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Smethport M kean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 11, 1968, Smethport, PennsylvaniaMckean county a picture Neil paper established 1858mckean county Democrat Quot Northwestern Pennsylvania a leading democratic newspaper Quot published in the county seat of Mckean county a. Volume no. To Over a Century of service to the Public Smethport pa., thursday january la 1968 terms�?$4.00 per year single copy�?10c no. 2 Turtle Point boy is killed by Gas fumes port Allegany a five year old boy was killed and his Mother step father and infant half sister were overcome by fumes from an invented Gas Heater in their apartment near this Mckean county Borough last thursday. Coroner Gale Hollenbeck said that Terry Lee Manning died of asphyxiation in the family a Turtle Point apartment about 5 . Thursday. The parents Bert Fuller 41, and Louise 20, were in a a fair condition in port Allegany memorial Hospital thursday night. Their eight month old daughter Diane also was hospitalized. According to Kane based state police investigators entered the apartment about 8 . Thursday and found Bert Fuller unconscious in a doorway Terry Lee dead beside his unconscious Mother on the bed and Diane apparently unaffected in her nearby crib. The parents were rushed to the Hospital. Diane was first taken to a neighbors Home but was admitted to the Hospital after she developed some sym Toms later in the Day. The family s Monger Al dog also died from the fumes troopers said. The tragedy was discovered by the occupant of an adjoining apartment Edward Green 28, who said he became concerned when he heard no sounds from the Fuller apartment. He checked and found the victims overcome. According to the Coroner the invented Heater had been installed on tuesday by or. Fuller. The Coroner said North next monday is deadline for dog licenses All dog owners a reminded that it is time to secure a new License for pets More than six months old. The deadline for 1968 dog License purchases in Pennsylvania is next monday. State Law provides a fee of $1.20 for a male dog or spayed female and $2.20 for a female. Six cents postage must be added if applications Are mailed to the office of Mckean county treasurer Clarence Larson in the court House at Smethport. This information is required before a License will be issued owner s name and address. Description of dog Breed sex age color markings. A veterinarian s certificate or affidavit of the owner must be provided before a spayed female dog can be licensed for the first time. It is interesting to note that some municipalities require Purchase of a City dog License in addition to the state License. This Money is used to help expenses of operation of dog pounds. Owners of All dogs in Pittsburgh must an annual $2 City License fee. Producers Bank re elects its director Board All directors and members of the Smethport advisory Board were re elected tuesday at the annual meeting of stockholders of the producers Bank amp Trust co. At the Bank a Headquarters 56 main st., Bradford. Directors Are w. L. Branch William l. Branch c. P. Ede James j. Matthews pen Gas co. Officials conform j Gilbert s. Perkins and George o. Tiffany. Smethport advisory Board consists of e. J. Conwell e. R. Gallup John comes Albert w. Johnson a Elmer quirk and f. S. Quirk or. De the Heater was invented and that the Gas mixture was a poor due to faulty adjustment of the Heater. Or. Hollenbeck said an autopsy performed thursday afternoon confirmed asphyxiation As the cause of death. He said he will Issue a certificate of accidental death. The apartment occupied by the Fuller family is one of four in a Complex about a Quarter of a mile East of port Allegany. The building is owned by mrs. Judith Crawley of re 2, Eldred or. Hollenbeck said. By three overcome fumes Are in a Good condition three members of the Bert Fuller family were reported in a a Good condition late Friday at port Allegany Community Hospital where they were taken thursday after they were found in their apartment overcome by natural Gas fumes which asphyxiated another child. Bert Fuller 41, Louise 20, and their eight month old daughter Diane were found by a neighbor who knowing the family had been ill went to Check in the morning. Funeral service for Terry Lee Manning 5, who was found dead in the Turtle Point Home was held at 2 . Sunday at the Gallup funeral Home Here. The Rev. Keith Perry of the evangelical United Brethren Church officiating. Burial was in the East Sharon cemetery Shinglehouse. Former Crosby Man headed team that removed heart for transplant by Marie Scanlan a Well off for another Days work a said or. William w. Angell of Palo Alto calif., to his wife As he left Home Friday evening. But that a a Day a work for the senior surgical resident at Stanford University school of Medicine made headlines sunday As he headed one of the teams that conducted the first heart transplant on an adult in the United states. For the last four years or. Angell 32, a former Crosby resident has been preparing for that a a Day a according to or. Norman e. Shumway who developed the heart transplant technique and who was in charge of the transplant on a former steel worker a the program at Stanford has been dedicated to research on heart the Effort has been intense Over the past seven years. Or. Angell Nephew of Federal District judge Joseph p. Willson of Smethport became a member of the University Hospital staff in 1962, As a surgical intern. After his first year he continued As a resident specializing in heart surgery. He has been the recipient of several research Grants for his work including one from the american heart Assn. In a news conference sunday or. Shumway indicated that one of the great advantages it the Stanford medical Center has been continuing financial support from agencies As the National heart Institute. Or. William w. Angell another Day toward the human heart transplant experimental work was done with dogs. Much of the research done by or. Angell has involved transplants of dog hearts. Another area of his work described by or. Shumway in his first press conference is the regulation of the body a natural rejection of foreign objects by administering counter Active drugs. In a sunday night Telephone conversation mrs. Angell the former Nancy Smith of Pittsburgh told relatives that or. Angell headed the team of surgeons who removed the heart from the donor mrs. Virginia White. When or. Shumway took Over or. Angell was Able to take photo graphs of the operation As it progressed. They were the Only pictures of the operation taken mrs. Angell said adding she was a a besieged with numerous Calls from interested a 1957 graduate of Cornell University at Ithaca n.y., or. Angell received his medical degree from the University of Rochester school of Medicine in 1962. Prior to his graduation he spent a year in Scotland studying genetics and pathology at the University of Glasgow. He was born in december 1935, at Cortland n.y., son of the late Kenneth and Martha Willson Angell. After the death of his parents he was raised by an aunt miss Mary Willson of Crosby. Or. Angell attended the Crosby elementary school and was graduated from Smethport High in 1953. While a student in Smethport he served As president of the student Council and was a member of a record breaking mile relay team. Mckean county attorneys George b. And James k. Angell Brothers of or. Angell have offices in Eldred port Allegany and Smethport. Another aunt mrs. Florence Savage lives in Crosby with miss Willson. Or. Angell his wife Nancy and two children Cathy 5, and Scott 3, live at 774 Allen court Palo Alto. Or. And mrs. Angell Are both ardent skiers. He also enjoys Hunting and fishing native sports of Mckean county when he is Able to find the time. Right now his wife reports he is a related Over the following the meeting Board members re elected the following officers James j. Matthews chairman of the Board w. L. Branch president and executive vice president Irma r. Dickinson vice president and Trust officer c. J. Engel vice president Francis a. Corignani assistant vice president William j. Branch treasurer n. F. Glady assistant treasurer Teresa w. Mackenzie assistant treasurer Elizabeth Ebauer assistant Secretary and Jerry b. Moore assistant treasurer. Branch officers include George o. Tiffany vice president and Armat Duhart assistant treasurer at 671 e. Main st., and Laurence j. Freaney assistant vice president at 587 South ave. At Smethport officers Are e. J. Conwell vice president a. Elmer quirk vice president John w. Comes assistant vice president and Anthony d. Ross assistant Secretary and treasurer. Commissioners May a beef up county a Herd woman is involved in minor traffic mishap miss Marjorie Nash of 33 Williams st., Bradford was admitted to Bradford Hospital for observation monday afternoon after a minor traffic Accident in Smethport. According to e. Abbey Southwick chief of the Borough police miss Nash was found on the ground outside her car which had skidded into a ditch. Miss Nash was picked up and again placed in her vehicle and later taken to a physicians office. She was taken to Bradford Hospital in an ambulance. Bell to spend big sum the Bell Telephone co. Of Pennsylvania expects to spend a record $190 million for capital improvements. This is an increase of $24 million Over last years expenditure. Troopers raid two it. Jewett veterans clubs it. Jewett a a detail of eight officers from the Kane Barracks of state police sunday raided the it. Jewett vow and american legion Home and confiscated a Quantity of tickets and punch boards used in gambling. Taken before Justice of the peace Arnold Field of Hazel Hurst were stewards of the vow Andrew Frederick Decker of Box 284 it. Jewett and Ernes Harold Barber of Hazel Hurst. A charge of establishing gambling devices was placed against the two men. The two were released on bail with the equip ment seized held for future court action. The Mckean county commissioners Are considering a proposal to a beef up the Herd of cattle at the county farm in Smethport. At monday s Board session the members authorized Clarence e. Craver county agricultural agent to negotiate for the possible Purchase of five additional cows and one Bull of the same Strain that is presently located at the farm. The county discontinued its diary Herd at the farm Here in the fall of 1966 by disposing of the animals and acquired a beef Herd of 12 head which has expanded to include seven calves. Commissioners approved payment to Industrial appraisers of Pittsburgh for up dating values of county buildings the figures being used for insurance purposes. District attorney William e Potter was authorized expenses for attendance at a seminar to be held feb. 13-16 at Harrisburg. Bum victim Hurt dogs available i c or pets guard duty from Spca North Penn Gas co. Names new manager port Allegany James l. Plotts has been promoted to manager of the Coudersport District of the North Penn Gas co., according to an announcement made by Franklin b. Gilmore president. Or. Plotts has been employed by the company for eight years As a service Man. He succeeds William j. Geigle who retired. Or. Plotts is a graduate of Coudersport High school. He is married to the former Elizabeth Long and they have two sons James 13, and Stephen to. Big order for Dorcon the new York port authority has accepted the bid of the Dorcon co. Of Warren to design fabricate and erect 18 floating roof tanks for storage of Jet fuel at John f. Kennedy International Airport. Vow to give draftees and enlistees sendoff the members of it. John c. Roche Post veterans of foreign wars Bradford have decided that special measures will be taken to see that representatives Are on hand when the next contingent of draftees and enlisted men leave the Community for service in the armed forces. Coffee and doughnuts will be served to the men leaving. Again in crash of ambulance Ernest Copeland of Newell Creek near Eldred will Start receiving skin grafts for Burns suffered in an Oil lease fire As soon As he recovers from a broken leg and other injuries sustained while Riding in an ambulance. The unfortunate Man was burned dec. 19 in a fire on the Sage Oil lease on red Rock Hill. The Burns were so severe that skin grafts were necessary and last week the Accident victim was placed in an ambulance at the Bradford Hospital where he had been a patient since the fire. The destination was Allegheny general Hospital in Pittsburgh but the ambulance skidded on the icy Highway near Marienville and went into a ditch. Or. Copeland s condition is reported to be Good but his skin grafting operation schedule is delayed indefinitely. Dogs for pets or for guard duty Are available from the Mckean county Spca it has been announced. Dogs of most any Breed age or size May be found at the Spca temporary shelter on Dorothy Lane Bradford according to mrs. George Tiffany. Among the younger dogs listed by mrs. Tiffany Are German Shepard 2, to weeks females beagles i 15 weeks male Beagle Bir dog 2, 13 weeks male and female Beagle mixed i 8 weeks male and Collie i to weeks female. Full grown dogs red Bone hound mixed Breed female bulldog mixed male and collies mixed male and female. With training several of the dogs would make excellent guard dogs for businesses. Those interested in securing a dog and paying nominal fees can Contact mrs. Tiffany at 247 w. Corydon st., Bradford after 8 . Authorize increases promoted a. Scott Chick Erin in Oil City resident has Bov. I promoted to the newly created Post of National account representative for Brand sales of the Quaker state Oil refining corp., according to Lewis r. Freeman vice president of marketing. Or. Bickering will retain his offices in Oil City where he has been employed by Quaker state since 1959 As a technical sales representative with the Wax specialities department. In his new position he will serve As the corporation s Liaison Between National accounts and distributors who Supply these accounts. Increased demand for Quaker state Oil and lubricants necessitated a More efficient Means of communications said or. Freeman. Or. Cockerin is married and has two children. Smethport Man Heads Bradford rambler Agency a Smethport Man is president of a new corporation which has purchased Oliver costello rambler inc., Bradford Agency for rambler automobiles. Theodore m. Haupt is the new president. The vice president is Carl f. Smith of Little file Nesee n.y., who will be Active in the sales department. Or. Haupt has operated a Barber shop in the Infantino bldg., main st., Smethport for a number of years. Lawrence r. Warnerjr. Of 17 Welch ave., Bradford is Secre tary treasurer and general manager of the new organization. Or. Warner was employed by the former owners. The new corporation purchased the business from p. J. Cos Tello or. Judge holds rehearing on plea for annexation a rehearing in the Vista involved Are about 25 acres storm Circle annexation mat of property currently in Brad ter in the Bradford area was Ford township. Petitioner in the Back before judge Glenn e. Case is the City of Bradford. Mencer monday in Mckean county court at Smethport. Woman recovers $22,500 Dama quotes in mates death the rehearing was necessary because the state Superior court on dec. 14 handed Down a decision vacating the former ruling of judge Mencer in rejecting the annexation proposal and remanding the proceeding to the jurisdiction of Mckean county. The Superior court had a civil Case settled out of court tou Quot a that her was no trans thursday has resulted in the in pm. Ava lab e for review from receipt of $22,500 for mrs. La a prior Hearm inducted by a three Man commission appointed in december of 1966 following the filing of an objection by the township. The commission did not hold its hearing until april 20, 1967, and subsequently submitted a report to judge Mencer who made his decision in in id june. The City and the township argued the Appeal which was instituted by the municipality to Pittsburgh last nov. 16. Mem Stewart East Smethport whose husband was killed in mistake for a Turkey in 1965. The civil Case for which testimony was heard wednesday and thursday before Federal judge Gerald Weber in Erie and which ended in settlement out of court found mrs. Stewart being represented by attorney John f. Potter Erie. The death of or. Stweart occurred on nov. 20, 1965, in Norwich township when John Andri Titusville shot or. Ste solicitor Richard e. Bran Dow is representing the City in wart in mistake for a wild tur-1 the annexation proceeding and key. Or. Andrich was charged the township solicitor is Murray with a killing a human being r Garber. As the rehearing was recessed late monday afternoon City manager Milton e. Lopus was on the stand. Testimony will resume at to am. Thursday and the Case is scheduled to be completed that Day. Judge Mencer is expected to defer his find in mistake for in the criminal Case before judge Glenn e. Mencer in Smethport june 6, 1966, the Case resulted in a Hung jury. Prosecuting attorney was William f. Potter Mckean county District attorney a brother of attorney fogs in foe Case unit a later Potter of Erie who handled the Date. Civil Case for mrs. Stewart water requirements in the Vista area highlighted the initial hearing and was discussed in mondays testimony when it was stated by several witnesses that la of the 28 families in the District were furnished City water a Short time after judge Mencero a dismissal was announced. However both the Vista area speakers and a City witness pointed out repeatedly that other municipal services also had Newborn infant found in car in Bradford lot an abandoned baby found in an automobile in the Powell parking lot in lower main st., Bradford next to the b. Amp o. Railroad tracks at 12 06 .,., yesterday was retried in Good been desired by the petitioners condition at Bradford Hospital frown the outset of the Annex for Borough councilmen Harrisburg a increase has now been authorized for members of Borough Council of Mckean county a six boroughs according to legislation cleared by the legislature and now signed into Law by the governor. With population Between 1,500 and 3,000 the new maximum rate of has been set at $30 a month previously this rate was $15 per month for boroughs with a 1,500-2,500 population. If a Borough population rang state Law establishes Only is Between 3,000 to 5,000 the new the maximum that May be top for councilmen is $50 received by Borough Council per month As opposed to the men and mayors and it is present $20 per month in Bor these maximums that now have been upped by the legislature. The actual rate of is fixed by Borough ordinance. This is the new maximum schedule for councilmen of the county s six boroughs in boroughs with a population of 1500 or less the top rate shall not exceed $25 per month. Previously this was broken Down into two categories under 750 population a $5 per month and from 750 to 1,500 population a $10 per month. For councilmen of boroughs ought Between 2,500 and 5,000. Between 5,000 and 10,000 population maximum councilman climbs to $100 a month As compared with $50 a month under the old scale for the same population spread. Previously in boroughs with 10,000 population and Over the maximum had been set at $100 a month. This now has been broken Down into two categories i a 10,000 to 15,000 population with a maximum of $150 per month and 2 a 15,000 or Ever $200 a month. Kin of county residents helps Nab suspects Kane a patrolman William Weston son of or. And mrs. Vincent Weston of Greeves st., Kane and a Nephew of senior Mckean county commissioner Russell Weston of it. Jewett assisted in the apprehension of two burglary suspects wednesday in an Erie car Chase. Reportedly patrolman Weston and patrolman Henry Aldrete spotted an Auto described Over police radio and followed it from 18th and Liberty its. To 15thi and Poplar in Erie where the i car finally hit the curb and stopped. Patrolman Aldrete fired a warning shot which did not Stop them. Subsequent shots fired by Aldrete hit one of the men in the who was apprehended. Another escaped. The men were suspected of involvement in Erie burglaries wednesday night. At press time. The infant a girl and believed to be a a few hours old a was found when its cries attracted Ornie Austin of 167 w. Washington st., owner of the car and John Matte of 14 Cole ave., who was with him. Hon proposal to City Council during the latter part of 1966. Howard l. Luzier of 28 Vista ave. Ext., one of the prime movers behind the annexation movement by the area residents testified that a water was uppermost among the peo. Pie who circulated the or. Austin stated that he was he added however that he per in bus was tonally Felt that despite the poor Ward bound when he heard the qua Foy Anco inadequate Supply ones of water from the private Well Bradford police led by other or improved services were chief Robert Zimmerman and sought by the signers. Sgt. Gerald Beyler Are con he said All the la residents tinting their investigation. Now receiving City water Are the baby according to police paying $5 a month As compared a Well bundled up in a with $5 a Quarter within the City in order to amortize the municipality a Cost of installing a pumping station and extending lines to the private system. Victor Neatrour of 9 n. Vista ave. Spoke along the same vein outlining the petitioning procedure utilized and commenting on the Low Supply and contaminated water which had existed in the Vista storm Sec was Blanket when found. Warren county prothonotary dead at 66 Westerberg Heads cities committee Harrisburg speaker of the House Kenneth b. Leer Sullivan has appointed rep. Victor j. Westerberg Kean As chairman of the House committee on third class cities. Rep. Westerberg will assume his new chairmanship immediately in anticipation of a Large workload for this committee in 1968, or. Lee said. Or. Westerberg is also vice chairman of the motor vehicles committee Secretary of the conservation and natural resources committee As Well As being an elected Delegate to the constitutional convention. Warrens Warren g. Lowe Warren county prothonotary and Jor clerk of courts died at Warren �?z0ur efforts t0 obtain g0o j general Hospital at 9.40 . Waer were not made contingent Friday at the age of 66. U annexing to the City a he or. Lowe suffered a heart at testified he told of efforts to tack following his swearing in obtain Relief from Bradford ceremonies in the Chambers of township officials and of the judge Alexander c. Flinck jr., formation of a township water on tuesday. Long Active in the authority after a we talked to Republican party or. Lowe was a native of Freehold township. He was the son of the late Al r. J. Brennan chairman dred g. Lowe a former Warren of Bradford sanitary authority county commissioner. Described the local sewerage in his first try for Public of j Plant and other facilities of the fice in 1959, or. Lowe won the authority All valued at about Republican nomination for the $3,500,000, As Well As arrange office of prothonotary by a wide ments with townships concern majority. He led the ticket in ing service charges. The fall election of that year or testimony dealt and again in 1963 when he ran print Pally with the various unopposed. He also was Knop which Are posed in the 1967 primates and available or Are cur general election. Gently being utilized at least in a funeral service was held it by outside political sub at 2 . Tuesday at Grace divisions. Methodist Church. Burial in Pottsville cemetery. Was state farm show to open it is expected that 700,000 persons will attend the 52nd annual Pennsylvania farm show in Harrisburg Jan. 15-19. There will be 30 departments with 10,000 entries competing for $69,121 to Cash prizes. Record discharges state commander Theodore f. Foedisch of the american legion urges discharged veterans of the Vietnam War to have their discharge papers recorded immediately in the county recorder of deeds office. No fee is charged for recording but there is a Small fee for certified copies. He mentioned the firs and police departments recreation facilities saying the swimming Pool at Callahan Park is used by More non residents than Bradford ians codes and ordinances in Force in that City in compliance with state and Federal regulations Urban renewal and housing projects and Carnegie Public Library partly supported by Bradford taxpayers

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