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Progress, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1974, Clearfield, PennsylvaniaGood evening inscription on a Pessimist s Tombstone i expected this and Here i the Progress vol. 164 our 61st year Clear Field. Curwensville Philipsburg Moshannon Valley a saturday july 13 1974 16312 copies daily weather Clear mild see forecast page6 news highlights Ehrlichman t roil Cut to Appeal appealed conviction i by Mike Shanahan by the associated press Pittsburgh a the City of Pittsburgh has appealed a Federal court order that cuts the Penn Central Railroad out of a proposed National railway system. Earlier this month. District court judge John p. Fullam ruled the bankrupt Penn Central should not join the proposed Conrail system and mayor Peter f. Flaherty has appealed that order to a special statutory court set up under the National rail reorganization act. Viet elections sunday Saigon South Vietnam a More than a thousand candidates will contest seats on provincial and municipal councils sunday following a two week election Campaign that stressed economic and corruption issues and largely ignored the War. Some opposition candidates complained of govern ment harassment during the Campaign but the government denied the charges. The councils have Only limited Power since province chiefs and mayors hold the bulk of the authority in most areas. At stake Are 478 contested seats in 44 provinces and 11 municipal units and knowledgeable observers say president Nguyen Van Thieu s democracy party has put up a Large majority of the candidates. Worren buried at Arlington Washington a eulogized As a Jurist who related principles to persons not to Legal a Earl Warren the nation s 14th chief Justice has gone to his final rest in Arlington National cemetery. Warren s wife of 48 years Nina wept quietly at the graveside Friday accompanied by mourners that included family friends supreme court justices and Ordinary citizens. A horse drawn army Caisson bore the Bronze coffin from the cemetery Gates to a gently sloping Hilltop where Warren was buried. Warren who led the. Supreme court through 16 years of historic decisions during the 1950s and 1960s, died Here tuesday night of cardiac arrest at age 83. Committee s work finished Washington a the Senate watergate committee is officially out of business its Farewell marked by a voluminous report and some words of admonition from chairman Sam j. Ervin or. The lust for political Power of the presidential aides who perpetrated watergate on America blinded them to the Laws of god As Well As to the Laws and ethics of the portly North Carolina Democrat told newsmen Friday. Laotian Premier Iii Vientiane Laos a laotian Premier Souvanna Houma suffered a mild heart attack at his Home Friday afternoon and his condition has deteriorated slightly since then informed sources reported today. Souvanna is considered a key unifying element in the turbulent politics of Laos. Abortion suit argued Harrisburg a needy women seeking abortions Are denied their fundamental rights by the Commonwealth s refusal to pay for the operations attorneys for three women have contended in Federal court. Lacking Money the women cannot exercise their right affirmed by the supreme court to chose abortion during the first six months of their pregnancies the attorneys argued. Lawyers Robert he on and John Lyons of the Central Susquehanna Valley Legal services argued the Case Friday before a three judge Federal panel. Firm s operations suspended Harrisburg a Gateway insurance co. Of Philadelphia has been suspended from doing business by the Pennsylvania insurance department an official said. Insurance commissioner William j. Sheppard said Friday the company s hazardous financial position was responsible for the action. The company which writes Auto policies in Penn Sylvania new Jersey Maryland Delaware Florida and Indiana has five Days to either prove its stability or come up with a revitalization plan Sheppard said. Second water test Likely Warren a. A state officials say recent Rains May have diluted the dangerous bacteria Levels suspected in the Conewango Creek and a second test May be necessary. The first test was taken monday at the request of Warren mayor Wayne Painter who has charged that officials in Jamestown n.y., have failed to make sufficient repairs to a sewage Plant that collapsed april 15. The water samples showed bacteria counts at less than ten per cent of the level considered unsafe for swimming. Health officials in Chautauqua county n.y., said however that samples taken at Frewsburg n.y., 17 Miles upstream from Warren contained dangerously High Levels of col form bacteria the germ found in sewage. Strong tremors reported by the associated press two Strong Earth tremors Friday night Shook Panama and Central and Western Colombia and reached earthquake Force in some areas authorities said. There was panic in several cities but authorities had no immediate reports of victims or damage. The geophysical Institute of the Andes in Bogota said two 15-Sccond shocks were registered at. In the colombian capital each measuring 4.4 on the 12 Point me Cali scale. But the Institute said that at the Center of the disturbance near the Colombia Panama Border the tremor was stronger and had earthquake proportions. Spa Perelr by Mike Shanahan associated press writer Washington a John d. Ehrlichman once described by president Nixon As one of the finest Public servants he Ever knew has been convicted of plotting an illegal search at the office of Daniel Ellsberg s psychiatrist. After a 12-Day trial a Federal court jury took five hours Friday to find Ehrlich Man guilty of the conspiracy charge and of lying to the Fri and a watergate grand jury about the sept. Break in by the White House investigative unit known As the plumbers. Within minutes of the verdict Ehrlichman said his lawyers would Appeal the Case. Three other defendants were also found guilty of conspiring to violate the constitutional rights of the psychiatrist or. Lewis j. Fielding of Beverly Hills Calif. Until he resigned april 30, 1973, the 49-year-old Ehrlich Man was among the closest of Nixon s assistants. The former White House Domestic affairs chief now is subject to a maximum jail sentence of 25 years and fines of up to. District judge Gerhard a. Gesell set sentencing for july 31. Until then the defendants remain free. The other defendants g. Gordon Liddy and Miami ans please turn to Page 8, col. 7 Hospital lists Entrance change at Philipsburg Philipsburg renovations of certain areas of the Philips Surg state general Hospital in order to comply with Federal safety regulations will begin soon and will necessitate relocation of the Entrance for the emergency room and out patient department. The renovation which has been approved by the general state authority includes the installation of new fire towers to provide emergency exits changing of doors and the installation of sprinklers smoke detection systems and safety Glass in certain areas. No fault Bill finally passes scene from yesteryear an old photograph shows the Draucker House once Headquarters for stage lines operating through Curwensville As it looked in its hey Day. Photographs and other historical relics will be on display next week As the Community observes its 175th anniversary. Countdown on for 175fh by Bob Warner associated press writer Harrisburg a the House and Senate have agreed to a no fault Auto insurance Bill bringing three years of complicated mane vering on the Issue to an apparent end. The measure won Over whelming approval from both houses Friday As the legislature cleared its Calendar for a two month summer recess. Gov. Shapp said he will sign the no fault Bill next week making the Law effective in july. 1975. Other important Bills passed by the House and the legislation mandates a 15 per cent Cut in Bodin in jury premiums or about 510 a year for the average Penn Sylvania Driver persons already covered b comprehensive health insurance would save More. In Exchange for the reduced premiums and Quick settlement the victim of a minor Accident would lose his present Legal right to sue the Driver responsible for the mishap. The final version of the Bill was opposed by both trial lawyers and the Auto insurance Industry the two major lobbying forces Senate included a one cent throughout the three year boost in the state gasoline struggle. Its major support tax a measure to require Carne from organized labor. By and please turn to Page 8, col. 2 Curwensville Curwensville kicks off its biggest Community Celebration in a Quarter Century next week its 175th anniversary. Not since the sesquicentennial in 1949 will there have been a Celebration of the magnitude such As that which is in store for townsfolk and visitors to the Community. Nightly programs Are planned begin Ning sunday and continuing through the grand finale saturday july 20. The event is expected to draw thousands to the Community throughout the week. Sunday s program will consist of a program formally designating the Community s earliest burial ground at p. Followed by an ecumenical service at 8 p. A Marker designating the burial plot located on the veterans of foreign wars Post property will be presented to the Post by the vow auxiliary. Thomas Sheridan of Washington d.c., a Curwensville native will be guest speaker. Sunday will also Mark the opening of a historical exhibit at the vow on River Street featuring Bric a Brac Small articles of furniture outstanding old pictures China clothing news publications and other articles. Hours for viewing the exhibit Are sunday from 3 to 6 p. M., monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p. And saturday from 1 to 6 p. The ecumenical service sunday will get under Way at 8 p. At Irvin Park. The Rev. Dayle Dickey will be guest speaker. Others who will be participating in the service include the revs. Charles Hess Abner Koonz and Joseph Maryland. Curwensville s ecumenical choir directed by Arch Johnstone will perform during the program. On monday activities get under Way at 6 p. At Irvin Park with the opening of a week Long carnival featuring jes amusements. Curwensville clubs and organizations also will be operating con Cessions and various amusements for Young and old. Monday s chief highlights include the dedication of the Patton memorial on the North Lawn of the Curwensville area Junior senior High school at p. And a big fireworks display at Irvin Park at 10 p. The Patton memorial dedication program will include remarks by Doris Lininger president of the alumni association school superintendent or. Leslie d. Leach Harry Gates oldest living graduate of Curwensville High class of and Scott Shaw president of the class of 1974. A report on the history of the alumni association also will be Given by Anne Thacik. Finally a sealed Box containing various mementos will be placed in the memorial and the Cornerstone will be placed. Dedication of the Eagle and weather vane from the Patton building which have been placed in the auditorium lobby will be con ducted at the same time. It is suggested that persons planning to attend the dedication ceremonies May wish to bring Lawn chairs. Other program highlights during the week will include a carnival which will be playing nightly at Irvin Park teen dances fireworks a band concert Square dance Beard judging and old fashioned clothing contests a Talent show and two free shows featuring county and Western music Star Hank Snow. The Rescue Hose ladder co. Also is celebrating its 100th anniversary next week and will observe open House at the fire Hall All week for visitors to inspect the building and equipment. Firemen will Cap their Celebration with an anniversary Parade next saturday night. A measure to open Public meetings government agencies ground rules to distribute million in Loans to Pennsylvania nursing Homes. Shapp signed the Gas tax increase immediately and endorsed the other major Bills praising the legislature for an outstanding week of work. Both houses adjourned Friday night until september 9. The no fault Bill would allow any Accident victim to receive full medical expenses up to in lost wages and other benefits from his own insurance company whether or not he caused the Accident. Property damage is not covered. Street party set please turn to Page 8, col 4 convicts continue bargaining by Michael j. Sniffen associated press writer Washington a two armed convicts pressed their efforts today to barter seven hostages in a. District courthouse Cellblock for Freedom after releasing 14 inmates who had been caught up in the standoff for nearly 43 hours. The Justice department called the release of the 14 prisoners who had neither been part of the take Over nor labelled As hostages an act of Good Faith. One woman prisoner chose to remain in the Cellblock apparently to keep the one female hostage company. Way to beat the Energy crisis. Officials sunday residents of Arnold Avenue in Clearfield have found a instead of travelling to far us marshals said places for a vacation they hostages had been harmed. No have decided to have fun by the release occurred after staying at Home. The two convicts rejected the specifically 15 families All government s offer to Arnold Avenue residents Transfer them to a Penitentiary in Oklahoma. But authorities still made no move to give the two men the plane ride country that out of the they had have decided to hold a Street party. The party will begin at. Tomorrow and will extend through the afternoon. There will be card playing demanded since taking Bike races scavenger Hunts control of the basement and a Host of other games for Young and old alike. At 5 there la be a big picnic. The residents have secured permission to use the Street though they will keep one half open just in Case emergency vehicles have to use it. Please turn to Page 8, col. 6 a special 48-Page supple ment on Curwensville s 175th anniversary is part of today s edition. Sheriff unaware of Board s plan Clearfield county sheriff John r. Anderson said yesterday that the Clearfield county commissioners never informed him of their proposed but now discarded plan to close the county jail and to House its prisoners at the Indiana county jail or at Rockview prison. The commissioners first disclosed this proposal in thursday s edition of the Progress. They stated that they will not go through with the plan since they would not be permitted to House prisoners at Rockview except in very unusual circumstances and because of the restrictions placed on the use of the Indiana county jail by the Indiana county commissioners. Sheriff Anderson said it came As no Surprise to me after Reading last night s article concerning the Clearfield county jail that once again we must face the reality that something will have to be done to improve the situation there. The correspondence with the inside the Progress Abby 2 area news 8 Church news 7 classifieds ads comics 15 deaths 8 editorial columns 4 hints from he Lois 15 Horoscope 14 Hospital news sports 10, n television radio 5 today in history 15 other facilities did Demon Strate that prisoners who Don t pay for their room and care Are much More difficult to stuff off than our aged who Are Able to pay for their care and hence attract private Enterprise. The consequences of trying to initiate such a program would be absorbed by two groups the taxpayers and the sheriff s he asserted that the please turn to Page 8, col. 7 school lunch guidelines set Harrisburg family income guidelines have been increased by about 6 per cent for the 1974-75 school lunch program the education department said Friday. The guidelines determine the eligibility of children for free lunches breakfasts and milk and reduced Price meals. Reduced prices Are a maximum of 20 cents for lunch and 10 cents for break fast. The guidelines include the number of family members and income said Kenneth Reinhart jr., chief of the department s division of food and nutrition services. As an example he said in a family of four with an annual income of less than would be eligible for free meals. A family of four with income Between and would pay the reduced rate for meals. Fire at driving Park a general alarm at 5. Yesterday brought Clearfield firemen to the driving Park to extinguish a fire at the horse stables near the Weaver Street Entrance. Fire chief Bob Freeman said damage totalled As flames destroyed one for Burnside native. Stall and badly damaged two others. Flames also burned through the roof and Walls of the aluminium covered building. Cause of the fire is under vesti gation. In Centennial recalls fond by Paul Frederick special assignment writer this week s Burnside Centennial Celebration brings Back fond memories for mrs. Alice Irvin Rorabaugh 86, a Long time former Burnside resident and a former schoolteacher there. Mrs. Rorabaugh who now lives in Clearfield with her daughter miss Mil died Rorabaugh is a Spry Lively lady filled with interesting stones about the old Days in Burnside. Her Grandfather Matthew Irvin sr., came to Burnside from Centre county in 1838 and married Amelia Eason that same year. He was a brother of William Irvin sr., who is famous in currens Villo Hislord to was also Ono of lilt to float spars downriver. The Burnside area was at that time covered with the most Beautiful Virgin Pine Timber imaginable. Or. Irvin Early saw the economic potential of the lumber Industry. He erected a Mill and a store in Burnside and was very much a part of the Gigantic rafting Industry that dominated Burnside for so c. Irvin and Matthew Irvin mrs. Rorabaugh s father. Mrs. Rorabaugh s grand Mother married James Mcmurray another prominent old time Lumberman after her Grandfather died sub sequently the trains and he first he had two sons William please turn Iod of 1

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