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   Derrick (Newspaper) - August 8, 1977, Oil City, Pennsylvania                                THE DERRICK. Founded 1871 1M Oil Cily, Pa. 20 Cents Telephone HS-12ZI MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 1917 __ _ _ update... Parker Man Killed By Car Up-to-date reports on events tint! matters which kuce made nuivs in the past. Facility Still Vacant The driver examination facility at Seneca, due to open two years ago, remains vacant. A dispute between Hie Commonwealth and contractors has pushed back the opening date repeatedly. Stale officials say they aren't certain when they can open the building and paved area for road-testing drivers. The prime difficulty, according to reports on the project, is the pavement of the parking and driveway areas. The new examination building is located along Airport Road at Seneca. It is being built under a contract with L.O. Bouquin as general contractor, Mccon Contractors of New Castle as heating contractor, Eckert Plumbing as plumbing contractor and Fuelgraf Electrical Company of Butler as electrical con- tractor. Until the new building is opened, driver exams will continue to be administered at the Sugarcrcek Borough Building in Rocky Grove. Pharmacy Is Sued The pharmaceutical company being sued for more than by a woman allegedly given the wrong medication has begun legal action against the co-defendant in the lawsuit, a city pharmacy. Parke-Davis of Detroit has begun the equivalent of its own lawsuit against Glenview Apothecary and the owners of the firm, James R. Himes and George Koerner. The original lawsuit was filed on behalf of Nancy H. Gomola of 217 Hone Ave. and her husband, Jerome J. Gomola, by Robert Y. a Franklin attorney. Gomola says she was given thyroid pills a year ago in a bottle labeled phenobarbital, which had been prescribed by her physician. When asked if the medication, reportedly manufactured by Parke-Davis, was correct as labeled on the bottle, the pharmicists at Glenview said it was, according to the lawsuit. In an answer to the lawsuit, the Erie law firm of Knox Graham McLaughlin and Sennetl blames Glenview for the alleged error. Asking the lawsuit against Parke-Davis be dismissed or directed solely at Glenview Apothecary, the document also asks Glenview be held liable for any damages Parke-Davis is ordered to pay. An anwscr is still due from legal counsel for Glenview Apothecary. Court Action Moved The lawsuit filed June 16 against CBS News for the alleged Invasion of the privacy of a Franklin man is being moved from Venabgo County Court to federal court., A Pittsburgh .attorney representing the television network has filed papers in Vcnango County Court initiating a transfer of thre case into Western Pennsylvania District Federal Court. The court case, filed .for Clare Randall Uhl of 615 Buffalo St. by David f, Brandt, a Franklin attorrtey, asks for more than in damages from CBS. The lawsuit stems from a documentary on sport hunting in the.United States. Televised in September 1976, the show included films of Uhl hunting geese near Pymatuning. Filmed without the permission of Uhl and his party, the segment of the documentary reportedly was edited to make it appear the hunters were shooting geese already on the ground instead of shooting at flying geese as is considered sport- smanlike. As a result of the show, Uhl says he was "placed in a false light" and ridiculed by other hunters. Appeal Launched less than a third of the 67 counties in Penn- sylvania arc receiving federal public works grants, even under a revised allocation formula. Venango County is not among the 17 counties where funds arc being sent. An appeal has been launched by Franklin to secure a third chance for the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) to hear that cily's plea for a grant. More than a dozen other municipalities in Venango County asked (or funds to build water and sewer projects, repair schools and build or renovate public buildings. All those requests totaled in excess of million, Only Franklin sent in its appeal of the turn- down it received in April from EDA. Franklin had asked for some to fund additional sewer lines on Oak Hill and build a city maintenance garage. EDA has recently announced a list of revisions in its allocations, but Vcnango County isn't on (he new list. PARKER A Parker man was struck by a passing car, thrown 100 feel and killed parly Saturday when he slopped onln Ihc highway in front of (ho Glass Containers Corp. plant here Carl C. Shay, 11, employed over 25 years .il Glass Con- tainers, was crossing Route 2G8 lo .1 plant pump house when he apparently walked in front of an east-bound car driven by I fanna L.Geihel, 21, of Parker. Police said Shay was struck on his right side by the I9G7 Duick coupe and thrown ap- proximately 100 feet. He was pronounced dead al the scene al am by Hr Clinton Coulter of Parker. Geibel was taken hy the Parker Cily Volunteer Fire Department ambulance lo Duller Counly Memorial Hospilal, where shcwas treated lor minor cuts and bruises and shock and later released. Damage to her car was estimated alSlSO. Shay, a maintenance man al Glass Containers, was on duty al the lime ot bis dciilh. He reportedly had been repairing a pump in a building located across Route 20fl from the glass plant. He had returned lo the planl fora grease gun, and was on his way back lo Ihc pump house when be was slruck by the car, according lo reports. CnrlC.Shay Carl C. Shay was born August 13, 1335. in Perry Township. Clarion County, a son of Anna Wccfcerly Shay and the late Leo Shay. lie attended Parker High School and had served the U S. Army In Germany. He was employed at Glass Conlainers Corp as a main- tenance man at the lime of hi? death, hut had served in various positions wilh the company over the past 25 years He was a member of. Local 102 ol Hie lilass Hollle Blowers Association al Parker. He is. survived by his wife. Shirley, whom he married December 29. IKS. A daughter, Kelly, and Isvo sons. Scott and Bradley, all al home, also survive. His mother, Mrs. Anna Shay of Parker also survives along with five sisters and two brothers. They arc: Mrs. Annabcllc Sigworlh of Hanover; Mrs Ralph I Fran- ces I Cochran of Kissimee, Fla.: Mrs Jnnn (Ju.tnila) Abrue of San Tiirce, Pucrlo Ilico; Mrs. Philip iPalricia) Pcavy .Ir ol Gaincsvoorl. N.Y.; Kva Shay of Parker and Ivan and Parker RD. Funeral services will be held today at Ihc II. Jack FJuzard Funeral Home in Eau Claire Burial will follow in the Perryville Cemetery Federal Money Used For Payroll Many county employes' salaries arc paid by federal Comprehensive Employmen( 'and Training AcL tCKTM funds, bul now there's n new wrinkle allowing oilier payroll cosls Lo be picked up by CETA. Nine employes in (he offices ol Commissioners Oscar Bodamcr, Lewis Juilson and Henry Mackey and Chief Clerk Raymond F. Walz are paid wilh CETA monies. The group Includes the tlirec commissioners, Walz and five clerks. During the past year thai the funding has been allocated lo Venango County, llodamur. who is chairman ot the com- missioners, says has been received. There's still another ot (hat sum remaining in Hie account to carry those payroll expenses until the nexl cheek arrives in (he fall. The money, Bodamcr ex- plains, is from a CETA Title II grant known as "anti-recession funding." "The guidelines say it has lo be used for maintaining ser- vices in some way." Bodamcr says. "I figured what better way lo keep counly government going Hum by paying some salaries thai bad always been paid by (allocations from) the General Fund." headds. Unlike other CKTA programs, this grant plan didn'l allow theliiringof newpcoplc1 So commissioners decided lo pay their own salaries alrniu; wiih Ihose of six other cm ploycs. Thn Sl'i.QGO annual salary of a commissioner in a connly ot tliis is established by the legislature, bul the oilier salaries are at the discrelion of the county The unemploymenl rale in Venango Counly has declined since first check arrived at the commissioners' office a year ago. The amount of each quarlcrly check is lied lo the unem- ploymenl rate, so I he cluicks have gotten smaller. Still the county has received enough money from thai granl in a year lo cover one of ils bi- weekly payrolls or about four per cenl of Ihc million sucnl on salaries each year That's only a bit more lhan 5 Workers Killed At Penelec Plant ALTUONA, Pa. .API Five men were killed and a sixth critically burned Sunday-when a pipe carrying 750-degree slcani burst al an electric generating planl near here, slate police said The men were doing a rouline turbine washing about a m at Ihe Pennsylvania Electric Co. planl In Catharine Township when the main I2inch sic am line ruptured, slate pal ice id. Six of! he "eight or nine" men on duty were working near the pipe, according to a company spokesman Police said Ihe live dead men were asphyxiated by the steam. Pronounced dead al Ihc scene by Blair County coroner Charles Ilurkey were lloberl C Rupert, 50, of Saxlon, Howard W. Port, 60, of Petersburg; Mack G. Black, 4-1. of Dudley, and William K. Henderson. M, of Marlinsliurg Howard W Kifcr. 61. of Saxlon, was pronounced dead shortly arrival al Mercy Hospital here The sixth man, John ft. Habits, 5-1. of sustained third-degree burns and was in critical condition al Mercy Hospital's burn The cause of Ihc mishap was nol immediately known. The company spokesman sniil Ihe rupture was under in- veslignlion. Iwo per cent of the entire 6 million budget for Ihis year, bul Rodamer pointy onl Ihe grants have been a welcome boost lo Ihe budget The amount is worth nearly one and one-half mills of real cstale lax, according to com- missioners Commissioners have made extensive use of other CKTA programs At least :iO youths are being given summer jobs al Ihe courthouse. Two Mile Run County Park or other counly departments. A couple of crews of labors, their salaries paid by another CKTA allocation, are making i inpruv einciits al Two Mile Park during a one-year proKrajn And al leasl a dozen in- dividuals, from a law clerk soon to be hired lo assist Judge William E lire cue lo clerks in various county offices and mi iisslslanl director of Two Mile Park, are also employed under yet another C'ETA program The staff of Mercer Counly Services (MCCSl, which administers CETA programs in this area, says additional tcderal monies arc being allocated to public works jobs. ff Vcn.ingo C'ounly continues lo successfully use these funds. Ihc MCCS people say, there will he a lot more money available and some new ways Ihe funds can be used to bolster county- operated departments and agencies Teacher Sentenced In Strangling ERIE   A former learner at Strong Vim-ent Nigh School has been sentenced to life in prison for strangling a year-old female sludcnl Raymond Payne, 40, received the mandalory sentence from Erie Counly President .Judge Kdwarcl Carney. Payne was sentenced lo Rock view Stale Prison in Cent re Counly CINDY GORCZYCA CROWNED MISS OIL COUNTRY By last year's winner, Miss Jane Van Dyke (Addltlonatpholo, pageJ) Pageant Held 17-Year-Old Crowned As Miss Oil Country A 17-year-old graduate ol Rocky Grove High School was crowned as Miss Oil Country during Ihc second annual pageant hcrcSalurtfay nifjhl Cynthia M. iCindy) Gorc- zyca, whose career goal is to become a model, was crowned by last year's pageanl winner, ,lant; Van Dyke Miss resides at OilCitynDl. The pageant, sponsored by Ihc Oil City Area Chamber of Commerce, was held in the Oil Cily High School auditorium The event is one of the official preliminaries lo the Miss Penn- sylvania Scholarship Pageant The new Miss Pennsylvania. Lynne Carol Grotc, attended Saturday night's pageant The first runner-up at I he pageant was Melany K. Myers, 17. of Carey Lane, Cranberry She is a graduate of Cranberry Area High School and Mill attend Clarion Slate Cotlcgeinthefall .Second runner up was Cyn ihia Davis. 20. of West Second Strecl Miss Davis, n graduate of Oil Cily Hitfh School, has completed three years al Ihc University of Pills- burgh The Ihird runner-up was 1 >arlene K ay C] reen, 22. of Georgetown Iload, Franklin RD t. She is a 1972 graduate of Franklin High School and is training for a doctor's decree in dermatology. The other contestants were Jean Lucille 20. of Maple Avenue. Jodie A. Stublcr, ID, ol Hasson Avenue and Pamala Jo Oschman. 17, of Seneca HD I As the svikncr. Miss (lorczyca will receive a Sl.000 scholar- ship The lirsl runner-up receives a S2M scholarship, Ihc second runner-up, and Hie third runner up, SIM. Miss Gorczyca plans lo continue her education by ai- lending Barbizon Modeling School in Youngslown, Ohio Al Kocky Grove, she was the arlisl tor bolh the yearbook and Ihc school newspaper She was an honor and principal's list student Miss Gorczyc-a's hobbies are painting, pottery, tennis, volleyball and sewing Her lalenl presentation during the pageant was a displayed and narrative explanation of her art work. Miss Myers, the firs! runner- up, performed a vocal solo during Ihe Inlcnl competition (Continued on page 12) Boy Scout Hit By Lightning Listed As Extremely Critical MORAINE STATE PARK. A Utah scout slruck by lightning during a violent thunderstorm al (he nnlion.il Boy Seoul Jamboree remained in extremely critical condition on Sunday Cal Armstrong, a 16-year-old Eagle scoul from Sanlaquin was in Ihc intensive care unit ot Jameson Memorial Ifospil.il in nearby Newcastle "His life is hanging pro cariou-sly in the halance Our prayers are wilh -him." said Marion Hanks, who presided at a Sunday service of Ihc Church of Jesus Chrisl of Lnllcr Day Salnls. Mormon. A lightning boll slruck Arm- strong on Saturday as he ran for his tent. Severe IhundcrMorms jvcr Ihc weekend dumped :i inches of rain on the 2R.SOO scoulF ramped here Drenched scouts crawled oiM of soggy sleeping gear Sunday lofind Ihc grounds of this IG.UOO-' acre southwestern Pcnn sylvania slate park n pool of mud Orange ponchos and oilier makeshift raingear wen- the uniform of the day again when more rain fell Sunday Olympic decathlon gold medal winner Tlnire .lenner, who loured the silc, sloshed Ihrough ankle-drop mud lo lake p.irl in aridities and lakk (o cheering scouts Earlier, Ihou.sands jammed dining (cnls or water logged hillsiclc-5 lo atlend mlertailh church services. Prayers for Armstrong's recovery were offered al nil of the services "We uray lhal Cod be with him and his family, and that mercy and strength be shown to all of them." said Ihe Rev LeJloy KetlinRcr. Ihc Prolcstanl chaplain general Alcrl reactions by Howard Kitchen of Old Bridge. N.I., gave Armstrong a fighling chance The ID-yrar-old Kit- chen, a memher of (he Roy Seouls of American nnltonal slaff, helped give ri'snscilnlinn "I tlmufihl hr was dead fie u'ns bilk- in Ihc fiici- turning purple. I cleared his Ihroal and assisted other scouls helping him. Then the paramedics Kilchcnsaid Meanwhile, scout oldnals passed out plastic ground cloths lo help keep tents and gear dry About sleeping hags were taken lo a laundromat to be dried In addition, a few scouls relocated lo higher ground Othersduglrencheslo roulc the watrr around their ouldoor homes "We had lo or il would have- washed us oiil." said M year oltl Craig llclnapof Clearwnlcr, Kin "It kind of helped All of us were working (ogclher Inside Today The state legislature resumes work today on the long-overdue stale budget...page 2. take part in Ethnic ctlchralions in Oil City....page 11. Day A scandal that shocked Hollywood is being resolved today as quietly as possible...page 13. Weather Warm and humid with a few thun- dershowors Ihrojgh tomorrow. High bolh days around 80. Low tonight in the low to mid fills. Chance of rain 60 per cent today and tonight. Deaths Milford Ashbaugh of Knox RD 1 Miss Pauline Dcl.ong of Franklin Mrs. Mazic Hawk of Rimcrsburg Martin Herman of Fairmounl City RD Caul I.i'plpy of Kranklin (Deaths on page 12)   

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