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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 16, 1973, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Good Evening The best way for an overworked housewife to have a few minutes to herself at the end of the day is to start doing the dishes. The Progress Weather CLEAR AND MILD ($ Forecast Pag* 6) Vol.67-No, 192 Our 60th Year Clearfield, Curwonsvllle, Philipsburg, AAoshannon Valley, Pa,,   Thursday, August 16, 1973 Copy 15 Cents 16,154 Copies Daily. 28 PAGES TODAY News Highlight Dollar Hits Let Courts Decide in Watergafe- New Highs LONDON (AP)-The U.S. dollar hit new two-month highs today on European foreign exchange markets. Dealers attributed the latest rise to the improvement in the U.S. balance of payments and said President Nixon's Watergate speech apparently had little effect on the market. The dollar was quoted in London at $2.4440 to the pound, up 1.85 cents from Wednesday's close. It opened in Frankfurt at 2.5080 marks, up from 2.4600 at the closing Monday. It was the highest rate since the mark was revalued up on June 29, The dollar rate in Zurich, was 3.0700 Swiss francs, a rise from 3.0125, while in Paris the rate was 4.375 French francs, a gain of seven centimes. The price of gold also rose. The London morning fixing price was $9(5 an ounce, $2 higher than Wednesday's morning fixing and $1.25 above the closing price Wednesday. Cites Watergate Effects WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon has conceded for the first time that the Watergate scandal is sapping confidence in his foreign policy, both at home and abroad. But he said in his address to the American people Wednesday night that he will not let "an obsession with the past destroy our hopes for the future." Specifically, Nixon stressed U.S. interests in Europe and Southeast Asia. He said he intends to press ahead with negotiations to limit U.S. and Soviet strategic nuclear weapons and to reduce American and Russian troop levels in Europe. To Probe Sun's Mysteries SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - The Skylab 2 astronauts planned a record day-long observation of the sun from their orbiting laboratory today. A total of 8V2 hours was set aside in the flight plan to probe mysteries of the sun with a $121.2-million assembly of eight telescopes. Alan L. Bean, Dr. Owen K. Garriott and Jack R. Ijousma each scheduled turns at the telescope console. But Garriott, a solar physicist, was to dominate with a total of about seven hours. No Sign of New Offensive PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Small-scale fighting was reported today on three sides of Phnom Penh. But the Cambodian government said it could detect no sign of a new offensive shaping up against the city despite the U.S. bombing halt. Col. Am Rong, chief spokesman for the Cambodian military command, said refugees from areas held by the insurgents reported they were still trying to make up heavy losses suffered in the final weeks of the American air blitz. "They are regrouping and resupplying, and it could be one or two months before they are ready for a big push," he said. Most of Nation Fair By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fair weather spread over most of the nation today following a night of widely scattered rainfall and lightning which led to the death of one Oklahoma child. Thunderstorms were scattered from the central Plains and southern Plateau to the northern Mississippi Valley and along the Gulf Coast. Showers also dampened the northern and Middle Atlantic coast, where fog restricted visibility. Providence, R. L, was swamped with more than 4 inches of rain during the past 24 hours. Duluth, Minri., basements were flooded Wednesday evening when 2.25 inches of rain poured into that city. Tulsa, Okla., measured 1.66 inches of rain about midnight. Lightning set fire to a mobile home at Jay, Okla., near Tulsa, and to a house near Tahlequah and felled a tree killing one child. Temperatures before dawn ranged from 50 at Eureka, Calif., to 97 at Needles, Calif. Israel Sounds Warning JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel warned the world today that despite condemnation from the U.N. Security Council, it will not let the rules of international law stand in the way of its hunt for Palestinian guerrilla leaders. "We will still get those that advocate the liquidation of Israel and those who continue to engage in murder," Israel's chief of staff, Lt. Gen. David Elazar, said at a military ceremony. "There is no way to get to them within international law, but we have the right of existence and the right of self-defense." Feed Warehouse Destroyed MALVERN, Pa. (AP)-Fire of unknown origin apparently destroyed a feed warehouse here this morning and left this tiny Chester County borough socked in with smoke. The blaze at the Fisher and Son Feed Co. raged for three hours after being reported at shortly after 3 a.m., a fire official said. There were no initial reports of injury. "It looks completely destroyed," said Mrs. Ruth Venditta, who's home is about a block from the blaze. Rustlers At Work CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) - Vigilante groups are springing up in an attempt to stop widespread livestock rustling across West Virginia, and innocent people may be affected, according to state Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass. "Stealing, rustling and illegal slaughtering of livestock have caused the farmers to start taking justice into their own hands," he said in a statement Wednesday. "lam very much afraid that some innocent party might be hurt by these groups." Held in Mass Murders - Seven Philadelphia men the mass-murder here last WASHINGTON (AP) have been indicted in January of five children and two adult members of a Hanafi Moslem sect. The 23-count indictment handed down Wednesday by a District of Columbia grand jury accused each of the seven with premeditated murder, felony murder, armed robbery, assault with intent to kill and armed burglary- Gunmen Halt Rail Traffic BELFAST (AP) - All rail traffic between Belfast and Dublin was halted today after 10 gunmen stopped a freight train on the line near Newry and put two milk churns in the engineer's cab. The churns were thought to contain explosives, and British army demolition experts were called. Meanwhile, the gunmen had fled. WASHINGTON (AP) -Proclaiming anew he was not involved in the Watergate scandal, President Nixon has appealed to the nation to let !he courts decide the guilt or innocence of individuals involved. "The time has come to turn Watergate over to the courts where the questions of guilty or innocence belong", Nixon said, "The time has come for the rest of us to get on with the urgent business of the nation." Nixon accepted full responsibility for the actions the my the of his aides "because abuses occurred during administration and in campaign for my reelection." He also defended his decision not to turn over presidential tape recordings to the special Watergate prosecutor or Senate Committee. But he said the Senate-Watergate committee had failed to disclose "the slightestevidence...thal I had any knowledge of the planning for the Watergate break-in." Nixon's    nationwide television and radio speech and accompanying statement defended his efforts to learn the truth about. Watergate- the facts of which the President said, he did not learn until March 21 this year. He concluded with a plea to "not stay so mired in Watergate that we � fail to respond to challenges of surpassing importance to America and the world." Nixon's long-awaited statement did not offer rebuttal Watergate questions. "It has not been my intention to attempt any such comprehensive and detailed response," Nixon explained. Sen. Barry Goldwater. Il-Ariz,, commented that the president's address "did not add anything to his other speeches that would tend to divert, suspicion from him." But Goldwater said he supports the President in his appeal for Americans to recognize dangers to the country and the world. George Bush, chairman of the Republican National Committee, called the speech Lawrence Supervisors Plan Special Session on Zoning Regulations With the urging of citizens, Lawrence Township supervisors decided last night to hold a special meeting with the township planning commission for the purpose of moving ahead with zoning regulations. The action was touched off by remarks by William Wighaman, a resident of the Country Club Hills area, who noted that proposed ordinances were submitted to the supervisors in June, '72, but no action taken. He asked that the supervisors do something as soon as possible to adopt zoning in the township. Asbury W. Lee IV, of the Concerned Citizens Committee, concurred with this. "I think zoning has got to be brought to a head," he said. He noted that the township is expanding and zoning is needed not only in the Country Club Hills area where he resides, but in other sections. He mentioned, in particular, the area around the Wolf Run Interchange where development is moving at a fast pace. In addition to the zoning Optimism Replaces Concern Following Airport Hearing Roy Clark, president of Clark Aviation, explained that he plans to drop the Pittsburgh service from University Park but continue trips to Washington and Harrisburg. He pointed out, however, that if his company found it un-economical to operate flights from both airports, it could become necessary to discontinue air service at the Penn State facility. However, he said he has no such plans at this time. Mr. Clark said he did not think it would be an inconvenience for State College area residents to travel to Mid-State to board a flight and noted that landing facilities at Mid-State are more adequate with the recent installation of an instrument landing system. Perhaps the whole matter would not have come up if Clark had not termed Mid- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 By DAVE JOHNSTON Progress Staff Writer BELLEFONTE - At a public hearing with the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission yesterday, the concern over a change in priority of Mid-State Airport and University Park Airport arose once again. But this time "the shoe was on the other foot." In past conversations about the two airports, it had been thought by Philipsburg area persons'that service at'Mid--State Airport would be gradually phased out and shifted to University Park. However, during yesterday's hearing, The Pennsylvania State University was told that it was its airport that could eventually be excluded from commercial air service, although present plans call for operations there to continue. The hearing was to explain the procedures to be used if applications by Allegheny Airlines and Clark Aviation Corp. to replace larger aircraft with commuter planes at Mid-State are approved. But that was not the main concern of Penn State officials. Clark Aviation Corp. plans to operate six daily round trip flights to Pittsburgh from Mid-State while scheduling three round trips to Harrisburg  and   two   to Merchants Plan Convention Sale PHILIPSBURG - The Philipsburg Aggressive Merchants Association is conducting a sidewalk sale Friday in honor of the 81st annual convention of the Central District Firemen's convention. The sale will last from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.      . Stores participating are: The A and R Department Store, Best Jewelers, Inc., Brown's Boot Shop, Cowdrick's Drug Store, Fabric and Alteration Shop, Goldberg's, Hall's, Hollis and Kephart Clothiers, Irwin Stationery Store, The Little Shoppe, McCrory's; O'Brien's Jewelry and Gifts, Grant City, Rosselli's Music Center, Shugarts Shoes Inc., Silco Stores Inc., the Uniform Shop, Western Auto Associate Store, Widmann's, Wolf Furniture Co., and Ziff's - Ziff's Youngland. Inside the Progress  ^3^N^        ' 111 Abby ...................21  f"' 'S'C5S. 1 h'i aZ2Z~-:::::::::::2'.1 ' SMttH/Mmmm Ml m* Classified Ads . . 22, 23, 24, 25 ,  .   >AW^P^mmmWmSmS^^^^mm^'       ' Comics..................27  ,.. , .^m^l^^UMjmmi^^ " Editorial. Columns.........4 ,/ -         - ���*� Fair Wlnnors . . 16, 17, 20, 25 Hints From Holoise ........7 Hospital News.........6,] 5 ^^^^T/iTf^ More Political Nows ......20 "-*-r"**t-      '   � School Nows.............25 YOUNGSTF.KS silhouetted auainst the sky are shown on Sports...............18, 19 ono ot 11 hi nunihei ot iklos (hot aie a part of the carnival at Social Nows .............28 Grant City I'lct/ci. I'hilipshui q, in conjunction with the Ulst State Nows..............16 annual Control Distiict I'iiemeu's Convention, the licit"., Washington, D.C. Clark currently operates from University Park with daily flights to Harrisburg and Washington and one flight a week to Pittsburgh. Convention Opens In Philipsburg -PHILIPSBURG -Firemen from 19 counties and 220 fire companies throughout Central Pennsylvania began arriving in Philipsburg today for the Central District Volunteer Firemen's Convention which will continue through Saturday. Today's activities at the 81st annual convention include registration from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Hope Fire Hall. The past presidents banquet will be held at 5 p.m. while the Board of Control meeting starts at 8 p.m. at the Elk's Club. Registration Friday begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 6 p.m. The convention opening and memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. at the Rowland Theatre and the annual business meeting begins at 1 p.m., also at the Rowland. A banquet for the queen candidates is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Elk's Club while the queen contest will be held at 7 p.m. at the Philipsburg -Osceola Area High School. A comedy parade will get underway at 9 p.m. The convention carnival moves into its third day today with rides, games and concessions continuing through Saturday. Hope Fire Co. officials say a large crowd attended the carnival last night. regulations, Mr. Lee inquired concerning the status of a new subdivision ordinance. Supervisor Walter Haversack said he agreed with the citizens that something "should be done about zoning". On his suggestion, his colleagues, Supervisors Francis Rumsky and Kenneth Graham agreed to personally call planning commission members and ask for a special meeting. "We have already submitted the new proposed subdivision ordinance to the planning commission for review - and we can ask them at this special meeting their opinion of it," Mr. Haversack explained. Mr. Lee had noted that it is his understanding that the next step toward adoption of zoning regulations is a public hearing conducted by the supervisors. "I think you need to get public reaction to zoning," he said. Supervisor Haversack was in complete agreement. He said public reaction at such a Please Turn to Page 1Q, Col. 4 Hearing Continued A court hearing on a petition to transfer Newburg Borough from the Purchase Line School District to the Harmony School District has been continued until September 19. The hearing was originally set for this morning but was continued at the request of the Harmony Schools. "credible and very reasonable." He said he is convinced the American people want the country freed "from the Watergate obsession." His counterpart, Robert Strauss of the Democratic National Committee, said the President "neither added nor subtracted anything from where we were before he went on the air." Nixon reaffirmed the stand his lawyers have taken in federal court-that by releasing tape recordings made of conversations in his office and on his telephone "the confidentiality of the office of the President would always be suspect. "That is why I shall continue to oppose efforts which would set a precedent that would cripple all future presidents by inhibiting conversations between them and those they look to for advice," he said. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, a member of the Senate committee, said lie was disappointed with the statement and bothered by the President's remarks that the committee was absorbed in implicating Nixon. "I believe the contrary to be true," Inouye said. "Never have we as a panel or as individuals ever suggested that the President was aware of or involved in the break-in." Nixon deplored the abuses in the 1972 campaign, but said a few overzealous people should not be permitted "to tar the reputation of the millions of dedicated Americans who fought hard but clean for the candidates of their choice in 1972." He pledged to do all he could to ensure one of the results of Watergate "is a new level of political decency anti integrity in America." Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Survey Shows Apathy To President's Talk Importance of Voting Stressed at Corn Boil HOUTZDALE - "There's no such thing as an off - year election," State Rep. George Gekas of Dauphin County, told the crowd of 250 Republicans at the annual Moshannon Valley Corn Boil here last night. Rep. Gekas cited Clearfield County in particular, where, he pointed out, a judgeship is at stake. He also cited incidences from other areas and urged everyone to vote in every election. He also spoke of his work as vice chairman of the Law and Justice Committee in the House and its efforts to restore capital punishment for certain crimes. Guests present included James Naddeo, Clearfield County GOP chairman; county officials Cecil Burns, register and recorder; Elizabeth Caskey, treasurer; Archie Hill, prothonotary; Robert Kurtz Jr., state committeeman; Congressman Albert Johnson and Rep. Austin M. Harrier. Candidates in attendance were John K. Reilly Jr., seeking the county judgeship; John Anderson, sheriff; Julia Leonard, controller and Ronald Bodle, prothonotary. By PAUL FREDERICK Special Assignment Writer President Nixon made an important speech on the Watergate affair last night, but apparently residents of Clearfield County Moshannon Valley weren't watching. The Progress conducted a survey of area residents this morning, and found that people paid considerably more attention to the Pirates or to the movies than to the President's pronouncements on the Watergate scandal. The survey was conducted by telephone, with 10 numbers being picked at random from the Clearfield exchange, 10 more from the Cur wens ville area, and five from Philipsburg. The box score was: Clearfield, two of 10 watched the President, Curwensville - four of 10; and Philipsburg - two of five. It seems evident from this that most people were either unconcerned about the Colavecchi Opens law Office At Clearfield Joseph Colavecchi announced today the opening of his office for the general practice of law in the MA-JIK Market building, 2 East Market Street, Clearfield, opposite the Clearfield Middle School, West Building. Mr. Colavecchi, who is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Clearfield County Bar Association, was admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1959. He was formerly executive vice - president, trust officer and director of the Clearfield Bank and Trust Company and most recently was vice-president of Southeast Everglades Bank of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Colavecchi and his wife, the former Joan Natoli, of Clearfield and their two sons and daughter live at 320 West Market Street, Clearfield. speech and about the Watergate affair, didn't know about the speech, or were busy doing other things. Two men said they preferred to listen to the baseball game, an elderly couple went to church in the middle of the speech, and several said they switched channels when they learned of the speech. Of those that had seen the President, the score was: five believed him, two did not and one was reserving judgment. One person was amazingly emphatic in her support of the President. "I have all the confidence in the world in Nixon," she said, "and if there was a cover-up, he didn't know about it." Another said that he mentally compared the Nixon speech with the testimony given earlier in the Watergate hearings by John Dean. He'felt that the Nixon speech was more believable than the Dean testimony. Nevertheless, the whole affair was still a bit of a mystery to him. He felt that the Nixon speech was not a cover-up, and believed that the courts should eventually decide the whole issue. "I think the investigation has gone on long enough," he said, "and now it should be discontinued." One erudite lady felt thai the press had blown the whole affair out of proportion, that all this was not nearly as important as it has been made out to be. She too watched the hearings, but still has not been able to reach a conclusion. "I believe the President 100 per cent, Please Turn to Page 10. Col. 7 will conlinui! all week \ Saturday us their bio, day then ci paiadc. ile firemen are pointing to first a business meeting and Two Are Named Directors Of Historical Group Directors of the Clearfield County Historical Society last night elected two persons to fill unexpired terms on the board and set Thursday, Oct. 25, as the date for the society's' annual dinner meeting. Mrs. Dolores M. Howies and Robert Allison were elected to fill board vacancies created by the death of Joseph A. Dague Sr., and the resignation of Miss Lola M. McLaughlin of Rockton. The Oct. 25 dinner meeting will be held in Trinity United Methodist Parish House. The meeting was in charge of William W. Strange, president. Reminder Given Hospital Visitors Clearfield Hospital officials today issued another reminder that children are not permitted in lounges of the patient floors. They should instead wait in the first floor lobby, near the Snack Bar and Gilt Shop, and in the case of younger children, be accompanied by a responsible adult. No children under 15 are allowed on any portion of the patient floors. Children accompanying parents or relatives to the hospital during visiting hours, must ai all times remain in the first floor lobby. 79   

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