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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 22, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's ChuckU Almost everyone knows the difference between right and wrong - some just hate to make decisions. K�aa�rs up Two young Americans die heroically in Viet fighting. Read stories on Page 7. Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, February 22, 1966 Vol. 60 - No. 44 Our 56th Year 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Americans Hunt Reds on Two Fronts At Philipsburg-Osceola..  New Salary Schedule Is Asked by Teachers PHILIPSBURG - A wide variety of topics ranging from teachers' salaries to taxation was covered during a 3'/a-hour meeting of the Interim Operating Committee of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District last night in the senior high school. Kenneth Lingenfelter, chairman of the salary committee of the local branch of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and Harold Laich, local PSEA president, presented a proposal to initiate a new teachers' salary schedule on the local ----1 level. Democrats Fill Statewide Slate, Bolster Treasury By JACK LYNCH HARRISBURG (AP) - With their statewide ticket finally-complete and their treasury a little healthier, Pennsylvania's organization Democrats moved toward the gubernatorial campaign today still facing one major problem. Their candidate, state Sen. Robert P. Casey of Scran-ton, and former Gov. George M. Leader filled some 2,500 party faithful with campaign fire at a fund raising dinner Monday night but Milton Shapp, an independent candi--:-:--f date, served notice of trouble Philipsburg Man Guilty In Road Case It took a jury just about an hour yesterday afternoon to find Richard Simmons of 631 Laura St., Philipsburg, guilty of failure to stop at the scene of an accident and identify himself. Simmons was the first defendant to go to trial during the February term of Clearfield County criminal court. He will be sentenced at the March session of Plea Court. Gars driven by Simmons and Sherman KraUse of Osceola Mills collided on the night of Sept. 4, 1965, on Route 53 be-' tween Osceola Mills and Houtz-dale. About $80 damage was caused to Krause's car and about $13 to Simmons. Both Krause and his brother, Lee, said they had just left an eating place with their wives and were starting toward Osceola Mills when a car, later identified as Simmons', rounded a curve partly on their side of the road. They testified they went off Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Survivor of Fatal Accident Remains In Fair Condition A Curwensville woman remained in fair condition at the Clearfield Hospital today with injuries suffered in a two-car collision early Sunday morning near Clearfield which claimed the life of her husband of less than four months. Mrs. Sylvia Johnson, 24, has shown some improvement, according to a hospital spokesman, but the full extent of her injuries has not yet been determined pending additional X-rays. Her husband, J. Bertch Johnson, also 24, was fatally injured in the crash which occurred on Route 322 a half-mile east of Clearfield at 12:20 a.m. Sunday. The driver of the other car escaped injury. Anti-Poverty Unit Airs Project Plans At Osceola Meeting OSCEOLA MILLS-Municipal leaders from Area 5 of Community Action in Clearfield County, Inc., met last night in the fire hall here to discuss plans for projects under the anli-povcrty program. Stanley Crum of Clearfield, assistant director of the county organization, outlined various projects that have been proposed in other areas. Much of the discussion centered on a multi - purpose building. Mr. Crum stated that the Area 2 project for such a center will be submitted to Washington for approval next week. The Rev. Louis L. Trotta, area chairman, presided. The' Rev. C. H. Kulp raised a question concerning the Brisbin water system and inquired if funds would be available to place new water lines. Announcement was made that the area board of directors will meet at 8 p. in. Monday in the Houlzdale Episcopal Church. to come. Shapp, a wealthy Philadeljphia businessman who intends to oppose Casey for the party's gubernatorial nomination in the May 7 primary, accused top leaders of a "display of arrogance" for refusing to allow him to speak at the dinner. Democratic state chairman John S. Rice tried to placate Shapp by offering him a seat in a reserved section in front of the head table where the organization candidates and other party leaders were seated. "I would rather sit with the regular Democrats," said Shapp taking a seat hack in the crowd at the state Farm Show Building. The diners responded enthusiastically to attacks on the Scran-ton administration by both Casey and Leader and gave Leader perhaps the biggest cheer of the night with his pledge of full support and work in behalf of the ticket. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Madness Reigns In Hew Orleans By BILL CRIDER NEW ORLEANS (AP)-Mardi Gras madness sweeps New Orleans today - a great upswell-ing of foolishness and fun before the austerity of Lent. Thousands caper in the streets in the craziest costume and mask they can devise, a tradition going back to the days of French rule. The maskers - devils, angels, dancing girls, Ihidans, Franken-steins, peacocks, armoured knights, hairy gorillas, to name just a few - get cracking early on Fat Tuesday, crowding the midtown area by noon. . Somewhere among the maskers reportedly will be Lynda Bird Johnson, elder daughter of Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 3 Mr. Lingenfelter presented the directors with folders on the current state-mandated salary schedule, the proposed local salary schedule and other pertinent information requested by the IOC's personnel committee at a special meeting five weeks ago today. The teachers were grouped un-(Jer three primary classifications: 1 - those holding a standard certificate; 2 - those holding a college certificate or a bachelor's degree; 3 - those holding a master's degree. It was pointed out that school administrators and supervisors come under a different heading. Mr.,.. Lingenfelter noted that the maximum salaries under the local stale are the- same as those now under the state-mandated pay schedule, with one exception; Under, the state scale, a class 1, first-year teacher receives a minimum of $4,500, Mr. Lingenfelter pointed out, adding that under the proposed local scale this amount would be raised to $4,800 and thus attract more teachers. The proposal calls for two increments of $300 over the state -mandated maximum level and would raise the class 1 maximum to $7,200, class 2'to'$7,500 and class 3. to $8,100. These increments would be payable over a two-year period. Mr. Lingenfelter pointed out that the proposal, if adopted, would affect 52 teachers at the end of the current school year and another. 44 beginning next September. The proposal, if adopted this year, would cost the school rboard-$15,600. - Mr. Laich told the directors that the committee is mainly concerned with the 52 teachers who have reached their maximum salaries. He noted that the organization is aware of the problems faced by the IOC regarding reorganization of the school district. It was brought out that the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Series Features State Senatorial Scholarship Plan What's the fuss all about with state senatorial college scholarships? The. critics question whether the expressed purpose of such scholarships. - assisting worthy and deserving students-is being truly and adequately served under the present system of state senators' dispensing them as favors. The subject is examined pro and con in a three-part state spotlight series written by The Associated Press' Harrisburg education specialist Vincent P. Carocci. The first installment of the usual education column appears tonight on Page 5. Tot of Output Up... County's Deep Mines Top One Million Tons For the first time in some 20 years Clearfield County's deep mines have produced more than a million tons of coal. According to a report issued today by State Mine Inspector Gerald F. Moody of Clearfield,. the underground mines produced 1,102,777 tons during 1965 as compared -fwith 818,497 in 1964. UMW, Coal Industry 1 Total tonnage from deep open Contract Talks Slated Next Week WASHINGTON (AP) - Contract talks between the United Mine Workers and the soft coal industry will start here next week. No date was set however, as W. A. (Tony) Boyle, mine workers president, and Edward G. Fox, president of the Bituminous Coal Operators Association, agreed Monday to start the talks next week. The Mine Workers Policy Committee, which makes contract recommendations, reportedly was interested in fringe benefits and manpower training as well as wages when it met here last weeK. One of the fringe Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 2 pit and auger operations in the county during the year was 7,-128,882. This was some 155,000 tons more than 1964 and about 300,000 more than 1963. The 7.1 million tons mined in: the county last year represents almost 9 per cent of the total bituminous output for Pennsylvania. The biggest gain came from the deep, mines although the open pit mures showed a higher output toe - up almost 42,000 tons to 5,898,565 tons last year. The only drop was in auger production - down almost 170,-000 tons to 127,540. Following an industry trend of recent years the number of employes in the county's mining industry dropped again. In 1964 it was 2,301. Last year the figure fell to 2,150. Most of the Please Turn to Page 6, Col, 6 Mostly cloudy and a little warmer tonight with occasional light snow flurries. Low tonight 16 to 22. Wednesday considerable cloudiness with a few snow flurries and little temperature change. Sunrise 6:56-Sunset 5:56 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 5.85 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.90 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Monday low 9; High 20. Overnight low 17. Mid - State Airport Monday low 7; High 18. Overnight low 14. Inside The Progress Classified Ads .. .. 12, 13 Hints From Heloise 16 Comics____ .. 15 News From Around World 6 Sports............... 10, 11 Obituaries............... 3 Hospital News .......... 2 Editorial, Columns -... 4 Social News ....... 8, 13, 16 Today in History .. 4 Church News .......... 2, 3 State News Briefs ...... 13 Businessmen To Promote Town... Association Formed To Aid Curwensville CURWENSVILLE - More than 30 Curwensville area business people met here last night and organized what will be known officially as the Curwensville Community Association. The aim of the association is to promote Curwensville as a friendly, progres- sive community in which to live, shop, work and play. One of its first projects will be to plan a major community-wide sales event this spring and follow through with similar organized promotions on a regular basis. James H. French, a partner in Robison Printing Co., was elected president of the group. Other officers are: Homer M. Neff, Neff Hardware, vice president; Jack Goodman, Goodman's IGA, secretary; and A. Wilson Straw, president of the Curwensville State Bank, treasurer. In his first act as president Mr. French appointed a six-member executive committtee and a by-laws committee and delegated the two groups to come up with a working schedule for the association. Appointed to the executive committee were: Kenneth Lez-zer, Lezzer Lumber Co.; Edward Stoyek, Western Auto Store; Gerald Buzzard, Way's + Stationery Store; William Ko-vach, Kovach's Department Store; Jacob Kantar, Kantars Inc.; and Jack Heatherdale, manager of the A & P Store. On the by-laws committee are Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 JAMES H. FRENCH FLU EPIDEMIC SPREADS LOS ANGELES (AP) - The death toll continues to rise in an influenza epidemic that has spread throughout California, closing schools and slowing business. Wirtz Hopes To Patch Rift... AFL-CIO Drafts Arguments Against LB J Wage By NEIL GILBRIDE MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The AFL-CIO drafts further argument today against an White House proposal to limit-Wage increases', while Secretary of Labor W. WiliarS Wirfr tries to patch holes in the Johnson administration's alliance with organized labor. Wirtz is staying an extra day to talk with officials of the big labor federation, who Monday rejected his pleas to heed President Johnson's wage guidelines.  Wirtz reportedly found deeper discontent among the labor chiefs than he had bargained New Clearfield W. L Grant Store Manager Named Jack H. Strayer, above, has been appointed manager of the W. T. Grant store at 229 East Market St., Clearfield. Mr. Strayer comes to Clearfield from Danville where he served as manager of the store there. He replaces Charles Hughes who- has retired after 35 years service with Grant's. The new manager joined the organization in 1959 as a management trainee after serving in the U. S. Navy Air Force. He has served at Grant stores at Altoona, Montoursville, Reading, Sunbury and Williamsport in addition to Danville. Mr. Strayer was graduated from Hollidaysburg High School in 1956 where he lettered in football and baseball. He is a member of the Juniata Masonic Lodge of Hollidaysburg. Mr. Strayer and his wife are the parents of three children: Jeffrey Scott, 5; Julie Ann, 3; and Jacqueline Jean, 2. Penn State Students To Donate Blood UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP)-An estimated 1,200 students have sighed up for a "Bleed-in" Wednesday and on Thursday at Pennsylvania State University. A bloodmobile from the Johnstown Regional Blood Center will accommodate the university students at 27 stations on campus. The first 400 pints are earmarked for the Johnstown center and the remainder will go to the Department of Defense for its disposal, including shipment to Viet Nam. for. "I think he got the message," said one member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council which held several hours of talks with Wirtz behind closed doors. The federation's Economic Council today begins drafting a report which is expected to bolster opposition to any federal plan to restrict wage demands without also controlling increases In prices and profits. The report, informed sources said, also will argue that the nation's strong economy can afford both the guns of its war needs in Viet Nam and the butter of Johnson's "Great Society" program. The federation is expected to urge Johnson and Congress to impose excess profit taxes on corporations instead of trying to hold down the income of wage earners. In another meeting, AFL-CIO maritime officials met to map plans for their threatened boycott of hundreds of foreign ships - including those of U.S. allies - that deal with North Viet Nam. Although the encounter between Wirtz and the AFL-CIO hierarchy was described by both sides as amicable, Wirtz said the labor leaders forcefully expressed their views against White House guide lines that try to limit wage hikes at 3.2 per cent a year. AFL-CIO President George Meany said the action of Johnson's economic advisors, in failing to boost the figure to 3.6 per cent in line with the big 1965 increase in the Gross National Product, "smacks of trickery." Wirtz told the AFL-CIO leaders he was not enough of an economist to say whether labor contentions that the guidelines should also apply to booming industry profits was "a proper comparison." Police Probe Explodes Into Angry Exchange By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP)-A special House investigation into the morale and manpower needs of the state police erupted into angry dispute today amid charges of "Gestapo tactics" and "political demagoguery." State police counsel Perrin Hamilton charged that the hearings "took an unfortunate political turn" Monday with the testimony of former Commissioner Frank G. McCartney. McCartney accused his successor, Col. E. Wilson Purdy, of "lying" about morale and administration of the department during his regime. "I am greatly concerned about the effect of the demagoguery we heard here yesterday," Hamilton declared shortly after the Weather Key To Launch Of First Saturn By JIM STROTHMAN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - Predictions of marginal weather - high winds and too many clouds - remained the main concern today as the countdown progressed toward Wednesday morning's scheduled flight of the first Saturn IB rocket and Apollo moonship. Weather permitting, the 225 foot-tall Saturn IB, with enough fuel on board to give it one-twentieth of the explosive ca pacity of the A-bomb that leveled Hiroshima, is due to rum ble skyward at 7:45 a.m. EST on a 39-minute jaunt to a target area in the Atlantic Ocean 5,300 miles southeast of Cape Kennedy. Riding on its nose will be an unmanned version of the cone-shaped Apollo spaceship which will carry three Americans to the moon. This will be the maid-1 en flight for both the 650-ton Saturn IB - the most powerful rocket ever built by the United States - and the Apollo moonship. Hundreds of industrial executives, representing numerous companies which pooled their top talent to piece together the space-age marvel, plan to be on hand to witness the blast-off. The launch will be carried on the three major television networks. The Saturn lB's 1.6-million pound-thrust first stage and souped-up 200,000-pound thrust second stage are designed to lift 37,000 pounds into earth orbit That is 10,000 pounds more than the Soviet Proton 1, the heaviest payload ever launched. During this first mission, how ever, the Saturn IB will only lob the Apollo spacecraft 310 miles high and 5,300 miles down the Eastern Test Range. Push Search After B52 Attacks Viet Cong Offer Only Token Resistance; Major Battle Hinted By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON South Viet Nam (AP) - Thousands of American fighting men hunted the Viet Cong on two fronts today after B52 superfortresses bombed only a few miles ahead of them to crumble Communist defenses. Troops of the U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile, Division found 38 Viet Cong dead and evidence of considerably more Red casualties after moving into a Communist triangle 10 to 12 miles south of Bong Son in the coastal plains 300 miles northeast of Saigon. At times the eight-engine Air Force bombers from ' Guam dropped their 500- and 750-pound bombs only two to three miles in front of the advancing cavalrymen. U.S. spokesmen said the air cavalry killed another 20 Viet Cong Monday raising the division's total of Communist dead since it began operations in the ricefields on the South China Sea coast Jan. 25 to a total of 1,130. In the jungles 35 miles northwest of Saigon, thousands of U.S. infantrymen began Operation Mastiff in an attempt to cripple Viet Cong forces operating on the capital's doorstep. Like the air cavalrymen, the 1st Infantry Division combed the thick forests after the area had been softened up by B52s. Although the six or seven war-hardened Viet Cong -regiments in the area, perhaps 8,400 men, Please Turn to Page 6, Col. Z Is Returns UF Check The Allegheny Mountain Heart Association yesterday returned a check for $4,004 to the Clearfield Area United Fund with a letter explaining why the association could not accept the funds. The check had been sent to the association last week as its share of the 1965 United Fund campaign. Kathy Bell, executive secretary of the association, in the letter to Carl A. ilelin Jr., UF president, said that the association bylaws prevented the organization from accepting the funds. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Robert Johnson Chester Hill Planners Act on Zoning Law CHESTER HILL - Plans for zoning the community into residential, commercial and industrial areas were advanced last night at the second meeting of the Borough Planning Commission. Another meeting will be held Monday to prepare a zoning ordinance listing uses, requirements and restrictions so that it may be presented to Borough Council. Last night's meeting was held in the home of Ronald R. Stoltz. Other commission members present were Wayne Kelly, James Imperial, Roy Wilson and Role by U. N. WASHINGTON (AP) - U.N. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg says he is confident the U.N. Security Council will be helpful in promoting a settlement of the Viet Nam war. After meeting with President Johnson for more than three hours Monday, Goldberg told newsmen the Viet Nam situation calls for patience and fortitude. He said the United States never held the view that the United Nations was the appropriate agency to conduct actual peace negotiations. Instead, he said, the decision to take the Viet Nam case before the Security Council was to interest member nations in promoting an honorable peace. Some member nations are -working in that direction although debate in the Security Council has been adjourned for two and a half weeks, he added. Asked for comment on a suggestion by Canada's external affairs minister, Paul Martin, Please Turn to Paige 6, Col. 6 Morrisdale Soldier Nears End of Duty In South Viet Nam MORRISDALE - Spec. 4 George L. Davis Jr., 25, above, of Morrisdale R. D., is nearing the end of a tour of duty in South Viet Nam. Spec. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Davis, has been in Viet Nam since last May with a transportation unit. He is due to be discharged in April. Davis, a graduate of Philipsburg-Osceola High School, has been in the Army since 1964. Call for Session Special May Be Issued Tomorrow HARRISBURG (AP) - Because of the holiday, Gov. Scranton will not issue a call today for a special session of the General Assembly as had been expected, his office announced. "Most likely he will issue the call tomorrow," Jack L. Conmy Scranton's press secretory said. It had been expected that the governor would call today for a special session to include a number of topics for legislative consideration. But the fact that it is George Washington's Birthday has causedf- a change in plans. Republican and Democratic legislative leaders, meanwhile, scheduled a morning conference to resume discussions aimed at reaching accord on congressional reapportionment. Scranton reportedly reached his decision to call the special session, probably to convene Monday, after a meeting Monday with the GOP leadership. Sources said the chief executive was alrtiost certain to include these topics in his proclamation : A boost in manpower for the state police; community college construction by the State Public School Building Authority; a school district reorganization moratorium for those districts contesting a realignment in the courts; an interstate mine compact; and implementation legislation to permit retired judges to be recalled for temporary duty to ease court backlogs. Other potential subjects, according to the sources, included highway beautification and bituminous mine subsidence. Congressional reapportionment was still a doubtful subject, according to those close to the governor. Scranton has insisted that both parties first agree to general plans before he would call a session on the redistricling and it was in this light that the leader- Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 4 ;