Clearfield Progress, February 15, 1966

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February 15, 1966

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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 15, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle The clothes that keep a man looking his best are worn by girls on beaches. The Progress Reader's Tip Tonight's Editorial- discusses the Curwensville Dam. Turn to Page 4. 16 PAGES TODAY Vol. 60 - No. 38 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, February 15, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily Special Session Seen Redisricting Accord By Philadelphia Leaders Is Key By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - A Republican legislative leader expects Gov. Scranton to call a special session quickly if Philadelphia political leaders can reach agreement on congressional reapportionment in' that city. "I would think the governor would call a session almost immediately if the Philadelphia districts are resolved," commented House Minority Leader Kenneth B. Lee Monday after some progress in bipartisan congressional reapportionment discussions were reported. Right now, a plan submitted by the Pennsylvania congressional delegation has most of the attention from leaders in both chambers. That plan redistricts all seats in the state, except those in Philadelphia. Philadelphia was left for Democratic city chairman Frank Smith and city GOP leader William A. Meehan to negotiate. Lee and Sen. Marvin V. Keller, R-Bucks, chairman of the Senate Reapportionment Committee, believe the congressional plan for the districts outside Philadelphia is acceptable to both parties, Keller said the plan retained all incumbents in separate districts by "shuffling a few areas to make the population more Please Turn to Paige 6, Col, 6 DAM TENDER IN ACTION - Curtis Klobe, on temporary assignment as tender at the Curwensville Dam, is pictured in the radio control room at the dam Sunday shortly after the gates were closed to thwart major flooding in downstream areas. Here, he relays pertinent local weather conditions to a central control point. Lanse Residents Back 'Kylertown' Shortway Name LANSE - At a meeting held in the basement of the Lutheran Church here last night the Cooper Township Planning Commission received a vote of support from Lanse residents to use the name "Kylertown" for Interchange 21 on the Keystone Shortway. A sub-committee from Lanse was appointed to act immediately on planning for Cooper Township, the village of Lanse and the interchange. The Lanse Sub-Committee consists of Everett Ahlberg, Chester Amick, Walter Anderson, Merle Bamat, Albin Carlson, Robert Dixon, Isabel Eckberg, Richard Edgren, and Marvin Emanuelson. They were among the 37 people who attended the meeting. x The Sub-committee will meet again Tuesday, Feb. i22, in the Lutheran Church basement at 7:30 p. m. L. D. Shire, chairman of the Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 8 Meetings Scheduled To Inform Citizens Of Medicare Program A schedule of meetings to inform senior citizens of the federal Medicare program was announced today by Fred L. Rhoads, executive director of Community Action in Clearfield County, Inc. The first Medicare Alert meeting was held yesterday in the Pleasant Hill Grange at Grass-flat with some 80 persons attending. A film on the Medicare program was shown by the Agricultural Extension Service and Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Verdict Returned In Favor of Firm At Clearfield The last case to be tried during the February civil court term ended yesterday with a jury returning a verdict in favor of Reed Brothers and awarding the contracting firm $1,-938.10 for work done at the Burl I. Daisher home at Clearfield. The case- was an appeal from the board of arbitrators. The general contracting firm was seeking payment for work done in. remodeling the Daisher kitchen. It was undertaken after Reed Brothers had built an addition to the home for which they had been paid. Mr. Daisher said he withheld payment for the remodeled kitchen because one Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Flood Averted... Dam Continues Water Discharge CURWENSVILLE - The Curwensville Dam continued a gradual discharge of stored water today after averting what most surely would have developed into a major flood at Clearfield. More than 30 feet of water has been held back by the big federal flood control dam since Sunday's heavy rainstorm, creating a giant lake which extends well into the Lumber City area * One of the three control gates was opened yesterday afternoon, some 24 hours after the river flow was literally shut off. All gates as well as the by-pass system were closed Sunday afternoon when the river neared flood stage at Clearfield. (See, forecast, other weather news Page 6) The dam began releasing water again yestetfday at 3:30 p. m when one of the gates was rais ed two feet. The gate was raised in two-foot increments each hour until an eigh-foot opening was reached at 6:30 p. m. Despite the discharge of water through the night, the flood pool behind the dam continued a steady rise. At 12 noon the water was at a sea level elevation of 1186.15 feet, or 31.95 feet above normal pool. Curtis Klobe,; tender at the dam, said that in the 24-hour period during which .the gates were closed the rate of rise was measured at nearly a foot an hour. The pool level rose,a foot Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 I n Pike Iwp. Water shed... Curwensville Councilmen Oppose Strip Operation CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Borough Council last night went on record in opposition to a clay stripping operation in the watershed, of the Pike Township Municipal Authority. ' The stand followed a report by the Authority that a permit had been approved for North American Refractories Co. to discharge into T. Irwin from a company operation in the Bear Run watershed area. The stream is a primary source of water for the Authority and the operation is -----fabout three miles from the J[f Philipsburg / |P�mt where water is drawn School Committee Airs Theft of Instruments PHILIPSBURG - The disappearance of a number of musical instruments from the Philipsburg Junior High School was brought up for discussion by President Edgar H. Wilson at last night's meeting of the Executive Committee of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School Board, held in the senior high library here. 4-- - � Junior High Principal Russell M. Lucas, in describing the situation, told the school directors that there were five, possibly six, instruments unaccounted for at the time he left the building lale yesterday afternoon. The thief - or prankster- has a preference for clarinets and flutes). . . possibly because they are small in size, Mr. Lucas said. In one instance the case and brushes were left and only the instrument was taken, while other limes both an instrument and its case has disappeared, the principal continued. The last three instruments, Mr. Lucas added, were taken from racks located at the side entranceway to the stage. These open storage compartments are accessible to anyone using this entrance to the auditorium. "To my knowledge, tKis school has gone 30 years without permanently losing an instrument," Mr. Lucas concluded, adding that he hopes this record will be continued without Interruption. The state police have been given the serial numbers of the and piped to Curwensville Edward Bennett, representing the Authority at the meeting, told Council that although NARCO has a perfect right to the clay and has insisted that the water supply will not be endangered, the Authority must protect its interests. "If the permit stands and the water should become polluted, then we have done everything in our power to stop it," Mr. Bennett said. He added that the Authority is acting on a d v i'c e from its counsel and consulting engineers who have made a close study of the situation. Mr. Bennett said a hearing is scheduled before the State Sanitary Water Board at 1:30 p. in. tomorrow at which time the Authority will formally protest issuance of the permit. Other testimony on behalf of the Authority will be given by the State Health Department, he said, In reaching its decision Council emphasized it would remain opposed to the stripping operation until such time as conclusive evidence can be produced to prove that no harm will come Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 7 I Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 6 DuBois Campus To Get $254,704 Federal Grant WASHINGTON (Special to The Progress)-Sen. Joseph S. Clark announced today that the Office of Education has approved a grant of $254,704 to aid the DuBois Campus of Penn State with construction of a new building. The multi - purpose structure will have physical education facilities and a 500-seat lecture hall. In other action affecting Central Pennsylvania, Sen. Clark announced that the Department of Housing has awarded a grant of $26,280 to Pennsylvania to aid St. Marys and Benzinger Township in Elk County in development of comprehensive planning activities. The federal grant, covering the next 24 months, will be supplemented by $8,760 in state and local funds. Final plans for construction of the three-quarter million dollar multi-purpose building at the DuBois Campus have been approved by the Board of Trustees of the university. Construction is expected to begin in late spring or early summer, according to Donald S. Hiller, director of the campus. The building will be the second new facility on the 25 acre campus. The most recent building constructed was a classroom-laboratory building, known Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 3 Named by Scranton HARRISBURG - Joseph E. Petroski of Osceola Mills was nominated yesterday by Gov. Scranton to be justice of the peace in Decatur Township. Rural America Is Target Of Poverty Attack By SEYMOUR M. HERSH  WASHINGTON (AP) - The government hopes to begin a new kind of federal attack on poverty this year. The target is rural America. The initial cost is low and the theme is self-help. The vehicle for the new government program is the Rural Community Development Service, a planning agency authorized last year. President Johnson has asked Congress for $5 million to give the agency the go-head to begin operations in all 50 states. The service's main goal is to set up hundreds of rural planning districts and provide the incentive for them to tackle the immediate - and future - problems in their areas on a local level. Rural America has long withstood the government's antipov-erly programs. Statistics show that its poverty rate is nearly twice that of the rest of the nation, its children lag two years Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Authority Approves Several Resolutions At West Decatur WEST DECATUR - Several resolutions adopted at a special meeting last week were approved last night at the regular meeting of the West Decatur Authority. In the resolutions, the authority: pledged commitment of water revenue to pay for the loan from the Farmers Home Administration; approved contracts for the attorney and engineer; and approved relocation of the proposed stand-up pipe to a higher elevation. Chairman Lewis Shaw pointed out that all plans and maps have been completed and that after a few minor details are clarified, the loan transaction will be closed. In other matters, the Boggs Township Supervisors notified the authority that Mrs. Robert Bock has been appointed for another five-year term as secretary. County Board OKs Tentative School Courses Plans for Clearfield County's Area Technical School continue to move along. The most recent step came last nu!,t as the Clearfield County Board of School Directors approved a tentative schedule of courses to be offered in the new school. ' The schedule had been approved earlier by a county-wide lay advisory board, recruited by the county office to present community thinking on the matter. Following last night's approval by the official county board, the schedule will be presented to the chief*------- school administrators of the county as they meet this Thursday. Next step? "We then take it to Harrisburg where the State Vocational Board will examine it and question us on it . . . perhaps even recommend some changes," reported Fred F.. Swe.ely, county superintendent of schools. In another item concerning the Area Technical School, coun- ty directors reviewed proposed sites, including five free ones which have been offered for the school, and voted to ask Architect Dean Kennedy and his staff to evaluate each of the sites Discussion, but no action as none was needed, was hold on a state-proposed (for the future) Intermediate Service Unit in the Commonwealth's school organization. Mr. Sweely is Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 3 LBJ Studies Viet Analysis By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson has before him an analysis that says that the National Liberation Front in Viet Nam definitely is a creation of Hanoi and is controlled by it. Johnson had the .analysis prepared after his Honolulu conference with South Vietnamese leaders, where the question of NLF participation in any peace discussions seemed to offer a point of some disagreement. This developed from the American stand that the Viet Cong's voice could be heard at any conference and the stand of Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Cao Ky that he would not negotiate with the Viet Cong. The administration's position is that Hanoi itself speaks for the Viet Cong because it set up the NLF and dictates to it. Furthermore, the administration view is that Ky, rather than taking a firm stand on his own initiative against talking with the Viet Cong, was maneuvered into declaring he would not get into peace negotiations with them through repeated questioning at a Honolulu news conference. When Johnson returned to Washington, he asked for a report on how the National Liberation Front came into existence. Through channels, a report came back that the NLF grew out of a resolution adopted in September 1960 by the third national congress of the Lao Dong, or Communist party meeting in Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Luci Johnson Sets Aug. 6 As Wedding Day By FRANCES LEW IN E WASHINGTON (AP) - It's going to be a big church wedding in Washington with a While House reception for the President's daughter, Luci Johnson, and Patrick J. Nugent. The date - Aug. 6 - a Saturday - at high noon, the White House announced late Monday. Despite all the speculation about a White House wedding, Luci and Nugent have always wanted to be married in church, a White House spokesman said. They picked the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a big Roman Catholic church on the campus of the Catholic University of America. Archbishop Patrick A. O'Boyle of Washington will offer the Nuptial Mass. Mrs. Johnson's press secretary, Elizabeth Carpenter, said the young couple wanted the wedding to be a family event, rather than a state occasion. The church they chose, however, is the seventh largest in the world, according to a church Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 DuBois Native Will Manage Dulles Airport WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Agency announced Monday the appointment of R. Dan Mahaney as manager of Dulles international Airport. Mahaney, 47, succeeds Paul F. Steiner, who retired Dec. 31 after 25 years of government service. A native of DuBois, Pa., Mahaney formerly was chief of operations and standards for FAA's Bureau of National Capital Airports which directs both Dulles and Washington National Airport. Lt. Gov. Nominee Not Named ... Casey Heads Pa. Democratic Slate By JACK LYNCH HARRISBURG (AP) - State Democratic leaders Monday pinned their hopes for recapturing the governor's office on Robert P. Casey, a 34-year-old freshman state senator and father of seven children. The 110-member Democratic Policy Committee gave its endorsement to the handsome, dark-haired lawyer, but it failed for reasons still obscure to name a candidate for * * * lieutenant governor. Casey and other party leaders began immediately to look over the field of potential nominees for the second spot. They are expected to decide next Monday prior to a party fund raising dinner here. Casey, whose star rose swiftly in recent weeks after former Gov. George M. Leader took himself out of the picture, was unanimously endorsed on the second ballot after receiving all but three votes on the first. Also endorsed by the policy makers were candidates for the party's nomination for secretary of internal affairs and two places on the state Superior Court. The recommendations will be put before Democratic voters in the primary elections May 17. Opposition to the organization slate, at least for governor, appeared assured when Milton Shapp, 53, of Philadelphia, walked out of the policy meeting and said he is in the race to stay. Casey rejected Shapp's arguments that he was elected by a Four Cars Damaged In Two Accidents; No One Is Injured More than $1,000 damage was caused in two traffic accidents yesterday afternoon and this morning in the Clearfield area. No one was injured in either collision. Yesterday, cars traveling in opposite directions collided on Race Street Extension at about 4:15 p. m. State police reported the sedans, driven by Robert W. Johnston, 30, of Rochester, N.Y., and Juanita Melinda Graham, Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Inside The Progress Classified Ads.......... 13 Hints From Heloise ____ 16 Comics ................. 15 School News ............. 7 Sports .............. 10, 11 Obituaries ............7, 12 Hospital News ........... 7 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ...... 2, 3, 16 Political News .......... 5 World News in Pictures 14 More on Viet Nam .... 5,12 Operation iagle's Claw  . Viet Cong Totl Reaches 498 as Allies Strike Anew By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) - U. S. air cavalrymen killed 88 Viet Cong today In Operation Eagle's Claw, swelling the known enemy dead in widespread Allied strikes over the last 36 hours to 498. Air and artillery bombardments are estimated to have added 150 others in two sectors, on the central coast on and in the Mekong delta. Most of the action centered around Bong Son, 300 miles northeast of Saigon. This is the base of big maneuvers by American, South Vietnamese and South Korean troops now reported to have accounted for 1,683 communist dead since Jan. 25. The 3rd Brigade of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division struck the Viet Cong today in valleys 12 miles southwest of Bong Son. A dispatch from the scene said casualties of the Americans were extremely light. Troops scouring the area reported finding 100 bodies, victims of 12 passes Monday by two U.S. AlE fighter-bombers which caught the Viet Cong in the open and hit them with rockets, bombs and cannon fire. South Vietnamese paratroopers 20 miles north of Bong Son, on one flank of the operation -area, hit a Viet Cong strong-point of tunnels and trenches. U.S. artillery was called in, and a government spokesman said 200 enemy bodies were counted. Government troops launched several operations in the Mekong Delta and claimed 110 Viet Cong killed and (J captured in an Please Turn to Page G. Col. 1 During Flight Next Month ... Three-Hour Space Walk Is Planned by American By JIM STROTHMAN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - A spectacular flight plan has been drawn up for America's next Gemini space adventure calling for a "walk in space" of nearly three hours - twice around the world and twice as long as most observers expected. ------- ------------------� During his lengthy stroll, Gemini 8 astronaut David R. Scott will cling to the rear of the two-man capsule, looking like a man who almost missed his street car, while command pilot Neil A. Armstrong fires maneuvering rockets on the spacecraft to uncouple and couple with another satellite. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is now in the process of deciding whether the unmanned target will lie an Agena rocket or a substitute satellite, called an Alternate Target Docking Adapter. The space agency wanted to go with the Agena, but an Age-na engine failed in a test chamber last Saturday and muddled plans. NASA has suspended further testing until a cause has been determined and corrected. Officials would prefer to use the Ascna because it has a motor to maneuver it around, which the ATDA does not. Whichever target is used, it will be launched by an Atlas rocket from a pad 6,000 feet away from (iemini launch complex 19 at Cape Kennedy. If it Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 5 ;

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