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The Evening Sentinel Cumberland County's Home Newspaper CARLISLE, PA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1969 VOL. LXXXVIII NO. 257 Weather Fair and mild tonight, with increasing cloudiness and continued mild tomorrow. The low yesterday was 44, the high 74. TEN CENTS 12 PAGES [[photo with caption]] POLITICAL RIVALS MEET - Hubert H. Humphrey, who ran against Richard M. Nixon last year, gets a chuckle out of remark by the President when the two held an unannounced meeting in the White House. (Story on Page 12.) Sentinel--UPI Telephoto [[photo with caption]] Nixon Fires Hershey, Plans Draft Reform WASHINGTON (UPI)-Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, 76, the symbol of draft calls to millions fo American fathers and sons, will soon be out as head of the Selective Service. His ouster is another sign that big overhaul of the draft structure probably lies ahead. "It's great that Hershey as a personality is finally getting out," said Howard Feinberg, 20, a student at San Francisco State College. "But the system is still wrong, and that's what needs to be corrected." President Nixon fired Hershey late Friday, five days before the Vietnam moratorium, a planed nationwide protest against the war. Congressional observers saw both the Hershey replacement with an as yet unnamed civilian and Nixon's draft reform--one of his chief legislative goals--as the administration's answer to growing draft protests among the youth. The administration wants Congress to authorize taking 19-year-olds first and to set up a lottery system to pick the draftees. A House Armed Services Subcommittee expects to wind up hearings Tuesday on the proposal. Until recently Hershey opposed the lottery. But Nixon and Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird have said that if Congress fails to act, they will set up a modified lottery by administrative order, effective Jan. 1. The basic change will be that instead of being vulnerable to the draft for seven years, as now, young men will be vulnerable only for one year, barring an emergency. Las Vegas Millionaire Eludes Six Kidnappers RENO, Nev. (UPI)--A Las Vegas multimillionaire escaped Friday night from six men who kidnapped him and threatened to cut off his fingers and toes and send them to his family unless $600,000 ransom was paid. Victim fo the complicated plot was Las Vegas real estate man Dean Petersen, 35. He escaped from a motorized trailer on Interstate 79 east of Reno in which eh said he had been held for more than 24 hours and phoned police from a nearby supermarket shortly after 7 p.m. Police found a pale and trembling Petersen hiding behind some cartons. His clothing was rumpled and his shirttail was out. He carried a pair of handcuffs in which he said he had been locked. He appeared uninjured. Shortly afterwards, police arrested two suspects and said they were hunting at least five others. But an all points manhunt was halted shortly before midnight. Detectives said the courageous behavior fo Petersen's sister, Mrs. Faye Johnson, led to the capture fo the two men. She twice met with the kidnapers contact man in negotiations over ransom, none of which was ever paid. "I don't know how I got out," Petersen whose holdings include the Westward Ho Hotel on the glittering Las Vegas Strip, told police. He said he had been "knocked around a little bit" by kidnapers, who had threatened to cut off his fingers and toes and send them to his family unless the ransom came. He said he had escaped after the gang left him tied and handcuffed alone in the trailer. He said a rope was placed around his neck and feet "in such a way I would strangle if I tired to sing my feet down." "I got my hands loose and untied the rope. Then I ran across a field to the supermarket." Police said Petersen said he had been seized Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas, where his abandoned automobile later was found. Just after midnight his wife received a call from the kidnapers in Reno, instructing her to send Mrs. Johnson on a flight to Reno arriving at 7:10 a.m. Peterson came to the phone and told his wife to follow instructions. When Mrs. Johnson arrived in Reno she was met by one of the suspects. Detectives followed the man with her to a coffee shop where the kidnapers demanded the full ransom while Mrs. Johnson countered with an offer to withdraw $100,000 installment form a Reno bank. Mrs. Johnson me the kidnap gang's representative again later at a hotel. 147 Bishops Will Meet With Pope VATICAN CITY (UPI)--Beneath Michelangelo's painting of "The Last Judgement," Pope Paul VI summoned together together 147 Roman Catholic bishops today for what may be the most crucial church meeting since the Vatican Ecumenical Council that began in 1962. The program called for the Pontiff to celebrate mass and then address the bishops on the theme of their two-week conference: The relationship between Pop and the bishops. The meeting in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel is step second synod of bishops in church history. Its task is to determine whether bishops are to be given an effective voice in vital decisions of the church or whether they are to remain totally subservient to the authority of the Pope. Fifteen blocks away, nearly 200 liberal European priests and observers from the United States and Latin America me at the same time to dramatize their own demand for a more democratic church--a demand that goes far beyond anything likely to emerge from the synod. The bishops, from all parts of the world, are bitterly divided between those who want to reinforce the Pope's authority and those who feel that authority must be shared. Pope Paul called the Synod last December after several national bishops' conferences failed to support his encyclical opposing artificial means of birth control. In preparations for the Synod, bishops of 23 countries including the United Sates have urged the bishops be consulted on all vital decisions, such as that on birth control, in the future. Other more conservative bishops have insisted no the right of the pope to decide as he chooses and have proposed that bishops' conferences refrain form speaking on important topics without clearing their statements with the Vatican. Philadelphia Hotel Strike Is Settled PHILADELPHIA (UPI) -- Hotels and motels resumed normal service here today following a 10-day strike by 3,000 employees. Members of Local 567, Hotel, Motel and Club Employees Union (AFL-CIO) returns to work after ratifying by a 2-to-1 margin Friday a contract agreement reached with the Philadelphia Hotel-Motel Association on Thursday. The strike which began Oc. 1 at 37 hotels, motels and clubs closed their restaurants and cocktail lounges, canceled banquets and meetings, and drove conventions to seek other cities and forced guests to make beds and carry luggage. The contract provided an immediate increase to $74 weekly for unskilled employees who had been earning $56 a week. The union demanded a $2 hourly minimum wage and $80 a week for employees such as dish washers and laundrymen who receive no tips. Mayor James H. J. Tate, who entered contract talks on Monday when the strike posed a threat to the city's economy, called the agreement the best under the circumstances. Kopechne Autopsy Hearing On Oct. 20 WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (UPI)--District Attorney Edmund S. Dinis of Massachusetts will have an opportunity later this month to press his petition for the exhumation and autopsy on the body of Mary Jo Kopechne. Dinis' chance came Friday when Common Pleas Court Judge Bernard C. Brominski rejected a motion by the parents of the 28-year-old secretary to block a postmortem in the investigation of the death of Mary Jo in a car driven off a narrow bridge by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Brominski set a hearing for Oct. 20 in Luzerne County Court here on Dinis' amended petition for exhumation, which alleged the presence of blood on Miss Kopechne's blouse and in her moth and nose when her body was recovered from the submerged car in a tidal pond on Chappaquiddick Island. "Only a hearing will bring to light the facts that will allow the court to resolve the question of exhumation and autopsy," the jurist said. The hearing, he added, would serve the "interest of both the public and the Kopechnes." The ruling marked the second setback for Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Kopechne, who have fought for seven weeks to prevent a hearing and exhumation of their daughter's body from a grave in nearby Larksville. Their attorney, Jospeh F. Flanagan, first argued that Brominksi lacked jurisdiction, but the judge denied that contention and called for an amended petition from Dinis setting forth additional facts. Flanagan later asked that a hearing on the autopsy request be delayed until the outcome of an inquest in Edgartown, Mass., which has been postponed to await disposition of Kennedy appeals before the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Russians Orbit Two Men To Start Space Platform MOSCOW (UPI)--The Soviet Union today announced it had sent two cosmonauts into earth orbit aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. Informed sources said four more men would follow in two ships to build a space platform. Tass, the Soviet news agency said the two-man Soyuz crew was well. "Soyuz 6 is piloted by Lt. Col. Georgy Shonin and flight engineer is Valery Kubasov," Tass said. "The crew feels fine." Tass said the spacecraft "has been put with high precision on the calculated orbit of an earth satellite." Tass said the cosmonauts would carry out a "heavy program" of experiments including the welding of metal in conditions of vacuum and weightlessness. That meant, space experts in Moscow said, the cosmonauts would experiment on construction of an interplanetary space platform. Radio and television communications, were established between Soyuz 6 and ground control which was presumably at the Soviets' manned space center at Baikonur in the Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan. Such a space station would eventually serve as a jumping off point for trips to the moon and planets. Following broad Soviet hints that a new space adventure was afoot, informed scientific sources said today that if all goes well, the first portion of the space station would be sent up before Monday. More and more sections then would be launched to be added to the first sections, building a permanent station that eventually would serve as a jumping-off point for trips to the moon and planets. An American space station to carry 12 men in extended orbit is not planned before 1975, although experiments on the project could begin as soon as 1972, according to the U.S. space authorities. The Soviet operation envisages shuttling crews and supplies between the earth and orbiting space station--something the Soviets have put ahead of landing a man on the moon. Jim Thorpe Project Gets Boost A resolution passed yesterday in Albuquerque, N.M. regarding Jim Thorpe's medals met with enthusiasm today here in Carlisle. The National congress of American Indians meeting in the New Mexico city, unanimously endorsed the restoration of medals that Thorpe won in the 1912 Olympics. The Indian organization urges the U.S. Olympic Committee to restore the medals. Earlier this year the Carlisle Jaycees started a movement for restoration of the trophies and medals. The movement snowballed into a national campaign, later developing into an international gesture. Reuben Smitely, president of Carlisle Jaycees, said today that the matter will likely go into the courts of Sweden eventually. Thorpe won the medals a the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, home of the International Olympic Committee and home of the Olympic court. Local Jaycees drew up petitions to be circulated on behalf of Thorpe's trophies. Michael Sheaffer was named chairman of the Jim Thorpe project. "We have close to 11,000 signatures," Smitely said today. "We are drawing up a final version of a letter to the Olympic Committee in Sweden." The local group has the backing of the Pennsylvania Jaycees and has requested backing from the national organization. Smitely said the Carlisle Jaycees have received encouragement from every state except three, and from four foreign countries. Enthusiasm is greatest in Pennsylvania, where Thorpe becomes famous as an athlete, and from Oklahoma, the state where he was born. His birthplace was the village of Prague and his mother called Bright Path. When Thorpe was about 10 years old he went as a student to Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kan. When football coach Pop Warner and the Carlisle team returned from a trip to California in late 1899, they stopped at Haskell. This was the first time that Thorpe saw the Indian team or Pop Warner. A few years later, Thorpe came to Carlisle. It was here that the great Indian (who was really part Irish) started his road to everlasting fame. And the town of Carlisle became famous right along with him and because of him. The Indian School rapidly becomes a national figure in football, particularly in games with schools like Harvard, Pennsylvania and Princeton. Its most notable competition was Penn. In those days Ivy League football teams were bout the roughest and toughest in the country. Smitely said today the the local Jaycees have received about 500 letters from all over the country. All are in favor of restoring Thorpe's trophies and medals. Smitely said the Jaycee goal is for a successful conclusion of the Thorpe project by the end of the year, and at the end of the latest, next April. In 1953 the Pennsylvania towns of Mauch Chuck and East Mauch Chuck merged and re-named their town Jim Thorpe, coinciding with the burial of Thorpe's body marked with a mausoleum just outside of the town. The project never attained the goals for which it intended. Several persons in the Mauch Chunk area resented the change in the community's name, and there is always considerable talk there of changing it back. The general feeling, notably during the past few months favors Carlisle as the home of Jim Thorpe the athlete. Sex Films Belittled By Valenti SAN FRANCISCO 9UPI)--Superficial sex films are going the way of silent movies and five-cent popcorn, according to the American movie industry's guardian of moral standards. Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, told the Commonwealth Club Friday there will be "a definite turn away from the great use of sex" in films during the next year or so. Thinning box office receipts, not movie censorship, will make the end of bottomless, topless, thoughtless films, Valenti predicted. He pointed out that 65 per cent of all movie admissions in this country are young people under 25 who increasingly find scanty panties flicks "dull, drab and old hat." Though he dismissed institutionalized censorship as absurd, Valenti contended "total freedom is as awful as total repression." [[line]] MONDAY'S BOX 10:30 a.m. -- Carlisle Hospital Auxiliary Coffee for Volunteers, Board Room of hospital. 6:00 p.m. -- Carlisle Valley Kiwanis, Bellaire House. 7:00 p.m. -- American Legion Auxiliary, Post Home No. 101 8:00 p.m. -- Carlisle Band, Band Hall, 35 East South Street. 8:00 p.m. -- Carlisle Area Barbershop Chorus, Grace United Methodist. 8:00 p.m. -- Knights of Columbus, Knights Home, Franklin Street. Eagleton Says Party Must Produce Record HARRISBURG, Pa. (UPI) - Sen. Thomas F Eagleton, D-Mo., took partisan glee Saturday at the problems fo the Nixon administration. But he acknowledged, "You can't build a record on criticism alone." In the text of his speech for the Pennsylvania Democratic Study Committee, Eagleton said, "No red-blooded Democrat can suppress a certain private satisfaction with Mr. Nixon's publicity during the last few days...the polls showed Nixon about 14 points behind Johnson, Kennedy and Eisenhower at comparable points in their presidential careers. The President put his prestige on the line for Judge Haynsworth and it did not help. "He announced his unflinching opposition to those who protest the war -- and only enhanced their cause," Eagleton said. Although the Democrats have an obligation to critiqued the GOP, they must do more, he said. "We Democrats need some better answers and a better record than we had last year, when we go to the people in 1970 and 1972," he said. Democrats have taken the lead on tax reform, he said, and should do the same in health measures, help for the elderly, and education improvements. "Something is wrong when our budget for ammunition alone on Vietnam last year equaled our entire federal budget for education here at home," Eagleton said. The hard fact is that we must now make responsible and courageous choices between guns and butter." Gunman Kills Teen-Ager In Front Of Classmates WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (UPI)-A middle-aged gunman killed a teen-age girl in front of her schoolmates Friday and critically wounded in a scuffle one of two men who came to her aid. The police said the gunman, described as between 30 and 40 years old, 5-foot-8, 150 - pounds, ran along railroad tracks to the downtown area and disappeared in the rush hour crowd after throwing away the pistol which police will try to trace. The police said the man attacked Kaiser, 14, without apparent motive two blocks from her home as she walked from St. Mary's High School. She was walking alone beneath a railroad overpass, the police said, but other pupils were in front of and behind her. Two men in a car saw the man beating the girl and they ran to her aid. The assailant then pulled a 22 caliber pistol and shot the girl. Bob Klinkel, 37, of nearby Lake Winola RD 1, grabbed the man momentarily, but he broke loose and shot Klinkel in the chest at point blank range. Klinkel underwent surgery at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Klinkel's companion, Fred Kelly, about 50, of Wilkes-Barre, chased the gunman along the Lehigh Valley Railroad tracks, but he gave up and jumped into the bushes when the man fired at him from about [[?]] 8 feet [[?]]. The assailant discarded his dark sports jacket and the pistol along the tracks. Police said the pistol was not registered. Strike At Plant Here Continues Officially there is no change in the status today of the strike of the 270 employees of the Frog Switch and Manufacturing Company, Carlisle. The strike began Thursday, and negotiations are underway in hopes of a prompt settlement.
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