Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 21, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
7k GlearKdd AREA TODAY TOMORROW BY GEORGE A. SCOTT, EDITOR OF THE PROGRESS Education in Focus The County Office Since 1854, when it was established by legislation backed by Governor William Bigler, a native of Clearfield, the County Superintendent of Schools' office has been the intermediate agency between the local school districts dnd the state in providing education for Pennsylvania's youth. Possibly the least understood of the public school operations, its functions have been varied and changing from year to year in keeping with advances not only in education but also in the social, technological and economic phases of life in Pennsylvania. 66 Counties Involved Sixty-six counties of the Commonwealth have county superintendents; Philadelphia has no county superintendent since there is only one school district in the county. Although their functions in general are similar, a study published in 1961 by the Pennsylvania Association of County Superintendents notes that "there probably is no such thing as a typical county superintendent's office among the sixty-six. Each has been developed to meet the specialized demands of its own county. This is as it ought to be." County Superintendents are elected to four year terms at a convention of school directors representing the individual school districts in the area served by the office. A minimum salary, presently $14,000 annually, is mandated and paid by the Commonwealth with the local school districts paying any amount over the minimum. Assistant superintendents and the supervisor of special education are appointed by the County Board with their minimum salaries, $12,500 and $12,000 respectively, also set and paid by the state with any additional salary by the local districts. The County Board in effect serves the county in the same way that the individual district boards serve each district, supervising the county office program and its financing. County Boards, elected by the county school directors, were established by legislation in 1937. Office Has Many Functions The Pennsylvania Association of County Superintendents' 1961 study report, published after a year's study by a committee of the PACS, regional meetings and a statewide convention session, listed six categories of functions performed by the county superintendent offices. These were: 1. Accounting, Reporting and Office Management - the handling and processing of all forms related to business services and pupil accounting, certification, teacher and pupil personnel records, and organization of work of professional and secretarial staff; 2. Curriculum Development and Improvement of Instruction-institutes, in-service programs, conferences, programs of evaluation, professional libraries, development of various bulletins and guides, teacher rating, workshops, study groups, committee meetings, supervision and development of curriculum outlines and materials; 3. Special Services - remedial programs, guidance, area technical schools, health, workshops for non-professional personnel, special ed'uc'cTfion, psychological testing programs, curriculum and other specialists, library and audio-visual aids; 4. Consulting and Advisory Services - transportation, school building, school lunch, retirement, reorganization, fiscal, legal,'counseling citizen groups; 5. Surveys and Research - collection, statistical treatment, and dissemination of data that has a bearing on better understanding and improvement of the school and its program; 6. Public Relations-representation of the school to the community by participation in many areas of community life, news releases to the press, radio and television. 13,072 Square Miles, 21,360 Pupils The Clearfield County Office, headed by Superintendent Fred E. Sweely, performs all of these functions in one degree or another, tailoring its services in some categories to the needs and wishes of the area it serves. Its territory includes ports of Centre, Clinton, Jefferson and Cambria Counties in addition to all of Clearfield County, a total of 13,072 square miles. During the past 1965-66 school year, schools directly or indirectly under its jurisdiction had an enrollment of 21,360 pupils. Incidentally, the Clearfield and DuBois Area School Districts are not under the direct jurisdiction of the county office because they have their own superintendents, but both are entitled to and do use services of the county office. Mr. Sweely is the 17th superintendent to serve Clearfield County since 1854 when Dr. A. T. Schriver was elected at .a meeting held in the old Town Hall on East Pine Street in Clearfield at a salary of $200. Others who have served were L. L. Still, 1859-61; Jesse Broomall, 1861-64; G. B. Sanford, 1864-67; George W. Snyder, 1867-75; J. A. Gregory, 1875-81; M. L. McQuown, 1881-87; Matthew Savage, 1887-93; B. C. Youngman, 1893-99; George W. Weaver, 1899-01; E. C. Schields, 1901-05; W. E. Tobias, 1905-14; C. A. Weisgarber, 1914-18; W. P. Trostle, 1918-1941; F. R. Kniss, 1941-42; and D. A. Yingling, 1942-1958. 20 Members Since 1937 Since its establishment in October, 1937, the seven-member Clearfield County Board has had only 20 different members. A five-member board elected in 1937 included Grover Bell, W. C. Arnold, Mrs. E. E. Hile, Walter Stewart and Hugh Lawhead. J. Harold McFadden and W. I. Swoope were added to the board in 1940 and subsequent members have been Kenneth C. Shirey, Ralph Pearce, Robert J. Allison, Charles G. Ammerman, Oliver L. Hoover, Gard C. Shoff, James E. Hoffman, Melvin Young, Don Bailey, Rev. S. D. Sigler, Paul Silberblatt, Frank E. McCabe and William E. Frank. The present board is composed of Messrs. McCabe, Silberblatt, Shirey, Young, Shoff, Hoffman and Frank. The County Office levies no taxes and receives no income directly from taxpayers. As^oted earlier, salaries of the superintendent, his assistants and the supervisor of special education are paid by the Commonwealth through the Department of Public lnstructionv All salaries of special education staff members, numbering about 45 in the county, also are paid by the Commonwealth through the County Board. Where travel is required of members of the County Office staff, including those In special education work, their travel expenses are paid by the state and are rigidly controlled. Office space, secretarial help, materials and supplies and such services as telephone, postage, etc. are provided by the County Commissioners from the general budget. The iota! appropriation for the calendar year of 1966 from the county amounts to $9,910 for these services. Future articles will discuss in more detail specific services, including the special education program, provided by the Clearfield County Superintendent of Schools' office and its staff. The Progress Today's Chuckle A woman, does not ,mind seeing a man make a fool of himself so long as some other woman isn't helping him. Vol. 60 - No. 171 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, July 21, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY After Exciting, Significant Flight... Gemini Crew Coming Home By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - One of man's most exciting and significant space adventures reaches a blazing climax late today when the Gemini 10 astronauts make a meteoric dive back through the atmosphere, bringing home a bundle of records. Command pilot John W. Young, a Navy Commander, and space-walker Michael Collins, an Air Force major, planned to trigger the retro-rockets on their fuel-short spacecraft at 3:31 p.m. EST to start a fiery descent. The landing in the Atlantic about 550 miles east southeast of Cape Kennedy was timed for 4:07 p.m. A recovery force of ships and planes headed by the helicopter aircraft carrier Guadalcanal was stationed in the planned landing zone, where weather conditions were reported good. Until the re-entry, the astronauts were to drift through space, conserving their precious remaining fuel and conducting whatever photographic and scientific experiments they could. They were ready to come home after three days aloft. In that period they had had the hatch open three times - twice for Collins' business outside and once to jettison items no longer needed. Discussing that Wednesday night, Young commented: "We'd like to try for five - on the water. One on the left side, one on the right - no more, thank you." Despite problems that forced Collins to cut short two space excursions, the flight of Gemini 10 was rated one of the best U.S. manin-space trips yet. "This mission is one of the most rewarding we've ever flown," commented Flight Director Glynn Lunney, "John and Mike performed magnificently." Lunney said Gemini 10 proved the feasibility of rendezvous with both an active and a passive satellite - the Agena 10 and the Agena 8; that man can survive outside a spacecraft, and that a manned satellite can dock with a fuel tanker in space for long periods and use its engine for maneuvering. Navy Cmdr. Alan L. Bean, a Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 LBJ Says U. S. Would React To Trials by Hanoi By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson, while carefully avoiding retaliation threats, says the American people would "react accordingly" should Hanoi try downed U. S. pilots on charges of war crimes. Asked about North Vietnamese threats that such trials will be launched, Johnson responded at a news conference Wednesday by saying: "I think the people of this country and the peaceful people of the world would find this action very revolting and repulsive, - Five Are Shot By Police In Riot-Torn Area and would react according- ly." Johnson twice skirled questions about possible American retaliation against any trials of the American prisoners. A standing-room-only crowd of newsmen gathered in the klieg-lighted East Room of the White House for the 35 minute conference, aired by television and radio networks. Some other highlights: Johnson said: "The patience of the American people is being tried" by machinist union members on strike against five airlines. "We have no legal remedies left to us" to halt the walkout, he said, but promised continued use of persuasion in an effort to effect a settlement. The President expressed the opinion that the nation's white majority wants to see the Negro minority achieve equality "without violence." Deploring recent racial violence in the cities, he urged all citizens to stand for law and order. Discussing his plans for the 1966 congressional election season, Johnson said he "will take advantage of every opportunity to go out into the country to discuss our program, our convictions, and to tell them what we Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Philipsburg Has Low Cold: 33 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cool Canadian air flowed over Pennsylvania today, bringing record lows to some parts of the state this morning. The Weather Bureau said the mercury fell to 51 degrees at Philadelphia, breaking the previous low of 54 degrees, set in 1894. At Pittsburgh, the temperature was 46 degree's breaking the previous low of 47 degrees set last year. But the lowest reading in the state was at Philipsburg, where it was 33 degrees. It was 38 at Bradford. The Weather Bureau said a high pressure system centered over the Great Lakes brought the cooler air into Pennsylvania. It predicted readings in the 30s in some valleys in western Pennsylvania. The Weather Bureau said the system should drift toward the southeast today and the pleasant weather should continue through Friday. CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) - A 16-year-old Negro mother and her two children, including a 7-month-old boy, were among five persons wounded early today when police and troops opened fire on an auto about five blocks from the riot-wracked Hough Avenue area on the East Side. A National Guardsmen also was hit. Four-year-old Christopher Green was shot in the head and reported in serious condition at Lakeside Hospital. He was in surgery. Mrs. Diane Towns was hit in the face and shoulder. Her son, Emanuel Towns, was shot in the leg. Ernest Williams, 12, the young woman's brother, also was hit in the leg. All were reported in satisfactory condition. Guard Capt. James Pletcher of Lake Milton was hit in the leg by a glancing shot. He also was reported in satisfactory condition. Hospital officials said Mrs. Towns was listed as the mother of both children. The mother, her children and the brother were in the auto, police said. The driver, not immediately identified, was not hit, police said. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 A MARINE OF MANY TALENTS - Marine Sgt. Bruce Martin shows some Vietnamese children how to blow bubbles during a respite from the grimmer occupations of war in a hamlet near Hue. Martin received the soap bubble toy, along with other toys for the Vietnamese children, in a package from his mother in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Wirephoto) In Operation ESTAK ... Grange Youngsters Pay Honor to Marine The youth of Harmony Grange A spokesman for the Har- have honored the memory of a mony Grange young people said man who gave everything he that Pfc. Hartzell had ideas on had - his life - so that the helping South Vietnamese peo- people of South Viet Nam might ---~-- _ , _ , , live in peace. Please .Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 The young people, as a me- , morial to Marine Pfc. Sammy mSICC 1116 PrOOTeSS Lowell Hartzell of Patchinville, ' have contributed $50 to Opera- Classified Ads ...... 16, 17 tion ESTAK, the Progress- Hints From Heloise .... 20 WCPA campaign to provide Comics ................. 19 some 800 children in South Viet News From Around World 18 Nam with educational supplies. Sports ............... 14, 15 Pfc. Hartzell, son of Samuel Obituaries .............. 18 and Edna Hartzell, was killed Hospital News ........2, 18 in action in South Viet Nam'last Editorial, Columns ...... 4 March. He was the first Clear- Social News . . 3, 20 field County man to die on that Sunday School Lesson .. 1.1 battlefield. Church News ........... 13 Three Air Force Planes Downed Over N. Viet Nam By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - North Viet Nam's antiaircraft defenses shot down three more U. S. Air Force planes - one a radar ship packed with electronic detection and jamming gear - as American pilots ran through another barrage of missiles and sighted more Communist MIGs, the U. S. military command announced today. The twin-jet RB66 reconnaissance plane with a crew of six was the second of its type reported lost in the war. The other planes brought down in raids Wednesday were - both single-seat F105 Thund- - B |% I erchief fighter - bombers, Joint Budget Committee To Meet bringing the announced toll of American aircraft over the Communist North to 298. All eight airmen were listed as missing. The North Vietnamese fired mm I off nine Soviet-built surface-to- Rn/\flfl3lf air m'ssi'es an(i American pilots I IvIIUClY sighted six Communist jet fight-* crs, the U.S. command said. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There wa> no report of any HARRISBURG (AP) - A clashes wilh tne enemy planes, newly appointed joint conference committee, seeking to break the stalemate over legislative approval of the state budget, has scheduled its first meeting for Monday. Under the U.S. command's usual reporting policy, there was no announcement whether the planes were lost to missiles or conventional ground fire. The RB66 was hit about 70 miles north-northwest of Hanoi, A Republican member of the wniie one of the Thundcrchiefs bipartisan committee, formed went down on a strike 60 miles Tuesday, said its initial task north-northeast of Hanoi, a U.S. would be to determine how much spokesman said, money there was to spend in the The location of the other loss current fiscal year. was not immediately an- "First we will determine the nounced. money available; then we will Seven American planes have work on the general appropria- been reported shot down in tions, and then after that North Viet Nam this week. On we will know how much money Tuesday, a missile knocked is left for non - preferred ap- down one U.S. plane and a propriations," said Sen. Robert MIG17 got another. American D. Fleming, R - Allegheny. He added that the Senate eventually would pass legislation making the University of Pittsburgh a state - related institution and reducing the tuition from $1,400 to $450 a year. The Pitt legislation, already passed by the Democratic-controlled House, appears to be the key to breaking the stalemate. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 Water Interruption IRVONA - William Giles, maintenance supervisor of the Irvona Water Authority, announced today that water service in the Blain City and Rose-budget bud areas will be suspended tomorrow from 8 a. m. until noon. c r> , ,ui:,o, ,.,,.-,( (ha The shut-off is necessary so Senate Republicans want tne * K that workmen may install a new Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 fire hydrant. Park sum-fa ir- Fair with little temperature change through tonight. Low tonight in the low 40s or high 30s. Friday will be sunny and a little warmer. Sunrise 5:58-Sunset 8:38 Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. m. - 4.10 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 4.10 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Wednesday I o w 44; High 86. Overnight low 46. Driving Park Taking on Look Of fairground The Clearfield Driving is beginning to wear its mer look - that of a ground where Central Pennsylvania's largest fir is put on annually. With only a little more than a week till the opening of the Clearfield County Fair at noon Aug. 1, the park has become a busy place. Members of the Clearfield Fire Department, who manage the Fair for the county's Agricultural Society, are holding regular nightly and Sunday work sessions preparing the grounds and repairing the exhibit buildings. The work of Installing some 2,500 new bleacher seats is completed and the setting up of the stage for the grandstand revue is expected to be finished this Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4 70. Mid - State Airport Wednesday low 43; High Overnight low 33. Court Gives Youth Suspended Sentence BELLEFONTE - Judge R. Paul Campbell meted out sentences to six persons entering guilty pleas before the Centre County Court this week and the charges against a seventh person were nol-prossed. Harvey E. Shoffner, 18, of Philipsburg, charged with operating a vehicle without a license, second offense, received a suspended sentence and was placed on probation for two years on the condition that he comply with arrangements to be made by the probation officer for his vocational rehabilitation and that he pay costs of prosecution. Brown's Starts Grand Opening Event f rid ay Tomorrow signals the grand opening of Brown's Boot Shop at 233 Market St., Clearfield. The store, which has been in various stages of remodeling since Jan. 10, has been completely done over from top to bottom. And, William J. Mack, store manager, has invited area residents to visit the store during its grand opening. As a special feature, the firm is giving away free cash awards. Registration for the cash awards is without obligation- there's nothing to buy. Prizes in the following amounts will be awarded: first $100; second, $75; third, $50; three fourth prizes, $25 each; and 20 fifth prizes, $10 each. As for the remodeling, air conditioning has been installed on both the first and second floors for customers' convenience. A Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 GREEN AND YELLOW tones brighten up the brand new store front for Brown's Boot Shop, located at 233 Market St., Clearfield. The new store front was one of many improvements made by the firm during its major remodeling program. Water Authority Sets Repairs at Clearfield The Clearfield Municipal Authority announced today that there may be discoloration of water and low pressure Saturday while repairs will be made to a water main crossing in the river at Elizabeth Street. Work on the repair project will begin at 8 a. m. and continue until aproximately 4 p. m., Benjamin R. Bodle, Authority manager said. The Authority has also requested that there be no boating in the repair area during this time.