Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 5, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckl* After building a new home these days, many men are housebroke. Reactor1! Tip Clearfield wrestlers rebound .. Page 8. Vol. 60 - No. 30 Our 56th Year Clearfidd, Corwensville, Phiiipsborfl, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, Februarys, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY High Court Acts on Reapportionment House Membership Cut Boundary Lines Changed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has handed down its long-awaited reapportionment decision, reshuffling boundary lines for the General Assembly and reducing House membership from 209 to 203 seats. The historic decision by the court Friday left the size of the Senate unchanged at 50 but ordered all senators to stand for election in November. Half, those in odd-numbered districts, would be elected for only two years, and would run again, for full four-year terms in 1966. The rest would be elected to full terms this year. Pennsylvania's political and legislative leaders generally withheld comment on the reapportionment planf-until they had time to study ] President To Review Course of Viet Nam War By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson flies to Hawaii today to review the course of the Viet Nam war and to step up the flow of American health, education and farm aid to beleaguered Vietnamese villagers. The President announced at a news conference in his office Friday that he will hold three days of talks in Honolulu with South Vietnamese leaders and U. S. diplomatic, and military officials in South Viet Nam. Johnson will be accompanied by four Cabinet officers and other top advisers. His announcement came amid renewed congressional criticism of the administration's Viet Nam policies following the refusa I of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara -f to testify at a future public* Demand Raises Question Hanoi Wants U. S. To Recognize Heads Of Liberation Front By HENRY S. BRADSHER MOSCOW (AP) - Hanoi' demand that the United States recognize the heads of the Com munist National Liberation Front as sole true representa tives of the people of South Viet Nam raises a question: Who are these leaders? They are little known outside areas held by the Viet Cong and perhaps not too well known in those areas. They are more likely to be political facade for the Viet Cong than to be in control of the Viet Cong. The front's Commission for Foreign Relations has published a booklet on its leaders. It was distributed here by the office of the front's Moscow representa tive. The office declined to an swer additional questions but information is available from other sources. The head of the front is Nguy en Huu Tho, 55. Trained in law in France, he practiced in Sal gon. During Ho Chi Minh's war against the French in Indochina, Tho's "courageous defense of members of the resistance brought before the court earned him recognition by his colleagues as an outstanding representative of the Vietnam ese intelligentsia," the booklet says.. Tho was deported from Saigon after leading demonstrations in early 1950. He lived in the north until the 1954 Geneva agreement that ended French rule, then returned to Saigon and was soon jailed for activities against the Ngo Dinh Diem regime. Tho was released in 1961 and has been in the jungles since then. Communist journalists who have met him recently say he is a wispy little man in khaki living in a well-built hideaway Tho's title is president of the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Hints From Heloise .... 12 Comics ................ 11 News From Around World 3 Sports ......... ...... 6, 7 Obituaries .............. 10 Hospital News........9, 12 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News............ 12 Today in History ........ 4 School News ............ 2 Church News ........ 5, 12 -State News Briefs........9 Business Week .......... 9 Partial clear ing and colder tonight with occasional snow flurries over higher ridges. Low tonight zero to 12 above. Sunday partly cloudy and a little warmer. Sunrise 7:18-Sunset 5:35 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 5.40 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.40 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Friday low 20; High 26. Overnight low 20. Mid - State Airport Friday low 13; High 24. Overnight low 11. session of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Among those who will meet with Johnson in Hawaii are South Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Cao Ky, Chief of State Nguyen Van Thieu, U.S. Ambas sador Henry Cabot Lodge and Gen. William C. Westmoreland Accompanying Johnson will be Secretary of State Dean Rusk McNamara, Secretary of Agri culture Orville L. Freeman and Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare John W. Gardner. Johnson said he would remain in Hawaii until Tuesday night, returning here sometime Wednesday. Johnson's inclusion of his wel fare and agriculture secretaries among the conferees assured that civilian as well as military problems of Viet Nam would be considered. It indicated the United States is ready to expand its over-all aid program to help the Vietnamese farmer as well as the military. Some Congres members have been calling the rice paddy workers the forgot ten men of the war. Johnson made it clear, how ever, that the meetings are not going to be the prelude to any Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 3 Flowers Mark ic By T. JEFF WILLIAMS TOKYO (AP) - Flowers bobbed in the ky waters of Tokyo harbor today where a Japanese jet airliner crashed with 133 persons aboard, three minutes away from a safe land ing. The flowers were dropped by relatives who were taken in a small coastal freighter to the site of what appears to be the worst single plane disaster in history. The All-Nippon Airways Boeing 727, with 126 passengers and 7 crew members aboard, slammed into the choppy Tokyo harbor as it banked toward its final approach Friday night. The plane was crowded with Japanese returning from the annual snow festival on Hokkai do, Japan's northernmost island. Most were carrying gaily wrapped souvenirs for family and friends. Eighteen hours after the crash, nearly 100 bodies were still missing. Although it ap peared almost certain no survivors would be found, airline of ficials declined to say all were dead. Previously, the worst single Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 3 Lawrence Twp. Group To Question Selection Of Interim Board Residents of Lawrence Township were reminded today that a regular meeting of the Law rence Township School Board will be held Monday night at 8 o'clock in the Plymptonville Elementary School. The meeting is open to the public. A spokesman for a group of interested parents and tax payers told The Progress that representatives of that group are planning to attend to inquire about the selection of the Interim Operating Committee of the Clearfield Area School District. It is hoped that other persons interested in the operation of the schools and board representation from the seven districts that make up the new district also attend. Decision of the informal citizens' group was spurred following a news story in the Jan. 25 edition of The Progress which stated that, in the opinion of the legal advisor to the Clearfield Borough Board, any appeal in protest the organization of the interim committee must be filed by an individual citizen, or group of citizens, rather than by borough or township local board. Big Allied Operation Shapes Up Army Units, Marines Move in on Reds In Central Plains By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - A giant allied military operation against the Viet Cong in the central coastal plains of South Viet Nam shaped up tonight as the U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, Division committed a second brigade and American Marines on the northern flank started to move south. On the perimeter of a 15 square mile area were two South Vietnamese airborne units and elements of the South Korean marines. The U.S. Marines in the north, a task force of multiple regiment size, has been on the scene as the top end of the nutcracker since an amphibious landing eight days ago. The air cavalry now is operating on division level, a U.S. Army spokesman said. What lies between the slowly converging forces r.ay be as many as four or. five regiments of hard-core Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regulars. The prize is the biggest of the war. The action got under way as President Johnson journeys to Hawaii to meet with Gen. William C. Westmoreland, U.S. commander in Viet Nam and the top leaders of the South Viet Nam military government. The four-day talks starting Sunday at Camp Smith - headquarters of the commander-in-chief Pacific - will include exchanges of ideas with Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu, chief of state, and Air Vice Marshal Nguyen Cao Ky, the .prime minister. The Vietnamese official party of 28, including Mrs. Ky, will fly in an American presidential COMPASSION OF THE WARRIOR - Clutching the hand of a small boy who struggles to touch his wounded father, a 1st Air Cavalry Division soldier shelters the man's weeping wife after the Vietnamese family was caught in bombardment by U. S. forces. The soldiers moved in after the shelling of the Viet Cong-infested area near Bong Son during "Operation Masher," about 300 miles northeast of Saigon. < (AP Wirephoto by radio from Saigon) In South China Sea... Ramey Man's Ship Involved in Collision Two U.S. Navy ships, one of which is commanded by a Clearfield County man, collided Friday night in the South China Sea off Viet Nam. The Navy announced in Pearl Harbor that both ships sustained extensive damage but were proceeding to port under their own-power. The guided missile destroyer Waddell, commanded by Cmdr. Grant J. Walker of Ramey, and the destroyer Brinkley Bass collided at 11:45 p. m. Viet Nam time, while operating with the U. S. 7th Fleet. The Navy said there was only one injury, a sailor aboard the Bass who suffered a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, three sailors were lost today in the crash of a helicopter at .sea which was returning from repair work on the two ships. They were from the fleet oiler U.S.S. Navasota. Names were withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Bass reported damage to her bow and the Waddell reported, .damage to, her starboard side. The Waddell is a 4,500-ton vessel with a crew of 350 officers and enlisted men. The Bass, 3,500 tons, is commanded by Cmdr. Will E. Lessiter of Los Angeles and also has a crew of 350 officers and enlisted men. Both ships are home ported at Los Angeles, Calif. Cmdr. Walker is the son of Mrs. Celia Walker of Ramey. He entered the navy in 1943 in the V-12 program, attending Penri State, Georgia Tech and Columbia University. Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 1 Johnson Assures India of U.S. Help in Famine By SPENCER DAVIS WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson has assured India "America will do more than her part" in helping to blunt the drought and famine that have led to growing riots there. In a gesture of reassurance Friday, the President announced he had ordered stopgap emergency shipments of three million tons of wheat and sorghum within the next three months. This action was announced at an impromptu news conference after the President had received first-hand reports that India's port facilities could handle up to a million tons of grain a month. The report was made by Clarence Eskildsen, an Agriculture Department official who surveyed India's food situation for Agriculture Secretary Orville L. Freeman. Another top-level mission to investigate India's long-range agricultural needs was to leave today. This one is headed by Waiter Farr Jr., South Asia and Middle East administrator for (he Agency for International Development. President Johnson told the news conference he expected to meet soon with India's new prime minister, Indira Gandhi. Mrs, Gandhi is expected to come to the United States in March after a budget session of the Indian Parliament. No official date has been set. Johnson said that this meeting would be aimed at "a further course of action and additional measures we can take to be helpful to our friends, the people of India, and also to talk about Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 5 Area Students Among Top 500 In State Exam Three seniors in Clearfield County high schools were listed among the top 500 young people who took the State Scholarship Tests held throughout the Commonwealth Nov. 4. They are Bonnie Lee Burns, Clearfield High School, first in the county and 178 on the statewide list; Charles W. Hoover, Philipsburg-Osceola High School, 326, statewide, and Deborah Ann DeMott, Central Christian High School, DuBois, placing 415th in the top 500. More than 9,000 students in Pennsylvania's pub- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Two County Women Named to State Posts By GOP Council Two Clearfield County women have been named to important positions in the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women by the state president, Mrs. Nolan P. Benner of Allentown. Mrs. George Thacik of Cur-wensville, recently elected to the position of state recording secretary, has been appointed general chairman of the 1966 state convention of the Pennsylvania GOP women to be held at Har-risburg in November. At the same time Miss Betty Hamilton of Clearfield has been appointed state public relations chairman by Mrs. Benner. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Ten Area Scouts Named Recipients Of Eagle Awards Ten area scouts, eight of them from Grampian, will long remember National Scout Week 1966. They have been approved for scouting's highest rank - the Eagle award - and will be honored this month. Explorer Post 11 at Grampian can boast eight winners of the award. They are Michael P. Diehl, Edward Johnson, Patrick Moore, George A. Shaffer, Joel L. Farwell, Boyd A. London, James W. Johnston -------------------- - - - and Edward B. Danvir. The other two to be honored are Kenneth L. Harman, Cur-wensville Troop 13, and Richard B. Kyler, Clearfield Troop 1. Grampian's Toop 11 and Post 11, which has probably topped some records for having so many scouts earning their Eagle badges at one time, will conduct their second annual brown and green banquet Tuesday at 6:30 p. m. in the grange hall at Grampian. Highlight of the evening, of course, will be the Court of Honor at 8 p. m. when the eight new Eagles plus a host of other scouts will receive awards. Among those taking part in the program will be James Ham-maker of Clearfield R. D. 3, executive for the Clearfield and Moshannon districts of the Buck-tail Council, and Vincent N. Bor-relli of DuBois, council executive. In addition to the Eagle awards, the ceremony will include the presentation of 10 tenderfoot, 11 second class, two first class, two star and one life badges. Special awards will be presented to six boys for swimming Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Leaders Analyze Contents Comment Withheld Until Politicians Can Study Plan HArtRISBURG (AP) - Republican and Democratic party leaders were busy analyzing contents of the State Supreme Court's reapportionment plan today to determine its full political significance. Meanwhile, Gov. Scranton and other top Republicans and Democrats were withholding comment on the plan until they had had a chance to study it. Republican state chairman Craig Truax said: "I can't comment intelligently until we've had time to read the opinion and analyze the new districts." Democratic state chairman John Rice said: "I'm in no position to comment . because I really do not know what is contained in the opinion." Both party leaders noted that Feb. 15 is the opening day for filing nominating petitions for the May primary. In view of this, they said, a detailed study of the opinion would have to be made immediately. The court's majority opinion was handed down in Philadelphia Friday. It established for a 203-member House - a de crease of six members from the current composition - and or dered that all 50 Senate seats go on the ballot this year. House majority leader Joshua Eilberg, D-Pailadelphia, said he had not seen the opinion, but he praised the court for reaching a decision before Feb. 15. The Senate Democratic minority leader, John H. Devlin, was not available for comment Senate majority leader Stanley G. Stroup said he was not too surprised at the order for all 50 senators to run. A bipartisan plan approved Please Turn to Page 3, Col. it. Gov. Scranton had no immediate comment. He had prodded the legislature to reapportion the House and Senate and also to realign congressional districts. The state chairmen of both political parties noted the proximity of the Feb. 15 date for filing nominating petitions and said they would undertake an immediate study of the decision. The court split 5-2 on both the House and Senate plans. Justice Michael Musmanno, a Democrat, dissented on both. He charged the districts were formed "to achieve certain partisan results which certainly fall within the inhibition of invidious discrimination." Community Action Takes Projects Under Advisement Community Action in Clearfield is in action. A meeting of the committee by that name for Area 2 . . . Clearfield Borough, Lawrence, Bradford and Pine Townships . . . was held Thursday night in the office of Community Action for Clearfield County Inc. with enthusiastic discussion of programs that are needed, and feasible, under the Federal Economics Opportunities Act. The meeting was conducted by A. Eugene Miller, elected to the chairmanship two weeks ago by a meeting of residents of the four municipalities. Fred L. Rhoads, executive director of the countywide organization, outlined the procedure for presenting projects for federal approval and funds to implement them. A visiting nurse service, available under the bill, and suggested almost unanimously by representatives of community and county health, welfare and civic organizations at a steering committee meeting last month, was referred to a committee Thursday for study and preliminary outline. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the headquarters office, Second Floor, 315 E. Market St. Each officer and member of the board of directors has been asked to bring two additional persons with them to serve as members of an advisory board. The Feb. 16 meeting will be open to the public. The official committee urges all those persons who wish to participate or have programs to suggest to attend. A complete breakdown on the reapportionment for the House of Representatives was unavailable at press time today, but The Progress was informed the reshuffling included: 74th District will include all of Clearfield County with the exception of DuBois City, and Sandy and Cooper Townships. 77th District will include Philipsburg, State College, and Beliefonte boroughs, Rush and several other townships in Centre County and Cooper Township in Clearfield County There was no additional information available concern-' ing the alignment of DuBois City and Sandy Township. The present representatives are Frank M. O'Neil of DuBois for Clearfield County and Eugene M. Fulmer of State College of Centre County. He was joined in his dissent on the House plan by Justice Samuel Roberts, a Republican, and on the Senate plan by Justice Michael Eagen, a Democrat. There are four Republicans and three Democrats on the' court. The decision was patterned Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Jury Awards SUN in Suit Against PSU The Pennsylvania State Uni versity has been ordered to pay $1,696 to a Lawrence Township engineer whose teaching contract was terminated after the university disapproved of his classroom methods. The engineer, George West-cott Jr., a former employe of Curtiss-Wright, claimed he was dismissed without cause from his position as a teacher of unemployed persons under the Manpower Development Train ing Act. The 27-week teaching contract was terminated by what the uni versity termed "mutual consent" after 15 weeks. Mr. Westcott sued the univer sity for his remaining 12 weeks salary and early last evening a Clearfield County jury returned a verdict in his favor. Mr. Westcott was hired by the university in 1963 to teach engineering subjects to 23 young men, all 19 years of age or over and most of them married, to prepare them to take jobs in the electronics field. The program was part of the university's continuing education program and although the facilities of the DuBois Undergraduate Center were used, it was not a part of the Center's educational program and Mr. Westcott was not a member of the regular teaching staff. The university refuted Mr. Westcott's statement that he had been dismissed. It added, however, that if he were dismissed, it was done "with cause." Administrators of the program testified that they had received numerous complaints from Mr. Westcott's stuednts concerning his conduct of classroom instruction. Three of the students testified in behalf of the university. They claimed Mr. Westcott had no Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 District Has Four Counties Clearfield, Centre Cameron, Clinton Placed in 34th PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Here is the partial text of the Supreime Court's reapportionment of the state Senate Friday: Total number of districts-50; ratio per district-226,387; and total population of common-wealth-11,319,366. The 21st Senatorial District shall consist of all of Butler County and all of Lawrence oCunty. (Total population: 297,-604. The 25th Senatorial District shall consist of all of Venango County, all of Wan-en County, all of Forest County, all of Mc-Kean County and all of Elk County. (Total population: 207,-207) The 34th Senatorial District shall consist of all of Cameron County, all of Centre County, all of Clearfield County and all of Clinton County. (Total population: 205,319) The 41st Senatorial District shall consist of all of Armstrong County, all of Clarion County, all of Indiana County, all of Jefferson County. (Total population: 239,090) The 45th Senatorial District shall consist of the cities of Clairton, Duquesne and McKees-port, the boroughs of Braddock, Dravosburg, East Pittsburgh, Elizabeth, Glassport, Homestead, Liberty, Lincoln, Munhall, North Braddock, Port Vue, Rankin, Versailles, West Elizabeth, West Homestead, West Mifflin and Whitaker and the townships of Elizabeth, Forward and South Versailles, in the county of Allegheny. (Total population: 221,-116) The 47th Senatorial District shall consist of all of Beaver County, and the boroughs of Burgettstown, McDonald and Midway, and the townships of Cross Creek, Hanover, Jefferson, Mt. Pleasant, Robinson and Smith, in the county of "Washington. (Total population: 229,-757) The 49th Senatorial District shall consist of all of Erie county less the city of Corry, the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Arctic Air Mass Spreads Cold To Gulf Coast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An arctic air mass with its core south of Lake Michigan spread freezing temperatures again to the Gulf Coast today. The middle Canadian border region, traditionally the nation's cold spot, was warmer than the South. Cut Bank, Mont., had a reading of 34 above zero an hour after midnight, one degree warmer than Tampa, Fla., where the mercury showed 33. Dickinson, N.D., with 28, was warmer than New Orleans' 26. At 2 a.m. EST, the lowest official reading was 10 below zero Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 8 Proposed Changes Will Go on Ballot HARRISBURG (AP)-W. Stuart Helm, secretary of the Commonwealth, says two proposed constitutional amendments dealing with public officials and the borrowing capacities of local governments will go on the May primary ballot. Helm Friday directed that the amendments be advertised as required by the constitution and placed on the May 17 ballot. One resolution would consolidate a number o' articles relating to public officials into one. The other would increase the borrowing power of local governments.