Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 25, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle To make a long story short,*1 there's nothing like the boss, walking in. 1 The Progress Reader's Tip Special program under way at Philipsburg State General Hospital. See Page 3. Vol. 60 - No. 47 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwemyille, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, February 25, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Seeks To Counter Attack on LB J's War Authority... -� � . ... ' i ii__i Administration Musters Senate Forces BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) - The sharpest congressional critic of American policy in Viet Nam, Sen. Wayne Morse, asserted today that the $4.8-billion bill to provide more funds to fight the war would expand the conflict into Thailand. "A vote for this bill is not a vote to support the men already there," the Oregon Democrat said in a speech released in advance of Senate delivery. By HARRY KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) - The administration is mustering its forces to counter an attack on President Johnson's Viet Nam war authority and to deliver a vote of confidence one supporter hopes will be a clear warning to Hanoi. With Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey doing a little lobbying in the background, the Senate moved toward the climax of the debate. Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore.( was set to give his argument today why Congress should rescind its 1964 resolution that ga/e President Johnson a blank check to carry on what Morse calls an illegal war. Morse promised that after giving senators the weekend to think over his case he will ask Monday that his proposal be attached as a rider to the bill authorizing an additional $4.8 billion in funds for the war. The vote on his amendment,. Morse contends, will be a vote on President Johnson's policy. But Sen. Richard B. Russell, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told newsmen that when Morse launches his move Monday he will intro- duce as a substitute for the Or-egonian's his own amendment reaffirming the 1964 resolution. "It might mean that the lives of American boys will be spared if we can get the message home to (North) Viet Nam and that we have put our hands to the plow and do not intend to turn back," the Georgia Democrat said. - Humphrey had a date today for another meeting with 200 Congress members to plug administration policy with his report on his nine-nation Asian trip. Republicans and Democrats who heard the vice president's briefing Thursday called it impressive and persuasive. The $4.8-billion authorization is one of two bills which President Johnson requested Congress to approve to cope with emergencies during the remainder of the fiscal year ending June 30. The other, authorizing $415 million in economic aid for South Viet Nam, Laos, Thailand and the Dominican Republic, passed the House Thursday by a roll-call 350-27 vote. The bill merely authorizes the expenditures. Actual funds must be appropriated later. The total includes $275 million to help bolster the economy of South Viet Nam and to rebuild its war-ravaged villages, $7,5 million each for Laos and Thailand, $25 million for the Dominican Republic, and $100 million for the President's contingency fund. The latter fund is used for unforeseen emergencies. Republicans tried to spell out that the money should be used in the nations named and sought to reduce and eliminate the ex- tra funds for contingencies. They lost all the fights. The only amendment approved - it was accepted by the bill's managers - provided that none of the contingency funds may be used to help nations that allow their ships or planes to carry any material into North Viet Nam. It is similar to a restriction put into the 1965 foreign-aid bill and allows the President to waive it if he reports to Congress that the action is neces- Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 8 Against House Changes... County Commissioners Oppose Reapportionment . The Clearfield County Commissioners yesterday went on record as,being opposed to House reapportionment as it presently affects Clearfield County under a recent Supreme Court ruling. In other action at a regular semi-monthly meeting the three-member board made these appointments: -Guy Thomas, DuBois, chief commissioners' clerk. -Catherine Strange, Morrisdale, ass istant chief clerk. -Robert D. Jones, Bigler Township, the Clearfield County Planning Commis--�--t sion. In Variety of Topics... County Promotion Plans Advanced The Clearfield County Development Council last night covered a variety of topics from brochures and beautifica-tion to camping and economic development. " It was a long session in the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce office that resulted in the naming of several committees and more definite plans for county promotion --r-+in 1966. Vice President Philip Rhine Association For Retarded Children Elects Officers The Parents and Friends of the Retarded Children's Association of Clearfield County held its first meeting last night at Clearfield and elected Tom Conners as president. Other officers are: Guy Graham, vice president; Mrs. John Thurstin, secretary; and Mrs. Daniel Duckett, treasurer. Mr. Conners outlined some of the goals of the organization and set March 3 at 8 p. m. in the West Side Methodist Church for the next meeting night. A constitution and bylaws will be drawn up. As this will be a Clearfield County chapter, all interested citizens of the county are invited to attend the meetings. hart reported that his tourist promotion committee is planning three brochures for this year - a new countywide .mountain'laureT'tour' guide, a pamphlet on the covered bridge at McGees Mills and a folder on the County Historical Society Museum at Clearfield. Don Miller reported on a special budget review and suggested ways to set up a' membership program. The council Went along with a plan to assess $5 for annual council membership by hotels, motels, restaurants and service stations in the county. The fee will entitle each member to have his place of business listed in the brochure. The brochure will be sent along with other tourist information to prospective visitors. The council also approved another suggestion made by Mr. Miller, this one to the effect that a Clearfield County Ambassadors membership will be Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Big Snowstorm Fringe Moves Out of Area The fringe of a big snowstorm which was expected to leave up to 10 inches in some parts of Central Pennsylvania moved out of the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area today. Snow spread into the area last evening and had left an accumulation of between three and five inches by early morning. Clearfield measured three inches of new snow today while areas of the county to the south and east experienced heavier snow. Mid-State Airport near Philipsburg had five inches of new snow. Sizeable accumulations also were reported in the Houtz-dale area. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A combination of heavy snow and near-freezing temperatures has left most of Pennsylvania covered with a wet blanket ranging from three inches in the centers of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to much heavier amount in the center of the state. Throughout the state roads were slippery and driying conditions hazardous. The Harrisburg weather bureau reported more than six inches of snow before midnight, and forecasts were for an accumulation of up to 10 inches for the Lower Susquehanna area by late morning. In the Philadelphia area snow Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Considerable cloudiness tonight and turning colder with occasional light snow, low in the 20s. Partly cloudy and continued cold Saturday with snow flurries. Sunrise 6:51-Sunset 5:59 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 5.00 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 4.70 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Thursday low 28; High 40. Overnight low 32. Precipitation .27 inches (3 inches new snow). Mid - State Airport Thursday low 25; High 31. Overnight low 25. - Walter Williams, Ramey, Ridgway Area Psychiatric Center Board. The recent House reapportionment ruling which the Commissioners oppose has divided the county into three different voting districts. Board Chairman J. Harold McFadden termed the decision "a great injustice to Clearfield Count y." Declared Minority Commissioner Wesley J. Read: "We're merely being used as a chopping block." , It was at Commissioner Read's suggestion that the board decided to draw up an official protest, while at the same time urging that the county be re-established as two districts with a representative for each. Commissioner Read said the county should have more than one voice in the General As sembly because of its steady rate of growth. "The population (85,000) already is enough to warrant two legislators," he Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Wolf furniture's Clearfield Store Being Remodeled A remodeling project is now under way in the Wolf Furniture Company store at Clearfield with the purpose of making it more comfortable and attractive for the consumer. Wallace A. Riley, store manager, estimated that the entire cost of the improvement project would be near $7,000. He said efforts are being made to compartmentalize the store with emphasis on individual homelike room displays. Most of the remodeling is being done on the second floor Please Turn to Paige 6, Col. 1 Osceola Mills Man Arrives in Viet Nam For Helicopter Duty A TRACTOR-TRAILER is wedged between trees at the Frank G. Smith home at 716 South Second St. after jumping the curb while rounding Dead Man's Curve early this morning. The driver, a Duncahsville K. D. 1 resident, suffered only a minor head injury and may be discharged from the Clearfield Hospital today. Scranton Omits Reapportionment... Eight Items Await Action At Special State Session HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Scranton h session at noon Monday for action on eight Congressional reapportionment was n Topics set for the session were bitum for state police; consumer credit protection; called info service temporarily; community c ing authority; a school district reorganizatio ing in court; authorization to enter an inter At Penn State... Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Heloisc - 16 Comics................ 15 News From Around World 14 Sports ............... 10, 11 Obituaries .............. 14 Hospital News .......... 2 Editorial, Columns.......4 Social News ........ 16 Today In History ....... 13 Church News ....... 8, 9 State News Briefs........7 Pfc. William L. Yarger, above, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Yarger of Osceola Mills R. D., has been transferred to Viet Nam, where he is serving with the 162nd Aviation Company. He arrived at Phuoc Uink, Viet Nam, Feb. 7 and will be stationed there for one year with a helicopter crew. He entered the army April 14, 1965, and attended aviation school at Fort Rucker, Ala. He is a 1901 graduate of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School. Housemother Dies Of Fire Injuries UNIVERSITY PARK - Mrs. Margareath Yuengert, a 67-year-old widow, died in Centre County Hospital at Belle-fonte yesterday of injuries suffered seven hours earlier in a fire that destroyed the Sigma Nu fraternity house at The Pennsylvania State University. Mrs. Yuengert, housemother at the fraternity since 1958, suffered smoke inhalation and second and third degree burns of the entire body. * She is a former resident of Reynoldsville. Warned of the fire by the fraternity cook, Mrs. Hazel Rider, and fraternity president Robert Spinelli, Mrs. Yuengert apparently became - trapped as she tried to leave her first floor apartment. She was reached by firemen and carried unconscious out a first floor window before firemen had more than small streams of water in service. Several students were injured as they leaped from the upper, floor windows to escape smoke and fire which spread through the structure with what firemen termed "terrific speed." Lewis M. Powell, 21, a senior from Temple Hills, Md., was hurt when he jumped from a third floor window. He was taken to the Ritenour Health Cen- as called the General Assembly injo special separate topics, ot among them. inous mine subsidence; a 600-man increase authorization for retired judges to be re-ollege construction by the public school build-n moratorium for districts with appeals pend-state mining compact; and permitting state 4and public school employes who retired prior to July 1, 1962, to be covered by the Social Security program. "All of these subjects are of so pressing a nature that they should not wait until the next regular session in 1967," Scranton said Thursday. He added: "One item is conspiruous from the call by its absence. That 'is congressional reapportionment I have called for congressional reapportionment ... for more than a year. "The legislature failed to act on this matter all during the regular session of 1965; there is at present no realistic prospect that it would reapportion Congress during a special session." The General Assembly's cur-Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 2 Mrs. Margareath Yuengert At Prince Gallitzin... ParkMayGet$836,830 The largest, of five requests for federal funds authorized yesterday by Governor William W. Scranton will go to Prince Gallitzin State Park. The request is for $836,830 from the Department of Forests and Waters for additional tent and trailer siles. It and the oilier four applications approved by the governor are under the federal land and water conservation program and are handled on a 50-50 matching basis with the state. Prince Gallitzin will be host in July 1967, to the annual "Campvention" of the National Campers and Hikers Association, a group that travels by trailer. Some li!>,000 persons are expected to attend the campvention and a trailer city will be set up in the park. DuBois Man found Hot Guilty By County Jury A jury of 11 men and one woman yesterday found 46-year-old Donald Calvert of 9 Maloney Road, DuBois, not guilty of sodomy and thus nullified a plea of guilty signed by a 21-year-old DuBois youth who claimed he was involved with the defendant. Calvert was acquitted about an hour after the jury received the case. His second trial on the charge of corrupting the morals of a minor ended in a mistrial about a half hour after testimony was started. The mistrial was made on a Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Mrs. William Leitzinger Dies Unexpectedly Mrs. Margaret Wilson Leitzinger, wife of William A. E. Leitzinger Sr. of 214 Front St. died unexpectedly of a heart attack last night at 11:45 o'clock in her home. Funeral arrangements, in charge of the Fred B. Leavy Funeral Home, and an obituary will be published in Saturday's Progress. Driver Injured As Rig Jumps Clearfield Curb Four persons were injured in traffic accidents in Clearfield Borough last night and early this morning. The only person admitted to the Clearfield Hospital was a 37-year-old Duncansville R. D. 1, truck driver, Harold Schaef-fer, whose tractor-trailer jumped the curb on Dead Man's Curve early this morning and hit a tree on the Frank G. Smith property at 716 S. Second St. The accident happened at 2:40 a. m. Schaeffer was taken to the Clearfield Hospital where Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 General Praises Americans 2,500 Infantrymen Hand Enemy Sound Loss Near Saigon By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Gen. William C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in Vict Nam, paid high tribute today to 2,500 American infantrymen while on a'personal tour of the battle-scarred jungle north of Saigon where they hurled back a fierce predawn Viet Cong assault Thursday. Astride the hood of a jeep, the general told his men: "You gave the enemy a sound defeat and I am proud of you. Your performance was in the highest spirit and professional conduct of U.S. fighting men. I salute you." The discovery of 46 more bodies outside the camp's barbed-wire defenses raised the toll of enemy dead to at least 135. Many more were believed to have been dragged away by the Viet Cong. Fifteen Communists were taken prisoner. While officers of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division's First Brigade briefed Westmoreland on one of the heaviest attacks of the war experienced by American troops, action elsewhere in the past 24 hours tapered off. U.S., South Vietnamese and other Allied troops reported only sporadic contact with the enemy. The U.S. 1st Air Cavalry's sweep south of Bong Son, 300 miles northeast of Saigon, closed out the fourth week of the division-size search for the Viet Cong with 30 more insurgents killed today. Since Jan. 28, tfte" "cavalry Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 3 Medicare Information Meetings Scheduled Information on the federal Medicare program will be given senior citizens in four areas next week by Community Action in Clearfield County Inc. and Social Security officials. The schedule calls for meetings at 2 p. m. on: Monday, Oak Hill Grange, Karthaus; Wednesday, Home Camp Grange, Union Township; Thursday, Philipsburg Borough Building; -and Friday, Bradford Grange, Woodland R. T>. AFL-CIO LBJ Viet Slaps at Lauds Stand; RFK By NEIL GILBRIDE AP Labor Writer MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - AFL-CIO leaders strongly lauded President Johnson's stand in Viet Nam today and slapped at Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's criticism of U. S. war policies. � "I think he ought to read a little history," AFL-CIO President George Meany said of Kennedy's differences with the administration over Viet Nam policy points. In a resolution today, the AFL-CIO Executive Council will not name Kennedy by name, but a spokesman for the labor federation said the New York Democrat was the target. Kennedy has said he doesn't advocate admitting Communists to a compromise government to end the war but that the door shouldn't be shut if peace negotiators feel it necessary. He said that the United States should abide by any election outcome even if the Communists win control. The AFL-CIO has been among the strongest supporters of Johnson's conduct of the war in Viet Nam, although the labor leaders have been at odds with the White House over domestic policies. The Viet Nam resolution will bring some relief to the quarreling between the AFL-CIO and the White House over proposed minimum wage legislation, but that argument isn't settled by any means. At a closed meeting on AFL-CIO political aims, Meany reportedly said: "We're not going to beg. The labor movement warrants a more important place in American life than that." Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 5 Have a Dryer? Here's a Buyer Got a clothes dryer to sell? Here's your chance. This party sold a dryer to the second person answering noted advertisement. The first caller is probably still looking for a dryer. You'd be surprised at the number of people who are in the market. Sell that unused item that's just taking up storage room in your home . . . through a Progress Classified Ad. KENMORE CLOTHES DRYER: A-l condition. Reason for selling, leaving town. Inquire 911 Dorey Street, Clearfield. 2:22-4db(21) To Buy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765-5535 Or Your Nearest Progress Office.