Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 25, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle With all the automatic equipment in homes today, about the only thing that is washed-by-hand is people. The Progress Reader's Tip For a complete report from the world of sports, turn to Pages 10 and 11. Vol. 60 - No. 174 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Mo�hannon Valley, Pa., Monday, July 25, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY North Viet Leader Says 'A/o Trial in View'... U. S. Mum on Ho s Reply on POW's WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department withheld comment today on a cable from North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minn to the Columbia Broadcasting System declaring there is "no trial in view" for captured American airmen. CBS had sent a message Thursday to the North Vietnamese leader asking whether he had decided to place the airmen on trial. Ho's four-word reply, in English, was received Sunday. The Hanoi government had indicated earlier that the captured pilots would be tried as war criminals. The Pentagon says about 45 Americans are captives in North Viet Nam and contends they should be treated as prisoners of war. Roving Ambassador W. Aver-ell Harriman again cautioned Hanoi Sunday against going through with threats to try the Americans, but declined to predict what sanctions the United States would invoke if the trials were held. Harriman, appearing on a locally televised program, "Meeting of the Minds," on WRC, also indicated that Hanoi has shown no willingness to exchange the U.S. airmen in the North for several hundred North Vietnamese prisoners held in the South. But the ambassador, who heads U.S. efforts in behalf of Ihe American prisoners, said "there has been some movement" in efforts to free some 18 GIs held by Vict Cong guerrillas in South Viet Nam. Rep. Roman C. Pucinski, D-111., said Sunday in Chicago that Hanoi would violate its own pledge for safe treatment of prisoners if it does try the U.S. airmen. Pucinski displayed a leaflet printed in both English and Vietnamese and signed "South Viet Nam Liberation Army." "Obviously, you are a prisoner of war. You have no rights and no responsibilities to observe the code of conduct of the U.S. Army," the leaflet said in part. "The South Viet Nam National Liberation Front is struggling for national independence, having justice and applying a hu- man, lenient policy towards prisoners of war: no killing, no beating, no humiliating prisoners of war." Pucinski apparently based his conclusion on the official U.S. policy that Hanoi controls and directs the operations of the Nu-tional Liberation Front, or Viet Cong as it generally is known. Thus, he said: "There is not the slightest doubt in my mind that Hanoi will commit a monumental violation of its own code for treatment of prisoners of war if it attempts to prosecute or otherwise punish our American soldiers." South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky repealed Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Clearfield County Fair To Open Next Monday By this time next week the 1966 Clearfield County Fair will be under way and the first of thousands of fair-goers will be filing through the gates. The Fair opens officially af noon next Monday, but It will actually get under way next Sunday night when the Clearfield Ministerium again holds union vesper services -;-;- in front of the grandstand. State Agriculture Secretary Plans County fair Visit inside The Progress prft /Zftlf Pr Marines Press Push in North... Adams County is hard hit by I IU VvllVl--____ Adams County is hard hit by drought. See Page 8. Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Heloise ____ 16 Comics ............... 15 News From Around World 2 Sports .............. 10, 11 Obituaries ............ 2, 3 Hospital News ........ 3, 11 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News.............. 8 School News .......... 5, 7 State News Briefs ...... 13 Killed In flec/s Air Mishap "Secretary of Agriculture Day" will be observed at the annual Clearfield County Fair on Friday, Aug. 5. Dr. Leland H. Bull, state secretary of agriculture, will personally appear at the Clearfield County event and spend an hour or two before noon visiting informally with farmers and agribusiness leaders. Following a business luncheon meeting, he will return to the fairgrounds until 2:30 p. m. The Secretary will make his headquarters at the mobile milk display unit which will be exhibited at the Fair on Aug. 4, 5 and 6. A special press conference also is being arranged at which representatives of all local newspapers, radio and television stations are invited. The mobile milk exhibit has been assigned to appear a certain number of days at as many fairs as possible. It will go from here to the Great Bedford Fair Dr. Frederick Wertz, president of Lycoming College, will bring the message at the services at 7:30 p. m. Opening Day will be one of the big days of Fair Week and the advance sale of reserved and box seat tickets indicate it will be a sell-out. A big firemen's parade, the personal appearance of Miss Pennsylvania and the Clearfield County 4-H Horse Show will highlight the first day's program. The 4-H Horse Show with 23 classes will start at 12:30 p.m., just one half hour after the Fair officially opens. The winners will, participate in the seven-county District 4-H Show later this summer. The firemen's parade will begin moving through the business district en route to the park at 7 p. m. Parade Chairman Hiram Caldwell said that at least 100 units -bands, drum and bugle corps, marching groups and pieces of fire equipment - will be in the parade's three divisions. The parade will be judged in front of the grandstand by members of the All-American Association of Contest Judges. More than $2,000 in prize money Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 No Progress Reported Sunday ... 5 Strike-Bound Airlines Have Lost $126 Million By VERN HAUGLAND WASHINGTON (AP) - The five airlines closed down by the machinists' strike estimated today their revenue losses so far total almost $126 million. They estimated their striking and furloughed employes have lost almost $29 million in pay since machinists walked off their jobs 18 days ago. The airlines - Eastern, National, Northwest, Trans World and United - listed the estimates as their representatives and those of the UFL-CIO International Association of Machinists prepared to resume negotiations. A one-hour session Sunday produced no progress, Asst. Secretary of Labor James J. Reynolds reported. He said the union and management were still far apart on all the issues. Reynolds said a new disagreement involving Northwest Airlines' military and flights 'did not figure in the talks here. He said that dispute would be taken up privately by the airline and the union. Northwest said three of its military flights were delayed aturday night by the refusal of aircraft crews to cross picket lines in spite of an agreement that military flights would continue throughout the strike. A union spokesman at negotiations here said he had not been informed of the difficulty and the airline had made no request for union help. The airlines made public a "fact sheet" giving these figures: -With the cancellation of 4.-100 flights a day, about 154,000 domestic passengers normally flown daily by the five airlines are forced to find alternate transportation. -The strike has shut down 61 per cent of the major airline service and 70 per cent of the nation's air mail capacity. -The strike has left 68 cities - including five stale capitals - without trunk airline service. -Key routes, such as New York-Mia mi. Chicago-Miami, Union Members Approve Pact With Penelec A vote of acceptance by the membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on a new two-year labor agreement with Pennsylvania Electric Company was announced yesterday by the union and utility. The new contract, which extends to May 25, 1968, will be signed today at Johnstown. The vote, taken on an agreement reached by the IBEW System Council and Penelec last Tuesday, was conducted on Friday by each of the seven locals included in the Council and tallied Sunday. The new contract provides for wage increases of: 3.52 per cent, retroactive to May 26; and 3.40 per cent in 1967. It also provides for a two-cent rise in the shift differentials; for company payment of the full cost of the employe's portion of hospital-medical - surgical insurance; and, effective Jan. 1, 1967, for additional sick leave allowance. Other features of the agreement for the most part deal with specific types of jobs and with reaching abetter understanding on the use of outside contractors. The company estimates that the economic package will represent increases in its payroll costs for its IBEW employes of 4.999 per cent and 4.092 per cent respectively in each of the two years. The IBEW represents about 1,450 employes in three of Pene- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 By GEORGE MCARTHUR SAIGON. South Viet Nam (AP) - Viet Cong guerrillas, Tnnvlantfl Wifo DlP* striking before dawn, attacked iuny temu, tf iic uic, njne ou[poR(s almost within earshot of the South Vietnamese capital early today. The wave of hit-and-run attacks south of Saigon was a Communist response to the large-scale ground and air oper- after rear-guard North Vietnam-ations elsewhere in the country ese troops inflicted heavy losses flashing smile had charmed the by American, Korean and South on a company of Marines. The ^olfing millions of two conti--- Strike Near Saigon Lema,Wife Die; Craft Crashes On Illinois Golf Course LANSING, 111. (AP) - Tony Lema, the delightful Champagne Kid whose quick wit and Vietnamese troops. In the far north just below the demilitarized zone, U.S. Marines continued to press into the rugged hills and deep jungles where 698 North Vietnamese regulars have been reported killed in an 11-day sweep. The U.S. command in Saigon said the fighting had tapered off enemy kept up harassing fire during the night but the bulk of the North Vietnamese 324B Division appeared to have evaded the Marine sweep by fleeing toward Laos. An American spokesman in Saigon s .id the division had been badly chewed up. The harried North Vietnamese regulars caught a rain of bombs this afternoon from high-altitude B52s. The Air Force Plan To Reduce Tuition at Pitt To Be Pushed By PAUL ZDINAK HARRISBURG (AP) - chief sponsor of legislation nents, died as he had lived-on the golf course. Lema, 32, his wife Betty, and two others were killed Sunday night when their light plane plunged into the manicured turf of a golf course straddling the Indiana-Illinois state line. The other victims were Mrs. Doris Mullen of Joliet, 111., the pilot, and Dr. George Bard of Kankekee, III., the copilot. The plane was en route to Joliet from Akron, Ohio, where Lema had played in the Professional Golfers Association provide a tuition reduction at the Championship Sunday. It University of Pittsburgh says he crashed and burst into flames is sticking by his guns for a on the Lansing Sportsman's tuition cut for part-time as well Club course. as full - time Pennsylvania Lema was scheduled to play students, in the one-day $12,000 Lincoln- The legislator, Rep. K. Lcroy shire Tourney at Crete, 111., to- Irvis, D-AUegheny, today termed day. the situation at Pitt as "crit- A witness, Louis Campagna, ical." said the low-flying plane However, another Pittsburgh swerved to avoid a group of area lawmaker, Senate Appro-people standing near the club- priations Chairman Robert, D. house, the engines died, then Fleming, said there was "A -started and died again, and the question" as to whether the "pro-plane plunged to the ground, posed tuition cut could be ex-digging up a furrow near the tended to part-time students, seventh green before bursting "If Pitt part-time students get into flames. a tuition reduction the same "The pilot was a hero," he would have to apply to Temple said. "The plane swerved to the University and Pennsylvania State University," Fleming, an District Road Toll This Year Accidents ........... 391 Injured .............. 2.14 Damages ....... $268,100 Deaths .............. 11 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 2 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 381 Injured .............. 274 Damages ....... $265,422 Deaths ............... 8 Deaths Elsewhere ..... 1 Blood Sought For Defense At Clearfield Plans have completed for this Thursday's Department of Defense Blood Donor Day, a cooperative effort of the American National Red Cross and National Guard Units throughout the United States. With the 121st Transportation Company, Pennsylvania National Guard, in charge of donor recruitment the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in operation from 4 to 8 p. m. in the National Guard Armory, Coal Hill Road. Capt.. Philip C. Armstrong, commanding officer of the 121st Unit, and Mrs. Raymond Hain-Two persons were hospitalized sey> Clearfield Red Cross Chap-and three others less seriously ter B!0od program chairman, said the R52 raid from Gkam, the third in South Viet Nam today, hit a suspected regimental command post only two miles south of the 17th Parallel. The nine guerrilla attacks south of Saigon were aimed at small outposts held by lightly armed South Vietnamese militia forces. Starting a few hours after midnight the Vict Cong began harassing posts strung in a crescent about 16 to 25 miles south of the city. Most of the attacks were limited to mortar fire or machine-gun bursts from the darkness. The Viet Cong attempted to overrun two posts held by 25 or fewer South Vietnamese. In both cases the Viet Cong were hurled back, and they melted into the night. A government spokesman said the South Vietnamese suffered no casualties in most of the brief fights and the Viet Cong carried off all except three of their dead. Although weather hampered air assaults in the North, a military spokesman said Air Force, Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Two Hospitalized Following County Rood Accidents LBJ May Have Stirred Senators With Sharp Reply By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- injured in traffic accidents in sai^ today that any resident of dent Johnson's sharp reply to Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 first Report On New Point System Seen Week Away Allegheny County Republican, said'. Both legislators have fought hard over the months to get a tuition for Pitt students similar to ones made possible at Temple and Penn State by the 1965 Legislature. "It is not that I care less for Clearfield County over the week end. Harvey Finnegan, 47, of West-port, Clinton County, and Edward T. Wouderling, 35, of Kersey, are listed in fair condition the Clearfield area who wishes to support this Department of Defense blood collection program will be welcome anytime during the 4 to 8 p. m. visit. Ample parking is available at in the Clearfield Hospital after lhe Coal Hill Armory for the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Mostly fair and warm through Tuesday except for widely scattered evening thundershowers. Low tonight in the low 60s. Sunrise 6:02-Sunset 8:35 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 4.55 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 4.50 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 62; High 84. Overnight low 64. Precipitation .10 inches. Mid - State Airport Sunday low 63; High 80. Overnight low 56. Five - Day Forecast July 26-30: Temperatures will average near or a few degrees above normal. The normal high is 80 to 83, and the normal low 61 to 62. It will be warm Tuesday and Wednesday, but cooler Thursday, followed by slowly rising temperatures at the end of the week. Rainfall will average one-half to three-quarters of an inch. Showers are expected Wednesday and Thursday and aonin at the end of the August Weather Contest Starting What will be the highest temperature in August? Take a guess and if you guess correctly you may win up to $20 for yourself in The Progress Temperature Contest. All you have to do is guess what the high temperature will be, giving the date and lime of day you think it will be that warm. Jot all this down on a postcard and send it with your name, address and telephone number tc Temperature Contest, in care of The Progress, Clearfield. The person submitting the most accurate prediction will be the winner of a $20 cash prize. A second prize of $10 also is offered. Entries are limited to only one per person and must be postmarked no later than Sunday, July 31, to be eligible. Try your luck. After all, your guess is as good as the next person's - maybe better, State To Present Evidence Against Speck to Grand Jury HARRISBURG (AP) - Traffic Safety Commissioner Harry H. Brainerd said today it would be at least a week before his bureau begins receiving statistics concerning the new point system for traffic violators. "This is because the point system works on the date of con- CHICAGO (AP) - Evidence viction, not on the date of the state will use in its case arrest," Brainerd said. "I anti- against Richard Speck, accused cipale a week or longer before of strangling and stabbing eight we get these figures." nurses, was scheduled to be He said the justices of the presented to the Cook County peace usually send in their dis- grand Jury today, positions by the 10th of each State's Atty. Daniel Ward said month. Sunday, "We anticipate the pre- The unique point system went sentation of this case to the into effect Sunday for Pennsyl- gTn<* Jury Monday." vania motorists along with a Speck, 24, is confined to the law increasing the basic speed city jail hospital where he has limit from 50 to 55 miles per been since his arrest July 17. hour. His condition was reported Sun- Braincrd cautioned, however, day as satisfactory, that until road signs are ad- Speck is charged with mur-justed, the motorist must abide dcring Gloria Jean Davy, 22, Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 1 their car struck the end of a bridge at Mahaffey at about 5 p. m. yesterday. Mr. Finnegan, the driver, suffered cuts of the nose and right eye, brush burns of the right forearm, left leg and forehead and brush burns of the chest wall. Also treated in the hospital over the weekend were: Kitty Mayhew, 19, of Clearfield R. D. 2; Sally Kephart, 27, of Sandy Ridge; and Delores Lecker, 47, of St. Marys. Miss Mayhew was riding in a station wagon driven by Daniel R. Kane, 16, of 508 S. Second St.. Clearfield, which collided with a car operated by Domi-nick D. Mollura, 19, of 705 Elk Ave., Clearfield. The accident happened at 3:50 p. m. yesterday on Route 879 near the M. Guy Stewart Garage. State police said the highway was slippery from the afternoon shower. Both cars were going north on Route 879 and Mr. Moilura stopped to wait for oncoming traffic before turning left into Route 17086. Mr. Kane, who told convenience of prospective donors. The regular professional and volunteer staff of the Red Cross Bloodmobile program will be on hand, as in a regularly-scheduled community visit, to process donor appointments, collect and forward the blood to Department of Defense centers. Members of the 121st Transportation Co.. with one platoon and headquarters at Clearfield and two other platoons recruited from Punxsutawney, are scheduled to give blood at the July 28 visit. Any assist from the general public to help boost the total collection will be greatly appreciated. Rain Shortens Trip Rain cut short the free trips of the S. S. Progress on the river at Clearfield yesterday after 35 persons were given rides in two trips. Twenty-three children and 12 adults made up the 35 passengers. Out-of-town guests were from Slate College and Altoona, while out-of-state visitors were from Washington, D. C, California and New Jersey. Sen. J. W. Fulbright's speech questioning the President's Asian aims may harden senatorial foreign policy dissent. The White House said Fulbright's criticism of Johnson's Asian policy was inconsistent, disappointing and difficult' to follow. Presidential press secretary Bill D. Moyers added that he found Fulbright had "misread and misinterpreted" Johnson's speech on Asian policies two weeks ago. If Johnson found it difficult to follow the Foreign Relations Committee chairman's reasoning-as Moyers reported-Fulbright's colleagues got the point the Arkansas Democrat was making Friday in a Senate speech. If Johnson found it difficult to follow the Foreign Relations Committee chairman's reasoning - as White House press secretary Bill D. Moyers reported - Fulbright's colleagues got Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 County Firemen Plan For Representation IRVONA - Arrangements for representation at the Central District Firemen's Convention were made here yesterday at the monthly meeting of the Clearfield County Volunteer Firemen's Association. William Lewis of Hnutzdale, retiring president of the association, was named delegate to the convention, and arrangements were completed for sending Miss Patty Eckberg of Hnutzdale, county queen, to compete in the Central District pageant. The events will be held at Bellefonte Aug. ]9-20. In other matters, tentative plans for programs and olijee- wec <. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 JET AGE - An experimental twin-jet-powered train breezes through Toledo, Ohio, heading for tests that may bring rail speed records to America, and put railroad passenger service bock on a paying basis. Tests were made on a special section of track between Bryan, Ohio, and Butler, Ind. ' (AP Wirephoto) NYCRR Tests Of 'Megtrans' Are Successful BRYAN, Ohio (AP) - The "Megtrans" may be around to stay. It flashed across the countryside Sunday at breathtaking speed, this jet propelled experimental prototype, in concluding its initial tests by the New York Central System. From all outward appearances, the runs from Butler, Ind., to Bryan were a big success. The NYC, when it's ready lo talk about the "black beetle," as onlookers dubbed it, may have an announcement of major significance. As the tests drew to a close, railroad officials looked satisfied. "We're smiling," said one in answer to questions about how the tests had gone. "In fact, we're very happy Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Key Club Earns $48 for ESTAK When the boys of the Clearfield Area Senior High School Key Club complete a project they usually surpass even their own expectations. Such was the case Saturday when the club earned $48 for Operation ESTAK in a car wash held at the Ross Buick garage. Prior to the public service event club officials said they hoped to collect at least $30. The boys, under the direction of President Dennis Dixon, worked all day at the Ross garage and also came up with some donations of tablets and boxes of crayons for ESTAK (Educational Supplies to An Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Clearfield Council Asks Fish Stocking Clearfield Borough Council has requested the Pennsylvania Fish Commission to stock the river at Clearfield. Council unanimously approved the stocking project after it was suggested by President William F. Anderson. Mr. Anderson, whose home overlooks the river, said that there has been a great interest in fishing in the river since it was stocked with pike and bass last fall by the Old Town Sportsmen's Club. "Youngsters can be seen fishing in the river every day and if we had more fish, it could be a real attraction for Clearfield," be said.