Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - February 26, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle A Texan is a guy who doesn't know whose picture is on a one-dollar bill. The Progress Reader's Tip Wrestling tops sports news on Page 6. Vol. 60 - No. 48 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, AAoshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, February 26, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Economic learn Homed. . New Ghana Leaders Free 450 Prisoners By KENNETH L. WHITING ACCRA, Ghana (AP) - Relatives cheered ai-Ghana's new military leaders released 450 political prisoners from Kwame Nkrumart's jails. Thousands crowded around the massive Ussher Fort and other jails Friday to greet those coming out with kisses and tears. Many of the detainees were feeble and ill after years in prison. Even as special police loyal to Nkru mdh put up a last-ditch stand at Accra's radio station, Lt. Gen. J. A. Ankrah, chief of the new National Liberation Council, appointed President Kwame Nkrumah . . . Problems at Home Expenses Child Welfare 19(5 Were $64,748 A total of $64,748.16 was spent on Child Welfare Services in Clearfield County during 1965, according to a report made yesterday by the agency's director, Mrs. Sara B. Jones. Mrs. Jones ilsued the financial statement to the members of the Child Welfare Advisory Board at their February luncheon meeting in the New Dime-ling Hotel. The report, as submitted to the Department of Public Welfare at Harrisburg, showed the year's expenditures as $91,113.62. However, Mrs. Jones explained that of this amount $26,365.46 was used for training and correction under the county's juvenile office and was not a part of the Child Welfare Services. Actual expenses charged to the Services included: Salaries of two caseworkers, $10,274.94; salary of secretary, $3,373.12; Children's Home, $13,-066.50; unwed mothers' care, $1,-198; medical and dental services, $2,717.45; psychological care at the Ridgway Center, $2,000; clothing, $790.19; incidental, $245.75; school supplies, $174.19; travel expenses, $1,-810.54; supplies and communications, $737.27. Of the total expenses $38,823.-26 was paid by the county. The remainder was covered through Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 a seven-man group of ex-t pert's to get .Ghana's: econo my moving again The group included officials whose carefully laid economic plans the new regime said had been distorted or ignored by Nkrumah, Among them . were Albert Adomakoh, head of the Bank of Ghana, R. S. Amc gashie, and B.K. Mensah. The latter two were educated in the United States. A number of special police were reported killed during the battle at Broadcast House which, informants said, erupted during a visit there by Col, E.K Kotoka. Kotoka is believed lo have led the revolt that over threw Nkrumah Thursday while the ousted leader was on a visit to Peking. Otherwise the country was calm, but army and police pressed their hunt for officials of Nkrumah's Convention Peo pie's party which was outlawed after the coup The Ghanaian Times, former ly a special organ of the Con vention People's party, quickly fell into line with the coup "Where are the Hitlers and Mussolinis of yesterday who used the name of the people to try to build huge empires for themselves and their families?' the newspaper said in an edito rial. The army raided the Kwame Nkrumah Ideological Institute 40 miles outside Accra Friday and arrested the faculty. The students had fled. In Washington, the State De partment said the new military government had approached the American ambassador in Accra on the question of recognition. Press officer Robert J. Mc-Closkey said it is "too early" to speak about recognition, and "it is too early to say" whether the military coup can be regarded Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Damage Totals $1,050 in Two Highway Mishaps PHILIPSBURG - Two high way accidents occurred in the Philipsburg area yesterday resulting in damages totaling $1,050. There were no injuries. Both mishaps occurred on Route 322 The first one, at 3:15 p. m., was just east of Philipsburg and the second, a half hour later, was three miles west of town. In the first accident a truck was operated by Floyd G. Hess, 25, of Hesston It. D., and an au tomobile by Edward G. Burton, 58, of Chester Hill. The Burton car was making a left turn when it was struck in the rear by the truck. Damage to the car was estimated at $250 and to the truck at $100. The accident was Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Cloudy and colder with snow flurries tonight, low" 15 to 24. Generally fair and warmer Sunday. Sunrise 6:50-Sunset 6:01 m. Clearfield River Friday 7 p feet (falling). Today 7 a feet (stationary). Level - 4.45 m. - 4.45 Clearfield Weather Friday low 30; High 32. Overnight low 22. Mid - State Airport Friday low 23; High 31. Overnight low 18. Five - Day Forecast Feb. 26 - March 2: Temperatures will average near the normal highs of 36 to 40 and lows of 20 to 23. It will be colder over the weekend, followed by a warming trend. Precipitation will average one-' tenth or two-tenths of an inch as rain or snow about Tuesday. Curwensville GOP Makes Election Plans CURWENSVILLE - Republi can leaders of Curwensville's First Ward met Friday night in the Curwensville Civic Center to discuss plans for the upcoming primary election. Special emphasis was placed on the voter registration to be held in the 10OF Hall Thursday March 17, from 6 to 9 p. m. The meeting was called by First Ward Chairman Joseph Miele. Another session will be held on Thursday, March 10, at the Civic Center and all interested Republican voters are urged to attend. Volunteers To End Heart Drive Sunday The 1966 Heart Fund campaign in Clearfield County will be wrapped up tomorrow when volunteer workers make their last calls in communities throughout the area. Archie Hill, county chairman, expressed hope that the county will attain its $10,000 goal to carry on important heart research for another year. At the same time he extended his appreciation to the volunteer workers as well as to all those who generously supported the fund-raising efforts with contributions. At Clearfield, a committee will Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Saturn Finally Launched Mightiest Rocket Built by U. S. Carries Moonship CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - The mightiest rocket ever built by the United States., a Saturn IB, thundered skyward today in an attempt to hurl the first unmanned Apollo moonship over a blazing re - entry course. The launching was the first of a long series of Apollo shots aimed at landing American as tronauts on the moon in this dec ade. If there are no major prob lems, the historic adventure could be achieved on the 12th launching, early in 1968. The huge Saturn IB, 22 sto ries tall and weighing 650 tons on liftoff, blazed away from Cape Kennedy at 11:11 a.m. (EST) on the tremendous 1.6 million pounds of thrust generated by its first stage powerplant, a massive cluster of eight engines. CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - The engines of the giant Saturn IB rocket failed to ignite today when the countdown reached zero on the first attempt to launch an Apollo moonship into space. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said that four seconds before the 22:story rocket was to lift off, an automatic signal cut off an electronic sequence system which controls the countdown in the final minutes. The blockhouse continued the count down to zero, but for practical purposes it had been halted at four seconds. The control center said that the countdown shutoff was ordered when the sequence system Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 African Woman Gives Birth to Quintuplets EAST LONDON, South Africa (AP)-An African woman gave birth to quintuplets in a hospital today. First reports said the mother, Mrs. Nogesi Gquzulu and all the quints were well The hospital said the babies, three boys and two girls, ranged in weight from 4 pounds 2 ounces to 5 pounds 2 ounces and added that all had been placed in incubators, their births having occurred a month prematurely. The mother, about 37, and the father, Tafeni Gquzulu, 41, were married by tribal custom 10 years ago in the District of Ken-tani, in Transkei native territory. Five hours after birth all the babies were reported in good condition. Debate Falls Through Senators Quiet GRIDIRON GREAT AT WAR - Capt. Pete Dawkins, the West Point football star who became a Rhodes scholar, checks out a Vietnamese paratrooper firing a machine gun model used by the Viet Cong for training. Dawkins is an advisor to the South Vietnamese 1st Airborne Battalion and wears red beret. (AP Wirephoto) At Philipsburg Luncheon... Major Highway Projects Outlined Before Group PHILIPSBURG - What's in store for Centre County in the way of highway construction in the not-too-distance future was outlined before chamber of commerce officials from Bellefonte, State College and Philipsburg yesterday. The Philipsburg chamber hosted a luncheon meeting at the Philipsburg Country Club during which time Robert S. Kepner, plans engineer for District 2 of the State High---fways Department, listed sev- Clearfield Seamen Aid Troop Landing In South Viet Nam USS BARRY-Seaman James E. Kelly, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Kelly of 229 Maple Ave., and Seaman Charles R. Welker, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther M. Welker of 415 Maple Ave., all of Clearfield, participated in Operation "Double Eagle," the largest amphibious landing ever made in Viet Nam, while serving with this command. The assault landing of a large U. S. Marine force near Thach Tru, 30 miles south of Chu Lai began when a 13-ship Naval Task Force steamed into the objective area in the predawn hours of Jan. 28. Eight waves of assault troops were landed on the beaches By HARRY KELLY WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate meets today for a special Saturday session of the great Viet Nam debate - with no de-balers in sight. Acting Democratic Leader wires to all senators - including himself - pleading "If you have a speech to make, come make your speech." But Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., who had just finished one Marines Stop Attack by Reds Near Chu Lai By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. Marines fought off a determined Viet Cong attack near Chu Lai today and U.S. artillery duelled with enemy mortar fire as the Communists continued to step up their offensive. Today's attack by about 100 Red troops on a 50-man Marine unit marked the second time in two days that the Viet Gong struck at U.S. emplacements. A force of 160 Leathernecks hurled back a Viet Cong attack Friday night at Phu Bai, killing three Communists, spokesmen said. Marine losses were reported light. Today's target for the Viet Cong was Phu Loi, an artillery base area 15 miles north of Saigon. U.S. spokesmen said the Reds fired 16 mortar rounds, but casualties were light, The Viet Cong were also active in the northern part of the Mekong Delta, attacking a government outpost Friday 60 miles southwest of Saigon. A spokesman said the 60-man defense force suffered heavy casualties. For the fourth straight day, air attacks over North Viet Nam were hampered by poor Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Inside The Progress Classified Ads..........8, 9 Hints from Heloise......12 Comics .................. 11 News From Around World 10 Sports..................6, 7 Obituaries ................3 Hospital News..........3, 9 Editorial, Columns........4 Social News ..........9, 12 Today in History..........4 School News..............2 Church News ............ 5 World's Week............ 3 Hello World .............. 3 Support Weakened... Sukarno's Crackdown Has Effect on Army By JOHN CANTWELL SINGAPORE (AP) - President Sukarno's crackdown on student demonstrations may have succeeded in weakening army support for the anti-Communist rallies, reliable sources said today. The students, angered by the ouster of Gen. Abdul Haris Na-sution as defense minister, were expected to continue their protests, "but the army is not really giving them enough support for the demonstrations to make much difference to Sukarno," one source said. The armed forces, operating 'in the nether world of indecision," were still backing the students tacitly "but not wholeheartedly," he added. Sukarno outlawed the pro-army, anti-Communist Indonesian Student Action Front - KAMI - after three days of massive demonstrations, Radio Jakarta said Friday. He banned all demonstrations and imposed a curfew on the capital, the radio said. A broadcast today indicated that the curfew now extends 2'a hours longer. Radio Jakarta said it would be in effect from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. KAMI led a five-mile-long funeral-parade of 10,000 students through Jakarta Friday in connection with protests over Sukarno's Cabinet shakeup. Marines and police with machine-guns watched the march but the army sympathized with the students, reports in Singapore said. The funeral parade was organized after it was reported that three students - one a girl - were shot dead by guards during another KAMI demonstration outside Sukarno's palace Thursday. The students Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 era I upcoming projects. They include the relocation and Construction of Route 322 from Martha to Philipsburg, by passes . ol-EhilipsbuFgf.rr-.Staie-College and Bellefonte, improve ments to Route 504 and 53. Mr. Kepner also brought the gathering up to date on the construction of the Keystone Short way and the Appalachia Thru-way program. Others who participated in the discussion were State Sen. Daniel A. Bailey of Philipsburg Norman E. Mutchler, Berger Associates, Inc., Harrisburg; Centre County Commissioners Charles E. Woodring and G. A Spearly; Mayor Clifford A. Johnston of Philipsburg; and Bellefonte borough manager Daniel Clemson. According to Mr. Kepner, the relocation of Route 322 from Martha to Philipsburg is part of a six-year program already approved by the state and federal governments, and one of 20 district projects. But he cautioned that the highway is still about five years from actual reality, noting that the project requires another two years of planning and at least three years to construct. The plans engineer explained that Berger Associates has been given the contract for the location studies and designs for the new road and that the work is progressing. Aerial photographs have been taken to get the two proposed routes into preliminary design stage. Mr. Kepner stated that a traffic study yet to be made will determine if the route will be a two or a four-lane highway. Two different locations are being studied and comparison and cost figures will be compiled to determine which is the most feasible and economical. Mr*. Kepner said dirt moving and Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Firemen at Grassflat Elect New Officers GRASSFLAT - Members of the Grassflat Volunteer Fire Company have reorganized for the year. Clealand Michaels was elected to succeed Foster Duck as chief and Joseph Zalenky was elected assistant chief. John Scholl was elected to succeed Thomas Janosky as president. Re-elected to office were Vice President Gerald Fye and Secretary Robert Isaacson. Larry Baumgardner was elected to succeed Andrew Danko as treasurer. James Strible, Andrew Pellot and Norman Brown were elected as trustees. Plans were developed during a recent meeting for a fund raising campaign to be launched May 1. The company's next meeting will be held March 2. Rights Violation Claim Wins Walk 5 Years Probation Leo T. Walk who claimed that his constitutional rights were denied when he pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary and larceny in 1961, has been placed on probation for five years, beginning after he completes a 2'/2-5 year term in a state penal institution. Walk had been granted a new trial on the 1961 charge of burglary and larceny after he filed a writ of habeas corpus claiming violation of his constitutional rights. He was to be tried this week during the February term of Clearfield County Criminal Court but before coming to trial decided to enter a plea of guilty. The 2V4 to 5-ycar term he must serve before being placed on probation was given him in June 1965 after he was convicted of the burglary of a DuBois business place. . At the time of the burglary he was on parole from the 1961 sentence. He had been granted parole in October 1963 and after committing the second burglary was charged with violation of his parole and recommitted to the state penal institution to serve the remainder of the original sentence. Russell B. Long said he sent | four-hour address attacking administration Vict Nam policy and planned another for Monday, said he knew of no one who planned to speak today. "If no one shows up, I'll be here," promised Long, "and if the spirit moves me I may make a speech." The Louisiana Democrat is a strong supporter of President Johnson's policies. Johnson holds a news conference in his office today with Viet Nam to be the principal subject of discussion. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey all but sent his regrets Friday in response to an invitation from Chairman J. W. Fulbright to discuss his Asian trip and foreign aid commitments with the Foreign Relations Committee. With its weli-publicized televised heatings, Fulbright's group has been at the center of the debate criticizing Johnson's Asian policy. When the vice president was asked about Fulbright's invitation to appear at a closed hearing, he remarked: "I suggest congress-men should be looking for new issues and new copy and not be having replays." He observed that he had already briefed the members of the committee along with others at the White House session the day after his return from Asia and, all in all, had met "with almost every member of Congress who is in the city. . .and I do not really see, in all sincerity, the necessity for further talks." He also said he was working up a report on the trip for the President which would be made public. Fulbright said some members of the committee wanted to hear from Humphry as well as Secretary of Defense Robert S. Mc-Namara before acting on the additional Viet Nam foreign aid requests of the administration. weather. An Air Force spokesman said all the bombing Friday was by radar. Air Force pilots flying F105 Thunderchicf jets smashed at an ammunition depot and storage area five miles from the city of Vinh. Other Air Force targets included the Vinh Loc bridge and highway complex. Navy Skyraiders and F4 Phantoms from the carrier Ranger hit a mountain pass Friday 37 miles southwest of Vinh. Giant B52 bombers hit suspected Viet Cong targets in "D" zone about 30 miles northeast of Saigon, a U.S. spokesman said. The guerrilla stronghold has been hit many times by previous B52 raids. In the ground war, the Viet Cong attack on the U.S. Marine position began with a barrage of mortars and recoilless rifles. The main attack came at dawn when Viet Cong fighters managed to cut their way through the outer triple apron of wire. As they clawed through the single inner wire strand the assault was halted by concentrated small arms fire and artillery support from the embattled Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Grampian Soldier Leaves for Duty In South Viet Nam Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Pvt. Frank K. Snyder, above, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delphin Snyder of Grampian R. D., left recently from Oakland, Calif., for Viet Nam, where he has been assigned to the 62nd Engineering Construction Battalion. A 1963 graduate of the Curwensville Joint High School, Pvt. Snyder entered the Army Sept. 21, 1965, and received basic training at Fort Gordon, Ga. He was last assigned to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Curfew Relaxed ... Two Civilians Named To Head Syria Regime DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -Syria's coup leaders named two civilians to head the new regime Friday night and relaxed curfew restrictions. The left-wing military junta which seized power last Wednesday named Dr. Nourcd-din Atassi, 36, as chief of state, replacing deposed Gen. Amin Hafez. Dr. Youssef Zayyen, 35, was appointed prime minister in place of Salah Bitar. The announcements, made over Radio Damascus, did not identify the members of the junta, which calls itself the "Temporary Command" of the Arab Socialist Baath party. Other civilian members of the government were expected to be chosen from former Cabinet members of a three-month government headed by Zayyen last year. That government fell in December when more moderate Baathists installed Bitar as premier. The "Temporary Command" announced that it would remain in power during an unspecified transition period and would retain the authority to fire the head of state and Cabinet members. Observers said this indicated that Atassi and Zayyen, both physicians, were a front for the junta to reduce its military image. Most of the troops, tanks and armored cars that moved into the center of the capital during the first two days of the coup have withdrawn to the outskirts of Damascus. The radio announced that starting today residents will be allowed into the streets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Normal working hours will be resumed in government offices, institutions and schools, the radio said. Damascus appeared to be calm. There was no further word on reported fighting between army units in northern Syria. Hafez, the former head of First Lady Has Rights Advice For Alabama U. By FRANCES LEWINE TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama, once the scene of an ugly civil rights confrontation, displayed its Southern charm for visiting Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson. The President's wife showed a deft Southern touch herself, when she made a plea for racial tolerance without even mentioning such words as discrimination or civil rights. She just said things like: "The greatest need of each human spirit is to walk with head high in the tonic air of self respect. "The promise of equality first made in our Constitution is ours to keep." And, custom and prejudice shouldn't deter us from "offering the hand of partnership in the American experience" to our neighbors. The President's wife had perhaps her most receptive audience of many a speaking trip Friday when she addressed an Alabama leadership conference in an auditorium filled with 3,-000 delegates, students and faculty. They responded to her with prolonged standing ovations and a burst of applause for this significant portion of her speech: "We head for the moon. . .We seem to be able to do anything except get along together. "One day we might hope that the conference table in Birmingham or Geneva will be as successful as the assembly line in Huntsville (an Alabama rock- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Don't Shutter, We Can Help Smile please. You're not on Candid Camera but you are on the right track if you follow the lead of this advertiser. Noted camera outfit was sold on the second day ad ran. 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