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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - June 10, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle The most expensive thing in the world can be a girl who's free for the evening. The Progress Reader's Tip U. S. and Red China relationships are discussed in 'The World Today' on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 137 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, June 10, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Fierce Viet Highland Battle Rages Pool Opening More Allied Is Hoped For TroopsSent Within Week Into Fight GROUND IS BROKEN - Herbert and Milton Gilman, vice president and treasurer respectively of Ames Department Stores, Inc., pose after turning the first spade of earth for the Clearfield area's first shopping center. The center, to be located along Route 322 between Clearfield and Curwensville, will provide some 100,000 square feet of shopping space and parking for 600 cars. At extreme left in picture is Irving Eisenbaum, site developer, while standing beside him is Greydon Z. Bowers, general contractor for the shopping center. At extreme right is Rodney Bowers of the construction firm and next to him is Asbury W. Lee III, president of the Clearfield Trust Co. (Progress Photo) Along Route 322 ... M I. Silberblatt, Ames Breaks Ground %$Zfi�mr For-Shopping Center mgmmm Ames Department Stores, Inc., of Hartford, Conn., .broke! around yesterday after- Ames Department Stores, Inc., of Ha rtford, Conn., broke: ground yesterday after noon along Route 322 between Clearfield and Curwensville for this area's first shopping center - a 100,000 square foot complex that will house a minimum of six stores. Principals at the token ceremony were Herbert Gilman, vice president of Ames, Milton Gilman, treasurer, and Fred Perlstein, sales promotion manager. Others on hand included Irving Eisenbaum, site developer, Asbury W. Lee III president of the Clearfield Trust Co., Robert B. Myers, president of the Chamber of Commerce, ------ and Charles M. Hughes, pres- Damage Total Is Over $900 In Accidents More than $900 damage was caused in four traffic accidents yesterday, Iwo of which occurred in Clearifelc' Borough. Mrs. Jennie Lope, 60, of 321 Bigler Ave., was taken by ambulance to the Clearfield Hospital following a two-car collision at the intersection of South Third Street and Ogden Avenue at 4:45 p. m. However, examination showed that she was not injured. Mrs. Lope's car went out of control and crossed the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks and into the entrance of the Quaker Market after colliding with another sedan driven by Boyd \V. Yeager, 19, of 219 McNaiil St., Curwensville. The Lope car was said to be a total loss. Its value was estimated at S500. Clearfield Borough police said Soap Box Derby Impoundment Set; Race Is June 25 Preparations for the annual Soap Box Derby to be held at Clearfield June 25 at 1 p. m. are in the finishing stages with the announcement today that the impoundment date for all derby racers will be June 18. Boys may take their cars to the Clearfield Senior High Vocational shop between the hours of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m. The inspection committee, headed by Thomas Shively, will be in charge of this project. The Derby, sponsored annually by the Clearfield Area Jay-cees, WCPA Radio and Fred Diehl Motors, will be held on McBride Street with the opening event to be an "Oil Can" race, a comedy feature in which two Clearfield residents will race down the hill in oversized Derby racers. These cars were built in the carpentry shop of the Clearfield Area High School under the supervision of Thomas Lingle. Special guests at the derby ident of the Clearfield Merchants Association. Greydon Z. Bowers and Rodney Bowers of Greydon Z. Bowers and Son, general contractor for the shopping center, also participated in the brief program as did Clearfield attorney Thomas Morgan, local counsel for Ames. The groundbreaking signaled the start of an aggressive program for Ames discount department stores in Pennsylvania, according to officials of the firm. The New England-based retail organization now operates Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Funds for Project CurwenSVJlle At Curweirsviffe ,Ar . , . OK'dbyScranton IUt AdOptS HARR1SBURG - Gov. Scran-ton announced approval today of some $3.1 million in Project 70 grants for 34 local recreational projects, including one at Curwensville. The Curwensville project involves approximately 80 acres in three sites located across the West Branch of the Susquehanna River from each other at Irvin Park. The Curwensville Planning Commission plans to purchase the additional acreage and develop it to enlarge the size of the park and its recreation program. Estimated cost of the project is $26,500, part of which is expected to be derived from the federal government. Gov. Scranton's action brought to 274 the number of grants totaling $15 million for the acquisition of some 455,471 acres of land for local recreation sites. A total of $20 million was set aside in the $70 million borrowing program for development of local parks on a 50-50 matching basis with thr local communities. Tax Standards CURWENSVILLE - The Interim Operating Committee of the Curwensville Area School District at a special meeting last night adopted standards to be followed in exonerating tax collectors from per capita collections. A resolution was passed which exonerates the collector from collecting per capita taxes in instances where incomes of individuals are less than $1,600 from any sources and where incomes of married couples total less than $2,400 combined. The resolution also stipulates that affidavits signifying such must be filed in all cases. The majority of people affected by the new policy will be those who rely solely on social security for their livelihood. At the same time the IOC eliminated the age limit as a criteria for exonerations. Previously, tax collectors were exonerated from collecting from Contestants for Title Of Miss Curwensville Narrowed to Ten CURWENSVILLE - Contestants for the title of Miss Curwensville were narrowed down to a field of 10 finalists last night in the semi-finals of a beauty pageant being sponsored by the Rescue Hose & Ladder Co. One of the 10 finalists will be chosen as queen next Thursday at the annual pageant at 8 p.m. here in the fire hall. She will be crowned by Norma Eckert, last year's Miss Curwensville, who went on to cop top county and district honors. A first and second runner-up will be chosen during the program, which will be followed by a dance in honor of the new Miss Curwensville and her court. The program will be open to the public. Contest officials said children must be accompanied Morris Louis Silberblatt, 68, prominent Clearfield attorney, died in his home at 5:30 a. m. today. He was a partner in the law firm of Bell, Silberblatt and Swoope. Active in community affairs, his affiliations included membership in: Clearfield County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations; Clearfield Lodge 314. F and AM; Williamsport Consistory; Jaffa Ten.pie at Al-toona; Temple Beth Shalom of Clearfield; B'nai B'rith Isaac Kantar Lodge; John Lewi s Shade Post 6, American Legion of Clearfield; BPOE 540 of Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 National Foundation Board Approves Bills For County Victims Bills for patient care totaling more than 81,466 were approved last night at the monthly meeting of the board of directors of the Clearfield County Chapter of the National Foundation. The bills were for (he care of both polio and birth defects victims in Clearfield County. In addition, the directors also approved the purchase of a rocking bed for Randy Thorp of Grampian, who must have such a bed in order to spend the summer months at his home. Randy, who is attendiii", school at the D. T. Watson Home near Pittsburgh was the last Clear- Houtzdale Councilmen Take Action On Variety of Topics HOUTZDALE - B o r ough council last night exonerated the tax collector, made plans to adopt a stricter disorderly conduct ordinance, and reviewed progress reports on construction work. A resolution was adopted exonerating Tax Collector Elmer Jenkins from the 1965 duplicate. Solicitor J. Howard Smith was instructed to prepare a disorderly conduct ordinance with fines ranging from $10 to $100. It was reported that the new storm sewer being installed by borough workmen along George Street should be completed within the next 10 days. After the storm sewer is completed, var- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Houtzdale Fire Call Numbers Changed HOUTZDALE - The Houtzdale Fire Company today announced changes in numbers to be called to report (ires. Residents served by the company are asked to make note of these numbers: call 378-7C:ifl or .'178-8191. The number 378-80-11 has been discontinued as a fire phone. \ Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Hcloise - 14 Comics .............. 15 News From Around World fi Sports .............. 10, 11 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... 14 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............. 3 Today in History ........ 4 Church News .......... 3, 8 State News Briefs ....... 5 Cancer Society Retains All County Officers MAHAFFEY - All officers of the Clearfield County Unit of the American Cancer Society, including the chairman. Mrs. William Mahaffey of Mahaffey, were re-elected last night at the annual meeting of the unit's board of directors. The directors meeting followed the unk's annual dinner meeting at which 13 directors were elected. Both sessions were in the Menear Restaurant here. In addition to Mrs. Mahaffey, the other officers are: Dr. Au-gusto Delerme, Coalport. vice chairman: Mrs. Wilson St.raw, Curwensville, secretary; and Andrew Sutika, Curwensville, treasurer. Mr. Sutika was also among the directors re-elected. The others included: Mrs. Ralph West, Houtzdale; Dr. Dorothea McClure, Paul Silberblatt, and Mrs. Elizabeth Whitehill, Clearfield; Mrs. Elizabeth Caskey, Coalport; Mrs. Julia Leonard, LeContes Mills; and Mrs. Marie McFadden, Grampian. The new directors are: Mrs. Jean Bordas, Wallaceton; Mrs. Shirley Ettaro. Clearfield; Mrs. Albert Shoff, Madera; Miss Louise Mahaffey, Mahaffey; and Lou Schrader, DuBois. Also named were delegates and alternates to the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Division of the American Cancer Society. Mr. Silberblatt will serve as delegate for a term of two years and Winfield McClure of DuBois for a one-year term. Miss Mahaffey was elected alternate delegate for two years The Clearfield Swimming Pool Association hopes to have the new community pool open by Saturday, June 18. Despite ideal construction weather in recent weeks, inclement weather earlier this spring had delayed construction of the large pool. George W. Barnes, chairman of the planning and building committee, said this morning that the pool itself will be completed tomorrow but the remainder of the concrete deck area cannot be poured until Monday. Following a conference with Harry Davis, an association director who is overseeing construction, and the contractor, Mr. Barnes reported that work is getting under way on the fibre glass screening and partitions in the dressing areas. This project will be completed next week. The fence, he added, will be erected Monday. Mr. Barnes also noted that the opening will rot be held up for completion of the toddlers' sprav pool. Likewise, the pool , , , ,, , will be opened despite the lack fcc�!ld n�."!'uo� The Progress Tomorrow Is Last Day To Save On Pool Memberships Clearfield's new community swimming pool will not open tomorrow as had been the aim of the Swim Pool Association, but the (leadline to purchase membership tickets at the discount rate remains unchanged - tomorrow at 1 p. m. The Association's office on the of grass at the site. Areas to be seeded will be roped off to prevent tracking dirt onto the deck and into the pool. Pool Manager Robert Shearer building will be open from 8:30 a. m. until 1 p. m. for the convenience of folks seeking to purchase tickets. The reduced rates are: $5 for and his assistant, James Wetzel, youngsters up to 18; $7.50 for have been working nights at the young adults between 18 and pool. By opening day. the pool 21; $10 for adults and $20 for will have crystal-clear water families. with as fine a filtering system as any community pool, said Mr. Barnes. He assured area residents that members of the pool association are just as anxious as the 1.300 who signed up for memberships to have the facility opened as soon as possible. But, he said, short cuts The daily rale will be 50 cents for youngsters and 75 cents for adults on weekdays and 75 cents for youngsters and $1 for adults on weekends and holidays. MERGER EFFECTIVE AUG. 1 PHILADELPHIA (AP)-Plans have been announced by the will not be taken to open the Pennsylvania Railroad to make its merger with the New York pool early if they have an ad- Please Turn to Page 6, Col, 1 Central Railroad effective Aug. 1. Government Moves Riot Police Into Buddhist Stronghold By ANDREW BOROW'IEC SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. paratroopers battled a stubborn, dug in North Vietnamese force for the fourth day in the central highlands today, while Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's government sent 400 Vietnamese riot policemen into the northern Buddhist stronghold of Hue. Helicopters lifted at least two battalions of American and Vietnamese troops into the fierce action 2S0 miles north of Saigon. Battlefield reports indicated the Americans may be fighting as many as two regiments - some 1.800 men - of North Viet na-mesc regulars, although the enemy force earlier was estimated at 900 men. Heavy fighting was reported continuing late into the day. An American military spokesman said 239 North Vietnamese had been killed in the fighting, which began before dawn Tuesday with a Communist attack on a small U.S. encampment. But the spokesman added: "The count undoubtedly will go much higher. Those people up there are more interested in killing North Vietnamese than in counting bodies." U.S. losses were roportcd light over-all, but one platoon was badly mauled. U.S. planes had flown 167 sorties so far in the battle, which erupted anew Thursday night in Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 6 Clearfield Firemen's Beauty Contest To Be At 8 O'clock Tonight Selection of the Clearfield Fire Department beauty queen for 1966 will take place tonight in the auditorium of the Clearfield Area High School. There is no admission charge for the program which will begin at 8 p. m. At least nine girls have entered the competition and judging will be based on general appearance, poise and personality. There will be no swimsuit competition. Miss Diana Kenyon, the 1965 queen, will crown this year's winner. > Stu Chamberlain, news director at Radio Station WCPA, will serve as master of ceremonies. Entertainment will be provided by Phil Robinson, organist, Sandra and Susan Barger, vocalists, and "The Ascols" from St. Francis High - Joe Zavatsky, Bob Aughinbaugh and Bill Mc-Namee. Many Kansans Receive Help After Storm By JOE MCKNIGHT TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The problems of caring for several thousand persons left homeless In a tornado which took 16 lives faced city official", today. Most of those whose homes were lost or heavily damaged in the disaster put up temporarily with friends, relatives and strangers. Four Red Cross shelters were open in schools and the municipal auditorium. About 70 person.' wore hospitalized with storm injuries, and at least 61 spent a second night in hospitals. Another 260 persons received outpatient treatment at hospitals. Fifteen deaths occurred in Topeka - hardest hit of several towns struck by tornadoes in a brief span Wednesday nighl. One man was killed about 20 miles northeast of Topeka. Many persons made offers of temporary housing for the homeless. The Salvation Army and Red Cross operated field kitchens around the city to feed the homeless, and rescue and repair personnel rushed in from other cities. President Johnson telephoned Fair and cooler tonight, low 45 to 55. Mostly sunny Saturday and a little warmer in the northern sections. Sunrise 5:39-Sunset 8:44 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 3.75 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 3.80 feet (rising), Clearfield Weather Thursday low 62; High 90. 81. Overnight low 68. Mid - State Airport Thursday low 55; High I. Overnight low 62. Alma Heads For Atlantic, May Regain Force SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP)-Gale warnings were raised along the coasts of Georgia and the Car-olinas today as the remnants of Hurricane Alma headed for the Atlantic and the possibility of renewed force. The Weather Bureau in Miami warned of possible flooding, high winds and rains up to five inches as Alma - now being called a tropical storm - moves northeastward from Savannah. Tornado-like winds apparently churned by Alma's dwindling strength were reported in several parts of Georgia. But Alma no longer met hur- Plcase Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Five-Day Forecast June 11-15: Temperatures will average near the normal highs of 76 to 79 and lows of 56 to 57. It will be cool Saturday, warmer Sunday and Monday and a little cooler about midweek. Showers around the first of next week and in midweek will average around one-half inch. Tonight Is Deadline HARRISBURG (AP) - Midnight tonight is the deadline for owners of commercial vehicles to renew their registration, says Theodore Smith, secretary of revenue. Smith said that owners of trucks, trailers, taxicabs and buses could obtain over - the-counter service here until 4:30 p.m. today, but that applications received by mail could not be handled before next week. Gov. William Scranton Says: Retirement From Politics Not Due To Any Knife Wounds in Back EDITOR'S NOTE - A week ago. Gov. William W. Scranton of Pennsylvania announced his permanent retirement from elective office. In this revealing interview, he details his reasons and sheds sonic fresh light on his fight for the Republican presidential nomination in 1964. By SALT I'ETT AP Special Correspondent HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. William W. Scranton has "lammed the door on acthe politics more lishtly than any man since Sherman but not, he insists, because of any knife wounds in his back. Many observers thought they delected an ed'.'.e of bitterness in the jhsohiie language used by the Pennsylvania governor last week: "I am not going to run ever again for any public office under any circumstances." Hut Scranton. in an interview with The Associated Press, denied any feeling of bitterness or sense of having been stabbed in the alley by fellow Republicans in 1964. That was the year, when after a spectacular comedy of errors, the governor fought his last-minute, losing fight against Barry Goldwater for the presidential nomination. Had former President Dwight D. Eisenhower pulled the rug out from under him? Eisenhower has said he never put the rug there in the first place. Scranton now says thi�: "The general never said he'd support me but he ceriainly gave me a lot of encouragement. I never would have thought of going ahead if he hadn't. But I'm not blaming young-button-"cool" League him. It was my own decision not his." Scranton. al 48, still looking and lithe, in hi� down shirt and air of still suggesting the Ivy and the Republican version of John F. Kennedy his followers had hoped to project in li)64, said he is quitting active politics to spend more time with hi-fa mily. He said lie had never intended to make politics a career, never had presidential ambitions and thought seven "intensive" vcars in public service - two as a congressman, one in the Stale Department and four as governor - were enough. As governor, he leaves his dark, heavily oak-panelled office on Jan 17. ineligible by law to succeed Please Turn to Page 2, Col 4 Gov. William \V. Scranton ;