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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 19, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle The band was about to play Glenn Miller's famous tune "Pennsylvania 6-5000," except that nowadays it's been retitled "Area Code 212-807-5666." The Progress Reader's Tip Teener League playoff reports are on Page 10. Vol. 60 - No. 169 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwemville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, July 19, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Job Pushed for Fair... Paving Under Way On New Route 753 Paving began yesterday on the 2.55-mile Some 2,000 feet of concrete was poured Nichols Street to the PlymptonviUe bridge by the tractor. The State Highway Department, Denton Inc. of Philipsburg, are planing to have that to handle traffic for the Clearfield County Fair more than 11 hours yesterday. Pictures below, taken by Progress Photo ting under way with (top photo) paving crew a road begins to take shape. relocation of Route 153 at Clearfield, along a 24-foot strip on West Front Street from Denton Co. of Grosse Point, Mich., a sub-con- and the main contractor, Putman and Greene section of the new highway completed in time in less than two weeks. The paving crew worked grapher Jack Zipf, show yesterday's work get-starting, (center) the first batch in, and (bottom) Police Issue Warning On Bicycle Lights Parents are being requested by police 'to make certain their children comply with the state law that requires that bicycles have lights if they are used tfter dark. Clearfield Borough Police Chief Charles C. Edmiston said that the safety of Ihe children is being endangered by the Please Turn to rage 8, Col. 1 Mission Beset by Fuel Shortage... Astronauts Set Records By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - - Space scientists shuffled priorities this norning to salvage the most, significant phases of the Gemini 10 mission, beset by a shortage of spacecraft fuel. Astronauts John W. Young and Michael Collins, slept through a record-shattering orbit after a successful docking with their Agena rocket target and a hitchhike ride under Age-na's power toward the next assignments of their daring mission. National Aeronautics and Space Administration spokesmen said there would be some revision of the program, but held to the belief major projects would be saved. Next item on, the planned schedule was a descent to a lower orbit to intercept the Agena 8 rocket carcass, left in a docking path to provide a second target in the skies. Rendezvous would be a fuel-consuming maneuver. !n the first eight hours after a perfect beginning, command pilot Young and pilot Collins achieved three spectacular space achievements including an altitude record of 476 miles. For some reason, neither the astronauts nor the ground controllers could explain, they used an excess of fuel in catching up with the Agena 10 which preceded them into orbit by 100 minutes Monday afternoon. The fuel shortage caused a rearrangement of the flight plan, wiping out two additional dockings planned today and raising a question whether Collins and command pilot John W. Young would be able to rendezvous Wednesday with another Agena left in space after the Gemini 8 flight last March. Flight Director Glynn Lunncy said early today that "we're working on the plan for today, looking a! the fuel we have left to see what experiments we can conduct and the exact maneuvers we can make." Despite the fuel shortage, Young and Collins achieved the major goals of the flight - rendezvous and docking - in the first hours of the flight that started late Monday from Cape Kennedy. After a thrilling 103,000-mile chase across the skies, Gemini 10 caught an Agena sent up 100 minutes ahead of it, then regis- tered history's second linkup of two space vehicles. The exercise was climaxed brilliantly when Young and Collins fired the powerful engine of the docked Agena - the first time the rocket of one satellite had been used to maneuver a manned space ship. For nine startling seconds the Agena spurted a fountain of flame and sent Gemini 10 shooting to a record altitude of 476 miles, eclipsing a 307.5-mile mark held by two Soviet cosmonauts. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 N.Vietnamese Policc'New$menshotAt To Try Pilots As Criminals PARIS (AP) - The French News Agency said in a dispatch from Peking ' that 'the North Vietnamese ambassador declared today captured U.S. pilots will be tried as war criminals. The agency's correspondent quoted Ambassador Tran Du Vinh as making the statement at a news conference. The ambassador told newsmen that the American pilots had never been considered by North Viet Nam as prisoners of war. Therefore they did not come under the Geneva Convention which would prevent their being put on trial, he added. The ambassador gave no indication ls to when the trials would begin, but he added that the pilots' fate would be left up to the Vietnamese people. Young Mother Dies In Cleveland Riot .CLEVELAND, Ohio. (AP) - Gunfire punctuated rioting in a predominantly Negro neighborhood on Cleveland's East Side early today, leaving a 26-year-old woman dead and two men with minor bullet wounds. Gangs made up mostly of teen-age boys hurled fire bombs and smashed and looted stores. More than 300 policemen - directed from a command post bus and aided by a helicopter - were involved in the six - hour effort to bring the widely scattered disturb-- ance under control. - Kurtz Gifts Boost ESTAK Operation ESTAK is growing by leaps and bounds. Plans were made yesterday to begin purchasing tablets, pencils and boxes of crayons for some 800 youngsters at An Khe, South Viet Nam, with funds still being received at The Progress. More supplies will be purchased as contributions are received. Among one of the largest con- Just before daybreak firemen fought a blaze which roared through a supermarket at the intersectio*- of Hough Avenue and Crawford Road and spread to an adjacent apartment building. Police at first said there was a possibility that some people were trapped in an apartment, but said later that all occupants apparently got out safely. Firemen had reported hearing screams as flames enveloped the building. It was the fourth sizable fire in a four-block area near that Blood Collection Is Disappointing A disappointing turn-out of donors resulted in only 51 pints of blood being collected at the Red Cross Bloodmobile yesterday at Clearfield. The goal for a community of Clearfield's size is generally 125 pints to assure an adequate supply for hospital use. Walk-in donors - 55 of them - saved the day from complete Public Figures Speak Out On Chicago Riot CHICAGO (AP) - National Guardsmen remained on duty today in Chicago's . troubled West Side, where rioting ended last Friday with their.arrival... And, as the area remained orderly in the wake of three days of violence last week, public figures spoke out. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey said he might revolt himself if he lived in a ghetto. Evangelist Billy Graham said President Johnson knows who is responsible for Chicago disorders and should say who. And a congressman said there will be more destruction unless the "black power" philosophy is considered. A force of 1,400 troopers patrolled the 140-block Negro district Monday night and early today. Monday 1,236 of the 4,200 troopers mobilized were sent home. They were mostly administrative and supply personnel. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 8 Minimum Cost Is $1,000... Curwensville Council Plans Park Work CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Borough Council last night took steps to begin a program of renovations to Irvin Park. The action came in a special meeting of the council. Councilman Harry Fye, who called the meeting, said he has found that the price of having all the needed work done by a contractor would be about $1,500. He said, though, that if the work were done by volunteer labor, the ---- cost Would be cut by almost Michael Humenik, 71, Businessman At Grassflat, Dies Work Continues A*FlfSt ing -In Preparation For County Fair Michael Humenik, 71, well-known Grassflat businessman, died in the Philipsburg State General Hospital at 4 a. m. today, following a shqrt illness. His career as a retail merchant began May 31, 1924, and continued until his semi-retirement in 1955 when the operation of the Humenik IGA Market was assumed by his son, John. He was a member of the Jednota Lodge 332, a third and $1,000. Mr. Fye added that the dam at the park was originally built by volunteers, who donated both labor and materials. He said, "I think that there's enough pride in this town that the people will come out and help." President Frank Harzinski said that rebuilding the dam at the swimming area is a most important work to be done. He noted that a Federal grant to pay for labor to work on the riverbanks and in the park proper is pending; money is expected to be forthcoming within a month. Thus, he said, other renovations in the park Clearfield firemen are holding regular work sessions to get the Clearfield Driving Park ready for the 1966 Fair that opens Monday, Aug. 1. While no major construction projects are in line for this year's fair, the firemen are being kept busy painting and repairing buildings in order to get them in top shape for the first fair visitors. One of the improvements this year is the installation of 2,500 new bleacher seats, which are heavier and wider than those formerly in use. The picnic grove has also been seeded since the last fair and will provide a cool grassy spot for families who wish to picnic Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 Philipsburg Directors Approve IOC Activity PHILIPSBURG - Election of a new board secretary and action on committee reports featured last night's first official meeting of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District here. In almost immediate action, the board passed a resolu-tion approving all activities of the Interim Operating Committee, thus making them of--- Annual Picnic At Frenchville Set for Sunday FRENCHVILLE - Members ficial. Mrs. Esther Wirt was elected as board secretary, succeeding Mrs. Gladys G. Dunlap who resigned. Her salary was set at $300 per year, and she was given authority to sign checks. In the personnel committee report given by William B. Hren- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Democrats Ready To Negotiate Budget Deadlock . By VINCENT P. CAROCCI Clearfield Area Water Pressure Still Down The Clearfield Municipal Authority today reminded its customers that some areas do not have adequate pressure due to highway construction which necessitated the shut-off of the Moose Creek Reservoir. Heavy use this time of year for sprinkling, irrigation and other non-essential use severely affects the pressure in the system. The Authority asks that all such use of water be curtailed until further notice. ko, the following persons were of St. Mary's Catholic Church recommended for hiring: Paul at Frenchville are busily en-Cartwright and Edgar L. Tin- gaged in last minute prepara-gle as custodians at the Osceola tion for the 96lh annual French-Mills and Rush Consolidated ville Picnic, scheduled for Sun-buikjings, respectively; Victor day at the picnic grounds. Skorinko and Clair S. Watson as As in past years, old fashion-drivers for the bookmobile and ed chicken and ham dinners audio-visuil van, respectively; Will be served by the women Mrs. Myrtle Vaughn as a fifth 0f the parish, continuously from grade teacher at the Osceola l to 6 p. m. Mills building; and Jack Gates Games, rides for the children, as instructor of mechanical concessions and various other drawing in the senior high in- entertainment will be available, dustrial arts department. These and the affair will be topped off recommendations were accept- with a dance from 9 to 12 p. m. ed by the board. in the St. Mary's Social Center. It was also reported that Mrs. Among those who assisted in Wirt has been hired as finan- arrangements for the picnic cial secretary to Supervising were the church pastor, the Rev. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 In Savage Fighting ... Inside The Progress Damage Set at $350 an^rderrvey8:; ! In Clearfield tosh on Page 5. A car was damaged to the Classified Ads ....... 12, 13 estimated amount of $350 when Hints From Heloise .... 18 it ran into the rear of another Comics 15 sedan on Clearfield's North Sec-News From Around World 14 ond street at 4:25 p. m yes-Sports ............ 10, 11 terday. Obituaries .............. 14 Po)ic(> chjef Cnarics C. Ed- llospital News ........... 2 miston saU, , ester 0gden, CO, Editorial, Columns ...... 4 of clearfield R D., was going Social News ........ 16 nor|h on second slreet antj S|0W. Today in History ........ 4 _---------- Hello World ............. 2 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 8 Clearing and cooler tonight, low 53 to 60. Sunny and a little cooler Wednesday. Sunrise 5:56-Sunset 8:40 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 4.10 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.10 feet (stationary). 86. 84. Clearfield Weather Monday low 60; High Overnight low 60. Precipitation .05 inches. Mid - State Airport Monday low 50; High HARRISBURG (AP) -House Democrats say Senate Republicans have the power to place the prolonged deadlock over the 1966-67 budget before a joint conference committee for negotiation. All that is required, according to House Democratic Caucus Chairman K. LeRoy Irvis, is for the Senate to release from committee legislation to convert the University of Pittsburgh into a state - related institution. In return, he said, controlling Democrats in the House would take the next step in the budget fight by sending the matter to conference committee. "We're ready to negotiate," he told newsmen. "When they're ready to move, we are, too." Senate Republican Floor Leader Stanley G. Stroup said his cuacus would consider the House - approved i'itt bills lo-d^y. He said the mailer was discussed at length Monday but Marines Thwart Waves Of North Vietnamese Troops Overnight low 70. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON. South Viet Nam (AP) - Two U.S. Marine platoons held out for four hours against waves of North Vietnamese troops just south of the 17th Parallel Monday while covering the withdrawal of the rest of their battalion. The blood, fight cost the enemy about 50c dead or wounded, one Marine officer estimated. The 90 or so Leathernecks took heavy casualties but stood up against the overwhelmingly larger force until air and artillery strikes drove the North Vietnamese off. Marine fighter-bombers dropped napalm as close as 50 feet from the Leatherneck positions to prevent them being overrun. Some Marines were injured in the strikes. The savage fight was the bit- terest action yet in Operation Hastings, which last weekend Clearfield Marine Serving in Viet Nam DA NANG, Viet Sam - Marine Lance Cpl. Edwin B. Kitchen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar H. Kitchen of Clearfield R. D. 2, Pa., is a member of Marine Air Base Squadron 11. Marine Aircraft Group 11, First Marine Aircraft Wing located at Da Nang. The squadron provides the services necessar; to support base launched tactical fighters against Viet Cong forces, such as electrical power, medical aid, fuel, motor transport and communications. brought thousands of Marines and South Vietnamese troops into the steamy mountains more than 400 miles northeast of Saigon in search of a North Vietnamese division which allied intelligence says recently crossed the demilitarized zone division between the two Viet Nams. Despite the heavy losses to the two platoons, U.S. headquarters in Saigon said allied casualties remained light overall since the sweep began Friday. The official number of enemy killed rose to 226, up 58 from Monday's report. The Marines have captured three North Vietnamese and 68 weapons, the spokesman said. In the central highlands, units of the U.S. 25th Infantry Divi- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 ;