Progress, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's ChuckU The age of chivalry is not dead. If a teen-age girl drops one of her books, almost any boy in the class will kick it back to her. THE PROGRESS Reader's Tip Area basketball races are un- der way. Turn to Pages 14, 17. Vol. 60 No. 3 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwentville, Philipiburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, January 5, 1966 Copies Daily 32 PAGES TODAY Communists Flee Allied Attackers State Court Cites 'Prejudice'... Aljoe's Death Penalty Cut to Life Sentence By BETTY HAMILTON Progress Staff Writer Pennsylvania's Supreme Court yesterday reduced from death to life ment the penalty imposed on 26-year-old Kenneth of DuBois R, D. 2, who was convicted of the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old neighbor, Eugene Conway in 1963, Carl A. Belin Jr., who with Joseph J. Lee was appointed by the court to defend Aljoe, said it is the first time in state history that the Supreme Court has reduced a first degree murder penalty imposed by a jury. In three previous cases the highest court New Legislative Session To Tackle 7966-67 Budget By JACK LYNCH HARRISBURG (AP) A new legislative session will tackle the fiscal 1966-67 state budget, but it appears des- tined to be as discordant as the 1965 session which ended as it began on a note of partisan disagreement. Senate Republicans and House Democrats, who battled continually the entire 12 months of the 1965 session, were Long List Of Bills Lost In Capital Rush By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) The list of major bills lost in the rush for final adjournment of the 1965 General Assembly is long and impressive. Proposals placed in this cate- gory Tuesday when the final gavel fell in both chambers were: Scranton Administration bills to implement already ap- proved a new Department "of Community Affairs, bill to make the slate eli- gible for some S3 million in fed- eral funds for highway beautifi- cation. measure to initiate a sys- tem of restricted drivers' li- censes for those who lose their regular privileges, but must drive to earn a living calling for stronger state regulation of mo- torcycles. It is normal for a number of bills on the floor of either cham- ber to die at the windup of a session But it was unusual for so many of .significance so close Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 unable to agree on a quitting time Tuesday. The Senate went ahead and adjourned the 1965 session and immediately opened the 1966 is limited to fis- cal matters and constitutional noon, the hour fixed by the constitution. House Democrats, claiming they had unfinished business, kept the session going until p.m. even though every one of the 39 pieces of legislation they enacted was automatically dead when the Senate quit. House majorty leader Joshua Eilberg, D-Philadelphia, admit- ted the futility of the post-noon activity, but said ''We have an obligation to stay here and fin- ish all that we set out to do." House minority leader Ken- neth B Lee, R-Sullivan, as- cribed purely political motives to the Democratic action, say- ing: ''The people know it and you will hear about it in the future." An aide said Gov. Scranton felt there was so much confu- sion that it would be better to wait until the dust settled to see the results before commenting. The 1965 long- csr in history in number of days with a partisan wran- gle a year ago today and was ensnarled in controversy through most of its 122 days. Several important measures cleared before the Senate ended the session, including the S43I million two-year capital had reduced the penalty but in all of these the defendants had pleaded guilty and did not stand trial. The Supreme Court is empow- ered to reduce the penalty of death set by a jury provided it was imposed unlawfully. In this case the jurists said it was done with prejudice because of re- marks made by District Attor- ney John K. Reilly Jr. in asking the jury to impose the death penalty. The remarks were made after the jury had returned on March 9, 1964, with a verdict convicting Aljoe of first degree murder. BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) The White House said today the price adjustments announced to- day by U.S. Steel Corp. are ac- ceptable. It expressed hope the rest of the industry will follow the pattern of the nation's largest steel producer. Gardner Ackley, chairman of President Johnson's Council of Economic Advisers, said ''the action of U.S. Steel is general- consistent with the price-wage posts" established by the coun- cil in an effort to discourage in- flation. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 KENNETH ALJOE Moshannon Valley's School Reorganization Plan Is Challenged The constitutionality of a locally-proposed plan to organize the Moshannon Valley Schools has been chal- lenged in the Clearfield County Courts by two of the eight districts comprising the jointure. Houtzdale Borough and Woodward Township school boards have filed a complaint charging that the reor- ganization plan violates the 14th amendment to the Con- stitution as well as the "clear and unambiguous" lan- guage of state law. f--------------------------- School boards of Brisbin Glen _. _ Accepts Chairmanship Of March of Dimes townships are named defend- ants in the action. The controversy arises over the pending selection of a nine- member Interim Operating Committee to run the school system beginning July 1 in line with compulsory reorganization. The interim committee, how- ever, must be selected by Jan. 15. At a special meeting of the full school board last October, a proposal to form the com- mittee on a proportionate popu- lation basis was defeated in favor of electing a representa- tive from each district with the ninth to be selected at large. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Unexpectedly Joins Talks... Lindsay Seeks 'Interim Settlement' in Strike negotiations today a final solution is A waits Scro.nlon Signature Million for Area Included in Pa, Budget NEW YORK (AP) Mayor John V. Lindsay entered strike hopeful of gelling subways and buses back in operation before reached. Unexpectedly joining the talks, Lindsay sought an "interim settlement" for the transportation paralysis that has gripped the city for five days, since the day he took __ off ice. Deputy Mayor Robert Price announced that Lindsay hoped to get the Transit Authority, and two striking unions to work out a plan for resumed subway and bus service while labor negoti- ations continue. Lindsay's press aide said the mayor intended to stay with the talks until an agreement for service is worked out. Price said it was felt an in- terim agreement could be reached within "a general framework" which would leave details of a new labor contract to be settled by bargaining. At the same time, the Fifth Avenue Association, an organi- zation of merchants along the famed shopping thoroughfare, asked President Johnson to "in- tervene by urging the members of the Transport Workers Un- ion to return to work while ne- gotiations continue." Meantime, the morning work rush began to abalr. Traffic Commissioner Henry A. Barnes, overseeing the flow, said driv- ers apparently got an earlier start today. In an effort to ease the mort clogged evening travel nish, the city recommended that busi- nesses in lower Manhattan vol- untarily stagger work hours. "By spreading the peak over a longer period it relieves the Barnes said. "We'll be able to with it." Eight Projects Listed for County, Philipsburg Area Governor Scranlon's antici- pated signature on the two-year S'Wl million capital construction budget will mean eight projects worth a total of for I he Clcarficld County-Moshan- non Valley area. The budget was approved by the House Tuesday and by the .Senate Monday. The only item not included for Ihis area was some proposed for re- pairs to the National Guard Armory on Coal Hill Road at Clearfield. Included in the budget are: for construction of a state rehabilitation center at the Philipsburg State Gen- eral Hospital. for construction of a new wing at the PhilipsburR Hospilal School of Nursing. Page ,8, 8 1 Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 Fight Is Over But Repercussions May Last Awhile 11 (AP) The if, over. The slate's million two-year capital con- st-uction budget is in the hands of Ciov. Scranton. But the re- percussions may last q u i t e awhile. The House completed action on the long-p ending, much amended proposal Tuesday, cli- maxing one of the most tumul- tuous battles of the 1965 legis- lature which saw Democrat fight Democrat and Republican fight Republican. The two changed four timos from the original proposal of million by the Scranton administration, were passed by (ho House 187-17 and 185-19, aft- er 45 minutes of debate. Rf-p. Martin P. Muilen-D-Phil- chairman of the House Former State Representative Austin M. Harrier, above, has accepted the chairmanship of the March of Dimes in Clear- field County for the second con- secutive year. Mr. Harrier, a resident of Le- Contes Mills, is now serving as a state representative in the State Commerce Department's new Division of Economic Op- portunity. He is a former insuranceman and teacher and his participa- tion in civic affairs has included membership on the Clearfield Area School Board, chairman- ship of the Cearfield County Child Welfare advisory com- mittee, presidency of the Que- hanna Lions Club and chairman- ship of nine area Lions Clubs. He has been active in many fund-raising drives and was chairman of the successful 1965 March of Dimes in Clearfield County. In accepting the county chair- Please Turn lo Page 8, Col. 2 State, Boro Police Ask Public's Kelp In Locating Cars Clearfield Borough and state solice have enlisted public aid in locating two cars stolen in the Clearfield area this week. One of the cats, a 1963 Chev- rolet station wagon belonging to Charles and Martha Hoyt of Clearfield R. D. 2 (Wolf was stolen from the park- ing lot yesterday at 4 p. m. Clearfield Borough Police Chief Charles C. Edmiston said Lhe owners haeLleft the keys in he car when it was parked. He has advised all drivers to re- Plcast Turn to Page 12, Col. 2 Six Orthodox Churches Set For Christmas PHILIPSBURG Congrega- tions of the six Orthodox church- es in the Moshannon Valley will join in Christmas observances this week. Christmas on the> older Julian calendar also falls on Dec. 25, However it is 13 days later than the same date on the Gregorian calendar now, in general use. Tomorrow night is Christmas Eve and will be marked with special services and events. Special services are also sched- uled for Christmas Day, Satur- day and Sunday. Saturday is the second day of Christmas or.the holy day of Mary and Joseph. Sunday is the holy day of St. Stephen. The holiday season is seated in ancient customs and traditions. Tomorrow will be observed as a strict fast day and Christmas Day as a feast day. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Johnson May Ask Almost Bill ion For Viet Costs WASHINGTON (AP) President Johnson plans to ask Congress next week for an extra appropriation of almost billion to cover the costs of the Viet Narn War, sources report. The money would be for the fiscal year ending next June 30, but only about billion of the total is slated for actual expenditure by then. The billion would be spent to replace stocks. One source said the remain- der of the funds is being sought "in case we need it in Viet Nam that's the best way of putting it." He said it was a matter of prudence rather than planning for an extended military opera- tion. Added to the SI 7 billion voted by Congress last August and million approved in May, the new appropriation would bring the total for increased action in Viet Nam to billion plus. Reports of the request for ex- tra money came as the lull in the bombing of North Viet Nam targets headed into its 13th day a lull that Sen. Richard B. Russell says may be extended for two more weeks. Russell, Georgia Democrat who heads the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned both the tactics of the bombing suspension and its chances for bringing about meaningful ne- gotiations with the Communists. "I certainly would not like to be the first naval pilot to flv over those SAM (missile) sites after the he said in an Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Cloudy and warmer to- night, low 30 to 39. Thurs- day continued cloudy with little temperature change and light rain or showers. Sunrise Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. 6.50 feet Today 7 a. feet m. 6.62 Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 22; High 40. Overnight low 20. 41. Mid State Airport Tuesday low 14; High Overnight low 11. Flushed From Caves, Tunnels U. S. Official Says Supply of Food To Viets Will Double By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam CAP) South Korean Marines and Vietnamese paratroopers have flushed a larse Viet Cong force out of hideouts in hundreds of caves and tunnels in the coastal hills near Tuy Hoa, 240 miles northeast of Sai- gon. Six Skyraider fighter-bombers caught one fleeing guerrilla band in the open as "Operation Jefferson" drew to a close, and the pilots claimed that 60 of the black-clad insurgents were killed. In five days of fighting, the Koreans and Vietnamese claimed 278 Viet Cong killed at a cost of light casualties to themselves. The Communists launched a counterattack Tues- day night, but evidently decided to flee today, leaving a major .guerrilla base area in Phu Yen Province to the Allied force, spokesmen said. The Viet Cong broke off con- tact at midday. Operation Jef- ferson relied heavily on artillery and air support, and the Ko- reans used nonlethal tear gas to drive some of the Communists from their hideouts. The U.S. IsfCavalry, Airmo- bile, Division lost one of its huge flying helicopter cranes in Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Multi-Purpose Center To Be Discussed At Anti-Poverty Meeting MORRISDALE Fred L. B. h o a d s, executive director, Stanley E. Crum assistant di- rector, and William W. Strange, of Community Action in County Inc. will discuss programs under the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act tonight at a public meeting in the Morrisdale School auditor- ium at o'clock. Walter Janke. president of the organization's Area 4 com- mittee, will conduct the meet- ing. Area 4 ii comprised of Graham, Cooper and Morris townships and Wallaqeton Bor- ough. All residents of Area 4 and of neishboring arras are invited to attend the meeting. Mr. Janke has urged town- ship supervisors, bcuough of- ficial s leiiicscnlatives of churches, and other organiza- tions to be proscnt. Mr. Janke Mated that a multi- purpose center be ex- plained at tonight's meeting. Such a building, located within the area, would house all activ- First Counlywide Program Anti-Poverty Board May Aid Medicare Clearfield County's anti-poverfy organization last night approved a proposed project to help the Social Security Administration find countians who have not yet answered inquiries on the new federal Medicare program. The board of directors of Community Action in Clear- field County Inc., meeting in its office at Clearfield, agreed to participate in Operation Medicare Alert, a program an- nounced recently by the Office of Economic Opportunity at Washington. However, must first submit a plan of I out if those senior citizens want Please Tuin to Page 8. Col. 8 action to OEO for approval. Nationally, some 45 per cent of those eligible have failed to respond to Medicare inquiries. If en the go-ahead sign, the county group hopes to get started by Feb. 1 on this, its first countywide project since being organized late in 1965. Preliminary plans call for a team of 10 to 15 persons to help the Social Security Admin- istration find those eligible for Medicare, explain what the fed- eral program is and then find to participate. In a special two-hour session, the '.oard was given an outline of Medicare by Joseph Krecz- kcwski, manager of the Social S( curity ofice at DuBois. He that his office figures there -..re about persons in the county over the age of 65. Of these, 90-95 per cent al- ready been contacted and given the opportunity to sign up for Medicare. But, he explained, Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Msgr. Louis Kelly, Former Area Pastor, Dies in Erie Hospital OSCEOLA MILLS The Rt. Rev. Monsignor. Louis J. Kelly, 69, a Philipsburg native who served as pastor of the Innne- culate Conception C a t h oTTc Church here from 1941 (o 1944, died early Monday morning in St. Vincent's Hospital at Erie. Although he had been in ill health for the past five years with diabetes and a heart, con- dition, his death was unexpect- ed. He had been handling his pastoral duties and had been hospitalized only since Christ- mas. Funeral services will be con- ducted tomorrow at 11 a. m. in St. Joseph's Church at Sharon where he was pastor. The Very Rev. Monsignor Frank Turner, pastor of St. James' Church at Erie and former pastor of St. Lawrence Church at Houtzdale, will be the celebrant. He will be assisted by the Rev. Martin Glynn of Clearfield and the Rev. John Cannon of Mead- ville, a. former pastor at Coal- Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 4 Rockton Woman Is Proud Of Her I Of fears ROCKTON Some women copy Jack Bonny and only 39 birthday hut not Mrs Mary Ann CoMucll of Rockton R.D. today i., Mrs. Coldwcll's 101st Although there's reason for really r-lcr-rnM-is Mrs Cold- well 'intends to mark the oc- casion at n prhate family din- ner. She health and is active around the house, gets her own breakfast morn- ing and does the dishes. Her eyesight is pood and she is able to icnd without classes. Mrs known as 'Grains" lo IUT many friends, was bom .Inn 1865, near Hihsdak- in Inrli.ina County dur- ing the final davs of the Civil War. Al Hie Innc of her birth, her father. Harrison Fridlcy, was vilh the I nion Army. She wa.s mnrricd at the age of 18 to Charles C'oldwcll and they vt housekeeping in Union Mr. Coldvvell died a number of jcars ago. The couple had two children, Chaumov and Grace, both now deceased Mrs. C'nlrlwr-ll makes her home with her son-in-law, John Hayes, al Rocklon R. D. Inside The Progress Classified Ads Jfi, 17 Hints From Heloise 10 Oblli'srics 12 Hospital News 20 Spovts M. News From Around World 8 Social News 10 Editorial, Columns Cwnics 19 101 YEARS OLD TODAY Mrs. Mary An n Coldwell, above, of Rockton R. D. has a special reason Jo smils loday it's her 101st birthday. (Progress Photo) NEWSPAPER!