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Smethport M kean County Democrat (Newspaper) - February 01, 1968, Smethport, PennsylvaniaMckean county a picture newspaper established 1858mckean county democrats Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading newspaper published in the county seat of Mckean county a. Volume no. To Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday february i 1968 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 5 judge Mencer to hear pleas in court today a Large number of defendants Are scheduled to enter pleas before judge Glenn e. Mencer in a special session of Mckean county criminal court in Smethport today. They Are according to the listing of District attorney William f. Potter As follows Ronald Walton of Kane re driving while intoxicated. John e. Rook of Kane embezzlement. David 0. Eckstrom of Ludlow operating after License suspended. David Hanson of Kane fornication and Bastardy. Francis Dibble of Eldred re i operating without a License second offence. Lyle l. Smith of Erie operating after License suspended. Andrew f. Decker and Ernest h. Barber both or it. Jewett establishing a gambling device. Leo Vanhorn of Roulette larceny. Richard Louk of Bradford operating without a License second offence. Stanley Whitney of Derrick City Public indecency. Harold e. Beckwith of Rix Ford leaving the scene of an Accident. Kinzua Bridge state Park work to Start members of the it. Jewett chamber of Commerce have been advised that work will probably Start this Spring on the Kinzua Bridge state Park. A letter was received from or. Maurice k. Goddard state Secretary of forests and Waters stating work on the Park can begin As soon As revised plans Are submitted by Engineer Robert Hulings of Bradford and Are approved by the state. Hulings stated he feels work can begin in the Spring. Russell Weston of it. Jewett and chairman of the Mckean county commissioners reported on the possibility of locating a Community College in the area. Weston stated the county school Board is considering such a proposal. Heads air California Carl a. Benscoter formerly of Kane has been elected president and chief executive officer of air California. After establishing a local Airport on the Ryan farm near Kane prior to world War ii or. Benscoter logged More than a million Miles As a Pilot for Mohawk airlines before becoming executive vice president of Mohawk in Utica . Cancel strip mining after Many protests and a report that a state permit would not be granted the James Stott Coal co. Of Philipsburg cancelled plans for a Coal strip mine North of Cameron near Emporium. James Livingston of Bradford corrupting the morals of a minor. Toy Coy gum of Bradford violation of the welfare Law. Melvin Johnson of Kane driving while drunk. 90 jurors drawn to serve in term of county court a panel of 90 jurors has been drawn for the Mckean county court of common pleas which will Convene at the court House in Smethport at to . Next monday. Named were the following from Bradford a Donald j. Anderson a. T. Bryman Robert l. Carlson Jack e. Clark Albert l. Crowe Jack l. Daulton Roberta c. Eliason George f. Emery Elizabeth a. Enos Austin h. Fesenmeyer Nila Foster Richard g. Gleason Robert Goodman Lavern e. Hartburg Robert Hendryx H. Howe James Iverson Eugene Johnson William b. Hahn Caroline Keating Frederick t. Ludwick Clarence e. Lund lore r. Metzger Betty j. Mon Jar Morgan j. Monti James p. Picitelli Edward j. Platte John h. Pol cd r. J. Purtle Richard h. Ransom Pearl l. Reed Mark s. Rossi Janet Ruth George Salvucci Frederick j. Sexton Josephine Seyfang Clare l. Smith John j. Sweeney Jeanne m. Wilcox. Port Allegany a Flossie e. Anderson Mable a. Borrum rid John r. Frison Jeanne s. Herger. Kane a Herbert l. Anderson f. Almon Bloomquist Bert Dalton Norman e. Chittester re 2. Harry e. Fair Raymond Kraft Sand Ara c. Lockwood Rodarthur w. Lupfer Paul e. Norman rid Carl No Vosel John h. Schultz Edward swedenjelm Robert l. Townsend Vincent f. Varisano Basil k. Wamblade. Eldred a Virgil Barber rid James m. Dubois Florence n. Marvin rid Russell n. Slavin. Smethport a Irving e. Brown jr., Glenn e. Mcguire John c. Rose Clifford a. Young Joseph Duca rid. Ormsby a Buelah m. Andrews. Rew a Thomas Baker William Plowman. Rixford a c. James Coffman or. Duke Center a Donald a. Colbert Joyce l. Lehosky Jane h. Staley Lewis run a Julius j. Doriguzzi Rita Leone Cecil p. Pollack Charles w. Stewart. Ludlow a George Zeeder Richard g. Lindquist Ellen Olson Tillie Olson. Derrick City a Frederick Tuttle. Hazelhurst a Ray h. Roberts Turtle Point a Diane r. Haskins. Gifford a Joseph e. Null. Kush qua a Carl r. Peterson. It. Jewett a Frank Barton Lois Conant Leroy e. Johnson. Promoted a stat polka of. Robert Bamat of Kane has bean promoted to Captain and transferred from troop c at Punxsutawney it was a noun cad wednesday by state police commission col. Frank Mcketta. Capt. Bamat was graduated from the state police Academy at Hershey in 1939 and was named lieutenant in 1965. Effective fab. I he will be transferred to command troop e at Erie. He married to the former Elizabeth Long of Smethport they have five children. 13 cases Are on trial list for court starting feb. 5 thirteen cases Are listed on the trial list for a term of civil court to be held at Smethport beginning feb. 5. The cases Frank c. Urraro to the use of E. Walters to a do a Walters amp son and E. Walters individually is. Fidelity amp Deposit co. Of Maryland a corporation Assum sit action. Victor h. Samuelson is. Marjorie Duke Buck a a a Marjory e. Buck defendant Pennou co., a corporation successor to South Penn Oil co. As Garnishee Charles l. Duke and Paul c. Duke jr., executors of the last will and testament of Paul c. Duke sr., deceased additional defendants Assum sit action. Bradford pipe amp Supply co., a Pennsylvania corporation is. Trans american Petroleum corp., a California corporation judgment. Miles h. Cline and Ruth Cline husband and wife is. Seaboard fire amp Marine insurance co. Of new York a corporation Assum sit. Robert w. Knell and Alfred Knell is. Daniel b. Ferman Carl Ferman and Joseph Kaziska trespass action. George Dean and Charlotte Dean is. Donald w. Danielson and Dale c. Danielson individually and As partners do a Danielsons Dairy Assum sit action. Anna Moyer is. John Wilbur Olmstead defendant Michael Taylor additional defendant trespass action. Helen Bock is. Emery nursing Home inc., trespass action. Albert h. Wingard is. Richard Johnson an individual Florence Johnson an individual Mary Harris a minor Stanley e. Pecora or. Guardian and item trespass action. L. Vivian Harvey and Foster s. Harvey her husband is. Terry l. Gates trespass action. Lillian Dombrowski and Frederick Dombrowski her husband is. Derrick City Volunteer fire department of Derrick City trespass action. Gilbert Munch is. Martin j. Niklas and Humphrey contracting corp., trespass action. Smethport girl Hurt in jumping from automobile Carol Rebecca Dean 19, daughter of or. And mrs. George Dean of 208 water St., Smethport is a patient in the Bradford Hospital after receiving a fractured Skull and other injuries when she jumped from a car in the new York City area last week. The girl who has been employed As a teletype operator for trans world airlines at new Yorkus John f. Kennedy Airport was admitted to Elmhurst Hospital in new York Early on Jan. 22, after according to a statement made by her she had jumped from a moving car when the Driver threatened her with a knife. She was found at about 2 . Jan. 22 unconscious in the Street Roosevelt ave in Jackson Heights. Rushed to the Hospital in an ambulance it was announced that she had suffered a fractured Skull and jaw brain concussion Brus Burns and other body bruises. Miss Dean returned Home but was admitted to the Bradford Hospital for additional treatment on tuesday. C. F. Feit Iii killed in War mental health unit hears talk by or. Pitkin the mental health association of Mckean county met thursday night at Valley Hunt club for dinner. There was no business session. Or. John Pitkin of the University of Buffalo ., medical school discussed the new trends in the treating of children mentally ill or mentally retarded. Russell j. Weston chairman of the Mckean county Board of commissioners informed the members of the Progress of mental health in the county. Also a guest at the meeting was or. Walter Finkin director of Community services at Warren state Hospital and new school psychiatrist in the Bradford area. Rew area Man is held on fugitive warrant Robert Joy 35, of Rew re 3, was arrested tuesday morning by the sheriffs department and state police on a warrant charging him with being a fugitive from Justice. He was sentenced to 30 Days in Mckean county jail by peace Justice Arnold Fields pending extradition to new York state where he is wanted in Monroe county for passing fraudulent checks according to authorities. Pfc Arnold White wounded in Vietnam pfc Arnold c. White 20, son of or. And mrs. Richard a. White 27 school St., Bradford was wounded in action Jan. 23, at Chu Lai South Vietnam according to word received thursday by his parents. Pfc White who had been in Vietnam since october was taken aboard the Hospital ship Sanctuary off the coast it Vietnam. Christian Franz Feit Iii son of Mckean county superintendent of schools and mrs. C. F. Feit or. Of 508 w. King St., Smethport was fatally wounded in the Early hours of thursday Jan. 25, in Khe Sahn South Vietnam. The youth according to word brought to the parents by it. Cmdr. George Rashley naval Reserve training Center Jamestown ., died at 8 46 . Aboard the . Sanctuary Navy Hospital ship. Young Christian became the second Mckean county boy to lose his life in Vietnam while serving As a Navy Hospital corpsman. The first was a Bradford resident James Keith of Ley 21, son of or. And mrs. Keith Oxley of 166 High St. Corpsman Feit was serving with the third battalion of the 26th Marine regiment third division. He enlisted in the Navy on june 28,1966, and was sent to Vietnam dec. To 1967. His last visit Home was in november just prior to shipping off to Vietnam. Christian was born in Kane on dec. 28, 1947, to c. F. And Dorothy Bickel Feit. He graduated from the Smethport Grade schools and in 1965 received his diploma at Smethport area High school. During his High school career Young Feit was Active in the band the teen tones and the Smethport High school chorus. In september of 1965 he entered Clarion state College. However he transferred to lock Haven state College and was a student there when he enlisted in the Navy. He was a member of the first methodist Church of Smethport. Survivors include his parents one sister Josephine a student at lock Haven state College his maternal grandmother mrs. Joseph Bickel of Mill Hall pa., and several uncles and aunts. Or. Feit received the word of his songs death Only a few hours after returning to Smethport from lock Haven where he had taken his daughter Back to school after her mid semester vacation. He had been to Pennsylvania state University where he attended a meeting. News dispatches reported that communist gunners escalated the Battle of Khe Sanh with a heavy shelling of the . Marine regimental combat base in the critical Northwest Corner of South Vietnam. It is believed this was the engagement in which Bud Feit was fatally wounded. It was the first communist attack with big guns on the base on a red Clay Bluff three Miles North of the town of Khe Sanh. Don Tate a staff writer for Scripps Howard gave this description of the action a just As the fog started rolling in so did the shells. A the first barrage lasted 42 minutes the second 25 minutes. It was some of the fiercest enemy shelling since the gory Days of con Thien last september. A the North vietnamese surrounding Khe Sanh were throwing in a bit of everything�?176 rounds of mortars with delayed fuses varieties of rockets and 100-Pound Bunker busters from 152 my. Cannons the biggest guns in the enemy the 152 my. 6-Inch guns Are russian made. This hell on Earth or one like it claimed the life of Bud Feit a boy not yet old enough to vote from the peaceful Little town of Smethport in an obscure Corner of the world which no one in Smethport had Ever heard of until recently. But the residents of Smethport heard of it by phone and word of Mouth last thursday night. Never had bad news travelled any faster in Smethport. It was the same kind of shocking news which had been received 28 different times in world War ii. Smethport knew there was a War going on a year ago when Foley son of county detective and mrs. Gordon Foley was critically wounded Christian f. Feit Iii while serving with the marines in Vietnam. Early in december came the tragic news that pfc. James r. Worrell grandson of or. And mrs. De Okerlund of East Smethport had been killed in Vietnam. He was a member of the 73rd airborne brigade. It seems that Smethport in proportion to population has suffered More than its share of casualties in the War in Vietnam. Bud Feit a Navy Hospital corpsman was an unarmed noncombatant who would have helped enemy wounded As Well As our own. However his Type of service is particularly hazardous. It is when things Are the hottest that Navy corpsmen and army medics Are the busiest. And they often Are tending the wounded Between the firing lines instead of staying in the i comparative safety of bunkers and Fox holes. No one knows How Bud Feit was fatally wounded but Well bet it Wasny to while shirking his assignment or running away from it. Bud had told some of his friends that he had a feeling he Wasny to coming Back alive. That feeling did no to prevent him from going Forth to do what he considered to be his duty. As it turned out it would be impossible for anyone to surpass Bud feits contribution to his country. This is where they separate the men from the boys. Bud Feit a boy too Young to vote has earned the right to be listed among All the other patriotic men who have made the supreme sacrifice while serving in the armed forces. Or. And mrs. Feit have lost their Only son and the Blue service Star in the window of their Home has turned to Gold. Older people ask the age old question a what is going to happen to the younger generation a and All too often from some Distant bloody Battlefront Clear and Strong comes this answer a they Are going to die for you a Bell sets up lecture Burea for District a new Bradford area lecture Bureau has been established to give the Public an Opportunity to see the latest slide talks in the state according to ted Joseph manager of Bell Telephone co. Here. The following free lectures Are available How to handle terror or nuisance Calls the William Penn museum services for the handicapped Pennsylvania land of plenty the longest Bridge undersea Cable the thinking machine and switching theory Rescue breathing solving the Maze and Telephone circuitry weather witchery proper Telephone usage and the history of the Telephone. The to Man lecture team consists of miss Sally Dwyer miss Kathy Edgar mrs. Norma learn mrs. Luella Potter mrs. Kathy Miculich Armond Thomas Gary Petitt Harold mealy ted Joseph and Bill Erickson. Interested groups should Contact the business office of the Bell Telephone co. Burgess named scout leadership training head the Western District committee of Elk lick Council boy scouts met wednesday night of last week at the South ave. Branch of the producers Bank and Trust co. In charge of chairman John Spiegler. He announced the appointment of Raymond Burgess As leadership training chairman for the District. Other new members attending for the first time were Griffith Herold and George Larson. James Buterfield reported on the districts unit status and Progress being made in the areas of reorganization As Well As new unit organization. With the addition of William Slattery Dan Yochim and Richard Thomas the committee is undertaking a charter reviews of each unit and said that an additional five locations for prospective new units have been arranged. Under advancement chairman Robert Foote said an updated Merit badge Counselor list is being prepared and that advancements last year hit an All time High with the exception of the Eagle scout category. Or. Angell is honorary chairman of heart drive or. William w. Angell 32-year-old former resident of Crosby who on Jan. 6, As a senior surgical resident at Stanford University school of Medicine at Palo Alto Calif., was the head of one of the teams that conducted the first heart transplant on an adult in the United states this week was appointed to the staff of Stanford Palo Alto Hospital. Or. Angell also this week was named honorary chairman of the Mckean county heart association fund drive which will get underway at 6 30 tonight with the annual Kickoff dinner scheduled at Valley Hunt club in Lewis run. County association officials indicated tuesday that some 300 persons would be on hand at the a a Kickoff to hear or. Eugent j. Lip Schultz noted heart specialist who is professor of Medicine at Buffalo state University and also head of the department of heart disease at the school. The goal for this years drive has been set at $22,000, according to Joseph Graff of Bradford president of the Allegheny Mountain heart association with which the Mckean county association is affiliated mrs. Lola Schneider executive Secretary who said the dinner was open to the Public also announced that the a extensive services accorded to heart patients and the increase in research has created the need for additional funds to fight heart during the past year said mrs. Schneider the county association was again ranked first in per capita contributions to the state of Pennsylvania. A it is recognized the association As or. William w. Angell and was performed by or. Christiaan Barnard. Or. Blai Berg was reported in Good condition. Mrs. Schneider said tuesday that it would be necessary to close reservations for the dinner yesterday. Cmdr. Arthur Marks with a Black nights it. Cmdr. Arthur j. Marks son of mrs. Florence Galloway of Smethport is serving with the a Black knights of attack Squadron 23 and recently took part in a Fleet operational readiness inspection held aboard the attack Carrier Ticonderoga Cva-14 in hawaiian Waters prior to the squadrons deployment to Southeast Asia. This cruise marked a Black knights third combat tour and the Ticonderoga fourth against the forces of the communist. It will be one of the first combat units to use the new a super sky Hawk Jet bomber. Cmdr. Marks is a 1952 graduate of Milton Hershey High school Hershey and attended the Pennsylvania state University. He is also a graduate of the . Naval Post graduate school of Monterey Calif. Escape lanes on bad Hill the state highways department is expediting plans for two a escape lanes on notorious Boot Jack Hill on it. 219 near Ridgway. Many accidents have occurred As the result of Drivers losing control of vehicles on the Hill. Or. L. T. Gabriel opens general surgery office Louis t. Gabriel jr., m d., of Allentown pa., has opened an office in Ashland pa., for the practice of general surgery. Or. Gabriel a son of the late or. And mrs. Louis Gabriel was born in Eldred. He attended the Eldred schools and graduated from the University of notre Dame South bend., ind., in 1936. His medical degree was conferred by Jefferson medical College of Philadelphia. Following internship at Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie clinic Sayre pa., or. Gabriel entered the army. He served in Europe and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. After receiving his honorable discharge from the army or. Gabriel did Post graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Subsequently he had residency training and Fellowship in surgery at Wayne county Michigan Hospital. Or. Gabriel is a diplomate of the american Board of surgery and a fellow of the american College of surgeons. Short Way Bridge crossing Clarion River now open the towering Clarion River Bridge which carries the Keystone Shortway interstate 80 Over the Clarion River just South of Clarion was opened to traffic last week. The new Bridge crosses the Pennsylvania electric co. Jam. Also opened was the new 11-mile Section of the Shortway from the Western end of the one of the most outstanding inf Brookville bypass to the Mari the state a she added. A because of the recent heart transplants both in the United states and in Africa interest is running High in thursdays a Enne interchange on the West Shore of the Clarion River. All of the Keystone Shortway from the Ohio state line near Sharon to the new Jersey line Yearance of or. Lippschus an Quot ear Stroudsburg will be opened advocate of heart transplants. Traffic Caf ,wlti1 a a the exception of segments in Jeffer son Clearfield and Clinton Union counties. Transplants his talk will be on the transplant program. While Here or. Lippschutz will be the guest of or. George still Bradford heart Man and will be Avail no u r1 Able for guts to meet. Mss Deborah Row or. Angell a Nephew of miss at Copenhagen u. Mary Wilson Crosby accepted miss Deborah grow daughter the honorary chairmanship in a of or. And mrs. William a. Letter sent to or. Graff. Ai grow of Bennett St., Eldred special tape recording of a Mes is a student at the University Sage from or. Angell was unable of Copenhagen Denmark for to be completed in time for the dinner. The former Crosby resident who also is chief resident at a veterans Hospital near Palo Alto headed one of the teams that conducted the heart transplant in the California Hospital Jan. 6 on Mike Kasperak 54, a retired Steelworker. The operation was performed by or. Norman e. Shumway 44. Or. Kasperak died Jan. 21, not because of the transplanted heart but a because of a fantastic Galaxy of the first transplant on an adult took place in Cape town South Africa on Philip Blaiberg a Cape town dentist the Spring semester. Miss grow left from Kennedy International Airport new York last sunday. A Junior at Eastern Michigan University where she is majoring in special education miss grow was one of two students from her school selected to attend the University of Copenhagen for a semester of study. In addition to her studies in Denmark miss grow plans to travel in Italy Austria Switzerland and Germany. 96th birthday mrs. Adda Barnaby of Eldred celebrated her 96th birthday anniversary last monday. Historical collection of judge Given school a collection of historical records and clippings from the estate of the late judge Charles g. Hubbard has been presented to the Kane Public school Library by or. Helen Peterson daughter of judge Hubbard. The collection includes a Complete set of myth the schools first Magazine with 20 issues dating from 1899 to 1903. Fish licenses on Sale the 1968 Pennsylvania fishing licenses became valid Jan. I. Quaker state pays 22v2 cent dividend Oil City a at its regular meeting thursday the Quaker state Oil refining corp. Board of directors announced a 22vfe cents per share Cash dividend payable March 15 to shareholders of record feb. 15. Lee r. Forker president indicated 1967 revenues at approximately $85 million an increase of six per cent Over the 1966 results which totalled $80,-185,000. Net income for 1967, preliminary to final audit was estimated at $6,100,000, an increase of 6.6 per cent Over the $5,725,000 reported income for 1966. On the basis of the average outstanding shares of capital Stock adjusted for the two for one Stock split of oct. 27, earnings per share for 1967 Are indicated at $1.96 As compared with $1.84 for the prior year. Or. Forker further noted 1967 revenues and income represented new record High operating results improved revenues reflected continued growth and customer acceptance in the Sale of Quaker state motor oils. The 1967 results reflect i increased Cost for labor supplies and interest charges on borrowed capital he said. Nevertheless profit yield on sales for both 1967 and 1966 approximated 7.2 per cent. Capital expenditures during 1967 were $6,300,000, As compared with $7,300,000 spent in 1966. Appropriations for 1968 total $6,-700,000, continuing the company a program of planned expansion for operating and customer service facilities he said

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