Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - May 31, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle There's no need to put your best foot forward if you drag the other one. The Progress Reader's Tip The Buddhists and their Viet role are analyzed in 'The World Today' on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 127 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, May 31, 1966 14,518 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY Injury List Soars... MOMENT OF PRIDE - This scene was repeated often yesterday as American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and other organizations held Memorial Day services throughout the district. Here, Vice Commander T. J. Norris Jr. of the Clearfield Legion post raises the flag at yesterday morning's ceremony in front of the post home. (Progress Photo) Buddhist Leaders Dead Revered, In Surprise Talks '�l'v'n9 Told Of With Viet Leaders]^Meaning By EDWIN Q. WHITE SAIGON (AP) - Buddhist leaders held a surprise meeting with leaders of the military junta today, apparently the first round of talks to end the anti-government campaign by compromise. The monks met with Premier Nguyen Cao Ky and Chief of State Nguyen Van Thieu, a Roman Catholic and a target in the Buddhist campaign to force the military junta to resign in favor of a provision-�f al civilian regime. The meeting came after another Buddhist, a 17-year-old girl, had burned herself to death in Hue, center of government opposition in the North. She was the fifth and possibly (he sixth suicide in the wave of antigov-ernment protests. Thich (venerable) Tarn Chau, head of the powerful Buddhist Institute, headed the delegation of four that called at heavily guarded Gia Long Palace, Thieu's residence. An institute spokesman said no statement will be made for the time being. The influential Monk Thich Tri Quang, leader of the Buddhist struggle movement in the north provinces, issued an appeal earlier in the day for a halt to protest suicides. Quang said he spoke for the supreme patriarch of South Vietnamese Buddhism, Tich Tinh Khiet, when he urged "all Buddhists to cease acts of self-sacrifice in the name of Dharma (the Buddhist gospel)." Tri Quang's followers in Hue distributed the edict two hours after Nguyen Thi Van died in a hospital. She doused herself with gasoline and struck a match outside of Hue's Thanh Hoi pagoda at 3 a.m. ' Monks and nuns from (he pagoda took the girl to a hospital after extinguishing the flames, but she died in convulsions three hours later, according to reports from Hue, 400 miles northeast of Saigon. The reports indicated the girl acted on her own and that her death had not been arranged by the Buddhist leadership. Nuns Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Nation's Road Death Toll Nears Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The death toll on the nation's roads has soared to an unprecedented three-day Memorial Day figure and it may surpass the total fatalities recorded for any Memorial Day weekend regardless of duration. As of Monday midnight, local time, 519 lives were lost on America's highways. The death count began at 6 p.m. local time Friday. In other accidents, 43 persons perished in boating mishaps and 90 persons drowned. Ten of the drowning victims were recorded in South Carolina. The highest previous traffic death toll for a three-day Memorial Day period was 474 last year. In 1963, 525 persons were Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Inside The Progress Classifieds Ads ...... 12, 13 Hints From Hcloise ..... lfi Comics ................. 15 News From Around World fi Sports ............... 10, 11 Obituaries................ 2 Hospital News .......... 3 Editorial, Columns ..... 4 Social News .........14, lfi School News .......... 7, 8 Food Budget News ..... fi The nation's war dead were eulogized yesterday and the living were reminded of the true meaning of Memorial Day at services conducted in several communities throughout the Clearfield County - Moshannon Valley area. At Clearfield Lt. Col. Robert C. Baum (USA-retired) of Clearfield said the men who lost their lives on "the torturous roads" of war through the years and who are now fighting in Viet Nam have known what they were fighting for and why. They have been inspired by national ideals which are based on a deep religious faith, he continued, and they have accepted their military obligations as a part of their heritage of citizenship. Their fight has been one waged in the cause of freedom and peace. Lt. Col. Baum praised America's fighting man in Viet Nam and noted that he must fill many roles in the cause of peace including those of teacher, humanitarian, linguist and diplomat. He said that Americans would be unworthy of the sacrifices made by these men and the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Winners Sought By New Car Dealers The Clearfield New Car Dealers are still looking for the winners of two U. C. Savings Bonds. Winning numbers for the bonds were chosen Saturday afternoon as the 1966 Auto Show ended a two-dav stand at Clearfield. The person holding number 079736 can claim the $100 bond by calling Ande Ross at Ross Buick. If the prize is not claimed this week then the person holding number 493707 will be asked to pick up the bond. The $25 bond was won by number 13305i but has not been claimed. The alternate winner, if the prize is not claimed this week, will be number 471716. Winds Rake Area, Cause Power Failures Sixty-mile an hour winds raked the Clearfield County-Moshan-non Valley Area Saturday night causing power failures in some areas, disrupting phone service and resulting in other damage. An 8 by 10 plate glass window was blown from the Clearfield Electronics Supply Co. a! Hyde during the storm, which lasted only a short while. Nine boats were damaged on Glendale Lake at Prince Gailit-zin State Park. Trees were uprooted in some sections and debris was scattered throughout the area. Trees fell over power lines curtailing electricity in the Glen Kichey-O'Klianter area, Bigler Please Turn to Page C, Col. 1 Fair and cool tonight with scattered frost in some valleys, low 32 to 40. Wednesday sunny and not so cool. Sunrise 5:42-Sunset 8:38 Clearfield River Level Monday 7 p. m. - 4.20 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 4.20 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Monday low 48; High 60. Overnight low 44. 57. Mid - State Airport Monday low 31; High Overnight low 29. Surveyor Sails Toward Moon Landing Site By RALPH DIGHTON PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Surveyor 1 cruised today toward a new and hopefully smoother landing site on the moon after a tricky steering maneuver 97,000 miles out in space. Jet Propulsion Laboratory officials, who are guiding the 2,-200-pound cam era-carry in 2 craft toward a soft landing in the dry Sea of Storms late Wednesday, said Surveyor responded properly to all commands during the intricate change of course. They said it would take several hours of tracking to he sure Surveyor's new course will bring it down, as now planned. Memorial Weekend Crashes Kill Three on Area Roads Two Youths Killed Near Curry Run Memorial Day Toll In District Accidents ............... 16 Deaths ................... 3 Hospitalized ............ 15 Damages ........... $13,730 The long Memorial Day weekend took a cruel toll on area highways leaving three dead and more than a score injured. Two Indiana County youths- 18-year-old Stanley Yaros Jr. of Starford and 19-year-old Gary A. Gregg of Commodore R. D. 1 - became the second and third fatalities of the weekend when they lost their lives in a fiery crash at Curry Run Saturday night. On Friday night 29-year-old Roger D. Solley of Barberton, Ohio, was killed instantly when his car struck a utility pole and two trees along Route 17004 between Harmony and Patchin-ville. State police said the foreign compact car in which the Indiana County youths were rid-' ing caught fire and burned after colliding with another car driven by Carolyn Johnston, 23. of Kerrmoor R.D. The third occupant of their car - Jon T. Henry, 16, of Cherry Tree R. D. - is listed in critical condition in the Clearfield Hospital with injuries to the chest, right arm and both legs. Miss Johnston, who was alone, suffered facial cuts and possible abdominal injuries. She is listed in fair condition in the hospital. State police from the Clearfield Substation said the accident occurred at 7:15 p. m. during the heavy storm. They believe that Stanley Yaros. who was driving, went over the center of the highway in rounding a sharp curve on Route 219 one half mile south of Grampian. His car hit the oncoming Johnston car which was traveling north. The Yaros car was destroyed in the fire following the crash. Police estimated its value at $500. Damage to Miss Johnston's car was estimated at St.500. Yaros was a 1965 graduate of the Purchase Line High School and a freshman at Gannon College. In high school he competed in basketball and track. Gregg was also a former member of the track team of Purchase Line, graduating from the school in 1964. He was a TWO WERE KILLED when this car and another auto crashed at Curry Run Saturday night. The deaths of Stanley Yaros Jr., 18, of Starford and Gary A. Gregg of Commodore R. D. 1 in this fiery crash brought to three the number killed on Clearfield County highways over the Memorial Day weekend. (Progress Photo) Glendale'S first 3'DaY flight Starts Tomorrow .. . Commencement Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Set Wednesday IRVONA - Lloyd S. Cochran, prominent industrialist and civic leader from Lockport, N. Y., will give the principal address at the first commencement of the Glendale High School to be held in the Irvona Fire Hall, tomorrow at 8 p. m. Mr. Cochran's topic will be "Knock On Any Door." Student orations will be given by Cathy Apple, "The American Ideology of Enterprise and Reward," and Mary Ann Heverly, "The Greater Reward." Officers of the graduating class from the Coalport Center are: Dennis Davidson, president; Georgeann Smith, vice president; Gave Shrock, secretary; and Roger Peacock, treasurer. Representing Reade Center are: Greg Scott, president; Gerald McGowan, vice president; Linda Diehl, secretary; and Barry Warner, treasurer. Preceding the commencement exercise will be a half-hour program of music, the "Commencement Suite," presented by the high school band. The commencement program is as follows: Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Green Light Is Flashed For Gemini 9 Launch By RONALD THOMPSON AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - The "go" light flashed brightly to tracking stations around the world today for the Gemini 9 spacemen to embark on a three-day exploration of some unknowns of space travel. "We're ready to go," said Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas P. Stafford. His rookie pilot, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Eugene A. Cer-nan, soon to become the world's champion cosmic stroller, agreed. 4------------ They'll ride a mighty Titan rocket into the hostile void of space at 12:38 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday to search the skies for a stubby target satellite, then boldy latch Gemini 9's nose to it. Their target, known as an Augmented Target Docking Adapter - ATDA, will be powered into a 185-mile high circular course around the globe by an Atlas booster one hour and 38 minutes before the Titan cranks its engines. Mission director William C. Schneider got a thorough briefing on the status of the rockets, weather and astronauts this morning. then announced Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 18 District Men Drafted Into Army Eighteen area men have been drafted into the U. S. Army, Local Board No. 48 at Clearfield reported today. Two groups left Clearfield on May 9 and 17 for induction at Pittsburgh. They were th e n sent to Ft. Benning, Ga., for further assignment and training. The May 9 inductees are Paul Myers Bowden, William Harold Davis, Patrick Dean Dickson, Marion Dean Mcncer Jr., Vincent John Sweed and William Michael Templeton. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 D. R. Pownell, Businessman At Clearfield, Dies Dalton Russell Pownell, 51, owner and operator of Clearfield Truck Rentals Inc., died last night in his home at 11 Collins Ave., Clearfield. Born at Yarnell, Centre County, June 13, 1914, a son of Maude (Poorman) Pownell and the late Ellis Pownell, he is survived by his wife, He 1 e n Graybill Pownell and the following children: Mrs. Wesley (Carolyn) Fra-vel, Lcwisburg; Mrs. William (Kathleen) Villa, Boston, Mass.; and Dalton, at home. Two grandchildren survive along with a sister and a brother, Mrs. Clark Hile, Pleasant Gap and Wayne Pownell, Natick, Mass. He was a member of the West Side Methodist Church and the Clearfield BPOE. Funeral services will be held from the Nicholson Funeral Home Thursday at 11 a. m. with the Rev. Dr. Willis W. Wil-lard Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Centre County Memorial Park. Friends will be received in the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening and until time of services Thursday. Bloodmobile Unit To Visit Karthaus Area Next Monday KARTHAUS - If you live anywhere in the Karthaus -Frcnchvillc - Keewaydin section of Clearfield County, the Red Cross hopes you will take time next Monday, June 6, to donate a pint of blood. June 6 will be Bloodmobile Day for these communities, with the Karthaus Fire Hall as headquarters for the mobile unit from 2:30 to 6:30 p. m. Arrangements for the visit were headed by Mrs. Theresa Potter, the volunteer area chairman for the Clearfield Chapter of the Red Cross. The visit is being sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Karthaus Fire Company, Mrs. Donald Potter, president, and the Quchanna Lions Club with August Shadeck as president. The two community groups, with the interest and assistance ] of others in the neighborhood, ;are aiming for a 50-pint goal. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 TWO WERE INJURED in this wreck early Sunday morning at Clearfield. Both Ronald B. Porter, 24, of Hyde, the driver, and Kenneth Boyce, 21, of Austin, were pinned in the smashed car on South Second Street near the American Legion home. Car sideswiped one tree and slammed into this one. (Progress Photo by Jack Zipf) Temperature Contest Deadline Is Today Want to win S20? How about Sin? That's what the first and second place winners will get in The Progress .Kine Temperature Contest. Hut today's the deadline to uct \our entry' lilt must be postmarked before midnight. Simply send a postcard with your name, address and telephone number listing the day ! in June which you think will be the hottest, giving the exact temperature, the date and the time of day. Mail to Temperature Contest. The Progress, Clearfield. Entries- are limited to one per person.