Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 2, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Today's big shot may be fired tomorrow. Reader's Tip Today is Ground Hog Day. For articles and a picture, turn to Pages 4 and 21. Vol. 60 - No. 27 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, February 2, 1966 '14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY i Area Gets Four Inches of Snow... Third Storm Socks District It was tough going again today in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area. Another major storm - the third within ten days.- socked the district last night renewing hazardous driving conditions heaping more misery on exhausted highway crews. Four inches of new snow fell during the night, raising the total ground cover to 18 inches at Clearfield and more than 20 inches in the higher elevations-All highways in the county were open but one-way traffic existed on some of the secondary roads which had been closed over the weekend by giant drifts. Widening operations were continuing however. Three district school systems remained closed for the third consecutive day. Others resumed classes for the first time since last Friday. Still closed were Purchase Line, Harmony Joint and Glendale. As much as 30 inches of snow has fallen on some parts of the county since Jan. 22. Until then there had been no appreciable fall. The latest storm moved into the area early last evening and for a time forecasters warned that heavy snow would continue through today with possible accumulations of up to a foot. High winds with considerable drifting also was forecast but failed to materialize and the snow tapered off to flurries during the night. "Keep on shoveling" was the discouraging word Wednesday as Pennsylvania struggled to cope with its fourth big snow storm in 11 days. Most of the state had unusually dry weather through December and much of January, but a barrage of storms rocked it, starting Jan. 22nd, quickly followed up with new storms on Jan. 26 and 29. More than 80 per cent of the rural roads and more than half the secondary roads in Central Pennsylvania remained blocked by deep drifts when the latest storm hit. The Weather Bureau said between 2 and 3 inches of new snow fell in southeastern Pennsylvania. The s onw ended between 2 and 3 a. m. and little or no more accumulation was expected today. In western Pennsylvania, the roads that were open were made hazardous by a 2 to 5 inch coating of new snow. The Pennsylvania Turnpike was open and crews were at work salting and cindering new snow cover in most areas. School children found Pennsyl-vania a winter vacation land as still another wave of school closings was announced. But others were not amused. The efforts of some 11,000 State Highway employes and thousands of local workers to keep roads open had already cost more than $10 million before the new storm arrived, and Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 All 253 Seats May Be at Slake in fall... SKEPTIC IN SUNNY FLORIDA - For a two-year-old Floridan, ice is something from the. home freezer, and Donald Pallone, of Jacksonville, is skeptical of the off-tree icicles offered by c. neighbor, Byron Johnson, 10. Ice formed on the mimosa trees in the path of a lawn sprinkler, a method used for reducing frost damage. (AP Wirephoto) Walter Gain Is Victim ... Philipsburg Man Killed in Wreck Walter E. "Bud" Crain, 45, of Hudson, Philipsburg R. D., was killed instantly at about 2 a. m. today when two tractor-trailers collided between Mifflintown and Thompson-town in Juniata County. Crain was heading south on Route 322 with a load of coal for Reading. The Juniata County coroner said an oncoming tractor-trailer crowded the center line and the driver applied his brakes. His rig jackknifed and the rear -fcrashed into the front of the I Crain truck. Nine Indicted By Grand Jury, The February Clearfield County grand jury, at its opening session yesterday, indicted nine defendants, and dismissed charges against-three others. Charges were approved by the jurors in the following cases: Frank Carr, Morrisdale R. D., failure to support a bastard child: Joe Denochick (alias James Richard Kline) West Decatur, fornication and bastardy; Oliver D. McCracken, 211 W. Pine St., Clearfield, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; Willard H. Conrad, Mineral Springs, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension. Lawrence A. Travis, Coalport, operating a motor vehicle without first being licensed; Donald L. Johnson Jr., 313 Knarr St., DuBois, accessory before and after the fact; Donald Calvert, 9 Maloney Rd., DuBois, forgery and cheating by fraudulent pretense; Donald E. Calvert and Donald L. Johnson Jr., sodomy; Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Gerald Keller, a half-brother of the victim, driving another rig for the same destination, was one of the first persons to reach the site. Both were trucking coal for Donald J. Crain (no relation) from the. Elliot Coal Mining Co. Mr. Crain was a son of Mrs. Franfes (Wallace) Keller and the late Samuel Crain. He was Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise .... 18 Comics ................. 23 News From Around World 10 Sports ............... 16, 17 Obituaries................2 Hospital News........7, 21 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ..........3, 24 Today in History........ 4 School News .......... 2, 5 Weather News .......... 10 State News Briefs ....... 3 Food Tasters........... 14 Court Reapportionment Plan Expected Soon HARRISBURG (AP) - The House of Representatives would have 203 seats and all 50 Senate seats would be up for election in November under a legislative reapportionment plan reportedly drawn up by the State Supreme Court. The report came from authoritative sources who declined to be identified. They soid formal announcement of the plan was imminent. Patrick Bolsinger, Supreme Court prothonotary, said, "They have been working vigorously on it for quite awhile. I would "think you could expect it anytime now." The court has had the thorny problem of reapportionment in its hands since mid-October, after the politically divided legislature failed to agree on plan. The court in September 1964 mandated reapportionment of Pennsylvania's General Assembly on a one man, one vote principle set down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The details of the new court plan were not known at this point. However, sources said all legislative seats were drawn to within 15 per cent of the population variance of 56,597 for House districts and 226,387 for Senate districts. A 203-member House would be a reduction of six seats from the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 2 New Riverside Departments At Clearfield Open Riverside Market at Clearfield is holding a grand opening for its all new in-store bakery and delicatessen. The new departments were built into an additional part of the market on Old Town Road. The renovation project also included extensive remodeling throughout the store with the grocery, meat and dairy departments being enlarged. The firm installed new shelving and display cases and has added a modern health and beauty aids department. But the big additions are the Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 5 | Six in County. Shortway Interchange Names Are Announced The Keystone Shortway Association announced today that the State Highway Department has listed the interchange signs to be placed along Interstate Route 80, the Keystone Shortway. The six interchanges in Clearfield County will be marked as follows: . -- -Exit 16, DuBois, Route 219. Exit 17, Sabula, Route 255 -Exit 18, Otocsin, Route 153. -Exit 19, Clearfield, Route 879. -Exit 20, Woodland, Route 970 -Exit 21, Philipsburg, Route 53. In Centre County, the interchanges will be:. -Exit 22, Snow Shoe, Route 144. -Exit 23, Milesburg, Route 220. -Exit 24, Bellefonte, Route 26. In Jefferson County, they will be: Exit 12, Corsica, Route 949. -Exit 13, Brookvilie, Route 36 -Exit 14, Hazen, Route 28. -Exit 15, Reynoldsville, Route 310. The interchanges will start at the Ohio border with IS at West Middlesex and IN at Sharon continuing with 2, 3 and so forth >to 53 at the Delaware Water Gap on the New Jersey border. With other duplicate numbers Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Defeat of Proposal Considered Certain... first Civil Case Involves Suit In Road Mishap The first case to be tried during the February Clearfield Court term opened yesterday afternoon after the selection of jurors for the term's civil cases had been completed. The first case to go before a jury is the result of a traffic accident last March in which a 25-year-old Weedville R. D. 2 widow, Mrs. Darlene Seduski, was injured. Mrs. Seduski, the driver of one of the two cars involved, is suing the other driver, James E. Landes Sr. of Hamburg, N. Y., for damages to her car and for personal injuries. The accident happened at 11 a. m. March 4, at the intersection of Routes 153 and 255 at Penfieid, Mrs. Seduski, as the first witness in the case, testified that at the time of the accident she and her pre-school age daughter were en route to the home of Mrs. Seduski's parents near Kit-tanning. She said that she was traveling on Route 255 and as she came to the intersection of Route 153 she saw Mr. Landes pull out from the stop sign. His car struck the rear of her car and the impact forced the Seduski car to go out of control and hit a tree and a parked car. Mrs. Seduski was thrown from the car and suffered a broken collarbone and a concussion. u. s. Case May Put Before U. Viet Nam N. Council By WILLIAM N. OATIS UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) - The United States may succeed in putting its Viet Nam case before the Security Council today, but an American proposal that the council sponsor peace negotiations appeared doomed. Jordan held the answer to whether the 15-nation council would debate the issue at all. By Tuesday night the United States had mustered only eight of the nine affirma-----ftive votes required to place*- Operation Masher Claims Lives Of 1,000 RedsinViet By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Communist losses were reckoned today at more than 1,-100 killed or captured in Operation Masher, the big Allied drive in the central coastal plains, U.S. military spokesmen reported. They called it one of the bloodiest fights of the Vietnamese war. U.S. fighter-bombers continued the renewed air war against North Viet Nam for the third consecutive day, hitting mainly at bridges, railroad tracks, truck convoys and storage areas. Bad weather again hampered assessment of damage. Jets from 7th Fleet carriers flew 20 combat missions and Air Force planes hit Ben Thuy, the port on the South China Sea for the city of Vinh, 160 miles south of Hanoi, for the second day in a row, spokesmen said. U.S. air cavalrymen, South Vietnamese paratroopers and South Koreans carried Operation Masher into the ninth day in a 13-mile-square battleground Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 the issue on the agenda Waieed Sadi of Jordan asked the council to postpone decision on the debate until today so his government could instruct him whether to support the U.S. request for debate on its proposal that the council sponsor preparatory talks to set up a Viet Nam peace conference. Even if the proposal goes up for debate, opposition led by the Soviet Union and France virtually killed any chance of the United States getting the council to take a hand in a Viet Nam peace settlement. The big-power veto does not apply to procedural questions such as putting items on the agenda. But it does apply to substantive proposals such as setting up a peace parley. About all the United States can hope for is a chance to air its peace efforts before the council and try to lay the blame for failure of those efforts at the door of the Communists. U.S. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg has introduced a resolution calling on the council to arrange discussions with interested governments on holding a conference that could lead to peace" in Viet Nam and all Southeast Asia. Soviet reaction to Goldberg's opening appeal Tuesday made Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 $524 Million For Health, Education Programs Asked WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson asked Congress today to authorize $524 million for expanded programs to promote education and health on a global scale. He challenged "all nations, friend and foe alike, to join this battle." In the education field, the President called for strengthened international cooperation to promote learning, expanded exchanges of students and teachers and concrete steps to build and staff schools abroad, One innovation would be a Peace Corps-in-reverse, with 5,000 volunteers from other countries to be enlisted to teach in the United States and serve in community programs alongside the American volunteers of the antipoverty program. As for health, Johnson proposed creation of an international career service in health fields - including the assignment of health experts to diplomatic missions. And he called for training more manpower to Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Mayor Giarth Challenges Businessmen CURWENSVILLE' - Mayor Ralph D. Giarth has challenged businessmen of the community to work to improve the business climate and suggested a number of ways in which it might be done. In a hard-hitting talk before the Rotary Club last night, Mayor Giarth said first they must find out what the customer's needs and desires are and then make an effort to give it to him. If this can't be done the mayor proposed a movement to attract "a large nationally-known firm" that will build or lease a building for a modern shopping center. "This cannot and will not harm the business here," he declared. "On the contrary it will serve to attract new business and help instill new life into what we already have." Mayor Giarth also asserted that the community is in need of a large restaurant capable of accommodating sizeable gatherings. "I concede that we do have good eating places ... but they Countian fights Weather As Good Citizen DUBOIS - Frank Cain of DuBois R. D. 2 takes his duties as a good citizen seriously. Cain was called as a February grand juror and told to report for duty Monday morning. When the severe snow storm struck over the weekend he was practically snowbound in his rural home and realized it would be impossible for him to get to court. Without telephone service at his home he walked 2V* miles through deep snow drifts and in defiance of sub-zero temperatures and galelike winds to get to the nearest phone and notify the court he couldn't make it. "His teeth were really chattering when I talked to him on the phone," Judge John A. Cherry remarked. "A man like that deserves special recognition. Not everyone would be as conscientious about his responsibilities as a citizen." Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Curwensville Woman, Five Children Need Variety of Clothing The Clearfield Chapter, American Red Cross, has been asked to appeal for clothing for victims of a Curwensville fire last Saturday. Mrs. Betty Rowles, Red Cross office secretary, told The Progress that the clothing is needed for Mrs. Pamela Howe and her five children, left homeless by the blaze that destroyed an apartment house in which they lived. Sizes are as follows: Mrs. Howe, size 12 dress, shoes and size 36 blouse. The children, aged 7 to l'/i years, can use: 7-year-old boy, size 8 shirt and trousers; 6-year-old boy, size 7 shirt and trousers; 4-year-old girl, size 5 in dresses, pullover shirts, leotards or jeans; 2'/2-year-old boy, size 4 in shirts, Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Ten Countians Drafted Into U. S. Army Ten Clearfield countians were drafted into the U. S. Army on Jan. 24, Local Board No. 48 of Clearfield announced yesterday. The draftees include two volunteers - Frank D. Nelson and Richard M. Zapsky. Others are David W. McCracken, Leon R. Sheeder Jr., James D. Mignot, Bernard J. Misiura, John A. Dalton, Robert A. Washell, Albert P. Coulter Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Adverse Weather Takes Activity Toll Adverse weather conditions are still taking ttyeir toll of district activities. Cancellations tonight include the games party at the Holy Trinity Church at Ramey and the drill at the Curwensville Naval Reserve Training Center. The Presbyterian Church supper scheduled for tomorrow in the Irvona Church has been postponed and will be rescheduled later. The Mt. Joy Grange meeting set for tomorrow night has been Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Worst Storm In 50 Years Takes 145 Lives By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The worst snowstorm in nearly 50 .years pounded into sections of Ohio and West Virginia after weaving a snow-strewn path across Kentucky from the Plains. Deaths attributable to the severe weather across the nation the last few days reached 145, including 47 persons who died in fires and heating accidents. Another 33 perished from exposure to the cold. The others died in traffic accidents on slick roads and from heart attacks caused --by overexertion. m�m a| | The storm dumped more than Punxsy Phil Sees His Shadow PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP)- Punxsutawney Phil, the world's oldest and reputedly the only true weather-predicting groundhog, forecast today six more weeks of winter. No words of explanation were necessary as gallant little Phil, instinctively interrupting his hibernation, crept out of his home atop snow-covered Gobbler's Knob and saw his shadow at sunrise (7:29 a.m.). Members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, gathered for the annual rite, recorded the presence of the shadow with solemnity, mentally acknowledging that this meant six more weeks of winter. Had Phil appeared without his shadow, the club's membership would dutifully have told the world that spring had sprung, but not without a tone of surprise. They can't honestly re- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Madera Fire Company Ambulance To Be On Houtzdale Display MADERA - The Madera Volunteer Fire Company will give residents of the Houtzdale area a chance to view its new ambulance Friday and Saturday. The 1966 Cadillac will be on display "through the generosity of the Jacob George Garage at Houtzdale," the company announced today. The $14,000 ambulance will be parked in the George Garage showroom both days. The George firm will serve coffee and donuts to persons who come to see the vehicle. Donations to the fire company will also be accepted in the showroom or can be mailed to the fire company or to its secretary, Joseph Capitos, Box 206, Madera. The company said that its current ambulance membership drive is still open. Cost is $2.50 per family for service within a 25-mile radius. The cost to non-members per trip is $12.50. The new ambulance will be in service soon. The company also operates another ambulance to provide extra service. Goddard Among Speakers At Ski Slope Event PHILIPSBURG - Conditions for skiing are near excellent, Manager Kenneth W. Whitehead announced today as he proceeded with preparations for the public dedication of the Black Moshannon state ski slopes on Saturday. Dr. Maurice K. Goddard, secretary of the Department of Forests and Waters, A. J. Caruso, director of the General State Authority, and Ray Oweiler, landscape engineer for Pennsylvania State Parks, will be the speakers at Saturday's formal dedication ceremony set for 1:30 p. m. The officials, including State Senator Daniel A. Bailey and Assemblyman Eugene M. Ful-mer, will be hosted by the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon at Mid-State Airport immediately preceding the ceremony. A parking area will be cleared adjacent to Black Moshannon Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Teachers Bonus Payment Made In County HARRISBURG - Governor William W. Scranton announced today that $16,901,991 - the first of the two equal payments of the 1965 teachers' "bonus" - were made to Pennsylvania's school districts yesterday, Included in the payments is a total of $187,370.48 to the following school districts in Clearfield County: Bigler Township, $3,747.40; Boggs Township, $3,681.60; Bradford Township, $7,547.93; Brisbin Boro, $784.17; Burnside Township, $3,007.46; Cherry Tree, $946.56; Chester Hill Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Glendale Directors OK Football Schedule, Addition of Baseball COALPORT - Sports activities were given priority at last night's meeting of the Glendale School Board as directors approved the football schedule for the 1966 season and decided to include baseball in the inter-scholastic program this year. Mrs. Martha Verbeck of Philipsburg was selected for the position of home economics teacher and other routine business was handled. Seven directors attended the meeting as well as Calvin B. Stine, acting supervising principal; John F. Smith, assistant supervising principal; Paul W. Winslow, junior high principal; and Mrs. Ruth Beals, secretary. 12 inches of snow along the Ohio River to southwestern Illinois. Heavy-snow warnings were posted for most of the Ohio Valley and central Appalachian area. The storm struck southern Ohio with a fury Tuesday, jammed traffic, closed schools and stranded workers. The snow fell at the rate of 2 to 3 inches an hour part of the day. The Weather Bureau said 13 inches of snow covered Cincinnati, including 10 inches which fell Tuesday. Cincinnati stores closed in midafternoon. The University of Cincinnati suspended classes and many southern Ohio schools were shut down early. Major hotels were jammed by midafternoon by workers who couldn't get home. Basketball games and meetings were canceled. A 40-mile-per-hour speed limit was posted on the Ohio Turnpike from Fremont-Port Clinton to the Pennsylvania line. The snow ranged from 4 to 12 inches in southern Illinois, southern Indiana and southern Ohio, and in parts of eastern Missouri and most of northern Kentucky. At Louisville, Ky., and at Belleville, 111., across the river from St. Louis, snow measured 12 inches; Dayton, Ohio, counted 10 inches, Evansville, Ind., 9 inches, and Indianapolis S. Snow, sleet and freezing rain covered a large section of Kentucky and parts of eastern Ten- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Mostly cloudy with a few snow flurries and colder tonight, low 8 to 15. Partly cloudy and little temperature change Thursday. Sunrise 7:21-Sunset 5:31 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. in. - 5.60 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.60 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 12; High 25. Overnight low 22. Precipitation .20 inches. New snow accumulation 4 inches. Total ground cover 18 inches. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 9; High 23. Overnight low 17. Five - Day Forecast Feb. 3-7: Temperatures will average eight to 12 degrees below the daily normal highs of 33 and 37 and lows of 19 to 20. It will be colder Thunday, a little warmer Friday, then colder over the weekend. Precipitation is expected to total one-half inch to one inch melted, occurring mainly as snow Friday or Saturday and flurries Sunday and Monday.