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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 18, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle A woman can be scared to death by a mouse, but she is usually willing tr take her chances with a woll The Progress Reader's Tip Rip Engle announces retirement. See Page 13. Vol. 60 - No. 41 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, February 18, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY Rusk Continues Defense of U. S. Policy in Viet WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Dean Rusk told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today the committee itself had voted lopsidedly for a basic commitment - the 1954 Southeast Asia Treaty - which he said obliges Americans to defend South Viet Nam. "The far-reaching implications of this commitment were well understood by this committee when it recommended, with only the late Sen. William Longer, R-N. D., dissenting, that the Senate consent to the ratification of the Treaty," -f Rusk said. "All members of this distinguished committee who were then senators voted for that treaty," Rusk added. Among those committee members who have been critical of President Johnson's current Viet Nam policy and who were senators a decade ago are chairman J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark.; Wayne Morse, D-Ore.; Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, D-Mont.; and Albert Gore, D-Tenn. Rusk's nationally televised testimony brought toward a climax the crackling Senate probe of administration Viet Nam policy begun a month ago before Johnson ordered resumption of the bombing of North Viet Nam and went to Honolulu to meet South Vietnamese leaders. The secretary of state was appearing for the second time since the hearings got underway. Thursday presidential adviser Maxwell D. Taylor held the spotlight in a stormy session. With France's 1954 loss of Indochina in mind, the general suggested that with military success South Viet Nam could be lost by dissension in Washington. The basis for the U.S. commitment under which Johnson has sent more than 200,000 servicemen to fight in Viet Nam has been one of the chief targets in the questioning. Presenting a full-scale defense of what he portrayed as a vital U.S. policy of stemming Comu-nist aggression in Viet Nam as well as elsewhere, Rusk underlined the Southeast Asia Treaty LBJTo Ask For Power lit Desegregation By JOSEPH E. MOHBAT WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson will ask Congress to put new teeth into federal laws aimed at desegregating public schools, it was learned today. He will ask also for about 100 new. FBI agents to cope with that agency's swelling civil rights caseload, informed sources said. A bill being drafted by the Johnson administration would give the attorney general great er authority to initiate court action toward desegregation of schools instead of awaiting com plaints and taking part in suits brought by Negroes. Th proposal would be aimed at blocking intimidation of Ne grocs seeking to integrate schools and harassment of Ne gro pupils attending previously all-white schools, according to informants. The President is expected to include school desegregation proposals in a civil rights pack age that will include proposed laws to eliminate discrimination in jury selection; extend federal court protection to Negroes and civil rights workers in the South, and eliminate discrim ination in the sale or rental of housing. Johnson included all but the school proposals in his Jan. 12 Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 6 3QO,000 Californians Get Prescription For Flu Epidemic LOS ANGELES (AP) - Aspi rin, plenty of liquid, and rest was the mass prescription to day for more than 300,000 bed ridden Californians waylaid by a devastating Asian flu epidem ic that raged throughout the state. In Los Angeles, hardest hit by the three-day attack, eight pa rochial schools were closed be cause of a teacher shortage, and absenteeism ranged as high as 37 per cent. Public schools remained open. City school officials estimated that more than 140,000 students were absent from classes Thurs Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 7 Cloudy and colder with occasional light snow tonight, low 5 to 15. Cloud/ and cold with snow Saturday, high 28 to 35. Sunrise 7:01-Sunset 5:51 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 6.83 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 6.78 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Thursday low 19; High 25. Overnight low 20. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 16; High 26. Overnight low 8. Five - Day Forecast Feb. 19-23: Temperatures will average four to seven degrees below normal. Daily(normals are a high of 34 to 38 and a low of 19 to 21. It will be a little warmer Saturday, colder Sunday, then only minor changes to Wednesday. Snow flurries about Sunday and snow Tuesday are expected to total one-quarter of an inch melted. Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 2 Curwensville Dam Level Dips; See Pictures Page 8 CURWENSVILLE-Flood - waters behind the Curwensville Dam remained 23 feet above normal today despite a steady discharge that began last Monday. Today's water level at the dam was at a sea level elevation of 1,178.95, or some eight feet under the crest that was reached Tuesday. In its first major test, the big federal dam averted major flooding at Clear, field and downstream areas. Your attention is called to a full page of pictures taken at the dam earlier this week. They appear on page 8., Council Told first Lot Deal Almost Ready. . Clearfield Parking Authority Is Reported Near Success The Municipal Parking Authority . . . handling of traffic along South Second Street . . . and TV cable service, all items that have been given special attention by Clearfield Borough Council during the past months, were back on the agenda at last night's semi-monthly session. The Parking Authority, which is reported to have neared completion of arrangements for the community's first parking lot, has invited Council to a meeting Monday night. It is expect- ed that at this time arrangements for the parking lot will be revealed. Council President William F. Anderson urged as many Council members as possible to attend Monday's meeting in the borough building. With bids for the widening of South Second Street from the Point to the borough lire to be let this spring, a question has arisen as to how traffic would be handled through the business district. Borough Engineer Allan Matin came up with the Depart- ment of Highways answer last night. Reporting on a recent meeting with highway officials, Mr. Martin said the plan calls for making both Front and Second streets one-way streets. Front Street would carry westbound traffic through town and Second Street the east-bound traffic. The state will take over Front Street and reconstruct it without cost to the borough. Mr. Martin also noted that some arrangements will be made for cither an overpass or an underpass for Junior High School students who will be faced with heavier traffic along Front Street in changing classes between Junior High East and West. President Anderson explained that the State Highway Department has also made known intentions to participate in the cost of the overpass or underpass "and this could even mean that they'll pay the entire cost." At the request of Mayor Edward A. Clark, Fred Schwab, manager of Television Communications Corp., Inc., appeared at the meeting to explain progress being made in laying a new cable and expanding the number of channels that can be received in the Clearfield Borough-Lawrence Township area. Mr. Schwab said that April 15 has been set as the probable date when the new cable will be completely installed and most homes hooked onto it. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 In County Plea Court... Defendant Gets 5-70 Year Term Harold E. Domb Jr., 36-year-old Rossiter R. D. man who contends that his compulsion to take other people's property stems from a psychiatric problem; was sentenced yesterday to 5 to 10 years in the Western Penitentiary. Actually, Domb will go to the institution's Diagnostic Center where it will be determined if he needs psychiatric treatment and in what institution he will spend the remainder of his prison sentence. -- Domb, one of 18 defendants Soft Coal Industry Told Mine Workers Want New Contract WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Policy Committee of the United Mine Workers union has served notice on the soft coal industry the mine workers want a new contract. It did so Thursday by author izing union officers to open ne gotiations with the industry. A spokesman said the resolution set no specific dates. A copy was sent to the industry's chief negotiator. The union's contract contains no termination date unless ei ther side serves a 60-day cancellation notice. The spokesman said the resolution was not a notice of termination. A spokesman for the union said two weeks ago the UMW would demand pay raises for 1,150,000 soft coal miners but that there was no strike threat contained in the demand. The basic wage rate under the present contract is $26.25 a day. Answers Two Alarms Clearfield firemen la*! night responded to two flue fire alarms within an hour of each other. No damage was reported. The first alarm was at 7:02 p. m. for the Naolen W. Bowers residence at 1002 Turnpike Ave. The second call was received at 7:45 p.m. for the Ignazio Buzzan-ca residence at 1405 Bigler Ave. sentenced at yesterday's monthly session of Clearfield County Plea Court, testified that he had attempted to get psychiatric treatment while serving a sentence in the penitentiary for stealing porch furniture in several Clearfield and Jefferson county communities, including Clearfield. He said that because of busy schedules and the large number of prisoners to be examined, psychiatrists had not been able to give him this help. After being released from prison he did undergo examination at / the Warren State Hospital and is now receiving treatment at the Indiana Psychiatric Center. Domb said psychiatrists have stated that he is not'self-suf ficient and is dominated by others. As an escape he steals property belonging tc ethers. This time he was being brought before the court on four sep- Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 16, 17 Hints From Ilcloise......15 Comics ................. 19 News From Around World 18 Sports ............... 12, 13 Obituaries .............. 18 Hospital News........5, 17 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ........ 15, 20 Church News .......... 14 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Penfield Man Gets Jail Sentence In Traffic Death Case RIDGWAY - A Penfield man has been sentenced to 3-6 months in the Clearfield County Jail in connection with a traffic death. Elk County Judge Paul B. Greiner this week imposed the jail sentence on Cosimo J. Lon-go, 33, after the defendant pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawfully operating a motor vehicle and driving while under the influence of introxicating beverages on Dec. 24, 1965. His car struck and killed John A. Sun-ailitis, 54, of Force. The accident occurred on Route 255, about 10 miles south of St. Marys. In addition to the jail sentence, Longo was ordered to reimburse Elk County $1.50 per day while confined and to pay $500 for the use of Elk County. The jail sentence was permitted in the Clearfield County Jail to allow Longo to be closer to his family. Judge Greiner explained that Longo's widowed mother is .elderly and another member of the family is seriously, ill. Cooper Planners Form New Group, Get Home Support WINBURNE - The Cooper Township Planning Commission received a unanimous vote of support for the work it has done to have the name "Ky-lertown" retained for Interchange No. 21 on the Keystone Shortway at a meeting to form a Winburne Sub-Committee last night in the fire hall here. Appointed to the committee were John W. Gray, John Katchik, Gordon Diviney, Martin Sedlack, Orvis Merritt, Steve Prunella and Lloyd D. Shire. The duties of the committee will be to act immediately on planning for Cooper Township, the village of Winburne and the interchange area. Mr. Shire, as chairman of the township planning commission, opened the meeting with a talk Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Member of Famous 'Four Horsemen' To Speak at DuBois DUBOIS - Jim Crowley, one of Notre Dame's famous "Four Horsemen" gridiron heroes, will be the principal speaker at the DuBois Chamber of Commerce annual dinner meeting to be held in the Lithuanian Club here Monday at 6:30 p. m. Mr. Crowley, now active in industrial development work with the Scranton Chamber of Commerce, is an outstanding PROBLEMS .OF WAR FOR A CHILD - A Vietnamese child clings to his bound father who was rounded up as a suspected Viet Cong guerrilla by "Operation Eagle's Claw" in the Bong Son area, 280 miles northeast of Saigon. The father was,taken to an interrogation camp with other suspects rounded up by U. S. 1st Air Cavalry Division that conducted operation. (AP Wirephoto) Americans Cut Deeper Into Enemy Area By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, Vict Nam (AP) - U.S. cavalrymen cut deeper today into enemy strength near the central coast. A company of the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment established heavy contact with the Viet Cong 10 miles south of Bong Son and killed 54 in a fight still under way at nightfall. Associated Press photographer Rick Mcrron reported the Viet Cong had a base in that area and appeared determined to defend it. American casualties were described as light. Elsewhere, two helicopter crashes took the lives of seven Americans. An eighth American died a hero's death when he threw himself on a Viet Cong grenade. The Allies reluctantly abandoned one of the fruits of victory in Operation White Wing, the lush An Lao Valley. The last troopers of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division involved there pulled out. It had become clear the Saigon government was unwilling or unable to send in an occupation force to protect that mountain-rimmed area on farms and villages west of Bong Son. Nearly half the yalley's 10,000 people have chosen to abandon their rich rice paddies and flee rather than await the prospective return of the Viet Cong. A dispatch from Associated Press Writer Robin Mannock said men, women and children clutched American troopers and Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Gets Battlefield Promotion ... Soldier Who Staged Hunger Strike Proves His Bravery in Viet Nam By PETER ARNETT BEN CAT, South Viet Nam (AP)-Six months ago a university graduate named Winstel R. Belton staged a seven-day hunger strike at Fort Benning, Ga., to dramatize his distaste for being drafted and his refusal to fight in Viet Nam. Thursday a big, proud smile flashed across Belt6n's face as he was promoted to private first class on a battlefield in South Viet Nam. Looking just as proud was his company commander, Capt. R. Spriggs of Mexico, N.Y., a professional soldier who had hated everything Belton's' hunger strike had stood for. Spriggs was furious last November when he returned to his unit after recovering from a bullet wound to find Belton assigned there, Spriggs said Thursday he would lake the 26-year-old Win-slow, Ariz., soldier into combat with him any time, any where. Belton arrived in Viet Nam with a 12-month suspended jail sentence hanging over his head because of his hunger strike in mid-August. A court-martial had given him a bad conduct discharge, total forefeiture of pay and the jail sentence. ' But he was also given a chance. Belton, a Negro, was told that if he went to Viet Nam and proved himself, he would not have to serve his jail sentence. If he failed, he would serve it. His old unit, the U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry, Airmdbile, Division, wouldn't take him back. The 1st Infantry Division accepted him. Spriggs was the only man in A" company of the 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment, who knew that the new radio - telephone operator was the hunger striker Belton. More and more men in the unit began realizing that Belton had publicly protested what they themselves had accepted as a patriotic duty. None of them brought up the subject with him except the company commander, and few ever discussed it among themselves. "That was his business," said Sgt. Frederick Range of Dallas, Tex. "We treated him like any other soldier." Belton, holder of a bachelor of science degree in education, was initially cold and reserved with his buddies. But the heat of battles in December and January melted his attitude and forged ever - tightening bonds with Spriggs and the other men Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 5 Alfred Sloan Jr., former General Motors Head, Dies By JERRY BUCK NEW YORK (AP) - In his 90 years Alfred P. Sloan Jr. saw the automobile develop from a novelty to the industrial backbone of the nation. He was among the men who made it happen. i He took the moderately successful General Motors Corp., in 1920, made it function smoother than the ball bearings he once sold, and wrought the mightiest manufacturing enterprise the world has known. When Sloan stepped down as chairman in 1956, General Motors' share of the automobile market was 52 per cent. His formula for success was simple. "Get the facts. Recognize the equities of all concerned. Realize the necessity of doing a better job every day. Keep an open Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Three Cars Damaged As Driver Loses Control of Vehicle PHILIPSBURG - Three cars were damaged to the extent of $1,350 in an accident here at 12:35 a. m. today. Police Officer Robert Trump said there were no injuries in the accident that involved two parked vehicles. It occurred on Laurel Street, between Front and Second streets, when the gas pedal on a car operated by Marvin Kephart, 29, of Houtzdale R. D., stuck and he lost control of the car. He struck the rear of a parked car owned by Robert L. Culp, 27, of Philipsburg, and pushed it into another parked car belonging to Allan H. Gette, 25, of Philipsburg. Damage to the Kephart car was set at $675, to the Culp car at $500 and to the Gette car at $175. In Elections This Yew... Labor Funds May Withdraw for Democrats By NEIL GILBRIDE AP Labor Writer MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Organized labor showed signs today of withdrawing financial support critical to the Democrats in this year's congressional and state elections. At least one labor union is planning to curtail drastically its usual money contributions to the Democratic party and is trying to drum up similar action among other unions. 4------ The extent of the growing disaffection of labor from the Democrats is not yet clear. The AFL-CIO unions at their annual midwinter meetings here are expressing open resentment against the Johnson administration on a number of issues. ' One major indication was Thursday's rejection by 18 construction unions of an administration plan to submit wage disputes to a national labor-management council. The unhappiness of the construction unions over what they consider an attempt to limit wage demands reportedly prompted a White House inquiry. Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz, originally not scheduled Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 District Road Toll This Year Acidents .............. 91 Injured ............... 44 Damages ........ $49,050 Deaths ............... 3 Deaths Elsewhere......1 A Year Acjo Accidents ............ 80 Injured ............... 53 Damages.........$53,850 Deaths ................ 1 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 1 Maritime Unions To Boycott Ships Of Red Traders MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP)- AFL-CIO maritime unions told President Johnson today they will boycott ships of all foreign nations trading with the North Vietnamese Communists. In a telegram to Johnson, union officials said "trade with North Viet Nam puts blood money in the pocket of shipowners and other profiteers and so-called Allied nations." The telegram added that "we believe the time for pussyfooting is long past. "We must inform you therefore, very soon our members will begin to demonstrate their protests on all waterfronts in this country directed against any and all ships of those nations which permit trade with North Viet Nam." The boycott, said spokesmen for the AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department will affect hundreds of foreign vessels from nations including Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Italy and Egypt. The boycott will be imposed by refusing to load any such vessel entering U.S. ports. The telegram to Johnson was signed by Paul Hall, president Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 State College Man Is Candidate for Republican Post STATE COLLEGE - Arthur Rose, State College businessman and retired Penn State, professor, today announced he is a candidate for the office of chairman of the Centre County Republican Committee. In making the announcement, Mr. Rose said that many Republicans throughout the county have been urging him to become an active candidate for the office. At a later time, Mr. Rose said, he will outline a program developed by many from all geographic areas and fields of interest in the County for consideration and approval by the Republican electorate at the polls on May 17. Although Mr. Rose has long been active in the Republican Party, this is the first time he is seeking election to office. He has been active in academic, business and professional circles in Centre County since 1931. He is president and general manager of Applied Science Laboratories, Inc., a director of the State College Area Chamber of Commerce and for many years has served as chairman of the Chamber's Area Development Committee. Presently, he is a member of the Chamber's Executive Corn- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Ski Conditions Good At Black Moshannon PHILIPSBURG - Skiing conditions at Black Moshannon State Park are good, Kenneth W. Whitehead, ski slope manager, said today. Three inches of new snow now covers the solid base remaining from the recent heavy snow. Today makes the 20th day of skiing on the slopes this season. Conditions are expected to remain good over, the weekend. (
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