Clearfield Progress, August 3, 1966

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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 3, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle With the short skirts that are popular these days-it's not the initial length, it's the upcreep. The Progress Reader's Tip For more on fair, turn to Pages 2, 8, 9, 10, 16, and 21 Vol. 60 - No. 182 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, August 3, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Foul Weather Cuts Fair Attendance Ways To Curb Killings Sought By Law Officials By PAUL RECER AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - Gov. John B. Connolly called a meeting with Texas law enforcement officials today to discuss the Charles Joseph Whitman homicide rampage which left 16 persons dead and 31 wounded. Arrangements were made to fly the bodies of Whitman and his mother, the first person killed in the mass slayings, - to their home town of Lake Nine Accidents Cause Damages Of $12,490 Nine traffic accidents yesterday in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area resulted in injuries to four persons and properly damage totaling $12,490. None of the injured required hospitalization. Valerie Jean Moyer, 6, was treated in the Clearfield Hospital for minor injuries suffered when a car driven by her father, Robert Mover, 30, of 217 Witmer St., Clearfield, collided with a car operated by Ray Potts, 17, of 420 E. Seventh St., Clearfield, about 10:30 p. m. According to borough police. Potts ran through a red light Worth, Fla., for burial. Having cut short a Latin-American tour because of the tragedy, Connally arrived Tuesday night from Rio de Janeiro in what he described as a "shocked and saddened" condition. The governor, who himself narrowly escaped death by gunfire when he was wounded in the Dallas assassination of President John F. Kennedy, said he would confer with Col. Homer Garrison, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other state law officials. He said he called the talks "in hopes of preventing a recurrence" of such shootings in Texas in the future. In Washington, sponsors of gun-control legislation, under prodding from President Johnson, moved towards steering a bill to the Senate. The possibility that brain disease caused Whitman, 25, to go berserk was raised Tuesday when a surgeon who performed Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Course In Air Strike Is Pondered Compromise Sought To Share Blame In Back-to-Work Order By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP)-A divided Senate today seeks a compromise course under which Congress and President Johnson would share the political blame for any order to 35,000 striking machinists to return to their jobs on five grounded airlines. "That's the crux of it," said Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen. "Who accepts the onus." Organized labor strongly opposes any back-to-work order. And with congressional elections four months away, Johnson has made clear that he doesn't want the assignment of issuing such an order without Congress sharing some of the responsibility. But before the Senate now is a resolution which would re-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Hcloise . 14 Comics ........ 23 News From Around World 10 Sports .............. lfi, 17 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ........ 3, 21 Editorial, Columns ____ 4 Social News ......... 12, 24 School News ......... 5, 14 ANOTHER DAY AT THE FAIR - It was a little damp at the County Fair yesterday, at least for those not under an umbrella such as Linda Hack of Clearfield. More fortunate were, from left, Bob, Susan and Scott Burns of Duncansville who recently moved from Clearfield, and Kelly McDowell of Clearfield. State Budget Talk turns To BULLETFN HARRISBURG (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Stanley G. Stroup reported today that a six-man conference committee was "very close" to a final agreement on the 1966-67 slate budget. ARRIVING AT FAIR are a few of the some 300 Clearfield County Head Start pupils as they began their visit yesterday. It was the first time some of the children had ever attended such an event, in fact for some of them the first trip to the county seat, and they along with the adults in the party apparently had a fine time despite a rainy day. Community volunteers assisted the regular Head Start staff so that each pair of children had an older person along for supervision and help with lunch and rides. Glendale Board Rain Didn't Stop Them ... Hires Teacher, OKs Substitutes It's Heads Up Day For Head Start Kids By JANE DIETZEL The rain began to fall about 10 o'clock yesterday morning, but by that time the buses were well on the way to deliver their passengers to the Clearfield Driving Park for a gala day at the County Fair. By 11 or a little after they were parked along the infield at the Park . . . eight or ten of the familiar yellow school buses but with a new sign to identify them . . . Head Start. - Unloading was somewhat hit talked at the steps going into and miss. Small groups of liny the grandstand, held his hands children, with a surprising num- togethcr to keep them from ber of grown-ups and young trembling and appeared com-adults accompanying them, pleteiy overwhelmed by the emerged from the buses ready large structurei the many peo-for a day at the Fair. ple the noise about him. This The grown-ups which included is one, came the thought, for teachers, nurses, cooks, teach- whom Head Start is really the er's aides, a social worker, Of- beginning of experience with the fice of Economic Opportunity outside world, project supervisors, community Lllnch lime was happVi gisgiv volunteer helpers, bus drivers time The WCnlner which stead-and this reporter, along for the iiy worscncci spoiled plans to eat on the grass but the sandwiches, carrot sticks, fruit, cookies, milk and orange juice dis-The shakedown appearance of appeared just as efficiently in-the visit soon gave way to order side the buses as if at a ground as everyone trooped to the picnic. The service was equally grandstand for the Tuesday efficient. Regular Head Start morning Children's show, with cafeteria staff ha.d prepared and instructions . . . pass it along transported the supplies, with . . . report back to the bus fol- station wagons, a VW van and a lowing the show for paper-bag DuBois Area Schools Food Serv-lunch. ice special truck joining the clus- The group with which I at- ter of buses, tended the show was enthusias- There were some instances o{ tie, appreciative (good applaud- ..eat your sandwicn BEFORE ers) and sophisticated as only the cookies" with lhe order some four and ive-year-olds can Qb d gome tradj _ be. However, there was one lit-___ Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 tie boy in another party who Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 COALPORT - The Glendale Board of Education, in a regular meeting here last night, elected John A. Frontino of Spangler to teach science and social studies in the junior high school. Mr. Frontino, a 1960 graduate of Mansfield State College, did graduate work at Temple University. He has had six years' teaching experience and last year taught at Lincoln College Preparatory School, Philadelphia. The board approved a list of substitute teachers for the 1966-67 term and accepted the resignation of Mrs. Dorothy Green as third grade teacher due to ill health. Bids were awarded to the Barnhart Coal Co. to supply coal, and the Pcnn Typewriter Exchange of Johnstown was again awarded the contract for servicing typewriters. The basic student insurance program, as well as the football program, will be underwritten by World Mutual Health and Accident Insurance Co. of Pennsylvania. Rates will be $1.75 for elementary students and $2.25 for secondary indents. The board agreed to contract with Allegheny Educational Broadcasting, Inc., for educational television service for the elementary grades for the 1966-67 term at the rate of 50 cents per student. All students participating in the physical education program story, were more concerned about the rain than were the children. Fair and quite cool again tonight, low in the upper 40s to the middle 50s, Thursday fair and warmer. Sunrise 6:10-Sunset 8:25 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 4.78 feet (falling); Today 7 a. m. - 4.90 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 50; High 70. Overnight low 52. Precipitation .32 inches. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 58; High 67. Overnight low 45. Five-Day Forecast Aug. 4-8: - Temperatures will average three to six degrees below the daily normal highs of 80 to 83 and lows of 60 to 62. It will be warmer by Friday, cooler over the weekend and a little warmer early next week. Scattered showers near the end of the week will average one-quarter of an inch. By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AD - Negotiations on the state budget turned from birth control to money today amid ,n air of cautious optimisim that a final settlement could be reached before the end of the day. "There are still ma;or decisions to rake, but I'm optimistic that we can make it by Wednesday if we bear down," House Majority Leader Joshua Eilberg said Tuesday. His comment came shortly after his Democratic caucus voted to accept a compromise with the Republican Scranton Administration over the Public Welfare Department's controversial birth control program. The compromise was negotiated by a six-man, bipartisan legislative committee which is also trying to solve the budget dispute. Although the birth control issue was considered the major obstacle to a budget agreement, Fair Schedule Thursday-Granger's Day and Children's Day Free Children's Grandstand Show - 11 a. m. Horse Racing (five races) - 2 p. m. 1. Foster W.'Kc'rr-Me*' morial Trot for non-winners of $1,000. 2. Clearfield Progress Three-Year-Old Pace. 3. City Auto Sales Inc. Three-Year-Old Trot. 4. Clearfield Dairy Pace for nonwinncrs of $3,-000. 5. Clearfield Trust Company Two-Year-Old Filly Pace. Grange Square Dance Contest - 7 p. m. Grandstand Show starring Hank Williams Jr. - 8 p. m. The James E. Strates Shows will be playing the midway area throughout the afternoon and evening. Since it is Children's Day, youngsters will be admitted to the carnival attractions at reduced rates until 6 p. m. Press Has Office At County Fair Representatives of the press and radio covering the Clearfield County Fair are operating from an office on the fairgrounds. Through the courtesy of the U.S.Troops Lifted Into Battle Zone By ROBERT TUCK MAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Helicopters ferried heavy U.S. troop reinforcements into South Viet Nam's central plateau near Cambodia today as three days of fighting against North Vietnamese forces appeared building up into a major battle. B52s rained bombs on suspected enemy troop positions and a base camp just one mile from the Cambodian frontier as the reinforcements from the U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, Division swelled the American force to 10.000 or more men. In the air war against North Viet Nam, U.S. planes pounded the Haiphong oil depot Tuesday for the third time. North Viet Nam charged the Americans also bombed residential areas in the port city and hit a steel plant north of Hanoi Monday. Navy pilots who attacked the Haiphong depot said the antiaircraft fire was the heaviest they had ever encountered. "It was Tnjust like the movies," said one. One surface-to-air missile was sighted but the U.S. command said no planes were lost. The 1st Cavalry reinforcements joined infantrymen of the U.S. 25th Division who since Monday have fought a series of Outlook Is Better For Today Another Children's Day Is Scheduled For Tomorrow A bright, sunny sky and forecasts of continued fair weather were welcomed by Clearfield County Fair personnel today after rain cut yesterday's attendance at the 1966 Fair. Rain, the bugaboo of all fair people, began about 0 a. m. and continued until early evening. Although it kept the anticipated crowd from the fairgrounds, it had little effect on the day's program. The three harness races were canceled after the track became too muddy for the trotters and pacers. But two of them, both Western Pennsylvania Colt Stake Races, will be added to the rest of the week's racing program to give five races both this afternoon and tomorrow. The Joie Chit wood Thrill Show, the evening grandstand attraction, went on as planned although its start was held up an hour while the track was put in condition. Workers were out on the I rack as soon as the rain stopped and spent nearly three hours dragging and packing down the mud before the start of the evening show. The rain probably had its most disasterous effect on the thousands of youngsters who came to enjoy Children's Day. However the Fair Board had good news for them today. Because of yesterday's rain, another Children's Day will be held tomorrow. It will again include a free grandstand show at 11 a. m., free admission to the grounds and reduced rates at lhe James E. Strates Shows until 6 p. m. Despite the rain some 3.Q00 very wet youngsters and their parents were in the grandstand for yesterday morning's free Kiddies Show. They enjoyed a program that included the Joe Zoppe Dog and Monkey Act and Johnnie Laddie and Company from the grandstand show and an act by the performing ele- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Harbison-Walker Contract Explained; Workers Will Vote Details of a contract negotiated by union representatives and Harbison-Walker Refractories Company were explained to members of the United Stone and Allied Product Workers union at a meeting in the Sons of Italy Hall at Clearfield this morning. The individual locals of the union will meet later today or tomorrow to ratify or reject the contract, according to Gaston LeBlanc, district director of the union. Details of the contract were not made public. Members of the union have been staying away from their jobs since the union's contract expired at midnight Sunday night. Agreement between the company and the union negotiators on a new contract was reached late yesterday afternoon. ALTOONA PROJECT OKAYED ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A $15 million redevelopment project for Altoona's business district has been approved by city council. CHILEAN BOY SCOUTS and an interpreter listen carefully as Maurice "Lefty" Brion, director of publicity, tells them about some of the attractions at the 1966 Clearfield County Fair just before they started out on a tour of the grounds yesterday. Left to right are Fernando A. Vega, Cristian M. Maldonado, Alvaro Rojo Lorca, Luis A. Duarte, Mr. Brion, Jorge O. Valenzuela, Cyril Christenson and Robert Shil-lenn of Clearfield, who accompanied the boys around the grounds as an interpreter. Only Cyril and Alvaro, the latter living at Washington where his parents are employed by the Chilean Embassy, can speak English. Chilean Scouts End Visit In Tour at Fair Six Chilean Boy Scouts - five of them in this country to learn about the American Way of Life -had a first hand v;ew of an American fair yesterday. They spent the afternoon and early evening at the Clearfield County Fair. All six have been the guests of the Bucktail Council, Boy Scouts of America, in an international goodwill project for the past month or less. Cyril Christenson, 18, Luis A. Duarte, 16, Fernando A. Vega. 14, Christian M. Maldonado, 13, and Jorge O. Valenzuela, 13, have been in the Bucktail Council area of Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson and Centre counties since about the fifth of July; they were joined a week ago by Alvaro Rojo, son of Chilean Embassy employes at Washington, D. C. Their visit to the County Fair, where they were the guests of the Fair management and the James E. Strates Shows, yesterday was the climax of a Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 ;

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