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Temperature Record IMES The Weather Fair and cold tonight, low In the middle 20s. Thursday fair and seasonably mild, high 45 to 55. NG Noon yesterday Noon today High last 24 hours 42 47 50 Low last i nours o Vol. LXXVI, No. 214 SAYRE & ATHENS, PA., WAVERLY, N. Y., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1966 PRICE SEVEN CENTS FHE EVENII JtasDi Sees nn frb fib JOHNSON Cm', Tex. (AP) -President Johnson, marking the end of the Gemini space program, predicted today still greater U.S. successes in space including the Apollo man-on-the-moon program. In his first formal speech since his twin operations a week ago, Johnson said, "Gemini has prepared well, for the more ambitious Apollo flights to come." "The months ahead will not be easy as we reach toward the moon. We must broaden and extend our know-how based on the increased power of those mighty new boosters. But with Gemini as the forerunner, I am confident that we will overcome the difficulties and achieve another success," he said. Johnson spoke at a ceremony at the LBJ Ranch in which the Gemini 12 astronauts, Navy Capt. James A. Lovell Jr. and Air Force Maj. Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., received the Na tional Aeronautics and Space Administration Exceptional Service Award from him. Eight other persons prominently connected with the Gemini program also received NASA awards. Among them were Dr. George E. Mueller, associate NASA director for manned space flights, and Charles W. Mathews, Project Gemini director, both of whom received the Distinguished Service Award; and Maj. Man Charged In Store Robbery, Manager Beaten WOLCOTT, N.Y. (AP) - A 35-year-old man was arrested today on charges stemming from the $2,500 rebbcry and beating of a supermarket manager in this Lake Ontario County community. A second man was sought. John R. Burt, 54, the manager, was reported in fail- condition at ' Myers Community Hospital, Sodus, with injuries suffered when, police said, he was clubbed with a sawed-off shotgun. Several of his teeth were knocked out. State Police charged Roosevelt Mitchell of Wolcott with first-degree robbery and first-degree assault. Police said Burt, manager of an A & P store, and his wife, Florence, were closing the store Tuesday night when two armed men forced them back into the building. Mrs. Burt was bound and gagged and Burt was ordered to open the office safe. When he resisted, police said he was beaten. He then opened the safe. The men fled with $2,500 in cash and cheeks, which later were recov-' ered, police said. Mrs. Burt was treated at the hospital for shock and discharged. Genevieve Blatt May Get U.S. Treasurer Post HARRISBURG (AP) - Genevieve Blatt, defeated for re-election as secretary of internal affairs, may be under consideration for appointment as Treasurer of the United States, according to reports. The Treasury Department confirmed this week that Mrs. Kathryn O'Hay Granahan of Philadelphia has resigned the $24,500-a-year treasurer's job. Miss Blatt confirmed Tuesday night she had heard reports she was being considered for the job. but said she did not want to comment on them now. "Obviously I've got to make a change in January, but I haven't had a chance yet to consider what I'll do," she said. Her term expires in January'. Half Million Cars and Trucks Recalled Due to Safety Defects DETROIT (AP) The aufo industry, already beset with a sales lag and production cutbacks, has another worry today th possible effects cf a safety-recall campaign involving mere than a half million c?rs and trucks. The industry confirmed Tuesday - f rrm Washington that a wide v.: : v cf potential auto safety hazards had been discovered in recent months. It v as small consolation to U.S. manufacturers that some foreign competitors, ranging from the swan Gen. Vincent G. Huston, commander of the Air Force Eastern Test Range, who was given the Outstanding Lead ership Award. Johnson also arranged a later session with key advisers to discuss troop levels in Western Europe. "The splendid performance of man and machine in the Gemini program has been a product of the American system," Johnson said. "It is an example of that system at its best." Johnson said he was especially proud that "our program has been carried put openly," with millions of people around the world watching on television as the Titan rockets took the astronauts skyward. Johnson described the Gemini program as a world wide effort, saying it would not have been possible Sumner Elected Packer Hospital Board President Bird Sumner of Athens was elected president of the Robert Packer Hospital by the hospital Boaid of Trustees at its meeting Tuesday. Mr. Sumner succeeds John Horn of Sayre who has served as president since 1964. Mr. Sumner joined the hospital Board of Trustees in 1954 and was elected to its executive committee in 1959. He is also chairman of the Personnel Committee; and in 1962 served as chairman of the building fund drive for the construction of the North Wing of the hospital. A native of East Smithfield, Mr. Sumner founded the Bird Sumner Insurance Agency in Athens in 1935 rep resenting stock and mutual insurance companies. He presently operates the agency along with Frank-Doyle and Harlan Williams. Mr. Sumner has long been active in community affairs including Boy Scouts, the Athens Presbyterian Church and the Sayre-Athens Lions Club. In announcing his resignation, Mr. Horn outlined to the board the progress made by the hospital in the last two years. He noted that the hospital and clinic are now providing considerably more service and that new clinical specialties and service departments have been developed. A long range planning study has been completed, and he urged the board to continue expansion of the hospital's program as outlined in the plan. In other business, the board received reports from its various committee chairmen and officers. It was pointed out that in the- first four months of the current fiscal year the Lewisburg Plane Crash Kills Doctor, 3 Others LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Lewisburg physician-pilot, his wife and two Bucknell students were killed today in the crash of their light plane shortly after takeoff on an intended southern holiday. The victims were identified as: Dr. Philip W. Lankford and his wife Lois. Paul J. Maes, 22, of 7405 N. Oketo Ave.. Chicago, a graduate student at Bucknell. Vincent P. Sentkoski, 24. Mount Carmel, Pa., a junior at Bucknell who transferred to the university this fall from Mansfield State College. Authorities said the plane nosedived to earth about a half-mile from the Lewisburg airport shortly after it became airborne at approximately 6:10 a.m. The plane's twin-engines buried ky Rolls-Royce of England to Japan's Honda motorcycle, were in the same boat. The majority of the 527,962 U.S.-buiit cars and trucks involved in the recall were checked out in recent weeks, but additional thousands of owners were sent notification by registered mail that a potential trouble item had been uncovered in their cars. Industry sales in October and ear- (Continued on Pase 12, Column 3) without tracking locations and per sonnel provided by the United King dom, Australia, Bermuda, Malagasy, Mexico, Nigeria and Spain. Later, the President meets with advisers on the troop level question. They will be his first official visitors since he flew to his Texas ranch last Saturday. He left Bethes-da Naval Hospital three days after undergoing surgery for removal of a growth from a vocal coid and repair of an abdominal incisional hernia. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert S. Mc-Namara, presidential assistant Walt W. Rostow, who specializes in internal security affairs, and John J. Mc-Cloy were flying in from Washington for the conference. hospital provided over 29.000 days of patient care. Howard Jones, Hospital Administrator, announced that work will begin Jan. 1, 1967, on the remodeling of the South Building to provide new facilities for psychiatry and orthopedics. Chokes to Death On Piece of Steak ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Mrs. Madalyn Koch, 54, apparently choked to death on a piece of steak she had for dinner Tuesday in her Rochester home. The woman died en route to Highland Hospital ; - - Authorities said an autopsy would be performed to determine the cause of death. Gift Guide In Today's Times The annual Valley Christmas Gift Guide presented by Valley merchants is an extra tabloid section of today's Evening Times. The gift guide is full of ideas for unusual and welcome gifts available at Valley stores and instructions on how to stretch Christmas dollars by "doing it yourself." ' " There are also many other helpful holiday decorating and entertaining hints and Times readers are asked to keep the Guide handy for carefree Christmas gift selection. themselves in the soft earth of a field, the main structure turned up on the nose. Witnesses in the area reported hearing a plane circling as though it were having mechanical difficulty. The temperature was around 20 above zero and alight haze covered the area at the time of the crash. Friends said the group wns en route to the Miami area of Florida. The students had planned a Thanksgiving holiday in that area. Bucknell classes were dismissed yesterday. The Lankfords had planned to continue on to Jamaica for a short vacation. Sentkoski lived at the Lankford home in Lewisburg. Maes was a mutual friend. Dr. Lankford was 32 and his wife 30. Their four children, ages 9, 8 6 and 4, were at the home of the doctor's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lankford in York. Dr. Lankford owned the plane. He notified the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg last night of his planned early departure today. Dr. Lankford was plant physician at an American Home Products processing plant in Milton, in addition to his private practice here. Maes was a graduate student at Bucknell. He was a graduate of Notre Dame ILgh School m Niles, EL, and of Loyalola University of Chicago. Sentkoski served as treasurer of College Young Republicans in Pennsylvania. His admissions card at Bucknell showed he worked on the staff of Gov.-Elect Raymond P. Sha-fer when Shafer campaigned successfully for lieutenant governor in 1362. Canada Asks UN Seating of Both Chinese Regimes UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) -Despite a new blast by Red China against the United Nations, Canada pushed today for the seating of both the Peking government and National ist China as part of a temporary solution to the China representation controversy. Canadian Foreign Secretary Paul Martin took note of the latest Peking statement in advancing his sugges tion before the U.N. General As sembly. He departed from his pre- pared text briefly to say he was aware of the statements from Peking in the past 24 hours. But he did not comment further. He endorsed an Italian plan for a high-level study of the China ques tion rejected by Peking as "absurd" but declared that the pro posal should spell out more specif ically a set of guidelines to be followed in seeking a solution to the 16-year stalemate. Martin said Canada had laid clown a three-point plan during private con sultations it had been carrying on in recent days with leading U.N. mem bers. The guidelines he suggested call ing for an interim settlement on the following basis: Participation of Nationalist China in the General Assembly as a member "representing a territory over which it exercises effective jurisdiction." Participation of Red China In the assembly on the same basis. Participation of Red China in the Security Council as a permanent member. Martin stressed that his plan was intended only as a stopgap solution pending agreement on the territorial dispute between Red China and the Nationalist government on Formosa. "I want to make it clear at this point," he said, "that the solution we envisage is in no way intended to imply the existence of two Chi- nas. Man Held in Stabbing Death ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP)- A 57-year-old man, accused of stabbing a widow as two of her five children watched, is charged today with second-degree murder. Police said William Schraenkler of Rochester knifed himself in the chest several times after he killed Mrs. Myrtle Matthews, 42, Monday night. Schraenkler was treated at Rochester General Hospital and discharged Tuesday. Police said they believed Mrs. Matthews and Schraenkler became involved in an argument when he reportedly refused to heed her request that he leave her apartment. Mrs. Matthews' 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter witnessed the stabbings, police said. Three younger children were in an adjoining room. Burns Fata To Elmira Boy ELMIRA. N.Y. (AP) - Burns suffered Nov. 11 when a pot of hot coffee fell on 11-month-old Randy S. Thomas in his Elmira home proved fatal for him Tuesday in Arnot-Ogden Hospital. Randy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Thomas. Police said Mrs. Thomas told them she had left the boy in the living room while she attended to her other child in another room. Randy crawled into the kitchen and pulled the electric cord to the coffee pot, causing it to topple on him. He suffered second-and third-degree bums over 40 percent of his body. The family's address Is 207 South Ave. Baby Born in Port Authority NEW YORK (AP) The stork was faster than the ambulance and a young Virginia woman gave birth to a boy early today in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. A policeman served as midwife. Mrs. Eunice Smith, 23, of Mathews, Va., gave birth to a son in the terminal's first aid room while doctor and ambulance were en route. Patrolman Joseph Haugk, 33, of Tea-neck, N.J., father of three, assisted. Mother and son were reported doing well at St. Clare's Hospital. And one of the nation's busiest bus tpr-minals recorded the first birth in its 15-year history. Sot S b i t- 0. He's Had It The battle is over, this scarred building has been taken from Viet Nam, and this 9outh Korean marine is bushed. Taylor Calls for Hard-Nosed Policy In Negotiations NEW YORK (AP) Gen. Max- Increasingly well as a result jftf more well D. Taylor, holding that the troops and "for the first ut:.we are bombing of North Viet Nam gives the United States blue chips for any peace talks, warns "don't pay a blue chin bv.tdvinc up the bombing to get negotiations started." He called for a "clear rye and hard-nosed policy" in any approach to negotiations. "We should come out not only with our shirt, but with a free and independent South Viet Nam," the retired general said. Taylor, a special adviser to President Johnson and former ambassador to South Viet Nam, spoke Tuesday night at a dinner of the Manufacturing Chemists Association. The air attacks on the north has given a "great morale boost" to the Saigon government and has "immobilized" 200,000 to 300,000 North Vietnamese, the general said. Abandonment of the bonbing of the north "would have a tremendous negative effect on South Viet Nam and they might possibly quit fighting," he declared. Taylor said ground action is going Stock Market Rebounds Today In Active Trading NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market mnved generally higher early today in fairly active trading. The list was rebounding after four straight declines. Brokers said that apparently most of the pre-Thanks-giving day weekend selling had been taken care of. Gainers outnumbered lowers, some advances stretching from fractions to 2 or 3 points: hut there were still plenty of small losers. The list was rising on balance despite reports of a deepening auto sales slump, the recall of thousands of 1967 model earn because of possible safety defects and a prediction by the Commerce Department that construction next year will experience its first drop since 1960. . IBM spurted more than 3 points. Eastern Air Lines more than 2, United Aircraft nearly 2. American Optical Rose 2 1-2 to 75 following news that Werner-Lambert directors have approved a plan for acquisition of that company. Up about a point were Zenith, Polaroid and Douglas Aircraft. Warner-Lambert edged lower. Most oils were fractionally lower. Du Pont ex dividend was off nearly a point. Consolidate Edison rose 3-4 to 33 cn 10.000 shares. Opening blfxks includM; Xerox, up 3 1-2 at 188 on 7,000 shares; Montgomery Ward, unchanged at 21 on 5,000; and Eastern Air Unes, up 1 3-4 at 67 1-4 on 6,400 shares. Tuesday The Associated Press average of 60 stocks Ml 15 to 291.1. Prices rose today on the American Stock Exchange. Molybdenum gained nearly 2, Syntex more than a point. mm frang ( putting a brake on the expansion of the North Vietnamese and Vict Cong."' Three Children Die in Fire MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Three young children did Tuesday night in a fire wluch swept the interior of the home of a soldier recently returned from Viet Nam. Mr. ami Mrs. Tnnyson Carter J Mayfield jumped from the window of their one-story house. Carter, slated to leave today for Germany, suffered cuts on the chest and legs and other injuries. His wife was unhurt. The coroner's office said their chil dren died of third-degree burns. They were Darrell Carter, 3 months; Caesar Carter, 2, and Teresa Powell, 9, stepdaughter. Cause of the fire was not deter mined. Our Fliers Step Up WarT Ground Fighting Lapses SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) -U. S. fliers stepped up their attacks in North and South Vict Nam while on the ground the fighting lapsed today into small scattered clashes. B52 lxmbcrs pounded Communist positions in support of the American forces pressing Operation Attleboro in Tay Ninh Province ami those in Operation Paul Revere in the central highlands. The weather improved over North Viet Nam Tuesday for the first time in nearly two weeks, ami U. S. pilots flew i bombing missions, an increase over recent days but still far Mow the average 150 missions of ideal flying days. One American plane was reported shot down, a two-man Air Force F4C Phantom jet. Both fliers were listed as missing. It was the 427th plane reported lost over North Vict Nam and the first since Nov. 11. On another front, the U. S. mission announced a new, major effort to spur the pacification program, the civilian-directed campaign to win the allegiance of South Viet Nam's masses fo the Saigon government. Dcpu'y U. S. Ambassador William J. Porter, 52, was named to head the new attempt to make the flagging program succeed. As the ground fighting subsided, the 360,000 American troops in Viet Nam and the 60,000 men offshore on 7th fleet ships looked forward to the traditional turkey-and-trimmings Thanksgiving dinner Thursday. In another development, L. .V sources disclosed inai gomtuuiis from South Viet Nam's regular army Iker Says m Hi the foe at Quang Ngai, South Cost of Living Rises Four-Tenths During Month WASHINGTON (AP) - Living casts rase four-tenths of one per cent last month as virtually all consumer goods ami services except food in creased In price, the Labor Department reported today. Retail food prices went down two-tenths of one per cent, but costs continued up for housing, clothing, medical care, automobiles and many other items measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The October increase, the ninth straight monllily rise, brought the index up to 114.5, meaning it cost $11.45 last month to purchase items worth $10 in the 1957-59 base period. Scranton Airline Stewardess Cited MIAMI BEACH, 11a. (AP) - Two pilots and two airline stewardesses, including Barbara Ann Creske of Scranton, Pa., have been cited for heroic action beyond the call of duty. Miss Creske, a stewardess with Allegheny Airlines, received a gold medal award for "heroic action in aiding and evacuating the passengers and crew at the crash landing of Allegheny Airlines flight 604 near Williamspoit in July. The awards were made by the Air Line Pilots Association. have dropped sharply since stiff new penalties were ordered last April. These sources reported 4,000 Vietnamese desertions in September compared with 7.500 last March. In the scattered grcund action, U.S. Marines supported by air strikes, artillery, naval gunfire and tanks reported killing 36 Vict Cong in clashes Tuesday near Da Nang and Chu Lai. The Marines .said they trapped one band of 25 Viet Cong on a small pen-inusla 13 miles southwest of Chu Lai ami drove them to the sea. The Leathernecks called in artillery barrages and air strikes which killed 15 of the Viet Cong. The Marines killed the other 10 in Eround fighting. The Marines reported only light casualties. ( CZ3 Denmark Election Swings to Left, Ex-Red Party Head New Strongman COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -Socialist Jens Otto Krag will continue as Denmark's premier following an election swing to the left, but former Communist party chairman Aksel Larscn has emerged as the most powerful political figure in the North Atlantic ally. Larsen, 69, quit the Communist party 10 years ago in protest against the smashing of the Hungarian rev olution and founded the left-wing People's Socialist party. Like the Communist party, it vigorously opposes the North Atlantic Treaty Organize, SPACE CENTER, Houston, Tex. (AP) Gemini 12's champion space-walker revealed today he saw a strange phenomenon while working outside his spaceship: Rubbing his fingers together sparked a faint glow. "I noticed the peculiar thing during the night pass," Air Force Maj. Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr. told a news conference. "I think its something we should look at." Aldrin, who teamed with Navy Capt. James A. Lovell Jr. for the four-day Gemini 12 flight that rang down the curtain on America's Project Gemini, had no explanation for whr.t it might be. Over-all, Aldrin said, spacewalking "Went quite a bit smoother than I actually thought it would." Aldrin, a rookies who mastered the hostilities of space with three historic ventures totaling 5 1-2 hours, returned from space with the world's title for space walking. "We didn't run into a single prob lem that gave us any trouble," he noted. Lovell said the two men had a brief period of disappointment shortly after they got into space and! were chasing an Agena rocket for a rendezvous 'Buzz noticed that the computer wasn't giving any change in range," Lovcu saw, explaining mat the radar was supposed to feed the computer with data. He added that he then looked at the control board and noticed that the radar had apparently lost its lock-on. "For a minute we just looked at each other and said: 'Ah, it couldn't happen to us.' " Lovell said. So, the two pilots resorted to their visual means of catching the fleeting target while not using the radar-something never done on a Gemini flight. "I'm sort of glad we had radar failure because it gave us a chance to use the backup charts," Lovell added while noting that they were equipped with a sequence of secondary ways to complete the rendezvous. "I think the maneuvers we made were more accurate than those given on the ground," he said. Aldrin's sojourns, highlighted by a stroll lasting 2 hours and 9 minutes, proved that by resting frequently and using proper restraint equipment, man can do meaningful work outside his capsule. Aldrin did not encounter the fatigue problems strollers before him met. "I think we learned the great value of a restraint system," Aldrin said. To do a series of seemingly innocu ous tasks like hooking little rings to little hooks, Aldrin investigated the use of waist straps and restraint boots called "golden slippers." "We have to fix the body in posi tion so we can devote our entire interest to the work at hand," he said. It can be done without the waist tether, but it can't be done with the same freedom of action." Aldrin also praised the training he had on earth, specifically the use of underwater simulations to train for work in space where there is no gravity and man has a tendencey to float aimlessly. Lovell and Aldrin captured man's first pictures of a total solar eclipse from space a feat that took split- second timing while dashing around the world 17,500 miles an hour. "I thought at first we were really going to miss it." Uvcll said. "The moon appeared to be too low. . . As the time tototality came when the moon completely blotted out the sun it became more apparent they were right on target. i No Times Tomorrow There will be no edition of The Evening Times Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. tion and demands unconditional U.S. withdrawal from Viet Nam. Voters Tuesday went against preelection predictions by giving Lar-sen's party 20 seats 'i the Parliament, double the number it won in 1964, and reduced Krag's Social Democrats by 7 seats, to 69. The surge to the left could spell trouble for Krag, whose party has headed the government for 13 years Krag in the past has governed chiefly by compromises with the major non-Socialist parties, but from now on he ;11 have to work more with Larsen. t

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