Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - January 22, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chucklt Operations are so common these days that you can hardly work yours into the conservation unless it is fatal. Fmm Rtadtr's Tip Open primary elections are discussed in "Viewing Harris-burg" on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 18 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwentville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, January 22, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Decision on Bombing Due Next Week LBJ May Delay N. Viet Nam Plan Autopsy Planned By HENRY S. BRADSHER MOSCOW (AP) - The Foreign Ministry "informed the United States today the body of Newcomb, Mott will be brought to Moscow for an autopsy Monday. This'announcement by the U. S. Embassy followed a U. S. demand for full investigation into Motf's death on a prison train. The Russians claim he committed suicide by lashing his throat in the washroom of the train during the night of Thursday-Friday. Mott, 27, of Sheffield, Mass., had been sentenced in November to 18 months in a labor camp after conviction on a charge of illegally entering, the Soviet Union. He was arrested Sept. 4. The U.S. Embassy said it will be represented at the post-mortem in Moscow. Mott's mother, Mrs. Howard Mott, said at her home in Sheffield: "I think the Russians killed him. How could he com mit suicide if he were on a train surrounded by Russian guards? I'm pretty sure they would have searched him thoroughly for any weapons." She said she "began to get more suspicious" after she had talked to the Soviet Embassy in Washington about returning the body and was told it might not be possible. She said she had been unable to learn any details of her son's death from the Soviet Embassy. Mott, a book salesman, was convicted Nov. 24 of illegally crossing the Norwegian-Soviet frontier Sept. 4 and sentenced to 18 months. He would have been eligible for parole next June 4. His parents attended the trial at Murmansk. j Press officer Robert J. Mc-Closkey said in Washington Friday night the State Department "has instructed the embassy to insist upon a full investigation of the circumstances of Mott's Please tuirn to Page lo, Ool. 1 Damage Totals More Than'7,000 In Three Mishaps Damage totaled more than $1,000 in traffic accidents yesterday and this morning in the Grampian and Philipsburg areas. No one was injured in any of the three mishaps. Damage estimated at $600 was caused to a truck which went off Route 219 and rolled over in a field near Grampian at about 3:55 p. m. yesterday. The driver, 26-year-old Charles A. Johnson of Jamestown, N.Y., told police that when he came over the crest of a hill he saw an oncoming car attempting to pass another vehicle. In order to avoid a collision he drove off the highway. Damage was set at $475 in .a Philipsburg Borough accident on Presqueisle Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets, at 1:20 a. m. today when a parked car belonging to Donald E. Nelson, 25, of Pittston, was struck by an eastbound station wagon operated by Edward J. Hamer, 28, of Bethlehem. Police Officer Willard Decker said damage to the Nelson car amounted to $175 and damage to the Hamer car was set at $300. State Trooper Anthony R. Pu-po investigated ah accident yes-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Increasing cloud iness with occasional light snow changing to snow flurries Sunday. Little temperature change- Low tonight in the 20s. Sunrise 7:31-Sunset 5:18 Clearfield Rive.* Level Eriday 7 p. m. - 5.60 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. 5.58 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Friday low 28; High 34. Overnight low 22. Saragat Seeks New Premier For Italians By BENNET M. BOLTON ROME (AP) - Italian President Giuseppe Saragat was searching today for a premier to succeed Aldo Moro, who resigned after a defeat in Parliament brought on by defections in his own Christian Democrat party. Saragat arranged a busy weekend of political consultations after asking Moro to stay on as caretaker premier. Saragat scheduled talks with former Presidents Giovanni Gronchi and Antonio Segni, both Christian Democrats, and with Senate President Cesare Merza-gora and .Chamber President Brunetto Ucciarelli Ducci. It was considered possible that Saragat might ask Moro to form another government after he had finished consulting with political leaders inside and outside the four-party coalition. The coalition parties-Christian Democrats, Socialists, Democratic Socialists and Republicans-hastily called meetings of their own. Internal differences were ex-, pected to arise at a Christian Democrat directorate meeting today. Two days ago Moro and his party secretary, Mariano Rumor, had postponed a meeting of the party's National Council from January to February to allow time for working out problems. The crisis arose when Parliament voted 250-231 Thursday against a key bill of the Moro coalition government, a proposed law for creating state nursery schools. Avanti, the Italian Socialist party organ, said in an editorial today that the Moro downfall could be traced to "the eternal and paralyzing internal divisions of the Christian Democrat party." Avanti also criticized the Italian Communists, saying they have no other policy than to wreck the positions acquired by other parties. It praised "the unity of all Socialists," a reference to consultations now going on between the Socialist and Democratic Socialist parties as they near reunification. Saragat's schedule for Sunday includes a talk with Amintore Fanfani, the Christian Democrat former foreign minister who quit as foreign minister 25 days ago and called for'a full-scale government reshuffle. Mid - State Airport Friday low 10; High 30. Overnight low 6. '65 Fire Loss In Clearfield Area Totaled $141,700 Fire losses in Clearfield Borough, Bradford, Goshen and Lawrence townships during 1965 totaled $141,700, according to an annual report on Clearfield Fire Department activities prepared by Fire Chief Edwin R. Hall-strom. Ninety-three of the 136 calls answered by the department were within the borough. They included 12 general alarm and 71 silent alarms for which property damage was estimated at $26,700. Lawrence Township fires caused property damage estimated at $59,900. Eight general alarms and 18 silent alarms were answered in the township during the year. Clearfield firemen also answered nine silent alarms in Bradford Township, one silent alarm in Boggs Township, and two silent alarms in Goshen Township. The Bradford Township fires caused $44,100 damage, and those in Goshen Township $11,-000. The one alarm in Boggs Township was for a grass fire in which no property damage was caused. AERIAL INTRUDER - The James B. Manuel home in south Seattle got this unexpected addition yesterday when the single-engine plane flown by student pilot Leo J. Heinz, 34, on his first solo flight, crashed into the roof and a bedroom. Heinz was seriously hurt, but Rosalie Fernandez, 10, a visitor from the Philippines, who was watching TV in another room escaped without injury. Witnesses indicated Heinz was practicing touch-and-go landings at Boeing Field when the plane's engine stalled. (AP Wirephoto) House Committee Reports: on Johnson By EDMOND LE BRETON WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Ways and Means Committee reports it is receiving only scattered opposition to President Johnson's $4.8-billion tax bill. There are indications both the committee and the full House nuy act on the measure early next month, giving the Senate more than a month to consider the measure and still reach the President's goal of enactment by March 15. The added tax funds are earmarked to help pay for the war in Viet Nam. The administration proposal includes cancellation for two years of auto and phone tax cuts which went into effect Jan. 1, a speedup in corporate tax collections and changes in the withholding schedule for middle-income taxpayers, , The House committee heard from Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler and other administration witnesses this week. Nongovernment spokesmen will get their chance starting Thursday. Segments of the automobile osition Tax Bill industry may send no witnesses to discuss the proposed increase in the automobile excise tax, but only submit statements for the record. The telephone industry, facing a stiffer proportionate tax increase, may do the same. After hearing public witnesses, the committee plans to recall Fowler and also to question Budget Director Charles L. Schultze. Then, about Feb. 1, it will go into closed session to consider possible changes, ap- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Lewstown Pastor Dies at Service In Brisbin Church BRISBIN - The Rev. E Park Brown Jr., 47, pastor of the, Evangelical Baptist Church at Lewistown, was stricken by a fatal heart attack here last night as he participated in the ordination service being held for a young minister in the Brisbin Baptist Church. Mr. Brown had just delivered the charge to the Rev. Arleigh Hegarty, a fqrmer Brisbin resident who was graduated in June from the Philadelphia College of the Bible, and was seen to slump over in the pew during the laying-on-of-hands ceremony in which the participating ministers give their benediction and blessing to the new candidate for the ministry. He was rushed to the Philipsburg State General Hospital where he was pronounced dead-on-arrival at 9:35 p. m. Victor Fleck, Centre County Deputy Coroner, said that death was due lo a coronary occlusion. The deceased minister and his wife, Clara, are the parents of five children. The newly-ordained minister and his wife have been accepted by the Africa Evangelical Fellowship and will be as- hnrd to duties in South Africa, They are currently residing at Westville, N. J. The Rev. C. Harlan K u 1 p, pastor of the Brisbin Church, presided over last night's ceremonies and delivered the ordination message. Six Baptist ministers were participating in the ordination service. Nine ministers comprised the examining council that met in the church yesterday afternoon and passed on the candidate. Mr. Brown was present for both the after noon and evening services. Inside The Progress Business Week .......... 3 Church News ..........3, 5 Classified Ads ...... 8, 9 Columns ................. 4 Comics..................11 Hello World ............ 3 Hints From Heloise -.. 9 Hospital News .........'. 3 News From Around World 10 Obituaries...... ....... 10 School News ............ 2 Social News.............. 9 Sports ................ 6, ? Today in History ........ 9 World's Week ...........; 3 Clearfield Man Held For Court Action In York County YORK, Pa. (AP) - A Clearfield man is being held for grand jury action here on a charge of attempting to burglarize Northern Joint High School near Dills-burg. William Eugene Harrington, 29, (of 32 High St.) waived a hearing on the charge-Friday at his arraignment before Justice of the Peace J. Wilbur Kreiner of Fairview Twp. Harrington was committed to the York County Prison in lieu of $2,500 bond. State police accused him of attempting to break into the high school in the early morning hours of Jan. 9, A night watchman shot at a fleeing man, officers said. A short time later, Harrington appeared at Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg seeking treatment for a.bullet wound of the back. Hospital officials quoted him as saying he was shot by a hitchhiker. Myers Re-elected President Of Clearfield C. of C. Robert B. Myers was re-elected president of the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce at the recent reorganization meeting of the board of diretcors. It is his third term. Other officers named were: H. R. Woolridge, vice president; Donald F. Meckley, treasurer; and Harris G. Breth, secretary. Two new members of the board were installed. They are Fred B. Lansberry, president of the County National Bank and Ralph Kane, treasurer and gen eral manager of the Community Consumer Discount Co. They will fill the seats of Howard McGarvey Sr. and William Schneck, who did not seek re-election. Other directors re-elected were D, A. Dotts, John L. Kurtz, L. E. Soult Sr. and.Mr. Myers. At the meeting, Secretary Breth reported that the Credit Bureau has enjoyed its biggest year yet, and that total credit inquiries had exceeded 1964 by nearly 20 per cent. Mr. Dotts, industrial chairman, told the group that all industrial projects were coming along on schedule, and that ,Shortway Products, which will occupy the renovated silk mill, should be operating by March 1 or sooner. He said also that the State Employment Office is handling all inquiries and applications for employment with this firm. Mr. Soult, co-chairman of the industrial fund campaign, stated that the drive had passed $240,000 and that a special cleanup campaign committee had been appointed to put it over Terrorist Bomb Kills American In Saigon Billet By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - A terrorist bomb blasted a U. S. servicemen's billet in Saigon early today and killed an American as the lunar New Year truce passed the half-way mark. The 25-pound bomb, on a bicycle placed against the billet, ripped a two-foot hole in the wall, killing a U. S. sergeant asleep in a nearby room and fatally wounding a Vietnamese woman who was* asleep in a house across in narrow alley. Two other soldiers and several civilians were injured. It was believed that about 40 men were sleeping in the Signal Corps unit billet a mile from Saigon's Tan Son Nhut airport at the time. U.S. military authorities debated whether the terrorist incident constituted a major truce violation. They said it apparently was the work of the Communist Viet Cong or sympathizers, but it was not as serious as a clear-cut military action during combat. The terrorist bombing was one of 66 incidents recorded by U.S. military headquarters since midnight Wednesday, an hour before the Viet Cong truce began. The list includes 45 incidents aimed directly at U.S. and allied forces and 21 against South Vietnamese troops. There was mounting-evidence that' the Viet Cong had been avoiding contact with South Vietnamese troops during the holiday. In reports from the field a U.S. spokesman said there were numerous minor incidents late Friday and early today but no major violations. The incidents involved sniper fire or small patrol actions and it was difficult to blame one side or the other, he said. A Vietnamese military spokesman listed four incidents, however, and said each one was a truce violation by the Communists. Earlier the U.S. Military Command had accused the Viet Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 No Fire, Just Food Clearfield firemen were called out at 1:30 a. m. today when a Kerr Addition house was reported to be filled with smoke. On arriving at the scene the firemen found no fire and learn-that the smoke was caused by some food that burned while being cooked. Prime Minister Of Nigeria Found Dead LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - The Nigerian Information Ministry announced today that Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa has been found dead. The announcement gave no details but the prime minister was kidnaped during a coup just a week ago and had been miss ing since. Fear was expressed that dis covery of the respected prime minister's body and news of other killings could set off a chain of events that might have grave consequences for military authorities now in control in Nigeria. The army has a force of 8,000 London is waiting to see how the news of the killing will affect the Nigerian police force, a para-military body with 50,000 members. The police still have some British officers. In Lagos Thursday, officials of self-appointed President John son Aguiyi Ironsi's administra tion denied French and Soviet news agency reports that the killing of the Nigerian ex-pre mier had been officially con firmed. Sir Abubakar had been ar rested with his finance minister, Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh, and the two were taken by the rebels to an unknown destination. The finance minister was killed. Britain's high commission in Lagos has virtually unrestricted lines of communication with the commonwealth relations office in London and has been reporting fully on all developments in the confused and changing situation. By JOHN M. HI6HTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson is expected to decide next week whether to resume bombing of targets in North Viet Nam, now that his peace offensive appar-ently has failed to open any doors to negotiations. The belief in official quarters, based on his handling of past situations, Is that Johnson will put off his decision as long as possible next week. Some military authorities reportedly had proposals prepared for a revival of air -f strikes by midweek and some of these at least were said to favor direct attacks against the area around the North Vietnamese capital of Hanoi and its port, Haiphong. The two centers have been spared in past bombing raids. Some State Department officials were reported opposed to any renewal of the bombing at all at this time. Others were said to favor a more limited and selective approach than the military planners. 1 In the previous attacks which began last Feb. 7 the United States hit North Vietnamese centers of troop and supply infiltration into the south, bombed ammunition depots, and battered communication lines. Some power generating centers also were hit. Such targets are understood to be covered in various groupings prepared for presidential study. Secretary of State Dean Rusk signaled the possible conclusion of the current U. S. peace drive at a news conference Friday with this statement: "I regret that I cannot report to you any positive and encouraging response (from North Viet Nam) to the hopes of the overwhelming majority of mankind. These past 29 days, against the background of all that has gone before, have provided every opportunity for the authorities in Hanoi to make some serious response." The bombing of North Viet Nam stopped just before Christmas and Johnson's public peace drive started immediately after Christmas. The whole operation is. thus just a month old -anil Rusk said it has won "an overwhelmingly favorable response" among other governments over the world, "except from those who could in fact sit down and make peace." Rusk also said under questioning thsU he looks for expanding violence - rather than any scaling down of the war - after the Vietnamese lunar New Year ends Sunday. The New Year holiday is known as "Tet" and this is the way Rusk punctured speculation that Tet might in- British Accent Helps... Blimey, Limey, Don't Be Shy By JAMES F. KING LONDON (AP) - Englishmen contemplating a trip to the.Unit-ed States were urged today to speak up and not be shy, because "The Limey lingo can open every door." This advice was offered by Alec Snobel, an editor of the Sun, in a column telling his countrymen how to get along while touring America. "Talk, ask questions. Argue. Chat 'em up. Babble to taxi-men, bartenders, cops. Speak like Laurence Olivier or Ringo Starr; speak Oxford or Cardiff; speak Cockney, Scots or Scouse (lingo of Liverpool, home of the Beatles). But speak. The Yanks love a Limey." Snobel said his English accent won me juleps in Georgia; daiquiris in Delaware ("Jes' let me hear you say 'cawfee' again, feller"); bourbons in Baltimore ("I guess you-all noo Churchill?"), and more dinner invitations than I could handle in a lifetime." Snobel said his own lingo got him an invitation to a party at the home of an oil millionaire whose only memory of England was an eight-hour train journey which he got a kick out of telling about. It went like this, Snobel recalled: "After six hours watching this bowler-hat type staring stonily ahead I dared to say: 'Hello, my name's Decter.' " 'Mine isn't' " he said and went on sitting silently. "Sure are wunnerful quaint people, you British!" Giving a rundown on some of his stops in the United States, the British editor had these comments: Miami-The brassiest of all man's playgrounds, where outside the fashionable winter season, a James Bond glamor holiday can cost $14 a day. Williamsburg, Va.-An artfully restored 18th Century town like a "Gone With the Wind" set that Hollywood forgot. Washington-Tree-lined malls with no skyscrapers to crush the national monuments. Atlantic City-The Blackpool of the United States where coach, parties from Baltimore spill on to the hot, white sands in Kiss-Me-Quick hats; New: York waitress give the glad-eye to Washington federal clerks. Please Turn to Page 10, Col, 2 Area Residents Getting Ready For Hag Operation Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley residents are getting ready for "Operation Old Glory" - the display of the American flag from Abraham Lincoln ' s birthday Feb. 12 through George Washington's birthday Feb. 22 as. a demonstration of support for American servicemen in Viet Nam. More than 150 have purchased brand-new, 50-star flags from The Progress since this newspaper offered the flags for sale a week ago. The flag sets, priced at $3, may be purchased by mail from the Clearfield office of The Progress or over the counter at The Progress offices at Clearfield, Coalport, Curwensville, Houtzdale and Philipsburg. The flag set includes a 3 by 5-foot cotton flag with double stitched stripes, canvas heading and brass grommcls, a 6-foot two-piece staff with top decoration, a heavy cast mounting socket with screws, heavy cord halyard, mounting instructions and a flag history and etiquette folder. The entire set comes packed in a heavy cardboard box for shipment or storage. Authority To Meet GLEN HOPE - The first an-nual meeting of the Glen Hope Water Authority will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, at 8 p. m. in the school. President Richard Dotts has urged all paid up subscribers to be present.