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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 3, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania pt4 Today'* ChuckU ' .Did you-hear about the quar-terback's girl friend who was faithful to the end? Realtor's Tip  Lots of sports action on Pages 6 and 7.' Vdli. 60 - No. 284 Our 56tlvYear Clearfield, Corwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon.Valley, Pa.,: Saturday, December 3, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Six U. S. Jets Downed in Viet War To Test'Sneak1 Method... Bomb Underground By FRANK CAREY HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -The United States today exploded a nuclear bomb more than a half mile underground in a major test of a possible "sneak" method of concealing subsurface blasts to long range detection should they ever be supposedly banned by treaty. . The blast, which cost $5 million to prepare and _ shoot, was touched off at 7:15* a.m. in a huge cavity 2,700 feet beneath the surface of the gigantic Tatum salt dome, 22 miles southwest of Hattiesburg in south Mississippi. Newsmen and other observers watching from an observation point 1.5 miles from the detonation and heard no sound from the blast, which packed the explosive wallop of 350 tons of TNT. Some observers said they felt a slight tremor at the, observation point 1.5 miles away, others felt nothing.. Officials announced by radio from the control point about a mile from ground, zero shortly after the blast that "everything looks good." Project spokesmen at the observation point said this meant that there were no indications of radiation released Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 At Philipsburg... Strohl Named To PHILIPSBURG - Leonard Strohl was elected a director of the Phiiipsburg-Osceola Area School Board last night to succeed Frank E. McCabe and fill the unexpired term. . Mrs. L. G.Runk and David Bates were other nominees for the post made vacant by the resignation of Mr. McCabe. >; Confirming action taken at the Nov. 21 meeting of the board; the directors last night adopted a resolution desig- --' ' ",. !'-- noting the First National Bank of Philipsburg as the treasurer of the district to fill the unexpired term vacated by Mr. McCabe's resignation. In other action last night, board members voted to accept the recommendation of the athletic committee, presented by Chairman Robert R. Granville, to grant the Philipsburg Junior High School wrestling coach a $300 annual increase to bring his salary on a par with the other coaches. It was pointed out that the junior high wrestling team is engaged in inter-school competition for the first time this year. Initial action was also taken ?ec^r�   s Clearfield Weather ^Friday" low 4; High 18; Overnight low 4. Mid-State Airport Friday ,Jow 4; High 20; Overnight low 1 below. Slowdown Seen In Spending Of U. S. Business Bureau of Employment Security. The best previous mark was 3.5 per cent reached in the fall of 1965. And it was in the fall of 1964 that.the.jate feLLhelow , 6 per cent for the first time since the bureau began keeping records in this area in 1952. Although figures are not available for November the bureau had predicted that there would be a slight employment increase which would push the rate under 3.2 per cent. In a report issued today by the U.S. Labor Department the nationwide unemployment figure for November was 3.7 per cent. In October the U. S. rate was 3.9 per cent, 7-10 of a point higher than this area's figure. Total estimated employment in the Clearfield - Philipsburg -DuBois labor market increased by 300 workers from August to October, the bureau said. Manufacturing gained 200 and non-manufacturing 100 employes. The October total of 33,700 workers in the area was 1,000 higher than the total in October 1965. All of the manufacturing gain occurred in the durable goods section where increases in US. Jobless To '66 Low The rate WASHINGTON (AP) - nation's unemployment dropped back to its 1966 low of 3.7 per cent last month and total employment hit an all-time November high of 75 million, the Labor Department reported today. The jobless rate declined from 3.9 per cent in October to 3.7 per cent in November. It was the third time this year the rate had hit that level, the lowest in 13 years. The number of unemployed last month was 2,650,000. Total employment soared by 300,000, compared with a usual November drop of 600,000. "Some of the increase is a purely temporary phenomenon," said Asst. Commissioner Harold Goldstein of the Bureau four Are Injured, Three in Crash Near Clearfield Four persons were injured - none seriously - in traffic accidents in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area yesterday and this morning. A total ofrfiveacciWiits" werefj investigated by the ;police with the total property damage estimated at more than $2,500. Three of the victims were hurt in a two-car collision at 8:40 a. m. yesterday on High Street, just outside the Clearfield Borough limits. State police said Norma May Greene, 23, of 1005 Dorey St., Clearfield, was blinded by the sun as she traveled south on High Street. Her car went into the left lane of traffic where it collided with an oncoming car driven by LenoraKnepp, 23, of Please Turn.to Page 10, Col. 7 Read 'The Middle-Aged Lions'... Pearl Harbor - Has It Been 25 Years? Trie planes came 25 years ago - oh, where did the tirrie go? - and they hit Pearl Harbor and that ended the confusion, the national and the personal confusion. Should we or shouldn't we get into the war? It's too late for that, Charley, we've been at-..... tacked, we're in it, and we'll have to lick hell out of 'em. Should I study law or get a job or go into the old man's business? Forget it, Charley, you-'have , no choice, you ain't going anywhere but in, donfeha-know-there's-a-wdr-on? . . . ' V , 1 Twenty-fiye years ago - is it really that long?' - there were then, as there are now, the vague seek-ers, the under-achievers,.the lost young searching for identity. But then their war. edrne and made upv-; their minds and there was> no time to grope. And it was the biggest war ever and the bloodiest war ^ ever, but it was.a neat war. You knew.your enemies-';1 and most of your friends and the purpose was reqlr, and clear. A maniac was loose in the worlu and he and his partners had to be stopped, pushed back and nailed into their cages. That, son, was ajwdr, truly a world war ... ' \ And now suddenly it is a quarter century 'Id'feiw - how fast it wentl And the men who o'jlce'<'-wJ�r*j� the young lions; as Irwin Shaw called'them,^ no^*'^ the/are middle-aged and blurred by the 25 years that have rushed by since. Remember Pearl Harbor? Of course they- re-' member Pearl Harbor, and every detail of wnVre they were and what they were doing-when the wordii' came. The word that ended the national illusion of ' safety in oceans and the personal illusion of personal choice. And remembering with ease, it .comes to them as a surprise that a college boy these days. has to remember, Pearl Harbor from the page of-a school text. One almost resents the/fact that a boy ' today has to memorize,a date from a book to know when his father went to war. All right, dad, tell me,Awhere were'youjn;i;t|ie: i ''big "war and What did you do and what'did it do to you? What did it interrupt in $64 billion in the second quarter. < .  : These figures;' which officials have said will :befconsidered by ^ Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 A GRAND SLAM -r Dennis Merrey, 17, of 716 Park Ave., Clearfield, won a Pennsylvania Game^Cprnmission's' Triple Trophy Award given for the first time this year to hunters w$o (cill d wild turkey, black bear and whitetail buck in a single hunting license^y'ear. Dennis killed a turkey Nov. 19, a 400-pound bear Nov. 21 and a three-pdint buck this-week.; In this^picture he holds the mounted front paws of the bear he,shot two years ago while on the wall is the head of a seven-point'buck he killed last year and the tail section of the turkey he bagged this year. , ' ( (Progress Photo) DETROIT (AP) Despite a late November surge in industrywide new car sales and a $7-million Christmas bonus for Ford Motor Co. employes, Hen- the United Auto' Workers Union, said the Christmas bonus, an estimated $48 per worker, would: be paid before,; Dec. 25. To be eligible, a worker must have at ry Ford II said Friday the 1967 least a year's seniority, he said sales pace may slow down be- The UAW labor contract with cause of an uncertain economic Ford contains a bonus clause1 " v outlook. ; Speakini in New-'York,- the The nation's automakers sold Ford board chairman' told more new cars, in the fini'l. 10 group of bankers thVlong-range: days of November than the auto _ salesi. ^picWre^fenialns? same period in record-setting bright. 1965. But preliminary sales ''If: new^car; sales cbritihuiBtvaV figures for the first 11 months a rate equivalent: to; abouir K5; showed all were behind last niUUon a' year, as they have year's period.  � Ken Bonnon, Ford director of since late,? October, total sales' for 1966tWill come in at just be. low 9 million - down from last year's record' 9.3 million, but well ahead of all other years," Ford said, / ... "The potential seems  to be" there for'new car sales of 9 million or more," he said, "despite the steep rise in price of serv? ices, food and other nondurable, goods. "In our judgment, the failure Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Memorial Services Set Tomorrow By Elks at Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG - P u b 1 i c memorial services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. by the Elks Lodge for nine members of the lodge who died during the past year. The deceased members are: William H. Pooler, Allan B. McClure, Edward J. Gibbon, Alton Hummel, Ira G. Hall, Feldman C. Hamilton, Andrew G. Fravel, Thomas R. Reese and Walter P. Crago. Family members and friends of the deceased are  invited to. join with the lodge members and their families in attending the services, Exalted Ruler John E. Herrington announced. The Rev. Ft. Paul D. Panza, rector of SS. Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church, will deliver the memorial address. Third Street. The fire was,ex* Special music will be provided tinguished by the service stft� -by Mrs. Robert Shaw of West tion attendants before the fire; Decatur, meo arrived; . ^'f Firemen Summoned Clearfield firemen responded to a general alarm at 2 a. m. today to 215 N. Third'St., but their services were not needed. Firemen reported the-alarm' was turned in by a passerby who noticed what appeared to-be smoke: coming from the! house* However, it turned out to be steam coming from a broken pipe. This morning the firemen were called out on a silent;?' alarm for a fire in a car parked at the Jury Service Station on