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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 12, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle The happiest man we can thinlt of today is a vegetarian loolcing at the prices in a meat market. The Progress Reader's Tip The Pennant races get under way. Turn to Page 10. Vol. 60 - No. 86 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, April 12, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 36 PAGES TODAY North Viet Nam Bombed First Time Strategic Mountain Pass Hit Most Coal Off Job Some Indiana Men Heed Union Order, Go Back to Work PITTSBURGH (AP) - Most of the striking miners in the soft coal fields stayed away from theu" jobs today despite a union back-to-work order. But there was one tiny crack in the work stoppage. Some 190 miners went back to the Thun-derbird Collieries near Shel-burn, Ind. And in Ohio a continued shutdown of the mines was blamed chiefly on delay In receipt of the back-to-work order issued by officials of the United Mine Workers Union, Elsewhere, a number of locals called' meetings to discuss the walkout. About 53,000 mines in nine states were on strike in the biggest walkout in the soft coal fields smce 1950. The strike started early Monday over the failure of the union and the Bituminous Coal Operators Association to reach agreement on a new contract in Washington. Telegrams signed by Union President W. A. (Tony) Boyle and other union officers went out Monday to all union districts ordering the strikers back to work. Last Friday, Boyle said the union considered itself "at liberty to strike at any time" because the union had no contract with the association. With the strike under way, union officials huddled in Washington before the back-to-work directive was issued. Later, Boyle met with president Edward G. Fox of the coal association after a meeting of the association's five-man executive committee. Neither side' would comment on the meeting. There was speculation that Fox told Boyle the operators would not resume ne gotiations until the men are back at work. The association's executive board meets in Pittsburgh today as a prelude to the resumption of talks in Washington, possibly Wednesday. Fox said the meeting was called "to discuss the general situation." Hardest hit by the strike were Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Cooper Board Plans Repairs To Township Bridges The Cooper Township Board of Supervisors completed the semi - annual inspection of bridges and roads in the township last Saturday and found three bridges (not includ ing culverts and large pipes) in serious need of repair. These areas are on the repair schedule and work will start as soon as funds are available. First on the schedule is the bridge on Trolley Street ,at Winburne near the Ted Johnson residence. Willis Baumgardner, John G. Matsko and Albert S. Coble, supervisors, today released the following report which points out areas for improvement: A number of cross drains under the township road system are also badly deteriorated and need to be replaced. It was found that the major cause of deteriorated roads was lack of proper drainage. Some of the drainage obstruction was of natural causes such as deposition of silt and other residue, but in many cases th^ obstructions were man-made such as construction of private driveways without cross-pipes and the intentional filling in of township ditches by private Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Late Taxpayers Get Aid From Post Office Taxpayers who don't anticipate mailing their 1965 income lax returns until the Friday deadline were offered a helping hand today by Clearfield Postmaster Jack A. Lanagcr. The postmaster said that returns can be mailed as late as 8 p. ni. Friday and still be postmarked thai (lay. But, he added, this applies only to mail de-po.siipd in the letter box in the post office. There will be no cliange in street l)ox collection times. As Soon as Constitution Is Drawn ... South Viet Nam Elections Promised by Government By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - South Viet Nam's military government pledged today to hold elections as soon as a constitution is drafted and the election machinery set up. But the Buddhist opposition cold-shouldered the preparatory congress at which the offer was made. Addressing an assemblage of representatives the junta had convened from throughout the nation to start progress toward civilian rule, the chief of state, Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu, declared the ruling generals want to turn over power to civilians "in the shortest time possi-| AT FAA CEREMONY - Three men and the parents of a fourth display plaques they received at Mid-Stafe Airport yesterday for their roles in helping a lost pilot make a safe landing lost August. From left ore-. Leo H. Marsh and Charles Moyer, Federal Aviation Agency employes; Job Knowles and his wife (he was one of two pilots who escorted the lost plane); and Mr. and Mrs. Archie Cook, parents of Robert Cook, the other pilot. (Progress Photo) Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Heloise - 16 Comics .................. 15 News From Around World 2 Sports ............... 10, 11 Obituaries ............... 2' Hospital News ........... 9 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ....... 3, 9, 16 Today in History ........ 2 Church News ......... 7, 9 Harrisburg News ....... 13 Osceola Council OKs Plan, Told Of Suspension OSCEOLA MILLS - Borough Council, in a special meeting last night, approved the mayor's 5-point program providing for improvement of the community and heard the mayor report on the suspension of a police officer. The project, if approved, would require the borough to supply 10 per cent of the estimated $48,000 costs "in kind" with the federal government supplying the balance of funds under the Economic Opportunity Act for improvement of streets, alleys and ditches, and for the care of trees and beauti-fication of the parks and Memorial field. During the session Mayor John A. Redding informed Council that he had found it necessary lo suspend Police Officer Robert Showers for insubordination. The mayor charged that written instructions given the officer were not carried out and that the officer remained at his home instead of helping with the meter collections. The mayor also charged lhal Officer Showers had the day officer working for him at night while he (Showers) was performing constable duties. Mayor Redding said that at three Council meetings, with Officer Showers in attendance, he had recommended resignation of the constable post in order not to conflict with his police work. He also said,he had suggested several times to the officer that he resign the constable post. The mayor pointed out to Council that he can only suspend an officer for neglect of duties for a specified period and that the officer can be rein-slated and paid for lost lime if the charges are not substantiated. Al Uid-Slalt Airport... Four Men Cited For Roles in Air Rescue PHILIPSBURG - Robert Cook of Drifting, Job Knowles of Philipsburg, Leo H. Marsh of Osceola Mills and Charles H. Moyer of Philipsburg were awarded plaques by the Federal Aviation Agency in a ceremony at Mid-State Airport yesterday for their roles in saving the lives of two fliers lost Aug. 1. Christian B. Walk Jr., manager of the FAA New York office, made the presenta- tions. The attractive hardwood and bronze plaques, of the FAA's "We Point With Pride" program, were presented for the roles the four men played in saving the lives of a young minister, Edmund Folkenmg of Cleveland, Ohio, and his bride who were flying over the area and were unable to land because of zero visibility resulting from a severe rain and thunder storm. Mr. Walk said that the aviators contacted Philipsburg Flight Service at the airport by radio. Mr. Marsh and Mr. Moyer, FAA employes who were on duly at the time, maintained radio contact with the plane and kept them spotted on the direction finder. The flight control men contacted Mr. Knowles and asked if he could spot the plane from his home at Philipsburg. He called back when he saw the plane and told FAA to keep them circling while he went to Albert's Airport, eight miles west Please Turn to Page 6, Col 3 Commissioners Meet At Clearfield Today Clearfield was host today to the quarterly district meeting of the Northwest County Commissioners. The meeting began at 10:30 a. m. in the courtroom, then recessed for a luncheon in the New Dimeling Hotel. A brief business session was scheduled after lunch to be followed by a tour of Clear Haven, the county's home for the aged. The Northwest District comprises the counties of Armstrong, Butler. Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Franklin, Indiana, Jefferson, Kane, Somerset, Venango, Warren and Potter. Partly cloudy with occasional rain tonight and Wednesday. Little change in temperature. Low tonight 28 to 38. Sunrise 5:37-Sunset 6;49 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 5.10 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.10 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Monday low 35; High 50. Overnight low 32. 45. Mid . Stale Airport Monday low 28; High Overnight low 25. Normal Power Service Restored At State Capital HARRISBURG (AP)-Normal power distribution was restored in downtown Harrisburg early today after a serious interruption caused when fire and explosions knocked oul underground electrical facilities. The accident occurred at Second and Pine streets. Four of six 12,000-volt primary feeder lines were disrupted by a series of explosions in underground transformers. Nine of the city's 13 fire companies fought the blaze which started in the Pennsylvania Power and Light Co. transformers about 9:15 Monday night. They brouglit the fire under control about 11:30 p.m., but the power failure occurred shortly before midiii,t!hl. About 10 blocks of tlie city's commercial centei' were blacked out, liut tlie Capitol was uol affettt'd. Please Tui'ii to Page 2, Col. 3 Bids Awarded By Directors At Pliilipsburg PHILIPSBURG - The Executive Commillee of the Philipsburg - Osceola Area School Board last night awarded two bids totaling $13,158.45 for mobile equipment for the library bookmobile-audio visual instructional materials center project. Ron Stollz Ford, Inc., of Philipsburg was awarded the bid for the compact van lo be used in transporting audio visual equipment. The Stollz bid of $2,-059.60 was for a 1966 Ford Econ-oline van. A bid of $11,098.85 for a library bookmobile was awarded to FuUinglon GMC Sales of Clearfield. Funds for this equipment were allocated in the budget of $92,-730 approved for the project. In other matters concerning the spending of federal monies, Mrs. Gladys G. Dunlap, secretary, was designated as purchasing agent up lo June 30. She has the authority to purchase equipment up to $750. Anything valued over this amount must be let for bids. Michael Deliman, agriculture instructor, gave a progress report on construction of the audiovisual center in the senior high school. In other matters: -Paul Barnett reported that the school bus has been stuck twice on the New Ct.stle road and that the Decatur Township Supervisors have agreed to fix the road. -Mrs. G. Richard Holdren read a letter from the Slate Public School Building Authority requesting the school board to sign a form releasing American Enterprises from its warranty on roofing materials used at the Osceola Mills Junior High School. This is necessary so that the authority can settle on a $400,000 claim against the company, thus representing all the schools in the stale which used the company's roofing materials. The matter was referred lo Solicitor David L. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 State Action Due On West Decotur Loan WEST DECATUR - The West Decatur Aulhority last ni^hl received a report from Jame.s Hix-on, new Farmers Home Adniin-istralion county superintendent, that state action on the Authority's loan for con.struction of a water system is scheduled for tomorrow or Thursday. The Authority accepted the auditors report for the year ending Deo. 31, as sul)mittrd by Ray Kanoiiff ami Jolui M;ison. A .s[)ecial niei^lau; will he held ne.M Monday at p. m. in the school for the reiulinK ul llie bylaws. ble." Informed Vietnamese sources said this could be within a month or two depending on how long it takes to write a constitution and create the election machinery. "The military does not want to cling to power," said Thieu. With Premier Nguyen Cao Ky and four other members of the 10-man ruling directorate attending, Thieu suggested a possible formula for a National Assembly: half of the members could be elected, the others appointed from the provinces. The Buddhist leadership underscored its boycott of the congress by demanding that "the U.S. government at once end its support for the Thieu-Ky militarist clique." A communique issued by the Unified Buddhist Church in the name of Buddhists in the army's northernmost 1st Corps area charged that the junta intended to wage "a civil war with U.S. backing" to hang onto power. The government, however, completed the withdrawal of 1,-500 Vietnamese marines it had sent to Da Nang last week in U.S. Air Force transports to take over the northern cily from dissident troops. Two battalions - 1,078 men - and 10 tanks were a j-lifted back to Saigon in Vietnamese planes from their tent city at Ihe U.S.Vietnamese Da Nang air base, a Vietnamese army spokesman said. A third battalion left earlier for. what the government said was an assignment against Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Frenchville VFW Post Elects Joe Merat As New Commander FRENCHVILLE - Joe Moral of Frenchville was elected commander of Leigey-Renaud Post 8386, VFW, al a meeting last night in the Post Home here. He succeeds Donald Saycrs. Elected to serve with Mr. Meral were: A. Don Habovick, senior vice commander; George Rougeux, junior vice commander; Fred Renaud, quartermaster; Eugene Valimont, judge advocate; Henry Royer, chaplain; Francis Royer, surgeon; and Mr. Sayers, trustee for three j'cars. Past Commander William Edmunds will install the officers al a special meeting soi.-elime in May. In other business, final arrangements were made to send the firing .squad to Slate College to participate in the Loyalty Day program April 30. The Post will hold its annual Memorial Day program on Sun- At Philipsburg... Please Turn lo Page 6, Col. 5 Damages Set at $350 In Two-Car Crash GRAMPIAN - Damage estimated at $350 was caused in a two-ear collision on Route 219 about V/2 miles south of here last night. Stale police from Clearfield said Robert Kestcr. 43, of Grampian, pulled oul of a parking area at a service station into the path of another car driven by Roy A. Markle, 19, of LaJose. The Markle car sustained $200 and the Kester vehicle, $150, police reported. Rusk Disputes DeGaulle View WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Slate Dean Rusk has sharply disputed French President Charles dc Gaulle's arsu-meiU lhal France can properly end its military agreemenis with the Unhed Stales because Ihey arc out of dale. Rusk says this "strikes at the very heart of the sanctity of international agreements." The commenls, in an interview granted last week to ihe French magazine Paris-Match, were released by the Slate Dc-parlmoiU tiidiiy as Uie United Slates replied to De Gaulle's di'iiiand for removal of Amer; can militiiry inslaltalions from French soil. Co uncil Offers TV Coble Fee PHILIPSBURG - Borough Council, in a recessed session yesterday afternoon, considered matters dealing with the television cable company, a proposed real estate development, parking area, and multi-purpose recreation center. Council turned down the offer of the Moshannon TV Cable Co., inc., for a 25-cent pole license and authorized the solicitor to negotiate with the firm for a flat $10 monthly fee. Police Planning Speed Trap At Curwensville CURWENSVILLE - The Curwensville Police Department plans to utilize the speed trap once again in a concentrated drive to curtail speeding motorists. "Now's the time to do something before someone gets seriously hurt," declared Mayor Ralph D. Giarth in a report of the department's plans to Bor ough Council last night. Mayor Giarth says he has had complaints of speeding in virtually all parts of the borough and that it must be stopped. Council agreed and authorized him to hire additional officers to run the traps when and if it becomes necessary. Hopefully, more than one speed trap would h". operated at one time, they would be operated days as well as nights, and ,lhe locations would vary from day to day, "It's not just the younger drivers we're after," declared the mayor. "Some of the parents are to blame, too." Turning lo other matters al a regular meeting, Council appointed Mrs. Emma Guarino as secretary to succeed William B. Way, who submitted his resignation at the last meeting. Mrs. Guarino was the lone applicant for the position. Plans for a comprehensive survey of streets in need of Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Curwensville Ready To Enforce New Law CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville is ready lo begin rigid enforcement of -ils nesv $10 or 10 days littering law. The law, enacted last month at the repealed urgings of Mayor Ralph D. Giarth, provides a fine of $10 or 10 days in jail for anyone convicted of littering any street, sidewalk or any other public property. The law classifies as litter, garbage, rubbish, refuse, waste, ashes, wastepaper, paper bo.\-es, sweepings and tree limbs. The end result, it was pointed out, will differ only approximately $25 annually from the company offer. The borough contract, or franchise, would he for a 10-ycar duration. Council's action followed a lengthy discussion lhal concerned tap charges, a percentage of Ihe gross income, and pole license charges. Council fell that ils action, in cooperating with the cable company, would result in heller service to the firm's customers. The cable company has announced plans to erect new $20,000 antenna to avoid future co-channel inlerfcrronce and lo bring in two New York stations via microwave. Robert Knapp, real estate developer, outlined plans for developing a new 63-lot housing tract in Rush Township, just outside the borough. He originally requested lhal Devonshire Street be closed but this was denied. Council did agree lo his request for the extension of Sheffield Slrcct to the borough line, to extend Ihe municipal sewer lo that point, and to make the sewer system available to the development with the provision that this tract be annexed lo the borough after five homes are constructed. Easements for the continuation of Sheffield Street lo Cold. Stream Lane are to be supplied lo the borough without cost by Mr. Knapp, who has the land American Rifle Company Mauled By Viet Cong Battalion By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. Air Force B52s struck Norlh Vict Nam for the first time today, raining hundreds of Ions of explosives on a strategic mountain pass. A spokesman said it was one of the largest B52 raids of the war. While Ihe United Slates escalated the air war against the norlh, a Vict Cong battalion mauled an .American rifle company in the heavy jungles 40 miles east of Saigon. An Army spokesman reported heavy casualties, indicating perhaps a third or more of the GIs were killed or wounded. A rifle company at full strength has 178 men. The 1st Infanlry Division men were savagely assaulted from all sides while on a multibri-gade search - Operation Abilene - in thick jungle where Ihe Communists have held out since the days of French rule. They were hit with mortars, recoilless rifles and small arms fire after part of the infantry probe killed five members of a Viet Cong platoon in a brisk fight. The battle Monday night las-led five hours. Helicopters were unable to bring out the dead and wounded until engineers chopped clearings in the forest today. Tlie eight-engine bombers went norlh aflcr" more than 200 raids on Vict Cong targets below Ihc 17th Parallel. They hamercd al the Mu Gia Pass, a funnel for men and arms lo the south, A U.S, spokesman did not give an assessment of damage or the number of planes involved, but Ihcy probably dropped a half million pounds of bombs or more on their target. The .Mu Gia Pass cuts across the Annamile mountains on the Laotian frontier. It is in a remote, sparsely populated region 80 miles northeast of the 17lh Parallel border with the south and 230 miles south of Hanoi. Please Turn to Page 6, Col, 5 Curwensville Sewer Construction Project Slated To Start Soon CURWENSVILLE _ Construe-tion of a new sanitary sewer in the vicinity of Hill Street is expected to begin within the near future as a result of action takcq today by the Curwensville Municipal Authority. The Authority at ils monthly meeting was informed by Sewer Manager Milford Bowman that an old combination sewer will have to be replaced. He was given authority to correct Ihe condition as soon as possible, Mr, Bowman also detailed a list of planned summer improvements to the collection system which met with the board's Please Turn lo Page 6, Coi, 8 Johnson Extends Vacation; Others Resume Schedules By FRANK CORMIER SAN ANTONIO. Tex, (AP) -President Johnson apparently intends to enjoy more sprin;4-timc sunshine at his LBJ Ranch while other members of the family resume their regular schedules. Mrs. Johnson planne<l lo return to Washington today for some long-scheduled activities Wednesday. Daughter Luci. 18, was returning to the capital, too, to resume her studies .it Georgetown University School of N'ursin'4. Luci's fiance. Patrick J. .Nugent, was going back there lo a job. The President has given no hint of how long he might extend his Easter holiday visit to the ranch, .some 65 i7iiles north of San Antonio, White llou.se pi'e.^s headiiuar-lers here saiil Johnson sjienl niueh of Alojiilay eiitcliing up I'lcase Turn to J'agc 2. Col. 2 | Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Tech School Plans Aired By County Board Finances and further discussion of the coming area technical school took up the attention of the Clearfield County Board of School Directors al a regular meetin.g last night. Final plans were also made for tonight's convention of all county school directors lo elect a county superintendent and ap-pro\'e salaries for the county office staff. The convention, set for 8 p, m. in the main courtroom of the Clearfield Count,\' Courthouse, will be the last of its type held in the county. As of July 1, the present scluinl jointures will become sin.gle dis-trict,s with county schools' representation cut from the present over-2tH) lo nine members from each of the eight Jiew, single Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Wiretap Probe Continues On Two Fronts By JOHN L. TAYLOR HARRISBURG (AP) - Aud. Gen, Grace M, Sloan today began questioning four stale police officers about a confidential fimd which, according lo testimony given to a special House com-iTiiltcc, was used lo purchase illegal wiretapping equipment. The first man called for interrogation by Mrs. Sloan and her department counsel, Harry Rossi, was Maj, Willard J,Stanton, who was accompanied by his private atlorney, Hcwclle Dowl-ing. The three other officers to be questioned by Mrs, Sloan are detectives Angelo Carcaci, Leo Moran and Albert Pfadl, Carcaci was accompnised by his private allorney, Paul Chai-fin. .^t the same lime, representatives of the committee planned to meet with Atty. Gen. Waler E, .Alessandroni to discuss how to seek contempt citations a gains" officers who, on orders from Gov. Scranton, refused to testify. The investigation has taken nn added significance with the resignation of Stale Police Commis-.ijoncr E. Wilson Purdy on Friday ami the announcement by Scranton that two police officers would face court martial, Called for questioning by .Mrs. Sloan were Maj Willard J. Stan- Plcase Turn tn Page 2, Col. 2 Clearfield County Jail Warden Resigns The resignation of James El-tringhani, warden at the Clearfield County Jail since July 196.'i. ua.s announced today by Sheriff Rill Charney. Sheriff Charney said .Mr. El-tringham would continue in the post temporarily pending the appointment of a successor. At the same time the sheriff s;iiil that turnkey Olen .Norris s\ould tcnninate his duties at the end of the week. .\o successor will be named iniiiiedialel.v, the sheriff said. 84157