Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 11, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Inflation: A period when a man goes broke in a prosperous kind of way. Reader's Tip Questions by readers are an swered on Page 5. Vol. 60 - No. 162 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, July 11, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY ive ircraft By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The Viet Cong shot down three American helicopters in South Viet Nam, killing four U. S. and nine South Vietnamese soldiers, while two more U. S. jets were lost in the air war against the Communist North, an American spokesman announced today. A Navy fighter-bomber became the 285th plane lost In the 17-month air war against North Viet Nam early today. The bombing continued with an attack on another oil storpge depot 130 miles west-northwest of Hanoi near the old French base of Dien Bien Phu. The pilots reported - that two buildings were damaged. Ground fighting in South Viet Nam died down, with both U.S. and Vietnamese headquarters reporting only light patrol contacts. In the jungles northwest of Saigon, a battered Viet Cong regiment escaped toward � the Cambodian border, leaving at least 238 dead after the U.S. 1st Infantry Division decoyed the guerrillas into a furious fight. All 13 helicopter deaths came when a U.S. UH1D Iroquois was shot down 18 miles southeast of Ca Mau in southernmost An Xuyen Province, which has been relatively quiet in recent months. The U.S. spokesman had no further details. The two other helicopters- both Marine CH34 troop-cargo carriers-went down in the northern part of the country 12 miles northwest of the Marine base at Chu JLai. There were no Four Injured In II Weekend Area Accidents A 4-year-old Madera boy is In fair condition today in the Philipsburg State General Hospital with injuries suffered when he was struck by a car near Madera Saturday evening. The accident was one of eight in the area over the weekend, in which three other persons were injured and damage amounted to $2,430. The boy, Peter Lewis Bungo, was struck by a car operated by Chester I. Fleming, 36, of Avis. State police from Clearfield reported the accident occurred at 6:15 p. m. Saturday on Route 53, one-half mile south of Madera. Police said the driver told them he was rounding a slight curve when he saw two children on the berm. He said one of the children darted out onto the highway from right to left. The driver applied his brakes but could not avoid hitting the child with his right front fender, police said. The boy was taken to the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 New Car Won By Osceola Girl, 19; Pop Sold Ticket OSCEOLA MILLS - Miss Bar-bara Golemboski, 19-year-old daughter of Joseph Golemboski of Osceola Mills, is the winner of the automobile awarded Saturday night by the Columbia Fire Company at the climax of the week-long 44th annual firemen's fair. Barbara's father also had reason to be happy for he sold the winning ticket and was awarded $50. Duane Thomas and Marie Mauer were awarded the two $25 ground prizes Friday evening. Winners of the four awards given Saturday night at the fair by the band mothers were: Mrs. Ma me McAvoy, Osceola Mills, three-piece patio chair set; Miss Genya Guiilard, RCA clock-radio; Mr. Hughes, Buffalo, fishing rod set; and Mrs. Mary Kephart, Osceola Mills, fitted picnic basket. The band mothers realized $485 profit in their venture and will use the money for the repair and reconditioning of the school band instruments. Thanks was expressed to the public for supporting the program. J. V. Dumbleton and Arthur M. Bush, respective president and chief of the Columbia Fire Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 You Can Help Educate 800 Through ESTAK The Progress and WCPA Radio are raising funds to buy pencils, tablets and crayons for some 800 children at An Khe, JSputh Viet Nam,. ..... What is the reason for such a campaign? Capt. Robert M. Sheriff of Chester Hill, who will return to An Khe soon where he plans to start those children in a public school, provided some of the answers in an article published in The Progress in April. Here are some random quotes from that article on "The Education Crisis." "One of the many misfortunes of war is the inability of government to properly educate children in a combat zone. "The many benefits realized through formal education are found to be lacking so the children mature and fail to take a progressive part in society. "The problem is further compounded because many children live in unsecure areas and areas under Viet Cong control." You can help by sending a financial donation . . . even pen-ies he^lp ... to: Newsroom, The Progress, Clearfield. Actual gifts of tablets, pencils and boxes of crayons can be taken to any Progress office or to WCPA Radio. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 U. S. Viet Buildup Reported by Paper NEW YORK (AP)-The United States has begun a major expansion of its armed forces and is planning further troop buildups in Viet Nam despite official optimism about the war's progress, the New York Times reported today in a dispatch from Washington. $250 Million Effort 21-Year-Old Seen Needed to Fix Strip-Mined Areas WASHINGTON (AP) - A $250_ million basic reclamation effort is needed to repair strip-mined areas in the 12-state Appalaehia region, says Secretary of the Interior Stewart L, Udall. Udall said Sunday the $250- miilion basic reclamation program is "the very least that must be done to control water quality where it already is being damaged or is seriously endangered." Udall's recommendation was made in an interim report to the Appalaehia Regional Commission. The report said that a control of water quality can be achieved by establishing proper drainage, covering the polluting materials and providing vegetation for abandoned pits and spoil areas. The report also listed these needs to combat what Udall Pleass Turn to Payc 2t Col. 7 Philadelphia!} Is MissPennsylvania PHILADELPHIA (AP)-First she cried . . . then her tears turned to smiles. Then, beaming proudly, 21-year-old Gale Veronica Roth-well of Philadelphia strode down the runway as the cheers of thousands acclaimed her as the new Miss Pennsylvania. Miss Roth well, entered as Miss Philadelphia in the colorful pageant Saturday night at Convention Hall, was chosen Miss Pennsylvania of 1966 from among 20 state belles. The blue-eyed blonde thus will represent the state in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., in September. When her name was announced, the 5-foot-3 beauty couldn't fight back the tears. Dressed in a long, white evening gown, she accepted a giant bouquet of flowers and walked Please Turn to Page.6, Col. 3 Clearfield Authority Asks Halt to Hosing, Lawn Sprinkling The Clearfield Municipal Authority has requested its water customers to stop all sprinkling, hosing and irrigating. During the times of heavy draw off, when irrigating, the pressure is so reduced that some areas are out of water. Those are the areas that were formerly supplied by Moose Creek Reservoir. Moose Creek Reservoir is turned out of the system because of high turbidities, due to highway construction on the Keystone Shortway, or Interstate Route 80, through Moose Creek water shed. Due to Montgomery Res. ervoir being the only source of supply, and to stabilize the distribution system formerly serviced by Moose Creek, it is imperative to limit the use of water so these areas will be served, Municipal Authority officials said. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Heloise ____ 1(5 Comics ................. 15 News From Around World 6 Sports ............... 10, JI Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... 13 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............. 16 Today in History ........ 4 School News ............ 5 Farm News Briefs ...... 7 World News in Pictures 14 Budget Dominates Harrisburg Scene... Talks Get Scranton Bloodmobile Sets Anniversary Visit To Clearfield A visit of the American Red Cross Bloodmobile to Clearfield Monday, July 18, falls on the exact date of the first visit of the bloodmobile to Clearfield on July 18, 1949 just 17 years ago. On that first trip 6616 pints of blood were contributed by the people of Clearfield and surrounding area. Since then 11,472 pints of blood have been collected at Clearfield. Next Monday's anniversary visit will be held in the Third Ward Fire Company hall on New Street from 12 to 6 p. m. Donor recruitment is being sponsored by the Clearfield Ministerium. The Blood Program of the American Red Cross, inaugurated in. January-4948ris the largest in the world, collecting more than 2,775,000 units of blood annually. Its activities involve several million Americans each year. They include voluntary blood donors; the recipients, and the hospital workers who cross-match and then administer it to these patients; the thousands of Red Cross volunteers who recruit and serve the donors and work with the professional staffs � ��� � ^ � � � � Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Service Set For Berwinsdale Man Killed in Viet Nam Military funeral services will be conducted in the Fruit Hill Presbyterian Church at Anson-ville Thursday at 2 p. m. for Pfc. Raymond L. McGarvey, 19- year-old Berwinsdale native who was killed in action in Viet Nam July 3. The Rev. William Norman will officiate with interment in the Fruit Hill Cemetery. The family had lived at Berwinsdale until several years ago when they moved to Transfer, Pa. The young soldier was a 1964 graduate of the B-C-I High School. Born at Berwinsdale, May 7, 1946, a son of Walter and Evelyn Johnston McGarvey, he is survived by his parents, a brother Walter J. McGarvey of Greenville and his paternal grandfather, Robert V. McGarvey. The family will receive friends in the Hunter-Lloyd Funeral Home at Irvona after 7 p. m. tomorrow and until time of the services Thursday. 134.4 HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. Scranton announced today that Pennsylvania has a record surplus of $134.4 million from the fiscal year 1965-66 which ended June 30. This compares with a $106 million surplus from the 1964-65 fiscal year which also was a record. Scranton said that general fund revenues expected from the current fiscal year will be $30 million over and above the estimate in the budget proposed earlier this year. When Scranton submitted his proposed $1,464 billion budget in February, he estimated that revenues would amount to $1.37 billion. He also predicted at that time that the surplus for Reports Record Started On Surplus Sharp Note Mil1' on the past fiscal year would be $93.7 million. Both the anticipated revenue figure and the surplus amount since had been revised upward. Scranton attributed much of the extra surplus to the rising economy of Pennsylvania. He pointed out that all of the $134.4 surplus with the exception of some $10.9 million has- already been allocated or appropriated, including a $34 million bonus to school districts which he signed into law recently. Disposition of the $10.9 million portion of the surplus occupied most of the attention during the briefing Scranton held for newsmen. He said he would propose that it be distributed for an increase to the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), public assistance payments to children and the state scholarship program. Scranton declined to specify how much for each proposal. He said he wanted to discuss the matter with the legislators first. Scranton discussed the surplus and budget using a blackboard and with few references to notes or to his aides. The $134.4 million surplus from the last fiscal year includes $51 million in lapses, that is money appropriated Jo the various state departments Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 one-year Casper Escott Is New Commander Of Freeberg Post 591 HOUTZDALE - Casper Escott was elected commander of Freeberg Post 591, American Legion, at the annual reorgan- izationai meeting held here July 8. Others--elected to terms were: Gerald Hagan, first vice commander; Carmen Cugini, second vice commander; John H. Burchill, adjutant; William C. Arnold Jr., finance officer; Raymond Crago, service officer; James B. Reese, sergeant of arms; and Warren Grove, membership chairman. Members of the house committee for the coming year are: Fred Mills, "Bud" Eckberg, James Hagan, Mr. Burchill and Mr. Escott. Storms Hit rea With 75 MPH Winds Thunderstorms rolled over the Clearfield County - Moshannon Valley area during the weekend bringing more needed rain to the drought-plagued district. They also brought some problems. Heavy rain, hail and winds with gusts up to 75 miles an hour struck the Black Moshannon area early Sunday evening causing some damage. The Federal Aviation Agency at Mid-State Airport, which clocked the wind speed, said the chimney was blown off the agency's station during the storm. Hail and heavy rain were also reported in other parts of the area while still other sections got little or no rain at all. Clearfield measured only a trace of rain yesterday while .25 of an inch fell during a heavy shower at Curwensville. Philipsburg, meanwhile, experienced only a light shower while neighboring Osceola Mills had a severe electrical storm. Partly cloudy and warm tonight and on Tuesday with widely scattered thunderstorms. Low tonight 60 to 70. Sunrise 5:50-Sunset 8:45 Clearfield River Sunday 7 p. m. feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. -(rising). Level - 4.95 5 feet Clearfield Weather Sunday low 66; High 88. Overnight low 68. Precipitation (trace). Mid - State Airport Sunday low 62; High 83. . --Overnight low -58-.~*^- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes roared through five Midwestern states Sunday night and early today, and other violent weather lashed sections of the nation from Idaho to New England. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Five - Day Forecast July 12-16: Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees above normal. Daily normals are a high of 80 to 84 and low of 61 to 62. Warm at the beginning of the period, turning cooler. Widely scattered showers mostly in the afternoon and evening are expected to total one-quarter to one-half inch. Dr. King Posts Demands of His Chicago Drive CHICAGO (AP) -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday brushed past signs calling for "black power" to post the demands of his Chicago civil rights movement on the front door of City Hall. The posting came after a heat-defying antislum rally in Chicago's Soldier Field and a traffic-halting march through the Loop. Better housing, more jobs and better schools were among the demands. Earlier, King linked arms with civil rights leaders, including Floyd McKissick, national director of the Congress of Racial Equality, to form a common front in the struggle for Negro equality. McKissick, who at first had -said he'might not be able to attend the rally, told the crowd of some 35,000 that the concept of black power had been misinterpreted, that it meant only that Negroes "have a right to determine their own futures." He called for a "united black consumer bloc that would be able to strike at any concern," and ended his speech with a pledge to come to Dr. King's aid at any time - "He's my brother." McKissick said. King recently has been in dis- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 WITH MODERN EQUIPMENT and hard-working men, Denton Construction Co. of Gross Pointe, Mich, paves Section 28 of ths Key- After Marking Speed Record... stone Shortway. Last month the firm set a record for itself in paving a mile of Section 32 in one day. Among the equipment shown here are the dual drum concrete mixers used by the firm. See another picture page 6. (Progress Photo by Jack Zipf) The men who \vork for the Denton Construction Company of Gross Pointe, Michigan, apparently aren't the type who like to rest on their laurels. After setting a considerable record in paving Section 32 of the Keystone Shortway near Clearfield a month ago, the company is currently moving at a fast clip down Section 28. Last month. Denton, a subcontractor for Putman and Greene, prime contractors for Section 32 (Pleasant Valley to Dale), paved one mile, 24 feet wide, in one working day. The entire section. 3.07 miles long, two lanes each 24 feet wide, with 10-ineh-thick surface, was paved in eight days. According to statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, this would involve laying 85,010 square yards of reinforced cement concre t e pavement, using 38,607 barrels of cement and 38,233 tons of sand and aggregate material. The Denton firm, classified by the highways department as a concrete paving /specialist, uses a dual drum central-mix concrete plant, with each drum containing eight cubic yards of material. In an average day, Denton paves from 3,000 to 4,000 feet of pavement, and the one-mile project set a slate record for the firm. The mile paved in the record-setting day extends from a point near the Woodland interchange of the Shortway to the Dale Church. Highways department spokesmen said the workmen were aware that they were setting a record, and one source said "had they not kept right on going, they would ha�'e had a small piece to do the next day, so they kept at it." A spokesman said the firm is equipped with modern, up-to-date equipment and sufficient men to keep up the fast pace. The firm is presently at work on Section 28 (4.17 miles from Moose Creek to Mt. Joy) and is also working on the resuming of West Front Street in Clearfield borough. On the Sec-lion 28 job, for which Denton is the subcontractor for New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., the firm is averaging 3,500 to 4.000 feet a day. Union Official Issues Statement; Walkout Was Started Friday By GAYLORD SHAW WASHINGTON (AP) - Airline strike negotiations reopened today on a sharp note that further dimmed hope of a quick settlement of the walk-out that started Friday. Joseph Ramsey, vice president of the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists and chief union negotiator, entered the conference room and said: The public should know that there hasn't been five minutes of real negotiating since this strike started. "These carriers are standing pat, protecting their profits, waiting for the President or Congress to help them out. "Union members on the airlines are asking to share In the profits. "After all these years when they have accepted substandard conditions, airline employes are entitled to a better deal." 11 At Philipsburg, Allegheny Airlines report fewer westbound boardings at the Mid-State Airport as the resnlt of the airlines strike. Fewer western flights have been scheduled due to the inability of passengers to make connections with other lines at Pittsburgh, officials said. No flights into the local airport have been changed by Allegheny Airlines as the result of the strike. However, the company has curtailed and cancelled some service into the DuBois, Altoona, and Johnstown airports in order to use the planes on nonstop segments to help alleviate transportation problems. Additional flights are being flown by Allegheny from New York to Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh to New York, between New York and Detroit, between Pittsburgh and Washington, and between Boston and New York. Ramsey handed out mimeographed copies of the statement but declined to elaborate on it, saying, "We better get on with the job." William J. Curtin, chief negotiator for the five struck airlines-Eastern, National, Northwest, Trans World and United -arrived in the hallway as Ramsey was speaking, and listened before entering a separate conference room. Asked for comment, Curtin said: "We have endorsed the emergency board recommendations which the President himself characterized as the framework for a just settlement of the dispute, and we have imporved upon it in our* negotiations." Curtin said evidence before the emergency board indicated clearly that airline employes are treated far better than most in terms of working conditions. During fruitless weekend negotiations, officials of the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists met in one conference room in the basement of the Labor Department building, airline officials in another. Assistant Secretary of Labor James J. Reynolds, who shuttled between the two rooms, arranged the joint meeting, telling reporters that 10 hours of talks Saturday and Sunday had brought no progress. Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirt/ was keeping President Johnson posted on negotiations, Reynolds said. Johnson returns to Washington from his Texas ranch today. Wirtz, who was touring the casualties in cither crash. The Communists nailed a chopper as it ferried in Marines to protect another CH34 which Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 S.S. Progress Takes 129 on River Trips Rain cut short the regular Simday cruises of the S.S. Progress, but not before 129 persons enjoyed free trips down the West Branch. In eight trips on the Susquehanna. The Progress boat carried 82 children and 47 adults. Out-of-town visitors were from Olanta, Grassflat, State College, Philipsburg. Bellefonte, Curwensville. Allentown, DuBois and Ramey. Out-of-state visitors hailed from California, Georgia, New York, South Carolina, New Jersey and Texas. The Progress boat sails every Sunday afternoon from its dock in Lower Witmer Park..