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Progress, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chockk Women arc now at a distinct disadvantage since man has learned to travel faster than sound. THE PROGRESS fUacbr's Tip The personal property tax is discussed in tonight's editorial on Page 4. Vol. 59 No. 9 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Volley, Pa., Wednesday, January 12, 1966 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Johnson's Peace, War Report Awaited BRISBIN HOME DESTROYED Smoke pouring from the John Acey home at Bris- bin yesterday hides a portion of the'house from view as fire races through the interior. The loss, estimated at between and left Mr. and Mrs. Acey and their three children homelesc. More than 100 firemen from Houtzdale, Osceola Mills and Ramey fought the raging fire. (Progress Photo) Shafer Slate Endorsed... GOP Presents United Front for Fall Campaign HARRISBUKG (AP) The Republican leadership in Penn- sylvania presented a united front today as it prepared for the months of campaigning that lie ahead for its 1966 state- wide ticket. The party's state executive committee Tuesday gave its unanimous endorsement to the slate headed by Lt. Gov. f Raymond P. Shafer for gov- ernor. Unanimity was assured when U.S. Rep. Richprd S. Schweiker of Montgomery County told the 30-member committee that he was withdrawing from conten- tion for the gubernatorial nomi- nation. Slated by the committee to run with Shafer were: Atty. Gen. Waiter E. Alcssan- Philipshurg Bank Adds Two Men As Directors PHILIPSBURG The board of directors of the First Nation- al Bank was increased from 13 to 15 members at the annual meeting of stockholders held" yesterday afternoon in the bank. David L. Baird of Philipsburg and Halden J. Johnson of Lanse were new members elect- ed as directors. All 13 prior directors were re-elected. They are: Dr. C. A. Gette Jr., Morrisdale; Mrs. William R. Harkins, Osceola Mills; James E. Hoffman, Kar- thaus; W. Robert Johnson, Ky- lertown; G. Frank Dunkle, Wil- liam A. France, George McG. Fryberger, Frank W. Fulton, George R. Griest, Fred E. Ib- Plcase Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 droni for lieutenant governor. John K. Tabor, secretary of commerce, for secretary of in- ternal affairs. Judge Theodore 0. Spaulding of Philadelphia for a vacancy on the Superior Court. Judge G. Harold Watkins for re-election to the same court. The executive committee's recommendations will be placed before the full 3-member state committee in the near future, according to Republican State Chairman Craig Truax. Gov. Scrantoir called the slate a "dream ticket Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 County National Bonk Directors, Officers Renamed All officers and directors of the County National Bank at Clearfield were re-elected yes- terday at the annual meeting of stockholders, followed by a meeting of the directors. Directors re-elected were Dorse Albert, Roy I. Fulton, L. C. Hegarty, L. L. Howe, Char- les T. Kurtz Jr., John L. Kurtz, F. B. Lansberry, John Leitzing- er, H. M. McGarvey, A. L. Moore Jr., J. K. Ruch, William U. Smith, L. E. Soult, R. B. Strattan and W. K. Ulerich. Bank officers re-elected by the directors were: Frederick B. Lansberry, president; Charles T. Kurtz Jr., vice president; David R. Ferguson, vice presi- dent and cashier; Howard M. McGarvey Jr., vice president and trust officer; and J. O. Hen- ry, vice president. The position of chairman of the board was Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 President's Speech On TV, Radio NEW YORK (AP) The ma-' jor radio and television net- works will carry President Johnson's State of the Union message to Congress live at 9 o'clock (EST) tonight. The major network telecasts will be in color. Inside The Progress Classified Ads 20, 21. Sports 14, 15 Comics 23 News From Around World 2 Hospital News 3 Obituaries 21 Social News, 3, 24 Editorial, Columns 4 Hints From Heloise 18 Soviet Policy 5 New Indian Leader 8 More on Viet Nam ___ 10 Farm Show News 2, 8, 12 Area Servicemen 5, 16- India's Ruling Party leaders Discuss Future By CONRAD FINK NEW DELHI India, (AP) Leaders of India's ruling Con- gress party began discussing the political future today as the body of Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri was consigned to funeral flames by the holy Jumna River. More than a million mourning Indians looked on as Shastri's eldest son, Hari Kishan, touched a blazing torch to the funeral pyre of sandalwood in accord- ance with Hindu rites. A few moments before this final act, Shastri's successor, Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nan- da, climbed the steps to the top of the pyre and stood silently, his face agonized with grief. Standing nearby were Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin, U.S. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and many other for- eign representatives. Despite their grief, Nanda and Uumaraswami Kamaraj, presi- dent of the Congress party, met early today to discuss election Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Network of Tunnels U. 5. Force Successful In Push Against Reds By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam'. (AP) U. S. killed 23 Viet Cong and uncovered and destroyed a network of tunnels more than a mile square today as they continued their biggest push of the war to drive the guerrillas from the edge of the Iron Triangle. The day's report raised the Commun ist toll in five days of Operation Crimp to 107 insurgents killed and 80 captured. Weapons and supplies seized included 122 personal guns, 20 automatic weapons, a mortar, a recoiless rounds of ammuni tion and 71 tons of rice. As the Americans kept up their destructive blows on the edge of the Saigon River 25 miles northwest of the capital, U.S. and Vietnamese spokes- men reported-236 American and Vietnamese soldiers killed or missing last week compared with 714 Viet Cong killed or cap- tured. A U.S. military spokesman said American casualties for the week were 43 killed, 202 wounded and two missing or captured. The week before American casualties were 34 dead, 116 wounded and five missing or captured. The South Vietnamese report- ed 118 of their men killed and 73 missing last week but refused to give the number of wounded. More than two dozen B52 Stratofortresses swept in from Guam to continue their almost daily bombardment of Viet Cong targets. They dropped more than pounds of bombs on a Communist stronghold near the Cambodian border and a Viet Cong settlement south of Da Nang. A battalion of U.S. Marines later moved by helicopter into the target area near Da Nang. The Leathernecks reported one Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Support For Sen. Casey Seen Growing VALLEY FORGE, Pa. Support appeared to be growing today for State Sen. Robert P. Casey of Scranlon who is seek- ing the Democratic party's nom- ination for governor. Casey's chances for the can- didacy got a big boost Tuesday night when Mayor James H. J. Tate of Philadelphia said he will back the 34-year-old senator from -Lackawanna County. "Of those candidates who've announced their availability so said Tate, "I'm for Casey. He looks pretty good to me." A number of local Democratic ward leaders also indicated their preference for Casey. One of them said he was certain that Democratic city committee chairman Francis R. Smith of Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 The People Speak N. Y. Transit Strike Raising Havoc With Economy, Politics By SAMUEL LUBELL Progress Special Correspondent Any settlement of the transit strike w ill still leave much economic and political bitterness among New York City's eight mi! lion residents. A sizable majority of the persons I have interviewed around the city during this past week say, "They'll have to raise the fare" for subways and buses to 20 25 cents. Steps To Reach Settlement In Strike Outlined By JERRY BUCK NEW YORK (AP) Media- tors get together with Mayor John V. Lindsy today to outline steps they think should be taken to end New York's lengthening transit crisis. After another Jong day and night of negotiation- with solu- tion seemingly no closer, Dr. Nathan P F.einsinger, head of the three-man mediation group, said: "We plan to indicate to (Lind- say) the procedures which the panel believes should be fol- lowed to resolve this dispute and bring about a resumption of work at the earliest possible moment." Following Tuesday's record low traffic for the strike, the number of automobiles began Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Three Collisions Cause Almost Damage Less than damage re- sulted from three traffic acci- dents in Clearfield Borough and surrounding area yesterday. No one was injured in any of the collisions. Two of the accidents were within the borough, one at the intersection of West Locust Street and Hughes Avenue and the other at the corner of East Locust and Third Streets. Reporting on the West Locust Street accident, Patrolman Wil- liam Mohney said Paul Wesley Street, 15, of 509 West Locust St., was starting a car which was parked in front of his home. He forgot the car was in gear and when he left the clutch out, the vehicle went into the street and into the path of a truck driven by Walter L. Thompson, 20, of Clearfield R.D. 2. Police said young Street will Please Turn to Page 21, Col. 8 Many feel, as a garage me- chanic in the Bronx put it, "New York's been the cheap- est riding city for years." Oth- ers have been brought around to accepting a fare increase by the 10-day transit tie-up. The strongest opposition to a fare hike is found among elder- ly pensioners who protest "ev- erything keeps going up, up, and and by low-income workers who grumble, "It would hurt us poor folks." Often these objections come from persons who have been hit harshly by the paralyzing transit strike. In Harlem every fifth worker interviewed last Friday had been unable to get to his or her job since the start of the strike. One garment worker said, "I've reached the point where I'll have to apply for welfare." She then added, "There's talk that the fare is going to 25 cents. I'll have to pay it but I can't afford it." It has been in economic terms that the transit walkout has been felt most severely by the public. In my interviewing I have been impressed by hew Please Turn to Page 21, Col. 3 Cloudy and warmer to- night with snow, possibly mixed with rain, begin- ning late tonight or early tomorrow morning and continuing through the day. Low tonight in the 20s. Sunrise Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. 6.00 feet Today 7 a. m. 5.75 feet Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 14; High 16. Overnight low 12. Precipitation .03 inches. Mid State Airport .Tuesday low 9; High 14. Overnight low 3. Day Forecast Jan. 13-17: Tempera- lures will average about three to five degrees above the normal highs of 34 to 36 and low of 21. Temperatures will be near normal Thursday and Fri- day, warmer Saturday and turning colder Sunday and Monday. Precipitation will total about one half to three-quarters of on inch, Marra Re-elected Chairman Of Municipal Unit CURWENSVILLE James V. Marra was re-elected chair- man of the Curwensville Muni- cipal Authority yesterday at its annual reorganization meeting. Mr. Marra, who the night be- fore had been re-appointed to a five-year term on the board by Borough Council, has head- ed the Authority since it was organized to build and operate a municipa' sewerage system in the community. Other officers, all of whom were re-elected, are: Claude Bloom, vice chairman; W. D. Tate, secretary; Arthur E. Svvanson, treasurer; and Ray- mond C. Curry, assistant sec- retary-treasurer. During the regular business session, the Authority reviewed a list of delinquent accounts and heard a report from sewer man- ager Milford Bowman relative to complaints of sewer stop- pages due to roots of shade trees working their way into service lines. The, matter was referred for a legal opinion on the best pos- sible way of solving the prob- lem. It also was announced that the solicitor has mailed notices to property owners who still have not paid their front-foot assessments dating back to 1958. Writs of execution are being issued to the county sheriff's office for collection. Four Tires Stolen At Clearfield Station The theft of four tires from the Second Street Sunoco Serv- ice Station at the intersection of Bridge and Second streets was reported to Clearfield police this morning. The tires, all displayed in stands, were left outside acci- dentally when the service sta- tion closed last night. The theft of both the tires and the stands was discovered when the station was opened at 6 a. m. The stolen tires are all Kelly brand. Tthey include a black studded tire, 775 x 14, and three white walls, 825 x 14, 775 X 14, and 775 x 15. Quarry Storage Bin Damaged by Fire Damage estimated by fire- men at resulted from a fire early yesterday afternoon at the Johnston Stone Quarry at Wolf Run. Damage was confined to the flooring of a storage bin. The alarm was answered by both Lawrence Township and Clearfield Borough fire depart- ments. Woolridge Named Clearfield School Committee Head H. Rembrandr Woolridge of Clearfield was elected president of the new Clearfield Area School District at an organization meeting of the district's interim operating committee last night. Other officers are: M. Austin Turner, Lawrence Town- ship, vice president; Kenneth H. Shirey, Bigler (Bradford to continue as secretary; and Paul Silberblatt, Clearfield, assistant secretary. A treasurer will be named later. Elwood L. Rohrbaugh, super- intendent of schools since 1958, was elected chief school admin- istrator, the new title for the professional head of school dis- tricts under Act 299, the school reorganization bill. Joseph J. Lee was retained as solicitorvfor the new district. "The official name will be the Clearfield Area School District. Members of the interim op- erating committee set the third Tuesday of each month as a regular meeting night with the first meeting scheduled Tues- day, Feb. 15, in the Senior High School cafeteria. All mem- bers of the former Clearfield Area Joint School Board are in- vited to attend. Present last night, in addition to the members named as of- ficers, were Thomas -Krolick, Covington -TownshiaL., s Luzier, Girard Township; Franklin Sankey, Goshen ship; Raymond Witherow, Knox Township, and James Burns- worth, Lawrence Township. H. R. Woolridge Heads School Committee Philipsburg Retailers To Study Financing PHILIPSBURG Karl Link, Orville Shugarts and Frank Abbarno were named to study plans1 for increasing funds to fi- nance local sales promotion campaigns yesterday at a meeting of the Retail Division of the Chamber of Commerce. The committee, named by President Thomas Sellers, is to report at the next meeting of the division. Members discussed store hours for the year but no 'deci- sions were reached during the session. Luther L. Warsing, chamber president, outlined endeavors of the Chamber to secure new in- dustries for the community. Game Wardens Crack Illegal Deer Meat Ring Near Tyrone TYRONE, Pa. (AP) State game wardens say they have broken up an illegal deer meat selling ring in Blair County. Game protector Paul Miller said Thomas Wilson of Tyrone R.D. 3, operator of a grocery store on Route 220, was arrested Tuesday and charged with pos- session, offering for sale and the selling of deer meat. It is illegal to sell deer meat in Pennsylvania. Wilson was unable to meet bail of and was remanded to the county jail in Hollidays- burg pending court action. Miller said the ring had been operating for some time in Blair, Clearfield, Huntingdon and Centre counties. Delivers Talk At 9 Tonight Continuation of His 'Great Society' Program Expected By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Johnson goes before Con- gress tonight with a war and jeace report epected to pro- vide for continuing his ''Great Society" domestic program. In a State of the Union ad- dress to be carried by radio and elevision networks at 9 p.m. EST, Johnson planned to bring members up to date on his Viet Nam peace offensive aimed at starting negotiations with the Communists to end the South- east Asia fighting. There was no advance indica- tion that he would be able to announce any response from a memorandum covering U.S. peace objectives passed directly to North Vietnamese repre- sentatives. But while Radio Hanoi contin- ued to berate the President's call for unconditional discus- sions, the absence of any formal public rejection of the memo- randum stirred some hopes in Congress that there may be grounds for believing they might yet materialize. A presidential pledge to con- tinue the search for peace was expected to soften the grim pos- sibility that the war may have to be accelerated if the Commu- nists persist in refusing to talk. Aides indicated Johnson may come up with some over-all to- tal, ranging between billion and billion, for a new bud- get. Any such total, for the fis- cal beginning next July 1, would not include the billion to in additional funds administration officials have been talking about to finance the war. Johnson said in. a letter from which AFL-CIO-' President George Meany quoted Tuesday that he is "determined to press ahead in building the Great So- Meany had expressed fears in a letter to the President that mounting war costs might force a cutback in domestic pro- grams, such as the war on pov- erty. The union leader said that through efficient management eliminating outmoded functions, and reductions in some other areas, Johnson said substantial savings had been found to fi- nance the social programs the Report Charts New Course for Higher Education in State By VINCENT P. CAROCCI ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) A consultant's re- port charting a new course for higher education in Penn- sylvania to be traveled in a spirit of cooperation, was un- veiled today by the State Board of Education. The report prepared by the Academy for Educational Development, Inc., of New York, officially was titled "Ele- ments of a Master Plan for Higher Education for Penn- sylvania." However, it is expected to form the base for the official master plan to be drafted by the boards council of higher educa- tion for presentation, with the full board approval, to Gov. Scranton and the general assem- bly. The master plan itself is ex- pected to be ready for formal submittal by six months. A five-man panel of Seasonal Pricing Said Confusing To Milk Users Frank Hoffman, manager of the. Sanitary Milk Co. at Cur- wensville and president of the Area Nine Dealers Association, told a recent State Milk Con- trol Commission hearing at Hol- lidaysburg that seasonal pricing is confusing to the consumer. Mr. Hoffman asked the Com- mission to consider elimination of such pricing because it does not'accomplish its purpose. The practice has been to cut prices in ".the summer when milk is plentiful and boost them in the winter. 1 The hearing was held for the Area Nine Milk Marketing Area which covers 17 counties, in- cluding Clearfield. Mr. Hoffman also recom- mended: that the price differen- tial between the half-gallon package and two single quarts Please Turn to Page 21, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 con sultants wrote in the 220-page document: "The broadening role which higher education has been as- signed in our society suggests that a stated public policy in re- spect to higher education is def- initely needed in Pennsylvania." For a "clear, comprehensive and coordinated public policy to be truly effective, the consult- ants said, it first must be agreed upon by the parties concerned. This would include: establishment of "clear line of relationship be- tween the commonwealth and various types of institutions of higher education in the slate.' Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 County Men With Navy, Air Force In Viet Nam War WITH U.S. COMBAT AIR FORCES, Viet Nam Airman l.C. Patrick J. Geisler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur L. Geisler of 13 Mill Roar1 Trailer Park, Clearfield, Pa., is now in Viet Nam. Airman Geisler is a fireman in the Pacific Air Forces which provides air offensive and de- fensive units in Southeast Asia, the Far East and Pacific. The airman is a graduate of Clearfield Area High School. His wife, Leah, is the daughter of Mrs. Bess Stidham of 308 Swi- hart St., Columbia City, Ind. Chief Electronics Technician Martin W. Cathermcn, USN, husband of the former Wjlda Carlson of 414 Juanita St., DuBois, is serving aboard the destroycr USS McKean, which is operating off the Viet- namese coast with the Seventh Fleet. The destroyer is supplying naval gunfire support (shore bombardment) for friendly forces in South Viet Nam. NEWSPAPER! Westover R. D. Man Awaits Court Action On Burglary Charge M.-vHAFFEY A 24-year-old Westover R. D. 1 man is await- ing court action after being ax- rented for burglarizing a home an 1 barn near here last Nov. 15. Charles E. Oaks was arrested by Slate Trooper Edward Peter- son of Troop C Headquarters at Punxsutawney and arraigned yesterday before Justice of the Peace Harry Ganoe at Clear- field. Oaks waived a preliminary hearing and was committed to the Clearfield County Jail to await court action. He is charged with burglariz- ing the home and barn of K. J. Kitchen at Mahaffey R. D, 1. Numerous items were taken but no estimate of their value was made by police. NEWS PA PER SRC I ;