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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 25, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Today's Chuckle Then there's the Texan who claims we finally got a president in the White House who doesn't have any accent. The Progress Reader's Tip Willie Mays lies Mel Otfs home run mark. Details on Page 10, Vol. 60 - No. 97 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,  Monday, April 25, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Communist Aircraft Challenge Fails Former District Resident Killed In Viet Action PHILIPSBURG - Denis Eugene Abbott, 23, a former Philipsburg resident, was killed by sniper fire while serving with the U. 5. Army in South Viet Nam last Thursday, it was reported today. Abbott was a son of the Rev. and Mrs. Eugene Abbott of McConnellsburg. The Rev. Mr. Abbott had served the First Baptist Church of Lanse beginning in 1956. Later he and his wife owned and operated the Gospel Book Store at Phil- -'�-'-'-i ipsburg. 1^   1^   a    ^    I |, Their son was graduated from Dubois Soldier Among Dead In Plane Crash WASHINGTON - A IT-year-old Clearfield County, Pa., soldier was one of five Pennsylvania soldiers killed in the crash of a chartered'plane in Oklahoma last Friday. The Defense Department identified him as Paul M. Gralla, son of Adaline Gralla, 19 Lord St., DuBois. Gralla, who has three brothers serving in the armed forces, joined the Army last November. He took his basic training at Fort Jackson, S. C, and advanced training at Fort Ord, Calif. A total of 81 died in the crash. In addition to Gralla, the Defense Department listed these other Pennsylvania victims: Joseph R. Stallbaum, Philadelphia; Raymond Voyt Jr., Mid-dlelown; Oscar Benevenlo Jr., Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Inside The Progress Classified Ads....... 12, 13 Hints From Heloise ......8 Comics ................. 15 News From Around World 6 Sports .................. 10 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ........ 3, 7 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .......... 7, 16 Today in History ........3 County Firemen Plan Gas Mask Session DUBOIS - The Clearfield County Volunteer Firemen's Association is planning to have a demonstrations the use..of gas masks at its next meeting. The association, at a meeting yesterday in the Oklahoma Civilian Defense Fire Company hall, discussed the possibility of having a represcntatve from the U. S. Bureau of Mines at the May 24 meeting to explain gas mask use. The meetmg will be held in the Clearfield No. 2 Fire Company hall. In other matters, plans were developed for the beauty contest to be held this summer at the county convention. Thirty-five representatives attended yesterday's meeting. the Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School in 1962. While in high school, he was an American Legion essay winner and participated in band, chorus, baseball, basketball club, chorus club and the all-class plays. He had been a Progress carrier for three years. In the fall of 1963, he moved to McConnellsburg with his family. He attended Shippensburg Slate College for one year and had been in the Army for a year. His body is being returned to McConnellsburg where funeral services will be conducted sometime within the next 12 days. Mr. and Mrs. Abbott had served as missionaries. During one four-year tour, they and their two older sons, Denis and Roger Edward, lived in the Belgian Congo. (Roger was also graduated from the Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School in 1962.) Mr. Abbott had served pastorates at Cherryville, N. J., and LcRoy Township, Ohio, before moving to Lanse. WhUe in the Philipsburg area, he also served as a relief minister at the Hyde and Forest Baptis" churches. He had served as president of the Cooper Township P-TA and later as president of the Philips-bur,g P-TA. Rape Penalty Increase Heads House Agenda HARRISBURG (AP)-Citing a need for fast consideration of a proposal to increase the rape penalty, House majority leader Joshua Eilberg posed the possibility Sunday of a three-day week for that chamber. "I have sent telegrams to all the House members, telling them to expect another three-day session," Eilberg, D-Phila-deiphia, said. "It may mean a midnight session." He said that he would present to the House Rules Committee today the Senate-passed bill for doubling the rape penalty as well as his own version of the proposal. The House met alone today; the Republican-controlled Senate is in recess until May 23, subject to the call of the president pro tempore. "I do not think it (the Senate bill) is nearly as good as ours," Eilberg, chairman of the powerful rules committee, said. Moshannon Valley IOC Sets Meeting On Tax Questions AMESVILLE - Members of the Moshannon Valley Interim Operating Committee have scheduled a special meeting on May 19 to take action on the possible levying of a 1 per cent earned income tax and a $10 per capita tax. "The board members, meeting Thursday night, voted to print advertisements of intention to levy the taxes. The directors ruled that the present tax collectors of the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 I. E. Troxell Jr., 57, Weil-Known Area Resident, Dies BLANDBURG - Luther E Troxell Jr., 57, of Blandburg, member of the Glendale School Board and district chairman of the Democrat Party, died of a heart attack Saturday at 7:30 p m. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Altoona Hospital Mr. Troxell was manag^pf the Reade Telephone Co.', tiimit ed, Glasgow. He was recording secretary of Local No. 6504 United Mine Workers of Amer ica, Blandburg. A son of Luther E. and Susan (Conrad) Troxell, he was born at Glasgow Nov. 6, 1908. Surviving are his wife, the former Evelyn Miller; a son Please Tui-n to Page 2, Col. 6 College Student Not As Off-Beat as Generally Cast^ Lubell Discovers (Editor's Note: Are American college students taking on the traits of student agitators found in foreign countries? What is today's college generation really like? What is the political thinking of todoy's student? What about his feeling about pre-marital sex and the use of drugs? How does he feel about the draft and his future career? These and related questions were thoroughly researched by Progress public opinion reporter Samuel Lubell at 36 colleges and universities throughout the country. His revealing and provocative findings will be found in a series of six articles, of which this is the first.) By SAMUEL LUBELL Too scary a picture has been painted of radicalism and rebellion among college students. Anti-war demonstrations and draft-card, burnings, raids on campus drug parties, and the Berkeley rioting - these and other headlines have stirred a widespread sense of a new college generation and is deeply "alienated" both �---"--from parents and the Ameri Boy Scoot Recognition'"" Dinner Scheduled May Mat Clearfield A Clearfield Districi, Boy Scouls of .America recognition dinner will be lipid Saturday, May 14 at 6 p. m. in the St. Francis High School cafeteria. Tickets at $2 each are now on sale and may be purchased from the following: Frank Hoffman, general chairman; Janie.s Hani-maker, district scout executive who is handling arrangements for Cub Scouls; Dominic Loddo who is handling arrangements (or Boy Scouts and C. David Ridgway who is handling arrangements for scout officials. The recognition clinnor, the first lo be hclil in the district in a number of ye.ars, will p.iy tribute to persons wlio huve assisted the scout program. Actually, though, a survey of student feeling at 36 colleges and universities reveals that five in every six collegians picked at random still share the same ba.'^ic political and economic vie�\s of their parents. Among those breaking from parental party loyalties, not one but two major trends of change are taking place. One in every 11 students from Democratic families is turning more conservative and switching to the Republicans. These converts are thickest among those from poorer families - sons.or daughters of an Akron rubber worker, a bookbinder in New York, a policeman in Providence, a shoe-i.iaker in Chicago, a tenant farmer near Memphis, a steel worker in Pillshnrgh, a union Please Turn lo Page 6. Col. 6 Philipsburg Stores Plan Shopping Day For Area Graduates PHILIPSBURG - The board of directors ot Pam (Philips burg Aggressive Merchants) have set up a special gradua tion program for Tuesday, May 3, from 7 to 9 p. m. Participating merchants will honor identification cards mailed to each graduate of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area, West Branch Area, and Moshannon Valley high schools.        i The identification cards will entitle the students lo a 10 per cent discount on all purchases Each graduate from the three schools shopping that day will be registered by name, address and school and in each store where purchases are made From this list, a grand award of $50 in cash will be given. A list of all participating busi ness firms is being mailed to the students along with their shopping courtesy card. Fair and cooler tonight with a chance of frost, lov/ in the 30s. Tuesday partly cloudy and cool. Sunrise 5;17-Sunset 7:03 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 4.75 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.40 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 52; High 61. Overnight low 54. Weekend    Preeipitotion 1.47 inches. Mid - State Airport Sunday   low   53;   High Tornadoes Hit Towns In Texas New Outbreak Of Turbulent Weather Follows Heavy Rain KENEDY, Tex. (AP) - Tornadoes smashed into two small south Texas towns early today, leaving 250 homeless and causing heavy property damage, as new torrential downpours hit the water-soaked state. Three persons were injured when one twister demolished virtually all homes on the east side ot Kenedy, pop. 4,235, at about 12:45 a.m. Another tornado hit Runge, pop. 1,055, 11 miles northeast of Kenedy, about the same time. Seven inches of rain were dumped on the Corpus Christi area when violent thunderstorms raked the southern part of the slate early today. The new outbreak of turbulent weather followed in the wake of two-day rains of more than 18 inches that caused heavy flooding in northeast Texas. At least 10 deaths were blamed on the rains and floods in and around Longview. Major flooding continued in the northeast Texas area where rains were still falling today. Rail and highway traffic was disrupted by the torrential rains in northea-st Texas. Numerous highway bridges were swept away or weakened. Rail traffic on at least one main line was halted when a bridge collapsed, sending a diesel engine into the swirling water. Lowland areas near Long-view, Gladewater, Kilgore and and a major flood warning has been issued for the Sabine and Cypress rivers in north Texas. Forecasts called for more heavy rainfall and thundershowers today. The Sabine River was expected to rise 10 feet above flood stage today at Gladewater, where 18.19 inches ot rainfall lell-in a 48-hour periffdV""- Against Poverty, Disease, Despair... Humphrey Cites Importance Of other War in Asia NEW YORK (AP) - Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey said today peace in Asia depends on victory against "poverty, disease and despair" ns well as against "the classic power tactics ot communism" in Viet Nam. "We must not lo.so the peace in either struggle," the vice president said in a speech prepared lor the annual meeting of The .Associated Press. "That is why we have committed once more-as we have had to do before-men, money, and resources to help the nations of Asia help themselves toward security and independence," Humphrey added. Cautioning that "it won't be easy, it will be frustrating and at times heartbreaking," Humphrey said: "We must stay and .see it through. And the free nations of the world need to know that we have the vision and the endurance to do so. "Those who threaten their neighbors in .^sia should know it too. They should know that we will resist their aggression." Humphrey, who returned two months ago from a nine-nation Asian tour, added, "They should also know that we bear no consumptive hale against their people, that we have no design on their sovereignty." "We only look toward the day when all nations may choo.se to live in harmony with their neighbors-when they may turn together their energies to building a better life for their peoples," he said. "For this is after all our second great task before us: the desperate need to narrow the widening gap between the rich and poor nations of Ihe world." Humphrey said that it is not possible lo preserve lasting peace if glaring economic and social inequality among the peoples of the world exist. Tying the hopes for peace to helping "the disinherited and left-out of this world," the vice president said: "Today there are families spending their last day on earth because they haven't the strength or health to keep going. "But those who remain-and you can be sure of thi.s-those who remain will take to the streets...they w-ill turn lo any master...they will tear the fabric of peace lo s-hreds, unless they have some reason lo believe there is hope for life and hope for justice." Some Striking Soff Coof Miners Heading for Work WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the 49,000 striking coal miners were returning lo work today after a tentative agreement was reached to end the two-week-old walkout - the largest soft coal strike in 15 years. But many of the miners indicated they would remain off the job until the agreement was approved formally by the United Mine Workers and the Bituminous Coal Operators Association. The UMW Policy Committee meets in Washington Wednesday to consider the agreement. It was reached Sunday between UMW President W. A. (Tony) Boyle and Edward Fox, president of the operators association. A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Coal Producers Associa- Please Turn lo Page 6, Col. 1 Swimming Pool Forms Available For Clearfielders Junior and senior high school students from Cleorfield Area and St. Francis will be bringing applications home today for season tickets to the Clearfield Area Swimming Pool. The applications can be used by the students, by any member of their family, or by the entire family to purchase season tickets for the new outdoor pool. Grade school students from all Clearfield Area and St. Francis schools will receive >----------------- their apfilications tomorrow. Tickets will entitle members to daily admission, at the pool for the 1966 season. Membership includes bathhouse privileges and clothes baskets at no extra charge. Pool Manager Robert Shearer said today that his staff is scheduling instructional classes at the pool. He also noted that construction of the complex in the Reedsvilie section of Clearfield is on schedule. The pool is slated to open on Memorial Day. Persons without children in .�;chool can use the coupon at the end of this article to apply for their seasonal memberships. Prices are: -Family season ticket-includes all members of the immediate family, 17 years of age and under and parents; $20 if purchased before May 30, $25 after May 30. -Young adult season ticket-includes ages 18 to 21; $7.50 before May 30, $8.50 after. One Injured In Seven Area Road Mishaps Seven weekend accidents in Clearfield County and the Moshannon Valley resulted in one injury and damages totalling $3,295. Mrs. Loye ^ohns, 58, of Chester Hill, was struck Saturday morning while crossing Prcs-queisle Street al the Front Street intersection at Philipsburg. She was taken by ambulance to the Philipsburg Slate General Hospital where she was treated for a cut over the left eye.  Police Chief Victor Fleck reported that Mrs. Elverda A. Blowers, 50, of Morrisdale R.D., was operating tlie car that struck her. Mrs. Blowers, headed .soutli,;.A))^JFcpat.J5lreet, was making a right turn onto Pres-queisle Street after stopping for Ihc traffic light. Damage was estimated al $900 in a Philipsburg Borough accident Saturday at 3 p. m. when two cars collided at the intersection of Second and Laurel streets. There were no injuries. Sgt. Mathcw F. Gowland reported that William C. McFeet-ers, 18, of Chester Hill, was traveling south on Second Street when his car was struck on the left side by a car operated by Mrs. Ruth P. Coble, 44, of Stale College.   The   Coble car was Services Held For Prominent Clearfield Native MARYVILLE, Tenn.-Funeral services were held today for Russell R. Kramer, prominent Tennessee lawyer and political figure, who died Saturday in Blount Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. He was a native of Clearfield,   Pa. Mr. Kramer, who was attorney for such groups as the Uniled Mine Workers of America, the Union Carbide Corp., the Aluminum Co. of America, Westinghouse Electric Corp., and the Tennessee Eastman Corp., was a brother of Clearfield attorney Clarence R. Kramer. Mr. Kramer had served five years as Tennessee Stale Democratic chairman and was a delegate lo three national conventions. For 10 years he served as chairman of Ihe Tennessee Civil Service Commission and was honorary chairman ot the Blount County Honorary Democratic Executive Committee in recognition of his 52 years of membership in that parly in Blount County. In December 1965 he was named president of the Tennessee Taxpayers Association. Mr. Kramer was graduated   from MIGs Stay Away After 2 Are Lost Red Ground Crews More Successful Against Americons SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Communist war planes stayed well out of the way of American jet aircraft Sunday after their first challenge in 10 months to the U.S. raiders had (ailed. The defen.se of North Vietnamese targets was left to Communist ground gunners who knocked down Iwo U.S. Air Force planes with intense sur-face-lo-air missile and antiaircraft fire, a U.S. spokesman said. Two other U.S. planes were lost Saturday, apparently to antiaircraft fire. American pilots saw no Communist MIG jets Sunday, a spokesman said, even though U.S. .Air Force and Navy planes hammered targets in the same general area where the Americans shot down two MIGs In dogfights Saturday. On the ground in Soulh Viet Nam, five major American operations met little enemy resistance. But the South Vietnamese said they had better luck. Vietnamese forces reported killing 245 Viet Cong and capturing 20 weapons along a canal in the Mekong Delta 100 miles southwest of Saigon. A Vietnamese spokesman reported that the Viet Cong left another 50 dead in an attack on a Vietnamese battalion. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 184 Injured .............. 100 Damages ........ $110,410 Deaths ................   5 Deaths Elsewhere -   1 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 210 Injured .............. 141 Damages ....... $154,750 Deaths   ............... 2 Deaths Elsewhere -   1 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Public Meeting Set At Curwensville CURWENSVILLE - A proposed six - week long summer school will be explained tonight at a public meeting set for 8 o'clock in the Curwensville Joint High School auditorium. The program will be operated under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and financed by a $58,-160 federal grant.  Approximately 350 educationally and economically deprived students in the Curwensville area stand lo benefit from the program. Emphasis will be given to developmental reading but other subjects areas in which a student has some degree of deprivation will be stressed. Four Others Cited 63. Overnight low 52. AT SOI DINNER - These principals at the Due Palme Lodge, Sons of Italy testimonial dinner for Samuel J. Moilica chat prior to the dinner Saturday night. Left to right are: James lanaro Jr., venerable of the Clearfield lodge; Judge John A. Cherry, principal speaker; Moilica; and Eugene Cimino of Osceola Mills, master. SOI Lodge Pays Moilica Tribute More than 200 members of Clearfield's Sons of Italy Due Palme Lodge No. 189 and other friends paid tribute Saturday night to Samuel J, Moilica, past venerable of the lodge and presently a grand trustee of the Pennsylvania Sons of Italy organization. The dinner at the lodge hall on Daisy Street also was the occasion for honoring four members of the lodge Who are all over 80 years old, each with membership of over half a century in Due Palme lodge. Presented certificates were Joseph lanaro, Harry Circolo, James Valenza and Anthony Marco. Mr. Marco is hospitalized and was unable to attend and his certificate was accepted by his son-in-law,    Attorney Edward Cherry of DuBois. Noting that "1 have known Sam for quite a few years," Judge John A. Cherry of DuBois told Mr. Mollica's fellow lodge members and friends that the guest of honor "has stood for extreme honesty and integrity in his home and society . . . it is an honor tn me to be here tonight to join with you in paying tribute to the great accomplishments he has achieved." Judge Cherry called attention to Mr. Mollica's activities at DuBois, where he operates the DuBois One Hour Martinizing dryc leaning establishment. These, he said, include work with the DuFciis Kiwanis (.'lub, the DuHuis C'hiiinbcr of Cdiii-iiicrce and wiih the SOI al Uu-Bni.s. ".Ni-livitic of siu-h an indi-\idual go bc.\ond the organization honoring him tonight," Judge Cherry said. "He helps others to advani'c ... I wi.sh we could honor more like him for the more we can honor for the ;.;ood they ;K�e
                            

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