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Progress, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Three Women Die in Crash Near Luthersburg Today's Chuckle The best flings in life are -not free. THE PROGRESS Reader's Tip The New York transit strike is discussed in 'The Washington Scene" on Page 4. Vol. 60 No. 7 Our 56fh Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, January 10, 1966 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Reds Duck Allied Knockout Punch Women Killed In Collision Cor, Crash at Crossing In Brady Township Three Lock Haveii women were killed instantly Saturday afternoon when their car was struck by a Baltimore and Ohio freight train at a rural road crossing four miles northwes of Luthersburg. State police from the DuBois Substation identified'the victims as Mrs. Miriam Hartrnan, 48 the driver, and her passengers Mrs. Mary Cuba, 46, and Helen Gillespie, 48. L. J. Jacobson of Salamanca N. Y., engineer of the train, told police the car was proceeding along Legislative Route 170K parallel to the track. When both got to the crossing, Jacobson said he was shocked to see the car turn right to cross the track in front of the train. Police said the car was push- ed 1.870 feet before the engineer could bring the freight train to a halt. The accident occurred in Brady Township at p. m. and resulted in the first traffic fatalities in Clearfield County in 1966. According to police, the track and the road run parallel for some 800 feet with 'no obstruc- tions to block either the driver's or engineer's view. Jacobson said the train was moving at 39 miles per hour. He said he sounded his horn twice as a matter of routine safety but couldn't believe it when the car turned in front of him at the crossing. Police said the women were en route to visit Mrs. Cuba's mother, Mrs. Mary LommockT near DuBois. Mrs. Hartman, a Lock Haven native, was a caseworker for the Department of Public As- sistance. She is survived by a son and a daughter. Mrs. Cuba, a Sykesville na- tive, was a clerk in the Clinton County Commissioners office. She is survived by her husband, sons and two daughters. Mrs. Gillespie, a native of Or- viston, Centre County, was a household worker. She is sur- vived by a daughter. Meanwhile, police at Clear- field and Philipsburg reported a total of four weekend accidents Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 7 District Road Toll This Year Accidents 9 Injured 5 Damages Deaths 3 Deaths Elsewhere......0 A Year Ago Accidents 13 Injured 19 Damages Deaths 0 Deaths Elsewhere ___ 0 Near Curwensville... Fire Burns Out Family of Six CURWENSVILLE A family of six was left homeless Saturday night when fire swept their two-story frcfme home located between Bloomington and Glen .Richey, about four miles south of here. The loss was placed at by Curwensville Fire Chief William M. Kelly. Cause >of the blaze was not imme- diately determined, the fire chief said. Homeless are Mr. and Mrs. John Lord and their four children aged 5 through 16. They were .away at the time the parents and two dren at Curwensville and two children at a neighboring home. It was the second major fire in less than a week in the Cur' wensville area, which last-year had ,a total fire, loss of only Fire Chief Issues Stern Warning On Following Trucks CURWENSVILLE Curwens ville Fire Chief William M. Kel ly today issued a stern warning against unauthorized persons following fire trucks and con verging on the scene of a fire Efforts of firemen in getting equipment to the scene have been greatly hampered, accord- ing to the fire chief, who cited last Saturday's fire and one last Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Shafer Enters Gubernatorial Race in State HARRISBURG Gov. Raymond P. Shafer formally an- ounced today his candidacy for ie Republican nomination for overnor, and immediately em- arked on a six-city air tour to pread his message across the ommonwealth. "With pride in Pennsylvania nd all her people, I announce my candidacy for hafer said at an airport news onference before taking off on he tour. "I want to lead this tale. I want to see Pennsylvania nd her people achieve the very est that is within her." Shafer said he expected Gov. cranlon and Republican U.S. en. High Scott to hold news Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Last Monday evening fire razed the printing shop of Arthur Schirmer on Ridge Ave- nut, just beyond the borough line causing damage. Firemen were summoned at p. m. but arrived to find .the home completely engulfed. Although Hyde firemen also were summoned, neither de- partment went into action. Flames, whipped by strong winds, shot high into the air and the, sky glowed red for miles around. The glare of the- fire was easily visible at Curwens- ville and as far away as Clear- field. Once the fire was discovered the two eldest Lord children, James and Glenn, ran from a neighbor's and found the kitchen filled with fire. Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 8 SOLEMN SILHOUETTES Three volunteer firemen stand by helpless as fire eats away at remains of the John Lord home between Bloomington and Glen Richey Sat- urday night. They arrived to find it totally engulfed by flames and could do nothing to save the structure. Damage was estimated at Vrsif Set Monday In Clearfield Church How long has it been since you've given a pint of blood? If the answer is "not; for some time" or "never" you can change it by donating a pint next Monday, Jan. 17, when the Red Cross Bloodmobile pays its first visit of 1966 in Clearfield. Time, noon to 6 p. place, West Side Methodist Church. The Jan. 17 visit -is being sponsored by the John Lewis Shade Legion Post and the American Legion Aux- iliary Unit 6 of Clearfield. Mem- bers of both organizations are jusily involved in recruiting don- ors this week in order to meet or surpass, if possible the usual quota of 125 pints of blood. Legion Commander Stephen Demchak has appointed William S. Nagle to head the donor re- cruitment committee for the Post. Mrs. Velma Farran will serve as recruitment chairman "or the Auxiliary, Mrs. Willard H. Billotte, president of that or- ;anization, reported. Persons not contacted by a Region or Auxiliary member and wishing to give blood may make an appointment by calling the Red Cross office, 765-5516. During 1965, 896 pints of Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 8 Great Society, Viet To Be Key Congress Issues By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) The 89th Congress begins its second session today in an atmosphere of political and economic ten- sion as it awaits President Johnson's Wednesday night re- port on the stale of the war in Viet Nam. Leaders scheduled routine sessions of both houses, beginning at noon, Eastern Standard Time. The appoint- ment of committees to notify the President of their convening and the swearing in of new members was to be the princi- pal business. What Johnson has to say in his State of the Union address Wednesday night about his ef- forts to generate Viet Nam peace negotiations and the impact on his "Great Society" program if they fail and the war is intensified will set the tone for the 1966 session. There is some doubt that Johnson can forecast at this point what turn the Viet Nam situation may take. It is generally assumed in Congress that the pause in the bombing of North Viet Nam tar- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Most People Exempt... County Tax Form Causes Confusion A portion of more than personal property tax return forms mailed last week have begun to trickle back in, the Clearfield County Commissioners reported today. At least returns had been filed up to today, the Commissioners said. The deadline for filing is Feb. 15. At the same time they reported that some confusion has resulted over the tax and said this is understandable the forms have never Inside The Progress Classified Ads 13 .Comics 15 Sports 10, 11 News From Around World 6 Obituaries 12 Hospital News.......8, 9 Editorial, Columns 4 Hints From Heloise ___ 16 Page of Pictures 14 Social News 3, 16 Today in History......8 County Native Graduates 2 Social Security News 7 COLDER THRU KILLED IN CAR Auto in which three Lock Hav- en women were riding Saturday sits on tracks four miles northwest of Luthersburg after it had been push- ed feet by B O train. The woman were killed instantly. (AP Wirephoto) Cloudy, windy and cold- er tonight and Tuesday with snow flurries. Low to- night 15 to 25. Sunrise Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. rn. 6.58 feet Today 7 a. m. 6.48 feet Clearfield Weather Sunday low 9; High 28. Overnight low 20. Mid State Airport Sunday low 6; High 25. Overnight low 25. Bloom Sworn In As Jury Commissioner Kelly D. Bloom, Clearfield Democrat, was sworn in today as jury commissioner at a special session of Clearfield County Court. Mr. Bloom, who was elected to the post last' November, was unable to allenrt the regular swearing in eeremony last Mon- day duo lo illness. The oath of office was admin- istered by Judge John A. Cher- ry at 10 a. m. been mailed to everyone be- fore. In reality, however, the tax has been in effect since 1906 and hundreds of countians have been paying it every year, ac- counting for about of the annual tax revenue. The majority of countians are not likely to be affected by the tax, however, since it applies only ito owners or part-owners in any mortgage, judgment, stock, bond, article of agree- ment or any other taxable ifem. "Government bonds, mutual funds and Pennsylvania cor- porations are said board chairman J. Harold Mc- Fadden. Actually, the average work- er isn't likely to be affected at all, but the private investor, on the other hand, will be. The Commissioners believe Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Public Confused Over Action On Tax Programs HARRISBURG (AP) Confu- sion apparently is growing among taxpayers as more mu- nicipalities and school districts tap the numerous revenue sour- ces available to them. The confusion, it seems, is not so much about the taxes them- all of them have been around for some but with their application, par- ticularly among taxpayers who work outside their home com- muni'y. There are four basic taxes that political subdivisions use: the per capita or residence tax; the occupation tax; the occupa- tional privilege tax and the wage tax. Most of the confusion sur- rounds the taxes relating 10 wages, but this is an effort to explain all four. Per tax is called a residence or head tax, and some municipalities and school districts use it. The limits are for third class cities, for boroughs and first and sec- ond class township1 and for school districts. Counties may levy a per capita tax if they don't tax occupations. tax was first Stronghold Hit by Big U. S. Force Large Cache Of Weapons Left By Fleeing Communists By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) The largest U.S. fighting force of the Vietnamese war demolished a honeycomb of Viet Cong fortifications on the edge of the Iron Triangle 25 miles northwest of Saigon to- day, but the Communists ducked the knockout punch. Most of the guerrillas kept away from the U.S. and Austra- lian troops as they scorched the Communist stronghold on the third day of Operation Crimp. Australians operating with the 1st Infantry Division and the 173rd Airborne Brigade uncov- ered a big weapons cache left by the fleeing Communists. The haul included 47 weapons, five of them crew-size. 114 grenades, 15.000 rounds of small-arms ammunition, 58 heavy-mortar rounds, 100 pounds of dynamite, 20 tons of rice and a large store of medical supplies. There were more than men in the Allied force, but U.S. military spokesmen reported only light contact with the ene- my, a regiment-sized force thought to be holed up in the 12 square miles of jungle and marshland. The spokesman reported 23 Viet Cong killed, 38 captured and 269 suspects, mostly women and children detained. Allied casualties were light, they said. About 240 miles north of Sai- gon, U.S. 1st Cavalry Division troops swooped down on a Communist rest area 40 miles west of Pleiku and destroyed four abandoned camps, U.S. military authorities disclosed. The operation began six days ago, and the troopers moved to within 100 feet of the Cambodi- an border without running into opposition. Elsewhere on the ground, U.S. spokesmen reported few con- tacts with the enemy. But the air war in the South continued unabated with 281 strike mis- sions against Viet Cong-targets by Air Force and carrier Jlanes. Four U.S. planes were ost in the past 24 hours. A Marine F4B Phantom jet Please Turn to Page 6, Col 4 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Clearfield Man Shot, Charged With Burglary HARRISBURG (AP) A Clearfield man, charged with jurglary and possession of bur- jlary tools, is recovering in a hospital from a bul- et wound of the back. The victim, identified as Wil- iam Eugene Harrington, 29, vas listed in satisfactory condi- ion. He came to the hospital under his own power Sunday. State police said he informed them hat he was shot by a hitch- likcr Police also received a report hat a night watchman at North- ern High School in nearby Dills- burg, R.D. 2, a fleeing burglar a short time before Har- rington was admitted. N.Y. Transit Talks Show No Progress NEW YORK (AP) Mara- thon negotiations to end the city's 10-day-old bus and sub- way strike recessed at City Hall just before dawn today, and the chief union bargainer said they had been "completely unpro- ductive and meaningless." Even as the wearv negotiators were leaving, the rumble of con- verging traffic was building in Manhattan's canyons. City offi- cials said the commuting mil- lions, with a bitter expe- rience behind them, had started earlier on this second week of the strike Mayor John V. Lindsay, who had summoned the parties to City Hall late Sunday, signaled the recess when he walked from the hall into lemper- ntures at a.m "The mediation panel has de- clared a recess." Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Booby Traps, Snipers Plague American CIs EDITOR'S NOTE Associated Press photographer Hprst Faas accompanied a battalion of the 1st Infantry Division into the biggest American operation of the war in Viet Nam. By HORST FAAS TRUN LAP South Viet Nam (AP) A lone American spotter plane circled over a maze of camoflaged channels and Viet Cong ----------------_______- just south of the Saigon Riv- er. Only Ihc pilot and n few American oficcrs knew the mission- to collect intelligence for the biggest and most ambi- lious U.S. operation ot the war in Viet Nam. An American combat foree of .some 8.000 paratroopers, infan- trymen and artillerymen was to converse the next morning on Ihis bomb-scarred, triangular- shaped Communist stronghold The spotter pilot did not live to see it. A well-concealed Viet Cong antiaircraft gun shot down his plane. HJS body was recov- ered by helicopter. Just an hour bcforp the huga operation began, the U.S. troops and the Vietnamese forces in the area were told what was planned. American units from three bases, eaeh SO miles apart, hcgain to converge at midnight Friday on the Viet Cong territory 25 miles north- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 rWSPAPER! ;