressed his In . 1967, elected chairman of the fteactpr Safeguards Committee of the olg Atomic Energy Commission. He is the author of numerous books and papers on reactor safety ar«4 technology and, has lectured widely on the subject. Pallfldino, who holds engineering degrees from Lehifji ynjyergfty and tbe universities of Tennessee gad Pittsburgh, served j§ • a captaw m the Army Ordnance Corps in Europe during World War II- campaign as .the candidate with "first hand" experience of the criminal justice system and life in general, having been a football coach, homicide detective, police chief and district attorney. Davison presented an entirely . different argument, stressing his qualifications as an experienced, able 'and honest judge who has the ability .to reform the state appeals court system. The candidates for the Supreme Court endorsed by the Democratic State Committee were Sal Farnino, an Allegheny County common pleas judge aligned to state party chief Al Benedict, and Joseph Glancey, a Philadelphia municipal judge whose brother is head of the Philadelphia Democratic Party. •The Republican Party endorsed James McDermott, a Philadelphia common pleas judge, and William Hutchinson. a state legislator from Schuylkill County. The party primary is (or nominations for two vacancies on the Supreme Court. Posts are for 10' years and pay $64,500 a year. Another Pair IRA Strikers Are Near Death BELFAST, Northern Ireland (UPI) — Two more IRA hunger strikers were reported near death in the 56th day of their fasts today, and the IRA claimed that "hundreds more volunteers" were ready to take the place of each prisoner who dies. Francis Hughes, 25, the second Irish Republican Army faster to die in Uelfasls' Maze Prison within a week in a hunger strike campaign to win political prisoner status for IRA inmates, was- buried Friday in the cemetery of his native village of Bellaghy. Thousands of supporters turned out for services for the convicted IRA murderer. Mourners returning to the Catholic ghetto of the Creggan in Londonderry, city after the funeral were stoned; by Protestant mobs in the first tangible outbreak of sectarian vlQlence since the campaign began in March. Police said there were no injuries but buses and automobiles had their windows smashed. ' parish priest Michael Flannigan told the mourners that violence had only brought sorrow to Northern Ireland. "You must find some other way to solve your difficulties," he said.. But at the gravesite, Marti" McGinnis, the IRA's-former cjiief of staff in Londonderry, sounded a grim warning. "There are hundreds more volunteers ready to take the place o{ each prisoner who dies, "he said. Hughes died Tuesday In the 59th day of his hunger strike. His death follo.wed by a week the death oj Bobby Sands, ?7, who fasted for titf' days, path men and the four Maze inmates now on hunger strike sought to make Britain change Us treatment »l IRA convicts. SpeeJliealJy, they demand A unrestricted association with otbjer iqmates, t#$ right to wear clothes 9! their choice rather than prison garb, the ta,r«|uiS8 extra visits and letters and a 50 percent reduction in sentences for good behavior. Britain says this amounts to prisoners running their' own jail. , Two of the remaining hunger strikers were reported by Sinn Fein, -the IRA's political wing, to be sinking fast in their 56th day without food. Two others still were in the early stages of their fast. A Sinn Fein spokesman said Raymond-McCreesh, 24, was "in an advanced weakened condition. His eyesight has gone completely and his hearing is very weak." He was described as nearing unconsciousness. The spokesman said Patrick O'Hara, 24, had to keep his eyes closed and had lost hearing in one ear. He also was said to be suffering stomach pains and headaches. After Hughes' funeral violence' flared briefly in Belfast , Londonderry and Strabane, about 30 miles west of Belfast, when gangs of youths hurled gasoline bombs and bricks at security forces. All Residents Snved ^•fc •"**• IMMif*'' * On'Tiny SAbcitots; J^ala Probed By- State Police AOANAj Guam (UPlJ — A Japanese freighter rescued all 53 residents on the tiny Pacific island of Pagan today, picking thenn eft a beach where they had fled tof escape the su'ddeW eruption , of a' volcano that spewed out molten lava, poisonous gases 'and ash, No Injuries were reported. the volcano erupted without warning Friday, shaking the entire Island in the U.S, Pacific 1 Trust' Territory and cutting off radio •*• communication to the outside world. Rescuers initially thought the explosion might have killed everyone On.Pagan, an Island 3.5 miles Wide and 8.5 miles long in the''Mariana chain, 450 miles north of Guam. ,A commerciaf pilot flying near the island after the eruption reported ' the ash cloud was 60,000 feet'hlgh and residents on Agrihan island 65 miles away said, ash was raining down on them. The U.S. Coast Guard on Guam said , Japanese crewmen from the freighter Hoyo Maru evacuated all 53 people from the beach, including 32 children and six women. ' ' The only other resident of the island, its mayor, had journeyed to another island on business before the explosion. Preliminary v reports indicate the islanders fled to the southwest side of the'island in the opposite direction of the lava flow, which streamed down the mountain and poured into the sea. A Coast Guard spokesman in Guanv said he understood In Lottery Fix Cemetery Was Payoff Spot HARRISBURG (UPI) - A key prosecution witness says Pittsburgh TV celebrity Nick Perry conspired to fix the Pennsylvania Lottery, starting with discussions- in a church- and ending'.with' cash • payoffs in a cemetery. The testimony from Peter Maragos came Friday, the fifth day of trial, for Perry, 64, of Pittsburgh, a 22-year veteran of WTAE, and Edward Plevel, 52, of Monessen, Westmoreland County, a suspended district supervisor for the state Bureau of Lotteries. Deputy Attorney General Henry Barr said the prosecution would complete its case Monday, after testimony from Joseph Bock, a former WTAE stagehand who has pleaded guilty, in the alleged fix, admitting he tampered with lottery equipment. > Maragos of Monroeville, Allegheny County, a business partner of Perry in the Forbes Vending Co. who also has pleaded guilty ( in the case, testified he arranged to bet $14,000 on combinations of six and four. The winning number selected April 24,1980 was 666, and produced the biggest payout in the history of the lottery, $3.5 million. The defendants were charged with rigging the lottery so they could win $1.2 million. Maragos said Perry first discussed the plot in a Pittsburgh area restaurant, where he .said Perry. cautioned, ''What I'm going to-, tell you I don't want you to tell nobody, not even your wife." Maragos added, "We had many discussions after that, some on the phone, a lot of them in church." He said after the 666 number was selected, he gave Perry $20,000 in winnings at a Greek cemetery in WUkjnsburg, and another 115,QOO at the rear of a shopping center in Penn Hills. Both are pittsurgh suburbs, Maragos ,s.aid Perry told the • captain 6f the freighter there'were no iri- jurles and all the islanders were in gdod health. . ' 1 The,, Hoyo Maru .was to rendezvous with the Fenlress, a trust TifHtofy Ship, which will transpoet the survivors to saipati, a trip of about 12 to 14 hours-. The drama began Friday morning when f*edro castfo, ;the' island's radio operator, broadcast a message to commonwealth 1 officials saying "The whole Island is shaking." Officials said, shortly thereafter Castro shouted, "The volcano is erupting," then communications with the Island ceased. The Hoyo Maru was en route to Australia and was some 137 miles 'northwest of Pagan when the Volcano erupted. The ship's captain answered a call for help from the Joint Rescue Center in Guam late Friday night. The 700-foot ^ship immediately sped to the island in the darkness and remained On station throughout the night. At dawn It moved In to rescue the stranded islanders. >i A Coast Guard officer in Guam said reports from the Hoyo Maru indicate -the volcano has stopped smoking and it appears the violent activity has subsided for. the time being. Herman ..Guerrero, an official of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, said the volcano on Pa^gan had . been dormant for as long as local residents could remember. SlatiS P,6liee 'ffom the tiufillngdcifi ' statist* in- \testlgated tt pair or vahietilar' incidents on v Ffiday including A, hit -.run accident in Petersburg. - ' . ~ , ,v A 1973 Chrysler coupe, owned by Rojiald Hoffef of King Street, Petersburg, was parked along tHe north side of Route 30$ In Petersburg, Another vehicle, 'apparently traveling west oft tHe highway, sldeswiped the Hotter vehicle and did not stop at the scene. Damage to 'the Hoffer vehicle was described as light. the incident took place between 6i4S a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 1 on Friday. . t < At 11:35 a,m. on Friday a two vehicle crash took place 6n Route '22 near the drive - In theatre In Smithfield Town- him that Plevel said the lottery could be fixed. "Plevel told him (Perry) that the lottery can be fixed and how, and the date for it, and what the number was. going to be,"Maragos said: He said Perry also quoted Plevel saying "to keep the bets small" and "t^ow Nick, if everything goes well, we'll do this again every six months." Maragos said his role was to buy lottery tickets because "Nick Perry was too well known to make bets himself." He said he borrowed $32,000 from a bank, and that he. a brother and sister-in-law spent the day in Philadelphia traveling from one lottery vendor to the next to place bets. While placing heavy bets at Philadelphia's Dew Drop Inn, Maragos testified, he telephoned Perry, spoke to him in "mixed Greek and American" and put the receiver next to a lottery ticket vending machine "for Perry to hear the clicking" of tickets being purchased. After the lottery drawing, Maragos testified, he called Perry', and Perry said, "Pete, everything went extra well. The lottery is over. The man Is gone, with the balls, and they were burnt within 3 minutes." The latter was a reference to a grand jury allegation that WTAE stagehands weighted pingpong balls used in the vacuum-box drawing game and then destroyed the incriminating evidence afterwards. "Why did 1 become involved?" said iMaragos, Donald Isenberg, 74, of Huntingdon, was operating a 1979 Pontlac east on Route 22 and stopped at the site of a Bell Telephone wOrk crfiw on the highway. Carl Douglas, 80, of Huntingdon, R. D. 3, operating a 1970 Plymouth was also traveling in the same direction and was unable to stop and his vehicle struck the Isenberg car. Damage -to both vehicles was described as light. Parade (Cont'd from Page 1) to pass a resolution to send a letter to President Reagan and Congress protesting the planned massive cuts in the VA Hospital and counseling program. A letter was read from the state legion commander confirming his intention to participate in the Mount Union Country Club state legion golf tournament to be held on June 5, 6, and 7. Kumpf pointed, out that volunteer help is needed to assure that the tournament, is a success. Chaplain Stascnko offered the opening ~and closing prayer. Adjutant Terry Mohney read the minutes of the last meeting and also, gave the financial report. Commander Kumpf conducted the busy session at the Stone House in Mount Union. The annual spring concert of the Mount Union Area Senior High School Band will be held, Monday, May l&'at 7:30.p.m. in the high school auditorium. The concert will be directed by John Kuehl, music instructor. The program will consist of a variety of .selections such as Stars and Stripes Forever, and Muppet Movie Medley. There will be two numbers with soloists: A Touch of Tuba with Tracey Park, tuba soloist; and Echo Lake with soloist, Angie Laird on alto saxophone and piano accompanist, Jill McVey. . • The stage band will also entertain by providing several selections. . " The public is cordially invited to attend this musical event, Admission is free. "Temptation and greed." Fred Luman, a former WTAE stagehand whojjjeaded guilty to charges in the alleged fix, testified Thursday he switphed the drawing balls, except for those numbered four and six, with weighted balls. ( . 'Luman said he was recruited by Perry for the job. HILLY'S DRUG STORE 611 Washington St, "Senior Citizens and Retiree Savings" Republican & Democratic Voters In ; -Sfcirliy Tip., UliH Iwp., 1 Ml III* Up! HUM, Mill EliCT ANDREW MEVKEL GANDJDATU FOR mSTBICT JVTOCB ABLE f 0 SIR Y£ 4 FULL f MM -w. VOTE For Joseph M, Detwiltr Republican Candidate For Supervisor Springfield Townihlp 1st Name On The Ballot ff f/wf»«f / Will 89 Abb To 0«Wf fv/f T/ntf UNITED STiil WORKERS IQCAl 14384 Harbison-Mker indent! Newton C. Taylor for ef Huntingdon County, Don Kgyffmgn - President Clint Huntgmgn - Secretary PfffsBUtttJH (UP1) * Striking 'Pittsburgh Brewing Co., workers will vote again today on a contract offer they previously rejected and their jobs may hang In the balance. The 'vole was scheduled after the firm, which makes iron City Seer and l.C.'Light and has about 30 percent of the Pittsburgh market, had said the 120-year-old .brewejry would be closed. Brewery Workers Union officalsexpected the 380 employees to vote this time to accept the company's offer to settle the 16'day-old stWlle. However, it was, unclear whether directors of 'the brewery would reverse their unanimous decision to close the brewery. Company president William Smith Jr. told a news conference Friday .that the boa'rd of directors planned to call a special stockholder's meeting 'to vote on liquidation and dissolution of the nation's 12th; largest brewery. He said, however, "If there Is a change In the decison by the union membership, the possibility of further action by the board can exist." Robert • E. Seymour, chairman of the Pittsburgh Brewing board, declined to 'comment on the statement, and a company spokesman said he knew of no plans for a board meeting after the union vote. The board met for three hours Thursday after employees rejected the firm's "final" offer 204-111. The closing would leave only two: breweries in western Pennsylvania — Jones Brewery,. ' Smithton, and Latrobe Brewing Co., Latrobe, .both in Westmoreland County., "The board regrets its decision to end the 120-year history, of the brewery," Smith .said Friday,, adding the board, "is aware of the hardships which this will cause for 'suppliers, distributors, customers* employees and shareholders." "In spite of thCTegrets," he said, "the board believes that, under present circumstances, there is no alternative to the action it has taken." . /; The-',statement drew im'• mediate criticjsmv - ''>/ ;t ^ •;•• * Charles Rogers, of Craig ^Distributing Co., Pittsburgh',' said, "It's a'bluff. There are too many cases out there." Ed Welch, president of the Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania, noted, "It stuns you. You don't like to hear about any brewery closing. I understand they asked for a contract equal to Latrobe. If they can do it why can't Pittsburgh Brewing? "Some members have to be hurt. But if the company sells Ag Forum To Meet Tuesday ' Ag Forum will convene on Tuesday, May 19 between 7 and 7:30 p.m. at the Big Wrangler Steak House, Huntingdon.'Glenn Houck will lead the program for the evening, Analyzing Cattle. tH$ label tp someone else maybe the distributors will be Bernie Pucka,- president of the ^Allegheny County Tavern Association, called the announced closing "a fatal blow to the"' economy of Pittsburgh." ' After the initial' union rejection of the pact, Fred Dalak, business agent of Local 144 of the Brewery Workers tinion, said the union rejected the offer because of money and 26 other itdms. The offer included a $3.06 Increase in wages and frihge benefits, which would have brought average wages to $10.54 an hour over the pact's three-year lifetime. Dalak was not available for comment following an- nouncment of the\closing. Formed in 1899 by the merger of 21 firms, Pittsburgh Brewing became^ the only local brewery when Duquesne Brewery Co. closed in 1972. In v 1979, the firm began running in the black after years of losses and last year earned $1.3 million. Pittsburgh Brewing had begun its . comeback after .mounting an aggressive advertising campaign. The beer's can also took on the City of Champions image with pro sports teams and players adorning on the label. But it still had keen com- peliton from national beers, such as Budweiser and Miller, which some feel played a role in the problems. 2 Killed (Cont'd from Page 1) neck and fractured skull and Eichelberger's death resulted from a fractured neck. Damage in the accident was estimated at $14,000. Of course it's not so that the elephant never forgets. Just ask any Republican candidate who didn't make it in the .primaries. Arlined Forces v I T \Day i* From Directors, 1 - Officers, And Staff Of.... Huntingdon Savings & Loan "Lee Madden" Springfield Township Supervisor your Vote Will Be Appreciated VOTE FOR > BETTY M. v DORE The Office Of Jury Commissioner On The Republican Ticket. If Elected, Being A Hogiewlfe, I Will Devote Any Amount Of CMISSIWE! Democrats Vote: Roy BIRDGE Jury Commissioner Authi The Candidate

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