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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 31, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle A wile can change a lot after you're rcarried, a bridegroom reports - your habits, your friends, and your hours. The Progress Reader's Tip A salute to youth . . 'Our Opinion' on Page 4. read Vol. 60 - No. 206 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, August 31, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY House Action Due on Interest Rates Senate Approval Predicted. . Transportation Department Measure Passed by House By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) - The administration's proposal to create a Cabinet-level department of transportation has passed the House and appears likely to win Senate approval later this year. The House passed the measure by a 336-42 vote late Tuesday after handing Ihe administration a setback by voting 260- 117 to remove the Maritime Administration from the new department. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., second-ranking member of the Senate Govern- ment Operations Committee, said later he expected his group to approve its version of the bill sometime after Labor Day. Although consideration by the full Senate will be delayed by an expected lengthy civil rights debate scheduled to start Sept. 6, Jackson said he anticipates Senate approval before the congressional session ends. Jackson indicated (he Senate might differ with the House action in removing the Maritime Administration and also the decision by voice vote to take out a section giving the secretary of the new department broad authority covering investment of federal funds in transportation facilities. That section has been a major reason the bill has been bottled up in the Senate committee for some two months, but Jackson said he thought a mild version of the original administration proposal could be agreed upon. As approved by the House, the new department which would be the 12th of Cabinet level would have four major operating components: 1. A federal highway administration, essentially the Bureau scene of accident and identify of Public Roads now in the himself. Commerce Department but in- Franklin D. Wclker, Clearfield -eluding also the new auto and R. D. 3, corrupting the morals highway safety programs, of children; Russell L. Coudriet, 2. A federal aviation adminis-Morrisdale, attempted prison tration, currently an independ-breach; Clyde F. Bower, 547 enl agency. First Civil Court Case Nearing End Testimony is expected to be completed late today or tomorrow morning in the first, civil suit to be tried during the September term of Clearfield County court. In the litigation, the F. W. Wise Gas Co. is seeking to recover damages from the New York Central Railroad and the Beech Creek Railroad suffered when a piece of property at the corner of North Second and Bridge streets, on which the gas company had paid an option, was sold to the Clearfield Trust Co. According to evidence presented by the defense, the Wise company offered $15,000 for the property and made a down payment, through a certified check, of $1,500. Although the railroad company cashed .the check, and from correspondence appeared to be about ready to complete the transaction, the property was sold to the bank for its drive-in branch. Evidence admitted this morning showed that stamps on the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Case List Completed; Jurors on Tour The September grand jury was inspecting Clearfield County buildings, today after having completed consideration of 37 indictable cases presented by the office of District Attorney John K. Reilly. The jury yesterday indicted defendants in 17 cases: Larry L. Berg, larceny; Edward A. Peters, burglary and larceny; Charles E. Oaks, West-over R. D. 1, and Charles Btack, Hastings, burglary and larceny; James M. Morgan, Mineral Springs, fornication and bastardy; William L. Ball, Box 133, Smithmill, burglary and larceny; Frank W. Grove and Althea Grove, Box 215, Osceola Mills, defrauding Public Assistance Department; James Anthony McGill, 441 W. Mill St., St. Marys, failure to stop at PINNED DOWN BY SNIPER FIRE - Paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade crouch behind row of rubber trees along Highway One in South Viet Nam after sniper fire interrupted their convoy's passage along the route. The paratroopers were on their way to a jungle area about 50 miles northeast of Saigon where Operation Toledo, a sweep of the jungle in search of several enemy regiments, was scheduled to begin. (AP Wirephoto) Development Council Told: Financial Problem Posed In State Park Campvention Next summer's Campvention of the National Campers and Hikers Association is posing some financial problems for a tri-county committee planning the week-long event at Prince Gallitzin State Park. George Lucas, one of the B-C-l area representatives on the Clearfield-Cambria-Blair committee, told the Clearfield County Development Council last night that the committee has set up a tentative budget of $60,000 to provide special facilities for associa---tion members. To Halt Racial Riots... Governor Asked For Guardsmen By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Michigan Lt. Gov. William Milliken has been asked to send National Guardsmen into Benton Harbor after the wounding of a Negro youth that climaxed Fair with little temperature change tonight and Thursday. Low tonight in the 50s and low 60s. Sunrise 6:38-Sunset 7:45 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 4.90 feet (stationary); Today 7 a. m. - 4.90 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 60; High 88; Overnight low 62. Mid State Airport Tuesday low 48; High 84; Overnight low 51. Five - Day Forecast For Sept. 1-5: Temperatures will average about one to three degrees below the normal highs of 75 to 79 and lows of 57 to 58. Turning cooler over the weekend end then becoming warmer again by the end of the period. Precipitation will average about one-half inch as showers or thunde-showers early in the period. two straight nights of racial violence. Benton Harbor Mayor Wilbert Smith made the request today as he declared a state of emergency. Police said shots fired by two white youths in an auto wounded a Negro Tuesday night after a line of police had driven a rock-lhrowing march back to its starting point. Police said the victim, Cecil Hunt, 18, of Benton Harbor, was hospitalized in serious condition. The shooting came after an unruly crowd of about 300 Negroes marched into a downtown area, throwing rocks and bottles at police and newsmen. The shots were fired after the crowd had been forced back into a Negro section and was beginning to break up into smaller groups. During the march 14 persons But, he continued,. financial help is needed to stage what will be the largest trailer gathering Pennsylvania has ever seen. Mr. Lucas reminded the council in its monthly meeting at Clearfield that between 4,000 and 6,000 trailers are expected to be in the park for the Campvention. This means, he continued, providing food, water, sewage and toilet facilities for a minimum of 20,000 and a maximum of 40,000 people. He said that although slate agencies are providing all of the cooperation possible, the cost of installing facilities under state Health Department regulations is proving t o be too much for the committee to handle without outside assistance. Planes Hit Two Viet Boats Others Knock Out Red Missile Site; Land Action Slow By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - " TJ.S7 Navy planes pounced on twp more North Vietnamese torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin today, knocking out one and damaging the other, the U.S. command announced. The attack ran up the score for the carrier-launched bombers to thr.ee PT boats destroyed and three damaged since Monday. Other U.S. pilots reported knocking out a surface-to-air missile site 40 miles north of Vinh and hitting another SAM site only five miles west of Haiphong. In South Viet Nam, a week-long lull in the war persisted. No significant action was reported by either the U.S. military command or South Vietnamese headquarters. However, government officials expected increased Viet Cong efforts to disrupt the Sept. 11 election of a constituent assembly. Informed sources said A Soldier Looks At The Other War The Country - The People Vote On Proposals Is Seen Potman Says Public Wants To Know Who Opposes Hike WASHINGTON (AP) - The issue of mounting interest rates and their effect on the nation's economy is churning toward House action on a wave of political controversy. A vote may come early next week. The House Rules Committee cleared the way Tuesday for House voles on two proposals designed to limit certain interest rates. The sponsor of one of the bills, Rep. Wright Pat man, D-Tex., said the public is demanding "to know who in Congress is against high interest rates." He said the quest ion "is sure to become a burning issue" in the November elections. House Speaker John W. Mc-Cormack said the interest legislation will be scheduled for early House action, probably next week. In other developments: -Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., introduced a bill to suspend indefinitely the 7 per cent investment tax credit given businesses on outlays for plans and equipment. He said he hoped the measure would lead to a reduction is interest rales. - The Federal Home Loan Bank Board reported interest rates on conventional home mortgages reached another record during July. The average rate on new homes was 6.12 per cent, up from 6.07 per cent in June, while the average on ex- (Editor's Note: This is the fifth in a random series of articles by Capt. Robert M. Sheriff of Chester Hill on his observations as a U. S. Army advisor in South Viet Nam. In this article he discusses the everyday life of the Vietnamese and the land in which they live. Capt. Sheriff will answer questions about Viet Nam. Inquiries should be addressed to: News Editor, The Progress, Clearfield.) Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ....... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise ..... 8 Comics ............... 23 News From Around World 10 -Sports ............... 16, 17 Obituaries ............... 3 Hospital News .......... 12 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Today in History ........ 4 The Shape of Man ...... 5 Hello World ............. 12 By Capt, Robert M. Sheriff AN KHE, South Viet Nam (Special to The Progress) - South of the p 17th Parallel -lies the Repub- * � lie of South > Viet Nam. ''� From the rich *.; lowlands of the Mekong Delta, north ward through the coastal plains and the central highlands are millions of people who speak dozens of dialects and several languages. The lower one-third of the country is flat and wet. A coastal plain extends from south to north along the South China Sea. The western portion of the country is mountainous and in the center are rolling hills and mountains which are called the central highlands. There are two seasons - one hot and dry, and the other hot and wet. The climate is tropical, but in the mountains temperatures often drop at night and a blanket must be used to keep warm while sleeping. Here in Binh Dinh Province the scenery is similar to Central Pennsylvania. If you were Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 1 HE FOUND NEW HOME - This is Toi, a 14-year-old Vietnamese mountain boy who became separated from his family and is now being raised by Capt. Sheriff and other members of his advisory team. Toi, shown here in uniform, is now a member of the An Khe Boy Scout troop. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Poller County Man Candidate For Congress Robert W. Mitchell. 58, a lifelong resident of Potter County, has been named the Democratic candidate for Congress from Pennsylvania's 23rd District. Mr. Mitchell replaces John A. Still of Bradford, who recently withdrew from the race. The 23rd District, largest in the state, is comprised of Clearfield, Centre, Clinton, Potter, Cameron, Elk, Forest, Venango, Warren and McKean counties. The new district was formed under reapportionment which took effect in March. The 23rd District formerly included Clarion and Jefferson counties, which were severed, and did not originally include Cameron, Centre, Clinton or Potter counties, which are now included in the 10-county district. Born at Coudersport, Mr. Mitchell grew up on his father's Potter County farm, attended the local schools and later joined his father in the road construction and contracting business. In 1933, he joined the Halliburton Company and for Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 8 Boaters Advised Of Market Street Bridge Boaters on the river at Clearfield today were warned to use extreme caution in the vicinity of the Market Street Bridge. The Slate Department of Highways planned to suspend either this afternoon or early tomorrow steel cables from the bottom of the bridge in preparation for painting the structure. A department spokesman said the cables would be at a height which would prove hazardous to boaters traveling beneath the bridge. In this connection the Clearfield Outboard Boating Club joined the Highways Department in advising boaters to stay clear of the bridge area during the painting project. NEW TEACHERS - These 19 newcomers to the jtaff of the elementary division of the Clearfield Area School District attended an Orientation Day program at the Third Ward School yesterday. Left to right are: front row: John Osborn, John Axelson, Donald Perryman and Vaughn Garvin; standing: Miss Autumn Irwin, Miss Mary Lou Crittenden, Miss Sara Ann Accordino, Mrs. Elaine Boal, Miss Doris Oyler, Mrs. Bonnie Stoud-nour, Miss Virginia Logan, Mrs. Carol Haines, Mrs. Lucia Lawson, Mrs. Dorothy Street, Miss Alia Vogle, Mrs. Cathy Mullen, Miss Elizabeth Humenay, Miss Dorothy Mafslco and Mrs. Mary Jacobson. Teachers who were unable to attend the meeting are Mrs. Linda Harvey, Marshall Harvey and Mrs. Joann Gehr. New Clearfield Teachers Briefed On Procedures New teachers who will be serving in the elementary division of the Clearfield Area School District this year were briefed on the school program and procedures at an Orienta: tion Day program held in the Third Ward School yesterday. An innovation this year, the prouram included talks by Superintendent Elwood L. Rohr-baugh, Administrative Assistant Charles A. Vogelsong Jr.. Elementary Supervisor Howard L. Kuhns and Fred Herman, assistant elementary supervisor. Department heads and others who outlined specific programs and policies were: Mrs. Charlotte Kanour, building and room management and schedules; James Stodart, elementary guidance counselor, guidance and testing; Mrs. Zoe Levin, cafeteria procedures; Miss Dorothy Williams, audiovisual aids; and Willard Dom-inick, art. Written summaries of Mahaffey Man Struck by Car A Mahaffey R. D. man is in satisfactory condition in the Clearfield Hospital today with injuries suffered when he was struck by a car in the borough yesterday afternoon. Lawrence Brothers, 27, of Mahaffey R. D. 2. sustained injuries to his left hip when he was struck while crossing Bridge Street at 4 p. m. yesterday. Borough police said a car operated by Robert I. Barger, 17, 700 Crozier Ave., was traveling east of Bridge Street and the driver was preparing to make a right turn into a service station when Mr. Brothers came from between two tractor trail- Please Turn to Page 3. Col. 3 Philipsburg Firemen Extinguish Blaze At Penelec Substation PHILIPSBURG - Volunteer firemen responded to their second alarm yesterday for a fire last evening at the Pennsylvania Electric Company's substation. Dense clouds of black smoks filled the air and could be seen for miles as flames scorched a stockpile of 80-foot-long utility poles. Youngsters playing in the vi-Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 4
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