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Wellsboro Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania The GAZETTE I n itli YEAR NO 42 WELLSBORO PA THURSDAY AUGUST 29 1974 H on Training Courses Set For i Ambulance Rescue Squads Might Get Federal Grant for Sewage Plant HERE'S A PLAYMATE for you says Pete The Clown as he hands a balloon rabbit he's just made to David Hitman a patient on Pediatrics 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 I love he said and if I can brighten their dav a bit I'm David is the son of Charles E Hitman Lawrenceville RD 2 and the late Cora Hitman Hearing Decision Pending In Court House Case 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 in the ing courses for ambulance and County areas Program super- rescue personnel vision is through a regional The first course would be council based in Elwood S Hochstetter chief engineer for Chester En to cost slightly more than for interested personnel from ty and with representation from tor of tne Bureau ot State and of told him per year to run The present any ambulance association or Sullivan and Tioga Counties Economic Aid made a the smaller rate decrease was system cost about to rescue squad in Tioga County Local coordination of the verbal ot due to the planned operation run last year or Galeton It would start gram is through the Training boro Borough Manager Robert and maintenance expense in- Russell said the average con- ing the latter part of September Committee of the EMS Council L- at a meeting in crease Chester Engineers made sumer now pays per and run into December The Of County with assistance that a grant the architectural designs for the sewer rental With the ARC first course would be conducted from the Hospital from the federal Appalachia new plant grant the rental cost would at the Soldiers and Sailors Of the Medical Staff Regional Commission ARC to The ARC grant would reduce be per year Without it monal Hospital with The 1S help the borough upgrade its the local construction cost but the cost would rise to per cal Staff fth H ty to be conducted in evening sewage treatment plant would it wouldn't have any affect on year Russell said The second course sions of three hours Siven be If tne the operation and maintenance Russell said he thinks project would be conducted in early a week and should materialize it will save cost Langford told Russell construction will start next spring 1375 probably in the Mansfield deer season be free At- the average homeowner yearly area Priority for attendance tendance or makeup of all on his sewer rental fee Instead would go to the Mansfield and es is mandatory The ten hours of an estimated increase Blossburg ambulance hospital emergency room m his rates when the new tions training will be on weekends ment system goes into effect The training would consist with students selecting dates the increase will only be of 81 hours of formal of their choice The ARC grant would pay tion by a physician assisted The course is hot mandatory roughly five percent of the 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 of Environmental Re- work in the emergency a training course of some sort sources DER standards The new system is expected and be finished in Student from Brazil Arrives in Wellsboro Luis Antonio Hanauer age 17 of Novo Brazil arrived in Wellsboro last ment of the Hospital The course and licensing of all ambulance sell said stresses student involvement and personnel The course DER issued Wellsboro an order ay to spe er practical participation rather will more than meet the re- m November 1972 which in effect ot tne American nf npw laws n v i j Field Service program Luis than theory 01 inese new taws requires the borough to provide 11 i first host in mil v 3 no A similar course was presented tertiary treatment Secondary J early in 1974 with 35 of the Employees Donald J and their students successfully complet ing Pennsylvania State Okay ot ments for certification as Emer Credit Union gency Medical Technicians treatment is now being provided Tertiary treatment refines the secondary Field first host 1 Donald J two children David and Carol greeted him in an early TT Russell said Hochstetter said with other AFS students Luis be given the grant when the ARC grant board next meets The suit which has already delayed the construction of the Tioga County Court House ad dition start by at least 5 weeks began last Wednesday when lawyers representing the Tioga the Fontana Construction Co of Galeton made their first Court appearance Fontana co-owner Rod tanella filed a civil suit against the commissioners July 16 after awarded the general con struction contract to Raymond R Hedden of Dallas Pa in June The commissioners bypassed the lower Fontana bid of and awarded the contract ot Hedden at a bid be- cause they claimed Fontana was not a responsible bidder The suit has already delayed the construction start five weeks The court session was not a trial but a hearing held in response to preliminary objec tions against the suit filed July 24 by the commissioners lawyer Fontanella s suit asked the court to reyerse the decision and claimed Hedden s contract is illegal null and The commissioners lawyer Tioga County Solicitor William A Hebe of claimed in his objections the court has no authority to the commissioners decision Hebe and Fontanella s lawyer Richard Rosen of presented whether the suit should go to trial or be dismissed County Judge Roy Gardner of hear ing the case because Tioga Coun ty Judge Robert M Kemp dis qualified himself Judge Kemp said he could not preside be cause he the initial contract specifications and would haye signed the final contract Hebe basically followed his written objections during his argument He said the suit fails to claim the commis committed fraud bribery or corruption or acted arbitra nly or capriciously ia seem ingh change of mind Because there was no such claim Hebe the court can I overrule the commissioners in defining what a lowest respon sible bidder is The court can t be in effect a public of until an averment charge of fraud is made Hebe said Rosen said the court can inter vene when officials fail to make adequate investigations of all bidders He said the investigation of Fontana was inadequate The hearing brought two prises one a mistake in fact by Hebe and the other the 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 Com- missioner Kermit H Moore in- forming Hedden was awarded the contract The commissioners public minutes dated June 17 showed the commissioners unanimously agreed in an official motion to 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 directly interested party Since Fontanella resides in Games Tioga County he is a taxpayer that would use and pay for the courthouse addition Rosen argued The suit claims Fontanella filed in behalf of all county residents and all resi dents will suffer if the award is not Rosen said Rosen argued a state law re quiring officials to bid estimated to cost more than 500 is designed to place some check on the discretion of public officials He said What were saying is that they commissioners i did not handle this matter prudently to the detriment of Tioga County citizens Hebe uho quickly glanced through Rosen s brief before the hearing said he was surprised Rosen called the suit a class action The suit doesn t identify a of taxpayers so it is not a taxpayer action but that of a disappointed bidder Hebe Eyen if the suit could conform with the requirements of a tax payer s action it is really a d i spin sed act i on of a nt ed bidder Hebe said Hebe said assuming the suit is from a disappointed bidder Fontanella should seek damages not contract reversal said Fontanella hasn t sought every remedy of the law and should be suing for losi profit Judge Gardner only spoke once during the hearing He asked Hebe for a clarification of the award status After the hearing Hebe said he will inform the judge of Hebe's mistake I 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 chambers Commissioner Wil ham D Hall attended the ing Commissioners Moore and Willard 0 Smith talked with Hebe beforehand but did not attend If Judge Gardner rules in favor of the commissioners the con- tract will be signed with Hedden and work started Hebe said If the judge rules against them on the hearing Hebe said he will have 20 days to file a complete answer to the suit's charges and a trial would be held Plans for the proposed ing call for a 95 by 104 foot three story stone exterior ing to be attached to the court house Most offices would be located in the addition Costs will be paid with federal revenue sharing funds from the s capital re- serve account and tenant ments To make for the new building the old red brick commissioners building was torn down in June The commissioners awarded contracts for heating and air conditioning plumbing and elec work to the lowest bidders m June Date THO eeks Most of these will be tested of soldiers and ne recommend Wellsboro in September to qualify for registry These students Wellsboro thls week came from Liberty Mansfield of Credit m Washington D C Osceola Wellsboro and the Umon for their Hochstetter said the borough Credit Umon John Dugan President of the Emergency Medical Services Officers of the new CU at Council said that application the hospital Paul Zedack flew on August 20th from Rio De in Brazil and nine arrived at New will receive a letter of grant commitment in late September Russell said Another could be added forms were being mailed to president Gary Stedge first to the grant bringing it up all ambulance associations and vice president Wilcox to the five per cent level rescue squads in Tioga County second vice president Elizabeth sell said told him LUIS A HANAUER to attend college and pursue and Galeton These groups would Jones secretary and Jeff be given priority for the 50 good treasurer student positions Other health related and emergency Membership will be open to Russell said ARC is allowed to grant only five per cent of the project cost As of now 75 per cent of the students were bussed to various points nearest to their United States homes Luis is now at home at the the study of engineering Fryday residence located at lowing his year in the United RD 6 and on September 4 he States will begin his studies as a We welcome this young man her of the senior class at the into our home and community Wellsboro High School and will strive to make this The Portugese is year a rewarding and pleasant do IIV T IU VI i 1 nel could apply for attendance employees medical and dental the updating will be financed the en for on a space available basis Re- staff and employees of contract Dy the federal Environmental quests for information about services who work in the Protection Agency and 25 per the course should be directed Also eligible are cent by the borough The local to John Dugan or teers who work at the hospital share would be million Elbert Legg at the Hospital under supervision of its staff Although the local share would Ext 200 and members of the immediate be reduced 20 per cent by the ARC grant from 25 to 20 per cent of the over-all cost the drop only five per cent Russell said Leon Langford Wellsboro Girl To Be Governor's Guest At Special Event Linda Sedor of 30 Central Those in the Wellsboro area including Mansfield Morns Middlebury Center Tioga etc interested in donat ing items new or used in work able condition to the Auxiliaries for the Sth Annual Pine Creek Country Auction should contact John Eaton at his office 1007 at his home or Cameron at the Hospital These men will ar range for the pick-up of all donations Please search your attic basement or garage Vie need your help and there are two weeks left All efforts are appreciated The EMS course is being families of all of these groups New Principal Assumes Duties at High School As of July 1974 Clifford L Ruland 38 assumed the respon of Principal of the Wellsboro Area Senior High School replacing sick who is now the dent of Schools Mr Ruland is a 1953 graduate of Springfield Township High School In January of 1962 he received his BS Degree with a Major in Physical Sciences from Edinboro State College In of 1968 he gradu ated from Shippensburg State College with an M Ed in Guidance He completed the Pensyl yama requirements to become a secondary school principal at Western Maryland College in July of 1972 During this time Mr Ruland attended six National Science Foundation Summer Institutes counselor Lion Celebration The selections were made from over 1000 applicants The only for the applicants was Brazil Luis however having seven years of English in T 0 a good command Jane Stevens Joins of the English language making Research Institute it possible to communicate with members of his American family and friends This personable young man Tne Research Institute for is the oldest of a family con- of Glendale Cah expected sewer rate increase He hag fornia announced that nnl IT fi T two brothers and a sister His Jane Stevens of the firm of father is a doctor of medicine Stevens Realtors has joined The Hanauer family hosted an the Institute in its efforts AFS student from Oregon last to professionalize the real es year tate industry and has subscribed Luis is looking forward to to lts principles and research the beginning of school and programs meeting new friends He plans The Institute conducts field and office tests in the art of Services understanding the customer and client to the extent be better served by obtaining their ultimate needs rather than CLIFFORD L younger in the state of Requested at who were recently selected to be guests of Governor Miss Margaret 0 Leary and just making a sale Milton Shapp in Philadelphia Mrs Donald Reese throughout the L S from September 4 until chairman and of are working jointly toward the tember 7th Seventy family the Gray Ladies at the end of understanding the sub- members in all will enjoy the Soldiers Sailors Memorial needs of people rela special celebration Hospital in Wellsboro request to real estate thereby The families of the children that any Gray Ladies who haye the common mistake selected will also be guests at not been for some time of the real estate transaction the special celebration which and who would like to resume based on emotion and desire is being held in commemora their duties on either a full time or a part time basis con Notice tact either one of the aboye as soon as possible by call ing Miss 0 Lean at tion of the first meeting date of the First Continental Con gress held in Philadelphia on September Sth two hundred Mr Ruland then became a years ago and a part of the or Mrs fleese a 724.2150 Worcester Mass 1963 I of Arkansas Ark 1965 Holy Cross Worcester Mass 1966 Kansas State Manhattan Kansas 1967 of Iowa Iowa City Iowa 1968 and the of Wisconsin Madison Wis 1970 He also taught physics High School ID more County Maryland from High School Red Lion Pa from September of 1971 to June of 1972 In August of 1972 he was made Assistant that must fall Principal at Red LIOn and served on September the In that capacity until he accept ed the position at Wellsboro He has coached J Basket ball for five vears and Basketball for four years and as a Class for years during his career 954 and 1958 he served Technician States Air Force He and his wife are i he proud parents of four plans now to attend Tonight s the Kight at the Wellsboro High um on September 20 and 21 January 1962 to May I sta Sergeant with the From September of 1962 to June of 1971 he taught Physics tional Electronics Earth Space Science and General Sn School in Adams PS and served as the Chairman of the Science Department for six vears who is in the Mary Beth seventh The high leyel of at the hospital requires the ser of a larger number of Gray Indies than haye been recently on duty and until a new class can be trained for work in the hospital it is hoped that some of the Gray Ladies will be ready to return to their work Many of these women haye given countless hours of service to the hospital but because of per sonal reasons have been unable to do so of recent months It is to this group that this Other invited guests of the special appeal is now being Governor are the Governors of made by Miss O Leers and the thirteen original states Mrs who also members of the enure size that women who for live body of Pennsylvania The served at the Blossburg planned sessions will be held Hospital as Gray Ladies are at Carpenter's Hall in invited to do so now at the Wellsboro hospital The regular monthly meeting of the Wellsboro Area School District Board of Education will be held on September 4 1974 at the Stony Fork Elementary School Stony Fork at 7 30 p m date Miss Sedor age IS is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Was sil Sedor and she has seven brothers and sisters ranging in from 8 to 19 The entire family along with the other family members will be guests of the Governor at the Bellevue Hotel Attention Plesse have Sour newt and advertising Into the office Friday If M we will Monday far Labor Day Thank yon Aug Total
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