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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 1, 1970, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean county9 picture newspaper i Mckean county Demorn published in the county seat of Mckea established 1858 a Northwestern Pennsylvania s a democratic newspaper county a no. I closer Mckean Warren planning co operation is suggested volume no. 112 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday janary i 1970 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy�?-10c Quot go oar Good friends and neighbors we wish the very Best in the coming new year. May your Days be Replete with health Prosperity and the fulfilment of every Endeavor. Let of vow to work together for the better Merit of our Community throughout the forthcoming year. Mrs. Mix named county a chief mrs. Ronabelle mix of 309 w. Water St., Smethport will become Pennsylvania s 10th woman director of veterans affairs today thursday. She was appointed monday by the Mckean county commissioners to succeed Benjamin k. Connelly who resigned nov. 30. Mrs. Mix wife of Lauren mix is a non Veteran. She will receive an annual salary of $5,640. Russell j. Weston chairman of the county commissioners pointed out that a consensus of veterans organizations in the county favored mrs. Mix for the appointment. There Are women in similar cts in Berks Butler crap i Fayette Lebanon sorter set Sullivan Union and Clearfield counties and Only one is a Veteran according to officials. Mrs. Mix who has been acting director of the county Agency since the resignation of r. Connelly joined the Bureau Here on March 16, 1951, when the late Michael Ferko was director. She was named Assis Shafer names Poleto county a cd director Smethport Man accidentally shot while visiting his Mother mrs. Virginia Shirey of 711 w. Water St., Smethport George Shirey 33, was the victim of an accidental gunshot wound monday afternoon. Or. Shirey who teaches at Clarion state College and his brother Richard were cleaning guns in the basement of their mothers Home when a gun accidentally discharged wounding him in the shoulder. He was taken to port Allegany Community Hospital where his condition is reported As Good. Mfd Board to meet Herbert Pettenati president of the Norwich Volunteer fire department has announced that an executive Board meeting will be held at the fire Hall at to . Thursday. The regular meeting of the fire company will be held Jan. 8 at which time an election of officers will be elected fire chief Francis Higgins has been reelected chief of the Emporium sift department Mckean county commission Tant director about five years ers on monday were Ivoti ago fied by Richard Gerstell direct the appointee has two child Tor state Council of civil Ren mrs. Janice Young of san defense that Peter g. Poleto of �alif., Ami Jerry mix of Gra it for j As been formally a Smethport and four grandchild pointed director of civil defense for Mckean county by Gover Ren. She was born sept. La 1911, in port Allegany daughter of the late or. And mrs. Grant Winston and is a graduate of port Allegany High school and Westbrooks business Academy at Olean . Active in civic affairs in the Borough she is a past president and life member of the Smethport past Noble grand of Ideal Rebekah Lodge a past Deputy president of the Northern Mckean District of Rebe Kahs a past president of the a pcs of the Smethport United methodist Church and served As sunday school superintendent and youth councilor at the Church for a number of years. Nor Raymond p. Shafer. The state official said that the appointment will remain in effect until such time a6 a vacancy in the position May occur. He added a the state Council of civil defense will lend All possible assistance in furtherance of the county a civil defense or. Poleto who was recommended for the position by the county commissioners succeeds Floyd a. Irons resigned and has served As cd director on a voluntary basis for about two months. Five join Marine corps from area Olean , a the . Marine corps recruiting office Here announced five enlistments this month Wayne m. Allen son of mrs. Ruby l. Allen of Bolivar Charles j. Langworthy son of mrs. Eleanor Langworthy of Smethport pa., Anthony a. Olejniczak son of mrs. Jessie Olejniczak of Almond David h. Wallace son of mrs. Ruth a. Wallace of Olean and Gary e. Winsor son of mrs. A. M. Win Sor of it. Jewett a. Also Roy r. Olejniczak of Almond reenlisted for a period of six years and volunteered to go to Vietnam on Jan. To. Cyclone area wreck cars operated by Shirley Buckley 28, of Cyclone and Thomas Vogdes 66, of Warren were damaged in a collision on route 646 near Cyclone one Day last week. Mrs. Buckley and her daughter were taken to Bradford Hospital where they were treated and released. The Mckean county planning commission monday night voted to ask the county commissioners to discuss with Warren county a possible new regional planning body to embrace the two counties which surround the Allegheny Reservoir and Kinzua dam. The action was part of a lengthy Resolution submitted by Patrick j. Costello jr., a member of both the county and the Bradford City planning commissions. The proposal was moved by Andrew j. George of Bradford who also submitted a proposal at the recommendation of chairman e. Kent Kane asking that the county solicitor determine if a formal contract with the Rogers consulting co., which has been proposed for a $90,000 regional planning study is valid. Costello a Resolution also asked that trusty handed More sentence for jail break a Mckean county jail trusty who walked away from the Smethport institution Early on the evening of dec. La was Given an additional sentence monday by judge Glenn e. Mencer. Albert a. Biegun 43, of St. Marys must serve six to 12 months in the Western Penitentiary on a charge of prison breach. The judge ruled that the Penitentiary sentence is to begin upon completion of a four to 12-month term currently in effect at the Mckean county jail on a Barge of fraudulent conversion. Oddly enough Biegun a minimum time on the latter sentence would have expired and he would have been eligible for release two Days after he went awol Here. Begun was apprehended at a bus terminal in Harrisburg dec. 14 after an Anonymous tip was received at the local jail. Elk county authorities also have filed a detainer against the prisoner. Flames damage Gayville House fire Christmas morning caused extensive damage to a two Story Frame House on route 446 at Caryville according to Donald Farrell Smethport fire chief. The firefighters were called at to . Thursday to the Home of Alfred Lafferty to put out a Blaze reportedly started from attempts to thaw Frozen water pipes. The chief said 22 men battled the fire in Zero and sub Zero temperatures. Damage was estimated at $5,000. Supervisor of Tho Allegheny National Forest and rap. Albert w. Johnson a Aart shown on Tho stops of the Capitol building As or. Freeman presents rap. Johnson with Tho latest pictorial and illustrative presentation concerning the Kinzua dam. Or. Freeman mad the visit to Washington to attend briefings at the National office and to discuss with or. Johnson Tho various recreation projects now under Way at the dam. Pennzoil Retiree honoured at dinner a dinner was held tuesday night at Rew fire Hall in Honor of John a. Crooks who retired dec. I from Pennzoil United inc. After 26 years of service. He worked in numerous Fields in the District since 1943 and at the time of retirement was employed under Field Foreman Laverne Hanson in the Lafferty hollow District. Ray Dreihaup was Toast master for the affair attended by 20 co workers. A purse was presented the Honor guest. Damage $900 in Accident on route 6 no injuries were reported but Aasa meeting to draw six from county at least six Mckean county damage estimated at $900 result educators will be attending the american association of school administrators convention de from a two car collision near Smethport on saturday according to Kane based state police. The report shows that Martin v. Hagg 20, of 606 Green St., Smethport was headed East on Rte. 6 four Miles East of Smith in Atlantic City n. J., feb. 14 to 18. Frederick e. Shuey superintendent of the Bradford area schools and Bradford schools administrative assistant port at about 9 45 . Saturday or. John g. Savage will be when he attempted a left turn and was struck by a car following his. Driving the other car was John Lindauer 27, Valley Stream . Use classified ads Salt and Sand a Leo Rupp of now Bethlehem a stat highways Dot. Amployo sprays a solution of Calcium Chloride Over Tho she s monster san pile on Minard run re. Monday to soften it up for future us. Tho Salt solution also combines with the Sand to Giva a Gritty traction surface in High ways combined with an agent to melt ice. Wintry conditions so for this year already have made a sizable Dent in the pile highways officials noted. There along with Paul r. Miller superintendent of the Kane area schools Laverne Johnson Kane area High school principal and Joseph Perry Secretary of the Kane area school Board. Or. Wernher von Braun noted rocket expert and Arthur Goldberg former associate Justice of the u. S. Supreme court will be among several speakers at this 102nd convention of school administrators. The event is expected to draw 30,000 educators from across the country. Topics to be discussed at the meeting include racial Harmony i the ghetto student unrest sex education drug abuse and teaching respect for Law and order. A consideration be Given to the merger of regional planning and economic development activities a that Mckean county withdraw from the application for act 701 planning assistance sponsored by the North Penn planning commission unless the application be rewritten to exclude the use of private consultants. A that Mckean county urge North Penn to perform regional planning functions with its own staff rather than private consultants. A that the regional planning commission and economic development District be directed not to adopt policy matters without first having consulted the county planning commissions and the county boards of commissioners. A that priority listings be approved by county commissioners before they Are submitted to state or Federal agencies. A that a Doser working relationship be established with municipal planning commissions in Mckean county and local governing bodies. Or. Costello said he submitted the proposal after it was considered by the Bradford area planning commission. Except for the Warren Mckean cooperation item the rest of Tho Resolution was shelved. In other business county planners recommended an amendment to the subdivision code that Oil and Gas rights not be considered As land regulated by the ordinance. A went on As being against placing the proposed countywide zoning ordinance on the ballot As a referendum Issue. Charles h. Catlin a member of the commission moved that present wording of the Wood products disposal Section of the zoning ordinance remain unchanged. Members also voted to submit unchanged the zoning ordinance to the commissioners As printed. Or. Kane asked that commissioners refrain from hiring members of the planning staff or replacements until the applicants had appeared before the planning commission. A it is Only common decency to do this a or. Kane said. The Board urged in a Resolution that political subdivisions immediately appoint members to the local governmental advisory committee and pointed out that townships Are permitted to name a supervisor to this Agency. Members decided a special meeting will be held at an undetermined Date to discuss a priority listing of projects for the North Central economic development District. Priority listings on Mckean county Highway projects were deferred pending further study. Couple and six children escape injury in crash an Olean ., couple and six of their children escaped serious injury at 3 45 . Monday in a two car collision i Borden Hill Foster township according to chief Earl Bridge. Fred j. Moore 34, of 760 Grandview Olean his wife Blanche 34, and their children David 15, Larry 13, Debra 12, Steven to Paul 8, and John 6, were passengers in a station Wagon when it was reportedly struck in the rear by a car operated by Harry Richard greek 40, of Smethport re 3. Continued on Page three judge faces Busy monday judge Glenn e. Mencer will have a Busy opening monday for 1970. In the Forenoon he will attend swearing in ceremonies for Robert Wolfe is new judge of Warren county. Or. Wolfe in a former resident of the Smethport area. At 2 30 ., the Mckean county Jurist will swear in a number of new end re elected officials in the mein courtroom Here. To be inducted it the local ceremony which it open to the Public wih be sheriff l. W. Pendleton controller e. Abbey Southwick new treasurer Clarence h. Larson Melvin f. Rover As prothonotary and clerk of courts and jury commissioners mrs. Anita Ferrell and mrs. Louie mix. A reception will follow it 3 . In the courthouse. In. Seek a. Governorship Allegheny treasurer Edward f. Cooke has announced his candidacy for the democratic nomination for governor. 4 a

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