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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 12, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle Debt is something you get into if you spend as much as you tell your friends that you earn. The Progress Reader's Tip Read about a trip to New Jersey in "It Seems To Me" on Page 4. Vol. 60 - No. 267 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, November 12, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Ge mini 12 Astronauts Chase Moon CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION presented by John Lewis Shade Post No. 6 of the American Legion are displayed by their recipients at Thursday night's Veterans Day dinner of the Post. The certificates were given in appreciation for contributions made by the recipients toward the Legion's new Honor Roll monument in front of the Post home. Left to right are: Roger Bell, J. Albert Dame, Groff Davis, Joseph McMurray, W. K. Ulerich, William T. Davis, Thomas J. Stoy and Gordon Law-head. Also awarded certificates were Russell Fricke and Vance Dickey. 'OUTSTANDING CITIZEN' AWARD is received by George A. Scott, left, editor of The Progress, from Ronald B. Strattan, 1965 Outstanding Citizen, at Thursday night's Veterans Day dinner of the John Lewis Shade Post No. 6 of the American Legion. Award is made annually by the Legion Post. Clearfield Honor Roll Dedicated Large Crowd Hears Cherry, Erhard At Service for Veterans Mnre than a year's work to provide Clearfirld with a fitting and lasting tribute to its service men and women ended yesterday with the unveiling and dedication of a permanent honor roll on the lawn of the John Lewis Shade Post No. 6 of the Clearfield American Legion. The largest crowd in many years to attend a veteran-sponsored program turned out for the dedication and the annual Veterans Day program. Dr. Elmo E. Erhard, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, dedicated the honor roll as a tribute to veterans both living and dead who served their country "to preserve the American Way of Life and the principles of freedom and democracy." As he spoke, three members of the Honor Roll Committee, Joseph Francemore, Charles Franson and Frank Aveni. unveiled the brick and steel edifice. The names of more than 1,500 men and women who served their countries in wars from the Revolution to Viet Nam appeared oh individual metal plates under glass enclosures on both sides of the honor roll. Clearfield County Judge John A. Cherry as the main speaker, described the memorial as "a reminder of the patriotism, love, devotion and sacrifices of these comrades and their families." He noted that when the mem- VETERANS HONOR ROLL of the John Lewis Shade Post No. 6 is unveiled during dedication ceremonies conducted as part of the Veterans Day services yesterday. Brick and steel monument already lists the names of 1,500 Clearfield County veterans of all wars from the Revolutionary through the Korean Conflict and has room for another 1,500. By Clearfield American Legion... Editor of Progress Named As 'Outstanding Citizen George A. Scott, editor of The Progress, received Clearfield's "Outstanding Citizen" award for 1966 Thursday night at the annual Veterans Dinner of the American Legion's John Lewis Shade Post No. 6. More than 150 members of the Post and their guests also heard Robert B. Myers, president of the Chamber of Commerce, outline Clearfield's progress of the past six years, which he said was "brought about by people, all working together." And in addition to naming the 1966 Man of the Year, the Post also presented citations to 10 individuals and firms in appreciation for their contributions toward construction of the - Legion's Honor Roll which Memorial Is Dedicated At Coalport Service Photograph Solar Eclipse Bv HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - Shielding their eyes against the sun's glare, the Gemini 12 astronauts chased the moon across South America today and snapped photographs of one of nature's most spectacular sights: a solar eclipse. For 10 minutes as their space ship raced across the skies, James A. Lovell Jr. and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. were busy camera nfen, recording the steady movement of the new moon as it slipped across the face of the sun. For seven or eight seconds the sun was in rare total eclipse and the Gemini 12 pictures may give man his most revealing look at this phenomenon and perhaps answer some scientific riddles. Before speeding out over the Atlantic, Lovell and Aldrin pitched the spacecraft nose down in an apparently unsuccessful effort to photograph Lhe giant 52-mile-wide shadow of the moon as it slid across Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. "We hit the eclipse right on the money," Lovell reported. "But we were unsuccessful in picking up the shadow." "Roger," answered mission control, "we figured it would be a long way off." The eclipse over, Gemini 12 sped on toward another important task. At 11:29 a.m. Aldrin was to open his hatch for a 2-hour 20-minute work .session, the first of three he plans outside the craft during the flight in hopes of learning man's physical limitations in weightless space. To obtain the eclipse photos, Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 COLD Please Turn to Page 3, Col. 5 Philipsburg Stores Plan Event Monday PHILIPSBURG - Philipsburg stores will be open Monday evening from 6:30 until 9 p. m. as the Philipsburg Aggressive Merchants stage a 10 per cent discount sale. The special sales event, preceding the Christmas shopping season, will feature a 10 per cent reduction in prices on a store-wide basis for the participating merchants. Originally this sales event was scheduled to be held Nov. 29. but the date was advanced to Nov. 14 in order not to conflict with the scholarship fair being sponsored at the senior high school by the Philipsburg Branch of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Inside The Progress Classified Ads 8, 9 Hints From Heloise ...... 3 Comics................. 11 Sports ............. 3, 6, 7 Obituaries .............. 10 Hospital News ............ 3 Church News ............ 5 Editorial Columns ........ 4 Social News .............. 2 Road Mishaps Injure Four In District Four persons were injured in two of seven traffic accidents occurring in the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area Thursday and yesterday. Three of them, all members of a Union City family, were hurt in a two-car collision on Route 322 at the Bigler intersection at 5:30 p. m. yesterday. The victims - Louis L. Mccrillis, 47, the driver of one of the cars, Virginia McCrillis, 46, and Donald Mccrillis, 48 - were all treated at the Philipsburg State General Hospital and released. Slate police said their car was stopped at the intersection stop light when it was struck in the rear by a car driven by Marjorie F. Best, 57, of Washington, D. C. About $800 damage was caused to each of the vehicles, the police said. Jerry William Bishop, 16, of Woodland R. D. 1 was injured when he lost control of a 1966 sedan while traveling south of Route 970, 2.8 miles east of Woodland. Police reported the car left the highway, skidded 72 feet down a ditch, over- funeral Services Set for Victim Countian Heads Of Viet fighting tOHVentlOn Of COALPORT - One of the largest crowds ever to attend a memorial service at Coalport viewed the parade and attended the dedication of a new veterans' memorial yesterday. The parade was led by Larry Peacock as parade marshal. Dignitaries included Congressman and Mrs. Albert W. Johnson, State Rep.-elect and Mrs. Austin M. Harrier, and Clifford Murray of Woodland. District 14 governor of Lions International, Gold Star Mothers and Lions Club officers and members. The color guard from Richard L. Beers VFW Post 7043 and Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Partly cloudy and colder tonight with scattered snow flurries, low in the 20s, Sunday fair and cool. Sunrise 6:57-Sunset 4:55 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m, - 6.50 feet (rising); Today 7 a. m. - 6.50 feet (stationary). Clearfield Weather Friday low 43; high 46; Overnight low 40. Mid - State Airport Friday low 40; high 45; Overnight low 37. was dedicated yesterday. As was the case with the IS men honored by John Lewis Shade Post in the past, Mr. Scott's selection for the Legion's Certificate of Meritorious Service came as a complete surprise to him when it was announced by Ronald B. Strattan, 1965 Man of the Year speaking in behalf of the Post. Mr. Scott, who had written the citations for all 15 previous recipients, had been asked to write this year's for Frederick B. Lansberry; president of the County National Bank and a member of this year's selection committee, in order to conceal the identity of the real recipient, himself. In accepting the award, Mr. Scott told the Legionnaires "This is the greatest thrill of my life." The citation accompanying the award noted that "Evidence 5 U. S. Planes Downed by Red By JOHN LENGEL SAIGON, South Vict Nam (AP) - Communist antiaircraft fire shot down five U. S. planes during raids over . North.. Viet Nam Friday in one of the heaviest days of American losses of the war. U. S. headquarters, reporting this today, said the pilot of one plane' was rescued, but the six fliers aboard the other four aircraft are missing. A Tass dispatch from Hanoi quoted the North1 Vietnamese News Agency as saying four planes were shot down and "several U.S. Air Force pilots were imprisoned." Headquarters also announced that three American helicopters were shot down Friday while supporting ground operations Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Funeral services will be conducted at Herndon, Va., Monday morning at 10 o'clock for Pfc. Charles E. Peters, the first Clearfielder to lose his life in the fighting in Viet Nam. Pfc. Peters died at 11 a. m. Sunday of wounds suffered two days earlier. His wife, t h e former Gail Swisher, was notified Friday evening of the arrival of her husband's body in the United States. Pfc. Peters was the son of Waller C. Peters of 222 Muller St., Curwensville, and Mrs. Pauline Peters of 530 Daisy St., Clearfield. He was born Feb, 16, 1948. On Feb. 19, 1966, he married Gail Swisher, daughter Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 Fighting Losing Battle PITTSBURGH (AP) - For-er Gov. David L. Lawrence is still fighting a losing battle for life, according to doctors at Presbyterian  University Hospital. Delegates Okay Church Merger CHICAGO (AP) - The merger of two churches into the largest Protestant sect in the United Stales, the United Methodist Church, with 11,081,000 members, has been approved by delegates of the two churches. In separate meetings in the same hotel Friday, delegates to the general conferences of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church voted overwhelming approval of the merger. The Methodist Church, with 10,331,000 members, is now second in size to the Southern Baptist Convention with 10,393,000 GOP Women Mrs. Anne Thacik of Curwensville is serving as general chairman of the 1966 convention of the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women that opens tomorrow at Harrisburg. Mrs. Thacik, the wife of George Thacik, is also a candidate for reelection to office of state recording secretary, a position which she has held for the past year. The new federation officers will be installed Tuesday afternoon at special ceremonies in the Forum. Also serving on the convention committee is Miss Betty Hamilton of Clearfield, state publicity chairman. More .than .1,000 women from all sections of Pennsylvania are Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Curwensville Stores List Shopping Event CURWENSVILLE - The first of a series of $100 cash awards to be given by Curwensville merchants in connection with weekly sales promotions through Christmas will be given next Friday, Nov. 18. The Merchants' Association incorrectly advertised the date of the first award as Nov. 11 in an ad appearing earlier this week. Three merchants also were unintentionally omitted from the ad: Bennington Electric, South Side Garage and Coons' Market. UP AND OVER goes Clearfield quarterback Carl Brown as he tries to evade a tackle by a blocked out Curwensville defender. No. 20 is Gary Shaffer. Brown scored one touchdown and an extra point and passed for another six-pointer as the Bisons turned back the Golden Tide, 20-9, before 5,000 fans at the Driving Park last night. For game story, turn to Page 6. (Progress Photo) Clearfield 20 West Branch High 13 Lock Haven High 31 S. Huntingdon 13 DuBois 7 Bald Eagle Area 7 Hollidaysburg 27 Lewistown 26 Curwensville 9 Moshannon Valley 6 Philipsburg-Osceola 20 Glendale High 6 Punxsy 6 Jersey Shore 6 Tyrone High 6 Huntingdon 21 ;