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Progress, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1976, Clearfield, PennsylvaniaGood evening people used to want to be Rich but now they seem satisfied just to live As if they were. The Progress rain forecast Page vol. 185 our 63rd year Philipsburg Moshannon a. 1976 17.134 copies daily copy 15 cents 6 pages today rain washed out today s Clearfield county fair firemen s Parade and country Singer Tammy Wynette. Tonight s Star grandstand attraction has been hospitalized and will not appear. Two other Well known country singers. Johnny Rodriguez and Jeanne Pruett. Have been obtained to appear in place of miss Wynette. A forecast of rain heavy at times through the Day prompted the decision to cancel the four division firemen s Parade according to Parade chairman Rex Fink. Or. Fink said the decision was reached at . The Parade always a highlight of fair week was scheduled for 11 . Today in a departure from the traditional opening night of the fair. Fair manager Edward Mccoy in an announcement yesterday afternoon said miss Wynette was to undergo surgery in Nashville. Tenn. For an undisclosed ailment. The appearance of Rodriguez who became an instant Star with his first song pass me and miss Pruett. One of Mca s top recording artists was confirmed by the fair Board through its booking Agency late yesterday afternoon. People who purchased Advance Sale tickets for the Wynette show will be Able to use them for the Rodriguez Pruett show the fair Board manager said. We Hope people holding Advance tickets will use them for the new or. Mccoy said. He added however that anyone not satisfied with the replacement show can have the Purchase Price of their tickets refunded. The combination of rain and miss Wynette s sudden illness dealt a crippling blow to the fair s last Day. The Parade had been switched to saturday morning for the first time this year at the request of Many of the Parade participants a fair Board spokesman explained. A fourth division had also been added to the Parade this year along with floats in Honor of the nation s Bicentennial. Eleven floats were entered by fraternal civic and firemen s groups. A number of other floats were to feature 1976 firemen s Queens. Rodriguez and miss Pruett will Joir everyday people a musical group from Indiana Jimmy Gross and Peggy a Banjo act and emcee Paul Lennon in the grandstand revue. Rain also marred last night s activity at the Fairgrounds and Cut into the size of the crowd. Despite the elements however. Danny Davis and the Nashville brass a country in Strumental group presented a crowd pleasing performance before the grandstand. The Small but enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a program of country Western patriotic and popular selections which opened with a rousing rendition of Wabash country Western favourites. I m so lonesome i could and Alabama Jubilee followed the latter featuring the Banjo. Part of the instrumentation was pre attention focused on toxic agents recorded for the vocal number. Four a slow Ballad. Following the classic foggy Mountain written by Earl Scruggs and featuring the Banjo the group played two selections from their new album. the Content of the album they said was the result of a poll taken in Texas dance hails to learn the ten most popular requests. Their next number they said was the number one request in the which they played in the style of the big bands. Their drummer featured in another Only second cancellation the cancellation of g today s firemen s Parade is Only the second time in h Parad e history Edward Mccoy. Fair aboard manager said the aboard voted the can is collation by phone shortly 6after . Today i because we did t want All those people walking in rain and through the i mud at the grandstand p 8 the firemen s Parade annually since 1939. Scratched from the d fair Agenda 20 years ago. Because of Rainy i weather. Harrisburg. A. A researchers baffled by a deadly Riddle that May never be answered have focused their attention on toxic agents As the cause of legionnaires disease. Influenza virus bacteria or fungus did not cause the deaths of 25 persons scientists say. While other types of virus have not been completely ruled out. A poisonous agent that could have come from anywhere is now the prime suspect. Toxins can come from Ani Mals vegetables chemicals or common household items. They can be harmless in some amounts Skull and crossbones killers in another. They can be produced in a Laboratory crop up in their own or be deliberately planted. And medical experts confident the disease has run its course but weary from a four Day search Are Stum Ped. We know is really we Don t said or. David Sencer. Director of the Federal Center for disease control in Atlanta. It s possible Well never know " health Secretary Leonard Bachman added that toxins Are tougher to Trace As time passes. There s More and More cleansing and dilution the ability to detect toxins will become he said. No new outbreaks have been reported since tuesday. The death toll climbed to 25 when two persons who had been hospitalized with the disease died thursday. The dead 21 men and four women Range in age from 39 to 82. Only 10 of the victims were Over 65. The Hunt for the toxin is being carried on several fronts. Environmentalists Are searching All of the hotels where legionnaires stayed during the four Day american legion convention in Philadelphia last month. In the lab the Battle also continues. Now that we Are fairly Well convinced that this is not a highly infectious agent to other people we Are putting it into a lab where we do not have to take such a High degree of precaution for the personnel and the in Sencer said. Asked if one particular toxin was being studied. Bachman said. That s a possibility. But so Are a thousand other toxins could appear in such common items As plastics paper soap cigarettes food water or just about anything else the conventioneers came in Contact with. The emphasis of the City environmental team was on renovations air conditioning sewage and anything unusual. Redefining the disease Bachman said the total number of those afflicted has been reduced from 161 to 112. To be counted a person must have been associated with the convention in some Way. In addition there must be a fever of 102 degrees and either coughs or a Ray evidence of pneumonia. Since Poison has been mentioned rumours of sabotage have persisted especially since the disease was so selective on legionnaires. Officials fail to see any connection however. It stretches my imagination that someone could be that diabolical and that Subtle to do anything like Bachman said. Despite no sign of an in Tensive police investigation police agencies have been kept up to Date. The Fri has questioned the commander of the state american legion but there has been no formal probe. With the disease apparently abated. Bachman said there is no cause for people to avoid Philadelphia and the hotels where the legionnaires stayed. We have no reason to Dis please turn to Page 6, col. 2 Reagan backers talk of dump Schweiker move a i Chiaki associated press writer Washington api some of Ronald Reagan s key conservative backers say there s a Strong organized Effort to dump his hand picked running mate. Sen. Richard Schweiker. If Reagan captures the Republican presidential nomination. Three congressmen All influential Reagan backers said Friday that if Reagan wins the gop nomination at the party s convention some supporters May seek to have the vice presidential nomination decided by the convention delegates. Meanwhile. President Ford is accelerating his search for a running mate. White House spokesman Ron Nessen said Ford associates today will begin contacting persons who have been recommended for consideration on a Ford ticket. They la be asked to keep the Contact Nessen said Friday. He declined to indicate How Many persons will be asked to submit health and financial information on a confidential basis with the understanding that it would be made Public if they were chosen. Despite assurances from Reagan and Schweiker. Many conservative republicans have voiced concern about the Reagan candidacy since the selection of Schweiker. Owner of a Liberal voting record while representing Pennsylvania in the Senate since 1959. There Are Telephone Calls and letters criss crossing this number was previously Eddy Arnold s musical conductor but they said he cot tired of living on log Cabin the program was highlighted by songs from the civil. Revolutionary and both world wars. It included such favourites Yankee when Johnny comes marching and Over Blue eyes crying in the rain rounded out the show but the audience eclied them Back for an encore. I saw the which they said was their first hit. Committee holds key to Fate of tax Breaks Washington a Senate House conference committee holds the Fate of a far reaching Bill that extends tax cuts for individuals and provides a variety of tax Breaks for some of the nation s largest businesses. The Bill was passed 49 to 22 by the Senate on Friday night nearly eight months after the House approved its own sharply different measure. Sometime the week of aug. 23. Leaders of the Senate finance committee and the House ways and Means committee will Start the tedious process of trying to reconcile differences bet Ween the two Bills. But one thing seems cer Tain the average taxpayer will face no increase in Federal income taxes at least until january 1978. Rep. Al Ullman. D-ore., who will head the House conferees indicated Friday that he favors the general approach taken by the Senate on individual taxes which was to freeze them at current Levels through dec. 31, 1977. The House Bill would extend current tax cuts originally enacted last year Only through the end of this year. The individual tax cuts now in effect Are Worth about s180 a year to a typical family of our with an income of s15.000. Extension of the individual tax cuts along with across the Board tax reductions that were voted for businesses last Vear. Represents the major part of the 2.000-Page Bill voted by the Senate. But the measure contains an estimated 300 other provisions. There Are special tax Breaks for parents of College students for housewives the elderly and working parents. The Senate Bill seeks to offer specific tax Relief to the parents of College students by allowing them to take a special tax credit to homeowners Fay letting them deduct the Cost of Energy related Home improvements to working parents by simplifying and liberalizing tax benefits to offset costs of child care. And to homemakers. By launching a program that eventually could Lead to federally subsidized pensions for spouses who Don t work outside the Home. By preliminary congressional estimates the Bill would raise s3.6 billion a and a Complete rewriting of year by 1981 by shutting off or the estate fax Law. Reducing a variety of tax benefits mainly for investors and businesses. There Are across the Board tax Breaks for businesses especially for Oil companies life insurance companies airlines railroads and shipbuilders. While the Senate Bill is considerably More generous to investors and businessmen than is the House version it still attempts to shut off some tax shelter abuses and to ensure that All High income investors pay some taxes. Country like said sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina a Reagan Backer. I could name you a Hundred prominent republicans who have said they Are sticking with Reagan but Schweiker is another rep. Tom Curtis. Reagan s state chairman in Missouri said he has discussed with other Reagan backers the possibility of an open ballot for the vice presidential nomination. Reagan s Choice of sch Weiker has not caused any mass defection of delegates an associated press Delegate Survey has shown. But nine Davs before the convention s Start. Ford still is leading with 1.103 delegates to Reagan s ij034. There Are 122 uncommitted delegates and it takes 1.130 for nomination. The a total counts Only those delegates publicly stating a preference or legally bound not those leaning toward a candidate. Ford met with some delegates from South Carolina and Virginia Friday. One previously uncommitted South Carolina Delegate. Raymond w. Sifly of Orangeburg. Said afterwards he has decided to support Ford. Reagan and Schweiker head into West Virginia today after chasing after delegates in Sci Weiker s Home state Friday. On the democratic Side. Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter remained at his Plains. A. Home for a Long weekend before travelling monday to Washington where he is scheduled to give a consumer speech to the Public citizens forum. Consumer crusader Raph Nader will visit Carter in Plains today to Brief the candidate on consumer issues. Three nabbed in drug raid fourth sought three persons have been arrested and a warrant issued for the arrest of a fourth in the Wake of what Law enforcement officers say was the biggest drug haul Ever in the immediate Clearfield area. A series of three simultaneous raids two in the Borough and one at Hyde netted an estimated Worth of hashish marijuana. A Quantity of Ltd possible cocaine and an assortment of other drugs in Tablet and capsule form authorities said. Arrested were Terry Gordon and Sherri Gordon both of Hyde and Wilford Cable of Clearfield. Authorities also have a warrant for the arrest of Lewis Conrad also of Clearfield. The raids carried out tuesday and reported today were conducted by Clearfield Borough and Lawrence township police in cooperation with state police sheriffs deputies and the Johnny Rodriguez Jeanne Pruett on the inside Reagan claims a. Support Page 2 Philipsburg teeters await tourney Page 8 More fair news pages 5, 6, 8. 16 Abby 2 Horoscope 2 classified ads Hospital news comics 15 sports deaths 6 television 3 editorial columns 4 today in history 15 hints from Heloise 15 teen forum 5 top country Western duo to feature fair tonight two top name country Western entertainers will replace the ailing Tammy Wynette tonight at the Clearfield county fair. Tonight s headliners Johnny Rodriguez and Jeanne Pruett Are familiar names to country Western fans and both have been cited As potential by their cohorts Down Nashville Way. There Are Many unusual stories about the big break in show business but few can approach the originality of Johnny Rodriguez Story. He got his Start in jail after being arrested for stealing and cooking a Goat. In jail a Texas Ranger heard him singing and was so impressed that he drove him to meet Happy Shahan. A Friend of Tom f. Hall. When Happy heard Johnny sing he invited Tom t. To Stop by and the rest is history Johnny went to Nashville with the Hall band and also gained a Mercury record contract. His first song. Pass me hit the charts like a Bullet and Johnny was billed As an instant Star. Jeanne Pruett. Hailed by her father As the Best front porch Tenor is one of Mca s top recording artists. She is also a Well known writer and has penned such hits As count me waiting in Lily of the Christmas is for some of her hits Are Satin love i be forgotten and hold to my unchanging please turn to Page 6, col. 1 police seek Slayer of pm student Cherry tree state police criminal investigators Are continuing an intensive search for a dark haired Man in his who killed 15-year old Deann Katherine Long of Cherry tree . 2, after sexually molesting her. The girl was a Sophomore at Purchase line High school. There is nothing new on the still Haven t picked up any state police said yesterday. The body of the daughter of or. And mrs. Daniel Raymond found last saturday morning about 409 Yards from her Home. Her parents had reported her missing about seven hours earlier when she failed to return Home. Investigators say she was killed by a single shot in the Back of the head fired from a Small Caliper weapon. When she was found clothing from the lower part of her body had been removed and tests made by pathologists at Allegheny county morgue showed she had been sexually molested. The dead girl s sister Lola. 12. Said the girls had Beers walking near their Home Friday afternoon. July 31, when an apparent stranger stopped his car beside them. Deann got in the car after he told her her brother had been in an Accident and offered to take her to him. The victim s sister described the suspect As a White male Between 20 and 30 years of age standing 5 3" to 5 5" inches with Black curly hair straight sideburns extending below the ear and a Black Mustache. He was driving a dark Blue Sedan the make and year of which is unknown. Making music Donny Davis and the Nashville brass As they played in True rain or Shine show Biz fashion at the driving Park last night. Heinz rejects machine politics in fair visit b Bil Lspangler Progress staff the Clearfield county t air is a Long Way from Washington however it was a Stop Friday for rep. H. John Heinz Iii of Pittsburgh on his personal Road to Washington. . Congressman Heinz is a candidate for the . Senate seat opened by the retirement of Hugh Scott. He stressed that he is running because the state needs a new generation of but that does not mean he is an anti Washington candidate in the style of Jimmy Carter. I believe that i have to be totally Independent of the kind of machine and narrowly partisan politics which we be seen too much he said. My Job is to represent the people he added that he rejects the politics practice de in Pennsylvania by machine politics and political patronage systems run by Milton Shapp and Frank please turn to Page 6, col. 5 k fair visitor h. John Heinz Iii Republican candidate for the . Senate spoke with area residents yesterday at the Clearfield county fair. Congressman Heinz is running for the seat held by sen. Hugh Scott who is retiring

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