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Progress, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania ChuckU An inventor has produced golf ball which squeaks when it is lost. At present the golfer does that. THE PROGRESS Area Zip Codes are listed on Page 9. Vol. 60 No. 238 Our 56th Year Philipsburg, Meshannen Valley, Pa., Saturday, October 8, 1966 Copies Daily 28 PAGES TODAY Yount Convicted, Given Life Term Eyes lowered, Jon Yount is driven from Courthouse. Shapp Urges Changes in Pa. Constitution PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) Milton J. Shapp, Democratic candidate for governor, called today for a revision and updat- ing of the state's 105-year-old penal code to include such mod- ern crimes as stealing a credit card. "Such is the Pennsylvania Pe- nal code that it is a greater crime to bribe a football player than to bribe the Shapp said. In remarks prepared for the Pennsylvania Council on Crime and Delinquency here, Shapp said he supported revision of the penal code as proposed by the Pennsylvania Bar Associa- tion. If elected. Shapp said, he would support an appropriation advocated bv the council on crime and delinquency to fi- nance a study by an "independ- ent agency of human services provided within the common- wealth." "Such a Shapp said, "is essential as a first step to update or end obsolete prac- tices and to provide the modern services required in today's world." He added that under the pres- ent code, "many crimes such as murder, prostitution, adult- ery, kidnaping and aggravated assault need modern redefini- tion." Shapp called further for- of 1965 leg- islation calling for a new, sci- entific prison in the Philadel- phia area; regional correctional Please Turn to Page 2, Col 4 Shapp Staisey Unit Co-Leaders In County Named HARRISBURG The Clear- field County Citizens Committee for Shapp-Staisey was formally established today, headed by Kelly D. Bloom of Clearfield and Walter H. Olson of Curwens- ville. The appointments were made by former Gov. George M. Lead- er and Meadville Republican businessman Frank C. Hilton who are co-chairmen of the statewide Citizens Committee for Shapp-Staisey. Both men, natives of Clear- field County, worked for the Shapp ticket during last spring's primary campaign, Mr. Olson as county chairman. Mr. Olson is a former chair- man of the Democratic Party in Curwensville's First Ward. He retired last year after 50 years with the North American Refractory Co. He was presi- dent, for three terms, of Local 448 of the United Brick and Clay Workers Union. He and his wife. Lena, make their home at 129 McNaul St. They have two children, James, and Mrs. Marlena Haversack, and a granddaughter. Mr. Bloom is also retired, in 1963, after' more than seven years as secretary of the State Workmen's Compensation Board. He was elected a jury commissioner last year. For- merly, he was county Demo- cratic chairman and now is chairman of Clearfield Borough Second Precinct. Third Ward. lie owned and operated coal and lumber enterprises at one time. He and his wife, Mabel, live at 114 Weaver St Supreme Court Asked To Delay Rail Merger WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court has been asked to delay the planned- merger of the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads. Six railroads The Balti- more and Ohio, the Jersey Cen- tral, The Chesapeake and Ohio, the Norfolk and Western, The Reading, and The Western Maryland joined Friday in asking the full court to put off the merger until the Interstate Commerce Commission sets "protective conditions" to guard them and the public. Earlier Friday The Erie- Lackawanna, The Delaware and Hudson, a group of eight Penn- sylvania and New Jersey com- munities and Milton J. Shapp, Pennsylvania's Democratic gu- bernatorial nominee, asked Jus- tice John M. Harlan to delay the merger. The six railroads also made a similar request to Harlan, who Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Please Turn to Page 12, Col. 2 Taken to Prison Today for Death Of Girl Student By BETTY HAMILTON Progress Staff Writer The promising career of Jon E. Yount, the 28-year-old high school teacher from DuBois R. D. 2, ended yesterday when he was sentenced to life imprisonment after a Clear- field County jury found him guilty of first degree murder and rape in connection with the brutal slaying of one of his pupils, pretty 18-year-old Pamela Sue Rimer of Luthersburg R. D. After three hours of deliberation the seven women and five men jurors, pale and grim-faced returned at p. m. with the verdict "guilty of rape and first degree murder." After an additional 15 min- utes in the jury room they fixed the penalty at life im- prisonment. Judge John A. Cherry sen- tenced Yount immediately to the State Correctional Institu- tion at Pittsburgh where it will be decided hi what state penal institution he will spend the re- mainder of his life. He was ta- ken this morning to Pittsburgh. Yount, whom psychologists say makes an effort to control his emotions, fell into his chair and put his hand to his face after one of his fellow towns- men, Jury Foreman Mac Wea- ver of DuBois, read the murder verdict. It was the first time he had displayed his inner feelings in the courtroom. Throughout the 10-day trial he had appeared calm at the defense table and confident on the witness stand. As the trial wore on and the Commonwealth case strengthen- ed and the defense weakened, Yount was seen to swallow hard and moisten his lips more often than normally, hut otherwise, he had appeared as calm and collected as state police testified former Clearfield County couple he'd been on the early morn- was one of two persons killed ing of April 29, when he gave today in an automobile accident himself up at the DuBois Sub- at Clinton, Mo. station. Ross Yount's wife, Ruth, the mother and Billy D Lucas, both 18 and of his two small children, and residents of Clinton. Young Ross his parents, Mr. and Mrs. El- was tne son of Mr and Mrs Wil. veen Yount, also of DuBois R. bur Ross, formerly of Lumber D. 2, were not in the courtroom city, when it was learned that the jury had reached a verdict. At the request of Homer E. King, the jury remained in the jury room for an additional 20 min- utes until the Younts arrived. The defendant's brunette and Surrounded by plainclothesmen, Yount (wearing glasses) is escorted from Courthouse. PAMELA SUE RIMER Murder Victim CAM 50li Ot 111 Thc 18-year-old son of a The Missouri Highway Patrol said the car in which they were riding went through a partly finished bridge railing and fell to the ground along the Grand River. T The car was traveling on attractive sister, Jane, also a mghwAy 13 whkh is stm teacher, had been in the court- room throughout the day. She sat tense when she learned that the verdict had been reached and when the other members of her family joined her she linked arms with her mother and sis- ter-in-law and held their hands tightly. When the murder verdict was read the defendant's pretty blonde wife fell into the arms of a friend and sobbed uncon- trollably. She was removed to construction and not open to Inside The Progress Classified Ads 8, 9, 10 Hints From Heloise 3 Comics n News From Around World 12 Sports 6, 7 Obituaries 2 Hospital News 2 Editorial, Columns 4 School News 5 Church News 5 Infiltration Routes Ripped By U. S. Bombs By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Waves of U.S. B52 bombers hammered North Viet- namese infiltration routes and bivouac areas in the embattled demilitarized zone today. In their -14th raid since the giant bombers began hitting inside the buffer zone, the eight- engine planes unloaded tons of explosives on the zone's western sector. The U.S. Military Command said the bombers straddled the demarcation line which runs east-west across the center of the six-mile-wide zone between North and South Viet Nam. Just south of the zone, U.S. Marines pushing through moun- tainous jungle terrain encoun- tered only light contact as they continued Operation Prairie in an effort to halt the southward infiltration of the North Viet- namese 324B Division. The Marines reported their enemy death loll nearing the 000 mark. They took only four prisoners since they began the operation Aug. 3. The Marines claimed 992 North, Vietnamese killed. The Leathernecks themselves took Glen Hope Project Is Now Under Way GLEN Glen Hope Water Authority began construc- tion Thursday of its municipal water supply. The Cresson Ridge Construc- tion Company has started to lay pipe for the main line and antici- pates that with good weather, water will be available to con- sumers by Christmas. Please Turn to Page 12. Col. 1 Fair tonight, low 42 to 52. Sunday will be partly cloudy and continued mild. Sunrise Clearfield River Level Friday 7 p. m. 5.45 feet Today 7 a. m. 5.45 feet (station- Clearfield Weather Friday low 32; High 66; Overnight low 36. Mid State Airport Friday low 35; High 62; Overnight low 30. Covered Bridge At McGees Mills Is Site of Tour Next week is Covered Bridge Week in Pennsylvania but dis- trict residents won't have to travel far to see one of the best examples of this reminder of the past. One of Clearfield County's most interesting tourist attrac- tions is the covered bridge at McGees Mills just off Route 219. The Clearfield County Devel- opment Council has published a special four color brochure (available on request by writ- ing to the Council at 8 E. Mar- ket St.. Clearfield) on the Mc- Gees Mills bridge. Copies of the brochure are being mailed to all parts of Pennsylvania and special advertisements on the Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 THE GLORY OF AUTUMN Clearfield County's forests are now ablaze with their annual autumn color splen- dorama and thousands will take to the highways this weekend to enjoy one of the finest of Mother Nature's seasonal shows. Even in black and white this photograph, taken near Lumber City, shows the con- trasting color pattern of the rolling hills. (Progress Photo) Junior Miss Show Is Twiigfcf; Tickets Available Tickets for the Clearfield County Junior Miss Pageant will be available at the door this evening. The pageant, sponsored by the Clearfield Jaycees, will be presented in the Clearfield Area Senior High School at p. m. Fifteen girls have entered the contest which will be judged by Mrs. Edward Cristello, a fashion model from Natrona Heights; Cheryl Ann Campbell of State College, a former Dela- ware County and Pennsylvania Junior Miss; and Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kuzio of Laurcldale. Mrs. Kuzio is first vice pres- ident of the Pennsylvania Jay- cettes and her husband is sec- retary of the Pennsylvania Jun- ior Miss board of directors. Among the awards to the pageant winners will be S100 in cash given by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Clearfield. Morrisdale Resident Injured in Crash Of Auto, Motorcycle Joseph Ropchock, 31, of Mor- risdale, is listed m fair condition today at the Philipsburg Slate General Hospital with injuries suffered last night in a motor- cycle-car accident just outside Philipsburg Borough State Police Trooper Thomas Babic reported Kathryn N Ray- mond, 28. of Lanse, traveling west on Route 322, a half mil? west of Philipsburg turned left and crossed the path of the on- coming motorcyclist Mr Ropchock attempted to a id the collision but struck the right rear of the oi-lomohilc lie was taken to the hospital m the Hope Firo (.'onipanv ambulance Damage to the motoicycle was estimated at MOO and damage to the automobile at Johnson Visit Boosts Peace Bid by U Than! By TOM HOGE UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) U.N. Secretary-General U Thant's Viet Nam peace cam- paign got a moral boost if nothing else from President Johnson's surprise visit here Friday. Delegates said the fact that Johnson requested the meeting with Thant reflected U.S. confi- dence in the secretary-general's persistent efforts through diplo- matic channels to open the door for negotiations. Thant told newsmen the 50- minute talk with the President provided "no basis for either optimism or pessimism." He described the discussion ranging over Viet Nam peace proposals and other world prob- lems as "cordial, frank and use- ful." Their talk preceded a British announcement that Foreign Sec- retary George Brown and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gro- myko, co-chairmen of the 1954 Geneva Conference, would meet today and are expected to ex- plore the possibilities of recon- vening the conference. The conference, which ended the French Indochina war. is responsible for peace in Viet Nam. The United States has said it would be willing to nego- tiate within the framework of the conference. The secretary-general termed the President's call "a symbolic act support for the United Nations and America's contin- uing interest in the success of the United Nations." Johnson told newsmen after Please Turn to Page 12. Col. 7 Burglary Probed PHILIPSBURG State po- lice are investigating a burglary that occurred Wednesday night or Thursday morning at Valley l.anes, a bowling alley A sum of money was reporter! stolen as the cash register and coin machines were broken into The how line center is located just outside the borough in Rush Township. Kephart Is Named To Head Kiwanis Club at Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG Donald R. Kephart, manager of Brown's Boot Shop, was elected presi- dent of the Kiwanis Club at the weekly luncheon meeting held Thursday m the American Le- gion Post Home He will suc- ceed the Rev. William G. Emert. Ronald G Borlrl was elected first vice pirsident The post of second vice president will be filled next week Nominees in- clude Robert A. Hagyard. Ro- bert Mitchell and William C. Samuel Z Miller was reelected club treasurer The Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 United fund Sayings The Clearfield Area United Fund is 13 campaigns in one. Support the United Fund with your Fair Share Pledge S. K. Williamv Philipsburg-Osceola 20 Chief Logon High 13 Penns Manor 66 Punxsutawney 20 Lock Haven 34 Lewistown 23 Bellcfonte 27 Erie Tech 0 Clearfield Area High 6 Moshannon Valley 0 Purchase Line 33 Indiana High 7 Huntingdon 21 State College 13 Tyrone 13 Altoona 69 ;