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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - June 13, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle If you don't think women are explosive, try dropping one. The Progress Reader's Tip Pollster Samuel Lubell discusses problem for administration on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 139 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, June 13, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY New U. S. Optimism Over War Noted Officials See Hastening of Turning Point By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - High administration officials believe expanding U.S. combat operations in Viet Nam may hasten a turning point in the war against Communist conquest in South Viet Nam. A new tone of optimism is apparent in official comment here, although it is not universally shared. Some highly placed officials fear that the military gains now registered may be frustrated by new political violence in South Viet Nam or by some strategic shift on the part of Communist forces. However the dominant administration line as developed primarily by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and apparently supported by Secretary of State Dean Rusk is that political turmoil among the South Vietnamese this spring had caused only temporary - even though serious - setbacks to the anti-Communist fight and "substantial military progress" has been made in recent weeks. In a joint news conference with Rusk at the White House Saturday, McNamara also told reporters that offensive operations by the United States, South Vietnamese and allied forces had frustrated plans of the Communist high command for a "monsoon offensive." Other officials indicate that the total amount of damage which allied forces are now able VOLUNTEER FIREMEN pass hose into smoke-filled Leroy's Market on Mt. Joy Road Saturday night as fire gutted the building, causing some $15,000 damage. Fire Damages Leroy's Market At Clearfield Leroy's A G Markec at 324 Ml. Joy Road was gutted by fire Saturday night and damage was reportedly set at $15,-000. Firemen from Lawrence Township and Clearfield Borough were called at about 7 p. m. to battle the flames. An apartment above the store escaped major damage. The store is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Siebenrock and operated by Mrs. Siebenrock. Fire Chief Kenneth Rowles of the Lawrence Township Co. No. 1 directed the volunteers in fighting the blaze. No details were available today on how the fire started. The only apparent casualty was James Nicholson, a Clearfield fireman who was burned on the neck. He was treated at the scene. Clearfield County Joins District Development Unit RIDGWAY -- Representatives of Elk, Clearfield and Jefferson counties officially organized the North Central Development District at a meeting held here last week. The organization follows the guidelines set up by the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce and is open to McKean, Potter, Cameron, Elk, Clearfield and Jefferson counties. The following officers were elected: chairman, Fred Rhoads of Clearfield; vice-chairman, Wayne L. Minich of Brook-ville; and secretary, John An-tonini of St. Marys. The purpose of the North Central Development District is to plan, promote and secure aid in the overall economic development of the six-county district. A by-laws committee composed of Thomas Gorman of Ridgway, Mr. Minich. Nelson Park of Clearfield and Mr. An-tonini were appointed to prepare a set of bylaws for adoption at the next meeting which will further define the purpose of the organization. Services Slated Wednesday for Dr. E. R. Hauser Funeral services will be held in St. John's Lutheran Church at Clearfield Wednesday at 2 p. in. for the Rev. Dr. E. Roy Hauser, 84-year-old retired pastor of the church, who died in the Akron General Hospital, Akron, Ohio, Saturday at 2:45 a. m. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. The Rev. Vernon Miller, Dr. Dwight Putnam and the Rev. Ellwood Hauser, nephew of Dr. Hauser, will conduct the services. Interment will be in Crown Crest Memorial Park. Friends may call in the Fred B. Leavy Funeral Home tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. The body will lie in state in the church from 11 a. m. Wednesday until the hour of service. Dr. and Mrs. Hauser had gone to Akron last December to visit their daughter and while there he became ill and was hospitalized. He had been in poor health for some time. Active in community affairs, and in 1958 named "Outstanding Citizen of Clearfield" by the American Legion Post 6, Dr. Hauser retired in 1957 after serving as pastor of St. John's for more than 37 years. From May 1959 to September of 1963, he served as interim pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church at Curwensville. During his pastorate at Clearfield, many improvements were made to the church. He graduated from the Oak- Flag Ceremony Set Tuesday By Clearfield Elks The Clearfield Elks will hold a Flag Day ceremony tomorrow evening on the grounds of the Clearfield County Jail in a show of support for the democratic institutions of the U. S. Exalted Ruler Joseph E. Waroquier announced that the 7:30 p. m. ceremony will feature an address by T. J. "Jack" Norris of Clearfield, a retired Army lieutenant colonel. The John Lewis Shade American Legion Post will present the colors and the Clearfield High School Band will play. Mr. Waroquier said that the Elks Lodge is joining in a nationwide program to show support for democratic institutions Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Burton Rowles, 51, Area Native, TV Show Subject,Dies Burton J. (Jack) Rowles, a native of Clearfield whose heart attack on a commuter train in 1954 became the subject of magazine articles, a film and a prize-winning television play, "The Long Way Home," died Thursday night in Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City. His death at the age of 51 followed another heart attack. Mr. Rowles was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Burton J. Rowles. A 1931 graduate of the Clearfield High School, he Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Toll High In India Train Crash At Least 100 Feared Dead, 120 Injured As Commuters Collide BOMBAY (AP) - At least 100 Indians were feared killed today and 120 injured when two suburban trains jammed with commuters crashed together in a Bombay suburb. Five hours after the early morning collision, railway officials announced 52 bodies had been counted and there were 106 injured so far. Traffic on the city's railways, which carry two million persons daily, was disrupted while doctors, firemen and police struggled through the wreckage to rescue trapped commuters. Each train reportedly carried more than 1,500 passengers. Firemen used blowtorches to cut their way into twisted aluminum coaches in which men, women and schoolchildren were trapped. The accident was thought to be the worst in western India's Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Penelec, Union Hold New Contract Talks; Earlier Plan Rejected JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -The Pennsylvania Electric Co. and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers resume contract negotiations today in Johnstown following rejection of an earlier proposal by the union locals. The agreement was reached June 5 following a one-day strike against the utility, but "no strike action is anticipated at this time," said R. L. McClain of Oil City, head of the union's bargaining team. The strike idled about 1.450 production and maintenance workers in northern central and south central Pennsylvania, where Penelec serves an estimated 420,000 customers. Neither side said what issues caused rejection of the agreement or which locals rejected it. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Heloisc ..... 16 Comics .............. 15 News From Around World 2 Sports ............ 10, 11 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... 13 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ......... 3, Ifi School News ..... 5, 8, 9 State News Briefs .5 World News in Pictures 14 CARPENTER GETS SILVER STAR - Gen. William C. Westmoreland, left, commander of U. S. forces in Viet Nam, congratulates Capt. Bill Carpenter Sunday after pinning on his shirt an interim Silver Star, the second highest U. S. combat award and noting that Army's one-time "lonesome end" was being recommended for the Medal of Honor. Carpenter called in napalm air strikes Thursday when his 101st Airborne Division company was being mauled by North Viet Nam troops. Later he withdrew his company. Westmoreland flew to the battle sector 280 miles north of Saigon, at a paratroop forward headquarters near Dak To, where the presentation was made. (AP Wirephoto by Radio from Saigon) Moshannon TV Carpenter Receives Silver Medal Cable System Changes Slated PHILIPSBURG - Television cable service may be spotty throughout Tuesday and possibly Wednesday, Richard D. Cam-pomizzi, manager of the Moshannon TV Cable Service, announced today. Late tonight, after the'slations are off the air, the company will cut off its present antenna system and change over to the new antennas mounted at a different site. The $25,000 project was designed to give customers improved service through better pictures, improved color, stronger signals, and less co-channel interference. Mr. Campomizzi said the cut-over to the new system will be for Channels 2, 4, 6 and 10 but U. S. Paratroopers Cited for Heroism By RICK MERRON DAK TO, South Viet Nam (AP) - "You have shown stamina, courage and just plain guts," Gen. William C. Westmoreland fold the battle-weary paratroopers. "For every casualty you suffered you inflicted more than 10 on the enemy." As the commander of U. S. forces in Viet Nam pinned a Silver Star Sunday on West Point's "lonesome end," Capt. William C. Carpenter, a battery of 155mm howitzers opened up on the Communists in the - Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 hills. In five days of fighting in the treacherous, sweltering jungles of South Vict Nam's central highlands, the men of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade took all the Communists could give and gave back more and better. Westmoreland came into the hill country Sunday, as the fighting continued against the entrenched North Vietnamese, to pay tribute to the "Scream-ins Eagles" of the 101st. Speaking to the troops as Ihry rested on jeeps, ammunition boxes or other makeshift plat- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page fi, Col. 2 Curwensville Water Interruptions Set CURWENSVILLE - Two water service interruptions are planned this week in parts of Curwensville, the Pike Township Municipal Authority said today. The possibility of low pressure will exist throughout the Irvin Hill section tomorrow between 9 and 10 a. m. while adjustments are made to a line. This will also affeel customers in the McLaughlin Street area, a spukesman said. Meanwhile, water will be shut otl from 9 to 11 a m. Wednesday on upper Ann ami ('cuter streets to replace a fire hydrant. Partly cloudy and warm tonight with scattered showers or thundershow-ers, low 56 to 66. Partly cloudy and cooler Tuesday with showers ending. Sunrise 5:39-Sunset 8:45 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 3.75 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 3.75 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 50; High 97. Overnight low 48, Mid - State Airport Sunday low 46; High Overnight low 46. 4/ Alumni Event... Curwensville Woman Gets Freedom Medal By EDWARD E. MORGAN Progress Staff Writer CURWENSVILLE - From near and far they came Saturday for the traditional Curwensville Alumni Association dinner and dance here in the high school. And this year the largest crowd ever to attend the annual event - more than 500 persons - witnessed the presentation of one of the highest honors ever to be accorded one of their own.-- The honor was a Valley Forge ,ne significance of the award Freedom Foundation teacher's an(i pojntP^ 0ut that of 100.000 medal which was presented to learhers -in Pennsylvania only 73. Five - Day Forecast June 14-18: A cooling trend will continue throughout the period with temperatures aver aging about five degrees below normal. Normal highs are 77 to 80. Normal lows are 57 to 58. Showers around mid - week will average one-half to one inch. Mary Gretchen Leib, alumnus association trustee and a member of the Curwensville faculty for 40 years, for "outstanding achievement in bringing about a belter understanding of the American way of life." 25 were chosen. Miss Mallon also presented on behalf of the Alumni Association a framed, gold-embossed reproduction of the story and picture in the May n issue of The Progress which announced her "Never before has any of our as a wmner of a Freedom Foun staff been honored so highly, dation award. said Supervising Principal Harry G. Heil. who made the presentation of the yokl medal and aecompanvimi citation to Miss Leib. The medal was affixed by Elizabeth Mallon. longtime friend and coworker, who noted ". . . Most of all for the immeasurable wealth you have brought to the lives you've touched," said Miss Mallon in presenting the plaque. Miss Leib. unaware that she Please Turu to Page C, Col. 2 to inflict on Communis* forces is almost in balance with the gains which the Communists are able to make by way of infiltration of troops from North Viet Nam and recruitment in the south. Administration officials have claimed that in the first four months of this year - January through April - t,he North Vietnamese sent 19.000 men through the jungle roads and trails into South Viet Nam - an average of about 4.700 a month. In the same period about 14.000 fighters are estimated to have been added to Viet Cong forces through recruitment in the south. The gross gain from the two sources totaled about. 33,000. For the same period of four months more than 16,000 Communist fighters are reported to have been killed in action with other thousands wounded, captured or defected to South Viet Nam. U.S. officials estimate that Communist losses from all the.se sources totaled more than 30,000 and that even with errors in all statistics, the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese total gains and total losses must be approaching a point of balance. They regard this as an important measure of progress because a critical point in the war, from the administration view, is expected to be reached when Viet Cong and North Vietnamese losses exceed their infiltration and recruitment rate. Johnson, administration leaders have hoped that such a point might be reached early next year. Some now wonder whether it may develop more rapidly, depending on both military and political developments in South Viet Nam. McNamara disclosed Saturday that 18,000 more American troops will go to Viet Nam in the next 45 days, raising the total of U.S. forces in the south to 285,000. President Johnson decides on reinforcements from time to time. McNamara's plans call for another 100.000 or more men to go into the country on the assumption that infiltration from the north will continue, probably at an incraesing rate. The total by the end of the year is expected to be close to 400.000 American troops in South Viet Nam. But the orders to go to that level have not been given by the President. Implicit in this situation Is the U.S. willingness to reduce or withhold reinforcements if the Communists reduce or halt infiltration. But officials said there has been no evidence that the Communists intended to do anything other than pursue the conflict. Officials reported that almost all the U.S. reinforcements now going in would add to combat Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Only One Injury Reported in Five Weekend Mishaps Miss Janice 'Long, 21, of Philipsburg, who suffered a puncture wound of the left leg Saturday at 7:10 p. m. in an accident on Route 322, was the only one reported injured in five area weekend accidents. State Police Cpl. John P. Cosgrove reported that Miss Long ran off the road five miles west of Philipsburg. Her car came to rest with the left front wheel in the ditch. She was treated in the Philipsburg State General Hospital and released. Philipsburg Police Chief Victor Fleck estimated damage at $450 in a Saturday morning accident. Ho reported that Michael Sabnl Jr. of Chester Hill was traveling west on Presqueisle Street when he hit a utility pole. Police said he left the scene without reporting the 2 a. m. accident. Damage to his car was set at S250 and to the pole at S200. Philipsburg Police Sgt. Mat- Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 4 CURWENSVILLE TEACHER HONORED - Valley Forge Freedom Foundation teacher's medal is affixed to Curwensville teacher Mary Gretchen Leib by close friend and coworker Elizabeth Mallon as Supervising Principal Harry G. Heil, holding medal's accompanying plaque, looks on. The presentation was made Saturday at the Curwensville Alumni Association's annual d inner before more than 500 persons, many of them former students of Miss Leib. (Photo by Loddo's Studio) Three County Men Named to Posts By VFW 22nd District DUBOIS -�- Allan M.miko=ki of !)uB !riet f the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the district reorgani/ational meeting held here \ eMerday. He .succeed.-. Lawrence Anesko of State Cn'.lcT Other officer.; elected to serve foi the coming year were: Joseph Wagner. Duneansv ille. senior \icp commander. Calvin Wilkins, Bellefnnte. junior vice commander; Roy Burns. State College, tiuarlennaster; William Keagy. I)unrans\ ille. chaplain; Beverly Gardner, Juniata, sur- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7
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