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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 8, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle The modern housewife is one who puts off today what her husband can do over the weelc-end. The Progress Reader's Tip 'A Welcome Addition' is tonight's Editorial topic. Read it on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 83 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, April 8, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Anti-American Violence Worsens 469 On Ship Are Rescued One Person Dead, 16 on Cruise Vessel Are Unaccounted For MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard said 469 passengers and crew members were rescued today from the cruise ship Viking Princess after it was swept by fire off the eastern tip of Cuba. The ship carried a total of 485 persons. One person was reported dead, 16 unaccounted for. The Coast Guard said the German freighter Cap Nort had picked up 376 survivors and one body. The Liberian tanker Navigator had 80 survivors and the Chunking Victory, a Nationalist Chinese freighter, 13. Among the survivors were the cruise ship's captain, chief navigator and chief officer, the Coast Guard said. The captain of the Cap Nort radioed that he was taking those rescued to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and expected to arrive around 11:30 a.m. (EST). Most of the passengers were U.S. citizens. It was under the command of Capt. Otto Thoresen, a veteran of 30 years at sea. Two U.S. Navy destroyers, -the Wilkenson and Owens, were reported on the scene by Atlantic Fleet Headquarters at Norfolk, Va. Three other ships were en route. Fire struck the 536-fOot motor ship as it was sailing north through the Windward Passage, about midway between Cuba and Haiti. "The only ship we have talked to is the Cap Nort," a Coast Guard spokesman said in Miami. "The only message we received was 'Fire in the engine room. All stations stand by'." The Viking Princess boasted 100 per cent air conditioning, Please Turn to .Page, 6, Col. 2 Variety of Weatlier Recorded in Nation; Cool Air Grips East By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation had a variety of weather today, with precipitation in scattered sections, fairly mild in the West and unseasonably cool again from the Rockies to the Atlantic Coast. A fresh surge of cold air spread from the northern Plains into the Northeast and southward. As it collided with warm air from the Gulf of Mexico in the south central region, a storm situation developed. Large hail pelted the Clarks-dale. Miss., area. In the Central Plains cold rain or snow was driven by strong northerly winds. The Weather Bureau issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Cloudy tonight, low 28 to 38. Saturday variable cloudiness and .continued cool with snow flurries. Sunrise 5:43-Sunset 6:45 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 5.05 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.00 'Clearfield Weather Thursday low 31; High 42. Overnight low 34. Precipitation 14 inches. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 28; High 41. Overnight low 28. feet (failing). Five - Day Forecast April 9-13: Temperatures will average five to seven degrees below the normal highs of 53 to 58 and lows of 35 to 36. It will be cool over the weekend, warming to near normal by the middle of next week. Precipitation will average near three-tenths of an inch melted as scattered showers and snow flurries over the weekend At Curwensville... Teachers Want New Salary Plan CURWENSVILLE - The Interim Operating Committee (IOC) of the Curwensville Area School District took under advisement lost night on appeal by teachers for o new salary policy. James Bonsall, president of the Teachers Association, told the committee that the majority of teachers ore not entirely satisfied with the merit system put into effect last year. Benny Irwin, another faculty, member, said he surveyed one out of five teachers and found the strongest objection to be the actual rating feature of the merit program. "We -ffeel it is impossible to rate fairly," he told the commit- Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 1,1 Hints From llcloise .... 16 Comics ................. 15 News From Around World 6 Sports ............... 10, 11 Obituaries .............. 14 Hospital News ........... 3 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............ 16 Today in History ........ 9 Church News ............ 7 State News Briefs........5 Easter Series ............ 8 Area Workers Retire - 2 Area Servicemen ........ 9 Clarence Uan Killed in Wreck Near Snow Shoe Robert James Simcisko, 19, of Clarence R. D., was fatally injured in a one-car accident at 10:15 p. m. Thursday on Route 53 two miles south of Snow Shoe. The victim suffered a fractured skull and was pronounced dead-on-arrival in the Centre County Hospital at Bellefonte at 10:45. State Trooper Charles Marshall of Rockview reported that Simcisko was driving north when he lost control of his car, ran off the highway, hit the guard fence, spun around and hit. a bridge abutment.
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