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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - June 30, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania /c/ea/ Weather Greets Clearfield Sale BY GEORGE A.SCOTT, EDITOR OF THE PROGRESS Education in Focus Today's Chuckle College years: The only vacation a boy gets between his mother and his wife, Vol. 60 - No. 154 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, June 30, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Summer Schooling fuef Pepofs V/i Mi/es from Capital Attacked... A new chapter in public school education ii being written in the Clearfield Area this summer. Instead of standing idle during the months of June, July and August, school buildings are being used for special summer-time classes and more than 1,000 preschool youngsters, elementary, junior and senior high school pupils of the area are attending classes designed to give them a head start as they enter school, remedy deficiencies that cropped up in the regular school term or to enrich their cultural knowledge. In the case of some of the pre-school classes, church facilities are being used and the classes are being sponsored by non-school committees. 27 at Lock Haven S. C. On top of all this, 27 boys and girls who will be in the 11th and 12th grades of Clearfield County schools come September are among 90 students from a nine-county area participating in a unique pre-college study program at Lock Haven State College that began June 20 and will last for eight weeks this summer. Who are benefitting from these programs? Generally speaking, they come from low income families and are classed as economically and educationally deprived. Not all, however, fall in the category of a low income family. Even in the pre-school classes, 10 per cent of the over-all total of children may come from middle income families and the programs for elementary and secondary school pupils can include young folks who have fallen behind and need extra instruction because of poor foundations in the basic sciences of reading, mathematics, etc., or who can benefit from cultural enrichment programs involving music and art. There are three summer-time programs of education in operation in the Clearfield Area - Head Start, a child development program for pre-school age children; "Title I" programs for elementary and secondary pupils; and the previously-mentioned pre-college or "Upward Bound," as it is called, program for prospective juniors and seniors in high school. All three programs are made possible, with a minimum of local cast, through two Acts of Congress - the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The EOA of 1964 provides most of the funds for Head Start and Upward Bound programs; the ESEA of 1965 provides the funds for the school-sponsored programs for elementary and secondary pupils. Pre-School Classes There are Head Start programs of eight weeks or more duration for the four, five and six-year-olds under way or starting next Tuesday in six Clearfield County areas plus the Purchase Line School District of Indiana County which includes five Clearfield County boroughs and townships. These include classes for such youngsters at Arcadia (Indiana County), Curwensville, DuBois, French-ville, Grampian, Houtzdale, Karthaus, Lanse, Morrisdale, Osceola Mills and the Jefferson County communities of Falls Creek, -Reynoldsville and Sykesville. The "Title I" programs, so-called because that is the first section of the 1965 ESEA'* are being carried out this summer in the Clearfield, Curwensville, DuBois, Glendale, Harmony, Moshannon Valley and Purchase Line School Districts and will be continued through the 1966-67 school year. Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District has an extensive program set up but it will not start until the regular school term begins in September. The two acts differ in procedures and sponsoring organizations, but both express the same philosophy and seek to implement that philosophy in similar ways. Basically, this philosophy recognizes that poverty exists "in the midst of plenty in this nation" and seeks to eliminate these pockets and individual cases of poverty by helping people, especially young folks, to better their conditions of living through self-help programs of education, job training and employment. The Head Start and ESEA programs deserve and command separate articles to explain their aims and how they are programmed to attain them. These will be forthcoming in the next two weeks. The Upward Bound Meanwhile, let's take a look at the Upward Bound project, now under way at Lock Haven State College. Now in their second summer of operation, Upward Bound projects are intended to remedy poor preparation and motivation of the youths involved and thus increase their chances for acceptance and success in a college after graduation from high school. In the words of Dr. Richard T. Frost, director of the.Upward Bound program in the Office of Economic Opportunity, Upward Bound seeks "to induce college-capable young people, not headed toward higher education, to shift gears and get on the 'college track'." The students attending Lock Haven State College's program this summer were recommended by their high school principals and guidance counselors and selected after personal interviews. Family incomes set by the Office of Economic Opportunity for eligibility for the program range from $1,500 for a family with one child to $5,000 for a family with more than seven among non-farm households and from $1,090 to $3,500 for farm families with one to more than seven children. While at Lock Haven, the 90 boys and girls are participating in studies aimed at strengthening their academic ability, activities such as student government, theatre production and opportunities for leadership aimed at enhancing motivation, fine arts and other cultural enr richment programs, and in physical'activities and health services. Although the summer program is only of eight weeks duration, a follow-up program of counselling and tutoring in after school or weekend sessions will be conducted throughout the coming school year by Lock Haven and high school faculty members for each of the Upward Bound students. All Expenses Paid All expenses of each student, including tuition, room, board, books, cost of field trips, etc., even a modest amount of pocket money, are paid by OEO. Total cost of the Lock Haven program has been budgeted at $137,-544 with the cost per student amounting to approximately $1,528. The OEO supported 18 Upward Bound pilot projects las* summer and says if believes that when fully evaluated the projects will show "that a student with a normal, functional intelligence can, with special encouragement and increased motivation, succeed in college; that a major feature of such success is a student's sense that somebody cares about him; that most Upward Bound students need a sharply improved self-image." Final evaluation of the 1965 program and this summer's expanded programs cannot be made, of course, until the students involved finally reach a college campus a year or more from now. Bombers Strike Near Hanoi Again By EDWIN Q. WHITE -SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - American bombers attacked Communist fuel depots in the vicinity of Hanoi for the second straight day today, the U. S. command announced. Both Navy and Air Force planes participated in the raids, which hit fuel dumps around the capital of Communist North Viet Nam. the closest raid today to Hanoi was seven and a half miles from the capital, a U. S. spokesman said. Wednesday, in their closest penetration to Hanoi. Air Force bombers smashed a big fuel depot only three miles from the heart of the city. There was no immediate estimate of the damage done by the raiders. An Air Force spokesman said no Communist MIG jets were sighted and no surface-to-air missiles were fired before the American planes roared away. The raids continued the American strategy designed to deprive the North Vietnamese army of its vital fuel supplies and thus hamper its movement oi men and supplies to the Viet Cong in South Viet Nam. Earlier U.S. military officials proclaimed the attacks Wednesday on the fuel depots at Hanoi and Haiphong a spectacular success, and an Air Force general termed them the "most significant, most important strike of the war." "This ought to prove that we can take out any military target we want to. although this is no sign that we will do that." added Maj. Gen. Gilbert L. Meyers, deputy commander of the 7th U.S. Air Force. Today, the U.S. command announced. Navy planes attacked a key radar site 38 miles north of Hanoi and a fuel dump 25 miles north of the capital in the area of Bac Giang, while Air Force F105 Thunderchiefs attacked the Nguyen Khe fuel depot seven and a half miles north of Hanoi and the Viet Tri fuel dump 28 miles northwest of the Red Capital. Hard fighting was reported 50 to 60 miles north of Saigon today after an estimated 2.000 of the enemy swooped down on an American armored reconnaissance squadron of about 770 men in tanks and armored per- sonnel carriers on Highway No. 13. The U.S. 1st Infantry Division rushed up reinforcements by helicopter and truck, and low-flying American planes hit the enemy with bombs, rockets and machine-gun fire. Spotter pilots estimated that between 200 and 400 of the enemy possibly were killed by the air attacks. The enemy units Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 4 Weather Just Right For Sale Three-Day Ivent In 34 Participating Stores Under Way . Ideal weather greeted shoppers this morning on the first day of a three-day sales bonanza at Clearfield. Clearfield's Economy Days are in full swing with tremendous savings awaiting thrifty shoppers in practically every department of all participating stores. Now is the time to take advantage of bargain values on your family's summer needs and stock up on essentials needed for picnic outings during the holiday weekend. As an added attraction, more than $300 in script money will be given away. Stores will be open tomorrow until 9 p. m. and the banks and branch banks open until 8 p. m. The Clearfield Merchants Association, sponsor of the sales promotion, 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 and Gift Shop; G. C. Murphy Co.; Kurtz Stationery Store; Dufton Hardward 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 Department Store; Penn Furniture Co.; Brody's; The County Na- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 County Fair Ticket Sale StartsJulyS Advance sale of reserved and box seat tickets for all events at the Clearfield County Fair. Aug. 1-6, will begin at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the ticket office located on the Courthouse Square in downtown Clearfield. Also available at this office will be family tickets which may be used for gate and parking. The price is $2 for five tickets. The price of reserved seats for the evenings and Saturday afternoon is $1.50 each, while reserved seats for Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday and Friday afternoons cost $1 each. All box scats are set at $1.75 each. Telephone orders will not be accepted until Thursday, July 7. The number to call is Clearfield 765-4629. A handy mail order form is printed in tonight's Progress on Page 2. Fair Manager William Andert son-.has- pointccU-out that all mail orders will be filled the day received with the best seats then available. Enclosing a self-addressed, stamped envelope will expedite the filling of your order, he stated. A check or money order in the full amount for all tickets ordered must he enclosed when sending for tickets. The mailing address is: Clearfield County Fair Association, PO Box 712, Clearfield, Pa. 16830. A Woman's Place Is In Uniform, Too Young women in and out of college who have any interest in joining the armed services will surely want to read Elton Fay's article on "military, women," in the Progress tomorrow. Whether they seek nurse's training, a commission, improvement or acquisition of various technical skills, adventure, association with fighting men, or simply service to their country, they will regard this article as a must. It is one of eight by Fay, the well known military affairs writer, in his "G. I. Guide" series for young Americans. Lawrence Twp. Board Reviews School Gains The Lawrence Township School Board reviewed accomplishments and closed its final official meeting with a resolution to transfer all assets and liabilities to the new Clearfield Area School District effective July 1 as mandated by the School Reorganization Act of 1963. The assets will outweigh the liabilities to a considerable extent, according to the financial report presented by Secretary Gilbert L. Cowder. The township board has purchased approximately $32,000 worth of teaching aids, classroom equipment and furnish-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Allegheny Educational Broadcast Council Karnes Heil Officer UNIVERSITY PARK - Following its June board of directors meeting, the Alleghtny Educational Broadcast Council (AEBC) announced that Harry G. Heil, supervising principal of Curwensville Joint Schools, had been appointed the new first vice president of the Council, filling the unexpired term of former Centre County Assistant Superintendent John E. McCoy. McCoy recently resigned to accept a position as superintendent of schools at Ligonier. In further action at the meeting, Dr. Glenn M. Henery, superintendent of the Punxsutaw- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Pool Attracts Many; Use Extreme Caution, Motorists Are Asked With hot weather keeping its grip on the district, crowds continue to flock to the new Clearfield Community Swimming Pool. Yesterday, a total of 1,188 persons visited the pool and crowds that large and larger are anticipated for the rest of the week as well as over the Fourth of July weekend. Robert Shearer, manager of the pool, reminded of the pool hours for the weekend: Friday - 1 until 9:30 p. m.; Saturday - 10 a. m. until 9:30 p. m.; and Sunday and Monday - 1 until 9:30 p. m. At the same time, Mr. Shearer appealed to motorists to use extreme caution in the vicinity of the pool in the Reedsville section of the borough. "We have a great number of youngsters coming to the pool every day and many of them either walk or ride bicycles along the streets adding to the traffic congestion." Reaction Abroad Mostly Critical... Air Strikes Stir Praise, Criticism WASHINGTON (AP) - An uproar over the American bombing of oil supply depots on the outskirts of Hanoi and Haiphong echoed today from Capitol Hill to the capitals of Europe. At home, Johnson administration spokesmen emphasized that the United States was "not attempting to escalate - the war" with Wednesday's Fair and little temperature change tonight, low 58 to 65. Sunny and a little warmer Friday. Sunrise 5:43-Sunset 8:48 Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. m. - 4.85 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5 feet (rising). 98. Clearfield Weather Wednesday low 60; High J. Overnight low 60. Mid - State Airport Wednesday low 61; (High 83. I Overnight low 56. Clearfield Boro Board Bows Out Of School Picture At .12:40 p. m. Wednesday the Clearfield Borough Board of School Directors officially closed its books and went out of business. The present seven-member board, representative of the many such groups which have been responsible for educating Clearfield's children of the past several generations, becomes inoperative tomorrow through the State School Reorganization Act of 1963. Business at the luncheon meeting held in the New Dimeling Hotel was kept to a minimum with the principal action that of approving a resolution empowering Board President H. Rembrandt Woolridge and Secre- air strikes. Abroad, the first reaction was mostly critical to the bombings which Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said inflicted heavy da.nage on the facilities which represented o- ?r 60 per cent of North Viet Nam's remaining oil storage capacity. He said one American plane was downed. McNamara told a news conference that every effort was made to prevent harm to civilians and to avoid destruction of nonmilitary facilities. But a North Vietnamese army communique charged the U.S. planes "indiscriminately bombed and strafed residential and economic areas, causing human and material losses to our people." It made no mention of damage to the vital oil storage complexes. Vice President Tfurjert "'"H."' Humphrey countered this claim with a declaration that "no civilian casualties resulted." He told a news conference in Detroit "the bombings were conducted under very careful control and amazing precision." He said he doubted the bombings would escalate the war and said the decision was to "bomb military targets for military reasons and with military efficiency." He said American allies, including Britain, were told of the decision in advance of the air strikes. The vice president said the reaction of British Prime Minis- Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 3 TALKS OF NEW AIR STRIKES - Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara answers questions yesterday at a Pentagon news conference in Washington as he discusses new U. S. air strikes against oil storage depots at Hanoi and Haiphong in North Viet Nam. Behind him is a map locating the area struck, top, and the infiltration routes into South Viet Nam. The targets were attacked again today. (AP Wirephoto) Osceola Soldier Is in Viet Nam Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Inside The Progress For more stories on the Viet Nam situation, turn to Pages 5, 9, 10, 14 and 22. Classified Ads .... 20, 21, 22 Hints From Heloise ____ 13 Comics ................. 23 News From Around World 22 Sports .............. 18, 19 Obituaries .............. 22 Hospital News .......... 2 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ...... 3, 16, 24 Today in History ........ 4 Church News ............ 7 Sunday School Lesson - 6 A Report on Steel ..... 5 Pictures of Area Folks . 8 GI Guide ................ 15 Penelec, Union Plan Further Talks Today JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Representatives of the Pennsylvania Electric Co. and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers were to meet today in an effort to settle differences over a new contract. Union officials held a day-long meeting in Pittsburgh Wednesday to consider calling a strike. R.L. McClain, head of the union negotiating team representing 1,450 workers, declined comment on the session. The utility, which serves about Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 OSCEOLA MILLS - Pfc. Thomas M. Krause, above, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Krause of Coal Run, Osceola Mills R. D., is now serving with an Army transportation detach-n.ent in Viet Nam. He was home for a 12-day leave with his parents while en route from Ft. Eustis, Va., to the west coast prior to leaving for Viet Nam on May 21. He entered the Army Oct. 19, 1965, and received his basic training at Ft. Jackson, S. C. He was employed at York before entering the Army. in Defense Department Study... Drafting of Younger Men Is Recommended By BOB HORTON WASHINGTON (AP) - A long-awaited Defense Department study concluded today that the draft, should be redesigned to induct the youngest eligible men first and not men nearest 26 - "those who are the most settled in their careers." The change would shift the emphasis to the 19-20 age bracket. "Combat commanders prefer the younger age group" the study said, "and about eight of 10 volunteers are in the - age group under 20." Philipsburg Boy Is Injured As Car, Bike Collide District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 328 Injured ............. 192 Damages ....... $208,970 Deaths ............... 11 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 1 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 337 Injured .............. 239 Damages ........ $231,352 Deaths ............... 8 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 1 A 12-year-old bicyclist was injured when he was struck by a car at Philipsburg in an accident at 9:30 p. m. yesterday. Carl Maehr, son of Mrs. Marion Maehr of 113 N. Eighth St., was taken to the Philipsburg Stale General Hospital by Bernard Kizina, a passing motorist. He was treated for brush burns of both knees and re-leased. He was to return to the hospital today for x-rays of the left foot. Police Officer Robert Trump said that Carl, with three other young bicyclists, was traveling east on Presqueisle Street and started to turn left on Seventh Street. Larry E. Orndorff, 18. of Sandy Ridge, who was drhing his car east on Presqueisle Street, told the officer he saw four bicycle riders in front of him and that three had crossed traffic to make the left turn onto Seventh Street. Orndorff said The study, presented to the House Armed Services Committee by Asst. Secretary of Defense Thomas D. Morris, made these other principal points: -The United States can not look forward to discontinuing the draft in the next decade unless changing world conditions reduce needs substantially below the force levels required since Korea. -An all-volunteer force cannot be justified because it would cost anywhere between SI billion and SI" billion to increase military pay enouch to attract the volunteers needed even for a pre-Vict Nam force of 2 7 million. More than 3 million are in service now. -The present deferment system is "basically sound." Morris, in charge of manpower for the Defense Department, testified as the committee wound up its hearings into the operations of the Selective Service System. The Pentagon study was ordered by President Johnson two years ago but had not been made public, despite some grumbling from Congress. Morris told the committee the report indicates that volunteer Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 4
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