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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 5, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle A clever man is one who puts his problems aside for a brainy day. The Progress Reader's Tip "It Seems To Me" looks at election on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 262 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, November 5, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Lawrence Critical After Attack _^_i *  * Calls Nixon Chronic Campaigner... FOMICr GOYCmOr COP Reacts to LB J Attack On Death Bed By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have reacted sharply to President Johnson's slashing attack on Richard M. Nixon - the man often mentioned as a possible contender for the presidency in 1968. Employing former President Harry S. Truman's familiar "give 'em hell" tactics, Johnson told a televised news conference Friday that Nixon is a "chronic campaigner" who "doesn't serve his country well" by rais- ing doubts about American intentions in Viet Nam. The former vice president promptly accused Johnson of making "a personal, partisan assault" in a "shocking display of temper." Nixon said he would make a more detailed reply to Johnson on nationwide television Sunday. House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford of Michigan said Johnson's remarks were "a vicious personal attack" on Nixon. In a statement issued through his Washington office, Ford added "all Mr. Nixon did was to raise legitimate questions about our foreign policy. The American people should have forthright answers to all these questions from the White House." Sen. Thruston B. Morton of Kentucky, chairman of the GOP Senatorial Campaign Committee, said Johnson had brushed aside Nixon's "serious questions that deserve serious answers." Morion said it was Johnson - 'not Mr. Nixon, not the Republican party" - who called the Manila conference before an election "when this country is always beset with emotional political overtones." As the campaign headed into the remaining three days, one of the most prominent Democratic personages, former Pennsylvania Gov. David L. Lawrence, collapsed from an apparent heart attack. Lawrence, 77, was reported in "very critical" condition at a Pittsburgh hospital where he was rushed after being stricken Friday night while making a speech at a democratic rally. Johnson, in touching off verbal warfare that could develop into the hottest of the nearly concluded off-year campaign, took direct issue with Nixon's contention that the Manila conference offer to withdraw U. S. and allied troops six months after aggression is hailed would Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Flood Waters Receding In Italian Cities FLORENCE, Italy (AP) - The waters of the worst floods in Florence and Venice since the Middle Ages receded today, leaving the two museum cities blackened with mud and without vital public services. Thousands of rescue workers struggled through slime dotted with debris and stained with fuel oil. Streets became bogs and buildings were coated with mud below the second-- floor level. Airplane Uses Shortway For Safe Landing DUBOIS - An airplane, instead of an automobile, yesterday initiated travel on a sec"*; tion of Keystone Shortway under construction near here. A Department of Forcsls and Waters plane made a perfect emergency landing about 10:30 a. m. on the super highway strip after developing engine trouble. The pilot, identified as a "Mr. Snyder," had just taken off from the DuBois-Jefferson County Airport when the plane's engine failed. The Shortway section midway between Routes 219 and 255 looked like the closest and best landing spot so the pilot made quick use of it. Although heavy road construction equipment was in the area none was in the section used for the emergency landing. The plane, a tanker used lo fight forest fires, was pulled off to the side of the road where repairs were made. It was reported to have taken off this morning for its home field at Mid-State Airport. "The war, the entire last war, did not cause as much damage as the waters of the Arno River did yesterday," said Florence Mayor Piero Bargellini. As the Arno River settled back into its bed at Florence and Adriatic Sea waters flowed out of Venice, other Italian cities remained inundated or became flooded. Landslides, violent winds and floods - part,of a huge storm ; that battered all Western Europe - took more than 40 lives in Italy alone. The U.S. Embassy in Rome said it had no information about Americans in the flooded areas but added that there was no indication so far that any foreigners were among the victims. In southern Austria, floods killed at least 11 persons. Doz- Please Turn to Page 2. Col. 4 World Head OiCBMC Slated for Area Speech Inside The Progress Backlash figures to be election factor. See Page 7. Classified Ads ..... 12, 13 Hints From Heloisc - 16 Comics ................. 15 News From Around World 6 Sports ............ 10, 11 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... 3 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ....... 3, 16 Today in History ........ 4 School News ............. 8 Church News ............ 5 Weather Map ............ 2 Politics............. 1, 14 Business Week .......... 9 World's Week .......... 13 Rain and snow mixed this evening. Little temperature change tonight, low in the 30s. Mostly cloudy and a little warmer Sunday. Sunrise 6:49-Sunset 5:03 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 5.10 feet (rising). Today 7 a. m. - 5.25 feet (rising). Clearfield Weather Friday low 22; high 36; overnight low 24. Mid - State Airport Friday low 20; high 35; overnight low 23. Toronto businessman Elliott Sladelbauer, above, 1966 - 67 chairman of Christian Business Men's Committee International, will be the speaker at Clearfield next Saturday at 6 p. m. in the New Dimcling Hotel. Henry A. Peterson is in charge of arrangements. Reservations may be made by calling him at 765-3766 or Herchel Elder at Curwensville, 236-1793. Only the second Canadian chairman of CBMC in the 29-ycar history of the movement, Stedelbaucr has an extensive speaking schedule which includes visits to Hanover, Clearfield. Harrisburg, and York, Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 FREE FOOTBALLS! SEE PAGE 14 FOR DETAILS Shafer Takes Break Plans Attendance At Penn State Football Game By VINCENT P. CAROCCI STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, Republican candidate for governor, took a break from active campaigning today to attend the Penn State-Syracuse football game at University Park. Growing more confident of victory with the election only four days away, Shafer plans a relaxing weekend with his family before winding up his drive with a giant rally in Erie following a seven - city air tour Monday. The tour is a repeal of the day - long trip he took across the Commonwealth Jan. 10 to dramatize the formal declaration of his candidacy. He had just one political item on his schedule today - a morning rally on the Penn State campus. He plans lo fly back to Harrisburg after the Penn State game for a quiet Sunday aThome. His schedule that day does however, call for him to play in a touch football game - initiated last year - Between the Scranton Administration and the Capitol Hill news men. He played in the first of two similar contests last year. That the GOP hopeful is resting instead of campaigning indicates his confident mood. "We arc going to win a solid victory for the entire ticket," he predicted repeatedly during a four - county tour of Western Pennsylvania Friday. The day was, for all practical purposes, his final day of hard Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Dinner Planned for farm-City Week Nov. 17 Something new has been planned at Clearfield to open Farm-City Week, headed this year by J. Lynn McPherson. The cooperating agencies of the Clearfield County Soil and Water Conservation District are planning an "all-agency" dinner to be held at 6:30 p. m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Lawrence Grange Hall. Speaker for the dinner-meeting will be Charles F. Hess, director of the State Soil and Water Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Reservations for the dinner, at $1.50 per person, should be made by Thursday, Nov. 10. Checks or money orders can be made payable to Mrs. Gazel Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Mahaffey Woman's Husband Decorated SOUTH VIET NAM - Army First Lieutenant Lee L. Hayden III, whose wife, Sarah, lives at Mahaffey R. D. 2, Pa., received the Bronze Star and Air Medal Oct. 21 in Viet Nam. Lt. Hayden received t h e awards for meritorious service and outstanding achievement in aerial support of ground forces in combat. Lt. Hayden, fire direction center officer in Headquarters Battery of the 32nd Artillery's 2nd Battalion, was stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla., before his arrival overseas last November. The lieutenant is a 1955 graduate of Evans City High School. In Jungles Near Cambodia ... Reds Counterattack Large L/. S. Force By PETER ARNETT SAIGON (AP) - Communist troops counterattacked viciously today against a large American infantry force that had overrun enemy bunkers in the canopied jungles near Cambodia as the battle for Tay Ninh Province entered its third day. Pitched battles have erupted in three places in the past three days in the province which borders Cambodia and serves as a ma in infiltration route into the heart of Viet Nam. The pattern of enemy attacks indicated a whole Communist division be engaged. State Democratic Kingpin Collapses During Speech PITTSBURGH (AP) - David L. Lawrence, Democratic king-pin whose behind-the-scenes power helped elect presidents, lingered near death today after suffering a heart attack while addressing a political rally. Lawrence, 77, former governor of Pennsylvania, was in critical condition in Presbyterian University Hospital, He slumped to the floor before an audience of some 3,000 Friday night just as he was starting a speech at a -- Democratic rally in Pittsburgh's Syria Mosue. The lectern toppled across his chest. Associates rushed to his side as the audience fell into a stunned silence. His physician, Dr. Campbell Moses, told newsmen, "There is almost no hope that anything will turn out favorably from 77th District in Review ... GOP Incumbent Battles Clemson Cooper Township in Clearfield County will join with the Greater Philipsburg area and other parts of Centre County in electing a representative to the General Assembly from the 77th District. Former Philipsburg resident Daniel R. Clemson, Democrat, will meet GOP incumbent Rep. Eugene M. Fulmer of State College in the election Tuesday. The district includes, in addition to Cooper Township, the boroughs of Bellefonte, Philipsburg, South Philipsburg, Port Matifda arid State College, and the townships of Benner, College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, Huston, Patton, Rush, Spring, Taylor and Worth. Registration figures show about 14,000 Republicans and 8,700 Democrats in the district. may In the air war over North Viet Nam, two more U.S. war planes were downed Friday, bringing the total reported lost in the north to 418, a U.S. spokesman said. There was no letup in the Tay Ninh fighting today, a spokesman said. Several battalions of American infantrymen holding the Communist bunker complex they overran Friday were attacked six times this morning and early afternoon. A civilian irregular defense force comprised mainly of Nung tribesmen and their American officers was still fighting for its life to the wesk------- A U.S. spokesman said "multi-brigades" of Americans are now involved in the Tay Ninh fighting. This could be as many as 10,000 infantrymen. There was speculation in Saigon that the Communist thrust in Tay Ninh. first detected Thursday when an "eagle flight" of helicopter-borne troops from the U.S. 25th Dvision spotted Communist troops in bivouac, might be the much-rumored at- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Democrat Daniel R. Clemson, above, was borough manager of Bellefonte until he resigned last June to actively campaign for the General Assembly. Mr. Clemson won the Democratic nomination last spring on a wrile-in campaign sponsored by the Centre County Democratic Committee. Born at Williamsport, he lived at Philipsburg as a youngster and later at State College and Bellefonte. Following serv- Republican Rep. Eugene M. Fulmer, above, of State College is completing his eighth year in the General Assembly as a Centre County lawmaker. At the start of his present term in 1965 he was named to House committees on higher education, motor vehicles and highway safety, and law and order. In the Higher Education Committee he was appointed Republican secretary and was responsible for initial develop-Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Mistrial Declared In Civil Suit The Clearfield County November civil court term neared an end yesterday afternoon with a mistrial declared in one of the" last cases to be heard by a jury. A half day of testimony had been taken in the suit brought by Paul Ruch of Clearfield against Green-Winston, Inc., when the case was declared a mistrial because of a legal technicality. Mr. Ruch was suing Green-Winston for damages sustained by trucks he rented the firm for use in construction of the Curwensville Dam. One other case, which will start Monday morning, is scheduled to be tried by a jury. In addition, three other suits are to be heard by the judge without a jury. Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 6 1956 Sedan Stolen At Curwensville Curwensville borough and stale police are searching for a car stolen at Curwensville early this morning. The car, belonging to Thomas Brown of 420 Anderson St., Curwensville, is described as being a 1956 tnrquoise blue Chevrolet sedan bearing the registration number, 646-851. Persons having any information concerning the missing car are asked to call either the state police substation or the Curwensville police. Football Issues Statement on Prices. Scores President's Remark Unearths By The Associated Press Ml. Union 13, Tussey Mountain 6 Westmonl 41, Bedford 13 Ml. Carmel 47, Shenandoah 28 Bishop McDcvitt 23, Milton Ilcrshey 0 Muhlenberg Twp. 14, Red Land 13 Williams Valley 19, Millers-burg 0 Williamsburg 27, Everett - Southern 15 Johnstown 27, Har Brack 13 Mount Lebanon 27, Keystone Oaks 0 Kiski Area .7, Conncllsville 0 Erie East 25, Erie Strong Vincent 7 Document on GOP Charges Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 By NEIL G1LBRIDE WASHINGTON (AP) - A remark by President Johnson unearthed today a quietly circulated political document designed to refute Republican charges that Democrats are lo blame for inflation. "Prices have increased less in the six years of the Kennedy-Johnson administration than they did the previous six years in the Eisenhower administration," Johnson said at his news conference Friday. He didn't go into details, adding only that wages have risen much more under the Demo- crats than the Republicans. Bui Johnson's brief comments were only the lip of the iceberg from an administration position paper bulging with economic comparisons between the Eisenhower and Kennedy-Johnson eras. The paper has a highly political tone and was drafted weeks ago as rising prices, interest rates and other inflationary trends resulted in criticism of the Johnson administration. As originally drafted, the paper said: "The economic boom America has enjoyed during the first 68 months of the current Democratic administration is in sharp contrast with the economic lag of the final 68 months of the previous Republican administration." Johnson, updating the figures, used a six-year period in his comparison although the time covered is actually three months short at 69 months. The paper says living costs measured in the government's consumer price index went up 11.5 per cent under Eisenhowrr and 9.9 per cent under Kennedy-Johnson. now on." Dr. Moses said Lawrence's condition was deteriorating and that he had had numerous convulsions symptomatic of brain damage caused by heart stoppage. Perhaps the greatest achievement of Lawrence's long political career was his considerable role in delivering Pennsylvania to Ihe late President John F. Kennedy in 1960. Kennedy polled a 300,000-vole plurality in the state. Lawrence was an early barker of every Democratic nominee for president from 1928 on. In 1932. he helped engineer the nomination of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Lawrence was elected mayor of Pittsburgh four times, leaving City Hall in 1958 to run for governor. Doctors said Lawrence's heart stopped twice Friday night and that both times he was clinically dead. When he collapsed, a doctor stepped up from the audience and massaged Lawrence's heart. A nurse gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The second heart stoppage occurred at the hospital. Wicntsscs said Lawrence paled after he started to talk. He seemed to weaken. Some men steadied him and he appeared to be ready to resume his talk, then he went down. Just before he fell, he said, "I've never been more proud-of the Democratic party than with the unity we now have." State Secretary of Internal Affairs Genevieve Blatt and Mrs. Irma D'Ascenzo, Pittsburgh councilwoman, knelt near Lawrence's side and prayed. Some women in the audience sobbed, including Judge Juanita Kidd Stout of Philadelphia. Nurses and doctors were waiting for Lawrence at the hospital. At one point, about 15 medical persons attended him. DAVID L. LAWRENCE Shapp Cancels Schedule Candidate Stays In Seclusion After Lawrence Attack By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH (AP) - Milton Shapp, Democratic candidate for governor, canceled his campaign schedule for today following the heart attack of former governor David L. Lawrence. Shapp and his wife, Muriel, remained in seclusion after the attack Friday night. They declined to appear before newsmen. Both stayed overnight at Presbyterian-University where Lawrence is confined in critical condition. Lawrence, was stricken while, speaking at the Syria Mosque at a Democratic rally for Shapp. In a statement issued by an aide, Shapp said, "Gov. Lawrence, the great fighter for all humanity, is fighting for his life. I know that all Pennsylvania, indeed all America, joins with me in prayers for his recovery. "Pennsylvania and America needs his sound advice and'sage council for the difficult years ahead. I expect to remain in Pittsburgh at least through tomorrow. "I will not return to the campaign trail unless I have assurance Gov. Lawrence will recover." ! Shapp was scheduled to campaign in Johnstown, Washington County and Pittsburgh. He said if Lawrence's condition is unchanged he will resume his campaign in Philadelphia Sunday. Shapp said he would remain in touch with the hospital and if there is any change for the worse in the former governor's Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Commissioners OK Philipburg Allocation BELLEFONTE - The Centre County Commissioners this week approved a liquid fuel tax allocation of $2,402.63 for. the ..borough of Philipsburg and authorized a payment of $100 to~coV-er incidental expenses, in the formation of the tri-county community action program. Centre, Clearfield and Clinton counties are involved in,, the joint organization designed, to promote programs under the federal Economic Opportunity Act. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 You'll Never Know Until You Try You'll never know what other people need until you get your message to them. This advertiser, for example, was amazed: "The results were very good. We were surprised as to the interest in such odd size rugs." You'll be surprised too at the magnetic power of a Classified Ad. GREEN NYLON CARPET: 42 square yards, with padding. Cut and bound into 14 4 x 14 feet, 14 x 7 feet, 19Vi feet for stairs. Odd pieces. Call Clearfield 765-5760. 10:25-4d-b(21) To Buy, Sell, Kent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads Phone Clearfield 765-5535 Or Your Nearest Progresi Office. Punxsutawney 13 Philipsburg-Osceola 25 United Joint 26 Hollidaysburg 39 Bellefonte 21 Lock Haven 32 C. Heights 27 Bishop McCort 32 Curwensville 0 West Branch High 0 Purchase Line 14 DuBois High 13 State College 0 Tyrone High 6 Indiana 14 Bishop Carroll 6 ;