Clearfield Progress, February 3, 1966

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February 03, 1966

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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 3, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Some women take up the law and become lawyers. Others, however, lay down the law and become wives. Tito p EES Reader's Tip The drought is discussed in stories on Pages 9 and 18. Vol. 60 - No. 28 Our 56fh Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, February 3, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY Attack on Two Fronts Made... Viet namese War Policy Challenged EDITOR'S NOTE - In and out of Congress, questions are being raised as to just how the United States got into the present situation in Viet Nam, and what is the legal basis for '.is actions. In the following an-ilysis, these issues are explored >y John M. Hightower, Pulitzer 'rize winning reporter of The vssociated Press. By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - In the spreading Senate debate over Vietnamese war policy, the hawks and the doves agree on one issue: They feel the United States is drifting into a bigger and much more dangerous conflict and they want to know what President Johnson plans to do about it. The two-front attack on his policy - from those who want it softer and those who would get tougher - threatens a severe challenge to Johnson's war leadership in the weeks ahead. But it is also a challenge to the meaning of 10 years of violent history. For U.S. intervention in Viet Nam has built from the beginning a record of disappointed hopes, rising costs and drift into a war both dangerous and undeclared. Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and a critic of Johnson's policies, told Secretary of State Dean Rusk a few days ago that he doubled the existence of an adequate legal base for what the United States is doing in Viet Nam, going back to the start of the policy 10 years ago. Yet Fulbright said that the raising of questions does not necessarily mean opposition to policy but primarily a desire for clarification. "There is a lack of understanding of the situation in Viet Nam," Fulbright said. "All I am asking for is a clarification of United Stales policy." Behind some of the senatorial attacks on Johnson's policy seems to lie concern over the fact that the shooting conflict has never been declared by Congress as a war, is not being fought under United Nations sponsorship as was the war in Korea, and involves an open-ended commitment which could mean war with Communist China some day, perhaps even nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Johnson has every confidence - as he has made clear publicly and privately - that he has all the authority he needs to conduct military operations and commit more and more forces as he judges necessary. He also recognizes that Congress has the power to deny its approval of what he does and to withhold money. But administration officials generally see the leadership issue as posed in more subtle terms. Some at least believe the debate now developing may help to clarify policy and meet unspoken but presumably widespread concern among the citizenry at large. The situation which Johnson faces, however, is one known also to his predecessors. The Vietnamese policy has always been full of uncertainties. It began in 1954 when the Viet Minn rebels, including today's Communist leaders in North Vict Nam, finally defeated French forces and put an end to French control. The United States had given arms aid to the French and the Eisenhower administration considered, but finally withheld, actual combat support. In the beginning Washington's mood was one o� determination not to lose any more territory to Communist control. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles held the "domino theory" that a loss of all Viet Nam would lead to the loss of other countries in the Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 5 Inside The Progress Classified Ads .......16, 17 Hints From Heloise ......6 Comics .................. 19 News From Around World 8 Sports ............... 14, 15 Obituaries ............... 7 Hospital News........9, 17 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .... 2, 6, 9, 20 School News ............ 11 Sunday School Lesson .. 11 State News Briefs........5 Area Business News - 2 Area Servicemen - 12, 17 "OOPS" - This oddly positioned pole is the result of an 18-car freight train derailment near Muncy, Pa., on Sunday. The pole is resting against an industrial plant which was rammed by four cars. No one was injured. The wreckage was cleared on Tuesday leaving the pole. (AP Wirephoto) Forecasters Say More on Way... Snow Hangs on in Pa.; Weekend Outlook Bleak By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A persistent snow storm that hung on despite Weather Bureau predictions it would go away, painted Pennsylvania with another coating of white. The snow, that the Weather Bureau predicted would end early Wednesday, dumped 1 Vt inches of new snow in Philadelphia and kept on falling in many other por-tions of the state early today. The weather bureau reported, however, Harrisburg had only cloudy weather and the turnpike police said there was no snow between Breezewood and Read- ' ing. Stuck on Turnpike... Area Family Home After Snow Adventure "It was quite an experience!" exclaimed Mrs. Paul J. Jones of Golden Rod Farms as she described her family's rather disconcerting and adventure-filled trip on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during this season's worst snowstorm. Most adjectives fail to adequately describe the Jones family's mixed emotions toward the extremely hazardous road conditions they encountered and their two-day sojourn -------fin a motel near the Morgan-town Interchange of the turnpike. The Joneses were visiting relatives at Woodbury, N. J., over the weekend and started their return trip Sunday morning. "We had called the Turnpike Authority to check on road conditions before we left," Mrs. Jones recalled. "And they said the road was open and visibility was poor - they didn't advise us not to travel so we started out . . . it wasn't snowing at Woodbury when we left. . "The farther west we got, the worse the weather got . . . why, at Philadelphia the visibility was so bad we had to pull into a service place and wait there a while," she continued. "I was really frightened while we were on the turnpike . . . you couldn't see 10 feet in front of you and then having cars pass you - some drivers think they have to go 65 miles-per - hour regardless of the snow," Mrs. Jones declared indignantly. At the Morganlown Inter- Normon Berry, 51, West Branch Teacher, Found Dead in Home MORRISDALE - A 51-year-old teacher in the West Branch Area Junior-Senior High School, Norman Berry, was found dead yesterday in the bathroom of his home here. Deputy Clearfield County Coroner William Strange said death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. He placed t h e time of death at 4 p. m. Monday. Mr. Berry had been seen earlier Monday shoveling snow in front of his home where he lived alone but it was not established that this contributed to his death. When Mr. Berry failed to report for school yesterday one of his fellow teachers called Mr. Berry's aunt. She in turn contacted one of his neighbors who entered his home and found him lying on the bathroom floor. Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 But elsewhere it snowed today. The turnpike police said salting, cindering and plowing crews were out on the superhighway, especially on the Northeast Extension. Pennsylvania, still digging out from four storms in less than two weeks, faced the prospect of another inclement weekend. The weather bureau said more snow was on the way. Early today, snow was falling at these cities: Erie, Bradford, DuBois, Philipsburg, Williams-port, Blairsville, Altoona, Wilkes Barre, Allentown, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The temperatures ranged from 13 at Erie and Bradford to Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Damage Tops $5,000 in Eight Road Mishaps Property damage in traffic accidents in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area contin ued to mount yesterday with more than $5,000 reported in eight traffic collisions. A Hamilton driver, 23-year-old Dennis A. Woodrow, was reported to have been injured when his car ran into the rear of a tractor-trailer truck on Route 219 near DuBois last eve ning. State police said Woodrow refused medical treatment follow ing the accident. Damage to his vehicle was estimated at $3,400. The truck, driven by Kenneth C. Kirk, 45, of DuBois R. D. 1, had only about $10 damage. P-flUce said the truck-stopped to make a left turn. Mr. Wood-row, blinded by the lights of an. oncoming car, failed to see the truck stop and ran into the rear of it. Another accident near DuBois occurred under similar circumstances last night. In this collision Clifford J. London, 29, of DuBois R. D. 1, traveling north On Route 119, slowed down to turn into a private driveway. His sedan was hit in the rear by a pickup truck operated by Edward Hud-zik, 40, of Punxsutawney R.D. 3. The truck had about $10 dam- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 DuBois Man Held For Setting 2 Fires At Concord Restaurant DUBOIS - A DuBois man is being held in the Clearfield County Jail without bail, charged with setting two fires at the Concord Restaurant on Brady Street which caused more than $10,000 damage. Sgt. John Paxton, fire marshal for Troop C of the State Police, arrested Charles Kelege of 549 Locust St., yesterday on two counts of arson. The fire marshal claims Kelege set fire to the Concord Restaurant on Oct. 30 and again on Nov. 6. The first fire resulted in an estimated $10,000 damage. The second blaze caused an undetermined amount of damage to the gutted structure. Kelege was arraigned yesterday before a justice of the peace and was committed to the county jail to await a hearing at a later date. Operation Cripples Red Unit Two Regiments Beaten by Allies In Viet Drive By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Allied spokesmen said today that Operation Masher has savagely crippled a North Vietnamese regiment and badly mauled a mixed regiment of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong. They called the 10-day-old drive in the coastal lowlands near Bong Son, 300 miles northeast of Saigon, the heaviest blow ever dealt the troops from North Viet Nam. A total of 707 Communists were reported killed by the Allied forces, with the U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, Division accounting for the highest count of 514, spokesmen said. In addition, 120 enemy soldiers were reported captured and as many as 75 per cent of the 506 suspects detained were identified as Viet Cong. U.S. Air Force and Navy In (/. N. Security Council... Africans Seeking Solution to War By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) - Africa ns on the U. N. Security Council were reported looking today for some way the council could help settle the war in Viet Nam. Council diplomats said Mali, Nigeria and Uganda were seeking to get some gen� erel agreement on the subject before the council went into the full Viet Nam debate that it decided late Wednesday to hold on the request of the United States. One African stressed that they were still sounding out other countries for some breakthrough and were not yet talking about submitting a resolution. But a non-African speculated that the Africans might eventually submit a resolution calling far a reduction -- of hostilities and a new Gene- Plans Moose Creek Talks... Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 first Civil Case Scheduled For Jury Deliberation The first case to be tried during the February term of Clear field County civil court was scheduled to go to a jury this afternoon. It is a damage suit brought by a 25-year-old Weedville wid ow, Mrs. Darlene Seduski. Mrs. Seduski is attempting to recover damages from James E. Landes Sr., 65, of Hamburg, N.Y., for personal injuries and damages to her car resulting from a traf fic accident at Penfield March 1965. Mrs. Sedusky claims that she was traveling on Route 255 at 11 a. m. and noticed a car, later identified as Mr. Landes', stopped on Route 153 at the intersection stop sign. She said Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 Osceola Mills Woman Seeks Re-election As County GOP Official OSCEOLA MILLS - Mrs. Charles H. Dunlap has announced her candidacy for reelection as vice chairman of the Clearfield County Republican Committee. Mrs. Dunlap served a two-year term as county vice chairman in the 1950s and was reappointed to fill a vacancy in the office in 1963. She was elected in 1964 for her current two-year term. I feel it has been a great honor to have been elected Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Project Details Given... Half-Million Slated For Area Park Work More than a half million dollars worth of construction is slated for three area state parks under the two-year capital construction budget signed last week by Governor Scranton. Some details of the work were revealed yesterday by William C. Forrey, assistant director of state parks, in a telephone interview from Harrisburg with The Progress. The projects are: -Curwensville State Park, $416,011 budgeted including $320,000 for construction and the remainder for planning and design. The work at the new park will include paving several miles of an access road around the Curwensville Dam into the park recreation area; paving of the boat ramp area and parking lot; installation of latrines; installation of a drinking water supply; and erection of picnic tables. -Prince Gallitzin Slate Park, $324,451 budgeted including $250,-000 for construction. This project will include expansion and paving of the parking lots in the day use area; construction of a boat rental (rowboats and canoes) building; and construction of additional restrooms. (Now in the design stage under earlier budgets are a $150,000 marina center building and a $664,300 camping area.) - Parker Dam State Park, $115,156 budgeted including $80,-000 for construction. These funds will be used for improvement of access roads and camp sites and construction of additional camp sites. -Black Moshannon State Park, $32,748 budgeted for planning and design of water and sanitary facilities in all areas of the park. These funds are for planning and design only. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 Clearfield Authority Receives Sewer Report Members of the Clearfield Municipal Authority this morning received an annual report of Sewer Division operations and made plans to meet Monday at Harrisburg with state officials on the Moose Creek Reservoir situation. The annual report, presented by John K. Hallenburg of Hill and Hill Engineers, anticipates a budget of $212,600 for 1966. This includes a projected $80,100 in operating costs, $6,500 for capital im-*->- provement and maintenance ! � � � � . Grand Jury Indicts Two, Dismisses Two and $126,000 debt service. Action cm the report and budget will be taken at the next regular meeting. Authority members, Manager Benjamin R. Bodle, Mrs. Hal-lenberg and Authority solicitor, William T. Davis, will attend Monday's conference at Harrisburg. There, joined by James Romano of Gannett, Fleming, Corddry and Carpenter Inc., consulting engineers on the Moose Creek Reservoir survey, the Clearfield delegation will present its resume of damages to the reservoir to State Highway Department officials. The Authority holds that Keystone Shortway and access highway Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 The February Clearfield County grand jury wound up its sessions yesterday by indicting two more defendants and dismissing charges against two others.. Charges were approved against Melvin Hugney of Frenchvillc, charged with fornication and bastardy; and Gary Bonsall of Grampian, charged with burglary from a motor vehicle. Dorsey Gallaher of Winburne and Joseph Carney of Rossiter R. D. 1 were dismissed. Carney had been charged with aggravated assault and battery and Carney with assault and battery j and surety of the peace. I va conference on Viet Nam without advance conditions. The United States already has a resolution before the council calling for unconditional discussions among interested governments to arrange a conference to secure application of the 1954 and 1962 Geneva agreements on Indochina. But the U.S. resolution is expected to run into a Soviet veto if it goes to a vote as it stands. The council's decision to debate "the situation in Viet Nam" was a hairline victory for the United States, which brought the war to the U.N. Monday after its turn-of-the-year peace offensive failed and it ended its 37-day pause in the bombing of North Viet Nam. After the council..voted to hold the debate, it adjourned indefinitely to allow for informal discussion among Us IS members on "the most effective way" of proceeding with the debate. The U.S. request for a debate got the nine votes necessary for its adoption after Jordanian delegate Waleed M. Sadi received last-minute instructions from his government to cast the crucial ninth vote in its favor. There were two votes against a debate and four abstentions. Besides Jordan and the United States, those in favor were Argentina, Britain, Nationalist China, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Uruguay. Those against were the Soviet Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Blue Ribbon Commission Reports to LB J... Guaranteed Minimum Annual Income Urged for Every Family By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) - A blue-ribbon commission recommended to President Johnson and Congress today lhat every American family be guaranteed a minimum annual income. The annual cost of such a plan was said to range from $2 billion to $20 billion depend.ng on ,ts scope. As many as 35 million Americans could be affected if"afi Scranton Vetoes Extra Bridge At Pleasant Valley HARRISBURG (Special) -Gov. Scranton today vetoed a bill calling for construction of a bridge to carry Legislative Route 17053 over the Keystone Shortway at Pleasant Valley in Bradford Township of Clearfield County. The bill, introduced by Rep. Frank O'Neil of DuBois, had called for construction of the bridge to link up severed ends of the Barrett highway leading from Route 322 to Shawville. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Hire Dog Catcher WOODLAND - The Bradford Township Supervisors last night hired Samuel J. Graham of Clearfield R. D. as dog catcher for the township. Township residents who want to report dog problems can contact Mr. Graham by calling 765-7260. In other business at the regular meeting, the Supervisors reappointed James Smeal Jr. of Bigler to a term of five years on the Woodland-Biglcr Water Authority. Houtzdale Dealer Gets County Car Bid The Clearfield County Commissioners have awarded a low bid of $1,358.81 to C & Z Chevrolet-Cadillac, Houtzdale, for a 1966 Chevrolet V-8 four-door sedan to be used by the sheriff's office. The proposal, acted upon at a special meeting yesterday, includes trading in of the present sheriff's car which is a 1963 model. The only other bidder was Fred Diehl Motor, Inc., of Clearfield. Donors Needed For Bloodmobile Tuesday MORRISDALE - Donors are being signed up for the Red Cross Bloodmobile visit Tuesday. The blood center will be established in the St. Agnes Social Jenter from noon to 6 p. m. Members of the St. Agnes Rosary Society will serve refreshments. James W. and Ann Weaver are serving as co-chairmen for donor recruitment. The quota for the visit is 85 pints. Area residents are asked to make reservations by telephoning Mr. or Mrs. Weaver, 342-0750. |mum income level was fixed at $3,000 a year. This was but one of dozens of ambitious recommendations that grew out of a year-long study by a 4-1 member National Commission on Technology, Automation and Economic Progress. The group was created by Congress and appointed by Johnson to study "technological unemployment and related problems." Many of the commission findings are certain to arouse controversy. Perhaps anticipating this, it said "today's more advanced ideas will be commonplace tomorrow." The guaranteed income idea was labeled worthy of further study in Johnson's economic report to Congress last month. Under the plan, the federal gov- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Dog Disease Strikes Sandy Ridge Area SANDY RIDGE - Dog own-ers here are worried over the lives of their pets. Approximately 10 dogs, including valuable hunting dogs and house pets, have been stricken by distemper of the spine. Only one, an older dog, has thus far recovered from the disease. Symptons were described as laziness, dry nose, eyes matter- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 ;

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