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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 9, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle An adult is a person who has finished growing at each end and started in the middle. TheProgress Reader's Tip Read about people and places in tonight's Monday Wash on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 109 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, May 9, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Viet Premier Under New Attack Snow Coats District Up to 1 Vi Inches In High Spots Turn Area White Snow - enough to turn the ground white in some sections - fell today in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area. The State Highway Department said l'/j inches of snow had fallen in the Rockton area by mid-morning. Similar accumulations were reported in other "high spots" throughout the district. An accumulation of two inches was forecast for the Pittsburgh area today, with heavier depths predicted for areas to the north. Three inches of snow was on the ground at Raymond in Potter County and at Bradford early today. One inch was reported at St. Marys and Corry. Rain moved into the area during the night in advance of the colder temperatures. Over a half-inch of rain was recorded at Clearfield by 7 a. m. The wet weather ended the threat of forest fires throughout much of Pennsylvania. A rash of fires last week, whipped by high winds, blackened hundreds of acres of timberland. Moshannon District Forester John W. Wilson said that the fire threat is over, at least for the time being. He said he sees no prospect of additional trouble unless the wind kicks up again later this week and dries out the forests. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cold, gray weather returned to the northern half of the nation today with below-freezing temperatures in many areas and snow flurries in a few spots. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Truman Lauded As Peace Man On Birthday By HARRY F. ROSENTHAL KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Harry S. Truman, more than 13 years out of the White House, was lauded as "the man of peace" today as more than 400 friends gathered to wish him a happy 82nd birthday. President Johnson and Chief Justice Earl Warren plan to telephone their congratulations. Truman's birthday actually was Sunday, and he celebrated it by dedicating a federal office building in his home town of Independence - a structure he worked hard to obtain for the city. The building is only a few blocks from the square where Truman got his political start 44 years ago. Truman gave a brief talk after he was presented with a miniature of the seal of the Including Ex-Mayor... Eight Injured In Accidents Eight persons were injured - three seriously enough to be hospitalized - in ten traffic accidents reported over the weekend in Clearfield County and the Moshannon Valley. Among the victims was former Philipsburg Mayor Samuel Z. Miller, 78, of 109 N. Fifth St., Philipsburg, who along with his wife, Flora, 72, was injured when their car went over a 35-foot embankment on Johnson's Hill near Grampian early yesterday afternoon. Both suffered facial cuts and are in satisfactory4- condition in the Clearfield Hospital. State police said Mr. Miller was going south into a left turn when his car suddenly veered to the right and went over the embankment. Both of the Millers were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Damage to the 1958 model sedan was estimated at $200. Also admitted to the hospital was 13-year-old Kathy Beyers of Anderson St., Curwensville, who was injured in a one-car accident Saturday at 9:30 p. m. at the intersection of Susquehanna and Park avenues at Curwensville. The girl and her 7-year-old sister, Judi, were riding in a car driven by their brother, Donald, 23. Curwensville police said a bee flew in the window and stung one of the girls. Donald looked away from the road for a minute to hit the bee and the car went out of control and hit a utility pole. Both Donald and Judi went through the windshield and were treated in the Clearfield Hospital for cuts. Kathy was admitted for the treatment of facial cuts and is Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Long Is Best President... Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Cold with rain and snow mixed tonight, low in the 30s. Tuesday considerable cloudiness and continued cold with light showers or snow flurries. Sunrise 6;00-Sunset 8; 18 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 4.72 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.82 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Sunday low 44; High 53. Overnight low 42. Precipitation .62 inches. Mid - State Airport Sunday low 37; High 48. Overnight low 33. Five-Day Forecast May 10-14: Temperatures will average five to ten degrees below normal with only minor day to day changes. Normal highs will be 65 to 70 with lows of 45 to 47. Showers about midweek and agai.. about Friday will average about a quarter of an inch. KENNETH R. LONG Clearfield Jaycees Win Many Pa. Awards The Clearfield Area Jaycees walked off with more than their share of prizes at the state Jaycee convention at Allentown over the weekend including presentation of the highest state award for a local president to Kenneth R. Long. Mr. Long, immediate past president of the Clearfield chapter, received the Eyerman Award as the local president who performed the duties of his office in the most outstanding manner. � �  The chapter placed second in competition for interclub relations and now ranks eighth in the state out of 237 chapters in this field. Last year, the three-year-old Clearfield club ranked 28th. Clearfield Jaycee William L. Morgan placed second in the state for the Spark award. This is presented for outstanding work by a man who has been a member for more than one year. Keystoner awards, for bringing in six or more new members during the year, were presented to Clearfield Chapter members Keith Garman, Paul Yoder and Mr. Long. The chapter also received a Blue Chip award for having a specified chapter betterment program, following state recommendations for internal organization and increasing its membership by at least 10 per cent in the past year. Two Clearfield members received presidential awards of* honor for their work during the past year on the statewide level. Paul Yoder was cited for his work as a state vice president and Robert Lingle for his chairmanship of Brotherhood Week. Attending the convention from the Clearfield Chapter were Messrs. Long, Garman, Lingle, Yoder and Morgan and Chapter President David Daugherty, William Franson, Tim Lloyd, Robert Beauseigneur, Fred Lingle. Jack Bielick, Chris Crago and Thomas Shively. The Eyerman Award for the outstanding statewide Jaycee president was started in 1941 and includes the names of Congressman Richard Schweiker when he was president of the Lansdale Chapter, and the name another Clearfielder, Richard Cook, when he was president of the Warren Chapter. Mr. Long, in accepting the award, thanked all members of the Clearfield Chapter, their wives, and his employer, Moore and Eshelman, Inc. Winning the award would have been impossible without their help and indulgence, he said. An engineer from Lancaster, A. Bruce Coble, is the new president of the Pennsylvania Jaycees. He succeeds Nelson R. Hartranft. Other officers named at the convention were: Dwight Som-mers of New Freedom, and Dr. Calvin J. Wolfberg, Northumberland, vice presidents; Joseph Santinoceto, Lewislown, treasurer; and John G. Gover, Warminster Tvvp., secretary. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Sports ......... 10, 11 Obituaries ............. 2 Hospital News ...... 13, 14 Editorial, Columns ..... 4 Social News ..... 3, 16 Your Aching Back ..... 9 Area Servicemen ...... 5, 8 AI* Special Report . . 7 Hints From lleloise...... 16 News From Around World 6 Fire Destroys Shed; Houtzdale Company Also Conducts Drill HOUTZDALE - A powder magazine, located on the hill back of the Lincoln School athletic field and used in recent years as a storage shed, was destroyed by fire Saturday night and firemen yesterday burned a house down during a fire drill. Fire Chief Thomas Love said today the shed loss has not yet been determined. Stored in the shed was equipment used by the Rotary Club for its annual horse Two More Sites Are Destroyed U. S. Jet Pilots Chase Off Foe In 'MIG Alley' By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON (AP)-U.S. jet pilots knocked out two Soviet-built missile sites in North Viet Nam and chased off a pair of Communist MIG17s in "MIG Alley" about 35 miles from Red China's frontier, the U.S. Command reported today. It said the MIGs fled when four U.S. Air Force F105 Thun-derchiefs closed in on them. Navy A4 Skyhawks hit a surface-to-air missile site 12 miles north-northwest of Haiphong Sunday, the U.S. command said, while Air Force pilots reported they destroyed a SAM site 30 miles north-northeast of Hanoi. It was the closest penetration so far to Haiphong, North Viet Nam's major port. A military spokesman said U.S. fliers evaded 11 missiles fired from sites in three different areas during air strikes Sunday. The spokesman said Air Force F105 Thunderchiefs encountered the MIGs 70 miles east-northeast of Hanoi and about 35 miles from the Chinese frontier. He said the American pilots closed in, but the MIGs turned and fled before they could be engaged. The number of MIGs was not announced. The missile sites were hit Sunday during a break in the monsoon rains. American planes flew 51 missions against the Communist north after a week of limited assaults because of the weather. The American fliers also kept up their pummeling of bridges and highways in/the north to cut further supply routes to Hanoi, the North Vietnamese capital, and Haiphong,_wr^.'..t. An Air Force spokesman re- GETS BATTLEFIELD PROMOTION - Charles H. Poorman Jr., at left, of Philipsburg, is congratulated by an unidentified officer in a Viet Nam bunker after being promoted to battalion sergeant major. Sgt. Poorman, a 20-year Marine veteran, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Poorman. He has been a� Da Nang, South Viet Nam, since la^t August with the 3rd Marine Division. His wife, the former Thelma Noye of Altoona, and their children live at Oceanside, Calif. Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Mrs. Gingery, 83, Past Clearfield Leader, Dies Mrs. Anna Leavy Gingery of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, who in 1955 was honored as Woman of the Year by the Clearfield BPW Club, died Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Luke's Hospital at Cleve land. She was 83. The work for which Mrs. Gingery was honored by the Business and Professional Women's Club included: Being one of the first members of the Junior Auxiliary of the Clearfield Hospital and treasurer for 18 years; a member of the Nurses Training School committee since its beginning; a member of the board of directors of the Red Cross for many years: secretary of the Children's Aid Society; past president of the Senior Woman's Club; a member of the board of directors of the Clearfield Community Concert Association and membership chairman for 14 years; an active member of the Trinity Methodist Church, serving in various organizations, both in church and Sunday School; a member of the Clearfield County Child Welfare Ad- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Late News SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP)- president Johnson sent Congress today an advisory council report endorsing massive federal aid to education, yet finding much to criticize about the first year of the administration's current billion-dollar program. Johnson, in a letter transmitting the report, emphasized "progress which has been achieved1' under the 1965 law assisting elementary and secondary education. TOKYO (AP) - Communist China; T announced Tuesday^.jt has detonated -its third .atomic l^^ina f^Tpjdjed^Ks first.. nu-VWar device""Oct. 16, 1964, and" its second May 14, 1965. The first was believed to have been set off atop a tower at a desert test center in Sinkiang . WASHINGTON (API-Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk testified today that the LFnited States has full legal justification for its support "bf South Viet Nam. Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Orc., said "his position is unconscionable." Blanchard Dam Contract Tops $8 Million BLANCHARD - The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract for $8,103,378 to the Lane Construction Corp. of Meriden, Conn., for construction of the Blanchard Dam. The dam will rise 100 feet above Bald Eagle Creek and extend 1.3 miles across the valley a mile west of this community. The rolled earthfill .structure will have a top width of 25 feet. Work is expected to begin soon on the contract. The work will include some highway relocation and some bridge construction wotk. Approximately S8 million in Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Story of Need for Route 219 Will Be Retold BRADFORD - The story of Route 219 and the toll the winding, potted narrow, choked, north-south highway has taken of lives, industrial growth and tourism, will again be told on Wednesday, May 11, here. Invitations to a noon luncheon meeting in the Pennhills Club at Bradford have been extended to every political leader and aspiring politician who, in any way, is or could be connected with Route 219's destiny. O. C. Novario of DuBois, president of the Route 219 Association, announcing the mass meeting said: "We want the federal and state leaders to know that we are not sleeping but that we are angry and we are not giving up in our determination to have Route 219 a major, four-lane expressway." Mr. Novario revealed that both Governor Scranton ami Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York have been invited Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Seen as Helping Ease Tensions... Recognize Mongolia, Mansfield Urges U. S. By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield proposed today that the United States recognize Mongolia, a Communist-controlled nation sandwiched between Red China and the Soviet Union in mainland Asia. This would help ease international tensions, Mansfield said in an interview, and give the United States "a valuable listening post" between the* Women's Club Wins... Clearfield Cops Award In Community Contest Clearfield was among 41 communities named by the State Chamber of Commerce as award winners in the annual Pennsylvania Better Community Contest. As second place winner in the 5,000 to 15,000 population class in the Central Region, the Woman's Club of Clearfield, which submitted thn entry, will receive $750 to be used for future community*--------- betterment projects Mrs. Walter Thorp, who was ^president of the Woman's Club when the entry was submitted, said (hat a scrapbook was entered outlining two projects at Clearfield. Included were the efforts of the community to provide safe swimming, which later resulted in (he building of the community swimming pool, and the placing of planters on the parking meters in the downtown section. Other winners in the Central Region tivere: Bedford, first, SI.000; St. Marys, third, $500; and Kane, fourth, S250. Checks will be presented to the sponsoring organizations in each winning community during June, which will be proclaimed by Governor Scranton as C o m m u n i I y Development Month. The prize money, awarded for superior improvement projects carried out during calendar years 1964 and 1965 will be used for additional community enterprises, a contest stipulation. Winning communities were chosen by a panel of judges headed by Dr. Kenneth D. Wells, president of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, and were cited as examples of "community initiative." two Communist giants. Mansfield's proposal came as he endorsed the call by Sen. Ed ward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.. and George S. McGovern. D-S.D., for appointment of a "blue ribbon" commission to reassess U.S. policy toward Communist China. The Kenned y-McGovern suggestions also brought these developments during the weekend: - Secretary of Slate Dean Rusk, who testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today, described the commission proposal as ".in intriguing idea." But Rusk said for more than a year the executive branch has had a very competent group making an intensive study of these matters. He did not further identify the group. "They have been in touch with experts outside; they have visited universities and they have searched the literature for possible new ideas," l(u-*k s.iiil on the ABC television radio program "Issues and An.-* wer.v" He also said he has discussed Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Mineral Springs Man on Trial for Rond Death Richard B. Bailor of Mineral Springs went on trial this morning in the Clearfield County courts for involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving in connection with the highway death of .7. Berlch Johnson of Curwensville last Feb. 20. Mr. Johnson, a speech and hearing therapist for the Clearfield County Schools, was killed instantly in a collision of his car and Bailor's on Route 322. Johnson's wife, Sylvia, was seriously injured. Most of this morning's session was taken up with the selection of the 10 men and two women who will serve as jurors antl two additional men who will be alternates. District Attorney John K. Reil-ly Jr.. in opening his case, said the Commonwealth will prove Bailor is guilty of involuntary manslaughter because Johnson's death resulted from an illegal act, that of drunken driving. The first witness called by the Commonwealth was Progress House Plans Action on Rape Penalty Bill HARRISBURG (AP) - The House planned to take preliminary action today on a bill to increase the penalty for rape, thus setting the stage for final passage on Wednesday. The Senate, meanwhile, remained in recess, but stood ready for recall on Wednesday when, if all goes as expected, it will take the bill, concur in any amendments, and send it on to Gov. Scranton. The bill was passed by the Senate on April 21 before that body took an extended recess for the primary campaign. The House, remaining in session the following week, passed a much stronger version, sent it to the Senate, and adjourned for the election. The House agreed to return and act on the Senate bill, but amend it to raise the maximum penalty to life imprisonment and insert a .minimum sentence of 20 years in any case where the victim suffers serious bodily injury. House Majority Leader Joshua Eilsberg, D-Philadelphia, said over the weekend he felt there would be little difficulty in working out differences between the House and Senate over the issue. Generals Hit Ky's Statement Assert Delicate Political Balance May Be Endangered By ANDREW BOROW1EC SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Premier Nguyen Cao Ky came under attack from within and outside the ruling junta today following his declaration that he expects to hang onto power at least another year. Informants said some of Ky's fellow generals considered the statement likely to endanger the delicate political balance that has kept them in power despite Buddhist agitation. Ky was reported to have made the declaration without consulting them. Government censors cut the statement from the Vietnamese language press in an effort to minimize the political repercussions. Nevertheless, it spread by word of mouth through Saigon. Political groups threatened counteraction against the military government. The strongest reaction was expected from Saigon's influential Buddhist leadership, which has demanded an early return to civilian government. As the new storm erupted around him, Ky lapsed into silence. He ordered his chauffeur to drive on when newsmen converged on his car for an explanation of his intentions. One Buddhist leader, Thich Thien Minli, told a crowd of 5,-000 persons in Da Nang that the Buddhists would organize another wave of protests if the government backed down on its pledge to hold elections for a national assembly next fall. Minh, leader of the youth movement of Saigon's Buddhist Institute, is a protege of the politically powerful monk Thich Tri Quang, principal figure behind the recent unrest that forced the junta to pledge elections at the end of the summer. The Buddhist leader in Da Nang, Thich Minh Chicu, told a newsman that the 35-year-old premier and air force commander had made many de- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 FFA Members Honored At Banquet Awards and honors were the order of the evening as the Clearfield Chapter of the Future Farmers of America held its annual Parent-Son banquet Friday night in the Captain's Table Restaurant. Parents and guests watched as Star Greenhand awards were presented to Dennis Kephart, Alex Reinke and Gary Turner while Mike Wallace and Mark Kramer were acknowledged as Star Chapter Farmers. Other FAA Foundation Awards were made to: James Owens, public speaking: Barry Luma-duc, ornamental horticulture; Mike Wallace, livestock farming; Mark Kramer and Barry Lumadue, conservation; Mark Kramer and Gerald Holt, home Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 Water Interruption WINBURNE - Water service will be interrupted to the cu.v turners of the Winburne Water Co. tomorrow and Wednesday starting at 6' p. m. in order to flush the mains. Two Muffs Enough ... We Quit As Bird Watchers By ROBYN PIDGEON Progress Bird Analyst "Once again your bird identification expert has goofed!" The letter began. "Pictured in Saturday's Progress are three striking examples of the Bonaparte's Gull," declares Christopher Runk of Curtis Park, Philipsburg, in reference to Ed Morgan's Postscript cover picture. The caption identified them as Black-Headed Gulls.  - The first was when what later were proven to be whistling "Although the E u rope a n Black-Headed Gull occasionally visits our country, ii is only on our northern Atlantic shores and only in winter plumage," writes Mr. Runk. He goes on to say that the bird pictured on the left is in full summer plumage while the other two are in different stages from winter dress. ll marked the mtuihI time this year that bird watchers have been taken back by nun-bird watching caption writers of The Progress Newsroom. swans were incorrectly identified as snow u;ecsc Robert Hess of Clearfield came to the rescue of the bird watching crowd and promptly took the newspaper to task for its oversight. ' Although we do not doubt the authenticity of Mr. Runk's declaration, nor do we wish to ar^ue the point, we take pride in (lie fact that we were close. They were gulls! Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 ;