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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - April 9, 1970, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 Mckean county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper i it a published in the county seat of Mckean county a volume no. 112 Ovir a Century or service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday april 9, 1970 terms Sam per year single copy�?10c no. 15 courthouse staff honors Mencer approximately 90 Mckean county officials and employees gathered at the court House la Smethport on tuesday afternoon to Honor president judge Glenn e. Mencer recently appointed a member of the new Commonwealth court by governor Shafer. A gift was presented judge Mencer by c. F. Fait county superintendent of schools in behalf of courthouse personnel and judge Mencer spoke. Mrs. Mencer received Flowers. Refreshments were served with mrs. Mary Mccloskey and mrs. Fred Hallstrom presiding. The affair was sponsored by mrs. James c. Cawley and miss Marion Helenbrook of the judge s staff assisted by mrs. Paul tingling miss Vera Conley mrs. Gordon comes and mrs. Carl Peterson. Judge Mencer will receive the oath of office and assume his new duties on april is. M m m sess i with my am Quot Mumm Mumm Grange to observe 100th anniversary april 12-18 Harrisburg a change continues to be the watchdog of the Grange As elsewhere but some of the objectives that marked its founding More than a Century ago will figure importantly in Grange week Observance throughout the Commonwealth april 12 to 18, a. Wayne read a proclamation Grange week april 12-18 whereas the Grange has been a Strong Factor in the development of sound moral economic and social life in Mckean county and throughout Rural America and whereas the Grange has operated successfully for 108 years in the United states and for nearly a Century in Pennsylvania and whereas the Grange is the oldest and largest farm family fraternity in both state and Union with a total enrolment of Over a half million a nearly 60,000 in the Commonwealth and whereas it functions through its members As a a a grassroots non profit Community service organization whereas its efforts to preserve wholesome family life achieve fair economic treatment in the marketplace and promote desirable social patterns still urgently needed and whereas the period of april 12 to 18 has been designated Grange week in Pennsylvania As a time to Salute All Grange members and for focusing on Grange activity at All Levels subordinate Pomona and state now therefore we the Mckean county commissioners proclaim Grange week april 12-18, in Mckean county and Call upon All citizens to give appropriate recognition to this significant occasion. Signed Russell j. Weston Raymond j. Curtis Loretta Harrington Mckean county commissioners Inger state master said today. Grange week Readinger said will signal the Start of a number of projects Many of them related to leadership citizenship and Community service with continuing emphasis on Freedom and responsibility in private and Public life a fair and equitable tax program and conservation of natural resources. Leadership within the order and for agriculture and Public life will be stressed Readinger said in the annual Grange leadership school at Gettysburg College in june and later at youth and Junior Grange encampments. Talent competitions will afford training for youths and adults interested in music painting photography baking sewing and other arts. Nearly 1,000 women including non Grange members will compete in garment making and needlecraft contests that Are designed to renew interest in these Domestic arts. Readinger and other state officials soon will have completed a series of thirty eight regional meetings at which they and their counterparts in subordinate and Pomona bodies to fashion a statewide Grange program that is suited to needs at the a grass roots level. A a Pride in Pennsylvania face lifting project for Grange premises and Public properties with paint up fix up Plant up themes and a Granger of the year recognition for outstanding service Are to be repeated. Both attracted wide attention in i960 when they were first introduced. Airport authority asks Mohawk to serve area a Bradford regional Airport authority committee headed by Warren county commissioner Blain m. Mead is gathering data to Back up its request that Mohawk airlines become the police problems studied by Law enforcement unit port s oldest built Between 1825 end 1829, the Lillibridge House stands within a Hundred feet of its original site on Mill St. The House was moved to its present siting on Pearl St. Ext. Around the turn of the Century. Pions Are underway to re store the Borough s oldest House end convert h to a museum. The front porch is an addition to Tho original Structure that was not Only a family Homo but sometime Church tavern end inn during this area s Early times. Photo by Rogge port Allegany a oldest House seeking new life As museum of Community a history and culture scholarship to be Given to 0-e student the Otto Eldred scholarship committee sunday voted to award a $500 scholarship to an Otto Eldred High school student according to Edward Harrington elementary supervisor of the Otto Eldred schools who conducted the meeting. Or. Harrington said the committee hoped to be Able to name the recipient by May 15. Lawrence Miller was elected chairman of the group during the meeting. Or. Harrington said the scholarship was made possible by contributions from individuals and civic clubs of the Otto Eldred area. He said that interested High school seniors should make application by May i and that application forms would be available at the Otto Eldred High school Counselor a office. On the committee were mrs. Ralph Sweitzer of Duke Center mrs. William Shaffer and mrs. William Leffler both of Eldred. Next meeting will be Beld at 2 30 . May 3 at the Borough school. Bartenders arrested Warren Borough and state police arrested bartenders at the eagles club and Marconi club in downtown Warren thursday in raids that resulted from a complaint of traffic in lottery tickets. Kane Ward i May get new polling place the Mckean county commissioners at their regular monday meeting at the court House discussed possibilities of a new polling place in Kane a first Ward. Tik polling place is presently in the armory and it was mentioned that the first methodist Church might be considered. Also discussed was the county a supplemental liability insurance with regard to employees and it was decided to Check into Premium differences for additional coverage on property damage. In other business the commissioners paid Bills amounting to $1,613.86 and received the sum of $1,279.33 from three of the five county District magistrates to cover fees collected in March. Payment of $3,000 As the county a second Quarter payment for the year to the North Penn planning commission was deferred to the next meeting. A property tax exoneration for a Bradford sixth Ward resident amounting to $14.40 was allowed. The Only bid received for the printing of machine and paper ballots for the upcoming primary election was for $1,075 from the reporter Argus of port Allegany. County schools music festival saturday the Mckean county music festival will be held saturday in the Smethport area High school. Students will begin rehearsal 9 . To 4 . They will have lunch in the school cafeteria and dinner in Homes in the Smethport area. The concert at 8 . Is open to the Public. By Marie Buckley port Allegany the oldest House in port Allegany is up for grabs. Commonly called the Lillibridge House it sits on Pearl St. Extension and is owned by the North Penn Gas co. That purchased it in 1965 from the heirs of mrs. Belle Lillibridge Lauer. The company has stated its desire to donate the House to the Community for a historical museum if an appropriate site can be found on which to locate the old building. Mrs. Jean Lance a local woman interested in the preservation of the House is spearheading a drive to raise local interest in restoring it As part of the towns heritage and As a reminder of port Allegany a history and culture. The House was built on land bought by or. Lillibridge on May 20, 1820 from Jerimiah Forster. Or. Forster had bought the land from Charles Ellis a land Speculator who had bought it from William Strawbridge an original purchaser from the state. The Lillibridge lands were a part of state warrent no. 52 of what originally was Kings Ville later to be called Canoe place and then changed to its present name of port Allegany. The farm contained several Hundred acres but has been sold a Little at a time until Only about half an acre remains. The House has never been owned or occupied by anyone but the Stanton Lillibridge families coming Down through Lodowick Lillibridge to Samuel Stanton Lillibridge who passed it on to his children and lastly was the Home of George l. And Belle Lillibridge Lauer. The Pine lumber used in the construction of the House was native Timber and was sawed in the Stanton and Weber Sawmill built in 1825 at the West end of what is now Mill St. The Mill was later owned by or. Lillibridge it is thought that the original nails and hardware used were brought from Jersey Shore by Wagon. White Pine timbers without flaw or knot braced and joined with wooden pins Tell the care with which the pioneers built. The House was probably the Best in the Village at the time it was new. The same Type of White Pine lumber was used to make dugout canoes by the indians and White men travelling through the area before it was settled. Hence the name Canoe place. About 1895 the House was moved from a site on Mill St. Where the state liquor store and an adjoining grocery store now stand to its present location behind the Borough building on Pearl St. Extension. It has been altered and repaired by every generation of the family until not much remains the same except its shape. A Large double fireplace originally stood Between the living room and the rest of the House with one fireplace facing in each direction. This Chimney and fireplace were torn Down when the House was moved. Additions have been built and removed at different times. The Large front porch was built in 1912 and is not part of the original House nor does its style of architecture fit the rest of the building. The extra door in the front of the House does not appear in photographs taken about 1900, nor does it show in a copy of a Pencil sketch supposed to have been made soon after the House was moved. There was however another doorway on the North Side of the House where there is none today. This was the door into another part of the House and when the building faced Mill St. In its original location it was actually the front door. It is local tradition that religious services were held in the House during the Early Days of the town and that the methodists held regular services there for Many years. At one time it was also used As a tavern and inn where travellers could find food and lodging. The flood of 1942 did extensive damage to the House but repairs were made and it was restored to nearly its original condition. According to family tradition mrs. Samuel Stanton Martha Morse Stanton Mother in Law of or. Lillibridge and the widow of the original purchaser of the land died there in 1830. Mrs. Jean Lantz also said the Lillibridge House would be open from i to 4 . On the last Day of the sports Rama May mrs. Ezra Guenter retired curator of the Mckean county historical society will be hostess chairman of the open House. The ladies will be in period dress. The Seneca area Law enforcement Agency met in regular session wednesday noon of last week at the Holiday House in Bradford with chief William Neatrour of Bradford township As Host official. Sheriff l. W. Pendleton conducted the session at which a greeting was extended by supervisor j. L. Nit sche of the township. Members discussed a number of police problems in the county including the commitment and handling of mental patients and service men who Are apprehended for being absent without leave. There was a second Reading of the Constitution and by Laws which will be ready for adoption at the meeting May 6 in Smethport. Four inductees leave for army 25 get physicals four area inductees preparing to begin military service and 25 Young men reporting for physical examinations left Bradford at 6 . Last thursday by chartered bus for Buffalo induction Center. Reporting for military service were Ricky g. Stanton David Burton. Mark j. Carinci and Curtis e. Macdonald. Mayor Mark Rossi gave each of the youths certificates of Honor and they also received gifts from local merchants and organizations including the Bradford National Bank Northwest savings Zippo Kendall refining co., Allegheny airlines Clinton drug the american red Cross Francis Sherman auxiliary War mothers coot ettes vow and dads of foreign service. The Rev. David j. Buck pastor of the first Wesleyan Church gave a Short prayer and members of the vow Andi dads of foreign service served j Coffee and doughnuts. Second commercial airline to use the Airport according to an article in saturdays Warren times Mirror and observer. Allegheny airlines is the Only commercial line presently serving the Airport. Commissioner Mead said to Hawk will be requested to schedule flights in areas not adequately covered by Allegheny. A spokesman for Mohawk airlines last thursday said his company would take a Long and hard look at any statistics provided by the authority committee before initiating any action. If the need for additional flights is there Why does no to Allegheny increase its service he asked. The Mohawk spokesman said if it is determined that Mohawk can provide a service at Bradford without duplicating service provided by Allegheny an application will be submitted to the civil aeronautics Board. This Board he said will review the application and make a decision on whether a second commercial airline is needed at the Bradford regional Airport. Swearing in set for judges Harrisburg a Mckean county judge Glenn e. Men Cor along with six Ether judges for Pennsylvania new common wealth court will be sworn into office on april is Here. Attorney general William Sennett announced that Tho state s chief Justice John Bell jr., will administer the oath of office to Dauphin county judge James bowmen who will be president of the hew court. C. Sennett said the swearing ceremony would be Tell . In the forum of the capital Complex. In the first investiture of a state appellate court since the state Superior court wet sworn into office in 189s, the oath of office will be administered to besides judge Mencer Dauphin county judge James s. Bowmen wha will become president judge of the new court James s. Crumlish Roy Wilkinson Harry a. Kramer Louis l. Mender no and Alexander f. Beriberi. To ask for bids on Hazelhurst Jewett 3-Lane rep. Victor Westerberg has been advised by highways Secretary Robert Bartlett that a 2.68 mile Section of the three Lane it. Jewett to Hazelhurst Section of route 6 will be advertised for bids and april 24. The project will involve reconstruction of the 36-feet wide Highway in the area known As a Hazelhurst or. Westerberg said the project is scheduled for advertising on the same Date As the 3.2 Miro Section of the Kinzua Access Road from Kane Borough North. The Kinzua Access route 321 is a 24 foot bituminous surface Highway and will Complete the Road Between Kane and route 59, much of which has been relocated As result of the Kinzua dam. It is believed that the Road will be under construction North of Kane in May when Forest service Road via Kia Sutha to route 50 is slated Tor a formal opening. Detour during the 3.2 mile project will be via route 6 to Ludlow and Over Gibbs Hill on the Blacktop township Road. No seacoast Bolivar and Paraguay do not have a seacoast. Air Force overflights slated Niagara Falls . Apr f-100 Jet fighter planes of the new York air National guard will begin six months of High Speed Low Laval flights Over Western and Northern new York and Northorn Pennsylvania april is it was announced wednesday. Capt. Franklyn c. Mckee flight training supervisor of the 107th tactical fighter Squadron said the jets would Fly about 400 Milts an hour at altitudes from 500 to 1,000 feet. Tho flights Over routes approved by the Federal aviation Agency will to Modo during Daylight hours Only. Mckeo said the pilots who will Fly in pairs would gain exp Brionca in Low level navigation training. Low Laval flying makes radar detection difficult. Kane based state police investigate two car crashes Kane based state police investigated two accidents saturday night with no injuries resulting from either affair. A hit and run Accident was reported at about to . Saturday at the old Anchor inn in route 6 near Hazelhurst. A car parked in the establishments parking lot and owned by John f. Bish 41, of Hazelhurst was apparently Side swiped by another car causing damage estimated at $50. Shortly before Midnight saturday on route 6 about one and one half Miles East of Ludlow a no injury Accident occurred when a car operated by Donald f. Homes 24, of Endeavor pa., apparently went into a skid and went off the North Side of the Highway struck an embankment and rolled Over. Kane based state police estimate damage at $1,000. Hubert Morrison fractures leg in fall Hubert c. Morrison vice president of the Hamlin Bank and Trust company fell saturday morning at his Home at 407 Church Street fracturing his left leg near the hip. He was removed to the Bradford Hospital in the Fry ambulance where on wednesday morning he underwent surgery to reduce the fracture. Youth arrested in Bradford on drug charge Gregory Hoover Weller 19, of 2189 Kolb drive Lancaster was arrested at 3 15 . Friday via a warrant for violation of the drug device and cosmetic act. He was visiting at Emery Hall dormitory of Pitt Brad Ford Campus when arrested on a charge of the Sale of narcotics specifically marijuana. The arrest the 10th in Mckean county within two weeks was made As the result of investigation conducted by the vice detail of the Pennsylvania state police in Punxsutawney Bradford City police and Bradford township police since Early february. Or. Weller was arraigned before the warrant issuing authority District Justice Carroll h. Clayton in Bradford. He was unable to furnish $1,000 bail and was committed to the Mckean county jail at Smethport to await a preliminary hearing set for april to. Students expelled two of the eight students who took part in a bomb scare at Dubois High school were expelled from school for the remainder of die term. Census takers easy to identify Bureau of the census f it it / / / t it i in expires june 30 1970 a a a ass War wed0 0 a Fok so householders will not have any difficulty identifying enumerators for the 1970 census of population and housing District manager Herbert c. Larson pointed out today. Enumerators or census takers most of whom Are women started making their rounds in the area on april i and Are expected to Complete their work in three to five weeks. Each census taker will Wear a red White and Blue identification card. This card bears the Seal of the department of Commerce and the words a census enumerator official credentials Are printed across its face. It bears the census takers signature and certifies that she is d,c,<2 Ltd Ltd authorized to perform the duties of a census enumerator and has sworn to keep confidential All census information you provide. Persons purporting to be census takers who do not have this identification card should be reported immediately to the local police or to the census District office which is located in Bradford. Census takers will be further identified by the portfolio containing their supplies. The port Olio is Blue and bears the legend �?o1970 in the port Olio the census taker carries her supplies of report forms maps pencils and other i necessary for her work

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