Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 24, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle Unimpeachable source - the fellow who really started the rumor. The Progress Reader's Tip The reader's write. Turn to Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 122 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Phiiipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa, Tuesday, May 24, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 12 PAGES TODAY Big Break for Ky... Rebel Leader Backs Premier By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - The break in the ranks of the opposition to Premier Nguyen Cao Ky widened further today as the commander of the mutinous 1st Vietnamese Division in the Buddhist stronghold of Hue report' Viet Cong Troop Concentration Hit by Planes By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - American B52 bombers bombed a large Viet Cong troop concentration near the central coast of South Viet Nam today, but only small scattered ground fighting was reported in the war against the Viet Cong. The U.S. Command announced the loss of two planes - one over North Viet Nam and one in South Viet Nam's central highlands. One of the pilots was killed. A F8 Crusader jet from the aircraft carrier Hancock was shot down Monday ( 26 miles southeast of the North Vietnamese port of Vinh. The pilot parachuted into the South China Sea and was picked up by a helicopter after 30 minutes in the water. It was the 246th U.S. plane lost over North Viet Nam. An OIF light observation plane went down today - possibly because of Viet Cong ground fire - 25 miles northwest of Pleiku. Other U.S. pilots had voice radio contact with the pilot on the ground, but he was dead when rescuers reached him. ^edly pledged his allegiance to Ky. Defense Ministry sources said Brig. Gen. Pham Xuan Nhuan wired Ky saying he was giving up his opposition. It was not clear immediately whether he also spoke for the troops he commands. The 1st Division provides the military backbone of the opposition in the northern city. It was the first break in the rebel front in Hue, the remaining stronghold of opposition to the premier. Heartened by its victory over other rebels in Da Nang, the military regime exhibited little outward concern over the continuing dissidence in Hue, 50 miles northwest of Da Nang. U.S. officials continued their backstage diplomatic role with contacts with the main figures in Hue. Thich Tri Quang and Gens. Nguyen Chanh Thi and Ton That Dinh, successively fired by Ky as commander of the army's northernmost 1st Corps. Ky's ruling junta showed its confidence also by assembling 1,000 civilian and army representatives at a political congress in Saigon to reaffirm its power. Buddhists boycotted the meeting. With U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge in the audience, the military chief of state, Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu, said once more the regime would carry out its promise of elections this fall for a constitutional convention. He added that the Wooden Spoon To Quiet Raider At White House WASHINGTON (AP) - "Get me a wooden spoon," commanded President Johnson. Deputy White House press secretary Robert H. Fleming was puzzled by the unusual order, but he did as told. Fleming said he found out later that Johnson, using a metal spoon the night before to scrape some tapioca from a pan. had awakened his wife and had been scolded for raiding the ice box. He related the incident Monday to a group of labor editors. How about reports of Johnson's quick temper? "He does speak up sharply, when irritated by something," Fleming said. But "there is no follow-up. He doesn't stay angry." But Johnson expects his aides to match his pace. "I would like it if he had some hobbies to take up more of his time," Fleming said. "There is a need for a union at the White House," Fleming said. "We need a five-night, 30-hour week so we can get that much sleep." Please Turn to Pa.ge 10, Col. 8 Phiiipsburg Hospital Board OK's Officers, Nursing School Changes PHIIIPSBURG - The Phiiipsburg State General Hospital Board of Trustees last night approved the election of staff officers and accepted faculty recommendations for policy changes for the School of Nursing. Re-elected to staff offices during a meeting of the medical staff on May 16 were: James P. Scott, M.D., president; Clark M. Forcey, M.D., vice president; and Melvin C. Ferrier, M.D., secretary-treas- Memorial Services Set Sunday, Monday At Bigler, Houtzdale Memorial Day services have been announced at Bigler and in the Houtzdale area. At Bigler, Lt. Col. Jack T. Norris of Clearfield will be the guest speaker at memorial services in the Bigler cemetery Sunday at 2:30 p. m. The services are sponsored by the Intermediate Department of the Bigler EUB Sunday School. In case of inclement weather, services will be held in the Bigler Church. Houtzdale American Legion Post 591 will hold memorial services in the Baptist Church at Brisbin at 10 a. m. Sunday and services at Sanborn at 2 p. m., with members leaving the Legion Home at 1:30 p.m. On Monday, members will leave the Legion Home at 9:30 a. m. for services at Ramey at 10 a. m. with the Rev. T. R. Searfoss in charge. This will be followed by a service in the St. Lawrence Cemetery at Houtzdale at 11 a. m. and lunch in the Legion Home at noon. Members will leave the Home at 1:30 p. m. for 2 p.m. services on the Legion grounds at Brisbin. Judge John A. Cherry will be guest speaker. All veterans and the public are invited to attend. urer. Named to the joint conference committee were Dr. Scott, alternate, Dr. Forcey, Dr. Ferrier, William Harvey, M. D., James L. Reichard, M. D., and John Shoff, M. D. Serving on the executive committee are James S. Harvey, M.J)., Dr. William Harvey, Dr. Forcey, and Dr. Ferrier. Scott. Members of the credentials committee are Dr. James Harvey, Dr. Scott, Dr. Shoff, Dr. Forcey, and Dr. Dr. Ferrier. The following chief of service were retained: surgery, Dr. Scott; medical, Peter M. Guil-lard, M. D.; pediatrics and obstetrics, Dr. Ferrier; cardiology, Dr. James Harvey, anesthesia, Dr. Shoff; physio-therapy, Pedro Nartatez, M. D.; dental service. William Harkins, D.D.S.; radiology, Dr. Forcey; pathology, John D. Reese, M.D. After accepting the following recommendations of the faculty for policy changes for the School Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Tourism Impact Emphasized In B-C-l Area COALPORT - The impact of tourism on the B-C-l area was emphasized at a meeting held in the fire hall here last night and attended by more than 50 area residents. Dan Park of Johnstown, president of the Prince Gallitzin State Park Campvention 1967, a nonprofit group making arrangements for the week-long Campvention at the park in July 1967, told the gathering that tourism will become the most important industry in this area. He noted that some 25,000 to 30,000 persons from the National Campers and Hikers Association will attend the Campvention in addition to the thousands of persons who will use Prince Gallitzin throughout the season. Park Superintendent Ronald Dentler said that the park accommodated an estimated 1,300,-000 visitors last year. At present there are 850 boats moored on Glendale Lake in the park and last Sunday some 30,000 persons visited there. Among improvements, Mr. Dentler reported that the beach is in good condition and the marina has almost been doubled in size. He said that some 50 Neighborhood Job Corps boys are expected to work at the park this summer. Mr. Dentler also said that five new concession stands have opened outside the park since the lake was opened. The park begins its 1966 season this Saturday. Coalport Chamber of Commerce President George Lucas said that the C. of C. has promoted the park through the distribution of 2,000 brochures, 18,-000 picture postcards and numerous bumper stickers. The Public Ceremony, Regatta Set... Curwensville Dam Dedication Program Slated Thursday An Artist's Aerial Sketch of The Curwensville Dam Flood Control, Recreation Area To Be Derived By EDWARD E. MORGAN Progress Staff Writer CURWENSVILLE-The multi-million dollar Curwensville Dam on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River will be dedicated Thursday, adding a key link in a comprehensive flood control plan for the West Branch basin. Public ceremonies are scheduled for 2:30 p. m. at damsite and will be concluded with a boat regatta, arrangements for which are being marie by the Clearfield Outhoard Boating Club. A dedication dinner will follow at 6:15 p. m. at the Clearfield-Curwensville Country Club with attendance by invitation only. Numerous federal, state, county and local officials and digni-aries are expected to attend the ceremonies, which are being sponsored by the Susquehanna River System Flood Control Association, Inc. They include: Brig. Gen. David S. Parker. North Atlantic Division Engineer, Corps of Engineers, with headquarters in New York City; Col. Frank W. Rhea, Baltimore District Engineer; State Forests and Waters Secretary Maurice K. Goddard; and Congressman Albert W. Johnson. Gen. Parker, Col. Rhea and Dr. Goddard will share the afternoon speaking platform with Please Turn to Page 10, Col. � Notices Will Be Sent... Curwensville Council To Enforce Junk Law CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Borough Council plans strict enforcement of its newly - enacted junk ordinance beginning next month and says there will be no exceptions. The warning was sounded last night at a regular meeting when it was decided that 10-day notices would be sent to all violators after the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Inside The Progress Classified Ads ......... 8, 9 Hints From Heloise ..... 12 Comics .................. 11 News From Around World 10 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News ........... 3 Editorial, Columns ....... 4 Social News ............. 12 Today in History ......... 3 State News Briefs ........ 9 Curwensville Veterans Announce Services For Memorial Day CURWENSVILLE-Three Curwensville veterans groups and their auxiliaries today announced the schedule of services for Memorial Day. Members of the VFW, the American Legion and the Susquehanna Barracks will meet in the VFW Home on River Street at 9 a. m. Monday and then proceed to the following locations for services: 10 a. m., McClure's Cemetery; 10:15, Bloomington; 11 a. m., Soldier's Monument on State Street; and 11:15, Oak Hill Cemetery. Members of the veterans organizations will assemble at the Legion home Saturday at 2 p.m. and then go to the Oak Hill Cemetery where they will place flags on the graves of deceased veterans. A meeting for the purpose of making wreaths will be held by the VFW, Legion and Susquehanna Barracks auxiliaries in the Legion Home Friday at 7:30 p. m. Friday Is Deadline For Clearfield Fire Department Contest Girls planning to compete for the title of beauty queen of the Clearfield Fire Department are reminded that Friday is the deadline for entering the contest. The winner will represent the Clearfield Department at the county convention anJ will compete for the county title. Judging will take place in the auditorium of the Clearfield Area High School at 8 p. m. June 10. The girls will be judged on general appearance, poise Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Five District Firms Involved In Mine Cases Five district coal companies are involved in forfeiture proceedings instituted by the Pennsylvania Department of Mines against a number of surety companies. Across the state, 22 surety companies which bonded strippers to guarantee proper backfilling and restoration are being pressed by the department to either pay $565,129 in forfeitures or start restoring stripped areas in 13 counties. A department spokesman said that records at Harrisburg show nothing has been done by Resolute Insurance Co. of Providence. R. 1., to restore 21 acres of stripped land in Grah a m Township and a second plot containing 55 acres in Graham Township and 20 in Decatur Mostly cloudy with showers and scattered thundershowers t o n i ght, low 55 to 65. Wednesday clearing and cooler with showers ending in the morning. Sunrise 5:46-Sunset 8:32 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 5.10 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.15 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Monday low 45; High 90. Overnight low 60. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 76. Mid - State Airport Monday low 43; High Overnight low 54. Car Market Is Healthier, Reports Show By CHARLES C. CAIN DETROIT (AP) - General Motors car sales reports due today were expected to provide the final clue as to whether the auto industry had shaken its early May sales slump. Preliminary figures from Chrysler, Ford and American Motors Monday indicated the new-car market was much peppier May 11-20 than it was in the first 10 days of the month. It still was below the May 1-10 pace of last year. The three smaller auto firms sold 110.628 autos in the second 10 days of May compared with 87.194 in the opening period. The gain of approximately 23.400 cars was due in part to the fact that the period just ended had nine selling days, one more than Please Turn to Page 2, Col, 5 first of next month. The new measure covers just about everything ranging from junked automobiles to the unsightly accumulation of garbage or rubbish. And it makes no difference whether the condition exists on public or private property. When Council enacted the law earlier this month it advertised the fact that residents who may be in violation would be given sufficient time to comply. A preliminary survey has indicated that some have voluntarily complied while others have not. Those who ignore the warning will be given 10-day notices. The law carries a stiff penalty for violators - a $100 fine or 30 days in jail. Turning to other matters at a comparatively routine meeting, Council accepted a low bid from Lester J. MacDonald, Huntingdon, of $2,925 for 15,000 gallons of oil for streets. The acceptance is subject to stale approval of a road oiling pro gram. Council also: c Decided to purchase summer uniforms for the two regular police officers. Voted to petition the Coun ty Commissioners to have the Second Ward polling place changed from the South Side School to the Junior-Senior High School. \* Moved to have the State Highway Department correct a surface water condition on Grampian Road. e� Authorized Paul Girardi to Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Curwensville Marine Gets Viet Promotion CURWENSVILLE - Lance Cpl. Larry J. Frisbee, USMC, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Frisbee of Curwensville. was recently promoted to corporal in Viet Nam. He entered the Marine Corps in February 1963 and has been stationed in Viet Nam since May of 1965. His tour of duty there is expected to end this month. In February. Cpl. Frisbee was commended by his commanding officer for his performance in Operation Double Eagle. He was personally selected from a field of 140 available men. His wife and son reside at Crown Point. NY. Lawrence Board Told of School Supply Arrivals The Lawrence Township Board of School Directors met last night following the meeting of the Clearfield Area Board in Senior High School cafeteria and were told that some of the elementary school-improvement items have started to arrive. The purchase of the various furniture, audio-visual aids and reference material had been ap proved at the township board's past two meetings. Fred Her man, assistant elementary supervisor, who made this report added that the materials are being put into use as soon as they arrive. Last night the directors accepted a low bid by Nittany Timberlands Inc. of $350 for a Centre School lawn mower and approved the purchase of five portable organs at an approximate cost of $675. They also approved an offer of the Lawrence Township Board of Supervisors to repair and pipe a ditch adjacent to the Hyde Elementary Building and make similar corrections at the Glen Richey School driveway to alleviate drainage problems. The board set Wednesday, June 29, as the date of its next meeting, this to be held at 8 p. m. in the superintendent's office. Plans Dinner Meeting ... Clearfield Area Board Hears Several Reports Committee and administration reports and the approval of the graduation of 296 seniors occupied the attention of the Clearfield Area School Board as it held its next-to-last official meeting last night. The June meeting, really the final one before School District Reorganization becomes effective July 1, will be a gala affair with the directors last night voting to hold it as a dinner meeting Tuesday, June 21. Special guests, including wives and husbands of directors, will be invited and as one board member put it last night - "We've been -f through a lot together so let's , � �% go out with a bang." 6 Area Programs To Share Funds Six Head Start programs serving Clearfield County children will share in additional grants appropriated by the Office of Economic Opportunity, the government's antipovcrty agency, for training of children of preschool age. The grants bring the total allocated for the summer program to $49,370,116 nationwide. The new grants, with sponsor, amount of federal money and the number of children to be accommodated include: Community Action in Clear- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 96 Pints Given To Bloodmobile At Clearfield "They really did a fine job," said a Red Cross official this morning in reporting that members of the Clearfield Junior Women's Club recruited 104 potential blood donors who gave 96 pints of blood yesterday when the Bloodmobile was in town. Another encouraging note to Red Cross workers was that 24 first-time donors were among those who gave the 96 pints. The theory is - give blood once, and the donor is likely to be back at a later visit. Mrs. James Stodart served as chairman of the donor recruitment for the Junior Women with many members of the club assisting her in telephone and other contacts throughout the community. The Bloodmobile was located in St. John's Lutheran Church. The community of Karthaus will play host to the Bloodmobile on Monday, June 6, with the next Clearfield visit scheduled Monday, July 18, in the Third Ward Fire Company hall. Donors may sign up now for either of the summer visits. Budget Battle Begins Today At Harrisburg By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG (AP) - The House Appropriations Committee is expected to fire the first shot today in the 1966 version of the battle of the budget between the Democratic House and the Republican Senate. Battle lines were drawn Monday when Appropriations Chairman Martin P. Mullen. D-Phila-delphia. introduced 204 separate bills to finance most of state government spending in the 1966 67 fiscal year beginning July 1. The Appropriations Committee has a morning meeting on tap to give initial consideration to the voluminous package. Mullen's proposals totaled $1,-010,439.573. or $8,013,568 less than Gov. Scranton recommended in his new budget of $1,464 billion. Mullen said he introduced separate bills this year, instead o the one general appropriations measure normally approved by the general assembly, in order to retain tighter House control Committee reports heard included: w Equipment and Supplies, presented by Chairman James Burnsworth - The low bid of $1,608 submitted by the P. M. Burns Equipment Co. for a tractor-mower and accessories for the turf-building program (at all schools) of the Vocational Agriculture Department was accepted with 50 per cent of the cost reimbursible under the Vocational Education Act of 1963. A bid of $5,673.65 by Kurtz Brothers for furniture for mobile classrooms being installed under the ESEA Title I Project was also recommended by the Committee. Concerning paper towels and dispensers - still negotiating, reported Mr. Burns-worth. The report was approved by the board. *" Higher Education Committee, M. Austin Turner, reporting - This committee is con-inuing its work of informing parents and organizations on post-high school education, and will continue to do so. k" Activities Committee, with Chairman Nyal Cathcart reporting - Mr. Cathcart told of a 3'-a-hour meeting held May 10 with coaches and administration officials to discuss problems related to the individual sports and the over-all athletic program. The meeting, said Mr. Cathcart, was a successful one, and reports by the several coaches indicate a generally good sports program throughout the system. v Education Committee Report presented by Raymond P-sh-elman - The CHS Class of 1966 will include 206 graduates, all of whom were approved by his Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Named to Pike Post CURWENSVILLE - The Pik� Township Supervisors have announced the appointment of James J. Irwin, Olanta R. D . to fill an unexpired term as constable and also to serve as dog officer for the township. He succeeds Charles Bloom, now a supervisor. The constable term runs two years. Dog complaints should be telephoned to Mr. Irwin at 236-2414.