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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - June 29, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Clearfield Economy Days Sale Starts Tomorrow Savings Await Shoppers More Than $300 To Be Awarded During Three Days Big savings in all departments will await shoppers from Clearfield and surrounding areas with the beginning of Economy Days at Clearfield tomorrow. The sale will continue through Saturday. More than $300 in script money will be given away. Stores will be open Friday until 9 p. m. and the banks and branch banks open until 8 p.m. The Clearfield Merchants Association, sponsor of the three-day event, reminds shoppers of the new municipal parking lot. Parking space for 50 cars is available, with the entrance on Cherry Street. Clearfield stores participating in Economy Days are: F. W. Wise Gas Co., Davidson's, W. T. Grant Co., Shugarts Shoes, J. C. Penney Co., Jacobson & Etzweiler, Heydrick's Card & Gift Shop, G. C. Murphy Co., Kurtz Stationery Store, Dufton Hardware Co. Sears Roebuck and Co., Best Jewelers, Wolf Furniture Co.. Sherwin-Williams Co., Smith Furniture, Brown's Boot Shops, Public Market, Robinson's Men's Shop, Leitzinger's Dept. Store, Penn Furniture Co., Brody's, The County National Bank, The Clearfield Trust Co. Clearfield New Car Dealers, Crago & Cook Enterprises, Inc., Thompson & Buck, Henry J. Brown, Inc., Bob's Army & Navy Store, Milligan's Shoppe, Cowdrick's Drug Store, J. S. Raub Shoes, Smith Camera Shop, Bloom's Drug Store and McClure's Boot Shop. Partly cloudy, Utile temperature change tonight and Thursday. Low tonight in the 60s. Sunrise 5:43-Sunset 8:48 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 4*5,5,-feet (falling). .vSr" Today 7 a. m. - 4.55 feet (stationary). 92. Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 62; High Overnight low 64. Precipitation .05 inches. Mid State Airport Tuesday low 52; High 89. Overnight low 61. Five - Day Forecast June 30-July 4: Temperatures will average four to eight degrees above the daily normal highs of 80 to 83 and lows of 60 to 62. It will be warm, until cooler early next week. Today's Chuckle The only woman who wishes she were a year older is the one who is expecting a baby. Reader's Tip The Susquehanna River Basin Compact is discussed on Page 17. Vol. 60 - No. 153 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, June 29, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 30 PAGES TODAY Penefec Workers To Take Action On Strike Today JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -Officials of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will decide today whether or not to strike the Pennsylvania Electric Co. Contract negotiations between (he union and the utility broke off Tuesday with no further meetings scheduled. R.L. McLain, chairman of the union's negotiating committee, said workers would stay on the job until an official strike was called. However, pickets appeared at the Seward generating plant in Westmoreland County about 10 miles west of Johnstown shortly after negotiations ended. Pickets refused to let supervisory personnel enter the plant, according to Penelec officials. The plant, however, remained in operation. Union members also staged a system-wide walkout, but it only lasted a few minutes. (A spokesman for the corn- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise 25 Comics 29 News From Around World 10 Sports .............. 14, 15 Obituaries ............. 12 Hospital News............ 2 Editorial, Columns . 4 Social News ...... 3, 5, 24 School News ...... 8, 17, 30 Church News ............ 21 Medical News ..... 2(5 AP Special Report ...... 23 G. I. Guide .............. 27 In Harvey Broadcast... Americans Told About Clearfield Fifteen million Americans yesterday heard the story of Clearfield's "bootstrap effort" to build itself industrially, despite the stigma of Appalachia. On his noon newscast, ABC commentator Paul Harvey, fresh from a visit to Clearfield Monday, pointed to Clearfield's industrial growth as an example that "the American people, when they really want to, can do anything." Mr. Harvey spoke at a special industrial salute dinner at Clearfield Monday, sponsored by the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce and the Curwensville Development Council. In his address, Mr. Harvey said he would like to tell the Clearfield story on his award-winning news program, and yesterday's broadcast was a follow-through on that promise. A complete text of his remarks, recorded through the facilities of WCPA radio, follows: "The 'traveling microphone' is touching home base today, Chicago. My, Paul Harvey, you always say such nice things about the places you visit. No, that is not entirely so. I travel to three different cities every week; I mention only one or two every month. If I see nothing which I consider deserving of your attention, there is no mention. But I have watched a couple of exciting bootstrap efforts in the past week which have re-convinced me that the American people, when they really want to, can do anything, If somebody'll stir them up they can do anything ... ". . . Yesterday I flew to someplace in Pennsylvania. For a moment I'm not going to . . . I'm going to let you guess the place. I'll tell you its size. No, no, let's do it backward; see if you can tell me the size. "To expand their hospitals and support the United Fund and an industrial fund, the people of the town raised more than $1,100,000 in two years. A million a hundred thousand, they raised this much money. City of 250,000? No. City of 55,000. No. This gigantic public subscription was in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. A whopping million-plus was raised in a town the total population of which is only about 9,000 and a few people. That's right, it comes to about $50 each for every man, woman and child. In Clearfield, Pennsylvania. And this is in the Appalachia region that you'd been hearing was so destitute. "The tradition of the Susquehanna Valley people is similar to our own. As far back as 1869 when there were only 780 people in the town, they raised a gift of $69,000 to bring the railroad over the mountain. Just six years ago, when a key industry moved out, Clearfield had more than 15 per cent unemployed. Today Clearfield has 11 new industries, or expanded-indus- . tries, more in prospect and less unemployed than you have. "Men who share my fascination for machine tools will want to peek in at Quentin Berg's electronics factory there. You know that scrubbin' Pennsylvania Dutchman has enameled everything white; and I mean everything, Turret lathes and grinding machines, the milling machines, the cut-off; every huge metal-working machine in his factories is as immaculate as your kitchen stove. Psychologically, the lift it gives the personnel is inestiinable. "There's a hard-driving newspaper publisher in Clearfield whose paper may have been the catalyst for the community's efforts to lift itself out of the pessimism which was prevalent in Appalachia. "But I did not see one long face in that town of 9,000. Indeed, where a major problem in most small towns is the fact that youngsters go away to school and never return, three times as many Clearfield High School graduates stay in Clearfield than what's average in that state. "No, midst the tired blood of Appalachia, with coal, clay and lumber phasing out, Clearfield might have rolled over and played dead. It worked harder instead. And accomplished an industrial regeneration in five years that is astounding by any standards. How much better than running around the world trying to point the way to progress if we had more Clearfields practicing what we preach. Showing the way." No Remedy for Cable... Curwensville Council Told of TV Problems CURWENSVILLE - The present trouble with cable television reception is co-channel interference caused by atmospheric conditions, Curwensville Borough Councilmen were told last night. Fred Schwab, manager of Clearfield County Television, which owns and operates cable service at Clearfield and Curwensville, said there is nothing that can be done to -- correct the situation. Department Store At Philipsburg Sold To Philadelphia Firm PHILIPSBURG - The Adel-man and Ratowsky Department Store here has been sold. A. B. Adelman, president and beneral manager of the firm, announced today that the store has been sold to Gordon Sons of Philadelphia, independent merchants who operate four similar stores. The company was founded in 1885 by the late Benjamin Adelman and Issac Ratowsky. It was continued by two families until 1961 when Mr. Adelman and his sisters became the sole owners. Mr. Adelman will continue to direct the activities of the store. He stated that the change will be beneficial to the communitv The problem, he said, is confined to channels 2 and 4, both Pittsburgh stations, svhile reception on Channels 6, 10 and 11 is satisfactory. He said there have been few complaints about reception in the latter three. Mr. Schwab, here at the request of Council due to numerous complaints from cable customers, explained that co-channel interference can be expected to occur during periods in spring and summer on Channels 2 and 4. On wet, damp days when there is a low ceiling such as last night the interference subsidies and the reception consequently improves, Mr. Schwab explained. On hot, clear days the interference will increase. "This is unfortunate," he told Council, "but it's something over which we have no control." On other aspects of the TV cable, Mr. Schwab said his U. S. Jets Strike Close To Hanoi, Haiphong By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. Air Force and Navy jets brought the air war closer than ever to North Viet Nam's capital and major port today, bombing major fuel depots three miles from the center of Hanoi and in the dock area of Haiphong. The pilots reported the raids were "highly successful" with both storage areas in flames. Smoke rose 35,000 feet from the complex of fuel tanks near Ha- noi and 20,000 feet from the Haiphong tanks, a US, spokesman said. The Hanoi target "was covered like a blanket." he reported. The U.S. Air Force announced one plane, an F105 Thunder-chief fighter-bomber, fell in the attack near Hanoi and the pilot was missing. This came out after a communique of the U.S. command had reported "no U.S. aircraft were lost in either strike." Radio Hanoi claimed seven planes were shot down - four near Hanoi and three in the Haiphong area - and several U.S. pilots were captured. The air offensive in the Communist north, now in its 16th month, completely dominated the U.S. Command's daily war report. In South Vict Nam. where thousands of U.S. troops are in the field searching 'or the Communists, "only very light and scattered, minor contacts" were reported. On the political front, the threat of a Buddhist boycott of South Viet Nam's September elections diminished as more monks rallied behind the conciliatory policy espoused by the moderate chairman of the Buddhist Institute. The growing support in the Buddhist hierarchy for Thich Tarn Chau left his militant rival, Thich Tri Quang, increasingly isolated, but Quang showed no signs of abandoning his hunger strike. Six flights of Air Force F105 Thunderchiefs struck the petroleum complex '.hree miles across the Red River from the center of Hanoi, using 750-pound bombs during the ?5-minute attack, the U.S. spokesman said. He said the area around the 32 tanks had no sizable population. Four flights of t.'av;, jets from the 7th Fleet carriers Constella- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 As Passed, 151-44 by House... GOP Senators To Study Consumer Credit Bill By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Stanley G. Stroup said today his Republican caucus intended to take a long, hard look at the labor-backed consumer protection bill passed by the Democratic House Tuesday. "It's been amended so many times, we're not sure of exactely what's in the bill," Stroup said after the measure --was approved in the House, VOLUNTEERS ASSIST VICTIM Mrs. Marjorie Lansberry of Clearfield R. D. from her car after an accident at Dead Man's Curve on South Second Street Tuesday evening. Mrs. Lansberry was pinned in the wreckage of her car, which had collided with a tractor trailer. Hospital Ready For Medicare At Clearfield Friday The board of directors of Clearfield Hospital last night heard details of the hospital's preparations for Medicare, which goes into effect Friday. Joint Advisor Committee Chairman Paul Ruch told the board that all hospital departments are preparing for an influx of people after Medicare takes effect. It was pointed out, however, that methods of admission to the hospital will not change. Admittance will continue to be made only on the orders of a doctor. - In other business, the chairman of the property committee reported that, with the change of housing of nursing students to the New Dimeling Hotel, new space for nursing offices has been created in the building formerly used for housing. The Board was told that the move had increased the operating efficiency of the School of Nursing. The new building committee recognized receipt of additional funds, bringing the total to 71 per cent of the $547,413 goal. Some $158,000 in not-due pledges remains in the fund campaign. The board also noted the upcoming annual meeting, to be held at 8 p. m. Tuesday, July 19, in Junior High West. It was pointed out that anyone who has contributed $5 or more to the United Fund or hospital building campaign is privileged to vote for members of the hospital board of directors. Eligible voters are urged to be present at the annual meeting. New Pastor Of Clearfield Church Due Tomorrow Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Temperature Contest Entries Due Thursday This is the last call for Temperature Contest entries. Prizes of $20 and $10 are offered to the people who come closest to guessing what the high temperature will be in July. You not only have to guess what the high will be, but also predict the date as well as the time of day it will occur. Just write your guess on a postcard and send it with your name, address and telephone number to Temperature Contest, The Progress, Clearfield. Entries are limited to one per person and must be postmarked no later than tomorrow, June 30. Eight Injured In Wreck On S. Second St. Eight persons were injured, one woman seriously, in an accident involving two cars and a tractor-trailer at "Dead Man's Curve" on Clearfield's South Second Street, at 5:55 p. m. yesterday. In fair condition at Clearfield Hospital with head and chest injuries is Mrs. Marjorie Lansberry, 46, of Clearfield R. D.l (Turnpike Extension), operator of one of the vehicles. Clearfield borough police reported the tractor-trailer, operated by Charles R. Keiser Jr., 23, of Windsor, was traveling north on South Second Street, and jackknifed on the wed road as it rounded the curve. The rear of the trailer .vt.it into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck first the Lansberry auto, and then struck a car operated bv Patrick McBride, 32, Clearfield R. D. 2. Mrs. Lansberry was pinned in the car and had to be.removed by volunteer firemen. A passenger in the Lansberry car, Mrs. Cerela McCreadie, 56, of 413 Merrill St., was also injured and was treated and released at Clearfield Hospital. Mr. McBride, his wife and fcur children suffered minor in- Missing Ramey Man Found Dead Tuesday OSCEOLA MILLS - An 81-year-old Ramey man, the subject of a three-day manhunt in the area near his home, was found dead at 11:30 a. m. yesterday near an abandoned coal mine near here. The body of Michael Bednar-chik, who walked away from his home Saturday evening, was discovered by John Myers, 13, of Osceola Mills R. D., in the Coal Run area IVi miles south of Osceola Mills. Clearfield County Deputy Coroner William W. Strange said Mr. Bednarchik died of natural causes, after suffering an apparent stroke. Mr. Strange said he believed Mr. Bednarchik became confused and exhausted after walking several miles in the heat and may have sat on a railroad tie at an abandoned siding to rest when he suffered the stroke. The coroner affixed the time of death at approximately 9 p. m. Saturday. The elderly man was the object of a widespread search in the Ramey area involving state police, Clearfield County Sheriff 151-44. "We'll want to look into it quite exhaustively and once we study its contents, decide from there what we'll do." Business organizations, which oppose the House legislation on the ground it overloads the merchant with unnecessary and impractical paperwork, have expressed the fear that the bill might whisk through the Republican - controlled Senate with ease. "I haven't heard that rumor," Stroup replied when asked if there was any foundation to the report. The Senate also has before it a business-supported measure that would permit higher interest rates and require less stringent procedures than the House bill in the disclosure of interest costs on credit purchases. That bill is in the Banking Committee. Forty-two Republicans joined with the majority Democrats in voting for the House consumer protection bill. Only one Democrat, Rep. Peter T. Dumbauld of Somerset, opposed it. The House measure would set an annual interest ceiling of 12 per cent on credit sales. It also would require a full Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Bruening Heads B-C-l Industrial Association COALPORT-William Bruen-ing, manager of the J. J. Newberry Store here, was elected president of the B-C-I Area Industrial Development Association at a meeting Monday. Mr, Bruening succeeds the l\ev. J. Robert Singleton who will be moving from the area. Routine business was conducted and bills were approved for payment. The next regular meeting will be held on July 25. Approval Given for Target Loan Final approval has been given a Clearfield Foundation application for a loan of $158,000 for the Target Sportswear Inc., plant at Hyde, the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority announced yesterday at Har-risburg. A spokesman for the Foundation explained that the building had to be completed before final approval could be given, a procedure followed in all PIDA projects. The PIDA loan represents 40 per cent of the $395,000 cost of the addition to the plant formerly occupied by Tafco Inc. The original buildings covered 37,500 square feet. The new addition totals 52,250 square feet. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 The Rev. Oliver H. R. Krapf, above, newly-appointed pastor of Trinity Methodist Church at Clearfield, will assume his duties tomorrow. He succeeds the Rev. Dr. Frank W. Montgomery w h o has served the church since 1963 and will now assume the pastorate of the Mehtodist Church at Chambersburg. The Rev. Mr. Krapf will be liver his first sermon in the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Crowd Was at Pool When Rains Came Another good - sized crowd was on hand yesterday afternoon at the new Clearfield Community Swimming Pool when the rains came late in the afternoon. A( that point, the pool was cleared and eventually closed for the remainder of the day. Pool Manager Robert Shearer said this morning that the pool will be closed at all times when it rains or storms. In the event the weather clears before the regular pool closing hours, then, the pool will be reopened, Mr. Shearer pointed out. The regular learn-to-swim lessons were conducted on schedule this morning and another large croud is expected this afternoon and evening. Moshannon Red Cross Chapter Elects Officers PHILIPSBURG - The Rev. Nelson A. Thomas. Osceola Mills .Methodist pastor, was elected chairman of the Moshannon Chapter of the American Red Cross at the annual reorganiza-tional meeting held last evening in the town hall. The Rev. Mr. Thomas, succeeds James H. Alsop of Philipsburg. who served as general chairman of the chapter this past year, as chapter fund chairman for the preceding year, and as water safety chairman for two preceding years. He was extended a vote of thanks for his leadership for the past year. Other officers elected for the coming year were: Mrs. E-d-ward J. Thompson of Philipsburg; Dr. Pauline Sanders of Irvona, and George R. Griest Jr. of Philipsburg. vice presidents: Miss Betty J. Watson. Philipsburg, treasurer; and Ephraim Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 W. M. Robbins, Sons, Gets Dealership For Fiat Auto Line W. M. Robbins and Sons, former Packard and Studebaker dealer for some time at Clearfield, announced today it now has the dealership for the sale and servicing of the Fiat line of automobiles. Mr. Robbins said that the Fiat automobiles ate made in Italy and distributed by Fiat-Roosevelt Motors. Inc. from New Jersey. Mr. Robbins and his two son1;, Harold and William Jr., have been in the automotive business for 18 years at their present location at 108 N. 4th St. Mr. Robbins announced that they now have a complete line of new Fiats at their showroom including the famous Spider sports roadster, also a variety of sizes and styles featuring both front and rear engine models, all cars having safety features as a prime factor in the design and quality. Robbins Fiat Sales & Service invites the public to see this unique car from Ita,v \ > t
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