Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 19, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Some people got to the top just by being stuck in the back of the elevator. Progress Header's Tip Senate hearings and TV are aired in 'It Seems To Me' on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 42 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, February 19, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Osceola Coal Miner Is Killed Stanley Monoskey Hit by Falling Rock At Spring Valley A 50-year-old Osceola Mills R D. 1 miner was struck and kill ed by a falling rock yesterday at the W. D. Krause Coal Company's Spring Valley No. 1 mine near Clearfield. The victim was Stanley Mon oskey, a veteran of 34 years ex iperience in the mines, who died instantly of a fractured skull He was not married. State Mine Inspector Perry Gaddis of Clearfield said Mr Monoskey was in the act of mak ing room to set a prop under a piece of rock when the rock fell and struck him. The accident occurred at about noon yesterday. Mr. Gaddis, who headed the investigation, said the rock was 3 feet long, nearly 2Vi feet wide and 14 inches thick^at one end tapering to a feathered edge The feathered edge struck Mr, Monoskey, Mr. Gaddis said. �Working with the victim at the time of the accident were George Greek of Osceola Mills and Harry Vaux of Philipsburg It. D. Both escaped injury. A son of Mrs. Mary (Fijas) Monoskey and the late John Monoskey, he was born at Osceola Mills, May 3, 1915. In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sisters and a brother: Mrs. Sophia Gonzales, Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Fire Damages Home at Bigler BIGLER - A mother and her five children escaped from their two-story, frame house here last night after fire broke out in a second-floor closet. - Mrs. Donald Ross said that one of her young sons discovered the blaze. After trying to extinguish it with water, she called for help. Firemen from Clearfield and Bradford Township answered the 8:15 p. m. alarm and confined the fire to the second floor and attic. Clearfield Fire Chief Edwin Hallstrom said that damage would amount to about $2,-000. He blamed the fire on "inadequate wiring." The house, located along "the row" near the railroad track, is owned by Kenneth Shirey of Bigler. He said that it is insured. However, Mrs. Ross said that there was no insurance on the furnishings. Damage to the furniture came mostly from smoke and water. Most of the furnishings were saved. Two trucks from Clearfield and the B-J-W Company truck were on the scene for more than an hour. Although there was little flame, smoldering wood sent billows of smoke from the house. Rusk Invites Another War Vote Secretary Predicts Overwhelming Approval for President By HARRY KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of State Dean Rusk, the administration's chief foreign policy spokesman, has issued a ringing invitation to Congress to vote again on Viet Nam war policy "if there is any dbout" about it. Rusk voiced his assurance the vote would be as overwhelming as it was in 1964 when Congress handed Johnson the resolution authorizing him to act in Southeast Asia. "We'll give him a chance to find out next week," Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as the group shut down Friday the public part of its probe of the president's Viet Nam policy. Morse, the most outspoken among Senate critics of U.S. involvement in Viet Nam, said he intends to force a vote on rescinding the 1964 resolution passed after North Vietnamese PT boats attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin off Viet Nam. Morse and Sen. Ernest Gruening, D-Alaska, were the only two in Congress to vote against the resolution then: The House approved it by a 414-0 vote and the Senate went along 88 to 2. Morse said he would try to rescind the resolution by an amendment to the bill authorizing $12.3 billion in additional defense funds now pending in the Senate. His move, however, drew no support from other members of the Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., the committee chairman, ended the sessions at least temporarily after hearing Rusk give a lecture on the roads to war and peace. "I personally don't see any need for further public hearings," declared Fulbright. But he said he would let the committee decide if it would like to ask Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey to appear at closed sessions. When Rusk left he was closely guarded by a security detail reinforced after a Baltimore television station, WMAR-TV, reported it had received an anonymous telephone call from "a woman with a husky voice" who said: "Dean Rusk will be shot right between the eyes when he leaves that building In Washington." As the committee rung down the curtain on the hearings that have become the storm center of Viet Nam debate, one committee member put out an invitation to the President for some private, heart-to-hcart talks. Last week, Sen. Albert Gore, Please Turn to Page 10, Col.. 3 Twice in a Row. Bombers Hit Targets Close to Cambodia By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Vict Nam (AP) - U.S. B52 bombers using a new technique of hitting their targets twice in a row, struck at Viet Cong concentrations only two miles short of the Cambodian border today. The giant eight-engine war-planes hit three areas of western Tay Ninh Province about 75 miles northwest of Saigon in a repeat of the almost twice daily raids on the section for the past week. The planes started their one-two punch technique because the Viet Cong had felt it fairly safe to come out of hiding after one strike. Another innovation was a new fusing device to penetrate Viet Cong tunnels. It is designed to bore straight down. Its effectiveness has not yet been evaluated by ground reconnaissance, the Air Force said. Viet Cong tunnels and caves are constructed often on three levels in hard and flinty soil. Infantrymen have often run out of explosives in trying to break up the labyrinths. Today's raids were zeroed on a Viet Cong infiltration point, a central headquarters are a storage sector and a suspected training ground. The area, just inside the Vietnamese border, has long been used as a delivery point for men and supplies coming from the north via the Ho Chi Minh Trail. U.S. intelligence has placed an estimated three Viet Cong regiments in the territory struck by the B52s. The bombing raids are part of a drive against supplies from the north. Air Force and Navy carrier planes continued to fly punishing missions over North Viet Nam Friday in the constant effort to choke off Hanoi's support for the rebels in the south. F105s and F4Cs pounded 13 targets all in the area about 30 miles north of the 17th Parallel which divides North and South Viet Nam. The targets were mostly roads, bridges, buildings and some new underground storage spaces spotted around Vinh. Heavy flak was encountered on some assaults. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. � YOUNG VICTIM OF TERRORIST BOMB - A wounded and weeping Vietnamese boy is earned Toward an ambulance in Saigon after he was injured when Viet Cong terrorists exploded two claymore mines near the airport. More than 10 Vietnamese were killed and more than 50 wounded by the bombing. (AP Wirephoto by radio from Saigon) Curwensville Retail Meeting Changed CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville area retail merchants will meet Monday at 7:30 p. m instead of next Wednesday as previously planned. A spokesman for the mer chants said the meeting ' was changed because the original date fall on Ash Wednesday Monday's meeting will be held in the second floor meeting room of the American Legion Post. All Curwensville area businessmen are being urged to at tend to begin plans for a com munity - wide sales promotion next month. Cloudy, windy and much colder tonight, low zero to 10 above. Partly cloudy with a few snow flurries and colder Sunday. Sunrise 7:00-Sunset 5:52 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 6.72 feet (falling). Today 7 a.m. - 6.55 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Friday low 16; High 38. Overnight low 28. Mid . State Airport Friday low 7; High 19. Overnight low 15. Seven Perni Stale Students face Narcotics Action STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -Seven students at Pennsylva nia State University are facing grand jury action on charges stemming from narcotics raids last Feb. 9. Nine were arrested in the raids both on and off the campus, but charges against two students were dismissed Friday by Justice of the Peace Guy G. Mills. Held for the grand jury were Benjamin Ackerman, 20, Free-land R.D. 1; Mark E. Gould, 17, New York City; Richard L Stepler, 20, Chambersburg; Den nis A. Whitcopf, 23, Granada Hills, Calif., and Kenneth Doo little, 20, Newark Valley, N.Y. Charles D. Aronson, 19, Phila. delphia, and David Z. Lavine, 18, Narberth, waived hearings. Doolittle was charged with possession of a pipe used in smoking marijuana, The rest were charged with the possession of marijuana. Bonds of $100 each were con tinued. Charges of possession of mar ijuana were dismissed against James Barthold, 21, Reading, and Marvin Gerstein, 20, Kingston. State police trooper Robert E. Conner testified that when police entered the apartment of Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Additional Forgery Charges Filed Against Grampian Couple GRAMPIAN - Additional charges of forgery have been filed against a Grampian couple who have been held in the Clearfield County Jail awaiting court action. Yesterday Russell Robert Hoover, 36, and Ruby Elizabeth Welder, 31, were taken to Brook-ville where they were arraigned before a justice of the peace on forgery charges brought by State Police Detective Edward Kerr and Trooper Bernard Gorman. Both waived a preliminary hearing and were returned to the county jail where they were being held for forgery. Details Due Soon... Australia May Increase Viet Troop Commitment By FRED S. HOFFMAN CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Following talks with Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, Prime Minister Harold Holt announced today that Australia may increase its troop commitment in Viet Nam. "We hope to announce soon what Australia can do to supplement our present forces in South Viet Nam," Holt -----� told a joint news conference. Curwensville Dam Gates Are Opened Wider To Up Flow CURWENSVILLE - Additional water was being discharged from the Curwensville Dam today in an effort to restore the reservoir level to normal as quickly as possible. Following an emergency such as that of a week ago, stored water is released at a non-damaging rate as rapidly as possible in case a second emergency should follow on the heels of the first. Water is being discharged through two of the three flood control gates, one of which has been running wide open. The second gate, which had been half open until today, was raised an additional four feet this morning to the 10-foot mark. Each of the gates can be raised a maximum of 12 feet. The additional water was expected to cause another rise in the West Branch of the Sus- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Bailey Opposed In State Senate Race Dr. Earl L. Lentz Jr., a Lock Haven chiropractor, has begun circulating nominating petitions for the office of state senator now held by Daniel A. Bailey of Philipsburg, who is a candidate for re-election. Four counties, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton and Carryeron, comprise the 34th District. Clinton and Cameron were added in the recent redistricting. He said that Australia had been considering for some time what more it could do in Viet Nam but that no conclusions had yet been reached; Australia has about 1,500 combat troops in Viet Nam. About 150 anti-Viet Nam war pickets surged toward Humphrey's car today as he emerged from Parliament House following a meeting with Holt. They screamed, "We want peace" and called Humphrey a "warmonger." Police kept the demonstrators away from the vice president, but one bearded student got close to the car before he was pulled back. The noisy demonstration lasted about 10 minutes and was the rowdiest seen in Canberra in many years but police said there were no arrests. The vice president seemed to take the demonstration in good humor. He told a luncheon audience that he thought to himself on seeing the pickets: "What the prime minister will do to make me feel at home." A national newspaper carried a paid advertisement this morning addressed to "Mr. Vice President Hubert Humphrey" calling for peace in Viet Nam. The signers were listed as educators and clergymen for the most part. The advertisement asked that the United States stop bombing North Viet Nam, for a ceasefire, peace negotiations according to the Geneva agreement of 1954 and withdrawal of all U.S. military forces as soon as possible. Humphrey told the news con- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Chilly Greeting From Union Awaits Wirtz By NEIL GILBRIDE MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A chilly reception awaited Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz today despite the warm Florida sunshine as he flew in to meet labor leaders who say they are angry over the way the Johnson administration is treating them. "^Arriving effflier than originally scheduled, Wirtz brushed aside newsmens queries about the rising crescendo of labor criticism. "I'm going to stay out of your hair," Wirtz told reporters. He said he had come here early to spend the weekend in the sun with his family before addressing the Executive Council of the 13-million-mem-ber AFL-CIO Tuesday. Both Wirtz and spokesmen for AFL-CIO President George Meany said no meetings, formal or informal, were expected between the two over the weekend. "But they might bump into each other. It's a small hotel," a Meany spokesman said. Wirtz checked in shortly after midnight at the Americana Hotel, where AFL-CIO officials are holding their midwinter meetings. Several officials of the Maritime Trades Department indicated Friday the extent of labor unhappiness with the Johnson administration by openly directing their first personal criticism of .President Johnson. The chief complaint was directed at White House and Sen- $51,405 Application OKd ... County Get U. Planners S. Funds Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Reynoldsville Boy's Body Found in Creek REYNOLDSVILLE-Two firemen found wedged against a bridge pier yesterday the body of an eight-year-old boy who disappeared Feb. 11 in Sandy Lick Creek. The body of Ronald Hetrick of Reynoldsville was found about 1,000 yards downstream from where he fell through the ice. The discovery early yesterday afternoon climaxed an eight-day search. Ronald was one of four children of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hetrick of Reynoldsville. The Clearfield County Planning Commission has received notification that its application for $51,405 in federal funds to finance its comprehensive planning program has been approved by the Urban Renewal Administration. Supplemented by $17,135 in state and county grants, the federal contribution will underwrite these comprehensive county-wide planning activities for 21 months. Application was made several months ago through the Bureau of Community Development, Pennsylvania State Department of Commerce. Since that time, county planning^n&s moved somewhat slowly, pending receipt of the federal grant. The program, as submitted, calling for extensive land use, development, community resource, mapping and projected growth studies will now go into effect with the funds available. The Planning Commission will meet next Tuesday night in the county planning office to acknowledge the funds and get the program going*. The Progress was also informed of the grant by Congressman Albert W. Johnson. District Mines In County List 478,340 Tons A total of 49 mines within the Clearfield County section of the 17th Bituminous District produced 478,340 tons of coal last year, according to a report made by State Mine Inspector Perry B. Gaddis of Clearfield. The district consists of all deep and non-gaseous mines. They are located in Clearfield, Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, Tioga and Bradford counties. The Clearfield County operations employed 327 persons and were by far the largest county-wise in the district. Number of mines, employes and tonnage elsewhere were: -Centre, 12 mines, 105 employes, 50,969 tons. -Tioga, 1, 4, 5,538. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ......... 8, 9 Comics ................. 11 Sports ................. 6, 1 Obituaries .............. 10 Hospital News ........... 3 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 School News ............. 2 Church News ............ 5 Social News.......... 3, 12 News From Around World 10 Hints From Heloise - 12 Today in History ........ 4 Hello World ..............3 Bloom Announces Candidacy for Democratic Post From Detroit Woman... Soap Credited Aiding U. S. in With War DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit housewive's 40 bars of soap have been credited with helping turn a small Vietnamese village against the Viet Cong. Mrs. Alfred Schwartzenfeld read the plea of an American officer for simple items that might help win the friendship of Vietnamese villagers. The officer, Capt. Sidney L. Linver, is commander of an American advisory unit to the South Vietnamese army. "I'm not the heroine type," says Mrs. Schwartzenfeld. "I didn't do anthing." Linver disagreed In a letter he wrote her recently. "1 took the soap and our medical corpsman to a VC-controlled hamlet about two kilometers from the post," the letter read. "When the 'Doc' and I paid our call last week, the people were a little bit afraid. 13 Cases Set For Criminal Court Monday The February Clearfield County criminal court term opens Monday morning with the start of the first of 13 cases scheduled for trial. On the trial list are: Vaughn William Phillips of Houtzdale, Harry Phillips of Brisbin and Richard L. fihirj^ of Houtzdale, "burglary,. larceny and receiving stolen goods; Bus-sell L. Coudriet, Morrisdaie, burglary and larceny; John Bell, 2248 Mulligan Ave., Pittsburgh, assault and battery. Melvin Hugney, Frenchville, fornication and bastardy; Willard H. Conrad, Mineral Springs, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension; Lawrence A. Travis, Coalport, operating a motor vehicle without being li- > censed (second offense). Donald Calvert, 9 Maloney Road, DuBois, forgery and cheating by false pretense; Don-cheating by false pretense; Donald E. Calvert, 9 Maloney Road, DuBois, and Donald L. Johnson, 313 Knarr St., DuBois, sodomy; Donald E. Calvert, 9 Maloney Road, DuBois, corrupting morals of children. Richard Simmons, 631 Laura St., Philipsburg, failure to stop at Hie scene of an accident and Please Turn to Paige 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Eldon L. Bloom, above, today announced his candidacy for re-election as state committeeman in the Democratic primary this May. Mr. Bloom, Clearfield insurance man and civic worker, was first elected to the post in 1962. "I consider this a citizen's responsibility to his party and to the county as a whole," Mr. Bloom said as he announced his decision to be a candidate for the volunteer Democratic party position. His first association with Democratic party affairs in Clearfield County began in the late 1930s when he served as treasurer of the Democratic County Committee. As state committeeman he has served as contact between the county organization and the Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee. A native of Pike Township, Mr. Bloom was educated in the township schools, Curwensville High School and Lock Haven State College. He taught for 15 years in the Pike and Lawrence Township schools before establishing his own business, the Bloom Insurance Agency at Clearfield in 1944. As a longtime member of the Clearfield Borough Zoning and Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Fire Company Elects Cleaver as President, Chelgren, Fire Chief GRAMPIAN-Thornton Cleaver was elected president and Gus Chelgren Sr., fire chief, at a recent meeting of the Gram-pian-Penn-Bloom Volunteer Fire Company here. Other officers are: Byron Mullen, vice president; Lawson Bloom, secretary; Clyde Nicholson, assistant secretary; La-moine Wrigglesworth, treasurer; Thomas Simbeck, assistant chief, Grampian Borough; Ira Weber, assistant chief, Penn Township; Raymond Hepburn, Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Don't Delay Coll in Today One day? That's the absolute truth, man. One day is all it took to sell this dish washer through a Progress Classified ad. One day, mind you. And talk about low advertising cost . . . wow! Call us today. PORTABLE DISn WASHER: Mobile Maid. Excellent condition. Phone Curwensville 236-2059. 2:l2-4d-a(21) To Buy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 7*5-5535 Or Yonr Nearest Progress Office.