Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - March 7, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
At South Philipsburg... Fire Burns Out Family of PHILIPSBURG - Fire leveled the two-story'home of Robert Reader at South Philipsburg yesterday afternoon,,causing a loss estimated at sqhie: $8,000". There are seven in the'Reader/-family-." Fire Chief Richard T. Fry, who estimated the damage, said, the' cause of the* Waste was'-no'tf determined. Four, fire companies fought the blaze. v furnishings were saved. . , The Hope and Reliance,.'fire companies "from Philipsburg, the Chester Hill Hose Company, and the Morris Township' volunteer fire .-company were all in action. Mr. Reader and his wife, the former Ida Rech, took their five children for an automobile ride after their Sunday dinner. They did not know about the fire un- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Probe Witness love Heart HARRISBURG (AP) -} Capitol hill buzzed y/ith, activity today ,as congressional reapportionment, the state 'poljce probe "ahd special sessions of the General Assembly kept: state legislators on the go. A special House committee'investigating the State police resumed public-hearings after a two-week recess. Once again; the emphasis promised to -4be on wiretapping. .-V ^Oiivthe^legislative ifront, the compromise congressional reapportionment, bill waV;poised for final passage, in the Ho^e^^-t "House leaders fromv both sides of the aisle braced for amendment proposals to. the Senate-passed measure that would re-, map the state's 27 congressional districts. >/ The Democratic and'Republican legislative leaders hoped.to place an approved bill oh Scran-ton's desk sometime today. House Majority .Leader Joshua Eilberg and Minority Leader Kenneth.' B. Lee//expressed5;pptif mism over the weekend that the bill would pass. '. :V/''. "I think itwM^ais^EUberg;. By JACK LYNCH HARRISBURG (AP)-A state police detecjive who testified to using illegal wiretapping devices may. have suffered a heart attack and^ill be'unable'to appear before a House investiga ting committee for some time his attorney said today: Atty. Martin Heller told the committee at the resumption of public hearings /that his client, state police .detective Angelo Carcaci of Philadelphia, w;as ad mitted last midnight to the Rid die Memorial Hospital in Delaware County on an emergency basis. Heller,, also of Philadelphia, said'a, physician, whom he ideh tified as Dr. L. J. Rendin of Me dia, reported that the 39-year-old detective- was suffering the clinical symptoms of coronary ar i tery disease. Heller, who said he was retained by Carcaci on Feb. 24, two days .after the detective Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Snow flurries ending later today and colder tonight, low 15 to 20. Clearing and a little warmer Tuesday. Sunrise 6:36-Sunset 6:11 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. .-16.05 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 6-00 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 25; High 40. Overnight low 25. Mid � State Airport Sunday low"20; High 27. Overnight low 18. Midwest Hits 16 Rescue Workers Bringing Relief 7o Battered Areas FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Road-til they returned. They had plowing crews and rescue mis-been, gone only about 20. min- sions. began bringing-, relief to". utes before the fire was dis- day to blizzard-battered parts of covered by neighbors. the Dakotas and Minnesota, niu V J i , ' The toll of deaths stood at. 16.. The five children,in the fam- Ranchers were counting up a ilyareponald9, PeggyS Dan- heav loss of iivest0ck, espe-id 7, Stephen 5, and Billy Joe cially ^ South Dakota. 2>- Helicopters and airplanes, bulldozers and plows worked to relieve - thousands stranded in w,hat has .been temedtheKpakb-tas' /worst ' such , stprm ; 'in decades/-. ,' .P'^fetisAv � Travelers who- had taken ref [ uge in stores, cafes; services stations, , or| homes continued their journeys. /Stories of human kindness and heroic effort came out of the chill, snow-swept land. Like the North Dakota farm boy, Orien Auck; of: rural Sterling, who scanned the whitened countryside and got worried when he didn't see smoke com ing out of a neighbor's chimney, The 12-year-old boy put-on his coat and overshoes and trudged through deep snowdrifts to the farm of Lowell Brown, who lived alone. There, he found the 65-year-old farmer dead, his body draped over a windmill brace in the yard - a vi'ctiih of the blizzard, which lashed ..the Dakotas three days last week. Vignettes like this were,;com monplace as rural and city f 6lk alike fought for survival against tire storm:'= Six of the storm death's occurred in South Dakota and'five each iii North Dakota and Min-[ nesota. -.i.^/~^-*'.-~:-"r-^';'-' There was a staggering loss in cattle and sheep* -r perhaps run-ning in the millions of dollars. ; One rancher, Frank Made jewsky Sr. of Timber Lake, S.D., estimated his at $100,000. "I had 400.to 500 cattle and.the same number of sheep," he Said. "The cattle bunched up next to a shed in a feedlot and smothered. , The . sheep got Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 4 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 13 ' Hints From Heloise .. 8 Comics..................15 News From Around World 6 Sports .,....... ..... 10, 11 Obituaries .._______...... .2 Hospital News ....... 3, 13 Editorial, Columns ... .. 4 Social News ......... 16 Today in History ........ 4 Viet Nam News ...::...... 3 Church News..........2, 8 School News ... ...... 14 Donahue Asks For Assembly Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Three Arrested For Car Wash Burglary Shortly After Incident A Clearfield young man and two juveniles were apprehended Sunday and charged with larceny a short time. after they, had burglarized the National Pride Car .Wash on Old Towtt Road, near Clearfield. Released on $500 bail following an arraignment before a justice of the peace was Howard H. Askey, 18, of Clearfield. Petitions against the two juveniles, both of whom are 17, were filed, today by State Police ,of the Clearfield substation. ~ According to police, .the 4rio drove into the car wash at about 2 a. m. Sunday and ripped three coin boxes from the building:,' Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 PLANE HEADS TOWARD CRASH - BOAC 707 jetliner, trailing, smoke, heads down toward crash on Mt. Fuji killing all 12-4 persons aboard; Picture wc^meide b'y Japanese amateur photographer HiroakY Ikegami who was vacationing near; Mt, Fuji. He used a 200mm telephbto lens on a 35mm camera. (See" Story Page 6) (AP Wirephoto by radio from Tokyo) B/oodmohile Visif Slated March 14 �Bloodmobilc visit"; time is approaching again and, as usual, blood donors are needed. The. date will->be Monday, March, 14; hours from 12 noon nomination for the Pennsylva-1 until 6 p. m. The Bloodmobile CURWENSVILLEV Louis R. Donahue, above, of 418 George St., announced today he is a candidate for' the' Democratic ma'�� � State Assembly " from the new 74th District. The district includes, all of Clearfield County with the exception of DuBois and Sandy and ^Cooper townships. , Mr. Donahue, a former state policeman; has been associated for the past 13 years with the heavy machinery .business. , In announcing, Mr. Donahue said: "I will devote fulltime to the office if elected and will fight for the best, interests of air of the people of the district. I promise a fair and clean campaign throughout." will use Westminster Hall'of Clearfield's First United Pres: byterian Church as headquarters. Donor recruitment for next, ...... Monday's visit is in charge of traveling west on Route Two Injured In Five Area Road Accidents Two persons were, slightly in jured and property, damage was set at $2,040 as a result of five traffic'accidents over the week end in the Clearfield County Moshannon Valley area. A Grampian man and a Houtz dale Woman suffered minor in juries Sunday night in a two-car collision at the intersection. of Routes 322 and 219 at Grampian . Treated by a physician were Russell C. Rowles. 50, of Gram pian, driver; of - one of the cars and Mrs. Violet, Marien, 61, of Houtzdale,' a: passenger in the other car driven by her 61-year old/husband; Raymond Marien State- police at the Clearfield substation said'. Mr. Rowles 322 the United Labor Council, Wil-lard Nelson, president. All member unions are being asked to be responsible for recruiting as many donors as possible. The goal'is the 125-pint quota reg- ularly, assigned to. the Clearfield dan. swung too wide in making' a right turn arid struck the on coming Marien" car Damage was set at $50 to the Rowles vehicle, a 1958' sedan and $400 to the 1965 Marien se Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 At DuBois, West Branch. Five - Day Forecast March 8-12: Temperatures will average three to five degrees below nor-mal. The normal high for the period is 39 to 43, the normal low 23 to 25. Tuesday and Wednesday will be warmer, Thursday and Friday colder and the weekend a little warmer again. Precipitation will average one - half inch mostly as melted snow Wednesday arid Thursday arid again over the weekend. . Progress Spelling Bee Will Begin Tuesday District eliminations in the 1965-66 Progress Spelling Bee will open tomorrow with pupils of the St. Catherine and St. Joseph Schools of DuBois and West Branch Area Schools competing for places in the Area Championship Bee scheduled at Clearfield April 14. Opening the 1 Tth annual Bee sponsored by The Progress will be a combined spelldown of the St. Catherine-St. Joseph Schools in the St. Joseph School auditorium tomorrow at 1 p. m. The West, Branch Area Bee will be held in the high school at Allport tb-4------ morrow at 7:30 p. m. The public is invited to.attend tomorrow's and future district eliminations as well as th e Championship Bee April. 14 without charge. Fifteen St. Catherine School sixth, seventh and eighth.graders and 17 from St. Joseph School will compete in the two schools' combined spelldown. A champion and runner-up from each school will be awarded cash prizes and will, advance to the Championship Bee. Thirty-one spellers will participate in the West Branch Bee. Three cash prizes of $10, $5 and $2.50 will be awarded at West Branch and all three prize-winners will qualify for the Area Championship spelldown. Tomorrow's eliminations are the only ones scheduled this week. Eliminations scheduled Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Red Cross Chapter. Anyone, who wishes to make an appointment to give blood next Monday may call the Red-Cross office, 765-5516, if not contacted by a member of the recruitment sponsoring organization. Or check with the recruitment chairman of your union if you are a member. In any event, come and give blood. Red Cross officials report that demands remain high and blood supplies dangerously low in the Johnstown Blood Center and participating hospitals. Cyrus Kepple Named President of Rotary At Coalport-lrvona COALPORT - Cyrus Kepple is the new president of the Coalport - Irvona Rotary Club. Other officers elected include: Hartley Krise, vice president; Lee Chamberlain, secretary; and the Rev. J. Robert Single-tori, treasurer, Two new members were inducted into the club. They are the Rev. John W. Guscott and Robert Krise. ./President Joseph Leyo Jr. gave a report .on the Inter-City Dinner to be held March 22 in the Coalport Moose Ballroom. The Rotary Club will host this year's dinner and Mr. Leyo is State police also reported a three-car mishap Sunday after: noon on the Anderson Creek Hill road intersection with the Bil gers Rocks roa^d near Curweris ville. V Involved, .were a 1957 sedan driven by Dean Von Gunden, 27, of Clearfield,; (damaged to the extent: of $100); a 1962 station wagon operated by Dorothy Kit-ko, 31, of Madera ($250); and a 1961 sedan driven by John Ed win Luce, 19, of Grampian R D. r ($150). According to police Mr. Von Gunden was headed north and was contemplating a left turn onto the Bilgers Rocks Road. As he slowed and began to turn Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 6, Col; 7 District Road Toll This Year Accidents............ 113 Injured................58 Damages.........$61,865 Deaths ................ 4 Deaths Elsewhere - 1 A Year Age Accidents....... ..... 98 Injured.............. 63 Damages ........ $65,300 Deaths............ 1 Deaths Elsewhere ____ 1 Pay Hike Asked For Federal Civilian Employes WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson asked Congress today to approve an average pay increase of 3.2 per cent, including fringe benefits, for federal civilian employes. In a message to -Congress,, Johnson said direct salary- increases will average 2.8 per; cent. The remainder would be for fringe benefits. Johnson estimated the-cost.of the pay increases, to heconie effective next Jan. 1, at $485' million a year. .' ' With the increases he recommended, Johnson said, nearly one million of the 1.8 million employes affected would achieve pay on a par with private enterprise. These employes include about 88 per cent of: all. postal workers and more. than 470,000 civil service-employes in the, lower grades. ^ Johnson proposed that employes contribute 7 ;per cent-of their pay toward retirement annuities . instead. of the present 6V& per cent.- Employe leaders and .many; congressmen are unhappy.at the size of the increase, but with the Viet -Nam war, dangers of inflation and Johnson's insistence that private industry adhere to the guidelines, there is apparently no inclination to tackle him on the issue." : � : Air on Pledges �4*. See- By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) ^. v<^-retary of State Dean.Ru'sjfefmay tell senators today whethej, Vice President Hubert phrey's pledge of "all assistance'1 to Southeast countries involves fighting lor them/ ; - '* :.. That, is the; bedrock issue' behind a Senate Foreign Relations Committee's'request for Rusk's reaction took' a proposed amend ment by. Chairman J; W. Ful-bright to a pending $415-milUon foreign aid authorization bill. Fulb.right has, offered a rider saying -that ^approval' * of the measure; or the furnishing of economic and military assistance to any Country cannot' be construed as a commitment to defend,those nations with American forces. The Arkansas Democrat. contends i that 'i the United States' involvement in - the Viet- Nam cpnflicthad its beginnings with the furnishing of. economic aid. He warned Sunday that if the Viet Nam war' becomes "open-ended" there is real danger of war with China and announced bis committee will begin Tues. Communist Toll Hit 1000 Marines End First Year in Conflict With Big Victory By THOMAS A. REEDY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)' - The U.S. M a r,i net brought their first year in Viet Nam to a thunderous'finish today by joining with crack South Vietnamese troops to shatter a 2,000 - man North Vietnamese regiment. Nearly 1,000 Communists were said to have fallen before the combined air-ground assault by 6,000 Leathernecks, government paratroopers and rangers in three days of blistering fighting^ that the Marines called their roughest action-and best showing-of the War. The fierce battle tapered off into a mop-up operation today, with the Marines and Vietnamese troops in pursuit of small bands of Red survivors. Prisoners said the regiment had been in South Viet Nam only a month since it filtered down from the North by the jungled Ho Chi Minh Trail, Allied spokesmen reported. But the victory was costly for the Allies. Marine' officers told correspondents at the b a 111 e scene along the central coast that the Marines took their heaviest losses- of any single battle in Viet Nam, although over-all Marine 'casualties were described as -light" The toll came in the initial assault on Friday. Eleven helicopters were hit byj the Communists and two knocked down. The withering Red fire also forced down' a Marine phantom jet. The i^wo crewmen '.ejected safely, .offshore^w;; The intelligence information that enabled the Allied force to trap the Red regiment was provided by two North Vietnamese soldiers captured by government Ktroops at the beginning of the .#mdnth.v"They disclosed that,the ipforth Vietnamese regiment's " .mission was to cut Route 1, the 'strategic coastal highway, by mining it and blowing up a bridge. t - The Marines launched Operation Utah with their Vietnamese allies Friday. Some troops dropped into the valley by hell- -copter; others pushed in by road. Artillery and air strikes softened up the enemy. 'AV times the .firing /came so, close Allied units had to- check with each "other, before every new barrage. v r Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 7 To Promote ffeg/on... Two Countians Named To New Tourist Unit Harris G. Breth, executive secretary of the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce, and J. Leonard Adam of Coalport, are two of six director-incorporators of the new Central Pennsylvania Tourist Council. The council was formed Friday night at a meeting at Altoona attended by Mr. Breth, Mr. Adam and other Clearfield County representatives. Mr. Breth is also a mem''"�� of the County Development Council, a t' promotion agency. 4-:-- The C,e n t r a 1 Pennsylvania . Par'.:, Dr. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Forestry Groups Plans Meeting At Clear!ielt Roy McCorkel of Swarthmw, president of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association, today announced that the organization's 80th annual meeting will be held at Clearfield on May 26, 27 and 28, with headquarters in the New Diriieling Hotel. The association has a membership of over 600 from throughout the state, including leaders in every field of conservation and forestry. It is the oldest forestry association in America. Theme of this year's convention will be "Pennsylvania's New Forests" and will feature lours of the young forests planted over the past 20 years on the reclaimed strip mined areas of Clearfield and nearby counties. Tours of active timber harvesting operations will also be taken, including clear cutting, selective cutting and sustained yield timber management areas. Included will be a new on-the-job chip mill i" o r ation. �irr-n - t Council was established to bind Clearfield, Blair and Cambria counties together in a joint effort to promote the tourist trade, now one of the state's leading industries. Elected as officers were: Daniel Park of Johnstown, president; Robert J. Cassidy of Ebensburg, secretary; and George J. Sheehan of Duncans-ville, treasurer. Director-incorporators, in addition to Mr. Breth and Mr. Adam, are Mr. Patlon, L-^o L. . j t . and Mr. Sheehan. Purposes of the council include: 1. Increase the local economy through the promotion of tourist activity in the three counties. 2. Foster a coordinated tourist program by all tourist organizations and Chambers of Commerce in the area. 3. Assist in the development Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 wih a buffet sv er v.- ~ i Renee near DuBois. The annual banquet will be held in the New Dimeling on Friday evening, and will feature a nationally known conservation leader as speaker. The association's annual business meeting on_Saturday morning, May 28, wiffi^election of officers for the coming year, will conclude the sessions.