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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 16, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle It goes without saying that American women, are the best jessed women in the world. Reader's Tip See Page 12 for news of interest to hunters. Vol. 60 - No. 270 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg,AAoshannon Valley, Pa., Wednesday,.November, 16, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY LBJ's Throat Growth Free of Cancer At Clearfield ... Fighting In Viet Flares Barnes To Head On Ground Pool Association Americans Engage Foe Near Buffer Zone, Cambodia By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Ground fighting flared anew on widely separated fronts today as American infantrymen battled the Viet Cong in Communist War Zone C near the Cambodian border and U.S. Marines and South Vietnamese troops were locked in heavy fighting with Hanoi regulars near the buffer zone between the two Viet Nams. U.S. planes, backing up the Americans in both areas, rained blows at the enemy. One Marine helicopter was shot down but there were no casualties. It was the 224th helicopter reported lost in South Viet Nam in the war. As the Marines fought the North Vietnamese soldiers about 10 miles south of the demilitarized zone, giant B52 bombers struck in embattled Tay Ninh Province 60 miles northwest of Saigon for the seventh straight day, following up 104 strikes on Viet Cong positions by smaller tactical bombers. The B52 raid at mid-day came about the same time a battalion of 600 to 700 men of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division made contact with a Viet Cong force of unknown size. The outcome of the clash was not yet reported by U.S. headquarters. To the north, two companies of Marines and two companies of South Vietnamese troops were reported: in hard combat with what was believed to be a reinforced company of Hanoi regulars. It was the first heavy contact reported in the area since late-September. ; The Marines reported killing 14 North Vietnamese and a Marine spokesman said . the fighting was continuing tonight. Both U.S. and South Vietnamese casualties were reported light. Elsewhere, ground action was slack. Bad weather over North Viet Nam once again cut heavily into U.S. air strikes. The U. S. Navy disclosed that it. had sunk or damaged ,299 Communist cargo'barges off.the coast of North Viet Nam in the first 20 days of a new campaign - called Traffic Cop - to choke off seaborne infiltration into Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Contributions Asked For Street Lights, Decorations Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 8 Contributions, are, now being received to help meet the expense of beautifying downtown Clearfield for the Christmas season. The cost of maintaining the street lights and decorations is one which must be borne each year in order to present the community in its best Christmas finery, said Charles Hughes, chairman of the Holiday Lights Committee. He urged that residents help make Christmas a little.brighter for everyone by supporting the fund. Contributions may be sent to Mr. Hughes for .the, Holiday little south. Weather, however, Lights Committee^in care of could obscure the show. Chamber of Commerce,: 15 S. -'.Leonid; accounted for the Second St. Contributors are greatest meteor shower on George VV. Barnes last night was elected president of the Clearfield Swimming Pool Association at the association's annual meeting in the borough council rooms. Mr. Barnes succeeds Mrs. Walter P. Thorp who has headed the organization since it was started in July 1964. Elected to serve with Mr. Barnes were: Harry B. Davis, who succeeds Mr. Barnes as vice president; Mrs. Allan L. Martin, who succeeds Miss Catherine Rorabaugh as secre- tary; and W. K. Ulerich, who succeeds Donald Miller as > t> - � % treasurer. The complete 15-man board of directors includes: Mr. Barnes, Mrs. Thorp, Mr. Ulerich, Mr. Davis and Albert Hubler, three-year term; Mrs. Martin, Mr. Miller, Mrs. Nancie Wall, Ronald M. Park and Leland B. Mather Jr., two years; and Miss  Rorabaugh, Mrs. Roy Schucker, Mrs. T. A. McGovern, Robert M. Kurtz Jr. and Walter P. Thorp, one year. The first meeting for the new board has been scheduled for Jan. 17. Prior to his election, Mr. Barnes, as chairman of the planning and building committee, reported his group was pleased with the first year of operation of the pool, the size of the pool and its facilities, the supervision and the advantages of the pool heater. Continuing with his report, Mr. Barnes said the work of the committee will continue as follows: to secure a landscaped playground for use by the school's summer recreation program; to secure installation of tennis and basketball courts with the hope of at least one tennis court and the basketball court for next summer; to make plans for laying out a softball field with fence, back-slop, etc. Also, to secure a paved parking lot; and to develop, an ice skating area near the. site of the proposed playground (the ports at its November meeting facility .would:include a bunk-last night. Nelson G. Parks, planning director, reported that a Soil Survey application has been forwarded to the Bureau of Housing and. Urban Development with the necessary local resolutions approving the project. This contract was signed last Thursday by the Clearfield County Board of Commissioners and County Planning Commission officials. He added that the application for 701 Federal funds for the second phase of the county comprehensive plan should be submitted immediately, an action which the commission approved unanimously. Also approved was the Land Resources data portion of; the county brochure which will be published as the result of the first planning phase. Mr. Parks also noted that a file of Susquehanna River Basin Study brochures had just been received by "'his' office for perusal and Inside The Progress Classified Ads . 16, 17, 18 Hints From Hcloise .... 28 Comics ................. 27 Sports.............. 10, 11 Obituaries............... 2 Hospital News.......... 5 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ............ 20 School News ............ 18 4-11 News............... 23 Area Servicemen ........ 3 Lock Haven Artist...... 14 Political News .......... 22 George W. Barnes . . New President Planners Air Progress Of County Plan The Clearfield County Plan ning Commission reviewed prog ress of its comprehensive coun ty plan and heard regular re- house with fire place, refresh-Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 Meteor Shower May Be Seen Early Thursday CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A meteor shower after midnight tonight may produce one of the most spectacular sky shows in more than a century. The Leonid meteors may flash through the skies about 2 a.m. (EST), toward the east and a Authority Seeks Sewage Grant At Curwensville CURWENSVILLE - The Curwensville Municipal Authority has announced it has applied for a $7,200 state grant given annually toward operation of sewage treatment plants. The amount is based on the value of the plant. At a regular monthly meeting yesterday, sewer manager Milford Bowman reported on vandalism which has been occurring at the plant during the past month. He said it has definitely been established that children throwing stones and using air rifles have broken numerous windows. As a result the Authority decided that parents of the children will be held responsible for any further vandalism and legal action will be taken if necessary. West Branch District Tax Hike Opposed ALLPORT - Objections to rising school taxes were expressed last night by a delegation of residents of the West Branch Area School District. The group of 28 persons attending the November board meeting expressed their opposition to higher taxes but in discussing-the matter did not offer an alternate program. Durins tho discussion it was pointed out that last year's $12 occupational privilege tax had been eliminated and a one per cent wage tax adopted. Revenue from the wage tax was cut in half when the Cooper Township Supervisors adopted a wage tax ordinance. To help meet the resulting deficit, a flat $10 occupational tax was 1 e v i e d, board members pointed out. During the business meeting the directors adopted the system by which future school directors will be elected, voted to continue to provide facilities for the headstart program, voted an advance allocation to the cafeteria and raised the cafeteria prices,-revised the budget and paid the bills. In still other action the board, voted approval for a donkey baseball game to be played in the high school gymnasium, approved the construction of bus shelters by an advertising com*;., pany, 'accepteo^the resignation of ;'a''facult^J^Enber,'^otied^ purchase a^nejj^mowing tractor "and"" changed the date "of the December meeting. The directors discussed the Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 THEIR FOUR-DAY SPACE JAUNT ENDS - Astronauts Buss Aldrin, left, and James A. Lovell Jr. .leave the helicopter on the flight deck of trie carrier Wasp yester-day, a half hour a^fter they made, a pinpoint landing in the Atlantic southeast of Cape Kennedy; Fla;, 2:20 P. M., EST. (AP Wirephoto by radio from USS-Vvasp) Centre Kt-Will Address United Fund ^^^^^^ urged to clip the coupon on page 2 of today's edition to send with their donation. record the night of Nov, 12-13, 1833 described by one observer as "a tempest of falling stars." Viet Black Market Is Large, Flourishing And Costly for U. S. considerable diplo- EDITOR'S NOTE - Where there's a war, there's usually a black market. And in South Viet Nam, the black market is large, flourishing and - in terms of U.S. taxpayers' money - costly, This is another in a series of articles on the findings of an Associated Press team that looked into graft, diversion and other irregularities .in Viet Nam. By HUGH A. MULLIGAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - On a recent muggy mbrning, Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge took a ^hortstroH iom^u^Y^^^ One Fourth Of New Water Line Is Completed WEST DECATUR - Progress reports at this week's meeting of the West Decatur Authority reveal that 25 per cent of the main water line for the community water service system here has been laid. Pipe has been laid from the Boggs Township School to the location for the stand-up pipe, a distance of about 6,000 feet, and from the school to Morgan Run. The contractor's crew is now �working between the school and the old company store and from the Post Office toward Mocks Hill. Contractor for the project is William H. O'Brien and son, Inc., of Monroeville. In other reports it was learned that the foundation is corn- Centre County District Attorney Charles C. Brown Jr., above, will be the guest speaker at tomorrow night's annual meeting and victory dinner of the Clearfield Area United Fund. The Dutch treat dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 p. m. in the YMCA. In addition to Mr. Brown's talk it will feature the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 3 Bishops Still Face Meat Ban Decision around the corner from his U.S. Embassy down a narrow, stall-lined street with the quaint name of "PX Alley." What he saw caused him to blow his matic cool. Post Exchange luxury items in gay profusion glittered on every stand and shelf - vintage champagnes, scotch and bonded bourbon, transistor radios and tape recorders, expensive cam- WASHINGTON (AP) - eras and other photographic Whether to lift the Friday ban wares; a full line of GI shirts, on eating of meat still faces socks and underwear," and Catholic bishops, who argued enough cans of ham and lima .with the government Tuesday beans - the C-ration item that"'over birth control. GIs most detest - to cater a The meatless Friday question summer of picnics. now is scheduled for discussion The ambassador got the Navy later this week at a conference on the. phone and demanded that of 219 bishops, archbishops and It was supposed to called the Vietham&e Economic Ministry and suggested that something be done. The ministry come up Tuesday but was still under behind-the-scenes study. Exchanges continued with Please Turn to Page 18, Col. 1 Please Turn to Page 8, CoL 1 Curwensville Woman Renamed To Pa. GOP Post HARRISBURG (AP) - Mrs, Nolan P. Benner Jr. of Allen-town, president of the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women, was reelected Tuesday at the council's 48th convention here. Some 1,250 of the council's 60,000 members are attending the three-day gathering, concluded Tuesday. Reelected along with Mrs. Benner were the entire slate of officers and all but two of the 16 members of the board of directors. Reelected were: vice-presidents Mis. Joseph A. Ide, East-on; Mrs. B. Clair Jones, Wil-liamsport; > Mrs. Ralph M. ChanUer, Butler; Miss Kathleen E. Flynn, Ridgway; Mrs. Edward L. Towne, Ambler, and Mrs. Richard G. Pennell, York. Mrs. Linus E. Rigler, Upper Darby, treasurer; Mrs. Meade D. Detweiler, Jr., Harrisburg, assistant treasurer; Mrs. George J. Thacik, Curwensville, re-Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 4, Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 By Leaders of Both Parties... Assembly Session Called ressive, HARRISBURG (AP) - Although it was one of the most contentious legislatures on record, leaders from both parties describe the 1965-66 general assembly as being progressive and productive. The gavels came down for the last time in the Democratic House and Republican Senate at 2:50 p. m., Tuesday, ending one of the longest legislative sessions in Pennsylvania history. - It has been in continuous ses- Senate Majority Leader stan. sion, with the exception of a ley Q stroup said the sessions few lengthy recesses since were ,the most progressive and January 1965. The 1967 legis- fruitfur> of any in the past 25 lature starts in January, years The sine die adjournment - "We have passed landmark without day - also signalled legislation that will not only-bei the end of two special sessions. a guide to future legislatures, Normally, only fiscal matters but to the legislatures of other are considered in even - spates," said House Minority numbered years. Leader Kenneth B. Lee, Although the legislature is Lee is. a prime candidate for out, the terms of the legislators House speaker next year when do not expire until Nov. 30. the, Republicans take control. House Speaker Robert K. There was a third special ses-Hamilton said he believed the sibn this year, dealing with legislature was "highly sueess- congressional reapportionment, ful both in terms of effort and but it lasted only a week last accomplishment." March. Head for Talks At Cafe Kennedy By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - Gemini 12's astronauts fly to Cape. Kennedy today to begin a long series : of discussions on their record-shattering space flight, a mission that opened the gate to the Apollo man-to-the-moon program. Navy Capt. James A; Lovell Jr. and Air Force Maj. Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. left the aircraft carrier Wasp by plane at'9 a.m. (EST) for a two-hour flight to this spaceport where they started the final Gemini journey last Friday. The astronauts will remain at Cape Kennedy until Friday or Saturday, discussing their space flight in general terms. Then they will fly to the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Tex., for several days" of detailed debrief ings. After that they'll hold a news conference in Houston. Lovell,, 38, and champion space-walker, Aldrin, 36, Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 Undergoes Double Surgery Writes Notes Just 30 Minutes After Operation By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON'(AP) - President Johnson underwent double surgery today, a growth removed from his throat was pronounced "clear-cut" free of cancer, and within half an hour after the operation he was writing questions for his doctors on the back of medical forms. Even as surgeons turned to the repair of a rupture in the existing surgical scar on the President's side, experts were in a room adjacent to the Be-thesda Naval Hospital operating theater, examining the polyp clipped from the edge of his right vocal cord. Their verdict: It was not malignant. Dr. James C. Cain, long, a personal physician to Johnson, said it was "clear-cut" benign. White House press secretary Bill D. Moyers said Johnson was in the operating room about 53 minutes, from about 6:27 a.m. until 7:20. Moyers said it took Dr. Wilbur J. Gould 17 minutes to remove the polyp, using forceps inserted through Johnson's mouth. Then Dr. George A. Hallen: beck, assisted by Dr, James P. Osborn, took over, repairing the incisional hernia that erupted at the site of gall bladder surgery - conducted at.the same-hospital ]ust 57 weeks ago. �� ... That phase of the operation took 19 minutes. Moyers said preparatory work and other routine tasks accounted for the remainder of the time in the opera, . Moyers said Johnson would be drinking liquids later today, and would be able to use his voice when essential. But: he: said the Please Turn to Page;8>.Qo{. 2^. u.s.$paF�menNARCO Names Three Men To ^ew^e^ Residents New Positions CURWENSVILLE - The appointment of R. L. Hess of Clearfield to" be assistant director of-research and R. A. Mof-fett, also of Clearfield, to be laboratory and quality control manager at North American Refactories Company's Research Center at Curwensville was announced today. In making the. announcement R. F. Whitford, vice president-research and engineering, also stated that R. H. Giffin of Curwensville has successfully met requirements for a professional engineering license in mechanical engineering. �  "this accomplishment .adds stature to Mr. Giffin as an individual and prestige to the engineering - "construction department," Mr. Whitford; said.; Mr. Hess, an assistant director of research, will be responsible . for technical direction of Donate $1,060.51 In Fight Against MD Clearfield contributed $1,060.-51 to the annual Thanksgiving March for Muscular Dystrophy, it was announced today by Mrs. Eleanor Weiss; president of the Clearfield County Chapter of M.D.A.A: Inc. Canister collections and commercial^ arid industrial drives are expected to raise the total considerably.  Of the funds collected, 75 per cent will be forwarded to the' national MDAA office for research into the mysterious disease. The balance' stays with, the chapter and is used to pro-; vide patient services and clinical care. to all who contributed, Mrs. Weiss said, "The association extends its heartiest thanks, with a special word of gratitude to the Clearfield County Volunteer Firemen's Association which was in the forefront of our March for Muscular Dystrophy." The M.D. Association is not a member of the United Fund. Youth of Area Eligible to Inter BPOi Contest Joseph L. Waroquier, exalted ruler of the Clearfield BPOE Lodge announces the beginning of the Youth Leadership Contest in the Clearfield area, a program designed to recognize and honor the top leaders among the youth of the community. All contest entries must be in the hands of the Youth Activities Committee by Dec. 10. Application forms may be obtained from the Clearfield Area High School, St. Francis High School or Curwensville Area High School. The winning hoy and girl will each receive a $50 U. S. Savings bond. Officials of the contest emphasized that this is not a scholarship contest, and while a good scholar may be a winner, this is not a requirement or a particular necessity. Winners from the Clearfield Lodge will be entered in the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Remains in Coma PITTSBURGH (AP) - Former governor David L. Lawrence remained in a coma today, near death from a heart seizure during a political rally Nov. 4. Doctors say there is no hope that he will recover. Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. A few showers this evening. Warmer tonight, a little cooler Thursday. Low tonight in the 30s. Sunrise 7:02-Sunset 4:52 Clearfield Weather Tuesday high S2; low 26; overnight low 26. Clearfield River Level Tuesday 7 p. m. - 5.70 feet (falling). Today 7 a. m. - 5.65 feet (falling). Mid - State'Airport Tuesday low 25; high 44; overnight low 23. Five - Day Forecast Nov. 17-21: Temperatures will average four to eight degrees;-above the normal high* of 46'to 48 and lows of 31 to 33. Not much change in temperature until turning � cooler early next week. Precipitation will total one-tenth to four-tenths of an inch as rain the |a�t few days of the week. New Trial for former Area Resident Denied MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Attor-neys for socialite Robert Ball failed Tuesday to win a. new trial for their client-convicted of killing his wifa and her lover as the couple sat nude in the bedroom of the woman's home. (Ball is a former resident of Philipsburg R. D. who moved to Florida in 1955 after selling his firm, the Howard Coal Mining Co.) Ball was found guilty of two Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 7 No One Injured In Crash Near Clearfield No one was injured early today when a car struck a parked auto on Daisy Street Extension (Legislative Route 17119) just beyond the Clearfield Borough limits. Damage was estimated at $130. State Police from the Clearfield substation said that Arthur Hummel, 33, of Bigler was headed east when an A-frame snapped causing him to swerve left across the highway and into the parked car of Vincent J. lanaro, 17, of 1524 Daisy St. The mishap occurred at 1:50 a. m. Police estimated damage at $125 to the parked car and $5 to the Hummel vehicle. ;