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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 8, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Mother: "Now, Junior, be a good boy and say 'ah' so the doctor can get his finger out of your mouth." The Progress Reader's Tip For more on today's election, turn to Pages 2 and 7. Vol. 60 - No. 264 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Tuesday, November 8, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 40 PAGES TODAY RESCUED FROM ITALIAN FLOOD - Two firemen rescue an old man from the Alpago countryside near Belluno, Italy after the worst flooding in 1,000 years hit northern Italy. Officials fear 40 inhabitants of the area may have perished in the torrential downpour. Story Page 7. (AP Wirephoto by cable from Milan) 59 Million Expected To Vote By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP)-Balloting was reported heavy in a number of crucial areas around the nation today as the sovereign American voter turned out to elect 435 House members, 35 senators and 35 governors. The trend of the early-bird balloting indicated the total vote might be around 59 million, a record for a nonpresidential year. Mistaking the poll openine time, President Johnson turned up 39 minutes too soon to register his choices in the kitchen of the Pedernales Electric Cooperative at Johnson City, Tex. Considering his position, poll officials let him and the-First Lady vote right away, even though there had been brave talk about treating the chief executive as "just one of the boys." To the surprise of no one, Johnson announced: "I voted the Democratic ticket." In New York, where the weather was mild, a tight gubernatorial struggle between Republican Nelson A. Rockefeller and Democrat Frank D. O'Connor drew a heavy vote, at least in some places. The early-morning turnout was massive in New York City, where an issue with racial overtones was on the ballot. This is a referendum challenging a civilian-dominated police review board. On the other hand the voting was extremely light in Buffalo. Early returns in Michigan, where Gov. George Romney's political future is being weighed, also indicated a heavy turnout. In the suburbs of voteless Washington, balloting was reported extremely heavy in nearby Maryland counties and mod' erate to heavy in northern Virginia. Soon after the polls opened in these suburbs, officials noted heaviest voting in predominantly Negro areas. The Justice Department announced it had sent federal election observers to 27 counties in four Southern states, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Ramsey Clark, acting attorney general, said this was clone under the 1965 Voting Rights Act "to help ensure that local election officials are able to conform their practices fully with state and federal laws." The nonpresidential-ycar elections are almost as variable as the weather. Frustrations of the Viet Nam war, white rection to racial disturbances, high cost of living irritation and the impact of President Johnson's "Great Society" programs provide an uncertain background for th� balloting. Nowhere in advance of tonight's countdown of votes was there any evidence of a national trend on these or any other issues. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Curwensville Groups Pledge Support To $15,000 Park Drive CURWENSVILLE - Six organizations including Borough Council pledged their support last night to a $15,000 goal aimed at expanding and improving facilities at Curwens-ville's Irvin Park. Possible ways of collecting the needed funds also were discussed and Raymond L. Curry, general chairman of the park improvement campaign, said he would like to see construction start by May 1. Support for the fund-raising effort came from the - Woman's Club, Lions Club, Methodist EUB DelegatesMeet, Ponder Merger CHICAGO (AP) - "No church can live unto itself," the Methodist Council of Bishops slated today in a message to the General Conference of the Methodist Church. The General Conference of the Evangelical United Brethen Church (EUB) opened a separate meeting at the same time in the same hotel. They planned it that way because representatives of the two denominations met to consider merger. Bishop Roy H. Short of Louisville, Ky., on behalf of the Methodist Council of Bishops, asserted: "The day has come when the churches of the world, sympathetically and actually, are bound up in a bundle of life together as never before in histo- Loyal Order of Moose, Women of the Moose and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Spokesmen for (he Moose, W.O.T.M. and the VFW Auxiliary said the matter had been discussed and approved by their respective organizations. Mrs. Kenneth Lezzer, representing the Woman's Club, said the plans have not been formally presented to club members yet but that she was sure of a favorable endorsement. Robert Blackburn, master of the Susquehanna Grange, said he would put the question before the grange board at a meeting Friday night. Frank Harzinski, president of Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 302 Reds Killed In Viet Action Toy Ninh Province Battle Resumed After Short Break By BOB GASSAWAY SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - American infantrymen battled an estimated 1.000 charging Viet Cong for four hours in Tay Ninh Province today and reported 302 enemy bodies counted after the fighting ended. The battle resumed at 6 a.m. for troops of the U.S. 1st Division who lost contact almost completely Monday with the tough Viet Cong force that had battled American troops for four days. U.S. officers at operational headquarters told Associated Press photographer John Nance tonight that 302 enemy bodies had been counted after the fighting ended, thai large numbers of weapons, grenades and ammunition had.been taken and thai an 80-bed Viet Cong hospital had been found. Associated Press correspondent John Lengel reported from the battlefield that some American officers estimated 500 of the enemy were killed today. He reported one battalion of the 1st Division's 28th Regiment bore the brunt of the new fighting. American casualties were officially reported light. In other scattered actions: Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Slain Woman Was Sister Of Bradford Coal Co. Faces Hearing On Mine Permit Move HARRISBURG (AP) - The State Health Department filed a complaint against the Bradford Coal Co., Inc., Clearfield County, Monday charging it with operating a deep coal mine without a mine drainage permit from the State Sanitary Water Board. The department said it has scheduled a hearing on the complaint for Nov. 10 in Curwensville. Curwensville Man Peterson Named To Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Litterbugs Warned ALLPORT-The Morris Township Supervisors last night issued a warning that anyone caught throwing rubbish along township roads will be fined $100 and costs. Routine business was transacted during the board's regular monthly meeting. dred Kochik, 40-year-old Clar- County National Post ence resident who was allegedly shot to death by her husband in their home here Saturday night, was the sister of Paul Girardi of Curwensville. Her husband, Joseph W. Kochik, 43, is being held without bail in the Centre County Jail at Bellefonte, pending a hearing on a charge of murder. Mrs. Kochik reportedly died instantly as the result of a single bullet wound in the head. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 Carl J. Peterson was named trust officer at Monday's County National Bank board meeting at Clearfield. He succeeds Howard M. Mc-Garvey Jr., who has resigned to accept a position as vice president and trust officer with the Fayette Bank & Trust Company of Uniontown. Mr. Peterson has been affiliated with the County National Bank for some time and was recently named assistant trust officer. Entries Lacking for Clearfield's Christmas Parade With tlie deadline for submitting entries in Clearfield's Christmas Parade less than a week away, parade officials are beginning to wonder if there will be a parade this year. The deadline is next Tuesday, Nov. 15, and so far only one entry has been received. Area churches and civic organizations are urged to return their entry blanks as soon as possible to Miss Joyce Hoffman, 111 W. First St., Clearfield, telephone 765-4709. The parade has been set for Friday, Nov. 27, at 7 p. m. A $50 prize awaits the first place winner, which best depicts the religious theme. Other prizes are: second, $30; third, $20; fourth, $15; and fifth, $10. Last year's parade was the largest in Clearfield's history, when 20 floats were entered. The Clearfield Junior Woman's Club and the Chamber of Commerce have sponsored the parade for tho pasl five years in an effort to remind Hie area of Please Turn to Page 2, Col. t> Grampian Councilmen Discuss Collection Of Delinquent Taxes GRAMPIAN - A lengthy discussion on ways and means of collecting delinquent wage taxes highlighted last night's meeting of Grampian Borough Council. The wage tax collector, Mrs. Elda Wise, reported that she had turned over to Clyde Nicholson, justice of the peace here, a list of all 1965 wage tax delinquents. He in turn was instructed to institute proceedings to colled the back payments or fine those who fail to comply. Street Commissioner C. E. Beck was authorized to place no parking signs on borough streets to facilitate snow removal. This applies to the hours from midnight until 7 a. m. Tax receipts received thus far amount to $598.06 and bills approved for payment came to $256.83. Present at the meeting were George Mobcly, president; Fahy McDonald, Thomas Ransic, Thomas llnrmic, Bertram Dan-vir, James Wise, W. G. CIipI-gron, secretary, and Mayor Roscoe Solley. Coalport Council OKs Wage Tax, New Street Light COALPORT - Coalport Borough Council last night adopted an ordinance which calls for the enactment of an earned income and wage tax of four-tenths of one per cent. Council also approved the installation of a street light at the corner of Filbert and Railroad streets to provide more illumination at the approach to Ihe Blain Run Bridge. James Krause, new borough patrolman, gave a report on his activities for the past month. The purchase of his winter uniform was approved. Cost of lighting connected with the new Veteran's Memorial in front of the borough building will be assumed by the borough, it was announced. The veterans marker will be dedicated at services this Friday, Veterans Day. In preparation for winter, the councilmen agreed to advertise for bids for snow plowing and snow removal. Rids will open Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 At Busy Council Session ... Philipsburg Buys New Police Cor PHILI.JSBURG - Borough Council last night approved purchase of a new police car, sale of a used fire truck, an allocation for mapping the borough's sewer systems, a payment on a new fire truck, and a reduction in the town's indebtedness by $10,000. The lone bid submitted for the police,car was from Ron Stoltz Ford. The bid price, for a car listing at $2,080 ____ less a trade-in of $806.40 for the present car, was $1,173.- Inside The Progress 30 " A single bid was received for Classified Ads .... It, U (ne Ford high.pressure fire Hints From Hcloise...... 8 |nlck Qffered {or sale The Com,c*...... $3,200 bid from the community News From Around World 6 rf Hunker in the Pittsburgh s�*?rt� .10- l\ area, was accepted. Obituaries ............... 2 Council voted to set aside Hospital News ....... 3, 13 3] qoo toward mapping the corn-Editorial, Columns .... 1 munity-s sanitary and storm Social News 3, 8, 9, 16 sewers as required by lne State Today in History ........ 4 Sanitary Water Board. There School News ............. 5 wgs g (jjscussjon regarding the Church News .............1 slate orc|ers on stream pollu- Area Servicemen ....... 14 Uon and announcement was More on Viet Nam ...... 5 made tnat a ^shannon Valley - sewer meeting would be held Three Clearfield �;;� i,'.,,"^ p-lhe _ , I _ A payment of $3,341 was AfflflPflfC I /fllCA authorized on the community's fllllUCIIIJ VH�� new fjre (n|ck and u was voted I TUIK, TIUW, The impact caused the Galla- Dmuimh Daha.| her car to spin completely "e'S rOVing KepO� around and the truck went 132 CHESTER HILL - Purchase feet before coming to a stop, of a truck was approved and Officer Heichel said. action on s(reet maUers was He estimated the damage to (aken at ,ast night's meeting of the- Gallaher car at $1,000 and Chester Hill Borough Council, to the truck at $250. Tne bid on a 1966 thrce-quar-At 9:15 a. m. cars driven by tcr ton pickup ,ruck wiln a scv. George W. Shillenn, 72, of en-foot snow plow was submit-722 Mill Road, and James (pd bv JamCs E. Hoffman of M c F a d d e n, 62 of Wood- Karthaus. It was agreed to land R. D. 1, collided at the make the full payment of $2,400 intersection of Reed and North upon delivery of the truck. Third streets. Tne strecl committee report-Police Chief Charles C. Ed- ed lhal the pavinR of Hill Slreel niston charged Mr. Shillenn has been completed. However, with failure to yield the right somc ilems stili need to be tak-of way. He said Shillenn was cn care of beforc Council gives Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 final "PProval of the project _ Approval was given for the erection of stop signs on El- IrVOnO COUnCllmen wards Street at the corners of Hill and Louise streets and at ApDrOVe Wage TUX, the corners of Allen and Flor- _ ,, J ence streets. Lucas Associates Fire POHCe UnifOrmS of Philipsburg is to be contaet- 1RVONA - Re-enactment of Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 a wage tax and the purchase ----- of seven fire policemen's uni- Cftrmor Woorlvillo forms were approved by Irvona rOrmer WcGQVIIFc TlSnauort^h^rnvSna Fire Woman Dies in Crash Company for the purchase of An accident Saturday night new Christmas decorations for near Butler resulted in the death the community was also ap- of a former Weedvillc woman proved. and serious injury to her hus- The wage tax will remain the band, a former resident of same as last year's levy of Penfield. four-tenths of one per cent. Mrs. Frances A. Strum, 53, The reports of the treasurer of Jackson Center R. D.. and and water committee were her husband Herbert Strum heard and bills approved for J1"-. were reportedly en route payment. home from a visit with their Those attending included Ro- s�n. Dr- Dwight Strum of North bcrt M. Bloom, president; Fred Apollo, when they were 111- Patlerson, Jesse Williams, John volved in an automobile col- Miles Sr John Miles Jr., Ray- - , fi C(l| , mono Symers, Mayor Paul______. Lindscy and Jeannetle Miles, secretary. FREE Glen Hope Council FOOTBALLS! Has Road Discussion ^^mlA GLEN HOPE - Glen Hope v\ f'J Borough Council last nishl out- ^^^^k /j/-/ lined a road repair program 0*~ ^BBBr^'t 1 for the coming year. T*! � '^*) Bills were approved for pay- /^Q) ^ i^H^j J/"^ ment and routine business con- Present were Joseph Rowlos, fc^V^ ^^V^^^ president, Richard Dolls, Mar- ^-""V^rs I'm Wasickie, Jack Kilko. Her- pec DAgC 1 1 man Smith, Ah in Caldwell and rTcrAi e Agnes Herd man, secretary. FOR DETAILS GOP Official In There Fighting OSCEOLA MILLS - Mrs. Margaret Dunlap, vice chairman of the Republican countv committee, fell down the steps at church over the weekend and as a result yesterday sported a black eye. Undaunted, yesterday she was wearing a big Shafer badge which bore the extra inscription "Id rather fight than switch." Vote lighter Than in 1962 Area residents were going to the polls today in lesser numbers than in the two previous gubernatorial elections, a spot check of some of the county's polling places showed. A total of 786 had voted by 11 a. m. at Clearfield's six polling places compared to 958 four years ago and 915 at the 1958 general election. Voting also was lighter than in previous years at Curwensville and Philipsburg. The weather undoubtedly was responsible for delaying some of the early voters. What dawned as a bright day turned into a dull, rainy one a few Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Pa. Voters Go To Polls To Climax Bitter Campaign BULLETIN PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Early voter turnout was described as light to average today in the key big city areas of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial election. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvanians cast ballots today in the climax of a sometimes bitter gubernatorial campaign pitting Republican Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer and Democrat Milton Shapp. Political experts predicted a voter turnout of about 65 to 70 per cent of the state's 5Vt million eligible voter* - despite the bitter, name - calling gubernatorial campaign. -� Several other statewide offices were up for grabs, in addition to contests for U.S. representative in each district. The congressional races alone are considered extremely important by the politicians, if not by the voters, because they involve 27 newly-apportioned districts. Citizens Plan Sewage Protest At Osceola OSCEOLA MILLS-A delegation of about 20 citizens attended the Osceola Mills Borough Council meeting last night and presented petitions with over 400 signatures protesting the borough's involvement in a proposed area sewage disposal program. The group's main protest was that there are loo many unanswered questions on the program. They wanted to know why Osceola Mills has to go into such a program when the community is already dumping waste into an acid stream . . . Why the state doesn't do its part to clean up this stream if the borough goes into the sewage program . . . What the cost would be if the borough had Lawrence In Deep Coma PITTSBURGH (AP)-Former Pennsylvania Gov. David L. Democrats now have a 15-12 Lawrence was in a deep coma edge in congressmen, but the today. His doctor said death GOP has poured extra money could come anytime, and efforts into three districts- "There is no medical chance the 4th, 19th and 24th-in an all- for him to survive," said Dr. out bid for control. Campbell Moses, Lawrence's Name-calling went on in the personal physician for 20 years, governor's race right down to Lawrence, 77, suffered a heart the last day. The last exchange attack.Friday night while male-, included charges of racism. ing a speech at a Democratic Shafer's supporters charged Party rally in Syria Mosque. Shapp with "racism" because Moses said Lawrence's heart, of selective appeals to Negroes stopped twice, causing irrepaT-by distributing leaflets claiming able damage to the brain. ----- The doctor expressed surprise Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 that Lawrence was still holding on. He indicated a man of average stamina would not have held out as long. Moses added that doctors had decided to take no "extraordinary" measures to keep Lawrence alive. "If he had normal brain ac- Falls Creek Firm Gets Jury Verdict A verdict awarding the Rodney L. Nelson Construction Co, of Falls Creek $722.10 in the Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 South Philipsburg Gels Sewage Plan SOUTH PHILIPSBURG-The proposed sewage program for South Philipsburg Borough was presented for study at last night's Borough Council meeting. The program was presented by H. Bruce of Glace and Glace, consulting engineers of Harris-burg, and was discussed at length. No action was taken. In other matters, the secretary was instructed to send letters to various individuals in the community asking them to clean up their property and to Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Two Men Face Lottery Charge At Philmshurg PHILIPSBURG - Some 18.000 football play slips and the plates used to print them were confiscated by Philipsburg Borough Police and state police from Troop G of Hollidaysburg in a raid at Olenick's Printing, 123 N. Front St., here last night at 10 o'clock. Arrested on a charge of conducting a lottery were: Russell Olcnick, 42, of 719 Curtin St., Osceola Mills, owner and proprietor of the shop; and John U. Mattern, 31, of Osceola Mills. They were arriagned before Justice of the Peace Robert Rry-on in Rush Township, and posted bail for a hearing at a later date. Stale police said that the shop has been under surveillance for some time. firm's suit against John and tivity," Moses said, "we would Gladys Beck of DuBois, doing have gone "to any ends." business as William H. Cowie The physician said he had Sons, was returned late yester- talked with the Most Rev. John day afternoon in the Clearfield J. Wright, bishop of the Roman County Court. Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. The jury of e'ght women and Lawrence is a Catholic, four men was out nearly four "We wanted to be sure that hours before returning the ver- we were within the morals of diet for the plaintiff. his (Lawrence's) church," said The Nelson company was su- Moses. "The bishop understands ing Mr. and Mrs. Beck for work our problem. We think exactly done in connection with the con- alike." struction of a water system for-- the Hawthorne Water Authority. The case was thr last to be tried by a jury during the November civil court term. The three remaining cases w 11 bo heard by the court without a jury. Wallcceton CourrcH Airs Snow Removal Hunter Spends Night in Woods DRIFTING - A 38-year-old hunter was lost in the woods in this area last night but emerged safely this morning just as volunteer firemen began to organize a search party. Andrew Konkisko of Lock Haven, a former resident of All-WAI.LAC'ETON - Wallaccton port, did the sensible thing. He Borough Council in a regular sat down, built a fire and waited meeting last night took action for daylight before making his on several matters. ' way out to Route 53 near the Snow removal was discussed Moshannon bridge, and it was suggested that a His wife, the former Doris truck be purchased for this pur- Marince of Troy, and his par-pose. No action was taken on