Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 7, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Recipe for good speeches: Add shortening.: Progress Reader's> Tip 'The World Today on Page 4 takes a new look at Congress, Vol. 60 - No.'287 Our 56th Year Clearfield/ Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, December 7, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 32 PAGES TODAY More Funds r Viet War Viet 25 Years Ago Today.. Politician Is Slain One of Two Youthful Assassins Admits He's Red Terrorist By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Two youthful gunmen assassinated a leading South Americans Rouse, Recall Pearl Harbor By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer From state capitals to college campuses, in churches, and on highways', millions of Americans remembered Pearl Harbor today on the 25th anniversary of the Japanese attack that brought the United States into World War I.I. Some of the observances took note of the Viet Nam war. For some individuals, such as Husband E. Kimmel, the 84-year-old retired admiral Vietnamese politician in Saigon who soys he was blamed for America's worst naval defeat, the remembrance of Dec. 7, today, and police announced that one of the assassins confessed he was a Viet Cong terrorist. The gunmen, firing at close range from a motorcycle, killed 58-year-old Tran Van Van as he rode in his car to his office. A short time later, one of the pair was seized when he fell off the motorcycle near the residence of U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge. The other assassin escaped. Van, a wealthy, Paris-educated landowner long prominent in Vietnamese politics, was a lead-rT member of the Constituent ;embly which is writing a constitution for South Viet Nam. His slaying a few blocks from Premier Ky's office overshadowed ' war developments. Only minor ground actions were reported from the fighting fronts although U.S. bombers kept up their raids over North Viet � � Nam. U.S. destroyers shelled Mlfff IfCflPf Iff supply barges just off the North " "' Vietnamese coast. U.S. officials reported the discovery of two 62-pound satchel charges in an ammunition dump at Saigon's Tan Son Nhut Air- 'Day ol Infamy'... Where Were You On Dec. 7, 19417 By BETTY HAMILTON Progress Staff Writer Where were, you on that afternoon of Dec. 7, 1941? Most Clearfield countians were enjoying a quiet Sunday afternoon at home when their favorite radio program was interrupted by the flash - "The Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor." But many of them were stationed at far flung military bases throughout the world and the fear that the United - States might become involved Candle Lighting Jewish Festival 1941, stirred up bitter memories. That day a quarter of a century ago also left some footnotes to history: on the evening of the Pearl Harbor attack, Eleanor Roosevelt calmly scrambled eggs for guests at the White House, according to a journal among the manuscripts the Library of Congress in Washington put on exhibit to commemorate the 25th anniversary. Hundreds of men who knew the horror of that December 7, a date which President Franklin D. Roosevelt said "will live in infamy," gathered in Pearl Harbor for the main commemorative ceremonies. Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York ordered flags on all state buildings lowered to half staff this morning, then raised to full at noon "to remind us that we will always, with the Hardly a person over 35 does grace of God, achieve final vie-not have a vivid memory of that tory." moment when he heard the his- A special Mass was offered at tory-making flash on that day Loras College in Dubuque, 25 years ago which President Iowa, for the Rev. Aloysius THE FLAG WAS STILL THERE - A tattered Stars and Stripes still flies at Hickam Field as the military barracks are ablaze during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. (AP Wirephoto) in the war was now a reality. Planners Work On Several County Projects Rickard Is President... Glendale Board Elects Officers Due-to a rush request by the COALPORT - The Glendale School Board last night Franklin D. Roosevelt was to Schmitt, a Loras alumnus and The lighting of a single can- call "the day of infamy." Navy chaplain who was killed Pennsylvania ffighwar^ommis"- elected Blair E. Rickard of Fallen Timber as its new presi die in Jewish homes tonight Some recall it as a sobering on the USS Oklahoma during sion for an evaluation of.its pro- dent and Robert Krise, also of Fallen Timber, as vice oresi port, which was attacked by a Wl1 mfrkf bTing �rihe TnTn ^Lr^JLZZ1Z t A^V^ jected six-year highway plans, dent. Mr. Krise is the retiring president * Viet Cong suicide force last festlval of Hanukkah, a holiday and fun. Others remember the The Mass also was in memory (he Clearfield County Planning weekend. The explosive charges commemorating the heroic stand terror it struck in their hearts of other chaplains and laymen Commission moved its Decern- Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 6 for religious freedom made by when they recalled that lov.ed of the Dubuque Roman Catholic ber meeting two weeks ahead Philipsburg Stores Review Plans For Shopping Season and went into session last night. Other more or less urgent the Israelites 21 centuries ago. ones were in the attack zone. diocese who died in action, in. To children the festival Albert C. Bunnell, manager of eluding .the Rev. William Barra- means the lighting of candles the New Dimeling Hotel, didn't gy, another Loras alumnus ite_7\>n"the agenda included for eight consecutive nights, the Set the news by radio like most killed recently in the Viet Nam a review of a project 70 appli- giving and exchanging of gifts, Clearfield countians. war while serving as an Army cation by Clearfield Borough, a parties and the enjoyment of He was there--eating break- chaplain, traditional foods fast in tne Sc^ofield Barracks Veterans groups in Carlsbad, For adults, the Festival 0f when the Japanese planes flew N-Mj., asked residents of the city cu UCJ PHIIIPSBURG - Plans for Lights symbolizes the victory of ?ver th,e area and PePPered the to observe a minute of silence at Chester Hill Elementary School ^ v^Tfj ' if iftoalkm aver brutality nf hav barr3cH^wllh .m.^ hv thp'PhiiiD^ the holiday shopprng.-seasoii^^ .......r sounding of 34 sirens. Motorists ��^1^ u,.T ri.vw.u-pH last AVPn.nc rh.r. ing u_nt over darkness. ,At first we thQUght Jt was were asked tQ puH Qver to the bur. Osceola school District. Irt other personnel matters, two new teachers were hired. They are: Robert Selby of State College, who will teach junior high mathematics and science; and Miche|e, � -- Cosmark of Titusville, who report on a similar application in process by DuBois City and consideration of a proposed. were reviewed last evening dur- ing light over darkness ing a meeting of PAM (Philips- The Festival of Hanukkah, burg Aggressive Merchants) held having its origin in post-biblical in the Chamber of Commerce times, dates back to the year office. ' 162 when the Syrian-Greek King Stores will remain open Wed- Antiochus ordered the erection nesday afternoons this month of a pagan altar in the tem- and starting Saturday evening P*e at Jerusalem. A small will remain open evenings until Jewish band led by Judah Mac- 9 p. m. until Christmas eve when cabeus and his brothers defied a 5 o'clock closing time will be the king's forces and emerged observed.- triumphant. Richard Irwin reported that The altar was purified anew Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 1 burg-Osceola School District. The Commission gave unani-, mous approval to the Clearfield Rain Cuts Into Plans of Hunters Rainstorm Hits WestCoast, Heads Inland Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 7 Rain reminiscent of the opening day spoiled the plans of ......___....... ______ ______ many hunters yesterday and to- six church choirs and choral and lamps and torches were lit day as buck season moved into groups will sing carols in the as a symbol of spiritual light its final days, business district prior to the and freedom. The two-week season will end holidays. . Tne elders of the Jewish na- Saturday followed by doe sea-Anthony Rosselli reported on tion then decreed the establish- son Monday, plans to provide recorded Christ- ment of the1 Hanukkah feast to Wesley Lippert 17, of Cur-mas music in the shopping dis- celebrate thei>~ leaving an aftermath of trict. The organization voted to i�us freedom. at 4:50 p. m. Monday when he flooded streams, untold damage, purchase four outdoor speakers At Clearfield this Sunday downed a n,ine-point buck with is�lated communities and nun-to provide music.' morning, children of Temple a 20'/.-inch rack spread. The dredi of homeless. It was noted that courtesy Beth Shalom will exchange gifts 170-pound deer was shot near Inside The Progress Leaders remember.Pearl Harbor. Turn to Page 15. Classified Ads .. 2J_J1_2?L.. Hints From Heldfse ____ 24 Comics .................. 31 News From Around World 14 Sports .............. 16, 17 Obituaries ............. 12 Hospital News........ 3, 12 Editorial, Columns - 4 Social News .... 2, 3, 7, 24 Today in History...... 15 School News .......... 5, 26 Income Tax ............ 28 Area Servicemen...... 10 Christmas Story.......... 2 Middle-Aged Lions...... 30 New Congressmen .. 18, 19 LBJ Will ii est Them Soon Says $9-$ 10 Billion Will Bridge Gap; Silent on Tax Hike By FRANK CORMIER AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - President Johnson estimates Viet Nam war costs between now and next June 30 will exceed earlier budget projections by $9 billion to $10 billion. He plans to ask Congress next month for a supplemental appropriation to bridge the gap,, he told a news conference Tuesday in his federal building office suite. The President remained mum about the possibility of a 1967 tax increase, but said facts needed to make a decision are falling into place. Although Johnson had predicted earlier that war outlays would top the budget figures by anywhere from $5 billion to $15 billion, the figures he cited at the news conference were'per-' haps a bit lower than many observers had expected. Since the chief executive had long been citing the forthcoming Viet Nam money request as '-major item to be pinned down before a tax decision, he was asked if the new estimate - as well as a recent federal forecast that business spending on plant expansion would slow down ;-� would help him make such a dcision. "The answer is yes,'' Johnson replied. "It gives me help. If you are trying to find out if a decision has been made, it has not been." Johnson went on to say, in response to another inquiry, that he would not speculate whether the new Viet Nam cost estimate plus results of the Investment survey will teach art The board also voted to pay business_ bills and to present an applica- Please TUrn to Page 14^ Cot; 3 tion for the new federalESEA _ ^ Title I program to the Department of Public Instruction for "approval. - . The department notified the district that its application for a new junior-senior high school building is being reviewed. It was announced at the meeting that the district has been willed $1,000 for a library desk in the new school by the , * Christina Pryde estate. Think of Jammer When You think Of Pool Tickets Don't think of snow and Ice and freezing temperatures when you have thoughts of purchasing a Clearfield Swimming Pool season ticket as a Christmas gift. Turn your thoughts to next Dr Tilford Blough, assistant summer's hot, dry days and director of area curriculum cen ters for Blair, Cambria and Somerset counties, notified the consider how much your gift will mean then to its recipient. The pool association .. is cur- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A seven-day rainstorm moved inland from the West Coast to- parking is now in effect in the business district. Officers were not elected during the business session. Following the termination of Orville B. Shugarts' term as president. Mr. Rosselli was named president pro tempore until new officers are elected at the January meeting, v., Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 6 Heart Attack Kills Hunter in County TROUTVILLE - Mervin R. Sebring, 45, of Big Run in Jef- Curwensville. Eddie Miles, 13, of Irvona got a spike buck weighing 125 pounds last week while his father, Dean, and Dick Peterson, also of Irvona, took spike bucks too National Guardsmen were called out to evacuate 200 families from their homes in the Por-terville area of central California where the Tule River left its banks. The evacuees, assisted by about 50 guardsmen, were taken r*T tj�,-- 19 -# TTfou,m, to the Porterville Armory. They Gary Beers, 12, of Utahville came from Springville and th'e Police Report Crash On Old Town Road State police from the Clear- ^?l..h.?/v^^r�nou.nced.dei!d Uo^&l' Yesterday, Miss Ver downed-a three-nointor last ta,llc ferson County suffered a fatal week f��"er iasc Doyle cok)ny near the Success heart attack Monday while deer A Hawk Run man and hi* �!�.' Dan1, hunting near this Clearfield ter were successful deer hunters Springville, where more than County village. in the wXrne area Sfe 10 homes were reP�rted wa^d A hunting companion look J. Pirow Jr. downed a four-point away' was cut off b^ flood wa�-Sebnng to DuBois Hospital 125-pound buck at 8-40 a m' ers and resldents were using .,,,... T\r ' rainwater for domestic use. field Substation, have reported �" amvaI- Sebring was said to onica L. Pirow shot a three- - The storm 5 eastward passage the investigation of a two-car nave a heart condition. point, 100-pounder at 10:20 a. m. Please Turn to Paee 14 Col'2 collision last Saturday morning ' ' on Old Town Road. They said that Michael Peno, 18, of 238 McLaughlin St., Curwensville, was waiting to make a left turn into a super market when his car was struck by one operated by Caroline L. lLewis, 20, of Arisonville. Both cars were, traveling west. Damage was estimated, at $100 to the Peno car and.$500 to the other vehicle. On Sunday Mr. Peno was being driven by Richard A. Flynn, 17, of Grampian to the State Police Substation to pick up an accident report, police said. Just outside the barracks the Flynn car was involved in a two-car collision with one driven by Arthur S. Schreffler, 37, of Bellefonte R. D. I'M MAKING OUT MY CHRISTMAS LIST... ONLY 10 SHOPPING PAYS LEFT. YOU KNOW/ a-7 FREE PARKING TICKET - Clearfield Police Chief Charles C. Edmiston puts a courtesy parking ticket on a car in lieu of a parking fine ticket following Borough Council's move last week to extend the holiday spirjt to shoppers. Under the plan, police officers put a nickel in an expired meter to give, the overtime parker an extra hour. The courtesy ticket tells the driver that the extra time is being paid for by the Clearfield Merchants Association/Council also dropped metered parking on Monday and Friday nights during the Christmas shopping season. Cloudy and warmer to-.night and Thursday with rain or showers, low 48 to 55, except 37 to 45 in the mountains. Sunrise 7:24-Sunset 4:44 Clearfield Weather Tuesday high 36, low 30, overnight low 34. Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 5.80 feet (rising); Today 7 a. m. - 5.80 feet (rising). Precipitation .22 inches. Mid - State Airport Tuesday high 35, low 25, overnight low 32. Five - Day Forecast Dec. 8-12: Temperatures will average 10 to 13 degrees above the daily normal highs of 38 to 39 and lows of 24 to 26. It will be warmer until early next week when it will become colder. Showers or intervals of rain the latter part of the week and snow flurries the first of next week are expected to total around three - quarters of an inch melted. Gateway Market Grand Re-opening Storfs Tomorrow district that the DPI is interest- rently selling gift certificates ed in involving the new school suitable for giving as holiday in curriculum planning for the presents. They can be ex-proposed Naturealm educational changed after March 1 by the Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 3 recpiver for * membe"hiP card. The certificates may be purchased in the association office on the second floor of Tne Progress Building or you can write to the association at Post Office Box 291, Clearfield. Memberships are: family (in- Thursday, Friday and Saturday are grand re-opening days A 26-year-old Clearfield R. D at Herb & Tom's Gateway Mar-, man is being held for court on eluding parents and children 17 ket, located on Race Street at a burglary charge resulting'from years old and under), $20; sin-Clearfield. the theft of $160 from Bob's gle ticket for ages 6 through 17, The reopening of the com- Marine and Outdoor Shop on pletely renovated store will fea- Old Town Road last Friday ture numerous awards includ- night. ing 50,000 Top Value stamps, The defendant, Robert Fur-a variety of gifts, six food bas- i"an Litz, was arrested by State kets - two to be awarded Police from the Clearfield Sub-daily - and a total of $100 station yesterday and arraigned in Christmas cash will be given before Justice of the Peace Har-away Saturday, Dec. 17. ry Ganoe. He waived a hearing In addition, each person who and aXter P�sting $50" bail was visits the store this weekend released for court action, will receive a free gift. Police said the shop was brok- $5; single ticket for ages 18 through 20, $7.50; adults (over 21), $10. Home of Stiff let-town Woman, Six Children Damaged by Fire CHERRY TREE Fires in The market is one of a chain en into about 10 p. m. and the Clearfield County continued to Please Turn to Page 9,.Col. 3 money taken from the cash register. Houtzdale Council OKs Free Parking Morris Twp. Firemen Ball Sentenced Elect 1967Officers, Tn ... . Inspect New Truck 10 "re ror MORRISDALE - Members of D0(/0/G MUfdet the Morris Township Volunteer ,,rAA,r ,, ,Ar>, ,,.,. Fire Company No. 1 held their � ^f^"^\fIT cdly caused by an overheated SirSr T� sentenced to Se imprison coal stove in the living room In addition to electing officers P1"1'** s"ond fde^ree fmurd*r ��Three ^ther county families . 1QC7 , * m the shooting of his estranged inree otner. county iammes for 1967, the members inspect- .. , . &, b had iost their homes in fires - ed the new fire truck purchased wue dnu ner lover- Sunday 1 by the company during the past Ball, 48, is a former resident________ month of Philipsburg R. D. who moved , The'1943 truck, a 500-gallon to Florida in 1955 after selling Q|e$ Ot BUMS his firm iho T-Tnu/arrl Pnnl lllii-.- take a heavy toll as a Stiffler-town woman and her six children were left homeless by a. blaze that extensively damaged their home in Burnside Township Sunday morning.: Mrs. Shirley Fetterman and her children, ranging in age from 18 months to 10 years,... are temporarily residing with relatives at Aliquippa. No estimate of damage was available. The blaze was report HOUTZDALE - Free meter per minute Seagraves pumper, his firm .the Howard Coal Min- parking in the business district formerly was owned by Wood- inS Co' He had llved at Curtis SuttereO Ot HOmO will be in effect from Dec. 15 to stock College in Maryland. It PaJk' mmm* trnnpr.l Jan. 7 inclusive, Borough Coun- was purchased last month for The sentence, handed down DUBOIS --Jwrdiexvlcu cil ruled last night. $550 and has already been in Tuesday by Circuit Court Judge werei held[here, todaj to: Char- Council approved a request action at two fires. FranCiS J- Christie, was the les A Turk K^rly of made by Mayor CamiHe George Th following officers w , r . "J^-J" ^atd^That fSre^^.t^II^ Barry Lewis, president; Mi- ^e two sentences run concur- ^he^co^nty'^home for the aged r^J'Sraka t* ^SSv ^ Prosecution contended Mr. Turk had been smoking George Straka Jr secretary during Ball.s trial tnat he broke a pipe and it turned over in (who will serve until he,� called home his lap> setting his..clothing,on to active duty in the armed __j ,______ .' � � to have a stop sign placed at the intersection of West Hannah and McAteer streets. Snow removal plans and prob lems were aired by the law makers. p_csldent Russell Chnstoff forces at which time James Pol. and began firing after he found fire. A nurse and two visitors-, conducted the meeting. Parti- lack wm uke ove_ the duties). his wife, Regina, and Daniel used a blanket to smother, the cipating were Council men Simon 0rv5Ue piercei treasurer. Char. Nash sitting nude, on the edge fire but not before the aged Sahlaney Frank Dombroski, les Hoover, financial secretary. of a bed- man had suffered second and' Richard Greenawalt and James wiUiamKyler fire chief- Bald was shot five times. thkd'degree burns over two-Armstrong; M ay o r George, James Weaver a^d G stra'_ Ball's attorneys said the slay- thirds of his body. Chief of Police John Kashtock, ka Sr assistant chjefs. Earl ingswerenotpremeditated.be- He was taken to the Clear- and Secretary Mrs. Gertrude -,- bacuse Nash attacked Ball, who field Hospital where he died Ronan. Please Turn-to Page 14, Col. 8 was defending himself. Monday morning.