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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 8, 1968, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county9 picture newspaper established 1858mckean county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Quot published in the county seat of Mckean county a. Volume no. To Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday August 8, 1908 terms 4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 32 Milton k. Lopus City manager Milt Lopus named state Man of year Pittsburgh a Milton e. Lopus. City manager of Bradford has been named Man of the year by the Pennsylvania league of cities. Announcement of his selection was made before some 500 City officials and their guests at the banquet of the 69th annual convention of the league in Pittsburgh tuesday. Nominees All City officials or City employees were adjudged on the following standards i. Made an outstanding contribution to raising die standards of City government 2. Promoted a new technique or procedure which has resulted in increased efficiency and or Economy in City government 3. Served the Public so As to bring exceptional credit to his City and City government 4. Served his City with exceptional and outstanding Devotion often at a personal sacrifice. Pup Dies after saving family in it. Jewett it. Jewett a a pet Puppy gave his life to save a family of three when fire destroyed an eight roomed recently modernized House near Here saturday morning. A chubs a a three month old Mongrel set off the alarm with his Barking and woke up or. And mrs. Herbert Peterson and their son Joel As the fire whipped through their Home on route 6, a mile West of it. Jewett at about 7 . After discovering the Root of the Blaze near the water Heater in the rear of their House or. Peterson fought through the billowing smoke to Call in firemen from it. Jewett and Kane. But they were unable to Stop the fire from destroying the House and almost the entire contents. The frightened Puppy was believed to have been trapped by the fiercely spreading flames. Or. And mrs. Peterson a daughter Susan had spent the night with friends. Register of wills to attend state Parley Merle e. Dickinson of Smethport Mckean county Register of wills is attending the state convention of the Pennsylvania Register of wills association in York. Or. Dickinson a past president of the association wa6 Host to the state convention Here in 1960. Tway to i. Longer mile Section of interstate i Keystone Shortway be pleasant Valley and Kyie a Clearfield county i last week. Judges for the award were Joseph w. Barr jr., Secretary of the Pennsylvania department of Community affairs John w. Ingram Harrisburg executive director state division Pennsylvania Economy league and Henry d. Harr a1, director of the fells Institute of local and state government University of Pennsylvania and formerly Secretary of highways. This is the first year the league of cities has offered this award. Or. Harral presented or. Lopus with a Paul Revere Sterling Silver bowl which will be suitably engraved. A league spokesman said that All City officials in the state have been circulated last May with word of the proposed award details of the standards on which the Honor would be bestowed and the nomination Blanks. There were Many nominees he added. Some of the facets of or. Lopus achievements that won him the award according to the league spokesman were a was an administrator he made economies while expanding services.�?�. A garnered Public support for Many projects.�?�. A a was extremely imaginative in obtaining both Federal and state funds a several project firsts in the state and nation.�?�. A won wide Community the spokesman also mentioned Bradford a pioneering role in the City manager plan and successful efforts to get the system of government off to a Good Start. Or. Lopus was born in Kane and lived in Smethport for a number of years. He entered politics at the age of 23 when he was appointed to fill an unexpired term on the Smethport Borough Council and was subsequently elected to four year terms in both 1957 and 1962 serving As first vice president and then president of the Council. His parents or. And mrs. E. H. Lopus Are superintendent and Matron of the Mckean county Home in Smethport. He came to Bradford in february 1964 when he was named executive director of the redevelopment authority and then in Early 1965 was appointed executive director of Bradford housing authority a a concurrent appointment with the redevelopment Agency. On March i 1966, or. Lopus was named As Bradford a manager by City Council following the acceptance of the formal resignation of Paul l. Mccauley. The appointment was carried by a 52 vote with councilmen Leo c. Drozeski and John a. Still dissenting. The new City manager also continued to serve As executive director of Bra and Bra until late in 1966. He was succeeded by Edward r. Rusted former in aver of Olean. . County okays travelling registrars also approves Fairground sign up two matters having to do with voter registration were acted upon monday morning by the Mckean county commissioners during their meeting in the court House at Smethport. They approved a schedule that will take registrars from the courthouse to areas throughout the county for eight Days beginning tuesday aug. 27 and extending through Friday sept. 13. Citizens May Register with the travelling registrars who will be at places to be designated later or at the courthouse. Final Date for registration for the nov. 5 election is sept. 16. And this year people can Register at the Mckean county fair which opened in East Smethport on monday. Registrars will Man a special Booth in the Grange building on the fair grounds Friday and saturday from i to 5 and 6 to 9 . In other business the commissioners Learned from a letter from the department of Public welfare that the county will receive within the next few weeks nearly $18,000 in child welfare funds a reimbursement from the state for the Quarter year ending june 30. Allocation of the funds is authorized under a payments to counties for child welfare services program. Russell Weston chairman of the commissioners signed an agreement Between the state and the four counties of Cameron Elk. Warren and Mckean. The agreement designates the Pennsylvania aeronautics commission As the agent to allocate Federal funds to Bradford regional Airport for improvements made there. The Mckean county fair association was granted $2,500 in county funds a the balance of their $5,000 allotment for this year. A contractor Walters and son of Bradford was authorized to do additional work in connection with a sewer line he recently installed from the county Home to the Smethport sewage system. Besides the original 1000-foot line originally contracted for an additional 220 feet of line will be installed from the building housing the women a dormitory washroom and laundry room. Cost of the additional work is a not to exceed $3,500.�?� the commissioners this week Are finalizing plans to attend the 82nd annual convention of the Pennsylvania state association of county commissioners aug. 12-14 in Pittsburgh. They will leave sunday. Commissioners Weston who is first vice president of the association commissioners Raymond Curtis and mrs. Loretta Harrington Henry Graff county solicitor and George Berk water chief commissioners clerk expect to attend the convention. Handicapped May be assisted by state Bureau handicapped Parsons who Baliva themselves in need of vocational rehabilitation services Are invited to Contact a representative of the state Bureau of vocational rehabilitation in the Mckean county court House Smethport any thursday morning Between to . And noon. Persons interested in this service May also visit or Phene the Dubois District office 305 Deposit National Bank building according to an announcement by i. B Whitaker District administrator. The Telephone number is 371-7340. All handicapped residents of Pennsylvania with a permanent disability which prevents employment but who can be prepared for new jobs Are eligible for rehabilitation services. Persons unable to return to their old jobs because of injury Are eligible also. A Norristown Man who has been a deaf mute from birth recently was honoured by gov. Raymond p. Shafer in Harrisburg As the 150,000th handicapped person to find a Job through the services of the state Bureau of vocational rehabilitation. Driver is badly burned As truck crashes Burns a Binghamton n. Y., truck Driver was badly burned last thursday morning after his Rig Jackknife crashed into a Bridge abutment and caught fire on route 17 at Ceres. Admitted to Olean general Hospital with first and second degree Burns Over his body was Robert n. Woodruff 57. As of late thursday night his condition was listed As the loaded truck was westbound at the time of the 3 40 . Accident which occurred on the rain slicked Belles Brook Bridge. Or. Woodruff told authorities that a breath tank behind the cab was ruptured in the crash and that fuel from the tank had sprayed him and ignited. The truck was owned by associated transport inc., and or. Woodruff was on a Scranton to Cleveland run. The charred cab was called a a total child seriously Hurt in fall from slide Julie Lynn Pittenger six year old daughter of or. And mrs. Lewis c. Sherwood of Eldred re 2, was seriously injured recently in a playground Accident at Jersey Shore. The Little girl suffered fractures of both wrists and one ankle and internal injuries when she fell from a slide. She is a patient in Jersey Shore Hospital. Julie was visited her grandmother mrs. Ralph Dewart in Jersey Shore when the Accident Occhi red. Eight men from county inducted into armed units eight Mckean county Young men were inducted into the u. S. Armed forces at the Buffalo n. Y., Center on thursday. A Farewell ceremony was held for the group at the Bradford veterans of foreign wars Post Home. Inducted were Brian q. Smith Ben l. Reynolds Thomas g. Wilson Richard j. Greville Harold e. Clemens William a. Wassam Allen t. Walker and Richard a. Ours. Another inductee was to have been Roger l. Peterson but he had enlisted and is now in service. Wassam is the second in his family now in the armed forces. He has a brother currently with the . Army in Vietnam. In charge of the ceremony was Charles Hallock assisted by other Post veterans George glanders Walter Duncan Leo Healy James Edbauer Stanton Schieffelin Robert Smith Gordon Kellgren and Arthur Gian Cotti. From the dads of foreign service veterans was James Johnston and from Frances Sherman auxiliary and coot irettes were Helen Duncan and sue glanders. Mayor Oscar Benton City manager Milton Lopus and councilman Thomas Hannon represented the City of Bradford with his Honor presenting each inductee an official certificate. Each boy was Given various presents from the vow Post auxiliaries hippos Case cutlery Northwest savings and loan Bradford National Bank Kendall refining company coot ettes of so and the american red Cross. Doughnuts and Coffee were furnished during the morning. Raymond Burritt gave out Gideon bibles Roy h. Grove of the vow Post gave the invocation. Flies 200 missions it. Comdr. A. J. Marks Navy of. Comdr. Arthur j. Marks 33, son of mrs. Flor onco Galloway of Smethport re 3, has complo Tod his 200th combat Mission Over North Vietnam while serving with Carrier air Wing to aboard the attack aircraft Carrier Ticonderoga in the Gulf of Tonkin. He received a certificate from the commander of the . Fleet. Showers of meteors the Peak of the annual per Seid meteor Shower will occur on the night of sunday aug. La but there will be spectacular displays of a shooting stars on several nights before and after that Date. Police pension funds in county receive $37,216 Harrisburg auditor general Grace m. Sloan has announced checks totalling $10,839,131 have been mailed by her department to 781 municipalities for police pension funds. The annual distribution is realized from a two per cent tax upon the Gross premiums received by foreign out of state casualty insurance companies. The breakdown for Mckean county City of Bradford $15,674. Boroughs of Kane $5,347 it. Jewett $1,223 port Allegany 2,723 Smethport 1,699. Townships of Bradford $5,150 Foster $5,399. The county total $37,216. Wilcox landmark to go the Wilcox area development corp. Has decided to dynamite the old Tannery smokestack. Job training programs begun by a Lehanna unit a Lehanna the a Community action Agency for Cameron Elk Mckean and Potter counties will share a Federal Grant of $79,000 with the Warren Forest county economic Opportunity Council. The funds Are to be used in recruiting and training 40 presently unemployed men and women aged 22 to 35, As attendants in Warren state Hospital. Job training period will be seven months. Those thought to be employable after the training period will have the Opportunity to remain at the Hospital. Aside from attendant work m the wards the trainees May be assigned to the laundry Kitchen or maintenance department of the Hospital. A Lehanna is presently beginning another program in the area. The Agency will underwrite a Rural leadership trainee program for six people from Low income families. This program is designed to upgrade occupational skills. Information on both program is available from Public assistance and employment Security offices or from the a Lehanna office in Emporium 483-9390. Preparing for judging horsemen it and women competed for prix at the fair ground tuesday afternoon. Several Are pictured Here putting their mount through their paces just before judging started. Photo by frailer 3 More big Days and nights for Mckean county fair mrs. Freer has 45 entries at county fair the Mckean county fair in East Smethport still has three big Days and nights to go but after an Ideal Day monday the old weather Jinx got Back on the Job tuesday. Highlights of the program for the last three Days Are today family Day with All rides on the big Strates carnival Midway 10c until 5 . Harness racing at to . Parachute jumping. Pony Pul at 7 . And stage revue at 8 . Friday harness racing at 2 . Stage show. Invitational horse show at 4 . Parachute jumping at 7 . And stage revue at 8 . Saturday Queens Parade at i . Crowning of fair Queen at 2 . Quarter horse race at 3 . Parachute jumping at 7 . And stage revue at 8 . Presentation of grand prize a 1968 Chevrolet ii Nova at to . Fireworks. The 1968 Mckean county fair got rolling monday night with a 25-unit Parade from the court House to the fair grounds. It was one of the finest fair parades Ever staged and reflected great credit on the organizers and participants. Floats bands fire departments drum and Bugle units boy and girl scouts and horse mounted 4-h�?Ters were in the line of March. Directly behind the Smethport area High school band were the five contestants for this years fair Queen title. The mayors of most county communities appeared in the fairs opening event. Judges called the Smethport area High school band the Best band and awarded a second prize to the Otto Eldred High school band. First prize for drum and Bugle corps went to tile Johnsonburg diplomats second to the Emporium Bucktail. In the a a others category the am vets color guard from Olean took first place and the coed twirlers of Eldred were second. At the same time the Parade started the Seneca Highlands skydivers put on a Parachute jumping demonstration at the fair grounds with five members jumping. By 9 . A Large crowd was at the Fairgrounds where the Joie Chitwood Auto thrill show was in Progress. Fair officials said 6,000 people were on hand for the fairs opening on monday. Earlier in the Day the Fairgrounds buzzed with activity under a warm Sun As exhibitors brought their wares to the fair and found places to show them. The rides and Booths of the carnival that will be Here All week were up and open for business by late afternoon. Owners of Trotters and pacers were stabling the horses a few of which could be seen lumbering it on the race track. More horses and lots of other livestock were assigned their quarters in the livestock buildings. The Farmers who owned them were Busy feeding watering and grooming the animals which were judged on monday tuesday and wednesday. All afternoon a sizable crowd of onlookers a drawn by goings on there a milled through Hie exhibit areas and the carnival Midway bought ice Cream Cones and sat and talked at tables in the Grange building. As for fair entries there was Quantity and variety in livestock baked goods canned goods Flowers Early crops and sewn goods while fresh fruits and vegetables were coming in at a slow trickle. A Farmer noted that a a it a too Early in the season for Many of these. 7,000 at the fair tuesday in spite of Rainy weather the Mckean county fair swung into its second Day tuesday with exhibit judging harness racing and a demolition Derby which attracted a crowd of about 7,000. Rain varying from Light sprinkles to heavy downpours fell off and on throughout the i afternoon but fair goers seemed to take it in stride. The moisture in fact was Good for one activity. Dust on the race track was put Down by the rain while the track remained free of mud and fast for the six heats of harness i racing. Judging went on throughout the Day with hundreds of ribbons distributed to exhibitors. Weather did Force cancellation of two afternoon events a Trie Seneca Highlands skydivers club parachuting exhibition and the sensational Leighs Aerial act. A Rock and Roll band from port Allegany the echoes gave an afternoon performance from the stage. The demolition Derby a production of the new York state Auto racing association attracted a sizeable crowd which watched autos slam into each other for two hours. This newspaper is published too Early to report on wednesdays program at the Mckean county fair. However it was raining again yesterday morning and it looked like the weather Jinx which has plagued the fair for the past two years is still going Strong. Indians have a reputation for being Able to do a rain dance. Is it possible that the fair association could get some of our neighbouring Seneca indians to do a dry dancer \ mrs. Bertha Freer mrs. Bertha Freer was Busy monday getting her 46 entries set up at the Mckean county fair grounds and ready for tuesdays judging. And 45 entries All of them produced or prepared by her own two hands a in t bad for someone who was 85 a few months ago. She a been participating in fairs for Over 60 years and in the past has entered As Many a too items but a period of ill health this past Winter convinced her that 45 would be enough this time. A Petite four feet five Inch 74 pounds mrs. Freer has won prizes at the fair every year for the past 14 years. She has lived for 58 years on a farm in the Grimes District about four Miles West of port Allegany on route 6. Among her exhibits this year will be 18 sewn garments including menus women a and children a clothing canned fruits and vegetables she has harvested herself and rugs she has made on her two antique looms. In past years mrs. Freer has worked every Day peeling and slicing potatoes for la French Fry Booth. But this year she says she a a won to Promise to work every Day but ill help a often As i the Veteran exhibitor did Mise one county fair. That was in 1907, when her son was born one week before the fair. Mrs. Freer entered exhibits in the former port Allegany fair. If the dates Are convenient for her. She still enters numerous exhibits in the Millport and Hamburg fairs. She has a letter of congratulations from senator Hugh Scott for having won with All the exhibits she entered in the state farm show at Harrisburg i aet january

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