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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 27, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Toda/s Chuckle Fun is like insurance: Tlie older you get, - the more it costs. TheProgress Reader's Tip British autlior reports on Red Cliiiia. Turn to Page 5. Vol. 60 - No. 99 Our 56lh Year Clearfield, Curwensville, PhilipsbtJrg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, April 27, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY fl t Nlowitain Pass Is Target. . North Viet Supply Line Hit by U. S. Bombers By PETER ARNETT SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. Air Force B52s pounded North Viet Nam for the second time in the war today, again attacking the Mu Gia Pass on the supply route to tlie south. In their first raid on the Communist north 15 days ago, the Strategic Air Command's eight-engine planes dropped 700 tons of bombs which set off landslides that reportedly closed the pass. But a week later U.S. spokesmen said North Vietnamese workers had reopened the mountain roadway and men and supplies for the Viet Cong were again able to get through. The- U.S. spokesman said no assessment had been made yet of the damage inflicted today by the raid on the mountain gateway on the Laotian frontier 230 miles south of Hanoi. While the long-range American bombers from Guam struck the north, Viet Cong terrorists singled out a new target in a month-long wave of violence in Saigon. A powerful mine e.xplod-ed in the midst of civilian construction workers, killing eight South Koreans and three Vietnamese and injuring more than 40 persons, including some children. In the ground war, the U.S. 1st Infantry Division and the Marines continued two major searches for the Viet Cong, but so far reported only meager results. After four days of scouring the jungles north of Tay Ninh City, 50 miles northwest of Saigon near the Cambodian frontier, the "Big Red One" reported killing 15 Viet Cong and capturing 570 tons of rice in Opera-lion Biriningham. The Marines said they had killed 31 Viet Cong since they Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Teachers Make Several Moves Af Philipsburg PHILIPSBUPtG - The Philipsburg - Osceola Education Association, in a general meeting in the senior high cafeteria here Monday night, took action on a number of recommendations of the Education Committee, elected officers and learned that recognition had been given its Newsletter. The Education Committee recommended that: 1. teacher aides be hired for all teachers; 2. a more effective means for screening pupils be found; 3. the maximum pupil assignment for first grade teachers be 25, all other elementary 30; 4. women teachers, in compliance wilh slate law, be allowed Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 C. of C. Elects, Makes Changes At Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG - Four directors were elected, changes to the by-laws were adopted, and a new rale structure of dues was approved last night at the annual business meeting of the Chamber of Commerce held in the Reliance Fire Hall assembly room. Rembrandt B. Rickard, Charles B. Jones and William G. Emert were re-elected to the board and Edwin T. Shingle-decker was elected to succeed Charles J. Hartle who retired after 15 years service. A motion was adopted commending Mr. Hartle for his efforts on*----^- behalf of the community. Bylaws changes included: a name change to read. The Philipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce; authorization of three additional directors (including the retiring president) to be named by the president with board approval for one-year terms; limiting the term of directors to two successive three-year terms; a change of quorum from seven to eight members for board meetings; providing that the annual meeting shall be held before the end of the fiscal year; specifying that notices of special meetings shall appear in all local papers; providing for nomina- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Cloudy and unseasonably cool tonight with rain in the south and occasional light rain or snow mixed in the north portion. Low tonight 35 to 45. Thursday cloudy, scattered showers and not quite so cool. Sunrise 6:14-Sunset 8;05 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. rn. - 6.30 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. -- 6.05 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 36; High 74. Overnight low 45. Inside The Progress Hints From Heloise .... 28 Comics ................. 27 News From Aroiuid World 2 Sports .............. 16, 17 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... 8 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News...... 12. 22, 24 School News ........6, 8, U Stale News Briefs ...... 21 Area Servicemen ........ 3 New Library Rooks ... 25 Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 HONORED BY RED CROSS - Certificate of appreciation for service to Red Croiss is displayed by Clearfield Mayor Edward A. Clark, center, and Mrs. T. A. Mc-Govern, Chapter secretary. From left ore Earl O. Halls-trom, honored for first aid leadership; the Rev. Harrison Price, Chapter chairman; Mrs. McGovern and the   *  * � At Annual Clearfield Meeting  . Mayor; Mrs. Geo.-ge Dietzel, public information activities; Mrs. David Walburn, chairman of blood program volunteer recruitment; and Francis R. McGoey, Chapter treasurer since 1935. Also receiving certificates were Mrs. Chester Rish I for Junior Red Cross leadership and Robert M. Hershey, former disaster relief chairman. Red Cross Chapter Honors Seven "I wonder if those first Clearfield Red Cross workers back in 1917 ever thought that the Chapter would still be meeting and planning even bigger things 49 years later," remarked one Red Cross board member to another at the close of last night's annual dinner meeting. The affair was held in the Captain's Table Restaurant with some 60 Red Cross volunteers and friends present to honor seven of their associates, elect officers and board members aiid hear a brief informal talk by LI, Cnuir. William B. Lower, U. S. Navy (Ret.), executive secretary of the Blair County Chapter of the American Red Cross, The Rev. Harrison Price, Chapter chairman, presided and headed the slate of officers which was unanimously reelected to direct Chapter activities for another year. H i s aides are: the Rev. Vernon J. Miller, ^ice chairman; Francis Tfce People Speolt... Choice of Career Influences Student's Political Leaning (Editor's Note: This is the third of a series of six articles by public opinion reporter Samuel Lubell on how today's college students differ in their thinking from their parents.) By SAMUEL LUBELL Progress Special Correspondent It's a quiet battle - no demonstrations, picketing or even headlines. But it is shaping and even changing the polilical loyalties of college students across the country. The critical issue in this conflict is: How do students see their economic future? Do they identify their hopes and ambitions wilh a booming private economy or with an expanding welfare state? Nearly all of the political shifting taking place on college campuses today centers around this one polarizing conflict-the same central battle over the role of governmenl which divides the whole nation. One result is the curious spectacle of children of welMo-do Republicans declaring, as did the son of a Texas motel owner (Lubbock), "Government is the only instrument we have for getting things done." Equally strange, students from poorer families affirm - to quote'the son of an Alyon rubber worker Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 R. McGoey, treasurer; and Mrs. T. A. McGovern, secretary. New directors for a three-year term are Mrs. Earl J. Clark, William Shaw and Mrs. Cora Turner, Clearfield; Mrs. Willard Wisor, Mahaffey; Mrs. Harold Shircy, Pleasant Valley, and Mrs. Emma Walts, Kerrmoor. Directors re-elected are .Mrs. John E. Hess, Mrs. George Dietzel, Earl O. Hallslrom, As-bury W. Lee III, Pastor Miller, John K. Reilly Jr. and Mrs. Chester Rishel. all of Clearfield; Mrs. Jacob Kanlar, Curwensville, and Rudolph F. Schrot, Lawrence Township. The personnel committee report was presented by M r s. Hess for her committee of Mrs. Walburn and Joseph S. Ammer-man. The Chapter called upon the services of Clearfield Mayor Edward A, Clark to present certificates of appreciation to seven volunteer workers. The recognition went to: - Mrs. McGovern - Volunteer staff aid on a regular weekly basis in the emergency days of World War II, later becom- West Decalur Child Dies Of Mishap injuries WEST DECATUJl - Multiple head and internal injuries suffered in a bicycle - automobile accident Monday evening have proven fatal to five-year-old Kimberly Ann Straw. The child, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Straw of West Decatur, died al 4:20 p. ni. yesterday in the Lee Memorial Hospital at Johnslown. She was injured at 5:45 p. m. Monday when she rode her bicycle down the driveway and onto Legislative Route 17049 into the path of an automobile operated by William J. Wolfe, 26, of Altoona. The little girl was taken lo Philipsburg State General Hospital and then transferred to Johnslown due to serious head injuries. She regained consciousness for a brief period yesterday but then lapsed back into unconsciousness. Clearfield County Coroner William W. Strange termed the ac- Plcase Turn lo Page 10, Col. 1 Kiv/anians Told Of Piracy Of Drug Patents Clearfield Kiwanians heard a talk on piracy of drug patents, inducted a new member and were told of a $100 contribution by a former member to the club's Student Loan Fund at their regular weekly dinner meeting in the New Dimeling Hotel last night. "Piracy constitutes a major problem in the pharmacculica industry," Roger Mills of Johns town, a representative of Le-derle Laboratories, told the Kiwanians. "Our research patents and secrets are being stolen for sale abroad and foreign companies are now making anti biotics American companies de veloped and are selling them in this country, even to the United States governmenl." The foreign companies, he ex plained, can sell the drugs made from pirated patents because Please Turn lo Page 10, Col. 3 County Native Dies in Accident At State College STATE COLLEGE - A 49 year-old State College woman and native of Frenchville, Mrs. Geneva Chase, died Monday evening in the Centre County Hospital al Bellefonte of injuries stjffered several hours earlier in an automobile accident here. The car Mrs. Chase was driving was demolished when it was struck broadside by a vehicle belonging lo Stale College Borough and operated by Blair T. Prcssler. Pressler was treated for bruises. Borough Police said Mrs. Chase, traveling west on Easterly ParkAvay, went through the stop sign at the intersection and was hit by the municipal vehicle traveling north on Allen Street. The boom on the front of Ihe truck, used for attach- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Please Turn lo Page 10, Col. 4 United Fund Votes $1,088 for Red Cross An emergency grant of $1,088 ha.s been made to the Clearfield Red Cross Chapter by the United Fund of Clearfield area. The action was taken following a National Red Cross announcement that an additional $9 million was needed to alleviate a "critical financial situation" brought about by major disa.'^ters and the continuing needs of the Viet Nam conflict. The idea of a special campaign to raise the money was rejected because the U. F. board of directors felt that citizens are already faced with too many drives. In accordance with its "one-gift" concept the U. F. will include the Red Cross in next fall's campaign. Penn-Central Merger Approved New Rail Giant Will Take Over Bankrupt Line Merger Affects District; All Plans Unknown Clearfield will become the prime assenib-ly point for coal shipments from the Clearfield County area under the New York Central -Pennsylvania R a i Iroad merger, according to a spokesman for both railroads. William Baird, manager of Public Relations for PRR, told The Progress by telephone from Pittsburgh this morning that coal shipments from the major producing areas of Osceola Mills, Cherry Tree and Clearfield will be assembled at Clearfield. But, Mr. Baird added, shipments from the Black Lick and Irvona areas will continue to move through Cresson. He also said that under an agreement with the union, no jobs will be lost at Osceola Mills in the merger as was reported back in 1962. The only change for personnel would be in their reporting location. Mr. Baird said that other details affecting Clearfield County are not yet available. Changes brought about by the merger in this area as reported in 1962 have either been eliminated or are not referred to in more recent joint merger studies. COUNTY OFFICE SETS HOURS The Clearfield County Veterans Affairs Office in the Courthouse Annex will be closed Friday and Satmpday -foiv>.�lter-ations, it was announced today. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Interstate Commerce Commission unanimously approved today the merger of tha Pennsylvania ond New York Central railroads - the biggest merger in U. S. history. But it rejected by a hairline 6-5 vole another merger plan that would have created the nation's longest railroad. The ICC, ordered the new Eastern rail giant to take over all operations - passenger and freight - of the bankrupt New Haven Railroad, -f---------- The decision was made April 6 but not disclosed until today. By handing down one of its rare merger vetoes in an age of continuing rail consolidation, the ICC turned aside the bid of the Great Northern, Northern Pacific, and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy to merge, taking over two smaller railroads, into a 25,000-mile system stretching from Chica,eo lo the West Coast. Over a barrage of dissents, charging the majority with abdicating its duty under national transportation policy, the ICC ruled that the drastic loss of competition and harmful effects to employes in a Northern lines' merger far outweigh the financial advantages of such a consolidation. There was no immediate comment from the lines involved, pending study of Ihe ICC order. The Penn-Ccntral merger - which may lake effect in Ihe first week of June-will create a system of some 20,000 rail miles, extending from Montreal and Norfolk, Va., west in an hourglass pattern to Chicago and St. Louis. The corporate giant will have combined assets exceeding $5.3 billion. The new system, the ICC said it. a report by Commissioner Kenneth H. Tuggle, will be in a better position lo compete with the East's two other great i'lcase Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Approval Seen ByUMWOn New Conf ract By GAYLORD SHAW WASHINGTO.M (AP) - Mhie workers' reprcsentalives vole today on a contract agreement aimed at ending a strike involving more than half the nation's 100,000 sofl coal mii'iers. Sources predict approval. The contract reportedly gives all miners a raise of SI or more in daily pay, retroactive lo April 1. This would be slightly in excess of the administration's 3.2 per cent wage guidelines. An estimated 23,000 miners were awaiting approval of the contract by the 200-member national policy committee of the United l\line Workers before returning lo work. As many as 60,000 miners were off the job during the two-week walkout, the industry's largest in 15 years. Thousands of them heeded a back-to-work plea from union officials and returned to the pits pending a final agreement. Contract terms were worJced Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 A PROUD MOMENT comes for Charles Graham of Boy Scout Troop 7 qs his grandmother, Mrs. William Mattern, pins on his Eagle Award. James Hommaker, at left, district executive of the Bucktail Council, presented this highest award in Scouting to Charles at a Court of Honor Monday night. Looking on is Robert Stoudnour, Troop 7 Scoutmaster. ' lit A * . -f Time To loin Clearfield Pool family Is Now The time to become a member of the Clearfield Area Swimming Pool is now, not after the new pool opens. Thai's the word today from the pool association as it actively opened the membership rolls for the 1966 swimming season at Clearfield's newest outdoor facility. A 20 per cent discount is being offered to persons who join before the May 30 opening dale. Families or individuals can save, a spokesman said, by signing up now for a summer of fun. The pool office is located on the second floor of The Progress building. Applications may be mailed to: Clearfield Swimming Pool Association Inc.. Progress Office, Clearfield. An application form was published on page Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Eagle Scouf Award Goes To Clearfielder Charles Graham of Clearfield Boy Scout Troop 7 recei\cd scouting's hii,'hest rccoj;nition. Ihe Eagle Award, at an award dinner .Monday nishl. The dinner in (he Trini(,\' Methodist Parish House was ho.sted by the Men of Trinity who sponsor Troop 7. The presentation of the Eagle Badge highlighted the Court of Honor ceremonies. Il was made by James Hammaker. executive representative of the Buck-tail Council, who spoke on Charles' qualifications for the award. The honor of pinning Ihe badge ort the new Eagle Scout went to Charles' grandmother, Mrs. William Mattern of 319 Pennsylvania Ave., with whom firm To Study Problem Over Shortway Project Slate Kcp. L. Eugene Smith of Punxsulawncyiajd The Progress this morning Inat the State Highway Dcpartmeni has awarded a conlrnci to Gwin En-Sincrrs of .Mtoona to study the DuBoi.s watershed problem. The problem involves a claim by the City of DuBois that construction of the Keystone Short-way in the watershed would damage the city's water supply. It has asked Ihe stale to construct and maintain a temporary filtration plant at the reservoir. Rep. Smith said he was told of the engineering contract yesterday by Highway Secretary Henry D. Harral during a meetmg at Harrisburg. "Secretary Harral has assured mc," said Smith, "that turbidity, contamination and quan-tiiy of water during and after Please Turn to Page 2, Col. S Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2