Clearfield Progress, August 30, 1966

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August 30, 1966

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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 30, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle He's the kind of friend you can depend on - always around when he needs you. The Progress Reader's Tip A four-part series on 'The Shape of Man' starts today on Page 5. Vol. 60 - No. 205 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, August 30, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY; STOPI - National Guardsmen armed with rifles and fixed bayonets attempt to prevent hundreds of jeering spectators from following civil rights marchers into Mil- waukee from Wauwatosa Sunday night. The marchers were picketing the Milwaukee suburb for the 10th straight night. (AP Wirephoto) LBJ, Truman Air Views... Interest Rate Issue Triggers Disagreement WASHINGTON (AP) - The touchy issue of spiraling interest rates has triggered a top-level disagreement in the Democratic party, with President Johnson challenging former President Harry S. Truman's warning that the high rales could bring on a depression. Johnson said he shares Truman's concern about the mounting rates. "However," he added, "I cannot agree with President Truman that our economy is in danger of recession or depression." The President contended the light money supply mainly reflects "the extreme buoyance of our economy and the resulting very sharp rise in the demand for credit." In a statement issued from his Texas ranch, the President said Monday: "These are symptoms of strength, not weakness." But, the President said, "we need to find better ways to restrain inflationary pressures than by resort merely to the high interest rales we have been witnessing." This comment prompted some members of Congress to say privately that the President may be beginning to think of new legislative proposals to deal with the situation. The President's statement came less than 24 hours after Truman, in a rare public statement issued from his Independence, Mo, home, hit at the high rates. "If we persist in high interest rates," Truman said, "the result could be a serious depression." He said higher rates are an added burden on all governments - federal, state and local - and that "added interest costs end up as a further tax on the consumer." He said a drastic rise in interest rates "only benefits the privileged few. There is yet time to remedy the situation." House Speaker John W, Mc-Cormack sided with Truman. Asked at a news conference about Truman's statement, the On Eve of Campaign ... Plan Unveiled For Fast Train Shapp To Visit Service In Pa. County Friday Negro Youths Hit Michigan Town... Northern Midwest Remains In Center of Racial Scene By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bands of Negro youths roamed Benton Harbor, Mich., Monday night, stoning storefronts and automobiles as the northern Midwest stayed in the center of the racial scene. Police Lt. Meredith Rynear-�on said some persons were arrested during the second straight night of unrest in the southwest Michigan city of 20,-000, including some white persons for shotguns and bats in the car. He said about 30 extra officers Grand Jury Indicts Eight were called in from neighboring communities and from the state police as three or four gangs each with 35 to 100 Negro youngsters roved through a predominantly Negro area. Eight youths had been arrested Sunday during a melee which ensued when officers tried to disperse a crowd. At Waukegan, 111., police enforced a 7:30 p.m. curfew and prevented a recurrence of three days of rioting. They arrested more than 50 curfew violators in a Negro neighborhood and charged them all with mob action. Police said one-third of the arrestees were from outside of Waukegan. They said they confiscated automatic pistols, revolvers, ax handles, rubber hoses, knives, hammers and lengths of pipe. Arrested were 19 whites^ 36 Negroes and a Puerto Rican. "We're stamping it out as soon as it starts," said Police Lt. Patrick Quilty. The curfew had been ordered Monday after seven persons were injured and 64 arrested during a spree of rock, bottle, and fire-bomb throwing by about 500 Negroes Sunday night - the third straight night of violence in a southside area. Fifty miles up the western shore of Lake Michigan, quiet returned to the Milwaukee, Wis., suburb of Wauwatosa, home of some 60,000 whites and a dozen Negro families, as demonstrators paraded for an eleventh night. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 In County Viet Cong Harass Philipsburg Allied Shipping Man Wins $2,035 But Attack Fa Us In Court Case In addition to Jon E. Yount, charged with murder and rape in connection with the slaying of an 18-year-old Luthersburg R. D. girl, the September grand jury yesterday indicted seven defendants. Charges were approved against: John Pearce, Burnside, issuing worthless check; Joseph Gilbert Iraca Jr., Madera, malicious mischief; Gary Kessler, 210V2 Graffius St., Punxsutaw-ney, public indecency; Paul Petrosky, 909 Green Glen Drive, DuBois, two counts of operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; John A. Dixon Jr., 211 W. Fifth Ave., Clearfield, indecent assault; and Daniel C. Droney, 807 S. Brady St., DuBois, corrupting the morals of children. The jurors also dismissed Josephine C. Delp, 10 Dixon Ave., DuBois, on a charge of unlawful entry; and Joseph E. Vesco, 417 South St., Curwensville, for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. The district attorney's office nolle prossed (no further prosecution) two cases before they were brought before the grand jurors. The defendants were Franklin C. Adams of Clear Haven, charged with two counts of issuing worthless checks; and Mrs. Rose Gelnett, 108 S. Franklin St., DuBois, charged with assault and battery. The grand jury sessions were continuing today with 24 cases still to be presented for consideration. By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The Viet Cong kept up harassment of allied shipping today with an unsuccessful attack on a U. S. Navy river patrol boat in the canal-laced Mekong Delta. As the Communists staged their fifth attack on the waterways within eight days, the U. S. Navy sent aloft helicopter gunships to support its river boat fleet. It is the - first time the Navy has flown its own armed helicopters. Navy pilots and crews took over operation of the UH-LB Huey helicopters from Army teams after on-the-job training aboard the USS Tortuga, a dock landing ship stationed off the coast as base for the choppers. The U.S. command said a mine exploded near a Navy patrol boat in the Co Chien River, 55 miles southwest of Saigon, but the blast caused no damage or casualties. Then Viet Cong on the shore opened up with about 100 rounds of automatic fire. But the boat was not hit and its crew returned the fire. Results of the American fire were not known, an American spokesman said. American warplanes pounded North Viet Nam in more heavy raids Monday, flying 133 multiplane missions against oil depots truck convoys and other Youth Corpsmen To Complete Job At Moshannon PHILIPSBURG - The summer work program for the neighborhood Youth Corps at Black Moshannon Stale Park and surrounding area ends Thursday. But, in the 10 weeks that the Youth Corps has worked at the park, it has accomplished much. Perhaps its major accomplishment was a four-and-one-half-week project where lh" 1-� cleared 1.2 miles of lake front, removing the dense unu . and thinned timber in a zone averaging 30 yards in width. Other projects included: cleaning culverts, removing loose A verdict in the amount of $2,035 was awarded yesterday to Herman S. Moore of Philipsburg, the plaintiff in the first civil case to be tried during the September Clearfield County court term. Moore, a coal operator who trades and does business under the name of W. G. Moore and Son, had sued Harbison-W.alker Refractories Co. for damages resulting from a traffic accident Dec. 20, 1963. He charged that the driver of one of the refractory trucks, Clair Mayhew, had crossed the center line and hit his oncoming station wagon. Mr. Moore was not injured but his heavy duty station wagon, used to haul equipment, was damaged beyond repair. The accident happened on a curve near West Decatur. The road at the time was snow-Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Scranton unveiled today a four-year demonstration project designed to provide high - speed rail passenger service between Harrisburg and Philadelphia, with connecting links between Washington, D. C, New York City and Boston. Scranton hailed the project as a "first step in plans for an eventual 'Keystone corridor' linking the entire Eastern Seaboard with the Midwest." Scranton said the program is designed to "put Pennsylvania on the main line of America," adding: "If we don't do this kind of thing, we won't be on the main line." The program is to be sponsored and financed jointly by the state and federal governments, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the Pennsylvania Railroad, at a total cost of $19.6 million. The state is to contribute $4.5 million, the federal government $12.8 million, and the PRR $2.3 million for the. acquisition of 11 high-speed and 55 moderate -speed, self - propelled railroad cars. James C. McConnon, SEPTA vice-chairman, announced that 11 of the cars would be used for rapid transportation between Harrisburg and Philadelphia, while the remaining 55 would be used for improved commuter service around the Quaker City area. The total cost to the state would be $6.7 million, which Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Democrat Milton Shapp brings his quest for Pennsylvania's governorship to Clearfield - County Friday, the eve of his formal kickoff for election in November. Shapp will launch his gubernatorial campaign officially Saturday night from the Allegheny College field house at Meadville.  * * According to Clearfield County Democratic Chairman Ed L. "Pete" Fisher, Shapp will arrive at Clearfield Friday morning for an appearance on WCPA's "Public Opinion" program beginning at 10 a. m. Voters thus will have the opportunity of obtaining first-hand answers to any questions they may have concerning statewide campaign issues as well as other matters, the county chairman said. Following the radio program he will greet voters on Clearfield streets between 11 a. m. and noon, then attend a luncheon with parly leaders and other Democratic candidates in the New Dimeling Hotel. Among those accompanying him will be Ed Zitzelberger, candidate for the General Assembly, and Jo Hays of Stale College, who is running, for the State Senate. The luncheon is Milton Shapp Please Turn to Page 6,. Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Before Senate Committee ... Rusk To Defend War's Cost, Scope Fair and little temperature change tonight, low in 60s. Wednesday sunny and not quite so warm. Sunrise 6:37-Sunset 7:47 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 4.90 feet (stationary); Today 7 a. m. - 4.90 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Monday low 62; High 88; Overnight low 60. Mid - State Airport Monday low 50; High 82; Overnight low 48. By HARRY KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk defends today the scope and cost of U.S. military commitments amid Capitol Hill warnings the Viet Nam war may last another five years and require up to $15 billion more this year. Rusk goes before the Senate Preparedness subcommittee, whose members generally favor a strong U.S. policy in Viet Nam but are concerned that the United States is becoming overextended in its foreign policy aims. Rusk told the group in its first session last week that the United States was not overextended. But he is expected to be closely questioned about this - particularly dealing with the North .Atlantic Treaty Organization - at the closed part of today's hearing. Sen. Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, the parent body of the preparedness group, cautioned Monday that the war may go on for another five years. "Let us have no illusion about it," he told Naval Air Reservists in a speech at South Weymouth, Mass. "Before we are through in Viet Nam we will have to increase our troops and our targets there, just as our defense budget will increase." Rep. George H. Mahon, D-Tex., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, had some grim predictions on the cost. He (old the House that at the present rate of spending the Pentagon may need $5 billion to Balloonist Plans Takeoff Today After Delays When people tell balloonist Tracy Barnes of Chester, S. C, that he'll never get it off the ground, he just might tend to believe them these days. Despite various reports that the cross-country balloonist, who landed in Clearfield County Thursday, took off again Saturday, Sunday, or yesterday, Barnes is still ground-borne, or at least he was this morning. The 27-year-old adventurer landed near Allemans, on the Cambria County line, Thursday evening on a scheduled stop, and originally planned to resume his eastward flight Saturday. His tattered balloon, which has carried him from San Diego, Calif., Negro Militants Plug Theme Of Race Separation By AUSTIN SCOTT NEW YORK (AP) - The Negro left's most militant leaders hammered at the themes of black unity and while oppression Monday night from a speaker's platform guarded by uniformed members of Harlem's new Black Panther party. About 250 Negroes, attending what was billed as a fund-raising benefit for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, enthusiastically applauded William Epton, head of Harlem's Peking-oriented Progressive Labor party and Max Stanford, a member of the Black Panthers, an offshoot of Alabama's Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 IN VIET NAM - Airman 2.C. William G. Cross, above, son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Cross of 321 N. Center St., Philipsburg, is now stationed in Viet Nam. Airman Cross, an air policeman, is a 1964 graduate of Philipsburg-Osceo-la High School. (U. S. Air Force Photo) Fire Damages Moose Home At Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG - The extent of fire damage at the Loyal Order of Moose home on West Presqueisle Street is still unestimated this afternoon. Fire Chief Richard T. Fry said fire damage was not extensive, but overall damage would be considerable due to dense smoke, a hole in the floor, a number of damaged doors, and some water damage. The fire alarm sounded at 4:50 a. m. today and firemen responded with every piece of equipment from the Hope and Reliance Companies. The fire, reported by the night police officer Robert Trump, was hard to locate. Chief Fry stated it was caused by defective wiring under the floor in a downstairs room. It was necessary for firemen to tear up a portion of the floor and to break in several doors. A limited amount of water was used on the blaze. Booster lines were used from the trucks, and there was no water used from hydrants or the nearby creek. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Housing Aid Could Trigger Interest Hike By JOSEPH R. COYNE WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is about to give the lagging housing industry a multibillion-dollar shot in the arm. But the injection could well have a very painful aftereffect - still higher interest rates. The size of the injection is impressive - $4.76 billion - but even its backers say it's only a stopgap and a rescue operation, not a cure for the basic problem. "It will alleviate a very, very serious situation in the home-building industry but it's not the complete answer," one government source said. He referred to legislation to channel the $4.76 billion into the industry through the Federal National Mortgage Association. The association, known as Fannie Mae, buys mortgages from private lenders who, in turn, use the funds supplied by the agency for new home loans. The House completed congressional action on the leg- islation last Friday and President Johnson is-expected to sign it promptly. Mortgage bankers cautioned against exaggerating its effects. One economist estimated it would boost private housing starts by about 100,000 units, far less than the drop so far this year. The $4.76-billion injection represents only a small part of the tolal mortgage market. Mortgage debt last year increased about $31 billion, including about $16 billion on one-to-four family houses. Fannie Mae will have to borrow $3.76 billion of the total in the already tight money market Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 'Pole Substitute,' He Says ... Russell Criticizes Plan To Call 190.000 Reservists Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Cow on Road Struck, Killed Near Madera A cow was killed when it was struck by a truck at 5:15 p.m. yesterday on Route 53, one-half mile south of Madera. State police said the owner of the cow, Daniel Wrobleski, was moving his cattle across the road when one of the animals strayed from the rest and was struck by a truck, operated by Milford Teats, 25, of Drifting. The cow was valued at $300 while damage to the Teats truck was estimated al $150. By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Richard B. Russell said today a House committee's plan to authorize President Johnson to call up about 190,000 Reservists appears to be "a pale substitute for what is needed." Russell's chilly reception greeted House Armed Services Committee approval of a bill which would authorize the President to place on active duty some 56.000 nondrilling Reservists and about 133,000 other Reservists who have not completed training. The President has not asked for such authority and many members of Congress have expressed doubt he would ever use it. Russell, D-Ga. who heads the Senate Armed Services Committee, told a newsman he is going to awail developments. "There is a question in my mind whether this House bill goes far enough." he said. "From press accounts of its terms - and I have had no opportunity to study the bill itself - it looks like a pale substitute for what is needed." The Senate adopted 66 to 21 last week a Russell amendment to allow the President to require Inside The Progress Classified Ads 12, 13 Hints From Heloise - 16 Comics ... IS News From Around World 2 Sports .............. 10, 11 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ........... 9 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ........ 16 Today in History ........ 4 AP Picture Page........14 CotC Appoints Member, Hears Retail Reports PHILIPSBURG - The appointment of Jack Dietrick, owner of the Winburne Water Co., to the board of directors of the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce was confirmed last night by the board of directors. Orville Shugarts, Harry Par-sky, Saul Ziff, Sam Finberg and A. B. Adelman comprised a committee from PAM (the retail division known as Philipsburg Aggressive Merchants) which cited the need for a field man who would be in active contact with the business houses. The chamhe- agreed to cooperate in this program but also stressed the desirability of having the office manned full time. An effort will be made to investigate the possibilities of a first floor Chamber of Commerce office in a suitable location. Mr. Parsky announced that local stores and business places Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 18 months service from all Reservists or Guardsmen with less than six months aethe duty - an estimated 500,000 men. But the House rejected thr Russell amendment, tacked onto the $58-billion defense money bill, largely on grounds its Armed Services Committee was working on a separate measure. When the House committee approved its bill by a 31 l vote Monday, Chairman L. Mendel Rivers, D-S.C., called it a refinement of the language of the Russell proposal. Rivers said approval of the House measure would eliminate any notion that potential draftees could find a haven by joining the Reserves. Russell said that so far as he is concerned there will be no consideration by his committee Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 County Council Makes Final Plans For Labor Day Affair Final preparations for the United Labor Council's Labor Day celebration were made last night at a meeting of the Labor Day committee. Plans are progressing according to schedule and it was announced that the National Guard Armory on Coal Hill Road will be open continuously from 7:30 p. m. today for any groups or individuals desiring to construct floats for the parade. Parade entrants are asked to make arrangements with the parade chairman, Harry Fye, ;

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