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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - June 25, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle A fool and his money - is a good fellow to be around. Reader's Tip A report on drought possibilities is on Page 9. Vol. 60 - No. 150 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, June 25, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 44 PAGES TODAY Dissension Hits Ranks ... Meredith Chills March TOUGALOO. Miss. (AP.) - Chilled by dissension and James H. Meredith's coolness, the Mississippi march to promote Negro voter registration stood at the last lap today. Meredith arrived here Friday night after ignoring a rally in Canton, 16 miles to the north, where he was to receive a hero's ovation. "The whole damn thing smells lo me," he muttered after looking around the temporary headquarters in Canton. Disappointed when he found that the march had proceeded from Canton to Tougaloo before his arrival, Meredith said he tentatively planned to march the 1H miles on his own today. Meredith, who broke the racial bar at the University of Mississippi in 1962. started the unique marathon civil rights effort .lime r> in Memphis Tenn.. as a one man crusade. He was wounded by shotgun fire the next day. Civil rights leaders rushed in to continue the march while Meredith, now a law student at Columbia, recuperated in New York. The march has covered 244 miles in 21 days, with voter registration rallies at county courthouses along the route. Friday night's rally in Canton was subdued. It broke up after about an hour. Meredith and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were absent. Leaders of the militant Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, often at odds with more moderate organizations involved in the march, were angry over a decision not to try to raise the farch's tents at Canton in defiance of police orders. "What we do from now on. we will do on our own." said Cor-dele Reagon, a S.VCC field secretary from New York, after SNCC leaders met Friday night. However. Reagon said it was not likely SN'CC would withdraw Please Turn to Page in, Col. 1 Part of crowd of youngsters which 'christened' Cle arfield's new community swimming pool this morning. N 6 W Pool ^e910n *� 'nau9urate A .... Charles Chase Award Opens With Big Splash Over 200 Present For Grand Opening; Weather Is Ideal The big opening of the Clearfield community swimming pool was as informal as swimming is supposed to be and as noisy as the kids could make it. The community pool at Reedsville opened at 10 a. m. this morning, and within an hour over 200 persons were in the water. Many young people were lined up at the gate waiting to get in before the opening hour, and as the gates opened, the kids rushed to the dressing rooms to shower and dress. According to one of the lifeguards, the first one in the pool �was Scott Davis, son of. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Davis of Clearfield. Scott's father is a member of the Board of Directors of the Clearfield Swimming Pool Association. The pool opening occurs on the kind of day that encourages swimming, with the temperature in the 80's and the water temperature at 78 degrees. The eight lifeguards appointed by the pool management were on hand for the opening. Among their duties is to administer a five-minute rest period every half-hour, when all swimmers are required to vacate the pool to insure maxi- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Cash Offered Winners In July Contest It's time to enter another temperature contest. Prizes of $20 and $10 will be awarded to the two people who can come closest to predicting what the highest temperature will be in July. Anyone can enter by jotting down his guess on a postcard, giving the date and precise time of day you think the temperature will reach the high mark. Entries are limited to one per person and must be in The Progress Newsroom no later than next Thursday, June 30. Just be sure to include your name, return address and phone number on the card. All entries should be addressed to Temperature Contest, in care of The Progress, Clearfield, Pa. PHILIPSBURG - An award in memory of Charles Chase, late past commander of the John Lewis Shade Post No. 6 of the American Legion at Clearfield, will be inaugurated at a meeting at the Philipsburg American Legion Post at 2 p. m. tomorrow. Arthur (Hal) Reede of State College, commander of the 23rd Legion District, said today that friends and members of the family of Mr. Chase are invited to be present for the service. Clearfield May Host District Firemen in 1969 HOUTZDALE - Clearfield Fire Department members today made a bid to entertain the 1069 convention of the Clearfield County Volunteer Firemen's Association and placed the name of Clifford Mann in nomination for the post of third vice president. No action was taken at this morning's convention business meeting regarding the 1969 convention which is an issue that will be settled at the 1968 convention. However, observers expressed the belief if Mr. Mann is elected to the office of third vice president in today's meeting Clearfield will be practically assured of the convention in 1969 - the year when Mr. Mann could be expected to be elected president. Today's convention meeting was called into session at 10 a. m. by President William E. Lewis, of Houtzdale. The meeting was expected to continue into the early part of the afternoon at which time the 1967 convention town will be selected and officers will be elected Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 $700 Damage Results In Two-Car Crash Some $700 damage was caused to Iwo cars when they side-swiped at 12:15 a; m. today on the road leading to the city dump just outside the Clearfield Borough limits. State police said Gerald L. Swoope, 21, of Woodland R. D. 1, failed to yield one-half of the highway as he rounded a curve on the legislative route. His car sideswiped the oncoming sedan driven by Richard L. Hertlein, 22, of 103 Clark St., Clearfield. No one was injured. Damage was estimated at $400 to the Swoope sedan and $300 to the Hertlein car. Fair and warm tonight. High today 88 to 94. Low tonight in the 60s. Sunday partly cloudy and hot. Sunrise 5:41-Sunset 8:48 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 4.80 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.65 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Friday low 60; High 96. Overnight low 60. Mid - State Airport Friday low 54; High 87. Overnight low 53. Heat Wave In Eastern U. S. In Sixth Day By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A cool air mass moving slowly eastward clashed with hot air over the northern Plains Friday night, producing severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. To the east, across a broad section of the nation stretching to the Atlantic Coast, a heat wave entered its sixth day. North Dakota, situated in the leading edge of the cool front, was hard hit with rain, hail and tornadoes, although damage was described as moderate. Civil Defense officials in Seranton, a town of 358 persons, said a tornado caused $40,000 to S50.000 in damages. Other twisters brought scattered damage to buildings in several rural ar- Supplement Recognizes Industry Clearfield Dinner Plans Finalized The industries which sustain the Clearfield-Curwensville area are recognized in a special supplement distributed with today's edition of The Progress. Copies of the "A Salute to Industry" will also be given to each person attending Monday night's Clearfield-Cur-wensville dinner being sponsored by the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce and the Curwensville Developmnt Corporation. ABC newscaster Paul Harvey - will be speaker at the dinner. w K Ulerichi pubhsher of The The 20-page industrial supple- Progress, who will introduce men! includes the background, newscaster Harvey. Others who present operation and potentiali- De sealed at the head table ty of the area's major firms. It include J. Albert Dame, vice illustrates the manufacturing di- president of WCPA; Robert B. versity of the area and what it Meyers, president of the Cham-has contributed to community ber of Commerce and the Clear-growth. �ie]d rOUIUjation: Congressman Photographs, used liberally Albert W. Johnson; Slate Sen. throughout the special edition, Daniel A, Bailey; L. L. Anesko. "show" the industrial story ahd'~pennsylvania Department of lend interest to the text. Commerce; Rev. Richard Todd; Meanwhile, the Industrial Re- Rev Fr Martin N Grynn; s. lations Committee of the Cham---- ber of Commerce finalized plans Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 for Monday's dinner at a meet- - l"^S:y-cai^n John Inside The Progress Jackson said nearly every in- Classified Ads ........ 8, 9 dustry in the Clearfield and Cur- Hints From Heloisc ...... 5 wensville areas will be repre- Comics...............11 sented. A special industrial hon- News From Around World 10 or section has been set aside in Sports ................ 6, 7 the ballroom of the New Dime- Obituaries .............. 10 ling Hotel where the industrial Hospital News............3 representatives will be seated, Editorial, Columns ...... 4 he said. Today in History ........ 4 Serving as toaslmaster will be Church News ............ 5 Newscaster To Be Featured Speaker At Clearfield "Hello, Americans, this is Paul Harvey, stand by for news!" That is a familiar greeting throughout the Clearfield County area every day at 9 a. m., 12 noon and 6 p. m. It belongs to a man who is among the most-honored of all radio newscasters and commentators, the American Broadcasting Company's Paul Harvey. Mr. Harvey will be in Clearfield Monday, as the honored guest of the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce and the Curwensville Development Council. He will speak at a dinner Monday night honoring Clearfield County's industrial progress. Paul Harvey, whose daily programs are carried in this * *  area by WCPA radio, is a native of Oklahoma and was elected to that state's Hall of Fame in 1955. When he was in high school, he began announcing at KVOO in Tulsa, and he continued announcing while attending Tulsa University. For a while early in his career he managed a radio station in Salina, Kansas, which in those days meant announcing, selling and programming. He did news broadcasts in Oklahoma City and then went to KXOK in St. Louis as special events director. It was in St. Louis that Mr. Derby Days In Full Swing At Clearfield It's "post time" and they're at the starling gate. Sixty-one boys from the Clearfield area line up at 1 p. m. today for the start of the 1966 Clearfield Soap Box Derby. Throughout the afternoon, they will race their homemade cars down Ihe track in pairs until the field is narrowed down to two boys. For one of them, the ride from the top of McBride Street will lead to Akron, Ohio, where Clearfield's Derby champion will participate in the 29th annual All-American Derby Aug. 6. He could go on to win national honors, including savings bonds and college scholarships. The Clearfield derby, sponsored by the Clearfield Area Jaycces. WCPA Radio and Fred Diehl Motors, is one of 250 preliminaries held throughout the nation. The Clearfield winner will receive, in addition lo a chance lo participate in the national race, a $500 savings bond and a trophy. Other awards will also be given, including miniature trophies to each participant in the race, trophies to the boys with the best appearing and besl constructed cars, and runner-up trophies. Each Derby entrant will attend the All-American race. Derby Weekend at Clearifcld was kicked off last night with a parade through town and a program at Lower Witmer Park. Participating in the festivities, in addition to the Derby entrants, were A. Mason Bell, director of the national derby program, and Miss Sally Sue Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 PENNSYLVANIA'S JUNIOR MISS, Sally Sue Simons, was the honored guest in the Soap Box Derby parade at Clearfield last night. Miss Simons, of Butler, spoke at a post-parade rally held at Lower Witmer Park, and will be on hand for the derby today, starting at 1 p. m. (Progress Photo) SIXTY-ONE WHITE HELMETS bob above the crowd in downtown Clearfield last night as contestants in today's Soap Box Derby go on parade. Following the parade, the boys heard the national derby director praise them for their participation in the annual nationwide event. The youngsters line up at 1 p. m. today for the start of the race on McBride Street. (Progress Photo by Jack Zipf) Paul Harvey Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 eas. S. S. Progress Sails Sunday The S.S. Progress will depart on its summer cruise on the West Branch of the Susquehanna tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. This summer the boat will operate on Sundays only, "Skipper" Reginald L. Turner said. Those wishing a free boat trip may come to the S.S. Progress dock at Lower Witmer Park on Sundays between 1:30 and 7:30 p. m. Old Town Players Open at Elliott Park For Summer Season Next Wednesday and Thursday, the Old Town Players of Clearfield will open its summer season at the Bandshell in El-liotl State Park wilh ihe presentation of "The Girls in 509." Curtain time is 8:30 p. m. Cast members include: Leona Anderson, Betty Hamilton, Clearfield Girl Named to Highest Office at Camp A Clearfield girl, Andrea Miele of 596 Eighth St.. has been elected governor of Keystone Girls' State being held this week at the Shippensburg State College. Keystone Girls' State -- like Keystone Boys' State held at The Pennsylvania Stale University-is a school of practical government. Outstanding girls from all sections of Pennsylvania are selected to attend and through participation are given an opportunity to learn the operation of state government. As governor. Andrea was elected to the highest office at Girls' Stale and will now attend National Girls' Slate at Washington. D. ('., with all expenses pa id by the Pennsylvania Department of the American Legion Auxiliary. Andrea is the first girl or boy from Clearfield lo be elected to this high office which is one of the highest honors conferred on a high school student The 17-ycar-old Andrea is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Miele. She will he a senior next year at St. Francis High School. She was one of two outsland- For Nov. 8 Election ... Pa. Gubernatorial Foes Favor Limit on Spending By LEE LINDER Associated Press Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Milton J. Shapp, who spent $1.4 million to win the Democratic nomination for governor, says he is in favor of limiting the amount of money each party should spend for the Nov. 8 election. He called on the Republican candidate to join him in placing an "absolute ceiling" on campaign spending, and Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, the GOP nominee, said "I would be glad to have a-- Safety Patrol Set To Begin Tomorrow On Curwensville Dam limit." The next, step, apparently, is up to the partv leaders, and;\cs of the candidates. Snapp made his suggestion Friday at the annual shirtsleeve conference of ihe Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors Association. The two candidates mel face-to-face at the meeting to present their views on how they plan to run the state in the next four years. It came during a question- CURWENSVILLE - Designated members of the nevvly--formcd Curwen ville Boating Club will begin regular safety patrols of the Curwensville Dam tomorrow. The Stale Department of Forests and Waters has authorized ami-answer period, after Shapp the boating club to patrol the and Shafer gave 10-minute talks dam lo make sure lhat all who on their positions. Each accused use the large, man-made lake the other of misrepresenting facts and stating untruths about practice safe! v. the rules of water Precedent-Setting Decision Issued By State Court PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The State Supreme Court plowed new legal ground Friday, over a vigorous dissent by Chief Justice John C. Bell Jr . ruling that anyone selling a defective product can be sued if phv.-ical harm results lo a user or his property. Bell, the lone dissenter among the seven justices, said "such a radical change in the law should be made and must be made only by the legislature." Justice Herbert B. Cohe-i wrote the niajontv opinion which directed that NV.-e: \\ Webb �f Lancaster Count;, he given V-portun::y to prove .u cm:-! ''Ut he was injured bcca.i>e of a defect in the product when u beer keg exploded Bell, m his d:.wni. characterized Cohen's opinion as ' un-lawyerhke." Webb, afler receiving intarics allegedly resulting from the explosion of a quarter keg of beer purchased by his father suM a beer distributor, a brewer and a keg manufacturer. Cohen said that Lancaster County Common Picas Cour had dismissed the complaint be cause Webb "had failed to join Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 ;