Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 4, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Take a look at your tax bills and you'll quit calling them "cheap politicians." The Progress Reader's Tip Read about the May 1" Primary Election in tonight's Editorial on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 105 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, May 4, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Monsoon Offensive Anticipated . . . B52 Bombers Pound Part Of Main Red Supply Line By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - American B52 bombers pounded the southern end of the main Viet Cong supply route again today in the continuing drive to cripple the Communists' expected monsoon offensive. For the seventh out of the past eight days, the Stratofortresses unloaded their 750-pound bombs on suspected enemy supply and troop areas in the Communist C Zone about 65 miles northwest of Saigon and not far from the Cambodian border. This area is regarded as the southern terminal of the Ho Chi Minh jungle trail ----------------------over which the Reds send sup- _. , _ , plies and men from the north three in Service... West Decatur Family Stands Up (or U. S. The Albert Lansberry family of West Decatur stands up proudly at a time when many United States citizens and groups are showing anti-patriotism by protest marches and demonstrations against the war in Viet Nam. Sfc. Albert Lansberry, the father of eight children ranging in age from 19 years to 2 months, will leave for Viet Nam sometime this month. He will join his 18-year-old son, Pfc. Tracy B. Lansberry, who has been serving near Saigon since early March. * � The oldest of the Lansberry children, Pfc. James, is presently serving with the 94th Engineering Battalion in Germany. But still another son, 13-year-old Raymond, brought pride to his family, when he was decorated by the American Legion at Cristobal, Canal Zone. Ray was awarded a citizenship medal and a certificate of meritorious service for outstanding service and devotion to the American Legion. For two years, Ray was in charge of the raising and lowering of the American Flag and, regardless of the weather, always managed to perform his duty on schedule. Prior to returning to West Decatur, the Lansberry family had been stationed in the Canal Villi the monsoon rains due to start in South Viet Nam within a few days, the Viet Cong are expected In open a fresh offensive after hiding out for the past three weeks. The Communists have capitalized on this period in the past because the incessant rains sharply curtail U.S. air support of ground forces. There were these other developments in the war: Australia began a buildup of its forces in Viet Nam with the arrival of the transport Sydney bringing 400 men and 300 trucks, weapons carriers and other equipment. This is the first contingent of 4,500 men due between now and mid-June to replace 1,500 Aussies who have been here since last August. The U.S. Command anil o u n c e d that American Marines, in two actions Tuesday killed 2.9 Viet Cong while ground action elsewhere was negligible. U.S. planes flew 301 sorties over South Viet Nam. But bad weather grounded all Air Force strikes over North Viet Nam Please Turn to Page 9, Col 7 Please Turn to Page 24, Col. 3 Pfc. Tracy Lansberry Work Begins On Philipsburg Acme Market PHILIPSBURG - Initial work was started Monday afternoon to pave the way for a new Acme Market in the community. Officials from Acme Markets Inc. participated in informal ceremonies which initialed the razing of the old J. O. Reed Mill at the northern edge of town and construction of the market. The new, single-story Acme Market will be 102 by 140 feet in size and will provide 50 per cent more space than the present market leased from J. W. Pritchard. The new structure will be an all-electric building. It will have parking space for 137 cars. The market, to be constructed by John Thatcher and Son of Milton, is to be completed V/idmann Chain To Open Store At Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG - The 17th store in the Widmann chain will open here tomorrow. The new outlet, known as a total discount store, is located at the corner of Front and Presqueisle streets in the former First National Bank rooms. "We're going to give the people good prices," Francis W. Mohr of Lock Haven, supervisor of the chain stores, said today as final preparations were being completed for the grand opening. "Big Discount Prices" and "Shop Widmann's, It's Like a Raise in Pay," read the banners and posters in the store and windows. The company, that has its home offices and warehouse at Lock Haven, was founded 44 years ago by Lester Widmann and Philip Teah. both of Lock Haven. Mr. Teah retired from the business in 1951 and Mr. Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 6 i Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 3 Houtzdale Council OK's TV CnMe, Plans Junk Move HOUTZDALE - Borough Council last night entered into a 10-year lease to provide television cable service in the community and took action to prosecute persons dumping rubbish in vacant lots and having abandoned cars on their properties. A resolution was adopted approving an agreement with Richard Anderson of Philipsburg to install television cable service in the community. Under the 10-year lease agreement. Mr. Anderson will pay the borough S100 annually. The borough secretary. Mrs. Gertrude Ronan, was instructed to notify violators by letter who have abandoned and junked cars on or along their properties warning them they must be disposed of. Action is also to be taken against persons illegally disposing of garbage. A resolution was adopted for the construction of a storm sewer on George Street, from Mary to Charles streets. An ordinance dealing with parking meter fines was passed on final reading. Violation fines were set at 25 cents if paid within three hours and 50 cents if paid thereafter. President Russell Christoff conducted the meeting with all Council members in attendance. Mayor Camile George, Police Chief John Kashtock and Mrs. Ronan also participated in the meeting. Inside The Progress Classified Ads........20, 21 Hints From Hcloise 18 Comics .............. 23 News From Around World 9 Sports .............. 16, 17 Obituaries ............ H Hospital News ....... It, 24 Editorial, Columns ...... i Social News ............ 3 Church News .......... 10 Your Aching Back ...... 18 SHAPP SUFFERS HEAD CUT JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bearing what his press secretary called "a superficial cut of the noggin," Milton Shapp prepared today to resume a barnstorming helicopter campaign interrupted by an accident. Accused Slayer Will Be Sent To Warren Accused slayer Jon E. Younl will be committed to Warren State Hospital Saturday for an examination to determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial. Clearfield County Judge John A. Cherry signed a commitment order yesterday after receiving a petition from District Attorney John K. Reilly Jr. At the request of the defense attorneys, David Blakley and David S. Ammcrman, the commitment is being delayed until Saturday in order to give them an opportunity to have Yount examined by his own psychiatrist. The 28-year-old DuBois mathematics teacher is accused of the murder and rape of Pamela Sue Rimer of Lulhersburg R.D. last Thursday. The girl, 18, was a senior at DuBois Area High School and a member of one of Yount's mathematics classes. Yount. who is married and the father of two small children, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him at a hearing Monday. Clearfield, Lawrence Taxpayers To Get Statements Next Week Clearfield Borough and Lawrence Township taxpayers will be receiving their 1966 tax statements next week, the lax collectors for the two municipalities reported today. The newly-elected Clearfield Borough tax collector, James Kerr, said he will be mailing statements for county, borough and per capita taxes. Lawrence Township Tax Collector George \\. Owens will send out statements for the county and township taxes. Mr. Kerr also announced that the tax collector's office is now located at 204 N. Second St., across Pine Street from the Post Office. It was opened for busi- Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 7 Mrs. Wallace Easy Winner in Alabama Runoff Will Not Be Needed Pa. School Report Studied Intermediate Units Urged To Serve 100,000 Pupils HARRISBURG (API - The slate board of education took under consideration today a draft report on intermediate units, the middle echelon between the state and local school districts. At present, county superin-lendcncics serve in this capacity, but they are to be replaced, effective July 1, 1968. by units comprising in most instances several counties. The report, made public Tuesday, recommended that each unit serve at least 100.000 pupils. At the same time, it advised that travel time between the unit's offices and its farthest boundary should be one hour at the most. Submitting the report was the board's committee on intermediate units, headed by Dr. Paul S. Chrislman of Schuylkill Haven. He said no attempt has been made to determine the number of units to be formed. Since the total public school population in Pennsylvania is nearly 2.2 million, intermediate units of 100,000 pupils each would result in 22 such units. In some sparsely populated areas, however, the 100,000 pupil population figure would be next to impossible to reach without drawing a sprawling unit which failed to Please Turn to Page 9. Col. 7 Dust Alleviation Steps Taken By Firm at Bigler BIGLER - Definite steps to alleviate coal dust problems resulting from operation of the Bradford Coal Company's refinery here have been taken or are under way, C. E. Morris, vice president and general manager of the company, told The Progress today. The company's operation along Route 970 where coal is received by truck, sorted and cleaned for shipment has been under fire for some time by Bigler residents who complain that it has created a dust problem throughout the community. Complaints to the Regional Air Pollution Association resulted in a request from the Stale Air Pollution Coin- � j mission last September that Bradford Coal Asked To Abate Dust Problem HARRISBURG - (Special} - The State Air Pollution Commission yesterday formally requested the Bradford Coal Company of Bigler to abate a dust problem within SO days. The Commission said the problem results from coal handling operations and open stock piles at the company's coal cleaning plant. The Commission said a control plan submitted by the coal firm in October, 1965. had failed to reduce coal dust emanating from the plant. A slate air pollution control engineer of the Region II office at Williamsport last inspected the plant March 31. the Commission noted. The State Health Department is to inspect conditions at the the company submit a dust abatement plan. (See Pictures Page 21) Numerous Letters to the Editor and complaints to the County Beautification Committee concerning the situation prompted The Progress to ask Mr. Morris what steps were being taken by his company to eliminate the dust problem. "Much of our problem." Mr. Morris said, "is the result of introduction of the unit c o a trains before we knew what the problems of loading them would be and could make the necessary preparations for such loading. As a result we were forced to stockpile slack, or prepared, coal in order to meet loading requirements and this stockpiling immediately created a dust situation. "We met with the Regional Air Pollution Control Engineer last September to discuss possible corrective measures that could be taken and in October Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 2 Pappy Days Set friday, Saturday At Clearfield The-efforts of this country's fighting men in Viet Nam and the resulting losses and casuali-tics focus attention of all patriotic Americans upon the annual observance of Poppy Day. Poppy Days at Clearfield, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 6, will be conducted this Friday and Saturday. Volunteer workers will be downdown to offer the traditional "red flower" to the citizens of the area. Poppies are the handmade product of men who fought for this country's freedom and who still suffer from the ravages of wa r. In this modern -age with -.11 its inventions and miracles, the "Poppy" still continues to sym- Please Turn !o Page 9, Col. 3 Chester Hill School Board PSEA Plans Dinner The Clearfield County PSEA legislative dinner will be held May 11 at 6:30 p. m. in the New Dimeling Hotel at Clearfield, it was announced today by President Leon Sevinsky of Houtzdale. Interested teachers can contact their local presidents for tickets. School Directors from 3 Counties To Meet Friday Clearfield will play ho�l to the annual meeting of Region 4. Pennsylvania Slate School Directors Association, Friday in the New Dimeling Hotel. The Rev. S. D. Sigler of DuBois. district director, said the dinner meeting at 6:30 p. m. will he attended by school board representatives from Clearfield, Centre and Clinton counties. The program as announced by .Mr. Sigler will foal lire three speakers. They arc: J. T. Har-riger. superintendent of the DuBois Area Schools, who will gi\e highlights of ihe annual convention of the National School Boards Association held April 21-25 at Indianapolis. Ind.; William Finial Jr.. assistant director of the Pennsylvania State School Directors Association, to outline the relationship between the state and local school boards: and Fred Heddinger of Wiikinsburg. vice president of the state association, on "Changing Roles in Education Today." An open forum period will follow the speaking program during which directors and guests may ask questions of any Dr. Owens To Be 90 Sunday... Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 4 Former Clearfielder Still Serving Church Dr. A. H. Owens, former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Clearfield, said in 1958 when he retired: "I'll be filling pulpits here and there, I suppose, for the rest of my days ... or as long as my present good health holds." Dr. Owens, who will mark his 90th birthday Sunday, had been doing just that at Clearfield for all these years. Now his pulpit is located elsewhere - the Baptist Home, 489 Castle Shannon Boulevard,* Pittsburgh, where he is a | letter which I received at the guest. Following his recovery from injuries received in an automobile accident Jan 14. Dr. Owens entered the Baptist Home. He had suffered a head injury and was hospitalized for several weeks when a runaway car' hit him in the Clearfield business district. Just about a month earlier, his wife had died. At Eastertime. friends of Dr. Owens were asked to remember him with cards. In a letter to Dr. Willis W. Willard Jr.. pastor of the West Side Methodist Church, and Mrs. Willard, Dr. Owens writes: "Thank you for your friendly j Easter season. At that time, I j received 97 letters which 1 must I answer as time permits. In March I mailed 103 letters, in April. 55 so far. and lying on my desk are 52 more that await the twist of my pen." "I miss the familiar faces and voices of those I love in Clearfield. I am trying to adjust myself to the new and strange conditions of life. I spend some time every afternoon visiting in the infirmary and frequently conduct chapel services. On the Thursday eve prior to Easter. I conducted a Communion service for all those who were physically able to Please Turn to Page 24, Col. 7 New Trial Denied By Judge for Coalport Man Clearfield County Judge John A. Cherry has denied a motion for a new trial filed by Stanley Dombroski Sr. of Coal-port who was convicted May 13, 1965, of larceny and receiving stolen goods. Dombroski will now be brought before the court for sentencing, possibly at the next session of Plea Court, scheduled for May 18. Dombroski was convicted by a jury on the charge of stealing brass journal bearings from Pennsylvania Railroad cars. He was the only witness to testify in his behalf at the trial. The prosecution witnesses included two junk dealers who had bought journal bearings from him. and state policemen who testified that after Dom-broski's arrest he showed the police where some of the bearings had been dumped along the side of a road. After being found guilty of larceny and receiving stolen goods, Dombroski filed a motion for a new trial. He based it on the claims that the evidence did not justify the Frederick L. Gieseke, Councilman At Philipsburg, Dies PHILIPSBURG - Frederick L. Gieseke, 74, a borough councilman and apartment owner, died at 8:40 a. m. today in the Philipsburg State General Hospital where he had been a patient since April 17. He had been in ill health for some time. Mr. Gieseke, with his wife who died April 10, owned the former Potter House and Stemp-ley property, and rented the apartments, offices, and storerooms in them. They also formerly operated t h e Fashion Shoppe. He was serving a second term on Council. He is survived by one son. Dr. Donald Gieseke, of Philipsburg. Funeral arrangements, in charge of the Heath Funeral Home at Osceola Mills, had not been completed today. CHESTER HILL - The Borough School Board, with its long-standing debt wiped out and now practically operating in the black, has been removed from state control, Secretary Robert A. Irvin announced last night. He read a letter from the Department of Public Instruction and a copy of a petition issued by the court terminating the controls imposed by the state a year ago at a board meeting. With the assistance of a special grant from the state, issued to distressed school districts, the bank debt has been liquidated, all bills are paid, and all jointure shares are paid excluding May and June. James M. Hazen of Harris-burg, Department of Public Instruction administrative assistant for distressed school dis- please Turn to Page 9, Col. 3 Grampian Council Adopts Budgets Totaling $10,674 GRAMPIAN -Grampian Borough Council, at its meeting Monday night, adopted t h e Highway and General Borough Fund budgets totaling $10,674.62 and took steps toward the collection of delinquent wage lax accounts. Tax Collector Elda Wise was advised to turn over all delinquent accounts In the justice of the peace. If payment is not made, a $100 fine will be imposed. Council instructed Secretary W. G. Chclgren to make application to the State Highway Department for a p p r o v a 1 of amiesiting 800 feet of Park Street. 400 feet of Grove Street and 375 feet of Third Street. Mr. Chclgren was also asked to notify the Highway Department of Council's approval of placing one inch of bituminous material on Legislative Route 59 through the borough. Receipts for the month totaled $1,016.11 while expenditures were $839.26. Victory Proportion Is Surprise, Negroes Double Turnout Bv RAYMOND J. CROWLEY WASHINGTON (AP) - The Wallaces of Alabama, symbols of old-time segregation, have chalked up a victory of surprise proportions despite all efforts of civil rights forces to stop them. Lurlcen Wallace, blonde, 39-year-old mother of four, thumped nine male candidates so thoroughly in Tuesday's Democratic primary that there will be no runoff for the party's gubernatorial nomination. Outdistanced badly was Alabama Atty. Gen. Richmond Flowers, a racial moderate who had criticized Gov. George C. Wallace for his tactics. Flowers had counted on depriving Mrs. Wallace of a clear* majority, and thus forcing a runoff. But it was not to be and - provided Mrs. Wallace wins the November election - her husband will still be the top power in Alabama, making the decisions for his wife as a $l-a-year aide. By law, he is barred from succeeding himself officially. Choosing words from her husband's lexicon, Mrs. Wallace told a victory celebration of supporters: "We will continue to stand up for Alabama. We renew our pledge to continue the type of government which apparently has been endorsed today." Negro voters in. Alabama - their number doubled under the federal voting rights act of 1965 - turned out in long lines, but so did whites. In all, Alabama has an estimated 230,000 Negroes - 20 per cent of the slate's voting population - eligible to vote. One result of the Negro surge Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 1 Glendale Board Airs Construction, Names Director COALPORT - Matters concerning the proposed junior-senior high school building were air-ed and a new school director appointed at last night's meeting of the Glendalc District School Board in the home economics building here. Wayne A. Franks of Buchart Associates, registered architects of York, presented recommendations for the boring investigation of the Evans site for the proposed building. Fred E. Swecly. county superintendent of schools, and his assistant, Edward B. Reighard, also attended the meeting and reviewed procedures to be followed in processing plans for the Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 8 Two Mishaps Cause $1,500 in Damage, No One Is Injured Stale Police from the Clearfield Substation have reported the investigation of two accidents yesterday and Monday in which property damage totaled more than $1,500. No one was injured in either collision. Some $900 damage resulted near Karthaus at 6:55 a. m. Mon. day when a passenger car hit a truck which was towing another truck. The tow truck, owned and driven by Richard L. Kovalick, 22. of Woodland R. D.. pulled out from a side road onto Route 879. State Police said the trucks were not completely in their lane of traffic when they were struck by the sedan of Mahlon W. Schnarrs, 31, of Philipsburg, Series Starts Saturday... Many Have Stake In Medicare Plan By EUGENE MILLER Newsday Economic Analyst Special Writer for The Progress You, like millions of other Americans, have an important stake in the new Medicare Bill. It is probably the most sweeping change in the country's social security laws since the 1930s. And while its initial impact affects those 65 and over, ultimately its impact will be felt by everyone. The new bill covers basic hospitalization, nursing home care, home nursing service, outpatient diagnostic services, called Plan A, and a volun-*------------------------------- -...... tary doctor bill insurance I _ nil Reservations Needed For Boy Scout Dinner At Clearfield May 14 Please Turn to Page 9, Col. 2 policy program. This article, the first in q series, deals with the basic hospitalization provisions of the Medicare Bill. This provision which will automatically cover some 20 million people goes into effect this July 1. You will be covered if you are 65 or over, whether: You are covered by Social Security or not; You are retired or currently working; You are rich or poor; or You have a private health insurance policy or not. (However, do not drop your private policy at the present time.) The basic hospitalization part of the Medicare Bill permits you to have 90 days of hospital care for each spell of illness. You pay the first S40 of the hospital bill, whish is equivalent to the cost of one day's stay in an average hospital. Al- Please Turn to Page 9, Col, 6 Tickets for the May 14 boy scout banquet at Clearfield should be obtained this week, a spokesman for the Clearfield District, BSA. said today. The recognition dinner will begin at 6 p. m. in the St. Francis High School cafeteria. Tickets are priced at $2. Scoutmasters, committeemen and their wives are asked to contact Dominic Loddo at 765-9518 for tickets: den mothers and their husbands may call James Hammaker. 7S5-8"50; and commissioners and their wives can order tickets from C. David Ridgwav, 765-9864. Tickets are aho available from Frank Hoffman, general chairman. Sunny and cool today. High in the 50s. Clear and not so cool tonight. Low 35-42. Thursday warmer with increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. Sunrise 6:05-Sunset 8:13 Clearfield River Levels Tuesday 7 p. m. - 5.40 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.35 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 33; High 58. Please Turn to Page 14. Col. 5 Overnight low 40. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 26; High 57. Overnight low 30. Five-Day Forecast May 5-9: Temperatures will average three to six degrees below the daily normal highs of 63 to 69 and lows of 44 to 46. It will be warmer Thursday, then only small changes from day to doy to Monday. Scattered showers about Friday and again early next week will average less than two-tenths of an inch.