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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - January 27, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle If athletes suffer from athlete's foot, do astronauts get missile toe? Reader's Tip See Page 22 for World Newt in Pictures. Vol. 60 - No. 22 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, January 27, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Johnson Offers Disarmament Plan Gen. Taylor Says: Reasons for Continuing Lull Exhausted WASHINGTON (AP) - Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, a top adviser to President Johnson, says the reasons for continuing the lull in the bombing of North Viet Nam targets are exhausted and "we must keep the pressure on." His declaration was viewed as one of the strongest indications yet that the Uni-ed States soon will resume its air strikes. Taylor, former ambassador to Saigon who now is a presidential consultant on Viet Nam, was at the President's side Tuesday night during a top-level White House 'meeting with congressional leaders. Less than 24 hours later, Taylor told a New York news conference that he felt the bombing pause was justified "in spite of the obvious military disadvantages." "We have shown friends and foes the sincerity of our peaceful purposes," he said. "But the reasons for continuing it are exhausted." He said, "We mUst keep the pressure on until the other side decides that there is no chance of our breaking." Earlier in Washington, Secretary of State Dean Rusk said on Capitol Hill that the United States has carried its peace efforts "from A to Z and almost through Z." Democratic Senate Leader Mike Mansfield, who has op posed renewal of air attacks on North Viet Nam targets, credited the President with having accomplished at the Tuesday night meeting the kind of consultation with Congress that some critics have been demand ing. Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who At Least 132 Captured... 91 Viet Cong Die in Clashes By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Allied forces reported today 91 Viet -Cong were killed and at least 123 captured in their first sizable clashes since the end of the lunar New Year truce four days ago. The South Vietnamese army's 9th Regiment struck the hardest single blow in a surprise attack on a Viet Cong training camp in the upper reaches of the Mekong Delta -f near the Cambodian border DuBois Reservoir, Shortway Poet In Homestretch DUBOIS - Negotiations be tween the State Highway De partment and the City of Du Bois concerning the Keystone Shortway and the city' reservoir are apparently heading down the homestretch. A spokesman for the depart ment said yesterday that decisions are expected "within days/' The spokesman said that firm but generous offer was contained in a letter-of-under standing which the department had sent to CityCouncil. The state requested that a decision be made before Saturday. Council will hold' a special meeting tonight to consider the offer. The problem involves con struction of the interstate high way over the reservoir near El liott State Park. City officials want to make sure that the qua! lty of the drinking water is protected rom construction of the highway. Shortway section 25 and 26, in Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints from Heloise......24 Comics .............28 News From Around World 10 Sports .............. 16, 17 Obituaries ...........\... < Hospital News.......... 7 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News . 2, 3, R, 13, 24 Today in History ...... IS School News ............ 9 More on Television -.. 5 Sunday School Lesson .. 12 More on Income Tax .... 11 Area Servicemen ........ 14 A government spokesman said 14 hardcore guerrillas were killed and 114 epptured, includ ing a training chief. The govern ment troops also seized 117 sus pects, many of them thought to be new recruits, and a batch of weapons and ammunition. The 9th Division carried off the strike Wednesday morning by sending a regiment of infantrymen into the camp 80 miles southwest of Saigon while another regiment in armored personnel carriers blocked the enemy retreat. Government casualties were reported light. A South Korean platoon pa troling Route 1, the main north-south highway, bumped into a force of about 70 Reds Wednesday night near Bong Son, 275 miles northeast of Saigon. In the fight 35 Viet Cong were killed, two captured and two carbines seized while the Kore Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Coalport Man Leaves For Viet Nam Duty COALPORT - Spec..-4 James Skebeck has left for Viet Nam after spending 21 days with his family. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Skebeck of Coalport and is married to the former Patricia Beers. They have two children, Penny Yvonne, 1, and James Richard Jr., two months. Spec. Skebeck is a 1960 graduate of the B-C-I High School and enlisted in the army in November 1960. He served most of his first three years at Fon-tent, France. Following his discharge and a short time in civilian life he re-enlisted in February 1964 and was stationed at White Sands Missile Base, N.M.Mrs. Skebeck and the children will live with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Beers, at Coalport until her husband returns. First Major Sale Set At Clearfield It's the end of the month again . . . time to save during the first big sale of the year being staged by Clearfield merchants tomorrow, Saturday and Monday. . In addition to choosing from the greatest selection of values ever shown in Clearfield stores, area shoppers will have the opportunity to register for valuable gifts. Each participating merchant will award a gift, without any obligation, to some lucky shopper at the close of the sale on Monday. A spokesman for the merchants said today that this sale is really a must . and offers a big chance for area shoppers to pick up some outstanding bargains. The stores are jam-packed with merchandise and values. Stores will be open all day Friday and Monday until 9 p. m. and all day Saturday until 5 p. m. Philadelphia Area Traffic Clogged ... Eastern Pennsylvania Bears Brunt of Storm By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Western Pennsylvania, snowbound a few days ago, sat back and relaxed today as the eastern two-thirds of the state bore the brunt of a new snowstorm. The storm that began early Wednesday afternoon ended around dawn. It left traffic-clogging snow accumulations of between four and six inches in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. All public and parochial schools in Philadelphia and most suburban counties closed today. Highway and street crews worked through the night, and main arteries were clean for the lighter-than-normal traffic as many motorists used trains and buses to get to work. Commuter trains* some delays be-heavier passenger Bulletins WASHINGTON (AP)- Living costs jumped four-tenths of 1 per cent last month, the largest December rise since the Korean War year of 1950. , . 4U . v. MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) - Leader Everett M. Dirksen, who acting upon Petltion of has taken no position on the matter, have urged such consultations "Everyone present was invited and encouraged to give his views," Mansfield said in an interview. "This was consulta- Wiscon- sin's attorney general, today ordered the Braves to prepare to play their home National League baseball games in Milwaukee this year and until league expansion takes place tion in the best sense, not just with.the city gaining a replace-briefing. The President took ment franchise, under consideration everything that was said. We were in at the takeoff in the formulation of a vital decision." Dirksen added, in a separate interview, that "it was the kind reported cause of loads. The storm dropped five inches at York, three on Harrisburg, and three to four inches as far west as Bedford and Cambria counties, on the western slopes of the Allegheny Mountains. But most of Western Pennsyl vania had only traces of snow. In the stricken areas, the snow made highways and streets treacherous and brought out the plowing and sanding crews, but most motorists apparently de cided not to buck the weather and traffic was light. Only minor accidents were reported. Commercial airline flights through the Harrisburg - York airport were interrupted Wednesday, but Philadelphia's In ternational Airport continued to operate despite the snow Commercial buses were reported running only 20 minutes behind schedule The storm did produce a rash of school closings in some areas today. The weather bureau said, however, that the storm has just about spent itself in Pennsylvania and was moving past Long Island. Its last traces were to be in the form of snow flurries today over the mountain areas. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A heavy snowstorm, termed by the Weather Bureau the biggest in years in the Middle Atlantic region^ choked much of Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 All Officers Re-elected By Park Authority Marching Mothers Will Be 0u� For funds Tonig/if Residents of Clearfield and Philipsburg boroughs and Law-m. r� � , . rence Township are reminded The Clearfield Park Authority to turn on their porch lights to AfrtnniFtxl 1__J_ _* _t- A ___4 I ..... � reorganized last night and re elected all officers. Ashley E. Woolridge was renamed chairman; Logan H. Cramer, secretary; and Guy Bowes, treasurer, Among recent actions taken by the Authority was the pur chase of a house on Smith Street and Weaver Street extension which was heavily damaged when fire destroyed the adjacent horse stables last summer. The purchase of the property will give the park some additional land, and Authority members said plans are being made to move the outside fence nearer Smith Street At Curwensville... Businessmen Discuss Stimulation of Sales CURWENSVILLE - Methods of stimulating business through community-wide sales promotions were discussed at a meeting of businessmen here last night. The session was called by Frank Harzinski, president of Curwensville Borough Council, who outlined plans for the third annual municipal dinner which this year will pay .---f tribute to the business people Muenannfl wiiaerness Designation Bill Signed by Scranton HARRISBURG (AP) - A bill prohibiting the use of the 42,000-acre Quehanna site for any private purposes other than research and education was signed Into law Wednesday by Gov. Scranton. The vast tract ot land, formerly leased by Curtiss - Wright Corp., is situated in Clearfield, Elk and Cameron counties. The new law, effective immediately, provides that the land shall be used by the Department of Forests and Waters and the Pennsylvania Game Commission for forest protection, management and timber harvesting. It also directs that the public be permitted to use these lands for recreational purposes. He said May 14 has been set as a tentative date for the dinner and that he would like to see a three-day sales promotion planned and carried out by the retail merchants the weekend before. Mr. Harzinski said he was sure Council would give complete support to the merchants in every way possible. He mentioned special parking privileges as one of the ways in which the borough could help. "I don't want to give the impression that I'm trying to butt into your business," he emphasized. "I'm only interested in one thing and that is to get as much business in here as we can." Merchants who attended the meeting expressed their enthusiasm at the proposal and decided to hold another meeting next Wednesday at 7 p. m. Special Session Seen Deadlocked Before It Starts HARRISBURG (AP) - A proposed special legislative session on Congressional reapportionment appears to be deadlocked before it is even called. Gov. Scranton has said he will not call one until he is assured that the Republican-controlled Senate and the Democratic - controlled House have reached tentative agreement on a redistricting plan. The General Assembly was night if they wish to aid in the National Foundation's fight against birth defects. Mothers Marches will be conducted in all three areas tonight, beginning at 7 p. m. A similar house-to-house canvass will be made at Karthaus tomorrow night, starting at 7:30 p. m. In order to speed up solocita-tion persons having contributions to the March of Dimes are asked to turn on their porch lgihts or tie a white cloth to their doorknobs. Mothers March chairmen at Clearfield and Philipsburg point out that the March has always been for children. Originally it was designed to aid polio victims through the furnishing of medical care and rehabilitation and through research to learn the cause and prevention of the disease. With the discovery of the Salk Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Three Men Charged With Thefts at Mine Await Court Action Three men, two from Clearfield County and one from Centre County have been arrested by DuBois and Clearfield State Police in connection with thefts of copper wire from the A. J. Palumbo Mine at Hollywood. Arraigned before Clearfield Justice of the Peace Harry Ganbe yesterday were: Richard Lee Coudriet, 36, Philipsburg; Russell Coudriet, 27, Morris-dale; and Elmer Spotts, 19, also of Morrisdale. Richard Coudriet was charged with 12 counts of larceny, his brother, Russell, with 11 counts and Spotts, with three counts. They pleaded guilty and were placed in the Clearfield County Jail awaiting court action. Recently two men and a juvenile were arrested for another theft at the Palumbo mine in which copper wire valued at $800 was taken. Both of the adult defendants, Daniel Webster, 41, of Osceola Mills, and Harry Phillips, also 41, of Brisbin are in the county jail pending court action. Phillips was one of the men who participated in an attempted jail break Tuesday. President Outlines E conomic Outlook, Sounds Warning By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson said today the nation has achieved the ability to ward off recessions, hold booms in bounds and keep an American economic miracle going in 1966. Johnson attached a condition to this glowing outlook: wage and price decisions by labor and business must be "sound and responsible - just as I am determined that pub- -flic decisions will be fully responsible." Snow flurries and windy tonight with occasional snow squalls, low zero to 10 above. Variable cloudiness, flurries, windy and colder Friday. Sunrise 7:24-Sun$et 5:24 m. -' Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. 5.60 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.60 feet (stationary). 20. Clearfield Weather Wednesday low 9; High Overnight low 14. 14. Mid  State Airport Wednesday low 3; High t. Overnight low zero. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Democrats Ask For Equal Air Time * T,,T,,IT,, _,, Ivent states from banning union HARRISBURG (AP) - The | shnn pftnfraf)(c Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters is being asked by legislative Democrats for equal Mansfield Uses New Tactic On 146 Dispute By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield switched to new tactics today - longer hours - in an attempt to counter the filibuster against the bill to pre- time to reply to Gov. Scranton's State of the Commonwealth message. The message, delivered before a joint session of the House and Senate Monday, was carried by several television and radio stations throughout Pennsylvania. The request for equal time was contained in a letter sent Wednesday by House Majority Leader. Joshua Eilberg, D-Phil-adelphia, to Robert II. Maurer, secretary of the Pennsylvania Broadcasters. shop contracts Mansfield called the senators in two hours earlier than usual to try to put some additional pressure on the tightly organized foes of the bill. The same plan was tried unsuccessfully last fall in the initial Senate floor fight over the measure to repeal section 14B of the Taft-Hartley law. Mansfield's problem is: He has the votes to pass the bill if it ever gets to a vote, but lacks the two-thirds majority it needed to choke off the filibuster. Under Senate rules each member is entitled to two Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Accident Victim At Chester Hill Dies ot Pneumonia CHESTER HILL-George Albert Powell, 76, of Chester Hill, died at 3 p. m. yesterday in the Conemaugh Memorial Hospital at Johnstown. Mr. Powell was struck by a car at Chester Hill Jan. 3 and had been hospitalized since that time. Cambria County Deputy Coroner Frank Hillman issued the death certificate and listed raeumonia as the primary cause of death. Fractured right ribs and a fractured pelvis were listed as a secondary cause. Clearfield County Deputy Coroner William W. Strange conferred with Police Chief Lyle R. Fowler, who conducted the accident investigation, and announced that the facts presented deem the accident unavoidable and do not warrant an inquest. Mr. Powell was transferred from the Philipsburg State General Hospital to Johnstown when it appeared he might have suf- Robin Gets Snow Job PHILIPSBURG - Mrs. Ruth Bloom of Chester Hill couldn't believe her eyes - but there it was, a red-breasted robin. She saw the bird Tuesday, the first day that the temperature has dropped below zero, when she was driving in the Morgan Run area. In spile of the deep snow and the cold temperature, she said she hopes the robin is a bona fide symbol of an early spring. "If they are," the President said, "the American economic miracle will remain in 1966 the single most important force in the economic progress of man kind." This was in an 8,000-word message he sent to Congress along with the annual report of his Council of Economic Advisers. The report was a bit less exu berant in language than the message. But sprinkled through both were sentences and phrases of unvarnished opti mism, qualified here and there with a word of restraint or cau tion. , The forecasts are for more business, more jobs, more prof its, more spending and what Johnson called a "strong thrust of progress." The President said: "Our na Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Allpert Man On Probation After Term in Prison An Allport man who was granted a new trial in the Clearfield County Courts as the result of habeas corpus proceedings has been placed on probation for five years. Robert W. Cowfer, 29, has been confined to a state correctional institution for the past four years for aggravated assault and battery and assault with intent to ravish. Two other young men were also involved in the crime which occurred in the Osceola Mills area. Taking advantage of recent U. S. Supreme Court rulings, Cowfer filed a writ of habeas corpus asking for a new trial. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 7-Point Program Outlined President Urges Stop Be Made To Atomic Arms Race GENEVA (AP) - President Johnson formally proposed today a seven-point program to halt the spread of nuclear weapons. The President acted in the face of escalating war in Southeast Asia and the possibility of acquiring atomic weapons by at least 10 nations in addition to the existing atomic powers. In a message to the 17-nation disarmament conference opening in Geneva, Johnson urged that the atomic arms race be stopped and that existing stockpiles eventually be eliminated. Pope Paul VI also sent an urgent appeal to the conferees to do their utmost to erase the spectre of war, Johnson pledged to work for peace and disarmament "even while our own. nation is engaged in necessary resistance to aggression in Southeast Asia." \ "We must press on with our work in Geneva," the President's message said. "It is true that our meeting is shadowed by continuing aggression against the people and government of South Viet Nam. "There are differences among the members of this conference on Viet Nam, but these differences make our common interest in preventing nuclear Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Mildred Dubler Named Winner At bona Judge John A. Cherry has declared Democrat Mildred Dubler the winner over Republican Winifred Heverly for the office of tax collector in Irvona Borough. In an order handed down short, ly before noon today, Judge Cherry ruled that there was no substantial difference in any election returns previously made as against a court-ordered recount. The computing board certified with the County Board of Elections earlier today that Dubler received 168 votes and Heverly, the appellant as well as incumbent officer, received 160 votes. The court also stipulates that the deposit fee is forfeited to the county and all costs connected are to be paid by the appellant. A petition filed in December asking for the recount on the grounds that an error may have been made in the vote computation listed 169 votes for Dubler and 167. for Heverly. It was the third dispute of its kind over an elective office which went into the courts following the Nov. 2 election. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Slippery Roads Contribute To four Accidents Bad driving conditions resulting from sub-zero temperatures and a light snow contributed to four traffic accidents investigated in Clearfield County last night and this morning. One of the accidents happened in Clearfield Borough last night when a car driven by 19-year-old Linda Jean Campbell of Highview Village hit two automobiles parked on East Market Street near Front Street. Miss Campbell told Patrolman Joseph Eggers that she applied her brakes as she was traveling east on Market Street and her Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............. 35 Injured ............... 28 Damages ........ $22,000 Deaths................ 3 Deaths Elsewhere .... 0 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 47 Injured ............... 34 Damages ........ $27,145 Deaths ................ 1 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 1 Flags Will Be Flying in Area Next Month Flags will be flying in the Clearfield County - Moshannon Valley area from Lincoln's Birthday, Feb. 12, through Washingtou's Birthday, Feb. 22, as a demonstration of support for United State's servicemen in Viet Nam. Proof that "Operation Old Glory" will be supported by area residents comes from the response to The Progress' offer of a 50-star United States flag at a cost of $3.00 for those needing them. In less than two weeks more than 250 flags have been purchased by readers of The Progress at the newspaper's offices in Clearfield, Coalport, Curwensville, Houtzdale and Philipsburg or by mail through Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Sen. Hawbaker To Speak At County Dinner Sen. D. Elmer Hawbaker of Franklin County will be speaker for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner slated for next Saturday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p. m. in the New Dimeling Hotel at Clearfield. Sponsored by the Clearfield County Council of Republican Women, the event will also feature a reception for Sen. and Mrs. Hawbaker prior to the dinner at 5:15 p. m. Now serving his second term in the Senate, Sen. Hawbaker Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Mountain Top Firemen Plan Community Park Near Center of Town SANDY RIDGE - Member! of the Mountain Top Fire Company, at a meeting this week, made plans to develop a community park and picnic area, complete with winter ice skating facilities, near the center of town. President Roger Cartright. appointed a committee to prepare plans and obtain cost estimates for converting the company's nine-acrt tract, the former Jessie Showers Spring property, into a park. The tract is located near the EUB Church. Please Turn to Page 9, Col. X ;