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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - April 4, 1968, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county s picture newspaper established 1858mckean county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper published in the county seat of Mckean county a. Volume no. To Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday april 4, 1968 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 14 $12,000 education Survey is planned Ridgway a associated Edu study of the higher educational cation consultants of Pittsburgh needs for the counties of my were appointed Here thursday night to make a comprehensive Eldred a unique viaduct listed for replacement a new viaduct Ovar the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks and Alleghany River at Eldred is one of the projects to be Quot expedited Quot by the Pennsylvania department of highways this year. Cost of the Eldred Bridge and approaches is estimated it $775/000. The Eldred viaduct is said to be one of two in the entire world which have a Highway intersection in the Middle. The Duff town Road intersects with the Eldred Duke Center Highway in the Middle of the Eldred Bridge. Included in other Mckean county projects this years is the replacement of a Bridge Over tuna Creek on Kendall ave. In Bradford at an estimated Cost of $252,000 and the repaving of South main Street in port Allegany. Hearing slated in Smethport labor question Kean Elk Cameron and Potter. It will Cost $12,000. The appointment was made during a meeting of educational and Industrial and business representatives from the four counties at the Ridgway area High school Library. About 37 attended. The study will be conducted by or. James s. Snoke assistant superintendent of Allegheny county schools. It is to be completed by june 15, the committee specified. Four areas will be studied in the Survey. These include a plans of High school students for higher education. A needs of adults for continuing education in the area. A needs of labor and Industry for continuing and higher education. A analysis of the three areas of need. This in turn will give the committee a picture of the higher educational needs of the four county area it was explained. Or. Arvid Baker of port Allegany retired director of research and development for Pittsburgh Corning Glass co., chairman of the group conducted the meeting. Or. Maxwell Jarvis an official of the Pittsburgh based research firm explained the Survey to the committee members. Bids Are slated on Smethport Schannel project sealed bids for unit 2 of the Smethport flood control Channel improvement project on Marvin Creek will be accepted until 2 . Today at Harrisburg according to an announcement by the Pennsylvania department of forests and Waters. The second phase of the project will carry the Channel improvement from Nelson St. To Marvin St. No Cost has been revealed but the project is being funded under a 90-10 per cent Borough state policy. Unit i of the project carried the work from the Junction of Marvin and potato creeks to the Nelson St. Bridge last year. Or. Baker explained How a hearing has been set for 11 the informational brochure on . Wednesday april 17 to de the plan will be distributed to Termine the Union status of cer business and Industry. Various Tain of the Smethport Borough employees members of the Borough Council were informed during a meeting monday night. Council Secretary Andrew Hileman read a letter from the Pennsylvania labor relations Board which stated that the International brotherhood of electrical workers local 1319, of Wilkes Barre had raised the question of who represents Borough employees working As linemen and labourers. The hearing will be held in the grand jury room of the courthouse or. Hileman said. Or. Hileman also told Council that two traffic lights which must be installed in the Borough a meeting by Jan. I 1969, will Cost $2,930, not including installation. He also was told to gather data on Side Street traffic control. County chairmen will have charge of distribution he said. The $12,000 Cost of the Survey will be financed through titles Iii and in of the Federal elementary and secondary education act. It was explained that 12 of the 14 school districts in the four county North Central Region group belong to the regional instructional materials Center in Smethport which is a title in project. This Center recently was granted a Federal funds to conduct a regional planning project or. Robert Stromberg director of the Center said. A discussion period followed Corydon twp. Rte. 346 bids due april 26 Harrisburg a bids will be sought again on april 26 for reconstruction of 2.42 Miles of to 346 in Corydon township Mckean county according to rep. Victor j. Westerberg and state sen. Richard c. Frame. The proposed project is located approximately four Miles East of the Mckean Warren county line thence in an Easterly direction. The Roadway would be 24 feet wide and of Biumi Ain n j Nous Concrete the project also Cross e involves construction of four w a a a new Highway garage bids slated Harrisburg rep. Victor j. Westerberg was notified by state highways Secretary Robert Bartlett that the department of property and supplies will receive sealed proposals april to for construction of a new Highway office and main county plans for primary announced cancer Kickoff annual Mckean county unit cancer crusade Kickoff meeting for its Advance gifts division was held monday night at Bradford National Bank. From left Are William Tate Mckean county chairman and Robert Fuoco Bradford area chairman. The crusade continues throughout april. Photo by Stewart area Itoman receives 24 pints of re blood negligence ruled in double fatal Accident tenancy building for Mckean county. The new building will be located in Lafayette township and will replace the present maintenance facility of Sheet Metal and Frame structures located on a 4.06 acre plot just outside Smethport Borough. Plans Call for Brick construction on 14.6 acres of land about seven Miles West of Smethport on or 42007. This is familiarly known As the Bingham rd., Between Cyclone and it. Alton. The area is East of the Bradford regional Airport. Total Square footage will be 37,000, the area to be divided into 3,000 Square feet of office space 20,000 for garage facilities and 14,000 of shop and storage space. Among other facilities or. Westerberg was told if the a self contained paint Spray Booth to permit painting of equipment for other counties in District two at the Lafayette township i location. A considerable portion of the plot will be graded and paved and parking will be provided in marked off areas for office garage and shop personnel As Well As for visitors. Outside lighting and drives will be provided for stockpiles j and storage at the rear of the building. Jee n v to Ifor a human usually unhinged Over Willow Creek with1 Mcnown a a a aug Uijun alternate superstructures. On March 8, the state highways department considered bids for 16 projects. However no bid was received at that time for the to 346 Job when the state said the project involved mrs. Donald Mckinsey of. Hb11 Colegrove underwent open heart three Bridges Over Willow Creek surgery last week in the Buffalo and one Over the South Fork of general Hospital that Stream. Council expressed its thanks to Lawrence c. Robey who it was reported spent More than three months securing releases on property for the Smethport Channel improvement unit 2. Council noted he worked without . Council was told that payments from electric customers for february totalled $13,720, and voted to Transfer $5,000 from the electric fund to the general fund. Pilot swims away from plane crash Warren a. A Butler county Man crashed his Small plane in the Allegheny River sunday and waded ashore without serious injury. Two teenagers Hurt in mishap at Walkertown one teen Ager was admitted and another was treated at Bradford Hospital late Friday night following a one car Accident at Walkertown near Duke Center. State police at Kane were notified of the mishap. The Hospital said Barbara Downey 16, of Duke Center is in the Hospital with a fracture of the left femur. 23rd annual area feb Field meet set for May 7 Bankers and business executives from Mckean Cameron Clearfield Elk and Potter counties will be on hand at 6 . May 7, in the pen Hills club for a look at current economic matters. The occasion will be the 23rd annual Field meeting for this area of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. General program title is a a a certain restlessness a a questioning a based on a quote from president Johnson on Jan. I. In the Field of business president Karl r. Bopp said discussion by Federal Reserve a Philadelphia a officials will treat on the degree of inflation to be expected in 1968 and what can be done what a new look at the economic Outlook suggests for government spending Kane special a a Coro Nesses it is our opinion that nerds jury ruled Here tuesday the said Samuel Mckinney is. A get that two Kane girls killed guilty of Gross in a a if if a Auto Obilt Accident on among the witnesses were Isusi a 3 who 219 March 22 As state troopers Brian Armstrong i. Ftp a sult of a Gross Snebli Sencey a and John Suhanich of the Kane As a result of this Case history the part of Samuel Mckinney substation. Mrs. Darla Nelson 19, of Smithfield ave., Kane. Of Kane miss Charlotte Rimes the two girls were Debra and a Quot a Elk Giordano of Lewis Smouse. Is and Nancy Boc re a a a a mrs up Tny he 0 Decker 15, both of Kane. A Lew ski and Charles my i _ Kinney a brother of the Denver. Mrs Mckinsey was in the impaled by a James a a a of operating room nine hours and of county cloner Gale Smith t rep,.csentcd Samuel 35 minutes during this time Horent Cheju of muted Mckinney who also testified she received pint of Bood f1jji Quot an. Mgt of a Wrilen statement from contributed by the american tank of Ger a in a eng a Dennis Rimes the fourth a of Floross in Sll Vlasi Enger in the Mckinney car was sex husband and William Gilmore. It was reported that the worn Wasu held at he an was removed from the in to in nos a Ray Tensive care department of the Hospital on monday and her condition is satisfactory. Read into the record. He is still a patient in Bradford Hospital undergoing treatment for injuries suffered in the Accident. Man jailed in default of paying $25 Fine William Dennis Cobb 25, of and death was instantaneous. The jury found that Quot Debra Ray Smouse came to her death at approximately 11 30 . On March 22in a wooded area along route 219 approximately seven Miles South of Lewis run at arraignments before two As a result of a fractured Skull Bradford magistrates Friday on charges of being implicated with Bradford Man held in county jail Bolivar drive was committed to the Mckean county jail at Smethport thursday by police the jury ruled that Quot Nancy Boedecker came to her death at approximately 12 20 . Set Bond Sale quota state police said h. William went out of control. Dorow 36, of it. I Valencia made two unsuccessful passes trying to land at Warren Airport then crashed on the third try. Or. Dorow suffered lacerations of the Chin and Scalp police said twit otherwise was unhurt. She was a passenger in a car and taxes and business trends driven by Nancy Kennemuth for the a enigmatic 16, also of Duke Center who for business spending and for was treated for a Scalp Lacera France of payments Tion. Also on the Agenda will be the Hospital said the car re views on economic discipline on Portelly struck a bump and five important and current is sues recession debt Gold foreign Aid and poverty. Feb officials will also the . Government Hopes treat merger philosophy truth to sell $508 million Worth of i lending disintermediation re savings Bonds in Pennsylvania this year. This is an increase serve requirements a some of the areas of Money and Bank of $52 million Over the 1967 i affected by proposed Legisla quota for the state. Kinzua Bridge Park bids due Harrisburg bids will be opened Here at i . May 8 for the first phase of the development of Kinzua Bridge state Park in Mckean county. The state is building a Park around the High level Iron Railroad Bridge which when it was built in the 19th Century was dubbed Quot the eighth wonder of the the Bridge spans the Kinzua Creek Gorge near Kush Equa. The first phase of development will be concentrated in the Valley under the Bridge. Specifications Call for proposals to build a Comfort station foundation and supports for an Entrance sign Road Gate and foundation drinking Fountain guard Fence and paths. The allocation is $27,425. This lower Section of the Park is accessible through it. Jewett on the Kush Equa Road. Later plans Call for development of the upper Section of the Park on the South which is reached via Lindholm and on the North where the old Erie Railroad right of Way state officials have indicated might be used As the bed for an Access Highway from it. Alton. The old Bridge is no longer used by trains and was scheduled to be torn Down when Bills were presented in the legislature to make it the Centrepiece of a state Park. Tion regulation and by banking. Editor is speaker at county bankers9 meet Gilbert stinger managing editor of the Olean . Times Herald was guest speaker at the March meeting of the Mckean county Bankers association wednesday evening of last week at the american legion Home in Eldred. Or. Stinger was introduced by Fred Loop vice president of the first National Bank in Eldred. The Eldred Bank was the Host for the evening. Magistrate Carroll h. Clayton i March 23. When she was at Bradford in default of a $251 pronounced dead on arrival at Fine on disorderly conduct and i Bradford Hospital due to a Skull resisting arrest charges. Cobb was also arraigned before Justice of the peace Roland Magee of Sawyer City on malicious mischief charges in connection with breaking a door. He was released after making restitution. Quot these fatal injuries occurred a the jury report continued Quot when the two deceased r. Sica for two others. He was were passengers in an Auto held in each instance in $500 cashing several forged checks James Hook of Holley ave., waived preliminary hearing and was held for the next term of criminal court of Mckean county at Smethport. The Bradford Young Man appeared before Alderman Carroll h. Clayton for two counts and before Alderman Frederick details of the april 23 primary were discussed and acted upon by the Mckean county commissioners at their regular meeting monday morning at the court House in Smethport. The commissioners voted to place advertisements in area newspapers beginning on april 18, listing All election issues As they will appear on the ballots. Also listed in the advertisements will be polling places. Instructions for advertising Are disseminated by the Pennsylvania department of state. Costs Are paid from county funds. Extra voting machine inspectors will be required at polling places having More than one machine. The commissioners voted to reappoint the inspectors a subject to their acceptance a who served in the last elections. An agreement to rent a polling place at Lantz Corners Milci rfcs cd i in in Hamlin township was sign. ,. De by the commissioners. The with a whilst new polling place there will be mu1 do due the big level Motel which will a 32. Year old Shinglehouse replace the formerly used Alex an who was unable t0 Huber residence there vide $500 bail was looked up in in other business the com be Mckean county jail last uni Mooers approved Payr nem o week t0 await rial in a charge a Bill of $750 from the Oak Hill m assault and a t cemetery at Bradford. This an state to inc from Kane arrest. Nual allotment is for the care yrs dons Lanora Fuller of grave of Veteran. Ajer purges were preferred by also approved was payment her sex husband Donald Houston of $2,500 to the Bradford print peace who resides in the Ceres ing co. For printing 3,000 copies arca. Of an 80-Page Booklet entitled mrs. Fuller shot Donald who Quot Mckean county a Pennsylvania a Seneca demands for the booklets which i Hall fired from a Shotgun feature several four color pie a approximately a year ago during Tores has been Strong and the a quarrel commissioners decided to con mrs. Fuller was arraigned be Sider contracting for a second fore a Ceres Justice of the peace printing. As the result of the latest argue it was decided that Mckean ment. County would Send at least one was her husband at the time through the leg with a pumpkin a Mobile owned and driven by Samuel Mckinney. Upon hearing testimony of various wit Hal Bonds. Constable Lynn Swartz took the defendant to the Smethport jail. I ii Ullin no no min Erie nixes Lake drilling mayor Louis Tullio of Erie has warned gov. Raymond p. Shafer that he will Institute a taxpayers suit if the state goes ahead with plans to lease off Shore Oil and Gas Well drilling Sites in Lake Erie. New civil defense equipment Mckean county Shariff l. W. Quot Tom Quot Pendleton is pictured Reading a test message received Over a newly installed teletypewriter from the state Council of civil defense at Harrisburg. The teletypewriter is one of Many such machines now operating throughout the state and capable of receiving and sending messages. The teletypewriter will be used for rapid communication in the event of National state or local emergencies. The sheriff says that someone from his department will always be on duty near the teletypewriter and will be Able to relay information received on it to appropriate agencies. Photo by Frazier representative to a state sponsored mental health mental retardation program at Harrisburg april 18 and 19. 18 acre grass fire quelled at Eldred an 18 acre grass and Brush fire which started at la . Last thursday in the Viko Heights area had to be kept under watch All night due to Quot hot spots which kept reappearing. The Eldred township Volunteer fire department answered the Call and had the fire under control by 2 . On the scene were Harvey Fox fire inspector of Mckean county along with Clifford Shallin of port Allegany and Richard Tanner of Smethport who Are fire wardens. Allegheny posts february traffic increase Here Allegheny airlines served 5,593 passengers during february at Bradford regional Airport up 14 per cent from the february 1967, total of 4,913, John Kiehl customer service manager announced. Boardings of air mail freight and express Here showed increases rising from 117,967 pounds during february 1967 to 126,683 pounds in the same month this year. Allegheny completed 366 of its scheduled flights Here during february for a 97 per cent operating performance. Educational radio plan being eyed for District a Quot Survey of attitudes of the population in Mckean. Potter Elk and Cameron counties is being conducted in an Effort to determine whether there is a need for an educational radio station in the area. According to Harry Bowers superintendent of the Smethport area school District the Survey is being financed by funds provided by the elementary and secondary education act. Programming would include education courses for children and adults athletic events local and National entertainment and cultural and Public affairs broadcasts. Taking soundings Here for the proposed radio station is Alan Freedman a former pro to stations in Hershey pa., and Ducer director Tor educational 4 Portland Ore. By Allan Freedman

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