Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 23, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Many of us would be delighted to pay as we go, if we could only catch up from paying as we've gone. The Progress Readers Tip "Viewing Harrisburg" on Page 4 looks at ballot questions. Vol. 60 - No. 96 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curv/ensvilie, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday,'April 23, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY 81 Killed in Charter Flight Crash 17 Survive in Airliner Carrying Army Recruits By CARL ROGAN ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) - A chartered airliner crashed in the foothills of the rugged Arbuckle Mountains in southern Oklahoma Friday night, killing 81 of its 98 passengers, most of them Army recruits preparing for advanced basic training. Seventeen survivors of the crash, which occurred when the huge turboprop overshot a converted World War II air base runway, were hospitalized, most of them in critical condition. The dead were taken to a temporory morgue set up in Ardmore's Civic Auditorium. There, 81 bodies were counted within a few hours after scores of rescuers began Reds Slip Through Allied Trap Regiment Mauled But Mokes Escape Into Viet Jungle By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) _ A regiment of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops slipped through an allied trap today and, though badly mauled, escaped into the jungles. The regiment, almost surrounded by U. S. Marines and South Vietnamese government troops six miles northwest of Quang Ngai, apparently found a hole in the perimeter and faded off to the west. A U. S. military spokesman said allied forces had gone in on tips from a Viet Cong defector to get at the 1st Viet Cong Regiment and the 21st North Vietnamese Regiment. The two units were forced together after they were battered by U. S. Marines in Operations Utah and Texas in March. What was left took a new mauling but not as much as the allied officers had expected. The original figure of 257 Communists killed over a 48-hour fire fight was scaled down to 220. Allied casualties were described as light. Most of the 220 dead Communists were victims of air and artillery attacks, spokesmen said. The operation named Hot Springs also resulted in more than 100 weapons captured from the Communists, including a score of .50 caliber machine guns and 57 mm recoilless rifles. Air attacks over North Viet Nam Friday cost the U. S. Air Force two planes. A Voodoo on a special photo reconnaissance was shot down by ground fire northeast of Hanoi and the pilot was listed as missing. An F105 Thundcrchief fighter bomber was hit by automatic weapons fire about 40 miles northwest 6t Hanoi and the pilot was also recorded as missing. The Air Force spotted five surface to air missiles in flight Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 New York City faces Another Newspaper Strike By RONALD I. DEUTSCH NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's largest city apparently headed toward its third newspa-.per strike since 1962 today as the deadline approached for the merger of three of its dailies.. "two of 10 unions that have threatened to strike because they have no contracts with the New World Journal Tribune, Inc., set last-iminute bangaining sessions. However, no new talks were scheduled for the AFL-CIO International Typographical Union, which is demanding supplemental severance pay for some 400 printers who face loss of jobs in the merger, the key issue in the dispute. Another union, the AFL-CIO Newspapers Guild of New York, said it would begin picketing at 4 p.m., EST. Sunday. The Scripps - Howard World-Telegram and Sim, an afternoon paper, publishes its final edition today. The Journal-American, a Please Turn lo Page 10, Col. 6 Considerable cloudiness ar>d continued mild with scattered showers and thundershowers tonight and Sunday. Low tonight 47 to 57. Sunrise 6:20-Sunset 8:01 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. feet (stotionory). - 4.22 4.22 Clearfield Weather Friday Iqw 44; High 78. Overnight low 49. Mid . State Airport Friday low 41; High 61. Overnight low 44. PART OF THE SHORTWAY - Steel girder strapped to three railroad flat cars sits on a siding at Clearfield awaiting Transfer to Viaduct where the steel is being * ^-- used for the Keystone Shortway bridges over Moshannon Creek. Some 2,200 tons of steel are going into the bridges. (Progress Photo) New Bridges Have 2,1 Tons of Steel Some 2^200 tons of steel have been passing through Clearfield recently via the Pennsylvania Railroad and then the New York Central Raiboad en route to the $3 million Keystone Shortway bridge crossing Moshannon Creek at Viaduct. The. steel girders for the two mammoth bridges which rise 190 feet above the water line are being bolted in place to form the superstructures of the 1,407-foot westbound bridge and the 1,222-foot eastbound bridge. Some of the girders are 122 feet long, 11 feet wide and weigh 25 tons. It takes three flatbed railroad cars to carry the big ones from the Fort Pitt Bridge Worlcs at Canonsburg to Clearfield over PRR tracks and then to Viaduct via the NYC whose tracks run under the bridges. Altogether, some 50 railroad carloads of steel are being shipped to the job on the Clearfield-Centre counties line. When^com-pleted, the bridge will be the second largest along the 312 mile Shortway. Williams Enterprises of Mary-field, Va., is in charge of un loading, hoisting and assembling the steel atop the bridges' con Crete piers. The firm expects to complete the job, which got under way last month, sometime in June. Since the piers are 184 feet apart, the job of assembling the girders is a tough one. The steel has to be lifted into position and held there until a section between piers is bolted together. Cranes are being used to hoist and hold the girders. After the steel work is finished carpentps will begin laying the wooden framework for the concrete deck. Edward J. Lynch, 67, Dies in Florida;^ Retired NYCRR Cleric Edward J. Lynch, 67, a former resident of Clearfield and a retired New York Central Railroad employe, died last night at 11:30 o'clock at St. Petersburg, Fla. of a heart attack. Mr. Lynch had been a resident of St. Petersburg since shortly after his retirement in the fall of 1963. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Lynch was serving as chief clerk for the railroad at Clearfield a position he held for more than 40 years. He began his association with the railroad in November 1916 as a freight handler in the old transfer station in the Clearfield yard. Funeral arrangements in charge of the Fred B. Leavy Funeral Home and a complete obituary will be published in Monday's edition of The Progress. Child Welfare Unit Views Film Telling Of N. H. Organization The film, "Debbie." produced by the New Hampshire Children's Aid Society, was shown during the April monthly lunch-con meeting of the Clearfield County Child Welfare Advisory Committee in the New Dimeling Hotel yesterday. The film depicted the work done by the society in aiding neglected and mistreated children and those with emotional Across The Nation... Here's Status of Route 80 Interstate Route 80 (called the Keystone Shortway in Pennsylvania) is 59 per cent complete across the Uniled Stalps, the Shortway Associa tion has reported. Of the 2,897.4 miles from the George Washington Bridge at New York to the Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco 1,700.8 miles are open to traffic and 403.4 are under construction. Those totals include 106.5 miles of the Shortway open to traffic and 125.7 miles under construction. Here is the status of development as repor ted by Federal Highway Administrator Rex. M. Whitton of the Bureau of Public Roads; Open To Under Under Under State Traffic Construction Design Plan Total New Jersey .............. 26.2 8.5 33.7 - 68.4 Penna.................... 106.5 125.7 80.7 - 312.9 Ohio .................... 199.4 7.4 38.7 - 245.5 Indiana ........^........ 151.0 - 0.7 - 151.7 Illinois ................... 124.4 17.1 21.9 - 163.4 Iowa ..................... 233.7 31.7 23.7 - 289.1 Nebraska................ 231.7 58.0 - 165.7 - 4.55.4 Wyoming ............... 2.36.3 38.9 29.1 98.6 402.9 Utah .................... 26.5 41.6 112.4 ' 13.0 193.5 Nevada .................. 177.8 68.9 164.2 - 410.9 California ............... 187.3 5.6 10.8 - 203.7 1,700.8 403.4 681.6 111.6 2,897.4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 iiiilSiii Lubell Visited 36 Colleges For Progress Series Public opinion reporter Samuel Lubell visited 36 colleges and universities in every section of the country to interview students in a penetrating search mto how two generations--students and their parents-differ and some of the newer trends of social and political change reflected in these differences. His findings will be reported in a series of six articles beginning in The Progress Monday. In the articles, Mr. Lubell reveals that the image of today's college students as an "alienated" generation is not valid. He explains why a small leftist group could shake the administration of a big university . . . that the revolution in moral values among students is far stronger than the degree of You lose on hour of sleep tonight. That is, you will if you remember to turn your clock ahead one hour. Offi-t ciol change te Daylight Sav> ing Time comes at 2 a. m. tomorrow when clocks will jump te 3 a. m. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Junior License Drivers Reminded Of Time Change HARRISBURG (AP) - Harry H. Brainerd, traffic safety commissioner, has reminded teenage drivers that restrictions on their junior licenses will apply when daylight saving time goes into effect at 2 a.m. Sunday. Drivers between 16 and 18 years of age with junior licenses cannot drive between midnight and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. "No exception.? can be made to this provision," whether standard or daylight time, Brainerd said Friday. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Hints Prom Heloise .... 12 Comics .................. 11 Sports ................ 6, 7 Obituaries .............. 10 Hospital News .......... 3 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .......... 3, 12 School News .......... 2, 7 Church News ............ S Artificial Heart Patient Still Unconscious By RICHARD BEENE HOUSTON, Tex. (AP)-Methodist Hospital authorities said today that although Marcel De-Rudder remains unconscious after a partial artificial heart was implanted in his chest his electroencephalograph "would suggest slight improvement." The early morning advisory quoted his attending physician as saying DeRudder "appears better in every respect." Blood pressure and pulse appear within the normal range and the heart pump continues lo function satisfactorily, performing approximately 75 per cent o( the left ventricle's work, the advisory said. DeRudder, 65, began undergoing treatment Friday for removal of excess brain fluid. Physicians said DeRudder suffered possible brain damage during Thursday's six-hour operation when an artificial pump took over part of the work load of the left ventricle of his own heart. .\n advi.sory late Friday said it was hoped "any possible brain damage" would be temporary. "This condition has been encountered previously in open heart cases," the bulletin said. The iormer coal miner's lack of response, the advisory continued, was not due to the plas tic pump, "which is working sat isfactorily." .^fter assuming about 67 per Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Ramey Man Listed fair; Damage At Clearfield Is $660 A 27-year-old Ramey man, Ronald E. Shimmel, is listed in "fair" condition at the Philipsburg State General Hospital after being injured in one of two traffic accidents reported in Clearfield County during the past 24 hours. Shimmel was hurt when his car hit an embankment and overturned on Route 253 between Ramey and Janesville at 3:50 a. m. today. He was removed to the hospital in the Madera Fire Company ambulance. His car, valued at $1,.500, was a complete loss. There were no injuries in the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 the grim task of moving vic-| tims from the heavily timbered hillside. The death toll included one person who survived the crash but died later in an Ardniore hospital. The official death count was confirmed by Col. George Donovan, battalion commander of the Ardmore National Guard unit. There were 92 Army recruits and six civilian crew members aboard the plane. The American Flyers airliner was to have, slopped in Ardmore for fuel. It was flying from Ft. Ord, Calif., where the recruits had just completed basic training, to Ft. Benning, Ga., where they were to start airborne and other types of advanced training. The plane was piloted by Reed Pigman, president of American Flyers. Pigman was identified as one of the dead. A search continued through the night for victims of the crash, which left wreckage scattered over a wide area. "We worked like slaves, but it just didn't do any good," said Dr.* James Schuller at Ardmore General Hospital when the man who survived the crash later died. "It looked like an oil well blowing up," an eyewitness, Richardo Herera, 23, an American Flyers student said. "The plane wobbled all over the place as we were coming do\<'n," said Pvt. James Gor- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 U. S. i^UYing Bombs For Viet Nam War By BOB HORTON WASHINGTON (AP) - The Uniled Stales has bought back or otherwise reacquired 18,000 bombs from allies so far this year for use in Southeast Asia, it was learned today. A Defense Department spokesman said the bombs came from six countries that are recipients of U.S. military aid. The countries were not identified. Some of the 18,000 bombs, the spokesman said, wore merely reclaimed under existing aid agreements. Others were bought back "for no more than we sold them." The Defense Department provided this information in response to questions without saying that the ordnance is being sent to Viet Nam. But other sources said the armaments are going to Viet Nam to boost what LBJ Predicts Unity Among S. Vietnamese By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson, conceding some supply problems and political splits in South Viet Nam, predicts that in due course the people there will achieve unity and a constitutional government. Johnson also told a surprise news conference Friday that he does not expect Republican leaders to try to capitalize on the administration's Viet Nam policies as a political issue in the November congressional elections. He added that Democrats never had "a more comprehensive record or a better record to campaign on" and said his party will go into the election with a strong edge. The President said the administration is not yet approaching the time for decision on possible anti-inflation moves such as a tax increase or wage-price controls. Johnson, talking informally from the rocking chair in his oval office, also replied to a claim by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., that the administration's economy efforts have hit hardest at the poor. The chief executive said appropriations for health, education and antipoverty programs I have been increased by $10 billion to $12 billion "since I succeeded President Keimedy." Johnson flew to Baltimore by helicopter Friday night for a speech at a Methodist Church Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Says Ambassador Lodge ... Political Military, Crisis Affects Economic Effort By ANDREW BOROWIEC SAIGON, South Vict Nam (AP) - U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge says the political turnmoil in South Viet Nam Dognappers Are Target, Says Countian... States New Dog Law Heralded As Humane Step Forward Pennsylvania's new Dog Law is being heralded as a step forward in the more humane treatment of animals and as an effective means of combating the growing crime of "dognap-ping." The American Humane Association is encouraging other states to use the Pennsylvania law passed in December of last year as a model for similar legislation. The new law, according to the association and dog law enforcement officers, will virtually put I out of business the illegitimate dog dealer who handles stolen pets. "Because of new regulations regarding kennels and the transportation of animals it will be almost impossible for dognappers to operate," said Rus-seU B. Brown of Glen Richey, dog law enforcement officers for an 11-county district which includes Clearfield. Mr. Brown said that dognap-ping has been more prevalent in the area than is generally known. As a result many valu- able dogs and beloved family pets have been stolen and often resold for laboratory purposes. Under the new law every dog six months of age and over must be licensed and strict penalties are provided for violators. All kennels must also be licensed and must undergo inspection to meet sanitary and humane conditions set up by the Department of Agriculture. This applies even to kennels where less than 10 dogs are Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 3 has affected the military effort against the Communists and has set back the drive for economic reconstruction. "But I believe the lost time can be regained," Lodge said in a taped CBS television interview Friday. He also voiced some uneasiness about South Viet Nam's national election, scheduled for Aug. 15 by the military government of Premier Nguyen Cao Ky. "Thif (election) is an untrod path. They have never before had elections on a national basis and for national questions. It's never happened in their whole history." Ky called the election for a national assembly under pressure from South Viet Nam's Buddhist leaders who have been agitating for a return to civilian rule. Over the past few weeks, thousands of demonstrators have been called out in Saigon, Hue, Da Nang and other cities to back the Buddhist demands. Asked to what degree the political crisis has hampered the war. Lodge said: "It certainly has hampered it somewhat. One Vietnamese division in the 1st Corps was taken out effectively, really, of the action against the Viet Cong aggression. "We should remember though that a good deal of military success was achieved during the last month and I believe the lest time can be made up." The 1st Corps area is in the northernmost part of the country and includes Hue and Da Nang which recently rose in open revolt against Ky's government. The area also has been the scene of recent violent combat against the Viet Cong. Two days ago, the U.S. 1st Marine Division battled the guerrillas in a series of engagements, killing nearly 300 of them. Lodge said the work of "revolutionary development, pacification, rural construction, grass roots uplift" will continue but it "has had a real setback" in the 1st Corps area. Some 750 Americans - military and civilian-were evacu- State Policeman Is Charged In Wiretap Case HARRISBURG (AP) - State police Maj. Willard J. Stanton has been charged with violating state law by ordering a member of the force to use illegal wiretaps during the course of an investigation and will face a court martial board May 10. The charge-one of three-was contaijied in court-martial specifications served on Stanton Friday by Acting State Police Commissioner Paul A. Rittel-mann. Rilterman said,the court-martial would be l)eforc a three-man state police board. The two other charges contained in the specifications were revealed by Huette Dowling, Stanton's private attorney. Dowling said Stanton is charged with failing to obey orders of a superior officer when he declined to answer questions asked by Riltelmann last week relating to testimony on wiretapping by state police Dot. Angelo Carcaci before a special House investigating committee. The other charge. Dowling Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Dog House Days Con Be Ended Who can resist puppies, especially when they're being given away free? This advertiser found that it took only one day to find good homes for .some pup."; through a low-cost Progress Clasificd Ad. 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