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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 15, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckls Money still talks, but you have to increase the volume if you want to get the message through. The Progress Reader's Tip President Johnson is a restless man. Read 'The World Today' on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 89 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, April 15, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Buddhists Warn on Viet Elections By Johnson... Latin American Session Endorsed By FRANK CORMIER MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Johnson endorsed today a proposal for him to meet with Latin-American chiefs of state to speed up the work of the Alliance for Progress. Johnson gave a broad review of U. S. policy toward Latin America in p speech prepared for delivery at the unveiling of a statue of Abraham Lincoln in a pork in Mexico" City's Polanco residential section. Referring fo the summit meeting proposed by Argentine President Arturo (Ilia, � he said: Pearson Is President... Clearfield Man Heads Bi-County Boros Group By BETTY HAMILTON Progress Staff Writer Clearfield Councilman H. R. Pearson was elected president of the Clearfield Boroughs Association last night as the bi-counfy organization of municipal officials held its spring meeting in the Clearfield Sons of Italy Hall. Mr. Pearson, who has been serving as vice president, replaces John Milsom of Philipsburg who resigned because ef ill health. 4--- Gordon T. Gibson, president | . ��� |\ � I g | A. W. Beightol Clearfield Boro Official Dies Alfred W. Beightol, Clearfield Borough street commissioner since 1950, died yesterday at 5:20 p. m. in the Clearfield Hospital. He was 68. Mr. Beightol, who resided at 702 Dorey St., Clearfield, suffered a heart attack and was admitted to the hospital March 16. He began working for the Borough in 1924. He was .a member of the EUB Church of Clearfield, where he was a trustee, a Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir. A son of Walter Scott Beightol of California and the late Margaret (Miles) Beightol, he was born at Medix Run Feb. 18, 1898. Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, the former Helen (McCorkle) Beightol; two sons, William S., St. Paul, Minn., and Paul B., Clearfield R. D. 1; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Helen) Cebular, Fair- ot the Philipsburg Borough Council was elected to replace Mr. Pearson in the vice presidency. About 100 municipal officials and guests from 12 communities in the two counties attended the dinner meeting. An informative talk on federal � aid programs, a subject that is of vital interest to municipal governments at present, was presented by the dinner speaker, Milton F. Ferguson of York. Mr. Ferguson, "presently administrator ot the Planning Division of the engineering firm of Buchard and Home of York, has been engaged in municipal government and planning since his graduation from The Pennsylvania State! University in 1960. He has worked with the Pennsylvania Economy League and has also served as borough manager for New Cumberland. He recently completed a research project for the Pennsyl- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Rolling Stone Bridge Closed for Repairs The State Highway Department said today that it expects to have the Rolling Stone Bridge in Clearfield County re-opened for traffic early next week. The bridge was closed yesterday after a truck apparently crossed it causing a vertical steel tie-bar to break. The broken bar caused the bridge deck to drop about one foot. Repair crews started work today. The bridge carries Legislative Route 17067 over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and connects Cooper and Covington townships. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Inside The Progress Classified Ads .... 12,13,14 Hints From Heloise......3 Comics ................. 15 News From Around World 6 Sports ............. 10, 11 Obituaries ............... 6 'Hospital News .......... 16 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............. 3 Church News ...... 8, 9, 16 State News Briefs ....... 5 "I will in the months ahead join with Latin-American leaders in exploring the proposal for a new meeting at the very highest level (o examine our common problems and to give the Alliance for Progress increased momentum." Although warning (hat "any such conference should be prepared with utmost care," Johnson added that "careful preparation need not be the enemy of imaginative action." There has been speculation recently that the U.S. President may visit South America before the end of the summer, and a summit meeting could provide the occasion for his visit. The unveiling of the $150,000 bronze statue, which the U.S. Congress authorized as a gift to the Mexican people, was a high point of the President's hastily arranged 24-hour visit to Mexico's capital. Today is the 101st anniversary of Lincoln's assassination. The visit began with a thundering welcome Thursday night which left Johnson a bit weary but exhilarated. Today he mixed more public appearances and private talks with Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz at Los Pinos, the Mexican While House. Johnson in his speech declared, "We are engaged in a vast' social revolution touching the lives of millions of peoples on two continents. "Like Lincoln's this is a test of whether freedom can work. "It is a'test brwhether men in liberty can overcome the weight of the past and lift from their brothers the blight of hunger, (he blindness of ignorance and the burden of disease. We are in the midst of that test." Former Philipsburg Man Charged With Sears Store Thefts LIBERTY, N.Y. (AP) - Police today charged the manager of a Sears, Roebuck & Co. store with stealing $110,000 worth of merchandise from the store. The manager, Joel Barg, 36, was released on $3,000 bail pending a hearing next week on charges of second degree forgery and first degree grand larceny. Police said Barg had headed the store for two years and before that had been manager of a store in Philipsburg, Pa., for about IVi years. Rerf Cross (Inif To Hear Retired Naval Officer Lt. Cmdr. William Brumbaugh Lower, USN (Ret.), executive director of the Blair County Chapter of the American Red Cross, will be the speak, er at the annual dinner meeting of the Clearfield Chapter. The affair will be held Tuesday, April 26, in the Captain's Table Restaurant at 6:30 p. m. and is open to the public. Reservations are requested by Thursday, April 21, at the Clearfield Chapter office, 121 E. Market St., phone 765-5516. Scheduled, in addition to Cmdr. Lower's talk, will be election of officers and board members and presentation of the Chapter's annual report. A native of Altoona, Cmdr. Lower enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1935 and attained the highest enlisted grade of aviation machinest mate chief. In 1942, he entered the Pensacola Naval Flight School and received his wings the next year. As a naval aviator, Cmdr. Lower lirogressed lo the post of squadron operations officer and served throughout World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre of Operations. He participated in the historic atom bomb test at Bikini as pilot of a radiological reconnaissance plane and was awarded (lie Air Mfdal for merilori-ous achievement. After more tli.iii 30 years of active naval l'lea.s<; Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 Shriver Blames h on Pros... Demonstrators Upset Antipoverty Convention By TOM SEPPY WASHINGTON (AP) - Sargent Shriver today blamed "professional demonstrators" for a hooting, sliouting demonstration that drowned out part of his speech and forced an abrupt end to a convention of antipoverty workers. "It was quite obvious that 25 or 30 people there organized themselves to create a disturbance and make trouble," the director of the administration's antipoverty program said in an interview. -'�--- A group Of dissidents, ^vho | ^^^^^^j CrOWd SeCH For Celebration Of Extension Anniversary said they were spokesmen for the nation's poor, heckled Shriver as he evaluated the antipoverty program for some 500 members of the independent, privately financed Citizens' Crusade Against Poverty. Rejecting attempts by leaders of Ihe conference to restore order, Ihcy took control of the meeling. A number paraded to the speakers' platform and denounced Shriver, his office of Economic Opportunity and even some of the older members of the audience. "You people are old and gray and you better step aside. Us youngsters are going to lake over," said Allen Moore. He said he represented Youth In Action of the Bedford-Stuyves-ant section of Brooklyn, N.Y. As .Shriver was escorted out of the room, Barbara Taylor of W'a.shington's Southeast Please Turn to I'age 2, Col. 5 A record turnout is expected next Wednesday as the Clearfield County Agricultural Extension Association celebrates its 50th anniversary with dinner and special program in the New Dimeling Hotel. A reception for members, guests and friends will begin at 6:15 p. m. with dinner to be served at 7 o'clock. Speakers will include; Russell Orner, president of the county-wire organization; William Cochrane, assistant director of Extension Service for Pennsylvania Stale University; Leland II. Bull, Pennsylvania Slnt� Secretary of Agriculture; F. S. Zeltle, assLsl-ant director of Agiicuitural Ex PROGRESS SPELLING BEE WINNERS are all smiles after finishing as the top three in last night's Area Championship Bee conducted at the Clearfield Area Senior High School. Richard Dale, center, of the Moshannon Valley Schools' eighth grade, won the championship ---t    with Martha Beard, left, of Clearfield Area Junior High's eighth grade second and Michael McGee, right, of Philipsburg-Osceola Area eiglith grade tliird. All three will represent The Progress in the Western Pennsylvania Championship Bee at Pittsburgh May 14. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Commissioners OK M In Allocations A total of $20,500 in Liquid Fuels Tax funds was allocated to two borp.\igii5^and four townships yesterday by the Clearfield County Commissioners. The allocations, used for road improvement projects, were granted as follows: Houtzdale Borough, $5,000; Boggs Township, $5,000; Becar-ria Township, $3,500; Decatur Township, $2,500; Karthaus Township, $2,500; and Irvona Borough, $2,000. The Commissioners at a regular semi-monthly public meeting also named Willis Baum-gardner of Grassflat to a vacancy on the County Planning Commission. He was recommended for the post by the Cooper Township Planning Commission. In still another appointment, Donald Mitchell, a caseworker for the Child Welfare Services, was nam.ed to the board of directors of the Ridgway Area Psychiatric Center as a representative of Clearfield County. Turning to other matters the Commissioners went on record in support of a move to have the Philipsburg Interchange of Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Bids Sought for Curweitsville Creek Project HARRISBURG - The State Department of Forests and Waters said yesterday that it will open bids April 28 for the rental of construction equipment for the Anderson Creek clearance project at Curwensville. The project will include the removal of debris, widening and deepening the channel of the creek a distance of 6,500 feet from the borough - Pike Township line to where Anderson Creek flows into (he West Branch of the Susquehanna River. The project is aimed at alleviating conditions in the channel which aggravate or contribute to local flood damages, according to a department spokesman, C. H. McConnell. "With proper maintenance it may be expected to decrease, but not prevent, damages during extremely high stages," McConnell said, adding that the benefits derived from the project will be largely dependent on a program of periodic maintenance and repairs by the sponsor. The sponsor is Curwensville Borough but the costs will be borne hy the slate in view of local intei'est. The borough, however, will be responsible for seeding slopes and spoil area.s upon completion of the work and for periodic mainlenancc. first Boy as Champioa *.  Moshannon Valley Student Wins 1966 Ming Bee The Progress Spelling Bee has its first boy as champion today. Richard Dale, l3-year-old eighth grader representing the Moshannon Valley Schools, outspelled 38 rival sixth, seventh and eighth graders in the llth annual Championship Bee at the Clearfield Area Senior High School lost night to end. a 10-year monopoly held by girls. He is also the first champion from the Moshannon Valley Schools in -------------------f the history of the Bee. _ _ ( _ ._ I R i c h a r d, son of Mrs. Brown Bros. Frucking Firm Sub-Divided Brown Brothers Express, Inc., one of the area's leading trucking industries for years, has been sub-divided into two separate companies wi(h the sale of its long distance hauling franchise. Blake Brown and Howard G. Brown, principal shareholders in the firm, said the long distance franchise has been .sold to Stanley Kowaski of Kenvil, N. J. The recent transaction, they said, involved 32 van trailers and five tractors. Meanwhile, some 40 dump tractor-trailers and eight other trucks were retained for local hauling of bulk materials and a new company formed called Brown Brothers Bulk Transport. Operation of the long distance franchise will continue under the name of Brown Brolhers Express, Inc. The express company is presently headquartered in a trailer pending construction of a new truck terminal in the area. Future plans call for a gradual expansion, a spokesman said. With the exception of five drivers who transferred lo the express company, all other personnel were retained by the bulk transport firm. Cable Company Welcoines Visitors Clearfield County Television .'itarted a nine-hour open house today in the New Dimeling Hotel to introduce Us TNT {Totally New Television ) program of eight channels and better reception ill the Clearfield and Curwensville areas. Several personalities from television stations were on hand to greet the public. They included Bill Cardilie of Pittsburgh's Channel 11, host of Chiller Theater, who w a s scheduled to be in the hotel from 2:30 to 4 p. m.; John Moorehead, newsman for Johnstown's Cliannel fi who w a s there from noon to 1 p. m. Refreshments and prizes will be given lo visitors until 9 p.m. iu (he hotel's dining room. Contract Signed For Rehobilitation Center PHILIPSBURG-Buchart Associates, architects, cnginners and planners of York, have been awarded the contract for designing the new $1.5 million slate rehabilitation center here. Slate Senator Daniel A, Bailey announced today. Sen. Bailey said he has received word that the General Stale Authority confirmed the signing of the contract. Loader Destroyed By Fire; Loss Set at $12,000 Area firemen responded to alarms for two fires yesterday- one of which destroyed a front-end loader at the Stott Coal Co. at One Mile Run near Philipsburg. The loss of the loader was set at more than $12,000. Philipsburg Fire Chief Richard T. Fry said the fire at 1 p. m. was caused by sparks from a juniper igniting fuel oil and coal dust. The jumper was attached to the loader and was being used by workmen in an attempt to start a diesel shovel. Attempts lo put out the fire with e.Ntinguishcrs failed and the ! Reliance and Hope fire com-' panics were called. The firemen used approximately 400 gallons of water to extinguish the blaze. The other fire was a flue fire at the home of Carl Williams at 502 Mill Road in Lawrence Township at 11:10 p. m. The Lawrence Township Fire Company No. 1 was called to the scene and eNtinguished the blaze before any (iamage was caused. Object to Name Of Shortway Interchange GRASSFL.\T - The Cooper Township Supervisors have joined several other townships in objecting to Keystone Shorl-way Interchange No. 21 being designated as the Philipsburg Interchange. In a letter to State Highway Secretary Henry D. Harral the Supcr\isors asked thai No. 21 be called the Kylerlown lnte|r-change. The lelit-r was signed by Chairmiiii Willis A. liaumgarii ner and Alberl Coble. Wallace Dale ot Hannah Street, Houtzdale, defeated Martha Beard, eighth grader of Clearfield Area Junior High School, in the final spelldown by correctly spelling "Liaison," which Martha misspelled, and the winning word, "Evanescent." Martha is Ihe daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beard of 1017 Linden St., Clearfield. Furthering the first boy domination of the championship finals was Michael McGec, 13, of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area eighth grade, who took third place. Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. McGee of Philipsburg R. D. 1, thus duplicated the achievement of an older brother, Daniel, who was third ,in the 1964 Championship Bee. All three will represent The Progress and the Area in the Western Pennsylvania Championship Bee, sponsored by The Pittsburgh Press, which will be held at Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 14. Expenses of the three spellers and their teachers will be paid by The Progress. As champion, Richard received a $50 Savings Bond from The Progress, a two-volume Brilannica World Language Dictionary from the Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., and a Capri pen and pencil set from the Paper Mate Co. last night. Runner-up Martha received a $25 Savings Bond while Michael received $10 from The Progress. A special $5 prize for the si.\th New Strife Promised If Plan Fails No Decision Reached OnAsking Immediate Resignation by Ky By ROBERT POOS SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Buddhist leaders in Saigon today reaffirmed their support of the military government's plans to hold clectiom? in three lo five months and called off future demonstrations. But Ihey threatened to send their supporters in to the streets again if the elections are not held as promised. The all-day policy session did not discuss one of the major political issues still undecided - whether (o dbmand the immediate resignation of Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's regime or allow it lo stay in office, and prepare the voting. Presumably this will be discussed later. In Ihe North, however, a demand was made for the government to step down. It was coupled with a threat of new demonstrations. The war against the Viet Cong remained at a near standstill with the U.S. 101st Airborne and the Marines carrying (he brunt of the ground effort. However, U.S. Air Force and Navy jets smashed deep into North Vict Nam on 55 missions Thursday, hitting troop barracks, oil and munition dumps, bridges and roads. The planes also caught several trucks near the Mu Gia Pass, an infiltration route lo the South where B52s created huge landslides earlier this week. Two U.S. B57 jet bombers collided over water near Da Nang, but the crewmen ejected safely. The U.S. military announced that 306 planes had been lost over North and South Viet Nam up to last Tuesday, an increase of seven since the last report 18 days ago. A call for an immediate change of leadership came from Ky's military rival, Lt. Gen, Nguyen Chanh Thi, whose ouster as 1st Corps commander a month ago set off the wave of unrest. Thi told a newsman in Da Nang: "We must have an immediate change of government. There must be a government of the people supported by the people, I don't think the people have confidence in the government of Premier Ky," A council of 10 influential monks met at the Buddhist Institute in Saigon lo thrash out the next move in a campaign that has so far forced the government lo yield to most of the Buddhist demands. A spokesman denied that the council had already demanded Ky's resignation. He said it still had not decided whether to seek the appointment of a caretaker regime to supervise the elections. "That is one of the matters to be discussed," he said. Tran Quang Thuan, the council's lay spokesman and a Please Turn lo Page 2, Col, 3 officers Are Elected, Representatives Named by Group FRENCH\'ILLE - Township representatives and officers were elected at last night's meeting of Area 3 (Down River Area) Community Action Committee in St. Marys Social Center here, Each of the four townships elected two representatives. They are: .Mrs. Millard Cole and Mrs. Hugh Hoover, Karthaus; Robert Heichcl and Ar thur Roussey, Covington; Russell Luzicr and Mrs, Richard Valimont, Girard: and Mrs. Robert Duff and Amos Taylor, Goshen. H. Lee Hebel was reelected president, while Mrs. John Askey and Mrs. Niii;i RoiiiiPii.'c were named vice president and Please Turn to Page 6, Col 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col, 2 Partly cloudy and mild through Saturday with a chance of a fev/ light showers. Low tonight 36 to 42. High Saturday 55 to 60. Sunrise 5:32-Sunsef 6:53 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 4.75 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.75 feet (stationary), Clearfield Weather Thursday low 30; High 60, Overnight low 34. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 27; High 50 . Overnight low 29. Five - Doy Forecast April 16-20: Tempsra-tures will average thres to six degrees below normal without much doy to day change. Daily normals are a high of 56 to 61 and a low of 37 to 39. Showers about Monday are expected lo average two to four-tenths of an inch. ;