Progress, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
ChuckU Wife to husband on their wed- ding anniversary: "This year let's give each other sensible gilts like ties and fur coats." THE PROGRESS Tip For more from UK Farm Show see Pages 17 and 18. Vol. 59 No. 10 Our 56th Ytar Ckarfidd, Curwtnsville, Philipsburg, Moshonnon Volley, Pa., Thursday, January 13, 1966 Cop its Daily 20 PACES TODAY LB J Outlines Massive Work Load Says U. S. Forces Will Stay in Viet Nam Until Red Aggression Ends By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Johnson has outlined a massive work load for the new Congress under a record billion budget and has assured Capitol Hill that U.S. fighting men will stay in Viet Nam as long as C6mmunist aggression continues. Democrats and Republicans alike applauded the determina- tion he expressed Wednesday night in his State of the Union message to press for peace al- though "we have received no response to prove either success or failure" on the current American peace offensive. While Democrats applauded his declaration that he would not permit the war to sidetrack his "Great Society" programs, Republicans attacked many of On Down War... 10-Word Proposal to Reds Buried Deep in Speech By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) Buried deep in President Johnson's State of the Union mes- sage is a 10-word proposal to North Viet Nam to start scaling down the war in South- east Asia without negotiations or even an ag reed cease-fire, "We will he said, playing it in low-key, "if others reduce their use of force." Some of the President's closest advisers think that is, in fact, the way the war may begin to end not with a great conference or a formal truce but with a slow 'dwindling of hostilities. In his address to Congress Wednesday night, the President for the first time put the full weight of bis own authority be- hind this alternative with a flat South Viet Force, American Advisers Ambushed by Reds By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) A large guerrilla force ambushed and badly mauled a South Vietnamese battalion and its American advisers at daybreak today within artillery range of the big U. S. Australian Opera- tion Crimp. The ambush came as the South Vietnamese govern- ment prepared to join "the Viet Cong in a truce for the Vietnamese lunar (New Year) celebration next week. The official news agency Viet Nam Press said South Vietnamese troops would stop fighting for three days in observance of the national holiday, which falls on Jan. 20-23. A U.S. spokesman said the American command "will con- form to the posture of the (South Vietnamese) govern- Cerebral Palsy Unit Schedules Open House The Clearfield County Service Committee of United Cerebral Palsy has scheduled an open house Saturday at its newly es- tablished Development Menta] Care Center. The Center, located in the West Side Methodist Church at Clearfield, will officially open next Tuesday" the same day the 1966 United Cerebral Palsy fund raising drive begins. Since United Cerebral Palsy is now a member of the Clear- field United Fund the fund rais- ing drive will not be conducted in either Clearfield or Lawrence Township but will include a house-to-house canvass in other areas of the county. Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 8 Inside The Progress Today in History 3 Editorial, Columns 4 Sunday School Lesson___6 Hospital News 7 Sports 14, 15 Classified Ad 16, 17 Obituaries 18' Comics.................19 Social 2, 7, 9, 20 News From Around World 18 Heloise 20 Farm Show Highlights 17 ment." It was thought that American officials might urge Premier Nguyen Cao Ky to ex- tend the three day cease-fire at least to the four days pro- claimed by the Communists two weeks ago. In honor of the lunar New Year, the Foreign Ministry an- nounced it will release 20 cap- tured North Vietnamese sol- diers. It also said the govern- ment has agreed to allow in- spection of its prisoner of war camps by the International Red Cross, a move urged by the United States. In the war about 500 guerril- las ambushed a South Vietnam- ese battalion of about the same commitment to begin de-esca- lating the conflict if and when the Communists are ready. In recent days dispatches from Viet Nam have indicated some decline in Viet Cong offen- sive activity. Administration of- ficials said they had no way of judging whether this is signifi- cant. It could have been, how- ever, a factor in Johnson's deci- sion to declare at this time his readiness to reduce the fighting through parallel actions by both sides. Johnson put forth the proposi- tion without detracting in any way from his major effort, now three weeks old, to get the Com- munists to agree to a confer- ence and a cease-fire. But in this field he had no significant new concessions to offer, though two points he made may be his domestic program proposals and his assertion that the bud- get deficit for the next fiscal year would be held to bil- lion. On the domestic front, the President's sweeping proposals ranged from plans to combat crime in the streets to establish- ment of a Cabinet-level depart- ment of transportation. Ke asked for laws to guarantee equality for Negroes in the courts and in housing and a con- stitutional amendment which would extend the two-year terms of House members to four years. He asked for money to push ahead on the health and educa- tion programs enacted last year and to expand the antipoverty program. He called for the com- plete rebuilding of entire central and slum areas of several cities and an attack on the polluting of the nation's rivers. He said he would propose legislation aimed at cutting down on traffic slaughter. On the foreign front, he asked for "a new and daring direction to our foreign aid program" with help to nations trying to control population growth. He said he wanted expanded trade with the Soviet Union and East- ern Europe. On "pocketbook he asked that the newly lifted ex- cise taxes be slapped back onto cars and phone calls. He also asked bigger withholdings from paychecks and a speed-up in corporate tax collections. The latter two steps would not mean increases in tax rates. But the President said he would not hesitate to ask Con- gress for additional taxes "if the necessities of Viet Nam re- quire it." Reaction came quickly: Senate GOP Leader Everett M. Dirksen said appropriations committees will take apart Johnson's domestic money pro- posals. "Overly said House Republican Leader Ger- ald R. Ford of Johnson's predic- tion revenues would soar to billion. Some Democrats agreed. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., ordinarily a staunch adminis- tration supporter, questioned whether defense spending could be held to Johnson's estimate of billion. There was criticism from both parties especially among members of the Senate Finance Johnson's pro- posal that excise taxes on auto- mobiles and telephone calls- reduced Jan. restored to meet increased military spend- ing. "Personally I would rather raise taxes on liquor and tobac- co than make the changes the President said Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., the new Finance Committee chairman. "I am opposed" to rescinding the phone tax cut, said Sen. Frank Carlson, R-Kan., senior GOP member of the committee. But Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., said "The President's courageous and sensible call for increased revenues to meet the step-up in defense is in the best tradition of responsible government." Johnson also proposed stepped-up corporate tax collec- tions and revisions in withhold- ing of income taxes but urged no general tax boost. He said: "If the necessities of Viet Nam require it, I will not hesitate to return to the Con- gress for additional appropria- tions and additional revenues." Johnson devoted about one- third of his 52-minute speech to Viet Nam. After restating U.S. deter- mination to remain there until aggression is halted, he men- tioned the 21-day pause in bombing of North Viet Nam and said the government has been working "with imagination and remove any bar- rier to peaceful settlement." Johnson said "we will work for a cease-fire now or once dis- cussions have begun. We will respond if others reduce their use of force: and we will with- draw our soldiers once South Viet Nam is securely guaran- teed the right to shape its own future." If peace efforts fail, he said, we will act as we must to help protect the independence of the valiant people of South Viet Nam." Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 3 N. Y. Transit Strike Ends Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Centre Hill Team Wins Show Ribbon Centre Hill Grange of Morris- dale won a red ribbon award in the square .dancing contest at the State Farm Show at Tarrisburg Tuesday night, it was announced by Farm Show officials. (See Picture Page 18) The Centre Hill dancers com- peted in the Open Class. Four- teen teams in this division won blue ribbons, 10 were awarded red ribbons and 11 received white ribbons. Award of blue ribbons to two Clearfield County egg exhi- bitors was announced at the show yesterday. They went to DuBois Farm Products and the Riverside Division of Penn Traf- fic Co., DuBois, for their exhi- bits in the producer dealer quality class. Philipsburg to Martha Furnace 4f Cleariield... Municipal Authority Engineer Kindig Quits and Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Port Matilda R.D. Man Jailed for Days In Deer Meat Case TYRONE Another arrest was made Wednesday in the illegal deer meat selling ring broken up Monday night by area state game protectors. John Fred Fink, 42, of Port Matilda R. D., Clearfield Coun- ty, was arrested about noon when he turned himself over to local police. Arraigned before Justice of the Peace James Mor- risey of Snyder Township, Fink guilty to charges of illegal possession of parts of 11 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 The resignation of Roy C. Kindig as Authority engineer current prefect reports headed the agenda as the Clearfield Municipal Authority met this morning in the New Dimeling Hotel. Mr. Kindig's resignation was accepted with regret with Secretary D. A. Dolts requested to write a letter to Mr. Kindig expressing the board's appreciation for his many service to the Authority and community. Mr Kmd.g has served as engineer and consultant for the Authority since its tion in 1949, in charge of its expanding Water Division service during that time. The Authority also authoriz ed the sale of a portion of its property at Hillsdale which has almost attained the status of a landmark the old and for many years unused Hillsdale Reservoir. Advertisement for bids on the site will be publish- ed within a few days. Benjamin R. Bodle, Authori- ty manager, reported that a Bigler Road water line correc- tion project has been completed and that work will soon begin on a similar project on Mt. Zion road. On the latter, feet of Pkase Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 Salvation Army Will Transfer Clearfield Couple Capt. and Mrs. Leo DeFelice. in charge of the Clearfield Corps of the Salvation Army for the past years, are in- cluded in the officer changes recently announced by Briga- dier John Waldron, Western Pennsylvania divisional com- mander. Their new appointment xvill be at Vandergrift effective Feb. 2. Replacing them will be Capt, and Mrs. Theodore Thompson who are presently stationed'at Tarentum. The Thompsons have served in the Army for the past 16 years and are the parents of three children. The retirement of Brigadier and Mrs. Harry Painter, for- mer Clearfield officers was also announced. The Painters served at Clearfield for five years leaving here in June 1963. They are presently sta- tioned at Uniontown, where their official retirement service will take place Jan. 29. Former Clearfield Wrestler Faces Busy Saturday Saturday will be a busy day for.James Rolley, 21- year-old varsity wrestler at Bloomsburg State College, with a wedding at Clearfield at p. m. and a wrestling' meet a short time later at Bloomsburg. Rolley, a former resident of LeContes Mills and a Clear- field High School graduate, will have some help though in making connections. His fellow students have taken up a collection to charter a plane which will pick him up at the Clearfield Airport and return him to Bloomsburg hope- fully in time for his match. The whole business started when the Pep Club of Blooms- burg College found out that Rol- ley was supposed to give his sister, Edna, in marriage to Ted Holtz, a teacher at Marion Cen- ter High School. But he couldn't make the wedding in St. John's Lutheran Church at Clearfield and get back to Bloom sburg in time for a meet with East Stroudsburg State College. This can't happen, said the Pep Club, not with Rolley, last year's 137-pound National Ath- letic Intercollegiate Association champion, as one of their stars in the crucial mat contest. So they started a fund. Now, Jim Rolley will come to Clearfield for the wedding, be met at the Clearfield Airport at 7 p. m. by a plane from the Columbia Aircraft Service at Bloomsburg and two members Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 1 Plans Completed By Women for Republican Dinner Arrangements for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, sponsored by the Clearfield County Council of Republican Women, were completed at an executive board meeting of the council last night in Republican Headquarters at Clearfield. Council President Julia Leon- ard announced that State Sen- ator D. Elmer Hawbaker of Franklin County will be guest speaker for the affair which has been set for Feb. 5 in the New Dimeling Hotel. A reception for Sen. and Mrs. Hawbaker will precede the dinner at p. m. Tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased from any member or from Mrs. Leonard in the controller's office at the Courthouse. No tickets will be Rt. 322 Location Study Under Way The State Highway Department announced yesterday that a study is under way to find a new location for Route 322 between Philipsburg and Martha Furnace in Centre County. The announcement was similar to one made back in November that a study had begun on a Clearfield bypass of Route 322. Berger Associates of Camp Hill have been awarded contracts for both projects. The firm will: study alternate locations for the Phiiipsburg to Martha Furnace highway to alleviate traffic jams result from the winding, two lane highway down the Port Matilda Mountain; sugges these alternate routes to the Hjghwqy Department; anc then design a highway from department specifications. The route covers 11.5 miles and the estimated cost of con struction is million. The Berger firm will have a total of 16 months to complete the location situdy and design. It was announced on Nov. 24 that Berger had started a study of the proposed Clearfield bypass of Route 322 from some- where near the Zimmerman block plant west of the borough and following a general route around the southeastern section Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Philipsburg Commerce Association Discusses Property Improvement PHILIPSBURG Possible improvements to the 50-acre Shaw-Peters tract, near Wallace- ton, were discussed here Tues- day night during a routine busi- ness meeting of the Philipsburg Association of Commerce in the junior high school. It was pointed out by Presi- dent C. Edward Hayes that the plot has now been in the pos- session of the association for about eight years and was due for a "cleaning up" to make it more attractive as a potential industrial site. Since the association's pur- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 Clearfield Firemen To Hold Memorial Service on Sunday The Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual memorial service for deceased members Sunday morning in the West Side Methodist Church. The firemen will attend the a. m. church service in a body as a tribute to mem- bers who have died during the past year. The firemen will meet at the Third Ward Fire Company and march to the church at a. m. Deceased department mem- >crs whose memory will be honored include: No. 1 Company: Fred B. Reed, Bruce L. Rarratt, Ray Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 Firemen Hear County Official, Honor Member Nearly 100 members of Clear- field's No. 1 Fire Company and their guests attended the com- pany's annual banquet last night which was highlighted by the presentation of a gold 50-year membership pin to Lyle Smith and a talk by District Attorney John K. Reilly Jr. The dinner, held in the fire company building, was served by women of the Bradford Grange. T. J. Norris Jr. who served as master of ceremonies praised Mr. Smith as "an example of wholehearted service" to the fire department and its work. Actually Mr. Smith has been active in No. 1 Company slight- ly more than 50 years. When he received the pin he was just short three days of having been a fireman 50 years and seven months. Bank Directors, Officers Renamed At Curwensville CURWENSVILLE All 11 directors of the Curwensville State Bank were re-elected yes- terday at the sixth annual buf- fet luncheon meeting attended by about 75 shareholders. The bank's slate of officers, headed by A. W. Straw as presi- dent, i also was re-elected at the annual reorganizational meeting which followed. Re-elected directors were Joseph S. Ammerman, H. E. Bonsall, H. G. Gates, Frank J. Hoffman Jr., M. Kovach, M. G. Lezzer, J. Blair Porter, Charles Sandri, Harold V. Smith, A. W. Straw and Walter M. Swoope. In addition to Mr. Straw, the following officers were re-elect- ed at the ensuing reorganiza- tional meeting. Charles Sandri, first vice president; M. Kovach, second vice president; Edith D. Meyer, assistant vice president; Larry W. Brubaker, cashier and sec- retary; and Dorothy E. Miller, assistant cashier and assistant secretary. Mr. Straw reported that the enjoyed another success- ful year with increases in de- posits and total assets. He noted .hat in February 1965 a 100 per cent stock dividend was de- clared and that capital accounts now stand at Snow Dumped On Midwest; Storm Heads Eastward By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A huge storm dumped deep snows on the Midwest today and took dead aim on the North- eastern United States. The snow piled up to' more than 11 inches in Milwaukee and 8 inches in Rockford, 111., Wednesday night. The storm, which packed strong winds, halted air traffic at Gen. Mitchell Field in Mil- waukee and incoming planes were rerouted to Chicago. Wind gusting up to 35 miles per hour piled the snow into 3- foot drifts. Schools were closed in southeastern Wisconsin Wednesday and thousands of workers were sent home early. Snow drifted up to 2 feet in dowfitown Madison, Wis. The storm zeroed in on Chica- go with the city's worst storm of Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Hazardous driving warning. Light snow di- minishing to flurries and turning colder tonight, low 15 to 25. Partly cloudy, wmdy and colder Friday with snow flurries ending. Sunrise Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. m. 5.85 feet Today 7 a. m. 5.68 feet Clearfield Weather Wednesday low 8; High 24. Overnight low 8. 22. Mid-State Airport Wednesday low 2; High Overnight low 12. Restoration Of Full Service Pledged Today NEW YORK (AP) This city's unprecedented, multimil- million dollar subway and bus strike ended shortly before dawn today minutes after entering its 13th day. Restoration of normal service was promised by noon. For 3.5 million New York workers there still remained the problem of getting to their jobs. The monumental traffic crush associated with the strike built up even as the dispute was re- solved. Before the Transit Authority set the noon hour for resump- tion of full service of its subway car and sys- tem, Mayor John V. Lindsay had said he did not expect it before "late tonight or early Friday." The striking AFL-CIO the Transport Workers Union and the Amalgamated Transit Union agreed to mediators' settlement terms shortly before a.m. By 8 a.m., the first segment of the 237-mile-long subway sys- tem was carrying its first pay- ing passenger since New Year's Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 8 Clearfield Area Community Action Meeting Planned Plans for a public meeting to organize a Community Action program for Clearfield Bor- ough, Lawrence, Bradford and Pine Townships were made by of various lealth and welfare agencies, ervice clubs and church lead- ers last night. The steering group met in- brmally in the office of Com- munity Action in Clearfield bounty Inc. to hear an outline if the programs available hrough the Economic Oppor- unity Act presented by Execu- ive Director Fred L. Rhoads and Assistant Director Stanley I. Crum. Thursday, Jan. 20, was se- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 7 50 YIARS OF SERVICE _ I. Allen Rowles, president of Clearfield's No. 1 Fire Com- pany, a 50-year membership emblem on Lyl. Smith last night at the annual company banquet.