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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - January 17, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckl* If you want a place in the sun, you must expect to get blisters. The Progress Reader's Tip Busy week ahead for district schoolboy athletes. See Page 6. Vol. 60 - No. 13 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curweniville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, January 17, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 12 PAGES TODAY U. 5. To Observe Viet Cease-Fire 78-Hour Break Okay Seen For Postal Service Plan Proposal Designed To Restore Cuts Made in 1964 By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairmen of the Senate and House Post Office Committees predicted today Congress will stamp "approved" on a $15-mil-lion administration package which would beef up postal service in thousands of Ameri can communities. Sen. A. S. Mike Monroney, D Okla., and Rep. Tom Murray, D-Tenn., said in separate interviews they favored moves an nounced Saturday to -restore parcel post and post office win dow service eliminated in a 1964 economy move. "This is just the first step" in administration efforts to im prdve postal service, Monroney Suid. Congressional approval is necessary because of the $15-million annual cost of the in-creased service. Saturday's announcement said President Johnson has ap proved a recommendation by Postmaster General Lawrence F. O'Brien that six-day-a-week parcel post service by restored in 6,091 communities with pop ulations over 3,000. Since 1964 one day each week has been skipped for deliveries in these cities except where postmen used motor vehicles to deliver parcels. The other move will be in creased window service at night and on weekends in nearly 15, 000 post offices. Postmasters will also be authorized to resume Saturday sales of money orders. Assistant White House news secretary Joseph Laitiii, announcing the plans, said improved, efficiency would reduce the postal deficit,, estimated at $400 million this fiscal year, despite the $15-million -co**-of the improved service. "I believe Congress will go along," said Monroney. "They kicked about the cutbacks." _ Asked if there would be any substantial congressional opposition, Murray said, "I wouldn't think so." Gunman Who Held Up Office Still at Large Authorities continued their search today for a masked gunman who held up a loan office at Clearfield Friday afternoon and escaped with some $500 in cash. The bandit, wearing a ski mask, walked into the Budget Plan office at 202 N. Third St. at about 5:25 p. m., pointed a revolver at Mrs. Pauline D. Dixon of Wallaceton, the lone employe on duty at the time, and demanded that she give him "all of your money." After taking the money he walked down East Pine Street toward North Second Street and disappeared. Army Commander In Control After Nigeria Coup Fails By DENNIS NEELD LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's Army commander emerged as the dominant figure in Africa's most populous nation today following an unsuccessful coup attempt by mutinous elements, in the armed forces. Maj. Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi declared himself temporary head of the federal, government and chief of all armed forces Sunday night and suspended key provisions of the Nigerian constitution. He also suspended the I- u*. SIR ABUBAKER BALEWA . . . Suspended in Nigeria nation's top civilian officials, including Prime Minister Sir Abu-baker Tafawa Balewa, President Azikwe Nnamdi, the heads of Nigeria's four regions and the federal and regional parliaments. Balewa was kidnaped during the coup attempt with his finance minister, Chief Festus Okotie Ebon. The rebels are believed holding them hostage. Ironsi's troops were reported searching for them. Troops loyal to Ironsi guarded government buildings and other key points in Lagos and manned five roadblocks between the airport and the capital. Remnants of the rebel force appeared to be on the run. One report said Kaduna, the chief northern city, was the only main center in rebel hands. Ironsi said military governors would take over in the four regions and would be responsible to his military regime for keep-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Dirksen, fori Answer LBJ... State of Union' Report PlannedbyGOPTonight By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress gets another "State of the Union" message tonight - this time from the Republican*- ., v'---". � Senate GOP Leader Everett M. Dirksen and House GOP Leader Gerald R. Ford will deliver their party's answer to President Johnson's messaged----- of ast week. yiaoi Succeeds Father As Owner-Operator Of Bottling Works Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Comics .................. 11 Hints from Heloise .... 12 Sports ................ 6, 7 Today in History ........ 3 Hospital News...... .....9 Obituaries .............. 2 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Low tonight 16 to 20. Tuesday partly cloudy with occasional snow flurries and little temperature change. Sunrise 7:34-Sunset 5:12 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 5.80 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.75 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 9; High 21. Overnight low 18. Precipitation (trace). Mid - State Airport Sunday low 3; High 18. Overnight low 17. Five - Day Forecast Jan. 18 - 22: Tempera-tures averaging 7 to 11 degrees below normal. Normal highs are 34 to 37 and normal lows 20 to 21. A little warmer about the middle of the week, turning colder about Friday. Precipitation will total one-tenth to one-quarter inch melted occurring mostly as snow about Thursday and Saturday. Radio and television networks will cary the taped 30-minute Dirksen-Ford reply which h�s been billed as "a high-level and realistic look at the state of the union." The two leaders are expected to call for close scrutiny, and perhaps cutbacks, in domestic spending. A; tip-off to the Republican 'guns-o--butter" position was given by Ford in the current issue of the Republican congres- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 United Fund To Hold Annual Meeting United Fund Inc. of the Clearfield area will hold its annual public meeting Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. in the YMCA. The agenda will include the election of directors and officers and reports from participating agencies on their 1965 activities. ' A brief organizational meeting of the board will follow the public meeting. PHILIPSBURG - The Booth and Shontz Bottling Works, a soft-drink bottling factory here, changed hands earlier ; this month, it was disclosed today. Robert S. Wood of Gearhart-ville succeeds his father, Albert Wood, as the sole owner and operator of (the plan. Albert Wood, however, remains , the owner of the factory building and real estate. The company was founded in 1901 by Edgar Shontz and Fred Booth. Mr. Shontz bought Mr. Booth out in 1930. In 1944 George Humphrey and Albert Wood bought ithe firm from Mr Shontz. Mr- Wood bought his partner out in 1947 and contin ued the business until the pres cnt. He had been an employe of the company since 1920. The new owner had assisted his father with the operation of, the company since he was a boy. Houtzdale Lions Club To Conduct Campaign For March of Dimes HOUTZDALE - The Houtz dale Lions Club will conduct a torch march for the March of Dimes this week. Mayor Camille George, Fire Chief William Lewis and fire policemen will cooperate in the project by providing stand-by safety arrangements. Club members will carry lighted torches in a door-to-door campaign throughout the bor ough. Containers for contributions will be left, at business places. Busy Weekend Spent in State By Politicians By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Speculation continues to surround the possible gubernatorial candidacy of former Gov. George M. Leader despite his frequent avowals that he's not interested, Weekend reports about Leader ranged from his house to the White House. His wife said emphatically in a telephone interview that she can "guarantee" her husband won't be available, for another political race. "His earlier statement about not being interested in becoming a candidate or in a draft still holds," she said. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Inquirer said there was a move afoot to ask President Johnson to induce Leader to seek another term as governor. The newspaper said the drive by Leader backers began on Friday, shortly after State Sen. Robert P. Casey announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination. No- did.the Grand Old Party Please Turn to Page io, Col. 3 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 19 Injured ................ 8 Damages :........ $6,965 Deaths ................ 3 Deaths Elsewhere .... 0 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 33 Injured .............. 30 Damages ........ $20,010 Deaths................ 1 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 1 Penn State Team Loses in Television College Bowl Quiz The Pennsylvania State University College Bowl team made a good try, but time ran out as it competed yesterday on television. The four University students . . . Judy Reimer, Mahaffey; Wynn Schaible, Broomall; David Keiter, York, and Arthur Tisch-ler, New York City ... at first held a lead over the opposing team from Newcome College, Tulane University. At the halfway point the two teams were Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Three Injured In Five Area Road Accidents Five traffic accidents resulted in property damage totaling $1,865 in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area over the weekend. Three persons suffered minor injuries in two of the mishaps. A car driven by a Munson woman ran off Route 17063 between Munson and Hawk Run Sunday at 3:30 p. m. The driver, Margaret Hirsch, 48, of Munson told state police from the Philipsburg substation that she was forced off the highway by an oncoming car. She suffered brush burns and bruises while a passenger, Donald Chakan, 22, of Buffalo, N. Y., suffered a cut chin. Damage was set at $500. Two cars collided at' 2:05 p. m. Saturday on Presqueisle Street at Philipsburg. Borough police said James H. Alsop III, 20, of Philipsburg hit the rear of a car operated by William P. Burns, 20, also of Philipsburg. Police said both cars were going the same direction and the mishap occurred after Mr. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Dr. A. H. Owens, 90, Victim of Accident, Listed Satsifactory A retired Baptist minister who was struck by a runaway auto in downtown Clearfield Friday was reported in satisfactory condition today at the Clearfield Hospital. Dr. A. H. Owens, 90, of 105 N. Second St., Clearfield, suffered head and back injuries in the mishap. X-rays taken over the weekend showed no broken bones, a hospital spokesman said. The driver of the car, 17-year-old James Hall of 1617 Daisy St., told police his brakes failed as he approached the intersection of Locust and Second streets,. The car went through the intersection, ran up on the sidewalk in front of the YMCA and continued up the walk to the intersection of Market and Second, then north on Second to the Sherwin - Williams Paint Store before coming to a halt. Dr. Owens was walking in front of the Clearfield Trust Co. building when he was struck from behind. Brochure Published On Clearfield County The latest brochure promoting Clearfield County as a prime spot to live, work and play is presently being distributed by the County Commissioners. The brochure, planned and prepared by the County Planning Commission with the financial backing of the Commissioners, features the most up-to-date map of the county now in existence. It also contains outlines on government and population, geography, health and education facilities, transportation, communications, utilities, recreation, agriculture manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, minerals and resources as well as a brief historical sketch of the county. flllMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII||||||t| | News From Around The World ... J | Minimum Wage I Battle Seen | By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS = = WASHINGTON - A proposed 25-cent increase in = S the present $1.25 minimum wage level again is ex- 5 = pected to spark a fight in the House. Last session the = 5 House Education and Labor Committee voted a 50- 5 5 cent increase, but the measure failed to get to the E 5 floor. A late attempt to rally support for a $1.50 E E minimum wage failed to clear the committee. E = Bitter Cold Engulfs Germany E = FRANKFURT, Germany - Rural roads and large = 5 parts of the inland waterways were iced up as a E E subzero freeze continued to keep most of Germany in E S its icy grip. At least three deaths were attributed E E to exposure. Temperatures ranged between zero and E 5 16 below Fahrenheit during the night. E E U. S. Planes Crash; Five Rescued = = ALMERlA, Spain - Two U. S. Air Force jet planes E s with a total of 11 crewmen aboard crashed along the E E Mediterranean coast today after a collision in the air E s while refueling. U. S. Air Force officials said five = | men had been rescued. E | Rock Island Limited Derails E S MINNEOLA, Kan. - Fifteen persons were injur- � 5 ed, none seriously, when six cars of the Rock Island E = Golden State Limited No. 3 derailed as the train sped E E through this south-western Kansas town early Sunday. E E Bound for Los Angeles from Chicago, the train carried E E 143 passengers and was traveling 70 miles an hour E E when the last six cars - three sleepers, a chair car, E E a diner and a club car - left the tracks but remained E E upright. E E 30 College Students Arrested E E WASHINGTON - A series of police investigations E E have led to the arrest of more than 30 students of a E E dozen U. S. colleges recently on illicit sex and nar- �' E cotics charges. No definite connection between the E E various incidents was claimed and only a tiny minori- E E ly of undergraduates was said to be involved. E [ Fishermen in Cuban Custody | : MIAMI, Fla. - Nine shrimp fishermen from Tarn- S = pa, Fla., were presumed to be in the custody of the � S Cuban government today after one of their three E : boats ran aground in Cuban territorial waters. The ' = E U. S. Coast Guard said the 73-foot Charles Singleton E : ran aground off northwest Cuba Sunday and her two E : sister boats - Penny Singleton and Mark E. Single- E : ton - were directed to a Cuban port by ithe Cuban E S Coast Guard. = I Stylist Dislikes LBJ'* Dress I S HOLLYWOOD - British critics of President John- 5 E son's mode of dress just "dislike seeing a man dressed E E like a man," says movie stylist Sy Devore. Tailor E E and Cutter, the bible of ithe British tailoring industry, E E had said that the President as a style setter "added = E up to a fat, round nothing." E niiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiilliir; For Lunar Holiday Starts Thursday By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The commander of U. S. forces in Viet Nam, Gen. William C. Westmoreland, today ordered all American troops to cease firing for 78 hours starting at noon Thursday in observance of the Viet* namese lunar New Year holiday, Tet. Westmoreland's order seconded the decision of the South Vietnamese government to halt fighting during the national celebration. Similar instructions went to South Korean, Australian and New Zealand troops fighting alongside the Vietnamese andf-Americans. Wallaceton Water Initial Agreement Due Saturday WALLACETON-Borough residents have until Jan. 22 to sign water agreements at a cost of $100, officials of the Municipal Water Authority announced today. After Jan. 22, a $200 (charge will be made for the service. After the water lines are in the charge will be $200 plus the additional tapping charges and other expenses. Members of the authority met Saturday evening and reviewed progress reports. It was stated that 61 agreements have been signed to date and that the customers have either paid their Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Four Area Students Receive Degrees At Indiana University INDIANA - Two Philipsburg residents and two from Clearfield were among 240 students who received degrees at Indiana University of Pennsylvania here yesterday. Receiving bachelor of science degrees in art education were Kathleen Gail Jusick of 300 Spruce St., Philipsburg, and Alex William Bailey of 201 Philips Drive, Philipsburg. Carolyn Vera Kooztr of Clearfield R. D. 3 received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and Thomas E; Langford of Og-den Ave., Clearfield, received a bachelor of science degree in business education. The mid-year commencement The truce more than doubles the 30-hour cease-fire observed by Allied forces during the Christmas holiday. But it falls 18 hours short of the Tet truce proclaimed by the Viet Cong. They have promised not to attack from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 11 p.m. Sunday, a total of four days. > The times are Saigon time, or 10 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Sunday, EST. The U.S.-Viet-namese cease-fire will begin at 11 p.m. EST. Westmoreland ordered a cease-fire from noon Thursday to 6 p.m. Sunday. It was assumed the Allies agreed on different hours to avoid giving the impression they were simply reacting to the Communist proposal. Westmoreland's order said: "All U.S. forces in the republic will not fire at or on the enemy except in self defense." There was no sign in the Saigon sector of any letup in fighting before the holiday, although elsewhere in the country military activities continued at a slow pace. In a lightning stroke, a Viet Cong company attacked a government infantry and armor school at Thu Due 10 miles north of Saigon at 1 a.m. While one part of the guerrilla force fired two mortar shells as a diversion, another hit part, of the compound with automatic weap ons. The guerrillas pierced the barbed wire of the officers' can didate school and raked the billets, killing five wives and three children of Vietnamese officer candidates in their beds. Three other children were wounded. Armored troops fought back and killed 10 of the Viet Cong, a government* spokesman said. These bodies were left behind, but the fleeing Viet Cong were seen to be carrying other dead Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Clearfield Jaycees' Bosses Night Dinner Scheduled Wednesday A. Bruce Coble of Lancaster will be speaker for the Clearfield Area Jaycees' Bosses Night dinner Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the New Dimeling Hotel. An annual feature of Jaycee chapters throughout the nation, Bosses' Night recognizes those employers who support the aims of their Jaycee employes. Keith Garman, chairman of Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 U. S. Official Kidnaped By Viet Cong SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) - The Viet Cong kidnaped an American civilian official today outside the village of Trung Lap, about 25 miles north of Saigon, and marched him into the jungle, his hands in the air. The missing man is Douglas Ramsey, 28, Boulder City, Nev. He is the assistant province representative of the U.S. mission for the area. His driver, a South Vietnamese, came back and told American authorities they were traveling northeast from Cu Chi when they came under Viet Cong gunfire. The driver said he stopped. He added that Ramsey got out and raised his hands in a surrender gesture. Several Viet Cong guerrillas marched him away. The driver was wounded slightly in the first ambush fire but was able to navigate on foot. Trung Lap is in the middle of the sector .where U.S. forces conducted their biggest search and destroy operation of the Viet namese war-Operation Crimp -which has just been terminated. 1 John Hansen, 65, Moshannon Valley Businessman, Dies LANSE - John Hansen, 65, well-known Moshannon Valley businessman, died at his home here Saturday at 9:30 p. m. For the past 33 years, since being blinded in an accident in a coal mine at Peale, Mr. Hansen had operated a general store and service station here. A son of Peter and Elizabeth (Roupp) Hansen, he was born at Karlhaus Aug. 12, 1900. He was married to the former Rosa Hall. The following children survive: Raymond, St. Marys; Ve-nard, Alpena, Mich.; Mrs. Nora Nesman and Mrs. Rosalyn Lan-nen, Lanse; and Mrs. Loretta Slother, Pleasantville. Fourteen grandchildren and the following brothers and sis- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 READY FOR QUICK FLIGHT - James Rol ley, former Clearfield High School wrestler, takes a second to pose for a picture with his girl friend, Mary Reckard of Philadelphia, before boarding a chartered plane for a flight from the Clearfield Airport to Bloomsburg Saturday night. Rolley took part in an evening wedding ceremony at Clearfield and then rushed to Bloomsburg State College where he helped his team win a wrestling meet. (Progress Photo) Wrestler flies Back to College, Helps Win Meet It was a very good day for Jim Itolley. The former Clearfield High School wrestler gave away his sister in marriage, flew 120 miles in a chartered plane and then won his 137-pound match lo help Bloomsburg State College win a meet over East Strouds-burg. Rolley, a former resident of LcContes Mills and now a senior at Bloomsburg, got back to the school from Clearfield in time to (iefeat his opponent 4-3. The final result of the meet would have been a 17-17 tie or a loss for Bloomsburg if Rolley had lost. But his victory made it 20-14. His plane ride from the Clearfield Airport back to Bloomsburg was financed by fellow students. After learning that Rolley could not attend sister Edna's wedding and get back in time to wrestle, the Bloomsburg Pep Club went to the students for donations to pay for a chartered plane. They collected $74, just $14 short of the cost. Rolley's coach, Russ Houk, chipped in the balance and the flight was scheduled. Jim had no problem getting Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 ;