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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 27, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle When we were borrowing customs from older civilizations, who was the idiot who passed up the siesta? The Progress Reader's Tip Clearfield wrestling tourney report is on Page 10. Vol. 60 - No. 303 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, December 27, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY MAO 73 YESTERDAY - Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, who marked his 73rd birthday yesterday, has become the most controversial figure in international Communism. He heads the biggest Communist party, with 17 or more million members. He rules the most populous nation on earth, a yeasty, lively, varied and still highly-civilized country of 720 million humans. This picture was supplied by Eastfoto. (AP Wirephoto) Other Programs Too... Mansfield Calls For Great Society Check By HARRY KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield set wheels in motion today for a suggested "major re-examination" by the Senate of "Great Society" program and older controversial laws such as the draft, income tax and foreign aid. Mansfield issued his recommendations for a "thoroughgoing, second look" at major programs from medicare and --civil rights to farm subsidies _ in a letter to the Senate's 17 Highways Good cocmmJt,?,chairrn\, , ~* * Such studies, the Monlanan A/fjtv Uj%liAfiii said, cou'd find rough edges, rlllCl nUllQQj overextensions and gaps in new- _ , _ cr programs, and update and SiftlM III Al&tl check equity of administration IVI III ill nitH handling of older laws such as District highways were in good Selective Service, condition today in the wake of Mansfield said his recom-the holiday storm which created mendations were not in re-some of the worst driving condi- sponse to Democratic election tions of the season thus far. losses or complaints by Demo- The windblown snow that cratic governors about adminis- whipped into the area Christmas tration of some programs, eve and continued almost with He noted that he had been nn letup for more than 24 hours saying for more than a year left an accumulation of between that it was time for Congress to five and seven inches. "stop, look and listen." While most rejoiced over a Nor- he said. were Vietnam white Christmas, the storm war costs the reason for exposed hours of hard work for Sress 10 Pause and re-examine, highwav crews. State highway "wiln or without Vietnam, in crews as well as borough street mv Judgment, the Senate of the crews worked almost constant- Unitcd states' through its com-lv from Christmas eve through mittees, would have a responsible morning ,nlllv for beginning the kind of Throughout the storm, there l�P-l�-bottorn oversight which is were no roads closed and all sHSaestcd herein, ho said, highwav., remained passable. Mansf.eld said the 90th Con-While he cleanup work neared f �s. opening Jan 10 would i^s^today, forecast- ^^Z^i Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 restudy" because he didn't ex- �-�- peel it to receive a heavy load of new legislation. The Democratic leader left it Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Fair and cold tonight, low in the teens. Mostly cloudy with not much temperature change Wednesday, chance of snow by evening. Sunrise 7:36-Sunset 4:51 Clearfield Weather Monday high 24, low 20, overnight low 20. Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 5.35 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.35 feet (stationary). Precipitation - .03 inches. Snow cover - 6 inches. Mid - State Airport Monday low 17, high 23, overnight low 19. Blue Cross Gets Rate Hike OK HARRISBURG (AP) - Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania was authorized by the state today to increase rates for hospitalization insurance 23.4 per cent, effective Feb. 1, 19C7. The increase affects subscribers of the 21-90 and Standard Agreement hospitalization contracts written by Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania, Insurance Commissioner Audrey R. Kelly said. "In order to stave off the near insolvent condition of Western Pennsylvania Blue Cross, this increase was imperative," Mrs. Kelly said. She had presided at public hearings in Pittsburgh Dec. 12 and 13 on the proposed rate increases. "We have thoroughly examined their books as well as the volume of testimony taken at the recent publir hearings," she continued. Mrs, Kelly said that the Blue Please Turn to Page 0, Col. 1 North Viets Flee Under Fire Reds Overrun Pentagon Admits Bombing Civilian Areas Hit But Only Military Targets Scheduled By SEYMOUR M. HERSH WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has acknowledged that civilian areas in North Vietnam have been damaged during U.S. air raids but declares that only military targets have been scheduled for attack-. The Defense Department statement said, in part: "It is impossible to avoid all damage to civilian areas, especially when the North Vietnamese deliberately emplace their air defense sites, their dispersed POL - petroleum, oil and lubricants - sites, their radar and other military facilities in populated areas, and indeed sometimes on the roofs of government buildings." Pentagon officials said the statement was issued in response to questions from the New York Times. The U.S. statement emphasized that American "policy is to target North Vietnamese military targets only, particularly those which have a direct impact on the movement of men and supplies into South Vietnam. "These targets include roads, railroads, bridges, railroad junctions, POL facilities, military barracks and supply depots. "They also include those antiaircraft and SAM - surface-to- air missile - sites which endanger the lives of American pilots." The Air defenses surrounding Hanoi, the North Vietnamese capital, are considered by U.S. military men to be the most sophisticated ever faced by American fliers. Some pilots call Hanoi "Dodge City." U.S. intelligence experts credit the North Vietnamese with more than 70 SAM sites, most of them ringed about Hanoi, and thousands of antiaircraft batteries, many of them scattered throughout that city. The Pentagon statement did not mention Hanoi, where Communists claim more than 100 civilians were killed or wounded by U. S. bombs falling inside the city limits Dec. 13-14. Pentagon officials Dec. 15 denied those charges. QUIET IN HIS SECTOR - Specialist Neil Jacobs of Milwaukee, Wis., relaxes in his mortar pit with some magazines at Cu Chi, 25 miles northwest of Saigon, during the Christmas truce period. Neil's outfit is the 25th Division. However, to the north, a U. S. Marine company came under heavy small-arms and mortar fire Saturday, almost eight hours after the start of the cease-fire. (AP Wirephoto by radio from Saigon) 170 Cavalrymen By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) - A battalion of North Vietnamese regulars overran positions of about 170 U. S. cavalrymen in the Crow's Foot area near the central coast before dawn today and inflicted heavy casualties, but finally broke and fled under intensive American fire. Cavalrymen sweeping the battlefield at dawn found 52 enemy bodies and 44 fresh graves. Some of these men of Hanoi's 22nd Regiment, 610th Division, evidently were killed by Communist fire when they ran into a trap set in the --hope that Americans would - _ do the running. VhAAv TrAAnr The Americans were about 60 JllULK I lUllLA troopers of C Company, 1st Bat- wii � � w|f# (alioni 12lh CaVairVi lst cavalry, i II /> Airmobile, Division, and 110 ar- 1/anArTAnlU I 111 Ullerymen from two batteries IwUvJI I Villi V/ll totaling 10 howitzers. The artil- * * lerymen fired at point-blank l J � p | range to help stem the on- rlOVG 111 vlIDd SlAUbout 250 of the estimated 600 Ttv THFonnnir \ vmrvn enpmy reSulars - apparently By THEODORE A. EDIGER positioned during the two-day MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Recent- Christmas truce - slashed into ly created shock troops de- the egg-shaped American peri-scribed by exiles as similar to meter at two points in the ini-China's Red Guards are report- tial attack. They knocked out ed on the move in Cuba. one 105mm Howitzer with mor-The units, officially called tar fire and damaged two others Youth Technical Brigades, re- with satchel charges. They portedly have the dual role of dropped a grenade down the serving as technicians in indus- barrel of a 155m piece, but it tries and on farms and making certain the workers arc good producers and good Communists. The official Havana newspaper Granma, which reaches some exiles, quoted Cuban Labor Confederation Secretary-General Miguel Martin as describing the brigades as "a shock troop against indolence, disorganization and lack of discipline." Mario Fontela, secretary general of the Miami-based Democratic Revolutionary Labor was a dud. The Americans .were driven into a ring only 30 yards wide. "I felt like Custer," said one of the artillery officers, Lt. Michael C. Livergood of Billings, Mont. Air strikes, fire from a cavalry platoon on high ground nearby and shells from artillery at a landing zone Vh miles away helped to break the attacks. The action was the major combat on a day which also brought an assassination attempt against a leading South Property Damage Reaches $7,750 ... Holiday Traffic Accidents Injure 13 Persons in Area Editor Says Hanoi Civilians Hit in Raids NEW YORK (AP) - U. S. bombing raids along rail and highway supply routes near Hanoi have killed civilians and. severely damaged residential areas, Harrison E. Salisbury, an assistant managing editor of the New York Times, has reported from Hanoi. Some villages and hamlets have been "almost obliterated" by the American attacks "but the effect on transportation has been minimal," Salisbury said in a dispatch in the Times today. In another dispatch, Salisbury said he visited Nam Dinh, 50 miles southeast of the North Vietnamese capital, on Christmas Day and found block after block of "utter desolation." He said 89 people have been killed and 405 wounded by raids there. He also reported that raids Oct. 1, 2 and 9 killed or wounded 40 persons and destroyed ev- Thirteen holiday weekend accidents in Clearfield County and the Moshannon Valley resulted in minor injuries to 13 persons and property damage totaling $7,750. The Clearfield area escaped traffic accidents on Christmas Day - but three highway mishaps were reported over the long holiday weekend. Two occurred Saturday and one yesterday. One of the Saturday accidents was a one-car mishap on Route 322 at Mineral Springs at 2:45 p. m. State police said Bernard L. Burghoff, 26, of DuBois, was going east when he saw a car in front of him which appeared to be stopped. He tried to slop and Five Burglaries Reported In Philipsburg Area PHILIPSBURG - Slate and borough police are continuing investigations into five burglaries that occurred over the Christmas weekend in the Phil-ipsburg-Osceola Mills area. Stale police are investigating burglaries that occurred Saturday night or early Sunday morning at Philipsburg Radio station WPHB, and at the nearby Philipsburg Country Club. Philipsburg Borough Police are investigating burglaries at the Junior High School and at the Ninth Street Laundromat. Osceola Mills Borough police are investigating a burglary at as he did his ear skidded off the highway and struck some buildings on the property of Francie C. Young of Mineral Springs, causing about $50 damage. Damage to Burghoff's sports car was estimated at $100. At 12:15 p. m. Saturday cars driven by Earl W. Clark, 37, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Judd Chris Zimmer, 20, of Clearfield R. D. Over Weekend Falls Sharply By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation's Christmas weekend traffic death toll fell far below the all-time high mark set a year ago-and broke a trend of nine successive holiday records. Tabulations today showed (he total for the three-day yulelide celebration was 570. This compared with a nonholiday count of 391. The Christmas holiday count didn't come close to the National Safety Council's advance estimate that between 650 and 750 Americans might die in motor vehicle accidents. A total of 720 fatalities was recorded during the Christmas weekend in 1965. A safety council spokesman said a weekend snowstorm which covered a broad swath of the nation from Oklahoma to 1, collided on Route 322 near the entrance to Golden Rod Farms. Damage to the two cars totaled $500. State police reported Mr. Zimmer stopped when the car in front of him started to turn into the housing development. Mr. Clark, who was behind him, was unable to stop and hit the rear of the Zimmer car. Mr. Zimmer's grandmother, Lona M. Zimmer, 64, suffered a whiplash injury but did not require hospital treatment, state police said. Yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock John H. Kelly, 62, of Kent, N.Y., ran off Route 153 and crashed into the guardrail fence. He was not injured but his 1965 sedan was damaged to the amount of $1,000. This accident happened about seven miles north of Clearfield. Five persons were injured Sunday at noon in an accident on Route 53 at Allport. Trooper Roni Eiler reported they were treated in the Philipsburg Slate General Hospital and released. The accident happened as John Sotak, 30, of Elizabeth, N. J., traveling south, rounded a curve and slid across the highway into a northbound car operated by Robert Allen, 47, of Grassflat. Mr. Allen, his wife, the i r daughter Vickie, son Robert, and Mrs. Joseph Ziembo, 75, of Grassflal, all passengers in the car, were injured and treated in the hospital. The Sotak car was a total loss. It was valued at $1,500. Damage to the Allen car was scl at $350. Sgt. James Johnston listed Front, an anti-Castro labor or- Vietnamese politician in Saigon ----- ancj tnree raj,js Dy B52 heavy bombers against Communist positions in South Vietnam. Dr. Phan Quang Dan, 48, a Please Turn to Page 6, Coi. 4'- Some Democrats Oppose LB J Bid NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly half of a group of key Democratic leaders either believe their party would be better off with a candidate other than President Johnson in 1968 or are unwilling at present to endorse ganization, said brigade members wear blue shirts, work trousers and a holster with a revolver. "Fidel (Castro) imitated the Chinese in forming the same type of groups as the Red Guards," Fontela said, "The functions are the same - overcome the rebellion of the worker." Castro said in a speech monitored here Dec. 18 that young farm technicians receive military training. He told a graduating class in Havana: "This is a military instruction, that constitutes units for defense of the country." Castro did not men- lion the brigades by name ' hjs renomination the New York A Havana radio broadcast rr,,.____,,:J Times said today. The story from added, however, Washington that few monitored Nov. 14 quoted Martin as listing 761 brigades in Cuba, with more being formed. ,,,,,,, ... , . ,. , The membership was placed at *Tn? �e leading Demo 8,103. Brigades were reported crats in 30 states interviewed by functioning at industrial, farm and other centers. the Times "were rash enough to predict Mr. Johnson would be challenged for the presidential nomination or would lose it if he should be challenged." The story also said in part: . Those questioned included state officials, Democratic state chairmen, members of the , Democratic National Committee and candidates for major office in the last election, both successful and unsuccessful. In the interest of candid answers, they were promised anonymity. Of the group, 43 per cent either said they would prefer a Temperature Contest for Jan- new presidential nominee in uary The entry deadline is this 1968 or dodged the issue, usually Saturday Dec 31 on lne ground that it was too The rules arc simple. Jot down early to tell what might be de-on a postcard (along with your sirable men. name address and telephone m general, support for the number) what you think will be President's candidacy was the coldest temperature reading Wrongest in the Northeastern in Januarv, along with the exact stales and weakest in the South Outguess The Weatherman By Entering Contest "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." You can do something about it by entering The Progress Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 6, Cot. 7 Alabama Man Charged In Slaying of Three Boys Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The bodies of three teen-age boys - two brothers and their friend - have been found. Police have charged a neighbor of the youths with three counts of murder. Vaughn Murphy, 15, his brother, Steve, 13, and Will Binzel, 14, all of nearby Homewood, were last seen Christmas Night as they went to purchase supplies for a holiday camping trip. Their bodies were found Monday. Shelby County Sheriff CP. Walker said David McCarler Jr., 25, also of Momewnod, had been charged with three counts of murder in connection with the deaths. Authorities, who had said earlier the boys apparently were slain by a sex deviate, were non-communicative about the arrest. "It's loo early to release anything concerning the findings as Inside The Progress Classified Ads 12, 13 Hints From Hcloise 16 Comics 15 News From Around World fi Sports ............ l�, 11 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... It Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ....... 16 Today in History ........ H they will have to be studied closely and at length before we can be sure of anything," Asst. State Toxicologist Robert Johnson said following his post-mortem examination. Witnesses said the youths had severe head injuries. Sheriff Walker said it appeared the three were killed at another location and their bodies dumped from a vehicle. Investigators said McCarter was arrested at the home of his parents in Homewood a few blocks from where Ihe three hoys lived. He was convicted recently in Jefferson County ('our! on morals charge and fined $250, authorities said. County Included In Nationwide Meat Consumer Survey A cross section of residents of Clearfield County will be interviewed for a nationwide consumer survey on meat beginning in January for the U. S. Department of Agriculture. The survey is designed to provide an appraisal of meat preferences, attitudes and use. National Analysts, Inc., a Philadelphia research organization, will conduct the personal interviews for the USD A study, sampling some 3000 consumers here and across the nation in a series of quarterly survey-interviews during 1967. USDA officials said the survey results are expected to be of significant value to consumers nationally, as well as to public and private agencies related to the meat industry. time and date you think the read ing will occur. No letlers will be accepted- just postcards. Mail to: Temperature Contest, Newsroom, The Progress, Clearfield. A cash award of $15 will be given for first prize, $10 for second and $5 for third. Entries are limited to one per person and must be received in the newsroom no later than noon Saturday. Decision of the judges will be final. and Midwest. He had some critics in almost every section of the country, however. Fifty-seven per cent of the party leaders favored Johnson's renomination, some of them enthusiastically, others with a combination of loyalty and fatalism. Harrier To Serve On 5 House Committees Rep.-elect Austin M. Harrier of LeContes Mills will be serving on five different committees when the 1967 Pennsylvania General Assembly convenes next month. Mr. Harrier has been named vice chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and was appointed to these other committees: Education (elementary and secondary); Insurance; Mines and Minerals; and Public Utilities. During a previous term in the legislature, he was on 1 lie Mines anil Minerals, and Insurance committees, serving as secretary of the latter. Roll Right In for Some Help Took one phone call to sell these items. That's right. First caller was sold and rolled right in for the buy. You can get action like that too by selling those unwanted items through a low - cost Progress Classified. GIRLS' SHOE ROLLER SKATES: sizes 2V2 and 5'a. Also metal cases. All in excellent condition. $5 each. Call Clearfield 765-58G3 alter 5:00 P. M. 12:15-4d-a(21) To Boy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765-5535 Or Voni Nearest Progress Office. 16
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