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Publication: Clearfield Progress August 27, 1966

Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 27, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Before marriage, a man spends most of his time spooning around; after marriage, it's forking over. The Progress Reader's Tip For more football previews see Page 7. Vol. 60 - No. 203 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, August 27, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY "THAT'S WHERE I WAS" says balloonist Tracy Barnes of Chester, S. C, as he looks at a Pennsylvania map during his cross-country trip, the first to be made by balloon. Where he's going is harder to predict since his air-borne vehicle is carried by the wind. He expects to reach the east coast in a few days. Senate Passes Version Of Minimum Wage Law By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has passed its version of minimum wage legislation that would extend the law's coverage to at lea,st seven million more workers and boost base pay from the present $1.25 to $1.60 an hour. The Senate version, approved by a 57-17 vote Friday, now goes to a conference with the House. The House approved a similar bill 303-93 last May 26. Sponsors said they are confident the conferees will be' able to come to agreement quickly on a compromise version. The Senate action was a substantial victory for President Johnson, who has pushed the bill, and also promised to give the AFL-CIO its first major success of the 89th Congress. A Senate filibuster earlier this session killed the AFL-CIO's top-priority item - a measure that would have repealed section 14B of the Taft-Hartley Act. The section allows states to ban the union shop. The minimum wage bill won the votes of 42 Democrats and 15 Republicans on final passage. Opposed were eight Democrats and nine Republicans. Conferees on the bill will have to decide whether to make the new $1.60 wage floor effective Feb. 1, 1968, as the Senate voted and Johnson asked, or a year later as the House stipulated. They also must act on a Republican amendment inserted in the bill Friday over strong opposition that would reduce coverage of the bill by 185,000 workers. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Winston L. Prouty, R-Vt., provided that coverage of retail stores, hotels, motels, restaurants and some other businesses would extend in 1969 only to those doing more than $350,-000 in annual business. It passed on a 41-38 vote. The House bill, following the administration position, would include those doing $250,000 or more in 1969. Both versions would cover such enterprises next year if they do $500,000 or more of annual business. Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen sought to prevent any extension of coverage below the $500,00o level but lost on a 41-41 tie vote. This would have knocked out coverage of 967,000 employes. The bill would provide for three different wage schedules: - For the 29.6 million employes now covered by the law, plus 665,000 noncivil service federal employes brought in by the bill, the floor would go to $1.40 next Feb. 1 and then to $1.60 either in 1968 under the Senate version or in 1969 under the House. - For the 390.000 farm workers covered by the bill, it would start at $1 next year and then go up in four annual 15-cent steps to $1.60 in 1971. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 U. S. Bombers Fly 156 Missions... Grand Jury Will Consider Planes Strike North Viet Nam Cases Monday In Biggest Barrage of War Refuels at Clearfield ... Balloonist Expects To Land On East Coast in Few Days By BETTY HAMILTON Progress Staff Writer Balloonist Tracy Barnes of Chester, S. C, expects to land on the east coast "in a few days" with at least two new records to his credit. Barnes landed in a field at Allemans in Clearfield County Thursday evening and planned to take off "for -^-^----:-- Boys Completing Work in Clearfield Area State Forests A practical experiment in youth mobilization involving good, hard work is being completed deep in the state forests of the Clearfield area. For 10 weeks, two crews of 20 boys each have been clearing, painting, repairing and beautifying roads and buildings in the Parker Dam State Park, S. B. Elliott State Park, at the William F. Dague State Nursery and along state forest roads. somewhere on the east coast" early this morning. He reached a record for his class of balloons when he soared to 25,000 feet over Western Pennsylvania Thursday. The record is still unconfirmed but will be checked by the National Aeronautics Association whose instruments he carries in the balloon's gondola. The other record he can lay claim to without fear of dispute, is the first cross-country trip to be made by balloon. In addition to being the first, the trip is also about the longest cross-country jaunt since covered wagon days. When the 27-year-old Tracy landed near Allemans in Clearfield County Thursday, he had already been traveling more than four months since he took off from San Diego, Calif., April 9. When and where his record-breaking trip will be completed is pretty indefinite. A balloon, he explains, goes with the wind. About the only way you can control your course is by soaring to another altitude where the winds are moving in Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 County Sheriff Named To State Committee Appointment of Clearfield County Sheriff William "Bill" Charney to the legislative committee of the Pennsylvania Slier, iffs' Association was announced today by Paul A. Evans, president of the association and Jefferson County sheriff, Robert B. Bailor, sheriff of Cumberland County, is chairman of the committee. The boys, aged 16 to 18, of area youths to work und Corps program, sponsored by the State YMCA. Yesterday, as the program drew to a close, about 15 officials of the YMCA, area schools, the Department of Public Assistance and the Department of Forests and Waters toured the project areas by bus with a delegation of the boys. Following the tour, certificates were presented to the boys for completing the project and officials gave their impressions of the work at a program at Elliott Park. Participating in the tour and program were: Harold Groves, west central director of the State YMCA; Elwood L. Rohrbaugh, superintendent of the Clearfield Area Schools; Harry Heil, supervising principal of the Curwensville Area Schools; William E. Johnston, principal of Clearfield Area Senior High School; John Wilson, district forester; Lewis Wissinger, superintendent of Parker Dam State Park; and comprised the second group er the Neighborhood Youth six representatives of the Department of Public Assistance. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Area Shortway Firm Submits Rt. 22 Bids HARRISBURG-A Camp Hill firm, currently building a section of the Keystone Shortway in Clearfield County, has submitted the unofficial low bid for an improvement project in Perry and Juniata oounties, the State Highways Department reported yesterday. Hempt Brothers Inc. submitted a bid of $3,273,028 for the construction of 3.80 miles of separated highway for Route 22 between Millerstown and Thomp-sontown. It is an Appalachia project. The firm is in charge of Short-way Section 31 between Wolf Run and Pleasant Valley. The September Clearfield County grand jury will convene Monday at 9 a. ni. to consider 39 indictable cases. Heading the list is Jon Yount of DuBois R. D. 2, who is charged with the murder and rape of Pamela Sue Rimer of Luthersburg, one of his pupils in an accelerated math class at the DuBois Area High School. Three of the others are defendants who have been granted new trials after either pleading guilty or being convicted. They are Harold John Luzier, charged with burglary and larceny; Larry L. Berg, larceny; and Edward A. Peters, burglary and larceny. Other cases on the indictable list to be presented by the district attorney's office: Richard and Mary Maines, Box 5675, Clearfield, obstructing an officer; Joyce Davis, 432 West Front St., Clearfield, obstructing an officer; Richard Smith, LeContes Mills, removing or secreting property to defraud creditors; Charles E. Oaks of Westover R. D. 1, and Charles Black of Hastings, burglary and larceny. James M. Morgan, Mineral Springs, fornication and bastardy; George Andrew Voytus, Gypsy, fraudulent conversion and issuing worthless check; John Pearce, Burnside, issuing worthless check; William L. Ball, Box 133, Smithmill, burglary and larceny; Franklin C. Adams, Clear Haven, issuing worthless checks (two counts); Frank W. Grove and A 11 h e a Grove, Box 215, Osceola Mills, defrauding public assistance department. Paul Phillips, P. O. Box 98, Brisbin, larceny; James Anthony McGill, 441 W. Mill St., St. Marys, failure to stop at scene of accident and identify himself; Joseph Gilbert Iraca Jr., Box 547, Madera, malicious mischief; Franklin D. Welker, Clearfield R. D. 3, corrupting the morals of children; Russell L. Coudriet, Morrisdale, attempted prison breach; Clyde F. Bower, 547 W. Long Ave., DuBois, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; Richard Wells, 218 Wilson Ave., DuBois, and Ronald Clark, 113 Bumbarger Ave., DuBois, bur- By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - American warplanes pounded North Viet Nam Friday with the greatest number of missions of the war, the U.S. command announced today. The command said no U.S. planes were lost in heavy raids, the second time this week American pilots set a record for strike missions. It said U.S. pilots, hitting fuel depots and other military targets, flew a record 156 missions, 10 above the previous high that was reached only last Wednesday. U.S. planes hammered the Communist north with 133 missions Thursday. In Friday's record assault, more than 300 transportation vehicles and water craft were attacked by Navy pilots who flew 73 of the missions. An Air Force spokesman said Air Force jets attacks touched off more than 35 secondary explosions and 25 fires in strikes on supply storage areas, convoy staging points and fuel dumps in the southern panhandle of North Vict Nam. Earlier reports said U.S. planes had knocked out 40 barges near Thanh Hoa. Aground, U.S. Marines beat off an attack by hordes of Red suicide troops south of the demilitarized zone. The Marines fought the enemy hand-to-hand from tents and sandbag emplacements around their camp. Reports from the field indicated the Marines killed possibly 50 of the North Vietnamese attackers while taking light casualties in a three-hour battle Friday at Cam Lo. The Marine tank and artillery position, firing support for other Leathernecks, held. The Marines said the attackers all had explosives strapped to their bodies. Some ripped off their trousers to tie back barbed wire as they came screaming at the Leathernecks. To the south, fresh U.S. 1st Division troops replaced a company which suffered heavy losses Friday when two U.S. jets mistakenly dropped two canisters of flaming napalm on the Americans' position about 20 miles north of Saigon. The infantrymen, hunting an elite, 500-man Viet Cong battalion, reported only occasional sniper fire Friday. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Rockton Serviceman Now in Viet Nam SAIGON, Viet Nam - Airman 1. C. Dale R. Bailey of Rockton, Pa., is now on duty with U. S. combat air forces in Southeast Asia. Airman Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Bailey of Rockton R. D. 1, is assigned to a forward combat base as an administrative specialist. The airman is a 1957 graduate of DuBois High School. Stock Market In Worst Fall In Four Years By ED MORSE NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market took another thumping loss this week, its worst decline since the big plunge of spring 1962. The market which was heading for the fabulous goal of "Dow 1,000" in early February now was said to be heading for around 750 in the Dow Jones industrial average. That would be the lowest level since November 1963. The same old worries-tight money, Viet Nam, a possible recession, fear of a squeeze on profits by inflation and higher labor costs, possible devaluation of the British pound-were blamed. These added up to a fundamental lack of confidence in the market. By the end of the week the Dow industrials had fallen another 24.06 points, closing at 780.56, their lowest reading since Jan. 21, 1964. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks fell 8.9 to 280.1, their lowest figure since Nov. 29, 1963, when they closed at 279.6. The 200 points that the Dow industrials lost in the spring of 1962 was now exceeded. The average had plunged 215.59 since it reached its record high of 995.15 last Feb. 9. At that time, no reasonable observer would deny that "Dow 1,000" was only a matter of time. Now, the gradual upward progress of more than two years has been wiped out. For example, a share of American Telephone & Telegraph common-the most widely held stock-which cost $62.50 on Feb. 9, closed Friday at $50.62. Other blue chips also joined the decline. General Motors has dropped from $105.88 on Feb. 9 to $71.37; U.S. Steel from $52.75 to $39.37. At no time were there any Rights Groups Pledge Continued Demonstrations ... - By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Some civil rights groups are dissatisfied with the agreement reached between Or, Martin Luther King Jr. and Chicago officials over bringing open housing to the city and they plan to continue demonstrations. Promises from city, church and business leaders to promote open housing vigorously led King and some other civil rights leaders to call off plans for further demonstra- -1- tions and postpone plans to . . march into suburban all- NO One Injured In white Cicero Sunday. M2#k�M m# ULmUmUau but within hours of thc agree" IfllSnap Ol Ifianafley ment's announcement Friday, ...... ... members of the West Side Or- No mjur.es were reported in izaU anolner integration a two-car collision in Mahaffey * denounCed terms of the Borough at 1:10 a. m. today. *gr�meat and announced plans State police from Punxsutaw- to continue demonstrations, ney said a car operated by Robert Lucas, chairman of George W. Dickey, 57, Gram- the Chicago chapter of the Con-pian R. D. was traveling on gress of Racial Equality, also Route 36 in Mahaffey when it jssued a statement denouncing collided with a car parked the actions of King's group, by Paula Duff Keith, 24, of Lucas said the CORE chapter Mahaffey. would meet today to decide Damage was estimated at $550 whether to march into Cicero, to the 1961 Dickey sedan and But Chester Robinson, head of $450 to the 1965 Keith coupe. the West Side Organization, said - more than 300 members of his Im*i�Ia TU� D�am�a*� grouP as wel1 as members of six insiae i ne progress other rights groups would ClassifipH Ad* 8 <� march in cicero sundav afler- ciassinea a�s ........ 8, � nQon He declined to identify the Hints From Heloise .... 12 otner groups. Comics .................. 11 Before King called off his Cic- News From Around World 10 ero march, Gov. Otto Kerner Sports ................ 6, 7 nad promised to call out the Illi- ~.____. ' , nois National Guard to maintain UDituarics................z , , ., , order during the march. Hospital News ........... 3 Elsewhere on the racial Editorial, Columns ...... 4 scene: Today in History ........ 4 More than 1,000 whites, most Church News ........... 5 of them teen-agers, gathered in Week in Business........ 2 ^� Milwaukee, Wis suburb of World's Week ............ 3 Wauwatosa to watch and jeer, a 411 Story, Pictures .... 12 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Canadians Face Trainless Days Over Weekend OTTAWA (AP) - Canadians face a virtually trainless weekend with no action scheduled on the nationwide rail strike until Monday, when Parliament meets in special session to try to get the trains rolling. Key industries say layoffs will be necessary if the strike lasts more than a few days. Grocers predict food prices will go up. The nation's $5 billion annual mining and newsprint industries began immediate stockpiling. Canadian newsprint industry officials estimated that domestic and U. S. customers had enough supplies on hand to last 10 to 35 days. A spokesman for International Nickel Co. of Canada Ltd., the world's largest nickel producer and Canada's largest copper producer, said there "are bound to be some delays in delivery," adding that layoffs would be necessary if the strike does not end quickly. The strike was called by four unions representing 118,000 employes of eight railroads serving nearly 50,000 miles or track. Eleven smaller railroads are unaffected. The striking workers, who earn an average of $2.23 an hour, are seeking wage increases averaging 30 per cent and have rejected a wage settlement of 18 per cent over two years, as recommended by three different conciliation boards. Union . representatives met Friday with the two major railroads - the government-owned Canadian National Railways Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 On The LBJ Ranch ... Think Highly of Him, But... Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Western Democrats Oppose Kennedy as Veep Candidate President Marks 58th Birthday By BILL BOYARSKY GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) - Western Democratic leaders say they think highly of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy-but they don't believe Westerners want him to replace Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey on the 1968 presidential ticket. Delegates from eight of the 11 states represented at the Western Democratic Conference said Friday in an Associated Press survey they have found no sentiment in favor of President Johnson dumping Humphrey for the New York senator. Earlier this week former Vice President Richard M. Nixon said Democratic differences over Viet Nam policy and Kennedy's growing popularity in the polls might prompt Johnson to shake up the ticket when he seeks a second full term. Kennedy scoff"d at the suggestion by Republican Nixon, who was defeated by his late brother, John F. Kennedy, for president in 1960. Western Democrats also rejected the suggestion. "I haven't heard any sentiment on this," said Lucy Redd of Salt Lake City, Utah's Democratic national committeewo-man. "Humphrey is well liked. Kennedy is well liked. Humphrey just happens to be vice president." "I think the Democrats of Montana will be for Humphrey," said Lee Melcalf, Montana's junior U.S. senator. Tom Brown, New Mexico national committeeman, said, "as far as right now is concerned, I sure would" like a Johnson-Humphrey ticket again. "They complement each other nicely," he said. Frank Keller, Washington State Democratic chairman, said "the Kennedy name in Washington is a very popular name." Asked if there was anyone in favor of replacing Humphrey, he said, "No, not really." Roger Kent, former Democratic slate chairman in California, said there was "no chance" of the President replacing Humphrey, whom he called "a good soldier." Norman Stoll, Oregon's national committeeman, said, "I Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Mild tonight, low in 50s. Sunny and warmer Sunday, high 78 to 84. Sunrise 6:34-Sunset 7:51 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 5 feet (stationary); Today 7 a. m. - 5 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Friday low 54; High 82; Overnight low 54. Mid - State Airport Friday low 53; High 74; Overnight low 53. By KARL R. BAUMAN JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (AP) - President Johnson, refreshed anew by a speechmaking, handshaking tour of the West, celebrates his 58th birthday today in familiar surroundings - Texas hill country. Johnson reached the LBJ Ranch Friday night after a brisk one-day tour of Idaho, Colorado and Oklahoma highlighted by an appeal to the Soviet Union to join with American efforts to end the danger of nuclear devastation. Although the President also made major speeches at Denver, Colo., and Pryor, Okla., he attracted the most attention at the National Reactor Testing Station at Arco, Idaho, where he called for the development of confidence between the United States and the Soviet Union. "The dogmas and vocabularies of the cold war were enough for one generation," Johnson told an estimated 10,000 persons at Arco, "the world must not flounder in the backwaters of old and stagnant passions. "For us that real test is not lo prove which interpretation of man's past is correct; our real test is to secure his future," he said. "And our purpose Is no longer only to avoid a nuclear war; it is to enlarge the peace." Speaking later in the day at convocation at the University of Denver, the President said U.S. foreign policy "must always be an extension of our domestic policy." "Our safest guide of what we do abroad is always what we do at home." The President's Denver appearance marked the beginning of construction on a space science research building made possible by a $1 million National Aeronautics and Space Administration grant. Johnson drew his loudest applause when he told a large crowd at the university that "we defend, and intend to defend, the right of everyone to disagree with what we urge or do. "We ask only that when we dissent from the dissent, it be recognized as an exercise of the very right we defend - the right of free speech." The President received an honorary doctor of laws degree at the university. Johnson, in obvious high spirits during the day, drew large crowds everywhere. Denver police estimated 75,000 persons turned out to see him at the airport, along the route of his auto caravan and at the university, There and elsewhere, Johnson Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 ;

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Publication: Clearfield Progress

Location: Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Issue Date: August 27, 1966

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