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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 1, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Something to look forward to - women's wigs with built-in brains. Fmm Reader's Tip For the latest on the Viet Nam fighting and peace efforts turn to Page 8. 16 PAGES TODAY Vol. 60 - No. 26 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, February 1, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily V Sam*-**! COID, YEAH MAN - Clearfield Patrolman William Mohney shows how he feels about weather. (Progress Photos by Jack Zipf) SNO MAIL TODAY - Youth checks rural mailbox yesterday before high winds hdd a chance to completely bury the boxes. THE ONLY WAY - Sign along Glen Richey highway warns motorists. If they hit this huge snowbank they'll slow down in a hurry. WATCH OUT - Photographer almost got a face full when he stepped in front of young Andy Ogden on Clearfield's Park Street. Snow Cleanup Operations Continue Council Completes Budget Proposed Figure For Curwensville Set at $69,976 CURWENSVILLE - Work was completed last night by Curwensville Borough Council on a proposed budget for 1966 calling for expenditures of $69,976. It provides for wage and salary increases approved earlier in the year and a new police car equipped with a two-way radio system. Otherwise, operating costs will follow the same general pattern as in previous years. In a special move, Council unanimously approved the appointment of Mrs. Myrtle Bloom as tax collector to fill the unexpired term of her late husband, Gilbert Bloom. Mr. Bloom, who died a week ago, had been re-elected to a four-year term last November. The budget, tentatively approved at a special meeting and made available for public inspection prior to final adoption, is some $8,000 higher than last year. Yet it is $6,000 less than what was actually spent in 1965. Taxes, meanwhile, will remain the same. The real estate levy is 8V2 mills with a third of a mill designated for debt service and the balance for general purposes. The per capita tax is $5. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 DuBois Council Rejects Offer On Watershed DUBOIS - The State Highway Department has been notified by DuBois City Council that the department's latest offer regarding protection of the DuBois water supply has been rejected, according to the DuBois Courier-Express. In an unanimous vote during a five-minute special meeting Thursday night, Council said it would reject the department's offer, but is still willing to negotiate with highway officials to settle the matter. The department wanted an an- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 We Did It! Clearfield Industrial Drive Tops $250,000 OVER THE TOP - Droze A. Dotts, advance division chairman for the Clearfield Area Industrial Development Campaign Fund Executive Committee, paints in the top of the campaign thermometer yesterday in front of the Courthouse after the drive went over the top. From left are: Harris G. Breth, Chamber of Commerce and campaign secretary; L. E. Soult Sr. and S. K. Williams, campaign co-chairmen; Mr. Dotts; and Robert B. Myers, C. of C. president and chairman of industrial donations for the drive. (Progress Photo) "Clearfield did it! The Area Industrial Development Fund went over the top!" That enthusiastic statement was made this morning by L. E. Soult Sr. and S. K. Williams, co-chairman of the $250,000 campaign. "All the people of this area can indeed be proud of this achievement," they said in a joint declaration, "and we are going to top the $250,000 goal nicely. We haven't picked up all the pledge cards that are out, but when we get the final figure we will certainly announce it." D. A. Dotts, chairman of the advance donations committee said: "We want to thank all the Clearfield business firms, our local industries, and all those who helped put this drive over by their contributions. When we decided to start this compaign, many people were doubtful that we could reach our goal, but Clearfield did it!" Robert B. Myers, president of the Chamber of Commerce and chairman of industrial donations for the drive added; "We had confidence that when the people in this area realized that the success of this drive meant about 450 new jobs and more than $1,500,000 in new payroll a year, we would get their support. But we also know that many of our contributors made their pledges in order to help our still lengthy list of unemployed. When we started this drive we had more than 800 people out of jobs in the Clearfield area alone. We can now hope for very great improvement and cut that list considerably." The Clearfield Area Industrial Development Fund Campaign got under way with a huge Kick-Off Dinner Nov. 4, Clifford L. Jones, executive director of the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) was the featured speaker, and his talk was devoted mainly to the need for communities to develop sound forward - looking industrial programs. He noted that Clearfield had come to the fore in the past several years in its industrial progress, and that if it was to continue to make rapid progress, adequate financing for its program was a "must." "We were asked why we launched this drive just before the holidays," Mr. Myers stated, "but when we discussed the matter, we all agreed that there is no "good" time to put on any kind of a drive. We found we needed most of the $250,000 at once to finance our three new industrial projects, and our industrial park, so we just went ahead with it. The results are there to see." The three Clearfield industrial projects being financed are the huge Target Sportswear expansion at Hyde, which involved a Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 At the Progress ... Changes Made In News Staff Two Prisoners Waive Jail Breach Hearing Two prisoners who made an escape attempt from the Clearfield County Jail last week have waived a hearing for an appearance in court on a charge of prison breach. The two, Harry Philips, 24, of Brisbin and Vaughn Philips, 22, of Houtzdale had dug a hole nearly all the way through to the outside wall from their jail cell. The incident was discovered last Tuesday morning by Warden James Eltringliam, who filed the charges. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Top level changes in the news staff of The Progress were announced today by W. K. Ulerich, publisher. Effective today, Mr. Ulerich announced, George A. Scott, editor of the newspaper since 1948, is being relieved of all duties except editorial writing to concentrate on a special writing assignment that is expected to take the next year or more to complete. In addition to writing editorials and supervision: of The Progress editorial page, Mr. Scott will continue to write "The Monday Wash" and some other special work including direction of The Progress Spelling Bee. Taking over the supervision of all news and photo coverage as well as news staff personnel and other duties which Editor Scott George A. Scott Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Lcluud B. Mather Jr. William G. Williams Firemen Told They Help Set Good Example Clearfield County Judge John A. Cherry last night told members of Clearfield's Second Ward Fire Company that they help set' a good example of Americanism through their community service. Speaking before some 60 members and guests at the company's annual banquet, Judge Cherry explained that through their unselfish devotion to the task of fire fighting the volunteers teach good citizenship to Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Hazardous Roads Contribute To Four Accidents Hazardous driving conditions contributed to four traffic accidents in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area yesterday and this morning which sent one person to the hospital and caused property damage exceeding $600. Mrs. Paula Coudriet of Morris-dale, an expectant mother, was taken to the Philipsburg State General Hospital after she was involved in a car-truck collision on Route 53 near Winburne last Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 In Progress Bee... Spelldown Approaching For 5.000 Students Spelldown time is fast approaching for the more than 5,000 sixth, seventh and eighth graders in area schools who are participating in this year's Progress Spelling Bee. Between now and March 1, classroom and building eliminations will determine the finalist for district eliminations in 12 schools or jointures which will be held duriYig March. Some schools, as a matter of fact, already have selected their district elimina-f----------------------- tion finalists. As survivors of this month's classroom eliminations, 20 to 40 boys and girls will compete in each of the district eliminations, each representing a class or building in the school or jointure. From two to seven spellers will go on from the districi eliminations to the Area Championship Bee at Clearfield April 14. Forty boys and girls svill compete in the Championship Bee with the representation from each district based on en- rollment in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, except that no district will have fewer than two representatives. This year the Clearfield and DuBois Area Schools have been allotted seven places in the Championship Bee, Bald Eagle Area four; Curwensville, Moshannon Valley, Philipsburg - Osceola and West Branch three each; Glendale, Harmony, Purchase Line, St. Catherine and St. Joseph Schools, two each. The district eliminations will Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 C. of C. Makes Plans ... Dedication Set At State Ski Slope PHILIPSBURG - The state ski slope at Black Moshannon is to be dedicated Saturday. Mayors and Chamber of Commerce officials from Clearfield, Tyrone, Bellefonte, State College and surrounding communities have been invited to join with Philipsburg officials for the dedication of the state facility. The ce-emonies, in which a number of state officials will participate, are scheduled to be held at 1:30 p. m. Members of the Rattlesnake Mountain Ski Club will participate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Included among the guests of honor will be Dr. George R. Taylor, a former local physician who is now located at Lyme, N. H. Dr. Taylor is regarded as being the "father of the ski slope" and the prime promoter of skiing in the area. Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, meeting last night, reviewed t e n t a t ive arrangements for the dedication and voted to underwrite the costs. Plans have been made for the parking area adjacent to Black Moshannon Dam to be cleared and to provide bus transportation from there to the slope to eliminate congestion of traffic at the site. The Chamber directors, after again discussing the need for a fund to attract industry to the area, voted to check into the Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Vehicle Inspection Deadline Extended HARRISBURG (AP) - The state is extending the deadline for semiannual inspection of passenger cars and motorcycles. The inspection period ended at midnight Monday night, but par-lier in the day the Revenue Department announced that motorists who had failed to have their vehicles inspected would have an additional week to midnight, Feb. 7. Theodore B. Smith, secretary of revenue, said the deadline was extended because the severe storm over the weekend prevented many inspection stations from examining vehicles. Clearfield Firemen Were Busy All Day Fighting fires indirectly caused by sub-zero weather was an all-day affair for Clearfield firemen yesterday. They responded to fires resulting from overheated stoves or furnaces in the morning, afternoon and night. The only fire in which any damage was reported was one at 1:30 p. m. at the Gerald Knepp home at Woodland. There, an overheated stove set fire to partitions, causing about $200 damage. The other two fires - one at 812 Dorey Street at 6:15 a. in. and at 107 S. Third St. at 11:30 p. m. - were flue fires and resulted in no property damage. Another Storm Expected Four More Inches Predicted Tonight; Two Schools Open Cleanup operations continued today following last weekend's wind - blown snowstorm which blocked highways, closed schools and crippled business activity throughout the Clearfield County - Moshannon Valley area. Weary highway workers, meanwhile, braced for a new storm that was expected to move into the area early this evening. Heavy snow warnings were, issued for most of Western Pennsylvania with four inches or more expected by tomorrow morning. Aside from Clearfield and Philipsburg - Osceola, all school systems in the county remained closed today including Curwens-vile, the only one to take up classes yesterday. All main highways were open and in good condition but a few secondary roads were still drifted shut. John Reed, county maintenance superintendent, said all roads were expected to be opened by early afternoon. Throughout Sunday night and all of Monday highway workers battled to keep main highways clear of drifting snow as winds gusted to 55 miles per hour. In some areas drifts were as high as 20 feet. A string of cars became bogged down yesterday oh snow-swept Route 53 near Drifting for Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 8 Sports Events, Other Activities Called Off Due to Bad Weather Sports activities due to school closings and other meetings and events continue to be postponed or canceled until roads are cleared ad the weather breaks. The West Branch Area High School basketball game with Juniata Valley scheduled for tonight will be played tomorrow at Alexandria. The Junior Varsity will play at 6:30 p. m. and the Varsity game will get under way at 8 p. m. The basketball game between Philipsburg - Osceola Area High School and Chief Logan at Philipsburg tonight has been rescheduled for Feb. 25. Tonight's game between Glendale High School and Gallilzin has been postponed and will be rescheduled later, as will the g a in e between Curwensville High School and Moshannon Valley. The basketball game between Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 8 Inside The Progress Classified Ads .......... It Hints From Hcloise - 12 Comics ............ 15 News From Around World 8 Sports ............... �, 7 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ........... 3 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News............. 16 Today in History .......". 12 Election News ........ 5 State News Briefs ...... 13
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