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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 10, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Today'* Chucklt Toastmtster: One who uses a few appropriated words. The Progress Reader's Tip A busy schedule faces area schoolboy athletes. See Page 12. Vol. 60 - No. 34 Our 36th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,   Thursday, February 10, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY Senate Sidelines Union Shop Bill Jury Due To Receive Civil Suit Architect Seeks $9,000 Payment From County A Clearfield County jury will decide today the extent of serv ice Architect S. Joseph Natoli furnished the county and if the county still owes him more than $9,000. The suit brought by Mr. Natoli against the Clearfield County Commissioners is expected to go to the jury of nine women and three men {his afternoon. It concerns a verbal contract which Mr. Natoli claims he entered into with the Commissioners in 1962 to serve as architect for an addition to Clear Haven, the county's home for the aged. Mr. Natoli's plans, which called for the construction of two additional two-story wings to be built onto the' original county home building, were never put into use. When the personnel of the Board of Commissioners changed after the 1963 election, the Commissioners decided it more feasible to build a new one-story building separate from the original structure. The legal dispute arises over the purpose for which Mr. Natoli was hired and if he has been compensated for his services. He claims he was hired verbally to do the architectural work for the addition and that he completed the preliminary stage of this work - a service that would have entitled him to 35 per cent of the fee he would have received for completing the project - or $9,135. Two of the Commissioners who were also on the board in 1962 -Wesley J. Read and A. W. Pearson - claim Mr. Natoli was hired only to draw up ade-: quate plans to meet; the requirements'for an application for federal funds under the Accelerated Works Program. Commissioner Head testified that the Commissioners had decided that expansion at Clear Haven was a necessity. They also agreed that federal funds would be necessary to help fi- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 West Branch Board Disposes of Property ALLPORT - Directors of the West Branch Area School District Merged, meeting last night in the junior-senior high school, disposed of the condemned bleachers at the Cooper football field and of an abandoned bus shelter. The bleachers were given to Gus Smith who will dismantle them and clean up the site. The concrete block bus shelter located at the intersection of Routes 53 and 153 was sold for $2. to Davis and Orwick. It has not been used since the new high school was built. The directors also discussed the problem of coal freezing in the bin at the high school. The matter is being checked. President James Tibbens con- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Courthouse To Close The Clearfield County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex will be closed Saturday in observance of Lincoln's birthday. They will reopen for business Monday morning. U. S. Force Under Heavy Fire; Red Missile Downs Jet By JOHN T. WHEELER SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U. 5. Army troops came under withering Communist fire today near Saigon and in the coastal ricelands. Over North Viet Nam, a pair of Soviet-made missiles knocked a Navy jet out of the sky. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey arrived at the Saigon airport late today accompanied by South Vietnamese chief of state Nguyen Van Thieu and Premier Nguyen Cao Ky. He will leave for five other Asian capitals on Sunday after emphasizing the hopes for social, economic and political progress expressed by + President Johnson at his Hon- olulu meeting with the Vietnamese leaders. The brace of surface-to-air missiles hit the Navy A4 Sky-hawk during a raid Wednesday on Hon Mat Island, 33 miles south of the North Vietnamese coastal city of Thanh Hoa, a U.S. spokesman reported. The pilot bailed out over the South China Sea and was rescued by a helicopter from the guided-mis-sile frigate England. The jet fighter-bomber was the first hit by missiles but the eighth plane to go down since the United States ended the 37-day bombing pause on Jan. 31. The SAMs knocked down 10 planes before the suspension. Navy and Air Force planes, meanwhile, kept up the heavy schedule of attacks on the Communist North, hitting bridges, trucks and railroad box cars. Pilots reported intense antiaircraft fire, which American military officials saw as proof of their warnings that the North Vietnamese would strengthen their air defenses during the suspension of raids. The heaviest action on the ground broke out near Cu Chi, 25 .miles west of Saigon, when a large number of Viet Cong snipers and mortar men rose like jacks-in-the-box from camouflaged openings in the huge tunnel complex in the area. They poured heavy lire on two companies of the U.S. 25th Diyij sion who recently established positions in the. area.. The fighting broke out almost within hailing distance of their head-quarter's area. Army helicopters fired rockets at suspected Communist mortar positions, but it appeared they did not have much success. The Viet Cong apparently pulled back into their tunnels, which run for miles and are in four tiers in some places. The 25th Division troops are wrecking the tunnel system. U.S. casualties were officially Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Winburne Firemen Need $2,000 For Hall, Truck Expenses WINBURNE - The Winburne Volunteer Fire Company needs $2,000 to meet expenses and make the bank note payments on the fire hall and the tanker truck purchased in 1963, Jess Benton, company treasurer and chairman of the current fund drive, announced today. Mr. Benton stated that approximately $900 had been received from 200 envelopes mailed back to the company. He said that 450 envelopes had been mailed to area residents. Hope was expressed that the remaining 250 requests would be mailed in promptly so that the drive can be closed at the end of this month. Lists of contributors will be made and posted in the various communities served by the fire { company. Nine Students Nabbed in PSU Drug Raid STATE COLLEGE, Pa, (AP) -Authorities strongly discounted today the possibility that syndicated crime might have been involved in the arrest of nine Pennsylvania State University students as a result of narcotics raids. Sgt. Jack Snedden, head of the Criminal Investigation Division of State College police, said he was satisfied the case was local in character. He said there were presently no clues as to the source of nearly a pound of marijuana taken in the raids, along with smoking paraphernalia. Police earlier had indicated an "outside pusher" might be involved in the case. Snedden said the investigation was now continuing on the assumption the individuals involved had somehow gained access to a supply of the dope. Snedden said that meetings of students in apartment houses had aroused suspicions of neighbors. Please Turn to Page �, Col. 7 Clearfield, Centre Counties Included In College Plan Program LOCK HAVEN - At a meeting held Tuesday at Lock Haven State College of education officials from five north-central Pennsylvania counties and offices of the college, it was decided that the college will apply for a federal grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity to sponsor an "Upward Bound" project beginning this summer. The area to be served by the project will comprise Clinton, Centre, Clearfield, Cameron and Lycoming counties with invitations going to Elk, Blair and Potter counties. The educators agreed to constitute the nucleus of the required advisory committee of the project. The college will invite representatives of commu- Food Plan Proposed By Johnson Will Lead World In War Against Hunger, He says By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson proposed to Congress today a food for freedom program to "lead the world in a war against hunger." Abandoning the idea of supplying only surplus foods, he ordered increased production of some U.S. crops, chiefly rice and soybeans, to help meet overseas needs. He called for a major international effort including increased assistance from the United States and keyed to self-help from the developing countries, where hunger is one of the major problems. To help meet world needs, Johnson ordered a 10 per cent increase in the nation's 1966 acreage allotment for rice to meet what he called unprecedented demands brought on by drought and war in Asia. He authorized the secretary of agriculture to buy limited amounts of dairy products to meet demands at home and abroad, where milk from U. S. farms is made available to millions of poor children. And he announced that he will take action to increase soybean production in 1966. The President called for increased capital and technical assistance to foreign countries; but he emphasized that this aid "must be accompanied by a Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Inside The Progress Classified Ads........16,17 Hints From Heloise ...... 20 Comics .................. 19 News From Around World 18 Sports ............... 12, 13 Obituaries ............2, 18 Hospital News .......... 15 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............. 20 School News ____......... 6 Church News ............ 3 Sunday School Lesson ... 14 State News Briefs .... 15, 17 Lawyers Issue Data......5 Honolulu Talks Analyzed  7 County Resident..........9 More on Viet Nam...... 11 Critics of Policy Encourage Reds, Two Senators Say By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Democratic senators say that attacks on President Johnson's Southeast Asia policies are encouraging the Communists to continue the Viet Nam war. Sen. Edmund S. Muskic, D-Maine, said he is convinced that what is keeping North Viet Nam from the negotiations table "is the conviction that we'll tire and quit." He said this belief is being bolstered by senatorial criticism of the President's actions and objectives. Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, D-Conn., a Foreign Relations Committee member, said that what he called "the clamor" of the anti-Viet Nam minority "en-courages' Hanoi and Peking to persist in their aggression, in the mistaken belief that popular resistance to war at home will soon compel the American government to withdraw from Viet Nam." The two senatorial supporters of the President spoke out in Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Residents Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 6 in 'Operation Old Glorf... More Flags For District With only two days to go before the start of "Operation Old Glory" in the area, The Progress received today a fresh supply of the popular United States flag kits and can now take care of those who need a flag to display during the "Operation Old Glory" period Feb. 12-22. The initial supply of flag kits was sold out by the first of this week with the result that many who sought to purchase the kit at The Progress offices were disappointed. Mail orders which4----- have been received this week I... �� West Decatur Home Damaged by Flue Fire Most Viet Nam Progress Plans On Drawing Board By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - South Viet Nam's government has many plans for political, economic and social improvements. Attempts are being made to carry out some of them, on a limited scale, but most of them are still on the drawing board. The delay is due to the war and the military buildup that in the past year have far over-shadowed politics and other civil endeavors. Thet" military situation dominates will be filled from today's shipment. "Operation Old Glory" is intended as a demonstration of support for United States servicemen in Viet Nam. Area residents are asked to fly the flag during the period starting with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln Saturday, Feb. 12, through George Washington's birthday Tuesday, Feb. 22. The flag kits available in The Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 WEST DECATUR - Damage to the Albert Osewalt home was set at $150 as a result of a fire at 7:30 a. m. today. Philipsburg firemen responded to the alarm with a pumper and emergency trucks. The blaze was caused by a defective flue. Fire Chief Richard T. Fry said the loss was not covered by insurance. the scene. The government amounts lo a military junta made up of the generals who have come out on top after the series of coups and political upheavals which followed the overthrow of President Ngo Dinh Diem in November 1963. Premier Nguyen Cao Ky, an air vice marshal, and Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu, the chief of state, head the junta. The military government already has lasted longer than many persons expected. Despite rumors of more coups and some small-scale moves in recent weeks, it appears to be holding together. In running the government, the military men meet behind closed doors and, so far at least, have come up with a unified front. There are compromises, and there have been reports of dissent, but no other group is in a position to challenge the military rulers as long as they do not fall out among themselves. Student groups that once exerted a powerful influence through street demonstrations and other pressures now are quiet. The Buddhist and Catholic religious groups that played leading roles before and after the fall of Diem have for the most part remained passively on the sidelines since the present government took over. Civilian politicians still talk in the coffee shops, but they repre sent" no. central force. The military . government, partly because of the necessity Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Clearfielder Returns To Hawaii Following Viet Nam Operations USS NEWELL - Shipfitter 2.C. David R. Boyce, USN, son of Mrs. Mary C. Boyce of 415 E. Pine St., Clearfield, Pa., has returned to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, aboard the radar picket escort ship USS Newell, following eight months of Operation "Market Time" operations along the Vietnamese coast. In maintaining surveillance of Vietnamese coastal waters to prevent infiltration of arms, ammunition and personnel for use by the Viet Cong. Newell detected more than 7,000 wooden and steel-hulled vessels, inspected more than 2,500 and boarded over 600. Newell also participated in a special gunfire support mission. Considerable cloudiness and windy with showers tonight and Friday. High today 52 to 62 and the low tonight 44 to 54. Sunrise 7:12-Sunset 5:41 Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. m. - 5.25 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.37 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Wednesday   I u w   30; High 51. Overnight low 31. Mid . State Airport Wednesday I o w 30; High 41. Overnight low 31. Gunman Nets $16,500 at Bank Near Johnstown JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Po-lice say they have found a stolen car that may have been used in a bank holdup near here Wednesday in which a lone gunman netted $16,500. The car was found in a lot near the Richland Branch of the Citizen's National Bank of Wind-bcr. FBI agents believe the gunman had an accomplice waiting outside in the car and that they switched cars to make their escape. Bank manager C. Dean Win-gard set the loss. The bandit held two tellers at gunpoint and ordered them to fill a paper bag with money. Bank employes in an adjoining room were unaware of the holdup until the tellers screamed that they had been robbed. The tellers, Rhonda Hilbrecht and Elaine Sichak of Johnstown, Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 7 SITUATION WELL IN HAND - Three Clearfield Bo/ Scouts seem to be poised for an important decision as they took over the County Commissioners office during the first day of National Boy Scout Week Feb. 7-13. From left are Henry Silberblatt of Troop 2, Doug Rabe of Troop 13 and Howard MeGarvey 111 of Troop 7. Backing them, up with advice are Commissioners Wesley J. Read, J. Harold McFadden and A. W. Pearson. The boys were among 20 who took over county offices and borough offices at Clearfield, Philipsburg and Curwensville during Scout Citizen Day. (Progress Photo) Senate Accepts House Changes In Gl Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate passed and sent back to the House today the "cold war GI bill" establishing a permanent program of education and other benefits for veterans who serve more than six months. The vote was 99-0. The Senate accepted nearly all changes made by the House in a Senate measure first passed last July. The chief effect of the changes was to cut back somewhat the education allowances of the Senate version. However, the Senate made one change which required that the bill go back to the House. It was an amendment designed to make it clear that veterans who have not graduated from high school would be eligible for the monthly education payments.' The House was expected to agree to this change promptly and send the bill to President Johnson. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Philipsburg Won Seeks Hew Term In Party Post Republican State Committeeman Howard Bellingham, above, of Philipsburg today announced that he will seek re-election from Centre County. Mr. Bellingham has held this office for the last four years, having been elected in 1962 and again in 1964. He has served on the Centre County Republican Advisory Committee since 1958. In nine years as Philipsburg First Ward Precinct chairman and as a member and president of the Philipsburg Area Men's Republican Club, he has been Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 May Be Dead This Session Vote Is 50 to 49 On Proposal To Halt Filibuster on Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate declined again today to choke off the filibuster against the union shop bill and thus apparently killed the measure for this Congress. The vote on the Democratic leadership's attempt to apply a debate-limiting cloture rule was 50-49. On Tuesday the Senate had rejected cloture by a 51-48 tally, 15 less than the required two-thirds. Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said that with his failure on the second test he was putting aside the bitterly disputed legislation for the remainder of the 1966 session. He said it would remain on the senate calendar but "with the words R.l.P. (rest in peace) beside it." The bill could be called up again later but even its hardiest backers saw little or no chance of success. The House, responding to strong administration endorsement, passed the bill to repeal Section 14B of the Taft-Hartley Act last year. But Senate Democratic leaders now have tried twice to get the bill up for debate and never have been able even to win a vote on the preliminary motion to consider it. The Senate outcome represented a defeat for President Johnson and even more for the AFL-CIO, which had placed the repealer at the top of its legislative program. The 14B section permits states to ban labor contracts which require ftU covered' Workers to join the union or at' least pay dues. Mansfield first sought to get consideration for the measure last October after it had won 221-203 approval from the House. But then, as now, a tightly knit filibuster prevented even a vote on the preliminary motion to bring the bill before the Senate. The filibusters were directed by Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois and joined by most Republicans and some Southern Democrats. You Have To Keep Tour Eyes Open Pip, pip, old chap. How's about a quick spin through the Classified Advertisements in The Progress? If you were quick enough you might have picked up this English Ford but, alas, someone grabbed it before you. No problem, just keep your eyes on the Classified pages. There are wonderful buys there every day. 1959 ENGLISH FORD AN-GLIA: Excellent shape. New tires. Inspection. $295. Clearfield 765-6612 after 5 P. M. 2:l-ldb(45) To Buy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765-5535 Or Your Nearest Progress Office. Solicitor Says Fluoridation Not Eligible for Vote BELLEFONTE - The solicitor for the Centre County Commissioners said here this week that a question of fluoridation of Bcllefonte water cannot be placed on an election ballot. The Commissioners, acting as the County Elections Board, had asked for a ruling upon the request of Borough Manager Daniel R. Clemson. The solicitor's opinion explains that the law is specific in stating that the question may not be placed on a primary ballot and points out that there are no provisions for such a referendum on a General Election ballot. In other business at the weekly Commissioners' meeting: - A request from Bellefonte Borough for a contribution of funds from the county to the Please Turn to Page 18. Col. 6 Mine District Output Tops 1.6 Million Tons PHILIPSBURG - The new 31st Bituminous District that came into being early last year ended 1905 on the fatality-free list. Chief Mine Inspector David B. Millward of Philipsburg announced thai 1,676,733 tons of coal were mined by the 40 mines in the six counties comprising the district. Mr. Millward's new district includes 18 mines in Centre County, nine in Clinton, seven in Tioga, three in Lycoming, two in Cameron, and one in Bradford. Of the 394 workmen employed, only five do auger mining and all of them are in Centre County. The other 389 employes are in strip mines: 18S in Centre County, 83 each in Clinton and Tioga counties, 20 in Lycoming, 10 in Cameron, and seven in Bradford. Fifty-five superintendents, foremen. Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 5   

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