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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 21, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                '   ' � ' ' '  Area Stores Are Holding Washington Birthday Today's Chuckle A little girl was describing a set of scales: "It's something you stand on and then get "really mad."   ;   �   . Progress Rtad�r/s Tip Area wrestlers gain Sectional honors. Turn to Pages 18 and 19. Vol. 60 - No. 43 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, February 21, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Allies Rip Suspected Red Hiding Areas Tear Gas Action On State Plan Is Awaited HARRISBURG (AP) - Congressional reapportionment may be at a standstill but the debate surrounding the touchy issue isn't. It is now Gov. Scrantonts move, according to Philadelphia Democratic leaders Joshua Eil-berg, the House majority leader and Francis R. Smith, Democratic city chairman. Some other legislative and political leaders doubt that redis-tricting of Pennsylvania's 27 congressional districts can. be solved without court intervention. Scranton has singled out Philadelphia's five districts as the trouble spot but there also apparently is considerable dissatisfaction elsewhere with the,22 other districts. This was the setting as the House and Senate returned to work today for what promised to be a light session. Only one day of work was scheduled this week. The agenda also called for resumption of public hearings into state police operations and the start of budget hearings by the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Policy Listed By DeGaulle PARIS (AP) - President Charles de Gaulle said today any foreign troop elements in France after April 4, 1969 will have to be under French "cUnv mand only. That is the date When members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization can choose to leave NATO. In the first news conference of his second term in office, the French president declared NATO no longer is adapted to present-day needs. He said France intends to "progressively modify dispositions now in force." This was taken to mean that he would continue to withdraw French elements from NATO but in such a manner as to per mit the 14 other NATO allies to adjust to it. The United States now has about 20,000 troops in France, running supply and other bases. In addition, the French presl dent's statement that foreign troops would have to come under French command threw into question the status of such Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 cry Bargains Galore Await Shoppers At Clearfield Mention the name George Washington and many things come to mind . . . honesty, a felled cherry tree, a trip across the Delaware River, etc. Tomorrows is Washington's birthday, and a number of Clearfield merchants are marking the occasion with a special commemorative sale-the value event of the year. The merchants are offering dollar savings like never before . . . they've cut prices and fiUed their counters with nothing but "honest-to-goodness" values. Bargains are available in ah unbelievably wide range of merchandise - from lounge chairs to rug padding, from tooth brushes to tire re-caps, from electrical appliances to fresh cherry pies, from snow tires to stereo phonographs, in addition to clothing for the entire family. All of these bargains and many more appear in ads throughout today's edition of The Progress. Also, business hours for some of the stores are listed in the ads. The sale at Clearfield is.Tjeing sponsored by the Clearfield Merchants Association. Philipsburg Stores Offer Specials for Year's first Sale PHILIPSBURG - A number of Philipsburg merchants will observe George Washington's Birthday tomorrow by holding their first sales promotion of 1966. Plans have been made in a number of the stores to make the Washington Birthday Sale an outstanding and worthwhile event. Stores that have advertisements in today's issue of The Prpgress are: Parsky's, Wolf Furniture, Sam's Furniture, Western Auto, Silco Cut-Price, Best Jewelers, Fashion Shoppe, Grant's, Shtig-art's Shoes and Sears, Roebuck. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise .... 17 Comics ............ .... 23 News From Around World 10 Sports .......18, 19 Obituaries................2 Hospital News...... 11, 22 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ...... 7, 13, 16 Today in History ........6 IV. S. Callahan, Retired Clearfield Businessman, Dies ' Continued cold tonight, low 5 to 15. Tuesday partly cloudy with a few snow flurries and little temperatures change. Sunrise 6:57-Sunset 5:55 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m* - 6.95 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m,.' - 6.60 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 2; High 16. Overnight low 10. Mid - State Airport Sunday low 5 below; High 13. Overnight low 7. Five - Day Forecast Feb. 22 - 26: Temperatures will average eight to eleven degrees below normal. Daily normals are a high of 35 to 3? and a low of 19 to 22. It will be very cold early in the week but slowly moderating toward the fatter part. Precipitation is expected to average less than one-quarter of an' inch melted occurring as scattered snow flurries near mid week and light snow or flurries near the end. New Philipsburg Branch Bank Open far Business PHILIPSBURG - The new Philipsburg branch of the Coun ty National Bank officially open ed its doors for business today on Presqueisle Street following a grand opening in the attrac tive new structure Saturday. FATAL ACCIDENT - This is the car in which J. Bertch Johnson, 24, of Curwensville, and his wife were riding early Sunday morning when it was involved in a collision near Clearfield, the mishap. Mr. Johnson was killed in (Progress Photo)    Fulmer Seeks Ninth Term In Legislature (See Pictures Page 10, 24) W. Scott Callahan Sr., the man who introduced Clearfield and Coca-Cola to each other, died this morning in Rest Haven Convalescent Home at Curwensville following a long illness. Mr. Callahan, whose home was at 306 W. Market St., was 85 years of age. Born Sept: 12, 1880, at Philipsburg he was named Winfield Scott Callahan by his parents, John A. and Clarissa C. Callahan, but to his friends and business associates in Clearfield he was best known as Scotty Callahan. Educated in the Philipsburg public schools, Mr. Callahan be- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Throughout today, the bank staff, comprised of William L. Morgan and C. Wayne Bum barger, assistant .cashiers,-Ed Good, Miss Linda.Warner, Mrs. Joan Perks andMrs. Margaret Jaap, has been exceptionally busy. On Saturday more than 3,000 persons visited the bank. Many expressed particular interest with the drive-in facilities through which patrons can conduct their banking business without leaving their cars. The turnout of visitors, including residents from throughout the entire Moshannon Valley, was termed "tremendous." Officials expressed their thanks to all persons who came to in- Please Turn to Page 24, Col. 3 Bulletin HARRISBURG (AP) - Former state police Commissioner Frank G. McCartney, in a stinging attack on his successor, Col. E. Wilson Purdy, charged today that morale and efficiency of the force have dropped substantially since he left office. STATE COLLEGE - Representative Eugene M. Fulmer, above, State College Republican, today announced he will be a candidate for re-election to the General Assembly. Rep. Fulmer is completing his. eighth year in the House. During this time he has maintained a 100 per cent attendance record and has answered approximately 6,500 roll calls for a 99.9 per cent record in that department. In his announcement, Rep. Fulmer commented on some of the major accomplishments during his eight years as Centre County's Representative to the General Assembly.        , In the field of education he supported legislative programs which increased subsidies to the local school district; increased salaries for public school teachers, faculty and supporting personnel at state colleges and universities; increased support for an expanded vocational - technical school program; improved the special County School Employe Dies In Collision A speech therapist in the Clearfield County Schools was killed and his wife seriously injured in a two-car collision on Route 322 one half mile east of Clearfield early Sunday morning. J. Bertch Johnson, 24, of 414Vj Pine St., Curwensville, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Clearfield Hospital. Death was attributed to a �'�'*'' crushed skull. His wife, Sylvia, also 24, suffered extensive injuries and is 'listed" in fair condition at the hospital. Hospital attendants did not list her injuries today, pending the outcome of X-ray examination. The driver of the other car, Richard B. Bailor, 40, of Mineral Springs, was not injured. State Police Troopers Al Gontkovic and Gerald Dreibel-bis, who are continuing their investigation of the accident, said it happened at 12:20 a.m. Mr. Johnson was traveling toward Clearfield and Mr. Bailor was going in the opposite direction. The troopers said the left front fenders of both vehicles was the point of impact. The Pa. Democrats Meet To Fill M Ticket HARRISBURG (AP) - The State Democratic Policy Committee, which last week endorsed candidates for four of five statewide offices, returned to Harrisburg today to select a candidate for lieutenant governor. Speculation centered on two Western Pennsylvania state senators, Leonard C. Staisey of Allegheny County and Donald O. Oesterling, a first-term senator from Butler County. Staisey reportedly was the personal choice of State Sen. Robert P. Casey, who is the candidate for governor. Also endorsed then were Judges Clinton Palmer of Easton and Juniata Kidd Stout of Philadelphia for Superior Court and Internal Affairs Secretary Genevieve Blatt for a fourth term in that office. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 J. Bertch Johnson Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 On Efforts To Hold Down Wage Demands... Nations Labor Leaders Planning To Quiz Wirtz By NEIL GILBRIDE Associated Press Labor Writer MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Secretary of Labor W. Wil-lard Wirtz is due for a grilling by the nation's top labor leaders on President Johnson's efforts to hofd down wage demands which the' White House considers inflationary. AFL-CIO officials, who have long denounced White House wage guidelines, reportedly will charge that the Johnson administration used a racial discrimination suit in an effort to pressure high-4- wage construction unions in to moderating pay increases. Wirtz, who has had no known preliminary talks here about growing labor complaints against Johnson, told a newsman he would talk about anything the AFL-CIO Executive Council wants to bring up. Wirtz appears today before the opening session of the council, the policy-making body of the politically potent labor federation which has more than 13 million members in 129 affiliated unions. Wirtz said his closed-door discussions with the 29-member Executive Council will be informal. AFL-CIO President George Meany and other council members also will discuss with Wirtz their demands for an increase in the federal minimum wage from $1.25 to $1.40 this year, $1.60 next year, and $1.75 in Please Turn to Page 24, Col. 4 Coalport Chamber To Help Arrange Big'Campy ention' ALTOONA - Four groups from a three-county area agreed yesterday afternoon to be co-sponsors of the "campvention" of the National Campers and Hikers Association on July 8-12, 1967, at Prince Gallitzin State Park. The groups from Cambria, Blair and Clearfield counties that agreed to be co-sponsors are Cambria County Tourist Council and Patlon, Altoona and Coalport Area Chambers of Commerce. Approximately 50 persons from the three counties attended the meeting in the Pennsylvania Electric Co. building. The meeting was called by the Cambria County Tourist Council. The co-sponsors will form an independent) non-profit organization to handle the convention, according to Daniel K. Park, president of the Cambria County Tourist Council. An organ- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Testimony Begins In First Criminal Case; Rights Hearing Held Testimony opened this afternoon in the first case to be tried during the February term of Clearfield County Court, the Commonwealth vs. Richard Simmons of 631 Laura St., Philipsburg, who is charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident and identify himself. This morningls session was taken up with a hearing on a charge of violation of Constitutional rights brought by Vaughn William Phillips of Houtzdale. Phillips, Harry Phillips of Bris-bin and Richard L. Shirey of Houtzdale are defendants in a burglary and larceny and receiving stolen goods case. The trial has been postponed until the next court term because one of the principal witnesses is out of the state and another is hospitalized and scheduled for surgery. Twelve From County Go to Army, Marines Twelve Clearfield countians were inducted into the U. S. Armed Forces on Feb. 11, Local Draft Board No. 48 at Clearfield announced today. Ten of the draftees were sent to the Army at Ft. Benning, Ga. They are Wayne D. Little, Ronald A. Fensterer, James D. Norris, Richard E. Wilkinson, Larry E. Sedgwick, Rodney H. Foster, Jerome K. Beightol, Wil-lard C. Dixon, Glenn D. Fuller and Lawrence H. Martell. Two were sent to the Marine Corps at Parris Island, S. C-They are David M. Chnupa and Robert B. Eckley. The board did not list home addresses for the men. The board also said that 62 men were called for physical examinations on Feb. 11 and 72 on Feb. 18. School Milk Plan Faces Cut From Budget Reduction Clearfield County school children drank 2,181,376 half-pints of milk during the 1964-65 school year, under the special milk and national lunch programs. School districts in the county received a total of $118,438.07 from federal funds, distributed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction. However, the Pennsylvania Association of Milk Dealers said, these figures may shrink to almost nothing in the 1966-67 school year  if the  proposed Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 William J. Twigg, 81, Owner of Store At Smoke Run, Dies SMOKE RUN - William John Twigg, 81, of Utahville R. D., well-known owner of the Twigg General Merchandise Store at Smoke Run, died in the Philipsburg State General Hospital yesterday at 8:15 a. m. after being hospitalized there for two weeks. He was born at Houtzdale Jan. 8, 1885, a son of Thomas H. and Mary (Johns) Twigg. He was reared at Sandy Ridge, resided for 10 years at Curwensville and a short while at Clearfield and established his store at Smoke Run in 1917. His son, Jack, now operates the store. Mr. Twigg retired nine years ago. He was married to the former Leona Batchcler who pre- Bombs Are Unleashed By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON (AP) - U.S. cavalry troopers and B52 bombers teamed up today in tear gas and bombing attacks on the suspected hiding place of a hard-core Communist regiment on South Viet Nam's central coast. A U.S. Navy destroyer poured shells into potential havens along the shore. The massive nontoxic gas, air and naval attacks hit areas where U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division troops, U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese forces are tracking down several regiments of well-trained enemy troops. With the Marines and South Vietnamese pressing an enemy force of between 900 and 1,000 in the Phuoc Valley about 300 miles to the south near Bong Son. The cavalrymen launched the attack by spraying the area with tear gas from helicopters. Then the superbombers flying from Guam saturation-bombed the target area. After the air attack, troops of the cavalry division's 5th Regiment donned gas masks and flew into the target aboard heli-copers. Their mission: assess damage done by the B52s and wipe out any Viet Cong survi-vivors. But dusk prevented any survey. In the air, the United States lost a jet bomber and two helicopters. The U.S. 7th Fleet destroyer Orleck joined the ground assault by blasting the coast of Quang Ngai Province with 309 rounds of five-inch shells, either wrecking or damaging more than 100 buildings in an area the Viet Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Negotiations for New Soft Coal Contract Scheduled To Start WASHINGTON (AP) - President W.A. Boyle of the United Mineworkers of America says negotiations for a new labor contract for the nation's soft coal miners will begin soon and will "continue for the time being without any notice of termination of the existing agreement by by either side." In a statement issued Saturday, Boyle said: "Negotiators for the United Mineworkers. ofj America are about to begin discussions seek-ing improvements in the exist- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Clearfield Police Catch Four Young Vandals at Work Four boys, aged 12 to 14, are awaiting action by Clearfield County juvenile authorities after being caught by police in the act of vandalism Sunday afternoon. Assistant Police Chief Blair Heichel and Patrolman Richard Shaffer caught the boys in a vacant house on East Pine Street which is undergoing remodeling. Upon questioning the boys ad- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Government, Bank Employes To Get Holiday Government and bank employes will be about the only people on vacation tomorrow to observe the birthday anniversary of George Washington. And with the observance will come the end of a ten-day "Operation Old Glory" in which The Progress asked area residents to fly the U. S. Flag as a show of support for American troops in Viet Nam. All state and federal offices as well as area banks will be closed all day. County offices will close at noon. Stores and schools will be open. Holiday schedules will prevail at the post offices with no city, rural or star route deliveries except for Special Delivery and perishable parcels. There will be no window service but post office lobbies will be open as follows: Clearfield, 7:30 a. m. to 5 p. m.; Cur- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 RFK Plan On Reds Assailed By Two Officials WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Hubert H. Humph-rey and Prime Minister Nguyen Cao. Ky of South Viet Nam have assailed Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's view that the Viet Cong should be offered a share of power in the Saigon government. They said Kennedy's proposals that the United States express willingness to accept a coalition South Vietnamese government which would include Communists would not be an acceptable solution, would not lead to peace and - if adopted - could impose on the people of South Viet Nam the very forces trying to de-'*--� stroy them. Humphrey said history has demonstrated that when Fascists or Communists are included in a coalition government, there is either paralysis or takeover. Speaking to newsmen at Wellington, New Zealand, during one of his many stops on a tour of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the vice president said to adopt Kennedy's proposals would fee lik� putting a fox in a chicken coop. There wouldn't be too many chickens left, he said. "I do not believe in writing a prescription for the ills of South Viet Nam that includes a dose of arsenic," Humphrey said. Sticking to analogies, he said Please Turin to Page 10, Col. 1   

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