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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 29, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania China Takes Big Step in Nuclear Blast IV.. intiir n�_____ ^^^^^^ k^H By JOHN RODERICK TOKYO (AP) - Red China's fifth nuclear explosion, apparently its biggest, indicates a big stride toward a hydrogen weapon, Japanese experts said today. There was some speculation the device exploded Wednesday was a small hydrogen bomb, or a reinforced nuclear weapon, Although the official Chinese announcement gave no details of the size1 and type of the device, Japanese newspapers had no doubt it contained thermonuclear material. They noted the Chinese announcement said the test raised China's nuclear knowledge "to a new level." Some predicted a grim new year's present if the test's radioactive cloud drifts over Japan as expected Saturday or Sunday. Snow, which could bring down contaminated particles from the atmosphere, is forecast for much of Japan on New Year's Day. "At an rate, we must pay attention to the fact that real production of a hydrogen bomb (by China) is now imminent and only a matter of time," the newspaper Sankei said. Sankei said Japanese defense agency officials did not believe the blast was a full-fledged hy- drogen bomb because of the yield - estimated by U.S. intelligence at the equivalent of 300,-000 tons (300 kilotons) of TNT. Sankei said Japanese officials believe an H-bomb would have produced a yield near to 1,000 kilotons. But the newspaper As-ahi noted that the United States set off a hydrogen bomb under- ground in Nevada in 1962 in the 100-kiloton range. Another Japanese newspaper, Mainichi, said the fifth test was believed to have increased the amount of thermonuclear material in the Chinese bomb. Conducted in bad weather, the test demonstrated the stepped-up pitch in China's nuclear devel- opment, the newspaper said. It added it will be some time, however, before China is able to reduce a hydrogen.device to a size capable of being delivered by a missile. Most Japanese estimates were based on a study of micro-barometer readings at the Japanese Meteorological Agency. Although the readings were not high, one expert said they did not exclude the possibility the blast could have been a small hydrogen bomb. Official U.S. reaction was scant. The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission said only that th� Chinese test had a yield of "several hundred" kilotons. The Progress Today's Chuckle I.O.U.: a paper wait. An AP News Analysis... Soviet-Chinese Relations Suffer Congressman Says Flatten Hanoi By WILLIAM L. RYAN heavy blow to U.S. imDcrialism ^ ^* � V M ^ � . M M M M M W * Vol. 60 - No. 305 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, December 29, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent China has exploded another nuclear device and thrown yet another bomb into the rubble of Soviet-Chinese relations. As much as any other one factor, atomic weaponry- has contributed liberally to worsening relations between the two Communist giants and may yet be the element which makes the break complete and final. With the latest explosion - Red China's fifth and its third this year - Peking issued a propaganda blast which said the success of these tests "is a heavy blow to U.S. imperialism and Soviet modern revisionism, which have been collaborating in a vain attempt to enforce their nuclear monopoly and sabotage the revolutionary struggles of all oppressed people and oppressed nations." With each Red Chinese explosion Soviet nervousness has increased. This explosion could be enough to push the Kremlin into a more active role in seeking peace in Vietnam, despite avowals from Moscow that the Soviet leaders will take no such initia- Lower Pay Due Starting Next Week Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Near Philipsburg ... Man Seriously Burned in Fire PHILIPSBURG - An elderly man was seriously burned early today when fire of undetermined origin gutted his home on Moshannon Street in nearby Rush Township. Andrew Allen, 64, who lived alone, was reported in "not good" condition at the Philipsburg State General Hospital. Firemen found him lying unconscious on the kitchen floor suffering from body Cold Weather Contest Entries Due Saturday The temperature is going down but the question is: How cold will it get? If you can guess what the burns and smoke inhalation. The blaze was discovered about 4:35 a. ni. by Philipsburg Borough Police Sergeant Mathew F. Gowland who was on a routine patrol. Firemen from both the Reliance and Hope fire companies responded to a general alarm and, with the use of special masks, entered the home to rescue Mr. Allen.  Earlier efforts by neighbors '�urself UP to heat. The Progress is offering prizes Fire Chief Richard Fry was of $15> $10*nd $5 ft0 ,he th,rf continuing an investigation into Pe"�"s "ho1m�st, """f*1,?^ the cause of the blaze today. Predlct the low temPer*ture He said the flames apearcd to burn through the kitchen wall and spread into an upstairs bedroom and on into the attic. Chief Fry theorized that Mr. Alien probably was awakened by the heat or smoke and had tried to escape but was overcome before reaching the outside. Firemen were on the scene nearly two hours in sub-freezing temperatures. Damage was estimated at approximately $2,000. reading along with the exact date and time of day it will occur. Entries must be submitted on a postcard and include the entrant's name, address and telephone number. Mail your entry to Temperature Contest, The Progress Newsroom, Clearfield. Entries are limited to one per person and must be postmarked no later than Saturday, Dec. 31. Broken Rail Derailed Train SANDY RIDGE _ A broken rail has been listed as the cause of the derailment of seven hopper cars of a five-unit diesel Pennsylvania Railroad train here yesterday. No one was injured in the mishap and damage to the coal cars has not been estimated. Osceola Mills Yardmaster George Tingle said that the tracks were cleared for traffic through Sandy Ridge by 8:45 p. m. yesterday. Bad weather conditions delayed the operation. The train, which was hauling 30 hopper cars loaded with coal, was en route from Osceola Mills to Tyrone when the derailment occurred at 1:45 a. m. Closings Start Tomorrow for Holiday Weekend Residents of Clearfield County and the Moshannon Valley will begin the last long weekend of 19f>6 tomorrow. Schools throughout the area, closed since before Christmas, will reopen for classes Tuesday. There will be no edition of The Progress Monday. Stale offices will close at 5 p. m. tomorrow and remain closed until Tuesday at 8:30 a. m. Federal offices will be closed from 5 p. m. tomorrow until 8 a. m. Tuesday. All offices in the Clearfield County Courthouse and Annex will close at 4 p m. tomorrow, reopening Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. The Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Public Library at Clearfield will remain open until 530 p. m. Saturday and reopen Tuesday morning. Post offices at Clearfield, Curwensville and Philipsburg will operate on the regular holiday schedule There will be no Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Tremors Continue To Shake Chile SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -Earth tremors continued to shake northern Chile during the night, and there were warnings of a possible tidal wave if an undersea volcano continued erupting 25 miles off shore. The volcano spit sheets of fire from the ocean bottom Wednesday about the same time that a mighty earthquake rolled across 1,000 miles of the copper-rich coastal area. The quake destroyed much of the old nitrate port of Taltal, where three persons were reported killed so far and two others missing. Dozens were injured and an estimated 4,000 persons were left homeless in the provinces of Antofagasta, Atacama and Tarpaca. Three million persons live in the area. Residents of Taltal, which has a population of 10,000 said huge flames spurted from the ocean depths when the quake struck at 4:18 a.m. Old, one-story struc- By JOSEPH R. COYNE WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government will take a bigger bite of the weekly paycheck beginning next week to help pay for increased Social Security benefits, especially medical care for the elderly. Social Security taxes will climb from this year's 4.2 per cent rate to 4.4 per cent on Jan. 1 and most of the increase will be used in the medicare program. Over-all, the increase will add an extra $1 billion to the Social Security trust funds during 1967 but the most any one persons will have to pay is $290,40, up $13.20 from this year. Of the $13.20 increase, $9.90 will be earmarked for the medical care program and the rest for regular Social Security benefits. And there's more to come in the years ahead. Increases in the Social Security tax rate are already built into law through 1987 and any increased benefits voted by Congress could mean even higher taxes. President Johnson has already made an across-the-board improvement in benefits as a major legislative goal for next year and has the support of both Democratic and Republican leaders.- Next year's bite won't hurt as much as the one last January when not only the tax' rate but the earnings on which it is levied were raised. The first $6,600 in earnings will be subject to the tax next year, the same as this year. But the 1965 tax was based on a rale of 3.625 per cent and earnings of $4,800 for a maximum payment of $174. This rose to $277.20 this year. Of this year's maximum, $23.10 was earmarked for medicare. Next year, $33 of every maximum payment of $290.40 will go for the medical care program. This maximum is paid by both the worker and his employer. CLOUDY Promote Driving Headaches ... Sleet, Snow Pound District Main highways throughout Clearfield County were reported in good condition today following a sleet and snow, storm which hit the district Wednesday night. The storm, part of a major system which touched off a varied pattern of winter weather in widespread sections of the east, left a three-inch - accumulation of new snow. While the storm made travel difficult, it made for perfect skiing conditions at the Black Moshannon ski slope, now in its second year of operation. Kenneth W. Whitehead, slope manager, said the granular snow that fell during the night made conditions unusually excellent. A record crowd of skiers turned out last Monday, Mr. Whitehead said. For a few hours Wednesday night, streets and highways in the Philadelphia area were hazardous because of a glaze of frozen rain. But the temperatures rose and the rain continued, tlie glaze washed away. At 5 a.m., the weather Bureau reported that the temperature was 47 in Philadelphia. The downpour, coupled with slush and snow from last Saturday's storm, caused some minor flooding on streets, The Weather Bureau's early morning state summary said there was snow across northern portions and freezing rain in the central and south central portions. At 5:30 the state police said there wes scattered rain and snow along the--Pennsylvania Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Considerable cloudiness, windy and colder with snow flurries tonight, low 10 to 20. Mostly cloudy and continued cold Friday with snow flurries north portion. Sunrise 7:37-Sunset 4:53 Clearfield Weather Wednesday high 30, low 18, overnight low 30. Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. m. - 5.35 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.35 feet (stationary). Snow cover - 7 inches. Precipitation - .52. Mid-' -State .Airport Wednesday high 22, low zero, overnight low 24. Clearfielder Satisfactory After Crash A Clearfield man is lisiled in satisfactory condition at the Clearfield Hospital where he is being treated for injuries suffered in a two-car collision yesterday afternoon. Hospital attendants said the victim, 21 - year - old Curry Graham of 506 Zimmerman Ave., suffered abrasions and a possible head injury. He was taken to the hospital about 5 p. m. after his car and one operated by Harold Rougeux of Clearfield R. D. 2 collided on Route 879 between ShawvUle and Clearfield. State Police said an investigation of the accident is continuing. They were unable this morning to furnish any information on the cause of the collision. Clearfield Borough police also reported an accident within the borough limits yesterday afternoon. It happened at the intersection of East Market and Water streets and involved cars driven by Edwin R. Kitchen, 25, of Clearfield R. D. 2, and Margaret J. Stephenson, 17, of 211 Race St. Both cars were going west on Market Street, the police said. Miss Stephenson stopped in the line of traffic and her car was struck in the rear by the Kitchen sedan. Mr. Kitchen told police his brakes had failed. Damage to the Stephenson car �was estimated at $175 arid to~tne~" Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 WASHINGTON (AP)-Chairman L. Mendel Rivers, of the House Armed Services Committee says the United States should "flatten Hanoi if necessary (and) let world opinion go fly a kite." His Senate counterpart, Chairman Richard B. Russell of the Armed Services Committee, says "the use of superior force is the only means by which they (the Communists) can be forced to the conference table." Rivers, a South Carolina Democrat, said in a telephone interview Wednesday night from Charleston, S.C., "We should use to the fullest the potential of our great air power" upon North Vietnam. He said the lack of full use of such power "is why these people think we're kidding." He derided reports of civilian casualties in North Vietnam and asked "what about these (American) fliers that have been shot down on these missions of indecision? Nobody seems to be worried about Lhese fellows." Rivers referred to bombings of cities in World War II and said "we were determined to win (now) we're worrying'much more about public opinion than about victory." Russell told an Atlanta dinner audience Wednesday night "you can't fly airplanes three times the size of a house and drop bombs and not kill some civilians. The remarkable thing to me is that, more civilians haven't been killed." He said peace appeals "have failed as yet to elicit the slightest meaningful response from Hanoi. "Neither has Hanoi evinced the slightest interest in entering into negotiations with us for an honorable settlement. "In my view, this continued intransigence leaves us no choice but to inflict greater punishment on the Communists until they halt their aggression." He said that at present, it appears the war "could drag on for years with neither side gaining victory." Russell said he originally opposed U.S. intervention but that now the U.S. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Rosenn Renamed Welfare Secretary HARRISBURG (AP) - Max Rosenn, 56,- a Wilkes - Barre --attorney, was reappointed by  .j D Gov.-elect Raymond P. Shafer InSlde The rrOyreSS Wednesday as secretary of Curwensville wins mat tour- Public Welfare- ney. See Page 10. Rosenn has held the $25,000 a _1 year cabinet post since Febru- Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 ary when he was selected !by Hints From Hcloise .... 16 Gov. Scranlon to replace Arlin Comics............... 15 M. Adams, who resigned. '$& News From Around World 6 He is Shafer's 12th, cabinet Sports .............. 10, 11 appointee. Obituaries ............... 2 Rosenn and his wife, the for- Hospital News .......... 13 mer Tillie Hershkowitz of Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Wilkes - Barre, have two sons, Social News.......... 16 - Keith, a graduate of Yale "Today in History .......'13 taw School, and David, a stu- State News Briefs ...... 14 dent at Standford University Hello World............ 13 Medical School. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 How To Make A Week Shorter Fast results? You bet. This advertiser tells us that she rented this house before her seven-day ad-had even started its second day. She canceled, saved dough. In fact, she said that her Progress ads have never had to run the full time. She always gets fast results. OSCEOLA MILLS: Duplex house, four rooms and bath. Heat and water furnished. Phone 339-6390. 12:14-7db(17) To Buy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765-5535 Or Youi Nearest Progress Offire. Solon To Seek Powell Probe WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Lionel Van Deerlin now says he will ask for a congressional investigation of whether Rep. Adam Clayton Powell should be seated in the new Congress rather than seeking immediately to bar Powell. During such a delay in his seating pending a probe, Powell, a New York Democrat, would be entitled to salary and other congressional privileges but not his vole. . Van Deerlin said he would ask the House speaker to appoint a nine-member committee for an investigation he said might take four to six months. The California Democrat said Wednesday night in a telephone interview that the investigation would give Powell "a chance to purge himself - to relieve his status as a fugitive from justice." Powell has been sentenced in New York to more than a year in jail for contempt of court growing out of his failure to pay a $164,000 libel judgment against him. He has recently been staying in the Bahamas. Blue Cross Hike Will Be Gradual PITTSBURGH (AP) - The president of Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania says a 23.4 rate increase will be gradual, and the association will not reap the full benefits of the hike for about a year. "It will be at least a year before we begin to be back in ai.. kind of financially sound position," said William Ford in an interview Wednesday. "But the losses will not continue indefinitely. Now we have a plug in the bottom of the drain." He said Blue Cross will lose another $1 million this year. Plans call for one - twelfth Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 HOLIDAY FAIRYLAND - Homes along Chestnut Street in Curwensville's South Side are aglow with multi-colored lights and are typical of the many gaily decorated homes through- out the Clearfield County - Moshannon Valley area this time of the year. Most outdoor decorations will be burning through the remainder of the week affording everyone a good opportunity to view some truly outstanding displays. On this particular street, thous-ands of lights were used to create a fairyland effect. (Progress Photo) Year in Review - Part II... Summer Brought News Variety The middle four months of 1966 brought a wide range of news into focus for district residents. Developments in the Y o u n t murder case, the state prize-winning community efforts of the Clearfield Jaycees and Woman's Club, the sentencing of a Curwensville man for voluntary manslaughter,"progress on ^.ans for the technical school and a shopping center, and the open- ing of Clearfield's new swimming pool were among the headline makers in May and June. Early summer was highlighted by Newscaster Paul Harvey's visit in behalf of a successful Clearfield industrial fund drive and by the start of the fifth drought year. Keystone Shortway construction was in full swing again as ribbons of concrete on that interstate highway began to appear across most of Clearfield and Centre counties. But a tragic note rounded out this third of the year with the slaying of a crippled Clearfield man and the arrest of his sister. May 2-Jon E. Yount of Du-Bois pleads not guilty to both murder and rape of Pamela Sue Rimer. Mrs. R. B. Rickard of Philipsburg is named Woman of the Year by the Philipsburg BPW Club. May 6-The Clearfield Borough-Lawrence Township Joint Planning Commission passes a resolution favoring the Crissman site at Mt. Joy as the location for a new Clearfield Airport. May 9 - The Clearfield Area Jaycees walk off with more than their share of prizes at the state Jaycee convention at Allentown including presentation of the highest state award for a local president to Kenneth R. Long. The Clearfield Woman's Club places second in the 5,000 to 15,000 population class in the Central Region in the annual Pennsylvania Better Community Contest. Clear* Please Turn to Page 7, Col. i ;