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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 9, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Today's Chuckle It may be a man's world, but it's a woman's highway. The Progress Reader's Tip 'Our Opinion' on Page 4 looks at the United Fund success. Vol. 60 - No. 265 Our 56th Year Clearfield,.Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,   Wednesday, November 9, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Republicans Score Spectacular Wins in Nation By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - Paced by actor Ronald Reagan's election as California governor, Republicans won spectacular individual victories across the nation in Tuesday's balloting while making inroads into the Democrats' control of Congress. While Reagan was inundating Democratic Gov. Edmund G. Brown in California, a new GOP star was rising in industrialist Charles H. Percy's trouncing of veteran Democratic Sen. Paul H. Douglas in Illinois. In Michigan, Gov. George Romney barged into the 1968 Republican presidential nomination contention with a landslide third-term victory which swept GOP Sen. Robert P. Griffin and the party's state slate into office. Edward W. Brooke claimed a voice in GOP councils by getting elected in Massachusetts as the first Negro ever chosen by popular vote as a member of the Senate. In Tennessee youthful Howard It. Baker Jr. won a seat in the flock shepherded by his father-in-law. Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois. President Johnson's home state of Texas sent GOP Sen. John G. Tower back for another six-year term in the Senate. Texas also joined in contributing the Republican resurgence in the House by electing two GOP members to break the previously solid Democratic delegation. Robert Taft Jr., seeking a comeback   to   Congress   after being defeated for the Senate two years ago in the Goldwater debacle, edged freshman Democratic Rep. John J. Gilligan in Ohio's 1st District. There were stunning GOP governorship victories for Win-throp Rockefeller in Arkansas and for Claude Kirk Jr. in Florida. Since Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller won re-election in New York, future governors' conferences will have a brother act for the first time in memoy. Actually, however, it is not the first time brothers served simultaneously as governors. For example, back in 1851, before the Governors' Conference was organized, John Bigler was elected governor of Pennsylvania and his brother. William, goCernor of California. Democrats, with holdover majorities from their 1964 landslide, retained top-heavy numerical control of both houses of Congress. But a Republican gain which could reach 45 seats - 33 were nailed clown - threatened to change the political atmosphere of the new House, boding ill for future "Great Society" proposals of President Johnson. Gone would be the current Democratic majority of 295 to 140 over the Republicans and with it the fine edge of support needed for several presidential programs. A potential Republican gain of three in the Senate would not provide too much political pain for the Democrats, now holding a 67-33 margin there. The addi- Plcase Turn to Page 5, Col. 3 Shafer Elected 104th Governor... Republicans Sweep State Pfc. Charles Peters Is Victim... Clearfield Soldier Dies Of Viet Nam Wounds Pfc. Charles E. Peters, 18, of Clearfield, has died of wounds suffered in Viet Nam. He is the first Clearfieldcr to lose his life in the Vict Nam struggle. One other Clearfield countian and five former dis- Republicans Sweep County Smashing Wins Scored as 74 Per Cent Turn Out While Democrats licked their wounds, Clearfield County Republicans were rejoicing today over smashing victories scored by GOP candidates in Tuesday's balloting. With the obvious help of the opposition party, which still holds a slight voter edge, Republicans from Gov.-elect Raymond P. Shafer on down the line won by substantial margins. A somewhat surprising 74 per cent of the electorate turned out on a dismal, rainy day for what was interpreted as an overwhelming endorsement of Scranton administration policies, policies which Shafer has pledged to continue. In addition to supporting the entire statewide GOP ticket, county voters helped return Daniel A. Bailey of Philipsburg to the State Senate and Albeit W. Johnson of Smelhport to the 23rd District congressional seat. Congressman Johnson polled the largest vote of any candidate - 15,149 - in thumping Robert W. Mitchell of Austin by a margin of 3,898. Sen. Bailey, meanwhile, bested former trict residents have been killed in action. According to information from the Adjutant General's office. Pfc. Peters was wounded in the abdomen Friday and died of his wounds Sunday. He had been serving in Vict Nam as a member of the 16th Infantry since April and was stationed 20 miles south of Saigon. Pfc. Peters attended the Clearfield Area High School prior to entering the U.S. Army in September 1965. He received his basic training at Fort Jackson, S. C, and was stationed at Fort Dix, N.J., before being sent to Viet Nam. He was the son of Mrs. Pauline Peters of 530 Daisy St., Clearfield, and Walter C. Peters of 222 Muller St., Curwensville. The young soldier was mar- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Fulmer Leads By Scant 18 77th District Race Is Closest In Centre County BELLEFONTE - The closest contest in Centre County as the result of yesterday's election shows incumbent Rep. Eugene M. Fulmer of State College leading Democrat Daniel R. Clemson of Bellefonte by a scant 18 votes in the 77th District House race. The outcome of the contest, since the totals include all precincts, could be changed with the counting of absentee ballots. As it stands now, Fulmer has 8,863 and Clemson 8.845. Rep. Fulmer, who is seeking his fifth term in the General Assembly, went into the election with a registration edge of more than 5,000 voters. The district,  which  includes Pfc. Charles E. Peters parl of Centre County and Coop- - er Township in Clearfield Coun- , ,     . ty, voted Clemson in on a write- mSlde The PrOOreSS in campaign as the Democratic ......            ,, ... candidate last  spring. Classified Ads    .... 20, -I Yesterday, Cooper Township Hints From Heloise .... 24 vo,ers gave' clemson the nod tomics . .                     2J wjth 54Q VQles t0 405  for hj News Iron, Around World 0 GOp foe   Philipsblirg Borough s .Z    went to Fulmer with 910 tallies Obituaries .............    5    whi]e clemson collected 512. t�J?    , 2* !       The 77111 District also includes Editorial, Columns ...... 4 ,he boroughs f Bellefonte. South Social News ............ 24 ._ Today in History......... 4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Rockefeller Wins Rouse Area Memory The election of Nelson Rockefeller as governor of New York while h's brother, Winlhrop, was also becoming governor of Arkansas roused a memory in Clearfield County's historically - minded residents. In 1852, William Bigler, one of Clearfield's leading citizens, was elected governor of Pennsylvania. At the same time his older brother, John, who had gone to the California territory some years earlier, became that state's second elected governor. Both had moved up from the legislatures of their respective states, or Commonwealth in William Big-ler's case. William Bigler later became a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, retiring from public life at the end of his 1855-1861 term during which he became a key figure in the controversy over slavery. John Bigler served two terms as governor of California and later was named U. S. minister to Chile. Gain Control Of Legislature By LEE UNDER PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Raymond P. Shafer was elected Pennsylvania's 104th governor Tuesday as Republicans scored a smashing victory to regain complete control of the 1967 legislature. In a massive outpouring of votes the GOP in Pennsylvania followed the pattern of Republican gains across the nation. ' *      * Free Football Contest Ends Tomorrow There's still time to get a free football set from The Progress but you'll have to hurry. The new subscriber campaign will end at 5 p. m. tomorrow and all signup forms for new customers must be in T h e Progress business office by that time. Any boy in Clearfield County or the Philipsburg Borough, Rush, Snow Shoe or Burnside Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Republicans captured one congressional seat, putting the Democratic edge in the state's Washington delegation to 14-13. They retained control of the stale Senate, 27-23, and regained the edge in the state House by a whisker, 103-97, with three seats undecided. Riding in on a 215.000-vote bulge Shafer piled up over Democrat Milton J. Shapp, the GOP also elected a lieutenant governor and-on the basis of nearly complete returns - apparently ousted the incumbent secretary of internal affairs and kept two judges on the Superior Court, including one Negro. Two amendments to the state 92-year Constitution, supported by both parties, passed easily. About the only major defeats suffered by the Republicans were for three state Senate seats-in York County, to the brother of former Gov. George Leader; in Luzerne County, where there were factional disputes, and in Philadelphia. The 49-ycar-old Shafer, first lieutenant governor ever to win election while in office to Pennsylvania's lop post, was jubilant over defeating Shapp, who had criticized him tirelessly in the long and bitter carnpaign. With 9,077 of 9,424 precincts reported, Shafer led Shapp 1,-990,917 lo 1,788,055. Out of sight was Edward Swartz of the Constitutional party with 42,241. "This, of course, is the proud- &4 A SPORTING SHINER - Mrs. Margaret Dunlap, vice chairman of the Clearfield County Republican Committee, showed up to .'ote yesterday with a blackened eye and an over-size Shafer badge bearing a hand-written inscription proclaiming "I'd rather fight than switch!" The Osceola Mills woman explains she really didn't get into political fisticuffs, but instead fell down the steps of her church last Sunday. (Progress Photo) Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Bailey Wins New Term In State Senate State Senator Daniel A. Bailey of Philipsburg defeated former Sen. Jo Hays of State College by more than 4,000 votes yesterday to win his second four-year term. Sen. Bailey, a Republican, captured each of the four counties in the 34th Senatorial District. Unofficial returns gave him a total of 34,228 votes. Hays, who had served in the Senate from Clearfield and Centre counties during 1954 to 1962 and was defeated in 1962 by Sen. Bailey for      the two-county post, received --  J?   30,139 votes. Sen. Daniel A. Bailey The district was enlarged in the reapportionment last March to include Clinton and Cameron counties. Sen. Bailey, a native o/ Pike Township in Clearfield County, picked up 14,189 votes in Clearfield County, 11,788 in Centre, 6685 in Clinton and 1566 in Cameron. Hays' totals were 12,-375 in Clearfield, 11,403 in Centre, 5319 in Clinton and 1042 in Cameron. Early returns in Clearfield showed Bailey in the lead from the start with a 600-vote edge in the first 11 precincts to report. He never lost that lead. Throughout the four-county district, Republican Bailey went into yesterday's election with a 9,000-vote registration lead. Cargo of Wine Spills Out On New Highway An Ohio trucker was slightly injured and his truck and its cargo of wine damaged to an estimated amount of $4,000 when it overturned at the intersection of Route 153 and Turnpike Extension late yesterday  morning. The driver, 40-year-old Edmund Geiswite of North Ridge-ville, was taken to the Clearfield Hospital where a leg injury was X-rayed and minor surgery performed. He was not admitted. State police said the accident happened at 11:05 a. m. when Geiswite tried to get out of the way of anoth >r vehicle that pulled out suddenly from the intersection stop sign. His truck hit the medial strip on Route 153 and upset. It was carrying a cargo of wine, most of which was spilled out on the highway. No one was injured and damages amounted to $300 in a truck-car accident on Presqueisle Street at 7:40 p.m. yesterday. Involved in the accident were Carl J. Goss, 27, of West Decatur, operator of a 1964 truck, and Edward J. Lender, 44, of Irvona, operator of a 1956 sedan. Mr. Goss told Philipsburg Borough Police that he touched his brakes as he was nearing Please Turn to Page 5, Col. 7 Warmer, showers and possibly t h u n dershowers tonight, low in the 50s. Showers and scattered thundershowers Thursday and turning cooler by evening. Sunrise 6:53-Sunset 4:53 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 5.28 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.55 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Tuesday high 48; low 36; overnight low 48. Precipitation .63 inches. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 39; high 51; overnight low 50. Precipitation .25 inches. Man Sentenced To Jail For DuBois Fire A Bradford man who last November set fire to a restaurant he operated at DuBois w"s sentenced to a term of two to four years in the Clearfield Count: Jail and fined $200 when he appeared for sentencing in the county courts yesterday morning. Charles Kclegc, charged with arson, was one of 11 defendants coming before Judge John A. Cherry at Ihe monthly session of Plea Court. He admitted that on Nov. 5, 1965, he set fire to Ihe Concord Restaurant, which he and his brother, Pete, owned and operated. The building in which it Gov.-elect Raymond P. Shafer � *  Shafer Urges Commonwealth Of Excellence By G. DAVID WALLACE PITTSBURGH (AP)-An hour after the polls closed the band at Republican headquarters struck up " 'S onderful, 'S Marvelous." The jubilation swelled to a peak when Gov-elect Raymond P. Shafer struggled through the jostling crowd of about 1,400 to make his victory statement shortly after midnight. Waving, smiling broadly, Shafer said, "I have never seen a more fabulous party in all ray life. "I'm just so very happy," he continued. "Thank you all." He tried to speak again, but the crowd drowned out his voice. Shouts of "Quiet! Quiet!" went up. And Shafer's face took on a more aggressive look as he said, "Our job begins to contin- Rep. Johnson Is Returned Congressman Albert W. Johnson of Smethport walked easily into a new two-year term from the 23rd District yesterday with a whopping 32,154 more votes than his Demo* cratic opponent, newcomer Robert W. Mitchell of Austin. Rep. Johnson won each of the ten counties in the district, including the largest single county vote of 15,149 in Clearfield County. Mr. Mitchell also won his largest vote in Clearfield County with  11,- *  *  251 nods. Total votes were 79,684 for Johnson and 47,530 for Mitchell. Here's how the voting stacked up in the other counties: Johnson Mitchell Centre ........ 14,223     8,160 Clinton .......   6,631     4,729 McKean......   9,158    4,565 Forest ........   1,172 Warren .......   8,532 Elk        .....  6,877 Cameron .....   1,690 Potter ........   3,427 Venango ....... 12,825 Congressman Johnson year veteran of the Pennsylvania General Assembly from McKean County, fulfilled the Washington term of the lata Rep. Leon Ff. Gavin in 1963 and was elected to his first full 522 4,334 5,270 899 2,141 5,659 a 17- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6     Please Turn to Page 5, Col. 8 Rep. Albert W. Johnson Please Turn to Page 21, Col. 6 Ex-Gov. Lawrence Clings to Life; Condition Worsens PITTSBURGH (AP)- Former Gov. David L. Lawrence clung to life today at Presbyterian - University Hospital, but his physician said the end was just a matter of time. Dr. Campbell Moses said Lawrence, 77, took a decided turn for the worse Tuesday and added that he was "going the course now of a person who has hit his terminal stage." Lawrence was stricken by a heart attack Friday night while speaking at a Democratic rally. Accused Murderer Slated for Tests At Warren Hospital Steve Beseda of Houtzdale, 72-year-old accused murderer, was scheduled to be taken to the Warren State Hospital today where he will undergo psychiatric examination and evaluation before standing trial. The court order issued by Judge John A. Cherry set 30 days as the length of time in which the examination is to be conducted. This is routine, however, and usually the defendants are returned before the 30-day limit. Beseda is accused of the shotgun slaying of Howard Crowley of Brisbin Oct. 16. Crowley was the stepfather of Beseda's wife. The psychiatric examination is made of most murder case defendants in order to determine if they are mentally competent to stand trial. Smith Captures Second Term In 66th District DUBOIS - Republican Rep. L. Eugene Smith of Punxsutaw-ney has won his second full term in the General Assembly with an overwhelming 5,000-vole margin over Robert M. Mellon of Brookville. Unofficial figures show Smith captured 13,343 votes in the 66th District to Melton's 8.314. The district covers all of Jefferson County plus the City of DuBois and Sandy Township in Clearfield County. DuBois voters gave Smith 2,-271 and Melton 1,430 while Sandy Township results showed 854 for Smith and 789 for Melton. In Jefferson County Smith collected 10,218 votes while Melton had 6,095. The victory actually means that Smith will start his fifth year in the House next January. He won his first full two-year term in 1964 but had previously served the two-year term of Rep. Samuel Dennison of Rey-noldsviUe who died late in 1962. More on Election See Page 5 for Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Lawrence Twp. vote. How Countians Voted  . 2, 5 State Amendments ...... 3 Shafer's Wife ............ 3 GOP Gains in Congress .. S Harrier Nabs Assembly Seat With Big Edge Former Legislator Austin M. Harrier of LeContes Mills won a return to the General Assembly from Clearfield County's 74th District yesterday by defeating Democrat Edmund J. Zitzelberger by more than 2,000 votes. Unofficial returns gave Mr. Harrier a total of 11,185 votes to 8,976 for Mr. Zitzelberger in what had been regarded by some pre-election prophets as a close race. The Democrats went into the balloting with a registration edge of 13,534 to 13,240. �  . * Harrier's lead improved steadily during the night as results were reported   swiftly  to   the County Registration Office. The district,  which includes all  of  Clearfield County  with the exception of DuBois and the townships o* Sandy and Cooper, will be smaller than the one Harrier served during his first term in the General Assembly in 1963-64. Then, it took in all of the county. Harrier will succeed Frank M. O'Neil of DuBois in the House. Rep. O'Neil was prevented from seeking re-election because his hometown of DuBois was made part of the 66th District along with Sandy Township and Jefferson County in the reapportionment last March.    Rep. elect Austin M. Harrier   

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