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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 20, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                SOME OF THE FISH killed in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at Clearfield yesterday are displayed by these youngsters from left: David Fenton, 10; his brothers, Ron, 7; and Denny, 9, and Fred Evans, 12. THE FISH DISPLAYED in the picture at left were snared by the boys as they waded into the river near the Clearfield County Jail. ALIVE AND DEAD fish can be seen in this picture taken at the boating launching area in Lower Witmer Park at Clearfield. The edge of the launch is visible at the left side of the picture. At Clearfield ... State Continues Fish Kill Probe The State Department of Health today continued an investigation into a fish kill on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at Clearfield. The kill, apparently confined to the immediate Clearfield area, was the second within the month. Upwards of 3,000 fish died at Curwensville during the first week of -- August. The Progress Today's Chuckle Before marriage a man yearns for a woman. After marriage the "y" is silent. Vol. 60 - No. 197 Our 56th Year       Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,   Saturday, August 20, 1966     15,155 Copies Daily       28 PAGES TODAY Machinists Okay Pact, 2-1 After Killing 227 Reds... Turkey Hit By Quake; Toll High Ministry Estimates Deaths at 3,000; Villages Destroyed ANKARA, Turkey (AP)-Rescue workers today counted nearly 1,000 bodies of victims from the catastrophic earthquake that ripped across eastern Turkey Friday and officials said the toll probably will go far beyond 3,000. The number of known and estimated dead rose by the hour as army and civilian rescue learns fought through the rugged, mountainous back country of (he quake-stunned area lo reach destroyed villages and towns. Officials reported many thousands injured. The full fury of the quake Friday afternoon hit the town of Varto, a community of 3,000 inhabitants. "It can be said thai nothing remained of Varto," a Turkish Army officer reported from the. scene. The Turkish Interior Ministry earlier had expressed belief the quake, which leveled dozens of other villages, might have taken 1,500 lives. Civilian officials at Varlo said 816 bodies had been recovered in that area alone and they estimated that at least 3,000 persons had perished in the surrounding desert of rubble left by the killer quake. They said scores of villages around Varto had been wiped out. A Turkish radio reporl said many inhabitants were buried under the wreckage, including Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 There was no estimate of how many fish were lost at Clearfield yesterday. Harris G. Breth, a past president of the Old Town Sportsmen's Association, said he counted at least 100 dead fish every 50 feet for the length of a city block. He and Jack Straley, chairman of the association's fish committee, expressed regret over yesterday's incident. They said that in their opinion the State Health Department and the Pennsylvania Fish Commission should undertake complete responsibility for determining what happened, how it happened' 'ancT what 16 do lo prevent future fish kills. Mr. Breth said he walked a portion of the river Lank this morning and said the bottom along the edge was literally lined with fingerling bass and bluegills. He said the bass were the young of bass stocked in the river by sportsmen last fall, but lamented that the entire crop was probably wiped out. Warren S. Merrow, sanitary engineer from the State Health Dcoarlment's regional office at Williamsport, said the kill appeared to be limited lo the still water backed up by the lower dam at Clearfield. As far as he could determine he said there were no dead fish above the Hyde bridge. Continuing, Mr. Merrow told The Progress today thai the fish apparently died of a lack of oxygen, noting thai persons in the vicinity of lower Witmer Park observed fish surfacing for air yesterday. At 7 p. m. he said the dissolved oxygen content was measured at between three and four parts per million. Three parts per million is considered Aussies Hunt N. Viets By .TOHN CANTWELL SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Australian infantrymen hunted remnants of a North Vietnamese battalion 40 miles southeast of Saigon today after battering the Communists with artillery fire and killing at least 227 of them. Gen. William C. Westmoreland, U.S. commander in Viet Nam, called the Aussies' action a "significant victory." Over North Viet Nam, U.S. pilots pounded oil depots in the left the area exploding in flames, the U.S. military command said. Elsewhere, the ground war was relatively quiet. U.S. troops reported little or no contact. At coastal Qui Nhon 280 miles southeast of Saigon, 800 fresh troops of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division came ashore today, raising the total of American manpower in South Viet Nam to 297,000 men. The new troops moved immediately to the division's  central  highland - head- southern panhandle Friday and. quarters at An Khe. Westmoreland sent a congratulatory message to the Aussies for their battle of Thursday night when they hurled back a human-wave attack by perhaps as many as 1,000 Hanoi regulars. A U.S. spokesman said American fliers flew 113 missions over the Communist north Friday were limited to the Haiphong area and the southern panhandle by bad weather. He said, the U.S. pilots struck Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Stock Airlines Prepare Market Drops On Anti-War Activities. Firemen Pick Approval Ahead Site, Officers, For HUAC Bill    Centre Queen Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 By CARL P. LEUBSDORF ous hearings by the Committee WASHINGTON (AP) - Legis- on Un-American Activities, lalion designed to curb the ac- "I think Congress is very re- tivilies of anti-Viet Nam war ceptive to this legislation," said groups appears headed for over- Rep. Joe R. Pool, D-Tex., acting whelming House  approval  on committee chairman, the heels of this week's tumultu- Other members agreed that - the   defiant   committee-baiting     ,j           q by antiwar witnesses and ad- InSlde The PrOjreSS mission  by  several  witnesses Classified Ads  ......  8, 9 ,thf they are communists will Hints From Heloise .... 12 lel� speed the Ration to ear-Comics                         11 ly HoUse PassaSe-M     r*� " ' *j   _j'mi' ' u .� Pool said he would seek corn-News From Around World 10 miH��             ,,, ,,,,i, ,, . ,    .                        .  . mittee approval next week of a oports       ............ e, 7 bin he introduced t0 authorize Hospital News .......... J maximum $20,000 fines and 20- Editonal, Columns ...... 4 ,,,,, . ., .        ,,,           ,,, , year jail terms for persons con- hocial News ........... u vjcted o{ helping the viet Cong Today in History ........ 4 or   North   vietnamcse   or   of Church News............ 5 trylng to block the movement of Tat?..?C�  ,                 I us- men *nd materials to Viet World's Week ............ 2    _ Obituaries ............ 2, 10 Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 2 Marches Planned Sunday ... Court Orders Restriction On Rights Demonstrations Fair tonight. Low 52-62. Sunday increasing cloudiness and mild with showers in the afternoon or at night. Sunrise 6:27-Sunset 8:02 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 5.42 feet (falling); Today 7 a. m. - 5.10 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Friday low 60; High 84; Overnight low 60. Mid - State Airport Friday low 51; High 80; Overnight low 52. CHICAGO (AP)-Civil rights leaders are under a court order restricting the scope of open housing demonstrations, which have been marked by violence in all-white neighborhoods, but Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said marches "probably will be resumed Sunday as planned." "We are prepared to put thousands in the street if need be," he said. Circuit Judge Cornelius J. Harrington issued the temporary restraining order Friday at the request of the city of Chicago and Police Supt. Orlando W. Wilson. His order limits the number of demonstrator; to 500, permits only one march a day, only during non-rush hour daylight periods and requires that police be given 24 hours advance notice of any demonstration. The city's complaint, filed at the direction of Mayor Richard J. Daley, accused civil rights Three Injured In Two Mishaps One person was hospitalized and two others less seriously injured in two of three traffic accidents in Clearfield County yesterday and this morning. Edwin D. Ross, 36, of Wood- been land, was admitted to the Clearfield Hospital late yesterday afternoon with head, nose and neck injuries suffered when his car crashed into the guardrail fence along Route 322 about four miles east of Clearfield. Mr. Ross told the state police city of Chicago" called the in-that he was traveling east when junction action "unjust, illegal Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5    Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 leaders of carrying out a plan of "creative tension." It said that "major civil disturbances erupted" in June and July "resulting in damages in excess of several million dollars to private property, the death of 27 persons and injury to 374 persons, including 61 police officers." The reference to 27 deaths apparently covered all killings attributed lo racial tensions in the city. No violent deaths have reported during the marches into white neighborhoods in support of open housing. Two persons were shot and killed during riots on the West Side in mid-July. King, who said earlier that "Sunday will be a big day in the BELLEFONTE - "Huntingdon in 1967" was the verdict of the Central District Volunteer Firemen late yesterday afternoon as they concluded the annual convention business meeting by selecting next year's convention sile. They also changed the convention dates from the third week of the month to Aug. 3, 4 and 5 to coincide with that community's sesquicentennial celebration. Orville L. Holland of Huntingdon was elected to succeed Philip P. Saylor of Bellefonte as the Cenlral District president. Re-elected to office were: Donald P. Lingafelt, Hollidays-burg, secretary; J. Stevens Bair, Altoona (a former resident of Philipsburg and Osceola Mills), treasurer; and J. Rex Bloom, Curwensville, chaplain. Miss Tharan Williams of Julian, who previously was chosen as queen of the Centre County Volunteer Firemen's Association, emerged last night as queen of the Central District's 74th convention. She will lead tonight's big parade with other m"n,linr': of her court. Miss Dianne Griffin of Hol-lidaysburg, queen of the Blair County Volunteer Firemen's Association, was the first runner-up and Miss Patricia Eck-berg of Houtzdale, queen of the Clearfield County Volunteer Firemen's Association, was the By ED MORSE AP Business News Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market this week took its worst fall in more than four years, rivaling the drop of May 1962 just prior lo the "Black Monday" plunge. Watl Street was wrapped in gloon. over high interest' rates, tight money and the possible fate of business and the economy later in 1966 and in 1.967. The market fell sharply every day. But there was no panic, no rush to sell. Volume did pick up to 32,632,260 shares from 28,411,-250 the week before. It was the largest since the week ended June 25, when 35.7 million shares changed hands. Many of the most profitable glamor stocks in electronics, office equipment, photography and airlines were hit hard. Blue chips in all categories gave ground, resulting in stiff losses to the averages. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks fell 13.3 to 289.0. its lowest since Jan. 20, 1964. This was its worst weekly loss since the week of May 26, 1962, when it fell 16.3 in the worst weekly drop on record. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 35.91 this week to 804.62. This was its lowest since it dropped to 800.31 on June 8, 1964, and its worst loss since the same 1962 week when it declined 38.82. On the "Black Monday" of May 28, 1962, the AP average fell 13.4 and the Dow Industrials For First Flights By NEIL GILBRIDE WASHINGTON (AP) - Jet planes of five major airlines prepared to wing skyward today after machinists ended a six-week strike that profoundly shook the administration's economic policy and gave Congress its biggest political scare in years. "The strike is now over," said President P. L. Roy Sie-miller of the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists after militant union members voted 17,727 to 8,235 to accept a lucrative new contract and end the worst airlines - walkout in U. S. history. Big Three Will Discuss Pay Proposal By WIIITEY SAWYER DETROIT (AP) - Againsl a background of unrest among skilled tradesmen over work orders and wages, aulo industry representatives meet Monday with the United Aulo Workers on a proposal thai skilled workers be granted an immediate pay raise. The UAW's contracts with the Big Three - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler - don't expire for another year. The union wants lo reopen the agreements to negotiale a wage increase. The industry is expected to reject the proposal, which comes as it is beginning production of 1967 models. Ford Motor Co. said 195 of 285 skilled workers on the day shift Shortly after the vole was announced, spokesmen for the five airlines - Eastern, United, Northwest, National and Trans World - said some flights would be taking off early today. The contract approval sending 35,400 strikers back to work permits Congress to drop politically explosive legislation that would have ordered strikers hack to their jobs for the first time in U.S. history. Organized labor had lined up solidly in opposition to the legislation. But it shatters White House guidelines designed lo limit wage hikes to 3.2 per cent a year and sets a precedent for other unions to cite in pressing for fatter paychecks. Estimated at a 6 per cent or more annual increase, the new contract gives 15 per cent in wage hikes over three years plus a cosl-oMiving guarantee against sharply rising prices worth up to 6 cents more per hour in the final year of the agreement in 1968. This means top-rated mechanics, who have been receiving $3.25 an hour, will be paid at least $4.08 an hour within three years. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1     Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1    Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 On New England Tour... Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Back-io-School Event Continues Clearfield stores will be open until 9 p. m. Monday as merchants continue their three-day back-to-school sales event. Closing time today will be 5 p. m. A total of 34 stores are participating in the annual sale designed to let parents lake advantage of low costs to get the children ready for the new school term. Johnson In Civil Bv KARL R. BAUMAN KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) -President Johnson, stumping across New England in campaign style, said today achievement of full rights and opportunities for Negroes "will avail us nothing if our society is torn by violence and discord," "We are, after all, one nation," Johnson said. "It is our destiny to succeed or fail as a single people - not as separate races." The President turned to civil rishts and racial rioting as he began the second day of his five-stale tour with an address ax a convocation at the University of Rhode Island. "The Molotov cocktail destroys far more than the police car or pawn shop," he said in a prepared speech. "It destroys the basis for civil peace and social progress. Warns Rights of Loss Violence "The poor suffer twice at the rioter's hands; first, when his Army Reservists Back from Camp A tired, but smiling group of Army Reservists rolled into Clearfield today after spending two weeks of summer field training at Camp Pickett, Va. The Clearfield unit, headquarters Battery is stationed al the Pfc. Melvin L. Brown Army Reserve Center at Golden Rod and is part of the 4th Howitzer Battalion, 92nd Artillery. "It was one of the best, perhaps the most instructive summer camps we've ever had," said Capt. John F. Brickley of destructive fury scars their neighborhoods; second, when the atmosphere of accommodation and consent is changed t� one of hostility and resentment." In a series of stops in upstate New York Friday, Johnson plugged for his Great Society program, pledged to "lake the profit out of poverty," announced an intensified effort to end pollution in the Great Lakes and said the United States was standing up for freedom in Viet Nam. He drew large, cheering crowds along the way. His schedule today called for other speeches in Manchester, N.H., Burlinglon, VI., and Lew-iston, Maine, before he boards the cruiser Northampton for an overnight trip lo join Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pear- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7    Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Clearfield Sale Will Continue All Day Monday   

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