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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 20, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Quot Mckean county picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday August 20, 1964 terms�?44.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 34 Indian measure sen t to Johnson Washington the House completed congressional action tuesday night on a Bill to authorize a $15,000,573 damage and rehabilitation fund for new Yorkus Seneca came on a voice vote. The action stems from construction of a dam and Reservoir on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania and new York which will flood much of the senecas Allegany reservation. President Johnson now gets the Bill for his signature. The Senate approved the Compromise measure monday. Gates of the dam at Kinzua pa., Are scheduled to be closed by the army engineers in october to Back up a Reservoir almost to Salamanca n. Y. The government broke its oldest existing treaty a signed in 1794�?by acquiring Indian land for the new York part of the Reservoir. The treaty had guaranteed the indians their land forever. The supreme court upheld the governments position. The Bill approved tuesday represents a Compromise Between measures adopted earlier by the House which last year voted a $20,150,000 fund and the Senate a which approved Only $9,126,-550. Included in the Compromise measure is authority to set up a $12,128,917 rehabilitation fund to be used by the indians for education resettlement Industrial and commercial development. Boy topples into kerosene drum drowns Cattaraugus . An eight year old boy Timothy Richard Blackman lost his life in an accidental drowning sunday night Here according to the Cattaraugus county sheriffs department. The mishap occurred at 7 35 o clock at the Ross and Dicks Gulf service station operated by his father and Grandfather in this Village. Sheriff Deforrest Mcclune said the Accident occurred when the boy who was standing on a coaster Wagon landed Over a 30-gallon drum containing about Jve inches of kerosene lost his balance and toppled head first. Richard Blackman the father made the discovery about 7 40 of clock when he went to the rear of the station where the workshop is located. The Cattaraugus fire department and or. James Taft of Little Valley were called. Firemen and the doctor attempted to revive the boy but it was to no Avail. He was pronounced dead at the scene of suffocation. Or. George Hays of Salamanca Cattaraugus county Coroner investigated along with Deputy sheriff Herbert Alders and Cattaraugus Village policeman Donald Tackentien. The kerosene in the drum was used to clean engine parts authorities said. Injured woman is reported Good Kane the condition of mrs. Helen Boedecker Kane Holm. Who was injured in a two car Accident saturday afternoon on route 6, was reported As being Good. She suffered injuries of her left leg Abdomen and jaw. Riding with her at the time was her daughter Dawn 6. Both were taken to Kane Community Hospital for treatment. Mrs. Boedecker was admitted but her daughter who suffered abrasions of the right hip was discharged. The Boedecker car it was reported struck the rear of an automobile being driven by Albert Rickenback West Orange . Neither or. Rickenback nor his three year old son Kurt was injured. They were examined at the Hospital. Road in Kinzua dam area closed Kinzua a a action of Highway route St near Devil s Elbow in Tho Kinzua dam area hat Boon completely doted to traffic in preparation for Fine grading of the read surface. Estimates Are that the Road will be locked to traffic from three to four weeks. Fire blast destroy Kane Coal tipple Kane special fire of undetermined origin and a subsequent explosion late tuesday night demolished a Coal tipple at he Mccluskey lumber Yard on Biddle St. A four fire fighting units of the Borough responded. Also answering the alarm and held on standby were fire companies from it. Jewett and Sheffield. The fire was discovered at about 10 40 . By Lloyd Lauer 122 Chestnut St., who immediately summoned the department. Shortly after the fire was discovered an explosion Tore through the two Story Frame Structure which said l. W. Mccluskey owner manager was Only partially filled with Coal. The tipple was demolished by the flames and the explosion. Firemen using five lines of Hose kept the fire confined to the tipple playing several lines on a lumber shed located adjacent to the Mckean tubing co. The major lumber Yard was untouched by the fire. Or. Mccluskey stated that he could give no estimate of the damage caused to the tipple nor could he give any cause for the fire or the explosion. Firemen remained on the scene until shortly after Midnight when three of the units were released. Remaining through the night was the West Side unit. Kinzua fund Bill is sent to president Washington the Senate completed congressional action Friday on a Compromise $4.4 billion Public works appropriations Bill sending it to the White House. Included in the Bill is $27,-000,000 for construction work at the Allegheny River Reservoir Kinzua dam project. Miller will visit area on aug. 28 William e. Miller Lockport in Olean where he is ex-., attorney who is the can petted to arrive by plane at dilate for vice president of the 10 30 ., there will be a rally United states on the Republic in downtown Olean followed by can ticket will be in Bradford a luncheon for area Republic aug. 28, according to prelim in cans in Hickey memorial Din Ary plans announced Here tues ing Hall at St. Bonaventure uni Day. Varsity. Accompanying or. Mil or. Millers appearance Here Ler to Olean will be rep. Charles will Mark the first time in mod e. Goodell a Jamestown. Gifford fair opens today special events the annual 3-Day Gifford fair will open today. Activities planned for today will include a smorgasbord dinner with Servings at 4 30 and 6 . William Wallace and Les or Ordiway will judge the fruit and vegetable exhibits which Are to be in by i . A new Premium has been opened this year in sewing for people under 18 years old. Projects entered must be in by noon. Only residents within a ten mile radius May compete. The program Friday will open with a baking contest at the Community Center. Entries Are to be in by 5 . For the new category for people under 18 As Well As the senior citizens. The event will be judged by Bill and Mildred Miller of when tvs a meet the Millers a and by mrs. Knute Johnson. The annual Parade will a Bald Friday with a spacial Section for the candidates in the Queen of the Hilltop Competition. She will be selected by the judges of the Parade and will be crowned by mrs. Miller. Girls from Ages 3 to 12 will on the Princess float with the Princess to be chosen by crowd applause after the Parade on the fair grounds. An award will be made to the 4-h member Selling the most blocks in the a Block Sale a to help finance the new Community Center to be started in the fall. A kiddie Parade will be held at 6 . Saturday on the fair grounds for children under 12 showing pets costumes and bicycles. At 7 . The Young people will stage a fashion show with mrs. Richard Johnson 4-h sewing Leader commenting on the fashions. Western style dancing will be demonstrated by the Belles and beaus at 8 . The fair will have the usual games with special adult games Square dancing with Happy de and Jack and rides. New trailer tax system proposed by county Solon Philadelphia a Russell j. Weston a Mckean county commissioner said monday that Mckean county and 12 other Northwestern Pennsylvania counties favor a new tax system regarding House trailers and Mobile Homes. Weston said a Resolution to that effect will be introduced by the Northwestern county commissioners association during the 78th annual convention of the Pennsylvania state association of county commissioners now meeting in Philadelphia. The Resolution will ask the state legislature to establish a permit system according to Edwin w. Tompkins ii solicitor for Cameron county and spokesman for the group. Trailer and Mobile Home owners would be required to Purchase a permit once a year at a Cost determined by the size of the dwelling. County treasurers would collect the fees for the permit and distribute them to All the districts in which the Mobile units had been located within the tax year he said. Weston one of five Mckean county representatives at the Philadelphia concave said a new system is needed to prevent trailer and Mobile Home owners from escaping the payment of their fair share of taxes. County fair will feature several supporting acts one of Many attractions at the Mckean county fair which opens on sept. I will be the Bruce Stevens Trio presenting a musical comedy routine. This act is part of the gala stage revue to be seen daily in front of the grandstand. Era history that a candidate for the nations second highest office Ever visited the City. Neither has there been a presidential candidate Here. The attorney who last month resigned his position As chairman of the Republican National committee during the gop National convention in san fran rough riders to meet Mckean county 4-h rough riders will meet tonight in the Keating Grange Hall in East Smethport to plan for a Roundup aug. 29 at the Mckean county fair grounds. Slides on horsemanship will be shown and a Swap shop for Riding clothes and gear will be conducted. From Olean rep. Miller and other Republican figures will move into Bradford with arrival Here expected at about 3 30 . He will be met by Bradford and Mckean county Republican leaders and escorted to veterans Square where he is expected to give a Brief talk. Mckean county cop officials Cisco will be running As the led by county chairman Merle mate for sen. Bary Coldwater Dickinson Are expected to pre a Ariz in his bid for the sent a Brief program at the presidency. Square with a possible cocktail rep. Miller will be a visitor party at the Bradford Lodge of in Olean before Capling to Brad elks. It is also possible it was Ford and then on to Chautauqua said that rep Miller will open Institute. His talk there is sched the local cop Headquarters of used for 8 30 of clock. Ficia. Smith in Campaign Post Tony Smith son of g. Scott Smith late publisher of the Kane Republican has been appointed special assistant to Dennis Kitchen general director of Barry Goldwater a presidential Campaign. Or. Smith has been or. Goldwater a press Secretary since 1960. Summer festival at Eldred Park this weekend the Catholic parishes of St. Raphael a Eldred St. Johns Duke Center and St. Mary a Sartwell will sponsor a summer festival at Eldred Community Park next saturday and sunday. The festival will open saturday at 2 . And this Day will be for the special Benefit of the children. Merchandise Booths in charge of the adults of the parishes and games of skill will be operated by the senior and Junior High school students of the parishes on both Days. The opening event on saturday will be a special Ball game Between the married and single men. Contests races and games will follow for the boys and girls of the various age groups. Prizes will be offered the winners. Another attraction for both Days will be the Pony rides for the children. The opening Day will close with a teenage dance saturday from 8 toll . The dance will be a record hop at Eldred a Tennis court. It will be in charge of a a Deacon Bob Smith former disc jockey of radio station warm Coudersport. Refreshments will be on Sale. The feature for sunday will be a Chicken Barbecue dinner served from 12 to 6 . By John Sawaya of the Century Manor Olean. All Booths will be in operation on sunday. Many articles of hand work will be featured in the fancy work Booth articles of sewing and special novelties. A parcel Post Booth will feature articles from former Parish members and friends from All Over the country. Parish awards will be made at 9 pm sunday. All people of this area Are invited. Ladies in charge of merchandise Booths will meet tonight at 8 in St. Raphael shall and on Friday at 6 30 committees in charge of Booth construction will meet in the Park. Harold Beer 50, Deputy Coroner mortician Dies it. Jewett Harold Beer 50. Local funeral director for the past five years and Deputy Coroner of Mckean county died unexpectedly at 1 45 . Last thursday at his Home. 10.000 motorists for special License plates Harrisburg at least 10.000 Pennsylvania motorists Are interested enough to an additional $10 a piece to get special License plates for their cars next year a or $12 a piece if they re driving station wagons. The Bureau of motor vehicles in the state Revenue department said monday that it has received about 10,000 applications for the special plates authorized by Law in 1963. The department Hopes to raise about $1 million with the gimmick. Officials Are pleased with the response to Date. A i would say the response probably is everything the department figured it would be maybe even on the High Side a said l. T. Bernard Bureau director. The special plates were offered by the department in mid july and applications began to come in shortly thereafter. Technically next year is the first year that special License plates a bearing a Drivers initials or age for example Are authorized by Law. People with pull could get them before As a a Courtesy of the department at no extra Cost. What the 1963 Law did in effect was to put the influential and the a influential on an equal footing and equal Billing. Regardless of a car owners status in life he can get his special plate simply by applying and the $10 or $12, As the Case May be. Everybody pays Bernard said. I or. Beer was born at Oil City nov. 20, 1913, and attended schools in Sheffield graduating in 1934. He graduated from the american Academy of mortuary science in new York City the following year. He was married to the former Edith Benson aug. 27, 1939, at Sheffield. Or. Beer was a member of St. Matthew lutheran Church the Council of the Church the lutheran churchmen Clarion Lodge 277 f amp am Coudersport consistory the Mckean Elk Warren funeral directors association the National association of funeral directors and was president of the it. Jewett rotary club at the time of his death. He was currently a member of Borough Council. Surviving Are his wife a son Thomas Beer at Home and a Niece. Funeral services were held at the Beer funeral Home at 2 30 . Sunday with the Rev. Russell Bolm of St. Matthews lutheran Church officiating. Burial was in the Sheffield cemetery. Bearers were All Brothers in Laws Lawrence Carl Paul Here and Ronald Benson and Leland Engman and Paul Graham. Memorial services were conducted Friday evening at the funeral Home by Odd fellow Lodge 881 and on saturday evening by it. Jewett Lodge 627, f amp am. Several outstanding supporting acts have been signed to appear with the feature attractions at the Mckean county fair according to Jeff Beere entertainment chairman. He has listed the Joie Chitwood show girl stabbed several times by youth la Salamanca . A 14-year-old girl was reported in fair condition in Salamanca District Hospital late tuesday night suffering from several Stab wounds received when she was attacked by an 11-year-old boy. Bonita Wilson of Willoughby Road great Valley was stabbed three times in the Back Cut on the left hand three places stabbed in the right shoulder and left Side of the Chest. She also May have possible punctured and collapsed left lung. Cattaraugus county sheriff Deforrest Mcclune who took the juvenile boy into custody and had him committed to the state Hospital at Gowanda for observation related the following Story Bonita and a younger sister Kristie were walking past the Home of the boy when the latter called out for assistance to close an upstairs window. As Bonita was closing the window the boy attacked the girl with an eight Inch Steak knife. Bonita yelled to her sister who was downstairs and the boy dropped the knife and fled. Kristie helped Bonita to the Home of a neighbor who took her to the Hospital. Assisting sheriff Mcclune were Cpl. John Jones and Deputy sheriff James Moberg of Cattaraugus county and police chief Edward Giambroni of the great Valley police. And the stage revue As headliners. Mrs. Dawn lord entry clerk and office Secretary reminds exhibitors in the fair that aug. 26 is the last Day to make entries. The office will move its operations to the fair grounds monday aug. 24. All Pennsylvania residents Are invited to make entries. Joie Chitwood and his hell Drivers Auto thrill show has been scheduled for sept. I opening Day of the fair in Smethport. On wednesday sept 2 the stage revue will open and continue at every performance closing labor Day night. F pealing be Joan Shaw popular acts appearing with the stage song stylist the Elkins Sisters acrobatic artists comedy mind readers Lucille and Eddie Roberts the Bruce Stevens Trio of Banjo players and the poodle symphony. Johnny Woods will return As master of ceremonies. County judging team is third in 4-h event Ole Bull Muse urn to open aug. 30 Low bid on paving an Ohio firm. Tri state Asphalt corp. Of Martins ferry submitted the unofficial Low bid of $181,019 for resurfacing of 4.69 Miles of it. 59 Between Kimbuck and Marsh Burg. Carter campy the new Ole Bull museum honouring the norwegian violinist who attempted to establish a norwegian Colony in Potter county in 1852, will be open to the Public from aug. 30 to sept. 8, according to miss Inez Bull founder. The museum is located on route 44, Carter Camp near Ole Bull state Park. Visitors May take a tour and lecture from i to 4 . Daily to see and photograph exhibits of older and modern transportation from Norway to America. No exhibition will be in the Ole Bull museum until aug. 30 and it will be empty after sept. 8. Due to weather conditions and Lack of heat while the museum is unoccupied All displays Are removed. The building is in typical norwegian peasant style and was constructed by Ben and Bob Kramer Galeton with Victor Chalmers also of Galeton supervising its construction. A second building will be erected to House additional material. Announcement is also made that the twelfth annual Ole Bull music festival will be held from 2 to 5 30 . Oct. La in Ole Bull state Park. Those interesting in participating Are asked to write miss Inez Bull at 172 Watchung ave., upper Montclair ., or Register at the museum while the exhibit a a open to the Public. Area federation of labor plans Booth at fair the Mckean Potter county federation of labor at its meeting tuesday night took action to Man a Booth at the Mckean county fair in Smethport sept. 1-7. The committee on political education received permission to prepare a questionnaire for the political candidates in the county state and National elections for their answers and opinions on legislation that would affect the working people of the United states. These candidates will be invited to an open meeting on sept. 15 for an Opportunity to meet the delegates and present their views. The City managers report to City Council was read and studied. The federation endorsed the program for research education and treatment police checking Drivers who fail to give signals state police in the Kane District have commenced a closer Check on motorists who fail to comply with a Section of the vehicle code dealing with signalling. Authorities reminded Drivers that either mechanical or hand signals must be used when starting stopping turning from a direct line of traffic or moving from one traffic Lane to another. It was pointed out that signals must be Given at least too feet before a turn is made or before passing another vehicle. If turn signals Are not in operation hand signals must be Given. The Law provides that signal lamps shall be in Good working condition at All times. Failure to abide by sections of the vehicle code relating to signalling is a major cause of accidents and state police said conviction on failure to signal charges carried a $10 Fine plus costs of prosecution. Heads University the Rev. Gerald j. Campbell. 44, a native of St. Marys will move up from executive vice president to president of Georgetown University a 175-year-old roman Catholic institution in Washington d.c., on dec. 3. Father Campbell is the son of or. And mrs. Nicholas j. Campbell. He was ordained in 1951 and was educated at Loyola University in Chicago Fordham University in new York and Princeton. He went to Georgetown last year. _ the Mckean county 4-h hours judging team took third place out of 28 participating teams from 28 counties at the Pennsylvania state 4-h Days event held at Pennsylvania state University Campus. All told some 900 Young people from the state completed. Team members were Sandy Barber and Doreen Newcome of Kane Lynne Morris of Bradford and Paul Ross of Smethport . The team judged Quarter horses Welsh ponies Western and English equitation and a written test. Other participants were the Dairy judging team of John Vossler of Smethport ., and Terry Ryan and Ronald Mcneil of Smethport ., and James Wright and Bob Gallentine of Turtlepoint. Judging in the Home economics division were Marie Scanlon of Smethport ., Cynthia Perry of Eldred and Sherry Johnson and Linca Slocum of Gifford. The group was accompanied by miss Beverly Bruner and miss Donna Slezak assistant Home economist and w. R. Wallace assistant county agent. Youths arrested for stealing police car Light four Mckean county youths were freed on bail last thursday by judge Glenn e. Mencer in connection with a burglary at it. Jewett. The youths stole a revolving police Light from the garage of chief of police Erik Hanson in it. Jewett on july 25. They were arrested on wednesday of last week and held in jail wed i mesday night. Chief Hanson identified the youths As a 17-year-old it. Jewett juvenile Paul Robison 21, of it. Jewett John Moffett 19, of Hazel Hurst and Terry tes Sena 19, of Crosby. The police chief said Tessena the juvenile and Robison admitted the theft and implicated Moffett. Chief Hanson said the youths told him they threw the Light valued at $25, in a water Hole at Crosby. It has not been recovered. No polio in Erie county no cases of paralytic polio have been reported in populous Erie county ., in nearly a year. Nine scouts return from 3-week trip to Cimarron As provided by the City of Hope As outlined by David Samson the regional labor director of the medical Center. President Donald Crandall appointed the following delegates to the Community service committee Clarence Saxman Joseph Robinson Richard Gould and or. Crandall. The next meeting will be at the federation Booth at the Fairgrounds at Smethport tuesday sept 1� at 7 . Nine Elk lick Council boy scouts returned sunday from a three week expedition to Philmont scout ranch in Cimarron n.m., where they spent 12 Days hiking and camping. They made the trip with 22 other scouts from the chief co planter Council in Warren and their leaders attending were Bill Martin de Frey Gary Stewart David Benninger Stacy Sprester and Bob Butters from troop 3, Lafayette Frank Wilmarth troop 16, Gregg Hackett troop 47, and Joe Siebert troop 2, of Bradford. The boys hiked Over 50 Miles on trails during their stay. They also had instruction in horse Back Riding Burro packing Gold panning dutch oven cooking conservation projects and other outdoor activities. The final night they participated in a Large campfire with awards. Enro Ute the group visited Mammoth Cave in by. While returning Home they saw pikes Peak and were taken on an air plane flight at Bunker Hill air Pope base id

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