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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - April 23, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county Kean county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Quot Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the purus Smethport pa., thursday april 23, 1964 terms�?4.06 per year single copy�?10c no. 17 Federal Agency urges Forest service direction for Kinzua recreation Washington the Federal Bureau of outdoor recreation recommended tuesday Board guidelines for recreational development of the unfinished Allegheny River Reservoir in Pennsylvania and new York under Forest service direction. Its 39-Page report endorsed by Secretary of the Interior Stewart l. Udall failed to detail just How Large any recreation development at the Reservoir should be or How much it should Cost. But it urged creation of an advisory Council of Federal state and local members to help develop a master plan which would give special attention to commercial and recreational projects planned by new Yorkus Seneca indians. Forest Sonvico suggested the Bureau said the Forest service a Branch of the agriculture department is in a better position to oversee recreational development at the Kinzua pa., project because it a1-Feit elected head of area school aides c. F. Feit superintendent of Mckean county schools on wednesday of last week was elected president of the Northwestern Pennsylvania association of county superintendents at a meeting held in Warren. The association membership includes county superintendents assistant superintendents supervisors of special education and the county supervisor of vocational agriculture and Home economists of 12 counties Mckean Erie Crawford Mercer Venango Warren Forest Jefferson Clarion Elk Cameron and Potter. Or. Feit succeeds Sheridan Harlan superintendent of the Venango county schools. Allen r. Moon assistant superintendent of Crawford county was named vice president while John Mallery Warren county school head was reelected Secretary. The group was asked to take charge of planning the program for the annual Spring conference of the Pennsylvania association of county superintendents which is to be held at Pennsylvania state University University Park in March of 1965. Named As chairman of the program committee was William Igoe Mckean county assistant superintendent. Attending from the immediate area besides or. Feit and or. Igoe were Lyle Weisenfluh Mckean county Harry Staiger Potter and Mckean county supervisor of vocational agriculture John Rowlands Potter county school Bead Philip Jones Cameron county and William Anderson assistant superintendent for Elk county. New Cook Forest Pool the general state authority has awarded a $121,980 contract for a swimming Pool and other implements at Cook Forest state Park. Of ice manager Dies diaries Howe 51, of Warren lice manager for the Hunkin Anbey construction co. At the Kinzua for the past two jars died last week. Will dedicate school the new Johnsonburg Junior senior High school will be declined next saving starts officially at 2 am. Sunday in Tim for that timely reminder Don t forget to set All of your timepieces ahead one hour before you retire saturday night. Eastern Daylight saving time will Start officially at 2 . Sunday and will continue until the last sunday in october. You Don t have to stay awake until 2 . To get Back an St but of you forget to change the decks and watches saturday night you will be an hour late for Church sunday morning. It s a Long time to wait but the hour of sleep lest saturday night will be regained during the last weekend in october. Ready operates the Allegheny National Forest on the East Bank of the River in Pennsylvania. Completion of the Reservoir project the Bureau said will enhance opportunities for boating fishing and picnicking in the 45 Miles of National Forest bordering the Allegheny River below the dam. Only the Forest service it said is in a position to develop this to its full potential. The report called for Purchase by the government for $1.4 million of All private lands within the National Forest and the spending of an additional $264,-000 to provide Public Access to 17 recreation Sites Between the and Tionesta Creek downstream. Indians proposed the Seneca indians have proposed a recreation area on their Allegany reservation just inside the new York Border and a Williamsburg Type restoration of Iroquois culture about 15 Miles North of the Border by Road. Much of the reservation will be flooded by the Reservoir when the Gates of the Are closed in october. Although the Seneca projects and the Allegany state Park operated by new York would be parts of this Complex they would continue under the control of the indians and the state respectively. The report recommended against creation of a National recreation area at the Reservoir. It said All Federal land in the area should be placed under the jurisdiction of the agriculture department. Says Pennsylvania is Ratter it said the Pennsylvania portion of the Reservoir because of its generally steeper slopes will be much More suitable for recreation than the new York part where drops in water Levels will create extensive mud Flats. These Are the bureaus recommendations 1. No National recreation area around the Allegheny Reservoir. 2. All Federal land in the area should be placed under jurisdiction of the Secretary of agriculture. 3. The Secretary of agriculture should establish an advisory Council to comprise 2 representatives from engineers the Forest Scrive the Bureau of sports fisheries and wildlife the Seneca nation new York and Pennsylvania Cattaraugus county . And Mckean and Warren counties a. 4. The Secretary of agriculture should prepare a master plan with the help of the advisory Council to a insure orderly development of the it said the Seneca indians should receive special consideration in this master plan. 5. Privately financed and operated commercial developments should be considered in the Over All plan. 6. The Secretary of agriculture should acquire private holdings and subsurface rights needed j for full recreational development within that part of the Allegheny National Forest directly associated with the Reservoir and its recreational use. 7. The Secretary of agriculture should take Steps needed to protect the Scenic values and to prevent Adverse developments and conflicting land uses on the West Side of the Reservoir. 8. The army engineers should regulate water discharge from the Reservoir and should cooperate with the fish and wildlife service and the Pennsylvania fish commission in the rearing and stocking of Trout and fishery management. Provide boat launching it also said Public Access parking areas and boat launching Sites should be provided in the Allegheny National Forest on the East Side of the River. The Interior department announced a Short time later that Secretary of the Interior Stewart l. Udall had authorized release of the report by the Bureau. A orderly development of the Reservoir area for Public recreation use is of major importance to millions of citizens a Udall said. A an Over All plan should consider existing and planned developments of Federal state and local agencies and private Endeavor As Well As the plans of the Seneca the bureaus report said coordination and development of recreation can be accomplished Best in the Kinzua area through a single Federal Agency. A of the Federal agencies now carrying out programs in this area the Forest service seems to be the Best qualified to administer both the Upland and the water oriented recreation a the report added. I . In Armsto mr6nfltllli.ibii.iip combined election primary in Mckean county tuesday directions for voting at primary move red handle of curtain lever to right As far As it will go and leave it there. This will close the curtain around you and unlock machine for voting. Turn Down a Pointer Over name of each candidate of your own party Row and leave it there. Directions for special election for member of Assembly turn Down the Pointer Over the name of the candidate you wish to vote for. Registered voters of both parties can vote for either Victor j. Westerberg Republican or j. Richard Monago Democrat. After arranging your primary and special election ticket leave pointers Down move the red handle to left As far As it will go and leave it there. This automatically registers your vote. Polls open tuesday at i . And close at 9 . Daylight saving time a unique election is scheduled for Mckean county next tuesday. Originally intended to be a primary it has an important added feature a member of Assembly will be elected at the same time. This All came about last fall when Mckean county assemblyman Albert w. Johnson of Smethport resigned to become member of Congress from the 23rd District of Pennsylvania. The death of congressman Leon h. Gavin of Oil City created the vacancy. Mckean county has been without a member of Assembly since or. Johnson resigned. J. Richard Monago Bradford Democrat and Victor j. Westerberg a Kane Republican were selected As candidates by their respective political organizations. E. Kent Kane of Kush qua a former Republican assemblyman also announced his candidacy on the gop ticket. Or. Monago and or. Westerberg Are the Only candidates for or. Johnson a unexpired Assembly term which ends next january. Or. Monago will be the democratic candidate for Assembly in november regardless of whether or not he is the Winner for or. Johnson a unexpired term. Either or. Westerberg or or. Kane will be the Republican nominee for Assembly in the november election. It was estimated that a special election for assemblyman would Cost the county More than order 2 families to leave area by May 22 Pittsburgh Federal District court judge Joseph p. Willson on monday ordered two families who have refused to leave their Homes in Corydon Warren county to do so by May 22. Corydon has been ordered evacuated to make Way for the Allegheny River and Reservoir now under construction. The families Are Richard Ruth and his wife Susie and Henry Ruth brother of Richard whose houses Are located near each other. Judge Willson set the deadline for late May to give the children of both families time to finish school. Henry Ruth has three children and Richard six. Mrs. Susie Ruth whose husband was offered $11,000 by the government for their Home told the judge a the government Isnit buying our Home. Its stealing it. I done to want Money. All i want is a Home for my Henry Ruth who was offered $8,000 for his Home said he wants to move but has no Money for moving expenses. Both families have filed suits in Federal court in the matter. Judge Willson told them a a you be got to get off because the government needs the land. You la have to await a jury verdict to get what you think is a fair the two families originally were ordered to vacate by Jan. 16, 1963, but since have received several extensions. New surplus food rules will be effective soon injured in lease mishap John Wooster of Rew suffered a fractured leg last thursday in an Accident on the Freeman amp Cotton Oil lease. He was hit by a falling tree while Clearing a Roadway. The Accident victim is a patient in the Bradford Hospital. He is the husband of the former Connie Larson of Smethport. Bank deposits hit record total deposits in Pennsylvania Banks reached a new record High of $19.3 billion last dec. 2. This is a 5.2 percent increase Over a year earlier. Plant crab Trees the Emporium Garden club is sponsoring a municipal project of planting flowering crab Apple Trees. Within a Short time new fed i eral government rules will go into effect in Mckean county and elsewhere to tighten financial eligibility for receiving government donated surplus food. It was not known How Many county families will be effected by the revisions according to l. P. Thompson county director of surplus restaurant is burned port Allegany special a Georgetson a restaurant and sugar bowl on main St. Was destroyed by a $75,000 fire tuesday morning. The 50-year-old establishment was owned and operated by Nick and John Georgetson and had been recently redecorated. George Guncheon fire chief of the Star Hose co., said that the Blaze apparently started from the wiring in the ceiling of the one Story Structure. He reported that the fire was discovered by police chief Albert Clauser As he was making his rounds at 4 45 . The loss was partially covered by insurance. All equipment of the local Volunteer firefighters was on hand along with 60 men. At about 5 30 . Urgent Calls were sent to Roulette and Smethport. They responded with 15 men and one truck from the Potter county Community and 20 men and two trucks in Smethport. A few firemen were treated for minor cuts and smoke inhalation at the scene. Better than 3,000 feet of Hose were Laid from hydrants and the Lilli Bridge Creek to contain the fire in the one building. Smoke damage was prevalent in the by att theatre and the Carson finance co. On the South Side of the Blaze and in paths Beauty shop and Falkus Thrift shop on the North Side. The Only apartment Over the Thrift shop was vacant but suffered smoke and heat damage. Eligibility changes May affect seme recipients who Are living in pensions and or social Security which permit them to receive foods at present. If these persons have a savings of any Type however which exceed the limits As set by Federal regulations their eligibility will of necessity be terminated. The new Federal regulations require financial assets such As savings be considered in addition to monthly income when determining eligibility according to or. Thompson while present regulations consider monthly income Only. Persons receiving surplus items this month were Given forms to be filled out and returned when making out new applications in May and june. The county director announced that dates for registration in Bradford will to May 5, 4 and 7 at Tho Bradford armory from to . To 4 . Parsons with last names beginning with a through f will report the first Day persons with names from g through n on May 4 and the remainder on the last Date May 7. Dates for registration in Kane or. Thompson added will be May 8 and la at the fourth Ward Hose House in that Borough. I names from a through j will be enrolled May 8 and the remainder of persons on May la with hours of to . To 4 . Prevailing each Day. A schedule is now being prepared for dates and places of registration in Eldred Smith a port port Allegany and it. Jewett areas. The following maximum Fig ures will be used in determining eligibility when the re certifies Tion is conducted four arrests solve crimes in this area sheriff l. W. Pendleton and chief Deputy Robert Zimmerman have cleared up several area burglaries in schools Homes and Camps. Two juvenile boys aged to and 14 were apprehended by the sheriff and his Deputy in connection with break ins at three schools and a House just outside the Borough. The pair admitted entering the four places during Daylight hours seeking mostly Money. They will be petitioned before Mckean county judge Glenn e. Mencer for a juvenile hearing. Sheriff Pendleton also stated that chief Deputy Zimmerman assisted in investigation with state police on Camp burglaries and vandalism acts in the Kane area. Extensive damages occurred and much goods reported stolen. Two juvenile youths were apprehended in connection with these complaints tuesday evening by the state police. Investigation is being continued. Thursday Sherif Pendleton took James t. Mitchell alias James Cook formerly of Bradford and Smethport to the Allegheny county workhouse to Complete a one year sentence As the result of breaking his parole. Within six weeks after being paroled sheriff Pendleton said Mitchell was charged with issuing fraudulent checks. Arrested he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve three months in the county jail Here and upon his release to be returned to the Pittsburgh area workhouse to Complete his for Mer to decide Many contests at the primaries next tuesday s combined election and primary highlights a a write in Campaign for gov. Scranton for president of the United states. A combination election and nomination of a member of Assembly from Mckean county. A contests for . Senator and representative in Congress. A democratic contest for judge of state Superior court. A democratic contest for state auditor general. A contest for alternate Delegate to Republican National convention. A members of state political committees will be elected and one county committee woman and one county committeeman from each District will be elected by Republican and democratic voters. Persons monthly liquid in income assets household limit limit i a $110 $330 2 170 510 3 205 615 4 245 735 5 280 840 6 315 945 7 350 1,050 8 390 1,170 9 425 1,275 to 460 1,380 tourist travel plan is bared by William h. Price in a communication to the Mckean county Board of commissioners read during mondays meeting the Lafayette township Board of supervisors explained that it is attempting to plan coordinated tourist travel Between the Kinzua and the Kinzua state Park. The communication signed by w. J. Buffington Secretary of the Board stated that it was believed the bulk of travel will Fol i Low from the along route 59 toward Bradford Mckean county Airport and that it appears imperative that a Good Road from it. Alton to it. Jewett via Kinzua Bridge be constructed. The letter continued a because of the present financial status of Lafayette township brought about by the Bradford District flood control authority there Are no funds available for such a project. However the township has equipment and manpower which would be available for such an undertaking. A we suggest that a joint project Between the townships of Lafayette Keating and Hamlin and Mckean county could Best accomplish such a project. If the county through the liquid fuels tax or some other Revenue could underwrite the most of materials we feel sure the other townships would agree to go the Lafayette supervisors then formally requested the county Board of commissioners to take action and promote such a project a for the Good of the entire the commissioners discussed the matter briefly but deferred action pending a further study and talks with the other sub divisions proposed in the joint program. It was announced at mondays session that the following schedule of meetings with county election officials to discuss primary election operations next tuesday had been established wednesday 8 d.m., Smethport courthouse thursday 7 30 ., Kane armory Friday 8 ., Foster township building near Bradford. The Board approved payment of $1,521 to the roly door sales co. Of Bradford the firm recently completed a project at the county jail that called for the manufacture and installation of 13 screens and frames for windows at the building. Also authorized was operation of county offices in the courthouse on Daylight saving time beginning next cops Cut democratic Lead in registration Harrisburg Pennsylvania republicans have whittled the democratic registration Lead from 83.013 to 11,634 for the april 28 primary final figures from the elections Board showed monday. Democrats will enter the election with 2,654,404 registered voters compared to 2,642,770 for republicans. The margin is one of the slim est boasted by democrats since they took the Lead during the Lawrence administration. In the general election last november democrats held a 2,739,416 to 2,656,403 Edge Over the gig a difference of 83,013. In the 1963 primary the difference was 85,225 for the democrats. Reports from Chester and Lackawanna counties completed the elections Bureau Survey for the primary. Chester county showed 66,340 registered repute Laicans and 23,858 democrats. Lackawanna county has 95,374 democrats and 56,163 republicans. The gop leads in registrations in 48 counties democrats in 19. The heaviest Republican Lead is in Delaware county where democrats Are outnumbered by 156,848. The heaviest democratic Lead continues to be in Philadelphia with a 215,106 Gas firms plan rate cuts Washington d. C. United natural Gas co., Oil City pa., and North Penn Gas co., port Allegany pa., have filed proposed rate reductions totalling about $65,530 annually the Power commission announced thursday. The commission said both reductions Are designed to reflect the lowering of the Federal corporate income tax rate from 52 to 50 per cent. United a reduction would amount to about $49,700 and North Pennis about $15,830. Both would affect several Utility customers in new York and Pennsylvania and United a would also affect customers in Ohio. Driver is unhurt in it. 446 wreck Kane special a state police based Here investigated a one car Accident at i . Sunday three Miles North of Eldred on route 446. Escaping uninjured was the Driver Walter l. Prescott 22, of Portville . $5,000, so it was decided to Combine the balloting for this state office with the regular Spring primary. In addition to the contest for member of Assembly there is a Battle for the Republican nomination for member of Congress Between congressman Albert w. Johnson of Smethport and state senator Richard c. Frame of Franklin. Jack still former mayor of Bradford and a member of the present City Council is unopposed for the democratic nomination for Congress. There is a Republican contest for . Senator. There Are democratic contests for . Senator judge of the state Superior court and state auditor general. Here is the list of candidates . Senator Republican Hugh Scott and w. Henry Mcfarland of Philadelphia. Democratic a Genevieve Blat and David b. Roberts of Pittsburgh and Michael a. Musman no of Mckee rocks. Judge of state Superior court vote for two Republican Robert e. Woodside of Millersburg and Joseph c. Bruno of Philadelphia. Democratic a Robert Lee Jacobs of Carlisle Robert e. Woodside of Millersburg. Joseph c. Bruno Paul a. Simmons of Monongahela and j. Sydney Hoffman of Philadelphia. State auditor general Republican a. Stewart Helm of Kittanning. Democratic a Samuel Gunnett Neff of Beaver Falls and Grace m. Sloan of Clarion. State treasurer Republican Robert d. Fleming of Pittsburgh. Democratic Thomas z. Mine Hart of fort Washington. Representative in Congress Republican a Albert w. Johnson of Smethport and Richard c. Frame of Franklin. Democratic a John still of Bradford. State senator Republican a James s. Berger of Coudersport. Democratic a Stanley l. Homan of Kane. Representative in Assembly Republican Victor j. Westerberg of Kane and e. Kent Kane of Kush Equa. Democratic a. Richard Monago of Bradford. Member of state committee Republican Jack j. Mcdowell of Bradford. Democratic of. J. Of Hearn of Bradford. Delegates to Natl. Convention no contests Republican Robert m. Kurtz or. Of Clearfield and e. P. Boyle of Oil City. Democratic Lyle g. Hall of Ridgway David j. Zacherl of Shippenville Duane e. Wilder of Warren and Laverne b. Wilson of Dubois. Alternate delegates Republican Charles n. Rein Sel and William c. Hearst of Clarion and Donald j. Dennison of Brookville. Two to be elected. Democratic a. N. Mcdonald of Marienville and Max p. Ca Bresto of Oil City. Two to be elected no contest. Or. Pittenger to address mental health unit meet War on cigarettes atty. Gen. Walter e. Alessandroni of Pennsylvania has called upon Pennsylvania a 67 District attorneys to help curtail cigarette sales to minors. State Law forbids Sale of cigarettes to anyone under 21. The sixth annual meeting of the Mckean county mental health association will be held at 6 30 . Saturday at the Bradford Moose Temple the business Agenda to include election of officers. Or. Rex a. Pittenger chief of Staunton clinic department of psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh a school of Medicine will be the principal speaker. He will discuss a treatment of emotional illness a and will answer questions on the subject. Ralph Caverly chairman of mental health week noted that or. Pittenger spoke at the organizations annual dinner in it. Jewett two years ago. Or Pittenger was born in Jonesboro ind., and received degrees from Depauw University and the University of Minnesota. He served his internship at Charles t. Miller Hospital St. Paul minn., and undertook psychiatric training at the University of Chicago clinics. He is married and has five children. Or. Pittenger resides or. Rex a. Pittenger in Ingomar Allegheny county. The dinner on saturday if open to the Public

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