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Progress, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's OiuckU tirli arc getting men's then, they al- have. THE PROGRESS Reader's Tip For the latest on the baseball and football scene, turn to Pages 12 and 13. Vol. 60 No. 231 Our 56th Year CUarfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Mothcmnon Valley, Pa., Friday, September 19e6 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY Police Say Yount Confessed to Killing Eastern Cuba Hit By Storm Possible Human Tragedy Feared In Haitian Valley By BEN FUNK MIAMI, Fla. Inez screamed into eastern Cuba today with 127-mile an hour fury, and in her wet, gloomy wake a blackout of communications concealed a possible human tragedy in Hai- ti's "Valley of Death." "I don't see how Haiti could have escaped a said Gordon Dunn, chief of the Mi- ami Hurricane Center. Weakened in her Titanic bat- tle with the mountains of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Inez had regained much of her ferocity in the water crossing to Cuba. The U.S. Navy base at Guan- tanamo Bay was hammered by sustained winds of 127-miles-an- hour velocity as the great storm crossed the coast of Cuba's Oriente Province, and Fidel Castro's struggling economy faced a disastrous blow. Haiti's "Valley of Death" is a deep trough between moun- tain ranges, reached from the Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 One-Two Punch Hurled at Reds ByU.S.B52s By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) B52 bombers delivered a one-two punch today 'in two raids against North Vietnamese forces fighting U.S. Marines just south of the demilitarized zone. The B52s unloaded tons of bombs on infiltration routes, and supply and assembly areas for the Communists fighting on the southern edge of the zone dividing North and South Viet Nam. One raid hit 20 miles south- west of Dong Ha, now a major base for Marines battling North Viet Nam's 324B division in Op- eration Prairie. The other bombing attack was made 18 miles northwest of Dong Ha. The two raids came less than 12 hours after Marine artillery, mortars and napalm rained down on a Communist com- mand post in a valley a mile and a half below the demilitar- ized zone. The Marines occupied the post and found 51 North Vietnamese bodies. U.S. forces in Viet Nam rose to today with the arrival of more men most of MOVING UPWARD Clearfield Area United Fund campaign leaders paint in new standing of the drive yesterday following a report luncheon. Total pledg- ed now stands at 43 per cent of the goal. Handling the chore are Ralph J. Kane, at left, campaign vice-chairman, and John H. Jackson, chair- man. At lower right is David Gallaher, the Clearfield YMCA, who spoke at the luncheon. (Progress Photo) At 43 Per Cent of Coal... Clearfield United Fund Campaign Totals Pledges and cash contributions totalling were turned in at the first re- port luncheon meeting of the Clearfield Area United Fund yesterday, boosting the overall total to The represents 43 per cent of the campaign goal of tought for the 13 agencies and four health causes supported by the United Fund. Although they had been hopeful that yesterday's reports would push the total past the 50 per cent mark, Chairman John H. Jackson and Vice Chairman Ralph J. Kane expressed satisfaction with the progress of the drive. They noted that solicitation is just getting under way in some divisions and that none of the divisions have completed their work even though sev- D M eml we" thc 50 Denoter nouse KOII merger toward their goals. Still Disagree On Hearings Set Reserve Caff up For Ocf. 31 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 WASHINGTON The Senate and House still don't agree on how much additional Bradford Coal Co. Gets Time Extension HARRISBURG (AP) The Bradford Coal Co. of Bigler, Clearfield County, was granted 60 additional days by the State Air Pollution Commission today to take pollution control meas- ures. The commission gave the com- pany until Nov. 25 to install control devices, including an over-the-highway coal conveyor. have to call up military re serves. Their dispute sent the lion defense appropriation bill Pageant Slated Jo Pick County's '66 Junior Miss What is a Junior Miss? A combination of scholastic abili- ty, talent, character and aware- ness of the world around her. Clearfield County's Junior Miss will be one of 15 contest- ants with her selection to be made Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Junior Miss Pageant in the Clearfield Senior High auditor- ium. Tickets for the event went on gale last week at Leitzingcr's Department Store (in Ladies Ready to Wear Brody's, Smith's Camera Shop, Bloom's Pharmacy and Rhine's Tobacco Store. It is being spon- sored by the Clearfield Jaycees who promise that the pageant will be one of the outstanding events of the fall season. Capsule biographies of the 15 contestants seniors at sev- eral of the county's high schools follow: Linda Boone, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Harry Boone of Coalport and a student at Glen Turn to Page 18, 2 Coal Industry Has Philipsburg Man OAK RIDGE, Term. director of the Atomic Energy commission says that the coal industry has nothing to fear from the increased use and de- velopment of nuclear power plants. Rafforcl L. Faukner, director A Pnilipsburg motorist was inJured in one three traffic accidents yesterday in the Clear- field County-Moshannon Valley area. Damage totaled nearly headed by E. P. Dufton contrib- uting the automobile team headed by Paul R u c h and the services team headed by Clarence J. Pearson to the division total. There was no report yesterday from the food and restaurants team. The Education Division, head- ed by Elwood L. Rohrbaugh and Eldon Nelson added yesterday to boost its total to or 74 per cent of its goal of while the Major Gifts y A. L. Moore ,55 ,n all hare of he fuel FaulkneA comcmnts came diirinr a seminar on rm Sear power At the game, a meeting was under way at ChattTnooga where two nuclear power ages were unveiled including one destined for use If N ne Mile point, near Oswego, N Y on Lake Ontario. said ing east on Locust, failed to for at Seventh Wt tte Mr Both were demolished, pltCCdAe of "ld.the ofthe Simler ?l "c ifl one nMr residents for information they might have on him. The youth, David O'Shenic, Tr P. Leone, 507Vi E. 5th St., was last accounted for on Route X belween Punxsu- tawney' car he w" driv' when home wa f6und tbout mUes from Mahaffey earlier Urn week. In Monday Commissioners Meed Answers County Holds Off On Medicare Application The Clearfield County Commissioners at a special meeting yesterday afternoon decided to hold off for at least a year on making application to qualify the nursing care facilities at Clear Haven for Medicare. It isn't that they are against Medicare, but rather they feel there are too many things in program which they know nothing about and haven't been able to find answers. Board Chairman J. Harold MeFadden said: "I think we're pretty much agreed that Medicare is now a way of life but at the moment we have no idea how we as a Leaders United Behind Shapp, Democrats Told By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) Pennsylvania Democrats were told Thursday night that their leaders stand as one behind the candidacy of their gubernatorial nominee, Milton Shapp. "I am a Democrat and I want to see Milton Shapp elected governor of declared Sen. Robert P. Casey, the organization-backed candidate whom Shapp upset in a bitter primary last May. "Let us leave here tonight and dedicated to vic- he appealed to the party members who turned out at a fund raising dinner at the State Farm Show Arena. "If we put our shoulder to the wheel, you're going to come back here in January to see him inaugurated." __....._____ Beef and baked potatoes were higher education" for all qualf- on the menu, but peace and fied Pennsylvanians the main harmony was the message of- theme of Democrat Milton fered at the fund-raiser. Shapp's campaign for gover- Casey's remarks drew a spe- nor, is also the central plank of cial commendation from U.S. the platform adopted by the Sen. John O. Pastore, D-R.L, Democratic State Committee, the peppery keynote speaker at ftm rnrnmitreo eairi tho the 1964 Democratic National Convention and the featured per- would benefit from sonahty at the Farm Show gram> and that without it "If I were asked to designate -one' per WHS' 3ese'rved tfie Free Higher Education Key Platform Plank HARRISBRG (AP) Free county may benefit or lose by such a program." He added that he could not see how the county could turn over to federal and state man- dates "the only facility we have for the care of the aged without first knowing what all is in- volved." Minority Commissioner Wes- ley J. Read echoed his remarks saying he is highly in favor of the program's original intent to provide hospital care and services for the financially dis- tressed over age 65. However, he declared he would not want to see federal or state government controls over a facility which he said was "nearly wholly subsidized by taxpayers of the county." "Personally, I haven't enough he concluded. Commissioner A. W. Pearson sided with his counterparts say- ing: "I don't think they've got the bugs worked out of it. I think we should wait." The deadline for counties to apply and become eligible for the Medicare program is to- morrow. Under the program, the coun- ty would have to enter into a written agreement with hospi- tals serving Clearfield County whereby non ambulatory pa- tients would be referred by the hospital. The commissioners would have no control over who is admitted. At present, as Commissioner McFadden pointed out, t h e Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 to fied program of educa- remainder of this campaign." th., .j -m." "Oratory will not win your <PnH VM election. Roll up your sleeves Pennsy? If you do what needs to be done Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Top'report for a single team was presented by W. K. Ulerich of the Industrial Division with pledges and contributions total- ling Included in this amount was more than WASHINGTON In- from Harbison-Walker Refrac- terstate Commerce Commission tories Co. and employes of its set Oct. 31 today for the opening Machine Shop and No. 3 Works, s, authority the President should of more hearings into the pend- with the employes' share only ing merger of the Pennsylvania a partial report since solicita- and New York Central railroads, tion is also in progress in other The merger had been sched- divisions of the company's uled to go into effect Saturday, Clearfield Works. back toward a House-Senate but the railroads were prevented Closest to hitting its goal is conference after the Senate re- from accomplishing it because the Business Division's finance jected it Thursday because the of a restraining order from a realty and insurance team House-passed compromise left three judge Federal Court in headed by Frederick B Lans- out the reserves question. New York. berry TMs team turned in The Senate's reserves plan The billion consolidation yesterday to boost its was tacked onto the money bill would be the biggest business total to or 90 per cent but the House turned it down merger in United States history, of its goal. and passed its own reserves The new hearings will consider Overall, the Business Division Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 8 Inside The Progress Classified Ads 16, 17, 18 Hints From Heloise ___ 20 Comics 19 News From Around World 18 Sports 12, 13 Obituaries 18 Hospital News 14, 15 Editorial, Columns 4 Social News 3, 11, 20 Today in History 18 Farm News............7 Church News........10, 11 Political News......... 5, 6 More on 2 come economically stronger and more secure." Although the platform did not mention how the program would be financed, Shapp has called for the passage of a billion to billion bond issue to raise the money. The Democrats' campaign document advocated a constitu- tional convention, called if that is necessary, by the Legislature without prior voter approval, to consider changes in the state constitution. This item specified that such a convention would not consider a graduated income tax. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Boys Prove football Win fasy Matter There are quite a few boys n; the Clearfield County-Moshan- non Valley area who can tell you how easy it is to win a free football. At last count, 73 pigskins had been awarded to youngsters who have obtained a new six-month subscriber for The Progress. Every boy whether a Prog- ress carrier or not in Clear- field County and the Philipsburg Borough, Rush, Snow Shoe or Burnside townships area of Centre County is eligible to par- ticipate. One subscription one foot- ball, it's as simple as that. In fact, some boys have already come up with additional sub- scribers and therefore qualified for additional footballs. Complete rules are published daily in The Progress and ap- pear today on Page 4. Progress Ad Manager Wins Award Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 18, Col. S First Place Prize In Pa. Competition Is Fifth in 10 Years Reginald L. Turner, Classified Advertising manager of The Progress, has won the top award for the best promotion campaign among Pennsylvania news- papers with less than daily circulation. Mr. Turner received the award plaque at the 20th annual Penn- sylvania Newspaper Publishers Association's Classified Clinic at Harrisburg. The annual award is the fifth first place won by Mr. Turner since he become Progress Classified Ad manager in 1955. He has also won several honor- able mention awards for his work. Awards also went to weekly newspapers, papers with to circulation, and those With over Featured speakers at the three-day convention were C. L. Schmitt, a member of the State Legislature, and John Conley of the National Automobile Dealers Association. Mr. Schmitt, who has been in the res! and insurance business at New Kensington for 22 years, spoke on classified and legal advertising from the stand- point of a realtor and legislator. Mr. Conley discussed classi- fied from the car dealers' viewpoint Reginald t. Turner Wins statewide advertising award Troopers Recall Quote Pathologist Gives Lengthy Testimony On Examination By BETTY HAMILTON Progress Staff Writer State police officers testi- fied this morning that when Jon E. Yount, DuBois Area High School teacher, gave himself up at the DuBois Sub- station on the early morning of April 29, he was "calm and collected" and confessed without hesitation to the kill- ing of one of his pupils, 18- year-old Pamela Sue Rimer. Following Yount's arrest he had been quoted as tell- ing the state police, think I am the man you are look- ing for." On the witness stand this morning Trooper John Phillips and Detective Edward Kerr said the defendant's exact words were, "I am the man you are looking for." Yesterday afternoon Dr. John Unger, Brookville pathologist with 31 years experience, testi- fied that the autopsy he had performed on Pamela showed that she had a severed windpipe and shock and that she had definitely been raped. He estimated the girl lived between 20 and 30 minutes after the last of three cuts was made across her throat. The cuts, he said, were cov- ered by a stocking wrapped loosely around her throat and tied with a double knot. The stocking, Dr. Unger told the jury, was such a device as might be used to strangle a person by twisting the knot. While the stocking around Pamela's neck was frayed and pulled almost to the breaking point, the pathologist said he had found no identations on her skin. This morning Trooper Phillips said that he had been asleep in a bedroom at the DuBois Substation when the doorbell rang about 5 a. m. on April 29. He answered the door and found a man whom he did not know at the time but -who he later learned was Jon E. Yount standing outside. "I asked him if I could help Trooper Phillips said. "He replied, 'I'm the man you are looking for'." (At that time the state police were searching for the killer of Pamela Sue whose body had been found about 12 hours ear- lier. The news of the slaying had been carried by area radio and television stations.) Trooper Phillips said he asked Yount to repeat his statement and he used the same words "I'm the man you're looking for." Defense Attorney Homer King then asked the trooper if Yount had not said, "I think I am the man." "No sir, he did the trooper replied emphatically. Trooper Phillips said he then summoned Detective Kerr and Trooper Donald Bedford who were sleeping in another bed- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. Continued cool with oc- casional rain tonight and Saturday. Low tonight in the 40s. Sunrise Cleat-field River Level Thursday 7 p. m. 5.42 feet Today 7 a. m- 5.45 feet Ckarfield Weather Thursday low 46; High 62; Overnight low 48; Pre- cipitation .52 inches. Mid State Airport Thursday low 43; High 56; Overngiht low 46. Five Day Forecast Oct. 1-5: Temperatures are expected to average eight to ten degrees below the normal highs of 67 to 69 and lowi af 46 to 49. It will be very cool through- out the period, with only minor day-to-day t u r e variations. Rainfall will average about half inch as showers Sat- urday and again Tuesday. NFWSPAPFK!