Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 13, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle When a fellow says,fit,isn't> the money, it's the principle df the tiling" _ it's the money. Reader's Tip . - ' Tthe Christmas Story. contin-}' ues on Page 9. Vol. 60 - No. 292 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Volley, Pa, Tuesday, December 13, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 pages today Wilson Is Hew Director... Silberblatt Named County School Board President ( The Clearfield County Board of Schoo I Directors elected Paul Silberblatt of Clearfield as president, William E. Frank of Olanta R. D. vice, president and named Edgar H. Wilson of West Decatur to the board at its. regular monthly meeting in the office of the county superintendent of schools last night. : Mr. Silberblatt and Mr. Frank will serve one-year terms during the coming year. A treasurer will be elected in May while Secretary Kenneth H. Shirey's term does not ex---- * pire" until 1969. Second Siamese Twin Dies At Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The second Siamese twin, 21-day-old Karen Cantrell, died at dawn today. Her sister, Susan,, succumbed Monday shortly after a seven-hour operation that had separated them. A spokesman at St. Christopher's Hospital said the infant died of "cardiac vascular problems that she couldn't overcome." Susan's death was attributed to a "congenital heart condition." The twins, born Nov. 22 to Dr. and Mrs. James Cantrell in Princeton, N.J., were joined from the chest to the abdomen and shared several vital functions. They were transferred here 12 hours after birth. Dr. Samuel L. Cresson, head of the 34-man medical team that performed the separation Monday said he was pleased by the condition of the surviving twin. "I just saw her X-rays and they're excellent," he said in a briefing Monday night. Death of Karen's sister, was due to "cardiac failure resulting from congenital heart defects," said Dr. Julio Davila, one of the team of doctors and chief of thoracic (chest) surgery at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where the operation was performed. He said Susan suffered from a constricted main artery and a malformed heart which caused blood to bypass" the lungs, causing an oxygen deficiency. In addition, he said, her heart Please Turn to Page 6,' Col. 8 Mr. Silberblatt moves up from vice president of the board to succeed Prank E. McCabe of Philipsburg, who resigned from the board last * month., AH elections were unanimous. Mr. Wilson, president of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School pSS/f/T" nutrint u,in m- m, President Dwight D. Eisenhow District, will complete Mr. Mc Cabe's term which expires July 1, 1968. Mr. Wilson and C.iDean Sharpless of Sandy Ridge were nominated by the Philipsburg-Osceola Board as a replacement for Mr. McCabe. In other action, the C o u n t y Board: Inside The Progress Two Civilians Killed. Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 ; - ' ���� -�� -;� "" _:--;-, � , ' ' Hints From Heloise .....16 ijjj^ � U. S. Plane Drops Bomb Hospital News........ 8, 9 ^ , Editorial, Columns...... 4 ^^^^ _ _ # 11 ig^il On Vietnamese Village Area Servicemen ........3 More on Vietnam ........ 5 By ROBERT TUCKMAN -;- SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) ��� | -A U.S. warplane supporting a rlCOflrlAUf Marine drive dropped a bomb a cascade of bombs on an ene- missions or 300 to 350 individual LMvIIIIUvYvI on a village 1,800 yards short of my base camp close to Saigon strikes. This was still well below its intended target tonight and and the Vict Cong retaliated the average of 150 missions f "HI killed two Vietnamese civilians, with an outbreak of grenade flown daily before the monsoon XfflJinninfl KflfK att American spokesman an- throwing in and near the capi- storms moved north. JIIUMUIIIU lSUVlt nounced. He said one civilian . tal. was injured. Although more than 1,000 . r_____ ______ r,Aptl CiiB*#�^B�� Tne strike was made at the S()Uth vietnamese troops pushed the carrier Kitty Hawk struck II OII1 jUrflClY village of Thon-Phu Gia, 30 a search-and-destroy mission only fiye miles from Haiphong, I I Will ^MI�|VI J miies southwest of Hue. The the Mekong Delta 105 miles North Vietnam's main port. The mistaken bombing came rough- south of Saigon, ground fighting jet bombers made radar preci-ly 80 miles from the border ter- across the country dwindled and sion runs on a missile assembly ritory where'two bombs that only light skirmishes were re- installation, and one of the. pi-fell short from a supporting ported. lots said the explosions "looked By RAYMOND J. CROWLEY warplane killed 16 Marines and U.S. planes Monday had their like flashbulbs in the night." wounded 11 Saturday. busiest day over North Vietnam The B52 raid hammered at a U.S. B52 Stratoforts unloaded in weeks,' flying 99 bombing Viet Cong base camp and stor- .....age area 30 miles north of Saigon, repeating raids last week in the same area aimed at knocking out the lairs from which the Viet Cong launch ter-In one of the missions two all- ror attacks against the- capital, weather Navy Intruders from . The closest B52 raid to Saigon was staged last March 28, when the eight-engine bombers hit 18 miles southeast of the city. Three terrorist attacks in and around Saigon were reported. er, reported snapping back fast from his gallbladder operation, has his sights set on swinging his golf clubs by early spring. "The general had a good night," Walter Reed Army Hospital reported this morning, one full day after the one and three- Please Turn to Page �, Col. S Paul Silberblatt . . . heads county board Student Exchange Program Planned By Rotations Participation in a student exchange program was approved last night by the Rotary Club of Clearfield at its regular weekly meeting in the New Dimeling Hotel. Complete details of the program will be announced later, Richard Cook, the club's international service committee chairman, termed it the first step in a long range program. "I believe it will be a tremendous opportunity not only for our club, but for the entire community." Assisting Mr. Cook with details of the new project Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 * Elected Miss Judy Borger �uarter hour of Franklin to the Special Edu- The word on the five-star gen- cation staff, effective In Sep- oral's condition Monday night tember 1967. Miss Borger is had been the day after the elect Raymond P. Shafer filled in a losing cause. Clearfield, a 17-year veteran ne^ legislative session begins, his seventh cabinet, post Mpn- Daniel A. Bailey and Jo Hays, with the U. S. Army, now sta- The Associated Press sam- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 candidates for state senator in the 34th District, filed their expense listing in Centre County. The district includes Centre, Clearfield, Cameron and Clinton counties. , D . Mr. Bailey, re-elected as the J?0T* he also received Republican senator, showed con- "j5 * 1 r c r a f 1 Crewmembers tioned in Vietnam, has been awarded the Air Medal for meritorious achievement in aerial flights over Vietnam. A member of the 173rd Air- Association Names Marra as Member gunnery. He was married while tioned about a series of stran- Westover Woman Is Injured In County Mishap An employe of the Clearfield County Probation Office - Mrs. James Westover, 32, of West-over R. D. - was injured about 8 o'clock this morning in a two-car collision near Five Points. She was admitted to Miners' Hospital at Spangler but there was no information available this morning on her condition, the extent of her injuries or details of the accident. State Police said they had not been called to make an investigation and had hp information regarding it. -\- However, other sources reported Mrs. Westover's car had been hit nearly head-on by another vehicle which was in the act of passing a truck. Elsewhere damage was esti- 1.1 U ho;ne on leave from Camp Le- gijngs. jeune last September. His wife it"had been understood there is a nurse at the Philipsburg would be a 10 a.m. news con-State General Hospital. ference on the case, but Col. Ja-Pfc. Hummel was home on a cob Schott, chief of detectives, 20-day leave before shipping out said such a meeting would not on Thanksgiving Day for Viet- be held. He said, however, news media would be notified when a statement was ready. There were indications it might come later in the day. Laskey, 29, a laborer and former cab driver, has not been charged with any of the mur- tributions of $8,630 and expenses totaling $9,008.26. Two forms were filed relative to Democrat Hays' campaign. The account for Jo Hays as an individual shows he spent $1,554.64 and received no contributions. The account filed by nam. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Snow tonight and ending W e d nesday. Little change in temperature, low tonight 28 to 32. Sunrise 7:29-Sunset 4:44 Clearfield Weather Monday high 38, 22, overnight low 22. ow Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Clearfield River Level ; Monday 7 p. m. - 6.65 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 6.60 feet (falling). Mid State Airport Monday high 32, low 18, overnight low 15. Blue Cross Rate Hike Hearing Continues Today PITTSBURGH (AP) - A public hearing on a proposed system of rate increases by Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania resumes today before the State Insurance Commission. Blue Cross has requested a 23 per cent rate increase, effective Feb. 1, and the right to re-adjust its rates � regularly in a continuing program of rate evaluation and change. Witnesses representing the medical profession and Blue Cross testified Monday, most telling of spiraling medical costs. They said Blue Cross would be unable to cover large numbers of patients if a major disaster occurred and said Blue Cross funds are so low that hospitals would be left in serious financial Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Kill Reports Light As Doe Season Ends Curwensville Lions To Sponsor Contest On Holiday Lighting CURWENSVILLE - Plans for the annual holiday home lighting contest here have been announced by the sponsoring Lions Club. Cash prizes will be offered for the three most outstanding displays - $25 first, $15 second and the fourth clasp to the Good Conduct Medal. The son of Mr and-Mrs. Adam Hummel of Clearfield R. D. 1, he is scheduled to return to the States in March for further assignment to Germany. His family plans to accompany him. His wife, the former Gay Rowles and two daughters, Linda, 12 years old and Laurel, 6/ are now residing at 223 S.W. Third Ave., Clearfield day, reappointing Joseph W. Barr Jr. of Oil City as secretary, of community affairs. Barr, 52, former mayor of Oil City, became the state's' first secretary of; community affairs when Gov. Scranton appointed him last June. The department was created under an act passed by the HARRISBURG - James V Marra of Curwensville; chair man of the Curwensville Munici- legislature, pal Authority, has been ap- Barr will get a $5,000 raise pointed a member of the mem- _ making his salary $25^000 - bership committee of the Penn- under a new executive' salary sylvania Municipal Authorities jaw passed by the 1965 legis. Association by President John. iat,iT> . ; T. Hoffman. lature. The cabinet appointments Shafer has made thus far are: retary - manager of the Robin- w^J!?" Patfterson;r renamed son Tnwnshin Anthnrti. An-. bankin* secretary; Maunce'K. Named chairman of the committee was Ann J. Grove, sec- son Township Authority, Alle gheny County. Doe season, which started yesterday morning, ends today but kills reported to The Progress and $10 third, thus far have been light. . Judging of the displays will Philip Whitesell of Clearfield lake place the week after Christ-R. D. 2 downed a 130-pound mas. Specific evenings of the deer yesterday afternoon in the judging will be announced later. Frenchville area. At a regular dinner meeting Yesterday morning, James last night, the Lions Club Copenhaver of Kellytown killed pledged a $500 contribution to- a 150-pound doe on Dunlap Run near his home. Tim. Coudriet, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Coudriet of Morrisdale, killed a 6-point buck Saturday during the last ward the Irvin Park Development Fund which is aimed at expanding and improving facilities at the park It was announced that the birthday calendars will be avail- day of antlered deer season able for distribution next week, while hunting near Morrisdale. William Rubbe attended the This was his first year to hunt, meeting as a guest. For Loan to Valley Forge Troops in 1777-78... Two County Families Stand To Gain If U. S. Government Pays Huge Debt MAHAFFEY - Two Clear field County families stand to benefit if the United States gov erhment decides to pay off a debt it has owed'for nearly 200 years. The debt dates back to the winter of 1777-78 when the ragged Revolutionary Army at Val: ley Force was almost destitute. There was no money for the Continental Congress to appropriate, the currency was depreciated and public credit was nonexistent. ' ',. - ,. In this crisis, George Washington turned lo the people of Pennsylvania: "Unless aid comes," he said, v'our affairs must soon become desperate beyond the possibility of recovery. The army must disband or starve." Among the citizens who responded were Jacob DeHaven, the, great-great-grandfather of Harry DeHaven of Mahaffey R. D, 2 and Mrs. Ralph John of Berwinsdale. Mr. DeHaven is believed to have lived somewhere in the Clearfield - Indiana County area; > ; He advanced $50,000 in gold and large quantities of supplies which have been valued at $400,000. , Although the national government born of the Revolution agreed to assume the debts owed by the states, DeHaven never got his money back. The family clung to records substantiating the loan and on various occasions attempts were made to collect the debt. The latest effort is before Congress right now. It is a bill introduced by Rep. Thomas M. Pelly, R-Wash., authorizing payment.' Congressman Pclly has had no contact with the DeHaven family but learned of the case through a friend. He claims it's a debt of honor and the government is obligated lo pay it. Rep. Polly's bill would limit the repayment to the cash advanced. Earlier efforts made by the family in 1877 and 1901 had sought repayment of the full $450,000 plus 4 per cent interest since 1777, which it was estimated in 1901 totaled more than $4 million. The Clearfield County descendants of Jacob DeHaven say the debt has become something of a family joke. "We are a hard working family and we've lived on a farm all our lives. We get a kick out of thinking the government owes us money," says Mrs. Harry DeHaven. "In fact, ev-erytime a satellite is lunched, we quip 'There they go, spending our money again'." The DcHayens take a dim view of reaping any financial return. But they say publicity given the debt over the years Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. t EASY DOES IT, toys Clearfield Pool Man dolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on a diving The furry creature.visited the pool and a membership. But his summer duties.at in the sun. How about your summer dut pool and give someone else the opportun certificate for Christmas in the pool office at Clearfield. - : r ager Robert Shearer as he steadies Ru* board platform at the community peel: was so enthused that he wanted.to. buy the North Pole keep him too busy for .fun ies? You can refresh next summer in the ity, too, by buying a pool membership gift , second floor of The Progress building'