Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 17, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle By the time you get the installments paid, the luxury you bought is a necessity. The Progress Reader's Tip 'The World Today' comments on Viet Nam war on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 40 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, February 17, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY Impact of War on U. S. Economy Crowing By JACK LEFLER NEW YORK (AP) - The impact of the Viet Nam war on the American economy is growing. It hasn't reached the proportions of the Korean War, when wage and price controls were imposed, but it is very real. And it brings with it the ominous threat of inflation. Labor and material shortages are occurring and some transportation is being taxed. Government officials and business executives face prob- lems that will have to be solved as the Viet Nam conflict escalates. Liaison between government and business has become an everyday affair as the administration seeks cooperation on prices, balance of payments and availability of strategic supplies. Big orders for airplanes and helicopters are keeping the aircraft plants humming. Apparel manufacturers are having a hard time meeting government needs for uniforms. Airlines are struggling to haul vast quantities of materials and men to the war zone. The military demands are coming on lop of a booming civilian economy that has pushed factories to capacity or near capacity production. Apprehension about inflation is rising. All forecasts of stock market and economic activity are hedged by the uncertainty of the Viet Nam situation. The sensitive stock market has been jolted by talk of war and talk of peace. Recently a report of a peace feeler by North Viet Nam sent it into a brief tailspin. Commenting on the market's reaction, Eldon A. Grimm, a senior partner in the big brokerage firm, Walston & Co., said: "We are in a financial foxhole - a semiwartime market." Prudential Insurance Co. of America said stepped-up military activity in Viet Nam, coupled with growing inflation, has prompted it to revise upward its economic forecast for 1966. Prudential's chief economist, Dr. William V. Freund, now sees the 1966 Gross National Product-total of all goods and services - at $726 billion, up from a $714 - billion prediction issued last November. The 1965 Gross National Product was $676 billion, up 7.5 per cent from 1964. Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler said the Vict Nam escalation is pulling gold and dollars out of the United States at a $700-million-a-year clip. This outlay goes for troop costs, construction and purchase of supplies that cannot be obtained in the United States. Fowler said the administration is holding to its goal of trying to balance the U.S. international payments position this year but he warned that a fresh jump 'in Viet Nam costs could put the target out of reach. Fowler has quoted President Johnson as saying that the prime reason for maintaining the sales of savings bonds, on which interest has been raised, is to help meet the cost of the Viet Nam war. The secretary also said that the savings bond program could prove one of the nation's most valuable weapons in averting inflation. It seemed likely that Johnson's Great Society program might be a major victim of the war. Increases in appropriations for the domestic war on poverty ?nd other programs already have been pared. Fur- ther cuts could come if war expenditures continue to rise. In an increasing number of industries, demand-supply conditions have reached the point where r.ianufacturers have had to allocate their products among their customers to assure a fair distribution. When the Defense Department has found it necessary to boost a military inventory for a product or to place a large or- Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 4 At Senate's Hearing on Viet Policy.. . Morse, Taylor In Heated Exchange By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Wayne Morse forecast today that the American people soon will repudiate the war in South Viet Nam - and presidential adviser Maxwell D. Taylor retorted that would be good news to the Communists in Hanoi. Morse, the Oregon Derriocrat, shot back a charge of smear, militarism and gutter debate. He said Taylor and )President Johnson are rriisguided about the war in ----1Southeast Asia. Both Sides In Successful Viet Attacks BULLETIN SCRANTON, Pa. (AP)-Three federal judges were asked today to issue art injunction restraining voting for seats in the Pennsylvania Senate in the May 17 primary on grounds that the recent state Supreme Court reapportionment of the upper chamber was unconstitutional. The request was made in a petition filed in U.S. District Court by five taxpayers. The Supreme Court had directed that all 50 state Senate seats go up for election this year, with half of the senators to be elected for two-year terms and the remainder for four years, By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. and South Korean tioops pushing on with Operation White Wing 300 miles north of Saigon struck the Viet Cong in four separate sectors today and claimed 80 killed. The Communists had their Inning in Saigon. Two Claymore mines set by terrorists shortly after noon near the headquarters of the Vietnamese joint general staff killed 12 Vietnamese and wounded 60. Six of the dead and 44. of the wounded were military personnel. U.S. Marines ended Operation Double Eagle today and reported killing 312 Viet Cong during the three-week campaign. The Leathernecks said they took light casualties during the operation, a search of 500 square miles in Quang Ngai Province south of Da Nang. Bad weather returned to North Viet Nam but U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots flew 27 missions Wednesday against bridges around Vinh and Dong Hoi and storage areas south of Dien Bien Phu. Spokesmen said the weather prevented assess ment of damage. The United States acted to put Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Maritime Unions May Boycott Foreign Ships By NEIL GILBRIDE MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Maritime unions meeting here today reportedly will consider boycotting foreign ships - in eluding those of Allied nations-that trade with North Viet Nam. The boycott in effect would close U.S. ports to hundreds of foreign vessels. A spokesman for the AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department said the International Long shoremen's Association which imposed a boycott against U.S wheat shipments to the Soviet Union two years ago, will pro pose the new boycott. The spokesman said such i boycott would affect ships of Great Britain, France, Norway Italy, Greece, United Arab Re public .and other nations that Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 4 Winburne Resident Charged in Burglary, Committed to Jail PHILIPSBURG - State and Philipsburg Borough Police yesterday solved the Sunday night burglary at the Ron Stoltz Ford Garage with the arrest of Leslie Elmer Selfridge, 20, of Winburne. Trooper Anthony R. Pupo filed charges and had Selfridge arraigned before Justice of the Peace Robert Byron of Philipsburg R. D. He was committed to the Centre County Jail in default of bail. Philipsburg Police Officers Robert Trump and L. Glenn Williams helped solve the burglary that occurred at, 10:30 p. m. Sunday. A sum of between $20 and $30 was taken from the cash register after the garage was entered through a rear window. Efforts to take a car were unsuccessful. School Crossing Guards Have PoliceAuthority The Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors solved one problem several weeks ago - that of school crossing protection at the Mill Road-Race Street intersection - and now discover another exists. It appears that some persons are under the impression that the school crossing guards have no � police authority and are simply there to help little children across the highway. Not so, say the supervisors. The two women officers do have authority, including power of arrest, and are prepared to use it if motorists do not heed instructions to stop,when the crossing zone is being used "We engaged the guard's at the request of the Lawrence Township School Board and parents whose children must cross the road to attend Plymp-tonville or Third Ward Schools, as a protection for those children. Motorists and others who disregard the safety rules they were hired to enforce are subject to arrest," the super visors explained. So, it appers that the wisest thing to do if driving along the Mill Road when children are going to school or at dismissal time, is to obey the orders of the crossing guards. A delegation of township rest dents attended the Supervisors meeting last night to report flooded basements during last weekend's high water. Storm, and, it was said in some places sanitary sewers, were Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 Mishap Damages Are Over $2,000, No One Injured Police in Clearfield County and the Philipsburg area today reported six traffic accidents which caused more than $2,000 damage. No one was injured in the mishaps. State Police from the Clear field Substation investigated two accidents yesterday. There were no injuries. One occurred at 7:20 a. m. on Route 53 about a half mile from Irvona when a car driven by Brooks E. McCombs, 20, of 223 W. Fourth Ave., Clearfield, skidden on an icy curve and struck an oncoming truck operated by Homer D. McLucas, 35, of Cassandra. Damages were estimated at $1,000 to the 1966 McCombs sedan and $400 to the 1958 truck. The second accident happened at the intersection of Routes 879 and 17085 near Clearfield at 1 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 90 Injured ............... 44 Damages ........ $47,700 Deaths ................ 3 Deaths Elsewhere ..... 1 A Year Ago Accidents ........79 Injured ............... 53 Damages ........ $53,350 Deaths .............. 1 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 1 The heated exchange between Morse and the former ambassa dor to Saigon came as Taylor outlined administration policy before the Senate Foreign Rela tions Committee. It began with a Morse discus sion of homefront opposition in France to the Indo-Chinese wars of a dozen years ago. Then he switched to current U.S. concerns about the strug gle in South Viet Nam. It brought this exchange: Morse: We're engaged in a historic debate in this country It isn't going to be too long be fore the American people as a people will repudiate this war Taylor: That's going to be good news to Hanoi. Morse: That's the kind of smear militarists always en gage in. I don't intend to get down in the gutter with you and engage in that kind of debate. If the people decide that this was should be stopped are you going to take the position that is weakness in a democracy? Taylor: I would take the post tion that the people are badly misguided. Morse: You and the President have been misguided for a long time in this war. That charge brought a burst of applause from spectators. Earlier Taylor warned of worldwide repercussions unless the United States shows in Viet Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 former Irvona Plant Official Dies at Lancaster QUARRYVILLE - Richard V. "Bud" Robinson, 68, of Quar-ryville, former superintendent of Hiram Swank and Sons Refractory plant at Irvona, died Tuesday at 1 p. m. in Lancaster General Hospital. Mr. Robinson had resided at Irvona for 22 years until his retirement June 30, 1961. He was honored by Irvona citizens in August 1961 at a testimonial dinner for his many years of community service. He served on Irvona Borough Council for six years, the Irvona Board of Education for 12 years and the B-C-I Joint Board of Education for 12 years. One of the organizing officials of the Irvona Water Authority, Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Testimony In Clay Stripping Proposal Given HARRISBURG (AP) - The state Sanitary Water Board heard testimony Wednesday concerning the application of North American Refractories Co. for a mine drainage permit for use in Clearfield County. The board indicated it would issue a decision in the next few weeks. The firm proposes to strip clay'from 45 acres situated in the watershed of Irvin Branch, a tributary of Anderson Creek. Irvin Branch is used as a source of public water supply for the Pike Twp. Municipal Authority. The authority opposed issuance of the license permit, contending that the operation might harm Please Turn to Page 8, Col. "2 Philadelphia Seen Stumbling Block... Scranton Rejects Redisricting Plan HARRISBURG (AP) - The City of Philadelphia represented a major stumbling block today in efforts to reapportion Pennsylvania's 27 congressional districts. Gov. Scranton served notice on political leaders in that traditionally Democratic stronghold that he will not accept any re apportionment plan that leaves Philadelphia virtually unaffected. Such a plan was presented to him on Tuesday and turned down 24 hours later with a plea to the leaders of both parties to come up with a new proposal. He declined to call a special session of the General Assembly to act on congressional reapportionment until a bipartisan agreement is reached on a plan that is both constitutional and fair throughout the commonwealth." Pennsylvania's congressional Work Begins On County Section Of Shortway Work has begun on Section 33 of the Keystone Shortway in Clearfield County. A spokesman for the contractor, Putman and Greene Inc. of Philipsburg, said that grubbing operations started Tuesday on the 5.34-mile section of Interstate Route 80 between Dale and Kylertown. The firm had bid $3,835,071 on the project, the third major job it now has under construction in the county. The other two are Shortway Section 32 from Pleas ant Valley to Dale and the re Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 During Lenten Season ... Catholic Fasting Abstinence, Rules Eased By BENNET M. BOLTON VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Paul VI decreed major changes today in the centuries-old rules of fasting and abstinence for the world's Roman Catholics. Days of fasting during the pre-Easter Lenten season were reduced to two - Ash Wednesday and Goad Friday. The obligation to abstain from meat on all Fridays remains in force but children do not have to observe it until they are 14. The present age is 7. The Pope specified that Friday abstinence applies only to meat - not to eggs, dairy products and soups and gravies made with animal fat. Ash Wednesday was made a day of abstinence as well as a fast day-meaning no meat can be eaten. The Pope decreed the changes in an apostolic constitution tilled Do Penance." The new regulations were announced in Washington Wednesday night by the apostolic delegate to the United States, Archbishop Egidio Vagnozzi, through the National Catholic Welfare Conference. The Washington announcement said the Pope had issued new regulations for days of fast and abstinence "making them apply only to Ash Wednesday and Good Friday." "The traditional law requiring Catholics to abstain from meat on Friday remains in effect," the announcement added. "The age bracket for the law of fasting remains the same," it said, "beginning at 21 and ending with the beginning of the 60th year." Abstinence in the Catholic Church means no eating of meat. Fasting means limited Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 1 County National Plans Opening At Philipsburg The County National Bank will hold open house at its new Philipsburg branch Saturday from 11 a. m. to 6 p. m. and will open for its first day of business Monday. The new building, with construction completed and the interior now being finished, will be the sixth office opened by the bank in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area. In addition to the main office and a branch at eiearfield there are branch offices at Osceola Mills, Karthaus and Madera. During Saturday's open house refreshments will be served and souvenir gifts will be presented. Visitors may also register for prizes from Saturday until March 5 with three savings accounts to be presented - $100, $50 and $25. The bank announced its decision to build the branch office last September. An existing building at 117 E. Presqueisle Inside The Progress Classified Ads 16, 17 Hints From Heloise ____ 11 Comics ................. 19 News From Around World 12 Sports ............... 14, 15 Obituaries ............... 6 Hospital News ........6, 17 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ....... 2,18, 20 Today in History........17 Church News ........... 13 Sunday School Lesson .. 13 State News Briefs ...... 3 More on Viet Nam ......5 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Mining States Must Prevent, Cure Scars, Scranton Tells Group LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)-Gov. Scranton said today that mining states must prevent and cure mine scars while insuring the continued economic health of the industry. In a report prepared for the National Governor's Conference Committee on Natural Resources, Scranton said: "On the basis of past experience in Pennsylvania, it seems clear that all states have three basic responsibilities in the recovery of mineral resources and its effect on land and water conservation and reclamation. "First, to prevent current and future destruction of the land by Please Turn to Page 8, Col. Partly cloudy and colder tonight with snow flurries, low zero to 12 above. Friday partly cloudy and continued cold. Sunrise 5:03-Sunset 5:50 Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. m. - 7.00 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 7.00 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Wednesday low 32; High 35. Overnight low 28. Precipitation .31 inches. Mid - State Airport Wednesday I o w 26; High 36. Overnight low 17. At Curwensville Dam... Flood Waters Receding Slowly CURWENSVILLE-Trapped flood waters behind the Curwensville Dam are receding slowly but its going to take the next several days to restore the pool to normal. Water in the big flood control reservoir crested late Tuesday afternoon at a sea level elevation of nearly 1,187 feet, or about 32 feet above*--- normal. The dam has a spillway elevation of 1,228 feet. At this point water would be backed up some 14 miles in a lake that would spread over more than 3,000 acres. Since Tuesday's crest the water level a* the dam has dropped only four feet. One of the three flood control gales is wide open and another is open halfway. The increased discharge has raised the river stage at Clearfield to seven feet. It has been stationary since reaching that level early yesterday afternoon. Curlis Klobe, tender at the dam, estimated earlier in the week that it may take 10 days Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Dry Weather In East May Be Over WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Weather Bureau said today that it may well be that the abnormally dry weather which has predominated over the Northeast for the past four years has finally come to an end. The bureau's weekly crop bulletin said the upper wind pattern over the area - a part of the belt of westerly winds which circles the earth - is favorable for wet weather. "If this pattern persists, the drought is over, although its effects will linger for some time," the bulletin said. Way Hunted To Turn Off Niagara Falls EDITOR'S NOTE - The Army Corps of Engineers is seriously looking into means of turning off the water at Niagara Falls to patch up the crumbling rock. Here is a less-than-serious look at other engineering feats still on the drawing board.) By JERRY BUCK NEW YORK (AP) - Niagara Falls has gotten a notice that its water may soon be turned off. Did they forget to pay last month's water bill? Or is it an antihoneymoon plot hatched by the likes of those who planned to blow up the Statue of Liberty? No, it's just the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The engineers are looking for a way to turn off the falls to give it a face-lifting. Rock slides, it seems, are threatening to ruin the American side of the falls. Although the announcement came from the Corps of Engineers, it can be revealed that the idea originated in one of the Higher Budget For Education No Surprise By G. K. HODENFIELD ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -Four short years ago the nation's school administrators urged the- government to invest an astronomical $8 billion in education and were roundly criticized for their presumption and their naivete. Wednesday night President Johnson told the same group that his budget this year proposed a $10-billion investment in education and no one was even surprised. And that's the way it is in education - reality keeps gaining on the dream. It never quite catches up, and often it falls far behind, but it remains forever in pursuit. The President told the American Association of School Administrators he is sending Congress five top priority requests. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Williams Seeks Re-election To Centre Co. Post STATE COLLEGE-Albert F. Williams, above, of State College has announced he is a candidate for re-election as Centre County Republican Chairman. Mr. Williams, who is in the insurance and real estate business in the State College and Belle-fonte areas, is a native of Lackawanna County and attended public schools there before entering Penn State. His university studies were interrupted by World War II in which he served three years in the combat infantry in the European Theatre, Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 delegation in Washington drew up the plan for redisricting the 22 districts outside the state's largest city. They left Philadelphia's five districts to be realigned by its political leaders. William A. Meehan, Republican city chairman, said he and his Democratic counte r p a r t, Francis R. Smith, were unable to agree on how the Philadelphia districts should be redrawn so decided'to leave them the way they were. "I don't know what will happen now," Meehan said. Smith was not available for a comment. Scranton noted that Philadelphia's wards had been realign? ed iast year and said failure to reapportion the congressional districts would result in mechanical difficulties in voting. Some wards and even some precincts are now located in two districts. The governor said, in a statement, "At the time of the 1962 reapportionment, Philadelphia was ruthlessly gerrymandered. "Certainly no reapportionment plans should now be adopted which in-effect endorses and per-, petrates this discrimination." The governor's statement was accompanied by an opinion from Atty. Gen. Walter E. Alessan-droni, that read in part: "A cursory examination of the present congressional districts of Philadelphia clearly manifests a deliberate and reckless intention to establish such districts for the benefit of certain interests or of parties. The map of Philadelphia discloses a crazy quilt of con- Please Turn' to Page 8, Col. 6 United Fund Sends Check for $4,004 To Heart Association The Clearfield Area United Fund has sent a check for $4,004 to the Allegheny Mountain Heart Association as its share of the 1965 United Fund campaign. The Heart Association is not a member of the Fund. In a letter to Mrs. Kathy Bell, executive secretary of the Association, Carl A. Belin Jr., Fund president, said: "Enclosed please find a check made out to the Allegheny Mountain Heart Association in the amount of $4004. This represents the contributions of 2,705 subscribers of the Clearfield Area United Fund towards the cause of heart. "We congratulate your Association in the fine work it is performing towards the needs of heart patients and in research in heart conditions and disease. "We again invite you to join with us in a United Drive this Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 We Have Some Eye Catchers It sure didn't take long for noted advertiser to move this pump organ. "Old fashioned," said the ad and that was enough to attract the rye. Our Classified Ad gals are tricky that way; they know how to attract the eye (hope their husbands don't take that the wrong way). At any rate, call them, they can think up an eye-catching word for you too. OLD FASHIONED PUMP ORGAN: In good condition. 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