Clearfield Progress, August 9, 1966

Clearfield Progress

August 09, 1966

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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 9, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle "Just a trim," the teenage boy told the barber. "You can even it up a little around the .shoulders." The Progress Reader's Tip For a report on activity at Harrisburg, turn to Page 9. Vol. 60 - No. 187 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, August 9, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 36 PAGES TODAY Totals $1.53 Billion... Late NeWS ^ore *'M", ^ Aircraft Fly Missions... Bulk of Pa. Budget Due for Approval HARRISBURG (AP) - The House unanimously adopted a conference committee report today proposing a $1,259,035. 436 general appropriations bill to finance 90 per cent of regular state spending in the new fiscal year which began last July 1. The vote was 202-0. hitch, the Republican Senate and bulk of a $1.53 billion state budget HARRISBURG (AP) - Barring an unforeseen Democratic House are expected to adopt today the for the new fiscal year which began in July. A conference committee report, proposing a $1,259,035,436 general appropriations bill to finance 90 per cent of regular spending, was submitted to both chambers Monday, thus ending a stalemate on the budget that has lasted more than three ----------- months. The dispute began when House Democrats, instead of accepting the tradtional single appropriation bill to cover spending, introduced 200 - odd appropriation bills. This, they claimed, would give them more control over executive spending. The budget report was approved by the Democratic majority caucus in the House and Republicans in the Senate. Leaders said they would call it to a vote today. In addition, another $120 million in appropriations to universities, hospitals and other state-aided instititulions were advanced Monday into position for a final vote in the Senate. Senate Democrats, however, threatened to hold back the necessary votes for passage of these measures unless another $8 million was provided for the college scholarship program. Senate Minority Whip William J. Lane, D - Washington, said the Democrats would caucus on their course of action before the session. At least six Democratic votes are necessary for passage since the money for the schools and other state - aided institutions requires two - thirds approval of the 50 - member chamber. Republicans have only 28 voles. In addition to the general appropriations measure and the $120 million in non - preferred appropriations, the six - man budget conference committee proposed to allocate $7,083,334 this year for the community mental health retardation program, now before the legislature. The budget settlement weathered a last - minute threat Monday when House Appropriations Chairman Martin P. Mullen decided to forego another prolong- Improvements Under Way ... Curwensville Council Gets Irvin Park Report CURWENSVILLE - Weather permitting and with the right amount of volunteer labor, improvements to the dam at the Irvin Park swimming area should be completed within the week. In a report to Curwensville Borough Council at a special meeting last night, Councilman Harry Fye said the dam has been reinforced and repaired from the beach to the concrete - pier. Work was to resume today on the other side of the pien Councilman Fye also reported that WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson said today that in Viet Nam "I don't see any change for the worse at all" and at home things arc going "reasonably well" on holding the line against inflation. Johnson told a news conference that weekend plane losses and casualties in Viet Nam were not unexpected. 3 U. S. Planes Down As Air Activity Intensifies Airline Strike Pact Prospects At 'Zero' Level By EDMOND LE BRETON ^ WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Commerce Committee calls top union and management negotiators as witnesses today, confronted by a "ceiling zero, visibility zero" forecast on prospects of settling the month-old airlines strike at the bargaining table. The committee has before it a Senate-passed resolution that would order the 35.000 striking members of the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists back to their jobs on five major airlines for up to 180 days.' Committee members predict some form of, the measure will be sent to the. House floor by the end of the week. Scheduled to testify today were Union President P. L. Siemiller and chief airline negotiator William J. Curtin. At the urging of the committee, negotiators met for nearly eight hours Monday in the first facc-to-faee session since the strikers rejected 10 days ago a tentative settlement reached under White House auspices. When Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz adjourned the talks Monday night, he said he had no present plan for further a portion of the beach was extended upstream and the new part eventually will be covered with sand. At his suggestion Council approved the installation of a three-inch concrete capping over the main walkway on both sides of the pier. The sloping ramp will be covered with limestone. Volunteers will be welcome every evening this week from 6 to 8:30 o'clock. Mr. Fye said, in expressing hope that the project could be completed by Friday. A matter which has been hanging fire for some time - codification of ordinances - also came in for considerable discussion before Council decided against having the work done by a publishing house for a sizable fee. Instead, Council decided it could undertake the project itself since it is merely a clerical matter and complete it over a period of time at a minimum expense. Some time ago Council was informed that roots of trees along Meadow Street were .getting into sewers and causing water problems in basements in that area. A contract was awarded recently to a firm to remove the trees but since has met with DuBois Council, Highway Dept. Pact Predicted DUBOIS - Negotiations between the City of DuBois and the Pennsylvania Department of Highways regarding construction of a filtration plant in the DuBois watershed may produce an agreement by the end of this week. DuBois City Council last night instructed City Solicitor Edward Cherry to request a continuance inary objection of the city toon a court hearing scheduled Thursday to discuss the prelim-wards a declaration of taking filed in March by the Highway Department. The declaration was filed to acquire right-of-way for Sections 25 and 26 of the Keystone Short-way through the city watershed. In filing the objection, Council maintained that a filtration plant had to be built on the site before Shortway construction began. Mr. Cherry said today he was instructed to contact the Highway Department and arrange a By PETER AltNETT SAIGON, South Vict Nam (AP) - North Viet Nam's antiaircraft defenses knocked down three more U.S. planes Monday as American jets pounded the Communist north with a record 139 combat missions. Ten American places have been lost over North Viet Nam since Sunday. .More than 300 planes probably took part in the assault, since a mission may involve three or four planes. But a U.S. spokes- man said there had been other days on which more planes had been sent against the north although on fewer missions The three planes lost Monday were all Air Force Thimderchief fighter-bombers, the U.S. command said. Two were shot down 60 miles northwest of Hanoi. The third was hit 55 miles northwest of Dong Hoi. Only one pilot was rescued, and two are missing. Five of the seven planes lost Sunday were Thunderchiefs. Six are missing from those pilots raids. As the North Vietnamese brought the number of U.S. planes lost above the J7th Parallel to 329, the ground war picked up in South Viet Nam. US Marines battled a North Vietnamese company through the night near the demilitarized zone and other American troops tracked a battered Communist battalion in the central highlands after it mauled a U.S. 1st Cavalry (Airmobile) Company. Reports from the highland battleground said the cavalrymen counted at least 85 enemy dead and estimated at least 100 more were killed by U.S. air and artillery fire. The fighting was accompanied by a sudden spurt in helicopter losses. Nine U.S. Army and Marine choppers were casualties Monday. Two crashed and burned west of the highland town of Plciku, while seven Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 SlT!!Pr09re8s! Jacobs Resigns Hints From Heloise ____ 12 . � � Sw".^.,vor,i.:? ^S Technical  Obituaries ........ ...... 2 f f f-v  I asT,.. i Schoo Director Social News ........ 12 � � w w � -- � State News Briefs ........ 9 The resignation of Edward T. Jacobs as director of the - Clearfield County Area Technical School was accepted with t. regret by the members of the Clearfield County Board of ^^^^^fei School Directors at a regular meeting last night. _____ Mr. Jacobs, who headed the vocational department of fe' ^BHI the Clearf;eld Area Schools until he joined the county staff last fall, has accepted a vocational administrative position in Montgomery County.-- In other business, the board , , 'menl to conclucfe lhe meet-intendent Fred E. Sweely that ing' a vocational school site report is Present, in addition (o Mr. Umtmtiim~~� near comp_etjon DV engineer Al- Sweely and Mr. Jacobs, were len Butler and will be turned Directors Frank McCabe, Phil-over to the architect for pre- ipsburg Kenneth H. Shirey, Big-liminary drawings. ler Gard Shoff, Madera Paul Plans for the annual fall Silberblatt, Clearfield William meeting of the school directors E. Frank, Olanta Mclvin J. of (he county were discussed and Young, Westover and Assistant for special education bills total- County Superintendent Edward ing $83.15 were approved for B. Reighard. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Complt Houtidale Firemen lete Plans For Labor Day Event HOUTIDALE - Members of the Houtzdale Fire Company last night completed plans for a Labor Day week celebration from Sept. 5 to 10. The Thompson Brothers rides have been contacted. There will be concession stands and other forms of entertainment. Advance ride tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from members of the company. Last night's meeting was highlighted by the presentation of certificates of attainment to 35 company members by Leroy Preston, state fire school instructor. The men completed 45 hours of ,fire school instruction and training. Fire Chief Thomas Love commended the men for their hard work and for the hours of time Wallaceton Council Directs Development Of Industrial Tract WALLACETON - Borough Council last night adopted a resolution directing the Municipal Authority to develop a tract of land for industrial purposes. An industry is to be located on the former brickyard property recently given to the borough by Harbison - Walker Refractories Co. The tract includes 8.24 acres. The resignation of Merlin Knepp was received as a councilman. He no longer resides in the borough. Council adopted a resolution exonerating the borough tax collector, Bruce Bock, from the collection of per capita taxes from citizens who are over the age of 65. Council requested the aid of all borough residents in keeping the tax records up to date. Harold Hummel will take the na^mes of all persons to be removed from the tax records due to age, death, or moving from the borough. All names should be listed with him at his store prior to Aug. 14. Mayor Thomas Diion reported Chicago Suburb Is Next Target In Housing Drive CHICAGO (AP) - Cicero, scene of one of the Chicago area's worst race riots 15 years ago, has been named the next major target of the open housing drive being conducted by civil rights leaders. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, an aide of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., told a rally of 1,000 civil rights workers Monday night: "I'm going to Cicero!" Cicero, an industrial suburb of 70,000 white persons which hugs Chicago's western border, once harbored Al Capone's bootleggers. The civil rights rally was held at the Warren Avenue Congregational Church where participants of the drive for open housing met to hear Jackson and other leaders discuss strategy and disclose new target areas. The Rev. James Bevel, said there will be a demonstration Wednesday, probably in Bogan, a Southwest Side neighborhood adjacent to Chicago Lawn, where whites attacked a civil rights march column last Friday. "We marched in Jackson and Sclma," Bevel said, "and we will march in Cicero." Bevel said Cook County and Cicero authorities will be asked Rescue Squadron To Hold Practice Session Sunday Clearfield's newly - organized water rescue squadron will take to the water Sunday for the first practice session with its new equipment:. Members of the squadron, and persons interested in joining, will meet at the Clearfield community swimming pool at 9 a.m. Sunday to practice diving and to. become familiar with the equipment. The squadron, which is being organized by the Clearfield Outboard Boating Club, has purchased $600 worth of equipment and is seeking to raise an additional $1,000 for more gear. Included in the equipment already purchased are two floating compressor diving units, each capable of supporting two men, and it is hoped that the squadron can obtain two teams of two men for each unit. The squadron will also include a first aid team and teams to operate nets and grappling hooks. The squadron will be available for service on any water facility in the Clearfield area, including the river, the Curv ensville Dam and the swimming pool. The members of the squadron will Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 IN VIET NAM - Marine Lance Cpl. George M. Lego, above, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lego of Lanse, is serving with B Company of the First Marine Division at Chu Lai, Viet Nam. He has been in the service two years and has been in Viet Nam since May 9. A 1964 graduate of West Branch Area High School, he took'' boot camp training at Parris Island, S. C. 6/ Justice Department ... ICC Asked To Reopen Rail Merger Hearings Cherry Tree Soldier Drowns in Louisiana CHERRY TREE - Dennis D. Goodlin, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland W. Goodlin of Cherry Tree, drowned Sunday afternoon at Lake Vernon, La., several miles from Fort Polk, where he was stationed with the U. S. Army. He had served in the Army for one year and was a 1963 graduate of Harmony Joint High School at Westover R. D. He was a member of the Cherry Tree Presbyterian Church. His father is the owner and operator of Tip's Service Station at Burnside. Arrangements are in charge of the Melvin C. Gwin Funeral Home, Cherry Tree, and a complete obituary wiH be published tomorrow. WASHfNGTON'fAP)-The Justice Department has asked the Interstate Commerce Commission to reopen hearings on a proposed merger that would create the largest rail system in the United States. The ICC approved last April the merger of the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads, effective Sept. 30. The decision would permit a rail system with assets of more than $4 billion and nearly-- 20,000 miles of track. The Justice Department, filing its brief on the final day set by the ICC for receiving petitions in the case, said the merger would: - Provide inadequate protection to several smaller railroads, including the Erie-Lackawanna, Delaware & Hudson and Boston & Maine. - Permit continued control of the Norfolk & Western by the Pennsylvania Railroad. - Cause serious injury to other rail systems, principally the Baltimore & Ohio-Chesapeake & Ohio. The Justice Department contended in its brief that Penn Central protection of the smaller railroads would result in "paying only a temporary indemnity. . .leaving N&W with the prospect of acquiring rail- Party Leaders Agree on Stand For Viet Policy Bv JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's Democratic and Republican campaign chiefs agreed today the best course their party candidates can follow in this fall's congressional election is to support President Johnson's Vict Nam policies. Sens. Warren G. Magnuson of Washington, head of the Democratic Campaign Committee, and his GOP counterpart, Sen. Thruston B. Morton of Kentucky, also acrecd in separate interviews that full employment is likely to offset in part dissatisfaction with rising consumer prices. Magnuson looked for an even exchange of Senate scats, with the Democrats retaining their 67-33 Senate margin. Morton felt the Republicans would pick up from three to six Senate scats in' 35 contests in 33 slates. Magnuson said that while he isn't pressing senatorial candidates to follow the advice of Postmaster General Lawrence F. O'Brien to campaign in full support of the administration's Viet Nam policies, he has found that those who do have won most of the primaries. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Bloodmobile Collects 30 Pints at Woodland WOODLAND - A total of 30 pints of blood was collected at yesterday's visit of the Red Cross Bloodmobile here in the parish house of the EUB Church under the sponsorship of the Woodland Lions Club.. Charles Palmer, club president, stated that the collection fell short of the 50-pint quota, but thanked club members for their hard work in connection with the visit. Wives of Lions Club members served sandwiches and coffee to the donors and ladies of the church served dinner to the personnel of the bloodmobile. There were nine walk-in donors, eight replacements and three donating blood for the first time. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Variable cl o u d i n ess, warm and humid with scattered showers or thun-dershowers today and tonight. Low tonight 56 to 65. Wednesday partly cloudy and cooler with showers, high 69 to 76. Sunrise 6:16-Sunset 8:18 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 4.15 feet (falling); Today 7 a m, - 4.15 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Monday low 60; High 100; Overnight low 62. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 50; High 84; Overnight low 59. May Be Revamped; Won't Be Abandoned... Administration Studies Wage-Price Guidelines By JOSEPH R. COYNE WASHINGTON (AP) - The Johnson administration may soon revamp - but not abandon - the buffeted and battered woge-price guidelines which have been left for dead by the mishap Two Trucks Damaged In Hawk Run Crash HAWK RUN - Damage to two trucks in a collision north of here yesterday totalled $1,150. State Trooper Ronald C. Tyger reported that Donald Synder, 23, of Karthaus, was driving a truck north on Route 53. He started to pass a tractor-trailer operated by Wilbert G. Houde-shell. 21, also of Karthaus, when he observed a car driven by Valent W. Ballock, 48, of Hawk Run, pulling onto the highway. To avoid a head-on collision, Snyder applied his brakes and swung sharply to the right and in so doing struck the rear of the Houdeshell truck. The accident occurred .4 of a mile north of Hawk Run at 5:20 p. m. Damage to the Snyder rig was set at $900 and to the Houdeshell truck at S250. The Ballock car was not involved in Chester Hill Council Tables Action On Street Construction CHESTER HILL - Borough Council last night opened bids for the construction and paving of Hill Street, between Walton and Edward streets. The new street is adjacent to Steiner Terrace and the new garage being constructed by Ronald Stoltz. Due to both bids being higher than state estimates, there was no action to accept the bids pending a meeting to be held today with officials of the state highway A proposal to install two new oil furnaces in the town hall with a hot air system was approved as were specifications for the proposed changes. A coal - fired furnace currently heats the structure. Council also voted to purchase a 7-foot snow plow attachment and to install one ad-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 some of their critics At present, however, the 3.2 per cent guidelines which President Johnson's chief economic adviser has called far from ideal remain official ad- _--_ ministration policy. But the White House said Monday the entire picture is under study and it's impossible at this point to predict what the President's labor-management advisory committee and his other advisors might recommend. Strong hints of a possible change came Monday from Secretary of Commerce John T. Connor and Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler after each held a separate conference with the President. )They said the guidelines must be continued as parts of the administration's efforts to fight inflation but not necessarily in their present form. The guidelines call for a voluntary ceiling of 3.2 per cent on wage increases - representing the annual increase in produc- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Broderick To Speak At GOP Corn Boil HOUTZDALE - Raymond Broderick, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, will be the speaker at the annual corn boil tomorrow night sponsored by the Moshannon Valley Republican Club. The event will be held in the American Legion Park. Tickets may be obtained in advance in Republican Headquarters at Clearfield. MAJOR CONTRIBUTION , , , , , to �P�ration ESTAK is the $223.38 contained in these bags held by Denny Merrey, at left, and Robert Mohney, both of Clearfield, who had a rattlesnake display at the Clearfield County Fair last week. The pair captured the snakes and set up a tube through which Fair visitors could slide money into the snake cage. (Progress Photo) Fair Snakes Raise 923.38 For ESTAK Thirty-two snakes in a cage at a county fair are going to help educate some 800 South Vietnamese children. The snakes, part of the Old Town Sportsmen's exhibit at the Clearfield County Fair, drew a lot of spectators and $223.38 for Operation ESTAK. The two Clearfieldcrs who decided to collect the money - Robert Mohncy of 208 S. Fourth St. and Denny Morrey of 716 Park Ave. - captured 30 rattlesnakes and two black snakes for the display. Into a cage went the snakes along with a tube leading up to a small opening where visitors could drop in change. And drop it in they did, some 36 pounds of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. Thp collection boosted the ESTAK (Educational Supplies To An Khe) fund to well over $600, all of which will be used to purchase pencils, tablets and boxes of crayons and mail them to Capt. Robert M. Sheriff of Chester Hill, a U. S. Army advisor at An Khe in the Central Highlands. Capt. Sheriff will Please Turn to Pago 2, Col. 8 ;