Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 7, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Stop praising � woman and ihe'U think you don't love her anymore - keep it up and she'll think she's too good for you. The Rsader's Tip Medicare series starts today on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 108 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday,SMay 7, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Ky Sees Year for Military Regime Will Take Time To Elect Civilians, Viet Boss Crissman Site Favored for New Clearfield Airport The Clearfield Borough-Lawrence Township Joint Planning Commission has passed a resolution favoring the Crissman site at Mt. Joy as the location for a new Clearfield Airport. The resolution was passed at a meeting this week after the Commission heard a report from Bellante and Clauss, a Pittsburgh architectural, engineering and planning firm, which recommended the Crissman site. The resolution said the Commission would recommend that Clearfield Council and*-- the Lawrence Township Su-1 _ , _ Fires Burn 43 Acres Area pervisors form a joint airport authority, proceed with plans to develop the Crissman site and make application for federal aid to cover a portion of the cost. Bellante and Clauss was recently asked by the Commission to consider surveys and site selection ,^'ork Which had already been completed and to offer an opinion as to the site most suitable for development. The other two sites were the present Clearfietdf Airport on Coal Hill and the proposed site near Elliott State'' Park. Joseph Ostroski, chief engineer for the firm, and Charles F. Breuel, regional director, said in a letter to the Commission that they reviewed the surveys and site selection work and then visited all three sites. Their complete report follows : "In May and June of 1965, a Site Investigation Report prepared by the District Airport Engineer, FederaT Aviation Agency, was forwarded to the Borough. This report examined three sites, (1) the existing Clearfield Airport, (2) the existing fClqaryiew Airport on the Crissman property and (3) the proposed Otocsin site along Kennedy Road in Pike Township. The report eliminated the existing Clearfield Airport from further cpj^deration and recommended Site, 3,u.the^Qtocsin site, for' development. ..''Tje^Borough of Clearfield ^WkIIjJ "Participation in the FTscIISfcar 1966 Federal-Aid M to Page 10, Col. 2 Claims Army WASHINGTON (AP) - An Army Jeep that could have been repaired for $4.47 was jiinVr-d instead, says a Senate investigator, despite a shortage of Jeeps in South Viet Nam. The investigator, Joseph Lipp-man, told the Senate subcommittee on foreign aid Friday the Army is writing off as junk hundreds of heavy-duty vehicles which then are repaired and distributed by the Agency for International Development as foreign aid. This is happening, he testified, although there is now an unfilled requirement in the Asian war zone for 1,851 Jeeps, trucks, cranes and other backup supplies. Lippman told the committee that the Defense Department has discarded 1,631 pieces of used equipment in Asia alone within the past year. "The Marines would love to get their hands on this equipment," he said. Lippman, staff director for the subcommittee, said the Jeep that could have been repaired for $4.47 needed minor front end adjustments, a new canvas top and similar accessories. The 1952 model had only been driven 13,161 miles but the Army derided it was too old. The testimony came during the second round in an investigatory hearing that has drawn a Pentagon charge that the subcommittee chairman. Sen. Ernest Gruening, DAlaska. wants to equip American forces with junk. Clearfielder Assigned To Company in Viet l'. S. ARMY. Viet Nam - Army Pvt. Ira N. Conaway, son of Mr. ai.d Mrs. Floyd Conaway, Clearfield R. D. 2, Pa., was assigned to the 576th Ordnance Company in Viet Nam April 18. Conaway. an ammunition storage helper, entered t h e Army in October 1965, and was last assigned at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala. The 20-year-old soldier attended Clearfield Area High School and was employed by Dick Shields Roofing Co., Brockway, before entering the Army. I n Threat Continues; Extreme Caution Asked by Goddard Forty-three acres of Clearfield County forest land went up in smoke yesterday in six separate fires, according to John Wilson, forester for the 583,000-acre Moshannon District. The situation was the same elsewhere throughout the state and today Pennsylvanians were warned to use extreme caution in lighting fires near wooded areas. State Forests and Waters Secretary Maurice K. Goddard said that continued hot, dry and windy weather will add to an already dangerous fire situation. Mr. Wilson said that the situa tion in the Moshannon District is critical and appealed for ex treme caution to hold down the increasing fire threat. An estimated 15 acres were blackened between. Bigler and Wallaceton yesterday afternoon in the largest of the six fires. Cause of the blaze is unknown. A dozen acres of state game-lands was destroyed in the Du-bec Road sector yesterday. Authorities said it appeared as though this one was deliberately set. Smaller fires burned an acre between Litz Bridge and Woodland, six acres west of Curwensville above North American Refractories Co., three acres near Brisbin and six acres west of Kylertown. Three of these were started by persons burning brush, Mr. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Clear and cold again tonight with frost and a scattered freeze. Sunday partly cloudy and a little warmer with a few showers in the afternoon. High from the mid 50s to the mid 60s. Sunrise 6:02 - Sunset 8.16 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 5:35 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5:30 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Friday low 33; High 73. Overnight low 46. Mid-State Airport Friday low 42; High 76. Overnight low 31. Planning Commission Promoting Welcome To Curwensville Plan CURWENSVILLE - The latest project of the Curwensville Borough Planning Commission, one which has caused considerable favorable comment, is a "Welcome to Curwensville" card. "Stay awhile, friends - we want to prove v. e have a town that's on the move!" exclaims the front side of the card, which has been distributed to virtually all business places for distribution with out-of-town correspondence as well as to visitors to the community. The back side of the card points up the town's friendly people, foremost churches, for- SOFT SHOULDER - This 60,000-pound tractor owned by Green-Winston Construction Co. took a sudden drop through the sidewalk on Turnpike Avenue at Clearfield late yesterday morning when its driver pulled to the right to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle. The right front wheel dropped some five feet through the sidewalk and into an underground spring. Two cranes were used to pull out the tractor which was traveling from DuBois to Bellefonte. The job took some five hours during which police rerouted traffic around the accident scene at the intersection of Turnpike and Nichols Street. (Progress Photo) Promises To Do Better... Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Auto Industry Discloses Product Shortcomings By CHARLES C. CAIN DETROIT (AP) - The U. S. auto industry promised to do better after disclosing Friday that shortcomings, ranging from major fire hazards to misplaced ash tray lights, had been found in thousands of cars since 1960. General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and American Motors sub- mitted detailed reports to a House committee indicating that one out of every five cats built in the past six years had^ been involvedin a check of,pp�" sible defects. . /-..^,li......, Sen. Abraham Ilibicoff, D-Conn., head of a subcommittee probing auto safety, said he was "startled and surprised by the size of the percentages" but ANDREW B0ROWIEC CAN THO, sSfth Jgtfflb'rtTOP). h* Premier Nguyen Coo Ky, whcAhd's pro said today hfi east anoth rly electjons in South%Viet Nam, government will stay nr*.powtr at ja*e that long to elect a ciyiiian ^fttoerriment eventually ernerg- ma from the election!., it lajj^etr Communis^'''I ^ends will fight it/'' Th&added. "I am sure'the majority of Vietnamese are anti-Communist." I am sure no such government will be elect- U. S. Co Says Lift 01400 added that the American car still is "the safest on the road." Ribicoff told a news cbnfer-:ence he was confident labor and m'a^jfJjBmeh.t could work oaf] better'