Clearfield Progress, January 4, 1966

Clearfield Progress

January 04, 1966

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Progress, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Toddy's ChuekU Sign on batteries in' f ar- age: "Wanna start THE PROGRESS Tip More district groups held or- f anizational meetings last night. For the reports, turn to Page 10, Vol. 60 No. 2 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Philipsburg, Mothannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, January 4, 1966 Copies Daily 12 PAGES TODAY Adjournment Fight Continues At State Capital BULLETIN HARRISBURG (AP) The Republican Senate and the Democratic House continued their year-long dis- agreement to the last moment of the 1965 session to- day. The Senate quit at the stroke of noon and im- mediately convened the 1966 session, but the House pushed back the clock and stayed in business another half hour. By JACK LYNCH HARRISBURG (AP) Senate Republicans and House Democrats carried their fight over adjournment of the con- tentious 1965 legislative session to the bitter end today. Republican leaders and Gov. Scranton planned a morn- ing meeting to' discuss strategy while Democrats vowed to keep the session going right up to the moment the 1966 session convenes at the constitutionally fixed time of high Johnston Starts Job as Mayor At Philipsburg Council Elects Gordon Gibson As President PHILIPSBURG Clifford A. Johnston officially assumed the duties of mayor at last night's reorganizational meeting of Bor- ough Council. He succeeds Sam- uel Z. Miller in that office. Gordon T. Gibson was elect- ed president of Council for the next two-year period to succeed Lewis C. Hohnka who retired from Council at last night's meeting. Octavious Catherine was elected to succeed John W. Milsom as vice president. Mr. Milsom also retired from Coun- cil. In the absence of Mr. Gibson, Mr. Catherine presided at the meeting and announced that committee appointments will be announced by the new president in the near future. The oath of office was admin- istered to four newly elected councilmen by Mayor Johnson: Mrs. Dorothy Rickard and Kale McMasters, who were re-elect- ed, and Donald P. Enck and John W. Bottornley, newly- ly elected members. Council, for the next two years, will be comprised of the following members: First Ward Please Turn to 10, Col. 6 "We are resolved to conclude our session some time before said Senate Majority Leader Stanley G. Stroup. The object would be to create an interim period between the two sessions during which Scranton would be free to make temporary appointments. Democrats tried to lessen the necessity for interim appoint- ments Monday by helping con- firm 72 persons to top posts. But they refused to help con- firm some of the other 50 ap- pointments pending, including that of William A. Meefaan, Phil- adelphia Republican leader, to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Com- mission. If Meehan is seated, control of the commission's Lawrence Board Approves School Projecf Flan The Lawrence Township School Board voted to authorize the joint board to act as agent in setting up school-wide proj- ects under the Federal Elemen- tary and Secondary Education Act at a regular meeting last night in the Centre School. The school districts of the jointure can qualify for 000 in these funds, but in the interest of efficiency and more flexible programs it is believed the administration should be jointure-wide rather than dis- trict by district. Details mf the ESEA programs are now being worked out by a committee of administrators headed by How- ard E. Kuhns, elementary super- visor. The ESEA project was out- lined for the directors by Fred Continued on Page 2, Col. 2 Fair with little tempera- ture change tonight, low 23 fo 31. Increasing cloudi- ness and warmer Wednes- day, high in the 40s. Sunrise Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. 6.40 feef Today 7 a. m. 6.42 feet Precipitation trace. 40. Clearfield Weather Monday low 33; High Overnight low 28. 41. Mid State Airport Monday low 26; High Overnight low 19. Continued on Page 2, Col. 1 Dimes March Is Launched In County The 1966 March of Dimes through which funds will be raised to help conquer birth de- fects and to give continued aid to polio victims, was officially launched in Clearfield County last night. Directors and.workers of the Clearfield County Chapter of the National Foundation were guests of the Clearfield Lions Club at a kick-off dinner in the New Dimeling Hotel. The ypeaker for the dinner was the new state representa- tive for the Foundation, John K. McClung Jr. of Harrisburg, who spoke on the' background of the National Foundation, its conquest of polio and its new objc .-lives. Describing the Foundation as Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Inside The Progress Classified Ads 8, t Comics 11 Sports 6, 1 Heloise 12 Columns 4 Obituaries 2 Hospital News 2 Social News 12 Today in History 3 Mayor Giarth Takes Off ice At Curwensville Harzinski Renamed President Of Borough Council CURWENSVILLE A new mayor and four councilmen took, office at Curwensville last night during a brief, special meeting which also saw the re-election of Frank Harzinski as presi- dent. Ralph D. Giarth was sworn in as mayor by Justice of the Peace Claude Bloom. Mayor Giarth, a Republican who suc- ceeds a Democrat, Ernest Wise, expressed the hope that poli- tics would be put aside for the betterment of the community. President Harzinski, who was re-elected, was among the four councilmen administered the oath of office by Mr. Giarth in his first official act as mayor. The new councilmen are Jack Errigo, Gerald Wills and Lar- ry Crittenden. Mayor Giarth next presided over the annual reorganization before turning the meeting over to President Harzinski. Harry Fye also was re-elected vice president and William B. Way was retained as secretary. Others retained were Russell W. Brown as street commis- sioner, Miss Dorothy Miller as treasurer an'd David S. Ammer- man as solicitor. The three retiring councilmen E. Vesco, James H. French and Arthur each expressed their pleasure at serving on Council and ex- tended best wishes to the in- Please Turn to Page 1C, Col. 3 Commissioners Name Acting Chief Clerk .The Clearfield missioners yesterday named Mrs. Katherine Strange as act- ing" chief clerk, pending the ap- pointment of a permanent suc- cessor to Stanley M. Zbieg. Mr. Zbieg, chief commission- ers' clerk for the1 past decade, resigned to assume the office of city treasurer at DuBois, a post to which he was elected last November. A discussion of a permanent appointment was held but the Republican majority commis- sioners failed to reach agree- ment. Schirmer Printing Shop Destroyed in it WRECKAGE LEFT BY FIRE Charred ruins of printing shop owned and operated by Arthur B. Schirmer of Curwensville were still smouldering today after fire swept the building last night. Damage estimates rang- ed ns high as (Progress Photo) W. F. Anderson Heads Council At Clearfield William F. Anderson and Dr. Walter P. Thorp were re-elected president and vice president re- spectively last night when Clearfield Borough Council re- organized for the coming two years Mr. Anderson was renamed with a 7-5 vote over Councilman Roy E. Wise Jr. Dr. Thorp's election was unanimous. Both Mr. Anderson and Dr. Thorp are from First Ward. The, .special reorgaoizational meeting, which according to Council by-laws must be called on the first Monday each even-numbered year, was the first session for councilmen elected at the last general elec- tion. They included two newly- elected councilmen, H B. Bless- ing of Second -Ward and Joseph V. Marino of Fourth Ward, and four councilmen who were re- elected, Mr. Anderson and Ken- neth Pearce of First Ward, Har- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Attention Shifted From U. S. Push Reds Strike Back at Viet Troops, Korean Marines By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Large Viet Cong forces struck back tonight at South Korean marines and Vietnamese paratroopers on a search and destroy mission near the coastal city of Tuy Hoa, 240 miles northeast of Saigon. A U. S. spokesman said the allied force, supported by artillery, killed eight guer- rillas and captured eight while taking light casualties. This raised the number of Com- fmunists claimed killed in the I r I DIIIIET'IKI operation to 180. Capital Fund Budget Sent To Governor HARRISBURG (AP) House today completed action on a S431 million capital construc- tion budget for the next two years, sending it to Gov. Scran- ton on a vote of 185-19. The final vote came after 34 minutes of debate and just 12 minutes before the scheduled noon ending of the 1965 legisla- The tive session. The Senate completed action on the compromise bill Monday night. The budget, which authorizes construction of buildings for the state and state-aided institutions through long term borrowing un- der the General State Authority, had a stormy journey since its introduction late in August. A last-minute compromise was worked out Monday by a House? Senate Conference Committee to avoid a floor fight. It was trimmed by floor fight was pledged by chairman Martin P. Mullen of the House Appropriations Committee unless some of his original million worth of FIRST 1966 BABY Robin Lynn McCrocken probably couldn't care less that she was the first baby born in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area in the new year. She even closed her eyes when the photographer paid a visit. Her mother, Mrs. Fredric McCracken of Grampian, and her dad are aware of iMhough. They'll be the recipients of a number of prizes awarded by area merchants. Robin entered the world in the Clearfield Hospital just 11 hours and 17 minutes after the new year began. PKoto) Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Osceola Mayor Redding in Office; Danko Renamed OSCEOLA MILLS John A. Redding, newly-elected mayor, officiated last night at the re- organization meeting of borough council and administered the oath of office to Edward Al- bert, who was re-elected for a four-year term, and to John Golemboski. James McElroy and Alex Kost, newly-elected members. Michael Danko was re-elected president of Council and Ed- ward Albert was elected vice president to succeed John Blake. Councilmen whose terms Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Authority Seeks Water Pacts At Wallaceton WALLACETON A house-to- house canvass of all prospec- tive water users is currently under way here. Members of the Wallaceton Mupnicipal Authority are con- tacting property owners for sig- natures are required by Jan. 22 to make the project possible. Please Turn to Pace 10 Col. 5 BULLETIN NEW YORK (AP) Union leader Michael ,J. Quill was ar- rested today for contempt of a court order forbidding this city's bus and subway strike. A judge Monday night direct- ed that Quill and eight other of- ficials of two unions be sent to jail until they purge themselves by ordering "in good faith" their men back'to work. The arrest occurred at noon. Directors Survey Philipsburg Junior High Vandalism PHILIPSBURG Philipsburg Union School directors took time before and after their meeting in the junior high school here last' night to survey damage done to the main entrance and auditorium which had been painted during the holiday vaca- tion. The walls, which had been re- decorated in contrasting panels of patio brick and off-white, were defaced with a green chalk- like substance sometime be- tween 5 and 6 p. in yesterday. A school official said today that the markings are apparently the work of one or two indivi- duals. The building was unlocked at that time due to the scheduling of extracurricular activities and some one could have slipped in and out of the school without being noticed. A school official said today that "we do not be- lieve any of the students par- ticipating in the after-hour ac- tivities or the spectators at Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 The outbreak of fighting shift- ed attention from the big U.S. paratroop push into the Mekong Delta west of Saigon. The 173rd Airborne Brigade sloshed through the swamps around Bao Trai, 20 miles west of Saigon, but did not come in contact with the main guerrilla elements in the area. One brief skirmish, however, produced casualties on both sides, U.S. spokesmen said. The suspension of U.S. air raids on North Viei, Nam contin- ued for the 12th day with no in- dication when orders would come from Washington to re- sume the attacks. U.S. planes last attacked the Communist north just before the start of the 30-hour Christmas cease-fire on Dec. 24. As air attacks continued in (he south, a Navy Skyraider supporting the 173rd Brigade was shot down by ground fire. Blaze Home Almost Lost, Too Curwensville Firm Specialized In Bible Translations By EDWARD E. MORGAN Progress Staff Writer CURWENSVILLE Fire fan. ned by strong winds leveled a printing shop owned and operated by Arthur B. Schir- mer on Ridge Avenue last night and came close to pos- sibly destroying his ranch home. The loss may reach as high as and firemen said that would have to be sidered a conservative esti- mate. Defective wiring ap- parently was the cause, ac- cording to Fire Chief William Kelly. The shop specialized in print- ing books of the Bible in many and exotic languages such as KissJ, Bandi, Cuebuano and Putu, aming others. Mr. Schirmer said today that he and his staff had just com- pleted New Testaments in. Kis- si, a dialect in New Guinea, a new version in Spanish and a third in an African dialect call- ed Kpelle.. He said they represented years of work in translating and finally setting them into type. A general alarm was sounded at 7 p. m. and firemea were at the scene within minutes. Heavy smoke and lack of an ample water supply, however, hamp. ered their efforts. Hyde firemen sent a pumper and a Itank truck and were credited with saving the Schir- mer home, which is located just a few feet from one cor- ner of the printing shop. "Without that tanker we would have lost the house, Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Grangers To Hear Soil Conservation Speakers at Pomona CURWENSVILLE The pur- poses, organization and pro- grams available 1o countians through the Clearfield County Soil Conservation Service will be explained at the evening session of Pomona Grange set for Thursday in Susquehanna Grange here. Speakers for this segment be- ginning at 7 p. m. are Edgar H. Kits of Clearfield, county soil conservationist, U. S. Soil Con- servation Service, and Elmer Lezzer of Curwensville, chair- man of the Clearfield County Soil and Water Conservation Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Pedestrian Hit By Car At Chester Hill A 75-year-old Chester Hill man was seriously injured and two other persons suffered min- or injuries in Clearfield Coun- ty traffic accidents yesterday. The Chester Hill resident, 75- year-old G. Albert Powell of 522 Henrietta St., is listed as "not good" at the Philipsburg State General Hospital where he was taken after being struck by a car last night. Mr. Powell suffered multiple fractures of the pelvis, a cere- bral concussion, a right hip in- jury, injuries to the head and shoulders and cuts of the arms and legs. Chester Hill Police Chief Lyle R. Fowler said the acci- dent occurred at 5 p. m. while Mr. Powell was attempting to cross Walton Street (Route 53) about 150 feet west of Gertrude Street. The car that struck him was operated by Raymond E. Dixon, 54, of Osceola Mills. Police Chief Fowler has ask- ed that witnesses to the acci- dent contact him as soon as possible. Mr. Powell who regained con- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 flection Dispute Delays Council At Chester Hill CHESTER HILL Borough Council, which would have nor- mally seated four now or re- elected councilmen last night and reorganized for the next two-year period, was unable to c5o so at the scheduled reor- ganizational meeting. Election certificates have not yet been issued to the four councilmen to be sealed for four-year terms and doubt still exists as to the outcome for one of the posts. A ruling is awaited from Judge John A. Cherry on the outcome of the November contest. All Council members elect were present at last night's meeting held in the town hall. President Grover C. Duck, who will retire from Council, Continued on Page 2, Col Residents Reminded Of Christmas Seal Appeal by TB Unit More than buff-colored envelopes were mailed this past week by the Tuberculosis and Health Society to residents in Jeffcr.son and Clearfield counties and Philipsburg reminding them that their contribution to the work of the society had not yet been received. Area chairmen have askerl residents to take a moment to answer this Christmas seal ap- so that the large volume of mail can be reduced and that the program for the coming year can be assured. To those who have already responded, the society extends a grateful thanks. In some cases the contribution has been sent but a reminder may still be de- livered. This could be prevented if donors would remember not Francis Rumsky Is Chairman Of Lawrence Board Francis Rumsky of Glen Rich- ey was re-elected chairman of the Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors and Waller Hav- ersack of Hyde accepted as a new member at the board's an- nual reorganization meeting last night. Kenneth Graham, Mt. Joy Road, was re-elected vice chair- man and Harry Baney, Kerr Ad- dition, rc-appointcd secretary- treasurer. John B. Clear- field attorney, will again as solicitor for the township. In other first-of-the-ycar busi- rogular meeting nights on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The meetings will open at 7 p. m. in the township office, second floor of the Clear- field Hardware Building, 17 S. to remove address label_____________ from the return Continued on Page 2, Col. 2 IN FW SPA PERI IN FW SPA PERI ;

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