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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 3, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle The surest cure for the man who is too lazy to think for himself is marriage. The Progress Reader's Tip U. S. hopes war tide will be turned by early 1967. See story on Page 5. Vol. 60 - No. 104 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, May 3, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 36 PAGES TODAY Shells Fall Into Cambodia Mental Test To Be Asked... Yount Says 'Not Guilty' To Both Murder, Rape By EDWARD E. MORGAN Progress Staff Writer DUBOIS - Jon E. Yount, 28-year-old DuBois mathematics teacher, pleaded not guilty yesterday to the murder and rape of an 18-year-old school girl who was a member of one of his classes. Yount entered his plea at the outset of a 15-minule hearing before Alderman Merritt Edncr and was remanded to the Clearfield County Jail to await grand jury action, pending the outcome of a mental examination. District Attorney John K. Reil-ly Jr. was expected to petition the Court of Common Pleas later today to have Yount committed to Warren State Hospital to determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial. This procedure nowadays in such cases is considered routine. If Yount comes to trial-and barring any request for a change of venue - the trial most likely will take place about next September, the District attorney said. Married and the father of two small children. Yount is accused of the murder and rape last Thursday of Pamela Sue Rimer along a lonely dirt road not far from her farm home. The girl, the only surviving child of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Rimer of Luthersburg R.D., was buried yesterday in one of the largest funerals ever witnessed in this city of 11,000. The mourners included members of her senior class at DuBois Area High School, six of whom served as pallbearers. The hearing, conducted in a small glass-enclosed office that once was the front porch of Alderman Edner's residence, began 90 minutes ahead of the scheduled time to avoid any student demonstrations. After receiving reports earlier Please Turn lo Page 6, Col. 4 SUSPECT LED FROM HEARING - Police officers flank handcuffed Jon E. Yount as |i#l^*iiJ�dMrbtri:ihiearing in which he pleaded innocent yesterday to charges of murder and rape in the slaying of 18-year-old Pamela Sue Rimer of Luthersburg R.D. Clearfield Lions I �wt.vjs� Elect, Told Of New Industry The Clearfield Lions Club last night elected Orvis Kline as president and heard a talk on the electronics industry by an official of Clearfield's newest industry. Mr. Kline, who will lake office July 1, succeeds Glen Wise as president. Also elected were: James Paul, first vice president; Cecil Rishel, second vice president; Dr. Gerald Kempner, third vice president; Oscar Anderson, Lion tamer; Reginald Turner, tail twister; Lawrence Stevens, secretary-treasurer; Homer Mazer and E. E. Sankey, director. Robert Knerr was elected as an Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 At Clearfield On Thursday Milton J. Shapp, independent candidate for governor in the Democratic primary election May 17, will visit Clearfield Thursday morning.' The announcement of Mr. Shapp's appearance here was made today by Walter Olson, chairman of Clearfield County Citizens for Shapp. Thursday's schedule calls for Mr. Shapp, Philadelphia industrialist, to arrive by helicopter which will land opposite the Captain's Table Restaurant along Route 322 at 11 a. m. The candidate and his party will travel by motorcade to downtown Clearfield where open house will be held in Shapp for Governor headquarters, first floor of the Clearfielder Hotel. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 To Answer Questions... Column on Medicare Will Start Saturday What Medicare will actually do for you or members of your family is the subject of a new question-and-answer column that starts Saturday in The Progress. The column is "Your Medicare," by Eugene Miller. It will run every Saturday and will answer individual reader's specific problems on medical financing in their later years. Eugene Miller, a McGraw-Hill executive, is no mere ivory-tower expert, but a family man faced with many of the same worries that vex readers. A former consultant to Secretary of Comr,,erce Luther Hodges, Mr. Miller is, in * * * addition, an associate pro-...... fessor at the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration. While he is an expert on Ihe national economy and the world of finance and business, he is particularly versed in the intricacies of Social Security and the new MEDICARE program, two formidable factors in making or breaking a family's finances. He is the writer of a syndicated column on family finances called "Your Purse Strings." Eugene Miller started his newspaper career as a reporter and feature writer for the Greensboro (N.C.) Daily News, became Assistant City Editor two Years later, in 1H50. He met Amounts Listed For Advance School Funds Amounts which Clearfield County school districts are eligible lo receive as an advance payment on 1967-68 school year subsidies under a $50 million program which has been approv-ed by the Senate and now awaits House action were announced today by State Senator Daniel A. Bailey of Philipsburg. The $50 million measure was approved during the 1966 Third Special Session and is designed to provide funds to school districts to meet mandated increments approved by the Legislature without provision for financial support by the state. Advances taken by the districts would be deducted from their 1967-68 subsidies under terms of the bill. Clearfield County school districts and the amounts they are eligible to receive in advance are: Bigler Twp. $11,340.59; Boggs Twp. $12,533.79; Bradford Twp. $26,613.43; Brisbin Boro $2,629.12; Burnside Twp. $10,160.17; Cherry Tree Boro S3,126.35; Chester Hill Boro $6,290.92; Chest Twp. $4,368.59; Clearfield Boro $38,535.78; Covington Twp. $2,684.76; Curwensville Merged $23,044.94; Decatur Twp. $23,906.51; DuBois Area $148,289.76; Ferguson Twp. $3,036.55; Girard Twp. $5,457.41: Glen Hope Boro Sl,-550.19; Glendale S43,919.70; Goshen Twp. $3,630.03; Grampian Boro $4,250.46; Greenwood Twp. $2,928.31; Gulich Twp. SI 1,203.-31; Houtzdale Boro $7,145.63; Jordan Twp. $3,741.76; Karthaus Twp. $4,756.83; Knox Twp. $5,- Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 7 Eugene Miller Please Turn lo Page 13, Col. 1 Clearfield Firm Gets Contract HARRISBl'RG (API -The state Public School Building Authority announced today the! award of construction contracts i for a new secondary school for the Bucktail Area Joint School District in Clinton County. The contract awards: General construction - Boyd H. Kline, Bloomsburg, S938.877; healing-Joseph K. Maiolo, Wil-liam>porl. S14U.818: plumbing - David N. Brown & Son. Brad ford. $1811.817: electrical-Richard Keirn, Clearfield, $134,554. Council Views Planning Item At Chester Hill CHESTER HILL - Chester Hill Council last night discussed the advisability of joining with the already established Moshan-non Valley Regional Planning Commission. Nelson G. Parks of the Clear-.field County Planning Commission reviewed the planning program and Wilson Bartley of Pittsburgh, regional supervisor of the Bureau of Community Development, outlined general procedures of a state planning grant. Mr. Bartley noted that in order for Chester Hill Borough's application to be accepted and processed for the intention to develop a comprehensive plan, the Borough must contact all nearby boroughs and municipalities to create a regional project rather than an individual project. A steering committee must be set up and articles of agreement drawn up, including by-laws. A percentage basis will be set up for costs when the contract is ready for signing, he said. It was later reported that directors of the Centre and Clearfield counties planning commissions are to get together and advance action on this matter. In other action, regular committee reports were made along with complaints of dogs running loose. There were five warnings of dogs running loose last month and Mayor Lee R. Ashcrofl stat- County Voter Roll Is Down Registration Cut By 701 /Democrats Lead State Total Since last November's election the number of registered voters in Clearfield County has dipped slightly, from 35,816 to 35,115. according to figures released by the County Election Board. The number includes 17,587 Democrats and 17,229 Republicans. Both major parties lost voter strength. The GOP lost 200 while 900 Democrats went astray in the interim between elections. The record also shows 25 Prohibitionists, four Socialists. 140 Independents, and 130 Non -Partisan on the voter rolls. A total of 775 new registrations was netted by the Republicans during the recent voter drive compared to 368 for the Democrats. Meanwhile, 157 Democrats changed to Republican while only 63 Republicans switched lo the Democratic party. Some 898 Republicans failed to respond to reinstatement notices mailed them while an even greater number of Democrats - 1,048 - neglected to reply. HARRISBURG (API - Some 93,273 more Democrats than Re- Please Turn to Page 13. Col. 2 Inside The Progress Classified Ads........ 12, 13 Hints From'Heloisc ____ 16 Comics ................ 15 News From Around World 6 Sports ............... 10, 11 Obituaries .............. 13 Hospital News............2 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .......... 3, 16 Fair and cool tonight, low in the 30s. Fair and cooler Wednesday. Sunrise 6:07-Sunset 8:12 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 6.15 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 6.00 feet (falling). 70. Clearfield Weather Monday low 38; High ). Overnight low 38. Mid - State Airport Monday low 32; High 50. Overnight low 26. To Flush Mains COALPORT - Water mains in Coalport Borough will be flushed tonight starting at 9 o'clock as authorized by Borough Council last night. Artillery Barrage Used To Silence Very Heavy' Fire By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The U. S. command for the first time today officially acknowledged shelling into Cambodia. A spokesman said American artillerymen unleashed a heavy artillery barrage Saturday to silence "very heavy" automatic weapons and mortar fire from across the border. The Viet Cong was firing on a battalion of the U. S. 1st Infantry Division, which was making a sweep on the South Vietnamese side of the Cai Bac River, the spokesman said. �--------- The artillerv duel took place | _ Premier Ky Mints Elections May Be Delayed Qt'ANG NGA1, Viet Nam (AP) - Premier Nguyen Cao Ky indicated today that the crucial general elections may be postponed. "We will try to hold the elections by October," he said in an interview at the airbase here. His original pledge in the face of Buddhist unrest a month ago was to have the vote "within three to five months," indicating September at the latest. On the elections hinges Viet in Tay Ninh Province about 75 miles northwest of Saigon. This border sector has been the scene of the 1st Division's Operation Birmingham for the past nine days. During the drive, American troops seized the biggest cache of Viet Cong supplies of the war. The area has been pounded repeatedly in recent days by B52 bombers from Guam. They unloaded their 750-pound bombs there again today. American planes flew 305 combat sorties over South Viet Nam Monday, while the three-week lull in ground fighting persisted. There have been repeated unofficial reports of U.S. troops firing into Cambodia, but the disclosure today was the first official acknowledgment. The spokesman said the deci- Please Turn to Page 13, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Philipsburg Plans|Reassess Policy|�w//p^'�*w� Drive Against Street Loitering PHILIPSBURG - Mayor Clifford A. Johnston told Borough Council last night that the police department has been ordered to take an aggressive stand and to enforce the an-ti-loitering ordinance. Numerous complaints have been received over large groups of youths assembly and blocking the streets in the vicinity of Front and Presqueisle streets. Friday, May 13, was set as the day of action. From that date on the ordinance is to be strictly enforced. The fine for first time violators will be $10 and the fine thereafter may range as high as $100. The mayor stated that any persons causing trouble,* including adults, will be jailed. He emphasized that loitering will be broken up anywhere in the community. Council adopted two resolutions. One was approval of a 10-ycar lease granting the Mo-shannon Valley T-V Cable Co. rights for the sum of $120 annually. The other resolution was in relation to filing an additional application for federal funds under the Project 70 program. The applications seek funds for the purchase of additional land in connection with Ihe Cold Stream Dam recreational development. In other business last night, the public works committee was authorized to comple t c arrangements with Tinker Richmond for the installation of a miniature golf course at Cold Stream. Mr. Richmond agreed to pay the borough a minimum of S25 monthly and Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Woman Injured As Car Drops Over Rt. 322 Embankment A 22-year-old Saegcrstown woman was slightly injured last evening when the car in which she was a passenger went over an embankment on Route 322 and struck a tree. The victim, Darlene Jennings, did not require hospital treatment. The accident, at 5:35 p. m. one mile west of Bigler, was one of three investigated by State Police front the Clearfield Substation yesterday. They reported that a car driven by James J. Jennings, 20. of Saegcrstown, and one driven by Stanley T. Beres, 23, of Osceola Mills R. D., collided when they both started to pass other cars at the same On Red China, Senator Urges WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., called today for a sweeping reassessment of U.S. policy toward Red China and urged President Johnson to appoint a special commission to recommend new approaches. He said the commission could be headed "by a national leader of the caliber and credentials" of retired Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, who commanded allied forces in Korea; retired Gen. Alfred M. Gruenlher, former American Red Cross president; or Dr. Milton S. Eisenhower, Johns Hopkins University president and a brother of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In a speech prepared for delivery in the Senate, Kennedy said the commission could be asked lo make recommanda-tions on "vital issues," including: -How to increase "informal governmental contacts" with Red China, as well as scientific, educational, cultural, athletic and tourists contacts. -The problem of Chinese Communist membership in the United Nations. Kennedy did not advocate seating of Red China but said "if a system of representation were devised which would allow a seat for mainland China and still preserve Formosa's rights, it should receive serious consideration." Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 I Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Board Receives Updated Reports PHILIPSBURG - Philipsburg Union School directors, meeting in regular session here last night, were brought up to dale on tax matters, the county technical school, and executive committee action. Reports on the topics were given by Frank E. McCabe and Mrs. L. G. Runk. A resolution was passed stating that the Philipsburg Union School District has no authority to set taxes for the school year 1966-67 and it was explained that! the school district's lax forms probably wouldn't be mailed out until August. In past years the school district, borough council and county per capita taxes were mailed at the same time. The treasurer's report listed total expenditures at $23,749.94 and the ledger balance at $77,-307.47. Bills in the amount of $314.04 were approved for payment. Tom Slother's bid of $125 for painting around the cooler in the Sixth Street School was accepted. It was agreed to send $20 to Mrs. Margaret Petrovich for work done thus far on the union board's books. Present for the meeting were President Mrs. Runk; Directors McCabe, David Bates, Frank Molesky, Glenn Sawlelle, Leonard Slrohl and William B. Hren-ko; and Secretary Mrs. Gladyj G. Dunlap. By Philipsburg BPW ... Dorothy Rickard Named Woman of The Year PHILIPSBURG - Mrs. R. B. Rickard of 711 Presqueisle St., the only woman to ever be elected to the Philipsburg Borough Council, is the 14th recipient of the annual Woman of the Year award presented by the Philipsburg Business and Professional Women's Club. Mrs. Rickard, the former Dorothy Downos, was an-r ounced as the winner at a dinner given in her honor last night in the Elks ballroom. It was attended by members of the BPW Club and other Philipsburg women's organizations, and by past Women of the* PHILIPSBURG'S WOMAN OF THE YEAR - Mrs. R. B. Rickard, center, has been named 1966 Woman of the Year by the Philipsburg Business and Professional Women's Club for her participation in municipal government. She is the first woman to serve on the Philipsburg Borough Council. Shown with Mrs. Rickard during the dinner given in her honor last night are Mrs. Mary Hoyt, at left, club vice president and chairman of the Woman of the Year Committee, and Mrs. Betty Ross, club president. (Progress Photo) Year. Also on band to see her receive the honor were her hu>-band and one of her two children, her daughter. Missy. A former new spaporw oman and author of several children's books. Mrs. Rickard was honored primarily for her work in municipal government. She is i crs Association I an accomplishment that was J largely responsible fur her reelect ion. She is also secretary of the Bi-Counly Bomuchs Association and is active m the anti-poverty pro-ram. the public library and I ihe Hemlock Council of the Girl ; Scouts, and the Parent-Teach- now serving her second term as a Council member and was reelected by a sizable majority. During her first term when she served on the finance committee she was credited with wiping out the borough debt - The award to Mrs Rickard was presented by Mrs Mary lloyt. the club's first vice president and chairman of the Woman of the Year Committee. '1c. Turn to Page 6, Col 3 ;