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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 2, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Good judgment comes from experience. Experience conies from bad judgment. The Progress Reader's Tip For more on fair, turn to Pages 3, 4, 6, 9 and 10. Vol. 60 - No. 181 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, August 2, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 12 PAGES TODAY Texas Sniper Killed After Slaying 15 By GARTH JONES AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - First he slaughtered the two who were closest lo him, chronicling the deeds wUh macabre exactness: "12:30 a.m. - Mother already dead." "3 o'clock - Wife and mother both dead." Then he climbed wilh his guns to the highest place around, where the world - with all its pressures he said he couldn't understand - was visible as far as the eye could see, and where he was determined, as he wrote, "to fight it out alone." Gradual clearing late tonight and turning a little cooler, low 55 to 65. Mostly sunny Wednesday and not so warm. Sunrise 6:09-Sunset 8:26 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 4.90 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.80 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Monday low 54; High 84. 79. Overnight low 62. Mid-State Airport Monday low 42; High K Overnight low 58. at midnight Sunday and who have been participating in negotiations at Clearfield. A spokesman for the company said agreement had been reached on all four general contracts and that the local issue involving operations at No. 3 Works seemed to be the only obstacle to turning the agreements over to the union locals for ratification. Negotiations were expected to be resumed in the Clearfield YMCA sometime today. Representatives of the union could not be reached for comment this morning, Joining with the Stone Workers in the contract negotiations are the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers, the United Steel Workers, and the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. The four unions represent an estimated 2,000 workers in 15 locals at 14 Harbison-Walker plants at Clearfield, Portsmouth, Ohio, Cape May, N.J., Hays at Pittsburgh, East Chicago and Hammond, Ind., Luddington, Mich., Besse- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 L8J May Get New Power... Senate Debates Airline Proposal By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate goes to work today on legislation which would create the machinery that leaves to President Johnson any decision to order a halt to the 26-day airlines strike. The Johnson administration prefers a bill which would have Congress itself halt the walkout. Organized labor strongly opposes any back-to-work order - whether it _--originates on Capitol Hill or Two Young Girls Injured in Road Mishap Monday Two young girls were injured at the White House. The debate was on even he-fore the politically explosive strike measure reached the Senate floor. "They passed the buck to the President of the United Slates," said Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., of the joint resolution which would authorize Johnson to slightly in one of two traffic ac- fo~e 35,OoTstriking~ machinists cidents yesterday ir, the Clear- back tQ work Qn five major aif field area. Total damage was ]incs estimated at $1,055. Under ils tems j0hnson Treated in the Clearfield Hos- could halt the strike for up to pital and released were Julie six months. Goos, 10, and her seven-year- Morse said he will ask the old sister, Sandra, of Sollers Senate instead to have Congress Point Road, Baltimore. write a strike-ending order. They were passengers in a Legislation handing Johnson 1964 sedan driven by their falh- new, discretionary powers to Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Alone, he fired his weapons with deadly precision for an hour and a half at the terrified humans dashing for cover on the broad campus below, and when it was finished he had killed 13 more people and wounded 31 others. And he lay dead in his own blood in the bullet-pocked sniper's perch. That was the way police and eyewitnesses reconstructed the broad outlines of Monday's massacre at the University of Texas. The day's carnage left a total of 16 dead including the sniper and Ihe unborn child of a wom- an he wounded who was in her eighth month of pregnancy. The sniper, Charles Joseph Whitman, 25, an architectural engineering student at the university and a former Marine, picked off his victims from the observation section atop the school's library tower. The terror ended when two policemen and a university employe crept to a platform above the sniper's position and gunned him down at close range. A Texas landmark, the library tower is a slender, four-sided shaft rising 307 feet above the center of the campus. Its obser- vation section, above the 2filh floor, commands a view of the entire city and the rolling hill beyond. Whitman, who qualified as a sharpshooter in the Marine Corps, dropped some of his victims at distances as much as two blocks away. Others fell on the broad campus mall surrounding the tower and lay untended in the 98-de-gre� heat as Whitman kept rescuers at bay with iiis riddling fire. Police crouching behind trees and buildings answered with blistering rifle and shotgun volleys which left the tower pit- ted and marked. The gun battle lasted from 11:48 a.m. until 1:20 p.m. Posing as a repairman, Whitman had hauled to his perch on a workman's three-wheeled cart a footlocker containing his arsenal: Two rifles, one equipped with a telescopic sight; a sawed-off shotgun which police said he had purchased that morning; a highpowcrcd pistol; a semiautomatic pistol; a hunting knife. The locker also contained a supply of food and water, a plastic container of gasoline, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. When police identified Whitman after the slaughter ended they received a telephone request from the sniper's father-in-law to check the Whitman home, a small duplex some distance from the campus. They broke in through a window and discovered Whitman's wife, 23, stabbed to death. Then they went to his mother's fashionable apartment near the campus and found her stabbed in the chest and shot in the head. His mother was the estranged wife of C.A. Whit-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Fair Weather Not in Offing Today SNIPER LOOKS FOR VICTIMS - An arrow points to Charles Whitman on the University of Texas tower yesterday as he looks for victims. He killed 15 and wounded 31 before he was killed by policemen. (AP Wirephoto) Local Issue Is Holding Up HAN Contract A local issue involving the No. 3 Works at Clearfield reportedly was all that stood between Harbison-Walker Refractories Company and the United Stone and Allied Product Workers union on a new contract that would end the shutdown of the company's Clearfield District and three other plants plus the Construction Crew. Members of the Stone Workers Union have stayed away from their jobs since their contract expired at midnight Sunday. Joining with them in the shutdown are members of three other unions whose contracts with Harbison - Walker also expired A F Plane Lands Minus 3 Engines At Mid-State PHILIPSBURG - Fifty-eight servicemen gave thanks last evening for Mid-State Airport. They were flying eastward when one of the four motors on the Hercules C-130 conked out. One minute later another motor shut down. A third motor cut out while the plane was landing. The big Air Force plane, one of the largest craft ever to land at the airport, had left Lockbourne Air Force Base in Ohio and was en route to England with 48 technicians and a crew of 10 men. Although it was the largest plane to land at the airport in some years other C-130's have previously made emergency landings here. The plane touched down for a perfect landing at 7:46 p. m. Crew members praised the excellent work done by Albert Horvath and Donald E. Monroy, members of the Federal Aviation Agency flight service, who supplied them with information and gave radio directions for the landing. Laurence T. Killen, flight service chief, said that the Philipsburg Fire Department was alerted and fire trucks and rescue equipment were dispatched to the airport. The men were lodged overnight in local hotels and motels. There was no indication of how long it will take to complete repairs. The Air Force personnel were on their second try yesterday. They first took off from Columbus on a plane on which the radar was not functioning properly. They returned to the base and boarded the plane that had the engine trouble. Progress Noted At Harrisburg Agreement Hinted Today on Budget, Birth Control Issue BULLETIN HARRISBURG (AP) - A joint legislative conference committee reportedly reached a final agreement today on the critical birth control issue, thus clearing the way for action on the 1966-67 budget. HARRISBURG (AP) - A joint legislative conference committee resumes negotiations today wilh high hopes or resolving the fight over the key birth control issue and the 1966-67 state budget. The six conferees end a meeting shortly before midnight Monday, optimistic about prosects for a speedy agreement. "We've made progress," said House Appropriations Chairman Martin P. Mullen, who has been leading the drive against the Public Welfare Department's six - month - old birth control program for relief recipients. "We have high hopes of reach-Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Fair Schedule Wednesday-Merchants Day Horse Racing - 2 p. m. 1. A. E. Leitzinger Memorial Pace for nonwin-ners of $1,000. 2. Chubby's One Hour Quality Cleaners Two-Year-Old Trot. 3. W. J. "Foxy" Kerr Memorial Pa'ce for non-winners of $6,000. 4. Charles T. Kurtz Memorial Two - Year - Old Filly Trot. 4-H Calf Scramble - 6:30 p. m. Opening performance of the grandstand show, starring The Batter End Singers - 8 p. m. Fireworks Display - 10 p. m. The James E. Strates Shows will be playing the midway area throughout the afternoon and evening. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ......... 8, 9 Hints From Heloise ____ 12 Comics ................. 11 News From Around World 2 Sports ................. 6, 7 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... 12 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Today in History........12 Parade Offers Everything- Even a Fire For area residents, last night's Firemen's Parade will be remembered as the one during which there was an actual general alarm fire. But for parade participants, the traditional emotions of victory and defeat will come into mind, as always. Aided by pleasant weather, the parade, which annually helps kick off the Clearfield County Fair, featured more than 80 units of marching bands, drill teams, fire equipment, baton twirlers and beauty queens passing before an estimated 20,000 persons lining the streets and filling the Driving Park grandstand. An unexpected feature was the general alarm call to the Clearfield Furs showroom for a fire in a rooftop sign. With plenty of firemen on hand, the fire was extinguished before any serious damage resulted. But for parade viewers in the middle of town and at the Driving Park, there were a few anxious moments until it was announced that everything was under control. After the hour plus parade was over, some familiar champions and some newcomers to the winner's circle received cash awards for 21 different categories of prizes. Marching bands from Kittan-ning and Marion Center, a drum and bugle corps from Central City, and fire company units Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Firemen Respond To Clearfield Furs Call A general fire alarm w a s sounded at about 8:30 o'clock last night during the annual Fireman's Parade at Clearfield. Firemen were called to the Clearfield Furs. Inc. building on Nichols Street to extinguish a fire in a neon rooftop sign. A spokesman at Clearf i e 1 d Furs stated this morning that the fire was extinguished quickly by Reynoldsville firemen. Very little damage resulted. MISS PA. AND THE DA - Clearfield County District Attorney John K. Reilly Jr. sells a Clearfield Kiwanis Club hot dog to a very special customer, Gale Rothwell, the new Miss Pennsylvania, yesterday at the County Fair. The beautiful 21-year-old helped lead the annual Firemen's Parade last night following an afternoon at the Driving Park. (Progress Photo) Loves Every Minute of It... Miss Penna. Is Fair Fan By BETTY HAMILTON Progress Staff Writer "Miss Pennsylvania" m a y be a big city girl but she's still a county fair fan. Gale Veronica Rothwell, the 21-year-old Philadelphia beauty who less than a month ago became the new Miss Pennsylvania, toured (he Clearfield County Fair yesterday under the guidance of Fair Manager William F. Anderson. She loved every minute of it. "I had heard a lot about the Clearfield Fair and I was anxious to see it," she said. "I love fairs. They're such fun." The Clearfield County Fair is the biggest one she has attended since becoming Miss Pennsylvania but she did appear at the Shippensburg Fair. "Of course, all I did there was crown Miss Shippensburg" she says, indicating that she considered her part in the Clearfield Fair much more important. One of the duties of her visit was to head the big firemen's parade last night and persons who saw her in the parade or, who met her personally believe that this year Pennsylvania will stand an excellent chance in the Miss America competition. In addition to being a lovely, blue-eyed, shapely blonde, Gale possesses a charming personality and an abundance of talent. She has been studying voice Forecast Calls For Overcast Show Goes On Despite Showers In Clearfield Area For the first time in several years the Clearfield County Fair opened yesterday under sunny skies and without even a threat of rain. The weather outlook was not quite as promising today. A steady rain began falling at about 9 a. m. and forecasts called for overcast skies and rain throughout most the day. However, Fair Board officials said at noon that no plans had been made to cancel any of today's events. The perfect weather and the opening day attractions brought out a crowd of some 15,000 persons to the grounds yesterday. Most of them were there last night to view the big firemen's parade and the fireworks display. More than 5,000 people saw the parade from the park and another 10,000 watched it along the parade route. "Although the attendance was excellent yesterday, it's difficult lo compare it to other fairs since we have had rain on opening day for the past few years," a member of the Fair Board said. The Fair opened officially at noon and was followed by the Clearfield County 4-H Horse Show which ran into late afternoon. Some 80 bands, drum and bugle corps and marching units were in parade that started shortly after 7 p. m. The parade was headed by Gale Veronica Rothwell, the new Miss Pennsylvania, who was the opening day guest of the Fair Board. A general alarm for the fire at the Clearfield Furs showroom was sounded just as the end of the parade was approaching Second and Market streets. The last pieces of fire equipment in the lineup dropped out and answered the alarm. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Courthouse To Close The Clearfield County Courthouse and Annex will close at noon tomorrow in order to give employes an opportunity to spend the afternoon at the County Fair. The practice has been customary for years. RUINED BY FIRE - This is an office on the fifth floor of the Presbyterian Church Home (the former Hotel Philips) at Philipsburg which was ruined by a fire last night. The blaze was traced to an extension cord. Damage was confined to this room. Fire Damages Church Home At Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG - Every piece of fire fighting and emergency equipment in the community responded to a general fire alarm at 11:49 o'clock last night when a fire was discovered in the United Presbyterian Church home, the former Hotel Philips, at Second and Presqueisle streets. Roy II Miles, administrative assistant in charge of the home, today estimated the damage at between $500 and $1,000. Fire Chief Richard T. Fry said that the fire resulted from a short circuit in an extension cord to the air conditioner in the office and storage room of the supervisory nurse on the fifth floor. Sparks ignited a shipment of new towels and other supplies in the room and set fire to the drapes, window sill and frame, and a desk. The air conditioning unit was ruined. Hoover Mark, chief of the Reliance Fire Company, and Earl LeGrand, chief of the Hope Company, assisted the department Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3
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