Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 1, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Clearfield Economy Days Sale in Full Swing Today's Chuckle Censors: People who inhibit the earth. Reader's Tip The weather is reviewed and pre\iewed on Page 2. Vol. 60 - No. 155 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, July 1, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY Johnson Serves Notice Anew on Hanoi DES MOINES. Iowa (AP) - President Johnson has served notice on Hanoi that the United Slates is in Viet Nam to stay - until an honorable peace can be negotiated. And as long as Communist leaders refuse to talk peace. Johnson warned. U.S. air raids will continue in North Viet Nam. "Let me be absolutely clear," the President (old a $100-a-pla(e Democratic dinner Thursday night. "I want the leaders of North Viet Nam to know exactly where we stand." "We would rather reason than fight," he said. "We are using ou" power in Viet Nam because the Communists have given us no other choice." Johnson climaxed a fast-paced tour Thursday of Nebraska and Iowa - a trip with heavy political overtones - by asserting that this country has never run from its duty nor skipped out on an ally, and does not intend to start now. Vowing that as long as he is President "we will stand firm." Johnson said as long as the North Vietnamese "persist in their aggression against South Viet Nam, we will resist that aggression. "As long as they carry on the war, we will persevere. They cannot wear us down. And they cannot escape paying a very high price for lheir aggression." If the North Vietnamese leaders "will only let me know when and where they would like to ask us directly what can be done to bring peace to South Viet Nam," Johnson said, "I will have my closest and most trusted associates there in a matter of hours. "There need be no agenda," the President added. "There need be no previous understanding of what will and wil. not be discussed. There need be nn commitments on either side. There need only be a room and a table and people willing to talk respectfully." "This is the one way to slop the fighting," Johnson said. "II is one way to end the killing in the South and the bombing in the North." In other Viet Nam developments Thursday: The United States told the U.N. Security Council of the bombings of the oil facilities near Hanoi and Haiphong and said '.he attacks were necessary to slow down Red nilitary infiltration. U.N. Ambassador Arthur J. Goldberg again repeated the U.S. proposal that the Geneva conference be reconvened "to reaffirm and revitalize the Geneva agreement of 1954 and About 36 Quakers staged a silent sit-in in the Senate gallery to protest Congress' adjournment for the July 4th holiday at what they said is a time of crisis in Viet Nam. Police arrested six men and six women who refused to leave more than two hours after the Senate adjourned. The President, in speeches here and in Omaha, expressed in stronger terms 'Jian ever before his own determination to persist and prevail in Viet Nam. He reminded both audiences in impromptu statements that 44 states voted for him two vears ago and that he and he alone "has the horrifying, terrifying duty of ma! ing the final decision." The President argued that those who challenge his determination are encouraging the Communists to "hold out a little bit longer." "In Hanoi tonight arc men who believe they have more patience in the bank than we do," Johnson told the Democrats. "They read our polls. They listen to our debates and they say to themselves: 'If we only wait long enough.' " Besides the speeches here and in Omaha, the President visited two Iowa farms and inspected a harge at Omaha carrying the 5 - millionth ton of American wheat to India. A part of his speech in the capital of this corn belt slate was devoted to assuring farmers that their net income and purchasing power has risen sharply since the Democrats took office in 1961. He called it "a successful farm policy unparalleled in the world." After the speech here, the President and wife Lady Bird flew to the Johnsons' Texas ranch for the July .th weekend. They were joined there by daughter Luci and her fiancee, Pat Nugent. farmers feeling Pinch .. Fifth Drought Beginning To Take Toll in District Another summer drought - the fifth in a row - is beginning to take its toll in Clearfield County and the Moshannon Valley. It's the same old story, a woesome tale of dwindling water supplies, stunted farm crops and general discomfort as day after rainless day the searing heat continues. Pastures ordinarily relied upon for grazing this time of year have dried up and many farmers already have had to resort to feeding cattle hay. The first cutting of hay has essentially been completed on county farms, but County Farm Agent Homer Mazer said moisture is needed to start the second growth and it is questionable, with continued dry weather, whether there will be a second cutting this year. Dry .weather has retarded considerably the growth of corn and oats. However, a lttle bit of rain could cause these crops to snap back quite quickly. Less than a half-inch of rain was recorded in the Clearfield area for the whole month of June. Other parts of the county fared a little better. Only five-hundredths of an inch of rain fell in the Clearfield area last Tuesday evening, while a half inch was measured in the Harmony area and three-quarters of an inch in the Ber-winsdale area. At Curwensville, the town's two reservoirs are down somewhat and the situation is being watched closely. However, a Irvona Woman Hits on Weather An Irvona woman today was announced as the winner of a $20 first prize in the June Temperature Contest sponsored by The Progress. She is Mary McCully, while second prize of $10 goes to a Frenchville resident, Darlene Griffith. Both came, closest to guessing what the warmest day of June would be. On June 22 the mercury rose to a blistering 104 degrees in late afternoon. Both winners predicted that June 22 would be the warmest, A Soldier Looks At The Other War The Public Works Program Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 For 19 Million Americons... Patients Make Medicare Program No Rush at Two Goes Into Effect Area Hospitals By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON (AP) - The massive medicare program providing hospital insurance for all 19 million of the nation's senior citizens went into effect today, hailed by President Johnson as "a blessing for older Americans." Swinging into operation with the program was an optional doctor-bill insurance plan for which 17.3 million elected to pay $3 a month. The two programs were brought into being at 12:01 a.m. in one of the biggest operations ir. medical history. Doctors and patients reserved any prognosis, but the President pronounced it a success in advance. He called it "a test of our willingness to work together." By Public Health Service count. 6,714 institutions - or 91 per cent, of all the country's 7.-374 general hospitals with roughly 93 per cent of the beds - opened their doors for the insured care of any American aged 65 or over. The nonparticipating hospitals were mainly in the South. Most were barred from medicare payments by their failure to comply with the no racial discrimination provision^ of the Civil Rights Act. To make extra sure that no one dies for want of access to a participating hospital, the gov- Plcase Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Clear and continued warm through Saturday. Low tonight 55 to 65. Medicare Questions, Answers WASHINGTON (AP) - Here" are answers to some of the questions most frequently asked about medicare, starting today for all Americans 65 and older: Q. If the hospital 1 choose is overcrowded, . does medicae guarantee me a bed? A. No. Medicare just helps pay the bill. Q. If I have to go back into the hospital two or more times, do I pay the $40 "deductible" each time? A. No. You pay just the first S40 of hospital charges in each "spell of illness." Q. What's a "spell of illness." A. To medicare it's a period of time, not an ailment. It starts the day you enter a hospital. It ends 60 days after your discharge from the hospital. Or from a nursing home - after next Jan. 1, medicare will provide posthospital convalescent care in nursing homes for those needing it. Q. Suppose I go back to the hospital for a different sick- Mcdicarc eligibles didn't rush to the Clearfield Hospital today - a good number of them were already there. Hospital Administrator Paul Loubris said this morning, on the first day of Medicare's activation, that no new patients were admitted today under the federal health program. However, he added, 40 patients who had been admitted prior to today automatically qualified as Medicare patients. The 40, said Mr. Loubris, represent one-third of the 120 adult patients currently in the hospital. At the Philipsburg State General Hospital, Administrator Perry Curtis reported one Medi- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Weather Aids Economy Days Promotion Economy Days at Clearfield is in full swing. The three-day sales promotion sponsored by the Clearfield Merchants Association will end tomorrow. Stores will remain open until 9 o'clock tonight. As an added attraction more than $300 in script money will be awarded. Ideal weather has greeted the many thrifty shoppers who are taking advantage of this pre-Fourth of July savings bonanza. (Editor's Note: This is the third in a random scries of articles by Capt. Robert M. Sheriff of Chester Hill on his observations as a U. S. Army advisor in South Viet Nam. In this article he discusses the war waged for public works projects. Capt. Sheriff is currently at home for a 30-day leave due to the death of his brother, the Rev. Harold Sheriff, his wife and daughter in an airplane crash. Readers who wish to ask questions of the captain on Viet Nam may address them to him in care of The Progress, Clearfield.) Woodland Pastor Transferred To Huntingdon WOODLAND - The Rev. Mr. Harrison Price, pastor of the Woodland EUB charge for the past eight years, has been transferred to the EUB church at Huntingdon, it was announced by Dr. Clyde W. Deitrich, conference superintendent at Johnstown. He will deliver his first sermon in the Huntingdon church this Sunday and will move his family to Huntingdon sometime next week. A successor to the Rev. Mr. Price will be announced later this month. He is a native of West Decatur and formerly served Lawrence Planners Act on Road Spray, Trash Disposal, Fish The Lawrence Township Planning Commission voted last night to draft a letter to Stanton C. Funk, State Department of Highways District 2 engineer, protesting the use of vegetation-killing spray along roadways in the township, The occasion was a regular meeting of the Commission, held in the Lawrence Township office. The group also proposed that the Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors consider t h e possibility of establishing a landfill trash disposal installation and will ask that the Clearfield Borough-Lawrence Towns h i p By Capt. Robert M. Sheriff AN KHE, South Viet Nam (Special to The Progress) - Human progress : is measured in many ways, i In our country it becomes an accumulati o n y o f scientific, ' technical and \ social advance m e n t. We have learned through experience that there are always bigger and better things in life and many of the accomplishments within the United States would leave the most noble Vietnamese" peasant standing in awe were he there. In the Republic of South Viet Nam progress is important but in relation to the United States the building of a bridge about 200 meters (over 200 yards) long is in direct proportion to our larger bridges in New York and Pennsylvania. The Vietnamese would consider this a major Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 NEW AND OLD BRIDGES - A new bridge at An Khe is in the background with the old bridge in the foreground. Due to heavy military traffic the old bridge was not strong enough to support the loads being transported on Route 19 from Qui Nhon to Pleiku. Another Oil Depot Hit By Bombs Storage Area North Of Hanoi Is Latest Target of Americans fly ANDREW BOROWIEC SAIGON. South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. pilots smashed another North Vietnamese fuel depot today as they continued the air campaign to keep fuel from the tanks of trucks hauling men and supplies to the Communists in South Viet Nam. A U.S. spokesman said Navy pilots put all their bombs "right on the target area" in an attack on the Dong Nham storage depot 15 miles northwest of Haiphong. He said it contained an estimated 14,000 metric tons of fuel. On the ground, American infantrymen pushed a badly battered Vict Cong unit back toward the Cambodian border after an ambush that backfired on the enemy 60 miles north- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 FOR THE CHILDREN - This is a new six-room school completed at An Khe last month. Construction of the grade school was a "self-help" project built with materials supplied by the U. S. Turley Relieved As Head CHS Football Coach Clearfield School District officials announced today that Donald R. Turley has been relieved of his football coaching duties, effective immediately. Mr. Turley has served as head football coach since the 1964-65 school term, coming to Clearfield from Philo, Ohio. He is also driver education teacher. Superintendent of Schools EI-wood L. Rohrbaugh, in making the announcement for the Clearfield District School Board, said that Mr. Turley's successor as coach will be named later. Please Turn to Page 6, Col, 6 5 Chilean Scouts Recreat ion Sites, Boy on Bicycle Start Journey Area Celebrations Is Injured In To Area Sunday To Draw Crowds Road Mishap Hot Weather Brings 1,175 People to Pool The continuing warm and humid spell and 103-degree temperatures brought 1,175 people to the Clearfield community swimming pool yesterday. Pool Manager Robert Shearer today urged swimmers to take greater care against misplacing items at the pool. He si.id a large amount of lost items is unclaimed, many of the items Five Boy Scouts will step into an airplane at Santiago, Chile, this weekend to start a journey that will bring them to the Buck-tail Scout Council area of Clearfield, Centre, Elk and Jefferson counties for a month's visit and an opportunity to learn about the American Way of Life. Travelling by Lan-Chile jetair-liner, they will land at Miami, Fla., International Airport Sunday about 9 p. m. They will be met by Donald R. Branstetter of Philipsburg, representing the Sunrise 5:44-Sunset 8:48 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 5 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Thursday low 60; High 103. Overnight low 62. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 56; High 85. Overnight low 49. Five - Day Forecast July 2-6: Rather warm weather will continue through next Wednesday, with the temperature averaging about eight degrees above the normal highs of 80 to 83 and lows of 60 to 62. Precipitation will average about one-quarter of an inch as scattered showers or thundershowers about Tuesday or Wednesday. Strange Renamed Murder Warrant Sought... President Of Community Action William W. Strange of Mor-risdale was elected to a second one-year term as president of Community Action in Clearfield County, Inc., at a reorganiza-tional meeting Tuesday. Other officers names, all reelected are: Philip Kearns, Du-Bois, vice president; Richard C. Payton, Clearfield, secretary; and the Rev. H, Lee Hebel, Frenchville, treasurer. Mr. Strange submitted a progress report covering the period from Nov. 15, 1965 to May 31, 1966. He said that county expenditures for the period were just $997. The federal share of approved projects was $178,157. Mr. Strange pointed out that for every ten cents of county funds, $18 were derived from the federal government. Tragedy Is Duplicated At Rural Maine Home FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) - Three young children were found drowned in their rural home Thursday, in what was almost a duplication of a tragedy 12 years ago when their mother was committed in the drowning of her first three children. Police said they would seek a murder warrant today against the mother, Con- - stance Fisher, 37. The bodies were found by the father, Carl Fisher, 45, when he came home from work. In ,.;,_j , . , .. , n. u u u u gamed consciousness. A hospita March 1954, he ha( come home r,,i,�,c^,� u j " Mrs. Fisher was taken to Thayer Hospital in Waterville Thursday night, where she re- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 from work, from the same job, to find the first three children dead. Both times he found his wife unconscious. The first time the children were 6 years, 4 years, and 11 months old. This time, the children were 6 years, 4 years and 9 months old. spokesman said she appeared to be in good condition. She was under police guard. Police Chief Frederick Gould said three pill boxes were found empty Thursday. He said Mrs. Fisher had taken an overdose of medication. He also said a note Count/ Council Preparing Three More Brochures DUBOIS - The Clearfield County Development Council is progressing on plans for three more tourist brochures for this year. At a meeting here last night it was reported that final details are being worked out for folders on the County Historical Society museum, the covered bridge at McGees Mills and an overall county brochure. Also discussed was the possibility of printing a special brochure on hunting and fishing in the county. It was reported that 15,000 copies of the Council's annual Laurel Tour were mailed last month through Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Some 200 requests for brochures were received as a result of newspaper Overflow crowds are expected at the major recreational facilities in the area over the Fourth of July holiday as residents of Clearfield and surrounding communities take advantage of the holiday week-end. The holiday will also be marked by various celebrations in towns throughout the Moshannon Valley. Included among these are an amoteur show and Miss Jaycees contest at Clearfield, the fireman's celebration at Osceola Mills and a gigantic air show at - Mid - State Airport. At Prince Gallitzin State Park, an estimated 50,000 persons jammed the park last Sunday, with a far greater number anticipated over July 4. Ray Martz, superintendent at the park, reported that a record number of 1,312 boats were on the lake Sunday. The Curwensville Dam and state parks at Black Moshan- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Activity Changes from Business To fun Monday Family gatherings and planned celebrations throughout the area will be the order of the non, Parker Dam and Elliott da>' Monday as residents of the Park will also come in for their Clearfield County - Moshannon share of summer activity. Valley area celebrate Independ- At Clearfield, the Jaycees will Tce Day. sponsor an amateur show and County, state and federal of-Miss Jaycees contest, beginning fires will be closed Saturday at 7 p. m. Monday in the Driv- and Monday, while banks and ing Park. The amateur show is most stores will be shut down strictly for non-professionals, just for the holiday, with no age limit. Trophies will There will be no edition of be given to the first three place The Progress on Monday. The winners in two classes, soloist Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw - , , Public Library at Clearfield Please Turn to Page 15, Col. 3 wil, ,,s0 be dosed all dav Mon. day. Regular holiday schedules will prevail at post offices in the area. There will be no city or rural delivery; however, special delivery and perishable mail will be delivered. Mai) will be received and dispatched on holiday schedule. There will be no window service Monday. Lobby hours for the major post offices are: Clearfield, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Curwensville, 9 to 11 a. m.; Philipsburg 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A young boy was injured and property damage totaled $6,400 in four accidents in the Clear-field-Philipsburg areas yesterday. A 6-ycar-old bicyclist, Bryan Lynn Snnes of Morrisdale R. D., was injured yesterday afternoon when he collided with a car. He was taken to the Philipsburg State General Hospital by a passing motorist, and his condition at the hospital today is listed as fair. He suffered bruises and brush burns. State Police reported the boy rode his bicycle from a private Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Inside The Progress Classified Ads 16, 17, 18 Hints From Heloise.....7 Comics 19 New* From Around World 2 Sports ............ 12, 13 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News........ 18 Editorial, Columns . 4 Social News ......... 10, 20 Church News ........ 14, 15 C..1. Guide Series Finale 3 A Report on Relief ...... 11 Clearfield flowers Wilting in the Heat The heal has apparently been getting everybody down, including the petunias in downtown Clearfield. A Clearfield businessman called The Progress yesterday to note that the decorative flowers on parking meters in front of Clearfield stores are wilting under the strain of the heat wave. The businessman suggested that every store appoint one employe to the task of caring for the shrinking flowers. He said that a little water every day will keep the flowers looking bright, which might bring a little heat relief to downtown shoppers.