Clearfield Progress, December 9, 1966

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December 09, 1966

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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 9, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Husbands are like fireplace fires; Unattended, they go out. Reader's Tip The Middle-Aged Lions story is concluded on Page 22. Vol. 60 - No. 289 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, December 9, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Red Areas Bombed By U. S. Planes Targets Range From Saigon to Near Northern Border By ROBERT TURKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Waves of B52 bombers struck Communist positions in South Viet Nam today in three raids that ranged from near Saigon to the northern edge of the country. As the bombers flew in from their Guam base, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk arrived in Saigon and discounted chances of a prolonged pause in American bombing raids over North Viet Nam. "We can't just stop half the war," Rusk told newsmen, "They've got to stop their half of it." In one raid on the North Thursday, U.S. fighter-bombers were attacked by Communist MIG interceptors only six miles northeast of the center of Hanoi. The MIGs fired heat-seeking air-to-air missiles but failed to score hits, a U.S. spokesman said. He reported, however, that one U.S. plane was shot down by Communist ground fire over North Viet Nam and two more were shot down in South Viet Nam. Ground action in South Viet Nam continued light with both Please Turn' to Page 21, Col. 7. State's February Draft Call Will Include 168 lYs BIG TURN OUT AT CHECK IN TIME - Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower poses yesterday at Walter Reed Army Hospital before being admitted for a gall bladder operation. On hand were scores of patients, doctors and other hospital personnel. (AP Wirephoto) May Lead To Expanded Pad . Space Arms Ban Accord Reached By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) - Some U. N. diplomats believe the new U.S.-Soviet agreement to ban war and weapons from outer space can open the way to a pact, to halt the spread of nuclear weapons. The agreement announced Thursday by President Johnson was welcomed at thd U. N. as a major breakthrough in a 10-year battle for an international legal code to Ammerman Is President... Curwensville School Board Officers Renamed CURWENSVILLE - David S. Ammerman of Curwensville and Andrew J. Sutika of Grampian were re-elected president and vice president respectively of the Curwensville Area School Board last night. The directors retained Attorney John B. Gates of Clearfield as solicitor and reappointed William E. Frank of Pike Township to be legislative - Bloodier War Expected By U.S. in Viet Romney Up Front... HARRISBURG (AP) - State Selective Service headquarters reports that almost half of Pennsylvania's February draft quota is classified 1Y-a classification for registrants who normally would qualify for military service only in times of war or national emergency. Brig. Gen. Henry M. Gross, state director, said 168 of the 386 Pennsylvanians to be drafted that month are 1Y. He said 126 1 Ys would be men. By BOB HORTON WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States expected a far bloodier Viet Nam war, it was learned today. Indications are the Pentagon prepared for the worst, anticipating perhaps 10,000 dead this year and five times as many wounded. Casualties have been much lower although still running into staggering numbers - over 4,-600 killed and 30,000 wounded the past 11 months. A top source said that when the Pentagon began planning the big military buildup in Southeast Asia statistical studies were conducted which projected U.S. losses at 200 casualties per day per 100,000 vernors Work on '68 Bid By WALTER MEARS COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Republican governors, demanding a party role to match their bolstered numbers, went to work today to build an organization that could propel one of them into the GOP presidential nomination. Their potential leaders were not saying which one - although Michigan's Gov. George Romney clearly is the front runner among them, as - drafted in March and April, but added, that Pennsylvania's toial quotes for those months have not yet been announced. Olanta R. D. Man, Pinned by Bulldozer, In Serious Condition OLANTA - Howard Mc-Cracken, 55-year-old Olanta R. D. 1 man, is listed in serious condition in the Clearfield Hospital from injuries suffered when a bulldozer overturned on him yesterday morning. Mr. McCracken, who operates a sanitary service, was using the bulldozer on his sanitary landfill operation outside Olanta when the machine upset. His left leg was pinned under the heavy piece of equipment and he was not found until some time later by men hunting in the area. Hospital attendants said He suffered a fracture and severe cuts ot the left leg as well as multiple brush burns and bruises of the face. . The. figure,- derived from experience in World War II and the Korean conflict, was needed to determine possible replacement and medical demands. Simply stated, the computerized calculation showed the United States could expect for each 100,000 men in Viet Nam to sustain daily 10 combat deaths, 50 wounded and 140 "nonhos-tile" casualties resulting from accident, disease or other causes. Actual figures have averaged 3 killed, 14 wounded and 75 non- Please Turn to Page 21, Col. 6 Shafer Outlines 6-Point Traffic Safety Program HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov.-elect Ramond P. Shafer says his administration will set up a six-point traffic safety program designed to "make Pennsylvania the leader in traffic safety." he is in the public opinion polls. Colorado Gov. John A. Love and Rhode Island's John H. Chafee, both seeking the chairmanship of the Republian Governors' Assocation, agreed that the 25 GOP state executives should seek to line up behind a single candidate for the White House. With broad, if not unanimous agreement, Chafee told a joint news conference Thursday night, the governors can control the selection of the party's 1968 candidate. He said the governors also should work to make sure that the next Republican platform embraces imaginative proposals for "new solutions to the many old problems." Chafee said the governors should take an active role in the selection of their state delegations to the next national convention. And he said they should decide "early in the game" who they want nominated. "I have no first choice now," he said. Love said he believes the next nominee will be a governor. "We have an outstanding slate of governors," he said. He added that Republicans in Congress are trapped in a position IN VIET NAM - Airman 2. C. Ronald Bloom, above, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bloom of Chestnut Ridge, has been sent to Viet Nam. The airman, a 1964 graduate of Curwensville Joint High School, is a specialist in water purification. He enlisted in the Air Force in December 1965, and received his basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. Both Parties List Spending For Campaign HARRISBURG (AP) - Milton J. Shapp reported expenditures of $2,408,879 in his unsuccessful campaign for governor, and unpaid bills of $311,562, records of the State Elections Bureau showed today. Republicans reported spending $2.9 million in electing their state ticket headed by Gov.-Elect Raymond P. Shafer. Shapp filed two expense statements. The Make Shapp Governor committee listed expenditures of $1,802,741, with outstanding bills of $140,304. Shapp's personal account listed spending of $606,138 with unpaid debts of $171,528. Shapp earlier had reported spending $1.4 million in winning the primary against the state organization-supported candidate Sen. Robert Casey. In an interview in Philadelphia, Shapp said he owes $1.2 million borrowed from a bank, but that he should be able to pay it off with contributions still coming in. The Democratic State Committee listed total expenses at $383,045.15, expenditures at $367,019.33, and said it had no unpaid bills. The Republican State Committee, in its account, said it spent $1.7 million and has $440,-948 in unpaid bills. It said $996,-000 of its $1.8 million in re-Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 representative. In regular business, the Board received a delegation of Curwensville Borough council-men who were present to discuss matters of mutual concern, accepted a low bid for a new truck and awarded a high bid for the sale of four old ones and acted on a number of other items at a near-midnight session. Two applications were received for the post of supervising principal and were taken into consideration. However, additional applications are being sought before any definite action is taken. The applications were asked last month after a one-year sabbatical leave was approved for Harry G. Heil, effective at the end of the current school term. Mr. Heil plans to retire Damage Is Oyer $1,000 in Two Borough Mishaps More than $1,000 damage was caused to cars invovled in two traffic accidents at Clearfield yesterday. One woman was injured. One of the drivers, Esther Burnett, 52, 6f Clearfield, was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign after she hit another vehicle at the intersection of East Market and Fourth Streets at 4:45 p. m. Patrolman Donald Cutler said Mrs. Burnett was going south on Fourth Street and failed to come to a complete stop at the govern space exploration. "It is the most important arms control development since the limited test ban treaty of 1963," Johnson said; referring to the earlier pact barring testing in the atmosphere, which most nations have ratified. He predicted the new treaty would "prevent  warlike preparations on the moon and other celestial bodies" while guaranteeing "free access to all areas and installations" in space. Diplomats - at the U.N. also viewed the agreement as a good omen for accord on another major issue now under negotiation - a treaty to halt the spread of nuclear weapons' to nations that don't have them. No agreement on this is expected, however, until the 17-nation disarmament-talks resume in Geneva early in 1967; \ In announcing,the agreement from the Texas White' House, Please. Turn'to' Page 8, Col.,,1 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Dr. William Harkins Wins National Award Rain Is Closing Out 1966 Buck Season Reports of deer kills continued to dwindle today as unseasonable rain made hunting a damp experience. The two-week buck season ends tomorrow afternoon. Recent kills included one by Kenneth Maines of Kerr Addition who bagged a seven-point buck in the LeContes Mills area yesterday. Donald Russell, 13, of Kelly-town, downed a six-point, 120-pound buck last Saturday morning. PHILIPSBURG - Dr. Wil-a,a xio^., t> n~�inar.a ctofo liam R- Harkins, widely-known tSt ^"1*' BT""L�? Osceola Mills dentist, has been awarded first place for a scien traffic safety commissioner, says the 1967 general assembly .... ..... , , (V,, AmorJo,_ will consider a bill that would ^ic f hAlblt lhe American Dental Association. Yule Shopper Walks Average Of 25 Miles require all persons who apply for a drivers license to attend driver-training classes. "It is senseless for us to expend our great energies on providing new job opportunities, better schools and new recreation areas if we don't do just as much to make certain Pennsylvanians can get to work, school or play safely," Shafer said Thursday at nor's Conference Safety The award, for his cleft palate prosthesis work, was given at the 107th annual con- Bradford Township Firemen Name Knepp, Owens to Top Posts WOODLAND - The B-J-W Fire Company of Bradf o r d Township last night re-elected Robert Knepp as president and Hershel Owens as chief at a meeting in the Woodland fire hall. One new officer was named - Donald Hull, who was elected treasurer. Others re-elected were: Ronald Fye, vice president; James Smeal, financial secretary; Clayton Peters, recording secretary; Mr. Fye, first assistant chief; Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Revised Rates Drifter Arrested Filed With PUC , f, .... AJ RyMlelepkimT -WStSL HARRISBURG (AP) - The Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania filed revised rate schedules with the Public Utility Commission today offering statewide customer savings of $3.5 million a year. The filing marked Bell's fourth major rate reduction in less than three years and resulted from discussions between the company and the PUC. If approved, it would take effect Feb. 7, The largest single item, in terms of net savings and customers affected, applied to residence extensions linked to main telephone lines. The monthly charge for this service would be reduced by 10 cents. Thus, the bills of 1,156,000 residential customers would reflect net annual savings of $1,- Please'Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6. By ROBERT E.MILLER COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -A former mental patient stood silently today while a lawyer entered his innocent plea to the bludgeon slaying of a nationally known church and civil rights leader.'. William R. Minor, 23, stood with his hands behind his back in Columbus Municipal Court as Otto Beatty Jr. of the public defender's office entered the plea to a first-degree : murder' charge in the death of Dr. Robert W. Spike, 43, a.ministry professor at the University of Chicago credited with a major role \ in moving the church into civil ': rights activities. Mirtor gave his home town as rain or showers tonight and Saturday. ; Coder-tonight and Saturday, low. in the 40s or 50s. Sunrise 7:19-Sunset-4:44 Clearfield Weather Thursday high 60,. tow 40, overnight low'.44. Clearfield River Level . Thursday,7 p. m. -, 7 feet .(rising). Today 7;,a. m. - 6.60 feet (falling). Precipitation ..Q2L inches.. " Mid - State Airport' Thursday low 44, high  64, overnight low 51. . Five - Day Forecast' \ Dec 10-14: Somewhat cooler temperatures are expected, but they' ' 'will still average six to nine de-grees above the daily*'nor� mal highs of 37'to' 38 and . lows of 23 to 25. Continued relatively warin^over the weekend: and''early/ next week, followed by falling temperatures through midweek. -Preeipi-H tation will average near three-quarters of an inch, as intermittent rain;! and ; showers over the weekend and scattered showers . Monday and Tuesday.-' By KELLY SMITH WASHINGTON (AP) - Tired feet? Wait until Dec. 25. The American Podiatry Association said today Christmas vention of the association at shoppers would hike an estimat- Duane' Shank? secorwTassIstant Dallas, Tex. There were more ed 25 miles apiece this year - than 300 scientific exhibits. for a total 2 billion, miles. That's Dr. Harkins and James Wert four round trips to the moon, of Philipsburg have just re- "In crowded stores, especially turned from the convention, around bargain counters, shop-The doctor is a member of the pers' feet and ankles are sub-the Cover- House of Delegates of. the na- ject to many of the same rigors has resulted in donations on Traffic tional association and served as football players encounter," say some $1,200 so far. - delegate from the Pennsyl- the footdoctors. In other matters, Fire Chief chief; Ellon Shirey, third assistant chief; and Bud Knepp, director for three years. It was reported that written requests to area individuals and business places for financial aid of He said the program includes vania State Dental Association. Worse yet, - Some 15,000 people attended doesn't help Please Turn to Page 21, Col. 2 the convention. being an athlete much. Christmas fit Clearfield County... 1965 Show A total of 105 manufacturing Industries employed 5,350 persons during 1965 in Clearfield County, according to a report issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Internal Affairs. The employment figure was 263 higher than for 1964. The state's industrial census figures for last year were released this week by the department. The Clearfield County industries had capital expenditures of $2,948,200 for the year and tennis. Dr. Seward P. Nyman, spokesman for the association's 5,000 doctors, says "Christmas activity is undoubtedly more severe than people realize. Shoppers will be kicked, stepped on, gouged and generally roughed up. The association recommended the value added by manufac- and kindred products, 17; ap- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 ture (production minus cost of parel and related products, work done by other firms) was eight; printing, publishing and $46,514,100. allied products, nine; stone, The biggest county employer clay and glass, eight; fabricat- group during 1965 was the ap- ed metal products, five; and parel and related products in- machinery (except electrical) dustry which had 1,124 workers five. Owens reported that the company fought five minor fires shopping, says the APA, "is a during November. It was an-much rougher sport than golf or nounced that David Rodgers of " Clearfield was the award win- Industrial Figures Employment Up ner in project. a recent fund-raising in eight plants. The largest in Number of employes - terms of number of establish- stone, clay and glass, 767; foments was the lumber and wood gtruments and related products, products industry with 39 plants 614; food, etc., 543; fabricated or facilities. Tops in total metal products, 407; textile mill wages and salaries was the products, 393. stone, clay and glass products wages and salaries - ap-paid wages and salaries of $25,- industry with an annual payroll parel) etc ( $3,424,700; fabricat-011,700. Production and related of $4,875,500. ed metai pr0ducts, $2,552,200; activites (repair work, etc.) Other leaders were:--- were valued at $97,876,000 and ^Number of plants - food Piease Turn to Page.21, Col. 2 SUCH iSNOMlMy/ KEEPING HIS PLACE WARM WHILE HE GOES SHorpiu&f HE'S GOT 14 AAORE PAYS / Ski Conditions Black Moshannon Ski Slope: No skiing this weekend. The snow cover has been melled by unseasonably warm weather and only patches remain. The weekend forecast calls for light rain. Inside The Progress Classified Ads 18, 19, 20, 21 Hints From Helolse .... 17 Comics ................ 23 News From Around World 21 Sports .............. 10, 11 Obituaries .............. 21 Hospital News ........... 7 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Socisl News 3, 12, 13, 14, 24 Today In History ........ 4 School News ............. 2 Church News............ 6 Christmas Story......... 2 Area Servicemen........ 5 "FIFTEEN-BALL, CORNER POCKET" - This is the tale of a cat who likes to hang around the pool table- at home, that is. His owner, Robert Huber of Dubuque,; Iowa, allows he's getting.purrrty good. (AP Wirephoto) ;

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