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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 6, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Money may not buy happiness, but it sure helps you look for it in interesting places. Reader's Tip The baseball world is talking about Pittsburgh rookie, turn to Page IS. Vol. 60 - No. 158 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, July 6, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Johnson Optimistic Over Viet War Initiative Medicare Still Ours, Says Going Smoothly Humphrey In This Area Governors Told U. S. Must Fight Until Aggression Stops By JACK BELL LOS ANGELES (API - Vice 'resident Hubert H. Humphrey .old the nation's governors today that the United States has he initiative in Viet Nam and must stay and fight there until it has stopped the aggression from the North. The vice president, in a prepared address to the 58th annual Governors Conference, said that because of a series of "smashing defeats" to the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong, the initiative in the conflict clearly "has shifted to the allied forces." The governors are considering a resolution in support of President Johnson's Southeast Asia policy. As a representative of the President, who canceled a visit to the conference session, Humphrey launched a defense in depth of the President's course in a war most of the governors said the people want ended quickly. Humphrey said the nation is faced with only two options - to stay and fight in Viet Nam or to get out. He said withdrawal would only encourage further Communist aggression in Asia and would jeopardize the integrity of independent nations in that part of the world. "There are those who suggest As the first week of Medicare draws to a close, area hospitals continue to report everything going smoothly under the new health insurance program for the elderly. There has been no noticeable squeeze on facilities at either the Clearfield Hospital or the Philipsburg State General Hospital, according to administrators Paul E. Loubris and Perry Curtis. But there are some problems. Mr. Loubris said that the biggest problem he has noticed is that people who seek admittance to the hospital under the federal plan do not present their Medicare cards when they arrive. "They think the government is paying everything," Mr. Loubris said, "and they get angry when they find they have to pay the $40 fee." The administrator pointed out that admittance, which must still be advised by a doctor, involves the use of the new health insurance cards circulated by the government. He said cards for previous health insurance programs; such as Blue Cross, are not valid for persons over 65 to be admitted under Medicare. And the Medicare cards are necessary so the hospital has the number of the person to file with the government, Mr. Loubris added. "People tend to read into a law what they want to read into it," Mr. Loubris said, "and then they don't believe us when we fell them they have to have their cards or pay the fees." But, he reported, there has been no excess of patients at the hospital in the first five days of the Medicare program. There are still about 40 patients, or one-thrid of the total hospital Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 At Philipsburg ... Council Wants Rt. 80 Interchange Renamed PHILIPSBURG - Philipsburg Borough Council last night approved a suggestion that efforts be made to have the Keystone Shortway Kylertown Interchange redesignated as the "Kylertown-Philipsburg Interchange." Mrs. Dorothy Rickard, Third Ward councilwoman, in that we should stay, but be quiet Presentina ,he proposal, pointed out that Philipsburg is about it - thai we should fi<*hl *ne larges* municipality in the area, that it is shown clearly but not vigorously," he said. "I on all maps, and that Routes 322, 350 and 53 meet - here. am not sure whether they fully support a half war or give halfway support to a full war. "I say that we must stay and fight and work in South Viet Nam until we have achieved our objective - the halt of aggres- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 I Thundershowers today ending this evening or late tonight and turning cooler, low 60 to 65. Thursday fair and a little cooler. Sunrise 5:47-Sunset 8:47 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m (stationary). p. m. - 5 - 5 feet Philipsburg Stores Plan Sidewalk Sales Event for July 29-30 PHILIPSBURG - Members of P.A.M. (Philipsburg Aggressive Merchants) last night made plans for a sidewalk sales promotion to be held Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30. Thomas Sellers Jr. is chairman of the sidewalk sales committee' comprised of A. B. Adel-raan, Donald Kephart, James McNeish, Karl Link and Albert Ziff. Hope was experesed during the meeting that the new municipal parking lot on Second Street will be ready for use by the lime of the sales promotion. Construction work is now under way on the parking lot. President Orville B. Shugarts said dues statements for the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 82. Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 64; High 2. Overnight low 64. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 61; High 76. Overnight low 57. Five - Day Forecast July 7-11: A little cooler, with temperatures averaging near the normal highs of 80 to 83 and lows of 61 to 62. Showers about Friday and again Sunday or Monday will average �one-half inch to one inch. Wallaceton Authority Reminds Customers Of Tap Fee Deadline WALLACETON - Members of the Wallaceton Municipal Au-thorily held a special meeting last night and reminded residents that tomorrow is the deadline for the payment of the $100 water tap fees. The fee may be paid to Mrs. Jean Bordas, the secretary, or to any member of the authority: Chairman Bruce Shaw Sr.. Ar-dell Hamer, Joseph Dixon, Stewart Mason or Donald Bordas. It was noted that approximate- Mayor Clifford A. Johnston again cited the need for a youth center and support for such a program was voiced by a number of the councilmen. Councilman Octavius Catherine recommended that Council give thought to the full development and improvement of the Cold Stream recreational area and as the site of year-round recreational activities. In other matters, Council voted authorization for the borrowing of $2,500 to meet current monthly operating expenses. It was noted that the borough already has borrowed $32,000 on tax anticipation loans. A bill from the Flood Control Commission requesting the borough's second payment of $3,-333.33 was tabled for the present and a letter was directed sent to the commission expressing concern over a problem faced by a local industry as the result of the proposed improvements. Three bids submitted by area firms for a new police car were opened and referred to the Police Committee for further study. President Gordon T. Gibson named Robert Mitchell as chairman of the Public Works Committee succeeding the late Fred Gieseke. Mr. Catherine had served as temporary chairman. Council noted that the Hope Fire Company's new Mack die-sel truck had been delivered and made appearances Monday in the Osceola Mills and State Col- Please Turn to Page.2, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Ponders Data from Truax ... Shafer s Reply Awaited On Campaign Spending By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer has the next move in the debate over a recommendation by Milton Shapp that the two gubernatorial candidates agree to a ceiling on campaign spending and stick to it. Shafer, the Republican nominee, reportedly was considering his reply to Shapp, his Democratic opponent, after receiving a memorandum on the proposal Tuesday from GOP State Chairman Craig -_____- Morris Twp. Firemen To Pay Off Debt MORRISDALE - Members of the Morris Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 have voted to pay off a debt of $1,300 on the fire hall. The fire hall was purchased 10 years ago from the late Robert Bailey and the company has been making payments on the purchase since that time. The company also owns a pumper, a tanker and a squad car. All are free of debt. Funds from a recent bazaar and from the quarter coin cards will be used to pay off the hall debt. President Barry Lewis and Fire Chief William Kyler said that the company is appreciative of public support. Truax. The lieutenant governor told Shapp last week that he would answer the suggestion in detail once he received Truax's report. Truax told Shafer that his private contacts in the advertising industry have supplied him with information that projects a "6.3 million expenditure by Shapp in the fall campaign. "I must solemnly warn you .hat unless there is unprecedented broadbased public fi- Winning Tickets For Economy Days Listed Winning coupons in last weekend's Economy Days Sale at Clearfield have been announced. Persons holding the following coupons must pick up their script awards in the Chamber nancial support for your campaign, we cannot hope to even closely approach his spending," Truax wrote. This brought a response from Joseph Napolitan, Shapp's cam- paign manager, that the Repub- of Commerce office b Jul 20. hcans apparently were beg- ranaemenf SatlS'aCl�ry 3^^- 236871, 234491, 'The issue is clear," Napoli- gJJJ. JJE SSJt X5o of?iceSai"Mfrn Sn^wtt^n S SS," S M.lton Shapp wants an ^ Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 409999, 140671. Inside The. Progress Classified/Ads .;,........ 21 Hints From Heloise......6 Comics............... 23 News From Around World 2 Sports ............... lfi, 17 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ....... 7, 20 Editorial, Columns ....... 4 School News .......... 3, 18 Church News . ......... 12 More on Viet Nam ... 14, 20 Capf. Sheriff Tells Kiwanis Of Bombings As a ground soldier, I am elated that our planes have bombed the oil depots at Hanoi and Haiphong, Captain Robert M. Sheriff, combat veteran of South Viet Nam and a native of Chester Hill, told Clearfield Kiwanians last night. I realize there are political and other high level implications involved in carrying the war to Hanoi and Haiphong, the captain said, but I am sure the bombings raised the morale of the American ground soldiers in South Viet Nam 10 points or more. Had I been in Viet Nam this past week I think I would have raised our flag up and down the flagpole several times to show my delight. Capt. Sheriff, home on emergency leave, told the Clearfield service club at its regular weekly dinner meeting in the New Dimeling Hotel that "it is extremely essential for us to be in South Viet Nam. First, it is in our own national interest to contain communism on the con-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Operation ESTAK Launched With Initial Gifts Four men who wanted to be the first to contribute launched The Progress-WCPA campaign for funds for Operation ESTAK yesterday. The four were The Progress Pressroom crew. Their contributions came in even before yesterday's story announcing the campaign had been set into type. Operation ESTAK is a campaign to provide Educational Supplies to An Khe in South Viet Nam where Capt. Robert M. Sherrif of Chester Hill plans to school some 800 Vietnamese Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 POINTING THE WAY - These signs were erected recently by the Coalport Chamber of Commerce directing motorists over Route 53 to Glendale Lake at Prince Gallitzin State Park as a means of promoting the B-C-l area. Displaying the signs are the Rev, J. Robert Singleton, at left, and W, Dean Miles. (Progress Photo) Smith, St'me Elected Too ... Dr. Turchick Named Glendale Principa COALPORT - Dr. Edward B. Turchick was elected supervising principal, John F. Smith senior high principal and Calvin B. Stine elementary principal of the Glendale School District at a special executive meeting here June 14. The minutes of that meeting were approved at last night's regular meeting of the Glendale Board of Education. However, these three men have not yet accepted the new positions.   * In other action, the school board decided that the district will be divided into three sub-districts and each sub-district will be entitled to three representatives on the Board of Education. The three districts are R e a d e Township, Beccaria Township, and Coalport and Ir-vona boroughs and White Township. Solicitor J. Paul Frantz Jr. was authorized to determine the legal disbursement of funds from the ESEA Title I allocation for the summer education program. The board accepted three resignations: Mrs. Dorothy Nevling as a member of the Board of Education, effective immediately; Two Injured In Road Crash Hear Clearfield Two persons were slightly injured in a two-car collision last evening on Route 322 two miles east of Clearfield. The accident was one of four in the district. Slate police said Christine H. Cutler. 28, of Clearfield, was headed east and stopped her car to make a left turn. The driver behind her, Wilma A. Hart, 37, of Mineral Springs, was unable to stop and hit the rear of the Cutler car. Naomi Osewalt, 37, of Mineral Springs, a passenger in the Hart car, and Herb Coulter, 68, of Clearfield R. D. 2, a passenger in the Cutler car, both complained of minor injuries but Pleas? Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Dr. Edward B. Turchick Chilean Scouts Heading For District Visit CHILEAN BOY SCOUTS who will visit the Bucktail Council during July receive photo scrapbooks and American flags from Donald R. Branstetter of Philipsburg on their arrival at Miami International Airport Sunday night. Mr. Branstetter is driving the five Scouts northward this week and the group is expected to arrive at Camp Mountain Run Friday. The Scouts flew from their homes at Santiago, Chile, Sunday. Coalport Councilmen 27,285 Visited Approve Hiring Of CwwensvilkDaitt Additional Policeman COALPORT - Coalport Borough Council last night, on the recommendation of Mayor J. Wilson Laing Jr., approved the hiring of an additional policeman for the borough. In the absence of the president, Roy Hahn, the meeting was presided over by Joseph Byers, who reported that a new submersible pump has been received and will soon be installed at the pump house. Along with During June CURWENSVILLE - A total of 27,285 people visited the Curwensville Dam during the month of June, according to figures of the State Department of Forests and Waters. The total included 2,000 picnickers, 5,085 boaters and 20,200 sightseers. The attendance figures are considered to be impressive in The Bucktail Scout Council's "Operation Amigos Santiago" got off to a happy start Sunday when five Chilean Boy Scouts arrived at Miami International Airport from Santiago for a month's visit in the Clearfield-Centre-Elk-Jefferson c o u nties area. The South American visitors were met by Ray S. Walker of Bigler, past president of the Bucktail Council, and Donald R. Branstetter, who presented them with photo scrapbooks to be kept during their slay here and with American flags. Monday the five boys started north by automobile with Mr. Branstetter. En route to this area, the Chilean Scouts will have an opportunity to do considerable sightseeing as they travel along Route 1. they are expected to arrive at the Bucktail Council's Camp Mountain Run about Friday. The Scout delegation is headed by Cyril Christensen, who despite his name is a full Chilean. Cyril, who replaced Juan Plaza who was unable to make the trip, is an 18-year-old freshman at the Universidad de Chile, scoutmaster at Saint George's College (high school), and speaks fluent English. Other Scouts, all members of drought a troop sponsored by the Semin- (J. 5. Planes Dodge Missiles In Viet Skies By ROBERT Tt'CKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - American warplanes dodged a heavy onslaught of Soviet-made missiles over North Viet Nam's Red River Valley Tuesday during one of the heaviest raiding days of the war. The U.S. military command announced at a briefing today that 27 to 29 surface-to-air missiles had been fired at U.S. planes. A few hours later, how ever, official spokesman reported there may have been some duplicate sightings in the accounts from pilots. The spokesmen said it probably would be at least 12 hours before intelligence reports could be sorted out and a definite figure established. The original announcement said it had been the largest number of missiles fired in a single day since the beginning of the air war and despite the confusion later, it obviously represented a day of heavy missile activity. The largest number of missiles sighted previously was On Way To Solving Problem' Adds Communists Know They Can Not Win Military Victory By FRANK CORMIER JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (AP) - President Johnson, declaring the Communists know they cannot win a military victory in Viet Nam, has voiced optimism that "we are on the way" to solving the Vietnamese problem. Johnson planned a series of Viet Nam conferences at his ranch home near here tonight, summoning Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. roving Ambassador W. Averell Harriman and other military and diplomatic advisers for an overnight business visit. The President expressed an optimistic view of the war during a news conference Tuesday on the front lawn of his ranch - a session preceded by a barbecue buffet lunch served by Mrs. Johnson and daughter Luci. Taking the wraps off a top secret message from the Pentagon, Johnson cited estimates that stepped-up bombing raids on the Hanoi-Haiphong area have wiped out 57 per cent of North Viet Nam's petroleum storage facilities. He said 87 per cent of all storage capacity has been hit during the raids that began last week. Other conference highlights: -Discussing racial problems, Johnson indirectly chided militant Negro leaders by asserting: "We are not interested in black power and we are not interested in white power, but we are interested in American democratic power, with a small 'd.' " Some militants have raised "black power" ar a battle cry. -Turning to politics, the President said "as time permits, I will be traveling throughout the country" in the four months between now and the November elections. He said that if he continues his recent travel rate, he could cover all 50 states by late October. -The latest budget deficit, he reported, will be "far below" the $6.4-billion estimate he gave Congress in January. He. said final figures for the fiscal year that ended June 30 aren't yet available, however. In one of his opening announcements at the conference, the first since last August to bs broadcast live by the television-radio networks, Johnson disclosed tentative plans to cut Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 B-C-l Native Killed in War ANSONVILLE - Pfc. Raymond L. McGarvey, 19, was killed in action on the Fourth of July in South Viet Nam, it was reported today. The young soldier's parents, Walter and Evelyn McGarvey, formerly lived at Ansonville. They moved about a year ago to Greenville. Pfc. McGarvey was a 1964 graduate of the B-C-I High School. Details of his death were not available today. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Sfofe, Federal Officials Say: Survey Shows Its Good Idea to Conserve Water HARRISBURG (AP) - Whether Pennsylvania this turn-mer is experiencing its fifth straight drought season, all depends on who you are and where you live. If you are a farmer, and live anywhere except the northwestern and northeastern portions of the state, you are in the midst of another -�-- an attempt to improve water l^^f.l^J^} only lim^ service in the area, the water Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Committee reported that several service lines have been replaced and water meters repaired, with more such projects scheduled for the future. Steve Stasik, pump house supervisor, reported that dry weather conditions and breaks in the lines had resulted in the use of an excessive amount of water in the community. Angelo Brungo, chairman of Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 ed recreation facilities are available at the present time. In cooperation with the federal government, the state plans to develop a new state park that will feature power boating, picnicking and tent and trailer camping. At the request of the Commonwealth, U, S. Army Engineers currently are studying a recommendation that the level of the recreation lake be raised an additional seven feet increasing its size from 540 to 790 acres. Dam Tender Moved CURWENSVILLE - Curtis V. Klobe, operator of the Curwensville Dam for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers since last fall, has been reassigned to the Blanchard Dam project, effective today. Neil Reilly, who had been assisting Mr. Klobe, has assumed charge of the Curwensville facility pending assignment of a permanent dam tender. If you don't farm, then you have enough water right now for washing the car, watering the lawn and the rest of your needs, no matter where in the state you live. But if you live in the Lower Susquehanna Valley region, or in some other areas, a drought could develop by the end of the summer. In any case, it's a good idea for everyone to conserve water. Those are the conclusions obtained from interviewing several state and federal officials Tuesday. The grimest picture came from Leland H. Bull, secretary of agriculture, who said drought conditions were building up to disaster proportions over much of the state. He said Blair, Clarion, Juniata and Somerset counties had requested disaster status to qualify for hay and grazing privileges on fields diverted to land retirement, programs. And more counties may follow suit. Last year, in which a drought plagued most of the Northeastern United States, two-thirds of the state's 67 counties were declared drought disaster areas. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 ;