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Progress, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Economy Days Sale Is Under Way at Cleorfield _ Today's ChuckU At in afternoon bridge, lion: "You're aot paying atten- tion to the game. We're ing Mabel's new fur coat, not Susan's divorce." THE PROGRESS Reader's Tip Tonight's Editorial is entitled 'Recognition for Clear-field.' Read it on Page 4. Vpl. 60 No. 249 Our Sitfi Year Clearfieid, Philipsburg, Moihannon Volley, Pa., Friday, October 21, 1966 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY Paint Throwers Mar Johnson Visit Dispute Stymies Congress Adjoi Red Nations' Trade Bill May Delay Mirnment BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) Hopes for winding up the 89th Con gress by tonight faded a bit further when senators agreed to meet at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday. By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) The 89th Congress neared the end of its long road today. Leaders said it may be able to adjourn by nightfall. But one major obstacle a dispute over expanded trade with Communist nations of Eastern Europe could delay final adjournment until Satur- day. President Johnson is pushing for expanded trade with Soviet bloc nations as part of a move to ease East-West tensions. But in passing a supple- mental money bill last appropriations measure of the session the House tacked on a ban on use of Export-Im- port Bank funds to extend cred- it to Communist countries. The Senate, when it cleared the measure Thursday, knocked out the ban and gave the Presi- dent discretionary power to au- thorize credit if he feels it is in the national interest. House-Senate conferees meet Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 HELP BOOST UNITED FUND Two division leaders in the Clearfieid Area United Fund campaign accept statuettes for their roles in helping to push the campaign to within 10 per cent of goal yesterday. They Lanager, second from left, chairman of the Federal Government Employes; and Mrs. Allan Ryan, cochairman of Special Gifts. Presenting the awards are John H. Jackson, at left, campaign chair- man, and Ralph J. Kane, vice chairman. (Progress Photo) WCPA To Get FM Station Clearfieid Broadcasters, Inc., which operates WCPA Radio, has been granted a construction permit to operate an FM station at Clearfieid, the Federal Com- munications Commission has an- nounced. The station will operate from 6 a. m. until midnight daily on a frequency of 93.5 megacycles with 3000 watts of power. J. Albert Dame, executive vice-president of WCPA, said to- day that steps would be taken immediately to order equipment and proceed with construction of the station. He said he would prefer not to give an opening date' but would keep the public informed on construction progress. FREE FOOTBALLS! National Honor of United Fund Needs To Reach Campaign Goal Clearfieid Area United Fund leaders challenged Clearfieid to "prove that we are an Ail-American community" today as they set their sights on raising approximately needed to put the 1966 UF campaign over the top. Noting that Clearfieid is one of 22 communities in United States named as finalists in the All-America City competition, UF Campaign Chairman John H. Jackson and Vice Chairman Ralph J. Kane together pointed out that "our campaign is one of the tests that Clearfieid must pass to become one of the 11 cities to receive this honor. We must put this United Fund campaign over 'the top if we want Clearfieid to secure this nationwide recognition. We j. i sure it can be done." At CieVflieiw The two leaders issued their Council Opens Bids, To Check Park Funds Clearfieid Borough Council last night opened bids for borough equipment, approved the erection of a one-way street sign on Bell street at the rear of the municipal park- ing lot and decided to investigate the possibility of securing state and federal funds for a new community park. The bids were for a dump truck, a used paver and a salt spreader. All will be referred to the street and sidewalk committee for further study before contracts are award- ed. _________________________ fter receiving ports from volunteer workers Albert Hubler of the Clearfieid Recreation Board appeared be- fore Council with a board pro- posal endorsed by the Bor- ough Planning Commission to' investigate the possibility of securing Project 70 and Open Space funds to finance the pur- chase of land near the com- munity swimming pool for a public park. Will Visit County Coffee Hour Monday Diane Shafer, daughter of Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, will visit Clearfieid Monday night. SEE PAGE 5 FOR DETAILS path and other recreational fa- cilities as well as an area for Use by senior citizens. Council approved filing an ap- plication for federal and state funds with the understanding that it was being dbne merely to learn if the borough is eligible for funds for such a project. It does not obligate Council to con- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 campaign headquarters from to 9 p. m. as a guest of the Republican Women of Clearfieid County. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served. Candidates from the county are expected to attend. Shafer headquarters is lo- cated next to the Clearfieid YMCA on North Second Street. fund total to or 90 per cent of the goal of Yes- terday's total was While emphasizing the need to reach the goal, the campaign heads at the same time ruled against "dragging out the Present plans are for a final clean-up effort next week, to be planned at a luncheon in the New Dimeling Hotel of campaign workers at noon Tuesday. Although several of the divi- sions have completed most of their solicitation, there still re- main, many contacts to make, it was pointed out yesterday. In addition, it is hoped that a second call on some potential contributors will produce addi- tional cash and pledges. Twenty-five companies, nine employe groups and nine clubs or organizations were cited for Honor Award performances in fair share giving yesterday. The latest to be honored were: Companies: Thorn's, Inc.; Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Terrorist Mine Takes Toll in Viet 57 Vietnamese Killed, Wounded; Ky Quiets Storm By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Viet Cong terrorists exploded a homemade mine in the teeming market place of a district capital today and killed or wounded 57 Vietnamese sol- diers and civilians. The attack came on an other- wise quiet day on the war front with only small patrol skirmish- es reported as President Chung Hee Park of South Korea ar- rived in Viet Nam for a one-day visit to Korea's force Park stopped off for seven hours and then continued on his way to Manila to attend the seven-nation summit conference on Viet Nam opening Monday. South Viet Nam's Premier Nguyen Cao Ky, having quieted the storm within his own cabi- net, took time off to fly to Da Nang to welcome the visiting Korean president. In the air war over North Viet Nam, U.S. strike pilots flew 80 'missions Thursday and an American spokesman said the forays cost two U.S. planes. The North Vietnamese claimed five planes were shot down Thursday and a number of pilots were captured. U.S. spokesmen ignored this claim, but said the pilots of the U.S. planes were missing. The planes were both Navy A4 Sky- hawks from U.S. 7th Fleet car- riers in the Gulf of Tonkin. The mine explosion occurred in Tra On, a district capital 75 miles southwest of Saigon. A government spokesman said about persons were in the market when the homemade Claymore mine went off, spew- ing fragments of iron, glass and barbed wire. At Cleorfield Oct. 28... General To Air Viet Situation The situation in Viet Nam will be discussed by Major General W. R. Peers, attached to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Washington as special assistant for counterinsurgency and special activities, in a public appearance at Clearfieid next Friday, officials of John Lewis Shade Post 6 of the American Legion announced today. Gen. Peers will speak in the Clearfieid Area High School auditorium at 9 p. m. next Friday, Oct. 28, under the spon- sorship of the Legion. His talk will be open to the public, free of charge. The high-ranking Army offi- cer will present a comprehen- sive picture of the situation in Viet Nam and provide a serious look at the manifold problems and conduct of our military participation. Post Commander T. Jack Norris said in an- nouncing the program. He also will show a film on Viet Nam and will answer questions from the audience following his pres- entation. Gen. Peers' background in counterinsurgency and special and his knowledge of the Asian situation dates back to the early days-of World War II when, as a captain, he was sent to India as a member of OSS Detachment 101 to organ- ize and train Americans and Kachin Tribesmen for intelli- gence and guerrilla warfare against the Japanese in Burma. Later promoted to the rank of colonel. Gen. Peers trained and directed what eventually total- led 10 battalions of Americans and native tribesmen in guer- rilla and intelligence activities behind the Japanese lines in Burma and the success of OSS Detachment 101 was a major factor in Gen. Joseph Stilwell's Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 Economy Days Launched By Merchants Thrifty, shoppers in search of harvest -time bargains will find them this weekend in Clearfieid stores, where merchants have slashed prices on fall and winter merchandise in an effort to make every shopping dollar count. The three-day Economy Days sale began today and will continue until 9 p. m. Monday. Stores will also be open until 9 p. m. today. Closing time for the banks and branch banks is 8 p. m. today. With all roads leading to Clearfieid this weekend, parking space will .be needed and may be found at the new municipal parking lot. The Clearfieid Merch- ants will award in cash during the promotion. Viet Serviceman Cites Red Cross for Help in War Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Shafer Carries Aattitor General's State Aid To Vote Campaign into East Pa. By VINCENT P. CAROCCI WILKES-BARRE, Pa. Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, an energetic handshaker and a fast walker, took to the streets of Luzcrnc County today to solicit support for his Republican gu- bernatorial candieacy. Shafer, who flew into Wilkes- Barrc Thursday night, was on the road at 7 a.m. on the first leg of his day-long meet-the-peo- ple tour of Luzerne and neigh- boring Lackawanna County His first stop took him to two industries located recently. He toured the plants, shaking hands with every worker he met. He even went to great heights to talk to one man. To the dismay of his traveling aides, he scaled a 20-foot ladder to shake the hand of an employe on a catwalk near the ceiling. Report Reviews Wiretap Issue HARRISBURG (AP) Wire- tapping is back in the news, this time involving a report by the Auditor General's Department charging the state police offi- cials improperly diverted funds, allegedly to purchase wiretap- ping equipment. The department issued a re- port Thursday containing the charges. It is against the state law to use wiretapping equipment. The purchasing of wiretapping equip- ment in itself is not a violation of the law. The 58-page detailing the department's investigation and audit of the State Police so- called Confidential Fund, also charges that the police med this equipment in their investi- gations. Wiretapping, even by police- men, is forbidden by a state law. Two of the major figures in Municipalities Urged by Shapp By JOE KROVISKY HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Milton Shapp, plagued by trans- portation troubles, said today the states should assume a far more active, imaginative and creative role in providing aid to municipalities and other re- gions. "By tradition, the state has failed to meet the challenges in- volved in what should be an ac- tive and continuing partner- ship." he said, adding that since states have been reluctant to act boldly the communities have been forced to turn to the fed- eral government. Shapp, the Democratic candi- date for governor, made the re- marks in a prepared speech be- fore the Pennsylvania Planning Commission, Secretary of Com- merce John Tabor also was Fair and not as cold to- night, low 33 to 42. In- creasing cloudiness, windy and warmer Saturday. Sunrise Clearfieid River Level Thursday 7 p. m. 5.10 feet Today 7 a. m. 5.10 feet (station- Youth Testifies In Death of former District Woman HOLLIDAYSBURG Thir- teen-year-old Ronald Eugene Sharpless testified in Blair County Court yesterday that his mother had taken him on shop- lifting escapades from the year he was adopted until the week she was shot. Ronald is being tried for mur- dering his mother, Betty Jane Sharpless, 41, at their Sylvan Hills home last July. She and her husband, Glenn, are former Philipsburg residents. The Commonwealth concluded its case yesterday afternoon and in opening the defense, Attorney Thomas Peoples Jr. told the jury that testimony would show that the boy has been "used as an instrument" by his mother and threats by her had con- tributed to the defendant's state of mind on the afternoon of the murder. Mrs. Sharpless was fatally wounded by a .22-calibre rifle and a 20-gauge shotgun. Described their shoplifting op- erations, the Sharpless boy said his mother usually had told Please Turn to Page 2, Col 6 PSEA Official To Speak At Philipsburg Event PHILIPSBURG Dr. Wade Wilson of Bryn Mawr, president- elect of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, will be the guest speaker next Thurs- day at a banquet in the senior high school. An annual affair, the banquet is sponsored by the PhOipsburg- Osceola PSEA Local Branch and Social and Welfare Association to honor present and past re- tirees. The banquet-is for all school personnel and begins with a mixer at 6 p. m. Retirees to be honored are Carl Wasseen, Vivian Comely, Martin Luther, Millard S. Han- cock, Mrs. Edith Jacobson, Mrs. Gladys G. Dunlap and Miss Sara Jane Parkes. President's Limousine Smeared Million Australians Greet LBJ, Wife At Melbourne By FRANK CORMIER MELBOURNE (AP) From to a million Australians gave President Johnson today a tumultuous Melbourne recep- tion, marred by a paint-throw- ing incident that smeared his bubbletop limousine amid ths boos and jeers of youths oppos- ing the war in Viet Nam. The closed car was smeared from windshield to rear bump- er but the see-through top pro- tected the President and Mrs. Johnson from the red and green paint. Two Secret Servicemen riding on the rear bumper and others in a following security car were smeared. Later, in the press of the crowd, a Se- cret Service man fell from the security car but was not seri- ously injured. The pait was water based and washed off readily and the car carried the Johnsons back to Melbourne airport for the re- turn to Canberra. Thousands ol Australians along the way cheered the Johnsons. Some shouted, "Come back" or sang, "For he's a jolly good fellow." "I believe there is light at the end of what has been a long and lonely Johnson told the Australians, referring to the Vietnamese war and his firm belief the Communists no longer can win. The Johnsons appeared un- concerned by the paint throw- ing or the jeers from young Au- stralians as they arrived at Government House from the airport. They smiled and waved to the <crowd hapoened. "In the perspective of two million people or said the First Lady. "It was just like a grain of sand." One report said the paint in two plastic balloons was thrown by two youngsters about 14 yeara old. Another said the thrower was a young man Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 8. Col. 5 Inside The Progress Classified Ads 17, 18 Hints From Heloise ___ 20 Comics .....19 News From Around World 8 Sports 12, 13 Obituaries 2 Hospital News ............8 Editorial, Columns....... 4 Social News ......3, 15 Today in History 4 Church News 14 Capitol Hill News 9 Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Turn to Page 2, Col. Clearfieid Weather Thursday low 38; High 50; Overnight low 26; Pre- cipitation .03 inches. Mid State Airport Thursday low 30; High 46; Overnight low 23; Pre- cipitation .05 inches. Five-Day Forecast Oct. 22-26: Tempera- tures will average near the normal highs of 58 to 60 and lows of 40 to 41. It will be mild until cool- er Monday and warming again at mid-week. Rain- fall will total four-tenths to of an inch as showers the first part of week. Philipsburg Planning Major Crackdown On Halloween Pranksters PHILIPSBURG Philips- burg's loitering ordinance, pass- ed several months ago, will be used during the next few weeks against anyone engaging in van- dalism, trespassing on the prop- erty of residents, soaping cars and other windows, and any oth- er act that results in annoyance or damage to any resident of the borough. In addition, they will also be prosecuted for disorderly con- duct. Philipsburg police have been instructed by Mavor Clifford A. Johnston to question any youth1! and especially any groups that show suspicious signs of en- gaging in unlawful activities, and make arrests where they are not satisfied with the answer given. Although there is no curfew law at present here the police Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Pfc. John W. Shimchock The Clearfieid chapter of the American Red Cross, which is currently conducting its annual membership drive and fund raising campaign in the outly- ing areas of Clearfieid, today reported receipt of a letter from a Curwensville serviceman in Viet Nam in which he praised the Red Cross for its aid to servicemen, particularly m his area. Pfc. John W. Shimchock, a 1964 graduate of Area High School, wrote that he will never complain when asked to contribute to the Red Cross, having seen first-hand how they help to ease the strain of service life, especially in a theatre of war. He stated that he has re- ceived from the Red Cross one of the ditty bags made and filled with useful items by members Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 100 Children, 30 Adults Mining... Giant Slag-Pile Falls, Buries School in Wales ABERFAN, Wales (AP) A giant coal slag-heap swept down a mountain into this Welsh mining village today, burying a school filled with children and -also a row of houses. The bodies of 22 persons 18 children and two adults were recovered. Police estimated 100 school children and about 30 adults were missing. But soma were believed to have escaped in the confusion. Four hours after the ava- lanche buried the school for youngsters aged 7 to 11 and a row of nearby houses, a defense worker said- rVe don't know hovv many are missing, but there are many." The British Press Association Death Ends City Hall Career at Philadelphia For Clearfieid Native Damage Totals In Lone Accident Damage totaled as a re- sult of a rear-end collision at about 6-30 p. m. yesterday on Route 322. about one mile west of Clearfieid. Involved were cars driven by Margaret L. Fida. 20. of Gram- pian Road, Curwensville, and Barbara A. Sn.vder, 35 of Mea- dow Street. Curwensville. State police from the Clear- field substation said the Snyder woman slowed for a car ahead which was making left turn and was struck from behind by the Fida car vehicles were traveling west. and four Facts Flsurcs for hls A thousand miners from near- A career at Philadel- phia City Hall during which time he won the title of Mr. al- most encyclopedic knowledge of overnment affairs, ended yes- by pits tore into the rubble with torday for a Clearfieid native their bare hands to rescue the Frank Short, who died at Phila- buried children. delphia at the age of 80, The heap of coal slag, loos- Born at Clearfieid, he spent ened by rain, moved down the his early days here. He was mountainside "like a the son of the late John Short, one civil defense worker said editor and publisher of the now It firs! struck a kindergarten defunct Clearfieid Republican, and badly damaged a secondary Most of his career was spent school next door in this village as the mayor's budget director in Glamorgan. and more recently as city sta- Six houses in i row near the tutinan, city historian and school were demolished. Among consultant in municipal affairs, the missing is a family of four He was also known as the con- nving in one of the houses. of mayors and nearly The avalanche struck just aft- everyone else at city hall who er the children had entered had a municipal, private or Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. i KWSPAPERl