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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - June 27, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Today's Chuckle It isn't necessary for a man to have his face lifted. If he's patient enough, it will grow up through his hair. Reader's Tip Pollster Samuel Luhell offer3 another report on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 151 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,   Monday, June 27, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY ONE OF THE BUSIEST SECTIONS of the Clearfield Community Swimming Pool as it opened over the weekend was at the diving boards. This scene typifies that ac- At Opening... Community Pool Attracts 2,723 Clearfield's new community swimming pool seems to have won the unconditional approval of young and old alike. The pool opened Saturday to the noisy delight of hundreds of youngsters and to the swelling pride and satisfaction of adults who expended much time, energy and money in making it a reality. "I think it's terrific. Just wonderful. It's just what we needed," smiled an elated Mrs. Walter Thorp, president of the Swimming Pool Association. Robert Shearer, pool manager, listed the two-day attendance at 2,723. The opening-day crowd numbered 1,493 and included 80 at a private party Saturday night after the regular pool hours. The pool is available for rent by private groups at special rates, depending upon the size of the group. (See swim lesson rosters Page 6, Pictures Page 14) tivity as there were lines at all three boards during most of the first two days. A total of 2,723 persons was on hand as the mercury hovered at 90 - degrees. Fair with little temperature change tonight, low 56 to 64. Tuesday sunny and warmer again. Sunrise 5:42-Sunset 8:48 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 5 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5 feet (stationary). 98. Clearfield Weather Sunday low 66; High I. Overnight low 66. Mid-. State Airport Sunday low 59; High 88. Overnight low 56. Five . Day Forecast June 28-July 2: Temperatures to average 3 - 6 degrees above normal. Normal highs are 79 to 83 and lows, 60 to 61. Warming during mid week and cooler at the end. Scattered showers about Wednesday and again near the weekend and expected to average less than one-quarter inch south and around one - half inch in north portions. Number of Area Crimes Probed By State Police State police from the Clearfield substation had their hands full over the weekend with a number of burglaries and thefts in the area. A 1960 Chevrolet pickup truck belonging to Joe Iraca of Madera was stolen last night from (he Iraca ice cream stand on Route 53. Police said the truck is red, has a broken back window, and bears license plate number R69-7P5. A 1958 automobile was stolen Saturday from a junk yard on Route 322 west of Philipsburg. The car, which belonged lo Clarence M. Conklin of West Decatur R. D., was recovered by police at DuBois. Police are investigating. A 16 year-old youth was apprehended Sunday by police for a burglary at the John Gaidos home at Allport on June 20. Police said the youth stole $175 from an envelope under a bed in the home. After stealing the money, police said the youth spent $30 at Philipsburg and had $10 when he heard that police were searching for him. He Flease Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Mr. Shearer said he was extremely pleased with the opening weekend and praised his assistant, James Wetzel, and the staff of lifeguards for turning in an excellent job in view of the size of the crowd. Until the grass begins growing, Mr. Shearer said the area for unlookers will have lo be limited. He said all room at present is being allotted to swimmers but that when the grass has caught the size of the deck area will be doubled. Despite the size of the weekend crowd, swimmers generally heeded all pool rules and regulations as well as warnings from lifeguards. As a safety measure, the pool Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Here's How One Tot Beat The Heat at the Pool Police Search For Missing Man In Ramey Area RAMEY - Stale police and volunteers are searching the area around Ramey for an 81-year-old man who walked away from his home Saturday and disappeared. The missing man is Michael Bednarchik of Ramey. Sgt. Andrew Zavatsky of the Clearfield State Police Substation said Mr. Bednarchik was last seen at a bridge at Sterling at 10:30 a. m. Saturday. He was also apparently seen near a house at Ramey at 6 p. m. Saturday evening, but this has not been verified, Sgt. Zavatsky said. State police and local firemen have formed search parties and are combing the Ramey-Sterling area today. Mr. Bednarchik is 5-feet, 2-inches tall, weighs 145 pounds, has gray hair and eyes. When last seen, he was wearing gray pants and a gray sweater. Persons with information regarding his whereabouts are asked to call the state police at Clearfield. Harvey To Speak At Clearfield ABC Newscaster Paul Harvey was scheduled to arrive at Clear, field late this afternoon for this evening's industrial salute dinner in the New Dimeling Hotel. Mr. Harvey, whose broadcasts from Chicago are heard daily on WCPA Radio, will address some 300 guests at the dinner. He will fly his own plane to the Clearfield Airport, meet with Clearfield and Curwensville officials in the hotel and speak at the 6:30 p. m. event. He plans to return to Chicago following the dinner. Dinner Chairman John Jackson said today that all arrangements have been completed for tonight's event, sponsored by the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce and the Curwensville Development Corp. Demonstrations, Talks Set by 4-H Members Nine team and 23 individual demonstrations and illustrated talks will be given by 4-H club members at the Clearfield Senior High School Wednesday at 1 p. m. Subjects for the demonstrations include health, baking, cooking, clothing, photography, dairy, horses, vegetables, flowers, rabbits, automotive, tractor, electricity, entomology, safety and conservation. 4-H members are encouraged to organize ideas and communicate these ideas to others through demonstrations and illustrated talks. Junior and senior   divisions Two Injured In Five Area Road Mishaps Two persons were injured and damage totalled $1,400 in five accidents in the region over the weekend. William Park Jr., age between 45 and 50, of Winburne, was critically injured at 5:05 p. m. last evening in a motorcycle accident at Winburne. His condition remains "not good" today in the Philipsburg State General Hospital. Trooper Thomas Babich said no other vehicle was involved in the accident. Mr. Park was going down a hill and was making a slight left curve when his kick-stand hit the pavement. He was thrown off head first into a utility pole. Seven-year-old Pamela Jean Turner of Morrisdale R. D. is "fair" today in the Philipsburg State General Hospital after being injured in an accident at 7:35 p. m. Saturday along Route 153, the Bigler-Allport cutoff 1.5 CLEARFIELD SOAPBOX DERBY champion Bill Coudriet shares post-race happiness with his parents and the national director of the Soap Box Derby. Left to right are: Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Coudriet, with Mr. Coudriet holding Bill's championship trophy; winner Bill, hold- ing the checkered flag and his $500 savings bond; and A. Mason Bell, Chevrolet executive and national Derby director, who made the awards presentations. (Progress Photo by Jack Zipf) inside The Progress Official Sees Championship Form... Classified Ads ...... 12, 13-- Hints From Heloise - 16 _ Comics 1^ I fc=-i Soap Box Derby Crown Hospital News ........ 7, 13 ' T Editorial, Columns ...... 4  I I I       Sis** i Goes to Bill Loudnet Area Servicemen ........ 5 G. I. Guide .............. 5 By WILLIAM F. LEE - Progress Staff Writer m  When Bill Coudriet's car No. 23 streaked down the track in its very first heat at A HI An/'Snt Clearfield's Soap Box Derby Saturday, national Derby Director Mason Bell said pri-F^lllwl I V Cl 11^      vately: "There goes your Akron car." The national director apparently knows his derbies, because an hour or so later I      * | I      ^ A    Coudriet flashed across the finish line to take the Clearfield championship and win a posi- I O I ll      HIinT----:- *ion in August's All-American JUIII       HUH I Derby a, Akron Coudriet, 13. son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Coudriet. 509 Clearfield St., beat Dave Greene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chet Greene of .Woodland, for the over-all championship. Greene won five races early in the afternoon to win the Class B (11 and 12 year olds) championship. For Enemy Foe Swarms Over Coastal Hills; Fuel Dumps Burn in North By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)-Thousands of U.S. air cavalrymen joined the pursuit today for three North Vietnamese battalions swarming the coastal hills of South Viet Nam's central plateau. In North Viet Nam, U.S. Navy bombers left a large fuel dump in raging flames which sent up billows of smoke visible from as far off as their carrier 150 miles away, an American spokesman reported. The reinforcements of sky-troopers turned Operation Nathan Hale into a giant search-and-destroy sweep involving at least 6,000 U.S. combat troops. The prime target were the battered survivors of a stubborn North Vietnamese battalion hit repeatedly   in   eight   days   of (Sec Pictures Page 8) Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Olanta Boy Serious A 12-year-old Olanta boy was seriously injured in a swimming accident yesterday afternoon near his home. Mearle Bressler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mearle Bressler, was taken by ambulance to Clearfield Hospital. Hospital officials said he had suffered head and internal injuries. He was removed later to a hospital at Pittsburgh. The exact nature and location of the accident were not known. COUNTY FIREMEN QUEEN Patricia Eckberg of Houtz-dale (left), heads the convention parade Saturday with Miss Diane Kenyon of Clearfield, second runner-up in the 1965 contest who represented last year's queen. In the larger Cla-vs A (13 and 14 year olds), Coudriet defeated six opponents to win the class title and the berth in the all-around. But his Class A victories were by no means simple tasks. The Class A field narrowed down to three contestants, Coudriet, David McCrack-cn and Oren Cams. By drawing straws, Cams drew a bye, and Coudriet, posting a time of 24.1 (well under the 25-sec-ond average), defeated Mc-Cracken. The first Coudriet-Carns encounter ended in a dead heat, and the two nervously returned to the top of the McBride Street hill to replay it. Finally, with a margin of a few inches, Coudriet defeated Cams, who was last year's class A champion for the class title. Then came the final event Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Clearfield's Clifford Mann Elected County Firemen's Association Head HOUTZDALE - Clifford Mann of the Third Ward Hose Company of Clearfield was elected president of the Clearfield County Volunteer Firemen's Association in a surprise move Saturday as the 17th annual convention was brought to a close. The Clearfield Fire Department was supporting Mr. Mann for the post of third vice president with the plan of seeking to entertain the county convention in 1969. However, in a last minute surprise move the candidate was elected president to succeed William  E.  Lewis of Houtz- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 152 Take Free Rides On S. S. Progress In its first weekend of 1966 sailing on the Susquehanna River at Clearfield the S. S. Progress carried 152 passengers Sunday. Free pleasure trips were taken by 89 children and 63 adults in 12 trips. Out-oftowners were from Curwensville, Indiana, Berwinsdale, Frenchville, Croft, Hyde and York. Out of staters were from North Carolina, Texas and Oregon. Penelec, Union Talks Resume at Johnstown JOHNSTOWN - The Pennsylvania Electric Co. and the System Council of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers resumed contract talks here this afternoon. In a joint statement they said the taiks were resumed "as a insult of the rejection by the union membership Friday of the agreement on a new two year contract reached June 14 by the Council and the management." NEW OFFICERS of the Clearfield Volunteer Firemen's Association are shown in front of Houtzdale's new pumper following their election Saturday at the convention meeting. Left to right: Clifford Mann, Clearfield, president; Earl O. Hallstrom, Clearfield, first vice president; Earl Lord, Mahaffey, second vice president; John Walthers, Clearfield, secretary; David Bailey, Clearfield, assistant secretary; Jules Waterloo, Madera, treasurer; Russell Brown, Curwensville, assistant treasurer; J. Rex Bloom, Lumber City, chaplain; Guy Fry, Mahaffey, sergeant-at-arms. Third Vice President John Alessi of DuBois was not present for the picture. dale. Other officers elected to serve for the coming year were: Earl O. Hallstrom. Elk Hose Company. Clearfield, first vice president succeeding Thomas l.an-ich. Clearfield; Earl Lord, Mahaffey, re-elected second vice president; John Alcssi, Goodwill Hose Company No. 5, DuBois, third vice president to succeed James Tuoey, Osceola Mills. Others, all re-elected lo office, were John Walthers, Clearfield No 3. secretary; I)a\ id Bailey. Clearfield No. 1, asM>umt seerctan : James Waterloo. Madera, treasurer, Russell Brown. CurwciiM ille. assistant treasurer: J Rrx Bloom, Lumber Cii>. chaplain: and Guy Fry. Mahaffe>. serjeant-at-a r m = The officers were installed by past president William Brown of lloulzdale No convention town for 1967 was selected during the convention  meeting. This will he set Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1   

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