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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 14, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Some of us don't know what we want, but we feel sure we don't have it. The Progress Reader's Tip Baseball world ponders court rviling. Turn to Page 16, Vol. 60 - No. 88 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshonnon Valley, Pa., Thursday, April 14, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 48 PAGES TODAY 40 Compete for District Spelling Bee Title Tonight Forty boys and girls of the sixth, seventh and eighth grades of Clearfield, Centre, Jefferson and Indiana Counties will compete tonight for the 1966 championship of The Prog-gress Spelling Bee in the 11th annual area wide finals. The spelldown, scheduled for 7:30 o'clock in the Clearfield .Area Senior High School auditorium, is open to the public, free of charge. Tonight's field includes 20 eighth grade pupils, 15 seventh graders and five sixth graders - all survivors of 12 district eliminations in which from two to seven spellers were selected for the championship finals, the number depending on the school enroDments. Twenty-eight of the spellers are girls. ' The champion crowned tonight and the second and third place winners will receive prizes from The Progress and will represent the area in The Pittsburgh. Press' Western Pennsylvania Championship Bee at Schenley High School in Pittsburgh May 14. The winner at Pittsburgh will go on to the National Spelling Bee at Washington, D.' C, in June, Last year's champion, Kathy Kopchik of the West Branch Area Schools is now in ninth grade and is ineligible for this year's competition, as are the 1965 second and third place winners, Paula Rokoski of St. Joseph School, DuBois, and Carolyn Sandri of Curwensville Joint Schools. However, eight of tonight's finalists were in last year's or the 1964 championship bee and two of them. Randy Dillman of Clearfield Area and Michael McGee of Philipsburg-Osceola Area, will be making their third try for the coveted title. Joseph J. Williams, promotion editor of The Pittsburgh Press, will be word pronouncer for the spelldown while judges will be John M. WestcoU, Mrs. Harris G. Breth and Mrs. Melvin W. Daisher, all of Clearfield. George .-\. Scott, editor of The Progress, will welcome tlie spellers and serve as scorekecper. Organ music will be provided before the spelling and at intermission by Phil Robinson. Tonight's spellers in the order in which they will spell are; Lynn Hurley, 13, seventh grade, Clearfield Area Schools, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hurley of Hyde. Jennifer McClusick, 13. seventh grade. Bald Eagle Area Schools, (he daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McClusick of Clarence. Richard Dale, 13, eighth grade, Moshannon Valley Schools, the son of Mrs. Wallace Dale, Hannah Street, Houtzdale. Roniaine Kirkwood, 12, seventh grade, Glendale Area Schools, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kirkwood of Blain City. Maria Divlns, 13, eighth grade, DuBois Area Schools, the daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Robert T. Divins, 205 Wasson Avenue, DuBois. Richard Washck, II, sixth grade, Clearfield Area Schools, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Washek, 60.t Park Avenue, Clearfield. Linda Sones, 12, sixth grade, DuBois Area Schools, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Sones, 320 Deemer Avenue, Falls Creek. Anthony Culcio, 12, seventh grade, V^^^st Branch Area Please Turn to Pa-ge 10, Col. 1 Demonstrators Celebrate Victory Hyde Man Sentenced To Jail Charles KImbell Pleads Guilty To 28 Counts A 20-year-old Hyde man, who last October was involved in a scries of camp burglaries and the theft of an automobile, was sentenced yesterday to at least three years imprisonment in the Clearfield County Jail. The defendant, Charles N. Kimbell, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of burglary, 15 of larceny, the theft of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended. He was one of 12 defendants appearing for sentencing at yesterday's monthly session of Clearfield County Plea Court. Last October, Kimbell was returning home from his job when he encountered a school bus near the armory on Coal Hill Road. His brakes failed and his car hit a ditch when he attempted to avoid hitting the bus. Knowing that he was driving under suspension, he fled .he scene. Later, when his car ran out of gas he stole another one belonging to a Mahaffey R. D. resident. He then picked up a 16-year-old 'girl at Brockway and brought her back to Clearfield County. During that time and about a week later when he was apprehended by state police, Kimbell Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Today's Edition Includes Tabloid On TV Cable Today's Progress includes a special tabloid section devoted to Clearfield County Television's new cable system which goes into operation tomorrow. Clearfield and Curwensville area residents can learn all about the new system in an open house tomorrow from noon to 9 p. m. in the downstairs dining room of the New Dimeling Hotel. Refreshments will be served and prizes and gifts will be awarded. Special stories on the front page of the tabloid tell all about the open house, special rates for cable installation and the new channels. Fred Schwab, Clearfield County Television manager, said that a special channel, known as Weatherama, has already been installed and is now in operation. It consists of a camera at the Clearfield tower Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 Fair and cool tonight, low 28 to 36. Fair with little temperature change on Friday. Sunrise 5:33-Sunset 6:51 Clearfield River Level Wednesda)' 7 p. m. - 4.80 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.78 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Wednesday low 36; High 40. Overnight low 36. Mid . Stata Airport Wednesday low 33; High Overnight low 27. For May 17 Primary... Legislators Plan Extended Recess HARRISBURG (AP) - Legislative leaders were making plans today for.an extended recess for the May 17 primary election campaign. State Majority Leader Stanley G. Stroup, R-Bedford, said the Senate probably would recess after next week's session until May 23. House Majority Leader Joshua Eilberg, D-Philadelphia, said he expects the House re- GOP Charges Bluff on Bid To Cite Purdy By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - Republicans on the House committee investigating the state police charge that the majority Democrats are bluffing in their effort to cite former commissioner E. Wilson Purdy and three others for contempt. The committee voted 6-3 along party lines Wednesday to take a two-slep-eontempt proceeding before the House next week in an attempt to place the matter on the courts without physically penalizing the four men. But the Republican minority-Rep. Guy Kistler, R Cumberland, abstained - contends the matter can't get into the courts without penalties being applied and the Justice Department backs them up. "The Democrats are bluffing," said the three Republicans who opposed the action. Reps. Edwin D. Eshelman, Lancaster, Joseph P. Rigby, Allegheny, and William G, Buchanan, Indiana. "There is no way you can get this question into the courts without putting someone in jail," they declared. The confusing situation outlined by committee Chairman Please Turn lo Page 10, Col. 5 cess to be a week shorter. "It will take us two weeks probably before we can clear major departmental money bills," Eilberg said. "We don't plan action on the General Appropriation Bill until after the primary." As a result of legislative reapportionment, all seats in the general assemblj- are on the ballot in this year's elections. The Scranton Administration's $1.29 billion General Appropriation Bill to finance the bulk of stale spending in the next fiscal year was released to the Senate floor Wednesday. Following the day's activity, both Houses adjourned until 4 p.m. Monday when the House will be in position to take final action on a compromise bitumi- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Driver, 80, Fails Re-Examination READING, Pa. (AP) - Because of his age, Clayton Horn-berger, 80, of nearby Shillington Pa., was called to take a re-examination for his driver's license. Stale trooper Kenneth C. Bet-leyon said that during the test Thursday, Hornberger drove through a slop sign, backed up over a curb, hit a guard rail, knocked over an 83-year-old friend who had driven him to the test, and almost ran over the friend again when ilie car lurched forward after hilling the curb. Hornberger flunked the test. Countians Asked To Help in Mass Cleanup Program Plans for a mass., cleanup program during May were made last night by Clearfield County's Beautification Committee but the entire idea calls for the cooperation of virtually every county resident. At the meeting, held in the Clearfield Post Office building, it was decided to contact as many organizations as possible to promote the cleanup program. These would include borough and township municipal officials, service clubs, churches, granges, 4-H*-� clubs. Boy Scouts, G i r 11 Scouts, YMtA groups, garden clubs, P-TAs, fire com- panies and all other organizations. Committee Chairman Homer Mazer emphasized that the cleanup program of any group need not be cleared through the committee but that the committee would be happy to hear of any programs. Organizations which need ideas for specific projects are invited to send a representative lo the committee's next meeling at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, .April 27, in the basement of the post office. It was suggested that municipal officials begin making plans for cleaning streets, alleys, ditches and sidewalks, that neighbors band together lo improve the appearance of their block, that motorists stop throw ing trash along the roads, and lhal residents clean up trash around their properties. Two organizations notified Ihe committee that they are planning a joint cleanup project later this monih. The Keystone Travel Trailer Club of Clearfield and the Vagabond Club of DuBois plan to pick up trash Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Problems Given Discussion By Clearfield Unit General discussion of problems in both divisions under its management occupied the Clearfield Municipal Authority at a regular meeting this morning. Pressure surveys of the water system are being conducted today by Authority Manager Benjamin R, Bodle Jr. and John Hallcnburg, engineer, in a continuing appraisal of this system. Authority members also expressed concern about overloads at tlie sewage disposal plant due to surface and storm drainage discharging into sewer lines. Clearfield Borough Council and the Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors, for whom the .Authority operates the sewage disposal system, are to be asked, again, to lake steps lo separate the two. Sewers which feed into t h e Authority laterals are the responsibility of the two municipalities. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ....... 20, 21 Hints Prom Heloise ... 24 Comics ................. 23 News From Around World 2 Sports .............. 16, 17 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ........... 6 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News 3, 6, 7, 8,15, 24 Today in History ........ 4 School News ............ 7 Sunday School Lesson ... 9 Pa. Turnpike Project , . 13 World News in Pictures 22 Area News Notes .......12 Johnsons Head For 24-Hour Mexican Trip By FRANK CORMIER SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) - President Johnson flies to Mexico City today for a brief, informal slay that may be a warmup for a later slate visit. In advance of Johnson's afternoon departure, Robert H. Fleming, deputy press secretary, twice emphasized that the 24-hour Irip is informal and that a possible state visit in the future is under consideration. However, no effort was made lo cloak While House hopes that the President's first visit to a �fomgn' capital will draw a tumultuous crowd. Officials here quoted Mexican officials as predicting 1 million Mexicans will line Johnson's 9-mile motorcade route into the city. A traditional 21-gun salute and other formal military honors were prepared for Johnson's arrival this evening at the 7,000-foot-high Mexican capital. Airport speeches were being written both by Johnson and Mexico's President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. Mrs. Johnson, flying here from Washington to pick up her husband, will spend the night with him in Mexico's White House - the Los Pinos residence of Diaz Ordaz. The presidents and first ladies of the two countries planned an evening together before Friday's informal ceremonies - a Johnson wreath-laying at the monument comme- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Coalmen To Hear State Official Tonight At Meeting PHILIPSBURG-Between 125 and 200 coal operators, engineers and attorneys are expected lo attend a meeling in the Sixth Street Junior High School at 7:30 o'clock this evening to hear officials from the Bureau of Conservation and Reclamation, Department of Mines and Mineral Industries, discuss and explain features of the new law concerning mine drainage. James Cunningham, director of the bureau, and Walter V. Kohler, chief of the division of mine drainage, will be the speakers. All operators and other persons associated with the coal industry throughout Clearfield County and five other counties are expected lo attend the session. Chief Mine Inspector David B. Millward staled that tonight's meeting is the first of three such sessio^s to be held. Similar meetings will be held at Brock-way and at Somerset. Clearfield Firm To Get Contract HARRISBURG (AP) - The stale Public School Building Authority said today that the Buck-tail .Area Joint School Board has requested it lo award the following contracts for construction of a new secondary school in Clinton County: General construction-Boyd H. Kline of Bloomsburg, $938,877; heating-Joseph R. .Maiolo, Wil-liamsport, $140,818; plumbing-David N. Brown & Son, Bradford $189,817; electrical - Richard Keirn, Clearfield, $134,554. Jets Return to Strategic Pass... (/. S. Marines Open New Viet Search Operation By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP),- Several thousand U, S. Marines opened a new search operation today in the rice paddies overlooking the South China Sea, while Air Force FT05 Thunderchiefs caught a dozen trucks near the entrance to North Viet Nam's landslide-clogged Mu Gia Pass. The Leathernecks killed 14 Viet Cong, captured five and took 67 suspects in tow at the outset of a multibottalion search and destroy operation 23 miles south of Chu Lai. The area has been in Vietf in Cong hands for years. Ten Marines stripped to Ihe waist and moved with pistols and flashlights through a network of tunnels where they seized 15 Vietnamese suspected of being Viet Cong. Some paja-ma-clad fighters were seen fleeing the maze beneath the hamlet of An Hai a short time before. The Air Force jets returned Wednesday lo the strategic pass on the Laotian frontier, 230 milies south of Hanoi, where B52s dropped 1.4 million pounds of bombs on Tuesday in the first raid by the stratoforlrcsses on North Viet Nam. Military sources in Washington said some of the big bombs were rigged with delayed-action devices to explode days later, thereby discouraging Communist road clearing work. The Thunderchiefs spotted 12 trucks on Route 15 at the entrance to the bottled-up pass. At least four were destroyed, an Air Force spokesman said. He also said aerial photographs confirmed lhal the pass was completely blocked by landslides. The mountain roadway links up with the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 IOC To Adopt 66-67 WageTax At Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG-The Interim Operating Committee of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District last night unanimously passed a resolution of intent to adopt a one per cent wage tax for fiscal year 1966-67. Final adoption of the wage tax will come at a special meeting at 7:30 p. m. Wedne.sday, April 27, in the senior high school library. Action on this matter was the only item of business at last night's special meeting of the board in the senior high library here. > Present for the brief session were: Directors Paul Barnelt, Osceola Mills: Robert Granville, Chester Hill; William B. Hrcnko and Frank E. McCabe, Philipsburg Union; Harold Keller, Decatur Township; Donald W. B.ordas, Wallaceton; Dean Sharpless and Mrs. G. Richard Holdren, Rush Township; Edgar H. Wilson, Boggs Township; also Mrs. Gladys G. Dunlap, secretary; E. J. Grundy, supervising principal; and J. J. Freeberg, assistant supervising principal. The board's regular monthly meeting will be held next Monday at 7:30 p. m. in the senior high library. DAMAGED IN ATTACK ON AIR BASE - Gaping hole shows in toil of a U. S. Air Force plane damaged when Viet Cong guerillas launched a mortar attack on the Tan Son Nhut Airbase in Saigon. In background, a column of smoke rises from oil storage tank set ablaze. Dispife damage, operations were not disrupted. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Saigon) Porch Swing Falls, $10,000 Suit Filed Against County Folks PITTSBURGH (AP) - A suit exceeding $10,000 has been filed against a Clearfield County couple by a woman who claims she was injured while a house guest. Florence Passmore, of Youngstown, Westmoreland County, filed the suit Wednesday against Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Kelly, of Curwensville in U. S. District Court. She contends she suffered injuries of the head, back, neck, chest and "a general nervous upset" when the Kelly's back porch swing collapsed last July 4. President Of Iraq Killed In Copter Crash By ELIAS ANTAR BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - President Abdcl Salam Aref of Iraq, who survived repeated violent political upheavals in the past eight years, was killed Wednesday night in Ihe crash of his helicopter 20 minutes after taking off from a political rally near Basra, Baghdad Radio announced. The Iraqi Radio said Interior Minister Maj. Gen. Abdel Lalif Daraji and Industry Minister Mustafa Abdullah also were killed in the crash near the Persian Gulf port. Ten persons were aboard the helicopter, and all died in the crash, the radio said. Among them were the governor of Basra Province and the secretary-general of the presidential palace staff. All were burned beyond recognition except Aref. Premier Abdel Rahman Baz-zaz will be acting president until the Council of Ministers and the National Defense Council elect Aref's successor within a week, the broadcast said. The councils are composed mostly of ranking army officers. Aref's brother. Gen. Abdel Rahman Aref, is chief of staff of the army and had been considered a possible successor to the presidency. The general is in Moscow as the head of a visiting military delegation. Diplomatic observers in London said Aref's death seemed likely lo set off furious political infighting, and perhaps worse, over the succession. Baghdad Radio said a curfew had been proclaimed from noon today Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 mm Voters Aleef Candiifofes AtCkarihld Some 100 Republican voters had an opportunity yesterday lo meet and hear the candidates who will be competing for their votes in the Primary Election Maj; 17. They were guests at the annual "Meet the Candidates" luncheon held in the New Dimeling Hotel under the sponsorship of the Clearfield County Council of Republican Women. The event is held prior lo each primary election lo give voters a belter knowledge of the candidates and their qualifications for the offices they seek. Mrs. Julia Leonard, president of the Council, presided at the meeting and introduced the candidates who each spoke briefly. They included: U. S. Rep. Albert \V. Johnson of Smethport, candidate for reelection lo Congress from the 23rd District: incumbent Daniel A. Bailey of Philipsburg, James Reese of Houtzdale, and Dr. Earl Lenlz of Lock Haven, cnn-didalcs for the .state senatorial seat from the 34th District; Austin M. Harrier of LcContcs Mills, candidate for Ihe Pennsylvania General Assembly from (he 74lh Dislricl. Robert Goodman of Morris-dale, candidate for re-election as chairman of the Clearfield Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Atlanta Braves To Appeal Ruling ATLANTA (AP) - The Allan-la Braves said today ihey will appeal a Wisconsin court decision which ordered them back to Milwaukee unless that city is given a National League team in 1967 by May 16. Happy At Decree On Elections Military Regime Calls for Vote In 3-5 Months By EDWIN Q, WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam CAP) - Thousands of jubilant Buddhist demonstrators niaf-ched peacefully through Saigon today in a victory celebration after the military regime decreed elections for a civilian government in three to five months. A ranking Buddhist leader said the junta's formal pledge "salisfies our main demands." The willingness of the Buddhist hierarchy to accept the election pledge may mean the survival of the U.S.-supported military government until the nationwide elections. On Sunday, Ihe Buddhists had demanded the immediate resignation of the junta. When the Buddhist leaders received word of the decree, they at first called off a planned antigovernnienl march into the city and decided instead to hold a "meeting of good will" on the grounds of the Buddhist Institute on the outskirts of Saigon. But as thousands of their supporters flocked to the compound in a carnival atmosphere, the Buddhists decided lo stage the march as a "victory celebration." The marchers initially were only to go two blocks, but then the Buddhist leaders amended themselves again and let the huge throng walk on. After walking through some main streets, the crowd made its way back to the Buddhist Institute at dark. Scores of the marchers carried anligovernmenl banners they had brought out before the character of the demonstration was changed. In contrast to the clashes last week between demonstrators and police and troops, police cleared the way for the march- '~
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