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Publication: Clearfield Progress April 5, 1966

Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 5, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle The huge national debt our younger generation will Inherit should keep them from one indulgence - ancestor worship. The Progress Reader's Tip The spotlight shines on education. Turn lb Page 5. Vol. 60 - No. 80 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, April 5, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Compromise Eases Viet Nam Crisis Sightseers Hamper Officials..  Florida Tornado Toll Reaches 10; 300 Injured By TEO EDIGER and JIM STROTHMAN LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Throngs of sightseers today hampered officials and householders engaged in a massive cleanup job after a series of tornadoes which left a path of destruction across central Florida. The twisters, hopscotching Monday from Tampa on the Gulf of Mexico to the Cape Kennedy area on the Atlantic Coast, left at least 10 dead, injured more than 300 and did damage estimated by the slate office of Civil Defense at $29.4 million. A spokesman for the sheriff's office in the hard-hit citrus growing county of Polk begged the curious to stay out of the area. Rush Twp. Tract To Be Annexed By Philipsburg ; PHILIPSBURG - Borough Council last night voted to annex a tract of land from Rush Township, adopted the 1966 budget resolution and four tax ordinances, and authorized a referendum to be placed on the primary election ballot to borrow $85,000 for a community recreation center and swimming pool. Council voted unanimously to approve a petition of landowners that would annex a tract from Rush Township into the borough on the south edge of town. The tract is a narrow strip along Route 350 reaching from the borough limits to the Fleckenstein --- property. All three Rush Township Supervisors were present at the Council meeting and said they were not opposed to the annexation provided the borough would take over the dirt road in that area, approximately a mile in length, and reimburse Ihe township some $300 representing 50 per cent of the capital expenditures spent on the road during the past two years. This was agreed to by Council. The annexation will be the first for the borough since the senior high school tract and the Episcopal Church property was taken into the borough some 10 years ago. The possibility of another peTi-" tion for annexation in the near future was voiced at the meeting by Robert Knapp, real estate developer, who presented plans for a new development. He asked Council to abandon Devonshire Street to Curtis Street and to continue Sheffield Street through to Cold Stream Lane for a land exchange deal. He stated that he would like lo have access to water and borough sewerage to develop 63 lols on the Hess Farm and that alter 10 homes are built a petition will be filed for annexation. He emphasized that he needs an answer in the near future. The matter was referred to the solicitor for study. The budget resolution adopted Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Automobile Stolen On Philipsburg Street PHILIPSBURG - An automobile belonging to Norman L. Caldwell, of Karthaus, was stolen here sometime between 4 p. m. yesterday and 12:30 a. m. today Police Chief Victor Fleck said. The 1960 Mercury was parked on Second Street, near the Pine Street intersection. The two-door sedan has a cream top and maroon bottom. The license is 184-348. Persons seeing the car are asked to contact the police department, 342-3441. Philipsburg Unioii Board Acts On Several Matters PHILIPSBURG - The Philipsburg Union School Board last night heard several reports and took action on committee recommendations. William B. Hrenko presented a bid from Tom Slother for the repair and painting of two stair, wells in the Sixth Street building. The directors accepted the $595 bid. Another bid from Mr. Slother for extensive work to the new cooler room in the Sixth Street building was presented but no action was taken. Frank E. McCabe reported on the recreation committee's annual meeting and identified the personnel recommended by the committee. The directors approved the recommendation and the summer recreation pro- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Wallaceton Council Gets New Member, Airs Lighting Matter WALLACETON - Len Dixon was sworn in as a member of Borough Coun^cil by Mayor Thomas Dixon during la-s-t night's regular meeting. The new councilman's term expires in 1970. He fills a vacant council post. The possibility of installing a street light for Knepp Hollow was discussed. Council requested that citizens living nearest the street lights contact the Penelec office at Philipsburg the day after they discover a street lamp is out. In other business: a committee submitted an anti-poverty project 10 Community Action in Clearfield County, Inc.; the audit was reported completed; bills were paid; and a resolution claiming the one-half per cent wage tax was passed. U. S. Adds 19 New Astronauts Team Totals 50; Rookies Will Need Two Years' Training By RONALD THOMPSON MANNED SPACE CENTER, Houston, Tex. (AP) - The U.S. space agency, faced with fewer astronauts than expected to blaze America's trail in space, has 19 new spacemen, the largest group ever named at one time. These additions to the team Monday boosted the astronaut ranks to an even 50, but it will be at least two years before any of the rookies gets a chance to man a spaceship under current training policies. Nevertheless, the agency prepared for the busy time toward the end of this decade, when it hopes to be rocketing three men at a time on trips lo the moon, and on other ambitious space missions. Originally, officials planned to pick only 15 for the new group. However, this was before the Gemini 9 crew - Elliot M. See and Air Force Maj. Charles A. Bassett Jr. - died in a jet plane crash Feb. 28. The astronaut corps has been struck by.sickness, death and resignations at double the 10 per cent manpower loss rate officials say they had figured on. Three of 36 chosen earlier died in jet crashes, 2 resigned, and 3 were knocked off flying status by medical problems. Since the famed original seven Mercury astronauts were selected April 6, 1959, the United States added nine in 1952, fourteep in 1963, and six scientist-astronauts in 1965. With a breakneck pace in manned space exploration, the "They're sitting in nice cars watching and blocking roads we need to get equipment through," he said. "We can't get big trucks in." The sheriff's office said that unless sightseers stop arriving, measures will be taken to clear the stricken sections of all but residents. Looting, however, was at a minimum with only one arrest reported - a juvenile who was raiding a model airplane store. National Guardsmen and other officers were on duty through the night to protect homes and businesses. Gov. Haydon Burns said he would asic President Johnson to declare five counties disaster areas, making them eligible for federal relief. The Red Cross said the hardest hit area was around Gib-sonia, north of Lakeland, where a preliminary survey showed at least 300 homes destroyed or damaged. There was heavy damage all around Lakeland, a city of 41,000, at Auburndalc, Davenport, Haines City and Winter Haven. Striking first at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area about 8 a.m., the howling winds next hit Tampa, second largest city in the state with 275,000, then moved on to Lakeland in the norlhern part of cilrus-rich Polk County. The twisters moved south of Orlando and went into the Atlantic Ocean just south of the missile center at Cape Kennedy. West of Gibsonia, another 32 houses were destroyed. Twenty- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 S. Philipsburg Council Claims Wage Tax SOUTH PHILIPSBURG-Bor-ough Council last night passed a resolution claiming the one-half per cent wage tax, effective July 1. Secretary Roy Gilham reported on correspondence with the Department of Forests and Waters regarding disposition of the Hale Estate, better known as the Chalet. Discussion involved the proposed paving of B Street this summer and the establishment of a planning commission. Bills totaling approximately $280 were approved for payment. Celebration Of PiUssoveir Started By Jewish folks NEW YORK (AP) - With the traditional seder, Jews over the world have begun the week-long celebration of Passover, marking the anniversary of Ihe ancient Israelites exodus from Egypt. Passover coincides with the Easter holidays this ' year through a relatively rare coincidence of Hebrew and Gregorian calendars. The Passover observance began Monday at sundown with the ceremonial meal called the Seder. The table is spread with the finest linens and best silver. At sundown the mother lights candles on the table and the whole family gathers round. The youngest child present asks the question prescribed by ancient custom, "Why is tonight different from all other nights?" The head of the family responds by telling the Biblical Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 RIOT AT SAIGON RADIO STATION - Youthful Buddhist demonstrators wreck barricade and barbed wire in front of the Saigon radio station as they continued to demonstrate against the South Vietnamese government of Premier Nguyen Cao .Ky. Several hours later riot police broke up the demonstration, in which some 300 youth participated. (AP Wirephofo by radio from Saigon) Inside The Progress Clasificd Ads ........ 12, 13 Hints From Heloisc ____ 16 Comics ................. 15 News From Around World 7 Sports ............... 10, 11 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ...... 3, 13 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ........... 16 Today in History ........ 4 State News Briefs ...... 13 Railroads Are Back In Operation CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's railroads are operating at almost full capacity today as legal arguments over union fines continue. Eight major carriers went back into operation Monday after a costly four-day strike by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Enginemen. The strike by 8,000 firemen put more than 200,000 workers either out of jobs or on part-time work, piled up freight and closed some industries because of lack of supplies. The striking firemen lost $320, 000 a day in wages. The railroads say they lost more than $30 million in revenue. As the trains ran again, an argument erupted on whether the union owes $27,500 in con-tempt-of-court fines. Judge Alexander Holtzoff of At Curwensville ... Council Use of Approves Building Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Two Injured Near Mahaffey In Road Mishap Two men injured in a one-car accident on Route 36 at Mahaffey early yesterday morning are listed in fair condition in the Clearfield Hospital. The driver of the car, James R. Spencer, 27, of Grampian, .suffered cuts of the lip, nose and forehead. His passenger, Wil-lard Leo Quigley Jr., 25, of Grampian, has cuts of the upper and lower left eyelids, forehead cuts and bruises. Slate police reported that Mr. Spencer was traveling north on Route 36 at about 12:45 a. ra. He dropped a lighted cigarette and when he leaned over to find it he lost control of the car. It crossed the highway, knocked out four guardrail posts, traveled some 50 feet and hit a tree. Damnge to his coupe was estimated at $800. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Coalport Councilmen Discuss Woter Plant, Bids on Fire Truck COALPORT - Coalport Borough Council, at its meeting last night, discussed ways to improve the water plant and requirements for bids on a new fire truck. A representative from an engineering company suggested iniprovemcnt.s to the water plant. A committee was selected lo make a study of the situation. Concerning the fire truck, Council appointed a committee to contact the borough solicitor to see what procedures must be followed. Please Tui-n to Page 2, Col. 7 Pork Name Corrected HOUTDALE - In a story published last week concerning approval of a project by directors of Area 5, Community Action Commiltcc, a park was referred to as Rpcse Park. The Rev. l.ouis Trotta, area chairman, said yesterday that it should have been called the Recreation Park. ____i Considerable cloudiness with little temperature change through Wednesday. Occasional snow flurries. Low tonight 27 to 34. Sunrise 5:48-Sunset 6:42 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 4.80 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 4.92 feet (rising). Westover Council Appoints Secretary, Sets Date for DST WESTOVER - Westover Borough Council at a monthly meeting last night appointed a new secretary. He is Frank Dubos who succeeds Leroy Cence. Mr. Cence .submitted his resignation at the last meeting. in other business. Council moved to place borough employes on Daylight Saving Time at 2 a. m. April 24 and decided to call a special meeting in the near future to go over a planned highway program. Raymond Hughes, a representative of the State Highway Department, will be present at the special meeting. Present last night were: Willis Ci'cc, president, James Sybcrl.s, Melvin McCuUy, Fred Hurd; Mayor Paul King; Street Com-mi.ssioner James Bell; Secretary Cence and John Lucas. 40. Clearfield Weather Monday low 34; High Overnight low 31. Precipitation .02 inches. 36. Mid - State Airport Monday low 29; High Overnight low 26. Houtzdale Lions Plan Community Center HOUTZDALE - A community center for Houtzdale residents is in Ihe works, it was announced today by Bill Char-ney, a memlier of the Houtzdale Lions Club board of directors. The Houtzdale Lions have pur-chn.sed 'the former Houtzdale High School building, adjacent to the town's ball paik, and will .soon begin major renovations to convert it to an |allpurpo,se recreational and meeting center. Council Adopts $29,969 Budget At Chester Hill CHESTER HILL - Borough council last night adopted a $29,969.36 budget for 1966 that provides for anticipated expenditures of $24,860.69 from the general fund and S5,108.67 from the highway aid fund. The 13-mill real estate tax was re-enacted as w'as the $5 borough per capita tax. A wage tax of one-half of per cent was enacted for the first time. The tax will affect all residents of the borough and all persons working in the borough beginning July 1. In a session that lasted nearly 4'/3 hours, Council voted to pave Hill Street between Walton and Edward streets. Stewart Womer was hired to excavate roots from a sanitary sewer along Edward Street. Guy Sankey was awarded a $2,'50 contract for scraping and cleaning Walton Street and flushing the street. A annual salary increase Easter Week CURWENSVILLE - Area 7 Community Action directors got the green light from Curwensville. Borough Council lost night to proceed with plans to use the Patton Building as a multi-purpose center under the federal anti-poverty program. Council, which earlier had offered the building subject to a workable agreement between the two groups, decided to lease approximately 13,000 square feet of the former school for $500 per month with the option to extend the �flease in future years. The borough will set the rental aside in a special fund and use it to make needed repairs to the building as recommended by the Community Action Program. Four CAP directors were present at la.st night's special meeting to outline plans for the building. They were Bertram Danvir, Jack Smith. Anne Thacik and the Rev. Walter J. Emswiler. Initial plans, they said, call for a day care center, clinic rooms, kitchen facilities, scout rooms. Golden Age center, rcc-reat'on and a library. In addition to Curwensville, Area 7 includes the boroughs of Lumber City and Grampian and the townships of Knox, Pike, Bloom, and Penn. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 State Motorists Get Extra Ten Doys HARRISBURG (AP) - Penn sylvania motorists have been given an extra 10 days to secure their 1966 auto registrations. The deadline, already extended once, was moved up to April 15 Monday by Theodore B. Smith Jr., secretary of the State Revenue Deparlment. The original deadline of March 31 was extended to April 5 berause of a heavy volunu' o! la.si-minute applications. Smith said. By Churches Once again the events of the Easter season will be recreated in special church services for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easier Sunday. Many churches in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area have planned union services for Good Friday, while others will conduct individual services. Clearfield A union service will be held in the Trinity Methodist Church from noon until 3 p. m. based on the last seven words from the cross. Ministers participating include: the Revs. Frank W. Montgomery, Gaylord Wright, Leo Black, Raymond Street, ,John McClimans, Ralph Krouse, Richard Todd, Bruce Bishop, Vernon Miller, Willis Willard; and Capt. Theodore Thompson and Lewis Parks. Music will be provided by the Trinity Senior Choir directed by Mrs. J. M. Gallaher, organist. The periods of worship will take place at noon, 12:25, 12:50, 1:15, 1:40, 2:05 and 2:30 p.m. Those attending are requested to arrive at the designated hours or to wait in the adjacent rooms lo avoid disturbances in the .sanctuary during the periods of worship. At St, Andrew's Episcopal Church, Maundy Thursday will Please Turn lo Page 2, Col. 5 Premier Ky Flies Back To Saigon Buddhist Demands On Assembly Setup Maintains Tension By PETER ARNETT SAIGON CAP) - A compromise appeared tonight to lift the threat of civil war within the Vietnamese armed forces at Da Nang. But a Buddhist demand for establishment of a national assembly within three months maintained political tension. Riot police fired tear ga,s and broke up a crowd of about 700, including a lot of street urchins, who marched again in Saigon in violation of a curfew. Premier Nguyen Cao Ky flew back to the capital after daylong talks at the sealed-off Da Nang airbase with Maj. Gen. Nguyen Van Chuan intended tp aycrt bloodshed between Ipyal and dissident troops.Chuan commands the 1st Corps area, .the birthplace ot current opposition lo Ky's military regime. Chuan told newsmen there of arrangements to ease the crisis. Among other things, he said, he is sending away a battalion he had called in to oppose 4,000 Vietnamese marines Ky flew to the Da Nang base, while government orders will confine the marines to thai base. The call for the government to set up a National Assembly within three months was voiced by Thich Tarn Chau, chairman of Saigon's Buddhist Institute, in an address before an estimated 15,-000 persons in the institute's compound. He appealed to the people to join him in a "night of prayer" for the Vietnamese who have struck against Ky's regime and criticized the U.S. government, Ky's plans call for creation of a new constitution this fall and Please .Turn to Page 6, Col. � Reminder Issued On Tickets For Curwensville Dinner CURWENSVILLE - Business and professional people of the Curwensville area arc reminded lo purchase their tickets as soon as possible for the third annual borough banquet scheduled for Saturday, April 30. Borough Council President Frank Harzinski says that the balance of the tickets will be placed on sale to the general public on April 16. This year's program will pay tribute lo the business and professional men of the community and it is hoped that all of them will purchase their tickets prior to the public ticket sale. Mr. Harzinski said that tickets for the "Dutch treat" affair, Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 8 Main Rail Line To Red China Hit by Bombers By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. fighter-bombers Inshcd North Vict Nam's main railroad line to Red China, giving top priority to a bridge only 25 miles northeast of Hanoi, an American spokesman reported today. The spokesman said that for the first time since the 37-day bombing pause ended Jan. 31, restrictions limiting American planes to communication targets in the soulhern part of North Viet Nam had been lifted somewhat. He did not explain further. With clearing skies. Air Force and Navy planes flew 65 combat missions Monday over North Viet Nam. Asked if the switch to targets near the North Vietnamese capital was in reprisal for the terrorist bombing last week of a U.S. officers' billet in Saigon, a U.S. embassy spokesman said: "No, we do not make reprisal attacks." Three Americans and three Vietnamese were killed and more than 100 persons were wounded in the attack on the Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 6 Curwensville R.D. Man Suffocates In Irvin Park CURWENSVILLE - Leo John Renaud, 48, of Curwensville R. D., who was subject to epileptic seizures, died yesterday of suffocation after he fell face down in a water hole in Irvin Park here, Clearfield Count y Coroner Ralph M. Geer investigated the case. A son of Elmer and Mary '(McDermott) Renaud, he was born at Clearfield R. D., April 16, 1917, and had spent pari of his life at FrenchviUe. He was never married. Surviving are hi.s father, Elmer Renaud of Curwen.svillc; and the.sc brothers and sisters: Mrs. Robert (Ann) Da vies, Mor-gantown, M. Va.; Carl, FrenchviUe; Mrs, William (Emma) Irwin, Biglcrsville; Mrs. Harris (DorotliN) .^dani.s, California; l.evon, Clearfield; Mrs. Kenneth (.Io.se|)hine) Olivett, i-Iniporium: Mr.s. Kenneth (Louise) Mitchell, Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Osceola Council Accepts Offer On Building Use OSCEOLA MILLS - Borough Council last night accepted an offer made by the County National Bank to turn the former bank building over lo the municipality for use as a mullipur-po.se center. William Oldham, manager of the Osceola Branch, formally made the bank's offer. The building will be leased to the borough for $1 a year for two years and at the end of that time will be deeded over to the borough. Council last night voted to execute the necessary agree-menl.s. Clearfield Boaters Home Tex Bloom As President New officers w'cre elected by members of the Clearfield Outboard Boating Club last night at their first meeting of the new year. Leslie "Tex" Bloom was named president, along with David Barbara. \ice president; Dennis Bloom, secretary; Hershel Brown, treasurer; Jess Henchbarger. captain of the river patrol: Reginald Turner, publicity chairman; and James l.oddo, chairman of the enter-ilainment committee. ' Also elected were three mem-A change in plans for a dumpjber.s of the board of dircclors- also came out of last night'.s session. Instead of going ahead with the new dump that has been under consideration. Council voted approval of a garbage collection and disposal plan presented by Peter Swistock. Mr. Swistock outlined plans for an extensive dump he will operate in the Henderson area He plans to collect garbage Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 William Stadlmiller. Walter Lohb and Norman Duke. Several improvement projects on the boating dam at Clearfield were discussed including the securing of additional hard fill lo support the dam, and the recon.struction of the boating dock. With boating in the comity to be expanded now that the Cur- Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 8 ;

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Publication: Clearfield Progress

Location: Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Issue Date: April 5, 1966

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