Clearfield Progress, December 28, 1966

Clearfield Progress

December 28, 1966

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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 28, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Don't worry if you start losing your memory. Just forget about it. Reader's Tip A look at 1968 is taken in 'Our Opinion' on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 304 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, December 28, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY At Philipsburg. Granville Heads School Board PHILIPSBURG - Robert R. Granville of Chester Hill was elected president of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School Board at a special meeting held last night in the senior high school. Mr. Granville succeeds Edgar H. Wilson of West Decatur. A resolution was adopted by the directors thanking Mr. Wilson for his long years of meritorious and devoted service.----� 89 Slain in Two Days... Viets Hit Reds in Delta Harold W. Keller of Deealur Township was elected vice president of the board to succeed Donald W. Bordas of Wallaceton. In a third change, Attorney Nevin B. Gilpatrick was elected solicitor for the district, succeeding David L. Baird. Lew Gilham of South Philipsburg was elected to a five-year term on the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School Authority to succeed Jobe Simcox, also of South Philipsburg, whose term had expired. The balance of the short meeting was devoted to a discussion of delinquent wage taxes and the forced collection of those taxes. J. W. Nicholson of the Pennsylvania Municipal Services of Pittsburgh discussed these matters with the directors and answered their questions. 12 In Die Fiery By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) - Thousands of South Vietnamese troops fanned out across canal-laced rice fields deep in the Mekong Delta today and reported killing 89 Viet Cong in two days. The large-scale search-and-destroy operation was launched Tuesday by ground troops, helicopter-borne units and the Vietnam war's first combat parachute jump in at least two years. The multiregiment force of Vietnamese infantrymen, paratroopers, armored cavalrymen and Popular Force units descended on a Viet Cong stronghold in Chuong Thien Province 126 miles west-southwest of Saigon. American troops reportedly will be deployed in parts of the delta in the near future. Official secrecy veiled the exact number of troops involved, but the description of the force as multiregimental led to estimates ranging from 3,000 up. Authorized strength of a Vietnamese regiment under normal conditions is 1,500 men. The paratroopers jumped from 33 planes - 13 U.S. Air Force transports and 20 C47s of the South Vietnamese air force. Vietnamese headquarters said the paratroopers ran into no opposition when they jumped. Spokesmen declined to say if any of the jumpers were injured. In a previous large-scale jump in April 1964, 40 per cent of the paratroopers were injured in jumping. A Vietnamese spokesman said government forces killed 29 Viet Cong in the opening phases of the operation and by late today the enemy dead had risen to 89, with two prisoners taken and 48 weapons seized. Vietnamese casualties were termed "very light." The spokesman said a government infantry battalion reported contact this afternoon with a Viet Cong force of unknown size. The outcome of the contact was not known at last reports. The government sweep in the delta was the largest operation reported by the Vietnamese and American military commands. U.S. headquarters listed only small, scattered skirmishes. In the air war, long-range B52 bombers made two raids on targets in South Vietnam today. One formation of the heavy bombers struck at a Communist base camp and suspected troop concentration 15 miles west-northwest of the northern city of Hue. Another wave hammered an enemy supply and training area 24 miles southwest of the central coastal city of Tuy Hoa. U.S. air strikes against North Vietnam were hampered again Tuesday by bad weather, U.S. spokesman said, and American jet pilots flew only 54 strike missions, or about 150 individual sorties. Most of the.strikes hit at highways in the Dien Bien Phu area, in the western part of North Vietnam, and at storage areas and rail yards in the southern section of the country, the spokesman said, American fliers also pounded Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Two Sentenced To Workhouse In Plea Court Two of 18 defendants appearing for sentencing at yesterday afternoon's monthly session of Clearfield County Plea and Sentencing Court were sent to the Allegheny County Workhouse. Five others were returned to the Clearfield County Jail to begin terms ranging from 15 days to two years. Andrew Sherkosky Jr. of 547 West Long Ave., and William Neidrich, both of DuBois, were shipped off to the workhouse. Sentencing in both these cases had been postponed until the defendants could undergo mental examinations and a study made of their cases. Judge John A. Cherry sentenced Sherkosky to one to two years in the workhouse and fined him $1 for forgery, passing worthless checks and being an accessory before and after the fact. All the checks were passed in the DuBois area. Sherkosky was also pleading guilty to failure to support a bastard child and to fornication and bastardy. The charges involved two children born to the same girl. The defendant was ordered to Crash Passenger Train Smashes Stalled Fuel Oil Truck By WILLIAM F. NICHOLSON EVERETT, Mass. (AP) - A Boston & Maine one-car diesel passenger train smashed into a fuel oil truck stalled with frozen brakes on a street crossing early today. Twelve persons died as flames engulfed the train and the truck. Officials said there may have been up to 35 persons aboard the train. No definite check was available on the number aboard the local run. Chelsea Fire Chief Herbert Folhergill said most of the victims were trapped in the train for 20 minutes until the fire was put out. He said firemen used their bare hands to extricate the passengers. A fireman said one door was blocked "because there was a body lying on the other side." Policeman Ralph DeVito said he and officer George Stewart "tried breaking the windows with our night sticks but that wouldn't work. We couldn't open the door because there was this guy trying to get out the door with his head stuck through the window. "We-pushed him away but then there was so much smoke we couldn't see." Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston said it received REVIEWS FOUR YEARS AS GOVERNOR - Pennsylvania Governor William W. Scranton is in deep thought at left as he ponders a newsman's question and answers it at right during a news conference in his State Capi- tol office at Harrisburg. The Governor reviewed with newsmen his four years as Governor of Pennsylvania. (AP Wirephoto) Sees Bigger Burden for Business... Scranton Looks at Taxes Moving This V/ay... Severe Weather Posted for Area Severe weather warnings were posted for' the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area today as a major storm system packing a variety of precipitation edged into wesWrt Pennsylvania. Rain, snow, sleet or freezing rain - any or all of these) loomed a possibility for many areas in the western hatf of the Commonwealth with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark. - � Meanwhile, state highway |\ � * | crews braced for an expected II* JjAlllf In four to seven-inch snowfall. A NJU f Villi HI special advisory received by the highway maintenance division � � /*� at Hyde said the storm would Usifl I h^llflAC hit the district early this after- |\QIU VllQUMvJf noon. 'i There was a possibility, the advisory said, that the snow would change or become mixed with freezing rain or sleet later in the day, then turn to snow again tonight. Elsewhere, a foot of snow was reported in parts of Kansas but the Weather Bureau said snow had ended in southwestern Kansas and Oklahoma and was expected to end today in eastern Kansas and western Missouri and taper off in Nebraska. Up to 10 inches of snow blanketed parts of Nebraska and 8 inches covered areas in western Missouri. Heavy snow warnings were in rfs'lhr'oTh nfth-CenNrai "r Sary XtaT. vlTSctS Sas through eastern Nebraska ' a... WASHINGTON (AP) - Top-level U.S. sources say there is no point in changing U.S. bombing policies in North Vietnam despite controversy surrounding a Pentagon admission that some civilians have been hit. The officials said it is necessary to bomb military targets in order to raise the price to North Vietnam of aggression against South Vietnam and to save lives of Americans and others fighting the Communists. The Pentagon acknowledged Monday night that attacks on Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 8, Col.. 7 John F. Beard Named Head Of Keystone Forest CURWENSVILLE - John F. Beard of Curwensville is the new Grand Tall Cedar of the Keystone Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He and the other newly-elected officers were installed at a recent meeting by District Deputy Supreme Tall Cedar James J. Gray of New Bloomfield. The other officers include: Ray Cleaver, Clearfield, Senior Deputy Grand Tall Cedar; Robert I. Weber, DuBois, Junior Deputy Grand Tall Cedar; Charles B. Risbell. Clearfield PGTC. treasurer; H. R. Pcar-s6n, Clearfield, PGTC, scribe; and Thomas W. Heil, Irvona, trustee for a three-year term. Both Mr. Rishell and Mr. Pearson were reelected. Following the installation Grand Tall Cedar Beard made the following appointments: Walter W. Johnston, Clearfield, chaplin; John J. Hoover, Clearfield, Chief Sidonian; Carl E. Heil, Coalport, PGTC, preceptor; John W. Allison, Clearfield, PGTC, assistant pre- Two Injured In Philipsburg Traffic Mishap Two women were injured, neither seriously, in a traffic accident at Philipsburg this morning. It was one of seven investigated by police in the Clearfield Gounty-Moshannon Valley area since yesterday morning. No one was injured in any of the four traffic accidents reported yesterday in the Clearfield area. State police this morning could furnish details on only one of the two-car collisions. It occurred at 12:15 p. m. Tuesday on Route 153 about one-tenth of a mile north of Clearfield. The police said Benny Fabino, 47, of Ridgway, driving a Ridg-way Wholesale Company truck, pulled across the highway from a parking lot. As he did his truck hit the left rear of a northbound car driven by Harry W. Brocious, 43. of 616 Williams St., Clearfield. Only minor damage was reported by the police. It was esti- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Scranton took a hard look at Pennsylvania's tax structure recently and said the day was coming when business, particularly public utilities, would have to assume a bigger share of the tax burden. The occasion was an hour and one-half news conference Scranton held with a dozen Capitol Hill newsmen prior to leaving Harrisburg on his Christmas vacation. "If you need additional taxes in Pennsylvania," he said in response to a question, "I think that corporations are going to have to take more of a. share of them than they presently are." Scranton was asked what he thought of the present tax ratio, which had the consumer carrying 60 per cent of the tax load and business only 22 or 23 per cent. The governor replied that he felt the "tax take per person or per family" in the Commonwealth "is fair to the average consumer," saying that it is "not out of line in comparison with other states." But, recalling the recent gubernatorial election he conceded Democratic candidate Milton Shapp "had a point" about the low taxes paid by the public utilities in this state. "The public utilities, in my opinion, do not now pay their fair share of taxes, but he built it up way out of proportion as to what the fact is," Scranton said. "The only major tax they pay is a gross receipts tax, which amounts to $33 million a year. Now I think that they sas through eastern Nebraska, much of Iowa, southeastern Minnesota, extreme southern Wisconsin, northern sections of Illinois and Indiana and south- Please Turn to Page 8, Co). 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ....... 16, 17 Hints From Heloise .... 20 Comics ................ 19 News From Around World 2 Sports ............... 12, 13 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... 16 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............. 20 Today in History ........ 4 Hello World ............ 16 County Youths Enthused With U.S. Job Corps By JEAN NATOLI Progress Staff Writer What does the future hold for you? A chance to earn a decent wage at a worth-while place of employment? Or will you - because of lack of training - find the door of opportunity closed? If you are between 16 and 21 years of age, a high school graduate or a drop-out unable to find work, the Job Corps could be the answer. Enthusiasm with their newfound role in society was demonstrated yesterday by three Clearfield County youths-two of them home on Christmas leave from the corps and the other finished with his training and now looking forward to employ- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Cleariielders Get IBJ Card A Christmas card - from one family of Johnsons to another- was received at the Clearfield Post Office yesterday and made history in the process. The holiday card, signed by President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, was received by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson of Clearfield R. D. 3 and was the first piece of presidential mail handled by the Clearfield post office this season. The greeting from the Clearfield Johnsons was the result of an impulse on the part of Mrs. Johnson. While watching the "Today" show on television one morning, she heard the re- Winners Listed In Two Area lighting Contests Prize winners in the annual holiday home decoratjng contests at Clearfield and Curwensville were announced today with top awards going to Roy C. McCloskey, 821 Martin St., Clear. HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - Three of the area's Job Corps trainees pose with family members during yesterday's holiday get-together in the office of Community Action in Clearfield County Inc. Job Corps members, seated from left, are Thomas L. West, Ronald E. Read and Jesse Rothrock. In the back row, left to right, are Mr. and Mrs. Ralph West, Mrs. Arden Read, and Mr. and Mrs. Burton Rothrock. Precipitation changing to rain and then to snow tonight. Low 27 to 35. Cloudy and cooler Thursday with occasional light snow. Sunrise 7:36-Sunset 4:52 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 5.35 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.35 feet (stationary). Snow cover - 5 inches. Clearfield Weather Tuesday high 26, low 10, overnight low 10. Mid  State Airport Tuesday high 22, low 9, overnight low zero. Five  Day Forecast For Dec. 29-Jan. 2: Temperatures will average near seasonal norms, turning colder Thursday but warming by the end of the week. Precipitation will average one-half to three-fourths inches (water equivalent) as almost daily snow flurries and more general snowfall about the end of the week and early next week. civilian casualties but said "it is impossible to avoid all damage" to residential areas dotted with military targets. The Pentagon response was to a story by Harrison E. Salisbury, an assistant managing editor of the New York Times, who reported from North Vietnam that he saw "block after block of utter desolation" on one town and learned of 89 civilian deaths in.another. .. The implicit declaration by the U.S. officials that there is no review of bombipg policy pending appeared certain to be chat-, lenged soon after Congress con-' venes Jan. 10, Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Train Derails SANDY RIDGE - Seven cars of a Pennsylvania Railroad five-unit diesel hauling 30 hopper cars loaded with coal were derailed near the former' Retort brickyard at Sandy Ridge at 1:45 a. m. today. Osceola Mills Yardmaster George Tingle reported that no personal injuries were sustained in the mishap which flipped five of the seven hopper cars onto their sides. Estimating that seven to eight railroad car lengths of track were ripped up, the yardmaster said that a wrecking crew from the Osceola Mills Yards is working at the scene. He said the tracks should be cleared by 6 p. m. today. Mr. Tingle said that the cause of the derailment is still not known and that no estimate has been made of damage. C. E. Deihl of Bellwood was engineer of the train which was traveling from Osceola Mills to Tyrone. mark that "you had to be somebody important to get a Christmas card from the President of the United States." So she addressed one of her field, and Stanley Allison,'Chest greeting cards, bearing the pic- nut street, Curwensville. The McCloskeys will receive first prize of $50 in the Clearfield contest sponsored by Style-line Upholstery while the Allisons won a $25 first award in the Lions Club-sponsored contest at Curwensville. Other cash award winners at Clearfield were George Hill and Chester Ross of Mt. Joy Road, $35 second place; R. K. Karns, Year in Review - Part I... ture of a winter scene photographed by her near their Goshen home, and mailed it to the White 'House. The sending of the card was tempprarily. forgotten in the holiday r\ish. But the reply from the Washington, D. C. Johnsons, bearing the presidential seal embossed in gold, both surprised and delighted her-even though, in her own words, she is a "staunch Republican." Court Trials Took 66 Headlines It was a year of court trials for murder and manslaughter in Clearfield County and the Moshannon Valley, beginning with a State Supreme Court decision reducing the death sentence of a DuBois man to life imprisonment. But 1966 had its more pleasant aspects too during the first four months, with such news as plans school and expansion of the Philipsburg State General Hospital claiming headlines in January. Depending upon what you had to do outside there was good news or bad in one of the worst Winter storms in decades. It continued to be a snowy winter, much to the delight of youngsters. And as it ended the rains came, thus giving the new Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 for a new county technical Curwensville Dam its first real test of holding back what could have been damaging flood waters. The area surged ahead during these months with plans announced for new industries, a shopping center, industrial campaigns and a county beautifica-tion committee. But there was sadness too with the Vietnam war being brought close to home after the death there of a Patchinville Marine, with a number of fires in which families lost their homes, and with a charge of murder filed against another DuBois man. Jan. 1 - Edward H. Force, 20, of Grassflat, a Navy petty officer and Viet Nam veteran, is killed at Milton, Fla., when his parachute fails to open during a jump. Jan. 3 - Arthur B. Schirmer printing shop at Curwensville is destroyed in a $70,000 blaze. Jan. 4 - Pennsylvania's Supreme Court reduces from death to life imprisonment the penalty imposed on 26-year-old Kenneth Aljoe of DuBois R, D, for the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old neighbor, Eugene Con-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 ;