Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 7, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle She's the picture of her father and the sound track of her mother. TheProgress Reader's Tip start of major league season ncars. Turn to Page 15. Vol. 60 J- No. 82 Our 56fh Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, April 7, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Demonstrators Gather in Saigon %mw U. S. OtUcers Say: Viet Crisis Erupted Just As Battle Tide Turned By JOHN T. SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)-Viet N senior American military officials felt the ti "If things continue to go as they hav said, summing up the feeling of the Ameri The Allied troops have taken the ini namese troops. Massive American firepow No One Injured... Doctor Surrenders At Roar'mg Spring ROARING SPRING, Pa. (AP) - The drama of a country doctor defying police arrest was over todoy without a shot fired. He surrendered quietly. For nearly 48 hours, heavily armed Dr. Patrick M. Boccagno, 34, refused to budge from his Roaring Spring farmhouse. Police said he threatened to shoot any officer who tried to get in. Wednesday, the doctor softened and permitted a state trooper to enter. After a heart-to-heart talk, he surrendered without a struggle. -- Today, Boccagno was in Hoi- b^, � ' a^i � Bigler Dhyer Injured in Car, Truck Crash A 19-ycar-old Bigler driver was injured early today when she lost control of her car and slammed backside into an oncoming tractor-trailer at the blinker light near Woodland. Admitted to the Clearfield Hospital in fair condition was Sharon L. Dixon who suffered injuries to her head and left shoulder and abrasions of both knees. ...w...,^.--. lidaysburg State Hospital under observation. His four children, who were with him in the house throughout the long wait, were back with their mother, Elizabeth, 28. A constable went to the farmhouse Monday night to serve Boccagno with a surety of the peace warrant filed by his wife. Boccagno turned back the constable and also state police who came later. Officers retreated and decided to wait it out. The end came after a neighbor John Thompson, got into contact with the doctor on a civilian band radio. Both men had gets in their homes. On the radio, Boccagno agreed to talk with a state trooper inside the farmhouse. , TroopecWalter Janusky, unarmed, went to the house, and Boccagno met him at the door, also unarmed. Thompson said Janusky "convinced Boccagno he should get out (of the situation) before he gets in deeper." Then a state police detective entered the house. A short time later, all three men walked out. Police said they found two shotguns, three rifles, two pistols and a German army knife on a table in the farmhouse. Boccagno, a general practitioner, was taken to a justice of the peace office and arraigned on charges of surety of the Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 2 Fire Police Schedule Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Chester Hill CHESTER HILL - The fifth annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Chester Hill Fire Police Patrol will be held Easter Sunday at 2 p. ni. on Sunny Slope, at the upper end of Chester Hill. Roy D. Wilson, fire police chief, announced last night at a meeting of the Chester Hill Hose Company that 1,000 colored eggs will be hidden by patrol members. The egg hunt is open to the general public and has in past years been attended by huge crowds. Seventh-five prizes will be awarded. There will be three large chocolate Easter eggs given as grand prizes and .72 smaller^ chocolate eggs as the other prizes. The egg hunt will be held on the housing development tract owned by the B B Construction Co. During last night's regular meeting of the hose company, Harold Harris. Erick McKay, Lyle Fowler and Chief George Callahan were elected delegates to the Clearfield County Volun- Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 1 (See Picture Page 10) The truck driver, Edward E. Dooley, 46, of Sunbury, escaped injury but damage to his 1965 model rig was estimated at $4,500. The car was demolished in the mishap, which occurred on Route 322 about .1:40 a.m. According to Stale Police from the Clearfield substation, the two were traveling in opposite directions when Miss Dixon lost control, turned halfway around on the highway and skidded backwards into the rig. Traffic was tied up for some two hours until "the wreckage could be removed from the highway. For a while traffic was rerouted through Woodland, police said. WHEELER am's latest government crisis erupted just as de of battle had begun to turn in their favor, e in the field, we're in," one U. S. officer can command. 'iativa from the Viet Cong and North Viet-er, constant bombing and relentless pressure on Community strongholds have produced impressive results. Some senior sources concede the picture isn't quite as bright as the daily announcements make it appear. Two of the most quoted statistics are enemy bodies counted and the number of Viet Cong defectors. One senior official said he automatically cuts body count figures in half. Another says the current rate of more than 2,000 defectors a month includes a large number of refugees and a high percentage of persons in the fringe of the Communist movement. The number of hardcore fighting troops crossing over lo the government side is considered small. During past political upheavals, U. S. sources figured that the war was set back six months or more following the collapse of a regime. If Ky should fall, the situation will not be quite so serious this time unless anti-American sentiment being fanned by the Buddhist? gels out of hand. During all past crises, the collapse of a regime. If Premier Nguyen Cao Ky should fall, the situation will not be quite so serious this time unless anti-American sentiment fanned by the Buddhists gets out of hand. NEW PIANT FOR CLEARFIELD - Inspection machinery installed in the former silk mill plant on Turnpike Avenue are officials of the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce and the Berg Electronics Inc. From left are: D. A. Dotts, chairman of the chamber industrial committee; Madera Soldier Arrives tor Duty In South Viet Ham Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 7 LBJ Heads for Ranch WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson will ^ly to his Texas ranch today to spend the Easter holiday there with Mrs. Johnson and their two daughters. Press secretary Bill D. Moy-ers said Johnson probably would leave about mid-afternoon. Cloudy and cool with occasional snow flurries or showers tonight, low 28 to 34. Friday partly cloudy and cool with snow flurries. Sunrise 5:45-Sunset 6:44 Clearfield River Level Wednesday-7 p. m. - 4.45 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.00 feet (rising). , Clearfield Weather ' Wednesday low 32; High 40. Overnight low 32. Precipitation .09 inches. Mid . State Airport Wednesday I o w 30; High 37. Overnight low 32. MADERA - Pvt. George J. Rebo, above, recently arrived for duty in Viet Nam, .according to word received by his parehts, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rebo Sr. of Madera, He is attached to the 630th Ordnance Company. A 1964 graduate of Moshannon Valley High School, he played three years of varsity football. He entered the service Oct. 22, 1965, and took basic training at Fort Jackson, S. C. He graduated from ordnance school at Ft. Jackson March 5, and took additional training for overseas duty before departing for Viet Nam. At April 20 Dinner... Extension Association To Mark 50th Year The 50th anniversary of fhe founding of the Clearfield County Agricultural Extension Association will be celebrated Wednesday, April 20, at a gala dinner meeting in the New Dimeling Hotel at Clearfield. Special committees of the Association, aided by present and former members of the Extension office staff, have been making plans for the golden onniversary affair since late last fall. --------- Easter Egg Hunt For Curwensville Children Sloted This Saturday CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville area children in age groups up to and including the fourth grade are invited to participate in an Easter egg hunt Saturday at 1 p. m. at the VFW Home here. The event is sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary with Mrs. Fred Bennett and Mrs. Charles Vesoloski as co-chairmen. No special prizes will be given but each child will receive a treat. Russel Orner, Rockton, president of the Executive Committee of the As.sociation, today noted that all persons interested in the agricultural activities of the county are invited to this special dinner-meeting. Leland H. Bull, Pennsylvania State Secretary of Agriculture, will head the list of dignitaries who will bring 50th anniversary greetings to the Clearfield County Association. William Cochrane, assistant director of Extension Service, will serve as toastmaster and remarks will be heard from F. S. Zettle, assistant director of Agricultural Extension in Central Pennsylvania, and Judge John Cherry of the Clearfield County Courts, A special feature of the program will be reminiscenses by W. 0. Mitchell, who served as county agent from 1926 lo 1961, and Mrs. John Davis, home economist, 1932-1945. Mr. Mitchell and Mrs. Davis are co-chairmen of the 50th Anniversary festivities. Entertainment will be by Nan Neugebauer of Pittsburgh with her "Nan About Town," a program of humor and satire at the piano. Mr. Orner will introduce special guests, including Mrs. Oden Gearhart who will give the invocation and Miss Jeanne Mann who will present music during the pre-dinner reception. No matter where you live in Clearfield County, someone in your neighborhood has tickets for the dinner. Contact any of the following . , . Carl Brink, Berwinsdale; Mrs. Please Turn lo Page 10, Col. 2 Thursday, frtday, Sunday Services Listed in Area Additional Easier season services have been announced for tonight, tomorrow and Sunday in district churches. Philipsburg Maundy Thursday Holy Communion candlelight services will be held tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the Presbyterian Church, Trinity Methodist Church, and the Lutheran Church. A community Good Friday service will be held from noon until 3 p. m. at Philipsburg in the First Baptist Church. The service, "The Words From the Cross," is based upon the last seven statements Jesus made after being crucified. All stores and business place."; will be closed for the community service sponsored by the Philipsburg Ministerium. Nine ministers will officiate. The Rev. R. Wayne Focht will preside. Also taking part will be the Revs. David P. Kyler, Ralph S. Phillips, Victor Skorinko, Elmer E. Fritz, Bryan Swartwood, Fern T. Barner, Carl C. Gray, and Stratford C. Taylor. Organists will be Miss Emily Holt, Mrs. George Ashcroft and Mrs. Dorothy Alsop. The choir Please Turn lo Page 22, Col. 5 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise ... 24 Comics ................. 23 News From Around World 22 Sports ............... 16, 17 Obituaries .............22 Hospital News .......... 21 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............ 24 Today in History ........ 4 School News ....... 6, 8, 18 Area Servicemen 7,11,13,14 Sunday.School Lesson - 8 Stale'News firiefs .......2 Income Tax News ...... 14 Easter Series ............ 9 More on Red Split...... 15 4-H News ................ 3 Analysis of Stocks .......5 U. S. H-Bomb Retrieved From Mediterranean MADRID (AP) - An American H-bomb missing since the crash of a U.S. nuclear bomber Jan. 17, has been recovered from the Mediterranean off Spain's southeast coast, il was officially announced today. The bomb, which was lost when a B52 bomber and a tanker plane collided over Palo-mares Beach, was recovered by a U.S. naval task force which had been searching the sea depths for more than two monlhs. The bomb was located in 2,500 feet of water about five miles offshore on March 15 by the midget sub AJvin. It was found almost exactly where Francisco Simo, a Spanish fisherman, told the searchers he saw a. strange object fall into the Mediterranean after the crash. A U.S. spokesman said the bomb was pulled up by the small submarine rescue vessel Petrel. A 1,650-ton vessel, the Petrel is jammed with special equipment for underwater operations. The ship carries a crew ot 85. U.S. officials would not comment, but informants said that the successful cable hitch to the bomb was made by a torpedo recovery vehicle flown to the scene from Pasadena, Calif. U.S. Embassy officials said the bomb was intact and not damaged. The bomb, described as a 20-megaton hydrogen bomb, was Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 TB Society Invites Public to Dinner The Jefferson-Clearfield Counties, Philipsburg Tuberculosis and Health Society will hold its annual dinner meeting Thursday, April 28, at 6:30 p. m. in the DuBois Country Club. The affair is open to the public and will be highlighted by an address by Dr. Frederick R. Gilmore, radiologist at the Clearfield Hospital, entitled "70 MM X-ray Howitzers. Mrs. Helen Fullwood, executive secretary of the merged society, asks that reservations be made by calling Clearfield 765-3513 or mail before Monday, April 25. Sterling McKittrick, general operations manager for Berg; William Dentler, plant manager for Berg at Clearfield; and Harris Breth, C. of C. executive secretary. (Progress Photo) � Clearfield Gets New Electronics Plant Monday Berg Electronics Inc. of New Cumberland, Po., one of the top producers of electronic terminals in the nation, will open a manufacturing operation at Clearfield Monday. Robert B. Myers, president of The Clearfield Foundation and Chamber of Commerce, announced today that part of fhe renovated silk mill plant on Turnpike Avenue will be used by Berg to manufacture parts for progressive dies and allied machinery and equip-4 ment for electronics produc tion. "We have completely remodeled 5,000 square feet of this building for Berg Electronics," he said, "and the production and office areas are all air-conditioned and finished in gleaming white. This is one of the top companies in this type of industry, and we arc fortunate in bringing them lo Clearfield." This new industry does not affect nor interfere with the operations of Shortway Products which is located in 23,000 square feet of the same building, he told The Progress. "Shortway Products is rapidly expanding its employment, but it is an entirely different electronics operation than the Berg company," he staled. "Shortway employs mostly women and girls, while Berg is all men, and highly skilled men who must be fully qualified as Class "A" or "B" tool and die makers or first class machinists." D. A. Dotts, chairman of the Foundation's industrial committee, said that Berg was the com- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Rep.Johnson To Take Part In Ceremony PHILIPSBURG - Congressman Albert W. Jolmson of Smethport will be here Monday to participate in ceremonies at Mid-State Airport honoring Job Knowles and Robert Cook, local aviators, and two members ot the Federal Aviation Agency Flight Service. Leo H; Marsh and Charles Moyer, for their roles in saving the lives of two fliers here Aug. 1. The four men will be presented plaques and certificates by Federal Aviation Agency at 11 a. m. Christian B. Walk Jr., manager of the New York office of FAA, will officiate. Judge R. Paul Campbell and County Commissioner Grove A. Spearly, Philipsburg Mayor Clifford A. Johnston and Council President Gordon T. Gibson, Buddhists Renew Demand Rioters Dispersed Once, But Regroup For New March By PETER ARNETT SAIGON (AP) - About 1,000 demonstrators rioted in Saigon streets tonight, burned a U.S. military police jeep and stoned an American motorcyclist a few hours after Buddhist leaders leveled a fresh demand at Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's military government. The Buddhists called for Ky's regime to pledge publicly to step aside in favor of a civilian government in five or six monlhs. A banner displayed during the outbreak in the streets, said: "end the war' immediately." Charing behind two fire trucks spouting water from high-pressure hoses, Vietnamese airborne troops finally drove the demonstrators into the compound of Saigon's Buddhist Institute. The demonstrators - in the streets for six nights now demanding the ouster of the miliary regime - burned the U.S. military police jeep and stoned an American who was riding on a motorcycle with a Vietnamese girl. They set the motor-cycle afire. There were conflicting accounts of what happened to the American and the girl. Persons on the scene said both fled into a house, which the demonstrators stoned. Other accounts said the girl had run inside the house, while the man dashed down the street and flagged a car that carried him away. A U.S. military policeman on the scene said the motorcyclist was an American civilian who worked for a contractor at Saigon's airport. A tentative identification by the military gave his name as Larry Dewitt, but no hometown was available. Saigon's mayor, Lt. Col. Van Van Cua, issued orders for the inimcdiale induction into the military of all youths of draft age arrested in the rioting, municipal government sources reported. As the violence spread, part of the mob turned its wrath on an American civilian and a Vietnamese girl trying to maneuver through on a motorcycle. They drove the couple off with a barrage of rocks and .shattered glass whidows and doors of a house where they had sought refuge. The demonstrators dragged off the motorcycle and also set il ablaze. A jeep with three Vietnamese policemen arrived and hurled tear gas grenades at the mob as flames engulfed the motorcycle to the cheers of the mob. Several more jeeps with Ameri- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 As Senators End Hearings ... Mandatory Automobile Safety Standards Seen By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Warren G. Magnuson predicted today fhe Senate Commerce Commiffee which he heads will call for mandatory safety standards for cars, Magnuson told newsmen this seemed to be the feeling of a majority of fhe members of the committee, which concluded hearings Wednesday on President Johnson's highway safety legislation. ------------------------------- The administration bill would authorize, but not rnquire, the secretary of commerce lo set motor vehicle safety standards after two years. Magnuson said he thought the committee would amend the bill to direct that standards be issued and also to require the adoption of interim standards pending further research and testing. Such temporary standards, Magnuson said, could be worked out after consultation with the industry. He said they could provide for collapsible steering wheels, dual brakes and "other things the industry apparently is going to do anyway." Sen. Vance Harlke, D-Ind., who was presiding when the hearings ended, expressed hope that the auto industry would move forward at a rapid pace even though this would mean some financial sacrifice. As the hearings ncared their wlndup Wednesday, Sen. Walter F. Mondale. D-Minn., introduced a bill that would require automobile manufacturer.s to notify owners and the public in general of automobile defects which could cause traffic accidents. Mondale said the s a f e t y standards under the administration's bill would not become effective for three or four years if the proposal is approved. Bui he said that if his measure is approved it would provide immediate protection. John S. Bugas, vice president of the Ford Motor Co., urged Tuesday in testifying for the Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 3 Most Residents Have Opportunity For Church Attendance Most Clearfield County-Mo-shannon VaUey residents will have an opportunity to attend community Good Friday services tomorrow from noon lo 3 I p. m. as business pauses for the three-hour period. Many stores and offices will close for the period and post offices at Clearfield and Curwensville announced that their service windows will be shut down during that lime. County offices will clo.<;e at noon Friday and remain closed until Monday morning. State employes will get Friday off but federal employes will be on the job. Some industries will be closed all day. Area students have started their Easter vacation. The Shaw Public Library at Clearfield will be closed all day Friday. The Progress v.ill be published tomorrow. Sandy Ridge Building Entered; Nothing Taken SANDY RIDGE - Slate police officers are in\estigating an illegal entry into a garage building here sometime Tuesday night. The double-car garage building, owned by the Mountain Top Fire Company, is used to house one of the company ambulances and the other side is used by Jack Clutter to store a racing car. Although the building was broken into, as far as could be determined today nothing was known to be missing.