Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - March 2, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Man describing his wife's cooking: ''She's the fastest ' thaw int die East;", Reader's Tip 'A Good'Deal for Clearfielders^ is tonight's editorial topic. Turn to Page 4. Vol. 60 � No. 51 Our 56th Year f Clearfield^ Cufoerisvjlle, Philipsburg>,Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, March 2, 1966 14,518, Copies Daily 40 PAGES; TODAY Quiz on Viet Action Deferred on Two Other Items... OK's Mine Subsidence Bill ... HARRISBURG (AP) - The Senate today passed the bituminous mine subsidence bill' 43-5 after extended and bitter debate. Fair Gets $14,556 HARRISBURG - The Clearfield County Fair is among local, and. county fairs which have | been reimbursed from the Pennsylvania Fair Funds for premiums paid in agricultural judging contests and for operating COStS. : ";� - Checks totaling $775,404 have I been disbursed from the fund I to the fairs, statewide farm organizations : and youth activity groups, according to Secretary Leland H. Bull of the State Department of Agriculture. The amount is 'the highest ever granted by the state. E. Clair Davis of 1008 Old Town Road, treasurer of the Clearfield- County Agricultural Society, has received a check for $14,556.63 as reimbursement due the Clearfield County Fair. The Agricultural Society sponsors the annual fair which is I managed by the Clearfield Fire ] Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 2 Area Legislators File Petitions ^ HARRISBURG - Two incumbent Republican Congressmen are among a number of persons who filed nominating petitions | with the state Elections Bureau Tuesday for the May 17 primary elections, They are: Herman T. Schnee-.beli, Williamsport, 17th district^ and Albert W. Johnson, Smeth-j port, 23rd district. Incumbent state representa-| tives filing for the House included William G. Buchanan, I R-Indiana, 62nd district,, while _Mr_ Please Tiirn to Page 12, Col. 3 Fair tonight, low 32 to 42. Thursday increasing cloudiness and warmer with showers likely night. at -Sunrise 6:44-Sunset 6:05 Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 5.50 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.55 feet (rising). 42 Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 33; High Overnight low 32. Precipitation .02 inches. 40 Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 31; High , The measure, one of eight topics In Gov. Scranton's call for an extraordinary session of the General Assembly, now goes to fhe House. Voting against the subsidence bill^which would, require coal companies to leave supporting pillars of coal beneath homes and buildings, were: Sens. Daniel A. Bailey, R-Centre; D. Elmer Hawbaker, R-Franklin; Justin D. Jirolnn-lo, D-Northampton; Thomas J. Kalman, D- Fayette; and Charles R. Weiner, D-Philadel- -4 phia. 1 The Republican-controlled Se ale deferred action oft two other special session bills -� retired judges and more men for the state police-although they were in position for final passage. The House was not in session tor'ay.; .The Senate did, however, move along two other special bills. They were measures on com munity college construction and a school district reorganization moratorium. These are now in position for final passage. Rounding out the eight topics in Scranton's proclamation are bills on improved retirement benefits for certain teachers and state' employes and one on an, interstate mining compact. They are in Senate committee. Still to be introduced is a bill on consumer protection. The Senate -adjourned until Monday, at which time it and the House will resume the special!; session. The mine subsidence bill touched off an hour-long debate in the Senate. Republicans urged that the measure . be approved by the legislature and then have the courts decide its constitutionality if necessary. Several Democrats, however, said the state attorney general should issue an opinion on the matter first; .They also charged that the Republicans apparently were making;the bill'a^ campaign issue in this gubernatorial elec-,tion year. "Last year they (Republican?) said this bill stinks. All of a sudden the aroma disappears. What kind of political chicanery is this?" asked Sen. Paul W. Ma-hady, D-Westmoreland. I am sorry that partisanship has been injected in. this issue, said Sen. Robert D. Fleming, It-Allegheny, who said Republican senators had the Pennsylvania homeowner in mind. Sen. Weiner said, "if (the rush is to make this a campaign issue, then this is ilj-qonceived." Congressional Teapport i o n ment, meanwhile, appeared to have edged off dead center. The two state political party chair men reported that some prog ress had been made by legislative conferees negotiating a bi partisan plan. But Craig Truax, state Repub lican chairman, reported after Tuesday's marathon meeting that the tentative accord did not include Philadelphia which long 'has been the stumbling block. The group of Republicans and Democrats met all day and late into the evening on the problem of redistricting Pennsylvania's 27 congressional districts on an equal population basis. Congressmen face a March 8 deadline for filing nominations for the primary election. Both sides of the Senate aisle Marines Face Heavy Fighting Overnight low 29. Five - Day Forecast March 3 - 7: Tempera* tures will average,four to *55ven degrees above the normal highs of 38 to 42 and lows of 22 to 24. It will be warm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, then much colder Sunday and Monday. Precipitation will average near three-quarters of an inch melted in ; northern sections and one-half inch in southern portions as scattered showers throughout-the area Thursday through Saturday and snow, flurries in northern sections Sunday arid Monday. Casualties Suffered in Drive Against Communists By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Two U.S. Marine companies ran into heavy fighting late today in their drive to clear Communist forces from a* canal-laced peninsula 55 miles southeast of the North Vietnamese border. The action flared up again after the Viet Cong shied from contact Tuesday with the Leathernecks and Vietnamese troops hunting them down in the rice-lands overlooking the'South China Sea 12 miles southeast of the old imperial capital of Hue. Monday the Marines reported killing 40 Reds and capturing many weapons. Marine headquarters at Da Nang said the Leathernecks suffered light casualties in the new fighting with the large Viet Cong force. Communists losses were not known. The battle was taking place about six miles southeast of the Marine camp at Phu Bai. Otherwise U.S. planes carried the brunt of the war against the Communists today. Only scattered skirmishes were reported from American and Vietnamese forces slogging through the jungles and rice paddies. Air Force B52 bombers roared past slumbering^ Saigon before dawn, to drop their 500- and 750r pound bombs on a suspected Viet Cong storage area near Bien Hoa, only 20 miles northeast of the capital. Another flight of the eight-engine bombers from Guam pounded t a Viet Cong troop con-d'entration reported by intelligence in Phuoq Tuy Province, 55 miles least of Saigon, tnSTTRr^oTce and Navy fighter-bombers flew 34 missions against North Viet Naitf, relying mostly on radar to lead them to an assortment of bridges, roads and storage areas between the CRUMBLING WALL - Crumbling wall and firemen starting a dash to safety earlier this week at a fire which destroyed part of a warehouse at Toledo, Ohio The hose_is just leaving the hands of Lt. Eugene Bogucki, (left) and firemen Charles Helbing. The fire swept a four-story brick warehouse used by the Doehler-Jarvis Co. Fire officials figured the damage to the building at $100,000. Cause of the fire was undetermined. (AP Wirephoto) Johnson Faces Fight on Certain To Coordinate iff oris... County Beautificat Committee ion Organized Conservation Board Asked for Inventory Of Recreational Sites the Clearfield County Soil and Water Conservation District has been asked by the State Plan ning Commission to prepare an inventory of all recreational facilities on private lands in the county. At a meeting Monday night, District Chairman Elmer Lez-zer of Curwensville said that the inventory will be finished at the March 28 meeting. He has asked various agencies and organizations in the county to help assemble the information. In other matters, the board agreed to provide technical assistance to the Clearfield County Development Council in its effort to coordinate various beautification projects in the county. (A County Beautification Committee was formed Tuesday night to carry out the work.) The board also approved 20 new cooperators in the District. An additional 17 cooperators with a total of 9,111 acres have requested assistance in conserving and improving their soil and water resources. The Clearfield Municipal Authority and Bradford and Sandy townships - with a total of H7,-556 acres-have requested basic natural resource data to be used in the development of their lands, the board reported. An organization aimed at coordinating efforts to beautify Clearfield County came into existence last night. Prompted by the County Development Council a small group of men formed the nucleus of the Clearfield County Beautification Committee and named Homer F. Mazer of Clearfield R. D. as chairman. Mr. Mazer notec'. that many groups are working on specific beautification projects in the county but added that more can be done. At a meeting in the Agricultural Extension Office at Clear field the committee began t general list of areas in which improvements can be made. The areas in which the com mittee hopes to encourage clean-up, paint-up and fix-up projects will include auto junkyards plus scattered junk ve hides, garbage dumps, cemeteries, dilapidated buildings, barren road banks, strippings, damaged road and street signs, damaged billboards, municipal buildings, private- properties, temporary signs and posts, dirty streets, dirty streams, tarred road berms, sprayed roadsides and road culverts. Please Turn to Paige 10, Col. 4 Winds Rake Area, Is Slight High winds raked the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area yesterday but there were no reports of any major damage. A large display sign was ripped from its mooring atop a store building on Old Town Road, a few trees were blown over and there was at least one report of an isolated power failure. For the most part the winds averaged 25 miles an hour, gust-ing to 35 miles, By JOHN BECKLER WASHINGTON (AP) - An election-year Congress is showing little willingness to go along with President Johnson's proposed cuts in education and school lunch programs. , Johnson sent a message on health and education to Congress ^Tuesday- and" won praise for the goals he set, of good health and education for all7 But he also was put on notice he is in for a fight if he. insists on certain economies. In particular, congressional ire has been aroused by the administration's intention to cut $216 million in funds for schools in areas of federal impact, $101 million from the school milk and lunch programs and $12 million from land grant college funds The President might as well forget any cuts in the impact and school milk programs,! said Rep. Adam Clayton Pow^ ell, D-N.Y.; chairman of the House Education and Labor Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise - 14 Comics................., 23 News From Around World 10 Sports.......... 16, 17 Hospital News ....... 18 Editorial, Columns...... 4 Social News ......3, 14, 24 Today in History ........ 21 Court Ruling ............ 5 School News..............8 Centre County GI ...... 21 New Half Dollars With Jo Appear Soon By JOSEPH R. COYNE WASHINGTON (AP) - Those new half dollars - only 40 per cent silver but still bearing the likeness of President John F. Kennedy - are expected to begin flowing into American hands within the next two weeks. ' "We're trying to get them out as soon as possible," Robert A. Wallace, assistant secretary of the Treasury, said today. "We hope to begin circulating them in about a week or two." Wallace, whose jurisdiction includes the U. S. Mint, is hope-Committee, after the message | M the new coins won't wind up ion Department Congress Aporoves Fund Bill Senate Downs Morse Move, 92-5; House Votes by 392-4 By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - V^e President Hubert H. Humphrey faces questioning today on the administration's Asia policies after Congress' overwhelming passage Tuesday of a $4.8-bil-lion Viet Nam authorization. Before approving the measure, the Senate crushed by a 92-5 vote an effort by Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., to revoke a 1964 resolution which endorsed the use of force by President Johnson to combat Communist aggression in Asia., Sen. J. .W. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee -- leadoff man in the questioning of Humphrey at ah afternoon, closed session - joined thei hard core of presidential policy critics backing the Morse move. The House whisked the military supply measure through by a 392-4 vote. In the opposition were four Democrats,' Reps. Philip /Burton and George E. Brown Jr. of California, ; William F. Ryan of New York and John Conyers Jr. of Michigan. Then the Senate wound up 15 days of debate by slapping down the Morse proposal; Joining Fulbright and Morse were Sens. Ernest Gruening, D-Alaska, Eugene J. McCarthy, D-Minn., and Stephen M. Young, D-Ohio. The Senate's 32 Republicans was read to Congress Speaking for my colleagues in the House," said Powell, "the President isn't running this year, but we are." Similar views have been the same way as the Kennedy half dollars containing 90 per cent silver which the Treasury Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 By KARL R. BAUMAN WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson asked Congress today to create a department of transportation pulling together many activities now handled elsewhere, and to provide $700 million for a six-year highway safety program and $200 million for the - supersonic transport plane. In urging a 12th Cabinet post, Johnson said "America today lacks a coordinate transportation system that permits travelers and goods to move conveniently and efficiently from one means of transportation to another, using the best characteristics of each." He proposed the development of such a coordinated system as a principal assignment for the new department. �In the area of highway safety, Johnson proposed mandatory authority for setting up federal standards if voluntary Please Turn to Paige 10, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Glendale Board Gets Ddta On School Building CO ALPORT- - Procedures to be followed in processing forms for the new Junior and senior high school were outlined by Architect Wayne Franks of Buchart Associates of York at last night's meeting of the Glendale School Baord. The Board listed three additional school days - March 4, April 11 and June 2 - as makeup for those missed during show storms. The March 4 date is part of the scheduled March 4-7 winter vacation; however, the schools will be closed March 7 as scheduled. Matthew Bordack of the Please Turn to Page 10r, Col. 3 'They Like Prosperity it Generates'... Other areas will be added at future meetings. Members of the committee to date include: Philip N. Rhine-hart, Richard P. Lorah, Nelson G. Parks, Edgar H. Rits, Robert B. Myers and William G. Williams, all of the Clearifeld area; Charles Pesanski of 'Madera; and Robert C. Graffuis of Woodland, acting secretary. Additional members will be named from other sections of the county before the next meeting on March 16. The meeting will be held in the Ag Office, basement of the Clearfield Post Office. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 UMW, Bituminous Industry To Air Contract Changes WASHINGTON (AP) - Representatives of the United Mine Workers Union and the soft-coal industry meet today to discuss changes in their present contract. Their reported goal is to settle their differences by April 1 -the earliest date on which an existing agreement can be changed. A question of retroactivity would arise if the discussions went beyond that date. The management representatives-the Bituminous Coal Operators Association - says the meetings are not negotiations on a new contract. Either party has to give 60 days notice if a new contract is to be negotiated. The UMW is representing 150,-000 miners in 25 states. At present, the basic pay is $26.25 a day. But the average is about $30 because the scale goes | up according to the classification of work done. The UMW plans to raise the basic wage and also holiday and vacation pay. A program to Please Turn to Paige 10, Col. 8 Have Been On Duty 60 Years Purdy Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 5 By WILLIAM G. WILLIAMS Progress News Editor It was 60 years ago yesterday that the Pennsylvania State Police went on active duty. There's not much of a celebration going on though, not with the State Police in the midst of a legislative investigation on complaints of low morale. At an institute held at the State Police Academy for Pennsylvania newspapermen last November Commissioner E. Wilson referred to the probe as a 4-:- "witch hunt." Witch hunt or not, the investigation has overshadowed any celebrations which may have been contemplated. It has, in fact, perhaps even overshadowed the aims of the organization and the duties the State Police perform. Here then in random notes and statements are some of the things the force has been involved in as explained to the press at that November institute. Traffic Safety "During the first half of your life, you are more likely to die in an automobile accident than from any other cause. Over your life span as a whole, only heart disease,, cancer and stroke are more dangerous than automobiles." Sounds pretty gruesome, doesn't it? Well, it is. In 1964 a total of 1,889 persons were killed on Pennsylvania highways . . . and 93,564 were injured, many permanently. The Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Stolen Cars Found In N. Y., Virginia Two more stolen cars, one of which was taken yesterday at Madera, have been recovered in Virginia and New York, state police at the Clearfield substation reported today. A car owned by A. W. Young of Kerrmoor which was stolen at Curwensville over the weekend was located in Virginia yesterday. Three juveniles, two from Clearfield and the other from Wallaceton, are in the custody of Virginia authorities pending their return to Clearfield. A car owned by James Car-baugh of Madera was stolen yesterday and located at Allegany, N. Y., last night where New York State Police arrested Robert E. Quade, 18, of Madera. Quade was to be returned to Clearfield today and arraigned on a charge of larceny of an automobile. U. S. Astronaut ]jMay Be First Space Mechanic By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)-When astronaut David R. Scott leaves the Gemini 8 capsule for a stroll in space in mid-March, he will use a power tool that may qua! ify him as the first space me chanic. Scott, an Air Force major, will work with the device for only about 10 minutes of his planned 2Vb hour excursion. But the nuts and bolts experiment will" help develop tool kits for future astronauts. Details of the experiment were disclosed today at a con ference on space maintenance and extravehicular activity - space walks. Scott and civilian Neil A. Please Turn to Paige 10, Col. 6 Houtzdale Councilmen OK Action Group, Propose Meter Fine HOUTZDALE-Borough Council last night adopted a resolution approving and supporting the program of Area 5, Community Action in C 1 e a rfield County, Inc. Council also approved, on first reading, a new ordinance providing for a 25-cent fine for the first three hours of meter violation and an additional fine of 25 cents for a continued violation. The new ordinance will be read again at the next two meetings. The Rev. Gilbert Bobinchak, a member of the Area 5 Board of Directors, outlined the pro- Americans Don't War Hershey By GAYLORD SHAW WASHINGTON (AP) - Lt. Gen. Lewis'B. Hershey, Selee-five Service director, said today Americans don't like and don't understand the "distant dim" war in Viet Nam but "they like the prosperity" it generates. Hershey, who in nearly a quarter century as head of the Selective Service System has directed the military draft of 13 million young men, said the general public doesn't understand the war in Viet Nam because: "It's distant, It's dim and it deals with people*-� they're not familiar with." Please Turn to Paige 10, Col. 2 In an interview, Hershey, 72, criticized the tolerant attitude he said has developed toward those who deliberately break the law, said Americans may be leading too soft a life, again advocated universal military training and said he has no plans to retire. Hershey said the Viet Nam situation is similar in some respects to the Korean war. "The public just never understood it like they did World War II," he said. "I think we've got some of the same problems now." He isn't peeved by criticism of the draft, although he hastens to defend the system. Only Tuesday, after 30 Republican House members called for an immediate investigation of the draft, Hershey pledged his cooperation and said, "I have always understood that one of the functions of the Congress is to look into how well the laws they pass are being carried out." He was philosophical about criticism from Individuals. "You can't blame people for being uncomfortable when somebody's going to put an obligation on them - that's human nature," he said. He criticized, without men-Please Turn to Page 12, Col. � I e." Ship With Clearfield Seaman Aboard Hits Viet Cong Ammunition USS CHARLES S. SPERRY- Seaman William J. Stiffler Jr., USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Stiffler Sr., of 228 Mt. Joy Road, Clearfield, Pa., is off the Vietnamese coast aboard the Seventh Fleet Destroyer USS Charles S. Sperry which destroyed a Viet Cong ammunition dump recently during shore bombardment operations about 80 miles south of DaNang. While the destroyer was firing against her sixth target of the day, the spotter flying high over the target area radioed back that he observed a "tremendous secondary explosion- the largest I've ever seen." He added that the explosion was equivalent to at least a 1,000-pound bomb, and evaluated it as an explosive storage area. In addition to the complete destruction of the ammunition dump, the destroyer also destroyed 10 Viet Conf structures, heavily damaged 17 others, and left 43 more "burning fiercely." Viet Cong casualties were estimated as "substantial." Sperry had fired only 105 rounds from her six 5-inch guns.