Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - January 28, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckl A wedding ring is like a tourniquet; it stops your circulation. R�ad�r's Tip Baseball is having its problems. See story on Page 10. / Vol. 60 No. 23 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, January 28, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY for Philipsburg Hospital in Seven Years... i Mill By LINDA ATKINS Progress Staff Writer PHILIPSBURG - Four construction and renovation projects, with an estimated cost of $3,475 million, comprise the long-range expansion program for Philipsburg State General Hospital which has been map-, ped out by Administrator Perry \ E. Curtis. The building program, which encompasses an estimated seven-year period, was presented to Frank E. Forni, capital program analyst for the state Planning Board, yesterday during a meeting with Mr. Curtis in the administrator's office in the hospital. The program is in addition to projects already approved in the state capital construction budget. Preparation of such a pro- gram is the result of a directive from Harrisburg that state general hospitals give careful con-sidertion to future expansion on a far-reaching basis. Projects outlined by Mr. Curtis included: Construction of a geriatrics center, $1,225,000; renovation of the center building, $1,000,000; construction of an administration building, $500,000; and construction of an addition to the PHILIPSBURG State General Hospital Administrator Perry E. Curtis puffs on his pipe as he concentrates on business matters brought up for discussion by Frank E. Forni, capital program analyst for the state Planning Board, (Progress Photo) Projects in Approved Budget... Details Given State Plans (or Hospital's Rehabilitation Center PHILIPSBURG Philipsburg State General Hospital Administrator Perry E. Curtis today released specific iriforr1^11^ml^i� plans for the rehabilitation center and other buildings to be constructed here. Four hospital projects are included in the two-year $431 million capital construction budget signed Tuesday by Gov. William W. Scranton. Budget figures show allocation of $1,895,397 for construction of the state rehabilitation center, $497,728 for construction of a new wing to the Nurses' Home, $243,305 for construction of a laboratory annex and $80,893 for re- Pa. Launches r Regional Jail System Study HARRISBURG (AP) - The slate Bureau of Corrections is conducting need and location studies for a regional jail sys^ tern to confine short-term prisoners. The 1965 legislature approved the program to provide jail facilities for counties which do not have them and to ease the financial burden of other counties which have inadequate facilities. The law authorizes the bureau to purchase suit ible existing jails or to build them in areas of need. "This legislation was enacted with the aim of helping counties and not to hurt them," said Arthur T. Prasse, commissioner of corrections. "It will help those small counties which have not been able to provide proper confinement or rehabilitation pro- grams. He added that the system Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Walk When You Can Ride Who wants to walk in this kind of weather? Apparently not the party who saw this car advertised in our Classified section. Ad was in, then out as sale was made. Don't miss out on that buy you've been looking for . . . check the Want Ads daily. Better yet, be independent, ran your own ad. District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............. 41 Injured ............... 29 Damages ........ $26,950 Deaths ................ 3 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 0 A Year Ago Accidents............ 51 Injured ............... 39 Damages ......... $30,695 Deaths................. 1 Deaths Elsewhere .... 1 1955 PLYMOUTH, 2 door, good working condition, $50. Phone Clearfield 765- 7782. l:264db(45) To Buy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 705-5535 Or Your Nearest Progress Office. Woman Hit By Skidding Car Near A Brookville R. D. 1 Woman suffered multiple injuries yesterday when she was hit by a skidding car which also struck three vehicles and knocked over two gas pumps at a roadside service station. More than $3,000 was caused in this accident which occurred on Route 219 a little more than a mile north of DuBois. The accident was one of six in Clearfield County yesterday and all were caused in some degree by prevailing bad driving conditions. Norma Jean Morris, 28, who was hurt in the accident near DuBois, was the only person injured in any of the accidents. She is listed in "fair" condition in. the Maple Avenue Hospital at DuBois where she is being treated for injuries of the shoulder, arm, ribs, neck and back. Mrs. Morris was walking along the berm of Route 219 when she was struck by a truck driven by William J. Szymanski, 24, of Wilcox R. D. 1. State police said Szymanski was following too closely to a coupe driven by Carl L. Tcril-liger, 21, of Brookville. When Mr. Terilliger started to make a left turn, Mr. Szymanski applied his brakes but his car hit the other vehicle. It then continued out of control Please Turn to Page 6, Col, 8 novation of the x and - ray pharmacy departments. The scope of these projects, which was prepared by Mr. Curtis and itemizes what he feels should go into the new buildings, was presented to Frank E. Forni, capital program analyst for the state Planning Board, yesterday during a meeting in the administrator's office. He added that it would be ideal to locate such a center (probably a one-story building) adjacent to the hospital (possibly where the doctors' parking lot is now) where the facilities of the hospital may be used. The supervision of administrative and medical services would be carried on by hospital personnel. At present the state Department of Public Welfare has two such facilities - Western Geriatric Center at Pittsburgh and South Mountain Geriatric Center in Franklin County. In his proposal for an administration building, Mr. Curtis stressed that the current administrative offices are too small and crowded to accomplish satisfactorily the increasing load of clerical work required by the state. It was suggested that this building would house, on the ground floor, the admission of- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Mothers March Nets $1,000 Despite Cold Despite near zero temperatures and bitting winds, volunteers for the March of Dimes conducted a successful Mothers March in Clearfield Borough and Lawrence Township last night that netted the Clearfield Chapter of the National Foundation more than $1,000. "The March was very successful, " Mrs. Donna Daisher, co-chairman reported this morning. "When all donations are reported, it will probably be one of the best Marches we have had." A total of $1,054 was turned in at the Bell Telephone Company office1 following the house-to-house solicitation. Mrs. Daisher pointed out, however, that this does not represent the final total since some workers in outlying Please Turn to Page l>, Col. 1 maternity building, $750,000; Describing the need for a geriatrics center, Mr. Curtis pointed out that "the problem of caring for the senior citizens is becoming greater and greater each year and especially in this community where we do not have approved rest homes. We feel that we would be doing this community a great service if we could provide a building to take care of at least 100 of this type patient." Approval of the Curtis plan was given by the hospital trustees at their regular board meeting Monday night. Yesterday's meeting between Mr. Curtis and Mr. Forni was the result of a program initiated about eight weeks ago by the Planning Board under which administrators of state health institutions are being interviewed about plans for future expansion and improvement projects. According to Mr. Forni, most of those institutions located in the eastern part of the state have been contacted and as many as possible in the western section will be covered as time permits. Reports on these interviews will then be turned over to the Planning Board. Discussion yesterday touched on the proposed plans for the budget projects and a long-range building program for the hospital, also prepared by Mr, Curtis. Plans for the four projects which appear in capital construction budget were grouped under three headings by Mr. Curtis: the Rehabilitation Building; the Laboratory and X-Ray Building; and the Nursing School Addition. For the rehabilitation center, Mr. Curtis sugcgested a four-level structure, measuring approximately 65 by 200 feet, to be located in front of the laundry. He selected this site because of its nearness to the steam pipes, the sewer and water lines, and the laundry, and explained that carts could be used to transport trays of food from the kitchen in the present building to the center. The administrator proposed that the laboratory and x-ray building be located to the left Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Inside The Progress Classified Ads........12,13 Hints From lleloise ____ 16 Comics .'................. 15 News From Around World 6 Sports............... 10, 11 Obituaries...............14 Hospital News............2 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ......... 3, 16 Today in History.........5 School News ............ 2 Church News ........... 8 AP Special Report ...... 7 More On Income Tax .. 5 County Court's February Term Opens Monday The February term of Clearfield County court opens Monday morning with sessions of the grand jury, selection of jurors for civil cases and the start of the first civil suit. At present nine cases are scheduled for trial during the court term but this number could be reduced if any of the cases are settled before being brought into the courtroom. Prospective jurors called for civil court duty include: Joan W. Ball, Utahville R. D. 2; Arthur Barnhart, Clearfield; Mrs. Mertie Bloom, Madera; Robert L. Bradford, Clearfield; Helen T. Brion, Clearfield; Laura Burchill, Utahville R. D.; Walter Celinski, Weedville R. D. 2. * Joseph Colose, Clearfield; Nellie Cupp, Clearfield; Mrs. Donna Daisher, Clearfield R; D. 1; Mrs. Ann David, Smithmill; Herman Delp, DuBois R. D. 2; Dorothy A. Domanick, Philipsburg R. D.; Arthur E. Dugan, Osceola Mills. Lavina Eckert, Curwensville R. D. 1; Jack L. Fontenoy, Clearfield; Floyd M. Frantz, Troutville; Mrs. Eleanor Graf-fius, Clearfield; Margaret V. Hanson, LeContes Mills; Florence L. Hauck, Curwensville R. D. 1; John E. Hill, Olanta R. D. Walter E. Holes, La Jose; Frederick J. Hurd, Westover; Alexander F. Hussiere, Morris-dale; Bert James, Hawk Run; Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Early Resumption Of In Air Strikes North Hinted By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson has held another, unannounced meeting with key national security advisers to consider ending the lull in the bombing of North Viet Nam targets - a pause he concedes has failed to produce brighter hopes for peace. Although it was said no decision was reached, all evidence pointed toward an early resumption of air strikes against North Viet Nam. Johnson met Thursday night with Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Director William F. Raborn of 4--- the Central Intelligence Agency and Gen, Earle G, Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. ^ It was one of a series of such top-level sessions. The President, it was learned on high authority, has no-doubt in his own mind that the 36-day bombing lull has failed to bring any hopeful response from Hanoi. Moreover, sources said the pause already has lasted much longer than was urged initially by foreign leaders who suggested to Johnson that a temporary halt of air strikes might ew Firm prompt Hanoi to try substituting negotiations for bloodshed. It was learned, too, that Johnson, in considering renewed bombing, has been giving greatest thought to timing and whether to escalate air operations against the North. At the moment, it was understood, the President's principal concern at home was with the more aggressive "hawks" rather than with such influential figures as Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield and Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., chairman of the Senate Foreign Re-Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Installing $100,000 in Equipment Clearfield lant Firemen To Launch Annual Ambulance Membership Drive MADERA - Members of the 4 Madera Volunteer Fire Company are launching their annual ambulance service membership drive this evening with a house-to-house canvass in the area. David Morgan, chairman of the drive, said workers will so-licit homes at Madera, Houtz-dale, Brisbin, Whiteside, Mor-ann, Ginter, Smithmill, Bec-caria, Chesterfield, Glen Hope, McCartney, Twenty, Boardman, Kelly town, Belsena, Oak Ridge, Carnwath, Sanborn, Henderson, Dutchtown, Blackburn, Smoke Run, New Millport, Betz, Ban-Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Bradford Township Firemen Name Owens As First Fire Chief BIGLER - The new B-J-W Fire Company last night appointed Herschel Owens of Big-ler as its first fire chief. Also named were: Ronald Fye of Woodland, first assistant chief; Duane Schenk of Woodland, second assistant; and Alton Shirey of Pine Top, third assistant. All will serve the remainder of this year. It was reported at the meeting that the Bradford Township Supervisors had asked how much hose the company needs for its recently-purchased fire truck. Some 20 men at the meeting discussed possible fund-raising projects and named Clayton Peters chairman of a committee to study division of the township into *ire zones. Governor Sets uirement Session Some $100,000 worth of electrical equipment is being installed in the former silk mill at Clearfield in preparation for the start of work by a new industry - Shortway Products Inc. The firm, a division of Erskine Enterprises Inc. of Emporium, expects to be in operation within about two weeks. Some 200 persons will be employed at the start with a future potential of 400 jobs. *--- Bernard Erskine, president and owner of the parent firm, told The Progress in a telephone interview yesterday that, some employes hired in this area are already being trained in another Erskine plant at Reynolds-ville. Workers at the new plant will be given about 30 days training, he said. Except for one man, John Villiela of Reynoldsville, whom the company will send here to get the plant in operation, all employes will be hired locally, Mr. Erskine said. Most of the workers will be women. Estimated annual payroll for 200 workers will be about $1 million. The firm will take over some 20,000 feet of the 43,000 feet in the Turnpike Avenue plant. Heated electrically and air-conditioned in warm weather, the building will be a far cry from its former condition. The Clearfield Foundation is completing a $235,000 renovation, including a new roof, floor and windows . . . and a paint job. The renovation project is expected to be completed next week. * But Shortway Products already has some of its equipment at the site. J. S. Allen is working at the plant as a resi- Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 4 IF By JACK LYNCH HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Scranton said today he will not call a special session of the legislature to reapportion congressional districts unless there is advance agreement between the two major political parties. "I see no reason for a reen-actment of the reapportionment mess of last year," the governor said at his weekly news conference. "The legislature looked rather sorry by needling and haggling for months and then not being able to reapportion themselves." The state Supreme Court took over the job of legislative reapportionment when the General Assembly failed to reach agreement. Scranton said that by requiring advance agreement before calling a special session he was following the position adopted by former Gov. David L. Lawrence, a Democrat who played a leading roll in bringing the two parties to the bargaining table. Asked if he would play a similar roll in getting meetings started, Scranton said he had made such a suggestion and has been in contact with party leaders. But there has been nothing firm Scranton said it has been suggested, but he didn't say by whom, that House majority leader Joshua Eilberg, D-Fhila-delphia, has been blocking advance agreement because of "personal reasons." Scranton refused^ to discuss what he meant by Eilberg's alleged personal reasons, but it has been reported Eilberg is in- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 MATERIAL FOR THE 1966 CANCER CRUSADE is being shown to key Crusade workers by Clarence C Boyd, Crusade director for the Pennsylvania Division of the American Cancer Society, during a training meeting in the New Dimeling Hotel yesterday. Giving their approval are, left to right: Mrs. Alene Chew, division representative of the ACS; Clearfield County Treasurer Louise Mahaffey, of Mahaf-fey, who will serve as the 1966 Clearfield County Crusade chairman; and at far right, Mrs, Harriet Mahaffey, also of Mahaffey, president of the Clearfield County Unit, ACS, The training session for all Crusade workers was followed by a dinner and a meeting of the unit's board of directors. The dinner featured the first showing to volunteers of a new film demonstrating how the American Cancer Society spends money received through the annual Crusade, (Progress Photo) 14B Filibuster Teams Set For Speechmaking WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican and Southern Democratic Senate filibuster teams settled in today for lengthy speechmaking in their fight to block a union shop measure. Their target is a bill which would repeal the Taft-Hartley Act's section 14B which authorizes states to outlaw union shop contracts. Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield scheduled longer hours, including a Saturday session. So far the bill's opponents Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 2 Mercury To Plung Tonight 5 to 15 Below Reading Forecast; Road Crews Busy A major cold wave gripped the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area today with perhaps the worst to come tonight. Temperatures fell to new seasonal iows across the district. It was six below at Mid-State Airport near Philipsburg and two below at Clearfield. Forecasters warned that temperatures would range generally from 5 to 15 below tonight, plunging even lower in some of the isolated mountain valleys. Winds measured as high as 37 miles per hour at times began raking the district yesterday afternoon and continued through the night. There was considerable drifting of snow, especially on secondary roads, and approximately half of the county's highway maintenance crews were on the job until 5 a. m. today. Some of the drifts were five feet high. No roads were closed but there was one-way traffic on a few rural roads for a while until plows made their passes. A few rural roads were closed, however, in Centre County near Philipsburg. Of the eight counties comprising the State Highway Department's District 2 With headquarters at Clearfield Mifflin County was hardest hit by drifting snow. A large percentage of secondary highways were blocked in that area and additional equipment was sent from Clearfield to help fight the season's latest onslaught. Heavy snow squalls also struck the area Thursday afternoon and created extremely hazardous driving conditions for a while. Men and equipment were back on the job today cindering and salting the" icy spots. Snow plows and graders were widening a number of roads affected most by the drifting snow. Although the winds have diminished, freezing temperatures were expected to keep highways slippery in spots. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A cold front, following in the wake of Wednesday's snow, plunged temperatures down to 10 below zero in some parts of the state Thursday night and the Weather Bureau is forecasting even lower temperatures for Friday night. Western Pennsylvania, spared from most of Wednesday's snow received the brunt of the cold front, with overnight tempera-Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 3 Continued very cold tonight with scattered snow flurries and a chance of a few snow squalls, low 5 to 15 below. Saturday considerable cloudiness and continued cold with chance of light snow. Sunrise 7:26-Sunset 5:25 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. feet (stationary). 5.50 5.50 Clearfield Weather Thursday low 2 below; High 18. Overnight low 2 below. Precipitation ,06 inches. Mid - State Airport Thursday low zero; High 18. Overnight low 6 below. Five - Day Forecast Jan. 29-Feb. 2; Temperatures will average about 12 to 16 degrees below the normal highs of 34 to 37 and low of 20. Bitter cold weather will prevail through the period, with only minor day-to-day temperature changes. Precipitation will average about one-eighth of an Inch melted as snow flurries, mainly In the jxprih portion on most days of the period.