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Progress, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania EDITOR OF THE PROWESS Clearfield Merchants Offer Bargains THEPROGRESS ChuekU Why is it that the man who puts the cap back on the tooth- paste always marries a woman who doesn't? Education in Focus Branch Campus Fuss A long foreseen conflict between the existing branch campuses of colleges and universities and the State's new program of Community Colleges erupted publicly last week as a result of an 11-page statement by Dr. Eric A. Walker, president of Pennsylvania State University. Out- lining the results of Penn State's 19 Commonwealth Campuses, Dr. Walker asked for an impartial study of the university's branch campus program and asserted that "A change in their status would be a step backward rather than forward." Area Has Stake in Conflict The Clearfield Area has a stake in the controversy, for one of the Penn State Commonwealth Campuses has been located at DuBois since 1935 and in the 30 or more years of its existence not only has provided higher educa- tional opportunities for several hundred area young people, but has been given strong financial support by area residents, business and industry. Another Penn State at Altoona, likewise has graduated a consider- able number of Clearfield Area students while a branch campus- of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, located at Punxsutawney, has attracted some Clearfield County stu- dents since its formation a few years ago. Because of the timeliness of the subject and its im- portance to Clearfield Area residents, we are interrupting our survey of elementary and secondary education on the district level to devote today's "Education in Focus" col- umn ta present Dr. Walker's arguments in behalf of Penn State's Commonwealth Campuses. News stories last week touched only the high spots and overlooked Dr. Walker's summary of the achievements of-the Commonwealth Campuses in terms of two-year technician graduates and those students who have gone on to. complete a four- year curriculum on the main campus at University Park for a baccalaureate degree. Community Colleges Needed Dr. Walker made it clear that he has no objection to community colleges. he said, "it seems to me that there is clearly a need for them in Pennsylvania. he assert- ed, "the State certainly does not need a system of commun- ity colleges that is going to tear down important parts of existing institutions, whether these parts be our Common- wealth Campuses or many of the small private liberal arts colleges situated around the State." The Penn State president was referring to the recent Progress Report of the State Board of Education on a Master Plan for Higher Education which noted the de- velopment and growth of branch campuses since the 1930's in Pennsylvania and recommended that "no new branch campuses be approved" and that "existing branch campuses be combined with, or converted into, com- munity colleges, wherever possible." The Progress Report said there was a conflict between the community col- leges and the branch campuses "siriee. of- fered often overlapped. To provide both in the same city or area does not provide diversity of program, but, often, duplicates services." The final plan, based on the Progress Report, is scheduled for adoption by the board this month. Dr. Walker charged that the consultants who pre- pared the report on two-year colleges "were so convinced of the merits of community colleges that they never real- ly looked at the Penn State Commonwealth Campuses." And, as an answer, he himself provided that look by out- es and their accomplishments in terms of graduates from the two-year technician curricula and those who trans- fer to the main campus at University Park or elsewhere to complete a four-year baccalaureate program. Branch Campus Accomplishments These are some of tha accomplishments of the Com- monwealth Campuses listed by Dr. Walker: 1. Since the first two-year associate degrees were awarded in 1955, more than technicians have been graduated "and all of them have found good jobs at excellent salaries The median starting salary for our June associate degree graduate this year was The list of companies seeking these young people reads like a 'blue-chip' list such as IBM, General Electric, Bell Telephone, Xerox, DuPont, RCA, Boeing, U. S. Steel, and so on." 2. A University study comparing the achievement of students who spent their first two years at Commonwealth Campuses and then transferred to the main campus to earn their baccalaureate degree with those who spent all four years at University Park showed no significant differences between the two groups in average academic performance In the science majors, the transfer stu- dents actually performed slightly better. 3. A survey by the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1964 showed Penn State at the top of 10 major state universi- ties in the number (72 per cent) of two-year transfer stu- dents graduating within three years after transfer. "Thus it is fair to observed Dr. Walker, "that, on a national basis, Penn State Commonwealth Campus students ore better prepared to complete their baccalaureate programs at the main campus than are their counterparts else- where." California's Record Poor The answer to these achievements, according to Penn State's president, is that the Commonwealth Campuses are an integral part of the university with their students taking Penn State courses from Penn State faculty mem- bers. They receive the same admission and counseling service as those attending the main campus and their study program over four years for a baccalaureate de- gree frequently requires a sequence of carefully planned courses over a period of three and sometimes four years. "It would be extremely difficult for said Dr. Walker, "to put together a junior class from the product of liberal arts colleges or community colleges" for this latter reason. Finally, Dr. Walker cited the experience of the Cali- fornia junior college system "after 30 .years-. and bil- lions of dollars of expenditure." Out of students enrolled in 1964, he said, "only graduated. More- over, in the critical field of engineering, from more than 70 junior colleges, only 302 engineering technicians were graduated out of students enrolled. This is lust than half the number that were graduated in Pennsylvania during the same year with almost all of these coming from Penn State branch campuses. I cannot help feeling that the value of any educational system should be meas- ured not by the number of students it successfully en- rolls, but by the number of students who are graduated." Vol. 60 No. 218 Our 5oth Yew Clearfield, fhilipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, September 15, 1966 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Clearfield Bargains Offered Thru-Day Slam Tomorrow, fnds oil Monday Sensational Trip Ends Conrad, Gordon Claim Seven Space Records By HOWARD BENEDICT aboard the aircraft Guam. CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) They were quickly taken to the carrier by helicopter. "This old world looks pretty good from the deck of this car- America's newest heroes, Charles Conrad Jr. and space- walker Richard F. Gordon Jr., ended one of man's most signifi- cant adventures when !ncy m view At It's Fall Harvest Time again day to climax a in Clearfield stores, where a three-day mission, bumper crop of bargains awaits shoppers from throughout Clear- field County tomorrow, Saturday and Monday. Bushels of exceptional buys will be on display in Clearfield stores during the three-day event, sponsored by the Clear- field Merchants Association. Parents who are still in the process of outfitting their chil- dren for school will find that a fine selection of fall and winter finery is available at modest prices. With the advent of cool weath- er just around the corner, Clear- field stores are stocked with an array of garments designed to ward off the chilly breezes, and at the same time keep the wear- er attired in up-to-the-minute fashions "We had a very good Conrad said, "and after a cou- pie nights' rest we'll be ready to go again." A point landing in the Atlantic to- Gordon told the cheering electronic chauffeur, auiomauc Bringing home a bundle of seven space records, the Gemini 11 astronauts rode to a safe pin sensational crew of the carrier. "But I'll tell you something else, it looks great from 850 miles up." The smiling, heavily bearded astronaut was talking about Gemini ITs record-breaking system being an tried through the atmosphere and parked them just about two miles off the Guam. This was closer than any oth- into the sea with- trip Wednesday to the "top of er American manned spaceship television cameras the world." has come to its main recovery system. ship. Gemini 9 held the previous mark, miles. Gemini 9, however, still holds the record for closest to the aiming point an area in the center of the landing zone. It missed by only 300 yards, while Gemini 11 was more than However, officials considered this good shooting for a first try at the automatic re-entry sys- tem, which relied on the space- craft computer and guidance Gemini 11 dropped into the sea at 10 a.m. EDT while sailors packed the deck of the carrier to cheer two fellow Navy men. Conrad is a commander and Gordon a lieutenant command- er. Helicopters were overhead swiftly and dropped frogmen into the water to attach a flota- tion collar. Twenty minutes later a heli- copter hoisted the astronauts Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 2 Inside The Progress To Counter Hanoi Regulars... Consumer Credit Bill Overhaul Due By JOHN L. TAYLOR HARRISBURG (AP) Legislation aimed at protecting installment buyers from excessive and hidden interest charg- The downtown off-street park- headed for a major overhaul in the Senate upon the ing lot, with the entrance on urging of Gov. Scranton. Cherry Street, will prove in- Scranton announced Wednesday at a 'press conference___________ valuable to area shoppers. The that the credit bill, passed by the House, but tied up in the Z _ lot provides parking space for Senate, would be amended "provision by provision" to make CI0CHTI6.ld POOl Classified Ads 20, 21 Hints From Heloise 24 Comics 23 News From Around World 10 Sports.......... it, it Obituaries 2 Hospital News.....19, 21 Editorial, 4 Social News 3 Today in History .....4 School News' 7, 9, 11, 12 Election News 19 'Clearfield Firm 15 AP Special Reports 5, 8 Area Servicemen R, 13 Marines Bolster South Viet Force 50 cars, with parking from 30 minutes to nine hours available. Clearfield banks and branch banks will remain open until 8 p. m. Friday. Stores participating in the sales bonanza are: Leitzinger's Dept. Store, Penn Furniture Co., Brody's, The County National Bank, The Clearfield Trust Co., Clearfield New Car Dealers, Crago and Cook Enterprises, Inc.. Thomp- son and Buck, Henry J. Brown, Shortway Open For 103 Miles In Eastern Pa. it conform in many ways c with a California law. Will EI1CI There was no immediate in- dication whether majority Dem- ocrats in the House would go along with the amendments. The Republican-controlled Sen- ate has refused to pass the House bill in its present form, saying the 12 per cent maxi- mum annual interest rate it Just a reminder the Clear- field Swimming Pool will close its first season on Sunday. Hours for the last three days 2 to 6 By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Ships and landed a reinforced battalion of U. S. Marines three miles south of the demilitarized zone between the two Viet Nams today to help choke off infiltration by Hanoi's regulars. A barrage of shells a id rockets churned beach areas in vanee. The Communists offer- ed no resistance. More than American Leathernecks moved in to give a hand to two battalions of Viet- namese government troops al- ready in the area. Briefing offi- cers said the sweep is aimed against North Viet Nam's 324B President Gets Minimum Wage Bill allows is too low. Scranton said the California Inc., Bob's Army and .Navy The Ifeystone Shortway opens bill allows 18 per cent but that Store, Mffligan's Shoppe, Cow- today for 103-miles of nonstop Pennsylvania would not be drick's Drug Store, J. S. Raub driving from the New Jersey bound to that figure. Shoes, Smith Camera Shop, state line to White Deer, in cen- "Pennsylvania consumers Bloom's Drug Store, McClure's tral Pennsylvania. cannot be kept waiting by part- Boot Shop, F. W. Wise Gas Co., Eight years in the making so he said. "It's Davidson's, W. T. Grant Co., far, the toll free roadway will tirae for the legislature to fish Shugarts Shoes, J. C. Penney stretch 313 miles across Penn- or_5ut bait on Ms issue." Co., Jacobson and Etzweiler, sylvania from New Jersey to Tne who had -HeydrickJfl.eard and 'incut the G. C. Murphy Co., Kurtz Sta- spring of'1970. tionery Store, Dufton Hardware It has been opened section-by- Co., Sears Roebuck and Co., section as completed. The 103- Best Jewelers, Wolf Furniture mile span came into being with .bfll "nworakble. Co., Sherwin-Williams Co., Smith the formal opening of an 11-mile Furniture and Appliances, stretch near this Columbia Brown's Boot Shops, Public County city. p. m.; p. m. q and Sunday l to Thre in- his call for a special legislative session this year, reiterated his stated opinion that wouns gJJ" did not six hour, the moving again after losing nearly men killed in Operation Hastings in July. The action developed as the U.S. Command disclosed Ameri- can combat deaths over five years in Viet Nam have passed the 5.000 mark. Seventy-one deaths last week pushed the to- tal to Over-all, 238 of the allies were killed and 42 missing or cap- m aimost cxactC Legis- WASHINGTON (AP) lation sending the wage to in 1968 the government-recog- poverty income level extending coverage to eight more workers awaits or girl who passed te swimming tests and receive a certificate _ get one at the pool be- fore Sunday.' j Instructors for the lessons send ri> A Iswt- were Joe Biviano, Sam Dealing, Pam Brush, Judy Nisewonger, tured thc week> while were put at men killed and 34 missing. In addition to the 71 Ameri- UIITTUI.ILUIC. T TIT i i J.n aauuion to tne 11 Amen- He said it contained a serious Wiled, 450 were wounded Market Shop. and Robinson's Men's As might be expected, in view of the economic hopes of the area from Shortway traffic, loophole, typifying what he termed "sloppy draftsmanship" and inviting litigation in the courts. He added: "The bill as it stands would a flood e and Bill Witherow. Those who earned certificates are as follows: Beginners Jay Washek, Doug Brickley, and eight are compared with 74 killed, 570 wounded and 10 missing in the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3. U.S. squadrons pressed the Republican efforts to it back to House-Senate conference for watering down. Major provisions would: Increase the present minimum wage to next Ste8JSSL. Feb- 1 to W-TO fleeted faster Seal President Bring under the act for the first time non-Civil Service fed- some pected. Ceremonies also were set for the Bloomsburg Fair Grounds tonight. The four-lane Shortway, dubbed one of America's most Mrs. Blake Brown of Clear- beautiful highways, is part of field has been elected president Interstate Route 80. Once com- of the Clearfield County Easter pleted, ISO will permit a motor- Seal Society. Named to serve with her at the recent annual meeting were: John Westcott, first vice president; Nicholas Sabanosh, second vice president; Mrs.. Clifford Sherkcl, secretary; and JUStlCC Of PdlCO Mrs. Barbara Donovan, treas urer. All Held and unnecessarily inconvenienc- Lawhead, Candy Davis, Pam ing consumers. Thompson, Mona Beightol, Mark Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 5 two planes an Air Force F105 Thunderchief and a Navy A1E Members Okay ist to drive from New York City COflSOffrfflf JOff Of Cfecfri c Co-ops Piease Turn to Page 2 Col 7 S. Bfiflrfl, 64, Winners Listed In Garden Club flower Show are of Clearfield. in the New Dimeling At Rockron, Dies ROCKTON Arden S. Beard The consolidation of Jefferson Electric Cooperative, Inc., and Clearfield Electric Cooperative, Inc., moved progressively closer last week when members of v T, Robert Marrocco ton, died yesterday at 9' 40 a m in the MaPle Avenur Hospital consolidation agreement had been previously ap- of Harris- at DuBois as a result of injuries Proved by the individual boards age roof Sept 12. He was the brother of James as the date when operations of Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 8 sustained in fall from a gar- of directors. v a v-nnf M 1 1 Voter Registration Will End Monday; Hours Set Jan. 1, 1967, has been set Clearfield countians desiring to vote in this fall's election are reminded that only three registration days remain until the closing date, Monday The registration office at the Court House Annex will observe special hours tomorrow, Satur- day and Monday for the benefit of those wishing to register. The office will be open from a. m. to 9 p. m. tomorrow, a. m. to 5 p. m. Saturday and am. to 9 p.m. Mon- day. Residents of the DuBois area may register Saturday from 1 to 9 p. m. in the Third Ward Hose House on First Street. and Lewis Beard of Clearfield. A sister, Mrs. Edith Belton, preceded him in death. A retired salesman, he was born at DuBois Feb. 17, 1902, a late Warren S. and Beard. He was a member of St. the two systems will be com- bined into one under a new name. United Electric Coopera- tive, Inc. Brookville will be the headquarters for the ber rural electric cooperative. J. E. Nicholson, manager of Jeffco for the past 15 years, Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 4 Please Turn to Page 22, Col. 7 Clearing and cooler to- night. Low in 40s. Partly cloudy, continued cool Fri- day. Sunrise Clearfield River Level Wednesday 7 p. m. 5.05 feet Today 7 a. m. 5.05 feet (sta- Precipitation .06 inch. Clearfield Weather Wednesday low 58; High 64; Overnight low 60. Mid State Airport Wednesday low 55- High 61; Overnight low 57, and high and employes of hotels, motels, laundries, transit systems, colleges and universities. Broaden coverage to medium- size retail stores, bringing 1.5 million additional workers un- der the wage and hour law. The minimum would bring to the gross income of a covered employe working 40 hours a week for a full year. That is slightly above the 000 which some government agencies consider the minimum an average family must earn to stay out of poverty minimum waits A total of 220 arrangements were entered by 88 individuals in the Clearfield Hobby Garden Club's Eighth Annual Flower Show, "Waltz of the Flowers." The affair was held yesterday yields" arT'annual in the National Guard Armory, time basis. Coal Hill Road Mrs. John Chief sponsor Sen. Ralph W Dolheimer, Hollidaysburg, judg- Yarborough, D-Tcx called the ed the show, assisted by Mrs. bill the broadest expansion of J. D. Lovell, also of Hollidays- the Minimum Wage Act since it burg. The award winners were: Class 1. "Moonlight and Roses" first, Mrs. Perry Conner; second. Mrs. Smith Hartzfeld; third, Mrs. Donald Casteel, honorable mention, Mrs. William L. Howe. Mrs. Mildred Rohrbaugh, Mrs. Mel- vin Yeckley. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1 VolunteerWork Freeman Elected Three Injured Stressed By Township Officials In District Cancer Society President Again Road Mishaps HOUTZDALE Tho imnnr. Winburne Soldier Serving at Saigon SAIGON, Viet Nam Army Pfc. Joseph B. Moslak, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Mos- lak, Box us, Winburae, Pa., was assigned Sept. 1 to Head- quarters Company 508th Field director of both the county unit Depot at Saigon. Moslak entered the Army November 1965, and was pre viously assigned to the 518th HOUTZDALE The impor- tant role of the volunteer work- n c> freeman of Jordan Township was re-elected er was stressed here last night president and James E. Bratton secretary of the Clearfield at a dinner_. meeting of the County Association of Township Officials at its annual con- board of directors of the Clear- vention yesterdoy in the Courthouse. Other officers ore: ship, vice president; field County Unit of the Amer- ican Cancer Society and volun- teers in the annual Cancer Cru- sade. Three persons were seriously enough to be hos- traffic acci- yesterday. Barry Lethbridge. 58, of State Villis Baumgardner, Cooper Town- College, assistant dean of the Thomas McGlynn Sr., Bigler Town- of Business Administra- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 River Road Open, RR Crew To Start Nichols Street Job A B 0 Railroad crew will complete work on the River Road crossing near Susquehan- na Terrace tomorrow and start Monday on repairs to the cross- ing on Nichols Street at Clear- field. John Reed, county mainten- ance superintendent for tha S t a t p Highway Department, said that River Road will be open to traffic beginning late this afternoon. Tomorrow's cleanup work there will not af- fect the movement of traffic. Next week, the crew will try to maintain one-way traffic at the Nichols Street crossing ex- cept for brief periods when rail- road equipment is being moved across the intersection. The dinner speaker, Dr. Fred- erick Gilmore, radiologist at the Clearfield Hospital and a Robert Beauseign- and Engineer Detachment at Ft. Belvoir, Va. He is a 1964 graduate of West Branch Area High School. ship, Mr. Baumgardner and Carl Weakland Beccaria tion st The Pennsylvania State to th- Association convention Universitv- probcrt Andcr- inlS Robert ciearf.eld Hospital. H. T> i e Oirord Township; and fer the Pennsylvania State As- They were hurt at 12.30 p.m and the Pennsylvania Division Francis Rumiky, Lawrence sociatiou of Township Supervis- yesterday in a collision be- in f American Cancer Socie- Township. ors, to express dismay at "an tween Mr. Lethbridge's sedan ty, tow now the success of harmony." and the panel truck driven by agencies has hero due AAiiv ..L-T-i Later in the day, the Associa- Mr. Anderson. It occurred volunteer. Acktey, was accepted tion tdopted Nominee Killed on STANLEY, Idaho (AP) Ida- ho's Democratic nominee for governor, Charles Herndon of Salmon, was killed on a cam- paign flight over Ihp wilderness area of central Idaho was one of four men _ was also given t0 or who ing the ,n, w of Act 537, the Pennsvl- State police from the Clear- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 research and public relations Turn to Page 2, Col. I Piease Turn to Page 22, Col. a in front of The Cap- a twin-engine light that crashed into Elk Mountain about 13 miles northwest of Stanley during cold, foggy weather. V. ?SPAPLR( ;