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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 2, 1964, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county sent of Mckean county county Democrat Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic newspaper Mckean county s picture newspaper established 1858 volume no. 105 Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday january 2, 1064 terms�?#4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. I famous people who died in 1963 Richard har thebner Eta Maxwell Alee Templeton Tom Oom Nally Clifford Odete ted we Edith Piaf Robert Frost Zason Pitta Mckean county receives $2,637,717 in Aid funds Harrisburg Public welfare programs of one kind or another in Mckean county during the past fiscal year received an estimated $2,637,717 in state and Federal funds the state department of Public welfare revealed thursday. The $2,637,717 represents an upswing of $141,710 when compared with the preceding fiscal year during which the county received $2,496,007 for welfare programs. Area residence grounds Given to Pittsburgh u. Or. And mrs. Charles e. Fra Lich have Given their Home a Highwood a and about to acres of ground on Fullerton Road to the University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh or. Donald e. Swarts president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford announced sunday. Or. Swarts said that the gift j tally retarded in non state owned 1a 4via of foil Ithoc a #11 aau to Raim Hiroo. Tho pro coding fiscal year 1941-42 was a 13-month your adopted to permit Pennsylvania s fiscal your to coincide with Tho Federal fiscal your which ends Juno 39. How was the Money spent in the county in general terms it can something like this Public assistance �?$1,978,954 $1,829,453 the previous year mental health program work�?$542,374 $534,590 general and special Hospital services in the county�?$52,200 $68,278 children and youth services in the county�?$58,256 $58,145 services to the Blind $3,933 $5,541 services to the aging�?$2,000 0. A breakdown of these expenditures during the year in the county shows for example that of the $542,374 spent on mental health program work $400,552 was underwritten by the state for care treatment and maintenance of Mckean count ians in state owned mental Hospital and psychiatric institutes $113,203 for the care of mentally retarded in state owned schools and hospitals $14,252 for care of men is to the University a Oakland Campus in Pittsburgh and a a is not related to the Bradford the Fralich have close association with Pitt. Of. Fralich a As two degrees from the University a Bachelor of science with a major in geology and a second a Bachelor of science with a major in Petroleum engineering. His great Uncle the late George Frisby was instrumental in the development of the University about the turn of the Century. Mrs. Fralich a father the late or. Wiliam e. Lawson was graduated from the University of Pittsburgh medical school in about 1895, when it was known As the University of Western Pennsylvania. The Fralich will lease the facilities $11,040 As reimbursement to Mckean county for mentally retarded care and $3,-327 for diagnostic evaluation and mental health centers and psychiatric facilities. Children and youth services included $18,511 for state operated youth development centers and forestry Camps for juvenile delinquents $37,564 As reimbursement to Mckean county for child welfare services and $2.-181 in subsidies for count ians in non state operated facilities for juvenile delinquents. Service for the Blind included $2,149 for direct service in vocational rehabilitation and $1,744 for the prevention of blindness and preservation of sight. The $2,000 for services to the aging went for Community Grants for testimonial set for judge wife on january 16th judge Charles g. Hubbard and mrs. Hubbard will be honoured at a testimonial dinner at 6 30 . Monday Jan. 16, in the Smethport country club. Judge Hubbard will retire next monday after serving 30 years 3 terms As presiding Jurist of Mckean county. He was not a candidate in last years election. The affair is being Given by the Mckean county bar association and their wives. Also to be guests will be judge and mrs. Waiter p. Wells of pot ,. It. Homemaker House ter county judge and mrs. Al property from the University for j limping services. Mer l. Evans of Erie county the next few months while they1 1 -. Finalize plans for another residence. Controller a s. R. Lee Fox has Boon appointed to the newly created position of controller for Tho Hamlin rank and Trust co. Of Smethport effective today. A certified Public accountant to will establish and conduct an internal audit system for Tho Bank four offices in Smethport Kane and it. Jewett. Or. Fox has Boon associated with Aidman and Sidman for Tho past 23 years except for a period of four years while serving with Tho . Army. Recently to has been in charge of Seid Man s Bradford office. Or. Fox is married has Throe children and resides at la Stephen Lane Bradford. Kendall cuts Price of Oil 15 cents bbl. A 15-cent reduction in the posted Price for Bradford District Pennsylvania Grade crude Oil effective Jan. I has been posted by Kendall refining co. The new Price is $4.48 a barrel. This is the first change in the Price Structure for Bradford crude since dec. 13, 1961, when a 17-cent drop reduced the Price to $4.63 per barrel. In a statement released by the Bradford refining and producing Bill to provide Kinzua funds signed by lbs president Johnson has removed a Cloud of uncertainty Over continued construction of the Allegheny River Kinzua dam and Reservoir in Pennsylvania and new York. He has signed a River Basin authorization Bill which raises the ceiling on spending in the Ohio River Basin by $150 million. The new authority extends through june 30, 1965. Included was $2 million for the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. On dec. 18, the Senate broke the congressional deadlock that had threatened to halt construction on the Kinzua dam and More than 50 other flood control and navigation projects throughout the country. Congress previously authorized construction of the $109 million Kinzua dam and Reservoir and appropriated $21,227,000 for work on it during the fiscal year which began last july i. The River Basin Bill however fixed Over All ceilings on spending in the basins throughout the nation. This technique was devised to give Congress a periodic Check on the Progress of flood control and navigation work. Money spent in the Ohio River Basin and in other basins had approached the ceiling previously fixed by Congress. The army engineers would have been required to halt payments to contractors within the near future if the Compromise River Basin measure had failed to win congressional approval. Wilmont Harvey. Of Cyclone Cecil p. Pollock. A. Of Ritzville too Orlo h. Cousins a a a of Duke Confer three employees of Pennzoil retire three employees of the Pennzoil co., formerly South Penn retired on Jan. I with a combined total of nearly 94 years of service. Wilmont Harvey of Cyclone completed 40 years Cecil p. Pollock of Rit Erville about 33 years and Orlo h. Cousins of Duke Center 21 years. Prior to joining Pennzoil or. Harvey was associated with the Goodrich rubber co. Of Akron Ohio. He was married to the former Lela Hendrickson during 1927. They Are the parents of a son and a daughter. Or. Harvey plans to do some travelling during the summer months. Or. Pollock joined Pennzoil on sept. 7, 1931. He served the company for better than 32 years. Prior to joining Pennzoil or. Pollock was employed by Martin Brick co. He was married to the former Hazel Wagner on sept. I 1918, and they Are the parents of three sons four daughters and they also have 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Cecil Pollock follows his father in retirement from Pennzoil. Tile elder or. Pollock retired in 1921 after approximately 30 years of continuous service with the company. Or. Cousins retires after serving the company continuously since july 12, 1943. Or. Cousins was a roustabout in the Field forces during his 21 years of service. Prior to joining Pennzoil he worked for the Forest Oil corp. He was married to the former Pearl Bouch in 1934 at Kittanning. The couple has a son and a daughter and also two grandchildren. Or. Cousins plans to Hunt fish and travel during his retirement. M. M. Hudson divisional personal officer presented each Retiree a a certificate of service. Late mailing this newspaper is called in Friday Ane Day later than usual because of the Haw years Day Holiday. Next weak paper will a mailed an thursday. Kinzua and Mead township merger becomes official plans about set for swearing in of county aides plans Are nearing completion for administering the oaths of office to Mckean county officials at the court House in my. The Public assistance total was and rss Alexander split into $1,597,874 for assistance 1�, a Warren county. Grants Relief $265,652 for the bar association committee in Anc m Nash and Henry a. Onofrio grades of Pennsylvania Oil on an and $115,428 for administration. R Oil cite delivered Hasis was not and other services. Four Community hospitals re Roulette lumber to i i i four Community nose Ais re firm is War non Cei Ved $52,200 As state Aid Reim i la Hita incl Usu abutment for medically indigent Timber contract for the dinner comprises Francis Warren the merger of Kinzua township with Mead township became official at a firm tuesday evening the com i meeting held thursday in Pany explained Ila action As Warrn court passe. Follows signing the order was judge to ii n u i a i a Alexander c. Flick or. Kendall refining co. Is reduce three supervisors will govern my its posted Price for Brad the new entity to be known As. Ford District Pennsylvania Mead township whether these Smethport next monday morn Grade crude Oil to $4.48 a bar a a a a re effective Jan. I 1964. This action is dictated by the 15 cent per barrel reductions made dec. I 1963, by purchasers of Eureka and Buckeye Pennsylvania Grade crude to $3.85 and $3.76 per barrel respectively. A current production of Eureka and Buckeye crude totals approximately 12,000 barrels per Day slightly More than the Bradford Fields production and better than one third of the total Pennsylvania Grade crude Oil production. A on dec. 13, 1961, the Princi Eal purchaser reduced Bradford strict crude 17c per barrel to $4.63 and at the same time made 17 cent per barrel cuts in its postings for Eureka Buckeye Middle District and South West grades of Pennsylvania Oil. A at that time Kendall stated that it was our sincere desire to support the Price for Bradford Grade Pennsylvania crude and we continued to $4.80 per barrel until Jan. 16, 1962, at which time we met the lower Price being the last of All purchasers to do so. A your present action is not inconsistent with our action two years ago. Nor have we changed our Basic policy. Two years ago the Price reductions affected All grades of Pennsylvania crude and the time tested policy of Many years standing of equalizing crude prices for the various no decision made on probation Post officials have made no Defi a or. Mencer recommended Nite decision As yet on replacing that two persons be employed in Charles w. Lillibridge of Smith the probation division because sri As probation officer for of the increase in the Case clean county. Load within the past several or. Lillibridge who had an years flounced that he desired to re however the commissioner tire from the position As of to have not reached an agreement men will be those presently serving Mead or not is not yet known. Back in May a move to effect the merger was walked when the vote turned out tied 6-6. This brought the matter into court and attorney David Swanson representing the county commissioners and the Mead township supervisors requested the merger. There was no position. Kinzua now is a lit town and there will be no residents remaining in the area upon completion of the Kinzua dam and Reservoir. Privately owned and National Forest lands there which will not be flooded by the Reservoir will remain to he governed. No action has yet been taken As to Corydon which also will be inundated by the Reservoir. The the decision must be made by the county commissioners. Succeeded the Rev. P. Borne who retired. District attorney Glenn e. Mencer judge elect has conferred with Mckean county commissioners relative to the the Pennsylvania department of highways has notified the my a proposal in route 211. A i of pc Harrisburg the state department of forests and Waters said wednesday it has awarded a contract for $18,061 to Leete lumber co. Of Roulette for timbering on 359 acres in West Branch township in sus que Hannock state Forest in Potter county. Bids for the cutting were opened on dec. 13 by the department in its offices Here. Four bids were received for the project. The Leete lumber co. Bid was the High bid. Low hid was $10,200. The timbering involves 1,674 Trees marked by the department for cutting. Of this number of Trees 1,108 Are Cherry Trees. Volume of lumber to be obtain so from the timbering was estimated by the department at 518,000 Hoard feet. Persons under age 65. Additionally each Hospital received payments for persons 65 and Over under the medical assistance for the aged and old age assistance programs with the Hospital receiving $80,642 under the maa program and $53,529 under the Oak program. Of Bradford and e. G. Potter of Smethport. Boy was it cold the thermometer at stepping stones farm West Eldred hit 26 degrees below Zero at 5 30 . Tuesday. We to spend $15.5 million West Penn Power co. Plans to spend $15.5 million in its con-1 marketing pol Tihming program of improving ducts from Pennsylvania Grade its service facilities in 1964. I crude has been based Oil City delivered basis was not in question. A we regret making this reduction. Our delay of a month in doing so is evidence of our reluctance to take this step in order to maintain the competitive relationship Between the various grades of Pennsylvania crude Oil that has prevailed for Many Many years and on which marketing policy for the pro million ride Allegheny planes in la months Washington Allegheny airlines went Over the million passenger Mark for the first time in la months of any year in its history during november according to Nelson b. Fry executive vice president. Additionally the airline is carrying 2cf percent More cargo than Ever before. Or. Fry also said that Allegheny had its Hest november Ever for passengers an increase of seven percent Over the same month a year ago and cargo was up 21 percent to 2,580,131 pounds. Allegheny is now serving More than 60 cities in the new England and Middle Atlantic states Ohio West Virginia and Michigan. Heading the list will be Glenn e. Mencer of Eldred present forthcoming vacancy District attorney who will be administered the oath of office As judge at to . By judge Charles g. Hubbard who is retiring. Also to be sworn in Are Ralph m. Caverly of Bradford recorder of deeds Merle e. Dickinson of Smethport Register of wills and c. L. Lorah of this Borough county Surveyor. All of these officials were reelected last november. A William f. Potter of Smethport incoming District attorney was Given the oath several weeks ago by judge Hubbard As required by Law. The three Mckean county commissioners r. E. Young quist of Smethport Russell j. Weston of it. Jewett and a. J. Harrington of Smethport re 4, will be sworn in at the same ceremony. Following the Brief exercises in the courtroom the commissioners will Convene for their reorganization meeting. At that time a chairman vice chairman and Secretary will be chosen. The regular business session of the Board will follow. Cd Mencer. The county Board must establish salaries for the position or positions before prospective candidates for the Job Art formally contacted by the incoming judge. Mulvihill appointed to legion committee Lloyd Mulvihill of Crosby has been named a member of the National distinguished guests committee of the american legion by Daniel f. Foley National commander. The appointment was confirmed by the National executive committee of the legion. Takes charge of dam Clarence Weaver of Rice Landing pa., is in charge of the East Branch dam at Glen Hazel. He fills the vacancy caused by the death of Gilbert Sloan. Plan report on Kinzua dam recreation the Bureau of outdoor recreation . Department of the Interior is preparing a report on recreation at the Allegheny dam and Reservoir. The report was requested by Secretary of the Interior Udall. Information concerning the report was Given to congressman Albert w. Johnson of Smethport representing the 23rd Pennsyl Vania District by a. Heaton un-1 gingers and 3 because the land j Jet including a museum a to Der Hill assistant director of the Bureau of outdoor recreation. Or. Underhill stated the study is necessary i because Maurice Goddard Pennsylvania Secretary of forests and Waters has requested that the area become a National recreation area 2 because of a conflict in jurisdiction Between the Forest service and the corps of in around the water area in new York is a part of the Indian reservation some owned by the states Park service. The subcommittee of the House committee on Interior and insular affairs has recommended a plan to give the Indian approximately $8 million to construct in new York state a Model Indian exposition pro Tel and an Indian Village. The Bill now in preparation would also provide another $8 million for land damage a scholarship fund and related subjects. The problem before the Bureau of outdoor recreation is to coordinate All recreational activities under me director. Or. Underhill stated to con Gressman Johnson that the report will be ready about feb. I 1964, and will he referred for decision to the recreation advisory Council consisting of the secretaries of the Interior agriculture Commerce defense and health education and welfare and the administrator of the housing and Home finance Agency. Proposal for route 211 work Given county unit the Board received the notice at its regular meeting monday. Kean county commissioners of it stated that application has connection with been made for state approval of the work which was described As being in two parts in alterations of the crossing at Grade where route 211 High Vav crosses the Trade of the 2 passengers injured in Olean car crash Olean a a two car Accident at 10 51 . Last Friday resulted in injuries to two passengers in a car driven by Donald e. Hollamby 44, of Olean . 2. The hol Lanb vehicle struck another car driven by Donald a. Stuck 32, of Eldred pa., while attempting to make a left turn from East state St. Into South Berry St. Here. Edward Mcmahon 18, of Eldred . I was admitted to Olean general Hospital with injuries to his right ribs. John harrier 18, of Portville . 2, sustained a nose injury and was also admitted to the Hospital. A Vay Clermont Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad co 2�?alterations of the crossing where Tho Highway crosses above the Grade of the main line track of the company. The project is located in Eldred township. Also submitted was a letter from the Sisters of Good Shepherd Philadelphia relative to institutions they operate in the state for delinquent girls and women. The organization noted that because of increasing operating costs it will be necessary to raise the rate for care to $6.50 a Day. It was described As the first increase to be effected in five years. Chairman r. E. Youngquist conducted the Board meeting. 17 died on county roads during 1963 Highway mishaps claimed 17 lives in Mckean county during 1963. The fatality total for 1962 was 12. The worst Mckean county Accident occurred on it. 219 near Westline on May 2. Three trucks were involved in a collision near an intersection and three truckers lost their lives. Unofficial figures for the area include 16 deaths in Cattaraugus county n.y., compared with 21 in 1962, and 23 in Chautauqua county n.y., compared with 33 in the prior year. Here is a review of Mckean county a ghastly Highway fatality toll for 196j Jan. 8�?pedestrian on Bolivar drive. Jan. Llu Kane. Feb. 22�?pedestrian in Bradford. Apr 16�?Man and to 9 Miles West of it. Jewett on . It. 6. May 2�?three died in 3-truck crash on it. 219, near Westline. June 15�?child in Foster twp. July 21�?Olean woman on re 155 at Larabee Junction. Aug. 6�?youth on i. 394, near Eldred. Sept. 13�?victim of june 23 Accident on . It. 6 West of Smethport died from injuries. 26�?motorist hit tree Al sept. Bradford. Oct. 2s�?woman killed in 1-car mishap on it. 46, 4 Miles West of Farmers Valley. Oct. 26�?Man killed on it. 6, near Ludlow when car hit Trees. Oct. 30�?Kane Man died of injuries suffered in Accident on oct. 25. Nov. Is Bradford Man killed in 2-car crash on by is to Forato Tipp a

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