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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 17, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania today's Chuckle A beauty contest could more aptly be termed the lass round-up. Reader's Tip Curwensville receives an invitation. See Page 17. Vol. 60 - No. 271 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,: Thursday, November 17, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY In Slaying of Brother... inside The Progress Cautioned About Using Voice. Bernice Domico Classified Ads 20, 21, 22, 23 Hints From Heloise ____ 25 Comics ................ 27 Sports ............... 16, 17 Obituaries ........... 13 Hospital News .......... 23 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ........ 7, 8, 9 School News .. 14, 18, 19, 23 Church News ........... 24 Sunday School Lesson .. 28 State News Briefs ...... 23 More From Harrisburg 5, 6 Film Tycoon .'........... 2 President Doing Well Has Visit From Ike Mrs. Bernice Woods. D'Amico (Domico) of Clearfield, who has been-awaiting trial on a charge of murder, yesterday afternoon entered q plea of voluntary manslaughter which was accepted by Judge John A. Cherry. < . Sentencing of the 39-year-old Mrs. Domico (the name by which she is generally known), was deferred until 9 a. m. next Wednesday; The reasons for accepting the plea-of voluntary manslaughter were not given by the court. Judge Cherry said Pa. High COUI*t this would be done at the � Yount Appeals Conviction To ENTERS PLEA IN SLAYING - Mrs. Bernice Domico of Clearfield is escorted from the Courthouse en route back to the county jail yesterday by the prosecuting officer, Assistant Police Chief Blair C. Heichel, after she entered a plea of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of her invalid brother. time of sentencing. He stated yesterday that he was accepting the plea on the basis of information given him by the office of District Attorney John K. Reilly Jr. A presentence investigation 'will be made before next Wednesday. Mrs. Domico was indicted by the November grand jury for murder in connection with the fatal shooting of her invalid brother, 49-year-old Howard Woods, in their home at 616 McBride St. on the evening of Aug. 31. Under the indictment she could have been found guilty of first or second degree murder or voluntary or involuntary manslaughter. At the time of her arrest Mrs. Domico admitted shooting her brother with* a- 30-30 rifle. However, she later entered a plea of "not guilty" at a hearing before Justice of the Peace Harry Ganoe. Mrs. Domico, appearing very nervous and fighting back tears, was the only person to testify yesterday afternoon. She Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The attorney for former DuBois school teacher Jon E. Yount has appealed to the slate Supreme Court Yount's conviction for murder and rape in the slaying of a schoolgirl. Attorney Homer King of Pittsburgh, filed the appeal Wednesday, contending the prosecution did not present enough evidence to substantiate the charges. (Judge John A. Cherry said this morning that the appeal was filed with the Supreme Court on the basis that Yount had been sentenced to life imprisonment before any. action had been taken on the defense's motions for a new trial and arrest of judgment., (Normally an appeal is not filed until the lower court has acted on a motion for a new trial - a process that usually takes several months since all testimony in the case must be transcribed.) Yount, 28, was sentenced to life imprisonment in Clearfield County Court last month for the April 28 death of Pamela Sue Rimer, 18, of Luthersburg R.D. 3. Dr. Sheppard Acquitted In Death of Wife Bv ARTHUR EVERETT CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) - Samuel H. Sheppard, cleared after 12 years in the bludgeon murder of his first wife, savored his complete freedom today and quietly vowed to build a new life with his second wife.. The balding, graying man of 42. who served nine years in prison for the crime of which he was acquitted by a jury Wednesday night, said: "How can I have anything in my heart left of bitterness. I have no bitterness. I have love in my heart." His lawyers said they expected his osteopathic license, sus- Nleatonfriday Decision Delayed By Bishops WASHINGTON (AP)-Spokesmen for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops give no hint on when a decision will be announced on the question of abolishing or modifying the Church's rule against eating meat on Fridays. The Cleveland Plain Dealer said today it learned from reliable sources that the bishops already have voted on the issue and that 75 per cent approved abolishing the rule. The paper said final, wording of the document had held up its release. But Archbishop Philip M. Hannan of New Orleans, presiding at a news conference Wednesday, could not say when -the decision would be announced. He said he had been a At Wallaceton... Production Starts In New Plant WALLACETON - Production started here yesterday in Clearfield County's newest industry - Bond Mobile Homes, Inc. The production schedule calls for one trailer home unit being produced daily for the first four months, increasing torwo and:fhen,three units a.,,.day.^-.... Two 60 by 12 foot trailers, (two bedroom units) are now on the assembly line with the first scheduled for completion early next week.--:- Twenty-two area persons are employed by the firm and the employment figure will increase as production develops. The new industry occupies a site that was formerly a busy brickyard. Harbison - Walker Refractories Co. closed the 500,-000-square foot plant about 12 years ago. Just recently, the company turned the facilities over to the Wallaceton Municipal Authority. The Authority, in securing the new industry, sold the brickyard buildings and over Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 13, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 13, Col. 3 'Amazing Vitality' Keeps Lawrence Alive PITTSBURGH (AP) - What doctors called "his amazing vitality" kept former governor David L. Lawrence alive today, although he remained unconscious with massive brain damage caused by a heart seizure at a Democratic rally Nov. 4. His phyician. Dr. Campbell Moses, has said Lawrence, 77, could continue in the state indefinitely, although there is no hope for recovery. Supervisors Air Role In Stream Job Lawrence Township's participation in a stream improvement project on Montgomery Run was discussed at a meeting of the Township Supervisors last night. . The project, scheduled to start Monday, will be carried out by the State Department of Forests and Waters with the township furnishing stone for rip-rap and doing the seeding of banks and replacing any sewer crossings needed. Peter Gearhart of Hyde has been awarded the contract by the state for the work. Expected to alleviate flood conditions in the Hyde area, the project will include relocation and straightening of the present winding stream from the B & O railroad bridge to the West Branch, with the new mouth of the stream emptying into the By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson, doing well after surgery, had a visit today from former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who exclaimed with surprise "I was so excited he was able to talk." Eisenhower spent 51 minutes at the Bethesda Naval Hospital -most of that time with Johnson. The former chief executive said he found Johnson looking well and he expressed obvious startlement that the VIP patient was using his voice. Johnson's family doctor, Dr. James C. Cain, said Wednes-dayhe was somewhat perturbed about the speed with which the President was returning to matters of state. And the surgeons who removed a growth from Johnson's right vocal chord, Wednesday before repairing an abdominal hernia, repeatedly made it clear they want him to spare his voice for several weeks. Johnson, however, conversed with Eisenhower in a' voice clearly audible to photographers summoned to'record the event. The President was up before dawn today and moved to a chair without assistance, to eat H - W Brick May Open Up New Market A new market for structural clay brick may be in the works for Harbison-Walker Refractories Company if a proposed school project moves ahead as planned. The school will be located at Revere, Mass., and in the specifications for its construction the school board has recommended Harbison - Walker's Giant brand brick or its equivalent. So far, no equivalent has been offered. The school, a $1.4 million project, would give Harbison-Walker a prime showcase in the entire Boston area and, in fact, throughout Massachusetts if its Giant brick is selected for the job. To back up their belief that Giant brick is the product need- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Don't Forget Monday Bloodmobile Visit A reminder - the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Clearfield next Monday and donors are needed. The unit will -be headquartered in the West Side Methodist Church from 12 to 6 p. m. Donor recruitment is in charge of the Clearfield B.P.O. Elks with 125 pints of blood as the goal. Walk-in donors will be accepted anytime during Monday's visit. Persons wishing to make an appointment to give blood may do so by contacting Carmen Cugini, chairman of donor recruitment for the Elks, or Sherman Coudriet who is assisting him. If more convenient, phone the Clearfield Red Cross Chapter office, 765-5516, to set an appointment time. CLEARFIELD STORY PRESENTED - Harris G. Breth, executive secretary of the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce, tells the All-America Cities Awards Jury from podium at far left why Clearfield Borough should be awarded one of the 11 national awards. Presentation of Clearfield's achievements was made by Mr. Breth Monday- afternoon at Boston, Mass. Twentytwp communities are vying for the 11 awards to be presented early next year by the National Municipal League and Look Magazine. Foreman of the jury is Dr. George H. Gallup, seated third from left in second row, director of the American Institute of Public Opinion. breakfast. Eisenhower arrived two hours later. Upon leaving the hospital, Eisenhower likened these to times of crisis, because of the Viet Nam war, and said that at such a moment in history, he intended to support the President. The White House said Johnson awoke at 5:45 a.m. It was the 32nd wedding anniversary of the President, and Eisenhower was asked by newsmen as he came in if he had dropped by to offer congratulations on that event. "Is it "today?" the former chief executive responded. Johnson had a breakfast of melon balls, creamed chipped beef, toast and tea. Mrs. Johnson and the White Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 PROMINENT GOP WOMEN get together for a press conference during this week's annual convention of the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women at, Harrisburg. At right is Mrs. George J. Thacik of Curwensville, who was convention chairman and was re-elected recording secre tary, with two governors'wives, Mrs.. William W. Scranton at left and Mrs. George W. Romney. Called Charming, Unaffected ... Romney s Wife Impresses Pennsylvania GOP Women _ By BETTY. HAMILTON , ,^ If Michigan's Governor George W. Romney becomes the president in 1968 - as his supporters hope he will - the patron's first lady will be q charming, unaffected woman with a sense of humor, good taste, and deep religious convictions. Persons who met and talked to Mrs. Lenore Romney Tuesday when she was a distinguished visitor and guest speaker at the convention of the Pennsylvania Council of ___-- Republican Women a,t Harrisburg, gave her their stamp of approval. One veteran reporter, to whom politicians and their wives have jecome run-of-the-mill, described her as "tremendous." Other persons who met her were just as enthusiastic in their praise. To persons familiar with politics the most striking quality about the slender, brown-haired Mrs. Romney is her unaffected manner; She is completely lacking in the aggressiveness that stamps the wives of so many Outposts Reds Attack Viet With Mortars By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The Viet Cong unleashed mortar attacks on a provincial capital and five government outposts during th^ night and today in the Mekong Delta. The barrages struck the town of Ben Tre, 45 miles southwest of Saigon, and a string of militia posts 48 to 78 miles southwest of the capital. Two women were reported killed and nine other civilians wounded in the shelling of Ben Tre during the night. Fifteen militiamen manning one watch-tower suffered moderate casualties, a Vietnamese spokesman said. Casualties at the other posts were reported "Very light." U.S. military headquarters reported only small-scale probes and patrol skirmishes. In the largest action, U.S. Marines reported the number of Communists killed Wednesday in a fight below the demilitarized zone rose from 14 to 28. The action, 10 miles south of the zone, was the first of any size in Bethlehem Man To Be New State Road Secretary ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands (AP)-Robert G. Bartlett, 36, Bethlehem, Pa., was named today as the new Pennsylvania secretary of highways. Gov.-elect Raymond P. Sha-fer, on vacation in the Virgin Islands, announced the appointment of Bartlett, who presently is a deputy highways secretary for administration. Bartlett, a West Point graduate and former employe of Bethlehem Steel Corp., succeeds Henry D. Harral, who is resigning to rejoin the Fels Institute of state and Local Government at the University of Pennsylvania. The appointment of Bartlett to the $25,000 a year highways post was the second by the newly elected Republican governor-elect. Yesterday he renamed H. Beecher Charmbury as Secretary of Mines and Mineral Industry. Bartlett, a prominent civic Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Warner To Direct Scout Activities In Moshannon District PHILIPSBURG - Edwin Warner was elected chairman of the Moshannon District, Bucktail Council, Boy Scouts of America, at the district meeting held Tuesday evening in the town hall. He succeeds John W. Miller. Vice Chairman Chester Amick conducted the meeting at which , the district scouters expressed their best wishes to Field Ex- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Twenty Drafted By Board at Clearfield Twenty young district men have been drafted by Local Board No. 48 at Clearfield. The board announced today that the men were sent to Ft. Benning, Ga., for further assignment and training on Nov. 4. The board did not list addresses of the inductees. Drafted were James William Drayer, Roger Wayne Duckett, John William Fritz Jr., Donald Wayne Green, Edward Arthur Hullihen, Dennis Andrew Hume-nay, Lloyd Oscar Johnson Jr., Dennis Samuel Kephart, John Ernest Lachat, Victor Thomas Lutz, Robert Francis Madera, Daniel Alden Nolen Jr., David Lewis Ondo, John William, Sahm, Robert Emery Skonier, Norman Lee Tinker, John, Herman Tornatore,. Dannie Dale Wallace, Arnold Ray Williams and Harvey Calvin Wolf III, Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 13, Col. 7 South Viets, Reds Have Vital Interest In U. S. Aid Program EDITOR'S NOTE - There are two sides interested in the billions in aid the U.S. is pouring into South Viet Nam - the South Vietnamese and the Viet Cong. How successful are the Reds? This is another in a series of articles on graft, payoffs and diversion in Viet Nam, based on an exhaustive study by an AP reporting team. By FRED S. HOFFMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Rounding a bend, the Vietnamese driver wrenched his old truck to a slithering halt in a cloud of red dust. Five black-uniformed men blocked the road. The driver climbed wordlessly from his cab. Arguing with the Viet Cong could be fatal. A few minutes later, the truck rolled on again, lighter by 20 bags of rice. The bags, emblazoned with the red, white and blue handclasp insignia of U.S. AID, already were disappearing into the jungle on the backs of bearers. Some 25 miles from this Viet Cong "tax collection" roadblock, a while-shirted youth walked into a Saigon pharmacy and bought a bottle of antibiotic tablets. No questions were asked. The youth didn't have to present a prescription. He simply pocketed the pills and left. In time, and by a circuitous route, the drugs reached the Communists fighting in the jungle. The U.S. 196th Light Infantry Brigade this month overran a Viet Cong camp at Ba Hao and found, among other things, more than 1,250,000 pounds of U.S. AID rice - enough to feed a guerrilla division for two months. Please Turn to Page 11, Col. 1
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