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    Wellsboro Gazette {Newspaper} - 1974-08-29,Wellsboro, Pennsylvania                                 TI»* Vt rii sboro  Gazette  i'Lty.    \,}  ((iinhiiiid lutli  |lkn?5firlì) âÎJlicrtijêrf  99TH YEAR NO 42  VVELLSBORO, PA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1974  Ix I'l H ( Ol''!  Training Courses Set For    i * * 17 j 1  Ambulance Rescue Squads OOrO Ml^ht iret r* ecleral  Grant for Sewage Plant  "HERE’S A PLAYMATE for you, Dave," says Pete The Clown as he hands a balloon rabbit he’s jast made to David Hitman, a patient on Pedjatncs at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro Pete, who appeared all last week at the Tioga County Fair Whitneyville, says he always makes it a point to visit hospitals in the area where he's playing 1 love kids,” he said, and if I can brighten their da\ a bit, I’m happy ’ David is the son of Charles E Hitman, LawrenceviUe,  RD 2, and the late Cora Hitman  Hearing Decision Pending In Court House Case  The suit which has already delayed the construction of the Tioga County Court House ad dition start by at least 5 weeks began last Wednesdav when lawyers representing the Tioga County Commissioners and the Fontana Construction Co of Galeton made their first Court appearance Fontana co-owner Rod Fontanella filed a civil suit against the commissioners July 16 after thej awarded the general con struclton contract to Raymond R Redden of Dallas, Pa in June  The commissioners b> passed the lower Fontana bid of $809,673 and awarded the contract ot Hedden at a $854 000 bid because they claimed Fontana was not a responsible bidder '  The suit has aiready delayed the construction start five weeks The court session was not a tnal but a hearing held in response to prehminar\ objec tions against the suit filed Juh 24 b\ the commissioners lawver Fontanella s suit asked the court to re\erse the commis sioners decision and claimed Hedden s contract is illegal null and void The commissioners lau\er Tioga Counu Solicitor William A Hebe of Wellsboro claimed in his objections the coun has no authoril\ 10 o\erturn ihe commissioner'; decision Hebe and Fontanella s law\er Richard Rosen of Williamsport pre“;ented argumenisWednesda', whether the suit should go to trial or be dismissed \V\oming Count\ Judge Ro\ Gardner ofTunkhannockis hear mg the case because Tioga Coun t\ Judge Robert M Kemp dis qualified himself Judge Kemp ■laid he could not preside be cauv he approved ihe initial contract specifications and would have signed the final contract Hebe basicalh followed his written objections dunng his verbal argument He said the suit fails to claim Ihe commit simners committed fraud briberv or corriiption or aclpd arbitra niv or cspncioush la leem inglv unmativa!«i chanpp of mind )  Becfluw [here «as no such claim Hebe sAtd the court can t overrule the commiitictoners m defininff what a lowest respon iibte bidder is  'Thp court can I he tn effen ««■C'frnding-g'ue^iing a public of ftctal unlil an averment (charge) nf fraud is made Hebe «.aid Rjycen said the court can inter  vene when officials fail to make adequate investigations” of al! bidders He said the commissioners investigation of Fontana was madequate The hearing brought two surprises, one a mistake m fact by Hebe and the other the strategy used by Rosen Hebe said the commissioners had not awarded the contract yet He reasoned that since they could still reject all bids, the court had no jurisdiction yet Rosen attacked that statement first He read a copy of a letter sent to Hedden by Commissioner Kermit H Moore informing Hedden was awarded the contract The commissioners’ public nmnutes dated June 17 showed the commissioners unanimously agreed m an official mot;ion tc award the contract to Hedden The contract has not been signed  Rosen then claimed Fontanella filed the suit as a taxpayer and not as a directlv interested partv  Since Fontanella resides in Games Tioga County he is a laxpaver that would use and pav for the courthouse addition Rosen argued The suit claims Fontanella filed in behalf of all countv residents and all resi dents uill suffer if the av*.ard IS not reversed Rosen s-aid Rosen argued a state law re quiring officials to bid projects esumated to cost more than $1 500 is designed to place some check on the discretion of public officials He said Uhat v^e re saving IS that ihes commis.saoners 1 did not handle this matter prudentU to the dpinmeni oi Tioga Counlv cili7ens  Hebe y.ho quickU glanced through Rosen s bnef l>e(ore the heanng said he was surprised Rosen railed ihe <iuit a class acuon  The suit doesn t identjfv a c'ass of taj!paver<i so it is not a taxpaver action but lha! of a disappointed bidder Hebe said  Even if the suit could conform viith the requirements of a tax pavers action 1! ¡s realiv a di^guiced act ion of a rlKfl ppoi nt eci bidder Hebe «¡d Hebe sotd a^«uming I be «uii IS from a disappointed bidder FonLanella should «-ek dam*ges, not contract reversal Hebe i^aid Fomtanella hasn t «sough! everv remedv of the law and «should be tuing for losi profit Jsxlge Gardner onlv spoke once dunng the heanng He asJted  — Make plans no» to attend Tonight s the Vight al tbp Wellchoro High *ichool Auditon urn on September 20 and 21  The Tioga County Emergency    ed through a state training grant Medical Services Council voted    which was awarded to upgrade at their August 22 meeting to    the level of emergency service conduct two more 81-hour tram-    in the Lycoming-Sullivan-Tioga mg courses for ambulance and    County areas Program superrescue personnel    vision is through a regional The first course would be    council based in Lycoming Coun-    Elwood S Hochstetter, direc-    chief engineer for Chester En to cost slightly more than $300,000 for interested personnel from    ty and with representation from    Bureau of State and    gmeers of Coraopohs, tgld him per year to run The present any ambulance association or    SuILvan and Tioga Counties    Economic Aid made a    the smaller rate decrease was system cost about $66,500 to rescue squad in Tioga County    Local coordination of the pro-    committment ot Wells-    due to the planned operation run last year or Galeton It would start dur-    gram is through the Training    Borough Manager Robert    and maintenance expense in- Russell said the average coning the latter part of September    Comnruttee of the EMS Council    R>issell al a meeting in Har-    crease. Chester Engineers made sumer now pays $55 per yeac-and run into December. The    Tioga County, with assistance    risburg that a $200,000 grant    the architectural designs for the sewer rental With the ARC first course would be conducted    from the Hospital and physicians    from the federal Appalachia    new plant    grant, the rental cost would at the Soldiers and Sailors Me-    of the Medical Staff    Regional Commission (ARC) to The ARC grant would reduce be $145 per year Without it, Hospit^ with in^ruc    jjjg com-se is planned    help the borough upgrade its    the local construction cost, but the cost would rise to $149 per cal    ^ conducted m evenmg ses-    sewage treatment plant would    n wouldn’t have any affect on year, Russell said  second 81-hour course    hours given    be forthcoming If the grant    the operation and maintenance Russell said he thinks project  Hohdays and should materiahze, it will save  The ______________ ___... ^ _    ,  would be conducted m early I    . tv,    w  1975, probably m the Mansfield ^eer season w-ill be free At- the average homeowner $4yearly  area Pnonty for attendance tendance or makeup of all class- on his sewer rental fee Instead would go to the Mansfield and is mandatory The ten hours of an estimated $94 increase Blossburg ambulance associa- of hospital emergency room m his rates when the new treat-tions    traimng will be on weekends ment system goes into effect,  The trainmg would consist with students selecting dates the increase will only be $90 0/ 81 hours of formal mstnic- of their choice    The ARC grant would pay  tion by a physician, assisted Hie course is 'not mandatory roughly five percent of the $4 54 by qualified paraprofessional for ambulance personnel in million estimated cost to upgrade medical personnel Ten hours Tioga County Legislation now the sewage plant to meet De-of training would be practical under enactment will require partment of Environmental Rework m the emergency depart- a training course of some sort sources (DER) standards, Rus-ment of the Hospital The course and licensing of all ambulance sell said  stresses student mvolvement and personnel The 81-hour course DER issued Wellsboro an order  in November 1972 which in effect requires the borough to provide tertiary treatment Secondary treatment is now being provided Tertiary treatment refines the wastes more than secondary treatment does Russell said Hochstetter said he will recommend Wellsboro be given the grant when the ARC grant lioard next meets  Hebe for a clanfication of the award status  After the heanng, Hebe said he will mform the judge of Hebe’s mistake  “1 knew that we had made a tentative decision, but I didn’t recall the resolution” officially giving the contract to Hedden, Hebe said  The hearing was held in the local county courthouse’s judge’s chambers Commissioner Wil liam D Hall attended the hearing Commissioners Moore and Willard 0 Smith talked with Hebe beforehand, but did not attend  If Judge Gardner rules in favor of the commissioners, the contract will be signed with Hedden and work started, Hebe said If the judge rules against them on the heanng, Hebe said he V.1II have 20 days to file a complete answer to the suit's charges and a trial would be held  Flans for the proposed building call for a 95 by 104 foot three story, stone extenor building to be attached to the court house Most countv offices would be located in the addition  Costs will be paid with federal revenue shanng funds from 1974-77 the countv s capital reserve account and tenant pav-ments  To make wa> for the nevt building the 93-\ear old red brick commissioners building was tom down in June  The commissioners awarded contracts for heating and air conditioning plumbing and elec trical v*ork to the lowest bidders in June  Auction Dale Onl> Tho pek<î a>  Thos-e in the Wellsboro area including Mansifield Morns Covington Middlebury Center Tioga etc interested in donat ing Items nev* or used in work able condition to the Auxiliaries for the 6th Annual Pine Creek Coruntrv Auction should contact John E-aton al his office 724-ÎCW7 at his home 724-3600 or Iv'on Cameron at the Hospital 724-1631 These men will ar range for the pick-up of all dotifttions Pleate search vour all If basement or garage We nee-d your help and (here are onlv t«o weeks Ipft Alt efforts are appreciated  practical participation rather    wdl more than meet the re-  than theory    quirements of these new laws A similar course was presented  early in 1974 with 35 of the    S&S Employees  students successfully complet    »> . ^1 /.  mg Pennsylvama State require-    Keceive Ukay OI  ments for certification as Emer    Credit Union gency Medical Techmcians  Most of these will tested    Employees of Soldiers and  in September to qualify for na-    Memonal Hospital,  tional registry These students    weilsboro, this week received -  came from Liberty, Mansfield,    in Washington. D C  Osceola WeUsboro and the    umon Administration for their Hochstetter said the borough  Hospital emergency department    Credit Umon John Dugan, President of the  Emergency Medical Services    Officers of the new CU at  Council, said that apphcation    the hospital Paul Zedack,  forms were being mailed to    president, Gary Stedge, first  all ambulance associations and    vice president, Claudine Wilcox  rescue squads in Tioga Countj    second vice president Elisabeth  and Galeton These groups would    Jones, secretary and Jeff Os-  be given pnonty for the 50    good, treasurer student positions Other health  related and emergency person-    Membership will be open to  nel could apply for attendance    employees, medical and dental the updating vnl) be fmanced  on a space available tasis Re-    staff, and employees of contract by the federal Environmental  quests for information about    services who work in the hos- Protection Agency and 25 per  the course should be directed    pital Also ebgible are volun- cent by the trough The local  to John Dugan - 724-3446 or    teers who work at the hospital share would be $1 13 million  Elbert Legg at the Hospital    under supervision of its staff  - 724-1631, Ext 200    and members of the immediate  The EMS course is being fund-    families of all of these groups  will receive a letter of grant commitment in late September, Russell said Another $17,000 could be added to the grant, bnnging it up to the five per cent level, Russell said Hochstefler told him Russell said ARC is allowed to grant only five per cent of the project cost As of now 75 per cent of  cost, Langford told Russell construction will start next sprmg The new system is expected and be fmished in rmd-1976  Student from Brazil Arrives in Wellsboro  Luis Antomo Hanauer, age 17 of Novo Hamburgo, Brazil arrived in Wellsboro last Thursday to spend the year under the auspices of the American Field Service program Luis’ first host family, Mr and Mrs Donald J Fryday and their two children, David and Carol greeted him m an early morning arrival at Harrisburg Along with other AFS students, Luis flew on August 20th from Rio De Janeno in Brazil and mne hours later arnved at Kennedy airport m New York City Following a one day orientation in New York City, the students were bussed to vanous centralized points nearest to their Umted States homes Luis is now at home at the Fryday residence located at lowing his year in the United RD 6 and on September 4 he States  LUIS A. HANAUER  to attend college and pursue the study of engineering fol-  We welcome this young man into our home and community and will strive to make this year a rewarding and pleasant expenence for him  Jane Stevens Joins  New Principal Assumes Duties at High School  As of July, 1974, Clifford L Ruland 38, assumed the respon sibilities of Pnncipai of the Wellsboro Area Senior High School, replacmg \em McKis sick who IS now the Supermien dent of Schools  Mr Ruland is a 1953 graduate of Spnngfield Township High School In Januarv of 1962 he received his BS Degree with a Major m Physical Sciences from Edinboro Slate College In November of 1968 he gradu aled from Shippensburg State College with an M Ed m Guidance  He completed the Pensvl vania requirements to become a secondsrv school pnncipai a'  Wesiern Maryland College ir Julv of 1972 '  Dunng this time Mr Ruland attended six National Saencf .    , „ ^ .  Foundation Summer InsUtut^^ guidance counselor at R^ Uon at various locations Worcestr'    High School Red Lion  Gray Lad> Services  CLIFFORD L RL1.AVD  Mr Rulaml then became  Tech \\orcester Mass 1963 t niversii\ of Arkansas Favetif viDp Ark 1965 Holy Cross \^orcester Mas<i 1966 Kansas Stale Innersnv Manhattan Kansas 1967 L’ntversitv nf Iowa Iowa Citv Iowa 1968 and the Universttv of Wtsconsin Madison Wis 1970  He aKo Utiffht phycics WoodlauTi High School 10 Bslti more County. Maryland from January IMS to May, 19S2 From September 0# 1962 to June of 1971 he (aught Phymc.« Vora tionsl Electronic*!, Earth Space Science and General .Sn ence at ti>e Littlcflmm Hifh School m Adams Countv. I'* and cerved as the Chairm«n of the Science Departmeni fo!' SIX vesrs  Pa from September of 1971 to June of 1972 In Augu« of 1972 he v^fls made Assistant Pnncipai at Red Lion arid serv'ed in ihat capacitv until he accept ed the pomtjon al Wellsboro He has coached J \ Basket ball for five vears and \arsit\ Basketball for four vears and served as a Cla^s Ad'isor for nine vears during hi« career Between lft54 and 1958 he served as an Eleclromcs Technman Staff Sergeant with Ihe l.niled States Air Force He end his wife LvTine are the proud parents of four daughters Deborah Anne who B’lll attend West Chester State Collegp Karen who is in the ISh grade Marv Beth «sevenlh arxl Amv fourth  Although the local share would be reduced 20 per cent by the ARC grant, from 25 to 20 per cent of the over-all cost, the expected sewer rate increase viould drop only five per cent Russell said Leon Langford,  Wellsboro Girl To Be Governor’s Guest I At Special Event  Linda Sedor of 30 Central Avenue in Wellsboro is among 13 youngsters. 16 years and \ounger in the slate of Penn- Requested at S&S sylvania who were recentlv selected to be guests of Governor Milton Shapp in Philadelphia from September 4 until September 7th Seventy family members in all will enjoy the special celebration The families of the children selected will also be guests at the special celebration which IS being held in commemora tion of the first meeting date of the First Continental Con gress held in Philadelphia on Septemt>er 5th tvno hundred years ago and a part of the Bicentennial Celebration The selections were made from over 1000 applicants The onl> quah-fication for the applicants was that their birthdaj must fall on September 5ih the Anniversary date Miss Sedor age IS is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Was ill Sedor and she has seven brothers and »asters ranging in ages from 8 to 19 The entire family along with the other family members »nil be guetts of the Governor at the Belle\-ue Stratford Hotel Other invii«d guesLs of the Governor are the Governors of the thirteen onginal slale^s members of ihe enUre legislative body of Permsylvame The planned sessions will be held at Carpenter’s Hall in Phila delphia  will begin his studies as a member of the senior class at the Wellsboro High School The Portugese language is the native tongue spoken in Brazil Luis, however, having had seven years of English in school has a good command of the English language making Research Institute It possible to communicate with  members of his Amencan family r or Lounselists and friends  This personable young man    Research Institute for  is the oldest of a family con- Counselists of Glendale Cah sisting of four children He has forma announced todav that two brothers and a sister His    Stevens of the firm of  father is a doctor of medicine Stevens Realtors, has joined The Hanauer family hosted an    Institute in its efforts  AFS student from Oregon last professionahze the real es year    tate mdustrv and has subscribed  Luis is looking forward to ‘0 >'s pnnciples and research the beginning of school and Programs  meetmg new fnends He plans '^he Institute conducts field  and office tests in the art of understanding the customer and client to the extent thev may be better served bv obtaining their ultimate needs rather than .Miss Margaret O Learv and Just making a sale Mrs Donald Reese respectiveh Counselists throughout the I S chairman and co-chairman of are working joinLlv toward the the Gray Ladies serving at the end of understanding the subSoldiers & Sailors Memorial concious needs of people rela Hospital in Wellsboro request tive to real estate therebv that anv Grav Ladies vi.ho have avoiding the common mistake not been active for some lime the real estate transaction and who vi,ould like to resume based on emouon and desire their duties on either a full  lime or a part lime basis con tect either one of the above as soon as possible bv call ing Miis 0 Learv at 724-4560 or Mrs Re^ese at 724-2150 The high level of activitv at the hospital requires the ser Vices of a larger number of Grav Indies than have been recentlv on dutv and unlil a nevt class can t>e trained for viork in the hospital it is hoped that some of the inactive firav IjSdies vtill be readv to return to their volunteer v»ork Manv of the«e «omen have giren countless hours of service (0 the hospital but becau<^e of per sona) reseons hav'e been unable !o do so of recent months 11 IS 10 this group that this special appeal is now being made b> Miss Ci Ijearv and Mrs Reese who also empha <si7e Ihat anv women who for merh <ten'ed at (he Bloisburg HospilBl as Grav Ladies are warmlv    to do so now  at the WelUboro hospital  Notice  The regular monthlv meeting of the Wellsboro Area School Di«anct Board of Education v*ill be held on September 4 1374 at the Stonv Fork Elementarv School Stonv Fork at 7 30 p m  Attention  PleiM hav« soar orvi «nd advertistiig cop% Into th« Gaiett« c/flce bj Friday U pMflble ai we will l>e clwed Mondty for LaSor Day Tha.nk you             lA)   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