Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 9, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle The girl who swears she's never been kissed has the right to swear. The Progress Reader's Tip Medicare report, Page 9; Questions, Page 4, Vol. 60 - No. 161 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, July 9, 1966 15,155 Copies Doily 24 PAGES TODAY McNamara Told: Vief Cong Off Balance Union, Airlines Resume Talks After Request by Johnson By MALCOLM BARR HONOLULU (AP) - Pacific High Command officials have told Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara the Viet Cong have been "thrown off balance" and their efforts to mount a monsoon offensive in South Viet Nam have been thwarted. BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) - The Civil Aeronautics Board acted today to relieve air traffic congestion over the nation built up b> a strike against five major airlines. The board approved a series day-old strike that has snarled travel in 231 cities. By GAYLORD SHAW WASHINGTON (AP) - Prodded by President Johnson for a prompt settlement, the Machinists Union and five ma- McNamara got the report from Adm. U. S. Grant Sharp, of measures to increase service jor airlines resume negotiations Pacific military commander, at a meeting Friday with top - military officials. 2,000 Reds Clash With U. S. Force 10-Day Ground Lull Ends in Flareup; N. Viet Bombed By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON CAP)-A U.S. armored column lured a heavy Viet Cong force into the fire of waiting artillery, alerted warplanes and battalions of helicopter-borne 1st Infantry Division troops north of Saigon today. It was the second execution of such reverse ambush tactics in 10 days. Contact was broken just before dark. Field reports said it was believed the enemy - a force of at least regimental size estimated at more than 2,000 men - was withdrawing to the northwest. That would be in the direction of the Cambodian frontier. A spokesman at a forward command post reported American units were setting up a blocking force behind the Viet Cong in an effort to cut off their escape routes. There was no immediate report of casualties on either side. Coupled with the sudden flare-up in ground fighting after a 10-day lull, the U.S. command reported renewed aerial pounding of five oil installations in North Viet Nam. In the political field, a Vietnamese general court-martial disciplined five generals 'who cooperated with Buddhist dissidents in the spring uprising against Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's government and sentenced them to 60 days in prison. The chief figure forced into retirement was Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chanh Thi, a rival of Ky whose dismissal March 10 as commander of the northernmost 1st Corps area touched off three months of political turmoil. A U.S. spokesman said a Viet Cong force of at least regimental size hit an armored column of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division which had been put out as bait along a secondary road near the Cambodian border. By prearranged plan, the spokesman said, U.S. forces immediately flew in several battalions of reinforcements by helicopter and hit the enemy force with pre-planned air attacks and artillery barrages. The methods employed by the 1st Division forces were the newly developed "reverse ambush" tactics, used with success in the same area in Binh Long The Viet Cong position, said McNamara, is due to the rapid expansion of U. S. forces over the past several months, resulting in an acceleration in the tempo of operations and increased effectiveness of American military might. McNamara said earlier he'd particularly wanted to hear Sharp's report and evaluation. The admiral returned last Sunday from talks in Saigon with Gen. William C. Westmoreland. A prepared statement, noting that conferees discussed the Navy and Air Force attacks on petroleum facilities near Hanoi and Haiphong, said the defense secretary took the occasion to compliment Sharp and his component commanders, and the aviators involved for "a magnificent military operation." One of the main problems facing the conference, the 15th for McNamara in Hawaii, is finding ways to efficiently provide support for the 273,000 Americans now in South Viet Nam. "We reviewed logistical plans and the status of construction programs in South Viet Nam in great details," the secretary said. He did not elaborate. Speaking of supplies, McNamara emphasized he was keeping close watch on the rate of manufacture of military equipment, promising possible cutbacks in some areas. As an example, McNamara said, the production of air ordnance has expanded more rapidly than had been anticipated, and he remarked: "I suspect we will have to give some thought to reducing our current plans for further expansion in order to avoid waste and the large surplus inventories with which we ended the Korean War." In the prepared statement, the defense secretary was quoted as f*P^l^^/e are rap' at air terminals where passengers have been held up by the strike of the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists. The relaxation of regulations affecting, both scheduled and nonscheduled airlines was announced by the board as negotiations were resumed in the today in an effort to end a strike that has snarled air travel in 231 U.S. cities. Both sides appeared gloomy about prospects for a quick end to the crippling walkout by more than 35,000 mechanics and other ground personnel, members of the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists. At Johnson's request, Assistant Secretary of Labor James J. Reynolds called negotiators back into session. Reynolds said day and night meetings will continue as long as necessary and indicated the airlines and union are still far apart. The union's chief negotiator, Joseph W. Ramsey, predicted the walkout "will last more or less indefinitely." The strike against Eastern, National, Northwest. Trans World and United Airlines began at 6 a.m. local time Friday. It quickly hobbled a vital segment of the nation's transportation industry, grounding thousands of businessmen, tourists and servicemen. Together, the five airlines normally carry an estimated 60 per cent of the air passengers on some 5.000 flights daily. The chairman of the airline negotiating committee. William J. Curtin, has described the union requests as unacceptable and criticized the union for breaking off negotiations Thursday, "18 hours before the strike." Union President P.L. Siemill-er, however, says "we're not withdrawing our demands." Most strikes in past years have been called against one airline at a time. The five lines affected now, however, arranged last year for joint bargaining with the union, which for years has been advocating a system of national bargaining. There was no indication the strike would spread to other airlines. The National Mediation Board helped set up the agreement for joint bargaining in the hope it would prevent the kind of breakdown in negotiations experienced with the machinists union two years earlier. There were eight strike threats then, and two presidential emergency boards GUARDSMEN HEAD FOR CAMP - This convoy of trucks was lined up early this morning at Golden Rod as member* of the 121st Truck Company, National Guard, left for their annual two-week summer field training encampment at the Indiantown Gap Military Reservation. Included in the unit are 75 members at Clearfield and 55 at Punxsutawney. (Progress Photo) idlf apptoac bountiful Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Must Prove Defense Boss Right... Selected Reserve For Rugged Army Five Accidents Force Prepares In Area Cause le Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Inside The Progress Classified Ads 8, !) Hints from Heloisc ... 12 Comics ............... 11 News From Around World 2 Sports ................ 6, 7 Obituaries .............. 10 Hospital News .......... 2 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .......... 12 Today in History ........ 4 Church News ............ 5 World's Week ............ 3 Business Week .......... 3 CI MA Church At Osceola Mills Has New Pastor OSCEOLA MILLS - The Rev. Alvin H. Mink will be conducting his second service Sunday as the new pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. He began his pastorate July 3 after moving his family here from Beaverdale. He succeeds the Rev. D. Z. Lewis who retired but who will continue to reside here. Mr. Lewis served as pastor of the church since 1950. Mr. Mink was installed as the pastor of the church at a special service held last Friday evening. The following five pastors of the Clearfield Area Minislerium of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church participated in the service: The Rev. Burton Wilkins, of Van Ormer, who was the chairman for the installation service; The Rev. Emory Ringer, of Philipsburg, who read the scripture; The Rev. Arthur Hibbard, of Curwensville, who extended the welcome from the minister-ium; The Rev. Russell Schil-linger, of Beccaria, who gave the charge to the pastor; and The Rev. Edward Murray, of Coalport, who gave the charge to the congregation. A reception was held in the parsonage following the service. Mr. Mink served as pastor of By C. YATES McOANIEL WASHINGTON (AP) - The Selected Reserve Force - an elite band of citizen soldiers - concludes its summer training program this weekend and then faces a battery of rugged readiness tests laid down by the regular Army. The National Guard Bureau, which has guided the force since its controversial beginning, predicts that 85 to 90 per cent of the major units will pass the tests' with flying colors. The guard bureau has added reasons for its high hopes: It has the job of proving that Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara was right. The McNamara decision to eliminate the old-line organized Army Reserve and reduce the National Guard in order to concentrate on a 150,000-man ready force of part-time soldiers drew anguished cries from members of Congress, governors and veterans groups. The Selected Reserve Force - SRF for short - went on the Pentagon books last October when 976 units - with three divisions and six brigades of the National Guard as its fighting corps - were organized. Gen. Winston P. Wilson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said these units have achieved one major objective already: to be able to move with seven days notice from local armories to a mobilization station for advanced unit training this summer. For many SRF units, the summer training in the field was first exposure to the difference, as one participant put it, between "moving pins around Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Clearfield Seaman Leaves for Second Viet Nam Duty Tour In Peace Harness Quest... AEC Contends Falling Behind U. S. Reds Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 8 Fair tonight, low 58 to 65. Sunday partly cloudy, warmer and more humid with occasional afternoon thundershowers. Sunrise 5:48-Sunset 8:46 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 4.95 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.95 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Friday low 52; High 86. Overnight low 52. Mid - State Airport Friday low 51; High 77. Overnight low 41. Backyard Carnival At Clearfield Nets $1.06 for ESTAK Backyard carnivals are fun . . . and profitable. That's what Timmy Hale and Jeffrey Hartsock of Clearfield's Southwest Third Avenue learned Thursday night. They held the carnival for the benefit of The Progress WCPA Operation ESTAK (Educational Supplies to An Khei. And yesterday they turned in the profit of Sl.Ofi, to be used to buy pencils, tablets and boxes of cravons for less fortunate children in Viet Nam. Donations may be sent to The Progress Newsroom at Clearfield. Actual supplies may be dropped off at any Progress office or at WCPA Radio. Radarman Seaman John R. Osewalt, above, of Clearfield R. D. 2, is en route to South Viet Nam for the second time within a year. Seaman Osewalt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Osewalt, left July 2 aboard the USS Halsey, a guided missile destroyer, for duty in the South China Sea. He had returned from Viet Nam last September after three months of duty aboard the USS John R. Craig. He was home on leave from June 15 to 29. The seaman, a 1963 graduate of Clearfield Area High School, has been in the Navy since March 1964. By DAVID ROSENZWEIG PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - An Atomic Energy Commission staff report contends that the United States is falling behind the Soviet Union and the rest of the world in the quest to harness peacefully the power of the hydrogen bomb, it was learned today. The report, prepared by Atomic Energy Commission scientists and made available to The Associated Press, termed the situation "alarming" and urged the federal government to boost research spending by 15 per cent annually over the next five years. The scientists said that since 1962 the nation's investment of money and manpower in the development of a thermonuclear fusion reactor has dropped from one-half to one-fifth of the total world investment. This type of research, the scientists said, could provide mankind with a new source of energy that can last for some 20 billion years. They warned that if the world's power needs multiply by a thousandfold in the next century - as some reports predict - present fuel sources would be burned out within decades. It was further learned that the report has been reviewed by the AEC and will be forwarded to the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee. Amasa S. Bishop, assistant director of the AEC's controlled thermonuclear research program, told a newsman, how- ever, that the commission has made some key changes in the study. Bishop declined to elaborate. According to the report, the Soviets are now carrying on 37 per cent of the world's peaceful thermonuclear research, compared with 20 per cent for the United Slates and 43 per cent among the rest of the world. "If this decline in stature relative to the rest of the world is allowed to continue, it is obvious that the controlled thermonuclear research program in this nation will soon deteriorate to a secondary role," the report says. A key factor in the decline, the scientists assert, has been a Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Former Sen. Byrd's Trainmen Strike Condition Unchanged p g fj Roj|r0O(|; Spread Feared Draft Quotas Up HARRISBURG (AP) - Pennsylvania's draft quotas for July and August have been increased the Pennsylvania Office of Selective Service said Thursday. Brig. Gen. Henry M. Gross, state director, said the state's quota for July was raised from 1,325 to 1,425 and the quota for August from 1,684 to 1,892. He said the increases were caused by increases in the national draft calls for those months. BERRYVILLE, Va. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Harry F. Byrd's condition remains unchanged today, a family spokesman announced. Byrd lapsed into a deep coma Wednesday and has not regained consciousness. The family said Wednesday the 79-year-old Byrd, a former Virginia governor and a senator for 32 years, is suffering from a malignant tumor and is not expected to recover. 10 Die in Rains TOKYO (AP)-Two-day torrential rains in southern Japan have resulted in the death of 10 persons, police reported today. Five others were listed as missing and 50 were injured. Police said 71 houses were destroyed. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Delaware & Hudson Railroad trains from the Canadian border to northeastern Pennsylvania ground to a halt today after trainmen at Oneonta, N.Y., started a wildcat strike Friday night, apparently over New York State's recent repeal of part of the full-crew law. At the same time, there were reports that the strike by members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen would spread to other carriers operating in New York State. The D&H Ktrike apparently resulted after the company abolished "middlemen" posi- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Director Named For New Pa. Department HARRISBURG (AP) - Elmer D. Kline of Somerset will be the director of the newly created Department of Community Affairs. Gov. Scranton, in announcing Kline's appointment Thursday, said Kline would supervise a staff of 34 responsible for state and federal government coordination and the implementation of anlipoverty programs. For the past 18 months Kline has served as regional coordinator and assistant director of field operations for the State Commerce Department's Division of Economic Development. Before that, he was with the Department of Public Instruction in various positions for 17 years. Kline is married to the former Henrietta Hoffman of Somerset. A Roaring Springs R. D. man was slightly injured in an accident near Sandy Ridge this morning, one of five recent traffic accidents in the area in which properly damage totaled $3,470. A 1965 sedan was damaged to the extent of $1,500 and its operator taken to the Altoona Hospital for treatment following a one-car accident on Route 350 near Sandy Ridge at about 9 p. m. yesterday. The car, reportedly operated by Samuel W. Dctwiler Jr. of Roaring Springs R. D. t, was traveling south on Route 350, went out of control, ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree. State police from the Philipsburg substation investigated the accident. Meanwhile, property damage totaled $1,400 when a car went out of control and struck a gasoline pump and light pole at the Midway Texaco station on Route 322 east of Clearfield at 7:15 a. m. yesterday. State police from Clearfield said Louis M. Conccl, 21, 1709 Daisy St., pulled his car off the highway intending to gel gas when the car's brakes jammed and the vehicle skidded into the pump and pole. Police estimate damage to the 1959 Concel coupe at $300 and to the pole and pump at $1,100. Property damage amounted to $415 early this morning when a car struck a tree on South Second Street. Clearfield borough police said a car operated by Richard D. Lansberry, 24, 1815 Daisy St., was traveling north on South Second Street when the driver apparently fell asleep. The car went out of control and struck a tree on the property of Walter Kennard, of 308 South Second St. The accident occurred at 4:15 a. m. this morning. Police estimated damage at were created to avert the walkouts. The union is seeking increases to'taling 53 cents an hour over a three-year period. The carriers have offered 30 cents an hour and a presidential panel has recommended raises up to 48 cents spread over a 42-month period. Top mechanics now earn $3.52 hourly. Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz is scheduled to return tonight from a trip to the Far East and presumably will take a hand in negotiations. The Defense Department or- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 � * Thousands Stranded By Strike Travelers Seek Substitute Means Of Transportation By RAY KOHN NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of slranded travelers sought substitute transportation today, the second day of a strike by mechanics against five of the nation's major airlines. Bus and train schedules were stepped up in most areas to relieve the passenger jam created by the grounding Friday of 60 per cent of United States passenger planes. The strike by the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists closed down Eastern, National, United, Northwest, and Trans World airlines. Under instructions from President Johnson, both sides were summoned to resume talks today in Washington. The 35,000 machinists walked out in a contract deadlock over wages and fringe benefits. At New York's Kennedy Airport, 757 flights were called off Friday causing a rush to the ticket windows of American, Pan American. Northeast and Delta airlines, not hit by the strike. The same situation existed at 231 cities across the country. But, as an agent of one operating airline said, "You name it and we don't have it." Reports from Portland, Ore., and Seattle showed bus lines and railroads running full to \he East. The crowds were sparse at Portland International Airport, with one ticket agent saying, "I guess they all got the word." Three lines in the Far West were still operating - West Coast, Western, and Pacific - but they principally are north-south carriers. Still, they too were reported loaded in the Seattle area. One man booked passage from Seattle to Los Angeles via Pan American to Honolulu in order to get home. More than 100 servicemen returning home from transpacific points, including Viet Nam, were bussed from the Seattle-Tacoma area to Mc-chord AFB and flown by Military Airlift Command to Travis AFB in California. Often hardest hit by the shutdown were servicemen, many of them due back at their bases after leaves. Most were traveling on a half-fare standby basis in which they get seats on Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 357 Injured ......... 210 Damages ........ $253,785 Deaths ........11 Deaths Elsewhere ..... 1 A Year Ago Accidents ........... 351 Injured .......... 249 Damages ........ $235,082 Deaths ............... 8 Deaths Elsewhere ..... 1 Airline Strike At-a-Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS* Who's striking - 35.000 members of the International Association of Machinists, AFL-CIO who left their jobs at five major airlines at 6 a.m. local time Friday. Airlines affected - Eastern, National. Trans World, United and Northwest, which normally carry 150,000 passengers a day, 60 per cent of the nation's total. Effects - Thousands grounded, some stranded, others on extra flights on unaffected airlines, or on crowded buses and trains. Issues - Wages, .vacations and other benefits. The union wants a 53-centan-hour increase for top machinists, who now make $3.52 an hour, plus a cost-of-living allowance and quicker promotion. The airlines have offered a 30-cent increase, rejected the other two demands. Status of negotiations - Both sides summoned to talks today in Washington.