Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 12, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle No matter how long you nurse a grudge, it won't get better. The Progress Reader's Tip Nothing is clear about Viet War. Read "The World Today on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 190 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, August 12, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY School Opening Aired Curwensville Board Decides To Hold Special Meeting CURWENSVILLE - The Curwensville Area School Board wrestled with pre-sehool opening matters for three hours last night, then decided to have a special meeting next Thursday to complete business at hand. The directors pored over five different plans for the assignment of elementary teachers for the coming term, which were presented by Max H. Ammer-man, elementary principal. Resignations and a lean market for elementary teachers have combined to pose some problems, it was pointed out. No definite action was taken, however, pending further consideration at next week's meeting. In other business the board: v Accepted the resignation of Mrs. Lois McCloskey, who spent 41 of her 44 years as an elementary teacher in the Curwensville system. Hired Mrs. Elaine Cipriano of Curwensville as an elementary teacher. Appointed Mrs. Marian B. Schalk to a vacancy in the administrative office at the high school. V Named James Loddo as the official school photographer. Selected Scott and Rabe, certified public accounting firm at Clearfield, to set up accounts for the next fiscal year. Extended a bus route in Bailey Settlement a short distance at the request of parents of 24 grade school age children in that area. Awarded a low bid of $1.35 per square yard to Midland Contracting Corp. for a two-inch blacktop 'surface on the parking and play areas of the Penn-Grampian Elementary School. Approved payment of bills totaling $3,943.45. Pittsburgh Area Dairies Rescind Price Increase PITTSBURGH1" \ AP) - Seven Pittsburgh area dairies have rescinded price increases announced earlier this week, pending the outcome of a state Milk Control Commission hearing Aug. 19. The dairies said Thursday they were postponing the two to three cent per quart increase at the request of Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer. Shafer's request came after widespread criticism brought on by the increase. The increases by the dairies was prompted by increase of 1 to VAt cents a quart on bulk milk by two Western Pennsylvania farmers' cooperatives. Shafer said the postponement would give the commission a chance to review the problems facing the dairies. In their announcements of postponement, the dairies said consideration should be given to increasing costs. The dairies withholding the increases are Country Belle, Meadow Gold, Menzie, Carl Colt-eryahn, William Colteryahn, Keystone and Marberger. Clear and cooler tonight, low 48 to 56 except lower 40s in a few valleys. Saturday sunny and a little warmer. Sunrise 6:19-Sunset 8:14 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 4.62 feet (falling); Today 7 a. m. - 4.62 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Thursday low 60; High 78; Overnight low 60. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 61; High 76; Overnight low 57. Five - Day Forecast Aug. 13 - 17: Temperatures Saturday through to Wednesday night will average near normal to about 4 degrees below normal. The normal high is 79 to 82 and the normal low 60 to 62. Warmer Saturday. Turning cooler Sunday and Monday. Warmer about Wednesday. Rainfall will total one-half inch or more. Thundershowers early in the week. Campaign To End... 800 Kids Await r ESTAK Supplies Operation ESTAK will end tomorrow as far as the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley is concerned. But it's just beginning for some 800 South Vietnamese children. The six-week campaign for funds to buy pencils, tablets and crayons for the war-torn children of An Khe in the Central Highlands has raised more than $700 so far. Some 1,000 pounds of supplies have been mailed and more will be sent next week. But at An Khe, Capt. Robert M. Sheriff of Chester Hill and his 800 "students" are awaiting the start of school later this month - made possible through a U.S.-South Viet Nam joint project to build a six-room school-house and the generosity of area residents in providing school supplies. Names of those who contributed will be published in The Progress next week. Financial contributions may be sent to The Progress Newsroom at Cler-rfield. Contributions of actual supplies will be accepted at any Progress office or at WCPA Radio. Funds will also be accepted after the campaign ends from organizations planning Operation ESTAK contributions. Clearfield Electric Cooperative Joins Jefferson Unit Steps leading to the consolidation of two neighboring cooperative rural electric systems have been taken by the directors of Jefferson Electric Cooperative, Inc., and Clearfield Electric Cooperative, Inc. The two boards met this week and ratified previously agreed upon conditions whereby member-owners of both cooperatives would benefit from improved service. The Jefferson Electric Cooperative, with headquarters at Brookville, serves 4,800 members largely in Jefferson County but also has lines in Clarion, Elk, Forest, Armstrong and Indiana counties. The Clearfield Electric Cooperative, which has offices at Clearfield, serves 4,180 members in Clearfield County, and also serves mem- bers in Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Indiana and Jefferson counties. Both offices will be maintained. Discussions relative to the consolidation of the two systems have been under way for the past several weeks by directors of the two cooperatives under the guidance of Jeffco President Clair J. Allshouse and Clearfield President Robert E. Leon Court Audit Of Shapp Fund HARRISBURG (AP) ard. Also participating in the Posing attorneys expect to talks have been Jeffco General complete today the court audit Manager Joseph E. Nicholson and the acting manager of the Clearfield Co-op, James H. Richards. The two rural electric systems have much in common, a spokes- man said, and their merger will (ioned Dauphin County Court to assure member-owners of better make the audJt said h(; hoped and more efficient electric serv ice in the future, at the same time continuing the present policies set by both boards of supplying electricity to members at cost. Each of the systems has over 1,000 miles of lines in sparsely populated rural areas. Both systems have shown growth in re to finish his case by the luncheon recess. Henry W. Sawyer III, Shapp's lawyer, said plans were to begin next the audit of the account submitted by the Make Shapp Governor Committee. Judge Homer L. Kreider has scheduled arguments for Tuesday on a motion to strike a peti- cent years and are slightly tion seeking an accounting of above the national average of expense statements filed by 20 3.5 members per mile of line county Shapp for Governor com- for rural electric systems. mittees, Sawyer added. The Clearfield cooperative was The motion was filed Thurs- one of the first to be organized day by Ray Bradley, a Philadel- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Three Crashes Occur at Same Place on 322 Eight accidents in the area yesterday and today, including three at the same spot on the Port Matilda mountain near Philipsburg, resulted in four injuries and 'about $10,000 damage. A truck driver from Linglestown is in fair condition in the Philipsburg State General Hospital today with injuries suffered when his tractor-trailer ran off the road and overturned on the Port Matilda mountain at 1:50 p. m. Bernard C. Duborow, 34, suffered a possible concussion and cuts of the head and hand. Stale police from Philipsburg said Mr. DuboroW was driving east on Route 322 about six miles east of Philipsburg when the accident occurred. Police said the rig was traveling down a hill on a curve when the trailer skidded on the wet highway. The driver apparently swerved to the right to avoid striking an oncoming car and the rig jackknifed. The truck struck four guardrails and went off an embankment into t h e woods, where it struck t w o trees before coming to a stop. The driver was thrown about 15 feet from the vehicle and was injured when his head struck a rock. Two passengers in the truck, Clarence Coble, 2R, Harrisburg, and G a r v Stouffer, 18, Newport, received minor cuts and bruises in the accident but did not require treatment. Damage to the tractor-trailer Inside The Progress Classified Ads 12, 13, 14 Hints From Heloise ____ 16 Comics .............. 15 News From Around World fi Sports ............... 10, II Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... 3 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............ 16 Today in History ........ 3 Church News ......... 8, 9 State News Briefs ....... 3 U S. Planes Strike Near Haiphong PomonaGrange GefsCommunity Program Data WESTOVER - One hundred Clearfield County Pomona Grangers met with Harmony Grange at Westover R. D. yesterday for an all-day meeting. The morning session in charge of Pomona Master Frederick Carter consisted of the reports of the subordinate Granges showing a slight increase in membership for the last quarter. There were two resolutions passed by the delegate body. One opposes the selling of alcoholic beverages at the State Farm Show and having the show open on Sunday. The other voices an objection to the "rundown" condition at Elliott State Park. In other matters: Past Pamona Master Ed Beck was presented a past master's jewel by Past Pomona Master Stanley McKee; Joseph Dixon from Center Hill Grange was reelected to the Executive Committee for three years; and Rex Bloom, Susquehanna Grange, and Roy Braughler, Harmony Grange, were elected to the finance committee. Dr. A. Pauline Saunders, home economics chairman, presided over a panel discussion on "Our 1966 Community Programs." Dr. John McClain, director of research at Clarion College, stated objectives of the Community Action and new type educational programs being planned to prepare people for life in this modern age. He stated that there must be coordination of the federal programs and Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Bv GEORGE MCARTHUR SAIGON, South Viet Nam CAP)-U.S. Air Force and Navy fliers blasted targets within 14 miles of Haiphong, North Viet Nam's major port, while ground forces in the south made sharp contacts Thursday with the Communists in the Central Highlands and near the demilitarized zone. An F8 Crusader jet from the 7th Fleet carrier Oriskany became the 11th American plane lost over the Communist North this week, equal to any seven-day period of the war. The pilot parachuted into the Gulf of Tonkin, swam two miles to an island and was picked up by a rescue helicopter. The chief target of the raids near Haiphong was the Uong Bi power plant, 14 miles northeast of the city. It was first hit last December and was said then to produce 15 per cent of North Viet Nam's electric supply. American warplanes flew 118 missions against the Communist North Thursday, a spokesman said. Navy planes came from three 7lh Fleet carriers-the Oriskany, Constellation and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Ground action was generally light in South Viet Nam, except for two flashpoints where continuing American and Vietnamese spoiling sweeps have accounted for 783 Communists killed in the past two weeks. Viet Cong guerrillas mortared the U.S. Marine command post for Operation Colorado about 30 miles southeast of Da Nang ear-ly today, inflicting light casual-tics and damage, a Marine spokesman said. An estimated 40 Viet Cong fired 15 to 20 mortar rounds and three recoillcss rifle rounds. Armed helicopters went into action, but no estimate of Viet Cong casualties was available. In a separate action, two U.S. Marine tanks sank three Viet Cong sampans and killed 15 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Letters to Johnson, Sen. Morse Express Conflicting Views EDITOR'S NOTE - President Joh nson says the letters he gets from American servicemen in Viet Nam-reflect high morale and strong dedication. What do servicemen have to say who write from Viet Nam to Sen. Wayne Morse, one of the most outspoken congressional critics of Johnson's Viet Nam policies? This story surveys letters made available by the White House and the senator's office. Volunteers Needed For Work at Dam CURWENSVILLE - Volunteers are needed tomorrow to finish repairs to the dam at the swimming area at Irvin Park. Harry Fye, who is supervising the work for Curwensville Borough Council, said the project is esentially complete, but that more work remains on the far side of the dam. All that remains, he says, is to build some additional cribbing, cap the far walkway with concrete, and then apply a layer of limestone along the inside ramps. If enough volunteers show up tomorrow, beginning at 9 a. m., he said the project is bound to be completed. Op- of the personal $1.4 million primary campaign expense account of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Milton Shapp. Edward Becker, counsel for the 16 taxpayers - most of them Republicans - who peti- To Rep/ace Old System ... Driving Park To Get New Football Lights New field lights will be installed at the Driving Park football field, perhaps in time for the first Clearfield High School game Sept. 16. At a meeting Tuesday night, the Clearfield Borough Park Authority and officials of the high school agreed to the installation of an entirely new lighting system for the .- field. Contract Let At Chester Hill CHESTER HILL - Interstate Amiesite Co., was awarded a $3,942.30 contract last night at a special meeting of Borough Council for construction of Hill Street between Edward and Walton streets. The new street is situated between Steiner Terrace and the Ron Stoltz Ford Garage now under construction The,park authority advertised yesterday for bids for the project, and the bids will be opened Aug. 22. An authority spokesman said today that the present lighting system, which is 30 years old and beyond repair, will be removed. The present field lights are located on towers ringing the field. The new system wjll have most of the lights on the roof of the grandstand instead of on towers on the field. In addition, four 60-foot poles will be constructed on the far side of the Bv JOHN D. McCLAIN WASHINGTON (AP) - "I am proud to be serving my country by being in Viet Nam," a U.S. serviceman wrote President Johnson recently. "Serving here is the most degrading experience of my life," was the feeling an Army private first class expressed in a letter to Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., an outspoken critic of Johnson's Viet Nam policy. The two letters are examples of the conflicting views that some Washington officials receive from the troops in Viet Nam. The President told a news conference last month he gets 50 to 60 letters each week from Viet Nam. The mail shows, he said, that "morale is high, that the men are well and adequately supplied and properly led." He also told anjjndiana audience last month, "I huve yet to get one letter from a man that says to me that he wants to get out and come home, that he does not want to stay there and do his job." But Morse, while receiving fewer letters, nevertheless gets a different viewpoint from the battlefront. In response to requests from The Associated Press for a look at Johnson's mail from Viet Nam, the White House made available copies of 20 letters he has received in recent months. Morse provided his entire correspondence on the Viet Nam issue for the same period. It contained seven letters from Viet Nam, the remainder from B-J-W firemen Seek funds for first fire Hall BIGLER - The B-J-W Fire Company of Bradford Township will construct a fire hall here near the Penn-Central Laboratory on land donated by Harbison - Walker Refractories Co. At a meeting last night, the firemen proposed that a one-slory. 40 by 80 foot building be constructed of either concrete blocks or Harbison - Walker building blocks. Funds are now being collected by the company for I h e building, Certificates are being sold which state thai the purchaser has paid for one building block at a cost of 25 cenls. The certificates may be purchased from any fireman or contributions may be mailed to: B-J-W Fire Company, Biglcr, Pa. If sufficient funds are available construction will be started this fall, a spokesman said. The building will also contain kitchen facilities and will be available for use by township organizations. At last night's meeting, Fire Chief Hershel Owens reported that a tool shed on the property of Arnold Timblin at Shiloh was destroyed by a fire July 28. Damage was listed at $500. In other matters, the firemen thanked women of the township for their work in the company's County Fair booth and announced that the women plan a bake sale in front of Penncy's Store at Clearfield Aug. 20 for benefit of the building fund. North Korea Breaks With Red China By JOHN RODERICK TOKYO ;AP) - North Korea today declared its independence within the world Communist movement, dramatically breaking with its old pro-Peking line. "There can be no superior party or inferior party nor a party that gives guidance and a party that receives guidance," said the official party newspaper Rodong Shinmoon. "One country of the parly cannot serve as the center of the world revolution or the leading party." The statement also disclosed a purge of party members guilty of "flunkeyism" - a slavish following of the theories of unnamed big Communist powers. It atlacked both Chinese and Soviet communism, but the heaviest criticism fell on the Chinese, who regard themselves as the only true defenders of the Communist faith. The statement signified an almost total rupture in Pyongyang's ideological tics to Peking, which have become progressively weaker in recent Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Announcement was made at Held, across from the grand-the meeting that an additional stand, and lights will be install-street light is to be installed at ed on the poles. the north end of Ray Street. There will be 144 lights al- Arrangements were made dur- together, of a new iodine-quartz ing the meeting for borough of- ficials to meet this morning with John Reed, county highway maintenance superintendent to study surface water drainage problems along state routes. Councilm.en participat:ng in the meeting were J. G. Harrington, John Deliman, Maxwell Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Nation's High, Low NEW YORK (AP) - The 117 degrees recorded at Palm Springs. Calif., was the highest in the country Thursday. The Butterworth, Lee Ashcroft and overnight low was 36 at Kalis- Mrs. Hazel Taylor. pell and Cut Bank, Mont. Portion of Route 255 Closed for Two Weeks By Mine Subsidence A portion of Route 255 at Hollywood was closed to through traffic this morning because of a mine subsidence. John Reed, Clearfield County maintenance superintendent for the State Highway Department, said that an abandoned mine is caving in under the highway. Adjacent to the highway in the community is a 15-foot deep hole. Mr. Reed said that a detour will be in effect for about two weeks while a highway crew spans the mine area. Traffic heading north from Clearfield will be rerouted at Penfield on Route 153 to Route 219. Local traffic will be maintained. Mahaf fey-Bel I Twp. Authority To Ask For Water Inventory MAHAFFEY - The Mahaf-fey-Bell Township Water Authority met last night to further discuss a community water problem. Ray Hockenbcrry, president of the group, said assistance will be requested from the Clearfield County Soil and Water Conservation District for an inventory of potential water development sites on a 5,050-acre area near Mahaffey. When the information becomes available a special meeting will be called to select a site for a preliminary engineering survey. Irvona Soldier In Viet Nam With 4th Infantry Division SAIGON, South Viet Nam - Among some 3,000 members of the 4th Infantry Division who landed in South Viet Nam Aug. 6 was Pfc. James W. Slifflcr, son of Mrs, Dorlhy Slifflcr, Irvona, Pa. One brigade of the veteran division debarked and was immediately airlifted into the central highlands. The 4th Division has been stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash. Stiffler is a radio teletype operator in Company C, 1st Battalion, of the division's 12th Infantry. He entered on active duty in November 1964 and received basic training at Fort Hood. Tex. Stiffler was employed by Laing's Television and Repair Store al Coalport, before entering the Army. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 ON PORT MATILDA MOUNTAIN - Policeman and helpers search for a way to remove overturned tractor trailer from the woods off Route 322 east of Philipsburg, where it wrecked yesterday afternoon. The driver was sent to the hospital with injuries and two companions were slightly injured. (Progress Photo) At Black Moshannon ... Rep. Gerald Ford To Address GOP Gerald R. Ford, (R-Mich.) minority leader of the U. S. House of Representatives, will be the featured speaker at the second annual Republican picnic and rally tomorrow at Black Moshannon State Park. Rep. Ford, who has served Michigan's 5th District in Congress for over 17 years, is scheduled to speak shortly after 6 p. m. He will be introduced by Congressman Albert W. Johnson of Smethport, of � the 23rd District. The outing is co-sponsored by the Philipsburg Area Men's Republican Club and the Moshannon Council of Republican Women. Activities will begin at 3 p. m., with music until 6 p. m. by the Thunderbolts. A picnic supper, with hot dogs and corn on the cob. will be served from 4 to 5:30 p m. The sponsoring committee have invited all interested persons to attend the event. Rep. Ford will arrive at Mid-State Airport late in the afternoon and will depart shortly after the conclusion of the rally. Congressman Ford has served in Congress since Jan. 3, 1349, and was elected minority leader of the House at the opening of thf Rr>th session on Jan, 4, 1965. Durin; the 88'h Congress, he was chairman of the Republican Conference of the House. Before becoming minority leader, he served on the appropriations committee, and was the senior Republican member of the subcommittee for Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 U.S. Rep. Gerald It. Ford ... to speak in area.