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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - February 13, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county a. My Kean county Democrat 4 Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Quot Mckean county picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday february 13, 1964 terms Hoo per year single copy�?10c no. 7 commissioners deny two tax exemption requests by William h. Prick a two requests for tax exemption were denied and a third was granted monday at a meeting of the Mckean county commissioners. Rejected was the application demos endorse Bradford Man for Congress Clarion councilman j. A. I who changed his party of Ilion from Republican to Democrat last wednesday has been endorsed by a group of Democrat leaders in the 23rd congressional District As the party s candidate for the nomination for the congressional Post in the april 28 primaries. The action came during a meeting of representatives from six of Ute eight county chairmen i the District Elk and Warren reportedly not represented saturday in Clarion. Or. Stills name was proposed by Henry Hebda Mckean county democratic chairman. After the endorsement had been Given the Bra Fordian who was elected to Bradford City Council on the democratic ticket in november accepted. In 1959 he was elected mayor of Bradford on the gop ticket. Failing to win the cop endorsement As a Council nominee in the 1962 primary he became the democratic candidate via the write in route and was elected to a four year term last november. He has been an unsuccessful candidate for Congress three times. Twice he failed to make it for Congress and once while on leave from the United states Navy in the 1940�?Ts he lost in an attempt for a seat in the u. S. Senate on the am vets ticket. The congressional seat presently is held by Albert w. Johnson Smethport who was elected in november to fill the seat late Leon h. Gavin Oil City. Or. Late Leon h. Gavin Oil City. Or. Johnson and sen. Richard Frame Franklin have both announced intention to enter the gop primaries in april seeking the nomination for election to a full two year term in november. In another political development in Bradford Peter j. Pas Cuzzi Bradford announced his candidacy for the 23rd District Delegate to the gop National convention in the april 28 primary. The Bradford Man stated that he would support sen. Barry Coldwater in his bid for the presidency and or. Johnson for Congress. Industrial cd unit to prepare questionnaire the Mckean county Industrial civil defense committee met tuesday night at the erns hotel at Westline. The group pre ared a questionnaire which will sent to All county Industrial firms in an Effort to determine what cd practices Are now being utilized. The committee will then determine from the replies what assistance can be Given these firms in establishing their own programs. Floyd a. Irons county director attended the session which was in charge of Robert l. Hiller jr., associate director for Lusty under the county civil defense Council. Of Mckean memorial Park Lafayette township. The action was taken the Board said because the charter of the applicant indicated that the property is used for corporate profit such exemption not being permissible by statute. Also turned Down was the request relating to the Custer City menus club located in Lafayette township but owned by Bradford township Board of supervisors. The commissioners ruled that the property described As formerly a scout camping area did not qualify for exemption under the Law. Bradford township has contended it receives no Revenue from the property. It was voted to Grant exemption of taxes to property of the Kane revival Center located in the Borough of Kane. Exoneration of taxes was authorized in the amount of $43 for the former a. P. Anderson parcel located at 129 interstate pkwy., Bradford acquired last summer by Bradford area schools for its senior High construction program and in the amount of is 1.10 for a parcel that was owned by the m. W. Spaulding estate and sold to the Bradford District flood control authority. The Board received reports on recent boiler inspections made at the courthouse the county Home and at the county jail. Only minor recommendations were made by the inspectors including the replacement of the Relief valve at the county Home. G. E. Nadolske president of port Allegany Community Hospital advised the commissioners that work had been commenced on the additions to the institution in which connection the county made a $15,000 Grant in april of last year. Of the total appropriation $5,000 will be paid each year beginning in 1964. The Beard of elections will investigate the possibility of displaying Sample voting machines at convenient locations throughout the county Prier to the april la primary. The Mckean Potter federation of labor Al Cio had requested such action in order that voters might familiarize themselves with the location of a Section on the machines which will pertain to the a special election a of a representative to the general Assembly for the remainder of 1964. It was pointed out however that the Board intends to publicize the unusual a special election a portion on the machines at the primary that it is required by Law to display Only one machine prior to an election that a larger number of machines for that purpose would not be available and that no machine May be so utilized after being prepared and sealed for an election. Area candidates file petitions several area candidates tuesday filed nominating petitions with the state elections Bureau in Harrisburg for representative in the general Assembly subject to party votes at the april 28 primaries. Republicans filing included r. L. Lynn Emporium Cameron county Ray c. Goodrich Roulette Potter county Harry j. L. Mortimer Marienville Forest county and James k. Davis Tionesta Forest county. The Lone democratic nominee filing was William f. Renwick St. Marys Elk county. Retarded children unit gets reports reports were made by committee chairmen of the Mckean association for retarded children at the monday night meeting conducted by Russell Weston president at Bradford National Bank. Miss Roberta Bacus recreation chairman discussed Progress made in the scouting program for retarded boys and girls in the Bradford area. She said the girls had sold More than 200 boxes of cookies in the girl scout cookie Sale. Leader needed miss Bacus also told the group that a Leader for boys is needed. It was announced that a film a the toy makers a will be available to interested groups in the area from March 9 through 13 arrangements May be made with mrs. Frances Maljovec of it. Jewett for using the narc sponsored film. Members of the dinner committee will meet with mrs. Ruth Brown of Eldred at 7 30 . Monday at the Smethport courthouse to Complete plans for liftoff dinner that will precede the door to door Calls scheduled to be made in the county March 15. Film is shown miss Joyce Metarko special educator in Bradford schools showed a film entitled a the Little made at the Cooke county Hospital Skokie 111. It concerns the care and education of retarded children. Members brought their Penny a Day Cartons in which funds Are accumulated for research. Refreshments were served under the direction of miss Mildred Kaluza of Rixford and mrs. Brown. Gas company records reveal some cold facts statistics taken from a log of weather data compiled by the Gas dispatching department of United natural Gas company reveals that the average temperature for the company a past fiscal month from dec. 17 to Jan. 16 was several degrees lower than for the identical period for a year ago. The average temperature for the period just past was 21.3 degrees compared to 23.5 degrees for last year. This is rather surprising when one recalls the Long cold Winter of 1962-63. Not having had a lot of Days when the Early morning temperatures were below Zero it is rather difficult for one to realize that it has been so cold. A further analysis of the data reveals that during the recent period the temperature dropped to Zero or below on Only four occasions dec. 20�?Zero dec. 30 �?4 below Zero dec. 31�?11 below Zero and Jan. 15�?13 below Zero. However though there were not the usual number of Zero or sub Zero Days one expects at this season of the year the temperatures for most of the 31-Day period were considerably below freezing and held throughout the Day. During a three Day period covering Jan. 13-15, the company delivered 983,000,000 cubic feet of Gas to satisfy the customers needs. Much of this Gas was withdrawn from underground storage. This cold period will without a doubt be reflected in higher customer Bills for service covering this period or parts of it. Drozeski drops his candidacy supports Frame Leo c. Drozeski of Bradford has announced that he is withdrawing As a candidate for the 23rd congressional District Republican nomination and will serve As the Mckean county representative for state sen. Richard c. Frame Franklin. Or. Drozeski stated that sen. Frame will announce his candidacy for the congressional seat today. Or. Drozeski who originally announced his intention to seek the nomination said a i am tak Athis action because i feel it Best serve the interests of the Republican he also said that he has notified gov. William Scranton of his intention and that he will support or. Frame. Albert w. Johnson who was chosen Over or. Frame last november in a special gop session held by the eight counties of the 23rd District in Reno near Oil City also has announced that he will seek re election to the Post. Or. Johnson is serving out the unexpired term of the late Leon h. Gavin Oil City who died in september. Or. Frame a native of Franklin graduated from Franklin High school Yale University and later from the University of Virginia Law school. A world War two Veteran he has been Active in civic affairs in Franklin and has served As president of the Franklin chamber of Commerce. He also was vice president of the Venango county Industrial development corp. Politically he has been Active in affairs of the gop for Many years and in 1956 was elected Venango county Republican chairman. He ran again in 1960 and was unanimously elected. In 1962, following the retirement of or. Leroy e. Chapman Warren As state senator of the 48th District or. Frame ran and won. Or. Drozeski in 1962 served As the Mckean county Campaign chairman for the late or. Gavin. State will Check unlicensed dogs Leonard Weston state dog Law officer announced that on or about feb. 15 a general checkup will be started for owners of unlicensed dogs. Its purpose is to License All dogs Havig Homes and to distinguish them from stray and homeless dogs. All dogs not bearing a current License tag Are considered strays and May be disposed of by any officer on sight. Or. Weston pointed out that the Purchase of a License does not permit the dog to run at Large unaccompanied. It can be picked up by any officer when found running at Large. The dog Law officer said that All persons found owning or harbouring unlicensed dogs will be prosecuted. His Valentine Charles Swift 4, a recovered heart patient puts up his special Valentine for you in Cleveland to let you know the annual heart fund drive for research and surgery is Fob. 14-23. $14,257 paid to county a schools for health work Harrisburg a the state services to pupils in schools in department of health said these districts in the 1962-63 thursday it has paid a total of school year. $14,257.89 in state funds to1 of this sum $10,035.99 was for school districts in Mckean medical services and $4,221.90 county for medical and dental for dental services. Attorney wins pair of cases in civil court a Bradford attorney Robert j. Healy twice in less than a week was successful As counsel for plaintiffs in cases in the february term of court of common pleas which concluded monday in Smethport with judge Glenn e. Mencer presiding. Monday a jury returned a verdict for $215 damages sought by Leonard Mackow Sld of 173 Jackson ave., Bradford in which his parked car was struck in december 1962, in Jackson ave. A jury deliberated less than 45 minutes in the trespass action which listed Alvin Hagg and Leland c. Flynn both of Bradford As defendants. The jury received the Case for a verdict at 3 30 . And returned at 4 15 of clock with the $215 sum in property damage. Robert j. Healy of Bradford represented or. Mackowski while Murray r. Garber Bradford was counsel for or. Hagg. And Richard e. Brandow. Also of Bradford attorney for or. Flynn. The action concerned or. Hagg striking the parked car of or. Mackowski. Or. Flynn was cited As a defendant because of aseged contributory negligence in backing his vehicle into a driveway at the location at the time of the Accident. On wednesday of last week Roy Kas of 60 Kennedy St., Bradford in civil court attorney Healy a clients Norma and Roy a. Be were successful in their suit against r. C. Burlingame jr., or Olean . Or. Lekas was awarded $1,500 damages for his car and medical expenses and his wife Norma $3,500 for personal injuries. The defendant was judged responsible for the Accident on dec. 23, 1962, at Forman and Florence sts., Bradford. James Nash of the firm of Nash and Nash of Bradford served As defense attorney for or. Burlingame. Two cars damaged in route 6 crash Kane based state police reported a property damage Accident at 9 30 . Saturday in front of old Anchor inn at Marvindale. A 1959 Sedan driven by William t. Jones 59, of Smethport . 4, was eastbound when it slowed As the Driver attempted to turn right into the inn. A 1962 Sedan operated by Herbert Swanson 54, of 18 Rose Hill ave., Smethport fou owing was unable to Stop in time because of Slippery Road conditions and crashed into the rear of Jones vehicle. There were no personal injuries. Damage to both cars was estimated at $375. Bradford area joint re received $8,035.20 of this total for services to pupils in its schools a $5,354.80 for medical and $2,478.40 for dental services. Payments for these services Are on a basis of 80 cents for medical and 40 cents for dental for each Pupil in average daily membership in a school during the school term. Under medical services each Pupil is Given a medical examination vision and hearing screening and a testing for tuberculosis. Weight and height Are also noted. In the dental phase of the program each Pupil is Given a dental examination. Dental work to an extent of available funds is provided. Both medical and dental services Are available to pupils in parochial and nonprofit private schools As Well As to Public school pupils. Services to pupils other then those in Public schools Ere Given through the Public schools. Payments from Stele funds for Ell pupils receiving the services Ere Mode to Public school districts. Mckean county school districts in addition to Bradford area received payments for these services As follows first figure medical second figure dental Kane area Union a $1,986.40, $453.00 Lafayette township a $112.40, 49.25 Lewis run a $70.40, $25.50 Otto Eldred joint re a $839.00, $300.00 port Allegany Union $741.92, $285.-75 and Smethport area joint re a $929.00, $430.00. Railway express plans new key terminal in area Olean n. Y. A a new key Point terminal of the railway express Agency Rea will replace smaller agencies of Olean Bradford and Salamanca soon according to an announcement Friday. The Buffalo Rea office said the new terminal now under construction beside route 17, just West of the Village of Allegany will have an employment of nine persons and also include Drivers for seven trucks. The target Date for completion and use of the new terminal is july i although the Agency said it Hopes to make the shift sooner if possible. The new building will be a one Story Cement Block 40 by 62 feet with the front faced with Brick. Tractor trailers will serve the terminal. The heart fund a really unique health cause the heart fund is More than just another health drive. Essentially it is a combined Appeal supporting the nationwide fight against a great Complex of diseases and disorders heart attack stroke and other complications of hardening of the arteries High blood pressure rheumatic fever and inborn heart defects to mention Only a few. Diseases of the heart and circulation which your heart fund dollars help to fight Are responsible for More than 925,000 deaths in the United states each year. That is More than the combined total due to cancer accidents pneumonia influenza tuberculosis diabetes and All other causes. The heart problem is close to All of us. It exists As a painful and costly reality Here m our town. If you have any doubts examine the obituaries in this paper for a few Days. You la find that our local mortality experience closely parallels National figures that on the average about half our death notices win mention a a heart attack a a stroke or a heart All too often these terms Are applied to family breadwinners in the prime of life men in the 45-to-60-year age bracket. There is Only one practical Way to fight the heart diseases namely by supporting your heart associations balanced programs of research education and Community service. You can do this by contributing vol i Untener service or heart fund dollars during the month Long february Campaign. Truly the heart fund deserves a place at the very top of your a giving for health list. New Emporium building a new Borough building will be built in Emporium at a Cost of $75,000. The Borough Council will $50,000 of the Cost and the municipal authority will $25,000. Port Allegany Hospital gets More los. Aid the Federal accelerated Public works program has granted an additional $20,975 toward the construction of an addition to the port Allegany Community Hospital. A Grant of $49,975 had originally been approved by the Federal program. This represented one half of the anticipated Cost of the Hospital addition. However after bids were opened and a contract awarded the figures submitted to the lowest bidder the Beyer construction corp. Of Warren were higher than the original estimates and a construction Cost of $141,900 was incurred. The additional Federal Grant together with the original Grant will cover one half of the $141,-900 Cost. According to George Nadolski chairman of the Community Hospital Board $105,900, including Federal monies is now available for the expansion program. The remaining $36,000 will be raised through voluntary individual and corporate gifts. There will not be a door to door Campaign As had been staged when the Hospital was built a few years ago. Raymond Viner Hall architect reported that the new addition will accommodate 12 Beds a nurses station and enlarge the present service facilities. Construction which has begun is expected to be completed by fall. Dates Given for food distribution the Mckean county commissioners have announced the following dates and places for the february surplus food distributions feb. 13, Bradford armory. All persons whose last name begins with g through n inclusive. Feb. 14, Bradford armory. All persons whose last name begins with o through z inclusive. Tuesday feb. 18, Kane 4th Ward Hose House. Thursday feb. 20, Eldred Borough building. Friday feb. 21, East Smethport Grange Hall. Tuesday feb. 25, port Allegany City building. Wednesday feb. 26, it. Jewett Borough building. Distribution will be carried out from to . To 3 ., according to l. P. Thompson food administrator. Engineers to air Kinzua plans with area groups Emporium Centennial Emporium will celebrate its Centennial during the week of june 2l United states army engineers agreed last thursday to meet with local groups in Warren pa., in the near future to explain the engineers policy in acquiring land adjacent to the Allegheny River Reservoir and hear complaints of landowners. A group of the landowners from Warren and Mckean counties conferred with army in s neers at a session called by up. Albert Johnson a a. The upshot was a general agreement for a Warren meeting soon which would be attended by landowners county and township officials. Army engineers and others interested in an airing of the entire subject. However no Date was set. Headed by John Stewart of Warren the Pennsylvania landowners told army engineers they think too much land is being acquired by the government for recreation purposes and said they would prefer that the land be available for private development of the recreational facilities required. Stewart said governmental agencies now own nearly two million acres of land in the area which Are available for development for recreational purposes. Representatives of the engineers explained that the governmental land acquisition policy now in Force involves Purchase of a strip of land around government reservoirs which shall be publicity owned for Public use. The policy is for Purchase of 300 feet horizontally above the High water level of the Reservoir. Parts of this strip of Public Access land they said will be developed for Public use part will be retained in its natural state. They said private ownership of the Shoreline might Lead to objectionable development. Juk changed policy they explained that when the dam near Kinzua pa., first was contemplated the land policy As enunciated by the Eisenhower administration was to Purchase land Only up to the level of the expected five year flood Pool and to take easements on land above that line. But they said when Kennedy became president the policy was changed to that in Force now because this policy was in line with the wishes of Kennedy that the Shoreline be preserved for ownership. Rep. Johnson suggested that the old policy was less costly and that since president Johnson has announced an Economy policy perhaps the new administration might want to review an revise the policy. However Mark s. Gurnee of the office of the chief of army engineers and it. Col. Bruce w. Jamison of the Pittsburgh District office said no such application of the Economy program has been indicated and that on the contrary president Johnson has espoused the Kennedy policy As to ownership of Shoreline land. In response to another question by Johnson Gurnee said the Kennedy policy was not much More costly than the Eisenhower policy since a we found that the Cost of the easements was close to the fee Purchase also discussed was the relocation of the co planter Indian cemetery now on the co planter Grant which is to be inundated when the Reservoir is fixed. This was a 406-acre Grant to chief Cornplanter a Seneca chief by Pennsylvania. It is owned by com planters a descent dents. Merrill w. Bowen and water Lic use area being purchased by the government. The engineers advocate removal of the cemetery to an existing burial ground at Corydon a. Bowen and Taylor said the co planters prefer to have their own cemetery. And that a this is a Small modest Johnson said he will pursue the matter with the army engineers in an Effort to gain consent for the indians to use the 65-acre site. Taylor representing the Cornplanter group said they have located a 65-acre tract on which the group desires to place the cemetery and a Monument to Cornplanter. However they said army engineers have told them the land is within the pub House votes $20 millions for senecas Washington the House passed unanimously Friday night a Bill to new Yorkus Seneca indians More than $20 million in compensation for construction of the Allegheny River dam and Reservoir. Expected opposition to the measure failed to develop and the Bill passed by a voice vote under a parliamentary priced Ude requiring unanimous consent. The Interior committee said it sought unanimous consent to bring up the Bill because it was the fastest Way to bring about consideration. Quick action is needed to help the senecas Settle in new Homes before the Gates of the dam at Kinzua pa., Are closed in october to fill the Reservoir committee members said. Much of the senecas reservation will be flooded by water backed Over the Border into new York state. Most of the Money $16,931,000 a would go into a rehabilitation fund for commercial recreational and Industrial development an educational fund Community buildings relocation and resettlement of indians and resurvey of villages on the reservation. The Bill now goes to the Senate. Johnson named to Post office group in House rep. Albert Johnson . Of Smethport has been named to the House Post office committee according to an announcement made tuesday. He will retain his membership on the House government operations committee. Also this week rep. Johnson who is serving out the unexpired term this year of the late Leon h. Gavin a Oil Cit was named congressman of the week by the 88th Congress club composed of gop congressmen serving their first term. The formal citation noted or. Johnson a efforts in behalf of the citizens of the area of Kinzua dam climaxed by a Public hearing held last thursday in Washington. The citation read a this activity on the part of congressman Johnson displayed resourcefulness and an eagerness to be of service to his constituents in their relations with the Federal government. State county share of Bond Sale is set a 1964 sales goal for . Savings Bonds amounting to $477 million has been assigned to Pennsylvania. Mckean county a share is $1,001,910, according to county chairman d. H. Phillips. Six to compete in final service Academy exams six Young men from Mckean county have been chosen to compete in a final examination which will be Given for the selection of nominees to the three service academies. According to rep. Albert w. Johnson of Smethport 23rd congressional District there were so Many applicants from his District that a final examination was chosen As the most fair Way to make the nominations for appointments. Congressman Johnson will nominate two men to West Point two to Annapolis and Ane to the u. S. Air Force Academy. Forty applicants were screened out from the first tests and will be subjected to further examinations at the Carlisle Barracks Carlisle sometime in March. Congressman Johnson said his final choices will a based on the examination scores. The area lads who will a competing and their Choice of service Academy include William Craven and Raymond Garvin jr., West Point and James Bennardo and Ralph sgamma Annapolis All of Bradford Patrick Foley of Smethport Annapolis and Peter Paulson of Kane weft Point

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