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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 14, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Customers who think waiters are rude - should see the management. The Progress Reader's Tip Honors (or schoolboy athletes . . see Page 6. Clearfield, Curwensviile, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, May 14, 1966 Vol. 60 - No. 114 Our 56th Year 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Astronauts Checked By Doctors Medicare Services Approved Clearfield Hospital Application OK'd By Social Security Routine Tests Part Of Pre-Flight For Tuesday Launch By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - Gemini 9 astronauts Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene A. Cernan had a four^hour appointment with doctors today to make certain they are physically and mentally fit for their rendezvous and space walk mission. Stafford, 35-year-old Air Force major, and Cernan, 32-year-old Navy lieutenant commander, were to finish with the medics about 1 p.m. and then huddle with Gemini officials to discuss all phases of the planned three-day flight. The Gemini 9 doubleheader launching is to start at 11 a.m. Tuesday when an Atlas rocket boosts an Agena satellite into orbit. A Titan 2 is to propel the astronauts aloft at 12:39 p.m. to begin pursuit of the Agena. Stafford and Cernan are to catch and link up with the A.ge-na after a four-hour chase, practicing many of the maneuvers Apollo astronauts will make in returning from the moon. Cernan's health is especially important because he is to make a physically-demanding 2 hour 25 minute space walk during which he is to determine just how well man can operate outside an orbiting ship. For part of the excursion he will zip about with a rocket-powered back pack on a 150-foot tether. The maneuvers could set guidelines for future space tasks such as assembling space stations in orbit, maintaining and repairing satellites and transferring from one craft to another. Cernan will spend the first 50 minutes outside on a 25-foot umbilical line which provides oxygen from the spacecraft. During that time, medical monitors on the ground will watch his heart rates and respiration. If there are no adverse readings, Cernan will be allowed to don the back pack, which has its own oxygen supply. The additional 125 feet of tether which he will attach has no life support systems nor will it relay medical data to the cabin for trans mission to the ground. The astronauts plan three different rendezvous approaches with the Agena, all applicable to man-to-the-moon flights. They also plan three separate firings of the powerful Agena engine while hooked up. Philadelphia Fire Kills Five In Their Bedrooms Bv LEE LINDER PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A fast spreading fire that caught them in their beds killed five-persons and critically burned another in a three-story brick house in North Philadelphia today. Eleven others, including two policemen and two firemen, were also injured. Some of those who escaped, climbed out of upper story windows and then leaped to safety in (he pre-dawn darkness. The medical examiner office said it had not identified the victims. The victims and the injured came from several families who lived in apartments that occupied the narrow brick structures. Critically burned was Larry Moore, 11, who was taken to St. Luke's and Children's Hospital. He had burns over most of his body. Business Growth Taper Seen Industry, Cabinet Predict Slowdown Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 A little cooler tonight, low 35 to 45. Sunday mostly sunny and a little warm- Sunrise 5:55-Sunset 8:23 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 6.50 feet (rising). Today 7 a. in. - 6.50 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Friday low 42; High 64. Overnight low 45. Mid . State Airport Friday low 42; High 57. Overnight low 40. The application of the Clearfield Hospital to provide services under the Social Security Hospital Insurance program has been approved. The agreement provides that the hospital will not charge patients for services covered by the Social Security program. The agreement, approved May 10, also provides that the hospital will abide by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act which prohibits discrimination based on race, creed or national origin. The signed agreement was delivered yesterday to Paul E. Loubris, administrator, by Timothy P. McLain, assistant manager of the DuBois Social Security office. Mr. McLain said the hospital is the first in the area to receive final approval and added that a plaque showing the hospital is participating in the program will be delivered shortly. The hospital will begin July 1 to provide covered services for people entitled to hospital insurance benefits under the Social Security Act. The hospital, certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare as meeting standards for high quality health care, also has entered into an agreement with the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. MEDICARE AGREEMENT DELIVERED - Paul E. Loubris, seated, administrator of the Clearfield Hospital, accepts a signe d agreement from Timothy P. McLain of the DuBois Social Security office approving the hospital's application to provide services under the Social Security Hospital Insurance program effective July 1. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Hints From Heloise ____ 12 Comics .................. 11 Sports ................ 6, 7 Obituaries .............. 10 Hospital News ........ 3, 7 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Today in History....... 3 School News ............ 2 Church News ............ 5 Fallout From Chinese Blast Is Not Much WASHINGTON (AP) - A Public Health spokesman said today that the radioactive fallout in the United States from Red China's latest nuclear blast will be barely measurable and "won't last long." A high-flying radioactive cloud spawned by Monday's blast continued to move cast over the United States. The Weather Bureau said the cloud would be over the Eastern Seaboard sometime today and over Europe by Monday. The spokesman described the blast as "a single shot with a relatively small yield. Compared with what wc went through in 1961 and 1962, it's nothing." Heavy nuclear testing by the United Slates and the Soviet Union brought the average concentration of iodine 131 in fresh milk samples across the nation to about 70 picocurics per liter by the autumn of 1962, far below a level considered dangerous by U.S. authorities. Some of the blasts were in the megaton range, equivalent to millions of tons of TNT apiece. The Red Chinese blast was estimated to be in the 130.000 kilo-ion range, equivalent to 130,000 tons of TNT. Even with the larger Chinese blast, the spokesman said. "If we get any fallout at all it'll be spotty and last only a feu-days. " Most of the fallout will show up in milk, he said. "Don't forget." the spokesman added in an interview, "if there's a cloud passing over, one of the factors as to whether you get fallout on the ground is whether there is precipitation." The Public Health Service Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 No Loitering Arrests Mode at Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG - Last night was the date given by Mayor Clifford A. Johnston for the police to break up loitering on the streets. Although two teenage dances were held, police reported that both broke up in orderly fashion and that no arrests were made for loitering. At Clearfield. Car Dealers Told Of Industry The automobile industry is objecting to recent word pictures classifying it as the primary contributor to the national highway accident toll, members of the Clearfield New Car Dealers Association were told at a meeting yesterday. Paul Ruch, who operates City Auto Sales at Clearfield and is a director of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), told the Clearfield organization that an emergency meeting of the NADA officers was held at Washington, D. C, Wednesday. The meeting was called, Mr. Ruch said, to review the effects of the current Congressional auto safety hearings on the retail portion of the industry. It produced, he added, the following statement from S. E. Kossman, NADA president: "It is regrettable that t h e automobile is being singled out as the primary contributor to our nation's highway accident toll. It would only be a reasonable and logical gesture on the part of our industry's critics (o apportion the blame in equal shares and include the highway, the driver and the pedestrian. "Moreover, the undue emphasis placed on the automobile's role as a wanton purveyor of death and destruction by over-zealous and frequently only partially informed critics is damaging to our whole economy. "It would not only be fair, but also a welcome change from the biased atmosphere which House Members, Auditor General May Testify HERSHEV, Pa. (AP)-Three members of the House and the state auditor general are expected to be called to testify when the court-martial of State Police Maj. Willard J. Stanton resumes next Wednesday. Deputy AUy. General Judson Ruch said Friday the representatives, all members of a special House Committee investigating charges of wiretapping by the force, would be asked to appear, along with Aud. Gen. Grace M. Sloan. A four committee member, Rep. Joseph P. Rigby, R-Alle-gheny, was the only witness heard Friday before the court-martial was recessed. Rigby testified for 25 minutes behind closed doors. When he left the hearing room, he declined to reveal his testimony. He said, however, that if newsmen had been permitted inside they would not have learned anything more than already has been made public. Rep. Donald G. Lench. D-Bea-ver, committee chairman also was scheduled to testify, but he did not appear. Lench. contacted later, said that on Thursday he received a subpoena, dated May 10, with a letter instructing him to remain on a standby basis, and inform- Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Clearfield Dealers Planning Auto Show The Clearfield New Car Dealers yesterday approved plans for an auto show to be held the weekend nf May 27-28. & three-member planning committee was selected to make arrangements for the show. Committee members are Ande Rrss, Jay Masters and Robert Rhone. The dealers have scheduled a luncheon Tuesday at noon in the New Dimcling Hotel. Scranton Is Among Honorary Pallbearers For Alessandroni PHILADELPHIA (AP)-Gov. William Scranton was among the honorary pallbearers at services Saturday for former stale Atty. Gen. Walter E. Alessandroni and his wife, Ethel. The Alessandroni's, James E. Staudinger, Montgomery County Republican chairman, and a New Jersey pilot were killed on Sunday in the crash of a small plane in Western Pennsylvania. Gov. Scranton and nearly 1,-000 others crowded into the Ab-ington. Pa., Presbyteriat. Church Friday to attend memorial services for Staudinger. Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer. the governor's cabinet, and other state and local political leaders attended these services. New Phone Listed For The Progress Office at Coalport Effective Monday, May 16, the telephone number at The Progress office on Main Street, Coalport, will be 672-8600. The office, located in the Hegarty Education Building, will be open from 1 to 5 p. m. Monday through Friday. It will be closed on Saturday. Mrs. Leroy D. Caskey is in charge. Her home telephone number is 672-8263. Haushalter Named To College Grid Post EASTON, Pa. (AP) - William J. Haushalter, 31, Philipsburg-Osceola (Pa.) High School football coach since 1962, today was named backfield coach at Lafayette College. Wall Street Searching For Decline Bottom By ED MORSE NEW YORK (AP) - Where will the slock market decline find a bottom? That was the question on Wall Street today at the end of another big weekly loss. The investment spokesmen were trying to cheer stocks on to a recovery. "I think the market is at or near a turning point right now." said Robert H. Stovall. vice president of E.F. Hutton & Co. "There are too many pood values around to be ignored." But the stock buyers weren't listening. The Dow Jones industrial average this week tumbled 26.72 to 876.11, its lowest reading since last July 29. Volume was heavy, 43,022.661 shares compared with 48 million the week before. Production cutbacks and a drop in sales in the auto industry dominated stock market sentiment throughout the week. In addition, there was some further talk of tax increases, more evidence of higher interest rates, some additional concern about corporate profits in the periods ahead. The market fell every day Please Turn to Page 10, Col. Low Bid Received For Rt. 36 Project HARRISBL'RG (AP) - Unofficial low bids totaling S8.791.520 have been submitted to (he State Highways Department for 37 miles of highway modernization projects in 16 counties. The department said Friday among the projects, by county, were: Clearfield - Resurface 2.49 miles of Rt. 36 between West-over and Newburg. Midland Contractors, Inc., Bellcfonte - $160,454. By STERLING F. GREEN HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) - Top industry and Johnson administration officials have agreed that the galloping rate of business growth will slow down in the next seven months. This consensus emerged Friday after more than 100 industrialists met with Cabinet officials and Gardner Acklcy, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, at the spring meeting of the Business Council. Other leading topics during the day-long closed sessions included the current auto sales lag and the sinking stock market. But most talked about was the threat of inflation. Ackley told the businessmen that "some slowing down is already evident and welcome." But it remains uncertain, he said, whether the production rise will be slowed to a rate that is sustainable without serious inflationary hazards and, he implied, without a tax increase. William M. Batten, board chairman of J.C. Penney, Inc., and head of the council's committee on the domestic economy, reported on behalf of the council's panel of lnoit than 28 professional economists. He said the nation's output will total S732 billion this year, exceeding by $10 billion the January forecast of the President's council. But the gains will average Sll to S12 billion a quarter in annual rate, Batten said, well below the $17 billion jump in the first quarter. The climb of consumer prices also will be about one-third slower than the increase in the first quarter of this year, Batten said the economists reported. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Third Member Of Burglary Trio Guilty The third member of a trio that burglarized the Lithuanian Club at Osceola Mills last Sept. 14, was convicted yesterday of burglary, larceny and receiving stolen goods. Harry Phillips of Brisbin shared the same fate as his colleagues, Vaughn William Phillips and Richard L. Shirey, both of Houtzdale, who were found guilty earlier this week of the same three charges. All three are now awaiting sentencing. The conviction of Harry Phillips took considerably longer than it had to find Vaughn William Phillips and Richard Shirey "guilty as charged." The jury of seven men and five women were out nearly four hours. They finally returned with the verdict at 8:25 p. m. Whiskey, beer, cigarettes, candy and change were taken in the burglary which occurred during the early morning hours of SepUt .Slate_p.olice said entrance to the building was gained through the rear window. Mrs. Gcraldine Caruso, whose home is at the rear of the Lithuanian Club, said that she was awakened about 2:30 o'clock that morning by the barking of dogs owned by her husband. Looking out a window she saw three men at the rear of the Lithuanian Club. She identified Harry Phillips as one of them. Mrs. Caruso also noticed an old red panel truck parked near the club. Other witnesses told of seeing the three defendants riding in the truck and it was identified by Vaughn Phillips as belonging to Harry. Vaughn Phillips, who is not related to Harry Phillips, testified for the Commonwealth in the Shirey trial. Yesterday he was a witness for the defense. He testified that he and Robert Shirey had committed the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Attempted tail Break Reported Sheriff William Charney reported today that an investigation is under way into an attempted jail break last night at the Clearfield County Jail. No details were made available, pending a further investigation into the incident. U. S. Has Lost 243 Airplanes Over North Viet By ROBERT TUCK31 AN SAIGON', South Vict Nam (AP) - The U.S. Command announced today that 243 American planes have been shot clown over North Vict Nam since hombings north of the 17th Parallel began months ago. An official spokesman also reported that 104 U.S. planes have been lost to cnem\ action in South Viet Nam since January 1961. The total for losses over North Vict Nam was almost entirely from enemy ground fire. Only two U.S. planes have been shot down by Communist MIGs. The spokesman said the figure covered losses since Feb. 7, 1965, when the United States began air attacks on North Viet Nam. up to last Wednesday. The announcement of plane losses came as the war in Viet Nam slackened considerably both in the air and on the ground. While the official spokesman Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Armed Caravan Looks for Girl, 'Mountain Man By STEVEN B. MARCUS Associated Press Writer SHADE GAP, Pa. (AP) - An armed caravan of cars prowled the main roads around this rural southern Huntingdon County Community throughout the night looking for some clue in the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl feared kidnaped by a mysterious "mountain main." State police, assisted by hundreds of volunteers, were to resume a full-scale search for Peggy Ann Bradnick to-, * . day. The search was suspended at dusk Friday, and police said they had failed to uncover a trace of the girl or the armed man who abducted her on a dirt road a quarter-of-a-mile from her home late Wednesday afternoon. Slate police said there is a possibility the girl's abductor is the mysterious sniper-known to residents as the Mountain Man -who his terrorized the tiny community of 140 for the past two years. They also said they hoped to have a composite drawing of the abductor ready for release today. The artist's sketch was compiled from information obtained in interviews with townspeople, many of whom reported being shot at by the sniper. The sniper is called the Mountain Man because he suddenly -appears out of the woods, fires a rifle and then disappears back in the woods. He has wounded at least two persons, one seriously. Despite Ihe searchers' failure to find a clue, Peggy's father, Eugene Bradnick, says he believes his daughter is still alive. He said he does not believe his daughter and her abductor are still in the area, however, "unless that dirty devil has her locked up some place." Bradnick said Peggy knows the area well enough to find her way to safety if she is released or escapes from her captor. State police have used helicopters, light planes, bloodhounds and Army jeeps and weapons carriers in the so - far futile search. Hundreds of volunteers have answered appeals to assist the Peggy Ann Bradnick Blood - Clotting Agent Found, Offers Hope By RALPH 1HGHTON LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two researchers - one of them dramatically saved by a drug he helped develop - announced today the development of a new blood-clotting agent which may eventually let chronic bleeders live normal lives. Drs. Edward Shanbrom and G. M. Thclin of Hyland Laboratories said they had found a way of producing on a commercial scale a concentrate of antihemophilic factors - AHF - which is missing in hemophiliacs. Hemophilia is a hereditary disorder in Ihe body's blood-clotting'mechanism. Its victims bleed internally without apparent cause, usually in the joints, and even minor cuts can be fatal because their blood is slow-to clot in the wound. Thclin, 39, is a hemophiliac. He suffered a brain hemorrhage a year ago and was treated experimentally with the AHF concentrate which he and Shanbrom were developing. Thelin recovered completely and Shanbrom said it was one of the few ca^cs of a hemophiliac recovering from a brain hemorrhage. Six months later Thclin hegan hemorrhaging from peptic ulcers and was successfully treated again with AHF. Dr. Shelby Dietrich, director Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Garage Door Stomp Only Music on Air CLINTON, Iowa (AP) - Don Nelson was awakened Friday by the .sound of his garage door opening anrl closing. He investigated and found hi? electronic garage door opeuer was missing from his car. Nelson called police. They arrested two youths, ages 16 and 17. in a car parked in an alley nearby. They had the electronic door opener. "They thought it was a transistor radio and were trying 10 get it to work,'' police explained Growth Seminar Slated for Area leaders Monday Area community leaders will meet with Pennsylvania Electric Company officials and a team of consultants on community development Monday at Clearfield to review economic growth prospects and recommendations for the area. Monday's meeting will include representatives from Bellwood, Clearfield, Coalport, Curwensviile, DuBois. Houtzdale, Philipsburg, Quehanna. Tyrone and Westover. It will be the first of 14 one-day seminars held by Penelec throughout northern, central and southwestern Pennsylvania for Chamber of Commerce and industrial development leaders and other officials from communities in the utility's 33-coun-ty service area. The seminars will report findings of a three-month study conducted by Central Economic Development Organization. Inc. (C'KDOi, a Washington. P. C firm retained by Penelec for its competence in area development programs. Initially the CEDO representatives compiled and analyzed information on an area-by-area basis on natural resources, transportation, land use patterns, public services, and data Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2