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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 15, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Today's Chuckle Ignorance: When you don't Know something, and someone finds it out. Reader's Tip Read about Red China in The World Today' on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 192 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,   Monday, August 15, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Says Communist Takeover Is Impossible . JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (AP) - President Johnson says weekend talks with Gen. William C. Westmoreland shored tip his conviction that American and allied troops "will not be defeated by the Communists in Viet Nam." A Communist takeover "is no longer just improbable. It is impossible," the President said after he and Westmoreland, U.S. commander in Viet Nam concluded a review of the status of the war. Talking with newsmen on the front lawn of the LBJ Ranch, Johnson tempered his statement with these words: "No one can say how many men will be needed or how long we must persevere. The American people must know there will be no quick victory, but the world must know that we will not quit." Westmoreland, fielding a flurry of questions from reporters, said additional troops will be needed in Viet Nam before the end of the year. He said it was impossible to determine now the extent of the increase. The general arrived at the ranch Saturday evening but his presence remained secret until he and his wife attended church services Sunday with President and Mrs. Johnson. Westmoreland spent about 18 hours at the ranch before heading back for Viet Nam. As the war conference was held in Texas, ther? were these developments elsewhere: -The Cambodian chief of state, Prince Norodom Sihanouk, said he will ask roving U.S. Ambassador W. Averell Harriman to cancel his planned trip to Cambodia next month. Sihanouk also said he sees no sign the Viet Nam war will end in the foreseeable future. -Sen. Thruston B. Morton, R-Ky., renewed his call for a selective blockade of North Vietnamese ports aimed at cutting off Communist oil supplies even at the risk of sinking Soviet tankers.  He  appeared  on the CBS   radio-television   program "Face the Nation." -Sen.  Jacob  K.  Javits,   R- N.Y., told interviewers on the New York WNBC-TV program "Searchlight"  that the  United States must "get over the idea we  can  bludgeon  North  Viet Nam to the conference table" because "we're just not going to do that." -Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said in congressional testimony released dur- ing the weekend that he has no idea how long the war will last. He also estimated the United States will lose 580 attack aircraft worth $1.2 billion in Vietnamese operations during the current fiscal year. He said 406 attack aircraft were lost in the fiscal year ending June 30, 42 less than estimated. The defense secretary, vacationing in Oregon, was not on hand for the Johnson-Westmoreland talks which the President said ranged   over   more   than three dozen subjects and continued into the early morning hours. Westmoreland, who described the conference as "officially profitable," left with instructions from Johnson to tell his men that "their determination and their courage in Viet Nam will .je matched by a dedicated resolve and support here at home.1' Like  Johnson.  Westmoreland praised U.S. troops. "They are a credit to America and our society," the four-star general said. Westmoreland was asked about the constituent assembly elections coming next month in South Viet Nam. He replied that while he is a military man rather than a politician, "we do feel the election has high prospects of being successful." Westmoreland had been in Hawaii since Wednesday conferring   with   Adm.   U.S.   Grant Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 May Be Held Tomorrow... Ready To Take Pictures... Spacecraft Perfect Moon Orbit By NEIL GILBRIDE WASHINGTON (AP) - A settlement agreement in the 39-day airlines strike was announced today, subject to a vote of appro val  by 35,400 strikers against five  major airlines. Assistant Secretary of Labor James J.    Reynolds said in announcing the tentative contract agreement that a vote by the striking  members of the AFL-CIO International Association of M a c h i n ists would be held "possibly and hopefully tomorrow." Union President P. L. (Roy) Siemiller said meetings of the strikers around the country would be called as soon as possible to explain the terms of the agreement and take a vole. Terms of the contract agreement were kept secret pending the vote but informed estimates placed the total three-year cost at some $90 million, or about 8 per cent per year. Top mechanics now make $3.52 per hour, plus fringe benefits. Asked how he felt about the settlement, reached after nearly 20 straight hours of Labor Detriment talks that began at 10:30 a.m. EDT Sunday, Siemiller said: "I'm tired. Let's go home/*        ;i Reynolds called the agreement a "memorandum of understanding" and emphasized it was not final until approved by the strikers who voted down a previous agreement negotiated in the White House. If approved by the striking mechanics, it would bring to an most costly strike in toe history of the airlines industry. While Siemiller declined to predict the outcome of the vote, the settlement in addition to reportedly containing considerably higher wages and benefits than the rejected White House package also contained a cost of living wage escalator clause. The wage escalator had been Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 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 ...... 13, 11 Editorial, Columns ..... 4 Social News .......... 3, 16 Today in History ........ 4 School News ............. 7 An AP Special Report____5 Area Servicemen ........ 8 Meet New Citizens......14 Superintendent Is Assigned To Black Moshannon By ROBERT COOKE PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A short snort from a little rocket has pushed America's Lunar Orbiter into an orbit around the Moon - a perfect spot, scientists say, from which to take close-up portraits of the pock-marked lunar surface. The 850-pound spacecraft, carrying cameras and other experiments, attained lunar orbit at 11:34 a. m. Sunday when   the   100-pound-thrast ----- rocket fired for 10 minutes. Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory said the blast slowed the shiny craft by 1,510 miles an hour, allowing lunar gravity to trap the Orbiter and swing it into orbit. Spokesmen for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Orbiter swings in an orbit ranging from 119 miles to 1,160 miles above the moon, every 3 hours, 37 minutes and 36 seconds. "It has passed its first goal, attaining orbit around the moon," said retired Navy Capt. Lee R. Scherer, program director for NASA, Sunday. "Its next task is to take the pictures. We're confident it will." The photo lission includes taking 350 pictures of a 3,000-mile-long strip of terrain along the lunar equator, where nine potential landing spots for American astronauts have been selected. The spacecraft orbit differed only slightly from the planned, or ideal, course, scientists controlling the device said. "That orbit is well within the vspacecraft's capability to complete the mission," said project director Clifford H. Nelson. Completing the mission will Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Red Chinese Laborers Help North Viet Nam By GEORGE MCARTHUR SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The American bombing of North Viet Nam has drawn an estimated 50,000 Red Chinese laborers across the border to keep road and rail supply lines operating, U. S. authorities say. More are probably available if needed. Whether they are called upon depends on political considerations as well as military necessity. The historical antagonism between. Viet-Nam and China is a factor that already must be troubling the Hanoi regime, the sources said. Any influx of Chinese poses a political problem for the North Vietnamese leaders. Authorities also assume that, in addition to the Chinese laborers in North Viet Nam, more may be working to keep the Ho Chi Minh Trail through Laos in operation. Unknown thousands of Vietnamese laborers are involved in maintaining the trail. This is particularly true of those segments of the sprawling jungle-covered route that have been provided surfaces hard enough for trucks. "We estimate that at any given moment they have between Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 +   r  +  +  +aaaahara|apB   |T -  f  � Mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday with showers and thundershowers ending Tuesday afternoon. Low tonight 62 to 68. High Tuesday 75 to 85. Sunrise 6:22-Sunset 8:10 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 5.00 (rising); Today 7 a. m. - 5.15 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 60; High 64; Overnight low 62; Precipitation 1.14 inches. Mid - State Airport Sunday low 48; High 64; Overnight low 64. Five - Day Forecast Aug. 16-20: Temperatures will average two to five degrees above normal with little day to day change. Showers are expected Tuesday and toward the end of the period. PHILIPSBURG - Robert E. Klingman, above, took over the duties of superintendent of Black Moshannon State Park last week. He was transferred from Poe Valley State Park where he had served as superintendent for the past two years. Mr. Klingman succeeds Ray W. Martz, who was named Prince Gallitzin State Park superintendent on June 23. Since that time Black Moshannon has been in charge of Robert Lyon, assistant regional superintendent at the Emporium Regional Office. Mr. Klingman was graduated from the West Virginia University School of Forestry in 1951. He is a native of Mifflinburg and is married to the former Anna Wehr of Lewisburg. He said that his immediate plans are to thoroughly familiarize himself with the park and its facilities. He spent several days here with Mr. Martz. Clearfield Fire Causes $500 Damage to Home Damage amounted to $500 when fire broke out in a house at 619 Bigler Ave., Clearfield, at 9:30 p. m. last night. A general alarm was sounded for the fire, which resulted from the explosion of a hot water heater at the residence of Mrs. Mary J. Guthridge. Assistant Fire Chief Del Wig-field said the fir caused damage to the wiring and ceiling in the basement of the Guthridge home. District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 451 Injured .............. 287 Damages ....... $322,015 Deaths ................ 13 Deaths Elsewhere ____   2 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 444 Injured .............. 348 Damages ....... $312,352 Deaths   ............... 10 Deaths Elsewhere ....   1 Donors Needed Commodore Youth for Curwensville Killed in Fall Bloodmobile Visit From Truck Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Assistant Treasurer Named by Trust Co. William S. Terry of Long-meadow, Clearfield R. D. 1, was today elected assistant treasurer of the Clearfield Trust Co. Mr. Terry, who has served as head general ledger bookkeeper for the Trust Company, was elected at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors this morning. 1 le also serves as treasurer of the Clearfield County Fair. He has been with the Trust Company since 1958. CURWENSVILLE - Last call for blood donors as the Curwensville Lions Club and Red Cross officials prepare for a Bloodmobile visit in this community tomorrow. The Bloodmobile will be located in the Curwensville Presbyterian Church from 12 to 6 p. m. Donors are urgently needed, especially in this vacation season when donations fall off and the demand for blood increases. Raymond Curry, president of the Curwensville Lions Club, and Mrs. Jacob Kantar, Red Cross Blood Program chairman for the Clearfield Chapter, noted that tomorrow's goal is 85 pints. Everyone between the ages of 18 and 59 is welcome at the loocimobile and a good many people will be needed to meet the quota, the chairmen said. Walk-in donors will be welcome anytime between 12 and (i p. m. to continue Curwens-ville's good support of the Blood-mobile on prior visits. COMMODORE - Rodney Allen Meckley, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Meckley of Commodore R. D. 1 and grandson of Mrs. Luella Haight of Clearfield, was fatally injured Friday afternoon when he fell from a moving pick-up truck near Dix-onville, Indiana County. State Police from the Indiana substation reported that the youth, along with his brother Robert, 14, and David Putt, 14, of Clymer R. D. 1, were all seated in the back of the pickup truck driven by Mrs. Donna M. Putt. The vehicle reportedly ran over a bump in the road and young Meckley was thrown out, striking his head on the pavement. Death was instantaneous and was attributed to a fractured skull and other head and neck injuries. lie was an eighth grade student in the Purchase Line Schools and  attended Calvary Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 aw �  mm �ft*: 1    1   i � p TWO GLEN RICHEY MEN were injured when this 1960 sedan rammed into a tree on Park Avenue Extension Saturday evening. Taked to the Clearfield Hospital were Howard J. Sloppy, 64, the driver, and James Gladfelter, 40, a passenger. Glen Rkhey Man Serious .. Seven Accidents People Injure Eight persons were injured and damage totaled $4,500 in seven weekend traffic accidents in the area. Two Glen Richey men were seriously injured Saturday evening when their car ran off Ogden Avenue Extension just south of Clearfield and struck a tree. Howard J. Sloppy, 64, the d river of the car, suffered a head injury and possible fractures of the left arm and right leg. He is listed in very serious condition today in the - Clearfield Hospital. A passenger. James Glad-feldter, 39, suffered facial injuries and injuries to his left arm and right leg and is listed in fair condition today at the hospital. State police from Clearfield said the car skidded off the side of the road and struck a tree. The accident occurred at 6:15 p. m. Saturday. Poth men were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Damage to the 1960 se- dan, which was a total loss, was estimated at $800. Three persons were injured Sunday afternoon in a one-car skidding accident on the Sandy Ridge Mountain. Mrs. Lcona A. Thompson, 50, of Tyrone, who was driving the car, and her son, Jeffcry. 13, and Kent Bowers, 9, of Roaring Springs R. D., were taken to  the  Tyrone  Hospital  by  a Democrats Open Headquarters At Clearfield The Clearfield County Democratic Committee opened a headquarters office today in the former Clearficlder Hotel building on South Second Street, Clearfield, it was announced by County Democratic Chairman Ed L. "Pete" Fisher. Hours are 10 a. m. to 4 p. in. daily with the mailing address as follows: Clearfield County Democratic Committee, P. O. Box 664, Clearfield, Pa., 16830. Mr. Fisher also announced the appointment of Mrs. Laura Harber o: Coalport as vice chairman of the county committee along with these other appointments: Mrs. Carol Kro-lick of Frenchville, secretary; and Isaac Bennett Jr. of Ma-haffey, treasurer. William Hawkins of Madera was named to the state com- Details Of Not Clear Air Offensive Over North Continues Without Letup By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Vict Nam (AP) - Military spokesmen reported today iwo more apparently mistaken attacks on friendly villages in South Viet Nam. In the first, five villagers were reported killed and 15 wounded in the Mekong Delta Friday. In the second, four civilians were killed and 35 wounded Saturday in the southern pari of the demilitarized zone between North and South Viet Nam. Two other erroneous attacks last week had been reported earlier. The circumstances of the attack in the Mekong Delta were not clear. A U.S. military spokesman said it had not been determined whether the casual-tics were caused by aircraft or artillery. He said the villagers were caught in an action involving South Vietnamese ground forces and supporting aircraft and artillery. One unconfirmed report said a hcJicopter gunship was involved. South Vietnamese authorities are investigating. The attack in the demilitarized zone was carried out by unidentified aircraft. A U.S. spokesman said a preliminary investigation showed no U.S. planes in the area at the time. In ground fighting, the U.S. command reported that a battalion of the 1st Cavalry (Airmobile) Divison clashed in heavy action with a battalion of North Vietnamese troops in the Chu Pong Mountains near the Cambodian border 18 miles southwest of PIci Me. The fighting erupted Sunday and broke off at noon today. A U.S. spokesman said American casualties were light, and North Vietnamese casualties were not known. , The air offensive over North Vict Nam continued without let- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7     Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7     Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Americans Told Full Tell Not Story, GOP By WILLIAM B. McFEETERS Progress Staff Writer PHILIPSBURG truth - "very   serious." - "The American people are not told all the truth - only half the truth/' Congressman Gerald R. Ford of Michigan, minority leader in the U. S. House of Rep* resentatives, declared Saturday at the second annual Republican picnic at Black Moshannon State Park. Rep. Ford claimed that the situation in Viet Nam is He pointed to Administration predictions made in 1963 that our troops would be out of Viet Nam within 18 months. Then, he said, we had less than 18,000 troops there, now, he declared, our troops in Viet Nam number more than 285,000 and the conflict may continue for years. He said the American people have good reason for not   believing   the   Adminis- of MINORITY LEADER of the U. S. House of Representatives, Gerald R. Ford, Michigan Republican, is shown as he addressed a rally of Republicans Saturday at Black Moshannon State Park. (Progress Photo) for sound tration. "We ought to have honesty and frankness; we don't have it under this Democratic Administration." Criticizing the policies "Big Daddy Johnson," Congressman Ford said the Democrats "slip, slide and duck every is-sue. They arc best known polilics rather than for policies. They arc long on promises and short on performances." Ford said the Democratic Party has run wild. He declared thai the platform promises of 1964 do not match the facts today. Citing points of record in which the war has been longed, the cost of living soared, interest rates have risen, and conditions in general have pro-has worsened, he called for the return of Republicanism in government. Ford had the highest praise for Congressman Albert W. Johnson of the 23rd District whom he termed a competent, qualified, and experienced legislator." He pointed to his "great record of government service'* and declared: "We badly need him back in Washington." He also praised 'he outstanding record of Congressman Herman Schneebeli.of the 17th District. "The American people are fed up with Rig Daddy Johnson and all the things he represents and are turning away from   t h e Please Turn to Pago I5t Col. 3   

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