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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - February 20, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Quot Mckean county a picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday february 20, 1964 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy to no. 8 heart drive next sunday in Smethport and Vicinity everyone in the Smethport area will have an Opportunity next sunday to make a contribution to the Mckean county heart fund. A full staff of workers has Mckean still has $211,989 at end of �?T63 Mckean county ended 1963 with a balance of $211,989, according to the annual report of county treasurer Floyd a. Irons. Receipts for the year totalled $885,900, which together with a prior balance of $294,624 left a figure of $1,098,573 after $81,-950 was deducted As an institution Transfer. Expenditures approved by county commissioners in 1963 totalled $886,584. Of the $885,900 total $660,-308 represented tax payments. A major portion $468,300, was for 1963 taxes and came from collectors in the various districts. Another $127,320 was paid in personal property taxes and $47,773 represented delinquent 1961 and 1962 taxes collected by the treasurer. Revenues deposited by the county commissioners amounted to $147,927. Departmental earnings paid to the county were shown As follows on the report of or. Irons sheriff $9,412 prothonotary $21,640 clerk $229 recorder $17,770 Register $16,269 probation $1,881 treasurers commission on school and Road taxes collected $1,808 treasurer fees from licenses $590. Miscellaneous receipts included $34 from Bradford police department for gun permits $576 in fines from justices of the peace $2,456 in advertising costs $3,160 and $281 from the department of forests and Waters from the National and state forests respectively and $1,031 from state game lands. Warren stale Hospital chief surgeon quits or. David j. Lieberman blaming a policy disagreement submitted his resignation Friday As resident chief surgeon at Warren state Hospital. He will leave feb. 28. Been recruited for this work and it is expected that every Home in this area will be visited by someone Between the hours of i and 3 . Sunday. For those who Are not at Home during the period an envelope will be left which May be used to mail contributions directly to heart fund Headquarters in Bradford where the Smethport District will be Given proper credit for such contributions. Coffee Cocoa and donuts will be served at Burdick a insurance office for workers when they come in to turn in their Days collections. The heart fund is countrywide in Scop and Wear priv legend Here in Mckean county to have a Well organized association which is every ready to serve the needs of people in this county. Robert a. Digel or. And Emil j. Johnson Are co chairmen for the heart fund drive in Smethport and Vicinity. They Are being assisted by mrs. Barbara Atkins. The captains and workers listed below will All make their reports next sunday at the Headquarters of the Smethport committee in Burdick a insurance office Barbara Atkins Lena Petruzzi Winifred Lewis Marion Wright Joyce Anderson Ruth Shelander Carol Ball Mabel Swanson Janet Zink Ann Gustafson Doris Sharro Diana Anderson Betty rounds Ville Doris Patterson Connie Bango Tom Anderson Nancy Burdick Elaine Peterson Marcella Kanarr Nellie Roundsville Kay Burford Marilyn Elliott Linda Norman. Kitty Herzog Nellie of Brien Gloria Donovan Cathy Beckstrom Anita Johnson Mary of Brien Noreen Nannen Cecelia Hotchkiss Agnes Rose Phyllis Chase Marian Chase. Mrs. Gary Carlson Helen Dunkle Donna Westlund Louise Abbey Rita Rittberg mrs. Asa Connors Frances Ohman sue Moore Fillhart Eva Kleisath Denny Maynard mrs. Donald Dixon Alice comes Penny Swort Helen comes and the Farmers Valley boy scouts led by Clayton Bickford. Last registration monday March 9 before primary voters of Eldred Borough Eldred twp. And Otto twp. May Register in the Eldred Borough building next thursday Fob. 27, from 4 . To i . This service will be provided by the Mckean county commissioners for the convenience of Citron desiring to Register Chang party affiliation or file change of address cards. Voters May also Register in the it. Jewett Borough building on tuesday Fob. 25, from 4 to i . And in the port Allegany Borough building on tuesday March 3, from 4 to i . It is not necessary for a voter to Register in his Home District. He May Register wherever convenient. Voter registrations will be accepted at the Mckean county court House in Smethport during regular business hours until monday March of which is the last Day to Register drier to the primary to to held on tuesday april 28. $1.2 million Given jobless in the county approximately $1,278,000 in unemployment compensation Benefit payments were made to area workers during 1963, Glenn j. Ryan manager of the Bradford office of the Pennsylvania Bureau of employment Security r a. I a Wreath for Juk s grave arrangements have been completed by Raymond Garvin left of the Mckean county motor club for the laying of a Wreath on the grave of president John f. Kennedy in May by the members of t he Mckean county school safety patrol. Plans were mad at a recent meeting in Washington Between or. Garvin and rep. Albert w. Johnson Smethport 23rd congressional District representative. Pictured Arl a or. Garvin mrs. Raymond Garvin rep. Johnson miss Mary Kupper in pert Allegany. The patrol will be in Washington from May 7 through May 9 for the 28th annual school safety patrol Parade. The Wreath laying ceremony has been arranged for May 7. There will be 250 Mckean county children in the line of March. Judge acquits Man in came Law Case Harold c. Eaton Dies Harold c. Eaton 77, retired manager of the Wax specially dept. Of the Quaker state Oil refining corp. In Oil City died last week in Hamot Hospital Erie. Reason for two car forms Given the Pennsylvania state motor vehicle Bureau has acknowledged that some motorists May be receiving duplicate application forms for their 1944 Auto registrations. It offered these reasons for the duplication and resultant confusion the dealer to whom you sold your old car failed to notify the Bureau promptly. The Bureau failed to receive notice of Chang of address change of title or Transfer of registration in time to make the change. Manual printing of applications. The work started last Nev. 15 to keep abreast and changes of ownership Between that Date and later january Hava not caught up and will result in the former owner getting two applications. Bankruptcy Case of three hotels in Erie today Erie a hearing to determine whether colonial of Smethport inc., operator of three hotels is a bankrupt firm will be held today in the Federal courthouse Here. Notices of the hearing have been forwarded to creditors of the firm which operates the hotel Corry the Fassett House in Wellsville n.y., and the colonial hotel in Smethport. The Smethport hostelry has been operating for several weeks since the bankruptcy proceeding was inaugurated but the other two establishments have been shut Down. The company or other interested persons have until wednesday to propose a plan of reorganization for the three hotels. If none is made by that time Federal court officials expect an order will be issued declaring the corporation bankrupt Ana directing that further proceedings be instituted under bankruptcy Laws. Dam no. I Industry the report of Simonds amp Sim ones Pittsburgh consultants submitted to the Warren county planning commission indicates that a the Kinzua dam has the potential for becoming the leading recreational facility in the Region and becoming the leading Industry in Warren county schools get $3 million in Aid Harrisburg nearly $3 million a year is being spent in state and Federal funds on Public education in Mckean county. This was indicated in a Check with the state department of Public instruction where records for the fiscal year ending june 30, 1963, show an expenditure total of $2,968,387 on Public education programs in the county. Biggest items revolved around payment of school subsidies by the state to districts in the county a rounding out to $2,245,696 for the year. Other reimbursements to local districts in the county during the fiscal year included the following school transportation subsidies a $199,679 rentals covering state or local school authority school building projects a $234,718 Driver training a $7,-006 special education a $85,-481 school lunch program $49,087 school milk program a $41,404. National defense and education act. A $9,949 manpower development and training act a $7,753 improvement of Library services a $2,291 vocational education programs a $33,596 county supervision salaries and travel expenses a $28,645 expenses of county boards a $600 and tuition for children placed by court a $22,-482. Reported saturday. Or. Ryan said the distribution of 42,100 checks was made for eligible weekly claims filed. Checks averaged about $33 each he added. A unemployment compensation is a vital program important to the maintenance of economic stability in our area a or. Ryan declared. Dollars distributed through unemployment compensation strengthen the buying Power of citizens in the Community he said. Money disbursed in the Mckean county area was part of the $249,359,000 paid with 8,193,-300 unemployment compensation Benefit checks through the state last year. Records show that during 1962 the statewide us distribution was $278,964,000 in 9,194,000 checks while the Bradford bes office authorized payment of $1,232,000 through 36,300 checks. A breakdown of the various compensation programs of the bes shows that 40.100 checks totalling $1,217,000 were distributed during 1963 of workers in the Bradford office area under the regular state unemployment compensation program. Federal civilian us benefits totalling $18.-000 were disbursed through 600 checks and Job Hunting sex servicemen received 1,400 checks amounting to $43,000. Angell accepts solicitor Post in Otto township Otto township supervisors meeting wednesday night of last week announced that attorney George Angell recently named Eldred Borough solicitor had accepted the Post of solicitor for Otto township. It was also voted according to Laverne Walker chairman to paint the new Concrete floor at the recreation Hall. A number of Bills were ordered paid. Walter Chase Secretary treasurer of the supervisors gave a report of the state supervisors meeting in Philadelphia. The naming of or. Angell As the solicitor fills a position which had been vacant since the resignation of Glenn Mencer now presiding judge of Mckean county. Secure car tags now state asks Harrisburg the Revenue department has appealed to car and station Wagon vehicle owners to return their 1964 vehicle registration applications As Early As possible to avoid a last minute Jam. Theodore b. Smith jr., department Secretary said Only 28 percent of the states vehicle owners have returned the applications since they were mailed Jan. 23. A the department of Revenue cannot and will not extend the March 31 deadline for the renewal of the registrations a or. Smith warned. Frank Joseph Dalessio of Beyer was acquitted on an unusual game Law charge monday by judge Walter p. Wells of Potter county who heard pleas in a special session of Mckean county criminal court in Smethport. The Hunter was accused by game protector John Putnam of attempting to kill a second Deer in the same season. Dalessio who was represented by r. W. Mutzabaugh testified that he and a brother in Law fired four or five shots apiece at two Bucks they spotted in Norwich township last dec. 2. One Deer was killed and the other apparently wounded. The protector contended Dalessio told him he killed the one animal and was tracking Down the wounded Buck when spotted by the official. The court ruled there was not sufficient evidence to prove the defendent was attempting to take a second Deer. In other court action Charles Mowrey Hinaman of it. Jewett admitted a drunk driving charge. He was fined $100 and is to spend 15 Days in the county jail. He was represented by Murray r. Garber. Richard a. Kelley 22, of port Allegany was placed on probation for one year on burglary and larceny charges and ordered to make restitution in an undetermined amount for items taken in burglaries in that Borough. Robert Hochstine of it. Jewett re admitted burglary and larceny counts and was sentenced to four months in county jail time already served and placed on probation for one year. John main. 18. Of 40 water st., Bradford pleaded guilty to a larceny charge. The youth represented by George Angell was involved in a breaking feb. At the Home of Ruth Scott 9 Pearl st., Bradford when a Quantity of canned goods and electronic equipment was stolen by main and a co defendant who was not arraigned. Main was sentenced to a jail term already served ordered to costs of prosecution and to make restitution for food items he consumed. he said he was appalled to hear the ambulance Driver testify that he failed to observe the color of the traffic signal As he entered the intersection. Judge disposes of several cases in county court several defendants appeared tuesday before judge Walter p. Wells of Potter county presiding at a special session of Mckean county criminal court in Smethport. Decision was reserved by judge Wells in the Case of Robert l. Bartlett of Mansfield who was arrested by state police of a radar detail for speeding. Carl e. Johnson of James City was fined $100, ordered to costs of prosecution and spend 40 Days in county jail. He was charged with driving while intoxicated. Richard l. Galbreath of 341 Bolivar drive Bradford appealed a speeding conviction and Fine of $10 by a it. Alton Brace Justice. However judge Ells upheld the finding of the lower court. Decision was reserved in two motor vehicle cases involving a sewer contractor Angelo r. Cassaro of Cheektowaga n.y., charged with owning a vehicle lacking proper registration and an employee. Bernard n. Mcgovern of Clearfield accused of not properly registering a vehicle. Judge reverses conviction Fine of Young Driver judge Walter p. Wells of Potter county monday ordered a reversal of a Justice court conviction and Fine of $10 in the Case of miss Connie Baker 18, of port Allegany re 2, who was charged following an Accident involving an ambulance in port Allegany March 14, 1963. The Appeal was heard by judge Wells during a special session of Mckean county criminal court in Smethport. Attorney Robert b. Apple represented the defendant in the Appeal and District attorney William f. Potter appeared for the state. The mishap occurred at Mill and main sts., port Allegany As the ambulance was being operated on official business by Frank Switzer. Miss Baker was charged with failing to yield the right of Way to an emergency vehicle. In finding the Young Driver innocent judge Wells noted that a emergency vehicle operators cannot have a Complete disregard for other people on the Man sentenced to 7 weekends in county jail at a pleas court session last thursday judge Glenn e. Mencer jailed a parole violator and sentenced another defendant to serve weekends in the county jail for drunk driving. James Mitchell alias James Cook 27, of Smethport was ordered returned to Allegheny county workhouse to serve six months the balance of an eight-20 month term originally imposed on a forgery charge. The defendant allegedly issued a worthless Check for $15 in this Borough late last month and was arrested in that count by local authorities. After completing the workhouse sentence he is to serve three months in county jail on the bad Check charge. In the first sentence of its Type in Mckean county Alonzo c. Booth jr., 35, of Smethport arrested Christmas eve m Bradford by state police for driving while intoxicated must serve 14 Days As follows county jail from 8 . Friday to 8 . Sunday for seven consecutive weekends. A first offender Booth also was fined $50 and ordered to costs. Gary Ouderkirk 20, of Rock City Road Olean n.y., was arraigned on a bad Check charge. He was sentenced to serve from three to six months in county jail the costs of prosecution and to make restitution at Bradford in the following amounts Giles service station $25.50 a amp w grocery Miller st., $25.-50, and Genoa a Atlantic service $65.30. Ouderkirk faces an additional 30-Day jail term. He was sentenced in default of a $50 Fine by Justice of the peace Arnold Field of Hazel Hurst recently for conduct Adverse to Good order and management while an inmate at the jail. Information for this charge was set out by sheriff Leslie w. Tom Pendleton. It was the first time this Law has been used in the history of Mckean county sent to school Daniel j. Houck 18, of Smethport arrested Here Jan. To by police chief e. A. Southwick for resisting arrest was sentenced to an indefinite term at the Camp Hill Industrial school. A Rixford youth Allan Holley 19. Accused of larceny in the theft of plumbing tools from a vehicle owned by Roy Larson Winter st., in Bradford last november was sentenced to serve one to three months in county jail. A $100 Fine and costs were assessed against Henry s. Gifford of 382 s. Kendall ave., Bradford who admitted operating a motor vehicle after his License a Quot a suspended. District attorney William f. Potter handled the cases for the county. Convicted Home burglar taken to Western pen a former Niagara Falls n.y., Man convicted by a Mckean county jury on june 5, 1962, on burglary and larceny charges and sentenced by former judge Charles g. Hubbard to a term of 3 to to years in Western pen. Near Pittsburgh was removed to that Center monday by sheriff l. W. Tom Pendleton and chief Deputy Robert v. Zimmerman. He was James Vincent Reynolds who along with Robert Gallagher also of Niagara Falls n.y., was found guilty of the charges in connection with the burglar izing of the John Evan residence in Foster township in february 1961. The pair had made Good their escape from the area burglary at the time Only to be apprehended in Niagara Falls in connection with burglaries in that area. They were sentenced to terms in Attica state prison and served there until May la 1962, when returned to the jurisdiction of the Mckean county courts on a detainer a Law As the result of an indictment by a grand jury. The two were tried at the june 1962, term of court of Mckean county and on the 5th Day of that month were found guilty by a jury trial. At that time judge Hubbard sentenced the pair to the state correctional agnostic Al Center at Pittsburgh following completion of their terms at Attica prison. They were returned to the new York state prison on june 7, 1962. Gallagher completed his sentence dec. 14,1963, when he was turned Over to the jurisdiction of Mckean county and taken to the Western pen to begin serving the sentence judge Hubbard handed Down. Reynolds was released last Friday from Attica and monday removed to the Pittsburgh Center. Sheriff Pendleton stated that proceedings Are also expected to be started to Deport Reynolds after completing his prison term at Pittsburgh. He is alleged to have illegally entered the United states dam Canada. $233,000 appropriated for Kinzua Bridge Park Early in june of 1963, the exact Date being june la sen. James Berger Coudersport Republican and majority Leader of the state Senate presented an act providing for the acquit Winter Derby events draw 500 scouts As a Climax to National scout week More than 500 boys participated in the third annual Klondike Derby held saturday by the Northern District Elk lick Council at its Camp near Farmers Valley. Winner of the Derby was the owl patrol of troop 3, it. Alton. Second and third places went to Seneca and Apache patrols of troop i Smethport. Standings were determined by the sled team that collected the most a a nuggets or Points for successful accomplishment of problems assigned at the various locations in the Camp named for alaskan landmarks. Judges and sheriffs assigned for the problems were Anchorage and first Aid Richard Nagy and Glen Abrams Nome and Compass William Freyer Charles Crockett and John go Barro Juneau fir making and water boiling Art King Fairbanks knot tying and Rescue Jerry Moore Robert Meckley Kiska and signalling Jack lesser and Sam Graham Point Barrow Jack Daulton and Jack Jar rett. Also assisting were Glenn Yeakey Ronald Hollenbeck As weigh masters and de Pierce and Roy Roddy As scorers. Sixty four sleds and teams participated in the All Day event with the Camp facilities being prepared by Ranger Ernest Reed and Everett Lyle assistant scout executive. Richard Giddings was safety officer. The owl patrol of it. Alton won with 358 Points and 33 nuggets. Seneca patrol of Smethport finished in second place with 355 Points and 33 nuggets. Members of the Seneca patrol Are William Barton jr., Captain Bob Dunn Greg Barton Bruce Thomas Paul Raymond Tom Gustafson and John Clark. The third place winning Apache patrol of Smethport scored 348 Points and 32 nuggets. Members of the Apache patrol Are Harold Anglovich Captain Tim Baker Phil Baker Jim Sellers Barkley Daugherty Bill Dean and Roger Klein. Transportation was provided the Smethport scouts by William Barton sr., George Dean and Daniel Ness. Deputy sheriff instruction set to begin feb. 26 Mckean county sheriff l. W. Tom Pendleton has announced that the next class for instruction for Deputy sheriffs will begin wednesday feb. 26. J. R. Anderson of Lewistown Federal Bureau of prison on contraband and jail will serve As instructor for the first class to be held in the county court room in Smethport. The March april and May meetings and classes will be taught by sheriff Pendleton and experienced members of his staff. The classes will consist of conduct becoming to a Deputy sheriff traffic control investigations firearms and judo. Classes will be of two hours each session. Tion by the department of forests and Waters of Kinzua Bridge and certain adjoining grounds for a state Park and for an appropriation. In August of the same year gov. William Scranton signed Bill 627, the Berger pact to authorize the Purchase of the famed Bridge and the nearby area at Kush Equa for the purpose of a state Park. Tuesday the general state authority voted the allocation of $233,000 for the land acquisition and the development of a stat Park to be known As the Kinzua Bridge state Park. General state authority allocated $173,000 of its own funds while the state forests and Waters department put up the remaining $50,000 under the authorization approved by the 1963 legislature. The Gas action implemented the 1963 legislation providing for the entire project. This allocation of Money will create a huge tourist attraction Triangle consisting of Kinzua Bridge Allegheny National for est Kinzua dam and Allegany state Park. The Gas it was reported also approved Robert fluting Derrick City Road to be the Engineer for the establishing of Kinzua Bridge stat Park. Or. Hulings was recommended to the Gas by sen. Berger who Felt that Hie naming of a local Engineer for the project would eliminate a waste of time. Or. Hulings who is a member of the Mckean county planning commission or. Berger said a is Well acquainted with the proposed area and knows what is to be the Kovalchick Salvage co., of Indiana owners of the Bridge which they purchased some time ago and also the tracks leading to it. Jewett already agreed to give the department of forests and Waters a two year option free of charge to acquire the track which runs Between it. Jewett and the Bridge for the Salvage value of the rails at a time they might choose to Purchase them. This option is to be granted upon the states Purchase of the Bridge. School employees credit Union gets certificate the Mckean county school employees credit Union was presented a 25-year certificate by the Pennsylvania credit Union league at a meeting thursday night at hotel Emery. The presentation was made by Harry Latimer Fairview to miss Alma Johnson president of the county unit. Thirteen members of the Board of directors credit and supervisory committees and their wives were present for the affair which honoured the county unit for being in business for the past 25 years. Among those attending were or. And mrs. C. F. Feit Smethport miss Ruth Mccarthy Lewis Chambers and Anthony Cimbal Smethport or. And mrs. E. L. Sanburg and Paul Mowery Kane and or. And mrs. Russell g. Sandeen and mrs. Loleta Simpkins. Bradford. Will test steel plates Pennsylvania will test steel License plates to learn if they should be distributed for general use in 1970. Approximately 100,-000 car owners will receive steel License plates next year. Testimonial dinner planned for judge judge Glenn e. Mencer former Eldred Borough solicitor and District attorney of Mckean county and now presiding judge of Mckean county courts will be the guest of Honor at a testimonial dinner in Eldred on March 17. This was announced monday night at the dinner meeting of Eldred rotary club. The scene of the dinner will be the cafeteria of the Eldred elementary school. During the business meeting Norman Hobbs manager of the North Penn Gas co., was initiated into membership. Clayton Hanks program chair Man showed coloured film produced by Bethlehem steel co., entitled a the Long the film depicted the making of All grades and varieties of steel wire. Guests attending were Borough solicitor George Angell Michael Kelly state College Clarence Bailey and Thomas Hanks. Rotary guests were Robert Digel sr., and the Rev. Leonard Ive of Olean. The next meeting of the club will be an open meeting while on March 2, Llewelyn Barnaby will be the program chairman. Dinner was served to 25 members and guests present by the women of the Church of god

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