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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - January 31, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle During a coffee break: "I have to watch my weight or I won't fit into my car pool." REM Reader's Tip For other stories on the Viet Nam situation. Turn to Pages 6 and 7. Vol. 60 - No. 25 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, January 31, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Johnson in New Peace Bid After Air Strike Renewal WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson made a new Vietnamese1 peace bid to the United Nations today a few hours after American bombers resumed air strikes against North Viet Nam. The renewal .of bombing "does not mean the end of our pursuit of peace," Johnson told the nation and the world in a special broadcast. The President announced that he had directed Ambassador Arthur Goldberg to seek an immediate meeting: of the U.N. Security Council in order to make a full report on the Vietnamese situation and to present a resolution for new action toward peace. The resolution, the President said, "can open the way to the conference table." "This report and this resolution," Johnson declared, "will be responsive to the spirit of the renewed appeal of Pope Paul; that appeal has our full sympathy." Johnson said he had ordered renewal of the bombing to save the lives of American, South Vietnamese and allied soldiers fighting Communist guerrilla forces in South Viet Nam. Those forces are supplied and reinforced by infiltration from the north. He said he had carefully considered the counsel of his advisers. "These advisers," the President said, "tell me that if continued immunity is given to all that supports North Vietnamese aggression, the cost in lives - Vietnamese, American and al- lied-will only be greatly increased. "In the light of the words and actions of the government in Hanoi, it is our clear duty to do what we can to limit these costs." The President asserted that bombing of North Viet Nam was renewed after it was determined that there was no readiness for peace on the part of Hanoi. Nor has there been any support or understanding from Peking for U.S. efforts to open the road to peace, Johnson asserted. He said the United States does not regret its 37-day pause in the bombing of North Viet Nam-a pause that ended today. And, he declared: "The end of the pause docs not mean the end of our own pursuit of peace. That pursuit will be as determined and unremitting as the pressure of our military strength on the field of battle. "In our continuing pursuit of peace, I have instructed Ambassador (Arthur) Goldberg to ask for immediate meeting of the United Nations Security Council. "He will present a full report on the situation in Viet Nam and a resolution which can open the way to the conference table. This report and this resolution will be responsive to the spirit of the renewed appeal of Pope Paul; that appeal has our full sympathy." Johnson spoke on live radio Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Storm Virtually Paralyzes Area SWIRLING SNOW darkens Clearfield's Second and Market Streets intersection at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon as picture taken through car windshield shows. Some 6-8 inches of new snow was blown about by high winds throughout the day... (Progress Photo by Jack Zipf) Four Injured in Area ... Dies in Perry Co. Crash Bad weekend driving conditions caused a multi-vehicle crash on Route 22 near Amity Hall that took the life of a former Clearfield woman and also contributed to five traffic accidents in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area in which four persons were injured. Killed in the Perry County pileup of four passenger cars and a tractor-trailer yesterday afternoon were 31-year-old Mrs. William Gill of Oak Ridge, N. J., and Barry J. Graff, 21, of Flushing, N. Y. Mrs. Gill, the former Alice Williams of Clearfield, died en route to the Polyclinic Hospital at Harrisburg. Mr. Graff died at the scene. Mrs. Gill, her husband, and three children were returning to Oak Ridge after spending the weekend with her father, C. F. Williams, on Coal Hill Road. It was reported that all members of the Williams family were taken to the Polyclinic Hospital at Harrisburg but attendants at the hospital said this morning that the only one admitted was 12-year-old Dennis. He is listed in satisfactory condition although the extent of his injuries could not be learned. Mr. Gill is also a former Clearfield resident. He was employed by the Hoyt Plumbing Co. before the family moved to Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Former Chester Hill Police Chief Dies HAWK RUN - JOhn R. Gold-ing, 71, of Hawk Run, former chief of police in Chester Hill Borough and constable at Chester Hill and in Morris Township, was found dead in his home yesterday morning by a neighbor, Fred Boden. Mr. Golding lived alone. William W. Strange, Clearfield County deputy coroner, said that Mr. Golding died of a cerebral hemorrhage and placed the time of death at 2 p. m. Saturday. He/was found sitting in a chair and apparently had been watching television. Funeral arrangements and an obituary will be announced tomorrow by the James W. Weaver Funeral Home, Morrisdale. Snow Forces Slowdown | The coming of new snow, high winds and hazardous road conditions slowed down activity in the Clearfield County-Mo-shannon Valley as organizations canceled meetings and other related activities. The Mothers March at Cur-vvensville scheduled for this evening will be conducted next Monday at 7 p. m. Those workers who wish to make collections before then may turn in contributions to Kantar's Store. Collections next Monday should be taken to the Curwens-ville State Bank. The Clearfield YMCA membership drive report meeting set for tonight has been postponed until tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Also at Clearfield, cancellations include: TOPs Club meeting, Girl Scout Troop 51 meeting, Pioneer Girls meeting, Red Cross Board meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Sajerkraut supper for tomorrow by Class 10 of the West Side Methodist Church postponed until next meeting, WCTU Frances Willard Tea rescheduled for next Monday at 2 p. m. in the West Side Methodist Church. The Clearfield County Grange officers workshop set tonight in Susquehanna Grange Hall at Curwensville will be held at a later date. The reserve meeting at the Curwensville Naval Reserve Training Center has been canceled. The board meeting of the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Heloise...... 9 Comics ................. 15 News From Around World 6 Sports .............. 10, 11 Obituaries................2 Hospital News ........ 2, 3 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ...... ... 9, 16 School News..............8 �News in Pictures........14 State News Briefs ......13 Other Area News ........ 2 More on Red China ......5 Snow, Wind Put Lid on Activity One of the worst winter storms in decades has virtually paralyzed the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area as well as most of Pennsylvania and broad areas of the eastern seaboard. Blinding snow, powered by tremendous gusts up to 55 miles an hour, closed schools and industries across the state and turned the average motorist into a pedestrian. Here in Clearfield County all school systems were closed today except one. The exception was Curwensville but absenteeism there was at 68 per cent. Although all main highways were open, some 250 miles of rural and secondary -froads were blocked, some by*-- John Palmer, Jury Commissioner, Dies at Clearfield Jury Commissioner John "Mutt" Palmer, above, 312 Clearfield St., Clearfield, died last evening in the Clearfield Hospital. He was 65. Mr. Palmer, who had been ill for some time, was sworn in as jury commissioner for Clearfield County Jan. 3. At his request, he was brought to the ceremony from the hospital in a wheelchair and was commended by Judge John A. Cherry for his tremendous interest in county government. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 drifts up to 12 feet high There are about 850 miles of state highway in the county. John Reed, county highway maintenance s u p e rintendent, said his department's primary goal is to keep main arteries open. Some 150 men and 40 pieces of equipment, plus a dozen rented bulldozers and trucks from highway construction projects, are continuing an around-the-clock effort. MORE SNOW AND COLD The weatherman says more cold and snow is due in the area. For a look at the forecast turn to Page 6. For other pictures and stories on the weather situation, turn to pages 2, 3 and 13. Rep. Johnson Is Candidate For Re-election Mr. Reed predicted that all roads should be open within eight to 10 hours after the winds diminish, but cautioned that the winds aren't expected to subside before tonight. Hopefully, all highways are expected to be open and passable by tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, state police advised against driving unless absolutely necessary and then warned that chains or snow tires are a must. Fire officials throughout the district asked residents to keep fire hydrants shoveled as an added precaution against a major fire. And mayors of area communities ordered sidewalks shoveled in compliance with borough ordinances. Traffic was snarled on hills and many molorists found it Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Congressman Albert W. Johnson, above, today announced his candidacy for re-election as representative in Congress from the 23rd Congressional District, composed of Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Venango and Warren counties. In announcing his candidacy for re-election, Mr. Johnson stated that he would serve the people of the District to the best of his ability and would continue his "Open Door" pol- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. ? FIRE-CAUSED TRAFFIC SNARL - Traffic is backed up for blocks on State Street (Route 322) as firemen laid hose across the highway from a fire hydrant to fight blaze a half-block away. Wooden ramps were used to permit traffic to move over the hose without damaging it. Firemen are adjusting the ramp here with an assist from Curwensville Police Chief John C. Hoover (uniform) who helped unsnarl the traffic situation. (Progress Photo by Edward Morgan) 12 Left Homeless After Fire Guts House at Curwensville APARTMENT' HOUSE FIRE ~ Flames break out through roof of apartment house at Curwensville in Saturday night blaze which gutted building and left 12 homeless. Here firemen attempt to get at flame* through attic window. By EDWARD E. MORGAN Progress Staff Writer CURWENSVILLE - Twelve persons including seven children were left homeless Saturday night when fire gutted a large apartment house here on Pine Street. Damage was in excess of $10,000. It was the fourth major fire in the Curwensville area since the first of the year and the second within the borough limits. Firemen from Curwensville and Clearfield battled the blaze for nearly six hours in zero temperatures and swirling snow, then returned to the scene early Sunday morning when flames broke out again. One fireman suffered from smoke inhalation but otherwise there were no injuries. The home is owned by Mrs; Mary Mara fine, who resides on lower Pine Street. It was occupied by Mrs. Pamela Howe and her five children, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Quiglcy and two children, Frank Barrett and Mrs. Delorrs Silvio. The Quigleys had a three-room apartment on the first floor while Mrs. Howe occupied a five-room apartment on the second floor. The others had smaller second floor apartments. Fire Chief William Kelly said the blaze was touched off by a plumber thawing frozen water pipes with a torch in a second floor bathroom. A general alarm was sounded at about 6 p. m, and Clearfield firemen were call, ed a short time later when homes on both sides of the burning building became endangered. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6