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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 16, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Most husbands would like to nave their wives wear their dresses longer - about three years longer. The Progress Reader's Tip See Pages 10, 14, 18 and 21 for stories on Viet Nam War. Vol. 60 - No. 3? Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, February 16, 1966 14,518, Copies Daily 40 PAGES TODAY Clearfield Kept in 23rd... Congressional District May Include Centre Co. HARRISBURG - A congressional reapportionment plan suggested by Pennsylvania's congressional delegation would keep Clearfield County in the 23rd district but shift Centre from the 17th District to the 23rd. The plan cleared the last hurdle today with a bipartisan agreement with Philadelphia political leaders to leave that city's five districts as they are. Earlier, the congressmen had decided on the reapportionment of the remaining 22 districts. If the legality of the proposed reapportionment is established by the state's Justice Department, a special session of the legislature can enact, it into law. Under the proposal, Centre County, now served by Rep. Herman T. Schneebeli, R-Ly-coming, would be added to the 23rd District. In turn, Rep. Albert W. Johnson, R-McKean, who serves the 23rd District would lose Jefferson County to Rep. John P. Saylor, R-Cam-bria, of the 22nd District. The average district in the state, according to the U. S. Supreme Court's historic "one man-one vote" decree, would number 419,347 persons. A 10 per cent variance, which seems to be the accepted margin, would put the highest district at 461,281 and the lowest at 377,413. The present 23rd District has a population of 372,941. It includes Clearfield, Warren, Venango, Clarion, Forest, McKean, Elk, and Jefferson counties. By adding Centre County and removing Jefferson, the new 23rd district would represent a population of 404,629. In addition to Centre County, Rep. Schneebeli would also lose Tioga County which would be added to the 10th District presently served by Rep. Joseph M. McDade, R-Lackawanna. The new 17th District would consist of Potter, Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Union, Snyder, Montour and Columbia with a population of 396,-970. The present 17th District has a population of 408,036. The proposed reapportionment plan would appear to put no incumbent congressman in any particular political danger. While the plan proposes a Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 THIRST QUENCHER - A young Vietnamese child'drinks thirstily from U. S. soldier's canteen as family awaits evacuation from the Bong Son area to a safety zone. The refugees were moved out after troops of the U. S. 1st Cavalry Division moved through the area. Allies Keep Up Attack On Vie) Forces By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Allied troops and air power gave the Viet Cong no rest today, but except for disengagement skirmishes the insurgents showed little inclination-4c-)-defend any territory. U.S. forces reported 66 more Viet Cong killed in two actions American losses, if any, were not reported. But U.S. and Vietnamese mill tary spokesmen announced that enemy fire killed 340 U.S. arid South Vietnamese troops last week, while the Allied forces killed 684 Viet Cong and cap tured 64. The enemy losses were less than half those the Commu nists suffered the week before, when 1,541 Viet Cong were re ported killed and 245 captured. With good weather over North Viet Nam for a change, U.S. Air Force and Navy planes stepped up the attack there and went for roads, railways, storage areas and warehouses in the Vinh area and around Dien Bien Phu. The Air Force reported 19 tar gets hit, including a road com plex 85 miles west of Hanoi Navy pilots said they dropped bombs on the Dong Ngam (AP Wirephoto via radio from Tokyo) Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise......24 Comics ................. 23 News From Around World 10 Sports ............... 16, 17 Obituaries............... 8 Hospital News........... 2 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ...... 3, 12, 24 Today in History ,.......12 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Church Home Question Again Before Court PHILIPSBURG - The issue of whether, the United Presby terian Home here is taxable or tax exempt is again before the county court at Bellefonte. Judge R. Paul Campbell heard arguments Monday rela live to whether or not the Huntingdon Presbytery should pay taxes on the Philipsburg home, the former Hotel Philips. Austin C. Furst of Bellefonte, counsel for the Presbytery, and two Philipsburg attorneys, Walter M. Swoope, representing Philipsburg Borough and Nevin Gilpatrick, representing the Philipsburg Union School District, filed briefs and findings of fact before the cour.t The decision on the "off again-on again" question is to be handed down at a later date. Mr. Gilpatrick pointed out that the average age of the home guests is 82 years and that new Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Rush Township Board Select Enumerator OSCEOLA MILLS - Rush Township School directors selected Albert Beers as school enumerator at last night's regular monthly meeting. Routine business was transacted and bills were authorized for payment. Mrs. G. Richard Holdren reviewed the jointure's Executive Committee meeting held Monday night. FCC's TV Ruling Means Little To Average Viewer By SEYMOUR M. HERSH WASHINGTON (AP) - How will the new ruling on community antenna television affect programs in the two million Ameri- i can homes equipped with the service? Not at all, says Chairman E. William Henry of the Federal | Communications Commission. "There's no change," Henry said in an interview, "The only thing it's going to do is perhaps forceithe local broadcaster to be more on his toes and put on the kind of program that will ensure his place in the market." Actually, Henry said, "we've been putting some conditions on CATV for almost two years now with no problems." He predicted that federal control over CATV would not affect the average monthly cost of the service, now about $4.50. , CATV systems work this way: Huge antennas are erected near a community to pull down the signals of distant television stations-sometimes relayed to the antenna with the aid of microwave facilities. The signals are then fed over a cable into the homes of subscribers, who pay a fixed monthly fee averaging Harrier Lists Candidacy For State Assembly At Clearfield ... illnterim Committee kJ> 1 Discusses Plans Discussion of practices and policies provided a full evening for members of the Interim Operating Committee of the Clearfield School District as they held their second meeting last night in the cafeteria of the Senior High School building. H. Rembrandt Woolridge conducted the meeting which was attended by all members of the Interim Committee, elected last month. They are Paul Silberblatt, Kenneth Shirey, Thomas Krolick, James Luzier, Franklin Sankey, Raymond Witherow, James Burnsworth and M. Austin Turner. Also present were: Mrs. Maxine Ogden, Lawrence Township; James P. Moore and A. E. Mellott Jr., Clearfield Borough; Administrative Assis--*- tant Charles A. Vogelsong |. _ Wallaceton Boro Resident Seeks Republican Post Please Turn to. Page 10, Col. 8 Jr.; David S. Ammerman, substituting for Solicitor Joseph J. Lee; and Jerry K. Grubb of the Fullington Auto Bus firm. It was the unanimous opinion of the new nine-member board that all committees of the former 39-member Clearfield Area Board continue to function in j an advisory capacity. "Their experience and opinions are too valuable to lose," remarked Mr. Woolridge. He then appointed Mr. Silberblatt as chairman of the salary and peWfflffielCommittee of the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Austin M. Harrier1, above, of LeContes Mills today announced his candidacy for the Republi can nomination as assembly man from the new 74th District. Mr. Harrier, who had previously served a term in the General Assembly, will seek the nod in the primary election from GOP voters in all of Clearfield County with the exception of the City of DuBois and the townships of Sandy and Cooper. The city and two townships were placed in other districts in the reapportionment plan handed down earlier this month by the State Supreme Court. Mr. Harrier served as repre sentative from the former First District of Clearfield County in Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 West Branch Committee Airs Future Elections ALLPORT - The Interim Operating Committee of the West Branch Area Schools last night discussed how future directors are to be elected. Solicitor David L. Baird ad-iscd members that they have three choices: 1 - all nine members may be elected at large; 2 - the area may be divided into three districts and three directors elected from each; 3 - or the school district may be divided into nine areas with one director being elected from each. President Clark Hubler named Robert Eyerly, James Hoffman and Raymond Larson as a committee to check on the tax structures of the townships comprising the new district and to arrange a meeting with the township supervisors to discuss tax problems. Supervising Principal Harry . Hays was instructed to corn- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Pool Association Airs Preparations For Opening Members of the Clearfield Swimming Pool Association last night reviewed final preparations for this spring's opening of the new community pool in the Reedsville section. Pool Manager Robert L. Shearer reported that membership tickets are being printed and that lifeguards are being selected from among those who submitted applications. Mr. Shearer received board permission to purchase equipment for a membership card filing system. Harry B. Davis told the board that he is getting cost estimates on heaters for the pool and bathhouse. He also announced that only one bid has been received for construction of the bathhouse and other finish work. No action was taken on the bid. Mrs. Walter P. Thorp, president, discussed an insurance program and noted the need for adequate first aid equipment at the pool. Of the $143,000 pledged to the-| campaign, some $50,000 has been paid to date. Savings Bonds Interest Rate Is Boosted By JOSEPH R. COYNE WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson announced today an increase of slightly more than one-fourth of 1 per cent in the interest rate on Series E and H U.S. savings bonds. Johnson said the new rate, which will apply both to bonds already outstanding and new issues, will be 4.15 per cent. The present rate is 3.75 per cent. The President could have raised the rate as high as 4.25 per cent without additional congressional action. The increase is intended not only to make savings bonds a more attractive investment but by stimulating bond sales - as the administration hopes it will -to help avert inflation. In announcing the increase, Johnson said the savings bond program strengthens the security of the American family and the economy of the nation, supports the cause of freedom and U.S. fighting men in, Viet Nam, and helps preserve the buying powers of our dollars. The last increase was in 1959 when the rate was boosted to its present level from 3.52 per cent. Johnson said a month ago that the rates should be increased because alternative investments made savings bonds less attractive to the public. Most banks pay at least 4 per cent on sav- j ings accounts and some savings and loan associations pay close to 5 per cent. The new interest rate will apply to all the presently outstanding $49 billion in savings Please Turn to Paige 10, Col. 6 New Glendale School Site Is Selected COALPORT - The new Glendale Junior and Senior High School will be constructed on the former Evans farm located along Legislative Route 11052 on the right of the highway near the breast of the Glendale Dam. Selection of the site came at a special meeting of the Glendale School Board last night. No date has been set. for construction as the site is still subject to testing and drilling for state approval. Of the four sites considered, second choice was given to the Jordan Jackson farm located on Route 856 between Utahville and Glasgow. The Glendale School District, formed last July, takes in White and Reade Townships in Cambria County, Coalport and Ir-vona boroughs and Beccaria Township in Clearfield County. All nine board members attended including Calvin B. Stine, acting supervising principal, and a number of interested citizens from Reade Township. .- The next regular meeting will be held March 4 at Coalport. 2 to 5 Inches... Snow Creates HazardousDriving A heavy, wet snow blanketed the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area today creating hazardous driving conditions in most areas. Two inches of snow fell at Clearfield but there wot a four to five-inch cover in the higher elevations, accord--fing to the State Highway De- Kurtz Announces Candidacy For State Committee Mrs. Jean Bordas, above, of Wallaceton has announced her candidacy for the vice chairmanship of the Clearfield County Republican Committee. The 31-year-old Mrs. Bordas is the wife of Donald Bordas and the mother of four children. Active in government, church, civic and political affairs, she is the former president of the Wallaceton Borough Council. At present she is one of the two women members, of the Clearfield County Planning Commission and also secretary of the Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Bloodmobile Collects 46 Pints in Visit CURWENSVILLE - Area residents contributed 46 pints of blood here yesterday during a visit of the Red Cross Bloodmobile. The goal was 85 pints. Of the 57 persons who made appointments, 34 showed up to donate blood. There were 15 walk-ins, 3 rejections, 2 first-timers and 19 replacements. The visit, sponsored by the Business and Professional Women's Club, was held in the Pres-1 byterian Church. Centre Commissioners OK County Planner, Table Philipsburg Bid BELLEFONTE - The Centre County Commissioners yesterday approved the employment of a full-time planner for the Centre Regional Planning Commission. Robert Wisor, executive director of the commission, was authorized to interview applicants and to submit the applications to the Commissioners for consideration. The federal government will pay two-thirds of the cost of the planner's salary, the office costs and the cost of the secretary. The planner will be hired on a two-year contract. The Commissioners tabled a* request received from Philips- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............. 78 Injured ............ . 41 Damages ........ $45,075 Deaths ................ 3 Deaths Elsewhere ..... 1 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 74 Injured ............... 51 Damages ........ $48,350 Deaths ................. 1 Deaths Elsewhere ..... 1 Schneebeli Asks Nomination As Congressman WILLIAMSPORT - Congressman Herman T. Schneebeli today announced he is seeking nomination and re-election on the Republican ticket as U. S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District. A member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Mr. Schneebeli was first elected to Congress in a special election on April 26, 1960. He was reelected to full terms in 1960, 1962 and 1964. Today's announcement confirms Congressman Schneebeli's previously announced intention to seek re-election this year. Nominating petitions for Congressman Schneebeli are being circulated in each of the ten counties including Centre, comprising the 17th Congressional District. Under a plan announced yesterday by Pennsylvania's Congressional delegation, Centre County would be transferred Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Robert M. Kurtz Jr., above, of Clearfield, has announced his candidacy for election to the Republican State Committee, representing Clearfield County. In announcing his .candidacy for state committee-which will be elected at the May 17 Primary - Mr. Kurtz said he "will strive to provide a closer working relationship between the members of the Republican Party, the Clearfield County Republican Committee and the state party leadership." Active in civic and community affairs, Mr. Kurtz is a mem- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 3 Americans Wounded SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Three American paratroopers were wounded, one critically, Tuesday night as terrorists backing a general strike mounted one of their most violent attacks on U.S. troops in the heart of Santo Domingo. The Americans, wounded in the explosion of a homemade bomb hurled at them, were on Jeep patrol. Morann Man* Injured In Road Mishap A 46-year-old Morann man was admitted to the Philipsburg State General Hospital early this morning after being struck by a car in Morann. The accident was one of six highway mishaps in the area yesterday and this morning. Only one occurred near Clearfield - a collision of two cars at the intersection of Route 322 and 17098 at Hyde. The victim of the accident at Morann was Stanley Franko-vich. He suffered a broken ankle and other injuries when he was struck by a car operated by Gerald Dufor, 22, also of the Morann area. The accident happened at midnight. The accident near Clearfield occurred at 7 p. m. State police reported that 17-year-old Betsy Ann Gearhart of Clearfield R. D. 1 pulled out from the stop sign on Route 17098 and went into the path of the car driven by George W. U.S. Official Lists Community Action Ideas The involvement of the underprivileged in the programs and activities of the anti-poverty program was stressed last night by Michael Stack, regional coordinator of the Office of Economic Opportunity at Washington, D. C, when he met with directors of Community Action in Clearfield County Inc. Mr. Stack urged the election of underprivileged persons to the board of directors and their use on programs undertaken by Community Action. He also stressed the importance of using elderly persons to contact and work with other elderly persons on programs designed for them. Mr. Stack expressed concern over the Head Start program for pre-school children. He said it would provide a continuing source of employment for teachers and teachers' aides who are in the lower income bracket. In compliance with this recommendation the board of directors will name a committee to work with the county schools in getting the program moving. partment. Wind gusts up to 25 miles an hour caused considerable drifting in the Philipsburg area. Mid-State Airport was closed by drifting snow and all flights were canceled. Moderating temperatures turned the snow into a light rain which was expected to continue through this evening before turning to snow again. Meanwhile, the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at Clearfield was rising toward the seven-foot level as a greater volume of water was being discharged from the Curwensville Dam six miles upstream. Flood waters stores in the big flood control dam since Sunday crested at 5 p. m. yesterday about '31V4 feet above normal, but the storage pool receded less than a half-foot during the night. One of the three flood control gates was opened fully to a 12-foot height at 4 p. m. yesterday and the river at Clearfield rose from 6.18 feet at 7 p. m. to 6.48 feet at 7 a. m. today.. In view of the additional snow, which had a water content of more than a quarter-inch, and a forecast of rain today an even greater amount of water was being discharged from the dam this morning. Curtis Klobe, tender at the dam, said he was instructed by the U. S. Army Engineers at Baltimore to open a second gate half-way. Mr. Klobe began the opening at 9 a. m. at two-foot intervals each hour, reaching the prescribed six-foot opening at 11 a. m. The release of the additional water was expected to increase Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Rain today changing to snow or snow flurries and turn'ng colder tonight, low in the 20s. Thursday variable cloudiness with snow flurries, windy and much colder. Sunrise 5;04-Sunset 5:49 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 6.18 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 6.48 feet (rising). 38 Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 30; High Overnight low 30. Precipitation .30 inches (2 inches new snow). 36 Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 29; High Overnight low 26. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Five - Day Forecast Feb. 17 - 21: Temperatures will average near normal with only minor day to day changes. The normal high for the period Is 34 to 38 and the normal low is 19 to 21. Precipitation will average about one-half inch mostly as snow but at times as a mixture of rain and now1. \1 j
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