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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 26, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's ChuckU Money isn't everything - but it's the best substitute for credit. The Progress Reader's Tip Read about President Johnson and Sen. Morse in 'The World Today' on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 98 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Po., Tuesday, April 26, 1966 14,518 Copies Doily 12 PAGES TODAY A Bird? A Plane? No, It's a Meteor Phones Buzz With Reports of Unidentified Flying Object From Coalport to Karthaus, LaJose to Grassflat came reports last night of a strange object streaking across the sky-later identified by scientists as a meteor. For an hour or more beginning shortly after 8 o'clock. The Progress news room telephones were kept busy with calls from youngsters and adults who wanted (1) to report seeing the ob- ject in the sky or (2) to ask if anyone else had seen it and thus confirm their own sighting. There was some deviation in the descriptions, but generally they agreed that the mysterious object was cone-shaped, bluish-green in color and with a red flame at the tapered tail. Some thought they heard an accom-panymg noise. , "I've been reading about these flying saucers and this sure made a believer out of mc," commented one Clearfield man. Another Clearfielder was certain he saw the object disintegrate in, the area between Mt. Joy and the former stock car race track in the vicinity of the Keystone Shortway. A Sheridan Drive, Clearfield, resident and her neighbor saw the object while they were out side teaching their youngsters how to skip rope. Both decided to say nothing about it for fear of ridicule but they changed their minds when other reports began to circulate. All those reporting lo The Progress were in agreement on the general direction of the meteor but the stories varied as fo the exact area the flaming object passed over. Clearfield Police Chief C. C. Edmiston, Tom Gill, Paul Fon-lenoy and Leroy Fink spotted the object over the Hillsdale area as they stood in front of No. 1 Hose House on Market Street about 8:15 p. m. They described it as cone-shaped, surrounded by a red glow and travelling fast. Robert Hull and his wife, travelling toward their home in the Woodland area, saw the object fly over Route 322 as they approached Mineral Springs. Mr. Hull felt it was only a couple of hundred feet above the ground at that lime and described its size as "in the small plane class". The Hulls drove to the Bradford cemetery in hopes of seeing more of it, but saw no trace in the sky when they reached that high point of land. The meteor interrupted the playing of Bill Coudriet, 13, of Clearfield Street and three companions as it did Carol Gurbal, 14, and other boys and girls at Grassflat. It lookecf like it was falling, Carol reported, and some of the older kids jumped in a car and tried lo follow it, but couldn't, Herman Adam of Coalport was fishing when he sighted the object about 8:10 p. m. He pinpointed the area as between Irvona and Ansonville and said the bluish-white object with flames shooting from its tail was heading north at a rapid rate of speed, too fast for an airplane. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Off DfVecfJve from Slate ... Room Rates Increased At Philipsburg Hospital PHILIPSBURG - Trustees of the Philipsburg State General Hospital last night took action on a directive from Harrisburg increasing room rotes, changed visiting hours and accepted the application of Dr. Matthev/ E. Kelce for appointment to the medical staff. Aporoval was given a directive from Secretary of Welfare Max Rosenn, that "the following room rates are to become affective at the Philipsburg State General Hospital on June 1, 1966 . . ." Clearfield Area School Program Plans Advance Plans to put the Clearfield Area School's Title I program into effect moved ahead at a meeting of ihe Clearfield Area School Board last night. The program, implemented under the federal Elementary-Secondary School Act, was approved at the board's March meeting. It will provide special education for economically and educationally-deprived pupils. Lost night's action was to approve a recommendation of the Salary and Personnel Committee that William A. Bishop of the Junior High faculty be appointed coordinator for the federal aid projects, - In addition, bids for five mobile classrooms and one mobile van library vehicle were accepted as recommended by the Equipment and Supplies Committee. The low bid of $4,250 per unit ($21,250 total) submitted by the Graham Mobile Homes for the classrooms were accepted. The other bidder here was Evergreen Mobile Homes at $4,730 per unit for a total of $23,650. FuUington GMC was the successful bidder for the library van at $3,715. The second bidder was Dotts Motor Co. at $4,224.27. The Salary and Personnel Committee report was presented by Paul Silberblatt who also noted one resignation, that of Mrs. Judith Gilliland of the elementary staff. The resignation Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Library Week Set; Members Needed By Philipsburg Friends PHILIPSBURG - Library Week will be observed here beginning tomorrow, Mrs. Richard M. Sharp, president of the Friends of the Library, announced today. The observance will be highlighted by a fund drive during which time memberships will be sold in the Friends of the Library for support of the Philipsburg Public Library, a branch of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum. Members of the Junior Woman's Club and Twentieth Century Club will man tables in the First National Bank and County National Bank to sell Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Increasing cloudiness tonight and-not quite so cool, low in the 40s. Wednesday cloudy with scattered showers and little temperature change.  Sunrise 5:16-Sunset 8:04 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 6.40 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 6.58 feet (rising). 66. Clearfield Weather Monday low 52; High Overnight low 44. 63. Mid - State Airport Monday low, 51; High Overnight low 29. Clearfield Man Loses Car at RR Crossing RENOVO, Pa. (AP) - Edgar M. Clayton of Clearfield, candi date for the Democratic state senatorial nomination, said he was unable to move his car from a railroad crossing near here Monday and was forced to stand by and watch a locomotive demolish it. riie Peop/e SpeoHr... Personal Codes Guide Students, Lubell Finds (Editor's Note: In this second of six articles on how college students differ in their thinking from their parents, public opinion reporter Samuel Lubell delves into the reported new freedom among today's collegians.) By SAMUEL LUBELL Progress Special Writer When college boys and girls are asked what is morally wrong they rarely come up with a quick answer. The most common response, after much hesitation, runs: "Morality is a personal thing. If4-------------------- (The existing rates appear in parenthesis following the new rates.) "Private room, $21 ($19); private room with basin, $22 ($19); private room with basin, toilet, bath, $23 ($19); semi-private (2 bed), $18 ($16); semi-private with basin, $19 ($16); semi-private with basin, toilet, bath, $20 ($16); semi-private (4-bed), $17 ($16); semi-private with basin, $18 ($16); semi-private with basin, toilet, bath, $19 ($16); ward, $15 ($13); nursery (with mother), $8 ($6); nursery (without mother), $9 ($7)." Those rooms not otherwise noted use central bath and toilet facilities. Hospital Administrator Perry E. Curtis said that he didn't know if rates in the other state general hospitals were being raised at this time, and said he would request information from Secretary Rosenn on this matter. It was pointed out that the rates had been raised just last year and the new rates were compared with existing rates at the Clearfield Hospital. Mr. Curtis pointed out that neither hospital benefited when there was a great difference in rate levels. Six trustees voted for acceptance of the new rates and Robert A. Williams of Ramey voted agaii;ist the increase. In other matters, Mr. Curtis submitted the application of Dr. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Hbtts From Heloise ... 12 News From Around World 10 Sports ................. 6, 7 Obitnaries ............... 2 Hospital News ........ 3, 9 Editorial, Columns .......4 Social News ............ 12 Lawrence Twp. Schools To Get Fresh Look Elementary classrooms and grounds of Lawrence Township Elementary Schools will have a fresh look next term through action taken by members of the Lawrende Township School Board at a meetmg last night. Eleven of the classrooms will have new furniture; the floor of the Hillsdale building will be re-finished; lawn and pavmg improvements are slated at some schools and all will find new reference and visual aid material on hand. Specifically, a bid by the Midland Amiesite Co., amounting to $3,573.75 was accepted for pav ing playgrounds and driveways at Glen Richey, Centre, Hillsdale and Plymptonville Schools. Midland was the sole bidder. A low bid of $1,237 submitted by Cams Brothers Inc. for floor refinishing at Hillsdale was also accepted. One other bid, that of $1,350, by D. W. Hummel Inc. was received for this project. Orders for student desks and chau-s for Glen Richey, Hills dale, Hyde and Plymptonville at a cost of $7,003.50 are to be placed, as are those for 11 teachers' desks and chairs, priced at $903.10 for the desks and $138.05 for the chairs. Kurtz Brothers of Clearfield was the only bid der here. Encyclopedia and dictionaries Craft Hit by Missile... Allies Score Air Victory, Down Top Red MIG SAIGON (AP)-An American supersonic jet fighter shot down an MIG21 today over North Viet Nam, a U.S. spokesman announced. The MIG, newest and fastest type used by the Communists in Asia, was hit by Sidewinder missiles in a brief aerial duel 65 miles northeast of the North Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, the spokesman said. It was downed by an F4C Phantom fighter in a dogfight in which two Phantoms attacked two MIG21S. Neither of the U.S. planes was damaged, the spokesman said. It was the first MIG21 kill of the Viet Nam war and the eighth Soviet-built fighter downed in the conflict. The previous seven were the older - version MIG17S. The pilot of the destroyed MIG was believed to have ejected before his flaming plane crashed, the spokesman said. The Sidewinder missile used against the MIG is a heat-seeking projectile which seeks out and climbs into the hot tailpipe of enemy aircraft. The spokesman did not disclose how many Sidewinders were fired. He said further details of the encounter would be available Wednesday. Two of the delta-winged Com- munist fighters and two Phantoms dueled undamaged to a standoff north of Hanoi Monday, American planes and the Soviet-built MIGs had clashed three times Saturday. As agamsl the eight MIGs shot down so far, three U.S. jets have been lost in air-to-air combat. MIGs downed two U.S. Air Force F105 Thunderchiefs April 4, 1965, 80 miles south of Hanoi. A Phantom failed to return after tangling wilh MIG fighters in the area of Red China's Hainan Island April 9. In the fight Monday, two Air-Force Phantoms got off 11 or 12 Sidewinder and Sparrow air-to-air missiles at their delta- winged foe l)ut none hit the mark, the U.S. spokesman said. The MIGs also look some shots at the Phantoms without scoring. Both aircraft are capable of flying belter than twice the speed of sound. The Phantoms are rated slightly faster, but the MIGs are perhaps a little more maneuverable and represent a serious threat to the American jets. The reappearance of the high-performance MIG21S bore out belief that the Communists mean to challenge U.S. air superiority over North Viet Nam Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 1 To Enact Law May 9... Curwensville Council Plans Junk Ordinance CURWENSVILLE - Borough Council lost night worked over a proposed junk ordinance which it hopes to enact formally at its next regularly scheduled meeting May 9. The measure, in effect, will prohibit the accumulation of garboge and rubbish, and the storage of abandoned or junked automobiles on either public or private property within the borough limits. �--- Violations could result in a fine of up to $100 or 30 days in jail under the proposed new law. In other business. Council went on rccorr* to spend approximately $12,500 for surfacing and oiling streets this summer. A survey is planned within the next week to determine what streets should be improved. Noting that several days of bad weather put somewhat of a snag into the Cleanup, Paint-up, Fixup Campaign here. Council decided to extend the observance another month. "I know of several business places that wanted to improve their store fronts but they have been held up by the weather," said President Frank Harzinski. Council also okayed a $50 an- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 it doesn't hurt someone else, I guess it's oil right fo do." This personalizing of morality may prove to be the hallmark of today's new, college generation. Younger people have always been more liberal than their parents in religion, sex. and other moral attitudes. But this is the first time in American history that so many students have declared their in- dependence of traditional moral values and proclaimed a new standard of "doing whatever is right for me." But how "free" are these youths in actual practice? My interviews al 36 colleges and imiversities indicate that these youths arc nowhere as "liberated" as is suggested by their daring "Look, Mom, no Please Turn to Page 5, Col. 1 Clearfield VFW Post Lists Leaders For Buddy Poppy Sale The appointment of Robert Williams as chairman of the Clearfield Veterans of Foreign Wars' annual Bud^y Poppy sale was announced today by Thomas Keith, commander of Post 1785. M the same time an announcement was also made of the appointment of Mrs. Helen Williams a,s auxiliary chairman. Buddy Poppies will be sold on the streets of Clearfield M,ay 13 and 14. Local VFW and auxiliary officers have expressed a desire to make this year's sale of Pleas2 Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Clearfield Club Launches Rotary Day on WCP A All members of the Rotary Club of Clearfield embarked on a new assignment today - they became salesmen for the benefit of the club's college scholarship program. For the next two weeks, the Rolarians will be selling to area businessmen and organizations commercial announcements which the Rolarians will present during the eighth annual Rotary Day on WCPA, Tuesday, May 24. The radio station donates its facilities for the project. The fund-raising project is one of two designed to benefit the college scholarship fund. The Rolarians, over the years, have been able to provide financial help for a number of Clearfield Area and St. Francis high school seniors. Last year, six students each received a cash award of $300. The only other project to help the fund is the annual pancake-sausage breakfast held in No- Artificial Heart Patient Dies After Six Days HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - Mar eel DeRudder, died al 2:04 a.m. today of a possible rupture of his bronchia or trachea as a partial artificial heart device implanled in his chest almost six days ago continued le func tion. The retired coal miner from Weslville, 111., who had suffered serious heart trouble for many years, had lived for six days ih the quiet world of unconsciousness following the dramatic surgery last Thursday. A Methodist Hospital spokes Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Philipsburg Council Airs Request For Miniature Golf Course PHILIIJSBURG - Borough Council held a special meeting yesterday to consider the request made by Tinker Richmond to establish a mmiature golf course on the Cold Stream recreational site below the breast of the dam. Council discussed the proposal and referred the matter to the building and grounds committee for investigation. The committee is to report on its finding at the May meeting next Monday. President Gordon T. Gibson named Councilman John W. Bot-tomley lo act on the street committee while Councilman Fred Gieseke is hospitalized. Cancer Crusade Set Today at Clearfield Cancer Crusade volunteers in Clearfield Borough will launch their attack against cancer today. Volunteers will be knocking on doors seeking contributions for research, education and service. In addition they will be distributing educational literature pointing out the need for early detection and prompt treatment. The slogan for the 1966 Crusade is: "Fight Cancer with a Checkup and a Check." IVesf Decaf ur Girl Iniured In Bike Mishap WEST DECATUR-Kimbcriy Ann Straw, five-year-old daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Straw of West Decatur, was seriously injured at 5:45 o'clock last evening when she was struck by a car. She was taken lo the Philipsburg State General Hospital in the Hope Fire Company ambif-lance and was transferred from there lo a Johnstown hospital due to serious head injuries. Her parents accompanied her lo Johnstown. Her injuries include a brain concussion and bruises of the face. State Trooper Thomas Babich reported the accident occurred as the girl rode a bicycle down the driveway of her home onto Legislative Route 17049 and into the path of an automobile operated by William J. Wolfe, 26, of Altoona. Auto Industry Reverses Stand On Safety Rules By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) - Reversing its previous position, the automobile industry called today for "effective and forceful governmental machinery for setting vehicle safety standards without delay." John S. Bugas, vice president of Ford Motor Co., told a House committee in behalf of the auto manufacturers: "We favor a strong role for the federol government in setting vehicle safety per--*-- formance standards." I if i^* March of Dimes Memorial for SchuckerOK'd The industry contended in earlier congressional testimony that it should be allowed to set car safety standards. But many members of Congress have demanded strong federal standards. In a 64-page statement prepared for the House Commerce Committee, Bugas said, "Today's U.S.-built cars are the safest in our history." But he added that the rising traffic toll demands "development of nationally uniform and legally binding vehicle safety standards." "We believe," he said, "that the federal governmenl should have the ultimate authority and duty under appropriate guidelines to establish the standards applicable to the manufaclure and first sale of the vehicle, and that the slates should he encouraged to enact similar standards and enforce them during the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 A memorial project for the late Raymond E. Schucker was approved last night by the board of directors of the Clearfield County Chapter of the National Foundation. Mr. Schucker served as a director for many years and was considered lo be one of the most active members of the board. Among other activities, he was in charge of the aimual March of Dimes kick-off dinner and the annual Block of Dimes sponsored by the Clearfield Lions Club. Mr. Schucker died April 17. In his memory the board of directors will place the recently published book, "Breakthrough," Please Tui'n to Page 2, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 To Flush Mains IRVONA - Bill Giles, maintenance superintendent of the Irvona Water Authority, announced today that mains will be flushed, starting tomorrow at to p. m., all day Thursday and Friday. COMMUNITY CONCERT OFFICIALS folk over details of the current membership campaign with Ruth Riggs, third from left, New York representative for Community Concert Associationj. Af left are: Richard Kendrick, president of the Clearfield Association; Mrs. John K. Reilly Jr., secretory; and, at far right, Harry P. Helmstodter, campaign chairman. The campaign opened last night at a dinner in the New Dimeling Hotel and will close Saturday. (Progress Photo) Importance Of Good Music Is Emphasized The importance of obtaining good cultural music for the Clearfield area was emphasized lo workers of (he Clearfield Comnuinity Concert Association al a dinner last night in the New Dimeling Hotel. The event marked the opening of a wceklnn.u caiiipaisn m secure the inenihrrshlps ncecss;iry to l)rinf,' to lliis i'()innuini!.\ the finest live entertainment in the world. Tlie campaign \-3 headed by Harry P. llclmstadtcr. Ruth Riggs, .New York representative for Community Concert .Associations, complimented \he group on its 30th year and pre.";pnted information on the concerts for ne.M season. -Announced concerts include the Westminster Choir, one of the five top choral groups in the United States, and a dance group, Four Go Dancing, which includes narration explaining the dances. The third concert will be announced at the close of the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7