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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 20, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Today's Chuckle The trouble with success is that the formula is much the same as the one for a nervous breakdown. The Progress Reader's Tip Clearfield Bisons win a title. Turn to Page 10. Vol. 60 - No. 119 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,  Friday, May 20, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Viet Crisis Continues To Build Up Said 'Outdated as Horse Cavalry'... Congressmen Seeking Draft Re-examination WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional critics pressed today for an exhaustive re-examination of the nation's military draft system. They charged present procedures are inconsistent, inequitable, discriminatory and as outdated as the horse cavalry. Twd resolutions were introduced in the House asking appointment of special investigating committees. In the Senate, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., called upon the President to appoint a commission to review the "many inconsistencies and inequities" of the draft. The developments came as Pentagon officials reported Thursday Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara opposes the idea of allowing service in the Peace Corps or similar programs to be accepted as a substitute for military service. McNamara left this question unanswered when he said in a Montreal speech Wednesday that the inequities in the draft might be remedied "by asking every young person in the Unit- ed States to give two years of service to his country" in uniform, the Peace Corps or other help-mankind programs. Some members of Congress said, however, that alternatives to military service should be considered. Among the possibilities, they listed the Peace Corps, hospital or slum work, urban construction and conservation. But in Dallas, Tex., Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey. Selective Service director, said he doubts Congress can be sold on a plan that would substitute some other form of service for military duty. "It's awfully hard to keep that 'something else' within reasonable limits," Hershey said. He declined further comment on the resolutions, saying similar proposals have been offered in the past. Hershey was in Texas to accept a Boy Scout award. In the Senate, Nelson drew support from Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and Jacob K. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 Curwensville IOC Approves Raises For Teachers CURWENSVILLE - The Interim Operating Committee of the Curwensville Area School District acted on a number of matters last night, including the approval of $4,500 in merit raises for teachers. The raises, which become effective next school term, were recommended by a Teachers Association rating com- mittee in line with the IOC's Presbyterians Debate Change In Confession By GEORGE W. CORNELL BOSTON (AP) - A year-long, nationwide debate among United Presbyterians today churned to a head over a proposed new confession of faith, their first creedal revision in more than three centuries. It has been a rousing issue among the 3.3 million members of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. for the last year. It touched off more sparks when it reached the floor of the denomination's governing General Assembly Thursday night, with more discussion expected late "today. Action on the matter isn't expected until near the close of the eight-day meeting early next week. But the bursts of applause in the initial skirmishing indicated the document had predominant support. The 4,600-word confession is the first effort to define the Church's beliefs since the Westminster Confession of 1649. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 merit raise policy. In addition, individual salary increases totaling $900 were approved on the recommendation of the administration for teachers who are out of step with state salary schedules. The IOC discussed at great length the salary schedule of athletic coaches but took no action, pending further study. However, the directors did create three new positions relating to athletics - equipment manager, junior high wrestling coach and assistant junior high football coach. Applications within the school's faculty will be taken for the position of equipment manager. In still another related matter, Ihe IOC renewed a three-year contract with Lyle Domico as head wrestling coach. Turning to other business, the committee voted to retain Pennsylvania Municipal Service Co., Pittsburgh, as wage tax collector for another year. The IOC decided to prepare a letter of commendation to be sent to Miss Mary Gretchen Leib, a member of the high school faculty, who received a Freedom Foundation medal for her outstanding contributions in the field of education. For bringing the distinction to herself and the Curwensville schools, the IOC also decided to pay Miss Leib special recognition at the next teacher-director dinner. Return Board Starts Official Vote Count A three-member return board was sworn in at noon today to begin the official compilation of votes cast in last Tuesday's primary election in Clearfield County. Members of the board are Mrs. Alice Wagner of Westover and Mrs. Winifred Heverly of Irvona, both Republicans, and Stephen Pearcy, a Democrat from Curwensville. Harmony High Commencement Slated Sunday Doctor Relays Information... Peggy Ann Bradnick Remains in Seclusion SHADE GAP, Pa. - Peggy Ann Bradnick remained in seclusion today at Fulton County Medical Center with information from her being relayed by Dr. J. T. Lorentz, chief of staff. Her only contact with the outside world thus far has been Dr. Lorentz. Her hospital door is open from time to time   at   her   request  "so   I   can   see   who   is   going by." ---  - A state police and FBI guard stand outside the door as a grim reminder to the pretty 17-year-old of her seven-day ordeal in the woods with a crazed kid-nap-killer. A news conference with the girl was tentatively scheduled for later today. Dr. Lorentz quoted the girl as saying she did not want to meet newsmen Thursday and "would not particularly desire it at any time." "She's a country girl, been through a rough experience and doesn't meet strangers easily," he told newsmen at an impromptu conference in the hospital Thursday. Lorentz did say if a news conference with the girl was held there would be no pictures. He added that only one or two reporters would be permitted to Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 WESTOVER - The Rev. Dr. James Burnett Reid, above, pastor of the Calvary Church at Indiana, will be the principal speaker for the Harmony Joint High School's commencement exercises to be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. in the high school auditorium. His topic will be "The Long, Long Trail." A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Reid came to this country in 1926. He was educated in the Lambhill Street School, Glasgow, and Wood-bridge, N. J., Schools and holds a B. A. degree from College of Wooster, a B. D. degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary and an honorary doctor of divinity degree from the College of Wooster. He has also done graduate work at Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to becoming pastor of the Calvary Church in 1956, Dr. Reid served pastorates in New Jersey. New York and at Philadelphia. Activities since his ordination include: American Red Cross, Speakers' Bureau, North Atlantic Area; Boy Scouts of Amer- Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 7 At Pittsburgh Blowout... It's Co Go' for GOP By JOE KROV1SKY PITTSBURGH (AP) - Repub-licans are trying lo get rid of the GOP's straight-laced image. They staged a SlOO-a-plale dinner dubbed as "a go-go party." The mam speaker for the blowout Thursday night was former Vice President Richard M. Nixon-escorted to the speaker's platform by a bevy of go-go girls. Other innovations: - Four hip swinging gn-go girls twilling  flint turning in card- board cages to rock and roll music. -Gogi. a two-year-old performing elephant who did her tricks on stage. -Dinner music performed by a rock and roll group which played the latest pop tunes. -And a dish in the menu called "Beans 'a Go-Go." "I've never seen anything like tliis in my life," said one matronly Republican supporter, "and I've been to hundreds of these dinners. 1 like it." The crowd of 1.500 apparently enjoyed it, too, applauding after every go-go number-and dance. "We want to show there's a little life, a little excitement in the Republican Party," said a party official who helped put the affair together. "These things can be pretty deadly, you know. Nixon, saying he was a veteran of thousands of fund-raising dinners, said, I've never attended a dinner which was more Commissioners OK Fuels Funds For Eight Municipalities Liquid fuels tax funds totaling $23,600 were approved yesterday by the Clearfield County Commissioners for three boroughs and five townships. The allocations are: Jordan Township, $2,500; Newburg Borough, $1,500; Bradford Township, $4,400; Wallaceton Borough, $500; New Washington Borough, $800; Pike Township, $4,400; Lawrence Township, $8,-000; and Bloom Township, $1,-500. No other business came before the board at yesterday's meeting. Present were Chairman J. Harold McFadden, Commissioner Wesley J. Read and Chief Clerk Guy Thomas. Commissioner A. W. Pearson is vacationing in Florida. Inside The Progress Classified Ads .     12, 13, 14 Hints From Heloise ...... 7 Comics.................15 News From Around World 2 Sports ............ 2, 10, 11 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ........ 3, 9 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............ 16 Today In History......... 4 School News ............ 14 Church News .......... 3, 8 Youth Injured In Philipsburg School Dies ftmroi -------Partly cloudy and mild tonight and Saturday with a few widely scattered light showers. High today 68 to 75. Low tonight 45 to 52. Sunrise 5:49-Sunset 8:28 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 6.68 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 6.60 feet (falling). 73. Clearfield Weather Thursday low 57; High Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 71 Overnight low 55. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 51; High 1. Overnight low 47. Five-Day Forecast May 21-25: Temperatures will average four to six degrees above the daily normal highs of 68 to 73 and lows of 48 to 50. It will be warmer over the weekend, then cooler the middle of next week. Scattered showers the first part of next week are expected to average one-half inch. PHILIPSBURG - A 16-year-old Chester Hill boy, injured almost two months ago in a gym accident at Philipsburg-Osceola Senior High School, died yesterday in the Williamsport Hospital at 4:15 p. m. John Allen Kellighcr, above, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kelligher, 606 Decatur St., had been a patient in the hospital for seven weeks after suffering a fractured neck. The boy, regarded as an accomplished gymnast, was performing on the Trampoline as the bell rang lo end the class. He had performed a double back flip and wanted to do it once more before leaving, He reportedly landed incorrectly with his head twisted. He was immediately paralyzed and remained in that condition until his death. He. was' able to move Clearfield Council Intervene OK's Parking Lot Monks Ask Meters, Lights The preparation of Clearfield's first municipal parking lot moved into its final stages last night when Borough Council approved the purchase of parking meters and the installation of light standards. Joseph V. Marino, chairman of the building and grounds committee, announced that the bid for the meters has been awarded *o the Koontz Equipment Co. The firm will furnish 26 double meters and 6 yokes. Council also acted favorably on Mr. Marino's recommendation that four 22,000-lumen lights and one 12,000-lumen one be placed in the-f------------      -   -......-- lot as suggested by the Pennsylvania Electric Co. The four larger lights will be placed on the four corners of the lot and the smaller one in the middle. Mr. Marino said the lights will increase the borough's monthly electrical bill by $33.33. The lights will be temporarily mounted on wooden posts until steel standards are available. No date for the opening of the parking lot, located on East Cherry Street, has been announced. It will depend mainly upon how soon the parking meters can be installed. All other preliminary work, including blacktopping, has been completed. However, the lot will be used on May 27 and 28, for the annual Clearfield Auto Show. The councilmen gave their approval for the use of the lot for this purpose to the Clearfield New Car Dealers. Opinion was expressed that this would be a good means of getting the general public to visit the new parking facility. Mr. Marino also reported that his committee has not proceeded with arrangements to have borough ordinances recodified by the General Code Publishing Co. of Spencerport, N. Y. Instead, he said, a representative of Penns Valley Publishing Co. of State College will appear at the next meeting and submit a bid for the project. At the last meeting the councilmen had given the building and grounds committee permission to arrange for a contract Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 4 fn Salute to Industry ... Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Philipsburg Man Hunted After Fleeing Huntingdon Prison HUNTINGDON - State Police and guards from the State Correctional Institution are continuing their search today for a Philipsburg man and a Washington man, inmates at the institution who ran away from a farm detail shortly after 9 a. m. Wednesday. Officials identified them as George A. Kerfoot of General Delivery, Philipsburg, and Paul McCartney, 355 Prospect Ave., Washington, who were operating a tractor with tandem sprayer in a field off Route 26 near the institution reservoir. The men apparently took off into a wooded area near the field shortly after starting spraying operations. Kerfoot, 31, is described as being 6-3Vi>, 183 pounds, a white male of slender build. He has dark brown curly hair. The Philipsburg man was received at Huntingdon June 2, 1965. on a sentence for burglary and larceny. He was serving a minimum of two and a maximum of four years and his minimum term would have expired Feb. 21, 1967. Paul Harvey To Speak At Clearfield Dinner The Clearfield Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Clearfield-Curwensville Industrial Salute the week of June 27, it was announced today by Robert B. Myers, Chamber president. "The Board of Directors has had this in mind for a long time," he added, "and we want it to be tops in every way. We believe it will, because we have secured well-known newscaster Paul Harvey to speak at the kick-off dinner in the New Dimeling Hotel on June 27. Mr. Harvey has a huge following in this area, and he is also one of the best industrial speakers in the coun->----------------------- try. We know we will have a large turnout to hear him." Mr. Myers explained that official approval by the Board was given at a recent meeting. The Chamber's Industrial Relations Committee with John Jackson as chairman has been given the assignment to handle all details in the Industrial Salute week-long program. Mr. Jackson said that his committee will cooperate with The Progress in publishing a special section in the newspaper during this Clearfield-Curwensville salute lo industry. Not only new industry will be included in the program, but all industry in the area, it was emphasized. D. A. Dolls, chairman of the Industrial Committee, stated that this event was planned also as a tribute to the great number of people in the Clearfield-Curwensville area who had helped in the recent industrial fund drive. ''Without having the funds raised in that campaign last fall, it is doubtful whether we could have made the great strides in   industrial   progress Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Jury Convicts DvBois Man In Assault Case After being locked up for four hours, a Clearfield County jury returned yesterday with a verdict convicting 19-year-old Robert Wells of DuBois of aggravated assault and battery and obstructing an officer. Wells had been charged with assaulting DuBois Police Lieutenant William Rieg, breaking one of his ribs and causing other injuries. The incident occurred while the police officer was attempting to arrest Wells' brother, Richard, on a charge of disorderly conduct. The assault on the officer took place about 2:30 a. m. March 12, at the rear of the Red and Gold Tavern at DuBois. It was witnessed by some 40 or 50 persons. Ll. Rieg testified that he fell to the ground during the struggle and that Wells jumped on him and pressed his knees against Rieg's chest. The policeman was under a doctor's Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Marines Buddhists Revive Anti-U.S. Slogans In Saigon Rioting Bv EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON (AP)-Buddhists revived anti-American slogans in a Saigon riot tonight and monks tried lo pressure U.S. Marines to intervene against govern-mcnt troops in Da Nang, where rebel and loyal forces again skirmished inconclusively. The crisis has built up over an election issue threatening to stall military action in the war against the Viet Cong and bring a possible reappraisal of the American commitment in Viet Nam. Premier Nguyen Cao Ky says he expects lo hold power at least another year; his critics want a quicker restoration of civilian rule. A crowd of about 1,000 including screaming children, smashed windows, stoned police and exploded Molotov cocktail fire bombs in a march lo Saigon's heart from the Buddhist Institute. In turmoil resembling earlier Saigon demonstrations this spring for replacement of Ky's military government with a civilian regime, reinforced police squads drove the rioters back with tear gas grenades. The crowd had roared anti-American slogans and demanded Ky's ouster. Buddhists in Da Nang asked that Lt. Gen. Lewis W. Walt, the commander of U.S. Marines in Viet Nam, force a withdrawal of the 2,500 troops Ky sent to that hotbed of dissidence last Sunday. They wrote Gen. Walt that if he   did  not  intervene, "we have decided lo die for our religion and our nation and will destroy   immediately   the   Da Nang airfield." It was not explained how the Buddhists, with their force of about 1,000 rebel troops and armed civilians penned up by government soldiers, expected lo destroy the heavily guarded strategic air base. Shooting erupted for Ihe second successive day in Da Nang in the market place and in a nearby park where Buddhist-led students began the clamor for a civilian government in March. There was lighter firing also around the complex of three Buddhist pagodas where many of the dissidents were penned in by    Ky's    paratroopers    and Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Clean-Up Days Set In Philipsburg Boro PHILIPSBURG - Clean-up days in (he borough have been set for Monday through Friday of next week, Mayor Clifford A. Johnston announced today. Borough workmen will collect rubbish, but no ashes, placed in containers along the curbs. Police Chief Victor Fleck said that the refuse must not be placed in the gutters but is to be in containers along the curb. Collections in the First Ward will be made Monday morning and afternoon and Tuesday morning; Second Ward - Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday; Third Ward - all day Thursday and Friday. The cooperation of all residents is asked in cleaning out their homes and their yards. At Clearfield ... Miss Mildred Eckhoff Is Woman of Year "One cannot always do the big things, but each of us can do what we can, day by day, to help others," said Miss Mildred Eckhoff, Clearfield's Woman of the Year, as with soft voice she graciously accepted the honor bestowed by the Business and Professional Women's Club. To her many friends from the First United Presbyterian Church and the community organizations who joined the BPW in paying tribute to Miss Eckhoff at last night's annual Woman of the Year banquet, it was typical that the remainder of her short accept-- ance talk was in itself a trib- | is a  member, turned out    en WOMAN OF THE YEAR - Miss Mildred Eckhoff, center, accepts the Business and Professional Women's Club winged victory trophy from Miss Janet Tritt, chairman for the event, while Mrs. Dorothy Pearce, retiring president, stands at right. Miss Eckhoff was honored at annual din ier-meeling last night in New Dimeling Hotel for her devoted and quiet service to First United Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Homes, Clearfield Hospital and Children's Home. She is a retired Pennsylvania Electric Co. employe. (Progress Photo) ute to former Women of the Year. Miss Janet Trill, who served as chairman for this year's honor event, opened her introduction of Miss Eckhoff with. "The Woman of the Year for 1966 is a member of the Presbyterian Church." and in recognition of her devotion to the activities of the church the principal address was by her pastor, Ihe liev. fliclKinl A. Todd. The Esther Circle of t h e church, of which Miss Eckhoff masse along with representatives of other groups of the Women's Society to share in honorinc her. Joini'i'4 Miss Uck-hoff and BPW officials at the head table was her comm. Miss Elsie M. Chandler of Akron, Ohio. To return to Miss Tntt's presentation - "Miss Eckhoff serves on the Woman's Board of Presbyterian Homes and whenever she can she visits those from Clearfield who live Please Turu to Page 6, Col. 2   

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