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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 2, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Toda/s Chuckle .Time may be a great healer, but it certainly is no beauty operator. The Progress Readar's Tip Our readers write . . . and send a picture. See Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 78 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Mosfiannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, April 2, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Resumption of Rail Service Neors Marines Look For Viet Cong 581 Operations Turn Up Ortly Handful of Foe By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Two U.S. Marine divisions working out of Da Nang and Chu Lai broke up into numerous small units today in a new search for the elusive Viet Cong and reported that 581 various operations turned up only a handful of the enemy. The Leathernecks conducted patrols, laid ambushes, set up listening posts, scdut, sniper and search and destroy missions in the central coastal plains once bristling with bands of Viet Cong. They killed eight Viet Cong, captured two' and got two weapons. Eight sampans were sunk. The experience of the Marines was duplicated by the U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, Division in a two-brigade search for a North Vietnamese regiment which put up a stiff fight in the Chu Phong mountains along the Cambodian border. But now the enemy regiment apparently has chosen to fade away. The only contact made today was a flash fight with a platoon. Associated Press photographer Rick Mcrron reported one company of the Air Cavalry ran into the platoon at 1 p.m. only about 100 yards from the spot where the troopers killed more than 100 of the enemy Wednesday. The firefight was brisk but brief. Nine Viet Cong were killed. The 2nd Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division scouring 25 miles northwest of Saigon also failed to uncover any major Viet Cong units. But it had minor contact today when an enemy gi^enade attack was launched from ambush. The infantry retorted in kind, killing two Viet Cong, and capturing a Chinese Communist carbine, four U.S. hand grenades and documents. The infantry also counted two dead Viet Cong snipers during Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Improvement Noted In Pastor's Condition GRAMPIAN-The Rev. Douglas Hine-Butler of Grampian who suffered severe head injuries in a traffic accident March 12, is reported improved Physicians at the Presbyterian Hospital at Pittsburgh said that although he has improved some he is still not completely out of the coma in which he has been in since the accident. The Rev. Mr. Butler suffered a heart attack seconds before his car crashed into a tractor-trailer at Luthersburg. , �-� � WINTER'S STILL AROUND - Die-hard Old Man Winter played a return engagement in the Clearfield Counly-Moshannon Valley area during the night and left up to two inches of snow in some sections of the district. In this scene White Oaks Farm, Clearfield R. D., is framed by pasture fence. (Progress Photo) 10,000 March at Da Nang... Viet Nam Criticize Demonstrators Saigon, U. S. By GEORGE ESPER DA NANG, South Viet Nam (AP) - Some 10,000 demonstrators, including a number of uniformed South Vietnamese soldiers, paraded through the streets of Da Nang today, carrying signs criticizing the Saigon government and the United Stales. Smaller demonstrations were held in Hue and Saigon. A group of Boy Scouts at Da Nang carried a sign reading: "Down with the Americans' attempt of objecting to the forming of a Vietnamese National Assembly." Other marchers included Buddhist monks and nuns and about 2,000 South Vietnamese soldiers, sailors and officers up to the rank of major. In Saigon, medical students held a clamorous anligovern-ment meeting where speakers criticized the conduct of Anien-can soldiers in the city. In the old imperial capital of Hue, 50 miles north of Da Nang, 3,000 persons demonstrated for a return to civilian government through national elections. The demonstrations were similar to others held recently throughout the country. All the demonstrations have Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 2 Clearfield Street Project Under Way Clearfield borough crews are engaged in widening Cemetery Road to 30 feet to help elimin ate dangerous driving conditions. The embankment side of the road from Market Street is being cleared and leveled to add an additional 10 feet to the street. Borough Council had received Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Snow flurries ending with partial clearing tonight,, low 25 to 34. Sunday increasing cloudiness and a little warmer with rain likely by evening. Sunrise 5:53-Sunset 6:39 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 4.55 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 4.55 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Friday low 33; High 50. Overnight low 36. Precipitation .18 inches (trace of snow). Mid - State Airport Friday low 31; High 51. Overnight low 30. Ivideiice Weighed In Century's New 'MonlieY Trial' By BILL SIMMONS LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -Chancellor Murray Reed weighed evidence today for his declaratory judgment in the century's second "monkey trial." Bolh sides said they would appeal, first to the State Supreme Court and then the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary. Reed gave opposing sides 40 days in which to file additional information and replies to Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Hyde Easter Egg Hunt Set April 9 The Hyde Volunteer Fire Co. v/ill sponsor an Easter Egg hunt next Saturday afternoon for youngsters of the community to age 10. The firemen will assist with the hunt to be held at the ball diamond. Three areas will be roped off for those children up to four, up to seven and up to 10 years of age. A variety of prizes will be awarded during the hunt, a spokesman for the company said. Three Cars Damaged In Accident Near Clearfield Today A skidding car crashed into a parked car and another vehicle early this morning on Route 153 about a half mile outside of Clearfield causing some $1,250 damage. No one was injured in the collision at 12:20 a. m. Slate police reported a car driven by Theron Lawhead, 43, of Clearfield R. D. 2, started to make a right turn into a parking lot. Eugene C. Kelley, ,24, of 311 Ogden Ave., Clearfield, M^as approaching the Lawhead car when he saw it start the turn. He applied hia brakes and his car went into a skid on the wet highway, struck a parked car Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Hints From Heloise ... 12 Comics ......11 News From Around World 10 Sports ............... 6, 7 Obituaries .............. 10 Hospital News ........ 3, 9 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ........ 12 Today in History ........ 4 School News ............ 2 Church News ............ 5 Hello World .............. 9 Youth's<mditioh At Williantsport Still Critical WILLIAMSPORT - "His condition remains the sartie. There is no change," authorities at the Williamsport General Hospital said today regarding 16-year-okl John Kelligher, who suffered a broken neck Wednesday in gym class in the Philipsburg-Osceola Area Senior High School. The youth's condition has been critical for the past three days. After hitting his head while doing a double-flip on the Trampoline, he was taken by ambulance to the Philipsburg State General Hospital and then trans-fered to the Williamsport Hospital. He is paralyzed from the neck down. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kelligher of Chester Hill, accompanied him on the ambulance trip and have remained with him. Railroad Cars Derail KARTHAUS - A number of cars of a New York Central train were derailed near Karthaus last night. Railroad officials could not be reached for comment this morning but it was reported 14 empty coal cars left the tracks with several of them heavily damaged. Detour Starts Monday On IV. front St. The State Highway Department's District 2 Office at Clearfield announced today that West Front Street at Clearfield from Nichols to Race streets will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday at 9 a. m. The closing is necessitated by the reconstruct ion of Front Street for the relocation of Route 153. Detour signs will direct traffic from the Nichols Street bridge down River Road to Race Street.;isi-npt Igiown,at this tinie how long the detour will be in effect, a department spokesman said that it will probably be at least all summer. However, persons living along the street will be afforded access by intersecting streets and right-of-way will be provided for ambulances and fire trucks. Persons Iravclmg from downtown Clearfield to the senior high school. Driving Park, hospital or points north are advised to follow Nichols Street and Turnpike Avenue or the River Road - Race Street detour. Easter Egg Hunt Set Tomorrow At Clearfield Park Clearfield area youngsters can join in the fun tomorrow afternoon in an Easter egg hunt in the Driving Park. The hunt is sponsored annually by the Clearfield Area Jaycees for all youngsters 10 years of age or under. It will get under way at 2:30 p. m. with all participants assembling in front of the exposition hall for instructions. Some 40 Clearfield business firms have donated prizes for Union President Offers To End 3-Day Strike WASHINGTON (AP) - A 38-state rail road strike today entered its third day but resumption of service appeared near despite a fresh dispute over possible court action against the striking firemen's union. Facing a federal court injunction, unio n president H. E. Gilbert offered to end the walkout if the eight railroads involved agree there will be no reprisals against the 8,000 strikers and that no damage suits or contem pt of court actions will be pressed. The railroads' chief negotiator, J. E. Wolfe, promptly replied: "Pending litigation will be progressed." He said the question of court action for damages will be up to ''"each railroad president. --- industry between 10,000 and 15, 000 units in' this week's planned production. The target had been 204,103 cars. American Motors closed its Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Easter Seal Fund Drive Starts Monday In Philipsburg Area PHILIPSBURG - Monday signals the beginning of the an nual campaign for funds in the Philipsburg area to support the work of the Centre County Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults, according to Ronald Bartel of Philipsburg who is in charge of all campaign activities for the society in the area. It is expected that every home in the community will be contacted by a volunteer solicitor. Checks may be made payable to Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Municipal Authority Will Move Monday The Clearfield Municipal Au-thoritv will move Into its new building at 107 E. Market St. Monday at 8:30 a. m. The Authority's temporary office at 208 N. Third St. was closed today at noon. Clearfield Hosts Water Pollution Control Group Clearfield was host, yesterday, to the April meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association. Arrangements for the luncheon meeting, held in the Third Ward Fire Company Hall, were made by Benjamin R. Bodle Jr., nianaqer for ihe Clearfield Municipal Authority, and long-lime member of the 30-county association. Members of the Clearfield Municipal Authority and borough officials were on hand to join Mr. Bodle as hosts of the meeting. They included S. K. \Villiams, chairman; L. E. Soult. D. A. Dotts and J. B. Beard, of the Authority; William T. Davis, Authority solicitor; Mayor Edward A. Clark, William F. Anderson, president of Clearfield Borough Council; Allen L. Martin. Borough engineer, and Rob-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Rail Strike Slows Pulse Of Commerce By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The biggest and most da mag ing rail strike in 20 years markedly slowed the pulse of the nation's commerce today. It had idled thousands of workers, delayed mail, halted food shipments and caused slowdowns in industrial produc tion. An Associated Press survey indicated that at least 200,000 workers were either out of work or had received lay-off notices The automotive industry was hard hit. More than 100,000 workers were reported laid off or on short shifts. General Mo tors closed seven plants Friday and put 10 more on short shifts A GM spokesman reported that 60,300 workers had been effect ed. Ford canceled planned over time work Saturday at five as sembly plants. A company spokesman said all assembly and stamping plants would have Io be closed if the strike contin ued over the weekend. At Twinsburg, Ohio, a Chrys ler stamping plant was closed Friday and 1,300 workers were sent home. The strike ended the auto in dustry's hope ot making this week the biggest in 1966 auto L-production. The�alxike. .co&t-lheiments, stranded passengers and Later, Wolfe added he believed the strike will end today. Gilbert said he was awailin.g reports from vice presidents of his AFL-CIO Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and En-ginemen, who were getting in touch with the individual railroads. "I am certain agreement will be reached," he said. A union spokesman noted the outcome hinged on results of eight separate meetings with officials of the eight railroads, however, and he said most of the day might be required to arrange and complete them. Not until agreement has been reached with all eight railroads will a time for ending the strike be fixed, he said. The spokesman expressed regret that Wolfe, as chief negotiator for the railroads, had not "seized the opportunity to wrap this thing up fast by handling all these through his office." Wolfe reported he had no authority for such action, the union spokesman said, adding that lack of such an arrangement will have the effect of prolonging the walkout for 24 hours. The strike was against these eight railroads: Union Pacific, the country's longest; the Missouri Pacific; Illinois Central; Seaboard Air Line; Central of Georgia; Grand Trunk Western; Boston and Maine; and the Pennsylvania Railroad west of Harrlsburg, Pa. The strike disrupted service on 43,000 miles of line and bit into the nation's economy. It caused some 100.000 persons to be thrown off their jobs or work a shorter day, resulted in traffic jams, tied up freight move- delayed the mails. In Philadelphia, a Transport Workers Union local struck the Pennsylvania Railroad after 30 freight car inspectors were laid off because of the national strike. A union spokesman said about 1,000 non-operating union members were involved. Firemen walked off their jobs at 12:01 a.m. Thursday on expiration of a 1963 federal arbitration board ruling that carriers could eliminate up to 90 per cent of their yard and freight firemen, Since then, about 18,000 firemen's jobs have been wiped out. Gilbert said the strike was called because carriers would not negotiate on a union demand for an apprentice training program. Railroad officials said Wilson Eyes Possible Shifts In Cabinet By ANTHONY C. PEARCE LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Harold Wilson was said to be considering possible Cabinet shifts today and observers predicted it was unlikely he would make any drastic changes. There was speculation that he may retire some old Labor party warhorses to the House of Lords' to make room for younger men. No names were mentioned. There was also general agreement that Wilson's new team is unlikely to be made up of doctrinaire Socialists. Wilson's landslide victory in the national election Thursday was due largely to votes from the younger middle class. They are eager for radical social change but of a strictly liberal and progressive kind that can solve the nation's economic Ills. Old type Socialist Ideas have little appeal to them. Whatever changes Wilson decides on will have to be made guickly. Parliament opens April 21 and ministers must get ready to draw up a legislative program. This is expected to contain some tough measures. Chancellor of the Exchequer James Cal-laghan already is shaping an annual budget for presentation early in May. It is expected to be the most rugged since World War II with prospects of high taxes a.nd a variety of measures to galvanize industry and boost output. It remains to be seen whether Wilson's new strength in Parliament will hamper his efforts to deal with tlie nation's economic malaise. His previous slim grip on power was a restraining in- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Mill iron Named Head of Ramey Group; Projects Discussed RAMEY - Elmer Milliron has been elected to head the Ramey Civic Organization. Other officers named to serve with Mr. Milliron arc .Joseph Shedlock Jr., vice president; Mike Decker, secretary; and Oscar Broberg Jr., treasurer. . In other business at the March meeting the organization formed finance and ground committees, and decided to sponsor a candy sale for the benefit of the Little League and Teener League baseball teams. A summer recreation program also was discussed and a cleanup project will begin at the park as soon as weather permits. The next meeting will be held next Monday at the fire hall at 8 p. ni. The meeting is open to the public and parents are especially urged to attend. AT CLEARFIELD MEETING-Officers of the Central Pennsylvania Water Pollution Oontrol Operators Association discuss plans for joint state-district association conference next month. From left are Ned Sams, Hershey, program chairman; Robert IDick, Harrisburg, Clay Pipe Institute and yesterday's speaker; Guy Latsha, Carlisle, president; Roy Ravida, Harrisburg, and T. C. Walker, Lewisburg, secretary. (Progress Photo) Burglary Probed At Chester Hill CHESTER IIILL - Chc.'ilcr Hill borough and stale police are continuing their investigation today of the burglary of the Varger's Service Station. Chief of Police Lyle R. Fowler reported the service station was broken into between 10:15 p. m. Thursday and 6:40 a. m. Friday. Entrance was gained by breaking a side window. Approximately $200 in stale sales tax money was taken from a metal box. The money was in 5. 10, and 20 dollar bills with one new $2 bill included. The station, owned by J. J-Powell, Inc., is leased Io Percy Graham Supervisors Bock Movement For Interchange Name MORRISDALE-The Graham Township Supervisors have written to Pennsylvania Secretary of Highways Henry D. Har-ral informing him of their full support to the movement to name Keystone Shortway Interchange No. 21 the "Kylertovra Interchange." The controversy over the naming of the interchange arose after Ihe Department of Highways a^nnounced thai it has been designated the "Philipsburg Interchange." Those opposed to this name point out that the interchange is located at Kyler-town and is several miles from Philipsburg. In their letter Mo Secretary Harral, the Graham Township supervisors said, "The Graham Township line is a few feet away from the lim- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Hitch a Ride On Our Wagon This looks like the season to sell that unwanted car just a.s this parly did. Lots of folks are looking for a good second car and you may have just llie one they're looking for. Hitch n ride with our Classified Ad Department today for a quick, in-expen.sive sale.s method. 1950 DODGE Coronet, good condition, gyromatic drive. Phone Woodland 857-7059. 3:15-4d-a-(45) To Buy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765-5535 Or Your Nearest Progress Office.