Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - January 25, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
rn-,� ;r,min............jtiwmiM':TW*'mwwTW*MMff"iTfl """V11 V"'1"'1 '* i^.i^^^i^.�ii^�fa^S�gifflM8aaSB8 Today's Chuckle Live within your income and you'll live without worry - and other things. Reactor's Tip "The Wild Geese Gather.' Read tonight's editorial on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 20 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, January 25, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 12 PAGES TODAY 46 Americans Die in Viet Plane Crash School Complaint Explained Clearfield Borough Citizens Obligated On Interim Setup If any resident of Clearfield Borough is not satisfied with the makeup of the interim operating board which will conduct the affairs of the Clearfield Area School District until July 1, a complaint must come from an interested citizen or citizens. Such was the advice given the Clearfield Borough School Board by its solicitor, James K. Nev-ling, concerning "immediate remedies which might be available," specifically injunction proceedings in the county Court of Common Pleas or the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The matter began at a Jan. 6 convention of the school directors of the seven districts that formed the Clearfield Area Jointure . . . Clearfield Borough, Lawrence, Bradford, Covington, Girard, Goshen and Knox Townships. At that time, Clearfield Borough directors proposed that membership on the 9-mah interim operating board be made on the basis of population. This would have meant three directors from Clearfield Borough (9,270 population), three Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Clearfield Board Hires Teachers, Approves Code Personnel changes . . . the appointment of committees, including discussion of a new committee to encourage college attendance . . . finances . . . regular reports . . . adoption of a transportation code. These were the principal items of business to come before the Clearfield Area School Board as it met last night in the Senior High cafeteria 4- with Raymond M. Witherow presiding. The appointment of five new teachers was approved, as recommended in the Salary and Personnel Committee report presented by Chairman Paul Silberblatt. They are . . . Mrs. Joanne Axelson Taylor, Clearfield High School, 1953 and Clarion State College, 1966, as teacher of English in the Junior High School; Mrs. Carolyn Faust, Chambersburg High School, 1959, Shippensburg State College, 1963, with one year's teaching experience at Newville, Pa., elementary staff; Miss Vivian Hipps, Curwensville Joint High School, Grove City College, January 1966, to teach kindergarten in Fourth Ward. Also, Miss Deanna June Irwin, Curwensville High, 1962, Lock Haven State College, January 1966, to the Glen Richey fifth grade, and Miss Betsy Louise Jay, CHS, 1962, Lock Haven State College, January 1966, as first grade teacher, Leonard Grade. Resignations were accepted, with regret, from Mrs. Mary Jane Quirin, elementary, and Miss Gloria Hipps, Junior High faculty. This report also included the information that total additional subsidies to be received by the district under, Act 405 (teacher salary increase) will amount to $80,821.69. Some 126 professional employes will qualify for the increase in salary, in varying amounts based on degrees and experience. Approximate cost for the first year will be $50,223; that for next year, $10,-399, for a total of $60,622. Non-professional hourly workers will receive an increase of five cents an hour and non-professional full-time employes, a $5 monthly increase. Professional employes will receive back pay checks in February, with monthly salaries adjusted thereafter; the non-professional rates become effective Feb. 1. The board added, however, that these adjustments become effective in February only if the money is received from the state which sometimes lags on such subsidy payments. Otherwise, they will be paid when the money arrives. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Clearfield Fund Offers Land For School The Clearfield Foundation Industrial Fund Executive Committee today offered the Clearfield County. Board of Education a free tract of land along Old Town.Road as the site for the proposed county technical school. In a letter to the board, Harris G. Breth, committee secretary, said that the committee, at a meeting yesterday, approved a resolution to make available 20 acres of the Maynard Reed tract which it recently purchased as a site for the school. . The site is adjacent to the southern part of the Old Town Road section and extends from the Clearfield Borough line to the Riverview Bridge. It is within one block of Route 322 and has several paved access streets. Pointing out other advantages of the site, Mr. Breth noted that it is served by a high power electric line, a new high pressure natural gas line, a large water line from Montgomery Reservoir, a main line of the city sewage system, and a Pennsylvania Railroad track. Secretary Breth added that in addition to the obvious advan- Please Turn to Page 10* Col. 6 B-C-l Industrial Development Group Elects, Lists Meeting COALPORT-All officers were reflected and a special meeting set up for the discussion of the Anti-Poverty Program at last night's meeting of the B-C-I Industrial Development Association. Officers are; J. Robert Singleton, president; William Bruen-ing, vice president; John F. Smith, secretary; and Dean S. Braucht, treasurer, Fred L. Rhoads, executive director of Community Action in Clearfield County, Inc., will discuss the many programs available through community action at a meeting Feb. 8 at 7:30 p. m. in the Hegarty Education Building, Coalport. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Area Freight Agent Plan To Be Discussed HARRISBURG (AP) - The Public Utility Commission plans to reopen hearings on the Pennsylvania Railroad's proposal to remove the agents at its freight stations at Philipsburg, Centre County, and Houtzdale, Clearfield County. The PU.C rejected the proposal last year, but the railroad said it wanted to present testimony showing that a continuing decline in business no longer warrants retention of the service. No n e w hearing dates have been set. September 1967 Start Is Aim For Tech School Much work remains to be accomplished before the Clearfield County Vocational Area Technical Schooi becomes a reality, but officials are shooting for a September 1967 start, members of the Rotary Club of Clearfield' were told last night. Edward T. Jacobs, director of the school, at the same time pointed out that many steps have been taken toward setting up the new school. "One of, the main problems confronting the county board," Mr. Jacobs said "is the selection of a site for the school." A total of 12 sites have been studied to date, he added. Among the prime factors for a site are accessibility to highways, center of student population, water and sewerage facilities, a level tract and cost. In his discussion, he mentioned only one site near Curwensville Joint High School. Another problem deals with a Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 County Given $7,091 Anti-Poverty Grant WASHINGTON (AP)-The Office of Economic Opportunity has aproved a $7,093 grant for the anti-poverty program in Clearfield County, Pa., Sen. Joseph S. Clark, D-Pa./ said Monday. The funds will be used to instruct the elderly in the Social Security benefits available to them and to advise registration in the voluntary aspects of- the new Medical Care program which goes into effect July 1. Ten elderly persons will be employed in the project. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........... 9 Hints From Heloise......12 Comics ................. 11 News From Around World 8 Sports................... %,1 Obituaries .............. 8 Hospital News ........ 3, 7 Editorial, Columns .......4 Social News............. 3 Today in History.........5 State News Briefs........3 Philipsburg Group Offers Site fpr School PHILIPSBURG-The Association of Commerce announced today that it bas voted to make available at a cost of $1 to the Clearfield County Board'Of%ct^| ucation all or part of its'industrial site at Wallaceton for the site of the proposed county tech nical school. The 50.19 - acre Shaw-Peters tract was viewed as an ideal site, midway between Clearfield and Philipsburg, for the new educational building by the board. Located along Route 322, the site is also accessible from the old Wallaceton-Bigler highway. Gas, electric and water utilities are available. Association directors, discussing the move, expressed the opinion that the plot, purchased and held as an industrial site, would be every bit as valuable as an educational site. President C. Edward Hayes said County Superintendent Fred E. Sweely, architect Dean Kennedy' of State College, and the county school directors are being notified of the action. Fire Destroys Auto, Loss Put at $3,000 A 1964 Sedan owned by Ron Peachman of Madera was destroyed this morning after it caught fire while taveling on Ogden Avenue extension. Clearfield firemen who were called to the scene at 8:05 a. m., but were unable to save Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Snow Cleanup Goes on As Mercury Dips Temperatures fell to seasonal lows today as bitter cold gripped the Clearfield County-Mo-shannon Valley area. It was one degree above zero at Mid-State Airport near Philipsburg and four above at Clearfield. Highways, although slippery in spots, were in good shape as state highway and borough street crews neared the end of a gigantic cleanup after last weekend's big snow storm. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Snow piled up in a broad area of the South today. Schools closed in Arkansas. Stalled vehicles blocked many roads. Pine Bluff, Ark., measured four inches of snow and Little Rock three inches. Jackson, Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Cloudy tonight with occasional light snow spreading into the area late tonight or early Wednesday, low 12 to 18. Wednesday cloudy with snow and not quite so cold. Sunrise 7:28-Sunset 5:21 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 5.55 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.55 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Monday low 16; High 24. Overnight low 4 above. 22. Mid - State Airport Monday low 12; High Overnight low 1 above. Mansfield Move May Get 14B Before Senate By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield may use a parliamentary device today in an effort to steer a union shop proposal past a filibuster threat and onto the Senate floor. The proposal would repeal the Taft-Hartley Act's section 14B which authorizes states to outlaw union shop contracts. Such contracts require all employes covered to join a union. Mansfield renewed the 14B battle Monday. Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen, who directed a successful filibuster against a similar move last October, launched at once a two-hour, 16-minute speech against Mansfield's motion to bring the repealer before the Senate. Dirksen was followed by Sen. Wallace F. Bennett, R-Utah, who talked for an hour and three minutes until the Senate quit. But Mansfield took the unusual step of adjourning the Senate Monday night instead of recessing as is the normal procedure when there is continuing business. This had the effect of displacing his own motion to bring up 14B. It also set up a two-hour "morning hour" period when the Senate convenes today. In that period, set aside by Senate rules for transaction of normally routine business,. Mansfield can make a nondebatable mo-lion ^fcrong, the, HB repealer before the Senate if he can get recognition. Such a motion would be subject to an immediate vote. . Mansfield, in starting the fight Monday, said, "I antici- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Two March of Dimes Activities Set At Philipsburg Thursday PHILIPSBURG - Thursday will be the big day for the 1966 March of Dimes campaign here with restaurants conducting their annual "coffee day" at that time and with the annual Mothers' March set that evening, Leonard Strohl, chairman, said today. , : Coffee sale monies that day will be given to the March of Dimes fund. The Mothers' March will start at 7 p. m. Mrs. Leonard Strohl, who is serving as area chairman for the march, has urged all area residents to leave their porch Rights on as a welcome to the solicitors. Mrs. Frank Molesky will head the drive at South Philipsburg, Mrs. Kathryn Shank at North Philipsburg, Mrs. Howard Bel-lingham at Curtis Park, Mrs. Ira Duncan in the Tyrone Pike area, Mrs. Melvin Renwick at Sandy Ridge, Mrs. William Ish-ler at Munson, and Mrs. Almond Brown at Point Lookout. Solicitors for the march include: Mrs. John Martha, Mrs. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Mrs. Anna Lashinsky, Triangle Inn Owner, Dies at Smithmill SMITHMILL - Mrs. Anna (Senetkosky) Lashinsky, a lifelong resident of this area and the owner and operator of the Triangle Inn for the past 32 years, died at her home yesterday morning. She was 66. Born at Ramey Dec. 25, 1899, she was a daughter of Frank and Anna (Orloskey) Senetkosky. Her husband, Wasco Lashinsky, and the following children survive: The Rev. Andrew Lashinsky, Erie; Frank, Bellwood; At Clearfield Hospital... Mental Health Center Prospects Advanced Prospects for a mental health center at the Clearfield Hospital are moving closer to reality, the hospital'i board of directors learned last night. Paul E. Ruch reported that board members will attend a meeting at Philadelphia Feb. 8 with state and federal officials at which they hope to get final approval for the center. Mr. Ruch said that all necessary applications for the facility have been filed and that the board has been notified to proceed with its plans. Estimated cost of the project (building and equipment) is $256,000 of which the local share is only 10 per cent. The state and federal govern- f menta will pay 90 per cent. The proposed building will join the present hospital at the north end. It will consist of two floors, approximately 60 by 175 feet, with 15 patient beds, consultation rooms and a rehabilitation area. The center will be similar to one at Ridg-way, that is, patient hospitalization will be of short duration. Mr. Ruch said that in order to qualify for governmental funds bids for the building must be advertised by June 1 and contracts awarded by June 30. In other business, Mr. Ruch also reported that the final inspection of the third and fourth floors of the new wing will be conducted Feb. 2. Within the next two weeks, he said, the hospital hopes to have the surgical and maternity departments moved to those floors. The first and second floors of the new wing are already open and are filled with patients. The fourth floor of the main building is now closed for painting and will be reopened for use as the maternity department's patient rooms. The board approved the installation of Citizens Band Radio equipment in the hospital. The system will provide instant communications with the cars of doctors. The radios in the Clearfield No. 1 Fire Company ambulances will also be tied into the system. At Philipsburg Hospital... Lack of Babysitters Keeps Nurses Home PHILIPSBURG - Trustees of the Philipsburg State General Hospital, in a lengthy session last night, discussed a number of matters including the existence of five vacancies on the nursing staff. Administrator Perry E. Curtis told the board that the vacancies are not a result of a lack of qualified personnel in the area and blamed the existing problem on a lack of "babysitters." �-- Mr. Curtis said that he felt he would have no trouble filling these positions if he could find someone to take care of the nurses' children. He explained further that at a recent Community in Action meeting he recommended that people be brought in to set up a day nursery in the hospital. Stressing that he would try "awfully hard" to find adequate space in the hospital for such a nursery, the administrator listed two specific reasons why such a program should be established: (1) at the present time no nursery for pre-school children exists in the area; (2) location of the nursery in the hospital would enable the nurses to look in and c'.ieck on their children during their lunch hour. It was explained that the nurses would pay for the nursery service and that a small kitchen would be needed so that lunch could be prepared for the children. Mr. Curtis was instructed to take this matter up with the proper authorities at Harris-burg to see what arrangements can be made. The administrator notified the board that Miss Patricia Pies* konko, a nursing instructor and assistant to the directress of nurses, has been awarded a scholarship at Marietta College, Washington, D. C, and will terminate her position at the hospital tomorrow. Mrs. Mar-jorie Mecham has agreed to Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Houtzdale Man Named HARRISBURG - Raymond Marien of Houtzdale yesterday was nominated to be a justice of peace for the borough by Gov. Scranton. Marien's nomination was one of a number sent to the Senate for confirmation. Scranton Paints Rosy Picture In Annual Message By DAVE LEHERR HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Scranton said Monday a booming economy and a new spirit of confidence and dedication in state government has once again made Pennsylvania the keystone of the United States. Scranton painted a bright picture of prosperity and success in his annual State of the Commonwealth message. He proposed increased outlays for education and mental -f-health, but promised there Coalport Area C. of C. Re-elects Officers, Nantes Four Directors COALPORT - The Coalport Area Chamber of Commerce re-elected all officers and named four directors to three - year tearms at its meeting last night. Serving as officers are: George Lucas, president; J. Leonard Adam, vice president; John F. Smith, secretary; and John B. Helman, treasurer. L. C. Hegarty, Mr. Helman, J. Wilson Laing Jr. and J. Rob-' ert Singleton are the new directors. Robert Kirkwood- was named to fill the unexpired director's term of Jack Heather-dale, who moved from the area. His term will expire in 1967. The group discussed the purchasing and displaying of road signs in the area. W. Dean Miles reported that be is meeting with a firm that contsructs such signs and will report at the Feb. 28 meeting. William Bruening and Elizabeth Caskey were named to the planning committee for the In-ter-Cditiy Dinner meeting which is scheduled for March 22. Clearfield Woman Injured in Accident PENFIELD - A Clearfield R. D. woman suffered a possible back injury yesterday afternoon when another car ran into the rear of her automobile on Route 153 near here. State police from the DuBois Substation said Mrs. Lillie Kep-hart, 41, of Laurel Run Road, was turning off Route 153 into a township road when the car following her struck the rear of her sedan. The police said Mrs. Kephart complained of pains in her back but did not receive medical treatment. The other driver, Thomas Dinardo, 41, of John-sonburg, was not hurt. Property damage was estimated at $100 to each of the cars. would be no need for increased taxes. Although he will not unveil his proposed budget for fiscal 1966-67 until next Monday, Scranton did indicate the need for some $80 million more for education and mental health. This in itself would push the proposed budget to a record $1.4 billion for the year beginning July 1. The current budget is about $1,354 billion. Scranton also used the speech to criticize the legislature in general and House Democrats in particular for allowing the 1965 session to run so long. "The 1965 session of the legislature was disrupted by partisan maneuvers and wasted loo much time," he declared before a joint session of the Democratic-controlled House and the Re- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 State Lawmakers Scronton Speech By VINCENT P. CAXOCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - The 1966 general assembly is picking up right where the 1965 one left off-on a note of partisan discord. Democrats and Republicans quickly took odds with each other Monday immediately after Gov. Scranton appeared before a joint session to hail the economic progress of the state. "Our economy is booming," he declared in his annual State of the Commonwealth Message, which was carried live on television and radio. "The number of Pennsylvani-ans employed during the final months of the year rose to al- Cargo Of Shells Explodes Cause Is Unknown; Crash Is Worst For U.S. in War By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - A U.S. Air Force troop transport carrying 46 Americans and a cargo of mortar shells crashed in dense fog and rain today in the central highlands just after taking off from An Khe. All aboard were killed. The twin-engine C123 Fair-child Provider slammed into a hillside five miles east of An Khe and the impact exploded the mortar shells. The plane carried a crew of four from the 315th Air Commando Group and 42 soldiers of the 7th Cavalry Regiment. U.S. officials said it was the worst American air crash in the Vietnamese war. Ammunition and grenades carried by the soldiers aboard exploded in the tremendous heat. A search party reached the scene at noon in heavy rain. The cloud ceiling was 300 feet when the plane took off. The cause of the crash was not immediately known. An Khe is the staging area for the U.S. 1st Cavalry, Airmobile Division, which has been fighting the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regulars in the highlands. It lies 250 miles northeast of Saigon in mountains where Communist snipers occasionally shoot at American planes. The C123 is a lumbering aircraft with a cruising speed of 190 miles an hour. The worst air disaster of the Vietnamese war involved a U.S. Air Force C123 which crashed into a peak south of Nha Trang last Dec. 11, killing 81 Vietnamese soldiers and the four American crewmen. The highest American toll in a | plane crash indirectly connected I with the war occurred last Aug. 24 when a U.S. Marine Corps C130 transport carrying 63 Marines and two sailors back to the front from a brief leave crashed into Hong Kong harbor. Fifty-eight perished. The unit killed in the crash today was en route to join one of a number of general offensives launched by the Americans, Australians, South Koreans, New Zealanders and South Vietnamese soon after the lunar New Year truce ended Sunday. The probes so far have made almost no contact with the in- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Former Councilman At Altoona Sentenced For Misuse of Office HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Robert Smay, former Altoona councilman, has been fined $500 and placed on 23 months probation after pleading no defense to charges of misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance and misusing city equipment. Sentence was imposed Monday Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Discusses Many ... Curwensville Council Acts on Few Items CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Borough Council pored over a multiplicity of matters at a regular meeting last night but took action on only a few items. The 1966 budget, one of the major items expected to come before the councilmen, had to be set aside because of the lateness of the meet-4-:---- ing. Another special meeting has been called for next Monday night at which time work on the budget is expected to be completed. Most of the paper work was completed at a special meeting a week ago. Considerable time was spent last night in discussing technicalities of a proposed agreement between the borough and Television C o m m u n i cations Corps., the latter of which proposes to purchase the Curwensville TV Cable Co. The corporation, which operates a number of cable systems in Pennsylvania including the one at Clearfield, hopes eventually to link the Clearfield and Curwensville systems together, according to its representative, Fred Schwab. In answer to a question Mr. Schwab said that the Curwensville antennae site probably would be abandoned and the community served by Clearfield. After a lengthy discussion Council, in order to expedite the transaction, tentatively approved the agreement subject to certain contract revisions to be prepared by the purchaser and presented for final approval. In other business, Mayor Ralph D. Giarth, in his con- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Hurwitz Brothers To Expand Philipsburg Laundry, Car Wash PHILIPSBURG - Expansion of the Frigidaire Quick Clean Laundry and Dry Cleaning Center and of the adjacent coin car wash was announced today by Alfred B. and Edsel F. Hurwitz. "We are expanding to meet the needs of future developments in the area," the brothers stated. Both installations are adjacent to the new Riverside Market, located along Route 322 north of town al Pleasant Hill. They are scheduled to open about March 1. The owners said 1,000 additional square feet is being added to the laundry facilities and that 20 new washers and eight new dryers are being added to make a total of 50 washers and 20 dryers. The installation is to be completed by the end of next month. New restrooms, a new lounge and a new boiler room Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 Curwensville Lions Set Block of Dimes CURWENSVILLE - The Curwensville Lions Club will conduct its annual Block of Dimes Saturday in the business district. Plans for the project were announced at a regular dinner meeting last night by club president William Bonsall. William Kovach is chairman of the Dimes campaign, which will be conducted from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Winfield R. McClure of DuBois, a director of C6mmunity Action in Clearfield County, Inc., outlined objectives of the organization. Mr. McClure, a former member of the Curwensville club, also told of ways in which communities may take advantage of opportunities afforded by the anti-poverty program.