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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - January 26, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Home to some wen is where they hang their heads. Reader's Tip For more on President Johnson's record budget, turn to Page 14. Vol. 60 - No. 21 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, January 26, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY U. S. Planes, Ships Rip Red Targets Amid Indications Bombing Will Be Resumed .. LBJ Makes New Moves on 2 Fronts WASHINGTON (AP) - President, Johnson has made new moves on diplomatic and political fronts amid mounting indications of a possible early resumption of the bombing of North Viet Nam targets. The political move came at dusk Tuesday night when the President summoned 20 congressional leaders from both parties to meet with him and key members of the National Security Council to discuss Viet Nam and other matters. One source reported the meeting was not called as a result of any emergency development. Part of the 2Vfc-hour session was devoted to a presentation of evidence from aerial reconnaissance and reports of refugees. These reports indicated that Hanoi has used the 34-day pause in the bombings to rebuild roads and bridges and increase the flow of supplies - and perhaps armed troops - to Viet Cong guerrillas in South Viet Nam. Earlier, in a series of messages to foreign governments, Johnson had acted to clear the way diplomatically for a resumption of the bombings if and when he decides that is necessary. Announcement of Tuesday night's White House meeting was not made until the session was under way. White House press secretary Bill D. Moyers reported Johnson had asked the congressional leaders to "regard the. information divulged as confidential." Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey was on hand, along with Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. Also attending were Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; William F. Raborn, director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, former ambassador to Saigon who now is a presidential consultant on Viet Nam; and roving Ambassador W. Averell Harriman, just back from an overseas peace mission. The congressional delegation included most of the top Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate and House as well as the chairmen and ranking members of such committees as Foreign Relations, Armed Services and Appropriations. These were some of the items of evidence, mostly photographic, being weighed by the administration as it considered a resumption of bombings: - More than 200 trucks were Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Inside The Progress FOR A COMPLETE report on sports-basketball, baseball, bowling and wrestling - turn to Pages 16 and 17. Classified Ads........20, 21 Hints From Heloisc......12 Comics ..................23 News From Around World 10 Sports................16,17 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ........... 3 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News........3, 8, 24 School News..........2, 18 Church News .......... 12 State News .............. 21 More on Income Tax 12, 18 Two Prisoners Fail To Escape From County Jail Two prisoners who said they became bored in jail have been charged with prison breach following an attempted escape yesterday from the Clearfield County Jail. The would-be escapees, Harry Philips of Brisbin and Vaughn Philips of Houtzdale, were arraigned before Justice of the Peace Harry Ganoe, who set a hearing for 3 p. m. Friday. According to Sheriff Bill Charney the two inmates had dug a hole nearly all the way from their cell through to the outside wall. Jail Warden James Eltring-ham,' who brought the charges against the two, made the discovery on routine rounds with a trustee early yesterday morning. Harry Philips is serving time for burglary and a motor code violation while the other Philips is in jail for burglary and lar ceny and receiving stolen goods. Sheriff Charney said the warden had entered the main cell block to release the prisoners frdm their individual cells as he does each day shortly after 6 a. m. Upon reaching cell 18 Eltring-ham noticed a large hole in the outside wall and large piles of stone and plaster on the floor. He re-locked all cell doors to thwart a possible major escape attempt. Then he returned to cell 18 and at gunpoint ordered the two men out of their cell and into another. Neither offered the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. S Murray Enters Gubernatorial Race in State By DAVE LEHERR HARRISBURG (AP) - State Rep. Erwln Murray, dressed in coveralls to indicate his support of the working people, Tuesday formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor. "I guarantee you one thing, when that primary ballot comes out in May, Murray's name will be on it," declared the 45-year-old self-styled mountain boy from Cameron County. Murray posed for pictures, in his coveralls next to his bright red station wagon. Painted, on the vehicle are such slogans as "A Working Man for Governor and "Taxpayers Want Action Not Excuses." After the picture taking was finished, Murray made a quick change to sport coat and tie and Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Judge Gives DuBois Man i Jail Sentence A young DuBois man who has been involved with the law before on similar charges was sentenced to 1 to 2 years in the Clearfield, County Jail yesterday for cheating by false pretenses. The defendant, Albert E. Van Pelt, was one of 14 defendants sentenced yesterday by Judge John A. Cherry at the monthly session of Plea Court. Van Pelt was pleading guilty to two charges of cheating by false pretenses but the judge gave him only one sentence, fined him $200, and ordered that he make full restitution to his victims. . Because of his tendency to be involved in shady dealings, Van Pelt, on a court order, was given a psychiatric examination at the Warren State Hospital., The report from that hospital, Judge Cherry noted, showed no need for psychiatric treatment nor any reason why sentence should not be imposed. Merchants Name Group for Promotion Plans at Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG - A 17-man committee was named last night at a special meeting of the Retail Division of the Chamber of Commerce to develop and administer a year-round program of promotions. Named to serve on the committee were Donald Kephart, Frank Garfinkle, Frank Abbar-no, David Mondock, Ernest Gruber, Philip Ziff, Harry Par-sky, Charles Garfinkle, Gerald Kyler, O. T. Shugarts, Sam D, Finberg, James McNeish, Albert Ziff, Luther Warsing, R.B. Rickard and Retail Division President Thomas Sellers and Bradford Twp. firemen Purchase First fire Truck BIGLER - The new B-J-W Fire Company is in business. . . well, almost. The company (its name stands for the three voting precincts in Bradford Township - Bigler, Jackson, Woodland) announced yesterday that it has purchased a 1943 Ford fire truck from the Renovo Fire Department. But the pumper won't do the company much good yet. It still needs hose to fight a fire. A spokesman said that the company got suction hose (short sections used to pull water from a creek) with the truck. But it has to buy discharge hose, at least 100 feet of it and more if possible, to fight fires. The company paid $500 down for the truck and has a balance of $500 left to pay. A fund drive may be planned to help pay the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Third Ward Firemen Honor Eight Members For Long Service Eight members of Clearfield's Third Ward Fire Company received 25-year membership pins last night at the company's annual dinner in the hose house. Company Vice President Whitman G. Newton presented the pins to Harold Ammerman, Thomas McGovern, Archer B. Graham, Lawrence Shimmel, Clair D. Sloppy, Dr. Walter P. Thorp, E. M. Walker and Herbert Williams. President John Lambert was toastmaster. He introduced officers of the company, presidents and foremen of the other three companies, department officers, borough officials, members of Borough Council, heads of the Relief Board, Fair Board and Fire Police, Fire Department Queen Diane Kenyon, and Mrs. Lonzie E. Murray, president of the Third Ward Auxiliary which prepared the dinner. Entertainment was provided by the Clear Tones, a singing Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 > SEARCH FOR VICTIMS OF VIET NAM CRASH - Weary rescue workers move through wreckage of a U. S. Air Force troop transport and covered bodies of some of the 46 Americans killed in crash at An Khe yesterday. The twin-engine C123 Fair-child Provider slammed into a hillside five miles east of An Khe just after taking off. Plane carried 42 soldiers of the 7th Cavalry Regiment who were on their way to join a renewed offensive aganist the Viet Cong. Crew of four from the 315th Air Commando Group was also killed. (AP Wirephoto by Radio from Saigon) Promotion Plans, financing Aired By County Unit The Clearfield County Development Council last night got an idea of available finances for the year and began planning its programs to promote the county through recreational and industrial development. On the money side, President Fred L. Rhoads reported that the County Commissioners had made a $2,000 appropriation to the council. In addition, he said that an agreement with the state Department of Commerce allows $4,565 in state funds for fiscal 1965-66 on a matching fund basis. As one means of raising funds locally to match the state appropriation, the council decided to ask boroughs and townships to appropriate ten cents per capita, as allowed under state law. Aside from genera} discussion on upcoming plans for promotion of the laurel tour and summer recreational opportunities, the council gave its tourist committee permission to proceed with plans for printing of postcards with color pictures of county attractions. Two appointments were made Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Chester Hill Planners Elect First Officers CHESTER HILL - The Borough Planning Commission held its first meeting last night and elected Roy Wilson as chairman and Robert Johnson secretary. It was suggested that the Commission invite the Clearfield County Planning Commission director to attend the next meeting to discuss aspects of the local program. Discussion was held on a general clean-up of the borough and how to make Chester Hill a more attractive community. Members present were Wayne Kelly, Ronald Stoltz, James Imperial, Mr. Wilson and Mr. Johnson. In Energetic Move... Clearfield Merchants Approve New Name With their main purpose being to energetically support, promote and publicize Clearfield, merchants of the community last night at a reorganizational meeting adopted not only a new set of bylaws, but also a new name - Clearfield Merchants Association. More than 20 men, including a number of members of the old organization, the Retail Division of the Chamber of Commerce, met in the. New Dimeling Hotel with one aim --r-f- how to emphasize the quantity and quality of merchandise and services offered by the Clearfield Shopping Area. The' association will continue to be an affiliate of the Chamber of Commerce and also will utilize the office facilities as well as the personnel of the office in conducting its business. A number of merchants, unable to be present last night, have signified their interest in becoming members of the association while still a number of others will be contacted. A merchant must belong to the Chamber of Commerce to be eligible for membership in the association. Another important action was Cloudy and cold tonight with chance of occasional light snow, low zero to 8 above. Thursday partly cloudy, snow flurries and continued cold. Sunrise 7:28-Sunset 5:23 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 5.58 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.58 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 4; High 32. Overnight low 16. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 2 below; High 28. Overnight low 3. Five - Day Forecast Jan. 27 - 31: Temperatures will average three to five degrees below the normal highs of 34 to 37 and lows of 20. It will be cold Thursday and Friday, moderating over the weekend, but turning cold again early next week. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. Blood mobile Gets 121 Pints In Philipsburg Visit PHILIPSBURG - The quota was nearly reached yesterday when the Red Cross Bloodmo-bile visited Philipsburg. The quota was 125 pints and a total of 121 pints were donated. There were actually 131 donors but ten were rejected due to colds and other illnesses. Seventy-five of yesterday's donors made appointments and kept them. There were 56 walk-in donors. Thirteen were first-timers. Fifty-six gave blood as re- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Shopping Plaza Lists Grant As Principal Tenant The W. T. Grant Co. will be one of two principal tenants at the proposed Clearfield Shopping Plaza, it was announced yesterday. The chain store presently has an outlet in downtown Clearfield but according to Richard Butler of Williamsport, Grant's district manager, no decision has been reached on what to do with the down-*------ town store. According to the Clearfield Shopping Plaza Inc., Grant's store will occupy some 50,000 square feet, or half, of the new plaza along Route 322 east of town. In addition, the corporation announced that it is negotiating with a national chain super market as the other main tenant at the plaza. It did not identify the chain. Construction of the plaza will probably begin this spring, the corporation said. A. R. Witkos-ky of Morann holds the contract for demolition of the former Robinson Clay Co. plant on the site. The main building has been razed and the Witkosky firm is now demolishing the kilns. The site contains 22 acres for the shopping plaza. When completed, the complex will include ample parking and an enclosed mall connecting all stores which will provide heat in the winter and air-conditioning in the summer. Kiothers March Tomorrow Sets Pace for Drive Volunters will be ringing doorbells in Clearfield and Lawrence Township tomorrow night as the Mothers March against birth defects is conducted to raise funds for the National Foundation. The Mother's March is one of several to be conducted in area communities during the remainder of January - March of Dimes Month. It will start at 7 p. m. and is expected to be completed by 7:30 o'clock. In order to speed up the solicitation all persons having contributions to the March of Dimes are asked to turn on their porch light - or tie a handkerchief to the doorknob - so that the Marchers will know a donation is waiting for them. All of those taking part in the house-to-house canvass are asked to report to the Bell Telephone Company office at the conclusion of their solicitation. Other workers will be there to collect and tabulate the funds. Other Mothers Marches are being planned at Karthaus, Grampian and Curwensville. The Karthaus March will be held Friday, starting at 7:30 p. m. The ones at Curwensville and Grampian will be held Monday, beginning at 7 p. m. All funds collected will be Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 All State Motorists To Get Applications HARRISBURG (AP) - The state Revenue Department says all Pennsylvania motorists should receive their registration license renewal applications by mail by Feb. 10. Those who do not should notify the Bureau o� Motor Vehicles Department of Revenue in Har-risburg, said a spokesman. The department plans to mail 4.5 million applications before Feb. 1. Since a new plate was issued last year, the renewal applications will be for a 1966 sticker only. The stickers are to be displayed on all cars, motorcycles and farm tracjtors by March 31. Owners who purchased a spe-cia' license tag last year will only pay the normal renewal fee $10 or $12, this year. West Decatur Wafer Service Plans Advance WEST DECATUR - Members of the West Decatur Authority learned yesterday that it could be only a matter of months until the proposed community water service system for this area is a reality. Edwin C. Borst of the Farmers Home Administration office at DuBois predicted a Fourth of July water celebration for the community providing no delays are encountered at any point along the project. At least 120 subscribers were needed to make the project possible and this goal was met by the Jan. 15 deadline. Water service agreements were signed by 127 customers with 16 others contracting for curbside taps only. A spokesman said the authority was pleased with this response. Massive Firepower Unleashed Huts, Small Buildings Hit; None Located In Northern Sector By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. warplanes flew more than 400 combat missions against suspected Red targets in South Viet Nam today and three U.S. 7th Fleet destroyers unloosed a coastal barrage of 729 heavy shells in a massive display of American firepower. A U.S. spokesman said hundreds of huts and small buildings were hit in the bombardment of Viet Cong concentrations and supply camps, but the suspension of American air attacks against the Communist North continued into the 34th day. U.S. . Air Force and Navy planes, including the eight-engine B52 Stralofortresses from Guam, took part in the all-out assault. On the ground, U.S. and other Allied troops extended their post-truce offensive but failed to prod the Viet Cong or North Vietnamese regulars out of their jungle hideaways. Although long columns slogged through the forests and rice paddies, military spokesmen reported no major encounter with the enemy or any sign of the whereabouts of the North Vietnamese troops in the central highlands. U.S. Marines fanned out of their big base at Da Nang, 380 miles northeast of Saigon, on 300 patrols in the last 24 hours, but mostly met only an occasional gunshot, mine or booby trap. They were seeking the Viet Cong mortar crews who lobbed 42 shells into the base Tuesday, killing three Americans and two Vietnamese. One patrol came across an unknown number of Viet Cong Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 County Cancer Unit To Make Plans For Crusade Tomorrow The Clearfield County Unit of the American Cancer Society will lay plans for its 1966 Cancer Crusade at afternoon and evening, meetings in the New Dimeling Hotel tomorrow. Clarence C. Boyd, Crusade director for the Pennsylvania Division, Inc., ACS, will conduct training sessions for Crusade workers at a meeting beginning at 4:30 p. m. He will be assisted by Mrs. Alene Chew, field representatives. All Crusade chairmen and workers, as well as all persons interested in the Cancer Society work, are urged to attend the meeting and the dinner that will follow at 6:30 p. m. At 8 p. m. the unit's board of directors will hold its regular monthly meeting in the hotel and continue plans for the Crusade which will be held in April. Congress Gets LBJ Ideas On City Programs By W. B. RAGSDALE JR, WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres-ident Johnson proposed today a $2.3-billion, six-year federal aid program for rebuilding selected American cities "on an unprecedented scale." The President, in his message to Congress on the cities outlined a vast program for rebuilding center cities, reorganizing and governing metropolitan areas and building new towns outside existing metropolitan areas to provide for the nation's fast-growing population. In his demonstration program, available to any U.S. city, Johnson proposed: "That we make massive additions to the supply of low-and moderate-cost housing. "That we combine physical reconstruction and rehabilitation with effective social programs throughout the rebuilding process. "That we achieve new flexibility in administrative procedures. "That we focus all the tech- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Two Mishaps Cause $1,245 Damage To Cars at Philipsburg Philipsburg Borough Police investigated two accidents yesterday with damages totaling $1,245 to five cars. Three cars were involved in an accident at 10 a. m. at Second and Laurel streets. Chief Victor Fleck said that Helen M. Tirch, 48, of Osceola Mills, pulled out from a stop sign and struck a car operated by Albert Williams, 52, of Ky-lertown, pushing the Williams car against a parked car belonging to Ellwood E. Johnson, 50, of Philipsburg. Damage to the Williams car was set at $485, to the Tirch car at $60, and to the Johnson car at $285. Damage to two cars amounted to $400 in an accident at 3:50 p. m. at Ninth and Pine streets. Officer Willard D. Decker said that Mrs. Margaret Shaw, 50, of West Decatur, stopped at Ninth Street behind a car stopped for a red light. When the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Spec/a/ Session Of Solans Hinges On Agreement HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Scranton apparently has no intention of calling a special session of the General Assembly in 1966 unless legislative leaders get together beforehand and reach a tentative agreement on whatever subject is to be legislated. A top administration official said Tuesday the governor had made no decision on whether to call a special session to consider making the University of Pittsburgh state-related. "Only when a plan has been advanced agreeable both to the state Board of Education and the Pitt trustees will the governor seriously consider calling the special session," added A. James Reichley, a special assistant to Scranton. Reichley's statement followed adoption of a resolution in the Democratic - controlled House urging Scranton to call a special Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 <
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