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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 19, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Airport New Lights PHILIPSBURG - The Shaffer Electric Co. of Bellefonte .. moving equipment into Mid-State Airport today to begin the installation of a new medium intensity lighting system which will enable pilots to land more safely during American Force Totals 372, More GIs Reach Vietnam BULLETIN ' sion American forces in the of the enemy, indicating they SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) country rose above 372 000 had crashed in the GTilf of Ton- -US wafplanes" returned to As the first troops of the 9th kin or in Laos, th* Hanoi areawith clearing Division's 3rd Brigade, came The spokesman also an- weather ove-theT Red R Jef ashore, ground fighting tapped nounced that 144 American Valleytodly and attacked the off to small scale skirmishes. planes have been lost m action Ha Gia fuel storage area 14.5 Over North Vietnam, U. S. over South Vietnam , SleJidrttlof tKorth Viet- bombers stayed away from Ha,. Vietnamese military head- adverse weather conditions. Work on the installation is expected to begin immediately after a scheduled Wednesday meeting with the contractor and officials of the Federal Aviation Agency and the Pennsylvania Aeronautics Comr mission. The new all-weather landing lights will be the principal improvement made to the state airport under the federal $50,341 grant approved this past weekend at Washington by the FAA. The federal funds are to be matched by state .funds. The allocation was only for the most urgently needed projects where available matching funds would permit an early start of construction. James Muir, airport manager, said that he does not have detailed information regarding the improvements, adding that the details will be disclosed following Wednesday's meeting. Luther W. Wa'rsing, president of the Moshannon Flying Service, operator of the airport, believes the planned $100,682 improvements also will include lengthening of the north-south runway. Extending the length of this runway has been planned for some time. The new lighting system, will provide special lights at the ends of the runways to enable planes namese capital, a U.S; spokes- noffor the fourth day and con- quarters reported the Viet Cong troops staging areas and supply points just south of the demilitarized zone in Quang Tri Province. The raids were the third and fourth, in the area within two days and apparently Were aimed at wrecking a new buildup by infiltrating North gon. Westmoreland served with the division in Europe during World .War II. . Ther9th's arrival is expected to release other U.S. troops for man reported. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 mged You Can Win Cold Cash In Weather Contest How good are you at forecasting the weather? Here's your chance to prove your ability and win some cold cash too. All you have-to do is enter The Progress Temperature Contest for January and you'll be eligible for the $15 first prize, $10 second prizeor $5 third prize. It's easy. Just decide what the lowest temperature will be during January along with the exact date and time. For example, you might decide that the low reading for the month will be minus 10 at 6 a. m. on Jan. 20. Jot down your guess on a postcard (sorry, no letters will be accepted) along with your name, address and telephone number and mail it to: Temperature Contest, Newsroom, The Progress, Clearfield. Entries are limited to one per person and must be delivered to the newsroom no later than noon Saturday, Dec. 31. Decision of the judges will be final. Shain Industries Plant Darm By Fire Sunday PHILIPSBURG - No estimate of the damage in yesterday afternoon's fire at the Shain Industries plant in South Philipsburg was available yet today, Fire Chief Richard T. Fry reported. Spontaneous combustion was blamed for the blaze in the new building in which industrial school supplies are manufactured. Shavings, some of them bearing paint and varnish, had been swept up into a pile and the fire started here and spread to a paint booth. > HARRISBURG (APJ y- Wil:. . ?uprin^ler "',ySe,5 ' COn""'"am J- Hart of Pittsburgh, a trolled the blaze until firemen profeSsional labor arrived. centrated most of their 92 sti;ik"e.; mounted eight small-scale missions Sunday in the southern ground assault and mortar at- panhandle : V tacks up *nd ^own' tne countrv' US headquarters in Saigon One mortar attack on a Viet- reported American, plane losses namese infantry camp 23 miles over" North : Vietnam" 'had northeast of Saigon killed three reached 450.  Tliis' included four children, a spokesman said, rnmmander was on hand to planes not previously an-' Other action reported: fZf the euSlaTrained bri- nounced. A U.S. spokesman said - B52 bombers struck twice S!^*-^ th5^to]taffll� 1�3- ti�^ bad sona-dm -imf*!- Utfbt --today at North Vietnamese nam. By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) - Gen. William C. Westmoreland's old outfit began arriving in Vietnam/today, and the U.S. - Four U.S. Navy "Swift" boats fought ja short, 'close-range gun duel*with|an estimat-. ed company of Viet Cong ashore in the Mekong Delta'Sunday. A U.S. spokesman said wait- deployment in the Mekong Deling Viet Cong opened up on the ta, the vast, rice-tich area south Vietnamese fast Navy patrol craft with au- of Saigon where the Viet Cong is lomatic'weaponsi mortars and strong. The delta so far has recoilless rifles at a range of 20 been' manned entirely by Viet-to 30 yards. The Swift'boats re- namese troops plus seyeral turned the . fire, with their .50 caliber machihe-guris but .broke away after an eight- minute fire of the fight. , . ' Traffic The first units of the 9thTU.S. _.........._______ Cop against supplies moving by Infantry7Division- - "the 'Qld ; AWo~rTe~i)ivi7iob:Vere engaged sea from North to South-Viet- Reliables" came ashore at Vung -.- ' Tau, 40 miles southeast of Sai- Please Turn to Page 2; Col. 8 - Seven miles north of the demilitarized zone, the destroyer Maddox intercepted 20 cargo junks, destroyed three and damaged four with five-inch.gunfire; The attack was part Navy's new Operation thousand , American advisers, , helicopter pilots and U.S., Navy river craft personnel.  The-U.S. military command announced that units of the 101st Today's Chuckle Girl to.girl: "It wasn't much of a proposal. He suggested we pool pay envelopes." Vol. 60 - No. 297 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley/Pa., Monday, December .19, 1966 15,155 Copies.Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Shafer Names Labor Official New Secretary Chief Fry said there was very little damage to the building. The amount of damage to the machinery, lumber stock, and finished products will not be known for some time. The alarm sounded at 4:35 p. m. and was answered by all borough fire equipment. Dense smoke filled the building and firemen used ventilating fans to clear the building. leader, will labor and in-Shafer ad- Sandy Ridge Store Is Burglarized Again SANDY RIDGE - The Sandy Ridge Clover Farm Store that secretary was burglarized a week ago was yea(�. broken into again this weekend be secretary of dustry in the new ministration. Gov.-elcct Raymond P. Shafer appointed Hart Sunday to his cabinet to succeed William P. Young, also of Pittsburgh. Shafer indicated that Young, would remain in state government. Hart, 59, is president of the Allegheny County AFL-CIO Labor Council, one of the more powerful labor organizations in the state. He also has been a director of District 19, United Steelworkers of America since 1950. The job of labor and industry will pay $25,000 a Settlement Over Book Is Sought Publishers Seeking To Patch Things Up With Mrs. Kennedy By GEORGE ESPER NEW YORK (AP) - Spokesmen for two publishers involved in the dispute with the Kennedy family over publication of the book, "The Death of a President," disclosed, today that efforts are being made to settle the matter out of court. The disclosure followed a statement by William Manchester, author of the book, denying that he had broken faith with Mrs. John F. Kennedy or that he had taken advantage of her confidence in him. The book is about the assassination of President Kennedy. "There are continuing efforts to patch things up," said a spokesman for Harper & Row, Publishers Inc., which plans to bring out the 300,000-word hardcover book in April. "Every effort will be made to work things out," the spokesman said, "There are always the^au'ttfor's" rights5 and her-rights." Asked if the aim might be to reach some understanding on the separation of deeply personal matter, which Mrs. Kennedy seeks to keep out of the book, from what is considered history, the spokesman replied: "I think $15 went to members of the Wants To Take Test To Prove It... Ruby Insists Involved in No Consp Oswald Ruby Remains In Serious Condition DALLAS, Tex. (AP) - Jack Ruby, the cancer-stricken killer of ' Lee Harvey Oswald, remained in serious condition today. Officials of Parkland Hospital said Ruby suffered some discomfort Sunday when tubes were moved in his chest to drain off more fluid. Ruby was hospitalized Dec. 9 and what was first thought to be pneumonia was diagnosed as cancer. Thurstin Named IN VIETNAM-Marine Sgt. Ronald N. Bloom of Clearfield, son of Mrs. Norman Bloom and the late Mr. Bloom of 808 Dorey St., is presently serving his second tour of duty in Vietnam. Sgt. Bloom was promoted from corporal Dec. ~  1 He also holds the Good QOUtttV Cffafrfflflfl Conduct Medal, having re- * ceived the, award Nov. 26. Sgt. Bloom has been in the Marines since Nov. 22, 1963. He is attached to the 3rd Battaljon, 5th Marines, 1st Division. EDITOR'S NOTE - Gravely ill of cancer, Jack Ruby lies in a guarded room in Parkland Hospital, where both President John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Os- . wqld died before him. Herewith is an exclusive picture of Ruby's' thoughts in his last days, in what may be his - last statement for history. By BERNARD GAVZER DALLAS, Tex. (AP) - Jack Ruby in his dying days still insists there was no conspiracy involved in his killing of Lee Harvey Oswald, named by the Warren Commission'.as -:- the assassin of President Inside The Progress 'The Faces of Jesus,' a five-part Christmas series, starts on Page 15. Coalport Parade first Prize Goes to Church Group COALPORT - First prize of that is pretty accurate." A spokesman for Look magazine, which plans a four-part, 80,000 word serialization of the book starting with the Jan. 10 issue, said: Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Winners Listed In Curwensville Event Bill Young has been an ex- Coalport First Presbyteri a n Church in the 14th annual Christmas parade held here Saturday afternoon under the sponsorship of the Treat Committee of the Coalport Fire Company. Second prize winner among the 11 parade entries was the Irvona Fire Company float. They received $10 in cash. An award of $5 each was given to the five participating scout troops and the Coalport Ladies Of Dimes March The appointment of John W. Thurstin of Susquehanna Terrace, Clearfield R. D. 3, as 1967 March of Dimes campaign director in Clearfield County has been announced by Basil O'Connor, national presidemVoi the" National March of Dimes Foundation. The March of Dimes campaign in the county will begin with a kick-off dinner early next month followed by house-to-house solicitation. Married and the father of two children, Mr. Thurstin is a member of the Clearfield EUB Church and is employed by Classified Ads .... 20, 21, 22 Hints From Heloise .... 24 Comics ..................23 News From Around World 2 Sports............... 1?, 17 Obituaries ...............2 Hospital News ,...... 9, 19 Editorial, Columns.......4 Social News :.........'.'.'. 24 Today in History ....... 4 School News ........ 13, 14 Christinas Story ........6 Area Servicemen 3, 7, 8,,24 Series' on Walt Disney .. 19" JACK RUBY Pennsylvania!* Receives Nation's Highest Award assassin John F. Kennedy. Ruby, fully.aware he is,dying of cancer, wants to take any scientific test' to prove for history there was no conspiracy. "Jack has told me a dozen times or more he prays to be given a final lie detector test so people will be convinced that there was no plan on his part, or conspiracy of any kind, to kill Oswald," said Ruby's brother, Earl, a Detroit businessman. "It is.his last wish.'"- : Earl, Ruby and Elmer-Gertz, Chicago lawyer, and member of v the legal team which on Oct. 5 won a reversal from the death .sentence .for Ruby; described' ,, -Ruby's plea to do .anything' toVI erase any1 doubt that he acted alone in shooting Oswald: They had seen .Ruby an hour earlier in Parkland Memorial . By JAMES PHILLIPS Hospital where Ruby, under GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP)- guard, is undergoing treatment. A,teen-ager hunted in the slay-This is the same hospital where ing 6f a; state trooper held an WASHINGTON (AP) - Army L\. Walter J. Marm Jr., whose North American Refractories fimJX W�ndf ed*wo years Co. at Curwensville. He is ac- what klnd of soldier he would make, receives the _ ;st award for day. Dimes chairman. State Police said a window ccllent secretary," Shafer said. ^asn TT promot �n waii broken �! gVta entree to "His accomplishments, achieved sponsored here by Curwensville CURWENSVILLE - Another ____r_____ group of winning numbers in the Auxiliary Cash Award Days promotion The Glendale Area High School the store. The burglar made off m SD1tf. of recent; ill health, are with an undetermined amount something in which he and all of food that included at least pennsylvanians can take pride." one ham, eggs, cookies; candy, Secretary Young has express- canned meat, bread and cigar- fj^erestm remaining in state ettes . government and we have dis- merchants was announced today. Top prize of $50 goes to the person holding ticket 272326. The five $10 awards may be claimed by holders of numbers 228262, 215967, 259938, 245341 and government and we have ___ T,,:/,u,nj (U, ,,, cussed the field of vocational 235219- Mrs. Velma Reichard the pro- rehabi]U t. ,, gh f � PerSons may claim their pnetor reported the store was (� nation s ble a trial, perpetuating for all i1m narv charee of first-de2re� ^cati^%o?6fflLCOffi 5ifest aW"d f�r her�iSm t0- time the feeling *e iu*^ of.hrstdegre. j dav- story of the assassination will . t���- w u \, Sixteen relatives and mem- never be known. ' . A; ^WW*T^ State-wide, Mr O'Connor nam- fe of M , � fl wefe ,He has t but they, are ^ff^^f^&X^^ ed I Henry Kantrowitz of Pitts- be t when Se/retary of not so much about Oswald," ^L^8"1?, W�vn,^ burgh as Pennsylvania March of tne Army stanley R Resor said"'Gerte. "These': are-reSMts ^^Zl- B* 9W?> represents him the Medal of Hon- about the havoc caused to' his ureens- g\ ... j or for courage during the battle people." t��?ren.ce:.B. Ernste$,:mjtm; of la Drang in November 1965. Ruby, a Jew, .'is feel his wUe, Chnstme^B, saidjtt|Bjr: Marm, 25, of Washington, Pa., that his action reflected poorly vVere"confronted by^tnVyout^, is credited with killing 18 North upon the Jewish; people. when'they returned home^pnr Vietnamese soldiers firing on "Jack'reads .the newspapers church. . \ '  ', his platoon at the foot of Chu and magazines and watches tel- When-the couple s son,vjH�i^| Pong Mountain. He was wound- evision and is aware of the con- 52>- and his wife, Ruby�' 52>. ed in the battle. troversy about the Warren re- stopped by 5V* hours later^ttW; "To tell you the truth, I didn't port and, all the books and arti- Elder Mrs. Ernstes - sigrtalej know what kind of soldier Joey cles which are constructing in- thai somethmgwas^ wrong. iT^e (the familv n�pi w/inM h.'� credible stories of a conspiracy daughter-m-law darted from ;taeA in which he is claimed to have house, ran down tbef road and had a part," said Gertz. "He. says, 'How can they think I am hiding, anything or protect- Philip 1. Palmer, 73, Jones Store Owner At Philipsburg, Dies PHILIPSBURG - Philip L. Palmer, 73, co-owner with his wife of the Jones and Co. Hardware Store, died Saturday, Dec. 17, at 4:50 p. m. at his home, 100 Seventh St. His health had not been good for the past several years. A1--thoughhe had been ill for a few weeks he was at his store Saturday,(.morning. - A native of Spring Brook, _ _ . . N.H., he was born there Oct. 8, (/fie DflVeF BFUISeO . . . 1893, a son'of Stephen and Mary ---- Palmer. He was a hardware (the family name) would be,' Marm's father, Walter J. Marm Sr., said when President Johnson signed the citation last Nov, 16. Please Turn to Page 10, Col.-5 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Mostly cloudy and cold tonight and Tuesday with occasional light snow beginning late tonight or early Tuesday, low in the 20s. Sunrise 7:33-Sunset 4:46 Clearfield Weather Saturday high 48, low 30. Sunday high 44, low 24, overnight low 24. Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 5.70 feet (falling). Monday 7 a. m. - 5.65 feet (falling). Mid � State Airport Sunday low 29, high 49, overnight low 15. Five - Day Forecast Dee. 20 - 24: Temperatures will average one or two degrees, below normal. Normal high 35 to 37. Low in low 20s. Light snow about .Tuesday and near end of week will average about one quarter  inch melted. By FRANK CORMIER AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - Presi-dent Johnson wrestles with the big space and agriculture budgets today as he'swings into a full schedule of official conferences at his Texas ranch. Summoned to the President's home near Johnson City, 65 eies miles west of here, were Budget Army Director Charles L. Schultze, Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman and Director James E. Webb of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. For the current year, Johnson proposed budgets of nearly $7 billion for agriculture and $5.1 billion for NASA. The budget the President now re-enlistedl for three years in before marrying Eliz-tne Regular Army Dec. 4, while abeth Jones and settling at Phil- ipsburg, He, is survived by his wife, two sisters and a brother. Mr. Palmer was a member of Moshannon ' Lodge No. 391, Free,and: Accepted Masons; serving with, the 1st Cavalry Division here. . ., Spec. Bronson, a flight engineer in the division's 17th Aviation Co. at Camp Radcliff, ...-----.. _-...r Clearfield Chapter No. 228, Roy- entered active duty in 1952 and ^ Arch "Masons; Moshannon Council No. 56, Royal and Select Masters; Moshannon Com-mandery No. 75, Knights Templar; and the Jaffa Shrine Temple. He was also a member of Philipsburg Council No. 621, United Commercial Travelers of America; the Reliance Fire Company No. 1; and the Kiwanis Club. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Eight Mishaps Cause les of $3, arrived overseas on this tour of duty in September 1965. He has received the Air Medal. ( Spec. Bronson is a 1950 graduate of St. Francis High School at Clearfield, and was employed at Western Airlines at Los Angeles, Calif., before entering the in Meanest Person Back To Spoil Christmas The "meanest person" is back again-and this time he's spoiling the Christmas season for others. Clearfield Borough Police re- Seven From County Graduate at PSU UNIVERSITY PARK - The Pennsylvania State University More than $3,000 property daniag'e was caused eight weekend traffic accidents in Clearfield youth-delivered. The youth was police-delivered, into custody of his is working on, for presentation '��rt receiving numerous calls conferred degrees on 852 gradu. to Congress next month, covers the 12 months starting July 1. . Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara will be at the ranch Tuesday, presumably to help nail down some of the final details of the hew defense budget, expected to total nearly $70 billion. / the total- budget will likely run around $135 billion. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 from persons whose lights are being stolen from their outdoor Christmas displays. Police Chief Charles C. Ed-miston said that persons found guilty of such acts of malicious of the Fall Term Dr. Erie A. Walker, president, awarded the degrees which included 277 advanced degrees . .. . ... . , . . and'575 baccalaureate degrees. SiSC^?f.,VriiH?ur0S,!CUted t0 Sixry-three graduates received of between 650 and 750 persons driven by Patrick J. Flanagan was estimated today by the Na- jr>, 42, of 125 Hill St., Clear- tional Safety Council. field. The holiday period covered is Damage to the Flanagan car- ates Saturday,- marking the end from 6 P-m- Friday, Dec. 23 to was estimated at $150 and the midnight Monday, Dec. 26. Hoyt sedan at $250. The council said that in.a turn- Walter G. Budd, 34, of 612 holiday period of equal length at Hannah St., Clearfield, escaped this time of year the toll would injury-Saturday night when his be about 525. car went through the guardrail the full extent of the law. the doctor of philosophy degree Most of the nation's drivers; fence and into the river on Route will be on the road at some time; 17og9 m tfle area of the River. "We are investigating all the aKd,u, th d ^ f" ^tion during the weekend, the council view Brid,ge complamts and we plan, to ar- degree said. This will raise the travel told State' Police that in !rtvL*n