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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 6, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Bargain Days Sale Under Way at Curwensville Bargain Sale Begins Two-Day Event Features Awards, Parking, Movie CURWENSVILLE - Ideal weather greeted the opening today of a two-day Bargain Days Sale at Curwensville which is being sponsored by the Retail Committee of the Curwensville Community Association. Outstanding savings, cash awards and free parking are being featured during the event, the first community-wide sale of its kind here in years. In addition, the Rex Theatre offers a free movie tonight and tomorrow night to children under 12 accompanied by their parents. Nearly 40 merchants are participating in the sale and their stores will be open until 9 o'clock tonight. Tomorrow the stores will be open from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. a. rn. to 5 p. m. Shoppers at any of the stores displaying the Bargain Days banner are" eligible for cash awards totalng S10O. Four awards of $50, $25, $15 and $10 will be given. In addition to big savings on virtually every family need, the participating stores are blossoming with extra specials on lawn, garden and home improvement items in conjunction with Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up time currently being observed. Many of the stores are also featuring Mother's Day specials at extra big savings. And through the cooperation of Curwensville Borough Council, parking is no problem here this week. It's all free. Damage Totals $330 In Two Accidents, One Person Injured Approximately $330 damage was caused to vehicles involved in two accidents in the Clearfield area yesterday. One person was slightly injured. One of the accidents occurred in Clearfield Borough at 8:45 p. m. on Cemetery Road near East Market Street. Richard Britten, 25, of Clearfield R. D. 2, told Patrolman Richard Shaffer that he was attempting to turn into Cemetery Road when another vehicle approached traveling near the center of the road. Mr. Britten said he swerved to the right to avoid a collision and his sedan went into a ditch. Ben L. Williams, 22, of 116 S. Second St., Clearfield, a passenger in the sedan, suffered minor bruises but did not require hospitalization. Damage to the sedan was estimated at $250. The other accident was at the intersection of Routes 17086 and Maple Avenue. State police said David Sharp, 42. of Clearfield R. D. 2, was Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 21.1 Injured .............. 108 Damages ........ $121,935 Deaths ................  6 Deaths Elsewhere -   1 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 238 Injured .............. 162 Damages ........ $174,080 Deaths ................   6 Deaths Elsewhere ____   1 Today's Chuckle Modern music covers a multitude of dins. The Progress Reader's Tip Old Town Sportsmen encour-age fishing in river. See Page 13. Vol. 60 - No. 107 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,   Friday, May 6, 1966 14,518 Copies Daiyl 20 PAGES TODAY Americans Close on Trapped Reds.., Viet Fighting Rages By ROBERT TUCKiMAN SAIGON. South Viet Nam (AP) - Fierce fighting raged today in central Viet Nam as American air cavalrymen closed in on a trapped Communist battalion. A U.S. spokesman said 141 Viet Cong had been killed in 24 hours, 30 cap- tured and 307 suspects rounded up. The U.S. command said elements of the 1st Air Cavalry, Airmobile. Division exchanged heavy fire throughout the day with about 300 Viet Cong troops and that at last reports the action - called Operation Davy Crockett - was continuing. The battle - largest ground fighting in recent weeks - erupted Thursday about 10 miles north of Bong Son, near the China Sea and about 280 miles northeast of Saigon. In the air war, the U.S. command announced the loss of two Tax Increase Included... Curwensville IOC Gives Budget Tentative Approval CURWENSVILLE - A record $1,019,103 budget and an accompanying district-wide tax increase were tentatively approved last night by the Interim Operating Committee of the Curwensville Area School District. Fina' action on the budget, which is now available for public inspection, as well as a uniform 34-mill real estate tax and a $10 per capita tax, is scheduled for next month. Under mandatory school reorganization, which becomes effective July 1, the entire tax structure throughout the six districts comprising the Curwensville school system must be uniform. SHAPP ARRIVES AT CLEARFIELD - Milton Shapp, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is shown after alighting from helicopter on a scheduled campaign stop at Clearfield yesterday. With him is Mrs. Raymond Wilson of DuBois, a two-time delegate to the Democratic convention, who accompanied the air caravan from DuBois to Clearfield. Man at left is unidentified. (Progress Photo) West Branch Tax Increase Seen Likely ALLPORT - Real estate taxes in the five townships comprising the West Branch Area Schools will likely be increased by 10 mills, from 36 to 46 mills, Attorney David L-. Baird, solicitor for the school district, disclosed today. Mr. Baird said the real estate tax increase seems pretty certain since no firm agreement was reached Tuesday evening at a meeting of the school directors and the supervisors of the five townships concerning the 1 per cent wage tax levy. The supervisors of Graham Township served notice on the board of their intention to claim one-half of the wage tax levy. However, the supervisors indi- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Morris Twp. Firemen Completes Plans For Annual Celebration MORRISDALE - The Morris Township Volunteer Fire Company has completed plans for its annual carnival and celebration to be held June 8-11. Ground prizes are to be awarded each night and carnival rides and attractions have been booked. Advanced ride tickets are now being sold by company members at reduced rates of 10 for SI instead of 25 cents each. The celebration will be climaxed with a Saturday night parade of bands fire companies and marching units. Lynn Coudriel announced that a half side of beef will be award- Weather Delays Arrival . .. Shapp Brings Campaign to Area Milton Shapp brought his whirlwind helicopter campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination to Clearfield yesterday. Shapp, who is bucking the organization-backed candidates, arrived 2Vi hours late -for a scheduled 11 a. m. stop. - His apologetic press agent said the air caravan had to detour  around   a   storm  aft' Erie earlier in the day. Shapp's helicopter touched down in a field near the Captain's Table Restaurant at 1:30 p. m. where he was met by only a handful of supporters. A larger crowd was on hand in the morning but the number dwindled as the hour grew later. The Philadelphia industrialist, who has the endorsement of 50 or more labor unions throughout Pennsylvania, rode in a car caravan to Shapp headquarters in the Clearfielder Hotel after greeting supporters at The Captain's Table. Among them were a few union representatives and Democratic candidates and officers. During a brief interview, Shapp renewed his pledge   to Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 In Medicare Program... Senior Extra Citizens Insurance Have Plan By EUGENE MILLER Newsday Economic Analyst Special Writer for The Progress Under Medicare, all those 65 and over are eligible for the basic hospitalization benefits. The cost "will be paid from speciol Medicare funds. However, in addition to basic hospitalization insurance, all those 65 and over are eligible to join a voluntary doctor-bill insurance program that the government helps subsidize. This program is intended to pay doctor bills, and other expenses not covered by the hospitalization plan. You can use any doctor you want and go to as many doctors as you want, and this insurance plan will help pay most of the bills. It includes doctor bills for surgery, hospital calls, house calls and office visits. However, you must go for a "specific complaint." The insurance does not cover routine medical checkups. This insurance also covers the cost of X-ray and other labora- tory tests, plus radium, and radioactive isotope therapy. Other items covered are the costs of surgical dressings, splint casts, braces, artificial limbs, plus rental of iron lunes, oxygen tents and other equipment. This insurance also pays for ambulance service if no other transportation is available, or it is medically advisable. The voluntary insurance plan Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Gold Medallion Home on Display At Curtis Park PHILIPSBURG -Open house will be held from tomorrow through May 15 at the new Gold Medallion all-electric home at the corner of Sheffield and Duncannon streets in Curtis Park. Visiting hours to the n e w home this weekend will be from 2 to 9 p. m. The same hours will be observed on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. From Monday through Friday visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p. m. The attractive, colonial, split-level home contains 2,724 square feet of floor space. The split-foyer leads into a large balconied livingroom and to a spacious recreation room, on the lower level, which contains 494 square feet. There is a spacious kitchen and dining room, three bedrooms, and 1\i baths. The paneled game room has a fireplace. A large sliding glass door leads onto the paiio. The kitchen is equipped with an electric range and sink with disposal unit. A half-bath is located adja- Please Turn to Page 2. Col. 4 Inside The Progress Classified Ads 16, 17, 18 Hints From Heloise 11 Comics 19 News From Around World 8 Sports     .......... 12, 1.1 Obituaries    ........... 2 Hospital News ....... 14, 18 Columns     .............. 4 Today in History ........ 2 Church News     ......... 7 Your Aching Back ...... 15 Shugarts Shoes To Move Into New Location PHILIPSBURG - The Shugarts Shoe Store will move into new quarters, less than a block from its present location, early next month. Orville B. Shugarts announced today that he has purchased the Hagerty building on Front Street, later owned by Gustaf-sons and more recently by Triangle Shoes. He will occupy the new building in about a month's time. Work was started this week on remodeling of the new quarters. The new location is on the west side of Front Street, adjacent to the Rowland Theatre. Since opening here 10 years ago, Shugarts Shoes has been housed in the Stein building on the east side of the street. This storeroom has housed a shoe store for more than 50 years. Mr. Shugarts stated the new storeroom will give more than 50 per cent more space in the salesroom. The more spacious quarters, he said, will belter enable them to serve their many customers. Thus, the proposed millage increase will have a varying affect on the individual property owner, depending upon the district in which he lives. Least affected, for example, is Pike Township which currently has a 32-mill real estate levy. Ferguson Township on the other hand, will jump from 10 to 34 mills - an increase of 24 mills - under the present proposal. Other districts and the rate of increase are as follows: Curwensville, up eight from 26 mills; Grampian, up four from 30 mills; Greenwood Township, up 19 from 15 mills; and Penn Township, up four from 30 mills. Ferguson Township is the lone district which heretofore had not imposed a per capita tax on its adult citizens. Despite the spiraling costs, the IOC "working in unison with the administration over a period of weeks, was careful to trim the budget to the barest minimum. Over half of the budget expense goes for teacher salaries which, at $552,050, total about $75,000 more than the current year and more than $100,00 over that of three years ago. Over-all costs of instruction, which also includes textbooks and other teaching supplies and aids, is estimated at $604,997 and is up for the fifth consecu- Maximum Cost - $6,200... Clearfield Council OK s Publishing of Laws Clearfield Borough ordinances are going to be reviewed and for the first time in borough history published in printed form as the result of action taken by Council at its semimonthly meeting last night. The councilmen present unanimously agreed to enter into an agreement with the General Code Publishing Co., of Spencerport, N. Y., for the project. The maximum cost to the borough will be $6,200 which will be paid over a three-year period. Please Turn io Page 8, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Coalport Woman Faces Charge In Shooting Son COALPORT - Mrs. John E. Bullers Sr. of Coalport has been charged with pointing a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting of her 24-year-old son, John Bullers Jr., last Friday night. Mrs. Bullers has been arraigned on the charge but a hearing has been postponed since she is now confined to the Al-toona General Hospital. It is in this same hospital that her son is recuperating from a bullet wound in his left thigh. State police said he was shot during what appeared to be a family argument in the Rainbow Inn which is owned by his parents. PRR Announces Renovation .,. Pittsburgh To Get Major Facelifting PITTSBURGH (AP) - The city of Pittsburgh, recognized in some quarters as the nation's showpiece in urban renewal through self-help, is going to get a major facelifting that will add luster to its famed Golden Triangle. The Pennsylvania Railroad announced plans Thursday night that will wipe out 40 square blocks of old office buildings, truck terminals, warehouses and wholesale produce buildings which sprawl haphazardly some nine city blocks along the Allegheny River.   -    ----   ------------......- ------ Replacing the buildings will be modern, streamlined office and high-rise apartment buildings complemented by wide thoroughfares, gardens, lawns, woodlands and parks. The project will cover 148 acres-six times larger than Pittsburgh's first renewal program, the Gateway Center. As with Pittsburgh's renaissance project, the PRR's pro-posal-to be called Penn Park-is a joint effort of private enterprise, local government and community leaders. No price tag was placed on the project; nor was any timetable announced. Stuart T. Saunders. PRR board chairman, said. "I serve notice this evening that we are open for business, The PRR owns 80 per cent of the land and has acquired the remainder. "The Pennsylvania or others acting for it will seek subdevel-opers for indiv idual buildings or complexes," Saunders said. Saunders, in announcing the plans to Pittsburgh civic and business leaders, said a six-lane Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Truck Breaks Through Walk At Clearfield The right front wheel of a heavy construction road scraper dropped through a sidewalk on Turnpike Avenue at Clearfield this morning after the driver tried to move the big machine out of the way of an approaching truck. According to unofficial reports the unidentified driver was approaching the red light at Turnpike and Nichols when he pulled to the right to allow an oncoming truck to get past. His right wheel climbed the curb and broke through ihe pavement into an underground stream. One passer-by said it looked like the huge wheel had dropped some six feet into the ground. 1 Houtzdale Firemen To Demonstrate New Equipment on Sunday HOUTZDALE - This community's new fire truck will be in operation Sunday during a public demonstration and fire-training drill. Fire Chief Thomas Love announced that the company's l.OOOgallon tanker and pumper combination will be placed in action for the first time Sunday during the drill. The company's recently purchased pumper will also be in service. The new tanker truck was built by George Gainvors. Members of the Houtzdale Volunteer Fire Co. assisted with the work. Chief Love urged that residents of Houtzdale and surround, ing communities turn out Sunday to watch this demonstration which is part of the schooling and instruction the firemen are receiving in their state fire school course. A state fire school instructor will set fire to an unoccupied house at 2 p. m. and the company members will fight the blaze as part of their training course. The firemen are now completing their fifth week of training. Chief Love stated that with the purchase of the new pumper and the conversion of the new tank truck the fire company can give the area much better fire protection. The approval of the agree ment was one of several ac lions taken by the councilmen during a busy session in which they also approved the raising of television cable rates and opened bids for meters for the municipal parking lot nearing completion on East Cherry Street. Under the agreement with the General Code Publishing Co., the firm would review all borough ordinances and notify the Council where there were duplications or obsolete ordinances so that these could be repealed. The remaining ordinances would be indexed and printed in hard-cover loose leaf binders so that any passed in the future could be inserted easily. For the first year the new ordinances would be printed without charge. Council would receive 25 copies of the bound ordinances making it possible for each councilman to receive one. Robert Smay, former Altoona councilman who is a representative of the company, suggested that other copies be put in the county law library and public and school libraries. "This will help to better inform the people - something that is necessary for good government," he said. Mr. Smay also pointed out that $6,200 is the maximum cost of the project and since the price is determined by the number of ordinances to be printed, it may be less than this amount. Navy planes Thursday in addition to an Air Force plane announced earlier. Two of the pilots parachuted safely to the ground but heavy antiaircraft fire drove off rescue helicopters. The third pilot ejected into the Gulf of Tonkin and was rescued by a seaplane. A total of 231 planes now have been reported lost over the North. The raiders came within 15 miles of Hanoi Thursday, a spokesman said, and attacked a road segment northeast of the North Vietnamese capital. Only once before in the war have American planes come that close to Hanoi. That was on April 17, when Air Force planes pounded missile sites 15 and 17 miles south and southwest of the capital. The spokesman said Air Force and Navy planes flew a total of 48 missions in the North Thursday after a two-day lull due to bad weather. They also hit trucks 20 miles from Hanoi, railroad yards 35 miles north of it. and communication targets around Dien Bien Phu and Dong Hoi. The Strategic Air Command's B52 Stratoforts came in from Guam today to attack the Communist C zone near the Cambodian frontier for the eighth time in nine days. The U. S. 1st Infantry Division continued Operation Birmingham in the area some 75 miles northwest of Saigon. U. S. fighter-bombers flew 313 sorties against suspected Communist targets in South Viet Nam Thursday with the airmen reporting many buildings destroyed or damaged, eight sampans demolished and seven Viet Cong killed. The cavalry action near Bong Son began Wednesday with two light skirmishes. At midday Thursday the cavalrymen on high ridges made heavy contact with Communists dug into the lowlands. The cavalrymen, in three units to the north, west and south of the enemy nearly surrounded the Viet Cong in a five mile arc between the ridges and the north-south Highway One, not far from the east coast. In the fighting Thursday, the spokesman said, the cavalrymen killed 100 Vict Cong. Heavy exchanges continued until near midnight and firing was sporadic for the rest of the night. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Anti-Poverty Group Seeking Data On Child Care Unit The Area 2 Community Action Committee is trying to find out how many residents of Clearfield Borough, Lawrence, Bradford and Pine townships are interested in a child care unit at a proposed all-purpose center. As a means of finding out, the anti-poverty group is mailing out questionnaires asking residents with children between the ages of 2 and 9 if they are interested in the child care proposal. The form also asks which hours during the day would be most suitable for parents. The committee is planning to locate the center at Hyde. The child care unit will be included if there is sufficient interest. Persons who do not get forms in the mail can obtain them by writing to Community Action, Area 2, Box 627. Clearfield. The Battle for Your Mind ... Negroes Gain, Whites Still Run Alabama By SAMUEL LUBELL The voting returns from Tuesday's primary in Alabama tell an ironic story - of both racial progress and reprisal. In sweeping his wife to such an overwhelming victory, Gov. George Wallace demonstrated anew two time-proven political maxims - that the art of politics is often the art of picking one's enemies and that voters who suffer a    humiliating    defeat   will*-..... -- -........- - -   ------ seek political revenge. It was at Selma a year ago that Wallace really won Tuesday's election. At the time of the Selma demonstrations I was interviewing in Alabama. To nearly every white person I talked with, the March from Selma to Montgomery was humiliating and embittering - like a show of force by some foreign occupying power. Typifying these resentments were comments such as, "It's rubbing salt in our wounds" or, "The Negroes will get their voting law; they don't need this march." When Wallace challenged Martin Luther King and President Johnson on the Selma march, he picked the enemies that enabled him to voice the angers and frustrations of most white Alabamans. Repeatedly I was asked, "Did you hear Wallace's speech? He told them off." In Clanton a well-dressed merchant drew appreciative murmurs when he Please Turn to Page 2, Col. S   

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