Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 16, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle You know they're married when she looks at the dresses in the window and he looks at the skirts on the sidewalk. The Progress Reader's Tip Trouble on Route 219 .. . read "It Seems To Me" on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 90 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., j Saturday, April 16, T966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Demonstrators Demand Civilian Rule 3,000 Take To Lawmakers Convene Uonday... Third Assembly Session in Year Is Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG (AP) - The General Assembly will convene in another special session Monday, making it the first time in Pennsylvania history that the legislature will meet in extraordinary session three' times in one year. This also is the sixth special session called by Gov. Scranton in his four years in office. Scranton listed the following six subjects in his call Friday: Highway beautification, increased' penalties for rape, a staten'elated status for the University ot Pittsburgh, a comprehensive mental health and retardation program, advance payment of subsidies to school districts and a liberalized program of state-insured loans to college students. During even-numbered years the" regular sessions are limited fo fiscal matters and constitutional amendments. Monday's session will start at noon. This year's first special session began Feb. 28 lo deal with eight topics including consumer protection, bituminous mines subsidence and additional state police. So far, only legislation authorizing Pennsylvania to enter into an inlerglale mining compact has passed both houses. The Senate has approved legislation on all but one of the topics-consumer protection. Scranton took note of this Friday and urged the legislature, especially the Democratic-controlled House, lo take fast ac- Ihose in the eight-point session. The second session began iMarch 2 and lasted only a week. It dealt wiih congressional reapportionment. After tlie bill zipped through both houses Scranton signed it into law. The governor thought over in eluding additional milk legisla tion in the upcoming session but then decided against it, A recent statewide increase in the price lion on the new six items, plus- of milk spurred some demand for new legislation. The Palm Sunday rape of grandmother, her daughter and Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 8 In IVfVefop Incident... State Police Major Dropped Without Pay By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG (AP) - Further disciplinary action has been taken against Stale Police Maj, Willard J, Stanton who had refused 77 limes to testify at a wiretapping probe conducted by a special House committee. Acting Slate Police Commissioner Paul A, Ritlelmann Friday suspended Stanton without pay after trying lo question him about the wiretapping allegations made before the House panel last.Feb, 22. Ritlelmann said Stanton, who was accompanied by an attorney, "refused to answer questions put 16 him in reference lo his supervision of the detective bureau." In another development in the swirling stale police controversy, attorneys for former Commissioner E. Wilson Purdy asked the House committee Friday to' rescind its decision to cite him for contempt. Purdy is ready to appear before the panel "lo answer any questions" his .counsel, .Arthur L. Goldberg, said. The attorneys said that since Purdy has resigned he "is no longer bound" by Gov. Scran-ton's directive forbidding state policemen to testify on alleged wiretapping before the House committee. After Stanton declined to testify before the committee, he was relieved of his command as chief of detectives and was reassigned to the slate police academy. Del, Angelo Carcaci had told House investigators that he used wiretaps, on orders from superiors, in some investigations, Stanton was chief of bureau al the time, Pennsylvania law forbids wiretapping. When Scranton announced last week his acceptance of Purdy's resignation, the governor further announced that Stanton and Carcaci would be court martialed. Ritlelmann said that Capl. John Thompson, who sucecded Stanton as head of the detectives, was scheduled to question Carcaci "early next week." The acting commissioner added lhal he' was drafting stale- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Appeal For Spending Cut Is Unpopular By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) - An administration appeal lo the 50 slates to stem inflationary pressures by deferring unnecessary spending for construction projects is bringing little favorable reaction. Initial responses from a halt dozen governors were lhal their slates could ill afford to delay spending plans lo meet critical state needs. Only one of the first 10 lo reply - Indiana's Roger D. Branigin - indicated he would try to comply. The request to hold down unnecessary spending came in a letter sent earlier this week by Farris Bryant, the former Florida governor who took over recently as director of the Office of Emergency Planning. OEP operates as a liasion with state governors besides supervising planning of the nation's nonmili-tary defenses. Bryant wrote the governors: "The President now asks that you review stale and local expenditures in order lo defer as much new construction, capital plant investment and equipment purchases as possible." Officials said this was in line with appeals to businessmen to review investment plans, and to Please Turn lo Page 10, Col. 4 Herrmoer Soldier Killed in Truck Mishap in Texas KERRMOOR - A 25year-old Kerrmoor R. D, soldier was accidentally killed Thursday at 2:15 p. m, while driving a truck at Ft, Hood, Tex, He was Spec, 4, Richard A, Hile, son of Hubert ;H. and Sarah (Crocker) Hile of Kerrmoor R. D., Ferguson . Township. No details on the accident were available and funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Russell H. Lininger Funeral Home, Curwensville. Hile, who was assigned to the 141sl Signal Battalion at Ft. Hood, entered the Army in December 1963. He completed ba sic training at Ft. Knox, Ky., and was stationed with the 51sl Signal Battalion in Korea for 18 months, He was a 1959 graduate of Curwensville Joint High School and was employed by Advance Transformer Corp at Chicago, 111., before entering the Army. Stricken Liner In Port Ship Hit By Killer Ylave Arrives at N. Y. By JOHN VINOCUR NEW YORK (AP) - The Italian superliner Michelangelo, struck by a killer wave at sea, docked in New York today. A 33-fool-high wave smashed into the sleek, white ship Tuesday, killing 3 persons, injuring 12 and twisting her superstructure, "It fell like an explosion,' said Dr. Jay Blaskovich of San Pedro, Calif. "It was rough, I can tell you that," The 49,900-lon ship, put into transatlantic service only last May, was tossed about in a great storm thai delayed her arrival in New York by two days. Her flat at half mast, she steamed into New York Harbor in the early morning mist with a giant tarpaulin struck across her damaged superstructure like a bandage. The ship's 775 passengers praised the Italian crew and her captain, Giuseppe Soletli, "They were perfect, really a great crew," said Waller Wei-land of Munich, Germany. Some passengers said they had slept through the. storm, blissfully unaware of any impending danger. Others said Ihey had been struck by fear and haunted by the roar of the 'Junkers' Bought Back... U. S. Loses Out On German Bomb Deal Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Church News ............ Comics .................. 11 Sports ................ 6, 7 Obituaries .............. 10 Hospital News ........ 3, 9 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 School News ............ 2 Hello World ........... 12 Social News ............ 12 Fair and cool toniglit. Low in the 30s. Sunday mostly sunny and warmer. High 56 to 66. Sunrise 5:30-Sunset 6:54 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 4.70 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.68 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Friday low 34; High 56. Overnight low 36. Mid State Airport Friday low 29; High 53. Overnight low 21. Three Persons Killed Near Lewistown In Two-Car Collision LEWISTOWN, Pa. (AP)-Two cars collided.on Route 522 near this Mifflin County town Friday night, killing two men in one car and a woman in the other. Two other persons were injured. The dead are William O'Don-nell, 30, of Milroy, R.D. 1, Mifflin County; Roland Harper, about 30, of Lewistown; and Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Clearfield Taxpayers Told of Deadlines Clearfield Borough taxpayers were reminded today of deadlines for the payment of both the real estate and per capita taxes for 1965. Harold E. Wilson, tax collector, said all unpaid real estate Former Woodland Resident Killed In New Jersey Franklin N. Hazel, 26, a former resident of Pine Top, Woodland R, D., was killed instantly while walking along Route 20G near Somerville, N, J. Thursday al 11 p. m. No other details of the accident were available today. Mr, Hazel was born at Clearfield March 30, 1940 a son of Clifford F, Hazel and Clemens Maines. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kathryn McGraw Hazel, and a .son, Thomas Franklin, both of Somerville; by his father, Clifford F. Hazel of Pine By BOB HORTON WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States sold a German firm 7,562 bombs as junk for Sli.,736 two years ago and now, in wartime, is buying back 5,570 of them for $114,500, it was learned today. The Defense Department provided this information in response to questions about the transactions which Secretary Robert S. McNamara said Thursday indicate no shortage of bombs for the Viet Nani war. McNamara disclosed the repurchase duritig a press conference to answer charges by House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford that the war has been shockingly mismanaged and hampered by a bomb shortage, McNamara denied this, pointing to increasing tonnages of explosives being dropped against the Communists in the Southeast Asian ^country. Then the defense chief mcn-ioned that the United Stales was buying back 750-pound bombs from a German firm that bought them in 1964 for fertiliz- er purposes. The nitrates of bombs arc plant nutrients. In response to a question about the bomb repurchase, Mc Namara said with a laugh "Well, I would certainly hope we aren't paying more for them than we sold them for," The figures provided today show lhal the United Stales sold the bombs for $1,70 each and now is paying $21 apiece lo gel Ihcm back. The United States halted production of 750-pound bombs favored for most missions South Viet Nam, in the mid 1950s after the Korean war. Only recently did orders go out for renewed production. Due to the time required lo tool up for production, fresh supplies of the 750-poundcrs aren't scheduled to be available before July, although the secre ary said he believed the lime able can be accelerated. The repurchased bombs origi nally cost $330 each, the Penta gon said, A similar size today costs $440, m Please Turn lo Page 10, Col, 8 tB.ffleased With Reception By Mexicans SAN ANTONIO, Tex, (AP) -President Johnson's Irip to Mexico city - his first visit lo a foreign capital - may have produced little in the way of measurable results. But it has done much for the President. Johnson, eager to visit Latin America for many months, had been told by some advisers that such a trip would be unwise. That advice followed American intervention in the Dominican Republic a year ago. Now the President has stepped across the couthern border. And all portents stemming from the 24-hour trip he concluded Friday turned out favorable. In fact, Johnson said he couldn't recall a warmer welcome anywhere in the world, and he saw some pretty big Shaw Library Announces first Scholarship The Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Library at Clearfield will join libraries throughout the United States in the observance of National Library Week April 17-23. Highlight of the event was the announcement following the regular Thursday night meeling of the library's board of directors of its first library training scholarship. Applications for the $1,000 scholar,ship will be considered from college seniors who are interested in entering an accredited school of library science. It will be financed with funds from the Shaw Library's slate aid established by the Library Act of 1963, Details of the scholarship pro-gram are available by contacting Miss Mary Sommervillc, Shaw librarian, or S,F.W. Morrison, president of the board of directors. In addition, following the Na- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Please Turn lo Page 10, Col. 7 Please Turn lo Page 10, Col. 1 Da Nang Streets By BOB POOS SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Abou t 3,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Da Nang today and demanded that Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's military government give way to civilian rule. One speaker burned a copy of the go vernment's decree promising general elections in three to five months. Many of the marchers were civilian government employes. The noisy rally and march followed by a day a statement by Buddhist leaders in Saigon reaffirming support of the government's election promise. The Buddhists warned demonstrations would foU*-- if the regime did not low keep its promises. The Saigon Buddhist statement made no reference lo demands, voiced in the north, that K.v resign immediately and a transitional government take over until elections are held. The demands were made by two persistent critics of the Ky junta, Lt, Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi, and Mayor Nguyen Van Man of Da Nang. A spokesman for the Saigon Students' Union announced the union's members would go in a 48-hour hunger strike lo protest a Buddhist monk's accusation lhal student leaders had accepted a huge bribe in return for government support. The union usually has 200 lo 300 active members. In Hanoi, the North Vietnamese Communist newspaper Nhan Dan today denounced one of the moderate Buddhist leaders as "a U, S, agent under a monk's cowl," He is Thich Tam Chau, who has called for a nonviolent struggle against Ky's government but has made it clear that lo be anli-government does not mean being anti-American, The paper charged Tam Cli u was playing a double game in the current political crisis by using the Buddhist movement to put pressure on the government while also helping the government suppress the mass movement against it, A terrorist hurled a grenade at a U. S, military intelligence Jeep near Saigon's Tan Son Nhut airport today. Two U. S. soldiers in the vehicle escaped injury, but a Vietnamese civilian was slightly hurt. Court Term Opens Monday; Jurors Listed The May term of Clearfield County court opens Monday morning at 9 o'clock when the grand jury will convene and juries will be selected for the seven civil suits presently set for trial. Civil court is scheduled for next week, and the weeks of April 25 and May 2, Criminal court will open May 9. Persons called for civil court duty include: Corine Anderson, Curwensville; Cleo Anderson, Burnside; Rena Ball, Clearfield; Pauline Bennett, Curwensville, Marga ret Boal, Clearfield; Francis J Brothers, Westover R, D,; Mrs Goldie Brown..,Jtew_Millport; Marion K. Buchanan, Clearfield R, D. 1; Pete Buganza, Pen-field; Clara Bungo, Houtzdale; Alma L. Campbell, DuBois R. D. 1, Lewis C, Cathcrman, Clearfield R. D. 3; Fred W. Cochrane, Clearfield; Ruth Cochrane, DuBois; Edna Cowdcr, Clearfield R, D. 1; Bowman H, Cowdrick, Clearfield; Edith M, Dale, Houtz. dale; Edmond Diant, Houtzdale R. D.; Jolm Dides, Woodland; Waller A, Dillen, Ulahville; Py-rella Dumbleton, Osceola Mills; Avenelle Engish, Morrisdale R. D.: Sara J. Eyerly, Morrisdale, Roy A, Fink, New Millport; Mrs. Joyce Finney, Houtzdale R. D.; LeRoy C, Folmar, Grass-flat; Alma Force, Grassflat; Bombers Hit 42 Trucks In Viet Nam By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U. S. Air Force fighter bombers caught several North Vietnamese convoys in the open and destroyed 42 trucks, a record number in the 14-months long war against Communist supply lines, an Air Force spokesman said today. Twenty of the vehicles were caught in the Mu Gia -Pass, clogged by landslides in Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 2 Clearfield Woman Cited for Service Is Dead at 90 Mrs. Mayme McQuillen Cowdrick, who had earned public recognition for service lo her community, died al 2:35 p, m. Friday at her home at 30 Paul-ne Drive, West, Golden Rod Farms, al the age of 90, Mrs, Cowdrick, the widow of A. I. Cowdrick, received the 1951 Woman of the Year Award given by the Clearfield Business and Professional Women's Club in recognition of outstanding community service. In 1957 she was chosen 'Mother of the Year" by Clearfield Aerie 812 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and honored at a public ceremony in the Lyric Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 7 Red Cliinese Blast Sacking Of Eml)assy By T. JEFF WILLIAMS JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Red China today angrily de nounced the sacking of its Ja karta embassy and likened the 2,000 Indonesian Chinese riot ers to "Hitlerite hordes." China handed a protest note to Indonesian Ambassador Djawo-lo in Pekijig, Ihe official New China N^ws Agency said in Tokyo, The note charged that Chinese Embassy staff member Chao Hsiao-shou was shot in the chest and seriously wounded during the attack Friday, the news agency said. The protest also charged that First Secretary Lu Tzu-po and four other Chinese officials were beaten up and injured as the attackers rampaged through the embassy compound, smashing windows and burning furniture and papers. More than a dozen embassy Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 $500 Damage Results In Clearfield Crash More than $500 damage was caused to two vehicles in a collision on Route 322 near the stale police barracks at 3:15 a, m. today. The state police reported lhal Joseph A. Condon, 21, of Linden, N, J., had been parked along the berm and then pulled out onto the highway in the path of the car driven by Robert A. Maines, 28, of 215 Brown St., Clearfield. No one was injured in the collision. Damage to the cars was estimated at $150 to Condon's and $400 to the Maines sedan. last Tuesday's B52 raids. The others were hit on alternate routes the North Vietnamese have been trying lo use lo reach the Ho Chi Minh TraU leading south through Laos and Cambodia. The alternates are mostly trails with none of the advantages of Highway 15, now described as in a state of chaos around the area of the mountain pass. The raids Friday by Air Force and Navy carrier bombers totaled 49 strikes against the north, Thunderchiefs peeled off from the assault on the Mu Gia Pass convoy lo destroy a highway bridge al Dong Ca Thom, not far from the pass and about 60 miles north of the 17lh Parallel border. Eight miles south of there a truck park was struck three times. Navy planes from the carriers Kitty Hawk and Ticonderoga hit 40 targets on 29 missions, destroying 10 junks and a barge 34 miles southwest of Thanh Hoa and two more cargo junks 29 miles north of Vinh, Air power was unleashed in South Viet Nam as well with two B52 raids on enemy troop concentration areas early today in Quang Tri Province, 55 miles northwest of Hue. The Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese infiltrating the south have used this area for assembling and supply before trekking south to jungle and paddy battle sectors. The Air Force claimed during the day lo have found a base camp 10 miles southwest of Saigon which had been used by the mortar squads which blasted the Tan Son Nhut airfield. The airfield raid killed seven Americans, wounded 155 including Vietnamese, and knocked out a number of combat planes and helicopters. American authorities refuse to say how many planes were put out of action. The Viet Cong base included underground fa- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Minutes To Spare... Taxpayers Race Clock With 1965 Returns Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 of' TV CABLE OFFICIALS talk over yesterday's successful open house held in the New Dimeling Hotel at Clearfield to introduce Clearfield County Television's new system for Clearfield and Curwensville area viewers. From left are: Gordon Fuqua of New York, executive vice president of Television Communications Corp., the parent firm; Fred Schwab, manager of Clearfield County Television; and James Cova-naugh of New York, vice president and comptroller of the parent firm. More than 1,000 adults plus a large number of youngsters toured the coble firm and area television dealers' display. (Progress Photo) By GAYLORD SHAW WASHINGTON (AP) - Ro-dolfo Rodriguez licked a stamp, placed it on the envelope and took his place in the line at the letter drop. "Nine minutes to spare," he smiled as his 1965 income tax return disappeared into the slot. Rodriguez and his wife, Deli-ta, drove 12 miles from their suburban Greenbelt, Md., home lo the main Washington post office Friday night, joining millions of other Americans in the annual April 15 dash lo post offices to beat the midnight dead- line for filing their federal tax returns, Rodriguez filled oul his return in the post office lobby. About 100 other persons were working feverishly, doing the same as midnight neared. They leaned against walls or queued up for writing space at counters, "Don't bother me. Don't you know what time it is?" one man said with a look of exasperation when a reporter asked why he had waited until the last minute lo complete his return. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Cold Freezer A Hot Item This freezer was a pretty hoi item when it came to finding a buyer through a Progress Classified .^d. U was sold the first day ad appeared. Makes you wonder if there are some more folks around who might be in the market for a freezer! G. E. CHEST TYPE FREEZER: 8 cubic foot, with baskets, excellent condition, $75, Phone Clearfield 765-4583. 3:23-4d.b(21) To Buy, Sell, Rent. Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 76S-553S Or Vour Nearest Progress Office.