Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 12, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Rearing children is like drafting a blueprint; you have to know where to draw a line. The Progress ReatWs Tip For an accent on youth ses today's columns on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 36 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensvill�, Philipiborg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, February 12, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Johnson Claims Support for Policies Thawing Puts Rivers On Rise Temperatures remained on the mild side again today and more rain is in the offing as the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area went into its fourth day of an unusual February thaw. Moderating temperatures and over a quarter-inch of rain Thursday night combined to send rivers and streams on the rise throughout Western Pennsylvania. Despite thawing conditions, however, the newly-dedi cated Black Moshannon ski slope remained in operation to day and Kenneth W. Whitehead, manager of the slope, said there was a 50 - 50 + chance for good skiing Sun day. The West Branch of theSus quehanna River at Clearfield continued a gradual rise today and the river stage was 6.15 feet and rising at 7 a. m. Al though ice remained intact in the Clearfield area it moved out of the Mahaffey area yes terday afternoon. The river stage at Mahaffey jumped from three feet Friday morning to seven feet by mid afternoon as the ice broke up and began moving downstream The water level at Mahaffey this morning had receded to four feet. The Mahaffey ice was be lieved to be jammed some where in the Bells Landing area but the exact location of the jam had not been determined this morning. The Curwensville Dam, still covered with an eight-inch thick layer of ice, began showing the effects of the runoff yesterday as the level of the lake in creased a little over three feet in a 24-hour period. Curtis V. Kolbe, tender at the dam, said one of the three hy draulic gates which govern the amount of discharge was open five feet this morning to offset the additional inflow. Each of the gates can be raised to maximum height of 12 feet. Plans were to raise the gate another two feet later in the day. Mr. Kolbe said the in creased discharge could cause some downstream ice move ment. He emphasized, however that there was no eminent flood danger and that if and when a threat arises the gates of the dam will be closed. Temperatures were expected to reach into the 40s again to day with the overnight low Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Philipsburg Landmark Sold as Site For New Acme Market PHILIPSBURG - Crowds packed the J. O. Reed Mill yes terday as a day-long auction sale was conducted to dispose of all stock and supplies. Harry Fleck, owner, has sold the property and the old grist mill landmark will become the site for the new Acme Market of the American Stores Co. The wholesale and retail grain, flour, and feed business was operated for many years by the J. O. Reed Estate. It was established in 1889 by the late Captain C. T. Fryberger. The mill equipment was first operated by water power with a water raceway constructed to the mill from nearby Moshannon Creek. Years later the machin ery was changed to be oper ated by electricity. Volunteers Needed For Philipsburg Area Heart Fund Drive PHILIPSBURG - Volunteer workers are being recruited to conduct the Heart Sunday canvass of homes in the area on Feb. 20, Alfred Chieppor, chairman of the campaign, announced today. "We are enlisting the services of men and women who can find time to call on a few of their neighbors to advance the most vital health crusade of our time," Mr. Chieppor declared. "The importance of our cause may be judged by the fact that heart diseases are responsible for more than half of all deaths in Centre County," Mr. Chieppor stated. He said that an average of one out of each nine persons is affected with a heart ailment. "We are not asking much - certainly not more than an hour of your time," the chairman said. He added: "Considering the seriousness of the problem and the fact that heart disease Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 I ClOUDY Increasing cloudiness tonight, low mostly in the 30s. Sunday cloudy with rain and little change in temperature. Sunrise 7:09-Sunset 5:44 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 5.78 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. feet (rising). 6.15 Clearfield Weather Friday low 38; High 48. Overnight low 37. Precipitation .01 inches. Mid - State Airport Friday low 33; High 48. Overnight low 31. Civil Court Casefo Resume Next Week Since the courthouse was closed today for Lincoln's Birth day, the conclusion of the last case of the current civil court term has been delayed until Monday. The case - an appeal from the board of arbitrators - was brought by Reed Brothers of Clearfield against Burl I. Daish er, also of Clearfield. The case was expected to be completed yesterday but due to the length of testimony this proved impossible. Court was recessed at 4 p. m. and will reconvene at 9 a. m. Monday when the jurors will be taken to view the property in dispute, Mr. Daisher's home at 605 Martin St. Reed Brothers, general con tractor, is seeking compensation for remodeling a kitchen in the home. They were hired to do the job after they had built a one-story addition con sisting of a livingroom and garage attached to the original Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Harbison-Walker Acquires Stock Of State Firm PITTSBURGH (AP) - Harbison-Walker Refractories Co., said Friday it has acquired the capital stock of the Tanner Plat ing Co. of New Castle. Harbison - Walker President A. Brent Wilson said Tanner Plating serves markets similar to Harbison - Walker and expressed the view that the firm will be able to enlarge the marketing efforts of Tanner Plating. Tanner Plating provides industrial hard chrome plating, grinding and honing services. Harbison-Walker is a major refractories producer. Hit-Run Car Found By Philipsburg Police PHILIPSBURG - Philipsburg Borough Police Chief Victor Fleck today identified a hit-run vehicle involved in a Thursday night accident as belonging to Dennis B. Finberg, 39, of Philipsburg. The owner told police no family members were driving the car at the time of the accident. Police Officer L. Glenn Williams, who investigated the accident, reported that a hit-run vehicle struck the rear of an automobile parked by Mrs. Please xurn to Page 10, Col. 2 Says No One Has Presented War Alternative By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson says the nation and Congress overwhelmingly support his policies In Viet Nam and that no one has presented "a clear alternative to recommend itself in preference to what we are doing. "Most people wish we weren't out there, most people wish we didn't have a war, most people don't want to escalate it, and most people don't want to get out," Johnson told a surprise news conference in his White House office late Friday. The President said more U.S. troops would be sent to South Viet Nam to bolster some 200,-000 already there. "There will be additional men needed and they will be supplied," he^said, adding that "I see at this moment no requirement for the reserves, but I wouldn't want to say that firmly." Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, D-Minn., who opposed resumption of bombing of North Vietnamese targets and has argued against escalation of the conflict, said Johnson's views added up to a "significant policy statement," indicating no large acceleration of the U.S. military effort for the time being. Although "a good many peo- ple in the country . .. are troubled about Viet Nam and wish we could find some way to negotiate," Johnson told, newsmen, "I think the country overwhelmingly supports the position that we have taken. I believe that the members of the House and the Senate do likewise." While there seemed little question that the President's course has the support of a majority of both houses, the preponderance of mail to some senators indicated there may be a large body of dissent within the country. The mail to those like Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who has questioned Johnson's Viet Nm policies, was running overwhelmingly against the administration. The proportion of adverse mail was nearly as large to such supporters of presidential policy as Sen. Hugh Scott, R-Pa. Johnson was asked if he thought the Foreign Relations Committee's public hearings on Viet Nam, which have attempted to spotlight differences with administration policy, are helpful. "I don't see that I would be the proper one to judge," he replied, adding that he wouldn't find fault with hearings "as long as they are conducted in an atmosphere of objectivity, fairness, judiciousness." As for the testimony of retired Lt. Gen. James M. Gavin and former diplomat George F. Kennan, Johnson said, "I don't see that they have done any harm to anybody." Although he hasn't read the transcript of their testimony, Johnson said, "I gather from what Gen. Gavin said in summary there is not a great deal of difference between what he and Kennan are saying and what the government is doing. "No one wants to escalate the war and no one wants to lose any more men than is necessary. No one wants to surrender and get out. At least no one admits they do. So I don't see that there is any great difference of opinion." Johnson said Gavin and Kennan were "the only two experts that I have seen put on" and that Gavin "said he didn't want to get out. He said he didn't want to escalate. That is the way we feel about it." As for Kennan, former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, Johnson said Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 U.N. Member Says Recognize Enemy's NLF By MILTON BESSER UNITED NATIONS, N.Y, (AP) - An African member of the U.N. Security Council says the only way to get Viet Nam peace talks started is for the United States to recognize the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front. "I believe the real situation in Viet Nam is the war between the NLF and the U. S. forces, Ambassador Sori Coulibaly of Mali said in an interview. "The so-called government in Saigon is only existing because of the presence of the Ameri cans," he added. Coulibaly said the first step toward peace should be diplo matic action by neutral nations to win American recognition of the NLF, the political arm of the Communist guerrillas. He indicated that he saw no hope for a U'.N. role to get peace talks started. In contrast, U. S. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg told news men Friday he believed the United Nations "will play a con structive role" to end the war. He said the question of NFL representation at a peace con ference could.be, negotiated, it North Viet Nam really"'wanted peace talks. Goldberg . added that the chief obstacle to holding a peace conference was Hanoi's insistence on preconditions. North Viet Nam has demanded, among other points, U. S. withdrawal from Viet Nam. Goldberg said the United States was seeking clarification of Hanoi's demand for recognition of the NLF but added that the United States could not consider the NLF a representative of the South Vietnamese government. Referring to Goldberg's continuing consultations with U.N. diplomats, Coulibaly said that Mali and several other delegations have taken no part in the private talks to arrange possible Security Council action. He did not identify the other delegations. Coulibaly said that no effective U.N. action was possible because North Viet Nam, Communist China and others involved in the war were not U.N. members. He urged consultations to set up a conference within the framework of the 1954 Geneva agreements ending the French Indo-China War. He said the United Nations was deliberately ignored in the 1954 talks "for the same reasons that are valid in today's situation." Asked if his views reflected those of other African U.N. members, Coulibaly said he had the feeling from informal consultations that "a large sector Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Dimes Drive Leader Thanks Volunteers; Total Now $2,638 The chairman of the 1966 March of Dimes in Clearfield County today expressed his appreciation to all drive workers for their "fine cooperation and vast amount of work." Austin M. Harrier of Le-Contes Mills, in his second year as campaign chairman, said that to date $2,638 has been contributed. "At the moment," he said, "it looks as though we will top last year's total contributions. As county director I am highly pleased with the increased net result." Mr. Harrier urged all workers to complete their collections as quickly as possible and to deliver the funds to Mrs. LaRue Vallimont in the Clearfield Trust Company's main office at Clearfield. He also told the volunteer workers: "I am truly grateful to each of you and I know you have enjoyed working in this 46 Viet Cong Killed... Cavalry Unit Shoots Into Communist Base By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - In thier first sizable contact with the enemy since allied troops captured the An Lao Valley two weeks ago, units of the U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile Division killed 46 Viet Cong and captured eight others as they shot their way into a Communist base camp, a U.S. spokesman reported today. The cavalrymen engaged the good-size Viet Cong unit Friday while sweeping the valley about 300 miles north of Saigon. The guerrillas had been hiding since the cavalry, U.S. Marines, South Korean marines and South Vietnamese invaded the valley Jan. 28. In a search today, the base camp - called major by Army spokesmen - yielded a truck-load of weapons left behind by the Viet Cong. It included 34 recoilless rifles, three rocket launchers, two machine-guns and 5,000 rounds of ammunition. Police sources in Saigon said a Viet Cong terrorist was killed early today when his bomb exploded prematurely as he tried to booby trap an American Jeep. The blast was outside a small U.S. billet which was not damaged. There were no casualties. A grenade was hurled at a policeman Friday night, but it failed to go off. The man who threw it escaped. Spurred by the 1st Cavalry's success Friday, allied troops spent today searching the An Lao Valley for more Viet Cong. They found none. The same lull struck other operations, including the continuing 101st Airborne sweep Way Camp around Tuy Hoa on the coast and the 1st and 25th Infantry Division operations near the outskirts of Saigon. Government troops, however, reported success on a multiregi-mental sweep in the Mekong Delta, 124 miles southwest of Saigon. The operation which started Friday and continued through today sprang onto about three companies of Viet Cong in the rice fields. A spokesman said, "We wiped Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Smith Will Run For Re-election To Legislature PUNXSUTAWNEY - L. Eugene Smith of Punxsutawney has announced his candidacy for re-election to the state legis lature from the 66th legislative district, which tentatively is composed of Jefferson County, the city of DuBois and Sandy Township in Clearfield County Mr. Smith, who was elected to the state House in 1964, as the Jefferson County representative, has served two years He was elected to the post in a special election after the death, in late 1962, of Samuel Dennison of Reynoldsville. He successfully ran for re-election in 1964. State legislators are elected every two years, in even years. The legislator, best known as "Snuffy" to friends, is owner of the S & S Tire Co. here. He is a native of Punxsutawney and was graduated from the local schools. Since his advancement to a state position he has been a popular and well - received speaker at numerous functions. He is active in several civic organizations and is a member of the local First Methodist Church. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Mine District Output Was 1,573,863 Tons; 37,221 in County The 30th Bituminous District produced 1,573,863 tons of coal last year, State Mine Inspector Edward R. Lancaster of Punxsutawney has reported. The total production included one strip mine with five employes in Clearfield County and an output of 37,221 tons. Jefferson County coal operations produced 1,145,878 tons of coal. Of the total district production, 1,082,089 tons were shipped by rail, 468,240 by truck, 22,762 tons were used for local domestic purposes and 772 tons for heat and power at the mine sites. Broken down, Jefferson County's 1965 production was: auger mine, 47,825 tons; and strip mines, 1,098,053 tons. In auger mines there were 14 persons employed and in the strip mines, 289, for a total of 303 employes in 62 mines. Mr. Lancaster reports there were no mine fatalities in the district last year and only 18 minor mishaps. Production in other district counties: Elk County, 30,215 tons from auger mines and 344,566 tons from strip mines, with 90 employes in 16 operations; McKean County, 15,983 tons from two strip mines with 36 employes. Take Case f o People... Senate Critics Report Escalation Opposition By HARRY KEILY WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate critics of U. S. Viet Nam policy who said they were taking their case "over the head of the President to the. ,American people", report their mail is running 30 to 1 against escalation of the conflict. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported that the mail also favors its public hearings by about the --:-tame ratio. The count, made public Fri- Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Sports ................ 6. 7 Obituaries .............. 19 Hospital News .......... 3 School News..............2 Church News.......... 5. 9 Comics ................. H Bradford Coal Co. Completes Reorganization BIGLER - Cecil Morris of Woodland R. D. and Robert Homan of Bigler are among employes of the Bradford Coal Co. who have been promoted as the result of the firm's recent reorganization. Mr. Morris, who joined Bradford Coal as a secretary and shipping clerk in 1941, has been named vice president and gen eral manager. Mr. Homan, who began his career with the coal company in 1955 as assistant traffic manager, has been promoted to general traffic manager. He will also continue to serve as safety coordinator and advertising manager and traffic manager for Walcoal Mining and Truck ing Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Bradford Coal. Mr. Morris, who graduated from Clearfield High School, started working for Bradford Coal in January 1941. In addition to serving as a secretary and shipping clerk, he also was assigned the duties of coal inspector and truck dumper. He continued in this work until June 1944, when he left the company to join the United States Army. After his discharge from the service in July 1946, he returned to Bradford Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Food Distribution Slated Next Week PHILIPSBURG-Surplus food will be distributed here Friday, Feb. 18, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. in the Reliance Fire Hall on Third Street. The Snow Shoe distribution will be made Thursday from 9:30 a. m. to noon in the fire hall. Persons who failed to get their food last month and who had not recertified prior to Feb. 1 will not be eligible to receive food this month. It was emphasized that such persons should recertify immediately to become eligible for food next month. Friends or neighbors cannot pick up food supplies for others unless they bear a signed authorization note. day by the committee's staff, showed that up to last Tuesday 5,000 had expressed approval of committee chairman J. W. Ful-bright's opposition to escalation and in favor of the public hear ings. "Those opposed," the staff reported in a note to Fulbright, "have increased to 170 mainly because of the hearings. The writers mainly object either because of the fact they are being held at all, or to the manner in which they are being con ducted." Fulbright concedes his mail normally would come most heavily from those who support his views. Before the hearings were recessed for the weekend Fulbright acknowledged "there has been some criticism of the committee for holding hearings at all. It has been said that we are giving aid and comfort to our enemies." President Johnson told news men Friday he saw nothing wrong in his critics going to the people - as Sen. Albert Gore, D-Tenn., put it - in order to reach the President. "I think," said Johnson," it is always legitimate to go to the American people with a program or any problem you have. They are the bosses in this country and they are the ones that make the decision. . .." How was the President's mail running on the Viet Nam issue? "I think that there are a good many people in the country that Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Boy Feared Dead At Reynoldsville REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -A search continued early today for an eight-year-old boy who is presumed to have drowned after ice broke and dropped him into a creek. Ice up to eight inches thick hampered firemen and SCUBA divers Friday night as they prob�d Sandy Lick Creek in this Jefferson County community for Ronald Hetrick of Reynoldsville, Dynamite was used to blast loose some of the ice. Another child, Chris Caston-guay, said he and Ronald were walking on the ice-coated creek yesterday when ice suddenly gave way and Ronald plunged into the stream. Chris said he grabbed Ronald's hand and held on for a little bit then ran to a nearby service station for help. Some men ran to the creek, but the Hetrick boy had disappeared. County Students Have Opportunity For Enrichment The Clearfield County School Board has authorized the first enrichment program for high school students to be held in this county under the direction of Fred E. Sweely, County Superintendent of Schools and his staff. The first seminar was held Jan. 29 in the Clearfield Area High School with 110 students and their parents in attendance. Dr. Richard Parizek, a hydro-logist from The Pennsylvania State University, spoke on the topic, "Challenges in Water Resources." He briefly outlined the natural water cycle for the students and then presented many challenging problems which must be solved to maintain a pure and adequate water supply for the growing population and industrial needs. He pointed out that the responsibility for solving these problems will lie with the present generation of high school students. The purpose of the enrichment program is to offer the student of exceptional ability an opportunity to gain insight into various fields and opportunities open to him but which are beyond his present range of experience and which may open to him new fields of interest. There will be approximately 40 lectures given every other Saturday through the student's Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Ramey Man Serving With Infantry Unit In South Viet Nam RAMEY - Army Pvt. Gary M. Shunkwiler, above, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Shunkwiler of Ramey, has arrived in South Viet Nam where he is assigned to the 2nd Battalion of the 33rd Artillery, 1st Infantry Division. A 1964 graduate of Moshannon Valley High School, Shunkwiler entered the Army on Aug. 20, 1965, and underwent basic training at Ft. Knox, Ky. He took advanced training in heavy artillery at Ft. Sill, Okla., and also completed a course in NCO Leadership Preparation. 1,400 Vacate BEA Following Bomb Threat WINGATE - The Bald Eagle Area High School was vacated of all 1,400 students and faculty members Thursday afternoon as the result of a bomb scare. A man telephoned the school at 1:15 p. m. and announced "There's a bomb in the school." A few minutes later Miss Ger-aldine Lucas, the sechool secretary, received another warning call. The caller said "The bomb is going to go off at 1:45." Gerald Wiser of Port Matilda, principal of the junior-senior high school, used the public address system to notify all students to leave classes, go to their lockers for their wraps, and report to their home rooms. He then announced that a bomb threat had been received and the school was to be vacated. This was done in an orderly fashion. School buses were called and due to transportation schedules, all schools of the Bald Eagle Area District were dismissed early. The balance of the 3,600 students attend classes in elementary schools located at Port Matilda, Julian, Howard, Snow Shoe, Pine Glen and at the Wingate school located adjacent to the high school. The school security officer, Ruffy Steele, former police chief at Port Matilda and at Milesburg, was assisted by state troopers from Rockview in making a thorough check of the school. There was no sign of a bomb. A half hour after the announced time of the explosion, pupils were permitted to brief-ly reenter the school. One grade Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Philipsburg To Build Another Municipal Parking Lot This Year PHILIPSBURG - Work is expected to begin here within the next few months on the construction of a new off-street parking lot. Borough Council has accepted a proposal prcseuted by the Borough Parking Authority and approved a plan for a 44-car lot to be constructed off Second Street, between Pine and Spruce Streets. The site was first recommended for this purpose 10 years ago. Negotiations are now underway for a 20-year lease agreement. The proposed lot will be paved and lighted. It will be the second municipal parking lot in the community. Development costs were estimated at $10,700. Anticipated meter revenue from the new lot was estimated at 3,300 annually. Council, (luring a special session Thursday, also voted to take over the piece of private alley offered to the borough by the Hope Fire Company. One, Two, Three, Simple os A-B-C One, two, three; try it and see. 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