Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 20, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Astronauts Aim for Rendezvous, Space Walk Control Studies Problems Smarting Eyes, Low Fuel Supply Plague Mission By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) -Gemini 10 pilot Michael Collins was flashed an "all clear" today to stroll into space on a 50-foot lifeline and work with a "dead bird" target satellite left over from last March. Using fuel from their own Agcna space engine to make up some of the shortage on Gemini 10, command pilot John W. Young and Collins sped toward their distant target, expecting to catch up with it and begin Collins' space stroll at 5:56 p.m. (EST). Space officials apparently decided the pungent gas^ that caused the Gemini twins' eyes to water during a 45-minute space stand Tuesday could be controlled. The crew awoke about 8 a.m. after nine hours of sleep. Young, a Navy commander, and Collins, an Air Force major, were told to use a secondary propulsion system in their Agena to change their orbital plane and adjust their height so they could jockey into a position to rendezvous with the old satellite. Flight officials on the ground continued studying the problems of low fuel and smarting eyes as the astronauts spun 240 miles above the earth. William C. Schneider, Gemini mission director said, "We feel we have a reasonable chance of "completing the double rendezvous even though we don't have as much fuel pad as we'd like. If the environmental control system problem straightens out, we also feel we can make the space walk." At an after-midnight news conference National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials gave the venture outside priority over rendezvous if a choice has to be made. The eyes of both astronauts watered and became irritated Tuesday while Collins conducted Please Turn to Page 10, Col.. 7 Today's Chuckle Modern television proves that people would rather look at anything than each other. The Progress Reader's Tip State Point System series starts today on Page 14. Vol. 60 - No. 170 15,155 Copies Daily Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, July 20, 1966 Our 56th Year 24 PAGES TODAY Viet Reds Fire 29 Soviet Missiles In Birth Control Program Fate... Democrats Face Problem New Scout Troop Is First In Nation BIGLER - The nation's first Explorer Post of the Boy Scouts to be devoted to the study of coal was recently started by the Bradford Coal Company. The post, to be known as Bradford Coal Explorer Post, was. organized with 21 boys, ranging in age from 15 to 18. They include residents of Bigler, Mor-risdale, Clearfield, Munson, Karthaus and the Moshannon Valley. The post - a part of the Bucktai! Council of the Boy Scouts of America - is designed to interest boys in mining as a possible career. Meetings are held twice a month. One session is devoted to a discussion of mining and its principles and methods. The other is in the form of a field trip to such places as The Penn- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - The fate of the state's controversial birth control program appears to rest within the Democratic House caucus, now that the 19-7 budget fight has gone to a joint conference committee. High sources confided that Appropriations Chairman Martin P. Mullen, the leading anti-birth control force in the legislature, has agreed to abide by a caucus decision on whether to press the matter in the conference committee. Mullen has been carrying the County Planners Reaffirm Stand On Lake Otocsin The Clearfield County Planning Commission reaffirmed its approval of a proposed Lake Otocsin along the Keystone Shortway near DuBois at a regular meeting last night. "I know this will have no influence whatever with the members of DuBois City Council who are opposing the Otocsin lake," said one Commission member, "but at least we can go on record with the State Department of Highways and Forests and Waters that we believe the lake will be of great benefit to the county as a whole." Letters outlining the Commission's views will be sent to Maurice K. Goddard, secretary of the Department of Forests and Waters and Harry G. Har-ral, Slate Highways Department secretary,, in the hopes that a high-level causeway will be built in the vicinity of the DuBois water dam to provide for a future larger lake, should DuBois City Council withdraw its opposition to it. - In other business th- Commission voted to ask, the Clearfield County Board of Commissioners to enlarge the present Advisory Board, gave its approval to a fight to prevent the Public Welfare Department from using state funds to distribute or provide family planning information to public assistance recipients upon their request. He had planned to attempt to insert a clause in one of the House's 220 individual budget appropriation bills that would bar state funds from being spent to provide birth control information. The House initialed the budget fight three months ago by introducing these individual bills instead of the customary single bill to cover state spending. But now that the matter has been given to the six - man conference committee, Mullen's strategy is impossible, since the action means the House is willing to abandon its plan of using individual appropriations. House Democrats agreed to the committee Tuesday after they refused to concur in Senate amendments to one of the House's individual appropriation bills. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Pool Activities Good; Free Lessons Held After 23 days, operations at Clearf i e 1 d's new community swimming pool are proceeding satisfactorily, a summary of committee reports indicates. Reports were made at last night's monthly meeting of the directors of the Clearfield Swimming Pool Association. Robert Shearer, pool manager, said that 150 children were enrolled in the first free swim-teaching session and 192 in the second. Adult instruction will be given during the Aug. 8-26 period. Free diving instruction is available Saturday mornings. The board gave Mr. Shearer permission to conduct Teen-Age Splash Parties. The parties will be closely supervised and the music "toned down." Mr. Shearer said disciplinary problems were at a minimum. The board reiterated its ruling that any individual found using a ticket not belonging to him would cause the offender and the family or individual lending the ticket to lose swimming privileges for the balance of the season. It was announced that Penelec, Union Reach Accord On New Contract JOHNSTOWN - A revised agreement on a two-year contract was reached yesterday by officials of the Pennsylvania Electric Company and the System Council U-12, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Revision to a previously agreed upon proposal essentially involves a section dealing with the use of contractors. The IBEW Council has said it would recommend that the members ratify the agreement, according to a Penelec spokesman. The utility estimates that the economic package, agreed to early in June, will represent an increase in payroll costs for approximately 1450 IBEW employes of 4.99 per cent the first year, and 4.092 per cent the next year. The wage settlement provides a 3.52 per cent increase the first year and 3.40 per cent for 1967. In addition, shift differential will be raised by two cents to 12 cents for the evening.jshift and 14 cents for the night shift. The company also will assume the full cost of hospital, medical and surgical insurance for each employe. One Hits Jet In Record Attack By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - North Viet Nam fired off a record 29 Soviet-made missiles Tuesday during heavy American air attacks near Hanoi and one of the rocketi found its mark, the U. S. command reported. One U. S. jet was lost to a surface-to-air missile and another was shot down by a Communist MIG17 in a dogfight 20 miles north of Hanoi, a spokesman said. American pilots claimed damage to three MIGs but saw none go down.-- MARINE HELICOPTER CRASHES - Dust, debris and smoke fill the air after a U. S. Marine helicopter crashed while landing in the Song Ngan valley a short distance south of the demilitarized zone that lies between North and South Viet Nam. The rear section of the chopper broke off, foreground, and the whirling rotor blades slashed into marines already on ground, In the immediate foreground is a marine felled by the blades. Above is another helicopter trying to get into the landing zone. The Marines spearheaded a multi-battalion assault near where a North Vietnamese division was believed located. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Saigon) Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Inside The Progress Firemen To Report classified Ads zo, zi For Work at Park Hints From Hcloise .....24 Clearfield firemen have been Comics .................. 23 asked to report to the Driving News From Around World 8 Park lodax.jpd tomorrow at 6 Sp0rts ............ 16, 17 p. m. and Sunday at 9 a. m. to Obituaries10 continue clean-up and improve- , ' , mcnt works in preparation for Hospital News ........... 3 lhe Countv Fair Editorial, Columns ...... 4 n js expccled that construc. Social News ............ 24 (jon 0f the stage will be finished Today in History ........ 4 tonight. On the "peace" front, the South Vietnamese government with apparent U.S. blessing offered to end the war, including the air strikes against the Communist North, and begin talks toward reunification of North and South Vict Nam if the Viet Cong disband and Hanoi withdraws its troops from the South. Except for the mention of reunification, the proclamation represented little new and reflected the new confidence in Saigon over the allied military position. Since the proposal demanded their capitulation, the Communists were certain to reject it. In the ground war, U.S. jets and artillery pounded Communist positions in the jungles of the Song Ngan Valley just below the 17th Parallel frontier as 7,-000 American Marines and South Vietnamese troops carried Operation Hastings into the sixth day. The main target of the aerial barrage was Hill 208, site of numerous bunkers and foxholes. A spokesman said 11 bunkers had been destroyed or damaged. Ground fighting appeared to have tapered off against units of the North Vietnamese division which intelligence says recently infiltrated across the six-mile-wide demilitarized buffer zone Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Clear and cooler tonight, low 45 to 52. Sunny Thursday and continued cool. Sunrise 5:57-Sunset 8:39 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 4.10 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 4.10 feet (stationary). 86. Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 60; High i. Overnight low 62. Precipitation .25 inches. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 63; High 80. Overnight low 54. Five - Day Forecast For July 21 to 25: Temperatures will average two to four degrees below the daily' normal highs of 80 to 83 and lows of 61 to 62. It will be cool Thursday and Friday, warming over the weekend. Scattered showers about Monday ar.e expected to average less than two-tenths of an inch. itpiiiii West Branch Board Meets ALLPORT-The West Branch Area School Board last night took action to hire another elementary teacher and to establish a temporary classroom in the auditorium of the Morris-dale School. The action eliminates the problem of split-grade classes in that school. Larry Kassab of Philipsburg was hired as an English teacher and the resignation of Carol Jean Kupko was received. The resignation leaves the girls' physical education instructor Hospital Board Looks Back On Big Year A reflective look at the year which featured the opening of a new wing, installation of many modern facilities and the inauguration of Medicare was featured at the annual meeting of the Clearfield Hospital last night. Eighty-seven persons, a substantial record, were present at the meeting, which included reports from the president of the board of directors and hospital administrator, election of six board members, and committee reports. Board members elected were: A. L. Moore Jr., Asbury W. Lee III, Robert Kempner, William T. Davis and Mrs. Bernyce B. Dufton, all of Clearfield, and Leonard Kantar of Curwensville. All but Mr. Davis were reelected to the board. Board President A.-Kirk Hile reported on the opening of the first and second floors of the new hospital wing in December 1965, and air-conditioned operating, delivery and nursing rooms shortly thereafter. Mr. Hile said all first and second floor rooms are now equipped with electric beds, modern lighting and oxygen Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Highway Plans for Curwensville Not Included CURWENSVILLE-Stanton C. Funk, District 2 Engineer for the State Highway Department told Curwensville Rotarians last night that Curwensville and the Curwensville Dam area were not included in any construction plans related to the Keystone Shortway. Due to formidable obstacles for which no solution was in sight, the highway deparlment would be unable to build a branch highway linking the Curwensville area with the short-way. The district engineer said that the long cross-state highway was in an advanced stage of construction and the only difficulties that could delay completion were concerned with sev- Two Injured In Traffic Accidents At Clearfield Two persons were injured and damage totaled $2,155 in traffic accidents in the Clearfield area yesterday. A Clearfield woman is in satisfactory condition today in Clearfield Hospital with head injuries suffered in a two-car accident on Route 322, about six miles east of Clearfield at 2 p. m. yesterday. State police reported that Mrs. Ada Rupert, 30, 709 Bigler Ave., was traveling east when she came upon some highways department construction work and a car stopped on the road ahead of her. Police said Mrs. Rupert applied her brakes, but they were defective and she hit the rear of a tractor trailer op-Please Turn to Page 10, Col.. 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Steeplejack Byron Raney A closeup look at his work . . . . . . And a distant look. (Progress Photos by Ed Morgan) Paper Tells of 1934 Storm... Steeplejack Finds Progress Edition in Church Tower Steeplejack Byron Raney, who is currently making repairs to the steeple of the First United Presbyterian Church at Clearfield, has found a 31-year-old edition of The Progress which carries an account of repairs being made then to the same steeple. The newspaper, dated Aug. 25, 1934, has a Page 1 story on repairs being made to the steeple after it was struck by a bolt of lightning during "the terrific electrical storm which swept over this section on Aug. 10." Mr. Raney found the paper secuied underneath a shingle which was inscribed with these instructions, "Look under this." The message was signed by Ashley Rishel and Sons, local contractors, who had charge of the task of repairing the steeple. The story reads in part: "Ashley Rishel, local contractor, has charge of the task of repairing the damage done by lightning and the work is being carried out by his four sons, Luther, Chester, Robert and Cecil. These four young men are daily going about the job of mending the damage wrought by the storm, unmindful of the fact the steeple towers 165 feet, 10 inches above the level of the street. "Mr. Rishel estimates the cost of repairs will amount to approximately $1,500. This includes the necessary replacing and repairing damaged parts, and the application of a new coat of paint. "All replacements on the steeple have to be specially Key Club Plans Car Wash For Operation ESTAK Here's your chance to help 800 Vietnamese children deprived by war of an education and do yourself a favor in the process. The Key Club of Clearfield Area High School has announced that it will sponsor a car wash this Saturday for the benefit of Operatior ESTAK, the campaign to supply those 800 kids with pencils, tablets and crayons for school. Key Club President Denny Dixon said that members of the Kiwanis-sponsored high school organization will wash cars Saturday from 8 a. m. "until the last car is finished." All donations will be turned over to Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 County Tourist Information Plan Is Under Way The use of motels, hotels, restaurants and service stations in distributing tourist information is one of the Clearfield County Development Council's latest projects. At a meeting at Clearfield last night, the Council passed a motion to write to the owners of such establishments and ask their cooperation in the project. Under the plan pamphlet holders would be displayed in each cooperaling establishment with pamphlets on county recreational sites and special events. Small signs outside the buildings would inform travelers of the available literature inside. In other matters, the Council commended the DuBois Jaycees on their stand favoring the development of'Lake Otocsin as a major recreational site. The Jaycees had opposed DuBois City Council in the recent hassle over blocking the development until a water filtration, plant could be built. Other projects discussed included the upcoming fall fol-iage brochure and tht McGees Mills Covered Bridge brochure, and the development of Bilgers Rocks into a larger tourist attraction.