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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 26, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania TODAY TOMORROW ; BY GEORGE A.SCOTT, EDITOR OF THeI'ROGRESS Education in Focus Era of The Jointures (Last of Three Articles) There has been no set pattern in the development of Joint School Systems in the Clearfield Area over the past 20 years. Some, like Curwensville, started off with a full jointure of grades 1-12 and have had no change in district membership; others, like DuBois, grew from two or three districts combined for grades 7-12 only into a system of as high as eight districts combined for the administration of all 12 grades. Cross County Lines Geographical areas with common interests and fewer transportation problems rather than county lines have dictated to a large extent the makeup of the jointures. Thus Falls Creek Borough of Jefferson County was a member of the DuBois Area Jointure from its inception in 1950; Philipsburg, South Philipsburg and Rush Township of Centre County have been involved with Clearfield County districts from the earliest days of what is now the Philipsburg-Osceola Area Joint System; the Harmony Jointure has one Indiana County District, Cherry Tree Borough; the Purchase Line Jointure is composed of five Clearfield County and three Indiana County districts; and West Branch Area includes West Keating Township of Clinton County. In setting up the new Glendale School District last year, Beccaria Township, Coalport and Irvona joined with Reade and White Townships of Cambria County for a two-county setup. Some odd situations developed in the early years of the jointures. For many years before Beccaria Township joined with Coalport and Irvona to form the B-C-l Joint System in 1949, Beccaria Township pupils travelled into Coalport to attend high school while Coalport pupils travelled out of Coalport to attend high school at the Coalport-lrvona school located between the two communities in Beccaria Township. From 1950 to 1954, when the Philipsburg ond Osceola jointures combined, Rush Township of Centre County and Decatur Township of Clearfield County were members of both jointures because both were sending pupils to both high schools. Jointures Within Jointures There also ha"e been jointures within jointures and union or merged districts within a joint system framework. DuBois City and Falls Creek Borough extended their jointure within the DuBois Area System from grades 7-12 to kindergarten through grade 12 in 1954 and unions or mergers of two or more districts into a single district, a move that needed approval of the voters in a special referendum, exist today in the Curwensville, Philipsburg-Osceola and West Branch Area systems. Joint School Systems for the junior-senior high school grades (7-12) were the most popular starting point for the area districts. This was natural because (1) in most cases the changeover involved districts that already were sending or receiving tuition pupils for grades 7-12, and (2) the most immediote need in the way of new buildings was.on the junior - senior high school level. Gradually, however, the jointures were expanded to include all grades. D. A. Yingling's Role No review of the "Era of the Jointures" would be complete without paying tribute to the work of D. A. Yingling, county superintendent of schools from 1942 until his retirement in 1958; Fred E. Sweely, assistant from 1952 and county superintendent since Mr. Yingling's retirement; and Edward B. Reighard, assistant county superintendent since 1958. Mr. Yingling, single-handedly until 1952 and after that with the aid of Mr. Sweely, guided the various school districts through the legal maneuvers in setting up joint school systems and in securing state financial aid for new building construction. He urged and prodded the formation of jointures and their expansion to include all 12 grades; he spent hours beyond counting in attending school board meetings in an advisory capacity before and after formations of joint systems. Mr. Sweely and Mr. Reighard picked up where Mr. Yingling left off as part of their duties in the county office. Chronology of Jointures For the sake of the record, here is the chronological history of the Clearfield Area's Joint School System: Clearfield Area 1950-Jointure for grades 7-12 formed by Clearfield Borough, Bradford, Covington, Girard, Goshen and Lawrence Townships. Knox Township became a member in 1951. 1954-Jointure was expanded to include grades 1-6. Curwensville Joint 1950-Jointure formed by Curwensville, Grampian and Lumber City Boroughs, Ferguson, Greenwood, Penn and Pike Townships for grades 1-12. DuBois Area 1950-Jointure for grades 7-12 formed by DuBois, Falls Creek and Troutville Boroughs, Bloom and Union Townships. 1954-DuBois and Falls Creek joined within the jointure for kindergarten through grade 6 in addition to grades 7-12. 1957-Sandy Township joined with DuBois in a union district and thus became a member of the DuBois Area Joint System. 1959-Brady Township was admitted to the Area Jointure. 1959-Jointure expanded to grades 1-12 for the six districts with the start of the 1959-60 school year. 1960-Falls Creek Bo.ough joined the union district of DuBois and Sandy Township. 1960-Huston Township joined the Area Jointure. 1962-Brady Township joined the DuBois-Falls Creek Sandy Township union district. 1963-Union Township joined the union district. 1964-Bloom Township and Troutville Borough joined the union district. 1965- Reynoldsville and Sykesville Boroughs and Win-slow Township of Jefferson County joined the newly-established DuBois Area School District, which replaced the Area Joint System. Glendale Area 1924-Coalport and Irvona Boroughs formed jointure for grades 9-1 2. 1949-Two boroughs joined with Beccaria Township to form B-C-l Joint System for grades 1-12. Jordan Township became a member for grades 7-12 only. 1964-Jordan Township joined Moshannon Valley Schools for grades 1-12. 1965-Beccaria Township, Coalport and Irvona joined with Reade and White Townships of Cambria County to form new Glendale Area School District. Harmony Joint 1949-Boroughs of Burnside, Mahaffey, Newburg (La-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Clearfield Sale, Auto Show Start Friday The Progress Today's Chuckle Do you remember when Mother's meals were carefully Ihought-out instead of carefully thawed-out? Vol. 60 - No. 124 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, May 26, 1966 14,518, Copies Daily 40 PAGES TODAY Students Attack U. S. Building Viet Force Rushed To City of Hue Clearfield Sale Set Friday One of Clearfield's biggest retail sale weekends starts tomorrow with a double bubble of fun and savings for the whole family. The Clearfield Days shopping event will feature everything you need for fun-filled outdoor living. And as a special attraction the Clearfield New Car Dealers will sponsor a two-day Auto Show on the new borough parking lot off Cherry Street. The sale, sponsored by the Clearfield Merchants Association, begins tomorrow morning with stores remaining open until 9 p. m. and banks until 8 p. m. Shoppers can register for free awards in participating stores as they check the values on everything they need to wear, use or enjoy during the sun-filled, fun-filled days of outdoor living ahead. Starting time for the Auto Show is noon Friday. Cars will be on display until 9 p. m. tomorrow and from 9:30 a. m. to 5 p. m. Saturday. Visitors can register for free S100 and S25 Savings Bonds to be awarded Saturday afternoon. Here are the cars you can see at the show: Rhone Motor Co. Tempest, Catalina and Star Chief. Dolts Motor Co., Inc. Eight-passenger Falcon bus, Mustang convertible. Ford LTD four-door sedan, Faiiiane two- COMPLETING PREPARATIONS for the Clearfield Days and Auto Show promotion this weekend are Charles Hughes, president of the Clearfield Merchants Assn. who is checking arrangements with Ande Ross, presi- dent of the Clearfield New Car Dealers at Clearfield's new downtown parking lot, site of the auto show. The stores will open at 9 a, m. and the Auto Show at 12:30 p. m. tomorrow. Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 1 Beautification Group Turns To New Tasks With its clean-up campaign gaining headway through the work of various other groups the Clearfield County Beautification Committee last night looked ahead to other problems. Chairman Homer Mazer appointed a number of subcommittees to begin studying ways of eliminating these problems. Named to a building committee were William Brion and Edward Bell, both of Hyde, who will investigate the possibility of fire companies throughout the county burning down useless and dilapidated buildings. Ben Freeman of Madera R. D. was appointed to a subcommittee on trash disposal to help find a solution to the problem of dumping trash along highways and on vacant properties. Asked to check into strip mine reclamation to see what progress is being made were Edgar Rils of Clearfield and Robert Graffuis of Woodland. Among some of the items mentioned in discussion were: a mistaken impression by some property owners that beautifying their properties through regular maintenance and minor improvements will raise their property tax; and some older industries might consider proj- Inside The Progress Classified Ads ....... 20, 21 Hints From Hcloise......24 Comics .................39 News From Around World 22 Sports .............. 16, 17 Obituaries .............. 22 Hospital News ...... 13, 21 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ... 3, 14, 15, 40 Today in History........8 School News ....... 2, 6, 13 Sunday School Lesson - 9 More on Politics ........ II Gen. Taylor in Viet Nam 5 More on NATO ......... 23 World News Pictures____38 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Foresters Start Convention At Clearfield The 80th annual Pennsylvania Forestry Association convention got under way at Clearfield today with the registration of some 150 members at convention headquarters in the New Dime-ling Hotel. The association, oldest of its type in the nation, will be addressed by Congressman John P. Savior of Johnstown, an ardent conservationist, tomorrow night at the main banquet. On hand to present the yearly Conservation Award will be State Secretary of Forests and Waters Maurice K. Goddard. Delegates will tour the county briefly this afternoon and all day tomorrow to see examples of conservation and land reclamation. The annual business meeting will wind up the three-day event Saturday morning. Minimum Wage Sponsors Ask Vote Reversal By JOHN BECKLER WASHINGTON (AP) - Sponsors of minimum wage legislation ask the House today to reverse a vole removing 1.6 million small firm employes from the bill's proposed coverage. The vote Wednesday marred a precedent shattering triumph for the measure's supporters, who succeeded in retaining a provision extending minimum wage coverage for thd first time to upwards of 400.000 workers. The bill's backers face another struggle today over an amendment that would delay until 1970 an increase in the minimum wage to $1.60 an hour. The wage now is $1.25 and the bill would boost it to $1.40 next February and to SI.60 in 1968. The amendment eliminating coverage of 1.6 million employes of small business and industrial firms was adopted by a nonrecord vote of 120 to 109. Under House rules it can be put to a roll call vote before final action on the bill. Rep. John H. Dent, D-Pa., the On Peace Corps Issue... Shapp Replies To Scott Charge PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Milton Shapp, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, said today that he is one of the persons who persuaded the late President Kennedy fo make the Peace Corps an issue in his 1960 presidential campaign. Shapp held a news conference today to reply to charges by Sen. Hugh Scott, R-Pa., that Shapp "played loosely with the truth," claiming during the recent primary elections that he (Shapp) gave Ken-4-----�--- nedy the Peace Corps idea. n . � Route Blocked By Truck On Sandy Ridge Road Shapp said Scott's charges were "false and malicious." "I never have claimed, anywhere, under any circumstances that f originated or created the idea of a Peace Corps," said Shapp at a news conference. "In fact, in my major address on the Peace Corps at Penn Stale I listed numerous persons who had suggested organizations similar to the Peace Corps as long ago as 50 years." "My only claim, and it is an accurate one, is that I was instrumental in persuading President Kennedy to make the Peace Corps a major proposal in the 1960 campaign, and helped make it a major project after he was elected." Shapp offered what he said Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Route 350, the Sandy Ridge Mountain h i g h w a y between Philipsburg and Tyrone, was cleared at 10:30 a. m. today after being partially blocked for more than five hours by an overturned tractor-trailer. The accident was one of two reported by police. Stale Trooper Anthony R. Pupo staled the overturned rig was operated by Eugene Clay-poole. 40, of DuBois R. D. He was not injured. He told police he swerved the tractor-trailer to avoid striking Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Accused Slayer Found Competent To Stand Trial A court order for the return of accused slayer Jon E. Yount from Warren Stale Hospital has been issued by Judge John A Cherry. The order follows completion of a mental examination which found Yount competent to stand trial. Yount. a 28-year-olcl DuBois Area High School mathematics teacher, is charged with the murder and rape of 18-year-old Pamela Sue Rimer of Luthers-burg R. D. April 28. Yount will be returned to the Clearfield County Jail by Sheriff Bill Charnev to await trial this fall. Presbyterian Head To Press For Unity By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer BOSTON (AP) - The new chief executive of the United Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A. was pledged today to press for Christian unity and for vigorous application of the faith to the problems of modern society. "We dare not permit our churches to be enclaves of refuge and safety from the world." says William Phelps Thompson, the first layman named to the top leadership of his denomination in this century. A trim. 5-foot-ll man, wilh a ready wit and a level gaze, Thompson was elected staled clerk of the ,'i 3-inillioiiniemhcr denomination Wednesday in its first change-over in administration in 15 years. He is to succeed The Rev. Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, one of the nation's leading Protestants, who resigned to become general secretary of the World Council of Churches. Thompson. 47. a Wichita. Kan , lawyer, told a news con- Catholic Approval Given Protestant Version of Bible By BRIAN SULLIVAN BOSTON (AP) - Richard Cardinal Gushing, archbishop of Boston, has given official Roman Catholic approval to a Protestant version of the Bible. The move, described by a priest as a "breakthrough for the ecumenical movement," means Roman Catholics everywhere can use the Revised Standard Version of the Oxford annotated Bible. The approval covers "common usage." such as home Bible reading and study groups, but docs not extend to liturgical use. Cardinal Cushing gave the version his approval, known as an "imprimatur," late last month. The action was announced Wednesdav. (Progress Photo) Opening Of New Pool Delayed Facility Will Be Completed When School Is Out The new Clearfield Swimming Pool will not be ready for opening on Memorial Day as was hoped for earlier in the year, a spokesman for the Pool Association said today. He explained that an unusual amount of site preparation delayed the start of construction of the facilities around the pool. This made the May 30 date an uncertainly but not an impossibility with good weather and no material delays. But some bad weather early in May and a delay in the delivery of some copper pipe held up construction for over a week. The spokesman said that the pool will be completed in time for a June 11 opening, the day after Clearfield area schools dismiss for the year. He explained further that the pool contractor's start-up crew was scheduled to arrive last week to complete installation of the pool itself but that delays made it necessary to ask the contractor, Paddock Pool Builders Inc. of Albany, N.Y., to hold the crew back. The crew has now been scheduled to arrive early next week after work has been completed No One Injured By Mob; American Toll in Action Rises BULLETIN HUE. Viet Nam (AP) - A j company of South Vietnamese � army troops moved into Hue | tonight to protect the U.S. con-i sulate and three other American buildings in the city. By ROBERT TL'CKMAN SAIGON. South Vict Nam (AP) - Screaming students set fire to the U.S. Information Service building in the rebellious northern city of Hue today. The mob attacked the modern, two-story building after Buddhist leaders at a protest funeral march by thousands assailed the United Stales for supporting Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's military regime. The U.S.I.S. building was closed and no Americans were injured. Though the government has ruled out the use of force against Hue dissidents, a battalion of 500 Vietnamese, troops moved in tonight to protect the U.S. consulate and other American buildings and a Voice of America radio relay station on the outskirts. On the war front, ground action was reported at a near standstill and U.S. B52 bombers led the offensive with attacks on four Viet Cong areas. The war scene was dominated by the report of casualties last week, which said the number of allied battle dead more than doubled and the number of U.S. casual-lies- 146" killed and 820 wounded -was the highest for any week of the war. The previous casualty high - 240 killed and 470 wounded-came last November during the fighting in the la Drang Valley. A military spokesman said the high toll was the result of the numerous battaliou size actions during the week rather than any one major engagement. "There were more battalions in the field than ever before," he said. The allied dead totaled 386 last week, compared with 161 the week before. Spokesmen reported 1,235 Communists killed, a rise of 25 per cent over Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 8 Curwensville Sale Opens Tomorrow Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 PRR Agents in Area Must Stay, ICC Says HARRISBURG (AP) - The Public Utility Commission reaffirmed Wednesday 1965 orders rejecting proposals by the Pennsylvania Railroad to remove agents at its freight stations in Philipsburg and Houtzdale in Centre and Clearfield counties. Clearfield Legion Plans Memorial Service Monday LI. Col. Robert C. B a u m (USA-retired) of Clearfield will be guest speaker at the annual Memorial Day service sponsored by the John Lewis Shade Post No. 6. American Legion, at Clearfield Monday morning. The outdoor, public ceremony will begin at 10:30 a. m. in front of the Legion Home on South Second Street with William S. Naglc as master of ceremonies. Wreaths will he placed at the flay by Mrs. Helen Billottc, president of Unit 6. American I.c-gion Auxiliary, and Miss Cathy Circolo, president. Junior Auxiliary. The flag-raising ceremony- will be conducted by Post Commander Steve Demchak and First Vice Commander T. J. Norris. The military salute will he offered by the Legion Honor Guard under the command of Isaac H. Robinson. Taps will be played Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 It's Dedication Sale Days at Curwensville this weekend and big savings are in store for shoppers. The two-day sale, beginning tomorrow, coincides with today's dedication of the Curwensville Dam and is being sponsored by the Retail Committee of the Community Association. In addition to outstanding values being offered by 29 participating stores, four cash awards totaling SI00 also will be given. Courtesy parking will be in effect both tomorrtw and Saturday. Stores will be open Friday from 9 a. m. to 9 p. in. and Saturday from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. The following are participating in the two-day promotion. The Claire Shoppe. Buzzard's Stationery Store. Kantar's. Kelly Shoe Store, Gates Hardware, Gugliclmi Drug Store. Curwensville State Bank. IGA Foodlin-or. Lc/zer Lumber Co . Keystone Restaurant. Rummings Deluxe Dry Cleaning. Curwensville Florist, Rcllmnre Insurance Agency. Rnbi.son Printing Co, Western Auto, Ncff Hardware, W. A. Hipps Insurance Agency. Bonsall Chevrolet Co., Kovach's Shoe and Clothing Store. Bennington Electric Co., Dot's Restaurant. Loddo's Studio, City Drug Store, Parkway Market. TV & Appliance Center, Curwensville Second Hand Store. Curwensville Heating and Plumbing Co., Curwensville Sunoco and Hannum's Inc. Curwensville Sale Opens Friday
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