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Progress, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's ChudtU If person careworn, don't sugfMt va- cation the art that just bad one. THE PROGRESS Tip The Pirates have dropped notch. See story on Page T. Vol. 60 -No. 215 Ovr 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philiptbwrg, Meshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, September 12, 1966 Copies Doily 12 PAGES TODAY Gemini 11 Astronauts Start Flight Successfully Link Up With Satellite LAUNCHED THIS MORNING Gemini I! Astronauts Richard Gordon and Charles Conrad recorded these expressions at Cape Kennedy, Fla., Saturday, before their mission was delayed until today. They were launched this morning. (AP Wirephoto) BULLETIN CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) The Gemini 11 astronauts successfully linked up with an Agena satellite high over the United States today, climaxing a dramatic space chase in which .they caught their target in record time. By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) The Gemini 11 astronauts thundered into orbit today, end- ing three days of frustrating de- lay, and began stalking an Age- na satellite across the sky at five miles a second. Two lonely explorers speed- ing through uncharted heavens, Navy Cmdr. Charles Conrad Jr. and Lt. Cmdr. Richard F. Gordon Jr. aimed to rendezvous and link up with the Agena in record time. The seasoned pilots, who en- dured two llth hour postpone- ments and a last-minute, quar- ter-hour delay of these three ad- venturous days in space, relied on sensitive instruments and their judgment as fliers to seek out the fleeting target. "Eleven is Conrad ex- claimed as the booster rocketed him skyward from Cape Kenne- dy. "You are go for M equal the Mission Control Cen- ter told the astronauts as their tiny spaceship swept into orbit more than 100 miles above the earth. This was the designation for Gemini ll's plan to rendezvous with the Agena target satellite in the first orbit. replied command pilot Conrad. As the great rocket rose sky- ward, green lights flashed across the boards in the control center in Houston, Tex. "Everything looks the control center told the astro- nauts about half way through the six-minute flight of the Ti- tan 2. From atop the Titan rocket, the astronauts had followed the progress of the Atlas as it dart- ed away at a.m. and blast- ed the 26-foot-long Agena into a path around the earth. Their countdown, started and interrupted twice last week, ticked smoothly toward the in- tended liftoff of a.m. They couldn't see the fiery de- parture of the Atlas because their cramped capsule faced straight up. But they were giv- en radio reports and were told that the Agena had raced into orbit. The space agency said initial tracking reports indicated the Agena's orbit ranged from 183 to 189 miles above the earth, very near the 185-mile-high cir- cular orbit that was planned. Just two minutes before the Atlas-Agena was to lift off, at a.m. a 16-minute delay was forced by a balky hatch over command pilot Conrad in the Gemini 11 spacecraft. Checks showed it hadn't sealed proper- ly. Technicians re-opened the hatch, then closed it again and finally got the problem whipped. Besides the trouble with the hatch, there were two other mi- nor problems. A countdown clock on one rocket had to stop momentarily to become perfectly timed with another clock entering the countdown, and a sliver of met- al was found in a fuel line that feeds Gemini ll's Titan 2 rock- et. The sliver was "noticed, iso- lated and officials said, because two filters stood between it and the Titan 2 rock- et, eliminating any chance that it might have caused a problem. No countdown hold was called. The start of the three-day flight was delayed on Friday when a pinhole leak was found in the Titan fuel system. It was plugged with a gooey seal worth less than a penny. Another postponement was called Saturday when engineers got a faulty signal from the At- las that performed so flawlessly this morning. The signal indi- cated trouble in the automatic pilot. But an all-night check showed it was only a high wind and a sensitive amplifier and nothing was replaced in the rocket. In one of the most unusual "fizes" in Cape Kennedy's his- tory, two men stood for hours at the 80-foot level of the Atlas service tower and pushed against the rocket. This "rocket rocking" simu- lated the wind striking it, while other technicians operated the valves By doing this, they duplicated the erroneous signal received in the blockhouse, and Air Force and NASA officials decided they had no problem after all. They said a highly-sensitive recorder also contributed to the wrong reading. The signal had indicated that Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Ky Hails Vote as Beginning of End for Reds Injuries Light, Arrests Made... Inside The Progress 171 Missions Flown by American s Assembly Calm Restored at Atlanta After 2 Nights of Violence By RICHARD BLYSTONE and RON SPEER ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) Racial violence-accented with relieving marches-erupted in a predominantly Negro area of Atlanta for two straight nights. Injuries were light in the ripting that continued until calm was restored early today. Several arrests were made. Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. threw open the doors of his office and appealed for Negro leaders to present their prob- f f f lems and possible solutions in L. tOp Killing to the violence. Allen, who waded into the middle of riots in his city Tues- day and'Saturday, rushed to the scene again Sunday night after a blazing fire bomb signaled the beginning of more violence. Only a few hours earlier he had offered a reward for information leading to the ar- rest and conviction of the per- son responsible for the death of Hubert Vorner, 16. Sporadic violence punctured the rioting Sunday night and intermittently fractured a vola- tile, unspoken truce brought about largely through the ef- forts of Negro and white minis- ters and social workers. The Saturday night rioting, several miles away from that of Tuesday, was spawned by the death of Vorner and the wounding of a companion, Roy Milton Wright, also 16. Investigators reported a car carrying a white man and a white woman had slowly passed when shots rang out felling the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Classified Ads .....8, 9 Hints From Heloise 12 Comics News From Around World 10 Sports 6, 7 Obituaries................2 Hospital News 9 Editorial, Columns 4 Social News 12 Today in History 4 School News 5 Church News 3 AP Special Report 5 Hit North Viet Nam Two Weeks Three Altoona Youths Charged With Murder McBEE, S. C. (AP) blonde and two aged boys were irf jail'today charged with murder in the of a South Carolina highway patrolman. The Pennsylvania teenagers were arrested at Myrtle Beach Saturday night.---------------------------------------- na Miss America Title Won By Miss Oklahoma Patrolman Charles Steele, 28, the father of three children, had been shot twice about noon Sat- urday and left on the side of U S. 1 in front of his patrol car about three miles north of Mc- Bee, His emptied revolver was by his side. Investigating officers declined to give many details about the slaying but Steele apparently had flagged down a speeding car. Held in the state penitentiary ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) They're dancing in the streets in Oklahoma but it looks like the Sooners will have to Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 at Columbia were Joyce Mane MacKanick, 16; Jeffrey Allen Brunner, 16, and Kenneth Hayes walt at least a week welcome home their winner. Jane Ann Jayroe, a basket- ball-bouncing, baton-wielding brunette from Laverne, Okla., today begins to find out the rig- ors of being Miss America. From the momsnt she was crowned Miss America of 1967 Saturday night here, she has faced one camera flash after another. Today she goes to Phil- adelphia for a television inter- view. Then starting tonight, she'll spend at least a week in New York taking the first steps of her journey as Miss District Road Toll This Year Accidents 507 Injured 311 Damages...... Deaths .....13 Deaths Elsewhere 2 A Year Ago Accidents 485 Injured 366 Damages Deaths 11 Deaths Elsewhere 2 America. Her personal appear- ances will bring her an estimat- ed but, above all, she's looking forward to the experi- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Clearfield Couple Slightly In Road Mishap A Clearfield couple was slight- ly injured Saturday when their car ran into a ditch in one of two traffic accidents investi- gated by state police from the Clearfield Substation. William C. Rutt, 75, and his wife, Mary 73, were treated in the Clearfield Hospital and re- leased, police said. Their investigation of the ac- cident showed that Mr. Rutt was temporarily blinded by the sun as he approached the inter- section of Routes 322 and 970. His car ran off the right side of the road and into the ditch. The accident happened at m. At l p. m. two cars collided on Lawrence Township road, caus- ing total damage estimated at State police reported that cars driven by Wayne M. Ogden, 49, Pieasa Turn to Page 2, Col. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. I Balloonist Hits Destination After Four-Month Trip VILLAS, N.J. (AP) "It was great. I felt like the pied said Tracy Barnes, climbing out of the wicker basket under the balloon that carried him at leaf-picking lev- el. He spent four months and more than 200 airborne hours crossing the continent from San Diego, Calif., the- first such bal- loon trip ever, he said. Near Pittsburgh, Barnes, 27, said he reached feet to set a hot- air balloon world1 altitude record. The craft landed Sunday just north of this southern New Jer- sey community on the Delaware Bay. Among his troubles, he smashed into a mountain peak about 100 miles east of the San Diego and spent three days in a hospital with a sprained back. Then his balloon snagged near Pittsburgh and he landed in the Donors Needed For Bloodmobile Visit At Clearfield Sept. 19 Monday, Sept. 19, will be Bloodmobile Day at Clearfield and the Red Cross is hurting for prospective donors. The Bloodmobile will be in the Trinity Parish House from 12 to 6 p. m. next Monday. Be- tween now and that day, Red Cross volunteers will be mak- ing an effort to recruit enough donors to provide 125 pints of blood. Mrs. June Holes, executive secretary of the Clearfield Chap- ter, said today that emergency requests for blood continue to be received regularly from the Clearfield Hospital because of the lack of stored blood there. Mrs Raymond Hainsey, Blood Program chairman, added that due to no donor recruitment sponsor for this visit, Red Cross volunteers will man a telephone committee to contact potential donors. "Please say 'yes' when one of the volun- teers calls she said. Persons who wish to make an appointment to give blood may phone 765-5516 to set the time. Committee Gets Data on LBJ Inflation Plan WASHINGTON istration officials carry a key portion of President Johnson's anti-inflation package before the TTousr and Means Com- mittee today. Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler was to be the first witness as the committee opened hearings on Johnson's proposals, to be followed by Secretary of Commerce John T. Connor and Budget Director Charles L. Schultze. The President recommended legislation Thursday to suspend for 16 months the 7 per cent in- vestment credit given to indus- try for outlays on new plants and equipment. Johnson also urged a tempo- rary end to the rapid write-off for federal tax purposes of de- preciation on new commercial and industrial buildings. Fowler has opposed such ac- tion in the past, saying it would be a breach of faith with indus- try and a delayed-action device whose effect may not be felt for about a year when its effect Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) American warplanes pounded North Viet Nam with the heaviest raids of the war Sunday, the U. S. command announced. B52 bombers struck today at North Vietnamese troops in the demilitarized zone in follow-up raids to tactical strikes made Sunday by Air Force and Phantom bombers. A U.S. spokesman said Amer- ican pilots flew a record 171 missions against the Communist North hitting at bridges, fuel depots and transportation facil- ities in the Hanoi and Haiphong areas and the southern Panhan- dle. Pilots taking part hi Sunday's raids reported damaging or de- stroying 107 cargo barges, 11 junks, 19 bridges, 38 supply buildings, 13 trucks and one mis- sile site. Over South Viet Nam, U S. pilots flew 363 strike sorties Sunday, claiming more than 200 enemy bunkers, tunnels, huts, trenches and fortified positions were destroyed or damaged. A sortie is a single combat mis- sion by a single plane. Ground action in South Viet Nam continued in a lull and United States and Vietnamese military spokesman reported no major enemy contacts. The 171 air missions over the North was well over the pre- vious high of 156 raids of Aug. 26. A U.S. spokesman would not say how many individual plane strikes the 171 missions involved but such large numbers would almost certainly mean 400 to 500 single-plane sorties. In raids Sunday against the demilitarized zone, Air Force B57 Canberras and Phan- toms reported touching off 55 secondary explosions and eight secondary fires. Pa. Democratic Party Opens Campaign With Rally at Hamsburg HARRISBURG (AP) The State Democratic Party fires the official opening gun here today for campaigning by its 285 statewide candidates. Party candidates and faithful flocked to Harrisburg for a huge "kickoff" rally and to hear pep talks from -leading-Demo- crats including Milton J. Shapp, the Democratic nominee for governor. Party chairman Thomas Z. Minehart said the affair launches "the most coordinated and determined campaign effort in the history of the Democratic Party in Pennsylvania." The speaker's agenda also included State Sen. Robert P. Casey who made an unsuccesful bid for the party's gubernatorial nomination. Also listed were State Sen. Leonard C. Staisey, Shapp's running mate; Genevieve Blatt who is seeking re-election as secretary of internal affairs and Judge Juniata Kidd Stout, a candidate for Superior Court. Flower Show Open To Public Wednesday The Clearfield Hobby Garden Club's annual Flower Show will be open to the public from to 9 p. m. Wednesday in the National Guard Armory on Coal Hill Road. Visitors. are welcomed to browse through the 11 classes in this year's show, of the Flowers." Persons entering the competition have been ask- ed to bring their arrangements to the Armory between 9 a. m. and p. m. Wednesday. Pa. Lawmakers Return After Month Recess HARRISBURG Mem- bers of the legislature returned to Harrisburg today, saddened by the death of a popular col- league, Sen. George J. Sarraf of Pittsburgh. "Doc" Sarraf, ss he was known to his numerous friends in both parties, died Friday in Pittsburgh and his funeral will be conducted there Tuesdav. Because of this, it is expected that the legislature will have an abbreviated work week. The Senate planned to adjourn fol- lowing today's session. There were reports that the House also would curtail its operations. The legislature had been in a month-long recess following pas- sage of the general appropria- tions bill, one of the major actions of the year. Remaining on the legislative calendar is a handful of impor- tant measures including bills on consumer credit, community college construction and mental health and retardation. A key factor in these dwindl- ing legislative months is the Nov. 8 election. There are strong reports of another lengthy recess before the election because all House and Senate seats are on the ballot and most legislators would like to take some time out for campaigning. The community bill Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Increasing cloud iness and cool tonight, low temp- erature in the 50s. Mostly cloudy Tuesday with a few showers in southern por- tions. High in the 70s. Sunrise Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. 5.20 feet Today 7 a. m. 5.15 feet Clearfield Weather Sunday low 52; High 78; Overnight low 54. Mid State Airport Sunday low 38; High 73; Overnight low 52. Five Day Forecast Sept. 13-17: Tempera- tures are expected to aver- age three to five degrees below normal Tuesday through Saturday night. Normal highs ore 73 to 76 and normal lows 53 to 55. Near seasonally normal temperatures are expected Tuesday. It will he cooi Wednesday and Thursday, followed by rising temp- eratures at the end of the week. Rain will average about four tenths of an inch as are ex- pected Tuesday Landowners Sue Highway Depf. In County Court Another damage suit brought against the Pennsylvania De- partment of Highways by land- owners whose properties were affected by recent area high- way construction started in the Clearfield County Courts this morning This suit, being heard by the court without a jury, was brought by F. Cortez Bell Sr. of Clearfield, his sister, Mrs. Gertrude Bell Merrick of Cleve- land, Ohio, and the estate of his late sister, Mrs. Julia Bell Alderdice. The land, located along the Penfield Road in Lawrence Township about two rhtlcs from Clearfield, was willed to the plaintiffs by their father, the late Judge Singleton Bell. A little more than 78 acres are involved in the plot which was condemned by the Depart- ment of Highways for the re- construction of Route 153 Former Judge Bell, who tes- tified as one of the owners this morning, placed the value of the land at before the taking for highway purposes and at following it. The property was used as a private summer estate by the Bell family. Senate Vote On Troops Sought By Mansfield By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) Despite President Johnson's opposition, Sen. Mike Mansfield said today he intends to press his attempt to put the Senate on record for substantial reduc- tions of U.S. forces in Europe. But the Senate Democratic leader said in an interview he will leave it to the Senate to decide whether the resolution urging the cutback should be the subject of public hearings. The Montana senator pre- viously planned to call up the resolution without such hear- ings. But Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen objected, contending that the issues in- volved are too complex for the Senate to act until it knows where it is going. Johnson told a news confer- ence last Thursday he doesn't think "this involved problem can be solved by Senate resolu- tions." He said there must be consultation and agreement with U.S. allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) over necessary mili- tary strength and how to appor- tion it. Mansfield said he is in com- plete accord that ther- must be allied consultation and that the United States could not afford to act alone to reduce its trooo contribution. "But the European nations have been acting unilaterally in regard to their responsibilities in this he said. "Some of them have abolished con- scription, at least one of them (France) is withdrawing its troops and others are failing to Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 80 Per Cent Of Eligible Voters Cast Ballots By GEORGE MCARTHUR SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Premier Nguyen Cao Ky said today that 80 percent of South Viet Nam's voters had turned out for the national elec- tions which spelled "the beginning of the end for the Communists." "We now have the conditions for final the premier said at a gala diplomatic and press conference at which all members of the ruling military council appeared. The new assembly of 117 rep- resentatives elected to write a new constitution will meet Sept. 26 and Ky said they should fin- ish their work "as soon as possi- ble." The new assembly, as an- nounced by Maj. Gen. Nguyen Due Thang, who was in charge of the elections, included 22 teachers, 20 military men, 18 civil servants, 17 provincial councillors, 15 professional peo- ple, eight farmers, three judges and three others. Only one woman, of 18 female candidates, was successful. The average age of the assembly is 40. Gen. Thang said that on elec- tion day there were eligible voters. Of this number went to the polls. Thang admitted that among the voters some cast blank bal- lots of protest, but said the number was far smaller than the 15 per cent who cast defaced ballots in the 1965 provincial Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Street Light Meeting Slated at Woodland WOODLAND The Bradford Township Supervisors will spon- sor a public meeting here Wed- nesday for Woodland residents to decide whether the street lighting system should be im- proved. All residents been urged to attend the meeting al 7.30 p. m. in the Woodland School auditorium. Irvona Council Gives Sewage Authorization IRVONA Irvona Borough Council last week adopted a resolution authorizing the Clear- field County Planning Commis- sion to include Irvona Borough in county-wide planning for a sewage system. Routine business was conduct- ed and bills approved for pay- ment. All members and the sec- reUry were present. Clearfielder Wins First Football Contest of Year Betsy Vokcs of Clearfield can consider herself a top-notch prognosticator. Of the large number of en- tries in The Progress-Mer- chants' first football contest of the season, she was the only one who managed to predict the win- ners of all 10 contest games. As a result she wins in cash from The Progress and from last week's host merchant, Community Consum- er Discount Co. Here are the scores of the contest games: Lock Haven over Clearfield, 33-6. DuBois over State College, 33-20; Curwens- ville over West Branch, 21-12; Bishop McCort Indiana, 27- 13; BEN over BEA, 32-14: Bel- over Philipsburg-Osce- ola, 33 8; Moshannon Valley over Penns Valley, 5-0; Buck- tail Area over Glendale, 21-13; Punxsutawney over Wmdlxr, 12- 6; and over Williams- port, 30-7. Gridders Crown football Queen At Curwensville CURWENSVILLE Barbara Shimchock was crowned Cur- wensville Area High School's football queen Saturday nipht at halftime ceremonies of the Golden Tide-West Branch same. The coronation climaxed what has become a tradition over (he past few years at Curwcnsville's first home game of the season. Football team captain Jerry Delucia affixed the crown on Miss Shimchock's head and she was presented a bouquet of roses by co-captain Lynn Keiscr. Miss Shimchock was one of three candidates nominated for the title by members of the football team. With the field narrowed to three, she was se- lected by secret ballot. The other candidates were Karon Arnold and Janet Peters. In order to qualify for the title a girl must maintain least a B average in all FkaM Turn to Page 2, Col; t I NEWSPAPER! .''SPAPERf
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