Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - July 30, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Airline Strikers May Not Okay Agreement Johnson Pushed Tentative Pact By NEIL GILBRIDE WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson quickly wooed negotiators to a tentative airline strike settlement, but there ore signs of deep concern today whether the 35,000 striking mechanics will approve it. Negotiators worked feverishly to wrap up the proposed contract for a vote by the strikers Sunday that will determine how fast the five strikebound airlines get their The Progress Today's Chuckle It may be true that there is nothing new on the beach this year, but more of it is evident. Vol. 60 - No. 179 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, July 30, 1966. 15,155 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Thant Says Viet Fight Will Grow UN Leader Ends Talks on Viet Nam With Soviet Officials By JOHN WEYLAND MOSCOW (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General U Thant said today after his talks with Soviet leaders that he is "increasingly convinced that the Viet Nam war will develop into a major war if the present trend continues." The war could "spill over the frontiers," Thant told a news conference at Moscow Airport as he wound up his visit and headed back to New York. Thant declined to say whether he meant it would involve the United Stales and the Soviet Union in direct conflict. Thant indicated that the Soviet attitude toward the Viet Nam conflict did not change during his visit, which began last Monday. He talked with General Secretary Leonid I. Brezhnev of the Soviet Communist parly. Premier Alexei N. Kosygin and other officials. "The Soviet attitude toward Virl Nam is well known," Thant said. "I don't think I should try to interpret this." The Soviet Union has repeatedly demanded complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from South Viet Nam and has supported the demands of Hanoi. Thant told reporters: "As you know, given the way the United Nations is constituted . at present, I am not in a position to play a significant role in the Viet Nam conflict." Asked about his own Viet Nam peace proposals, the secretary-general indicated that they were no closer to adoption as a result of his trip here. "I presented my proposals eight or nine months ago," he said. "The reaction from some parties concerned was not very Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Speed Increased On Most Area Primary Roads Area motorists are . now free to observe new speed limits set by the stale on most primary roads in Clearfield County. State Highway Department workers have beei. busy in recent weeks attaching decals to speed limit signs boosting the limit from 50 to 55 miles per hour. According to John Reed, county highway superintendent, signs on almost all the major roads in the county have been changed. Mr. Reed pointed out that the speed limit signs come in two sizes - with 12-inch digits on main routes like U. S. 322 and 219 and 10-inch letters on the secondary routes. He said the major route changes are almost complete, with about 80 decals already installed. The smaller digit decals have not yet arrived from Harrisburg. Mr. Reed said il would take about three days to complete the changes once the decals arrive. He said the department sign crew has been split up to cover roads in the county. Motorists are reminded that the 50-mile per hour limit remains in effect until the signs are changed to the new limit. planes back in the air. "This settlement will not be inflationary," Johnson said in announcing the agreement in a nationwide television-r a d i o broadcast barely 12 hours after calling negotiators in the 23-day strike to the White House. His comment reflected the touchy question of the agreement's economic impact, but the government's biggest worry at the moment was to win the . ratification vote. Details of the agreement were a tightly guarded secret and comments from both union and management appeared directed primarily at ending the strike. "We feel sure it will be ratified by our membership," said President P.L. (Roy) Siemtllcr of the striking AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists. Chief negotiator William J. Curtin for United, Eastern, Northwest, National and Trans World Airlines expressed pleasure at the settlement of the "difficult and prolonged" strike. But no planes can fly until the proposal is accepted by the union members who have thrown contract agreements back in the teeth of their leaders in the past. Based on the last reported union demand and airlines' offer, the contract seemed almost certain to provide wage increases of about 4 per cent annually over a three-year period. While this is in excess of Johnson's yardstick limiting average wage increases to 3.2 per cent a year, the President-noted his guideline policy left room for bigger hikes in special circumstances. "The fact that productivity has advanced so rapidly in the airline industry means, according to all participants in the settlement, that this settlement will not be inflationary," Johnson said. - Some observers saw this as a hedge against later claims that the union had won its economic argument that workers deserve a fatter share of airlines profits. "This settlement will not contribute to any increase in prices," Johnson said. Before-the settlement; the union had demanded wage increases up to 53 cents an hour over 36 months for top mechanics who now earn'$3.52 per hour. The airlines' last reported money offer was roughly 50 cents an hour over 42 months. The stalemate before Johnson's intervention stemmed in large part from the airlines' insistence in hewing to the White House guidelines. Curtin's settlement announce- Thousands To Preview Fair Will Jam Park Sunday; Parade Is Monday Feature The 1966 Clearfield County Fair which, true to tradition, promises to be "bigger and better than last year's" will be previewed by thousands of people tomorrow. Actually the fair does not officially open until noon Monday but the grounds will be teeming with activity Sun-day as exhibits are being moved in and last minute finishing touches are put on the grounds and buildings by the Clearfield Fire Department ----- members, managers of the I fair Schedule ACCIDENT VEHICLE - Five Md., family were injured in when it collided with a car members of a Baltimore, this bus-like station wagon early today on Route 153 Head-on Crash ... atop Penfield mountain. The father and his four children are all in Clearfield Hospital today, as are two occupants of the other car. (Progress Photo by Jack Zipf) Refractories Philipsburger Dies in Mishap Seven Injured Pact Sought In On Shortway In Accident Clearfield Talks Please Turn to Page 10, Col.. 7 Officials Check Plane Debris; Say It Is U2 ORURO, Bolivia (AP) - Bolivian and U.S. officials probed the wreckage of a plane in the hills of western Bolivia today for clinching evidence it was an American U2 reconnaissance jet that strayed more than 3,000 miles from Florida with its pilot apparently unconscious. Officials said there was little doubt it was the missing plane. The jet plunged to earth Thursday afternoon, apparently from a great height. Wreckage was strewn over a wide area. The pilot's body was found, badly battered by the crash. Officials said farmers who found the wreckage west of this city near the Bolivian border with Peru and Chile and 140 miles south of La Paz turned in papers identifying the pilot as Capl. Robert D. Hickman, 32, of Alexandria, La. The U.S. Defense Department had identified Hickman Thursday as the man at the controls LANSE - Thirty-six-year-old Richard Whitehead of Philipsburg was killed instantly in an accident at the Viaduct bridge construction project on the Keystone Shortway near here at 10:10 a. m. yesterday. Three other men working with Mr. Whitehead were injured in the,same accident but they escaped serious injuries. William L. Richardson, 32, of Baltimore, Md., was the only one of the trio to be hospitalized. His condition today is listed' as fair in the Philipsburg Stale General Hospital. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Seven persons, including five members of a Baltimore, Md., family, were injured in a head-on crash at 12:30 O. m. today on Route 153 about six miles north of Clearfield. State police from Clearfield said the accident occurred on a two-lane stretch of the highway, beyond the intersection of Route 410, and involved, three vehicles. Police and officials at Clearfield Hospital listed the injured as: ' Angelo DeFonzo, about 40, of Baltimore, driver of a bus-type station wagon, reported in very serious condition with leg injuries and other cuts and bruises. Robert DeFonzo, seveh, in fair condition with brush burns Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Hints From Heloise - 12 Comics..............11 Mews From Around World 2 Sports ................ 6, 7 Obituaries .............. 10 Hospital News ........ 2, 3 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............ 12 Church News ............ 5 State News Briefs........ 3 Hello World.............. 3 World's Week ............ 3 Entries Close Tomorrow In Heat Contest Tomorrow is the last day to enter the August Temperature Contest sponsored by The Progress. Prizes of S20 and $10 will be given to the two people who can come closest to predicting the actual high temperature of the month. Just guess 'what the highest temperature will be, giving the exact date and time of day you think it will be that warm. Send your guess along with your name, address and telephone number to Temperature Contest, in care of The Progress, Clearfield, Pa. Entries are limited to only one per person and must be postmarked no later than tomorrow, July 31. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Burmeister Is Elected Head of Coalport Club COALPORT - Jack Burmeister was elected president of the Coalport Lions Club at the club's regular weekly meeting held Thursday night in Cos-sick's Central Hotel. Named to serve with Mr. Bur- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Contract negotiations between Harbison-Walker Refractories Co. and the United Stone and Allied Product Workers Union resumed at 10 a. m. today in the New Dimeling Hotel with the negotiators hoping to reach an agreement before the present contract between the company and the union expires at midnight tomorrow night. There was no indication from the company or the union as to the status of the negotiations, nor as to terms sought by the union. Negotiations have been in progress for the past month. The present contract was signed in August 1964 with its expiration date set for midnight of July 31, 1966. The union represents workers at Harbison-Walker plants in Clearfield, Portsmouth, Ohio, Cape May, N. J. and Hays (Pittsburgh). Meanwhile, it was learned that several refractoriey; firms including Harbison-Walker and North American Refractories, signed a new contract with the United Brick and Clay Workers Union at Pittsburgh Thursday. Terms of that contract were not available today. First Time in War Bombers Attack Zone Between North, South Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Clear and cool tonight, low 47 to 55 except near 40 in a few valleys. Sunny and a little warmer Sunday. Sunrise 6:07-Sunset 8:30 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 4.90 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.08 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Friday low 56; High 80. Overnight low 58. Mid . State Airport Friday low 57; High 76. Overnight low 50. Milk To Increase In Price Next Monday In Clearfield Co. Area The price of milk will advance one cent per quart effective Monday in the 17-county milk marketing area No. 9 of which Clearfield County is a part. The seasonal advance is part of the order issued March 24 by the Milk Control Commission and it will remain in effect until next April 1 at which time it will decrease one cent per quart. The new price will be 29 cents per home delivered quart and 56 cents per home delivered half gallon. Concerning the increase, a Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON (AP) - Striking to combat North Vietnamese infiltration, B52 jets bombed targets today in the demilitarized zone at the 17th Parallel that is supposed to be free of armed forces activity under the Geneva agreement of 1954. II was the first such ordered American response there to the Communist flow southward. "From the amount of fire we received," a spokesman said, "the positions evidently were 'Occupied." The spokesman said the eight-engine Stratofortresses from Guam hit an enemy ammunition dump, a weapons storage area, 26 known gun positions and extensive fortifications in the southern half of the six-mile-wide zone, which blankets the border between North and South Viet Nam. U.S. fighter - bombers twice loosed explosives over the zone last September in strikes that were officially described at the lime as accidental and "clearly a departure from the rules." Youngster Earns ESTAK Money Some work by a talented youngster allowed her to make a donation to Operation ESTAK yesterday. Melanie Kenyon, 11, of Clearfield, learned to sew at 4-H Club ... but let her tell it: "I have been thinking of something to do this summer and this is the thing. I decided that since I learned to sew at 4-H 1 could make some aprons to sell. I did and I" am happy to give this money for school Bombing of a Ben Har River bridge by night killed three persons on North Viet Nam's side. Later the South Vietnamese hamlet of Gia Linh was hit and seven persons were reported killed. The U.S. B52 raid today marked the first pre-planned raid against the neutral zone. The spokesman explained that the North Vietnamese 324th Division has been using the demilitarized zone to infiltrate into the south. U.S. Marines and Vietnamese airborne units have been battling the North Vietnamese division in Operation Hastings just south of the demilitarized-zone since July 7. An American spokesman said today that the equivalent of two Communist battalions had been wiped out. . The number of enemy dead IYPSX-7V films Interviews for Clearfield Story A camera crew from WPSX-TV, Clearfield, the educational station of The Pennsylvania State University, was at Clearfield yesterday filming interviews for a planned documentary on the industrial growth of the area. The program was inspired by a recent testimonial to the industrial development of the area, and it is planned to cover the expansion of present industries and the new firms that have moved into the area. The program was inspired by a recent testimonial to the industrial development of the area, and it is planned to cover the expansion of present industries and the new firms that have moved into the area. Interviews were conducted yesterday in front of the Chamber of Commerce building with various community leaders who had a role in promoting the industrial growth. Gilbert Kinde- Tomorrow night the Clearfield Ministerium will conduct union vesper services in front of the srandstahd beginning at 7:30 p. m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Frederick Wertz, president of Lycoming College. All work on the grounds will be stopped during the hour the services are in progress and everyone will be invited to come to the grandstand for the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Monday - Opening Day Clearfield County 4-H Horse Show, 12:30 p. in. Band Concert, 6:30 p.m. Firemen's Parade, 7 p. m. followed by fireworks spectacular. The James E. Strates Shows will be playing the midway area during the afternoon and evening. Saturday at fair... Mardi Gras Day Crowd Expected Next Saturday will be Mardi Gras Day at the 1966 Clearfield County Fair and it is expected to break all attendance records for the week. The advance sale of reserved and box seat tickets indicate that thousands of persons will be on the grounds for the gala closing day that will feature a Joie Chitwood Thrill Show in the afternoon and the personal appearance of Frankie Fontaine in the last -� Several Units Join Parade For First Time two showings of the evening grandstand "show. The two-hour Chitwood Show, filled with 27 thrilling stunts, will be presented at 2 p. m. The Chitwood drivers appeared on TV for 16 consecutive weeks last year and again this year and gave 150 performances at 107 leading state and district fairs throughout the eastern part of the United States. Among the exciting acts will be an aerial crash involving three cars and a sensational broad jump through space. Because of the great danger involved each act is carefully planned and is an exceptional demonstration of precision'driving. The final two performances of the Ward Beam grandstand show will go on at 8 and 10 p.m. In addition to the six specialty acts that will appear throughout the week, the show will star Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Lycoming College President Speaks At fair Sunday Dr. Frederick Wcrtz, president of Lycoming College, will bring the message at tomorrow night's union vesper services marking the unofficial opening of the 1966 Clearfield County Fair. The services, conducted in front of the grandstand at 7:30 p. m., are sponsored by the Clearfield Ministerium. The Clearfield Fair is believed to be one of the first in the nation to have such church services. Members of the ministerium who will participate are: the Rev. Dr. Willis W. Willard Jr.. West Side Methodist Church, call to worship and the Scrip- Some championship musical organizations - many of them appearing at Clearfield for the first time - will be in the lineup of the big firemen's parade Monday night. The parade will be headed by four beauty queens - Miss Pennsylvania, Miss Clearfield County Volunteer Firemen, Miss Clearfield Fire Department and Miss Clearfield Area Jaycees. Among the new units that will be making their first appearance in a Clearfield County Fair parade will be the 44-member Polk State School and Hospital Marching Band, the Black Diamond Drum and Bugle Corps from Central City, Pa., the 50-member Ail-American Majorette Drill Team from Oil City, the Tamaqua Area School Band, the Bucktail Drum and Bugle Corps of Emporium, the Yellow Dog Six Dixieland Band from Worthinglon, the Glendale Marching Vikings of Coalport and the Wagner Candyettes of Johnstown. The Ail-American Majorette Drill Team holds the current Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 5, Col. 3 Clearfield Contractor Submits Low Bid HARRISBURG - The Highways Department Friday announced that E M. Brown, Inc., Clearfield, submitted an unofficial low bid of $386,570 for reconstructing 1 97 miles of Rt. 899 in Jenks Township, Forest County. The work would result In an improved alignment for the highway. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 SS Progress Docked The SS Progress will not operate tomorrow due to the County Fair. Portion of New Road Will Be Ready For Fair Traffic Monday A portion of the new Route 153 within Clearfield Borough will be opened at noon Monday to help handle traffic heading for the Clearfield County Fair in the Driving Park. Motorists heading for the Mill Road gate via West Front Street (on which the new route is located) will be able to drive up Front for a short distance, then turn left and go one block to Williams Street, turn right to Smith Street, turn left to Weaver Street and then turn right to Mill Road. A spokesman for the District 2 Office of the State Highway Department said that weather and other problems prevent opening the new highway from Nichols Stre'et all the way through to Mill Road by Fair time. However, he added, that entire section should be ready, for Fair traffic by noon Thursday.