Progress, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
1YGEOROE A. SCOTT, EDITOR OF Education in Focus Instructing The Child from the elementary grades through junior high school (grades a pupil follows a set pattern of learn- ing set up by the state and the school administration. Along with the basic three R's, he delves into history, geography and science, learns to to develop talents In art and music, good health habits and to live with and communicate with others at he moves through the first six or elementary grades. The junior high curricula of grades 7-9 take him from the basic to more specialized study of English, mathematics, history, geography and science, setting the stage for the period in his educational development that to a large extent will determine what he will do in his future life. A Vital Period of Schooling This period is his three years of high school, grades 10- T2, in which he will have an opportunity to follow the course of study for which he has both talent and interest. For many this is the last leg of their formal educational experience and how they fit into society, the kind of job they obtain, how they enjoy life after graduation de- pends a great deal on their learning experience in high school. For others, high school provides the background necessary for the pursuit of higher education. "When each student comes to states the philoso- phy of one area high school, "he is a product of his home, of his previous schooling, of his church, and of his community. It then becomes our goal to continue his mental, physical and social development from this point, acting as interpreters and translators of the good life to promote in each student the habit of acquiring, using and enjoying knowledge" to "prepare him for an ac- tive, intelligent and enjoyable life of self-realization in social adjustment, vocational competence, and sound ethics." Principal William E. Johnston of Clearfield Area High School sees the task of the high school as that of providing even the poorest student with the tools for work, to provide an appreciation of art, music and cul- ture, to provide a respect for his country, an understand- ing of world affairs, the ability to communicate with ethers, to use leisure time and to realize the benefits of physical fitness and good health practices. Involved in all this, he notes, is guidance provided by the school ad- ministration, its teachers and guidance counsellors. Meeting The Challenge How do high schools of the Clearfield Area seek to meet such objectives? Primarily, of course, through the courses of study they offer, courses which include such state-mandated subjects as English, history, mathematics and science plus the opportunity for the student to elect other subjects in the specific area of study in which he is interested. With rare exceptions, this opportunity to elect certain subjects rather than follow a prescribed course of subjects is a major difference between high school education and that of the elementary and junior high grades. Supplementing the academic training are such school activities as student government, athletics, dubs, music, art, drama, publications, assembly programs and social events. An important factor is the guidance program which, beginning in, the junior hfg'rT school's ninth grade, attempts to place students in courses where their ability is best and they have the best chance to succeed. A study of the curricula of seven schools Clearfield, Curwensville, Glendale, Harmony, Moshannon Valley, Philipsburg-Osceola and West Branch discloses that all are offering to some degree or another similar programs of study. Depending upon the size of the school to some extent, students can select any one of three to seven courses of study in high school, All Have Similar Courses All seven offer an academic or college prep course designed to prepare the student for college entrance; all have a commercial or business education course, some with specific majors in bookkeeping, secretarial and sales- manship-clerical; all provide vocational classes of some type for boys and homemaking classes for girls but not all list these as definite courses; all have a general, or as it is called at Curwensville course which provides a general background of knowledge but no specialization. Clearfield has what it calls its "Able Program" de- signed for the student who, beginning in junior high school, can meet the requirements for graduation in 11 years and spend much of the 12th year on advanced, col- lege-level studies. Curwensville provides majors in art and music though its Fine Arts and Practical Arts courses. Flexibility exists in all of the courses and a student need not graduate only in the college prep academic course to qualify for college entrance. Many students in the general course category also are able to qualify as do students in Curwensville's Arts courses. It is possible in many cases for students to take some commercial sub- jects and still meet college entrance requirements, accord- ing to one school principal. French Is Popular Language French is the predominant foreign language offered in the area schools, but two years of Latin is offered in at least three schools and two years of Spanish in at least two schools. Clearfield High's Able Program students are studying college algebra, analytic geometry and calculus in their senior year while juniors in the program and sen- iors in the college prep course studied college algebra for one semester last year. West Branch Area High. School has introduced me- chanical drawing, family living and typing instruction on a club activity basis to meet needs of individual students this year (its regular commercial courses include formal typing classes, of Vocational Homemaking is a specific course at Har- mony, Moshannon Valley and Philipsburg-Osceola and is offered at all other schools as an elective subject. Speci- fic vocational courses for boys are offered at Clearfield in the fields of agriculture, automotive mechanics, car- pentry, electricity, general metal and general shop; at Curwensville in agriculture and industrial at Har- mony in general shop, woodworking and metal; at Mo- shannon Volley in woodwonking, electronics and metal work; at Philipsburg-Osceola in agriculture and indus- trial and at West Branch in electricity, woodworking and metal work. After high school, what then? Well, the number of students going on to college from each of the seven schools runs between IS and 30 per cent, a figure that is much higher if nursing schools, business colleges and technical or trade schools are included, but which is still below the state average. Graduates of the business education courses seldom have difficulty finding jobs and of the ethers more than one might think find jobs in industry end business of the area or elsewhere (81 of Philipsburg- Osceela's 225 graduates of last June are now employed, for This article, the 24th since last April 21, thfo wMkfy Mritt en "Education In THE PROGRESS Today's ChuckU It's said that Man cannot live by bread alone. Maybe to, but have you noticed bow many seem to be getting by on crust? Vol. 60 No. 230 Our 56th Year CUtorffrld, Curwensville, Philipsburg; Moihannon Valley, Pa., Thursday, September 29, 1966 Copies Daily 24 PAGES TODAY Girl's Wounds Described Yount murder trial jury returns to Courthouse after noon recess yesterday. Son Indicted In My yfcffa... Death of Former District Resident LeContes Mills Man Killed in Truck Crash An 80-year-old LeContes Mills man was fatally injured cused of stooting his mother, A yesterday in the collision of his pickup truck and a loaded AM i HOLLIDAYSBURG A Blair County grand jury yesterday de- livered a murder indictment against a 13-year-old boy ac- former Philipsburg resident. Ronald Eugene Sharpless, son of Glenn Sharpless of Hollidays- County Juvenile Detention Home at Altoona after the indictment was delivered. He has been held there since the fatal shooting of Mrs. Betty Jane Sharpless, 41, on July 1 in the family home. Mrs. Sharpless died of gun- shot wounds in the stomach after running from her home. She was found lying on the porch of a neighbor's home where she had apparently gone for help. Her husband was at work at the time of the shooting. She was the former Betty Jane Fauth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fauth of Altoona, former Please Turn to Page 14. Col. 5 coal truck on Route 879, 12 miles north of Clearfield. Dead on arrival at thev Clearfield Hospital was Ralph M. Jury, who State Police from the Clearfield substation Inside The Progress Classified Ads.....20, 21 Hints From Heloise ___ 24 Comics 23 News From Around World 10 Sports 16, 17 Obituaries 7 Hospital News 19 Editorial, Columns.....4 Social News 3, 8, 9, 24 -Today in History 2 School News ...........6 Sunday School Lesson 22 State News Briefs 18 Political News 5 Farm News is Four Are Cited Area Students On Scholarship List Three area students have been named semifinalists in the 1966-67 Merit Scholarship competition and a fourth has received a letter of commendation recognizing her high performance in the 1966 National Merit Scholarship Qualify- ing Test. The semifinalists are: William Amy, a senior at Clear- field Area High School; Melanie Lute, Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School; and Terry K. Kellerman, DuBois Area Joint High School. Marilyn Ziff, also a senior at Philipsburg- Osceola, received the letter of commendation. The semifinalists can advance to finalist status by receiving the endorsement of their schools, substantiating their qualifying test performance on a second examination, and sub- mitting information about their achievements and interests. All Merit Scholars for 1967 will then be selected from the finalist group. Semifinalists are representa- tive of the country's most intel- lectually able young people, ac- cording to John M. Stalnaker, president of the National Merit Scholarship Corp. "From them will come much of our future he said. "These students bring honor not only to themselves, but also Please Turn to Page 7, Col. 6 William Amy said turned into the path of the oncoming truck. Death was attributed to a broken neck and internal in- juries. The other driver, Spencer Leon Husted, 25, of West De- catur, was treated and released at the hospital. Police said the trucks were traveling in opposite directions and Mr. Jury turned left in front of the oncoming truck to enter LeContes Mills. After impact, the coal truck struck an anchor post of the guard rail fence, spun around and overturned, then righted it- self coming to rest crossways on the three-lane highway, police said. It was the 14th fatality on Clearfield County highways so far this'year and one of two traffic accidents which occurred in this district yesterday. No one was injured in t h e other mishap which occurred at p. m. at the intersection of Clearfield's Park and Nich- ols Streets. Damage was esti- Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 3 Red Cross Unit Collecting Gifts for Men at War An invitation is being extend- ed to all clubs, groups, firms, organizations or agencies, and to all interested individuals to participate in a project to sup- ply Christmas Gift Ditty Bags to men serving in Viet Nam. On a national scope, the aim is to supply one bag to each fighting man. Military author- ities have announced a figure of to be serving there by the end of 1966. A local quota of 50 bags has been accepted by the Clearfield Red Cross Chapter, sponsors and coordin- ators of the project. Through voluntary efforts of a group of women, the bag ma- terials have been purchased, and making of the bags is near- ing completion. The latest date Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Hurricane Inez Batters Section Of Peninsula By ROBERT BERRELLEZ SANTO DOMINGO, Domini- can Republic Inez battered the southern tip of the Dominican Republic's Barahona Peninsula today with 160-mile-an-hour winds, whip- ping up high tides over coastal areas from Santo Domingo to the island of Beata. The Weather Bureau warned of severe flooding in valley areas over the entire island as heavy rains spread over all of Hispaniola. Inez already has left 23 persons dead, 500 injured and homeless on iJuAde-. loupe. In a morning bulletin, the Weather Bureau located the center of the hurricane about 10 miles east of the southern tip of Barahona Peninsula, or about 800 miles south of Flori- da. It was heading west-north- west at 12 miles an hour on a course that could spare the rich, sparsely populated farm- Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 3 Sidelights Of Trial Perhaps the rules and regu- lations put into effect by the court for the Yount trial have scared the spectators away. There were plenty of seats in the courtroom for the first day of testimony and when court convened Wednesday morning there were only 31 spectators in the room. Of these, 25 were women. State Police Testify By BETTY HAMILTON Progress Staff Writer State police, testifying in the Jon E. Yount murder- rape trial this morning, said that the neck of the victim, 18-year-old Pamela Sue Ri- mer of Luthersburg R. D., had been cut horizontally and a silk stocking knotted around her throat loosely. Trooper John P. George and Detective Kenneth Bun- dy, both of whom viewed the body before an autopsy was performed, took the stand this morning as the Commonwealth continued to lay the groundwork for link- ing the 28-year-old Yount, a teacher in the DuBois Area High School, with the murder. The victim was an honor stu- dent and a pupil in the defend- ant's accelerated math class. Trooper George, who was call- ed to -the murder scene during the evening of April 28, to as- sist with the taking of official photographs, said that when the girl's body was rolled over, her face and forehead were covered with matted blood, her throat had been cut horizontally and one of her silk stockings wrap- ped around the cut and knotted loosely. There were also several wounds on her head and her clothing was disarranged, the trooper testified. Detective Kenneth Bundy who was present when the autopsy was performed in the Maple Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 4 Melaate Lute Marilya Ziff Veterans Directors To Meet in County The Clearfield County Veter- ans Affairs office will host VA directors from 24 western Penn- sylvania counties tomorrow morning at a workshop confer- ence to be held at Clear Haven. Presiding will be Charles W. Pierce, county VA director and a state association vice presi- dent. Subjects to be covered include new legislation and benefits for veterans and their dependents covered by the new GI bill as well as the program of educa- tion for Viet Nam veterans. Mr. Pierce said the County commissioners have made available a room at Clear Ha- ven for the workshop. The work- shop will be followed by t luncheon in tht Eagles Club. U. S. Forces Suffer Heavy Casualty Toll By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON. South Viet Nam U.S. Forces suffered more casualties in South Viet Nam last week than in any week of the war, the U. S command announced today. The high toll apparently resulted from the hard fighting south of the demil- itarized zone, where American Marines are battling North Viet- namese regulars. American casualties during the week total 970, the U. S. command said, including 142 men killed 828 wounded. Three Americans were reported miss- ing in action or captured. Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 7 Measure Posses Senate, 43-4 Consumer Credit Bill Compromise Hinted By PAUL ZDINAK HARRISBURG (AP) Rep. C. L. Schmitt, chief House spokesman on consumer credit, said today it appears an agreement may be reached this session between the House and Senate on a consumer credit protection bill. The Westmoreland County Democrat emphasized that he has not had an opportunity to study the latest version of the bill, passed Wednesday by the Senate, 43-4. Con- sequently, he was cautious in _ Members of the defendant's family, including his wife, parents and sister, were at court all day Wednesday. How- ever, the defendant is being kept away from them and all other visitors. During recess periods he is kept in a small anteroom adjoining the court- room under state police guard. Sheriff William Charney and his staff, handling their first murder trial, are finding that the duties of the sheriff's of- fice extend beyond serving writs or tracking down offenders. In the case of the murder trial they become something of glorified errand boys. This time the purchases they've been request- ed to make for the locked-up jurors have ranged from sleep- ing pills to hair nets Tuesday evening they even look them on a late walk since the jurors were apparently already seeking some sort of recreation. Rules forbid them from making or receiving phone calls, listen- ing to the radio or TV or read ing anv publication that has not been censored and found to contain nothing pertaining to the trial. There seems to be more chance of reading or hearing some- thing about this trial than at the past two murder trials in the county. The latest news media representative to arrive at court was a camerman from Pitts- burgh's TV Channel 2 He timed it just right Wednesday, arriv- ing a few minutes before the noon recess and was able to get pictures of the defendant Guardsmen Halt Rioting In San Francisco By JACK SCHREIBMAN and AUSTIN SCOTT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Negro rioters and snipers broke out of control again Wednesday in sweltering San Francisco but were put down quickly by Na- onal Guardsmen with "shoot to kill" orders. As the temperature soared to 95 degrees, guardsmen joined the patrol of Negro dis- trict streets with policemen. Another stood by in the city and still another were posted in suburban areas. Lt. Col. Harland Smith, their commander, told the guards- men: "If you are attacked or fired upon, shoot to kill. Don't fire over anybody's head." About 75 per cent of his heavily armed men had helped put down racial rioting a year ago in the Los Angeles Watts area. They immediately moved Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 2 percentage form and not just in Stoltz To Open New Garage At Chester Hill PHILIPSBURG Along with the initial showing of the 1967 Fords tomorrow will be the srand opening of the new Ron Stoltz Ford Garage at Chester Hill. The larjje building will ba utilized exclusively for the show- ing of new cars during the grand opening this weekend. During the opening, all service work will continue to be done in the older building at Third and Locust streets. Ground was broken last May 18, for the new building which faces Route 53. It contains square feet of space. The front part measures 50 by 60 feet and consists of a large glass enclosed showroom and of- fices on the street level and a Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 8 FREE FOOTBALLS! Philadelphia, he did not Piease Turn to 14, Col. 1 SEE PAGE 7 FOR DETAILS NEWSPAPER! NEWSPAPER!