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Progress, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's ChuckU A book is success when people who haven't read it pre- tend they have. THE PROGRESS Tip Meet Pennsylvania''! draft director on Page 5. Vol. 59 -No. IT Our 56th Curwensville, Philipiburg, Mothannon Valley, Pa., Friday, January 14, 1966 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY RETURNED FOR SENTENCING Handcuffed Kenneth Aljoe is shown on his way to an appearance before Clearfield County Judge John A. Cherry at Clearfield this morning where he was given a life sentence. Originally he had been sentenced to die in the electric chair, but this verdict was overturned by the State Su- Life Instead of Death Aljoe Given New Sentence Kenneth Aljoe, 26-year-old slayer of 12-year-old Eu- gene Conway of DuBois R. D. 2, was brought back to Clear- field County for the last time this morning to have his deatlj penalty reduced to life imprisonment in compliance with a decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. In the decision handed down Jan. 3, the highest court In the state ordered that Aljoe be brought back to the coun- Inside The Progress Classified Ads....... 12, 13 Comics 15 Church News 7 Hospital News 2 Obituaries 14 Sports 10, 11 Hints From Heloise 16 Social News 16 Editorial, Columns 4 News From Around World 6 Farm Show News 13 Penn State News 2 More on Medicare 9 lions Will Conduct Block of Dimes The Clearfield Lions Club, a longtime supporter of the Na- tional Foundation and its work, will conduct a Block of Dimes in the business district tomor- row. The funds raised through the project will be used in the Na- tional Foundation's program to find the cause and cure of birth defects and to provide care for birth defect children and polio victims. This is an annual project with the Clearfield Lions Club which also sponsors a kick-off dinner for the Foundation's March of Dimes. The 1966 March of Dimes will continue throughout the month of January. One of the main sources, of revenue will be the Mother's March to be conduct- ed on a house-to-house basis at the end of the month. 4-ty and his sentence changed in open court. Aljoe, accompanied by Clear- field County Sheriff William Charney, State Trooper Paul Shapanus and County Jail War- den James Eltringham, was brought from the State Correc- tional Institution at Huntingdon at about a. m. After a brief conference 'with his court-appointed attorneys, Joseph J. Lee and Carl A. Belin Jr., he was brought before Judge John A. Cherry in the courtroom. There he heard the judge vacate the death penalty as set by a jury March 10, 1964, and issue a new order that Al- joe be committed to a state in- stitution for the remainder of his natural life. The new order stipulated that Aljoe be taken to the Diagnostic Center at the Western Peniten- tiary at Pittsburgh where the deputy commissioner will de- cide at which institution he will spend the remainder of his life. Immediately following the brief court session Aljoe was taken under state police guard to Pittsburgh. iThe slightly-built, dark-haired Aljoe showed no more emotion during the session than he had during the two-week trial that resulted in his being sentenced Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Names Corrected CURWENSVILLE Initials of two re-elected Curwensville State Bank directors were in- correctly listed in a news story yesterday. They should 'have read A. G. Bonsall and M. H. Lezzer. Shows 4-H Baby Beef Champ Kid Brother Does OK at Farm Show By DAVE LEHERR HARRISBURG (AP) Little, freckle-faced Bobby Davis paused just for a looked at his older brother for one final note of reassurance, then asked: "You won't be mad if I don't win, will Eleven-year-old Billy shook his head "No" but it didn't matter, because that's just what his nine-year-old brother went out and did win. Replacing Billy at the last minute when he came down with stomach cramps, 70-pound Bob- by showed his brother's pound red and white hereford to Three Men Named To Agway Cooperative Member Committee GRAMPIAN Farmer mem- bers of Clearfield Agway Co- operative elected Frank Sankey of Clearfield R. D. to the co- operative's member committee and rc-elccled Edwin Anderson of Curwensville and Charles Bell of Grampian to three-year terms at their annual meeting Wednesday in the Penn Grange Hall here. Mr. Sanicey replaces J. liar- old McFadden on the commit- tee. Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 6 INEWSPAPERif the 1966 4-H baby beef cham- pionship at Pennsylvania Farm Show Thursday. The Da- vises live at Shellsburg. A crowd ot some already rooting for Bobby as the senti- mental favorite, burst into cheers as the judge smacked the seven-month-old hereford "Buddy" on the indicat- ing his choice as champ. The crowning of the new baby beef champion set the stage for the climax of the 50th anniver- sary Farm Show today with the auction of the baby beeves. preme Court. Others are, from left: Sheriff William Charney, State Police Detective Kenneth Bundy and James Eltringham, county jail warden. Aljoe was taken to the Diagnostic Center at the Western Penitentiary at Pittsburgh immediately following the change in sent- ence. (Progress Photo) Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Curwensville Board Elects Ammerman CURWENSVILLE The In- terim Operating Committee of the Curwensville Schools organ- ized last night and David S. Ammerman of Curwensville emerged as its president. Ross Spackman of the Green- wood Township School Board was elected vice president and Louise Dale, a non-member, was named secretary. The nine member interim board, formed in line with compulsory school reorganiza- tion to take over operation of the new school district July 1, met after a Joint Committee meeting-and also filled two'other offices. The were Harry G. Heil as supervising principal and John B, Gates, a Clearfield attorney, as solicitor. The election of a supervising principal or super- intendent is required dui'ing the transition. The name of the new district as unanimously approved by the committee is Curwensville Area Schools. Lots were drawn for terms and three-year terms were drawn by Mr. Ammerman, Wayne Freyer of Ferguson Township and James A. Mc- Garry of Pike Township. Other members of the board, who will serve to 1967 are Mr. Spackman, Andrew Sutika of Grampian, Ronald Butler of Penn Township, William Frank of Pike Township, and Tubbs and Clair Dimmick of Curwensville. President Ammerman called for a special meeting next Thursday at p. m. to con- tinue initial business of the committee. There are only three mem- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Fire Siren To Signal Need for Ambulance Driver at Curwensville CURWENSVILLE Two blasts on the old fire siren at Curwensville will now signal the need for an ambulance driver, it was announced today. Previously, ambulance driv- ers were summoned by tele- phone and on occasion there were delays in obtaining an authorized driver, a spokesman said. With the siren method of calling for a driver, available drivers will call Rest Haven Convalescent Home where all Curwensville ambulance calls are received for instructions. A system for tripping the alarm from Rest Haven was completed and placed into oper- ation at 3 p. m. yesterday. The rest home acts as a central sta- tion for emergency calls since a staff is on duty around the clock. Memorial Services Set at Curwensvilie CURWENSVILLE Memo- rial services for deceased Cur- wensville firemen will be hold Sunday by the Rescue Hose Ladder Co. and its Ladies Aux- iliary. The services will be held at a. m. in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church. All firemen and members of the auxiliary are urged to attend as are families of the deceased members. Firemen Called Three Times At Clearfield Clearfield firemen were busy late yesterday and early this morning on three calls. It started with an alarm at p. m. Thursday from the Coxey Tourist Cabins at 526 S. Second St. where a cabin oc- cupied by William Robins caught fire from a short in an extension cord. Damage was set at While at the the fire- men were called to 328 E. Mar- ket St., where what was be- lieved to be smoke was coming from the basement of a home occupied by Mrs. Marshall Lu- zier. Fire Chief Edwin Hall- strom said the "smoke" was steam coming from an open valve. Then, at ,a. m. today, firemen were caned for a JUie fire at an on the Close estate at the corner of Merrill and Weaver Streets. There was no damage, the fire chief said. Mishaps Dog II. S. Forces In Viet Nam By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Viet Cong activity con- tinued on a reduced scale today. Mishaps dogged American forces, but the South Vietnam- ese reported some successes. Government militiamen killed 40 Communists in beating off an attack on an outpost near the provincial capital of Quang Ngai, 330 miles northeast of Sai- gon, scene of repeated Commu- nist thrusts. Casualties among the 100 de- fenders were reported light. Two U.S. planes a two-en- gine C123 flare ship and an Air Force single-seat Skyraider collided in the air on an opera- tion in support of Korean ground troops 15 miles north- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 By President... Some Tax Proposal Opposition Noted By EDMOND LE BRETON WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Johnson says he detects "a minimum of opposition" to his proposal to restore excise tax cuts on cars and phone bills. "I think most of the legisla- tors would prefer receiving rev- enues in this form than reve- nues in new taxes on corpora- tions and Johnson told a news conference at the White House Thursday. Amid a burst of criticism from congressmen over his tax proposals announced in Wednes- diay night's State of the Union message, Johnson said he had sounded out sentiment in ad- vance and "I did not detect overwhelming resistance to it." He said he believed that "most of the people are patri- otic" and would be willing to igwe up reductions in the taxes, which took effect Jan. 1, to fi- nance additional military costs stemming from the Viet Nam war. In other major topics covered at the news conference, Johnson said: He will appoint Robert C. Weaver as secretary of the new Department of Housing and Ur- ban Development and Robert C. Wood as undersecretary. Weav- er would be the first Negro member of the Cabinet. "The number of incidents" in Viet Nam has dropped off some." But he added: "I don't say there is any connection with that and our peace moves." U.S envoys will continue to vis- it foreign capitals in the search for peace, he said. He is "disturbed" that tha New York City transit strike lasted so long and "I am equal- Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 8 Jobs Offered For Industry At Clearfield A few more tool and die makers in the A and B classifications and first class machinists are need- ed to secure a new indus- try employing only men for Clearfield, officials of the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce announced to- day. Following up an appeal made Dec. 10 for names and applications of such workers, the Chamber asked that anyone knowing of a worker in either of these skilled categories who would like to return to or come to Clearfield to work get in touch with the 'Chamber i m m e d iately. Names of those submitted need not be re- submitted. Chamber Secretary Har- ris G. Breth reported that the company, whose iden- tity cannot be revealed at this time, already has in- terviewed many of those rwhose submit: ted to the Chamber in re- sponse to the Dec. 10 ap- peal and is well satisfied with the results of the in- terviews. However, a few more tool and die work- ers and machinists are needed to start an opera- tion at Clearfield. Representatives of the company also have in- spected available quarters at Clearfield and are sat- isfied with the facilities on hand, Mr. Breth said. The company makes ma- chines used in the com- puting, electronic, televi- sion and radio manufact- uring sa'd. Chamber President Robert B. Myers com- mented that "this is one of the best opportunities we have had to get an out- standing all-male employ- er basic industry for this area. We have been as- sured that the company will open a plant here if the necessary key work- ers can be provided." If you have a friend or relative who would like to live and .work at Clear- field and can qualify for one of these jobs, tele- phone the Chamber of Commerce, 765-7567. S. Support Urged... Operation Old Glory Gets Under Way Today "Operation Old Glory" begins today in Clearfield County and the Moshannon Valley. The Progress and scores of other newspapers across the nation are sponsoring "Operation Old Glory" to en- courage citizens to fly the American flag at their homes every day for a 10-day period next month as a demonstra- tion of support of the can servicemen in Viet Nam. The 10-day period is appro- priately scheduled between the birthdays of two great Ameri- cans, Abraham Lincoln, Feb. 12, and Gcdrge Washington, Feb. 22. "American boys are now serv- ing their country in a strange land among strange people Viet said George A. Scott, editor of The Progress. "Their lot is not an easy one." "Unquestionably the morale- building support of their fellow countrymen is their inalienable right. There arc those who pro- test this war in demonstrations which soften morale in Viet Nam. Regardless of personal be- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 P. L. Smith, Editor Of Punxsutawney Spirit, Dies at Age of 79 PUNXSUTAWNEY Pierre L. Smith, 79, co-publisher and editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, died last night in the Adrian Hospital here. He was a veteran of more than 50 years in the newspaper business and was active in a variety of business 'and civic en- deavors. In 1954, he was named this community's Man of the Year and in 3957 received the Pennsylvania Newspaper Pub- lishers' Association Distinguish Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 6 Point to Other Sites Commissioners Against Selling Land for School The Clearfield County Commissioners yesterday decided against selling any coun- ty-owned land as a site for a proposed area technical school near Clearfield. The County School Board had approached the board earlier about the possibility of buying 20 acres on the west side of Route 322 opposite Clear Haven. The county owns 86 acres in that section. While emphasizing their support for a technical school, the Commissioners said Moshannon Valley School Committee Headed by Ginter AMESVILLE William C. Ginter of Brisbin was elected president of the interim operating committee of the Mo- shannon Valley Schools at a meeting of the committee last night. It followed the convention of school directors in the junior-senior high school. Carl Ecklund of Berwinsdale was elected vice presi- dent of the committee and Leonard E. Buranovsky of Ramey was elected secretary. During the convention of school directors co'nducted by County Superintendent Fred E. Sweely, the following nine di- rectors were elected to serve on the interim operating com- mittee: For terms expiring in 1969 Mr. Buranovsky, M. E. Copenhaver and F_ R. Kniss; For terms expiring in 1967 Mr. Ginter, Mr. Ecklund, George Franchock, Leo Ziegler, David Hamaty and Card Shoff. Moshannon Valley School Dis- trict was chosen by the direc- tors as the name for the dis- trict to come into being July 1. The name is hardly changed from the present jointure name, Moshannon Valley Schools. Walter S. Granlun, present supervising principal, was nam- ed as chief school administra- tor and J. Howard Smith, Houtzdale attorney, was desig- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 COLDER Partly cloudy and colder tonight, low 10 to 15. Mostly cloudy and contin- ued cold Saturday with oc- casional snow. Sunrise Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. 5.70 feet Today 7 a. m. 5.78 feet 30. Clearfield Weather Thursday low 16; High Overnight low 27. Mid State Airport Thursday low 15; High 30. Overnight low 23. Five-Day Forecast Jan. 15-19: Tempera- tures will average near the daily normal highs of 34 to 37 and low of 21. It will be warmer over the weekend, then colder Monday and Tuesday, warming again Wednes- day. Intervals of light snow or snow flurries about Sun- day and Monday and again near the mid week are expected to total one- quarter to one-half inch, liquid. Sen. Casey Lists His Candidacy For Governor HARRISBURG (AP) State Sen. Robert P. Casey, 34-year- old Scranton attorney, announced Democratic nomination for gov- ernor. Casey scheduled a news con- ference for later today to make the formal announcement, but in a statement released by his of- fice he said: "I believe that if a person has the encouragement which I have received during the past several weeks he should step forward as an open and avowed candidate." Eleven northeastern Democra- tic county chairmen called Mon- day night for endorsement of Casey as the party's standard bearer in the Nov. 8 election. The next night, Mayor James H.J. Tate of Philadelphia came out for the youthful contender. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 there should be plenty of other suitable sites in the area. J. Harold McFadden, chair- man of the board, noted that the Curwensville School District has offered to donate a site and the use of all the facilities of its high school. All three Commis- sioners were of the opinion that such an attractive offer should be given serious consideration. Minority Commissioner Wes- ley J. Read also pointed out that it is the only county-owned tract of land left. "Not know- ing what the future may bring, I think we should retain all our land for future development by the county." Commissioner A. W. Pearson. said he, too, is not in favor of selling at this time, especially as long as the farm at Clear Haven remains in operation. The action stemmed from a request by County Superintend- ent of Schools Fred W. Sweely who, on behalf of the county board, request a decision as soon as possible. This particular site was one of a number the county board is considering, including the Curwensville site. Turning to other business, the Commissioners approved a raise in monthly rates at Clear Hav- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Mt. Joy Road Closed In Shortway Area The Mt. Joy Road was closed to through traffic at 7 a. m. to- day by the State Highway De- partment because of Keystone Shortway construction. John L. Reed, county super- intendent for the department, said that it is closed permanent- ly just north of the Mt. Joy Grange building where the in- terstate highway crosses the road. Traffic is being maintained on the Goshen Road via a short run-around at the site of a Shortway bridge. Two Men Killed Firestone Kidnap Attempt Is Foiled By BOB THOMAS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) Pistols raised, two men crashed into the home of Leonard K. Firestone Thursday night in an apparent attempt to kidnap the wealthy in- dustrialist. Staked-out police killed both with shotgun blasts. Cal Bailey, 40, was killed instantly as he attempted to rush into the living room of the palatial home. George Scalla, 28, fell wounded on the threshhold and died hours later in the prison ward of General Hospital. They held three guns, but got a chance to fire a shot. Police said the men may have planned to ask S2 million in ransom. The deaths ended three weeks of police undercover work, dur- ing which the proposed kidnap- ing was tipped by an undis closed source. Firestone, 58, was warned to leave the city. "This has been a very dis- tressing and upsetting thing to have gone said the president of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. of Calif, at the home of a friend in San Francis- co Thursday night. He compli- mented the police for "thor- Please Turn to Page 14. Col. 2 No Injuries Reported In Two-Car Crash East of Clearfield No injuries were reported in a two-car collision last evening which sent two ambulances rushing to Ihc scene. The ambulances were called to Route 322 at Golden Rod when a near head-on collision was reported at p. m. Three persons riding in one of the cars the driver, Ben- jamin J. Barnett Jr.; Dolores Barnett, 17; and Benjamin J. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 SFAPERl ;