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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 2, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Toda/s Chuckle .Time may be a great healer, but it certainly is no beauty operator. The Progress Readar's Tip Our readers write . . . and send a picture. See Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 78 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Mosfiannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, April 2, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Resumption of Rail Service Neors Marines Look For Viet Cong 581 Operations Turn Up Ortly Handful of Foe By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Two U.S. Marine divisions working out of Da Nang and Chu Lai broke up into numerous small units today in a new search for the elusive Viet Cong and reported that 581 various operations turned up only a handful of the enemy. The Leathernecks conducted patrols, laid ambushes, set up listening posts, scdut, sniper and search and destroy missions in the central coastal plains once bristling with bands of Viet Cong. They killed eight Viet Cong, captured two' and got two weapons. Eight sampans were sunk. The experience of the Marines was duplicated by the U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, Division in a two-brigade search for a North Vietnamese regiment which put up a stiff fight in the Chu Phong mountains along the Cambodian border. But now the enemy regiment apparently has chosen to fade away. The only contact made today was a flash fight with a platoon. Associated Press photographer Rick Mcrron reported one company of the Air Cavalry ran into the platoon at 1 p.m. only about 100 yards from the spot where the troopers killed more than 100 of the enemy Wednesday. The firefight was brisk but brief. Nine Viet Cong were killed. The 2nd Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division scouring 25 miles northwest of Saigon also failed to uncover any major Viet Cong units. But it had minor contact today when an enemy gi^enade attack was launched from ambush. The infantry retorted in kind, killing two Viet Cong, and capturing a Chinese Communist carbine, four U.S. hand grenades and documents. The infantry also counted two dead Viet Cong snipers during Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Improvement Noted In Pastor's Condition GRAMPIAN-The Rev. Douglas Hine-Butler of Grampian who suffered severe head injuries in a traffic accident March 12, is reported improved Physicians at the Presbyterian Hospital at Pittsburgh said that although he has improved some he is still not completely out of the coma in which he has been in since the accident. The Rev. Mr. Butler suffered a heart attack seconds before his car crashed into a tractor-trailer at Luthersburg. , �-� � WINTER'S STILL AROUND - Die-hard Old Man Winter played a return engagement in the Clearfield Counly-Moshannon Valley area during the night and left up to two inches of snow in some sections of the district. In this scene White Oaks Farm, Clearfield R. D., is framed by pasture fence. (Progress Photo) 10,000 March at Da Nang... Viet Nam Criticize Demonstrators Saigon, U. S. By GEORGE ESPER DA NANG, South Viet Nam (AP) - Some 10,000 demonstrators, including a number of uniformed South Vietnamese soldiers, paraded through the streets of Da Nang today, carrying signs criticizing the Saigon government and the United Stales. Smaller demonstrations were held in Hue and Saigon. A group of Boy Scouts at Da Nang carried a sign reading: "Down with the Americans' attempt of objecting to the forming of a Vietnamese National Assembly." Other marchers included Buddhist monks and nuns and about 2,000 South Vietnamese soldiers, sailors and officers up to the rank of major. In Saigon, medical students held a clamorous anligovern-ment meeting where speakers criticized the conduct of Anien-can soldiers in the city. In the old imperial capital of Hue, 50 miles north of Da Nang, 3,000 persons demonstrated for a return to civilian government through national elections. The demonstrations were similar to others held recently throughout the country. All the demonstrations have Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 2 Clearfield Street Project Under Way Clearfield borough crews are engaged in widening Cemetery Road to 30 feet to help elimin ate dangerous driving conditions. The embankment side of the road from Market Street is being cleared and leveled to add an additional 10 feet to the street. Borough Council had received Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Snow flurries ending with partial clearing tonight,, low 25 to 34. Sunday increasing cloudiness and a little warmer with rain likely by evening. Sunrise 5:53-Sunset 6:39 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 4.55 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 4.55 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Friday low 33; High 50. Overnight low 36. Precipitation .18 inches (trace of snow). Mid - State Airport Friday low 31; High 51. Overnight low 30. Ivideiice Weighed In Century's New 'MonlieY Trial' By BILL SIMMONS LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -Chancellor Murray Reed weighed evidence today for his declaratory judgment in the century's second "monkey trial." Bolh sides said they would appeal, first to the State Supreme Court and then the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary. Reed gave opposing sides 40 days in which to file additional information and replies to Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Hyde Easter Egg Hunt Set April 9 The Hyde Volunteer Fire Co. v/ill sponsor an Easter Egg hunt next Saturday afternoon for youngsters of the community to age 10. The firemen will assist with the hunt to be held at the ball diamond. Three areas will be roped off for those children up to four, up to seven and up to 10 years of age. A variety of prizes will be awarded during the hunt, a spokesman for the company said. Three Cars Damaged In Accident Near Clearfield Today A skidding car crashed into a parked car and another vehicle early this morning on Route 153 about a half mile outside of Clearfield causing some $1,250 damage. No one was injured in the collision at 12:20 a. m. Slate police reported a car driven by Theron Lawhead, 43, of Clearfield R. D. 2, started to make a right turn into a parking lot. Eugene C. Kelley, ,24, of 311 Ogden Ave., Clearfield, M^as approaching the Lawhead car when he saw it start the turn. He applied hia brakes and his car went into a skid on the wet highway, struck a parked car Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Hints From Heloise ... 12 Comics ......11 News From Around World 10 Sports ............... 6, 7 Obituaries .............. 10 Hospital News ........ 3, 9 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ........ 12 Today in History ........ 4 School News ............ 2 Church News ............ 5 Hello World .............. 9 Youth's