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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 6, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Said Mrs. Thomas A. Edison: "I don't know what you're doing, Tom, but I can't sleep with that light on." Reader's Tip The Middle-Aged Lions continues on Page 14. Vol. 60 - No. 286 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensvilh, Philipsburg/Mqshannon Valley,; Pa.,: Tuesday,; December 6, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY No Tax Hike Needed To Meet $200,933... Tentative OK Given Philipsburg Budget PHILIPSBURG - Borough Council last night voted tentative approval of a record high budget which shows anticipated expenditures of $200,933.62 but no tax increase. Final adoption is set for a special meeting on Dec. 19. The figure includes $186,671.33 for the general fund, $6,590 for the fire truck fund, and $7,572.29 .for the highway aid fund Anticipated receipts for 1967 include *" ' and $2,400 from prior years); $75,982.63 in By Sen. Fleming... State Tax Hike Doubted If Economy Stays On' HARRISBURG (API - Sen. Robert D. Fleming, the Senate president pro tern designee, says he thinks the Shafer programs could be carried out without a tax increase "if the economy stays on." Fleming, R-Allegheny, also recommended that Gov.-elect Raymond P. Shafer present his budget and major programs early, in light of the thin GOP majorities in both - chambers. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ..... 12, 13 Hints From Heloise......16 Comics................. 15 News From Around World 2 Sports ........... 10, 11 Obituaries ...-------....... 2 Hospital News .....------5, 8 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News..........3, 16 Today in History ........ 2 School News ............ 13 Christmas Story..........2 Income Tax News....... 5 Tempo of Viet Air War Increases Shortway Section Near falls Creek OK'A by Scranton A section of the Keystone Shortway which will tie Clearfield County in with the Brook-ville Bypass has been approved for construction by Gov. Scranton. The Stale Highway Department announced that Section 23 of Interstate Route 80 will probably be under construction within a year and completed a year after that. The section extends from Kyle Hun Reservoir in Jefferson County, where a stretch of the Shortway known as the Brook-ville Bypass ends, to Section 24 at the Route 219 interchange between DuBois and Fa 11 s Creek. It is 3.9 miles long. According to highway officials, a meeting will be held Thursday in the fire hall at Falls Creelc/or all claimants and citizens, ""c-fficfals will explain the project and outline the procedure for submitting claims. The state expects property owners to file more than $1 million in claims. Located along the section are 45 homes and 13 business places. All must be removed before construction can begin. Highway officials said that it will take more than six months to settle any claims. Bids for construction cannot be asked until right - of - way damage Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Fleming expressed these views Monday on a television interview program shortly after being selected pro tern for 1967-68 by the Senate GOP caucus. The vote in the private meeting was reported at 14-13. The entire Senate will elect a pro tern Jan. 3 at the opening of the legislature, but the caucus vote is tantamount to election since Republicans have a majority in that chamber. Fleming, 63, beat out Sen. George N. Wade, R - Cumberland, for the powerful office. Since a pro tern appoints committee chairmen, Fleming was asked on the program if he would appoint Wade to succeed him as appropriations chairman. Fleming said he did not know if Wade preferred to continue as highways chairman, but if Wade desires to be appropriations chairman, "I probably would appoint him to it." Fleming, an insurance agent and real estate dealer, had powerful support for his pro tern bid from outside the Sen-'aleY This included former Senate President Pro Tern M. $34,890.43 in taxes ($32,490.43 for 1967 miscellaneous receipts; and $76,500 in non- ---� revenue receipts (federal, state and county grants and bank borrowing). The general fund shows a $42,-000 increase over the 1966 allocations. However, when $35,000 is deducted from this (the Project 70 local allocation) the budget shows only $7,000 above the current ycar.� Mrs. Dorothy Rickard, chairman of the finance committee, stated that the budget provides for continuance of' the present 10 mill real estate tax. The budget provides for over-the-board increases for all borough employes - the police, street workers, radio operator and administrative staff. The general fund allocations include: $21,470 for general government; $41,871.70 for protection to persons, and property ($37,101.60 for police and $4,790 for fire); $17,667 for health and sanitation, including $9,400 for flood control; $1,000. for insect control; $3,000 for operation of the dump; $400 for the public library; $1,900 for recreation; and $43,570 for miscellaneous expenditures which include $3,- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 6, Col, 2 South Philipsburg Council Pays Bills SOUTH PHILIPSBURG - Routine business was conducted at last night's regular meeting of South Philipsburg Borough Council. Bills in the amount of $300 were ordered paid and a detailed report was given by Mayor Lew Gilham. Council will reorganize at the Monday, Jan. 2, meeting. Present were: Councilmen William Williamson, Elmer Schnars, Charles Fleck- 'and Kenneth Vallalla; Mayor Gil-ham; Treasurer Jean Fooks; and Secretary Roy Gilham. British Plan Anti-Rhodesia Economic War By RONALD THOMSON LONDON (AP) - The British government made plans today to wage economic war against defiant Rhodesia despite the grim knowledge that the cost could be crippling. The nation braces for rising turmoil in Africa, more bitterness in the Commonwealth, parliamentary strife at home and a harmful effect on its already shaky finances. These were some of the accepted implications of Prime Minister Harold Wilson's vow to crush Ian Smith's rebel white settler regime in Rhodesia no matter how long it takes. One immediate concern was that a run on the pound sterling might develop in stock exchanges reacting nervously to the Rhodesian cabinet's rejection of the peace formula Wilson and Smith drew up last weekend. The Bank of England was reported to have made 10 million pounds ($28 million) available in New York and to be ready to spend millions more in the foreign exchange market to fend off any sudden onslaught by speculators. Warning the Rhodesians that "certain inevitable consequences" must flow from their continued defiance of Britain, Wilson ordered full speed ahead on moves to impose a worldwide ban on trade with the By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Another U;S. plane Was shot down over North Viet Nam today, bringing the toll in the last 24 hours of the quickening air war to,three American aircraft. The U.S. Command announced that American jets tangled with Communist MIG intercepters Monday for the fourth straight day, but there was no word that any American or North Viet-, namese planes were downed in the dogfights. In South Viet Nam, Vietnamese military headquarters an- nounced the mass surrender of 63 Viet Cong guerrillas in the enemy-infested Hon Chong - Twin Sisters - mountain area on the Gulf "of Siam near the Cambodian border. A spokesman said that 2t250 peasants in the area dominated by the Viet Cong also sought the At Curwensville ... Council Makes Two Appointments CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Borough Council at a regular meeting last night reappointed Henry E. Meyer to the Planning Commission and made a new appointment to the Municipal Authority. The new appointee is Louis R. Donahue, who will succeed A. E. Swanson on the five-member board. Mr. Donahue, a heavy equipment salesman, was a.mong three applicants for the position. They included Mr. Swanson, who had sought reappointment; and James H. French, a former councilman. In the voting by secret ballot Mr. Donahue polled four votes to one each for the ------!-- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Madera Youth's First Deer Has Big Rack A young Madera boy who shot his first deer got a rack to be proud of last week. Jerry Faust, 13, downed the 155 pound buck near Madera. The rack, with eight points, has an 18'/2-inch spread. Hunting in the Dimeling area last week, Thomas Hudson of Clearfield R. D. 3 killed an eight-point, 140-pound buck. James H. Peters of Morris-dale R. D. took a five-pointer weighing 125 pounds in the Frenchville area last Saturday morning. Gary Beers, 12, of Utahville killed a three-point, 115-pound buck Saturday while hunting near Fallen Timber. Jeff Raich, 12, of Mineral Springs, clowned a six-point, 140-pounder Saturday. Council Acts On Health Report At Chester Hill CHESTER HILL - Action was taken on a health report given last night at a meeting of Borough Council. , The streets and walks committee reported on a meeting held at Philipsburg with state Health Department officials and borough and township representatives regarding mosquito control. It was stressed that a very serious condition exists in this area and that action should be taken on it. Two plans were recommended for solving the problem and the short range plan was accepted by Chester Hill Council. This plan consists of spraying chemical granules over the swamp and wooded areas. Council authorized its representative, John Deliman, to continue with plans on this program and agreed to allocate funds for it. A motion was passed transferring $2,000 (already allocated for flood control payment) from the general fund into a savings account at Federal Savings and Clothing Needed for Two families Can you help in the following home fire cases? The Clearfield Chapter of the American Red Cross today said that clothing and other items will be appreciated for the Brooks McCombs family of Clearfield and that of Mr. and Mrs. William Poole, Grampian, both of whom lost all possessions when their homes burned Sunday. Clothing for the two McCombs children have been requested, Mrs. June Holes, executive secretary of the Clearfield Chapter, reported. Needed are size 2 outfits for a boy; shoe size 5V4. Little girl's items, size 3, with size 6-6'/2 shoe, are also needed. The McCombs children's clothing may be left at the Thompson and Buck Firestone Store, 101 Nichols St, Mr. and Mrs. Poole and their young son can use the following: Mr. Poole - shoes, size 10, medium width; size 16, or medium, shirts; trousers, size 34-30; coat or jacket, size 40. Mrs. Poole, shoes, size. 7, medium width; maternity clothing, size 14. For their son, size 2 or 3 in Osceola Council Hears Arguments On Sewer Plan OSCEOLA MILLS - Matters concerning the proposed Mo-shannon Valley sewerage authority were brought up again at last night's meeting of Borough Council. A citizens committee on sewerage again asked Council not to enter into any agreement pertaining to establishment of a sewerage authority. The committee stated it was making contacts at Harrisburg in regard to sewerage authority laws. Council President Michael Danko told the committee that Marlin Wilt of the State Health Department will attend a meeting in the borough building next Monday, Dec. 12, at 7 p. m. to answer questions on the matter. Glace and Glace, consulting engineers of Harrisburg, has also been asked to have a representative present. The fire commilete turned in a list of drivers which was approved by Council, It was reported that the firemen answered three calls for lost hunters, other two candidates^ Mr. Meyer's reappointment to the Planning Commission was unanimous. He is a charter member of the commission and serves as its secretary. Both terms run five years. Council received applications for the third opening on the police force but deferred action until later in the month. Also tabled for the time being ^was the exoneration of the tax collector from collecting 1966 per capita taxes from 420 persons, most of whom are 65 or over. The list was presented by Mrs. Myrtle Bloom, but councilmen said they would rather go over the names before acting and since there were so many they would do it at a later-date. Mayor Ralph D. Giarth reported that a group of people is interested in purchasing the Patton Building, but did not identify them. Council, which had made the former school available some time a^o for "use in the anti-poverty program, is thinking of setting a time limit for utilization of the building. If it becomes evident that the program is not going to materialize, then negotiations for the sale of the building might be started. Councilman Harry Fye, re- Ike Cancels refuge of government and TJ.S. officials. The U.S. Agency for International Development "arranged to send them rice, cooking oil, blankets and other supplies. U.S. air raids over North Viet Nam once again dominated war developments and the U.S. and South Vietnamese commands reported only small, scattered ground fighting. The plane lost today - the, 438th reported loss of the war over North Viet Nam - was an Air Force RF4C photo reconnaissance jet downed by ground fire near Dien Bien Phu close to the Laotian border. It was the 11th American plane lost in the north since Friday. The two fliers aboard were picked up in a rescue operation that required three helicopters which also rescued two of the paramedics sent in to aid the jet pilots. An Air Force RF101 Voodoo and an F105 Thunderchief were downed during bombing raids Please Turn to Page 2, Col. S Grid Banquet GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, deeply moved by the public concern over his impending surgery, decided today against attending the Football Hall of Fame banquet in New York. A spokesman for the former president said Eisenhower felt "public concern for his health might distract from the real purpose of the banquet, which is to honor heroes of the football world." Eisenhower's office issued a terse statement Monday to the 'effect- that doctors "have in-" formed Gen. Eisenhower that he must have his gall bladder removed soon." The announcement said be would enter Walter Reed Hospital in Washington Thursday. The precise date of the surgery was not indicated. In canceling his trip to New Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 IN VIET NAM - Pfc. Arthur P. Twigg, above, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Twigg and wife Carol,' reside at Smoke Run, has arrived for duty with the Army at Saigon, South Viet Nam. He has been assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, Administrat i o n and Finance section. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 f lemming Heads National Council Of Churches By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Dr. Arthur S. Flemming, president of the University of Oregon and a former U. S. Cabinet member, today was elected-president of (he National Council of Churches. He is the second layman to be named to the post since the interdenominational cooperative organization was formed 16 years ago. A Methodist and for 20 years a federal government official, in various important posts, Flemming succeeds Bishop Reuben H. Mueller of the Evangelical United Brethern Church. The council's triennial General Assembly also elected the Rev. Dr. Edwin H. Tuller; of Valley Forge, Pa., of the American Baptist Convention, as first vice president. The council includes' most of the major Protestant and Orlho- Wallaceton Council Makes Plans For Sledding by Children WALLACETON - Sled riding by children on Reed Street was one of the topics discussed last night by Borough Council. Following a discussion, it was decided that the alley between Reed Street and Baughman Street would be closed to traffic. Children can sled ride there from 4 to 8 p. in. on school days and until 8 p. m. on weekends and holidays. Harold Hummel was placed in charge of snow removal for the winter. Several appointments were made including: Jim Rothrock as borough Civil Defense director; and Jean Bordas, Audrey Brown, George Rothrock Jr., Russell Hummel and Dave Cou-driet to the Borough Planning Commission. Funds amoutinng to $280.49 were received from the school district as the borough's share of wage tax collections. Bills were approved for payment and it was decided to purchase six Rotations Given Preview of New TV Network An expanded educational television network, hopefully to be in operation by 1970, was previewed for members of the Rotary Club of Clearfield, at their regular weekly meeting last night in the New Dimeling Hotel. William Jackson, public Information director for WPSX-TV, Pennsylvania State University's educational television station, also anticipated a full schedule of programs in color by 1970. Mr. Jackson, a native of Clearfield, was making a return visit to the Rotary meeting Ho present his progress report. He spoke to the club several years ago when the station was just preparing to go on the air. The expanded network, to be known as the Pennsylvania Education Television system, would link all of the commonwealth's education stations to-gether, Mr. Jackson said. In- Westover Councilmen Name New Solicitor; Re-elect Officers WESTOVER - Donald Mike-sell, Clearfield attorney, was named as borough solicitor and Willis Cree arid James Sybert were retained as president and vice-president respectively at last night's meeting of the West-over Borough Council. The officers will be sworn in at the January council meeting. As solicitor, Mr. Mikesell replaces Basil Fisanick, a Barnes-boro attorney. Present at last night's meeting were the president, vice president and Councilmen Allen Westover, Charles Neff, Melvin McCully, Dennis Neff and Fred Hurd. Secretary Mrs. Lcroy Cense, Mayor Paul King and Street Commissioner James Bell also attended. Rain Drenches Pacific Coast; Snow in Rockies By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain drenched the Pacific Coast today and changed to snow on the upper slopes of the Rockies. Drivers were warned to expect heavy snow over wide areas of the West, including the mountainous areas of California, Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, northern Arizona and northern New Mexico. Five inches of new snow fell in six hours at Craig, Colo., and four inches were measured at Austin, Nev. Glasgow and Miles City in Montana reported one inch of new snow. In California, the flooding Kern River lifted a 16-by-20 foot warehouse off its foundation near Kernville Monday night and carried it downstream. Heavy downpours caused the Kern to rise five feet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There were 12 inches of snow on the ground at Truckee, Calif. In the Sierra Nevada, the Alpine Ski Resort near Squaw Valley reported 24 inches of new snow, bringing the total on the ground to 48 to 51 inches. Nine fatal accidents occurred on rain-slick streets in the Los Frequent areas of dense fog and occasional periods of rain; warmer tonight and on Wednesday; low tonight in the 30s. Medal of Honor To Be Awarded Marine Sergeant (Ap-, _ presi. dent Johnson wrestles again with Viet Nam war costs todav and awards the Medal of Honor to a thrice-wounded Marine who killed at least eight Vrei"uon6~i7i a rice paddy fire fight. Flying to the Texas capital for the medal presentation and discussion of defense spending were Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Sgt. Robert Emmett O'Mal-ley, 23, of Woodside, N.Y., is the first Marine to earn the Medal of Honor in Viet Nam. He is cited for gallantry near Chu Lai during Operation Starlight Aug. 18, 1965. O'Malley, who has been living with his parents since recuperating from wounds of that engagement, was put back on active duty just for today - so he could wear dress blues for the medal award ceremony at the Austin post office. Johnson was going from there to his office suite in the neighboring federal building to confer with McNamara and the joint chiefs. Targeted for discussion were Sunrise 7:22-Sunset 4:44 Please Tum to Fage 6' CoL 7 Clearfield R. D. Man Based in Viet Nam WITH U. S. COMBAT Am FORCES, Viet Nam - M. Sgt. George E. Rogers, son of Mrs. Blanche P. Rogers of Clearfield R. D. 2, Pa., is now stationed in Viet Nam. Sgt. Rogers, who attended Clearfield High School, is a weapons technician. His wife, Nancy, is the daughter of Carl J. Brown of Lake Charles, La. Clearfield Weather Monday high 30, low 14, overnight low 30. Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 5.75 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.75 feet (stationary). Precipitation .02 inches. Snow cover - 3 inches. Mid - State Airport Monday high 27, low 15, overnight low 27. North Viet Jet Airfields May Be Hit Again By FRED S. HOFFMAN, SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U. S. Air Force leaders in Viet Nam probably will press anew for bombing of North Viet Nam's jet airfields because of the, greatly increased activity by MIG jet fighters, sources indicated today. Raiding American warplanes met North Vietnamese MIGs for the fourth straight day Monday. A day earlier, U. S. pilots re-ported sighting 16 MIGs aloft. One senior Air Force officer said this was the biggest number in the skies in a long time. American F105 Thuhderchiefs knocked down one MIG17 for certain Sunday * and probably downed another. This boosted the U. S. score to 26 definite kills and two probables. North Vietnamese pilots have shot down only five American planes. Decision-making U. S. officials in Washington have ruled out any strikes against North Vict Nam's jet airfields, at least until now. They said there is no need to hit them until the North Vietnamese air force becomes a serious threat. - ' U. S. Air Force leaders -be- [ lieve it would be prudent to take out the jet fields. One source said the Air Force has repeatedly urged such action. The much Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Madera Driver Dies Of Accident In juries In Allentown Hospital MADERA-Larry Lee Locltett, 18, of Madera R. D., who was seriously injured in a highway accident on Nov. 29, died in the Allentown General Hospitallasti night. - ?:; Larry, son of Mr. and .Mrs. William A. Lockett, was injured when he apparently, fell asleep at the wheel of his car on Route 22 near Bethlehem. The car ran off the highway and into a guardrail fence. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Shoff Funeral Home at Madera and will be announced along with a complete obituary tomorrow. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 LISTEN, YOU'RE NOT EXEMPT/ THERE ARE OULS 17 SHOPPING PAYS 'TIL-CHRISTMAS / Damage Totals $450 Victim Improves In Clearfield Mishap; Damage totaled $450 in the collision of two cars last night at 9 o'clock on Bigler Avenue at the intersection of East Sixth Street, Clearfield Borough Police reported. Involved were 1966 sedans driven by Russell E. Fricke, 62, of 312 Meyers Cyrclc, Clearfield R. D. 2, and Walter L. Butler, 25, of 1312 Daisy St., Clearfield. Police said Mr. Fricke stopped for a stop sign on East Sixth Street, then turned west onto Bigler Avenue, pulling into the path of the other car which also was heading west. PRR-NYCRR Merger Seen By March I PITTSBURGH (AP) - The board chairman of the Pennsylvania Railroad says the PRR and New York Central Railroad will be merged "at a fairly early dale"-possibly March 1. The prediction was made Monday night by Stuart T. Saunders at a news conference prior to a dinner gathering of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. Saunders said the question is "not whether but when the merger will become effective," adding that the Justice Department "does not quarrcll with the merits of the Penn Central merger proposal." The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a restraining order against the merger pending a hearing scheduled for January. Saunders accused the Norfolk & Western Railway, one of the PRR's chief competitors, of Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Street Lighting Fund Donation Approved By Coalport Council COALPORT - A donation of $100 to the Christmas Street Lighting Fund was approved by Borough Council last night. Council also granted permission to Mayor J. Wilson Laing Jr. to offer courtesy parking for a two-week period, beginning Dec. 15 and ending Dec 30. The money collected from the parking meters during this time will be donated to the Christmas Treat Fund. The mayor announced that due to problems encountered in snow removal, parking on Main Street from midnight until 8 a. m. will be prohibited until April 30. Steve Stasik presented t h e street and water report, which was followed by a general discussion of existing problems in that area. Bills were approved for payment and the next meeting was set for Jan. 2. Six councilmen and the secretary attended. Prevent Rail Changes Nowr ICC Urged WASHINGTON (AP) - The president of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad has asked the Interstate Commerce Commis s i o n, (ICC) to prevent the New York Central and Pennsylvania railroads from making any changes in their operations before they merge. Gregory W. Maxwell; in testimony given Monday to the commission referred io protective provisions of the commission order of last April granting' the New York Central and the Pennsylvania permission to merge. The ICC document set up a 3C-" called protective period in which the Penn - Central would not be allowed to change any of its op-: eralions in such' a way as to harm the Erie-Laokawanna Boston & Maine and Delaware & Please Tum to Page 2, Col. 8 ;