Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - January 20, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Sign on a dress shop window: "Ladies Dresses Half Off." Reader's Tip 'The World Today' on Page 4 analyzes U. S. Supreme Court action. Vol. 60 - No. 16 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville; Philipsburg, Moshannon Volley, Pa., Thursday, January 20, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY War-Weary Viet Nam Greets Truce As LBJ Offensive Draws to Close... Early Peace Talk Hopes Fade By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - The possibility of early negotiations to end the Vietnamese war appears to be fading rapidly as President Johnson's public peace offensive draws to a close without any favorable response from North Viet Nam. Roving Ambassador W. Aver-ell Harriman - the first of Johnson's peace emissaries to fly abroad and the last to come home - returned Wednesday night with Secretary of State Dean Rusk from the Far East. Their arrival set the stage for top-level conferences on U.S. military and diplomatic strategy in the next phase of this struggle. These may be held next week. The central questions before President Johnson are whether to start bombing North Viet Nam targets again and whether to escalate the war in other respects. Rusk and Harriman told newsmen upon their arrival at Andrews Air Force Base that nations around the world now understand the U.S. aim is to bring the war to a peaceful conclusion. "I have the impression that the situation is much clearer to nations right around the world and the issues are there for all to see," Rusk said. "Everyone now generally understands that the obstacle to peace in Southeast Asia is not the United States." Harriman said governments in each capital "volunteered to do what they could in their own way with Moscow, Hanoi and Peking to achieve a peaceful solution. "The decision is now up to Hanoi," he said, "and I think it is fair to say that people of the world understand that the American people have the hope of bringing this to a peaceful conclusion." Meanwhile, the New York Times said in a story from Washington that the administration is under considerable pressure from abroad to prolong the pause in the bombing of North Viet Nam well beyond the holiday cease-fire now going into effect. The story also said in part: Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 West Decatur Folks Told To Boil Water WEST DECATUR - The West Decatur Authority today issued a statement notifying customers to boil all water used (or human consumption. Authority Chairman Lewis Shaw said the 'boil water' restriction is in compliance with State Department of Health regulations and will be rescinded when the authority's chlorinator is repaired and placed in operation. Lunar New Year Holiday Is Marked By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Separate cease-fires proclaimed by the Communists and the Allies came to war-weary Viet Nam today amid the jubilation and solemnity of the lunar New Year holiday. But scattered fighting erupted after the hours set by each side for the start of the brief They Remember Dry Summers... Snow Is Needed By State Farmers HARRISBURG'(AP) - After four straight summers of drought, Pennsylvania farmers appear to be in for some more hard times unless they receive an appreciable amount of mow in the next 60 days. Snow cover in the winter replenishes subsurface soil moisture for spring and summer planting and growing seasons. After a drought year, subsurface soil conditions are especially dry. Officials of the U. S. Weather Bureau said Wednesday that only one substantial snowfall has been recorded in Pennsylvania since last No-f vember In the past, winter snow falls have ranged from 31.3 to 81.3 inches, reviving the soil after drought years. It takes 10 inches of snow to equal one inch of rainfall. "Of course, we are not giving up hope," said climatologist Nelson Kauffman. "We usually get our greatest amount of snow in January, February and in March." The lack of snow has caused no immediate danger because relatively warm temperatures in November and December allowed rain to penetrate the 3611, keeping surface moisture in good shape. "The general rains have been more than adequate to maintain ground cover crops such as wheat, barley and rye, reported Dewey O. Boster of the State Crop Reporting Service. "But the real danger is the sub-surface moisture, four and five feet below the ground. If Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Plans Advanced For Civic Center At Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG - Plans for the creation of a community recreation center were advanced Tuesday night at a special meeting of Philipsburg Borough Council. Following a discussion on the heeds for such a center and the many advantages it would offer the community, President Gordon T. Gibson named two persons to a three-member committee to make a survey of available buildings and facilities that could be converted in to a civic center. Mrs. Dorothy Rickard, third ward council woman, and Mayor Clifford A. Johnston were named as members of this special committee. The third member will be a resident appointed at large. Persons having knowledge of any such building were asked to contact Mrs. Margaret Petro-vich, borough secretary, 342-, 3440, prior to Feb. 3 so that the committee can inspect the building prior to the February Coun Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Put your FAITH to work everyday It can help change the world, you know � Considerable cloudiness with intermittent light snow occasionally mixed with freezing drizzle tonight and Friday. Low tonight 15 to 25. Sunrise 7:32-Sunset 5:15 Clearfield River Level . Wednesday 7 p. m. - 5.45 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.50 feet (fising). Clearfield Weather Wednesday low 16; High 26. . Overnight low 24. Precipitation .02 inches (one-inch snow). Mid . State Airport Wednesday low 13; High 23. Overnight low 21. fullinaton Bus Co. Asks Time To Complete Case BELLEFONTE - Officials of the Fullington Auto Bus Company of Clearfield, after a full day of testimony yesterday in a Public Utility Commission hearing in the courthouse here, asked for three additional days to complete their case in asking to establish routes at State College. John R. Strawmier of Harris-burg, examiner for the PUC, conducted yesterday's hearing and announced that a date will be set to continue the hearing in the State College Holiday Inn, a site recommended as being more convenient for all parties. Testimony was presented by J. Richard Fullington of Clearfield, company president, Mrs. Mildred Fullington, his wife, secretary-treasurer and some 20 Lawrence Board Hires Dog Officer, School Guards The Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors announced the names of three new township employes and voted to advertise a proposed 1966 budget for public inspection at a regular meeting last night. Samuel J. Graham of Mt. Joy Road has taken on the job of township dog officer and from reports coming into the Supervisors' office has his work cut out for him. An unusually large number of stray animals apparently are running loose in township neighborhoods. Owners are requested to keep their dogs under control. Mrs. Beulah Kolbe, 214 Poplar Ave., and Mrs. Louise Gill, 706 Weaver St., have been engaged as school crossing guards, assigned to the Mill Road-Race Street intersection. This action followed a request for crossing protection by parents of the Plymptonville-Third Ward section and the Lawrence Township School Board. The proposed 1966 budget, which will be adopted at the March 2 meeting, will be available for public inspection beginning this Saturday and for 20 days following at the home of Township Secretary Harry I Discussion of two persistent township problems . . . illegal Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Retarded Children To Be Topic Of County Meeting Parents and all other individuals interested in finding out how retarded children can be helped are invited to come to the Main Social Room, West Side Methodist Church, Clearfield, at 8 p. m. Thursday, Feb. 10. A committee headed by Dr. Loraine H. Erhard of Clearfield has called the meeting with the purpose of organizing an association to serve the needs of retarded children and adults in Clearfield County. Peter Polloni, field representative of the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children, Harrisburg, will speak on "The Need for a Local Association for Retarded Children." A question and answer period will follow. Inviting physicians, teachers, Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Soys 'We May Move Jo Deploy More Forces'... Defense Secretary Urges Fund Request Approval By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara urged Congress today to approve $12.76 billion as an additional installment on the cost of the war in Viet Nam. He cautioned "we must be prepared to deploy even more forces" if the Commu-----�-fnists expand their operations At Annual Meetng.. United Belin Fund Re-elects as President Carl A. Belin Jr. was re-elected president of the Clearfield Area United Fund Inc. last night at-the annual public meeting held in the YMCA. Also re-elected was John S. Czarnecki as treasurer. Robert L. Mitchell was elected first vice president and Roy E. Anderson second vice president. The election established a succession system in which, each year, the first vice president will automatically become president and the second vice president will succeed him. The change was made 4-to insure better service through experienced officers. <�� Also elected were four. new, ms^^^^m^tt'e 'life-elected:' The new directors are Earl L. Cline, John K. Reilly Jr., Harry A. Thomas and Edwin M. Wood. Re-elected were Mr. Anderson, Mr. Belin, Mr. Czarnecki, Mrs. James C. Boyd, James Leitzinger, David H. Livingston, Joseph Milsop and John W. Sawtelle. All will serve two years except Mr. Leitzinger, who is filling an unexpired term for one year. Representatives of United Fund agencies were told by Mr. Belin that the board hopes to set a realistic goal for 1966, a goal which the community can Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Lights Off for Time On Clearfield Streets An automatic control failed and Clearfield's downtown street lights failed to come on at dusk last night. Robert B. Myers, Clearfield district manager for the Pennsylvania Electric Co., said that repairs were made and the lights were on before 7 p. m. Electric service to homes and business places was not affected. Cooljport lions Club For War Veterans COALPORT - A campaign for funds to construct an honor roll in tribute to all veterans of past and present wars has been launched by the Coalport Lions Club with Richard W. Hegarty as chairman and Edward B. Turchick serving as financial chairman. Several projects to raise the funds have been planned, among them the sale of the cookbook, "The Lion in the Kitchen," w/jich members are now selling for $2 each. All proceeds from this sale will be placed in the honor roll fund. Individuals or organizations wishing to contribute to the fund may make checks payable to "Honor Roll Fund" and mail them to Mr. Turchick. Mr. Turchick also will appreciate suggestions. The club members will hold their annual "Block of Dimes" project for the benefit of the March of Dimes campaign Saturday in front of the- J. J. Newberry Store on Main Street. Members will work one hour shifts beginning at 9 a. m. The in South Viet Nam. McNamara presented his argument for the additional funds before a joint meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a Defense Appropriations subcommittee. McNamara gave a point-by-point explanation of how the money would be used and why it is needed. Many of the details had been explained earlier. McNamara noted the United States has deployed about 190,-000 military personnel to South Viet Nam, not including the members of the 7th Fleet operating off the embattled country's coast. Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., chairman of both the committee and subcommittee, planned only two days of hearings. But there were ample (signs UiaLCongress.intends to Uke itsltjiie \m miMtimt every aspect of the Viet Nam problem and related defense issues before its expected approval of the fund request, probably in March. Two senators served notice Wednesday night that the President's request will be fully debated when it reaches the Senate floor. Sem Joseph S. Clark, D-Pa., said he felt there should be "no limitation on debate," and Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., assured him there would not be. Clark said he did not know how he will vote, "but the proposal should be fully debated." "It will be fully debated," Morse declared. He strongly opposes U.S. policies on Viet Nam. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 peace. A flurry of Viet Cong attacks came about midnight, when the four-day truce announced by the Communists was supposed to begin. But a South Vietnamese military spokesman said his government had decided i'he Viet Cong trues did not begin until 1 a. m. -" Second Union Raises Spectre Of Rail Crisis By NEIL GILBRIDE WASHINGTON (AP) - A second union raised the spectre today of a major railroad strike crisis - this one developing next week with the possibility of eventually halting most of the nation's trains. "They've mistreated our people to such an extent. . . that anything could happen," .said Charles Luna, president of the AFL-CIO Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Chief railroad negotiator J. E. Wolfe said his attorneys would be ready to draw up court injunction papers if the trainmen threaten a strike. Court action could delay any strike for months. Luna's comment came the day after H. E. Gilbert, president of the AFL-CIO Brotherhood of Lqcomotive Firemen and Enginemen warned that a new national railroad strike crisis loomed unless the railroads bargain on the union's terms. Both disputes involve the federal arbitration ruling \mder which the jobs of ,17,500 firemen and nearly an equal number,, ol trainmen were eliminated. Both unions demand that most The first incident after the commencement of the 78-hour Allied truce at noon (11 p.m. EST Wednesday) occurred seven miles west of Tuy Hoa, along the centra! coast, when a Viet Cong company fired on men of the U.S. 101st Airborne Brigade at 1:50 p.m. The paratroopers returned the shots, killing one Viet Cong but incurring no injuries to themselves, a military spokesman said. In the morning hours up to the Allied truce, U.S. jets and Guam-based B52s pounded Viet Cong positions in Tay Ninh Cong positions in Tay Ninh Province, 68 miles northest of Saigon, adjoining the Cambodian frontier. U.S. Marines encountered the Viet Cong 17 times in the 24 hours leading up to the Allied truce and killed two and wounded four in the skirmishes, according to reports from Da Nang, 380 miles northeast of Saigon. On the ground, the Viet Cong exploded a mine after sunrise in the Trung Lap area, 20 miles north of Saigon, wounding four U.S. infantrymen moving up a road. About the same time, the Viet Cong scored seven hits on Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 16, 17 Hints From Heloise......20 Comics ................. 19 Sports ............... 14, 15 Obituaries.......... .....2 Hospital News ........7, 17 Editorial, Columns ........ 4 Social News ...... 3, 18, 20 School News -......... 3 Sunday School Lesson .. 12 Rep. Johnson Reports .. 13 State News Briefs ...... 5 Boy Scout News ........ 10 , Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Osceola R.D. Youth Charged With Larceny A 17-year-old Osceola Mills R. D. yputh was charged with two counts of larceny following his arrest yesterday in connection with the theft of copper wire from a mining company. The boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, was |committed to the Clearfield County Jail following an arraignment yesterday afternoon before Justice of the Peace Harry Ganoe of Clearfield. The charges, according to state police from the DuBois substation, stem from the theft of about $800 worth of copper wire from the A. J. Palumbo Mining Co. at Hollywood last December. The wire was stolen over various intervals. Jaycees Told Of Leadership Responsibility 'The future of the world lies in the young men of today" and the Jaycees are providing leadership training for these young men, the Clearfield Area Jaycees and their bosses were told last night at the organization's third annual "Boss Night" dinner in the New Dimeling Hotel. Addressing more than 100 members and guests, A. Bruce Coble of Lancaster, state first vice president of the Jaycees, termed the Jaycees "part of a wonderful movement to spur young men into action that will change the world. As young men, we are prone to failure, but we are idealistic," he said. "We learn by doing things for the benefit of the community and our fellow men." Mr. Coble, an executive of the General Cigar Co., pointed out that the Jaycee creed expresses Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 John Miller Named Moshannon District Boy Scout President PHILIPSBURG - John W. Miller was elected chairman of the Moshannon District of the Bucktail Council, Boy Scouts of America, at a meeting held Tuesday evening in the town hall. Mr. Miller's election'was to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Julius Rech. Plans were discussed at the meeting for the district's annual Boy Scout Week banquet to be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Osceola Mill's Catholic Church at 6:30 p. m. The banquet is open to all boys, men, and women engaged in scouting and to members of their families. Attendance is limited to 225 persons. Leaders said persons planning to attend should obtain their tickets early. DOWN THE HOMESTRETCH - Leaders of Clearfield's industrial development campaign for $250,000 check over material for a cleanup drive at a luncheon meeting yesterday in the New Dimeling Hotel. More than 40 members of a cleanup committee listened as these four men explained that the campaign is over the $240,000 mark with only $10,000 left to be collected. From left are: S. K. Williams and Launce E. Soult Sr., co-chairmen; D. A. Dotts, Advance Division chairman; and Robert B. Myers, Chamber of Commerce president. The committee hopes to end the drive by Saturday. (Progress Photo) Food Distribution Set at Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG - Surplus food will be distributed here Friday from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. in the Reliance Fire Hall, Phyliss M. Bressler, county surplus food clerk, announced today. All persons receiving surplus food in January are required to recertify when receiving their commodities. Persons who fail to come for their surplus food in January and have not recertified at the office prior to Feb. 1 will not be eligible to receive food in February. Food recipients must declare Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Induction for Some College Students Hinted WASHINGTON (AP) - Selective Service Director Lewis B. Hcrshey has indicated some college students may face induction if draft calls continue to run above 30,000 monthly. "I think 30,000 as a diet is too great for us; that's 360,000 a year," Hershey said, apparently meaning that if calls exceed that figure college students who fail to meet specified requirements may be drafted. Monthly draft calls lately haye been running around 40,000. As for the requirements, Her-shey said "the odds are strong" there will be a return to a system of testing and consideration of class standing, as was .used during the Korean War, in granting deferments to college students. The draft director met during the' day with Eastern and Midwestern state draft directors. He said a decision will have to be made within the next 10 days-by Feb. 1-in order for any testing to begin before the end of the current academic year. The results would apply then for the 1966-67 college year. Local draft boards could use the results as guides in deciding on student deferments. But Hershey emphasized that the local boards are not required to follow the test results. Easy as Sliding Across The Ice We may not have much snow but there's plenty of ice around for skating. That probably helped this party sell a pair of skates. Selling in season is a terrific idea. Got some skates, a sled, skis, a toboggan, winter clothing to sell? Now's the time to call our Classified Ad Department and let our readers know about it. BOYS* ICE SKATES: size 6. Phone Clearfield 765-8005. l:18-4d-b-(21) To Boy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765-5535 Or Your Nearest Progress Office.