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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - April 9, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday april 9, 1964 terms�?14.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 15 Mckean county planning director Philip Waring right shews Arthur Brown of port Allegany president of the Mckean county agricultural Extension service the annual report of the planning commission. Or. Waring spoke at the regular meeting of the executive committee. The functions and fhe goals of the planning commission were presented. The meeting was held recently at the court House at Smethport. _ policy on Kinzua land explained Warren a land acquisition in Pennsylvania and new York states for the Kinzua dam should be completed by the end of this year the army corps of engineers said monday. A corps spokesman also predicted that the Mammoth Reservoir would reach summer Pool level of 1,328 feet by february of May 1966. These reports were made at a Public meeting in Warren called by the corps of engineers to explain land acquisition policy in the project. Some too persons attended including representatives of Mckean and Warren county planning commissions chamber of commences and various landowners. The land acquisition policy has been under attack from several hotel creditors area planned will meet today in Smethport a meeting of creditors of colonial of Smethport inc., will be held today in the Mckean county court House at Smethport. The colonial hotel has continued to operate. Another member of the colonial Chain hotel Corry which was closed on Jan. 22, will be sold at Erie county sheriffs Sale on Friday april 24, to satisfy a foreclosure action by the citizens National Bank of Corry. Sheriff John l. Coates said the Sale will be held in the county court House at to . On that Date. The Corry Bank which holds a $55,000 mortgage on the five Story Brick hotel is expected to be the major and possibly the Only bidder. Moose to enrol class Hie port Allegany Moose Lodge will enrol members during a ceremony next sunday at 3 . The Olean Moose ritual team will participate. There Are 35 candidates in the class. Heads potato Coop Potto county commissioner Don freemen of Ulysses is the new president of Pennsylvania cooperative potato growers inc. District groups notably the Kinzua Reservoir citizens association. It. Col. Bruce Jamieson Deputy District Engineer who outlined the policy said at the meeting that there is a Channel open to have the present land acquisition policy of the corps changed. But he emphasized that the corps Pittsburgh office could not make any change. A in other words its up to the elected representatives on the Federal level a Jamieson said. Huge project in state Park a million Dollar plus project one of the most ambitious programs scheduled in the past several years is expected to begin shortly in the Quaker Valley Section of Allegany state Park according to an announcement last week by Leigh Batterson regional Park manager of Allegany state Park. According to or. Batterson there will be a new controlled level Lake in Quaker run one that will be four times the size of the Lake at House nine Miles on the other Side of the Park. Red House Lake covers too acres. There will be a dam constructed to impound the Waters for the new Quaker Lake and said or. Batterson a after the Lake comes into being then we will Start on our plans for camping areas picnic grounds and bathing beaches. The dam which will be constructed with both new York state and Federal funds and which is pending action by the . Corps of engineers and the new York Public works Agency is expected to take five years for completion. Although no starting Date for construction has been set it is believed that the work will get under Way this summer. Hie Quaker area currently features a Concrete swimming Pool which during the summer gets extensive use. County Relief standards said below rest of state Harrisburg Are Mckean county Relief recipients receiving what the state department of Public welfare considers a a decent and healthful Standard of living a not so said the department tuesday in a report on a desirable standards in counties throughout the state. T for example a Mckean county family of four consisting of two adults and two children at the very maximum allowance currently permitted by Dpi May receive a top sum of $160.00 per month compared with the actual statewide average maximum of $161.20. Some idea of How the current Mckean county maximum allowance stacks up with the a decent and healthful standards recommended by the department but unable to because of Lack of funds is seen from the fact that the department recommendation for Mckean county for a family of four is $263.60 a month As opposed to the actual maximum allowance for the county of $160.00. A a policy statement on standards of Public assistance was adopted in 1957 As a goal to be reached in increasing Public assistance payments a was soon As first step toward reaching this goal was taken in 1958, when old age assistance allowances were increased to meet the costs of the standards recommended in the policy statement. Effective March i 1962, a second step was taken when food allowances were increased $2 per month for Aid to dependent children Aid to disabled and general assistance recipients aged 18 through 64. The department declared that assistance allowances meet Only about 60 percent of the Cost Ai living at a minimum Standard of health and decency for recipients of Aid to dependent children Aid to disabled and general assistance and 91 percent of the Cost for recipients of old age assistance. County to receive state Road funds Harrisburg a total of $164,580.24 in local Road monies has been cleared by the department of highways for forwarding to 22 political subdivisions in Mckean county a part of $28,390,232 slated for distribution to townships cities and boroughs throughout the state As a whole. The funds represent the first of two instalments for the year under terms of act 655 a commonly known As the a Home Rule Road act a calling for payments direct to communities As opposed to liquid fuels tax payments later in the year made by the state to counties for distribution at the discretion of county commissioners to their political subdivisions. In the present Case the monies Are also derived from liquid fuels taxes but apportionment of the funds is made directly to political subdivisions on a population mileage formula. The funds Are to be used for construction and maintenance of streets roads and Bridges with to in the municipalities according to Secretary of highways Henry d. Harral who noted in a covering letter to municipal officials a now that the construction season is close at hand i Hope each of you will put Forth your Best Effort in helping our common problem of providing better highways for Alt the payments represent 90 percent of the years total the remaining ten percent will be forwarded in october according to the department which listed these payments to Mckean county political subdivisions townships a Annin $8,096.66 Bradford $13,893.77 Ceres $7,-354.41 Corydon $4,091.43 Eldred $8,348.57 Foster $14,-672.18 Hamilton $2,991.10 Hamlin $4,161.25 Keating $15,016.38 Lafayette $3,307.11 Liberty $13,719.50 Norwich $4,372.52 Otto $6,655-.75 sergeant $2,090.75 Wetmore $7,984.90. City a Bradford $22,327.55. Boroughs a Eldred $2,023.08 Kane $9,729.42 Lewis run $1,405.75 mount Jewett $2,422-.38 port Allegany $5,138.72 Smethport $4,776.06. Judge disposes of Over 13 cases in pleas session Mckean county court held a pleas session last thursday with judge Glenn e. Mencer presiding and District attorney William f. Potter representing the Commonwealth. About 13 cases were disposed of including a number of desertion and no support cases. In the cases of Stanley Wayne Moore 18, of 44 e. Main St., Bradford and link Dowell jr., 17, of 47 cottage Row Bradford they were sentenced to the costs of prosecution and sent to Camp Hill Industrial school at Camp Hill pa., for an indefinite period on a burglary charge involving the Riggs service station Bradford. Dowell is a parole violator officials stated and the pair also is accused by police of several other burglaries in that City. James e. Walton 23, of the Kane area was sentenced to serve from five to to Calendar months in Mckean county jail and costs of the action. He pleaded guilty to a charge of driving without a License As a second offence and was described As a parole violator. Stanley Whitney 22, of Derrick City re i arrested Jan. 22 by chief Earl l. Bridge of Foster township pm a charge of Public indecency was ordered confined to county jail for one year by judge Mencer. In addition Irwin Carlson of Kane admitted a charge of operating a car after his License was suspended. The defendant was fined $100 plus costs of prosecution and ordered released from custody. Judge to build Home a new Home for Mckean county judge and mrs. Glenn e. Mencer will be constructed near the intersection of e. Main and e. King its. In Smethport. The site is on the Hillside with a magnificent View of the potato Creek Valley. Judge and mrs. Mencer have resided in Eldred for a number of years. Grease Plant sold Hie Franklin grease and compounding Plant of Mobil Oil co. Has been sold to Mooney chemicals inc., of Cleveland o. Dinner guests retired judge Cherie g. Hubbard of Smethport treated it flanked by member of the bar association guests at the dinner meeting of the Mckean county Squires and constables a sedation held at hotel Emery. From left Are Henry a. Onofrio last instructor William f. Potter District attorney William p. Mcvay master of ceremonies and judge Glenn e. Mencer. Mencer praises Law course training session to open Smethport area crusade Bradford Mckean county judge Glenn e. Mencer of Eldred last thursday night at the annual commencement dinner meeting of the Squires and constables association in hotel Emery Here complimented the membership on their for sightedness in enrolling at various times in Law procedure courses offered by the Pennsylvania department of Public instruction. Judge Mencer told of the advantages derived by the minor judiciary through the special courses in criminal civil and common Law As Well As in motor vehicle code regulations which were taught by Henry a. Onofrio Bradford attorney. He also said that although in some cases the distance that members had to travel for classes May have been a hardship the teaching received and lessons Learned were worthwhile As is evidenced in the High esteem the county association is held. He added that these courses aided Many times in safeguarding the rights of individuals plus the time and Money saved for the county. He hoped that the magistrates and constables would take further advantage of these courses whenever offered. In closing judge Mencer dwelt on the proposed changes in the minor judiciary system citing pros and cons of the argument. William p. Mcvay attorney was master of ceremonies. Sheriff Leslie w. Pendleton gave the invocation. Oldest police Justice g. W. Blauser of sergeant township was introduced As being peace Justice since 1920 or 44 consecutive years. William Morrison of Eldred township is the second oldest Justice of peace in office with Arnold Field of Hazel Hurst and Carroll h. Clayton of Bradford next. New justices taking bows were Lester a. Mcgee Eldred township Lloyd Lauer Kane Emil Johnson Smethport and Walter Taylor Bradford township. New Constable introduced was Theodore Bergeron of the i fifth Ward. District legion meeting sunday members of Bucktail Post 138, american lesion of Smethport met on monday with commander Donald Burford in charge Ami completed plans for the 23rd District meeting of the legion to be held next sunday in the Smethport Post Home. The auxiliary of Bucktail Post will serve dinner to the delegates. Ronald Rittberg was accepted As a new member according to or. Burford who also reported that the membership Rolls Are now Over last years. A cleanup session has been scheduled for 2 . Saturday. Or. Burford also named a committee to study the project of installing a rest room. Santa Reindeer unhurt in quake relax kids Santa Claus and his Reindeer came through the great alaskan earthquake without a scratch. That was the reassuring word monday from the Region i civil defense Headquarters which said it had been swamped with inquiries from children to find out hew Santa fared. A radio message to the town of North Pele is Miles from Fairbanks Alaska brought a reply that All was Well there and toy deliveries would be made on schedule next Christmas. May draft Call reduced Pennsylvania s draft quota for May will be 682, compared with 1,166 for april. Five women magistrates were also recognized. They were Ann Zias of Lafayette township Phyllis Hervatin Kane . I Dolores o. Russo Ludlow Pauline Lamb Otto township and Anne e. Higie Bradford. Also introduced were mrs. Helen Pendleton county jail Matron mrs. Ann Potter wife of District attorney William f. Potter mrs. Charles g. Hubbard wife of judge Hubbard j. D. Arbuckle Bradford police officer Jack j. Mcdowell former state assemblyman and gop candidate for state committeeman Victor Westerberg of Kane Republican candidate for state Assembly and Floyd a. Irons county treasurer. Brief remarks were made by or. Potter. He expressed satisfaction in his duties As District attorney and also of the willingness of his office to assist the minor judiciary at All times. Sheriff Pendleton also expressed his thanks for Fine cooperation of the Squires in properly arranging All committee papers. Henry a. Onofrio local attorney and Law procedure course instructor spoke of the importance of the minor judiciary in the state machinery of Justice. He said although a movement is on foot now suggesting a change he Felt the Best Way to Correct the system if not satisfactory is to make proper adjustment before discarding it for one whereby a member of the bar would serve As a magistrate in a Community. He said the justices today save much Money and time in deciding cases in their courts instead of sending them Over unless because of jurisdiction to county courts. Miss Zias presented or. Onofrio a gift in behalf of the association. Diplomas to the graduates were presented by judge Hubbard with the assistance of or. Onofrio. At the conclusion of the dinner meeting three films were viewed by the More than 50 persons attending. A training session for All crusaders in the Smethport area in preparation for the annual fund drive for the Mckean county unit of the american cancer society will be conducted next monday at 7 30 . In the Harris class room of the Smethport methodist Church. The King St. Entrance will be used. David Pytcher county crusade chairman will conduct the training session for Smethport area division chairmen captains and Volunteer solicitors. The Smethport areas share of the $25,500 county cancer crusade goal is $1,800. Co chairmen of the crusade in Smethport Borough Are mrs. Richard Raymond and mrs. Gordon Edgar. Division chairmen listed division chairmen Are Hilltop of Keating . S. B. Nordstrom of Ormsby. Norwich mrs. Scott Thomas. Farmers Valley a mrs. Richard Nichols. East Smethport miss Beverly Mcgavisk. Sergeant twp. And Clermont mrs. Ellie Simonds. Movie House in Smethport now a Church the Star theatre building i main St., Smethport has been purchased by the Smethport revival Center from w. E. Anderson of it. Jewett who operates several drive in theatres in this area. The theatre in operation for Over 50 years has been permanently closed and will be used As a Church. The Rev. Keith Larson pastor of the revival Center and his family will reside in the apartment in the second floor of the former theatre building the Smethport revival Center has been located in the East Smethport building formerly krafts Market owned by mrs. Jennie Chase. Or. And mrs. William Kerr have resided in the apartment for Many years. Or. Kerry a Uncle the late William Kerr a prominent inventor and industrialist established the old Nickelodeon admission 5c the predecessor of the Star theatre. The letters daughter Hester was the pianist in the old silent picture Days and those were the Days 2,500 seek county tax exoneration a request on monday that nearly 2,500 persons in Bradford be exonerated from paying about $1,600 in personal occupational taxes for 1962, As submitted by treasurer Lewis e. Hullihen tax collector was read and a held for further study by the Mckean county Board of commissioners. The members agreed that or. Hullihen should a make additional attempts toward the commissioners studied the list compiled by wards and commented a there Are a number of prominent residents on this list. A lot of these Are collectable. In at least 50 cases a special Effort should be made by the or. Hullihen a accompanying letter stated a i have made a diligent Effort to collect these taxes and have found them a collectible for the reason shown opposite each the list of requested exoneration. Giving the number of taxable involved and the total amount for the Ward in that order was As follows first 300, $192.95 second 405, $256.43 third 622, $369.43 fourth 446, $290.56 fifth 302, $225.83 sixth 417, $292.60. Reasons for exoneration included on the list were a left City a a unable to collect a a a deceased a a no income a a Small pension and the total of approximately $1,600 represents tax charges made by the county in 1962 based on personal occupations. The amount varied by occupation and ranged from 40 cents to approximately $2 a person a year. The Levy was replaced in 1963 by the per capita tax of $2 a person. Several members of the county Board expect to attend the quarterly meeting of the Northwestern Pennsylvania District county commissioners association to be held at the Clarion court House beginning at to . Next tuesday. Speakers at the session will include will e. Alton director of the department of elections in Allegheny county and John j. Maloney of the William e. Johnston co. Of Pittsburgh. Notice was also received monday of a meeting of the Mckean county civil defense Council at 8 . April 15 in the local court House. Floyd a. Irons county director announced that a state representative would speak on cd activities. The Low bid of close feed a Supply Eldred in the amount of $222, was accepted by the Board for furnishing fertilizer to be used att he county Home and farm. County reveals dates for doling of surplus food surplus food distribution in Mckean county for the month of april has been announced by Lloyd p. Thompson food administrator. In Bradford distribution will be at the state armory As follows thursday persons whose last names begins with g through a inclusive and Friday for those from o through a inclusive. Distribution will be carried out from to . To 3 . Each Day with new registrations available after i . On tuesday april 14, food distribution will be held at the Kane fourth Ward Hose House on thursday. April 16. Eldred new Borough building Friday april 17, East Smethport Grange Hall tuesday april 21, port Allegany Borough building and wednesday april 22, it. Jewett new Borough building. North Penn head in who a who Jack Gaddess of port Allegany president of the North Penn Gas co., makes his first appearance in the current 33rd edition of a a who a who in or. Gaddess shares the debut not Only with recently elected governors senators and other . Notables but with such foreigners As playwright Shelagh Delaney a a taste of Honey algerian Premier Ahmed Ben Bella comedian Terry Thomas and dress designer Yves Saint Laurent. The More than 9,000 new biographical listings nationally Are a record High. Old and new listings total 58,000. Publisher Jackson Martindell noted that Only three out of every 10,000 americans Are chosen for a a who a Everett Engstrom of Smethport is chairman of the special gifts solicitation. Members of his committee Are Jack Pennington miss Ruth Mccarthy Donald Nelson Joseph Bango c. W. Lillibridge mrs. Lawrence Robey and mrs. Howard Wright. Smethport crusaders the Smethport Borough crusade will be conducted by the following mrs. Raymond a division mrs. Charles Johnson capt. East King East Green East main East water and East sts., Forrest ave. And South Mechanic a mrs. Irving Brown mrs. Thomas of Brien mrs. James Donovan mrs. Earl Sorenson mrs. Sam Costa mrs. Alphonse Billitier mrs. Frank Rugh mrs. Edward Shelander mrs. George Brown mrs. Robert Anderson mrs. Dwight Shelander and miss Irene Nelson. Mrs. Robert Palmer capt. Main St. From Mechanic to Church a mrs. Thomas Lemon mrs. Carlton Kohn and mrs. Katherine Anderson. Mrs. Fenton Hotchkiss capt. West King and West Green mrs. John Rose mrs. Kenton Abbey mrs. Maurice Swanson and mrs. Ernestine Mcgavisk. Mrs. Roy Christensen capt. West water St. And Hilton ave. A mrs. Clarence Larson. Mrs. Russell Norman mrs. Fred Milroy mrs. Malcolm Lindgren and mrs. Harold Lindgren. Mrs. William Barton capt. Main St. From Church to High a mrs. Merville Dunn mrs. Katherine Alderfer mrs. Ralph Herzog mrs. Francis Foley. North Street a mrs. Kenneth Mccord. W. Main from High to Borough line and Hamlin . Willard Rounsville or. Mrs. Arlington Dunkle capt. West main St. Ext. To foot of Ormsby Hill mrs. Don Burford and mrs. Orville Toothman. Mrs. Edgar a division Bank . John Gustafson and mrs. Kermit Winslow. Center and South �?mrs. Joe Bango. Willow . Joe Brown and mrs. Carl Anderson. Mechanic . Jake Daniels. Rose Hill . Edgar and mrs. Fred Burlingamejr. Mrs. Leonard Wright cant. Marvin St. A mrs. Raymond Petruzzi. Mrs. Robert Claris capt. Marvin Creek to Bloomster hollow mrs. Dean Cole mrs. Edward Ponikvar and mrs. Sherman Canfield. Keating twp. Hilltop mrs. S. B. Nordstrom division chairman Cyclone area mrs. Earl Holden chairman mrs. Audrey Meley mrs. Donald Maynard mrs. Francis Fuller mrs. Richard Thomas mrs. Raymond Johnson and mrs. George Thrush. Ormsby a mrs. Robert Johnson chairman mrs. Arlo Newton and mrs. Paul Parsons. Aiken a mrs. Herman Cole chairman mrs. Nancy Dickin son. Wolf run mrs. Cleon Mitchell chairman. Gifford mrs. Millard Niver chairman mrs. Harry bring ton miss Bonnie Bryington mrs. Frances Newton mrs. D. A. Pytcher and mrs. Millard Niver. Norwich area mrs. Scott Thomas division chairman mrs. Arthur Gallup capt. Mrs. Blanche Thomas mrs. Gordon Burdick mrs. Everett Thomas mrs. Peter Rossi and mrs. Ben Benson. Formers Volley area mrs. Richard Nichols division chairman mrs. Robert Bigley mrs. Herman Taylor mrs. John Brown mrs. William Simms mrs. Leland Nobles mrs. James Adair mrs. Dean Bickford mrs. George Peterson mrs. Harry Masten and William of Brien. Sergeant mrs. Tillie Simonds division chairman Clermont mrs. Edward Carlson and mrs. Richard Rifle. Kasson and Bloomster hollow a mrs. John Brooks. East Smethport miss Beverly Mcgavisk division chairman miss Eva Jane Hauck mrs. Walter Kleisath mrs. Robert Barr mrs. Jennie Cleveland mrs. Maynard Swort and Mina Carol Ruggles

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