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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 22, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Women were made without a sense of humor so that they could love men instead of laugh at them. The Progress Reader's Tip A new approach to traffic safety . . . read 'Our Opinion' on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 172 Our 56fh Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, July 22, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Was Submitted Privately... Council Drops Airport Request Clearfield Borough Council voted last night to withdraw its application for federal funds to build a municipal airport at the James T. Crissman site - an action that was taken since the last regular council meeting July 7. The vote was a close one with six councilmen voting to withdraw the application and five voting to have it Marines Battle Large Force 1,000 Reds Die Two Accept Positions With Glendale Board COALPORT - The acceptance o� positions of elementary supervisors by Calvin Stine and high school principal by John F. Smith was announced at last night's special meeting of the Glendale Board of Education. They will sign their contracts when they are prepared. Terms of employment are based on 12 months worjc, with, a three-week vacation period. The board accepted the resignation of Donald Kline, driver education instructor, who has accepted' a position with the North Cambria Schools at Barnesboro. Teaching vacancies exist in the first and fifth grades of the elementary school and the math-science department of the junior high school. Applications will also be accepted for the teaching of science or science and social studies in the junior high. Anyone interested in substitute teaching for the 1966-C7 term should contact Dr. Edward B. Turchick, supervising principal. In other business, the board announced the purchase of additional material for the elementary grades in order to standardize the reading program in the school district and stated that a three-year contract for bus transportation will be awarded to Wilbert Klein-meyer, with the stipulation that he purchase two new bus&sv_. A special meeting for the purpose of adopting the budget for the coming year will be held July 26. Present at last night's meeting were: Robert G. Krise, president; Robert Turley, W. Dean Miles, William Wagner, Blair Reickard and Angelo Vigne Jr., board members; Dr. Turchick, Mr. Stine, Mr. Smith and Ruth S. Beals, secretary. stand. The application, signed by Council President William Anderson and Harry Baney, Secretary of the Lawrence Township Supervisors, was submitted July 15 - the last day in which an application co.uld be made to be eligible for federal funds for the coming year. President Anderson explained to the councilmen that he had signed the application specifying the Crissman site as the location for a new airport after learning that the Federal Aviation Agency would not grant an extension of time. The airport issue has become one of the hottest to come before council in many months and there has never been a clear cut decision made by council on a need for a new airport or where it should be located, if it is built. At the July 7, meeting the councilmen unanimously voted in favor of requesting that the borough be included on the federal airport funds list for the coming year - and that a meeting be held with the Lawrence Township supervisors, Lawrence Township Planning Commission and other interested persons. It was explained then that the application did not need to name a particular site. Such a meeting - which was not considered an official council meeting and was therefore, not advertised - was held last Thursday, July 14. According to the minutes of this July 14 session, the council- In 8-Day Fight By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U. S. Marines battled through the night against a large force from an elite North Vietnamese division in the jungles and hills nearly atop the 17th Parallel frontier. At dawn, they called in Marine planes to prevent the enemy from fleeing toward Laos. Hard fighting pushed the probable Communist toll in the eight-day Marine drive to more than 1,000 killed, the Marine command said. In 5aigon, U. S. military headquarters said the foe was the crack North Vietnamese) BACK FROM SPACE JOURNEY - Pilots John Young, left, and Michael Collins, America's newest space walker, stand on deck of the Carrier Guadalcanal yesterday after their splashdown in the Atlantic. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Carrier Guadalcanal) * * Astronauts Chalk up Seven firsts tor U.S.... Young, Collins Due Back at Cape After Record-Shattering Space Ride Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Car Wash For ESTAK Slated At Clearfield There's an opportunity for everyone - that is, every car owner - to get that auto washed and help raise funds for Operation ESTAK. ESTAK - Educational Supplies To An Khe - will be aided tomorrow by the Clearfield Area High School Key Club. Members of the Kiwanis-spon-sored club will wash cars all day beginning at 8 a. m. at the Ross Buick garage and East Cherry Street. Donations received will be Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Two Persons Slightly \n\ured On Area Roads A young mother and her baby daughter received minor injuries in a two-car accident at 8:45 p. m. yesterday on Legislative Route 17119 just east of Clearfield. State police reported a car operated by Larry R. Ruffner, 19, 225 Reed St.. was forced to stop for a car which was backing out of a parking lot and was struck from behind by a car driven by Sarah A. Reed, 20, Lippert St., Curwensville. Police said Mrs. Reed said she grabbed for her daughter in the seat next to her and could not avoid striking the Ruffner auto. Mrs. Reed and the baby, Carla, 2, both received treatment from their doctor. Damage was estimated at $800 to the Reed auto and $450 to the Ruffner car. Another two-car accident occurred in Clearfield borough at 9:40 p. m. yesterday. Borough police reported a truck driven by Gary L. Collins, 20, Clearfield R. D. 1 and a car operated by Marie A. Reano, 18, 609 E. Fifth St., were traveling south on South Front Street at the intersection with South Second Street. Police said Miss Reano told them she was following the Collins truck and thought the driver had pulled onto South Second Street, so she let her car drift and it struck the rear of the Collins vehicle. Police estimated damage at $150 to the Collins truck and By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - Gemini 10's astronauts fly back to Cape Kennedy today to fill in the details of one oLman's most remarkable space flights - an adventure that set guidelines for the moon and for military man-in-space programs; Navy Cmdr. John W. Young and space-walker Michael Collins, an Air Force major, were to leave the helicopter carrier Guadalcanal between 9 and 9:30 a.m. EST today for a two-hour helicopter ride to the cape - where their dramatic journey began Monday. During 70 hours, 47 minutes in space they caught and docked with one Agena satellite, used the Agena engine to dart to a record altitude of 476 miles, and rendezvoused with an old lifeless Agena. Collins set records of his own when he made two space excursions - one a "stand-up" maneuver, the other a space walk. Although both were shortened by problems, he walked over to the "dead" Agena and retrieved a package that had been recording micromeleorite impacts for four months. They brought back a total of seven space "firsts." Young and Collins climaxed their brilliant flight late Thursday steering Gemini 10 to a near perfect landing in the western Atlantic Ocean about 550 miles east southeast of Cape Kennedy. The spacecraft splashed down Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 150 Coal Miners Stockholders Rescued After Approve NYC, Threatening Fire Merger By ANTHONY J. MAY NANTICOKE, Pa. (AP) - "Some of the men rang for the cars, but they wouldn't send them down. Nobody knew if there was anybody passed out on the tracks or not. If one of those cars hit a guy on the tracks, well . . ." Rescue operations were carried out by state and federal mining personnel and members of the mining company's second shift, who were called to the scene where 150 men were trapped. - Lloyd Fink, 53, lay in a hospital bed as he described how for nearly two hours Thursday 150 miners were trapped in a 3,500 foot deep anthracite mine. The miners had to crawl out of the Glen-Nan Coal Co.'s Forge Slope Mine after blinding smoke was spawned by a deep-seated fire in timbers of the mine's main air shaft. These men were joined by Clearfield, Centre Authorized To Take Drought Relief Action WASHINGTON (AP)-Retired farm acreage in 35 Pennsylvania counties may be put back into service to help farmers cope with the drought, according to the Agriculture Depart-first shift'men who had already ment. reached the surface and volun- Authorization to use the land teered to go back down. will be given on an individual A total of 34 were taken to basis by the county Agricultural nearby Nanticoke State General Stabilization and Conservation Hosplal, where three were Committees, the department held for a short time and 11 said Thursday, others were admitted for treat- The land was taken out of Fair through Saturday. Cool tonight, low 40 to 50. High Saturday in the 80s. Sunrise 5:59-Sunset 8:37 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 4.10 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 4.62 feet (rising). Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 In Cleveland's East Side ... Destruction Mounts As Racial Disorders Continue By LEE LINDER PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Pennsylvania railroad stockholders were almost unanimous Thursday in approving merger with the New York Central on terms laid down by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC). It will create the world's largest privately-owned transportation system. The Central, meeting at the same afternoon hour in New York City, also overwhelmingly accepted the ICC merger conditions. Stuart T. Saunders, PRR board chairman, said new obstacles to stall or stop the proposed merger would fail. He labeled them "basically delaying tactics" and predicted merged operations of the Penn Central Transportation Corp. would begin Oct. 1. The ICC Wednesday set Sept. 30 as the effective date of the merger, Saunders, confident the ICC won't reverse its decision, told about 300 of the Pennsy's 76.887 stockholders that when their financial report is disclosed next week it "will show very substantial improvement" (or the first six months of this year, compared with the first half of 1965. "Barring an unforeseen down Brooklyn Hit By Race Riot Young Negro Boy Killed, 17 Injured In Night Battle By GIL SCOTT NEW YORK (AP) -Hundreds of residents of a tense, racially mixed Brooklyn slum area battled each other and police Thursday night with guns, bottles and rocks. An 11-year-old Negro boy was killed, apparently by sniper fire. The violence broke out in the East New York section, a tenement neighborhood that for months has been the scene of sporadic fighting among Negroes, Puerto Ricans and Italian-Americans. Ten policemen, four firemen and three residents of the area were reported injured, none seriously. Earlier in the evening, a 3-year-old Negro boy was wounded in the stomach by a rifle bullet 20 blocks away from the scene of the disorders, but police said the incident was unrelated. Eight Negroes were arrested on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to throwing fire bombs. Store windows in the area were smashed and there was some looting, police reported. The dead boy, Eric Dean, was hit in the chest, apparently by a sniper's bullet, police said, as Negroes carrying bottles, rocks and sticks roamed neighborhood streets. They said they were armed to ward off possible attacks by whites. When the boy was shot, police at first calmed the crowd by telling them he had fainted. But when word spread that he was dead, cries of "Let's get 'em" rang out among the Negroes and the violence spread through the debris-littered streets. Mayor John V. Lindsay and Police Commissioner Howard R. Lcary sped to the area, along with 350 police reinforcements. Because of previous racial outbreaks in East New York, 324-B Division of 8,000 to 10,000 men under the command of a tough mountaineer general known to favor "human wave" assaults. It was the first time in the war a full North Vietnamese division has been reported in action in the South as a single organized force. Over the Communist North, U.S. jet planes kept up the unrelenting air war, attacking nine oil depots and touching off fires at seven of them, despite a heavy barrage of 19 missiles. The loss of two more planes during the raids Thursday brought the toll over the North to nine this week. One of the pilots was rescued. The other was listed as missing. A U.S. spokesman refused to say whether any of the Soviet-built missiles brought down either of the planes. A task force of 7,000 U.S. Marines i-.nd 3,000 South Vietnamese troops just below the demilitarized zone between North and South Viet Nam was attempting to block any retreat by North Viet Nam's 324-B Division. Marine Corps planes and artillery battered a jungle-covered hill identified by a captured 15-ycar-old private as a North Vietnamese regimental command post. One Marine battalion moved in Thursday night as Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Houtzdale Soldier Serving in Viet Nam, Receives Promotion North Viets Crossing Border Rains Hindering Travel in Laos; Zone Being Used By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials said today there is reason to believe North Vietnamese troops have been moving across the demilitarized border into South Viet Nam because monsoon rains are hindering travel over the main infiltration route through Laos. Until recent months, sources said, provable penetration by the Communists across the demilitarized zone was slight, although a larger infiltration that way was suspected. The six-mile-wide zone along the 17th Parallel was established by the 1954 Geneva conference that partitioned North and South Viet Nam. Starting irt May, the sources said, evidence began to accumulate that infiltration across and around the end of the zone was becoming considerable. The current estimate is that three Communist regiments - some 4,500 men - are in the general area below the demilitarized zone. Two of these are said to be North Vietnamese and one Viet Cong. In addition, there are possibly (wo more North Vietnamese regiments in that mountainous region. Such a force would total about 3,000 regulars. The week-long campaign by a mixed force of about 30,000 U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese troops has been aimed at spoiling any major initiative by the Communist forces centered in this area. Such spoiling operations are Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Inside The Progress Classified Ads 12, 13, It Hints From Heloise ____ 16 Comics ............... 15 News From Around World 2 Sports ............. 10, 11 Obituaries .............. 2 Hospital News ........ ", M Editorial, Columns ..... 4 Social News ....... 3, 16 Today in History ........ 4 Church News ............ 8 Hello World .............. 7 Point System Series......5 Charles K. Rambeau, above, of Houtzdale, is serving with the U. S. Army in Viet Nam and was recently promoted to sergeant. Sgt. Rambeau has been in Viet Nam since Feb. 23. 1966, and received his promotion orders on July 7. He is located at Vong Lou. He is the son of Mrs. Kenneth Moore of Houtzdale and is married to the former Mary E. Mann of Houtzdale. He entered the service in December 1957. Prior to going overseas, Sgt. Rambeau was stationed at Fort Eustis, Va. The 27-year-old soldier has also served in Korea and Germany. Enter Weather Contest Now get your entry August temper- It's time to ready for the ature contest, You can win $10 or $20 by guessing what the highest temperature of the month will be. Write your prediction on a postcard giving the date and exact lime of day you think the temperature will reach its maximum. Example: Aug. 24, 3 p. m., 97 degrees. The person coming nearest to the actual high temperature will win $20 given by The Progress. Ten dollars will be given for Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 19 Communist Sailors Held Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 88. Clearfield Thursday Weather 48; High ow 74. Overnight low 46. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 33; High 4. Overnight low 39. Five - Day Forecast For July 23 to 27: Temperatures will average two to four degrees below the daily normal highs of 80 to 83 and lows of 61 to 62 without much change from day to day. Scattered showers near the beginning of next week and again In the middle are expected to average less than two-tenths of an inch. By DON MCKEE CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) - Arsonists caused mounting destruction in the fourth straight night of disorder in Negro slums and other areas on Cleveland's East Side Thursday night, putting a heavy strain on this city's fircfighting forces. The Fire Department reported before midnight that all East Side fire equipment was in use and that additional equipment would be called from West Side stations. However, incidents of arson and firebombing appeared to be tapering off early today. Firebombs ignited numerous fires Thursday night - another night of hectic scrambling by firemen. There were reports of gunfire in several spots but the only known victim was wounded accidentally by his own gun. Police were reinfurmed by nearly 2,000 National Guardsmen in patrolling wide areas radiating from the slum storm center, now scaled off. Water Authority Gives Reminder on Repairs The Clearfield Municipal Authority reminded its water customers to expect some discoloration of water and possible low pressure tomorrow between 8 a. m. and approximately 4 p. m. Repairs . will be made to a break in a water mam crossing the West Branch at Elizabeth Street during that time. It is also requested that boating be discontinued in the area The toll of violence after four days: Two Negroes killed by gunfire. More than 30 persons injured. Heavy property damage from fires, window smashing and looting Vacant buildings were a frequent target of arsonists in and around thv? Hough section, center of rioting that was triggered Monday night by a tavern dispute. The biggest blazes Thursday night ruined two unoccupied apartment houses. There were numerous small fires. In the early morning hours today, fire broke out at a supermarket outside the riot area. The rioting, which has brought a move for congressional inquiry here and in several during the repair time both as other cJlj slirred anger and a protection to boaters and for apprehens,on among Negro res. the convenience of the under-____________ water workmen on the project. Please Turn to Page C, Col, 2 Heat's On, Furnace Goes Must be that some folks are looking far ahead to the cold of winter. This advertiser offered a furnace for sale. Got six calls in one hour and sold it to the first caller. That's success, man. 27" Luxairc hot air furnace; with blower, in good condition. Inquire R. J. Copeland, Glass City, Philipsburg. To Buy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765-5535 Or Your Nearest Progress Office. U. S. Declines Comment On Prisoner Exchange By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS fallen through to exchange a WASHINGTON (AP)- U.S. captured Viet Cong terrorist for officials have declined comment Gustav Hertz, a U.S. aid official on unofficial speculation that 19 held by Communist guerrillas. recently captured North Vietnamese sailors may figure in any prisoner exchange involving captive American pilots. The U.S. command in Saigon disclosed July 2 that the United States had captured the sailors from torpedo boats involved in a Gulf of Tonkin naval engagement. Other Communist prisoners have been turned over to South Viet Nam. But when a State Department spokesman was asked Thursday what would - be done with the North Vietnamese seamen, he declined to say. Roving Ambassador W. Aver-cll Harrimnn, who heads U.S. efforts in behalf of American prisoners in Viet Nam, said in a Voice of America interview over the weekend that efforts had Hanoi has threatened to try Curfew on Youngsters To Be Enforced At Curwensville Again CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville will resume enforcement of its 10 p. m. curfew on youngsters under 16 years of age next week by order of Mayor Ralph D. Giarth. Mayor Giarth says that beginning Monday the tannery whistle will blow one long blast at 9:45 p. m. as the signal for young people to be off the streets by 10. The only exceptions, he said, captured American pilots as war criminals, contending the 1949 Geneva convention's prisoners of war rules do not apply to captives of the Viet Nam war. Officials disclosed Thursday that the United States is informing the International Red Cross through diplomatic channels that it will attend either a large or small conference to discuss applying the Geneva conventions on prisoner treatment. One possibility, the officials said, would be to have the seven powers with troops in Viet Nam participate in the talks. These are the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, the Philippines and North and South Viet Nam. They said another possibility might be talks between the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6
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