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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 10, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle In this world people seldom think alike, except when they are buying wedding presents. The Progress Reader's Tip 'The World Today' column on Page 4 discusses two key problems for U. S. Vol. 60 - No. 110 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, May 10, 1966 14,518, Copies Daily 40 PAGEJ5 TODAY Alessandroni, Wife Die in Crash To Be Located at Kerr Addition... Site Picked for County School Clearfield County's new Area Vocational-Technical School will be located in the Kerr Addition section of Lawrence Township according to a decision reached last night by the Clearfield County Board of School Directors. The site is known as the Moore property and was presented to the County School Board as a gift by the Clearfield Foundation. It is located in the eastern portion of Kerr Addition, a few hundred yards short of the Reed's Fording or "lower" bridge. The parcel of land is large enough to allow for expansion, if it becomes necessary. Municipal water and sewage service is available. The County Board has a 120-day option on the site, beginning today. It must now be approved by the Pennsylvan i a State Department of Health, State Department of Highways, Department of Forests and Waters and Pennsylvania State Department of Mines and Mineral Industries. In other business connected with the Area Vocational-Technical School, County Superintendent Fred E. Svveely reported that three minor changes had been made in the room schedule by the State Department of Public Instruction. These changes, increasing one shop by 200 square feet, another by 100 square feet and decreasing library size from 2.500 to 1,800 square feet, were given tentative approval by the school directors as they met last night. Regular business conducted by the board included the approval of payment of S2.574.03 in special education bills and transfer of $22,330.92 from the general to the salary and transportation fund. In personnel matters th e board approved the sharing of the county's sight teacher, Mrs. Marcia Lloyd, with Centre County for the 1966-67 school term. Directors also approved the hiring of two speech therapists beginning in the same term. Applications for the positions may be made to the County Office, Clearfield County Courthouse Annex. A report on special Saturday classes for accelerated students described the program as "very successful." A field trip to Pittsburgh May 21 has been arranged for these students. Present last night were: Directors Melvin Young. West-over Borough; James E. Hoffman, Karlhaus Township; Ken- Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 6 Alessandroni's Name Will Remain On May 17 Ballot HARRISBURG (AP) - The name of Walter E. Alessandroni, a candidate for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, will appear on the May 17 primary election ballot despite his death in a plane crash. W. Stuart Helm, Secretary of the Commonwealth, said Monday night the election code provided that the candidate's name remain on the ballot. "Should he receive the majority of the votes cast, the state Republican Committee would meet following the election and name a substitute candidate for the general election Nov. 8," Helm said. Okays Junk At Curwensville... Council Law on CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Borough Council last night enacted a far-reaching junk ordinance and gave approval to a street improvement program for 1966. The ordinance, which became effective immediately, prohibits the accumulation of garbage and rubbish, and the storage of abandoned or junked automobiles on any property, public or private, anywhere within the borough limits. The measure provides a fine of up to $100 or 30 days in jail for anyone in violation. Council said it would give residents now in violation sufficient time to clean up their --^properties but that the new mm , g� I law definitely will be enforc- Engineers Say Dam Adequate For Usage CURWENSVILLE - The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has notified Curwensville Borough Council that the 540-acre recreation lake at the Curwensville Dam "appears to be adequate for the anticipated usage" "We recognize that changes may be desirable based on operating experience," wrote Lt. Col. S. D. Falkenbury Jr., deputy district engineer, in reply to a letter from the borough expressing disappointment over the size of the lake. "Our study of this project is still going on and the desires of the borough council will be given full consideration in determining whether any changes are desirable," the reply stated. Council's views, as well as those of other individuals, were that a larger conservation pool not only would be more attractive but would afford a broader recreation program, particularly for boating. Col. Falkenbury said the lake elevation was selected as being compatible with the primary flood control purposes of the dam. "Various criteria are used to Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Norris Elected Pike Municipal Authority Head CURWENSVILLE - Samuel Norris was elected chairman of the Pike Township Municipal Authority last night at the board's annual reorganization. The board also seated a new member, Abram Whitaker, who was named to a five-year term by the Pike Township Supervisors. Mr. Whitaker succeeds Robert Buell, whose term expired. Mr. Whitaker was named vice chairman of the Authority and Fred M. Bennett was retained as secretary-treasurer. Other members of the board arc John Morgan and John Bunnell. The board also approved payment of bills totaling $8,791. ed. Unanimous approval was given to a recommendation by the street and light committee that bids be asked for the paving of nearly a mile of street. The committee, following an extensive survey, listed these streets for construction: High Street to Beech, then continuing to Hill, 1,160 feet; Upper Bloom, 200 feet; Lower Bloom, 400 feel; Bradley from Susquehanna Avenue to School and continuing on School to Anderson, 370 feet; Upper Center and Cherry from Ann to Glenn and Glenn to Susquehanna Avenue, 785 feel; North to Cemetery Road and down Cemetery to State, 400 feet; Blpominglon Avenue to Pike Township line, 900 feet; Station from Grand-view Avenue to Griffith, 600 feet; Lower Pine, 200 feet. Council President Frank Har-zinski noted that with the completion of this year's program, 28 streets remain to be paved in Second Ward and eight in Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 2 Dirksen Suffers Broken Hip In Fall at Hospital WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Everett M. Dirksen, R-Ill., fractured his right hip early today at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, aides reported. Dirksen, Senate Republican leader entered the hospital Monday night for a checkup. About 3:30 a.m., he arose from his bed and fell, fracturing the hip. Dirksen, 70, was to undergo surgery this forenoon to reduce the fracture. Aides said Dirksen will be in the hospital several weeks. Dirksen worked until past 6 o'clock Monday night, later attended a reception, then went to Walter Reed for one of his periodic medical checkups. Freeze Hurts Fruit Trees In District Falling temperatures probab ly did little harm elsewhere last night but they took their toll of fruit trees in the district. On the Wayne E. Kunes farm at Keewaydin, which has one of the largest orchards in Clearfield County, considerable damage to some 30 acres of apple trees was feared by Mr. Kunes. Contacted early this morning, he said that he had not yet made a complete check of his orchards but felt that the low of 21 degrees had probably done a lot of damage. Mr. Kunes pointed out that it is possible to protect fruit trees against frost but not against a freeze. And last night's cold weather turned into a freeze, he said. County Agent Homer Mazer said that farm crops, aside from orchards, were probably not greatly affected since it is too early in the growing season. Even early-rising home gard eners found that it was not : good morning to start working outside ... at least not until the ground thawed out. Temperatures in the area communities ranged from lows of 23 to highs of 29. Haushalter Accepts College Post... Philipsburg-Osceola Football Coach Resigns PHILIPSBURG - The Executive Committee of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School Board, meeting in regular session in the senior high library here last night, accepted the resignation of William J. Haushalter as an American history teacher and head football coach. Mr. Haushalter's resignation becomes effective May 26. He has accepted a position at Lafayette College. He holds a B. A. degree from Juniata College and a master's degree from Indiana Univer-|~------- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Fair and cold again tonight, low 25 to 33. Fair and a little warmer Wednesday. Sunrise 5,-59-Sunset 8:19 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 5.28 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.62 feet (rising). 39. Clearfield Weather Monday low 28; High Precipitation .37 inches. Overnight low 29. 37. Mid - State Airport Monday low 26; High Overnight low 23. Street Resembles Battleground... Curwensville Retailers List Prize Winners CURWENSVILLE - Winning coupon numbers in last weekend's Bargain Days Sale at Curwensville were announced today by the Retail Committee of the Community Association. First prize of S50 rocs to the holder of the coupon bearing the number 40442. Winning numbers of three other cash prizes and the amount of the prizes arc as follows: 28273 for S25, 26127 for $15 and 28570 for S10. A spokesman for the committee said that winners may claim their awards by presenting the winning coupons at Rubison Printing Co. All prizes must be claimed no later than May 20. Red Five Mine Kills in Saigon By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Viet Cong terrorists exploded a mine in the heart of Saigon today, arid U. S. sentries turned one of the capital's busy streets into a blood-drenched battleground. Five persons were killed and 29 to 32 were wounded, most of them by American fire. The dead included a Vietnamese policeman, three Vietnamese women and a child. Eight Americans and at least 21 Vietnamese civilians were reported wounded. ------ Seven Vietnamese suspected of planting the bomb were arrested, but all were cleared and released, the spokesman said. "Our hearts out to the innocent victims of this affair," the U.S. Embassy said in a statement. "The root cause of it is, of course, the Viet Cong. The mission is deeply sympathetic to the innocent \iclims of this event and is prepared to help in sity of Pennsylvania. The board instructed the secretary to send a letter to Mr. Haushalter congratulating him on his new job and expressing their appreciation for the work he has accomplished in the school system. In other matters, Supervising Principal E. J. Grundy announced that Nystrom Maps and Globes has asked permission to put the Philipsburg-Osceola School District's ESEA project (library bookmobile- audio-visual instructional materials center) into printed form for distribution to their salesmen throughout the country. He also announced that Ther-mo-Fax Sales Inc. has requested a pictured account of the project for similar use. Mr. Grundy also reported on his recent trip to Washington D. ,0., to take part in a con ference on education and employment of the handicapped. �^ Granted a leave of absence, without pay, until Aug. 15 to Mrs. Vivian M. Carlson, secretary to the high school principal. f Heard a report on a disciplinary matter by Philipsburg Junior High School Principal Russell M. Lucas and Leon Muir, an instructor. C Heard a report from the transportation committee that the road at New Castle has been repaired. f Approved the expenditure of $1,200 from this year's budget for replacement of homemak-ing equipment in the Osceola Mills Junior High School. It was pointed out that the cost of new equipment to be placed in the Philipsburg Junior High School is included in next year's budget. *" Authorized Mr. Grundy to hire two secretaries by June 1 Inside The Progre ss Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Heloise 16 Comics ............. 15 News From Around World 6 10, 11 2 Hospital News ...... �> 14 Editorial, Columns . 4 lf> School News ........ . 5, 13 8 Your Aching Back .. 3 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 West Decatur Water System Plan Given Federal Authorization WEST DECATUR - Directors of the West Decatur Authority were notified at last night's regular meeting that federal authorization for their proposed water service system has been received at Harrisburg and that funds for the project have been allocated. Papers have been completed on the local level and sent to Harrisburg where they are awaiting state action. All board members wore present and routine business was conducted, including approval.of bills for payment. Osceola Council Names Holden Police Chief OSCEOLA MILLS - Borough Council last night elected a chief of police, signed a lease to take over the old bank building as a community center, voted to change to mercury vapor street lights, and issued a public warning that the borough dump would be officially closed May 31. Russell Holden, who was recently named to the police force, was designated as the borough's police chief. Formal action was taken and a lease signed with the County National Bank leasing the old bank building for the sum of SI. The building is to be used as a community center. A resolution was adopted authorizing the Pennsylvania Electric Co. to change all incandescent street lights to mercury vapor lamps. A number of visitors were present to protest the closing of the borough dump. They were informed, however, that the dump has been condemned Republican Pilot Also Aide, Killed Near Somerset By VINCE CAROCCI and G. DAVID WALLACE SOMERSET, Pa. (AP)-State police and national guardsmen stood watch today over tj-ie twisted wreckage of an airplane which carried Pennsylvania Atty. Gen. Walter E. Alessandroni, his wife and two others to their deaths on a remote, densely wooded mountainside just east of the Somerset County line. State and federal a 'iation investigators picked their way down the steep, snow-covered slope and began assembling scattered bits of evidence in an effort to determine what caused the plane to slam against the mountain. The bodies and wreckage were found Monday night by a search party after the wreckage was spotted from a Civil Air Patrol plane. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Jury Receives Manslaughter Trial Case An involuntary manslaughter trial arising from the highway death of a young speech and hearing therapist was placed in the hands of a jury late this morning. The defendant in the case- the first to be tried during the May term of Clearfield County court - is 41-year-old Richard Bailor of Mineral Springs. He is charged with both involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving in connection with the death of J. Bertch Johnson, 24, of 414'i Pine St., Curwensville, last Feb. 20. Johnson, an employe of the Clearfield County Schools, was killed instantly when his car and Bailor's collided on Route 322 near the Skonier Service Station .2 mile east of Clearfield at 12:30 a. m. Feb. 20. Johnson's wife, Sylvia, also 24, was seriously injured. The Commonwealth completed its case yesterday. The defense opened this morning with the defendant the only witness to be called to the stand by his attorney, Joseph P. Work. The Commonwealth had sought to prove that at the time of the accident Bailor was drunk and his car had traveled over the center line of the highway into Johnson's lane. Two witnesses placed the Bailor car over the center line - State Trooper Al Gontkovic, the prosecuting officer, and Mrs. Sylvia Johnson, the widow of the victim. Mrs. Johnson, who testified under great emotional strain, Alessandroni. 51. managed Gov. William Scranton's unsuccessful battle to wrest the Republican presidential nomination from Barry Goldwaler in 1964. He was making the flight for a campaign speech in his bid for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor in the May 17 state pri mary. The four met death Sunday when their private, twin-engine Piper Aztec fell in rugged Allegheny Mountain terrain - known to pilots as the "graveyard of the Alleghenies" because of the dangerous weather conditions that often prevail. Besides Alessandroni and his wife. Ethel, the dead included James E. Staudingcr of Abing-ton Twp., who was the Republican chairman of Montgomery County and a member of the State Liquor Control Board; and the pilot. Melvin E. Ladin, 28, of Collingswood, N.J. The bodies were taken to a funeral h o m e in Somerset and held there awaiting official release to the hometowns of the dead. They were expected to be released later today. The plane was carrying Alessandroni from the stale capital at Harrisburg to Uniontown where he was to address the -Fayette County Tavern Association? An official of the tavern association said later that there wasn't too much concern when he didn't arrive because the weather had been bad and it was assumed that the plane had turned back. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 2, Col 4 Decatur Supervisors Award Material Bid OSCEOLA MILLS - The Decatur Township Supervisors last night opened bids for 1,694 tons of bituminous resurfacing material. The contract was awarded to the low bidder, Nittany Materials Inc., of State College, whose bid was $8.15 per ton. The Supervisors voted to have a dog law enacted and a dog law enforcement officer appointed. Township residents were reminded that all dogs, whether licensed or not, must be kept under control at all times. Violation fines range from $10 to S300. Chairman Charles McCartney conducted the meeting with Supervisors Russell Hughes and Ralph Winters participating. WALTER ALESSANDRONI . . . killed in plane crash Five County Jobs Included In Road Plan A two-year program to eliminate serious traffic - hazard spots on state highways will include five projects in Clearfield County. The department's District 2 Office at Clearfield said the five jobs are among 118 throughout the state which will cost $6.1 million. Included arc: A temporary improvement to eliminate a hazard where Bigler Avenue (Route 322) meets Daisy Street just east of Clearfield. This is termed a temporary repair because of the Clearfield Bypass . propo s a 1 which would eliminate the dangerous intersection. c Channelization of the Routs 322 intersection at West Decatur to permit safe turns. C Channelization of the intersection of Routes 322 and 219 (Little Times Square) near Du-Bois for safer turns. \s Correction of a sight problem on Route 53 between Os- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 A U.S. Army spokesman said there was no evidence of Viet Cong fire in the half-hour fusillade that followed the mine explosion, lie told a news conference that an American MP opened fire and that other MPs thought they were being fired on and began spraying the streets with machine aims and automatic weapons. Crowds of Vietnamese on their way to work ran in terror or fell under the hail of bullets. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Damage Tops $400, No One Is Injured In Area Accidents Damage totaled $435 but no one was injured in accidents yesterday and Sunday at Clearfield and Philipsburg. Clearfield Patrolman Fred Wisor reported that a car driven by Mary N. Jordan, 02, of Mineral Springs, pulled into Locust Street from Hcaley Avenue in the path of a car driven by Lorraine Dale, 25, 18 W. Fifth St., Clearfield, at 12:15 p. m. yesterday. The collision caused an estimated $1.15 damage to the Dale car and $200 damage to the Jor- Please Turn to Page 2, Cul. 8 AT NEW MADERA STORE - Mr. and Mrs. William Smith, two of the co-owners of llie new Parkway Market at Madera, pose for the photographer prior to the four-day grand opening of the new retail store. Opening starts tomorrow and continues through Saturday. (Progress Photo) New Parkway Market Grand Opening Set MADERA - Tomorrow signals the grand opening of the Parkway Market at Madera. Actually the new market has been open for business since March 13 but not all had been in readiness for the four-day grand opening celebration which ends Saturday. The new business is a completely self-service supermarket designed to meet the ever increasing demands of the modern day shopper. Doused in the building formerly occupied by an AG Market, the Moreroom has been eompletelv remodeled and features the latest in modern conveniences for shopping comfort. Improvements to the biuMm,' include installation of a new floor and a completely new More front, and the door at the entrance way opens and closes automatically. The storeroom has been completely furnished with brand new fixtures and the latest in self-service cases for the dairy products, meal and fresh produce departments. The new furnishings include an up- Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 4 ;