Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 19, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle The only two who can live as cheaply as one are the flea and the dog. The Progress Readers Tip Sen. J. W. Fulbright is the topic of tonight's 'The World Today' on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 92 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, April 19, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 12 PAGES TODAY North Viet Nam Power Plant Bombed Facility Near Chief In Preparation for Retess... State Lawmakers Brace For Extended Sessions HARRISBURG (AP) - The House and Senate are braced for extended sessions this week in order to clear their desks of as much major legislation as possible before taking an election recess. Senate plans are to meet three and possibly four days before quitting until May 23, one week after the; May 17 primary, Democrcrtic House majority leader Joshua Eilberg said that chamber would meet at least through Wednesday and it was "very likely" that it also would return next week -^-��-ffor a day or two before ad- win .1 journing until after the -pri More funds Requested.., Philipsburg-Osceola IOC Discusses Taxes PHILIPSBURG - Taxes were discussed at length last night by the Interim Operating Committee of the Philips-burg-Osceola Area School District during the regular monthly meeting in the senior high school library here. Harold W. Keller reported on a meeting of the tax committee. It was pointed out that an additional source of revenue is needed to avoid a deficit budget and the tax committee agreed that the occupational tax included in Act kSn would offer the most Fire Destroys Vacant House Near Bigler BIGLER - The B-J-W Fire Company, aided by volunteers from the Wallaceton and Morris Township companies, battled a blaze early this morning in a vacant farmhouse between Bigler and Dale. The fire destroyed the house on the Gearhart homestead with a loss set at $10,000. A B-J-W fireman said the house was owned by Tom Gearhart, who op-crates a nearby farm. The firemen were called out at 1:30 a. m. and were on the scene for some five hours. Firemen said they think the blaze was caused by animals chewing through electrical wires. The house, located about V/2 miles from Bigler, contained a few pieces of furniture. Ten men from B-J-W answered the alarm. A spokesman for the company reminded Bradford Township residents that the following numbers may be called to report a fire: day caUs, 857-7101 or 857-7.506; night calls, 857-7385 or 857-7643. Clearfield Boat Club Plans Projects For Season on River The Clearfield Outboard Boating Club is laying the groundwork for another season of activity on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. At a meeting held last night in Junior High West, the club authorized Robert Fike to install t�ie boat docks at Lower Wilmer Park. It was noted that 48 steel barrels are needed to replace barrels now being used in the (lock area. Anyone interested in donating barrels is asked to contact Air. Fike at 765-6612. In other matters, Jess Hcnch-barger was instructed to take charge of getting the lower dam into condition for the season. Plans were also made for a project to raise money for rescue and safety equipment. It was suggested by H. W. Brown, membership chairman, that anyone interested in joining the club contact him or any member and plan to attend the next meeting in Room 12, Junior High West, on May 2. Curwensville Event Sloted April 30 CURWENSVILLE - Saturday, April 30, is the date for the third annual Curwensville borough banquet here at the VFW, not next Saturday as slated in a story yesterday. Tickets for the "Dutch treat" affair, which will recognize area businesses, have all been sold, according to Borough Council president Frank Harzinski. To Flush Hydrants CURWENSVILLE - The Pike Township Municipal Authority announced today that it will flush fire hydrants and wash down borough streets tomorrow afternoon and Thursday morning. feasible solution to this matter. The recommendation approved by majority vote of the tax committee listed the following levies: 25 mills on real estate, $10 per capita tax, one-half per cent wage tax and $10 occupational tax. Robert R. Granville raised a question as to the tax equalization of this recommendation and after lengthy discussion the matter was referred back to the committee. The committee is to hold a special meeting tomorrow evening in the senior high library with David L. Baird, solicitor, and County Superintendent Fred Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 mary. The Senate, in preparation for the primary break, immediately released two bills for floor action in the third special session of the year which convened at noon Monday. One bill sets up machinery to make the University of Pittsburgh a slate-related institution while the other authorizes advance subsidy payments to financially troubled school districts. The latter measure has been assigned the highest priority by Republican majority leader Stanley G. Stroup, who has said he hopes to have the bill approved before the senate finished its business for the week. The Senate also received a compromise bituminous mine subsidence bill from the House, approved by that chamber 193-6, and promptly released it for floor action. House activity today is expected to be dominated by a vote on contempt resolutions seeking to cite at least three state police officers for failure to appear before a special committee investigating the affairs of the department. Before the citations are presented, the committee is to meet al 11 a.m. to decide whether to include former Commissioner E. Wilson Purdy in the proceedings in Ijghl of the fact that his attorneys have said he stands Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Quick OK For School Subsidy Bill Urged By PAUL ZDINAK HARRISBURG (AP)-Calling it the most important bill of this third special session. Senate majority leader Stanley G. Stroup says he hopes the school subsidy bill will be passed this week. The bipartisan bill which he and seven others introduced Monday would provide $50 million in advance subsidy payments to school districts for the 1966-67 fiscal year starting July 1. Gov. Scranton also is urging quick passage. "The districts, particularly their boards of education preparing budgets, are wailing lo see if they can rely on additional money and thus avert the necessity of increasing local taxes," Stroup said. The bill was given fast com-millce approval and sent to the Senate floor for action by the chamber as a whole. Also given swift committee approval was a bill to make the University of Pittsburgh a stale-related institution. Sen. Robert D. Fleming, R-Allegheny, called this the most important of the six topics in the session. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Houtzdale Council Awards Contract For Street Jobs HOUTZDALE-Borough Coun cil held a special meeting last night and opened bids for the improvement of four streets, the construction of storm sewers, and placement of some curbing. The contract was awarded lo the low bidder. Midland Contractors, Inc., of Bellefonte, which submitted a bid of $13,509. Centennial, Don, Hannah and George streets are slated for improvements under the program. Council voted lo adopt Daylight Saving Time. It will start Sunday and continue to the last Sunday in October. Plans were also discussed for a borough-wide clean-up program lo start immediately and Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Progress Salesman Named to New Post Joseph Farrell, for 10 years a salesman in The Progress local advertising department, has been named assistant circulation manager of The Progress, it was announced today by W. K. Ulerich, Progress publisher. The circulation department is headed by C. Burton Thomas Jr. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Hints From Heloise .... 12 Comics ................. 11 News From Around World 2 Sports ................ 6, 7 Obituaries................2 Hospital News ........ 7, 9 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .......... 3, 12 Today in History ........ 4 Pa. Lawmaker Set To Offer Wiretap Data By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - Rep. Herbert Fineman was prepared to go before the House today with docuihientation intended to show that former Commissioner E. Wilson Purdy knew of wiretapping equipment purchases by the state police. Fineman, D-Philadelphia, a controversial member of the committee which first heard allegations of illegal wiretapping activities by the force, planned to offer the informalion as a prelude to a House vote on precedent-setting contempt resolutions. But before the matter reaches the House floor, the committee plans to meet to decide whether to include Purdy in the con-tempi proceedings as originally contemplated. The committee's reassessment was prompted by the fact that Purdy's lawyers announced last Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Houtzdale Boy Finds Noveit In Trip From Home HOUTZDALE - When two year-old Scotty Tubo got lost last night he did it in a safe place. But he had his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Tubo, the Houtzdale firemen and a good-| many area residents worried for almost two hours. The little boy wandered away from his house at about 5:45 p. m. When his parents could n't find him they called for help from the firemen. It was believed that he had walked off into a wooded area known locally as The Laurels. Joseph Carlin, 16, who rode his motorcycle through the woods as part of a search party, said that someone finally found Scotty a I 7:30 p. m. safe inside the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church near his home. Now they're trying lo figure out how he got into the church. Grampian Minister Is Still in Coma; Gifts Welcomed GRAMPIAN-The Rev. Douglas Hine-Buller, Grampian minister who was seriously injured in a traffic accident six weeks ago, remains in a coma in the Presbyterian Hospital at Pittsburgh. Thomas Rancik, a close friend of the minister, said today that the Rev. Mr. Butler's condition is unchanged. A special fund set up to help the family meet expenses is still open. Contributions may be sent to the Curwensville State Bank. In a statement made today on Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 lyndo Bird Given Loud Ovof ion . Julie Christie, Lee Marvin, 'Sound of Music' Win Oscars Bv GENE HANDSAKER SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Britain's Julie Christie, rugged Lee Marvin and "The Sound of Music" won the top Oscars - with the President's daughter Lynda Bird Johnson a guest star in the audience. The blonde Miss Christie was honored at Monday night's 38th annual Academy Awards as an English model who sleeps her way to success with a succession of'high and low society figures in "Darling." Hands to face, sobbing but gleeful, she gasped: "1 don't know what to say except to thank everyone concerned - especially my darling John Schlesinger (the director) for this wonderful picture." Said Marvin, the roaring drunk gunfighter "Cat Bal-lou," after prolonged, thunderous applause indicating a popular choice: "Half of this (Oscar) belongs to a horse someplace out in the valley" - a reference to the dilapidated nag he rode in the Western film. II was one of the hardest-lo-prcdict Oscar races in years. Much sentiment favored Rod Steiger as "The Pawnbroker." There were predictions that "Ship of Fools" or "Doctor Zhi-vago" would win as best picture. One of the closest contests was between two Julies, good friends. Julie Andrews - who didn't win for "The Sound of Music" - did accept an Oscar for its director, Robert Wise, now at work on another picture in Hong Kong. "It gives me the greatest pleasure to accept," said Miss Andrews, radiant in an orange gown. "I know he's heartbroken not being here this evening." The brilliantly melodic "Sound of Music" - in which Miss Andrews was again nominated for her role as a governess as when she won in "Mary Poppins" a year ago - won the best picture award. The award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role went to Martin Balsam in "A Thousand Clowns." He played a "quare" business success, the older brother of happy-go-lucky Jason Robards. Best performance by an actress in a supporting role: Shelley Winters brutal mother of a blind girl in "A Patch of Blue." It was Miss Winters' second supporting-actress Oscar - the first such twin victory for any actress. She won in 1959 as a dowdy Dutch housewife in "The Diary of Anne Frank " The supposedly blind girl of "A Patch of Blue" - Elizabeth A Soldier Looks At the Other War The Education Crisis (Editor's Note: This is the second in a random series of articles by Capl. Robert M. Sheriff of Chester Hill on his observations as a U, S. Army advisor in South Viet Nam. In this article he talks about the war on the education crisis. The captain has offered lo answer questions submitted by Progress readers on Viet Nam. They may be addressed to: News Editor, The Progress, Clearfield.) By Capt. Robert M. Sheriff AN KHE, South Viet Nam (Special to The Progress)-One of the many misfortunes of war is the inability of government to properly educate children ' in a combat zone. Even though these children are, in many ^ respects, wise beyond their years due to hard- ship and experience, the many benefits realized through formal education are foimd to be lacking as the children mature. They fail to take a progressive part in society due to lack of higher degrees and exchange of ideas. In South Viet Nam the problem is compounded because many children live in areas raided or controlled by the Viet Cong. Even though teaching is an honored profession here the Please Turn to Page 5, Col. 4 VIETNAMESE SCHOOLHOUSE - This simple building, with corrugated metal sides and roof, resembles a school bus shelter in the United States. But in South Viet. Nam it's the school for these children playing outside. Insurance Firm Is Defendant In The only case to be tried during the Alay term of Clearfield County civil court opened this morning. Actually the trial involves two cases being tried as one. Both involve insurance claims resulting from a traffic accident in 1963 and the defendant in each is -the Home Mutual Casualty Co. The plaintiffs in one suit are Anthony Murawski and his father, Bernard A. Murawski, both of Houtzdale. In the other the plaintiff is Airs. Constance Wasilko of Houtzdale. Both the Muravvskis and Mrs. Wasilko were awarded verdicts in an earlier trial brought against the driver responsible for the accident. They contend now that the insurance company failed to pay these claims. The other five civil cases originally scheduled for trial during the May court term have been continued by order of the court. Two Cars Damaged In Clearfield Mishap, Driver Is Arrested Some $200 damage was caused to each of two cars in a collision at 9:55 a. m. yesterday at the intersection of Clearfield's East Market and Fourth streets. Police Chief Charles C. Ed-miston said that Lawrence B. Crawford, 28, of Altoona, going south on Fourth Street, hit the mid-section of the other vehicle traveling east on Market Street and driven by Winena M. AIc-Cracken, 40, of Clearfield R.D. 1. Please Turn lo Page 10, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Fliers Uninjured As Pilot Overshoots Runwoy Near Allport ALLPORT - Two fliers escaped injury at 9:40 o'clock last night when their plane crashed at Alberts Airport two miles v/esl of here. Authorities said that Fred Wheeler of Woodland R, D., the pilot, overshot the end of the runway. Neither he nor his passenger, Raymond Henson, were injured and only minor damage was reported lo the plane, a 175 Cessna. State troopers checked the scene last night. The crash is being further investigated today by Federal Aviation Agency authorities and a state trooper from Lock Haven who is assigned lo the Pennsylvania Aeronautics Commission. Mansfield Prods II. S. To Put Out Viet Peace Feelers By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield prodded the State Department today to put out diplomatic feelers for an Asian peace conference on Viet Nam. Acting entirely on his own, Mansfield offered what he called a new approach to possible negotiations. He proposed in the Senate Monday that Hanoi, Peking and "such elements In South Viet Nam as may be essential to the making and keeping of a peaceful settlement" be --tinvited to meet in Burma or Port City Attack Is Second In Two Days On Red Heartland By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)-U.S. jet fighter-bombers raided North Viet Nam's heartland for the second consecutive day, pounding a major plant just outside Haiphong Monday nighl, a U. S. spokesman reported. Following close on the attack Sunday on missile sites near Hanoi, two Navy planes in a low level, radar-controlled attack dropped about 15 tons of bombs on the Uong Bi power plant 14 miles northeast of North Viet Nam's chief port. The pilots reported showers of explosions and said the lights of Haiphong went out at once. The plant provides 15 per cen.l of North Viet Nam's electricity, including a third of the power Haiphong uses and one-fourth of the needs of the capital 60 miles lo the west. Navy planes raided the Uong Bi plant twice in December before the start of a 37-day bombing pause. After the second raid Dec. 22, it was reportedly almost totally destoyed, but the spokesman said today it apparently had been rebuilt. Neither Hanoi nor Haiphong has been hit by U. S. air attack, but American planes brought the war cloee lo the capital Sunday with attacks on missile sites 15 and 17 miles south and soutii-wesl of Hanoi. Pilots reported both sites were engulfed in flames. The raid Monday night was carried out by Iwin-jel A5 Intruders, a subsonic plane designed to deliver big payloads on low-level attacks. 'They came from the carrier Kilty Hawk and reported only light, ineffective anliaircrafl fire, although both Haiphong and Hanoi are said to be ringed with Soviet-built antiaircraft missile sites. The Viet Cong have been elusive of late. Some U.S. officers speculated the guerrillas were short of supplies. Others thought they might be waiting for the rainy season in five or six weeks to try to take the offensive. The ground war against the Viet Cong continued without any significant contact reported Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Sandy Township Man Named New Warden At County Jail Appointment of John Sherko-sky of Sandy Township to be warden al the Clearfield County Jail was announced today by Sheriff Bill Charncy. Mr. Shcrkosky, who had been serving as a deputy in the sheriff's office since February, succeeds James Ellringham of Curwensville, who submitted his resignation last week. At the same lime Sheriff Char-ney said that he has named Raymond Rowles of Glen Richey as turnkey. He replaces Olen Norris who terminated his duties at the jail last week. Sheriff Charney said the appointments are effective immediately and that Mrs. Sherko-sky will serve as matron at the jail. The Sherkoskys have four children, two of them still al home. Applications Ready For County Veterans Clearfield County veterans who qualify for educational benefits under the new GI bill can now pick up applications in the Veterans Administration office in the courthouse annex. V'A County Director Charles W. Pierce said that his office will be open until 8 p. m. Friday for the benefit of persons who cannot come to the office during normal daily hours. Veterans who served on ac- Plcase Turn to Page 2. Col. 2 Food Distribution Set PHILIPSBURG - Surplus food will be distributed here Friday from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. in the Reliance Fire Hall on North Third Street. Friends or neighbors will not be given the food allotments of recipients unless they have signed authorization. Japan. Asked in a subsequent interview what hope there is for such a conference, in view of North Viet Nam's rejection of previous peace feelers, he replied: "It's up to the diplomats to see if they can't arrange such a meeting. I would hope that our State Department representatives would consult with Burmese and Japanese officials and suggest such action." Afansfield said he does not believe that avenue has been explored sufficiently. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey told the National Democratic Women's Campaign Conference Monday night that President Johnson "spends Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 1 Clearfield United Fund Sends $4,004 Check To Cancer Society The Clearfield Area United Fund has forwarded a check amounting to $4,004 to the Clearfield Chapter of the Ameri-can Cancer Society. The Chapter is not a member of the United Fund. In a letter to Airs. Edythe Uplinger, executive director of the Chapter, Carl A. Belin Jr., president of the Clearfield Area United Fund, said: "Enclosed find a check payable to the Clearfield Chapter of the American Cancer Society in the amount of $4,004. This represents the pledges of 2,705 subscribers of Clearfield Area Please Turn lo Page 2, Col. 3 Major Storm Sweeps Wide Areas of West By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A major spring storm moved out of the Rocky Mountains into the Plains today, while heavy rain and hail hit the south-central states. The Weather Bureau said the .spring storm would sweep northeast across the midconti-nenl in a mixture of severe weather. Lander. Wyo., measures 20 inches of snow early today. Five to 10 inches were recorded elsewhere across Wyoming and in parts of western Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota. Heavy snow warnings were up for the Dakotas and Minnesota, with local blizzard conditions. Warnings for livestock and hazardous driving continued across a wide area from the Rockies through the northern and central Plains. Tulsa, Okla., measured hail the size of golf balls, while Springfield, Mo., also was hit Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Considerable cloudiness and warmer tonight with occasional showers, low In the 50s. Wednesday mostly cloudy with scattered showers, possibly a thun-dershower, and not much change in temperature. High generally in the 70s. Sunrise 5:26-Sunset 6;57 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 4.30 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.28 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Monday low 36; High 66. Overnight low 43. Precipitation .02 inches. Mid State Airport Monday low 27; High 56. Overnight low 45.