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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - February 12, 1970, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county9 picture newspaper established 1858mckean county Democrat a Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Quot published in the county seat of Mckean county a. Volume no. 112 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday february 12, 1970 terms�?$4.00 per year sing copy�?10c no. 7 Kane Man new head of planners Arthur Johnson of Kane was unanimously elected As chairman of the Mckean county planning commission at the monday meeting in the court House at Smethport. Five of nine commission members were present. He replaces e. Kent Kane who has held the chairmanship for the past several years and who resigned because it personal reasons and the fact that be was recently elected chairman of the North Penn planning commission. Charles h. Catlin a member of the port Allegany Borough Council was re elected As Secretary treasurer to the county planning group. Voting on the position of vice chairman was deferred at least 60 Days due to the illness of Robert Apple Smethport attorney incumbent. William p. Wilson regional director of planning was asked on the Progress he had made on hiring new staff members and replied that a some Progress has been made but that More Complete information would have to come from the county commissioners. No commissioners were present at monday evenings meeting. Or. Kane told the group that on dec. 19, 1969, he had sent a letter to All members of the county bar association requesting their comments criticisms Etc. On the proposed county zoning ordinance. He said that to Date he has had three replies. Or. Kane said he would Send a second letter to the members of the county bar association and ask for a reply within a specific time limit. Or. Kane also told the group that As chairman of the North Penn planning commission he will try and attend All meetings of the four county planning commissions involved Mckean Potter Elk and Cameron and that he would try and make the North Penn planning commission a real coordinating body for the Region. Robert hiding commission member said he would create a submission form for subdivision developers and would present it at a future meeting. A letter to Victor j. Westerberg Republican assemblyman from Kane and Robert c. Rossman of the state employment in manufacturing plants in Mckean county shows drop of 206 during 1968 to 7,889 testing a the first three of in anticipated several Hundred persons who will take the Bureau of census test for positions As enumerators or Crew leaders sat Down wednesday afternoon at the cardboard desks took Pencil in hand and x d the proper boxes they hoped. The Smethport Trio from left to right Are mrs. Shirley Griffin mrs. Nellie o Brien and Dennis Scanlon. Herbert j. Larson District director said the 30-minute test results would be used to choose Crew leaders and enumerators for the coming nation wide census. He said the Bradford District expects to employ Between 5s0-600 persons. Photo by Stewart census Bureau Here will use paper for its forms and for furniture the mass of paperwork that will accrue at the District office it the Bureau of the census in the next few months will be tak local government commission in in care of on p31 a at else Harrisburg was read by or Kane. The letter was concerned with the definition of a a subdivision As stated in act 247 and As provided in the county subdivision regulations. The letter said the commission would meet within two weeks to discuss act 247 and the probable revision of the definition. Or. Kane said that he and or. Westerberg were in Complete agreement that the definition should be revised and clarified. Or. Wilson suggested the planning commission create an official Seal As the state Highway department requires a county planning commission Seal on All plans for subdivisions having driveways entering state roads. Or. Wilson said he had permission to hire two students during the summer months. The North Penn planning commission has approved or. Wilson a plans to advertise for an assistant preferably someone with a technical specially such As architect or Engineer. Bond paper of corrugated card i not on course but Board. The District office located in the former Rose Kreinsen store in Bradford and under the direction of Herbert c. Larson of Smethport has been almost completely furnished and equipped with cardboard desks and files. In prior years the census Bureau found that equipping each of its 393 District offices approached $30 per work space or desk. This despite Low Cost rentals and a lot of borrowing from local business firms. The Bureau estimates it will need 20,000 such work spaces for the 1970 census. At the usual rates this could run As High As $600,000 in rental fees. A the pre formed collapsible cardboard desks and file Cabi nets will save some $400,000 in costs to the country. Using the cardboard furniture said or. Larson will bring the work space Cost Down to $8 each. The Bradford District office will serve to counties Mckean Potter Elk Cameron Warren Venango Forest Clearfield Clinton and Centre said or. Larson. He said his office expects to employ Between 550 and 600 persons during the census taking in april. $1,750 damage results from 2-car collision Kane based state police Early thursday afternoon investigated a two vehicle collision on route 6, about a mile West of Smethport. Troopers said the Drivers were Bonnie Darlene Canfield of Smethport re 4, who wa6 admitted to port Allegany Community Hospital with a neck laceration and Charles Huber of 1375 High st.,.Bradford. Authorities reported $1,500 damage to the Canfield Sedan and about $250 to the truck being driven by or. Huber. The latter was said to be following the woman a car in a Westerly direction when in passing the woman attempted to make a left turn. Pitt Campus tuition Rise is expected a the Bradford Campus of the University of Pittsburgh is not in the financial condition the main Campus is or. Donald e. Swarts president said last Friday afternoon. He cautioned however that a anything that affects the main Campus affects the Bradford Campus As the University of Pittsburgh along with Pennsylvania state University and Temple University is facing a serious financial crisis because the legislature has not appropriated funds to subsidize their operations. Or. Swarts said that a Pennsylvania student pays $355 tuition per term at the Bradford Campus while an out of state student Here pays $830 tuition. The state has been making up the $475 difference. This May cease with the coming term if state funds Are not forthcoming in the immediate future. The local president said that the University is now in its eighth month of operation in the current fiscal year without state funds to balance its expenditures. A if finances get really tight Here a or. Swarts said a we will not be Able to expand next year As among the courses that Are being planned is one in the computer science. A computer has been ordered and paid for the doctor said and will arrive in april. However without additional funding the associated Gugg Gugg Nam in primaries set Spring primaries will a held tuesday May of in Pennsylvania according to George Berk water chief clerk of the Mckean county Board of elections. The Board comprising county commissioners monday noted that the first Day to circulate primary petitions will be feb. 17. The department of state hat announced that four parties Are eligible to nominate candidates this year Republican democratic constitutional Ond american Independent. County wide the primaries will involve Only the election of party committeemen in each precinct and a male or female member of the Republican and democratic state committees. Positions to be involved at the May primaries by nomination the general election is nov. 3 Are u. S. Senator governor lieutenant a governor representative in Congress 23rd District and representative in the general Assembly 47th District. Courses will not be included in the curriculum. Tuition at the local Campus will undoubtedly Rise to $1,000 a term or. Swarts told the Era. He also said that reports at the main Campus in Pittsburgh intimate that some representatives a of Rural counties Are holding up the appropriation Bill in the state legislature. Or. Swarts emphasized that the Holdup is not coming from the local rep. Victor j. Westerberg who said or. Swarts a is solidly behind the corps spells out Rule for snowmobiles officers of the corps of engineers Pittsburgh have announced that they approve the Safe use of snowmobiles on Reservoir lands under its jurisdiction in accordance with Reservoir regulations and state and local Laws. Snowmobiles Are permitted on roadways trails parking lots and other designated areas when the depth of Snow is at least four inches. The operation of snowmobiles on corps of engineers reservoirs is not permitted because the ice is hazardous. Offices closing Mckean county commissioners announced tuesday that offices at the court House will be dosed today thursday in Observance of Lincoln a birthday. Harrisburg employ ment in Mckean county manufacturing industries decreased 206 during 1968 to a total work Force of 7,889, a state department of Commerce Industrial Survey of the county showed thursday. The number of manufacturing plants in the county also declined dropping from 97 to 96. Of the total manufacturing work Force in the county 5,345 were men and 2,544 women. Mckean county a Industrial employees received wages and salaries rounding out to $48,494,000, with male workers earning $37,944,000. Women in Mckean county manufacturing industries earned $10,500,000. A breakdown of the Industrial picture for Mckean county for the year shows the following types of industries food and Kindred products a to plants 121 employees wages and salaries $617,000. Lumber and Wood products a 21 plants 289 employees wages and salaries $1,285,000. Furniture and fixtures a two plants 420 employees wages and salaries data withheld to avoid disclosing figures for Indi Seneca Law enforcement unit talks about new minor judiciary system port Allegany the states new minor judiciary system and recent state supreme court rulings affecting it was the topic at wednesdays meeting of the Seneca area Law enforcement Agency held in the Borough building Here. Eleven persons including Law enforcement officials from throughout the county and Borough officials attended the meeting hosted by chief of police Albert Clauser. Sheriff l. W. Pendleton was chairman. The state supreme court on Jan. 16 adopted rules governing justices of the peace with respect to venue assignment and location of proceedings. One ruling says that a up under the new system can Issue warrants receive complaints hold preliminary arraignment fix and take bail and Issue commitments to jail during non office hours and at a place other than his office. However hearings in most cases must be Beld at the office during office hours. Another ruling says a up May to Survey shows county vacancies a report received by the Mckean county commissioners indicated that a postal vacancy Survey showed these percent Ages of unit vacancy in Ute area for total residences and apartments checked Bradford 3.6 Kane 3.2 port Allegany 5.6 and Smethport 3.5. The Survey report came from director Phillip of Connell of the Pittsburgh insuring office of the Federal housing administration and involved a study made last nov. 18. Actually the Survey was made in the Bradford Kane port Allegany and Smethport areas under an agreement Between the Fra and the Post office department and was under the general supervision of four participating postmasters t. C. Donohue Joseph v. Chiaramonte assistant George r. Todd assistant and Milton l. Dodge respectively. The study conducted by the new ups file first monthly receipt data initial monthly reports from justices of the peace in the five magisterial districts of Mckean county were reviewed monday by county commissioners. The reports were accompanied by checks representing fees and costs which go to the county for the month of january. They were As follows William f. Bunce Kane $146. David d. Feheley Eldred $189.50. Edward m. Rosenswie Smethport $134. Joseph j. Frampton Foster township $51. Carroll h. Clayton Bradford $185.75. The total amount filed was $706.25. In other business the commissioners a authorized payment to Acme business machines Olean n y., of $2,325, for seven electric typewriters five for the justices of the peace and one each for he child welfare and controller offices Here. A reappointed f. Wayne Fesenmyer of Minard run As a county representative on Bradford regional Airport authority for a five year term and renamed Robert Hulings of Foster township to the Mckean county planning commission. A received an invitation from the Mckean county Agri cult Arnal stabilization and conservation committee to attend its sixth annual dinner to be held at 7 . Saturday at the Moose clubroom in port Allegany. A paid $100 annual dues to the sheriffs association it carriers in those postal areas revealed a total of 13,072 possible deliveries to residences and apartments and that at the time of the Survey 3.7 were vacant. This proportion represented 474 vacant units previously occupied and la vacant new units never occupied. In addition 34 new units were reported in All stages of construction. A total of 11,410 residences were surveyed of which 315 dwelling units were vacant. The vacancy rate 2.8 percent represented 308 units previously occupied and seven newly completed units with 19 dwellings found to be under construction. Among the 1,662 apartment units covered 10.2 percent were listed As vacant. The carriers reported As vacant 166 units previously occupied and four new units with 15 units under construction. Director of Connell said the results of the postal vacancy surveys were expressed in quantitative terms because it was not feasible to collect qualitative data for this Type of study. The coverage for residences May have included rental units in structural types such As Row housing Side by Side duplexes and conversions As Well As owner and renter occupied single family structures inasmuch As the Post office department regards any single Stop with one delivery one Mailbox As a residence an apartment is a unit on a Stop where More than one delivery is possible. Or. Of Connell added that the data is not entirely comparable to that published by the Bureau of census because of differences in definition area delineations and methods of enumeration. Nor does it reflect As High a degree of accuracy As the 1960 census data. Be assigned temporarily to another magisterial District and have the same Powers there As the districts permanent up. The court also listed some exceptions to the Rule that says a person must be brought before the up of the District where the alleged offence was committed. The Law enforcement officials also discussed the temporary commitment of prisoners to the county jail. They noted that a 1909 state Law permits temporary confinement of a suspect without preliminary arraignment when no up is available. Mckean county until the end of 1969, had More than 30 ups. The number dropped to about 20 at the beginning of this year will drop again at the end of 1971, and will drop to five at the end of 1973. These five were elected under the new minor judiciary system and will replace the More than 30 whose i commissions under the old system have expired or will expire in the next several years. The next meeting of the Agency will be March 4 at Kane with chief Elmer Jones the Host. Youths in Kane area face juvenile court Kane a several Kane area youths who have been repeatedly warned by police about mischief and a police troubles will appear before the Mckean county juvenile court said police chief Elmer Jones. One youth a 13-year-old, has been involved in numerous a police troubles a said the chief. Several other cases have been reported to juvenile authorities including some parole cases it was noted. Dog nappers at work although there is official confirmation at this time it looks strongly possible that a dog Nap Persy Are at work in this area. The situation was brought to Light with multiple reports of missing canines a some apparently vanishing from pens in Yards of Rural and local Homes in Tho Kane area. Kane based state police Force is largest Ever Kane sub station of Pennsylvania state police today is operating As an 18-Man unit the addition of three troopers expanding personnel to the largest size in the history of the Kane facility. Sgt. John Yotko commanding officer confirmed the assignment of the three additional men last week. They Are troopers Franklin w. Swanson of it. Jewett Lloyd r. Brooks of Galeton and Timothy r. Reid of Erie. Increased traffic with development of Kinzua dam facilities for recreation has resulted in a proportionate increase in Acci a Dent potential through this area and in face of such increases j the stepped up Highway activity of troopers resulted in a major decrease in accidents last year. Also serving in Kane with sgt. Yotko Are corporals William Wooditch and Ronald t. Mcdonson and troopers George e. Plafcan Carl w. Mishler Donald t. Morey. Carl r. Vaneman John f. Suhanich John m. Dudinski David j. Golobish. William w. Hill Virgil j. Jenison Charles d. Mallory Robert e. Geist and Donald r. Wagner. The Kane sub station will be moved from Kane to a location one mile North of Lantz Corners along route 219 As soon As the new Barracks at that Point is completed. The location of the new Barracks is reported the a pc enter of Accident history on highways of the county. Visual establishments. Paper and Allied products a three plants 333 employees wages and salaries $2,335,000. Printing publishing and Allied products a to plants 198 employees wages and salaries $1,150,000. Chemicals and Allied products a seven plants 103 employees wages and salaries $576,000. Petroleum refining and related industries a four plants 693 employees wages and salaries $4,952,000. Leather and leather products a three plants 145 employees wages and salaries $618,000. Stone Clay Glass and Concrete products a seven plants 1,018 employees wages and salaries $6,811,000. Primary Metal industries a one Plant six employees wages and salaries data withheld. Fabricated Metal products except ordnance machinery and transportation equipment a nine plants 1,414 employees wages and salaries $9,649,000. Machinery except electrical a eight plants 352 employees wages and salaries $2,458,000. Electrical machinery equipment and supplies a four plants 2,186 employees wages and salaries $13,180,000. Instruments and related products a one Plant two employees wages and salaries data withheld. Miscellaneous manufacturers a six plants 607 employees wages and salaries $2,662,000. Value of production of Mckean county a 96 manufacturing establishments stood at $181,672,000, breaking Down into $180,222,000 from products $220,000 in miscellaneous receipts and $1,230,000 in net resales. Value added by manufacture amounted to $99,096,000. Capital expenditures by Mckean county a manufacturing industries during 1968 amounted to $6,142,000. Of this amount $881,000 went for new structures and additions to plants $4,990,000 for new machinery and equipment and $271,000 for used plants and equipment. Officers chosen at meeting of Norwich firemen the Norwich Volunteer fire company in Crosby held election of officers thursday night in the fire Hall. Elected were Herbert Petten Ati president Cliff Hoover vice president Ben Benson Secretary Joe Faes treasurer Ellsworth Lathrop social Secretary and Wayne Corbett fire chief. During the business meeting which followed members discussed purchasing new Hose for the company a grass and Brush fire truck. Irs seizes two Van trucks for tax liens Buffalo n. inter anal Revenue service District office Here has announced a i number of tax seizures. Included were two Van trucks from the Hasard truck lines of Portville re to satisfy partially tax liens of $11,306. Retires after 45 years miss Essie Eimer a Long time employee of the Potter county Enterprise at Coudersport has retired after 45 years service to that newspaper. Find if in classified add thought for the Day a Early to bed and Early to Rise makes a Man tired sooner the next court Friday a session of criminal court is sch Odulo for Friday at Tho court Housa at Smethport. District attorney William f. Potter said monday that there Ere of proceedings on the Agenda. The morning session will include appeals from prior convictions mostly dealing with traffic offences. Three criminal arrangements were scheduled for the 1 30 . Session when pleas Are due to to entered by the following Kane residents Frank Sachariah driving while intoxicated. Russell Francis Kearney operating after suspension of License. William d. Herron driving while intoxicated. Also on the afternoon Agenda Ara a hearing dealing with an alleged delinquent end six proceedings involving reciprocal actions or charge of desertion and no support

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