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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 1, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Daughter to father: "About my allowance* Pop;;it's fallen -below the national average for teenagers." Rtddar'sTip A cornerstone-box is'opened. See Page 6. Vol. 60 - No. 282 Our 56th Year Clearfield,; CuVwensvilie/Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, December 1, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 30 PAGES TODAY V SEARCH HEADQUARTERS - This is the Shaffer Camp year-old James Gordon, missing since Monday. The located along McGeorge Road, north of Clearfield, search was temporarily halted last night but will be which is being used as headquarters in the hunt for 71- resumed Sunday morning. (Progress Photo) Crewman Survives Great Lakes Disaster... 28 Feared Dead As Ship Sinks By GENE SCHROEDER HARBOR BEACH, Mich. (AP) - Rescue forces searched the storm- lashed area of Lake Huron today where the Daniel J. Morrell sank with a feared loss of 28 lives and only one known survivor. It was the worst Great Lakes disaster in eight years. Eleven bodies were recovered Wednesday. The Coast Guard spotted'a 12th body next to an empty liferaft but said gale-force winds and huge waves prevented it from recovering the corpse. Three Coast Guard cutters braved gale winds of 30 to 40 knots and a snow squall during the search to criss-cross the area south of Harbor Beach and a small area west of Point aux Volunteers Heeded Sunday. . Search Temporarily Off For Missing Hunter The hunt for 71-year-old James L. Gordon of Clearfield, missing on the Penfield Mountain since Monday, has been called off temporarily because of the lack of volunteer searchers. Clearfield County Sheriff William Charney said the search will be resumed Sunday on as large a scale as possible. The sheriff's office has been in charge 'of the searching .---��- operation since Tuesday af- New Area Dairy Grand Opening Set tomorrow ternoon. The sheriff said that since there will be no deer hunting Sunday, it is hoped that enough volunteers can be obtained from Clearfield and surrounding CHESTER^HILL - Charles counlies *r � mass operation. Anyone who can help is asked to report-at .Shaffer's Camp at _ ........ 8:30 a. m. The camp is located the area's newest dairy, featur- gion'striple" trophy'award1 be- along McGeorge'Road near the Chester Hill Man Eligible For Hunting Award . HOUTZDALE - Tomorrow will be the grand opening of Croyle, 33, of 215 Rowland St., has become eligible for a Pennsylvania State Game Commis- ing the producing, pasteurizing ing offered for the first time television tower and the most and selling of milk in glass jugs lhis year to nimrods success- direct route is over the Goshen right on the farm. fuI jn killing a deer, a bear and Road leading from Clearfield. . The farm, owned .and oper-, a turkey - the state's'most The decision, to call off the atcd by Stephen R. Hansel of prized game animals and bird, search temporarily was reached Kendrick (between Houtzdale Mr. Croyle, a mechanic for late yesterday after a confer-and Ramey), has one of the Pennshire Clothes, Inc., killed ence with Civil Air Patrol offi-finest herds of Holstein and his turkey, a 12-pound bird, on cers who are also taking part Guernsey cows in the state, in- the first day of the season. in the operation, eluding many grand champions. His 175-pound black bear was About 30 volunteers, using The complete operation is de- killed last Saturday at 2 p. m. walkie-talkies, combed the area signed so that the milk is never on the closing day of that sea- yesterday but found no trace of touched by' human hands. It son. the missing hunter, goes directly from the cows to In spite of heavy rain and in- They were hindered by a the pasteurizing room by a clement weather Monday, he snow accumulation of nine unique glass- pipe line and. is killed a 100-pound spike buck at inches which slowed down the then bottled in half-gallon jugs 11:45 a.m. on the opening day of and placed on sale right on the deer season. All three kills were made in the Six Mile Run area, his favorite hunting grounds. On all three occasions ha was hunting with a group that included' his father, Raymond, other family members and friends. Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 4 Chest X-ray Unit In County Next Week The Jefferson, Clearfield Counties, Philipsburg TB and Health Society in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced a schedule of visits by the chest X-ray Funds Approved For County Program Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Grampian Girl Downs Big Deer A 12-year-old Grampian girl, Kathy Johnston, has joined the ranks of the successful deer hunters. Kathy downed a six-point, 120-pound buck in the Curry The Run area Tuesday at 1:15 p. m. James W. Eckley III, 216 Mer-Clearfield, killed a  T u n . WASHINGTON (AP) - mobile unit in Clearfield County Appalachian Regional Commis m^5' o vr j sion announced today its appro- rill St., ---------,, The units schedule. Monday, val of $413,b00'in grants for land spike buck weighing some 125 Coalport, .Mam Street, noon to treatment and conservation pro- pounds, near the Four Mile 5 p. m and from 6 to 8 p.m. grams in Pennsylvania. Road Monday morning. . Tuesday, Houtzdale, Hannah The Pennsylvania1 program Orvis Wise, a former Cur-Street near the bank, 10 a. m. involves Bradford, Clearfield, wensville resident who now to 1 p. m. and 2 to 3 p. m.; Crawford, Fayette, Greene, In- lives in Ohio, took an eight-Ramey, in front of the Buranov- diana, Lycoming, Mercer, Som- point, 160-pounder near Cur-sky Funeral Home, 4 to 6 p.m. erset, Tioga and Washington wensville at 10 a. m. yesterday Wednesday, Luthersburg near counties.  Roger Johnston, 15, of Kerr- Golden Yoke, 10 a. m. to 1 The program will be adminis- moor R. D. 1 shot an eight-point, Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 8 Please-Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 7 U. S. Command Lists Higher Casualties, Too... New Peak in Defections By Viet Cong Reported By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U. S. officials today reported a new peak in defections from the ranks of the Viet Cong. They said 2,505 returnees came over to the allied side in November for the high/ est monthly total since the chieu hoi - open arms - program was launched nearly four Inside The Progress vears �a�- Classified Ads .... 20, 21, 22 The previous high was 2,- Hints From Heloise .... 30 0 8 2 last February. Comics ................. 29 At the same time, the U.S. News From Around World 10 Command reported a rise in Sports ........ 15, 16, 17, 28 American and enemy war casu- Obituaries ................7 alties last week, while Vietnam-Hospital News ........... 9 ese headquarters reported a Editorial, Columns ...... 4 drop in casualties among gov- Social News ... 8, 11, 13, 24 ernment forces. Today in History........ 21 In other developments, high-School News ............ 22 flying B52 bombers pounded Church News ........ 2, 14 Viet Cong positions only 27 Sunday School Lesson .. 27 miles from Saigon. On the More on Politics ......... 5 ground, fighting died down after Social Security News .... 23 a one-day spurt. Pa. Point System ...... 26 U.S. headquarters disclosed Area Servicemen ........ 3 two new ground operations were _,_ under way involving American a . | a I infantrymen. Till A Iflllll'Afl Tne us- air offensive over I WU 11IIIII Wll North Viet Nam continued at a � low pace as it has for the last h-m � � - three weeks because of rain- |lf*f*|f|AHf storms and generally foul MttlllWlll weather. The U.S. Command reported Listed ds Fflir piease to page ^ c�l 2 Two persons were injured and 11 \ 11 fit At their cars demolished in a traf-. Ua J)m UlUw) fic accident last night at Os- * . ceola Mills. The accident was f J It one of three in the area investi- I AllflllllfBfl lr#lll gated by police. vUIIIIIIUv|l 1X011 Charles L. Hazel, 28, and James R. Goss Jr., 23, both of Osceola Mills R. D., were admitted to the Philipsburg State General Hospital. Both WASHINGTON (AP) - The are in fair condition. Justice Department is urging Mr. Hazel, driver of one of the Supreme Court to continue the cars, suffered a fractured its delay of the planned merger arm and facial cuts. Mr. Goss, of the Pennsylvania and New who was riding with him, has York Central Railroads until the a possible fractured skull and fate of several smaller roads is other head injuries. resolved. Police Chief Russell Holden The Interstate Commerce Corn-reported that the accident hap- mission (ICC) is now holding pened at 5 p. m. on Stone hearings on what financial pro-Street at Mr. Hazel was travel- tections should be giventhe Bos. ing north. His car ran head-on ton & Maine, Delaware & Hud-into a parked automobile owned son and the Erie-Lackawanna Please Turn t0 Pa*e 10- �*� 1 * SSice Department, in pe. titions filed Wednesday with the Supreme Court, said the ICC and a lower federal court should riot have allowed consummation of the merger until the problems of the smaller roads were ironed out. The Justice Department also suggested the Supreme Court might instruct the commission to reopen the Penn-Central merger proceedings, but added that prompt action on the three small-er railroads "may satisfactorily resolve the problems created by the merger without the harm- In Downtown Clearfield.. Rudolph Due Friday at 7 p. m. He's coming to town tomorrow - Rudolph, that is. The bubble-nosed reindeer plans to be in downtown/ Clearfield at 7 p. m. and indications are that he'll make his first stop on the Courthouse Plaza. Of course you knew he was coming if you read that letter written on a piece of bark which was published on page one of The Progress yesterday.The letter was delivered to us by. * . , . well, by a deer. You can't accept that, huh? How about a furry mailman? At any rate it was relivered with a side note from Rudolph suggesting that-it be prominently displayed in print . > , or else! Since he carries a lot of weight with old St. Nick we thought we'd be left out in the cold Christmas morning if we didn't comply.. The letter was addressed to Gilbert. Frame of our Ad-, vertising Department. Gil has been a close friend of Rudolph since the red-jiosed creature began visiting Clearfield several years ago. Rudy likes him because Gil is filled, with the Christmas spirit day in and day out 365 days a" year. To make a long story short, Rudy wanted the letter published so that youngsters will be downtown with their parents when-he makes his first of many pre-Christmas visits tomorrow night. Barques in the tip of the Michigan "thumb." The search turned up a life-raft with underclothing frozen to its deck,.an oil can and a board, all bearing Morrell markings. The aircraft rejoined the'" search along with a fourth vessel at dawn when the snow diminished to flurries and visibility improved. More than two days of snow squalls and subfreezing temperatures cut down hopes-that the freighter's other 16 crewmen survived by launching lifeboats and riding out the gale. Its fate concealed by the storm for 34 hours, the 6034001 Morrell snapped in two Tuesday; morning and sank in 145 feet of water 20 miles northeast of Harbor Beach, a town at the tip of. Michigan's Thmub..District.-.- Twenty-nine crewmen i were aboard, said John Hanninen,. a legal representative of Bethlehem Steel Co. which had leased the 60-year-old ship. "I saw two-life boats launched before the ship sank,'! said deck watchman Dennis; Hale1,-the survivor. Plucked from a .liferaft; by a helicopter," Halejwas-clad in undershot, pajamas, and a pea jacket '''when^fouiiU^lyinffv beneath the bodies 1 of three crewmates who died from, exposure. ; )'. : , An empty liferaft bobbed on waves near the coast and *' life -ring and debris from 'the- Mor-,. Please Turn to Page 10,-Col. .4' COID Vicious Storm Top Democrats In Pa. Meet On By PAUL ZDINAK HARRISBURG (AP) - Three top state Democrats, including a mayor, former governor and city chairman, will decide among themselves who should be the new Democratic National Committeeman from Pennsylvania. They are Pittsburgh M a y o r Joseph M. Barr, former Gov. George Leader and Philadelphia City Chairman . Frank Smith. Barr, considered a political protege of the late national committeeman, former Gov. David L. Lawrence, said today he planned to confer by telephone with Leader and Smith in order to set up a meeting. State Party Chairman Thomas Z. Minehart, said, Wednesday he did not know when the trio would meet, "but I imagine Thir^ Ward Firemen Elect Newton As President for 1967 Whitman G. Newton has been elected 1967 president of the Third Ward Hose Company at Clearfield. Other top officers named at a recent meeting were: Joseph M. Morris, vice president; Robert Freeman, foreman; Orrin Bortot, secretary; Earl L. Clirie, treasurer; Bruce Evans, truck foreman; Lytle Johnson, marshal; and William Anderson, steward. Also, elected were: Donald Kelly, first assistant foreman; James Leitziriger, second assistant foreman; Robert Thomas, captain of the axe; James Gearhart, first assistant truck foreman; Gary Marshall, second assistant truck foreman; and Robin L. Lawhead, captain of salvage. . Named as department representatives were Albert Welch, J, Carl Cochran, Crawford Williams and Mr. Leitzinger. Alternates are John Lambert, Mr. Bortot, Mr. Johnson and John Site of Scranton Coal Mine fire May Be Stripped SCRANTON, Pa. (AP)-Gov-ernment officials told some 200 residents of south Scranton Wednesday night that their neighborhood might become the site of a 100-foot deep strip mine in an effort to gouge out the heart of an abandoned coal mine fire. The fire, which is believed to be eating away relentlessly at three coal seams ranging from 30 to 100 feet below the surface, threatens houses through possible ground collapse and is releasing deadly carbon monoxide gas which has sent at least six persons to the hospital in the past two weeks. Mayor James J. Walsh, who estimated the total cost of the project including relocating families, could go as high as $3 million, said the first step^now under way-is to determine the region of the fire by drilling holes and near it. When the fire is mapped,,he TielsTiuTnlo Page 7, Col. 6 ' Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 3 Late News PITTSBURGH (AP) - Roni Sue, the only surviving Aranson quintuplet, suffered a convulsion today and her doctor said he feared "she will not live." Two Men Arrested For Theft of Wire Two Moshannon Valley men are awaiting court action on a larceny charge arising from the theft of copper wire valued at $500 from the Pennsylvania Electric Co. The defendants, Ralph Gardner, 29, of Beccaria, and Pete FUndack, 38, of Madera, were arrested yesterday by State Trooper Paul Shapanus of the Clearfield substation. They were arraigned on a charge of larceny of electrical equipment before Justice of the Peace Harry Ganoe at Clearfield and, in default of bail, sent to the county jail. Trooper Shapanus said the wire was stolen in Decatur Township. Cold .wave warning tonight and Friday. Much colder tonight and scattered snow flurries or snow squalls, low 10 to 20. Friday partly cloudy, windy and much colder with snow flurries and a few heavier snow squalls. Sunrise 7:18-Sunset 4:44 Clearfield Weather Wednesday high 32, low 28, overnight low 28. Great Lakes TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A vicious winter storm which sank the 603-foot freighter Daniel J. "Morrell in Lake Huron continued to lash the Great Lakes today, colder and only slightly abated in fury. Twenty-eight men were feared lost in the sinking Tuesday. Gusty winds which earlier had raised 20-foot waves hit peaks of 35 to 40 miles an hour early today, and temperatures plunged Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7' p. m. - 6.15 feet (falling). Today 7 a.m. - o,25 feet (rising). Precipitation .02 inches. Snow cover - 2 inches. Mid - State Airport Wednesday low-25, high 30, overnight low 27. Woman Hospitalized By Hunting Accident KYLERTOWN - Hulda Whit-ton, 26, a former Allport resident who now resides at Sumter, S. C, is the'first hunter in Clearfield County to be wounded during the current hunting season. She suffered a gunshot wound of the leg yesterday afternoon while hunting near Kylertown and was admitted to the Philipsburg State General Hospital at x3:53 p. m. Her condition today is. listed as fair. ' No other details were available. Game Protector Donald Benner of Troutville is investigating. Allies Will Use Air Power If Truce Is Broken WASHINGTON (AP)-American and allied forces in Viet Nam will use air power if necessary to defend themselves against any Viet Cong violations of the holiday truce, sources disclosed today. These officials expect the fighting pause to be more difficult for the Communists to control than for the allies. Consequently, instructions are being given to fit the response to the degree of Communist attack. In Chicago, Secretary of State Dean Rusk told reporters Wednesday, "Everybody remembers last year and the violations of the truce by the other side. We will have to watch ourselves and keep ourselves in a position to shoot back." Asked whether he thought the truce might be a step toward peace talks, Rusk said, "We have not seen any basis for that." Officials in Washington discounted reports that American military men here and in Viet Nam universally deplored the truce of two days each at Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 6 Santa at Houtzdale HOUTZDALE - Houtzdale area youngsters are reminded that Santa Claus will be at the Fireman's Hall here tonight at 7 o'clock to distribute treats. His appearance willbe sponsored by the Houtzdale Businessmen's Association. All children under 13 are invited. Rt. 219 Group Elects Officers, Eyes'67 Goals DUBOIS - . The Route 219 Association re-elected officers at a luncheon meetingihereiyes^ terday and topltfrpositiviist'epsl to establish i^,gr*mrfor"i9W;; ; O. C. Novario of DuBois was renamed president of the high-; way promotion organization! Others re-elected were: Edward F. Petuzzi, Ebensburg, vice president; Pat Valentine, DuBois, secretary; and E. R. Andrew, DuBois, treasurer. One of the main items: of business was selection ofa; steering committee to.formulate objectives for 1967, The com.-mittee, which will meet JanU 12 at Ridgway, is comprised^of: Howard Hill, Johnstown^-chairman; William K. Ulerich; Clelr-g field; Jack RtehelLjPufu&u^WAi?:; ney; W. C. Erickson, Bradford; '-^ and John Antonini,' Ridgway^ *; Twenty-two persons1;"" repre* i>i senting five of the seven coiin-'l ties through which ^Route 219 * passes, attended: the ,? meeting Please Turn to Page 7, Col.,4 Boat Storing Becomes Costly Effort For -Resident of LaJose LA JOSE - The' simple "actiof 4 putting a boat in storage.:for j the winter proved to be a com-1 plicated procedure for Clayton : Young of LaJose R. D. ,;, ' While attempting to remove his boat from the Wyerough boat u dock area of the Glendale Dam > at Prince Gallitzin State Park recently the brakes on. his 1960 ' auto, parked above the dock |: area, released and the vehicle �{ was soon submerged in the lake.,.., Thanks to the efforts.of Mr..' ---:. - v.;/;; -m^'P'm^ Please Turn to Page 7, Col."4 '> Water Service Items Discussed By Authority Service and construction items were discussed at a regular meeting of the Clearfield Municipal Authority this morning. Benjamin R. Bodle Jr., Authority manager, reported on several corrections in water service connections, most of them renewals of individual iron lines installed in the 1935 period and now corroded and rusted. John Hallenberg, Authority engineer, reported on the completion of test borings at the site of the new and larger Hillsdale water storage tank noting that the presence of former mine excavations there will require .more,extensive foundation or a tank of different; proportions' to' provide the necessary elevation. It was the concensus of the Former Philipsburg Man's Sentencing Slated for Dec. 6 MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Circuit Judge Francis J. Christie set a Dec. 6 date Wednesday for sentencing Robert Wilbur Ball for the double slaying of his wife and her lover. (Ball is a former resident of Philipsburg R. D. who moved to Florida in 1955 after selling his firm, the Howard Coal Mining Co.) A jury convicted Ball, 48, of second degree murder on two counts for the Aug. 1, 1965, slaying of Mrs. Regina Ball and Daniel Nash at her home. They were killed after Ball found them sitting nude on a bed. Judge ; Christie asked for a pre-sentence investigation after receiving the jury verdict Oct. 28, He deferred sentencing until after he read the report. Prescribed sentence for second degree murder in Florida ranges from 20 years to life imprisonment. Pastor Elected Chairman Of Red Cross Unit The Rev. Vernon J; MiUer," pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, was elected chairman of the Clearfield Chapter of''toef' American Red Cross at a ejua&l lerly meeting of the boardSs'of-f directors Tuesday night. $|$ He will fill the unexpired tefntv of the Rev; Harrison Price, who's is moving from the area. TJA The resignation of Paul Ei^: Loubris from the board was &ls1gj| accepted with regret and tlpf personnel committee was direc't^l ed to present nominations to ' the vacancy;' l Mrs. Clare Sternesky waa/ pointed to administer the J*', derson Fund" in the Hou| area. ' , v?%\\ During reports;>by^ Please Turn to PalrT^ ;