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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 4, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Today's Chuckle A clever man is one who puts his problems aside for a brainy day. The Progress Reader's Tip For the latest in sports and pigskin predictions turn to Pages 12 and 13. 20 PAGES TODAY Vol. 60 - No. 261 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley,,Pa.,   Friday, November 4, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily After deliberating an hour and 15 minutes a Clearfield County jury this morning split the verdicts between the litigants in two eminent domain suits arising from the taking of land for construction of the Keystone Shortway. The two suits were tried as one since they involved the same piece of property. In the one, Howard E. Sieben-rock of Clearfield R. D. was the plaintiff, and in the other the H. K. Porter Co., a refractory formerly located at Clearfield. The defendants in both were the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State Highway Department. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Mr. Siebenrock in his suit, awarding him $12,250 for damages to his farm. In the other suit the verdict was in favor of the Commonwealth and Highway Department, thus eliminating anxilam-age paymenfTo the Porter company. The civil case was brought before a jury after the Commonwealth appealed the awards made to the plaintiffs by a board of viewers. The case concerned the taking of some of the 95 - acre Siebenrock farm at Ml. Joy for the construction of the Keystone Shortway. The taking of the land cut the Siebenrock farm in two and necessitated the movins of farm equipment across two lanes of the Shortway in order to make use of all the property. The Commonwealth also look the barn, garage, granery, and other outbuildings and brought the highway right-of-way within five feet of the front steps of the house. Expert witnesses for the plaintiff estimated the value of the farm before the taking by the Commonwealth at $39,000 and at $22,000 following it, making Mr. recommendation of the committee. The resignation of Joseph L. Eggers from the police force was accepted, effective Nov. 1. Mr. Eggers has accepted a position with the Pennsylvania Electric Co. at Shawville. In connection with the resignation, Mayor Edward A. Clark noted that the borough is now operating with a five-man police force, plus an extra officer over weekends. Earlier, it was announced that a Civil Service examination for new officers will be given today to six men and the mayor expressed hope that this would provide some relief from the present shortage and the basements filled in are not being plugged, with the result that surface water drains through the sewage system. Councilman Philip Reano suggested that this be made a responsibility of the property owner when building permits are issued and Engineer Allan Martin was instructed to revise the building permit form and present it at next Council meeting. Two matters in connection of police officers. Councilman Walter P. Thorp touched off a discussion when he reported a complaint from the Municipal Authority's sewage disposal plant that sewers where properties are torn down PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON as he announced he will undergo surgery soon Says Conferees Are United in Peace Search ... ______ Faces Johnson Appraises Trip Surgery As Highly Successful   Soon WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson appraised his Asia, Pacific trip today as successful and said the nations at the Manila conference are united in a determina- Ailments Minor, President Says Clearfield Council Awards Bids, Policeman Quits Clearfield Borough Council awarded bids on two pieces of borough equipment, rejected a third and accepted the resignation of a borough police officer at its regular meeting last night. Acting on the recommendation of the street and highways committee headed by Roy E. Wise Jr., Council accepted the low bids of City Auto Sales for a Dodge truck at a cost of $3,505.60 and a tailgate salt spreader to be attached to the truck from the George H. Davis Equipment Co. of Murrysville for $990. Bids on a used highway asphalt - finisher were rejected at the Verdict Split In Civil Case For Damages , highly tion "to walk the last mile" in the search for peace. The President made the assessment at a news conference a day after announcing that he faces surgery in-- about  a   fort-night   on   his throat and abdomen. He dismissed that prospect today as not "something to make a show over." Answering questions, Johnson said that at no time had his doctors advised him not to make his 31.500-mile trip overseas, or to ease up during the journey. The best indication of his physical condition, Johnson said, is that notwithstanding his throat polyp and repair work on the abdomen, he did make the trip, he didn't get weary, and he got plenty of rest throughout. Johnson also told reporters assembled in the White House East Room for a televised news session that he sees no reason why the Tuesday election should greatly affect any decision the North Vietnamese might make on continuing the war. While he was at it, he said there could be a change of 40 or 50 seats in the House without drastically affecting the government's program. Johnson walked into the East Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 4 Inside The Progress Classified Ads .     16, 17, 18 Hints From Heloise ____ ZO Comics ................. 19 Obituaries ............... 9 Hospital News .......... 7 Columns ................. 4 Church News ........ 9, 11 Three Clearfield Young Men Held for Burglaries Three Clearfield young men are in the Clearfield County Jail awaiting court action on burglary charges following their return earlier this week from Georgia where they were employed by a carnival The. trio - Frank Little, 18, of West First Street, Logan Warren McLaughlin, 20, of East Fourth Street, and David Arnold Smith, 20, of 215 Northwest Fourth Ave. - waived a hearing before Justice of the Peace Harry Ganoe and in default of bail were committed to the county jail. The three were apprehended by the Daugherty County sheriff's office in Georgia Oct. 28 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 74th District in Review... Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Clearfield Area School Taxes Due Nov. 9 Clearfield area tax collectors today reminded taxpayers that Nov. 9 is the last day to pay 1966 school real estate and per capita taxes in orde: to avoid a five per cent penalty. Taxpayers affected are those residing in the Clearfield Area School District which includes the borough of Clearfield and the townships of Lawrence, Bradford, Goshen, Covington, Girard and Knox. Well-Known Men in Race The 74th District General Assembly vote Tuesday will pit two well-known Clearfield countians. Republican Austin M. Harrier and Democ/at Edmund J. Zitzelberger, in the race for the seat now held by Rep. Frank M. O'Neil of Du-Bois. Assemblyman O'Neil, a Democrat, was prevented from seeking a new term by the reapportionment move which put his hometown into the 66th District. He lost out in a Primary Election battle for the Democratic nod as the 34th District Senate candidate. The 74th includes all of Clearfield County with the exception of DuBois and Sandy Township (66th) and Cooper Township (77th). Registration figures show 13,534 Democrats and 13,240 Republicans in the 74th. Four Divisions Topped United Fund Goals Four divisions and five teams reached or exceeded 100 per cent of their goals as the Clearfield Area United Fund went over the top with a total of $90,318, or $226 more Emerson Jtan its gpaj of - $20,0-82^ United fottd-Vfifcltalf-ritporigd'tortay. The $90,318 total, incidentally, is $112 more than was reported yesterday with the extra amount representing pledges and contributions received after yesterday's announcement was made. Additional late contributions are expected to swell the final -- total even more. The Government Employes Division, headed by Stanton C. Funk and Jack L a n a g e r, achieved the highest percentage of success with a total of $4,570 or 104 per cent of its goal of $4,400. The Education Division, headed by Elwood L. Rohr-baugh and' Eldon Nelson, and the Professional Division, headed by Asbury W. Lee III, were close behind with 103 per cent each, the Educational Division turning in $3,930 and the Professional Division $9,413, while the Clubs and Organization Division headed by John W. Lytle, hit slightly more than 100 per cent with $1,405 against a goal of $1,400. The Government Employes Division also produced the two Heil's Leave Approved ... Curwensville Seeks Principal Applicants CURWENSVILLE - The Curwensville Area School Board announced after its meeting last night that it will accept applications for the position of supervising principal. The action came after the board had recessed into executive session to discuss Supervising Principal Harry G. Heil's request for a one-year sabbatical leave. The board approved Mr. Heil's leave, to begin July 1, 1967, and said that it would accept applications immediately for Mr. Heil's position. - Grangers Told About River Basin Program WOODLAND - How to make the best possible use of water in the Susquehanna River Basin and control the high and low water fluctuation was discussed at yesterday's Pomona Grange meeting, held at Bradford Grange. Edgar Kits of the Clearfield County Soil Conservation Service introduced Howard Miller of Harrisburg, hydraulic engineer of the Susquehanna River Basin, Soil Conservation Service, who explained to the group the many aspects of the river basin pro-rand ..how.-it.,affecUh-Glear-County "in particular. A report from a state health inspector indicated that the water supply for the Greenwood Elementary School is "unsatisfactory." The school directors decided that drinking water will be shut off immediately at the school and announced that children should bring their own water. The School directors requested that the water be carried in plastic or other unbreakable containers. Steps will be taken at once to re-install chlorination equipment at the school. Other repairs were also reported to be necessary at the By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson, facing surgery shortly before Thanksgiving, said today his throat and abdominal problems are minor. He said he never considered calling off his marathon Asian trip because of the ailments. The President told a news conference his doctors had not advised him to cancel or curtail the pace of his 17-day journey, which ended Wednesday night. ". . . They never at any time considered doing it," he said. And Johnson added: "I think the best indication of my general physical condition is that, notwithstanding the minor problems I have . . . even though I have both of these problems, I did make the Asian trip, I didn't get weary, I didn't stay tired and I did get plenty of rest throughout." Johnson's doctors already have said his general health is excellent and there is no indication of any serious problem. The surgery is planned to remove a small growth from his throat and repair a painful defect in the year-old scar left by his gall bladder operation. Johnson  said  he  does  not Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Voters Reminded Of Polling Place Changes The Clearfield County Board of Elections today reminded voters of polling place changes .in three, ^tss^^^^^^^s^m *ad at CufwensvUIe," Brlsbin   an^fleta'Cbiir Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3   ] LeContes Mills Man Injured Slightly As Truck Leaves Road A 20-year-old LeContes Mills man escaped serious injury yesterday at about 2:15 p. m. when the truck he was driving left Route 879 and struck the guard rails in Covington Township, near Frenchville. Edward N. Sawyer was taken to the Clearfield Hospital by ambulance where he was treated for minor Injuries and then released. The truck was damaged to the extent of about $1,800, according to State Police from the Clearfield Substation. It was the only traffic accident in the area reported by po-ice yesterday. Bradford Township. Curwensville Second Ward polling place has been changed from the South Side School on Susquehanna Avenue to the high school building on Beech Street. Brisbin Borough voters will cast ballots in Lloyd's Hardware Building instead of the lOOF Building and the Woodland Precinct of Bradford Township has been changed from the Boy Scout rooms to the Woodland Fire Hall. The research program was begun about 314 years ago. and results of the study will soon be presented to the proper officials so they can evaluate the survey and select a plan for the wisest use of water. Concerning the water level of the river, the speaker stated that the over-all program could be solved by controlling the river's flow, that is, holding the water back in dams during the Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 CLOUDY Variable cloudiness with snow flurries and occasional snow squalls tonight and Saturday. Continued cold through Saturday. Low tonight 18 to 28. Sunrise 6:47-Sunset 5:04 Clearfield River Thursday 7 p (rising). Today 5.05 (falling). Level . m. - 5.10 7 a. m. - Clearfield Weather Thursday low 26; High 36; overnight low 24. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 24; high 55; overnight low 20. Democrat Edmund J. Zitzelberger, above, of Clearfield, like his opponent, Austin M. Harrier, lost out in the 1964 General Assembly race to Rep. Frank M. O'Neil. But in a strong comeback battle this year he captured the Democratic nomination for his first chance at state office. Mr. Zitzelberger is a licensed Pennsylvania real estate broker with offices at Clearfield. Last year he served as president of the Tri-County Board of Real- Republican Austin M. Harrier, above, of LeContes Mills, looks for a return to the Legislature in January as an assemblyman with prior experience. Mr. Harrier served in the House for Clearfield County during 1963-64 after upsetting Harris G. Breth of Clearfield, the representative for 16 years, in the 1962 election. During his single term, Mr. Harrier served on the insurance, fisheries, and mines and minerals  committees and   on By Nurses, Doctors... Cancer Aid Aired At Area Seminar What is the long range prognosis for a person suffering from lung cancer? How can he best be treated? What aid or encouragement can be given to his family? Of what value is early diagnosis? The answers to these and other related questions were discussed yesterday by members of the nursing community and the medical profession during their day-long cancer seminar   held   in   the   Ritz - State's Milk Control Group Is Challenged By ANTHONY J. MAY PHILADELPHIA (AP)-The manager of a dairy store chain selling milk in the Philadelphia area at 27 cents less than the state-established minimum price of $1.06 a gallon says "we're in business in Pennsylvania to stay." D. B. Haseotes, general manager of the Massachusetts-based Cumberland Farms Dairy Inc., issued a challenge to the State Milk Price Control Commission during a news conference here Thursday night. Haseotes said, "We knocked down the milk control commis- 34th District in Review... Veterans In Senate Battle Two veteran government leader* will be vying for the Senate seat from the 34th District Tuesday in the first General Election for the reapportioned district. The incumbent, Sen. Daniel A. Bailey, will meet former Sen. Jo Hays. The district, which formerly included only Clearfield and Centre counties but now takes in Clinton and Cameron counties as well, hus 47,382 registered Republicans and 38,691 Democrats. American, Red Troops Collide Near Cambodia By BOB GASSAWAY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - American and South Vietnamese troops tangled separately with Communist forces ^n,y-shafp-ground" fighting "today" near the Cambodian border while the air war in the North went on at a quickened pace. Vietnamese military spokesmen reported the heaviest action of'the day, claiming a company of about 80 militamen repelled a 700-man Communist force in almost five hours of hard fighting before dawn. The American command said that just a few miles away units of the 25th Division's 196th Light Infantry Brigade battled all day to wipe out a series of Communist bunkers in an area where the U.S. troops fought two stiff jungle engagements Thursday. A spokesman said the fighting was continuing late today. Theatre at Clearfield. Setting the theme for the institute, Dr. William E. DeMuth Jr., assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, discussed the high incidence of lung cancer in smokers as compared to the almost non-existant rate in non-smokers. "The Physicians Role in Planning Care for the Patient with Cancer of the Lung" was considered by a four-physician panel. A lively question and answer session followed the panel discussion, participated in by Drs. Frederick R. Gilmore, Thomas G. Bell and John F. Kennard of Clearfield and Dr. Albert De-Matteis of Altoona. Following luncheon in the New Dimeling Hotel, the nurses' role in the care of the lung cancer patient was evaluated by Miss Marie K. Freier R. N., medical surgical nursing instructor at the York Hospital School of Nursing. She also stressed the impor- Republican State Sen. Daniel A. Bailey, above, of Philipsburg. will seek re-election Tuesday to his second four-year term in the Senate. He has served as chairman of the Senate law and order committee, vice chairman of the agriculture committee and a member of the following committees: education, highways, labor and industry, local government, judiciary general, and mines and mineral industries. The senator has also served as a director of the state Higher Education Assistance Agency, chairman of a legislative task force  which  studied  camping Democrat Jo Hays, above, of State College, state senator from the 34th District when it contained only Clearfield and Centre counties, is an eight-year legislative veteran. He served at Harrisburg for two terms, 1954-62, under three governors (Leader, Lawrence and Scranton) he also served on statewide bodies such as the Local Government Commission, the State Welfare Board, the State Welfare Commission and the Mansfield College Board. As a senator he was named to committees on agriculture, appropriation, education (chairman), finance (vice chairman), Thieves Snatch Woman's Purse At Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG - Purse snatchers relieved Mrs. Emma Nicholson of her handbag containing $110 here last evening. Mrs. Nicholson, a Philipsburg resident, was walking on Spruce Street, between Second and Third streets, when two youngsters, one described as tall and one as short and stocky, grabbed her purse and attempted to snatch the purse of her companion, Miss Wilhelmina Daniels, also of Philipsburg. They did not succeed in obtaining Miss Daniel's purse. Her screams frightened them and they ran down an alley. The incident is being investigated by Police Officer Robert Trump. Police Chief Victor Fleck reported that the cash register stolen from the Passmore Hotel on Oct. 17 was found Tuesday on a tract of land near West Decatur. It was turned over to the State Police at Clearfield and was identified Wednesday by Philipsburg Borough Police and returned to the hotel. The drawer of the cash register had been pried open but the machine had little damage. There was $27 missing but the thieves overlooked $33 which was in a compartment of the drawer. FREE FOOTBALLS! Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 2    Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 2    Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5    Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2   Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 2     Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 2 SEE PAGE 6 FOR DETAILS   

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