Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 26, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
today's Chuckle A successful merchant lamented: "I always wanted my son to inherit the business, but the Government beat him to it." The Progress Reader's Tip Tonight's editorial on Page 4 discusses 'Our Swim Pool and Responsibility.' Vol. 60 - No. 175 Our 56th Yeor Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, July 26, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Senate Action Urged in Airlines Strike Highways - Clearfield Schools... Seen As Faculty List Area Key OK'd by Board ^:Pr09re.s! Red Mortar County Man Site Hit Killed at Work By Bombers On Shortway Philipsburg Chamber Acts on Route 53, Shortway Matters PHILIPSBURG - Improved highways are the key to the area's improvement and prosperity, Chamber of Commerce directors stated last night during the monthly meeting of the board. A committee will meet with Kylertown area residents to seek joint action in urging reconstruction and relocation of Route 53 between the two communities and to seek joint action in having both community names affixed to the Keystone Shortway interchange at Kylertown. The desirability in having the name Philipsburg attached to the Kylertown Interchange was cited as eastbound traffic would leave the highway at that point. There was further discussion on the planned resurfacing and improvements to be made to Route 504 between Philipsburg and Black Moshannon. The need for improvements on Route 322, between Philipsburg and Port Matilda, was cited. A report was given on the dedication ceremonies to be held Sept. 10 at the Bloomsburg fairgrounds for a 103-mile stretch of the Keystone Shortway, from White Deer to the New Jersey line. In addition to Gov. Scran-ton and state officials, governors from neighboring states will participate and an invitation has been sent to President Johnson. The plans call for caravans starting from the two ends and meeting at Bloomsburg where there will be an ox roast, an antique car show and the State Police rodeo. In addition to lengthy discussions concerning highways, the directors aired developments on the industrial front, heard a report on the Sidewalk Sales to be Please turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Personnel, operating and other reports occupied the attention of the directors of the Clearfield Area School District at a regular meeting last night. With opening of the 1966-67 term just about six weeks away, faculty resignations and appointments were of primary concern.-- Resignations were accepted, Matthew G. Myers, Philipsburg- with regret, from Sandra Kin- Qsceola High School 1959, Mans- kead and Helen Peters of the fie]d state College 1966; John elementary staff and Patricia Qsborn, Curwensville High Rummings Haney, Jerilyn Man- School 1%2, Clarion State Col- kovec, Connie May and Joyce ]ege 1966 ancj Mrs. Bonnie L. Rowles of the senior high staff, stoudnour, Altoona Catholic New elementary teachers who High School 1960, Pennsylvania will greet classes this fall are: State University 1964. Mrs. Margaret McCracken Ab- other appointments, these in rino, Clearfield High School, tne secondary department, in- graduate in 1959, Lock Haven clude: Mrs< Mary jane Helsel, State College, 1964; John C. Moshannon Valley High School Axelson, CHS 1960, Pennsylva- 1952) Lock Haven State College nia State University, 1966; Mrs. 1956 witn graduate work at Elaine Carfley Boal, CHS 1962, permsyiVania State University, Pennsylvania Stale University (o return as junior High Eng- 1966; Thomas F. Brigandi. CHS lish teacher; Gary G. Witherow, 1959, Lock Haven State College Curwensville High School 1961, 1966; Vaughn M. Garvin, DuBois Indiana State College 1966, Jun- High School 1962, Clarion State ior High math and science; College 1966; Mrs. Joann Beam Eugene Duck, CHS 1955, Uni- Gehr, Ephrata High School versjty 0f Nevada 1965 with 1.963, Millersville Stale College teaching experience in Reno, 1966; Mrs. Mary Jacobson; NeVi| and Burns, Ore., as Senior Autumn Irwin, Curwensville High physical education teacher High School 1961, Shenandoah - College, Winchester, Va., 1965; Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Hints From Heloise - 12 Comics ................ 11 News From Around World 2 Sports ................ 6, 7 Obituaries ............ . 2 Hospital News ........ 3, 9 Editoril, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............ 12 Today in History ........ 4 State News Briefs ...... 3 Lab Facility Aired At Unofficial Meeting Of Hospital Trustees PHILIPSBURG - Lack of a quorum canceled last night's monthly meeting of the Philipsburg Stale General Hospital Board of Trustees. However, four of the nine trustees - Arthur Rydberg, William A. France, Ned Cummings and Robert Williams - met unofficially for a half-hour with Administrator Perry E. Curtis and Dr. James P. Scott, president of the medical staff. Discussion centered on Mr. Curtis' meeting at Harrisburg today with Secretary of Welfare Max Roscnn and a meeting tomorrow with other stale officials. Mr. Curtis, Dr. Scott and several of the trustees hope to bring up the matter of the proposed laboratory facility for the hospital with the proper authorities tomorrow. As plans stand now, there is no provision for an X-ray department in the proposed laboratory building. The trustees, at last month's meeting, went on record as being strongly in favor of having a two-story annex built to house the X-ray and laboratory facilities instead of the proposed one-story annex which would house only the laboratory. Tuesday at fair... Cars, Horses Highlight Events A thrill show by the Joie Chitwood Drivers and the first of 13 harness races will highlight next Tuesday at the 1966 Clearfield County Fair. Tuesday will be observed as Kiddie Day, which means the youngsters will not only get into the grounds free but will be treated to a free grandstand show and to the attractions of the James E. Strates carnival at reduced rates until 6 p. m.-- ------1 _U,... I "I 1 Decision Due On Evidence Against Speck The grandstand show at 11 a. m. will feature Johnnie Laddie and Company, two young men and a girl who do amazing feats on unsupported ladders, and Joe Zoppe's dog and monkey, all from the regular grandstand show. The morning program will be concluded with the Fair's pony races - one division for small ponies and one for large. Cash prizes will be awarded to the young winners. The four afternoons of harness Interpretation Given in Hassle At Harrisburg By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - A legislative aide has suggested that the Slate Constitution may prohibit any attempt by the general assembly this year to bar the use of public funds for birth control purposes. The interpretation by Russell A. Davis, counsel to the House Rules Committee, came to light after the leading foe of birth control, Appropriations Chairman Martin P. Mullen, scored a major victory Monday in the Democratic House caucus. Mullen won caucus support to carry his fight into the House-Senate Conference Committee created to settle the three-month budget dispute between Democrats and Republicans. Mullen and the other House Democratic conferees, Majority Leader Joshua Eilberg, were directed to attempt to have this clause written into the public welfare section of the budget: "No part of any funds appropriated hereunder shall be expended for the support of any birth control programs adopted after the year 1959. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the legislature to reserve unto itself all decisions as to programs in this fundamental area." Davis, however, advised the House Rules Committee, of which Eilberg is chairman, that the Constitution prohibits attaching clauses to the general appropriations bill that would "regulate the manner in which the funds are to be expended." He said the interpretation was supported by several past opinions from the Attorney General's Office. Davis also told the committee Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 CHICAGO (AP) - The Cook County state's attorney expects a decision today by the grand racing begin at 2 p. m. with Jury on the evidence submitted three races of two heats each, against Richard Speck, 24, in Among them will be two West- tne mass murder of eight ern Pennsylvania Colt Races- nurses. a two-year-old colt pace and a State's Atty. Daniel P. Ward said Monday: "I have presented the case to the grand jury and I cannot say what the grand jury is going to do." Ward has said he would seek a murder indictment against Speck for each slaying. Speck is presently charged with mur- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Car, Truck Damaged In Clearfield Mishap Damage amounted to $775 in an accident at the intersection dering Gloria Jean Davy, 22, of of Clearfield's Bridge Street and Dyer, Ind., who police believe Healy Avenue at 7 a. m. today Borough police reported a truck operated by Lynn Cowder, 36, 602 W. Front St., and a car driven by Robert L. Lucas, 40, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., were both traveling west on Bridge Street. Police said the vehicles were side by side on the two-lane street, and the driver of the was the first nurse slain in the methodical July 14 massacre. A murder indictment on each slaying would permit the state to try Speck eight times, if necessary, to get a conviction. Ward added that he expected a grand jury decision today "through some court." Miss Corazon Amurao, 23, a Filipino exchange student who Clearfield Hospital Board of Directors Renames Officers Four officers of the board of directors of the Clearfield Hospital were re-elected at the board's monthly meeting last night. They are: A. Kirk Hile, Clearfield, president; Fred Diehl, Clearfield, vice president; A. Wilson Straw, Curwensville, treasurer; and Mrs. Bernyce B. Dufton, Clearfield, secretary. In addition, all members of the medical staff were re-appointed for the year. Other routine business was also conducted. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Count/ Firemen's Committees Are Announced Committee appointments for the year 1966-67 have been announced by Clifford J. Mann, president of the Clearfield County Volunteer Firemen's Association. The committees are as follows: Public Relations Committee- John H. Walther. Clearfield; William B. McFeeters, Chester Hill; Alex Ackromavich, DuBois; Robert Mondock, Morris Township; and Albert Novitsky, Sandy Hose Co. County Queens Committee - Whitman G. Newton, Clearfield; J. Rex Bloom, Lumber City; Russell Brown, Curwensville; Foster Duck, Grassflat; and Mr. Walther. Parade Committee-Mr. Duck; Hiran Caldwell, Clearfield; William Kyler, Morris Township; Joseph D. Duffalo, Adrian-Sandy; and Larry Peacock, Coalport. Variable c I o u d i ness, warm and humid with scattered showers or thun-dershowers into tonight, low mostly in the 60s. Wednesday partly cloudy, a few scattered showers and not so warm. Sunrise 6:03-Sunset 8;34 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 4.45 feet (falling). Today 7 a, m. - 4.40 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Monday low 64; High 88. 84. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Overnight low 64. Mid - Stat* Airport Monday low 56; High i. Overnight low 58. Stock Market Drops to Lowest Level of Year NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market has slumped to its lowest level of this year. It was staggered Monday by the worst one-day loss since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963. Brokers blamed tight money as one of the causes. One commented: "Tight money is like a noose and keeps on tightening." Other factors mentioned by analysts were the weakness of the British pound and uncertainty about the Viet Nam war. In Washington, the House Banking Committee approved Monday a bill to limit interest paid on some bank deposits in hopes of channeling more funds to institutions that finance building. This, the majority indicated, would help ease the money situation. But the Republican minority said the measure "will not do the trick." Beightol Named As Winburne Postmaster WASHINGTON - The name of Marshall W. Beightol of Winburne, Pa., was included in the list of postmaster nominations confirmed by the Senate last night. Mr. Beightol has been serving as postmaster at Winburne since February, when he replaced Mrs. Esther Johnson. Mrs. Johnson had been serving as acting postmaster following the retirement in 1964 of Stephen Rohart, whose resignation ended 30 years of service at the Winburne Post Office. Married to the former Ruth Kyler of Winburne, Mr. Beightol and his wife are the parents of three sons. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Two Thefts Reported In Philipsburg Area PHILIPSBURG - State Police are investigating thefts from the Stolt Coal Company cleaning plant at One Mile Run and the Austin Powder Co. sheds east of Philipsburg. Lawrence R. Breeds of Philipsburg reported yesterday that gasoline had been stolen from a parked truck al the Austin installation in Rush Township. Two thefts were reported yesterday from the Stott Plant, also in Rush Township. Stolen were a tool box and an engine and radiator from an International grader. Attack Follows New Harrassmenf on U.S. Post Near Saigon By GEORGE MCARTHLR SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Four U.S. Air Force F100 Super Sabres dropped napalm bombs on a suspected Viet Cong mortar site tonight after the Communist mortar men attacked the command post of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division. A U.S. military spokesman said there was no information available on casualties or damage caused by the mortars to the 25th Division command post which is near Cu Chi, 18 18 miles northwest of Saigon. Elsewhere in the South, fighting slackened during the day, but U.S. airmen flew over typhoon winds and through monsoon rains to pound Communist targets north and south of the border. The mortar shells started falling on the 25th Division base at Cu Chi shortly after sunset. There was no report of any casualties. First reports indicated that it was not a major attack but followed the pattern of other Viet Cong harassments on the doorsteps of Saigon in the past few days. A division spokesman at Cu Chi, reached by telephone, said Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 LANSE - A 32-year-old father of five from Curwensville R. D. was killed last night while working on the Keystone Shortway six miles east of here. Joseph O. Whitaker died instantly when he was struck by a large rock hurled through the roof of a truck during a blasting operation. - The fatality occurred in Rush Township, Centre County, in the Peale-Gorton section, not far from the bridge being built over Moshannon Creek. Centre County Deputy Coroner Victor Fleck of Philipsburg said Mr. Whitaker took cover in the cab of a truck when the blasting began. The truck was located about 350 feet from the blasting area. Mr. Fleck said one of the largest boulders blasted away flew into the air and crashed through the roof of the truck, striking the victim on the head. Mr. Whitaker was killed instantly, suffering a crushed skull. The hole in the roof of the cab measured 14 by 16 inches. It was the fourth Shortway fatality in the area since construction of the interstate highway began some three years ago. Yesterday's accident occurred about lVi miles from the place where a 47-year-old carpentry foreman was struck by a crane boom and killed while working on the Shortway in November 1965. Park Kreger of Markleton was killed instantly in that accident. Mr. Whitaker, a son of Clair W. and Sarah Caldwell Whitaker, is survived by his wife and five children of Curwensville R. D. Funeral arrangements, in charge of the Chester C. Chid-boy Funeral Home, Curwensville, were not complete this morning. To Write to Company... Curwensville Council Acts on Odor Complaint CURWENSVILLE - Seventeen Irvin Hill residents went before Curwensville Borough Council last night to ask if anything can be done about a prevailing odor in that sector arising from the Franklin Tanning Co. The residents told Council they believe the odor is coming from a holding basin in which industrial wastes from the tannery are discharged, treated and then released grad- - ually into the West Branch u _ of the Susquehanna River. Hope Fire Company They complained that the Im....�L A........I sme11 nas teen a detriment to 10 LOUnCn AnnUOl outdoor enjoyment and that at r J n �% various times it is almost un- Fund Raising Drive bearable PHILIPSBURG - The Hope In answer to questions, Coun-Fire Company's fourth annual cii said it would forward a letter subscription campaign will be informing the company of their launched next Monday, it was views and asking what, if any, announced today by company steps might be taken to alle-Prcsident Octavius Catherine viate the condition, and Chief Earl L. LeGrand. In other business, Council dis-Both officials urged public cussed a number of police mat-support of this project and ters with Police Chief John pointed out that proceeds from Hoover and Patrolman Richard the drive will be used to im- Olson. prove the company's service to It developed that both the the public through the purchase policemen and Council had re-of new equipment and the main- ceived complaints to the effect tenance of present equipment. that the officers never seem to The campaign will again be be in the right place at the under the direction of Ed Ar- right time, buckle of the Curtis Circulation While admitting that an of-Co. He will be the only solicit- ficer cannot be in two places or and he will have a letter at once, President Frank Har- four Clearfield Properties Bring Bids of $104,500 Four large parcels of property in Clearfield Borough titled to the estate of Nick Colose, three of which are situated in mid-downtown, were bid yesterday at a court-ordered public sale. Two individuals and a realty company bid a combined total of $104,500 for the properties. Two parcels consisting of the former Roxy Theatre building on Third Street and the parking lot behind the building were bid by Leitzinger Bros. Realty Co. for $67,000. Frances Biviano bid on that parcel on Locust and Third Streets which includes a house, a tailor shop and a barber shop. The bid price was $20,000. The remaining property - two houses and a combination garage and apartment building located on Merrill Street in Third Ward - was bid by Car-Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Morse Is Stymied In His Efforts Labor Committee To Be Given Data At Hearing Today BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said today he believes the 19-day airline strike has created a national emergency warranting congressional intervention. The Montana senator said he assumes President Johnson feels the same way. But Mansfield told newsmen he doubts the Senate will act on any strike-stopping legislation before Thursday. By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP), - Hia bid for jet-speed action stalled, Sen. Wayne Morse posted a new timetable today and said the Senate should act Wednesday on legislation designed to halt the airlines strike. Under a measure proposed by the Oregon Democrat, the strikers would be ordered back to work for 180 days while a mediation panel seeks a permanent settlement. If there was none after 150 days, the mediators would report the deadlock to Congress and new action could be taken. But first, the administration will have to convince the Senate Labor Committee that the strike has created an emergency warranting congressional intervention. The committee scheduled a hearing on the strike situation and suggested the administration send spokesmen for the Defense, Commerce, Labor and Post Office departments to discuss the impact of the walkouts. Representatives of the striking AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists and of the five struck airlines - East- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Conserve Water, Curwensville Customers Told CURWENSVILLE-The Pike Township Municipal Authority today asked the cooperation of its Curwensville area customers in conserving water. A spokesman said lack of adequate rainfall has caused the reservoir to recede to a point where conservation of the present supply is deemed necessary. Th spokesman requested customers not to use water for nonessential purposes such as washing cars and watering gardens and lawns. EN ROUTE TO VIET NAM - Boxes of tablets, pencils and practice paper are transferred from a Progress truck to a Clearfield Cheese Co. tractor-trailer yesterday at Curwensville. Joseph Pesansky of Madera, at left, a shipper for Clearfield Cheese, accepts one of the boxes from Paul Moore of Clearfield, a Progress Circulation Department employe. Clearfield Cheese will transport the 19 boxes, weighing some 800 pounds, to the West Coast to save shipping charges for Operation ESTAK. The supplies will then go by ship to An Khe, South Viet Nam, where they will be used by Capt. Robert M. Sheriff of Chester Hill to help educate some 800 Vietnamese children. The shipment includes: 540 tablets, 1,629 pencils and 10,000 sheets of practice paper donated by Kurtz Brothers of Clearfield; 579 pencils, 41 tablets and 26 boxes of crayons donated by Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley residents; and 1,000 tablets purchased with funds from public contributions. Additional supplies and financial contributions are still being accepted. (Progress Photo) t.