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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - December 3, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county sent of Mckean county Kean county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Quot Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to tue Public Smethport pa., thursday december 3, 1964 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 49 goes pick Berger for Senate Leader Harrisburg state Senate republicans monday nominated James s. Berger their floor Leader since 1959, to hold the powerful Post of Senate presi Dent pro tempore for the 1965 $285,000 Low bid for clearance of Kinzua Basin Kane a the office of the . Army corps of engineers at Pittsburgh has announced that the unofficial Low bidder for the clearance of the Kinzua Creek Basin of the Allegheny Reservoir was the Humphrey corp., Wichita ran., with a bid of $285,000. There were 12 bids opened i the Clearing of the 2,000 acres South of Kinzua to the 1,330 Elevation level near red Bridge nine Miles North of Kane. The contract will be awarded within the next few weeks following the routine procedure of reviewing the bids and the bidders qualifications. Bidders were accompanied by resident Engineer Joseph Ren ouf and other members of the Kinzua of the Allegheny Reservoir Basin which is the first of the Basin clearance projects. The asking of bids for Basin clearance on both sides of the Allegheny North from the Kinzua dam to the new York state line will soon fallow. The last on the list is a separate bid for the clearance of the new York state Basin. New trial plea Over Kinzua Oil rights studied Erie a a Federal judge has taken under advisement the new trial Appeal of a group of Warren county residents who seek More Money for land lost through construction of the Allegheny River dam at Kinzua. The former owners of 291 acres of land were awarded a total of $97,500 for Oil Gas and Mineral rights plus $8,500 for equipment last sept. 18 by a jury in . District court Here. In asking judge Joseph p. Willson for a new trial tuesday the group contended the payment award was too Low. Army corps asks bids on razing Kinzua buildings Pittsburgh the . Army Engineer District corps of engineers is seeking bids for the Sale and removal of buildings or other real estate improvements located within the Allegheny River Reservoir project area. The offers will be received until la . Dec. 18 at the local office 1000 Liberty ave., after which they will be opened at a Public meeting. The properties Are located on route 59, approximately 13 Miles Northeast of Warren. Details May be obtained at the 17 Market St., Warren. Boro offices moved Emporium Borough offices now Are located in the new ram Cipal building. Session of the legislature. Bergers nomination must be acted upon by the full Senate but mondays action virtually assured him of the position since gop holds a 27-22 majority in the chamber with one race still undecided. Sen. Stanley g. Stroup of Bedford county now finishing his fourth year in the chamber was selected to succeed Berger As floor Leader. Other leaders retained other leaders of the gop delegation were retained in their present posts. They Are sen. Albert Pechan Armstrong county assistant floor Leader sen. William z. Scott caucus chairman sen. John t. Van san Lehigh caucus Secretary. Scott announced bergers selection to succeed m. Harvey Taylor who was Defeated in the Spring primary for nomination to a seventh term. Taylor a term ended monday. The office of the president pro tempore is the most valued and powerful position in the Senate. The office Holder has 117 Senate jobs answerable to him alone. Controls committees he also is paid double the $9,000 annual compensation for a senator and has $8,100 in unaudited expense funds at his hands. His real Power lies in control of Senate committees. He selects All committee chairmen and the chairmen in turn have the Power to kill or Advance legislation to the floor. Scott said Berger was the Only candidate to have opposition. Sen. George n. Wade who like Berger publicly sought the Post also was nominated. There was no Public record of the vote. Scott said it was agreed upon prior to the selection that the two tellers assigned to tabulate the vote would announce Only the winners name and destroy the ballots immediately. Word coming out of the caucus however indicated that bergers margin was substantial. Only 25 members of the gop delegation were present for the caucus. Sens. Rowland b. A hand of Crawford county and John Ware of Chester county were the absentees. Berger is to be sworn in As a senator at 12 01 ., tuesday to assume the role of act ing pro tem. The majority Leader of the Senate serves in that capacity when the pro tempore is vacant prior to the beginning of a new legislative year. Scott said no decision was made by the caucus on the positions of Senate librarian clerk and Secretary. These posts will be filled at a later Date he explained. The present office holders All were appointed to their jobs by the 1963-64 Senate also Republican controlled. They Are Mark Gruell Secretary Alfons h. Letzler clerk and miss Helen Evans librarian. Miss Evans was appointed acting librarian when George e. Stevenson died earlier this year. Driver unhurt As car demolished in crash breathe in breathe out inhalation therapy which is needed by be Many people who suffer with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases will now be available in the Home when approved by the attending physician. The Mckean county i let Timple Tine boy i hospitalized list ninety lips Afler sch a mishap in mow to mail Bruce Sharro six son of or. J n in mrs Geore b Sharro of a Hill Cdr poet 25 Bank St., Smethport was ad-1 our i Drill i us fitted to Bradford Hospital Here Are some timely hints from the Post office department for mailing parcel Post a pack solidly. Tie with Strong Cord in addition to tape which wednesday afternoon it last week following a mishap in the Smethport elementary school. The lad suffered second degree Burns about the face left shoulder and left Side when he tuberculosis and health society now has two portable units which will to made available to those Parsons. Testing one of Tho units Art or. Harry e. Taylor and mrs. Charmaine Viola of Tho Bradford Hospital staff. Jtj \ to a i t j.1 j to unit initiates new Home service youth accused of arson in Elk county jail fire Ridgway a a 16-year-old youth Edward j. Young of St. Marys sunday was charged with arson and malicious mischief As the result of a fire that caused about $100,000 in damage to the Elk c �?�-�?T-4�?� jail Here saturday night. The youth who was discharged from Elk county general Hospital sunday where he had been taken after his Rescue from a cell he had allegedly set afire is now in the juvenile detention quarters of the Mckean county jail in Smethport. He was removed to Tho Mckean county jell by Elk county sheriff Roy Krosinski end trooper Hillenbrand of Tho Ridgway Barracks of Tho state police. The Transfer was made in an arrangement by Elk county judge Paul b. Greiner and judge Glenn e. Mencer Mckean county a president judge. Woman carrying hot Coffee the school cafeteria. Port Allegany a car was demolished shortly after noon thursday on route 6, a Short distance East of Here but the Driver escaped injury. State police said Bruce l. Freeman 19, of port Allegany re 2, was eastbound when his vehicle skidded on wet pavement went off the right Side of the Highway and broke off five guard posts. Use of Tungsten Carbide studded tires is lawful you May have used. Sufficient accidentally Hwd into cushioning material should be. Used to prevent any rattling or loosening of articles within the package. A a slip showing list of contents and addressee should be enclosed in the parcel. A use a a local a and a out of town separation bands. These May be obtained at the Post office window. A saturday dec. 5, is the suggested deadline for mailing out of town packages. You May Marie them a a done to open until a All parcels should be insured. A parcels should be addressed on Only one Side and should also have the address written on the inside of the package in Case the outer wrapper should come off. A use zip code on All mail. Poor packing and addresses which Are either incorrect or not legible Are responsible for the non delivery of about half a million parcels each year. Be sure that your parcel is not among the Hies that Are undeliverable. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. Bidder on food for county Home new appointments made to conservation District Miles Bradford inc., of Bradford was Low bidder tuesday when offers were opened by the Mckean county commissioners for furnishing a varied amount of food items to the Mckean county Home during the coming year the Bradford concern bid $952 As against $982 offered by Scoville Brown inc., of Wellsville . The Board members awarded the contract to the Low bidder according to chief Gerk George e. Berkwater. New appointments to the Mckean county soil and water District were made monday by the county commissioners. Named to the Board of directors were Ralph Nelson of port Allegany to replace Paul Ostrander whose term expires at the end of the month and William Mccann of Eldred who fills a vacancy created by the recent resignation of Ronald Worden. In addition commissioner James w. 0�?~mara of Foster township was designated As a representative on the conserva finn -----1 a sedative on the conserva suit o c we kits it. Jewett 23. A g. L. Carlson was Low bidder for furnishing feed for the farm at the county Home and was Given a contract for $313. At 2 . Today the Board will open bids for furnishing varied quantities of 25 separate items of food supplies to be used at the Home. Capt l. S. Anderson of company a 728th maintenance battalion Pennsylvania National guard reported to the commissioners that the Kane unit had been certified As the re Jef the annual armory in night a til two til enlarge nursing Homes nursing Home Beds in this state increased by 1,920 in the year ending june 30. Number of Beds now total More than 48,000. Forty new nursing Homes with 2,568 Beds Are under construction. Want schools improved gov. Scranton a Council of business and Industry says Pennsylvania a Public schools should improve instruction of the three res of Reading writing and arithmetic. Atty. General Walter e. Alessandroni has ruled that the use of Tungsten Carbide studded tires is Legal in Pennsylvania. Alessandroni a opinion was released in a letter to Theodore b. Smith jr., state Secretary of Revenue who had asked for a clarification of a Section of the states motor vehicle code Banning steel studded tires. The newly developed Tungsten Carbide studs which Are highly regarded for their safety on icy highways Are now on Sale in 22 states. Alessandroni said tests conducted by various state agencies found the new Type tires to cause minimal damage to highways by the Blunt edged studs which protrude one sixteenth of an Inch beyond the tread. A it is my opinion that the language of the motor vehicle code prohibiting the use of tires on highways having on their Periphery any Block stud Flange Cleat or Spike was not intended nor does it include the tires equipped with modern Carbide studs a Alessandroni said. He added a it is reasonable to conclude that the language of the legislature in its 1927 prohibition could not have been intended to prevent the use of a safely device whose existence was unknown and a contemplated at that Alessandroni said any damage to highways resulting from the use of the Carbide studs would be minimal compared to the harm done by tire chains. A new Home service is being initiated by the Mckean county tuberculosis and health society a Home Ippu inhalation therapy service. The service which has been approved by the Mckean county medical society will allow inhalation therapy now available Only in the Hospital to be Given in the Home for certain cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such As pulmonary emphysema chronic bronchitis pulmonary fibrosis or silicosis and some chronic bronchial asthma. In programming such a service the local society ascertained that there currently exists a great need for Home and out patient inhalation therapy for the treatment of these chronic diseases at a nominal Cost. At the same time cognizance was Given to the fact that such a program was to supplements not replace present inhalation ther apy services available in the Hospital. The first step of course was to locate suitable equipment which would be compact self contained portable and reliable. The local society now has two such machines which will be available units Ippu units can be rented for a reasonable amount or in Case of need provided at no Cost. Ippu for the Layman Means a intermittent positive pressure breathing units. When the personal physician recommends that the portable unit be used in the borne a trained technician from the county society will give instructions on the use of the unit. The new service is just one More afforded the area by the tuberculosis and health society. Its announcement is most timely since the annual Christmas Seal drive is now under Way the society a principal income source. Arrest two after gambling raids in Bradford squads from the Kane Barracks of state police and Bradford police raided two fraternal clubs on Pine St., Bradford Early sunday morning and reported finding evidence of gambling. Charged with Hunter missing in Chappel Forks District located the first lost Hunter of the current Deer season was located monday night in the Chappel Forks area near Marshburn. Floyd a. Irons county civilian defense director said Henry Brown 27, of Conneautville re 2 became lost about 2 ., but. _ i that a search was not comment Gam blog places were Laurence de by organized groups until 8 Bunny Grassi of 23 main St., j . Verdict Given for plaintiff in court Case a verdict in favor of the plaintiff was returned in Mckean county civil court in a trespass action brought by George j. Lamberson executor of the estate of his Mother mrs. Belle Lamberson and. Against Benjamin k. And Madge s. Connelly. The sum of $3,785 was awarded on a wrongful death claim and no cause of action was found in the survival claim. The lawsuit involved a fall by mrs. Lamberson at property owned by the Connelly and her subsequent death which was attributed to complications resulting from the injuries. Philip f. Jacobus was attorney for the plaintiff and Robert j. Healy represented the defendants. Scheduled to Start today before judge Glenn e. Mencer is a trespass action by Rose and Presidio Borso of 627 interstate pkwy., against the great Atlantic amp Pacific Tea co., a corporation with a place of business at 79 Mechanic St., Bradford. At the Moose Lodge and Charles d. Laughlin of 45 school St., at the american legion clubroom. Each defendant posted $500 Bond before Alderman Carroll h. Clayton pending further hearings. Authorities were reported to have confiscated number tickets and fish bowl games which re the Hunter was located about 9 30 ., or. Irons said and was in Good condition despite the sub freezing temperatures. Assisting were members of the citizens Bank radio group directed by Richard Giddings and fire units from it. Jewett Smethport Lewis run and Hilltop. Ban on smoking and fires lifted in states Woods Harrisburg a. Midweek Rains resulted Friday in gov. Scranton lifting the ban against smoking and campfires in Pennsylvania a drought plagued Woodlands. Fridays action lifted the ban in the 47 counties where k was still in effect. Twenty Western Pennsylvania counties previously had been exempted from the ban because of Rains in those areas. In a proclamation announcing the action which had been instituted three weeks ago to Lessen the danger of fires in the states Woods the governor said a with the rainfall of More than one Inch wednesday and thursday in most of the recording stations of the state the extreme fire Hazard which has existed almost continuously since july has been alleviated. A sheriff l. A. Tom Pendleton at Smethport stated the boy arrived there late in the afternoon. On sunday judge Mencer informed the Elk county authorities that the Mckean county jail would be available for them for the detention of inmates until such a time that Elk county can make other arrangements. Following his discharge from the Hospital Young was taken before Justice of the peace Harry c. Law and charged As an adult. He will remain at Smethport until his appearance before Elk county juvenile court Ridgway dec. 7. Young was picked up saturday by Ridgway polka on Tho request of District attorney Norbert Powell end probation offer William Vath for a violation of parole. To entered Tho local jail at 5 20 . Some two hours later neighbors residing near the jail noticed smoke emerging from the second floor and notified the sheriffs office who in turn called out the Ridgway Volunteer fire department. The Blaze which had made great headway also had trapped the youth in his cell. John Park a Volunteer fireman secured the key to the cell and went into the burning room where he found Young unconscious. He was rushed to the Hospital. According to information from fire chief Lloyd olay it was believed pending a Complete investigation that the youth who had been lodged in the second floor women s quarters had pried Loose a door Frame. He then was believed to have stuffed a Blanket a Sheet and a Towel in the opening made when the Concrete cracked. To this he added a Quantity of toilet tissue and then set fire to the articles. The flames shot up through to the third floor were considerable damage was done. There were no other inmates on the floor at the time. However three other prisoners on the main floor All males were evacuated and later taken by sheriff Krasinski and state police to Clearfield county jail. The jail a three Story Brick Structure which was erected in 1887, is located at 211 Center St., across the Street from the Elk county buildings. Also damaged by water and smoke was the residence in the jail of Deputy sheriff Carl Sandberg mrs. Sandberg and their two sons. Thomas Gorman an Elk county commissioner stated that damage would amount to practically $100,000 and that there was adequate insurance. A meeting of the commissioners is scheduled to be held either tuesday or wednesday and insurance adjusters Are due today. An earlier estimate of damage was Given by police in the neighbourhood of $50,000. All records of the sheriffs department and other officials were safely removed from the premises and stored in the courthouse. Firemen some 90 of them responding had the fire under control shortly after 9 30 . Johnsonburg and St. Marys arrived for standby duty. During the thick of the fire the St. Marys company answered an alarm which turned oui to be false to front St. Men. Democratic unit to meet officers will be installed by mrs. Randall Griffith of Emporium regional director during a meeting of the democratic women of Eastern Mckean tonight at 8 in Liberty Grange Hall. Fifty cent gifts will be exchanged and refreshments will be served by mrs. Joseph Bay line and her committee. Suited in the arrest of the two Man burned on legs while working on car Robert w. Jones jr., 22, of Duke Center was admitted to Bradford Hospital Friday afternoon suffering first second and third degree Burns of both legs. Hospital authorities said the Young Man was burned by gasoline while making repairs to his car at his Home. His condition was reported As satisfactory. Must expand Industry gov. Scranton told members of the Pennsylvania canners and food processors association that the key to this states future lies with expansion of local Industry. This expansion will be effective the governor said Only if Industry improves present methods and adds new Hies. Hunter gets leg wound As gun fires seniors visit capital a 3-Day trip to Washington d.c., was enjoyed by 161 seniors or a. To a i it a Christmas i Smethport g Gill a Kane special Mikel Weinhoeft 23, Bristol ind., slipped and fell tuesday afternoon while Hunting and in doing so suffered a gunshot wound in his upper leg when the gun he was carrying went off. Or. Weinhoeft who is a patient in the Kane Community Hospital where he has been reported As being in satisfactory condition was Hunting in the Coon town area some nine Miles East of Here when the mishap j Stem occurred. J boing alone at the time he started to crawl out of the Woods and finally collapsed. He told or. Carlson that he had a passed out several times before reaching the Home about a mile from the scene. Or. Carlson summoned an ambulance and the wounded Hunter was rushed to the Hospital. He had suffered a heavy loss of blood before he had managed to apply a Tourniquet to the flow. While he was rushed to Tho Hospital mrs. Carlson sought out com Anions of the victim who also been searching for him. They found his gun which Weinhoeft had abandoned. The Weinhoeft party was camping in a Camp owned by Hugh Coudriet in the Coontown area. Or. Coudriet took part in the search. The Accident was being investigated by Robert Myers it. Jewett game protector and Carl Mischler of the Kane Barracks of the state police. Verdicts for area people for a lost Kinzua lands a ribber of Mckean and Warren county residents received favourable verdicts in the Federal District court of Western Pennsylvania Over the past several weeks in regards to a just compensation for lands lost because of Kinzua dam. The cases were tried before Federal judge Joseph c. Willson Pittsburgh Ana a former Mckean county attorney and were started Early in november. The juries returned verdicts favourable to the following Laurence hazzard Bradford $22,000 for a Home and farm land government witnesses had placed the value at $13,900 or. And mrs. Clyde Murray it. Jewett $38,000 for a combination dwelling and service station. Earlier appraised at $24,000. Charles r. Wieno Warren $18,000, for a Home and farm lands that had previously been a Terai Sedat $13,500 consent verdicts were returned for Garth Stoltz Corydon in the amount of $8,000. This was for a vacant land and had been appraised by the government at $5,000. Miss f. Theresa Marsh Warren $25,000 for a dwelling and farm lands the government had placed a valuation of $15,000 or. And mrs. Carl Eschenbach Warren $10,000 for a Home the government had offered $7,000. Or. And mrs. Angelo Ditonto Warren $12,000 for a Home and lot earlier government action had offered $9,400 Francesco Cataldo Warren $20,000 for a Home and farm. Government witnesses had placed the value at $13,300. The Law firm of Rydesky and Malizia of Emporium and Henry Nicholson of Warren represented the area residents while Robert Tucker and Robert Fis Cus Pittsburgh represented the government. N

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