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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 22, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Time may heal wounds, but it doesn't do much for wrinkles. Reader's Tip Today,- is firs.t day, of winter. Turn toiPige 12. Vol. 60 ~ No. 300 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensyille, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, December 22, 1966 15,155 ^Copies'Daily 20 PAGES TODAY 4*. By Clearfield Council...." Sou It Returned To Municipal Job Launce E. Soult Sr. was re-appointed to the 'Clearfield Municipal Authority last night following a tie-breaking vote at a special meeting of Borough Council. At last Thursday night's meeting, a council; vote on Mr. Soult and Fred B. Hughes, the other candidate for the Authority position, ended in a 6-6 deadlock, necessitating last night's special meeting. Last night the vote by secret ballot was 8T2 in Mr. Soult's favor, with two councilmen ----------- absent. LawrenceTwp. Studies Tax, Stream Items Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 16, 17 Hints From Heloise .... 20 Comics -............ 19 Sportsi.v............. 14, 15 Obituaries............... 2 Hospital News .......... 17 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News........ 3, 20 Area Servicemen .... 9, 11 'Faces o$;Jesus' ......... * Christmas Story......... 7 , Series on Disney ......... 9 i 15 Injured in Canadian Tragedy... Patfon Building Use Studied CI OUPY Mostly cloudy tonight and Friday with occasional snow flurries and not much change in temperature, low in the 20s. 8 Children Die as Sand Spills Onto School Bus Sunrise 7:34-Sunset 4:48 In the only other action last night, Council unanimously adopted a" motiph by \Council CURWENSVILLE - A meeting is being planned- in the near man Roy E. Wise Jr., wishing future with a representative ot Lawrence Township Supervisors received a request for an increase in the compensation being paid the township all citizens of the borough a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year on behalf of the Council, Borough officers and employes. Prior to last night's vote, Councilman Harry E. Mellott of Third Ward raised the question as to whether Mr. Soult was eligible for re-appointment to the five-year term on the Au-tax collector'for coTlecUng'Ihe thority board He cited a mo-1967 wage tax and a report on tion adopted by Council in 1963 the Montgomery Run stream which stated that applicants improvement project at its desiring to be appointed as a meeting last night - member of either the Water Tax Collector GeWe Owens Authority, Park Authority or members >f the Curwensyille Po^dC�outClo th�e^JeSSS. Zoning Board of Adjustment be Commit, Actxon Committee that the Clearfield Area School present at a regular meeting met with three .members District is now paying 3Mi per the Urban . Renewal Community Facilities prcgram to determine if federal funds are available for the renovation of the Patton Building here. If necessary improvements can be made, the building will be used as a multi-purpose community and municipal center and would house a library, youth center, golden age center and serve r.s headquarters for various training programs in the county. , , Action on the proposed meeting was taken last night when Clearfield Weather Wednesday high 32, low 22, overnight'low 22. Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. m. - 5.60 feet (stationary). Today 7 d. m. - 5.55 feet (falling). By GENE SCHROEDER WINDSOR, Oht. (AP,) - Tons of sand spilled from a tractor-trailer onto a school bus loaded with 30 children Wednesday, corner and scraping the side of er see anything like it again." the bus at an intersection near The bus was carrying the chil- Windsor, a city across the De- dren home from Frith School in troit River from Detroit, Maidstone, with one day of "The kids were yelling their school left before Christmas crushing the bus, killing eight heads off. It was pitiful," said Holidays. Most of the children youngsters and injuring 1 Gerald Genius, 31, of Oldcastle, lived in the Oldcastle area near The 10 tons of wet sand cas- Ont. Gemus, who arrived at the Windsor, caded onto the bus as the trailer scene just after the accident Children trapped inside the flipped over after" turning a occurred, added, "I hope I nev- bus were screaming. Some were pinned under broken seals, others trapped by twistednnetal or/ buried under the sand. ' For nearly two hoursj GemuS arid others - policemen, fire'; men, doctors, ambulance;'" drivers and passersby - tore apart the wrecakge with crowbars, - Please Turn to Page.2,. CbL 2 Mid - State Airport Wednesday high 28, low 18, overnight low 16i Port Matilda Crash Kills Bellefonte Man cent for wage tax collection and asked that the township, increase its payment from the present 3 per cent to 3Vi per cent. The Supervisors took the request under advisement. Supervisor Walter Haversack reported that the brushing out work along Montgomery Run from the McPherson property to the river is almost completed but that weather conditions-are delaying straightening of the stream from the B. & O. bridge to the river. The stream improvement project, being carried out by the State Department of Forests and Waters calls for relocation of the stream from the bridge to the river and dredging, cleaning and widening from the bridge upstream to the McPherson property. Mr, Haversack also showed a fire-police call card provided by John R. Crago, Inc., which will be distributed to all township residents. The card lists the telephone number to be called in the event of a fire Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 *" Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 On New State Law... ~ ,-.-_ v^ Commissioners Hear Mental Health Report The Clearfield County Commissioners, at a public meeting yesterday afternoon, approved two applications for Liquid Fuels funds, awarded a contract for gasoline used at Clear Haven, and reported on a meeting with a Department of Public Welfare representative earlier in the day. The department representative was Clarence E. Winans, regional coordinator for the division of plainning, evaluation and community program in the Bureau of Mental Health. He met with the commissioners to explain Senate Bill 4, the new mental health and mental retardation act that becomes effective Jan. 1,--' - 1968. Under the act, some 70 health ..r Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Resident of Rockton Appointed to Office HARRISBURG - The appointment of Mrs. Hazel M. Dressier of Rockton as justice of the peace for Union Township, Clearfield '.County, was .announced here, yesterday by Governor William Scranton. Included among other poinlees was Mrs. Janice G Diggan of Lewisburg, who will serve as justice of the �c_ vanT centers win be set up through-ambulance out lhe state Each win servc an area with a population of 75,000 to 200*,000 people. Because of the size of Clearfield County one of the centers will be located here. Each center is to be headed by an administrator; who will be chosen by the commissioners\ ed yesterday. Closing Hour Changed, For County Offices The administrative offices in the Clearfield County Courthouse and its Annex will close for the Christmas weekend at 4 p. m. today rather than at 11 a. m. tomorrow as was report- David O. Thomas,. about 32, of of Bellefonte, died at'3:25 a.m. today in the Geisinger Memorial Hospital at Danville as the result of injuries suffered in a truck-car collision last evening near Port Matilda. The Centre County man was fatally injured at 6:30 p. m. when he was driving, north on Route 220 three miles south of Port Matilda in Taylor Township, Centre County. ' His t car apparently crossed over the center line and collided with an oncoming pickup truck operated by William Burns, 65, of Tyrone ,R. D. Stanley Watson. 29, of Miles-burg, a passenger in the.Thomas automobile, suffered leg injuries and was admitted to the Centre County Hospital at Bellefonte. Mr. Burns was taken to the Tyrone Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released. ' Thomas was removed from the accident scene to the Centre County Hospital at Bellefonte and then transferred to Geisinger. He, suffered aV ruptured aorta and multiple injuries. His death was attributed to internal bleeding. The accident was investigated by State Police Trooper Daniel L. Brode. Pope Hopes For Miracle In Viet Peace By BENNET M. BOLTON VATICAN CITY, (AP- Pope Paul VI said tonight in his Christmas message to the world that he hoped for a "miracle of good will" that would move both sides to end the Vietnam war. "Good will holds the key to peace," he said. "The difficulty is that the responsible authorities of the two sides must make use of this key at the same time. That they should do so with sincere and concrete actions, should be the wonderous event of this Christmas." His Christmas message last year appealing for negotiations did not mention Vietnam by name, but this year's message did. The 69-year-old pontiff said his attention, and the world's were concentrated "on the state of war that still exists in Vietnam, a war that is revealed as typical, tragic and threatening." He said the Vietnam war was steadily increasing in "surprise tactics, the means of warfare firmed a report from Washing-used, and the damage inflicted." Stressing his belief that good will was the key to end the con-Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 U. S. Delivers Double Blow At Red Strongholds By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) - Long-range U. S. B52 ________., - bombers delivered a double blow at Communist strongholds that the Norfolk ? Western'.Rail in Vietnam today. One formation of the heavy bombers flew in from Guam to strike before dawn at Viet Cong bunkers and fortifications in War Zone C about 45 miles nor.thwest of Saigon. A second wave hit late in the afternoon at infiltrating North. Vietnamese troops in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Vietnam. -- ' ----' ' �" - ICC Examiner Issues Rail \ Merger Report WASHINGTON (AP)-An interstate Commerce Commission examiner recommended today Amplifying an earlier report, the U.S. Navy reported that two Phantom Jets from the carrier Kitty Hawk shot down two slow-moving enemy planes with air-to-air missiles over the Gulf of Tonkin Tuesday night and the pilots saw them explode. An earlier announcement said bombers only that the enemy planes had disappeared from radar detec- announced in Canberra that Australia is beefing jup1 its 4,500-man contingent in Vietnam to 6,-300 men early next year. He said Australia will send 900 more soldiers, the guided-mis-sile destroyer Hobart and a way be" ordered to take over the Erie-Lackawanna and "Del-\ aware & Hudson railroads., tout Commissioner Charles A^ Webb, acting as ..examiner, placed any. N & W takeover of -the Boston & Maine Railroad on an authorized-only basis. <;, ,., Webb's recommendation? now*: must be considered- by the entire 11-member commission. Webb recommended ; that Norfolk & Western set-up holding company-similar to one1 it wanted to set up for five rail-Under this plan, N&W squadron of eight Canberra jet. roads. . 7 -,,v would not, he said, have, to as- _ Premier Nguyen Cao Ky S Th^? S ^SSS said the United States should B&M; The E-L debt is estimat-tion screens. The announcement continue bombing North Viet- ed at $350 million. nani until Hanoi responds to The report said also that ap-moves for peace talks. proval of this plan would Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, not_preclude ICC approval b�;ao today said the planes were de tected as they were heading in the direction of the nuclear-powered U.S. cruiser Long North Vietnam's defense minis- N&W;; plan" to nterge with ;,thtf Beach but did not say they were ter pledged to fight' on until Chesapeake & Ohio-Baltimore trying to attack her. complete victory, fbr. the Com- & Ohio system. .. , munists, dec.laring.in Hanoi that Webb's recommendation ; is the. Communists � "are deter- that- the takeover, of .!the? three mined to fight and are sure, to railroads not go into effect until defeat" the Americans. the consummation of\th*;;,merg- - The Korean Military Com- er of the New York Central and mand, in a yearend summary, Pennsylvania railroads;' The .$6 U.S.' authorities also con- ton that 25 to 50 North Korean pilots are in North Vietnam, apparently training North Vietnamese fliers in air warfare. In other developments: - Prime Minister Harold Holt Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Teeners Combine Ho* Grounds... Carol Singing, Prajecf for Buffalo Township, Union County. from two applicants1 recommended by ah advisory committee. The'13 members of this committee will also be appointed by the commissioners." Chairman J. Harold McFad-aP' den explained that as a result of the mental health act many persons suffering mental illness peace can De treated at these cen- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 The county. office's will remain "closed 'until 8:30 a. m. Tuesday. Over the New Year's weekend the county, buildings will close at 4 p. m. Friday and remain closed until the following Tuesday ,morning. The action setting the holiday hoursvwas taken yesterday at the commissioners' public meeting. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 More Christmas Services Slated FINISHING TQUCHES are put en a large Santa Claus at Clearfield Area Senior High School by Allen Lyda and Patsy Snyder before a display featuring,a helicopter and the Santa were placed on the roof of the; school: The entire display was made by art students under the direction of art instructor Robert Brown. The helicopter has blades which aremoyed by the wind and th� display is lighted at night. ' Members of the 13 Gra-Y and Tri-Gra-Y clubs in Clearfield will be "singing up a storm" tonight in an effort to benefit children less fortunate than themselves in a project appropriately termed "Operation: Merry''Christmas." Additional Christmas services' Beginningat 6:30 p. m. young-for Saturday night and Sunday fters of the 13 YMCA sponsored have been announced by church- clubs will start out in 13 dif-es in Clearfield County and the ferent directions, in :the first Moshannon Valley. community carol sing ever at- At Philipsburg,' the traditional tempted by them. Caroling will Christmas Eve Candlelight Serv-' continue; until 8 p. m. ice will be held in the First Each home a group carols for Lutheran Church Saturday at is asked to donate one non-11 p. m. perishable food item for the The service will feature the children at the Children's Home singing of familiar Christmas or those under the care of the Critics Have Quarrel On Issues, LB J Says billion Penh - datipn,. biggest �busines?;;'^erf|^ Please Turn to-Page 8, Col.;*1 Contest Offers $30 in Prizes ' Need some extra �. money t� .. help pay those Christmas J)illsVp Try your hand-at guessjngHhe/: coldest day of January/and you may. endjiup^witir$i5;;^ That is what first, second and third places',are worth in.iThe.' JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (AP) - President Johnson says Progress Temperature. Contest he and grumbling Democratic governors have no quarrel fox January. on personal grounds but simply disagree, at least to some extent, on programs, patronage and politics. Johnson, conscious of criticisms aimed at him at last week's caucus of Democratic governors at White Sulphur Springs, W. Vef., met Wednesday with nine Democratic state executives at the LBJ Ranch, then summoned newsmen and introduced Gov. Harold -.---- E. Hughes of Iowa. Hughes was chairman of the West Virginia caucus. By FRANK CORMIER carols and the lighting of individual candles. The Rev. David Kyler will deliver the meditation, "What Do You Want For Christmas?" Special music will be provided by the Senior Choir under the directioniof J. J. Free-berg. The organist will be Mrs. Ann Williamson. . On Sunday there will be an 11 a. m. service. Appropriate anthems will be sung by the Junior Choir, directed by Mrs. Jerome McCamley and by the Senior Choir, directed by Mr. Freeberg. The sermon topic will be "Christmas - Both Getting and Giving." The service will also feature the baptism of infants. Due to the Child Welfare Agency. The donation of a canned food Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Society programs in the states. But he said the governors, after a "very open and very While the chief executive frank"'discussion, were leaving stayed in the background, the ^e rancj, reinforced "in the Iowa governor said there were complete support of the policies, serious problems in carrying -;- . out some of Johnson's Great Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Just write your guess -;tem-, perature, day and time -; on a postcard and send it with" your name, address and telephone number to: Temperature Contest, Newsroom, The Progress; Clearfield. The deadline for entering ,is noon Saturday, Dec, 31. Entries are' limited to one per person. Letters will not be accepted. ��,: In Clearfield Area... Em p loyment Off ice Had Increased Demands in '66 The improved economic situation in central Clearfield County has resulted in greater demands by employers, job-seekers, and Christmas Eve^c/VM- anc* government organiza ily since 1962 when the figure was a Very high 11.5 per cent. Records show, Mr. Sawtelle said, that the area served by his office has an estimated pop- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 lions for the services of the ulation of some 37,720. During State Employment Office at 1966 the agency was able to Clearfield. . That's the capsule review made today by John, Sawtelle, manager of the Clearfield office, as he looked back over" 1966, a year in: which the area's unem-ploymenkirate dropped to a record 3.1 per cent of the Fire Damages Home Some1 $200 damage was caused in a general alarm fire this morning at the Harry Lines home at 450 Spruce St., Clearfield, ord 3.1 per cent of the total pe-sons in professional posi- 'Firemen reported the blaze workforce. lions, 252 in clerical and sales was caused by an overheated Mr. Sawtelle noted that the jobs, and 302 in service occupa-furnace. '.� ^rate has been decreasing stead- tions together with 736 in skill place 1,814 persons in jobs. This total represents an increase of 52 per cent oyer the 1965 placement figure. Included were 125 school graduates and 87 handicapped persons. The service was successful in placing ' 253 trades and production jobs. In addition, there were approxi-mately 271 unskilled and domestic service openings filled. Mr. Sawtelle said that more than 3,300 persons applied to the office in 1966 for assistance in locating employment. Of this total, more thap 3,000 were referred ior: job interviews while the employment ..staff alio made more than 400,-promoti6n-al telephone contacts-with area employers to obtain 'and, determine the needs for. personnel. In addition to placement ac- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Shoppers Warned To Lock Their Cats ,\ Clearfield Borough PoliC;�t Chief Charles C, Edmiston'to-| day warned shoppers to - lock', their cars to prevent ilooling&js1 "We have had reports"* of j; packages being stolen from-sev-eral cars," the police chief said. "This is the season of the year'' when looting often-occurs. The best way to avoid . it'