Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 18, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
j j- 1 � l , l j _.r_ - I- * TODAY TOMORROW . Education in Focus The County Office Special Education - Part II In our previous article, we discussed the general aspects of the Special Education program being conducted in the schools of the Clearfield County Area under the supervision, for the most part, of the County Superintendent's Office. Today, let's take a look at more specific aspects of the program and see what it seeks to accomplish. Let's remember lhat the 5pecial Education program is mandated by state law and seeks to educate all of the exceptional children "who deviate from the normal (child) to a degree that they need special services." This group can include those who are blind to some degree, deaf and deafened, have physical handicaps as the result of polio, cerebral palsy or other causes, those with speech impediments, those who are emotionally and socially disturbed, the mentally retarded and, in contrast, those who are mentally advanced. Generally speaking, the Social Education program aims at teaching youngsters in its classes to be better citizens, through the tools of learning such as reading, writing and arithmetic to the limit of their ability, and to get along with his superiors and his fellow students. The County Office staff, headed by James H. Blackwell with Miss Mildred Rorabaugh as assistant supervisor, includes a sight conservationist, eight speech therapists and 38 teachers working in classrooms of the eight districts in the Area. These are the types of instruction provided: Elementary Grades Because it generally takes a year to determine a child's need for Special Education service, children are not admitted to special classes until the end of their first year of schooling. In rare cases they may be transferred to such classes after Jan. 1. Individual intelligence tests plus their academic achievement during the first year of school are determining factors in their transfer to special classes. These generally are the slow learners, who would be neglected and lost in the regular classrooms where lessons geared to the average student are beyond their ability and the class is too large for the teacher to give them he individual attention they need. But in the special class, they find instruction tuned to their own ability to comprehend and to develop in their own way. Here they have an opportunity to keep up with others in the class, to realize the joys of achievement in class work instead of being failures and shoved into the background of a regular class. The classroom instruction may be, and is, considerably different from that of regular classes. Games and songs, film strips, art and handicraft are related to the learning of the Three R's, good grooming and good manners are part of the daily lesson arfd overall there is the effort to draw out each individual child so that he can learn and progress to the best of his ability. Junior - Senior High This is the age group that in the past has provided most of the school drop-outs, even though they had the capacity to learn. Again, before Special Education classes these were the boys and girls who were lost and bewildered in the average classroom. Yet, experience has shown that permitted to progress at their own rate of speed rather than competing with children of higher IQ's, they can learn the tools of making their way in life after school. Junior - Senior High School pupils in Special Education classes are not segregated from their fellow students. They are in home rooms with others, attend regular classes in such subjects as art, music, shop, home economics and physical education. They are encouraged to participate in school activities such as sports (and at least one such student wound up a state wrestling champion). They must achieve grades comparable with their ability and on graduation they receive either a standard diploma or one in Special Education. The Philipsburg - Osceola Area High School developed an on-the-job training program as part of its Special Education program last year that had encouraging results. Part-time jobs were found for senior boys and girls in Philipsburg area businesses and industries, with the students spending half of their time in schoolroom classes, half on the jobs. They were supervised by their school instructors, rated by their employers, and the overall results were excellent. This, in the words of Raymond O'Brien, special education instructor, gave the boys and girls an opportunity to acquire good work habits, accept responsibility and think for themselves plus earning a recommendation for future, permanent jobs after graduation. Day Care Centers These are for severely mentally retarded children, who are admitted at the usual school-starting age. The youngsters are trained to be socially accepted at the table and in the living room by their family and guests. Efforts are made to teach them to be as physically coordinated as possible and to develop and improve any skills that they have. Day Care Centers are operated at Philipsburg and Clearfield for about 20 children. Homebound Instruction This service is for children who are physically unable to attend school, either for a short period of time or for the full 12 years of ordinary schooling. The number receiving such instruction varies a great deal for it can include children unable to attend regular school classes because of injuries or sickness as well as those whose physical disabilities prevent them from ever attending regular classes. Their instructors may be from the regular school faculty, retired teachers or teachers who are married and no longer teaching regular classes. Some school districts operate their own homebound instruction; others depend on the County Office to provide teachers and su- pervision. Speech Instruction The eight speech therapists on the County Office staff travel from school to school to provide instruction for children with speech defects and those whose hearing is impaired. Because of the limited staff and the area to be covered, such instruction by the therapists is limited to an average of a half hour a week per child or, in some cases, for two or three children having the same defect. Instruction usually starts in the second grade after the pupils have been screened and their speech problems detected. The speech therapist aims at eliminating bad habits of speech. Children with hearing difficulties usually are found by the school nurse in her screening of all children for health defects. Children having severe cases of deafness are referred to the State Health Department for otological and audiological examinations to determine what medi- Please Turn to Page 11, Col. 1 in Frid CI Today's Chuckle Life Is full of ups and downs - like getting up in the morning and getting down to work. Vol. 60 - No. 195 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, August 18, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Authority To Reservists Call iven Johnson by Senate WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate, overriding objections from the White House and the Pentagon, has given President Johnson standby authority to call up thousands of reservists for possible active duty in Viet Nam. Voting 66-21 Wednesday to tie the provision to the pending $58.2-billion annual defense money bill, the Senate heeded arguments that many draft-age youths were Army Reserve and National Guard to avoid Southeast Asian the the joining duty in war. "We can't permit the six- month reserve training program to become an umbrella to avoid active service," declared Sen. Stuart Symington, D-Mo., a former secretary of the Air Force. Wednesday's vote amounted to a hard-fought victory for Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Leveret t Saltonstall, R-Mass., its ranking Republican. President Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert S. Mc-Namara have rejected previous proposals for mobilizing any of the citizen-soldier units of the armed services. The Senate faces another battle over the huge defense bill today - this time from a small band of dissenting Democrats who are seeking to slash more than $500 million from it. Sen. George McGovern, D- S.D., offered the proposal to cut Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Superior Court Upholds Cherry In Three Cases The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld Clearfield County Judge John A. Cherry in three cases appealed to the high court for further action. In decisions and opinions handed down this week the Su- Sale Begins Tomorrow At Clearfield It's almost that time again for students - back to school time. But now's the time for thrifty parents to buy those necessary back to school items for their family . . . now during a three-day back to school sales promotion being sponsored by the Clearfield Merchants Association. Clearfield merchants have stocked their stores with a great array of fall and school merchandise, ranging from clothing and shoes to school supplies. Thirty-four merchants are participating in this special sale, which begins tomorrow, and will be offering A-plus values on brand name merchandise. Business activity will close at 9 o'clock tomorrow and Monday nights and at 5 p, m. Saturday. For additional convenience, don't forget the new downtown off street parking lot on Cherry Street. Brand name merchandise you like, at prices within your budget can be found in the following participating stores: Leitzinger Dept. Store; Penn Furniture Co., Brody's; The County National Bank; The Clearfield Trust Co.; Clearfield New Car Dealers; Crago and Cook Enterprises, Inc.; Thompson and Buck; Hen-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 EXIT UNDER PRESSURE - Arthur Kinoy, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, is hustled out of the hearing room of the House Committee on Un-American Activities yesterday. Kinoy was one of several persons led or carried from the hearing room. The committee is holding an investigation of anti-Viet Nam war activities. (AP Wirephofo) perior Court jurists affirmed ~ ~~*~- Judge Cherry in the cases of CI GOT 11610 FiriTl the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Letzler; Iraca, appellant vs. Kitko, et al; and Ball vs. Russell, superintendent QuQrtGTS SoOtl of the Western Penitentiary. To Move to New The appeal of A. H. Letzler of Houtzdale, was taken to the Superior Court after Mr. Letzler lost his driver's license following the entering of a plea of Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Members Need Cards Members of Clearifeld's new community swimming pool were reminded today by Manager Robert Shearer that they must present membership cards to be admitted to the pool. Non-members can buy daily passes at the pool. To Sign Up Voters Special voter registration will be conducted at two Clearfield County communities tonight. Registrars will be at the Madera Election House and the Morris Township Volunteer Fire Co. building at Morrisdale from 6 to 9 p. m. Miller Auto Parts Division of the C. H. Miller Hardware Co. of Huntingdon, Fa., announced today that it will move its Clearfield branch, now at 23 North Second St., to its new location at 309 North Second St. effective Sept. 1. The Miller Auto Parts branch at Clearfield was opened in February 1946, and has served the automotive service trade since that time. The Miller Auto Parts Division has served central Pennsylvania since 1914 and has Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ..... 20, 21 Hints From Meloise ____ 18 Comics ................. 25 Sports .............. 16, 17 Obituaries ............... 3 Hospital News ....... 8, 22 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............ 24 School News ....., 7, 13 Sunday School Lesson .. 19 Defendants re Fined In County Court All eight defendants appearing at a brief session of Clearfield County Plea Court yesterday morning got off with fines and no jail sentences. All but one of the defendants were charged with a crime involving a motor vehicle. Two of them - Erwin R. Diefenderfer Jr. of Walnutport, and Leland D. Jewell of 345 Twelfth St., Reynoldsville - pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while under suspension. Each was fined $100 and placed on a year's probation. Bill Hollman of Houtzdale R. D. and Mrs. Wanda Maincs of Philipsburg R. D. 2 were sentenced for operating a motor vehicle without first being licensed. Jt was Hollman's second offense. In fining him $100 and Flying object u. 5, Continues Spotted in Area A shiny object was sighted in the sky over the Carr's Hill area of Clearfield R. D. last night, according to residents of the area who contacted The Progress this morning. Irvin McLaughlin Jr. said he was outside at about 7:35 p .m. when he saw some neighborhood children looking intently into the sky. Mr. McLaughlin said he looked up and saw a shiny capsule-shaped object over a wooded section, and he estimated its distance at 500 to 600 feet away and 1,500 to 2,000 feet up in the air. '*ll looked like it was standing still," Mr. McLaughlin said, "and the sun was shining on it." He said it was shaped like a child's top and it put off no smoke or sound. Mr. McLaughlin said he started home to tell Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 4 Clearfielder Burned _ As Falling Wire Hits Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 TfUCk Near AltOOnO To Pound Red Areas in North By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - American warplanes continued their pounding of targets in North Viet Nam, the U.S. Military Command reported today, but two planes were lost. On the ground, South Vietnamese government troops launched a new drive against Viet Cong guerrillas only three miles from Saigon after an upsurge of terrorist attacks on the fringes of the capital. Elsewhere only scattered ground fighting was reported. A U.S. military spokesman reported U.S. fighter-bombers flew 109 missions over the Communist North Wednesday and encountered three MIG17s. i Two MIGs made a pass at two Air Force F105 Thunderchiefs while the U.S. jets were bomb- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Youth Injured In Clearfield To Get One of Three New Commander District Mishaps Of State Police A 17 - year - old Philipsburg youth was injured yesterday in one of three traffic accidents investigated in Clearfield and Philipsburg boroughs. Robert Lee Hensel was taken to the Philipsburg State General Hospital and treated and released. Philipsburg Borough pol i c e reported that Hensel's car and one operated by Mrs. Virginia Peters, 47, of Mineral Springs, collided at the intersection of Second and Locust streets at 10:50 a. m. Damage in the collision was estimated at $250 to the Hensel car and $225 to the Peters vehicle. No one was injured in the other two accidents, both of which occurred in the same area of Clearfield Borough. At 11 a. m. Mrs. Leora Lynch, 48, of 116 Anderson Ave., Cur- Effective Aug. 31, Sgt. Robert D. Harris will be in charge of the Clearfield Substation of the Pennsylvania State Police, succeeding Sgt. Andrew F, Zavat-sky who is being transferred to Troop "C" Headquarters at Punxsutawney. Sgt. Harris, who has been residing at Clearfield since he was first stationed here in the mid-1950's, is presently at the Strattonville Substation. Sgt. Zavatsky will continue to make his home at Clearfield. Trooper Harley Johnson, who has also been residing at Clearfield for the past several years, will be transferred to the Tion-esta Substation Aug. 31. He has been stationed at headquarters since the spring of this year. Sgt. Zavatsky has been stationed at Clearfield since 1950. With the exception of about three years, Sgt. Harris has Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 8 Clearfield Countians Inducted Into Army The Selective Service Board No. 48 of Clearfield today announced the names of Clearfield countians inducted into the Army Aug. 5 at Pittsburgh. Currently at Fort Jackson. S. C. for further assignment and training are: Robert James Chapaloney, Robert James Han-nold, James Terrance Hatten, Fred Dennis Lanich, John James Leonard, Dennis Neal Michael, Larry Wayne Peacock, Charles Francis Robertson and Paul Socoski Jr. The board did not list addresses for the men. A Clearfield man is in satisfactory condition in the Clea r-field Hospital today with second and third degree burns suffered Monday when he was working on a Pennsylvania Electric Co. construction project at Bell-wood, near Altoona. William Cupplcs, 48, 313 Og-den Ave., a lineman for the Penelec office at Philipsburg, was working with a crew removing an old power line pole to make way for a new transmission line when the accident occurred at 2:30 p. m. Monday. Mr. Cupples was burned on the hip and foot when two of the 12,000-volt power lines crossed, shorted and burned off, drop- Former Curwensville Resident Wounded In Viet Nam Fight MEADVILLE - A former Curwensville resident whose family currently lives at Mead- ville was wounded last week while on patrol with the U. S. Marine Corps in South Viet Nam. Pfc. William L. Tenon, son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Tenon of 1202 S. Cottage St., Meadville, sustained a gunshot wound in the right shoulder from hostile sniper fire while on patrol with Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Despite Assurances From Administration . . Nations Economy Faces ome nagging roble ms By JOSEPH R. COYNE WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy still faces some nagging problems - high interest rates and the threat of further inflation - despite assurances from the Johnson administration that it's strong and healthy. Since the beginning of the year, the pattern for prices and interest rates has been steadily upward. And the wage*price guidelines, one of the administration's major tools against inflation, now have been left for dead by their critics. Even the administration, which still clings to the guidelines as official policy, is reassessing their value in the wake of this month's steel-price increases and an airline machin- ists' settlement which AFL-CIO President George Meany has described as wonderful. The settlement was well above that prescribed by the guidelines. Administration leaders expect a lessening of some of the economic pressures later in the Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 5 Lawyers Stalk From Hearing Second Day's Session as Stormy As First One By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee investigating anti-Vict Nam war groups faces a major decision involving witnesses today following the walkout of seven lawyers in another stormy session. The lawyers, representing a dozen subpoenaed witnesses, marched from Wednesday's hearing of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in protest of the forced expulsion of another attorney. The committee must decide whether tc dismiss the witnesses if they fail to get new law-vers by a noon EDT deadline today. If the witnesses are dismissed, the committee could start questioning a number of people waiting to testify on the need for legislation to curb antiwar activities. More than three dozen persons have been arrested during two days of hearings - 19 of them Wednesday - most for shouting, hissing and cheering during the tumultuous sessions in the sprawling hearing room. 'Tve seen enough,5' said Rep. Richard Ichord, D-Mo., a committee member, after several of the subpoenaed witnesses tried to make speeches denouncing the committee and the Viet Nam War while being directed by acting Chairman Joe R. Pool, D-Tex., to get new lawyers. Ichord said the hearings had shown "a very serious need for this legislation." Bills sponsored by Pool and other committee members would slap maximum $20,000 fines and 20-ycar prison sentences on Americans who block shipment of U.S. men and materials to Viet Nam, or who help the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong. The central figure in Wednesday's tumult, which completely overshadowed testimony taken Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Lawrence Twp. Supervisors Plan Road Protect Plans to pave Flegal Road and to propose special joint meetings with members of Clearfield Borough Council were made at last night's regular meeting of the Lawrenct Township Board of Supervisors. John B. Gales, township solicitor, was authorized to advertise for the Flegal Road paving bids. Relocation of Route 153 in that section of the township made the resurfacing necessary. A request to Borough Council for the special meetings to discuss matters of mutual interest to township and borough will be relayed at tonight's Council meeting. Arrangements for the proposed meetings will be announced later. Mr. Gates reported that he had written to the Clearfield County Commissioners expressing Lawrence Township's interest in a county-wide "sewer facility survey, under Act 537 as Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 7 Busy Day Scheduled For Firemen Friday At District Meeting BELLEFONTK - Tomorrow promises In be a busy day for firemen who convened here today for the Central District Volunteer Firemen's Association's 74th annual convention. Evening events will feature a contest to select "Miss Central District Fire Queen" and a comic parade of firemen through the Bellefonte business district. To be staged in the Bellefonte Elementary School auditorium, the contest will begin at 7 p. m.� while parade time is 9:30 p. in. Registration will take place all day. There will be business sessions at 10:30 a. m. and 1 p. m. in the elementary school. Following the afternoon session will be a banquet for all delegates beginning at 5 p. m.