Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - June 22, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle In a town in New Mexico, an Indian high school held its senior dance. It rained for 19 days straight. The Progress Reader's Tip G.I. Guide series starts on Page 7. Vol. 60 - No. 147 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, June 22, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 22 PAGES TODAY Americans Confident Tide of Wat Favors Allies By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. commanders are guardedly confident that the tide of war in Viet Nam is running in favor of the allies They feel they can smash a Communist monsoon offensive if there is one. Their optimism stems largely from military successes of the past three months, a time when South Viet Nam was wracked with political turmoil and crack Vietnamese fighting units were pulled out of the line. But some observers contend that American commanders are making the same mistake the French made before their defeat here in 1954. They say the French thought they could win if the Vietminh fought on French terms, but the Communists pursued their own form of guerrilla fighting in a war that was as much political as military. The guarded U.S. optimism stems from these factors: 1. The United States and its allies have clearly seized the initiative and are seeking out the enemy in ever-increasing offensives. In one recent week allied operations reached a record high of 39 search-and-destroy sweeps by 1,000 troops or more. Of these, U.S. forces launched 25. 2. The massive buildup of allied forces continues. The United States has 270,000 troops here and expects to add 100,000 more before the end of the year. Nearly all of these will be combat forces rather than logistic or support troops. The Austra- lians have just finished increasing their force from 1,500 to 4,-500. The South Koreans have nearly 25.000 men now and will add 17,000 more by August. The allies including the South Vietnamese already outnumber four to one the combined North Vietnamese and Viet Cong force of 300,000 estimated to be in South Viet Nam. 3. New weapons, new tactics and, importantly, new methods of intelligence in detecting the Communists and anticipating their intentions are paying off. 4. The high mobility of U.S. and allied forces, built around the helicopter, is proving a decisive battle factor. Helicopters are being used to lift troops swiftly into battle, as gunships' to bring ammunition and weapons to the battlefields, and even to bring in artillery pieces. 5. U.S. air attacks on North Viet Nam are disrupting supply and transportation lines, hampering war production and hurting morale. In South Viet Nam, U.S. planes are supporting ground actions by the allies and keeping (he Viet Cong from massing for offensives. U.S. military men feel if the South Vietnamese government can settle the internal strife produced by the Buddhists, the allies in time can convince the Communists they cannot win militarily and must negotiate. During the antigovernmcnt disorders of the past three months, soldiers of the Vietnamese 1st Division sided with the Buddhist rebels in Hue and Da Nang, thousands of Vietnamese paratroopers and marines were diverted to Da Nang and Hue to smash the dissidents, and other thousands of combat troops were used to overcome Buddhist rioting in Saigon. All of this cut into the Vietnamese war effort. Some U.S. officers in the field complained that the Vietnamese were not fighting their share of the war. U.S. commanders in Saigon conceded that the internal political turmoil had reduced the Vietnamese effort but pointed out that Vietnamese troops were used in support of several recent large American operation?, notably Hawthorne and Paul Revere in the central highlands. Gen. William C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in Viet Nam, says the coming two months of the monsoon season could be critical in determining who will win. The heavy monsoon rains theoretically work in favor of the Communists by hampering U.S. air power and restricting Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Shapp Handed Setback... GETTING READY - These youngsters registered this morning for the free instructions to be offered from 9:30 a. m. until noon Monday through Friday at the new Clearfield community swimming pool that will open at 10 a. m. this Saturday. Registering the children * * Registration for Classes Continues... Clearfield Swimming Pool Opens Saturday at 10 a. m. Clearfield's heated community swimming pool will open this Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Plans for the opening were completed at the regular monthly meeting of the pool association directors last night. A final inspection has been scheduled for Friday morning by the underwriters. Tentative approval was given by the inspector yesterday since only the installation of the fence remains to be completed. Saturday's long-awaited opening of the pool located in the Reedsville Section of the community comes just a little less than two years after the initial meeting to organize a swimming pool group was held and just a year and a week following the launching .--- of a drive for funds to build is Marie Riley, a life guard. Others are from left Robert Shearer, pool manager; James Wetzel, assistant pool manager, and Judy Nisewonger, another life guard. (Progress Photo) R. W. Marfz To Transfer To Gallitzin /it Favor of IOC... the pool. A community swimming pool - was first discussed by a group _ of folks representing a number j\ c* U A D J nt organizations at a meeting Ueartield Area Board ^Awsssr' � �II m I A A * Following a series of planning Holds rinsl Mcctino � �Wl%a�# � �wb*0^�ibb�j an association, a drive for $176,- The Clearfield Area School Board ... 39 members rep- 000 was launched on June 17, resenting the seven member districts of the jointure . . . 19G5, went out of business in style last night with a dinner meet- , Ground for the pool was bro- Ing in the CHS cafeteria. ^en }ast fa ' and ll.en W,''h. a v ,. , , . x i .. i . , r ,, i break in the weather this The dinner and brief business meeting which followed , , . . . , ,___, ... . r , , . , i . spring, the pool site has been a It marked the passing of an era in the educational history beehive of activity, particularly of Clearfield and its neighboring townships. The jointure, during the past several weeks organized in 1950, officially becomes the Clsarfield Area when men worked almost School District July 1, operated by a nine-member Interim around the clock to provide the Operating Board under pro- - community with its first out-visions of the School Reor- .1-1 _ door' heated P�o1-conization Act of 1965. InSlde The PrOOreSS The association had hoped to yThe dinner took on a party classified Ads .14, 15 "Pa�" seas�n �" Memorial atmosphere with wives and hus- Hints From Hcloise ..... IS b , '"^"T , V bands of the directors attend- Comics forced the opening later into ins. Other guests present includ- News From Around World 6 June when recently, the open- ed S.F.W. Morrison, former su- sports 12, 15 , g day-to-day perintendent of schools under obituaries^.!........."'. 2 , .,, , , . whose leadership the jointure , ital News ........ 3> , Tf P��1 b� �peQn *�nday was organized, and Mrs. Mor- EditPorial) columns ...... 4 \^tnl t/u , I . u T rison; Dr. George W. Brett, for- Socia, N;wg ....... ]6 noon for by all pupils mer joint board president, and state News Bricfs ........ 3 piease Turn to Page 6 Col 7 Mrs. Brett; Mr. and Mrs. Gil- .-_____!__ bert L. Cowder and Mr. and Mrs Philip Zong<, and Jane Fjyg QOTS InVOIVed flVfl fWfMVC Pietzel of The Progress. Mr. m III C 1/CMf UJfi Cowder and Mrs. Zonge are non- |n Ared MlshapS,' r _B .|J. member secretaries of the 1 aw r ' f flrm Hitll/fIrtflC rence and Girard townships Damage Is $2,650 MWIIUIIIIfi hJ^L-- Some $2,650 damage w a s J\f L(f f flCfSDuTCT Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 3 caUsed to five cars involved ' -- yesterday and this morning. Three buildings on a Luthers- ! rlnU Inmkaroo The major amount resulted burg farm owned by a Clearfield LlOnS WIUD JUmUUICe from a ,wo.par collision on resident were destroyed by fire rAHtinilinn M* Pfirlc H,)lllc 322 near lne Checker- early yesterday morning. lOnlinUiny ui ruin board Bridge at in p. m. Tues- Destroyed were a large barn. The Linns Club Jamboree h day. a granary and a machine shed continuing at the Clearfield The state police reported that on a farm owned by Joseph Mc- Drlving Park, featuring a spe- Theodore Harry. 16, traveling Murray of 611 Arnold Ave, cial matinee show this after- west on Route 322, slowed down Clearfield. Damage was esti- noon. to turn into the side road, ma'ed at $15,000. Parking and admission to the James McGarry, 38. of Cur- Mr. McMurray said the fire grounds are free, and tickets wonsville, R. D. 1, who was broke nut between 1 and 2 a.m. for the llolmnn carnival rides behind him, was unable to slop yesterday. About 30 firemen are available at the driving in lime and hit the rear of the from the Brady Township fire park There are no tickets avail- Harry sedan. department fought the blaze able through downtown mer- Damage was set by the police through most of the early morn-Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 PHILIPSBURG - Ray W. Martz, above, will assume his duties tomorrow as superintendent of the Prince Gallitzin State Park. Mr. Martz, who has been superintendent of Black Moshannon State Park since Oct. 1, 1962, received word June 3 of his promotion to the superintendency of the stale's big new park near Coalport. During his three and one-half years at Black Moshannon, the new ski slope has been constructed and opened and a number of additional improvements have been initiated and constructed by Mr. Martz. He has also been responsible for the expansion of the camping area in the park, the development of hiking and nature trails, and for the construction of two additional boat mooring Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Uneasy Truce Binds Democrats in State Minehart Is Fourth Wounded at Johnstown ... Three in Family Found Murdered JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Three members of a Johnstown family were found shot to death and another wounded in their home Wednesday. The dead, each found shot in bed in separate rooms at their two-story frame house, were: Max Turgelsky, about 85; his wife, Rose, about 71; - and Turgelsky's son, Abe, 54. State College Boro Manager Outlines Plans The council - management plan of local government operation is one that is geared to the times and offers solutions to many of today's governmental problems, Fred Fisher, State College borough manager, told Clearfield Kiwanians and their guests last night. Mr. Fisher spoke at the club's regular weekly dinner session in the New Dimeling Hotel. Mayor Edward A. Clark and 10 of the 12 Clearfield Borough Council members were guests of the club at this meeting planned by the public affairs committee to give information on the borough manager plan. Mr. Fisher, who was previously employed as boroush manager for Oil City and Grove City, said the council-manage- Turgelsky's daughter. Ruth, about 52, was taken to a hospital suffering from two gunshot wounds of the chest. Her condition was not immediately determined. Police Chief Robert Burkhard said the shootings appeared to be murders and a suicide. He said parafin tests will be made to determine who did the shooting. Police said a .22 caliber revolver was found near Abe's body and also a note, scribbled in pencil on a card, that said "Due to many years of illness, I am laking__.U1i5__w.ay out." Police said the revolver contained seven cartridges, six of which had been fired. Police said Miss Turgelsky phoned a friend and told him there had been a shooting. The friend notified police who arrived at the house about five minutes later, but couldn't enter the front door. Police started to go to the rear when Miss Turgelsky opened the front door and gasped, "He shot us all! There's three more upstairs." Police then went upstairs and Thomas Z. Minehart Glendale Board Lists Budget; Raises Millage COALPORT - Meeting in special session last night, members of the Glendale Board of Education approved the budget for the coming year, increased the real estate millage and announced the hiring of a new teacher in the junior high school. A tentative budget of $650,-719.44, an increase of $105,418.36 over last year was approved and the real estate millage set at 40 mills, a four mill increase over last year. They also retained a $5 per capita tax and a $5 lax under Act 481. Easy Winner Over Kane By VINCENT P. CAROCC1 HARRISBURG (AP) - An uneasy truce bound the Democratic Parly of Pennsylvania together today with the next question being where does Milton Shapp, the party's gubernatorial nominee, go from here. Shapp, who defeated the organization's candidate for governor, Sen. Robert P. Casey, in the May 17 primary, was resoundingly defeated Tuesday in his bid to assume command of the Democratic Slate Committee. His candidate, Robert P. Kane of York, a campaign aide, was overwhelmed by State Treasurer Thomas Z. Minehart, the choice of parly leaders headed by former Gov. David L. Lawrence and Philadelphia City Chairman Francis R. Smith. The vole of (he 126 - member committee stood at 71-20, Minehart, when Shapp interrupted the balloting and recommended that the election be made unanimous. Shapp made his move for control of the machinery just prior to the formal nomination of candidates to succeed John S. Rice, who was not seeking reelection. "If you grant my request to designate my choices for state chairman and vice chairman, I shall do everlhing I can to help all Democratic candidates win this fall," he said. 'Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. .7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 New Railroad Merger Date Is Now Aug. 12 WASHINGTON (AP) - The dale of the merger of the New York Central and Pennsylvania railroads has been moved back from Aug. 1 to Aug. 12. The action was taken Tuesday by the Interstate Commerce Commission, which approved the merger last April. At the rp-quesl of Ihc Erie-Lackawanna and Delaware tic Hudson railroads, the ICC put off until July 11 the deadline for filing petitions contesting the merger, thus delaying the effective date. Citizenship Is Bestowed In Hospital Liesclolle Ottilia Campbell of Lulhersburg R. D. 1, must feel a little like Mohammed and the mountain. She couldn't get to Clearfield County Naturalization Court yesterday - so the court went to her. The 28-year-old Mrs. Campbell was sworn in as a new citizen in her room at the Maple Avenue Hospital it DuBois late yesterday morning. The special court session, opened and conducted in the same manner as one in the courtroom, was arranged after it was learned that Mrs. Campbell's emergency hospitalization would make it impossible for her to come to the courthouse. She had been among four aliens scheduled to become American citizens at Naturalization Court yesterday morning. Since the court is held only periodically, it appeared that Mrs. Campbell's hospitalization would make it necessary for her to wait for the next court session or make a trip to Pittsburgh to be sworn in by the immigration and naturalization authorities. "She was terribly disappointed when she talked to me over the weekend, but I told her I didn't see how we could do anything about it." Judge John A. Cherry said. "However, after Examiner Ned Haimovitz arrived from Ihc Pittsburgh office of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization he said he'd be happy to go to the Maple Avenue Hospital if the court was willing." As a result. Naturalization Court recessed in the courtroom \estcrday morning after a l)u-lioi.s widow, 4!i-yearold Kalar-zyra Niedziela, and her 19-year-old daughter, Jadwiga, had la-Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 MRS. LIESELOTTE CAMPBELL of Luthersburg R. D. takes the oath of Allegiance to the United States during a special Natura lization Court session in the Maple Avenue Hospital, DuBois. Shown with her, left to right, are Court Crier Louis Hudsick; Judge John A. Cherry; her husband, Henry Blaine Campbell; Examiner Ned Haimovitz of the Pittsburgh office of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization; and Clerk of Courts Archie Hill. NEW AMERICAN CITIZENS - Mrs. Katarzyia Nied/iclci and her daughter, Jadwiga, of DuBois, pose for their first picture after becoming United States citizens at Clearfield County Naturalization Court yeslei day. Willi them are Examiner Ned Haimovitz of the Pittsburgh office of the Bureau of Immigiation and Naturalization, and Judge John A. Cherry.