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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 10, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle To get maximum attention it's hard to beat a good, big mistake. The Progress Reader's Tip The Pirates stay in first place, See details on Pages 16 and 17. Vol. 60 - No. 188 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, August 10, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY U. S. Marines Encounter Viet Cong Korean-Sized War J.40 Enemy Seen by Christmas\rooVs For U. S. in Viet SHORTWAY NEAR DUBOIS - These two bridges will carry the Keystone Shortway across a legislative route north of DuBois when the interstate highway (Route 80) is completed. Bridges are on Section 24, a 4.6-mile stretch between Routes 219 and 255 being built by the Green-Winston Co., the firm which built the Curwensville Dam. Paving of this section is expected to get under way next month. However, the sections on either side, 23 and 25, are not yet under construction. (Progress Photo by Jack Zipf) Recesses For Month... State Assembly Passes Budget HARRISBURG (AP) - The general assembly began a month-long recess today after passing the bulk of Gov. Scranton's $1.5 billion budget, Tuesday. Both chambers, acting on the heels of a bipartisan agreement reached last week, unanimously approved a $1.3 billion general appropriations bill to finance 90 per -- cent of state spending in the _ �g.| | fiscal year which began July Milk Increase Prompts Call For Probe Inside The Progress Passed By House, 259-157 ... EDITOR'S NOTE-President Johnson says more U. S. fighting men will be required in Viet Nam - and more will be sent. Where does the troop buildup stand now? And most important, where is it headed? In this article, Associated Press Writer Bob Horton reviews the American commitment in Viet Nam and looks to its future. By BOB HORTON WASHINGTON (AP) - Signs mount that the United States may have a Korean-sized war on its hands in Viet Nam around Christmas. This would mean an American commitment of about 470,000 men in Southeast Asia, the peak level of U. S. forces used directly and in support of Korean operations in 1953. --- Present L'.S strength in activity tied to the Vie! Nam war is estimated at 375.000. including 290.000 troops in Viet Nam. 60,-000 seamen offshore and at least 25,000 military personnel spread over bases, supply complexes and other facilities in Guam, Thailand, the Philippines and Okinawa. Reports persist, and are not officially denied, that by the end of this year American troops within Viet Nam will total about Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise - 6 Comics ............... 2.1 News From Around World 10 Sports .............. 16, 17 Obituaries .............. 2 Hospital News .......... 12 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .... 3, 6, 8, 24 Today in History ........ 4 Fair News .............. 14 Area Servicemen ____ 8, 14 More on Viet Nam ...... 9 1. The Senate, meanwhile, sent another $11.3 million in non-preferred appropriations to the governor, including funds for the three state - related universities: $39.2 million for Pcnn State $20.1 million for Temple, and $19.7 million for Pitt. All of the money bills, repre-P1TTSBURGH (AP) - Price senling the break in a three -increases spreading throughout month stalemate between the the Western Pennsylvania dairy Democratic - controlled House industry have drawn widespread and Republican Senate, will be criticism and prompter calls for 0n Scranton's desk awaiting his an investigation by the State signature when he returns from Milk Control Commission. a European vacation. "Unfair and unjust to the Senate Democrats had threat-consumers," said United Dairy cnccj to block approval of the Farmers president Ernest Hayes ,0n - preferred appropliations, of the increases Tuesday. which needed a two - thirds "Appalling," said Mrs. Martha vole, if more state funds for col-King, chairman of the Citizens lege scholarships were not made Committee for Fair Milk Prices available. They withdrew their in Pittsburgh. opposition, however, when in- Democratic gubernatorial can- formed that $5 million more didate Milton Shapp called the could be provided without a new over a dozen dai- Rights Bill Fight Moves to Senate By JOHN BECKLER WASHINGTON (AP) - The fight over a federal open housing law shifted to the Senate today after House passage of the 1966 civil rights bill with the controversial provision intact. The bill, which would arm the federal government with broad new powers to protect Negroes' rights, was passed 259 to 157 Tuesday night but it was a fight to the finish for the housing provision Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Jaycee Pageant Not Beauty Contest increases by ries "unconscionable profiteering" and called for his opponent, Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafcr, to start an investigation. He made the comments in a statement issued by his office. Pittsburgh Mayor Joseph M. The Clearfield County Junior Barr wired the Milk Commission Miss pageant sponsored by the asking for an investigation. Clearfield Area Jaycecs in con-Shafer, too, called on the com- junction with the DuBois Jay-mission for an investigation "to cees is not a beauty contest as obtain all the facts and factors was suggested in a Progress involved." headline Monday. The increases by retailers The contest is part of a na-were triggered by hikes of about tionwide program to honor and one cent a quart in bulk milk reWard the country's leading prices last week by the Dairy- senior high school girls for Cloudy with scattered showers or thundershow-ers tonight and Thursday. Little change in temperature, low 58 to 68. Sunrise 6;17-Sunset 8:16 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 4.10 feet (falling); Today 7 a.m. - 4.55 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 64; High 94; Overnight low 64; Precipitation .86 inches. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 59; High 81; Overnight low 59. Republican leaders made a last ditch effort to kill the proposed ban on racial discrimination by anyone in the housing business, but failed by a vote of 222 to 190. Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen has called the provision totally unacceptable to him. There are grave doubts it can pass the Senate without his support. Despite this, the bill's House backers and civil rights groups expressed cautious optimism that it would win final approval and become law. "If it is killed, it will be by the Republicans," said Rep. Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and the bill's chief sponsor. "I don't see how, in an election year, the Republicans can afford to let that happen. In any case the monkey is now on the Senate's back." The House-passed bill would put the government into new District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 431 Injured .............. 274 Damages ....... $.104,840 Deaths ................ 13 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 2 A Year Ago Accidents ....... ... 420 331 Damages ____ $303,777 Deaths ......... 10 Deaths Elsewhere ..... 1 men's Co-operative Seles Association in Pittsburgh and the Erie-Crawford Dairy Co-opera-live. The groups said the increases were necessary to keep farmers from leaving the dairy industry due to low profits. Shapp said Tuesday that the consumer price increases of two and three cents a quart by achievements in scholastics, creative talents and community betterment. Five - Day Forecast Aug. 11-15: Temperatures will average two to four degrees below the seasonal normal highs of 79 to 82 and lows of 60 to 62. Little day - to - day change in temperature is anticipa t e d. Precipitation will average one-half inch to one inch, occurring as showers and thundershow-ers Thursday and Friday and developing again late Sunday, continuing Monday. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Bloodmobile To Visit Curwensville Tuesday CURWENSVILLE-Next Tuesday, Aug. 16, will be Bloodmobile Day at Curwensville. The Curwensville 1 ions Club is sponsoring donor recruitment and is urging a record turn-out of donors in the Presbyterian Church from 12 to 6 p. m. The goal is 85 pints of blood to bolster dwindling stocks of blood in the Johnstown Red Cross Blood Center and the Clearfield Hospital. Heading the project for the Curwensville Lions is its president. Raymond Curry. Arrangements for the Clearfield Red Cross Chapter are bung made by Mrs. Jacob Kantar, Blood Program Chairman at Curwensville. Call either of these chairmen, or the Clearfield Red Cross office, 765-5516, if you would like to make an appointment to donate a pint of blood. Vice President Dismisses Idea On 1968 Ticket By RICHARD P. POWERS WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey smilingly dismissed speculation today that Sen. Robert F. Kennedy might replace him as President Johnson's 1968 running mate. Asked about the speculation as he lounged on a sofa in his office behind the Senate chamber, Humphrey said in an interview: "This is what I call the hazard course every vice president has to run. It is part of the basic training one has to go through. No man in public life is as much exposed to guerrilla war as a vice president-the opportunity to be shot at from all sides. "If you survive, it is a modern-day miracle. But I plan on surviving." What about reports of a change in his liberal philosophy Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 fire at Tyrone Claims $200,000 In Men's Clothes TYRONE - Some $200,000 worth of men's clothing was destroyed Monday night when fire struck the storage building of the Big Yank Corp. here. Fire of undetermined origin swept the two-story frame structure after 11 p. m. and Tyrone firemen were kept on the scene for two hours before the blaze was brought under control. Destroyed were thousands of pairs of men's work pants and shirts, produced by the company here and stored in the warehouse, located at Lincoln Ave. and 16th St. The clothing was in cardboard containers, each weighing about 100 pounds. The Tyrone plant of Big Yank is a distribution center for the firm's eastern customers. Additional thousands of pieces of clothing are stored in an adjacent building, which was untouched by the fire. Tyrone officials, in a preliminary investigation, were unable to determine the cause of the fire. Damage to the building itself was estimated at $5,000. More Interest Asked for Area's Retarded Children Parents and friends of retarded children in Clearfield County have been urged to lake an active part in the County Association for Retarded Children. A spokesman for the organization said today that only about 16 to 20 people have been present at the monthly meetings since the association was formed in March. In urging a larger Uirnout for tomorrow's meeting at 8 p. m. in the West Side Methodist Church social hall at Clearfield the spokesman said that "if the parents and friends of our retarded children in Clearfield County would only show enough interest in these children to attend the monthly meetings of our county association there is Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Decatur Supervisors Get Report on Dogs OSCEOLA MILLS - Constable Eric McKay reported on the dog roundup last night at the August meeting of the Decatur Township Supervisors. He reported that 10 dogs have thus far been placed in detainment and that numerous owners have been given warnings. Supervisors Charles O. McCartney, Ralph Winters and Russell Hughes made plans to attend the county convention of Township Supervisors to be held Sept. 14 at Clearfield. The Supervisors discussed the road recapping projects now under way at Hudson, Slumptown and Sanborn. Grampian Councilmen Will Proceed With Sidewalk Construction GRAMPIAN - Borough Council at a special meeting Monday decided to proceed with plans to construct a 420-foot section of sidewalk on Main Street. The project will be undertaken after the borough obtains releases from property owners regarding a change of grade recommended by an engineering report. The new walk would extend on that portion of Main Street between Sixth and Eighth streets. Councilmen also noted that trucks are traveling at excessive speeds and with overloads on Grampian Road and instructed Mayor Roscoe Solley to install 35-mile speed limit signs as well as signs restricting the weight limit of the road. Nation's Top Air Ace Lost On Viet Mission By GEORGE McARTHUR SAIGON, South Viet Nam 400,000 - some 110,000 greater (AP) _ The U.S. Air Force con-than at present. sidered him its No. 1 pilot of the From President Johnson on Viet Nam war. down, various leaders have Maj. James 11. Kaslcr, 40, talked of bolstering American f|Cw more than 70 combat mis-forces as a means of trying to sions over North Viet Nam, ex-pressure Communists to negoti- celling at picking out camou-ate a settlement of the conflict, flagcd targets. Four limes ene-"More manpower will be re- my bullets riddled his F105 20mm cannon fire Are Killed Foe Provokes Attack On Village Fatal To 15 Vietnamese Rv GEORGE MCARTHUR SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP; - U.S. Marines struck the Vict Cong today and as fighting continued into the nigh! reported killing 140 enemy troops. The Viet Cong, armed with rccoillcss rifles and mortar, were dug in behind trees, hedges and bunkers five miles west of Tarn Ky, which is about 35 miles south of Da Nang, the northern Marine base. 11 was the hea\icst encounter �ith the enemy since the Marine operation - known as Colorado - began fi\e days ago. Marine casualties were described as light. The Air Force announced that the two platoons of Vict. Cong took over a village in the Mekong Delta Tuesday night and provoked an attack by two U.S. jets that killed 15 Vietnamese and wounded 182. A spokesman said the attack was ordered by the province chief after a spotter plane wa3 fired on from the village. He said an account from an American in the area said the guerrillas held the villagers at gunpoint while two F100 Super Sabre jets hit with bombs and quired." President Johnson told Thunderchief jet but he always a news conference July 20. "We made it back, shall send Gen. Westmoreland The pilot's luck ran out Mon-such men as he shall require day when he was shot down and request." deep in the Red River Valley 70 Gen. William C. West more- miles northwest of Hanoi. Other land is U.S. commander in Viet fljcrs saw him parachute from Nam. his disabled plane and talked to Today, Sen. John C. Stennis, him by radio after he landed but D-Miss.. told The Associated rescue helicopters were unable Press the force "necessary to to snatch him from enemy soil, do the job on the ground" could He was presumed captured eventually run as high as 500,000 although the official U.S. an-lo 600.000. nouncemcnt listed him as miss- "Il's very apparent' we're in� going to need more men there," Kasler's Thunderchief was Stennis, chairman of a Defense one 0r three shot dow.i Monday, subcommittee, said. He predict Three of the victims of the attack were identified as Viet Cong. Reports indicated that almost all the rest of the dead and wounded were Vietnamese villagers. The attack took place eight Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 ed in January U.S. troops in Viet Nam would hit 400,000 by the end of this year. One Pentagon official, who must remain unnamed, estimated the actual 1966 yearend strength in Viet Nam probably will be nearer 375.000. But he said defense officials have talked of a 450,000-man ground force to be available within coming months. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 ESTAK To End Saturday; Kids Contribute 61 Philipsburg Boy Is Injured In Bike Mishap A Philipsburg boy was injured yesterday afternoon when his bicycle collided with a car at Philipsburg. Larry Kilien, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence T. Kilien, suffered brush burns and knee injuries when his bicycle collided with a car operated by Richard Petrina, 23, of Pittsburgh, at 2:55 p. m. at the intersection of Second and Locust streets. The boy was taken by ambulance to Philipsburg State General Hospital, where he was treated and released. Borough police said the Kilien boy was riding his bicycle north on the sidewalk of Second Street when, according to the driver of the car, he pulled off the sidewalk into the southbound lane of traffic. The driver told police he had slowed to almost a com- A campaign to supply some 800 South Vietnamese children The official emphasized that with pencils, tablets "and cray-such discussions center around ons for school will come to a capability and that at this point successful conclusion this week, there has been no firm decision The latest contribution of to deploy men in such numbers. $11.61 came in yesterday from The whole question of the a group of Clearfield youngsters spiraling U.S. buildup drew on Sheridan Drive who held a fresh attention this "eek with backyard fair and collected word of two studies casting door-to-door in their neighbor-doubt on the adequacy, over the hood. long run, of the present level of The youngsters are Brian and American forces in Viet Nam. Brett Parks, Betsy and Cindy About the same time, former Mather and Dick Zipf. Operation ESTAK, which was Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 and Greenville Is Looking For New Mayor started by The Progress WCPA Radio early in July, will be closed out the end of this week. Contributions of money may be sent to The Progress Newsroom at Clearfield and GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) - actual contributions of supplies Borough Council declared the may be left at any Progress office of mayor vacant Tuesday office or WCPA until Saturday, night and began a search for a ESTAK, which stands for Ed-new head of this Mercer County ucational Supplies To An Khe, community. has raised almost $700 in cash Mayor Andrew II, Osborne contributions, plus some 600 Jr., who began his second term tablets, 2,500 pencils and 75 last January, disappeared from boxe.i of crayons. Additional Greenville in mid - June and tablets and crayons for the chil-hasn't been heard from since. dren are being purchased. Union, Airlines Favor Talks, Not Legislation WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiators for striking mechanics and the five grounded airlines agreed today to try to settle the dispute by voluntary arbitration and thus avoid legislation by Congress. But the question will have lo be submitted lo the union members for a vote before arbitration is attempted, President P.L. Siemillcr of the International Association of Machinists told the House Commerce Committee. He said this would take about three and a half days. Speaking for the carriers, William J. Curtin accepted the idea in principle. The agreement was reached as the committee moved toward action on back-to-work legislation after failure of a new negotiating effort Tuesday night. The hearing went ahead. The strikers overwhelmingly rejected earlier an actual settlement agreement approved by their negotiators. The dispute centers on wages, with particular emphasis by the union on a demand for a cost-of-living escalator clause. Under the arbitration plan the procedure would be for the negotiators to gel together and see how many items in a possible settlement they could agree Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Bus Conservation Tour in County Slated Sept. 15 A bus tour of conservation projects in Clearfield County will be held Thursday, Sept. 15. by the Clearfield County Soil and Water Conservation District, it was announced today by James Forcey of Woodland who is serving as tour chairman. Stops will be made at the Brusca Nursery Farms to observe its crown vetch seed and plant operations. The group will also see woodland and wildlife management areas, drainage and erosion control practices, contour stripcropping, farm ponds, diversions, waterways, erosion control tree plantings and a community beautification project. Also included on the tour will be visits to farms participating in the Appalachia program to increase and stabilize the farm income of the families. Clearfield County has 14 farm families participating in this program. Agencies cooperating with the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Phone's Hot For freezer Want to get rid of something in a hurry? Here's proof that a Progress Classified Ad can do the job in a big hurry. Noted advertiser received 38 phone calls on this refrigerator - freezer between 2:30 and 10 p. m. on the day ad ran . . . and he made the sale. MOVING OUT of town this week. Must sacrifice sell a 10 month old, 16 cubic foot 1966 refrigerator-freezer. Has Automatic ice-maker, frost-free. Also, 30 inch electric range, will sell for $50. Call Clearfield 765-8608 for information. 8:2-4db(21) To Buy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765-5535 Or Your Nearest Progress Office. CurvtensvUle Job Cost Only Halt, Authority Learns CURWENSVILLE - The Cur-wensville Municipal Authority was able to complete a sewer replacement project in South Side at nearly half of the estimated cost, board members were informed yesterday. A final report on the project given at a monthly meeting of the board showed the total cost to be SI.7D0, or $1,300 less than the original estimate. Some touchup work remains including sowing seed in areas which were excavated and returning lawns of various properties to their original condition. Turning to another matter, an office report revealed that a number of landlords are not turning over to the Authority the names of new tenants in accordance with the board's regulations, thus creating a loss of revenue. As a result the Authority decided to turn the matter over lo its solicitor and levy penalties Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 27
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