Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 8, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Talking about others and being a gossip is better than talking about yourself and being a bore. Reader's Tip Tonight's editorial 'The Court's Reapportionment' Is on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 32 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, February 8, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Johnson, Viet Leaders Review War Between Scranton, House Democrats... Stage Set for Prolonged Battle Over Pa. Spending By JACK LYNCH HARRISBURG (AP) - The stage was set today for another prolonged battle between Gov. Scranton and House Democrats over general fund spending. Shortly after the Republican governor sent his record high budget of $1,464 billion for fiscal 1966-67 to the legislature Monday, Democrats initiated demands for revision of some of its recommendations for tax cuts. They particularly took issue with Scranton's proposal to lay aside $50 million for school subsidy payments in the 1967-68 fiscal year and with his estimate of a $93.7 million surplus at the end of the current fiscal year June 30. Democrat Martin P. Mullen, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee said there was a "distinct possibility of lowering the state, sales tax from 5 to 4 per cent" if the budget were trimmed and the an-icipatcd surplus re-estimated. House Republicans responded that the governor's proposals and estimates were fiscally �jound and that any effort to spend the $50 million in the coming fiscal year undoubtedly would result in a tax increase in the succeeding year. On the whole, legislative comment was light, possibly because of the lawmakers' preoccupation with the House and Senate reapportionment plans handed down by the State Supreme Court last Friday. Two senators-William G. Ses-ler, D-Erie, and Justin Kirola-nio, D-Northampton - attacked the court in floor speeches for requiring new elections in all 50 Senate districts this year. Both were elected two yeas ago for four year terms. The Senate Republican caucus took the first tentative steps toward trying to enact a legislative plan to supersede the court plan. The court, which took over Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Lawrence Twp. Board Airs Reorganization The Lawrence Township Board of School Directors, in the process of clearing away current business before operation of the schools moves into the reorgan-ized-district phase, met last night in the Plymptonville Elementary School. There was considerable dis cussion, but no action, on the make-up of the Interim Operating Committee and how it affects the Lawrence Township representation on that committee. A group of interested citizens was present to join in this discussion and inquire if the representation . . . two Lawrence Township directors on the nine-man interim Committee . . was satisfactory to the Township directors. The visitors indicated it was not satisfactory to them. In official business, the board approved a contract with the Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors prqvidjtoft s cii4> o 1 crossing guards at the Mill Road - Race Street intersection as a safety measure for youngsters attending the Plymptonville and Third Ward Elementary Schools. The Supervisors are responsible for hiring the guards (two are now on duty). The School Board will assume half the cost of their salaries with the Supervisors paying the other half. The directors also voted to make a payment of $20,000 to Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Man in Warren Jail Is Questioned About Robbery at Clearfield A 24-year-old New York state man who has admitted armed robberies at loan companies at Warren and Erie has been questioned by state police from the Clearfield substation for a possible connection with the robbery of the Budget Plan office at Clearfield Jan. 14. Robert Brightman of Cassa-daga, N. Y., was arrested Saturday, two days after his attempt to rob the Try-M Finance Co. at Warren failed io net him any money. Following his arrest Bright-man also admitted robbing the Erie-Perry Finance Co. at Erie on Jan. 18, but getting less than $100. When Brightman attempted to Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 2 At Philipsburg... Council Parking Discusses Problem PHILIPSBURG - Philipsburg's increasingly critical parking problem, which possibly has driven some prospective shoppers away from the community, was among the major items discussed last night by Borough Council. Members of the new Council were presented a proposal for a 44-car parking lot on Second Street by the Philipsburg Parking Authority. The new lot may help solve the community's parking problem, officials noted. Council �^announced it would undertake a study of the proposal and expressed great interest in getting the problem solved. In addition, Council acted to have parking meters installed at locations near Harpster's Chevrolet garage on Third Street and near the Walker-McDonald Bit Co. Max E. Richards, a member of the parking authority, also presented its annual financial report. It showed a balance on hand of $1,630. There is a $41,-786.80 balance due on notes. During 1965, Mr. Richards reported telephone booth receipts totaled $283.82 and meter collection and fines netted $5,942. Mayor Clifford A. Johnson announced that the January police department receipts turned over to the borough secretary totaled first Woman Seated by Council At Chester Hill CHESTER HILL - Mrs. Hazel C. Taylor, the first woman ever elected to a Council post since the borough was incorporated in 1883, was sworn into office and seated last night at the February meeting. In the absence of Mayor Lee R.- -Ashcroft,T the oath-�of* 'off ice was administered by Council President Joshua G. Harrington. Robert L. Johnson was elect ed borough secretary and will take office at the March 7 meeting. He succeeds W. B. Mc-Feeters who tendered his resignation at the January meeting The new Council president announced the following commit tee appointments for the next biennium. Finance and ordinance-Aden W. Musser, Frederick S. Sny der, Lee R. Ashcroft Jr. Streets and walks - John M. Deliman, Snyder, Taylor. Police and fire - Ashcroft, Maxwell S. . Butterworth, Mus- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Two Cars Damaged In Clearfield Mishap An estimated $100 damage was caused in a collision of two cars last evening on Clearifeld's East Market Street near its in tersection with Second Street. Patrolman Joseph Eggers reported that John E. Walker, 28 of 607 Hannah St., was making a right turn from Second into Market Street. His car was struck by one driv en by Theodore R. Fink, 63, of 24 NW Fourth Ave. Mr. Fink was pulling out from a parking spot near Cowdrick's Drug Store. Each of the cars had about $50 damage, Patrolman Eggers said. Senate Okay For Gl Bill To Be Sought By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Ralph W. Yarborough says he will ask the Senate to approve the House-passed GI benefit bill that would provide housing and educational aid for veterans. The House passed the bill Monday by a 381-0 vote and returned it to the Senate where a more costly version was approved last year. Yarborough, Texas Democrat who steered the measure through the Senate, said the House version will be presented with only one minor change. The change, acceptable to House sponsors, would make certain that the education benefits would be applicable to servicemen who have not completed Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 3 Tentative Budget Is Adopted By Irvona Council IRVONA - A tentative budget amounting to $38,557.57 and a tax rate of 13 mills for general purposes were adopted by Irvona Borough Council at its meeting last night. Breakdown of the budget shows allocations of $12,373.57 for general fund, $22,199 for water and $3,985 for streets. Turning to snow cleanup, Council requested that residents refrain from calling their representatives concerning snow removal. To aid in the clernup, residents are asked to remove automobiles from < the streets. It was also emphasized that private driveways will not be plowed except in an emergency. Residents are also reminded that dogs must be licensed and tied. Council decided to request that the county dog law enforcement officer visit the area Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Unemployment Rate At Nine-Year Low WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's unemployment rate dropped to a nine-year low of 4 per cent in January and Secretary of Labor W. W i 11 a r d Wirtz predicted today it would drop to 3.5 per cent or lower this year. The Labor Department reported the 4 per cent jobless figure - the long-term interim goal set by White House economic advisers four years ago-while Wirtz made his prediction in testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Hyde Firemen Elect Ed Bell, Ted Condon HYDE - Edward Bell has been elected president and Ted Condon fire chief of the Hyde Fire Company. They were named at the recent election of officers, along with: John Winters, vice president; Kenneth Viehdeffer, financial secretary; Herschel Tubbs, recording secretary; Raymond Brown, treasurer; and Harold Michaels, trustee. Philipsburg Union School Board Acts on finances PHILIPSBURG - Philipsburg Union school directors took action on several matters last night during their regular monthly meeting. Bills authorized for payment included amounts of $45 to Don Crain for an order of limestone and $865 balance due Tom Sloth-er loir"clmfracT worfcf completed at the junior high school. The treasurer's report for the general fund showed a ledger balance of $34,451.17. Total cash receipts were listed at $78,419.75 and total expenditures at $43,-968.58. Transferral of $3,973.66 to the cafeteria account was authorized, thus enabling Russell M. Lucas, junior high principal, to pay outstanding bills. William B. Hrenko of the building and grounds committee reported that two deep stairwells leading from the locker rooms to the gymnasium of the junior high school are badly in need of repair. Mr. Hrenko is to contact Mr. Slother and request a definite bid stipulating a specified amount for the plaster repairs and painting. The directors passed a motion Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ......... 8, 7 Hints From Heloise......3 Comics ................. 11 News From Around World 12 Sports ....................6 Obituaries .. ........ 9, 10 Hospital News............1 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .............. 3 Today in History.........2 School News..............2 More on Viet Nam ____5, 7 New Plan To Be Offered DuBois Council by State HARRISBURG (AP)-A stubborn local problem stands in the way of the Scranton Administration fulfilling its pledge of having the entire length of the Keystone Shortway under contract by the time it goes out of office next January. The problem involves a dispute over right of way easements between the state highways department and the Clearfield County city of DuBois. The department's latest offer of $750,000 was turned down last week at a meeting of the DuBois city council, which said the sum was inadequate. The city claims that highway construction would pollute its water supply and it wants a sum sufficient to provide a new filtration plant. It was learned today that attorneys for the department will ask the city to accept a substantial down payment, probably in the neighborhood of $500,000, while negotiations are continued on the balance. Department officials declined Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Wallaceton Boro faces Problem In Water System WALLACETON - A.problem affecting continuation of work on the proposed water system for this community was presented at last night's meeting of Borough Council. Members of the Wallaceton Municipal Authority informed Council that the Harbison-Walker Refractories Co. is holding up the release of water rights to the Authority. Harbison-Walker owns the town's main source of water and refuses to turn over the reservoir unless the company is given the right to set up a strip mining operation in the borough, the Authority said. It was suggested that representatives of Council, the Authority and Harbison - Walker meet to find a solution to the problem. Representing the Municipal Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 63 Reds Killed In Bitter Fight U.S. Paratroopers In Hand-to-Hand Combat With Foe By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Vict Nam (AP) - U.S. paratroopers killed at least 63 Viet Cong in bitter hand-to-hand combat near Tuy Hoa, 240 miles northeast of Saigon, while Australians uncovered a large Communist supply depot in the scrublands 30 miles east of Saigon, U.S. officials reported today. Another 52 or more Communists were killed when South Vietnamese forces struck back with planes, tanks and artillery to beat off an ambush of a government troop convoy in the Mekong Delta southwest of Saigon. But a government spokesman said South Vietnamese casualties were heavy. U.S. jets again crossed the 17th Parallel frontier to pound targets in North Viet Nam and rain millions of propaganda leaflets explaining the resumption of air attacks. A Navy A4 Skyhawk fighter-bomber from the carrier Ticonderoga was shot down by antiaircraft fire 30 miles north of Vinh. The pilot ejected safely but was surrounded and evidently taken prisoner, other airmen reported. Radio Hanoi confirmed his capture. The plane was the seventh reported lost since the 37-day bombing pause ended Jan. 31. In the South, a small U.S. Air Force spotter plane crashed taking off from Cao Lanh air strip 75 miles southwest of Saigon. The American pilot walked away uninjured, but his Vietnamese observer was slightly hurt. Although U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, Division units and Marines gave up hope of catch- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Cooper Supervisors Oppose Exit Name KYLERTOWN - The Cooper Township Supervisors are in opposition to the State Highway Department's name for Exit 21 on the Keystone Shortway. The department had announced last week that the exit near here would be called the Phil ipsburg Interchange. The Supervisors, at a meeting here last night, backed their township planning commission's recommendation that the exit be called the Kylertown Interchange In other matters, a motion was passed to provide $1,250 in serv ices or property to Area 4 of the Community Action (anti-poverty) program. Board Chairman Willis Baum-gardner conducted the meeting. More American Fighting Men Premier's Aim Is By FRANK CORMIER HONOLULU (AP) - President Johnson reviewed military aspects of the Viet Nam war Monday night with Premier Ngyen Cao Ky and other South Vietnamese officials seeking more American fighting men for the conflict. The President scheduled two meetings today with the leaders from Saigon instead of only one as planned earlier. Press secretary Bill D. Movers said the talks were going �o well Johnson wanted fof--�-� "keep the momentum." Moyers did not claim, however, that Johnson and his guests had reached unanimity on all questions. When asked if this were the case, he replied, "I would say there was a great deal of empathy among the participants." Johnson met for more than three hours Monday night with top members of the Saigon delegation. It was at this session that military strategy and tactics were discussed. The participants included Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the U.S. commander in Viet Nam, who hinted Sunday he wants more troops. The mid-Pacific conference was scheduled to wind up today. However, Moyers said he understood there was a possibility the Vietnamese officials might remain in Honolulu until Wednesday. Moyers was asked if any new directions in the war were discussed at the meeting Monday night in Johnson's hotel suite. He said he could not go into that. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 PROUD SCOUTS at Grampian are these eight boys who received their Eagle badges following the second annual brown and green banquet of Troop 11 and Post 11 last night. In front row, from left, are Edward John* son, Boyd London, James Johnston, and Michael Diehl. In second row, flanked by Clearfield District Executive James Hammaker at left and Explorer Advisor Russell Knepp at right, are George Shaffer, Patrick Moore, Edward Danvir and Joel Farwell. (Progress Photo) Council Names Dog Warden At Curwensville CURWENSVILLE - Samuel Graham of Lawrence Township was appointed dog warden of Curwensville Borough at a special meeting of Borough Council last night. The borough will pay him $30 monthly plus 20 gallons of gas to rid the community of the stray dog problem. The primary purpose of last night's meeting, the seventh in as many weeks, was to con sider the purchase of a dozer blade for the grader to speed snow removal. However, because of a number of factors, principally the cost element and delivery time, it was decided to table the matter for reconsideration prior to next winter. Senate To Vote To End Union Shop Filibuster BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate refused today to invoke cloture and shut off the filibuster against the bill to end the right of states to outlaw the union shop. The vote was 51 for cloture and 48 against, or 15 less than the two-thirds needed to impose the debate-limiting rule. The result was a defeat for President Johnson, who urged Congress both last year and in the new session to pass the bill repealing Section 14B of the Taft-Hartley law. The section allows states to forbid labor contracts requiring all workers to join a union or at least pay dues. Grampian Boro Cuts Real Estate Tax by One Mill GRAMPIAN - Grampian Borough Council voted a real estate tax reduction of one mill from nine to eight at a regular meeting last night. Council said it felt the reduction would be feasible because of the one per cent wage tax enacted last year and continued this year. In addition to the millage and wage tax, Council also decided to retain the same per capita tax of $8 on all persons 21 or over. Receipts for the previous month were reported at $563.28 while bills approved for payment totaled $896.20. By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate votes today on an attempt to shut off the union shop filibuster. Foes of the bitterly disputed bill were confident they would win the test, getting about 50 per cent of the vote. It takes a two-thirds vote to invoke cloture - the term for cutting off. debate. Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield, recovering from an attack of flu, planned to leave his hospital bed to be on hand for the vote at 11 a.m. EST. He has been trying to bring the measure before the Senate since Jan. 24, but has been blocked by the filibustering opponents. Mansfield has said that if this effort fails he will file another cloture petition immediately and thus force another vote on the issue Thursday. But if this second attempt also loses, as expected, the bill to repeal section 14B of the Taft-Hartley Act is expected to go down the drain for this Congress. The section allows states to outlaw union shop contracts under which covered employes must join the union. The measure, strongly supported by the AFL-CIO, passed the House last year 221 to 203. President Johnson has endorsed it. The bill's supporters are con- Please Turn to Page 12, Col. Curwensville Retail Merchants To Meet CURWENSVILLE - A reor-ganizational meeting of the Cur* wensville Retail Merchants Association will be held tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. in the borough building. A spokesman said it is extremely important that all Curwensville area businessmen make a special effort to be present. In Ceremony at Grampian ... Eight Scouts Receive Eagle Badges GRAMPIAN - Eight new Eagle scouts were told last night that they had "pointed themselves toward excellence" when they began working on merit badges for scouting's highest award. Vincent N. Borrelli of DuBois, scout executive for the Bucktail Council, and speaker at last night's Court of Honor for Troop 11 and Post 11 here, also told the youths that there is usually only one winner in a race. But, he added, this is one race that ended in an eight-way tie for first place. Mr. Borrelli also explained to an audience of some 200 scouts, their parents and friends in the Grange Hall what it takes to earn the Eagle badge. Then came the highlight of the evening as the boys received, the coveted awards from their mothers and in turn presented their mothers with miniature Eagle pins and corsages. The new Eagle scouts, all members of Post 11 and their parents are: Michael P. Diehl, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Diehl; Edward Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson; Patrick Moore, Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 1 National Campers Plan Convention At State Park COALPORT - Prince Gallit-zin State Park near here will be quite crowded for at least one week next year. From July 9 to 15, 1967, some 25,000 to 30,000 members of the National Campers Association will conduct their national convention there. The members representing from 21 to 25 states, will stage their parade through Altoona on Saturday, July 15, to highlight their conclave by selection of a National Campers queen. Each slate will have a candidate, Selection of Prince Gallitzin- with the decided economic boost it means for the district from tourist dollars - was accomplished through the combined efforts of the Blair and Cambria Counties Tourist Bureaus, according to George Sheehan, Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 3 Mostly cloudy and warmer tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 33 to 40. Sunrise 7:14-Sunset 5s3? Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 5.35 feet (stationary). - Today 7 a. m. - 5.30 feet (falling). 34. Clearfield Weather Monday low 22; High Overnight low 32. 33. Mid - State Airport Monday low 17; High Overnight low 25.