The Daily News from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on May 22, 1981 · Page 1
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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Friday, May 22, 1981
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"Opinion Mtmday - &30 t&BiSOPM Vol. 60 HUNTINGDON, MOUNT UNION and SAXTON FRIDAY, MAY 22,1981 PHONEj 6434040 No, Miller's Assistance Aids Poppy Sale Megan Vaughn, poppy princess, is shown selling a poppy to Gary Snare, vice president of .retail for C.H. Miller. Miller's provided space for the poppy and flag displays of the Standing Stone Post 1754, VFW of Huntingdon, and its auxiliary and the Frank P. Hommon Post 24, American Legion of Huntingdon, and its auxiliary. Megan's mother, Frances Vaughn (left), poppy chairperson, expressed appreciation to Miller's for the donation of their time and space for the poppy project. The*poppies are made by disabled veterans who receive a-percentage of the money collected from the sales. Poppy Day, which, was May 15 in Huntingdon Borough, serves as a reminder to America of the sacrifices of life and health made by the men and women of our armed forces. Tuesday At Middle School Meeting Set On Be Yourself How will the Governor's underfunding of schools affect you? Educational programs "Will" be "cut, professidnal personnel will be cut, class sizes will increase and real estate taxes will rise. Act 41 mandates that the state give 50 percent funding to'education, a promise which Gov. Thornburgh made during hiscampaign.- It's easy to see that the reduction in the percentage of .state funding of schools has directly affected, the Huntingdon Area Schools — program cuts, personnel cuts, coaching cuts, less money for materials and supplies and a three - mill real estate tax increase. To learn more about the affects of underfunding of the schools, come, to a public meeting Tuesday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Huntingdon Area Middle School. The meeting, sponsored by the Huntingdon Area Education Association, will feature William F. Hughes Jr., director of research for the Pennsylvania State Education Association, as guest speaker. His program Tuesday will consist of a slide presentation on the current 41,5 percent state funding of local schools and the need for the mandated 50 percent state funding. A question and answer period ; y\l\ follow his presentation. Hughes, a native of Altoona, (Cont'd on Page 3) WILLIAM F. HUGHES JR. Post Office To Be Closed On Monday The Huntingdon Post Office will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no city or rural delivery of mail and the post office lobby will be closed for the holiday. There will be no mail collection on Sunday, however, a holiday mail collection will be ma'de on Monday, May 25, and mail will be dispatched at 3:30 p.m. Pageant Winner BILOXI, Miss. (UPI) Miss 'USA Kim Seelbrede, a modeling instructor from Ohio, says the best advice she could offer girls who enter beauty contests is — just be yourself. "I've always dreamed about this and 1 guess you could call this one of those dreams come true," the brown-eyed blonde said after her selection Thursday night in the controversy-plagued pageant. Miss Seelbrede, 20, daughter of Germantown, Ohio, real estate broker, Herbert ' Seelbrede, -was chosen by the judges to .represent the United States in the 1981 Miss Universe Pageant in July. The first runner-up was Miss Indiana, Holli Rene Dennis. Fifty beauties from 49 states and-the Washington, D.C., (Cont'd on Page 2} INSIDE THE NEWS Ann Landers 18 Classified Ads 15,16,17 Comics H Courthouse Roundup.'.... 8 Crossword 14 Farm 9 News of Yesteryear 7 Obituaries 2 School Page 12,13 Society & Club 10 Sports ..,.4,5 EMA Director Talks To EAR County Flood Warning System Is Described Whether it's called flash flood warning system or weather watch, it'&a reality to Huntingdon County. Members of the county's —™ -—™—™~ 7 .—-- — -•-.. Environmental Advisory Cor »* * Engineers at- its Board learned at their regular Raystown LaHe headquarters, RQftn,meeting yesterday at the Cwthbert explained Wrangler steak House that Accompanying the map wa? » printout of final index lor Friday, May 15. Cutbbeft I _.i_£ UA «J UA«I> tUln lt*rl£i\f U/AS Wrangler Steak House that Huntingdon Qounty does have *» F» »«»»<•»,. v, ,..«-• '•"-•' a, weather watch system that readings on streams for the keeps track of rainfall in the various .counties in U» state upstream areas of the county, and monitors the rise of the creeks in selected areas. Fred Cutbbert, Emergency Management Agency director for the county distributed maps outlining the location of official rein gauges and river gauges in the system. Most of p$i gauges are toested along th.e stream; and uplands to the northern end of tb,e county, and along the Augbwicfc Creek CA(JI<llllvU >)UW HHO »»>WV<» nwv used 4i} plotting potential local flooding conditions, using rainfall reports from the i» tower Huntingdon Monitoring is doflt fey ta« 4rwy Fair tonjgbt. Lows 60 to Si. Siwny and warn Saturday. Highs aear 85. Cban«e of precipitation n*ar mo percent tooigbi sad Saturday. Civilian Killed i Ireland Has 2 More Fasters BELFAST, . Northern Ireland (UPI) — Two more Irish Republican hunger strikers died on the same day and were replaced today by two more tasters in the assembly-line starvations. Hundreds of Catholics went on rampages that left one civilian dead and six British soldiers wounded. Britain, which governs Northern Ireland and has refused throughout to grant the tasters' demands for political status for IRA prisoners, announced Patrick O'Hara's death through its Northern Ireland office, in virtually ' the same terse statement made after the other deaths. • "Patrick O'Hara, a prisoner at HM Prison Maze, died Thursday at 11:29 p.m.," a government spokesman said. "He took his own life by refusing food and medical attention for '61 days." O'Hara, 24, died shortly before, midnight Thursday in the 61st day of his fast — the fourth hunger striker to die in 18 days. Earlier Thursday, Raymond McCreesh, also 24, became the third IRA inmate : (Cont'd on Page 3) McClain Receives Lions Recognition Leslie C. McClkin of Robertsdale, a charter member of the Robertsdale Lions Club, was recognized by fellow Lions during an informal covered - dish supper held last night in the Robertsdale Lions Building. McClain, seen far right, was presented with an attractive Lions Monarch Award and a Lions District 14L pin honoring him for 35 years of service to the Lions organization. Making the presentation was 14-L Lions Club district Governor-elect Earl Kyle of Mapletpn, seen far left. Looking on is Robertsdale Lions Club president AI Voglino of Broad Top City. A number of perfect attendance awards were also handed out last night by the Lions official to the following: Paul Brown, Broad Top City; Jack Kormanski, Defiance; Reed Everhart, Wood; Roy Black, Wood; Sam Giornesto, Saxton; and McClain and Voglino. Not present last evening were the following Robertsdale Lions, who will also receive perfect attendance awards: William Brode, Saxton, R.; and Guy Giornesto, Saxton. A nevv Robertsdale Lion member was sworn in last evening by Kyle: Bob V. Ritchey of Saxton. President LeaVesQn Vacation WASHINGTON (UPI) President Reagan can leave behind some of the worries of the Washington scene as he heads for his cherished sky ranch in 'the California mountains. The president and his wife Nancy were to . leave Washington about midday for the Point Mugu. Naval Air Station in California - a short helicopter ride from Rancho del Cielo, their 688-acre spread in the Santa Ynez Mounfains near Santa Barbara. The president, who was to conclude talks with West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt before his departure, leaves behind a budding compromise on his tax legislation and renewed wrangling over his proposal to (Cont'd on Page ID May 24 & 25 Alexandria Of Services The William P. Spyker Post No. 520, American Legion of Alexandria, will conduct Memorial Day , services on Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25, according to Alexandria Mayor Roy Shirk. On Sunday, participants are asked to assemble at the legion post home at 10 a.m. and proceed to the monument on the post grounds at 10:30 a.m. A short ceremony and salute to the dead will be held at the monument. Following the ceremony, the group will proceed to the United Presbyterian Church for Memorial Day Sunday worship service. On Monday, May 25, participants will assemble at the Juniata Valley Medical Center at 8:45 a.m. for a flag raising by the Alexandria Girl Scout Troop. The Juniata Valley High School band will perform (Cont'd on Page 11) At Commencement Sunday JC To Confer 290 rees Approximately 290 graduating seniors will receive bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees during Juniata College's 102nd commencement ceremony Sunday, May 24. Charles C. Ellis of Kinnelon, N. J., chairman of Juniata's Board of Trustees 'will preside over the 2 p.m. program scheduled for Oiler Hall lawn. This year's featured speaker will be Jessamyn West, author of many books including "The Friendly Persuasion," "The Wit- chdiggers," "Love, Death and the Ladies' Drill Team" and "Hide and Seek." Following the presentation of baccalaureate candidates by Dr. Donald T, Hartmen, dean of academic affairs, Juniata President Frederick M. Binder will confer the bachelor's degrees, Dr. Binder, acting on behalf of the college trustees, will also confer an honorary Doctor of Literature degree Not Quite As Painful Right Now WASHINGTON (UPI) - A long-awaited decline in gasoline prices held the Consumer Price Index to an annual growth rate of 5.1' percent in April — otie of the best readings in three years, the Labor Department reported today. It was th6 second straight month of relief from double digit inflation. March's rate was 7.5 percent. The figures appear to give ndw hope the overall cost of living may be leveling off for the first time in years. The April reading was the second lowest . rate since February of 1978, when the annual rate was 8.6 percent. The lowest was July's 1 percent rise, generally considered a statistical quirk caused by mortage interest rate adjustment. But at the same time, the government reported, real earnings of Americans declined for the fifth straight month. The Labor Department's 5.1 percent annual rate, or 0.4 percent monthly rise, in the Consumer Price Index was seasonally adjusted. ' Most striking in the figures was an actual decline in the average cost of a gallon of gasoline. Moderating food and fuel prices have been the major good news, allowing other categories of spending, such as rent, home prices, interest rates and auto prices to become the inflationary villains, a role previously '^reservedfoi 1 oil products. But a gasoline glut, causing (Cont'd on Page 2) Habib la- Heading; To Beirut (Cont'd on Page 2) JERUSALEM (UPI) - U.S. envoy Philip Habib shuttled, back to the battled-ravaged capital of-Lebanon today for more peace talks, with his attempt to avert war between Syria and Israel complicated by new Israeli demands, While Habib passed the night in Jerusalem before flying to Beirut, the Lebanese capitol erupted in all-night violence. Residents hid in bomb shelters as Syrian and (Cont'd on Page 11) Petersburg Announces Services Harry Peck, commander of the CloydiK. Davis Post 150 of the American Legion, has announced Memorial Day activities in the Petersburg area will be held on Monday, May 25, beginning at 9 a.m. Opening the services will be a flag raising ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Veterans. Memorial, followed by a memorial service at 9:30 a.m. in Neff's Cemetery. The parade will assemble at the Petersburg Diamond at 10:15 a.m., followed by a memorial service at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorial services \vill also be conducted at the Mooresville Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. county gauges. Selves 2 Purposes The system, Cuthbert explained, serves a double purpose. It helps fill in the gaps for the National Weather System by providing more accurate information for predictions at the local level, and is used by the county to establish warnings, or alerts on storms that may threaten to cause property damage or loss of lives. "My • principal concern," Cutbbsrt said repeatedly, "is life safety." The plastic rain gauges used by the weather watchers are security to wlt.Ua a hundredth o| an inch. A funnel system magnifies the reading capability of the gauge by tea, (Cont'd on Page 3) Graves Of Huntingdon Area Veterans Decorated Here are somj pi &e volunteers who, placed Am*riw flags m Huntingdon area cemeteries !n preparation lor Memorial pay, J98i. The Huntingdon (Qounjy Gsuwtosfam* swpplted flags fur the gram ol m vttyiu.' It Is m 4M* 0* eWelate m the ff*vr «f w*ry decorated. Persons kjgwlpg ol « veteran's gmw felt *»J* should notify tbe Huntingdpn Veterans of Foreign Wars of tb* «JJ American H wW bj taken to place a flag on.the grave. lWitiMii assMedl in tb* 4ecor|ting ol the Q, 1754, Huntingdon; Veterans of foreign FrajtA P, Hommon Post No. 24, American Region, Cadette Troop 131 aod Brownie Troop III Most of the ag took place last Sunday afternoon. t

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