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Progress, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Today's ChuckU No matter happens, thtrt Is always someone who knew it would. THE PROGRESS Itomkr's Tip The Manila Conference is topic of 'The Washington on Page 4. Vol. 60 No. 257 Our 56th Year Cleoffield, Curwensville, Philipttwrp, Mothonnon Volley, Pa., Monday, October 31, 1966 Copies Daily 16 PAGES TODAY AT MINE MEETtNO Showing off a new sign promot- ing the Holmes Safety Association at Saturday night's dinner meeting at Clearfield were these officials. From left are: State Mine Inspector Gerald F. Moody of field, president of the Clearfield District the association; Federal Mine Inspector William H. Hoover of Johnstown, secretary of the Pennsylvania Biturrtinous Council; Frank Mohney of Harrisburg, executive secre- tary of the Pennsylvania Coal Mining Association; and Paul D. Hineman of Clearfield, Clearfield District Coun- cil vice president and superintendent of the Lady Jane Collieries Inc. Wildest of His Far East Tour... South Koreans Give LBJ Big Reception By FRANK CORMIER SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Crowds estimated to number two million turned out to wel- come President Johnson today in the biggest, wildest reception of his Far East tour. Throngs broke down metal fences, swarmed around police, and clung to rooftops for a glimpse of the man hailed in a typical banner as the "Great Texas Giant." The outpouring obviously pleased him and at a state din- ner 'tonight Johnson promised the United States would come again to the defense of South Korea "if for- bid should occur once again." This by war with the Communists 16 years is the President's last stop on his seven-nation tour around the eastern rim of Communist Chi- na. The crowd in Seoul was the friendliest of the trip. There wasn't a sign of the kind of anti-U.S. sentiment that marred otherwise warm and at times boisterous welcomes in other nations on the tour. The President 3rd graf 143 The President responded by popping out of his car half a dozen times to mix with the confetti-tossing, flag waving throng. Facing massed crowds esti- mated by police at in City Hall Square, the President voiced concern for the safety of those who pushed, shoved and trampled each other in an effort to get a better view. He urged courtesy and caution "so we don't hurt anyone." Harking back to the Korean War in which Americans died, Johnson said he was standing on "hallowed ground." ''I have come to express our gratitude for the brave and gen- erous help you are giving to our common ally, Viet Nam both on the battlefield and in rebuild- ing the countryside. This is the act of a nation that understands Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Miners Told by Charmbury... v __ Acid Mine Water Treatment Plant Proposed for Three Area Sites By WILLIAM G. WILLIAMS Progress News Editor A plan to transform polluted mine water into drinking water was revealed Saturday night by State Mine Secretary H. Beech- er Charmbury at the third semi- annual dinner meeting of the Clearfield District Council, Holmes Safety Association, in the ballroom of the New Dime- ling Hotel. Dr. Charmbury, speaking to some 450 area miners, opera- tors, state and federal inspec- tors and wives, said that a treat- ment plant has been proposed for either the Philipsburg-Os- ceola Mills area, the Philips- burg Kylertown area or the Snow Shoe.-Clarence area. Two others would be located in the Pottsville and Johnstown areas. He explained that an esti- mated five million gallons of acid mine water could be ed in such a plant every day and then sold to water com- panies. The plan had been made pub- lic earlier last week by State Rep. Eugene M. Fulmer of State College in a speech be- fore the Bellefonte Kiwanis Club when he said that he had re- quested Dr. Charmbury to act in cooperation with the Sani- tary Water Board and the De- partment of Justice to do pre- In Area Tuesday On GOP Tour Clearfield will be a stop to- morrow on a five-day "see and believe" tour of the Common- wealth being made by some 25 mayors from cities throughout the Commonwealth. Gordon Payrow, mayor of Bethlehem and spokesman for the group, said 'that he and his fellow mayors "could no longer sit back and watch the Demo- cratic candidate for governor ruin the future economic growth of Pennsylvania through his gloom and doom campaign pub- licity. Therefore we decided to go on the road and tell the true story about the booming Penn- sylvania." Traveling by bus, the mayors will move through northwestern Pennsylvania, the north and south central sections of Harris- burg and on through the south- eastern counties. They will spend most of Thursday in the Phil- adelphia area and Friday, the final day, in northeastern Penn- sylvania. They will arrive at Citizens for Shafer Headquarters at 23 N. Second St., Clearfield, at Please Turn to Page 6, Col 8 22 on Target But Clearfielder Wins Grid Prizes A record number of 22 per- sons correctly predicted the out- comes of gridiron contests in the area over the weekend but Philip E. Hyde Jr. of Clearfield emerged as the winner. With his prediction of 413 corn- in? closest to the actual 398 points scored in all the games, Mr. Hyde will receive in cash from The Progress plus another from The Hub Snack Bar, host sponsor. Others predicting the correct outcomes of the games were Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 FREE FOOTBALLS! To Democratic Post Mayors Jo Stop Donahue Named Candidates four Lane Plait Donahue of Ciirwens- ville has been named "Get Out the Vote" chairman for Clear- field County, it was announced today b'y Ed L. (Pete) Fisher, Clearfield County Democratic chairman. Mr. Donahue's appointment was made by Andrew M. Brad- ley and, Robert (Pop) Jones, chairmen of the voter drive for the Pennsylvania State Demo- cratic Committee. Mr. Donahue is contacting all Democratic precinct chairmen throughout the county to offer any assistance possible in as- suring a high turnout of voters for the Nov. 8 election. He may be contacted at his home, 418 George St., Curwensville, where the phone number is 236-0662. Mostly cloudy tonight with scattered light show- ers in the north portion. Low 36 to 45. Tuesday mostly cloudy with occa- sional rain. Sunrise Clearfield River Level Sunday 7 p. m. 4.95 Today 7 a. m. 4.90 Clearfield Weather Saturday high 50; low 28; Overnight low 30. Sun- day high 46; low 26. Over- night low 26. Mid State Airport Sunday low 20; high 41. Overnight low 19. Five Day Forecast Nov. 1-5: Temperatures will average eight to 12 degrees below normal. Highs 53 to 55 and 37 to 38. Cooler Tuesday and Wednesday and little change in the remainder of the week. Scattered show- ers in mid-week and again near the end. Forftoufe2f9 DUBOIS Republican and Democratic candidates for Gov- ernor of Pennsylvania have en- dorsed modernization of Route 219 as a four-lane highway from border to border. Replying to a questionnaire from The Route 219 Association, Raymond P. Shafer, GOP gu- bernatorial nominee, and Mil- ton J. Shapp, his Democratic op- ponent, stressed the importance of the north-south highway. "I recognize the importance of Route 219 as a major north- south traffic artery in Pennsyl- vania's state highway Lt. Gov. Shafer stated. "I be- lieve "it should be modernized to the New York State line. This would coincide with New York's plans to modernize the highway to Buffalo." Mr. Shapp took a similar view "I believe that it is very im- portant to the communities along Route 219 and to the state as a whole that 219 be widened as quickly as possible, and that we should take advantage of all available federal funds to help us accomplish this." liminary work on the idea. The two agencies will be asked to do a location feasibili- ty study and to prepare legis- lation to be introduced early in 1957 to-build the three mil- lion demonstration plants. Fulmer had said that as a result of "extensive and inten- sive research we are certain that this process is feasible" for reclaiming water from mines. It is possible, the legislator said, to produce mine acid water with parts per mil- lion dissolved solids into ultra pure water having as little as 5 parts per million ..dissolved solids. And, 'He continued, it possible to treat five million gallons of mine acid water a at a net cost of 40 cents for gallons. This is feasible because two by-products, elec- tricity and potable water, can be sold. Fulmer explained that coal is used to make the steam neces- sary to rid the water of impuri- ties. If more steam is produced than necessary it is possible to have enough extra power to generate electricity. Charmbury Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 3 Clearfield Kiwanis Parade Set Tonight Many prizes contributed by Clearfield merchants and busi- ness firms will awarded in the annual Halloween parade sponsored by the Clearfield Ki- wanis Club tonight. Parade time is at o'clock. Parade entries are requested to assemble in the vicinity of the American Legion Home on South Second Street at 6 o'clock. Children of the elementary grades will assemble on Walnut Street between Second and Four Injured In District Road Accidents Four persons were slightly in- jured and property damage to- taled approximately as a result -of four traffic accidents over the weekend in the Clear- field County-Moshannon Valley area. Two Clearfield young men are in the Clearfield Hospital with facial and, head injuries suf- fered in a two-vehicle crash yesterday at a. m. on Big- ler Avenue in Clearfield Bor- ough. They are William Dunsmore, 21, of 122 S. Fourth St., driver of one of the vehicles involved, fair condition, and a passenger, Jack Selfridge, 23, 714 Olive St., satisfactory condition. The other driver, Robert M. Kepner, 22, of 804 Hannah St., escaped injury According to borough police, Mr. Dunsmore was going east on Bigler Avenue and Mr. Kep- ner pulled out of East Fifth Street, where he was struck by the Dunsmore car. The Dunsmore car crossed the highway, hit the guard posts and continued down the road for 72 feet after the rear wheels were knocked off by the impact. Damage was estimated at to the Kepner station wagon and to the Dunsmore car. Borough police investigated two other mishaps, neither of which resulted in any injuries. The first occurred at a. m. Saturday at the intersection of Front and Nichols Streets and involved cars' driven by Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 4 Inside The Progress Classified Ads .12, 13 Hints From Heloise 9 Comics 15 News From Around World 6 Sports .............10, 11 Obituaries............... 2 Hospital News 13 Editorial, Columns 4 Social News ........3, 9, 16 School News......5, 8 More on Viet Nam ___7, 8 Area Servicemen .....7, 9 Please Turn to Page 6, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 2 Cat in Mail Box Not Appreciated CURWENSVILLE A fright- ened kitten and a sad girl were the result of what was probably intended as a Halloween prank here over the weekend. Someone put the kitten in a mail collection box "-on Susque- hanna Avenue Saturday night. Minnie Pearce, its nine-year-old owner, missed her kitten. Final- ly, on Sunday she heard the cat in the mail box. Postmaster Robert A. McNaul was called to release the kitten. Someone's prank could lead to a serious situation since tam- pering with the mail is a feder- al offense. Woman Indicted For Murder At Clearfield Mrs. Bernice Woods D'Amico (Domico) 39, of Clearfield, this morning was indicted for mur- der by the Clearfield County November grand jury. Mrs. D'Amico, accompanied by her attorneys, was arraigned before the grand jury and given an opportunity to challenge any of the jurors for cause. Defense Attorney Richard M, Sharpe of Philipsburg said the defense had no challenges. The grand jury was out an hour before approving-the mur-- der charge brought by the Com- ironwealth against the defend- ant. Mrs. D'Amico is charged with fatally shooting her invalid brother, Howard "Woods, 49. last August in the home they shared at 616 McBride St. She will be tried the week of Nov. 28. The D'Amico case was the first to be considered by the grand jurors who convened at 9 a. m. today. Nine other cases are scheduled for their consid- eration. PI SHAMEFUL PRANK Clearfield Borough Police Chief Charles C. Edmiston points with understandable dis- may at his paint-splattered car the work of Hallo- weeners having "fun" at Clearfield last night. Police Warn About Halloween Mischief There's a big difference be- tween minor Halloween pranks and malicious mischief, Clear- field Borough Police warned to- day. Police Chief Charles C. Ed- miston Jr. said that recent in- cidents have included putting corn into the gas tank of a car, slashing the tires of a car and smashing the windshield of a truck. In add'tion, several storm doors have been broken. These constitute serious charges, the chief warned, and are not just pranks. Civil Court Opens With Highway Cases The November C 1 e a rfield County civil court term opened this morning with two cases brought against the Common- wealth of Pennsylvania and in- volving damages resulting from highway construction. The plaintiffs in the case are Howard Siebenrock of Clearfield, and H. K. Porter Inc. The entire morning courl ses- sion was taken up with the se- lection of the jury. fall forest fire War Lapses Into Lull... Season Off To Roaring Start SEE PAGE 14 FOR DETAILS Van Zandt To Speak At Republican Rally DuBois City Re- publican Committee will hold a pre-election rally Thursday at 8 p. m. in the Swedish American Club, it was announced today. Guest speaker for the occasion will he former U. S. Rep. James E. Van Zandt of Alloona. The meeting is open to all interested party members. Dry weather and high winds helped fan a number of forest fires in the Moshannon District and in the neighboring Renovo District over the weekend as the fall forest fire season got off to a late start. Moshannon District Forester John W. Wilson of Clearfield re- ported that 20 acres of forest land were destroyed in a blaze at Black Bear near Philipsburg Saturday. The -cause has not been determined. Yesterday, one acre was burn- ed near Winburnc but the cause remained a mystery. The largest fire in the district broke out near Grant in Elk County Saturday. It was extin- guished but another one broke out nearby yesterday. Some 100 acres went up in smoke in both fires. Mr. Wilson said it is pos- ible that both were set on pur- pose by an unknown person or persons. The forester also reported that some 150 acres were destroyed in the Renovo District at Mo- shannon over the weekend. A water-carrying plane based at Mid-Slate Airport since last week and ground crews from the Department of torests and Wa- ters fought the fires. Viet Cong Desertions To South on Increase By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Vietnamese officials today announced a sharp rise in Viet Cong desertions to the South Vietnamese side. They reported defectors from the Communist cause in October, the third highest month this year. The announcement came on the eve of South Viet Nam's National Day which will be celebrated with a big parade that will include 500 ______-__________________ Philipsburg Police Probe Two Burglaries Philipsburg Sergeant Serving With Marine Division at Da Nanq Cong in the line of march. The war itself lapsed back into a lull after sharp weekend clashes. Only small ground ac- tions were reported and mon- soon rains again reduced U.S. air raids over North Viet Nam. Viet Cong guerrillas shot down a U.S. C123 cargo plane today in the dense jungles of the "iron triangic" 23 miles north- west of Saigon. The plane's three-man crew was rescued unhurt by Air Force helicopters. B52 bombers from Guam made two raids Sunday night over South Viet Nam. One wave of the struck for the second straight day in the centra! hk'hlnnds noar the Cambodian border. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 PHILIPSBURG Borough Police are investigating bur- glaries at two service stations that occurred over the weekend. The Pennzoil Service on on North Front Street was brok- en into through a rear window. Merle Woods, the owner, report- ed that there was no mpney in (he station and he had not no- ticed anything missing. The Sunoco Service Station at Front and Presqueisle streets was burglarized and in cash was stolen. Entrance was gained by breaking the glass in the side door and releasing the lock The stat'on is owned and operated by Wade Fink. Drinking Party Leads to Arrest Of 12 Youngsters A dozen youths from the Clearficld Curwensville area face criminal char.ces as a re- sult of a teen-age drinking par- ty Saturday night at a camp in the Ansonville area, eight miles south of Curwcnsville. Involved were eiRht and four girls between the ages of 16 and 20 State police Trooper Al Gonl- kovic and Cpl. Jerry F restone of the Clearfield suhstatiin came upon the party about 11 p. m Saturday and conf'scatcrl an assorted amount of alcoholic beverages. The officers said criminal charges be brought against all of the youths under the new juvenile drinking law which forbids possession, consump- t on, transportation or furnish- ing of alcoholic beverages hv any person under 21 years of age. A further investigation into the incident was being carried out todav. PHILIPSBURG S.Sst. Jonn Alfred Voyzey, above, husband of Toni Lee (DeBross) of 305 Gertrude St., Philips- is son ins wiih the 3rd Marine Division at Da Nang, Viet Nam. Sjjl. was promoted to his present rank upon crossing the International Dale Lino on Sept. 1. Prior to departing for Viet Nam. Voyyey served for n Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Houtzdole Sergeant Back From Viet Nam HOUTZDALE Sjil Earl W. Shunrl, son of Mrs. Pearl Shim- ol of and thf late Harry Shimel. recently spent a leave at home after serving 13 months in Viet Nam. A graduate of Moshannon Val lev School, he has served in Hie Army for eight years. Slurnel is now stationed at Ft Cliss, Tex. Philipsburg's 19 Is Coldest Spot In Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA (AP) The mercury skidded below the freezing mark for the first time this season early today, making this the coldest Oct. 31 in 41 years here. The U.S. Weather Bureau here- reported the temperature hit 26 degrees at a.m.', low- cring the old mark of 29 set in 1925. Forecasters said the winter- like weather was widespread over Pennsylvania. It resulted from a large cold air mass which moved down from Cana- da, they said. The coldest spot in the stale was in Philipsburg, Centre County, where an official low of 19 was reported. Consolidation Of Electric Firms Ok'd by State State approval of the consoli- dation of two area rural elec- tric cooperatives into one, the United Electric Cooperative, Inc.. was announced today bv Stewart Helm, secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl- vania. Officers of the Jefferson Elec- tric Cooperative, Inc., Brook- ville, and Clearfirld Electric Co- operative. Inc., Clearficld, have been notified by Secretary Helm that his office had accepted and approved the Articles of Con- solidation last Thursday. Both cooperatives had previously ap- proved the consolidation articles at meetings of tho members. The effective date for the phvsical merger of the two cor- porations is Jan. l. On that date combined assets totaling mil- lion will be transferred to the new corporation. Headquarters will be at Brookville. United Electric Cooperative (Unilec) will serve approximate- ly 9.200 members along miles of electric lines in rural Please Turn to Page Col. I IN FW SPA PERI ;