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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - January 19, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Oldtimer: One who remembers when a baby-sitter was called Mother. The Progress Rtadar's Tip Mechanized postal service is discussed on Page 21. Vol. 60 - No. 15 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Corwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, January 19, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Truce Follows Bloody Viet Nam Battle Americans Remain on Alert-Refugee Camp Is Raided Planners Re-elect Officers County Commission Approves Proposed Budget of $26,488 Pat Valentine of DuBois was re-elected chairman of the Clearfield County Planning Commission at the group's annual reorganization meeting last night. (Read Editorial on Page 4) Two other officers of the Com mission were also re-elected They are David S. Ammerman, Curwensville, vice chairman, and Jane Dietzel, Clearfield, secretary. The Commission also approv ed a proposed budget of $26,488 for 1966 and accepted, with commendation, the 1965 annual re port by Director Nelson G. Parks. Another publication, the "How About Clearfield County map and information brochure was also reviewed and came in for unanimous praise. The fold er was prepared by the Com mission staff for distribution by the Clearfield County Board of Commissioners. Mr. Parks reported on recent staff activities and meetings including a conference with Joseph R. McMurty, director of Advance Planning for the State Highway Department, Mr. Hopkins of his staff, and Stanton C. Funk, Highways District 2 engineer, concerning the need for an improved access road to the recently completed Curwensville Dam. The meeting had been arranged by the Curwensville Planning Commission and Curwensville Borough Council, both groups vitally interested in a safe, adequate highway to the Dam. The representatives of the highway department planning office at Harrisburg reported that their office had not been Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 West Branch Board OKs Bills, Pay Hikes ALLPORT - Directors of the West Branch Area Schools and directors of the district's ' Interim Board held their January meetings last night in the high school. The joint board authorized payment of bills totaling more than $58,000 and voted a $25 contribution to the county li brary bookmobile. ' Following a discussion of Act 405, concerning salary increases, the directors voted to leave the current payroll listings unchanged but to pay increases ranging ud to $600. The in creases will effect 51 of the dis Uici teachers. Twenty' - four teachers will not be effected. The directors voted to pay half of the increase in February and the other half by June 30, after state subsidies for this purpose are received. Budget changes were ordered to cover the increases. The directors,' during a discussion of teacher absences, also upheld their ruling made in 1951 which states that deductions will be made for faculty members absent from classes under certain conditions. Pay increases of $300 were voted for eight teachers of the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise .... 12 Comics..................23 News From Around World 10 Sports .............. 16, 17 Obituaries................. 2 Hospital News........6, 21 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 New Prime Minister - 2 Social News..........3, 24 Today in History........ 18 School News.........14, 24 Church News ........ 8 You Can Do It Anyway You Want Name your price. Or don't name it. Either way, we can present your ad in more than 14,500 papers to people all over Clearfield County and the Moshannon Valley. This party chose to list a price . . . and sold the item. Simple? You bet it is. "WARM MORNING" HEATING STOVE, used 2 years, $50. Phone Philipsburg 342-4586. l:12-4da-(21) To Buy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765-5535 Or Your Nearest Progress Office. Morale Good, Police Officers Tell Probers HARRISBURG (AP) - Two state police lieutenants report they find morale among fellow troopers good to excellent as the result of a clearer understanding of state police promotion and transfer policies. Lts. William N. Grooms and Michael Donahoe said their opinion was based on .a nearly complete staff inspection of the Reading Troop and from conversations with fellow officers. They testified Tuesday at the resumption of public hearings on state police administration by a special House investigating committee. Before they took the stand, Maj. Rocco P. Urella told the committee that he had been relegated to a desk job and his duties turned over to Grooms and Donahoe following his own prior testimony on Dec. 2 that 1964 and 1965 staff inspections showed morale "generally not too good." Urella said he still is chief of the staff inspection but that/he was "penalized for obvious reasons." State Police Commissioner E. Wilson Purdy was unable to give an immediate reply because Committee Chair man Ronald G. Lench, D-Beaver, canceled today's scheduled hearing and set next Tuesday or Wednesday for resumption. Urella had said that the men who took over his field duties lacked the experience and the rank to carry out staff inspections. Grooms said that based on an inspection of the Reading troop, Savings Interest Hiked to Bonds To Be 4!A9b By C. YATES McDANIEL WASHINGTON (AP) - The government soon will hike interest rates on U. S. savings bonds to the maximum allowable 4Va per cent but will not ask congressional approval to go beyond that, sources indicated today. The government now pays ZV* per cent interest on the $49 billion outstanding* in series "E" and "H" bonds Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler announced Tuesday that President Johnson had ordered the interest boost at "the earliest possible date Fowler said the higher rates will help maintain the bond sales. Under law, the government cannot raise the interest rate beyond 4'/4 per cent without congressional approval. In a New York speech, Fowler gave no indication of how large an increase is being considered. He said only that the nation was again at a point "where rates available on a variety of alternative forms of savings have moved beyond the rate paid on U. S. savings bonds." But federal officials here, while unwilling to spell out details of what the White House has ordered, indicated that an interest rate rise to 4V4 per cent is in the offing. They noted that ordinary commercial savings accounts and payments to building and loan associations now yield at least 4V4 per cent. They also noted that only this week the government accepted Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............. 21 Injured .. ............ 10 Damages ......... $8,000 Deaths ................ 3 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 0 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 33 Injured .............. 30 Damages ........ $20,010 Deaths................ 1 Deaths Elsewhere ______ 1 ream Captains Listed for YliHCA Membership Drive The Clearfield YMCA's Membership Campaign gathered momentum today as R. L. Ulery and John Manos, chairman and co-chairman, _ announced the names of team captains. The following will serve as captains: Joseph Milsop, Clyde McAllester, Harold Bennett, Gay Edmundson, William T. Brion, Thomas F. Morgan, Mrs. Donald Miller, Carl McKee, and Jack Lanager. According to Mr. Ulery, each captain has formed a team of seven workers plus themselves so there will be about 80 people contacting prospects. Each of the workers will receive the names of five prospects to contact and in this way the prospect list of 400 names will be covered. The captains and their workers will be guests of the 'Y' at a kickoff dinner meeting tomorrow at 6:30 p. m. in the New Dimeling Hotel. Mr. Manos said that "the key to the success of this drive has been insured with the enlistment of such fine captains and team workers. We are' happy that so many of our area citizens are so willing to give of themselves in this manner." Swimming Pool Group Begins Final Planning The Clearfield Swimming Pool' Association last night began final planning for a variety of items in conjunction with the Memorial Day opening of the new community pool at Reeds-ville. , Among the upcoming decisions will be the selection of contractors for the bathhouse and other projects, the purchase of liability insurance, and the program of the pool manager. George W. Barnes, who said the decisions must be made before March, also called attention to projects which must be under way by spring. These include plumbing, grading, construction of the bathhouse, seeding, grading of the playground and construction of the tennis courts. Mr. Barnes said that plans should be made for ice skating at the recreational complex next winter. Harry B. Davis reported that he expects to have bids for construction by the association's next meeting on Feb. 15. He said that a temporary fence around the partially completed pool will be taken down in about six weeks as work' resumes on the project. Robert L. Shearer, who has Anti-Poverty Unit Program Outlined for Kiwanians Clearfield County's anti-pover ty program organization and plans was outlined by Stanley E. Crum, assistant director of Community Action in Clearfield County, Inc., to Clearfield Ki wanians at their regular weekly dinner meeting in the New Dimeling Hotel last night. Community Action in Clearfield County, Inc., is the county wide non-profit organization set up to direct projects under the federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and includes three townships and three boroughs in Centre County under its administration. Fred L. Rhoads is director of the organization. Mr. Crum noted that 10 areas have been established in the territory encompassed by Community Action and it is hoped to set up advisory boards of local people in each area who will recommend programs to the county board, which in turn will refer them to Washington for approval. The county board of directors includes one third of its membership from those persons earning $3,000 or less for a Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Please* Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Two Drivers Injured In Crash Yesterday Near Smoke Run Two drivers were slightly in jured in a two-car collision on Legislative Route 17075, one mile west of Smoke Run, at about 10 p. m. yesterday. State police from the Clear field substation reported that Thomas Hurtack, 16, of Beccaria failed to yield the right-of-way to an oncoming car operated by Thomas L. Shrock, 29, of Houtz dale. Hurtack suffered a bruised back and Mr. Shrock was ad mitted to the Philipsburg State General Hospital for cuts of the left leg and a bruised head. He is in fair" condition. The Shrock car, valued at $700, was demolished while damage to the' Hurtack car was set at $300. Penn State Coach To Speak At Scoot Banquet OSCEOLA MILLS-Joe Mc-Mullen of the Pennsylvania State University football coaching staff, will again be the speaker this year at the annual Moshannon District Boy Scout banquet to be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church social hall. Mr. McMullen, who was the speaker at last year's district banquet, made such a hit with boys and adults alike that he was again secured to spealc at this year's dinner. He will be accompanied by several outstanding players from the Nittany Lion squad. Boy scouts, cubs, explorers, leaders and parents are invited to attend the ladies' night program. The facilities will limit attendance to 225 persons. The church hall was packed to capacity for last year's banquet. Robert R. Mitchell announced that this year's door prizes will be a number of color television sets. The winners will have the use of the sets in their homes for one week. The prizes are being provided by Sears, Roebuck and Co. and the Hurwitz Furniture Store. Last year, Ron Stoltz Ford provided 25 new cars as door prizes. They tod were awarded to the winners for one week. Mr. Mitchell said that tickets for the banquet are now on sale but warned that they should be Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Considerable cloudiness and a few snow flurries tonight, low 10 to 18. Thursday partly cloudy with little temperature change and a few flurries. Sunrise 7:32-Sunset 5:14 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 5.55 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.45 feet (falling). 22. 20. Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 18; High Overnight low 16. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 14; High Overnight low 13. Five-Day Forecast Jan. 20-24: Temperatures will average four to eight degrees below the normal highs of 34 to 37 and lows of 20 and 21. There will be a slow warming trend until colder about the first of next week. Light snow about Sunday will average one-tenth of an inch or less. Goldthorp, Smith Are Promoted By Philipsburg Bank PHILIPSBURG - Ephraim Goldthorp was elected as a vice president and William C. Smith was elected cashier of the First National Bank yesterday afternoon during the annual reorganization meeting of the board of directors. Mr. Smith, who was an assistant cashier, succeeds Mr. Goldthorp. David L. Baird of Philipsburg and Halden J. Johnson of Lanse, who were elected to the board last Tuesday at the annual stockholders' meeting, were seated at the meeting. George McG. Fryberger was re-elected secretary. George R. Griest Sr., George R. Griest Jr., and Mr. Smith were elected to serve as assistant secretaries to the board. Following the election of the corporation officers, the directors elected the following bank officers: Mr. Fryberger, reelected president; Mr. Shankle, re-elected executive vice president; George Griest Sr., reelected vice president; and Mr. Goldthorp, elected to a newly-created vice presidential post. George R. Griest Jr., William J. Slother Sr., Miss Betty Watson, and James H. Alsop were re-elected assistant cashiers. Mr. Alsop was also elected to the post of auditor, George R. Griest Jr. was re-elected trust officer, and Mrs. Martha Ann Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 West Branch Included In Wild River Bill WASHINGTON - U. S. Sen. Hugh Scott informed The Progress late yesterday that the Senate had passed and sent to the House a bill providing for a national wild rivers system, with the West Branch of the Susquehanna River to be studied for possible inclusion in the system. Sen. Scott said that he and Sen. Joseph S. Clark had proposed an amendment which named the West Branch and five other Pennsylvania rivers as study segments. The area of the West Branch named runs 100 miles from Clearfield to Lock Haven. The bill is intended to preserve unspoiled stretches of free-flowing rivers. Parts of seven Western United States rivers would be brought into the system at once under the bill. In addition, the original bill calls for study of three other rivers for possible inclusion. These are the Upper Hudson in New York State and two in Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna in the northeast and the Youghiogheny in the southwest. In addition to the West Branch, President Asks $12,761 Billion To Support War By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson formally asked Congress today for an extra $12,761 billion to finance the war in Viet Nam, declaring: "We hope the aggression will end; we must be prepared if it does not." Again Johnson was unable to say whether his current effort "to open a road to a peaceful settlement" will be successful or not. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Leaders Listed for Dimes Drive; Activities Set COALPORT - Mrs. Rose Fitch of Utahville R. D., chairman of the Moshannon, Valley March of Dimes campaign, has announced collection chairmen in her area. They are: Mrs. Clyde Nevling, Coalport, Rosebud, Blain City and Lyleville; Mrs. Lillian Ames, Irvona; Mrs. Ralph Johns, Berwinsdale; Mrs. Betty Caldwell, Glen Hope; John and Christine Piestrack, Beccaria; Lorraine Faughner, Smithmill; Mrs. Robert Jones, Ramey; Mrs. Sarah Nelson, Madera; the Houtzdale Lions Club, Houtz-dale; and Mrs. Charjes Cowfer, Osceola Mills. The most effective ammunition any of us can supply for the fight to prevent crippling diseases is the money we give to the 1966 March of Dimes, Mrs. Fitch said. Several activities for the benefit fund drive have been sched- By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) - The clock brought the Viet Cong tonight into their self-proclaimed four-day truce for the lunar new year after they had staged a series of attacks, the bloodiest at a camp for 2,000 Vietnamese refugees. American armed forces remained on full alert. It was still unclear whether the Communist truce offer - advertised as effective at 11 p. m. (10 a. m. EST) - covered U. S. and other Allied troops. Thirty-three persons were killed and 54 wounded as the guerrillas swept down before dawn on the sleeping camp on the outskirts of Tarn Ky, a provincial capital 350 f miles northeast of Saigon. Many of the victims were women and children. U.S. advisers said the raiders set fire to thatched huts, executed whole families on the spot, mangled the bodies and kidnaped nine men. They left behind leaflets denouncing U.S. operations as a "dirty war of aggression against the people of Viet Nam." As to the Viet Cong ceasefire, one intelligence source said hard information had been received that American GIs would not be included. As in the case of the Christmas truce, the Saigon government and its American and other allies have ordered a ceasefire of their own. But it is to run for only 78 hours instead of the 96 hours set by the Viet Cong. The Allied cease-fire is to go into effect at 12 noon Thursday and end at 6 p.m. Sunday. A U.S. spokesman said American military operations already under way will continue until noon Thursday. The U.S. 1st Infantry Division tangled for more than an hour with a battalion of Viet Cong, about 500 guerrillas, in the afternoon in jungles 22 miles northwest of Saigon. The Communists broke off the action after American air support was called in. By midafternoon the U.S. planes had flown 49 sorties against the Communists. The infantrymen were engaged during a sweep dubbed Operation Buckskin. Their casualties were described as light. Communist losses were not immediately estimatd. As the Viet Cong descended on the refugee settlement at Tarn Ky from surrounding rice-fields, they simultaneously launched a mortar and recoil-less rifle attack on the Quang Tin Province headquarters, 300 yards north of the refugee camp. Parts of the camp may have been caught in the crossfire, but a government spokes- "We will continue to press on every door," he said. But until there is a response -and until the aggression ends - we must do all that is necessary," the President said, "to support our allies and our fighting forces in Viet Nam. That is the purpose of the present request." The request was in the form of a letter to Speaker of the House John W. McCormack. It urged Congress to act promptly. The second supplemental defense money request this fiscal year will provide, among other things, for adding 113,000 men to the armed forces and for buying their equipment. Civilian personnel will be increased by 94,-000. Most of the new troops will be allotted to the Armyand Marine Corps, the services fighting the ground war in Southeast Asia. A few thousand men will be given each to the Air Force and Navy If Congress approves, as ex pected, the U. S. armed forces will go to 3,093,000 men - highest since a year after the Korean war. Johnson's formal request to Congress was expected to pro- Firemen Can 'Stand7 the Cold CAMDEN, N. Y. (API-While three volunteer fire companies fought a barn fire in subzero temperatures, veteran Chief Ernest Doty of Camden was asked: "How do your stand it?" "After you get pretty well wet, standing is no problem," Doty said. "It's the bending that gives you the trouble." Please Turn to Page 10. Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Pa. Drivers Reminded On License Renewals HARRISBURG (AP) - The State Revenue Department reminds motorists that starting this year a person's driver license expires at the end of his birth month. Theodore B. Smith Jr., revenue secretary, said Tuesday that license renewal applications for those born in January have been mailed out. The February applications are scheduled to go into the mail within the next 10 days. Under the old system, the state mailed all renewal applications at one time near the end of a licensing year with the motorist required to return the application during a specified period.' Bloodmobile To Visit Philipsburg Tuesday PHILIPSBURG - The Red Cross Bloodmoile will visit here Tuesday under the auspices of the Philipsburg State General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association. J. Fred Harvey, Red Cross blood donor recruitment chairman, said next week's bloodmo-vile visit will be from noon to 6 p. m. in Trinity Methodist Church. It was emphasized that blood donors are urgently needed at this time to augment the dwindling blood supply. Pa. Youth Sought For Killing His Parents Caught WHITEHALL, Wis. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy, jailed after a minor traffic accident Tuesday night, blurted out to authorities he had killed his parents. Slender, dark-haired Jerry Lee Sanderson of Slippery Rock, Pa., gave no motive, Sheriff Eugene Bijold said. The body of his father, Henry Sanderson, 54, was found Tuesday outside the family's burned farmhouse. Another body, believed to be that of the boy's mother, Dorothy, 44, was found in the rubble. The youth admitted shooting his parents, Bijold said, while he was being questioned after his car had skidded into a snowbank along a western Wisconsin highway. Bijold said the Sanderson youth was being held for Butler County, Pa., authorities, who planned to fly here today with a warrant containing formal charges. The teen-ager was the only prisoner in the small, brick jail in this rural community 850 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Fund Campaign Set By Philipsburg Clubs For Park Projects PHILIPSBURG - A public campaign for funds will be launched during the first two weeks in February to finance proposed improvements to South Park. The community project for renovation of the park is being sponsored jointly by the Twentieth Century, Junior Woman's, and Kiwanis clubs. The program calls for the replacement of the present com- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Mary Lou Stella . � . Junior Editors winner Clearfield Girl Submits Winner To Editors Quiz It's not always a case of "father knows best" with the James Stella family of 715 Dorey St., Clearfield. Proof of this appears on the comic page in today's edition of The Progress. Today's winner of the Junior Editors Quiz is Mary Lou Stella, who submitted the question: "How did early men make fire?" It all began several months ago when Mary Lou decided to send some questions to Junior Editors. "At first I discouraged her ... I told her 'you'll never hear anything from them'," Mr. Stella recalled. But, Mary Lou decided to submit her entries anyway, figuring if she didn't win she could try again. Then, last week she received notification that one of her questions had been selected for use in the Junior Editors feature and that she will receive a combined prize of Compton's Illustrated Science Dictionary plus $10 cash within the near future. Mary Lou hasn't any immediate plans for submitting more questions to Junior Editors . . . right now she's busy studying for the spelling bee competition at Fourth Ward School where she is a sixth grade stu- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. T
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