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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 14, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle It used to be that a man who saved money was a miser-nowadays he's a wonder. The Progress Today's Chuckle The debate on Viet policy continues. Turn to Page 12. Vol. 60 - No. 37 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, February 14, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY These Scenes Were Typical at Clearfield Yesterday Atterno on as Hundreds of folks Gathered Along the River Bank To W atch the he Go Out.   *    �*  *  Mild Spell, Rain Cause Minor Floods Humphrey Reassures Laotians U. S. Will Work With You in Developing Resources, He Says By FRED S. HOFFMAN BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey flew from Bangkok to Laos for a brief visit today and told the Laotians he had come to reassure them of his government's pledge "to work with you in developing your resources." Humphrey flew across' the Mekong River from Thailand after making an aerial inspec-' tion tour of eight projects in-1 eluding sites for a huge power dam to serve both Laos and Thailand and a Mekong dam that will create a giant lake for irrigation. These are the kinds of projects contemplated under President Johnson's Southeast Asia development concept. Before reaching Laos, Huni phrey told a reporter he also wanted to reassure Premier Souvanna Phouma and other In Retaliation for Allied Maneuver... 54 Viet Civilians Killed As Reds Mine Buses By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The Viet Cong mined three buses today, killing 54 Vietnamese civilians and wounding 18 in retaliation for an Allied operation that is rescuing a huge rice harvest. Allied ground forces reported killing 150 Viet Cong in scattered clashes else* where in South Viet Nam in the past 24 hours, while U. S. planes hammered Commurtttf targets In North scjnd .South Viet Nam. GuerriHcis^oye.cron an outpost in the Mekong Delta? -----fat Dinh Mon, and killed or Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Steps Taken By Anti-Poverty Unit In Houtzdale Area HOUTZDALE - Steps to advance an anti-poverty program under the Economic Opportunity Act were advanced here Friday evening at an Area 5 meeting of Community Action in Clearfield County Inc. beld in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Fred L. Rhoads, executive director of the program, and Stanley E. Crum, assistant director, explained possible projects. Mr. Rhoads pointed out that each project must be set up so that it will do the most good for the greatest possible number of people. He said that any action program that can be used Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Curwensville BPW Sponsors Bloodmobile In Church Tomorrow CURWENSVILLE-The Business and Professional Women's , Club will sponsor a Red Cross Bloodmobile visit here tomorrow in the Presbyterian Church from noon to 6 p. m. The goal is 85 pints. Anypne wishing to make an appointment may contact any members of the Club or call Curwensville 236-1083. New donors are especially needed since many regular donors are unable to give due to illnesses. The demand for hlood is as great as ever, and all who possibly can are asked to help, e spokesman for the club said. Mines Secretary, federal Official To Speak Feb. 26 State Mines Secretary H. Beecher Charmbury and W. Dan Walker of Pittsburgh, district manager for the U. S. Bureau of Mines, will be the guest speakers at the third annual dinner meeting of the Clearfield Council, Holmes Safety Association. The event will be held at 6:30 p. m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the New Dimeling' Hotel at Clearfield. It will be the annual ladies night and award dinner. Master of ceremonies will be W. G. "Turk" Jones of Philipsburg, conservation director for the Pennsylvania Coal Mining Association. ' Each company which has received tickets has been asked to verify their reservations by tomorrow. After that, reservations will not be cancellable. Reservations or verifications can be made by calling Council President Gerald F. Moody Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Two Women From District Hospitalized Two district women are hospitalized in the Centre County Hospital at Bellefonte with multiple injuries suffered Thursday evening in a two-vehicle accident at Briarly on the Buffalo Run Road. Mrs. Constance J. Dixon of Osceola Mills, was d r i ving home from State College with Mrs. Beatrice Avery, Philipsburg, as a passenger. Both women work at State College. Their car and a lumber truck operated by Gerald E. Duck, Bellefonte R. D., sideswiped on a curve on Route 550. The Dixon car was demolished and both occupants were taken by ambulance to the hospital. Mrs. Dixon suffered chest injuries and internal bleeding, double fractures of an arm, cuts of the right knee requiring 10 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 captured all 11 defenders. The death-dealing Viet Cong mines were set off on a road 10 miles southwest of Tuy Hoa, on the central coast where the U.S. 101st Airborne, South Korean marines and South Vietnamese troops have been scouring the countryside for several weeks while the rice was being harvested. An American spokesman said the first blast was touched off about 7:30 a.m., catching a busload of farmers and killing 27 and wounding 11. The explosion left a crater nine feet deep in the road, hurled the bus into a canal and Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Burglars Take Money At Philipsburg Garage PHILIPSBURG - The Ron Stoltz Ford Inc. Garage, located at the corner of Third and Locust Streets in Rush Township, was broken into last night or early this morning and money in the cash drawer, some $20 to $30, was taken. An effort was also made to Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 LBJ Asks Funds For 3 Programs For Rent Subsidy, Teacher Corps, Selective Service ' WASHINGTON CAP)' - President Johnson made a three-pronged request to Congress today for urgent action to provide $55,881,000 for a rent subsidy program for the poor, a National Teacher Corps and expansion of the Selective Service System. Johnson said the first two are "vital to our efforts to improve the quality of life in America" and the third is "a direct effort of our commitment to freedom in Southeast Asia. His request was a letter to Speaker of the House John W. McCormack. The funds the President re quested - will provide extra money for the present fiscal year ending June 30 - $30 million for the rent supplement program, $13.2 million for the Teachers Corps and $12,681,000 for handling the added load on the Selective Service System. The rent subsidy program was approved by the last congressional session but not the funds to finance it. It is aimed at overcoming some of the shortages in decent, low-cost housing in cities. The President said the Housing and Urban Development Department already has received Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Clearfield Boy Receives Eagle Scout Badge Fifteen-year-old Richard B. Kyler of Clearfield crowned the observance of Boy Scout Week last night with a milestone in his life. At a ceremony in the West Side Methodist Church the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Kyler received his Eagle Scout badge from Troop 1 Scoutmaster Edward Bloom. For Richard it marked six years of hard work which began as a Cub Scout at his home at Fairless Hills, Pa. In 1963, when his family moved to Clearfield, he joined Troop 1. He has been a boy scout for four years. But it's not the end of the scout trail for the youngster. He plans to be a junior assistant scoutmaster after his 16th birthday. It was a very special week too. On Monday, Scout Citizen Day, Richard sat in for Judge John A. Cherry after being elected to the one-day, honorary post by fellow scouts in the Clearfield Dislriot. It was a spe cial week for his falher, Cloudy and colder tonight with intervals of light snow or snow flurries, low 12 to 24. Tuesday partly cloudy and a little colder with scattered snow flurries. Sunrise 7:07-Sunset 5:46 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 6.05 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.55 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 36; High 36. Overnight low 32. Wee k e n d Precipitation 2.12 inches. Mid - State Airport Sunday low 33; High 38. Overnight low 28. Five-Day Forecast Feb. 15-19; Temperatures will average four to six degrees below normal. Normal highs are 34 to 38 and the normal lows are 18 to 21. Colder Tuesday with little change thereafter until Saturday when there will be some moderation. Precipitation will average about four-tenths of an inch occurring as frequent periods of snow flurries Tuesday through Friday and more general light snow on Saturday. too, Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 PROUD MOMENT - Paul Kyler, at right, examines Eagle Scout badge won by his son, Richard, as he congratulates him on the achievement. Mr. Kyler is an assistant scoutmaster of Troop 1 at Clearfield and Richard is a member. Waiting to offer Ins congratulations is the Rev. Dr. Willis W. Willard, pastor of the West Side Methodist Church, troop sponsor. (Progress Photo) Clolhina Drive Slated Saturday At Clearfield The United Clothing Drive sponsored by the Clearfield Council of Church Women will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 19, from 9 a. m. to 5 p, m. in St. John's Lutheran Parish House, Third Street. Boy Scouts and the Clearfield Ministerium will assist in the drive. House-to-house pickup will begin at 9 a.m. and anyone having items is requested lo tie a white cloth around the door knob of their front door. The Boy Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Curwensville Dam Kills Big Problem By EDWARD E. MORGAN Progress Staff Writer A prolonged mild spell) punctuated by more than two inches of rainfall, sent the WestJBranch of the Susquehanna River and other Clearfield district streams on a rampage yesterday. Minor flooding occurred in some cf"th�4cw lying areas but nothing of a serious nature., Elsewhere, minor washouts and pfugged drairii were reported along a number of highways and basements of numerous homes took on water. The Curwensville Dam, a multi-million dollar federal -:-fflood control project finish- Pa. Democrats Meet To Name 1966 Choice HARRISBURG (AP) - Top Pennsylvania Democrats assembled in Harrisburg today to endorse a candidate for governor and all signs pointed to State Sen. Robert P. Casey, D-Lack-awanna, as their choice. "It looks like Casey at this time," state House majority leader Joshua Eilberg said Sunday night. "But I certainly can't be sure, I don't think anyone Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Inside The Progress Classified Ads .......... 13 Comics ................. IS Sports ............... 10, It Obituaries .............. 2 Hospital News ...... 3, 12 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............ 16 School News ............. 8 State News Briefs .... 3, 12 State College Man ....... 9 ed only last fall, was credited with averting a critical situation at Clearfield, perhaps even a major flood. (See Pictures Page 14) Just the same, however; the county seat was on somewhat of a flood alert as a result of an ice jam at The Point which backed water over River Road in Lawrence Township and to within a few feet of some homes in the area of Dead Man's curve. The jam formed about noon Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Moshannon Creek, Glendale take Rise With Rain, Thaw Moshannon Creek, which flows through Philipsburg, surged over its banks in low-lying areas yesterday but caused no damage. A total of 2.23 inches of rain fell in the Philipsburg area Sunday and combined with snow runoff to send the stream to within a whisker of flood stage. Glendale Lake at Prince Gal- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. .1 Issues Proclamation... Final Civil Case Received by Jury The final case to be tried during the February Clearfield County civil court term went to a jury today. The case is an appeal from the board of arbitrators in the suit brought bv Reed Brothprs, general contractors, against Burl I. Dgisher of Clearfield. It concerns payment to Reed Brothers which they c'aim is due them for remodeling the kitchen at the Daisher home. Mr. Uaisber contends that Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Clearfield Mayor Backs Operation Old Glory' Mayor Edward A. Clark of Clearfield today gave his support to "Operation Old Glory," the flag-flying demonstration of support for American servicemen in Viet Nam, by issuing a proclamation urging residents of the borough to display the United States flag from now through Washington's Birthday next Tuesday, Feb. 22. "Such a display would provide some measure of aid and comfort to our military forces and obliterate the demonstrations in our country by a vociferous minority," Mayor Clark said in his proclamation. "Operation Old Glory" is not limited to Clearfield Borough and residents through- It out the Clearfield County-Mo-shannon Valley area are urged to fly the flag this week and through next Tuesday in support of the demonstration. Mayor Clark's proclamation said: "Whereas, upwards of 200,000 Americans are fighting and facing death in Asia's jungles to Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 ;