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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 5, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle The world is full of willing people. Some are willing to work; others are willing to let them. Reader's Tip The draft system is discussed in 'The World Today' on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 157 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, July 5, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 32 PAGES TODAY Clearfield Gets 1.62 Inches of Rain... Storm Brings Welcome Relief From Heat Wave Thunderstorms rolled over sections of the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area during the night bringing welcome relief from the current heat wave. District farmers, faced with their fifth consecutive drought year, also benefited as did wafer supplies which had been receding gradually over the past sev----�- eral days. Eleven Injured In Weekend Road Mishaps Eleven persons were injured, none seriously, in 11 traffic accidents in Clearfield County and the Moshannon Valley over the long Fourth of July weekend. Neighboring Jefferson County meanwhile chalked up one of the Commonwealth's 30 weekend fatalities when a 55-year-old Rossiter R. D. 1 man was killed in a two-truck collision on Route 236 near District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 344 Injured .............. 2(14 Damages ........ $219,820 Deaths ................ It Deaths Elsewhere ..... 1 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 345 Injured .............. 245 Damages ........ $232,657 Deaths ................. 8 Deaths Elsewhere ..... 1 Cloe late Sunday night. The victim, Charles A. States, was pronounced dead on arrival in the Adrian Hospital at Punxsutawney. He suffered a puncture wound above the left eye. State police at Troop "C" Headquarters at Punxsutawney said States' truck sideswiped another truck and then rolled over. The victim was thrown from the truck. The operator of the other vehicle, William E. Mahan, 38, also of Rossiter R. D. 1, escaped injury. Damage to his truck was estimated at $35 and to Stales' at $250. Five persons suffered minor injuries Saturday at 5 p. m. when an automobile operated by Leonard P. Weld, 32, of Philipsburg R. D., went through a stop sign at the One Mile Run intersection with Route 504 and into the path of a station wagon operated by Robert J. Wargo, 33, of Hatboro. Neither driver was injured but Mrs. Louise Wargo and the four Wargo children - Terry, 11, Cathy, 8; Lisa, 5; and Jeffrey. 4 - were treated in the nV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Philipsburg Stale General Hos- The worst Fourth of July pital and released. traffic fatality toll on record Damage to the Wargo vehicle was reached over this holiday was-�eLjU,-$300 and to the Weld weekend. car at $250. With last-minute figures corn- Two young men were injured ing in slowly today, the toll Saturday at 6:30 p. m. in a stood at 559 traffic deaths on motorcycle accident on Route the nation's highways to surpass 504 six miles east of Philipsburg. in a three-day period the four-Gregory A. Lobb, 20, of Chester day record set in 1963. Hill, is listed as fairly good to- Drownings with 208 were flay in the Philipsburg State sharply higher than last year's General Hospital. James San- figure of 114 Clearfield, which measured only .45 of an inch of rain for the entire month of June, received 1.62 inches while 1.58 inches was recorded at the Curwensville Dam. Three-quarters of an inch fell at Mid-State Airport near Philipsburg. according to the Federal Aviation Agency there. In other sections of the district, precipitation generally was spotty. DuBois reported only a brief shower. On some farms, the rain offered hope for a second cutting of hay. It also was expected to aid considerably the growth of corn and oats which had been retarded by the dry weather. Today's storm system was similar to a front which passed through the area a week ago, dropping only five-hundredths of an inch in the Clearfield area while Harmony measured a half-inch and Berwinsdale three-quarters of an inch. Inside The Progress Jk  \ ML M Er- nd ^ & pharmacist since 1947 upon grad- Work Session Set "a>.ion, frt�T the Phuadeiphi. School of Pharmacy. He was For COUnty Fair graduated from Philipsburg Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Grassflat Thursday High School in 1937 The first work session to pre The fjrm was originally lncat- pare the Clearfield Driving Park ecj on Pjne street before being for the 1966 Clearfield County m0ved to its present location at Fair, Aug. 1-6, will be held to- the corner of Front and Pine night. streets. The building, which was Clearfield Fire Chief Edwin constructed by Mr. Ibberson, Hallstrom has asked all fire- has been sold to Moshannon men to report at the park at Lodge No. 391, Free and Ac- 6 p. m. cepted Masons. GRASSFLAT - The Cooper Township P-TA will sponsor a Bloodmobile visit in the Grass-flat Grange Hall Thursday from 2 to 6 p. m. Mrs. Foster Duck, P-TA president, said that a quota of 85 pints has been set. Although resident of the area are being contacted for donor appointments, walk-in donors will be welcome, she said. A canteen will be operated under the sponsorship of the P-TA. Taxpayers Reminded Of Discount Deadline Clearfield Borough and Lawrence Township taxpayers are reminded that they can save money if they pay their 1966 taxes before Saturday, July 9. On that date the discount period ends for Clearfield Borough per capita and for county and borough real estate taxes and for Lawrence Township county and township real estate taxes. On Saturday. Clearfield Borough Tax Collector James F. Kerr will mail out school district per capita and real estate tax statements and Lawrence Township Collec tor George Owens will mail those for school district real estate and per capita for both the school district and the township. President Stays At Ranch; Keeps 'Em Guessing SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) - F resident Johnson continues a holiday stay at his ranch today playing one of the games he seems to enjoy best: keeping 'em guessing. Johnson, more secretive about travel plans than any president in memory, was saying not a word about his eventual return to the White House. Guesses, admittedly uneducated, ranged from tonight to next Monday. The President flew to his ranch home, some 60 miles north of here, last Thursday after making speeches concerning Viet Nam in Omaha and Des Moines. He ordered an exhaustive study of the military draft Saturday and, on the Fourth of July, signed a freedom of information bill designed to build into federal law the con. Please Turn to Page 8. Col. 1 ;