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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - December 17, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county Democrat a Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Mckean county9 picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to tue Public Smethport pa., thursday december 17, 1964 terms olm per year single copy Loe no. 51 water recedes after it Thermal Oil recovery test planned it. Jewett Man to head n i w t it a to a Field test will be started backs up at Kinzua dam is 1965 heart fund drive Warren a heavy weekend j Rains caused a backup of water at Kinzua dam that reached a 30-foot level before cold weather set in to Crest the water of the Allegheny River at 1,231 feet above sea level. The water said army corps of engineers at the dam gave a preview of the Winter time Pool the dam is designed to create. The River remained at the 1,231 foot Crest until tuesday when it slowly started to recede. The Waters poured through the four completed Sluice ways. The engineers reported that the water covered Low lying sections of the abandoned route 59, and Cut off Access from the South to the former Village of Kinzua. Flood Waters it was said had lapped up to the rear door of the abandoned fire House the Only building left standing at Kinzua. Spokesmen stated that the High water of sunday had buckled the coffer dam around the last open Section where Concrete had been poured saturday around the Gates of the last two of six River level sluices. Wooden forms waiting for More Concrete work and other equipment were washed away. Twenty army corps of Engineer workers found themselves cutoff from their work by the Waters forcing the scaling of a 130-foot Cliff to go Back and Forth to work. Army engineers said that the danger had been anticipated before the River was diverted two weeks ago into four of the six sluices. Cei sets aside $880,000 or Kinzua electric Power Plant the Cleveland electric illuminating co. In a stepped up expansion program has included $880,000 for preliminary work on a new $25 million pumped Stor age generation Plant to be built Hunter Dies after seeking Deer in area Clarence r. Hancock. 51, of 213 hedgehog Lane was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Bradford Hospital at about 8 . Monday. Coroner Gale Hollenbeck issued a verdict of death by natural causes. Or. Hancock and a companion Marvin j. Uhl of 266 Derrick Road had spent the Day in the Woods Hunting Doe and at dusk started to walk Back to their automobile. A half mile East of Bingham or. Hancock suddenly collapsed. The time was Given As 5 30 . Or. Uhl walked Back to Bingham from where he summoned the Hilltop Volunteer fire department ambulance. Or. Hancock was placed aboard a Railroad Handcart and removed to Bingham to the waiting ambulance. Death or. Hollenbeck said was attributed to a heart attack. Or. Hancock was born july 13, 1913, in Olean. N.y., the son of mrs. Guy a. Hancock and the late or. Hancock who died two weeks ago. He had been employed in the Bradford Oil Fields for a number of years both for James Bauer and the Lawton Oil co. He was an ardent sportsman and participated in Hunting fishing and Bowling. He Atte faded the first methodist Church. Surviving him Are his wife the former Mary Abrams whom he married May 8, 1937 two sons Ralph Hancock stationed with the . Navy at Pensacola. Fla., James Hancock and one daughter Susie Hancock both at Home a granddaughter his Mother 211 hedgehog Lane five Sisters mrs. Movado Baker mrs. Genevieve Remington mrs. Thelma Norcross All of Bradford mrs. Gretchen of nut Fer. Youngsville and mrs. Betty filjones Olean and two Brothers Charles Hancock Bradford and Howard Hancock Gifford. The funeral service will be conducted this afternoon at 1 30 at the Koch Chatley memorial Chapel by the Rev. Roland Osgood pastor of the first methodist Church. Inspectors retained a total of 1,000 temporary hourly employees of the state Highway dept have been placed on the permanent payroll for the first time. These construction inspectors will work during the summer and go to special schools in the Winter. At Kinzua. Construction will Start As soon As a Federal License is received and is expected to be completed in 1968. Cei and the Pennsylvania electric co. Applied last summer to the Federal Power commission in Washington for a License to construct and operate the Plant. The proposed facility would in effect store electricity in Large quantities for later u9e. Louis h. Roddis jr., pen elec president said at the time the application was made that the Plant would reduce the annual operating costs of the flood control Structure and substantially increase the use of Pennsylvania Coal thus bolstering the Economy of the state. Plans Call for the Plant to be designed to use two 150.000 kilowatt reversible pump turbines relatively new developments for both pumping water and generating electricity. During Low Power demand periods electricity will drive the reversible turbines As pumps to lift the water from the Reservoir up some 800 feet to an upper Reservoir. This storage Reservoir would cover some too acres to a depth of 50 feet. When peaks in Power demand occur water stored in the upper Reservoir would be released generating electricity As it fell through the same turbines which pumped it up Hill. Instead of flowing Down River after generating Power As is the usual Case most of the water would be sent Back into the Allegheny Reservoir behind the dam from which it came. In addition the Kinzua Plant would also contain a 25,000 kilowatt conventional hydroelectric Turbine operating from water in the upper Reservoir to generate additional electricity. Power from the Plant would be delivered to the Ceil a system Over a 345,000 Volt interconnection which the firm is building from its Ashtabula Power Plant East of the state Border. The 1965 Cei construction program will include nearly $2.5 million for completion of this 16-mile interconnection with the pen elec system. The line will join a similar line which pen elec is building to its facilities in the Erie area and from there to connect with the Kinzua Plant. Cei said yesterday the expenditures will be included in a stepped up expansion program due in part to the effects of reduced Federal income tax rates. Similar expenditures this year will total $20 million it added. A Field test will be started late this week in the Venango Field near Franklin to evaluate the applicability of Thermal recovery by steam injection As a method of secondary recovery according to the december Issue of producers monthly Magazine on secondary recovery. The Magazine article reports that the Field Experiment is a 1 cooperative Effort by Wolf a head Oil refining co. And Penn Zoil offices of which Are in Bradford As the operator. Technical assistance is being provided by Pennzoil Zapata division Midland Texas and Wolf a head Oil City. Meanwhile a similar pro-1 Jet in the Cyclone area in Mckean county it scheduled for the next two or three i months the Experiment will be a variation of the steam injection process which has achieved considerable Success in other areas of the Petroleum Industry where High viscosity Oil reservoirs have not effectively responded to the generally accepted methods of Oil recovery. The test site is located on the Grant lease of Wolf s head near Franklin. The process will be applied in the form of a steam flood in an area which has already been intensely drilled and produced to the economic limit of primary Oil recovery. The test will be conducted on a newly developed one acre typical five spot pattern. Consisting of four injection Wells and one producing Well. Four additional primary producing Wells in toe immediate area affected by the steam flood will be retained and reconditioned for observation. The mechanical design of the steam generating equipment by Struthers Wells corporation Warren is basically a forced circulation water Vaporizer with a single pass or once through Coil system. The unit is designed to produce steam at a rate of 21,000 pounds per hour at a maximum of 600" degrees fahrenheit 1,500 pounds per Square Inch temperature and pressure respectively. The qual to of the steam ranging from 75 to 85 percent depending on the solids concentration of the feed water. For satisfactory operation with this Type Heater the feed water must be properly treated to insure conversion of solids to a soluble form so that they will remain dissolved in the Small percentage of condensate contained in the steam discharge preventing deposition of solids in the Heater. The water treating equipment comprises a centrally located system which provides for mechanical de aeration and hardness control to minimize the corrosive Ness of the feed water. The main water softening system designed by la water i conditioning inc., division of water treatment corp City of Industry calif., is of the sodium zeolite Type required to provide an extremely Low hardness effluent preferably in the Range of less than one part per million. The manifold provided for steam distribution will be equipped with various monitoring facilities essential to maintain flow control throughout the system. The operation is of an experimental nature endeavouring to determine the effects of High temperature steam on the physical properties of Oil reservoirs and the feasibility of the application of Thermo recovery in Pennsylvania and adjacent areas. Generator to create steam for the Wolf head a Pennzoil Experiment near Franklin to study the effectiveness of Thermal recovery by steam injection is looked Over by h. O. Simonsen Bradford pen Oil co. Assistant Petroleum Engineer. Formal pact for housing j Elk prisoners prepared p1 it a formal agreement for housing Elk county prisoners in the Mckean county jail at Smethport is being prepared by e. G. Potter Mckean county solicitor it was Learned monday. This county has been handling prisoners for Elk officials since a fire caused extensive damage to the jail in Ridgway on the night of nov. 28. However Elk county commissioners informed Mckean officials they were desirous of a contract which would be effective until repairs have been completed to the Ridgway Structure a probably in six months. The fire it the Elk county jail was set by a 16-year-old youth. Edward j. Young of St. Marys who subsequently was imprisoned on arson and malicious mischief c o u n t s arising from the Blaze which caused damaged estimated at about $32,000. An emergency arrangement consummated by judges Glenn e. Mencer of Mckean county and Paul b. Grenier of Elk county resulted in the local de i Tendon of the youth from the neighbouring county. Chairman r. E. Youngquist said the local jail has a capacity of 44 males eight females and eight juveniles. He added that the formal agreement provides that Mckean county will House Elk prisoners except those defendants accused of murder or Man Slaughter and a common Mckean the solicitor added prefers not to handle out of county juveniles in the Smethport jail but would do so in Case of emergency. The agreement also provides for payment of $2.50 per prisoner Day by Elk county and that it will assume All medical surgical and dental expenses for its prisoners. Should extra guards be necessary Here Elk county would stand that expense. At its business meeting Mon Day the Mckean county commissioners discussed the Purchase of a new cooking Range for the Kitchen Section at the county jail. Three county Aid applications for monies from the liquid fuels fund were approved. They were Corydon township $5,234 Lafayette township $1,878 Liberty township $4,000. The amounts were used for Highway and Bridge projects. In the political subdivisions. Defendant landmark at Kane to disappear soon Kane special a an eld Kane landmark will soon disappear in the name of Progress in order to make room for a parking lot. The landmark it the 14-room House at 121 grooves St., better known As the Young property. The House which is More than too years old has been purchased by or. W. B. Coulter of 29 Pine St. It is reported that work on its demolition will Start soon in order to make room for a new parking let. Harry c. Huntington of Bradford president of the five county Allegheny Mountain heart association has announced that the 1965 heart fund Campaign will begin Here and throughout the nation on feb. I. R. P. Barnhart of it. Jewett has been named general chairman for the Campaign of the newly merged units in Mckean Potter Elk Jefferson and Clearfield counties. The heart fund drive will reach its Climax on the weekend of heart sunday feb. 21, when volunteers in All residential areas will visit their neighbors to deliver educational information on How to reduce the risk of heart attack and to accept contributions. A the heart fund is a great crusade against the no. I health enemy of our nation. We All can participate through giving and serving As volunteers a said or. Barnhart. A i am most Happy and proud to have been selected As chairman of the 1965 or. Barnhart is a former superintendent of Mckean county schools. Active in the heart association he served As Mckean county Campaign chair r. P. Barnhart. To Hood Hoort fund Man in 1958 and has been a member of the Board of directors for six years. He also has actively participated in the work of other welfare and health agencies including the american cancer society the tuberculosis and health society and the Mckean county society for crippled children. Schools Given $84,285 for lunches and Mil control of Elk jail residence Issue in court Ridgway who has control of the Elk county jail and residence sheriff Raymond Kra Sinski has filed a petition for a declaratory judgment and the dispute is expected to be heard in common pleas court. Named As defendants Are commissioners Thomas Gorman. Herbert j. Straub and Kenneth j. Halloran and Carl Sandberg and his wife Ruth acting superintendent and Matron of the county jail. The sheriff is contending that the safekeeping care maintenance discipline and employment of prisoners is vested by Law in the sheriff and his appointees that the sheriff and his family shall be furnished a residence in the jail and that the officials action in ordering the san bergs to vacate the premises is within his authority and according to Law. The county commissioners appointed or. Sandberg and his wife and authorized them to reside in the jail residence contending they have Complete control Over such appointments and have refused to permit the sheriff to live there and maintain the jail. The commissioners have 15 Days in which an answer the petition filed by the sheriff. New psychiatric Center the new $150,000 psychiatric unit at Hamot Hospital Erie has started treatment of the mentally ill. Minimum age is 15 and Cost is $29 per Day. The unit can take care of 22. Over too pupils compete in employ Handicap contest Motel application made in South Bradford area rink Bros has applied to Bradford township for a permit to erect a Motel in the area near the intersection of Congress St. And South ave., it was Learned monday night from supervisors of that township. Chairman John d. Geibel said a plication for a permit to construct a Motel on the Easterly Side of the route 219 Highway just South of the intersection had been filed with Samuel Graham zoning officer of the township but that due to a question As to conforming use and regulations in that area the matter had been referred to the Bradford township zoning Board for final action. Meantime official stated grading operations have been commenced at the site but be construction has been started. More than too Mckean county High school juniors and seniors competed monday in the National employ the handicapped contest. They told the Story of a How the handicapped Are overcoming barriers of employment in my each year the presidents committee in cooperation with the Pennsylvania governors committee and the Mckean county committee for the employment of the handicapped sponsors the contest. In Mckean county savings Bonds and Cash Ara Given for county and school winners. The top county prize is a $75 the county Winner then competes at the state level for gubernatorial scholarships and savings hoods. State prizes Are provided by the governor and the Pennsylvania state aerie fraternal order of eagles. The state Winner will attend the annual meeting of the presidents committee in Washington Al expenses paid. The state Winner will compete for the National award. Five National award winners will be awarded prizes ranging from $200 to $1,000, plus transportation and expenses to Washington where the president will present the awards. Mckean county essays Are judged locally by an Anonymous judge picked for his qualifications in the Field of writing. The winning essays from each of the six county High schools Are then sent to Clarion state College where members of the English department pick the Best one of the six. This is the essay entered in state Competition. County prizes Are contributed by industries and labor organizations located in Mckean county. Robert Riley of Bradford is financial Secretary for the contest. The work of Tho contest in the county schools is carried on by individual teachers in cooperation with the High t sol principals. William Olsen and mrs. Rodney Schoch direct the work in Bradford senior High school sister m. Leonie. S.s.j., Bradford Central Christian High school miss Rosanna Eckman Kane Frank Rackish port Allegany miss Pauline Hergen Roth i Smethport and William d. Nichols Otto Eldred. Thom Williams member of the governors committee is chairman of the Mckean county committee Glenn j. Ryan is Secretary and mrs. Maude Smith is sentenced in county court six defendants were sentenced last thursday in Mckean county court by judge Glenn e. Mencer at a pleas session that also involved hearings for a number of juvenile delinquents and other persons charged with desertion and non support. District attorney William e. Potter conducted the arraignment. The sentences were As follows Marlin Marble of Derrick City accused of burglary and larceny in that he took $6 Worth of soft drinks and cigarettes from the Derrick City fire Hall nine to 18 months in the Allegheny county workhouse. The defendant had been placed on probation last june As the result of similar charges. Donald j. Swift of Rew re operating a vehicle without glasses As required on a restricted License $100 Fine. Alex Broskovich of Rankin burglary and Possession of burglary tools one to two years in the Allegheny county workhouse. Lawrence Baker of it. Jewett operating after a License suspension Fine of $100 before Jan. 5 or serve 15 Days in county jail. Richard Frierson of Wilcox re i driving while intoxicated $100 Fine and to serve 15 Days in county jail. Ernest Sutton of East Smethport issuing four worthless checks five to ten months in county . E. Mulvihill named to legion committee Crosby a Lloyd e. Mulvihill of Crosby Active in the affairs of the american legion on a local and state level has been named As a general member of the National distinguished guests committee of the legion. The appointment which came in an announcement from Donald e. Johnson National commander from Indianapolis was confirmed earlier this month. Harrisburg Public schools in Mckean county have been paid $84,285.28 in Federal funds under the National school lunch and milk programs for the 1963-64 school year the stat total electric school Church rate Cut filed Pennsylvania electric co. Has filed a new rate with the Penn i Sylvania Public Utility commis i Sion available in the entire territory of the company for total electric services to schools churches and hospitals which use electricity As the sole primary method of space heating. The new rate schedule was filed dec. 7, and carried an effective Date of next feb. 5, subject to acceptance by the commission. Forty five customers a six total electric schools and 39 total electric churches a now Are being served by pen elec. The proposed new rate will result in an average reduction of about 9.8 percent merged wit h Mead the p. Warren a Corydon township in Warren county has been consolidated with Mead township As the result of a hearing and subsequent approval by judge Alexander c. Flick of an order prepared by solicitor David k. Swanson. The order halted opposition efforts to kill the consolidation proposal by four Corydon township residents in the old state line Road. Opposing the annexation were mrs. Arthur Seibel and mrs. Jack Walter i Samuel Wallace and Grover Bargerstock who had sought through their attorney Robert Healy of Bradford to be annexed to Mckean county. A lot of Trees the . Department of Asp i culture estimates 46 million Christmas Trees will be sold this year. _ department of Public instruction reimbursement distributing Agency has reported. Of this total $43,663.10 was applied to the Cost of school lunches. The balance of $40,-662.18 was listed As reimbursement under the milk program. Potter county Public schools were paid $24,649.16, divided into $18,445.72 for school lunches and $4,883.44 for Nehk. A total of $8,426.62-86,041.02 for lunches and $2,385.60 for milk was paid to Public schools in Cameron county. According to the department reimbursement for school lunches was at an average rate of four and one half cents for each lunch served on a Pupil paid basis. The Federal program provides however for reimbursement up to 15 cents for each lunch served free of charge in needy cases applying largely to schools in areas of High unemployment. Federal reimbursement under the milk program was at a rate of slightly More than three cents for each half pint of milk purchased by pupils in addition to that served with the lunch. The state average Cost of a school lunch to a Pupil was about 28 cents the department said. Lunches Are served during the current school year in 28 schools and milk is served in 42 schools in Potter county. Two schools in Cameron county Are serving lunches and four schools in that county Are serving milk. Parochial and non profit private schools in the National programs Roc Oivo reimbursement similar to that to Public schools. Payments in those cases Are made direct by Tho . Department of agriculture. This department also provides certain supplemental foods to schools participating in the National school lunch program in addition to the monetary reimbursements. Grants from Federal funds for lunches served in Public schools in Pennsylvania during the past school year totalled $4,865,965.08 and for milk amounted to $4,-090,001.84. M. A. Crisman is elected Mckean aviation Prex Penn state graduates 3 county students the following area students were graduated sunday from the Pennsylvania state University. Augustus l. Patuto 3 s. Gate rd., Bachelor of arts in journalism Linda g. Farmelo port Allegany Bachelor of arts in mathematics and John h. Stratton Smethport re 2, Bachelor of science in secondary education. M. A. Crisman was elected president of the Mckean aviation association last week during the groups annual meeting held at hotel Holley Bradford. The slate named to serve with or. Crisman includes Peter Poleto jr., vice president William Faull treasurer Michael Mitchell Secretary and Robert Farquharson Walter Kluss Man Ray Lewis and m. A. Caldwell As directors. Guest speaker at the meeting was Henry Hudson chief of the Federal aviation Agency a air nni4 traffic part Fml to new fit Rector the port Erie Airport. He a accompanied by Malcolm Wakefield chief and Richard Stover of the Faa flight service station at the Bradford Mckean Airport. Guests at the session which had a record attendance were David Danielson of it. Jewett Kenneth spinster of Cyclone and James Bryner and Ronald Kane of Bradford. The evenings program was concluded with the showing of films of air Tours of Mexico and Canada by Floyd Irons Mckean county civil defense i

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