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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 27, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Today's Chuckle The average taxpayer is the first of America's natural resources to be exhausted. The Progress Reader's Tip A picture page on Keystone Shortway is on Page 14. Vol. 60 - No. 176 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensvllle, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,  Wednesday, July 27, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Ky Gives U. S. Two Choices in Viet Nam At Anti-Poverty Meeting... Commission on Aging Suggested for County The Board of Directors of Community Action in Clearfield County, Inc. last night heard a suggestion to set up an area-wide commission on the aging, and started discussion on an expansion of the local anti-poverty program to cover a wider area. John C. Catherine, community organizations representative for the Office of the Aging of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Welfare, told the anti-poverty workers that not enough is being done to help the American population over 65 years �--- of age, and he said they feel Annual Horse Show Slated At Houtzdale HOUTZDALE - The Houtzdale Rotary Club-will sponsor its annual Charity Horse Show and Chicken Bar-B-Que at the Houtzdale football field this Saturday. All funds raised through the project will be used to benefit the Clearfield-Centre Counties Crippled Children's Society and other local charities. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Twenty-one classes are scheduled for the horse show which will be judged by Harold L. Cornish of Elmira, N. Y., and announced by James Stockport of Altoona who announced the Clearfield County Fair Horse Shows. Jack Norris of Clearfield will serve as ringmaster. The show classes, which will feature several for young riders, include: (1) Lead line, (2) Youth Activity in which condition of horse and tack will count 50 per cent, (3) Pet ponies 14.2 and under, (4) Junior Jumping, (5) Three-Gaited Show Horse with full mane and tail, (6) Equitation, (7) Quarter Horse, (8) Pony Driving Class. (9) Equitation (hunter seat), (10) Pleasure Horses with Western tack, (11) Pleasure Ponies 14.2 and under, (12) Equitation (Western). (13) Three-Gaited Horses with clipped mane and tail,  (14)   Tennessee   Walking Conservation Of Water Still On At Clearfield Customers of the Clearfield Municipal Authority's water service were reminded today that water conservation measures continue in effect. Residents are still asked not to 'use water for lawn and garden irrigation or other outside uses. Unlimited use of water results in low pressure in some sections of the system during periods of peak demand. Water supplies in the Authority's Montgomery Reservoir are at a good level and remain adequate for all normal use. However, with Moose Creek Reservoir out of service and Montgomery required to service the entire town, the distribution system is taxed during these peak periods. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Water Authority Is formed In Mahaffey Area MAYAFFEY - Roy Hocken-berry of Bell Township was elected president at the first meeting of the Mahaffey Borough - Bell Township Water Authority last night in the Mahaffey School. Other officers elected were: James Stiffler, Mahaffey, vice president; Mrs. Jeff Bell, Mahaffey, secretary; Edward E1I-ings, Bell Township, treasurer; and John Lightner, Bell Township, director. The group was brought up to date on the progress made over the past three years by Harold' Swan, president of the Mahaffey- Bell Planning Commission. From a request of the Bell Township Supervisors last October to the Clearfield County Soil and Water Conservation District, an inventory of potential water impoundment was developed by the USDA Soil Conservation Service. Edgar Rits, county soil conservationist, discussed how the You Can Win Cool Cash In Heat Contest For an opportunity to win some cool cash in hot weather, enter the August Temperature Contest being sponsored by The Progress. The Progress is offering prizes of $20 and $10 to the two persons who can come closest to guessing what the highest temperature of the month will be. In order to eliminate ties, entrants are asked also to give the date and exact time of day they think the temperature will reach the month's high. A sample guess might look like this: 98 degrees on Aug. 25 at 3:36 p. m. All entries should be sent on a postcard to Temperature Contest, in care of The Progress, Clearfield, and must be postmarked no later than this coming Sunday, July 31. Entries are limited to one per person. they deserve something more than they are getting. Mr. Catherine, a native of Morrisdale and former public assistance worker for the Clearfield area, said the age of 65 is the "shelving age, looked upon as a necessary evil, often called the golden age, but more accurately the fool's gold age." The health department representative said that in his conversations with people in this age group, he invariably finds that they feel they have given more to the building of the country then they are receiving in return. He said that while they should be granted the privilege of the dignity of providing for themselves, many of them Jive in poverty because their dignity will not let them resort to welfare. The problem of the aging. Mr. Catherine said, is a challenge to the federal and state governments particularly. But ultimately, he added, it is a challenge to the citizens of the local communities. "The ultimate force," he said, "is the American people in action." He recited figures to the effect that, while the overall population of Clearfield County has declined in the past several years, the number of its residents over 65 has increased. Of the 9,000 over-65 countians, he said, not many make more than $3,000 a year. The welfare office gave $23,-000 to over 400 cases in 1964, he said, and almost 8,000 of the 9-.000 residents receive Social Security benefits amounting to a total of $516,613. But, to bring more focus on the problem of the aging in Clearfield County, Mr. Catherine suggested the establishment of a commission on the aging, to be administered as part of the Community Action program and to cover the same area which Hearing Opens On Strike Congress To Decide Whether National Emergency Exists By NEIL GILBRIDE WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress starts considering today whether the 20-day airlines strike is a national emergency or just a multimillion-dollar nuisance. Witnesses for the five grounded airlines, the striking machinists' union and the Defense, Labor and Post Office departments open a Senate hearing on special legislation to halt the strike. "I think it does constitute ah emergency-," said Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana, who appeared ready to seek quick passage if the Senate Labor Committee votes out a strike-stopping bill. But P. L. Siemiller, president of the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists complained "the continued interference by the legislative branch of government is delaying the final time when agreement can be reached." Chief airlines negotiator William J. Curtin is expected to tell the committee that the strike is "an urgent national problem" and that Congress should act to end i(. AFL-CIO President George Meany issued a statement supporting the machinists' stand that while the strike is inconveniencing the traveling public, it presents no threat to the nation's welfare or to national defense. Meany, who urged defeat of any strike legislation, is not a witness. The government's star witness is Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz. The Labor Department declined to say what line of argument he would take, A Soldier Looks At The Other War Religious and Social Orders Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a random series of articles by Capl. Robert M. Sheriff of Chester Hill on his observations as a U. S. Army advisor in South Viet Nam. In ihis article he discusses the war being fought by religious and social orders for political gain. Capt. Sheriff recently returned to Viet Nam after an emergency leave for the funeral of his brother, sister-in-law and niece, who were killed in a plane crash.) By Capl. Robert M. Sheriff AN KHE. South Vict Nam (Special to The Progress - The afternoon was hot! Two American helicopters, heavily armed, circled slowly overhead to provide security near the hill where several men, women, children and American ad- visors were assembled. Four multicolored flags were centered among the five simple wooden coffins. The scene - a Vietnamese funeral. The five bodies were Popular Force soldiers (home guard) who had died the night before defending their hamlet, An Kuan, with 23 other men when a force of more than 100 Viet Cong overran the village. During the morning and until mid-afternoon the mothers and widows had been sitting in the sun wailing and chanting eerie Vietnamese death songs. Two old men stood beside a crude drum and cymbal. One man beat the drum three times and the other answered with three strokes on the cymbal. This duet lasted about 20 minutes. During this period the families lighted two candles and some wooden splints at the end of the coffins and offered their prayers to Buddha for the souls of the departed. Then they tied crude bamboo strips to each end of the coffins and poles were used by four men to lift each coffin. The procession moved through a Popular Force honor guard and down the hill to the grave site. While the bodies were lowered, the graves covered and candles lighted, the women continued chanting and. wailing. One of the local women had carried a container of hot tea with four bowls to the grave site for the mourners, who occasionally drank from the pot. After the burial was completed and the honor guard presented arms, the military district commander and I were called forward to salute and pay our last respects. Of the five dead soldiers, one woman had lost a husband and a brother-another a husband and a son. Even though these families did not have an undertaker, preparation of the bodies, deluxe caskets or grave markers, min- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Defense Department Bloodmobile Visit Scheduled Tomorrow If you have a spare half-hour tomorrow and a pint of blood to donate, visit the National Guard Armory on Coal Hill Road where the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be collecting blood for the Department of Defense. Hours are 4 to 8 p. m. The 121st Transportation Company, Pennsylvania National Guard, is sponsoring donor recruitment and asks the cooperation of the community to gain a maximum number of blood donations. The Clearfield Chapter, American Red Cross, is providing volunteer staff assistance for the Johnstown Center-based Bloodmobile unit. Wednesday at fair... Singers To Head Grandstand Show The premiere performance of the grandstand revue and the personal appearance of the Bitter End Singers will be among the top events next Wednesday at the 1966 Clearfield County Fair. The revue, produced by Ward Beam Associates, will go on at 8 p. m. and will include six specialty ads in addition to the popular singing - Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Pool To Be Closed The Clearfield Swimming Pool will be closed Monday night beginning at 5 p. m. due to the Clearfield County Fair Firemen's Parade, it was announced today by Pool Manager Robert Shearer. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Scattered showers or thundershowers into tonight, low in the 60s. Thursday considerable cloudiness, scattered showers and little change in temperature. Sunrise 6:04-Sunset 8:33 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 4.40 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 4.30 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Tuesday  low 64;  High 90. 84. Overnight low 64. Mid - Stat* Airport Tuesday low 58; High i. Overnight low 55. Budget, Key Bills Block Recess By State Lawmakers By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - Legislative leaders are thinking of taking an extended recess next month should an early settlement be reached on the 1966-67 budget and other major appropriations. Majority Leader Joshua Eilberg announced on the House floor Tuesday that the legislature might recess until after the Labor Day holiday once a joint conference committee agreed on the budget. - House Votes 250-Man Hike In State Police By WILLIAM E. DEIBLER HARRISBURG (AP) - The House has voted to add 250 men to the 2,100 - member State Police force after rejecting Republican attempts to increase the number to 600. The bill, passed Tuesday 202-0, now goes to the Senate. The Senate, in line with a Scranton Administration request, earlier passed a bill authorizing a 600-man increase. In related action, the House also passed and sent to the Senate seven appropriation bills totaling more than $4 million to finance State Police operations for the current fiscal year. Included in the package was a $180,286 appropriation to pay for training the additional troopers. Also adopted was a resolution directing a joint legislative com- Tlease Turn to Page 2, Col. 3    Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 Majority Caucus Chairman K. LeRoy Irvis, D - Allegheny, said later that appropriation bills for three major universities - Penn State, Pittsburgh and Temple - also would have to be cleared before a recess could be taken. House Appropriations Chairman Martin P. Mullen's battle to prohibit the Public Welfare Department from using public funds as reimbursement for both control services was the key to a budget accord. The six - man committee - three representatives and three senators, evenly divided poltical-ly - labored for the second consecutive night to determine what areas of agreement there were on the budget. Birth control, the most spirted issue to confront the lawmakers this session, is not expected to be considered by the conferees until the less controversial areas are dealt with. Mullen and Eilberg were directed by their caucus to pursue the birth control ban in the conference committee. These instructions are binding until changed by the caucus. The Republican Senate caucus however, left its two members of the committee free to nego- Inside The Progress  Wisconsin Court Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 i    , Sesrom He,oise:::::: S Upsets Conviction News From Around World .2     *r   q        l   II spwts ifi. >7 ut uasenaii Obituaries............... 2 Hospital News ........ 3, 21 MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Wisconsin Supreme Court today Social News .......... 3, 24 overturned baseball's conviction State News Briefs...... 8 on state antitrust charges and ._. ordered a Milwaukee  court  to lip dismiss the suit. tint LadV EVfiS The 43 decision said the State of Wisconsin was  "powerless" V*%IImmi HvArf 10 enforce its own antitrust law 1 CI I On VrCSS against a  sport spread from . _ coast to coast. For   WfiuulttO A *cderal antitrust suit has � " been pending since last year in By FRANCES LEWINE       U.S. District Court in Milwau- WASHINGTON (AP) - Mrs. kene-    J   . .            .    r.  ,. Lyndon B. Johnson will wear a u Te decision erased a  mding mimosa yellow dress for her b-v Circ'''. Jud*e    mer W' Roll- daughter Luci's wedding Aug. 6. ]" Milwaukee that the Na- The First Lady had some final t,onal L"�ue and ,)ls members fittings at the White House yiolated Wisconsin law in trans-Tuesday with designer Adele erring the Braves [anchise Simpson of New York. from Milwaukee to Atlanta at One thing Mrs. Johnson want- tlie cnd �f J,ast >'ear- , , ed to make sure was that she Jud2e Rolle,r ordered the dub had enough room in the dress to to return to Milwaukee unless raise her arms freelv so she can the leaSue provided an expan- dance at the White House wed- slon Plan tnat would 8rant tnc ding reception. "I have a tall Wisconsin   city   a   new   major husband,"   she   reminded   the lea�ue franchise in 1967. designer l"ne order had been stayed The First Lady's two White Pending baseball's appeal to the House aides - Bess Abell, so- slate's highest court, cial  secretary,   and   Elizabeth Willard Stafford, special coun- Carpenter,  press secretary  - sel for   Wisconsin   Atly.   Gen. also   will  wear   wedding   cos- Bronson C. La Follette, said that lumes by Miss Simpson, who he was unprepared to comment has been designing clothes for immediately   on   whether   the Mrs. Johnson for some time. -s,ale would take the dispute to Luci, who will wear a tradi- lhe U.S. Supreme Court. tional long white bridal dress, - chose   floor-length   gowns   in fUrL Renamed As shades of pink morie for her nenumeu Mi ^Temperatures have been hit- ChdirmCIII by GOP ting the high 90s in Washington Edward A. Clark, Clearfield's and the wedding planners are mayor, was re-elected chairman beginning to worry that morie of the Clearfield Borough-Law- may be quite hot to wear in the rence Township Republican National Shrine of the Immacu- Committee last night. late Conception. The big church Chosen to serve with him as where the wedding will be held vice chairman was Mrs. Made- is not air-conditioned. line McPherson, the vice chair- The   final   round   of  parties man of First Ward. ~Z~,       Z,     T ,      ,, ,, , ,      Other officers elected at the Please Turn to Page W, Col. 6   reorganizalional mPeting wcre: Jack Kennard, secretary: and Medical Staff HeadS     Walter Johnston, treasurer. At Clearfield Renamed Bids Received For Two officers of the medical n    �   v         /> staff of the Clearfield Hospital RUSH IWp. ttUarrV were confirmed by the board 0f HARRISBURG (AP.-The De- directors of the hospital Monday par(ment of Foresls and Waters nig Tuesdav announced an unoffi-Dr. Elmo E. Erhard was re- cja] hi'ch bid for lease of a elected president and Dr. Doro- stone quarry in Rush Twp, thea M. McClure was re-elected Centre County, vice president of the medical The unofficial high bid, sub-staff. The position of secretary- mitted by Contracting Corp. of treasurer has not been filled. Delaware, Pittston, was 12.75 The officers were elected at a cents a cubic yard, with a min-meeting of the medical staff imum removal of 10,000 cubic July 6. yards a year. group. On the bill are: Johnnie Laddie and Co., two young men and girl who work on unsupported ladders; the Joe Zoppe Dog and Monkey Act; the Hassleys, a comedy bar act; the Freddies, a trampoline and tetterboard act; the Wazzan Troupe, acrobats and tumblers; and the Elk-ins Sisters, acrobats. Randy Brown, who   has appeared in night clubs with some of the biggest stars of the enter-tainment world, will be master of interest-free federal funds to of ceremonies cover tne cosl of   tne  school The   revue' will   continue building construction planning. Glendale Board OK's School's $650,719 Budget COALPORT - The Glendale Board of Education, in a special meeting here last night, approved the budget of $650,719.44 for the 1966-67 school term. The board also approved preliminary application for a loan Plan For Long War Or Invade Premier Speaks Amid Signs of Increased Red Harassment By GEORGE MCARTHUR SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Premier Nguyen Cao Ky gave the United Stales a choice today of aiding South Viet Nam another five or 10 years or invading North Viet Nam to finish the war. Citing repeated Communist declarations to fight on as long as 20 years. Ky told a news conference on his regime's progress: "We have the patience but can we say the same thing of our allies'" Are they ready to help us for five to 10 years? If not, we must destroy the Communists in (heir lair." Reacting to the Johnson administration's repudiation of his suggestions for a military confrontation with Red China and a possible invasion of the Communist North, Ky, 35, declared: "There is no desire on our part to invade North Viet Nam, Our struggle is for our self-defense." If South Viet Nam becomes strong and a democratic and economically sound example, he continued, "the people of North Viet Nam will turn their faces to the South and will overthrow the Communist regime. This second concept requires patience and time. This is the work of five. 10 or 15 years." Ky spoke amid signs of increased guerrilla harassment in the Saigon area. The Viet Cong shelled the command post of the U.S. 25lh Infantry Division at Cu Chi, 18 miles northwest of Saigon, for nearly  two hours Tuesday night. Within minutes artillery, armed helicopters and F100 Super Sabre jets carrying napalm hit back. A spokesman said   the  Communist  mortars and recoilless rifles caused only very light casualties in the U.S. tent city. While Ky spoke, U. S. war-planes hammered at North Viet Nam again but ground fighting remained at low ebb in the South except for sporadic guerrilla mortar attacks. Two more American planes were shot down, raising reported losses over North Viet Nam to 310, but the three fliers were rescued from enemy soil by helicopters. Viet Cong ambushcrs killed through Saturday with two shows both Friday and Saturday nights. A different top en The resignation of Donald Clement, teacher in the senior high school, was accpeted. Other va- Plcase Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 (ertainment act will be starred cancics  pxisl   m   elementary each night. The Bitter End Singers, three young men and two girls, were Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 grades one and five, also junior high math and science, and science and social studies. The regular meeting of the board will be held on Aug. 2. NYCRR Passenger Service Proposal Is Given Support PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Stuart Saunders, board chairman of the Pennsylvania Railroad, says the New York Central Railroad's plan to scrap long-range passenger hauling will take advantage of the best area for passenger service - "High-speed, medium range service." He said that while the Pennsy has been studying the problem of "long-range passenger trains which no longer serve the public need," it has not yet come to a conclusion. ' - Senate Votes To Censure West Germany By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP)-lt was back-the-troops day in the Senate and members responded by voting to censure an ally. West Germany, in the name of supporting U.S. fighting men in Viet Nam. By a 56-33 vote, the Senate wrote into the foreign aid bill Tuesday a statement that Bonn's guarantee of financing for a privately contracted steel rolling mill in Red China is a grave blow tn "the safety of American and allied troops" in the Southeast Asian conflict. This represented an irritated response lo lark of aLlied help in the war. But. the overriding objective of those who supported the proposal was to get on the record with their backing for the men in uniform. This was demonstrated when The New York Central announced Tuesday it planned to drop all long-haul passenger trains by the first of the year, and replace them with highspeed shuttle service to compete with short hop airlines. The shuttles would link cities along a 200-mile stretch of track. The Central is experimenting with jet-propelled trains and its announcement said that "as technological developments occur we will adapt our service to the best of them." At a news conference in New York, Wayne Hoffman, the Central's executive vice president said "we are dropping all existing passenger trains on the New York Central Railroad. All sleeper and dining car operations are out." Hoffman said a federal survey showed that 77 per cent of ail passenger trips made in this country are 200 miles or less and said, "we're going where the action is. It's in the 77 per cent." The Interstate Com meree Commission would have to approve the dropping of the long-haul passenger trains, but Hoffman said he expected no problems there. Explaining how the high-speed $\00 Million Drop In Earnings Reported byGIA DETROIT (AP) - General Motors, the nation's largest manufacturing concern, has reported sharply reduced second-quarter profits. The company said lower unit sales and higher costs were to blame. Ford Motor Co.'s six-months earnings report was due today and Chrysler Corp. will announce its figures Thursday. GM reported a drop of almost $100 million Tuesday for the second quarter as compared with the same period last year but company officials continued to forecast "another good year." The giant company's earnings for April. May and June were given as S546.035.382. In the second quarter of 1965 the firm reported a record $638,460,046 in earnings. However, sales for the quarter were off only 2.7 per cent from the previous second quarter. This year's quarterly sales figure was $5,501 billion, compared with $5,657 billion in the same period last year. GM Chairman Frederic G. Donner and President James M. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Arraignment Slated Monday for Accused Slayer of 8 Nurses CHICAGO CAP I - Richard Speck, 24. indicted in the slaying of eight, student nurses, faces arraignment Monday. The Circuit Court's criminal division announced the date Tuesday after the grand jury handed down eight indictments charging the former odd-jobs man with murder. The grand jury spent Monday hearing testimony then handed the indictments to Judge Edward F. Healy, Customarily, defendants are arraigned a week from the day indictments are returned. Judge Healy cau- Please Turn to Paige 10, Col. 6    Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7    Please Turn lo Page 10, Col. �   

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