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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 17, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's ChueklfV Income tax: The fine for' reckless thriving. Ktamrt lip Shafer and taxes r ... read Viewing Harrisburg on Paget Vol. 60- No. 296 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg/Moshannon Valley> Pa., Saturday, December 17, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Lodge Predicts 1967 Vietnam Gains Barr Elected Committeeman By Democrats By WILLIAM E. DEIBLER HARRISBURG (AP) - The names are old, but the titles are new today on the Pennsylvania Democratic Leadership roster for the state and the nation. Joseph M. Barr/ 60-year-old Pittsburgh mayor, was elected Friday to fill the post of Democratic national committeeman from � Pennsylvania vacated by the death last - Nov. 21 of former Gov. David FAA Approves $50,341 For Mid-State Work A $72.5 million allocation to help communities build and improve 341 civil airports has been approved in Washington by the Federal Aviation Agency. The Pennsylvania communities, airports and amounts include: DuBois, DuBois-Jeffer-son County, $73,600; and Philips-burg, Mid-State, $50,341. Others are: Ebensburg, Ebens-burg, $6,778; Johnstown, Johnstown - Cambria County, $105,170. Congressional sources said the federal matching funds will be for work in the fiscal year which ends next June 30. Rep. William Springer of Illinois, senior Republican on the House Commerce Committee, said he understood the agency received an unprecedented number of requests for funds, calling for almost four times the amount of money available. He said the allocations went only to the most urgently needed projects where available local matching funds would permit an early start of construction. Adopted by U. N. MayNilWork By WILLIAM N. OAT1S UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) - The Security Council has adopted mandatory economic sanctions for the first time in U.N. history in a move to bring down Rhodesia's white minority government. But failure to provide for enforcement machinery immediately raised doubts that the boycott would work. The 15-nation council Friday night ordered all 122 U.N. members to boycott 12 specific exports from Rhodesia and embargo shipments of oil, arms, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts to Rhodesia. It decided that they "shall prevent" the forbidden transactions "by their nationals or in their territories," notwithstanding prior business contracts to the contrary. The action was embodied in a British resolution modified by African amendments and adopted by a vote of 11-0 with 4 abstentions. Mali, France, the Soviet Union and Bulgaria abstained. The purpose of the resolution was to end the rebellion against Britain that began when Prime Minister Ian Smith declared Rhodesia independent Nov. 11, 1965, in the face of British pres. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 L. Lawrence. Earlier in the day, Rep. Herbert Fineman of Philadelphia and Sen. John H. Devlin of Pittsburgh were elected by their colleagues in the House and Senate to key leadership positions in the 1967 General Assembly. Fineman, 46, was elected House minority leader, and Devlin, 49, was re-elected to the minority leader post in the Senate. The Democratic State Committee gave Barr an 84 to 41 vote victory over former Gov. George M. Leader for the national committeeman's post. Leader, 48, later moved that Barr's election be made unanimous. There are 126 members of the state committee, but only 125 attended the meeting. Thomas Z. Minehart, Democratic state chairman, is also entitled to a vote. However, he had announced before the voting began that he would abstain. Barr, a Lawrence protege, replaced him as mayor of Pittsburgh in 1959 when Lawrence was elected governor. Earlier, he had served in the Slate Senate and as Democratic state chairman. He started his political career by organizing the Young Democrats in Allegheny County in the early 1930s. Lawrence, who died at the age of 77, had been national committeeman for 33 years. He -had^ -gained -the reputation - of being "a maker of presidents" because of the influence he had been able to exert on Democratic national conventions over the years. Barr is to serve in the post until 1968. Although Leader had made a determined bid for the job, he IN COLLISION WITH TRUCK - Four persons riding in this sedan were injured yesterday morning in a collision with a truck in Knox Township. Damage to the sedan was set at $800. (Progress Photo) No Peace Signs Yet By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson has received from Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge a report of progress in Vietnam and a prediction of further gains in 1967. Lodge, home from his Saigon post for the holidays/ gave this account to newsmen at the White House Friday night during discussions with the President and his top.ad- visers. Lodge said he sees no signs yet of Hanoi interest in peace. But he added he anticipates enough headway in 1967 to be able to see "light at the end of the tunnel" by then, even though the fighting is still going on. Of what he termed the "four kinds of wars" in Vietnam - conventional arms, political development, economic development and pacification of terrorism - he said the pacification program is making the least progress and "is not yet rolling as it should be." The I960 Republican nominee for vice .president denied he 'intends to resign, ducked'political questions and backed the administration's Vietnam policy. Lodge made these points while talking with reporters in the White House lobby: -Johnson/made an, historic decision in committing U. S. forces in Vietnam and the effect of American activities there has been to deny to an expansionist Red China "the* great edge.of Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Generally fair with little change in temperature tonight, low 28 to 32. Showers Sunday and turning cooler with a chance of snow flurries by evening. Sunrise 7:32-Sunset 4:45 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 6.00 feet (falling); Today 7 a. m. - 5.05 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Friday low 26; High 42; Overnight low 26. Mid - State Airport Friday low 15; High 45; Overnight low 34. NATO Plans Peaceful Steps Toward East By STEPHENS BROENING PARIS (AP) - Western nations that built the Atlantic alliance 17 years ago to oppose Soviet military might now have taken a hopeful look eastward for reconciliation with the Soviet bloc. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization Ministerial Council agreed Friday on new steps for "better relations with the East," and said NATO countries should aim for "reciprocal confidence and trust" in dealing ,with the East, In their final communique after two days of talks, the foreign, defense and finance ministers put aside the usual strident remarks reserved for the Soviet Union: "The members of the Atlantic alliance have confirmed their intention to continue their efforts to secure better relations with the Soviet Union and the states of Eastern Europe in the political, economic, social, scientific and cultural fields." They said they hoped "to bring about conditions which could permit a gradual and balanced revision in.force levels on both sides." The new NATO sanction of detente with Eastern Europe follows a series of individual allied contacts with the Communist countries - 85 since last five Accidents Take Heavy Toll... Reds Say Hanoi Hit; Planes Drop Leaflets Erie Couple Serious; Nine Others Injured in Traffic vie* embassy China Claims U. S. Bombed Eleven persons were injured in five traffic accidents in Clearfield County yesterday and this morning. Property damage totaled more than $3,000. The most seriously hurt were an Erie couple whose car ran off Route 410 between Luthers-burg and Rockton this morning and crashed into the concrete porch of a home. State police from the DuBois Substation said the car was a total loss. The identity of the victims could not be learned this morn-4ng,�he_Maple Avenue Hospital where they are patients would not release the information since members of their family had not yet been located. The state police, who were Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 YOU'RE SURE EVERYTHING WILL BE DELIVERED OH TIME * WE'VE GOT ONLY 7 SHOPPIMS DAVS making an accident investigation, said both the man and woman are in serious condition and were unconscious. They were accompanied by a three-year-old girl, apparently their daughter. She was not injured but was admitted to the hospital since there was no one to care for her, the police said. Two of the accident victims are in Clearfield Hospital - Twila A. Wingard, 44, of Curwensville R. D. 1, and Geraldine Owens, 17, of LeContes Mills. Both are in satisfactory condition; " Mrs. Wingard suffered a neck injury in a three-car chain reaction accident on Route 322 near the Ames Department Store last night at 5:50 p. m'.. State police said she stopped Imci#Ia TltA Dmnmc* ner car for a car *n front �* ner inside lire rrugreSS which was turning into the de-Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 partment store. The car follow- Hints From Heloise......9 ing her, driven by the Rev. Comics .................. 11 George W. Henry, 39, of Coal-News From Around World 10 port, also stopped. But the third Sports ................ 6, 7 car driven by Steward Straw, Obituaries .............. 2 85, of 207 Witmer, St., Clearfield, Hospital News............3 did not get stopped and hit the Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Henry car pushing it into the Today in History ........ 4 other car. Church News ............ 5 Mr. Straw and the Rev. Mr. Christmas Story ........ 9 Henry were both taken to the Starts Monday in The Progress ... The Faces of Jesus Jesus of Nazareth was a man of vivid characteristics and versatile faculties, a life so constituted that it has infused history ever since. He was a workman, a good mixer, a storyteller, a fearless rebel, a comforter. To Christians He is the perfection of manhood, the masterpiece- into which the Creator poured Himself, the wholeness of their own incomplete humanity. The totality of Him has defied analysis. But various moving human traits can be clearly glimpsed from the Biblical material, its setting and inferences. George W. Cornell, Associated Press religion writer, has studied these "Faces of Jesus" in a five-part series which starts Monday in The Progress. hospital along with Mrs. Wingard. Mr. Straw was released after undergoing treatment for injury to the right elbow and a possible chest injury. The Rev. Mr. Henry, who was just released from the hospital this week after undergoing an operation, was .examined and discharged. Damage to the Straw and Henry cars was estimated at $500 each, and to the Wingard coupe at $50. Miss Owens was hurt in a one-car ^accident last night in Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Rydbom, Peacock Named to Offices By Coalport Fire Co. COALPORT - The Coalport Volunteer Fire Co. re-elected Eugene Rydbom as president and Larry Peacock as fire chief at its annual reorganization meeting Dec. 14. Other officers are: J. Leonard Reeger, vice president Richard Peacock, secretary; Charles Fleming, treasurer; and Mr. Reeger, trustee. Richard Hegarty is first assistant chief and Dick Neff the second assistant. A progress report was given on the status of the new fire truck and it was stressed that all dues for 1967 should be paid as early as possible. One fire call and two am-, bulance calls were reported since the previous meeting and Ben Brink was welcomed into the department as a new member. By JOHN RODERICK TOKYO (AP) - Communist China claimed today four U.S. planes dive-bombed its embassy in Hanoi last Wednesday, seriously damaging that building and partly damaging a nearby office of Peking's New China News Agency. It denounced the alleged attack as "a grave provocation "and said the United States will get "redoubled punishment for your crime." Other Communist centers, ignoring repeated U.S. denials that the raids had been against anything except non-military targets, joined the controversy. North Vietnam's official news agency said American pilots fired rockets' at the Red Chinese and Romanian embassies and that U.S. bombers attacked residential areas inside Hanoi and on its outskirts Tuesday and Wednesday. It charged more than 100 persons were killed or wounded in the two raids. The U.S. Defense and State Departments have denied the charges. The U.S. military command in Saigon said: "A complete review of pilot reports and photographs showed that all ordnance expended by U.S. strike aircraft Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Air force Dumps Surrender Papers In North Vietnam By ROBERT TUCKMAN ' SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) - American planes showered Hanoi and the. Red River delta with millions of surrender leaf-lets ' today. A U.S. spokesman said Air Force planes dropped nearly 2.5 million leaflets calling on the young men of North Vietnam "to leave your unit when you are sent south" and to enjoy good treatment from the allied forces. The leaflet drop was carried out while a worldwide .dispute stlli' raged,over'American airraids on the North Vietnamese capital area earlier this weekl : Communist China claimed its" embassy in Hanoi was seriously damaged by the raids, and, the North Vietnamese 'said': more than 100 civilians were killed: The United States has 'repeatedly denied any bombs fell 'tin Hanoi itself in the raids Tuesday and Wednesday. ' The U. S. military command has reported no raids near Ha- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. ? To Block Publication... Judge Indicates Quick Decision on JFK Book By GEORGE ESPER NEW YORK (AP) - A Manhattan judge indicated today a speedy decision on Mrs. John F. Kennedy's suit to block publication of author William Manchester's book about the assassination of the president. Supreme Court'Justice Saul'S. Streit, ranking Manhattan justice, ordered Manchester and two publishers to appear before him Dec. 27 to show cause why an injunction against the book, "Death of a President," should not be granted. Streit said he would "decide the matter shortly" after the hearing. Mrs. Kennedy submitted a 10-page affidavit to the court Friday in her petition to forbid publication of the book. She said in her complaint that publication would cause her "great and irreparable injury" and "result in precisely the sensationalism and commercialism which we - Robert F. Kennedy and I - have sought so strenuously to avoid." Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., the late president's brother, submitted a supporting five-page affidavit., Neither the senator nor Mrs. Kennedy appeared in court. Sen. Kennedy declined twice Friday to discuss the book or the court action with newsmen. He said he did not plan to issue any statement on the subject. The 'publishers are: -Cowles Communications, Inc., publisher of Look magazine, which is reported to have paid $665,000 for the right to serialize portions. of the book Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 DOCUMENTS TURNED OVER - Members of the Curwensville Municipal Authority look on as solicitor Dan P. Arnold (right foreground) presents documents in support of a proposed rate reduction to Carl J. Peterson, trust officer of the County National Bank at Clearfield, to be placed on file in the bank. Earlier in the week the Authority voted a 5 per cent reduction in sewer rates for Curwensville customers, effective Feb. 1. Authority members from left are Chairman James V. Mar-ra, Claude J. Bloom, Raymond L, Curry and A. E. Swanson. Missing from the picture is the fifth board member, W. D. Tate. Shirey in Vietnam Marine Pfc. Dennis L. Shirey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shirey of -718. E. Fourth St., Clearfield, is serving with the 3rd Marine Division at Dong Ha, South Vietnam. His last name was erroneously listed as Shirley in a story Thursday. Walt Disney Buried In Family Service GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - Walt Disney, whose cartoons and fantasies entertained millions throughout the world, was buried Friday with only members of his family in attendance. Funeral services for the famed film maker were not announced until after they had been concluded at Forest Lawn Cemetery. "The company wanted attention to remain with the man and what he stood for, not on his death," a spokesman for Walt Disney Productions said later. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 One Up, One Down, It's That Easy One call? Two calls? ? Three or more? Right the first time. It took just.one phone call for this adver-' tiser to get results the firsts day the ad below was.' published in The' Progress Classified section. Wants action? Use: the Classifieds! CLEARFIELD: Working; couple desire 3 or 4 room* unfurnished apartment.. Phone Clearfield 765-76M after 6:00 P. M. 12:l-2db(lS) To Bay, Sell, Rent, Trade* Use The Progress -Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765-553* Or Your Nearest Progress Office. Republicans Are Told: Don't Count on LBJ Drop In Popularity for Victory By JACK BELL WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Influential Republican governors said today Republicans cannot count on President Johnson's current drop in popularity to carry their party to victory in the 1968 presidential race. Michigan Gov. George Rom-ney, a top prospect for the GOP presidential nomination, ~ said his party must offer the voters two years from now "a basic change in direction" instead of relying on a protest vote against Johnson's "Great Society" programs or on frustrations about the war in Vietnam. "The basic issue in 1968 will be whether the people themselves are going to reclaim the direction of this government or whether it will continue to be run solely from Washington," Romney said. Agreeing generally wilh this, New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller discounted in a separate interview the harsh indictments Democratic state executives Pittsburgh Fire Kills Father, Four Children PITTSBURGH (AP)-A father and his four children perished this morning in a fire which destroyed their home in Pittsburgh's, Carrick section. His pregnant wife escaped by jumping from the attic atop the 1^-story home, police said. The body of Ronald A. Schiller, 35, was found in a first-floor bedroom.. Firemen recovered have drawn against Johnson during the National Governors* Conference here. Some Democratic governors pictured Johnson as the overspending architect of their parr, ty's defeat in the November elections. Rockefeller, who won re-election in that balloting, said it was his feeling that local conditions dictated the outcome of the elections, "rather than some absent political personality" - Johnson in this case. As for some Democrat suggestions that their party may have to seek a new face in 1968 unless Johnson mends his ways, Rockefeller said Republicans would be foolish to put any confidence in current public opinion polls which rank'the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col,7
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