Clearfield Progress in Clearfield, Pennsylvania
8 Mar 1980

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8 Mar 1980

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Progress, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Soof evening a College student wrote Home am without friends or his dad wrote Back the rain forecast Page 10 vol. 74-no. 58 our 67th year Clearfield Curwensville Philipsburg Moshannon Valley pa., saturday March 8,1980 18,794 copies daily copy 20 cents 48 pages today militants won t give hostages to Ghotb Zoudeh Tehran. Iran up the iranian militants holding 50 americans in the . Embassy said today they will not allow foreign minister Sadeg Ghotb Zadeh to take custody of the hostages and called on the revolutionary Council to name someone else to receive the captives Tehran radio reported. According to information which has reached us the published report quoting Sadeq Kotb Zadeh pertaining to the Imam s command on the handing Over of the hostages is a tissue of lies the statement from the students said. We regret that we cannot hand Over the hostages to the foreign minister. It is essential therefore for the revolutionary Council to officially appoint another representative to take delivery of the hostages the statement added. The ruling islamic revolutionary Council does not meet until this evening when it will have to decide who is to take Over custody of hostages from the students. On Friday Tehran radio announced Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordered Ghotb Zadeh to take custody of the hostages today and the militants had agreed to surrender their captives. The students said in the Telephone interviews with up they will not leave the american embassy Complex because they have More revelations to make from documents they have found in the embassy. The militants added in their statement the representative or representatives of the revolutionary Council commissioned to come to take Over the hostages must have an officially written order from the revolutionary Ghotb Zadeh said Friday the captives would be moved to a secret location in Tehran for questioning by a . Panel investigating the regime of the deposed Shah. The first announcement said Khomeini viewed by diplomats As the ultimate key in resolving the four month crisis ordered Ghotb Zadeh to go to the occupied . Embassy at 5 . 8 30 . Est and take Over responsibility of the hostages. The announcement added Ghotb Zadeh had consented to go to the embassy. Forty five minutes later the militants announced the spy hostages will be ready to be handed Over to to representatives of the revolutionary Council at 5 .m. 8 30 . Est saturday after a full medical checkup and after films have been taken of the sudden development ended Days of speculation Over whether the militants would relinquish control Over the americans who have been held captive in the embassy for 126 Days. The announcements which also were monitored in London appeared to end a series of conflicting statements alternately by Ghotb Zadeh and the militants Over whether the five member . Panel would Ever get to see the american hostages and under what circumstances. The time for the meeting Between the panel and the hostages has not been announced but Louis Edmond Pettiti the . Panel member who flew to Paris on business Friday said he hoped to meet with the hostages on sunday or monday. He said the Date would be arranged tonight. We will be Able to meet with All the hostages Pettiti said. We plan to discuss with them such things As their health their psychological state and special problems they May iranian authorities have said the hostages will be brought before the com Mission As witnesses to answer questions relating to Iran s grievances against the Shah. The militants said Ghotb Zadeh will have to bring an official order from the revolutionary Council ordering him to take custody of their captives. The written order when handed Over will Mark the first direct Public Contact Between the militant students and the government in the drama that began nov. 4 with the seizing of the . Embassy. Coal operators plan cleaning Plant study the rising Moon highlighted Snow covered Hepburn a several weeks ago. By Blair Reese Geisinger Philipsburg officials meet by Laura Pietro Philipsburg Bureau chief Philipsburg representatives of Geisinger medical Center Danville Are in Philipsburg today to discuss the future of the Philipsburg state general Hospital. But Geisinger a administrator or. Henry Hood denies that Geisinger has bought the Moshannon Valley medical Center As a first step or has taken any other Steps to acquire the Philipsburg state general Hospital. Or. Hood said he had been invited to the saturday morning meeting to discuss the options before the Philipsburg Hospital including those open if it leaves the state system. At a special Board of trustees meeting March 3, administrator Michael Ehler was authorized. To explore options open to the Hospital including those outside the state system. The action came after the state department of Public welfare announced a cutback of 15 staff positions at the Hospital and the May 31 closing of the Hospital school of nursing. Or. Hood said that Geisinger was coming to Philipsburg because it wants to be helpful. We have been invited to meet with some people in the Community and to talk about the problems that have resulted because of the pressure being put on the state general hospitals to reduce budgets or. Hood said. He said there is no truth to rumours that Geisinger is trying to take Over the state general. Hospitals and termed hypothetical the possibility of Geisinger taking Over the Philipsburg state general Hospital. Or. Hood said Geisinger likes to be involved in situations to the least extent necessary or. Hood also said that Geisinger does not talk to anyone about being helpful unless it is invited to do so and there is Broad based Community support for the invitation. We Are not the slightest bit interested in coming in and taking Over we Are interested in being helpful or. Hood said. He said that from Geisinger s Point of View it is known that Philipsburg is exploring various alternatives for the future and that Geisinger is one of those alternatives. He said if Geisinger. Became involved with the Philipsburg Hospital the involvement would be tailored to the needs of the Community. He said Geisinger for example is managing the operation of the Muncy Valley Hospital under a Community based Hospital Board of trustees. Or. Hood said Geisinger has also provided consultants to assist health care facilities. One of the management contracts led to acquisition but we did not expect that to happen or. Hood said saying Geisinger does not aspire to acquire hospitals. He said Geisinger has been helpful to the Moshannon Valley and to the Philipsburg state general Hospital in the past through the use of Geisinger resident interns at the Hospital emergency room on weekends and in the evenings and by providing cardiology and neurology clinics at Philipsburg. These things were provided at the request of the Community or. Hood said. Because of new environmental standards. The operators said Dairy cooperatives have been formed All across the country and that grape growers cooperatives in new York state have been very successful. Members of the governor s staff have also indicated Strong support toward the project. During a Jan. 3 meeting with governor s office officials leg was told that a cooperative is a very very Good the newly formed will be writing letters to various government officials and department of environmental resources Secretary Clifford Jones urging their support. In a related matter the arc has approached the no Prpic requesting they study the feasibility of Short haul Coal slurry pipelines according to or. Dell. The committee decided to investigate this idea in conjunction with the cooperative cleaning Plant project. Also making a presentation to the group was Roland Turley director of the Clearfield county Voca editorial columns insulation regulation May become statewide Rule first primary today in South Taum c t Monani a i i in iut to i \7is�a Ufa Chont inside this Issue Abby area news classifieds comics deaths 2 5 8,9,10 11 5 hints from Heloise Hospital news lottery sports Star tracking today in history 11 10 2 6,7 3 11 by John s. Langdon Harrisburg up the Public Utility commission has Given the Pennsylvania Power & Light co. Of Allentown authority to refuse electric service to All new residential and commercial buildings that do not meet insulation standards. The authority which May become a statewide formula covers not Only new construction heated or cooled by electricity but buildings heated by Oil Gas or Coal As Well. Feb. Good for Coupon lovers  february shoppers loved valuable coupons. When was the last time you threw Money away you May be doing just that if you ignore the coupons found in the Progress. Yes those 10 cent coupons for household products and 25 cent coupons for food items can add up to substantial savings to you. Some local markets even offer double redemption value for your manufacturer s coupons. Super coupons and offers were found in the Progress during the month of february. If you clipped All the coupons from various markets you would have saved a nifty $59.88 and acquired 2,650 trading Stamps. Refunds offered were kleenex $3 refund Colgate $3 refund g. E. $3 to $7 rebate on appliances Polaroid $3 refund plus valuable Money saving coupons Weaver $1 refund free Jade necklace offer free Ketchup and fish offer Carnation it pays to eat at Home $5 refund and Lac Hoy up to $5 in refunds. Clearfield merchants sponsored president s Economy Days awarding three $100 Bills plus Many discounts. Sweepstakes and contests were sprinkled throughout the month. You could enter the reach out with the stars sweepstakes Register to win a. Major appliance of your Choice win 100 Gallons of Gas win a dinner for two Register for a car course. There was even a Coupon to place a message to your sweetheart via the Progress want ads. With inflation taking it s toll it s Nice to know that you can turn to the Progress the merchants and local supermarkets for help. Love to save Money then you la love the exciting offers found each month in the pages of the Progress. Pal vice president Grayson. Mcnair said Friday the insulation requirements opposed by major builder groups May be put into effect in its 29-county service area within a year. Puc chairman Susan Shanaman said approval for the plan Points to a pattern that other Pennsylvania electric utilities May be required to copy. And commissioner Michael Johnson called the Puc approval vote revolutionary and predicted it ultimately will affect not Only new construction but ultimately older buildings As please turn to Page 5, col. 4 Columbia . Up Ronald Reagan John Connally and George Bush seek a political beachhead in the South today in the first presidential primary in the history of South Carolina. The primary first in the South this year is considered a make or break election for Connally and could Send the Winner into next tuesday s contests in Florida Georgia and Alabama with renewed momentum. The Campaign ended late Friday night As Reagan and Connally completed Marathon politicking with air and bus Tours around the state. Bush who started late and spent less time in the state than his challengers scheduled one last Stop in Aiken Early in the Day before joining Connally and Reagan in Florida. Even Veteran political observers conceded there was no Way to predict the outcome of the election. The weather was expected to be warm with rain and by Jim Carlson Progress staff writer a delegation of medium sized Coal operators under the sponsorship of the Clearfield Coal Energy group has agreed to investigate the feasibility of the construction of a cooperative Coal cleaning Plant in the area. Steve Dell Deputy director of the North Central Pennsylvania regional planning and development commission and Secretary treasurer of leg said the no Prpic has submitted an application to the appalachian regional commission for funds to study the feasibility of the concept. This Grant should be awarded by Early summer he said. The Coal operators formed a committee to further explore the idea. The committee consists of Ben Lingle Shawville Coal co. Bob Spencer Hepburn a Coal co. Don r. Johnson Johnson and Morgan Coal co. Richard Nevens Power operating co. Bob Brown . Brown co. Ron Thompson Penn Coal co. Jerry Duckett pick ands Mather co. And Donald ii. Johnson Hal Coal co. Or. Johnson of Hal who is vice chairman of leg will serve As committee chairman. Also on the committee Are Bob Mitchell president of Coal now and or. Dell. A cooperative cleaning Plant would make easier the Harrisburg up Selling of Coal and the after Only four weeks of operators pointed out the negotiations state Corn washing of Coal prior to Sale Merce department officials is becoming a prerequisite have persuaded the Adidas postmasters named at Karthaus Allport Matsko for the Allport Post office. Or. Folmar a resident of Pine Glen was formerly officer in charge at Karthaus and succeeds Clair Viehdorfer who retired dec. 31, 1979 after More than 20 years service. Prior to service at Karthaus or. Folmar was at the Howard Post office. He is a 20-year air Force Veteran. Mrs. Matsko has been a clerk at Allport Post office since March 1977 and prior to that was at the Morrisdale and Wallaceton Post offices. She succeeds Jeffrey Ennis who is now postmaster at Morrisdale. He assumed that Post. In december 1979 when Libby Catherine retired. Tonal technical school. Or. Turley discussed the proposed Coal training program at the school and requested assistance for the program s advisory committee. Or. Dell said that in an earlier meeting the executive committee of leg met with Bill Miller of Dilworth Paxson Kalish and Levy a Philadelphia Law firm. Or. Miller recommended that leg form a non profit corporation specifically to seek funds for the construction of a synthetic fuels Plant in Clearfield county. Or. Miller will soon be drawing up the proper documents for that or. Dell explained. Also attending thursday s meeting were William Ginter chairman of leg Mazie b. Mohney Clearfield Coal consortium executive Secretary Herm Frost Clearfield county planning director Leroy Thompson Penn Coal co. John Hess of Hess and Fisher engineering inc. Mrs. Vera Lingle Bob Homan and William Gilliland of Shawville Coal co. And Andy Sutika of Hepburn a Coal co. Adidas coming to Pennsylvania two new Progress land postmasters officially assumed duties today. Postmaster John Burgo sectional Center manager for the . Postal service at Johnstown announced the appointment of William Folmar for the Karthaus Post office and Marlene thunderstorms. A poll conducted for Reagan gave Reagan 55 percent Connally 18 percent and Bush 12 percent " in a striking similarity Richard Norman Field coordinator for the Bush Campaign predicted Reagan would get 55 percent Connally 25 percent and Bush 20 percent. Shoe co. Of West Germany to set up their first . Manufacturing Plant in Pennsylvania. The Commerce department announced Friday that the internationally famous athletic shoe maker agreed to buy a 250,000-Square-foot facility in the Kutztown Berks county area. Adidas officials estimated the Plant closed by Kleinertz inc. Last year would initially employ 250 persons with a possible doubling of the workforce in the future. They said they hoped to be producing 2,000-3,000 pairs of shoes a Day by the end of the year. State officials said financial details had not yet been settled but that a Low interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial development authority similar to one used to lure Volkswagen inc. To Pennsylvania was a possibility. Commerce officials said they were tipped on the Adidas Deal by freshman sen. James Lloyd a Philadelphia who heard about the shoe firm s plans to establish a . Plant through an acquaintance. Regional science fair at Clearfield today students from across Central Pennsylvania Are competing for honors at the Clearfield area High school today in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of science Region i science fair. Consisting of Oral presentations about a variety of science related topics the Competition has 93 registered participants from nine schools. Area schools participating include the Clearfield area High school the Clearfield Middle school the Curwensville area High school and the Philipsburg Osceola area High school. A a first place winners in this Competition will Advance to the state Competition at the seven Springs resort near Somerset april 20 to 22. Co directors for the fair Are James Mitchell of the Clearfield school District and Mickey Maholtz of the Curwensville school District. Along with the participating schools the kiwanis clubs in Clearfield and Philipsburg have been instrumental in aiding the Academy to present this program according to the co directors. Judges for the Competition Are from the Dubois Campus of the Pennsylvania state University Indiana University of Pennsylvania local industries and instructors from various school districts. In addition to. The area schools the following other districts Are participating in the Competition Altoona Bedford Cochran Hollidaysburg and Portage. Pete a three year old Duck who lives at the Beulah Racetrack stables in Columbus Ohio watches while determining Factor a three year old munches some Hay. Pete survived the 1979 River Downs fire but does get stepped on occasionally by the horses

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