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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 17, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chucklt* Schoolboy in geography class: "The principal export of I h e United States is money." The Progress Reader's Tip Read about the mixup at Washington in 'The World Today' on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 194 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, August 17, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY 26 Viet Villagers 3S!S| Antiwar Group Members m m m m m m mm ^ News From Around World 2 I Face House Committee Killed as U. S. Bomber Crashes By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON (AP) - A U. S. Marine jet fighfer-bomber heavily laden with bombs and fuel crashed into a Vietnamese village shortly after takeoff from Da Nang airport today. At least 26 villagers were killed. The pilot, identified as 1st. Lt. Walter J. Doherty, 22, Gold Hill, Ore., miraculously escaped serious injury. His parachute failed to open after he ejected, but his fall was - broken by a tree. Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise ____ 24 Comics ................ 23 News From Around World 2 Sports............... 16, 17 Obituaries ...........'.... 2 Hospital News .......... 12 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ....... 21, 24 AP Special Report ...... 5 Fair Prize List ........ 6, 8 Area Servicemen ........ 14 A spokesman at the scene said (he plane, an F8E Crusader, was carrying two 1,000-pound bombs. One of the bombs exploded as did 20mm cannon ammunition. The crashing plane leveled a number of small Vietnamese homes. Others were set afire. On the battleground, a U.S. Marine amphibious assault force of more than 1,000 men. which landed Tuesday on the Planning Unit Reviews Phases Of Its Study The Clearfield County Planning Commission reviewed continuing map and other phases of shore of the South China Sea 100 its comprehensive county plan- miles east of Saigon, moved inning study at a regular meeting land into dense jungle and lust night. swamplands believed to be hid- The commission also gave its ing a Viet Cong division, approval, a routine matter, to The landing was unopposed, an application being filed by the By noon today, advance ele- City of DuBois for federal as- menls of the Marine force had sislance on a water filtration reached coastal Highway No. 1 plant. without meeting the enemy. It also accepted a historical The Leathernecks came review of the county to be pub- ashore in amphibious tracked lished as part of the over-all vehicles and helicopters from planning project. seven U.S. Navy ships, includ- These items were presented ing the assault carrier Iwo Jima, by Nelson G. Parks, county from which the helicopters were planning director, who also out- launched. The landing was pre- iined a proposed county-wide ceded by a saturation bombard- sewer and water supply survey ment of (he shore by cruisers, under the provisions of Act 537 destroyers and rocket ships, of the 1065 Legislature, if The Marines, who called their agreeable to the municipalities operation Deckhouse 3, were within the county. landed as a blocking force for Irvin Simpson and Kenneth Operation Toledo, a combined Skinner, planning consultants for U.S.-Vietnamese search and the Commission, reported that destroy sweep that began Aug. the land use maps are more 10 against the Viet Cong 5th Di- than half completed. They also vision. presented preliminary copies of Elsewhere in South Vict Nam, completely up-to-date topographic maps of the county by sec- Plcase Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 ground action was light, a result in part of heavy monsoon rains. In a talk with newsmen, Premier Nguyen Cao Ky said more American troops were definitely needed in South Viet Nam. But he declined to predict the eventual U.S. commitment, declaring this depended upon what the Communists did. Over North Viet Nam, American bombers hammered without letup at oil storage areas, high-September hours at the com- way traffic and other targets, niunity swimming pool were ap- Navy. Air Force and Marine proved last night at the monthly pilots flew 131 missions Tues-mceting of the Clearfield Swim- day. They hit at 18 oil depots ming Pool Association. and road traffic all the way Effective Sept. 7, the first day from the Hanoi-Haiphbng area of school, the pool will be open SOuth to near the demilitarized only from 2 to 6 p. m. Mo,nday ZOne that separates North and through Friday. Regular hours South Viet Nam. will prevail on the weekend (10 Pilots claimed hits on oil a. m. to 9:30 p. m. Saturdays dumps 15 miles northeast of Sentemker Hs�rs Established For Clearfield Pool Banks Hike Interest To 6 Per Cent Administration Calls for Curb On Credit Expansion WASHINGTON (AP) - Reacting 'o a wave of increases in prime lending rates, the Johnson administration has urged banks to curb credit expansion by saying "no" to more prospective borrowers. This could apply to the little fellow who wants a loan for a car, a house or other purposes as well as a big business firm seeking a major loan. In rapid-fire order Tuesday, commercial banks in several cities increased their prime lending rates for the fourth time in -a year, this time to 6 per cent. Other banks across the country were expected to follow suit today. There was no solid indication President Johnson would try to roll back the boost or talk the bankers out of it. The prime lending rate - that charged the largest and most creditworthy customers like big corporations - forms the basis for the commercial interest rate structure. Thus, when a bank's best customer is charged 6 per cent, other borrowers may be charged 6.5 per cent, 7 per cent or more. Experts said pressure will be placed on installment and other small loans, but supplies of money for personal or consumer loans will tend to be available, although at higher rates. Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler issued the plea for restraint .after the First National City Bank of New York initiated the increase by raising one-fourth of 1 per cent its lowest interest rate for business loans of 90 days or more. A bank spokesman said the move was designed "to moderate the continuing extraordinary PROTEST AT THE WHITE HOUSE - Demonstrators from various anti-Viet Nam war groups who are in the capital carry signs, some protesting the probe of their activities by the House Un-American Activities Commit- tee, as they marched along Pennsylvania Avenue yesterday before the White House. Some members of the group earlier in the day were ejected forcibly from a meeting of the committee in Washington. (AP Wirephoto) TFXWarplane UAW Demands Finalists Named Question Due Answer Monday \n Junior Miss For Probe On Contracts Preliminaries Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 and 1 lo 9:30 p. m. Sundays). Pool Manager Robert Shearer reported to the board that 150--- persons are enrolled in present Rifle! AclrPfl Fftr Wnrlr swimming classes. These in- B,M9 rur If UIIV elude 21 adults and 20 young- A* DuRaSc fPilfer sters from the Children's Home. *" vchici The instructional program, he HARRISBURG (AP) - Bids said, is "going very well." "'ill be received by the General In other matters, Harry Davis, Stale Authority Aug. 31 for con-building committee chairman, slructiori of a classroom and of-noted that one aqua slide has fice building on the Pennsylva-been installed and that a second nia State University campus in DuBois, Clearfield County, it was announced today. The two-story structure will also accommodate a gymnasi- slide will be in stalled next season. Authorization was given for Mr. Davis to make arrangements for grading and seeding urn that further could be used the playground area and apron as an auditorium, the GSA said, in front of the parking lot this The project has a construction fall. allocation of $555,450. District Escapes Brunt of Storm But Gets Rain By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain, howling winds and awesome exhibitions of lightning swept parts of Pennsylvania on Tuesday night causing widespread damage. The Clearfield County - Moshannon Valley area escaped the full brunt of the storm, experiencing only moderate winds and scattered, but heavy, thunderstorms. Clearfield measured .40 of an inch of rainfall and Curwensville .45 of an inch. The precipitation boosted the total for the month thus far at Clearfield to 3.33 inches. Electric power was also interrupted in widely separated spots either from lightning caused damage or by wind downed lines. The lightning that accompanied an intense downpour in the Bethlehem-Easlon area was believed responsible for a fire that wrecked a 32-sludent dormitory on the campus of Moravian Seminary for Girls at Green Pond. Rainfall of 1.60 inches was reported at the Allentown-Bethle-hem-Easton Airport. Fair and cool tonight, low in the 50s. Increasing cloudiness and warmer Thursday with scattered Ihundershowers by late afternoon. Sunrise 6:24-Sunset 8:07 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 4.65 feet (falling); Today 7 a. m. - 4.50 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 56; High 80; Overnight low 58. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 59; High 80; Overnight low 57. Five - Day Forecast Aug. 18-22: Temperatures will average near the seasonal normal highs of 78 to 82 and lows of 60 lo 61. There will be only minor day-to-day tempera-*ure variations. Rainfall will average one-half to three-quarters of an inch as daily showers Friday through Monday. Shapp Welcomes Leader, Hilton To His Camp HARRISBURG (AP) - Milton Shapp has gained strong support for his Democratic campaign for governor from former Gov. George Leader, one of the state Democratic leaders with whom he has fought, plus a Republican who is repudiating what he calls his party's reactionary candidates. The Republican, Frank C. Hilton, secretary of property and supplies under Gov. John Fine, said Shapp's opponent, Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, was part of a reactionary movement to take over the Republican Party. Leader and Hilton appeared with Shapp at a news conference Tuesday to announce they would co-chair a committee to seek bipartisan support for Shapp. Shapp, who battled his party's organization leaders in the primary and defeated their candidate, and then threatened to set up his own organization to run his campaign, enthusiastically welcomed the support of Leader and Hilton. "With men like this in the leadership of a great volunteer effort, we will certainly have the massive bipartisan support that will win in November," he said. Leader, admitting his past differences with Shapp, was just as enthusiastic. "I'm" impressed as one who was not one of Mr. Shapp's supporters in the primary by his By BEM PRICE WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate subcommittee plans to reopen the whole bitter question of whether the United States is buying a second-best warplane - the TFX - to save $1 billion. Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., chairman of the Senate permanent investigations subcommittee, said so Tuesday in the Senate without specifying just exactly when. Presumably, however, the hearing will be held prior to the time the Navy has lo decide whether its version of the TFX, called the FlllB, is useful. The Navy will reach a conclusion next March or April. In a brief, off-the-floor interview, McClellan said he would propose an amendment, probably today, to the $59-billion defense appropriations bill forbidding the Pentagon to procure FlllBs through the expenditure of appropriated but unused funds. The present appropriation bill does not include money for the purchase of the FlllB beyond the five included in a research and development contract with General Dynamics of Fort Worth, Tex. In an exchange with Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., chairman of the Senate Armed S rvices Committee, McClellan elicited this statement from Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 41 New Voters Sign A total of 41 new voters were registered last night at special registrations conducted at Pen-field and Smithmill. They included 22 Republicans, 18 Democrats and one no-party. The biggest turnout was at Penfield where 15 Republicans, 15 Democrats and the no-party signed. At Smithmill the count was seven Republicans and three Democrats. Tomorrow registrars will visit the Madera election house and the Morris Township Volunteer Fire Company building from 6 to 9 p. m. Bloodmobile Gets 49 Pints At Curwensville CURWENSVILLE - The Red Cross Bloodmobile collected 49 pints of blood as it visited Curwensville yesterday. Walk-in donors, 46 of them, accounted for most of the pints donated as the visit opened with but 26 appointments and only 12 of them kept. In all, 58 persons appeared to give blood, with 9 of them asked to return at a later time due to physical reasons. Sixteen of the donors were giving blood for the first time. Red Cross officials and the sponsoring Curwensville Lions Club reported that a personal appeal over WCPA lale in the afternoon was most effective in recruiting donors. The next opportunity to donate blood will be Monday, Sept. 19, when the Bloodmobile will be at Clearfield. By A. F. MAHAN DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto Workers have demanded that the automakers give them an answer by next Monday on the union's request for reopening current contracts to write in higher wages for skilled tradesmen. The three-year contracts, negotiated in 1964, do not expire for more than a year, and Chairman Henry Ford II of Ford Motor Co. is on record as saying reopening at this time would be "inadvisable."-- Machinists Study Hefty Contract As Vote Nears WASHINGTON (AP) - Striking machinists deliberated today whether to approve a hefty new contract and end history's worst airlines strike or risk tough legislation that also would be a historic first. Top officials of the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists held high hopes that a wage escalator clause plus a 56-cent wage hike and other benefits would persuade the 35,400 strikers to approve the proposed three-year contract in voting Friday. The strikers rejected a While House agreement July 31 that left out the escalator clause, which would provide up to an extra 6 cents an hour if living costs continued their sharp upswing. Congress, reluctant to act on the politically explosive issue, held up action on a resolution lo order the strikers back to work for up to six months pending outcome of Friday's vote. While Congress stepped in three years ago to halt a threatened railroad slrike and blocked other strikes in wartime, the airlines bill would be the first time strikers ever were forced The demand comes, however, just as the automakers are beginning to roll out 1967 models. The union says its only weapon now is "the power of persuasion." But a strong demand always raises the specter of work stoppages, and all the manufacturers like to begin a new model year with a rush. Skilled tradesmen within the UAW contend they are underpaid when compared with others, particularly within the building trades. They point to a Detroit straight-time scale of $4.63 hourly for carpenters and $5.20 for electricians. In the Big Three auto plants they claim tool and die makers average $3.87, and in job shops of the Detroit Tooling Association, $4.25. Other skilled trades are millwrights and machinist1:. UAW spokesmen said Tuesday the union would ask a "substantial increase" in event of reopening. The figure of 25 per cent, or about $1 an hour, has been tossed about by some within the skilled ranks. Only Ford has replied publicly to contract reopening, a subject which UAW President Walter P. Reuther broached some weeks ago. In a .secret meeting Monday, however, General Motors, Chrysler and Ford, plus the Detroit Tooling Association, promised to meet a week later with the union on its "yes or no" de- Fifleen Clearfield County girls were named finalists in the Clearfield County Junior Miss pageant preliminaries, held Monday evening at the Captain's Table Restaurant. The girls are: Alyce Miller, Kathryn Diehl, Anne Fulton, Donna Smith and Betty Moh-ney, all of Clearfield; Rebecca Freeberg, Janet Peters and Frances Coledo, all of Curwensville; Linda Graff, Phyllis Fink and Linda Mauk, all of DuBois;. Linda Boone, of Coalport; Bonita Rio of Penfield; Cynthia Paul of Munson; and Mary Kost of Houlzdale. Some 52 young ladies took part in the competition, sponsored locally by the Clearfield Area Jaycees in cooperation 'with the DuBois Jaycees. The judges who selected the finalists were: Elwood Rohrbaugh, superintendent of the Clearfield Area Schools; Mrs. Sandra M. Kurtz of Clearfield; and Jack Harriger, superintendent of the DuBois Area Schools. The 15, finalists will compete in the Clearfield County Junior Miss pageant Oct. 8 in the Clearfield High School auditorium. The local pageant is part of a nationwide program "to honor and reward the country's leading high school girls for achievements in scholastics, 17 Arrested In Tumultous Opening Day By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) - More members of antiwar groups that brand the United States as an aggressor in Vict Nam face questioning today by the House Committee on Un-American Activities after a tumultuous opening day punctuated by repeated crowd outbursts and l7 arrests. Minutes brfnrr the committee plunged into its hearings on bills aimed at Americans who help the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong, a three-judge federal court lifted an order by U S. Dist. Judge Howard F. Corcoran forbidding the session. But it directed a further hearing today on a constitutional challenge to the committee's authority. Scores of police and federal marshals patrolled the sprawling caucus room in the old House Office Building, and surrounding marble corridors. Although congressional staff aides got most of the 300 seats, bursts of laughter and applause echoed from the audience throughout the day. Nine persons were dragged or carried out by police after leaping lo their feet and shouting challenges to the committee. Another eight were arrested as several hundred supporters of the antiwar witnesses milled and jostled in corridors hoping to get seals. The committee devoted its morning session and part of the afternoon to laying the groundwork for an allegation that such antiwar groups as the May 2nd Movement are controlled by Communist organizations such as the Progressive Labor Movement and the Progressive Labor party. Phillip A. Luce, an author and former member of the Progressive Labor Movement, testified that the antiwar groups repre- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 State College Youth Killed in Cycle Fall BOALSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Seventeen - year - old John C. Ayres of State College was killed Tuesday when his motorcycle skidded on rain-wet Rt. 322 and fell underneath the wheels of an on-coming truck, police said. Police said Ayres had formerly lived in Philadelphia. Contract Awarded For Brisbin Work BRISBIN - A contract for $7,068.05 was awarded by Borough Council at a special meeting Monday evening to Midland Contractor Inc. of Bellefonte for the paving of several streets. Borough Secretary Harold R. Lobb announced that work on the project is expected to be started in the near future. Bloodmobile Visit Scheduled Tuesday At Philipsburg VFW PHILIPSBURG - Members of the Junior Woman's Club are soliciting blood donors for next Tuesday's visit of the Red Cross Bloodmobile. The blood center will be established in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home from noon to 6 p. m. The quota has been set at 115 pints. Young people, those between 18 and 21, are particularly being urged to give blood. Donors under the age of 21 must have parental approval. Forms for this purpose may be obtained from Miss Beverly Snyder at the First National Bank. John E. Lux, blood donor recruitment chairman for the Philipsburg area, said that Tuesday's visit will be the first in the Moshannon Chapter area since the new Red Cross fiscal year opened. Members of the Youth Corps will serve as helpers to unload, set up, and then reload Bloodmobile equipment. Salaries Increased ... West Branch Board Plans Financial Moves ALLPORT - Directors of the West Branch Area Schools last night voted to borrow up to $23,000 to complete the school athletic field, to increase minimum salaries for teachers from $4,600 to $4,800, to increase pay for all other employes, and to pay the tax collector an additional $1,000. Contracts were awarded during the meeting for the supplying of coal to the schools and for reroofing the Mor- risdale building. --- In other business during the , f absence wag ted monthly meeting bills totalling lwo.monlh leave was approv. $141,891 were ordered paid, ac- d and s e v e r a 1 cafeteria ion was taken to conform with h made the Civil Rights Act, a federal In sdisc.ussing completion of the athletic field, adjacent to Senators Face Showdown On Reserve Callup WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators face a showdown today on a proposal to give President Johnson authority to call up thousands of young military reservists - now exempt - for possible combat duly in Viet Nam." The President has not asked for such authority. The reserves proposal and other controversial riders - including a proposed S522.5-mil-lion slash - upset plans of Senate leaders lo complete passage Tuesday of a massive $58 billion-plus defense money bill. Needing a two-thirds majority lo add their reserve callup proposal to the appropriation measure, Sens. Richard 'B. Russell, D-Ga., and Lcverett Saltonstall, R-Mass., based their appeal on fair treatment for draftees and volunteers in the Southeast Asian war. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, presumably with White House backing, has rejected congressional suggestions that the citizen-soldiers be called to active duly. The Russell-Saltonslall proposal would permit Johnson to call to active duty for 18 months any ready reservist whose previous service was limited to training. Existing law limits the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Firemen's Convention Will Open Tomorrow Firemen from 22 Central Pennsylvania counties will converge on Bellefonte tomorrow to start the three-day Central District Volunteer Firemen's Association 74th annual convention. Registration will open at I l> m. tomorrow in the Logan Fire Hall. Past presidents will have a banquet in the evening and at 8 p. m. there will be a Board of Control meeting. Convention officials say that several thousand firemen are expected to attend various sessions during the three days. coordinator was named, eight' equal - length school periods ^ school jt w, voted t0 were adopted an invitation was borrow t0 $23 000 l0 com. extended to the county school {t fae FsUdium and t0 have directors to meet at the school, and a bus shelter was ordered moved. Two teachers were hired, two resignations were accepted, a sabbatical leave was granted, a it ready for use a year from now. Poles are to be erected and floodlights placed to provide lighting for night games. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Property Tax Due The .Clearfield County Commissioners reminded today that the face period for payment of personal property taxes expires next Monday, Aug. 22. After that date a five per cent penalty will be assessed on all unpaid personal property taxes. ;