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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 11, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle The garage attendant looked at the battered car and told th > woman driver: "Sorry, lady. We just wash cars - we don't iron them." The Progress Reader's Tip Another in 'Your Aching Back' series can be found on Page 24. Vol. 60 - No. Ill Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, May 11, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Buddhists Stir Up Viet Troops Driver Found Guilty Jury Recommends Leniency in Fatal Accident Trial After three hours of considering evidence and testimony, a jury yesterday found 41-year-old Richard B. Bailor of Mineral Springs guilty of involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving in the accidental death of J. Bertch Johnson of Curwensville last Feb. 20. The jury of ten men and two women recommended leniency on the part of the court in sentencing Bailor. Following the return of the verdict Judge John A. Cherry released the defendant on bond until sentencing - the date of which was not immediately disclosed. The jury received the case at 12:30 p. m. and returned with the verdict at 3:30 p. m. At 3 o'clock the jurors asked for further instruction on the involuntary manslaughter charge and were returned to the courtroom for additional information from the court. Bailor was accused of having been drunk and of driving on the wrong side of the road when his car was struck by Mr. Johnson's on Route 322 near the Skonier Service Station at the eastern entrance to Clearfield. The 24-year-old Mr. Johnson, a speech and hearing therapist in the Clearfield County Schools, was killed instantly and his wife, Sylvia, also 24, was seriously injured. The case was the first to be tried during the May term of Clearfield County criminal court. The second case, in which Vaughn William Phillips of Houtzdale is charged with burglary, larceny and receiving stolen goods, opened yesterday afternoon. The case involves a burglary at the Lithuani.atuClub. at Osceola Mills last Sept. 14. Originally, Phillips was to be tried with the other Uyo defendants involved in the- sante burglary charge - Richard L. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 CHECKING PLANS for the new rehabilitation center to be constructed by the state at Philipsburg are state Senator Daniel A. Bailey, seated center, Dr. William R. Har-kins, seated at left, who initiated plans for the center, and Arthur Rydberg, at right, president of the board of trustees of the Philipsburg State General Hospital. Standing from left are: Henry 6V Stevens, associate architect" of Buchart Associates;'Perry E. Curtis, hospital administrator; Walter E. Price, district engineer for the General State Authority; Clair S. Buchart, senior partner of the architectural firm; and E. J. Grundy, supervising principal of Philipsburg-Osceola Area Schools, who helped supervise preparation of a survey showing the need for such a facility. (Photo by John Mattern) Woodland R. D. Man Faces Morals Charge . WOODLAND - James A. Dougherty. 41. of Woodland R. D. 1, was released Tuesday on S500 bail for his appearance in court on four counts of corrupting the morals of children. Dougherty was arrested by State Troopers Paul Shapanus and Edward Jezewski and arraigned on the charges before Justice of the Peace Harry Ganoe. The case involves three young boys, police said. Officials Check Site tor New Rehab Center By WILLIAM B. McFEETERS Progress Philipsburg Bureau PHILIPSBURG - Architects and the district engineer of the General State Authority met here yesterday with state Senator Daniel A. Bailey and hospital officials to inspect several proposed sites for the new state rehabilitation center to be constructed near the Philipsburg State General Hospital. Possible locations were also checked for the location of the new laboratoryl-X-ray annex to the hospital and for  the new wing to be constructed to the nurses' home. Tickets on Sale For Clearfield Swimming Pool Construction of the new Clearfield swimming pool is continuing on schedule toward a May 30 opening date and tickets are on sale for membership. The large Z-shaped pool, located in the Reedsville section of town, will be the center of a public recreation area for the community. Tickets for the 1966 season are priced to suit individual or family needs. They may be purchased in the Swimming Pool Association office, second floor, The Progress building, or the coupon at the end of this article may be submitted with payment in full by mail. Tickets will be sold in the office at 20 per cent discount until May 30. Memberships may be purchased daily at the pool after Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Brett for Governor... Clearfield Native Has Lonely GOP Campaign (Editor's Note: A Clearfield native, Dr. George J. Brett of Lancaster, is one of three candidates for the Republican nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania in next Tuesday's primary election. Dr. Brett, who is well known to many Clearfielders and is the father of Dr. George W. Brett of Clearfield, was the subject of the following article in the Lancaster New Era last week. The article was written by Roger Feinthel, New Era staff writer.) From the quiet confines of his plain second floor office, a controversial Lancaster dentist is waging what appears to be a lonely and futile campaign for the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania. He is Dr. George J. Brett, a 70-year-old oral surgeon, ------------------------fwho has gained a certain Former Burnside Man Reportedly Killed In Steel Mill Mishap The construction work alone will cost an estimated $2,175,000 Sen. Bailey announced at a luncheon held in the Philipsburg Country Club following the inspection trip. The senator stated that the preparation of architectural plans and the awarding of contracts will take approximately nine months, thus indicating that ground will not be broken until early next spring. Construction work, he said, would probably take a year and a half. The new X-ray and laboratory annex and the addition to the nurses' home are expected to be completed well in advance of the rehabilitation center Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Bl'RNSIDK - Charles W. Vingling, 47, former Burnside resident who was living at Blawnox, was reportedly killed in an accident at a steel mill near Pittsburgh yesterday. In addition to his wife. Mary Film Vingling. he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Helen Hurd i- Mahaffey, a brother, Lawrence, Pittsburgh, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Kerr, New York. Other details were not available today. A complete obituary will be published tomorrow. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Pyott Funeral Home. amount of fame and notoriety in recent years as head of the state's Pure Water Assn. and a vociferous opponent of fluoridation. Dr. Brett opposes Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, Republican party - backed candidate and heavy favorite to win the nomination, and Harold Stassen, perennial office seeker. When Dr. Brett first opened his dental office out in Clearfield back in 1920. his railroad engineer father came to him and advised: "Son. money contaminates." His continuing belief in that parental advice forms one of the bases of Dr. Brett's candidacy. "I can't even tell you what the governor's salary is. If it was money I wanted I wouldn't be County's Beauty Program Aided By New Trees The Pennsylvania Electric Co. and several civic organizations are doing their share in Clearfield County's May beautification program. The company has supplied 12,500 evergreen tree seedlings to four groups since Arbor Day, April 29, in a two-pronged attack on soil erosion and ugly scenery. More than 9,000 trees have already been planted and the remainder will be in the ground tomorrow. Assisting Penelec and the volunteer planters in the project are the Department of Forests and Waters and the U. S. Soil Conservation Service through the Clearfield County Soil and Water Conservation District. Some 25 Woodland boy scouts, under the direction of Scoutmaster John Schenk. planted 2,500 red pine and 500 Norway spruce trees on the farm of James Forcey, Woodland R. D. In several years these three-year-old seedlings will completely cover an old strip mine spoil bank along the Keystone Short-way. Twenty members of Bradford Grange planted 3.000 Austrian pine, 2.500 red pine and 500 mugo pine trees on the James LeGrande farm along Route 970. one mile north of the Kev- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Democrats To Rally Tonight at DuBois DUBOIS - State Sen. Leonard Staisey, Democratic organization candidate for lieutenant governor, will be the principal speaker tonight at a rally to be held in the Lithuanian Club starting at 8 o'clock. Leo Karoleski of DuBois, area coordinator for the program, said more than 400 are expected for the program. Prior to the rally, Sen. Staisey will meet with party leaders at a dinner. Mr. Karoleski said the rally is open to the public. Inside The Progress Classified Ads........20, 21 Hints From Heloise ...... 8 Comics :............... 23 News From Around World 10 Sports................16,17 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ........ 3, 7 Editorial, Columns ....... 4 Social News .. 3, 6, 8, 18, 24 Today in History ......... 4 Stock Market News ...... 5 Cement Plant Fight Returns To Woodland WOODLAND - The Woodland Lions Club today renewed its pledge to fight any effort to locate a cement unloading plant along-a~Pemrsylvania Railroad siding here. Spokesmen for the club say they have learned from author-ative sources that a cement company is reconsidering its proposal to construct an unloading plant adjacent to Woodland Park. The club had objected earlier to A. J. Greenough, PRR president, that cement dust from the plant would not only damage park property as well as surrounding homes but that it also would be a health hazard. The Lions also pointed out that trucks hauling at 10 to 15-minute intervals throughout the day would create a safety hazard for children. In view of the objections, Greenough notified the Lions Club that the company had decided to locate elsewhere on the PRR line. However, it was learned re-Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Reserve Call in 66|For Alessandroni Doubted May Be Needed In New Emergency, McNamara Says BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said today the Viet Cong is "losing what support they had of the population" in South Viet Nam. By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said today if a new emergency flares while war rages in'South Viet Nam, the United States may have to summon military Reservists to ac-tivey duty. But McNamara told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee he does not expect any Reserve callup this year. The secretary testified at a televised renewal of the committee hearings on President Johnson's foreign aid bill, but the talk swiftly turned to the war in Viet Nam. "We are prepared, militarily prepared, to meet our political commitments," McNamara told Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., the committee chairman. Fulbright opened the new round in the inquiry by asking McNamara for a report on the adequacy of U.S. military manpower. McNamara pointed out that the United States has posted combat troops in South Viet Nam without summoning Reserve or National Guard forces. "We've done this to preserve those forces for possible use in emergency situations," McNamara said. But he said if a new emergency "of any size" erupts elsewhere, the Pentagon will have to consider calling Reservists to duty. "I do not anticipate it will be necessary to call our Reserve forces during the remainder of this year," McNamara said. The session with McNamara came on the heels of a sugges tion from Sen. Bourke B. Hick enlooper, R-Iowa, that "emo tional public outbursts" against the U.S. stand in South Viet Nam are not going to ease public concern about the Asian war. "There's still considerable confusion and I think we're all looking for some answers," Hickenlooper said in an interview. Meanwhile, the committee said Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. ambassador to South Viet Nam, will testify Thursday on the Southeast Asian war at a closed hearing. Lodge, back from Saigon for consultations, conferred Tuesday night with President John- Mourning Period Agitation Begins in State PHILADELPHIA (AP) - As Pennsylvania began an official 30-day mourning period, funeral arrangements were announced for state Atty. Gen. Walter E. Alessandroni, his wife and two others who were killed in a plane crash. Mass will be sung at Our Lady of Lourdes Church here at 10 a. m. Saturday for Alessandroni and his wife Ethel, both 51. Their closed caskets will be on view from 5 to 10 p. m. Friday at the Oliver Bair Fun--*-eral Home, Philadelphia. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Increasing cloudiness followed by occasional showers tonight. Low tonight 42 to 52. Thursday mostly cloudy and warmer with scattered showers and possibly thundershowers. Sunrise 5:58-Sunset 8:20 Clearfield River Levels Tuesday 7 p. m. - 5.45 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.35 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 30; High 50. Overnight low 34. Mid - State Airport Tuesday low 23; High 45. Overnight low 20. Five - Day Forecast May 12 - 16: Temperatures are expected to average five to eight degrees below the normal highs of 65 to 71 and lows of 46 to 48. Temperatures will be near seasonable. Thursday, turning cooler Friday end Saturday and colder Sunday and Monday, especially at night. Precipitation will average near three-quarters of an inch as showers Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Temperatures Set Records Across State Record-shattering low temperatures for the date were reported all across Pennsylvania today in the wake of another general freeze. The state's fruit crop was particularly hard hit with losses expected to run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. One of the lowest temperatures in the state was a 20-degree reading at Mid State Airport near Philipsburg. The overnight low at Clearfield was 34. The temperature fell to 30 at Pittsburgh, breaking the record for this date of 32 set in 1907. The temperature fell to 28 degrees at Philadelphia at 6:15 a. m., setting a record low for any day in May for this late in the season. The previous low for a May 11 was 39 set in 1947. The previous low for any day in May was 33 set on May 10 of 1947 and equalled last Thursday and again Tuesday. Harrisburg reported a record low for the date of 32 degrees, tying a record for the lowest for any day in May. The previous low for the date was 37 in 1942. Ken Youngs, an Erie County fruit farmer, said damage to sweet cherry trees could run as high as $400,000 in his own county. He estimated about 95 ruined. Private services are set Friday for James E. Staudinger, 51, a member of the state Liquor Control Board and Montgomery County Republican chairman. The services will be held at 3 p.m. at the Abington Presbyterian Church. Services were scheduled at 2 p.m. today for Melvin Ladin. 28, of Collingswood, N.J.. at a Philadelphia funeral home. Ladin was pilot of the plane which crashed into the peak of an icy Western Pennsylvania mountain during a snowstorm Sunday. Lt. Gov. Raymond Shafer's of fice said he would attend the Ladin services. An autopsy report released Tuesday night showed Ladin died of multiple injuries sustained in the crash. The Federal Aviation Agency is investigating what caused the chartered light plane to crash on Laurel Hill in the Allegheny-Mountains, a little more than an hour after leaving Harrisburg Sunday afternoon. The bodies were brought to Philadelphia Tuesday night in a cortege of hearses from Somerset. In Philadelphia Tuesday nigh I mourning crossed party lines as 5,000 Democrats stood in a moment of silence during a Jeffer-son-Jackson Day Dinner at Convention Hall. Alessandroni was candidate for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor .and had been on his way to Uniontown for a speech when the plane crashed. Staudinger was aboard to introduce him. Lt. Gov. Raymond Shafer, a candidate for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, canceled all campaigning for the remaining time preceding the May 17 primary following Gov. William Scranton's declaration of a 30-day mourning period Tuesday. Meanwhile, Milton Shapp, an Gun-Running Ship Grounded By Allied Force SAIGON. South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. ships and planes aided by the South Vietnamese air force and navy drove a gun-running coastal freighter ashore at the southern tip of South Vi n Nam Tuesday night and broke it in two. American and Vietnamese frogmen seized large quantities of weapons and ammunition, some with Soviet markings, after the 100-ton freighter broke up on the Ca Mau Peninsula 200 miles southwest of Saigon. The freighter's port of origin was not immediately determined. State President To Speak At Heart Dinner Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Authority Plans Sewer Project At Curwensville CURWENSVILLE - Two manholes and about 500 feet of existing sewer lines in the South Side area are going to be replaced. The Curwensville Municipal Authority, meeting yesterday, approved the work, which will tic into the system constructed in 1958-59. The Authority said the old line is not adequate to meet present day demands and that work will begin in the near future. Milford Bowman, plant manager, reported that several plugged sewers have been opened, 14 manholes were cleaned and that a changeover from a combination sewer to a sanitary sewer on Filbert Street has been completed. Following a review of delinquent accounts, the Authority decided to turn a list of names over to the Pike Township Municipal Authority for water shut-offs. Noting that some of the accounts were a great many months in arrears, it was decided that partial payments would not be accepted on such accounts. Dr. Raymond R. Curanzy, above, president of the Pennsylvania Heart Association, will speak on "New Hearts" at the annual banquet and Board of Directors meeting of the Allegheny Mountain Heart Association to be held Sunday, May 15, at 6 p. m. in the New Dimeling Hotel at Clearfield. Dr. Curanzy, a leader in the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 Aimed At Premier Ky Chaplains Active In Two Districts North of Saigon By ANDREW BOROWIEC SAIGON (AP) - Fresh Buddhist agitation was reported today in units of the Vietnamese army as Premier Nguyen Cao Ky repeated his prediction that he and his military government will remain in power at least another year. Informed sources said Buddhist chaplains were stirring up troops against the government in the 1st and 2nd Corps areas. Both arc north of Saigon, toward the frontier with Communist North Vict Nam. These sources said also that, for the second time this spring, more American servicemen than Vietnamese were killed and injured in action last week. The first such switch in the casualty ratio came during a week of political crisis in April that diverted battalions of Vietnamese troops from field duty. The sources said chaplains were urging soldiers to press for a return to civilian rule demanded by Buddhist leadership. Most of Vict Nam's 15 million people are Buddhists, but only a small part of them are politically organized. Ky again told newsmen he thinks it will take a year or more to get an elected civilian government for South Viet Nam. He said he intends to stay in power until then. The Buddhist hierarchy called off its street agitation against the junta four weeks ago after Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Life Term For Rapists Okayed By House, 202-0 By JOHN L. TAYLOR HARRISBURG (AP) - The House, meeting in a post-midnight session today, passed compromise legislation to raise the maximum penalty for rape from 15 years to life imprisonment. There was no debate on the bill, which won unanimous approval, 202-0. The Senate scheduled a session for 2 p.m. in order to act on House amendments. If Hie amendments are accepted, the bill would be sent to Gov. Scranton for his signature. House Majority Leader Joshua Eilberg, D-Philadelphia, said it was virtually certain that the Senate would concur since the changes had been approved by the leaders of both chambers Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Among 25 in State... Please Turn to Page 2, Col. l Moshannon Valley School Board OKs Teacher Resignations AMESVILLE - The Moshannon Valley Joint School Committee last night approved plans to graduate 122 students, accepted two resignations and elected two teachers to fill the vacancies. Resignations were accepted from Bernard Rafacz, physics and mathematics teacher, to take graduate study at The Pennsylvania State University, and G. Lane Rosensteel, Latin and English teacher, for advanced study at the University of Minnesota. Two teachers were elected to fill the vacancies but announcement of the names was withheld Curwensville Teacher Wins Freedom Award VALLEY FORGE - Miss Mary Gretchen Leib, Curwensville Joint High School English teacher, is among 25 Penn-sylvanians who have been named winners of the annual teachers, educators and schoolmen medals awarded by the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge. The awards, announced yesterday by the foundation, are given to individuals, organizations and schools for "outstanding achievement in bringing about a better under-* * * standing of the American way of life." Presented to 170 teachers, 18 school administrators and eight other schoolmen this year, the awards are three of the national and school awards offered by the foundation. Miss Leib taught one year at Ulster, Pa., before going to Curwensville where she has been a member of that school system's faculty for the past 40 years. She was born at Curwensville and graduated from Curwensville High School with honors. She obtained her A. B. degree from Grove City College, where she also graduated with honors, and received her masters degree from Perm State. Miss Leib is a member of the National Council of English Teachers, t h e Pennsylvania Council of English Teachers, the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association Miss I.eib is also a member of the Presbyterian Church and active in civic affairs. She is a Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 1 Miss Mary Gretchen Leib - Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 ;