Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 18, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle There are usually plenty of jobs for all the new college graduates, but riot enough- positions. The Reader's Tip Schoolboy gridders earn All-District honors. Turn to Page 10. Vol. 60 - No. 272 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Friday, November 18, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY AT VICTORY CELEBRATION - Current and future leaders of the Clearfield Area United Fund pose during last night's victory dinner and annual meeting in the YMCA. From left are: Roy Anderson, first vice president; Carl A. Belin Jr., outgoing president; Robert L. Mitchell, president; Ralph J. Kane, next year's campaign chairman; John H. Jackson, this year's campaign chairman and the new second vice president; and John Czarnecki, treasurer. 26 Boats Destroyed, Damaged... U. S. 7th Fleet Seeks To Block Red Supplies By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U.S. warships bombarded cargo vessels along a 10-mile stretch of North Viet Nam today in a renewal of the 7th Fleet's new campaign to cut the seaborne flow of Communist supplies to the South. The Navy reported 26 cargo boats destroyed or damaged in the bombardment by two destroyers ranging 20 to 30 miles north of the demilitarized zone between North and South Viet Nam. The Navy said the destroyers John R. Craig and Hamner fired more than 250 rounds of five-inch shells at supply craft both on the beach and in the water. The U.S. command reported only small and scattered ground action in South Viet Nam, while Vietnamese headquarters reported a series of Viet Cong harassing attacks with mortars and mines that ranged from one end of the country to the other One sabotage attack set off a four-hour fire and a series of explosions in a U.S. ammunition dump near Saigon, but a U.S. military spokesman said damage was light and there were no casualties. On the political front, Premier Nguyen Cao Ky announced six changes in the civilian cabinet in an effort to end the eight-week-old dispute between south- erners dominating the ruling military junta. Reports of friction persisted after a stormy ern cabinet ministers and north-meeting of top leaders Thursday night, and further changes were thought likely. For the seventh day in a row, monsoon rains and generally poor weather cut heavily into U.S. air strikes Thursday against North Viet Nam. U.S. pilots flew only 52 missions, about one third the average during good weather. U.S. military sources said the North Vietnamese are taking advantage of the foul weather to rush repairs of roads, bridges and rail lines. Guam-based B52 bombers struck today in Tay Ninh Province for the ninth consecutive clay in support of Operation At-Lleboro, the 30,000-man hunt by U.S. ground forces to flush the Viet Cong out of a major stronghold 60 miles northwest of Sai- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 1 At Victory Dinner... Johnson Sleeps Mitchell Elected Late, Says He UF President Feels'Great' A celebration was held at Clearfield last night in honor of the recent campaign success of the Clearfield Area United Fund, and at the same time a new president, Robert L. Mitchell, was elected. Mr. Mitchell, who served last year as first vice president, succeeds Carl A. Belin Jr., who has been president of the United Fund since its inception three years ago. Also named to offices at the victory dinner and annual meeting in the YMCA were: Roy Anderson, first vice president; John H.Jackson, second .- ing the remainder of the year fulfilling tasks. He told the group that "at a time like this, the recipients of John vice president; and Czarnecki, treasurer. Ten board positions, each for a two-vear term, were also filled. Named to these positions were ,lu"VT - Richard Cook, Mr. Jackson. thc funds are the rcal winners-Ralph J. Kane, Mrs. A. W. Lee III, Mr. Mitchell, Sherman Nelson, Mrs. Ward L. Smith, the Rev. Richard A. Todd, R. L. Ulery and William G. Williams. In commending, Clearfield's citizens fo*-�.sti'rpassing this Once you go over the goal, a pattern is set and a winning spirit continues. Why settle for anything less than a victory." Division leaders and workers, the average citizen and business and employe groups were honored for their spirit and en- year's goal of $90,092, Charles thuSiasm and were givcn their C Brown Jr., district attorney share of awards of Centre County, said that this Mr Jacksori| chairman of this dinner should not be an ending, _ but rather a kick-off for work- Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 5 By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson slept late today, and got up telling his doctors he felt "great." On the second full day after his double operation, Johnson still complained of soreness, however. The While House said the President fell asleep about midnight - even before finishing his usual stack of evening reading - and did not awaken until almost 8 a.m. For him that was a late hour. Before .wading into some department reports, Johnson moved to a chair for a tray breakfast of melon balls, apple juice, chipped beef and tea. The President's recovery so far has been routine - so much so that the latest White House statemejjL^on his progress con-tained'no'ihformation of a medical nature. Although Johnson said Thurs- Two Police Officers Hired At Clearfield Two new police officers who will fill vacancies on the borough force were approved by Clearfield Borough Council at a routine meeting in the borough hall last night. The new members of the police force are Donald D. Cutler, 26, and Charles Rumfola Jr., 23, both residents of Clearfield, who ranked first and second among six applicants in the Civil Service examinations given Nov. 4. They were sworn into office by Mayor Edward A. Clark this morn---ing and will begin their du- Santa Is Coming To Philipsburg In a Big Way PHILIPSBURG - Santa Claus will come to Philipsburg again in a big way this year. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 A Soldier Looks At The Other War Success of Operation ESTAK (Editor's Note: Operation ESTAK (Educational Supplies To An Khe) was the successful drive last summer in which district residents contributed funds and supplies to stock a grade school in Viet Nam with pencils, tablets and crayons so that 800 South Vietnamese children could go to school. The project was initiated by Capt. Robert M. Sheriff of Chester Hill who has been writing this series of articles exclusively for The Progress on civilian problems in that war-torn country. Here in his seventh story, he tells about the overall benefit of Operation ESTAK.) ties immediately. The addition of the two officers will bring the borough police force up to its normal complement of seven men. Two resignations within recent months had left the force short-handed and Council's action last night was welcomed by Mayor Clark. In other business, Council received 50 copies of the Borough The 37-foot replica of St. Nick Code, prepared by General Code will be erected on the lawn at Publishers Corp., of Spencer- the John Ashley Dennis Jr. port, N. Y., approved ass'ess- American Legion Post No. 437. ment ordinances for street pav- Legionnaires, assisted by a ing projects, opened bids for 150 large group of citizens, will be- tons of rock salt, and received gin erecting the Christmas dis- a petition from Stewart Avenue play Sunday at 1 p. m.-weather residents asking enforcement of permitting. a borough ordinance regulating The erection of the display old buildings and debris. Two is something to be seen and candidates for borough boards each year draws a crowd of Presented their applications in spectators. DISTRICT. SCOUT LEADERS installed last night at the Bucktail Boy Scout Council's annual meeting included these six men. District chairmen seated left to right are: Charles Purrett, Senaca; Elmer Schaberl, Elk; and F. Cortez Bell Jr., Clearfield. District commissioners standing, left to right, are: Lawrence Reitz, Seneca; William Milligan, Elk; and Russell Unick, Moshannon. Inside The Progress Classified Ads .... 20, 21, 22 Hints From Ileloisc ____ 24 Comics ................ 23 News From Around World 8 Sports .............. 10, 11 Obituaries .-............ 1" Hospital News .......... 2 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News ......... 24 Today in History ...... 4 School News ,..... 3, 7, 22 Church News.............6 More on Viet Graft ...... 9 More on Politics ........ 5 The Santa Claus was constructed of 17 sheets of heavy outdoor 4 by 8-foot plywood sheets. He measures 37 feet high and 17'/2 feet side. Each year there has been a new and person. The bound copies of the Bor-Plcase Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 8 By Capt. Robert M. Sheriff AN KHE. South Vict Nam (Special to The Progress)-Each year millions of American citizens are solicited for contributio n s by various or-'ganizat ions throughout the country. The contributio n s enable these organizations to area. Businessmen's Group At Houfzdole Lists Holiday Store Hours HOUTZDALE - Members of the Houtzdale Businessmen's Association have adopted new store hours for the holiday season and made plans for the arrival of Santa Claus in the further their goals in a quest for public service. Santa Claus will distribute treats to children of the Houtz- Some people donate because dale area at the Fire Hall on they feel it a duty as part of Good Street Dec. 1, beginning community life and others be- at 7 p. m. cause it is the acceptable thing From .Dec. 15 until Christ- to do. We like to believe, how- maS) children may meet and ever, that most people give be- ?ive their Christmas requests cause they sincerely believe, to Santa Claus when he appears that by giving they participate in stores at Houtzdale and sur- Firemen To Conduct Curwensville Drive CURWENSVILLE - The Curwensville Fire Department will conduct its annual house-to-house canvass for the 1966 Muscular Dystrophy campaign Sunday afternoon, it was announced today. All members of the fire company, both active and social, as well as any other person wishing to help the cause is asked to report to the fire hall no later than 1 p. m. Sunday. Catholic Bishops Ask To Celebrate Mass in English WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Twelve Floats Set For Holiday Parade At Clearfield Friday Cfemson Requests Recount; Trails fulmerbyU BELLEFONTE _ Daniel R. Clemson, Democratic candidate for state representative in the 77th District, m letters to Ar-The holiday season in the thur Rose, Centre County Re-Clearfield area will be ushered publican chairman, and Mrs. in next Friday at 7 p. m. in a Marie Garner, county Demo-big float parade sponsored bv cratf �ha!rma\ callcd, fo* a the Clearfield Junior Woman's ^oint f0? _____ i�m------ Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 4 Attorney General Named by Shafer Pennsylvania today named William Sennett as Pennsylvania attorney general. Sennett, 36, of Erie, has been Shafer's administrative assistant. The post of attorney general pays $25,000 a year. Walter Perry Wilsoncroft, 23. Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3 In Grave Condition PITTSBURGH (AP) - Doc tors at Presbyterian - Univer- r-------J""l\i. � , sity Hospital report that former Shafer announced the appoint- D *d L Lawrence remain. men of Sennett shortly before condition today, leaving St Croix for V'rg n Gor ^ 7? , been in \ da in the British Virgin Islands ' 'ufferlng a heart and a meeti"S with New York a?tack and resulUnt �� Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 2 damage Nov. 4.