Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 9, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckio The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying lo those of us who do. The Progress Reader's Tip Milk and peanuts'. Read Viewing Harrisburg on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 84 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, April 9, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY U. S. Team Had Lost H-Bomb Second Time Device Could Have Been Gone Forever in Canyon By BOB nORTON WASHINGTON (AP) - The United Slates lost the elusive H-bomb a second time for nine days \ during the great 80-day search off'Spain - and was in dangW of losmg it forever in a yawning undersea canyon, it was "learned toda^. The 1.1 megaton device, retrieved from 2,900 feet deep in the Mediterranean Thursday, had shifted two weeks earlier Buddhist Liatlers Unite Demond Civilian Government In 'Very Shert Time' By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Buddhist leaders of all factions united tonight against the military junta of Premier Nguyen Cao Ky and demanded an elected civilian government for South Viet Nam "ui a very short time," In a proclamation read at Buddhist headquarters, the leaders announced they had formed a committee to lead the struggle against the government and appealed to "all the people wishing to show their opposition to the government" to contact the headquarters. The move came after Ky appointed Maj. Gen. Ton That Dinh to command the 1st Corps area in an apparent attempt to reassert his government's authority over the country's northernmost regions. Dinh was one of the young officers who took part in the overthrow of President Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963. Thousands of Buddhists, who have been demonstrating in the streets for the past eight diays, heard the proclamation in the Please Turn to Paie 10, Col. 1 B52 Bombers Hit Enemy Installations By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. B52 bombers struck at a Viet Cong communications center in the Communist D Zone 35 miles northeast of Saigon today dumping more than half a million pounds of explosives on the area, an Air Force spokesman said Flying single file, the giant planes made what the spokesman described as a "major assault" on the Viet Cong's military region No. 7. Apparently prisoners captured by the 173rd Airborne Brigade and 1st Infantry Division in heavy fighting against North Vietnamese and Viet Cong several weeks ago provided information to pin down the location of a 10-building communications center which operated radio contact for the entire sector. A major strike of B52's usually means 10 of the eight-engine bombers. Each is normally equipped to drop 50 750-pound bombs. A spokesman said this flight consisted of planes equipped to carry 60,000 pounds each. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Continued cloudy with snow flurries and little temperature change, low tonight 26 to 34. Sunday partly cloudy and cool with a few snow flurries. Sunrise 5:41-Sunset 6:46 Clearfiel^ River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 5.05 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.20 feel (rising). CJMrfieid W*athor Friday low 30; High 40. Overnight low 32. Precipitation .04 inches. along a widening ravine to within a few hundred feet of a canyon' extending to depths of 4,000 feet - beyond the capability of retrieval equipment. This exasperating development occurred when one-inch thick nylon, line snapped as a surface vessel's Winch dragged the bomb "up a 70-degrce slope toward level area. The silvery, eight-ton bomb toppled lOO feet back into the underwater ravine and sank in the muck-filled bottom. There it remained hidden until April 3 when the miniature sub Alvin, after repeated groping about the black depths, sighted a piece of the weapon's parachute protruding from the mud. Four days later, in the early morning hours in Washington, a cryptic message from Rear Adm. William S. Guest in Spain clacked off a_ Teletype machine in a Navy command post in the Pentagon: "Target on deck of Petrel and identified as weapon." The 10-foot long, 3-foot thick tube had been hauled up by the recovery vessel Petrel. Then - and only then - was it definitely identified by serial number as the hydrogen bomb which spilled from a B52 disintegrating after colliding with a refueling tanker six miles above Spain's coast Jan. 17. On Friday the bomb was being displayed like valuable pirate treasure before newsmen and Spanish officials who could assure Spain's peasant folk the nuclear intruder had at last been apprehended. The exact price ot the unprecedented operation - unique not only from a technical standpoint but also because of volatile security and diplomatic as- DEADLY WEAPON RECOVERED - U. S. Navy ordnance men check for contamination on an H-bomb on deck of the USS Petrel off Palomares Beach, Spain,, after the bomb was successfully recovered from the Mediterran- ean Sea. Bomb had been lost since last January following the crash of two U. S. Air Force planes, (AP Wirephoto via coble from London) Mid - Stato Airport Fridoy low 28; High 37. Overnight low 27. More Special Caster Church Services Listed Additional special Easter church services were announced in the Clearfield County-Mpshan-non Valley area as follows: Philipsburg ..... Church of Christ will hold a sunrise service at 6 a. m.; .communion will be served and the Carolers Choir will provide music. Holy Communion will be served at the 10:35 a. m. worship service. Communion service, music by the Carolers Choir and a chalk drawing will highlight the 7 p. m, service, Following the sunrise service at 6:30 a. m. in the First Baptist Church, the congregation will assemble in South Park to sing the hymns of Easter. A special message and music will highlight the 10:45 a. m, service. A musical program, including selections by a trumpet trio, a mi.\ed quartet, the Young Peoples Choir and the Senior Choir, will feature the evening service. The First EUB Church will Please Turn to Page 5, Col. 3 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 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ..........12 Today in History ........ 4 School News ............. 2 Church News ............ 5, World's Week ............ 9 By RONALD I. DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer - Christians around the world prepare todoy to mark Easter with sunrike services and fashion parades in observance of the joyous holiday commemorating the Resurrection of Christ. From the solemn splendor of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City to thousands of lesser known places of worship in many lands, choirs will sing and people will gather -fto hear messages of hope 1^1 I � better world. Clouay, Cool Weather Due for Sunday Easter paraders will have to bundle up for tomorrow. The forecast is the same as it has been for the past ten days: Cloudy and cool with snow flurries. Every day for the past nine days it has either rained or snowed, or done both. Weatherwise, the Christmas and Easter seasons seem to have been reversed. It was unseasonably warm Christmas Eve-SSr-degrees. Tomorrow's predicted high is 42. Weathermen offered some hope, however, that a clearing trend would develop early next week. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cool, wet and cloudy weather "Easter, the greatest annual demonstration of the life force, should encourage us as we struggle for racial justice and human brotherhood," said the Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, president of the Protestant Council, in an Easter appeal. Along with millions of fellow churchgoers of Western Christianity, two million Greek Orthodox worshippers and five million others from Eastern Orthodox churches will celebrate Easter Sunday. Not until 1974 will both Eastern and Western churches observe the holiday again on the same day. Roman' Catholics gathered today for an Easter vigil service in St. Peter's Basilica. In memory of the day Christ was hidden in the tomb, a simple rite was planned known as the "Blessing of the Fire" - with a flame symbolizing the return of Christ to the world, A half million tourists were on Please Tui-n to Page 10, Col. 6 I Please Turn to Page 5, Col. 7 -_----- * * All But Two Saved From Burning Ship By JERRY BUCK MIAMI, FJa. (AP) - All but two of 496 persons aboard were saved when the sleek white cruise ship Viking Princess was swept by flames that were still enveloping her off Cuba today. Passengers reaching Miami said the disciplined evacuation of the ship smothered panic. Latest reports said two per sons died of apparent heart at tacks but the other 494 persons aboard were rescued. "Every last one of the passengers has been accounted for," said a spokesman for the Flagship Lines Agency, operators of the ship, and none was missing. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Two Drivers Charged Following Hit-Run Accidents at DuBois DUBOIS - Two drivers were arrested by state police yesterday for involvement in hit-and-run accidents in the DuBois area. Both William Niedrich. 23, of Quakertown R. D. 2, and Ronald H, Skarnellis, 33, of DuBois, arc scheduled for arraignment to day. Niedrich is charged with fail ure to slop at the scene of an accident and driving while un Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 peels - may never be known. The Navy acknowledges Ihc cost runs into the millions of dollars. The sea search involved 18 vessels and 3,200 men. It is a rather sweet bit of irony, then, that with this vast force at work, the bomb was first found by the tiny Alvin - creeping backward down a 70-degree sea slope. "The sub couldn't go forward dcwn the slope because at that angle the crew couldn't see over the nose," an official explained. The Alvin had its work lo do all over again when the line broke during the shifting maneuver in March. During the nine days the sub passed within six feet of its object before once again pinpointing Ihe bomb. Then, an unmanned electronic device operated like a robot was called into action. This unit called CURV - cable-controlled underwater research vehicle - used mechanical arms to snag two hook-equipped nylon lines 4,-700 feet long in the bomb's parachute lines. Like a dead fish the bomb was reeled up - but only after the CURV became snarled in the works for two. hours during an Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 5 Charges Political Attack... Purdy Quits State Police HARRISBURG (AP) - State Police Commissioner E. Wilson Purdy has resigned his $20,000-a-year post in the midst of a House investigation into alleged wiretapping. Purdy, charging the investigating comnSittee with a "vicious politically inspired attack" upon his character, submitted his resignation Friday to Gov. Scranton. Scranton accepted it "with deep regret" and immediately named Maj. Paul A. Ritfelmann, superintendent of the State Pol ice Academy at Hershey, as acting commis- I sioner. , * * Acting Head Says Elevation Was Surprise HARRISBURG (AP) - Maj. Paul A. Rittelmann, Pennsylvania's new acting state police commissioner, says his sudden elevation to the post took him by "complete surprise." Rittelmann, a 36-year veteran of the force, was appointed by Gov. Scranton to temporarily fill the spot vacated by Col. E. Wilson Purdy, who resigned late Friday. "I certainly wasn't expecting it," RiUelmann said Friday night. Scranton said Rittelmann is to be promoted to deputy commis sioner with the rank of lieuten ant colonel. The governor did not indicate how long he would serve as commander, nor did he disclose whether he would receive an increase in pay. Rittelmann's present salary is not known. A native of Baden, Beaver County, the 57-year-old Rittelmann joined the force in October, 1930. He was graduated from the stale police -training school in April 1931, and was assigned lo the Greensburg troop. He later served as a criminal investigator, officer in charge of a substation, executive officer of troop headquarters at Erie from 1956 to 1960 and commanding officer of the Greensburg troop from 1%0 to 1962. Rittelmann was promoted to lieutenant in 1958, and was made a major in 1962 when he was assigned as assistant superintendent of the state police academy at Hershey. Later that same year he was named superintendent of the academy. Rittelmann is married to the former Louise J. Crisle. The couple has six children. A state police brochure describes Rittelmann as an "avid reader" and lists "his favorite avocations" as philosophy, "with hobbies of culinary arts and wood finishing." GOING ALL OUT FOR EASTER - Children of Joseph L. Zaino, 514 S. Second St., Clearfield - James, Ronald and Robert - arrange an elaborate outdoor Easter dis- play on their front lawn. This year's display - the largest ever - features some 500 eggs qnd an assortment of rabbits and ducks. (Progress Photo by Jack Zipf) Um Boss Claims Right For Strikes WASHINGTON (AP) - The president of the United Mine Workers says the union considers itself "al liberty lo strike at anytime" against operations that do not sign a new contract already approved by three independent coal companies. President W. A. (Tony) Boyle said the contract, calling for daily wage increases ranging to $2.32 plus fringe benefits, is intended for the entire industry. But he set no deadline for other companies lo sign it. A spokesman for the BiUimi-nou.s Coal Operators Association said the UMW had not given the BOday notice of contract lermi-nation required under the existing agreement, nor Ihe strike notice required by the Taft-Hartley Act. The union has not reached agreement with the association whose member companies employ about 40,000 of the 100,000 UMW members in the soft coal industry, and no talks are under way. The union-association pact traditionally sets Ihe pattern for Please Turn lo Page 10, Col, 5 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Rittelmann, 57, with 36 years on the force, will assu'me the rank of lieutenant colonel and deputy commissioner, The current deputy, Lt. Col. Frank McKetta, said Friday night he was unable lo serve as acting commissioner because of ill health. He said he has asked to be reassigned. The governor also announced that court martial proceedings would be instituted against Maj. Willard J. Stanton and Del. Angelo Carcaci, two central figures in the House special investigation. Carcaci testified before the committee last Feb. 22 thai he, on orders from his superiors, had used wiretapping devices in official police work. 'Wiretapping is prohibited in Pennsylvania under a 1957 law. Purdy said in a seven-page letter to the governor; "I want to assure you, as I have in the past, with all of the honesty and sincerity al my command, that I have not been guilty of any wrongdoing, either morally or legally, and more specifically, I assure you that I have not ordered, directed, or had any knowledge of any alleged wireta:ppmg by any member or members of the Pennsylvania State Police." Scranton called Purdy's resignation "a sad day for law enforcement in Pennsylvania," adding: "The worst kind of politics has won a battle for the lawless element in our society." Botli Scranton and Purdy were highly critical of the House committee, which was created by a resolution proposed by majority Democrats. Scranton said Purdy's enemies "set out lo destroy the effectiveness of the stale police commissioner . . . because they have hoped to reinstate outside Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 U. N. Council Begins Talks On Rhodesia By MAX HARRELSON UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) - The U.N. Security Council was finally called into session to deal with Rhodesia today after a 40-hour delay which brought angry Western charges against the council's African president. Informed sources said the Rhodesian debate might be held up by a series of Western speeches criticizing Ambassador Moussa Leo Keita of Mali, the council president, for alleged misuse of his power. Some Western diplomats said the 38-year-old council president had brought the world organization face tc face with a new constitutional crisis, involving the ability of the council to act in an urgent situation. Britain originally had requested an urgent meeting for 4 p.m. Thursday and pressed hard for a meeting Friday, but Keita refused lo call the meeting even after eight of the council's 15 members staged a sit-in in the council chamber Thursday night. He finally announced Friday that the meeting would be held this morning, Before the council was a British resolution under which Britain would be authorized to use force, if necessary, to halt shipments of oil to Rhodesia by way Casey Sounds Alarm For Federal Probe HARRISBURG (AP) - State Sen. Robert P, Casey says the resignation of State Police Commissioner E. Wilson Purdy points up the "absolute necessity" for a federal committee investigating wiretapping across the nation to come to Pennsylvania. At the same time, Rep. Ronald L. Lench, D-Beaver, chairman of a special House committee investigating the stale police, says he does not think .the panel forced Purdy to resign. "My impression," Lench said Friday night, "is that Commissioner Purdy was caught on the horns of a dilemma as to wiretapping. "For him to admit knowledge of it would make him party to an illegal action. For him to deny knowledge of it would cast some doubt on his ability as an administrator." In his letter of resignation to Scranton, Purdy had charged that the committee had initiated a "vicious and politically inspired attack" on his character, integrity and ability as a state police officer. Casey, the organization endorsed candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, said he sent a telegram to U.S. Sen. Edward Long, D-Missouri, requesting that he bring his Senate subcommittee into the state. He also said he hoped that Purdy "would remain in Pennsylvania" until the wiretapping allegations had been cleared up. Casey said the "burden of responsibility still rests on Scranton." Milton Shapp of Philadelphia, a Democratic candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, echoed his primary opponent's sentiments. "It is time," Shapp said, "for Scranton to reveal to the pisople the truth regarding this sordid mess." Shapp said that while Purdy has not admitted guilt, "his resignation speaks for itself." He urged Scranton and Ally. Gen. Waller E. Alessandroni to stop what he termed."their per seculion of state police officers who are guilty only of following orders of higher-ups," Shapp also called upon Lt. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 // Went Quick Like a Bunny Ami away we go . . . w ilh another .success. This motorcycle art appeared one day and, like Ihc man says, the first $100 look it. One day, that's all. for quick action al a low cost. J946 HARLEY DAVIDSON Motorcycle 45, just overhauled last Spruig. First $tOO takes it. 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