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   Progress, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                               i tjnlt f, 4 THE PROGRESS Today's ChuckU Any child can tell you wrong with today's They think they know m o r than their children. Vol. 60 No. 224 Our 56th Curwensville, Philipsburo, Moihannon Valley, Pa., Thurtday, September 22, 1966 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY OF THE PROGRESS '.Dry IM B- Education in Focus Instructing The Child Returning to the public school educational program after last week's interruption to present the views of Dr. Eric A. Walker, president of The Pennsylvania State Uni- on the place of Penn State's 19 Commonwealth Campuses in the state's higher education program, let's look today at junior high school education in the Clear- field Area. Junior Highs Started in 1900 Junior High Schools are a product of this century, with the movement starting in 1900 to place the seventh, eighth and ninth grades in a separate division and, if feasible, in their own building. For many years, however, the traditional 8-4 (eight years of elementary, four years of high school) pattern prevailed and as recently as 1963 it was estimated that only a little more than 50 per cent of the school districts in the United States had junior high school programs. Even today, there is some variance in the grade groupings as far as junior high is concerned. Due in part to the size of the school district and in part to the avail- ability of buildings, the grade grouping may be on a 6-6 basis six grades of elementary and six grades of sec- ondary with the latter combining junior and senior high programs in the same building. This is the case in four of the eight Clearfield Area Districts Curwensville, Har- mony, Moshannon Valley and West Branch. Or the group- ing may be on a 6-3-3 basis as it is at Clearfield, DuBois and Philipsburg-Osceola with the junior (grades 7, 8 and 9) and senior (grades 10, 11 and 12) high schools occupy- ing separate buildings and having separate administra- tors or principals. Glendale, now in the process of secur- ing a new junior-senior building, has grades 9 through 12 at its Mountaindale Center, 7, 8 and 9 in junior high located between Coalport and Irvona and grades 10, 11 and 12 in the high school at Coalport. Bridges The Gap Philipsburg-Osceola Area District operates two jun- ior high schools, one in Philipsburg and the other in Os- ceola Mills. DuBois Area District last year tried keeping all of its seventh graders' in the Scribner Avenue building with eighth and ninth grades in the Junior High building on the Liberty Boulevard. Superintendent Jack Harriger sees the separation as "educationally sound" and bene- ficial to the seventh graders in their development be- cause they are "not overshadowed by the eighth and ninth Clearfield Area District's Junior High is in two buildings located across the street from each other but is administered as a single unit. In theory and practice. Junior High School helps, in the words of Principal George Shively of Clearfield, to "bridge the gap" between the elementary grades and senior high school. Here'the pupils first experience mov- ing from room to room for classes instead of all classes in one room as in the elementary grades for the most part. Here they are introduced to such classes as formal physical education, industrial arts, homeniaking and other large group learning activities. Principal Shively also notes that junior high pupils are in the adolescent stage of their growth and as a re- sult experience more emotional problems in the growing up process. During this period of their lives, he says, it is best to have them together for their school hours. Super- intendent Harriger of DuBois found this true in the as- signment of all seventh graders to one building, apart even from the eighth and ninth grades. Problem of Separation This lack of separation of junior and senior high school pupils poses an extra problem for principals of combined junior-senior high schools. Separation is main- tained as far as home rooms and classes are concerned, but it is obviously impossible to extend such separation in the halls or, in most cases, in study periods. All six grades generally attend assembly programs. "We find we must guard against overlooking the jun- ior high pupils in such things as school reports one junior-senior high principal. "We permit them to have an occasional dance of their own, they have separate basketball and football teams, representation on Student Council and we've encouraged junior high entertainment programs. We hope to do more." For a look at junior high curricula, let's turn again to the Clearfield Area School District which includes Clear- field Borough and Bradford, Covington, Girard, Goshen, Knox and Lawrence Townships. While the Clearfield Dis- trict program may differ in some respects from those of other area junior highs, it can be regarded as typical. Typical Curricula Clearfield Area Junior High's students (sur- prisingly boys outnumber the girls, 670 to 583, this year) are placed in 14 different sections as they enter seventh grade, based on reading tests given in March of their sixth grade year. Seventy-one qualified this year for the Able Pupil or accelerated program on the basis of addi- tional mathematics and other tests, plus recommendation by their sixth grade teachers and elementary supervisor. Eighth and ninth grade section assignments may be changed and are based on averages made in English, history, mathematics, geography, science and health plus another reading test in the spring of the eighth grade year. In contrast to high school curricula, there are no elective courses in junior high with the exception of Span- ish I in the ninth grade and mathematics and science courses in eighth and ninth grades for pupils in the Able program. All three grades have English and arithmetic or algebra five periods a week, physical education and home economics or industrial arts two periods a week; science and Pennsylvania history are five period per week cours- es in the ninth grade. Seventh grade subjects, in addition to English and arithmetic, include world history and world geography, four periods each; reading, with the periods varying ac- cording to section; health education and art, two periods each; and music one period. Eighth graders substitute U. S. history and U. S. geography for world history and geography four periods each per week and otherwise follow the same courses of study as in seventh grade. Algebra I replaces arithmetic, geography and reading are dropped and one period of guidance is added in the ninth grade. Those in the Able Pupil program may take Algebra I and Science, both five periods per week courses, in eighth grade, ahead of schedule, and in the ninth grade move on to Algebra II and Biology I, courses they normal- ly would take in senior high school. Spanish I may be taken in the ninth grade by pupils who had an average of 80 or higher in English and mathematics in the seventh and eighth grades. Spanish classes are now in their third year at Clear- field Junior High. In each of the first two years, 125 pupils elected to take the course, 98 completed it and 49 are go- ing on this year to takt Spanish II at Senior High School. Shakeup m U. S. Jets Down Viet By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) U.S. jet pilots shot down two Communist MIGs over North Viet Nam Wednes- day and damaged three others in the biggest day of air combat of the war. No American planes were lost in eight dogfights between U.S. Air Force F105 Thunderchiefs and Communist jets in the "MIG Alley" area northeast of Hanoi, the Red capital, a U.S. spokesman said. However, two U.S. planes were shot down by ground fire Wednesday during raids over the North. This brought the total of American planes reported lost over North Viet Nam to 370. One plane downed was a Navy F4B Phantom from the carrier Coral Sea. Its two crew mem- bers are missing. The other was an Air Force F105 Thunderchief and its pilot also is missing. The Red losses raised the U.S. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Court Halts Rail Merger Temporarily NEW YORK (AP) A three- judge federal court has tempo- rarily shelved the scheduled Sept. 30 merger of the Pennsyl- vania Railroad, the nation's largest, with the New York Cen- tral. The judges said, however, their restraining order Wednes- day does not mean they will is- s'ue a temporary injunction against the merger. They said that decision will be made ei- ther next week when the merger was to formally take place or the week after. The Pennsy said it would have no comment on the court's ac- tion. The court acted at a hearing on the request of nine other rail- roads to delay the merger until Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 AT HIGHWAY OPEN HOUSE Cub scouts from Pack 43 at West Decatur get first hand information on this model of the Keystone Shortway bridges at Viaduct on the Clearfield Centre counties line from District Engineer Stanton C. Funk last night. The young scouts were among more than 500 area residents who visited the State Highway Department's District 2 Office at Clear- field during an open house held in conjunction with Pennsylvania Highway Week. (Progress Photo) Surveyor Faffs fn Mission for Moon Landing PASADENA, Calif. (AP) 8 Scientists unable to halt the spinning of the Surveyor 2 moon-bound' spacecraft said early today that the mission is failure. A spokesman at Jet Propul- sion Laboratory said: "We kept firing the third rocket attempt- ing to stabilize the spacecraft, but the rocket wouldn't fire, and the tumbling increased. "We dumped the helium turned on the radar adapter On Consumer Credit Legislator Bitter Over Bill Change By PAUL ZDINAK HARRISBURG (AP) A bitter Rep. C. L. Schmitt said today he did not think "for one single moment" that the House would agree to the amended consumer credit bill now in the Senate. Schmitt, D-Westmoreland, was chief architect of House Bill 7, the House Democrats' version of the proposal. The Republican-controlled Senate Banking Committee took this bill, amended it drastically, and released it Tuesday to the Senate floor. "I am very he said. "All has been destroyed. I don't think for a single moment we would agree to this bill." Asked if he thought a con- ference committee could work out a compromise if the House refuses to concur in the Senate version, he said: "The gap is so wide I don't see where a reconciliation is possible. This is a Scranton Shafer consumer gouging bill and you can call it that." Thus, the controversy over consumer credit protection, con- tinues to grow. Both the House and Senate are in recess until Monday. The QUITE A BUNDLE Jean Whitaker of Curwensville R. D. lugs a 41-pound (that's right, 41) banana squash into the Harmony Grange Fair yesterday. The huge squash, grown by her brother, Martin, 15, was entered in the competition. The Fair opened' yesterday and ends Saturday night at Westover. (Progress Photo) Highway Plans Include Fall Project in Area More than million in con- struction work will be adver- tised for bids during the next three months by the State High- way Department, pushing the highway program million ahead of its announced sched- ule. Highway Secretary Henry D. Harral said the proposed work is "pretty much assured" by a computerized monitoring pro- gram that checks progress of plans bi-weekly. The million in work is nearly million greater than the total production of calendar 1959 and is the highest three- month production in the history of the Highway Department. Included in the work sched- uled for bidding during October, November, and December are Please Turn to Page 8, .Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Inside The Progress Classified Ads 16, 17 Hints From Heloise 20 Comics ]fl News From Around World 18 Sports 14, 15 Obituaries ig Hospital News ___2, 20 Editorial, Columns 4 Social News 3 Highway News fi Sunday School Lesson State Democratic Aide To Address Houtzdale Dinner Rally Tonight H. Richard Hosteller, deputy chairman of the Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee, will be the speaker at tonight's annual dinner meeting of the Moshannon Valley Democratic Club. The dinner-rally will be- gin at 7 p. m. in the "Houtzdale Moose home. Mr. Hosteller, a native of Mif- flintown, has been actue m Democratic party affairs since his undergraduate days at Lv. coming College. He organized the Young Democrats Club of Juniata County m 1958 and con- 7 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 New Look At Policies Is Planned By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) Cu- rious senators are about to seize the opportunity of taking a new reading on President Johnson's foreign policies as a result of the shakeup in his State Depart- ment team. There was little doubt that the nominations of Atty. Gen. Nich- olas Katzenbach to be under- secretary of state, of Prof. Eu- gene Rostow as undersecretary for economic affairs and of Am- bassador Foy D. Dohler as dep- uty undersecretary of state will get Senate confirmation. But before that happens, mys- tified Democrats and Republi- cans on the Senate Foreign Re- lations Committee made it clear they want to know what it's all about and whether the appoint- ments Johnson announced Wednesday portend any change in his international course. Almost without exception, senators expressed amazement that Katzenbach would step down from a Cabinet to a sub- Cabinet level. Speculation on his successor centered on Deputy Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark, son of Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark, a Texan like Johnson. But the possibility of the selection of Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall, aNegro, for ,the top Marshall, a Negro, for the top Attorney Leon Jaworski of Houston, Tex., a long-time friend who visited with Johnson at the White House Tuesday night, was described by one source as one of two or three under consideration for the job. He told a newsman Wednesday night "there is no way I could comment on this. Any an- nouncement would have to come from another source." A Minneapolis-St. Paul televi- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Good fingerprint Is Best Lead In Percy Murder KENILWORTH, 111. (AP) Authorities said today a "good fingerprint" that "does not match those of 20 persons who had access to the Charles Percy home is the best lead in the in- vestigation into the slaying of Valerie Percy. Robert Daley, Kenilworth police chief, said the print was found on glass cut from a French door. He described it as most important piece of evidence we have right now." Three Coast Guard scuba div- ers searched the bottom of Lake Michigan off the Please Turn to Page 8, Col. FREE FOOTBALLS! SEE PAGE 4 FOR DETAILS Its Present, Future Outlook Lawrence Board To Help Improve Montgomery Run Water matters of one sort or another received much attention at last night's meeting of the Lawrence Board of Supervisors. On the positive side, an- nouncement was made that bids will be opened Oct. 4 by the Pennsylvania State Department of Forests and Waters for a stream improvement program on Montgomery Run. The township will cooperate by fur- nishing stone for rip-rap, seed- ing of banks and replacement Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 2 Turn to Page 18, Col. 4 Turn to Page 18, Col. 5 Blood Donors Needed To Meet 85-Pint Quota at Osceola OSCEOLA MILLS The Rev. Nelson A. Thomas, chair- man of the Moshannon Red Cross Chapter, appealed today for area residents to give blood next Tuesday. All churches of the commun- ity are sponsoring the Rlood- mobile visit here in the Meih- odist Church from 2 to 6 p. m. Area residents may make donor appointments by telephon- ing Mrs. Fred Shinafelt, Mrs. Margaret Dunlap or Miss Ven- tetta Kennedy, Harmony fair Reaches Midway Point Tonight WESTOVER The annual Harmony Grange Fair reaches the midway point tonight with two big days of the fair still remaining. Farmers from a wide area will converge on the grounds at Westover R. D. tomorrow afternoon to test their skills in the Clearfield County Plowing contest. Joseph Young, LaJose R. D., chairman of the contest, stated that the competition is open to By WILLIAM F. LEE Progress Staff Writer (Fourth of Five Articles) 'Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, js a small (431 square rural (65 per cent farm population) county located just south of the center of the Commonwealth. It is dairy country up and down Big Valley. Its yearly agriculture income amounts to million, with million of that coming from its dairy cows. There are 750 farms in Mifflin County, down from 850 in 1963 and 10 years ago. The county's Amish people, who are liv- ing on yearly incomes of on the aver- age, ride up and down the valley in their horse-drawn buggies, past the large com- mercial farms which represent modern Ameri- can agriculture, past the expansive New Hol- land Machine Company at Belleville, a farm machinery subsidiary- of Sperry Rand, which produces the technological equipment which has changed the face of American agriculture. An average Mifflin County farm is worth about But no one has ever said that the Dunmire brothers operate an farm. The Dunmires, Raymond, Harold and Ira, are the proprietors of a 200-acre dairy farm at McVeytown. They, along with 30 other farmers m a area, are mem- bers of one of the major dairy cooperatives in central Pennsylvania, the cooperative which the Long's dairy store chain. The Dunmires have a investment in the cooperative. They have a invest- ment m automatic milking equipment. They have a gross income of a year. And they are representative of what the modern American farmer has to be. "We're at the says Harold Dunmire. "We're making a good living, but we're not sure thM what we know as making a good living now will be the same in the fu- ture." Considering alternatives, Harold says, is part of management, and with an eye on that uncertain future, the Dunmires have been considering the alternatives. Harold explains they have been IhinJtifig about going info the jugging business, that is, selling milk directly to the consumer along the roadside of busy Route 22 which Please Turn to 11, Col. 1   

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