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25 Nov 1970

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25 Nov 1970

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Bradford Era (Newspaper) - November 25, 1970, Bradford, Pennsylvania A round the Square sunny mostly sunny and not so cold today highs in 20s. Variable cloudiness with slowly rising temperatures tonight. Windy and warmer with Chance of showers thursday highs in 40s. Vol. 94, no. 48 lie Era in depth news today at 9 05 on in depth news Mike Tome reports on the work and problems of Young College administrators. Keep to amp de to 1490. Your dependable news medium second class postage paid at Bradford a. 16701 Bradford a. Wednesday morning november 25, 1970 published daily except sunday at 43 Blain St by Carrier 75c week by mail $27.00 year 15c a copy Era almanac we Are grateful to mrs. Martha of Connor of Kennedy Street for having sent us a copy of the a Era almanac published in 1882. Printed with a hard cover the 100-Page Book is full of local information which seems a bit quaint to our 1970 eyes. Although full of advertising we saw no ads for businesses still in existence. In fact the Only familiar names were l. Emery or. Amp co., advertising Oil Well supplies and Greenewald a advertising menus clothing. As expected the Era was located on Exchange place but at that time there must have been a Row of buildings housing the newspaper since numbers 5, 6, 7, 9, and la Exchange place were shown As the Complete address. Located on the Public Square was a. Mayer amp co., wholesale liquor dealers who announced they were sole agents for Fountain rum whiskey and that the a goods were shipped direct from no state liquor store in those Days in those times there must have been a lot of thirsty customers in Bradford. The Star bottling works opposite the b b amp k depot bottled and sold in bulk Bartholomay a Rochester lager and offered the brew either in bulk or in bottles. The and reassures us that a private orders Are respectfully merchants beware i with the Holiday season upon us Bradford and area merchants Are warned by police chief Robert v. Zimmerman of people passing worthless checks. The police head says that if the clerks in the various stores use a Little More caution they will be Able to Ward off the culprits who pass the fraudulent instruments. All stores should know the person tendering the Check see that they Are the endorsed and also get a bonafide address As to where they can be found if by Chance the paper turns out a collect Ible. Particular attention by store clerks chief Zimmerman Points out should be Given to those who try to Cash a Public assistance or social Security Check. Often times these checks Are stolen and then cashed by someone who passes themselves off As the Payee. Snow Snow Many Brad Fordiani late monday and Early tuesday were treated to their first big snowfall of the season. To some it was Welcome giving indications that the Winter season is Here and that skiing will soon be available. To others it meant getting the Snow shovel out and Clearing the walks for pedestrians to pass along their ways. Motorists also found that it was about time that Snow tires were put on the car As they Slid about if trying to go at any rate of Speed. It made Many Drivers slow Down because of the Slippery Road surface. The City and county Crews were out during the night salting and hindering the slip Pery spots but still the Drivers had to drive with greater caution than they did a few Days earlier. Good stuffers the Bradford Lions club enjoyed a a a stuffing party at the Columbia Gas office on Chautauqua place monday night. It Wasny to the eating time of stuffing though. Instead the Lions club members those civic minded individuals stuffed envelopes with Lions club Blind seals and literature in preparation of their annual fund raising Campaign. These seals will be mailed out to the Public in the immediate future. Lion Schwab was in charge of the session. Lunch was enjoyed at the end of the evenings stuffing party. 4-Mill City tax increase proposed refuse collection rate also boosted housing in the snowflakes a ground was broken tuesday in the area of West Corydon and Bushnell its. For the 50-apartment units sponsored by the Bradford kiwanis housing corp. Shown in the foreground Are from left Edward r. Hus Tea executive director of Bradford s housing and redevelopment authorities Michael Mitchell president of the corporation and Francis Cahill kiwanis president. The sponsor reported that the project will Cost $910,000, and is expected to be ready for occupancy in August of 1971. The site about two acres was purchased from Bradford redevelopment authority for $8,500. Future attacks on pow Camps hinted by Laird in Mem morn Winter preview Washington apr Secre show All of these prisoners in tary of defense Melvin r. Laird North Vietnam that America testified tuesday he recon does care a he told the Senate mended the . Raid on a North foreign relations committee. Vietnamese prisoner of War in the Senate critics of the Camp because a your men were operation said it might have dying in Captivity a and left made worse the plight of Ameri open the possibility of future can prisoners Rescue attempts. A at a time when americans a i intend to recommend every j Are dying in Captivity some possible Avenue of approach have claimed that this Rescue that can be taken to see that attempt might have jeopardized these prisoners Are free men a the lives of american men held Laird said after sen. George d. Captive a Laird said. A a. It is Aiken r-vt., asked whether my firm belief that the lives of Rescue efforts would continue. Our american prisoners Are in Laird said he had no alternative but to recommend the Friday raid on a pow compound at son tay 23 Miles from Hanoi. The raid rescued no one but danger every sen. J. W. Fulbright d-ark., the committee chairman said no one is questioning the heroism of the Volunteer soldiers Laird defended its performance and airmen who raided the son and the intelligence behind it. Tay pow compound Friday a what we have done Here is morning Only to find that living Cost boost biggest in months Washington a the government served up tuesday an unappetizing report of the biggest Rise in living costs in six months including thanksgiving Turkey priced 9 per cent above last years Bird. The White House expressed concern and said it will get tougher in assigning specific blame for big wage Price hikes a probably including the recent general motors a wiled Auto workers settlement. The labor department said the october Rise in living costs of six tenths of one per cent boosted the consumer Price Index to 137.4. That meant it took $137.40 per week last month to maintain a family Standard of living that Cost $100 weekly in the 1957-59 base period. The Rise was a renewed spurt in the nations worst inflation in 20 years after having tapered off slightly the previous three months. The Bureau of labor statistics reported also that while it Road Grant approved Harrisburg a _ the appalachian regional commission tuesday approved a $300, 000 Grant to Aid in building a four Lane Access Road to the Thorn Hill Industrial Park in Allegheny and Butler counties. 8mmnmni i in we Wmk Nam to this Era a firms industries Here will pause for thanksgiving Holiday. Page 3 schools in four county area will close this afternoon for Long Holiday weekend period. Page 3 mums planted from cuttings by Smethport area students in greenhouse to Bloom Jan. 8. Page 3 Stanford a record breaking quarterback Jim Plunkett picked to get Heisman trophy. Page 12. Stock Market shakes off lethargy near close tuesday and finishes session with healthy gain. Page 15 Bridge comics crossword editorial hospitals radio log 16 9 stocks women .15 4 5 Cost More to live most workers were earning less because of reduced economic activity while inflation continued eroding every Dollar earned. The average Gross paycheck of some 45 million rank and file workers dropped 33 cents a week to $121.03 in october because of a further Cut in the work week. After taxes and allowance for inflation the paycheck was Worth 61 cents less in purchasing Power Over the month and $1.59 less Over the year. It was the 17th straight month in which purchasing Power was below year earlier Levels except for the single month of november 1969 when it was unchanged. The Price report said turkeys in october were up 9 per cent to 56 cents a Pound or about a Nickel above last year. A spot Check indicated Turkey prices were at least As High or higher this month. October a biggest single Price increase was a 5.4 per cent hike for new cars. And labor department analysts blamed the recently ended general motors strike in part for the shortened work week lower earnings and the decline in Over All economic activity. White House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler said the Nixon administrations next a inflation alerts to be issued soon will be tougher and More specific in zeroing in on what the administration views As excessive wage and Price hikes. While he did not mention it specifically it appeared this would almost certainly include the general motors wage settlement after an eight week strike and subsequent car Price hikes. American prisoners were no longer there. A it is the Wisdom of the operation and its effects on the prospects of settlement of the War that interests us a Fulbright said. In a nationally televised appearance before a Senate panel that has often been critical of . Policy in Southeast Asia Laird said he Hopes the administration a May count on influential bipartisan support and assistance of this committee and the Congress in its efforts to negotiate an Exchange of All prisoners of War. He said some 3,000 americans Are suspected to be prisoners in North Vietnam. Laird said he first received contingency plans for a pow Rescue attempt late last summer approved continued preparations for the venture but delayed any final recommendation. A it goes without saying that i took into deep and careful consideration the possible effects of such a Rescue attempt on the status of other prisoners of War held in Southeast Asia a Laird said. A a. As it became Clear to me that Hanoi week after week month after month and year after year was rebuffing our efforts in Paris for meaningful negotiations. I would continued on Page 16 Winter officially due dec. 22 is Here in full Force a even if a preview. The City maximum temperature tuesday was in the mid-20 s and the Low was 12 degrees. The state Highway department dispatcher at it. Alton said the snowfall averaged about five inches in Mckean county. The state had plows and Sanders in service from i . To approximately 9 30 ., and reported All surfaces had been cleaned up. It will be mostly sunny and not so cold today with steady or slowly rising temperatures at night. Thursday Windy and warmer with a Chance of showers and a High temperature in the 40 s. Probability of precipitation is to per cent today and 20 per cent tonight. ssh Era photo by Stewart break ground for kiwanis housing units a tentative budget presented tuesday evening to City Council by City manager Robert w. Gehrig includes an increase in millage for 1971. In his annual budget message the manager said a to meet the 1971 general fund budget requirements. It is necessary that the City realize Revenue receipts in the amount of $1,373,300. Based on the present tax and service charge Structure anticipated receipts for 1971 would leave a budget requirement of $110,400. It is recommended that Council undertake a revision of the tax and service charge Structure in order to provide the additional income required. It is apparent from previous meetings with Council that Only two sources Are available to the City for Revenue increases that is the real estate tax and garbage collection service. Quot it is recommended that Council consider i an increase in the residential garbage collection rates an additional $1 per month to add $54,400 2, an increase in the real estate tax of four Mills to add $56,000. This will raise the real estate tax to 36 Mills presently it is 32 apportioned As follows 18 Mills general purposes one Mill Library 17 Mills debt he distributed copies of the 1971 proposed budget and programs which he recommended ground was broken tuesday for construction of 50 apartment or adoption to members of units at West Corydon and Bush j Council and news Media upon Good insurance since 1900 thu Smith Agency a 362-3509 to cars of freight with Yule tree derail Markleton a. A ten cars of an 81-car freight train carrying the National Christmas tree to Washington d.c., derailed Early tuesday near this southwestern Somerset county Community. A spokesman for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad said the tree was not on a car that left the tracks and was not damaged. The cause of the derailment was not known. A Relief train towed the unaffected cars into Cumberland md., for Transfer. King Hussein to see Nixon next month by the associated press King Hussein of Jordan is coming to the United states to Confer with president Nixon. The Young Monarch said in an interview tuesday in ins capital Amman he wants to get a firsthand look at . Policy now toward the Middle East. Hussein said he hoped to see Nixon the first part of december. In Washington the White House said the a unofficial visit is being worked out and probably will take place in the first half of the coming month. The Monarch said a meeting Between him and Nixon was the subject of discussions with carnal Abdel Nasser before the egyptian president died in september. Hussein said his trip to Washington is Likely to be part of a pending tour of France West Germany and Britain. He said he also plans to go to saudi Arabia in the next few Days and then probably to Egypt if president Anwar Sadat is Able to see him. Speaking with associated continued on Pogo 16 Nell streets sponsored by the Bradford kiwanis housing corp. Final mortgage documents and construction contracts were executed in the Pittsburgh area office of the department of housing and Urban development with the following in attendance Michael Mitchell president of the corporation Allan Jones Secretary of the local club Joseph Gigli Otti rehabilitation and construction officer for Bradford redevelopment authority Richard Brandow Legal counsel for the corporation Stanley m. Gleason general contractor George Gigliotti carpentry contractor and Max Dunham who is providing the interim financing. The corp pation said the project will Cost $919,000 the City building department issued a permit late in october and listed an estimated Cost of $770,-000and is expected to be ready for occupancy in August of next year. It will contain 14 one bedroom apartments 26 two bedroom apartments and to three bedroom apartments. Persons qualifying will generally Range in income from approximately $5,700 to $8,000 with rentals from $118 for a one bedroom unit to $154 for the three bedroom unit per month including All utilities. The site of about two acres i was acquired from Bra for $8,500. The authority said the project brings the number of new housing units commenced j in 1970 to 251 final approval by Council the budget will be prepared in Booklet form for general distribution. At its regular session tuesday night Council fixed the dates for required Public hearings on the budget As 4 30 dec. 8, and 7 30 Dec. 15 with the first Reading of the budget ordinance to be at the regu Lar evening meeting dec. 22 and at that time the Date for second Reading and final adoption will be established. By Law comparison comparison of the 1971 City budget As proposed by City manager Robert w. Gehrig and the 1970 fiscal schedule Are As follows general fund revenues 1970 1971 ant tent $1,209,000 $1,373,300 expenses 1,119,214 1,366,088 millage 32 36 water department expenses $277,828 $288,550 he Mem Mem in my h my Council is required to adopt a new budget by dec. 31. Or. Gehrig a messages Quot before detailing the 1971 budget a summary review of the 1970 expenditures and receipts is presented. Expenditures Are expected to reach slightly above $1,119,000 by the years end. This is approximately $62, below the budgeted expenditures. Projected receipts will fall below expectations by about $10,000. It is projected that approximately $14,000 in real estate taxes $20,000 in fines and penalties and $10,000 in parking meter Revenue will not be collected As originally projected. A the decrease in fines and penalties is due primarily to not increasing the Cost of traffic tickets As originally planned in the beginning of the year. The drop in parking meter revenues has been caused by a Large increase in the availability of free parking lots and parking spaces provided by private Enterprise in the downtown commercial area. A major increase of $33,-000 was realized in garbage collections due primarily to a restructuring of the rates for commercial and Industrial services continued on Pogo 16 Council discusses Cut in personnel the possibility of reducing Public works for a study and municipal personnel in an econ report. Omy move was discussed Brief adopted after second Reading was an ordinance granting a quit claim deed to John Bryner concerning property at Jackson ave. And Clark St. Involved in an improper tax Sale some years ago. In other action Council a authorized payment of $8,734 to interstate Ami site $17.7 billion Money Bill passes House Washington a the House passed tuesday a $17.7-billion appropriations Bill As a replacement for an $18-billion version that president Nixon vetoed on the ground it was too big. A 375-10 Roll Call vote sent the measure to the Senate. By tuesday night at a meeting of City Council and probably will be considered in More detail by the members prior to the first Public hearing on the 1971 budget set for dec. 8. Broached by a spokesman for the fire department who asked concerning a a rumours and w w reports that some Type of pm Vorpi for resurfacing Jackson ploy curtailment has been Dis be Between Mechanic and cussed by the City fathers May Kennedy sts., and also $15,115 or Mark f. Rossi said that the same firm for the Witco Council is concerned about the chemical Access Road construct costs of maintaining the entire on labor Force and that a decision i is expected during discussions a approved payment of $735 to be held among the member j from the City a Model cities ship within the next two weeks. Account to cover certain invoices in connection with that councilman Peter j. Pas Agency a operation. Cuzzi said that because the state has been reluctant to approve a agreed to make the san f i Ashing traffic signals at East itary authority a Semi annual main St. And Kendall ave. During certain hours he desired to have at least two parking meters removed in order to eliminate traffic congestion at the location. The matter was referred to Francis b. Kelly director of Erie digs out from 15-Inch snowfall Erie a. Apr Erie residents began shovelling out from under a sudden 15-Inch snowfall tuesday but residents kept a wary Eye on the skies As the weather Bureau predicted another two to four inches later in the Day. Most major roads were reported open to traffic including interstate 90, which at one Point was closed the entire distance Between the Ohio and new York state lines. The storm hit hardest near Lake Erie although Meadville 40 Miles South of Erie received an official to inches. The Erie area probably escaped an even greater accumulation the weather Bureau said when shifting winds carried Inland Snow which might have fallen along the Shore. A respite from the falling Snow appeared in sight at midday tuesday when temperatures in Erie edged up toward 30 degrees. Erie police spent most of monday and monday night Harl ing traffic jams and towing stalled cars out of drifts. At least seven persons were reported injured in traffic mishaps mostly in the Early hours of the storm. A we were almost paralysed a police capt. John j. Hill said Early tuesday a but we re in pretty Good shape the City rented special trucks to supplement the regular Snow removing equipment and Crews worked through the night to open the roads. Schools were closed Early monday and stayed closed tuesday. Erie airports also remained completely shutdown most of tuesday. Kill said a City bus loaded with Home bound school children which had been missing in the storm monday was found at the transit terminal later. A the bus had returned and the children were put on a other bus a he said. A they got Home Safe three or four hours late. What normally would have been a 20-minute ride lasted hours due to weather the weather also forced cancellation of mail delivery tuesday although acting postmaster Stanley Dombrowski said efforts were made to handle special deliveries. One pickup truck Driver however was prepared. When his truck became stuck and he waited for an hour and get free then unloaded a snowmobile from the rear and drove it off leaving the truck. Payment of $113,863 to the Pittsburgh National Bank from the authority a disposal system fund. A voted to file a request for a $20,000 planning Grant with the state department of Community affairs in order to further the objectives of a Model City program Here providing such a plan is reinstated for Bradford. The Money would be utilized for planning purposes during a three to four month period that is being considered under a revived proposal with the City providing certain Cash and no Cash contributions for sharing the Cost. Child Dies from anti malaria pills Somerset a. Apr a child went into convulsions and died tuesday after swallowing anti malaria pills he took from his brother s Marine Duffel bag authorities said. The victim 4 year old Gregory a. Miller was dead on arrival at Somerset Community Hospital. He reportedly had ingested three or four of Tho pills

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