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Progress, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania _ _ ______ _ BYGEORGC A.SCO'fT. EDITOR OF THE PROGRESS Today's ChuckU The best way to lose your shirt is to do business on the cuff. Vol. 60 No. 212 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, September 8, 1964 Copies Daily 56 PAGES TODAY Six Persons Killed, 20 Injured... Cong Terrorists Active The school bell that once summoned pupils to classes is a memory of the past today, but school bells rang figuratively last week and this week for more than 000 boys and girls in the Clearfield Area who reported for classes ranging from kindergarten to senior high school's grade 12. Last year's enrollment in the eight Clearfield Area districts Clearfield, Curwensville, Du- Bois, Glendale, Harmony, Moshannon Valley, Philipsburg- Osceola and West Branch totaled The Purchase Line School .of Indiana County, which draws pupils from five Clearfield County boroughs or townships, along with the parochial schools of Clearfield and DuBois added at least more to that figure. The Elementary Years Again turning, as we did fast week, to the Clear- field Area School District for an examination of specific curricula and goals, let's look today at the elementary (kindergarten through grade 6) instructional program that is being presented in today's schools. Keep in mind that while it is typical, the Clearfield District program does not necessarily reflect what is being done in all of the other seven districts, that the range and methods of instruction naturally vary to some extent in each district. "Emphasis on the 3 R's is a primary consideration in the elementary Howard L. Kuhns, Clearfield Dis- trict elementary supervisor, noted in his annual report for last year. "The school presents learning that helps chil- dren to'develop a store-house of vital and meaningful In- formation; to achieve -their maximum in arithmetic; .4o develop communication skills; to learn new relationships in .-the varied skills in science. It places great emphasis on human values and -on thinking." Putting it another way, the Clearfield District pro- gram places emphasis on the individual child and his prowth, grade-to-grade and class-to-class. Beyond the 3 R's the curriculum aims for a continuous growth of the children in the areas of citizenship, creativity through ap- preciation of culture and beauty, and in health, physical training and safety. Grouping Is Key Administrators and supervisors of the District are convinced that flexibility in grouping is a key to maxi- mum pupil growth- Classrooms from, grades 1 through 6 are organized around achievement groups, work-study skill groups and interest groups in mathematics and reading, with the grouping based on tests of various kinds along with informal evaluation to measure the progress of each child. The elementary curriculum includes: Arithmetic, stressing a modern approach, grades 1-6; Health, presenting problems unique to the age and grade level of the pupils, grades 1-6; Language Arts, which include English for grades 4-6, Spelling for grades 2-6, and Handwriting for grades 2-6; Reading, developed os a single subject apart from the Language Arts be- cause of its complex nature and importance, grades 1-6; Science, with instruction providing experiences in all scientific fields on an informal, teacher-guided basis, grades 1-6; and Social Studies, history and geography taught by study units according to grade levels, grades 1 -6. Departing From Tradition Departures from the traditional instruction .include: In addition to modern mathematics, the Clearfield elementary schools have been experimenting for the past two years and will continue this year with the Initial Teaching Alphabet early-to-read program in the first and second grades. This year twelve grade 1, nine grade 2 and four grade 3 classrooms will be involved in the experimental program. In the reading system symbols are used instead of the 26 in the conventional alphabet, with each symbol representing one sound. Teachers involved in the program last year reported their pupils generally learn- ed to read at a much faster rate than possible by the traditional learning method and, what's more, were able to express themselves by writing, because they could use words they had learned by sound. Second graders were found by one teacher to be better in spelling, despite the initial learning words by sound. Another second grade teacher reports "There was no difficulty in making the transition" from to the traditional reading and spelling. Still another whose pu- pils hod had the previous year reports that "chil- dren read from 10-50 library books along with our read- ing and workbooks" as a result of learning to read in first grade by the system. Comments from parents whose children have been involved in this reading program include: "I find my child reading at levels much higher than children of our ac- quaintance in the same age groups from similar back- grounds, who have been taught in the conventional man- "You are just naturally a booster for when your first grader can write expressive stories all on her own and can sound out any word correctly." Team Teaching, TV Use "Team Teaching" wherein teachers with particular skills exchange classrooms and subject matter is being encouraged by the school administration and will be tried out on a regular basis in first grades at Leonard Grade and Third Ward Schools this year in a further study of such teaching methods. This will permit each first grade teacher in the two buildings to work with all of the first grade children enrolled in the building. Educational Television was employed extensively in all elementary schools last year and will be used as heav- ily this year. Wide use was made of Channel 3 telecasts dealing with English, speech, science, mathematics, art, music, physical education and current events and grade six children viewed programs in Spanish. Another innovation lost year was employment of an elementary guidance counselor, who visited the var- ious buildings weekly to work with children; their teach- ers and parents. Mr. Kuhns reports the results were "ex- cellent" and has recommended a second counselor "to conduct child activities, diagnose individual needs, plan for remedial teaching, help adapt instruction to individual differences, and suggest special adjustments needed to help children make satisfactory social, emotional and academic development." Kindergarten, conducted only in the Clearfield Bor- eugh and Lawrence Township schools last year, has been txpanded to all elementary schools of the district this year. A reassignment of Girard, Covington and Goshen Township pupils which places kindergarten through third grade pupils at the Girard School and grades 4-6 at the Goshen School eliminates more than one grade per teach- er in all but the Knox Township building. {NEWSPAPER! By ROBERT TUCK MAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Cong terrorists killed at least six persons and injured more than 20 today in scattered attacks aimed at wrecking election machinery and frightening as many as pos- sible of South Viet Nam's five million voters from the polls Sunday. While U.S. officials sought to determine whether saboteurs or a short circuit might have caused a million-dollar fire that destroyed one American mili- tary warehouse and damaged another before dawn, the Viet Cong tried again to block the main shipping channel to Sai- gon. A Communist mine exploded harmlessly in the river channel about 40 yards from a U.S.Navy minesweeper. Highlighting intertwined mili- tary and political develop- ments: -----Premier Nguyen Cao Ky, in a roundabout discourse with newsmen, put himself back in the list of possible candidates for the presidency in the crea- tion of a new government due next year. He said in effect he was reconsidering his decision to return to military duty and might run because of the refusal of his first choice, Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu, to become a candidate. Thieu is chief of state in the present military regime. -----The most savage in a ser- ies of operations by Communist agents to sabotage the election Sunday of a 117-member Consti- tuent Assembly was staged at a village southwest of Saigon. A government spokesman said the Communist 'agents killed a gov- ernment security agent, his wife and three children. -----About 300 Buddhist monks and nuns of a militant minority opposing the government and the election launched a three- day fast to promote a boycott of the polls. Loudspeakers at a Saigon pagoda proclaimed: "A vote on Sunday will be a vote against Viet Nam." -----While air squadrons car- ried the main load of allied of- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 South Second Street Project Planned in 1967 The reconstruction of a portion of South Second Street and Old Town Road at Clearfield is slated to get under way early next year. State Highway Secretary Henry D. Harral said today at Harrisburg that he authorized the project after learning from District Engineer Stanton C. Funk at Clearfield that 32-Page Tabloid Puts Spotlight On football Today's edition of The Progress contains a special, 32-page tabloid preview of the 1966 foot- ball season in Clearfield County and the Moshan- non Valley. Written and edited by Progress Sports Editor Fred Kavelak, Staff Writ- er Ed Morgan and Sports Writer John Czarnecki, the tabloid features complete stories and pictures on area high school teams. It also contains capsule reports on teams the area gridders will face, a story and pictures on the Penn State eleven, brief reports on a number of other col- lege complete schedules. Pictures in the tabloid were taken by Kavelak and Morgan. construction plans should be in Harrisburg by Oct. 1. Secretary Harral explained that bids will be called for sometime in November. Esti- mated cost of the IVi-mile proj- ect is It will be fi- nanced on the 100 per cent state program.. The project will involve re- construction of Route 322 from The Point on South Second Street to the Hyde Bridge on Old Town Road. The new road will be 40 feet wide with two through lanes and one turning lane. Mr. Funk said this morning that some preliminary work can be done during the winter but the road will not be torn up before spring. Clearfield Borough Council last Oct. 28 passed a resolution agreeing to prohibit passing and parking and to regulate speed on the portion of the project within the borough. T OUT FOR LUNCH Clearfield Senior High School stu- dents move through cafeteria line yesterday as the school began its first day of classes. Clearfield' was the last of the county's eight school districts to begin the fall term. Some students are enrolled in the eight districts. Clearfield Senior High alone has students. (Progress Photo) Visit Members To Get By farmer Besirfenn Inside The Progress fhppcp Plant Classified Ads 20.21.22 VIIWVJU I lUIII At Curwensville Classified Ads 20, 21, 22 Hints From Heloise ___ 24 Comics 23 Sports 16, 17 Obituaries 2 Hospital News 13 Teacher Salary Hike To Be Part Of GOP Platform By VINCENT P. CAROCCI HARRISBURG (AP) Republican platform framers, in an attempt to strike a balance between higher and basic education, plan to propose a increase in the start- ing salaries of elementary and secondary teachers, it was learned today. The proposal to set the minimum teacher salary at was represented by various officials as a major plank in the GOP platform to be adopted in Pittsburgh this weekend. The Pittsburgh festivities also mark the official campaign kick- Three Accidents Investigated In Philipsburg Area off of Lt. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer, the party's nominee for governor, who will make a major televised speech tonight PHILIPSBURG There were at the Syria-Mosque, no injuries and total estimated Tne minimum current start- damage amounted to in a 1OS salary for teachers is car-truck accident here yester- witn a scale after seven years day at p. m. of for teachers with bach- The accident occurred when elor degrees and for those Elmer Ulbrick, 43, of Morann, w'th masters degrees. operating a 1956 sedan, failed to A Scranton Administration stop for the stop sign at the in- Proposal increasing the salary tersection of Second and Locust mandated by law from streets. The Ulbrick car went after five years to after into the path of a 1963 truck scven years, was passed by the operated by James McClellan 1965 general assembly. Jr., 30, of Tyrone R. D. 3, who was traveling east on Locust Street. The Ulbrick car was knocked into a tree on the James Car- roll property on Second Street. Damage to the sedan was set at to the truck at and to the Carroll property at The mishap was investigated by Philipsburg Borough Police. Meanwhile, State Police from CURWENSVILLE Throngs of people filed through Clear- field Cheese Co., Inc., here yes- terday during an afternoon and evening open house program. Close to toured the sprawling facility, parent plant of the nation's second largest processor of cheese and cheese products. "It was far beyond what we expected." commented Lyman O. Langford, general manager of the company, on the vast turnout of visitors. "We're very he said. Fourteen tour guides took a continuous flow of people for a step-by-step look at the pro- cessing operation from the raw product to the packaged item. On the average each group of visitors consisted of between 30 and 35 persons and some 500 were touring the operation at one time. They included school groups and representatives of various organizations including mem- bers of Curwensville Borough Council. The open house coincided with the 25lh anniversary of the Co-op Members of the Clearfield County Electric Cooperative will meet at 8 p. m. today in the Clearfield Area Senior High School auditorium to hear an explanation of the proposed merger with the Jefferson Coun- ty Electric Cooperative. Directors of the Cooperative will explain the plan. A similar meeting for Jefferson members will be held at Brookville Satur- day, The consolidation will com- tions of the two cooperatives. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 Clearfield Hospital Bequeathed Civil Court Term Nears End With One Case Left The September civil court term neared an end today >with only one more case scheduled for hearing by a jury. The settlement of two cases this morning cleared the docket of all but four cases. Three of these will be heard by the court without a jury. This morning's session ended with the selection of a jury for the suit brought by Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Thompson of Kyler- The Clearfield Hospital is the recipient of separata gifts worth over from two deceased former resi- dents of Clearfield. The former Clearfielders were Mrs. Louise Johnson- bough Porter and her sister, Miss Mayme Johnsonbaugh, whose family lived at Clearfield many years ago. Mrs. Porter, later a resident of New York City, died there in 1965.. Her sister, Miss John- ______________ sonbaugh, lived with her and died earlier this year. The bequests were contained in the wills of the sisters. Mrs. Porter's will specified a bequest of to be donated to the hospital as a memorial to her parents, Sarah Alice and Thom- as Johnsonbaugh. Mrs. Porter's will prescribed no particular use for the gift, except that it be used in memory o; her par- The Lawrence Township Board en of Supervisors opened bids for Miss Johnsonbaugh inherited amiesite road material and vot- from her sister a house at ed to apply for a permit to in- Manasquan, N. J. In her will, stall a traffic light at the Mill Miss Johnsonbaugh specified Road Race Street intersection that the proceeds of the sale of at 'a regular meeting last night. that property be donated to the Low bidder for the road top- Clearfield Hospital. Although ping was Midland Contractors the house has not as yet been with a bid of The ma- sold, its appraised value has tcrial is for Uie Flegal Road been set at improvement project In accepting the gift for the Action on the traffic control Lawrence Twp. Board Acts On Road Matters Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 the Philipsburg vestigated two Substation accidents m- on Fair and cool tonight, low 45 to 54, cooler local- ly. Sunny and warmer Fri- day. Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Water Interruption Set in Houtzdale Area HOUTZDALE A spokesman for the Houtzdale Municipal Authority announced today there will be an inlerruptirm in water service tomorrow from 3 a. m. until 2 p. m. Areas effected will be Brisbin Borough, Good Street at Houtz- dale and all homes north of Hannah Street and west of Good Street at Houtzdale. Sunrise Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. m. 5.05 feet To- day 7 a. m. 5.05 feet Clearfield Weather Wednesday I o w 48; High 68; Overnight low 48. Mid Airport Wednesday low 44; High 66; Overnight low 38. ii- ___ v- fc J. M AA.H, V.UJJ LI U Please Turn to 10, Col. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Co.. 3 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 CHEISt PLANT TOUR Single-file, visitor, pass by huge of cheese ready for processing ot Clear- field Cheese Co., Inc. An open house program at the Curwensviile facility yesterday attracted people. __ ;