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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 9, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle A budget is something that allows you to live within your means and without almost everything else. The Progress Reader's Tip For more on Gov, Scranton's budget, turn to Page 14. Vol. 60 - No. 33 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, February 9, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Johnson Confident We Shall Prevail WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson returned today from the Honolulu conference confident "we shall prevail" in the battle against aggression in Viet Nam. He says he will meet again with South Vietnamese leaders "within the next few months." Declaring he felt "refreshed and confident" from his talks with top Vietnamese officials, Johnson said in a statement during a Los Angeles stopover Tuesday night that they know social and political progress "cannot wait until the guns grow silent and terrorism stops." During his 105-minute Los Angeles stop, Johnson conferred v/ith Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, then wished him Godspeed on a mission to Saigon to spur the political, economic and social programs outlined at Honolulu. Johnson then headed back to Washington in the presidential jet which had carried him to Hawaii last Saturday. Within two minutes of the President's takeoff Humphrey �f? across the Pacific on his way to Honolulu to join the South Vietnamese leaders for the trip to Saigon. The vice president also plans to visit some additional Asian capitals. Johnson's jet landed at nearby Andrews Air Force base at 5:22 a.m. (EST). The President- switched to a helicopter for the hop to the White House, touching down on the south lawn 6 minutes later. Earlier Tuesday, Johnson and the Vietnamese chiefs ended three days of what they called "the most intense and friendly discussion." In a "Declaration of Honolulu," they vowed to fight aggression, meet the hopes of the people of South Viet Nam and press the search for lasting peace. Although the communique emphasized the nonmilitary programs for economic and social improvement, South Viet Nam's leaders made it plain in a news conference that they favored stepped-up air operations against the chief North Vietnamese port of Haiphong and other industrial targets. Chief of State Nguyen Van Thieu said he would be unwilling to sit down at a conference table with representatives of the National Liberation Front, the political arm of the Viet Cong guerrillas. U. S. officials ,have said NLF representation would not be a roadblock to the start of negotiations. The 10-point communique said in the only paragraph devoted to military matters that "there was a full discussion of the- military situation and of military plans and programs" and added without elaboration: "The leaders of the two gov- ernments reached full agreement on a policy of growing military effectiveness and of still closer cooperation between the military forces of Viet Nam and those of the United States." The other nine points as well as the bulk of declarations by the U. S. and Vietnamese governments were devoted to what was summed up in "the common commitment" as a renewed pledge "to the work of social revolution, the goal of free self-government, the attack on hunger, ignorance and disease, and the unending quest for peace." The Vietnamese leaders, in a statement, pledged dedication "to the eradication of social in- justice among our people" and continued: "We must bring about a true social revolution and construct a modern society in which every man can know that he has a future; that he has respect and dignity; that he has the opportunity for himself and for his children to live in an environment where all is not disappointment, despair and dejection; that the opportunities exist for the full expression of his talents and his hopes." Premier Nguyen Cao Ky, at the earlier news conference, referred to 1967 as "the year we will have free elections" and also when "we will eliminate Architect Seeks Fees For Plans Clearfield Court Hears Testimony On Clear Haven Design A Harrisburg architect was continuing his legal battle in the Clearfield County courts today in an attempt to prove that the county owes him fees for designing plans for an addition to Clear Haven. The plans drawn up by the plaintiff, S. Joseph Natoli, a former Clearfield resident, were never used for actual construction. When a new Board of Commissioners went into office, it was decided to build a separate building at Clear Haven rather than add two additional wings to the old building as Natoli's plans called for. The architect claims that he was never adequately paid for his services and brought suit against the county through the County Commissioners. His plans were drawn up in Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 w Bloodmobile Collects 40 Pints in Tuesday, Visit at Morritctaie MORRISDALE - The Red Cross blood bank is 40 pints richer today as the result of the Bloodmobile visit here yesterday. James W. Weaver, donor recruitment chairman, pointed out that less than 50 per cent of the 85-pint goal had been achieved. '! He announced that 80 persons had promised to give blood but only 45 showed up at the blood center in the St. Agnes social center. There were seven walk-in donors and 12 rejections. Fourteen pints were given as replacements for. Mabel Potts, Iana Baxter and Douglas Soncs. James Nichols, a four-gallon Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 SPREADING THE STORY - Gov. William W. Scranton gets first-hand details on the story of "Clearfield Did It" from the Clearfield Area Industrial Fund Executive Committee at a meeting at Harrisburg Monday. From left are Harrjs G. Breth, Launce E. Soult Sr., Gov. Scranton, S. K. Williams and Robert B. Myers. The four men told the governor that the campaign for $250,000 for industrial development has now topped $260,000 in pledges. A brochure telling the "Clearfield Did It" story is being printed and the original copy of the story was presented to the governor as an example of what one town did to lick unemployment. State figures show that the Clearfield area had an unemployment percentage of 15.4 on March 15, 1961. Now, almost five years later, that figure is down under 5 per cent.....�,. , ...... Henry Peteuil Sr., Retired Clearfield Businessman, Dies Henry Peteuil Sr., a retired Clearfield businessman, died this morning at Miami, Fla. Mr. Peteuil, who had been in ill health for some time, owned and operated Peteuil's Market in East End for a number of years. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. County Selected for Inclusion In Land Program Clearfield County has been designated as one of 16 counties in Pennsylvania for inclusion in the Appalachian Land Stabilization and Conservation Program. Sign-up for this program will begin Feb. 14. James H.- Bonsall, chairman of the Clearfield County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation committee, said that the purpose of this program is to promote economic growth of the Appalachian area by: (1) Promoting conservation and development of soil, water, forest, wildlife, recreation and scenic resources; (2) Encouraging and assisting eligible landowners in developing resources to increase income; (3) Encouraging farmers to participate in educational programs designed to make them more aware of the value of good farm management. Under this program, Mr. Bonsall said, the federal government will share with eligible farmers approximately 80 per Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 They Have $15 Billion To Spend... Teen-Agers Become Darlings of Businessmen By SALLY RYAN AP Business News Writer A youth quake is shaking American business with granny dresses, folk-rock records, transistor radios and smell-alike steadies. With a collective $15 billion a year to spend, the nation's 24 million teen-agers have become the long-haired darlings of businessmen looking for a big market now and more later when the young people begin setting up homes �fof their own. From Miami, Fla,, to Belling-ham, Wash., from Bangor, Maine, to San Diego, Calif., teen-agers dress alike and dance alike. They also buy alike - with a difference. Damage Totals $900 In Two Accidents SANDY RIDGE - Two highway accidents occurred yesterday in this area resulting in damages totalling $900. There were no injuries. State Trooper Thomas Babich reported that a tire blew out on a car driven by A. H, Letz-ler, 18, of Houtzdale, on Route 350, three miles south of here at 3:30 p. m. The car went out of control, and struck and broke Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Their money doesn't go for rent and taxes, but for snacks, clothes, records, cars, cosmetics, dates, movies, contact lenses, guitars, skindiving equipment and a thousand other items. "Clothes - that's where all my money goes," says Audrey Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Curwensville Scout Gets Eagle Badge CURWENSVILLE-For Kenneth H a r m a n Feb. 8, 1966, will go down as one or the most unforgettable dates of his life- the date on which he received Boy Scouting's highest honor. Kenneth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cortez Harm an of High Street, Curwensville, was bestowed the coveted Eagle Scout badge at a Court of Honor last night in the Park Hotel, He is believed to be the first Curwensville Boy Scout ever to attain this distinction. The ceremony, held in conjunction with the Curwensville Rotary Club's weekly dinner meeting, included the presentation of awards to four other members of Boy Scout Troop 13. But the spotlight shone brightest on a young man who was hailed by his scoutmaster, Curtis E. Horton, as the "epitome of a Boy Scout." Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 ANOTHER EAGLE SCOUT - Kenneth Harmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Corter Harmon of Curwensville, hos Eagle badge affixed by his father as Curtis Horton, scoutmaster of Troop 13, looks on. Kenneth, who was elevated to Scouting's highest rank at a Court of Honor last night, became the ninth young recipient of the honor in two days. Eight Grampian Scouts got their Eagle badges the night before. Morris Board Will Establish Planning Group ALLPORT - The Morris Township Supervisors, meeting here Monday night, voted to establish a planning commission and to join in an area clean-up program with surrounding municipalities. Nelson G. Parks, executive director of the Clearfield County Planning Commission explained to Supervisors James Amato, Clyde Williams and William Sag-gese the necessity of establishing a planning unit. He explained advantages to the township and its residents and outlined the procedure to establish such a unit. He stated that an ordinance would have to be prepared, adopted and advertised. Five township resi- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Mostly cloudy with scattered showers tonight and Thursday. Continued warm today through Thursday. Low tonight 35 to 44. Sunrise 7:13-Sunset 5:40 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 5.30 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.25 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 30; High 45. 39. Overnight low 27. Mid  State Airport Tuesday low 30; High Overnight low 30. Five - Day Forecast Feb. 10-14: Temperatures will average ten to 15 degrees above normal. Normal highs are 34 to 37, normal lows 18 to 20. A continuing warming trend until about the first of next week, then turning cooler. Showers over the J weekend will average around one-half inch. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Heloisc ...... 8 Comics ................. 23 ,News From Around World 2 Sports ............... 16, 17 Obituaries................ 2 Hospital News ...... 12, 21 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .... 3, 8. 12, 24 Today in History ........ 4 State News Briefs ...... 12 More on Viet Nam .. 10, 21 Area Servicemen .. 5, 6, 18 Meet Labor Mediator ... 18 Bernhol dt Resigns AsCleariield YMCA Secretary The resignation of Paul Bern-holdt as general secretary of the Clearfield YMCA effective March 1 was announced today by David G. Gallahcr, YMCA president. Mr. Bernholdt has accepted a position on the staff of Rotary International at Evanston, 111., where his duties will consist of advising District Governors and Rotary Clubs in the United States, Canada and Bermuda Before coming to Clearfield, July 15, 1964, he had been youth work secretary of the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA in Maine from 1958. A graduate of Bates College, he has done graduate work at Springfield College and Boston University. In a comment made to The Progress thu morning, Mr Bernholdt said: "Although my new position presents a terrific opportunity for me, I cannot help but feel some regret in leaving Clearifeld. I have had the pleas ure of meeting and working with some very fine and wonderful the influence of the Communists in South Viet Nam." The United Slates, for its part, pledged to fight aggression, to support "the principles of the self-determination of peoples and of government by consent of the governed," to work to stamp out hunger, ignorance and disease and stressed that "no path to peace shall be unexplored." Among the points in the communique section were these: -The two governments will "take further concrete steps to combat inflation." -High priority will be given to an "intensified program of rural construction." -Efforts will be stepped up to bring agricultural knowhow "to the farmer in the fields" and for "more rapid land reform." -"Programs in health and education would be intensified." Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 To Implement Reforms... Vice President Heads for Saigon By FRED S. HOFFMAN HONOLULU (AP) - Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey headed for Saigon today to press for vigorous action on President Johnson's demands for political, economic and social progress for warring South Viet Nam. After a hurried airport conference with the President in Los Angeles Tuesday night Humphrey flew to Honolulu for a six-hour stopover before continuing on across the Pacific. 4--- Flying from Honolulu with | �, � � Clearfield man Leaves for Duty In S. Viet Nam Humphrey were South Viet Nam's current top leaders, who gave abundant evidence Tuesday that they want a tougher war against Communist North Viet Nam along with the programs to better the life of the peasants. The vice president is on a 10-or 12-day mission that also will take him to about five other Asian nations. Officials here said they did not know Humphrey's next stop after South Viet Nam. Sources in Washington said Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 General Motors In Major Move In Auto Safety By CHARLES C. CAIN DETROIT (AP)-rGeneral Motors made a major move in the auto safety field today when it announced that two safety features, a collapsible steering column and dual brakes, would be standard equipment on all its 1967 model passenger cars. GM gave no indication whether the cost of the items would be reflected in increased prices for its cars. Traditionally, auto firms do not disclose new car prices until model announcement time. GM President James M. Roche said, "In the event of a severe front-end collision, the steering column on 1967 GM cars will 'collapse', or shorten B-C-I Area Plans Anti-Poverty Steps After Rhoads' Talk COALPORT - A group of 35 persons from the B-C-I area heard an explanation of the anti-poverty program here last night from Director Fred L. Rhoads and his assistant, Stanley Crum, of Community' Action in Clearfield County Inc. Among those attending were Coalport and Irvona borough officials, representatives of local clubs and organizations and a number of interested citizens. The Rev. J. Robert Singleton, president of the B-C-I Industrial Development Association, was named chairman of an advisory group and the Rev. Edward Murray was named secretary. The group will explore possible anti-poverty programs, investigate the needs of the area and, as an Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Delinquent Account Payments Up, Says Curwensville Group CURWENSVILLE - The Curwensville Municipal Authority reported yesterday that payments of delinquent sewer accounts of late have been quite gratifying. Last month the Authority began a concentrated effort to collect far overdue accounts, many of which date back to 1958 and 1959. Steps are now being taken toward a sheriff's sale of proper- Another Clearfielder left today for service in South Viet Nam. He is Airman l.C. Thomas Eugene Moore, 23-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Moore, High Street, and the husband of the former Margaret Marlon of McKeesport. He is a 1961 graduate of St. Francis High School. Airman Moore is a 4Vi-year veteran, having enlisted Aug. 1, 1961. He took basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Tex,, and later attended administrative specialist school at Amarillo. Airman Moore later spent two years at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska and most recently was stationed at Wright  Patterson Air Force Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Secretary, Treasurer Named by Council At South Philipsburg SOUTH PHILIPSBURG-Roy Gilham was elected secretary of South Philipsburg Borough and Mrs. Eugene Fooks was elected treasurer Monday night at the February meeting held in the town hall. Mr. Gilham succeeds the Rev. Richard E. Bartmas who tendered his resignation Monday night with the announcement that he has been called to a new charge and will be leaving the community. Mrs. Fooks will succeed Mrs. Bartmas who served as treasurer. Council named attorney Eugene L. Cimino as the new solicitor. During other business transacted Monday night, the borough secretary and president were authorized to sign a contract with Glace and Glace Inc. for work on the sewage disposal trunkline. Present at the meeting were President William Williamson, Councilmen Charles Fleck, Pete Brenish, Elmer Schnars and Kenneth Vallala, and Mayor Lew Gilham. SCOUT SPEAKER - Dr. Joseph McMullen, at left, a Penn State football line coach, reviews the program with George A. Johnson of Philipsburg last night before Dr. McMullen addressed the annual banquet of the Moshannon Boy Scout District at Osceola Mills. Scouts, Adults Given Advice By PSU Coach OSCEOLA MILLS - "Youth are the greatest resource that we have," Dr. Joseph McMullen, football line coach at The Pennsylvania State University, declared last night as ho addressed the annual Moshannon District Boy Scout banquet held in the social hall of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. "We need men, and boy scouting is one of the iintst fields for developing fine young men. We can teach these young men through giving them chances to develop. They are the greatest resource we have to develop. This new generation will do things better than we ever did," the speaker told more than 200 scouts, parents and leaders assembled for the dinner meeting. Dr. McMullen said it is true that boys will be boys but he said the term "juvenile delinquent" is a misnomer - that only one in 40 boys get into any trouble and that the 39 want to Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 r ;