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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - June 17, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Good husband: One who feels in his pockets every time he passes a mailbox. The Progress Reader's Tip President must end silence on Viet Nam. Read The World Today on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 143 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, June 17, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Former Couple, Daughter From Philipsburg Die ROCK ISLAND, III. (AP) - Two former Philipsburg, Pa., residents and their daughter were among six persons killed in the crash of a private plane near Alexis, III. Killed were: the Rev. Harold Sheriff, pastor of the Methodist Church at Blue Mound, III., who was the pilot; his wife, the former Virginia Eboch; and their 14-year-old daughter, Hali; also, 4-year-old Johanna Wulfsberg of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; the Wulfsberg girl's aunt, Mrs. James - Becket of Blue Mound; and Two Ships Collide; 20 Die K^Mtt Will Check Costs First..... Hints From Heloise ..... 16 ----�-- News From Around World 6 I I f ^ I I JK^ ^ M ss=~j New Clearfield Airport Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News....... �^ % ^ # � I ^ft^ I Site Aired by Council More on Medicare ....... 9 Jf Permits Delay Pool Opening Plans to open the new Clearfield community swimming pool this weekend were set aside today when the underwriters for the insurance companies would not approve the opening until the permanent fence and some minor items meet their approval, a spokesman for the Clearfield Swimming Pool Association said this morning. The opening date will be on a day-to-day basis with announcement to the public made as soon as the permit is granted by the underwriters. "Naturally we are disappointed," George Barnes, vice-president of the Association and acting chairman of the building committee said, "but we know that parents of the young people using the pool would expect us to have everything necessary approved before the project is opened. We are actually working around the clock to get everything done as soon as possible. The pool itself and the bath houses are ready and the staff instructed in procedures. We had hoped to get tempoVary approval from the underwriters but, of course, we must abide by their decision if we are to have insurance protection." In addition to the fence, the unique toddlers' wading pool is not yet finished but it was planned not to put it in use if the pool opened this weekend. However, this, too, must be completed, the underwriters said The heaters for the pool have been installed so when the pool Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 12 of 101 Crewmen Said Missing; 69 Survive N.Y. Mishap By GEORGE NEWMAN NEW YORK (AP) - The sun filtered through the clouds onto the busy ship traffic in the Kill Van Kull Channel in New York Harbor. Then in an instant of screeching metal and searing flames, the channel became a sea of fire and death. The Coast Guard counted at least 20 dead today in the collision of two tankers, one empty, the other laden with volatile naphtha. Of the 101 crewmen on the tankers and two escorting tugs caught in the flames, the Coast Guard listed 12 as missing, with 69 survivors, 40 of them hospitalized. Witnesses said one of the tugs exploded, igniting naphtha leaking from the British tanker Alva Cape after its collision Thursday with the Texaco Massachusetts, an American tanker heading back for the Gulf of Mexico after discharging its Mrs. Becket's 8-year-old son, William. Bodies of the victims and the smashed plane, a brown and white Piper Commanche, were found yesterday in a corn field northwest of Alexis, about 25 miles south of Rock Island. The light plane disappeared Wednesday after taking off from Cedar Rapids on a flight to Decatur, 111., that normally takes about an hour. An Illinois State Police plane spotted the wreckage and directed police on the ground to the scene. Searchers had difficulty reaching the plane as a result of heavy rains that turned the area into a bog. The plane left Cedar Rapids shortly after 3 p. m. Wednesday. It carried enough fuel for a five-hour flight. Civil Air Patrol officials started a search for the craft, last heard from via a radio message near Burlington, Iowa, during a period of heavy thunder-showers. The Wulfsberg girl was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wulfsberg of Cedar Rapids. He is an assistant vice president of Collins Radio Corp. at Cedar Rapids. The Sheriff girl was a widely known gymnast who was in Cedar Rapids a few days ago to give a demonstration at the annual meeting of a Trampoline manufacturer. The plane was rented from B. I. State Aviation of Decatur. Authorities reported sighting Clearfield Borough council-men at a lengthy and heated session last night decided to inquire further into the cost of the privately-owned Crissman airfield before approving it as the site of a new Clearfield airport. The action came toward the end of a lively three-hour session and followed a report by representatives of the engineering firm preparing the comprehensive plan for the Clearfield Borough-Lawrence Township Regional Planning Commission and comments by most of the coun-cilmen on the pros and cons of a new airport. The airport discussion was only one highlight of the busy semi-monthly session in which the councilmen also: w Decided to select an engineer to study the community's TV cable service at the expense of the cable company. v Appointed William C. Plum-mer and L. L. Bradford to the Clearfield Parking Authority. Approved a motion to have Allan L. Martin fill the jobs of both borough engineer and street commissioner and increase his salary to S750 a month. Decided to go ahead with its original contract with the General Code Publishing Co. for the recodification of borough ordinances. The argument on the need - and the best site - for a new airport was resolved by the councilmen approving a motion to write to James T. Crissman, owner of the Clearview Airport at Mt. Joy, and ask him to cup-ply definite data on the cost of his airfield in its present condition and after improvements are made to have it meet FAA regulations. Councilman Roy Wise, who made the motion, said the information should be in detail and contain data on the cost of installing lights, extending runways, who would operate the airport, etc. He also said definite information should be obtained on the extent to which Lawrence Township would participate financial- ly in the establishment of a new airport. Earlier, Councilman Walter Thorp said he had been assured by a member of the Lawrence Township Planning Commission that the township would furnish one halt of the 25 per cent in the matching funds to be raised locally if a federal grant is obtained for a new airport. The airport question was introduced at the meeting by El-don Bloom, chairman of the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Accident Damage President Says: Budget Talk Peace For Okayed At U.S. Will Is $10*000 V/ef 'Anytime, Anywhere Amesville Fatality, Serious Injury to Mahaffey Boy Recorded Property damage exceeded $10,000 as a result of four traffic accidents yesterday in the Clearfield County - Moshannon Valley area, one of which claimed the life of a Mineral Springs man. Meanwhile, a four-year-old Mahaffey boy who was struck by a car Wednesday, remains in serious condition in the Clearfield Hospital. Killed yesterday was Charles M. Conrad, 45, of Mineral Springs, when his pickup truck and a tractor-trailer collided on Route 322, 1.4 miles west of Clearfield, at 10:50 a. m. He became the 11th person to die on Clearfield County - Moshannon Valley highways this year. The tractor-trailer driver. Richard Conaway, 32, of Frenchville R. D. escaped injury as did the drivers of two cars which also were involved - Arthur E. Raleigh, 72, of 316 Ridge Ave., Curwensville, and Karen Marie Askey, 20, of 129 Wonder St., Johnstown. State police from the Clearfield substation said the tractor-trailer was traveling west and the other three vehicles were heading east with Mr. Raleigh in the lead and Mr. Conrad second in line. The tractor driver told police that as he rounded a slight curve in the highway he noticed a vehicle ahead stopped to make a left turn onto a legislative route. Police quoted Mr. Conaway as saying his tractor wheels WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson says the United States stands ready to discuss peace prospects for Viet Nam "anytime, anywhere, with any government." Thumping the podium with his fist for emphasis, the President departed Thursday from his prepared speech to a group of legislative leaders in the White House rose garden to reiterate U. S. willingness for peace talks. "All they have to do to test us is to name the place and date; they will find us there," Johnson said. "But you can't have a unilateral contract. The other side has to -:- want to talk too." The Piesidenfs comments came about two hours after Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana proposed in a New York speech that Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Yi meet to explore peace for Viet Nam. When asked for Johnson's reaction to Mansfield's suggestion, White House press secretary Bill D. Movers said the President "welcomed any con-fro m Violence Continues in Saigon... Buddhist Radicals Warned on Strike By GEORGE McARTHUR SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Radical Buddhists called today for a three-day general strike, but the moderate head of the Buddhist Institute warned that their chaotic, emotional struggle against the military regime may bring the collapse of the church. As violence continued in Saigon for the fifth consecutive day, Thich Tarn Chau issued his appeal from a secret hideaway after he abandoned the beleaguered - Buddhist Institute compound Partner in Firm With Clearfield Office Dies at St. Marys slructive suggestions Funeral services will be held at St. Marys tomorrow for Joseph J. Wolfel, 68, St. Marys , r t . , , . businessman and vice-president 1 lc wave of unrest fomented by to more militant monks. His statement, published by the progovernment press but ignored by Buddhist papers, was a stern rebuke for the disorders in Saigon and in the northern Buddhist strongold of Hue. Whether his words could stem members of Congress, members of the Senate." Moyers then called attention to Johnson's comments on peace talks in the speech to the legislative leaders. A State Department spokesman cautiously encouraged Mansfield's call for face-to-facc Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 of the firm of Keller and Wolfel, Texaco distributors with a branch office at Clearfield. the militant monks seemed doubtful. A mob of 1,000 chanted anti-Mr. Wolfe), who died Tuesday government slogans and lis-night, is survived by his wife tencd to denunciations of the and two sons. Five sisters and regime over loudspeakers inside two brothers also survive the Buddhist Institute compound He was a member of the on the outskirts of Saigon. Riot Knights of Columbus, Elks police kept the area firmly bot-Lodge, St. Joseph Society and tied up. An eight-foot caricature Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Lions Club Auction Scheduled Tomorrow Tomorrow afternoon's annual auction of the Clearfield Lions Club will touch off the week-long Jamboree in the Driving Park. The auction will start at 1:30 p. m. in the Exposition Hall. The Jamboree, Monday through Saturday, will feature rides nightly for children and adults. The grounds will also be open Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Moshannon Valley School Committee Sets District Taxes AMESVILLE - In a busy session last night the Interim Operating Committee of the Moshannon Valley Schools adopted the 1966-67 budget of $988,511.52, set the real estate tax millage for the eight-municipal district at 30 and the per capita tax at S10, and enacted a 1 per cent earned income tax. The budget for the coming school term tops last year's budget of $897,603.93 by $90,-907.59 of which the major part is due to state-mandated increases of teacher salaries. Real estate millages in some of the eight districts in the past were as high as 50. Starting with the new levy, the tax structure will be the same for school purposes in all parts of the district. The $10 per capita school lax and the 1 per cent earned income tax will also be uniform. One new teacher was hired by the board but the name was withheld pending final acceptance. The resignations of three teachers were accepted by Lhe directors: Amelia Vincent, an elementary teacher; Lydia Case, girls' physical education instructor; and Orin Remsnyder, industrial arts instructor. Other action taken during the lengthy meeting included: �* Approval of the proposal for vocation reimbursement for business education. e� Accepting the lowest bids and awarding contracts for supplying athletic and industrial arts equipment. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 A NEW QUEEN IS CROWNED - Rebecca Jamison, the new Miss Curwensville, receives crown from 1965 winner, Norma Eckert, during ceremony last night in the Rescue Hose & Ladder Co. At far left is Sheila Humberson, first runner-up, while at right are Carol Woodel and Mary Lou Wills who tied for the second runner-up spot. State Hospital Administrators End Conference PHILIPSBURG-The two-day conference of administrators of state-owned general hospitals was brought to a close here this afternoon with a luncheon held in the Philipsburg hospital. Members of the Board of Trustees and their wives and members of the hospital staff and their wives feted the visiting officials last night at a dinner and social gathering in the Philipsburg Country Club. "Rehabilitation in General Hospitals" was outlined this morning by William C. Lawson of llarrisburg, director of the bureau of State General Hospitals. Miss Catherine Leuthold. Harrisburg, medical records librarian consultant, discussed medical records as they will apply to the new medicare program. Arthur Full, Chicago, of the American Hospital Association, spoke on "Hospital Ad- Curwensville Firemen Crown Queen for '66 CURWENSVILLE - A capacity crowd of more than 200 persons turned out at the fire hall last night for the finals of the third annual Miss Curwensville pageant sponsored by the Rescue Hose & Ladder Co. Blonde Rebecca Jamison, who graduated last week from Curwensville Joint High School, emerged as the winner of the pageant and was crowned the 1966 Miss Curwensville by last year's queen, Not ma Eckert. Rebecca is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Jamison of Curwensville and will represent her community in the competition for the title of Miss Clearfield County. Sheila Humberson was rhosen as the first runner-up and a tie occurred for second runner-up 30 From Area Graduate from PSU Tomorrow UNIVERSITY PARK - The Pennsylvania State University will confer 3,073 degrees at the annual June commencement exercises to 'be held tomorrow morning in Beaver Stadium. Graduates include 30 from the Clearfield County - Moshannon Valley area. The June commencement will bring to 5.635 the number of diplomas awarded during the past year, and among these graduates are 634 who completed a two-year program for the associate degree; 3,776 awarded the baccalaureate degree; and 1,425 qualifying for advanced degrees. 263 of them doctorates. Dr. Eric A. Walker, president of the University, will confer the degrees Saturday. There are 634 associate degrees; 2.119 baccalaureate degrees; and 320 advanced degrees, including 58 doctorates. Boating Club Formed At Curwensville For Promotion of Dam CURWENSVILLE - A boating club was formed at Curwensville last night to promote the Curwensville Dam and safe boating practices on the dam. Approximately 30 boaters organized what will be known as the Curwensville Boating Club and elected James J. Loddo as its president. Other officers are: Louis R. Donahue, vice president; William Stadtmiller, secretary; and Donald Kneisel. treasurer. Clifford Gourley was appointed to head a five-member safety committee that stands ready to cooperate with the Stale Department of Forests and Waters in establishing a local safety patrol program. Serving with Mr. Gourley on the committee are William Gill, Glenn Reiter, Mr. Kneisel and Mr. Donahue. Edward Morgan was named publicity chairman. One of the immediate goals of Belief onte Man Decides To Run for State Post Truax Doubts GOP Can Match It... Nevling Named ri r iti a li'ir DickinsonLaw Shapp Spent 1.4 Million ScM 7rustee To Win Nomination HARRISBURG (AP) - Milton Shapp, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, spent nearly $1.4 million in the primary campaign, and the chairman of the Republican State Committee says he doubts the Republicans can match that figure in the November campaign. "it terrifies me to think what Shapp might spend in the fall," said Chairman Craig Truax Thursday night in Philadelphia. "I doubt we can match that kind of spending." He added that the Republican committee is trying to raise money now for a comparatively small budget campaign. According lo reports filed Thursdav with the State Elcc- ions Bureau, Shapp spent SI.- , D , ,, ,. , . ; ... nn. , , . , . u i prs of -Roman Catho he bishops 396.223 for his high - powered � .. 'u Pope Paul Limits Powers of Roman Catholic Bishops VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Paul VI today limited the povv- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 28th Division Heads for Camp HARRISBURG (AP) - More than 1.500 vehicles loaded with men and equipment began moving Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division toward Camp Drum, near Watertown, N. V., today. The 12.000 National Guardsmen of the 28th were heading for two weeks of rugged field training at Camp Drum. It will be the first time the division has trained in one location since its 1980 encampment at Indiantovvti (lap, 20 miles from Il.irri-.biir;', in Lebanon County. Maj. Gen. Henry J. Flock, division commander, said the BELLEFONTE - Daniel R. Clemson, above, Bellefonle Borough manager, announced today he has submitted his resignation to actively seek the office of slate representative from the 77th District, comprising t h e Philipsburg-State College-Bel le-fonte areas of Centre County and Cooper Township in Clearfield County. Clemson. a farmer Philipsburg resident, won the Democratic nomination in the May primary on a last-minute write-in campaign by lhe Centre County Democratic Committee. The 35-year-old administrator said his resignation was ef-tive yesterday, but offered to remain an additional week, if ii would assure a "smooth transition of management." lie was appointed to the non-pnlit-iial position in September 1961. campaign, in which he upset Sen. Robert P. Casey, who was backed by the Democratic organization. Over $250,000 of this .,. ,, was spent for advertising that fPec'fically spelling out included newspaper adds and lot'al blshops coukl radio and television commercials. to make exceptions to Church rules on celibacy, marriage and the life of priests and nuns. The Pope acted in a decree what local bishops could and could do under the general not changes proposed by the Vatican Ecumenical Council to give The total sum is more than bishops a larger voice in run-eight times the amount Casey njng (he affairs of the Church spent and five times the amount spent by Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, who. running against Vatican spokesmen called the decree the most important papal guideline so far putting token opposition, won the GOP council decisions into force nomination for governor. In ihe decree, which goes into The reports listed Casey as effect Aug. 15. the Pope granted spending $172,001 and Shafer bishops the right to make minor $239,363. exceptions to rules on celibacy. In a statement released in age limits for marriage, and for Philadelphia, Shapp said "The money I used in my campaign was my own money. It was money that I earned in the priesthood, and on the out ward style of life for nuns and members of religious orders. But he reserved solely for the Pennsylvania and spent in Penn- head of the Church the riuht lo sylvania in an attempt to bring make any more basic changes better government lo l'ennsyi- On celibacy, he ruled that CARLISLE - Judge Alexander Denbo of Burlington, N. J., and James K. Nevling, above, Clearfield lawyer, have been elected to the board of trustees of Dickinson School of Law. it was announced yesterday by Dean Burton R. Lauh. Judge Denbo. a 193:: graduate of the law school, is the alumni association appointee to the board. He will se-ve a three-year term, succeediir: attorney Jacob Levinson of Perth Am-boy. N. J. Mr. Nevlinu. a 1934 graduate of the law school, will succeed the Honorable Charles A. Jones, a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, who died recently. He will serve an indeterminate term. Mr. Nevling, a partner in the Clearfield firm of Nevling and l)uv;<. is practicing law in his Please Turn lo Inge 6, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Please Turn lo Page 6, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Vlease Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 ~Please~Turn~to Page 2, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 I".�ase Turn to Page 2, Col. 2
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