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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 23, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle ii-i'V's '>:= Ah-example of managed'news: A.wife.waiting until.after idin-.-u V. j r,fner:'.tb ;teUjher husband "about ., , , denting the fender, of- the car. Reader's Tip For the final chapter in 'Santa and the Giant Fighter,' turn to Page 3. ,- Vol. 66 - No. 301 Our 56th Year Clearf ield;'Curwensville,Philipsburg,Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, December 23, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY on Eve of Truce SAYS GOOD WILL HOLDS KEY TO PEACE-Pope Paul VI opens his arms while recording his Christmas speech to the world while seated at his desk in his private library at the Vatican Wednesday. He said he hoped "for a miracle of good will" on all sides to turn the Christmas truce into full-scale negotiations to end the Vietnam war. "Good will holds the key to peace," the Pontiff said. He spoke in Italian. ' ,-\ ; | V (AP Wirephoto (by cable from Rome) on Sea e Air By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON,; South Vietnam (AP) - The Vietnam war erupted today in land, sea and air action on the eve of the two-day Christmas truce. Communist shore batteries bombarded'the damaged U. S. destroyer O'Brien off the North Vietnamese coast, and in the northern part of South Vietnam U. S. Marines -:-:---- reported 110 Communists Pace fd Slacken At Approach Of Season There will be a minimum of activity . throughout Clearfield County and the Moshannon Valley this weekend as residents observe the Christmas holidays. Most stores in the area will begin closing around 5 p. m. tomorrow and remain closed until Tuesday morning. There will be no edition of The Progress Monday. The Shaw Public Library which will close at 5:30 p. m. Saturday will re-open at the regular time Tuesday. Schools throughout the district began closing Dec. 21 and will not re-open until after New Year's Day. Ppst offices at Clearfield, Curwensville and Philipsburg have killed after a five-hour battle. U.S. B52 bombers made two more raids today, one of them in North. Vietnam five miles above the Demilitarized Zone. U.S. fighter-bombers kept up their attacks on both North and South Vietnam. A Viet Cong detachment battled Saigon police for almost two hours tonight on southwestern outskirts about 2Vi miles from the heart of the capital, then broke contact and withdrew. Police sources said the action was limited to an exchange of small-arms fire and grenades. There was no report of casualties on either side. A U.S. spokesman reported the O'Brien came under.heavy shelling from North Vietnamese coastal batteries, this moaning and took two hits on her port side as well as shrapnel damage. The spokesman said casualties on the destroyer were light. It was the first time in the announced the following holiday war that a y s warsmp re Look Official To Ask G"****1" - ii  it . Arrives in Viet (jerman Magazine Not hr Christmas To Print full Version schedule: At Clearfield, there will be no city or rural delivery Monday but special delivery items' and those marked "perishable" will be delivered. Mail will be received and dispatched on a holiday sched- ule, which also applies to street sitions, he said. ceived direct hits from enemy shore batteries. The spokesman said the O'Brien fired 130 rounds from her' five- inch guns at the Communist batteries while A4 Skyhawk jets from the carrier Kitty Hawk also attacked the gun po- HANDSHAKES AND AUTOGRAPHS - Scores of American GIs reach up to shake," his ha.nd and get his autograph yesterday after Evangelist Billy Graham spoke to some 5,000 combat soldiers at the Long Birth headquarters of Field Forse II north of Sa igon in South Vietnam. Wednesday he spoke at'the big air base at Saigon and . visited a hospital there. (AP Wirephoto by radio from Saigon) 'Vietnam - Style'... . By GEORGE ESPER NEW YORK (AP) - An official of Look magazine said today he plans to go ;to West try to dissuade By HUGH A. MULLIGAN SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) - Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York arrived in Vietnam today and saw some of the drama and tragedy of the war. En route to downtown Saigon the magazine Stern from publishing the original version of from Tan Son Nhut airport, the tdok's serialization of the~b�okr,AThe DemlT'of~o President."  It also was announced that Mrs. John F. Kennedy, one of the principals in the book controversy, and .her children, Caroline and John Jr., would leave Monday for a vacation in Antigua in the British West -;- box collections. There will be no window service but the lobby, with accessibility to the stamp vending machine, will be open from 7:30 a. m. until 5 p. m. At Curwensville, the lobby will be open from 9 until 11 a. m. Monday but there will The coastal duel, lasting about 15 minutes, took place 25 miles north-northeast of Dong Hoi. The U.S. spokesman said the O'Brien was four miles offshore in international waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. He said the O'Brien left the scene under her own power, Mansfield Sees Seeds Of Another War in Thailand Indies. They plan to return Jan, 5. Mrs. Kennedy's planned departure is one day before a scheduled hearing on her court suit against William Manchester, author of the book, and Harper & Row, the publishers, seeking to block publication of the book in its present form. Mrs. Kennedy reached an out-of-court settlement with Look Wednesday night after the magazine agreed to make requested deletions and modifica- Rumors Persist On American Motors Merger By CHARLES C. CAIN AP Business News Writer DETROIT (AP)-Rumors persisted today that American tions of passages she considered Motors corp., which has had Please-JFupn-to�Eage-�r-Goi. Entrants in BP0E Leadership Contest Listed at Clearfield cardinal stopped off at. the 3rd Field Hospital just as casualties were being brought in from a fire fight at Nha Be, seven miles south of the city. Several priests who came out to meet him left the official party to administer rites to the ,, wounded. Officials of the Clearfield Because of the activity around BPOE Lodge announced today the hospital, the cardinal did not that five high school students visit in the wards, but chatted have entered its Youth Leader-with a few patients and some of ship Contest, the staff and blessed some ro- Dennis G. Dixon and Sandra saries and religious articles for Lee Barger are the entrants them. from Clearfield Senior High The 77-year-old prelate ar- School. Entering from St. Fran-rived from Thailand on an Air cjs High School were Dorthea : for repairs. With the 48-hour Christmas truce scheduled to start  at 7 a.m. Saturday Saigon time (6 p.m. EST today) U.S. Marines were reported still exchanging fire this afternoon with a Com- For Lie Detector Test AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - Texas _ -.....B.. ------- ----- -------- Atty. Gen. Waggoner Carr Force plane fitted with a bed for rj^ Joan Elian Kinkead and wants state police to arrange him to rest on during the stren Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 too personal. Sections of the serialization reportedly unfavourable to President Johnson will remain. The four-part Look series begins in the issue of Jan. 10. problems in the auto sales market, might be in the market for a merger. The name most frequently mentioned was Litton Indus- Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 4 CLOUDY Negotiations are continuing^??' Inc.' �f JT?* Hllls' __ Calif., a widely diversified electronics firm. AMC's top two men- said "no comment" Thursday when asked about the Litton rumors. Today, AMC President Roy Ab-ernethy said, "The reports have no more status than as a rumor. There is nothing to them." There was no immediate comment from Litton officials. The rumors popped up within hours after AMC released cop; ies of its annual report showing that the firm had used up all but $4 million of a $75-million loan it negotiated with 24 banks. The loans are secured by a mortgage on nearly all American Motors U.S. property and a pledge of the stock of its wholly owned subsidiaries. AMC Board Chairman Robert B. Evans and Abernethy were in a meeting when word of the Cloudy and colder. tonight. Scattered snow flurries, low tonight 8 to 15. Mostly cloudy and colder Saturday with snow flurries. Sunrise 7:35-Sunset 4:48 Clearfield Weather Thursday high 32, low 22, overnight low 23. Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 5.55 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.50 feet (falling). Mid-State Airport , Thursday high 30, low 16, overnight low 16. i Five-Day Forecast Dec. 24-28: Temperatures will average five to nine degrees below normal, with little day-to-day change in temperature. Normal high 34 to 36 and normal low 22. Precipitation will total two-tenths fo four-tenths of an inch melted as light snow or flurries over the weekend and early part of next week. Now You See It, Now You Don't Going, going, gone. That's how it was with the sale of this davenport. Advertiser tells us that she sold it on the first phone call but received many, many calls. Indi-' cates that many, many people are watching The Progress Classified Ads for davenports on sale. Do you have one? Call us today; we'll find a buyer for you. VINYL COVERED DAV-E N P O R T: Persimmon colored. Phone Clearfield 765-7092 after 5:30 P. M. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 To Buy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765-5535 Or Youi Nearest Progress Office. Andrea Miele. Judges for the contest are George A. Scott, editor of The Progress, John K. Reilly Jr., Clearfield County district attorney, and Jack Goodman, operator of the IGA Market at Curwensville. By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield seesi'iri, troubjed Thailand the seeds of another Vietnam-style war. ^ �! i'^';Vv^j.-lV^*'' The early ingredients of the Vietnam war are there, he said. American ''troops- are" presumably headed for a - base being .senMo- help coo**^*ej^ added, and^as was,once the. caSe;jrvVviptnom, 3 for rpnair� >.....- �- - �- �� � �� ;" v '-� ��----' � � �- they are cast as advisers, not combatants. . � "We could very .well have- in prospect .another ..Vietnam," Mansfield said; in-an'; interview;' Thursday. "Our policy in Thailand; seems to be treading the same path. " And in Vietnam itself: "I look; for a long, drawn-out struggle." \ Mansfield said U.S. efforts, at peace have produced "no prog-) ress toward a just settlement"! and the danger of expanded' conflict has increased in the past year. ,, ' u-'l,^. A-' He saw a flicker of hope and a ' step in the right direction in the! request that ,U;N. Secre-i- Allegheny County Commissioner... Blair Gunther, Veteran Texas oHkiai wants GOP Leader, Succumbs Ruby's Wish Fulfilled Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 the lie detector test requested by Jack Ruby. Ruby, 55, has been in a Dallas hospital since Dec. 9 as a cancer patient. He was convicted of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, but the Texas Court of Criminal Ap- PITTSBURGH (AP) - Blair F. Gunther, Allegheny County commissioner and a longtime power in Pennsylvania politics, died early today at his suburban Fox Chapeli Home. Gunther, i63, was the only Republican member of the three-man commission. . , The political leader's brother-in-law, Joseph Salyucci,, US The winning boy and girl will peals reversed the conviction each receive a $50 U. S. Sav. ings Bond and be eligible for entry in the state and national contests. Top prize in the national competition will be a $1,400 bond for each boy and girl winner. The program's aim is the recognition and honoring of the top youth leaders in the community. and ordered a new trial. Oswald was identified by the Warren Commission as President John F. Kennedy's assassin. In a letter to Director Homer Garrison Jr. of the Texas De- said Gunther died of an ap-parerit stroke about 1:55 a. m. Gunther was a past member of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and former prothonotary of the court and was unsuccessr ful candidate for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor this year. In 1959 he lost a bid for the state Supreme Court and in 1938 while serving as a deputy attorney general, was an unsuccess- Turnpike Weather to Gateway on Ohio line Delaware River Bridge: Weather partly cloudy, with light snow in the Donegal and Somerset areas; roadway mostly dry; wet, with some snow-covered spots in Donegal and Somerset areas; cindering; temperatures 17-34. Northeast extension to Scranton Interchange: Weather clear; roadway dry; temperatures 18-28. partment of Public Safety, Carr ful ually, the dangers have in-.f creased," Mansfield said in ar Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 3 | Homeless Boy, 11, , Spared Holiday in Jailf THOMASVILLE, Ga, (AP) -J The spirit of Christmas flooded welfare offices today with tele-( phone calls from throughout the;) . nation offering to help a home-; BLAIR F. GUNTHER iess 11-year-old boy who is'*'in, --:-:---- jail. ��""'"" | " �  i ai m And the child will not spend i Inside The Progress Christmas m jan. 11 Johnson and the Russian Em-! Obituaries ................ 7 bassy."  t- Hospital News .......... 13 Mrs' chastain said the boy'i 7 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 - �>> � Church News ........... 14 Please Turn to Page 7, CoL'S-' In Pennsylvania This Year... effi- biggest year since 1962. It represented about 4,000 more pieces of mail than for the same Thanks to the cooperation of more mail with greater the public, postal employes will ciency than ever before, be saying "Merry Christmas" All three have expressed their this year instead of "Humbug." appreciation to the people of period in 1965 The sorry lot of the postal their areas and have assured stamp sales for the same employe during the Yuletide rush them there will be ho backlog dates showed a similar increase, has been told in story and song, of Christmas mail. in 1955, a total of 134,000 four- But this year his burden was "It is apparent,now that.ev- cent stamps and 85,000 five-cent lightened by people who shopped ery piece of mail that enters }nes were sold. This year 156,- early, mailed early and used the post office by 9 a. m. to- 000 four-centers and 102,000 fivfi- ZIP codes. morrow will be delivered before centers were bought at the post Postmasters at Clearfield, Christmas E v e," Clearfield office Curwensville and Philipsburg Postmaster Jack Lanager said. Thp h|,,pgt rl,v nf lhp rhr-lt.t all report one of their biggest Monday 04,, this week, the .mJfeseb'g0g'V0,dav 0 t is years hut the pattern of early Clearfield Port Office had nan- S"JZ, Vf, e Clearf eld d mailing made it possible for the died -� --� week at bolh Ule Uearfleld nnd post office employes to handle since 312,070 pieces of mail Dec. 1, making it the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 HERE I SO ZOOMING THROUGH THE OZOHE *CAUSE THERE ARE ONLV 1 f>AV�> LEFT TO PlNlSH MY SHOPPIMC5 Shade Gap Manhunt Was Top News Story By JOHN SHEPPARD PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Pennsylvania's biggest news story in 166 was the massive The No. 2 ranking went to the plane crash which took the life of Atty. Gen. Walter E. Alessan-droni as he campaigned as the manhunt around Shade Ga>p for Republican nominee for lieuten-a mysterious sniper who became ant governor, a kidnaper and then a killer. No. 3-a single point behind Member newspaper editors the Alessandroni story-was Mil-arid radio-television station news ton Shapp's upset of the state directovs made it the over- Democratic organization in win-whetming top choice in The As- ning the nomination for gover-sociatect Press .annual poll to se- nor in the May primary, led the slate's top ten stories of Stories were rated in the poll the year, giving it all but eight on the basis of 10 points for first of the first place ballots. place, a point for second, 8 points for third, etc. Each member newspaper and radio-TV station was eligible to cast one ballot. Rounding out the top 10 stories were: 1 (4) the election of Lt. Gov,' Raymond Shafer as governor;-' (5) the death of David Lawrence; (6) wiretap allega'tiohsV against the State Police,\(7X; court- established apportionment! of the state legislature; (8):prit'e Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 6- ;