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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 1, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania I Today's Chucklia An optimist is a fishermar who brings along a camera. THE Progress Reader's Tip For a weather review and preview, turn to Page 6. Vol. 60 - No. 77 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Po., Friday, April 1, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Terrorist Attack Shatters U. S. Billet Roif Strike's fffecf Grows.. Union Fights Injunction, Heads for Higher Court By NEIL GILBRIDE AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The railroad firemen's union headed for a higher court today to fight an injunction against their strjice on eight major lines as rolling effects of the wallcout showed up in auto plant shutdowns, highway commuter jams and mail movement trouble. Service on the lines was crip-plied in 38 states from coast to coast and Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirlz said he sa\y,no immediate end to the stoppage. The secretary had just made a direct appeal to the union's chief on the basis of "a very great national interest." The biggest immediate effects appeared in operations of the giant General Motors Corp. which shut down six plants in Michigan, idling 13,000 workers, for lack of incoming parts and shipping for finished cars. About 46,000 more of the industry's workers, including 33,-500 in GM plants in Detroit, Flint and Pontiac, Mich., were sent home early. In Ohio and Texas, Ford and Chrysler workers went on short shifts. And at Kansas City a GM official said another 8,200 in plants in that area would be affected if the strike continued. Commuters were in trouble in various areas, and emergency measures were adopted for movement of mail at some The strike appeared to be a showdown in the seven-year battle between the railroad industry and the AFL-CIO Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen over the elimination of some 18,000 Firemen's job.s. "I have not given an affirmative answer," said H. E. Gilbert, union president after a three-hour meeting in which Wirtz asked him to order 8,000 strikers back to work. Both Wirtz and Gilbert said the prospect was for the strike to continue. SUike Disrupts Wide Area Of PennsY Operafion PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Pennsylvania Raibroad has shut down all its rail service west of Harrisburg because ot a surprise strike of 8,000 firemen. A railroad spokesman, in niak ing the announcement Thursday night, said passenger service and freight operations between Harrisburg and Chicago would be resumed "as quickly as con dilions permit." No disruptions were reported in Pennsy's operations cast of Harrisburg. A few pickets were reported at the engine house of Pennsy's train yard at Osce- Please Tiu-n to Page 6, Col. i Council Approves $344,000Budget For Clearfield With only a few minor changes Clearfield Borough Council last nigbt adopted its proposed 1966 budget - one that leaves less than $350 unallocated in proposed expenditures for boroughi services. The budget approved at a special session sets anticipated income at $344,946.08 and expenses at $344,597.-97. This will leave an unappropriated balance of ---4$348.n. The largest amount of revenue Three Clearfield Students Enter Science fair Three Clearfield High School students will compete in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science at Johnstown April 29 and 30. The trio moved up to the statewide event with winning entries in the regional science fair held recently at State College. They went to the regionals after copl^ihl" awards af*'Tlie Clearfield Area fain Competing in the Junicft- High Physical Science Division', at Johnstown will be Lee Smith, an eighth grader, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar L. Smith, Mont- Please Turn to^Page 6. Col. 2 New Absentee Ballot Fprms Are Must The Clearfield County Commissioners have advised that there has been a revision in the application forms for civilian absentee ballots and that applicants for absentee ballots must file the new form. The Commissioners said that the Board of Elections has been receiving applications on the old forms. They emphasized that anyone wishing to apply for an absentee ballot must pick up the new forms in the Commissioners office. will be from three sources of taxes - real estate, per capita and wage. In connection with the budget, the councilmen adopted resolutions retaining the real estate tax at 10 mills and the per capita tax at $5. At the end of last year they had set the wage tax which went into effect Jan. 1 at one half of one per cent. One of the new allocations in this year's budget is a provision for a borough employes' retirement plan in which employes will pay 20 per cent of the an nuial paymeht-ahd the 'borough the remaining 80 per cent. Twelve present employes are eligible. The contract for furnishing the ponsion plan was awarded to the George Dimeling Insurance agency. Councilman Roy Wise, chairman of the personnel committee which studied the pension plan, explained it in detail and said that the Dimeling agency had proposed the plan "best designed and fairest for borough employes and the most stable for the borough." Borough employes will become eligible for the pension when they reach the age of 65, provided they have worked for the borough at least 10 years. The resolution awarding the contract for the retirement plan to the Dimeling agency also made it mandatory that full-time borough employes join the plan. Inside The Progress Classified Ads .... 12, 13,14 Hints From Heloise .... 16 Comics ................. 15 News From Around World 6 Sports .............. 10, 11 Obituaries ............... 3 Hospital News .......... 14 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News....... 8, 9, 16 Today in History ........ 4 Church News'...... 2, 5, 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 W/NDY Mostly cloudy and windy tonight with occasional snow flurries in the northern sections. Low 20 to 38. Mostly cloudy and cooler Saturday with snow flurries. Sunrise 5:54-Sunset 6:38 Clearfield River level Thursday 7 p. m. - 4.40 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 4.40 feet (stotionary). Clearfield Weather Friday low 32; High 44. Overnight low 12. Precipitation (trace). Mid - State Airport Thursday low 25; High 39. Overnight low 31. Five - Day Forecast April 2-6: Temperatures will average eight to 12 degrees beloW the normal highs of 49 to 55, and lows of 32 to 34. If will be well below normal over the weekend, but becoming' warmer early next week ond colder again around fhe middle of the week. Precipitation will average one - quarter 1o one-half inch liquid ai scattered rain or snow fineman Charges Wiretapping Use In State Raid PHILADELPHIA (.\P) - A member of a special state House committee investigating the state police says he has evidence they conducted a 1963 vice raid in Pittsburgh after apparently purchasing and installing wiretap devices. The charge was made Thursday by House majority leader Rep. Herbert Fineman, D-Phila. He al.so accused Gov. Scranton of trying to shortcut the committee's investigation of wiretapping because of the upcoming gubernatorial elections. Fine-man made the comments at a forum of the Central YMCA here. Fineman said Scranton wanted to cut off the inquiry because "it was not politically expedient for him to allow further developments to be aired." Referring' to the Pittsburgh raid. Fineman said he had evidence that state police Maj. Willard J. Stanton traveled, lo Miami. Fla., in October, 1963, after telephone calls were made from a state police headquarters lo two electronics firms there. He said Stanton had withdrawn S2.000 from the slate police confidential fund. Fineman said Stanton went directly from Miami to Pittsburgh where state police conducted the raid .soon after. He said subsequent testimony showed that wiretaps liad been placed by "local |)oiice." But he said only stale police parlicipat ed in the raid. Activity Slow In Area Signup For Medicare Last night's deadline for older citizens to sign up for the Medicare program camef and went with little activity reported at the DuBois office of the Social Security Administration. Joseph Kreczkowski, district manager, said that the office was open until midnight but very few persons appeared to sign up. .He attributed this .to news-re^ts yesteiipy'ln'^Iiich President Johnson'J^t}uested a two month extension of the deadline. The total of enrollees through the DuBois office won't be known for two weeks, Mr. KreczkoWski said. � Congress appeared ready to accept the President's proposal, but the question is whether il would act before the Easter recess next Thursday or wait until legislative business is resumed April 18.' In Clearfield County and a section of the Moshannon Valley in Centre County, the si.�;n-up program was conducted by Community Action in Clearfield County, Inc., through the assistance of the Agricultural Extension Service, paid workers, and volunteer workers from the granges and other organizations. It was estimated, according to the 1960 census, that approximately 10,000 persons over C5 lived in Clearfield County and an additional 2,000 in the Moshannon Valley section of Centre County. A spokesman from the Community Action office said this morning that they fell nearly |�all of these people were contacted. In other figures, the office reported that 1.500 persons were reached through door-to-door contacts: approximately 7,500 contacted through 5,000 telephone calls made by volunteers from the granges and other organizations; and over 1.100 reached through 18 meetings conducted in the area. All 28 granges in the county cooperated with 14 furnishing their grange halls for the meeting places. The Agricultural E.\- Laborites Score Smashing Election Victory in Britain By COLIN FROST LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Harold Wilson returned triumphantly to No. 10 Downing Street todoy, swept back into office by a smashing election victory over Edward Heath and fhe Conservatives. Computer analyses of returns from the general election Thursday predicted Wilson's Laborites would have a majority of at least 95 seats in the pew House of Commons. Labor's majority in the last' House*-'�- was only three. Looking fresh and vigorous despite less than four hours sleep, Wilson, 50, said he would give priority to measures to maintain the strength of the pound sterling as^an international currency. ^ He indicated action to stabilize wages and prices and said, "We really mean business in keeping sterling strong." The first reaction on the international exchanges to Labor's victory was,a^,cShaqj_improve- stock market opened quietly, itidicating that the result had been expected and caused little concern. Wilson discounted suggestions from newsmen that his promise to nationalize the steel industry might frighten foreign holders of sterling. Wilson also hinted at tougiier action against the rebel regime of Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith. "One of Ihe big uncertainties in his (Smith's) mind is now out of the way," said Wilson. "He now knows the government he has to deal with for Ihe next five years." From Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart came assurance that Wilson's government will continue supporting American action in Viet Nam. Wilson has been under pressure from his partj^'s left wing. txr'WtfhdydW"1tH'fe'"support. 'Some comnlentators speculated that the left wing may press him harder now that the government is no longer in danger of defeat in Parliament. But Stewart told a newsman: "We see no reason for change on this policy. The reasons for it have been set out. It has not been decisively challenged in Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Boy Wins Second Spelling Bee District Title Three eighth graders emerged as prize winners in the Moshannon Valley Schools' district elimination of The Progress Spelling Bee last night with the first place winner, Richard Dale, winning his second straight district championship. Qualifying with Richard for the Area Championship Bee April 14 at Clearfield were runner-up Susan Moskcl and third place winner Edwina George. Last night's Bee was the 12th and last of the district eliminations and completed the field ot 40 sixth, seventh and eighth graders who will compete in the chainpionship spelldown. Richard, ISyearold son of Mrs. Wallace Dale of Hannali Even Batman Helps... Easter Sales Soaring Throughout Nation By SALLY RYAN Associated Press Writer Easter sales, buoyed by bright print dresses, shorter skirts, permanent-pressed pants, pink luggage and Batman, are soaring throughout the nation. In a spot survey of stores in many states. The Associated Press found merchants reporting sales up 2 to 45 per cent over 1965. -f--- The National Retail Mer- | _ fe I I Two Clearfield Accidents Cause Damages of $500 Traffic accidents in the area of Clearfield's West Second Avenue last night and this morning cabsed some $500 damage but no injuries to any of the persons involved. Last night at 7 o'clock the chain being used to tow a grader came loose and the grader drifted across West Market Street and struck a pole owned by the Bell Telephone Co. Clearfield Borough police said the grader was being towed by a tractor on Turnpike A\enue. Both pieces of equipment are owned by the Bov/ies Engineering and Mining' Co. and were en route lo the company's office on West Second Avenue. The towing chain accidentally Plca.sc Turn to Page 6. Col. 2 chants As.socialion said department store sales this year are running 11 per cent ahead of 1965 - a record year. A government report noted a 23 per cent gain in department store sales to $435 million the week ended March 19. "The economy is healthier," said George W. Dowdy, executive vice president of a department store in Charlolle. N.C. (Blek Brothers Co.). "There is more money in circulation." But at the same lime "the average price is higher," .said Bill Foster, sales manager of an Austin. Tex., store (Sage Discount Store). In New Orleans, La., where a hurricane struck last fall, it's a case of 'tis an ill wind that blows no good. "There is no such thing as unemployment in New Orleans Communist Targets Are Hit Anew 200 Viet Cong Die In Sharp Encounter With Vietnamese Bv THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. planes poured bombs and rockets on Communist targets in North and South Viet Nam as skies cleared above the 17lh Parallel. But the Viet Cong hit back today with a terrorist attack on a 10-story U.S. officers' billet in Saigon, killing three Americans and at least three Vietnamese and wounding 143. A Vietnamese spokesman credited American fighter-bombers with killing 200 Viet Cong during a sharp clash between the Reds and government forces making a sweep in Binh Dinh Province 273 miles northeast of Saigon. Farther north, the Strategic Air Command's B52s saturated suspected enemy storage and troop concentrations in the western sector of Quang Tri Province, 395 miles from Saigon. The raid was aimed at Communist infiltration routes from Laos. With the first good flying w.cathcr in days. Air Force and Navy pilots flew 50 missions against North Viet Nam Thursday and claimed they knocked out or destroyed 25 trucks.' The Air Force pilots caught a convoy of about 40 vehicles south of Vinh, while Navy; flieri paid another visit lo the'Mugia Pass, a route to Laos iih the North Vietnamese panhandle. A squad of Communist assassins blew up the U.S. Victoria Hotel in Saigon shortly before dawn after gunning down the sentries. There were 113 Americans wounded in the blast, which battered Ihe first five floors of the ,10-story building. The .gbarge .of 400 lo 500 pounds of plastic was loaded onto a vehicle driven directly to the door. Barriers which had offered some protection for the billet had been removed several Please Turn lo Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 5 Gym Accident Victim Still Listed Critical PHILIPSBURG - The condition of John Kelligher, 16-year-old junior al the Philipsburg - Osceola Area Senior High School, "is still. critical." authorities al the Williamsporl General Hospital said today. . The youth, who suffered a broken neck in a gymnasium accident in school Wednesday, is paralyzed from the neck down. He landed on his head while doing a double-flip on the Trampoline. His parents. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ivelligher, who accompanied him to the Williamsporl llo.spital in the ambulance, have rcmaiued Ihere with him. District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 147 Injured ........... 75 Damages ........ S91,8li� Deaths ................ 4 Deaths Elsewhere .. 1 A Year Ago Accidents ........... 175 Injured .............. 105 Damages ....... $13.1,000 Deaths ............. 2 Deaths Elsewhere .... 1 Central District firemen's Board To Meet Sunday PLEASANT GAP - Over 100 volunteer firemen who serve as officials of the Central District Volunteer Firemen's Association will meet here Sunday for the regular spring session of the organization's board of control. The association, numbering som e 2,500 members, represents volunteer firemen in a 20-couuly area of the central part ot the state Included in the association's membership are fire companies from Clearfield and Centre counties. The meeting will include a discussion of recent legislation affecting fire companies, Ihe association's membership drive Don't Look Now, But... It's so unbelievable that we didn't have the nerve to run it on Pa9e I. Only Progress Photographer Jack Zipf saw it . . . and took a picture of it so we're taking his word fpr it. Jack always seems to be on the spot this time of year to snap the top (if somewhat f a n t a s tic) news picture of the year. You can turn to Page 6, fella, and examine the picture. And if you saw it too . . . well, keep it to yourself. Six 143 Killed, Hurt Please Turn lo Page 8, Col. 6 Johnson Meets Witli Cabinet On Inflation By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON (AP) - Administration sources predicted today that President Johnson will withhold spending for some new "Great Society" programs if Congress refuses to make recommended cuts in old govern-menl programs. The forecast came as Johnson called his Cabinet together lo hear proposals and projects on programs which - in his words "could be foregone, or eliminated, or postponed, or stretched out in hope of saving money." Johnson told a news conference Thursday that he hopes to find areas where cutbacks will ease the shortages in labor, manpower and commodities. Construction would be such an area, he said. This would impose on government agencies the type of restraint which John.son asked Wednesday night of business leaders and Thursday of city mayors - cutbacks on spending for new plants, equipment, public works and buildings. Johnson hinted that any substantial savings thus achieved would diminish the prospect of his calling for a general lax increase to prevent recent price advances from becoming a wage-price spiral. But the signs so far from Capitol Hill, he told newsmen, arc that Congress will increase his S112.8-bi!lion budget instead ot reducing it. "If we can impound anything (any appropriated funds) that we don't have to spend, we will do it." Johnson said. A high administration source said the President recognizes that Congress may add as much as $1 billion or $2 billion lo total spending, in the 1967 fiscal year starling July 1, by its reluctance to adopt some cost-cutting recommendations of Johnson's budget. "If Congress insists on keeping up obsolete programs," this official said privately, "the President will have lo cut down on the new programs. "This is a tough situation, but the President feels he has no in Saigon Three Americans Die; 18 Listed Seriously Injured By PETER ARNETT SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Viet Cong terrorists shaltered a U.S. officers' billet today in a predawn attack with machine guns, grenades and a Iruckload of explosives, killing three Americans and at least three Vietnamese and wounding 143. The Americans died in gun battles with the small band of raiders during and after the attack on the 10-story Victoria Hotel. The injured included 113 Americans, at least 18 hurt seriously. The powerful blast .also wounded a number of Vietnamese women and children in nearby homes. It was one of the most devastating terrorist attacks of the war Vietnamese police said two men speeding from the scene on a motorbike were arrested after their vehicle overturned. Police sources said one admitted taking part in the attack. The explosion ripped the hotel's three lower floors apart, smashed windows throughout the building, shattered outside walls as high as the fifth floor, unloosed a torrent ot water from a 12,000-gallon rooftop tank and left a huge crater out front. The water probably prevented a brief electrical fire from turning the building into an inferno. Many of the Americans escaped injury by ducking into bathrooms or under their bunks when they heard the first firing outside the building shortly after 5 a.m. One officer said there had been reports the Viet Cong had slipped 250 pounds of explosive-into the city and intelligence units had been looking for it. U.S. Ambassador Henry Cab- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 U.S. Ground Forces in South Viet Nam Now Total 230,000 WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials report that American ground forces in South Viet Nam increased by 15,000 men during March to a new total of 230,000 - about 75,000 below the Korean War peak. The new total is only 5,000 short of the figure currently authorized for deployment in Vict Nam by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. Including offshore units, the over-all U.S. forces in and about South Viet Nam totals more than 300,000. During the Korean War, U.S. troops and supporting elements in Japan and elsewhere reached a maximum of 473,000. Defense Department officials, reporting this Thursday, said they do not expect a significant increase in draft quotas. This is because, they said, volunteer enlistments have been running al a relatively high level. Group To Roadside fight Litter, Junked Autos Roadside litter and junked aufos caught the eye of the Clearfield County Beautification Committee last night and preliminary plans were made to combat these as well as other eyesores. At a meeting held in the Clearfield Post Office, a subcommittee was named to study ways of getting junked cars off fields, roadsides and back yards and into junkyards. The sub-committee will be expanded to include all sections of the county but named to it by Chairman Homer Mazer last night were; Willis*-�------------ Baumgardner, Cooper Town- ship; Charles PesanskI, Madera; and Jack McGinnis, DuBois. As an example of the problem one committee member reported counting 30 junkers within sight of the highway in only I'ii miles of travel near Clearfield. One of the solutions which the sub-committee will study is the possibility of asking firm.s equipped with trucks to mo\e a small number of such cars as a public service. The roadside litter problem was cnipliasized by a dfsplay of some five Ihi.'.Ir'Is of junk |)irkeii up by two comniiltee members yesterday afternoon Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 County National OKs 50% Stock Dividend, Increase in Capital The County National Bank at a special shareholders meeting March 29 approved se\eral ma jor adjustments in the banli's capital structure. A 50 per cent .stock di\idcnd, increasing the common stock from $500,000 to $750,000. will be effected within the nc.\i .se\ -cral weeks. Following I h e stock dividend Ihe l)ank will sell lo their exisiiii;; stockhoUl ers an additional 12,000 shares al $50 per share, thus creating Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Atteiidance Light At Anti-Poverty Annual Meeting SHAWVILLE - Of the 2,500 citizens in Karlhaus, Covington, Girard and Goshen Townships, only 10 reprosentalives showed up last night for the annual anti-poverty meeting in the Shawville Methodist Community Building. At least all four townships were represented at the meeting which featured reports and discussion of the Area 3 (Down River) Community .Action Committee's work over the past 13 months, including three projects presently in the process of approval or consideration. Preparation of an application for job training al the Karthaus Iron Furnace is under way, reported subcotnmittee chairman II. l.ce Ik'bel of Keewaydin. This program will involve one skilled mason and loader of 10 unskilled men. The four-month project will in\olve a budget of appro.xinialcl.N- S25.000. Mrs. Nina Rougeux of French-villc R. D. 1 reported on Head Start. Ihe preschool summer program for 50 children who qualify accordin.g to the income stan(i;u'ds of the Economic Op-l|ortutiity .Act. Centers will be set up at Please Turn lo Page 3. Col. 3
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