Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - June 4, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle The man who can smile when things go wrong has probably just thought of someone he can blame it on. The Progress Reader's Tip The weather is reviewed and previewed on Page 3. Vol. 60 - No. 132 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, June 4, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Workers Picket... Penelec, Union Resume Talks Negotiations resumed at Johnstown today in an effort to end a strike at Pennsylvania Electric Company installations in northern and southcentral Pennsylvania. A company spokesman said representatives of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the firm met in the company of a federal mediator. Workers had set up picket lines after negotiations ended Friday night without an agreement. R. L. McClain of Oil City, chief union negotiator, said a strike would be - unofficial but added, "under Three Die In Buddhist Burnings Two Nuns, Monk Kill Selves In South Viet Protest By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Two Buddhist nuns and a novice monk burned themselves to death today bringing to nine the number of Buddhist self-immolations to protest South Viet Nam's military government. Meanwhile, the U.S. Air Force and Navy yesterday mounted their biggest raids on North Viet Nam since Sunday, sending hundreds of jet fighter-bombers to pound the north in 86 missions. Two planes were reported lost, bringing to nine the number of American planes reported shot down this' week. On the ground, troops of the elite South Korean Tiger Division took on the Viet Cong in fierce hand-to-hand fighting near the coastal city of Qui Nhon, 270 miles northeast of Saigon. A Korean spokesman said 119 Viet Cong had been killed, but later changed the figure to 70. The Buddhist suicides in widely separated cities came after the militant wing of the divided Buddhist movement threatened to wreck the government's precarious truce with ihelfTISfter weeks of civil strife and violence. The wave of fiery suicides began on Sunday. One nun, Thich (Venerable) Nu Bao Luan, 24, set herself aflame in front of the Buddhist Institute in Saigon. The other, Dicu Ky, 20, died in Nha Trang, 20C miles northeast of Saigon. The novice monk, an unidentified youth between 14 to 15 years old, ended his life in the city of Quang Tri, only 20 miles from the 17th parallel which divides North and South Viet Nam. After the suicide, some 200 persons began to march to the residence of the province representative of the U.S. Agency for International Development but were stopped by Vietnamese soldiers. The young Buddhist left three letters protesting actions of the military government. A Buddhist spokesman said Nu Bao Luan left letters protesting the government move- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Progress Lists Summer Hours The business and accounting offices and newsroom of The Progress at Clearfield will close at 4:15 p. m. starting Monday, June 6, and will continue to close at that time until Sept. 3, Mondays through Fridays. The regular Saturday closing time of 1 p, m. will remain in effect. Mostly sunny and warm today and Sunday. High today 78 to 86. Fair and mild tonight, low 54 to 62. Sunrise 5:41-Sunset 8:40 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 4.10 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.10 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Friday low 48; High 80. Overnight low 50. Mid - State Airport Friday low 34; High 75. Overnight low 45. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Defense Dept. Had Hiked Two Draff Calls By BOB HORTON WASHINGTON (AP) - Without announcing it, the Defense Department hiked its May and June draft calls by a total of 9,-500 men. The Pentagon acknowledged this today in response to questions, but described the increases as routine revision made because Army volunteer enlistments were less than anticipated. In fact, figures provided by the department showed that it has had to amend each of its monthly manpower requests to the Selective Service for the past 10 months. Three major changes were publicly announced. A fourth, a 5,000-man cutback in the February call, was not disclosed. Other unannounced draft call changes appeared minor, rang- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Miss Clearfield Area Jaycees To Be Named At July 4 Celebration Miss Clearfield Area Jaycees will be chosen at the annual Fourth of July celebration at Clearfield, Roy Brubaker, beauty contest chairman, announced today. As in the past, the beauty contest will highlight the daylong celebration. All single girls between the ages of 16 and 21 are eligible and are invited to enter. They will be judged on character, poise, charm and personality. All interested girls are asked to send their complete name, address, town*, age and telephone number to: Clearfield Area Jaycees Beauty Contest, P. O. Box 323, Clearfield. Entries must be postmarked no later than June 18. The preliminary contest will be judged on June 20, and five finalists will be selected from the contestants to compete on July 4. Almost 2,000 Pictures So Far From Moon TASADENA. Calif. (AP) - America's television camera on I he moon-Surveyor 1-neared the 2,000 mark today in its transmissions of lunar photographs over a quarter-million miles of space. "They're very pretty pictures," said a pleased spokesman at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, the receiving station for the 620-pound spacecraft, which made a soft landing on the moon Thursday. So far, about a dozen of the black and white photographs have been released for publication. Surveyor's 10-foot-tall television camera, mounted on a tri- Hard Luck Plagues Spacemen Satellite Is Abandoned Space Walk Postponed the circumstances we can't control the workers." About a half-dozen pickets were stationed at the company office on Third Street at Clearfield early today and an equal number at the Shawville generating station. A contract between the company and the union, representing about 1.450 hourly workers, expired May 25 but had been extended until midnight last night while negotiations continued. The union represents locals in a triangular area as far north as Erie, south to Bedford and east to Towanda in Bradford County. Penelec estimated it serves 420,000 customers in the area. Meanwhile, a contract with the Utility Workers Union of America (AFL-CIO), which represents employes in the company's eastern division, expired on May 28 but was extended by written agreement until June 27. Penelec President Louis H. Roddis Jr. today issued a statement assuring the public that the utility intended to maintain normal electric service during By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY. Fla. (AP) -Hard luck plagued the Gemini 9 astronauts again today as they abandoned their "angry alligator" satellite and had Eugene A. Cernan's space walk postponed 24 hours until Sunday. The fatigue of the astronauts and excessive use of fuel during a tricky rendezvous with the satellite early today contributed to the latest troubles. "We're pretty well bushed." command pilot Thomas P. Stafford reported after the exhausting chase of the satellite. "It raises a question in my own mind whether and when the EVA (space walk) should be done. Perhaps we should wait until tomorrow morning." The Mission Control Center in Houston, Tex., agreed and put the walk off until Sunday morning. The 2'2-hour walk, longest ever attempted. had been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today. Ground controllers then made an effort to shake loose the hung-up shroud on the target satellite by firing its control thrusters. That started the satellite bucking and pitching, but it failed to dislodge the jaw-like clamshells of the shroud, which covers the docking collar. Wilh all hope of linking up with the satellite - called an ATDA for augmented target docking adapter - gone, the ground told Stafford and Cernan to fire their thrusters and gradually pull away from it. "There's no further chance thai we can dock," Mission Director William C. Schneider said. The Gemini 9 flight has been jinxed since May 17 when the original Agena target satellite failed lo reach orbit because its Atlas booster failed. Two postponements later, the astronauts finally got off the ground Friday in pursuit of the makeshift ATDA. They caught it in record time-and learned Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 No Bumping, Control Tells Pilot ON STRIKE - Members of Local 521 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are shown in picket line at entrance to Pennsylvania Electric Co. office at Clearfield. Negotiations to end the strike against Penelec resumed today. Shooting Follows Election ... Former Rebel Soldier Killed in Dominican By ROBERT BERRELLEZ SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - A former rebel soldier was killed Friday night in a brief but sharp gun battle between Dominican police and the armed escort for a former rebel official. The violence came after defeated presidential candidate Juan Bosch said his party would contest some of the results from last Wednesday's election but he avoided any direct reference to voting irregularities. The gun battle took place in front of the home of Hector Ar-isty, former Cabinet minister in the rebel government that was dissolved after the April 1965 revolt. He was in the house when the shooting started but disappeared later. The soldier who was killed in the battle was not identified. Seven other ex-rebel troops and three civilians, one of them a 15-year-old girl, were arrested. The shooting touched off sporadic gunfire in other nearby areas but it quickly died down. National Police Chief Gen. De Jesus Morillo said there were no casualties among the police. Dominican troops from the nearby Ozama fortress in the heart of the city helped police Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 By DON MCKEE CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - Space pilot Thomas P. Stafford, aloft at last, wanted to bump his spacecraft into a tar-gel satellite to loose a pesky docking-collar cover. "What's with the ATDA?" he asked a Hawaii tracking station, referring to the target vehicle, called an augmented target docking adapter. "I still suggest," Stafford said, "we give it one bump with our docking bar and try to break it loose." Over the U.S. mainland a few minutes later, Stafford and copilot Eugene A. Cernan were told by mission control: "The people at the Cape and at Houston do not believe we can get the shroud separated." The shroud is the shell-like protective covering of the target docking collar. Stafford, who pressed the bumping idea at first, became noncommittal several hours later when asked specifically about the possibility of Cernan's loosing the cover during his walk outside the Gemini 9 capsule. Curwensville Alumni Dinner Reservation Deadline Changed CURWENSVILLE - Mo r e than 300 reservations have been made thus far for the annual Curwensville Alumni Association dinner and dance to be held next Saturday, June 11, here in the high school gymnasium. Although the announced closing for reservations was yesterday, Association President Henry Mayersky says the deadline has been extended to next Wednesday. Guest speaker for this year's dinner is Mendor Brunetti, professor of romance languages at New York University. Mr. Bru-netti's appearance is in keeping with a recent tradition of having a former graduate address the association, Mr. Mayersky said. Other highlights of the program will include reunion celebrations of four classes, including the class of 1916 which will Driver Injured In 2-Car Crash In Ramey Borough Phoebe Campbell, of Elizabeth, N. J., who is presently living at Ginter, suffered bruises and abrasions in an accident at 3:50 a. m. today in Ramey Borough. State police troopers reported she was driving south on Route 253 when she lost control of her car, ran off on the right berm, and struck a parked automobile belonging to Sherman North, of Ramey. The car was parked in front of the North residence. Damage to the Campbell car was estimated at $400 and damage to the North car at $1,000. An estimated $105 damage was caused in the only other accident reported in the area - a truck - car collision on Route 153 in Lawrence Township at 10:30 a. m. Friday. State police said Charles Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Directors, Officers To Be Elected By Cancer Unit Thursday MAHAFFEY - Directors and officers will be elected during the annual dinner meeting of the Clearfield County Unit of the American Cancer Society next Thursday, June 6. The meeting will be in Man-ear's Diner near here. All volunteer cancer workers and contributors to the Cancer Society are invited to attend. A special invitation is issued to all Crusade workers whose outstanding work made the 1966 Crusade a success. The dinner is priced at $2 per person and reservations should be made by Monday with Mrs. Harriet Mahaffey at Mahaffey. The unit's business meeting will include the election of directors, reports of chairmen of standing committees and a report on the 1966 Crusade. Following the unit meeting the board of directors will meet and elect new unit officers. Chinese Reds Hint at Scope Of New Purge By EUGENE LEVIN TOKYO (AP) - Communist China hinted -today the country's current purge of dissidents might strike dawn even some of Mao Tze-tung's closets and oldest comrades. An editorial in the official Peking People's Daily showed the purge had swept up the Chinese capital's mayor, Peng Chen, once considered a possible successor to - Mao. Scranton Decision Interpreted as Move To Promote Shafer Some of the dialogue between Stafford and Houston Control: "Hello, Houston. Gemini 9 here." "Roger, Tom. I have some questions from the cape concerning the shroud." "Go ahead. I guess we're experts." Stafford then supplied details of the stubborn shroud, its (wo sides hanging open, he said, like the jaws of an angry alligator. "Okay. understand." said Houston control, "and1 if that thing is open far enough, do you think you could get in lo pull the lanyard on the QD on the umbilical? Over ." "Try again." "Do you think you could pull the. lanyard on the quick disconnect inside the shroud?" "Ahhh . . . Have the cape to talk to you on that." After more talk about the target vehicle, Stafford had a question. "Houston, Gemini 9. What are the. . .plans for EVA (extra-vehicular activity)? Are we going Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 WASHINGTON (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. William Scran-ton's renouncement of future political ambitions is being interpreted here as a move lo promote Lt. Gov. Raymond Shafer as his successor. Scranton surprised many Thursday by saying he would never again seek any elective office, including the presidency, "under any circumstances." GOP sources in Washington said however, that one of Scranton's motives was a desire to put Shafer, the Republican candidate for governor, more prominently into the pub- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Petunias Again Adorn Meters At Clearfield Petunias are again topping Clearfield's parking meters - thanks to the civic spirit of two organizations. On Monday the parking meter flower pots which had been cleaned out and the small evergreens removed from them were put back in place, clean and shiny and with fresh plantings. The Community Affairs Committee of the Clearfield Wo man's Club - which last year won a state award for the flower pot project - is again in charge. This year the club was given a much appreciated helping hand from the Mt. Joy-Mt. Zion 4-H Community. The 4-H members cleaned the pots and replanted the petunias. Those who helped with the project are: Charles and Randy Nelson, Douglas Rhone, Howard Kitko. Larry Conklin, Dennis and Teddy Adams, Laura Adams, Susan Taylor, Joan Taylor, Nancy Taylor, Debbie Ogden. Karen O g d e n, Pam Gardner. Iris Gardner, Jim Owens and Ray Deeanum. Also helping were the club leaders, Mr. and Mrs. Don Ogden, Mrs. William Summerville and Miss Donna Adams. Peking announced Friday Peng had been replaced as first secretary of the Peking Central Committee of the Chinese Communist party. The People's Daily provided the accusation against him: "Some leaders of the former Peking municipal party committee were not Marxist-Leninists but revisionists." Those words made it clear that Peng Chen had been fired. It removed any possibility he might have been replaced because of ill health or some other reason. Perhaps most significantly, the editorial warned: "Anyone who opposes Chairman Mao Tze-tung, opposes Mao Tze- king's thoughts, opposes the party central leadership, opposes the proletariat's dictatorship, opposes the Socialist system, whoever that may be, however high may be the position and however old his standing, he will be struck down by the entire party and by the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Baccalaureate Set At Curwensville High CURWENSVILLE - Baccalaureate for the Curwensville Joint High School Class of 1966 will be held tomorrow at 8:30 p. m. in the high school auditorium. The Rev. Myron Weiand will deliver the sermon, "Parents and Children." and also present a scripture reading. The Rev. Mr. Weiand is pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. The invocation and benediction will be by the Rev. Robert Conrad, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 BOB HITE, FIRE MARSHAL and ambulance supervisor for Co., sets an example for other workers in the downtow parking meter flower pots in front of the fire house. the Clearfield No. 1 Fire n area as he waters the (Progress Photo) Rice Turns Down Request From Shapp PHILADELPHIA (AP)-Dem-ocratic stale chairman John S. Rice has turned down a request from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Milton Shapp that the biennial reorganization meeling of the party's state committee be advanced from June 21 to June 15. Rice said Friday it would he "impractical" to hold the meeting on the earlier date because of insufficient time to assemble the 130 members of the state committee. Shapp had asked Rice to fix the date for June 15, because, Shapp said, it was the last day Verdict Upheld In 1963 Road Crash in County PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has upheld a $123,-000 damage verdict in a 1963 truck crash in Clearfield County. S. J. Groves and Sons Co. of Minnesota, operator of a flat bed truck - trailer had sought to set aside the verdict reached in tJie U.S. District Court at Pittsburgh. There a jury had ruled in favor of Mr. and Mrs. Omer Liver-good and their son, Roy, and dismissed a counter . action by Grove against Charles Liver-good, another son of Omer, who was driving the auto. Judge J. Cullen Ganey said in the decision Thursday the issues in the case were "clear cut and comprehensive to the ordinary laymen." The crash occurred June 30, 1963 about 5ui miles northeast of Clearfield in Goshen Twp. Ganey said the main dispute was whether the truck "extended over the center line of the highway (Route 879) immediately before the collision and.... whether any part of the passenger car was left of center at the critical time." Inside The Progress Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 Hints From Heloise ... 12 Comics ...... II News From Around World 10 Sports ................ 6, 7 Obituaries .............. 10 Hospital News ........ 2, 9 Editorial, Columns ..... t Social News ........... 12 Today in History ......... 4 Church News ......... 5 The World's Week ....... 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Go to the BL00DM0BILE Give a PINT of BLOOD RED CROSS BLOOD PROGRAM The Red Cross Blood-mobile will be set up in the K a r t h a u s Fire Hall on Monday from 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. A goal of 50 pints has been set for the visit.