Clearfield Progress, August 25, 1966

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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 25, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania 1k Cleai^idd TODAY - TOMORROW BY GEORGE A.SCOTT, EDITOR OF THE PROGRESS Education in Focus The County Office Curriculum-Instruction Improvement Development of curriculum and improvement of instruction in the public schools historically has been a major function of the office of the County Superintendent of Schools since it was set up by the State Legislature in 1854. This has been true of the Clearfield County Superintendent's office over the years and continues to be a top priority function today. A Modern Approach However, there have been drastic changes in the school administration setups from the one-room elementary and township-operated high schools to the jointures and now single districts, plus advances in teaching methods and curricula during the past 20 years. These changes naturally are reflected in the present-day approach of the County Office toward curriculum development and improvement of instruction. Direct supervision, rating and counseling with teachers, once the responsibility of the County Office in those schools under its jurisdiction (Clearfield Borough and Du-Bois City schools excluded), has been turned over to the administrators of the now larger, local districts; even the historically-mandated County Institute has undergone radical changes. At the same time, more supervisory services - for agriculture, home economics and special education - have been assigned by the Legislature to the County Office. A new and modern approach to curriculum development and improvement of instruction began in the Clearfield Ar,ea in April, 1962, with the appointment of W. Howard Mead, former Clearfield High School principal, as an assistant county superintendent. Specifically assigned the title and responsibility of "Curriculum Adviser," Mr. Mead works not only with the Clearfield County Schools but also with those in Centre and Clinton Counties, at the direction of the State Department of Public Instruction. 'In-service' Training Stressed Instead of the classroom visitations to work with individual teachers that were once the major duty of the assistant county superintendent, Mr. Mead sets up "In-service" training programs for teachers on a district or county-wide level, acts as a liaison between the State Department of Public Instruction and the area school districts in encouraging use of materials and services available from the Department, and works closely with administrators of the individual school districts in the three county area. "In-service" training programs, it should be explained, are special courses of study in new methods set up for teachers in specific fields, with college staff members as instructors. Funds from the National Defense Education Act have financed the programs. Generally, they are conducted in after-school hours. Twelve such programs were conducted in Clearfield County last year, the fourth highest number of any county in the state. These included 50 two-hour sessions in elementary mathematics at five different school centers in the county, 10 two-hour-iessions in remedial reading" for Special Education teachers, and six two-hour sessions in secondary English for junior and senior high school teachers. Since 1962, similar training programs involving all teachers in the area have been conducted in elementary and secondary science, mathematics, and on utilization and programming of educational television. Such "In-service" programs are gradually eliminating the traditional County Institute format of inspirational talks. The elementary mathematics program last year, for example, relieved these teachers of attending Institute and similar "In-service" workshops were held at the Institute for other teachers attending. The Clearfield Area Schools, it should be noted, have conducted their own similar programs or "Professional Days" in lieu of participation in County Institute for some years. Statewide 'Pilot' Programs During the coming school year and probably longer, Clearfield County Schools will participate in two statewide "pilot" programs that will completely take the place of County Institute. Both to be coordinated by Mr. Mead, they will involve a "Self Appraisal" of the elementary programs throughout the eight districts of the Clearfield Area and a "Self-Evaluation" in the junior and senior high schools. Teacher committees will survey all facets of study, following guidelines set up by the Department of Public Instruction, and will report their findings for final appraisal to the entire school faculty in a program somewhat similar to that followed by the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges in accrediting high schools. Consultants will be provided by the Department of Public Instruction and, if desired, an outside committee can be secured to check the self-appraisals or self-evaluations. A complete self-evaluation will be conducted by all junior high schools and in the Curwensville, Glendale, Harmony, Moshannon Valley and West Branch High Schools. Because they already have been accredited by the Middle States Association, the other three schools will concentrate on one phase of study each - Clearfield on Science, DuBois on English and Philipsburg-Osceola on Social Studies. Other Specialists Provided Other services provided by Mr. Mead include working with teachers in "Programmed Learning" for advanced students by calling their attention to. and helping them secure materials for advanced study by such pupils; development of "Team Teaching," whereby teachers with special abilities in certain fields can be made available for specialized instruction, dependent upon classroom schedules; and fwice-a-year circulation of publishers' book exhibits in school libraries of the three counties to acquaint teachers and pupils alike of the availability of new textbooks and reference books. Two other specialists - Edward T. Jacobs, director of the in-the-making Area Technical School, and Miss Bernadette M. Vavreck, supervisor of Home Economics Education and Food Service for Clearfield and Centre Counties - also work out of the County Office while a third, Marcus Herrold, Vocational Agriculture Supervisor for Centre, Clearfield and Clinton Counties, has his headquarters in the office of Centre County Superintendent of Schools T. Elwood Sones at Bellefonte. Mr. Jacobs recently submitted his resignation, effective in September, to take a new position in Montgomery County and no successor has been named. Miss Vavreck and Mr. Herrold work in the schools and with their-personnel in their specific fields - home economics and food service and vocational agriculture. Among Miss Vavreck's duties is a check on the school lunch programs^ The Progress Today's Chuckle Mealtime is that period when kids sit down to continue eating. Vol. 60 - No. 201 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, August 25, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Included in Defense Money Bill... House Debates Reserve Plan By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) - The House squares off today for a fight over including in a defense appropriation bill authority for President Johnson to call up some Reserves for active duty. The President has not asked for such authority. The provision was written into the S58-billion bill by the Senate. Tt was not included in the defense money bill originally passed by the House. Under present law, the President can call up Reserves only after declaring a state of national emergency, and then they usually are mobilized by units. The Senate-passed provision would waive the emergency declaration and authorize the President to summon Reservists as individuals, whether or not they were attached to organized units, to take advantage of special skills. The Reserves provision added by the Senate is not mandatory for the President. Spokesmen for National Guard and Reserve organizations opposed the proposal. They claimed it would wreck the Reserves. The Reserves provision was listed as the first order of business for today's House session. It was expected to be opposed by most Republicans and most members of the House Armed Services Committee which now is considering a separate bill dealing with Reserve forces. Under the Senate provision, Reservists or National Guardsmen could be called to active duty up to 24 months, minus any time previously on active duty for training purposes. Proponents of the Reserve provision have contended that many draft-age youths have signed up for Reserve and Guard duty to avoid induction for active military service. They argued that the policy of allowing young men to fulfill their military obligation without the risk of going into combat was unfair to those who are drafted or who volunteer for active duty. Since the appropriations measure passed by the House and the one approved by the Senate differed, the measures were sent to a Senate-House conference where a compromise was reached Wednesday. Among other things, the compromise included agreement for the House to vote on the Sen-ale's Reserves provision. The conferees agreed to go along with the Senate provision with modifying language requiring that the identities of Reserve units ordered to active duty be retained and that family and economic status be considered. Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 4 AT ACCIDENT SCENE - Pickup truck driven by Irvin R. Stewart, 65, of Woodland R. D. sits at left after being involved in a collision this morning with a dump truck which continued on down Route 970 at Pleasant Valley and overturned. Mr. Stewart is in fair condition in the Clearfield Hospital. (Progress Photo) fighting flares on Ground,Too... Heaviest Raid Of War Pounds Reds By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - American warplanes staged the heaviest of the war on North Viet Nam Wednesday, flying a record 146 missions, the U. S tary Command announced today. Fighting also flared on the ground today. U. S. Marines clashed again in brisk fighting with raids Mili- Woman Account Woodland R. D. Driver Injured A 65-year-old Woodland R. D. jiriyer; Irvin._Rt_Stewart, was "liamiUea To the Clearfield Hospital this morning following a collision of two trucks on Route 970 at Pleasant Valley. Hospital attendants listed his condition as fair. They said he suffered cuts of the face and head, an injury to the left shoulder and arm and a possible fracture of the right index finger. He is scheduled for X-rays today. Slate police said that Mr. Stewart, driving a pick-up truck, pulled out from h i s home onto Route 970 in the path of a dump truck operated by Charles T. Feather, 25, of Ai-toona R. D. 4. The impact forced the dump truck out of control. It traveled 90 feet, overturned and crashed Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 State Police Probe Two Area Burglaries Stale police from the Clearfield Substation are investigating two burglaries committed this week. One was at the Christianson and Johnson Coal Co. at Le-Contes Mills. Three electric motors and a commercial battery .wcEft-tak^nr^The value of the items was set at $200. Police said that sometime last night the Decatur Distributing Co. on Route 53 just outside Osceola Mills was also broken into. There was no immediate report on what items, if any, were taken. Barber Sells After 76 Years In Same Shop PHILIPSBURG - After a career of 76 years in the same barber shop John Nixon is selling his business at 428 N. Front St., one of the community's oldest business establishments, to James R. "Archy" Williamson. Mr. Williamson was graduated from high school here in 1951, and was graduated from the Johnstown Barber School. He has been barbering at Altoona for the past 5Vi years. Mr. Nixon, now 87 years old, suspended operations last month and moved from his home adjoining the shop to Cold Stream where he has taken up residence with his son-in-law Pechan To Press for State Taking Quehanna Control HARRISBURG - Senator Albert R. Pechan said today that he will press his efforts to have the Commonwealth re-acquire lands in the Quehanna area, remaining in the Curtiss-Wright development, for recreational use by hunters and fishermen. He said that he had been contacted by several sportsmen's organizations, urging that the state take over these lands, once leased to Curtiss - Wright New Highway Paving Method To Be Utilized A new method of highway "paving will be tried next month for the first time in Pennsylvania on a district Keystone Shortway project. Known as the slip form method, the idea was translated into a highway working form in the western states after being introduced in California. It will be introduced in Pennsylvania on Section 36 of the Shortway, a 4.68-mile section from three miles east of Viaduct to Snow Shoe. It is estimated that the state will save more than $10,000 on this project alone because of the method. Slip form paving does away with the need for steel side forms in laying concrete. This Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 In Harrisburg Court... Curwensville Tells of Shapp HARRISBURG - Mrs. Mabel Pierson of Curwensville, treasurer of the Clearfield County Shapp committee, was the only witness for the county to testify in yesterday's Dauphin County court audit of funds used by Milton Shapp in his successful primary campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Questioned by Shapp's attorney, Raymond J. Bradley, Mrs. Pierson said she had no written authorization from Shapp to serve in the post and had not filed any authorization with the Clearfield Coun- - ty Election Board. Bradley then told the court that the fact that Shapp contributed funds to the county committee was authoriz,alioa..in itself. One allegation by the 15 taxpayers who requested the court audit was that the Clearfield County account contained anonymous contributions of $835 "in flagrant violation of the law." But Mrs. Pierson explained that the amount included $825 from the Erie County Commit- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 7 Inside The Progress Classified Ads . . 20, 21, 22 Hints From Heloise - 12 Comics .......... ...... 23 News From Around World 22 Sports .............. 16, 17' Obituaries .............. 22 Hospital News ........ 2, 6 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ...... 3, 11, 24 Today in History ........ 6 Church News .......... 15 Sunday School Lesson .. 18 State News Briefs........ 2 Fair Prize Lists ......9, 14 Meet State Police Boss .. 2 Remember Rudolph Hess? ................ 19 255 Detour Lifted A detour of Route 255 at Hollywood was lifted this morning, the State Highway Department county maintenance office at Hyde announced. The detour went into effect Aug. 12 after an abandoned mine began caving in near the highway in the community. A department crew constructed a temporary bridge over the mined area. School Opens Tuesday At Moshannon Valley AMESVILLE - All schools of Moshannon Valley School District will open for the 1966-67 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Bus schedules will be approximately the same as last year. Cafeterias will open for the serving of meals on Wednesday, Aug. 31. The price of meals will be: elementary students, 30 cents; high school students, 35 cents; all adults. 45 cents, Students should bring their cafeteria money on Tuesday. Junior and Senior High School pupils, will meet in the gymnasium on the morning of the first day. Court Turns To Shapp Expense In 3 Counties HARRISBURG (AP) - Dauphin County Court turns today to the audit of expense accounts filed by the Lackawanna, Beaver and Elk County committees which supported Milton Shapp, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the May primary election. Five audits actually remain, but attorneys Raymond J. Bradley and Harold ProweLl notified Judge Homer L. Kreider last Thursday that they intend to appeal two cases to the State Superior Court. They involve the audits of the Southwest Shapp for Governor Committee and the Arthur Boyle and Kelley Committee. Judge Kreider previously rejected their motions to dismiss the audits. They told him Wednesday they planned to officially file their appeals of that ruling today. The docket was cleared of the bulk of the cases Wednesday North Vietnamese army regulars in the northern provinces of South Viet Nam. The Military Command disclosed that the Leathernecks were engaged in two new operations and so far have killed 188 of the enemy. Fighting also erupted 20 miles north of Saigon where units of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division engaged a reinforced company of Viet Cong troops early today. In other developments: -The Military Command announced that the number of American servicemen in Viet Nam had surpassed 300,000. A buildup to 350,000 to 400,000 is expected by the end of the year. -U.S. battle deaths for the week that ended last Saturday were 91, ten fewer than the week before. In addition 425 Americans were wounded and eight were listed as missing or captured. South Vietnamese forces had 216 killed and 414 wounded or captured. -Premier Nguyen Cao Ky, opening South Viet Nam's national election campaign, called Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Contract Awarded For Water System At West Decatur WEST DECATUR - O'Brien and Sons of Monroeville has been awarded the contract for general construction of a community water service system here, the West Decatur Authority announced today. Authority Chairman Lewis Shaw stated that the contract has been submitted to Harrisburg for approval. It is expected that the check for the loan from the Farmers Home Administration will be mailed within a week. The contractor is to be notified as soon as loan arrangements are completed and is expected to move into the community and begin work immediately, the chairman said. According to Mr. Shaw, the contractor has estimated that the project will take six to seven work-weeks to complete, Purchase Line Schools Begin Classes Monday COMMODORE - All schools of the Purchase Line School District will begin the 1966-67 school term on Monday, Aug. 29. School will be in session a full day. Cafeterias in all centers of the school system will be in operation on the first day of school. School bus routes and lime schedules will very nearly coincide with those in effect during the 1965-66 school term. The following faculty members have been elected to fill existing vacancies within the elementary schools of the district: Mrs. Kathryn Liptak, Mrs. Barbara Jacobs, James Only One Change In West Branch Bus Schedule LANSE - Only one change will be made this year in the school bus schedules for West Branch students, Miss Beatrice Johnson, elementary supervisor, announced today. The West Branch Schools will open Sept. 6 and the cafeterias will also open on that day. Cafeteria tickets for five-day weeks will be $1.25 for grade students and $1.50 for those in high school. The only bus schedule changed for the coming year is bus 5. It will leave Munson at 7:55 a. m., Chalkans at 7:57; Royal Mine Road 7:59; Wisors 8:01; Hublers 8:04; Whispering Pines 8:06; West Branch High School Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 8 IT'S OFFICIAL - Mrs. Avanelle Graham of Graham Mobil* Homes presents gift-wrapped keys of five new mobile classrooms to Clearfield Superintendent of Schools Elwood L. Rohrbaugh. Witnessing the ceremony are Frank Feeney, left, president of Bond Trailers, builder of the classrooms on wheels; Charles A. Vogel-song Jr., administrative assistant of the Clearfield District, and, to right, William A. Bishop, coordinator and director of the Federal ESEA programs for the schools. Trailers To Be Used in District As Classrooms School was never like this before, may be the reaction of some pupils in the Clearfield School District as classes are held in classrooms that move around. Five trailers, outfitted with the latest in teaching aids and services, will go into use this term. They were purchased by the district under its Title I program of the Federal Elementary - Secondary Education Act to provide special and remedial education for deprived children. The trailers were built at Clearfield by Bond Trailers to specifications for classroom use. Features of the construction include institutional heating  air-conditioning and lighting units, institutional floor-covering for service and easy maintenance, double - hung windows, stainless steel double sink, built-in storage space and equipment fixtures, blackboard and display surface. Furniture, to provide facilities for 15 pupils and a teacher, is arriving this week. The trailers were delivered to the Senior High School parking area Monday and as soon as outfitted will be moved to their first location in time for school opening Sept. 7. 6356 ;

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