Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - November 25, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Santa To Launch Clea Parade Scheduled For Tonight Merchants Open Christmas Shelves Filled With Goods Santa Claus is coming to town today and with him will come sleighs full of holiday merchandise, bound for Clearfield stores. The jolly old-gentleman will take part in the Junior Woman's Club colorful float parade through downtown Clearfield, beginning at 7 p. m. Coinciding with, his arrival will be the official opening of the Christmas shopping season in Clearfield stores. Tucked away on the shelves of the participating stores is a wide array of merchandise, guaranteed to please and delight children from 8 to 80. Colorful and attractive street lighting, in keeping with the coming Christmas' season, will put shoppers in a festive mood. Santa's helpers will be on hand at all the stores of the Clearfield Merchants Association, assisting the customer in making "just the right selection." For added shopping convenience, Clearfield stores will remain open both tonight and Saturday nights until 9 o'clock. Banks and branch banks will be open tonight from 6 to 8 p. m. Shoppers laden with holiday purchases will find it just a short walk to the off-street parking lot on Cherry Street. Rear entrances at many of the stores will add to shopping enjoyment. So it's ho-ho-ho, and away we go - off to fill our stockings in Clearfield stores. Participating in the festive event are the following stores: Leitzinger Department Store, Penn Furniture Co., Brody's, The County National Bank, The Clearfield Trust Co., Clearfield New Car Dealers, Crago and Cook Enterprises, Inc., Thompson and Buck, Henry J. Brown, Inc., Bob's Army and Navy Store. Milligan's Shoppe, Cow-drick's Drug Store, J. S. Raub Shoes, Smith Camera Shop, Bloom's Drug Store, McClure's Boot Shop, F. W. Wise Gas Co., Davidson's, W. T. Grant Co., Shugarts Shoes, J. C. Penney ; Co., Jacobson- and Etzweiler, Hcydrick's Card and Gift Shop, G. C. Murphy Co., Kurtz Stationery Store, Dufton Hardware^ Co., Scars Roebuck and~Cb^ Best Jewelers, Wolf Furniture Co., Sherwin-Williams Co:, Smith Furniture and Appliances, Brown's Boot Shops, Public Market and Robinson's Men's Shop. Hunter Loses Eye, Suffers Pellet Wounds PHILIPSBURG - Donald Ray Winters Jr., 20, of 422 Spruce St., was seriously injured and lost an eye in a hunting accident near Madera Wednesday afternoon. Stale Game Protector Jack Furlong of Ramey, who investigated the shooting, said the victim's left arm was riddled and that he was badly wounded on the left side of the chest and head. One pellet from the shotgun blast struck him in the right eye and that eye was removed in the Clearfield Hospital. Twenty-two pellets were removed from his body, the other pellets being too deeply embedded to be removed. Mr. Furlong said the victim took practically the full blast from a 20-gauge shotgun fired by Joseph Holobinko, 20, of Madera, a close friend. The two young men had skirted a brush pile, one on each side, and flushed a ringneck pheasant. Winters fired first and then Holobinko fired, striking his friend. Mr. Furlong termed the shooting an accident. He said Winters was first listed in critical condition but that his condition today is satisfactory. LeContes Mills Man Pinned Under Truck, Treated in Hospital LECONTES MILLS - A LeContes Mills driver was treated in the Clearfield Hospital and released yesterday after he was pinned under his small truck which overturned here. State Police said the'victim, Wendell B. Smith, 53, was driving his truck downhill on a township road when it went out of control, struck a ditch and rolled over. Mr. Smith was thrown out of the truck but his legs were pinned under it when the vehicle upset. Damage to the truck was estimated at $200, The accident occurred at about 1:10 p. m. Today's Chuckle The quickest way to be convinced that spanking is unnecessary is to become a grandparent. The � Reader's Tip � ;r ^M;p Troubles loom for Johnson in- Prime Minister Lester Pearson has made it clear that Canada is impatient about continued isolation of Communist China and may recognize the Peking regime if it is not seated in the United Nations. �, U.S., Soviet Computers Playing Chess STANFORD, Calif. - A Stanford University computer, its memory core stuffed with chess-playing know-how, has taken on a Soviet computer in a chess match series which may take a year to complete. The promoter of the match/Is a Stanford professor, Dr. John McCarthy, who wouldJike to improve and evaluate "intelligent behavior" by inachines." = Hints From Heloise -v 26 E Comics ........ .v 27 5. Sports................ 1�, 17 r Obituaries ____...... v - 2 s Hospital News_______... 8, 23 � Editorial, Columns ...... 4 � Social News.......... 3, 24 � Today in History ......22 E School News ............. 7 5 Church News ........... 18 � Sunday School Lesson .. 15 5" Farm News .......... 5, 14 � AP Special Report ...... 6 = Area Servicemen .... 9, 13 By PETER ARNETT munist force in the tangled fled." There was no final report SIAGON, . South Viet Nam jungles of War Zone C, an. of casualties on either side, (AP)-Two Vietnamese irregu- American command spokesman though initial advices were that lar: companies and their U.S. announced. '- ' allied* losses were light. "Green Beret" Special Forces A U.S. Army company linked American artillery and air-advisers came out on top tonight up with the 240 or: so irregulars, strikes had pounded the: Com-in heavy combat with a Com- he said, and "the , Viet Cong-munist troops in the action, in Nation's Road Death Toll Reaches 232 ! pjp-|| |^gjpg�|j Weather Forecast Promises Relief I Paid Former Blanket of Polluted Air | Gov. Lawrence Covers New York City s PITTSBURH CAP) - Loved NEW YORK (AP) - The New York metropolitan area lay under a blanket of pol- = ones, friends and associates paid (uted air,again today and officials warned persons with heart and respiratory ailments to I ^i^to&^Kil ""J""/ ,A f07CaSt �f,Wind P^��W. "In promhjKl relief, however. - The index of air pollution was about V/2, times the normal level as the sun rose through a dismal haze today. But the measurement showed a drop from the critical __--.-:----- level reached Thursday night. Any deaths attributed to the smog would not be reported for a few days. A 10-day period of stagnant air in November 1963 '.;was blamed for from. 170 to 260 deaths', The;pollution, which began ?to increase Wednesday night, was attributed to a massive" temperature inversion hanging over the middle Atlantic coast. The inversion occurs ^frequently in the late fall, when warm air ' overrides and imprisons surface air. ; Austin the nation's long Thanksgiving weekend rose slowly today. Deaths thus far in the holiday � . *. _ ... , numbered 232, including 50 vie- ^f!c_uL^rl?^ll^.F.r!!In^'.ln- times in the 18-or-under age terior Secretary Stewart Udall, Gov. William W. Scranton of Pennsylvania and Gov. Richard Hughes of New Jersey. group. The tabulation of holiday traf-fice fatalities began at 6 p.m. 1T . . . f,,j 1, (local time )Wednesday and will _ Hundreds of persons stood si- end at mldnight Sunday. 5 lently on the streets outside the Dur- a recen(. nonholid s small bnck church as the funer- four.day periodi an Associated s al cortege entered Press survey, made for compar- - Mourners filled the church, its aUve purpos showed a total s basement and an adjoining audi- of 546 traffic deaths. � t0""m- . 1 . -iv. � However, the National Safety s The Mass was televised by a Coundl did, nflt ^ aaiM,, s sion monitors were set up in the deaths. for the Jong weekend. - fc...m�it ,nH a,,rt,tnm.m so ^ .council said if considers to Snow Shoe Driver Had Fill of Game BIGLER-John H. Goss, 28, of Snow Shoe had; his fill of game for Thanksgiving. Mr. Goss stopped along Route 153 near here last evening to watch a bear.. As he did, the:vehicle following him,, ran Into the rear of his car, causing about $20 damage. The other car was driven by Stephen A. Game, 29, of North Tonawanda, N. Y. ' - ' at, 8,;p,m. Thursday, iindiqating ah/amount he said;may have Karthaus Serviceman, ^cn the c*ty's highest in histo Based in Viet Nam, f m - Receives Promotion -""^Streets _ s basement and auditorium so ^IIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIMIIIHIIIIIIIIMIIIIillllllllllllillllimilllllllllllllMllllllr: those there could participate in _ the Mass Thanksgiving period as basicaK ly a home holiday which does Santa To Start Shopping Season At Philipsburg Pennsylvanians The church in the lower down- not involve as much drj town section, is about three m,;,, u�i;j,.,_ blocks from Lawrence's birthplace. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Scranton Mine fire Evacuates light-Block Area SCRANTON, Pa. (AP)-There Safety Council has said that last ' ---.�-�*.------1 i _ 11 - f in Ann other major holidays. Traffic deaths hit a record high of 615 during the Thanksgiving weekend last year. Since the AP started tabulating highway deaths for the holiday eight years ago the lowest total was 442 in 1960. Deaths in traffic accidents in the first nine months this year totaled 38,190, a 1Q per cent increase over the corresponding period in 1965. The National PHILIPSBURG - Santa Claus will arrive here.tonight to distribute treats to boys and girls. Orville B. Shugarts, president THE; ASSOCIATED PRESS of PAM (Philipsburg Aggressive Pennsylvanians put thoughts Merchants) stated that Santa of Thanksgiving Day and tur- will be here at various other key feasts behind them and by w^no7on^ holiday weekendI for vear's record toll of 49,000 times during the holiday shop- the thousands.headed for stores those drilling holes in the streets deaths may be surpassed this ping season. and shops as the Christmas of south Scranton, searching for P"- u The colored street lights will sh�PPm? season Sot underway. an underground mine fire that . I? the hour previous major be turned on for the first time Merchants were ready for has filled homes in the area holidays this year, traffic this evening for the benefit of what traditionally has been one with deadly carbon-monoxide deaths set records marks: New early Christmas shoppers and �f the Mggest shopping days of fumes. /e.ar �*. Memo.r�1,DayJ 5T42, the arrival of Santa the year - the Friday after Men stood by rotary drills Independence Day 576 and La- ., u , Thanksgiving. It's a school holi- throughout Thanksgiving Day bor Day 636. Stores will be open until 9 day, sojchildren were free to ac- and into today, punching holes ---------- o clock this evening and 5 p. m. company their parents, and' in the earth they hope will "bleed tomorrow. some offices were closed, giving off" the fumes-rising from the Starting next Wednesday and those workers a chance to get subsurface fires, continuing each Wednesday dur- in some early Christmas buy- Mayor James J. Walsh said ing December, the stores will >ng. holes would be drilled until the remain open in the afternoons Thanksgiving Day parades fire is pinpointed and every ef- helped .launch the Christmas fort made to extinguish the season. * blaze that has forced e'vacua- Emporium Residents Killed in Collision South of St. Marys instead of closing at noon. On Saturday, Dec. 3, the stores will remain open until 9 p. m. and starting Saturday, Dec. 10, will remain open every night through Dec. 23, until 9 p. m. On Christmas Eve the stores will close ,al 5 p. m. and will remain closed all day Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2. the U. S. Army Nov. 1. Sgt. Alexander is serving with the 1st Cavalry Division (C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Ar-ST. MARYS, Pa. (AP)-State tillery, Aerial Rocket) at An police say a car traveling at a Khe. He has been in Viet Nam ry- It dropped, to 18.5 in the predawn hours, and' had riseii to 43.2 at the heigMiof "the?commuter, rush' this morning when and /jparkways were ja:mnied Vwith' veWcular^.traJKicj andvinceneratprs w.ereibeihgilit. An air; temjferaturesbf ^about?60 was' expected. ;- \j The air poUution index- continued its rise and was at 46.2 by 10 a.m. : �['�'. The pollutiDn.counti^ased on a statistical measurement of sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide in the air,, indicates Uhe* a mount of harmful substances in the atmosphere. The level: considered; dangerousrisv50,^:r!;'^ The battle area, was in deep jungle. U.S. infantrymen 'are operating in the same region, and preparations were' being made to rush reinforcements into the fight. U.S. officials.vmea'nwhile.iun-tangled the confusion surrounding the Thanksgiving Day ambush of an American civilian-military convoy on. Highway 11 south of Dalat. Final . casualty? figures �ani nounced today were one i!U.S." military man. killed -and'six wounded, . one U.S. civilian; killed, one Canadian civilian j killed, four; Koreanr killed;; one Please ^Turn; to Paige '2; Col; 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 In Pittsburgh, some 50,000 tion of some two dozen families high rate of speed swerved out since Dec. 24, 1965. persons watched a two-hour pa- Walsh said this could mean drill- of control Thursday night and The 23-year-old soldier is an rade highlighted by a Santa ing 120 holes. collided with an oncoming auto aircraft service section chief. Claus float. In Philadelphia an In the past 48-hours 10 holes near this Elk County town. Two He attended West Branch Area estimated half million people were drilled in the continuous eft persons were killed and three High School and entered the lined main thoroughfares to fort to get to the soruce and al-watch the arrival of Santa Claus low the fumes to escape. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 8 iplipiiliiil flip! 1 County Man Is Vice President Of Cooperative NEW OFFICERS of the United Electric Cooperative, Inc., which was formed through the consolidation of the Jefferson and Clearfield rural'electric systems are, left to right: Clair J.'Allshouse, Brookville R. D. 1, president; Robert E. Leonard, LeContes Mills, vice president; Glenn Olson, Portland Mills, secretary; and Kenneth Smith, Mayport R. D. 3, treasurer: Although the physical merger will not take place until Jan. 1, the officers.assumed their duties immediately. BROOKVILLE - Officers of the United Electric Cooperative, Inc., were elected at a meeting of directors held Monday evening in the headquarters building here. United was formed through the consolidation of the Jefferson Electric Cooperative, Inc., Brookville, and the Clearfield Electric Cooperative, Inc., Clear? field. Clair J. Allshouse, Brookville R. D: 1, was elected president, and Robert E. Leonard, LeContes Mills, was elected vice president. They had previously served as presidents of their respective cooperatives, Glenn W. Olson, Portland Mills, is the new secretary, and Kenneth Smith, Mayport R. D. 3, is the treasurer of the cooperative,, which serves rural residents principally in Jefferson Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 injured. Army in August 1960. He was The dead were identified as last assigned to the 18th Artil-Mrs. John Wolfe and her son, lery at Ft. Rucker, Ala. Prior James, 17, of Emporium, Cam- to that he served three years eron County. in West Germany. Admitted to Kaul Memorial Alexander's wife, Helga, is Hospital, St. Marys, were Mrs. presently visiting at Stuttgart, Wolfe's husband; Paul Getz, op- West Germany, erator of one of the autos, and his passenger, David Murray, both of St. Marys. Police said the Getz car swerved into the path of the Wolfe auto on Route 255 about four miles south of here. County Notional Had $171,513 in Club Clearfield Firemen To Elect Officers Members of the Clearfield Club Plan More than 2,000 depositors at the County National Bank at Clearfield have $171,513.50 to spend for Christmas gifts. The bank announced today that figure represents the total amount saved in its Christmas Volunteer Fire Department are reminded of tonight's election to be. conducted in the Second Ward Fire House from 7 to 9 P. m. Candidates are running unop- Two Fires Controlled A small brush fire on Clearfield's West Locust Street was extinguished this morning Deposed except for the offices of fore firemen could be sent to vice president, second assistant the scene, chief and assistant treasurer. "Old Mooley" was sounded Marvin Lumadue" opposes Hi- once to summon the fire chief ram Caldwell for vice president; but before he could. be located Elvie Reasinger faces Robert the fire was put out by'persons Robbins for second assistant living in the vicinity. , chief; Kenneth Garman, Paul A fire call was also canceled Salvatore and R. Curtis Smith Wednesday afternoon at Phil-are candidates for assistant ipsburg, a few minutes after the treasurer. sirens were sourided at 3:13 tp. Among other candidates are m. This blaze, a grass fire along William Swisher for chief and" Ninth Street, ' was quickly Walter Gordon for president, brought under-control. Partly cloudy and cooler Saturday. Showers ending tonight and cooler, low 33 to 40. Sunrise 7:12-Sunset 4:47 Clearfield Weather Wednesday high 54; low 22; overnight low 30. Thursday, high 54; low 48; overnight low 50. Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p.m.- 5.30 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.30 feet (stationary). Mid-State Airport Thursday low 31; high 57; overnight low 52. AD Extended forecast .. Five-Da y Forecast Nov. 26-30: Temperatures will average five to eight degrees above normal. The normal high is 43 to 44 and the low 27 to 31. Cool Saturday then little change through Wed-j nesday night. Precipita-tion .will total one^tenth f of an? inch or less as possible rain or showers early next. week. MerchantsNaii Awards Monday At Curwensville CURWENSVILLEi-^The&ee- :\ ond in a series of six rweekly : $100 awards givenv during*Cash Award Days at. Curwensville will be presented Monday at 10 a. m. mstead'of tonight." Succeeding award winners, also will be announced-' on .^Monday rather than Friday, a spokesman for the participating*Curwensville Merchants said today. He also reminded persons to save their Cash Award ?Days tickets as they may .win an award during a succeeding week or the jackpot award at the con-.elusion of the promotion. Last, week's top prize of $50 still remains unclaimed. The ' winning coupon number is 058108. The prize must beclaim-f! no later than 7 p. m. today' in' Buzzard's Stationery Store or;the Robison Printing Co, Winners who claimed sprites last week included: Norman Turner of Grampian, $20!;^Mrs. v1 E, W. Frankhouser and Connie Norris, $10 each. Another $10 prize was unclaimed. ^ f> Unclaimed awards 'will'' be-placed into the � Cash? Awards Day jackpot and givenKat^ihe conclusion of the promotion.' ,; Firemen To Conduct Drive for MD Fund? CURWENSVILLE - A/,house>, to-house"canvass for ^fbe^efljt of the Muscular Dystrdphy^Fund will be conducted Sunday^aftel-" noon by the CurwensvilM^vybi-v unteer Fire Company. John Jamison, chairman of the drive, urges all firemenvandi anyone interested in "'thelpjingk with the canvassing to report at the fire hall at l:30.-p.* mw Sunday. T Johnson Will Meet . With 2 Aides Today AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) -Jlli$W dent Johnson meets today ^withi budget director Charlet.'^jLiJ Schultze and Robert C. Weaver^ secretary- of the Department;'ci" Housing and Urban Affairs, to i discuss the federal budget.: Johnson spent a quiet Thanksf ^ giving with his family < at; the' LBJ Ranch. Deputy press secretary Robert H, Flemingrepbvted^'iHfttk Johnson told- him by phorie<&at "he is feeling.-well." The Presi- \ dent had. throat and abdominal operations Nov. 18.