Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - April 29, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle "There was something about you I liked," said the glamour girl, "but you spent it." The Progress Reader's Tip The railroad merger is discussed in tonight's Editorial on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 101 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, April 29, 1966 14,518 Copies Doily 16 PAGES TODAY Teacher Charged in GirTs Murder DuBois Man Held For Slaying In Luthersburg Area By EDWARD E. MORGAN Progress Staff Writer DUBOIS - A 28-year-old mathematics teacher, described by close friends as "a brilliant man," has been charged with the murder and rape of an 18-year-old DuBois Area High School senior. John E. Yount of DuBois R. D. 2 walked into the state police substation at DuBois at 5:45 a. m. today and surrendered to authorities. Police did not reveal what Yount told them. 4000 American Combat Troops Land in Viet Nam By PETER ARNETT SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The United States landed more than 4,000 fresh combdt troops in Viet Nam today, boosting the American buildup to nearly 250,000 men, but the ground war continued at a low ebb. Jungle-trained infantrymen of the 25th "Tropic Lightning" Division from Hawaii came ashore at Vung Tau, 45 miles southeast of Saigon. Their arrival completed a 25 per cent increase In American forces since the start of ^the year. Hard Fight Over Rights Plan Looms Controversial Fair Housing Proposal Offered by LBJ By JOSEPH E. MOHBAT WASHINGTON , (AP) - A hard congressional fight loomed today over the Johnson administration's proiposed 1966 Civil Rights Act which includes a controversial fair housing proposal and new weapons against racial terrorism. "I think we'll get it through, but it will be a tight squeeze," predicted Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Com.mittee which will begin hearings on the bill next Wednesday. A number of observers - including Celler - feel the bill has one strike against it already - timing. '.'They held it up too long," Celler said. "And that's why it's going to be close." . President Johnson finally sent his latest �civil riiSts package to Capitol Hill Thursday, more than a month after the bill was reported ready. The death of Celler's wife, the Easter recess, and a complex Supreme Court decision - virtually inviting legislation against Ku Klux Klan-type violence - conlributed to the delay. Some sources said the late Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Services Set For Former Area Man Killed In Viet Nam PHILIPSBURG-Funeral scrv-Ices for Army Pfc. Denis Eugene Abbott, 22, formerly of Philipsburg and more recently of McConnellsburg, who was killed in Viet Nam last week, will be held Monday at H a. m. in the Knobsville Church of the Brethren near McConnellsburg, Interment will follow in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Abbott was killed April 22 when the perimeter of the base camp at Pleiku was hit by small arms fire and grenades in a predawn attack. Inducted into the Army on April 9, 1965, Abbott began serv- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Half a dozen major U.S. ground operations in the jungled countryside failed to prod the Viet Cong into a fight. But a U.S. spokesman said determinedly: "We know the Viet Cong are there. We'll find them." U.S. planes ranged over North and South Viet Nam again carrying the war to the Communists. The Viet Cong confined their activity to a few small attacks and terrorism, their pattern in the last few weeks. Three Vietnamese women were killed and seven persons were wounded when a small bus rode over a mine in the Mekong Delta. A military truck struck a mine in the same area later, causing an undisclosed number of casualties. The Viet Cong also fired mortars at a village in Hau Nghia Province, west of Saigon, made a grenade attack on an outpost 18 miles south of the capital* and wounded 16 civilians in another mortar barrage on a Vietnamese headquarters near Ba Tri, 60 miles south of Saigon, a government spokesman said. Grenades wounded one U.S. serviceman at a warehouse in Saigon and another at an Army motor pool. Three Vietnamese adults and four children were wounded at a nearby village. Terrorists have thrown more than two dozen grenades in the Saigon area since April 1. Saigon officials reported the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Helolse......9 Comics ................. 15 Sports .................. 10 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... 14 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............ 16 Today in History ........ 5 School News .......... 7, 9 Church News ........ 3, 11 More on Red China ......5 Scranton Offers Advice Avoid Fight In Presidential Bid, Party Is Told By JOHN L. TAYLOR HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Scranton says he believes it's important for Republican leaders to do everything in their power to avoid another bitter internal struggle for the party's presidential nomination in 1968. "I feel it is extremely important that Republicans after the elections of 1966 . . . should get together and try to make sure that we don't have another don-nybrookish situation like that which occurred in 1964," Scranton told his weekly news conference Thursday. His remark was in reply lo a question concering a published report that he had assured Michigan Gov. George Romney a clear field to the nomination in 1968. Scranton, who two years ago tried unsuccessfully to wrest the nomination from former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, said he told Romney what he has been telling every other Republican about 1968. The "immediate objective" is the 1966 gubernatorial and congressional elections; Scranton said. After they are over, the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 The People Speak. Draft Avoiders' Delay Their Exit From College (Fifth in a series of six articles on today's college students.) CHARGED IN SLAYING - John E. Yount, 28, of DuBois R. D. 2, at left, Is taken in handcuffs from the DuBois State Poli ce Substation by Detective Kenneth Bundy this morning en route to a arraignment where Yount was charged with murder and rape in the slaying yesterday of 18-year-old Pamela Sue Rimer of Luthersburg R- D. (Progress Photo) By SAMUEL LUBELL Progress Specipl Correspondent Some basic changes are needed in the Selective Service System for drafting college students. As student deferment now operates it is providing a serious waster of manpower-f and a grave distorter of careers. The key difficulty is not how many students are being taken into the services but the uncertainty over who is to go - an uncertainty that has prompted thousands of youths to hang on in school instead of getting out to make their start in the world. Much of the leftist campus ferment can be traced to the fact that so many students are being dammed back in the universities. At Berkeley (University of California) in one group of "radical" activists five proved to be law school students. Asked why they had picked law as a career they laughed. One explained: "We don't intend to be lawyers. We just want to stay out of the draft. It was a choice of taking law or teaching," But more serious than its effect in strengthening leftist sentiment is the impact of the draft threat on the general body of students in delaying and dis- please Turn to Page 5, Col, 1 Events Planned co"""* f. For Observance ;;:;?,tt!f A contract has been awarded to the Gieorge P. Little Co., of Pittsburgh for replacement of faulty roof decking at the Clearfield Senior High School and three other high schools in Western Pennsylvania. Total contract cost as announced by the State Public School Building Authority is $54,555. The announcement of the awarding of the low bid contract did not give a breakdown of the allocation to the Clearfield repairs. Other schools due for roofing repairs are Cresson, Smethport and Punxsutawney Joint High Schools, Due to be replaced at Clearfield High, according to a report made in February by Elliott Falk, executive director of the Stale Public School Building Authority, is the decking and roof covering most of the classroom wing, portions over the cafeteria-kitchen section, and Some 250 high school students and teachers will take an ac tive part in Clearfield County Law Day activities Monday as they tour the Courthouse and observe a mock jury triail. Law Day is actually on Sunday but will be observed Monday in the county. Some of the students will take part in the mock trial as members of the jury. The trial will be staged by the County Bar Association. Students from Clearfield Area, Curwensville Joint, St, Francis, Glendale and DuBois Area high schools will tour the Courthouse at 10 a, m. Attorneys will act as guides, ' Please Turn to Page 6, Col, 3 Curwensville Banquet To Hail Businessmen CURWENSVILLE - A dutch treat banquet sponsored by Borough Council will salute Curwensville business tomorrow in the VFW Home, The third annual banquet will begin at 6:30 p. m. sharp, and will feature films taken of the community in 1938, 1949 and 1966. Entertainment will be provided by the Serenity Singers, Former members of Council will be recognized. Please Turn to Page 6, Col, 6 Considerable cloudiness through Saturday. A chance of showers tonight and Saturday. Not much change in temperature. Low tonight 35 to 43. Sunrise 6:12-Sunset 8:07 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 5.85 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 6.20 foet (rising). Plearfield Weather Thursday low 36; High Lodge To Head For Viet Review n By ANDREW pOROWIEC SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The most embattled American ambassador in the world heads home Saturday for a major review of U.S. policy in Viet Nam. Henry Cabot Lodge leaves behind his fortress-like embassy in steaming Saigon and the largest American military and civilian force in any foreign country. He also leaves tough problems that include political turmoil in South Viet Nam as well as the bitter war against the Communist Viet Cong. He has promised lo return in two to three weeks. Rumors Please Turn to Page 6, Col, 2 40, AFTERMATH OF ICE STORM - Ice forms interesting pattern on guard rail fence and bows trees along Route 153, four miles from Clearfield, following on Ice storm which hit the mountainous regions of Clearfield County Wednesday night. (Progre." Photo) Overnight low 40. Precipitation .09 inches. Mid State Airport Thursday low 31; High 36. Overnight low 35. Precipitation .09 Inches. Five-Day Forecast April 30-May 4: Cooler than normal temperatures are expected, averaging three to six degrees below the normal highs of 61 to 67 and lows of 42 fo 44. Not much day-to-day change in temperature is indicated. Rainfall will lo-lal one-half inch to one inch, occurring on most days of the period. Area Residents Asked To Fly Flag Sunday For Loyalty Day Mayor Edward A. Clark of Clearfield and Mayor Ralph D. Giarth of Curwensville have joined mayors throughout the nation in proclaiming Sunday, May 1, as Loyalty Day, In observance of Ihe occasion the mayors have urged that every citizen, school, church, organization, business establishment and home within their official jurisdiction display t h e American flag. They have also requested public participation in any public demonstration or Yount, a teacher at DuBois since 1958, is accused of murdering Pamela Sue Rimer of Lulh-er.sburg R. D. 3, whose body was found late yesterday afternoon in a woods a short distance from her home. Police said the girl had been slabbed several limes in the heafl and neck and that a stocking was wrapped around her neck, Yount, who has a wife and two children, was arraigned before Alderman Merritt Edner of DuBois shortly after 10 a, m, and remanded to the Clearfield County Jail, A full hearing is set for Monday at 4 p. m. Pamela's body was found by a girl friend and her father. Earl Zarlman of DuBois R. D. 3, After receiving a telephone call from her mother wondering why she hadn't returned home from school, the Zarlmans drove along the rural road leading from the school bus stop to her home. Pamela hat', walked about a mile along the lonely, dirt road every day from her home lo the bus stop and back. The discovery of her body triggered an in-* tensive manhunt that ended almost 13 hours later when Yount turned himself over to police. A strange station wagon was seen in the area earlier. Farmers Who live nearby told police they saw the station wagon creep up the road. They said (hat about 5 p,m,"(he time police think Pamela was killed- Pamela Rimer 1965 photo in Chester Hi(( Girt Struck By Car fnfronf of Home Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Bargains Await Shoppers At Dogpatch Daze Area shoppers visiting Cleorfield today and tomorrow during Dogpatch Sale Doze will find plenty of end of the month bargains plus fun for the entire fam-ily. Some 35 stores are participating in the event and have placed new spring merchandise on sale. The Court jHouse Plaza will be the center for fun. A hillbilly band will provide music for square dancing today from 7 to 9 p. m. and most of tomorrow. Shoppers may visit Dogpatch Village or try some "juice" through the compliments of the 7-Up Bottling Co. Stores will be open until 9 p. m. today and until 5 p. m. tomorrow. Banks wilt remain open until 8 p. m. today. Betsy K. Perks, seven-year-old daughter of Theodore and Geraldine Perks, 508 Walton St., Chester Hill, was struck by a car while she was crossing the street in front of her home at S:15 p. m. yesterday. The child was crossing the street to Jackson's Store. Police Chief Lyle R. Fowler said �he ran out between two parked cars into the path of an automobile operated by Simeon Hart-shorne, 55, also of Chester Hill, The girl was struck by the right front fender, flipped up over the front of the car and landed in the street. In spite of this, she jumped up, still hanging on lo the 30 cents with which she had been going to buy a quart of chocolate milk.. Mr. Hartsiiornc look the girl and her parents to a physician's Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Need Some Help In the Kitchen? Heloise Is Here Heloise's Kitchen Hints, an all-new collection of fabuloi^s tips and hints from an all-time favorite columnist of American housewives is available to Progress readers in a handy 180-page paperbound edition. It can be obtained by mailing .50 cents to The Progress, P. 0. Box 291, Clearfield, Pa,, or topping in at The Progress office nearest you. Over 100,000 women paid $3.95 for the hard cover edition of Please Turn to Page 6, Col, 8 MARK 84�h ANNIVERSARY - William A. E., Frederick U. and John F. Leitzinger of Leitzinger's Department Store poied for ttiis picture this morning after they and their employes enjoyed a coffee and donut session before the store opened its month-long 84th anniversary ceiebra tion.