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Progress, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania THE ROGRESS lUackr's Tip Eye specialist spends last day'at Clinic. Turn to Page 8. Moshonnon Valley, PP.. Thursday, January 6, 1966 Copies Daily 0 PAGES TODAY Curwwiiville, Phillptburp, Moihgnnon vollfty, jgnuqry v, WWlill IXCJM _____ to Saigon ordered. he President ...ted ctollH diplomatic chaii- ly countries visit- aveling American W. Averell Harri- thur J. Goldberg direct touch with urge steps tow-ard traffic with the s t government of has reached a ,ce the concerted ice'effort began. his hidden diplo- sntion has come ight ist from countries skeptical in the past about American policy. If Hanoi remains deaf to such appeals, Johnson believes his efforts, at the very least, will reinforce his claim that if there are obstacles to peace, the blame lies elsewhere. In a sense, the Johnson peace offensive has been a developing thing, w.ith the President per- sonally ordering each new move, often on short notice. It was shaped with the pas- sage of time as Johnson made a succession of major decisions in which his politician's sense of timing played a great role. The peace campaign toad us beginning in secrecy at a Nov. 11 conference at the Ranch in Texas. Gathered a the comfortable .ranch house on banks of the Pedernales were the President, Secretary o State Dean Rusk, Secretary o Defense Robert S. McNamara and presidential assistants Me George Bundy and Jack Valenti. For many weeks, the adminis- tration had given periodic thought to a possible. pause in American bombings of North Viet Nam as a potential means of dramatizing U.S. hopes for peace and, hopefully, encourag- ing a conciliatory response from Hanoi. The ranch conference marked the first intensive discussion this possibility, favored by many foreign leaders and by some people in this country who felt a five-day pause in May hadn't lasted long enough. Johnson sent his advisers back to Washington with in- structions to weigh carefully the pros and cons. No decision was reached at the time. The President, recuperating from his Oct. 8 surgery, gave the matter much persona thought in the weeks that fol lowed. Then, on Dec. 7, Johnson con 'cned another meeting of key advisers at his home place in ?exas to go into the question urther. This session was at- ended by Rusk, McNamara, Undersecretary of State George W. Ball, Bundy, presidential assistants Bill D. Moyers and Joseph A. Califano Jr., and Robert Komer, a Bundy deputy. McNamara was just back from Saigon. Even after this conference, Johnson was not committed to a bombing pause or its ,possible timing. Consideration was given to action early in 1966 possi- bly to coincide with the -Viet- namese New Year's holiday on Jan. 21. The President was commit- ted, however, to a broadened search for peace. And two days later, in a telephone address to the AFL-CIO convention in San Francisco, he said he was "de termined that every prospect for peace be exhausted before ther hard steps are taken" in Viet Nam. Johnson returned to Washing- on Dec. 3 for a series of meet- ngs with foreign visitors: Pres- dent Mohammad Ayub Khan ot Pakistan, Prime Minister Har- old Wilson of Britain and Chan- cellor Ludwig Erhard of West Germany. Even as these international meetings progressed, Johnson was preoccupied with potential peace moves in Viet Nam. Sandwiched among his confer- ences with the visitors were meetings with top advisers, in: eluding two secret sessions witn the National Security Council. _ Out of these talks grew a deci- sion subject to ratification by the Saigon government to propose a 30-hour Christmas cease-fire. 'The Viet Cong's po- litical arm had called earlier, on Dec. 7, for a 12-hour truce. On Dec 22, with Johnson back at the ranch, military officials in Saigon ordered, the cease-fire. As part of this holiday package, American planes were to halt jieir bombing runs over North Viet Nam targets. Even at this point, Johnson was not certain of his next move Much would depend on immediate developments. For example, he knew that if the cease-fire ended in some inci- dent like the Viet Cong bombing months earlier of the U.S. Em- bassy in Saigon, full warfare would have to be resumed. And the President wanted a chance to gauge American reaction to the Christmas lull before com- mitting himself further. One opportunity for a quick move toward peace evaporated when the Viet Cong repeatedly ignored the 30-hour cease-fire, nullifying a Johnson decision that fighting would not be re- sumed even after Christmas unless the other side fired first. For two days after Christmas, Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 1 the United States Nam to the Far xander Shelepin Werell Harriman i top experts on ductioh and rock- emlih apparently tbid Red Chinese the North Viet- pits! with more td military assis- itern governments also that Shelepin Ho Chi Minn's gotiate for peace in e is the No. 2 man i Communist party nan Leonid F. Bre- j got Tues- Albania, Peking's in the Soviet- iute, charged Shele- m was to help the s make a deal on hinese Foreign Min- a to Page 8, Col. 3 Druggist for 59 Years Cecil R. Cecil Read Bloom, 601 Park Ave., owner and opera- tor of Bloom's Rexall Pharmacy at Clearfield for 45 years died in the Presbyterian Hospital at Pittsburgh today at a. m. He was 79. Mr Bloom was bslieved to be the oldest practicmg pharmacist in Clearfield County. He had been in the bus.- i OA ness since the age of 20. During his years of serving the public, -Mr. Bloom was 4'V _ TTl-H-.-.. !u A r f vaffOfiisfs i wards, eporfs mtation of awards, plans, for..the com- ere featured as the aunty Soil and Water i District held its ing yesterday in the iner. ing was conducted Lezzer of Curwens- ihairman of the dis- d. of directors. Mr. presented Conserva- to Miss Eileen De- iiersburg for her out-' 3 Club Conservation to the Future Farm- rica Chapters of the Area and Curwens- High Schools, awards were accept- chapters by Greg vice president of the High chapter, and ery, president of the e organization. The ere accompanied by rn to Page 8, Col. 1 LUC M. named a Fellow in the Amen can College of Apothecaries in 1952 and in 1955, his phar-. macy was designated as a Rexall "Honor Store" in recog- nition of its high standards of community service. Mr. Bloom, had operated pharmacies at sites presently occupied by Quigley's and Covvdrick's drug stores, before moving to the store's present location. He had been owner of the pharmacy since September 1921, after purchasing the busi- ness from A. M. Thatcher. Professionally, Mr. Bloom was elected first president of the Northc e n t r a 1 Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical- A s s o c i ation when it was formed in 1952 and was also a member of the Pennsylvania Pharmacy Associ-- ation and the National Associa- tion of Retail Druggists. He "was a 50-year elder of the First United Presbyterian Church, a member of the Free arid Accepted Masons Lodge No. 314 and the Jaffa Shrine. A native of Pike Township, he was graduated in 1905 from the Curwensville High School and was awarded a degree in 1910 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Mr. Bloom was born April 6, 1886, a son of the late John J. and Alice (Read) Bloom. He married the former Alma Shaw of Curwensville Nov. 1, 1911. He is survived by his. wife; a sister, Miss Ella J. Bloom, Curwensville; and a brother, Cecil R. Bloom Inside The Progress Classified Ads 16, 17 Comics...................19 Sunday School Lesson 11 Hints From Heloise 20 Editorial, Columns...... 4 Hospital News 17 Obituaries 18 Sports.................. Today in History 5 News From Around World 18 Social News 2, 3, 20 Area Servicemen 2, 7 More Political News 5 News for Miners ......7, 9 Assembly Session Certain Reapportionment Of State's 27 Congress Seats To Be Subject By JACK LYNCH HARRISBURG (AP) Gov. Scranton said today hs will call a special session of the legisla- ture at the earliest possible time to reapportion 'Pennsylvania's 27 Congressional districts. "Time is of the the governor told his weekly news conference. He said he has not decided on a definite date, add- "But for working out a gooc sound system it should be done by Feb. 15, the first day'for cir culating nominating petitions This means we will have to move fairly quickly." Congressional reapportionment is necessary because ward changes in the city of Philadel- phia have altered the complex- ion; of .the .five districts there: The governor said, however, it is advisable to adopt a new statewide redistricting to avoid the possibility of court challeng- es later. Some of the districts vary from population averages by as much as 25 per cent. Scranton said he will submit his 1966-67 budget to the legisla- ture at the end of the month. He reiterated that it would not require tax increases. The governor said he has not decided whether any other sub- jects would be included in a spe- cial session. The 1966 session is limited by law to budget mat- ters and constitutional amend- ments. However, he said, any special session would be limited to very Lawrence Board Acts on Guard, Sewage Matters The Lawrence Township Board Df Supervisors voted to hire a crossing guard and considered ewer line probljms as it held ts first regular meeting of the new year last night. The hiring of the guard was n answer to a request from he Lawrence Township School Board which cited the potential danger to some 65 children who TOSS Mill Road en route to classes at the Plymptonville and Third Ward Elementary Schools. The officer will be assigned to the Mill Road Race Street in- tersection while the children are on their way to school and at dismissal time. Three residents of the Old Town Road neighborhood were present to ask the Supervisors assistance in locating a private sewer line which serves their homes so that they may connect to a township line. Another property owner, from the Mill Road area, reported that septic tanks at six residences there will be because of the construction of new Route 153 and' asked if plans were being-considered to construct a sewer there. They are, the board responded, and arrangements for the preliminary survey will be made today. In other business the Super- visors approved an agreement to pay half the cost of the in- Reds Retaliate After Allies Rip Viet Cong Posts By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Allied troops and U. S- planes knocked out hidden Viet Cong installations in widely separated areas in the past 48 hours, but the Communists struck back tonight with two terrorist attacks in Saigon. 'Terrorists exploded a mine outside the Saigon airport and blew up a police substation in the eastern part of city, killing at least two Vietnamese. Three American servicemen and three Vietnamese ......---------------------------------fwounded in the attack at Clearfield Man To Head Heart Funrf Campaign Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Courthouse Annex Getting New Face The Courthouse Annex is get- ting a face-lifting. C. J. Cuetara, Clearfield con- tractor, was hired by the County Commissioners to sandblast the structure. The job is expected to last another two weeks or more. Frank Reed, above, of Clear- field has been named- general chairman of the Allegheny Mountain Heart Association's 1966 campaign, it was announc- ed today. The association covers Clear- field, Jefferson, Elk, McKean and Potter counties Mr. Reed, vice president of the association, was co-chair- man of last year's drive which went over its goal by Clearfield County, however, did not raise as much as it had in the airport. It was the new year's first terrorism in Saigon, which was hit by a flurry of grenade- throwing incidents aimed at U.S. troops during the celebra- tion of the Viet Cong's fifth birthday last month. The U.S. 173rd Airborne Bri- gade, pushing through the steamy swamplands west of Saigon, uncovered a. network of Communist bunkers filled with ammunition and supplies as the Viet Cong fell back before the American .paratroopers. The paratroopers blew up the fortifications on the sixth day of the first U.S. invasion in strength of the Mekong Delta, a Communist stronghold. Other elements of the 173rd Brigade came on what one U.S. spokesman called a Viet Cong "general store" near the marshy Plain of Reeds, a Red stronghold and infiltration route Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 West Decatur Man Dies of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning WEST 59-year old West Decatur man, Alton Hummel was found dead yes- terday in his garage, a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning from the fumes of a truck ex- haust. William W. Strange, Clearfield County deputy .coroner, ruled the death accidental. Mr. Strange said that the garage door was closed and that Mr. iHumrnel had apparently been repairing his pick-up truck. The Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page S, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 ending early 1o- md changing to i snow flurries, and much colder low of 14 to 23. sartly cloudy and ,vith a chance of urries. 5-.00 Field River Level lesday 7 p. m. st t 7 a. m. 6.85 irfield Weather lesday low 16; High night low 30. aitation .27 inches. State Airport lesday I o w 11; 5. night low 33. Day Forecast 6-10 vill average near mal highs of 34 to of 21 to 22. be warm Thursday iday, colder Satur- id Sunday, worm- wly Monday. Pre- m will average uarters of an inch inch melted as rain sy and Friday and Saturday, ending Another Storm Hits Northwest California SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Another storm slammed into northwestern California today in a region where persons already have left their homes, many roads have been closed and snow-laden roofs have col- apsed. Three hikers are missing on Mt. Shasta which, residents say, has had the heav- iest snow in more than 20 years. The Smith River in the far northwest rose at a rate of a foot an hour. Although the situa- tion remained less than critical, the disaster-hardened people of Crescent City, Calif., took pre- cautions. Other rivers receded during the lull before the new storm. This storm, as well as the one before it, originated in Alaska. It was expected to drop heavy rains from Oregon to Ukiah, Calif., 110 miles north of San Francisco. Another and potentially more dangeroxis storm spun off from Hawaii and beaded toward the mainland. Torrential rains from Hawai- ian storms and melted mountain snow killed 23 and did billion in damage in Christmas week of 1964. The U.S. Weather Bureau in San Francisco said "the flood- ing pressure on rivers of central California should ease while those of the extreme north should increase." Forecaster W. E. Brenkman said an added hazard was snow- melt. Hilt Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 3 STATUS IN COUNTY Triple lines indicating construction of the Keystone SHortway in Clearfield County are beginning to fill this map. Longest continuous stretch runs from Much Accomplished During 1965 Elliott Park interchange to Dale in Bradfora Township. Bids are expected this winter on Sections 23 and 34. DuBois Reservoir agree- ment between the city and the State High- way Department will open the way for con- struction of 25 and 26. Work on 33 is expect- ed to get under way this month. (Progress Map) Weather Extends Shortway Work First of Two Articles Motorists aren't the only ones who are in favor of the mild winter Clearfield County has enjoying so far. Along most of the Keystone Shortway in the county, con- tractors are keeping their fing- i eis crossed that the high tem- perature-no snow weather con-) tinufes. Many had planned to' close their jobs last month with the thought in mind that wintry blasts would make work un- bearable. But they're still on the job. Of the eight sections of the interstate highway under con- struction in the county only two have closed for the winter, but not because bad weather. The two projects 28 and 30 had reached the point where it was not necessary to push for early completion because ad- joining sections won't be ready and spring or summer tem- peratures are necessary for completion. On Section 28 (4.17 miles from Moose to Mt. joy) rough grading and struc- tures had been finished and fine grading is scheduled to begin in the spring. On Section 30 (the Fulton bridges at Wolf Run) work has been completed ex- cept for some minor spring cleanup and paving. Crews are still working on six sections: 24, Route 219 to 255 near BuBois; 27, Elliott Park to Moose Creek; 29, Mt. Joy to Fulton bridges; 31, Fulton Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 ;