Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 19, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Today's Chuckle , Overheard on pay-day: "I have enough money to pay my taxes. What I need now is something to live on." Reader's Tip All-Central Counties 'selections are on Page 6. Vol. 60 - No. 273 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curw'ensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Saturday, November 19, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 32 PAGES TODAY Christmas Lull i n Viet Wa r Heads for Texas. Shafer President Leaves L??ks 7� Hospital Today By WALTER R. MEARS 1 WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson checks out of the hospital today and heads for his Texas ranch to work, rest and recover from the dual operation he underwent Wednesday. "He has the usual aches and pains of any postoperative period," said White House aide George Christian. "Other -;-- ," �� than that, he feels fine." Johnson got the go-ahead from his doctors Friday for the flight back to Texas. "They are quite pleased that he is going to the ranch and get some rest,'1 said press secretary Bill D. Moyers. The. President plans to leave his $45-a-day suite at Bethesda Naval Hospital in suburban Maryland about mid-day, going directly to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to board the presidential jet without stopping at the White House. The medical team assembled for .the presidential operation was breaking up, its members heading home less than four days after the surgery in which they removed a small growth from Johnson's throat and repaired an incisional hernia on the right side of his abdomen. The hernia erupted in the scar left by Johnson's gall bladder operation Oct. 8,1965. That operation had kept him in the Bethesda hospital for 13 days. This time Johnson spent only Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Paul M. Smith, County Official, Dies at Age 62 Headed Civil Defense Since 1964; Served As Teacher, Coach Catholics Get Choice On GoVernor-f/ecf Appointing Young Men to Key Jobs HARRISBURG (AP) - Gov. -elect Raymond P. Shafer has chosen men for about half of his major cabinet posts, So far, he is emphasizing youth and also selecting those who played key roles in his campaign. Of the five men appointed so far, two are the youngest ever to serve in their posts. They are Robert G. Bartlett, 35, of Bethlehem, secretary of the Department of Highways, and William G. Sehnett, 36, of Erie, the attorney general. Only one appointee, H. Beecher Charmbury, 52, who was renamed secretary of mines and mineral" industries, is over 40: The others named are Arthur F. Sampson, 40,,of Erie, secretary of the administration, and Jack L. Conmy, 34, of Scrahton, press secretary and coordinator of news. Conmy took a leave of absence from his job as Gov. Scranton's press secretary to serve as Shafer's press secretary during the last seven weeks of the campaign. Sampson left his post as deputy secretary of Property and Supplies in the Scranton Administration to become campaign coordinator for the Republic state ticket. Sennett served as Shafer's assistant in the Lieutenant Governor's Office and also worked closely with him in the campaign. His appointment to attorney general surprised many Capitol Hill observors who thought he Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6 CLEARING WORK AT DAM - Equipment works in foreground and brush fires burn in background at Cur* wensville Dam where additional acreage is being clear- ed for a bigger recreation lake. Nittany" Timberlands', Inc., of Clearfield is doing the work under government contract. See Other Picture,'Page 10.- (Progress Photo) As Fresh Fighting Breaks Out... Cambodian Soldiers invade Viet Nam Farming town PauT M. JSmithV:fr2, Clearfield County's civil defense, director and a former' teacher in the Clearfield Area Schools, died in the Clearfield Hospital at 7:15 ,p. m. Friday. He had been in poor health for the past several months. Mr. "Smith, who resided at 418 West Locust St., had headed civil defense activities in Clearfield County since February 1964. Prior to that he had taught in the Clearfield Area High School for 33 years until his retirement Nov. 1, 1963. Mr. Smith was born at Ship-pensburg Jan. 31, 1904, the son of Roland B. and Blanche (Long) Smith. He was graduated from Shippensburg State College with a bachelor of science Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Curwensville Stores Announce Winners CURWENSVILLE - Winners of cash awards totaling $100 given by participating merchants in the Cash Awards Day promotion at Curwensville were announced today. T h e program will continue over the next five weeks with $100 given weekly. Top award of $50 was won by the holder of coupon number 058108. Five awards of $10 each go to the holders of coupons bearing the following numbers: 046905, 069328, 069102, 092491 and 068832. Awards must be claimed before next Friday at either Robi-son Printing Co. or Buzzard's Store. Any prizes not claimed will be included in the ensuing week's awards program. By JOHN D. MC CLAIN WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Roman Catholics now must decide for themselves -whether to eat meat on Fridays. But if they decide to discontinue the 1,000-year-old tradition of Friday abstinence, they are urged strongly by their bishops to substitute some other form of voluntary penance. In an historic decree ' announced Friday night, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops released the nation's 45 million Catholics from mandatory Friday abstinence on most Fridays of the year. The change is effective Dec. 2 -- the first Friday of Advent - but since in most dioceses the no-meat rule is lifted on the day after Thanksgiving, most U.S. catholics may join fellow churchmen in France, Italy and Canada in eating meat next Friday. French, Italian and Canadian bishops freed Catholics in those countries from the rule of abstinence earlier this year. Their action was authorized by Pope Paul VI and the Vatican Council.. The U.S. bishops, winding up an extraordinary meeting of the �national conference, made several exceptions to their decree. They said Catholics still must abstain and fast - limit the consumption of food in general Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 District Presbytery To Meet Tuesday In Clearfield Church The Presbytery of Huntingdon will hold its regular stated meeting in the First United Presbyterian Church of Clearfield Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Approximately 70 United Presbyterian Churches will be represented by their ministers and Elder Commissioners. The meeting will open with a devotional service by the Rev. William Chegwin, director of Bethany Parish. Various items of Presbytery business will be conducted according to -the docket adopted by the Council. The Rev. Francis E. Stetler, minister at Pine Grove Mills, is Moderator of Presbytery this year. Luncheon will be served at noon in Westminster Hall by a committee Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 6, By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Uniformed Cambodian soldiers crossed the border into South Viet' Nam, invaded a farming community and fought a brief battle with Vietnamese militiamen near the frontier, a Vietnamese military Spokesman charged today. He said 50 Cambodian soldiers penetrated- 500 yards inside" Vietnamese territory late Friday, kidnaped a Vietnamese civilian and stole .14 cattle. They, returned into Cambodia after a short clash with a local militia unit near the frontier, the spokesman said. The border-crossing was announced, as fresh fighting broke out this afternoon in War Zone C between, units of the U.S. 25th Infantry- "Division �� and en- trenched. Viet Cong. The fighting erupted. a few hours after Guam-based B52 bombers staged two raids today on Viet Cong, positions, in. War Zone C about 60 miles northwest of Saigon, i � The giant. Straloforts, in a third raid today, also bombed North Vietnamese training areas and gun positions 20 miles northwest of Plet"D|gr?fig~Spe- cial Forces camp in the central highlands. Except for the new fighting in the War Zone C sector in' Tay Ninh Province, * only minor ground action was reported. For a ninth consecutive day, monsoon- rains and low ceilings sharply cut U.S. air strikes over North Viet Nam. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Lawrence Unchanged PITTSBURGH (AP) - Former Gov. David L. Lawrence remained in a coma today at Presbyterian - University Hospital. There has been no change ill his condition since suffering a heart attack and irreparable brain damage two weeks ago. Doctors say there is no hope of survival for the 77-year-old political leader. Penn State Study Done in County On Mine Water Why do some coal strip mines produce acid waters potent enough to kill all life of a stream while other mines yield waters clean enough to drink?' In the answer to this question may lie the clues to prevention and treatment of acid mine waters, according to geologists at The Pennsylvania State' University, Frank T. Caruccio, research assistant, and Dr. Richard R. Parizek, assistant professor, who are working on the puzzle under a grant from the Coal Research Board of Pennsylvania. The approach to the problem has two phases: collecting and analyzing all the types of rocks found,.in different strip mines; and sampling water from streams and deep wells in these areas. The geologists are attempting to relate water quality with the rock type through which the water flowed. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Cloudy and colder tonight with diminishing winds, low in the 20s. Fair with little temperature change Sunday. Sunrise 7;05-Sunset 4:50 Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. - 5.50 feet (stationary); Today 7 .a. m. ~- 5.45 feet (falling). Clearfield Weather Friday low 34; high 54; Overnight low 34. } MM - State Airport . Friday low 40; high 57; Overnight low 30. NEW CLEARFIELD POLICEMEN Donald D. Cutler, left, and Charles Rumfola Jr., center, are; sworn;in by/yiiayor.Edy/ard-A.vClark as they started work on the borough police force Friday. The' t^o ranked highest in the civil service examination given recently and were named to the force by borough council Thursday night. BLOODMOBILE iw wiiei.vivii* GIVE BLOOD Peace Essay Contest pi nnffiDRII F The president of the Clearfield UUIt3VUUILL Lions Club today advised possi- BE A DONOR ble entrants in the Lions $50,000 f%i nnFllAODII f Peace Essay Contest they have Kl UUUIYIUdILl only three weeks remaining in "��'"Wwmii which to submit their essays. � j has been serving ln.,viet , , . , Nam since September and re- Hints From Heloise ...... 9 cenUy recdved hig second good Comics ................. 11 conduct medal. News From Around World 3 The award is for the period Sports ................... 6 from January 1963, to the pres- Obituaries .............. 10 ent time- Hospital News ........ 2, 3 Sgl. Kephart is married to _ i n i .the former Melvina Henry and Editorial, Columns ...... 4 they arg ^ parents of three Today in History ........ 3 children: Wendy three, Sherry School News ............. 7 two and Dewaine Jr., nine Church News ............ 5 months. Highway Dept. Jo Study Paths for New Rt. 219 HARRISBURG - Initial steps have been taken by the State Highway Department to survey "corridors" for Route 219 from Ebensburg north to the New York State line. The Department was authorized by the State Highway Commission to begin the study "so we can be ready if and when additional financing is available," Highway Secretary Henry D. Harral said. Harral also is chairman of the commission. The study would begui at the Route 22 junction at Ebensburg. Connections would be provided to the Keystone Shortway and Route 119, where a common route is planned to take traffic north to the New York State line. A study already is under way in this area to determine where Routes 119 and 219 will join. Plans are not advanced sufficiently to determine where this connection will be provided. The Department engineers are working on a location to upgrade Routes 119 and. 219 by using the same corridor. Swinging Route 119 to the east alone the proposed Punxsutawney Bypass and shifting Route 219 to the west from McGees Mills would bring the two highways together southwest of Luthersburg so that the Please Turn, to Page 10, Col. 6 Air Silence Indicated By Rusk No Indication Given By Other Side On Consequences By SPENCER DAVIS WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Dean Rusk has indicated the United, States, is i holding open the possibility that a silence in the ground war in ; Viet Nam will be matched by a \ silence in the air war,- at leas* \ for Christmas and the lunar i' New Year.., . But Rusk added at a news . conference Friday: "I would not want to hold out the expectation that a prolonged pause in the bombing might occur.'! He said there have, been no indications from the other side as to what would happen if the bombing were .stopped. But he drew a distinction between' the idea of a general pause - like the one that lasted 37 days over the last Christmas season - and what might happen this Christmas. Carefully emphasizing . his-words; Rusk said' that what might happen during such spe-* cial days as Christmas andt the, Tet - lunar NewYear - periodf would depend on the South Viet-i namese and to some extent on/ the Viet Cong, the Communist' guerrillas. , The Tet, which covers a three-day period in the second week of February, ushers < in . the' "Year of the Sheep" in the' Chinese lunar calendar. At his first news "conference, in? two months, Rusk avoided taking flat position against a'holi-7 day truce provided the other side stopped shooting. But he did rule- out any;�. one-sided gesture by the United State's; to ;stop bombing North. Viet�vNam with-; out some 'assurance of recipro-.; cal action. - " Rusk said' the military prob-. lem as to be faced in South Viet Nam "solely'due to the fact that;; the other side has not been will-' ing to undertake serious-discus-- sions or to come to, the confer-' ence table, or to engage in a-conference or to start making; peace." On another subject, the secre-.-tary put Czechoslovakia -on notice that relations with the Unit- ed States would be affected if; there is not a speedy solution to;: the case of Vladimir Kazan'-Ko- * Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Olanta Woman, 22, In Serious Condition;! Found Along Highway OLANTA - A young Olanta' woman is listed in serious condition at the Clearfield Hospital where'' she was admitted last1 night after she was found lying; along Route 453 near here, apT parently the victim of a traffic. accident. Mrs. Mary Louise Smith, 22^ suffered head and chest! injur-j| ies and multiple bruises of the:: arms and legs. .' ;| State police are continuing Please Turn to Page 10, Col.'in Trust Company Hits !! Yule Savings Record : The Clearfield Trust Company | hit a new high this year in its;-. Christmas savings program. On Thursday the bank^ mailed checks to 1,300 depositors. They ; totaled $113,538. ; A spokesman for the bank-f said this was the highest! amount ever received by menu 4". bers of the Christmas Savings Club. In Moon Landing She Search ... Lunar Orbiter Sweeps On After Sending Top Pictures By RALPH DIGHTON PASADENA, Calif. CAP) -America's Lunar ,.0rb\tcr 2 swept on toward new scientific goals today after radioing the most valuable .pictures yet in the nation's vsjsarch ; foisafe landing site&oin^he'.mopn.'' , The spacecraft's first photograph - snapped Friday morning and released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Friday night - showed a broad crater-pocked equatorial plain flat enough for' upcoming Apollo vehicles to land on without tipping over. There was a possibility, how* ever, that the area was so pitted by small'craters that it would, hot serve as a prime target for astronauts expected to fly to the moon within the next two or three years. "Roughness may be a limiting factor," Dr. Thor Karlstrom, of the U.S. Geological Survey at Flagstaff, Ariz., told a news Veterans To Report Members of the Clearfield American Legion firing squad and color guard have been asked to report to the post home twice Monday to participate in military funeral services. They are to report at 8 a. m. for the services for Leo Duckett and at 1 p. m. for the services for James Rowland. Both men died Friday. Mr. Rowland was a member of the firing squad. conference at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He said the photographed area, in the dry Sea of Tranquility, on the lunar equator, was not considered as promising as some of the other 13 potential landing sites Lunar Orbiter 2 will scan during the coming week. Nonetheless, he said, the three photographs, snapped at a height of 30 miles, are the most valuable yet of the lunar terrain. Their detail, showing craters as small as three feet across, far exceed details in photographs made by ailing Lunar Orbiter 1 in August and by the Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Big Market, Little Expense Do you have a house for rent? Now's your chance to find an occupant, There must be a. big market right now for rentals because this advertiser told us: "I got 35 to 40 calls." Cash in now by letting those folks know of your rental through a low-cost Progress Classified Ad. CLEARFIELD: 4 room house, bath. For more information phone 765-4295 after 4 p. m. To Buy, Sell, Rent, Trade, Use The Progress Classified Ads , Phone Clearfield 7S5453S Or Your Nearest Progress.. Office.