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Progress, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania ChuckU One reason thtt Americans won't go Communist is that when they hear the shout "Worken Arise" they think it's time for the coffee bretk. THE PROGRESS Tip Diy' is torial topic for tonight. Turn to Page 4. Vol. 59 No. 8 Our 56th Ytar Moshannon Pa., Tuetdoy, January 11, 1966 Cnpits Daily 28 PAGES Direct U. S.-Hanoi Contact Made By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON con- gressional panei planned to question CIA Director William F. Raborn today on the newly announced direct U.S. diplo- matic contact with Hanoi. The Central Intelligence Agency chief was to brief a joint subcommittee on the CIA at midafternoon on the Johnson administration's peace offensive. Viet Nam Secretary of State Dean Rusk had been scheduled to brief the House Foreign Affairs Commit- tee this morning on the Viet Nam situation. But he left for India shortly after midnight as a member of the U.S. delegation to the funeral of Indian Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri. Presidential press secretary Bill D. Moyers disclosed the KVS.-North Vietnamese contact late Monday but refused to tell more including how, when or where it came about. It was learned that a U.S. dip- lomat met for a few minutes with a Hanoi representative and handed him a message con- cerning U.S. proposals for peace in Viet Nam. The two officials were report- ed to have exchanged routine remarks, but not to have 'en- gaged in any substantive nego- tiations. Johnson ha 5 offered uncondi- tional discussions. To this the Communists have not yet given any significant response through diplomatic channels, it was stated. Publicly, the Reds are continuing to berate the United States as the aggressor in Viet Nam. The U.S.-North Vietnamese meeting was said to have oc- curred some time ago. John- son's current peace campaign began .Dec. 24 with the halt in air strikes against North Viet Nam targets. Hanoi's receipt of the U.S. communication this time dur- ing last May's bombing pause it refused a U.S. message sent through the British was not regarded as significant here pending a reply from the North Vietnamese capital. At least a dozen Communist and non-Communist countries have both U.S. and North Viet- namese diplomats accredited at their capitals. While Moyers declined to hint at the site of the contact, he lifted the adminis- tration's secrecy on its diplo- matic efforts slightly when asked about the statement of three Americans just returned from an unauthorized trip to Hanoi. The White House spokesman said the three Yale Professor Staughton Lynd and two others were "incompletely in- formed" in asserting that there had been no direct U S. govern- ment contact with Hanoi.( Moy- ers said it was a "safe deduc- tion" that there had been direct contact. Moyers also said U.S. Ambas- sador-at-large W. Averell Harri- man is going to Saigon, but he Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 6 John Acey House Raied Brisbin Family of Five Left Homeless by Fire COUNTIANS CHECK WINNERS Three Clearfield residents Mrs. Norman Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Weiss look at the, prize-winning coats by two fellow countians at the State Farm Show yesterday. Coats won a second place for Mrs. Bryon Wingard and a fourth place for Mrs. Cioyd Witherite, both of Grampian. (Agricultural Extension Photo) By WILLIAM B. McFEETERS Progress Philipsburg Bureau BRISBIN A family of five persons is homeless here to- day as the result of a morn- ing fire which destroyed the John P. Acey home on Irvin Street. The loss was estimat- ed at between and More than 100 firemen from three companies fought the blaze. The Houtzdale Fire Com- pany had three trucks in action, the Columbia Fire Company of Osceola Mills had two pump- ers and an emergency truck present, and the Ramey Fire Company had its pumper on the scene. Immediately upon arriving at the scene, Houtzdale Fire Chief Thomas Love summoned the other companies. The fire broke out in the base- ment, near the furnace, at 7 a. m. Mr. Acey, a mechanic at the General Cigar Co. plant at Philipsburg, was at work at the time. His wife, Leatta, was bathing and dressing their three small children. "I smelled smoke and went down to the Mrs. Acey said. She recalled that the furnace was hot and that a sheet of asbestos over it was Inside The Progress Classified Ads 9, 9 Comics 11 News From Around World 10 Sports 6, 7 Hospital News 3 Obituaries 9 Social News 12 More on Candidates......3 Editorial, Columns 4 State News Briefs 5 Hints From Heloise 12 More on Medicare 2 Indians Mourn Death of Prime Minister Shastri Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Countians Win Clothing Prizes At farm Show Yesterday, the opening day of the State Farm Show at Harris- burg, proved to be an eventful one for Clearfield countians especially for those entered in the clothing competition. Two Grampian women, Mrs. Byron Wingard and Mrs. Cloyd Wilherite, came home with sec- ond and fourth places respec- tively in the woman's tailored coat class in the adult clothing competition. Their younger counterparts, entered in the 4-H clothing com- petition, slso captured sewing awards. Aileen Bowers of Clear- field who had entered a tailored wool coat and a dacron dress, was awarded a third place. The Brink sisters of Berwinsdale, Dorothy and Cathy, each won a fifth for their entries of a jumper and gathered skirt re- spectively. Representing the area in the eighth annual Folk Dance Con- test tonight will be the Centre PIill Grange group. They will be competing for cash awards and ribbons with 60 groups from 22 counties. Still another important day for county 4-H'ers will be Thurs- day when the potato grading and Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 At School Board Accepts Water Service Pacts PHILIPSBURG The Executive Committee of the Phil- ipsburg-Osceola Area Schools, convening in regular session in the senior high school library here last night, took ac- tion on numerous matters ranging from accepting water service agreements for two of the jointure's elementary schools to deciding when to spend state funds allocated to bringing teachers' up to schedule. Edgar H. Wilson, president of the joint board, reported on a meeting between the building and grounds committee and the West Decatur Authority relative to the proposed community wa- ter system for West Decatur and ithe signing of water service agreement for the Boggs Township Elementary School. The Executive Committee ac- cepted the recommendation to sign on with the West Decatur Authority, contingent on further investigation. Charges listed by the authori- ty include a tap-in fee for a IVi inch line. The fee in- creases for each additional quarter-inch. The schedule of rates for a IVi-line shows the subscriber is entitled to gallons of water at a flat month- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Harrington Elected Council President At Chester Hill CHESTER HILL Joshua G. Harrington elected presi- dent of Bo'rough Council last night during the biannual re- organization meeting. He succeeds Grover C. Duck who retired from Council. Aden W. Musser was re-elected vice president. Mayor Lee R. Ashcroft of- ficiated during the reorganiza- tion after administering the oaths of office to Mr. Musser, who was re-elected, and to Max- well S. Butterworth and Lee R. Ashcroft Jr., the mayor's son. Council, at this time, has only Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 County Board Discusses Plan For Tech School A conference with Dean Ken- nedy of State College, architect for the proposed new county Vocational Technical School, took up the attention of the Clearfield County Board of School Directors at a regular meeting last night. Discussion of possible sites and the type of building, the lat- ter to house at least 15 shops, was of top importance. No de- cision has been made on either, however, at this time, Fred E. Sweely, county superintendent, told The Progress this morning. Bills and budget got their usual consideration. Approval was given to the payment of in special education bills and was trans- ferred from the general to the payroll account. Budget adjust- ments for the second half of the fiscal term were also approved as was a tentative budget for 1966-67 to be presented 'to the Clearfield County Board of Com- missioners for its share of coun- ty school office expenses. The board also reviewed in- surance practices in relation to private cars used to transport special education-pupils to make certain they are adequately Owner Doesn't Want To Sell Lot for Parking The Clearfield Municipal Parking Authority's plan to pur- chase two parking lots received a setback last night when it was learned that the owner of one of the lots is no longer in- terested in disposing of it. Chairman Leroy L. Bradford announced at the Authority's meeting that he had been in- formed by Eugene G. Campolong that Mr. Campolong is no long- er interested in selling his lot on East Market Street. The other property under con- sideration is owned by Joseph P. Marrara and located at 100- 111 Cherry St. Authority members said Mr- Marrara has indicated he is in- terested in some type of long- time arrangement with the Au- thority. A meeting is expected to be held with him within the next few days to discuss details _of.the. arrangement. In other actions taken during last 'night's meeting, Stanley Heydrick was elected to the new position of vice chairman; Jo- seph Milsop was named secre- tary treasurer and J. Paul Frantz Jr. was retained as legal counsel. All Authority members were present. In addition to those al- ready named they included Jo- seph P. Work and J. Lynn Mc- Pherson. By JOE McGOWAN JR. NEW DELHI, India (AP) Millions of mourning Indians packed the streets of New Delhi today as the body of Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri was brought home for cremation beside the sacred Jumna River. As representatives of governments hurried from around the world to attend the funeral rites Wednesday, the world's leaders poured in tributes to the frail little man who strug- gled for 19 stormy months after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru to lead this troubled land of 460 million people. Within hours after Shastri's death from a heart attack, In- dia's new prime minister, Gul- zarilal Nanda, promised to car- ry through his predecessor's fi- nal peace pledge he signed with Pakistan a few hours before he died. Shastri, 61, died early today in the Soviet city of Tashkent. The 5-foot-2, 110-pound prime minis- ter had signed a limited peace Monday with Pakistani President Mohammed Ayub Khan agreeing to pull their forces back from territory seized during the September between India and Pakis- tan. Nanda in a nationwide broad- cast said Shastri died "after successfully concluding a mighty effort for peace. We Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 5 Prime Minister Shastri Soap Box Derby Contract Signed At Clearfield The Soap Box Derby con- tract has been signed and an- other year of racing and excite- ment for the youth of the area comes to Clearfield. Now in its third year, the derby is again sponsored by Fred Diehl Motor, Inc., the Clearfield Area Jaycees and Radio Station WCPA. (See Picture on Page 7) David V. Daugherty, a mem- ber of the Jaycees, has been named derby director. No Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Mostly cloudy and cold- er tonight, low 8 to 15 ex- cept colder in mountain valleys. Wednesday fair and not quite as cold. Sunrise Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m, 5.85 feet Today 7 a. m. 6.00 feet 38. Clearfield Weather Monday low 18; High Overnight low 20. 40. Mid State Airport Monday low 20; High Overnight low 11. At Pinnacle of Republicanism Hard Work Pays Off For LL Gov. Shafer By JACK LYNCH HARRISBURG (AP) Several years of painstaking groundwork brought Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer to the pinnacle of Pennsylvania Republicanism today endorse- ment as the party's candi- date for governor. "This is one of the most, ex- citing days I've ever the 48-year-old Meadville attorney said Monday night after the party's top leaders fell in behind Shafer Gives Greetings To Clearfield County Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, in the midst of his first day of campaigning for governor yes- terday, sent greetings to the people of Clearfield County from aboard the Shafer for Governor Campaign plane, in flight over Pennsylvania. In a telegram to The Prog- ress, Shafer said: "I am deep- ly grateful for the support which has already come from Clear- field I look forward Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 him and an entire statewide ticket for the Nov. 8 election. A recommendation of endorse- ment of the Shafer ticket was but a mere formality to be given this afternoon at a meeting of the Republican state commit tee's 30-member policy making executive branch. The recommendation for the May 17 primary ballot will be Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 8 Council Approves Boro Pay Raises At Curwensville CURWENSVILLE Pay raises for virtually every bor- ough servant totaling annually won the approval of Curwensville Borough Council last night at its first regular meeting of the new year. The wage measure, proposed by President Frank Har- zinski, was approved unanimously, then in a separate ac- tion the councilmen voted themselves a per month in- crease giving them the maximum allowed by law. The vote by secret ballot was 54----------------------------------------- to 1. In these other developments: V. Marra was re-ap- pointed to. a five-year term on the Municipal Authority. Kantar was re-ap- pointed to a five-year term on the Planning Commission. it was resolved that county school officials be asked to give further consideration and study to a proposal to build an area technical school here. The .pay raises, which were made retroactive to Jan. 1, were approved as follows.. Laborers Glenn Gill, Mike Call and Dave Twiddy, 15M> cents per hour; Street Commis- sioner Russell W. Brown, Police Chief John C. Hoover and Pa- trolman Richard Olson, monthly; Patrolman Jake Spen- cer, 15V4 cents per hour; Sec- retary William B. Way and Treasurer Dorothy Miller, per month. In making his proposal, Presi- dent Harzinski explained that the combined additional cost would not exceed what normally would have been expended for a fourth member of the street crew. One of the workers resigned last year and has not been re- placed because, according to President Harzinski, the street Americans Mop Up After Raid Bulk of Viet Cong Force Once Again Flees Into Jungles By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Large forces of disap- pointed U. S. troops mopped up today in iwo big Viet Cong hide- outs northwest of Saigon and in the central highlands near the Cambodian frontier alter thft bulk of guerrillas once mora had escaped intc the jungles. For U. S. officers the opera- tion by more than Ameri- cans and Australians 35 miles from the capital was particular- ly annoying. Although they raised the Viet Cong death toll to 84 and captured 38 in the four days of Operation Crimp, they had hoped for far better results from the biggest American of- fensive of the war. Their goal was to snare a Communist regiment on the edge of the Iron Triangle, an old guerrilla redoubt that has been Communist territory since the days of the French Indochina war. But only rear-guard ele- ments put up a fight while the main enemy force vanished. Paratroopers of the 173rd Air- borne Brigade took on one guer- rilla band in a brisk fight Mon- day and killed 29 Communists, U. S. spokesmen reported. An- other 16 bodies were found after an air attack. Soldiers of the Is I Infantry Division killed six more guerril- las in a 20-minute gun battle when the Reds tried to protect a a large tunnel containing 15 bales of cotton and six tons of rice. While U. S. troops explored a maze of tunnels underneath more than 100 houses in the area, soldiers of the Royal Aus- tralian Regiment reported kill- ing three Viet Cong in small actions in the afternoon and finding five more A U. S. spokesman reported "only light, sporadic contact in the whole battle area" by to- night. Equally frustrating was an eight-day search for guerrillas by the U. S. 1st cavalry, Air- mobile, Division in the central highlands on the Cambodian frontier, not far from the la Drang Valley where the Flying Horsemen battled it out with North Vietnamese regulars last November. This time the Communists hurriedly pulled out, abandon- ing four rest camps capable of accommodating guerrillas. The cavalrymen destroyed the camps. The operation netted eight Communists captured. Some of Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. S United Fund's Pledges Total The Board of Directors of the Clearfield Area United Fund, Inc., has announced that the 1965-66 drive reached a total of which represents 78 per cent of the goal. At its last meeting, the board, after discussion, voted the fol- lowing allocations for the 196.5- 66 budget: Red Cross, Boy Scouts, School Milk Fund, Crippled Children's Society, Children's Aid So- ciety, Clearfield Hospi- tal, Easter Seal Society, Girl Scouts, Ridg- way Area Psychiatric Center, Salvation Army, YMCA, and USD, The sum of was also allocated for the health causes of heart, cancer, muscular dys- Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Clearfield Trust Renames Officers, Directors for '66 The Clearfield Trust Co. has re-elected its board of directors and officers for 1966. At a shareholders' meeting held yesterday afternoon in the bank the following were re-elect- ed as directors Lewis F. Beard. Harold J. Boulton. Wil- liam T. Davis, Robert W. Dotts, Edward P. Dufton, Robert M. Kurtz, Robert M. Kurtz Jr., A. W. Lcc Jr., Asbury W. Lee III, John W. David F. Rabe, Ray S. Walker, Sjhan K. Wil- liams, H. Rembrandt Wool- ridge and William Wnglc.v. This morning, at the reorgan- ization meeting of the board the following officers re-elect- ed: Asbury W. Lee III, presi- dent; W. W. Wngley, vice pres- ident: John H. Hartley, execu- tive president; Donald F. Mcckley, vice president and Please Tu.-n to Page 10, Col. 3 NEW JURY COMMISSIONER Kelly D. Bloom, at right, is congratulated by Judge John A. Cherry yesterday morning after being sworn into office. Mr. Bloom miss- ed the Jan. 3 ceremony for a 11 new county officials because of illness. 31 Countians Drafted During Late December Local Board No. 48 of Clear- field County today announced the names of 31 young men who wore inducted into the Army at Pittsburgh Dec. 20. 22 and 27 and sent to Fort Jackson, S. C., for further assignment and training. At the same lime the Draft Board said fi9 men were called for physical examinations Dec. 20 and 22 and 70 on Dec. 27, a total of 208 men. Those inducted last month were Fred E. Barefield, Arthur R. Beatty, James M. Beatty, Please Turn to Pago 10, Col. 1 fSPA-PERI
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