Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 5, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Biology students may want to . take a crack at crossing carrier pigeons with owls - for night letters. r>l#: "fat' Reader's Tip The Christmas Story; starts ^ .f 'tonieht an Page 2. ': - * ?i ' * ' � Vol. 60 - No. 285 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, MosKannon Valley, Pa., Monday, December 5, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 36 PAGES TODAY SEARCH STRATEGY PLANNED - Clearfield County Sheriff Bill Charney (dark hat) consults with some of more than 200 volunteers who turned out Sunday in an unsuccessful effort to find missing deer hunter James Gordon, 71, of Clearfield, in the mountains north of Clearfield. Mr. Gordon was last seen a week ago today and was presumed to be tracking a deer which he had wounded. At Clearfield, Wallaceton, Grampian... Fires Leave Eleven Eleven persons from three families were left homeless yesterday when fires caused by overheated furnaces and a defective chimney destroyed a home at Clearfield, a house trailer near Wallaceton- and a four-room house at. Grampian. The fire caused by a defective chimney destroyed the four-room home of Mr. and Mrs. William-T. Poole of Grampian R. D. yesterday afternoon. A Clearfield family of four-was burned out of the home at 223 W. Fourth Ave. And the four members of the Russell Shaw family lost their trailer in Boggs Township. The Clearfield firemen responded to a general alarm for the Brooks McComb residence at 8:30 a. m. Damage was estimated at more than $6,000. It included most of the household furnishings. Only a few items of furniture were remov' ed from the house which was gutted by flames. The McCombs are the parents of two small children - a boy, about 2, and a girl, about 3V4. The general alrm was sounded about a half hour after the firemen began participating in a massive search of the Penfield Mountain for a missing hunter, 71-year-old James Gordon of Clearfield. However, a stand-by crew had been left in town and additional firemen were called back from the search when it was learned the fire was a serious one. The $15,000 Shaw fire, which broke out shortly > before noon, '�. was fought by firemen from six companies. Only one chair was, saved from the trailer. Wallaceton Fire Chief James Rothrock said his fire-company was assisted by companies from Philipsburg, Chester Hill, Mor-r ris Township, �> and Bradford Township. , . Firemen5 were hampered in their efforts .by the .zero weather and lack; of water; In addi- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 200 Looked Yesterday... Search Abandoned For Missing Clearfield Hunter The search for a 71-year-old Clearfield hunter, James Gordon, was abandoned last evening after more than 200 volunteers had carefully but unsuccessfully, combed an area of approximately four square miles in a massive search on the Penfield Mountain. Clearfield County Sheriff William Charney, who was in charge, said this morning that unless a heavy thaw takes place or some unusual circumstance arises, the search will -- not be resumed. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ....... 16, 17 Hints From Heloise ____ 20 Comics ............... 19 News From Around World 2 Sports............... 14, 15 Obituaries............... 2 Hospital News ...... 17, 18 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ........ 18, 20 State News Briefs ...... 17 Income Tax Series ...... 7 Area Service Folks 3, 13, 20 New Library Books - 10 School News ............. 6 Freezing Rain Due... "We have done everything we know to find Mr. Gordon. We would certainly be willing to continue the search but I can't ,see how anything could be accomplished by it right now," the ^sheriff said. , The plan for the search was laid out Saturday night at a meeting Sheriff Charney called of, key people in the Clearfield Third Ward Hose .Company building. It resulted in a well trict today in^advaffce of an expected period of freezing organized and efficient search rain. Hazardous Driving Expected in District Hazardous driving warnings were posted.for the dis- Rain was expected to spread into, the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area and continue through the afternoon. Continued showers were forecast for tonight with intermittent rain tomorrow as temperatures moderated slowly after three days of near zero - temperatures. The overnight low at Clearfield was 18 compared with a numbing 6 degrees Sunday and an even colder 2 the day before. It w'as 15 degrees early today at Mid-State Airport, near Philipsburg. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A trend towards milder weather is forecast for Pennsylvania for the next few days after an icebox weekend in which temperatures plunged as low as 11 degrees below zero in the Commonwealth. Temperatures already were milder overnight as low's ranged from 13 in Altoona to 24 in Erie and 21 in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and winds switched to southerly, according to the tJ.S. Please Turn to Page 8,, Col. 3 that convinced the volunteers and members of the missing hunter's family that everything possible had been done to locate him. It began shortly after 8 a. m. in temperatures of between 1 and 2 below zero. Headquarters were again set up in the Shaffer Camp, whose owner, Earl Shaffer, had made it available for this purpose since Mr. Gordon was reported missing last Monday. Mr. Shaffer, himself, also took an active part in the search. The area was closed Hazardous driving warnings today. Cloudy and warmer tonight and Tuesday with a few lhow-ers tonight and intermittent rain Tuesday. Low 28 to 36. Sunrise 7:22-Sunset 4:44 Clearfield' Weather Saturday high 18, low 2, overnight low 2. Sunday high 26, low 6, overnight low 18. Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 5.70 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.65 feet (falling). Snow cover - 4 inches. Mid - State Airport Sunday low 14 below zero, high 20, overnight low 15. Five-Day Forecast Dec. 7-10: Temperatures will average six to ten degrees above normal. Daily normals are high, 39 to 40, low 24 to 27, A warming trend until colder Friday. Intervals of rain in mid-week Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 James P. Lischerelli, Precinct Chairman At Clearfield, Dies James P. Lischerelli, 57, of 412 Daisy St., Clearfield, died at 9 a. m. yesterday, Dec. 4, in the Clearfield Hospital. He served as a precinct chairman for the Fourth Ward of Clearfield for more than 25 years, was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, the Sons of Italy Lodge and the United Commercial Travelers. He had also served as a constable. Born at Patton, April 8, 1909, a son of the late Peter and Domenica" (Martin) Lischerelli, he is survived by his wife, the former Angeline Barone and one daughter, Mrs. Vincent -------- (Nanette) Sturniolo of Clearfield. Uf :MIIAM I ietAtl In Four grandchildren also sur- Winners LISTCH in vive as do the following broth- fHruuftHevillo, Fwant ers and sisters: Mrs. Dominic VUrweiwVIIIB CVCllI (Mary) Loddo, Mrs. Frank CURWENSVILLE - Winning (Amelia) Imbruglia and Colum- numbers in Curwensville's con-bus, Clearfield; Mrs. Carlo (Al- tinuing Cash Award Days pro-vera) Carella, Philipsburg; Mrs. gram were announced today. Mike (Frances) Pavia, Patton; The top award of $50 goes to Henry, Angolo, N.Y.; and Tony, the holder of ticket number Tonawanda, N.Y. 173158. The holder has until Requiem High Mass will be next Friday to claim the award sung in St.'1 Francis Church at by producing the winning num-9 a. m. Wednesday; with inter- ber at Robison Printing Co. or ment in Calvary Cemetery. Buzzard's Stationery Store Friends may call in the Fred The following numbers B. Leavy Funeral Home from winners of $10 prizes: 146270, lary when she entered the store 7 to 9 o'clock tonight,and tor 157405, 069376, 024280 and 101066. at 8:50 a. m. She reported the morrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Shoppers are reminded not to store had been entered through p. m. discard any tickets since they a rear window sometime be- SOI memorial , servicer will are eligible for awards in sub- tween6:30 o'clock last night and be held in the funeral home �t sequent weeks. Coupons are is- opening time this morning. 7:30 P. m. tomorrow and the sued only at those stores which Various items of merchandise Rosary will be recited later in display the Cash Award Day were reported taken but the loss the evening. banner,. has not yet been determined. Gall Bladder Surgery Slated For Eisenhower GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 76, will enter Walter Reed Hospital this week for surgery to remove his gall bladder, Eisenhower's office announced today. The five-star general will enter the hospital Thursday, although the exact day or time of the operation was not given. Eisenhower's office issued this statement: "The doctors have informed Gen. Eisenhower that he must have his gall bladder removed soon. "He plans to enter Walter Reed General Hospital Thursday, Dec. 8, and plans to leave for Palm Desert, Cal., right after the turn of the year." Eisenhower underwent surgery and also suffered a heart attack while he was president, and in the fall of 1965 he suffered a heart attack while vacationing in Augusta, Ga. He was hospitalized for several weeks Antlered Deer Season Enters Final Week The 1966 antlered deer, season entered its second and final week today with much more pleasant weather than hunters encountered on -the opening day. Rain on the first day, then a heavy snow and finally bitterly cold weather greeted nimrods in the woods last week. Some veteran hunters said the adverse weather had been a factor in holding down the number of kills. At any rate, Larry Gallo, 13, of North Philipsburg, and his father, Paul, were among the successful hunters last Monday. Larry shot a 120-pound, five-point buck in the Cold Stream area. Mr. Gallo downed a bigger one - 175 pounds and 10 points - in the same area. David Brown of Philipsburg R. D. killed a 12-point, 160-pounder Friday afternoon on Black Bear Ridge. Eight hunters staying in the Avondale Hotel at Winburne bagged deer during the first four days of the season. Their names were not available. James Travis Jr. of Houtz-dale R. D. 1 took a nine-point, 190-pound buck Saturday afternoon in the Smoke Run area. HOUSE BURNS AT CLEARFIELD - Firemen battje a house fire* from all angles yesterday after an over- heated furnace caused the blaze to break out in the Brooks McComb home at 223 W. Fourth Ave, Damages Top $5,000... U.S. Fliers Successful In Eight Injured In Raids in North Traffic Accidents 77th District Democrats Ask Recount In Clearfield Marine Home From Veil Nam Marine Corporal David A. Rockey of Clearfield returned home Sunday after serving 14 months at Da Nang, South Viet Nam. After a 30-day leave he will report to Philadelphia for reassignment. Cpl. Rockey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Rockey of 213 North Third St. By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. jets flew through a sky full of challenging Communist MIGs Sunday to bomb targets near Hanoi, and pilots reported shooting down one of the Red jets and probably a second. Retaliating for the heaviest U.S. air losses of the war two days earlier, the American fliers also claimed widespread destruction to one of North Viet Nam's major railroad marshalling yards six miles northeast of Hanoi. While the air war swirled around the North Vietnamese capital, fresh fighting was reported on the edge of South Viet Nam's capital at the Tan Son Nhut Airport. American guards led by sentry dogs reported killing 12 more Viet Cong in flushing out remnants of an enemy suicide force which penetrated the big air base Sunday. In the last two days, U.S. spokesmen reported, 30 Viet Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 the ppol Eight persons were injured in ten traffic accidents in the Clearfield County - Moshannon Valley over the weekend. Only one of them occurred in the vicinity of Clearfield. Damages totaled $5,790. Yesterday afternoon a young Grampian driver, on his way to the Clearfield State Police Substation to pick up an - accident report, came away withvtwo. The state police said that 17-year-old Richard A. Flynn was traveling east on Route 322 and misjudged the traffic aS he started, across the highway to enter the substation. His car was struck by a west-bound car driven by Arthur S. Schreffler, 37, of Bellefonte R. D. 3. Both drivers, as well as a passenger with Flynn - 20-year-old Franklin C. Sipes of Curwensville R. D. 1 -. were injured. They were treated in the Clearfield Hospital but Mr. Sipes was the only one admitted. He is listed in satisfactory condition. Damage to the Flynn car was set at $1,200 and to Schreffler Swimming Poof Ticket Fills Bill As Holiday Gilt The stores are chock full of wonderful presents for Christ-, mas but there's one gift you can buy that will fill the bill for anyone on your shopping list. The Clearfield Swimming Pool Association has attractive gift certificates available for all age groups and whole families which can be purchased now and exchanged by the recipient after March 1 for a season ticket to STATE COLLEGE - Mrs. Marie .Garner, Centre'-County Democratic ( Committee ...chairman, announced today/; that the:, committe'e'4wiu;i^tif^tfiijl>6fi^ tre County Court for a recount of ballots, in. the contest- for. state, representative^in,the, 77tb] District. 1 < The chairman said she 'has written her counterpart;- Arthur ' Rose, Cehtre)i:?C|^t^:;Be|?: publican Committee chairman -^--v urging his committee1 to join, "in a mutual effort .toV'assure the people that the right candidate has been elected, to this' important state post/' She added that the Democratic Committee * should "naturally assume t h e . financial responsibility of the recount." '. . !*'