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Smethport Mckean County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 16, 1958, Smethport, Pennsylvania Published in the county seat of Mckean county Mckean county Democrat a Northwestern Pennsylvania s leading democratic weekly Quot Mckean county a picture Neil paper established 1858 volume no. Too established 185$ Smethport pa., thursday january 16, 1958 terms�?$4.00 per tear single copy�?10c no. S continue efforts to recover body of boy drowned in River Westons Mills. N y. Special j the body of five be amp a old Gene chief Jack Page of the Westons Mills fire department said Teeter Day morning that his men Are con toning to patrol the Banks at the Allegheny River in Hope of funding Sylvania closest Island Industry report states it a rumoured Here this week that Sylvania electric products. Inc., is abandoning its Plant in puerto Rico and will Combine its Mica operations in its new Plant at Titusville. This Mica work for Sylvania was done under sub contracts for Many i whose parents or. And mrs. John Crawford who fell through the ice and drowned last Friday afternoon. The drowning victim and his six year old brother Leslie plunged through a thin crust in the Middle of the River at Westons Mills last Friday at 3.30 . Two playmates who witnessed the tragedy Edward Lengvarsky and his five year old sister Janet pulled Leslie to safety but the brother vanished under the ice. The Crawford children the sons of or. And mrs. Lester Crawford of Westons Mills had been playing on lie Frozen River and apparently strayed out onto an area of thin ice on the Edge of the current at mid River which Seldom freezes Over. The scene is at the end of Mill St. Here at a spot parallel to it. 17, about three Miles East of the Olean City line. The two Lengvarsky children years by the r. W. Herzog co. And Backus Novelty co. In Smethport. Lengvarsky reside Here were standing on the Bank when their part of the Mica work was lost two playmates dropped through the when puerto Rico a Quot operation ice into about four feet of water.1 Bootstrap Quot Industrial promotion they thought Leslie might have persuaded Sylvania to open a Plant flipped in a futile attempt to res on the Island. A a a Cue his brother. The Sylvania sub contract which alter pulling Leslie to safety by provided excellent jobs for Many his leg the three ran to an ice Smethport area residents was end skating Pond around a Bend in de entirely last Spring when the i the River and Back from the Shore. Company purchased the Plant in there they met another of the Titusville. Lengvarsky children Darla. These lass of the Sylvania work was four Lien rushed to 12-year-old a severe blow to Smethport and Diane Williams of Westons Mills nothing has been secured to replace who was skating and so Bingly the lost Industry. Blurted out that Gene had gone in an electronic age it is indeed under the ice. Ironic that Smethport with Plant Diane sent them to a nearby facilities highly trained personnel Home on Mill St. Where westerns and outstanding production records Mills Volunteer firemen were sum extending Over a period Ai More moved. Back in Honywood after an absence of 15 years Frances Farmer is Back in Hollywood calif., where she will appear in a filmed to show. Miss Farmer who once earned $1,500 a week left the film capital in 1942 after a breakdown. Upon her recovery she worked As a reservations clerk in a san Francisco hotel. Gas promoter spends night in prison cell last widow of . Vet in area Dies the significant historical fact that perhaps the Aust surviving widow of a civil War Veteran residing in this Section of the country had died was omitted from the obituary of mrs. Louise Martin 93, who died on monday of last week week at her Home Smethport r 3, where she had lived for 71 years. Mrs. Martins husband. Simon was bom in Germany in 1838. A son of John and Google plan Martin. He enlisted in the Union army on sept. 5, 1884, in the 211th regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer infantry after fighting in the Battles of Bermuda Hundred fort Stedman and Spotsylvania court House All in Virginia he was wounded Over the left Eye in the fall of Peters Burg a. He spent 14 months in a Hospital and was mustered out of service with his regiment on june 2, 1885, at Petersburg. Because he was a wounded member of the grand army of the Republic Comrade Martin was one of the veterans selected to form the Honor guard when the Soldier Monument on the Lawn of the Mckean county court House in Smethport was dedicated in 1886. According to members of his family the civil War Veteran regarded the dedication ceremony As one of the outstanding events of his life. Or. Martin and Louise Tanner were married in Olean on dec. 6. John Fox former publisher of the defunct Boston Post and Well known in this area due to his past connection with the North Penn Ca. Co. With , in port 1m# and took up to Rex Allegany a. Jailed for one night a a a Quot a a a vouch a it get Clearfield on of Lait it a or a a a Ltd Ltd a torchlight Parade in this area to Start at 7 0�?Tclock tonight tonight at 7 o clock Smethport remember to turn on your porch girls scouts under the direction of Light or place a Light Al the win mrs lots Nelson chairman will Daw tonight before 7 if you wish stage their annual torchlight a to contribute funds to help Battle Rade to collect funds for the March polio. Of dimes. Social Security pays big sum in this county Bolio hah of fam a plaques at the polio Hall of Fame in warm Springs ga., Are of from left or. John f. Enders. Or. Jonas Salk Franklin Roosevelt and Basil o Connor. Standing beneath them at the polio a Victory rally Quot Are or. Salk mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and o Connor. International than 15 years a been unable to secure a replacement for the Sylvania work. 2 persons suffer injuries in 2-uar mix up at Cyclone two Perron were injured last thursday Al a two car mix up on it. 848 Neer the Hilltop Volunteer fire department Hall at Cyclone Luey Burdick 04, Smethport a admitted to Bradford Hospital around 0 30 . For treatment of a laceration Over the left Eyebrow. Or. Robert Hewitt. 33, Cyclone a treated in Bradford Hospital dispensary for a left knee injury and released or. Burdick was Riding in a car driven by Howard Burdick. Or Hewitt was attempting to turn her ear into a driveway area off the Rood when the mishap occurred around 4 pm. Or. Hewitt was driven to the Hospital in the Hilltop Volunteer fire department ambulance or. Burdick was taken to the Hospital later by a member of his family. Clone to 150 volunteers and firemen from five Volunteer companies. Westerns Mills Allegany Portville Hinsdale and die town of Olean rushed saws to the scene and out through the eight to 12-Inch-thick ice covering most of the River. As no Trace of the body was found and Day turned into night the firemen brought portable Light week Fox refused Freedom for Tome unknown reason when his Neys Robert b. Apple of Smethport 1897. This newspaper would like to atu3r�?z j know of there Are any widows of civil War veterans living in this elderly couple unhurt As fire damages dwelling near Larabee residents of Mckean county Are Nowr receiving Well Over a Quarter of a million dollars a month in Federal social Security payments. W. J. O Neill manager of the Dubois office of the social Security administration reported this week that 5,160 residents of this county Are beneficiaries of monthly checks totalling $288,000. Payments on a 12-Moat the basis Are running at a rate of $9.400,000 a i year in the Dubols area. Totals for other counties in the i District include Elk. 2.940 persons i receiving $164,900 per month Cam games in two leagues. J Eron 481 persons $24,376 Clear Field 7.330 Persona $349,000 Jeffer i son 4,440 persons $211,800 # or. Of Neill reported that approx i lately 70% of the beneficiaries Are past the age of 65 or 62 in the Case of women collecting retiring menu or payments As member of the Smethport rotary club and lion club will provide transportation for the Otril j scouts. Please turn off your porch a ghz after Che solicitor Call. This will help prevent duplication of efforts j in the drive. The annual torchlight Parade will be staged tonight in the entire Smethport area. Robert Morrison is preparing the program for the radio show to be j broadcast for the Benefit of the March of dimes from the Smethport school auditorium on saturday Jan. 25. In order to accommodate the i crowds of performers and spectators. It has been necessary to move the temporary studio from the legion Home to the school. Plans Are being made for a Bene fit basketball game Between teams coached by Milton Lopus and ted Vesber. However Smethport High school players will not be Able to compete because of scheduled 70�o of March of dimes funds widow. Remains in state wives and dependent parents Many of the new social Security nearly 70 per cent of All March beneficiaries Are women who have of dimes funds raised in Penney i chosen to apply for reduced Vania has remained in this state menu at the age of 62, instead of to be spent on direct Aid to patient an elderly couple sunday escaped wife noticed something was wrong waiting until they Are 66. Increase and other programs of the nation a my William c of Clearfield it country appeared to Post tt.000 Bond. I ,unrl1 a rvs however the prisoner decided to leave the jail the next Day. The sex publisher a been involved in Many financial difficulties since i newspaper ceased operating some months ago. The port Allegany reporter at Gua report that Fox left a number Ai my Plant from each department. T unpaid accounts with fort Allegany work continued throughout die night under the direction Ai the Cattaraugus county sheriffs department and Charles Ganoung assistant coordinator of the colons Mills fir department farms As the result of his Well killing promotions. He was arrested in Clearfield on a warrant issued by Justice of the peace r. P. Neal of Clearfield who said the amount involved ii $4 350. The firemen Sank two Snow fences the charge was signed by m j.�roeti1l 0rt into the River bed at below Adams of Dubois an Oil and a for mrs. Martin was conducted at her Home last thursday afternoon. The Rev. Lynn h. Ostrander pastor of the Farmers Valley . Church officiated. During the service a hymn. Quot in lit Garden a a was Sung by Lyle Tanner Richard Tanner end Claude Tanner All nephews of mrs. My Rtin. Pallbearer were nephews of the deceased or to Fer Man. Edward Ferman Richard Tanner Lewis Tanner and Claude Tanner. Interment warn Rose Hill Cem injury when their modest dwelling off it. 448, near Larabee a damaged by fire. Earl Carpenter who operates a Small farm near the House and i county p i a i nit to meet tonight in county seat when they heard Quot something crack for this group Over the previous Al foundation according to Ralph my Quot around to a m. Year was nearly 30%. W. Pries stat March of dime they found the roof of the single included in the totals Are some chairman pries made the state Story Frame dwelling had caught payments under the new disability ment to coincide with the Start of fire around a Metal flue and had provision of the social Security the 1950 polio Appeal which began the flames pretty much under con act. Last thursday Troi when Eldred Volunteer fire in the Dubai area during 1967, Quot since 1938 the people of Penn department men and equipment there were 395 application for Dos Sylvania Nave contributed $21,803. Arrived. Ability benefits for worker 50 years 403 to the fight against infantile fire chief Raymond of age and older and 111 Applina Putty 4v pries stated. Quot of this dispatched the department pumper turns for disabled children Bene sum 815 soq.384 a been spent in and Tanker with about 18 volunteers fit. Pennsylvania for the care of polio to the scene about six mile South or. Of Neill pointed out that action victim and in Grants to institutions of Eldred. On disability applications takes sub of this this in the 20th chief Windsor investigation in Stan Riahy longer than on regular anniversary of the March of dimes members of the Lewis run school Parent teacher association will heated the Kitchen Wood stove had serve As Host for the midwinter overheated the flue. He estimated die scene in the Hope of catching the body As it floated downstream. The search for the Little boy continued through tuesday. Working along an eighth of a mile of River downstream from die scene of the tragedy volunteers scooped broken ice onto the River Bank with Clam shovels rigged on Bulldozer. Dynamite mid Power Chain saws were used As men blasted and hacked the Frozen surface of the Allegheny. Plans for skin divers to make Field worker who claimed he we employed by Fox about 18 months ago in a Well Drill log operation. Die charge was filed by Adams on behalf of himself and ten other men. Michael Piro Warden of the Clearfield jail told reporters he did no to know Why Fox declined Bond when attorneys Apple and Chase appeared the Warden added that Fox w As Quot very uncooperative with me when i a booking him. I was eight Lases listed for argument court judge Charles g. Hubbard will hear the argument list of a regular session of Mckean county second try St penetrating the Depths about half Way through when he were abandoned monday when said he did no to have to answer my Veteran diver Lynn h. Miller of Gowanda a unable to direct i after Fox a released on Bond. Diving operations. Miller a Cath attorneys issued a aute ment meeting of the Mckean county Council of Parent teacher associations to be held at Smethport to a night. Mrs. Harry Lehman. Duke Cen i ter president of the county unit i will preside at the meet tag which will get under Way at 7 30 of clock in the Parish House of St. Luke a j episcopal . Otto to p. A whether or not mrs Anne Anderson director of a wage tax should be levied by the guidance for the Smethport area Otto eld red joint school District j joint school will be the Pruiet levying of i age tax is left i p to school areas damage to the roof at around $200. The living quarters sustained some smoke water damage. Two Bradford ians 57 dog licenses sentenced in court expired Jan. 15 on morals Charlie in Pennsylvania r j waa referred to member districts after a discussion and question and answer period at its january meeting monday night. Board solicitor Glenn e. Mencer speaker. Her topic will be Quot giving youth a helping mrs Helen Kohler it. Jewett will Lead the founders Day Observance. Music will be supplied by the Brad u r Angus county Deputy sheriff was ill and his diving partner Deputy Richard t. Thrasher of Gowanda said it would be futile for which said Quot in july 1956. When Check were mailed to the various employees sufficient funds were available to and supervising principal Ralph l. Four tones a Bradford Barbershop Sweitzer gave their views on the quartet aspect 0f a wage tax. The members on the Board after a question and answer period elected to refer the wage tax proposal to the member District for individual Board action As to whether or not such court of common pleas Ai amp a Tang m a a a a a a a . A a it a a but i a. Hired. Those District Man. So. _ work in the River. I of delivery and presentment of the judge Charles g. Hubbard presiding at a special session of Mckean county criminal court last Friday in Smethport sentenced two Bradford ians convicted dec. 18 on morals charges. Under a new Law affecting these or. Lehman urged representation cases judge Hubbard sentenced from each county unit to further Donald Shugars 22, and John Cun the program of fostering Good Een jr., 21. To not Lees than one Home school relations. Year and not More than five years mrs. Viola Falconi of the Host in a state institution to be deter nun organization will be luncheon chaired by the Western correctional to a m. Tuesday in the court House i Rev we a at Smethport. L Crews and men raking checks for payment All Bank a ice from boats worked in count and receivable Ai or. Fox floodlights set up on River Banks had been Frozen by . Govern it has often been said mts1 10 Oclock Matvay night ment tax lines and. Therefore the or. Westons Mills firemen said that Bank could not Honor the checks. Iou Hill or miss w Atef Volunteer from Eldred. Pa., and Quot it is our opinion that the com Are Eldred Borough Otto twp. Eldred twp. And Ceres twp. Will be assisted by unit officers mrs. Madeline Don Guzzi president mrs. Gloria mar diagnostic and classification on retirement and survivors insurance the remainder he said. Has been claims. Used through the National Beadle a disability payment is finally quarters to finance Saik vaccine approved checks will be mailed research for vaccination programs retroactively for 1957. And for training of doctors nurses a and therapists through a nation wide Survey. A statewide Survey conducted by polio chapter in the 07 counties disclosed there were 10.000 victim in Pennsylvania eligible for the foundations rehabilitation program. Quot some of these live from breath to breath in respirators and others Are bedridden in Hospital Jewett. Or Gettin Ltd about on crutches and wheelchairs. These people Are the part of the polio program that remains with us. They Are the thousands who were left out Ai this summer wonderful news about the Salk vaccine and the decline of polio through the enormous Advance made in rehabilitation techniques and equipment the great majority of these people can be helped. Or. Pries continued. Quot die March of Melvin c. Edger it Mckean Potter dog Law officer a issued a reminder that 1957 dog licenses expired yesterday and new tag needed for All dogs Over six months of age Are now available through county treasurers office peace justices aldermen or notaries Public. Detail Are available through those sources. Or. Edinger quoted part of the Pennsylvania dog Law he considers Quot very important to owners of live Stock mid poultry Quot As ter. Pittsburgh. The Deputy com-1 a tit Quot Quot a u. Dime a a Mission to a comp slut Over for abutment the will any a a a we or ii or a a Ltd. A must Mist Janet Atwell of Eldred Aas to. Vic president mrs. Una Fulgo. Decide where they will serve Thena a a a a How them that we do not consider Mercury and mrs Florence Zam in �?�lml1 Orl a a a by re it a a Nam Berlan treasurer. Firemen in the search monday. The victim is one of six children of or. And mrs. Crawford and was a kindergarten Pupil at Portville Central school. His brother Leslie i a there. I until the Well huns dry9 Lime Stone famed the Hinsdale Al i leg any. Portville and town of Olean Las of fkr i edition of the Oswayo Valley mall a Shinglehouse weekly newspaper explained that no Issue of the paper were printed on dec 26 or Jan. 2, due to the fact Quot there was no advertising not even enough to make an excuse for publishing a Quot postal the mail continued Quot require that newspapers carry a certain percentage of advertising to warrant second class postage of not it is no longer a newspaper. The mail has skated on thin ice for a Long time a and when we cannot even borrow enough advertising there will be no mail issued that people do not realize until it is too late that most weekly newspapers require the investment of Many More dollars per Dollar of return than any other business in a Small town. Because it is printed once a week contributors of news items and advertisers often wait until the very last moment before submitting copy thus adding to the problems of the weekly by throwing operations into costly overtime for the sole convenience of the Public. In any list of get Rich Quick schemes a weekly newspaper would occupy last place by a wide margin. Plaint were brought without the named successor to mrs. Gertrude Zetler who resigned As Grade i teacher in Duke Center elementary school. Term. Shugars convicted on an tonal morals charge will also serve a b buried for any damages to their id i Quot livestock or poultry by dogs Quot but and complainant having the facts . A la coi Siru contract awarded i a first Grade student i for it. 6 project positive reports taken in a Ray Survey total 137 the dog officer warned that the a coaches to meet tonight months in the Mckean county License Taga must be affixed to a a meeting of Che Smethport j upon completion of the sentence substantial Collar and worn by the downtown coaches club will be state institution. A times and dogs with held tonight at 8 of clock in the Ned Combs 20, of Olean r d., out current tags Are considered constructed on the Public Smethport fire department s meet convicted dec. 10 on Center of port Aile ing Hall in the Borough building charge was Given a general sen Fulton and e. Water Sis. Tence to Camp Hill for minors. Port has new ice rink a municipal ice skating rink a been that Mere survival is enough that life can become useful productive once die people of Pennsylvania contributed $2,233,922 to the March of dimes in 1957 but while the widespread use of the Salk vaccine a. J ,. Drastically reduced the number of. Morals stray Quot and May be disposed of by c1us,s a Sut 0fficer 0n a get. A total of 1,719 films were taken of which 137 had positive reports that is indicating some Chest ailment at the nov. 1215 Survey conducted by the Mobile a Day unit in the county the Mckean county tuberculosis and health society announced this week. The positive report were broken Down into these categories possible tuberculosis 6 cardiac 53 aortic i bronchopulmonary 24 pleural 2 other Chest conditions 51. Sixty eight of these cases were recommended for larger a rays. Cards have been sent to Ell with negative Chest a rays and letters to the persons with positive report and to their family doctors. The Mobile Chest a Ray unit will j Vania liquor control Board. The visit the county the week of mar. 3. 1 couple is being held on $500 bail. A state College contractor yesterday was awarded a contract for the improvement of 0 59 Miles of it. 6 in Southern Mckean county by the stat department of highways. The associated press reported from Harrisburg that Herbert r. Imbt inc., was engaged to do the work on a bid of $844,275. The project involves the widening and bituminous resurfacing of the Highway form it. Jewett in the direction of Kasson. Included is the construction of Throe new Bridges to accommodate the widened Roadway. It is expected that work will get under Way in Early Spring. Held for liquor sales or. And mrs. James Morbito of Bradford Are being held for a hearing Jan. 29 on charges of illegal sales of liquor and Beer without a License. The information was filed with Alderman Carroll Clayton of Bradford by Paul k. Frisked enforcement officer of Hie Peim Syl flood dam funds in budget with one exception this Section of on unit i Early that year the state fared better than any i a $1,500,000 item in the 1967 Bud other locality of Pennsylvania in it continuance of president Eisenhower record $74 billion budget presented to Congress county Home one of 50 certified a for surplus items the Cost of caring for the thousands who contracted the disease before 1957 has already emptied the treasuries of Many Ai our chapter the chairman added. Person 20 to id i Riecl to get anti polio shot on monday. Among the continuing project allotted funds in the proposed budget for fiscal 1959, which starts july i. Were the flood control work of the Bradford District flood control authority $2,200,000 and the Kinzua dam $1,000,000, largest single outlay of the $21.-385.000 sought for flood control and the current fiscal schedule for a total of $2,500,000. The original estimate for the entire four unit program figured the ultimate Cost at $8,200,000. The $1,000,000 for the Allegheny River Reservoir commonly known As the Kinzua dam was the second in a Row Quot to Start construction of the vast $101,000,000 project. After several years of plan neg. A $1,000,000 request in pres Klent the senecas Are asking die courts to uphold their Contention that 1794 treaty forever assures the Sanctity of thew tribal Lan lots. The Mckean county Home near or. Charles l. Wit oar Secretary William p. Mcvay chairman of Smethport Aas one of 50 Pennal of health in Pennsylvania today the Bradford District flood con Vania institutions certified this called on pennsylvanian in the Troi authority expressed his Gratis week As eligible to receive Federal 20 to 40 year age bracket to get fiction monday Over the pros surplus property by the state Wei-1 their vaccinations against polio pet of the additional $2,200,000. Fare department Wilbar said 1.100.000 common he said that if Congress concurs 1 welfare Secretary Harry Shapiro wealth citizen have not yet gotten told lie associated press that a their first shots while an addition new regulation of the depart Al 1,700 000 atm need second and navigation projects in Pennsylvania Eisenhower a 1958 budget for con was the $10,000,000 requested to s True Loo purposes stood up through continue work on deepening the Delaware River Channel Between Philadelphia and Trenton. . The Bradford flood control item nearly equals the stun of All appropriations made under three previous Federal burgets. The initial allotment of $500,000 in the 1956 several months of congressional mane vering. However no work was started. One reason a. The militant opposition of the Seneca nation of indians who Are waging a right in the Federal courts against the impending flooding of their Allegheny budget served to get Earth moving i reservation West Ai Salamanca. With the presidential request the appropriation would be sufficient to Complete work in unit 2 and provide initial funds for the construction of unit 3. Robert Davidson authority Engineer. Reported that As of dec. 31, work on unit 2 was 54-percent Complete. Installation of Sheet piling along both sides of the tuna Creek Channel is continuing in the Vicinity of the Kendall refuting co. Unit 2 extends from about 300 feet below Ute Kendall ave. Bridge ment of health. Education and welfare makes county Homes eligible if they provide medical care facilities to their residents. The Homes previously were certified to receive Federal Aid under the nursing car program of the Public assistance department. Third shot. Phone operator retires name Eldred woman port Allegany special a mrs. Ruth Munson a retired a chief operator of the local office of the Bell Telephone co of Pennsylvania after five years service Here. Mrs. Mildred Stewart former exhibits Capone at show miss Barbara Fox of Smethport r 3 is exhibiting Capone raised to a Point approximately 800 feet j in her 4-h project work Ai the chief operator at Eldred took Over South of the Confluence of the East Pennsylvania farm show in mar the chief operator s Post Bere on and week by Anele. Ryburg this week. Meed a

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