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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 2, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chucklt As; Confucius said:; "The price of success is readily worked out in the income tax tables.'" Reader's Tip Things are busy on the sports scene. Turn to Pages 14 and 15. Vol. 60 - No. 283 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, December 2, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY Wage Tax Re-enacted... By Clearfield Council Free parking in downtown Clearfield every night of the week and courtesy parking during the day until Christmas was approved by Clearfield Borough Council last night at a l'/j-hour meeting in which Council also re-enacted the Vi of 1 per cent wage tax for 1967 and approved the usual Christmas bonus for borough* employes. Acting at the request of the Clearfield Merchants Association, Council voted to -�---- eliminate parking meter Second Storm Drops Five Inches of Snow A wind-blown snowstorm - the second of the week - renewed hazardous driving conditions in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area early loday and left up to five inches of fresh snow in some sections. Heavier snow fell to the west with eight inches reported at Punxsutawney and 10 at Erie. Falling temperatures iced highways quickly last evening and highway crews reported out early and stayed late. All roads were reported plowed and cindered, but slippery in spots. Temperatures skidded to lows of 16 at Clearfield and 12 at Mid-State Airport near Philipsburg. Gusty winds during the night caused some minor drifting. Between two and three inches of new snow fell at Clearfield but up to five inches fell in the higher elevations. Turnpike police rep o r t e d snow on the road from Gateway on the Ohio Line to the Bedford interchange in the west and light snow from the Mahoning Valley interchange to the northeast. Plowing and cindering were under way today. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 8 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ... .16, 17, 18 Hints From Heloi.se .... 12 Comics..... ............ 19 News From Around World 8 Sports .............. 14, 15 Obituaries ................ 2 Hospital News........6. 15 Columns ................ 4 Social News ........ 12, 20 Today in History ........ 4 Church News ........... 10 Hershey Medical School .. 5 Social Security News____12 COLD Clearfield Firm Again Schedules U^gt0ea Continuing a holiday project begun last year, Stylcline'"Upholstering of 245 Power Ave., Clearfield, will again sponsor an outdoor Christmas lighting contest in the Clearfield area. Homes located in Clearfield and Lawrence Township are eligible to complete in the contest, with Dec. 20 set as the entry deadline. Cash prizes of $50, $35, $20, $10 and two consolation prizes of $5 each will be awarded. To enter the competition, persons should register at Style-line Upholstering or fill out and mail the coupon which will appear in The Progress next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 6. 7 and 8. Winners will be judged on the overall appearance of their home, with each judge listing what he considers to be the five best-decorated homes. On Tuesday, Dec. 27, the judges^ will Occasional snow flurries tonight, low zero to 10 above. Partly cloudy and continued cold Saturday with occasional snow flurries. Sunrise 7:19-Sunset 4:44 Clearfield Weather Thursday high 40, low 16, overnight low 16. Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 6.10 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.90 feet (falling). Precipitation .18 inches. Snow cover - 5 inches. charges on Monday and Friday nights during the Christmas shopping season and approved the Merchants' courtesy parking plan for daylight hours. Under the courtesy parking plan, police officers will put a nickel in the meter of an overtime parker to give him an extra hour's parking, courtesy of the Merchants' Association. Instead of a ticket, the overtime parker will receive a card stating that he is being provided an extra hour of parking by the Merchants' Association, which in turn will reimburse the borough. Charles H. Hughes, president of the association, appeared at last night's meeting to request the parking changes. Mayor Edward A. Clark told Council he had approved the request and that no parking violation tickets had been issued last Friday or this past Monday nights. The one-half of one per cent wage tax was re-enacted under Act 511, passed by the State Legislature Dec. 31, 1965, and known as the "Local Tax Enabling Act." Act 511 replaces a 1947 Act and under its provisions the wage tax becomes effective Jan. 1, 1967, without previous advertisement. The Christmas bonus voted by Council provides $10 for all full-time borough employes and $5 for part-time workers. Three fellow members and Manager Benjamin Bodle Jr. appeared in support of L. E. Soult Sr., who informed Council that he would accept appoint-Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Girl Worried About Location Of Rudolph When Joy Thompson is worried about something she goes right to the horse's mouth, or in this case, to the deer's mouthpiece. Joy, 7 - year - old daughter of Major and Mrs. Theodore, Thompson of The Salvation Army at Clearfield, read the letter from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in Wednesday's Progress. She was concerned that Gilbert Frame of The Progress Advertising D e p a r t-ment, who was asked iri the letter to meet Rudolph near 'a cave in the woods, didn't know where the cave is located. So Joy bounced next door from her home to The Progress office and made Mr. Frame convince her that he knew the location, that he would meet Rudolph and that he would get the friendly deer to town in time for tonight's visit. And Joy wasn't the only concerned child. Mr. Frame said that he had also received several phone calls from other children. To them and other youngsters, he says: "Take heart. Everything is being taken care of and Rudolph will be on the Courthouse Plaza in downtown Clearfield tonight at 7 o'clock. Mid-State Airport Thursday low 24, high 32, overnight low 12. to The Progress has slackened as the antlered deer season nears the end of its first week. The season closes Dec. 10. Jack McDowell of Indianap-select the winners from the 15 olis, Ind., a former Bigler resi finalists. Winners will be listed in The Progress and announced over Radio Station WCPA Dec. 28. Swimming Pool Ticket Is Ideal Christinas Gift Would you like to find a Christmas gift suitable for any age, either sex, and one that will delight the recipient as much months from now as it does Christmas morning? This ideal solution to all your gift problems isn't as impossible as it sounds. All it takes is a letter written to Clearfield Post Office Box 291 or a trip to the Clearfield Swimming Pool Association office on the second floor of The Progress building. The association is making available attractive Christmas _ , , , ., . . gift certificates which can be T.^TmAer of.kllls_.rePorte^ redeemed March 1, for swimming pool memberships. They can be secured either by visiting the office at The Progress or by mailing a check to the post office box. The swimming pool rates are: Five-Day Forecast Dec. 3-7: Temperatures will average three to six-degrees below the normal high of near 40 and lows of 24 to 28. It will be a little warmer over the weekend, turning colder again by mid week. -^----- ' Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 - Please Turn to Pa^e;8,:Col. 2 �TheUiddle-Agedlions' Tells... What Pearl Harbor Meant to Four Men A story of war and peace of four men and their lives in the 25 years since Pearl Harbor, of the Depression they lived through, of the war they fought and the dreams they had and the dreams that are now gone - this is the story of "The Middle-Aged Lions" that will be published in The Progress next week. Four men out of 14 million in uniform in World War II - it is presumption to say of a man that he is typical. But in this case these four men tell much about the 14 million. Many of those 14 million will find it poignantly familiar. So will their wives and children. It is a story of fact with the excitement of fiction. It is a story told with the suspense and structure of a novel and the singular impact of truth. It is the story of your neighbor, the- man you play golf with, the man who runs your filling station. It could be the story of that much abused and much misunderstood man in your shaving mirror. This is the story of a generation. It is a way of introducing that generation to another generation, a way for the withdrawn adolescent to meet his remote father. "All right, dad, tell me where were you in the big war and what did you do and what did it do to you? What did it interrupt in your life? Were you confused? Were yon scared? Did you ever actually kill anybody, dad? How did it feel? What did you do when you got out and how did yon think it would be? How, my Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 BP0E at Clearfield Schedules Service Miles Smith, past exalted ruler, will be the speaker at the annual B P O E memorial service, scheduled for 8 p. m. Sunday in the Clearfield Elks Lodge. Open to the public, the service will honor the memory of the following deceased members: Edgar Kolbe, Alton D. Mann, J. Bertch Johnson, Don G.. Meyer, Henry J. Rhine, LeRoy, A. Brett, D. R. Pownell, M. L. Silberblatt, Carl D, Hipps,' Rob-ert W. Kennard, Joseph J. Daugherty and Paul M, Smith. HONORED FOR SERVICE ~ Among those cited last night for their long-term service to the Clearfield Hospital at a dinner in the New Dimeling Hotel were these employes. Seated, from left, are: Mabel Maines, 15 years; Mildred Anderson, 15 years; Maude Draucker, 10 years; and Irene Robbins, 15 years. Standing, from left, are: Rose Maiorana, 10 years; Violet Lope, 15 years; Theodore Condon, 45 years; Barbara Tubbs, 10 years; Geraldine Hamilton, 10 years;,and Wava Wilt, 5 years. Seven others who were honored were not present for the picture. Hospital Honors 18 Employes for Long Service Eighty-eight members of the Clearfield Hospital personnel, medical staff and Board of> Directors attended last night's annual personnel dinner to honor 18 staff members with.five years and more continuous service to the institution. After the dinner; in the New Dimeling Hotel and introductory remarks by A. Kirk Hile,' president of the Board of Directors, awards were presented. Five-year pins were given by Dr. E. E. Erhard, president, medical staff, to Ann Butler, Jean Freeman, Leah Ostrum and Wava Wilt. Ten-year pins were presented by Mrs. Fred C. Diehl, president, Women's Auxiliary, to Edna Billotte, Dorothy Coxey, Maude Draucker, Geraldine Hamilton, Rose Maiorana and Barbara Tubbs. Fifteen-year pins from Mr, Hile went to Mildred Anderson, Edna Baird, Mary Grady, Violet Lope, Mabel Maines and Irene Robbins. A 20-year pin was presented by Mrs. E. Jane Kinkead, direc- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 quoted by name, also reported state House of Representatives the power struggle in Commu- is set for the 1967-68 session of nist China still is under way. the general assembly. ( Last October, many here be- GOP Floor Leader Kenneth l'ieved the struggle would be B. Lee, Sullivan County, was won by parly Chairman Mao elevated to the office of speaker Tse-tung and Defense Minister Lin Piao. But the U.S. officials said Thursday no clear victory now is in sight. These officials said the struggle-produced tension had much to do with the decision of the U.N. General Assembly this week to reject Red China's admission to the United Nations by a larger vote than last year. Officials expressed, belief that the outlook for victory in Viet Nam through military action must now look exceedingly dim to the Communist leaders. IN VIET NAM-Spec. 4 William Hall, above, son of Mr. and Mrs. William" L. Hall of" 1617 Daisy St., Clearfield, is stationed in Viet Nam with the 39th Signal Battalion. He was a member of the Army Reserve before reporting for active duty July 1, 1965. Term in U. N. BULLETIN UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., (AP) - The re-election of U;N. Secretary-General U Thant for a new five-year term Was assured toda^ wheii, the Security Council gave; its Jutianimous approval and sent its recommendation to the General Assembly for ratification later in the day. By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) - The Security Council meets today to recommend the re-election of U Thant as1 secretary-general of the United Nations following his agreement to serve another term. . The 121-nation General Assembly was expected to ratify the council action later today and hear an acceptance state-Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 mored-uriit was not reported. . A Hanoi dispatch, broadcast from Moscow declared MIG jets, rockets and conventional antiaircraft guns responded; to the American raids on the Hanoi sector and one U.S. plane was shot down. There was no confirmation of this in Saigon.. , Taking advantage of clearing-weather, about ,20 carrier-based Navy planes attacked the Van. Dien vehicle depot five miles south of Hanoi, a U.S. spokesman announced. Simultaneously, 50 to. 70 Air Force Phantom jets and Thun-derchiefs raided the Ha Gia.oil depot 14V� mile's north of Hanoi, the spokesman said. U.S. headquarters said a damage assessment of the raids had not been compiled from the pilots' reports. The raids were the closest to Hanoi since June 29, when American planes struck an oil depot three miles from the center of the city as well as an oil depot on the outskirts of; Haiphong, North Viet Nam's chief port. They, were the first American attacks in the immediate vicinity of North Viet Nantfs two most important cities. -l An eairlier report, froni a U.S. spokesman placed the raids today at four miles from Hanoi but a later announcement corrected this. � ; i In the ground war in South Viet Nam, U.S. air cavalrymen battled Red troops for nine hours Thursday in the Central Lowlands 280 miles northeast of Saigon and killed 69 of them, U.S. military spokesmen �> reported. The troops of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) suffered light casualties, the spokesman said. A unit of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division ambushed a group of North Vietnamese regulars- 20 miles northwest of the coastal city of Tuy Hoa today and killed nine of them. U.S. forces, reported only small patrol skirmishes elsewhere. Vietnamese military headquarters reported that government militiamen moved into a hamlet on the outskirts of Saigon and seized two cases of Chinese Communist-TNT^which local residents said the Viet Cong planned to use against ships at Saigon's new $50-mil-lioh Newport.dockirig area.. The headquarters said the cases,. left by four Viet. Cong seen fleeing the area, each contained 1,032 blocks of TNT and had been wired with'fuses. The villagers said the Viet Please Turn to Page 2, Col 3 Lead to 118 Distribution Of Phone Books Starts Tuesday Distribution of the new Bell Telephone Company Clearfield directories, featuring a Pennsylvania recreational calendar on the cover, will begin next Tuesday. R. L. Ulery, Bell's manager at Clearfield, said today Clearfield directories will be mailed to subscribers in Clearfield, Curwensville and Frenchville. The new Philipsburg phone book will go to customers in Coal-pprt, Houtzdale, Osceola Mills, Philipsburg and Winburne. The distribution program is expected to be completed by Dec. 9. The new Pennsylvania recreational calendar depicts sports and vacation activities offered by the Commonwealth. This type of cover will be used on most Bell directories to be issued throughout the state in the coming year. Exchanges included in the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 BELLEFONTE - Republican incumbent Eugene M. Fulmer's lead over his Democratic opponent, Daniel R. Clemson, was increased to 118 yesterday as the count of Centre County absentee ballots was completed. Fulrher received 55 absentee votes to Clemson's 19 to bring their vote totals to 9,091 for Fulmer and to 8,973 for Clemson in the 77th district contest for the seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Mr. Clemson announced he will not appeal the decision. Earlier it had been indicated an appeal would; be made on the election board having denied' challenges of 50 absentee votes.' No official word has;been;re-ceived from Mr. Clemson as to whether or not he will pursue an original intention to petition for the opening of ballot boxes. The official vote count will-not be released until the Centre County official count board has1 certified the totals , to County Board of Elections. Quint Appears To Be Losing PITTSBURGH (AP) - Quintuplet Roni Sue Aranson lay near death today and her doctor said the "outlook (or life is almost hopeless." Dr. Lee Bass, who has been attending the lone surviving quintuplet at Magee Women's Hospital, said she had suffered brain damage and her condition was very grave. He said it appeared the six-day-old infant would not live through the day. Roni Sue was racked by a convulsion Thursday after experiencing breathing trouble - the same problem that claimed the lives of her four sisters. The quintuplets were born 2V* Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Quickie Proves Just The Ticket Here's another quickie. Noted advertiser got ten calls, all in one day, but had sold this upright piano to the second caller. Got an upright? We can find you a buyer. Ca.U our friendly Want Ad gals today. UPRIGHT PIANO: In good condition. Priced very reasonable. Phone Clearfield 765-8144. ll:8-2d-b(21) To Buy, Sell, Rest, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765.5535 Or Your Nearest Progress Office;
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