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News stories from April 10, 1969

FRONT PAGE HEADLINES

Headlines on the front page of the Thursday, April 10, 1969, edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette told readers, “Vietnam attacks lowest of year; U.S. losses 222,” “Harvard students, police clash in protest of ROTC” and “Young Man of Year is William Pearson.”

Readers of the Sun-Gazette 50 years ago today found this report on the front page:

SEX EDUCATION: MOST LOCAL SCHOOLS TOUCH ON IT

“Sex education in public schools is a new idea. A decade ago, few schools had any reference to the subject in their course offerings.

“Today, most school systems, including all school districts in the Williamsport area, touch on the subject of sex education, usually in conjunction with health or physiology courses. And, plans call for broadening the scope of instruction.”

Readers also found this report in the daily edition:

WOMAN TELLS OF SEEING OBJECT IN MORNING SKY

“A strange flying object in the sky at 1:10 a.m. today was reported to the Sun-Gazette by Mrs. Carole Gulick of Linden RD 1 on Daugherty’s Run Road.

“Mrs. Gulick explained that she was checking to make certain that ground burned off earlier was not smoldering when she saw a large ‘extremely white’ oval-shaped object, arched at the top and bottom, whirling westward.

“She explained that at first it resembled a fast-moving headlight in the sky — very white — but it did not illuminate beyond its own shape. It was wingless and as large as an airplane, she said.

“She noticed a row of square windows in the center of the object, which then zig-zagged overhead and returned in the direction from which it came.

“Because of a passing train in the Linden area, she could not distinguish any noise from the object.”