Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 21, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle : There was � the couple who 1 were only half serious about getting.married: she was, he was-n't; Reader's Tip l 'The Driving Park" Background' is tonight's editorial top-icon Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 299 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, December 21, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY As Negotiations Continue;. ^ Book Agreement May Be Near By GEORGE ESPER NEW YORK (AP) - Mrs. John T. Kennedy and look magazine appeared today to be approaching an agreement on her demands for exclusion of her personal recollections in the Kennedy book. One high source said it is possible there may be an announcement today. The same source said that efforts were being .made to edit word-by-word author William Mdrichester's book, "The Death of a President," which is about the assassination of Inside The Progress Classified Ads .... 20, 21 Today in History ........4 Hints From Heloise - 24 Comics.................. 23 Sports ............... 16,. 17 Obituaries................ 2 Hospital News .......... 22 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News.............. 3 School News ............ 12 The Faces of Jesus* .... 13 State News .............. 5 Christmas Story ......... 7 Meet New Folks........ 22 Series on Disney ........24 State War Hero........ If Seltzer To Head Powerful State House Committee HARRISBURG (AP) - Rep. Jack H. Seltzer, R-Lebanon, will head the powerful Appropria- *uled for next Tuesday President John F. Kennedy. ''Look is; making every effort to safeguard the personal feelings of Mrs. Kennedy,1' othc r sources said. Secret negotiations were held Tuesday in the offices of Cowles Communications, Inc., the publishers of Look, by top editors and Richard Goodwin, a formei aide to President Kennedy who is acting as one of Mrs. Kennedy's advisers during the meetings aimed at settling the case out of court. Another round of negotiations was set for today in hopes of effecting a settlement before Cowles and Harper & Row, publishers of the book, go into court Thursday to answer charges made by Mrs. Kennedy last Friday in her suit to block publication. Attorneys for Mrs. Kennedy have drawn up a memorandum of law that they prepared for court today citing legal precedents for her suit and outlining the legal basis. A hearing on the suit is sched- tions Committee in the new Republican-controlled State House of Representatives. The appointment of ' Seltzer, along with chairmen of 32 other House committees, was announced today by Kenneth B. Lee, Sullivan County Republican who takes over the speakership succeeding Democrat Robert K. Hamilton of Beaver County. Alvin Bush, R-Lycoming, was named vice chairman of the Ap-propiations Committee. Heading the Highways Committee will be Rep. Raymond E;> Wilt, R-AUegheny, with Rep. John Stauffer, R-Chester, as' vice chairman. Rep. Donald W. Fox, R-Law-rence, was designated chairman of the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee, while Rep. William G. Buchanan,. R - Indiana, was named to head the Higher Education Committee. Rep. Eugene M. Fulmer, R- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. S VIETNAMESE RANGER'S CHOW - A Vietnamese trooper of the 32nd Ranger Battalion leaves a village market after buying his provisions and heads back to the field in the Mekong Delta, some 60 miles southwest of Saigon. Two ducks hang from his rifle, vegetables are tucked under one arm and from his other arm - which holds a bag of rice - dangles a plastic bag of nuoc mam, an all-purpose sauce. Unlike Americans, Vietnamese troops are not supplied their food. (AP Wirephoto) It was reported that Harper & Row, which plans to bring out the 300,000-word book in hard cover next April, would be willing to go along with the changes hammered out by the Look rep- CameS It SofeiV Ouf . . . resentatives and Goodwin. _* Look is going ahead with plans to publish a four-part, 60,-000- word serialization of the book beginning in the issue scheduled to go on the news- Air-to-Air Missiles Fired by U.S. By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) - Two U.S. F4B Phantom jets fired air-to-air missiles Tuesday at two enemy planes that were flying toward the U.S. cruiser Long Beach and the enemy craft vanished from radar scopes, an American spokesman announced tonight. Were, the enemy planes shot down? The spokesman said he could not confirm or deny it. The encounter took place in early morning darkness. The enemy planes were tracked from over the city of Thanh Hoa, 80 miles south of Hanoi, the spokesman said. The Long Beach, a guided-missile cruiser, was operating in the Gulf of Tonkin ,25 miles northeast of Thanh Hoa. "When first sighted, the aircraft were headed toward the Long Beach," the spokesman said. The U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk launched the two Phantom jets. These locked onto the other planes with radar and fired air- to-air missiles. The number of missiles fired was not. reported in Saigon. The spokesman said the only result known here was that the enemy aircraft disappeared from the radar scopes of the Phantom fighters. They were not identified by type. The only description was that they were "slow moving," indicating they may have been propeller-driven rather than MIG jets. The spokesman said it was not known whether the planes' intended to attack, but they were "headed toward the Long Beach." : , ; The North Vietnamese Communist air force is not known ever to have attacked American ships sailing in the Gulf of Tonkin. Patrol boats, however, have fired on and damaged U.S. Navy ships. The United .States now has three aircraft carriers in the; Gulf of Tonkin which launch Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 By 49-Vofe Margin .. Fulmer Wins House Seat CLOUDY Cloudy tonight and Thursday. Light snow ending late tonight. Cooler tonight and Thursday, low tonight in the 20s. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 State College Workers From Area May Be Affected by Action PHILIPSBURG - Legal action that would affect hundreds of area residents working at State College is to be taken in the Centre County Court. Announcement was made yesterday that Bellefontc Borough will seek an injunction against the State College Area School Board's $10 occupational privilege tax levy. The Council has questioned the legality of the tax on the grounds that the school board failed to place legal advertisements announcing the time and place of the board meetings. Some Bellefonte residents are Meadville Greets Gov.-fleet Shafer MEApVILLE, Pa. (AP) -Except for the snow on the ground and the chilly temperatures, it could have passed for a summer day. There was a parade with high school bands and smiling dignitaries waving to the crowd from open top convertibles. That's the way it was Tuesday as Meadville citizens turned out to honor a native son, Gov.- elect Raymond P. Shafer. Hundreds lined the main street for the "Ray Day" parade and saw Shafer and his family ride by. The five-block parade ended at the Crawford County Courthouse where Shafer began his political career 16 years ago as district attorney. There was a brief outdoor ceremony in front of the courthouse. Judge P. Richard Thomas said Shafer had been designated Surgeon Pulls Grenade From Marines Throat Soldier Decorated for Vietnam Service Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Falls Creek Residents To Be Aided In Project Displacement The State Highway Department announced today that it plans to place a relocation office for the Keystone Shortway at Falls Creek to aid persons displaced by the interstate highway. Section 23 of the Shortway will pass by the community. When construction of the section begins more than 25 families or businesses will be moved. Under the Eminent Domain Code of 1964 families are entitled to a maximum of $500 and businesses $25,000 to defray relocation expenses. Another department policy provides for advance payment .of the entire fair market value of properties to owners. Tickets Available For Inauguration Events Clearfield County Republican Headquarters announced today that a bus will carry area residents. to Raymond P. Shafer's gubernatorial inauguration at Harrisburg Jan. 17. Persons interested in attending are reminded that they must have a ticket to attend the ceremony. The free tickets are available until this Friday in county headquarters. Also available in headquarters are tickets priced at $15 for the Inauguration Ball. These must also be reserved by Friday. The telephone number at headquarters is 765-5391. By JOHN LENGEL DA NANG, Vietnam (AP) - A Navy surgeon pulled a .lethal M79 rifle grenade from the throat of a U. S. Marine private Tuesday night and showed it around the operating room before he found out it might kill the eight persons in the room. "I didn't know what it was," said the surgeon, Lt. Cmdr. James Chandler pf San Francisco. "All the military training I ever had was a couple of weeks where they - say 'okay, this is a gun.'" _ _ The 20-year-old patient is do- V/fltfA|# \Alnl0P m" ^ne> Chandler reported. flUIIICjr tJVIUICI The patient's name was with- held until his relatives are notified. The Marine, who also had a compound fracture of his right leg from a bullet, was brought to the Da Nang "Charlie" medical hospital at 9:30 Tuesday night. The M79 round - dome shaped, an inch and a half in diameter and two inches long - had crashed through the Marine's right lower jawbone, traveled through the thick part of the tongue and stopped a fraction of an inch from the soft skin, below the lower left jawbone. Chandler said that before the five-hour operation he had no idea what he was going after. He would have sandbagged the operating table and sought expert advice if he had known, Chandler said. The doctor could see part of the grenade's shiny dome at the rear of the patient's mouth. Two attempts with forceps' failed to get it. He reached in with his RAMEY-Word was received fingers and "it popped out." here by his parents that Cpl. As he showed it around the Gary M. Shunkwiler, above, was awarded the Bronze Star on Nov. 25 in South Vietnam for meritorious service. Cpl. Shunkwiler, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Shunkwiler of T"e Clearfield County Court-Ramey, received the medal house and Annex will close for from Gen. William DePuy at tne Christmas holiday at 11 a.m. - Friday and remain closed until Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Tuesday at 8:30 a. m. Sunrise 7:33-Sunset 4:46 Clearfield Weather ^ Tuesday high 32, low 26, overnight low 28. Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 5.65 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.60 feet (falling). Precipitation .08. Snow cover - 3 inches. Mid - State Airport Tuesday high 27, low 17, overnight low 24. Five - Day Forecast Dec. 22-26 - Near normal temperatures are expected. The normal high is 35 to 37 and the normal low around 22. Turning cooler Friday, and then little day-to-day change. Precipitation will total three-quarters of an inch or more liquid, occurring almost daily as light snow or snow flurries. BELLEFONTE. Pa. (AP) - Rep. Eugene M. Fulmer of State College was elected to his fifth consecutive term in the State House, Tuesday after a special panel officially declared him the winner by a 49 - vote margin. Fulmer, a Republican from the 77th District, was opposed by Democrat Daniel R. Clemson of Bellefonte. The Centre County Democratic Committee had chal- lenged the paper ballots cast in the election, and Centre County Judge R. Paul Campbell ordered a three-man board set up to recount them. The board went over the ballots in 35 of the district's 41 precincts. The official number of votes, cast for each candidate was not immediately available. � � , An attorney for Clemson said he would not challenge the, results of the recount. This leaves just one other legislative race in the state still undecided - in the 28th State Senatorial District. Democrat Henry B. Leader of York holds an unofficial 122 vote margin over Robert O./ Beers, the Republican incumbent. The York County. Elections Board began hearings Monday on 400 civilian absentee ballots, but indications are a' winner will not be declared by Jan. 3, when the legislature reconvenes. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Courthouse To Close 'COURSE I 70LD YOU ALL THE THINGS J LIKE WHY t>0 YOU ThWK. I'M HERE i? AND HURRY, YOU'VE SOT A. SHOPPING DAYS r LEFT/ Rush Supervisors Were Opposed To Annexation PHILIPSBURG - George P. Maruschak, chairman of the Rush Township Board of Super-visors, said today that the board did not favor or approve the an-nexation of 20 acres of the township into Philipsburg Borough. .Mr. Maruschak stated that the annexation proceedings were not contested f because such action would be futile and expensive. Such a move, he explained, wouldv have it been, a waste of taxpayers' money. Mr. Maruschak said that he ami the others supervisors, Henry Rudeeh and Edwin Miller, have, received a number, of telephone "calls >inquiHhg;, why the township authorities did not oppose the action. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Firemen Elect Lonich Second Ward Fire Company President The Second Ward Fire Company of Clearfield elected Joseph B. Lanich as its new president Monday night. Named to serve with Mr. Lanich were: Norman Bender, vice president; Robert Luce, secretary; and R. Curtis Smith, treasurer. Both Mr. Luce and Mr, Smith were re-elected. Also elected were: Elvie Reas-inger, foreman; Dennis Eldrige, first assistant foreman; Paul Lanich, second assistant foreman; Mr. Bender, truck foreman; James McLaughlin, assistant truck foreman; Mr. Eld-ridge,, marshall; and George Law, steward. Board members named were: Kay Bloom, director for three years; James'Blake, Relief Board for three years; and Edward McCoy, Fair Board. IVesf Decatur Water Line Job Nears Completion WEST DECATUR - Contract work on the construction of a main water line here is more than 85 per cent complete, it was announced today by Lewis Shaw, chairman of the West Decatur Authority. The work, which is being done by William H. O'Brien and Son, Inc., of Monroeville, was started Sept. 6. Mr. Shaw estimated that it will take two or three more weeks - depending on the weather - for the firm to finish the job. The Authority's engineers, Ber-nard Lucas Associates of Philipsburg, last week gave approval for payment of the second 33 per cent installment to O'Brien and Son. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 LBJ To Meet With Democrat Governors By FRANK CORMIER AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - President Johnson meets at his Texas ranch today with a group of Democratic governors, including some of his most outspoken critics within the party. While the Texas White House provided a minimum of information about the session, it clearly was aimed at placating those Democratic governors who last week strongly criticized the pace of the administration's "Great Society" and Johnson's role in the 1966 election. Leader of the visiting delegation, it was understood, is Gov. Harold E. Hughes of Iowa, chairman of a caucus of Democratic governors who sounded the criticism after the group met in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Another governor who said he was bound for the ranch, 65 miles west of here near Jphnson City, was Warren E. Hearnes of Missouri. It was Hearnes who said last week that, unless Johnson changed his ways and took a new look at the political situation, the Democrats might be well advised to "start all over with a new candidate" in 1968. The visit of the governors overshadowed a Johnson conference at the ranch with Secretary of Defense Robert S. Mc-Namara, who arrived late Tuesday for discussions on next year's defense budget and other military matters. McNamara Avas an overnight guest at the ranch. John B. Connally, Democratic governor of Texas and a longtime friend of Johnson, said he understood 10 or 12 governors would attend the ranch session. At least two governors, however, sent word to Johnson that they could not be on hand - Calvin Rampton of Utah because of the illness of his mother and John W. King of New Hampshire because of "pressing state business." ' Among the governors who we're reported planning to attend the ranch meeting were Hughes, Connally, Hearnes, Dan K. Moore of North Carolina, Robert McNair of South Caroli-na, Hulett Smith of West Virginia, Philip, Hoff of Vermont and Mills E. Godwin Jr. of Virginia. West Escapes With Much less ... Heavy Snow Covers Parts of East Pa. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pennsylvania's second heavy snowstorm within a week dumped up to nine inches of snow in some parts of Eastern Pennsylvania, but much, of Western Pennsylvania escaped with much less. Parts of Chester County, and upper Bucks County reported the nine-inch fall. ----'� -- The snowfall, which began over eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania Tuesday morning forced temporary shutdown of flight operations at Philadelphia International and AHentown-Bethlehem-Easton Airports late The Allentown area apparently received the brunt of the storm. The weather closed down Christmas season this weekend Philadelphia International Air- with Christmas Eve services in port for three hours Tuesday many churches in addition to night as workmen cleared snow Christmas Day services,Sunday. and slush from runways. The At Clearfield, the an nual snow forced planes to bypass Christmas Eve Community serv-Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton ice, sponsored by the Clear-Airport during the afternoon field Ministerium, will be1 held and early evening. The airport in St. John's Lutheran Church reported an accumulation of at 11 p. m. Saturday, nearly six inches as compared The Rev. Richard Todd of the to the 7.5 inches that fell there First Presbyterian Church, will last Tuesday. deliver a sermon titled "Where Last year's first measurable js He'" snowfall in the area didn't come A clearfield) Christmastide until Jan. 13-and that was only serviGes at st Andrew,s Epis. 2-10 of an inch. ^ ^ h ^ ^eld, will Services By Churches for Christmas Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley residents will mark the A few areas in , . , ____., start with a seven lesson and sylvania reported accumula- caroI servi Miowed by Ho, tions of up to five inches, with Eucharist at 11:30 Satur. the snowfall ending by midaft- ernoon. In Harrisburg, state employes were dismissed two hours early to make their way home on Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Holdup at Altoona Nets $2,100 in Cash ALTOONA, Pa. man brandishing shotgun held up the McConahy IGA Grocery in Altoona Tuesday and escaped with $2,100 in cash. Police said the man approached a woman clerk in the store and told her to fill a paper bag with money. He fled on foot. They theorized the robber was day.- Christmas morning will be marked by celebrations of the Holy Eucharist at the 8 and 11 a. m. services. There will be no church school that day. There will be Holy Eucharist services at 10 a. m. Monday, Dec. 26, the feast of St. Stephen; at 10 a. m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, the Feast of St. John; and at 8 a. m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, Holy (ap) j � Innocents Day a sawed-off m,.______, The congregation of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church at Karthaus will usher in the holidays with a carol-can-dleiighting service Saturday at 7:30 p. m. Timothy Hoffman, a student in the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, will be in the same man who held up two charge of the service Altoona service stations last At 9 p m Saturday, the weekend and escaped with more - than $300. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Road Equipment Struck by Cars In Area Mishaps Equipment being used to clear the highways of snow and ice ; was involved in two traffic accidents in Clearfield County yesterday and this morning. No one was injured in these collisions nor in another one re-� ported by State Police. At 5:25 p. m. yesterday Albert A; Whitesell, 48, -of LeContes , Mills, was unable to stop when he rounded a curve in Karthaus . Township and saw a road grader ahead of him. His car went into a skid and hit the rear of the grader. The grader, being used to move the snow on the berm, was owned by the Robert Bailey estate and leased to the State Highway Department. It was operated by Jerry.'L.' Smith, 26, of Morrisdale. There was no damage to the ' grader but about $200. damage to the Whitesell car. , ^ This morning at 6:15 o'clock a similar collision occurred;on. Route 119 a little more than?;* mile south of DuBois. ' In this accident a car driven by Alice London,'19, of DuBois, skidded and ran into the-rear of a Highway Department ein- Please Turn to Page'10,,Col. I Classified- Mi :?.:'.. M Phone Clearfield 76S453IV Or Tour Nearest Progma ' Office.