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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 23, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle After the Government takes enough to balance the budget, we have the job of bugeting the balance The Progress Reader's Tip New Curwensville Association is tonight's editorial topic. Turn to Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 45 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, February 23, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY U. S. Bombs Take Toll in Viet Action LBJ Labor On Collision Course Over Wage Level By NEIL GILBRIDE MIAMI BEACH, Flo. (AP) - A 20-cent argument over 6 minimum wage increase put President Johnson today on a collision course that threatened a political blowup with organized labor. "We can do it without the Democrats and without the Republicans," AFL-CIO President George Meany said of labor's demands for minimum wage and other legislation -tin Congress. - _ _ _ I Secretary of Labor W. Willard Vast Cleanup Program Asked By President WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson proposed to Con gress today a vast program to combat pollution, clean entire river basins and change from "a barren America, bereft of its beauty and shorn of its suste nance." Johnson sent Congress a long special message spelling out de tails. The message lacked any price tag for all he has in mind. put Johnson asked $50 million for a single phase - a demonstration program for cleaning rivers. "I propose that we begin now," he said, "to clean and preserve entire river basins from their sources to their mouths." The ultimate goal is to clean all of the nation's rivers, the President said, and eventually these projects will pay their own way from money local communities collect from users of the waters. Johnson had some other pro posals: That Congress authorize com pletion of the National Park Sys tern by 1972-the 100th anniver sary of Yellowstone, the first national park. He mentioned es pecially a Redwood national park in Northern California and said he will submit separate Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Coalport Council Gives Tentative Budget Approval COALPORT - Coalport Borough Council, at an adjourned session last night, tentatively approved a $35,000 budget with an accompanying increase in real estate taxes of from 12 to 13 mills. The budget is available for public inspection at the home of Secretary Paul Winslow. At the same time Council authorized a 40 per cent increase in water rates, while holding the minimum at 9,000 gallons. Customers will receive notices explaining the new rate struc ture within the near future, a spokesman said. Turning to other items, Coun cil asked for bids on March 21 on the purchase of a new fire truck. Wirtz, warning that Johnson will not bargain with big labor over the amount of a minimum wage increase, said the "antag onism" expressed by AFL-CIO leaders may jeopardize labor's goals in Congress and Johnson's efforts to prevent runaway inflation No one would say so out loud, but the atmosphere here indicated the once strong political alliance of labor and the Democratic party threatened to crumble unless somebody backs down. The AFL-CIO was a major force in the sweeping election victories of Johnson and other Democrats in 1964 The minimum wage dispute, informed* sources said, was a major symptom of a serious situation that could gravely af feet the nation's economy for years to come, this year's congressional elections and the next two presidential elections The scrap reportedly caused telephone calls from the White House to here. Details of the conversations could not be learned immediately The giant labor federation's Committee on Political Education was expected to give the first major clue today of what Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Instructions Given For Mosquito War PHILIPSBURG - Bird houses to attract purple martins, matu ral enemies of mosquitoes, should be placed by March 15, according to the committee sponsoring the project here. It is recommended that the apartment bird houses be placed approximately 12 to 14 feet above ground to attract this species of the swallow family. The committee hopes that as the birds migrate north from South America a number of them will be attracted to the community and help kill mos-quitos. Philipsburg Joycee Club Is Organized PHILIPSBURG - Allen Mc-Clure was elected president of the Philipsburg Area Jaycees at the organizational meeting held Monday evening. Other officers elected to serve the new organization are: Kenneth Ellis, vice president; Dar-rell S. Hollis, secretary; and Lynn Fink, treasurer. All men between the ages of 21 and 35 years are invited to attend the next meeting to be held in the Town Restaurant, Pine Street, Tuesday at 8 p.m. Citizens Endorse KylertownName For Interchange GRASSFLAT - Residents of Grassflat and Drifting, at a meeting Monday night in the Social Center here, unanimously supported the use of the name "Kyrertowh" for Interchange No. 21 on the Keystone Shortway. The Interchange has been labeled by the State Highway Department as the Philipsburg Interchange. Lloyd D. Shire, chairman of the Cooper Township Planning Commission, appointed the following citizens to the Grassflat-Drifting Sub-Committee: Robert Allen, Foster Duck, Clair Hartle, Voyle Hoover, Joseph Humenay, Robert Kendrick and Joseph Zelenky. Mr. Shire opened the meeting with a general talk on planning information, telling the 41 citizens present about the importance of a comprehensive plan for the entire township. It is important to establish Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise......12 Comics ................. 23 News From Around World 2 Sports ............... 16, 17 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News.......... 18 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News.......... 3, 18 Income Tax News....... 8 Church News........... 3, 6 State News Briefs ...... 21 More on Scholarships - 5 World News in Pictures 14 Planners Greet New Member, Air Programs Robert D. Jones of Ramey was welcomed as a new member of the Clearfield County Planning Commission as the organization met last night in the the planning office at Clearfield Also present to join in a dis cussion on mutual planning pro grams and problems were Hen ry E. Meyer of the Curwensville Planning Commission and David Fetter and Robert Bowersox of the recently-organized Cooper Township Planning Commission The county commission went on record favoring a proposed relocation and improvement of Route 219 north from Bells Landing to intersect with the Keystone Shortway at an interchange east of DuBois rather than an alternate plan which has been suggested by Jefferson County residents and would place the road more to the west It was the opinion of the com Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 County Native Claims Support In State Race LANCASTER, Pa. (AP)-Dr George J. Brett, a Lancaster dentist, says he is running for the Republican nomination for governor with the backing of a statewide group of independent conservative Republicans. Dr. Brett, who lives at Colum bia R.D. 1, and is a native of Clearfield County, said Blair Gunther, former state Superior Court justice and former Su preme and Superior Court pro thonotary, would run for the nomination for lieutenant gov ernor. Dr. Brett said the candidate Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Brisbin Explores Role In Poverty Program BRISBIN - Brisbin Borough Council held a special meeting last night with officials of Area 5 of Community Action in Clear field County, Inc. Purpose of the meeting was to explore the possibilities of the community sharing in the anti poverty program projects. The need for a new water supply system, complete with fire hy drants, was discussed. It was pointed out that such a system would lower the high insurance Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 At Kiwanis Meeting... County Tech School Plans Are Outlined Plans for Clearfield County's Area Technical School, including proposed courses and the prospective enrollment, were outlined by Edward T. Jacobs, director of the school, to Clearfield Kiwanians at their regular weekly dinner meeting in the New Dimelng Hotel last night. Mr. Jacobs, former head of the vocational department of the Clearfield Area Schools, is now working full time in the office of the County Superintendent of Schools on plans and preparations for the Technical School. It is hoped that the school will open in a new building in September of i907. 4-- A total of 15 courses has been I � i i ! Clearfield Council To Act March 3 On Parking Lot proposed for the school, Mr. Jacobs disclosed. Already approved by a countywide lay advisory committee and the Clearfield County Board of School Directors, the lineup of courses will next be submitted to the Department of Public Instruction at Harrisburg for approval. As presently approved, the courses to be offered, according to Mr. Jacobs, will include drafting design,' electronics, data processing diesel mechanics, dental and medical technician, auto body, auto mechanics, beauty culture, carpentry, industrial electricity, machine shop, sheet metal, welding, distributive (sales) education, and clothing design. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Action on plans for establishment of Clearfield's first municipal parking lot will be presented for official action by Clearfield Borough Council at the next Council meeting Thursday, March 3. Councilmen and the Clearfield Municipal Parking Authority held an informal meeting Monday night at which time Authority members answered questions concerning the proposed lot and its operation. Since it was not an official meeting of Council, no definite action could be taken. Pet Product Firm Moving In. . New Industry To Occupy Building at Curwensville By EDWARD E. MORGAN Progress Staff Writer CURWENSVILLE - Acquisition of the former Knit-Tone building at Beech and Hill Streets to house a new industry was announced today by the Curwensville Development Corporation. M. H. Lezzer, president of the corporation, said the building will be occupied by Superior Pet Products, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation wholly owned by Howes Leather Co., Inc. Production is expected to begin soon with about 25 men and women employed at the start, Mr. Lezzer said. Superior Pet Products manufactures a consumable rawhide dog bone. The bone was developed and has been produced exclusively at the Curwensville tannery and the demand by suppliers of pet products has been nothing short of sensational, Mr. Lezzer said. Dogs relish them as both a toy and taste treat, Mr. Lezzer explained. The bones are highly-nutritional, containing 60 per cent protein, and at the same time satisfy the chewing needs of dogs of all ages. The trade name of the product is "Bon-Bone" and the major distributor is Hartz-Mountain, a nationally-known pet supplier. The product underwent extensive development and testing over a two-year period which involved an appreciable expenditure, according to Ralph M. Moore, the company's labor relations director. Part of the research was done by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Patents are pending on both the process and product. "Estimated production at our new facility will be at least two million bones per year," Mr. Moore said. "However, under the proposed expansion program sales could easily double within the next year or two." As marketing service grows, the company intends to expand its production into several related products and possibly in the future into pet supply products made of materials other than raw hide. "Our estimated projection of current operations would demand not only the entire space leased in the new building provided, but an expansion of this to an extent discussed previously with the Curwensville Development Corporation," Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Lock Haven Man To Seek Senate Post LOCK HAVEN - Dr. Earl L. Lentz Jr., above, of Lock Haven, today announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the State Senate from the new 34th Senatorial District, comprising Cameron, Centre, Clearfield and Clinton counties. Dr. Lentz is currently serving as the chairman of the Clinton County Republican Committee, He is a graduate of the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Testimony Completed In Cose Against Man From Hopewell Daniel Lee Hart, a 21-year-old road construction worker from Hopewell, Pa., was tried in the Clearfield County Courts this morning on charges of corrupt ing the morals of a minor and fornication. The case involves a 17-year-old retarded girl. Testimony in the case was completed by noon. At the conclusion of the trial Leo T. Walk Sr. was scheduled for a new trial for burglary and larceny. Walk was granted a new trial on a writ of habeas corpus filed while he was serving time in the Western Penitentiary. He had claimed his Constitutional rights were violated during the prosecution of the original charges. Considerable cloudiness with'a few snow flurries tonight, low 18 to 24. Mostly cloudy Thursday with little temperature change. Sunrise 6:54-Sunset 5:57 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 5.05 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.00 feet (falling). Scranton To list Topics, Too... Special Session Decision Near HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Scranton said he would decide today when to call a special session of the General Assembly and what topics should be considered. House Majority Leader Joshua Eilberg said, however, that Scranton already has decided to convene the session on Monday. 28. Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 17; High 5. Overnight low 23. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 14; High 26. Overnight low 21. Five-Day Forecast Feb. 24-28: Temperatures will average near the normal highs of 35 to 39 and lows of 19 to 22. It will be a little warmer about Thursday, with little change Friday and Saturday, then a little warmer again about Sunday. Precipitation will total about one-half inch melted, occurring as light snow or snow flurries Friday and Saturday and as rain or snow about Monday. First Apollo Launch Hoped for Thursday Under Clear Skies CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - Weather experts studied cloud patterns today, hoping for break that* would enable the space agency to reschedule the first launching of an unmanned Apollo moonship for Thursday. A Saturn IB, most powerful rocket ever built by the United States, was to have boosted the Apollo into space today. But the shot was postponed Tuesday night when weathermen forecast heavy clouds, wind and rain in the Cape Kennedy area. Meteorologists planned to meet at 4:30 p.m. to determine if conditions might be acceptable for a launching at 7:45 a.m. Thursday. In case the firing is put off until Friday, a weather satellite launching which had been scheduled that day tentatively Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 10-Inch Snowfall Poses Problems In Central Texas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A wind-blown snow storm let a covering up to more than 10 inches in the central part of Texas today and the belt of pre cipitation extended deep into some Southern areas. Two inches of snow hit Del Rio, on the Mexican border, and three inches covered normally sunny San Antonio. Heaviest amounts were 10 inches and more at Mercury, in the central region. Hazardous - driving warnings were issued. Austin reported six inches of snow. Public and parochial schools were closed and classes were suspended at least until noon for 2(5,000 students at the University of Texas. Freezing temperatures chilled many sections of Texas except most of the immediate coastal areas. The mercury dropped to 28 at San Antonio and Austin and 16 at Lubbock, which had no snow. Highways were closed Tues- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Glendale Lake Rising, Ice Still Not Safe COALPORT - Glendale Lake at nearby Prince Gallitzin State Park was reported within 3M> feet of normal level today and still rising. Although the lake is still ice-covered, Park Superintendent Ronald Dentler warned against ice skating. He said the ice is not thick enough yet to be con-sicered safe. BULLETIN HARRISBURG (AP)-Re,pub-lican legislators unveiled today a new Congressional reapportionment plan but said they would not ask Gov. Scranton to call a special session unless there was some basic agreement with Democrats. Government Of Syria Toppled By Socialists By DAVID LANCASHIRE BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Left-wing army officers in Damascus overthrew the Socialist government of Syria before dawn today, arrested government leaders and closed the country's borders. The coup - the 15th in troubled Syria since 1949 - was broadcast by Damascus radio in a series of communiques that indicated the rebels planned to speed up the country's march toward socialism. Army units seized power at 3 a.m. while Damascus slept, and arrested Gen. Amin Hafez, head of state and chairman of the Presidency Council, Prime Minister Salah Bitar and Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammed Omran. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Eilberg even listed the subjects: A proposed increase in manpower for the state police, subsidence protection for homeowners in the bituminous coal fields, construction of community colleges^ an interstate mine compact, a school district reorganization moratorium for those districts with appeals pending, So cial security for state and school employes, and implementation to permit retired judges to be re called for temporary duty to help ease court backlogs. Eilberg said his information came from Senate Majority Leader Stanley G. Stroup, R Bedford. Since the current 1966 session of the legislature is restricted by the constitution to fiscal matters a special session must be called to consider any other type of legislation. It may run concur rently with the fiscal session. Eilberg said he felt congres 371 Reds Lose Lives In Attacks Escalation Will Mean Call Up of Reserves, McNamara Says BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara told Congress today that if the Communists escalate the war in Asia Reservists will have to be called to active duty. "Such a contingency," McNamara told a joint session of the Senate's Arraed Services Committee and Appropriations subcommittee, "would necessitate at least a partial mobilization, including the callup of some or all of our Reserve forces and the extension of active duty tours." By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The U.S. military command reported today at least 371 Communists killed after 24 hours of intensive bombardment by planes, artillery and 7th Fleet destroyers. Four strikes by U.S. Air Force F100 Super Sabres caught two companies of Viet Cong in the open near Phan Thiet, on the coast 100 miles cast of Saigon, and killed 110 Reds, spokesmen said. The jets swooped down on the Communists to aid government troops tied up in heavy fighting with the Viet Cong. As explosives rained down on the Communists with new fury, Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Bulletin ERIE - Clearfield St. Francis and North East St. Gregory high school basketball teams will meet March 5 for the Erie Diocese Class C championship, Father James Fahey, director of youth activities in the Diocese announced late this morning. The game will be played on the North East nigh School gym. Produces Explosive Testimony... State Police Wiretapping Use Of Reported By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - Two members of a special House committee investigating the state police said they' were directed to the question of illegal wiretapping on the complaints of troopers in the force. Certain troopers suspect that their phones had been tapped by other members of the state police," Committee Chairman Ronald G. Lench, D-Beaver, and Rep. Herbert Fineman, D-Philadelphia, said at the conclusion of hear-  ings Tuesday. The hearings produced explosive testimony from Slate Police Del. Angelo Carcaci who said under oath that wiretapping devices had been used on occasion by the department in the conduct of investigation. Commissioner E. Wilson Pur-dy declared a bit later in a telephone interview that he had no knowledge of such activity. Wiretapping, or the interception of any telephone and telegraph communications by any police organization or individual, is unconditionally prohibited under a 1957 law enacted by the general assembly. Bugging rooms with microphones to overhear conversations is not barred, however. "If this man used them (wiretaps), he did so on his own," Assistance Asked For Burned-Out Pine Glen Folks PINE GLEN - Fire of unknown origin destroyed the 2V4 story frame house of Mrs. Nettie McCullough here Monday at 2 p. m. The house was the last one on the Centre County side of the Susquehanna River on Rt. 879. Edward Hoover of Pine Glen noticed smoke coming from the house as he drove past. The fire had interrupted telephone service in the, area and Mr. Hoover drove a mile before finding a phone in service to call for assistance. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Administration, RFK Closer On Viet Nam Policy By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the Johnson administration have moved closer on Viet Nam policy but the peace pact may be shaky because of remaining differences. Out of a round of White House and senatorial activity Tuesday there emerged Kennedy's stated belief at a news conference that there are no differences between his and President Johnson's views on these issues: -He does not advocate but does not believe the door should be shut to the admission of Communists to an interim government - even before elections are held - if peace negotiators feel this is necessary. -If elections are held, the United States should abide by the outcome, even if it puts Communists into a permanent government. Kennedy, a New York Demo- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Damage Totals $250 In Philipsburg Mishap PHILIPSBURG - Damage totalled $250 in a collision here yesterday. Although police took one of the drivers to a physician's office to be checked, no injuries were listed. Officer Robert Trump reported the accident occurred at 3:35 p. m. on North Front Street, north of the Locust Street intersection, when Mrs. Betty J. Watro, 23, of Philipsburg R. D., pulled out of a service station. She told police that an unknown driver, headed south on Front Street, stopped in the right lane and waved her across traffic. She was struck by C. B. Wachsmuth, 64, of Mechanics-burg, who was moving south in-the middle lane to make a left turn onto Locust Street. Mrs. Watro was checked in a physician's office. Damage to her car was estimated at $100 and damage to the Wachsmuth car at $150. District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 96 Injured ................49 Damages ........ $53,750 Deaths ................ 4 Deaths Elsewhere - 1 A Year Ago Accidents ............ S6 Injured............... 58 Damages ........ $57,200 Deaths ................ 1 Deaths Elsewhere .... 1 ;