Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 17, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle The real trouble with money is that you can't use it more than once. The Progress Reader's Tip The readers write. Turn to Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 116 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, May 17, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 36 PAGES TODAY Armed Troopers Converge on Rugged Mountain Site... Sniper Shoots, Kills FBI Agent Near Shade Cap SHADE GAP - An FBI agent hunting for kidnaped Peggy Ann Bradnick and her abductor was shot and killed today by unknown gunman holed up in the woods near this rural central Pennsylvania community. A state policeman at the Huntingdon (Pa) barracks confirmed that the girl had been sighted and apparently was unharmed. The FBI identified the victim as Terry Anderson, an agent from the Harrisburg office of the FBI. Another agent said the sniper, believed to be the "mysterious masked mountain man," was under surveillance in an area about 10 miles south of Shade Gap in the rugged Tus-carora Mountains. State police ordered all available troopers within a 75-mile radius to converge upon the mountain community. Some 20 state troopers from the Punxsulawney headquarters, including four from Clearfield and others from the DuBois substation, were ordered to Shade Gap. The Philipsburg substation, which operates under troop headquarters at Hollidays-burg was also ordered to send men. Police are converging on an area known as Burnt Cabins located about ten miles south of Shade Gap in Fulton County. "You'll have to get off this phone . . . we have an emergency here right now," a state police sergeant said when a newsman telephoned the police search center here. At mid-morning, the state police radio network carried this report: "All available men are to go to Shade Gap as soon as possible armed with machine guns." In Washington, the FBI re- ported that a single shot from a rifle struck agent Terry Ray Anderson. 42, as he participated in the search. He died within a few minutes. Anderson, whose home was in Camp Hill. Pa., has been special agent in charge of the Harrisburg FBI office for 10 years. His widow and four children survive. A brother, John, is a special agent in Omaha, Neb. State police and FBI agents converged on the area and reportedly had the gunman trapped in the woods, from which a masked man emerged last Wednesday and snatched the pretty, teen-age Miss Brad-nick. State police also reported that one of the dogs used in the week-long manhunt was killed by an unknown sniper. Earlier today, stale police and the FBI reported they had failed to find a single clue in the 6-day-old abduction by an armed, masked man believed to be a sniper who has terrorized the area for some years. There were conflicting reports from the scene to the effect that the man and girl had been sighted, but there was no official confirmation. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Committee Also Acts on Taxes... Philipsburg-Osceola s Budget Given Tentative OK PHILIPSBURG - Tentative approval of a $1,719,006.24 budget for the 1966-67 school year was given and positive action on taxes taken last night by the Interim Operating Committee of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District. In comparison, the 1965-66 budget for the entire jointure amounted to $1,510,- 016.37. This, however, is not a true comparison since expenditures of $60,000, which last year were picked up by the individual member districts, are shown in the new dis- -ttrict's budget for 1966-67 but not in the former budget. Inside The Progress Classified Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Heloise......16 Comics ............... 15 News From Around World 6 Sports ............... 10, 11 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ....... 3, 14 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .............. 3 Today in History .........4 School News ....... 8. 9, 14 Historic Court Ruling - 5 Cherry, Glenn Added ... Curwensville Ordains Two CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Borough Council at a special meeting last night ordained two new streets - Cherry and Glenn in South Side. Cherry Street parallels Susquehanna Avenue from Ann to Glenn and intersects Center Street. Glenn Street parallels Center Street and extends from Daisy Street to Muller Street, Council Streets Similar Airport Not Necessary, Says Operator The operator of the Clearfield Airport has claimed that construction of a similar airport will be a waste of taxpayers' money. Miss Roberta Sabbato, who was invited to address the Clearfield Area Jaycces at a recent meeting, said: "Let's not be looking backward and duplicate what we already have - a very adequate airport." Her statement was an obvious reference (o a recent resolution passed by the Clearfield Borough - Lawrence Township joint Planning Commission in favor of the Crissman site near Wolf Run as the best location for a new airport. Miss Sabbato told the Jaycces that "Clearfield has an airport that is adequate for the present traffic picture - within the next few weeks I am planning an aircraft show to demonstrate (o the public that this is true. If this community decided to duplicate at great expense to the taxpayers the airport facilities which they already have they will make a great mistake. "I am certainly not saying that Clearfield does not need a new airport . . . everyone wants better facilities. But I am saying that you are being had if you agree to spending tax money on an airport that will not be better than the one you have now." She also told the Jaycees that companies which use airports such as the present airport are not going to stay with piston type aircraft. Business jet population, she said, is on "a rapid increase." Warning of this trend Miss intersecting Susquehanna Avenue. Council also approved the installation of six new street lights and the relocation of four others upon the recommendation of the street and light committee. New lights are to be located on North Street behind the Post Office building, upper George Street, lower Pine Street, Anderson" "Street at the intersection with School, near the concession stand at Irvin Park and back of the Roller Rink. Lights which are to be moved in order to provide more effective illumination are located on West, Locust and Anderson Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Tickets on Sole For Lions Club Jamboree Tickets for the annual Clearfield Lions Club Jamboree, slated for June 20-26, went on sale today. They may be obtained from any club member or at C. M. Rhine and Sons, Wise Gas Co.. Gray Battery and Auto Supply Co. and Smith's Camera Shop. Homan's Rides from New York will be featured this year at the week-long Jamboree in the Clearfield Driving Park. Advance tickets will be Rood for all children's and adults' rides. Two bicycles will be awarded to advance ticket purchasers. The annual Lions auction will be held Saturday, June 18, from 1 to 5 p. m. At a meeting in the New Pimeling Hotel last night the club was entertained by the Clearfield Area llyh School Chorus, directed by Carmen R. Cugini. Philipsburg Council Awards Street Job PHILIPSBURG - A contract for the paving of nearly one-fifth of a mile of new streets was awarded last night at a special meeting of Borough Council. Nittany Materials Inc.,, State College, submitted the low bid and was awarded the $2,641.65 contract. Other action was limited to a discussion of steps to be taken regarding the Hodes' junk stored on the borough dump if it is not removed by the owner prior to the June 1 deadline. Most of the items in the budget showing the greatest increase from the previous year were salaries. The primary increases for teachers were brought about by state legislation mandating certain salary raises. Other salary increases for teachers, secretaries and janitors were approved by the IOC at two March meetings. Regarding taxes, the IOC passed three resolutions: v One adopting the $5 per capita levy under Section 679 of the School Code. This was passed by an eight to one vote with Donald W. Bordas voicing the only opposition. v One adopting the $5 per capita levy under Act 511. Again, Mr. Bordas was the only director opposing the measure. ^ One adopting a flat occupational tax of $10 with t h e understanding that it be levied on people who are employed. This will exclude housewives unless they hold jobs. This measure was passed unanimously. Some discussion was given to Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Reds on Runrovernor ^oces ""'^ In Central Four Cars Damaged In Area Accidents, No One Is Injured Damage totaled $1,200 as a result of two traffic accidents today, one at Clearfield and the other at Curwensville. No one was injured. Involved in the Clearfield mishap at 8:35 a. m. were cars driven by Lewis McCracken, 65, of Kerrmoor R. D., and Robert L. Shearer, 33, of 298 W. Front St., Clearfield. Borough Police said Mr. McCracken was traveling west on Locust Street and in attempting a left turn to go south on Second Street drove into the path of the oncoming Shearer auto. Damage was estimated at Prison Terms Handed Three County Men Three young men tried and convicted last week of burglarizing the Lithuanian Club at Osceola Mills last September today were sentenced to terms ranging from a maximum of 15 to 20 years in the State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh. The trio - Harry Phillips of Brisbin. Vaughn W. Phillips of Houtzdale and Richard L. Shirey, also of Houtzdale-were taken before Judge John A. Cherry this morning. All three had been convicted of burglary, larceny and receiving stolen goods. The theft, which occurred last Sept. 14, consisted of whiskey, beer, cigarettes, candy and change. Harry Phillips, who is no relation to Vaughn Phillips, received the stiffesl sentence - from six to 20 years.-He-was sentenced to from two to 10 years for burglary, two to five years for larceny and two to five years for receiving stolen goods. The sentences are to run consecutively. He was also sentenced to from one (o five years after pleading guilty to four other counts of larceny. This sentence, however, is to run concurrently with the other larceny sentence. A four to 20-year sentence was meted out to Shirey - one to 10 for burglary, two to five for larceny and one to five for receiving stolen goods. They, too, will run consecutively. The third member of the trio, Vaughn Phillips, received some- Highlands U. S. Air Cavalrymen Hurl Reinforcements At Viet Cong Force By ROBERT TLCKMAN SAIGON (AP) - U.S. air cavalrymen hurled heavy reinforcements against a force of 350 or more North Vietnamese regulars in the central highlands today and reported the Communists were on the run. Helicopters airlifted three battalions of cavalry reinforcements to the battle scene 15 miles west of An Khe and 250 miles northeast of Saigon. After brisk fighting throughout the day - the second day of the engagement - reports from headquarters of the 1st Air Cavalry Division said the enemy force was retreating at nightfall. The engagement started Monday when an outnumbered company of cavalrymen clashed with strongly entrenched North Vietnamese. Some of this fighting was hand-to-hand. The U.S. command in Saigon said 28 Communist troops were killed in the opening six-hour fight Monday, but a division officer at the scene estimated total enemy dead at 85. American casualties were list- Early Voter Turnout Across State Is Reported Light PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The early turnout for today's primary election in which voters choose nominees for governor was reported extremely light in most sections of Pennsylvania. Skies were overcast with rain in some eastern and central areas, while it was sunny and mild in western Pennsylvania. The state's Republican leaders pinned their hopes on a ticket including the late Walter Alessandroni as the candidate for lieutenant governor. Democrats were prepared for a strong bid against the organization backed candidate, state Sen. Robert P. Casey, from Milton Shapp, a Philadelphia businessman. Shapp returned from Miami where his mother suffered a heart attack Sunday, to --.-......---------| - --------------1 vote. He said she was off the Gemini 9 Test Off at Least For ] Weeks Vote Slightly Heavier Than 1962 Election Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Brelh Backs Up Forecast... Rotarians Hear Review Of Clearfield Progress By LELAND B. MATHER JR. Progress Managing Editor Just about two years ago, Harris G. Breth, executive secretory of the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce, told the members of the Rotary Club of Clearfield that "you won't know Clearfield in two years." Last night, Mr. Breth, in a return engagement, reviewed for the Rotarians the numerous changes and accomplishments iii the community to substantiate his optimistic predictions made in June 1964. Highlight of Mr. Breth's three-fold report last night in the New Dimeling Hotel was that through the industrial expansion efforts more than $4,000,000 in additional payrolls will be realized by the com New Phone Listed For The Progress Office at Coalport Effective yesterday the telephone number at The Progress office on Main Street. Coalport, is 672-8000. The office, located in (he Hegarty Education Building, will, be open from 1 to 5 p. m. Monday through Friday. It will be closed on Saturday. Mrs. I.eroy D. Caskey la In charge. Her home tele-phone number Is 672-8263. murtity by the end of this year. "This will come about," Mr. Breth said "through the investment of $2,520,000 in 11 industries that resulted in the creation of 990 jobs." In his breakdown, Mr. Breth listed the following industries, the amount invested and the number of new jobs: Clear-Don Manufacturing -- $250,000 , 250; Tafco Inc. - S220.0OO, 75; Kurtz Bros. - $300,000, 35; Target Sportswear Inc. - S750.000, 125; Shortway Products, $350,000. 300: Berg Electronics - $50,000, 25; Marion Brick Co. - $250.-000, 50; New Enterprise Sand and Gravel - $50.00(1, 4U; Elee- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Bloodmobile Visit Next Monday Has AGoai of 125 Pints If your phone rings in the next day or two and a young lady asks you to give a pint of blood next Monday, May 23, please say yes. The Junior Woman's Club of Clearfield is in charge of donor recruitment for a visit of the Red Cross Bloodmobile that day - and donors are needed. The Bloodmobile will be located in St. John's Lutheran Church from 12 to 6 p. m. "We're going to do all we can to help the Red Cross make a quota of 125 pints at next Monday's visit," explained Mrs. James Stodart who is heading the Junior Woman's donor recruitment committee. To achieve this will take the support of the entire community, she agreed. That's why it is hoped that everyone who receives a teiephone call asking "Will you give a pint of blood next Monday?" will say "yes." Pool Site Safety, Consideration Asked A spokesman for the Clearfield Swimming Pool Association said today that No Trespassing signs are being erected at the site of the new pool and that a guard has been hired to patrol the site in the late afternoons and evenings. The precautions are bcins taken to guard against accidents in the construction area and to pre\ent youngsters from throwing rocks into the pool thereby damaging the recently-installed surface. Adults are welcomed to inspect the site but parents are ! a.slird to stop ehildrei) from j damaging the new community I pool. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Partly cloudy tonight, low 42 to 52. Partly cloudy and a little warmer Wednesday with scattered thundershowers. Sunrise 5:52-Sunset 8:26 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 5.85 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.75 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Monday low 48; High 74. Overnight low 57. Precipitation (trace). Mid - State Airport Monday low 42; High 68. By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE KENNEDY. Fla. (AP) -The launching of the Gemini 9 astronauts on a rendezvous and space-walk mission was postponed today for at least two weeks when their Agena target satellite failed to achieve orbit. An Atlas rocket blazed away from Cape Kennedy at 11:15 a.m (EDT) to propel the Agena into space. But eight minutes later, mission director William C. Schneider reported: "We have lost the Agena bird. We don't know exactly what happened to it. The Gemini will not fly today." He then scrubbed the launch of Gemini 9 pilots Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene A. Cer-nan, who were to have spent three days in space practicing maneuvers essential to Apollo man-lo-the-moon (rips. For Stafford, it was the second similar disappointment. He and Navy Capt. Waller M. Schirra Jr. were in the Gemini 6 spacecraft last Oct. 25 and had their mission postponed when their Agena target satellite exploded six minutes after liftoff. "Oh, shucks." was Stafford's reaction on hearing of the failure. "Oh, no! Oh, no!" moaned Cernan. Stafford said: "You can't get your hopes up until that Agena gels across the States." he referred to the fact that the Titan 2 would have been launched after the Agena had gone around the globe once and was again over Cape Kennedy. During their three days in Overnight low 41. A check of polling places at Clearfield, Curwensville and Philipsburg shortly before noon today showed a larger voter turnout than in a similar gubernatorial election back in 1962. At Clearfield, for example, 540 borough residents had voted this morning, as compared with 426 four years ago. The increase at Curwensville was not as great with 138 casting early ballots, six more than in 1962. And at Philipsburg the vote thus far today of 257 was only two higher than the '62 turnout. Here's a comparison of the Please Turn lo Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Premier Ky Alerts Troops For Riot Duty By ANDREW BOROW1EC SAIGON (AP) - Premier N.LHiycn Cao Ky's military government alerted troops of its elite 7lh Infantry Division today to stand by in case of Buddhist rioting in Saigon. Two battalions -about 1,000 men - were reported moving in from the south. The Buddhist hierarchy hurled charges o(',treason and murder against the regime. Monks in Saigon's main pagoda said they planned to start a 48-hour hunger strike Thursday. In the northern provinces, others said they would give their lives if necessary to force the government to end its crackdown on Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 6 critical list. And the voting today, like that of next November in this populous northeastern state may have an effect on Republican presidential fortunes two years hence. Walter E. Alessandroni, the stale's altorney general a*d the Republican - organization candidate for lieutenant governor, was killed in a plane crash May 8. Because of state law, his name is still on the ballot. Should he win, the organization -the Republican State Committee-would name the nominee for next November's ballot. Alessandroni was a close friend of Republican Gov. William Scranton. Scranton can't succeed himself, but will need to control the state party organization if he wants to run for president again in 1968. Scranton ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination two years ago. Alessandroni was on a ticket headed by the present lieutenant governor, Raymond P. Sha-fcr. Both had the backing of Scranton and should the ticket win, the party would apparently remain under Scranton's direction. Shafer, in his campaign, promised to continue the work of the Scranton administration. The Democratic organization candidate is freshman state Sen. Robert P. Casey of Scranton. Milton Shapp, a Philadelphia industrialist, has waged a vigorous campaign for the nomination however. He advertised widely against what he called "machine politics" and asked the voters to repudiate the machine. Party leaders have expressed concern over his strength and Casey himself ha* at a recent fund raising, said party unity was needed to overcome the threat. Shafer, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, is opposed by Dr. George J. Brett, a Lancaster dentist, and Harold E. Stassen, the one-time "boy won- Plcase Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 FIREMEN SOAK DOWN burning barn at Lilz Bridge early last night. Barn, on farm owned by Frank Aveni of Clearfield, was engulfed in flames by the time seven fire trucks arrived from Clearfield and Lawrence Township. (Progress Photo by Jack Zipf) Fire Destroys Barn, Contents At Litz Bridge A barn at Litz Bridge burned lo the ground early last night despite the efforts of firemen from three departments or companies. Three trucks from Clearfield, two from Hyde and two from Plymplonville responded to a call at 5 p. m. for the fire on a farm owned by Frank Aveni of Clearfield. The farm is occupied hy the Jesse Best family. Inside the barn was some hay and machinery, pari of which belonged to William l.i'.r. Firemen said ihe liarn was engulfed in flames by the lime they armed. There was not much they could do except wet down the burning structure, one fireman reported. Clearfield Fire Chief Edwin Hallstrotn said that he can set no damage estimate until he can talk to the three men who had an interest in the structure and its contents. Mr. Best told firemen that he heard thunder shortly before he dt-.cu\ ered the fire. He theorized that lightning struck the barn.