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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - December 10, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania it leading democratic newspaper Mckean county s picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 103 Over a Century of service to the purus Smethport pa., thursday december to 1964 terms�?$4.00 per Vear single copy Loe no. 50 Erie Hunter wounded near Westline listed in a a fair condition at a Bradford Hospital sunday was Joseph m. Kasper jr., 21, Lake City near Erie who was accidentally shot saturday morning while Hunting in the Westline area. The Accident was said to have occurred at about to . According to game protectors Robert Myers it. Jewett and William Martin Lewis run and state trooper Gerald Clark of the Kane substation or. Kasper was struck on the left thigh by a Deer slug from a gun accidentally discharged when Frank Ottis Hannah 14, also of Lake City slipped and fell with the gun striking a Rock and going off. Following the Accident two companions James w. Leczner 20, and Blinn h. Anderson 27, of Girard pa., carried the wounded Man to a Highway and placed him in an automobile which rushed him to Westline. There he was Given first Aid by mrs. Ruth Ennis and her visitor mrs. Clara Rittenhouse. A Tourniquet was placed on the wounded leg and or. Kasper was taken to tacks inn where the Bradford fire department ambulance was waiting. He was admitted shortly after la . According to or. Martin there were six men in the Hunting party but when the Accident a occurred Only three were in the immediate area or. Leczner and or. Anderson. The rest of the party were either at the Highway or Enro Ute to the Road. Tom Mil m. F. Lombard mailing deadline for Yule cards Heads Board its not too Early to mail your Christmas cards right now. And the Post office department says that All out of town cards should be mailed before next wednesday to insure delivery before Christmas Day. Another record volume of Christmas mail is predicted. Estimates indicate seven billion pieces of mail will move through . Post offices during the pre Christmas Peak mailing season. A 5c stamp four new Christmas Stamps Are available will provide 1st class mailing privileges for Christmas cards. This Means cards May be forwarded or returned if undeliverable. They also receive Normal 1st class priority in handling and delivery. Be sure to include your zip code in your return address and that of the addressee if known. Major Post offices Are using the zip code system for sorting and transporting parcel Post. Almost every parcel mailed goes through these offices. Use of zip code can Speed up parcel Post delivery by 24 hours or More. And there is less danger of damage because there Are fewer handling operations. Youth accused of firing jail sent to school Ridgway Edward Young 16, St. Marys monday went before judge Paul Greiner Elk county or Ridgway and was ordered sent to Camp Hill Industrial school for boys near Harrisburg for an indefinite term. The youngster who had been detained in the juvenile detention quarters of the county jail at Smethport since nov. 29, was returned to Ridgway monday morning by Deputy sheriffs Carl Sandburg and Ralph Himes of Elk county. The boy a parole violator had been placed in the Elk county jail nov. 28 and later that night set fire to the jail causing damages later estimated at $32,500. He was rescued from his cell by a Ridgway fireman. Three other prisoners in the jail at the time were transferred to the county jail at Clearfield while Young was taken to Smethport. Elk county jail fire loss $32,500 Ridgway a damage to the Elk county jail Here saturday in a fire started by a 16-year-old boy from Fox township was announced thursday As $32-500 by Thomas Gorman chairman of the Elk county Board of commissioners. Earlier estimates of the damage had been Given As near the $100,000 Mark. According to or. Gorman damage to the jail was estimated $30,000 and to contents $2,500. Or. Gorman had announced that the jail had adequate insurance. The fire was allegedly set by Edward Young who presently is lodged in the juvenile detention quarters in Smethport county jail. The youth later will be returned to Elk county to answer charges of arson and malicious mischief in juvenile court. The boy a parole violator admitted stuffing sheets blankets and towels Between a Wall and a door Frame which he had pried Loose and setting the accumulation on fire. Final design contract let for route 219 Stanton e. Funk District Engineer of the Clearfield office of the state department of highways announced monday that Berger and associates of Harrisburg have been awarded the final design contract for the relocation of route 219 beginning at a Point North of the Village of Degolia and terminating at a Point just North of the main and e. Main its. Intersection in Bradford. Or. Funk stated that Berger will be Given the signal to go ahead with final design work just As soon As the firm completes a few technicalities remaining on preliminary design work such As ramp approaches pattern Etc. The District Engineer continued by explaining that final design work will be based essentially on the proposed relocation which was outlined both through printed notices and at the Public hearing on nov. 19. Referring to the Public hearing or. Funk said that the highways department was of the opinion that no substantial testimony had been presented to indicate a detrimental economic Impact on the area which would be affected by the relocation. Plans for plants on Seneca lands to be discussed children a Yule party planned by port Moose Doti Gaddess civic affairs chairman of the port Allegany Moose Lodge has announced that arrangements Are nearing com pm Eton for the Christmas party for the children of port Allegany and Vicinity on dec. 19. According to present plans the program will get under Way a it a a movie at the grand theatre at 1 30. This will be Folio. D by a Christmas party at the Moose Home. Salamanca . A plans for the construction of Small Industrial plants on Indian land with Federal Money received in connection with the Kinzua dam construction will be discussed at a meeting of the Seneca Indian Council Here today. Arriving for the meeting will be Arthur Lazarus jr., of Washington dc., attorney for the nation. He expects representatives from several companies to attend the meeting of the Council. The senecas have discussed the construction of three or four factories each capable of employing Between 30 and 40 workers. The indians after erecting the plants plan to lease them to Industry. One of the first Sites mentioned is at Irving on the Cattaraugus reservation. It was announced that the senecas expect to begin Clearing soon the Hotchkiss plateau tract where More of the $15 million in Federal Money will build a Williamsburg Type tourist recreation area. The project designed by Brill engineering co., new York represents a major Seneca investment. The plateau is about three Miles below Quaker run and overlooks the Reservoir to be created by the damming of the Allegheny River at Kinzua. Construction is expected to get under Way in the Spring. Completion of new Indian Homes on both the Allegany and Cattaraugus reservations has been delayed by unforeseen obstacles. About a dozen of the 104 houses being built on the Allegany reservation have been completed. Families Are expected to move in upon the installing of electric Power and a Gas lines. In Smethport Michael f. Lombard of Hazel Hurst who represents Hamlin twp. On the Smethport area joint school Board tuesday was elected president of the organization the first since december of 1963. The wily other officer elected was Edward Carlson of sergeant twp., who was named vice president. Throughout 1964 various members of the Board had acted As chairman voting the chairman method. The last president of the Board was David Pytcher who completed his term last december. Tuesdays reorganizations meeting was presided Over by or. F. E. Guenter a member of the Board. Among the important items of business was the discussion and adoption of a proposal made by the Bradford area joint school system. The proposal was an invitation to All vocational technical students living outside of the Bradford school system to attend the vocational technical school in Bradford As tuition students. After a lengthy discussion the Board went on record to become part of the Mckean county vocation technical attendance area. Also during the meeting a letter was read from the student Council of the school stating that signs were needed to end confusion caused by the circular driveway at the High school. The Board granted permission to the Council to erect signs under the direction of Fred Zampogna acting principal. The Board announced the employment of John j. Berardi As Metal shop instructor for the second semester. Salaries and Bills amounting to approximately $52,000 were approved and ordered paid. Play for Benefit of school choir to be presented a the Cinderella Complex a a comic fantasy in three acts by sir Osbert Sitwell will be presented on saturday and monday at 7 30 . In the Smethport area High school auditorium. Joseph Gates of the High school faculty is director of the production and his student assistant is Laura Anderson. All profits from the play will go to a fund to help expenses of a trip to the new York worlds fair by the vested choir of Smethport area High school next Spring. The leading role of a a cinderellas is played by Benay Star sky. Others in the cast Are a step Sisters Pamela and Diana a Lauren Backus and Laura Anderson. A father lord Wilfert a Christian Feit. A lady laughing Tower a Beth Ann Sayers. A a Humpleby a Donna Minnier. A a Floral a Donna Meley. A a Prince a Fred Brown. A a Herald a Steven Sham. A Bill Whittye a Larry Minnier. A Dame Eva a Cindy Ander son. A Dame lilith a Michelle Hendrickson a lord scones a Brent Vossler. A lady scones a Linda Donovan. A a Elspeth a Becky Beckman. A Derek Banster a ted Johnson a lady Carport a Barbara Smith. A mild red a Ray Abbey. Others in the cast include Nadine Lundgren and Mary Frances Newcombe. Make up and costumes Are in charge of Maria Billitier and stage arrangement and lighting Are under the direction of Steven Sharro. Marie Scanlan is property manager and Judith Thomas is House manager. First Allegheny cargo liner to provide regular scheduled service at Bradford Mckean Airport is shown As it landed at i . Wednesday of last week. Don Rester a transportation agent for Allegheny Here is shown in Bottom photo loading cargo aboard Hie air plane. Five mornings a week a similar cargo plane will land Here after a flight from Washington Baltimore Harrisburg and Pittsburgh Enro Ute to Cleveland. Later in the Early morning hours Tho cargo piano will serve Bradford Mckean Airport again As it reverses its route from Cleveland Back to Washington. Air cargo is also carried on All Allegheny airlines passenger flights Here according to Harry b. Minich District manager. Photos by Don Husted $1,194,015 Low bid for Valley Larabee Highway Harrisburg a a Pittsburgh firm Friday was the apparent Low bidder for Tho Long awaited reconstruction of the Farmers Valley to Larabee Junction Highway in Mckean county. A bid of $1,194,015.79, submitted by a. E. O Block. Was opened in the state highways office. Three others were offered. A new 22-foot wide Highway will be constructed of Concrete and will include two Small spans Over Digel and Moody hollow runs. The highways department said it must meet a six week deadline in awarding of the contract which will now be screened for eligibility. Federal and state funds on a 50-50 basis will finance the work scheduled to Start in the Spring under the direction of District two Engineer Stanton Funk Clearfield. The 5.62-mile Section is logged As its. 444-115 through Keating and Eldred townships. First built in 1925 at a Cost of 5270,000 it was resurfaced in 1930. Width now is to feet. The Road has deteriorated in the past several years and a rough pavement ahead Quot signs went up. This reconstructed Road will link the new Farmers Valley Smethport Road also constructed by a. E. O Block and the Eldred port Allegany Highway at Larabee Junction. The Road once was a segment of route 6, the Roosevelt Highway across Pennsylvania s Northern tier to new York City. However. Route 6 was transferred to the Scenic Bush Hill Road cutting eight Miles off the distance from Smethport to port Allegany. Social Security Benefit increases Are explained prepare Blue Jay Camp for Job corps Marienville laying of Telephone lines winterizing of present buildings and the erection of a garage and a warehouse Are under Way at the Blue Jay Camp Allegheny National Forest. When ready the Camp will become the first Job corps Center in the state part of president Johnson s War on poverty program. Robert f. Christensen Bell Telephone co., is supervising the laying of the Telephone lines. There will be la pairs of wires Laid underground from Marienville to the Camp. National Forest officials who will administer the program started the rehabilitation plans some time ago. The buildings at the Camp set up As a transient Camp under the Public works administration in the Early Days of president Roosevelt a administration originally had been erected for summer use. Also to be set up will be school and living quarters equipment for too boys and an estimated work staff of 25. When opened in the 1930 s the Camp was built to accommodate 250 men who were kept Busy carrying on projects in the Forest. Back in 1939, the Blue Jay Camp buildings were turned Over to Pennsylvania state University a school of forestry and for a number of years minus several years of being closed because of world War ii it served As a Sophomore Camp for the University a school. Penn state gave up the project several years ago. Since Penn states removal the Camp has seen Little activity except for occasional meetings and training sessions. More recently most of the Forest service meetings and training sessions have been conducted at Duhring some la Miles Northeast of Here. Duhring was the first civilian conservation Camp established anywhere in the nation. Announce dates for distribution of surplus food the Mckean county commissioners and l. P. Thompson food administrator announce the dates and places for the december surplus food distribution As follows dec. To. Bradford armory for All persons whose last names begin with the letter g through n inclusive dec. La armory o through z inclusive. Dec. 15, Kane fourth Ward Hose House dec. 17, Eldred new Borough building dec. 18, East Smethport Grange Hall dec. 22, port Allegany Borough building dec. 23, it. Jewett Borough building. Distribution or. Thompson said will continue from to . To 3 . And All certified applicants or proxy must appear at their distribution Points this month. They must also bring necessary information for re certification purposes. It is important that applicants or proxy have social Security numbers and spa Case worker numbers. Remember folks plaintiff Given at county Home on thanksgiving a count your blessings be thankful and share certainly was the thought in the minds of a great Many people in this area. As a result thanksgiving at the Mckean county Home in Smethport was a joyous occasion. Many organizations and individuals contributed table decorations and favors fruit packages of cookies gift baskets bibs for bed patients and other articles. Several groups visited the county Home at thanksgiving and presented a variety of programs including movies and music. Oldest resident Dies Eugene Fink 99, of Emporium oldest resident of Cameron county died last week. Wolf run Home fire damage is slight Rew Volunteer firemen responding to a 9 20 . Thursday alarm extinguished a Blaze in a Wolf run Home owned by Robert Wilt and occupied by mrs. Geraldine Burton. They found a chair flooring and a Wall in flames from an undetermined cause. Damage was slight. The volunteers were under the direction of the Rev. Paul Whitcomb senior Hoseman. $5,283 verdict in trespass Case a verdict in favor of the plaintiff was returned in Mckean county court Friday in a trespass action brought by Presidio Borso of Bradford against the great Atlantic amp Pacific Tea co., a corporation doing business in Bradford. The sum of $5,283.35 was awarded or. Borso to cover medical expenses and loss of services of his wife the late Rose Borso. Mrs. Borso had been injured in a fall at the grocery store in april of 1963 her subsequent death was not related to injuries received in the fall. Murray r. Garber and Henry a. Onofrio were attorneys for the plaintiff and Robert j. Healy represented the defendant. County savings Bond buying hits $74,076 a total of $74,076 in . Savings Bonds was purchased in Mckean county during october according to chairman d. Harvey Phillips. The total for the first to months of the year is 866.227, or 86 percent of the 1964 quota. Truck strikes rear of car about to turn Kane a state police investigated an Accident about 4 10 . Tuesday on route 446, three Miles North of Eldred. Troopers said Joseph e. Brown of Duke Center slowed his car to make a left turn and that a truck operated by William sch rum of Lickingville swerved and struck the rear of the Brown machine. No injury was reported. Displaced Indian family in new Home Salamanca . Special a the family of Paul Lee one of the 104 displaced Seneca nation families forced to evacuate their former Homes because of the Kinzua dam Reservoir is at Home to friends today in a Brand new ranch Type Home near Here. The Lees Mother father and 18-year-old son finished moving into the recently completed three bedroom Home tues i Day they had been forced to vacate their old Home on route 17, one mile East of red House which sometime next year will be inundated by the Waters of the Kinzua dam. The Iroquois Gas co. And other utilities completed their work monday the first service Hookup in the Jimerson town resettlement. The Home was built by the Seneca nation with funds from the Federal government. Come this weekend the Lees will have their first neighbors when or. And mrs. Kenneth Snow two children or. Snows 86-year-old Mother mrs. Lena Snow take occupancy of their new Home at Coldspring. Seneca nation authorities said that 12 More Homes Are ready for occupancy in the same area 1 and that 72 More Are now in various stages of construction at Jimer town and also at a second resettlement area near Coldspring. Leonard j. Dziadkowicz District manager for the social Security administration office in Olean said it has been swamped with written Oral and next grand jury convenes feb. 22 in county court the next Mckean county grand jury will be convened on monday feb. 22, according to District attorney William f. Potter. Because of an insufficient number of pending cases it has been decided not to form a grand jury or hold criminal trials at the regular term of the court of common pleas which opens next monday with judge Glenn e. Mencer presiding. The District attorney said that it would be difficult to secure jurors for grand jury and Crim Inal trial work in the pre Holiday season. Two death cases Are among those to be presented to the next grand jury. In one Arthur m. Dort of 1184 w. Washington St., Bradford is accused of involuntary manslaughter and hit and run in the fatal Accident oct. 7 in w. Corydon St. Ext. Which took the life of Kathleen Ann Cutlip seven. And Richard Drugg of Roberts St., Bradford is facing grand jury consideration on manslaughter charges arising from an alleged altercation sept. 28 in a Bradford club and the subsequent death of Lee Elmer Foster 50, of 19 n. Center St., that City. Also pending Are burglary cases from Kane and several proceedings involving traffic violations. Number to face county court pleas session a Large number of persons will appear today at a pleas session of Mckean county criminal court in Smethport. Many of the cases on the Agenda involve juveniles with la alleged delinquents being cited by District attorney William e. Potter for appearance before judge Glenn e. Mencer. Among them is a youth accused of arson in the firing of a barn at the Valley Hunt club Lewis run on july 14. State police reported following an in a vesti gation that the 12-year-old had admitted being responsible for the Blaze which caused dam age estimated at the time at about $40,000. Fifteen horses were removed from the burning Structure by persons at the clubhouse when the Early evening Blaze was discovered. Also on the Calendar Are three desertion and non support cases. Scheduled to enter pleas and be sentenced at the to . Portion of the session Are Donald j. Swift of Rew re operating a motor vehicle on a restricted License requiring glasses. Alex Broskovich of Rankin burglary and the Possession of burglary tools. Lawrence Baker of Anerdi operating a motor vehicle after License suspension. Marlin Marble of Derrick City burglary and larceny. Richard Frierson of Wilcox re i driving while intoxicated. Telephone inquiries from social Security beneficiaries who expect to get an increase in their monthly checks. This upsurge in inquiries was triggered according to or. Dziadkowicz by a news release he issued nov. 23, which apparently gave false Hopes to Many beneficiaries. The news article said that about 200 disability beneficiaries in the four county area served by the Olean office would receive an increase with their Check dated dec. 3. The increase was the result of a technical change made in the social Security Law by Congress just before it adjourned. The article also urged disabled persons who Are not getting disability benefits under social Security to inquire about them. Or. Dziadkowicz pointed out in a clarifying announcement that Only a very Small percentage of beneficiaries received the raise since there Are Over 25,000 persons receiving All types of social Security benefits in the four county District. Of that total Over 2,000 Are receiving benefits under the disability provisions of the Law so Only about to percent of the disability beneficiaries received the increase. Congress was considering an across the Board increase for All beneficiaries before it adjourned. However the general increase was not passed before adjournment. Also not passed were proposed changes to provide Hospital insurance benefits for beneficiaries aged 65 or Over and to continue payments to children until age 22, instead of 18, if the child is still in a school. Monthly disability benefits Are Only paid to persons under the age of 65. A free pamphlet which explains the disability Benefit requirements is available at the Olean District office. Persons May ask for pamphlet 29. Those 65 or Over do not qualify for disability insurance benefits since they would qualify in All likelihood under the regular old age provisions of the Law. The Olean office is located at 132 n. First St. Smethport Boro approves sewage Plant schedule Smethport Borough Council met monday night and announced that As a result of a conference with the Smethport Borough authority it had approved a Progress schedule for the proposed construction of a sewage treatment Plant. To be submitted to the regional Engineer Are final plans and specifications prior to March i of next year. Bids will be sought in october of 1965 and contracts will be awarded in january of 1966. Work is due to Start april i 1966. A study will be made of ways to reproduce the minutes of meetings and ordinances which have accumulated since 1855 when the first ordinance was adopted. The District safety Engineer of the state highways department will be asked to investigate a dangerous traffic condition at East and water sts., and agreed to add additional Street lights there if necessary. Bills totalling $7,156 in the general fund and $7,840 in the electric fund were ordered paid and $6,000 was transferred from the electric to the general fund

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