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Progress, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1961, Clearfield, PennsylvaniaHie weather mostly Cloudy and continued cold tonight and tuesday with occasion Snow flurries. Low tonight 5 below to 5 above Zero. I the Progress i daily circulation highest in our history volume 55 number 18 Moshannon Valley monday january 1961 10 pages today retiring county agent honoured cold keeps District in its grip Little Relief seen As Mercury drops to 16 below Zero sub freezing on cold continued its Clearfield county county agent w. O. Mitchell and mrs. Mitchell pose with three county residents who paid tribute to them at saturday night s testimonial dinner in Honor of or. Who is retiring Jan. 31. Left to right Clyde who presented a gift to or. Mitchell on behalf Mitchell surprised at dinner 300 pay tribute to him for service to state county agent w. O. Scheduled to retire Jan. Was invited to attend a dinner at the Dimeling hotel saturday night and was to find More than 300 neighbors and Fel Low workers on hand to pay tribute to him and to express thanks for his Long years of service to Clearfield county and Pennsylvania. The testimonial arranged by the executive com Mittee of the Clearfield county agricultural Extension Asso was a a Well kept secret As far As the guest of Honor was not until last Friday was he invited and then he was led to believe that it would be a Small Din involving Only his a few friends and associates. The Dimeling ballroom was filled to capacity. In addition to residents of Clearfield county and the Philipsburg area who have known Bill for worked with him and benefited from his those present included officials of the Pennsylvania state University s division of agricultural present and re tired county agent and other state and University Many of whom had driven Many Miles Over Snow covered roads to Pav tribute to those in the words of toastmaster e. G. Blair county commissioner and a re tired county agent himself representing a Small part of those who would have liked to at presented or. Mitchell with a tangible gift of an automatic slide a screen and a set of trays for slide photographs. Mrs. Mitchell also shared in the tribute and received a Bracelet for her interest and in continued on Page column 2 of the Clearfield county agricultural Extension Assoc a mrs. Or. S. Al for county Farmers and farm and mrs. John who presented a gift on be half of the Extension association 9 Block of dimes nets at Curwensville Curwensville the Curwensville Lions club s of saturday netted for the new 1961 March of dimes Campaign. The sponsored annually by the was carried out from 10 a. M. To 5 p. Weather. M. In near Zero Moshannon Valley area today with no signs of any immediate Relief. The Mercury plunged to 16 be Low at Midnight last night at Black near Philips after reaching a High of five above sunday afternoon. Adding to sunday s Bone chilling cold were 30-mile an tour winds which caused considerable Drift ing of Snow on a number of High ways. Snow were pressed into service Early today on at least 20 per cent of the area s Rural roads where the most serious Drift ing occurred on roads were re ported closed. A powder Fine show Early today added to already hazardous drive Jing conditions in some areas and put weary cinder Crews Back into generally All roads were e d in Good although Slippery in spots. I continued cold and Light Snow was forecast to night and Early tomorrow. Temperatures will Range from five below to 10 above. Kennedy reviews plan with aides by John Scali Washington presi Dent Kennedy launches a sweep ing review for the master plan his administration vill Pur sue its quest a safeguarded peace with the communist bloc. At the Start of his first week in the White the new chief executive set up morning and afternoon conferences his Secretary of Dean and defense Secretary Robert s. Mcnamara. The double announced business on his Agenda the priority Kennedy attaches to seeking an easing of East West tension while beefing up the defences. A grim reminder of troubles ahead reportedly came in a secret message from ambassador Llew Ellyn e. Thompson who met Satur Day in Moscow with soviet pre Mier Khrushchev. Thompson s Cable was under stood to report that Khrushchev while talking hopefully of an agreement with the Kennedy and Iri private had adopted the same unyielding position on issues that wrecked previous Western Hopes. Got during White House luncheon sunday of Rusk s thinking about Khrushchev s Maneu vers. Undersecretary state designate Chester Bowles also attended. Moving about in the unpredictable fashion that has be come almost routine since Ina popped into the press room for a Surprise visit. He was accompanied by his Loo King like a fashionable teen Ager As she strolled through the White House wearing beige Riding pants and a three quarters length sports coat. White House who never had seen anything like it during the Eisenhower stared goggle eyed. After going to Church Kennedy kept up a rapid fire work Pace. By late he named an undersecretary of the two assistant secretaries of com and a three Man panel to advise him on conflict of interest problems and ethics in govern ment. He picked Paul pay an Independent Republican business continued on Page column 4 by the associated press a cold wave held Pennsylvania in its grip today As temperatures dropped below Zero. To make matters a Light Snow fell in some parts of the piling new accumulations on top of the Snow the state received last week. The weather Bureau said the Snow would end by Nightfall but continued on Page column 6 double handshake is Given county agent w. O. Mitchell by or. H. R. Director of the Pennsylvania state University s division of agricultural and Williarm c. Assistant director for the Region. saturday night s testimonial dinner for or. We o will Jan. 31 after 35 years of service in the county. I area residents reminded of two Bloodmobile visits prospective blood donors at Clearfield and Curwensville were reminded today that next week will find the red Cross Bloodmobile unit visiting each town Jan. And two Days later on i. Donors Are urgently needed in both Walter h. Blood program chairman for the Clearfield red Coss Chap said today. Must meet a quota of 125 pints at Clearfield and 85 pints at Curwensville to fulfil our obligations to the blood needs at the Clearfield and for Resi dents of the chapter who May be patients in out of arca Stewart said. 1960 records show that the red Cross blood program furnished 70s pints of blood for use in our Clearfield Hospital. Since the first of the year 47 pints have been needed. Some 75 to 80 additional pints were supplied last year for patients in the out of area hospitals. At from time to time emergency donors were called when blood supplies were Low or a specific Type of blood was needed. We Are to keep up with the demand and the red Cross is obligated to do that we must six including Young injured in area Over weekend six persons were including five year old Curwensville boy who was involved in a sledding one Driver was arrested in four traffic accidents Over the weekend. Frank son of and mrs. Stanley s. Grampian suffered a i serious head injury when his crossed Susquehanna Avenue from an Alley and was struck by a car. J his exact condition and extent of injuries were not available this morning Driver Auto which struck the youngster at p. M1. Yesterday was Ivan continued on Page column 2 weekend fires in state kill damage is High by the associated press seven weekend fires in Pennsylvania three of them before Dawn today took thee injured at least six other persons and caused damage of More million. Two of the Harry and his Betty Jane of a suburb of were killed today in a Blaze that swept a Story Brick building. The second where the Vic Tims and the third floor were badly burned. No one else was Hurt in the Blaze whose cause was no determined immediately. Some 200 cadets were routed from at Valley forge military Academy near Philadel phia by a fire that caused heavy damage to the Barracks. It also housed an Art collection said by an Academy spokesman to be of considerable but unspecified there were no reports of in juries. The cause extent of damage to at about the same the cafeteria and stage of the nearby Worcester township Junior High school were badly damaged. Of estimating damage at about said they believed a defective Healing unit at the Back of the stage was responsible. In the Western Pennsylvania Community of mrs. Continued on Page column 1 traffic toll Clearfield county and the to Shannon Valley compiled by the Progress from state and Borough police reports since Jan. 1 Jan. 22 49 20 in 0 deaths. A year ago 2 deaths. Area residents killed the area in Highway accidents this 0. Home Auto destroyed in two of. Four weekend fires a Home was extensively dam aged and a car was destroyed in two of four fires Over the weekend in the Clearfield county Moshan non Valley area. Houtzdale firemen were called to the Home of Mike Lenkevich at nearby Whiteside saturday morn ing when Ai believed to have started from a defective Thermo through partitions and flooring. Confined to the Walls and was estimated at l a car owned by Alvin Ander son caught fire at Houtzdale late last night shortly after the owner had started it. Firemen were unable to give a cause for the Blaze. The car was a Complete lose. A minor flue fire took Clearfield firemen to the Albert Adams Home on lick run Iri Lawrence town ship at . Saturday. Fire chief Clifford Mann said no dam age resulted. Philipsburg firemen were called to the residence of mrs. Kathryn s. Windy this morning to extinguish a flue fire in the basement. There was no damage. Star Curwensville r. D. The boy was sledding in an Alley Between Center and Scho Fiell streets and came out onto sus a que Hanna Avenue into the path of the Curwensville Borough police said the Auto pushed the boy about 40 feet along the icy Road but the wheels of the car did not pass Over him. He was rushed to the Clearfield Hospital in unidentified private Auto. Admitted to the Hospital strike a crr working at Clearfield i the settlement of the new York Harbor strike which had caused two major railroads to curtail operations found the new York Cen at Clearfield ready to go to work As usual at 7 o clock this Charles e. Train master at told the Progress that word Hadi been received yesterday to cease operations at the close of work sunday. This had been arranged and customers Noti fied of no but everything was changed when his office was notified that the strike of the rail Road tug and ferry boat workers had been settled at a. M. This morning. In less than 45 minutes the new York Central was Back in business at Clearfield. Workers were Noti fied immediately by phone and the first Crews were ready to report at 7 o clock. New York Central service is expected to be Back to Normal by tomorrow morning. Or. Bell explained that at where the operation is More com pact and the men quickly Avail it was much easier to resume also from a collision at a. M. Yesterday Dorothy of lacerations of the face and and her and Contu Sions of the lower legs. Both Are listed in satisfactory condition. Treated and released from the Hospital were these victims of the same Mary Ann another lacerated fore Patricia Grampian r. Lacerated and her mrs. Delaphine lacerated forehead and leg Stato police said that Patricia Mccartney was 1953 Sedan along the Wal town Road about two Miles West of Grampian when the Auto Slid on the icy Road and crashed into an oncoming 1958 Sedan driven by Mary Ann Polites. Continued on Page column 5 Stevenson begins u. N. Delegate . E. Stevenson hands his credentials to Secretary general Dag Hammarskjold begin Ning his new Job As chief . Delegate to the United nations. Stevenson arrived in new York Sun Dikiy night. He is expected to make his debut in the Security Council later this week in debate on the continued on Page column 4 Elk county woman Dies after being struck by automobile Dubois a Brock port woman died Here in the Maple Avenue Hospital saturday night some three hours after she walked into the path of a car driven by a Dubois resident. Or. Ray c. 5 West Long told state police from Ridgway that the victim stepped onto route 219 As he was driving through Brockport in Elk county at p. M. The car struck mrs. Emma Sidelinger As the Driver attempted to Stop of the Slippery police said. She suffered internal injuries and a fractured leg. David killer Heads business men s group Houtzdale David killer was of the Houtz Dale business men s association at its january meeting last week. Other officers simon1 Sah vice John Zeig Elias treasurer. A sales promotion Campaign for a Washington Day Sale on feb. 22 was with All merchants and business places invited to participate. Newspaper ads will give further information about the Many savings to be offered during this Sale. Outgoing president Jacob George presided at the meeting in the fireman s Hall. Nine members at data on food plan is awaited surplus commodity increase ordered by president a written order increasing sur plus food distributions to needy families has not yet been received in Clearfield commissioner Fred l. Rhoades said today. The increase was affected Satur Day by the first executive order of president John f. Kennedy in a Quick move to fulfil a Campaign Promise. According to the associated Kennedy directed Secretary of agriculture Orville a. Freeman to. Expand the distribution program using funds already available. The increase is expected to virtually double the value of food Given to families in chronic areas. Rhoads said that the com missioners will make Public the order As soon As it is delivered to them. There was no indication this morning of How Long it would take the president s order to Clear the of the Federal govern ment before reaching the county level. It has been or. Rhoads that or three new food items will be added to the list to larger allocations for families which need a Check in the surplus foods of fice a t the courthouse today showed that Clearfield county residents were legally registered to receive s food last month. But Only were actually served due to the inactivity at four distribution centers. The four centers Are temporarily closed because of. A Lack of Volun Teer workers to Man a spokesman from foods office continued on Page column 6 Skorich named i to coach eagles Philadelphia ant Nick Skorich today was named to succeed the recently re signed Buck Shaw As head coach of the National football league Champion eagles. He was Given a three year contract. Was a football Star and the University of Cincinnati. He came Here As an assistant to Shaw in 1959. Skorich played professional foot Ball with i the Pittsburgh Steeles and Green Bay packers. Democrats line up backers housing proposals Harrisburg working As though every minute started lining up votes today to gain passage of gov. Lawrence s tax proposals and a fair housing Bill. In the Stephen democratic floor voiced Hope that at least part of the governor s million a year Revenue program could be acted on in that chamber this Ber this week. Democrats Are shooting action on poll of the proposals by april 1. That was one of the reasons behind the administration s Early submission of a budget to the general Assembly last week. In the democratic floor Leader from said he hoped to line up enough votes so that Hays Heads Senate group on education sen. To Hays of state Clearfield and Centre counties spokesman the state Senate has been named chairman of the Senate s committee on education. The appointment was announced Over the weekend As sen. Anthony j. Senate president pro filled each of Senate chairmanships with a Democrat As his stepped into control of the body for the first time in 22 years. Other keyed to spotlighted in the 1961 Are Fred b. And sen. Harry e. Re apportionment. A sen. A school administrator before his first election to the Senate in has served As a member of the education commit Well As several other Senate committees. He has also served on special committees and steering groups including the governor s committees on migrant1 conference on and the joint state task Force in education. More recently he was appointed gov. David l. Law rence to the state s first Board of Public a policy making and is a member of the governor s research and policy committee on education which has been at work on educational needs in Pennsylvania far the past Sev eral months. Disilvestro and Sens. Israel and j. Were not named to committee chairman ships because they hold top leadership jobs. Stiefel is caucus Secretary and Lane is assistant democratic floor Leader. Weiner was named chairman of the rules committee. Continued on Page column 5 the Bill Banning discrimination in the Sale of Public housing could be passed this week. He also tried for Quick action to Clear another measure that would permit Sun Day liquor sales in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. _ Bui republicans notice they won t into approving i any part of Lawrence s pro Gram without a thorough study. Want to give these proposals careful attention before deciding what Well said chairman w. Stuart Arm of the House gop policy rep. Willard f. The House gop floor Leader Allegheny has said democrats will have to go it alone in attempts to Lawrence Rev Enue including an in crease of two cents in the five cent a gallon gasoline tax. But Mccann and House speaker h. G. Have voiced Confidence they will get some gop especially for the Gas tax plan. The administration estimated the increase will produce an additional million during the 13-month period Start ing next june 1. Legislative Box score week of january 16-20 Senate Roll Calls during the week 2 Hays voting 2 Roll Calls to Date.4 total to Date 4 House Roll Calls during the week 4 rep. Breth voting 4 rep. Marsh voting 4 Roll Calls to Date 6 rep. Breth s total to Date 6 rep. Marsh s total to Date 6 series starts Jam 30 in the Progress you can get better grades in school with help of pointers from expert the modern Way to meet a real difficulty in an important matter is to Call in an expert. With Many youngsters having As in the mat Ter of grades which Are of Para mount importance these have called in an expert for you. He is prof. Leslie j. A specialist in getting better grades. His headlined can get better will appear daily in this newspaper starting 30. Getting Good grades in t just a matter of or. Nason nor even of knowledge alone. To a considerable extent it s a matter of technique. There Are different techniques for different subjects. Subject by or. Nason shows you How to get better or How to help your child get them. Or. Nason is a professor in the University of Southern California s school of education. He is accustomed to producing results. His experiments learning techniques have focused the attention of educators. They work. Take the Case of the failing fraternity. It was losing 50 per cent of its pledges because they failed to make a average. The sponsor called in or. Nason to Tell them How to make better grades. That was two years ago. Since the one of the prominent greek letter groups at the University of Southern Cali has lost Only two out of 38 pledges because of poor grades. Or. Nason has worked in the teaching Field 40 years in and engineering instructor and As special consultant on study methods. He began his teaching career in 1956 while still a senior at Central term of duty the 16th u. S. High school in grand Mich. He held an instructor s certificate and taught in a Junior High school. Following a with he enrolled in Michigan state College. He graduated with honors in 1923 with a . In engineering and higher grades than any engineering student had made at Michigan state in 10 years. He began teaching that same year at East Lansing High then went and to High where he acquired a reputation for coming up with practical solutions on educational problems. It was a gift he applied to individual students with some striking results. The head counsellor of the College be Gan sending him cases. During world War ii the gov continued on Page column 2

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