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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 13, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Laugh and the world laugh-with you; moan and you sell a million records. The Progress Reader's Tip Tax deadline nears, read Hal Boyle's column on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 87 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshonnon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, April 13, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 26 PAGES TODAY Landslides Seal Strategic Red Pass Salary Increases Approved    School Directors Retain Sweely as Superintendent Directors of Clearfield County's 36 school districts unanimously re-elected Fred E Sweely to his third four-year term as county superintendent of schools at their annua convention held in the courtroom of the courthouse lost night. Mr. Sweely was unopposed for the position and the vote was 148-0. H. Rembrandt Woolridge made the motion and Beiber R, Robinson seconded the motion to elect him. fioth are members of the House Wiretap Probers Meet On Next Step By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP)-A House commiUee investigating the state police, already rebuffed by the Justice Department, meets today to decide its next step in the continuing wiretapping controversy. The committee failed to reach an agreement " Tuesday with Atty. Gen. Walter E. Alessan-droni on procedures to be followed in seeking contempt cita tipns against former commis sioner E. Wilson Purdy and three other officers. Whether to seek any action against Purdy in light of his surprising resignation last Friday is one question the committee must decide. The committee voted two weeks ago to cite Purdy, Lt. Col. Frank McKetta and detectives Albert Pfadt and Leo Moran for contempt when they failed to honor subpoenas to testify on allegations of wiretapping by the force. They did so after Gov. Scran-ton banned further testimony on the subject by employes of the Please Turn to. Page 18, Col. 4 Chester Hill Youth Critical Two Weeks After Gym Accident PfflLIPSBURG - John Kelli-gher, 17, of Chester Hill is still listed as critical in the William sport Hospital. The high school junior has been in critical condition since sufferuig a broken neck two weeks ago today in a gymnastics class accident in the Phil-ipsburg-Osceola Area Senior High School. The youth is paralyzed from the neck down. Ho was injured March 30 while doing a double-flip on the school Trampoline. The youth v/as an outstanding gymnast and Trampoline performer and had successfully completed the same maneuver just seconds before the accident. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kelligher of 606 Deca- Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 5 Merchants Adopt Schedule of Sales for Clearfield A schedule of promotions for the rest of 1966 was adopted by the Clearfield Merchants Association at their semiannual meeting last night in the New Dimeling Hotel. At the same time, the more than 20 members present heard several reports including one by L. L. Bradford, chairman of the Clearfield Borough Parking Authority, that the borough's first downtown parking lot should be ready for use by mid-May. The first promotion will be an End-of-the-Month sale to be held Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. Heading this event will be Irving Malyn as chairman and William Apfelbaum as vice chairman. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Senate Group To Release Money Bill HARRISBURG HAP)-A $1.29 billion general appropriations bill for operating most of the |-sfate^bvet'niiient'"in the-Tcomi fiscal year is ready to b.e released from the Seriate Appropriations Committee, according to the chairman. Sen. Robert D. Fleming, the chairman, said today that thi.'; is about $6.7 million more than was recommended by Gov. Scranton in his record $1,464 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. These increases, however, have been deemed necessary and were approved by Budget Secretary Martin H. Brackbill, Fleming, an Allegheny County Republican, said. Some 30 other money bills totaling $60 million w^ere, in potsi-tion for a final vote in the Senate as it and the House returned to work today. In the Democratic-controlled House, the focus was on a compromise bituminous mine subsidence bill which was introduced by 136 sponsors Tuesday and Clearfield Borough Board. Mr. Sweely has been county superintendent since 1958 and served from 1952 to 1958 as as sistant county superintendent Prior to that he was supervis ing principal of the Lawrence Township Schools for five years after serving as an instructor coach and athletic director at Clearfield High School for 16 years. The directors last night were less than unanimous when came to a vote on the County School Board's recommendation that the salaries of Mr. Sweely Assistant Superintendent Ed ward B. Reighard and Super visor of Special Education James H. Blackwell be in creased. The salary increases were approved, however, by vote of 85 to 63 on � roll call vote. Mr. Reighard and Mr. Black well were not up for election last night. They are appointed by the County Board and their reappointment is considered certain. Mr. Reighard has been as sistant superintendent since 1958 and Mr. Blackwell has been supervisor of special education since 1941. Salaries set by the 85-63 vote were: Mr. Sweely $16,000, a increase of $2,000; Mr. Reighard $13,500, an increase of $2,000 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 .D. PlanKllled In ARCADIA - A 25-year-old Mahaffey R. D. 1 man was fa tally injured last night when his small truck veered out of control and overturned on Route 286, one mile west of this Indi ana County community. State Police identified t h e victim as Leonard Pearce and said he may have fallen asleep at the wheel. The accident hap pened about 11:30 p. m. According to police, Mr Pearce, traveling west, had just rounded a curve before leaving the highway and striking a large boulder. The truck skid ded back across the highway on its side, police said. Mr. Pearce, who was travel ing alone, was dead on arrival at Indiana Hospital. Damage to the truck was estimated at $1,000. Progress Bee Is Family Affair For Five Spellers Sometimes The Progress Spelling Bee'becomes a family affair and this year's is no exception. Five of the 40 spellers in tomorrow night's 11th annual Championship Bee at Clearfield Senior High School have older brothers or sisters who participated in the championship finals in past years. Michael McGee, Philipsburg-Osceola eighth grader, is a younger brother of Daniel McGee, third place winner in 1964 and one of only two boys who have advanced to the Western Pennsylvania Championship Bee in the 10-year history of The Progress Bee. Michael also was o finalist as a sixth grader with Daniel in4-- 1964, making them the only, - , , , County Association For Retarded Children To Meet Thursday brothers or sisters in the same championship spelldown. Michael almost had another brother as a competitor in tomorrow night's Bee, too. His hrothor, Jo.<;eph, a si.\lh grader, just mis.sed qualifying for the finals in the Philipsburg-Osceola di.slricl final and wound up as the top sixth grade speller in that elimination. Last year Garry Peterson of Mahaffey R. D, 1 represented the Purchase Line Schools as a sixth grader. This year his twin brother, Larry, won the Purchase Line elimination and will be the family's representative in tomorrow night's finals. Linda Sones of Fails Creek, a s'vilh grader in the DuBois Area Schools, is a younger sister of Susan Sones, who was a finalist in the 1962 Championship Bee. Please Turn to Page 8, Col 1 The Clearfield County Association for Retarded Children will meet tomororw at 8 p. m. in the West Side Methodist Church at Clearfield Speakers will include: the Rev. George Henry, pastor of the Wallaceton Methodist Church, "Help Through Our Understanding;" Mrs. Anne Helmstadter, "A Look to the Future in Mental Health and Mental Retardation;" and James H. Blackwell, county supervisor of special education, "Pennsylvania School Code in Relation to Mental Retardation." A spokesman for the group said that mental retardation is Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 2 Occasional light rain or drizzle, becoming mixed with snow in higher elevations tonight, low 25 to 35. Thursday continued cloudy with no marked tempero-ture change. Sunrise 5:35-Sunset 6:50 Clearfitid River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 5.05 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.90 feet (falling). 44. Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 31; High Overnight low 36. Precipitation .02 inches. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 24; High 36. Overnight low 33. Five - Day Forecast Apiil 14-18 Temperatures will average near normal north and three to six degrees below in the south. Doily normals are high 55 to 60 and low 37 to 38. Warmer latter part of week and cooler again early next week. Frequent showers expected to total one holf to one inch or more. Inside The Progress ClasHfied Ads ...... 16, 17 Hints From Heloise .... 14 Comics..................25 News From Around World 8 SporU .............. 12, 13 Obituaries.............. 18 Hospital News ........ 6, 9 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .......... 3, 20 Today in History ........ 4 School News ............ 26 More on Viet Nam ...... 2 An AP Special Report .. 17 More on Flood Control .. 21 Kiwanians Told War, DeGaulle Top Crises America's problems in Viet Nam and with General Charles deGaulle in France are the two top crises facing this nation. Congressman Albert W, Johnson of the 23rd District told Clearfield Kiwanians and their guests at the club's regular weekly dinner meeting in the New Dime-ling Hotel last night. The Kiwanians' guests were winners in the recent School Science Fair sponsored by the club and science teachers James Mitchell of Clearfield Area High School and Miss Catherine Rora-baugh of Junior High, Rep. Johnson congratulated the boys and girls on their interest and achievements in science and the Kiwanis Club for sponsoring "this good work". "In Viet Nam we're in the greatest jam we've been in perhaps in the history of the na- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Clearfield Council Will Be Host At Boroughs Meeting Clearfield Borough Council will he host tomorrow night at the spring meeting of the Bi-Counties Boroughs Association in the Sons of Italy Hall. The meeting will consist of a dinner at �:30-p;'m. at which the speaker will be Milton F Ferguson, administrator of the planning division of the engi neering firm of Buchart and Home of York. Mr. Ferguson, was graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1960 \Yith a de gree in political science and did graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the York en gineering firm, Mr. Ferguson served as borough manager of New Cumberland and before that was associated with the Pennsyl Coal Miners Continue Walkout Strikers Described AsAngry,Beiligerent Over Lack of Pact PITTSBURGH (AP) - Some striking coal miners were described by union officials today as angry and belligerent as about 58,000 miners continued a walkout in defiance of union orders. "They're sort of belligerent. They're disappointed in the fact that they don't have a contract," said Joseph Yablonski, president of the United Mine Workers District 5 of Clarks-ville, Pa. Harvey Yonker, UMW director at Johnstown, Pa., said: "We're telling the men that it is our very honest desire and urgent request that they return to work immediately." Yonker said some locals have given indication of early compliance with the back-to-work directive, "but others are angry and in no mood to work without a contract." Contract negotiations between the union and the Bituminous Coal Operators Association were scheduled to resume today in Washington. One western Pennsylvania mine'owner said he is not going to enter into negotiations as long as the strike continues. Another threatened court action. "We still have a contract that's in force, and while the men are out on strike, that's negotiating under duress," said an operator who asked not to be identified. Another said, "This is strictly a wildcat strike and we are going to go to court to get an injunction." The walkout, which started early Monday and spread to Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 7 Congressmen Eye Viet Turmoil For Election Impact By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress are watching the political turmoil in South Viet Nam for developments which could have a massive impact on this fall's Senate and House elections. The possible replacement of Nguyen Cao Ky's military government by a Buddhist-dominated civilian regime that might deal with the Viet Cong could compromise the American position in Asia at a time when it is the subject of bi|ter debate at home. The development of a situation in which a new government might ask the withdrawal of U.S. troops would dump into President Johnson's lap a crisis for which there could be no happy solution. The division of opinion on whether to get out or to slay in such circumstances would be likely to produce a political uproar far greater than any touched off thus far. The Johnson line has been that the United States is in Viet Nam at the invitation of its government to prevent the Communists from overrunning free peoples. He has linked this with the policy of containing Red Chinese aggression in all of  Asia. These primary policies would have to be swallowed whole in any forced pull-out, even if that action involves only a gradual phasing out of U.S. military strength. To slay against the wishes of a Saigon government would be to invite thunderous world disapproval, fed by Communist propaganda that the United States is as imperialist as they have been saying. Johnson put his chips on the Ky government at the Honolulu conference a little more than two months ago. If it falls. Republicans undoubtedly will cite this to the voters as ain example of "blundering" Democratic Wounded lillarine from Philipsburg Gets Promotion Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page }8, Col. 6 State Police Check Damage to Water Co. Pumping Station PHILIPSBURG - State Police are investigating damages caused to a pumping station of the Citizens Water Service Co. by bullets. Trooper Anthony R. Pupo said that appro.\imately 20 bullets from a .22 calibre gun were fired into the door of tlie pumping station near the Philipsburg-Osceola Area Senior High School. The shots were fired at close range and damaged the door and lock. Entrance to the building, however, was not gained. Damage was estimated at $100. Persons having seen anyone with guns in that area between April 5 and April 11 are asked to call the State Police at 342-3370. Soap Box Derby Theatre Party Slated Sunday The soap Box Derby Theatre Party for all boys 11 through 15 who wish to participate in this year's race will be held Sunday at 2 p. m, in the Clearfield Junior High School East. David Daughcrty, derby director, said that boys are encouraged to bring their parents as they will have the opportunity to see how the boys will be constructing their cars. The contestants will also be briefed on the construction rules and specifications and will have the chance to talk with their inspectors. A 20-minute color spectacular, an official Soap Box Derby movie, will be screened for those attending. Entitled, "Days To Remember," the film deals with derby activities in Water-bury, Conn., Sheboygan, Wis., Waterlown, S. D., Scottsbluff, Neb., and Sacramento, Calif. Viewers will be treated to a Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Deadline Nears In Beautification Slogan Contest A contest offering $55 in prize money for a slogan to identify Clearfield County's new beautification program will be open until AprU 25, county residents of all ages were reminded today. The Clearfield County Beautification Committee is offering three divisional prizes of $10 each and a grand prize of $25 for a name to suit its year-round program. Slogans should be brief and must emphasize the continuing social and economic benefits derived from community clean-up. An example would be SPRUCE, which stands for Speedy Pickup Revitalizes and Updates Clearfield County's Economy. Slogans cannot contain any place name other than "Clearfield County." All contestants must be county residents. All entries must be mailed by April 25 to: Mr. Homer Mazer, Agri- PHILIPSBURG - Roy J. Fleck Jr., above, who was wounded in the right hand in Viet Nam Feb. 7, has been promoted to the grade of sergeant in the U. S. Marine Corps. Sgt. Fleck, son of Mr. and Mrs, Roy J. Fleck, 722 Spruce St., Philipsburg, is serving with the 2hd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Division at Da Nang He has been in Viet Nam since Dec. 31 and participated in "Operation Double Eagle,' the largest amphibious landing since the Korean War. It was during this action that he was wounded. After enlisting in the Marine Corps in June 1960, he served two years in Scotland aboard Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Widow of Road Victim Dies of Injuries LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP)-In-juries suffered in an auto crash that killed her hushand last March 26, have claimed Mrs. Peggy Smith Rossman. Her husband, Maj. Jay Dean Rossman, died in the crash as they were en routf to Millers-burg, Pa., from Ft. Benning, Ga., to attend tlie funeral of his fatlier, treasurer of Centre County. Their daughter, Polly, 6, was also injured. Another of the Rossman's children was traveling with Ross-man's brother in a following car. Bomber Raid Is Successful Seven Americans Die In Attack on Huge Airport at Saigon By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Vict Nam (AP) - The U.S. Air Force reported today that the first B52 raid on North' Viet Nam set off huge landslides which sealed the strategic Mu Gia Pass through which the Communists funnel men and supplies to the Viet Cong in South Viet Nam. The report of the B52 success came on the heels of a Vict Cong mortar attack early today on Saigon's huge military and civilian airport which killed seven U.S. servicemen and a Vietnamese civilian, wounded 108 American military men, one American civilian and 19 Vietnamese, destroyed four planes and set a 400,000- gallon fuel tank ablaze. The airport attack demonstrated once more the power of the Viet Cong to strike at will in the Saigon area with harassing.tactics. But operations at the huge installation were not disrupted. The fleet of high-level B52s from Guam dropped nearly 1,4 million pounds of explosives Tuesday on the tortuous mountain pass on the Laotian border, 230 miles south of Hanoi, through which men and arms feed into the Ho Chi Minh Trail. It was probably the heaviest bomb load of the war. An Air Force spokesman said aerial reconnaissance showed the pass was "definitely closed by huge landslides touched oft by the thunderous explosions." - As the air war against the north continued today, a U.S. Navy Skyraider jet from the carrier Ticonderoga was knocked down by an antiaircraft missile 33 miles south of Vinh. Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 3 former Madera Woman Killed In Michigan MADERA - A former Madera R. D. woman, Mrs. Sarah (Bloom) Shaffer, 66, of Temperance, Mich., was killed instantly in an automobile accident yesterday at. 8:15 p. m. at Temperance. Her husband, Emmanuel Shaffer, is in critical condition in a Temperance hospital, and a daughter,, Mrs. Alice Daniels, also of "Temperance, required hospitalization. No details of the accident were available, but it was reported that the Shaffers were returning from a shopping trip and were turning into their driveway when the accident happened. Mrs. Shaffer, a daughter of Matthew and Mary Bloom, was born March 13, 1900, at Madera R. D. Surviving are these children: Mrs. Wava Schwei, Grand Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 2 38 Commissioners Hear Reports On State Legislation Thirty-eight county commissioners from 14 different counties gathered at Clearfield yesterday for the quarterly meeting of the Northwest County Commissioners District. C. Robert Budd, legislative representative for the state association, reported on recently passed and pending legislation affecting county government. The group convened in the courtroom at mid-morning for general business session, then adjourned to the New Dimeling Hotel for a luncheon. A sample poll taken among the counties represented showed that seven courthouses including Clearfield remain open a half-day on Saturdays while the other seven are closed. Under recent legislation courthouses are permitted to be closed on Saturday but the decision is left to the individual boards of commissioners. The poll also showed the business hours of the various courthouses differ. SECRETARY OF THE YEAR - Mrs Cecelia Williams, at right, of Clearfield R. D., accepts the trophy symbolizing her as "Secretary of the Year" from Miss Sylvia Reed, lost year's winner. The presentation was made at a dinner meeting of the Clear Penn Chapter, National Secretaries Association, last night in the New Dimeling Hotel. (Progress Photo) Clearfield R. D. Woman Named By Secretaries Mrs. Cecelia Williams of Clearfield R. D. was honored last night as "Secretary of the Year" by the Clear Pcnn Chapter, National Secretaries Association, at a dinner meeting in the New Dimeling Hotel. Mrs. Williams was presented with a trophy from the chapter and a gift from her emplo.vers, .\sbury W. Lee III. president of the Clearfield Trust Company, and Joseph M. Colavccchi. tru.<;t officer and vice president. Mi.ss Sylvia Reed, last year's winner, made the presentation. In reading the list of qualifications for the award. .Mrs. Lola Youngrcn, past president, said that Mrs. Williams exemplifies the qualities of conscientiousness, congeniality, personal appearance, poi.se. dignity and unquestionable character. Mrs. William.s has been employed by the Clearfield Trust Company for the past seven years and now serves as secre-tarj' to Mr. Colavccchi, She is married to Robert Williams and they are the parents of two daughters, Diane. 10, Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 6