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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 23, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle The reason a flying saucer doesn't stay very long? It's probably on one of those seven-planet tours in 14 days. The Progress Reader's Tip Tips for small game hunters can be found on Page 7. Vol. 60 - No. 199 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, August 23, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 36 PAGES TODAY Military Training Program Outlined NEW YORK (AP) - Secretary of Defense Robert S. Mc-Namara disclosed today Pentagon plans to accept for military training in the next 10 months 40,000 men ordinarily disqualified because of education and health reasons. He said the number would increase to 100,000 in the next fiscal year and in succeeding years. The men would undergo intensive training using facilities of the Defense Department - "the largest single educational complex the world has ever known" - to become "fully satisfactory soldiers," McNamara said in a speech prepared for delivery to the convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Aides in Washington described the training effort as unique and said men taken into the program will, like draftees and enlistees, be under military authority of the services. Pentagon spokesmen said 85 per cent or more of such trainees are expected to qualify for military duty. Those who do not qualify "will not be retained" in the service. McNamara told of the program in a speech that otherwise touched more on the war on poverty than the war in Viet Nam. The Pentagon chief declared at one point, however, the United States has kept its commit- ments from South Viet Nam to Berlin "and will continue to do so until reasonable settlements are achieved." He offered no hope an end to the war is forthcoming. "Our adversaries in Southeast Asia have come to respect our fire power," McNamara said. "It is clear now that they can only hope for a wavering of our willpower...they are of course mistaken." Former Vice President Rich- ard M. Nixon told the VFW convention Monday night the United Stales should be prepared for five more years of combat in Viet Nam "unless there is a substantial increase in the present war effort." And Nixon said "as of the present time I foresee no hope for a diplomatic settlement of the war..." McNamara led up to his announcement of the training program with a warning that "pov- erty in America makes our nation less secure." Obviously referring to racial disorders, he said since World War II state governors have had to call out the National Guard "no less than 59 times to put down disorders that could not be controlled by police." "We need not look as far as Africa, or Asia, or Latin America for poverty-induced tensions that erupt into irrational violence," McNamara asserted. "It has often happened right here in the United Stales. It has happened this year." Then McNamara blamed poverty for figuring in the rejection of 600,000 men a year for military service, but said military qualification standards need not be lowered. "What I do believe is that through the application of advanced educational techniques we can salvage tens of thousands of these men, each year, first for productive military careers and later for productive roles in society," he said, adding: "We are, therefore, in the current fiscal year going to accept 40,000 men who currently fall into the disqualification category - men who fail to score well on the standard aptitude tests, bul who when exposed to intensive instruction in military Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Clearfield Board Makes Plans For School Crossing The Clearfield School District Board last night assured a group of visiting parents that crossing guards will be hired and a petition filed for a traffic control light where elementary pupils must cross the relocated, four-lane Route 153 at its Mill Road-Race Street intersection. The parents . . . some 1 2 or 14 of them . . . attended the meeting to protest assignment of their children to either Plymptonville or Third Ward Elementary schools, and in some cases Leonard Grade, which would require the chil---dren to crpss the new high- Goss Awarded Contract For Football Lights R. D. Goss, Clearfield electrical contractor, last night was awarded the contract from the Clearfield Park Authority to install new field lights at the Driving Park football ficid. The Goss firm, with a bid of $10,940 was the low bidder for the work. A spokesman for the Park Authority said that "barring any unforeseen difficulties the lights should be ready for the first home football game Sept. 16." The lights will be installed on the roof of the grandstand and will replace the present lighting system which is over 30 years old. The present steel towers along the edge of the field will be removed to give spectators a clear view of the field. The 144 lights in the new system will be an iodine - quartz type with power of 1,500 watts. In other actions at last night's meeting of the Park Authority approved the purchase of 50 new chairs for the Community Building at the park. way. It was explained that room assignments are made on the basis of classroom equalization and to provide space for kindergarten bul that every effort would be made to provide safety regulations at the crossing. El-wood L. Rohrbaugh, superintendent of schools, added in his explanation of assignment policies that "we will give attention to reassignment when feasible and if it can be done without hurting the overall school program." In other business at the Board's regular meeting the directors approved the appointment of five teachers, accepted the resignation of another, heard and discussed at length other committee reports, raised the price of cafeteria meals and acknowledged a prolest from Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 THE FIRE CAME TO THE FIRE TRUCK - Firemen from Huntingdon took their 1923 Autocar pumper to the Central District Firemen's Convention at Bellefonte last week to appear triumphantly in q parade, but the trip home wasn't quite as triumphant. The old vehicle, formerly owned by the State College fire department, caught fire on Route 22 near Huntingdon Sunday when the gas line broke, spraying gasoline on the hot manifold. Minutes later the gas tank exploded, shooting flames 75 feet in the air. Stunned and saddened firemen are shown here waiting for, well, the fire trucks. One of them was slightly injured, and damage totaled over $1,000. (AP Wirephoto) Technical School Still in future, Director Says What is the status of Clearfield County's coming Area Vocational Technical School? The Progress checked with Edward R. Jacobs, director of the school, after a news release in a newspaper of a nearby town gave the impression that conslruction was about ready to begin, Mr. Jacobs explained, as has been explained and reported from Clearfield County School Board meetings, that an engineering survey of the proposed school site is now in its final. . . of office . . . phase. Engineer for the project is Allen Butler. When his report is completed it will be turned over to the archilect, Dean Kennedy, who will prepare preliminary building estimates for the Slate Department of Public Instruction. A bond issue will be advertised by tlie State Public School Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Council Airs Animal Law At Curwensville At Philipsburg Hospital ... Proposed Sketch Is Craft Loaded with Supplies... Seven Americans Killed As Ship Strikes Mine By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - An American merchant ship with war supplies for the fighting forces in Viet Nam was blasted by a Communist mine today and sank in the Saigon River. Seven of its American crewmen were killed. The mine ripped a gaping hole in the port side of the vessel, the 10,000-ton Baton Rouge Victory, and flooded the ship's engine room. The ship was run aground at the river bank 20 miles east of Saigon and it sank to the bottom with water up to its main - deck.-- New Move Hinted By Auto Union Industry's Big Three Rejects Demands On Pay Increase Inside The Progress Classified Ads..... 12, 13 Hints From Hcloise ..... 13 Comics ......... 15 News From Around World 8 Sports ................ 6, 7 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ...... II, 13 Editorial, Columns . 4 Social News.......3, 9, lfi Today in History ........ 11 School News ............ 5 State News Briefs ...... 13 AP State Spotlight ...... 5 World News Pictures - It Fair and cooler tonight with a low of 50 to 58. Partly cloudy Wednesday with little temperature change. Sunrise 6:30-Sunset 7:58 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 5.10 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.05 feet (falling); Precipitation .05 inches. Clearfield Weather Monday low 64; High 84. Overnight low 66. Mid - State Airport Monday low 62; High 82. Overnight low 63. CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Borough Council spent a lot of time talking about animals last night. Council began by considering an ordinance which would prohibit the stabling of horses within the borough except in certain circumstances. The "certain circumstances" would include instances where horses may be used for farming and where the maintenance and stabiling of the animals would be at least 100 feet away from any residence, home, business or office not entirely owned and occupied by the owners of the horses. The proposed measure would not affect stables already erected or in the process of erection, but the owners of these stables would have to abide by specified sanitation requirements. Such requirements would insist that stables be kept clean and free from all vermin and disease carriers, that manure piles be covered at all times and removed completely once a week and that all buildings, fences and retaining walls be kept in good maintenance and repair. After considerable discussion, Council decided to have Solicitor David S. Ammcrman redraft the ordinance to include cows, pigs and other livestock. Passage then is likely next month. It was pointed out that the long talked about ordinance is not designed to penalize any person or persons, but that such a measure is necessary in the Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Lab Facility Approved PHILIPSBURG - The architect's sketch for the proposed laboratory facility at the Philipsburg State General Hospital has been signed by Administrator Perry E. Curtis, the hospital's board of trustees was told last night. Mr. Curtis pointed out that the "lay-out" for the facility is as "we planned it . . . only it will be a one-story building." The sketch was signed with the provision that an adequate X-ray facility be housed in the basement of the proposed rehabilitation center and that the basement be on a level with the basement of the present hospital. Efforts had been made to have the ------ new X-ray and lab facilities Bradford Coal Given Order On Pollution HARRISBURG - The State Air Pollution Commission today ordered the Bradford Coal Co. of Bigler to bring under control air pollution caused by its coal handling operations and open coal piles. The commission's order, made by unanimous vote, gives the company 90 days to make the necessary corrections or face possible court action. The commission had informally asked the company to control the pollution several times before, as early as May 1963. Today's directive, however, is the first formal action taken by the commission against the company. A plan for abatement was submitted by the company in October 1965 and approved by the commission in November 1965. However, after an investigation and dustfall sampling was made, the plan was found Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Late in the day. the ship was reported blocking one of the two main shipping lanes to Saigon. Elsewhere in the war, the U.S. military command disclosed that a U.S. Marine amphibious force 1,500-strong landed unopposed on beaches 50 miles southeast of Saigon early Monday, and in the 36 hours that followed the landings had made no contact with the Vict Cong units believed to be operating in the jungle swampland in the area. Another Marine force had landed a week earlier 50 miles east of Saigon. Both were assigned a blocking role in Operation Toledo, a combined U.S.Vietnamese sweep against the Viet Cong 5th Division. No other major ground action was reported. In the air war over North Viet Nam, four U.S. Air Force F105 Thundcrchiefs tangled with four MIG17s Monday in a four-minule aerial battle 20 miles north of Hanoi. The MIGs attacked the Thun-derchiefs while they were bombing a road 10 miles north of the capital. Both sides ex- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Hospital Needs Doctor Under New Clearfield Plan The board of directors of the Clearfield Hospital last night heard reports of the newly-appointed standing committees, and conducted further discussion on the proposed mental health center. It was pointed out that federal approval of the mental health unit cannot be obtained until a psychiatrist is secured by the hospital. If a psychiatrist can be assigned on a --.-- part-time or full-time basis, housed in a two - story building. Preliminary plans on the laboratory are due at Harrisburg on Sept. 21, the administrator pointed out. Mr. Curtis also informed the board that he is going to Harrisburg on Sept. 2, to be present for the submission of a sketch on the rehabilitation center and the addition to the nurses home. Trustees William A. France, Arthur Rydberg and Miles Clev-enstine made tentative arrangements to accompany Mr. Curtis. In other developments, the board: Learned that Dr. Gilbert Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Clearfield Authority To Flush Hydrants Fire hydrants again will be flushed at Clearfield, the Clearfield Municipal Authority announced this morning. The work will be done each evening from 7 to 10 p. m., beginning tonight, and continue throughout the week until all sections of the community have been reached. The project, which has to be done from time to time, began last week. Municipal Authority crews are doing the hydrant flushing at night so that the water may settle in the lines by morning and spare customers turbulent or disturbed water. Court Begins Audit of Shapp County Units HARRISBURG (AP) - Dauphin County Court begins today to audit the primary campaign expense accounts of committees organized in Franklin, Mercer, Luzerne and Northumberland counties by Milton Shapp, the Democratic candidate for governor. Judge Homer L. Krcider audited the accounts of the Allegheny, Delaware and Crawford county committees Monday, wilh the focus on who signed certain vouchers and who authorized the committees to be formed. A group of 15 taxpayers --most of them Republican - has charged that many of the 27 Shapp for Governor committees' By A. F. MAHAN DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto Workers Union gives every indication it is not taking as final the Big Three automakers' rejection of contract reopening to give wage boosts to skilled workers. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler arc apprehensive as they shift into high gear on 1967 models, despite labor contracts which run until September of next year. Unrest within any major segment of their 700,000-man labor force hold, the threat of work stoppages or slowdowns. None wants this in a boom market such as has existed last year and this. GM, Ford and Chrysler separately turned down Monday a UAW demand for immediate contract reopening to give skilled workers an immediate wage increase of at least 50 cents an hour. The Big Three said reopening wasn't justified, pointed to upcoming automatic raises next month under current contracts and said, at least in effect, the union should abide by the three-year pacts signed in 1964. The UAW contends its tradesmen working in auto plants are underpaid when compared with those of similar skills working elsewhere, particularly in the building trades. There have been demonstrations to empha- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Police Check Theft MORRISDALE - A burglary at Hoover's Atlantic Service Station here is being investigated bv slate troopers from Clearfield. Cigarettes and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from the station during the night. Akron Youth Held In County Jail After Series of Incidents GRAMPIAN - Last night was an eventful one for 20-year-old James Burgess of Akron, Ohio. Within the mailer of a couple of hours he reportedly stole a truck, was involved in a traffic accident, apprehended while abandoning the wrecked car, arrested and lodged in the Clearfield County Jail. State police said Rurgess stole a 1965 truck belonging to William Russell of Curwensville R. D. 1, and was traveling through New Clearfield Dining Center Opens This Week The Shamrock Lounge, Clearfield's newest dining and entertainment center, is observing its grand opening this week. The Lounge, which adjoins the White Shamrock Motel along Route 322 east of Clearfield, is owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Bracco who also operate the motel. Specialties include steak and seafood dinners, and a variety of mixed drinks in a lavishly decorated atmosphere. The dining area can accommodate over 100 people. Tables on plush carpeting ring two sides of the dance floor with an orchestra stage and the bar enclosing the other sides of the dancing area. Wood - paneled plans for the unit can proceed. The center would be built at a cost of about $256,000, with a local share of about 20 per cent. The proposed building would join the hospital at the northern end and would consist of two floors with 15 beds, consultation rooms and a rehabilitation area. 11 is expected that the center would be similar to the one at Ridgway, with short-term patient hospitalization. At last night's meeting the "great need" for the center was stressed and the hope was expressed that necessary approval can be received soon. In other business, the board made the following standing committee appointments for the 1966-1967 term: Executive committee: A. Kirk Hile, president; Fred Diehl, vice president; A. Wilson Straw, treasurer; and Mrs. Bernyce R. Dnflon, secretary. Finance committee: S. K. Williams, chairman, Mr. Straw, Index Climbs to Hew Peak... Tips Given High Cost To Beat of Living Three Accidents Cause $1,460 Damage in Area Damage totaled $1,460 in three accidents yesterday in the Philipsburg and Winburne areas. There were no injuries. The first occurred at 4:05 p. m. on Route 17064 just east of Winburne. Stale Trooper Ronni Eilcr reported that a car driven by Dorothy Annis, 54, of Mun-son. rounded a curve over the center line and hit an oncoming car operated by Lionel Ham-er, 34, of Morrisdale R. D. Damage to the Annis car was estimated at $60 and to the Hamer automobile at $800. Damage to two cars amounted lo $500 at 7:50 p. m. in an accident on Route 322. one-half mile west of Philipsburg. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Please Turn lo Page 2, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn lo Page 8, Col. 5 By RAYMOND J. CROWLEY WASHINGTON (AP) - Here are some lips, negative and positive, on how to beat the high cost of living: ' Don'I: Get sick, eat so many omelets, hire a baby sitter so often, get a new hair-do before the old one looks real dowdy. Do: Walk more instead of riding, try an art museum once in a while instead of a movie, think twice before borrowing mortgage money at today's rates, take up bird watching instead of polo. The Bureau of Labor Statistics issued ils consumer price index for July Monday. As expected, it set a new record, as usual. The month's rise of four-tenlhs of 1 per cent brought the index to 113.3. This means it costs $11.33 to buy what cost $10 in 1957-59 - on the average and generally speaking. Food prices went up four-tenths of 1 per cent, but this was much less than is usual in July. However, egg prices took a whopping 5Va per cent jump when unusually hot weather curtailed production, Hence the advice to go easy on the omelets. The average housewife, though, cannot make a great big dent in the cost of living by attacking the food budget. For one thing, most folks have to eat. For another, Arnold Chase, assistant commissioner of labor statistics, cited figures to show food prices are not the deepest-eyed villain in the cost of living drama. Suppose, he supposed, that a family's grocery bill has been $25 a week. He emphasized he was speaking strictly of groceries, not paper napkins, detergents and the thousand other items in supermarkets. The July rise in costs added 10 cents to that bill. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 465 Injured ............. 292 Damages ....... $226,815 Deaths ........... 13 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 2 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 453 Injured .............. 349 Damages ........ $315,295 Deaths .............. 10 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 1
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