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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 19, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                TOO AY  TOMORROW  i BY GEORGE A. SCOTT, EDITOR OF THE PROGRESS t *      f * J.*.**, .v JU..�jiZjl Education in Focus Era of The Jointures (Second of Three Articles) Although they have brought a broader and better educational program to the pupils, aided in the development of the professional teaching staffs and provided the means for construction of badly-needed junior-senior or senior high school buildings, the Joint School Systems have not always had a happy life during their 20 year history in the Clearfield Area.        ' Some Controversies Flared As noted in the previous article, the nine-district Chestquehanna Valley Memorial Joint School District formed in 1949 disbanded after two years of operation over a dispute as to where a new junior-senior high school building should be located. Another jointure, the West Shannon, failed to get off the ground back in 1949-50 when it was decided that even with state and Public School Building Authority aid the five districts involved , would not be able to finance a new junior-senior high school building. The Lawrence Township District threw the Clearfield Area Jointure into an uproar in 1956 by threatening to withdraw from the grades 1-6 section of the jointure agreement. And Philipsburg-Osceola Area has had its controversy over the location of an elementary building to replace the Lincoln School in Decatur Township that burned in 1963. Some of the problems and discontentments that arose were the natural results of the newness of the joint systems and their physical setups. Until their new buildings could be financed and constructed, some of the jointures operated two or more high schools with obvious difficulties in coordinating the educational programs and student activities. The elementary grades with their buildings scattered over a wide area presented an even greater problem of supervision and program extension until the jointure administration could work out its own work schedules. When the Clearfield Jointure of seven districts voted to expand from grades 7-12 to take in all grades in 1954, Superintendent S. F. W. Morrison reminded the joint board that "it will take tolerance on the part of all of us to make this work. Every member district won't get everything this year - that is just physically and financially impossible - but the goal is a richer school program for all in the coming years." Unfortunately, tolerance on the part of all concerned was hard to come by in the early days of most jointures. Equal Voice for All One of the disadvantages of the tuition system which the joint school system corrected was that the districts sending pupils to other districts for junior or senior high instruction had no say as to the curricula or operation of the district to which they were paying tuition. The jointure agreements provided equal representation or voice for each district in the operation of the joint system. However, this equal voice was never based on the premise of "one man-one vote" recently upheld by the United States Suprem* Court-as- the basis for representation in the state legislature and the House of Representatives at Washington. Thus, the sparsely populated and usually poorer districts have, over the years, frequently called the turn in jointure operations, sometimes to the detriment of the over-all program. In the Chestquehanna site dispute of 1950-51, for example, four districts had two-thirds of the pupils but were blocked at least temporarily by the other five districts in the site selection. One of the five districts had only two pupils eligible for the proposed junior-senior high school! The Chestquehanna Story The Chestquehanna Jointure had received approval of the State Public School Building Authority in October, 1950, for a grant of $480,000 for a junior-senior high school building. Originally, five of the nine district boards - Burnside, Cherry Tree and Westover Boroughs and Burn-side and Chest Townships - favored a 100-acre site in Burnside Township. Burnside Borough's board later switched to join with Mahaffey, Newburg, New Washington and Bell Township in asking consideration of sites at Newburg, New Washington, Burnside Borough and Five Points. The dispute went on for something like five months. Each time a vote was taken the result was 5-4 against signing the agreement for the Burnside Township site. Finally, on April 14, 1951, the joint board decided to dissolve the jointure as "unworkable" because of the disunity. County Superintendent D. A. Yingling told the joint board that Chestquehanna's progress from an educational standpoint in two years had been "phenomenal" and said "it is unfortunate that the jointure got tangled up in site." The Cherry Tree, Westover, Chest and Burnside Township boards organized the Harmony Joint Schools, secured the grant from the SPSBA and built the $446,580 junior-senior high school building now known as Harmony Joint. The other five districts organized and operated for one year a jointure known as the Susquehanna Valley Joint School System and in 1952 joined with three Indiana County districts to form the present Purchase Line Jointure. Boards Retained Autonomy While pooling their resources under the jointure system, the individual school districts have continued as separate entities, electing the same number of directors and their school boards have levied taxes, handled some building construction, received reimbursements directly from the state for repayment to the joint system and in general continued as a separate operation within the over-all jointure. More than one district board has found it difficult to relinquish the control it enjoyed as a separate district in favor of the broader, system-wide administration and this has not contributed to smooth operation of the jointure. This district board autonomy has been a weakness of the joint school system that presumably will be corrected under the new statewide reorganization program. The Clearfield Jointure-Lawrence Township dispute of 1956 was a case in point. The Lawrence Board felt that its district should have an elementary supervisor, a job that had been abolished in 1954 when the Clearfield Jointure was expanded to include grades 1-6. Lawrence directors also complained that actions had been taken by the jointure administration without consulting them. The board voted 5-2 to withdraw from grades 1-6 of the jointure, but citizens of the township met in the Plymptonville School and voted almost unanimously to ask the board to rescind its action. Finally, after some negotiations with the Joint Board over terms of a new agreement, the Lawrence Board signed the agreement July 1, 1956. The Progress Today's Chuckle Boss to new employe: "I want you to know that my door is always open - so please walk by quietly." Vol. 60 - No. 118 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,  Thursday, May 19, 1966     14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Ky Troops Surround Rebels Viet Cong Exploits Turmoil Peggy Ann Bradnick Rests in Hospital; Her Ordeal Over... Bruised and Blistered-But Safe By STEVE MARCUS SHADE GAP, Pa. (AP) - Scratches, bruises, blistered feet and sheer fatigue gave evidence today of schoolgirl Peggy Ann Bradnick's week-long ordeal as the captive of a crazed kidnaper and killer. Peggy Ann. 17, rested in the Fulton County Medical Center in nearby McConnellsburg. She was safe after a week of hiding and running with her captor, who sometimes dragged her by a chain around her neck as he fled from a massive manhunt in the wooded Tuscarora hillsides. Two men were dead when the drama ended. One was an FBI agent  shot   by   the   kidnaper Youth Has Mixed Emotions... Uncertainty Over Fatal Shot Exists By JULES LOH SHAPE GAP, Pa. (AP) - "Everybody said I did what I should have done, so . . ." Larry Rubeck, 15, couldn't bring himself to accept it. The shotgun blast he fire at William Diller Hollen-baugh, 44, may have ended the life of the crazed kidnaper and killer. Maybe not. Authorities say Hollenbaugh may have been killed, instead, by a state policeman's shot in the volley of crossfire that ended a massive manhunt in the Rubeck family's �  ,  , farmyard. "I thought I had done it," * '" ''  Larry said, "Until I heard the coroner's report. I think I shot him-but I'd just as soon have it the other way." An autopsy on Hollenbaugh indicated the bullet which killed him was probably smaller than the "pumpkin ball" load fired by Larry. But the slug did not stay in the body and Larry couldn't be sure. "I guess if I had pulled the trigger I'd feel the same as Larry." said his 16-year-old brother David. "But I think he's worrying more than he should." David said FBI agents who questioned   the  boys   felt   the same way. "Hollenbaugh had kidnapped WILLIAM D. HOLLENBAUGH 17-year-old Peggy Ann Bradnick . . . Slain Terrorist         and held her captive for a week, _^.shot to death FBI agent Terry Ray-Anderson, 42, one of the searchers, and seriously wounded deputy sheriff Francis Sharp, before he died just outside a window of the Rubeck farm- Workmen Putting finishing Touches On Clearfield Pool More equipment for the new Clearfield swimming pool is arriving this week as workmen began putting the finishing touches on trie Reedsville complex. A shipment of copper pipe was due to arrive this morning and a fence was expected to be delivered before the weekend. At a meeting Tuesday night the Swimming Pool Association voted to borrow funds to cover current construction bills amounting to more than $9,000. It was announced that grass will be planted around the site after the concrete pool decks are poured. The directors were also told that a watchman has been hired to see that the site is not damaged in the evenings. Paddock Pool Builders, the firm which constructed the pool, is scheduled to start the filtering system next Monday, Harry Davis, an association director, reported. Borough Engineer Allen Martin told the association that bids Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 house. The window, shattered by Larry's shot, was boarded up as the boys sat in an adjoining living room and recalled the event. One FBI man, David said, told Larry to try to think that he did the whole nation a favor. The FBI man said that the fellow Larry shot was something Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Philipsburg VFW Plans Poppy Sale PHILIPSBURG - Mayor Clifford A. Johnston has proclaimed Friday and Saturday as poppy days for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The red memorial poppies, made by hospitalized veterans, will be sold on the streets in the business section this weekend by members of the Louis Jenkins Post No. 3450. Joseph Slo-goski is chairman of the poppy committee.. The post has 2,000 poppies. Mr. Slogoski urged the public to "wear a memorial poppy to honor the nation's war dead." Tuesday. The other, the kidnaper, William Diller Hollenbaugh, 44, was killed in a final gun battle Wednesday in which a deputy sheriff was wounded. Hollenbaugh kidnaped Peggy Ann, a quiet, pretty high school girl, at gunpoint May 11 while she and her five brothers and sistefs walked home from school. Dr. Gerald T. Lorentz, medical director at the center, spoke with the girl after her rescue. He said Peggy Ann indicated she spent the first two or three days of captivity in a house or shelter before the pair took to the woods. A spokesman for the state commented during the massive manhunt that the kidnaper ap- parently knew the area - one of rocky, wooded mountains and deep valleys - "like the back of his hand." "I gather she slept outside during those nights." Lorentz said. "She and Hollenbaugh ale beans and corn out of cans." Lorentz said the girl told him the kidnaper dragged her by a chain around the neck several times. Dr. Robert Fry. a physician at the center, said he found no evidence the girl had been molested. Peggy Ann may ha\e recognized her raptor as the lone figure frequently seen pedaling a battered red bicycle through the neighborhood. Local residents of the tiny nearby com- munity of Burnt Cabins called him "Bicycle Bill" and considered him "very strange." No suspicion publicly was cast on Hollenbaugh during the first few days of the search for Peggy Ann. But it was later revealed he was a suspect almost from the start and police watched his two-room cabin just off Route 522. Hollenbaugh's record - a 5-to-10-year penitentiary term for burglary, plus 13 years in Far-view Slate Hospital for the criminally insane - placed him under suspicion. He also had not been seen since the kidnaping. As    the    investigation    ad- Plcase Turn to rage 10, Col. 1 Rice Will Lose Chairmanship ... Shapp Moves To Control Party for November Election PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Milton Shapp has taken steps to insure that he will be at the controls when his party battles the Republicans in the November election. Shapp, the upset winner who stunned the Democratic organization by defeating state Sen. Robert Casey in Tuesday's primary,  said Wednesday he planned to replace state ----------�-  chairman John Rice June 1 I - |   Rice's term expires then. Tax Program Changed ... West Branch OKs Tentative IOC Budget ALLPORT - The Interim Operating Committee of the West Branch Area Schools last night adopted a tentative budget for the coming school year with estimated expenses set at $943,417.29. A resolution was adopted cutting the school's 1 cent wage tax to one-half of one per cent. Another resolution was adopted to - advertise the board's intent to  levy a $10 occupational tax, proceeds from which would help off-4-----�---- set the reduction of the wage per tax. It was also voted to levy S10 in per capita taxes ($5 under two separate acts) and to retain the real estate millage rate at its present 36 mills. The board members, by resolution, established rules to govern maternity leaves and set-ling forth certain conditions. Wednesday, Sept. 7. was set as the opening date for the next school term. The opening will be preceded by a teachers' meeting to be held Sept. 6lh. School will close next year on Friday, June 2. Fred Si'dorick of Osceola Mills was elected science teacher in the junior high school to succeed Miss Linda Prunella who is leaving to take advanced studies. The resignation of Mrs. Elizabeth Hollenbach was accepted. Mrs. Hollenbach. veteran Mor-risdale faculty member who teaches sixth grade, will retire at the end of the current term. The First National Bank of Philipsburg was named as the school depository for the coming year. The bank bond was set at $200,000. Substitute teachers during the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Driver Hospitalized, Charged by Police In Philipsburg Mishap PHILIPSBURG - A car was damaged to the extent of $3,000, the driver was injured, and other damage amounted to $50 in an accident here yesterday afternoon. Police Sergeant Malhew F. Gowland reported that Peter A. Sheremeta, 48. of Hollidaysburg, was hospitalized with injuries after an accident at 2:15 p. m. a.t the intersection of South Centre and Berkley streets. Sheremeta, who was charged Please Turn to Paige 10, Col. 5 Inside The Progress PRECINCT winners are listed on Page .......... 22 Classified Ads ........20, 21 Hints From Heloise ____ 13 Comics...........23 News From Around World 2 Sports   .............. 16, 17 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ............ 8 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News 3, 13, 24 Sunday School Lesson - 9 Comedy Takes Most Old Town Player Awards "Oh, Men - Oh, Women," the comedy in which a psychiatrist has more problems than his patients, claimed the lion's share of honors at the Old Town Players annual award dinner last night. It was chosen the best play of the year and three members of its cast won three of the four acting awards for the best performances of the past year. The play's director, M r s. Lucena Hubler, also set something of a record herself. For the first time since the John Lewis Shade Post No. 6 of the American Legion started this annual recognition of the Players, she received two of the three awards given by the post. Mrs. Hubler, the wife of Albert Hubler, received t h e plaque for direction of the best play of the year and also the one given for the best actress of the year. She received the acting award "His resignation will be appreciated then," said the millionaire Philadelphia industrialist whose lavish expenditures helped bring him the primary victory. Shapp added that a successor would be named in the next 10 days. Rice, however, did not sound like a man who wanted to step down. "My term expires when a new chairman is elected," Rice said. He quickly pointed out that it is possible for a chairman to be re-elected The state chairman added that officers are elected for two-year terms. The election will lake place by June 15, Rice said, adding that he has not yet decided when to issue a call for the election. "I don't have any comment other than that the election code and rules of the Democratic party provide that the state committeemen of the party elected in the primary will meet within five weeks of the primary Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Several Changes Are Listed In Election Totals A tabulating error has caused a change in the final four-county vote totals for state senator in the 34th District for both Republicans and Democrats but has not changed the winners. On the Republican side, the incumbent Daniel A. Bailey of Philipsburg is still the winner with 9,125 votes. Other GOP totals were: James B. Reese, Houtzdale, 8,498; and Dr. Earl L. Lentz Jr., Lock Haven, 6,277. The Democratic victory went to Jo Hays of State College with 8.166 votes. Others were: Frank M. O'Neil, DuBois, 5.129; and Edgar M. Clayton, Clearfield, 1,949. A rccheck of balloting in Cur-wcnsville's Second Ward gave James B. Reese an additional Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Buddhists Appeal For Peace; Disassociated With Red Overtures By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's troops surrounded rebel headquarters in Da Nang today after more than four hours of heavy shooting around the Buddhist stronghold. The government appeared trying to choke off the dissidents rather than wipe them out in a direct attack. In an attempt to exploit the turmoil, the Viet Cong's underground Liberation radio threw Communist support behind the rebels and urged all South Vietnamese troops to "rise up" against the government. Buddhist leaders in Saigon and the northern provinces sent pleas for intervention to end the civil strife to world leaders, but significantly the monks avoided any association with the Viet Cong overtures. The Buddhists also canceled all rallies today to avoid the impression that they might be in honor of North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh's 76th birthday today. In the war against the Communists, only one major ground action was reported and monsoon rains held U.S. Air Force and Navy planes to 23 missions against North Viet Nam.. The U.S. command announced the loss, apparently to ground fire, of an Air Force C123 cargo plane on a flare-drop mission 36 miles northwest of Qui Nhon. Bodies of two crewmen were found in the wreckage, and the other three were listed as missing. Allied dead and missing last week,   announced   today,   re-Please Turn to Page 2, Col. S Three Given Sentences In County Jail Three defendants - including one convicted by a jury last May -- were given terms of one to two years in the Clearfield County Jail when they appeared for sentencing at yesterday's session of monthly Plea Court. Stanley Dombroski Sr. of Houtzdale, R. D., who was found guilty of larceny and receiving stolen goods at the May, 1965, session of criminal court was also fined $500 and placed under the supervision of the state parole board. A jury had found Dombroski guilty of stealing equipment from freight trains but recommended leniency. Dombroski's sentencing was delayed a year awaiting the outcome of his appeal of the verdict. Also sent to jail and fined $100 were 17-year-old Edward Bumbarger of Frenchville R. D., pleading guilty to burglary and larceny, and Daniel Ray Webster of Osceola Mills R. D., who entered a similar plea on two counts of larceny. Bumbarger's court-appointed attorney, David S. Ammerman, asked the court to consider a suspended sentence in order that his client - a school dropout- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 TOP AWARD WINNERS - Mrs. Lucena Hubler accepts one of the two American Legion awards she received at the Old Town Players annual award dinner. She was the recipient of both the best actress plaque and the one for the direction of the best play. Charles Dzubinski, at right, shows the award he received as the best actor of the 1965 season. The presentation is being made by Steve Demchak, commander of the John Lewis Shade Post No. 6 of the American Legion. Heavy Rain Blankets Area Heavy rain drenched t h e Clearfield County - Moshannon Valley area last night sending torrents of water rushing over streets and highways. Rainfall measured two inches at Mid-State Airport near Philipsburg, 1.60 inches at Clearfield and 1.55 inches at the Curwensville Dam. A government spokesman said continuing runoff as a result of the storm would probably raise the reservoir level seven or eight feet above normal. The U. S. Weather Bureau at Pittsburgh late yesterday afternoon issued a severe weather warning for Western Pennsylvania as far east as Clinton, Cambria and Somerset counties and the western panhandle of West Virginia. Heavy rain, hail and destructive  winds   raked  sections  of Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Fair and cooler tonight, low 42 to 50. Partly cloudy and a little cooler Friday with a few light showers. Sunrise 5:50-Sunset 8:27 Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. m. - 5.15 feet (risingl. Today 7 a. m. - 5.50 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Wednesday low 58; High 66. Overnight low 62. Precipitation 1.60 inches. Mid - Stats Airport Wednesday I o w 52; High 58. Overnight low 55. Precipitation 2.00 inchei. 86   

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