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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 2, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle The biggest problem in life is- how to stay in the groove without making it into a rut. Reader's Tip State Mines Secretary Charra-bury's proposal is discussed in tonight's editorial on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 259 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, November 2, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY LBJ Pledges Firm Anti-Red Stand in Asia By FRANK CORMIER ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)~ President Johnson returned to American soil Tuesday night and promised that the United States will take a firm anti-Communist stand in Asia-"and you can put it in your pipe and moke it." He made the statement in reference to the ambush of six American soldiers and a South Korean by North Korean troops in Korea eight hours before Johnson left Seoul for the United Stales. The President was told about the incident as he boarded the plane in Seoul. In Anchorage, the traveling White House said the President asked for a complete report of the incident from the commander of the U.S. 8th Army in Korea. Returning from a seven-nation tour, Johnson was greeted by several thousand residents of Alaska's largest city in a steady, but gentle, midnight rain. The President told welcomers at Elmendorf Air Force Base, four miles from town, that United States is taking a stand in Asia-and Viet Nam-and "that stand is going to come true." Although the dampened late-hour crowd was the smallest of his 31,000-mile journey around the Pacific, the President took his auto microphone in hand to urge repeatedly that his greet-ers "move back a yard there" and let the motorcade proceed. Viet Nam was the theme of his impromptu speech in Anchorage, too. He said the United States won't permit the Communists to take over South Viet Nam-that if they succeeded there, "they might be in Dutch Harbor tomorrow." Dutch Harbor is a community in Alaska's Aleutian islands. The President said he did not believe in ignoring a fire "until it gets to your front yard." He emphasized again that his aim to get Communist North Viet Nam to the negotiating table, "and the sooner they realize it, the better they'll be." Johnson landed in Alaska's biggest city shortly before midnight, following a nonstop flight from the South Korean capital of Seoul. The presidential jet set "down at Elmendorf Air Force Base, five miles out of the city, at 11:36 p.m. AST - 4:36 a.m. EST. In remarks prepared for an early morning gathering in Anchorage, Johnson summed up his arduous trip, saying: "It has been the most rewarding, the most thrilling, the most encouraging journey of my life. I believe it may also have been the most important and the most historic." Recalling that he had said on departing Washington that he expected no miracles at the Manila conference of' Viet Nam allies, Johnson said that the only message heard yet from the Communists has been "the voice of renewed hostility. He said that "until that voice changes - until the Communists realize they cannot win this war - there will be no miracle of peace in Viet Nam." With all this, he said, Manila did produce "a meeting of mind and spirit" that may yet have great significance. After the meeting, Johnson is to take off for a nonstop flight to Washington, where his arrival, at Dulles International Airport at 8 p.m. EST will be televised live across the nation. Eight hours before Johnson left Seoul, North Korean troops ambushed a patrol from the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division 800 yards south of the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, killed six Americans and a South Korean soldier and wounded the other American in the patrol. The Communist troops escaped. The North Korean attack was announced five hours after the President took off for Alaska. It was the most serious of a series of attacks made by the North Koreans along the armistice line since Johnson's trip to Korea was announced Oct. 6. Some observers in Seoul thought the Communists might be trying to put pressure on the South Koreans to resist any American requests for more troops for Viet Nam. Winding up his 17-day, seven-nation sweep around the rim of the Pacific, the U.S. chief exec-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 On Murder Charge... Houtzdale Man Held for Court Steve Beseda of Houtzdale, 72-year-old accused murderer, was ordered held for court action after State Police testified yesterday that he had admitted shooting 50-year-old Howard J. Crowley although he denied knowing the shots were fatal. Justice of the Peace Harry Ganoe of Clearfield bound Beseda over to the courts following a hearing in his office -- at 4 p. m. Damage Set At $800 in Three Road Accidents Damage amounted to some $800 as a result of three highway accidents yesterday and today in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area. No one was injured. Carl A. Frelin of Clearfield lost control of the car he was driving, leaving Legislative Route 17051 in Goshen Township and striking a garage wall at about 7 a. m. yesterday. State Police from the Clearfield substation estimated damage to his car at $200. The garage is owned by Alice Leiby of Clearfield R. D. 2. In the other mishap yesterday a car driven by Violet E. Lord, 55, of Curwensville and a truck operated by Alex Wardo, 55, of Houtzdale R. D., collided on Legislative Route 17037**'in The elderly man is being held on an open charge of murder in connection with the slaying in Crowley's home at Brisbin Oct. 16. The body, with a bullet hole through the chest and a wound on the head, was not found until a week later. Beseda was apprehended a little more than 24 hours later and taken to the State Police Substation at Clearfield. Police said that under questioning he admitted shooting the victim. Crowley was the stepfather of Beseda's 21-year-old wife, Linda, and anger over an alleged illicit relationship between Crowley and his stepdaughter appeared to be the motive for the crime. State Police Detective Kenneth Bundy of Troop C Head- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Rain occasionally mixed with snow in the higher elevations tonight and Thursday. Low tonight 35 to 45. Sunrise 6:45-Sunset 5:06 Clearfield Weather Tuesday high 48; low 40; overnight low 44. Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 4.90 (feet stationary). Today 7 a. m. 4.90 feet (stationary); precipitation .20 inches. Mid - State Airport Tuesday high 55; low 42; overnight low 42. Five - Day Forecast Nov. 3-7: Temperatures will average four to eight degrees below the daily normal highs of 52 to 54 and lows of 36 to 37. It will be cold until warming a little Sunday. Snow is likely Thursday, changing to scattered flurries Friday, with rain showers about Sunday. Total precipitation will be one-half inch to one inch melted. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Philipsburg Soldier Serving as Mechanic At Vietnamese Base NHA TRANG, Viet Nam-Army Pvt. John F. Gearhart, 23, son of Mr, and Mrs. Leonard F. Gearhart, 13th St., Philipsburg, Pa., was assigned Oct. 19 to the 14th Transportation Battalion here. Gearhart, a helicopter mechanic, entered the Army in March 1966 and was last stationed at Ft. Rucker, Ala. He is a graduate of Philips-burg-Osceola Area High School in Philipsburg, Pa., and is a 1962 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. His wife, Ann, lives at 2325 Flamingo Road, Lake Park, Fla. Highway Case Continuing In Clearfield Court A case brought against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Department of Highways over the taking of land for Jiighway purposes under the eminent domain law was being continued in the Clearfield County courts and is not expected to go to a jury until tomorrow afternoon. The suits - two tried as one - are being brought by Howard E. Siebenrock of Lawrence Township and the H. K. Porter Co., a refractory firm. Some 25 acres of the Siebenrock 95-acre farm in the Mt. Joy area were taken for construction of the Keystone Short-way. The II. K. Porter Co. claims it owns the mineral rights to all but two acres of the property. Witnesses yesterday included Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 4 Late News PHILADELPHIA (AP)-U.S. District Judge Joseph S. Lord 3rd today made permanent an injunction prohibiting Girard College from denying admission to any orphaned boy solely because he is a Negro. The order however, gave the institution a stay until Nov. 16 to appeal. Cold and Snow Give Nation Varied Weather By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Unseasonable cold and snow in parts of the Midwest and South contrasted with scorching heat in the Far West to give the nation a varied weather pattern today. Snow fell from the southern Great Lakes to central Alabama. Hazardous-driving warnings were issued for a five-state area from the southern shore of Lake Michigan to western North Carolina. Record low temperatures chilled the Plains from Texas to Nebraska. By contrast, Southern California continued to swelter under searing temperatures that reached 101 degrees Tuesday in Los Angeles and helped spread man-killing brush fires in Los Angeles County. The ealy fall of snow dumped three to five inches along Chicago's Lake Michigan shore. Two inches of snow fell at Bowling Green, Ky., and up to three inches dropped in portions of North Carolina and Tennessee. Amounts of one inch were common from Indiana to northern Alabama. It was the coldest weather ever for so early in the season at Topeka, Kan., where the temperature dipped to 15 and at Concordia, Kan., with a reading of 13. Record - breaking lows were reported in. the Plains from Texas to Nebraska. Among cities reporting new lows for Nov. 2 were Wichita Falls, Tex., 23; Tulsa 20; Oklahoma City 22; inside The Progress Gravest Incident Involving U. 5. Since 1953... Football season nears end Read what coaches have to say in 'Kavelak's Korner' on Page 16. Classified Ads ....... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise - 18 Comics............... 23 News From Around World 10 Sports................16,17 Obituaries ............... 3 Hospital News........... 2 Editorial, Columns ....... 4 Social News ........ 6, 8, 24 Today in History .........4 Church News ........... 24 More on Viet Nam ____2, B More on Politics ........ 14 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Evidence In JFK Slaying Given to U. S. By GAYLORD SHAW WASHINGTON (AP) - The family of President John F. Kennedy has turned over to the National Archives pictures taken in connection with the autopsy performed after his assassination - pictures that doctors say add nothing to evidence already on record. The 65 pictures and X-rays, which were not examined by the Warren Commission during its investigation, were presented to the archives under conditions which virtually preclude public viewing of them' for many years. A Justice Department spokesman said Tuesday night the department had asked for thel4 X-rays, 25 black-and-white negatives and 26 color transparencies to complete the government's collection of assassination material for the historical record. 6 Americans Die In Korea Ambush By JOHN RODERICK SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean troops ambushed'and killed six American soldiers and one South Korean below the armistice line before dawn today while President and Mrs. Johnson slept 30 miles away. The incident was the gravest involving Americans since the Korean War ended in ---- 1963. It occurred eight hours Hoiienbavgh Cove Clearing Skies Is Inspected By �� �� PeggyAnn,Po/ice Aid American Pilots in Viet BURNT CABINS, Pa. (AP)- Peggy Ann Bradnick, who was kidnaped by a deranged sniper called the Mountain Man and held captive in the Tuscarora Mountains for eight days, returned to one of the scenes of her ordeal Tuesday to identify a camouflaged cave for State Police. She said her kidnaper, William D. Hollenbaugh, used it to store food and other supplies. The narrow cave, concealed by a wooden door that had stones and rocks cemented to it, was discovered Monday night by two men in a rocky mountainous area near this Fulton County community. Inside, police said they found empty food tins, rope, metal strapping, a leather pocket .mirror-and a jar of salt". Peggy, 17, a senior at Huntingdon High School who lives in nearby Shade Gap, was taken by police to inspect the cave. "This is definitely it,". State SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Clearing skies let American war planes increase their punches against -North Viet Nam Tuesday and ground action in the south also picked up steam. Two major operations killed 56 enemy soldiers, some of them within eight miles of Saigon. U.S. pilots flew ' 122 missions against targets near Hanoi. Haiphong and in the southern panhandle of the Communist north as clouds rolled back for the first time in several days. The bombs fell on rail lines, antiaircraft sites, storage and staging areas, and a surface-to-air missile site. The attacks were almost double the number flown during the recent days of bad weather. In the south, the U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, Division suffered moderate casualties - meaning it was hard hit-as it before Johnson left Korea for the United States. In Anchorage, Alaska,- the traveling White House said Johnson has asked for .a complete report on the Incident from Gen. Charles H. Bone-steel, commander of the U.S. 8th Army in Korea and of the United Nations Command there. The President, met with Bone-steel Tuesday when he visited American and South Korean troops during his stay in South Korea. There was one survivor, an American, from the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division patrol. Wounded by a grenade but reported in good condition, he said the attackers wore North Korean army uniforms. The Communists escaped and � there was no indication that any were wounded. The United Nations Command announced that the eight-man patrol was jumped by the Communists about 800 yards south of the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. ; - The ambush occurred east of Libby Bridge, one of two spanning the Imjin River in the American sector of the front and close to Panmunjom where the Military Armistice Commission meets in the demilitarized BONN, Germany (AP) - Chancellor Ludwig Erhardtold party leaders today that he would quit if he could take part in all discussions on his successor, an informed source said. When he would be ready to resign was not made clear. PITTSBURGH (AP) - Both sides adopted a "wait and see" attitude today in the strike by the AFL-CIO International Broth-hood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) against the Westing-house Electric Corp. Were Battling Brush fire... 10 Firefighters Killed In Southern California By ROBERT NEUBERT 5YLMAR, Calif. (AP) - A blast of flames sweeping up a steep hillside snuffed out the lives of 10 firefighters in a crew of 25 battling one of four brush fires in Angeles National Forest. The men were veterans, known as El Cariso Hotshots from Riverside County who had specialized in combatting the hottest of forest fires in Montana, Idaho, California and ---- Oregon. Nurses To Attend Cancer Institute At Clearfield Clearfield Marine Receives Assignment To Viet Nam Theatre GOP Mayor Says Honesty Is Top Issue Williamsport Mayor Raymond M. Knaur termed honesty and integrity the most important issue in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race during a visit of the Mayors for Shafer caravan at Clearfield yesterday. Twelve mayors from all parts of the stale were aboard a special bus when it stopped at Citizens for Shafer headquarters at 1:30 p. m. following a short stop at the shopping center between Clearfield and Curwensville to pass out campaign literature. The bus left Clearfield at 2 p. m. and made a half hour stop Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 3, Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 "Lung Cancer: Recent History of its Cause and Cure," will be the theme of the Cancer Institute for Nurses, scheduled to be held in the Ritz Theatre at Clearfield tomorrow with Dr. William E. DeMuth Jr., of Philadelphia, as the featured speaker. Held under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Division of the American Cancer Society, with the Clearfield County Unit as host, the day-long program also includes a panel discussion with three Clearfield physicians and one from Altoona taking part. Dr. DeMuth Is currently serving as assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and will deliver his address to the But they lost Tuesday to that unpredictable quality of all fires -the wind behind them that kicked up before they could escape. "It's something every firefighter thinks about-a sudden gust of wind," said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Don Porter in reporting the death toll of a blaze that swept 2,100 acres. Names of the dead were withheld pending notification of next of kin. Nine of the 15 survivors in the crew were in critical condition at the Los Angeles County General Hospital's Burn Center. Suppression leaders said the fire was 90 per cent contained early today. Of the other two fires, one on Camp Pendleton Marine Corps reservation in San Diego County swept 1,900 acres. In Ventura County, a 300-acre blaze burned inland from U.S. Highway 101 through an oil tank farm without damaging structures. In the Santa Susana Mountains west of the Angeles crest fire, two Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 2 Sgt. Thomas G. Anderson, above, son of Walter and Marie Anderson of Clearfield, is scheduled to leave this weekend for California and overseas assignment to Viet Nam. His wife, the former Jane Ren-nee of New York City and their daughter, Kathy, will reside in California until his return from overseas. He attended Clearfield Area High School and enlisted in the Marine Corps Jan. 28, 1961. He was previously stationed at Camp Lejuene, N. C; Quantico, Va.,' and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Only One Week Left in Progress Customer Event There's only one week to go to win that free football set for obtaining one new subscriber for The Progress. So far, 365 sets have been distributed to boys in Clearfield County and Philipsburg Borough, Rush, Snow Shoe and Burnside townships of Centre County. You can cash in too on this offer but you must have your customer's name into The Progress Circulation Department by Thursday, Nov. 10. And remember, you do not have to be a Progress carrier to qualify, just a resident of one of the above areas. For all the details see the advertisement today on Page 18. Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 MAYORS ON TOUR - GOP mayors from a dozen Pennsylvania cities and boroughs get ready to spread the Ray Shafer campaign story during a half hour stop at Clearfield yesterday. On hand to greet them were Clearfield Mayor Edward A. Clark, at left, and Curwensville Mayor Ralph D. Giarth, third from left! Be. tween them is Mayor Raymond M. Knaur of William, sport who spoke to a small crowd. Clearfield Soldier Gets Viet Promotion LONG BINH, Viet Nam - Ira N. Conaway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Conaway, Mount Joy Rd., Clearfield R. D. 2, Pa., was promoted to specialist fourth class here Oct. 10 where he is assigned to the 576th Ordnance Company. Spec. Conaway, an ammunition storage specialist in the company, entered the Army in October 1965 and was last stationed at Redstone Arsenal, Ala, Shafer Urges Conservation Bond Issue OK By VINCENT CAROCCI WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP)- LI. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer checked into the coal country of northeastern Pennsylvania today urging speedy passage of a vast $500 million conservation bond issue. Shafer, the Republican candidate for governor proposed that almost $200 million be set aside to combat the problems created by acid mine wastes. "Early passage of our proposed $500 million bond issue is vital if we are to continue to Democrats Criticize Democrats Get GOP Campaign Film Behind Shapp At Philadelphia WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats charge that a Republican campaign film scheduled for nationwide television showing Sunday contains "highly distorted and misleading material."___ Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 The charges were made by Democratic National Chairman John M. Bailey in a letter Tuesday to the Fair Campaign Practices Committee. Republicans thanked the Democrats for giving them publicity but contended that a final version of the film has not yet been made. The committee said only that it had received Bailey's letter. The film, entitled "What's Going On Here" and narrated by actor Raymond Massey, is scheduled to be televised Sun- By JOE KROVISKY PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania's Democratic Party elite rallied behind one. time organization maverick Mil. ton Shapp Tuesday night, pledging a solidarity in Philadelphia and the state that they said would carry him to a gubernatorial victory next Tuesday. "The party has amalgamated and is marching forward;" �aid. former Gov. David L. Lawrence, described by Philadelphia Pern-ocratic City. Chairman Francis , Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 6 Please Turn to PagelO.CoL 1 day on the National Broadcasting Co. network. It was produced for the Republican Congressional Committee by Newspix Inc. of New York City. Film clips are said to include shots of American soldiers being fired on in Viet Nam and of rioting in the streets of American cities. At one point, President Johnson is reportedly quoted as saying "we only have inflation under the Democrats." Al Mark, director of informa-
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