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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 22, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle "Every time I look at. my wife," said the careworn husband, "I'm sorry I learned how to whistle." Reader's Tip v Tonight's editorial is entitled.: 'Shafer's Cabinet Choices.' Re'ad; it on Page 4. ,, _ Vol. 60 - No. 275 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Volley, Pa., Tuesday, November?22,.-1966 15,155 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY SMOKING DEBRIS is all that is left of the James Harris family home at Carnwath after a fire destroyed the house yesterday morning. The loss was set at $4,000. The family, which includes three young children, escaped but lost virtually all of its clothing and other possessions in the fire. Third Near Site of Monday's Fierce fight... Policeman u. S. Infantrymen Approved Judge Cancels At Philipsburg-Osceola.. Fire Damage Criminal Court Bank Named As At Carnwath For November School Treasurer Set at $4,000 The Clearfield County November Criminal Court term has been canceled and all cases scheduled for trial have been continued, Judge John A. Cherry announced today. This means that all persons called for jury duty during the criminal court are excused. In an order issued yesterday, Judge Cherry noted that most of the jurors had been called for the murder trial of Bernice Woods Domico. This trial was canceled after Mrs. Domico entered a plea of guilty to voluntary manslaughter last Wednesday in cqnnection with the fatal shooting of her invalid brother, Howard Woods, last Aug. 31. > Mrs. Domico is to be sentenced tomorrow morning. Judge Cherry said the other cases scheduled for trial were of a minor nature and could be settled by trial or plea /at a later date. Because of this and in the interests of economy and convenience to the parties and their attorneys, as well as to the Commonwealth, he had decided to cancel the court term. PHILIPSBURG - The First National Bank was elected treasurer of the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District at last night's meeting that lasted four hours with only half of the agenda being cleared. Two special meetings were scheduled for this week - one for tonight and one Friday night. The bank was elected to fill the unexpired term of treasurer to July 1. The vacancy was due to the resignation, accepted last night, of Frank E. McCabe as treasurer and a member of the board. The - bank will serve without compensation. The school's capital reserve fund deposits will be left in the County National Bank. Edgar H. Wilson, president of the board, was authorized to sign checks as acting treasurer until the legal resolutions are pre- Curwensville Council To Hire Officer tin Full-Time Basis CURWENSVILLE - Curwensville Borough Council voted to hire a third full-time policeman last night, climaxing months of indecision on the question. The additional man was recommended by the police committee following an intensive study into the needs of the police department. Mayor Ralph D. Giarth also had emphasized repeatedly on previous occasions the need for a larger force. The position; which: will carry a beginning salary of $3,780, is expected to be filled at the first of the year. Meanwhile, Council plans to advertise for applications. The police committee has established a list of requirements for applicants. Among other things, they must be at least 21 years of age and a high school graduate. A written examination also will be used in determining who is selected. The action came not long after Mayor Giarth had reported receiving complaint's "from all sections of town" about speeding and reckless driving. "I think we've been lax on By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - U. S. infantrymen,'tangled with North Vietnamese regulars in two small new fights today in the central highlands north of the battlefield on which U. S. air cavalrymen took heavy casualties Monday. :'Units>of the 25th Division skirmished with the North Vietnamese 12 miles southwest of the U. S. Special Forces camp at Plei Djering and 13 miles northwest of the Green Beret camp. Three North, Vietnamese were reported killed in the first clash. There was no word;: :-. �. -;---.----------",;.':' '/'; . of casualties in the other.'i Stricken Nov. 4 .. Ex-Gov. Dies at Age 77 PITTSBURGH (AP) - The name of David L. Lawrence was not too well known outside Pennsylvania- except to men like Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Lawrence, who died Monday at the age of 77, spent his political career spotlighted in .Pennsylvania as four-term mayor of Pittsburgh and state governor. But nationally Lawrence worked backstage, influencing Clearfield film Shown, Available To Organizations A film, "Clearfield Did It," the story of the community's progress in industrial development, civic improvement and cultural advancement, had its first showing in town last night. The V/j-minute, full color motion picture was shown at the monthly meeting of the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Chamber President Robert B. Myers said that the film had "an excellent reception" last Bloodmobile Gets 117 Pints In Clearfield Visit It was a great day yesterday pared enabling the First Nation- for the Red Cross Bloodmobile al to take over. as it visited Clearfield where the Mrs. Lorenzo Runk and Leon- B.P.O. Elks No. 540 made it pos-ard Strohl were nominated to sible for 117 pints of blood to fill the vacancy on the board, be collected. Three ballots were cast with The Elks lodge, led by Jo-ties resulting each time and the seph L. Waroquier, exalted rul-vacancy was left unfilled to be er, sponsored donor recruitment, acted upon at another meeting. Carmen Cugini was chairman A letter was read from the of the recruitment committee Clearfield County School Board and Red Cross officials had high stating that Mr. McCabe had re- praise for his services. Assist-signed his directorship there., ed by Sherman Coudrict and The names of Edgar H. Wilson Richard M. Horak, Mr. Cugini and Dean Sharpless will be sub- saw 124 persons report to do- milted to the county board Another resignation, that of Sally Lou Kephart from the of- nate blood yesterday afternoon. Among the 117 accepted donors, 17 persons were giving CARNWATH - Curwensville firemen estimate some $4,000 damage resulted from a fire that destroyed the home occupied here by the James Harris family yesterday morning. The Clearfield Red Cross Chapter today appealed for clothing for the family. Clothing pickups may be arranged by calling Mrs. John Litzinger at Curwensville 236-0587. Mr. and Mrs. Harris have three children. Their boys wear sizes 4 and 6 clothing while a daughter wears size 5. The children need all sorts of clothing, including shoes. Mrs. Harris wears size 24Vfe dress. Mr. Harris wears size 32-30 trousers. The family also needs bed clothing. ' The fire, of still undetermined origin, broke out on.the;second floor of the frame house. It gained headway so rapidly that by the time firemen arrived it was impossible to save the building or most of its contents. Three fire companies - Curwensville, Madera and Hyde - answered the alarm. They were able to keep the flames from spreading to nearby houses al- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 5 to a certain extent," the mayor said, "but we're also handicapped by a small force." At the same time Mayor Giarth pledged to crack down on traffic violators by giving Democratic councils and earning the title "Maker of Presidents." '  ' ' I regarded Gov. Lawrence as this' one of the last of the major p'oli- Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 4 Irvona Soldier Is Wounded In Viet Nam fight llilfillr tical forces in the Democratic parly and a force for good," said Truman. Lawrence was credited with helping propel Truman from political obscurity into the vice presidential nomination in 1944. A dozen years before Lawrence had been one of the engineers of the nomination of Roosevelt as president. President Johnson called him a "personal friend and adviser" and said, "A. generation does not produce many such leaders as Gov. Lawrence." Lawrence delivered Johnson's vice presidential nomination speech at the 1960 Democratic convention. He helped Johnson and Kennedy shape policy by serving as chairman of the President's Commission on Equal Opportunity-on-Housing.- Kennedy appointed Lawrence to the post after, he helped Kennedy to a 117.000-vote majority in Pennsylvania in 1960, Republicans, as well as Democrats, had kind words for Lawrence at his death, but he was a controversial figure during his career. . Critics awarded him the sar- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 6 fice of the receiver of wage j^, -for "^T^ ^ and"l9 TW0 CWS Damaged, Driver Is Charged tages, was accepted by the Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 8 Final Plans Made For Holiday Project By Welfare Agency Final arrangements for their annual Christmas project were made by members of the advisory committee of the Clearfield County Child Welfare Services at their monthly luncheon meeting yesterday in the New Dimeling Hotel. Civic clubs and other organizations, as well as individuals, throughout the county are being encouraged to contribute cither money or gifts to the project This will make it possible for each child under the care of the Child Welfare Services to receive the Christmas gift he or she wants most. Mrs. Sara B. Jones, agency director, said that to date $354 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Blood Donors Needed For Next Tuesday's Bloodmobile Visit PHILIPSBURG - Blood donors are being sought for Tuesday, Nov 29, when the Red Cross Bloodmobile unit will visit the community. The Philipsburg Woman's Club is sponsoring the visit and Miss Frances Houck is the blood donor recruitment chairman. others made replacement donations. The Bloodmobile was located in the West Side M e t h odist Church with Class No. 7 headed by Mrs, John Thorn furnishing canteen supplies and taking charge of this part of the visit. Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 7 Church Notices Needed Wednesday Regular announcements for the Friday church page must be submitted to The Progress >hV drive is belng'Tided by the no later than noon tomorrow for ,, . publication this week. Amalgamated Clothing Workers , , , . of America with Miss Leona Saturday church page an-Drochak serving as donor re- nouncements would also be a p. cruitment chairman. Locals 1 Preciated by tomorrow since The - Progress Newsroom will be Please Turn to Page 7, Col, 7 closed Thursday. Some $200 damage was caused to each of two cars that collided last night at 7 o'clock at the intersection of Clearfield's Hea-ley Avenue and East Locust Street. One of the drivers, 17-year-old Derek M. Knudsen of 317 W. Locust St., was Charged by Police Chief Charles C. Edmis-ton with failure to yield the right of way. Chief Edmiston said Knudsen, traveling north on Healey Avenue, entered Locust Street and hit the front of the car driven by Dennis H. Rowles, 19, of 311 Merrill St. Weather Forecast Fair, not so cold (Summary on Page 6) IRVONA - Mrs. Dorothy M. Stiffler has received word that her son, Pfc. James Stiffler, above, was wounded in Viet Nam on Nov. 12, as a result of hostile action. A telegram from Maj. Gen. Kenneth G. Wickham, the Adjutant General, said that Stiffler had been wounded, but not seriously. He sustained a wound in the left knee when hit by a fragment from an enemy mortar round! He was treated and returned to duty. All mail is to be sent to Pfc. James Stiffler Co. C, 1st Bn., 12 Inf. Div.., APO SG6262, San Francisco, Calif. Pfc. Stiffler entered the Army Nov. 19, 1965, and arrived in Viet Nam last Aug. 6. County's Junior Miss To Leave for State Contest Miss Bonnie Rio of Penfield, Clearfield County's Junior Miss, will leave today for Reading to compete in the Pennsylvania Junior Miss finals. Miss Rio, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rocco S. Rio, is being sponsored by the Clearfield Area Jaycees Club which conducted the county-wide Junior Miss pageant in October. 'Miss Rio will board a plane this evening at Mid-State Airport, joining several Junior Miss finalists from other Western Pennsylvania counties. Robert Lingle, chairman of the program for the Clearfield Jaycees, Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 8 Mr. Lawrence Was Politician's Politician PITTSBURGH (AP.) - David L. Lawrence, 77, was a politician's politician, a journeyman who started as an office worker for a Democratic county chairman and went: on to become governor of the nation's third largest state and a maker of presidents. � �  � But despite his background and a solid political base formed in four terms as mayor of this� industrial metropolis, the "boss" tag never quite stuck on Lawrence. For one thing he used a bipartisan approach in remaking Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 A . S. military '.spokesman , said the North Vietnamese';!!^-� flicted heavy casualties , on/ a ' three-platoon1 force of aboutiloSS men of the U.S. 1st Cavalry; Airmobile, Division in Monday fighting 22 miles southwest of Plei Djering. . * ' The spokesman said,one pla-; toon - about 35 men - ;was overrun and took the: brunt" of" the casualties. He "would ; not comment on reports' that there were only three survivors in the platoon. U.S. military officials.' consistently refuse to give. spa* cific casualty- figures: in any *c-tion on grounds of security.; - The'jNorth Vietnarivese killed several wounded ^Americans ^afs% they swept, across - Uie\Jbattle^ field, the spokesman'reported.y'1 The cavalrymen reported kill-] ing 102 North Vietnamese'^with* the aid of air strikes andvartillery.; The North ; yietnamepa? fortce was estimated atla'battaM'' ion of about 500 men in all, and the force that overran the cav-  airy platoon was reported to be 150 to 200 men. U.S. B52 bombers roared over the Plei Djering area today in , support of the 25th and 1st Cavalry divisions and dropped; their bombs on a North Vietnamese staging area 17 miles west of the Special Forces' camp. Only small; scattered ground action was reported elsewhere in Viet Nam. Over North Viet Nam, the bad flying weather of the past two weeks persisted and U.S. pilots flew only 41 missions Monday. They hit at storage areas, roads and truck- parks,- mostly in the southern panhandle. ,U.- S.. .pilots flew 43 single-plane sortiesy-Monday, against Viet Cong, camps, storage areas - and fortified positions in South Viet Nam. South Vietnamese pilots flew 147. , .The U:S. Navy .announced that one sailor was killed and five were injured aboard the destroyer Philip Sunday when a highline rig collapsed during refueling in the Gulf of Tonkin-off North Viet Nam. Fire Number Listed CHESTER HILL - Anyone placing a fire call to the Chester Hill Fire Company on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, is to contact George Callahan at .342-3055. The regular fire call number is 342-2222. Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 4 Work Progressing On Water System For Glen Hone Residents GLEN HOPE - Subscribers to the Glen Hope Water Authority met recently to receive membership certificates and to sign right-of-way easements. President Richard Dotls reported that construction of the main line is progressing. Steel for the reservoir is expected to arrive any day. - Contractors Clark Freed and Charles Boyd of the Cresson Ridge Conslruction Co., IJolli-daysburg, have set the end of the year as the date of completion of the project, weather permitting. Caffs Made for further Investigation ... Shots in JFK's Death By DICK BARNES WASHINGTON (AP) - Controversy over the shots fired during the assassination of President John F. Kennedy reached new heights on this third anniversary of the Dallas tragedy. Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., and former Kennedy adviser Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. called for further investigation. But Sen. Richard B. Russell. D-Ga., a member of the Warren AFTER THREE YEARS - Floral wreaths, one of them bearing the inscription "Hail to the Chief," yesterday lined one side of the picket fence surrounding the grave of John F. Kennedy in Arlington is the third anniversary of National Cemetery. Today Kennedy's assassination. (AP Wirephoto) Commission, and former Kennedy press aide Malcolm M. Kil-duff, while disputing commission findings about the shots, took no issue with the over-all commission conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, killed Kennedy. Life magazine, disputing findings about the shots, called in this week's issue for a new investigation. Texas Gov. John B. Connally, wounded during the assassination, was quoted by Life as in positive disagreement with commission findings about the shots, A spate of recent books has questioned the commission report. This week's newest round of debate is the most concen- trated yet by present and past government officials. Mrs. Marguerite Oswald, mother of the accused assassin, entered the discussion with a statement renewing her contention that her son was "framed." Telephoning from Fort Worth, Tex., Mrs. Oswald said: "Examined in depth, the-Warren Report is often wrong, is full of unchallenged contradictions in witnesses' testimony. The majority of official reports submitted to the commission members is a mass of errors. , . . t"Intthe words of my late son, Lee Harvey Oswald, 'I don't know what this is all about." ! "He was telling the truth. lie Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Fund Application Plans Made For Anti-Poverty Agency - The groundwork has been laid to apply for funds to launch a new anti-poverty program win Clearfield County. � , lZ: At a meetirigEriday in the office of Community ActioriWin Clearfield County Inc., a special committee met for some five hours to discuss plans for an agency to help homemakers and persons needing home health care. ,'. Mrs. Hannah Geisel, program specialist for the Bureau of Community Development;- State Department of Commerce, helped the committee set up plans for-, an application for both ..state and federal funds. Final plains for the lengthy application will be made at a meeting, next month. At the meeting were: Dr. Rus-sel A. Boykiw, Medical Society; Miss Frances Hurley; Depart- ' ment of Public. Assistance; Mrs1; Lucille Taylor and' Mrs. Jack Westcott,. Nurses Alumni Association; Mrs; Isabelle Hill, a -. state nurse;, and Mrs. James Gates, Clearfield Hospital School of Nursing.. . Inside The Progress Classified Ads-..... 12, 13, 14 Comics -----,'i15 News From Around Worhl 7 Sports ----;10i;ll . Obituaries . . .'.'.�V;7..'.';'; X'. Hospital News V.^"'.... 2, 8 Editorial, Columns: 4 Social News ....... 16 Today in History ........ 4 School News.............. 2 Church News............ 3 More on JFK......... 6, 8 Area Servicemen . 14 Clearfielder Downs 400-Pound Bear Dennis Merrey^.17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Merrey, 716  Park Ave., Clearfield, was among the -successful opening day bear hunters as he downed a 400-pound bruin in Pine Townf; ship about 9 a. m. yesterday. It was. Dennis' second bear , in;' three years. f >t*|! A picture-story .on the kill plua; a report on big game huntirig" in the district by EdvMdrg-an,, of The Progress will -appca>itfl�Vfi-' morrow.  ' v '' ! V* ;