Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 25, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle The weaker sex is really the stronger sex because of the weakness of the stronger sex for the weaker sex. The Progress Readers Tip The Viet Nam situation is discussed in "The World Today" on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 123 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday, May 25, 1966 14,518, Copies Daily 40 PAGES TODAY Demonstrations in Saigon Broken Up Mayor Bans Buddhist Story fold in Supplement... Weather Outlook Good For Dedication of Dam CURWENSVILLE - Sunny and mild weather is the outlook tomorrow for the dedication of the Curwensville Dam, the third of four such structures in a broad flood control plan for the West Branch basin of the Susquehanna River. Today's edition of The Progress carries a special 12-page supplement on the dam, recounting some of the highlights during the three-year construction period and re- ----^viewing other pertinent as _ _ _ |, flvl i�_ ____ I pects of the multi-million dol Chamber Seeks Improvements At Mid-State PHILIPSBURG - Four members of the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce met with the Pennsylvania Aeronautics Commission at Harrisburg yesterday to seek better roads and other improvements at Mid-State Airport. In the Chamber delegation were George R. Griest Jr., Richard B. Irwin, Edsel Hur-wilz and Luther L. Warsing. With them were Congressman Albert W. Johnson and State Rep. Eugene Fulmer. State Sen. Daniel Bailey is ill and was unable to attend. The Commission said it would set efforts in motion to preserve and improve service at the airport for the Moshannon Flying Service Inc. The action was announced by State Adjutant General Thomas R. White, commission chairman. The service maintains concessions and other facililies at the airport. Its representatives explained why they felt changes should be made in the contract to help make its operations profitable. The state owns the airport and leases the service facilities to the flying service. Gen. White said the commission directed the employment of an airport manager to assist the operators and to study their problems. The commission also appropriated $10,000 to im- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 Inside The Progress For still more pictures on the Curwensville Dam, turn to Page .................. 6 Classified Ads ...... 20, 21 Hints From Heloise ____ 28 Comics ................ 27 News From Around World 23 Sports ............ 6, 16, 17 Obituaries .............. 23 Hospital News ....... 21, 23 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ......... 10, 24 Today in History ........ 4 Philipsburg Area Needs More Blood Donors PHILIPSBURG - "We will have to get new blood donors and get those persons who make appointments to keep them," blood donor Chairman John E. Lux announced today as the result of yesterday's Bloodmobile visit to the community. Eighty-four pints of blood were contributed during the visit in the Veterans of Fore-gin Wars Post Home. The quota was 125 pints. A total of 95 persons presented themselves as donors at the center but 11 were rejected. Ten of the donors were first-timers. "We would have gone over the top if all persons who promised to give blood yesterday had shown up." Mr. Lux stated. He expressed thanks ~to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, to the Philipsburg Area Jaycees, lo Long's Dairies, and to the Elks for their services in conjunction with the visit. In Dimeling Hotel... Rep. Say lor At Forestry Goddard Meeting Congressman John P. Saylor of Johnstown and Secretary of Forests and Waters Maurice K. Goddard will be among the principals at the 80th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association at Clearfield this week. The three-day meeting of the oldest forestry association in the nation will get under way tomorrow at noon with registration in convention headquarters, the New Dimeling Hotel. ��-- Rep. Saylor will be the featured speaker at the annual banquet Friday at 7 p. m. in the hotel. Dr. Goddard, a past association president, will present the annual association Conservation Award. Some 150 members are expected to attend the convention in its first meeting at Clearfield. In keeping with this year's theme - "Pennsylvania's New Forests" - delegates will tour young forests planted over the past 20 years on reclaimed strip-mined areas in Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 lar project. Tomorrow's dedication program will include: v Public ceremonies at the dam site scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ^ A boat regatta staged by the Clearfield Outboard Boating Club immediately following the dedication ceremony. j" A dedication dinner honoring dignitaries at 6:15 p. m. at the Clearfield - Curwensville Country Club. Among the federal, stale and local officials who will be attending are: Brig. Gen. David S. Parker, North Atlantic Division Engineer, Army Engineers; Col. Frank W. Rhea, Baltimore District Engineer; State Forests and Waters Secretary Maurice K. Goddard; and U. S. Rep. Albert W. Johnson. Curwensville Dam was constructed under the supervision of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers six-tenths of a mile south of Curwensville on the West Branch of the Susquehan na River. Rising 131 feet above the slreambed, the dam is 2,850 feet long with a base width of 900 feet and a top width of 25 feet. The spillway and breast are separated by a natural hill Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Ruch Nominated for State Car Dealer Award BEDFORD - Paul E. Ruch, president of the City Auto Sales at Clearfield, has been nominated by the Pennsylvania Automotive Association for the Pennsylvania Dealer of the Year Award for 1967. The nomination was made during the PAA Annual Con vention being held here. The Benjamin Franklin qual ity dealer award is given an nually by the Saturday Evening Post. The winner this year is Harold Reslink, an Erie auto dealer. Mr. Ruch is a past president of the PAA and is currently serving on the board of trus tees. He is also a former Clear field Borough councilman and a past president of the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Clearfield-Curwens-villc Country Club, and th e board of directors of the Clearfield Hospital. He has headed two successful fund-raising drives for t h e Clearfield Hospital and in 19R4 received the "Outstanding Citizen Award" from the John Lewis Shade American Legion Post for his contributions to the hospital and other community organizations. Additional Plans Listed for Area Memorial Events Additional plans were announced today for Memorial Day services in several area communities. The 21st annual Memorial Service will be conducted by the Richard L. Beers Post 7043, VFW, at Coalport Monday at 9:50 a. m. in front of the Municipal Building with the Rev. Kenneth B. Hickey Jr. as guest speaker. A parade will precede the program, forming near Gaul's Garage in (he southern section of town. All Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cubs and Brownies, Veterans of World War I and II, Korea and Viet Nam, ex-servicemen and women and other organizations have been invited to participate in the parade and service. Music will be furnished by the Glendale High School Band under the direction of Lee Chamberlain. The parade will form at 9:15 a. m. and move promptly at 9:30 a. m. The route will be north on Main Street to the Municipal Building. A highlight of this year's program will be the additional service by the Coalport Lions Please Turn to Page 23, Col. 4 Minister To Speak ... Philipsburg-Osceola Graduation Set Friday PHILIPSBURG - An eminent minister, educator, philosopher and lecturer will deliver the keynote address at the 79th annual commencement exercises of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area Se nior High School to be held at 8:15 p. m. Friday in the high school auditorium. The guest speaker is the Rev. Aurance F. Shank, recently named pastor of the First Methodist Church at Al-toona. His topic will be "And * � * Now Tomorrow." Taking part in the ceremony will be: Gerald Allen Patrick, class president, presentation of mantle; Richard Allen Finberg, salutatory address; and Judith Ann Ellis, valedictory address. Other class officers are: James Wendell, vice president; Sandra Jean Kardolly, secretary; and Dennis Grant Baum-gardner, treasurer. Although a native of Kansas, the Rev. Mr. Shank received his early education in the schools of WiUiamsport. Later graduated from Dickinson College and Drew University, he became widely known as a college athlete. Before leaving the field of athletics for the ministry, Mr. You Can Win $20 in Annual Weather Contest Join the fun and win up to $20 by entering the third annual Progress Temperature Contest. All you have to do is guess what the highest temperature will be in June, listing the date and precise time of day you think it will occur. A typical guess might go like this: 96 degrees on Thursday, June 23, at 4:17 p. m. The person who comes closest to predicting the month high right down to the day and time of day will be declared the winner of a $20 first prize. A $10 award will be presented to the runner-up. All entries must be submitted on a postcard and postmarked no later than next Tuesday, May 31. Be sure to include your name, address and telephone number. Entries are limited to one per person. Please Turn to Page 23, Col. 3 Rev. Aurance F. Shank Fair and cool tonight, low in the 40s. Thursday sunny and continued mild. Sunrise 5:46-Sunset 8:33 Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. 5.05 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.00 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Tuesday low 52; High 92. Overnight low 64. Mid - Stat* Airport Tuesday low 54; High 74. Overnight low 56, Five - Day Forecast May 26-30: It will be a little cooler Thursday and Friday, and warmer over the weekend, with temperatures averaging two to six degrees above the normal highs of 69 to 75 and lows of 50 to 52. Showers the first of next week will average one-tenth or two-tenths of an inch. DuBois To Seek U. S. Grant for filtration Plant DUBOIS - This city is going ahead full steam to secure a federal grant for construction of a permanent water filtration plant at the Anderson Creek Reservoir. The city is applying for a grant from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the grant under the federal government's matching funds program. Necessary paper work that must accompany the application was authorized and approved by City Council at a lengthy argumentive session Monday night. Council adopted a land acquisition policy and entered into an agreement with Morris-Knowles, Pittsburgh engineering firm, the city's consultant engineer, to design and draw up plans and specifications for the plant. The land acquisition policy is mandated to secure rights-of-way for a road to the plant. It spells out procedures to be followed when acquiring land. The agreement with the engineering firm was amended to include that no cost to the city will be incurred under the agreement until financing of the plant is resolved and for an official go ahead received from the City of DuBois. The State Highway Department had filed a declaration of taking to secure rights-of-way for the two Keystone Shortway sections to be built in the watershed after nogeotiations between the two reached a LBJ Wins Shapp Claim Vote TestlScoff Target Campaign Start Marchers Paratroopers Back In Oregon Duncan Easy Victor; Miami Mayor Upsets Governor in Runoff By WALTER R. MEARS Robert B. Duncan, President Johnson's champion in an Oregon campaign focused on Viet Nam, captured that state's Democratic Senate nomination amid Republican talk of nationwide voter uneasiness about the Asian war. In Duncan's runaway victory Tuesday over peace candidate Howard Morgan, advocates of the U.S. stance in South Viet Nam could find at least a partial answer to the Republican report. Duncan, a two-term congressman, and Morgan, a former member of the Federal Power Commission, stood together on domestic matters. They argued only about Viet Nam. Morgan called U.S. involvement there a tragic error; Duncan said it is necessary. Their clash echoed the debate that has raged in Congress and on campuses across the nation. In Oregon, for the first time, the voters judged the debaters. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 8 Kansan Elected Chief Executive By Presbyterians By GEORGE W. CORNELL BOSTON (AP) - A Kansas attorney, William P. Thompson of Wichita, today was elected chief executive of the United Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A. He is the first new occupant of the office in 15 years. He succeeds the Rev. Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, whose service in the post has brought him into international church prominence. Thompson, 49, is the first layman to hold the highest administrative office in the Church since 1883. The title, technically, is staled clerk. He was elected by the Church's governing General Assembly. Among 819 voting delegates, Thompson polled 502 ballots lo 302 for the Rev. Dr. John W. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Is In Auto Industry Ponders May's Sales Figures By CHARLES C. CAIN DETROIT (AP) - The auto industry tried lo figure out today whether mid-May auto sales figures were good or bad. Optimists were cheered that the 242,407 sales posted May 11-20 ran about 50,000 cars ahead of the early May totals. Others noted that the latest total lagged about 3,000 units behind the corresponding 10 days of last year. It also marked the fourth time in the last five 10-day periods that sales figures trailed those of a year ago. The sales pattern was the same at all four auto compa- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 Poppy Sale Slated By Philipsburg Legion PHILIPSBURG - Friday and Saturday have been set aside as American Legion poppy days here. Members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 437 and the Junior American Legion Auxiliary will sell artificial poppies on the streets in the business district. Funds received from the sale of the flowers, made by hospitalized veterans, will be used in the auxiliary's hospital and welfare programs to aid disabled veterans and their families. Mrs. James A. Little Jr., chairman of the poppy committee, emphasized that the poppies, symbolic of the World War I European battlefields, are worn as a mark of respect for all of America's war dead. By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) - U. S. Sen. Hugh Scott opened the 1966 gubernatorial campaign Tuesday by accusing Democratic gubernatorial nominee Milton Shapp of playing loose with the truth in claiming that he sold the late President John F. Kennedy on the idea of establishing a Peace Corps. ". . . In 1961 when President Kennedy was still alive, Mr. Shapp did not dare take credit for having persuaded JFK to start the Peace Corps," Scott, a Republican, said at -'----fa news conference in Harrisburg. "But today, when the late president is no longer with us lo correct this fabrication. Mr. Shapp feels free to create this fiction, publish it in pamphlets and put it on television." Shapp, in Florida to visit his ill mother, said Scott's charges were false, and accused the Senator of making an issue over semantics. Shapp told KYW radio that he never claimed lo have originated the idea of the Peace Corps, but persuaded, the Kennedy team to adopt it as one of its programs. He said he would answer the charges more fully at a news conference on Thursday. They're (the Republicans) scared to death that we're going to beat them so they have to resort to mudslinging," commented Van Youngman, Shapp's cx- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 Colavecchi Named Chairman of State Bankers1 Division ATLANTIC City, N.J. - Joseph Colavecchi, vice president and trust officer, The Clearfield Trust Co., Clearfield, Pa., yesterday was elected chairman of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Trust Division at the Division's annual business meeting here. William J. Copeland, senior vice president, Pittsburgh National Bank, was elected vice chairman, and Donald II. Miller, vice president, and senior trust officer, Union Bank and Trust Co. of Eastern Pennsylvania, Bethlehem, treasurer. The Trust Division meeting was held in conjunction with the 72nd Annual Convention of the Bankers Association, which ended today. Mr. Colavecchi, elected for a one-year term effective July 1, succeeds John M. Cookcnbach, | senior vice president, The First Pennsylvania Banking and Trust Co., Philadelphia. Riot Police; Number Of Persons Injured By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON. South Vict Nam (AP) - Riot police backed by paratroopers broke up a series of antigovernment demonstrations in Saigon today after the city's mayor banned a massive Buddhist "march of peace" against Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's military regime. Several persons were injured and a number of Buddhist monks and nuns were arrested as the heavily armed police scattered the demonstrators with tear gas in one of the heaviest downpours of the year. The paratroops set up positions on streets to the market. Many units were armed with machine guns. Ky's opponents demonstrated peacefully in three other cities, including the northern Buddhist stronghold of Hue, while government supporters rallied in another. Although the political crisis kept many government troops out of the field, a government spokesman said Vietnamese soldiers killed 58 Vict Cong in five ground actions Tuesday, including a heavy Communist attack on the central coast that failed to dislodge the outnumbered defenders. While fighting remained at a low level generally, the U.S. Command disclosed a new sweep operation by the U.S. 173rd Airborne Division and an Australian regiment in the jungles 40 miles southeast of Sai- Ple^se Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Houtzdale Motorist Injured in Crash; Car, Trucks Damaged MORANN - A trucker was injured and three vehicles were damaged, two of them demolished, in an accident here at 5:30 a. m. today. Frans V. Freeberg, 20. of Houtzdale, was listed by State Police as injured in the collision and although he had no visible signs of injury he passed out shortly following the crash. He was to be examined by a physician today. Freeberg was driving a (ruck Please Turn to Page 23, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 23, Col. 1 STRANGER ON THE TRACK - A Pennsylvania Railroad engine crosses Market Street at Clearfield yesterday as the first unit coal train of the PRR uses a New York Central Railroad route. Yesterday's trip marked the first sign in this area of the upcoming merger of the two roads. Familiar face in the cab is H. R. Obleman, NYC trainmaster at Clearfield, who headed a pilot crew which will ride with PRR crews for the first several trips. (Progress Photo) Preview of Railroad Merger... PRR, NYC Share Track Through County A preview of what will happen when the New York Central and Pennsylvania railroads merge this summer came about yesterday with a PRR train using NYC tracks to gel to its destination. The unit train of empty coal cars traveled from Renovo to Keating early in the morning and was then transferred to NYC tracks for the 53.8-mile trip to Clearfield. Aboard were an NYC pilot and conductor to help the PRR crew. Arriving at Clearfield at 9.18 a. m. the train moved onto the B & O Railroad tracks which the NYC has been using for years for the 6.4 mile trip to Curwensville. Then it switched back to NYC tracks for the next 35.7 miles to Cherry Tree. From there the trip was on the more familiar PRR tracks to Barnesboro where the empty cars were dropped. The unit picked up 124 loaded coal cars and retraced its route, passing through Clearfield at about 3:30 p. m. on a trip to a utjlity plant at Martins Creek near Easton. Before the merger was approved last month this particular run was made over PRR tracks through Cresson. Now, several times a week it will follow the NYC route through Clearfield. Pilot crews from the NYC will continue to ride the train until the PRR crews are qualified to travel NYC tracks, A spokesman for the PRR at Pittsburgh said that no job loss- es are anticipated with the new routing procedure. Other PRR unit coal trains will continue to move through Cresson for other destinations. The spokesman also stated that agreements have been made between the soon-to-be merged railroads for PRR trains to move over NYC tracks from Ir-vona and Biger to Clearfield. However, some physical changes must be made in the tracks before these routes can be used.