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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - December 24, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania A w a. A a a j a in a a v a it. Of published in the county seat of Mckean county Kean county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Mckean county picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of ser vice to tue Public Smethport pa., thursday december 24, 1964 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 52 county Board oks vocational school Michael f. Lombard president of the Hamlin twp. School Board and recently elected president of the Smethport area joint school Board has been reelected president of the my s. H. Elder co. Cuts Gas rates for customers due to refunds received from its principal supplier of Gas s. H. Elder amp company of Smethport received permission from the Pennsylvania Public Utility commission on dec. 14, 1964, to pass such refunds received to Date on to its Consumers and to make a slight decrease in its Gas rates to correspond with decreased costs from its main source of Supply. A total of $931.19 is being distributed to customers of record on nov. I 1964. A decrease in charges for Gas to its Consumers has been made by s. H. Elder amp company to become effective dec. I 1964, in the amount of $.00468 per Kcf after the first 1,000 cubic feet per month. North Penn Gas company the main supplier of Gas to s. H. Elder amp company has received refunds due to proceedings before the Federal Power commission and approval was Given s. H. Elder company by the Public Utility commission to pass on such refunds As received from North Penn Gas company and to make the rate reduction. Coudersport Man is appointed to state office Harrisburg l. James Bashline 33, of Coudersport was named an assistant in the information office of the Pennsylvania game commission on monday at $7,000 annually. Bashline will be associate editor of the Pennsylvania game news and will assist in the preparation of other Agency Public information material. Bashline an employee of the Tennessee Gas transmission co. For the last nine years is a member of the Pennsylvania outdoor writers association. He also is the author of a the Allegheny Angler a a Book about Trout fishing in North a Central Pennsylvania. Elmira Man waives hearing faces court John David fish 31, of 309 it. Zoar St., Elmira ., waived preliminary hearing saturday before Alderman Carroll h. Clayton on a charge of indecent assault and was ordered held for the next grand jury which will be convened at Smethport in february. Meantime fish is free in $1,000 band. He is accused As the result of an incident in Bradford Early last nov. 3 involving a 16-year-old local girl and was originally arraigned dec. 12 after police obtained a warrant in the Case. Kean county Board of school directors according to an announcement made on tuesday. At the same time the Board passed a Resolution by a vote of 5-0, on the establishment of a vocational technical school attendance area. Also elected at the meeting was Francis a. Gausman Dean of Mckean county school directors and a member of the Kane area Union school Board who was named As first vice president. Hugh h. Thompson port Allegany Union school District was elected second vice president. In september of this year or. Thompson was elected to the Mckean county Board during the annual county convention of school directors held in Smethport. Harry i. Lehman who represents the Otto township Board was elected Secretary to fill the vacancy created by the resignation last fall of or. A. H. Baker port Allegany. Serving As treasurer will be a. James Mcgill Foster township school Board. The Resolution resulted from act 463 of the 1963 session of the general Assembly of Pennsylvania approved aug. 14,1963, which requires the county Board of school directors to submit a proposal for arranging All school districts in the county into one or More area vocational and technical attendance it also stated that the school pulsation of Mckean county i school districts professing a desire to become participating districts in such an arts is sufficient to meet the minimum standards As approved by the state Board for vocational education for such schools under Date of june la 1964. It was resolved. A that the county Board of school directors of Mckean county prepare and submit to the state Board of vocational education a plan for an area vocational technical school attendance area which shall consist of the county of Mckean and be comprised of the total of All five administrative units As detailed and specified in the county plan for the reorganization of administrative units submitted in compliance with act 299 of the 1963 Assembly and approved by the state Board of education under Date of sept. 9, 1964.�?� no roadwork let linking two states Kinzua e. Paul Parisi Road inspector for the . Corps of engineers has announced no Highway contract linking Pennsylvania and new York on the West Bank of the Allegheny River at Kinzua had yet been let. It is expected he said that the contracts four of them in All would be let in april of 1965. Among the relocation that Are now carrying traffic he said Are portions constructed by the Latrobe construction co., a. E. O Block John f. Casey co., and Putnam Green. These contracts All were a part of the relocation of route 59 in the Vicinity of the dam. Listed under construction and Well towards completion but now stalled because of weather were the sections of route 346, Between sugar run and Willow run and Between Willow run and the state line. Work on Tho now York state relocation which Ara not nearly As far advanced As Tho Pennsylvania relocation started at several different Points but these too have been halted by the weather. Further Progress it was said can not be expected before next Spring. Five projects Are located on the East Bank of the Reservoir in the new York Section. These include a contract for the Erie excavating co., 2.5 Miles from the Pennsylvania line to Peters Creek at a Cost of $844,858 contract with Peter Kiewit co., six Miles from Peters Creek to Quaker run at a Cost of $2,-954,847. Also a contract with Rhodes construction co., for a dam across Quaker run a part of the Quaker dam recreation area at a Cost of $1,552,241 contract with Rhodes construction co., for a Road in Quaker dam area at Cost of $258,000. There also is a contract with the a. V. Towner construction co., four Miles of Road Between Quaker dam area and relocated route 17. On the West Bank of the Allegheny there is a contract with Towner construction for three Miles of Road directly across the River from the Quaker dam area. This will connect the Steamburg Road to the red House Road. On the North Bank of the River in the Vicinity of the Erie tracks a contract with Erie excavating Calls for four Miles at a Cost of $519,517. This Road will run from Bunker Hill to Sunfish run near Salamanca. There also is a contract for a Bridge that will Cross the Allegheny River from especially for the Young at heart mrs. Gertrud Lindsay 90, who help a trim a Christmas to at them by nursing Horn in Bradford tuesday a Ning of this we. Photo by w. Forres Stewart 350 residents on Relief classified a employable Deputy county Coroner named Leo f. Bouchard of 136 Williams St., Bradford a native of the City has been named Deputy Coroner of Mckean county by Coroner Gale Hollenbeck Bradford. The appointment or Hollenbeck said was effective dec. La. Or. Bouchard formerly associated with Paris cleaning co., and also for Many years identified with local funeral Homes succeeds Harold Beer it. Jewett who died last August. Big water tank consolidated water co. Will install a 500,000-gallon tank on a Hill overlooking the town. This will provide More pressure for larger fire hydrants connected to bigger water pipes. The Borough will be required to $3,000 in overdue water Bills. 40 and 8 holds Christmas party at children a Home Voiture 741, 40 and 8, of Mckean county held its annual Christmas party sunday at the Bradford children a Home. Gifts were presented to each child by Santa Claus and the children were treated with ice Cream cake and soft drinks. Music was furnished by Little civics and his orchestra. Refreshments were served by members of the american legion auxiliary in charge of mrs. Peggy Himes mrs. Dolly Witchen and mrs. June Knight. Joseph Bottone grand chem Inot National passe was master of ceremonies and introduced the following officers and Mem Bers of the Voiture to the children Floyd Daugherty of it. Jewett chef de Gare Thomas Neilly chef de Traine Benny Mcandrews conduct eur Robert Painter commis Voyageur who was general chairman of the affair Swen Johnson or a Eaux Eugene Siffrin chef Gare passe and John Knorr Voyageur. Prior to going to the children a Home the locomotive took Santa Claus and his helpers to the childrens Ward of Bradford Hospital where gifts and Candy were presented. Ray Peet served As Santa Claus for both affairs. Harrisburg it May come As somewhat of a Surprise to Many but the fact is that More than 12 percent of those drawing Public assistance in Mckean county Are classified As a a employable that is Able to work. This was Learned today in a Check with the state department of Public welfare following its Semi annual report of findings of Relief Load versus employable Public assistance recipients. The report just out and showing the picture As of the first of october Breaks Down the Mckean county Relief employable to an actual 12.1 percent retarded group is entertained at Yule program the Mckean county association for retarded children held its annual Christmas party saturday at the italian american progressive club Bradford. At the party sponsored by Decasper delivery service 70 children received gifts from Santa Claus who was represented by Shearon Carroll. They enjoyed refreshments provided by s. M. Gleason co., Tom Mongillo grocery super duper Market Bradford milk co. And Bradford coca cola bottling co. Music was furnished by the vib atones. Transportation was provided by the following persons who also acted As aides at the party David Brandow Robert Mcarthur Patrick Bove and Louis Cattoni. Others assisting were Russell Weston of it. Jewett association president mrs. K. Shay and mrs. Ruth Brown Eldred miss Mildred Kaluza Rixford mrs. Doris Rogers miss Joyce Metarko and miss Bianci car Ducci All of Bradford. Will rewire school the Corry High school damaged by a costly fire will have All new electrical wiring according to rebuilding plans. A with 3.7 percent classified As non handicapped employable and 8.4 percent in the handicapped employable category. Numerically this Means 350 Mckean count ians drawing Relief Are employable this includes handicapped 244 As Well As non handicapped 106 employable. How Many of the county a employable so Are actually employed the Dpi summary shows six Mckean count ians As of oct. I classified As full time employees while five Are classified As part time employees. Interestingly 333 of the county Public assistance a employable so Are listed As available for Community work and training projects cwt a with la listed As working on such cwt projects. Here is a breakdown by age and sex of the 350 Mckean county Relief recipients classified As employable under 25 years of age�?75 men and 27 women 25-44 years of age�?125 men and 39 women 45 years of age and older�?69 men and 15 women. Twins to be with area state police Kane a look twice when you it a trooper Swanton in the troop c a of the stat Polk Early in 1945. Trooper Oliver l. Swanton it Tea Knod at the keel Barrack. Trooper Perry b. Swanton it being Frant red from troop d at Butler to troop a Punk Tutan a on Jan. 4. They a twin brother. Eldred firemen a new ambulance is in operation a new ambulance a converted White 1965 Ford station Wagon a was placed in operation last saturday by the Eldred Borough Volunteer fire department. The ambulance is equipped with two Pineola Torso one portable for use in artificial respiration. A Mobile radio unit keeps the ambulance Crew in constant Contact with the fire and police communication network through the base station in the Smethport office of sheriff Leslie w. Tom Pendleton of Mckean county. Memorials and other contributions have entirely paid for the ambulance service in Eldred for a number of years. Members of the Eldred Borough fire department have contributed Many hours of their time to operation of the ambulance. Williams to leave county plan unit scouts get Christmas greetings from lbs president Johnson a Christmas greeting to the boy scouts of America has been received by Murray r. Garber president of in lick Council. The president said a scouting activities Are helping you to develop Quali ties so needed by those who will one Day be guiding the destiny of our train hits car kills youth 16 Olean Special a two youths on a Mission to secure a Christmas tree monday at about 9 30 . Failed to reach their destination and instead became statistics on the nations dead and injured list for the Christmas holidays. Thomas Toth 16, son of or. And mrs. J. B. Toth 124 e. Riverside dr., was pronounced dead of head injuries when the car in which he was a passenger but owned by his parents was struck in the right rear by a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train at the n. Clark St. Crossing. Randall Kehr 18, son of or. And mrs. Fred Kehr 211 w. Ohio St., who was driving the car because he possessed a senior driving License is a patient in Olean general Hospital. He suffered head injuries and his condition was reported As fair. According to the report by Olean police who investigated along with or. William e. Mac Duffie Cattaraugus county Coroner the boys had gone out searching for a Christmas tree for the Toth Home. With Thomas Toth possessing a Junior License the driving Job fell to Randall. Apparently the two failed to see the oncoming Pennsylvania passenger train and continued on. The car had cleared most of the track when it was suddenly struck on the right rear by the diesel engine. The Impact forced the door to Fly open throwing Toth out of the vehicle. The train according to police was bound from Buffalo to Washington and minutes before had left the Olean depot. In Speed at the crossing was estimated by police at about 50 Miles per hour. Harvey e. Schad 703 Parker blvd., Kenmore was the Engineer while w. J. Baker 85 Columbia Park Buffalo was conductor. Robert r. Williams chairman of the Mckean county planning commission announced monday night that he would not be available to accept reappointment in 1965. Or. Williams appointment to the commission by the county commissioners expires on Jan. I. He told commissioner Russell j. Weston a i am pleased that i have been Able to participate in the formation of the commission and in the initial direction of its planning program. The press of business and other civic matters does not permit me to devote enough time to county planning activities to do them Justice. Personally and As chairman of the Bradford City planning commission i shall be available to work with the county pm specific planning matters. I shall continue to give my support to county the planning group adopted a Resolution that the january a Ting will a a dinner session to Honor or. Williams important contributions to Tho county commission. The planners approved the following list of Highway improvements for recommendation income tax social Security session for farm a special regional farm income tax and social Security meeting for the Public will be held on tuesday Jan. 5, from to . To 4 . At potato City inn. The inn is located on Denton Hill eight Miles East of Coudersport on . It. 6. This meeting is planned for Farmers attorneys and certified Public accountant from Tioga Cameron Mckean and Potter counties. Sponsor is the cooperative Extension service of the Pennsylvania state University in cooperation with representatives of the internal Revenue service and the social Security administration. Speakers from these agencies will discuss the latest changes in both Federal income tax Laws and developments in social Security benefits. Other topics will include new tax forms new Standard deductions changes in investment tax credit and income averaging. Also to be discussed will be benefits in Sale of real property dividends interest and capital gains. There will be time allowed for questions and answers after each speaker. Those planning to attend Are urged to make luncheon reservations with Garner Mitchell Potter county agent by dec. 31. Call the agricultural Extension office in Coudersport Telephone the Pennsylvania department of highways . 219 bypass through Bradford . 219 improvement from Bradford to the new York state line and South to the Elk county Boundary to class 2 design Standard and the addition of passing lanes on Steep grades . 219 bypass East of Custer City Grade separations on . 219 at . 6 and or 59 . 6 bypass North of Kane . 6 improvement from port Allegany to Potter county and the addition of passing lanes on Steep grades. Or 321 bypass East of Kane improvement to class 2 Standard from Elk county to Kane and from Kane to new or 59 or 68 realignment to connect with or 321 South of Kane or 59 reconstructed to class one design Standard four Lane from East of Smethport to Warren county or 346 from Bradford West improved to class 2 and also East of Bradford or 770 from Custer City to Marsh Burg improved to class 2 or 446 from Farmers Valley to Larabee improved and Hamilton township Road 308 accepted As a state secondary and improved to class 2. These recommendations will be considered by the state Highway commission in the preparation of its six year Highway plan. The Highway situation around the Allegheny Reservoir was discussed in detail. Preliminary studies of tile planners indicate that present highways will be inadequate to serve traffic needs in a few years. This conclusion was the basis for some of the recommendations to be made to the state As listed above. The county planning commission decided to request that Secretary Henry Harral make an immediate and thorough study of the Highway situation around the Reservoir. The meeting was held at Bradford National Bank and also was attended by j. T. Burton Robert Hulings and Philip Waring. A Point near the present Long House to the East Bank. This Bridge will be part of new Yorkus projected Southern tier expressway. Col. J. E. Hammer District Engineer . Army corps of engineers has announced that As far As the dam itself is concerned the work is More than 90 percent completed. The special underground retaining Wall built by Candia ltd., to Correct seepage under the Earth filled portion of the dam is completed and said col. Hammer Only a Little Earth fill remains to be dropped Over the Wall. The Earth fill which will connect the Concrete monoliths of the dam with the Earth embankment on the West Bank also is on schedule he said. Col. Hammer stated that he anticipated the Hunkin Conkey firm will be finished Here in october of 1965. Col. Hammer emphasized that although the dam will a complot and Rady for operation no water will a backed up in the Reservoir until All real estate transactions have Bon completed All residents moved out and All Brush and other refuse burned or hauled away. There Are still some tracts of land in the Reservoir area under litigation. The engineers in november let a contract to Humphrey contracting corp., Wichita kans., to Clear 2,000 acres South from the Village of Kinzua to the 1,330 foot Elevation in the Kinzua Creek Valley. The bid was $285,000. The Basin will be cleared to the summer Pool level to we feet and from that level to the 1,365 foot level. Brush and floatable debris will be removed. It is estimated that the 1,365 a Reservoir full level would not be reached More than once in 50 years. Col. Hammer stated that the Clearing of the Kinzua of the Reservoir is the first of such clearance projects which must be completed before water can be impounded. It was estimated that some 200 men per thousand acres would be needed to do the Job. Two Are injured in Auto mishap near Smethport two persons were injured Early sunday in a one car mishap near Smethport according to state police based at Kane. Taken to Bradford Hospital were the Driver. Walter schoolmaster 56, of East Smethport who suffered multiple lacerations of the neck and a passenger mrs. Ethyle Hatch 49, of 16 Howard St., Bradford with contusions of the right thigh. Troopers had no details in the mishap. Plan addition to school plans Are being drafted for a $1,250,000 addition to Beaty Junior High school in Warren. Included will be a Library to House 15,000 books. Board of viewers named for six years by judge new agriculture bldg. The state dept of agriculture is occupying its new $2.9 building adjacent to the state farm show building in Harrisburg. Judge Glenn e. Mencer of Mckean county has appointed a Board of viewers to serve for terms of six years. The order read at mondays session of the Mckean county Board of commissioners listed the following appointees Ned a. Jones and Henry Graff of Bradford and Ralph n. De Camp of Kane All members of the Mckean county bar c. L. Lorah of Smethport Robert m. Hulings of Bradford and Carl Lovell of port Allegany All surveyors and also George l. Carlson of Turtle Point Earl r. Gallup of Smethport and Worth w. Smith of Smethport re 3. Commissioner Russell j. Weston conducted the meeting in the absence of chairman r. E. Youngquist. The appointment of one of the members to the Board of governors of the _ area psychiatric Center which holds sessions four times a year was delayed until Early next month. The Board As approved the Purchase of a new cooking Range for the county jail. It will be furnished by p. I. Frankhouser of Bradford at a Cost of $575. Also authorized was payment of a balance of $500 from the budget appropriation to the Bradford visiting nurse association homemaker service. Chief clerk George e. Berk water announced that the courthouse will close at 5 . Wednesday for the remainder of the week. Persons with important business they wish to transact on thursday May Contact the department head affected tile Board of commissioners will hold its final 1964 meeting at 10 30 . Next monday

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