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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 24, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Trying to get a word in edgewise with some people is like trying to thread a sewing machine with the motor running. Progress Reader's Tip District 9 Wrestling Tournament nears. See Page 14. Vol. 60 - No. 46 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, February 24, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY Tide of Battle Turned, Johnson Says * An AP News Analysis: President Sees Standoff In Debate Over Policies By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson's latest report to the nation on his Vietnamese war policy strongly indicates that he feels his critics in Congress have debated their conflicting views to a standoff without impairing his freedom to act as he deems necessary. This view1 of the outcome of the great debate, which is now temporarily subsiding, is, in fact, widely held among Johnson's advisers. One of War's Heaviest... Americans Repel Red Attackers By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - A Viet Cong battalion slashed across a minefield early today and attacked elements of the U. S. 1st Infantry Division in one of the heaviest Communist assaults against the GIs. The Americans beat off the attackers with a barrage of mortar and artillery fire, killing at least 89 Reds and wounding 11, according to reports from the scene. U. S. casualties overall were described as light but some small -*units took mode-ate losses. � - | The 3 Mi-hour battle took place Lawrence Twp. Man Is House Candidate Harry (Chiz) Baney of Kerr Addition, Clearfield R. D., today announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination as a member of the House of Representatives. He will seek to represent the new 74th District of Clearfield County, excluding DuBois City, Sandy and Cooper Townships. Mr. Baney, a former member of the Lawrence Towns hi p Board of Supervisors, is a menu ber of one of 4he township's pioneer families. He is current ly serving.as secretary-treasur er for the Board of Supervisors. During his six-year term as supervisor; he supported many of the updating of township services, including the enactment of the first land use and development ordinances adopted by any Clearfield County township, increased township support of its fire companies, installation of .township sewer districts and preliminary steps that led to township planning. He also served as secretary Please Turn to Page 13, Col. 5 Curwensville Dam Nears Normal Level CURWENSVILLE - The Curwensville Dam was within a few inches of normal pool today, eleven days after it began back: ing up water during the heavy rain and thaw on the weekend of Feb. 13. ' It was the first major test of the big flood control dam which stored flood water to a height of more than 30 feet above normal. Curtis Klobe, operator of the dam for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, said the water was at a sea level elevation of 1,-155.4 early today, or approximately four inches higher than normal. near Ta Binh in the jungles 30 miles north of Saigon, where thousands of infantrymen on Operation Mastiff have been looking for several hard-core Viet Cong regiments since Monday. A U.S. Marine company battled another Viet Cong battalion equipped with automatic weap ons outside Ky My, a village near Da Nang, 380 miles northeast of Saigon. With armed helicopters backing them up, the Leathernecks killed 25 Communists and put the rest to flight, a Marine spokesman said. Down the coast, a Marine patrol, spotted 20 Viet Cong near Chu Lai and called in howitzers to fire on them. The Marines spotted only six fleeing the scene and presumed the rest were either killed or wounded. ,. Despite heavy rain, American jets hit North Viet Nam again Wednesday, using radar in some cases to get on target, spokesmen reported. Navy carrier planes flew six missions at altitudes of 500 to 2,000 feet, pounding a highway 36 miles southwest .of Vinh and a river Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Purdy Orders Probe of State Police Devices HARRISBURG (AP)-Col. E. Wilson Purdy, state police commissioner, said a full scale investigation has been undertaken by his department into reports that detectives sometimes used illegal wire tapping devices in criminal probes. Purdy's announcement Wednesday night came after he had been called into Gov. Scranton's office earlier in the day to discuss testimony given by a state police detective at a House committee hearing. Meanwhile, Milton Shapp, an independent Democrat seeking his party's gubernatorial nomination, called on Scranton to fire Purdy. Purdy had no comment on Shapp, but regarding the meet- They believe, as presidential assistant McGeorge Bundy suggested Wednesday, that the hawks and the doves have been arguing chiefly with each other, leaving Johnson full scope to carry on the limited war against Communist conquest. In a talk at the National Press Club-here Bundy said it appears that among Congress members the discontent is more "with other sectors of the Congress, in real terms, than with the policies of the administration." The view is debatable. Doubtless both "doves" and "hawks" in Congress - those Who urge some quick way be found to end the war and those who favor stepped-up military action - disagree with it. Both sides have primarily attacked the administration rather than each other. Yet Johnson's view of the outcome of the argument is of critical importance; he is the executive with the power of decision and action. Johnson's speech in New York Wednesday night emphasized repeated assurances that he does not intend to, escalate the war and does not believe a wider War is inevitable. Having studied the debate of the last several weeks, he appeared to have decided that the major question posed for his comment lay in expressed fears that the Vietnamese conflict might lead to war with China and perhaps even nuclear war with the So- CONGRESSIONAL REAPPORTIONMENT - State Sen. Ma rvin Keller (R-Bucks), chairman of the State Senate Apportionment Committee, poses with a Pennsylvania map diagrammed to show the new Congressional Dis- tricts approved by Republican Legislators at Harris-burg. The Democrats have not approved the plan as yet. (AP Wirephoto) Former Sheriff Will Run For Senate Seat Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Lf. Gov. Shafer DUBOIS - Lf. Gov. Raymond J P. Shafer, candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, will be the speaker for the DuBois Lincoln Day Dinner Friday, March 11. The affair will be held in the , Litts Club at 6:30 p. m. It is I HOUTZDALE - Former Clear- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 being sponsored by the DuBois fidd County Sheriff James B. Council of Republican Women. Reese, above, of Houtzdale, has A reception for dinner guests announced that he is a candi-will be held in the club's Trophy date for, the Republican nomina-Room starting at 5:30 p. m. tion to the Pennsylvania State Lt. Gov. Shafer, who has been Senate from the new 34th sena-endorsed as the gubernatorial torial district comprising the candidate by the state Republi- counties of Clearfield, Centre, can organization, served in the Cameron and Clarion. Pennsylvania State Senate prior Mr. Reese is a partner in to being elected lieutenant gov- Reese Brothers Contracting Co. ernor. Before that he served He was graduated from the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 13, Col 7 Formal Call Delayed... Special Session To Open Monday HARRISBURG (AP) - The governor's office says a special session of the General Assembly definitely will convene next Monday, but the formal call is being delayed. A call had been expected from Gov. Scranton on Tuesday and aaain Wednesday, but he postponed it apparently to give opposing parties more time to resolve differences over congressional reappor- �----- Dismissal Of Redisricting Suit Asked PHILADELPHIA (AP)-Atty. Gen. Walter E. Alessandroni of Pennsylvania asked three federal judges today to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to review reapportionment of Pennsylvania's legislature by the state Supreme Court. Alessandroni, in asking for dismissal of two separate actions filed in the past week, declared that the federal court is "without jurisdiction." He said the U. S. Supreme Court in November 1964 had directed the state Supreme Court to reapportion the General Assembly and this was" done Feb. 4. While the complaints challenge Jack Conmy, the governor's press secretary, said there will be a special session, but he added the call would be delayed while specific subjects were considered. Conmy said the governor had not ruled out inclusion of congressional reapportionment in the wide range of topics to be acted upon. Scranton has said that he would want the legislative leadership of both parties to be in general agreement before taking up reapportionment on the floors of the House and Senate. Republican legislators disclosed details of a new plan for reapportionment of the state's 27 congressional districts on an equal population basis, but the Democratic leadership had nothing good to say about it. The GOP plan would reapportion Philadelphia's five districts along the lines proposed by the Committee of 70, a civic organization in that city. House Majority Leader Josh- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Jo Hays Asks Democratic Nod For Pa. Senate - Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 STATE COLLEGE - Jo Hays, above, of State College, former state senator from the 34th District of Clearfield and Centre counties, has announced his candidacy on the Democratic ticket as senator from the expended, four-county district. Mr. Hays said that he is circulating petitions in the four counties - Clearfield, Centre, Cameron and Clinton - to have his name placed on the ballot. "I invite all party members who want a senator who will work assiduously for the interests of all his constituents Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Jury Finds Man Guilty; Another Trial Under Way Daniel Lee Hart of Hopewell R. D., was found guilty yesterday of fornication and was sentenced to pay a fine of $100, all costs of prosecution and remain on parole for one year. The 21-ycar-old road construction worker was charged with fornication and corrupting the morals of a minor. The incident involved a 17-year-old mentally retarded girl. The jury of ten women and two men were out approximately an hour before returning with the verdict finding Hart guilty of fornication but not guilty of corrupting the morals of a minor. Leo T. Walk Sr., who was scheduled for trial yesterday afternoon, decided to enter a plea of guilty rather than go before a jury. He will be sentenced at the March Plea Court session. Walk, who has been serving Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Snow flurries tonight with little change in temperature, low 22 to 28. Friday considerable cloudiness and little temperature change. Sunrise 6:53-Sunset 5:58 Former Philipsburg Man Awaiting Trial MIAMI, Fla. (AP - Special to The Progress) - No trial date has been set yet for Robert W. Ball, 47, a former resident of Philipsburg R. D., who is free on $50,000 bail on a sec ond degree murder charge. Ball, a millionaire real estate developer, is accused of killing his estranged wife and a male friend in her bedroom last Aug 2. Ball himself was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with the other man. He was president of the form er Howard Coal Mining Co. at Philipsburg before selling the company in the mid-50s and moving to Florida. Cleartielder Is New Editor Of Penn State Paper Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. m. - 5.00 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.00 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Wednesday low 26; High 42. Overnight low 29. Mid - State Airport Wednesday low 21; High 35. Overnight low 25. State Police Probe Hit-Run Accident State police from the Clearfield Substation are continuing investigation of a hit-and-run accident near Woodland yesterday at 1:20 p. m. Dorothy J. Kileen, 24, of Woodland R. D., told Trooper Paul Shapanus that she was turning off Route 322 into Legislative Route 17053 when an unidentified car passed the truck behind her, struck the left front of her car and then continued on without stopping. Miss Kileen was not injured and damage to her station wagon was estimated at $100. Police said the hit-and-run car was a 1955 or '56 Mercury sedan. While President Travels... Ghana Regime Is Overthrown By KENNETH L. WHITING ACCRA, Ghana (AP) - Led by a colonel, the army revolted today and overthrew the Kwame Nkrumah government. It declared him ousted from the presidency. The self-styled redeemer, designated president for life after Ghana won its independence, was en route to North Viet Nam as the army moved in. Peking Radio said he was being honored at a dinner in the Chinese capital. It reported no reaction to the 4--:- coup. William F. Lee, above, of Clearfield has been named editor of The Daily Collegian, student newspaper of The Pennsylvania State University, for the 1966-67 school year. Mr. Lee, 20, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Asbury W. Lee 111, 913 Old Town Road, and is in his junior year at Penn State on a four-year journalism scholarship from The Progress. He has been employed as a staff writer by The Progress during summer vacations and school Please Turn to Page 13, Col. 4 What effect the army takeover will have on Ghanaian foreign policy was not clear. Nkrumah frequently supported the Communist line in world affairs, but also accepted Western aid in developing Ghana's aluminum resources. (Reports reaching Dakar said violent fighting was taking place around the presidential palace and that Nkrumah's personal guard has refused to lay down its arms as demanded.) The predawn coup led by elements of the second brigade was announced by Radio Ghana. Fighting between troops and president's security guards was continuing four hours later in Nkrumah's Flagstaff House residence. Small-arms fire could be heard and smoke from burning Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Inter-City Dinner Slated at Coalport COALPORT - The annual Inter - City Dinner will be held in the Coalport Loyal Order of the Moose Ballroom Tuesday, March 22. Speaker will be Dr. Dana Still of Clarion State College. The event is sponsored by the Coalport-lrvona Rotary Club, Coalport Lions Club, Coalport Area Chamber of Commerce, B-C'-I Business and Professional Womens Club and the B-C-I Industrial Development Association. The Rotary Club will host the affair this year with Joseph Leyo Jr., Rotary president, as general chairman. Tickets are now on sale from members of the sponsoring organizations. Belief onte Man Seeks County Republican Past BELLEFONTE - John A. Harris, 38, above, former district attorney for Centre County and now in private law practice, has announced his candidacy for the chairmanship of the County Republican Committee. Mr. Harris, in stating his view of this office, said: "The county chairman's function is not only to insure the election of competent Republicans to office, but to conduct the affairs of the party in a Pledges No Mindless Escalation' President Optimistic In Speech Answering Critics of Policies By FRANK CORMIER NEW YORK (AP) - President Johnson, pledging no "mindless escalation" of the war in Viet Nam, says "the tide of battle has been turned there." Johnson, in a national television-radio address from a hotel ballroom here, said Wednesday night the United States fights in Viet Nam for a limited objective -"to prevent the success of aggression"-and is using the minimum necessary force "under what I believe is careful control." The war, he said, never will be expanded into a direct conflict with Communist China "by any act of ours-and not if there is any reason left behind the wild words from Peiping." Reflecting some of the optimism that has seemed evident among top Washington officials in recent weeks, Johnson said flatly the tide of battle has been turned. While he did not elaborate, he apparently based the statement on reports of mouting Communist casualties and defections. Johnson's address in accepting the annual national Freedom Award of Freedom House, a nonpartisan organization, represented a reply to critics of his Viet Nam policy. And even as he began to speak, the voice of dissent was heard. A man in the formally attired audience rose at the back of the ballroom and shouted, "Mr. President, peace in Viet Nam." Secret Service agents and police hustled him out. Identified as James Peck, 51, of the War Registers League, he had paid $25 for a dinner ticket and, before his outburst, had doffed his tie and tux jacket and unbuttoned his shirt to expose a tee shirt emblazoned "Peace in Viet Nam." Peck was charged with resisting arrest and disrupting a lawful meeting. Bond was set at $3,-000. Almost simultaneously, sirens were heard inside the ballroom Please Turn to Page 13, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col 2 Anti-Poverty Unit Submits Applications For Three Projects PHILIPSBURG-Project programs for the beautification of South Park, the Cold Stream recreational area, and the Kiwanis Chalet Park were approved last night at a special meeting of Area 9-A, Community Action in Clearfield County Inc. Applications totalling approximately $30,000 are being submitted to the county office for approval. From there they will be forwarded to Washington for consideration under the anti-poverty program. Twenty - five representatives from Rush Township, South Philipsburg and Philipsburg attended the meeting held in the Borough Council chambers. Mrs. Marian Runk, chairman, con- Please Turn to Page 13, Col. 3 Sandy Ridge Area Told Better Phone Service in Works SANDY RIDGE - Residents of this area have been assured of improved telephone facilities - more lines with fewer families on each, and an outdoor public phone. Joseph H. LaClair, Altoona District manager, and R. L. Ulery, Clearfield District manager of the Bell Telephone Co., spoke and showed slides last night at a special meeting of the Mountain Top Fire Company. The officials were asked to sec if communication conditions could be improved in the community and rates lowered to correspond to the surrounding Please Turn to Page 13, Col. 6 Inside The Progress Classified Ads.......16,17 Hints From Heloise ...... 8 Comics .................. 19 News From Around World 6 Sports ............... 14, 15 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... 17 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ........ 3, 7, 20 School News ............ 12 Sunday School Lesson____18 More on Scholarships .... 5
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