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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 20, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Readers Tip Pittsburgh e e p s winning. Turn to Pages 14 and 21. Progress Today's Chuckle If a pretty girl strokes your hair - it's your scalp she's after. Vol. 60 - No, 93 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensviile, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, April 20, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 32 PAGES TODAY TODAY  TOMORROW/   ] ___. .___ BY GEORGE A.SCOTT, EDITOR OF THE PROGRESS A New Assignment Back in January, Jon. 3rd to be exact, came a lengthy memorandum from Publisher W. K. Ulerich. "Effective as soon as possible," wrote Mr. Ulerich, "you are relieved of all duties except The Monday Wash and the editorials, and you are going to embark on what I believe is one of the most ambitious ventures of a paper o.f our size ever to be realized." "Whew," we thought, "what's this?" as we turned to page two of the memorandum. "I want you to develop a series of research articles on at least six diverse fields - and maybe more," wrote the Publisher. "The general title will be 'Clearfield A^rea - Today, Tomorrow' and the six fields that I have developed so far are Industry, Transportation, Education, Health and Welfare, Recreation and Conservation, and Municipal Development." Each of the series, he went on, should include background with historical patterns and developments, the present situation and the outlook for the future, and recommendations as to how the future may be implemented. I want to emphasize that this is not a series similar to that in a centennial edition, he continued, background is necessary only to get things in perspective for an analysis of the present and most especially what portends for the future as The Progress sees it. Anticipating our reaction, Mr. Ulerich wrote "How long do I have?" asks George. "This Is one heck of an .ossignment" (He took the words right out of our mouthl) "The answer," he wrote, "is as long as you wish - two, three or more years." So effective February 1 we embarked on the assignment, with some misgivings, of course. Despite some interruptions and unexpected, unrelated projects commanding some of our time during the weeks since February 1, we HAVE been at work on the assignment, particularly in researching the subject that we've decided will be our first series - Education. We're not through with this phase of the job by any means. Indeed, we suspect that we'll be writing and re-writing each article, adding or deleting material many times before each appears in print. As we struggled during the past weeks to make some headway on the series, we were heartened by a report from Saul Pett, top-flight AP Newsfeafures writer, on the problenis he met in doing a 3,700-word essay on government credibility. Writing in the weekly AP News-features Report to AP member newspaper editors, Pett commented: "Had I known, when we started talking about a comprehensive essay on government credibility, what a cornplex can of beans awaited, I would Viave volunteered instead for Antarctic duty again without a dog team . . , The interviewing, the reading,, the thinking, took many turns, up many paths, _from the simple facts of morality to the not-so-simple facts of life, from the philosophy of the pure in heart to the politician who must first get elected before he saves the world. There were any number of times when I thought I had the whole wriggling subject vv'^Hn mind and ready to write, and then I'd meet still another wise man with still another good perspective, and I'd be back at the launching pad, without a lead. As somebody said, or shbuld've said, writing, isn't hard; thinking is." Well, our subject and task Isn't as involved as was Mr. Pett's, but still it is encouraging to know that even a top reporter-writer of The Associated Press runs into roadblocks of thought and action just as we do on the small paper level. On the other hand, we've been trying to guard against the reaction of the new reporter who came in from his beat morning after morning and in response to the question from his editor "What do you have this morning?" always replied "Nothing, just background." There comes a time when the background must be put into perspective, the writing job must be tackled. We hope we have reached that point now. Starting Thursday and thereafter on a weekly basis, we plan to take a look at Education in the Clearfield Area - Today, Tomorrow. i Scranton, House Democrats Set For Fund Battle By JOHN L. TAYLOR HARRISBURG (AP) - The Scranton Administration and House majority Democrats were set on a collision course today over the $1.29 billion general appropriations bill. The bill was unanimously approved by the Republican-controlled Senate Tuesday. If would finance the bulk of state government operations for the fiscal year beginning --fjuly 1. Wiretap Case Now Battle Of Strategy By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - The bitter confrontation between House Democrats and the Republican Scranton Administration in the explosive state police wiretapping case boils down today to a battle of strategy. The Democratic House, in an historic vole Tuesday, overrode solid Republican opposition to adopt a contempt resolution citing three state police officers for failure to testify before a special committee on allegations of wiretapping by the department. No one could recall the House ever before citing someone for Senate action came as the House was locked in a debate over whether to cite for contempt three stale police officers who, on orders from the governor, failed to answer subpoenas of a special investigating committee looking into illegal wiretapping. The House, overcoming solid Republican opposition, voted 110-88 to issue the contempt citations as a test of whether the governor has the authority to keep state employes under his jurisdiction from testifying before a legislative committee. The general appropriations bill was received by the House and referred to its Appropriations Committee, headed by Rep. Martin P. Mullen, D-Philadel-phia. Mullen has maintained that the state can keep better control over public funds if appropriations are broken down into several bills rather than lumped in one giant bill. He has indicated he will introduce 40 to 50 Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 3 j Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 4 Bombers Hit Near Port City Soviet-Built Missiles Fired, But Miss Attacking Americans By THOMAS A. BEEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. Navy bombers edged closer to Haiphong Tuesday in the third straight day of raids on North Viet Nam's vital Red River Delta, blasting a railroad bridge 10 miles north of the country's chief port. A U.S. spokesman said one span of the bridge was destroyed. Four Soviet-built surface-to-air missiles were fired at the attackers but missed their marks, the spokesman reported today. Three other U.S. .iets were lost elsewhere over North Viet Nam in the past 24 hours, raising the number of American planes shot down since the raids began 15 months ago to 213. One of the pilots was rescued in a blaze of enemy fire. The other two were presumed captured or dead. In the south, Viet Cong raiders damaged two big U.S. Air Force Hercules troop transports, in a hit-and-run attack on a small airfield in the central highlands but caused no casual-lies. Officials said the four-engine planes could be repaired. Allied forces reported little other contact with the Communists as the lull in the ground war continued. Only South Korean forces reported a brush of any significance, in a sweep on the central coast. The raid near Haiphong followed up an attack by Navy bombers on the Uong Bi power plant 14 miles northeast of the city Monday night. On Sunday Air Force fighter-bombers hit two missile sites, 15 and 17 miles south of Hanoi, and knocked out a major highway bridge linking Haiphong and Hanoi, 60 miles to the west. The Navy pilots returning from the new raids on.the Haiphong-Hanoi area reported that highway traffic between the cities had been virtually halted, the spokesman sid,   .. .Other Air Force' and Navy jets battered a wide range of Please Turn to Page JO, Col. 1 Says Struggle Is Not Civil War..  Viet Nam War Orders Issued By Hanoi, McNamara Says WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said today Communist forces in South Viet Nam are taking their orders "not only day to day but hour to hour" from Hanoi, McNamara told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the Vietnamese war stems from flagrant Communist aggression and intervention. He offered that description of the Asian struggle after chairman J. W. Fulbright. D-Ark., asked whether U.S. treaty commitments cover intervention in a civil war. McNamara said if Fulbright was implying the Vietnamese struggle is a civil war "I strongly dissent. "That is one of the most flag-grant cases of outside intervention and outside aggression in the past decade," McNamara said that before U.S. combat troops were sent into South Viet Nam thousands of Communist North Vietnam-\ese had infiltrated into the South. \ Today, McNamara said, 20,-^ or more North Vietnamese fighting men are in South Viet Nam. M6Namara testified before television cameras and a capacity crowd in support of the administration's $917-million military assistance program. The bill does not include military aid for South Viet Nam. That is part of the defense budget,. McNamara told the committee the nation's military strength is .so great it has been possible to commit 325,000 men to the Viet Nam war without calling up Reservists or controlling the economy. "No other nation in history has ever been so strong," he added. "Never has any other nation -never has the United States - carried such great military strength with so little burden on its society." When McNamara completed his statement questioning quickly turned from the bill itself to the Southeast Asian situation. McNamara's appearance came a day after Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirk-sen said House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford "went pretty far" when Ford charged the administration with "shocking mismanagement" of the wa r. "In what respect is it shocking?" Dirksen asked at a news conference Tuesday. "Who are the shockers?" Dirksen also said: "You don't demean the chief magistrate of your country at a lime like this when the war is on. You stand up to be counted." Ford had no comment on Dirksen's statements, but told a newsman he thinks "we've got McNamara on the run." McNamara did not elaborate in his testimony on the 325,000 figure. But he evidently meant Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Grand Jury Approves Ail But One Case The May Clearfield County grand jury approved 31 of the 32 indictable cases presented by the district attorney's office and the defendants in the cases will be .scheduled for trial during the week of May 9. The grand jurors wound up two days of sessions yesterday afternoon and were commended by Judge John A. Cherry and District Attorney John K. Reilly Jr. for their fine work. Only one of the indictable cases was dismissed by the jurors. It was one in which David N. Adams Sr., Boom 216 Central Trust Building, Altoona, was charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident and identify himself. Two other indictable cases on the original list were disposed of before being brought up for the consideration of the jurors. The one in which Alvin R. Bloom of 39 Race St., Clearfield, was charged with assault and battery was nolle prosscd and the other. 4n^.>vilkh Her^prt W. Hoover was charged witfi m}-structing an officer in the per- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Plans Dropped for Woodland Cement Unloading The Pennsylvania Railroad has announced that plans to locate a cement unloading plant near the Woodland RR Station have been tiropped due to objections from area residents. In letters to the Woodland Lions Club and the County Development Council, PRR President A. J. Greenough said that: "In view of the many objections raised by the citizens of your community, the Dragon Cement Co. has now decided to locate this plant elsewhere on our line." Although the new location was not mentioned it has been reported that the plant will be located in Centre County. The unloading plant will be used to transfer cement from railroad cars to tank trucks for transportation to Keystone Shortway projects. Objections to the Woodland site were raised because of a belief that dust would do great harm to the community and that a steady flow of trucks would create hazardous conditions. Philipsburg Chomber Sets Annual Meeting PHILIPSBURG - The annual business meeting of the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce has been set for next Tuesday at 8 p. ni. The meeting will be held in the Reliance Fire Company hall on North Third Street. Four directors are to be elected to serve three-year terms. Proposed changes in the Chamber bylaws will also be acted on. There will also be a discussion on changes in the dues structure. On Saturday. May 21. the Chamber will hold a spring social in the Holiday Inn, south of town. There will be dinner, entertainment and a dance. Check Hit-Run Mishap PHILIPSBURG - State Police are checking a hit-run accident that occurred sometime during the night. A parked car belonging to Vida Maines of Philipsburg R. D., had minor damage to the right front end when it was struck while parl^ed along the right side of Route 676 in Decatur Township. FlaintifbGet $13,000 Award In Court Case A verdict in favor of the plaintiffs was returned yesterday in the only cases to be tried during the May term of Clearfield County Civil Court that opened Monday morning. In the suits, which were tried as one, Anthony and Bernard A. Murawski of Houtzdale atid Constance Leon Wasilko, also of Houtzdale, were suing the Home Mutual- Casualty Co. for insurance claims totaling more than $13,000. The awards to the plaintiffs had been made by a jury last year when they brought suit against Harry L. Jukes of Bellefonte as the result of a three-car accident near Houtzdale June 29, 1963. Mrs. Wasilko was awarded $9,700 and Anthony Murawski, S3,000 for personal injuries; and Bernard A. Murawski, $826, for damages to his car. The insurance company with which Mr. Jukes held a non-owner's policy, refused payment although it did pay more than $600 to the other driver whose car was struck by Mr. Jukes. The insurance company claimed that Jukes was the owner of the car and not his mother, 75-year-old Mrs. Sara Lujack of Brisbin, and that therefore his non-owners policy was not valid. Mrs. Lujack, who testified for For Clearfield Schools . . Tentative Budget Is $2.3 Million Finances, personnel matters and general school operation occupied the attention of the Interim Operating Committee of the Clearfield School District ot a regular meeting last night. Upon recommendation of the Finance Committee, the group approved a tentative budget of $2,361,851 for the 1966-67 school term. The vote was 8 to 1 with Directors H. Rembrandt Woolridge, chairman, Kenneth H. Shirey, Thomas J. Krolick, James E. Luzier, Frank G. Sankey, Raymond M. Witherow, James W. Burnsworth and M. Austin Turner in  favor and   Paul  Silberblatf casting the negative vote. Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 3 Countions Reminded Of Slogan Contest For Beautification Clearfield countians planning to enter the County Beautification Committee's slogan contest have only until Monday to get their entries in. A total of $55 in prize money will be given to each of three division winners and the grand prize winner for slogans emphasizing the social and economic benefits derived from community clean-up. Example of a slogan 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 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Scliooi Board OKs Summer Reading Plan AMESVILLE - Directors of the Moshannon Valley Schools last night approved the acceptance of funds for a summer reading pr|fram,~: ffhebp:|it|: will accept $81,899-55^ in fetteralfunds;foEjyi}c.r.ead-ing improyemetit'P'roject under the Elententari' ihd Secondary Act of 1965. The project will b'e operated at the Madera and Houtzdale elementary schools and at the high school, presuming that there will be a sufficient staff of instructors. The program is designed for students in grades 1 through 9. The program was written by George M. Close, high school principal. Charles E. Vogle, assistant high school principal, and Joseph L. Kandrach, elementary principal, under the guidance of Walter S. Granlun, supervising principal. Mr. Granlun was authorized to proceed with the project and to select staff members. The directors approved a special classification, which will result in a salary increase, for the supervisor of music under the state-mandated salary schedule. A new classification was also established for members of the clerical staff whereby they  will receive salary   in- Plcasc Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hmts From Heloise ... 30 Comics..................31 News From Around World 22 Sports ............... 14, 21 Obituaries .............. 22 Hospital News............3 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 A Soldier in Vict Nam ... 5 Social News 2, 3, 12, 19, 24 School News ............ 17 Today in History ........ 4 Clearfield Plant Loan Approveci; ioO Working The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) announced today that it has given final approval to a $94,000 loan to the Clearfield Foundation for renovation of the former silk mill building. The money will be used as a second mortgage on the building which is now housing two new industries - Shortway Products and Berg Electronics. The first mortgage is held by local banks and the third mortgage by the Foundation from funds it collected in last summer's industrial campaign. The application was actually filed for acquisition and renovation of the building for Shortway Products. The housing of Berg Electronics in the same building is icing on the cake. Shortway Products, which started operations with about 20 workers about four weeks ago, DOW has over 100 employes and expects to have 200 by June 1. The vote was unanimous in setting two of the taxes to help meet this budget. Resolutions were approved to assess a $5 per capita tax under Section 679 of the School Laws of Pennsylvania: another $5 per capita levy under Act 511 of 1965 and y'k of I per cent wage tax, also under Act 511, the Local Tax Enabling Act. Real estate millage for the district was not set, however, with this action being delayed until next month until further study can be made of the estimated income from the state. Mr, Silberblatt presented the Salary and Personnel Report which included the appointment of two new teachers and resignations from five others. Resignations were accepted with regret, from Mrs. Doris Grubb, Mrs. Nancy Hutton, Mrs. Nancy Pyle, Mrs. Mildred Bollinger and Miss Barbara Mal-lis, all of the elementary staff. New teachers who will join the faculty next term are Miss Virginia J. Logan and Marshall D. Harvey, both elementary teachers. Miss Logan, a graduate of the Lock Haven High School in 1961 and Lock Haven State College in 1966 did her student teaching at Morrisville, Pa. Mr. Harvey is a veteran of U. S. Air Force service between graduation from Lock Haven High in 19,58 and Lock Haven State College this spring. The Equipment and Supplies Committee report was presented by Mr. Burnsworth and concerned the awarding pf bids for custodial, lighting and second class school supplies. The cus- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Voriable cloudiness ond warm tonight and Thursday with showers and scattered thunderstorms. Low tonight 54 to 64. Sunrise 5:24-Sunset 6:58 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 4.25 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.25 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Tuesday  low 41; High 70. Overnight low 50. Precipitotion .02 inches. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 45; High 59. Overnight low 40. Five - Day Forecast April 21-25: Temperatures will average near the normal highs of 58 to 63 and lows of 39 to 41. Turning cooler Thursday and Friday and warmer Monday. Rain Thursday and again about Saturday will average one-half to one inch. At Clearfield... Pool Construction Right on Schedule Construction of Clearfield's community swimming pool is proceeding right on schedule, directors of the Clearfield Community Swimming Pool Association were told at their regular monthly meeting last night. The Association is aiming for a Memorial Day opening at its pool located in the borough's Reedsville section. Harry B. Davis, chairman of the building committee, said "we have been getting excellent cooperation from all -tof the contractors." He added: "This has enabled us to keep on schedule to date, but we could be hampered somewhat by the weather." Continuing with his progress report, Mr. Davis said Paddock Pool Builders of Albany, N.Y., plan to start putting the finishing touches to the inside of the pool on May 2. He described this phase of the project as the application of marsite which will give the interior of the pool a smooth, white finish. He said ground was broken yesterday for construction of the bath house and noted that 85 per cent of the fill work around the pool area has been completed. Fill for the project is being hauled from the borough's Cemetery Road improvement project. The Association expressed its appreciation to the borough for speedinfijip the Cemetery Road work iwihat the fill would Lunsford Steak, Seafood House Opens Tomorrow Tomorrow, Friday and Saturday signal the grand opening of the Lunsford Steak and Fresh Seafood House located on South Fourth Street and Arnold Avenue at Clearfield. Owned and operated by Gene and Ruth Lunsford, the new firm combines a retail store and a drive-in restaurant. A complete line of fresh seafood and Hormel Choice Western Steer is handled through the retail store while the drive-in specialize in dinners and sandwiches. Three free prizes - an electric frying pan, an electric mixer and two steak dinners - will Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 1 Council Objects To Spraying Along Roads The Clearfield County Development Council is aiding the County Beautification Committee in its program in several ways, At a meeting held last night in the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce office the Council passed a motion to send a letter to the state beautification committee asking that it insist that the State Highway Department desist in spraying vegetation along highways in scenic and woodland areas. The motion also asked that township supervisors refrain from spraying along township roads. The motion   was  made   by Harris G. Breth after he argued that the spraying program is in direct opposition to the state's beautification plans. The spray, he explained, turns vegetation brown. The spraying is done to cut down the expense of having work crews trim growth along the highways. Also passed was a motion approving the purchase of $70 worth of posters promoting the Beautification Committee's May cleanup campaign. It was al.so recommended by Council President Fred L. Rhoads that the Council help the Committee (which has no working funds) to pay incidental expenses. In a report on beautification, Committee Chairman Homer Mazer said that it seems as if a great deal of interest is being shown throughout the county on cleanup plans. President Rhoads briefly ex- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Public Meeting To Deal With School Program CURWENSVILLE - A public meeting will be held next Monday at 8 p. m. in the Curwensviile Joint High School auditorium at which time details of a proposed six - week summer school program will be explained. According to a spokesman, the proposed program would be operated under Title I of the Ele-mentary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and financed with a $58,160 federal grant. It is estimated that approximately 350 educationally and economically deprived students would benefit from the school. ESEA stipulates that the program can be given only in attendance areas where there is a concentration of economically deprived children. These target areas are the high school, Elementary School No. 2, Penn-Grampian and Greenwood. Under the program, developmental reading will be emphasized as well as other subject Please Turn to Page 22, Col. � Please Turn to Page 22, Col, T County Cancer Unit Returns Check To Area United Fund The Clearfield County Unit of the American Cancer Society reported today that it has re-turned a check for $4,004 re-cei\ed this week from the Clearfield Area United Fund. The check represented contributions toward the cause of cancer. The American Cancer Society is not a member of the United Fund. A spokesman for the ACS said this morning, "We regret that we are unable to accept the check but regulations governing chartered units of the American Cancer Society make this impossible." The American Cancer Society Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 3   

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