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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 11, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Today's Chuckl* To find out what a poor loser you are, just start dieting. Reader's Tip Life begins at 66. See Pagt Vol. 60 - No. 35 Our 56th Year Clearfield, CurwensviHe, Philipsburg, M.oshannon Valley, Pa.,      Friday, February 11, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY U. S. Wants Reds To Modify Demand Pressure Is Put On North Gov. Scranton Says: Democrats Should Rejoice Not Moan About Surplus HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Scranton says legislative Democrats should "rejoice/rath r than bemoan the fact" that the state is en joying record budget surpluses. He added at his weekly news conference Thursday that the House Democrats were engaging in "political gimmickry" when they suggested the possibility of a tax cut. The governor on Monday projected a  $93.7 million surplus in his record high -4$1.464 billion budget for fis cat 1966-67 Flood No Threat... Rivers, Rising Streams Slowly Ice-choked rivers and streams in the Clearfield Coun ty-Moshannon -Valley area continued rising slowly today as unseasonably mild weather persisted >  There were no immediate threats of any flooding and there was little indication that a flood threat might arise. Colder  weather   with   rainf ending was forecast for tonight. The West Branch of the Susquehanna River at Clearfield was still under the six-foot mark at 7 a. m. but still rising. Upstream, the Curwensville Dam remained at its normal pool leveL However, runoff had begun from upstream areas and was expected to increase as the day progressed. Curtis V. Klobe, tender at the dam, said he opened one of the gates an additional half-foot to compensate for the anticipated runoff. The increased discharge was expected to raise the river stage somewhat at Clearfield. Only when there is a threat of serious flooding to downstream areas will the gates of the dam be closed completely. Despite the rise in the river it remains mostly covered with ice as do several smaller streams. There were indications that there may .be some ice movement on Anderson Creek which joins the Susquehanna below the dam at Curwensville. An observer reported Anderson Creek was rising quite rapidly this morning. Rainfall was measured at .38 of an inch at Clearfield and .35 at the Curwensville Dam. At Mahaffey, the river level was just above the three-foot mark. Temperatures reached a high of 42 degrees yesterday, not quite as high as expected. Colder weather with temperatures falling into the 20s was predicted tonight. Some shower activity was forecast during the day but the U.'S. Weather Bureau said it Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Crews Working On State Ski Slopes PHIL1PSBURG - Barring further rain and thawing, sking should be good on the Black Moshannon slopes over the weekend. Conditions had been excellent but the rain that started last evening melted much of the snow. Kenneth W. Whitehead, resort manager, and workmen are hauling snow from the deeper banks and packing it on the slopes. There is no skiing today due to the work. Partial clearing and cooler tonight, low in the 20s. Saturday fair and a little cooler. Sunrise 7:11-Sunset 5:43 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 5.42 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.48 feet (rising). 42. Clearfield Weather Thursday low 28; High 42. Overnight low 37. Precipitation .38 inches. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 30; High 2. Overnight low 44. Five - Day Forecast Feb. 12-16: Temperatures will average five to ten degrees above normal, only minor day-to-day temperature changes are expected with highest readings expected in the eastern sections. Precipitation will average near three-quarters of an inch melted with rain and showers Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday probably mixed with snow flurries in the high elevations. The normal high now is 34 to 37 and the normal low 18 to 20. is To Close Tomorrow Banking institutions and Clearfield County offices will be closed tomorrow in observance of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Regular business will be resumed Monday. Morrisdale Motorist Injured in Accident STATE COLLEGE - Marlene M. Croyle of Morrisdale was admitted to the Centre County Hospital at Bellefonte Wednesday with a neck injury received when her car was struck from the rear by another vehicle. Miss Croyle had stopped in traffic to await an opportunity to make a left turn into a private lot when her car was struck by a car operated by Tolbert Prowell of State College. Damage was set at $200 to the Croyle car and at $450 to the Prowell car. Democrats were particularly critical of the governor's propo sal to lay aside $50 million for school subsidies in two years They demanded the money be spent in the coming fiscal year or taxes be cut. Scranton said it makes for "sound fiscal" policy to lay aside such sums in periods of plenty to avoid the need for higher re venues later. Asked to look ahead to the 1967-68 year and the possibility of tax increases then, the gov ernor said he did not see at pre sent any need for increased re venues. He said there will be only two major additions to the budget that year - increased spending already appropriated for ment al health and retardation pro grams and the new school sub sidy program. He said the $50 million to be laid away would ease the subsidy burden. Aside from any new or ex panded programs that the gov ernor might recommend, Scran ton said the only possible area of increased cost would be in higher education and that would depend on recommendations of the forthcoming master plan. Scranton also entered a broad discussion about the possibility of a special session of the leg islatune this year for a variety of general proposals. The regu Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 2 Commissioner Is Candidate for State Legislature Charles E. Woodring, above, of State College, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination as representa tive to the State Legislature from the 77th District. The district, under the reapportionment plan handed down last week by the State Supreme Court, includes the boroughs of Philipsburg, South Philipsburg, State College, Bellefonte and Port Matilda plus the townships of Cooper in Clearfield County and Rush, among others, in Centre County. Mr. Woodring, who is chairman of the board of Centre County Commissioners,   will Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 5 Vote Due In Primary... Proposed Amendments Face Something New By HARRY W. BALL Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG (AP) - Two proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution are causing some concern in constitutional quarters.    Not because of the nature of me proposals - but because they will be voted upon at the May 17 primary. �*-- Voting ou constitutional amendments is an unprecedented practice at primary elections. In the past, such questions have been voted upon at the general election in November. The amendment questions must be printed on a separate ballot for the primary. 0)h�r wise, a voter registered as independent would be denied the privilege of voting. Only persons with registered party affiliations may vote in primaries, Some of the practical-minded authorities are questioning the response to be expected from voters (the independents) whose only inducement for going to the polls would be the two amend- Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 7 County Treasurer To Sell Dog Licenses In Four Localities Clearfield County Treasurer Louise Mahaffey plans visits to four different localities next week for the purpose of selling dog licenses. Miss Mahaffey announced today she would visit Morrisdale, DuBois, Coalport and Houtzdale in order to make it more convenient for dog owners in outlying districts to purchase 1966 licenses for their animals. Following is the treasurer's schedule for next week: Morrisdale - in the fire hall Feb. 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. DuBois - in the city building Feb. 16 from 9:30 a. m. to 2:30 p. m. Coalport - in the borough building Feb. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a. m. Houtzdale - in the borough building Feb. 17 from 1 to 3 p. in. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ..... 12, 13 Hints From Heloise .... 18 Comics ................. 15 News From Around World 6 Sports........... 10, 11, 14 Obituaries 14 Hospital News...........2 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ...... 3, 14, l� Today in History ........ 4 More Viet Nam News ..5,9 Church News ........ 8, 13 Farm News............ 13 Architect Awarded $6,028 Former Clearfielder Gets Decision In Court Case The legal battle over fees for architectural services in connection with the addition to Clear Haven ended yesterday with a victory for the architect, S. Joseph Natoli, a former Clearfielder who now resides at Camp Hill. A jury of nine women and three men returned late yesterday with a verdict awarding Mr. Natoli $6,028.69 in his suit brought against Clearfield County through the County Commissioners. Mr. Natoli had sought $9,135 which he claimed was due him in fees for completing preliminary plans for a proposed addition to the county home. The plans were used in connection with an application for federal Accelerated Works Program funds which the Commissioners had decided were necessary to finance the building program. Negotiations for the preliminary plans were conducted by the previous Board of Commissioners consisting of Fred L. Rhoads, who served as chairman, Wesley J. Read and A. W. Pearson. Commissioners   Read  and CAUGHT IN VIET CONG SNIPER FIRE - A South Vietnamese mother lies in tall grass and shields her child against Viet Cong guerrilla sniper fire in Mekong delta area. South Viet Nam troops operated in the delta, about 120 miles south of Saigon, on a search and clear operation. (AP Wirephoto) GOP Chairman Seeks 2nd Term Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 1,000 Return To Jobs at Indiana INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - Some 1,000 construction workers were back on the job today following a one-day strike at the Keystone p.ower plant under construction nine miles west of Indiana. According to an unofficial report, members of Local 66 of the International Union of Operating Engineers walked off the job in a jurisdictional dispute w i t h electricians over the hoisting of materials. Humphrey Finds Viet Improvement Work Encouraging By FRED S. HOFFMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey made a four-hour tour of improvement projects in the Saigon area today and pronounced the work "very fine." The exuberant vice president talked with village elders and local chiefs, inspected a variety of improvements, shook hands, voiced a greeting in Vietnamese and joined in group singing. �---- One little girl hung back bash Robert W. Goodman, above, of Morrisdale, has announced that he is a candidate for re election to the chairmanship of the Clearfield County Republican Committee. An insuranceman by occupation, he was elected to the chairmanship in 1964 after completing the term of the late Fred Rososky who resigned from active service because of illness. Mr. Goodman is claims manager for the Bituminous Casualty Co. which has its office at 110 N. Second St., Clearfield. He is a member of the Morrisdale Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II, with overseas service in both the Philippines and Japan. Mr. Goodman is married to the former Anna Mae Hill of Morrisdale. They are the parents of two children. 746 Vote Casts Shadow oh Two AFL-CIO Bills By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) - The sidetracking of the union shop bill casts a shadow over two other measures strongly backed by the AFL-CIO. The other two would boost the minimum wage and apply it to more workers and increase unemployment com- 4-pensation payments Blue Cross Okays '65 Special1 Program PITTSBURGH (AP) - Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania said today the state Insurance Department has approved its new "65 Special" program of hospital care benefits. The program, effective July 1, is limited to those 65 or older and is intended to supplement Medicare coverage. The cost is $2.60 a month. Democrats Reportedly Agreed on Casey As Party's Candidate PHILADELPHIA (AP)-State Democratic leaders have agreed to back state Sen. Robert P. Casey as the organization candidate for governor, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported today. The Inquirer said formal endorsement of Casey would come next Monday in Harrisburg at the meeting of the Democratic State Policy Committee. The Inquirer said the decision to back Casey, 34, of Lackawanna County, came after repeated efforts failed to enlist former Gov. George M. Leader as a andidate. According to the Inquirer, Ca-Please Turn to Page 14, Coi. 4 Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen, who directed the filibuster which blocked repeal of section 14B of the Taft-Hartley Act, indicated that he might use the same tactics against the other two measures. Section 14B allows states to ban union shop contracts under which covered employes must join the union. Nineteen states ban such contracts. Asked by a reporter if he believed the minimum wage and unemployment compensation measures should be filibustered, Dirksen replied, "I feel equally strongly about them." He added that he would not say definitely, however, until he knew the final form of the bills. packers of the 14B repeal bill failed again Thursday in their attempt to invoke cloture and thus choke off the filibuster which has blocked efforts since Jan. 24 to bring the measure before the Senate. The vote was 50 for cloture and 49 against, 16 short of the required two-thirds. This was one vote less for cloture than was cast in a cloture test Tuesday. Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield dropped his motion to bring up the bill after Thursday's vote and said that, so far as he knew now, the legislation was dead for this session. However, Democratic leaders fully from the songfest. Humphrey knelt beside her, took her tiny hands in his and brought her into the circle of 20 Vietnamese toddlers. "One, two, three...one, two, three," he chanted, slapping his hands and bobbing his head. For a few minutes Humphrey's visit to this war-scarred land had the happy look of an American - style political' cam'-" paign. The vice president, though flushed by the tropical heat, enjoyed himself enormously in his visit with the kindergarten class in a village five miles south of Saigon. The visit to the newly pacified village of New Prosperity was Humphrey's first stop on a four-hour tour of economic and social projects of the type with which the Saigon government hopes to recapture the hearts of the people. From the village a helicopter carried Humphrey to Saigon slum districts, where he inspected a new community for refugees being built by a U.S.Vietnamese student group, and a low-rent housing development, "Here we see the principle of self-help really at work," said Humphrey, who arrived Thursday to dramatize President Johnson's hopes for economic, social and political progress in this battleground with the Communists. "This  is  very  encouraging, Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Please Turn lo Page 6, Col. 1 New Fire Company Gets Its First Test BIGLER - The B-J-W Fire Company went into action for the first time last night. It wasn't a major fire but at least it ivas the first one. The Wallaceton Fire Company was extinguishing a fire in an old oil shed near the abandoned brick yard in that community and called on the new company for aid. Well, it wasn't exactly that they needed help but they Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Anti-Poverty Unit Moves On Programs .Community Action in Clearfield County Inc. is moving on three fronts with meetings held or planned in three communities. At Curwensville, an organizational meeting was held last night by a group of interested citizens in the Youth Center to set up Area 2 of the county's anti-poverty program. The area is comprised of Bloom, Pike, Penn and Knox townships and the boroughs of Curwensvjlle, Grampian and Lumber City. Some 20 persons at the meeting, conducted by Mayor Ralph Giarth, elected Bertram Danvir as temporary chairman and the Rev. Walter J. Emswiler as temporary secretary. The anti-poverty program was explained by Stanley E. Crum, assistant county director. Another meeting will be held at 7:30 p. m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Youth Center at which Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Concession Bids At. Parker Dam Asked HARRISBURG - Secretary of Forests and Waters Maurice K. Goddard today announced his department is requesting sealed bids on a food, refreshment and rowboat concession at Parker Dam State Park, Clearfield County. The proposals are to be submitted to Room 512, Educat'on Building, Harrisburg 17120, on or before 2 p. m. March 1. Proposal forms and the proposed agreement may be reviewed and secured by prospective bidders at the office of the Park Superintendent, Parker Dam State Park, Penfield, Pa. 15849. Ho Insists NLF Must Represent South at Talks By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is seeking to put diplomatic pressure on North Viet Nam to modify its demand that the Communist National Liberation Front - NLF - must represent South Viet Nam in any peace negotiations. President Johnson has sent word to interested foreign governments that the demand made by North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh is wholly unacceptable and has created an obstacle to efforts to arrange a peace conference. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg, envoy to the United Nations, said after a two-hour meeting with Johnson Thursday that U.S. policy is flexible on the issue of an NLF role in negotiations. The NLF is the political arm of the Communist guerrilla forces. "We will bargain on that at the conference table," Goldberg told reporters. But he emphasized that the demand which Ho made public Jan.* 28 is unacceptable to the United States, and he made clear it would have to be modified if the issue is to be resolved. Johnson briefed Goldberg on his meeting in Hawaii earlier this week with the leaders of South Viet Nam, then sent him back to U.N. headquarters in New York to renew his efforts with Secretary-General U Thant and members of the Security Council as well as representatives of other countries to find some way to bring the Vietnamese war to a close. While Goldberg was meeting with Johnson, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard from George F. Kennan, former State Department Soviet affairs expert, in its inquiry into U.S. policy in Southeast Asia. Both Kennan and Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., the committee chairman, expressed fears this week's U.S.-South Vietnamese declaration in Honolulu may have raised an added obstacle to a negotiated peace. "It seems to me we have fur- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Cooper Township Residents Plan for Development KYLERTOWN - The new planning Commission of Cooper Township met last night in the Methodist Church basement here to discuss planning for the township, the Keystone Short-way and the Village of Kylcr-town. Forty - five citizens attended. A sub-committee for planning for Kylertown was appointed. It consists of Howard Bower-sox, C. A. Rydberg, W. R. John-' son, Paul Pechareke and Paul Gable. Naming and numbering the streets was discussed. The sub-committee also plans to work on an official map of the Kylertown area in the near future. This would eventually involve the assigning of official numbers to every house and vacant lot on an approved map. The sub-Committee and the citizens present approved the action of the Cooper Township Board of Supervisors in desig- Please Turn to Page 14, Col. S Clearfield Firemen Discuss Start Of Training School Discussion at last night's meeting of the Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department, held in the Second Ward Fire Hall, concerned the fire training school scheduled to begin March 16. Frank Winslow, DuBois, of the State Fire School, will instruct classes Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the Third Ward Fire Hall. Regular committee reports were heard and the chief's report was given by First Assistant William Swisher. It showed that the department last month answered 19 alarms. Of these, 10 silent and four general were in the borough, three silent in Lawrence Township, one silent in Bradford Township, and one mutual aid call at Curwensville. Total estimated damage was listed at $3,900. May Invite Chilean Boys ... Scout Council Checking Foreign Visitor Plan Members of the Bucktail Council, Boys Scouts of America, heard reviews of current activities, plans for scouting activities in the coming months and approved an "Operation Amigo Santiago" project at their regular board meeting in the New Dimeling Hotel at Clearfield last night. Still in the tentative, planning stage, "Operation Amigo Santiago" may bring five Chilean Scouts to the Council during the month of July in an international goodwill project. The project was propos-< ed by Ray S. Walker of Big ler, former Council president, as a result of a visit he made to Chile last Month. "While in Santiago, Chile, I met and talked with John Chaplin, son of Mrs. Barbara Chaplin of Clearfield, who is studying for the priesthood at a sem- inary in Santiago," Mr. Walker explained. "Part of his duties is working with a Boy Scout troop and it occurred to me since returning home that we could help this troop and at the same time promote scouting and good international relations Please Turn lo Page 6, Col. 1   

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