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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 6, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania leading democratic newspaper Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport ba., thursday August 6, 1964 terms�?44.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 32 committees and duties outlined by cancer unit naming of committees and their duties by a. E. Wilmarth president was one of the highlights of last weeks meeting of the executive committee of the Mckean county unit of the american cancer society. Foster parents honoured by service Board the advisory committee of the Mckean county child welfare services held a picnic last saturday at the Lions club Park in Smethport honouring those families in the county serving the Agency As Foster parents. Ralph Caverly of Bradford was master of ceremonies. He introduced the Rev. Howard c. Patterson pastor first methodist Church of Kane who gave the invocation. This was followed by a picnic served by the Fulton House of Smethport. Or. Caverly led the group in a song fest assisted by j. Paul Kahle Agency caseworker. Or. Caverly and or. Kahle Sang a parody to the tune of Quot hey look me Over Quot written by or. Kahle to the Foster parents. Gifts were presented to Foster parents by Joseph Shurilla. The chairman of the advisory committee. The first presentation was made to the four families who have served the Agency for ten years. This was a Lawn ornament designed especially for the posted parents. Certificates of appreciation for five years or More service were awarded to six additional Foster families. One dozen roses were presented to one of the ten year Foster mothers who in her ten years service has cared for 40 Foster children. Several other Foster parents who have less than five years service were also honoured. The advisory committee was represented by the following members or. Shurilla mrs. Galen Smith mrs. Katharine Alderfer miss Frances Hanlon miss Mary Welch mrs. H. E. Burgart and mrs. Christine Llewelyn. County commissioners r. E. Youngquist and Russell Weston were present. The child welfare services staff present were miss Marjorie Metcalf miss Mary Willson j. Paul Kahle and mrs. Arthur Beck Strom. Eighty persons attend 4-h club Camp Friday eighty persons attended Day Camp for Mckean county 4-h club members leaders and parents Friday. The program included softball scavenger Hunts and Camp fire sessions held at Mckean county Fairgrounds. Smethport. Junior leaders serving As Counselor were Judy Thomas Sabina Fay Linda Slocum Judy Herzog Brent Vossler Sherry Johnson Darlene Rupert Joe Ross John Vossler and Nacine Cole. Advisors were mrs. Richard Johnson and mrs. Carl Thompson and judges at the campfires were or. And mrs. Joseph Rossi. The activity was conducted As part of the 4-h program offered by the Mckean county agriculture and Home economics Extension service whose county agent is w. R. Wallace and summer assistant Home economist is miss Donna sle Zak. The session was held at the auxiliary rooms on n. Bennett St. At a noon luncheon. Following the Reading of the minutes by mrs. Robert Kleiderlein Secretary or. Wilmarth announced his committee chairmen and their duties As follows service or. Harry e. Taylor with key Volunteer chairmen of dressings being mrs. Loren mix Smethport mrs. Mildred Cris Eldred mrs. Ethel Rialti Ort Alee any mrs. Mary Okerlund it. Jewett. Medications or. Howard Miller and or. E. J. Roche or. Nursing service mrs. Mayfred Fox transportation mrs. John of Kain. Public education or. Andrew Johnson standing committee chairman. Other chairmen named were school education mrs. Hamer f. Campbell employee education w. W. Andrews conquer uterine cancer mrs. John Becker and clubs and organizations and neighbors and Homes by newcomers. Or. R. Watkins was named standing committee chairman for professional education with or. Harold Black chairman of dentist education miss Virginia Manno of Kane chairman of nurses education and or. Edward Konwinski professional speakers Bureau. Mrs. Loran Avery is standing committee chairman for Public relations with mrs. Ray Stemp and miss Peggy Kitzer co chairmen of newspapers and periodicals and radio. C. W. Lillibridge of Smethport member of the Board of directors is standing committee chairman for crusade. Memorials will be handled by mrs. Helen Dennis. Mrs. J. L. Hina Man is legacy chairman and w. L. Branch chairman for special gifts. Other committees or. E. J. Madden member of the Board of directors and of the standing committee is chairman of the nominating committee. Or. Wilmarth also announced that mrs. Arthur Simmons is in charge of cancer prevention study Charles t. Rowe finance committee chairman or. Roche advisory committee chairman. Also on the committee Are Lester r. Edwards or. Miller or. Meriden and or. Lillibridge. Official voting delegates were announced As or. Roche jr., or. Johnson or. Andrews and mrs. George Kish. Mrs. Louise i. Mix is the executive director. Or. Johnson a vice president announced that the Pennsylvania division Board had reelected or. Edwards to a two year term As Lay Delegate to the National society and also renominated him As Delegate director on the National Board mrs. Robert Perry was reelected to a one year term As a Lay Delegate. The next meeting will be held on tuesday sept. 29. Executive committee members attending included or. Wilmarth mrs. Kleiderlein or. Johnson mrs. John Becker mrs. Avery or. Medden or. Miller and mrs. Joy Perry All of Bradford or. Lillibridge of Smethport and mrs. Aileen Chew of Coudersport. Colonial hotel will Mark opening week saturday will Mark the beginning of an a open week Quot at the colonial hotel in Smethport As the new owner manager Gino Chini owner of the Brook club in Bradford takes Over the popular hotel. Or. Chinik has been at the hotel for the past few weeks supervising the redecorating and the building of the new cocktail lounge. In keeping with the tradition of the past breakfast lunch and dinner will be served daily at the hotel with a new chef Charles Mcdonald of Cleveland Ohio presiding in the Kitchen. Plans Are being carried out for additional meeting rooms where organizations can meet in private. The colonials doors which were almost closed Are open wide again to serve the entire area. Nearer and nearer to completion the above photo fairly dote in give one a general Overlook at the Progress of the Kinzua dam and Reservoir being erected under the supervision of the . Army Engineer District Pittsburgh corps of engineers. Actual work started in 1940 with the target Date for completion being 190s. Making up the dam itself will be la Gigantic monoliths eating up some 4s0, Yards of Concrete. Before it is completed it will have taken Between a million and a half to two million Yards of dirt off nearby mountains and used to fill in the area from the coffer dam Over to the embankment left of photo. All told the Reservoir will inundate a maximum of 21,175 acres of land in new York and Pennsylvania thus assuring Protection to the Allegheny and Ohio valleys from floods by storing storm and Snow melt off. Water is expected to Start backing up by the dam in the fall of 1945 and the Lake should be ready for recreation by the summer of 1944. Other pictures in Page 3. Aerial photo by Den Tanner Council approves Forest service for Kinzua work Smethport youth critically Hurt in Auto mishap Daniel j. Houck 18, of 206 Green St., Smethport is in critical condition in Bradford Hospital As a result of injuries he sustained in a one car Accident at i . Sunday on Minard run Road. Kane based state police reported he was driving a Sedan East at a High rate of Speed when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve went off the Road struck two Trees and rolled Over. Or. Houck is suffering from a head injury a fractured Clavicle and multiple injuries. Officers seated by Republican women at port new officers were installed following a tuesday luncheon meeting of the port Allegany chapter of Republican women at the St. Joseph episcopal Church Parish House. Mrs. Phyllis card was seated As president mrs. Ellen Scherer vice president mrs. Astrid Baker Secretary and mrs. Mary Buckley treasurer. The installing officer was mrs. Emily Andren. Named co chairmen of the annual membership drive were mrs. Veronica Anderson and miss Mary Louise Dozier. Chairman for the Tureen lunch was mrs. Mary Ellen Lewis assisted by mrs. Ella Keith mrs. Florence Duran mrs. Andren and mrs. Grace Barth. Man fractures right foot while at work Charles Christjohn 32, of Smethport . 3, was admitted to the Bradord Hospital at 5 20 . Wednesday with a fracture of the right foot. Or. Christjohn was injured while at work at Bovaird and co. When it is reported a piece of steel dropped on his right instep. Washington the president s recreation advisory Council recommended last week that the Forest service be Given the Job of developing recreational facilities at the Allegheny River Reservoir in Northwestern Pennsylvania. The Council set up in 1962 to coordinate Federal policy and programs dealing with recreation concurred in recommendations made last april by the Bureau of outdoor recreation an Agency of the Interior department. The Forest sender is a part of the agriculture department. Freeman reveals action announcement of the councils action was made by Secretary of agriculture Orville l. Freeman chairman of the Council after a closed meeting of the group. The Council consists of the secretaries of agriculture Interior defense Commerce and welfare and the administrator of the housing and Home finance Agency. The dam now under construction at Kinzua pa., by the army engineers will create a Reservoir that will reach almost to Salamanca . Freeman expressed pleasure Over the councils decision to place federally controlled recreational areas surrounding the Reservoir under a single Agency. Freeman said the agreement represents a major Advance in cooperation among government departments. Statements heard before reaching its decision the Council heard statement from Federal agencies involved. Most statements the Council i said endorsed the recreation bureaus recommendations. By wednesdays action the Council accepted these proposals of the Bureau 1. That no National recreational area be established around the Reservoir. 2. That All Federal lands in the Reservoir area in Pennsylvania be administered by one Federal Agency. Freeman and Secretary of defense Robert s. Mcnamara have agreed that the Forest service should be this Agency. 3. That the Secretary of agriculture establish an advisory Council made up of representatives from the army engineers the Forest service the Federal Bureau of sport fisheries and wildlife the Seneca Indian nation in Western new York the states of new York and Pennsylvania Cattaraugus county ., and Mckean and Warren counties a. T Benefit for area seen by Johnson rep Albert w. Johnson a Smethport 23rd Congreve Sienel District Active in the development of the Kinzua dam recreation area who sat in on the wednesday meeting after pushing the Boc to get under motion said Quot it is the greatest step Forward toward maximum development of recreation at Kin a Zua dam since the Start of the project. New they can pull out All the stops and go full Speed ahead on recreation plans. This will greatly help Bradford As Well a the rest of Mckean 4. That the Secretary of agriculture prepare a master recreation plan for the area with advisory Council help. 5. That privately financed commercial development be considered As part of any plan except on land better suited for Public management. 6. That the Secretary of Argi culture acquire private land needed to a realize full recreational potential Quot in the Allegheny National Forest near the Reservoir. 7. That the Secretary of agriculture protest Scenic values in the area and prevent Adverse development and conflicting use of land on the West Side of the Reservoir. 8. That the army engineers regulate water flow from the Reservoir and cooperate with the fish and wildlife service and the Pennsylvania fish commission in the raising and stocking of Trout. Reservoir land on the East Side of the Allegheny River is within the National Forest while most of the land on the West Side of the River in Pennsylvania is privately owned. No one reported Hurt a two cars collide Kane a no injuries resulted from a collision shortly before noon wednesday on route 6, a Short distance East of port Aile Gany. State police said a truck operated by Lester Zitsch 29, of Williamsburg pa., was westbound and that the Driver was unable to avoid striking a stalled car being driven by Lillian Wykoff 48, of Roulette after he rounded a curve. Both vehicles were damaged. 2 women Hurt in car Accident in heavy fog miss Connie Green 25, Crosby is a patient in Buffalo Hospital and mrs. Mae Shunk Smethport r. D., a patient in port Allegany Community Hospital As the result of injuries received Early saturday morning in a one car Accident. The Accident investigated by Kane based state police occurred at about 1 30 . Saturday on route 6. An automobile being driven by miss Green was said to have failed to negotiate a left turn and crashed into guard rails and a Bank during a heavy fog. Both women were taken to the port Allegany Community Hospital where it was found that miss Green suffered Chest injuries. She later was transferred to Bradford Hospital. Mrs. Shunk suffered lacerations of the Scalp and left leg remained at patient in the port Allegany Hospital. Quaker state to split common Stock 2-for-l Squires select aug. 22 for their annual Outing Date for the annual Outing of All Squires and constables in Mckean county has been set for saturday aug. 22. This year members and non members of the Mckean county Squires and constables association have been invited. Once again the site will be Henry Onofrios Camp in Bradford township. Guests of Honor at the affair will include judge Glenn e. Mencer District attorney William f. Potter state assemblyman Victor Wester Berg attorney Jack Mcdowell former state assemblyman and attorney William p. Mcvay who will serve As master of ceremonies. Special guest will be or. Onofrio who has served As instructor for the Law procedure course the past five years. Main object of the business session will be a discussion of forming a countywide association for affiliation with the Pennsylvania magistrates association. Donald h. Ladner of Meadville director of the state magistrates association will be on hand to address the group and answer questions. A vote will also be taken on whether or not the aldermen justices of the peace and constables Are interested in attending another Law education course under the auspices of the state Public instruction department Oil City a stockholders of Quaker state Oil refining corp. Voted Friday to split the Stock two for one and to increase common shares from one million to two and a half million. The shareholders also voted in the special session to eliminate cumulative voting in the election of directors. Following the shareholders meeting the Board of directors announced a 34 per cent increase in net profit for the Quarter ended june 30. The Board announced that holders of More than 83 percent of the capital Stock voted for the change. The Board announced also that certificates representing the additional shares would be mailed to stockholders aug. 14. A third Quarter dividend of 25 cents per share was declared based on shares outstanding after the Stock distribution payable on sept. 15 to holders of record on aug. 25. This dividend is at the annual rate of $1 per share or equivalent to $2 per share on presently outstanding shares. Dividends paid in 1963 totalled $1.85 including a special 25 cent dividend. Quaker state and its subsidiary companies reported for the Quarter ended june 30, a consolidated net profit before audit of $1,008,943.64, equivalent to $1.31 per share compared with a net profit of $808,951.67, or 98 cents per share in the Quarter ended june 30 last year. For the six months of the year net profit was $1,801,861.09 equal to $2.15 per share compared with a net profit of $1,268,649.98, or $1.54 per share for the six months ended june 30, 1963. Shares outstanding on june 30 were 836,000 As compared with 825,000 outstanding on the same Date in 1963. F. O. Koontz Board chairman and Lee r. Forker president jointly reported that net sales for the first six months of 1964 totalled More than $33,955,000, an increase of about five percent Over last year. Net profit for the same period was about 41 percent More than for the same period in 1963. This represented a new record of earnings per share on the shares than outstanding in spite of slightly decreased average product prices. Profit improvements resulted front increased sales Revenue from higher profit margin products and improved efficiency in marketing and refining. The ratio of net profit to sales for the in month period was 5.3 percent compared with 3.9 percent for the 1963 period. Current results included a marked improvement in this ratio which during the second period of 1964 was 6.35 percent up from five percent in the same period last year. County District attorney to take course at school William f. Potter of Smethport Mckean county District attorney left sunday for Chicago 111., for a six Day attendance at Northwestern University school of Law for a Short course for prosecuting attorneys. Or. Potter pointed out that the 19th annual Short course for prosecuting attorneys has several objectives including Quot to offer instruction regarding the preparation and trial of criminal cases to discuss significant recent developments and trends in criminal Law and procedure to acquaint prosecutors with the possibilities of scientific methods in criminal investigations and prosecutions and to provide a forum for the Mutual Exchange of information by the attending prosecutors. The lecture staff includes 20 outstanding members of the Legal profession with the course opening on monday and continuing daily through next Friday. Smethport area school project bid opening set Harrisburg the state Public school building authority said tuesday it will open bids thursday in its offices Here for construction estimated at $15,870 on the grounds surrounding a High school of Smethport area joint re. Included in the project is building additional bituminous pavement to Widen the existing Roadway adjacent to the school building. The additional area will Widen the drive turning area by about to feet the authority said. Another phase of the work for which bids will be opened is the regrading and seeding of the recreational area at the school. Mental health planning meet set in Titusville the it. Rev. Msgr. Wilfrid j. Nash chairman of the Region ii comprehensive mental health planning committee has announced that the committees third meeting will be at 6 . Thursday in the Cross Creek motor Lodge Titusville. Region ii committee is on of eight engaged in planning for comprehensive statewide mental health. The planning project is financed by a Federal Grant of $400,000. The monsignor president of Gannon College Erie said a the ultimate of the planning is to develop and strengthen comprehensive programs in the Field of mental health and mental retardation through the 13 counties comprising Region Mckean county is one of the 13 Northwestern Pennsylvania counties making up Region in after doing research the committee will prepare position papers on specific problems in the Field encompassing three primary areas mental illness As it is related to children mental illness As it is related to adults and mental retardation. Area members of the committee Are Neil Donovan president of Pennsylvania Gas co., Warren or. Robert h. Israel Mittee Are or. Robert h. Israel superintendent of Warren state Hospital Warren Blain m. Mead jr., county commissioner Warren Burton n. Sears administrator Elk county general Hospital Ridgway sister Marie Baptiste supervisor Catholic charities of diocese of Erie and Milton o. Braun Coudersport area schools. Eldred residents warned about junk Yard Law Eldred twp. Board of supervisors meeting saturday night at the Home of Richard Dennis discussed the junk Yard ordinance and voted to Issue a warning to residents not complying. They decided to allow 15 Days Grace and promised Legal action will follow wherever the ordinance is not complied with. Mrs. Dennis reported that the Black Topping projects throughout the township had been completed. Charles Haupt president presided at the session As the members approved and voted paid Bills amounting to $3,541.39. The next meeting will be held aug. 15 at the Dennis Home. Want ads get results too from Crosby area at picnic Over too residents of Crosby and Vicinity attended the first annual picnic of the Community sponsored by Norwich Grange sunday. A Tureen dinner was served to the guests in a Hall decorated in . White and Blue with Flower Centrepieces on each tables. A Street dance was held for the teenagers anyone with information about former residents of Crosby is asked to Send it to John Berne. Crosby so they May be invited in the future

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