Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 7, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
* Today's Chuckle Wives are like fishermen. They brag about the ones that got away and complain about the one they caught. TheProgress Reader's Tip Glendale's football team pulls an -upset. See story, pictures on Page 14. Vol. 60 - No. 263 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Monday, November 7, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY SEASON'S FIRST SNOWFALL - Snow clouds still linger in the sky along a rural- road after a pre-winter storm left between two and four inches of snow in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area over the weekend. Heaviest accumulations were in in the higher elevations. (Progress Photo) 70 Per Cent of Voters May Turn Out... Candidates Make Final Effort for Tuesday Win Candidates in tomorrow's election headed down the home stretch of the campaign trail today making eleventh hour bids for victory for themselves and their respective parties. Clearfield County has 35,727 eligible voters, including 17,618 Republicans and 17,794 Democrats, ready to help elect a new governor and four other statewide officials. Possibly 70 per cent or more of the electorate will turn out during the 13 hours allotted for casting ballots - from 7 a. m. to 8 p. m. What may be an indicator of local interest in the election is the high number of absentee ballots which have been issued by the County Board of Election. So far, 564 regular civilian absentee ballots and 191 military ballots have been distributed. Emergency absentee ballots can be issued up to 5 p. m. today. In addition to the race for governor between Republican Raymond P. Shafer and Democrat Milton Shapp, state voters will elect a lieutenant governor, secretary of internal affairs, two Superior Court judges, 27 congressmen, 50 stale senators and 203 state representatives. Also to be voted upon are two proposed constitutional amendments. Proposed Amendment GA would change the State Constitution to. provide a state-paid, three-month training course for newly elected justices of the peace and aldermen who are not lawyers. The other, 3A, would replace Article 16, which regulates private corporation charters with a new and shorter article. Although there, has been a great deal of opposition .to the training course .question there has been no controversy over the corporation charter amendment. County voters also will help Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Ike Helps Shafer Launch Final Tour By VINCENT P. CAROCCI EN ROUTE WITH SHAFER (.VP)-Flashing his famous grin, former President Dwighl D. Eisenhower helped send Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer off today on a whirlwind air tour of the commonwealth to wind up his campaign for governor. Shafer. in high spirits, look off from the Harrisburg-York State Airport at 8:40 a. m. est in a whining turbojet for stops in seven cities - Philadelphia, Scranton, Allentown, Altoona, Johnstown, Pittsburgh and Erie. Eisenhower, wearing a top coat, white scarf and hat to ward off the chilly weather, drew cheers from a partisan crowd as he called for a big Republican vote in Tuesday's election. "Never before has a Republican victory been more important," he told tlie some 500 per- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 Brodenck cites President Plans Reclamation In D ri.i- Clearfield County ric-CieCllOn DUBOIS - Raymond J. Brod- Ef|||*a4if\M Tall/ crick highly commended resi- rnijLClllljn I GllV dents of Clearfield County for � � their "successful efforts to re- By FRANK CORMIER claim much of the disfiguring gAN ANTONIO Tex: (AP) - strip mining areas in this coun- Presidenl j0l,nson heads today l-v" for his old schoolteaching "Clearfield today is rapidly haunts nalfwav between his becoming known as a sports- ranch and lhe Mexican border man's paradise," Brodenck (Q deliver a day-before-election sa'c'- . ,. speech on education. Broderick, Republican candi- , , . ,, , n � � , , i:,,,,' ,, Later in the day, the Presi- dale for lieutenant governor, , . ... . , ' . . ,____, � , j,,;,, � ,,,, j ' dent will drop by Brooke Army stopped here during a lull-day ,,..,,.. 0 a i air lour of the state. Medical Center in San Antonio "To continue your growth as (or Presurgical tests. He hoped T,.,(,r n, d, to have his operations there la-a conservation county, the Re- .... , __ ter this week-sooner than ong- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 inally expected-because he - said: "As long as you have a i, 'J. TUa DrAfivAte kind of curtain hanging over InSlUC 1116 r I UJl C�5 you, not knowing what is in your Classified Ads ...... 16, 17 throat, what is going to be the Hints From Heloise .... 12 result of it, the best way to do it Comics ................. 19 is to just hit the cold water." Sports .............. 14, 15 Aides said he National Edu- Ohituaries ............... 2 cation Association suggested Hospital News ........ 3, 7 some time ago that Johnson Editorial, Columns ...... 4 mark National Education Week, Social News - 5, 7, 11, 20 which started today, with a Church News ............ 8 - Former Countians ...... 12 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Condition Stabilizes... Lawrence Moves Closer to Death PITTSBURGH (AP) - David L. Lawrence, 77, former governor of Pennsylvania and a power in national Democratic politics, moved even closer today to death. Doctors at Presbyterian-University Hospital said Lawrence was much worse this morning than Sunday morning, and his condition had "more or less stabilized." They said - death was certain, but could- Shapp Cancels Schedule; Will Relax at Home PHILADELPHIA (AP)-Milton Shapp, his campaign suspended when fellow Democrat former Gov. David Lawrence was stricken by a severe heart attack Friday night, has returned to his suburban Philadelphia home to await the outcome of Tuesday's voting. He "is not planning on doing any actual campaigning on Monday - perhaps placing a few telephone calls round the state, but he will attend no rallies," a spokesman said after Shapp arrived here from Pittsburgh Sun-clay. Aides said Shapp was deeply affected when Lawrence suffered the attack Friday night while after he rose to speak at a Shapp rally in Pittsburgh's Syria Mosque. After a vigil at Lawrence's hospital bedside Saturday Shapp returned here by plane. A spokesman said he would spend election day at his home in nearby Merion Township re- Judges of Election Asked for Results Clearfield County judges of election in tomorrow's balloting arc asked to call The Progress newsroom at Clearfield (765-7813) soon after the voles have been counted. Reports from the judges will help in the complete tabulation of results for Wednesday's edition. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Mrs. Edna Cams Shaw Writes: Lawrence Twp. Precinct Worker Recalls Experiences, Memories (Editor's Note: The really "grassroots" worker in the political campaign is the precinct chairman or vice chairman, who works to get voters registered and to see that they vote. One such grassroots worker is Mrs. Edna Cams Shaw, who has been Republican vice chairman in the Plympton precinct of Lawrence Township since 1933. Mrs. Shaw, who will observe her 80th birthday next year and says she won't seek re-election after her present term expires, recalls some of her experiences and memories as a vice chairman in the following article.) Clearfield Man Lone Expert In Grid Contest Tony Ortasic, 713 Nir-hnls St., Clearfield was the only person to predict the winnn.- c ine 10 games in The Progress Merchants ninth football contest of the season. One of the chief stumbling blocks for last week's contestants was Glendale's stunning 19-6 upset victory over Moshannon Valley, but Mr. Ortasic guessed it correctly. He wins $10 In cash from The Progress and a $15 wrist watch from Best Jewelers, last week's host merchant. Other weekend scores were: n't predict a time. He was stricken by a heart attack while speaking at a party rally in Pittsburgh's Syria Mosque Friday night, and later suffered irreparable brain damage during two heart stoppages. Lawrence came to be known as a "maker of presidents," largely because of lhe strong influence he exerted in recent years on the big Pennsylvania delegation at Democratic National Conventions. He played a considerable role in delivering Pennsylvania to the late Presidenl John F. Kennedy in 1960. Kennedy piled up a 300,000-vote edge in Pennsylvania. Lawrence twice used his influence to help win the Democratic nomination for Adlai E. Stevenson - considered by Lawrence to be "the greatest statesman in either p.ar�y."_ Lawrence served four terms as mayor of Pittsburgh before running for governor in 1958. He became Pennsylvania's first Roman Catholic governor, and, at 69 the oldest man ever elected to the office. President Johnson wired the Lawrence family, Sunday, saying, "Mrs. Johnson and I are praying for the governor." Lawrence attended every Democratic National Convention since 1912. In 1912 he was a page. President Kennedy appointed him to the Federal Commission on Equal Opportunity in Housing and Lawrence continued in the post under President Johnson. It was during the Lawrence years that Pittsburgh launched a redevelopment program that changed the face of the downtown. The renaissance earned wide acclaim. Some 15 major buildings were constructed. The city also got rid of much of the industrial smog that had given Pittsburgh the name "Smoky City." last Civil Case Goes to Jury This Morning The last civil case to be heard by a jury during t h e November term of Clearfield County Court was tried this morning and turned over to a jury of eight women and four men just before noon. In this case the Rodney L. Nelson Construction Co. of Falls Creek is suing John and Gladys Beck of DuBois trading as William H. Cowie Sons, for work connected with the installation for a water system in Clarion County. Mr. Nelson was the general contractor and the Cowie company, the electrical contractor, Viet Cong Force Flees; U. S. Units Suffer Losses By BOB GASSAWAY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - A large Viet Cong force eluded pursuing U. S. infantrymen today, slipping away through the dense jungle of Tay Ninh Province near the Cambodian border after inflicting heavy casualties on some U. S. units over the weekend in one of the fiercest fights of the war. About 200 South Vietnamese militia, aided by accurate artillery support, boat off an unusual daylight attack by 400 to 500 Communist on a government post 12 miles southeast of Quang Ngai, on the central coast. A South Vietnam- - ese spokesman said the ene- . - my left 30 bodies on the bat- Clarence IVian tlefield, while only two mili- jj.lj Clfiwii.*. tiamen were wounded, neia in OluyinCJ Three new operations were CLARENCE, Pa. (AP) - Jos- announced, two' by American eph W. Kochik, 43, of this Centre forces and one by several South County town faces a murder Vietnamese battalions, charge in the shooting of his a U.S. military spokesman 40-year-old wife, Ada, at their rcported "absolutely no con- home Saturday night. tact" in Tay Ninh Province He was arraigned Sunday on a some 50 miles northwest of Sai-murder charge and lodged in the gon where about 10,ooo Ameri-county jail pending a further can infantrymen were seeking Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 hearing The Kochiks have three ch.il dren: Dennis, 16, Carol Ann, 13, and Dione, 7. to box in a Viet Cong regiment of 2,000 men. Reports from, the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Nation's Worst Flood Disaster... Rescue Force in Italy Helped by Weather Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -Helped by clearing weather and driven by fear of epidemic, a massive Italian-American rescue force worked today to pull a third of Italy from the chaos and misery of the nation's worst flood disaster. More than 150 bodies were reported recovered and the estimated death toll went to 300. It was feared that the final count would be far greater. Three days after the first floods and landslides struck in central and northeast Italy, rescue teams still had not reached all of the hundreds of stricken and isolated communities. American military bases in the country sent men and machines to join Italian- soldiers, police and civilian volunteers in a rescue force of 250,000. Throughout the stricken area, from south of Florence to north of Venice, water contamination and hundreds of thousands of drowned livestock increased the danger of epidemics. In mountain towns and villages in neighboring east Austria, an estimated 23 persons were dead after four days of blizzards and torrential rains. Clearfield Firemen Called to Residence Clearfield firemen were called on a general alarm.at 11:20 a. m. today for a fire at the John L. McCracken residence at 506 Spruce St. The blaze was located in a partition at the rear of the two-story frame house. Cause of the blaze and the amount of damage were not immediately determined. Upstream river levels fell la Italy as billions of gallons of water from heavy rains. and rampaging floods rushed seaward. That steadily raised "the levels downstream. Workers toiled through the night to shore up dikes and earth levees at the mouths', of the Piave River north of Venice and the Po, Adige and Brenta Rivers south of Venice. Florence and Venice, mud-, stained and thick with debris,' from waters that had swirled 10 feet deep for hours, tried, to achieve a semblance of normal life through relief and cleanup operations. Prof. Ugo Procacci, superintendent of Florence's art galleries and museums, said the most serious damage to renaissance art treasures was in the Basilica of Santa Croce. ' By EDNA CARNS SHAW As one grows older there is always something special that lingers in our mind, is always more visible at one time than another. To mc it is election time and I've always wanted to put it on paper so here it is. Beginning back some years, or the first year women voted, it just seemed the natural thing for me to do to lake one evening and a bag of peanuts and go over my voting list and see how many of my voters had moved away or passed away. My precinct was second in size in the county with three Democrats to one Republican voter, so being a Republican my work was always laid on the line for me. At this time the Plympton-ville Precinct was composed of Kerr Addition, Wolf Run, Mt. Joy and Mt. Zion, Paradise and of course Plymplonville. If my Former Clearfield Atty. E. L. Piatt Killed in Road Mishap Edward L. Piatt, 74-year-old resident of Fort Lauderdale, Ha., and a former law partner in the firm of Arnold and Piatt at Clearfield, died early yesterday morning in a Fort Lauderdale hospital. Death came as a result of injuries suffered when he was struck by an automobile Saturday night while crossing the street in front of his home. He was admitted to the Clearfield County Bar Association in 1923 and practiced law with his brolher-in-law, the late John C. Arnold of Clearfield. He left Clearfield in 1928, and taught law at the South Jersey Please Turn to Pa,ge 2, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Accidents Limited To Two Despite Weekend Snow Storm Despite hazardous driving conditions brought on by Saturday's slushy snow only two traffic accidents were rcported in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley. Philipsburg Borough's lone weekend accident occurred at 11 o'clock last night. There were no injuries and damage was limited to $75. Police Officer Willard Decker reported that John Burns, 36, of State College, driving a panel truck east on Presqueisle Street, attempted to pass- an automobile operated by Herman Carson, 60, Philipsburg R. D. Oncoming traffic near the Church Notices Needed Earlier Church pastors and laymen responsible for turning in church announcements to The Progress for the Friday or Saturday church pages are asked to submit their notices earlier this week due to the Veterans Day holiday. Rural notices normally published on Friday will be published on Thursday this week and should be submitted no later than noon Wednesday. Notices for Saturday should be submitted by 5 p. m. Wednesday. Snatched Purse Found But Money Is Gone PHILIPSBURG - Mrs. Emma Nicholson of Philipsburg, whose purse was snatched from her Thursday evening by two young men as she walked on Spruce Street, has her nurse back today, but not the $110 in cash it contained. Paul Mandel found the purse yesterday in a stripping in back of his Pleasant Hill property. Borough Police were notified and the purse was returned to its owner. Her wallet, containing cards but no money, an eyeglass case, and a notebook were still in the purse. Cloudy and warmer with showers and scattered thundershowers tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight in the 40s. Sunrise 6:51-Sunset 5:00 Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. - 5.20 feet (falling). Today 7 a. in. - 5.15 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Saturday high 36; low 24; overnight low 26. Sunday low 24; high 40; overnight low 34. Precipitation .40 inches. Mid - State Airport Sunday low 31; high 37; overnight low 28. Five - Day Forecast Nov. 8-12: Temperatures will average four to seven degrees above the normal high of 50 to 52 and lows of 34 to 36. Mild Tuesday, turning cooler about Wednesday and warming again by the end of the week. Rainfall will total one-quarter to one half inch as showers Tuesday and Wednesday THIS WAS THE SCENE Saturday night as members of the Clearfield Fire Department fought a blaze that destroyed a children's playhouse located at the rear of the George Adamson property at 418 W. Front St. Firemen who answered the general alarm around 10 p. m. in the midst of the area's first snowfall managed to carry some items from the burning building. Firemen estimated damage at, $600. The cause of the blaze has not been determined.