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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 26, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle A man's most difficult job today is trying to keep the Government from taking care of him. The Progress Reader's Tip Read surveys on Interstate Highways on Page 7. Vol. 60 - No. 202 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, August 26, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY U. S. Troops Victims of Bombing Error House Defeats Senate Proposal . New Callup Plan Studied By SEYMOUR M. HERSH WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Armed Services Committee is considering legislation that would authorize President Johnson to call to active duty an estimated 60,000 Reservists and National Guardsmen not now attached to units, it was learned today. Sources said the committee is expected to vote early next week on the proposal - described as the House's answer to a Senate amendment that would have given the President power to call up individual Reservists and Guards--- men with less than 24 months Shawville Girl Road Mishap A 17-year-old Shawville girl is listed in satisfactory condition at the Clearfield Hospital where she was taken by ambulance yesterday afternoon after her motorbike reportedly crashed into a guardrail fence at Shawville. The victim is Linda Shipley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shipley of Shawville. State police were not called to investigate the accident and details of it were not available this morning. Neither was the hospital able to give the extent of her injuries. The accident was one of three in the area yesterday. The others were in Clearfield and Chester Hill boroughs. The Clearfield accident occurred at 11:30 p. m. at the intersection of Bridge and North streets and involved cars driven by Howard L. Beish, 39, of 15 West Fifth Ave., Robert C. Rob-bins, 27, of 414 E. Locust St., and Mrs. Ann Kukla, 58, of 403 West Sixth Ave. The cars driven by Mr. Rob-bins and Mrs. Kukla were both going north on Second Street and were stopped for the traffic light. active duty. The President had not asked for such authority. The House rejected the Senate proposal-tied to the massive $58-billion defense money bill- by a vote of 378 to 3 Thursday. Members then voted 381 to 1 for the appropriation bill and sent it back to the Senate. Members and staff of the Armed Services Committee sharply criticized the Senate proposal today in a series of interviews, describing it as poorly thought out, hastily conceived and sloppily written. "The Senate amendment was not thought out well and it will have grave repercussions," committee chairman L. Mendel Rivers, D-S.C, said. "Our committee is dealing with the subject and is going to put out a bill," he added. "We don't like the (Senate) Appropriations Committee barging in." Rivers described his committee's pending legislation as a "reserve forces bill of rights" and said it would spell out by law the makeup and administration of the Reserves and National Guard. The bill was written by a subcommittee headed by Rep. F. Edward Hebert, D-La., after months of hearings into the matter, Rivers said. Although Rivers and other committee members refused to say more, a high committee source said a key provision of the Hebert bill "simply provides that any Reservist or Guardsman who is not attached to a DEFLATED BALLOON lies in a field near Allemans in southern Clearfield County this morning as youngsters examine the gondola in the background. Balloonist Tracy Barnes, who is flying cross-country, came down in the field after apparently setting a new world altitude record for balloons. (Progress Photo) U. S., Soviets Face Common Task In Bid To Avoid War President Tells Idaho Audience full-Scale 'N' Exchantje Would Claim Millions of lives By KARL R. BAUMAN ARCO, Idaho (AP) - President Johnson said today the United States and the Soviet Union face the common task of searching for every possible area of agreement to lessen the chances of a nuclear war. Johnson said that a full-scale nuclear exchange between the East and the West, whether caused "by design or by chance," would kill almost On Cross-Country Trip... Scientists Hope Balloonist Comes lo Tame Terror Down in County Of Hurricane Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Guardsmen Plan To Return fire In Cicero March CHICAGO (AP) - The commander of the Illinois National Guard says that Guardsmen will shoot to kill if they are fired upon during Sunday's planned march of 3,000 open-housing demonstrators in suburban Cicero. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders meet today with city and clerical leaders in an attempt to reach an agreement on the housing conflict which would halt the Cicero march. King said Thurs-day he would suspend protest parades if a satisfactory agreement is reached. A civil rights march Thursday night drew little attention. Three weeks ago in the same neighborhood, a similar demonstration brought out white hecklers who stoned and screamed Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 it Y" To Close For Repairs, Cleaning James E. Brouse, executive director of the Clearfield YMCA, announced today that the "Y" will be closed from Monday to Sept. 6 for repairs and general cleaning. On Sept. 6 the "Y" will reopen, and on Sept. 12, the fall-winter schedule will begin for the 1966-67 season. Commissioners Vote To Join Tri-County Unit The Clearfield County Commissioners at a regular public meeting yesterday afternoon voted to join the Tri-County Community Action Agency but decided against increasing their allocation to the county anti-poverty program. The tri-county agency, consisting of Clearfield, Centre and Clinton counties, will administer anti-poverty programs on a regional basis. The commissioners felt that unless Clearfield County joined the agency "it would be left out of future programs." However, the board unanimously voted against upping the county's financial participation in the anti-poverty program. A request had been made for $3,800. Instead, the commissioners approved providing office space, telephone service and office supplies to an amount not exceeding $1,500. Also unanimously passed were resolutions to provide burial and memorials fees for members of the armed forces killed in combat in Viet Nam, and to enter into an agreement with the Allegheny County Workhouse for the last six Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 ALLEMANS - A balloonist flying coast to coast landed near this Clearfield County community south of Janesville near the Clearfield-Cambria county line last night. But the reason for the landing remained a mystery today as two Progress reporters searched the area near an unoccupied hunting camp for the man. Tracy Barnes, 27, of Chester, S. C, called the Associated Press at Pittsburgh last night lo report the landing but neither AP or other area newsmen have heard from Barnes since. The Federal Aviation Agency station at Mid-State Airport said this morning that it has had no contact with Barnes. The only contact with Barnes was reported by Glen Wise of the Wise Gas Co. at Clearfield who reported that the balloonist had called his firm and said that he would pick up gas for his balloon tanks at Clearfield this afternoon. Barnes did not say where he was calling from. One Progress staffer reported from the site this morning that the deflated balloon is lying in a field and contains quite a few large holes. Barnes had told the AP last night that he planned lo resume his flight today and was confident that he had set three Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Clearfield County Had 937 farms In '64 Census A total of 937 farms was counted in Clearfield County during the 1964 Census of Agriculture, the U. S. Department of -Commerce's Bureau of the Census reported today. In the last previous Census of AgricuKure (1959), the tolal counted in the county was 1,137 farms. The 1964 total is published in a preliminary report on the county just issued. The report also shows that average farm size in the county was 113.5 acres and that the average val- Plcase Turn to I'uge 2, Col. 1 State Superior Court Candidate To Address Chestquehanna Club Judge Juanita Kidd Stout of Philadelphia, Democratic candidate for the State Superior Court, will be the featured speaker at a corn boil sponsored by the Chestquehanna Women's Democratic Club next month. Judge Stout will speak in the Bell Township Grange Hall at McGees Mills at 6 p. m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Mrs. Louella Bennett, club president, announced that Jo Hays of State College, state Senate candidate, and Edmund J. Zitzelberger of Clearfield, candidate for the General Assembly, will also address the club. Shapp Audits Ended; Court Decision Next HARRISBURG (AP) - The audits of 27 local Shapp for governor committees are over. Dauphin County Court now is faced with the task of wading through volumes of testimony to determine if any violations of election law occurred. The court completed the final three audits Thursday, hearing 25 cases this week with two jurisdictional appeals filed with the State Superior Court. The two appeals were submitted Thursday by attorneys Raymond J. Bradley of Philadelphia and Harold Prowell of Harrisburg, who represent the Southwest Shapp Committee and the "Arthur Boyle and Kelley Committee." Bradley said the appeals were filed at the direction of Arthur J. Boyle, treasurer of the Southwest organization. Judge Homer L. Kreider previously had overruled motions by the two lawyers to dismiss the petitions for audits of the primary accounts on the ground that the court had no jurisdiction in the matter and the petitions, themselves, were deficient. No immediate opinions on the Fair and a little cooler tonight. Low 50 to 57. Mostly sunny and a little warmer Saturday, Sunrise 6:33 - Sunset 7:53 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 5.00 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.00 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Thursday low 52; High 74. Overnight low 58. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 42; High 72. Overnight low 53. Five - Day Forecast Aug. 27-31: Temperatures will average three to five degrees above the daily normal highs of 76 to 80 and lows of 58 to 59. It will be warmer over the weekend, then cooler toward the middle of next week. Scattered showers the first part of next week By BEN FUNK MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Faith, smashing across the northern fringers of the Leeward Islands, edged closer today toward a target area where man may make the first sustained effort to tame the terror of the tropics. Scientists from Washington and California began converging on Florida, ready to bombard Faith with silver iodide crystals if she thrashes into a selected target area sprawling across the Atlantic just north of the storm's present position. A northward swing already had taken the lower Leeward Islands out of the area of greater danger, lessened the peril to Purto Rico, and increased the chance that Faith would become a historic guinea pig. "There's an outside chance that we can seed her tomorrow," said Dr. Cecil Gentry, alternate director of the U.S. government's Project Slormfu-ry. "The chances will be better Sunday. Our forces arc being 300 million people. He said U.S. objectives in Viet Nam do not threaten the vital interests of the Soviet Union or the territory of any of her allies and that the Soviets have a very large stake in the peace and security of Southeast Asia. Johnson's speech was prepared for his visit to the national reactor tesliti" station here as he moved into the second consecutive weekend of personal appearances. He visited five Northeastern slates last weekend. Later today he was scheduled to speak in Denver. Colo., and Pryor, Okla., in what the White House described as a nonpoliti-cal trip. At Arco. the President said progress in peaceful uses of atomic energy has "merely raised the curtain on a promising drama in a long journey to a better life." "But there is another - and darker - side of the nuclear age that we cannot forget," he added. "This is the danger of destruction by nuclear weapons. "True, these weapons have deterred war. "True, they have helped to check the spread of Communist Thief Repents, Returns $200 At Chester Hill CHESTER HIM,-Sonic $200 taken from the Wilbur Wade home cm Florence Street here lias been returned. Police Chief l.yle R. Fowler said the money, which was stolen from the home Saturday evening while Mr. and Mrs. Wade were away, was returned yesterday morning when no one was at home. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Injured Please Turn lo Page 6, Col. 5 LAWMAKERS KEPT BUSY WASHINGTON (AP) - Political campaigning is beginning to interfere with congressional business as the House and Senate wend their respective ways toward an adjournement still weeks off. Hearing Set on Area Bus Line Dispute HARRISBURG (AP) - The Public Utility Commission has scheduled a hearing in Bclle-fonte Oct. 21 on a dispute between two bus lines in the State College-Clearfield area. The PUC said Thursday that it has received a complaint from Fullington Auto Bus Co., Clearfield, charging thai the Suburban Express Co., State College, is furnishing unauthorized charter service. Each line also has protested the other's proposal to provide regular bus service in the southern part of the state, the PUC added. Glen Richey Man, in Crash, Dies in Hospital Howard J. Sloppy, 64, of Glen Richey, who was injured in a traffic accident Aug. 14, died in the Clearfield Hospital this morning at 8:15 o'clock. He had been listed in very serious condition since he was admitted to the hospital with head, leg, and arm injuries. Mr. Sloppy was the driver of a car which skidded off the side of Ogden Avenue Extension and crashed into a tree. , Funeral services have not been completed by the Bennett Funeral Home and will be announced tomorrow, along with a complete obituary. County Court Term To Open On Monday The September term of Clearfield County Court opens Monday morning with the convening of the grand jury and the selection of a jury and the start of testimony in the first civil case. At present, eight weeks of court, including both civil and criminal trials, are scheduled. Persons selected for jury duty during the first two weeks of civil trials include: Lewis E. Beers, Coalporl; Gertrude Bellmore, Curwensville; Ralph E. Bortot. Curwensville; Frances .VI. Bruzga, DuBois; Ethel S. Cardon. Clear-fidcl; George Cavancr, Irvona; Glen C. Clinton, DuBois R. D. 2; Anna H. Connelly, Luthers-burg; Mrs. Bessie Copenhaver, Clearfield; Charlotte Copenhaver, Ramey. Seven Die In Napalm Strike Air Force Absolved In Attack During Savage Jungle Battle By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON. South Viet Nam (AP) - Two U.S. Air Force Su-pcrsabre jet fighters dropped fiery napalm by error today on soldiers of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division fighting a savage jungle battle against 500 Viet Cong only 20 miles north of Saigon. The accidental strike took a heavy toll of infantrymen. Some reports said seven Americans were killed and more than 20 wounded. Maj. Gen. William E. De Puy, division commander, flew to Saigon to give newsmen an account of the bombing. De Puy absolved the Air Force of blame for what he called "this unfortunate na-palming of our own troops." He said the infantrymen called in air strikes "very close" to their own positions, but "we did not ask for napalm on our own troops." De Puy said. "It was a rough battle in which we killed more of them than they killed of us, but not as many as we would have liked to have killed. "As of now, we have 53 VC (Viet Cong) dead." De Puy said the enemy toll would mount as his men pushed through the jungle area and found bodies of Viet Cong killed by repeated air assaults and artillery barrages. De Puy said the napalm was dropped only five minutes after a fight between men of the division - the Big Red One - and elements of the crack Viet Cong battalion. It occurred north of Lai Khe near norlh-soulh Highway 16 where three battalions of the division pursued the Communists who had engaged the American infantrymen In a bloody fight through the day Thursday. The enemy unit was identified Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Inside The Progress Classified Ads 12, 13, 14 Hints From Heloise ...... 3 Comics ............. 15 News From Around World 6 Sports ............. 10, 11 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ........... 8 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ...... 3, 16 Today iif History ........ 8 School News ........... 5 Church News .......... 8, 9 Fair Prize List ......... 14 Moshannon Marine Based in Viet Nam DA NANG. VIET NAM - Marine S. Sgl. John P. Mc-Clusick, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. McClusick of Moshannon, Pa., is a member of Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron 235. (VMF-AW-235), First Marine Aircraft Wing, Da Nang, Vict Nam. VMF-235 uses the F-8E "Crusader" jet aircraft, and is the only land-based crusader squadron in Viet Nam. His squadron's mission is to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft and missiles under all types of weather conditions, at day or night. Tako, Parent firm List Higher Sales, Earnings PITTSBURGH - Tyson Metal Products, Inc., Pittsburgh based manufacturer of food service equipment, today announced new record highs in sales and earnings for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1966. (Tyson has a subsidiary, Taf-co Inc., at Clearfield.) Nathan N. Tyson, company president, said that sales for the year were $5,487,535, a 27 per cent increase over the $4,319,078 last year. Net earnings were up 34 per cent to $139,146, or 55 ccnls per share, compared with $104,232, or 41 cents per share, in the previous year. Mr. Tyson said that both of the company's plants - at Clearfield and Pittsburgh - are producing at a record pace, and Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 County Council Gets $964 in State Aid HARRISBURG - Secretary of Commerce John K. Tabor today announced approval of Industrial Development Assistance checks totalling $18,740.69 to 11 Pennsylvania counties: They included Clearfield County for whom a cheek in the amount of $964.12 was presented to Fred L. Rhonds, pres- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 PRR CARS DERAILED - Pictured here are some of the seven Pennsylvania Railroad coal cars which derailed near the Osceola Mills yard early yesterday afternoon. Work crews spent all night repairing the damage. The derailment tied up both rail and highway traffic most of the afternoon. (Progress Photo) Seven Railroad Cars Derailed At Osceola OSCEOLA MILLS - Seven empty coal hopper cars jumped the tracks at 2:10 p. m. yesterday at the edge of the Pennsylvania Railroad yard here and tied up both highway and rail traffic for several hours. The cars, part of a 118-car train pulled by four diesel units, Lft the tracks just after passing over a switch. One car plunged down over a "0-foot embankment. Part of it remained on the railroad right-of-way and the end of it was on the Phoenix highway. It remained on its wheels and the highway was not blocked at this point. The highway was, however, blocked by the train at the crossing near the old staiton until 5:30 p. m. Work on removing the wrecked cars and repairing the damaged track continued until 9:30 a. m. today. A wrecker train sent to the site left for the return trip to Tyrone at that time. A number of rails were loosened but over-all track damage Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 24
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