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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - August 19, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Men's styles sometim e s change, but their designs remain the same. The Progress Reader's Tip The football call has sounded. See Page 10. Vol. 60 - No. 196 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Corwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, August 19, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Stormy Anti-Viet Hearings Nearing End Witness Ejected; 12 Arrested Clearfield Council Gets Resignation Of Patrolman Clearfield Borough Council, meeting for the first time this month, last night received the resignation of a borough patrolman, appointed a new member to the Recreation Board and took action to construct sidewalks and regulate traffic along West Front Street, now a part of the new Route 153. The Council meeting regularly held on the first Thursday was cancelled this month since it fell during the week of the Clearfield County Fair. Ideal Weather Greets Shoppers At Clearfield Ideal weather greeted shoppers today as they took advantage of Clearfield merchants' back-to-school sales promotion. The sale, now in its first day, will conclude Monday. Stores will close at 9 o'clock tonight and Monday and at 5 p. m. tomorrow. A large variety of A-plus brand name merchandise awaits thrifty shoppers at the 34 Clearfield stores participating in this three-day sales bonanza. Moon Prober's Troubles Could Delay Landings By RALPH DIGHTON AP Science Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - U.S. space agency officials say the Lunar Orbiter has run into camera troubles which could delay America's program to find safe astronaut landing sites on the moon. The problem showed up Thursday in pictures taken by a high resolution lens as the 850-pound spacecraft swept over a broad plain on the far right edge of the lunar disc. Clifford Nelson, Lunar Orbiter project manager, said, "If the problem is permanent, it could have a serious impact on the mission. We might have to refly the mission - wait until another Lunar Orbiter can be launched - before we can get the close-ups we need of the sites selected as possible landing areas for Apollo astronauts." Nelson earlier had said Lhe trouble appeared to be in ground equipment which converts spacecraft pictures into television images. He had denied a report the trouble was in the spacecraft, saying technicians had told him pictures re- At last night's session Council received - but did not act upon - the resignation of Patrolman Richard Shaffer from the borough police force. The resignation, which was referred to the fire and police committee, was presented by Mayor Edward A. Clark. Patrolman Shaffer, the mayor said, had worked until 8 p. m. Friday, Aug. 12. Council did lake action, however, in the form of unanimous approval of the appointment of Donald Miller to the borough's Recreation Board. He will fill lhe vacancy caused by the resignation of J. Riley Fulmer who has moved from town. At the request of Councilman Roy Wise, chairman of the streets, sidewalks and sewers committee, Council also unanimously approved advertisement of bids for sidewalk construction along West Front Street. The sidewalks, which will replace those torn up by the widening of the new Route 153, will be constructed on both sides of the street from Nichols Street to the borough line. Also in connection with West Front Street, it was decided to request the State Highways Department to set the speed limit along the section within the borough at 25 miles per hour. In other actions taken during the meeting Council: V Decided to comply with a request by the Ames Department Stores to hook up a burglary alarm at the firm's shopping center along Route 322 with borough radio headquarters. The charge will be $5 per month. Approved the erection of stop signs along South Sixth Street at the intersection of Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 FISH KILL REPORTED - More than 100 small fish were found dead in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River this morning along Old Town Road, Clearfield. Shown above are some of the tiny bluegills, perch and catfish found floating in the oil-covered river water. No cause for the kill, which took place sometime after 8 p. m. last evening, had been determined this morning as officials began an investigation. The Vill was the second reported this month, the first occuring Aug. 5 at Curwensville. (Progress Photo) Grants Gets Lease five Cents for Students ... for Store At r__� t Shopping Center V,D5X 01 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 West Decatur AuthorityOrders Water Boiled WEST DECATUR - Customers of the West Decatur Authority were told today to boil all water used for drinking and human consumption. The "boil water" edict is due to a breakdown of the authority's chlortnator and will be in effect only until the necessary repairs are made. An order for the necessary parts ha*s been made and immediate shipment is expected, authority chairman Lewis Shaw said this morning. The Peter F. Pasbjerg Development Co., a Newark, N. J., realtor, today announced completion of details of a lease with the W. T. Grant Co. for a 50,000-square foot branch department store to be constructed at the Clearfield Shopping Plaza. The tract cover 25 acres approximately one mile east of downtown Clearfield on Route 322. It is on the site of the former Robinson Clay Products ticket which previously averaged Co. The shopping center will contain about 150,000 square feet of stores and is to be completed by next summer. Glucksman and Guzzo of Irvington, N. J., are the architects. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ..... 12, 13 Sports .............. 10, 11 Obituaries .............. 2 Hospital News .......... 7 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Church News ............ 9 Hiked at Curwensville CURWENSVILLE - Cost of school lunches in the Curwensville system will be slightly higher this year as a result of action taken by the Curwensville Area School Board at a special meeting last night. In what was viewed as a move to keep the lunch program on a sound financial footing, the board voted a five-cent per day increase for student meals and hiked the price of teachers' lunches 15 cents. - Thus the five-day sludent meal^ fc B . No One ln\ared In Three County Road Accidents No injuries were reported in any of three traffic accidents in Clearfield County yesterday. The most damage - $360 - resulted from a two-car colli-ted by Max H. Ammerman, ele- sion at 1:30 p. m. on Route 410 mentary principal. about two miles west, of the Assignment of high school intersection of Routes 410 and teachers also was completed 153. out to 25 cerits per day now will cost $1.50 per week. Single day student tickets, meanwhile, were upped from 35 to 40 cents. Teachers, who had paid 35 cents per meal, hereafter will be charged 50 cents. In other matters, the board resolved the elementary teacher assignment problem by approving a revised plan submit- At Bellefonte... Firemen Move In For Convention BELLEFONTE - This quiet county seat town came to life yesterday as the vanguard of volunteer firemen from 22 counties arrived to open the 74th annual convention of the Central District Volunteer Firemen's Association. The convention, hosted by the Logan Fire Company No. 1 with assistance from members of Undine Fire Company No. 2, promises to be the largest ever held by the district or- -<- ganization. Registration of members and delegates totalled 826 last night - double the expected figure for opening night. The registrars were busy from early this morning and registration is to be continued until 9 p. m. today in order to issue credentials to . , , ... delegates and members attend- DUBOIS - Joseph M. Cleary, . , ____,, onn ,. , ' ing from more than 200 fire companies. A minimum of 1,500 firemen and possible more than 2,000, are expected to participate in the convention activities. The annual convention meeting was called to order by pres- Fair and mild tonight, low in the upper 50s. Partly cloudy and mild Saturday with slight chance of showers, high in the 80s. Sunrise 6:26-Sunset 8:04 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 4.25 feet (falling); Today 7 a. m. - 5.45 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Thursday low 60; High 86; Overnight low 60. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 48; High 80; Overnight low 51. Five - Day Forecast Aug. 20 - 24: Temperatures will average three to four degrees below the normal highs of 78 to 80 and lows of 59 to 61. Warm Saturday, turning cooler late Sunday and continuing cool Monday and Tuesday, moderating slowly Wednesday. Rainfall will average three-quarters of an inch as showers Sunday and Monday and again on Wednesday, with the election of Mrs. Doris Boob to teach American history in place of Robert M. Dreibel-bis who is being moved to guidance to fill a vacancy. Some board members expressed disatisfaction over late teacher resignations, leaving the board and the administration with an eleventh hour task of filling vacancies and revising schedules. This year the problem has been acute in some areas, particularly in science and English where some curtailments have been necessary. In view of current as well as past problems, the board decided to begin an early canvass for teachers next year.. At the same time it said it would seriously consider ap- Newsmen To Aid Promotion Of Route 219 Plan general manager of the Bradford Era, was elected chairman of a Newspaper Committee formed here yesterday to aid in promotion of development of Route 219. Other members of the com- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 mittce are George Waylonis, jdent Philip Saylor in the school managing editor of the DuBois auditorium al 10:30 a. m. today. Courier-Express, and Robert past President Fred C. Love Johns of the" Johnstown Tribune- presided over the memorial Democrat. One of the first service at which tribute was projects of the committee will paid to 35 members who died he to contact candidates in this during the past year. The fall's election concerning tins deaths included the following need for improvement of 219. from Clearfield County. John C. The luncheon meeting at Val- Traister, Oscar F. Nelson, Please Turn to Page 2, Cul. 2 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 Parents Will Request Changes in Schools A group of parents of Plymp-tonville Grade School students will attend the Clearfield Area School Board meeting Monday night to request a change in scheduling for the coming term. A spokesman for the group said that the board will be asked to send all children living south of new Route 153 to Third Ward School and all those north to the Plymplonville School. This, he said, is being requested to eliminate crossing the new highway. It was pointed out that construction work on the highway and some traffic, but no traffic signals, pose a threat to the children's safety. The highway is scheduled for completion late tills fall. Cars driven by Jean D. Scott, 41, of DuBois, and Thomas Black, 22, of Franklin, were both traveling east when a deer jumped out into the highway. Mrs, Scott stopped her car to avoid hitting s the animal. Mr. Black was unable to stop in time and hit the rear of the Scott car, damaging it to the amount of some $60. Damage to the Black car was estimated by state police at $300. At Curwensville last night at 9:40 o'clock, Joseph J. Tiuadar, 43, of 307 E. Locust St., Clearfield, entered Filbert Street from South Street, and his ear collided with another driven by Percy L. Smith, 63, vof Smith Park, Curwensville. Curwensville police had made no estimate of the damage this morning. The third accident was at Burnside Borough at 11:30 p.m. Police said Joann T. Turner, Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 3 District Roa d Toll This Year Accidents ........... 457 2K8 Damages ....... $32.1 ,B25 Deaths ....... 13 Deaths Elsewhere . . 2 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 418 Injured .......... Damages ....... $.111 ,:ir.2 Deaths .......... 10 Deaths Elsewhere . . . l Airline Contract Ready . . . Union Officials Predict Approval WASHINGTON (AP) - Striking machinists vote today on ending their walkout that has grounded five airlines for six weeks. Key union officials predicted acceptance of the contract granting hefty increases in wages and benefits. But leaders of some locals opposing ratification were reported trying to line up votes against the proposal by telephoning officials of locals in other - cities. "It's going to carry," said P. L. (Roy) Siemillcr, president of the AFL-CIO International Association o.' Machinists. He forecast a favorable vote of 60 per cent al union local meetings across the nation. Airline spokesmen said some flights could resume Saturday if strikers accept the contract. Service should be back to normal by next week, they said. More than 35,000 machinists union members struck five major airlines - Eastern, National, Northwest, Trans World and United - on July 8. Three weeks later they rejected a tentative contract negotiated under White House auspices. The latest agreement was reached as Congress deliberated on legislation which would order strikers back to their jobs. Action on the measure was delayed pending outcome of today's vole. The new proposal is considerably fatter than the White House agreement rejected by a 3-1 margin. It calls for a 56-cent Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Rev. Paul Schill Is New Priest At St. hands ERIE-Archbishop John Mark Gannon today named the Rev. Paul Schill, above, as assistant pastor of St. Francis Church at Clearfield, replacing the Rev. R. David Ehrman who takes Father Schill's place at St. Luke's parish, Erie. Father Schill, ordained in May 1963, is a native of Lucin-da and graduated from its parish high school in 1946. He enlisted and served with the U. S. Army during the Korean war, and from 1957 to 1959, studied at St. Mark's Seminary, Erie. During the next four years he studied theology at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, Md. His new assignment is his second as a priest. In another assignment affecting Clearfield County, the archbishop named the Rev. John L. Murray, ordained in 1947, to be headmaster of DuBois Central Christian High School to succeed the Rev. Robert J. Reilly. Johnson Begins Whirlwind Trip To Northeast By KARL R. BAL'MAN BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - President Johnson opened a fast-moving specchmaking trip into New York and New England today by telling a Buffalo audience the nation is well on its way to purifying the waters  of the Great Lakes. The three-day tour takes the President to five slates and to Canada for a meeting with Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. The first of his long series of speeches dealt with a variety of other domestic affairs such as a medical care for the aged and education for the young, as well as the matter of pollution. His schedule here included a cruise aboard a Coast Guard cutter to see the pollution of Lake Erie. He said the pollution is a result of the country's abundance. "It has been caused by the great industrial might of Buffalo and Cleveland and Toledo and dozens of other cities," he said. "That abundance has helped to create the kind of good life which so many people enjoy in Buffalo," For the first time,' he said, /'we are attacking head on our massive problems of water pollution in the United States." Johnson announced that the Interior Department today gave a go-ahead to the Rand Development Corp. for construction on the shores of Lake Erie at Buffalo of a new type of filter system. This system, he said, will at once prevent raw pollutants from entering the lake and will purify, at economical cost, the water that does go in. This is the first construction contract awarded under the Water Quality Act of 1965. Johnson said the key ingredient in this experimental filter is pulverized coal that can be used as fuel after serving as a filter agent. Committee Hopes To Bring Sessions To Close Today By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP)-An arguing witness was ejected and at least a dozen persons hauled out and arrested today as stormy hearings by thp House Committee on Un-American Activities neared an end. The witness. Steven C. Hamilton, 22, of Berkeley, Calif., was ordered from the room by lhe acting chairman, Joe R. Pool. D-Trx , after he refused to leave the witness stand and insisted nn introducing as "people's exhibits" figures on the size of profits of big corporations. "Just lead him lo the door," Pool told (wo federal marshals. They escorted the former University of California student out of the crowded room. Hamilton was not arrested. Another half dozen spectators, who burst into applause as Hamilton was taken out, were lead, pulled and dragged from the room and taken to a downtown police station. Earlier, five women and a man were hauled off when they Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Republicans Gain 60, Democrats Get 12 In Voter Registration Out of 72 new voters who signed up al special Clearfield County voter registrations last night, the Republican party gained 60 and the Democrats, 12. At Madera, 26 new Republicans and eight Democrats were signed. At Morrisdale, Ihcre were 34 Republicans and 4 Democrats. The last two special voter registrations will be on Aug. 23 in the fire halls at Osceola Mills and Grampian. Americans Push Search for Foe In Viet Nam By ROBERT TUCK MAN SAIGON, South Vict Nam (AP) - While American troops searched with little luck for the elusive Communist enemy, Australian and South Vietnamese troops fought pitched battles Thursday with the Viet Cong and killed 324, military spokesmen said today. � The Aussies killed 193 Viet Cong during a four-hour engagement in a drenching monsoon downpour 42 miles southeast of Saigon. It was their biggest battle of the war. The Vietnamese claimed 131 enemy dead in three encounters. In the air war over the North, American fliers bagged their 18th Communist MIG in a churning air battle 25 miles north of Hanoi, a spokesman reported. Air Force jets ran into MIGs on two other occasions Thursday bul no further losses were reported for either side. A missile launching pad near Hanoi was destroyed and two others damaged in other air activity, the spokesman said. On the ground, U.S. forces .Please Turn to Paige 6, Col. 6 Penfield Youth Faces Charge of Burglary PENFII. LD - A Penfield youth was arrested by state police from the DuBois substation this week for the attempted burglary of Kirkland's Service Station here last weekend. The youth was released In the custody of his parents pending action by juvenile authorities. Draft-Eligible Men in Favor Of Changes By GEORGE NEWMAN NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the nation's draft-eligible young men, responding to questions from President Johnson, say they would like to see a change in the draft board quota system. An Associated Press survey today asked men of draft age to answer the President's invitation to youth to tell him how to improve the "crazy quilt" Selective Service pattern Speaking in Washington Thursday lo high school and college students who have been working for the government this summer, the President said he's looking for answers to these questions: practical system of nonmilitary alternatives to the draTt?" This was the consensus of replies: 1. Yes, there are flaws in the present draft, particularly in the local board quota system. 1. "Does the present system whjch y� ,f tne g men have flaws or inequities which should be corrected''" 2. "('nn we make, the draft system fairer anil more effective?" .') "Can we, without harming national security, establish a said threatens college students in some areas while leaving single nonsludenls untapped in others. Many also suggested a better system of study and occupa- Pentagon Eyes Higher Calls For Buildup By BOB HORTON WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is counting on substantially hichcr draft calls to bring perhaps 280,000 new men into military service by next spring. This manpower inlake. generally reflects the continuing military buildup prompted by Viet Nam requirements and the continuing turnover of troops completing tours of duty. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara has lold a Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee he expects the Selective Service to provide the Army with an average of 35,000 men a month for the next six to eight months. This is 5,000 a month higher than recent calls. This rate would mean induction of 210,000 to 280,000 men Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 2, Col..3 ?481 ;