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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 1, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Parents who refuse to put their foot down usually wind up with children who step on their toes. The Progress Reader's Tip * See County Fair news and pictures on Pages 7, 13 and 14. Vol. 60 - No. 180 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshcmnon Valley, Pa., Monday, August 1, 1966 15,155 Copies Doily 16 PAGES TODAY 100,000 Expected at Fair This Week Confrqcf Talks Under Way . . . Harbison-Walker Workers Stay Away From Plants Workers at Clearfield District and 10 other plants of Harbison Walker Refractories Company stayed away from work today as a result of (expiration of their union contracts with the company at midnight last night, but there appeared a good chance that they will return to their jobs by Wednesday or Thursday. Negotiators for the company and four, separate unions representing workers at 14 plants reached a general agreement on a pew contract at 5 a. m. today? five hours after expiration of the two-year contract signed in August of 1964. Some details regarding local conditions and contract working remained to be worked out today at negotia-�->----- tions scheduled to start at 11 Issues Much Clearer... Progress Reported In Budget Battle HARRISBURG (AP) - The Joint Legislative Conference Committee trying to resolve the Battle of the Budget says It is making progress and that the issues are much clearer. The chief problem still appears to be the Welfare Department's controversial birth control program. "We are optimistic and are making progress," Senate Appropriations Chairman Robert D. Fleming, a commit-- tee member, said. Six injured In District Road Mishaps Six persons were injured, none seriously, in weekend accidents in the area. Property damage totaled $2,350. A Philipsburg woman is in satisfactory condition at Clearfield Hospital and four Woodland residents were treated and released there last night following a two-car accident on Route 322 at Mineral Springs at 8:35 p. m. Stale police from Clearfield said that a truck operated by Wilbur L. Luzier, 19, Woodland R. D. 1, pulled out onto Route 322 from a side road in front of an castbound car driven by Ruth Trude, 37, 621 Laura St., Philipsburg. The front of the Trude auto struck the side of the Luzier truck. Mrs. Trude was taken to the hospital by ambulance, was treated and later admitted for observation. Also taken to the "We all clearly understand our positions," another committee member, House Appropriations Chairman Martin P. Mullen, said. The six - member, bipartisan committee met until after midnight Sunday night in their attempt to determine how to appropriate some $1.3 billion for state expenditures. Another committee meeting was on tap today. Mullen, D - Philadelphia, said following the four - hour meeting Sunday night that he still believed in his stand against the birth control program. Mullen was referring to his demand that a clause be inserted in the welfare department's budget prohibiting it from using any tax funds to pay for family planning services to a. m. Spokesmen for both the company and one of the unions expressed confidence this morning that a final agreement could be, reached in today's negotiations. The new contract must then be ratified by the 15 locals involved. "Providing. we can complete our negotiations today," said Gaston LeBlanc. district director of the United Stone and Allied Product Workers, "we should be able to resume work by Wednesday or Thursday, as far as the Stone Workers are concerned." The Stone Workers union represents Harbison-Walker employes in the Clearfield District Works and Construclion Crew, at Portsmouth, Ohio, Cape May, N.J., and the Hays plant at Pittsburgh. Other unions involved in the negotiations, which are being conducted in the Clearfield YMCA, are the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers, the United Steel Workers and the Mine, Please Turn to Page 6, Col, 1 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 410 Injured .............. 258 Damages ........$2811,325 Deaths ............... 11 Deaths Elsewhere ..... 2 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 396 Injured .............. 287 Damages ....... $271,772 Deaths ............... 10 Deaths Elsewhere ..... 1 .....� Philipsburg ft. D. Man Is Winner In Heat Contest Gerald Kopchik of Philipsburg R. D. and JoAnn Evanko, 21 S. Wrigley St., Clearfield, are the winners of the July Temperature Contest sponsored by The Progress. The highest temperature of the month was 106 degrees - on two days, July 1 and 4. Mr. Kopchik is the winner of the $20 first prize for coming closest to predicting the actual high. He guessed it would be 104 degrees on July 4. Miss Evanko's prediction that it would he 102 degrees on July 1 was good enough for the $10 second prize. It marked the first time in the two-year history of the contest that the maximum temperature for the month occurred on two different days. Others who guessed the cor- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Fair and mild tonight, low 55 ta 63. Tuesday increasing cloudiness with afternoon showers a1 n d thundershowers. Little temperature change. Sunrise 6:08-Sunset 8:27 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 5 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 52; High 98. Overnight low 52. Mid - State Airport Sunday low 40; High 79, Overnight low 42. five - Day Forecast Aug. 2-6: It will be cooler about Wednesday with warming over the weekend. Temperatures will average four to seven degrees below normal. Daily normals are highs of 80 to 83 and lows of 60 to 62. Scattered showers averaging one - half inch are expected mainly during mid-week. FAIR EXCHANGE ALL AROUND - E. T. Hile, at left, vice president for operations, and William France, industrial relations representative, both from Harbison-Walker's Pittsburgh office and both former C learfielders, present check for $3,500 from the Harbison-Walker Foundation to Mrs. Walter Thorp, president of the Clearfield Swimming Pool Associdtion. The presentation was made Saturday in the New. Dime-ling Hotel. The Pool Association had purchased approximately this amount in made-in-Clearfield brick and tile for construction of the bathhouse, filter house and decorative walls at the pool which means, of course, that the refractories company made a welcome gift to the pool of this construction. (Progress Photo) Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Heloise - 16 Comics ................. 15 News From Around World 2 Sports .............. 10, 11 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ........... 7 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News......3, 5, 16 Today in History ........ 4 School News .......... 8, 9 State News Briefs ....... 7 U. S. Bombers Hit Red Camp Near Saigon By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)-High-flying U.S. B52 bombers plastered a Viet Cong base camp near Saigon today and ground troops sweeping in after the raid uncovered a big cache of arms and ammunition. The eight-engine giants dropped their bombs 25 miles northwest of Saigon shortly after dawn. The thunderous explosions could be heard in the capital. Two hours later, helicopters poured infantrymen of the U.S. 25th Division into the area. They found 90,000 rounds of ammunition, mines, booby traps and submachine guns but no enemy bodies. Two U.S. helicopters were hit by ground fire after landing Ihe troops but were repaired and flown out without casualties. A U.S. Air Force F104 Slar-fighlcr was shot down 40 miles north of Hanoi by ground fire this afternoon, a U.S. Air Force spokesman announced. The Slarfighter was on an escort, mission, Ihe spokesman said. The pilot is reported missing. Ground fighting throughout South Viet Nam was generally light except in the central highlands where other troops of the 25th Division came under heavy mortar and automatic weapons attack at dawn. Helicopters brought reinforcements into the area, 20 miles southwest of Pleiku city. The ground troops, supported by air strikes and artillery, reported killing 26 North Vietnamese soldiers while taking light casualties. In the intensified air war over North Viet Nam. U.S. planes flew 97 missions Sunday, hitting at nine oil storage areas including a fuel dump 13 miles southwest of Hanoi. Pilots claimed destruction or damage to 12 bridges, 72 cargo barges, 41 trucks and five an- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Woodland Lions To Sponsor Visit Of Bloodmobile WOODLAND - The Woodland Lions Club is spending this week preparing for a visit of the Red Cross Bloodmobile to the community next Monday, Aug. 8. The unit will be located in the EUB parish house from 3 to 7 p. m. with the sponsoring Lions quite hopeful of reaching a 50-pint quota. Charles R. Palmer, president of the Woodland Lions Club, is heading the donor recruitment committee. Officials of Ihe Clearfield Red Cross Chapter reported today that an unusually high number of emergency blood donors have been recruited for on-the-spot transfusions this past month due to the low reserves of blood in the Johnstown Blood Center and the Clearfield Hospital. It is hoped that the turn-out at Woodland will he high to try to alleviate this situation. Residents of neighboring communities are invited to come to the Bloodmobile anytime Monday between 3 and 7 o'clock. Appointments may be made prior to the visit by phoning Mr. Palmer at 857-7335 or the Red Cross office at Clearfield, 765-5516. Fire Damage To Tent At Hyde Totals $900 HYDE - Fire early (his morning caused more than S900 damage to a tent and pickup truck owned by a concessionaire at the Clearfield County Fair. Hyde firemen were summoned at 6:30 to extinguish the tolaze. The lent and truck were owned by Bill Howard of Atlanta, Ga. Firemen reported the fire was probably caused by a cigarette. AT FAIR VESPER SERVICE - Dr. Frederick Wertz, second from right, president of Lycoming College, discusses the program prior to last night's service at the Clearfield County Fair with: the Rev. Dr. Willis W. Willard, at right, West Side Methodist Church; the Rev. Gaylord Wright, second from left, Hyde Baptist Church; and the Rev. Ralph S. Krouse, Emmanuel Methodist Church. Dr. Wertz was the guest speaker. The other three ministers took part in the service. Fair Schedule Tuesday-Children's Day Free Kiddies Grandstand Show - 11 a. m. followed by Pony Races Horse Racing (three races of two heats each - 2 p. m.) 1. O. J. Shugarts Garage Trot, nonwinners of $4,000 2. County National Bank Two-Year-Old Colt Pace 3. Clearfield Trust Company Two-Year-Old Filly Pace Joie Chitwood Thrill Show -8 p. m. The~ James E. Strates Shows will be playing the midway area throughout the afternoon and evening. Congress To Act After Machinists Reject Contract By NEIL GILBRIDE AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress catches the airlines strike on the rebound today and moves swiftly following overwhelming union rejection of a fat contract agreement worked out under White House guidance. Both the Senate and House Labor committees hold hearings on the 25-day strike which has grounded five airlines. Sen. Lister Hill, D-Ala., chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, said his group had reached tentative agreement on a proposal to allow President Johnson to declare a national emergency and- order - Ways Sought For Training Of Recruits By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army disclosed today it is seeking ways to solve a so far un-solvable problem: how to get more than 130,000 National Guard and Reserve recruits into basic training. The backlog of guardsmen and reservists waiting to undergo active duly grounding in their military specialties has ballooned by nearly 100,000 men in the past year. This is because the Army's training centers are jammed with regular rookies. Meanwhile, the Guard and Reserve recruits are being given stopgap training at home armories and in summer field drills. Although the Army refers to this as "a substantial amount of training," sources said in many instances it amounts to little more than close-order drill. The men affected by this situation are youths who have signed up under whal is called Ihe Reserve enlistment program. A man joining this program is given from four to 10 the strikers back to work. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield predicted prompt Senate action but indicated it might take most of this week to hustle emergency legislation through Congress. The machinists who grounded 60 per cent of the nation's air traffic threw a monkey wrench into the White House agreement Sunday by rejecting it in secret balloting, 17.251 to 6,587. Despite the big wage and fringe benefit gains totaling 72 cents an hour spread over a three-year contract, the strikers apparently decided it was too little and loo late. Many said they wanted the full benefits right now without waiting for the second and third year of the contract. Others said they didn't get a better pension plan or a cost of living escalator clause. The union's president, P.L. (Roy) Siemiller, had recommended that the strikers accept the agreement. Their rejection of the pact did not jeopardize his position, observers said. Many units, in reporting their thumbs-down vole, sent along messages such as "We're with you all the way. Keep fighting." "This will be the last strike in this industry," growled one 20-year veteran of the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists in predicting Congress would land on the union with both feet. It was not immediately clear whether the Senate would revive plans to give Johnson pow-, er to order the strikers back to work, or have Congress do the politically unpopular job itself. Opening Weather Is Perfect 4-H Horse Show Launches Events In 1966 Edition Perfect weather greeted today's opening of the 1966 Clearfield County Fair - an event that is expected to attract more than 100,000 people during the week. The Fair officially opened at noon today and was followed by the Clearfield County 4-H Horse Show at 12:30 p. m. The advance sale nf grandstand tickets indicate that one of the largest opening day crowds will be on the grounds lonighf lo see the big firemen's parade in which about 100 hands, drum and bugle corps and marching units will appear. Yesterday, a crowd estimated at 20,000 people - the largest Sunday crowd in Fair history - got a free preview oif the 1966 exposition. Last night 1,500 persons were in Ihe grandstand for the union vesper services, sponsored by the Clearfield Ministerium. The services which annually serve as an unofficial opening of the Fair are unique in the fair circuit. The Clearfield Fair is believed to be the first in Ihe nation lo begin with church services. The message was hrought by the Rev. Dr. Frederick Wertz, president of Lycoming College. He also spoke yesterday morning at the First United Presbyterian Church. Dr. Wertz, whose 11-year administration at Lycoming has marked unprecedented growth for the college, said man today finds himself "between two worlds, the world of the past and the world of the future." He said men "must be able to move to any particular time" and meet the demands of that time, the demand of a new life for tomorrow's world." This re- Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 8 Snakes Aid ESTAK Collection at Fair Robert Mohncy of Clearfield has devised a unique collection system for Operation ESTAK funds at the County Fair. Fair-goers can make a donation to the Viet Nam school children campaign sponsored by The Progress and WCPA Radio at the rattlesnake exhibit in the Old Town Sportsmen's show, Mr. Mohney offered to turn over all proceeds from the ex- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Area Republicans Hear Speakers At Johnson Event JOHNSON BURG - Top Republican leaders from Clearfield and Centre Counties were among the 650 persons from throughout the 10-county 23rd Congressional District who at tended Ihe Albert Johnson annual barbecue held Saturday in the Bendigo Stale Park, under Ihe sponsorship of Ihe Johnson to Congress Committee. Raymond Broderick. candidate for lieutenant governor, and Craig Truax. Republican Stale chairman, highlighted the afternoon speaking program following the chicken dinner Mr. Truax declared (hat area residents should be particularly proud of Raymond P. Shafer. (he parly's candidate for governor, who comes from Mead-ville. He urged all party members to "do il right" and to work for a Republican victory in supporting Shafer, Broderick, Please Turn to Page 6, Col. I A HOPEFUL BOY - Ten-year-old Billy Howe, son of Dr. and Mrs. William L. Howe of Clearfield R. D. looks somewhat reluctant as he enters four of his paintings at the County Fair yesterday. Among those tall adult competitors Bill might have felt out of place but observers said his pictures were certainly in the running. (Progress Photo by Jack Zipf)
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