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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - January 21, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania ( Today's Chuckla One man's opinion: Mother-in-laws are like seeds - you don't need 'em but they come with the tomato. R�ad�r's Tip Blind youth and man are successful. Turn to Pages 8 and 10. Vol. 60 - No. 17 Our 5$th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, .Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, January 21, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY Reds Jolt Truce: Attack U. S. Marines Frank Fontaine To Star... Contracts Signed for '66 Clearfield County Fair The Clearfield County Fair Board has signed contracts with the Ward L. Beam booking agency to furnish the entertaiment for the 1966 Clearfield County Fair grandstand show including star attractions for Wednesday through Saturday nights. The contracts for the show as well as for the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show, fireworks displays, sound equipment, etc., were signed during the 54th Annual Convention of Pennsylvania State Fairs held at Allen town Wednesday and Thursday. All 15 members of the Fair Board attended. In addition to choosing the entertain- ------f ment attractions they also set From Bradford Grange... Clearfield Council OKs Trash Container Offer An offer by the Bradford Grange to furnish trash receptacles for Clearfield's downtown streets was accepted with appreciation last night by Borough Council, which also came up with some ideas of its own to add to the neatness of the business district. President William F. Anderson told Council at its semimonthly session that the grange had asked for permission to install the receptacles. In the event that such permission was not granted it requested that Council suggest some --f other civic betterment project Considerable cloudiness with occasional light snow or light freezing drizzle tonight and Saturday. Little temperature change today through Saturday. Low tonight 18 to 26. Sunrise 7:31-Sunset 5:17 Clearfield River level Thursday 7 p. m. - 5.60 feet (rising). Today 7 a- m. - 5,60 feet (stationary). 32. Clearfield Weather Thursday low 24; High Overnight low 28. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 20; High 29. Overnight low 23. Five - Day Forecast Jan- 22 - 26: Temperatures will average two to six degrees below the normal highs of 29 to 34 and lows of 20 to 21, with little day-to-day changes. Occasional light snow or flurries will average one-or two-tenth of an inch melted. on which the grangers might work. The councilmen praised the grange for its community interest and granted permission, with the provision that the type of receptables to be used approved by Health Officer Theryll Lawhead. This condition was made after Street Commissioner A. W. Beightol stated that when trash cans were previously in use in the downtown district many people regarded them as garbage cans. Mayor Edward A. Clark and Councilman Roy Wise suggested that instead of trash cans, wire Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 the date of the 1966 Fair as Aug. 1-6. Contracts have been tentatively .signed for the appearance of four nationally-known attractions as stars of the grandstand show. Topping them will be Frank Fontaine, comedian and singer on the weekly Jackie Gleason TV show, who is scheduled to be the Saturday night attraction. Also headlining the grandstand revue will be the teenage musical combo, "The Bitter Ends" on Wednesday night; Hank William Jr. and his Band presenting country style music Thursday night; and Bobby Ry-dell, nationally acclaimed young 'recording artist, Friday night. The Fair Board pointed out that while tentative contracts have been signed for all four of these attractions, the contracts have not yet been confirmed. The grandstand revue will open Wednesday of Fair Week and continue through Saturday night. Appearing nightly will be a bill of variety acts including: Doeen Haywood, master of ceremonies and comedian; Johnny Laddie and Company, a dog and monkey act; The Hassleys, a flying bar act; the Freddies, a trampoline act; and the Waz-zan Troupe, a group of Arabian tumblers. The Tuesday night attraction will be the new evening thrill show presented by the Joie Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...<... 16, 1? Hints From Heloise......20 Comics......... ...... 19 News From Around World 7 Sports................. 8, 9 Obituaries ................ 7 Hospital News........2; 17 Editorial, Columns.......4 Social News ......3, 11, 20 Today in History........10 Church News _____........ 5 State News Briefs........2 World News in Pictures 18 Annual Elections Held by Shaw Library Groups S. F. W. Morrison was reelected president of the Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Library Association and Mrs. Robert Kurtz Jr. was elected president of the Friends of the Shaw Public Library at annual meetings conducted by the two organizations last night. Two new directors also were named to the Library Board and two others were re-elected. Mrs. Edgar M. Walker was elected to a four-year term, replacing Dr. T. E. Jabbs who resigned because of press of business; Wallace A. Riley was elected to a five-year term succeeding Mrs. Sandra Kurtz; and John Hess and Dr. E. C. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Couple Asks Blood For Philipsburg Girl's Operation PHILIPSBURG - Mr. and Mrs. Ellwood Kephart "of 308 Ninth St., are actively engaged in enrolling blood donors for next Tuesday's bloodmobile visit here. , The couple's 11  year - old daughter, Linda, is scheduled for open heart surgery June 14 in the Children's. Cardiac Clinic at Philadelphia and Mr. and Mrs. Kephart are confronted with securing 15 donors to give replacement pints, needed for the operation. Tht Kepharts have also made arrangements for six persons, Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Discusses County Site... Curwensville School Committee Airs Policy CURWENSVILLE - Policy procedures occupied the attention of the Interim Operating Committee of the Curwensville Schools at a special meeting last night. The nine-member board, organized in compliance with the new school reorganization law, becomes the sale governing body of the school system July 1 � In additipn to going over a host of proposed rules of order and other procedures required during the interim period, the directors discussed a number of other items including Curwensville as a site for the proposed county --^technical school. _ _ | For the benefit of newly-elect- Three Penn State, Students Die As Car Hits Tree STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -Three Pennsylvania State University students were killed last night when their car ran off a rural road and crashed into a tree. A university spokesman said the victims were John Charles Van De Boe, 21, of Shinglehouse, Potter County; Lewis Scott Ber-tolino, 20, of Hollidaysburg, and Gary Randolph Miller, 19, of West Middlesex, Mercer County. State police said Van De Boe was the driver. Van De Boe and Bertolino died in the crash. Miller died shortly after being taken to Centre County Hospital, Bellefonte. The accident occurred on Farm Road about one mile north of the campus. Policemen said the car missed a curve and slammed into the tree sideways. ed school directors, President David S. Ammerman reviewed the status of the technical school and explained that Curwensville is one of several sites being considered. Mr. Ammerman  noted that the Curwensville Joint School Board and the Central Clearfield County Joint School Authority, the school system's building authority, had offered free of charge 57 acres of school property as a site for the technical school. The offer, made originally in April 1964, pointed out that Curwensville is centrally located on a good road network from all sections of the county. The site is adjacent to the present junior-senior high school, Mr. Ammerman noted, pointing to these other favorable characteristics : Free of noise nuisance, ease of accessibility in all kinds of weather, room for unlimited expansion, nearness to power sup- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Building Picked For Area 4 Poverty Plans v KYLERTOWN-A community center to house the anti-poverty program activities .for Morris, Graham and Cooper townships and Wallaceton Borough will be established here in the former elementary school. Members of the executive committee of Area 4, Community Action in Clearfield County, Inc., met Wednesday in the St. Agnes Social Hall at Morris-dale and reported on negotiations with the Rydberg-Johnson interests to obtain the former school building for municipal use. The Rydberg-Johnson interests purchased the eight-room, two-story brick structure when it was sold by the West Branch Area Schools. It was reported that a financial agreement had been reached with the present owners. All church societies and groups, parent-teacher organizations, civic and service groups in the three townships and borough included in Area 4 will be contacted and asked to support the program with a $100 contribution. Walter Janke, Area 4 president, was selected to head a steering committee charged with developing a program. Other members chosen to serve on the steering committee were Mrs,. Lillian Rowles, the Rev. Francis Geiger, the Rev. Michael Tuto-kie and Mrs. Ruth McQuillen. Programs suggested thus far Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Directors, Officers Re-elected at Coalport First National Bank COALPORT - All directors and officers of the First National Bank here were re-elected at reorganization meetings yesterday. Directors are D. S. Braucht, L. L. Cannon, L. C. Hegarty, R. W. Hegarty, J. B. Helman and H. J. Leiden. Officers are: L. C. Hegarty, president and chairman of the board; Mr. Helman, vice president; Mr. Braucht, cashier; R. E. Turley, assistant cashier, and Nellie Rososky, assistant cashier. The board reported that 1965 was a very successful business year. Elk Hose Co. Told About FBI Activity The training and some of the duties of special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation were outlined to members, of the Elk Hose Company and their guests at the company's annual banquet held in The Captain's Table last night. The company also awarded a 25-year membership card to William Spriggle and a 50-year pin to Halford Shope. Because of illness, Mr. Shope was unable to attend the dinner, but a delegation from the company visited him at his home at 413 Daisy St. to present the award to him. Edward Kern; special agent of the FBI attached to the Johnstown office, explained.the qualifications, training and some of the work of FBI agents in an interesting talk spiced with stories of his own personal ex- Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 6 Appointments Made By Judge in County Probation Department Judge John A. Cherry has appointed Helen L. Werdal as juvenile officer and assistant to the chief of family division and James T. McDermott, currently juvenile officer, to head the family division. The appointments, which relieve William H. Gillung, chief probation and parole officer, from the family division, take effect next Monday. Mr. Gillung, meanwhile, will continue to supervise all of the department activities. As juvenile officer, Mrs. Wer- Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 6 Fisher Supports Sesler Clearfield County Democratic Leader Backing Erie Man OIL CITY - State Sen. William Sesler, D-Erie, has the endorsement of Clearfield County Democratic Chairman Ed L. Fisher and those of four other North western Pennsylvania counties for the party's nontina-tion for governor. Democratic leaders from 11 counties in the region met here last night with Clearfield, Crawford, Erie, Forest and Warren county chairmen endorsing the 38-year-old Erie lawyer following the meeting. ^ Stuart Culbertson, Crawford County chairman, said the party chairmen of Jefferson, Mercer, Clarion and Venango counties endorsed Sesler for the state ticket, but not necessarily for governor. The McKean County chairman, Culbertson said, recommended Sesler for lieutenant governor. One county chairman was absent. Fisher was accompanied to the meeting by four other Clearfield County party leaders but he made it clear that his endorsement of Sesler was strictly his own feelings and not necessarily those of the others. With him at the meeting were: Eldbn L. Bloom, state committeeman; Alfred Thompson, county registration chairman; Leo Karoleskie, DuBois City chairman; and Mrs. Kitty Allen, DuBois City vice chairman. - Peter J. Pascuzzi of Bradford, who said he represented tihe McKean County chairman at t h e meeting, disagreed in part with Culbertson's statement.  Pascuzzi said today he v had talked with the Clearfield and Forest County chairmen and they indicated support of state Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 More Testimony Due ... Approval Seen For Viet Fund By LEWIS GUIICK WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Richard B. Russell predicted today that Congress will approve "practically all" of the $12.76 billion in supplemental funds requested by President Johnson to help pay for the Viet Nam war. The Georgia Democrat commented as Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara prepared to resume testimony on the request to combined sessions of the Senate's Armed Services Committee and Defense Appropriations subcommittee, Russell is chairman of f-both. In testimony Thursday, McNamara disclosed plans for "massive application of firepower in Viet Nam and said, "We must be prepared to deploy even more forces" if the Reds expand their operations. Secretary of State Dean Rusk plans a news conference today as the administration weighs which way to turn next in its drive for settlement of the war. President Johnson was reported assessing the results of his month-old peace campaign to decide, among other things, whether to resume the bombing of targets in Communist North Viet Nam. The President is expected to continue U.S. diplomatic efforts. But he spoke somberly Thursday after hearing from Rusk and Ambassador W. Averell Harriman, just returned from extensive foreign travels in behalf of Johnson's offer of unconditional discussions to end the war. Johnson declared that Hanoi has blocke I peace hopes so far. Speaking at Independence, Mo., he said: "What is holding back 'the peace is the mistaken view on the part of the aggressors that we are going to give up our principles, that we may yield to pressure or abandon our allies, or finally get tired or get out." "The door of peace must be kept wide open," he said. But "it takes more than one to sign an agreement" and "it seems clear to all that_.wJiat ji.bxilding Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 For Boro, Three Townships ... Community Action Group Formed A. Eugene Miller of Clearfield was elected chairman of the Area 2 Community Action Committee at a: public meeting of interested citizens last night. Area 2 includes Clearfield Borough, Lawrence Township, Bradford Township and Pine Township of the Community Action in Clearfield County Inc. organization. Cecil Morris of Bigler was elected vice chairman and Clayton Peters, also of Big- + ler, named secretary-treas- urer. Members of the board of directors are: Robert C. Graffuis, Woodland, and Robert Knepp, Bigler, for Bradford Township; Mrs. Kenneth S. Wall, Lawrence W. Stevens and William F. Anderson, representing Clearfield Borough; Mrs. Willard H. Bil-lotte, Susquehanna Road, Oral Bauman, O'Shanter, and Clyde W. Condon, Kerr Addition, for Lawrence Township; and Mrs. Blaine Johnston, Penfield Highway, Pine Township. The officers and board will hold a first official meeting Thursday, Feb. 3, in the county office, 315 E. Market St., Clearfield. At last night's meeting the many programs available through community action were outlined by Fred L. Rhoads, executive director of the county-wide organization. It was attended by some 40 persons representing health and welfare organizations, church groups, social welfare boards, and civic clubs, as well as a delegation from the Woodland Lions Club and interested individuals. Four Clearfield Sailors Serving In Viet Ham War Four more Clearfield servicemen have been reported serving with the U.S. Navy in Viet Nam and the South China Sea. Seaman William J. Stiffler Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Stiffler Sr., 328 Mt. Joy Road, is serving aboard the USS Sperry, a destroyer. Seaman Charles R. Welker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther M. Welker, 418 Maple Ave., is aboard the USS Barry, a destroyer. Seaman James Kelly, son of Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 U.S. May Not Call Reservists, Guardsmen By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Johnson administration's blueprint for strengthening the armed forces contains two strong indications that it intends to avoid calling Reservists or National Guardsmen to active duty. One is Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara's state ment to Congress that more support-type units must be pro vided for the regular Army, "inasmuch as it appears desirable to be in a position to deploy additional forces without calling up Reservists." The other indication lies in the decision to create a new 18,000-man division for the regular Marine Corps. Last summer, when the administration decided to commit large-scale U.S. ground forces to the Viet Nam war, it was determined that there was time to Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 24 Injured ............... 12 Damages ........ $13,000 Deaths ................ 3 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 0 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 42 Injured .............. 33 Damages ........ $23,740 Deaths................ 1 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 1 2 in Patrol Killed Near Da Nang 46 Communists Die; 49 Violations By Viet Cong Listed By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam <AP) - The Viet Cong jolted the lunar New Year cease-fire today by attacking a U.S. Marine patrol near Da Nang and engaging South Korean marines in a two-hour close-quarter battle near the central coast. Two Americans and 46 Communists were reported killed. Two U.S. Marine sergeants were killed when the' guerrillas caught a Leatherneck platoon on security patrol in a crossfire of automatic weapons and rifles as it struggled through the mud of a flooded rice paddy 7 miles south of Da Nang, 380 miles northeast of Saigon. The Americans poured artillery fire into the enemy positions. One vounded Viet Cong was captured and six suspects were detained. By nightfall of the second day of the holiday truce, the U.S. military command reported a total of 49 violations by the Communists, but most were regarded as minor brushes. In Saigon, some overanxious Koreans began shooting when they heard the sound of firecrackers as the Vietnamese greeted the Year of the Horse on the lunar calendar. Thirty-four of the Communist attacks were reported against U.S., Korean, Australian and New Zealand troops. This raised questions among military observers whether the Communists really intended to include South Viet Nam's allies in the four-day Viet Cong cease-fire. When the underground Liberation Front radio broadcast the truce terms three weeks ago, it did not specifically in-elude Allied soldiers but said it hoped they would respect the Vietnamese New Itaur-celebration. The other 15 attacks, all char- Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 1 Youths Injured In Triple Crash Near Chester Hill Two persons were slightly injured in one of three traffic accidents in the area yesterday. Property damage totaled more than $5,000. The injuries occurred in a three-car collision just south of Chester Hill at 7 p. m. Taken to the Philipsburg State General Hospital, were Marlin A. Pleskonko, 17, of Philipsburg R. D., and Richard Wick, 17, of Chester Hill. Pleskonko was the operator of one of the three cars involved and Wick was a passenger. Both were treated and released. According to Trooper Marshall McDade, the mishap occurred on Route 53. approximately one-tenth of a mile south of Chester Hill. Operators involved were Pleskonko, Albert Wall, 46, of Phil, ipsburg R. D., and Lenus C. Cornman, 51, of Osceola Mills. Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 5 SAY 'Y' NOT HOW - Some lighthearted plans have been made for this year's membership drive by the Clearfield YMCA and campaign leaders stuck to their guns (or is it bows and arrows) last night to get things started on the right path. Hamming it up at the kick-off dinner are,from left,Big Chief Chib Ulery, chairman, Paul Bernholdt, general secretary of the Y, and Little Big Chief John Manos, co-chairman. (Progress Photo) Y Membership Drive Off On Warpath The annual Clearfield YMCA Membership Campaign got off to a colorful start lastTiight at a Pow Wow Dinner held in the New Dimeling Hotel. This year's drive uses an Indian theme and Big Chief "Chib" Ulery, campaign chairman, was toast master. Chief Ulery said he is proud of the fine group of braves and squaws who took time from their busy schedules to be of assistance to the "Y." He pointed out that the "Y" is providing a vital service to the citizens of Clearfield and stated that the growth of the organization depends upon more people making use of the facilities. He said that he feels the drive will be a success because "we have a good product to sell and the people of the community realize the quality of our product." Little Big Chief John Manos, co-chairman, introduced and Please Turn to Page 7, Col. S