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Progress, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's ChuckU There's a rumor going around that daytime TV is the punish- ment employers have come up with for workers who stay when they're not really sick. THE PROGRESS Rtodtr's Tip DuBois has its own Hall-of- Fame. See editorial on Page 4. Vol. 60 No. 254 Our 56th Year Clearficld, Phiiipsburg, Moshannon Vallty, Pa., Thursday, October 27, 1966 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Route 153 Opening Slated Relocated Highway At Clearfield Ready For Final Check Relocated Route 153 at Clear- field is scheduled to be opened to traffic at 5 p. m, tomorrow, Stanton C. Funk, district engi- neer for the State Highway De- partment, announced today. The Highway Department will conduct a final inspection of the new road tomorrow morning be- fore actually approving the op- ening. Temporary stop signs will be erected at the intersection of West Front and Nichols streets to guide motorists until a new signal light is erected. The sig- nal light should be installed by mid-November, according to Clearfield Borough officials. The temporary signs will stop traffic approaching the inter- section on West' Front Street, both from north and south, and on Nichols Street, from the west. Only traffic approaching from the bridge will be allowed to keep moving. The Highway Department and the Borough Street Department asked for patience and coopera- tion on the part of motorists during the temporary setup. They reported that manufacture of the new signal light had been delayed by the lack of materi- als due to the Viet Nam war. Please Tarn to Page 10, Col. 2 CLEARFIELD INTERSECTION of West Front and Nichols streets will be controlled by these temporary stop signs when new Route 153 is opened, set for tomorrow at 5 p. m. The main changes are the stop sign on Nichols Street for eastbound traffic (upper left and the turning lanes as marked for West .Front Street and Bridge Street. (State Highway Dept. Drawing) By North Viet Nam... Manila Conference Called War Council By ROBERT LIU TOKYO (AP) North Viet Nam today described the Ma- nila summit conference as a war council and stopped just short of officially rejecting the latest allied peace bid to end the Viet Nam war. "The 'peaceful solution' pro- posed by the United States at the Manila said Nhan Dan, organ of the North Vietnamese Communist party, "is still more cynical and inso- lent than the 'conditions' which the United States had earlier put to the Vietnamese people and which had been categorical- ly rejected by the latter." The official Hanoi newspaper did not refer specifically to the allied offer to withdraw all for- eign troops six months after North Viet Nam withdraws its forces and aid from South Viet Nam. But Peking's New China News Agency called it part of a U.S. ''peace talks plot" and a repre- sentative of the Viet Cong in Cairo said the Viet Cong ''will never accept peace unless it is on our own terms." Despite the unyielding Com- munist position, Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos told newsmen in Manila he has begun "initiatives for peace" following the summit confer- ence. "I cannot reveal them to Marcos said. But he ac- knowledged that the seven al- lied nations that met this week in the Philippine capital dis- cussed which countries might play the role of "honest broker" in attempting to bring about negotiations with the Commu- nist government in Hanoi. Manila sources said Indone- sia, Japan and India fit the re- quirements of the allied lead- ers. Deadline Set For Political Advertising The Progress has set a deadline for the accept- ance of political advertis- ing concerned with the General Election on Nov. Advertisemcnts for the edition of Monday, Nov. 7, must be in the hands of the Advertising Depart- ment by p. m. Fri- day, Nov. 4. Top Echelon Republicans Blast Shapp By JOE KROVISKY PHILADELPHIA Echelon Republicans joined for- ces at a huge fund-raising din- ner Wednesday night and loos- ened a barrage of denunciations against the man they consider Pennsylvania's chief Milton Shapp, didate for governor. "An eccentric, political schiz- oid (and) huckstering adventur- said U.S. Sen. Hugh Scott, R-Pa. "The divider and the despotl- said Republican Gov. Wil- liam W. Scranton. "An old-fashioned medicine man (mixing) a lot of syrupy said Li. Gov. Ray- mond P. Shafer, GOP nominee for governor. That was how they described Shapp before some per- sons at a dinner in giant Convention Hall. Raymond Broderick, Republi- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 30 Mayors Slated To Campaign for Shafer Tuesday The caravan of "Mayors for Shafer" will visit Clearfield Tuesday, James B. Reese of Houlzdale, Clearfield County chairman of Citizens for Shafer, announced today. The caravan is composed of some 30 mayors from all sec- tions of Pennsylvania who have Shapp Returns Vote Campaign To Eastern Pa. By VINCENT P. CAROCCI PHILADELPHIA (AP) Mil- ton Shapp, Democratic candidate for governor today called "the out-migration of our -young peo- ple" Pennsylvania's most seri- ous problem. Shapp, appearing before a Y- MCA forum in Philadelphia, said that more than persons- most of them young men and left Pennsylvania during the past four years. "Our population lags far be- hind the growth experienced by our neighboring Shapp said, adding: "We must reverse this trend, and we dan do it. In these next four years, we can make a great start toward improving educa- tion, creating research facili- ties and bringing in high-wage growth industries which will pro- vide jobs for our young work- ers and keep them here..." Earlier, Shapp appeared be- fore students and faculty mem- St. Marys Soldier Decorated by LBJ CAM RANH BAY, Viet Nam (AP) A Western Pennsylva- nia soldier was among those decorated by President Johnson during his quick swing into the war zone Wednesday. (See Picture Page 10) Army Lt. Morton J. Hammer of St. Marys, Pa., was among six men decorated by the Presi- dent at the airport and later ate alongside Johnson in the enlisted men's mess. Inside The Progress Glen Hope man has his own cleanup program. Turn to Page 9. Classified Ads ...___20, 21 Hints From Heloise 24 Comics................. 23 News From Around World 10 Sports 16, 17 Obituaries z Hospital News.......... 22 Editorial, Columns 4 Social News 14, 24 Today in History......... 4 School News 2 Church News....... 3, 6, 9 Sunday School Lesson 15 More on Politics 8, 11, 18 More on LBJ Trip......5, 7 Area Servicemen 9, 13 Patrol In Mistaken Viet Ambush By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) A U. S. ambush patrol opened fire on a group of Viet- namese civilians they mistook for Viet Cong today and killed or wounded 15, including women and children. A U. S. spokesman said eight civilians were killed and seven were wounded in the mistaken ambush before dawn eight miles north of Saigon. The spokesman said a Viet- namese national policeman ac- companying the patrol had told the U. S. infantrymen that the group of people were Viet Cong. The incident occurred during an operation, named Allentown, by a unit of the U. S. 1st Infan- try Division. U. S. B52 bombers made two raids on Viet Cong troops and bases in South Viet Nam during the day. One wave of bombers hammered at an enemy troop concentration 50 miles north- west of Qui Nhon near the cen- tral coast. A second wave pounded suspected Viet Cong troop concentrations and- a headquarters area in war zone Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Funeral Service Set... Shooting Victim Died On Sunday, Oct. 76 Funeral services for 50-year-old Howard M. Crowley of Brisbin who was found slain in his home Monday have been scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. His death certificate, issued by Clearfield County Deputy Coroner William Strange, has placed the time of death .0' at 3 a. m. Sunday, Oct. 16. in Although it was known that Crowley had been dead for sev- Clearfielder To Greet Former Commander Major General William R. Peers, USA, special assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff for counterinsurgency and special activities, will find at least one familiar face when he visits Clearfield tomorrow night to speak on the situation in South Viet Nam at a public meeting sponsored by John Lewis Shade Post of the American Legion. The familiar face will be that of Charles H. Krey of 316 Pennsylvania Ave. Mr. Krey, now a mines foreman for Har- bison-Walker Refractories Co., served under Gen. Peers as a sergeant of the Office of Strategic Services Detachment 101 in North Burma during World War II. As operations and training of- ficer and later commanding of- ficer of Detachment 101, Gen. Peers rose from the rank of captain to that of colonel. De- tachment 101 was a guerrilla Telephone, Union Agree On 3-Year Contract Bear Spotted At Clearfield Halloweeners in the Reedsville section of Clearfield were cau- tioned today following reports that a bear was seen in the vicinity of Linden Street and the Reedsville Chapel. The animal was observed in the area Tuesday night. A cou- ple of years ago a bear and two cubs surprised a group of Halloweeners and spent several hours of the following day in a tree. PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bell force that operated behind the Japanese lines in North Burma, providing the advance scouting. Telephone Co.. of Pennsylvania demolitions and harassment of was struck for five hours today the Japanese that was a major before a three-year con t r a c t factor in driving the Japanese agreement at 5 a.m. with the from Burma and opening the Federation of Telephone Work- Burma road to China. Last June Mr. Krey attended the 1966 national reunion ban- 2nd graph quet of the 101 Association at The contract Washington, D. C., and came home with two prized auto- graphs on the flyleaf book, "Behind the which was written by ers ended the walkout. The contract covers xxx covers plant and service employes and clerical employes .and end- of the ed a strike that started shortly Burma after midnight. three-year contract would cost Gen. Peers and Dean Brelis, the million. It provides for re- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 This was the at noon when Mn. John Brickley, at right, Junior Woman's Club president, and Mrs. Ardell Shirey, community affairs chair- man, posed proudly alongside their latest contribution to the-community a mar- 'ized concrete drinking fountain at Courthouse Plaza. New Fountain At Clearfield Is Broken An act of vandalism or an accident at the Courthouse Plaza last night marred what would otherwise have been a perfect beautification story today. On Monday, members of the civic-minded Clearfield Junior Woman's Club, after more than a year of hard work and planning, supervis- ed the installation of a new marbleized concrete drinking fountain, at a cost to them of approximately The fountain was designed to blend in with the historical background of Clearfield Coun- ty and portrayed an Indian maid standing near a water pitcher, superimposed on the concrete shell. Last night the figurine was broken from its base. Clearfield Borough Police have apprehended three young men and their names were withheld this morning by police pending further investigation. The handles used to turn the faucets on and off were stolen earlier in the week. Police re- covered the figurine on the Riv- erview Bridge west of Clear- field. The handles are still miss- ing. Assistant Police Chief Blair Heichel said the Uiree young meVi who were apprehended in connection with the disappear- ance of the figure told the police it was accidentally knocked off the base. "They said they were horsing around the fountain and knocked it off. It was caught by one of Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 This tha scene that greeted Clsarfielders this morning. Looking on in dismay at damage to the fountain is Stu Chamberlain, WCPA News Direc- tor. Borough police have three young men in connection with caie. removal of the reportedly occurred tometime between midnight and 7 a. m. today. (Progress Photo) eral days before his body was found, this was the first official statement pinpointing the time of death. An autopsy disclosed that al- though he suffered a blow on the head, his death was caused hy a gunshot wound in the chest. Meanwhile, 72-year-old Steve Beseda of Houtzdale, accused of the fatal shooting, is being held hi the Clearfield County Jail awaiting a hearing on a charge of murder. Beseda, police said, is mar- ried to Crowley's 21-year-old stepdaughter, Linda. The hearing before Justice of the Peace Harry Ganoe has been rescheduled for next Tuesday afternoon. It had originally set for Monday afternoon -but due to previous appointments by attorneys involved in the case it was changed to Tuesday. Crowley, World War II vet- eran and a truck 'driver em- ployed in the coal industry, was found dead in his home Monday afternoon after police broke into the house where he lived alone. He was estranged from his wife, the former Esther Blake of Westover. Neighbors who had failed to see Crowley for several days called Earl Vogle, Woodward Township policeman, who broke into the house which was pad- locked on the outside. Crowley was found lying face down on the living room floor. The funeral services for the victim will be held at 2 p.-m. tomorrow in the Raymond M. Hayes Funeral Home at Houtz- dale. The Rev. Bernard A. Flegal will officiate and interment will be made in the IOOF Cemetery Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Security Taxes Could Go Op, Say Experts By EDMOND LE BRETON WASHINGTON (AP) If Congress enacts President Johnson's proposed broadening of Social Security benefits next year, specialists say the re- quired revenue probably would be raised by increasing the rate of the payroll tax and by ex- tending the wage base on which it is levied. Officials say Social Security taxes could increase a. year for a worker earning as much as and an equal amount for his employer. This figure is based on the present calculations of Social Security officials of the fi- nancing expected to be needed. Details of the proposal continue to be worked out, and all final decisions are up to Congress. As the specialists now see it, Ihe base extension, from the present to would Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 FREE FOOTBALLSI iNEWSPA'PERr SEE PAGE 14 FOR DETAILS NEWSPAPER!