Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 18, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle It's not only the cats that lick themselves with their tongues. The Progress Readers Tip Pollster Samuel Lubcll comments on Medicare. See Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 91 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, April 18, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Planes Strike Near Hanoi H'liiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiu I News From Around The Worid ... i I Chinese Ending \ I Indonesia Aid \ I By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | = TOKYO - Angered by the sacking of its embassy S g in Jakarta, Communist China told Indonesia's new = = government today it is terminating its economic as- 5 = sistance and withdrawing Chinese c^cperts. The Chinese = = action came three days after 2,000 Indonesians of = 5 Chinese descent sacked the Chinese Embassy in Jak- = = arta. They were voicing their disapproval of Peking's 5 = hostile attitude toward Indwiesia's anti-Communist = 5 regime. = = Iraq Struggle Prospects Subside = = BAGHDAD, Iraq. - Prospects for a power strug- = = glc in Iraq appeared to subside today after Maj. Gen. = 5 Abdel Rahman Aref, the army chief of staff, was = = named to succeed his dead brother as president. Rah- = E man Aref was chosen by the Cabinet and Defense E = Council at a midnight meeting Saturday eight hours r = fater the state funeral for President Abdel Salam E E Aref, killed in a helicopter crash last Wednesday. E I Cuban Exile's Home Bombed E E MLAMI, Fla. - The second unexplained bombing E E of a Cuban exile's home in as many weeks exploded E E on the fifth anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion. S E No one was injured Sunday when a bomb demolished > S E one car, damaged another and shattered windows out- E E side the home of the brother of a former Cuban presi- E S dent. E 1 Abel Tells of Union Aid to Israel 1 S PHILADELPHIA - I. W. Abel, president of The = S United Steelworke^-s union, says labor unions" in S S America "have purchased in excess of $16 million E E in Israel bonds down through the years." Abel made E E the comment at a dinner Sunday night honoring Hugh S s Carcella on his 10th anniversary as director of the E E USWs District 7. He was presented also with the Elea- E E nor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award. E E Uses of Satellites Discussed = E HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Space scientists Dr. Wern- E E her von Braun says satellites may be used to count E E noses as well as radiation and other more compli- E S cated things in the future. Speaking to the League E S of Municipalities convention Sunday night, Von Braun S s said satellites also could be used to spot crop dis- = E eases and aid in water management. s = President Ending Texas Vacation | S SAN ANTOMO, Tex. -- President Johnson neared = E the end of his springtime holiday in Texas today. E E Johnson, who flew, to his LBJ Ranch April- 7 for Eas- | S ter, was expected to return to Washington late tonight S E with Mrs. Johnson, who will entertain 3,000 Democra- E S tic women at a White House tea Tuesday. E ^llllilllilllllllllMlllllllilllllillllllllMlllilllllllllllllllllllMlllllllllllllllllii Fire Destroys Truck Saturday A short in the wiring of a truck caused a fire at the Samuel Lansberry garage at Woodland at 6:15 p. m. Saturday which resulted in some $15,?po damage. The major part of the loss- $15,000 resulted from the destruction of the truck. The remaining $200 damage was to the garage. The BJW Fire Company fought the blaze. The Clearfield firemen were called to the scene and were there about an hour. No damage resulted from a bursh fire yesterday afternoon near Porter's Bridge in Lawrence Township. This fire was put out by the Hyde Fire Company. Elsewhere, Curwensville firemen were called for three grass fires over the weekend and a minor house fire this morning. There was no damage. Today at 9:19 a. m. firemen were summoned to a home at the corner ol George and Walnut streets after some wood stacked near a furnace caught fire. Firemen threw the buring wood out a cellar window. Two grass fires on Saturday were located in the Windy Hill section and near Oak Hill Ceme- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Retired Store Official Joins Tlie Progress Advertising Stoff Chnrles H. Hughes, who rc-lireri recently as manager of the W. T. Grant Co.'s Clearfield slorc after 37 years with the chain organization, has joined Ific staff of The Progress, W. K. Ulcrich, publisher of the newspaper, announced today. Mr. Hughes will be in charge of regional and chain slorc account.'! undci- /\d\ertising Director William C. Plummer and will work with Fielail Advertising Manager (lilbcrt D. Frame and niher slaff members of the ad-viM-lising depart m o n I, Mr. Ulcricli .s.nid, .Mr. lliiglies is currently presi-(k'lil of llu- newly-iirfianized rit-arfield Merchants Association. Moore Is Named Assistant District Highway Engineer Leonard P. Moore, abcve, has been promoted to assistant district engineer in the Clearfield office of the Highway Depart ment. State Highway Secretary Henry D. Harral said that Mr. Moore, 38, will be in charge of preconstruction work for the eight-county Clearfield district under the supervision of Stanton C. Funk. The Clearfield district is comprised of Clinton, Centre, Mc Kean, Potter, Elk, Cameron,Mil flin and Clearfield counties and is responsible for 3,500 miles of state maintained highways. A 1953 civil engineer graduate of Bucknell University, Mr. Moore is a registered professional engineer. Please Turn lo Page 6. Col, 4 Curwensville Banquet Tickets Sold Out CURWENSVILLE - Next Saturday's third annual borough banquet, a "Dutch treat" affair for government, industrial and business leader.s of the Curwensville area, is a sellout. Frank Harzinski, president of borough council, said tickets were to have been made available to the general public this week liut tiiere arc none left to sell, All 150 tickets have been purchased by municipal officers. Please Turn to Piigc 2, Col. 6 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Heloise .... 16 Comics ................. 15 Sports ............... io, 11 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... 14 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .......... 8, 16 Today in History ........ 4 School News ............ 13 Farm News .............. 3 A Soldier m Viet Nam ... 14 Area Servicemen ...... 3, 9 More on Road Safety - 5 Viet Power Struggle ..... 7 Four Injured In District Road Mishaps Four persons were injured in two of three traffic accidents in the Clearfield County-Moshan-non Valley over the weekend. Damage in the mishap totaled some $3,400. Three of the victims were injured in a two-car accident on Route 322 about a half mile east of Clearfield at 9:10 a.m. Sunday. Mrs. Olga E. Schrenk, 60, of Kenmore, N.Y., one of the drivers, was admitted to the Clearfield Hospital with a broken hand and wrist and neck and leg injuries. She is listed in fair condition. Her husband, Robert Schrenk, and the other driver, 16-year-old Daniel R. Kane of 508 S. Second St., Clearfield, were treated at the hospital and released. Mr. Schrenk suffered cuts of the forehead and Mr. Kane, scratches of the neck and leg. The state police said Kane lost control of his car, and crossed the center line, hitting the oncoming Schrenk car head-on. The Schrenk car was damaged to the extent of $1,500. Damage to the 1956 Kane sedan was set at $150. A Clearfield R. D. driver, James K.-Borst; 23vwas chaTg^ with driving to the left of the center of the highway after his car hit a parked car on Weaver Street at 1:27 p. m. yesterday. Borough police who investigated the accident said Borst was traveling south on Weaver Street near West Market and went to the extreme left, hitting the parked car owned by John R. Crago Inc. Damage to the parked car was estimated at $400 and to the Borst sedan at $350. Elsewhere,* a car overturned in the Philipsburg area and a girl was injured. Miss Janice Prohaska, 16, of Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Township Officiols Invited to Special Meeting at Grampian Township supervisors and secretaries of Clearfield County have been invited to a special procedural meeting Thursday night in the Penn Grange Hall at Grampian. Clifford E. Zilleox of Luthers-burg, secretary of the Clearfield County Association of Township Supervisors, said the meeting will begin at 8 p. m. Arrangements for it have been made by the program committee of the county association. Please Turn to. Page 6, Col. 1 Turmoil Speeded Viet Timetable, Senators Are Told By HARRY KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Dean Rusk told senators today the result of political turmoil in Viet Nam has been to "speed up the time table" for elections in that troubled country. Rusk, the first Cabinet officer to be questioned in public by senators since the drive for elections broke out in Viet Nam during congress's Easter recess, said he understood the election of a constitution - making assembly will be held in August, "It has been apparent throughout these recent discussions that there is general agreement among all of the participants that they reject the Viet Cong and the efforts of Hanoi to impose a political solution upon the South by force," said Rusk. He added: "It is important of course that these political processes proceed on the basis of solidarity on the eventual aims with respect to South Viet Nam even though, as we ourselves learn, the construction of a basic constitutional arrangement is a complicated and difficult matter." Rusk's testimony came after Barry Goldwater charged President Johnson is playing politics with the Vietnamese war by trying to keep it at "a low level" to save Democratic seats in next fall's'congressional elections. "We're not exerting our full air power against the enemy, and I don't think that is playing Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Annual Oscar Awards To Be Given Tonight By GENE HANDSAKER SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Ending two months' suspense for nominees and fans, the movie academy presents its 38th annual Oscar awards tonight for -An auditorium audience of 2,800 including Lynda Bird Johnson and her beau, actor George Hamilton. -C 0 a s t-to-coast television viewers seeing it for the first time in color. The stage setting at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is described as one of the most lavish yet. It features two dozen Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Strike Illegal, Coal Operators Tell Union WASHINGTON (AP) - The bituminous Co^l Operators Association told the United Mine Workers Union today the strike of coal miners is illegal. As thousands of striking miners prepared to return to work, the operators fired off a telegram lo UMW President W. A. (Tony) Boyle in which they said the strike violated laws and a valid labor agreement. "Delay in bringing this damaging situation to conclusion is intolerable," the operators said. "Bituminous Coal Operators Association members direct us to continue meeting with you at the earliest possible moment. We are available' to resume meetings at any time you are available," Until today, most of the striking miners had failed to heed last week's back-to-work order from union headquarters. It was the largest work stoppage in the soft coal mines in 15 years. More than 50,000 men were idled for the past week while the United Mine Workers and the Bituminous Coal Operators Association remained at odds in Washington over a new contract. An estimated 19,000 were still off the job today. Here was the situation in the states where the miners were returning: Pennsylvania - At least 1,800 returning to work early Monday in Indiana County mines. Illinois-An estimated 7,000 of Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 R. �. Scfiucfcer, Active Clearfield Leader, Dies Raymond E. Schucker Sr., 60, of 6J0 S. Second St., Clearfield, plant wire chief of the Bell Telephone Company at Clearfield, died yesterday at about 2:15 a. m. in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital at Philadelphia. Mr. Schucker joined the telephone company as . switchman at Altoona in 1924. He held various Bell positions there before being transferred to Clearfield in 1941. He was a past president of the John Davis Council of the Telephone Pioneers of America, an organization of veteran telephone employes. A native of Altoona, Mr. Schucker was born April 3, 1906, a son of Joshua and Blanche (Robb) Schucker. He was a Lawmakers Await New Session Six Subjects To Be Presented Today To General Assembly HARRISBURG (AP) - The 1966 General Assembly, still immersed in a regular fiscal meeting and an eight-point special session, faced a record-breaking third special session today. It also marks the sixth extraordinary session called by Gov, Scranton in his four years in office, another state record. La.st Friday the governor proclaimed a special session to convene toin some time. Even dry flies, rarely used so early in the season, were taking trout on some streams. Saturday's turnout of anglers was considered to be one of the largest in some years. Section of Route 53 Will Be Resurfaced HARRISBURG - Plans for resurfacing of Route 53 between Houtzdale and Osceola Mill,? were announced today by State Senator Daniel A. Bailey in a telctihone call from the state capilol. Sen. Bailey said Ihe Slate Highway De()artnient will advertise for bids for the 4.33nulc project. The work will consist of resurfacing the existing pavement with a bituminous surface ranging from 20 to 22 fi'Ot in width. NEW riEARFIELD ATTORNEY J. Richard Mattern is congratulated by Judge John A. Cherry this morning after he was admitted to the Clearfield County Bar Association. (Progress Photo) Two Housing Areas Lose Electrical Power Country Cluli Hills and lli-;li-view \'illauc honu's wore li'.:lil-cd hy candles and lanterns last ni?lit (or about a half liour when the electrical power ucni off at 8 p. m. A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Electric Company said this morning that the Carbon Substation which serves the area was taken out of st-rMeo lor emergency repairs after a loose connection was found in the main switch. Former Clearfield Merchant found Dead Near Home WOODLAND - Paul Edward Gross, 63, of \yoodland R. D., was pronounced dead on arrival at the Clearfield Hospital yesterday at 3:20 p. m. He was found lying in a field near his homd where he had been burning brush. Clearfield County Coroner Ralph M. Geer allribuled Mr. Gross' death to a possible heart attack and burns. The case is being investigated by Slate Police Fire Marshall John Paxlon. Mr. Gross was born at Karthaus March 14, 1903, a son of the late John T. and Lulu (Rider) Gross. He married the former Mary Barton on Nov. 27, 1923, at Huntingdon. Employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Toledo and Detroit area for 15 years, Mr. Gross then came lo Clearfield and owned and operated the Clearfield Sporting Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Partly cloudy and warmer tonight with showers, low in the 40s. Variable cloudiness Tuesday with scattered showers, high 67 to 72. Sunrise 5:27 - Sunset 6:56 Clearfield River level Sunday 7 p. m. - 4.62 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.62 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 29; High 72. Overnight low 38. Mid-State Airport Sunday low 24; High 59. Overnight low 29. Five-Day Forecaslr April 19-23: Temperatures will average one to three degrees below normal. The normal higlis range from 53 to 62 and the norinol lows from 33 lo 40. Tuesday will be cooler, Thursday will be warmer, then cooler ogain at the end of the week. Rainfall will total from one-half to three-quarters of an Inch occurring as showers on Tuesday ond again late Friday and Saturday. 54357?