Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 14, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
THE MOST REV. MSGR. JOHN MARK GANNON, . . . resigns for health reasons Hanoi Raided By ROBERT TUCKM AN SAIGON; South Vietnam (AP) -The Communists charged that U.S. jets raided Hanoi and its suburbs' today for the second day in a row. Radio Hanoi declared eight American aircraft, including a pilotless reconnaissance plane, were shot down. There was no immediate comment from the U.S. Command, which earlier said it could not confirm or deny the Communist claim that American bombs fell inside the North Vietnamese 'capital Tuesday and that women and children were killed. A U.S. spokesman said pilot reports,, of raids,; against North Vietnam today had not been received at Saigon headquarters. The Soviet news agency Tass said in a Hanoi dispatch, relayed from Moscow, thai: American planes raided the. city for about an hour and a half. "As yesterday," the Tass correspondent said, "they bombed the right and left banks pf the Red River, the embankment and the area of the bridge linking Hanoi with its suburb Zya-,1am. "The air pirates were met with dense antiaircraft fife. Numerous bursts clouded the clear sky. A rocket soared up, leaving a white trail behind. I saw a U.S. plane catch fire and.a parachute detach from the plane." Though refusing to confirm or deny Communist accounts of the operations Tuesday, the official U.S. spokesman in Saigon said he had no American reports indicating that bombs landed on the North Vietnamese capital. The spokesman reported that American bombers attacked a rail yard six miles northeast of Hanoi and a truck depot five miles south of the Red capital. He said both targets were in swamp and rice paddy areas well outside the city proper. The North * Vietnamese charged thai ' U. S. pilots bombed and strafed "many quarters inside and near Hanoi" and said the raids constituted "an extremely dangerous step of war escalation." The organ of the North Vietnamese Communist party, Nhan Dan, called on its army and the Viet Cong to "avenge'the people of Hanoi." After the last American raids near Hanoi early in December, the Viet Cong at- tacked .'Saigon's Tan. Son Nfitf airbase. , , ' �. - U. S. pilots sighted 9 orrir Communist MIGs in the Hanoi area during the raids Tuesday, a spokesman reported, and. tan' gled with two of the late-model MIG 21s. The spokesman said the MIG fired air-to-air missiles and their cannon at a flight of four F105 Thunderchiefs about 40 Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 7 The Today's Chuckle A bachelor is a man who is crazy to marry but realizes it in time. Bishop Gannon Resigns; Wheal on Named Successor J' ERIE - The resignation of the Most Rev. Msgr. John Mark Gannon as Bishop of the Erie Roman Catholic Diocese was one of two resignations accepted at the Vatican today by Pope Paul VI. The episcopal duties of the Erie Diocese will be assumed by his successor, the Most. Rev. Msgr, John F. Whealon, who has been serving as auxiliary to Bishop Edward F. - Hoban at Cleveland, Ohio. Will Teach 1% I" ��� The retirement from active DrAfirAfr tfiHAr dut^ of Most Rcv- Msgr- Ed* ri vUl VJj LUIIUI ward Howard of Portland, Ore., � ' was also accepted both for rea- sons of health. Bishop Gannon, ,89, was consecrated auxiliary bishop of Erie in 1918 and upon the death | IWl* of his predecessor, Bishop Fitz- I Dlirjfi maunce, two years later, be- came head of the Erie Diocese UNIVERSITY PARK-George whlch includes all parishes in A. Scott, editor of The Clearfield Clearfield County. Progress, will teach' a course in Following his ordination as editing techniquesr,at The Penn- bishop, he continued his assist-sylvania State University during ance in the field of parochial the winter term starting Jan. 9, school education by founding H .Eugene Goodwin, director of Cathedral Preparatory . School the School of Journalism, an- for Boys, Mercyhurst. College, nounced today. Gannon College, the Erie Day Mr. Scott will teach a two- Nursery and St. Mark's Minor hour class Tuesday]: and Thurs- Seminary. He also established day mornings during the 10-week pew parishes, gave aid to the winter session as a past^effn^fo^ding of many parish schools slructor on the SchooFdl Jour- and supervised construction of nalism faculty. He will continue St. Joseph's Home for Children to carry out his regular duties as editor of The Progress. The course covers techniques of editing material for newspapers, magazines and other printed ' publications, headline writing, copyreading, layout and typography and pvrinting processes. The class work is devoted mostly to practical editing exercises with lecture material being presented as the occasion arises.' Attention is given to meaningful news'presentation, editorial management, selection of content and winning the public's interest through good writing and attractive typ- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 DELTA SHOPPER r~ A Vietnamese youngster returns home from a store in his village, about 15 miles west of My Tho in South Vietnam's Mekong Delta region, carrying a bottle of beer in one hand, a candy bar in .the other and a ballobntied to his arm. (AP Wirephoto) Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 4 School Board Elects Officers At Amesville and the Philipsburg State AMESVILLE - Officers were General Hospital system have re-elected, approval was given been scheduled for hearings. Area Sewage S y s t e m s "Face State Action An official of the State Health Department says that a number of boroughs,townships and organizations in Clearfield County and the; Moshannon Valley will be called before the State Sanitary Water Board at Harrisburg to discuss sewage problems and corrective programs. Martin Wilt of Williamsport, regional sanitary engineer for the department, said that Osceola Mills, Philipsburg, Chester. Hill, Rush Township, the Womer sewer system in North Philipsburg, the Philipsburg Association of Commerce (General Cigar Co.) system ------:--- Cut To Be Five Per Cent... Vol. 60 - No. 293 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Vq I ley, Pa., Wednesday, December 14, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 30 PAGES TODAY Republican Hopes Said Good in 68 Scranton Points To Romney as Top Man at Moment By VINCENT P. CAROCCI- HARRISBURG. (AP) -: Gov Scranton said today that Republicans "have a golden opportunity" to win the 1968 presidential election if "progressive and moderate forces in the party agree on a single candidate, and a combined strategy to avoid the mistakes of 1964." He again pointed to Michigan Gov. George- Romney as the man he felt was most qualified "at the moment" to be the party's presidential nominee two years hence. "What we!re. looking for is a candidate-who can win," Scranton told a regular news conference in Harrisburg. "If the election were held today,, I think' Romney would have a good chance to win." However, Scranton, who made a belated and futile bid for the party's presidential nomination two years ago, said that his own role in future political activities will be most limited after he Sewer Rate Reduction Okayed at Curwensville CURWENSVILLE - In an unprecedented move, the Curwensville Municipal Authority has voted a five per cent across-the-board reduction in sewer rates, effective Feb* 1* This means that the monthly resident ial, sewer bills, beginning; with'the February mailing, will drop from $5.26 to an even $5 and represent a savings of $3.12 per year. Schools, which are charged on a per pupil basis at the rate of 33 cents, will find ------:--- a two-cent reduction to 31 cents per pupil. At Clearfield... Yon Gunden Is Named New fxecufive Named by Scouts In Two Districts for the continuance of the Head Start program and the resignation of Josaph Bennese, indus-tiral arts teacher, was accepted at last night's reorganiza-tional meeting of the Moshannon Valley School Board. Renamed to their posts as president and vice president re- and Carl The State Highway Department" proposal for construction of a road from Ramey to Amesville was approved by the directors, who expressed hope that the department would proceed Little Opposition Voiced To Plan By Blue Cross PITTSBURGH (AP) - A hear-ing on a proposed rate hike by Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania has concluded with virtually no opposition to the increase coming forward. The two-day hearing, which promptly with the project, ended Tuesday, was called by In other business, the board state Insurance Commissioner approved payment of $500 for Audrey Kelly to consider Blue maintenance of lights at the Cross' request for permission to football field, increase rates by 23 per cent Several members of the ad-and set up a system of period ministrative staff, J. Howard rate adjustments. Smith, solicitor, and the follow- Support for the proposal came ing directors were present: Mr. from hospital officials, physi- Ginter, Mr. Ecklund, George Franchock, David Hamaty; Gard Shoff, Dr. F. R. Kniss, Murray Copenhaver and Leonard Bura-novsky. He also said that hearings will be scheduled in the near future for Coalport, Brisbin, Ir-vona, Mahaffey, Biirhside and Grampian. Mr. Wilt noted that Houtzdale and Ramey have already been cited and that officials there Leader Backed Harold R. Von Gunden, a native of Clearfield and presently administrator of the Palmerton Hospital, has been appointed administrator of the Clearfield Hospital, the hospital's board of directors announced today. He will assume his duties Jan. 1. At the same time the board announced the appointment of Robert Beauseigneur of Clearfield as assistant administrator and controller. He had been serving as controller. Paul Loubris, whom Mr. Von Gunden will succeed, has accepted a position as. administrator at the Quakertown Hospital at Quakertown. Mr. Von Gunden was assistant administrator at the Clearfield Hospital before assuming the position at Palmerton three years ago. He is a graduate-of-the--?ie*r� field High School, a World War II veteran and a past commander of the John Lewis Shade Post of the American Legion. He is also a past chairman of the Clearfield Chapter of the American Red Cross and a former sergeaht-at-arms of the Clearfield Rotary Club. He is married to the former Jean Gourley and they are the parents of four children. r � , ,,.,,. . have been given two years to spectively were William Ginter solve their problems. "", Ecklund. He pointed out that new federal and state laws require treatment of all sewage discharging into streams, and said that he has been ordered to prepare data on sewage problems along Moshannon Creek. Mr. Wilt made the comments at a special meeting of the Osceola Mills Borough Council Please Turn to-Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Inside The Progress A letter from Vietnam is on Page 4. Classified Ads ... 20, 21, 22 Hints From Hcloise .... 30 Comics ................ 29 News From Around World 14 Sports .............. 16, 17 Obituaries . ............ 14 Hospital News ........... 3 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ..............8 Today in History ........ 4 Church News............ 6 Christmas Story ........ 18 Income Tax News ...... 9 BULLETIN HARRISBURG (AP) - The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced today that there would be no extension of the antlerless deer season which ended in most areas of the state on Tuesday. LET'S SEE LUGV, LINUS,''sHERMV. SCHROEPBR. AND PEPPERMINT PATTV/ snoopy, PISPEN, r0v...ano ONLY 10 MORE SHOPPING PAYS / National Post Clearfield County Democratic Chairman Ed L. (Pete) Fisher today announced that he and William Hawkins, state committeeman, are backing former governor George M. Leader as Democratic national committeeman to succeed the late David L. Lawrence. A survey of county executive committee members confirmed the choice of the county chairman and. state committeeman, Mr. Fisher said. A three-way race for the national committee post has evolved, with Pittsburgh Mayor Joseph M. Barr and Francis R. Smith, Phila- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Houtzdale Store Hours Set; Santa in Town HOUTZDALE - Shoppers are reminded that stores here will be open from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. from tomorrow until Dec. 24 when they will close at 5 p. m. Santa will be in town each night from J to 8 in the Bierlair Building on Hannah Street. DUBOIS - Bucktail Council Scout Executive Vince Borrelli announced today the appointment of Eugene "Gene" Sands, above, as district scout executive for the Clearfield and Moshannon districts of Bucktail Council. A Scout as a boy, Mr. Sands became active as an adult volunteer H Scouter in Allegheny Council serving as an assistant cubmaster and as a scoutmaster. He became a professional Scouter in 1963 as a district scout executive at Harrisburg, serving in that capacity until November of this year. Now located at Clearfield, Mr. Sands will be working with volunteer leaders of the Clearfield and Moshannon districts to develop the best possible program of Scouting for boys. He succeeds James Hammaker who has accepted a scout position at Bloomsburg. ^ Officers Named MHpsburg Get* Approval On Land Annexation BELLEFONTE - Judge R. Paul Campbell has approved annexation to Philipsburg Borough of approximately .20j,acres, of land in Rush Township. The petition for annexation was signed by all property owners in the area and was unopposed by the Rush Township' Supervisors. The tract is being developed by the Knapp brothers for housing. It is situated on the southern edge of the borough, adjacent to Curtis Park. By Philipsburg Commerce Unit PHILIPSBURG - All officers of the Philipsburg Association of Commerce were re-elected last night during the annual re-organizational meeting of the board of directors. C. Edward Hayes will continue as president, John E. Lux as vice president, Russell M. Lucas as secretary, and Arthur H. Hagyard as treasurer. During the annual stockholders meeting, which preceded the board meeting, the following directors were re-elected to three-year terms: Mr. Lux, Mr. Hayes, Robert R. Granville and Alex C. Bailey. The re-elected directors will continue to serve with Mr. Lucas, George McG. Fryberger, Walter Levin, Gordon T. Gibson and Harry Hagyard, directors whose terms did not expire. Rembrandt B. Rickard, Wal- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Although industrial and commercial, rates are-.varied and complex according'to" types they, too, will enjoy similar savings. The action to cut,.rates was , taken yesterday at' V "regular, board meeting . and $ culminates 4 months of deliberatid^andf con** sultation1 with auditors,; consulting engineers, bond counsel- fis- ;? cal advisors and^Solicitor'Dan > P. Arnold. ' ' Actually, the reduction, was given tentative approval a . month ago but not publicly dis-. closed pending an opinion from* the solicitor on the form, of docu- , ments needed to support the reduction. The original proposal was made as early as last May when, after conferring with, the auditing firm of Sharkey, Peterson &.McGough, it was agreed that' there were sufficient surplus funds' to warrant: a reduction. | The first step Howard passing the savings along to customers was to consult with the trustee Please Turn to Page 10, Col; 7 . Storm Rakes Eastern Ateas Of Pennsylvania PHIL'ADEL^mAV(A\P^-4;a�B third storm of the-season .coated parts of PermsyiyaniiiWith snow' Tuesday, but lutiike* the two previous storms th|hardest hit areas were 1 in^thVh;' central and eastern parts ofttfie^ate. Two other, storms this season dumped snow oh western Penn-sylvania. Snow and then rain left flush on streets in Philadelphia,, causing some traffic tie ups,s Outside the city, the snoy/ was .'heavier and there was sqme accumulation. Plowing and cindering crews went to work in the suburban counties'. There were' no traffic restrictions on the; Pennsylvania 'Turn, pike and crews,; were able^ t�; keep even with the falling snow. Most of,the,snow fell along;the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. I Bradford Planners Discuss Development At New Interchange Transfer of Gas Company Announced William Amy, manager of the Clearfield office of Penn .Fuel Gas Inc. announced today the acquisition of. the M. -0. Woods Bottled Gas Co.; at Clearfield. LB J Cutbacks Wo n't Reduce Budget Deficit That Much $8.3 Billion h His Goal... WOODLAND - Comprehen- sive planning for development at the Pleasant Valley Interchange of the Keystone Short-way and along access roads in the interchange area was discussed last night at a meeting of the Bradford Township Planning Committee. Meeting in the township building here, the committee discussed, effective means of developing the area to take full advantage of the Shortway. Joining the discussion were representatives of Yost Associates at DuBois, the township proved federal r: construction I$P^ors �a � executive director of the Wg one at Philipsburg, will now WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi- A>d%'4n'o;stV'tff^'tliose'' savings Jjeled.' County Planning Commission. serve customers of the Woods dent Johnson's announced plans > represent outlays merely de- -'- The next meeting will be held firm. to cut back dn; federal; spending ferred for anti-inflationary rea- Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 2 Jan. 10 in the township building. ! EDITOR'S NOTE - In a up to next July 1 - $5.3 billion sons until after next July 1. move to dampen inflationary in long-term programs and $3 They will show up as spending pressures, President Johnson billion in immediate .outlays -r in.thefisoal 1968 budget, has announced plans for big cut-, won't reduce ,the budget deficit backs in federal spending. How^by, anything like those amounts. , . much; will.the cuts actually total.' Actual budgeted spending for luted for reductions.by Johnson The transfer became effective and what impact will theyi.have the remaining! half of this 1967 in his Nov. 30 news conference An Associated Press canvass of each department, and agency Irvona Firemen Elect Tiesi as President, Collins as Fire Chief IRVONA - The Irvona Volunteer Fire Company re-elected Anthony J. Tiesi as president at a meeting Monday. Other officers are: vice president, Bruce Braniff; secretary, James Tiesi; treasurer, Jesse Williams; fire chief, William Collins; first assistant chief and truck foreman, Frank Tiesi; second assistant, Dick Neff; third assistant, Dick McGarvey; ambulance chief, J. M. Morrison; trustees, Leonard Miles, Earl Smeal and William Snyder. Routine business was conducted and bills were approved for payment. The next meeting will be held Jan. 9. Damage Totals $300 In Clearfield Mishap Two cars collided on Mill Road at Clearfield yesterday when one of the drivers leaned over to pick up a book that: had fallen to the floor. No one was injured^ and property damage .totaled $300, State Police said. They reported that Colleen Mc-Clincy, 16, of 321 Stewart Ave., was traveling south on Mill Road when the book fell from the seat. As she leaned over to pick it up her car drifted to the left of the highway where it collided with an oncoming car operated by Constance Mohney, 40, of 208 S. Fourth St. yesterday, Dec 13 . on Uncle Sam's purse strings?; fiscal year' will be cut by less 1" XCedT,0 dathiT �v �n Penn Fuel, which,ma ntains 27-- ' than $2 bijlioii, official sources S mS??' offices in Pennsylvania, ,includ- By STERLING F. GREEN indicated today;federal .constructT Santa Due at Irvona IRVONA - Santa Claus will arrive at the Irvona Fire Hall at 7 p. m. Thursday, Dec. 22, with treats far the children, Mahaffey Lions Club Sponsors Contest MAHAFFEY - The Christmas Home Lighting contest is being sponsored for the second year in this area by members of the Mahaffey Lions Club. Judging of the homes will take place after 7 p. m. the nights of Dec. 27 and 28. . Persons; living in the rural areas of Mahaffey, LaJose and Westover and wishing to make sure their homes' are included in the judging are aslced to drop a card'or phone Earl Lord at Mahaffey or Paul King, West-over. M o s M y cloyd/,' .l�ttl� change' in temperature' through Thursday. Occasional light snow tonight, low in the 20s. ^i;:.^ Sunrise 7:30-Sunset;;,p� ml.- 6i60 feet (stationary),!Today 7 a. m. - 6.72 feet (rising). Precipitation - .03 inches. Mid - State Airport Tuesday high 27, low 15, overnight low 25. Five - Day Forecast Dec. 15-19: Tempera-tures'will average three to five degrees below the normal' daily highs of 36 to 37 and lows of 23 "to 24. Warmer weather, at the beginning of the period will give way to a change to colder ever the weekend, which will persist through the remainder of the perjod. Precipitation will average one-fourth of an inch melted as snow or snow flurries, occurring mostly over the weekend.