Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 8, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle The modern housewife is one who puts off today what her husband can do over the weelc-end. The Progress Reader's Tip 'A Welcome Addition' is tonight's Editorial topic. Read it on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 83 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, April 8, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Anti-American Violence Worsens 469 On Ship Are Rescued One Person Dead, 16 on Cruise Vessel Are Unaccounted For MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard said 469 passengers and crew members were rescued today from the cruise ship Viking Princess after it was swept by fire off the eastern tip of Cuba. The ship carried a total of 485 persons. One person was reported dead, 16 unaccounted for. The Coast Guard said the German freighter Cap Nort had picked up 376 survivors and one body. The Liberian tanker Navigator had 80 survivors and the Chunking Victory, a Nationalist Chinese freighter, 13. Among the survivors were the cruise ship's captain, chief navigator and chief officer, the Coast Guard said. The captain of the Cap Nort radioed that he was taking those rescued to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and expected to arrive around 11:30 a.m. (EST). Most of the passengers were U.S. citizens. It was under the command of Capt. Otto Thoresen, a veteran of 30 years at sea. Two U.S. Navy destroyers, -the Wilkenson and Owens, were reported on the scene by Atlantic Fleet Headquarters at Norfolk, Va. Three other ships were en route. Fire struck the 536-fOot motor ship as it was sailing north through the Windward Passage, about midway between Cuba and Haiti. "The only ship we have talked to is the Cap Nort," a Coast Guard spokesman said in Miami. "The only message we received was 'Fire in the engine room. All stations stand by'." The Viking Princess boasted 100 per cent air conditioning, Please Turn to .Page, 6, Col. 2 Variety of Weatlier Recorded in Nation; Cool Air Grips East By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation had a variety of weather today, with precipitation in scattered sections, fairly mild in the West and unseasonably cool again from the Rockies to the Atlantic Coast. A fresh surge of cold air spread from the northern Plains into the Northeast and southward. As it collided with warm air from the Gulf of Mexico in the south central region, a storm situation developed. Large hail pelted the Clarks-dale. Miss., area. In the Central Plains cold rain or snow was driven by strong northerly winds. The Weather Bureau issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Cloudy tonight, low 28 to 38. Saturday variable cloudiness and .continued cool with snow flurries. Sunrise 5:43-Sunset 6:45 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 5.05 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.00 'Clearfield Weather Thursday low 31; High 42. Overnight low 34. Precipitation 14 inches. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 28; High 41. Overnight low 28. feet (failing). Five - Day Forecast April 9-13: Temperatures will average five to seven degrees below the normal highs of 53 to 58 and lows of 35 to 36. It will be cool over the weekend, warming to near normal by the middle of next week. Precipitation will average near three-tenths of an inch melted as scattered showers and snow flurries over the weekend At Curwensville... Teachers Want New Salary Plan CURWENSVILLE - The Interim Operating Committee (IOC) of the Curwensville Area School District took under advisement lost night on appeal by teachers for o new salary policy. James Bonsall, president of the Teachers Association, told the committee that the majority of teachers ore not entirely satisfied with the merit system put into effect last year. Benny Irwin, another faculty, member, said he surveyed one out of five teachers and found the strongest objection to be the actual rating feature of the merit program. "We -ffeel it is impossible to rate fairly," he told the commit- Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 1,1 Hints From llcloise .... 16 Comics ................. 15 News From Around World 6 Sports ............... 10, 11 Obituaries .............. 14 Hospital News ........... 3 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............ 16 Today in History ........ 9 Church News ............ 7 State News Briefs........5 Easter Series ............ 8 Area Workers Retire - 2 Area Servicemen ........ 9 Clarence Uan Killed in Wreck Near Snow Shoe Robert James Simcisko, 19, of Clarence R. D., was fatally injured in a one-car accident at 10:15 p. m. Thursday on Route 53 two miles south of Snow Shoe. The victim suffered a fractured skull and was pronounced dead-on-arrival in the Centre County Hospital at Bellefonte at 10:45. State Trooper Charles Marshall of Rockview reported that Simcisko was driving north when he lost control of his car, ran off the highway, hit the guard fence, spun around and hit. a bridge abutment. ' of God Sunday School will present "A Blessed Easter " durin.s the 9:45 a. m. Sunday School hour. Mrs. Charity Baird. superin tendeiit. said today that the liresentatioii will feature t h e junior department of the school and will consist of Easter nui- Mob Beats, Chases 12 Americans Buddhists lead Marchers Into Heart of Saigon Bv EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON (AP) - Buddhist monks led 2,000 demonstrators into the heart of Saigon tonight in the worst day of anti-American violence in seven days of rioting. A dozen Americans were beaten, manhandled or chased by the mob. Five Lf.S. scr\iccmen and two Vietnamese women were injured slightly by a grenade lobbed into a soft drink stand at Starcom, a U.S. communications center in west Saigon. As the column of jeering, banner-waving youths surged downtown from the Buddhist Institute in the southwestern part of the capital, fully armed govevn-ment paratroopers backed away. But riot police eventually waded into the mob. lobbing tear gas grenades and scattering the demonstrators in side streets. There, the angry youths formed knots again, and there was every indication of another night-long rampage to force the overthrow of military government. The demonstrators looted a home occupied by several -American servicemen opposite the Buddhist Institute. They tore down the structure and drove si,x U.S. servicemen into the streets where they were manhandled. Vietnamese paratroopers who arrived at the scene laughed and joked with the demonstrators as the U.S. .soldiers made their way through the crowd carrying a few personal belongings. LT.S. military police jeeps stationed nearby drove them to safely. A short time before, a mob of 500 youths assaulted two Americans, one of them a serviceman, and chased a U.S. sailor into a: house near the Buddhist Institute. There was no word of any injuries to the Americans. The mob also overturned and set fire to a police jeep and tossed two dud grenades. Some club-wielding youths pulled an unidentified American civilian from a taxi in front of the institute earlier in the day, and beat him. He fled with unknown injuries. It was the second day of per-.sonai violence against Americans. The demonstrators hurled in- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Philipsburg Jaycees To Stage Easter Egg Hunt Saturday PHILIPSBURG - Children from throughout this area are invited to participate in the Philipsburg Area Jaycees first annual Easter egg hunt tomorrow at 2 p. m. on the Powerhouse grounds. The hunt will be open to all children from 1 to 12 years o� age. The youngsters will be divided into three age groups, preschool, grades 1 to 3, and grades 4 to 6. More than 1,600 colored eggs will be placed about the three ball fields on the grounds. Two grand prizes of $10 savings accounts will be given to winners. These awards are be- Plca.se Turn to Page 14, Col. 3 Frenchville Veterans To Conduct Egg Hunt FRENCHVILLE - The Lei-gcy-Rcnaud Post 8386 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday at the Frenchville picnic grounds. The hunt will start' at 2 p.m. and a large number of prizes will be awarded. The hunt is not restricted to children of \ctcrans and all ,\oungslers from the Girard, Co\ington, Goshen and Kar-lhaus areas are invited to participate. Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 4 Penfield Water Rate Increase Is Sought HARRISBURG (AP) - The Penfield Water Co. is seeking Public Utility Commission approval to increase its rates S974 a year for 150 customers in the Penfield area of Clearfield County. In filing a proposal with the Pl!C Thursday, the company said the chief increase would be raising the charge per 1,000 gallons for Ihe first 4,000 gallon.s quarterly from 75 cents to $1.15.