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Progress, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's Chuckle When you're up to your neck IB trouble, try using tht part that isn't submersed. THE PROGRESS Tip Editorial discusses United Fund Drive. Read it on Page 4. Vol. 60 No. 240 Our 56th Clvarfitld, Philiptburg, Moshannon Pa., Tuesday, October 11, 1966 Copies Daily 26 PAGES TODAY CURWENSVILLE DAM NOW EMPTY The Cur- wensville dpm has been emptied of its 1.6 billion gallons of water to pave the way for additional clearing necessary for the increas- ed 1967 summer recreation lake and to per- mit the grading of islands and other obstruc- tions. The recreation lake will be increased to 790 acres from its present 540 acres. This picture was taken from Route 969, the Cur- wensville-Lumber City hiahway. (Progress Photo) Motions Filed Monday... Yount Asks New Trial Convicted murderer Jon E. Yount has filed motions for a new trial and an arrest in judgment charging that the verdict of first degree murder and rape brought in Friday was against the evidence presented at his trial. Yount, through his attorneys, Homer E. King of Pittsburgh and David Blakley of Clearfield, filed the yesterday with the Clearfield lUrWenSVIlie County clerk of courts. At the same time, Yount re- Residents Win Another Round served the right to file addi- tional reasons for a new trial and the arrest of judgment after the testimony in the case has been transcribed. This transcription is expected to take several months, and may run well over pages. The delay is due to the fact that CURWENSVILLE Meadow Street residents protesting the impending removal of trees from in front of their prop- tne court stenographer will be erties won another reprieve in that controversy with Cur- engaged in other court work in- wensville Borough Council last night. One of the residents, Mrs. James P. Wiggins, told coun- cilmen that when- the sanitary sewer was constructed in front of her property about seven years ago she witnessed broken and chipped pipe be- _ Starting Salory Hiked Clearfield Police Get Raise Clearfield Borough Council at a special session last night gave a per month raise to all members of me police force and set the starting salary for patrolman at The action followed a report at last week's regular meeting to the effect that only one application had been received for the vacancy on the force. This was attributed to the starting salary of per month. The law requires that there be at least three applicants before the Police Civil Serv- ice examination can be giv- Before the across-the-board salary increase was passed unanimously, Mayor Edward A. Clark reported that in order to Inside The Progress for Intensive Core Unit... Classified Ads 12, 13 Hints From Heloise 16 Comics ..........15 News From Around World 5 Sports 10, 11 Obituaries 5 Hospital News 3, 13 Editorial, Columns 4 Social News 2, 18 School News 8 Church News............ 3 State News Briefs 3 Meet New Citizens 14 United Fund Gives to Hospital ing installed. Instead of the broken sections being replaced, they were wrapped with tar paper, she said, adding that this may be the cause of a drainage backup in her basement. Council had been told by en- gineers for the Curwensville Municipal Authority that tree roots were entering both the san- itary and storm sewer systems in the Meadow Street section and causing blockages which Shapp Repeats Proposal For Milk Group eluding taking testimony during the next court term that begins the end of this month. The motion for the new trial is based mainly on alleged er- rors by Judge John A. Cherry. It is claimed the court erred in: v Its instructions to the jury; v Admitting certain Com- monwealth exhibits into evi- dence; Allowing certain Com- monwealth exhibits to be view- ed by the jury during the de- liberation; v Its refusal to grant t h e defendant's motion to withdraw jury when the motions School Board Hears 25th Year support their families, all .but two members of the police force have part-time jobs. He said that as a result, it is diffi- cult for -the patrolmen to work For those who like statistics, overtime on their police jobs, the Clearfield County Board of tllCouncl1 School Directors held its 299th labore" on m next month. Before that comes around, however, directors made plans last night to attend the annual ,hera ,ncenUvc lo do ,he job possible In consideration of this, a de- FREE FOOTBALLS! Clearfield County School Di- Please Turn to Page 5, Col. 2 rectors Convention Thursday, Oct. 27, in the West Branch Area School. Guest speaker at the convention, a dinner affair, will be Eugene Burton of the Penn- sylvania State Education Asso- ciation staff. The county directors were also reminded of the annual Pennsylvania State School Di- rectors convention, scheduled Oct. 19-22. The board was informed by County Superintendent Fred E. Sweely that engineering plans for the proposed new Area Please Turn to Page 5, Col. 3 Ramey Council Asks Curfew for Children, Two Tax Levies RAMEY Mayor Walter Williams was asked by Borough Council last week to place an 8 o'clock curfew on school chil- dren. The mayor made exceptions for Friday, Saturday and Sun- day, Oct. 28-30. In other matters at Friday's Council meeting, the solicitor was ordered to prepare ordin- ances to levy a per capita and a per cent wage tax for general purposes to begin Jan. 1. A resolution was passed to give the State Highway Depart- ment permission to plow snow and ash state routes in the bor- ough. Bills were ordered paid. SEE PAGE 5 FOR DETAILS State Assembly May Be Called On Credit Bill HARRISBURG (AP) Pass- age of a bill this legislative ses- sion to protect consumers who buy items on time appeared to be a possibility today, as House leaders considered a proposal to recall the general assembly and act on the controversial measure. But the date of the recall re- mained uncertain. Senate President Pro Tempore James S. Berger, sug- gested Monday that the general assembly return this Thursday. House Speaker Robert K. Hamilton said, however, did not think House members would be able to return by then because they needed more time to study the bill and were all busy cam- paigning this wee'- "It looks that more likely we would h- ,i week, he said. He said he .ai. meet today with Joshua Eilberg, House majority leader, and Le- roy K. Irvis, the majority caucus chairman, to discuss the matter. Hamilton has the authority to recall the House, and Berger to recall the senate. Last week, the general as- Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Upon recommendation by a joint committee of the Clearfield Hospital Medical Board and the Hospital Board of Directors, the Clearfield Area United Fund has made a grant of to the Clearfiefd Hospital for use in heart and cancer treatment. The United Fund Board and the Committee announced the funds would be designated to purchase equipment to be used in the Intensive Care Unit being developed at the hospital. Intensive Care facilities will be used for heart patients being admitted to the hospital as well as for cancer patients after sur- gery. In the past these patients required round-the-clock nursing service. This posed severe hard- 'Ship problems who did not have the financial means for special duty nurses. Special monitoring equipment will be purchased with the funds A jurv of three women and to report the blood pressure, njne men yesterday found Jo- temperature, pulse and respira- seph G. iraca Jr. of Madera tion of each individual patient guilty of malicious mischief in in the Intensive Care Unit to connection with the defacing of the nurse on duty. This nurse a water storage tower at the will have the exact condition Moshannon Valley High School of each patient on the monitor jast year screen at her station and will The jury was out an hour and be able to perform the services a half before convjctjng the 20- once performed by a nurse in year-old Iraca the second each room. Hence, any patient defendant to be tried during requiring this special care will the September criminal court receive the same attention re- term. He will be sentenced at gardless of his financial means, the next monthly session of By having this Intensive Care sentencing and plea court. Unit, the Clearfield Hospital will Iraca was charged with hav- Madera Youth Found Guilty Of Mischief Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 Deer Licenses Still Available in County Clearfield County Treasurer BULLETIN HARRISBURG (AP) they claimed were responsible Shapp, fresh from a tour of made- for water-filled basements. Delaware County with U. S. Sen. v Allowing into evidence the The Authority placed the re- Edward Kennedy Monday, was statements and confession of the sponsibility on Council and rec- joined by Vice President Hubert defendant which the defense ommended the removal of the Humphrey on the campaign--------- trees as a solution. Bids were trail today. asked and- a contract awarded by Council last summer but the By VINCENT P. CAROCCI work has been held up by the HARRISBURG (AP) Dem- protests of citizens. ocratic Gubernatorial Candidate Attending last night's meet- Milton Shapp repeated today a ing with Mrs. Wiggins were proposal to seek legislation" to uiearnew county Treasurer Mrs. Droze Hamilton and James convert the Pennsylvania Milk Louise Mahaffey says she still Smith. They- were present to Commission into a price stabi- has a liberal amount of antler- list their "Suments before hzalion agency. ]ess deer licenses available for The board would be empow- the two-day season in Decem- the fact that it would sit as a ered to set a floor under milk her. shade tree commission to dis- prices to be paid lo the farmer, Hunters desiring a doe license pose of the issue. Shapp explained at a breakfast good only for the countv in The question of the broken Of the Farmers for Shapp Com- "hich it is issued should ap- sewer pipe, however, caused a mittee at the Harrisburg-York ply by mail and include a check reassessment of the problem by State Airport. or money order for 25 to cov- Council with the result that a v. pr v K "owever, he continued, the er 'ne cost lne license as well ttwssssi I-SMW? fully within the next week or Please Turn to Page 6. Col. 5 the largest ever 10 days.--------------------------------------_____________ Later in Ihe meeling, Council decided to try to arrange a meeting with the Pike Town- ship Municipal Aulhority on mailers pertaining to fire hy- drants. Superior Pet Products, Inc., be able to provide better care for the seriously ill patients. This special unit will relieve the general duty nurses from Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 1 United Fund Sayings The Clearfield Area United Fund's member agencies serve the needs of all of our people. Won't you give a helping hand to a neighbor in need? Pledge your Fair Share to the Clear- field Area United Fund Ralph Kane. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 LeContes Mills Man Based in Viet Nam WITH U. S. COMBAT AIR FORCES, Viet Nam Airman 2.C. Shcrrance E. Coulter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan E. Coulter of LeContes Mills, Pa., is now in Viet Nam. Airman Coulter, an aircraft equipment repairman, is a 1962 graduate of Clearfield Area Senior High School. As Johnson, Gromyko Confer... 'AT Weapons Pact Hopes Brightened By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER ft AP Special Correspondent Change WASHINGTON (AP) Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei CHESTER HILL Chester A- Gromyko says after meeting with President Johnson "it Council took action on several looks like both countries ore striving to reach agreement" matters in a special meeting on o treaty to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons here last night. The State Department promptly agreed with Gromyko'. appraisal. Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 2 Chester Hill Council To Ask Truck Bids, Voting Machine On Display at Annex An automatic voting machine went on display today in the Registration Office in the Court- house Annex affording voters who will be using the machines in November an opportunity to acquaint themselves with its op- eration. First lime voters especially are urged to visit the display whirh will be available for pub- lic inspection daily during u'ar office hours through elec- tion day. HELP FOR HOSPITAL Officials of the Clearfield Area United Fund present a check for lo of the Clearfield Hospital Board for use in buying equip- ment for the hospital's Intensive Care Unit. The equip- ment will be for the use of heart and cancer patients. From left are: John H. Jackson, United Fund campaign chairman; Paul Ruch, chairman of the hospital board's building committee; A. Kirk Hile, hospital bonrd presi- dent; Robert L. Mitchell, United Fund vice president; and Carl A. Belin Jr., U president. (Progress Photo) It was agreed to advertise for bids on a used 1966 pickup truck complete with a seven-foot snow plow. Action on the bids is to be taken at the regular November meeting. Council decided to purchase a used oil burning unit to be in- stalled in the present coal fur- nace in the borough building. The unit will be purchased from J. W. Pritchard Co. at a cost of A motion was passed to ex- onerate all those 65 years of age Reds Wiped Out After Refusing To Surrender By ROBERr TUCKMAN SAIGON. South Viet Nam and over, those who have moved (AP) A diehard band of Viet from the borough, and those per. Cong guerrillas answered an American demand to surrender Please Turn lo Page 6, Col. 8 with a hail of bullets today, and an encircling force of U.S. heli- copter troops wiped them out A U.S. spokesman .said 1st Division cavalrymen killed 33 Viet Cons and captured eight in a five-hour engagement near the central coast 28 miles north- SANDY RIDGE The Sandy west of Nhon Ridge Mountain Top Fire Com- ll the "round action pany put a 1963 red and gold of an.v reported from the borough, and those per. Please Turn lo Page 6, Col. 8 Sandy Ridge Firemen Get 'New' Ambulance, Start Member Drive Soviet-American talks on the nonproliferation question re- portedly will resume in New York within a few days with William C. Foster as the likely U S. negotiator. He is head of the Arms Control and Disarma- ment Agency. After Gromyko met at the White House with Johnson for an hour and 45 minutes and had a 2Mj hour dinner meeting with Secretary of State Dean Rusk at the State Department, sources said both sides are in agree- ment that a nonproliferation asrccmcnt is desirable In general, under such a non- proliferation treaty, the nuclear countries nould acrce nol to sell or cive away nuclear weapons. And under the international pact, non nuclear countries would not to acquire such weapons. Gromyko's meetings with Johnson and Rusk provided fresh evidence that a new era of panv put a i cu auu KUiu as U.S Cadillac ambulance into service Secretary of Defense Robert S. fresn evidence tn at midnight last night. McNamara met with South Viet- relations is opening up The ambulance takes the namese and U.S. militarv [pad place of the 1958 vehicle which ers to discuss the progress of is beinR kept for standby use. tne war- The new ambulance is equip- Reliable sources said the Am- ped with the latest oxygon enean military men asked for breathing apparatus, a portable more combat troops and lhat bag resuscitator, the latest much of the day's discussion eight. position litter, plaslic was devoted to logistics, with splints, a carrying chair and emphasis on the bottleneck at the latest aid needs. It is Port of McNamara A Iwo-ycar-old Grampian able to transport three patients. Stevens 43, of Wood- dawn a US hud. was k'lied S.ilurd.iy in a traffic accident. Please Tuin to Col 7 investigation lod.ij. IN FW SPA PERI IN FW SPA PERI ;