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   Progress, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                               Today's Chuckb Happiness? That's. you find your eyeglasses soon enough so that you still renum- ber what you wanted them for. THE PROGRESS Tip Tonight's editorial discusses 'Covering the President.' Read it on Page 4. Vol. 60 No. 252 Our 56th Year Ckarfteld, Philipsburg, ValUy, Pa., Tuesday, October 25, 1966 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Allies Offer Troop Withdrawal Will Act Within Six Months After Peace Conditions Are Met By JOHN M. HIGBTOWER AP Special Correspwdevt MANILA (AP) In a bid for peace, President Johnson and his war allies announced today they are prepared to withdraw forces from South Viet Nam within six months after their conditions for establishing peace are fulfilled. Winding up the two-day sum- mit meeting, the South Viet- namese regime pledged to hold national elections by next fall. On the troop pullout, the com- munique rlgnc'' by the seven heads of government declared: "They shall be '.withdrawn, after close consultation, as the other side withdraws its forces to the North, ceases infiltration and the level of violence thus subsides. "These forces will be with- drawn as soon as possible and not later than six months after the above conditions have been fulfilled." Withdrawal of foreign troops from the South has often been stated by the Communists as a necessary condition for a peace settlement. Frequently it has been listed as a specific condi- tion for entering into peace talks. The announcement was clear- ly intended as an overture to interest the Communists in starting discussions. However, the communique offered no evi- dence that in this it might be successful. On the contrary it was stated that Hanoi "has shown no sign of taking any step toward peace by action or by entering into discussions or ne- gotiations." The communique and two dec- larations on the "goals of freedom" and on "peace and progress" in Asia and the Pacif- ic were signed in the closing session of the seven-nation con- ference at Malacanang Palace. The "goals of freedom dec- laration" carried a pledge of the seven nations to work to build a region of security and progress and to fight hunger, illiteracy and disease. President Ferdinand E. Mar- cos of the Philippines was the first to sign the communique. He then passed out copies and the others signed simultaneous- ly. High spots of the agreements included: 1. An undertaking to work with the International Red Cross "or any other appropriate forum" to discuss an exchange of prisoners of war and immedi- ate repatriation of sick and wounded. 2. Set up consultative machin- ery on Vietnamese war prob- lems and policies, consisting primarily of meetings between ambassadors in Saigon. Foreign ministers and heads of govern- ment of the seven nations are to meet "as required." 3. Declared "our unity, our resolve, and our purpose in seeking together the goals of freedom in Viet Nam and in the Asian and Pacific areas." 4. Agreed on a set of "princi- ples on which we base our hopes for future peace and progress in the Asian and Pacific region." U.S. officials described the communique section on with- drawal of the allies a significant statement for U.S. policy, though consistent with the U.S. stand because it makes em- phatically clear that the Ameri- cans do not intend to stay on in South Viet Nam after the North's forces leave. The pledge was made in this way, at this time, it was said, because of recent charges that the Americans really wanted to stay on. So far as Washington is con- cerned, if the North Vietnamese pull out and Hanoi stops supply- ing the Viet Cong, South Viet Nam can handle its own insur- gency problem, these sources said. They added it would take six months, by realistic reckoning, to pull out the huge U.S. and now numbering allied forces The communique and two companion declarations on "Goals of Freedom" for Asia and the Pacific were signed at a televised ceremony in the Malacanang Palace by the American President, chief of State Nguyen Van Thieu of South Viet Nam, President Chung Hee Park of South Ko- rea, prime Minister Harold Holt of Australia, Prime Minister Keith Holyoake of New Zealand, Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Brisbin Man Found Shot to Death in Home Cost Estimated at Curwensville May Start Road Plan Next Year prob- ably ranks as the biggest single highway building program in Curwensville's 000-plus plan to pave virtually every dirt likely to be undertaken by. Borough Council next year. Details of the plan were out- lined at a regular-meeting last night by President Frank Har- zinski who said the project could be carried out with bor- rowed funds and repaid over a three or four-year period. The proposal met with sup- port from the rest of Council and Mr. Harzinski was given permission to proceed with oth- er necessary planning. The program must be approved by the State Highway Department, however, and this wouldn't come until after the first of the year. With earlier approval from Council, Mr. Harzinski made a survey that showed there is approximately feet of un- paved streets in the borough. Working in conjunction with former borough secretary Wil- liam B. Way, he estimated that it would cost between 000 and to pave all the streets. He said the estimate was based on the cost of this year's road construction pro- gram. Furthermore, Mr. Harzinski told Council that with an antic- ipated balance in the highway aid fund at the end of the current year, plus other road building funds from county and state sources that will be re- ceived next year, the borough cost would be in the neighbor- hood of By borrowing this amount and repaying it over a three or four- year period, the borough would still have sufficient funds for resurfacing and general main- tenance of other streets as well as snow removal, Mr. Harzinski pointed out. In other matters, Council took under advisement a request for pay increases from the Police Department and street crew and accepted a low bid of from South Side Garage for a 1967 Dodge truck. Other bids were received from Spin- elli Ford Sales and Clearfield Equipment Co. Borough Patrolman Richard Olson was present to request a salary increase on behalf of the Police Department, noting that Police Chief John Hoover was unable to be present be- cause he was called out of town. Two members of the borough street crew Glenn Gill and David Twiddy also were pres- ent and spoke on behalf of themselves. Council agreed that adjustments were in order and Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Classified Ads 12, 13 Hints From Heloise......8 Comics 15 News From Around World 2 Sports 10, 11 Obituaries.............. 2 Hospital News 2, 3 Editorial, Columns 4 Social News 3, 7, 16 Today in History.....4 More on Politics 5, 8, 13 Decked Clearfield School In Trial of Boy In Mother's Death B52 Bombers Strike at Red Bases in South By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) U.S. B52 bombers struck at Viet Cong bases in South Viet Nam today but mon- soon storms nearly washed out American raids over the Com- munist north. The Guam-based bombers hammered at dawn at two sus- pected Viet Cong troop concen- trations 65 miles northwest of Saigon near the Cambodian bor- der. U.S. planes flew only 21 bombing missions over North Viet Nam Monday, the lowest since May 27. In the Mekong Delta, South Vietnamese troops overran a cave prison camp of the Viet Cong and set free 13 govern- ment soldiers and five women, including a Catholic nun. The prisoners were found hand- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 6. Col. Grader, Rig, Car Meet in Crash On Route 504 A State Highway Department road grader, a tractor-trailer and a sedan were involved in an accident in Rush Township on Route 504 yesterday at p. m. The grader, operated by Earl L. Hoover Sr. of Moshannon R. D., was grading the south berm and traveling east. The tractor- trailer, driven by Gene C. Kep- hart of Osceola Mills R. D., was traveling east downgrade and had negotiated a slight curve when the driver saw the grader, applied his brakes and swerved to the left. The rig struck an oncoming sedan op- erated by Helen Dubbs of Julian R. D. and then jack- knifed across the road and hit the grader. State Police from the Phil- ipsburg Substation said that Mr. Hoover was injured but was not treated at the hospital. They listed damages at to the grader, S100 to the tractor-trail- General Well Qualified For Clearfield Talk Few speakers are better qual- ified to discuss the war in Viet Nam than Major General Wil- liam R. Peers, USA, special assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Washington for counter- insurgency and special activi- ties, who will speak at a pub- lic meeting sponsored by John Lewis Shade Post 6 of the American Legion at Clearfield Friday night. As a commissioned officer in the regular Army since 1938, Gen. Peers experienced the kind of war that is being fought in Viet Nam today while serving with Detachment 101, Office of Strategic Services, in Burma in World War II. As operations and training officer and later commander of Detachment 101, he was responsible for planning and directing guerrilla opera- tions, espionage, sabotage and Hospital Board Airs Philipshurg facility Plans PHILIPSBURG The Board of Trustees of the Philipsburg State General Hospital last night discussed plans for the new re- habilitation center and the nursing school addition and then inspected the new X-ray equipment recently placed into operation. It was pointed out that some 800 X-rays are taken monthly at the institution. Administrator Perry E. Cur- tis reported that a new floor had been installed in the operat- ing room and a new pump in the boiler room, and Ihat-the new refrigeration unit is being installed. Architectural plans for the two new facilities were studied by the board. It was reported that it would be several months before final plans are prepared. Mr. Curtis said that the hos- pital, together with the state's other nine general hospitals, is participating in a cost account- ing system in which the various costs of 115 participating hos- pitals, 19 in Pennsylvania of a similar size, are compared month to month. President Arthur Rydberg of Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) The murder trial of a 13-year- old boy has ended in a mistrial because the jurors couldn't agree on his penalty after con- victing him of first degree mur- der. Judge John M. Klepser of Blair County Court de- clared the mistrial Monday, in the trial of Ronald E. Sharpless, accused of shooting his mother, Betty Jane Sharpless. 41, in their home at Sylvan Hills last July. She and her husband Glenn are formtr residents of Philipsburg. After the jury returned a first degree verdict, the judge sent it back to determine the penalty- either life imprisonment or death under Pennsylvania law. The jury came back to court, said it had misunderstood the severity of the penalties for first degree murder, and asked per- mission to change its verdict. But Judge Klepser said it Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 FREE FOOTBALLS! _. _ o UireCTOfS IO be Elected at Large Directors to operate the Clearfield School District will be elected at large, 'it wa> decided at a regular meeting of the present board last night. Th action followed a report by Raymond Witherow, chairman of a special committee to determine future board election. "After several meetings and numerous consulta- tions with the 39 members that made up the former jointure board, this committee recommends the at-large voting meth- od until such time as the School Reorganization Act is chang- Mr. Witherow stated. No change is anticipated, at present, so it appears, the at- large voting will be the system for the next few years, or until the Legislature votes another change in school management affairs. Pool Film Needed At Clearfield For U. S. Honor Quest Do you have any 16 mm color- The at-large method was one ed film on pcople swirnrning in on three explored by the com- lhe new Ciearfieid community mittee, Mr. Witherow answered j last summer? to a question put by Board Jf d CJm hcl clear. President H. Rembrandt Wool- f, w in its t for national ridge. recognition as an All-America City. The two alternate ideas were: (1) divide the present reorgan- Harrjs G Breth executive ued district into nine jxipula- secrct of the Chamber of lion-equal districts with one di- Cornmercei said todav that the rector elected from each: or chamber is preparing a five. 2) divide the present district minute on the economic into three equal distracts and d ciyic elect three directors for each ment cuRural of ttlese- _ of the community as part of its presentation at a final judging for the honor. Breth said that only five to ten feet of film on the pool is Apparent Homicide Uncovered Howard C. Crowley, 50, May Have Been Killed a Week Ago BRISBIN State police and Clearfield County District Attor- ney John K. Reilly Jr. arc in- vestigating an apparent homi- cide which was uncovered yes- terday possibly as long as a week after it occurred. The victim was 50-year-old Howard C. Crowley of Brisbin, who lived alone. Authorities broke into his house about noon yesterday after a neighbor be- came concerned when he failed to see Crowley for several days. They found him lying face down on the livingroom floor with a gunshot wound in his chest. He had been dead for several days, District Attorney Reillv said. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Ma SEE PAGE 14 FOR DETAILS PHILIPSBURG Members needed. Anyone having such of the Philipstaurg and South film or knowing where it can be Philipsburg borough councils obtained is asked to call the met together last in the Chamber at 765-7567. town hall to discuss mutual The presentation will be made problems sewers, surface wa- Nov. 14 at Boston, Mass., before ter drainage and consolidation, a select jury. Twenty-two U. S. There was no action taken communities are finalists for the during the informal meeting. 11 citations. Decatur Supervisors Buy New Machine OSCEOLA MILLS' The Cambria Equipment Co. was awarded a contract last night at -a special meeting of the De- catur Township Supervisors to supply the township with a new high-lift. The purchase was made at a cost of A 1960 loader was traded on the purchase. Five bids were opened dur- ing the special meeting and the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Selected Reserve Force To Be Kept In Readiness State By BOB MORTON WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon plans to maintain nation's Selected Reserve Force in a high state of readi- ness at least until mid-1967 as a hedge against any re- quired mobilization. Maj. Gen. Winston P. Wilson, head of the National Guard Bureau, disclosed this today in assessing the pro- gress of the man force, organized a year ago os a first-line backup for the regular Army. "The results have been fan- Wilson said, pointing out that 86 per cent of 423 SRF units tested during the summer Democrats Reminded Of Rally Thursday In Clearfield Park Clearfield County voters were reminded today by Democratic County Chairman Ed L. (Pete) Fisher of a dinner-rally to be held this Thursday in the Ex- position of the Clear- field Driving Park. Roy E. Furman, former lieu- tenant governor of the Com- monwealth will be guest speaker appearing on behalf of the state- wide Democratic candidates. Democrats Hold Slimmer Vote fdgeThanin'62 HARRISBURG (AP) Jhe Democrats hold a slender 590 registered voter edge in Pennsylvania a drop of over from their lead in the 1962 gubernatorial election, re- ports the State Election Bureau. According to official registra- tion figures released by the bur- eau Monday, persons are eligible to vote in the Nov 8 election. There are Democrats registered, Republicans, independents and members of other- parties. In the primary this May, Dem- ocrats had a lead. In 1964, their lead was and in 1962 it was The total number of current Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Plans Completed For County Meeting Arrangements have been corn- _, passed regular Army battalion- ple.ed for this Thursday's an- which niial convention of Clearfield fl fc d are b County. School Directors to be js quiteKgood for part. he said. The National Guard forms the held in the West Branch Area School. Dinner will be served at p. m., followed by a brief buM- F5rce with 13] ness meeting. Oueit speaker for d wifh thc Reserve-s ]9000 the evening will Eugene PBer- o{ Dcfcnse Robcr, ton. former Pennsylvtnia State s McNamyar, sct the Se. Education official, lected Rescrve Forc; ycar ago during the Viet Nam build- now retired. .1 nm tfmf) Some 150 rep- as ,n to ordpring resenting all school of fo Amv Resfrve the county, have been Guard units. Fred Sveely, county super- inlcndcnt, reported today. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Labor Democrats Open Headquarters CURWENSVILLE Head- quarters for Lahor-for-Shapp- Staisey have been opened in the former McCue Building on State Street here. The headquarters will be in charge of retired members of Local 448, United Brick and Clay Workers. They are Luther Anderson, John Bellone, Paul Cochran, Frank Notor Ern- est Wise. Information about the Demo- cratic for governor and lieutenant governor and other campaign aids will he available at the special head- quarters, the labor volunteers slated. Shapp Replies To GOP Critics On Spending By VINCE CAROCCI PHILADELPHIA- ocratic gubernatorial candidate Milton Shapp has struck back at Republican critics who claim he is trying to "buy" the election by pointing at campaign spend- ing by some national GOP fig- ures. In a swing around Lackawan- na, Columbia, Schuylkill and Northumberland counties before coming here late Monday, answered the also at- tacked the Scranton administra- tion and his Republican oppo- nent, Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Sha- fer. is Shapp demanded Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 TASTY CAMPAIGN REMINDER ClftarfiHd County Republican Vice Chairman Mar- garet Dunlap assists Diane Shafer, 23-year-old daughter of GOP gubernatorial candidate Raymond P. Shafer, in cuitinq a decorated cake during an open house lost night at Clenrfield's Citizens for Shafer Headquarters. The cake was contribut- ed by Richard Payton of Clearfield. (Progress Photo) Shafer1 s Daughter Greets GOP At Clearfield Event One of the prettiest politicians to hit the campaign trail this fall visited Clearfield last night and received an appreciative reception. She's Diane Shafcr, 23-year- old daughter of Republican gu- bernatorial candidate Ray Shaf- cr. Now on a leave of absence from thc University of Edin- boro is studying Ren- aissance and Scottish Medieval literature, Diane greeted some 100 parly members last night at an open house at Citizens for Shafer Headquarters at 23 N. Second St. The affair was informal with Diane cutting a large red, white and blue cake decorated with "Vnte for hhafcr" and mingling Plca.se Turn to Page 6, Col 8 Shafer Lists Proposal For Milk Control R.V JOE KROVISKY READING, Pa Gov. Ravmond P. Shafer, Republican nominee for told a farm today that he amendment of the milk control law rather th.-in abolish- ment of the Milk Control Com- mission as Milton Shapp. his UemorralK. opponent. Shafcr said it his belief that if the Pennsylvania Milk Commission were abolished, in- stability might settle into thg milk industrv. "We must make Mire the milk mdiisin has prior Shnfer said at thr Konmlle before some 150 persons Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7   

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