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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 6, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Todoy's Chuckle When money is found growing on trees, there is usually some grafting going on. The Progress Reader's Tip Letters from Viet Nam. See Page 13. Vol. 60 - No. 81 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,  Wednesday, April 6, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY New Demonstrations Rock Viet Cities No One Single Answer Seen to Problem... Buddhists, Students Are Main Factors In Crisis EDITOR'S NOTE - Two months ago today President Johnson welcomed Premier Nguyen Cao Ky to their Honolulu conference. They pledged their best efforts to defeat the Communists in Viet Nam and give that nation's people a belter life. Now the Ky government finds itself in a crisis which could change the outlook for both Vietnamese and Americans. What is behind it all'.' Here is an informative apprais- al by two Associated Press correspondents familiar with Vietnamese affairs since the days of Ngo Dinh Diem. By EDWIN Q. WHITE and PETER ARNETT SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Four weeks of polilical unrest in Viet Nam's cities has brought a dangerous new crisis to this unstable country, threatening the war effort. Ironically the polilical unrest has, come as American arms have stabilized the war front and averted the outright defeat which seemed imminent in 196.5. What has caused the outbreaks in the streets of Saigon, Da Nang and Hue? What do the Buddhists want? What do the students want? Are Communists behind the outbreaks? Why the anti-Americanism? There is no one answer. If there were the problem might be more easily solvable., Here are some of the factors: The people involved in demonstrations represent a small fraction of the population, perhaps no more than two or three per cent, but the numbers do not control the danger. Fewer students and Buddhists have toppled earlier governments. Perhaps four-fifths of the population is apathetic, particularly in the countryside, but they also are war-weary to their bones after years of conflict. Even victories by government and American troops don't seem to encourage them. This leaves political leadership to others. Perhaps most significant and dangerous of all has been the appearance of South Vietnamese soldiers and civil servants among the demonstrators in Da Nang. Undoubtedly Communist infiltrators have had a hand in the demonstrations. How much no one knows, but they would be ineffective alone. Professional agitators have played a hand, as they have in every political coup in Saigon. Men like Le Quy Viel, who tells proudly of arrests going back to 1945, and claims al 39 that he has at least 20 years of politicking ahead. The Buddhists and the students have been the main factors, as they have been in every coup in this country. What they want depend.s on what faction they belong to. Basically they want power, if not actual positions, then to be king makers. Then there are skyrocketing prices and the natural resentment of any population against forcisn troops who by local standards are rich, live better, and monopolize girls, bars and entertainment. Finally there arc the ruling generals who joust among lhem.selves for power. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 College's Gates Are Defended Guardsmen, Troopers Disperse Crowd Of 2,000 in Misisssippi By BILL CRIDEJR LORMAN, Miss. (AP) - A shield of National Guardsmen and state troopers defended the gates today at Alcorn A&M College, where tear gas clouds choked 2,000 angry demonstrators into retreat during the night. Student protests seeking to depose Alcorn President J. D. Boyd boiled into violence again Tuesday night when patrolmen tried to clear a highway leading onto the campus. Carbines at the ready, the patrolmen stepped into the mass of Negroes when a demonstrator shoved a trooper and reached for his rifle. The two men struggled. Another patrolman slugged the Negro on the head with a billy-club. The crowd roared. Leaping onto the hood of a parked car, a Negro youth hurled a soft drmk bottle into the face of the officer who wielded the nightsticlf. Troopers pushed quickly,into, the crowd, lobbing volleys of tear gas grenades. Gasping, screaming, cursing, the crowd scattered into the darkness. There were no serious injuries, and no arrests. The troopers moved to disperse the throng after about 175 National Guardsmen arrived on campus with bayonets fixed to serve as reinforcements. Three companies of Guardsmen were marched to the north gate after patrolmen ordered back 1,500 Negroes who sought to stage a protest march on the campus. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Pronouftcer for Championship Bee Is Announced Joseph J. Williams, promotion editor of The Pittsburgh Press, will again serve as word pronouncer for the 11th annual Progress Championship Spelling Bee, George A. Scott, Progress editor and. director of the Bee, announced today. The area-wide competition, involving 40 survivors of district eliminations held last month, will be conducted a week^ from tomorrow night, April 14th, in the Clearfield Ariea Senior High School auditorium at 7:30 o'clock. The public is invited and there is no admission charge. Mr. Scott also announced that Mrs. Harris G. -(5ii-,Preside,nt Johnson's pet beagles eye him from the front seat of his limousine.as:He di^cks into the rear seat yesterday at the Agriculture DiSpdrtrnent,, after pirelenting d'wards to 35 employes who have made cost-cutting jijggestidni. � (AP Wirephoto) Announced For Easter Season As the joyous day of Easter approaches. Christians in the Clearfield County - Moshannon Valley area will pause to contemplate on the solctnn events of Holy Week, In addition to those announced yesterday, these services have been planned by area churches for the observance of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Clearfield St. Andre w's Episcopal Church will hold the service of the Holy Eucharist on Easter Day at 8 and. .11 a. pi. The Easter Dawn Service in the East End will be held in the Clearfield EUB Church at 6:30 a. m. The Rev. Ralph Krouse, pastor of the Emmanuel Methodist Church, will bring the message on the theme, "God Is Dead?" The pastor of the EUB Church, the Rev. Bruce H, Bishop, will Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Chester Hill Board Approves Payment Of School Bills CHESTER HILL - The payment of $29,306.49 in jointure shares, which pays the district bill through the month of April, and the payment of $3,633.63 in rental subsidy to the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District highlighted last night's monthly meeting of the Borough School Board. Secretary Robert A. Irvin reported receipts of $33,678.42 for the past month. This included $1,624.67 in local taxes, the school's semi-annual appropriation of $23,276.18 from the state, a supplemental appropriation of $3,224.30, a rental subsidy of $3,633,63, and $1,919.64 in wage taxes. Action was taken by the board to continue the summer playground recreational program. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Courthouse To Close The Clearfield County Courthouse and Annex will close at noon Friday and remain closed until 8:30 a. m. Monday for the Easter Holidays. Please Turn to Page 2. Col. 8 Stolen Car Found Near Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG - The Police Department reported today that the stolen automobile owned by Norman L. Caldwell of Karthaus has been recovered undamaged. The police received a call last evening that an automobile answering the description of the stolen one was abandoned along the road at Graham Station, a few miles north of town. The automobile was abandoned where it ran out of gasoline. PoUce ^aid it was taken and driven by a 12-year-old Philipsburg R. D. boy. The case will be turned over to Clearfield County juvenile authorities. license Bureau Seen af Uercy Of Motoring Public By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - The State Revenue Department maintains it is somewhat at the mercy of the motoring public when it comes to meeting deadlines for automobile registrations. L. T. Bernard, director of the department's Bureau pf Motor Vehicles, said today that so.nie four million registration applications were mailed out this year by Jan. 28-two full months before the March 31 deadline. Yet, the department found it necessary first to grant a five-day extension until April 5, and then one day before that expired, to extend the deadline even further until April 15. "The pubHc just didn't respond in time," Bernard said, "It was just one of those things," Shortly before the March 31 Please Turn to Page 2, CoL 3 State Sabbath School Official To Address Pomona Grangers WEST DECATUR - B. Mc-Clain Cochran, general secretary of the Pennsylvania Sabbath School Association and the Pennsylvania Council of Chris-tain Education, will be the afternoon speaker at the Clearfield County Pomona Grange meeting tomorrow in Blue Ball Grange here. Pomona Master Frederick Carter will open the sessions at 10:30 a. m. at which time reports of officers and committee chairmen will be heard. The grange youth of the county will fill the chairs and have charge of the evening program The fifth degree will not be conducted at this meeting. The dinner menu will include: meat and potatoes (furnished by the host grange), green beans, cabbage slaw, pickled eggs and beets, apple sauce, rolls, butter, pie, coffee or tea. Included on the supper mehu are: potato or macaroni salad, baked beans, sandwiches, cake, coffee or tea. Plan Aimed At Protection Of President WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department and the Secret Service have agreed formally to stay in close touch "to insure the timely exchange of information" on possible dangers to the life of a president. The agreement was signed last Dec, 14, about 15 months after publication of the Warren Commission report recommending such an action, among others, to prevent a recurrence of an assassination like that of President John F. Kennedy. The pact came to light today when copies were bound into a batch of routine orders. The document still bore the stamp "For Official Use Only." Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 6 Grampian Councilmen Give Tentative OK To Budget for 1966 GRAMPIAN - Borough Council has tentatively approved its 1966 budget of $8,529.-67 for the general borough fund and $2,146.02 for the highway aid fund. The budget is now on display for borough residents in the home of Secrelary W. G. Chel-gren. In other action at a meeting Monday night, Council discussed blacktopping 1,900 feet of Eighth, Park and Grove Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 156 Injured .............   77 Damages ........ $96,865 Deaths    .............   4 Deaths Elsewhere ____   1 A Year Ago Accidents ...........  187 Injured .............. 115 Damages ....... $139,548 Deaths    ..............   2 Deaths Elsewhere -   1 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ....... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise ..... 8 Comics ................. 23 News From Around World 2 Sports ............... 16, 17 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... It Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .......... 3, 2t Today in History ....... 14 The Easter Series ....... 6 Rusk Surprised At Questioning By Senators By HARRY KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Slate Dean Rusk wondered if his ears were betraying him. With Rusk in the witness chair the Senate Agriculture Committee approved President Johnson's food relief program for India so fast he almost wasn't asked a single question about Viet Nam, The atmosphere of speed was apparent when Rusk and Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman arrived at 3 p.m. Tuesday to testify for the measure - a congressional resolution endorsing Johnson's plan wh^ch^-was approved by the House Monday. The committee's ranking Republican, Sen. George D. Aiken of Vermont, announced he would have to leave early to keep an appointment with a doctor to work out a "crick in my back." Chairman Allen J, Ellender, D-La., advised the Cabinet secretaries to "make their statements succinct - to the point" because he intended to wrap the measure up in one day so the Senate could act on it today. Rusk and Freeman took El-Icnder's advice. In turn they oiitlined India's need, what the United States was doing to help and what other nations intended to do. Rusk had barely finished and Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Morris Supervisors OK Establishment Of Planning Commission ALLPORT-The Morris Township Supervisors, at their monthly business meeting Monday night, voted to establish a planning commission and approved a $50 allocation for expense in setting up the commission. The Supervisors also discussed the levying of a wage tax but no action was taken on the matter. There was a discussion concerning a fence that had fallen over and was partially blocking a road. The property owner is to be contacted and asked to make the necessary corrections. Chairman James Amalo presided. Supervisors Clyde Williams and William Saggesc participated in the session. No One Injured In Hit-Run Accident No one was injured but damage totaled $95 in a hit-and-run accident at 7:10 p. m. Tuesday on Clearfield's South Second .Street near its intersection with Ogden Avenue. Borough police reported that a 1965 sedan operated by Clarence Wi.se, 57, of Curwensville R. D., traveling south, was .struck on the left front by an oncoming car that failed to stop when the accident occurred. Mr. Wise told police that he had come to almost a complete stop when the unidentified motorist struck him. Karthaus Man Named HARRISBURG - Gov. Scranton announced appomtment today of Patrick McGovern to be Civil Defense director for Karthaus Township, Clearfield County. Doctor Keeps Children in House ... Vigil Maintained At Roaring Spring ROARING SPRING, Pa. (AP) - The curious, the concerned and the patient rimmed a farmhouse in Blair County today as an armed physician remained cloistered inside with his four children. Only an occasional friend of Dr. Patrick M, Boccagna, 34, was permitted inside a buffer zone maintained at a 100-yard   radius   from   the-*- house by state police. Boccagno sealed off his home Monday when a constal>le tried to serve a surely of the peace warrant. Police who later arrived at the home said the physician threatened to shoot any officer who tried to enter. The doctor was quoted by .police as saying he was holding the children as protection against any action police might take. Police said they did not plan to rush the home for fear of endangering the children. They set up headquarters in a barn near the house and wailed. A friend who declined to be identified visited the home for several hours in the two days, but reported only that the children were playing contendedly in the home, oblivious to what was going on. Late Tuesda.v, Boccag.no'slaw_ yer, Harry C, Benton of Hol-lida.vsburg entered the home, but he gave no report of any Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 County Republicans Meet Candidates RIDGW.\Y - Some 40 Clearfield County Republicans attended a conference in the Ridgway Country Club yesterday afternoon to discuss the primary election campaign with Lt. Gov. Raymond P'. Shafer and other statewide candidates. They were among about 400 persons from seven north central counties in- attendance at the afternoon party conference and an evening public meeting. In addition lo Mr. Shafer, candidate for governor, these candidates spoke: Attorney General Walter E. Alessandroni, for lieutenant governor; Secrelary of Commerce John K. Tabor, for secretary of internal affairs; and Judges Theodore 0. Spauld-ing and G. Harold Watkins, for the Slate Superior Court. Auto Industry Promises Own Safety Program By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) - The auto industry has told Congress it has "gotten the message" about auto safety and, if given a chance, will develop a voluntary, cooperative safety program geared to producing significant results within a year. But John S. Bugas, lesUfying for the nation's largest industry al a Senate commerce hearing Tuesday, appealed to Congress to let the industry show what it could do before government standards are imposed. Bugas. vice president of Ford Motor Co. and chairman of the Safely Administration Commil-lec of the Automobile Manufacturers Association, voiced support for most of President Johnson's highway safety program and added that "if we haven't gotten the message ot safety before, we've got it now - believe me." The car makers have been under increasing fire from critics who contend that not enough Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Clearfield Stores List Friday Hours Special Clearfield store hours for Good Friday were announced today by the Clearfield Merchants Association. The stores will be open from 9 a. m. until 12 noon and from 3 until 9 p. m. All persons have been urged to attend the church of Uieir choice sometime during the three-hour period. Premier Ky Confident Of Victory Headway Toward Settlement Seen Despite New Unrest By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - New antigovernment dcmon.strations rocked Saigon and Hue today, but Premier Ngvycn Cao Ky's military re-gime appeared to be making �some headway toward ending the grave polilical crisis that has threatened to tumble it. Ky called the situation still .serious but .said he is confident the difficulties with dissident military men in Da Nang can be resolved peacefully. A few hours after his optimistic statement, 1,000 demonstrators surged through the center of Saigon tonight, wrecking a Vietnamese newspaper office on the way. The youths moved out from a student headquarters at whistle commands from a group of young Buddhist monks. That launched disorders which lasted until nearly midnight. Paratroopers in one area fired over the heads of dcmon-slrators in an effort lo keep them in check. However, other developments suggested progress toward some kind of an accord; -Thich Ho Giac, a Buddhist Institute leader, said the Buddhists conferring with government authorities ha\'e been promised procedures to end with the election of a National Assembly within five months. Ky had planned a vote in 1967. -Out of talks of Deputy Premier Nguyen Huu Co with dissident elements in Da Nang came a report that the government has agreed discussion will start within a week on the drafting of a constitution, "Tj^iough confirmation was lacking here, this was said lo have been agreed upon by Ky's military regime in-Saigon, along wKh-a " decision to withdraw Thursday the Vietnamese marines he had flown to the Da Nang air base. The mob gathered strength as it surged downtown and attacked the ground floor office Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 PAM Is Planning Graduation, Sidewalk Sales This Summer PHILIPSBURG-Members of the Philipsburg Aggressive Merchants (PAM) committee met last evening in the Chamber ot Commerce office and made plans for graduation sale and the sidewalk sale promotions for this summer. Orville Shugarts, Karl Link, Luther Warsing, R.B, Rickard and Thomas Sellers Jr. were named as the committee lo plan for the graduation days sale. The committee named lo develop plans for the sidewalk sale consi.sts of Donald Kephart, Sam D. Finborg, Albert Ziff, Luther Please Turn lo Page 10, Col. 4 Prizes Offered In County Contest On Beautification The Clearfield County Beautification Committee today announced a contest for county residents to pick a name for the year-round beautification program. Prizes of $10 will go to the winners in each of three categories: adults, junior and senior high school students, and grade school students. The overall winner, whose slogan will be used in all future committee projects, will be selected from among the three winners and will receive $25. Slogans cannot use any place name other than Clearfield County. All contestants must be county residents. Entries must be submitted on Ihe official entry blank which appears today on Page 10. Slogans should be as brief as possible and emphasize the continuing social and economic benefits to be derived from community clean-up. An example would be: SPRUCE, which stands for Speedy Pickup Revitalizes and Updates Clearfield County's Economy. All entries must be in the judges' hands by April 2,5. Decision of the judges will be final. Entries should be mailed lo the Agricultural Extension Office, Post Office Building, Clearfield, Cloudy and little change in temperature with occasional snow flurries tonight and Thursday. Low tonight 27 to 33. Sunrise 5:46-Sunset 6:43 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 4.82 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m, - 4.85 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Tuesday  low  30;  High 40. Overnight low 32. Precipitation ,17 inches. 39. Mid - State Airport Tuesday  low  26;  High Overnight low 30. Five - Day Forecast April 7-11: Temperatures will average five to seven degrees below the normal highs of 52 to 57 and lows of 34 to 35. It will be cool throughout the period, with only minor day-to - day temperature fluctuations. Glendale Board Gets Data On Proposed Site COALPORT - The extent of undermined areas on Ihe proposed site of the new Glendala Junior and Senior High School was outlined at a meeting of the School Board last night, Robert Hughes of .Altoona, owner of coal and mineral ri.?hts under the proposed school site, presented maps showing the extent of the mined areas. The Board adopted a resolution to apply for federal funds until Title IESEA-1965 to operate a summer reading program and other services. Cahin B. Slinc, acting supervising principal, will direct this program. Under .sports activilios, the Board approved the baseball schedule and all home games will be played al the Rcade High School Diamond. John Lloyd, football coach, was authorized to attend a football clinic at Penn State on .\pril 29 and 30. The constitution of the Glendale High School Varsity Club was accepted. The purpose of this or.?anization is to promote high standards of sportsmanship among students and to recognize and reward varsity athletes for service to the school. In other action, the Board extended the school Easter vacation to Tuesday at 8:30 a. m., heard a report on collections ot Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1   

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