Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 28, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
The Progress Today's Chuckle Mouth: The grocer's friend, (he orator's pride, the fool'* trap, and the dentist's salvation. Vol. 60 - No. 177 Our 56th Year TODAY TOMORROW r.5...BY GEORGE A. SCOTT^EDITOR' OF THE?ROGRESS~" Education in Focus The County Office Today's role of the County Superintendent of Schools and his office in Pennsylvania's educational program ranges from supervisory to advisory, from interpretation and implementation of state laws and regulations to conducting actual teaching programs, and from the collection of school records to providing special services to the individual districts. And even as the jointures of the 1950s and the new school district reorganization that took place July 1 have seemingly lessened the need for County office, the County Superintendent and his staff are busier now than they ever have been. New Responsibilities Added That is not to say that the county superintenoents of 20 or 30 years or more ago were not busy nor that the functions, of their office were not important. Pennsylvania's changing educational program of the past 15 years, however, has made some of the traditional functions of the office obsolete and at the same time added a wide variety of new duties and services to be performed by this intermediate agency that exists between the state and local school districts. This is true of the office of the Clearfield County Superintendent of Schools, which now serves all of Clearfield County plus parts of five adjoining counties, an area that totals 13,072 square miles and last school year had 21,360 pupils. Time was when the primary responsibility of the County Superintendent was to rate teachers and supervise the instruction offered in the schools of the county, exclusive of the Clearfield Borough and DuBois City Districts which had their own superintendents of schools. This, as late as the middle and late forties, involved schools of one room up to township high schools. What time the County Superintendent and his one assistant had left was spent in advising and persuading school districts and their local boards to broaden and expand their educational facilities, see to it that children desiring a high school education could obtain it, even if their local district was loath to provide the financing, and certify and train teachers, some of whom had only a high school education as background. Jointures Changed Duties In the forties and in some cases before that decade, the County Superintendent of Clearfield and other counties persuaded school districts to hire school nurses, dental hygienists, install school lunch programs, music, art and vocational instruction - programs that we take for granted these days. They interpreted school laws and regulations of the state for the local districts and sought to encourage them, without the talking point of increased state subsidies that didn't start until the late forties, to build new or improve old schools, form jointures and provide a better education for their children. Came the Era of the Jointures, starting in the late 40s, and the County Superintendent's duties began to change. Now he was called upon to attend innumerable meetings of school boards to present the advantages of jointure operation and to aid in their formation. Then came meetings and trips to Harrisburg to arrange for new junior-senior high school buildings or elementary buildings. Former County Superintendent D. A. Yingling pioneered in this educational development and was aided by present Superintendent Fred E. Sweely from 1952 on. In the past few years, Mr. Sweely and his assistant, Edward Reighard, have gone through a similar round of advisory, interpretative meetings with jointure boards on the school district reorganization that became effec-tice July 1. No Longer Rate Teachers About 10 years ago, the State Legislature relieved the County Superintendent's office of the task of grading or rating teachers and turned that task over to the local school administrators. However, in the case of any controversy over a teacher's capabilities, the County Superintendent still has the final word and must make the final rating. The County Office also retains the responsibility of teacher certification and a great deal of its work still is in the area of teacher training through county institutes, in-service programs and the like. No longer, however, is the County Office bogged down with classroom visitations to grade teachers' abilities. This came as a welcome relief, for with the changing times in education came many more duties assigned to the County Office than were dreamed of back in the pre-1940 days. Typical of these new duties are those designating the County Superintendent as the county administrator for surplus property which schools may purchase and assignment of State Department of Revenue Driver Improvement 5chools to his jurisdiction. In the case of surplus property, the County Superintendent must furnish credentials for school districts wishing to buy such equipment and must approve their purchase. At the present time, although this may be changed by the new Driver Point System law, the County Superintendent must provide an instructor and classroom space for the Driver Improvement School, even though it is under the direct control of the Department of Revenue's Bureau of Traffic Safety. The County Superintendent's office still retains its historical job of acting as the intermediary unit between the State Department of Public Instruction and the local school districts, particularly as far as records and accounting is concerned. This involves among other things distribution of state forms and requests to the county districts and their collection and return to Harrisburg, approval of all bus transportation contracts, approval of all requests to Harrisburg for appropriations of any sort, and compiling the information that is requested by the state. The Clearfield County Office, for example, handles some 122 reports of different kinds that must be certified or approved and passed on to the Department of Public Instruction at Harrisburg in a year's time. With the school district reorganization now in effect this number will be cut considerably. County Institute's New Look County Institute, that time-hallowed institution that once required a week-long session when travel from outlying areas of the county was difficult, is still the responsibility of the County Superintendent's Office but the format has been changed. Now it features workshops, panel discussions and combined meetings with the Pennsylvania State Educational Association instead of the onetime inspirational oratory that not too long ago was the standard bill of fan. at county institutes. There are still innumerable meetings for the County Superintendent and his aides to attend, many trips to Harrisburg to confer with State Department of Public Please Turn to Page 11, Col. 1 Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, July 28, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Side walk Sales Set This Weekend Philipsburg Calilornian first To flee Worth Vietnamese. �. Clearfield Sets First *._,.. c.:_. Hau|ed From y^Bargains Offered Big Evenf Sidewalk Sales To Be Conducted Friday, Saturday PHILIPSBURG - This community's first big summer sale event will be staged here tomorrow and Saturday. Curb service will be the feature of the Sidewalk Sales being sponsored by the Philipsburg Aggressive Merchants. Stores will display a wide variety of merchandise on tables placed on the sidewalks. Special prices have been placed on the merchandise to give the public outstanding bargains. The public will be able to shop during this sale without going into the places of business. Clerks will be on the outside to help customers with their selections. The Friday and Saturday sale is slated to be one of the biggest and most outstanding yet conducted by PAM. All PAM stores are participating. A special feature of the sale will be a band hired to provide music and entertainment. The band will move up and down the streets in the business district. Navy Flier Jungle in Dramatic Rescue By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Vict Nam (AP)-Lt. fj.g.) Dieter Dengler fidgeted excitedly with the territory, Dengler, 28, became the first American to escape from the North Vietnamese. For security reasons, the U.S. mili- hoist as the big green helicopter tary command kept details of hovered 150 feet overhead in the remote valley in North Viet Nam during the final moments of his ordeal. Exhausted, hungry, blisters on his feet, the Navy pilot from Pacifica, Calif., was hauled aboard the rescue ship after a across the stream and saw someone waving a white flag at me,'' said Dealrick, commander of the 1st Air Command Squadron at Pleiku. "I went by so the escape secret but let his quickly I wasn't sure what it Two-Day Event Features Auction, Sidewalk Sales rescuers tell today how they snatched him from North Viet Nam on July 20. Air Force Lt. Col. Eugene P. Dcatrick of Morgantown, VV.Va , spotted the German-born flier on a reconnaissance mission 23-day trek through the jungle just north of the 17th Parallel wilderness and flown to a U.S. frontier as his Al Skyraidcr military hospital in Da Nang. swept over a deep valley Some six months after his crossed by a .stream, plane had plunged into enemy "I passed o\er a bed of rocks was. Perhaps a villager waving as we went by." Dcatrick made another pass. The person was still waving. And on a third pass he saw a "very scraggly SOS" spelled out on the rocks with white cloth. He immediately radioed to get the rescue on the way. "There was rlways wariness, of course, of being trapped into something," Deatrick said. "However, I was firmly convinced that the man was friendly, even though I couldn't identify the person on the ground from what he was wearing. It Two big days of sidewalk was a dense area, so remote sales, reminiscent of the "good from everything and the possi- old days," will begin at Clear- bility of ever seeing anything -- field tomorrow as part of Old this was one in a million " Fashioned Bargain Days, spon- Anothcr flight of planes came sored by tne Clearfield Mer- in to fly cover while the crew of chan^ Association, an Air Force "Jolly Green During the two-day event, Giant" helicopter scrambled into action. "At about 11:15 am. our first call for this we got mission Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 6 Thursday at Fair... County Grangers To Be Honored the in today's Progress Next Thursday will be Grangers Day at the 1966 Clear-Advertisement from some of field County Fair, the day when the Fair Board pays tributes - participating stores appear to the county granges which have been the most active supporters of the Fair since it was started more than 100 years ago. The day's program will spotlight rural life and will feature the annual Grange Square Dance Contest, the presentation of awards to outstanding grange and 4-H exhibitors and the personal appearance in the grandstand show of Hank Williams Jr. and his Band. From the advance sale of reserved and hox seat tickets a complete sell-out of the grandstand is predicted for the Hank Williams Jr. show. Williams, the son of one of the all-time groats in country and western style music, has become a hit on his own through his recordings and national network TV appearances. After he appeared on the Ed '"Sullivan Show; he was "sought after by some of the biggest TV shows and his contract with the MGIVf Record Corp. is one of (he biggest single recording 1 Defendants Sentenced To County Jail Two defendants were sent to (he Clearfield County Jail yesterday when they appeared for sentencing at the July session of county Plea Court. One of them, Allen A. Mabie of Hyde, will be spending his weekends in jail for some time to come. He was sentenced to a term of one year when he pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while under suspension. This was his second appearance in court in Jess than five months. Since he is employed, Mabie will be permitted to serve the time over weekends, receiving three days credit for each weekend. The same ruling applies to Clyde A. Dunlap of Wallaceton who was sentenced to 15 days in jail for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor or drugs. Both men were fined $100 and Judge John A. Cherry also ordered that Dunlap make full restitution for any damages resulting from the accident in which he was involved. Seven of the nine defendants appearing for sentencing were pleading guilty to charges involving motor vehicles. Alex Lee Yarger of Houtzdaie Scattered showers or thundershowers ending tonight, low mostly in the 60s. Friday partly cloudy and not so warm. Sunrise 6:05-Sunset 8:32 Inside The Progress XA/plKrp Classified Ads . 20, 21 I QU WwCIICllW Hints From Heloise 21 Plan Backed Obituaries ............. 22 Hospital News ............ 2 D _ C" ^. , - -^JL - Editorial, Columns ..... 4 nil l[ 1/1111011 Social News .. II, 19. 24 M / /VIUIIIWII Todav in Historv......4 Area Servicemen 7, 8, 9 SayS LeQISlotUre, Blanchard Dam U ' 3 ' Sunday School Lesson 15 Not Committee, Farm News ......2, 21 t A Traveler Reports 3 SllOUld ReVISC It Impact of War Spending 6 ____ HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. 1^ Scranton reaffirmed his support Dfin DAf ITIAflf today of tin Public Welfare De-l\WVI I UjlllUlli partmcnl's controversial birth control program and declared k ft l_ ~1 lnal 'f tno leKislature wished to A FA KAIflnAfl change it, the lawmakers should Ml V UvlllUvll do so at next year's regular session. llfUL Mau* Cii�w do not ,hink 11 is prnpcr Willi llPW rlirV fnr a sixman conference corn-It llll llVff I Ml I mittee, to decide this matter," Scranton told his regular news conference. "The legislaturt has every right to object to this policy, but. shoppers will find tables piled high with bargains at each of the participating stores. On Saturday, the final day of the sales, the familiar cry of "going, going, gone" will ring out from the Courthouse Plaza at 0 a. m. when merchandise donated by the merchants will he put on the auction block. Ken Long will serve as auctioneer for the event, which promises plenty of fun for the entire family. Parking will not present a problem, as shoppers may park in Ihe new off-slreet parking lot. Space for 50 cars is available, with the entrance on Cherry Street. Many merchants on Market Street have installed back entrances to their stores, making them more accessible to the parking lot. Clearfield stores will remain Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 m. - Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. 4.15 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 3.75 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Wednesday I o w 66; High 84. Overnight low 68. Precipitation .16 inches. Mid - State Airport Wednesday I o w 55; High 85. Overnight low 65. By GEORGE MCARTHUR SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. and Vietnamese pilots struck Communist positions in South Viet Nam Wednesday with new fury, flying a record total of 826 combat sorties, a military spokesman reported. * American fliers also hammered at North Viet Nam despite bad weather limiting most of their 103 missions Wednesday Wilson Seeks U. S. Support For Economy By ARTHUR L. GAVSHON LONDON (AP) - Prime Min- contracts in the business - to the southern panhandle. $300,000 over a three-year period. In addition to Hank Williams Jr. and his Band the grand-sland revue will Icatvrc six specialty acts and Randy Brown, master of ceremonies. At 7 p. m., immediately pre- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Weather Guess Entries Due Only a few days are left to enter the August Temperature Contest for a chance to win up to $20 in cash. Sunday, July 31, is the deadline and all entries must be Girl's Donation Helps ESTAK "A few pennies for pencils and tablets for schools in Viet Nam," the note said. In the envelope with it was one dollar in change from 11-year-old Connie Rightnour of Clearfield who had collected the name, address" and 'telephone Head Start Pupils Invited To Spend Tuesday at Fair The Clearfield Fair Board has extended an invitation through the Clearfield County Community Action office for all Head Start pupils to attend Children's Day next Tuesday at the Clearfield County Fair. They will attend the free grandstand show at 11 a. m. postmarked no later than that tour the Fair and enjoy rides day. just guess what the highest temperature will be in August, giving the date and exact time of day you think it will be that warm. Write your guess on a postcard and send it with your 'pennies" from her neighbors to help buy school supplies for some 800 children in South Viet Nam. Her donation, plus many others in the same amount, have helped boost Operation ESTAK to almost $400. The campaign has also been greatly aided by contributions ranging from a dollar up to 50 dollars. Due to the high cost of mailing heavy items such as tablets all the way to South Viet Nam additional funds are still needed. And Clearfield County-Mo-shannon Valley residents who wish to contribute tablets, pencils and boxes of crayons may leave them at any Progress office or at WCPA Radio. Financial contributions should be sent to: Newsroom, The Progress, Clearfield. number to Temperature Contest, in care of The Progress, Clearfield. Only one entry is al- at the James E. Strates Shows. The invitation was extended by Fair Board President Edward McCoy, Manager William F. Anderson and Publicity Director Maurice Brion. They said that buses transporting the 395 Head Start pupils should plan to arrive at the fairgrounds no later than 10:30 a.m. and should bear the identication "Head Start" on the front of The heavy air blows in the South accompanied a rise in small-scale Communist attacks as the Viet Cong stepped up hit-and-run attacks in the wake of their defeats in larger battles with U.S. troops. The most significant of these assaults took place 18 miles from Saigon where guerrillas overran a village a few hours before dawn and drove off 40 militiamen defenders. While no major fighting has been reported since Sunday, a U.S. spokesman said American combat dead more than doubled last week, presumably as a result of U.S. Marine losses as the Leathernecks launched Operation Hastings against a North Vietnamese division near the northern border July 1^. The spokesman said 136 Americans were killed, 578 wounded and 14 missing compared with 65 killed the legislature gave the depart- lster Harold W�>son foes to ment the right to set up policies Washington today, and high po-such as this. If it should be lltlcal authorities said he would changed, it should be changed seck ironclad American support by.a vote of the legislature and f�r.,he wobbling pound sterling not a conference committee." dunnf tne next slx to nine Birth control, the most spirited ra�n.1, , , . . question to confront the 1966 Wilson was reported confiden General Assembly, dominated *Th� breathing space would the news conference. Provlde tne l!m,e hls LabfT *ov" House Approprialions Chair- crnmcnt needs for its crash pro-man Martin P. Mullen is spear- Kram of deflation to pull Britain heading a drive to insert into oul of tne red-...... the 1966-67 budget a clause which Thc economic crisis, its impli-would prohibit the Welfare De- calions 011 Britain s role in the partnicnt from using public fund world and thc Vlct Nam war to reimburse doctors or clinics wi" dominate Wilsons confer-for family planning services to ence Wlth President Johnson relief recipients. Friday. Scranton was asked if he would wilson wiU Sivc the President consider having the department a detailed account of his recent Moscow talks with Soviet Pre- Pleasc Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Zoning Board Hears Protests Against Appeal at Clearfield micr Alexei Kosygin. The prime minister has claimed privately-that these discussions produced a new understanding of the motivations, strains and stresses Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 wounded and no missing in the previous seven days. Total allied dead for the week of July Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Protests of a number of properly owners against an appeal for variance of the zoning ordinance were heard by the Clearfield Borough Zoning Board of Adjustment at a hearing in the council rooms last 368 night. Curwensville Area Water Supply OK Please Turn to Page 10, Col. I Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 On Consumer Credit... House Bill May Emerge As Compromise Vehicle By PAUL ZDINAK HARRISBURG (AP) - The House bill on consumer credit legislation probably will emerge from Senate committee as the vehicle for a compromise between Democrats and Republicans on the issue, Sen. Rowland B. Mahany said today. Mahany is chairman of the Republican-controlled Senate Banking Committee which is studying both the Democratic House and Republican Senate bills on proposed consumer credit protection legis- - Youngster Injured As Truck Hits Bike Barry Lee Griendler, 14, of York, was injured at Lanse yesterday when he rode his bicycle into the path of a pickup truck. The accident was one of two reported in Clearfield County yesterday and this morning. The boy was treated by a Kylertown physician for bruises and was -,ent to the Philipsburg Stale General Hospital for X-rays. He was not admitted Trooper Edward C. Cipollini of the Philipsburg State Police Substation said the boy rode out onto a township road from a stripping operation. He was struck by a truck driven by William Perry, 26, of Nicholson. The appeal was made by Anthony J. Colose, who seeks to purchase two properties at the corner of Wallace and West First streets and use them as a parking lot for patrons of the Clearfield Bowling Lanes, which he operates on the opposite corner. The two lots are in an area zoned as A-residcntial. Property owners of the area Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 County Beautification Display Set for Fair Plans for a Clearfield County Beautification Committee display at the County Fair next week were completed last night at a committee meeting held at Clearfield. Chairman Homer Mazer announced that the display will consist of an automatic slide presentation comparing county beauty spots with not-so-beautiful areas. The display will be set up in the Grange building. In other business, the com-miltee began planning a fall cleanup program. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 CURWENSVILLE - The Pike Township Municipal Authority reported today that its Ridge Avenue reservoir is back to normal and the Curwensville area water supply i shape. lation. "We'll probably have to use House Bill 7 as a vehicle and amend it," Mahany, R - Crawford, said. "Senate Bill 10 probably would not have much in good chance in the House." He did not estimate when a The Authority earlier this week bill might be released from corn-asked the cooperation of cus- mittee. tomers in conserving as much Both measures are designed water as possible and advised to prohibit hidden or excessive against washing cars, watering interest charges on installment lawns and other non-essential purchases. The House bill, how- water-consuming practices. ever, requires that the percent- age of interest charged the purchaser be stated on the contract. The Senate bill requires that the interest be staled in dollars and cents. The difference has been debated by legislatures, and consumer and business groups, and as a result, neither bill has passed both chambers. The consumer credit proposal is one of just a few major items remaining on the 1966 legislative Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 4 District Road Toll This Year Accidents ............ 394 Injured .............. 235 Damages ....... $269,905 Deaths ............ 11 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 2 A Year Ago Accidents ............ 3�0 Injured .............. 280 Damages ........ $269,000 Deaths ................. 9 Deaths Elsewhere ..... 1 Both Sides Still Pessimistic ... Airlines Strike Talks Resume After 3 Days By NEIL GILBRIDE AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Airline strike negotiators go back to the Labor Deportment's bargaining "woodshed" today while a Senate committee votes on how Congress should deal with emergency legislation on the three-week walkout. Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz reconvenes the strike talks for the first time in three days despite pessimism on both sides about thawing negotiations out of a deep freeze.-- "I think they ought to be sent back to the woodshed," Wirtz said Wednesday in urging the Senate Labor Committee to hold off a few days on any legislation to order 35,000 strikers back to work on five major airlines. Wirtz said no national emergency exists at despite multimillion-dollar economic losses, although such a threat could arise if the strike ries from some members of the committee on why the negotiators weren't called to the White House. Such a move was not warranted, Wirtz said. Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., rejected Wirtz's plea for a delay oa committee action and insist-the moment ed tne committee vote on his i,, .,� wu to order the strike Waited for 180 days while talks continue. "There is no question about goes on much longer. 1U. . ,, t. . ,_, . Wirtz also defended President lhe that there is a national Johnson against insistent que- Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 8 00128?