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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 21, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                \ PAGE TEN THE PROGRESS, Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, February 21, 1966 National Elections Pledged for South Viet Nam RfKPIm - (From Page 1) - further that Kennedy's suggestion would be like having an arsonist in the fire department. Ky, queried about Kennedy's .suggestion in Saigon, snapped: "The so-called National Liberation Front does not liberate anybody. They killed 11,000 of our troops last year and 22,000 of the innocent people in the countrysides. They murdered them. "They are, 1,000 per cent Communist and they are illegal," the prime minister added, "so let's not talk about the National Liberation Front any more," Kennedy suggested Saturday that 'the National Liberation Front, the political arm of the Vict Cong, must be brought to the bargaining table. To "admit them to a share of power and responsibility," the New York Democrat said, "is at the heart of a negotiated settlement." McGeorge Bundy, special as sistant to President Johnson for security affairs and an old Ken nedy family friend, disagreed Appearing Sunday on NBC's radio-television program "Meet the Press," Bundy said he did not want to comment directly on the proposals, but then added: "I can say that the administration does not take the view that admitting the Communists to a share of the power and responsibility would be a useful or helpful step - one that would really lead to peace. "I think our view is rather that what is needed is a sufficient degree of peace in that country and of absence of subversion and terror so .there can be reasonable expression of the political feeling of tiie people in Viet Nam. ','        ^'     , "We axe in favor i>f that. We are prepared to abide by the result."     ; Undersecretary of State George W. Ball described the Kennedy proposal as "not a thoroughly new idea." He added that it "doesn't seem to us to be an acceptable solution." Speaking on ABC's radio-television program "Issues and Answers," Ball said the North Vietnamese government wants the United States "to recognize the (National Liberation) Front as the sole government of the South Vietnamese. They won't even think of negotiating unless we accept his premise. "Our own feeling," he added, "is if we accede to the idea of a coalition government, we would have to exclude all the representatives of the South Vietnamese government. That's what the North Vietnamese want. "We are not going to deliver the people of South Viet Nam into the hands of the North Vietnamese," Ball concluded. Sen. George D. Aiken, R-Vt, said on the CBS radio-television program "Face the Nation" that "it is not my opinion that it's up to the United States to offer the Viet Cong a share in the Saigon government "Unless our policy has changed," Aiken said, "I would say that Sen. Kennedy's propo-posal is considerably out of order and that it would be up to South Viet Nam to make the proposal to share the responsi bility of the government." Sen. J. W. Fulbright, chair man of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which on Fri day concluded televised public hearings into the administra tion's Viet Nam policies, declined to comment on the Kennedy suggestion. But committee member Sen Wayne Morse, D-Ore., said Ken nedy is "pointing in the right direction in which we will have to go." Morse, a leading critic of the administration's Viet Nam policies, told a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., the proposed $4.8-billion Viet Nam military authorization bill contains a "sleeper" that could escalate the war. He said Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara testified during the recent Foreign Relations Committee hearings that the authorization bill would provide for increasing troop deployments to Viet Nam and raising the rate of air activity there, if: the President decides to do so. Morse said that testimony, in effect, indicates that the military authorization bill empowers the escalation of war if the President asks for it. "Any senator who votes for the bill votes for an escalation of the war," Morse said. The Senate resumes its debate on the money bilj today. In other top developments: - Newsweek magazine reported that President Johnson has issued secret orders forbidding U.S. bombers to fly over County School -(From Page 1)- roof of Mr. Johnson's car, a foreign  made compact, was sheared off. Mr. Johnson had been employed as a speech therapist in the office of the Clearfield County Superintendent of Schools since January 1964. He was active in the Clearfield Area Jay-cees. Mr. Johnson, a native of Kane, was born June 8, 1941, a son of Theodore and Frances (Bertch) Johnson. He was graduated from Kane Area Joint High School in 1959, and the Indiana State University of Pennsylvania in 1963. He was a member of the Clearfield BPO Elks, the Kiwan-is Club of Clearfield, Sigma Alpha Eta Honorary Speech Fra ternity, the First Methodist Church of Kane and the Wesley Methodist Club Besides his parents and his wife, the former Sylvia Himes whom he married Oct. 30, 1965, at Kane, he is survived by a sister, Miss Cynthia Johnson Harrisburg; a brother, Dennis K., Kane; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Sadie A Bertch, Kane. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Hill-Kelly Funeral Home at Kane with the Rev. Howard C. Patterson officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane. Friends may call in the fu neral home from this evening until the hour of service Wednesday. Elsewhere, John G. Pewanick, 47, of Cleveland, formerly of Hawk Run, is being held in the Clearfield County Jail as the result of a Sunday afternoon accident at Philipsburg. The accident at 2:30 p. m. occurred as he was traveling west on Presqueisle Street and hit a stone wall at the top of the hill, between Ninth and Eleventh streets. His car glanced off the wall, went across the highway, over the curb and Action (From Page 1) Senate Appropriations Committee. Meanwhile, the select Democratic Policy Committee assembled today to choose a candidate for lieutenant governor, the only vacancy on the statewide ticket headed by State Sen. Robert P. Casey. A $50-a-plate dinner was to follow at the farm show building to produce funds for the Democratic Party's war chest. As for congressional reapportionment, time is of the essence. Ky Promises Elections By Next Year By ROBERT MOOREFIELD SAIGON,   SouLh   Viet   Nam (AP) - Premier Nguyen Cao Ky, striving for progress on the battlefield and on the political front, reshuffled his war Cabinet today and pledged national elections next year. The 35-year:old premier and , air force commander brushed The deadline for filing peti- aside all talk o{ differences with tions for nominations on the May 17 primary ballot is March 8. Scranton has said he does not | favor pushing back the election machinery. "If the governor doesn't like what   the   congressmen   have COUNTY NATIONAL BANK OFFICIALS AT OPENING - Frederick B. Lansberry, president, and other County National Bank officials get together at the grand opening of the bank's new Philipsburg Branch last Saturday. The officials are from left: William Morgan and C. Wayne Bumbarger, third from left, managers of the new branch; Howard M. McGarvey Jr., trust officer; Ed Good, branch employe; James Moore, assistant cashier; Dave Ferguson, vice president, cashier. William J. Twigg, 81, -(From Page 1) - Tear Gas, - (From Page 1) - ceded him in death  in  1937. _ Four brothers also preceded ConS have used for rest camps him in death ^ne  a'r  war - contimaed  in He was a member of the North and South viet Nam-Methodist Church of Smoke Below the 17lh Parallel fron-Run, treasurer and trustee tier, heavy Communist ground-there for many years, and a fire struck two B57 Canberra member of the Mount Pleasant tactical bombers flying tight Grange No. 975. support of South Vietnamese Surviving are four daughters troops closing in on 40 to 50 Viet and a son: Mrs. Raymond ConS in ah open area (Helen). Morris, Honey Brook; One of the twin-engine jets Mrs. Daniel (Marjorie) Mor- crashed with "its rear fuel tank gan, Houtzdale; Mrs. Lawrence ablaze but the pilot, Capt. J. T (Dorothy) Robeson, Grampian; Stanley, 34* of New Boston, Mrs. John (Betty) Shaffer, Cur- Tex., and the navigator, Capt wensville;, and Jack, Utahville Henry S. Jorgren, 36, of Lisbon, R. D. Fourteen grandchildren, Conn., were picked up uninjured 14 great-grandchildren, a sister, by an Army helicopter after Mrs. Ira Ike of Tyrone, and a bailing out. The other Canberra brother, George P. Twigg of limped back to Da Nang, 45 Philipsburg, also survive. miles south of Hue. IV. S. Callahan, (From Page 1) tricts be left essentially 'untouched. The governor said the present | Philadelphia districts, established under the 1962 Reapportion-1 ment Act, are not contiguous and compact and are subject to | court challenge. "I'agree," said William Mce-han,   Philadelphia   Republican J leader. gan his business career at Clearfield in 1906 when he purchased a small bottling plant from the late James Waple. The transaction involved, in addition to the good will, two teams of horses, a wagon, harness, a wooden tub in which bottles were washed and a foot-powered machine capable of bottling 10 to 12 cases of soft drinks an hour. The original plant was located in an alley near the rear of the three-story brick building and apartment house later built by Mr. Callahan on Reed Street. In 1915,. the Callahan firm which by that time also included a brother, the late W. H. (Hobe) Callahan as partner, was awarded the Coca-Cola franchise in the community. In 1921, Callahan's opened a plant in DuBois to serve the DuBois City, Elk and Jefferson Counties territory. While preparing the DuBois plant for operation, education program . . . the the original Clearfield building most comprehensive in the na- the United States over the possibility of peace talks with the Communists. He declared his government and the United States were marching forward "with absolutely the identical , .   , . .. .,   purpose"  to free  South Viet ITnti �V JT -C.�me- Wlth Na�> *">in Communist aggres-counter proposals," EH berg ^ buiM a peacefu, sodety ' "I have no objections to meet- and intrfUCe social justke- ing with . . . anyone but the next In a shakeup growing out of step seems to me to be up to hls   meetings  with  President the governor," Smith said. Johnson two weeks ago and the Gov.  Scranton,  who  insists Pled,e of more American aid at that there be advance agree- the  Honolulu  conference,  Ky ment before he convenes the told a news conference: legislature in special session for -Political action teams are congressional  reapportionment, being trained to revive political rejected this past week a pro- parties and a constitution will posal that  Philadelphia's dis- be ready by November. -Popular elections will be held next year. -A new high court had been established to deal swiftly and efficiently with black marketeers in South Viet Nam's inflationary economy. Ky, who still pilots his own helicopter to work each day, said he would not be a candi- 'Republicans upstate worked date for offlce m the elections, it out in 1962 and made the deal "l do not like Politics," he said, with Green (the late U.S. Rep. The Cabinet changes include William Green) and shoved it lhe aPPOintment of a deputy down my throat." Meehan said he and Smith, Green's successor as Philadelphia's Democratic leader, were minister of foreign affairs to assist in an increasingly big government department entrusted with the job of rounding unable to agree on changing the UP support for the Saigon re- city's districts. f aimer Seeks -(From Page 1)- | News From Around The World ... Funeral services will be con-    Two U.S. Army helicopters struciTtwo'trees*on"\h7 Alfred ducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. collided Sunday about 10 feet off v' nln J^tlilo*i p��  �n the Smoke Run Methodist the ground at Bien Hoa, 20 �  �    mL!   �.JL^� Chur  untl1 time of service. E mated at $900 and to the Doran 5 property at $100. E Two persons suffered injuries s Saturday in an accident at the heavy bombardment is aimed at slowing the supply of men and arms to the south. School  Milk   Plan    The Strategic Air Command^ Guam-based B52s pounded Bing (From Pagj 1) s By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS S MANILA - About 1,000 noisy demonstrators parad- 5 ed in front of the U. S. Embassy today awaiting the 5 arrival of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey as he � neared the end of his Asian tour. "Humphrey go E home!" chanted hundreds of students massed in front � of the embassy. E Quebec Official Dies in Fire � QUEBEC - Quebec's Lt. Gov. Paul Comtois died E today in a fire which swept his home, police said. � Authorities said his daughter, Miriclle, suffered arm s burns trying to rescue her father. His wife was un- = injured. = Auto May Replace Camel in Desert .  = ALGIERS - The camel, historic desert cruiser, S may soon give way to the automobile on the ancient, s caravan route across the Sahara, if plans go through 5 for a superhighway across the world's greatest waste- E land. Eight African governments hope to construct E an asphalt span from the Mediterranean coast to the E Niger River that would enable a motorist to make E the 2,000-mile trip in a few days. E Brown Survives Walkout, Wins Nod S BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Gov. Edmund G. Brown S survived a walkout of angry delegates and won the S California Democratic Council's endorsement, but his E victory left scars of intraparty conflict. Hard feelings, E touch off by debate over the Viet Nam war, were 3 evident Sunday as about 200 delegates left the hall E when Brown asked the convention of the nation's s largest volunteer political group to back his bid for E a third term. E State Rests Case Against Couple S MIAMI, Fla. - The state rested its first-degree S murder case today against blonde Candace Mossier S and her strapping nephew Melvin Lane Powers, in S the 1964 slaying of her aging, multimillionaire husband, E Jacques Mossier. The defense was ready with a pre- E sentation that is hand-tailored to fit the dramatic    i S courtroom talents of Powers' chief attorney, Percy    j 5 Foreman, a towering, colorful Texas lawyer. His will    i E be the final plea in the case.                                   \  Launch of Saturn Rocket Set E CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. - The 22-story Saturn    \ S IB rocket, the most powerful built by (he United    : = States, makes its launching debut Wednesday as Pro-    : E ject Apollo's first step on the long trip to thn moon.     : S The rocket is to drill an unmanned Apollo ship 300    jj E miles into space and drive it back through the at-    E E mosphere at a speed up to 18,000 miles an hour.         = E Government Offers Job Handbook          = S WASHINGTON - For $5 the Government Print-    f S ing Office will send you the 1966-67 edition of the    = E Labor Department's Occupational Outlook Handbook    S 5 -including salaries, working conditions and qualifi-    E S cations for more than 700 occupations. The publica-    E � tion, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, says    E S unskilled and semiskilled jobs will continue to dim in-    E E ish and farm workers will continue a lonR-term rie-    =j S cllne.                                                       = UlllllllllllllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIUIIIMIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlin Duong Province near the Cam- H. (Mike) Callahan, MrsTRich- ^"^"{l^  .lm0wtedf s intersection of Routes 680 and Bureau of the Budget cut in the bod�n frontier about 35 miles ard c. (Helene) Lantz, both of fj^T TaLble sholl   an = 879 four miles south of Karthaus. school milk program is passed northwest of Saigon. Clearfield; John A. Callahan, "^^STmiK rold =   ,Mrs. Louise A. Shaw, 51, and by Congress. The reduction of    V-S. spokesmen did not men- Bowie, Md., Mrs. Ellery (Doro- f^Snt program for Sw = Judy Shaw, 16, both of Hunlock $82 million will leave only $21 tion any losses of aircraft. thy)   Matthews,   Las   Vegas, imProvemeni PTkTm E Creek, suffered injuries  when million for the program which    The U.S. Marines reactivated Nev.;   Mrs.   Alex  H.   (Mary    In the field of pub]ic weifare f Cr   E their car ran into the right side has been operating on an an- Operation Double Eagle, while Louise) Munro, Hiram, Ohio; gnd human services Rep Ful. /   E of a tractor-trailer at 1:10 p.m. nual budget of $103 million.       the U.S. 1st Cavalry (Airmo- and W. Scott Callahan Jr., Clear-         said some of * the Legis-=    State Trooper Thomas Babich    The $21 million budget will bile) Division continued with Op- field.  Also  surviving are  13 laU     programs he supported = reported that Mrs. Shaw had make it possible for only a few eration White Wing to the west grandchildren and one great- revamped the PubUc Assistance = been traveling west on Route of ^ most needy schools to in an effort to trap the Commu- grandchild. He was the last sur- Program. provided Medical Aid | 680, stopped at the sign before take advantage of the program nist regiment. The destroyer viving member of his immedi- tQ lne Aged; improved facUities - enr.�r.nff �n,.t� wo-�wi .t- and virtua,y win scutUe the was called in to make a Viet' ate family.                             at the Philipsburg State Gen-school milk program, in opera- ConS retreat to the coast as Mr. Callahan was a member erai Hospital; improved,  the tion in Pennsylvania since 1954, costlv as Possible. of Trinity Methodist Church, the Mental Health Facilities oper- E entering Route 879, and then E pulled and struck the rig oper- E ated by Gerald W. Reeder, 35, = of Bellefonte. Per. Democrats -(From Page 1)- fir?T th�   7 a      7 C3Ught the funeral home Tuesday from in� the system of state parks service. Heart Fund Sunday Collections Top $750 ---......^------------iviemai neann faculties op _-------------- and witll jt the scjj00j iunch   In an offshoot of Operation Rotary Club of Clearfield, a 33rd ated by the Commonwealth. s    Reeder swerved his rig to the program White Wing, the 1st Cavalry re- Degree member of the F. and A.    Rep. Fulmer said that in the s left in an attempt to avoid the    Th, nnl, niha, e,,,,____:,  nnri�j � v*** uu\�a >�       r>- �- s collision. Following tl 5 the truck ran off the 1 me scnooi miiK price authorized neauquarters ior tne Allied the  Tall Cedars of Lebanon, vision; extension of Civil Serv s the road and came to rest b the pennsyivanja Milk Con- coastal campaign 300 miles Curwensville, and the Pitch ice coverage; upgrading pro = against the guy wire of a utility tfol Commission xhe price for north of Saigon. Since White Pine Hunting Camp. fessional licensing; derailing of E Ti,m,n�, � via *oaa. school milk is $.0175 per half- Wi"S began. the cavalrymen Funerai services will be held the insurance gravy train; elec = iha *? ffJ. ^tedtasr00^ pint less than that charged to report they have killed 1,072 Wednesday afternoon at 2 tion law. liquor code and penal = S? to thHtimv^nv^J!; !1S restaurants and other whole- Viet Cong, captured 246 and 0.clock in the Fred B. Leavy code reform = f �TJfaT2 y g y sale  outlets.  This  reduction, seized 202 weapons. Funeral Home with the Rev>    Rep. Fulmer said his voting = nVma�J w� �t .t �i nnn ), Passed on by the milk dealers, The Canberras were strafing Willis W. Willard D. D. offici- record shows support for i = a ^-^n%^r/av at, kTJ, meant a saving of $38,174.08 to Viet Cong positions while South ating. Burial will be in Crown sound .conservation program in = riSSnipSf." Clearfield County schools in Vietnamese regiments were re- Crest Memorial Park. j eluding clean streams legisla-= State Trooper^ Marshall Mc- 1964 65' acc�rding to the asso- Ported inheavy contact with the Friends wiU be received at tion and programs for expand I Dade listed Ralph Aldeman, 16, ciation. 5 of Curwensville, as the only per- Economically, the proposed S son injured in the accident. He budet reduction means a loss = was an occupant in a car oper- to local milk Producers, remov-= ated by Donald A. Riddle, 30, in� one of their sources for = also of Curwensville class I milk, and a reduction =    The accident occurred as Jo- also m fluid milk consumption. E seph Malinsky, 38, of New Mill- The cost of school lunches, al-= port, rounded a curve and went ready prohibitive to some lower 5 to swing around a vehicle park-  income families, will have to be E ed partly on the highway. His raised, pricing these lunches out E view was obscured by the park- of reach for even more families, S ed car and he crashed head-on the association claimed = into the oncoming car operated E by Mr. Riddle. E     Both cars were reported trav-E eling at a low rate of speed. =    A former Grassflat man who was injured in a car-tractor- Dean Fisher of Williamsport, trailer mishap Thursday on a member of the State Liquor Route 22, three miles west of Control Board, was considered Duncansville, today is listed in the likely nominee for the sec-"poor"condition in Mercy Hos- ond spot last week but was pital at Altoona. blocked for the nomination. Herbert Baumgardner, 22, of Reports had it that certain Indiana, a passenger in the se- leaders were fearful that the dan that struck the trailer, suf- board's enforcement of the liq-fered cuts about the face, mouth uor laws might become an issue and throat, and possible frac- in the campaign, tures of the skull, jaws and fa- Tonight's political agenda cial bones. A hospital spokesman called for a $50-a-plate fund-said that Mr. Baumgardner's raising dinner at the farm show condition had been listed as building to fill the Democratic "critical" Saturday. treasury. --Casey, U.S.  Sen.  Joseph  S. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Clark and two former Demo-Thirteen states from Maine to cratic governors, David L. Law-Montana remained in the grip rence and George M. Leader, of a bitter Arctic cold wave to- were listed as featured spcak-day. ers. For International Falls, Minn., Judges Palmer and Stout and it was the seventh consecutive Miss Blatt were also scheduled day the thermometer has not to appear along with three new risen above zero. This morn- Democratic mayors who defeat-ing's low was -31. ed Republican incumbents  in The subfreezing temperatures last year's municipal elections, also pushed into the Deep South     They are Mayors Louis J. Tul- gime. Most of the other changes will use men already in the government, although some will be added to take on a variety of new tasks. Ky said special commissions had been created to deal with the flood of refugees into government-held areas and the sometimes dissident but anti-Communist Montagnards, primitive tribesmen in the central highlands. Other .commissions were established to run South Viet Nam's overcrowded ports and concentrate on supply bottlenecks;      ''      � - : Of the war, Ky said the aim of his government and the United States was to apply unrelenting pressure oh the Communists. "Our policy and that of our allies is to give them no rest at all," he said. He said the South Vietnamese forces would continue to fight until the Viet Cong were eradicated. He said the Communists are "suffering very heavy losses" and that the government was ready for any new offensive that might be launched by North Vietnamese troops! fire on the second pass Within seven minutes, an Army helicopter piloted by Maj. Golbert R. Hickenbottom of Sacramento, Calif., and WO Theodore Dexter of Fayetteville, N.C., picked up the two airmen. The heavy action brought a vow from Premier Nguyen Cao PHILIPSBURG-Initial Heart Ky to continue fighting the Viet Fund Sunday collections in this Cong until they are eradicated area of Centre County topped from South Viet Nam. He said $750 yesterday as volunteer they are "suffering very heavy workers made house-to-house losses" and that they could ex- contacts, area chairman Alfred pect no rest or negotiations with Chieppor announced today, the government. It is expected that this year's contributions will surpass those of all prior years while snow spread through the Ozarks. Richmond, Va., shivered in a 17-degree reading. lio of Erie, Alexander J. Jaffurs of Wilkinsburg and James J. Walsh of Scranton. With $300 already received in U.S. Ambassador Henry Cab- the fund to date from business ot Lodge and the commander of industry, clubs, organizations U.S. forces in Viet Nam, Gen. and special gift contributions William C. Westmoreland, flew the fund now stands at better to the 1st Cavalry's base at An than $1,050 Khe in the central highlands to Where families were not home participate in a ceremony re- during yesterday's visitation naming the base camp Radcliff workers left envelopes address after the first member of the ed to the heart association. Con-new division to die in battle.       tributions may be mailed di Maj. Donald G. Radcliff, 37, rectly in those envelopes of Denver, a helicopter pilot, was killed Aug. 18 when he landed an advance party near Chu Lai. His widow and two children live in Columbus, Ga. About 25 mortar shells fell into a U.S. artillery battery and battalion headquarters area six miles south of Da Nang, causing what American officials de scribed as light casualties. A patrol sent out to pursue the Vict Cong engaged 15 or 20 guerrillas in a brisk skirmish. Other Viet Cong shells exploded in a Marine company command post west of Tain Ky, 35 miles south of Da Nang, where U.S. forces launched a multibat-tajion campaign Saturday to trap the Viet Cong's 1st Regiment in the Phuoc Valley. 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p. m. "and on and recreation areas "... *tK, u,,,_ nt    Other programs he supported Wednesday until the hour of Jndude ,^,ation whichwcreat ed the Department of Commun ity Affairs; provided for the most liberal (for the individual) emminet domain law in the country; created the Arts Council; established the Manpower Rcgraining Program; provided for salary increases for state employes; and revised the banking and Borough Codes Rep. Fulmer is a member of Amvets Post No. 159 at Philipsburg. Merger Approved PITTSBURGH (AP) - The West Penn Automobile Club and the Pittsburgh Motor Club said today their members have overwhelmingly approved a merger plan. The combined organization will be known as the West Penn Motor Club, and will be affiliated with the American Automobile Association and the Pennsylvania Motor Federation. Effective dale of the merger is April. Members of both clubs will automatically become mem bers of the merged club. Government, -(From Page 1)- wensville, 7 a. m. to 6 p. m.; and Philipsburg, 7 a. m. to 6:30 p. m. There is an exception to the federal office closings. C. E. Spencer, manager of the Stale College District Social Security Office, announced that the holiday will not be observed in the Social Security offices. A representative from t h e district office will be on duty in the lounge at the Philipsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars II o m e, Front and Spruce streets, from 9:30 to noon tomorrow. Mr. Spencer said the decision to conduct business as usual on the holiday, was based on the need to give additional opportunity to workers and others who found difficulty in calling at the office during usual hours. Negotiations for New -(From Page 1) -- ing national bituminous coal wage agreement. We shall meet with Edward G. Fox, president and other representatives of the Bituminous Coal Operators Association. "The UMW's proposals to the operators will be based on authority granted' the negotiators at the four-day meeting of the 200-man National Policy Committee in union headquarters Feb. 14-17. "District and local union officials and rank and file coal miners from each of the UMW's bituminous coal districts in the United States participated in the policy meetings. "They advised me and my associate officers, Vice President George Titler and Secretary-Treasurer John Owens, in detail of their desires for amendments to the existing contract. "The union will, as it always has, take into consideration all economic factors in attempting to reach an equitable settlement. 'Contract talks are expected to continue for the time being without any notice of termination of the existing agreement by either side." By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Accidents killed 22 persons in Pennsylvania over the weekend -a record for 1966. Stock Market NEW YORK (AP)-Copper and selected stocks were strong in mixed market early today. Trading was active. Alcoa ..................... 87 American Can ............. 5914 Amn. Tel and Tel ........ 60V� Bethlehem Steel .......... 375/ii Chrysler .................. 56V� Ford Motors ....... General Electric .. General Motors . General Pub. Util. 1. 15. M. ............ Murphy Co., G.C. . New York Central . Penney Co., J. C. . Penria. Railroad ... Pitts. Plate Glass . Sears, Roebuck Stand. Oil-New Jer Union Carbide ..... U. S. Steel 53% 112'/8 ioo y8 30^2 512Vs 23V4 86i/a 6214 69% 78 58" i 7fi58 67% u Westinghouse Elec. 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