Clearfield Progress, February 7, 1966

Clearfield Progress

February 07, 1966

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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 7, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckl* A difference between a woman and a tree is that their.limbs are bare at opposite seasons. tm PROOREWI Reader7* Tip It was a big day on Black Moshannon ski slopes Saturday. See Page 14. Vol. 60 - No. 31 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, February 7, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Scranton Sets Spending at $1,464 Billion..... Record Budget Calls for No New Tax By HARRY W. BALL HARRISBURG (AP) - A record $1,464 billion fiscal year budget for 1966-67, proposing expanded state services but without any increased taxes, was handed to the legislature today by Gov. Scranton. The new budget represents an increase of $106.2 million over the current fiscal year budget. It does not include $410 million in federal funds which the state expects for augmentation of its programs in the new fiscal year starting next July 1. "These expansions," the governor said, "will be financed through enlargement of existing revenues and economies practiced in the operation of state government. "No new taxes will be required to pay for the increased services." Despite the magnitude of the proposed spending, Scranton emphasized that "this is an economy budget." "The costs for services are carefully projected, and expected revenues are realistically estimated," he said, with this added cautionary note to the lawmakers: "Appropriations beyond what is here requested will have to be accompanied by proposals for raising additional revenue." Scranton said his fiscal managers look forward to another surplus-the third of his administration - totaling $93 million next June 30 if present prosperous trends continue. The projected increases in revenue during the 1966-67 fiscal period would come from further gains in the consumers' sales Pennsylvania's main sources of and corporate net income taxes, revenue. In Proposed State Budget... Philipsburg Hospital Grant Up HARRISBURG - The Philipsburg State General Hospital stands to receive $1,508,727 during the 1966-67 fiscal year under Gov. Scranton's proposed $1,464 | billion budget. This represents an increase of $121,651 over the current year. Spending in the current fiscal year will have amounted to $1,- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 "Both of these increases," the governor said, "result from the flourishing condition of our state economy and the general prosperity of our people. "Present prospects are for a further increase of general fund revenues for 1966-67 of $55.5 million, for a total intake of $1,370 billion. "From this sum, combined with the surplus, the expanded state services will be financed," the governor said. The proposed $1,464,612,286 in appropriations for the next fis- cal year includes $50 million to be set aside for the first payment on the new school subsidy in' 1967-68. The sum also includes $12 million for the continuing implementation of the new comprehensive mental health and mental retardation programs. He said the new budget does not contemplate the use of "tax anticipation notes" in the 196G-67 fiscal period. This is a form of short term financing, which Scranton said usually costs the state around $1 million a year in the interest charges. The budget proposed $713.8 million for education, around half of the total general fund expenditures for all purposes. The amount does not include the $50 million school subsidy down payment for the following year. "Although this recommendation is unusual," Scranton said of the advance budget allowance for the $50 million school subsidy, "it is by no means unprecedented, and it is the only Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS AT BLACK MOSHANNON SKI SLOPE DEDICATION Johnson Begins Viet Nam Talks Levels Sharp Reply To Home Critics; Conference Stresses Civilian Programs Clearfield Native Killed Joyce Longford, 23, Victim of Crash In Indiana County A former Clearfield woman as killed in an Indiana County traffic accident and five other persons injured in Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley highway collisions oyer the weekend. The victim of the fatal accident Saturday night at Hillsdale was 23-year-old Mrs. Joyce Langford, df 987 Wayne Ave.. Indiana, She was the wife of Thomas Langford, 26, also formerly of Clearfield, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ardery of 1016 Linden St., Clearfield State police said that Mr. and Mrs. Langford were en route to Clearfield to spend the weekend with her parents. As they were traveling through the village of Hillsdale on Route 286 the compact foreign car 'driven by Mr. Langford struck the left rear of a car parked along the right side of the highway and owned by Bernice Cas-sidy of Hillsdale. The impact tore off the right side of the Langford car. Mrs. Langford was pronounced dead on arrival- in the Indi ana Hospital at . 8:22 p. m. about an hour after the colli sion. ',. Her, husband was treated in the hospital dispensary for min or injuries and released. Mrs. Langford had been em ployed in the traffic department of Radio Station WDAD at Indi ana for the past three years Her husband is a teacher in the Cambria County Laurel Valley Schools. Total damage in the accident was set at $650 by the state police at the Indiana Substation. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Light mow.at times mixed with freezing rain or sleet tonight,j changing to occasional light rain Tuesday. Slowly rising temperatures with considerable thawing through Tuesday. Low tonight 28 to 33. Sunrise 7:16-Sunset 5:38 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 5.35 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.35 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 1; High 25. Overnight low 23. Mid  State Airport Sunday low 6; High 23. Overnight low 17. Five-Day Forecast Feb. 8-12: Temperatures will average three to six degrees above normal. Normal highs are 33 to 37 and lows 18 to 20. Tuesday will be warmer, Wednesday colder, then little change for the rest of the period. Occasional rain Tuesday and rain or snow Friday or Saturday will average about one-half Inch. DR. M. K. GODDARD . forests, waters secretary :__---II-- DANIEL A. BAILEY .... state senator J. CARUSO (iSA director Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Heloise ..... 8 Comics................ 15 News From Around World 6 Sports ........... 10, 11 Obituaries ............ . 2 Hospital News...... 13, 16 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Today in History ........ 5 Simpson and Education .. 5 Harbison-Walker's District Official Given Added Duties Richard D. Britner, Clearfield District superintendent for Harbison-Walker Refractories Co., will be given additional responsibilities under a realignment announced last week by General Production Manager T. E. Ral ston at Pittsburgh. Mr. Britner, who has been in charge of the Clearfield District Works of the company and the New Saveage, Md., Works, will also be responsible for the Templeton, Armstrong County, Works under the new setup. Mr. Ralston said the realign ment, involving shifts of respon sibilities for five other company At Block Moshannon Dedication Goddard As Great Sees Skiing Industry Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Scouts Take Over Philipsburg Offices PHILIPSBURG - This is Boy Scout Week and the borough government today is in the hands of scouts. Mayor Clifford A. Johnston administered the oath of office this morning to the following scouts who will serve for the day: Kenneth Maney, Troop 49, Mayor; George Kline, Troop 148, chief of police; Joseph Byron, Troop 45, borough secretary; and James Robins, Troop 141, Council president. The duties and functions of the various borough offices were out. lined and explained by Mayor Johnston. Police Sgt. Mathew F. Gowland explained to the newly-inducted officials the functions and law enforcement workings of the Police Department. Scout Event Tonight GRAMPIAN - The annual brown and green dinner and Court of Honor for Boy Scout Troop 11 and Explorer Post 11 will be held tonight, beginning at 6:30 p. m. It was incorrectly reported Saturday that the event, at which eight boys will receive their Eagle awards, would be held Tuesday night. By WILLIAM B. McFEETERS Progress Philipsburg Bureau PHILIPSBURG - "Skiing will be one of our great industries in Pennsylvania - a great family sport," Dr. Maurice K. God-dard, secretary o* the Department of Forests and Waters, declared Saturday at the dedication of the state's $195,177 ski slope at Black Moshannon. "This is a magnificant new facility here in Central Pennsylvania - a companion slope to Skimont, Blue Knob, Denton Hills, and others," Dr. Goddard said. Goddard, who was introduced by State Senator Daniel A. Bailey of Philipsburg as "a dedicated man who has done a tremendous job with the forests," stressed that recreation today is one of the state's largest industries. "Skiing," he emphasized, "is a greati expanding industry." He pointed out that skiing is the greatest industry in Vermont and said that less than 10 per cent of Pennsylvanian residents now engage in the sport. "Can you imagine the impact of this great sport on the economy of the Commonwealth," he asked, "when 40 to 50 per cent of our population ski as do the resi- Sheriff Deputy Named Appointment of John Sher-kosky of Sandy Township as a deputy sheriff was announced today by Clearfield County Sheriff Bill Charney. Mr. Sherkosky replaces John Itokosky of DuBois who served four years under the previous administration. dents of Vermont?" The speaker briefly reviewed the sport in the United States since ithe first rope tow, powered by a Model T engine, was placed in service on a Vermont slope. Dr. Goddard stated that in addition to the nearly $200,000 spent thus far on developing and constructing the local facility, $16,425 has been set aside in the State General Fund budget for the construction of a ski maintenance building to be erected at the slope this spring. He thanked Governor Scranton, Sen. Bailey, Rep. Eugene M. Fulmer and other members of the General Assembly for providing funds for construction of the ski slope and the new ski lodge. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 County Almost Intact... By FRANK CORMIER HONOLULU (AP) - President Johnson swung into talks today with top leaden of South Viet Nam after taking a stand-and-fight stance in a sharp reply to critics at home. U. S. officials said civilian programs would be emphasized during the historic strategy conference that winds up Tuesday. However, Johnson aind his visitors stressed military determination in public state- ments. Johnson, welcoming the Vietnamese with martial honors Sunday night, said the United States must stand firm against Hanoi and the Viet Cong guerrillas or "we will 4 have to fight again some place else - at what cost no one knows." Nguyen Van Thieu, South Viet Nam's head of state, responded: "Your words have gone beyond the usual welcoming address, for they told Viet Nam and the world of a renewed and much stronger determination on the part of the United States to draw a line and stop Communist aggression in Viet Nam, and now." Johnson, in greeting Thieu and Premier Nguyen Cao Ky at airport ceremonies, voiced scorn for "special pleaders who counsel retreat in Viet Nam." "They belong to a group that has always been blind to experience and deaf to hope," Johnson said. The President argued that It is as important now to resist communism in Viet Nam as it was to oppose it in Europe after World War II. Reapportionment for Area Given Clearfield County, with the exception of the City of DuBois and Sandy and Cooper townships, will become the 74th House District in the reapportionment plan handed down Friday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. DuBois and Sandy Township have been added to all of Jefferson County to form the new 66th House District. Cooper Township will join a portion of Centre County to form the 77th House District. Included are the boroughs of Bellefonte, Philipsburg, South Philipsburg, Port Matilda, and State College and the townships of Benner, College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, 4-Huston, Patton, Rush, Spring, Taylor and Worth. The 76th House District will be made up of the following Centre County municipalities: boroughs of Milesburg, Union- ville. Snow Shoe, Howard, Centre Hall and Millheim; and the townships of Burnside, Curtin, Howard, Liberty Boggs, Union, Snow Shoe, Marion, Walker, Miles, Haines, Penn, Gregg and Potter. Also included in the 76th are these Clinton County municipalities: City of Lock Haven; boroughs of Avis, Beach Creek, Flemington, Loganton and Mill Hall; and the townships of Allison, Bald Eagle, Beech Creek, Castanea, Colebrook, Crawford, Dunnstable, Gallagher, Greene, Grugan, Lamar, Logan, Pine balance" was maintained Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 4 Beccaria Supervisors Sign Contract With Firemen at Coalport COALPORT-Beccaria Township Supervisors have contracted with the Coalport Borough Council and Fire Company for fire protection in Beccaria Township this year, Carl E. Weakland, chairman of the board of supervisors, announced today. Mr. Weakland said the township has agreed to pay $600 for the year's fire protection. The money will come from the township's general fund and no extra tax levy will be necessary, he said. In the event of fire, Beccaria Township residents are asked to Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 1 Curwensville Dimes Drive Slated Tonight CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville residents are reminded to turn on their porch lights tonight if they have contributions to the 1966 March of Dimes and the National Foundation's fight against birth defects., The Mothers March against Birth Defects, postponed from last week because of the severe snow storm, will be held tonight starting at 7 o'clock. All marchers are asked to report to the Curwensville State Bank after completing their solicitation. County GOP Told: U. S. Must Return To Lincoln's Philosophy By BETTY HAMILTON Progress Staff Writer The United States must return to the philosophy of Abraham Lincoln and the political party he founded if the nation is to escape the fate of other countries whos� people lost their personal initiative through too much dependence on government, State Senator Elmer Hawbak-er warned Saturday night. The Franklin County senator was the speaker at the annual Lincoln Day dinner held in the New Dimeling Hotel at Clearfield under the spon-4------� sorship of the Clearfield | West Decatur Scout Elevated to Eagle In Church Service SMILING REPUBLICANS - The speaker, elected representatives as well as representatives of the Clearfield Counly Council of Republican Women gather at Saturday's annual Lincoln Day Dinner at Clearfield. They are from left: Rep. Albert W. Johnson, '23rd District Con- gressman; Mrs. Julia Leonard, president of the council. Sen. D. Elmer Hawbaker of Franklin County, the main speaker; Mrs. Jean Bordas, in charge of arrangements for the program, and State Sen. Daniel A. Bailey. (Progress Photo) County Council of Republican Women. Nearly 300 persons attended the affair which included a council tribute to its only living charter member, Mrs. Clyde Stage of Clearfield. Sen. Hawbaker, who has been serving in the State Senate since 1961, noted that Abraham Lincoln as well as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were firm believers that the government should be one founded on the individual freedom and responsibility of its citizens and Hint it should be one in which a system of "check and lMcase Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 WEST DECATUR - Douglas Williams, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Max Williams, was elevated to Eagle Scout rank yesterday at 11 a. m. worship service in the Oak Grove Methodist Church. Albert G. Shimmel, school principal, veteran boy scout leader, and an Eagle Scout himself, delivered the address and pointed up the accomplishments Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 ;

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