Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - January 24, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Allies Hunt Reds as Johnson Decision Nears See Stories On Page 10 Today's Chuckle If the cows knew what milk is selling for these days, they wouldn't be contented, 'they'd be hilarious. \ TWW lO mm Reader's Tip A win streak ends. Turn to Page 6. Vol. 60 - No. 19 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, January 24, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 12 PAGES TODAY Big Storm Drops 19 Inches WINTER ARRIVES - At 9 a. m. yesterday Clearfield's main intersection, Second and Market Streets, had some traffic trying to move through 13 inches of soft snow. Clearing operations by the borough crew got under way during the day. (Photo by Jack Zipf) HAPPINESS IS THE FIRST SNOWFALL - One of countless youngsters who rejoiced tit the season's first major snowfall expresses her delight by hurling it into the air and letting it fall all about her. At 5 p. m. Today... ateLawmakers To Hear Scranton HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Scranton goes before a joint session of the legislature today to deliver the final state of the commonwealth message of his four-year term A state-wide television and radio hookup was arrang ed for the Republican governor's annual report in the House of Representatives. House and Senate members returned from a two - week recess an hour before the delivery of the message set for 5 p. m Scranton's annual report promised to contain a bright pic ture of Pennsylvania's economy Along with proposals to keep it on the upswing. His message reportedly lists an appeal for increased finan cial support for higher education including more than $10 million for state-aided colleges and universities. The Department of Public Welfare also is understood to have requested about $10 million from this year's budget for men tal health with the emphasis on local operations and a similar amount for increased relief grants. Scranton, whose term expires next January, also was expected to comment on the annual bud get although it will not be outlined until next Monday. The budget, according to re liable sources, will reach about $1.4 billion compared to the current budget of $1,354 billion. The same sources are quick to add that the budget can be balanced without new taxes. Since this is an even-num Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 A. Gilbert Bloom, Tax Collector At Curwensville, Dies CURWENSVILLE - A. Gilbert Bloom of 415 Hill St., Curwensville borough tax collector since 1954, died early this morning in the Clearfield Hospital. He was 53. Mr. Bloom was re-elected to his third term last November. He was a member of the Curwensville Presbyterian Church, served as a deacon and trustee of the church and was a member of the Rescue Hose and Ladder Company. Born at Curwensville, Sept. 29, 1912, he was a son of Monroe and Mabel (Way) Bloom. Surviving are his wife, the former Myrtle VanScoyoc; twin sons, Richard, Spring Mills, and Raymond, Mlfflinburg; two grandchildren; two brothers and a sister, Ansel, Chester and" Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Sen. Bailey Is Candidate For Re-election PHILIPSBURG - Senator Daniel A. Bailey, above, R-Cen-tre, announced today that he will be a candidate for re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate. The Philipsburg legislator, who is completing his first four-year term this year, said he will stress his experience- and accomplishments during the campaign. In a statement accompanying his announcement, he pledged to continue as a full-time senator if re-elected. "I feel that my past work justifies the support of the voters of my present district and I will welcome the addition of any neighboring counties as a result of reapportionment. I pledge to serve the interests of their citizens with equal dedication and zeal," he said. During his three years as a member of the upper house of the General Assembly, Sen. Bailey has achieved one of the best attendance records of any legislator. He has attended every day of every session and has answered to every roll call except one - which was taken while he was attending a con- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Twelve Injured In Thirteen Area Mishaps Thirteen traffic accidents, many of them partly due to bad driving conditions on snow-covered streets and highways, caused injuries to 12 persons in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area over the weekend. Damages totaled more than $6,200. Only one person was admitted to a hospital however. He is Merlin McCorkle, 60, of 130 S, High St., Clearfield, who was admitted to the Clearfield Hospital following an accident at 4:15 p. m. yesterday. A hospital spokesman said that Mr. McCorkle is in satisfactory condition with bruises of the shoulders and a knee injury. He was one of three persons injured in the mishap on Route 879 about five miles north of Clearfield. State Trooper Gerald Dreibelbis of Clearfield reported that Mr. McCorkle's car failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the highway and struck an oncoming truck operated by Edgar W. Reed Jr., 22, of Frenchville. Both Mr. Reed and a passenger, Dawn Reed, 9, were treated in the hospital. Damages were set at $600 to the 1962 McCorkle sedan and $400 to the 1956 truck. Three persons were injured at 10:15 a. m. yesterday on Route 153 about one mile north of Clearfield. State police said that a taxi driven by Charles F. Herman, 27, of Boalsburg, slipped off onto the berm, came back onto the highway and hit an oncoming car driven by William Wazwinski, 31, of Niagara Falls, N. Y. Both drivers and a passenger, Cecelia Wazwinski, 9, received minor injuries. The Wazwinskis were treated in the Clearfield Hospital. Damages were set at $500 to Largest Budget Ever Is Sent to Congress Snow Late Coming Headache For Adults, Fun For Kiddies Is Here Winter's first major snow storm blitzed the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area during the weekend, depositing up to 19 inches in some areas. With it came the usual headaches - hazardous driving conditions, clogged streets and sidewalks and, of course, the inevitable cleanup. On the bright side, it afforded youngsters the first real opportunity of the season for sledding and other snow-connected antics. It also was welcomed by the skiing crowd and by drought-plagued farmers who saw the snow as a replenisher for subsurface soil conditions. The long overdue storm was one of the worst in years. It struck Saturday afternoon and continued without letup during the night and through most of Sunday morning. Heaviest accumulations Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 37 Injured .............. 24 Damages ........ $19,275 Deaths ................ 3 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 0 A Year Ago Accidents............. 47 Injured .............34 Damages ........ $27,145 Deaths .............. 1 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 1 NO SWIMMING SIGN along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River at Clearfield might be confusing to a stranger for it's even difficult to see the river behind he sign. (Photo by Jack Zipf) Jetliner With 117 Aboard Hits Mountain CHAMONIX, France (AP) - An Air India jetliner with 117 persons reported aboard crashed into snow-covered Mont Blanc today and the French police said no survivors could be found. The gendarmerie headquarters here at the foot of Western Europe's highest mountain said a helicopter landed at the crash scene but no one was found alive. The plane, on a flight from India to New York, crashed at a point called "La Tournette," about 1,500 feet below the peak on the Chamonix side. It was preparing to land at Geneva. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Black Moshannon Ski Slope Starts Winter Season PHILIPSBURG - The winter skiing season was launched yesterday at the state ski slopes on Rattlesnake Mountain one mile cast of Black Moshannon State Park. Snow depth on the slopes was measured at 12 to 15 inches. Approximately 50 persons used the slopes Sunday even though the freshly - fallen, unpacked snow was not ideal for skiing. During the day, the novice slope became packed. It is expected that before today is over the intermediate slope will be well packed. The slopes closed down early yesterday, at 4:40 p. m., as the result of a power failure at 3:30 o'clock. One of the bars on the ski low flipped up and broke Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Share of U.S. Budget Listed For District If Congress accepts the Johnson Administration budget of $112.8 billion for fiscal year 1966-67, it will mean $40.4 million in direct and hidden federal taxes for residents of Clearfield County, the Pennsylvania State Chamber of Commerce reported today. In Centre County, the amount would be $49.8 million. The Chamber estimated the proposed budget for the federal fiscal year starting July 1, 1966, would cost Pennsylvanians $7,-219,200,000 almost $870 million more than the past year. The state-wide cost was computed on the basis of a statistically- Hinge On Viet War President Submits 112.8 Billion Dollar Spending Proposal Budget in Brief For fiscal year ending June 30 1966 1967 (In Billions) Spending.......... 106.4 112.8 Income ............ 100.0 111.0 Deficit...............6.4 1.8 Debt at year end ... 320.0 321.7 By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson sent to Congress today a $112.8-billion budget, by far the biggest in history, with a notice that he may come back for more money and new taxes if the war in Viet Nam gets hotter. He warned also that the military buildup, on top of an expected 7 per cent upsurge in national output, will "raise the threat of price instability" as the booming economy nears full employment. This inflationary risk makes necessary "some moderate restraint through tax policy," Johnson said. He asked quick approval of the $4.8-tillion step-up of income, corporate and excise taxes already sent to Congress. These revenues, plus the tax collections generated by an unprecedented sixth straight year of economic growth, Johnson said, will provide $111 billion of receipts in fiscal 1967 and bring the budget within $1.8 billion of a balance. That would be the smallest deficit in seven years - and it can be achieved, Johnson said, even with a net increase of $2.1 billion in spending for his 'Great Society" programs of education, health, housing and manpower development. "Inflation need not be the price of social progress; nor should it be a cost of defending freedom," Johnson told Congress. His blueprint for taxing and Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 oc- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Hints From lleloise - 12 Comics ................. 11 News From Around World 10 Sports ................ 6, 7 Obituaries ............. 2 Hospital News ........ 3, 7 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Today in History ........ 5 State News Briefs ........ 5 curred in the higher elevations where 17 inches had fallen by Sunday morning and an additional two inches Sunday night. Many towns got at least 13 inches. Despite the severeness of the storm, all major traffic arteries were kept open. John Reed, county maintenance superintendent for the State Highways Department, reported all roads in good condition today. High winds during the night caused some drifting but posed no major problem, he said. During the peak of the storm, more than 70 graders, plows and cinder trucks, and some 150 men were battling the swirling snow. Borough and township crews joined the around-the-clock effort in towns. and hamlets throughout the area. The cleanup continued today but the worst appeared to be over. Meanwhile, mayors of several communities ordered sidewalks cleared and fire chiefs appealed for residents to dig out fire hydrants as a precautionary measure. Clearfield Mayor Edward A. Clark said that property owners who do not clear their walks by tomorrow will be prosecuted. The snow, unlike the heavy, wet type, did not cling to power lines. Consequently, utility companies ^reported no storm-relat- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Low tonight zero to 70 above. Tuesday considerable cloudiness and not quite so cold. Sunrise 7:29-Sunset 5:20 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 5.55 feet (falling). Today 7 a. in. - 5.55 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 26; High 32. Overnight low 24. Weekend Precipitation .97 inches. Total snow accumulation 11 inches. Mid - State Airport Sunday low 21; High 27. Overnight low 14. Five-Day Forecast Jan. 25-29: Temperatures will average four to six degrees below normal during the period. The normal high is 34 to 37 and the normal low is 20. A little warmer Tuesday but turning colder Wednesday with only minor day to day changes for the remainder of the week. Precipitation will average near three-quarters of an inch melted as snow late Tuesday, ending Wednesday and snow again Friday. Snow flurries Saturday.